Police bosses were warned almost a decade ago about Sheffield’s ‘very entrenched sexual exploitation problem’, The Star can reveal today.

But the expert analyst who made the warning – having previously provided senior officers with names of suspected offenders in Sheffield and Rotherham in 2003 – said today nothing was done with the information.

Reported by the Sheffield Star. You can read the full story here. 

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