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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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Campaigner: This should be a wake up call to the nation

Peter Saunders from the National Association of People Abused in Childhood has told Daybreak that what happened in Oxford should be a "wake up call" to the country.

Peter Saunders from the National Association of People Abused in Childhood Credit: Daybreak

He said: "There's also Rochdale, Rotheram, and I've no doubt there are other places that are going to have similar tragic stories."

He added: "There are a great many people that have got a lot to answer for in terms of not taking these kinds of allegations seriously, we've seen it time and time again and it should be a wake up call to the nation for what we're doing to our children."

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