More than 100 child rapes with online links took place in England and Wales in the last year, police figures obtained by the NSPCC show.

Data from 38 out of 44 police forces suggested the internet was used in 3,186 sexual offences against children in the year to 31 March, said the NSPCC – more than eight a day.

This is the first year police have had to identify internet-related abuse.

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