I work in the Emerald team, investigating domestic abuse and sexual offences. This time of year, we’ll often see a spike in reporting that carries on through into January, as it’s sometimes a difficult season for individuals, or families, already living with domestic abuse. Incidences of sexual offences also see a increase at this time of year.
Last month a man was jailed for five years for committing serious sexual offences against a female relative in the 1970s. Detective Constable Matt Smees led the case and blogs about what it’s like to investigate non-recent sexual abuse. Continue reading