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Rotherham abuse: Theresa May condemns 'dereliction of duty'

Rotherham council, police and other agencies failed to protect vulnerable children who were abused in the town, the Home Secretary has said.

Answering an urgent question in the House of Commons, Theresa May said they were guilty of "appalling failures".

A report last week said more than 1,400 children were abused from 1997 to 2013.

Labour has suspended four members in the town and South Yorkshire Police has commissioned an independent investigation into its handling of the case.

  • 02 Sep 2014
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