Number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80 per cent in two years
Fifth member of a forgery gang responsible for making and supplying false identity documents jailed for six years
Former Deputy Superintendent of a children’s home in North Wales jailed for nine years after being found guilty of sexually abusing young boys in the 1970s
A former nursery manager has been sentenced for committing an online child sexual abuse offence, after a National Crime Agency investigation.
For the first time, the National Crime Agency is engaging with children as young as four in a bid to help protect them online as the number of global child sexual abuse referrals has rocketed.
The National Crime Agency has played a key role in an international operation which has led to the seizure of around 1.5 tonnes of cocaine in the USA.
Lynne Owens, Director General of the National Crime Agency, said: “The recent tragic loss of more young lives has caused devastation and highlights the need to urgently tackle the violence epidemic we are seeing. It is more important than ever that we have a cohesive response across law enforcement, government, education, health, and social services.
Tashan Gallagher, 31, raped a six-month-old baby girl, sexually assaulted a two-year-old baby boy and posted the horrific footage to an encrypted app.
Kyle Fox, 26, from Surrey, admitted attacking the children but denied posting any of the footage. He claimed he lost a memory stick containing the abuse and someone else posted the horrific content to the dark web site which has now been taken down.
A day of action coordinated by the newly formed National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) will seek to freeze 95 bank accounts containing an estimated £3.6m.