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At risk children 'let down by Sheffield police'

Hundreds of young people at risk of child sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police, a whistleblower has claimed.

Ann Lucas, who ran the city's sexual exploitation service, told the BBC she had regularly passed details about alleged abusers to senior officers.

They had repeatedly failed to act, she said, adding the force's priorities had been "burglary and car crime".

South Yorkshire Police said the allegations would be investigated.

  • 22 Oct 2014