On these pages is the latest information on the ongoing Operation Sanctuary,a Northumbria Police investigation into allegations of a series of sexual offences.
To date a number of people, from a range of backgrounds and communities, have been arrested in connection with Operation Sanctuary.
While much of the activity has been in Newcastle, other areas of the force are affected. The investigation continues to progress at pace and there is a dedicated team of officers looking at all the information police continue to receive.
Our absolute priority is to protect any victims or potential victims and we are working closely with those involved and our partners to ensure they receive the appropriate support.
All the latest information about the operational activity, investigation and information for the public can be found on the Operation Sanctuary pages.
Rape and serious sexual assaults, by their nature, have a traumatic effect on the victim, family and society...
Operation Sanctuary is an investigation into allegations of a series of sexual offences predominantly within...
As part of Operation Sanctuary, officers have been delivering leaflets in Newcastle city centre to taxi drivers, hotels, and other businesses.
Reporting a crime to Northumbria Police.