We are aware of a number of social media posts circulating which may identify potential victims of sexual offences in connection with the live investigation into Reynhard Sinaga.
We would like to stress that under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, victims of sexual offences have a lifelong right to anonymity and therefore any post which identifies victims of sexual offences constitutes a criminal offence. Additionally these posts risk jeopardising an ongoing investigation into serious crime.
Please be mindful when sharing any social media posts.
We will investigate any genuine claim and are able to resolve most claims without the need to start legal proceedings at court.
The court expects both parties to attempt to resolve disputes without issuing proceedings at court. If you do decide to issue proceedings at court, please note that the correct name for the defendant in proceedings against Greater Manchester Police is ‘The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police’.
Greater Manchester Police’s Legal Services department is authorised to accept service on behalf of the Chief Constable of all civil proceedings, including judicial review, civil claims and applications.