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Students have been trapped in a human vending machine to highlight the plight of millions of people around the world who are victims of slavery.Hull University marked Human Rights Day by releasing the results of a YouGov poll which showed: Over a third (34%) of adults are unaware that modern-day…
Two elderly patients died after they were attacked with a walking stick by another pensioner on a hospital ward, an inquest has heard.Ken Godward, 76, and Roger Lamb, 79, died after they were beaten by 70-year-old Harry Bosomworth, who had schizophrenia, at St James's University Hospital in Leeds in February…
A woman has appeared in court charged with defrauding a cancer charity out of more than £90,000.Patricia Robertshaw, 42, is accused of pretending to have certain qualifications while working as a partnership and events manager at Yorkshire Cancer Research, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, between 2015 and 2017.Appearing at Harrogate Magistrates'…
A police force has removed an "insulting" child sexual exploitation campaign from social media after accusations of victim blaming.North Yorkshire Police posted a series of images on social media as part of a new campaign to target child sexual exploitation.The posts, which have been removed, included messages such as: "Which…
After climate change, there is nothing more serious than poverty and there is clear evidence that it leads to higher levels of child abuse and neglect, said the University of Huddersfield’s Professor Brid Featherstone, speaking to a large gathering of social workers. She is Professor of Social Work at the…
Thirty people will go trial charged with offences relating to the alleged sexual exploitation of children in Huddersfield, a judge has ruled.Twenty five of the defendants appeared at Leeds Crown Court (pictured) on Friday.They are charged with a total of 78 offences, including rape, trafficking and sexual assaults involving a…
The parents of a dying baby suffered a "horrifically stressful" experience after social services failings deprived them of time with their child, an ombudsman has said.City of York Council social workers were accused of failing to properly review the case of the baby boy, whose parents were placed under strict…
Men suspected of committing "dreadful offences" against children are not being pursued by prosecutors due to a lack of resources, ministers have been warned. Labour's Barry Sheerman (pictured) cited "senior police sources" as claiming the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not have the capacity to take on new cases linked…
Four men who were members of a gang that groomed and sexually abused vulnerable girls in Huddersfield have been jailed by a judge who told them their abuse "defies understanding". Leeds Crown Court heard on Thursday how some of the three teenage victims of Mohammed Akram, Niaz Ahmed, Mohammed Imran…
The epic scale of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) Rotherham investigation is in stark contrast to the way the hundreds of victims were ignored by the authorities as young teens. The NCA's Operation Stovewood inquiry into child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013 has 250…
A gang of seven men has been convicted of sexually exploiting vulnerable teenage girls in Rotherham. One of the complainants told a trial at Sheffield Crown Court (pictured) how she had sex with "at least 100 Asian men" by the time she was 16 and another described how she was…
A convicted child murderer has been told he will die in prison by a judge who described his "20-year campaign of rape and sexual assaults against children and women, fuelled by a sadistic desire to inflict pain for sexual gratification".John Taylor, 62, was serving a life sentence with a minimum…
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