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May 2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Operation Sceptre: Sussex Police carries out week of action around knife crime”

– Sussex Police, 26/05/2022

“Kemarni Watson Darby: Mum and partner jailed after boy’s murder”

– BBC, 26/05/2022

“Texas shooting: 19 children among dead in primary school attack”

– BBC, 26/05/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Man jailed for historic sexual offences on a girl in East Sussex”

– Sussex Police, 25/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Operation Formation: Man jailed for raping woman on footbridge in Fareham”

– Hampshire Police, 25/05/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Man jailed after exposing himself to school girls”

– Sussex Police, 25/05/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Bexhill man jailed for series of historic child sex offences”

– Sussex Police, 21/05/2022

“Birmingham Children’s Hospital worker held on suspicion of poisoning child”

– BBC, 23/05/2022

WATCH: “Panorama Protecting Our Children: A Balancing Act”

– BBC, 21/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Appeal to help find missing 16-year-old Courtney”

– Hampshire Police, 21/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Isle of Wight man jailed for 18 years following non-recent rape of a child.”

– Hampshire Police, 20/05/2022

“Police Urge the Public to Act Early after 14-Year Old is Convicted of Terrorism Offences”

– Counter Terrorism Policing, 20/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Tackling violence against women and girls in Southampton”

– Hampshire Police, 20/05/2022

“Threat of online bullying greater than offline”

– Ofcom, 19/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Southampton man jailed after £51,000 of Class A drugs seized as part of county lines crackdown”

– Hampshire Police, 19/05/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Dozens of arrests and Brighton county drug lines disrupted in huge crackdown”

– Sussex Police, 19/05/2022

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Man sentenced for sexual offences against children – Windsor”

– Thames Valley Police, 19/05/2022

LOCAL DORSET: “Two charged in crackdown on suspected county lines drug dealers”

– Dorset Police, 18/05/2022

“Coalition of experts announce new Code of Practice that would hold tech companies to account for online violence against women and girls”

– End Violence Against Women, 18/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Charge made in connection with attempted kidnap of a man in Portsmouth”

– Hampshire Police, 18/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Project Foundation: How we’re tackling domestic abuse perpetrators”

– Hampshire Police, 18/05/2022

“National Action Co-Founder Alex Davies Guilty of Membership of Banned Neo-Nazi Group”

– Counter Terrorism Policing, 17/05/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Bexhill’s Brian Matthews jailed for 19 years over child sex offences”

– Sussex Police, 17/05/2022

“Actress Zara Phythian and husband jailed for child sex offences”

– BBC, 16/05/2022

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Op Sceptre – knife crime awareness week”

– Wiltshire Police, 16/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Week of action against knife crime”

– Hampshire Police, 16/05/2022

“Counter Terrorism Policing Launches Campaign Encouraging Live Music Fans to #BeSafeBeSound”

– Counter Terrorism Policing, 12/05/2022

“What Do Female Incels Really Want?”

– The Atlantic, 12/05/2022

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Swindon man who assaulted partner and tied her up in his home is jailed for seven years”

– Wiltshire Police, 12/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man charged with exposure incidents on Southsea buses”

– Hampshire Police, 11/05/2022

“Childhood trauma experienced by four in 10 NI young people”

– BBC, 11/05/2022

“Our flagship conference shines a spotlight on peer-on-peer sexual abuse as reports increase significantly”

– NSPCC, 11/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Ringwood attempted kidnap: Two men sought by police”

– BBC, 11/05/2022

“Russia behind cyber attack with Europe-wide impact an hour before Ukraine invasion”

– National Cyber Security Centre, 10/05/2022

“New email security tool launched to help organisations check their defences”

– NCSC, 10/05/2022

“Loneliness and mental health in sport”

– NSPCC, 10/05/2022

“Russia behind cyber attack with Europe-wide impact an hour before Ukraine invasion”

– National Cyber Security Centre, 10/05/2022

“Influencer culture: MPs call for action on advertising and employment rules to protect children and online performers”

– Parliament UK, 09/05/2022

LOCAL DORSET: “Arrests made during targeted patrols to tackle suspected county lines drugs gangs”

– Dorset Police, 09/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Appeal for witnesses after girl sexually assaulted in Farnborough”

– Hampshire Police, 07/05/2022

“Dominic Raab rebukes Parole Board for release of Baby P’s mother”

– The Guardian, 05/05/2022

“Scores of safeguarding complaints at after-school clubs”

– BBC, 05/05/2022

“Just 3% of child cruelty reports lead to court as Star Hobson’s family call for change”

– LBC, 05/05/2022

“Baby P’s mother Tracey Connelly set to be released from prison”

– BBC, 05/05/2022

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Jail for drug dealer who was found cuckooing a vulnerable person’s home in Swindon”

– Wiltshire Police, 05/05/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Police investigating concerning reports of assaults on children aged eight and three”

– Sussex Police, 04/05/2022

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Five people jailed for rape, sexual assault and child abduction – Slough and Crowthorne”

– Thames Valley Police, 03/05/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Pair convicted over ‘Ben and Jerry’ county line drug dealing in Brighton”

– Sussex Police, 04/05/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Police investigating concerning reports of assaults on children aged eight and three”

– Sussex Police, 04/05/2022

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Five people jailed for rape, sexual assault and child abduction – Slough and Crowthorne”

– Thames Valley Police, 03/05/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man, 23, jailed after admitting child sex offences”

– Hampshire Police, 03/05/2022

April 2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man, 77, jailed for 10 years after being convicted of rape and indecent assault”

– Hampshire Police, 03/05/2022

LOCAL BRIGHTON: “Brighton man sentenced for rape of teenage girl”

– Sussex Police, 28/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Appeal launched after college student sexually assaulted in Eastleigh”

– Hampshire Police, 28/04/2022

“Boost for public safety as four justice bills receive Royal Assent”

– GOV UK, 28/04/2022

“‘Being spiked has stopped me from going out again'”

– BBC, 28/04/2022

“Ad of the Day: Dove deepfakes highlight toxic beauty advice on social media”

– The Drum, 27/04/2022

LOCAL THAMES BRACKNELL: “Appeal for help to trace missing girl”

– Thames Valley Police, 27,04/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Convicted Crawley online child sex offender sentenced for accessing Internet”

– Sussex Police, 27/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Gosport police charge man over rape of girl, 16, in alleyway in Gosport High Street”

– Portsmouth News, 26/04/2022

“Sexual abuse imagery of girls online at record high following pandemic lockdowns”

– Internet Watch Foundation, 26,04/2022

WATCH: “Inside the Metaverse Are You Safe? Dispatches”

– Channel 4, 26/04/2022

“Over one million babies and young children living in poverty according to new report”

– Little Village HQ, 25/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man pleads guilty to raping a woman in Fareham”

– Hampshire Police, 25,04/2022

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “National Stalking Awareness Week 2022”

– Wiltshire Police, 25/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Hayling Island paedophile jailed after being snared by vigilante group for trying to entice ‘gorgeous’ girl, 13, to meet for sex”

– Portsmouth News, 25/04/2022

“M1 crash: Drink-drive mum jailed over deaths of children”

– BBC, 25,04/2022

“Cambridge-based Internet Watch Foundation warns of rise in remote abuse”

– BBC, 25/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man sentenced to four years in prison for the sexual assault of children”

– Hampshire Police, 22/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Families of survivors of child sex offences face abuser in court as he is sentenced”

– Hampshire Police, 22,04/2022

“Half a million children suffer abuse in the UK every year”

– NSPCC, 21/04/2022

“One in three trafficked children go missing from local authority care”


LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Serious case review: SCR Child P: review report.”

– HSCP, 21/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Learning review report: William”

– HSCP, 21/04/2022

“Logan Mwangi trial: mum Angharad Williamson, stepdad and teen murdered boy, 5, and dumped his body in river”

– National World, 21/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Fareham man Ismail Mahmood charged following rape of girl, 17, in a car in Southampton”

– Portsmouth News, 21/04/2022

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Tidworth man jailed for ten years for sexually abusing two children as well as possession of indecent images”

– Wiltshire Police, 21/04/2022

LOCAL DORSET: “Operation Viper strikes at the heart of county lines drug gangs”

– Dorset Police, 21/04/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Sussex man jailed for encouraging violent terrorism”

– Sussex Police, 21/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Police arrest man as they continue to investigate rape of girl, 16, in Gosport”

– Portsmouth News, 20/04/2022

“UK joins international partners to issue advice on latest Russian cyber threat”

– National Cyber Security Centre, 20/04/2022

“Funky Pigeon suspends orders after cyber-attack”

– The Guardian, 19/04/2022

“Sir Bradley Wiggins says he was groomed by a coach as a child”

– BBC, 19/04/2022

“Met Police officer Francois Olwage guilty of child sex offences”

– BBC, 14/04/2022

“Police anti-terror IT system was ‘not fit for purpose’ – former officer”

– BBC, 13/04/2022

“Man Handed Whole Life Sentence for Murder of MP”

– Counter Terrorism Policing, 13/04/2022

“What do we know about the roles of digital literacy and online resilience in fostering young people’s wellbeing?”

– LSE, 13/04/2022

“‘Lack of collective knowledge’ on needs of children in care”

– GOV UK, 13/04/2022

“People Under 35 are More At Risk from Impersonation Scams”

– Take Five, 13/04/2022

“Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online – Top Tips”

– Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland, 12/04/2022

“Lancashire Man Jailed Following Investigation by Counter Terrorism Police”

– Counter Terrorism Policing, 12/04/2022

“Kemarni Watson Darby: Man guilty of murdering partner’s son, 3”

– BBC, 12/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “London man sentenced for running County Line drugs network between London and Portsmouth”

– Hampshire Police, 12/04/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Heathfield man sentenced for child sex assaults”

– Sussex Police, 12/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Hampshire ranks top of ‘shocking’ national statistics for under-10s suspected of rapes”

– Portsmouth News, 11/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Child sex offender jailed for non-recent abuse in Sandown”

– Hampshire Police, 11/04/2022

“CYBERUK programme unveiled one month ahead of flagship conference”

– National Cyber Security Centre, 11/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Southampton man jailed for child sex offences”

– Hampshire Police, 08/04/2022

“International cyber security leaders to appear at flagship UK conference”

– National Cyber Security Centre, 08/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Police launch operation to target traffic issues and child exploitation in Portsmouth city centre”

– Hampshire Police, 08/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Paedophile Richard Baker jailed for 8 years after sending stream of pornographic messages to 14-year-old girl and attempting to meet her for sex”

– Portsmouth News, 08/04/2022

“Experts issue warning over cannabis sweets laced with Spice”

– BBC, 07/04/2022

LOCAL DORSET: “Appeal following suspicious incident in Lyme Regis”

– Dorset Police, 07/04/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Brighton woman jailed for pre-meditated attempted murder”

– Sussex Police, 07/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man jailed for non-recent child sex abuse in Waterlooville”

– Hampshire Police, 07/04/2022

“Coalition of children’s charities demand better protection against child criminal exploitation”

– Just For Kids Law, 07/04/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Football Banning Order imposed for homophobic abuse at stadium”

– Sussex Police, 07/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man found guilty of a string of child sex offences in Wootton and New Milton”

– Hampshire Police, 06/04/2022

“Huggy Wuggy: Parents and schools concerned about viral videos”

– Sky News, 05/04/2022

“Barnardo’s launches resources to help schools tackle sexual harassment and abuse”

– Barnardo’s, 05/04/2022

“‘There is no typical victim of domestic abuse’ CPS says, as it revises its legal guidance to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes”

– CPS, 04/04/2022

LOCAL SUSSEX: “PD Hoxton helps secure conviction of domestic violence offender”

– Sussex Police, 04/04/2022

“Introducing a Contextual Safeguarding Resource for Young People!”

– Safer Young Lives, 04/04/2022

“Make Not Break: New study finds ‘Lifelong Links’ improves children in care’s mental health and wellbeing”

– Family Rights Group, 04/04/2022

“Swamped NHS mental health services turning away children, say GPs”

– The Guardian, 03/04/2022

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Sheffield man jailed for nine years after being convicted of child sex offences in Hampshire”

– Hampshire Police, 01/04/2022

“Man Jailed for Inciting Racial Hatred in Online Posts”

– Counter Terrorism Policing, 01/04/2022

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