Grooming gangs don’t just come ‘from one ethnic background’, Tories warned

‘Vast majority of sexual abuse cases do not involve ethnic minorities’, says Keir Starmer

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Monday 03 April 2023 11:10 BST
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Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman have been warned that sexual predators do not just come from “one background” and that a focus solely on ethnicity or race would be “very dangerous”.

The warning from Labour, the NSPCC and top academics came after the home secretary singled out British-Pakistani men as a major source of concern as the government reveals a range of measures to tackle grooming gangs.

Mr Sunak pledged that “political correctness” about ethnicity will not get in the way of a crackdown on grooming gangs as he promised tougher sentences and a new police taskforce.

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