The Labour shadow minister Sarah Champion has distanced herself from a column in the Sun in which she wrote: "Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls."

The shadow women and equalities minister, who is MP for Rotherham, said her piece had been altered and should "not have gone out in my name". The newspaper said the MP's team had fully approved the article.

The piece appeared last Friday under the headline: "British Pakistani men ARE raping and exploiting white girls ... and it's time we faced up to it."

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