Temporary South Yorkshire chief steps down from post – 24 hours after taking over

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Temporary South Yorkshire chief steps down from post – 24 hours after taking over The temporary South Yorkshire Police chief constable has stepped down from her post tonight – just 24 hours after being handed the role. South Yorkshire Police … Continue reading

A question for Cllr Emma Hoddinott.

What role did you play in stopping Labour Councillors from speaking out regarding the crime of grooming and abusing children here in Rotherham?

The reason I ask the question is that the Manchester Evening Post, 24 October 2012 carried on its front page an article that nine men would be appearing in court on allegations relating to child abuse.

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1591932_revealed-police-investigating-three-more-child-grooming-cases-in-greater-manchester

The nine men who were charged yesterday in connection with the latest Rochdale grooming investigation are:

  • Freddy Kendakumana, 26, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 7 November 2012.
  • Roheez Khan, 26, of Ashfield Road, Rochdale has been charged with ten counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on the 8 November 2012.
  • Chola Chansa, 32, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 9 November 2012.
  • Anjam Masood, 30, of Marne Crescent, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.
  • Asrar Haider, 38, of Chamber House Drive, Castleton, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.
  • Ali Asghar Hussain Shah, 39, of Lyefield Walk, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 22 November 2012.
  • Abdul Huk, 36, of Ouldfield Close, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 23 November 2012.
  • Mohammed Rafiq, 31, of Allington, Freehold, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 5 December 2012.
  • Mohammed Ali, 27, of Exbury, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2012.

Greater Manchester Police now have 400 officers working on child abuse cases involving individuals and gangs; they make reference to the issue of raising awareness within the community something that is still missing from any high profile public awareness campaign in Rotherham.

Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle, head of GMP’s Public Protection Division, said: “There are currently a number of child sexual exploitation investigations under way across the force, which range from individuals up to large groups of offenders that are loosely connected to each other.

“Some of these investigations have arisen from historic allegations and some are based on new complaints.

“We now have a much better understanding of the signs to look for, plus there have been significant improvements in the sharing of information between agencies. Also, the widespread publicity surrounding recent cases has ensured that victims, witnesses, carers and the wider community are much more alive now to the threat.

The Barnado’s research based report Puppet on a string places a great emphasis on parental and public awareness, yet RMBC continues with their wall of silence.

So Cllr Hoddinott what have you got to say on your efforts to silence fellow Councillors?

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