Twelve men, the majority of whom are from the Keighley and Bradford district, were due to appear before Bradford Magistrates today charged with child sexual offences. Police described the alleged offending as “non-recent” as they released the names of those charged.
All of the charges relate to two victims and are alleged to have occurred in the Bradford and Keighley areas between 1996 and 1998. Nine of the men charged are from the Keighley area, two are from the Bradford district and one is from Nottingham.
The 12 alleged paedophiles appearing in court today were:
- Abdul Shukoor, 45, of Keighley, has been charged with gross indecency and indecent assault of a girl under the age of 14.
- Amreaz Ashghar, 45, of Keighley, has been charged with two counts of rape and indecent assault of a girl under 16 and gross indecency of a girl under 14.
- Perwaz Ashghar, 48, of Nottingham, has been charged with indecent assault of a girl under 16.
- Mohamed Shabir Din, 45, of Keighley, has been charged with six counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault of a girl under 16.
- Ibrar Hussain, 44, of Keighley, has been charged with rape.
- Sajid Mahmood, 42, of Keighley, has been charged with rape.
- Zehroon Razaq, 44, of Keighley, has been charged with rape.
- Sheraz Ahktar Khan, 44, of Keighley, has been charged with rape.
- Mushtaq Ahmed, 52, of Keighley, has been charged with two counts of rape and indecent assault on a girl under 16.
- Imtiaz Ahmed, 58, of Keighley, has been charged with two counts of rape.
- Fayaz Ahmed, 42, of Bingley, has been charged with two counts of rape.
- Willard Anthony Clunis, 64, of Bradford, has been charged with indecent assault of a girl under 16.
Incompetence Or A Cover-up?
A seven-year investigation into alleged police corruption and misconduct linked to the Rotherham abuse scandal has concluded – but there is no date for when the findings will be published. It has been announced today that the report has been delayed again due to ‘IT problems’.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct launched Operation Linden into the conduct of South Yorkshire Police in relation to the scandal in 2014 and it has grown to become the second biggest inquiry in the organisation’s history after its probe into the Hillsborough disaster.
The report was investigating the police over “allegations from a failure to act on reported child sexual exploitation to corruption by police officers”.
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