The Lancashire Telegraph has today reported that five men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into historical child sexual abuse.

The five individuals from addresses in Blackburn, Accrington and Burnley are being questioned in relation to sexual abuse dating back to 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Detective Chief Inspector Claire McEnery of Lancashire Constabulary has commented ‘ Today’s arrests are just the latest phase of this inquiry and further arrests are likely to be made in the near future. Child sexual exploitation is one of the constabulary’s top priorities and the team working on this inquiry is a specialist team set up to specifically to investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse and includes officers from the Public Protection Unit, who are experts in dealing with vulnerable victims and working with partner agencies.

‘Lancashire Constabulary take all allegations of sexual abuse extremely seriously and would encourage people with any information about the sexual abuse of children, or anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse to come forward and report their concerns confident in the knowledge it will be investigated appropriately and with sensitivity’

For many years my department at Farleys Solicitors has specialised in representing victims of child sexual abuse . Whilst reports of this nature are becoming all too common, Farleys Solicitors can help and has an enviable track record in seeking justice for victims of similar allegations in northern towns such Rochdale and Wrexham.

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