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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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Oxfordshire council leader: 'I'm not going to resign'

Oxfordshire County Council boss Joanna Simons receives her CBE in 2011.

Oxfordshire County Council leader Joanna Simons insists she will not step down despite apologising for failing to stop a group of vulnerable girls being exploited by a paedophile ring in Oxford.

"There is going to be an independent serious case review which will look at the actions of all the agencies concerned," she told BBC's Newsnight.

"My gut feeling is that I'm not going to resign because my determination is that we need to do all that we can to take action to stamp this out.

"These are devious crimes that are very complicated."

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