Cops search for sex party guests after man ‘deliberately transmitted HIV’

Police are attempting to track down sex party attendees after a man was charged with deliberately transmitting HIV.

West Mercia Police wants anybody who has attended adults-only gatherings on Lyndholm Road in Kidderminster to get in touch.

The force also wants to speak to anyone who may have received sexual services offered online, possibly from a bisexual person using the alias Naomi, 26.

It comes after West Mercia Police charged Luke Davis, 29, with the criminal transmission of HIV. Davis, of George Street in Kidderminster, pleaded not guilty when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates' Court on June 6, reports BirminghamLive.

He appeared at Worcester Crown Court on July 11 with the case adjourned for trial and a plea and case management hearing scheduled for November 24.

West Mercia Police stressed Davis was presumed innocent of the charge unless proven guilty and had the right to a fair trial. The force urged the public not to speculate on social media, which could prejudice the case.

It said the charge followed an investigation by officers and related to one alleged victim. Supt Mel Paley said: "We acknowledge people may be concerned about this case.

"In publicising it we have taken careful consideration to ensure the right balance between protection of the public and protection of the defendant’s rights to a fair trial.

"If you are concerned there are several ways you can contact the investigation team or seek support."

West Mercia Police said there were several ways of contacting the investigation team.

You can call 101, request West Mercia Police and then tell the call handler you wish to make a report in relation to Operation Origin.

You can email the investigation team via the email address [email protected].

Those that may want to make police aware but are not ready to talk can request a third-party report be made to West Mercia Police via their sexual health service provider. The report should include details that the person is prepared to share and note that the case relates to Operation Origin.

Or, you can simply ring the police. A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "All reports to the police are confidential and you do not have to give your details if you feel unable to. The investigation team will be happy to discuss your situation with you in confidence. We realise there may be some people who are concerned they may be at risk but do not wish to speak with police at this time."

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