POLICE in Barrow have confirmed a lengthy investigation has found 'no evidence' of a gang of men exploiting young women in Barrow. 

In a video statement, Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Holden, head of crime and safeguarding at Cumbria Police, revealed an investigation has been ongoing for over 12 months. 

The video was recorded 'in response' to a series of Facebook posts made about sex abuse allegations. 

Det Ch Supt Holden reveals 'an individual has been charged with some offences'. 

The force's investigation was also subjected to a peer-review and escalated to a high level within the CPS as well as the National Crime Agency.

He adds: "If asked, is there an organisation of Asian men in Barrow conducting abuse or sexual exploitation against individuals our investigation has shown that has not been corroborated."

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