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South Yorkshire child abuse: 'Some guy would get into bed with you'

An independent review into South Yorkshire Police's handling of child sexual exploitation has found that a lack of interest by senior officers led to repeated failures by the force to investigate allegations of child abuse.

The review, which examined practices over a nearly 20 year period from 1997, said it was "well nigh impossible" for junior officers to raise concerns given the importance the force placed on tackling car crime, robbery and burglary.

The BBC has spoken to one victim who feels she was badly let down by the police.

She was one of many girls who were controlled and abused by older men, not just in Sheffield but trafficked to other cities in the north of England.

She says the police knew what was happening, but did nothing.

  • 23 Mar 2016
  • From the section UK
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