West Midlands Police failed to publish a report showing the full scale of child sexual exploitation in the region for SIX YEARS and the link to Asian grooming gangs.

Damning documents obtained by the Birmingham Mail show how the force and city council had failed young victims but the escalating scale of the abuse was not made public.

The confidential 2009 West Midlands Police report was released only after a Freedom of Information request by our reporter.

Reported by the Birmingham Mail. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.