Rotherham grooming gangs may have abused more than 1,500 victims, investigators reveal

More than 1,500 people may have been abused by grooming gangs in Rotherham, according to officials leading the biggest investigation of its kind in the UK.

Around 100 more potential victims have been discovered in the wake of Alexis Jay’s damning report on how authorities had ignored sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town for more than a decade.

The National Crime Agency (NCA), which is investigating grooming activity between 1997 and 2013, said some had come forward themselves and others had been identified by other survivors or through analysis of a local youth project and social care files.

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