Four Asian men suspected of sexually exploiting a vulnerable teenager have been granted lifelong anonymity after a council abandoned attempts to prevent them from seeing her.
Concerns about the safety of the girl, who is white and from Rotherham, peaked in August when she was discovered in a hotel room with one of the men, alongside vodka, cannabis, condoms and female Asian clothing.
The South Yorkshire council sought a civil injunction to protect the child from the men, who it thought had pursued her for sex.
Last week, at a court hearing that it attempted to shroud in secrecy, the council withdrew its application because of “insufficient evidence”. The Times successfully fought for the case to be heard in public.
Reblogged from https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/rotherham-council-helps-grooming-suspects-to-win-anonymity/
This is disgraceful and unacceptable behaviour from RMBC and so far local MP’s Sir Kev, Sarah Champion and John Healey have stayed remarkably quiet about this.
So much for ‘protecting the vulnerable’ and ‘a fresh start’ which have turned out to be mealy mouthed soundbites from MP’s and our Labour controlled borough council who on this evidence could not care less.
Shame on you.