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Misplaced political correctness by Rotherham's Labour led council combined with a staggering culture of denial allowed more than 1,400 vulnerable girls to be routinely abused by gangs of Asian men, a withering report has concluded.

Children as young as nine were groomed, trafficked and raped by members of the town's Pakistani community, but a desperation to avoid being labelled as racist meant councillors turned a blind eye to the appalling abuse for 16 years.

A damning report, written by former Victims' Commissioner, Louise Casey, has laid bare the true extent of the council's failings and accused those in charge of deliberately trying to cover up scandal and silence whistle-blowers.


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