ACCORDING TO Jamie Grierson and Sandra Laville, The Guardian
More than 1,400 suspects have been investigated by police looking into child-sex-abuse allegations against VIPs including politicians, celebrities, and institutions.
A national police group, known as Operation Hydrant, released the figures at a briefing on its inquiry into possible links between child-sex-abuse investigations involving public figures currently being run by different forces across the country.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey, chair of the group, told the briefing that out of 1,433 alleged offenders identified nationwide, 76 were politicians, 43 were from the music industry, seven were from sport and 135 were from the TV, film, or radio industries. Some 216 are now dead.
76 are politicians both local and national 43 from music industry 7 from sport 135 from tv film or radio #abuse— Sandra Laville (@sandralaville) May 20, 2015
“The referrals are increasing on an almost daily basis,” Bailey said. “The numbers I refer to today are a snapshot in time.”