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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse plans to talk to victims of grooming in Telford following claims that vulnerable teenagers were targeted over a number of years. The inquiry said its Truth Project would be visiting Telford in the next few months. The project is described by the inquiry…
Child sexual exploitation in Telford has received a "relative lack" of reporting compared to "more gossipy types of scandal", Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has said. Concerns about the "priorities and values" of broadcast media were raised by Tory Chris Green (Bolton West), who said there had been "minimal attention" paid…
Theresa May has said it is important that an inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford gets under way as quickly possible. The Prime Minister said "we have all been shocked" by the "horrific" case, and said she was pleased that an inquiry would happen. During PMQs, Tory Telford MP…
The leader of Telford and Wrekin Council will call for the Home Secretary to launch an independent public inquiry into child sexual exploitation amid claims of up to 1,000 abuse victims since 1981. Labour Councillor Shaun Davies said the council has "nothing to hide" after allegations of abuse - including…
Young white working class girls are being traded for sex in "a routine way", Telford's MP has told ministers. Tory Lucy Allan made the comment after it was estimated up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to abusers in her constituency over a 40-year period. Abuse in the Shropshire…
Officers investigating child sexual exploitation in Telford have said their approach has been "subject to independent scrutiny" after it was estimated up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to abusers over a 40-year period. West Mercia Police said the Home Office had paid a visit to the Shropshire town…
Telford's MP has renewed her call for an inquiry into child sexual exploitation in the town, after it was estimated up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to abusers there over a 40-year period. An investigation by the Sunday Mirror gathered allegations of abuse in the Shropshire town, said…