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“Even if you feel you have become closer to someone via email, text messaging or phone calls, you should still remember that this person is largely a stranger to you.
“It is therefore vital that when meeting someone new in person, you take precautions, agree on what you both want from the date and don’t feel pressured to do anything you aren’t comfortable with.
Last year, Tinder rapist Kristian Stevenson was jailed for five years after the Middlesbrough man was convicted at Teesside Crown Court of forcing himself on a woman he met on the app.
And Brighton Crown Court heard how hairdresser Daryll Rowe used gay dating site Grindr to find men, who he deliberately infected with HIV. Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, said: “We now live in a world where people interact and meet each other online, but this has its dangers.
“Should the worst ever happen, support is available.
I was proud to be at the re-launch of the First Light Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in February this year and to witness first-hand the superb support the doctors, nurses and crisis workers provide to survivors of rape and sexual abuse.” If you are a victim of rape or sexual assault and it has occurred recently, you should call 999 so it can be dealt with as urgently and effectively as possible.
Alternatively, you can call the First Light SARC on 01793 781916 or by visiting https://
WILTSHIRE singletons looking for love have been warned by police of the dangers of online dating apps.
"If this happens then you should contact the dating app provider immediately with your concerns and always report to the police if any criminal activity takes place.The senior officer said: “The rising popularity of online dating apps and websites has, unsurprisingly, contributed to an increase in the number of recorded crimes.“Individuals should stop all communication with anyone who attempts to pressurise them into something they do not wish to do.“If you are a victim of rape or sexual assault and it has occurred recently, you should call 999 so it can be dealt with urgently and effectively as possible.If it has not happened recently, we would still like to speak to you – please call 101.” Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, said: “We now live in a world where people interact and meet each other online, but this has its dangers.