The BBC has broadcast a documentary – Catching a Predator – featuring exclusive access to GMP’s Operation Island investigations team – the policing team responsible for the successful conviction of serial rapist Reynard Sinaga.
Sinaga is serving a minimum of 40 years in jail after being found guilty of committing 159 counts of sexual offences against 48 different men.
GMP continue to urge people who believe they may have been a victim of Sinaga to come forward and are reissuing details on how to contact police and access support services.
All reports made to police will be fully investigated. Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
Information can be passed to police via the Major Incident Public Portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP19V24-PO2. The MIPP will also provide contact details for support agencies to anyone who accesses it.
For anyone who wishes to seek support but does not want to talk to police, Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre can continue to be reached on 0161 276 6515 24 hours a day. Survivors Manchester can be contacted on 0161 236 2182.
- Forensic medical examination.
- Emergency contraception and sexual health screening/advice.
- Immediate crisis support.
- Ongoing support through the criminal justice process, access to other healthcare services and community based services.
- Counselling for clients and their significant others.
- Training and consultancy services.
All services are provided free of charge.
The Centre offers a dedicated children’s service to provide care and assessment for child victims of sexual abuse. Centre staff work in collaboration with the police and children and families services in the safeguarding of children who have experienced sexual crimes.
For more information about the work we do please visit: http://www.stmaryscentre.org/