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Police and council failed child victims of Manchester grooming gangs, says report
Today’s report into grooming gangs in Manchester concludes that police and social services failed to protect dozens of children and didn’t pursue prosecutions, despite victims giving them names and addresses of abusers.
FactCheck: just three of England’s 39 police forces say they’ve never investigated a grooming gang
Nearly every police forces has investigated, or is investigating, a “grooming gang”, new FactCheck analysis can reveal.
Shamima Begum ‘victim of grooming’, says family lawyer
We spoke to Tasnime Akunjee, the lawyer for the Begum family.
Four ‘depraved’ grooming gang members jailed
Sentencing them the judge described the men’s treatment of their victims – who ranged in age from 11 to 17 – as “inhuman”.
Huddersfield grooming gang convicted of raping and abusing girls
Twenty men have been convicted of serious sexual offences, after a “campaign of rape and other sexual abuse” against vulnerable young girls in the Huddersfield area. A judge at Leeds Crown Court today lifted reporting restrictions on three separate trials, allowing the convictions to be reported for the first time.
Rotherham grooming victims speak out for the first time
In 2014 an official report found that 1,400 children had been the victim of sexual exploitation in the town of Rotherham. Three years later some of the abusers have been given lengthy prison sentences. But the ordeal didn’t end there for the victims. Now two of them have waived their anonymity to speak for the…
In numbers: understanding the Rotherham grooming scandal
The Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal has shocked the public not least because of the scale of abuse that has been uncovered.
13 men convicted of grooming in Bristol
Thirteen young Somali men in Bristol have been convicted of grooming, raping and sexually exploiting young, vulnerable girls in the city over a period of months.
Birmingham men fear reprisals over ‘grooming’ order
Birmingham bans several men from ‘approaching’ teenage girls, despite not enough criminal evidence to prosecute them. One of the men tells Darshna Soni that it will “destroy” his life.
FactCheck: what do we know about the grooming gangs?
How many child grooming gangs are operating on the streets of Britain? Who is most at risk? FactCheck finds out.
Muslim leaders condemn child sex grooming
Muslim leaders across the UK are delivering sermons to speak out against sexual grooming of children.
Paedophile grooming gang members jailed
The judge says “the depravity was extreme” as he hands out lengthy jail sentences to seven members of a sadistic paedophile ring which groomed underage girls for sexual exploitation.
Grooming gang found guilty of sexually exploiting girls
Seven men are convicted of grooming and raping vulnerable under-age girls as young as 11 and forcing them into prostitution.
Grooming ring accused denies drugging and raping
A man accused of grooming and raping underage girls as part of an Oxford child sex ring tells the Old Bailey the alleged victims are lying.
Operation Bullfinch: grooming victim weeps in court
A woman who claims she was the victim of a child prostitution ring weeps as she tells the court how she was abused from the age of 12. Jane Deith reports from the trial.