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Exclusive: Teenage victim's account of sexual abuse ignored by police

Police in Manchester failed to investigate claims of sexual abuse despite receiving a written account from the teenage victim, ITV News can reveal.

Victoria Agoglia Byrne, 15, died from a suspected drugs overdose in 2003 but police have never pursued allegations from her and her family that she was sexually exploited by a gang of older men.

It follows revelations by ITV News that Greater Manchester Police failed to act on an internal report detailing claims of abuse against numerous girls in 2004.

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