The body which works to uphold professional standards in the Greater Manchester Police has admitted the forces failures to recognise the scale and nature of abuse of young girls by predominantly Pakistani gangs.
Despite the admission of failure to investigate the gang, which procured girls from two takeaway shops in Rochdale and consisted of one Afghan and eight Pakistani men, the force has said no police officers will be investigated for misconduct.
In the report, the conduct of thirteen officers was called into question, but all were exhonerated except for one, a retired inspector who will face no action as he has already left the force.
Although the abuse is thought to have been going on for longer, the local police were only being investigated for the period in which the abuse had actually been reported to them by the victims, who are reported to have been vulnerable, under-age white girls.
Labour MP for Rochdale Simon Danczuk criticised the reports findings, in comments reported by Sky News he said: “Whilst there were lots of failures there hasn’t been any action taken against those responsible for those failures.
“This report shows that Greater Manchester Police are good at protecting the careers and pensions of senior officers but they aren’t any good at protecting vulnerable young girls across Rochdale.”
When Breitbart London reported on the arrest of the men in Rochdale last November, a police spokesman had initially claimed the arrests had come because the police were investigating the reasons behind the repeated disappearance from home of girls ages thirteen and fifteen, and a thirteen year old boy. It appears to have now transpired that children in Rochdale had themselves come forward to complain of the abuse, in which they would be plied with alcohol and drugs before being ‘passed around’ for sex by the men.
The men jailed for child sex abuse in Rochdale were:
- Gang leader Shabir Ahmed, 59, jailed for 19 years for 30 child rape charges rape over a decade, trafficking and conspiracy. Ordered a 15 year old girl to have sex with a friend of his, to give him a “birthday treat”.
- Kabeer Hassan, 24, of Lacrosse Avenue, Oldham, was jailed for nine years after he was convicted of rape and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child.
- Abdul Aziz, 41, of Armstrong Hurst Close, Rochdale, was jailed for nine years after he was convicted of trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child. He was also cleared of two counts of rape but
- Abdul Rauf, 43, of Darley Road, Rochdale, was jailed for six years after being convicted of trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child.
- Mohammed Sajid, 35, of Jepheys Street, Rochdale, was jailed for 12 years after he was convicted of conspiracy, sexual activity with a child, rape and trafficking. Earlier in the trial the jury was ordered to find him not guilty of one rape charge.
- Adil Khan, 42, of Oswald Street, Rochdale, was jailed for eight years after he was convicted of conspiracy and trafficking.
- Abdul Qayyum, 43, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, was jailed for five years after he was convicted of conspiracy.
- Mohammed Amin, 44, of Falinge Road, Rochdale, was jailed for five years after he was found guilty of sex assaults and conspiracy.
- Hamid Safi, 22, of Kensington Street, Rochdale, was jailed for four years after he was convicted of trafficking and conspiracy. He was also found not guilty of two counts of rape.
Sky News reports the remarks of one victim of abuse, who described how she was failed by Greater Manchester Police. She said: “I got called a prostitute by a uniformed copper.
“It’s like they were calling everyone liars because when you went and told them about something then they weren’t listening to you”.
In some known cases, the abuse was ongoing for at least a decade, with the gang leader taking girls “weekly” for ten years.