From the Star (Sheffield) paper…
The National Crime Agency probe into the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal is set to continue for ‘several years to come’.
The top level investigation was launched in response to an independent report by Professor Alexa Jay, who was asked to look at the issue of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and discovered that 1,400 children had been abused by men of predominantly Pakistani heritage over a 16-year period while those in authority failed to act.
South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council were criticised for their failings.
The NCA launched Operation Stovewood in 2014 to investigate historic cases and so far 180 arrests have been made, with a warning of more to come.