Community forum launches after grooming case

A new Rochdale Community Forum is launching today as the town tries to move on from the recent child grooming case.

Nine men from Heywood, near Rochdale, were convicted of grooming girls as young as 13 for sex earlier this month.

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'Urgent need' for Rochdale to tackle grooming

"There is an urgent need for all the communities in Rochdale to work together, to tackle this heinous crime."

"Our young children from our borough were abused - and we all have a collective responsibility to ensure we do the best to safeguard our children."

– Rochdale Community Forum founder Imam Irfan Chishti

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