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Rise in Sex Attacks in Run Up to Christmas
7:05am 18th December 2012
(Updated 7:05am 18th December 2012)
Pirate FM has learnt there has been a rise in sex attacks in Cornwall and Devon in the run up to Christmas.
There were eleven more last week than the average police expect.
They fear it is being fuelled by festive parties and booze.
Stats seen by Pirate FM reveal 46 sexual assaults reported last week compared to 35 crimes recorded per week on average last year.
That follows a 6% rise so far this year, with 1,411 attacks in total.
Devon and Cornwall Police say traditionally the number of assaults and sexual offences increase over the festive period and this year is no exception.
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