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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Prosecutors to look again at Oxford abuse complaints

Prosecutors have pledged to look again at three historic cases involving victims of the Oxford sex ring after admitting more could have been done to investigate their claims. The CPS says it will re-examine the decision to take no further action over allegations of abuse from 2005 to 2006.

We want to encourage people who have experienced something similar to have the courage to come forward.

What we shouldn't do is as soon as we see a weakness - the girls had taken drugs or alcohol or they lied about something in the past - that means, 'this case is hopeless and we can't go ahead with it'.

Rather than be fatalistic and negative, it's about being really positive and saying, 'how can we really get to the truth here?'

– Baljit Ubhey, chief crown prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern

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