Police operation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Dewsbury

Police in Dewsbury are launching a four-day operation to tackle crimes including child sexual exploitation in the town.

The operation will be launched on Tuesday July 25 and will run until Friday 28 in Dewsbury town centre.

There will be high visibility patrols with police officers and partner agencies including Social Services, Barnardos, youth engagement workers, sexual health workers, alcohol abuse workers, mental health nurses, fines warrant officer, in and around Dewsbury town centre aiming to tackle crime, CSE and anti-social behaviour.

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PC Chris Birkenshaw, of Kirklees Intergrated Offender Management Team, said: "We are conducting this operation with the aim to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and illegal use of the roads within Dewsbury and make the town centre a better place for the community.

"We hope that the increased police presence over the coming weeks will be welcomed by the community. Our officers and representatives from partner agencies will be engaging with the public and young public in the area and will be on hand to provide help and advice as well as crime prevention tips.

"Also as part of this operation, we will be proactively targeting poor and anti-social use of vehicles across the District. One of the main focuses is highlighting the dangers of the fatal four offences: speeding, drink or drug driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

"We hope that residents feel confident and reassured after speaking to the officers that we will take action against any anti-social behaviour and would urge anyone to come forward and contact us if there are any concerns or ongoing issues."