Distinckt Admin March 14, 2018 0 Comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTelford abuse: ‘I was sold twice a night’ A lawyer who led prosecutions against a child sexuality insult ring in Telford has said those cases were the “tip of the iceberg”. Former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal, who likewise oversaw similar high-profile cases in Rochdale, said he knew “more would come out”. Speaking amid calls for a new investigation, he said there were probably thousands of street grooming victims in the UK. West Mercia Police said it took all allegations “extremely seriously”. A Sunday Mirror investigation said the scale of sexual exploitation in Telford built it the UK’s “worst-ever child grooming scandal”. The paper claimed abuse in the town has been widespread since 1980, when it began with “groups of chiefly Asian men” targeting vulnerable white teenagers. Mr Afzal contributed several prosecutions concerning offences in Telford, including one against two brothers convicted of trafficking daughters for sex. Speaking on the Victoria Derbyshire programme, he mentioned: “I prosecuted, when I contributed nationally, the Telford original issue, I knew then that this was a bigger issue not only in Telford but everywhere.” Midlands Live: West Midlands Police joins nerve agent assault probe; Flood alerts issued across region Image caption Nazir Afzal said he imagines insult of this nature is happening all over the country Image caption Seven boys were prison in 2012 as part of West Mercia Police’s Operation Chalice, including brothers Ahdel Ali and Mubarek Ali Image caption Ahdel Ali and Mubarek Ali targeted vulnerable daughters in Wellington, Shropshire Leave a Reply Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Login Username or Email Address Password Remember Me Lost your password?