Rotherham abuse inquiry ‘needs 100 more officers’

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Exclusive: Operation Stovewood’s head says team has been able to contact only 17% of 1,510 possible victims The UK’s biggest investigation into child sexual exploitation needs 100 more officers to tackle the unprecedented scale of abuse in Rotherham, the head … Continue reading

Man quizzed over historic child sex offences

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A MAN was arrested on suspicion of rape as part of the ongoing investigation into historic abuse in Rotherham. The National Crime Agency, which is running Operation Stovewood, arrested the 32-year-old yesterday (Tuesday) on suspicion of rape and conspiracy to … Continue reading

Child sex abusers could be deported upon release from prison

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CONVICTED child abusers at the heart of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal could face deportation, the investigation’s lead detective has revealed. Det Chief Insp Martin Tate, who has been in charge of Operation Clover since September 2013, said offenders … Continue reading

CSE: 3,000 more lines of inquiry in Rotherham abuse investigation

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ALMOST 3,000 more lines of inquiry and 20 further suspects have been identified in the last six months by investigators looking into child sex abuse in Rotherham, the Advertiser can reveal. The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) Operation Stovewood was set … Continue reading

Rotherham child sexual abuse investigation (Operation Stovewood)

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Operation Stovewood is the National Crime Agency investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013. It is the largest ever investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation (CSE) undertaken by law enforcement, with … Continue reading

Rudd announces £40m package to tackle child sex abuse

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has today announced the delivery of a £40m package of Government measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders. It includes the launch of a … Continue reading

Rotherham men deny historic child sex offences

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Three men have pleaded not guilty to 15 offences of indecent assault alleged to have been carried out against a child in Rotherham in the 1990s. Riaz Makhmood, 38, 37-year-old Sajid Ali, aged 37 and Zaheer Iqbal, 39, all from … Continue reading