Police chiefs in South Yorkshire have met – just hours after the publication of a damning report into the way child sexual exploitation is tackled.
Chief Constable David Crompton and Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner, met yesterday, a meeting they claimed had been scheduled for weeks.
But it was held hours after Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary raised concerns over the differences in the way child sex abuse is tackled across the county.
Inspectors said efforts to tackle the issue had only yielded ‘mixed success’.
Leaked reports showed authorities had known about the issue for a decade, but failed to take action against child-sex-grooming gangs. Read on…