A Yorkshire MP has backed Jack Straw's controversial remarks linking some British Pakistani men to child sexual exploitation as it emerged a Parliamentary inquiry could be launched into the issue of grooming.

Keighley Tory MP Kris Hopkins said although Mr Straw had used a "sledgehammer approach" it was an issue "that needs to be debated and needs to be discussed".

He said it was important to recognise it only involved a minority but added: "There is an issue with some young men from that particular community who don't respect women, I think that's what it fundamentally starts off with.

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