South Yorkshire Police officers to be investigated by IPCC

The Independent Police Complaints Commission today said it would investigate 10 South Yorkshire police officers over their handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

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Labour party members suspended over abuse scandal

Labour has suspended four party members, including three councillors, over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Cllr Gwendoline Ann Russell, Jahangir Akhtar, Cllr Shaukat Ali, and Cllr Roger Stone have been suspended pending further investigation.

As Ed Miliband made clear last week large numbers of young people in Rotherham were systematically abused and then let down by those who should have protected them.

It cannot be allowed to stand.

In addition, two former members of the party will require NEC approval of any application to re-join the Labour Party

They are Shaun Wright and Maurice Kirk.

We have also suspended the current Rotherham local government selection procedure and put the Labour Party’s NEC in overall control of a new, rigorous selection procedure.

And we have instructed the Labour Group on Rotherham Council to set up a scrutiny committee on child protection that includes independent advisors to help rebuild public confidence in the council.

Further action against others in position of responsibility at the time may follow.

– Labour party

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