Deputy Children's Commissioner denies report is hysterical

The Deputy Children's Commissioner Sue Berelowitz has countered criticism of her report on child sexual exploitation describing it as "calm" and "measured".

Responding to accusations that the report was "hysterical", she told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that she had left out the most harrowing details.

She also said there was a risk of too much attention being given to high-profile cases involving Pakistani men.

She said this was just one of many models of exploitation and that data on the ethnicity of perpetrators only exists in six out of 10 cases.

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'Thousands of children' abused

Thousands of children each year are being sexually exploited by gangs and groups in England, according to a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner. If you are affected by any of these issues, call ChildLine on 0800 1111.