Four girls a week drugged and sexually assaulted in Essex

Braintree and Witham Times: Four girls a week drugged and sexually assaulted in Essex Four girls a week drugged and sexually assaulted in Essex

Girls on nights out in Essex are being drugged and sexually assaulted at a rate of up to four a week.

Essex Police is hunting the sexual predators who spike drinks and then attack.

A report, released by police and crime commissioner Nick Alston, states: “Female victims are reporting sexual offences caused by their drinks being spiked with approximately three to four incidents per week.

“There is some good proactive work from Essex Police in addressing this and CCTV and other methods are being used to identify suspects.”

However appeals are rarely launched or details released leading one police and crime panel member to claim not enough is being done to publicise the problem.

One victim, who no longer goes out drinking as a result of being attacked, claims the problem is even more widespread because many people do not report it.

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4:27pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

A meaningless figure with emotional appeal rather than any logic.

Given Essex's population of about 1, 730,000 a total of 4 seems great. As well, is four going up from the previous year or down?

As well, what were the circumstances? in other words the world - as every adult knows - is not perfect. Were the women drugged taking silly risks? or not.

Once we know the above then we might have a news story rather than paranoia inducing pointless figures...
A meaningless figure with emotional appeal rather than any logic. Given Essex's population of about 1, 730,000 a total of 4 seems great. As well, is four going up from the previous year or down? As well, what were the circumstances? in other words the world - as every adult knows - is not perfect. Were the women drugged taking silly risks? or not. Once we know the above then we might have a news story rather than paranoia inducing pointless figures... Jack222
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8:28am Thu 20 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

I have no sympathy more htan ever people are made fully aware of possible situations such as this it is every person's responsibility to take charge of theire own actions such as not leaving drinks or bags and so on unattended
I have no sympathy more htan ever people are made fully aware of possible situations such as this it is every person's responsibility to take charge of theire own actions such as not leaving drinks or bags and so on unattended Bhudeeka
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