Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham 2015

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Pan Mac publishes Rotherham sex abuse whistleblower

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Pan Macmillan has acquired an autobiography by Jayne Senior, who worked with victims of sex abuse in Rotherham and who became a whistleblower for The Times. For 14 years, Senior tried to help girls from Rotherham who had been groomed, … Continue reading

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ROTHERHAM: THE PERFECT STORM – An investigation in to Muslim grooming gangs

ROTHERHAM: THE PERFECT STORM – An investigation in to Muslim grooming gangs I did not intend to publish this, as I could not complete the work I had set out to do, but I have decided instead to write a … Continue reading

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Rotherham MP calls for tougher sentences for those who abuse older teens

Rotherham MP calls for tougher sentences for those who abuse older teens A Roterham MP is calling for people who sexually exploit older teenagers to receive tougher sentences because 16 and 17-year-olds are still children. Sarah Champion said the capacity … Continue reading

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Child sex abuse trial: Brothers “tied girl up and forced her to have sex”

Child sex abuse trial: Alleged victim “lied to protect family” A FORMER “girlfriend” of alleged child sex abuse defendant Basharat Hussain told a court she lied in a police statement — but said she did it because she was finally … Continue reading

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Rotherham trial: Teenage girl ‘brought to Sheffield for torture and sexual abuse’

Rotherham trial: Teenage girl ‘brought to Sheffield for torture and sexual abuse’ A teenage abuse victim was repeatedly brought to Sheffield where she was tortured and forced to have sex with Asian men, a court heard. The girl was allegedly … Continue reading

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Rotherham detective had sex with girls, grooming trial told

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Rotherham detective had sex with girls, grooming trial told A corrupt police officer had sex with young girls and passed drugs to a man accused of targeting children for violent abuse, a Rotherham sex-grooming trial was told yesterday. Named in … Continue reading

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Rotherham policeman ‘had sex with girls and dealt drugs’, abuse trial hears

The Yorkshire Post reports: Rotherham policeman ‘had sex with girls and dealt drugs’, abuse trial hears A WOMAN has told the Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial that a police officer she confided in had sex with girls at houses where … Continue reading

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Rotherham trial: Alleged victim rejects defence claims she invented decade of abuse

Rotherham trial: Alleged victim rejects defence claims she invented decade of abuse A central witness in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial has angrily rejected repeated accusations by defence barristers that she had lied about being abused for a decade. … Continue reading

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Jurors to resume deliberations in Keighley schoolgirl rape trial

Jurors to resume deliberations in Keighley schoolgirl rape trial They were unable to reach any verdicts today in the second day of deliberations after the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, sent them out to begin considering their verdicts … Continue reading

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Child sex abuse trial: Accused “forced girl to have abortion”

Child sex abuse trial: Accused “forced girl to have abortion” A MAN charged with taking part in the decade-long sexual abuse of a teenager has been accused of forcing her to have an abortion. Sajid Bostan faces charges of rape, … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex abuse trial: Arshid Hussain ‘had sex with child 100 times’

Rotherham sex abuse trial: Arshid Hussain ‘had sex with child 100 times’ An alleged victim of child sexual exploitation has said she was forced to have sex with Asian men against her will in houses, a park and churchyard. The … Continue reading

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Child sex abuse trial: Victim “learned to cope” with abuse

Child sex abuse trial: Victim “learned to cope” with abuse A BARRISTER defending an alleged child-grooming gang member cast doubt on one accuser’s testimony in a quickfire cross-examination, questioning why she kept the “abuse” to herself for 15 years. Mr … Continue reading

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Child sex abuse trial: Victim “suffered a decade of abuse”

Child sex abuse trial: Victim “suffered a decade of abuse” AN alleged sex abuse victim has described how she endured almost a decade of physical and emotional violence dished out by men and women accused of grooming and abusing her. … Continue reading

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Sex abuse witness spoke out ‘to expose police lies’

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Sex abuse witness spoke out ‘to expose police lies’ A witness in the Rotherham sex-grooming trial told a jury yesterday that she chose to reveal her childhood abuse by Asian men because she wanted such crimes to be no longer … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex abuse trial: Alleged abuse victim ‘had no choice’

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Rotherham sex abuse trial: Alleged abuse victim ‘had no choice’ An alleged victim of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham said she felt she had no choice when asked to perform sex acts on several men. The woman told Sheffield Crown … Continue reading

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Sex abuse trial: Victim “sexually assaulted after restaurant trip”

Sex abuse trial: Victim “sexually assaulted after restaurant trip” ALLEGED sex trafficker Basharat Hussain abused a 12-year-old care home girl on the way home from a Rotherham restaurant, a court heard today. A 31-year-old witness said she was forced to … Continue reading

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Remember when we were told, CSE was a myth?

Originally posted on Rotherham Politics:
Not long after the first rumblings of the enormous problem Rotherham has, a blog by the name of Roth Brad Politics came into existence. On the 23 January 2013 this post appeared. It gives many…

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Police ‘were told girl was pressured to prostitute herself to Rotherham taxi drivers in 1990s’

Police ‘were told girl was pressured to prostitute herself to Rotherham taxi drivers in 1990s’ Police were told an underage teenage girl was being pressured to have sex with Asian taxi drivers in Rotherham – but no action was ever … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex abuse trial: Woman “wanted to pimp everyone”

Rotherham sex abuse trial: Woman “wanted to pimp everyone” A woman accused of forcing young girls have sex with older men “wanted to pimp everyone”, a court has been told. A witness in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial said … Continue reading

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“Pimp” Karen MacGregor’s home “like Hansel and Gretel house”

“Pimp” Karen MacGregor’s home “like Hansel and Gretel house” AN ALLEGED sex abuse victim who claims she was attacked on the way home from the cinema likened “pimp” Karen MacGregor’s home to the witch’s house in fairytale Hansel and Gretel, … Continue reading

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Lucy Thornton’s reporting

Rotherham sex abuse trial told two women groomed children and sold them to gangs of men Two women plied children in Rotherham with vodka then sold them for sex to gangs of men, a court heard today. Karen MacGregor, 58 … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex abuse trial: Drunk girl ‘woke up to find herself being sexually assaulted in female defendant’s home’

Rotherham sex abuse trial: Drunk girl ‘woke up to find herself being sexually assaulted in female defendant’s home’ A woman has said she awoke to find herself being sexually assaulted by an unknown Pakistani man in the home of one … Continue reading

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Woman ‘kept slave girls for sex grooming gang’

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Woman ‘kept slave girls for sex grooming gang’ A child who was plied with alcohol until she passed out in the home of an older woman awoke to find she was being sexually attacked by one of a number of … Continue reading

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Alleged pimp Karen MacGregor was “a good listener”

Alleged pimp Karen MacGregor was “a good listener” A WOMAN who claims she was sexually assaulted at child sex abuse defendant Karen MacGregor’s house described the defendant as a good listener. “Shelley (Davies, co-defendant) and Karen were always going out … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex abuse trial: Babies born as result of attacks on vulnerable girls by grooming ring, court hears

Rotherham sex abuse trial: Babies born as result of attacks on vulnerable girls by grooming ring, court hears Babies have been born as a direct result of the sustained sexual abuse of vulnerable teenage girls in Rotherham by a grooming … Continue reading

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Andrew Norfolk – Girls ‘beaten, tortured and forced into sex almost daily’

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Girls ‘beaten, tortured and forced into sex almost daily’ For more than a decade, terrified children in an English town were routinely beaten, burnt and spat upon by men who groomed and sexually abused girls as young as 11 before … Continue reading

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Alleged pimp treated girls “like slaves,” sex abuse trial told

Alleged pimp treated girls “like slaves,” sex abuse trial told TEENAGE girls living with alleged pimp Karen MacGregor were treated “like slaves”, a court heard. One alleged victim — the first to give evidence in the trial of five men … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex abuse trial: Teenager ‘forced to have sex with men up to three times a day by man she believed to be her boyfriend’

Rotherham sex abuse trial: Teenager ‘forced to have sex with men up to three times a day by man she believed to be her boyfriend’ One of the victims of sexual abuse in Rotherham ‘believed her attacker was her boyfriend … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex abuse trial: Accused brothers ‘owned Rotherham’

Rotherham sex abuse trial: Accused brothers ‘owned Rotherham’ Arshid and Basharat Hussain are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court along with five other people. Five men and two women face more than 60 charges, including rape, sexual assault and false … Continue reading

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Rotherham grooming ring targeted teenagers over three decades, court told

Rotherham grooming ring targeted teenagers over three decades, court told Five men and two women face 51 counts of alleged sex crimes against 12 girls stretching back to 1987 Five men and two women targeted, sexualised and subjected teenage girls … Continue reading

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Trial begins of eight charged with Rotherham child sex abuse offences

Trial begins of eight charged with Rotherham child sex abuse offences THE trial of six men and two women charged with 74 ofences following the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal is due to begin today. Police, council and Crown Prosecution … Continue reading

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First Rotherham CSE Trial starts tomorrow

First Rotherham CSE Trial starts tomorrow Our first child sexual exploitation case starts tomorrow at Sheffield Crown Court. The accused face the following charges, at the last count: Arshid Hussain, 40, of High Street, East Cowick, Goole, denies: Six counts … Continue reading

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Keighley Trial – Two men deny knowing schoolgirl they are accused of raping

Two men deny knowing schoolgirl they are accused of raping THE final two defendants to give evidence in the Keighley schoolgirl rape trial told the jury they had never even heard of the teenager they are accused of lining up … Continue reading

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Keighley Trial – Two men tell jury they did not rape vulnerable schoolgirl

Two men tell jury they did not rape vulnerable schoolgirl TWO men accused of lining up to rape a vulnerable schoolgirl outside factory gates told a jury yesterday they were innocent. Hussain Sardar, 19, and Zain Ali, 20, are among … Continue reading

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Nine men set for second CSE trial next year

Nine men set for CSE trial next year NINE men charged with multiple child sex offences have appeared at court ahead of a six-week trial set to begin next year. The defendants appeared before Her Honour Judge Sarah Wright at … Continue reading

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Investigation into CSE allegations against two Rotherham councillors made ‘priority’

Investigation into CSE allegations against two Rotherham councillors made ‘priority’ An investigation into allegations that two ‘current or former’ Rotherham councillors were involved in child sexual exploitation is being prioritised by the National Crime Agency. Officials from Operation Stovewood, the … Continue reading

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More than 7,000 lines of enquiry in British FBI’s Rotherham abuse probe

More than 7,000 lines of enquiry in British FBI’s Rotherham abuse probe The probe by the ‘British FBI’ into child sex abuse in Rotherham has identified more than 7,000 lines of enquiry in its first year, more than double the … Continue reading

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Man, 22, denies contact with Keighley teenage girl he is accused of raping

Man, 22, denies contact with Keighley teenage girl he is accused of raping A MAN accused of raping a vulnerable schoolgirl in an underground car park labelled her a “straight up slag” and said he never touched her, a jury … Continue reading

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‘Misleading’ claim on most Rotherham CSE abusers being white wrongly included in report

‘Misleading’ claim on most Rotherham CSE abusers being white wrongly included in report ‘Misleading’ figures that claimed the majority of Rotherham child sexual exploitation offenders were white were wrongly included in a major report on the town’s plan to tackle … Continue reading

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Rotherham: a case study in the laws of political mob dynamics

Rotherham: a case study in the laws of political mob dynamics by Ian McKenzie I recently wrote of my terror at the prospect of a mob in full flow. On Wednesday I witnessed one first hand. It wasn’t as terrifying … Continue reading

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Mahroof turns up!

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A postal contributor spotted Moofy, in Oldham! ‘Duck and dive’, indeed! Can anyone elaborate?

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Rape accused threatened to blow up house if girl did not meet him, jury told

Rape accused threatened to blow up house if girl did not meet him, jury told A SECOND alleged rape victim told a jury that one of the defendants on trial threatened to blow her cousin’s house up if she did … Continue reading

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MP’s fear police cuts could hit sex crime investigations

MP’s fear police cuts could hit sex crime investigations ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion fears proposed police cuts could affect the growing number of rape investigations. Reductions in officer numbers will have knock-on effects on time and resources for specialist training, … Continue reading

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Mum of alleged schoolgirl rape victim weeps as she gives evidence before jury

Mum of alleged schoolgirl rape victim weeps as she gives evidence before jury THE mum of an alleged rape victim wept as she gave evidence at the trial of the men accused of abusing her. She told a jury at … Continue reading

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Rotherham Council commissioners ‘not making a difference’ to child safety

Rotherham Council commissioners ‘not making a difference’ to child safety The commissioners brought in to run Rotherham Council have not made a difference to child protection, the town’s Labour MP has claimed. Sarah Champion’s comments follow the closure of a … Continue reading

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Rotherham child sex abuse suspects ordered to hand over passports

Rotherham child sex abuse suspects ordered to hand over passports EIGHT men accused of multiple child sex offences have appeared in court this morning and been ordered to hand over their passports. http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/100610/rotherham-child-sex-abuse-suspects-ordered-to-hand-over-passports.aspx

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Police close down Bradford snooker club at centre of child sex investigation

Police close down Bradford snooker club at centre of child sex investigation A SNOOKER club in Bradford city centre has been closed down by police while officers investigate allegations it was being used in connection with child sex offences. New … Continue reading

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Victim of Rotherham sex abuse ring urges teachers to look for signs

Victim of Rotherham sex abuse ring urges teachers to look for signs TEACHERS SHOULD look out for signs that pupils might be the victims of child sex abuse – but also for indications they could become the perpetrators, a conference … Continue reading

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Schoolgirl ‘got used’ to being raped during 12 months of sexual exploitation by Keighley drug dealer, jury told

Schoolgirl ‘got used’ to being raped during 12 months of sexual exploitation by Keighley drug dealer, jury told A VULNERABLE schoolgirl hugged a red cushion as she revealed she “got used to the idea” of being raped during 12 months … Continue reading

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Rotherham reviews residential children’s homes after two found inadequate in a month

Rotherham reviews residential children’s homes after two found inadequate in a month St Edmund’s children’s home was judged inadequate after it was found that safeguarding issues were overlooked A second Rotherham children’s home in a month has been judged inadequate, … Continue reading

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‘He used me and abused me’ – girl told police after alleged rape, court hears

‘He used me and abused me’ – girl told police after alleged rape, court hears A VULNERABLE schoolgirl was forced to her knees and held by the hair when she was raped in a disused underground car park, a jury … Continue reading

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Jury hears evidence from girl allegedly raped by group of males in Keighley

Jury hears evidence from girl allegedly raped by group of males in Keighley A JURY at Bradford Crown Court has begun hearing evidence from a girl allegedly raped by a group of males in Keighley when she was aged 13 … Continue reading

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Vulnerable girl, 13, was sexually exploited by group of men and boys in Keighley, jury hears

Vulnerable girl, 13, was sexually exploited by group of men and boys in Keighley, jury hears A SCHOOLGIRL was raped, threatened and assaulted by a group of men and boys who sexually exploited her over a 12 month period, a … Continue reading

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Police issue CCTV of men wanted over disorder in Rotherham

Police issue CCTV of men wanted over disorder in Rotherham Detectives investigating disorder following a demonstration in Rotherham last month have issued CCTV images of men they want to trace. Violence broke out in Wellgate in Rotherham town centre during … Continue reading

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Keighley trial commences on Monday

Keighley trial commences on Monday “Khalid Mahmood, 34, whose address has been given as Ashfield Prison, South Gloucestershire, is charged with five allegations of rape. Yasser Kabir, 24, of Belgrave Road, Keighley; and Tauqueer Hussain, 23, of Belgrave Road, Keighley, … Continue reading

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Another failed Ofsted inspection

Another failure documented in an inspection report: Ofsted Report no 2 click here to download. Another ofsted inspection, different children’s home from the last one. Still children being failed in Rotherham! Thanks to our spotter for this, Rik. See also: … Continue reading

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Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial: Eight deny charges

Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial: Eight deny charges Six men and two women have denied a total of 74 charges in relation to alleged child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. The eight defendants will go on trial next month after pleading … Continue reading

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Muhbeen Hussain: A Selfish, Silly Little Boy

I want to compare a list of Rotherham people charged with offences during the recent right wing demo, with one of those attending the meeting where a bunch of old boys decided unilaterally that their community should boycott the Police. … Continue reading

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New Chair for Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board

New Chair for Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board A former national adviser on children’s services has been appointed as the new Chair of the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). Christine Cassell has more than 40 years’ experience working in children’s … Continue reading

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High Sheriff to visit support centres helping child abuse victims in Rotherham

High Sheriff to visit support centres helping child abuse victims in Rotherham South Yorkshire’s High Sheriff, John Holt, is to visit two of Rotherham’s support centres helping victims of child sexual exploitation. He will meet some of the partners involved … Continue reading

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A simple challenge to us all!

I was shocked by the disclosure of appalling sexual abuse of young girls in the town. All of us in Rotherham must ask ourselves how we came to fail our young people so badly. It comes hard on the heels … Continue reading

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A Study – Rotherham, Rochdale, and the Racialised Threat of the ‘Muslim Grooming Gang’

Rotherham, Rochdale, and the Racialised Threat of the ‘Muslim Grooming Gang’ Waqas Tufail Abstract For over a decade, British Muslims have been at the forefront of political, media and societal concerns in regards to terrorism, radicalisation, women’s rights, segregation and, … Continue reading

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Rotherham Muslim boycott of South Yorkshire Police ends – with new proposals agreed

Rotherham Muslim boycott of South Yorkshire Police ends – with new proposals agreed A call for Rotherham’s Islamic community to boycott South Yorkshire Police has been dropped – two days after it was announced. On Monday the British Muslim Youth … Continue reading

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Seven men from Rotherham and Sheffield charged with child sexual exploitation offences

Seven men from Rotherham and Sheffield charged with child sexual exploitation offences Seven men have been charges with child sexual exploitation offences as part of Operation Clover. Four Rotherham men have been charged with rape. They are: Asif Ali, 30, … Continue reading

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I question the size of the hand?

I think we are being led to believe by certain members of the Muslim / Pakistani community that they are being picked on etc etc about these scandals saying that it is only a handful of people in their community … Continue reading

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Rotherham Muslim group refuses to co-operate with South Yorkshire Police and threatens to abandon any Muslim that does

DEMONISED, OSTRICISED, VICTIMISED: Rotherham Muslim group refuses to co-operate with South Yorkshire Police and threatens to abandon any Muslim that does James Mitchinson, Editor I’m not sure who is advising British Muslim Youth in Rotherham, but last night they inflicted … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police Boycotted by the Muslim Community of Rotherham

South Yorkshire Police Boycotted by the Muslim Community of Rotherham Since 26th August 2014, the date the Jay Report was published, the Muslim community has been under perpetual attack and demonisation. Over the last fourteen months, the Muslim community has … Continue reading

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Labour’s Campaign Update

Fresh of the press is this email being circulated amongst Labour Party members in Rotherham. Rotherham Campaign Update Hello Hope you’re well! As the Local Organiser in Rotherham, I wanted to invite you to our Team Fightback day on Saturday 24th October.  … Continue reading

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Jayne Senior – Women of the Year – Outstanding Achievement Award!

Rotherham abuse whistleblower wins Women of the Year award The woman who played a key role in exposing the Rotherham grooming scandal has won recognition for her ‘extraordinary bravery’. Jayne Senior was given an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Good … Continue reading

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Don’t miss File on 4 – Tonight at 8pm

Like other steel communities, Rotherham faces the loss of hundreds of jobs following the recent announcement of redundancies at the local plant. It’s the latest blow to a town now synonymous with widespread child grooming. Last year the Jay Report … Continue reading

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Mosques and Openness

The role of Rotherham’s  Mosques in recent years has not been seen to be honourable, and they can seem to the least holy of holy places. Often slow to comment on child sexual exploitation within their community, they seem keener … Continue reading

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Some assistance to Labour?

In Labour’s version of the balloon game, we start with those councillors who have been there, for many scandals now! In an attempt to assist Labour in it’s due-diligence, when applied to the selection of next years candidates, I publish … Continue reading

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Another way of looking at the serving Labour Councillors

Another way of looking at the Labour Councillors, would be to list them in order of first election to the Council. So I thought I would take on that little challenge and below is the resulting information. This reveals much … Continue reading

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The nub of Rotherham’s problems?

If there has been a more revelatory post on the issue of the ‘heart’ of Rotherham’s problems, it is this post? Clearly, when cover-ups are the order of the day, we have no hope of putting an end to the … Continue reading

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Rotherham accused have an appointment at the Crown Court

First up with an online report, the Advertiser: Rotherham child sex abuse suspects appear at Crown Court SEVEN of eight defendants charged with dozens of offences……. http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/100143/rotherham-child-sex-abuse-suspects-appear-at-crown-court.aspx

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Nineteen arrested over Rotherham violence following Britain First march

Nineteen arrested over Rotherham violence following Britain First march Nineteen men have been arrested following violence after demonstrations in Rotherham last month. Bricks and bottles were allegedly thrown, injuring a number of people. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/nineteen-arrested-over-rotherham-violence-following-britain-first-march-1-7512397 “Our work will continue to identify … Continue reading

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Rotherham scandal: ‘Time for decisions’ on allegations against dozens of officers

Rotherham scandal: ‘Time for decisions’ on allegations against dozens of officers Action has been demanded over investigations into allegations that dozens of South Yorkshire Police officers mishandled cases linked to the Rotherham grooming scandal. Police commissioner Alan Billings said victims … Continue reading

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Abuse survivors and ex-officers urged to take part in new review of South Yorkshire Police conduct

Abuse survivors and ex-officers urged to take part in new review of South Yorkshire Police conduct Child sexual exploitation survivors from across South Yorkshire are being urged to contribute to a new review into the conduct of South Yorkshire Police … Continue reading

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Attempts to ban Rotherham abuse protests stall

Attempts to ban Rotherham abuse protests stall Attempts to ban extremist groups from demonstrating in Rotherham have stalled, The Star can reveal. Rotherham Council commissioners wrote to the Home Secretary in May saying they were planning to make a joint … Continue reading

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Kaleem Ali charged with ‘witness intimidation’

Rotherham man charged with ‘witness intimidation’ Detectives from Operation Clover have charged a Rotherham man with witness intimidation. Kaleem Ali, aged 18, of Clough Road, Masborough, is set to appear at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, October 29 to answer … Continue reading

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Mosque missing an Imam?

There have been strange goings on, at the Jamia Masjid on Tooker Road? It is understood the Imam has done a disappearing act! Imam Ashiq’s behaviour, has recently been called into question, at the Mosque committee. I believe Saghir Alam … Continue reading

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Questions for Tom Watson

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Questions for Tom Watson, who is speaking at a Labour ‘meet and greet’ at New York Stadium tonight. Any other questions? Please leave them as a comment. From a comment by Parsonage: “Westminster/celebrity sex abuse of boys and girls as … Continue reading

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Rotherham groomers ‘increasingly using the internet to find victims’, warns doctor

Rotherham groomers ‘increasingly using the internet to find victims’, warns doctor Child abuse victims in South Yorkshire are increasingly being groomed over the internet, a doctor has warned. Dr Mohan Thomas, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who works with … Continue reading

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Star Exclusive: Theft of council laptop with names and addresses of abused girls kept secret from Rotherham victims

Exclusive: Theft of council laptop with names and addresses of abused girls kept secret from Rotherham victims The theft of a laptop containing the names and addresses of Rotherham child abuse victims was kept secret from those affected by council … Continue reading

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Times Opinion – Libby Purves

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Let’s ditch this cultural cringe about Asians The idea that abused Muslim girls suffer more than white ones is wicked. Punishment should fit nothing but the crime http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4562820.ece Previously: Ten year jail sentence for serial child rapist https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/ten-year-jail-sentence-for-serial-child-rapist/

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What Tony Blair’s government knew – and when?

Although  not recent, this interesting and thoughtful piece spotted for us by Wil is certainly worth a read: Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair’s government knew – and when The extent … Continue reading

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Ten year jail sentence for serial child rapist

Ten year jail sentence for serial child rapist A MAN has been jailed for ten years for multiple sexual offences against a child. Yahia Ali (45), of Cowood Street, Mexborough, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today after pleading guilty of … Continue reading

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Rotherham child sexual exploitation suspect faces further charges

Rotherham child sexual exploitation suspect faces further charges A CHILD sexual exploitation suspect has had a string of further charges brought against him. Today detectives have charged Basharat Hussain (39), who is currently on remand at HMP Doncaster, with a … Continue reading

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Sarah Champion – calls for ‘healthy relationship’ education in schools

New minister and Rotherham MP calls for ‘healthy relationship’ education in schools Education on healthy relationships should be focused on in schools to prevent abuse, says Rotherham MP and new shadow minister Sarah Champion. Ms Champion, the new shadow minister … Continue reading

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Brave Rotherham families tell police bosses of their child grooming ‘hell’

Brave Rotherham families tell police bosses of their child grooming ‘hell’ Brave Rotherham grooming survivors and their families have spoken of the ‘hell’ they lived through at a pioneering conference. A father arrested as he tried to get his daughter … Continue reading

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Man in court over child sex offences in Rotherham

Man in court over child sex offences in Rotherham A man is due in court today over child sex offences in Rotherham. Aftab Hussain, aged 36, of Holywell Place, Rotherham, is accused of two counts of inciting sexual activity with … Continue reading

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A morally defective line?

This was left as a comment, too good to miss: “Something I have observed over the years in people who flatly refuse to take responsibility is they constantly use the term “we need to move on or move forward”… I … Continue reading

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Rotherham grooming probe ‘poised to become UK’s biggest-ever CSE investigation’

Rotherham grooming probe ‘poised to become UK’s biggest-ever CSE investigation’ An investigation into Rotherham child grooming may cost nearly £7m this year as it potentially becomes ‘the single largest CSE investigation ever undertaken in the UK’. A new report has … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police set aside £11m

South Yorkshire Police set aside £11m for potential Rotherham scandal and Hillsborough Disaster compensation South Yorkshire Police has set aside £11m for potential compensation payouts relating to the Rotherham grooming scandal and the Hillsborough Disaster. Details were revealed at a … Continue reading

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Rotherham abuse: Ofsted changes procedures after MPs’ criticism

Rotherham abuse: Ofsted changes procedures after MPs’ criticism A government watchdog said it had improved its inspections after failing to detect child sexual abuse in Rotherham. Ofsted was responding to criticisms made by a Parliamentary committee of MPs in March. … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police chief calls for an end to protests

South Yorkshire Police chief calls for an end to protests South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton has called for an end to protests which have cost his force £4 million over the last three years. He said funds and resources … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Britain First march and counter-demo hit town centre

WATCH footage of Saturday’s town centre march by Britain First and counter-protests by Unison, Unite Against Fascism, British Muslim Youth and others as captured by the Rotherham Advertiser. See the Advertiser website for breaking news and Friday’s newspaper for photographs … Continue reading

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Appeal for videos of people throwing bricks after Rotherham Britain First march

Appeal for videos of people throwing bricks after Rotherham Britain First march Police investigating disruption in Rotherham after Saturday’s Britain First march are appealing for people to send them videos and photos from social media. South Yorkshire Police announced it … Continue reading

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Andrew Norfolk – Bad parenting made girls easy prey for sex gangs

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Aylesbury child sex abuse trial: Men jailed for abusing schoolgirls

Aylesbury child sex abuse trial: Men jailed for abusing schoolgirls Six men who groomed vulnerable under-age girls for sex “for the price of a McDonald’s, a milkshake and cinema ticket” have been jailed. The Old Bailey heard the abuse in … Continue reading

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Some more interesting video from Saturday

At 1.05 Sabir Hussain , behind the guy in the green jacket shouting of:

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Bid to prevent Rotherham abuse trial taking place in Sheffield

Bid to prevent Rotherham abuse trial taking place in Sheffield Eight people charged with Rotherham child sexual exploitation offences could have their trial moved out of South Yorkshire. The trial of six men and two women is scheduled to start … Continue reading

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More footage from Saturday

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VIDEO: Footage of police clashes after Rotherham protests surfaces online A video which appears to show an outbreak of disruption after today’s Britain First protest in Rotherham has surfaced online.

VIDEO: Footage of police clashes after Rotherham protests surfaces online A video which appears to show an outbreak of disruption after today’s Britain First protest in Rotherham has surfaced online. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-footage-of-police-clashes-after-rotherham-protests-surfaces-online-1-7446134

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Far-right protesters and counter-demonstrations to descend on Rotherham today

Far-right protesters and counter-demonstrations to descend on Rotherham today Far-right protest group Britain First is set to hold a march through Rotherham today, despite a petition set up to attempt to stop the group. The campaigners will march through the … Continue reading

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Don’t Open the Champagne Yet!

A thought provoking piece from Giles: The mouthpiece of Rotherham’s establishment “The Rotherham Advertiser” adopted a distinctly upbeat tone on the anniversary of the Jay report. Certainly the authorities let down victims in the past but now at least everybody … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar: kingpin who ‘had influence over police’

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This little gem from the Andrew Norfolk Archive, points the way to the ‘nub of the issue’. Readers may also wish to read this for some more background: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/akhtara-spider-at-the-centre-of-the-taxi-trade-web/ Organised Crime, Azad Kashmir* & Child Sexual Exploitation https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/organised-crime-azad-kashmir-child-sexual-exploitation/ and: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/rotherham-a-scary-place-where-the-police-can-no-longer-be-trusted/Continue reading

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Cough, splutter and choke?

Ofsted chief who quit over Rotherham abuse lands new job A FORMER Ofsted chief forced to apologise for failures in detecting the abuse of 1,400 children in Rotherham has landed a new job — and a £75,000 pay-off. John Goldup … Continue reading

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The Times – Andrew Norfolk

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A piece in today’s Times by Andrew Norfolk: .

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Violated – Sarah Wilson, a review

I have just finished reading Sarah Wilson’s book, Violated. I do not think I have ever read a book that has taken me on such an emotional journey; one minute you feel burning anger the next you feel overwhelming sadness. … Continue reading

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A different approach?

Man (26) handed sexual harm prevention order A SEXUAL harm prevention order has been granted to restrict a man’s contact with children under 16. Under the ten-year court order, Mudasser Hussain (26) cannot have unsupervised contact unless certain criteria are … Continue reading

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Rotherham survivors say – Police still ‘nowhere near’ good enough on abuse

Police still ‘nowhere near’ good enough on abuse, say Rotherham survivors Rotherham is going to take ‘years and years’ to rebuild, say survivors of the town’s child abuse scandal, one year on from the explosive Jay Report. The shocking report, … Continue reading

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A year ago today

A year ago today, Alexis Jay delivered her damning report into the Child Sexual Exploitation scandal afflicting Rotherham. It is time for a re-read as many seem to have forgotten the full import of what she found. Click the link … Continue reading

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Investigators working to identify 100 officers in Rotherham sex abuse scandal

Investigators working to identify 100 officers in Rotherham sex abuse scandal Investigators looking at how the police treated complaints of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham say they are now working to identify scores of officers. The Independent Police Complaints Commission … Continue reading

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446 child abuse arrests in South Yorkshire since Jay Report

446 child abuse arrests in South Yorkshire since Jay Report South Yorkshire Police have arrested 446 people on suspicion of child sexual offences in the 12 months since the Jay Report – with 72 arrests specifically for grooming. The force’s … Continue reading

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Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC identifying police officers

Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC identifying police officers Investigators looking at how South Yorkshire Police treated complaints of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham are working to identify scores of officers. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it had received 47 … Continue reading

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Consultation to start on ‘neglect’ of authority figures who ignored Rotherham abuse

Consultation to start on ‘neglect’ of authority figures who ignored Rotherham abuse A consultation asking the public about punishments for those who ignored child abuse in Rotherham is set to begin later this year. Councillors and police in Rotherham who … Continue reading

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Only a ‘small fraction’ of Rotherham CSE victims has come forward for help

Only a ‘small fraction’ of Rotherham CSE victims has come forward for help, says lawyer Only a small fraction of more than 1,400 victims who were sexually exploited as children in Rotherham over a 16-year period have come forward for … Continue reading

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Rotherham child sex abuse suspect Basharat Hussain denied bail

Rotherham child sex abuse suspect denied bail A CHILD sex abuse suspect arrested this week after he reportedly fled the country two months ago – has been remanded in custody. Officers arrested Basharat Hussain (38), of no fixed address, at … Continue reading

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Basharat Hussain – Rotherham abuse suspect reported to have fled to Pakistan arrested at Manchester Airport

Rotherham abuse suspect reported to have fled to Pakistan arrested at Manchester Airport A Rotherham child grooming suspect who had reportedly fled to Pakistan has been arrested at Manchester Airport. Basharat Hussain, 38, was arrested by South Yorkshire Police officers … Continue reading

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Britain First march through Rotherham has route changed on police orders

Britain First march through Rotherham has route changed on police orders A planned march through Rotherham by hundreds of Britain First supporters next month has had its route changed on police orders to avoid the town’s main shopping areas. The … Continue reading

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Is Rotherham Council still destroying evidence?

Over on http://www.gileshumphry.com some new information: Is Rotherham Council still destroying evidence? In the aftermath of the Jay report it emerged that not only had RMBC managers paid men that they had been informed were rapists to transport vulnerable girls … Continue reading

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Deportation plan for evil brothers who abused children in Rotherham

Deportation plan for evil brothers who abused children in Rotherham A pair of twisted Slovakian brothers who abused young children in Rotherham are facing deportation – but only after serving jail time in the UK. Eduard and Ludovit Peticky are … Continue reading

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Justice Delayed?

Judge’s EU concern after 13-month delay in sentencing Rotherham child abuse brothers Two Slovakian brothers convicted of sickening sexual attacks on young children in Rotherham were sentenced more than a year after their trial due to difficulties in finding out … Continue reading

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BBC – Rotherham yet to train taxi drivers on child sex abuse

Rotherham yet to train taxi drivers on child sex abuse New training for taxi drivers on how to spot signs of child sexual exploitation has yet to be implemented in Rotherham a year after a report called for it. The … Continue reading

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Life sentence for ‘horrific’ Rotherham child abuser

Life sentence for ‘horrific’ Rotherham child abuser and trafficker – as brother gets 12 years A ‘horrific’ Rotherham abuser who trafficked a five-year-old girl for sex and assaulted her himself has been given a life sentence in jail. Eduard Peticky, … Continue reading

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Star – Rotherham honour killing Serious Case Review ‘mixed up’ details about victim and her sister – claim

Rotherham honour killing Serious Case Review ‘mixed up’ details about victim and her sister – claim A Rotherham grooming victim has said she believes details about her abuse were wrongly used in a review of her sister’s murder. Sarah Wilson … Continue reading

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Star Exclusive: Top South Yorkshire cops got £120,000 in bonuses while abuse scandal was unfolding

Exclusive: Top South Yorkshire cops got £120,000 in bonuses while abuse scandal was unfolding At least £120,000 in bonuses were paid to senior South Yorkshire Police officers while the child grooming scandal was unfolding, The Star can reveal. More than … Continue reading

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More from opinion pieces from the press

Barnardo’s cannot protect Rotherham’s children alone http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2015/aug/04/barnardos-cannot-protect-rotherhams-children-alone and http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/04/rotherham-police-jay-report-grooming Rotherham’s police have learned that smiles can mask abuse http://www.theguardian.com/profile/alan-billings All above spotted by Regular Reader.

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Spin over substance – the abuse of statistics

This week some information of a statistical nature, was given to the local press, Star and Advertiser, who swallowed the spin, hook line and sinker. Chris Burn of the Star, has admitted to me, he has not been able to … Continue reading

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Majority of Rotherham child exploitation suspects are white, claims new report

Majority of Rotherham child exploitation suspects are white, claims new report More than two-thirds of identified Rotherham child sexual exploitation offenders and suspects are white, a new report has said. New analysis from Public Health Rotherham has looked at the … Continue reading

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BBC World Service Outlook – I Was Groomed by a Paedophile Gang

BBC World Service Outlook – I Was Groomed by a Paedophile Gang Rotherham is a deprived, industrial town in the north of England, which has been at the centre of a national sex abuse scandal. It’s been revealed that as … Continue reading

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Barnardo’s to run new £3m scheme to support abuse victims in Rotherham

Barnardo’s to run new £3m scheme to support abuse victims in Rotherham More than £3m is to be invested in a new service which will support survivors of child abuse in Rotherham – while aiming to prevent hundreds of other … Continue reading

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Violated – the book Rotherham citizens should read

Violated, the new book by Sarah Wilson is now available in the shops and online. Got a copy yesterday in Morrisons of all places, will publish a review once our reviewer has studied it. If you want to order your … Continue reading

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Mahroof & Akhtar – When will Labour’s investigation report?

Councillor who ‘stifled talks’ on Rotherham sex grooming Andrew Norfolk Last updated at 12:01AM, February 6 2015 A Labour Councillor in Rotherham is under investigation by the party for his alleged use of bullying and intimidation to stifle discussion of … Continue reading

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Star – Rotherham victims and families draw up new plan to tackle abuse

Rotherham victims and families draw up new plan to tackle abuse A group of Rotherham child sexual exploitation survivors and their families have helped created a new national plan to help councils tackle grooming gangs. The steering group, consisting victims, … Continue reading

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Police probe into Rotherham child abuse could examine role of East Riding officer Pam Allen

Development in the saga of the child sexual exploitation story: Police probe into Rotherham child abuse could examine role of East Riding officer Pam Allen THE role of a senior East Riding Council officer who was in charge of safeguarding … Continue reading

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RPHDA – a last ditch attempt at persuasion

Understand there will be a meeting with Commissioners and the Rotherham Private Hire Drivers Association (RPHDA) tomorrow. This meeting is said to be the last ditch attempt, by the RPHDA, to convince the Commissioners of their case. Their case is … Continue reading

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Some summer reading

Akhtar…a spider at the centre of the taxi trade web Posted on August 29, 2014 by rothpol In 2002 a raid on Risky Business office, files held there were shredded. These files formed the basis of a report that revealed the … Continue reading

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Aylesbury too!

Aylesbury child sex abuse trial: Six men found guilty Six men involved in a child sex ring in Aylesbury have been found guilty of abusing two schoolgirls. The Old Bailey heard the abuse went on for years on a “massive … Continue reading

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Read it yourself – the HMIC Report

South Yorkshire – National Child Protection Inspection post inspection review Summary Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. Only the police can investigate suspected crimes, arrest perpetrators and monitor sex offenders. Police officers have the … Continue reading

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Lord Scriven calls for Crompton’s head

Peer calls for under-fire South Yorkshire Police chief to quit over abuse scandal South Yorkshire Police chief constable David Crompton has been urged to quit over the force’s handling of the child abuse scandal. Lord Scriven, the former leader of … Continue reading

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John sure knows how to pick ’em!

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Have we found another example of John Healey’s poor judgement, with his public support for the Kin Kids charitable group, founded by Karen MacGregor and based in Swinton Ward, in his constituency? The first example of his dubious judgement, was … Continue reading

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Support group founder charged with new offence in Rotherham grooming investigation

Support group founder charged with new offence in Rotherham grooming investigation The founder of a family support group service has been charged with a further offence as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged Rotherham child sexual exploitation offences. Karen … Continue reading

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BBC – Rotherham children ‘still at risk’

Rotherham children ‘still at risk’  The police force at the centre of the Rotherham abuse scandal still needs to make “major improvements” to some child protection procedures, a report finds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-33599061

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News of a CSE related FOI

I have been very interested reading your blog and discovering news in relation to the Rotherham grooming scandal that isn’t generally reported in the wider press. Really is an excellent site. I have been attempting to establish whether or not … Continue reading

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Man charged with two more offences in Rotherham child sex abuse police investigation

Man charged with two more offences in Rotherham child sex abuse police investigation A man has been charged with two more offences in connection with the ongoing Rotherham child sex abuse investigations. Operation Clover detectives as South Yorkshire Police have … Continue reading

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Four Rotherham child grooming suspects representing themselves in court due to legal aid strike

Four Rotherham child grooming suspects representing themselves in court due to legal aid strike Four defendants accused of being part of a Rotherham child sexual exploitation network have been left without lawyers as a result of the ongoing legal aid … Continue reading

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CSE progress in Rotherham health services slammed

CSE progress in Rotherham health services slammed as ‘unacceptable’ by watchdog Progress on child sex exploitation in Rotherham is ‘unacceptable’ and ‘too slow’, says a care watchdog. The Care Quality Commission has reviewed how effectively health services in the town … Continue reading

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‘Lack of understanding’ over Rotherham child abuse

‘Lack of understanding’ over Rotherham child abuse Health services in Rotherham still have a “lack of understanding” about who should be dealing with child abuse, a new report has said. Sue McMillan, of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said communication … Continue reading

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Alexis Jay Star Report – council turned a blind eye

Rotherham councillors ‘tried to keep a lid on grooming scandal’, says Alexis Jay Rotherham councillors ‘tried to keep a lid’ on the town’s grooming scandal, the professor who revealed the full extent of the problem has said. Alexis Jay said … Continue reading

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Alexis Jay: ‘Politicians wanted to keep a lid on it’

A timely reminder of the political dimension surrounding the Prof Jay Report: Alexis Jay on child sex abuse: ‘Politicians wanted to keep a lid on it’ Her devastating Rotherham report blew open the national debate on child sex abuse. Now … Continue reading

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One way or the other this isn’t going to end pretty

We are slowly slowly coming towards a bit of a stand off here. For most of my taxi driving colleagues this whole anger against the council is against a massive escalation in costs. For those who see an opportunity, they’re … Continue reading

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Police ‘pursuing’ Rotherham grooming suspect who fled to Pakistan

Police ‘pursuing’ Rotherham grooming suspect who fled to Pakistan Police say they are ‘pursuing’ the return of a Rotherham child grooming suspect who has skipped bail and fled to Pakistan. Basharat Hussain, 38, had been arrested as part of Operation … Continue reading

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Council Meeting – a couple of questions in need of answers

Yes Labour voted for the new Taxi regulations …with the exception of Showkat Ali, who spoke and apparently voted against the new rules. Showkat has always appreciated the comforts of a taxi. I’m informed that two LP Councillors declared an … Continue reading

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Six Rotherham abuse suspects to stand trial in December

Six Rotherham abuse suspects to stand trial in December Six defendants charged with alleged Rotherham child sexual exploitation offences are to stand trial in December. The four men and two women appeared at Sheffield Crown Court this morning for a … Continue reading

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Rotherham child sex abuse expert begins work on national inquiry

Rotherham child sex abuse expert begins work on national inquiry The woman who blew the lid on the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham is to begin working on a national inquiry into historical child abuse today. Professor Alexis Jay, … Continue reading

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Rotherham councillors back controversial new licensing laws for taxi drivers

Rotherham councillors back controversial new licensing laws for taxi drivers Councillors have backed tougher new licensing measures for Rotherham taxi drivers – including putting CCTV in all cabs – despite the implementation of the measures being delayed. The policy had … Continue reading

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New Rotherham taxi regulations approved

New Rotherham taxi regulations approved ROTHERHAM’S new stringent taxi licensing policy has been formally approved. Commissioner Mary Ney agreed the new rules — including CCTV in all cabs — on Tuesday. The policy’s measures set high standards for the fitness … Continue reading

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Breaking – Latest from RPHDA, what planet are they on?

The latest from our taxi drivers association, hints at desperation to me, especially so, after yesterday’s meeting with Commissioner Ney? Wonder what drivers make of this? CCTV – we have proposed that we do not disagree with the camera system. … Continue reading

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Passports taken off Rotherham child abuse defendants ahead of Crown Court date

Passports taken off Rotherham child abuse defendants ahead of Crown Court date Six defendants charged as part of a major police investigation into Rotherham child sexual exploitation are to appear at Sheffield Crown Court later this week. The four men … Continue reading

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Five in court on Rotherham child sex abuse charges

Five in court on Rotherham child sex abuse charges FOUR suspects charged with child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham have appeared at court, along with another suspect who appeared via videolink from his bed. Qurban Ali (52), Majid Bostan (37), … Continue reading

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Rotherham paedophile gangs are still abusing young girls Exclusive

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Rotherham paedophile gangs are still abusing young girls Exclusive: Gangs of Asian paedophiles are still preying on underage girls in Rotherham, claims a survivor of the abuse A survivor of Rotherham’s paedophile gangs claims that child exploitation is still common … Continue reading

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Woman charged with child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham

Woman charged with child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham A WOMAN has today been charged with a number of offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1993 and 1995. Shelley Davies, 40, has been charged with conspiracy to … Continue reading

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Rotherham abuse victims and families ‘vindicated’ by NCA investigation

From today’s Star: Rotherham abuse victims and families ‘vindicated’ by NCA investigation Victims of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal and their families say they feel ‘vindicated’ by the initial findings of a major new investigation which has identified hundreds … Continue reading

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the last writings from dying rat?

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This was originally left as a comment, too good to miss: What silly boy Asbo is. Such is his popularity that I am informed that he is having to fortify his family home to protect himself from the disillusioned who … Continue reading

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Three more charged in major Rotherham child sexual exploitation investigation

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Three more charged in major Rotherham child sexual exploitation investigation Three more people have been charged as part of a major investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/three-more-charged-in-major-rotherham-child-sexual-exploitation-investigation-1-7341608 and now the Advertiser: Three more arrests in Rotherham child sex … Continue reading

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Taxi strike counter productive

Over the last couple of days much new information has come to hand to explain what has been happening within the taxi trade and the drivers. The Rotherham Private Hire Drivers association is revealed to be a rabble run by … Continue reading

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Inspectors criticise police over abuse inquiry conduct

The BBC: Inspectors criticise police over abuse inquiry conduct Police in England and Wales have been accused of failing to carry out effective investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect. An Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report looked at 576 … Continue reading

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Second Rotherham taxi protest planned today

Second Rotherham taxi protest planned today Rotherham taxi drivers vowed to carry on with strike action with another protest set for 4pm today. Drivers withdrew their services in response to new licensing laws set to come in on July 6, … Continue reading

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The truth of the matter…..

From the inside The majority of Taxi trade is for the Asians…..true. But the secret is that Maroof and his cousins own most of the Taxi firms, with the exception of A1 and some other on Dalton Lane. The same … Continue reading

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Star – Rotherham taxi drivers on strike over CCTV rule

Rotherham taxi drivers on strike over CCTV rule Taxi drivers in Rotherham have begun an “indefinite” strike over new rules requiring them to install CCTV cameras. The new licensing policy has been imposed by the council following the Jay report … Continue reading

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Taxi strike latest!

Taxi drivers to take strike action in Rotherham tomorrow – with ‘blockades’ threatened Rotherham taxi drivers are set to go on strike from tomorrow in protest at controversial new licensing laws being introduced in the wake of the child sexual … Continue reading

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Lord Janner faces historical sex abuse prosecution

Lord Janner faces historical sex abuse prosecution Lord Janner will be prosecuted over claims of historical child sexual abuse after a review overturned a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Prosecutors announced in April that the 86-year-old peer would … Continue reading

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Furious Rotherham taxi drivers threaten strike action over new regulations in wake of abuse scandal

From the Star: Furious Rotherham taxi drivers threaten strike action over new regulations in wake of abuse scandal More than 100 furious Rotherham taxi drivers have threatened strike action over new regulations designed to combat child sexual exploitation. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/video-furious-rotherham-taxi-drivers-threaten-strike-action-over-new-regulations-in-wake-of-abuse-scandal-1-7332993

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Decision time

Commissioner Ney’s Meeting Monday, 29th June, 2015 10.30 a.m. Attendance details Agenda frontsheet PDF 16 KB Agenda reports pack PDF 970 KB Printed draft minutes PDF 27 KB Venue: Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

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Star – Five Rotherham taxi drivers have licenses revoked

Five Rotherham taxi drivers have licenses revoked in relation to child abuse investigations Five Rotherham taxi drivers have had their licenses revoked in relation to investigations into child sexual exploitation, it has been revealed. Commissioner Mary Ney said that of … Continue reading

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Greville Janner – latest twist in the tale

The Janner story has moved on, he will now be brought before the Courts and people are beginning to rightly call for the DPP’s resignation. Alison Saunders does have an abysmal record of putting a protective ring-fence around Establishment figures. … Continue reading

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Two aspects to corruption and organised crime…

Those who commit the crimes, and those who know, but keep quiet….letting the criminals get away with it. There are a lot of complaints from those who say they are now suffering because of the crimes by the few. Saying … Continue reading

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Today’s Times – Police hid report!

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Rotherham child abuse defendant has passport seized – as co-accused ‘too ill’ to attend court

Rotherham child abuse defendant has passport seized – as co-accused ‘too ill’ to attend court A defendant in a Rotherham child sexual exploitation investigation has had his passport seized – while one of his co-accused missed a court date on … Continue reading

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Sajid Bostan and Arshid Hussain – bailed over 56 Rotherham child sex abuse charges

Two bailed over 56 Rotherham child sex abuse charges ROTHERHAM child sex abuse suspect Sajid Bostan has appeared before a judge today charged with 11 offences. He was bailed to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on July 9. Another suspect, … Continue reading

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Rotherham abuse suspects bailed

Rotherham abuse suspects bailed Two women and a man jailed over child sexual exploitation Rotherham have been bailed. They were arrested as part of Operation Clover – an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation, which has seen 16 suspects arrested … Continue reading

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Confidential police reports reveal ‘threats to life’ to failed child sexual exploitation victims

Spotted for us by Regular Reader: Confidential police reports reveal ‘threats to life’ to failed child sexual exploitation victims Birmingham Mail campaign sees release of bombshell documents which reveal true horror and scale of Asian grooming and trafficking gangs http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/confidential-police-reports-reveal-threats-9514835

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Women arrested over child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

Women arrested over child sexual exploitation in Rotherham Detectives have made three more arrests as part of an operation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/women-arrested-over-child-sexual-exploitation-in-rotherham-1-7324903

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Police identify ‘hundreds’ of Rotherham child sex offenders

Police identify ‘hundreds’ of Rotherham child sex offenders About 300 potential offenders have been identified in an investigation into child sex abuse in Rotherham, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The inquiry, named Operation Stovewood, began last December in … Continue reading

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Sajid Bostan charged with 11 child sex offences

Rotherham man charged with 11 child sex offences A man has been charged with 11 offences relating to historic child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. Sajid Bostan, of Vernon Road, Rotherham, has now been bailed and will appear at Rotherham Magistrates’ … Continue reading

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Major trial into Rotherham child sexual exploitation offences to start in Sheffield later this year

From today’s Star: Major trial into Rotherham child sexual exploitation offences to start in Sheffield later this year A major trial into allegations of historic child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham will start later this year. Read on: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/major-trial-into-rotherham-child-sexual-exploitation-offences-to-start-in-sheffield-later-this-year-1-7321031

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Advertiser – Three arrested on suspicion of child abduction

Three arrested on suspicion of child abduction TWO teenagers and another man have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after a 14 year-old girl reportedly went missing Police were called at 9.50pm yesterday (June 18) following reports a 14-year-old … Continue reading

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Rotherham MP writes fresh letter to David Cameron over child sex exploitation

From the Star: Rotherham MP writes fresh letter to David Cameron over child sex exploitation A Rotherham MP who has been lobbying Government for action to tackle child abuse has written a fresh letter to Prime Minister David Cameron. In … Continue reading

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RMBC – See our plan to improve Rotherham

Thanks for this spot goes to Regular Reader: See our plan to improve Rotherham The Council has submitted its Improvement Plan to the Government for their comments. Leader of the Council, Cllr Chris Read said: “We are currently consulting with … Continue reading

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BBC looking for information?

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Grateful to the supplier of this scan of a leaflet being distributed in Town:

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Where next for the taxi licensing clean up?

All the signs are encouraging, the Commissioners are on to sorting out the licensing of taxi drivers. There are three issues that remain to be addressed and will require decisive action, after the further exposure of wrongdoing connected to the … Continue reading

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Telegraph – two links, not to be missed

An anonymous contributor sent me these links, well worth a read: Theresa May: Child abuse in the UK runs far deeper than you know The inquiry into child abuse is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expose abuse and protect children in … Continue reading

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Decision date set for CCTV in Rotherham taxis

Decision date set for CCTV in Rotherham taxis Rotherham council will decide whether or not to make taxis in the town install CCTV cameras on June 29. The proposal has sparked an angry response from black cab drivers in Rotherham … Continue reading

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Star – Sex abuse offences against children on the increase

Sex abuse offences against children on the increase Police are recording 85 child sex crimes every day after a dramatic spike in reports of abuse, new figures reveal. In South Yorkshire, there were 952 sex offences against children recorded last … Continue reading

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Rotherham PC ‘failed to act on abuse case’

From the BBC: Rotherham PC ‘failed to act on abuse case’ A police officer called to a child abuse case in Rotherham failed to investigate it, a victim has said. PC Hassan Ali, who died this year, is said to … Continue reading

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Panorama – Stolen Childhoods

BBC Panorama – Stolen Childhoods: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05zv4bw/panorama-stolen-childhoods-the-legacy-of-grooming Warning this is a harrowing tale that moves the story on.

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Lies exposed!

The blog that was intended to by Rothpol’s nemesis, was still pedalling the fantasy that the problems with child sexual exploitation, were ‘lies and half truths’, nothing more. Some lies! Some half truths! Make your own mind up, in the … Continue reading

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Justice required?

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More harrowing revelations from the Prof Jay Report, as told by Andrew Norfolk on Wednesday August 27th 2014:

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Man charged with Rotherham child sex offences

Man charged with Rotherham child sex offences 5 minutes ago From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire A man has been charged with 45 offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, according to South Yorkshire Police. Arshid Hussain, 40, … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex-grooming suspect skips bail and flees to Pakistan

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Rotherham sex-grooming suspect skips bail and flees to Pakistan Andrew Norfolk A key suspect in a police investigation triggered by the Rotherham sex-grooming scandal has skipped bail and fled to Pakistan. Basharat Hussain, 38, was arrested last year on suspicion … Continue reading

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New Arrest Made!

Man charged in Rotherham child sexual exploitation investigation to be kept in custody – as new arrest made A man charged with a string of child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham is to be kept in custody until his next … Continue reading

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Prof John Drew to lead inquiry into South Yorkshire Police

Rotherham Child Abuse scandal: Prof John Drew to lead inquiry into South Yorkshire Police A former chief executive of the Youth Justice Board is to lead an inquiry into South Yorkshire Police’s handling of reports of child sex abuse. Professor … Continue reading

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Bannaras Hussain – Remanded in custody

Goole man in court over Rotherham sex charges A man has appeared in court in Rotherham charged with 22 offences against girls under 16. Bannaras Hussain, 35, of Bridge Close in Goole, was remanded in custody at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court. … Continue reading

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Brothers face Rotherham child sex charges

Brothers face Rotherham child sex charges Two brothers have been charged with child sexual offences in the Rotherham area dating back to the 1990s. Bannaras Hussain, 35, of Bridge Close, Goole, faces 22 offences against girls under 16 spanning four … Continue reading

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They think its all over..it isn’t

What other than genes, link Banaras & Sageer Hussain, recently charged with numerous counts of CSE, including rape and pimping, with their family member Akhtar? I know, and if you read some of the reports and newspaper articles you can … Continue reading

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Justice required 1400 times or more?

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Going through a collection of newspapers prior to disposal, I happened across a short series of Times newspapers from 27 August 2014 to 30 August 2014, containing the harrowing revelations from the Prof Jay Report, as told by Andrew Norfolk: … Continue reading

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Campaigner’s call for new Rotherham child abuse scandal probe

One not to be missed by Michael Upton, from the Advertiser: Campaigner’s call for new Rotherham child abuse scandal probe Posted On: 05 June 2015 A CAMPAIGNER has called for an inquiry into the actions of senior public officials embroiled … Continue reading

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The Times – Youth worker blew whistle on sex grooming scandal

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Regular Reader spotted this interesting story in the Times:

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Appeal to back CSE research project

Appeal to back CSE research project COUNCIL leader Chris Read has urged people to join in a project aimed at helping the authority tackle child sexual exploitation and shape services for victims and survivors. A research project led by the … Continue reading

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Giles Humphry – Jahangir Akhtar gets in touch

Giles Humphry has recently posted this account of contact with Venture Taxis, seems like he got an over reaction? Jahangir Akhtar gets in touch Venture Taxis of Wath was recently exposed as having been operating without a licence for a … Continue reading

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Rotherham being ‘blighted’ by repeated demonstrations, says commissioner

Spotted in the Star: Rotherham being ‘blighted’ by repeated demonstrations, says commissioner Frequent marches, demonstrations and protests about the Rotherham grooming scandal are having an ‘unacceptable impact’ on people in the town, a council commissioner has warned. Commissioner Mary Ney … Continue reading

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Child Protection Chief in payout scandal

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Three interesting pieces from today’s Times, concerning the outrageous payout for failure. Thanks for the images goes to Regular Reader: .

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About Time!

Rotherham councillors and staff to undergo training Councillors and council staff in Rotherham will undergo training and political mentorship as part of a raft of measures to improve performance. The proposals were revealed in a draft improvement plan drawn up … Continue reading

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CSE Denial – The duty of the citizen?

I think we have to be careful using terms like mob rule…elected officials have the right to determine local by-laws, but in a democracy citizens have a right to protest and demonstrate – legally. There is a bigger question around … Continue reading

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Sarah Champion – The Red Interview

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My attention was brought to the following interview of Rotherham’s MP, Sarah Champion for Red Magazine. It is as wide ranging as it is revealing, but was she wise to be quite so candid as to her future intentions? .

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Bostan Castle Revisited

The Bostan ‘Bad brothers’ have been further implicated in involvement in Rotherham’s CSE scandal. Sajid and Majid were the first of the ‘Bostan bad brothers’ to be arrested, and had their Taxi Licences suspended in short order, along with that … Continue reading

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Police were warned in 2006 that Asian grooming gangs were ‘acting with impunity’ in South Yorkshire

Police were warned in 2006 that Asian grooming gangs were ‘acting with impunity’ in South Yorkshire Police were warned in 2006 that they were letting the Asian ringleaders of suspected grooming gangs ‘act with seeming impunity’ in South Yorkshire. Drug … Continue reading

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Star – Seven arrested at South Yorkshire hotels over suspected child sexual exploitation offences

Seven arrested at South Yorkshire hotels over suspected child sexual exploitation offences http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/seven-arrested-at-south-yorkshire-hotels-over-suspected-child-sexual-exploitation-offences-1-7243332 Lawyer calls for national child abuse inquiry to look at police failures in South Yorkshire http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/lawyer-calls-for-national-child-abuse-inquiry-to-look-at-police-failures-in-south-yorkshire-1-7245961 Regular Reader

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Questions for Jahangir Akhtar

In 2002 a raid on Risky Business office, files held there were shredded. These files formed the basis of a report that revealed the extent of CSE in Rotherham. This report named names, schools and other places where young girls, … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police given list of key Sheffield and Rotherham abuse suspects in 2003

EXCLUSIVE: South Yorkshire Police given list of key Sheffield and Rotherham abuse suspects in 2003 http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/exclusive-south-yorkshire-police-given-list-of-key-sheffield-and-rotherham-abuse-suspects-in-2003-1-7243228 Rotherham abuse warning reports released http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-32586558 The Star article says: “The list of suspected offenders has been redacted from a version of the report … Continue reading

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Those Akhtar ‘clones’ ready and waiting?

The most obvious of the Akhtar ‘clones’ was made clear in the person of Jones, the victor of the selection for the Rotherham West Ward. The selection battle started with the declaration by Jahangir Akhtar, ‘he would choose the candidate’! … Continue reading

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Bostan Castle?

Saghir Alam and Taiba Yasseen were selected to fight the Boston Castle Ward. Boston Castle Ward, the former stomping ground of Mahroof Hussain, managed to select this father and daughter pairing, with more than a little support from ‘the Bostan … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start? Or Labour’s Cynicism?

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Labour’s cynicism? What do readers think? Image taken from the Advertiser of 18th April 2015: .

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Birmingham and the Black Country bear “significant similarities” to Rotherham

Birmingham and the Black Country bear “significant similarities” to Rotherham That’s a pretty major conurbation whatever way you look at it http://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2015/05/02/sex-abuse-gangs-in-black-country-significant-similarities-to-rotherham-scandal-say-police/  http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/05/02/parks-hotels-and-taxis-the-terrifying-truth-about-child-exploitation-in-the-black-country/ http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/child-sexual-exploitation-force-west-9151006#ICID=sharebar_twitter Well that’s further shed loads of Labour politicians who clearly knew nothing, and who will have … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police nominated for award for ‘raising awareness’ of child sexual exploitation

South Yorkshire Police nominated for award for ‘raising awareness’ of child sexual exploitation http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/south-yorkshire-police-nominated-for-award-for-raising-awareness-of-child-sexual-exploitation-1-7239956 Nominations list here: http://www.publicsectorcommunicationsawards.co.uk/2015-shortlist …and how they are getting on: http://www.southyorks.police.uk/help-and-advice/child-sexual-exploitation Regular Reader

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Caven, whatsername and dangerous big gobs

I am easy going about Caven and whatsername’s begrudging apologies for legally unfounded accusations they made about the local MP, regarding their failures and knowledge of CSE. The court will sort out more fulsome apologies in the near future, and … Continue reading

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Doing the rounds – Sarah Champion Video

Doing the rounds, is this video compilation called: CSE A Timeline Of Deceipt, The Evasive and Forgetful Sarah Champion. https://vid.me/7Zu0

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‘Saint’ Sarah? Or…..?

Spotted by Regular Reader. This appears to be somewhat overdoing it, in the process towards cannonisation of ‘Saint Sarah’? From Red Magazine: Sarah Champion MP: the quiet heroine changing our world By Janice Turner Posted on April 28, 2015 http://www.redonline.co.uk/red-women/interviews/sarah-champion-mp-interview-red-magazineContinue reading

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Not a shred of denial left in Rotherham

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Thought readers would like to see this, spotted by Regular Reader who also provided the image. .

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Police and targets

Police ignored child sex abuse gangs to chase Labour targets for car theft: Whistleblower says money was directed away from protecting children in order to pursue ‘priority crimes’ Police were too busy chasing Labour crime targets to protect young girls … Continue reading

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Sonia Sharp – An error in hiring?

The BBC brings us this report: Ex-Rotherham children’s boss Sonia Sharp quits Australia role The woman who was in charge of children’s services in Rotherham for three years during the grooming scandal has left her job in Australia. Sonia Sharp … Continue reading

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There’s a smell in Rotherham and it won’t go away

A little birdy told me that Rotherham Labour party have written off this years borough election and will be going all out for the full council election next year when things have “quietened down and people have forgotten about all … Continue reading

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Some thoughts upon the elections

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If all else fails, the ‘old fashioned’* ways still work. I am grateful to our contributor, who supplied the information as a printed sheet and enclosed the couple of leaflets, they were referring to all sent by post. I have … Continue reading

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Man arrested in child sexual exploitation probe in Rotherham

Man arrested in child sexual exploitation probe in Rotherham A man has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. The 31-year-old was arrested in the town on suspicion of aiding and abetting the rape of a girl … Continue reading

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David Cameron demands ‘greater co-operation’ on Rotherham grooming scandal investigations

David Cameron demands ‘greater co-operation’ on Rotherham grooming scandal investigations Prime minister David Cameron has urged the different organisations investigating the Rotherham grooming scandal to show ‘much greater co-operation’. In a letter to Labour’s Sarah Champion, Mr Cameron confirmed he … Continue reading

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National Crime Agency widens South Yorkshire Police inquiry

National Crime Agency widens South Yorkshire Police inquiry Investigations into South Yorkshire Police’s handling of child sexual exploitation allegations in Rotherham are being widened. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it will review three inquiries, only one of which led … Continue reading

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Question for Tajamal Khan

“listen to and stand up with residents wishers” , yes this guy needs to pay a visit to the mosque and tell his mates about renting houses out and turning  a blind eye , be a start? Cooker. Don’t miss: … Continue reading

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Kevin and Darren – a leaflet!

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Thanks for this, goes to our Regular Reader: Readers should also consult, the Daz the defector files.

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Husting meeting in Aston – chilling effect on free speech?

I went to a husting meeting in Aston on Saturday, I wont bore you with all the details but there was some thing either sinister or interesting depending on how you view it. A question was aimed at Kevin Barron, … Continue reading

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Revealed: child sex abuse gang ‘with tentacles that go round the world’

Revealed: child sex abuse gang ‘with tentacles that go round the world’ Full details of paedophile ring’s activity can be reported for first time after trial of two of them, John Denham and Matthew Stansfield, ended with convictions http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/22/child-sex-paedophile-abuse-gang-revealed-trial-two-convictions Spotted … Continue reading

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Rotherham pattern of abuse now breaks surface in Doncaster

Rotherham pattern of abuse now breaks surface in Doncaster “Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police are now working together introducing a taxi licensing scheme – 800 taxi drivers are being required to attend CSE awareness raising and training. All takeaways … Continue reading

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Justice Denied!

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How many of these I’ll not call then people since they are monsters, have got away with Child sex abuse, because they have money and are protected by the others in the right places?

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Labour’s Entrist Infiltrators

I must say I find the Labour Party difficult to fathom? First they go in to full denial mode then they fail to mention it on election materials and now it seems, Labour are not even fielding their own candidates … Continue reading

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Labour’s Collective Amnesia?

Some commenters have already alluded to the fact Labour appear in total denial of their collective role, in what has become known as, the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation scandal. Quite typical of the attitude being pedalled  at the time was … Continue reading

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Musings on the election so far….1 The dog that isn’t barking.

Where are Respect? Where are you Yvonne Ridley, where are the local young Mirpuri origin voters who want an alternative to the misogynistic biraderi leadership;  the anti education, pro caste leadership who have so damaged their community and those young … Continue reading

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Can’t be true, can it?

Rotherham Worker ‘Told To Give Girls To Abusers’ The ex-protection worker says she repeatedly raised concerns about men taking girls away but her boss told her to “let them go”. http://news.sky.com/story/1465825/rotherham-worker-told-to-give-girls-to-abusers Samson

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Sarah Champion and the cesspit that is Rotherham

The reality is that Sarah Champion walked unknowingly into a cesspit. Look at the dates of her selection process and at that time, only a very small number of people realised the extent of the problem….she knew nothing of the … Continue reading

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Sir Nutkin had a dream

Sir Nutkin was sound asleep in his four poster bed in his luxurious holiday home. As he slept a strange dream came to him; he dreamt he had died and gone to heaven. At the gates stood St Peter, Sir … Continue reading

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Champion Choice

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Also featuring in Private Eye is this observation on Sarah Champion’s rather strange choice of Election Agent, Reg Littleboy, known to us as the ‘grinning goon’: .

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Borough Council Election Coverage 2015

Rotherham Politics local Borough Council election coverage 2015. Ward by Ward coverage, each link will take you to the detailed information on each election battle: Anston and Woodsetts Boston Castle Brinsworth and Catcliffe Dinnington Hellaby Holderness Hoober Keppel Maltby Rawmarsh … Continue reading

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Blair a megalomaniac?

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Is this the proof ‘megalomaniac’ Blair DOES want to rule the world? Ex-PM accused of bidding for global domination after vow to set up ‘leaders club’ Vowed to set up exclusive club of ex-statesman in Newsweek interview Described his ideas … Continue reading

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All right for some?

New Rotherham Council managers in line for 25 per cent pay rises due to ‘negative publicity’ Rotherham Council’s new chief executive could be paid an extra £40,000 per year as a result of ‘negative publicity’ from the grooming scandal. The … Continue reading

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Mr Moribund’s Leaflet

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My son (who is a serving soldier and currently absent from his electoral address) received this leaflet from Mr Moribund. The leaflet has his full name on it as well as his address. Now a couple of things come to … Continue reading

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Akhtar’s finished, but Labour don’t know how to tell him?

Akhtar’s finished, but Labour don’t know how to tell him? From the moment of Andrew Norfolk’s first exposures concerning the Rotherham CSE Scandal, Jahangir Akhtar was on borrowed time, as far as his Labour Membership was concerened? Labour briefly suspended … Continue reading

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Coming thick and fast now – John Healey

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Now the Labour Candidate for Wentworth & Dearne: .

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Surely something missing?

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Rothpol brings you another interesting leaflet courtesy of Dave Smith. I’m sure there is something missing?

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Kevin Barron – A leaflet

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Thanks to Dave Smith and his scanner, I can bring you this leaflet from Kevin Barron, the incubent, who is showing some serious signs of distress in his campaign for re-election:

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A Labour Leaflet at last

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The first labour leaflet of the election proper, thanks to our spotter 1st time user:

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The Day Sir Nutkin Came to Town

It was a chilly Saturday morning in Dinnington, my self and Mr Lewis had decided to go shopping. As we were about to avail ourselves of a Tesco trolley we saw the not fit for purpose deputy leader of RMBC; … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband: Rotherham girls ‘dreadfully let down’

From the BBC a report: Ed Miliband: Rotherham girls ‘dreadfully let down’ Ed Miliband has admitted “young girls were dreadfully let down” by Labour in Rotherham. The leader of the party said: “We got it wrong and I’m sorry for … Continue reading

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Advertiser News Thursday 2nd April 2015

Two taxi licences suspended over grooming claims Posted On: 02 April 2015 THE LICENCES of two taxi drivers have been revoked after they were arrested on suspicion of historic sexual offences against underage girls. http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/98089/two-taxi-licences-suspended-over-grooming-claims.aspx

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News One Thursday 2nd April 2015

The Rotherham case in the Supreme Court: Deference, reasonableness and proportionality | Public law for everyone http://publiclawforeveryone.com/2015/02/25/the-rotherham-case-in-the-supreme-court-deference-reasonableness-and-proportionality/ Why is Britain mum on Rotherham rape cases? Is it because this would hurt Britain’s multiculturalism image? http://www.quora.com/Why-is-Britain-mum-on-Rotherham-rape-cases-Is-it-because-this-would-hurt-Britains-multiculturalism-image Liberty GB – After Rotherham: … Continue reading

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News from the Star 1st April 2015

Rotherham abuse victims ‘still not being listened to’ Child sex abuse victims in Rotherham claim they are still not being listened to and are treated as an ‘embarrassment’ to the town. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/rotherham-abuse-victims-still-not-being-listened-to-1-7186411 Victims and family reveal how lives were devastated … Continue reading

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Private Eye – Millers Tale

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Rotherham gets another honourable mention in Private Eye:

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Rotherham child abuse is the fault of the Labour party

This was garnered from twitter: Bruce On Politics http://www.bruceonpolitics.com/ Rotherham child abuse is the fault of the Labour party There seem to be two sorts of child abuse prevalent in Britain, that by freemasons, which is centered on children’s homes, … Continue reading

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Rotherham – Two arrests!

Two arrests in Rotherham CSE investigation TWO men have been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of historical child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. The men, aged 37 and 36, were arrested on Monday in the Rotherham area on … Continue reading

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A bad workman blames his tools?

New Rotherham children’s chief slams schools over continuing failure to tackle CSE Rotherham’s director of children’s services has condemned an “astonishing” lack of engagement by schools to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the borough while urging a greater focus … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Two more arrests in historic Rotherham child abuse investigation

BREAKING: Two more arrests in historic Rotherham child abuse investigation Two more men have been arrested as part of an investigation into historic child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/breaking-two-more-arrests-in-historic-rotherham-child-abuse-investigation-1-7184393

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The Worksop Guardian – Council pays out £425,000 for child sexual abuse

Council in £425,000 payments to child abuse victims More than £425,000 has been paid out by Nottinghamshire County Council to date in relation to historic sex abuse at care homes, figures have shown. Nottinghamshire Police’s investigation into abuse across numerous … Continue reading

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The Day Sir Nutkin Met Mr Lewis

Once again desperately on the campaign trail with two not fit for purpose councillors, Sir Nutkin made the mistake of venturing into the lair of Mr Lewis. The shy retiring Mr Lewis, the finest heckler in the land, always with … Continue reading

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Friday Evening News – 27 March 2015

Full South Yorkshire Police CSE inspection to start after elections, PCC announces http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/full-south-yorkshire-police-cse-inspection-to-start-after-elections-pcc-announces-1-7180022 Ukip is the sleaziest and most disreputable party in Britain, voters say http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-is-the-sleaziest-and-most-disreputable-party-in-britain-voters-say-10139551.html UKIP Manchester candidate apologises for ‘shameful’ Islam gaffe at National Youth Debate in city … Continue reading

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Breaking – Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC probe expands

Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC probe expands The police watchdog has said it is investigating complaints against 42 South Yorkshire Police officers over the handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham