Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boss of Finsbury Park mosque hits back at imprisonment claims

Mr Kozbar claims he was worried about
The boss of Finsbury Park Mosque has hit back at claims he imprisoned a journalist for asking awkward questions.
Ben Flanagan, who works for Arab news channel Al Arabiya, says he was locked in a room for 30 minutes against his will at the St Thomas’s Road mosque following an interview with manager Mohammed Kozbar.
Mr Flanagan alleged the situation turned nasty when he started asking about the mosque’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, and Egyptian group currently being investigated by the British Government.
But Mr Kozbar, in charge following the departure of hook-handed preacher Abu Hamza – who was recently convicted of terrorism charges in the US – claimed he just wanted to see some identification, as he was worried about “malicious journalism”.
He said: “He asked if he could come and talk about the changes we have made to the mosque since Abu Hamza.
“For a few minutes he asked those questions, then he started asking about lots of different things. Not that we have anything to hide, but we felt he had misled us and was trying to ambush us to create a story.
Bad experiences
“We started to worry he was a malicious journalist, especially as we have had bad experiences in the past, so we asked to see some photo identification to prove who he was.
“He couldn’t do that, so we called the police.
“Maybe it wasn’t the right thing to keep him there, but we were worried. We offered him tea and coffee while we waited, it wasn’t like he was in prison.
“We didn’t intimidate him in any way, we just weren’t sure he was who he said he was.”
Mr Flanagan said the mosque despite the mosque’s newfound reputation for openness, there are some issues it still wants to keep quiet.
He said: “The interview was going well until I raised the subject of the mosque’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been subject to a government review as to whether it has links to extremism or violence, the results of which are about to be released to the public.
“I saw it as deeply relevant to any story.”
“I’m surprised that Mr Kozbar felt ‘ambushed’ as this was certainly not the tone of my questions or my approach to the interview.
“It is not true that I did not show him identification – I showed him various forms of ID, as well as an email from an editor commissioning the story I planned to write, but he was not satisfied by this.
“I’ve worked as a journalist for 13 years and have never been treated like this before. At the same time, I do understand that the mosque has faced intense media scrutiny in the past and is sensitive to negative coverage.

“I think the article I wrote on this experience was extremely balanced given the circumstances.”

Paedophile, 26, jailed for raping 13-year-old girl after plying her with drugs is already back on the streets after serving less than four years in jail

  • Mohsin Khan, from Rotherham, jailed in 2010 for grooming girl, 13, for sex
  • Gave girl cannabis, drove her around in his car and said they had a future 
  • He is one of five British Pakistani men convicted of abusing Rotherham girls 
  • Police facing questions about how they will catch 'hundreds of child rapists'
  • A damning report says 1,400 girls were abused by Asian men in the town  

Strolling outside his Rotherham home, one of the few men convicted over the grooming scandal was free to walk the street last night.

Mohsin Khan, 26, has been released from prison less than four years after he was convicted of grooming a 13-year-old girl for sex.

He is now able to walk freely through the town where he and four accomplices sexually exploited teenage girls.

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Free: Mohsin Khan walks the streets of Rotherham yesterday. He was given a four-year jail sentence for grooming a girl of 13, but has now been released 
Free: Mohsin Khan walks the streets of Rotherham yesterday. He was given a four-year jail sentence for grooming a girl of 13, but has now been released 

Meanwhile his victim – and hundreds of others like her – are forced to live in fear. Many are forced to endure the fact that their abusers never faced justice as a result of shocking blunders by police and council workers.

His freedom last night became a symbol of the catastrophic failure to protect vulnerable girls in the town from abusers.

Now, police in Rotherham are facing searching questions about how they are going to catch the ‘hundreds of child rapists’ who are thought to be still at large.
 
The South Yorkshire force pledged to ‘relentlessly’ bring the sex predators to justice after a damning report exposed the abuse suffered by at least 1,400 girls at the hands of Asian men.

But serious concerns over its ability to conduct such complex investigations have been raised because of its appalling failures in such cases to date.

 A lawyer representing the victims said police had missed ‘clear opportunities’ to bring sex offenders to justice.

There has been only one successful prosecution, in 2010, for sexual offences by Asian men against Rotherham girls. This resulted in the conviction of five British-born Pakistani men – including Khan.

To outsiders, he lived a reputable, middle-class life.


By the age of 20, he had secured a job as a mortgage advisor, owned two semi-detached houses and ran a cafe and several other businesses.

 But beneath the facade of respectability, Khan was living a life of depravity.
In 2008 he began grooming the 13-year-old girl for sex.

He gave her cannabis, drove her around in one of his two cars, and persuaded her that they had a future together.
His victim later told police that he spoiled her ‘like a princess’.

Despite being well aware of her tender age, he promised the child they would settle down together.
But when he had gained the girl’s trust, he went on to viciously assault her, raping her in the car he had first used to impress her.

When his crime finally came to light, he told police he had only given her a lift.

He told officers: ‘She looked no more than ten or 11 years old – the same age as my little brother.
‘There’s no way I’d touch her.’

Khan received a jail sentence of four years and was placed on the sex offenders register. Last night, he was already out on the streets of his hometown.

By contrast, Khan’s victim, who had been abused by five different Asian men, said at the trial: ‘I don’t think I will ever be able to return to Rotherham and feel safe without looking over my shoulder.’

The 26-year-old gave the girl cannabis, drove her around in one of his two cars and promised her they had a future together 
The 26-year-old gave the girl cannabis, drove her around in one of his two cars and promised her they had a future together 
David Greenwood of Switalskis Solicitors, who is representing 15 of the victims in a class action against the police, said yesterday:

‘South Yorkshire Police failed to act on information which could have led to the arrest of perpetrators.’

Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale who exposed the Cyril Smith scandal, said urgent action was needed to catch the criminals who have committed ‘appalling child sex abuse on an industrial scale’.

‘There are many, many other perpetrators of this type of crime out there – hundreds of child rapists out there,’ he said. ‘What are South Yorkshire Police doing to catch these people?’ 

No police officer has yet been sacked or disciplined over the failures in Rotherham.

 The two chief constables at the helm during the height of the failings have since left on hefty pensions.

The devastating Rotherham report by Professor Alexis Jay revealed how officers from South Yorkshire Police treated victims with ‘contempt’.

They turned a blind eye to their plight and in many cases held them responsible. This included the case of an 11-year-old who was viewed by police as having ‘consensual sex’ with an adult man.

'Muslim leaders fully aware of problem but did nothing': Pakistani community worker makes explosive claims on Rotherham's religious leaders who 'talked in mosques but not to police'

  • 1,400 girls were abused by Pakistani gangs in Rotherham for 16 years
  • Pakistani community workers said abuse scandal was 'discussed'
  • She said religious leaders were 'contacted by agencies about the abuses'
  • But they 'discussed it at the mosque' rather than going to the police
  • Comes as council officers face calls to step down over the report 

Muslim leaders were aware of the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham but talked in Mosques rather than going to police, a community worker has claimed. 

The abuse of at least 1,400 girls at the hands of Pakistani gangs in the South Yorkshire town for 16 years was shrouded in secrecy.

But according to the head of the United Multicultural Centre, the scandal was widely discussed within the Asian community.

Scandal: A Pakistani community worker claims Muslim leaders were aware of the abuse scandal in Rotherham
Scandal: A Pakistani community worker claims Muslim leaders were aware of the abuse scandal in Rotherham

Parveen Qureshi told BBC Sheffield: 'The Asian community leaders, they knew about it, it was discussed at the mosque and other places.

'The leaders who agencies had contacted to discuss issues, they knew about this. 

'Community leaders were aware of what was happening and they were trying to solve that problem for forever - not just on this occasion but on many occasions people were talking to the community's leaders.
She added: 'It was not started over night, it was going on for a long time'.

The shocking revelation comes amid calls for senior council workers in charge between 1997 and 2013 to resign from their current posts both at Rotherham and elsewhere. 

The shameless buck-passing between council chiefs continued today even as detectives were urged to finally hunt down the child rapists who they allowed to escape justice for 16 years.

Among the officials shrugging off responsibility was police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright, who stubbornly defied demands for his resignation from the Home Secretary.

Report: Professor Jay's report revealed 1,400 girls had been abused by mainly Pakistani gangs for 16 years
Report: Professor Jay's report revealed 1,400 girls had been abused by mainly Pakistani gangs for 16 years
Under pressure: Shaun Wright (left) and Joyce Thacker (right) are facing calls to step down over the scandal
Under pressure: Shaun Wright (left) and Joyce Thacker (right) are facing calls to step down over the scandal
Under pressure: Shaun Wright (left) and Joyce Thacker (right) are facing calls to step down over the scandal

Even his deputy Tracey Cheetham has now resigned - and urged her boss to do the same.

Ms Cheetham said she said she felt 'unable to continue' in the role and added: 'It is vital for people to have confidence in the office of police and crime commissioner and, with this in mind, I believe it would have been the right thing for Shaun Wright to resign.' 

It came as Education Secretary Nicky Morgan also announced that Ofsted would carry out an early inspection of child protection services in Rotherham.

Prime Minister David Cameron is among those calling for Mr Wright to quit, describing the report into 16 years of widespread child abuse in the Yorkshire town as 'deeply shocking'.

He said: 'I think the Home Secretary [Theresa May] was right yesterday to say, having looked at the report, the fact that the police commissioner was at the time head of children's services, that the right decision would be to resign and take full responsibility for what happened.'

And shockingly, the woman in charge of Rotherham's children's services for five years of the child sex abuse scandal tried to downplay the true scale of the offences. 

Ms Qureshi later appeared to backtrack on her statement, claiming she intended to say the report revealed senior council workers evidently knew about the scandal.

BOLTON SHOPKEEPER STAMPING PRO HAMAS SLOGANS ON £5 NOTES

A Muslim shopkeeper from Bolton has been upsetting British born locals by defacing £5 notes with anti Israel slogans before giving them back out in the change.  The Muslim owned Willow News on Willows Lane, Daubhill stamped the notes with the slogan ” Free Palestine Boycott Israel”   This also happens to be a criminal offence  although i doubt the police will do anything as Muslims get a free pass to do as they please.
How about boycott Willow News for the Muslim shop keepers complete ignorance and lack of facts. Like so many Muslims and their far left sympathisers they are brainwashed by numpty’s like George Galloway into believing rubbish.
Free Palestine……where exactly is Palestine?   Before Israel was formed was there a sovereign state called Palestine….er nope.  I take it by Palestine he is referring to the enclave of the Gaza Strip  controlled by terrorist organization Hamas, a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot. Who syphon off aid money to line their own pockets and buy weapons. The same Hamas whose own constitution declares never ever make peace with Israel and fight on until they are wiped out.
Palestine is not or never has been a country, its a geographical area that was referred to as the Mandate of Palestine in the 1920 plans for a Jewish homeland. The former Ottoman empire was carved up after their defeat in WW1. Syria, Iraq and Lebanon were also formed at the same time as the planned Jewish homeland which included  their holy lands once called Judea where the Jews were driven out from.
Almost straight away Muslim Arabs kicked off about their sworn enemy the Jews getting their own place right next door.  So the planned Jewish homeland, The Mandate Of Palestine was once again split up further. 77% of it designated Arab Palestine which became the country of Jordan. 23% as Jewish Palestine which became Israel.
Mr Willow News should start doing his homework before pushing his extremist anti Semitic untrue beliefs on others in an area that is heavily Islamized and where interfaith relations are at an all time low thanks to the Labour Council’s blatant Muslim appeasing.
Willows News, Daubhill, Bolton. Hamas supporting owner stamps notes with anti Israeli messages
Willow News In Bolton

 A £5 note with the anti semetic message stamped on it stamped on at Willows News, Willows Lane, Daubhill
A £5 note with the anti semetic message stamped on it stamped on at Willows News, Willows Lane, Daubhill
Manager of Willows News in Bolton is breaking the law defacing notes
Manager of Willows News in Bolton is breaking the law defacing notes

‘Free Palestine, boycott Israel’ messages stamped on bank notes and handed out by newsagent

8:00am Sunday 24th August 2014 in News  By Vickie Scullard,
FREE Palestine, boycott Israel messages are being stamped on bank notes and handed out by a newsagent.
Manager of Willows News has taken to spreading his political message to customers in the unusual way in a bid to raise awareness of the situation in the Middle East.
The messages say “free Palestine, boycott Israel”.
The shop boss, who wants only to be known as Abdul, said: “It’s simply based on what is currently going on at the moment to make people aware about what cause they need to be supporting.
“What Israel is doing is wrong, and we need to boycott them and support Palestine. Putting a little stamp on the notes is our way of raising awareness and getting the message across using a political message.
“Some people have come in and asked what it’s about, and some have realised that it is a good thing. Others don’t understand it, but there hasn’t been too much negativity.”
But one grandfather, who has been given one of the notes from the shop in Willows Lane, Daubhill, was not happy to be handed the defaced £5.
Bill, who does not want to reveal his last name or be pictured, says he received the note on Sunday, August 17, after he picked up his paper.
The 67-year-old, of Deane Church Lane, Daubhill, did not see the message at first, because the note was folded up as it was given to him, but when he clocked it later he became annoyed.
He says he found out it came from the shop after speaking to two other residents in the area who received similar notes.
The production worker said: “I paid with a £10 note and received the fiver back folded in half, so I didn’t realise the stamp at first. But when I took it home there it was plain as day.
“I was livid. It is defacing the Queen’s currency. If I wrote ‘free England, boycott so and so’ on our notes I’d be in the police station quicker than I could think.
“It’s a political statement on our currency which is out of order. It is premeditated, not just written out of temper. I think whoever is responsible should be taken to task about it.”
The Bank of England, which issues the country’s bank notes confirmed it was illegal to deface currency — but stressed they were still legal tender even if they had been stamped.
A spokesman for the Bank of England said: “Defacing bank notes is definitely not something we would recommend but whether or not there would be a prosecution would be up to the Crown Prosecution Service to determine if it was in the public interest.
“We would advise people not to do it because one of the really important things is maintaining confidence in our currency and people being able to spot counterfeit money.
“The notes are legal tender but they would probably be taken out of circulation when they entered our processing plants.”

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Revealed: How fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers saving up to 1,400 children from sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men in just ONE TOWN

  • Report found 1,400 children abused between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham
  • The figure is likely to be a conservative estimate of the true scale
  • Victims terrorised with guns and doused in petrol and threatened with fire
  • More than a third of the cases were already know to agencies 
  • Author of the report condemned 'blatant' failings by council's leadership
  • Action blocked by political correctness as staff 'feared appearing racist' 
  • Majority of victims described the perpetrators as 'Asian' men 
  • Leader of Rotherham Council has stepped down with immediate effect  
  • No council employees will receive disciplinary action, leaders state 

The sexual abuse of about 1,400 children at the hands of Asian men went unreported for 16 years because staff feared they would be seen as racist, a report said today. 

Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by large numbers of men between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the council commissioned review into child protection revealed. 

And shockingly, more than a third of the cases were already know to agencies. 

But according to the report's author: 'several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought racist'. 

Sex gang: Adil Hussain (left) and Razwan Razaq (right) were jailed in 2010 for abusing children in Rotherham
Sex gang: Adil Hussain (left) and Razwan Razaq (right) were jailed in 2010 for abusing children in Rotherham
Horrific: A report has discovered that 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period. Adil Hussain (left) and Razwan Razaq (right) were jailed in 2010 for grooming young girls in the town
Gang: Umar Razaq was another of the five-strong sex gang jailed and placed on the sex offenders' register
Gang: Umar Razaq was another of the five-strong sex gang jailed and placed on the sex offenders' register

Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the report, condemned the 'blatant' collective failures by the council's leadership, concluding: 'It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.'

The landmark report which exposed widespread failures of the council, police and social services revealed:

  • Victims were doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, terrorised with guns, made to witness brutally-violent rapes and told they would be the next if they spoke out;

  • They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten and intimidated;

  • One victim described gang rape as 'a way of life'; 

  • Police 'regarded many child victims with contempt'; 

  • Some fathers tried to rescue their children from abuse but were arrested themselves; 

  • The approximate figure of 1,400 abuse victims is likely to be a conservative estimate of the true scale of abuse.

The lack of reports was partly down to a fear of being racist, Prof Jay wrote, as the majority of the perpetrators were described as 'Asian men', and many were said to be of Pakistani origin. 

One young person told the inquiry that 'gang rape' was a usual part of growing up in the area of Rotherham where she lived.

Zafran Ramzan
Mohsin Khan
Jailed: Zafran Ramzan, 21, was jailed for nine years and Mohsin Khan  for four in the same case

In two cases, fathers had tracked down their daughters and tried to remove them from houses where they were being abused - only to be arrested themselves when police were called to the scene. 

And one child declined her initial offer to give a statement after allegedly receiving a text from a perpetrator threatening to harm her younger sister.

The failures happened despite three reports between 2002 and 2006 'which could not have been clearer in the description of the situation in Rotherham'. 
    Prof Jay said the first of these reports was 'effectively suppressed' because senior officers did not believe the data.
    The other two were ignored, the professor said. 

    Fears had also been raised by schools over the 16 years but the alerts went uninvestigated.

    Teachers reported seeing children as young as 11, 12 and 13 being picked up outside schools by cars and taxis, given presents and mobile phones and taken to meet large numbers of unknown men in Rotherham or other local towns and cities. 

    The majority of victims believed the perpetrators to be their boyfriend who gave them gifts, alcohol and drugs. Some of the victims still maintain they were not groomed or abused.

    Analysing the case studies, Prof Jay said many of the children came from dysfunctional families, had parents with addictions, and had suffered domestic or sexual abuse as a child.

    Condemned: Professor Alexis Jay, author of the report, blasted the 'blatant' failing of Rotherham Council
    Condemned: Professor Alexis Jay, author of the report, blasted the 'blatant' failing of Rotherham Council
    Widespread: More than a third of the sexual abuse cases were known to agencies but not followed up
    Widespread: More than a third of the sexual abuse cases were known to agencies but not followed up

    Some had serious mental health problems.

    Councillors seemed to dismiss previous reports as a one-off problem which they hoped would go away, according to Prof Jay.

    She said: 'Others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.'

    The spotlight first fell on Rotherham in 2010 when five men, described by a judge as 'sexual predators', were given lengthy jail terms after they were found guilty of grooming teenage girls for sex. 

    The five men - Umar Razaq, Adil Hussain, Razwan Razaq, Zafran Ramzan, and Mohsin Khan - preyed on their victims over several months and threatened them with violence if they refused their advances.

    One of the men branded his victim a ‘white bitch’ when she resisted, while a second smirked: ‘I’ve used you and abused you.'

    The men, all British-born Pakistanis, attacked the four girls in play areas, parks and in the back of their cars, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

    NO COUNCIL EMPLOYEES WILL FACE DISCIPLINARY ACTION OVER ABUSE 

    Martin Kimber said no council employees will face disciplinary action following the damning report
    Martin Kimber said no council employees will face disciplinary action followin
    No council employees will face disciplinary action in a town where 1,400 children suffered sexual exploitation in a 16-year period, the local authority's chief executive has said.
    Rotherham Council leader Roger Stone resigned today following the publication of a shocking report which detailed gang rapes, grooming, trafficking and other sexual exploitation on a wide scale in the South Yorkshire town.
    But Shaun Wright, the current Police Commissioner for South Yorkshire is Shaun Wright, who was widely criticised for failing to tackle sex abuse in Rotherham during his five-year stint in the council's children and young people's department, said he is more determined than ever to lead a Police Force that 'effectively roots out the evil criminals who carry out such disgraceful abuse'.
    Council chief executive Martin Kimber said he did not have the evidence to discipline any individuals working for the council despite the report saying there had been 'blatant' collective failures by its leadership at the time.
    Mr Kimber said: 'Officers in senior positions responsible for children's safeguarding services throughout the critical periods when services fell some way short of today's standards do not work for the council today.
    'To that extent, I have not been able to identify any issues of professional practice related to current serving officers of this council that would require me to consider use of disciplinary or capability procedures.'
    Mr Stone said in a statement: 'Having considered the report, I believe it is only right that I, as leader, take responsibility on behalf of the council for the historic failings that are described so clearly in the report and it is my intention to do so.
    'For this reason, I have today agreed with my Labour group colleagues that I will be stepping down as leader with immediate effect.'
    A statement released on behalf of Mr Wright said: 'Professor Jay’s report makes recommendations for improvements in the way South Yorkshire Police deal with these crimes, and Mr Wright will be meeting with the Chief Constable to ensure these are implemented in full.
    'He is more determined than ever to lead a Police Force that effectively roots out the evil criminals who carry out such disgraceful abuse to South Yorkshire children and brings them to justice.'
    Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the report, said she found examples of 'children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally-violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone'.
    She said: 'They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten and intimidated.'
    She said she found that girls as young as 11 had been raped by large numbers of men.

    They gave them gifts and introduced them to their friends. The girls were abused so frequently that after many months it ‘became a way of life’.

    The girls, who were being monitored by social services, were eventually rescued by police and removed from their homes amid growing concerns for their safety.

    The leader of Rotherham Council, Roger Stone, has today quit in light of the findings. He has led the council since 2003. 

    The current Police Commissioner for South Yorkshire is Shaun Wright, who was widely criticised for failing to tackle sex abuse in Rotherham during his five-year stint in the council's children and young people's department.

    From 2005 to 2010, Cllr Wright was in charge of children's services in the borough and worked closely with Joyce Thacker, who became Director of Children's Services in 2008. 

    The prosecution was the first of a series of high-profile cases in the last four years that have revealed the exploitation of young girls in towns and cities including Rochdale, Derby and Oxford. 

    HORRIFIC MURDER OF GIRL, 17, KILLED FOR 'BRINGING SHAME' ON TWO PAKISTANI FAMILIES WHOSE MEN HAD USED HER FOR SEX... AND SOCIAL WORKERS KNEW SHE WAS AT RISK FROM THE AGE OF 11

    Laura Wilson, 17, was murdered for bringing shame on the families of two Pakistani men who had used her for sex
    Laura Wilson, 17, was murdered for bringing shame on the families of two Pakistani men who had used her for sex
    The spotlight fell on Rotherham in 2010, after Laura Wilson, 17, was murdered for bringing shame on the families of two Pakistani men who had used her for sex. 
    It was later revealed that social workers had known for six years that the white teenage mother was at clear risk from predatory Asian gangs, and had received information about certain adults suspected of targeting her from the age of 11.
    Laura, 17, had been groomed by a string of British Pakistanis before she was stabbed and thrown into a canal to die for informing her abusers' families of the sexual relationships. 
    Her killer Ashtiaq Asghar, who was 18 at the time, was given a life sentence and will serve a minimum of 17-and-a-half years after he pleaded guilty to murdering Laura in October 2010.
    In 2012, the council's Safeguarding Children Board published a serious case review but key passages which reveal they knew she was at particular risk from 'Asian men' had been blocked out with black lines.
    The council went to court in an attempt to tried to suppress the hidden information after a uncensored copy of the report was leaked to the Times newspaper but they abandoned legal action.
    The uncensored report confirms that Laura, identified as Child S, had dealings with 15 agencies and identified 'numerous missed opportunities' to protect her.
    It states that she eventually became 'almost invisible' to care professionals.
    The hidden information included the knowledge that at the age of 13 Laura and a friend had been given alcohol by men at a takeaway who then asked what she would give them in return.
    Murder: Laura was stabbed repeatedly by 18-year-old Ashtiaq Asghar before being thrown into this South Yorkshire canal to die
    Murder: Laura was stabbed repeatedly by 18-year-old Ashtiaq Asghar before being thrown into this South Yorkshire canal to die

    She had also been referred to a child sexual exploitation project just three months after her 11th birthday. Another censored passage reveals that Laura had been 'mentioned' during a 2009 police inquiry that eventually led to the conviction of five Pakistani men for sex offences against three underage girls.

    While the published report mentioned the fact that a friend, who Laura knew when she was 10, was 'thought to have become involved in sexual exploitation', it concealed the succeeding passage which read: 'with particular reference to Asian men'.

    In August 2013, four women launched legal action against Rotherham council over 'systematic failures' to protect them from 'sexual abuse by predatory men when they were children' according to their lawyers.

    One girl, known only as 'Jessica' claims she was abused daily as a 14-year-old by a 24-year-old man after social services failed to accept that she was a victim grooming.

    On one ocassion married father-of-two Arshid Hussain was even caught with the half naked schoolgirl under his bed but documents revealed that police arrested her - and let him go.

    Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has become known as Britain's under-age sex capital, after a string of high profile cased where authorities have let down vulnerable children.

    In another shocking case, reported in 2012, a 13-year-old girl told police how she had been groomed and raped by an Asian sex gang. 

    She wrote a harrowing letter to herself at the age of 14 addressed to her alter-ego Michelle, in which she wrote, 'I feel like the Asians really hate me even when they say they love me'.

    The girl, who told police in 2003 about the rape that took her virginity and the time five men queued outside a bedroom to demand sex from her, added, 'They took all my dreams and my life away from me.'

    Warnings: The report comes after two others done between 2002 and 2006 which 'could not have been clearer'
    Warnings: The report comes after two others done between 2002 and 2006 which 'could not have been clearer'
    Children as young as 11 were doused in petrol and threatened with fire and told not to speak out in the town (pictured)
    Children as young as 11 were doused in petrol and threatened with fire and told not to speak out in the town 

    Following the 2010 case, The Times claimed that details from 200 restricted-access documents showed how police and child protection agencies in the South Yorkshire town had extensive knowledge of these activities for a decade, yet a string of offences went unprosecuted.

    The allegations led to a range of official investigations, including one by the Home Affairs Select Committee.

    Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, called the report 'utterly devastating' and praised the victims for coming forward. 

    She said: 'Their bravery in coming forward to give evidence to this inquiry is truly admirable. We can only hope this will help to protect other children from abuse in the future.

    ''That is why it is urgent that the Government gets the overarching inquiry into child abuse up and running. We need this to focus on gaps in the current child protection system, as well as historic child abuse.'

    Last year, South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright said there had been 'a failure of management' at South Yorkshire Police as he responded to a report into his force on this issue by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

    'I ABHOR THE LIFELONG DAMAGE THAT WAS WREAKED UPON THE LIVES OF ALL THOSE AFFECTED': STATEMENT FROM ROTHERHAM COUNCIL LEADER ROGER STONE AS HE STEPS DOWN FOLLOWING DAMNING REPORT

    Resigned: Roger Stone has stepped down with immediate effect following the release of the report
    Resigned: Roger Stone has stepped down with immediate effect following the release of the report
    Announcing his resignation with immediate effect, Roger Stone said: 'Today's publication of Alexis Jay's inquiry report has highlighted historic failings by Rotherham Borough Council and its partners in tackling the scourge that is child sexual exploitation.
    'The Council will now rightly consider the next steps to be taken following its publication, including ways to build on the significant improvements put in place in recent years.
    'I join our Chief Executive Martin Kimber and our Cabinet Member Cllr Paul Lakin in sending my heartfelt apologies to those young people and their families who this report shows have been badly let down by the Council in the past.
    'Like any right-minded person, I am disgusted by CSE and abhor the lifelong damage that it wreaks upon the lives of all those affected by it. 
    'It is a matter of great regret for me, as it is for many others, that so many people have been traumatised by CSE here in Rotherham.
    'However, having considered the report, I believe it is only right that I, as Leader, take responsibility on behalf of the Council for the historic failings that are described so clearly in the report and it is my intention to do so.
    'For this reason, I have today agreed with my Labour Group colleagues that I will be stepping down as Leader, with immediate effect. 
    'A new Leader will be elected in due course.
    'I have always considered my most important job as Leader has been to share my passion for this borough and to work in the best interests of everyone here in Rotherham. 
    'I believe my decision to step down, though not an easy one for me to make, does exactly that, allowing a new chapter in the history of Rotherham Borough Council to begin.
    'I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those within the Council and in our partner organisations who have worked with me over the past 10 years and I wish them all the very best for the future.' 

    Rotherham child sex victim, 15, doused in petrol and threatened with fire after she was trafficked to three different cities


    One victim of child sex abuse in Rotherham was trafficked for sex to Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield by the time she was 15-years-old and was doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight.
    The girl, referred to only as Child B in today's report, was threatened with being forced into prostitution, her older sibling was taken to hospital, and the windows of their house were shattered. 
    The report said she was 'groomed by an older man involved in the exploitation of other children'.
    The report said: 'Child B loved this man. He trafficked her to Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield and offered to provide her with a flat in one of those cities.

    'A child protection referral was made but the social care case file recorded no response to this.'
    The report detailed how 'within just a few months Child B and her family were living in fear of their lives'.

    The report said: 'Child B and her mother refused to have anything more to do with the police because they believed the police could do nothing to protect them.'

    It added: 'Child B had been stalked and had petrol poured over her head and was threatened with being set alight.

    'She took overdoses. She and her family were too terrified to make statements to the police.'
    The report said the teenager was homeless by the time she was 18.

    It concluded: 'She referred herself to children's social care and was given advice about benefits. No further action was taken. This child and her family were completely failed by all services with the exception of Risky Business (a local support group).'

    A girl referred to as Child D was 13 when she was groomed, raped and trafficked by a violent sexual predator in the town.

    'Police and children's social care were ineffective and seemed to blame the child,' the report said.

    It said: 'An initial assessment accurately described the risks to Child D but appeared to blame her for "placing herself at risk of sexual exploitation and danger".'

    And the report concluded: 'Other than Risky Business, agencies showed no comprehension that she had been groomed at 13, that she was terrified of the perpetrators, and that her attempts to placate them were themselves a symptom of the serious emotional harm that child sexual exploitation had caused her.'