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Thousands of children groomed as drug mules in ‘county lines’ trade

Thousands of children are being used by criminal gangs as drug runners in a grooming scandal with echoes of Rotherham and Rochdale, it can be revealed. Modern slavery laws are to be employed for the first time to tackle exploitation … Continue reading

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

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

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Council leader: Nobody told me about Rochdale school sex abuse

The leader of Rochdale Council has told an inquiry he had no knowledge of the sexual abuse of children at a residential school in the town despite mounting evidence in the early 1990s. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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Rochdale Council’s child abuse failings ‘unforgiveable’

Children in local authority care in Rochdale who reported sexual and physical abuse were failed by the council, its chief executive has said. Steve Rumbelow said events at Knowl View School and Cambridge House Hostel had “cast a long shadow … Continue reading

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Ruthlessly Silenced

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

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