South Yorkshire Police chief promises ‘full support’ for new Rotherham abuse investigation
South Yorkshire Police will provide ‘full support’ to the National Crime Agency’s new independent investigation into Rotherham sex abusers, chief constable David Crompton has said.
Mr Crompton, who asked the NCA to intervene following the publication of the damning Jay report in August, said the force also remained committed to supporting the Independent Police Complaints Commission in its parallel investigation into potential misconduct by officers.
NCA start new independent investigation into Rotherham child abuse cases
An independent criminal investigation designed to catch groomers who abused children in Rotherham under the noses of the authorities has started to gather evidence.
The National Crime Agency has begun the preliminary stage of Operation Stovewood, which will cover historic offences in the town between 1997 and 2013 – the same period covered by the devastating Jay report.
Councils urged to take action over abusers
A judge said he hopes more local authorities will use civil courts to target men who sexually exploit vulnerable girls in the wake of ‘bold and novel’ legal moves by a city.
Mr Justice Keehan imposed junctions barring 10 men from contacting a teenage girl in Birmingham after concluding that they sexually exploited a 17-year-old girl after analysing evidence at hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in Birmingham and London.