Grooming gangs review was ‘internal’, government says after 120,000 people demand publication

Apr 26, 2020

Mr Javid first promised the review in July 2018, pledging that there would be “no no-go areas of inquiry”.

He said that abusers convicted in high-profile cases had been “disproportionately from a Pakistani background”, adding: “I will not let cultural or political sensitivities get in the way of understanding the problem and doing something about it.”

In response to a freedom of information (FoI) request from The Independent asking for any research carried out, officials claimed publication was not in the “public interest”.

“The information could be misleading if made public and used out of context,” the letter added.

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