More than 1,000 children sexually exploited in single town over 30 years

More than a thousand children were sexually exploited over at least 30 years in Telford amid ‘shocking’ police and council failings, an inquiry has concluded.

Unnecessary suffering and even deaths of children might have been avoided, had West Mercia Police (WMP) ‘done its most basic job’ in acting on reports of such crime, according to findings published today.

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