Rotherham Council chief executive Martin Kimber and director of children's services Joyce Thacker
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Rotherham child sex abuse files 'missing from archive'

Key reports detailing child sexual exploitation have disappeared from Rotherham Council archives, the outgoing chief executive has told MPs.

Martin Kimber said he had not seen a full copy of a 2002 report, had never seen a 2003 report and only saw a 2006 report on Sunday.

Director of children's services Joyce Thacker told MPs the two of the reports did not appear to have been referred to in any existing council minutes.

A report published earlier this month found at least 1,400 children were abused in the town from 1997 to 2013.

  • 10 Sep 2014
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