Rotherham abuse gang appeal against convictions and sentences
Four members of a Rotherham child grooming gang – including two brothers – have launched appeals against their convictions.
Arshid and Basharat Hussain, along with their uncle Qurban Ali and fellow defendant Karen MacGregor, are hoping to get their convictions overturned at the Court of Appeal.
The Hussain brothers and Ali are also appealing against the length of their prison sentences in the hope of getting the terms reduced.
A spokesman for the Judicial Office said the group have made applications for permission to appeal their sentences, which if granted could eventually lead to hearings at the Court of Appeal.