Police list identifies ‘grooming hotspots’ in Newcastle

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Takeaways, gyms and public open spaces have been named among “grooming hotspots” in part of an official document leaked online. The list was compiled by Northumbria Police for internal purposes but part of it has been seen by the BBC. … Continue reading

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

Kurdish gang ‘raped girls and plied them with drugs’ in Newcastle

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An Asian grooming gang raped and abused vulnerable white girls who they viewed as “commodities”, a court has been told. The gang, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, controlled the girls with drugs and alcohol, contacted them on Facebook to discuss … 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

Solicitor General: Asian gangs must be handed longer sentences for targeting white girls

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Judges must give longer sentences to Asian Muslim grooming gangs who abuse white teenage girls when there is evidence of racism, the Government’s senior legal advisor has said. Robert Buckland, the Solicitor General, told The Telegraph that racism “cuts all … Continue reading

Fighting sex abuse overrides cultural harmony, says Rudd

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Cultural sensitivities must not be allowed to deter work aimed at uncovering child sex abuse, the home secretary has said. Amber Rudd spoke after the convictions of 17 men and one woman three days ago for the sexual abuse of … 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