A PETITION calling for a criminal investigation into former Rotherham council managers and senior police officers in connection with the town’s child sex scandal attracted more than 3,000 supporters in just 18 hours.
It was set up yesterday by an abuse survivor known as Elizabeth after six reports concluded that no current or former manager should face disciplinary action for their conduct during the 1997 to 2013 period covered by the Jay Report.
Survivors and their relatives were outraged after the reports, costing £440,000, were published on Wednesday and there were angry exchanges during a three-and-a-half hour meeting at Rotherham Town Hall.
Elizabeth, whose real name cannot be used for legal reasons, described the outcome of the year-long investigation by law firm Gowlings as “absolutely diabolical”.
She told the Advertiser: “I was gutted to learn no-one will be held accountable.