A police report that revealed the Muslim grooming of 60 white girls went unpublished due to fears of offending the Islamic community, it has been reported.
The report identified eleven takeaway shops in Blackpool that Muslim workers used as “honey pots”, where the Asian men preyed on and sexually assaulted young white schoolgirls as young as eleven.
The unpublished report was commissioned after the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Charlene Downes in 2003, for which two Middle Eastern takeaway owners were acquitted in 2007.
The same men still run a kebab shop in Blackpool, which was also linked to Paige Chivers, a fifteen-year-old girl who went missing in 2007. Detectives believe she was killed like Charlene, whose body has never been found.
Details released of recent court cases in thirteen towns showed that out of 56 men convicted of multiple offences of grooming girls for sex, 50 were Muslim, and most were Pakistani.
Former Detective Superintendent Mick Gradwell warned that research into the problem was hampered by “political correctness and concerns about upsetting community cohesion”.