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Nine men jailed over grooming

Nine men have been sentenced to between four and 19 years in jail after being found guilty of being part of a child sexual exploitation ring involving vulnerable girls.

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Abdul Qayyum sentenced in grooming case

Abdul Qayyum, 44, was jailed for five years for conspiracy.

Abdul Qayyum Credit: PA

He was a driver for Streamline Taxis in Middleton, Greater Manchester, and was known by the name "Tiger".

Philip Boyd, defending, said of his client: "He is a hard-working man of significant character in his community. He has a young family and wife who will be placed under considerable pressure by this conviction."

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