Police said on Saturday that the crackdown involved dozens of search warrants and led to the arrest of three people for allegedly possessing huge quantities of child abuse material depicting minors. About 50 people are under investigation.
The police statement said investigators had discovered photos of nude minors and other “horrifying content, depicting actual sexual violence where the victims were often newborns”.
Police said some of the images had been produced at home. The material was exchanged on an instant messaging platform that investigators did not identify except to say it was well-known.
Criminal Gangs Using Young People Disguised as Key Workers to Deliver Class A Drugs
County lines dealers have traditionally put couriers on coaches and trains to deliver drugs and money to smaller towns and cities, but with public transport usage reduced during lockdown, the gangs had to change tack, said O’Connor.
Local Council Failed Student With Special Educational Needs Twice
In 2018, Norfolk County Council was accused by the ombudsman of not ensuring the boy received suitable education for a period of eight months.
Now the local council is accused of leaving him without suitable education for seven months after school placement problems.
The council said it has apologised to the family and paid compensation.
The ombudsman was asked to investigate after the mother said the council had failed to provide her son with a suitable education after his school placement broke down, meaning he was without proper education.