Grooming gangs ‘are abusing girls across the country’, victims and investigators warn

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Call for action comes as Bradford records 62 per cent rise in the number of referrals to its specialist child sexual exploitation service Grooming gangs across the country are repeating the horrific abuse exposed in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and most recently Newcastle, victims and … Continue reading

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

Andrew Norfolk’s Perspective

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A disturbing pattern is repeated again, and more cases to come The Northumbria prosecution means that Newcastle upon Tyne has joined a growing list of towns and cities in which groups of south Asian men have stood trial for street-grooming … 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

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

‘Shocking’ 65 per cent rise in child sex abuse referrals to Bradford hub

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SHOCK has been expressed after a report revealed referrals of possible child sexual exploitation (CSE) cases in Bradford have risen by more than two thirds in the past year, leading to renewed calls for a public inquiry. Keighley mum Angela … Continue reading

Gang who raped and abused vulnerable Keighley schoolgirl locked up for 140 years

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Gang who raped and abused vulnerable Keighley schoolgirl locked up for 140 years A GANG of 12 men who took “terrible and heartless sexual advantage” of a vulnerable Keighley schoolgirl before “casting her aside” have been locked up for a … Continue reading