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Almost 7,000 child abuse image crimes recorded in South West in five years leading to calls for stronger Online Safety Bill

Nearly 7,000 child abuse image crimes were recorded by police forces in the South West over the last five years, new NSPCC research reveals.

Results from Freedom of Information requests to UK police forces show the number of offences relating to possessing, taking, making, and distributing child abuse material in the South West peaked at 6,852 last year (2020/21) – up 584% from 2016/...