The Oxford Mail report:

LAWYERS were paid more than £14,000 to monitor the Old Bailey grooming gang trial for Oxfordshire County Council.

Five of the six victims of the Oxford child sex ring were in the care of county social services when they were abused.

And figures obtained by the Oxford Mail through the Freedom of Information Act show the authority paid a law firm £200 a day to sit in on the 18-week trial.

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