The leader of Rotherham Council was "right to step down", the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee has said, after a report found more than a thousand cases of child sexual exploitation during a 16-year period. Keith Vaz said:
When we took evidence, Rotherham Council were in denial and Mr Stone is right to step down. Others responsible should also be held to account.
At the time we were critical of South Yorkshire Police for their failure to charge and prosecute. We hope the latest figures show and improvement in the position.
Children as young as 11 were raped by large groups of men, a new inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has found.
A report into 16 years of child sexual abuse in Rotherham has concluded that the true scale of exploitation in the town will never be known.