Twelve more Telford sex abuse victims come forward while MP says she has been ‘inundated’ with new reports

Twelve new victims of child sex abuse have come forward in Telford after it emerged over 1,000 young girls could have been targeted there since the 1980s.

West Mercia Police confirmed a ‘small number of victims’ have come forward after wide scale reports of child sexual exploitation in the Shropshire town.

One of them was picked up off the street and passed around so many men, when she fell pregnant at 13, she didn’t know who the father was, reports The Mirror.

It comes after the force claimed the scale of child sex crimes there had been ‘sensationalised’, despite Prime Minister Theresa May insisting on a full inquiry into the scandal.