Six arrested over child abuse and neglect in Govanhill

Police said the children's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Picture: John Devlin.
Police said the children's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Picture: John Devlin.

Six arrests have been made by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Govanhill.

Five men and one women were charged following work by a specialist unit into allegations concerning Roma children in the area.

Police Scotland said six had been charged with offences relating to child abuse and neglect.

They added two of the men had already appeared in court, while the others have been reported to prosecutors.

Several agencies are currently involved in work to protect children identified as being at-risk during the police investigation.

A Police Scotland spokesman 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 investigation is continuing.