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Devious And Manipulative Wigan Man Has Been Jailed For Child Abduction

A man from Wigan who is described as ‘ devious, selfish and manipulative’ has been jailed for a total of 13 years at Manchester Crown Court. He was found guilty ıf one count of child abduction, two counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of possessing an indecent image of a child and one count of supplying Class A drugs.

The man, Martin Yankey, committed the offences in 2018 to a girl who was just 15 years old at the time.

Detective Inspector Neil Lawless, of GMPs Wigan Division, said, ” I hope this sentence brings some closure for the victim and I would like to thank her for her bravery in coming forward.”

“Yankey groomed and manipulated a vulnerable young girl and I hope his time in prison is spent reflecting upon his disgraceful behaviour.”

“We will always take reports of this kind of crime extremely seriously and we’d encourage anyone who feels they have been the victim of such offences to get in touch with police.”

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