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The national inquiry into child abuse refused to investigate Britain’s most notorious sex-grooming scandals and barred key witnesses from giving evidence, it has been revealed.

Victims and experts blamed the decision not to examine mass offending in Rotherham and Rochdale on a “cowardly” reluctance to look at a pattern of group crimes in which men of Pakistani heritage have been over-represented.

Those dismayed by the public inquiry’s failure to hear their evidence include Sarah Champion, the campaigning Rotherham MP, and Nazir Afzal, a former chief crown prosecutor who brought to justice the Rochdale sex-grooming gang.

Maggie Oliver, a former Greater Manchester police officer who exposed the alleged cover-up of sex-grooming crimes in the region, accused the inquiry of being “too frightened to open the



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