Rotherham sex-grooming suspect skips bail and flees to Pakistan
A key suspect in a police investigation triggered by the Rotherham sex-grooming scandal has skipped bail and fled to Pakistan.
Basharat Hussain, 38, was arrested last year on suspicion of multiple offences against young girls. Police said there was “no reason to believe he was a flight risk”. Mr Hussain, who was due to answer bail two days ago, flew to Pakistan last month. It was feared that he intends to remain in south Asia indefinitely.
An independent inquiry found last year that at least 1,400 children in Rotherham were subjected to “appalling levels of abuse” over 16 years until 2013.