Readers of Rotherham Politics will be familiar with Adele Gladman, the researcher who attempted to alert Rotherham Council to the problem of gang rape and child trafficking as early as 2002 and who was rewarded by being implicitly threatened by police officers and ordered into diversity training by her employers, RMBC.
By means, I am not at liberty to divulge, I managed to obtain a glimpse of the unedited Gladman report and I was able to record a crucial section on the involvement of taxi companies in child sexual exploitation.
The report implicated six companies: Network, Speedline, Gold Star, Fleet, Metro, and Millennium. It went on to note that Gold Star, Fleet and Metro were all owned by Mohammed Riaz who at that time was living with a Mohammed Akuaq (?) and one Parveen Akhtar.
I think “Akuaq” is misspelt either in my notes or the original, I could find no record of it as a surname.
I have no similar doubt about the spelling of Akhtar, a name with which I was already familiar.
I have also discovered from a reliable source, that Fast 4’s taxis was one of the firms identified by the more recent research of Louise Casey, as being implicated in organised child sexual exploitation.
Note: There are some readers who seem to believe Giles Humphry to be a pseudonym for another? I can confirm Giles is not pretending to be anyone other than himself.