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Meet Julie Clegg – Embrace ambassador

Cybercrime expert and TV personality Julie Clegg is to make a special appearance in her home town to help raise awareness of her work with Embrace Child Victims of Crime.

Julie, who regularly features on Channel 4’s series Hunted and celebrity spin-off, was recently announced as an Embrace ambassador and talks about her experience of crime as a child in her new book How to Become a World Class Investigator.

Julie will be available for photos and book signing at the iconic Salts Mill in Shipley between 12pm and 2pm on Monday 18 February.

Julie is a former West Yorkshire police detective who was based in Bradford in the 90s and 2000s before moving on to specialise in online investigations.

“I am thrilled to be heading back to my home town and the place where I earned my stripes as a West Yorkshire Police Officer,”  she said.


In her book, published in October, Julie explains that her career was motivated by the positive way she was dealt with by West Yorkshire Police as the victim of a violent assault in her own home at the age of 17.

The officer in the case was Diane Watts, a retired detective based in West Yorkshire and who now works as a Young Victim Care Officer with Embrace. Following the case, Diane and Julie went on to work together as colleagues. Diane will also be available at Salts Mill.

Julie added:

“I felt very vulnerable and the way Diane handled my case at the time gave me the confidence to recover and move on. I want other young victims of crime to know their experience does not define who they are and, with support from organisations like Embrace, they can go on to fulfil their potential.”

Julie and Diane will be at the Salts Mill Galleries and Bookshop between 12pm and 2pm on Monday.

Copies of Julie’s book will be available to buy or can be purchased via Amazon.