Police say they have not received any reports of child exploitation in Govanhill and there are no ongoing investigations

Police have said that they have not received any information that indicates children are being exploited in Govanhill, Glasgow.

Police say they have not received any reports of child exploitation in Govanhill
Police say they have not received any reports of child exploitation in Govanhill

The statement comes after a Glasgow man posted several videos of himself in the area on his social media, attracting thousands of viewers, making claims that crimes of this nature were notorious in Govanhill.

Police have said that child sexual exploitation is a constant threat in communities across Scotland, not just in Glasgow.

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To tackle the issue specifically in Glasgow, they say they have formed partnerships with a range of agencies to help identify children who may be at risk and to allow them to offer support to prevent vulnerable children being exploited.

Detective Superintendent Donna Duffy, head of Public Protection in Greater Glasgow Division, said: "We can confirm that at this time we have received no information or intelligence that suggests children in Govanhill are being exploited.

"Nor are there any ongoing investigations. Our local policing teams are engaging with various partners in the Govanhill area on a daily basis. We continue to engage with partners to ensure children and young people across Glasgow are protected.

"Reports that children may be at risk are treated very seriously. If you or anyone you know has information concerning the safety of any child in Glasgow then please contact the police or the social work department and the matter will be thoroughly investigated.

"All such investigations are dealt with sensitively and involve a full multi agency response, and safety planning for any victims identified."

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