Reaction to horrific sex crimes

The jury in the Oxford sex trial at the Old Bailey has returned its verdicts. We have reaction to the horrific sex crimes against young girls.

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Cameron: Oxford sex ring "shocking"

David Cameron has described the Oxfordshire paedophile ring case as "absolutely appalling" and "shocking".

The Prime Minister, whose constituency is in the county, said police, social services and the council would have to answer "searching questions".

"There's no doubt that first of all it's good that those who did wrong have been tried and found guilty and are going to be properly punished," Mr Cameron told reporters on his trip to the US.

"That is step one. But step two is obviously going to be the authorities - the police, social services, county council - everyone's going to have to ask some very searching questions about how this was allowed to continue for so long, and I know they are already doing that."



Reaction to the Operation Bullfinch trial

Throughout the Operation Bullfinch trial, Thames Valley Police have insisted that race and religion was NOT an issue....that the men did not see young white girls in care as easy targets. Some of the defendants were born in Oxford and grew up there.

Our reporter, Penny Silvester, looks now at the reaction in the city to the trial and its implications for all communities.

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