Six people arrested in child exploitation probe in Glasgow

Police have arrested six people. Picture: TSPL
Police have arrested six people. Picture: TSPL

Six people have been arrested following an investigation into reports of child sexual exploitation in Glasgow.

A specialist police task force has been looking into claims children were being routinely exploited in the city’s Govanhill area.

Police Scotland said five males and one female had been arrested and charged.

A spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that six individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with offences relating to child abuse and neglect.

“Of those, two males have appeared in court, the others have been charged and reports submitted to Crown.

“We continue to work closely with a range of partners to ensure that support is in place and that children who may be at risk are protected.”

The force said its investigation was continuing.

The National Child Abuse Investigation Unit was set up by Police Scotland in 2015 to look into cases of complex child abuse and neglect across the country.