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.
GMP has set a clear vision for stop and search: to achieve the highest level of trust and confidence in the police’s use of stop and search as a means for tackling crime and keeping our streets safe.
As a consequence, the use of stop and search in Greater Manchester will become significantly more effective and targeted, leading to better outcomes. It will be conducted with dignity and respect, and be used primarily to protect our communities from violent and key crimes.
Let us know what you think, give your feedback and work with us to ensure that we continue to use the powers to the satisfaction of our communities to create safety on our streets.