More than 50 people arrested following a year-long operation to tackle sexual exploitation.
As part of a year-long operation targeting sexual exploitation across Pill, officers have made more than 50 arrests for solicitation.
With more than 40 people charged, the operation was made possible following feedback from the community, that they were concerned the impact criminal behaviour was having on their local environment.
Chief Superintendent Tom Harding said:
“Listening to our community, it was clear that there were significant concerns about sexual exploitation.
“Already an area of focus for local teams, we worked in partnership with local groups to eliminate sexual exploitation which blights communities and causes significant harm.
“This operation sends a clear message to anyone within or visiting Pill, that there is a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation across Gwent."
As part of the operation, officers engaged with local support groups to help anyone identified as vulnerable and worked with them to get the help that they needed.
Chief Superintendent Tom Harding continued:
“I want to reassure local communities, this operation will continue to target those who prey on the most vulnerable.”
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