Rotherham MP calls for national support service for sex abuse victims

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ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion praised the courage of those who came forward to secure Monday’s convictions and called for a national support system for survivors of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Ms Champion called for the introduction of a statutory … Continue reading

Unconditional support on offer for victims of child sexual abuse

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ALL victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have access to a support service which is independent of the National Crime Agency and South Yorkshire Police. Tanya Wills and her team at the Independent Sexual Violence Advisory have supported victims … Continue reading

Rotherham child abuse scandal: Hundreds more under investigation after seven found guilty

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Andrew Norfolk More than 420 suspected offenders are under investigation in a £100 million criminal inquiry triggered by the Rotherham sex grooming scandal, it has been revealed. The figure was released by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as seven men … Continue reading

Former South Yorkshire Police officers hired by NCA to investigate child abuse scandal

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FORMER South Yorkshire Police officers are working on the operation to investigate historic child abuse in Rotherham — after a U-turn by the National Crime Agency. A number of former SYP officers have been hired by the NCA to work … Continue reading

Evil gang of seven men found guilty of 24 CSE offences

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SEVEN men have been found guilty of child sexual exploitation (CSE) offences against five girls — and an eighth man has been cleared of all charges. Six men from Rotherham, and one from Sheffield, were found guilty of 24 offences … Continue reading

Taxi licences issued to convicted criminals in private

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Taxi licences are being issued behind closed doors to drivers convicted of offences including child sex crimes and reckless driving, the Local Democracy Reporting Service has revealed. The findings follow a government report that claims current taxi and private hire … Continue reading

Grooming gangs disgrace our Pakistani heritage, says Javid

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Sajid Javid has said Pakistani members of grooming gangs have “disgraced our heritage” and that there “must be some cultural connection” to their crimes. The home secretary was criticised for his reaction to the jailing of 20 men in Huddersfield … Continue reading