Muslim grooming gangs are still targeting young girls for abuse in Rotherham, town’s Labour MP claims

Sex gangs are continuing to prey on vulnerable young girls in Rotherham despite last year’s damning revelations of systemic and sustained abuse of more than 1,400 girls, the town’s MP has claimed.

Sarah Champion, the town’s Labour MP since 2012, has revealed recent publicity had prompted many women to come forward to speak to her about how they had been abused, with around 10 percent of them describing new incidents.

It comes just weeks after a criminal investigation was launched into a damning new report that found Rotherham Council was ‘not fit for purpose’ and still ‘in denial’ about the 1,400 young girls who were abused in the town over 16 years.