(BRADFORD, U.K.) Independent Review Report: Some children remain unprotected” from sex exploitation, a new report looking into abuse over two decades has said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.29: The independent review of five cases in the Bradford district since 2001 has found that “children suffered abuse no child should have to experience”.

#AceDailyNews says Bradford child sex abuse: Children ‘remain unprotected’ Victim Fiona Goddard said the council and police had chances to “nip it in the bud” but “never did” The review was commissioned after nine men were jailed over the sexual exploitation of girls who had been in council care.

Fiona Goddard
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The Bradford Partnership said it “fully accepts more needs to be done”

Author Clare Hyde said it “makes difficult and, at times, distressing reading.

“The children suffered abuse no child should have to experience, and in most cases had suffered other traumas and abuse long before they were sexually exploited.”

West Yorkshire Police(From top left, clockwise) Basharat Khaliq, Saeed Akhtar, Naveed Akhtar, Parvaze Ahmed, Zeeshan Ali, Fahim Iqbal, Izar Hussain, Mohammed Usman and Kieran Harris were all jailed at Bradford Crown Court in 2019

The report noted that while there had been “considerable work” done in relation to child sexual exploitation (CSE), there were still “lessons that need to be learned” and the response to some victims was “not yet good enough”.

It added that despite “significant improvements” in understanding and responding to more recent cases of CSE, some children “remain unprotected while some perpetrators remain unknown and unchallenged”.

‘Never followed up’

Fiona Goddard, who was groomed and sexually abused by gangs of men from 2008, said she was failed “multiple times” by social services and police. 

“I reported it multiple times – physical abuse, sexual abuse or rapes – and they were never followed up on.”

The 27-year-old, who has waived her legal right to life-long anonymity, said most of the girls in the care home where she lived were victims of child sexual exploitation.

“They had the opportunity to nip it in the bud and save me from years of abuse but they never did.”

The Bradford Partnership said “more needs to be done” to help victims of abuse: The report also detailed abuse set out by another victim, known as Anna, whose social worker recommended she be placed in the foster care of the parents of the man who was abusing her.

While living there, she became pregnant at the age of 15 and went on to marry him in an Islamic wedding, which she says was allowed by the authorities.

The report stated: “While in the ‘care’ of these adults, she was subjected to further sexual abuse and exploitation, domestic abuse, including assaults and coercion and what we would now recognise as domestic slavery.”

Anna said agencies had “just ignored the abuse” and it had “destroyed her childhood”.

Both victims said the latest review did not go far enough and called for an independent inquiry, like the one carried out by Professor Alexis Jay into abuse in Rotherham

Ms Goddard said: “This review talks about five people, but what about the hundreds of others who deserve the same apology and to see the failings written down in black and white?”

Daniel Greenwood, Ch Supt Bradford District, said police had invested heavily to try and better understand the problem

In a joint statement responding to the review, the Bradford Partnership, made up of Bradford Council, West Yorkshire Police’s Bradford district commander and Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We want to apologise to the young people identified in this report and any others where the actions of agencies in Bradford has failed to protect them from child sexual exploitation.”

It added: “This crime must not be tolerated. All the partners in our district are committed to protecting our children and to working with the police to bring perpetrators of this crime to justice.”

‘Vast improvement’

Mark Douglas, strategic director of children’s services at Bradford Council, said the authority had learned “an awful lot about about child sexual exploitation”.

He added: “I think we have learned as a system and we are much better placed and much more robust in our response to these circumstances.”

PAThe Bradford review was carried out to assess whether there were themes and patterns organisations could learn from

Daniel Greenwood, Ch Supt Bradford District, said the report acknowledged there had been a “vast improvement” in the way police had responded to CSE and to those at risk. 

“Where we have the opportunity to identify perpetrators, we will take all reasonable steps that we can to identify them, arrest them, and to work towards a successful prosecution through the courts,” he said.

‘People let down’

Nazir Afzal, the former chief crown prosecutor in the Rochdale grooming gang cases, said the new report’s findings were “deeply depressing but unsurprising”.

He said while a full inquiry would reveal the true scale of the problem in Bradford he would rather “we get on with fixing the problem”.

“That means dealing with the professionals’ inability to recognise and respond to abuse…It means putting the children at the centre of our response and that means believing them and acting upon what they’re told.

“Whatever inquiry we have, it will tell us the same thing: information was held by one agency, one person, and wasn’t shared with another person – and that means those people were let down.”

In 2019, nine men were found guilty of offences including rape and inciting child prostitution after a trial lasting more than six weeks.

During the trial, the court heard the grooming and abuse began in 2008 when the girls were aged 14, living in a children’s home in Bradford.

The jury heard staff could not physically prevent the girls leaving the home but they were aware one of the girls was “being picked up by multiple Asian males in smart cars”

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.29: 2021:

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(BELFAST, N.I.) PSNI REPORT: Police continue to appeal for information to establish the whereabouts of 27 year old James Taggart, who is currently unlawfully at large after his licence was revoked #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.23: James is subject to notification requirements as he is convicted of a sexual offence…..

#AceDailyNews report police appeal for information on whereabouts of man unlawfully at large and its believed that James has been seen recently in the Essex area of England. He is known to have connections in Bradford, Lancaster and Liverpool and he is known to have connections to the Fermanagh, Belfast and Londonderry/Derry areas.

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James (pictured above) is described as 5’7”, slim build (around 63.5 kg), short light brown hair with receding hairline, short brown full beard, blue eyes and speaks with a Fermanagh accent.

Police would appeal to anyone who has seen James Taggart, or who knows of his whereabouts to contact us on 101: Police would also appeal to him directly to hand himself in.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.23: 2021:

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(BRADFORD, U.K) Court Report: A couple who sexually abused an eight-year-old girl have been sent to prison, after a National Crime Agency investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.26: In August 2019 Stanley and Schofield had a video call in which Schofield sexually abused an eight-year-old girl. Stanley took screenshots of the abuse for his gratification after he encouraged and incited Schofield:

Couple jailed for sexually abusing young girl: Robert Stanley, 36, and his partner Danielle Schofield, 34, also fantasised about kidnapping, gagging and keeping a child chained up as their ‘sex slave’.

Stanley and Schofield custody images

The NCA began an investigation in April 2020 after intelligence indicated that Stanley had accessed three Category A (the most serious) child abuse videos.

NCA officers arrested unemployed Stanley, of Feenan Highway, Tilbury, Essex, at Schofield’s home in Centenary Square, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire on 23 April 2020. Stanley was released on conditional bail while the investigation continued.

Forensic examination of Stanley’s mobile phone showed he had sent Schofield a Category B indecent image of a child on 6 May 2019. She was subsequently arrested on 20 May 2020. Schofield was also released on conditional bail while the NCA’s investigation continued.

NCA officers uncovered disturbing conversations between the offenders from 19 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 in which they talked about child abuse, and also discussed alleged previous abuse of the girl and plotted future abuse.

There was evidence that Stanley had four Category B images on his phone including two screenshots he took of the video call where Schofield abused the eight-year-old girl who NCA officers identified and safeguarded.

On 30 September 2020 NCA officers arrested Stanley, in Tilbury and Schofield, in Dewsbury for serious child sexual offences. They were remanded.

At Bradford Crown Court, the duo admitted arranging/facilitating the commission of a child sex offence, sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, taking indecent images of children and distributing indecent images of children.

Today, Stanley was jailed for four-and-a-half years and Schofield for three years and four months. They were also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life and were given sexual harm prevention orders.

NCA Regional Head of Investigations Jacque Beer said: “There is no greater priority for the NCA than protecting children from sexual abuse.

“These were sickening crimes where Stanley and Schofield had disturbing conversations about their fantasies. A particular fantasy of theirs became a reality when Schofield sexually abused a child while they were on a video call.

“The NCA prioritises these cases to safeguard vulnerable children and prosecute offenders.”

Child Protection Charity the Lucy Faithfull Foundation runs the Stop It Now! helpline which offers confidential advice to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s behaviour towards children.

If you are concerned a crime has been committed against a child contact your local police. For child safety advice visit Thinkuknow.co.uk

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.26: 2021:

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BRADFORD: ‘ POLICE DISCOVER BODIES OF FOUR PEOPLE AND A MURDER INVESTIGATION IS LAUNCHED ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRADFORD – October 28 – A murder investigation is under way after four members of the same family were found dead at their home in Bradford, police said on Tuesday. 

Officers from West Yorkshire Police discovered the bodies of a couple and their two teenage girls at a property in the Clayton area of the city late Monday.

A neighbour had alerted police, concerned at not having seen the family for a while. The force said the bodies may have been in the property “for some time”.

Police named the deceased as 49-year-old Jitendra Lad, his wife Daksha, 44, and their two teenage daughters, Trisha, 19, and Nisha, 17.

West Yorkshire Police said a murder probe had been launched but detectives were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson said: “This is clearly a significant incident and our investigation will be thorough as we piece together the events that have led to the deaths of a local family.

“The investigation is at an early stage, and while I do not want to speculate around the circumstances leading to the deaths, I am happy to confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

Post mortems will be carried out to establish the precise cause of the deaths.

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