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.
Use of force data is now collected on a national basis by all police forces as required by the National Police Chiefs Council. Greater Manchester Police are recording all instances of force, ranging from the compliant use of handcuffs through to the use of taser and firearms.
The recording of the use of force will enable us to understand fully how often tactics are used and to ensure all use is proportionate and necessary in the circumstances to ensure we command the confidence of our communities.