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More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the sexual health aid worker who first uncovered sexual abuse dramatised in BBC drama Three Girls to be recognised by the Government. Sara Rowbotham's work was said to have played a crucial role in exposing the abuse of young…
A former police detective who played a key role in bringing child sex abusers in Rochdale to justice has said a number of potential offenders are still at large. Detective Constable Maggie Oliver (pictured) persuaded young girls who were being sexually abused in the town to speak to police leading…
Viewers watching a BBC drama about the Rochdale abuse scandal have said they had to switch off because it was too disturbing while others heaped praise on the show and said it should be shown in schools. Three Girls tells the true story of widespread grooming and sexual assault of…
Four members of a child sex grooming gang are facing deportation after losing a legal challenge in their battle to remain in the UK. The men had appealed against moves by the Government to strip them of their British citizenship, but their claims were dismissed on all grounds by the…
No evidence has been found of a criminal cover-up of historical sexual abuse at a residential school for boys linked with the late politician Cyril Smith, police have said. The investigation launched in July 2014 by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) centred on Knowl View School in Rochdale and allegations of…
Ten men who committed sexual offences against a teenage girl in Rochdale have been given jail sentences of up to 25 years. The complainant walked into a police station shortly after widespread media coverage of the 2012 convictions at Liverpool Crown Court of a number of Asian defendants for grooming…
The public inquiry into historical child sex abuse will hold preliminary hearings linked to its investigations into allegations that exploitation took place within the Anglican Church and through Rochdale council. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is investigating the appropriateness of child protection policies and practices within the Church…
Six men have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Rochdale. The charges relate to offences said to have been committed between 2004 and 2008 against three alleged victims who were aged between 14 and 16 at the time. Joshim Miah, 31, of…
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