Rotherham Council's former chief executive from 2001 to 2003 has said he is in discussions with current employer Liverpool City Council over what he knew about a report into sexual abuse in Rotherham.
I abhor the actions of the perpetrators of abuse, both those who have been caught and those who have not yet been caught. Given the comments that have been made, and the associated media coverage, I will be discussing this matter in some detail with my current employers at Liverpool City Council in the coming days. I endorse the calls being made for a public inquiry and will continue to assist voluntarily and openly any investigation, review or public inquiry into this extremely serious matter.
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.