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Witchcraft & exorcism abuse rising in UK – police


The UK is experiencing an alarming rise in children suffering from accusations of witchcraft and exorcism, which are being reported to the police. A watchdog says there has been “a significant increase” with 60 cases reported so far in 2015.

One incident saw a young boy’s parents throwing him out of their home because they believed he was a “devil child,”while another child had his face bitten by his mother, who believed he was a “witch possessed by evil spirits.”

The claims were made by Project Violet, which is trying to stop faith-based abuse. The operation is being run by London’s Metropolitan Police. They say that 60 cases have already been recorded so far this year and is part of a worrying trend, which has seen a rapid rise in the number of cases that have been reported.

Last year, 46 crimes were recorded, double the number for 2013. A member of the Project Violet task force said there has been “a significant increase.”

“You’ll get the actual physical abuse and injuries taking place, and in the worst-case scenario we’ve had some homicides as well,”said Detective Sergeant Terry Sharpe, from Project Violet.

“We’ve had a case within the last year where a nine-year-old boy had been called a devil child and thrown out of his address by his parents and was found by social services standing in his bare feet,”he added, the Press Association reported






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