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1,000 children groomed but unease about race meant Telford sexual exploitation ignored, inquiry finds

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More than 1,000 children have been groomed in Telford, an independent inquiry has found. Key agencies dismissed child exploitation as "child prostitution" and blamed children, not the perpetrators. Report also concluded that exploitation was not investigated because of nervousness about race. West Mercia Police failed to take proper action in some investigations to avoid being labelled racist.
3 months ago·Telford, United Kingdom

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Telford child sex abuse went on for generations, inquiry finds

Agencies blamed children and not perpetrators for the abuse suffered in Telford, the report says.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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ReutersReuters

Over 1,000 children in English town were sexually exploited, inquiry finds

More than a thousand children in Telford, England were sexually exploited since 1989 because of the police and local government's failure to investigate the offenders, an independent inquiry concluded on Tuesday.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Over 1,000 children in Telford were sexually exploited, inquiry finds

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The IndependentThe Independent

Over 1,000 children abused by grooming gangs in Telford but ‘nervousness about race’ meant cases not investigated

More than 1,000 children have been abused by sexual grooming gangs in the English town of Telford, amid decades of failings by police and authorities.

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily MirrorDaily Mirror

More than 1,000 children were sexually exploited in single town over decades

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3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Over 1,000 children in English town were sexually exploited, inquiry finds

LONDON (Reuters) - More than a thousand children in Telford, England were sexually exploited since 1989 because of the police and local government's failure to investigate the offenders, an independent inquiry concluded on Tuesday. Read full story

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