Two men convicted of child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham have had their request for appeals rejected by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and two High Court judges.
Basharat Hussain and Arshid Hussain, who were jailed in February last year for sexually exploiting girls in Rotherham, appeared before the Court of Appeal in Leeds yesterday.
The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales Lord Thomas ruled that all appeals be dismissed.
He also ruled that the sentences handed down to Arshid and Basharat, 35-years in prison and 25-years in prison respectively, would stand.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Tate was the Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Clover, the multi-agency investigation into the Hussain brothers and their criminal network who groomed and exploited young girls in Rotherham between 1987 and 2003.