Rotherham abuse lawyer: More evidence will link perpetrators to police, Essex Police under investigation over ‘failings’ by child abuse unit
February 12, 2015 Comments Off on Rotherham abuse lawyer: More evidence will link perpetrators to police, Essex Police under investigation over ‘failings’ by child abuse unit
Rotherham abuse lawyer: More evidence will link perpetrators to police
Complaints have been made about the late Pc Hassan Ali alleging he was unwilling to pursue claims of exploitation
By Telegraph reporter 09 Feb 2015
A child abuse lawyer has revealed more damning evidence could emerge in the Rotherham scandal that shows a link between police and perpetrators.
David Greenwood, of Switalskis Solicitors, represents 38 of the 1,400 children found to have been sexually exploited in the South Yorkshire town.
He revealed that two of them asked him to make official complaints about Pc Hassan Ali – who died in hospital this week following a collision with a car – alleging he was unwilling to pursue their claims of exploitation.
Mr Greenwood said the officer’s death would not be the end of the matter, and the wider scandal “is not going away”.
He said: “I’m pretty certain it will be bigger than it is even now.
“I think that evidence will emerge of links between perpetrators and police. It may be there was, as I have said, an unofficial policy of not pursuing these complaints….
The National Crime Agency is leading the investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
Earlier this month, a police officer and two councillors in the town were accused of having sex with underage girls.
Essex Police under investigation over ‘failings’ by child abuse unit
Essex Police apologise to alleged victims of child abuse after ‘uncovering problems’ with 30 investigations over a three year period
By Martin Evans, Crime Correspondent 11 Feb 2015
A police force has apologised to alleged child abuse victims after uncovering “concerns” with 30 investigations dating back to the 1960s.
Cases involving 59 victims that were investigated by Essex Police are now being re-examined after various allegations were made against detectives working in one of the force’s child abuse units.
Some detectives have been accused of failing to arrest suspects or carry out thorough investigations, while others have allegedly been dishonest or have lacked integrity while carrying out their duties.
One officer has been suspended and 11 others placed on restricted duties after a decision was made to refer 30 investigations to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)….
Yorkshire MEP sent death threats over Rotherham scandal, Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street but she is arrested
September 16, 2014 Comments Off on Yorkshire MEP sent death threats over Rotherham scandal, Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street but she is arrested
Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street… but SHE is arrested by a van load of police
Victim saw man she says abused her walking the town’s streets
The now 28-year-old challenged him over claims of grooming and violence
But when police arrived, she was handcuffed and arrested by officers
She was ‘shoved into van’ by two officers in ‘thuggish’ arrest, witness says
Police later realised they had been hoping to interview her over claims
She refused to speak to them after she was reportedly pushed against wall
By Richard Spillett for MailOnline
15 September 2014
….A damning report released last month detailed how 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the area over a 16-year period.
The Times reported that a woman whose case is being investigated by authorities – but has not yet been interviewed – was arrested after tackling a man she says groomed her when she was 15.
A witness accused the police of ‘acting like insensitive thugs’, telling the paper: ‘A police van came and six male officers piled out.
….The arrest comes after an inquiry into long-running child abuse in the area revealed families who tried to step in were in some cases themselves detained by police.
The Jay report into the scandal stated: ‘In two of the cases, fathers 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.’….
Yorkshire MEP sent death threats over Rotherham scandal
A EURO MP has had death threats for lifting the lid on the Rotherham child sex scandal. By Scott Hesketh 14th September 2014
Jane Collins has been told to stay away from the town after she hit out at the council.
Now police have responded to a flood of menacing emails and phone calls to her house by installing a panic button. They also plan to put in a safe room.
In an exclusive interview, The Ukip MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber said: “I didn’t get death threats before.
“The more we reveal and the more we push the nastier it’s going to get.”
Meanwhile, more details emerged about controversial ex-councillor Jahangir Akhtar, who denies covering up for violent adult offender Arshid Hussain.
Hussain was named by 18 girls as their “boyfriend” when they were sent to a council organisation for the victims of paedophiles….