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Home Office had information on Rotherham grooming gangs in 2002 but failed to act, review finds

United Kingdom (UK)
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The government received information detailing the extent of  activity in as far back as 2002 but failed to properly act on it, a review has found. The National Crime Agency’s ongoing investigation has revealed that more than  in the Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013. A report by Alexis Jay exposed “blatant” failures by police and the Labour-run local council, where officials feared racism accusations at the time.