UK Outrage over why Rochdale grooming gang members haven't been deported last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- Abuse victim 'Holly', her dad, police whistleblower Maggie Oliver, Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd and former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal want the Home Secretary to make good on promises to throw Abdul Rauf, Adil Khan, and Abdul Aziz out of the country
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Home Secretary is facing angry calls to finally deport three members of Rochdale's infamous sex grooming gang six years after officials first moved to throw them out of Britain. It is believed Adil Khan and Abdul Aziz remain in the town while Abdul Rauf has been photographed shopping for fizzy drinks and takeaway food in Rochdale, even though the vile trio lost their right to remain in the UK three years ago following a long legal battle. One of their victims, her father, police whistleblower turned campaigner Maggie Oliver, the town's MP Tony Lloyd, and former chief prosecutor for the north west, Nazir Afzal, have all urged Priti Patel to throw the three Pakistani-heritage men out of the UK. Taxi driver and Muslim preacher Abdul Rauf, now 51, was one of nine mostly Pakistan-heritage men sentenced in 2012 for their part in the horrific sexual abuse of children in Rochdale and Heywood, with the perpetrators sharing their white victims with other men at sex parties across the north of England. Adil Khan, Abdul Aziz and Abdul Rauf (Image: PA) Rauf was convicted of trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child. The court heard how the father-of-five trafficked a 15-year-old girl for sex, driving her to secluded areas to have sex with her in his taxi and ferry her to a flat in Rochdale where he and others had sex with her. He was jailed for six years but was released in November 2014 after serving two years and six months of his sentence. Nine members of the original Rochdale grooming gang were jailed in 2012 (Image: Manchester Evening News) In July 2015, The Home Office began the process of removing Rauf's British citizenship and those of two other men convicted alongside him - Adil Khan, 51 and Abdul Aziz, 50 - who all had dual UK-Pakistani citizenship, in order to pave the way for their deportation. The trio challenged the move, saying it breached their human rights and the rights of their children. They lost their case at the Court of Appeal in August 2018. Shabir Ahmed, leader of Rochdale grooming gang (Image: Manchester Evening News) However in July last year the Manchester Evening News reported that it was believed they remained in Rochdale, with one terrified victim bumping into her freed abuser Khan while shopping in Asda. She saw Khan with another child in an aisle of Asda superstore in Rochdale town centre. She told a friend: "Oh my God, he's been in Asda. I've never been so scared in all my life. I feel like my heart just stopped beating." Now pictures have emerged of Rauf shopping in the town. He was seen with a takeaway delivery bag and a trolley full of fizzy drinks. Read More Related Articles This child abuser is supposed to have been deported, so how did his victim bump into him in Asda in Rochdale? Read More Related Articles The rise and excruciating fall of Steve Heywood, the police officer who was shamed in the Anthony Grainger shooting inquiry The main victim of the abuse, who was referred to as Girl A in press reports of the 2012 trial, said: "These monsters were told they were going to be deported back to Pakistan in 2015 and yet they are still walking the streets of the town where they abused dozens of girls like me. "We were told they would be kicked out of the country. Knowing that had been done would have been a huge help for all of us in trying to rebuild our lives. "But instead we’re still haunted by the paedophiles who raped and trafficked us. Every day we run the risk of bumping into these rapists and paedophiles. "Where’s the justice in that? And where’s the message to the grooming gangs?" Girl A – portrayed as 'Holly' in the BBC drama about the abuse and how the authorities failed to believe the victims Three Girls - has now built a new life for herself. L-r: Ruby (Liv Hill), Holly (Molly Windsor), and Amber (Ria Zmitrowicz), the characters in the BBC drama Three Girls (Image: PA) She said: "Priti Patel seems to be vocal on lots of issues at the moment. Yet she's been silent for years on this issue. The victims deserve to know what is going on. We have no idea and the silence is adding to our suffering. “The Government needs to come clean about why these men have not been deported. And also tell us when it will happen.
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." Her dad said: “It’s an outrage that these men haven’t been deported as we were promised. Somehow their rights are seen as being more important than the lives and suffering of our daughters. I want to know why? They had an appeal and lost it at a cost of more than a million pounds to the tax-payer. I want to know why they haven't been deported yet." Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd said: "None of the women, who were not much more than children when they were victims of these people, ought to fear that turning a street corner they could face one of their attackers in Rochdale or anywhere else in Britain. That simply should not be allowed to happen.
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"It's equally the case that successive home secretaries from Theresa May have been adamant that they intended to deport. However, what we have had is stunning silence in action. This comes from a home secretary who has been prepared to deport some people even though there are strong humanitarian cases like mental health (for them to remain). People have been deported for minor criminal offences. "It's astonishing Priti Patel has not taken decisive action that her and her predecessors promised. It's about time they did just that." The former GMP detective who worked on the case before resigning and turning Whistleblower, Maggie Oliver, told the M.E.N: "What about the rights of the victims in all this? Bottom of the pile again and for these girls to walk around Rochdale every day knowing at any time they can come face to face with their abusers who destroyed their childhoods is just not justice! The public need to be made aware of what the authorities would rather keep hidden." Former chief prosecutor for the north west, who helped bring the Rochdale sex groomers to justice, Nazir Afzal, said: "It beggars belief that the perpetrators can move on without any apparent consequence as the government drags its heals, while the victims' trauma continues unabated. There is no excuse."
The Home Office has repeatedly refused to explain why the three men have not been deported. A Home Office spokesperson said: "Child sexual exploitation is an abhorrent crime and has no place in our society – we are determined to do all we can to tackle it. "The Home Secretary has been clear that what happened in places such as Rochdale remains one of the biggest stains on our country’s conscience. "The cases of the foreign national offenders involved in these crimes have recently been reviewed at the request of the Home Secretary and we intend to update the victims through the proper channels when we can." Since January 2019 some 7,240 foreign national offenders have been deported from the UK.
It's five years since the government vowed to deport a trio of vile Rochdale sex groomers who preyed on vulnerable school-age girls... but they're still living in the town
'Furious' MP demands government explains why grooming gang members are still living in Rochdale...they should have been deported years ago