In typical totalitarian fashion, the British government is now refusing to reveal any group membership of perpetrators of horrific crimes, in order to perpetuate a false narrative that is ideologically consistent with the official British synthesis of reality.
- More than 100 officers swoop on homes across Oxford this morning
- Alleged victims as young as 11, many of whom brought up in care
- ‘Groomed and given drugs so they could be raped by tormentors’
- Police chief: ‘Arrests intended to protect girls from further harm’
PUBLISHED: 10:08 GMT, 22 March 2012 | UPDATED: 12:47 GMT, 22 March 2012
More than 100 officers burst into the homes of gang members and their customers in synchronised swoops across the university city of Oxford at 6am.
The arrests formed part of Operation Bullfinch, which is investigating the child exploitation of 24 girls aged between 11 and 16, many of whom had been brought up in care.
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Police believe the alleged abuse had been going on for six years as the youngsters were groomed, sold for sex and even given drugs so they could be raped by their tormenters.
Detective Superintendent Rob Mason, of Thames Valley Police, said: ‘The investigation involves a criminal gang who are selling young girls for sex. Fourteen warrants have been executed across Oxford and 12 men are under arrest.
‘These include people involved in the business of selling young girls and their customers. The arrests were intended to protect the girls from further harm.’
Most of the alleged victims, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had been rescued by police officers and were said to be safe.
Det Supt Mason said he could not confirm that all were under the protection of police or social services.
The raids all took place in Oxford, with the girls all from the Oxfordshire area.