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MPs Call for Action on Rape Gangs as Government Accused of ‘Letting Victims Down’
A group of 20 MPs have called for concrete action to be taken against “sickening” grooming gangs, as the government was accused of “letting down” thousands of victims of child sexual exploitation in the UK. In a letter to the Home Office noting “alarming” similarities in how the gangs of mostly Pakistani-heritage men operate across Britain, the cross-party group called forgovernment research into why the abuse is taking place. The MPs, who largely represent areas where grooming has been rife, stated: “Cases of gang related child sexual exploitation, such as those in Rotherham, Telford and in Newcastle conform to a precise model of recruitment, manipulation and exploitation.