UK: Government Findings on Muslim Grooming Gangs Kept Secret, 'Not in Public Interest'
Posted on: 02/22/2020 06:16 PM

Mewling, gutless cowards seek a 'safe space' away from the eyes of their constituents. In other words, politicians were worried that addressing the issue of grooming by non-British Pakistani men would ‘give oxygen’ to racism.”

The government is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the “public interest”.

Survivors accused ministers of making “empty promises”, while a man who prosecuted abusers in Rochdale called for the Home Office to “show some courage and publish” its findings.

It comes after The Independent revealed that almost 19,000 suspected child sexual exploitation victims were identified by local authorities in just one year, sparking renewed calls for prevention efforts.

Sajid Javid promised the review as home secretary in July 2018, pledging that there would be “no no-go areas of inquiry”.

“I will not let cultural or political sensitivities get in the way of understanding the problem and doing something about it,” he said at the time.

UK: Government Findings on Muslim Grooming Gangs Kept Secret, 'Not in Public Interest'

“We know that in these recent high profile cases, where people convicted have been disproportionately from a Pakistani background.

“I’ve instructed my officials to explore the particular contexts and characteristics of these types of gangs.”

But the government has made no further announcements on the review following Mr Javid’s move to the Treasury last year. It has, however, said it will soon publish a national strategy that will set out a “whole system response to all forms of child sexual abuse”.

In December, The Independent was told that....


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