UK'S Worst Grooming Gang Scandal: Telford Whistleblowers Punished, Silenced, Lost Jobs


Cllr Davies said: "I grew up in Telford and was at school when numerous horrific cases reported over the last few days took place".

"Night after night, I was forced to have sex with multiple men in disgusting takeaways and filthy houses".

By 14 she was taking heroine regularly.

'I dread to think how many victims there have been over the years - it wouldn't surprise me if the offending was on the same scale as Rotherham. She was 16 years old. Children as young as 11 were targeted for rape and torture and then faced being sold on for sex.

Girls in the town of Telford in Shropshire were drugged, beaten and raped at the hands of the violent groom gang which was active since the 1980s.

Local police claim that they are doing everything within their power to go after child sex abusers.

"This was one of the first national complex critical investigations into grooming offences", Assistant Chief Constable Martin Evans said in a statement.

"However, I feel we must do everything possible to know and learn further from what happened in the period before Operation Chalice jailed seven men for vile crimes against children".

"Over the subsequent years we have continuously focused on this area, whilst working very closely with our communities to ensure there is confidence to report issues people become aware of".

"From the late 1990s, professionals had concerns about the nature of some of the child sexual abuse cases presented to them", local officials admitted in the report, according to The Mirror.

Becky Watson suffered two years of sex abuse at the hands of a grooming gang which began when she was 11

Even though 1,500 victims of similar abuse have been found in Rotherham - with a population of 260,000 - the magnitude of the atrocities endured by girls in Telford, with 170,000 residents, is reportedly longer and more malicious than any other sex-slave scandal ever revealed in the island nation.

'It has been going on for at least two decades.

Years later, a police investigation identified more than 100 potential victims, who were abused between 2007 and 2009, in an investigation called 'Operation Chalice.' Police said there could be as many as 200 perpetrators. In spite of these findings, two subsequent attempts at probes into Asian grooming gangs were dropped.

Conservative MP for Telford Lucy Allan told the BBC: "The IICSA will not investigate whether any of the authorities in Telford should be accountable".

The UK has some of the most stringent laws against criticizing racial minorities and Muslims in the Western world.

"M$3 en were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred [against Muslims and] our inquiries into these comments continue", a British detective told the local press, according to the Daily Mail.

For example, after two Muslims publicly executed Royal Fusilier Lee Rigby by running him down in a auto and then hacking him to death with a cleaver and knives, British police launched a crackdown on people making "anti-Muslim" statements on Facebook and Twitter.

Even though few arrests of suspected Islamic sex gangs have been made in Telford, authorities are diligent to apprehend those who offend local Muslims in the United Kingdom via social media.

See the full report from the Sunday Mirror here.