It was in 2004 that GMP became aware of allegations about the grooming of predominantly white girls by gangs in the market town. Oliver had been recruited to Operation Augusta, an investigation in them, which began later that year. Yet, despite the fact that a list of over 200 suspects had been compiled, it was abandoned. One suspect identified by a victim turned out to be a serving police officer. Oliver was told by another officer responsible for investigating corruption to “leave it to us”. “I never heard what, if anything, happened to him,” she says.