Sussex revealed as fifth highest in new UK Missing Persons Bureau report

Sussex in UK's top five for missing people

Sussex in UK's top five for missing people

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Sussex has been revealed as having the fifth highest number of missing people in the UK.

A new report by the UK Missing Persons Bureau states that 12,116 people were reported missing in the county between 2011 and 2012, the most recent statistics available.

Sussex Police received more reports of missing people than all other police forces apart from Metropolitan, Manchester, Merseyside and West Midlands.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Sussex has a high number of children’s homes, which accounts for a high number of missing children.

“Children in care are by definition more vulnerable by virtue of the circumstances which brought them there in the first place, and are also thus more likely to go missing because of their lifestyle and immaturity.

“The statistic is for all missing persons, but it follows that with a high number of missing children for the reason just given, the overall figure is correspondingly swelled.”

The new figure was revealed at a press conference for the launch of Operation Kite, a campaign to protect children from sexual exploitation in Sussex.

The initiative comes after six men from Eastbourne, Newhaven and Guestling, near Hastings, were charged with conspiracy to arrange the prostitution of a child, as reported in yesterday’s Argus.

Sussex Police will be working with children’s charity Barnardo’s, the charity Catch 22 and YMCA project WISE (What Is Sexual Abuse?). The aim is to improve the reporting of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) through increased awareness.

Police are also piloting a missing persons and CSE dedicated team based in Horsham which will cover the whole of West Sussex.

The team will include one police inspector, three sergeants, 12 constables, two Barnardo’s case workers and two missing persons co-ordinators with the main aim of reducing harm to missing children. The team will be evaluated after a year.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I sincerely hope that this will increase public confidence to report these offences.

“I hope that it will result in more victims coming forward and having the confidence to complete the criminal justice process or seek another solution.

“And most importantly to keep Sussex safe from these vile offenders.”

Anyone worried that they or someone they know is a victim of CSE should call police on 101, quoting Operation Kite.

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10:50am Sat 24 May 14

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

How do they know?
How do they know? ShorehamBeachcomber
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1:28pm Sat 24 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
How do they know?
Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.
[quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: How do they know?[/p][/quote]Their disappearance gets reported, obviously. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -1

2:05pm Sat 24 May 14

Andy R says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
How do they know?
Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.
It's alright Beachcomber....I knew what you meant
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: How do they know?[/p][/quote]Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.[/p][/quote]It's alright Beachcomber....I knew what you meant Andy R
  • Score: 1

4:55pm Sat 24 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Andy R wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
How do they know?
Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.
It's alright Beachcomber....I knew what you meant
He asked for information, and he received it.

What's your problem?
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: How do they know?[/p][/quote]Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.[/p][/quote]It's alright Beachcomber....I knew what you meant[/p][/quote]He asked for information, and he received it. What's your problem? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -1

10:01pm Sat 24 May 14

Quiterie says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Andy R wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
How do they know?
Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.
It's alright Beachcomber....I knew what you meant
He asked for information, and he received it.

What's your problem?
It's just a little play on words my friend. Obviously a bit too subtle for you. But don't worry you're not alone on these Argus comments.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: How do they know?[/p][/quote]Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.[/p][/quote]It's alright Beachcomber....I knew what you meant[/p][/quote]He asked for information, and he received it. What's your problem?[/p][/quote]It's just a little play on words my friend. Obviously a bit too subtle for you. But don't worry you're not alone on these Argus comments. Quiterie
  • Score: 2

1:37am Sun 25 May 14

Mr chock says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
How do they know?
Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.
this old lady went missing some time ago..
its more of a mystery and strange then any younger teenager that goes missing then the argus keeps the page "missing " active even after they have turned up safe and well ..
i really think that many many people just do go missing and have reasons to hide away but in the usa some believe its ALIENS .. who here thinks its little green men or little green ladies ?
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: How do they know?[/p][/quote]Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.[/p][/quote]this old lady went missing some time ago.. its more of a mystery and strange then any younger teenager that goes missing then the argus keeps the page "missing " active even after they have turned up safe and well .. i really think that many many people just do go missing and have reasons to hide away but in the usa some believe its ALIENS .. who here thinks its little green men or little green ladies ? Mr chock
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1:37am Sun 25 May 14

Mr chock says...

http://www.youtube.c
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-o whoops link i forgot to input
NELLY
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=lBmIw8wdp -o whoops link i forgot to input NELLY Mr chock
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2:36am Sun 25 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Quiterie wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Andy R wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
How do they know?
Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.
It's alright Beachcomber....I knew what you meant
He asked for information, and he received it.

What's your problem?
It's just a little play on words my friend. Obviously a bit too subtle for you. But don't worry you're not alone on these Argus comments.
What play on words?

State it precisely, otherwise I'll just think you're a drugged up tosspot.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: How do they know?[/p][/quote]Their disappearance gets reported, obviously.[/p][/quote]It's alright Beachcomber....I knew what you meant[/p][/quote]He asked for information, and he received it. What's your problem?[/p][/quote]It's just a little play on words my friend. Obviously a bit too subtle for you. But don't worry you're not alone on these Argus comments.[/p][/quote]What play on words? State it precisely, otherwise I'll just think you're a drugged up tosspot. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -2

1:10pm Mon 26 May 14

Elgabalus says...

They are not still missing! The ones not found off Beachy Head or in woods hanging from trees, are located in. London or Brighton, or return quietly or are brought back to return school from their 27 year old 'boyfriends'
They are not still missing! The ones not found off Beachy Head or in woods hanging from trees, are located in. London or Brighton, or return quietly or are brought back to return school from their 27 year old 'boyfriends' Elgabalus
  • Score: 1

9:58am Mon 23 Jun 14

Mr Dan Druff says...

Erastus Piggott went missing on the News Shopper - the bum never even had the guts to say goodbye, he knew he was beaten good and proper on the Shopper by the good guys so he threw in the towel and slid back under his stone - which paved the way for "Gypo Joe" the racist, sexist, anti God, anti disabled, anti white white working class, anti royalist, to carry on where Piggott left off, Joe the resident gobbler knows he is a gobbler, but doesnt like it put around that he is just a gobbler in his spare time!


ROFLMAO
Erastus Piggott went missing on the News Shopper - the bum never even had the guts to say goodbye, he knew he was beaten good and proper on the Shopper by the good guys so he threw in the towel and slid back under his stone - which paved the way for "Gypo Joe" the racist, sexist, anti God, anti disabled, anti white white working class, anti royalist, to carry on where Piggott left off, Joe the resident gobbler knows he is a gobbler, but doesnt like it put around that he is just a gobbler in his spare time! ROFLMAO Mr Dan Druff
  • Score: 2

10:05am Mon 23 Jun 14

Guess who :) AGAIN ! says...

Mr Dan Druff wrote:
Erastus Piggott went missing on the News Shopper - the bum never even had the guts to say goodbye, he knew he was beaten good and proper on the Shopper by the good guys so he threw in the towel and slid back under his stone - which paved the way for "Gypo Joe" the racist, sexist, anti God, anti disabled, anti white white working class, anti royalist, to carry on where Piggott left off, Joe the resident gobbler knows he is a gobbler, but doesnt like it put around that he is just a gobbler in his spare time! ROFLMAO
Tutt tutt there Dan do you know im actually related to Erastus by name? lmao

I did hear that someone who knows a lot more than what toilet mouth racist gypo joe thinks is reporting back some interesting things about gypo joe on Facebook, even the pictures! lmao he cant find it on FB and is desperate to get people hooked up to the NS facebook page!

I find it very funny actually knowing we can have a quiet natter about gypo joe wherever we like and he cant do a single thing about it! lmao
[quote][p][bold]Mr Dan Druff[/bold] wrote: Erastus Piggott went missing on the News Shopper - the bum never even had the guts to say goodbye, he knew he was beaten good and proper on the Shopper by the good guys so he threw in the towel and slid back under his stone - which paved the way for "Gypo Joe" the racist, sexist, anti God, anti disabled, anti white white working class, anti royalist, to carry on where Piggott left off, Joe the resident gobbler knows he is a gobbler, but doesnt like it put around that he is just a gobbler in his spare time! ROFLMAO[/p][/quote]Tutt tutt there Dan do you know im actually related to Erastus by name? lmao I did hear that someone who knows a lot more than what toilet mouth racist gypo joe thinks is reporting back some interesting things about gypo joe on Facebook, even the pictures! lmao he cant find it on FB and is desperate to get people hooked up to the NS facebook page! I find it very funny actually knowing we can have a quiet natter about gypo joe wherever we like and he cant do a single thing about it! lmao Guess who :) AGAIN !
  • Score: 2

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