Police criticised for secrecy bid over Muslim sex grooming gang

These are the sex abusers a police force does not want the public to see.​

The three men were part of a 10-strong gang which groomed vulnerable teenage girls for sex​ – and whose identities the police attempted to keep hidden.

Mr Justice Keehan​, in the High Court,​ said he was “extremely surprised” at the secretive stance taken by West Midlands Police, which claimed the men could face retaliation if they were named.

The force is still refusing to ​formally ​release photographs of the ​gang despite the judge’s forceful comments about the way ​officers​ had approached the case.

Civil orders have been made against the 10 – who can now finally be named as Mohammed Anjam, Omar Ahmed, Naseem Khan, Mohammed Javed, Shah Alam, Sajid Hussain, Rahman Aziz, Imran Uddin, Mansur Ahmed and Sarfraz Riaz – in a bid to curtail their sexual grooming activities.