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Can you identify this hotel room, which is likely located in South East Asia

Europol have released a series of photos in an attempt to solve child sexual abuse cold cases.

Six new images have been published as part of Europol’s Stop Child Abuse – Trace An Object campaign which shows objects that appear in the background of child sexual abuse and child pornography footage.

The photos show two t-shirts, two bags, a bucket, and a wristband that have been cropped and digitally enhanced, each object from cases investigators have yet to solve.

Some of these cases are very recent while others are years old, and Europol investigators are hoping that members of the public may recognise a detail which could down the line lead to a child being rescued from harm.

Anyone who may recognise the photographed objects can provide the law enforcement body with information through a form, which can be filled out anonymously.

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Do you know if this t-shirt was manufactured/commercialised in a specific country/region ?

Do you know if this t-shirt was manufactured/commercialised in a specific country/region ?

Do you know if this t-shirt was manufactured/commercialised in a specific country/region ?

Once the origin of an object is identified, Europol will inform the competent law enforcement authority of the involved country to further investigate the lead.

A spokesperson said: “Europol’s victim identification specialists take your tips sent in via the Trace An Object platform and work to verify and develop them further.

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Do you know where this t-shirt is from?

Do you know where this t-shirt is from?

“Sometimes, your tips lead us in a definite direction. The information is then sent to the relevant country for further investigation.

“So far, the Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object has helped remove 10 children from harm and arrest 3 offenders with over 26 000 tips received.

“No clue is too small,” they added.

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Europol urge the public to look at the images on their website and, if you recognise any of the objects or details of its origin, to report this through the platform.

The Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object website can be accessed here: https://www.europol.europa.eu/stopchildabuse

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