Child predators not from ‘one background’, home secretary warned

The home secretary claims British-Pakistani men are a major source of concern

Dominic McGrath
Tuesday 04 April 2023 19:49 BST
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Suella Braverman has been warned that sexual predators do not just come from “one background” and that a focus solely on race could create new “blind spots” when tackling child abuse.

The warning from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) comes after the home secretary, as the government prepares to announce a range of measures to tackle grooming gangs, singled out British-Pakistani men as a major source of concern.

“What’s clear is that what we’ve seen is a practice whereby vulnerable white English girls, sometimes in care, sometimes who are in challenging circumstances, being pursued and raped and drugged and harmed by gangs of British-Pakistani men who’ve worked in child abuse rings or networks,” she told the Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme on Sky News.

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