Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk said he's "not surprised" that more arrests have been made in connection with a second sexual grooming inquiry in Rochdale.
Speaking to ITV Granada, he said:
"I am very pleased that the police are stepping up to the mark and putting more resource into investigating these sorts of horrific crimes."
Nine men have been questioned by detectives investigating a suspected second child grooming case in Rochdale, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.
The men arrested in the latest inquiry are not thought to have known each other.
Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk insists that grooming is a wider problem and is pleased to see the police acting. He said:
– Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk
My message for anyone thinking of getting involved in this kind of activity is that you do so at your peril because the full force of the law will come down very hard on you.We've seen inspiring bravery shown by victims in the recent trial.
I hope the heavy sentences imposed will encourage other victims to speak out because this crime is being taken very seriously and we need to send out the clearest message that this behaviour will not be tolerated in Rochdale or anywhere else
Several men have been arrested by detectives investigating a suspected second child grooming gang in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, PA sources said.
The alleged victim is reported to be one of 47 girls questioned by police in relation to an earlier child sexual exploitation ring in the town.
Police in Manchester believe they have uncovered another sex ring in Rochdale.
The Manchester Evening News are reporting that several men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing the same girl.
The abuse is said to have taken place over a six-year period when the girl was in her teens.