My reaction to this belated announcement is as follows:
“I welcome this well overdue enquiry all be it late. But to be honest they have only now taken this step as they have now really no other options left open to them after the resignation of a Labour Councillor and the discloser of the allegations in the press and mounting public pressure which has now backed them into a corner with no ware else to hide the truth.
I just hope that this enquiry will be fully open to the public and totally independent.
I remember the Last enquiry they had the James Report into Jobs for the Boys which was supposed to be open and transparent but never published.??
I would also demand that South Yorkshire Police are investigated by an outside force into the role they played in all this cover up and why to date for the past 10 years their have been no prosecutions. of what I know off.
They are too close and their track record with covering up the Hillsborough disaster does not fill me with confidence that they can be trusted to investigate themselves. And I believe that the Police Commissioner should stand down until the investigation is complete.
If it is correct that Rotherham Council instructed the Police to investigate historical cases over eight months ago why has nothing been done.to date.
Lets all hope that the People responsible for this cover up and hardship caused to these young victims of Rape are now held to account.”
Cllr Caven Vines UKIP Rawmarsh Ward