Melanie McDonagh Melanie McDonagh

What’s the truth about the Telford grooming gangs?

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More than 1,000 girls were sexually exploited in Telford over several decades. The details in the report, published this week, on what happened in the Shropshire town make for harrowing reading. But there’s a curious omission in the way its author Tom Crowther QC refers to the perpetrators of these terrible crimes. 

The majority of the men responsible, we are told, ‘were men of southern Asian heritage’. But

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