An inquiry launched after police failed to get justice for the families of three murdered girls has uncovered a potential 153 previously unrecorded crimes – including 49 rapes and multiple child sex offences.

Operation Pandect, a £25 million probe by Cleveland Police, unearthed ‘substantial’ levels of child sexual exploitation and sexual crimes as well as a potential murder committed in the early 2000s. The probe, which began in 2018, has already led to a man being charged with the murder of Rachel Wilson, a 19-year-old sex worker who went missing from Middlesbrough in May 2002.

Her skeleton was discovered on farmland ten years later. Keith Hall, 61, has pleaded not guilty to murder and to living off the earnings of prostitution.

The families of two other women – Donna Keogh and Vicky Glass – also hope the truth will emerge as the investigation continues. Donna, 17, went missing after a house party in Middlesbrough in April 1998 and is presumed dead. Vicky, 21, disappeared from Middlesbrough in October 2000 and her body was found in a stream in North Yorkshire three weeks later.

Donna, 17, went missing after a house party in Middlesbrough in April 1998 and is presumed dead.

Vicky, 21, disappeared from Middlesbrough in October 2000 and her body was found in a stream in North Yorkshire three weeks later. She worked as a prostitute to satisfy a heroin addiction.

More than 80 officers and staff are working on Pandect, which has recorded 141 offences including murder, sex attacks, kidnapping and assault in […]

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