Police in Glasgow have claimed they have found ‘no evidence’ in a probe over Govanhill child trafficking allegations.
Officers from Police Scotland responded to videos circulating on social media alleging that child trafficking and exploitation takes place in the region.
Police Scotland said they have received no information or intelligence that suggests children are being exploited in the area adding that there are currently no ongoing investigations underway.
Detective Superintendent Donna Duffy, head of Public Protection in Greater Glasgow Division said: “Child sexual exploitation is a constant threat, not just in Glasgow but in communities across Scotland.
“In Glasgow, we have developed strong child protection partnerships with a range of agencies, to help us identify children who may be at risk and to allow us put in place support to prevent vulnerable children being exploited.
“We can confirm that at this time we have received no information or intelligence that suggests children in Govanhill are being exploited. Nor are there any ongoing investigations.
“Our local policing teams are engaging with various partners in the Govanhill area on a daily basis.
“We continue to engage with partners to ensure children and young people across Glasgow are protected.
“Reports that children may be at risk are treated very serious. If you or anyone you know has information concerning the safety of any child in Glasgow then please contact the Police or the social work department and the matter will be thoroughly investigated.
“All such investigations are dealt with sensitively and involve a full multi-agency response, and safety planning for any victims identified.”
— Glasgow South East Police (@GlasgowSEPolice) December 18, 2020
After a video which went viral was published online earlier this week alleging that child trafficking and exploitation takes place in the area.
Police had initially asked members of the public to come forward with any information regarding the allegations of child trafficking and exploitation – A spokesperson from Greater Glasgow Police Division said: “Police Scotland is aware of videos circulating on social media in relation to Govanhill.
“The allegations presented in the video are being looked into.
“If anyone has any information relating to this then they should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers online or call 0800 555 111.”
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