Rotherham Council is facing legal action over the way it responded to child sexual exploitation in the town. Four young women who say they were sexually abused accuse the authority of systemic failiures.
It follows a highly criticial report by MP's who accused the council of "supressing criticisms". Yunus Mulla reports.
A number of women are to sue Rotherham Council for failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men when they were children.
A spokesperson for Rotherham Borough Council today said following Operation Yewtree, the authority asked South Yorkshire Police to thoroughly review all historical cases that may be linked to child sexual exploitation.
He added: "That review is ongoing and continues with a number of live and ongoing investigations. The Council wishes to support SYP and not potentially compromise this process. As such we will not be making further comments on the article without further consultation with our police colleagues."