Abuse scandals prompt rogue cabbie crackdown

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A purge on rogue minicab drivers will be launched after the child exploitation scandals in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham. The Times understands that new legislation will create national standards to improve passenger safety. The Department for Transport (DfT) … Continue reading

Rochdale grooming trio to lose British citizenship

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Three members of a notorious grooming gang will be stripped of their British citizenship following a court ruling. Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were among nine men jailed for offences including the rape and trafficking of girls … Continue reading

Fellow police made my life torture for trying to stop Rochdale sex ring, claims detective

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Fellow police made my life torture for trying to stop Rochdale sex ring, claims detective THE detective who exposed the Rochdale child abuse scandal has claimed she was bullied by police chiefs for speaking out on grooming gangs. Maggie Oliver … Continue reading

Sunrise team: Anti-grooming unit in Rochdale sees 21 jailed

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Twenty-one people have been jailed for child sexual exploitation offences in the last four years after a team was set up to protect vulnerable children. The Sunrise team was launched by Rochdale Council after nine men were jailed in 2012 … Continue reading

Social worker ‘failed to safeguard 11 girls groomed by Rochdale sex gang’

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Manager Deborah MacQueen made ‘indefensible’ decisions to close cases, a tribunal has been told A social worker failed to safeguard vulnerable young victims of the Rochdale grooming gang and closed their cases prematurely, a tribunal heard. Deborah MacQueen allegedly failed … Continue reading