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

Survivor welcomes plans to introduce CCTV in taxis across the UK

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CAMPAIGNER Sammy Woodhouse has welcomed Government recommendations to install audio recording and CCTV equipment in all taxis across the country. Sammy said it was a “good step forward” and would keep passengers and drivers safer. MP Sarah Champion has also … Continue reading

Review urges tougher rules for minicabs after grooming scandals

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Tough new restrictions should be placed on minicab drivers to address failings highlighted by child sexual exploitation scandals in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham, according to a government review. A report published today said that minicab and taxi drivers … 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

Council leader: Nobody told me about Rochdale school sex abuse

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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