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July 2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “London man appears in court charged in connection with Swindon County Lines drug dealing

– Wiltshire Police 21/07/2021

Bath man sentenced for encouragement of extreme right-wing terrorism

– Counter Terrorism Policing 21/07/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Dorset Police are asking for help in tackling county lines over the summer months”

– Dorset Police 21/07/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Officers discover two cannabis factories in Southampton

– Hampshire Police 20/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Man sought over sexual assault on Brighton seafront

– Sussex Police 20/07/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Woman found guilty of manslaughter following death of one-month-old baby in Hythe”

– Hampshire Police 20/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Shoreham man jailed for raping woman after assaulting another

– Sussex Police 20/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Man given nine-year sentence for rape on Brighton beach

– Sussex Police 20/07/2021

“The Base Proscribed as a Terrorist Organisation in the UK”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 19/07/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “E-fit released in Southampton sexual assault investigation

– Hampshire Police 16/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Police investigate sexual assault on girl in Brighton

– Sussex Police 16/07/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Portsmouth man sentenced to 14 years in prison for child sexual abuse and possession of indecent images”

– Hampshire Police 16/07/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Nail bars – modern slavery and human trafficking checks made by police

– Wiltshire Police 15/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Girl, 15, pleads guilty to manslaughter of man in Crawley

– Sussex Police 14/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Brighton man given prison sentence for stalking ex-partner”

– Sussex Police 14/07/2021

“Reporting Racism Online”

– UK Safer Internet Centre 14/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Storrington man jailed for child online sex offending

– Sussex Police 13/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Scott Nye from Uckfield wanted over online child sex abuse investigation”

– Sussex Police 13/07/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man sentenced to two years and seven months in prison for robbery of 16-year-old boy in Waterlooville

– Hampshire Police 12/07/2021

“Can Facial Analysis Technology Create a Child-Safe Internet?”

– The Guardian 11/07/2021

“Signs of hope for British teenagers’ mental health but loneliness and anxiety remain high: New findings from long-term study”

– Mental Health Foundation

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

– Hampshire Police 10/07/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Witness appeal after teenager sexually assaulted in Swindon

– Wiltshire Police 09/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Man interviewed over Brighton seafront sex assault”

– Sussex Police 09/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Hastings man given 16-year sentence for sex offences against girl

– Sussex Police 09/07/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Sentencing for Swindon man who believed he was speaking online to 12-year-old girl

– Wiltshire Police 08/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Second person charged over sexual offences against girl in Brighton”

– Sussex Police 08/07/2021

“LGA: More girls being recruited and horrifically abused by county lines drug gangs”

– Local Government Association 08/07/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Operation aimed at County Lines dealers on trains into East Sussex

– Sussex Police 07/07/2021

Leicester Man Convicted Of Being A Member Of Daesh

– Counter Terrorism Policing 06/07/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Trowbridge teenager jailed for five years and eight months for drug dealing

– Wiltshire Police 06/07/2021

Man Sentenced for Sharing Terrorist Video

– Counter Terrorism Policing 05/07/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Survivors of child sex offences confront their abuser in court as he’s handed forty year sentence

– Hampshire Police 01/07/2021

June 2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Teenager detained for supplying heroin and cocaine in Swindon

– Wiltshire Police 01/07/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Man appears in court charged in connection with County Lines drug dealing

– Wiltshire Police 30/06/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Witness appeal following sexual assault in Swindon”

– Wiltshire Police 30/06/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Man due in court charged with non-recent serious sexual assault

– Wiltshire Police 30/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “11-year-old girl becomes UK ‘youngest ever mum’ with family unaware she was pregnant

– Hampshire Live 27/06/2021

“Girl, 3, found wandering alone on busy main road after escaping nursery ‘through gap in fence’”

– The Sun 26/06/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Man sentenced to 11 years after sexual exploitation of Brighton girl

– Sussex Police 25/06/2021

“Police accuse young sexual abuse survivors of lying, report finds

– IICSA 24/06/2021

“Man Who Shared Terrorist Publications Online Jailed”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 24/06/2021

Supporting parents abused by younger children

– Community Care 23/06/2021

“One third of convicted sex offenders across England and Wales avoid prison

– The Guardian 19/06/2021

“Imran Ahmad Khan: Tory MP accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old boy faces trial”

– Sky News 18/06/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Man sentenced for child sex offences – Reading”

– Thames Valley Police Police 16/06/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Update following reported sexual assault in Bournemouth”

– Dorset Police 16/06/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Appeal for witnesses following sexual assaults – Tilehurst”

– Thames Valley Police 15/06/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Appeal for witnesses following rape – Slough”

– Thames Valley Police Police 14/06/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Witness appeal following reported sexual assault in Weymouth”

– Dorset Police 13/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Portsmouth man sentenced to eight years in prison for involvement in County Lines”

– Hampshire Police 13/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Appeal for information following robbery on Goldsmith Avenue, Portsmouth”

– Hampshire Police 12/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man arrested for drug supply offences in Winchester”

– Hampshire Police 11/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Teenager pleads guilty in connection with Portsmouth assault”

– Hampshire Police 11/06/2021

“Counter Terrorism Policing Call on British Public to ‘Know the Game Plan’ for Security While Enjoying Euro 2020”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 11/06/2021

“Bath Man Found Guilty of Encouraging Extreme Right Wing Terrorism”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 11/06/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Witness appeal following report of incident involving weapons in Bridport”

– Dorset Police 11/06/2021

“OnlyFans must do more to protect children, watchdog says”

– BBC 11/06/2021

“CTP Appeals for Parents’ Help as the Number of Children Arrested in Relation to Terrorism Offences Reaches New High”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 10/06/2021

“Statement from Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu at the Conclusions into the Inquest into the Death of Usman Khan”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 10/06/2021

“More support for schools and colleges to tackle sexual abuse”

– GOV UK 10/06/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Drug dealer who exploited teenage girl in Salisbury is jailed for eight years”

– Wiltshire Police 10/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Officers conducting routine stop search arrest man for drug offences”

– Hampshire Police 09/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man suffers knife injuries to legs during incident in Portsmouth”

– Hampshire Police 09/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Southampton drug dealer jailed for eight and a half years”

– Hampshire Police 09/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Investigation update following rape in Southampton”

– Hampshire Police 08/06/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Identity sought for man seen acting indecently in Crawley playing field”

– Sussex Police 08/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Two men sentenced after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs in Winchester”

– Hampshire Police 08/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Appeal for information after man his 40s seriously assaulted in Southampton”

– Hampshire Police 07/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Officers arrest man following Basingstoke sexual assault”

– Hampshire Police 07/06/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Sussex Police secures additional Home Office funding to tackle knife crime”

– Sussex Police 07/06/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Witness appeal following reported sexual assault in Bournemouth”

– Dorset Police 07/06/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX “Man charged in connection with alleged sexual assault in Brighton”

– Sussex Police 06/06/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Man charged in connection with alleged sexual assault in Brighton”

– Sussex Police 06/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Appeal for witnesses after teenager robbed and assaulted in Southampton”

– Hampshire Police 05/06/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Witness appeal following alleged assault and sexual assault on Weymouth beach”

– Dorset Police 04/06/2021

“New survey finds ‘baby blindspot’ in children and young people’s mental health provision”

– Parent-Infant Foundation 04/06/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Operation to keep children safe and tackle violence, disorder and anti-social behaviour in Bournemouth”

– Dorset Police 04/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man found guilty of raping 19-year-old woman in Portsmouth”

– Hampshire Police 04/06/2021

“Alert: Further ransomware attacks on the UK education sector by cyber criminals”

– National Cyber Security Centre 04/06/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Child found unresponsive in Swanwick Lake has died in hospital”

– Hampshire Police 03/06/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “West Sussex man jailed for publishing private images of ex-partners”

– Sussex Police 02/06/2021

“Instagram Allows Users to ‘Hide’ Likes”

– UK Safer Internet Centre 01/06/2021

“CYCJ examines harmful sexual behaviours by children”

– Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice 01/06/2021

May 2021

LOCAL SUSSEX “Two sentenced for Bexhill child sex offences”

– Sussex Police 28/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “London man sentenced to four years in prison for drugs offences in Portsmouth”

– Hampshire Police 28/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Former choirmaster and school teacher convicted of child abuse spanning nearly four decades”

– Hampshire Police 28/05/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE “Man sentenced after thousands of indecent images of children found on his devices”

– Wiltshire Police 28/05/2021

“Feeling bored, flat and unmotivated? Here are some things that can help”

– BBC 28/05/2021

“Devon nursery worker found guilty of sexually assaulting children”

– The Guardian 28/05/2021

“The children selling explicit videos on OnlyFans”

– BBC 27/05/2021

“Call for fans to get cyber secure before summer of sport”

– National Cyber Security Centre 27/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Appeal for witnesses following rape in Southampton”

– Hampshire Police 27/05/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Continued police activity against ‘County Drugs Lines’ in Sussex”

– Sussex Police 27/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Joint multi-agency work to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Weymouth”

– Dorset Police 27/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Police and partners disrupt county line networks and local drug networks as part of a national week of intensification”

– Hampshire Police 27/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “County lines intensification week sees 81 arrests as well as drugs and cash seized”

– Thames Valley Policing 27/05/2021

“Man Sentenced for Possession of Extreme Right Wing Terrorism Materials”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 27/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Dorset Police crackdown on suspected county lines gangs results in 14 arrests”

– Dorset Police 27/05/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “County Lines intensification week”

– Wiltshire Police 27/05/2021

“County lines: 1,100 people arrested in UK crackdown”

– BBC 27/05/2021


– Hampshire Constabulary Facebook Page 27/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Dorset Police crackdown on suspected county lines gangs results in 14 arrests”

– Dorset Police 27/05/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “West Sussex man sentenced for further child sex offences”

– Sussex Police 26/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Man jailed for non-recent sex offences – Reading”

– Thames Valley Policing 26/05/2021

“UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice Annual Report 2021 Released”

– UK Safer Internet Centre 26/05/2021

“Corby stabbing: Three arrested after Rayon Pennycook killed”

– BBC 26/05/2021

“Online abuse: teenagers might not report it because they often don’t see it as a problem”

– London School of Economics 26/05/2021

“Research finds abused parents do not teach children emotional skills”

– Open Access Government 25/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Issued on behalf of Counter Terrorism Policing South East”

– Thames Valley Policing 25/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “TikTok dance challenge with hidden message shows how easy it is to miss the signs of online grooming”

– Thames Valley Police 25/05/2021

“Online is the new frontline in fight against organised crime– says NCA on publication of annual threat assessment”

– National Crime Agency 25/05/2021

“Teachers ‘struggle to deal with classroom sexual abuse'”

– BBC 25/05/2021

“What is female genital mutilation or FGM as EastEnders starts grim story?”

– Metro 25/05/2021

“Somerset music teacher banned after sex with pupil”

– BBC 25/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man jailed for over a decade for county lines dealing in Basingstoke”

– Hampshire Constabulary 24/05/2021

“Former University Student Jailed For Terrorism Offence”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 24/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Southampton man found with sawn-off shotgun and ammo”

– Daily Echo 24/05/2021

“Abuse helpline takes hundreds of calls, says NSPCC”

– BBC 24/05/2021

“Report Abuse in Education helpline receives hundreds of calls since launching in April”

– NSPCC 24/05/2021

 “South Shields Man Sentenced for Terrorism and Firearms Offences”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 21/05/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Arrest made following discovery of possible brothel”

– Wiltshire Police 21/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “COVID-19: A crisis for ‘years to come’ – How lockdowns put children under ‘unprecedented’ levels of distress”

– Hampshire Police 21/05/2021

 “Three Men Jailed for Following Investigation by Counter Terrorism Command”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 21/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Woman convicted of infanticide of baby girl in Aldershot”

– Hampshire Police 20/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man jailed for child sex offences in Eastleigh”

– Hampshire Police 20/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Man jailed for part in major drug supply network”

– Dorset Police 20/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Southampton man charged following firearms incident in Horton Heath”

– Hampshire Police 20/05/2021

“Barnardo’s warns of lasting impact of pandemic on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing  ”

– Barnardos 19/05/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Suspended prison sentence for man who pleaded guilty to making indecent images of children”

– Wiltshire Police 19/05/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Police continue to disrupt the supply of drugs in Rye”

– Sussex Police 19/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Witness appeal following indecent exposure in Emsworth”

– Hampshire Police 18/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE:”Portsmouth man sentenced to more than five years in prison for drugs offences”

– Portsmouth News 18/05/2021

“Four men bailed in anti-Semitism video investigation”

– BBC 18/05/2021

“Porn blocker ‘missing’ from Online Safety Bill prompts concern”

– BBC 18/05/2021

“Over a million hospital admissions for obesity”

– BBC 18/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Teenager assaulted by three men in Gosport”

– Hampshire Police 18/05/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Man sentenced over sex abuse of young girls in St Leonards”

– Portsmouth News 18/05/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Suspected drug dealer arrested in West Swindon”

– Wiltshire Police 18/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Cannabis factory dismantled in Farnborough”

– Hampshire Police 18/05/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Teenager arrested in possession of knife at Horsham Park”

– Portsmouth News 18/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Man sentenced to prison for drug supply offences – Reading”

– Thames Valley Police 17/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Man jailed after he is convicted of GBH – Bracknell”

– Thames Valley Police 17/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Gosport paedophile spotted kissing girl, 8, is jailed for more than four years”

– Portsmouth News 17/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Witness appeal following sexual assault in Weymouth”

– Dorsert Police 16/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Appeal for witnesses following sexual assault – Reading”

– Thames Valley Police 15/05/2021

“Landmark laws to keep children safe, stop racial hate and protect democracy online published”

– GOV UK 14/05/2021

“Thousands of young people speak to Childline about mental health and abuse during the pandemic”

– NSPCC 14/05/2021

“Counter Terrorism Policing North East: Four People Charged with Terrorism Offences”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 14/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man charged with drugs and firearms offences in Southampton”

– Hampshire Police 14/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Teenager found not guilty of murder”

– Dorset Police 14/05/2021

“What new domestic abuse legislation means for social workers”

– Community Care 13/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY “Appeal for witnesses following sexual assault – Thatcham”

– Thames Valley Police 13/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Man sentenced to 13 years after pleading guilty to serious assault and kidnap charges in Eastleigh”

– Hampshire Police 12/05/2021

“Concerns over impartiality of school abuse review”

– BBC 12/05/2021

“Deputy Assistant Commissioner Warns About the Impact of COVID-19 on Terrorism”

– National Cyber Security Centre 11/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Images released in stalking and harassment investigation – Woodley”

– Thames Valley Police 11/05/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Police arrest teenager wanted in connection with Southwater stabbing”

– Sussex Police 11/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Warrants executed in Bournemouth to tackle suspected exploitation and drug supply”

– Dorsert Police 11/05/2021

LOCAL SUSSEX: “Remain alert to the terrorist threat”

– Sussex Police 11/05/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Around £15,000 worth of cannabis seized during warrant in Cholderton”

– Wiltshire Police 11/05/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Counter Terrorism Police granted more time to question four suspects”

– Wiltshire Police 08/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Update in relation to reported racially aggravated public order incident in Bournemouth”

– Dorset Police 08/05/2021

LOCAL WILTSHIRE: “Man pleads guilty to serious sexual assault after DNA match”

– Wiltshire Police 07/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Man sentenced for terrorism offences”

– Dorset Police 06/05/2021

LOCAL THAMES VALLEY: “Op Sceptre results – Thames Valley”

– Thames Valley Police 06/05/2021

“New cyber security training package launched for charities and small businesses”

– National Cyber Security Centre 06/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “E-fit released following sexual assault on Twyford Avenue”

– Hampshire Police 05/05/2021

“UK government faces action over lack of age checks on adult sites”

– The Guardian 05/05/2021

“Leading figures from UK politics to appear at CYBERUK”

– National Cyber Security Centre 05/05/2021

“Support gaps for children of military on the move”

– Anglia Ruskin University 05/05/2021

LOCAL HAMPSHIRE: “Six Arrested for Drug Offences in Hampshire”

– Hampshire Police 05/05/2021

LOCAL DORSET: “Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police launch campaign to raise awareness of online child exploitation”

– Dorset Police 04/05/2021

“Child sexual abuse survivors speak of lifelong effects of abuse”

– IICSA 04/05/2021

“Child marriage ‘thriving in UK’ due to legal loophole, warn rights groups”

– The Guardian 04/05/2021

“Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link”

– BBC 04/05/2021

“Counter Terrorism Policing North East Granted More Time to Question Five Suspects Arrested in Keighley, Swindon and Angelsey”

– Counter Terrorism Policing 02/05/2021

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