Police are investigating shocking new claims that gangs of Asian men gang-raped and abused vulnerable under-age girls from care homes in the North West.

The new grooming scandal emerged after a 27-year-old mum claimed she was a victim of a horrifying catalogue of sexual abuse while in care as a teen.

Her account of how care workers allegedly turned a blind eye to predatory paedo­philes echoes the findings of a report into a sex ring in Rochdale, which highlighted "missed opportunities" to halt abuse.

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