Victims’ pain understandable
‘IF I HAD A GUN, I’D SHOOT YOU’: SEX ABUSE VICTIMS SHOUT DOWN ROTHERHAM POLICE CHIEF
Abuse victims and relatives shouted down South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright as the region’s Police and Crime Panel passed a motion of no confidence against him.
In an impassioned public meeting of the Panel, Sarah Wilson, whose sister Laura was abused and killed in 2010 by Ashtiaq Ashgar, shouted at Shaun Wright: “You let my sister be murdered. You let us be groomed… You should be out or dead.”
She added: “Alarm bells have been ringing since I was 11 years old.
“How can you sit there and deny everything you’ve done? You can’t even look at me.
“You’ve done nothing to support us. I’ve had to live with this for 12 years and you’re still in your job. You should resign.”
Sky News reports that another woman said that when she was found aged 12 with older men, she was the one who was arrested. “He was a convicted sex offender but police arrested me. Why?
“What’s going to happen if we come forward? Nothing’s going to be done just like nothing’s been done in the past.”