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Operation Piper preventing child prostitution

Title
Operation Piper preventing child prostitution
Genre
News report; Interview; Vox pop; Special
TX Date
9 Feb 1992
Year of production
1992
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Duration
00:06:27
Description
Vice officers from Westminster’s Juvenile Protection Unit, Street Offences Squad and British Transport Police are searching the West End of London for at risk children in Operation Piper, intended to curb child prostitution. Simon Hobbs spends a day on patrol with them and interviews Inspector Charlie Barber; Sergeant Pat Moyle(?); Vice Officer Simon Collins; police officer Patrick Moyhill(?), who explains the new Children’s Act. Includes audio of a boy being detained and views from 2 parents come to collect their children.
Contributors
Simon Hobbs; Charles Barber; Pat Moyle(?); Simon Collins; Patrick Moyhill(?)
Keywords
London; Police; Children (age group); Prostitution; Child welfare; British Transport Police

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