Historic child sex abuse review in Hampshire now extended

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  • Review looking into historic sex offences between 1997 and 2013 delayed
  • It is now due to report back in six months time
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A REVIEW into historic child sexual exploitation has been extended.

Hampshire’s police and crime commissioner, Simon Hayes, commissioned the review in the wake of the Rotherham abuse scandal last August.

The importance and sensitivity of the work involved in this review means that it requires more time

Simon Hayes

Now he is extending the independent review for another six months from today.

He said: ‘The importance and sensitivity of the work involved in this review means that it requires more time.’

The case covers child abuse cases across Hampshire and Isle of Wight for the period 1997-2013.

Mr Hayes added: ‘The fact that the experiences of so many of the victims of the abuse were not listened to or acted upon, further compounds the abuse suffered by these vulnerable young people in South Yorkshire. I don’t want to see this in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight.’