Calls pour in from Si­naga vic­tims

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have re­ceived “nu­mer­ous” calls to a ded­i­cated hot­line in the week since Reyn­hard Si­naga was un­masked as Bri­tain’s worst rapist.

Of those, an undis­closed num­ber of calls have been taken from po­ten­tial vic­tims of the se­rial rapist.

A spe­cial incident room and phone line was set up last Mon­day at the same time as a court or­der ban­ning re­port­ing of the case was lifted. The phone line re­mained open un­til 9pm on Tues­day.

Any­one who thinks they may have been af­fected by

Si­naga’s crimes can pass in­for­ma­tion to po­lice via the on­line Ma­jor

Incident Public

Por­tal or by call­ing 101.

The MIPP will also pro­vide con­tact de­tails for sup­port agen­cies to any­one who ac­cesses it. Any­one who wishes to seek sup­port but does not want to talk to po­lice can con­tact St Mary’s Sex­ual As­sault Re­fer­ral Cen­tre on 0161 276 6515.

Sur­vivors Manch­ester – a char­ity that works with male vic­tims of rape and sex­ual as­sault – can also be con­tacted on 0161 236 2182.

The Na­tional Male Sur­vivors Helpline can be con­tacted on 0808 800 5005.

Manch­ester stu­dent Si­naga, 36, was jailed for life last week and must serve a min­i­mum of 30 years.

Reyn­hard Si­naga

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