Amongst the documents to vanish from the police evidence room at Rotherham police station are a teenager’s diary which chronicled her years of sex abuse at the hands of grooming gangs, a victim’s original interview notes with officers and a 14-year-old’s DNA evidence.Jesus wept!
Lizzie, who was groomed by a gang of Asian men from the age of 15, also raised fears that a corrupt officer told her abuser she had contacted the police.
She said: "I can remember ringing the police when I got attacked by one of them and somehow he found out and then he was messaging me, threatening messages. Now how did he find out, because nobody knew I'd been to do the interview and the statement?”You won't be too surprised to find this story isn't in this morning's 'Guardian', will you? They are still busy taking out an onion for Kadiza Sultana or fretting about minor contract disputes.
Bet your life they'd be all over South Yorkshire Police statements with a fine tooth comb if this was a complaint from Black Lives Matter, though...
Express.co.uk wrote to South Yorkshire Police presenting the allegations to them and setting out a series of questions for them to answer.
We asked the force whether it has launched an internal investigation into the disappearance of material from Rotherham police station, and whether it is considering bolstering security around the secure evidence room.
We also requested details of how many reports of evidence relating to child sexual exploitation going missing the force has received in the last six years.
The force declined to comment on the issue.Did they lose their boilerplate 'nuffin' to do wiv us, guv' prepared statement too?
H/T: Battsby via Twitter