Operation Ribbon update from Police Area Commander, Supt Gilbert Houalla

This is the latest update I have received in relation to Operation Ribbon from Area Commander, Supt Gilbert Houalla:

It is unfortunate that this particular case has happened in Wycombe but this type of crime happens nationally and affects all sections of the community.

Following the arrest of seven men with offences in relation to child exploitation and now it is important for us to continue to offer support to the whole community, including any victims and their families while the investigation continues.

We believe that it is likely that there are more victims who have not yet spoken to the police and would like to encourage anyone who is a victim to come forward and speak to us on 01296 396396. I can offer the reassurance that we have support networks in place and will deal with each case with respect and confidentiality.

It is important to remember that those individuals who were arrested are innocent until proven guilty. Their families will receive all the appropriate support from Wycombe Local Police Area and I invite everyone in the district to join me personally and my team in this endeavour.

If you are worried about somebody who you think may be a victim of child exploitation you can call ChildLine on 0800 11 11 11 or visit their website www.childline.org.uk or contact Rape Crisis for Wycombe, Chiltern & South Buckinghamshire) on 01494 462222.

If you are resident in Thames Valley and you have any information about this type of crime, you can contact Thames Valley Police on the non-emergency number 101. If you don’t want to speak to police and don’t want to leave your name contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

It follows the previous update:

Seven men charged with offences – Operation Ribbon, High Wycombe
Wednesday 21 November 2012, 8:15pm

Thames Valley Police, on the advice of Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service, has this afternoon charged seven men from High Wycombe with the following offences as part of Operation Ribbon.

Operation Ribbon is an operation targeting child sexual exploitation in the High Wycombe area.

Iblal Fiaz, aged 21, from St George’s Close; Khasim Fiaz, aged 22, from St George’s Close; Kasam Dadd, aged 23, from Gibbs Close; Mohammed Adnan, aged 21 from Upper Green Street; Janaid Sharif, aged 26 from Cambridge Crescent; Mudasser Hussain, aged 28 from Abbey Barn Road and Mohammed Jubroin Khan, aged 21 from Rutland Avenue have between them been charged with 32 offences.

They have all been remanded in custody to appear at Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (22/11)

Another man, aged 20 from High Wycombe has been released on bail until 4 December.

More via Thames Valley Police here.

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