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Child grooming a growth industry in Middlesbrough, says report

After the revelations in Rotherham earlier this year many councils across the UK are working to establish if they have a problem with child grooming, and if so, how widespread it is.

A report prepared for Middlesbrough council has described child sexual exploitation as a "growth industry" with children as young as 11 being targeted.

5 live Breakfast's Dan Johnson spoke to a victim and those who support them about their reaction to the report.

CEO at the Women's Support Network Dilys Davy said: "There certainly is a problem in Middlesbrough, whether it's worse than any other area of the country I couldn't say. Our reports go up year on year."

  • 07 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK