The Government introduced additional help to sort out grooming gangs nationally, claiming victims had been being ignored due to political correctness.
Under the plans, extra information on the make-up of grooming gangs, together with ethnicity, would assist guarantee suspects ‘can’t disguise behind cultural sensitivities as a approach to evade justice’, the Government mentioned.
But Mohammed Ramzan, who was falsely accused by Eleanor Williams of main a grooming gang, mentioned he thought the announcement would stigmatise the British Pakistani neighborhood.
Suella Braverman, the Home Secretary, singled out British Pakistani males over considerations about grooming gangs as she accused authorities of turning a ‘blind eye’ to indicators of abuse over fears of being labelled ‘racist’ or ‘bigoted’.
He mentioned: “After the ordeal I’ve been by way of I discovered that disrespectful and offensive
“It’s making us really feel like second-class residents.
“There’s already sufficient of a divide.
“It makes you’re feeling nervous for the way forward for your youngsters. It’s scary occasions.
“Nobody’s saying there is not a difficulty however alienating the entire ethnic group is not going to unravel it.”
Mrs Braverman mentioned ‘weak white women dwelling in troubled circumstances have been abused, drugged, raped, and exploited’ by gangs, which she claimed had been ‘overwhelmingly’ made up of British-Pakistani males.
She insisted ‘it’s not racist to inform the reality’ about grooming gangs.
She mentioned: “It’s essential to not demonise an entire neighborhood and the overwhelming majority of British Pakistanis are law-abiding and easy folks, however additionally it is clear to say that in these cities … there have been cultural developments within the practices that we’ve seen and authorities and professionals have turned a blind eye out of concern of being known as racist.”
Downing Street defended her remarks however burdened a scarcity of proof linking baby exploitation and ethnicity.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman instructed reporters: “What she mentioned was that a few of these gangs had been largely made up of British Pakistani males.
“I consider that’s factually correct.”
Mr Ramzan was arrested in 2019 after Williams, 22, claimed he trafficked her and different women.
She was jailed for perverting the course of justice in March.
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