h/t EDL Buck
- Laura Wilson, 17, from Rotherham had been groomed for sex by a string of British Pakistani men
- She was stabbed and thrown into a canal to die for informing her abusers’ families of their sexual relationships
- Council published review of her case but redacted key passages which reveal they knew she was at particular risk from Asian men
PUBLISHED: 06:06 EST, 7 June 2012 | UPDATED: 07:05 EST, 7 June 2012
Social workers knew for six years that a teenage mother, murdered for bringing shame on the families of two Pakistani men who had used her for sex, was at clear risk from predatory Asian gangs.
Laura Wilson, 17, from Rotherham had been groomed by a string of British Pakistanis before she was stabbed and thrown into a canal to die for informing her abusers’ families of the sexual relationships.
Her killer Ashtiaq Asghar, who was 18 at the time, was given a life sentence and will serve a minimum of 17-and-a-half years after he pleaded guilty to murdering Laura in October 2010.
But it has now emerged that Rotherham County Council’s social services were well aware she was at risk and had received information about certain adults suspected of targeting her from the age of 11.
Victim: Laura Wilson was stabbed and thrown into a canal for bringing ‘shame’ on the families of two Pakistani men who had groomed her for sex
Last week the council’s Safeguarding Children Board published a serious case review but key passages which reveal they knew she was at particular risk from Asian men had been blocked out with black lines.
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The council went to court in an attempt to tried to suppress the hidden information after a uncensored copy of the report was leaked to the Times newspaper but they have now abandoned legal action.
The uncensored report confirms that Laura, identified as Child S, had dealings with 15 agencies and identified ‘numerous missed opportunities’ to protect her.
It states that she eventually became ‘almost invisible’ to care professionals.