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George Galloway badly injured in street attack

Man held after Respect MP suffers suspected broken jaw during attack in London apparently prompted by prior remarks on IsraelRespect MP George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after being attacked in the street.Police hav…
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Failures in Rotherham led to sexual abuse of 1,400 children

Report says failings in political and police leadership contributed to gang rape and trafficking in South YorkshireBlatant failures of political and police leadership contributed to the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham over a 16-year …
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Around 1,400 Rotherham children ‘sexually exploited over 16-year period’

Report claims police and council agencies failed victims, some of whom were threatened with guns and gang-raped

Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report which concluded: “It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.”

The report on events in the town in South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013, found that in more than a third of these cases the youngsters were already known to child protection agencies. It said there had been “blatant” collective failures by the council’s leadership.

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