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Rotherham abuse whistleblower wins top Award at Women of the Year lunch

A woman from Rotherham, who blew the whistle on sex abuse cases in the town, has won an award for Oustanding Achievement at The Women of the Year lunch in London.

Jayne Senior Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Jayne Senior, ran an outreach programme for victims in Rotherham. She revealed that she reported nearly 1,700 cases of grooming or sexual exploitation to the children's services between 1999 and 2011.

On receiving her award she paid tribute to the courage of the 1400 victims and said: "Twelve months ago our town became the most infamous town not only in the UK but in the world. Fourteen hundred children had been abused in the most unimaginable way".

The Women of the Year Awards, which is in its 60th year, celebrates and recognises the achievement of women from all backgrounds.