MacShane calls for independent inquiry into sex grooming
ROTHERHAM MP Denis MacShane has welcomed re-assurances from South Yorkshire Police that they are to put extra resources into tackling allegations of child sex abuse in the town.
Rotherham has been at the centre of allegations in the national media this week of inaction over the grooming of young girls for sex by groups of older men.
South Yorkshire Police says it is taking the issue very seriously and has several live investigations under way.
And Dr MacShane says he has been heartened by the force’s reaction to the scandal.
Writing on his website, Dr MacShane said the issues ‘shamed us all’ and added that he was urging the Government to act.
“There are many different aspect of this problem and my friend Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham was right to ask last year for the Home Office to set up an inquiry into it.
“Sadly, his call has been ignored by ministers so I am calling for a full independent inquiry into the crimes linked to internal trafficking and child sex exploitation and the social and cultural factors linked to it.”
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