Police charge seven in Western Isles child sex inquiry

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Seven people were charged with alleged child sex offences yesterday after a series of dawn raids on family homes in different parts of Britain.

Between 10 and 20 men and women were detained by one police force in Scotland and three in England, and several children were taken into protective care.

The nationwide operation was led by police in the Western Isles but involved simultaneous raids by officers in Dorset, Leicestershire and West Yorkshire.


Other stories about what police code-named “Operation Haven”.

Police in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, charged four men yesterday afternoon, and another three adults last night.

They were picked up by officers and social workers at addresses in the crofting townships of Ness and Lochs, in the northern part of the island.

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It is understood that five children have been put in the care of the social work department of the Western Isles Council.

The seven charged under the Child Protection Act are expected to appear at Stornoway sheriff court on Monday

Keywords: Operation Haven

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The Telegraph, UK
Oct. 10, 2003

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