May: Lessons from sex ring trial

The Home Secretary has said police and social services in Oxford need to learn lessons from the "appalling" abuse of a group of vulnerable young girls. Seven members of a paedophile ring were found guilty of sexually abusing and exploiting them.

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Failures in Oxford paedophile ring case

Seven men were convicted today of preying on vulnerable girls in Oxford. Their victims were groomed, abused and forced into prostitution. The youngest of them was just 11 years old.

In accepting their mistakes in the case, social services acknowledged they had never come across anything like this before. The Director of Public Prosecutions said this evening such cases must be considered very differently in future.

ITV News social affairs editor Penny Marshall reports:

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