Warning on Rotherham abuse brothers ‘ignored by police’

Police failed to act for more than a decade after being given detailed warnings about four brothers at the centre of sickening child sexual exploitation crimes in Rotherham by a Home Office researcher.

A mapping exercise shared with South Yorkshire Police in October 2001 said the Hussain family – who are now currently serving combined sentences of almost 100 years after finally being jailed in 2016 – had been linked to 54 young women, some of whom had been made pregnant underage.

Adele Gladman, the Home Office researcher, said today: “Without a shadow of a doubt, the information that helped lead to the convictions was available to the police 15 years ago.”

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/warning-on-rotherham-abuse-brothers-ignored-by-police-1-8743258

18 thoughts on “Warning on Rotherham abuse brothers ‘ignored by police’

  1. I am beginning to suspect that there is something mentally wrong with Adel,
    “Without a shadow of a doubt, the information that helped lead to the convictions was available to the police 15 years ago.”

    She takes the credit away from victims who had to relive their accounts in court.

    The will of the families and victims made it possible.

    15 yrs ago a large number of victims believed that they were the girlfriends of these monsters.

    And anyway I thought Adel’s files were taken!

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    • Most of her files were “taken” – if that is the right word’ but one chapter, chapter 4, of Adele Gladman’s report did survive, There is a copy here:
      https://rotherhampolitics.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/chapter4-final-report-ho-pilot-rr-retranscription.pdf – I produced it from the original – to make it more readable, quotable, and searchable.
      ____________________
      The original I can still find here: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/home-affairs/Chapter%20Four%20of%20final%20report%20Key%20Achievements%20of%20the%20Home%20Office%20Pilot%20(4).pdf
      ______________________________
      This section fascinated me at the time it came out:
      “Of the 268 young women accessing the project, 244 were white, 2 were black and 22 were British-Asian. The numbers of British Asian women increased steadily during the life of the Pilot. This caused surprise at first as there had been an assumption that the coercers would not target their own ‘community’ and ‘culture’. The British Asian young women were extremely reticent to discuss their exploitation and at the end of the Pilot, it
      remained unclear how they were becoming involved in prostitution. The most common explanation offered by the young women themselves seemed to be that they were being targeted, enticed into a sexual relationship and then abandoned. The consequences of this were that often they were then isolated from their families, and consequently left extremely vulnerable to approaches from men who would attempt to coerce them into prostitution. Drugs also seemed to play a part.”
      Compare those figures with the actual cultural demographics of Rotherham.
      hth RR

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      • Thanks RR for your links, in all honesty I believe only Dr Melrose of Luton University could comment on the accuracy of the found accounts.

        Luton University and the Home Office give a slightly different account.

        Tackling Street Prostitution: Towards an holistic approach;

        Link

        https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://dro.dur.ac.uk/2557/1/2557.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwj-2aWuo5bWAhXNZVAKHRQmBBAQFggnMAA&usg=AFQjCNHMVG79wHI4-7qyuJ0WXscIAKmTOg

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        ‘And the Rotherham project from January 2001 until July 2002(Rotherham was not CRP funded for the second year due to implementation problems. The project was attempting a new approach and took a long time to fully establish). The University of Luton’s final evaluation report did not include the Rotherham project and it has therefore not been possible to include analysis of the Rotherham interventions here’.

        ‘And young people from Rotherham
        are known to travel to the Sheffield ‘red light’ area’.

        CRP funding in all likelihood appears to have been cut due to no ‘on the street’ red light district, if your job as Home Office researcher goes and your job was dependent on the funding, coincidentally her office is ‘raided’ (sorry RR for ‘taken’ earlier), files go missing yeah right, ‘how convenient’.

        Then blame RMBC for forcing out the Home Office researcher, but reading all available accounts they were not responsible for the Home Office researchers employment, in all honesty it appears that Risky Business had applied for the Home Office CRP funding.

        Let’s say that I am mentally ill, that doesn’t explain from the report above that one of the main reasons for being commissioned by the Home Office was;

        “Raise awareness
        amongst practitioners”

        This if I dare to say it was in 2001, complete and utter incompetence.

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    • “I am beginning to suspect that there is something mentally wrong with Adel,
      “Without a shadow of a doubt, the information that helped lead to the convictions was available to the police 15 years ago.”

      She takes the credit away from victims who had to relive their accounts in court.”

      ………what a shocking thing to say.

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    • I tend to ignore comments like Hotpot’s “I am beginning to suspect that there is something mentally wrong with Adel”, just as I ignore the utterly uninformed personal comments you make about me.

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    • My insinuations to the mental health of the Home Office researcher, Poetmorgan, was to open up debate to the floor, last time I checked the freedom to practice, ‘Free speech’, is enshrined in law.

      I didn’t ‘Shoot the Messenger’, I simply gave reference to the mental health, but why-o-why you would start to circulate like a buzzard, if you can talk to me about what you can add to this debate, or atleast attempt to criticise in a meaningful position, I will try to either accept or reject your findings.

      Practitioner you ask, there is hope for you after all Poetmorgan.

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      • But one way to close down debate is to suggest the other is in some way bonkers! As you say you sought debate I take you at your word.
        Perhaps you mean vulture, not buzzard. The first seeks carrion, the latter is a raptor and I have watched a pair rearing a chick this year near my home.
        We now have a plethora of reports and they will take some wading through.
        For me, I feel it is best for the survivors to take the lead just like the Hillsborough families did. Many of these ladies seem to have real grit.

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        • “I feel it is best for the survivors to take the lead just like the Hillsborough families did. Many of these ladies seem to have real grit”.

          Your words, but exactly my sentiments.

          Tongue in cheek, I will say that I did mean Buzzard, I am not dead yet.

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  2. Some of the girls, having been abused under the influence of drugs and alcohol, were then dumped once they had gone through puberty, as paedophiles do not like grown women. These girls, now alcoholic drug addicts, sought a continuation of the only life they knew – prostitution, including today in the Sheffield red light area. There must be, somewhere, the full text of Adele Gladman’s report – surely someone can volunteer a copy.

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