Social workers apologise for not protecting schoolgirls

Police and social workers have apologised for not protecting vulnerable schoolgirls who were sexually abused and exploited by a paedophile ring. The admissions of failure saw the girls being drugged and raped when they were supposed to be in the care of the authorities.

Seven out of nine men on trial were found guilty of offences against six girls and were remanded in custody for sentencing next month.