Report into Shelter case is delayed
THE man leading a probe into the Operation Shelter sex scandal has delayed publication of his report.
Eighteen men were convicted as part of the Northumbria Police probe into the sexual exploitation of vulnerable young women and girls, in Newcastle’s West End.
Newcastle Crown Court heard how the men would prey on troubled females and lure them to parties where they were plied with drugs and booze before being used for sex.
A total of 25 people were charged with a range of crimes relating to 22 young victims as a result of the investigation.
Author David Spicer had planned to publish his findings before the end of this year. However, he said he now needs more time.
In particular, the barrister and child abuse expert wants time to speak to victims, and Mr Spicer also wants to visit some of the perpetrators in prison.