PRITI Patel issued a no-nonsense vow to deport the child rapists who terrorised Rochdale, after victims were left terrified upon seeing their abusers strolling freely down their streets.
One victim of the prolific abuse which saw some girls raped hundreds of times and passed around men like property, physically shook and wet herself upon seeing one of her abusers walking past her in Rochdale’s city centre.
Another said that she had ‘never felt so afraid’ after realising that the taxi driver she was locked in with on her way into town was her own abuser who had been recently released from prison.
Muslim preacher Qari Abdul Rauf and eight other predators are among the list of monsters bizarrely still walking British streets – their crimes dramatised in the BBC’s Bafta-winning Three Girls.
Rauf, 51, received six years after being found guilty of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children under 16 and trafficking for sexual exploitation.
But after being freed on licence in November 2014 — after just two years and six months in prison — he returned home to his wife and five children, with the appalled British public promised that the child rapist and his counterparts would be stripped of their UK citizenship and sent back to Pakistan.
The group lost an appeal against the citizenship ruling in 2018, yet to date, no action has been taken, and victims continue to suffer severe trauma and fear upon seeing their abusers walking past their homes and down their streets.
Last night, after seeing images of Rauf shopping freely at a local supermarket printed in national newspapers, the angered Home Secretary vowed to act to do what her predecessors failed to do – deport the monsters back to their countries of birth.
Recent changes made by the Tories to immigration laws are expected to help fast-track the deportation order, while the Home Office have confirmed it has been ordered to investigate the matter.
‘The cases of the foreign national offenders involved in these crimes have recently been reviewed at the request of the Home Secretary’ a spokesperson said.