Ruthlessly Silenced

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By lying to ourselves, more vulnerable girls are put at risk BRITISH author Frances Hardinge once wrote: “Truth is dangerous. It topples palaces and kills kings…And yet there is one thing that is more dangerous than Truth. Those who would … Continue reading

Three men to stand trial for historical sex offences in South Yorkshire involving rape and trafficking of child

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Three men are due to stand trial charged with historical sex offences involving the alleged rape and trafficking of a South Yorkshire child for the purposes of sexual abuse. Asghar Bostan, 47 from East Bawtry Road, Rotherham has been charged … Continue reading

Anti-Semitic Abuse Hurled at Candidate After Israel Remark

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A Labour Parliamentary candidate has been shouted down with anti-Semitic abuse at a public hustling in Bradford. An audience member cried out “Jew, Jew, Jew!” after Labour’s Naz Shah criticised Israel, but confirmed she backed the nation’s right to exist. … Continue reading

Police investigate 180 new child sex cases in ‘grooming capital of UK’ as fears grow of another Rochdale

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The area takes in the small mill town of Keighley – described as the nation’s ‘capital’ of child grooming and the crimes involve 165 suspects and more than 100 victims Police are probing almost 200 cases of sexual exploitation in … Continue reading

Public services ‘STILL not dealing properly with child grooming’

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Healthcare systems are even now lagging behind in their ability to respond adequately to child sexual exploitation, a senior Bradford politician has claimed. A catalogue of mistakes and missed opportunities has been acknowledged at both Bradford Council and West Yorkshire … Continue reading

Heartbreak of MP’s lone battle to tackle sex abuse in Bradford

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A senior Labour politician has spoken of her heartbreak that action was not taken more than a decade ago to protect vulnerable children in a Yorkshire district from sexual exploitation. Ann Cryer, the chairwoman of the Labour Party’s National Policy … Continue reading