News of developments – Rotherham CSE Inquiry

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Today’s Yorkshire Post has news of developments in the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation Inquiry, click on image too read the full article:

Remarkable Progress?

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Gareth Dennison’s, Friday Jan 10 2014 article, published in the print edition of The Rotherham Advertiser takes an altogether different and ever so slightly more balanced view of this never ending saga that shames us all. Read here: A review … Continue reading

Don’t Journalists read the reports they report on?

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Rotherham Politics brings readers yet another example of lazy journalism when it comes to reporting on serious matters, without it would appear, reading the report in question! This time from The Star the last local Newspaper to report on Steve … Continue reading

BBC More Balanced?

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The BBC are now covering the Rotherham Child Exploitation issue with a little more balance:

Exercise in Self Delusion?

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Read the; Review of the response to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. Click on image to download/view .pdf document, use your back button to return: Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board Website. Thanks goes to our anonymous source and to @mlilleker for … Continue reading

Very difficult to believe?

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The Advertiser is featuring this on their website today:

Rotherham Council to be sued

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Fresh in from The Star: Are you a victim or a victim’s parent who would like to contact David Greenwood? They are close at hand, ring 01709 890400 and you will be sure of a sympathetic and an understanding reception, … Continue reading

Shaun spreads the manure!

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Shaun the Sheep, aka the man who put the plod in plodding has gone to the media with an amazingly critical assessment of the South Yorkshire Police Force. You can either read today’s Yorkshire Post (http://goo.gl/e5xTDf) or accept my paraphrasing … Continue reading

Down Memory Lane

John Wilkinson has reminded us of the time when Jahangir Akhtar got his nickname.

From the Guardian:

Councillor joined drunken brawl

A Labour councillor caught up in a drunken fight in a restaurant was yesterday given 130 hours’ community service.

“Jahangir Akhtar, 41, was spared a prison term because of his record of helping community relations in Rotherham, where the row broke out between diners last September.

Hull crown court was told that Akhtar, a member of the controlling Labour group on Rotherham council, played a leading role in kicking and punching a customer. Judge Simon Lawler described the attack as “a serious incident which led to a number of people being injured and needing hospital treatment”.

After the hearing, Akhtar said he would continue as a councillor. “I will serve my community no matter what happens. Whether that is in the Labour party largely depends on the reaction today.”

The court heard that Akhtar, a taxi driver in Rotherham, went to the Minar Balti restaurant in response to a mobile phone call from his brother Tesadiq Hussein, 31, who was drunk and abusive and falsely claimed that he had been attacked by staff.

Akhtar, his son Azzizum, 20, and his brother Shabbir, a 36-year-old martial arts instructor, arrived at about 11.30pm. Fighting broke out.

“Shabbir Akhtar struck a blow to a customer eating his meal and then Jahangir Akhtar joined in the assault on him,” said Rodney Jameson, prosecuting. “The man was kicked and punched and fell to the floor and was punched again. He got a black eye.”

Judge Lawler told Akhtar that he had been given glowing references including an accolade from a former police commander in Rotherham.

Hussein was jailed for 14 months for his part in the affray; Azzizum Akhtar was given 80 hours of community service and Shabbir Akhtar 130 hours”

One is forced to question why this bully and thug was ever allowed back in the Labour Party? This man and his sons are an utter disgrace and have no place in public life!

For students of Jahangir:

What may be perfectly legal but totally unacceptable politically?

It is often the case in politics that when lawyers get involved in pursuit of their clients interests, against the wishes of a reluctant party, when it becomes public it doesn’t look good to say the least and is often … Continue reading