On 4 March 2019 the first and only trial arising from Northumbria Police’s Operation Optic collapsed. Two further trials which were due to be heard did not proceed.
There has been much media coverage referring to Police errors as having caused the trial to collapse. We are investigating what went wrong.
BBC Inside Out in the North East and Cumbria will show a special programme about this on Monday 23 September 2019.
Victims may decide to pursue compensation for any Police failures.