Thousands of disabled adults across England have been sexually abused, figures obtained by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme suggest.

There were 4,748 reports of sexual abuse against adults with disabilities over the past two years, information from 106 councils in England found.

The NSPCC said the cases were “the visible peak” of a much larger problem.

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