15 arrests as part of ongoing Operation Stovewood historical abuse investigation


October 21, 2020 | By Amy Clowrey |

October 21, 2020 | By Amy Clowrey |

A further 15 men have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into historic child abuse offences in Rotherham, Operation Stovewood, which is being headed by the National Crime Agency. These arrests relate to three investigations for sexual offences against four girls between 2003 and 2009.

Nine of these men have been arrested on suspicion of raping a girl between 2003 and 2009, five have been arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse against two girls between 2007 and 2009 and a further man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a girl in 2008.

The arrests occurred in Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield, Wakefield, Blackburn and County Durham. All men have been released on bail. So far 190 people have been questioned as part of Operation Stovewood with 20 people having been convicted of offences identified by the investigation.

Our Child Abuse Compensation department has represented over 80 women who suffered child sexual abuse and exploitation in Rotherham. If you would like a confidential chat with a member of our team please call 0800 138 4700 and ask for Bev Mercer, Sally Smith or Amy Clowrey.

Amy Clowrey

Amy Clowrey is an Associate Solicitor based in Wakefield and is part of our Child Abuse Compensation team. She joined that team in June 2016 having also served part of her training contract with Switalskis. Amy formally became an Associate of the business in 2019 after successfully completing the company's Associate Development Programme. She blogs regularly about new developments and significant cases and verdicts relating to Child Abuse Compensation. Amy's profile

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