UK Mayor Calls for Grooming Gang to Be Deported as They're Freed Back into Community
Deputy mayor of Greater Manchester deportation for convicted child rapists
A UK mayor is demanding that convicted members of a Rochdale grooming gang are deported from the country after it emerged the child rapists have been released from prison, straight back into the local community.
Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Beverley Hughes, a former MP, is demanding action after it was revealed that the child sex abusers were freed back into the same area where they targetted on their victims.
The men were jailed for preying on English girls as young as eleven in the working-class town of Rochdale.
However, they are reportedly already back in the area after being released from prison, according to The Manchester Evening News.
Hughes, who is responsible for police and crime in the region, has called for the deportation of three members of the grooming gang after they were recently seen roaming the streets and one survivor bumped into her rapist near her home.
The victim was left feeling “violated” knowing the criminal was allowed to walk free in Rochdale where he had terrorized children for years.
Bev Hughes described the incident as “completely unacceptable” and says the men should be deported “as swiftly as possible.”
“Their continued presence in the community will doubtless be very distressing to those affected by the appalling crimes they perpetrated," Deputy Mayor Hughes continued.
"Greater Manchester should have been rid of them a long time ago.
"These three appalling individuals were all found guilty of trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child in 2015.
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"Five years later, and more than 18 months after they all lost their appeals against the decision to strip them of their British citizenship, they remain living in our city-region with no clear timeline as to when their deportation will be finalized," Hughes continued.
"Only once these deportations are complete will justice finally be seen to be fully served, and only then will the community fully be able to begin to heal."
“The Mayor (Andy Burnham) and I have written to successive Home Secretaries, most recently only last month, calling for assurances that the deportation of these three men is still a priority for the Home Office," Hughes revealed.
"In light of these latest revelations, we again call on Government to prioritize the processing of their departure from the UK as swiftly as possible.
"When they are finally out of this country it will be not a moment too soon."