Lawyer David Greenwood
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South Yorkshire 'grooming victims' to sue Rotherham Council

Four women are set to sue Rotherham Council for "systematic failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men" when they were children.

The legal action is being taken after MPs said in July the authority had "failed in its duty of care".

Lawyer David Greenwood, who is acting for some of the alleged victims, said: "Inaction by social services and the police has left hundreds of young women, or teenagers, open to child sexual exploitation."

  • 23 Aug 2013