Grooming report leads calls for action on child sexual exploitation

A independent report into child sexual exploitation has revealed more than 3,000 children have gone missing in Greater Manchester in the last year.

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Critics blast report for ignoring ethnicity of offenders

The Coffey Report says many young victims are still "being preyed upon" across Greater Manchester.

But despite it being commissioned in the wake of the Rochdale Sex Abuse Scandal - critics say there is not one mention of on-street grooming by gangs of Asian men.

Former Detective Constable Margaret Oliver told ITV News that Ann Coffey is aware of the ethnicity of the offenders and the profile of victims.

She says the MP has employed 'wilful blindness' by intentionally watering down the report to look at child abuse in general, rather than looking at child sexual exploitation.

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