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Rotherham child abuse: Police chief apologises to victims

26 August 2014 Last updated at 20:40 BST

At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found.

Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated, it said

District Commander for Rotherham, Ch Supt Jason Harwin offered an "unreserved apology to the victims of child sexual exploitation who did not receive the level of service they should be able to expect from their local police force."

Ch Supt Harwin said the force had "overhauled" the way it dealt with such cases and had successfully prosecuted a number of abusers.

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