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Joanna Simons

Payout call for victims of sex abuse

Four men jailed after Operation Bullfinch fail to get minimum sentences cut

Four men jailed after Operation Bullfinch fail to get minimum sentences cut

Nanford Guest House

Nanford boss says guest house code of conduct goes too far after Bullfinch scandal

Bullfinch victim and mother tell all in new books about their ordeal at hands of sex abuse gang

Bullfinch victim and mother tell all in new books about their ordeal at hands of sex abuse gang

Four of Bullfinch sex gang trying to get out of jail early

Four of Bullfinch sex gang trying to get out of jail early

Francis Habgood takes over from Sara Thornton as Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police

Despite Bullfinch, the public still has faith in Thames Valley Police, insists new Chief Constable

Investigation into police's Bullfinch failings has still not started

Investigation into police's Bullfinch failings has still not started

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid

Bullfinch: Culture Secretary - we need to tackle cultural reasons for grooming gang abuse

Theresa May, with Nicola Blackwood behind, at Abingdon Police Station

Home Secretary refuses to say if Bullfinch scandal will be part of child abuse inquiry

Protesters in Cowley Road demanding an independent inquiry into the Bullfinch failings

Video: Campaigners gather in East Oxford to call for independent inquiry into Operation Bullfinch

Residents of East Oxford are calling for an independent inquiry into Operation Bullfinch

Vigil calls for independent inquiry after Bullfinch report ‘whitewash’

An artist's impression of the Bullfinch defendants

Bullfinch: ‘No useful purpose in another inquiry on sex abuse scandal’

Dr Hojjat Ramzy, director of the Oxford Islamic Information Centre, wants to organise events to educate families about child sexual exploitation. Picture: Cliff Hide

Bullfinch: Muslim leader says community must unite to prevent abuse of young girls

Trevor Phillips

Bullfinch: Abuse ignored because of race, says the ex-chief of equal rights body

Anji Hall of the charity Clean Slate. Picture: Aimee Kirkham

Bullfinch: Board’s error as abuse review saw 50 boys counted as girls


Bullfinch: Take honours from ‘failed’ duo, say campaigners

Sara Thornton

Bullfinch won't stop police chief taking new job

Bullfinch Special Report: Findings, reaction and analysis round-up

Updated: 14 essential Bullfinch stories to know + video + your vote

Tilal Mahdi has been jailed for 18 years

Bullfinch: Another child sex abuser put behind bars while Kingfisher unit claims success as gang is convicted

Tilal Mahdi jailed for 18 years for sexually exploiting girls in Oxford

Update: Tilal Mahdi jailed for 18 years as victim describes her ordeal + video

Louise Chapman

Bullfinch: No evidence of grooming, says Tory councillor

Joanna Simons

Bullfinch: Most councillors ignore question on job of chief - what did yours say in our interactive graphic

A Serious Case Review pointed to catastrophic failures at the local authority over Bullfinch

Bullfinch: Victim's mum criticises social services over culture of 'blinkered arrogance'

Police have carried out patrols aimed to fight child sexual exploitation. During this patrol they stopped a motorist on an unrelated matter

Bullfinch: A friend of the girls calls for care staff to be disciplined

Dermot Norridge

Former cop: I was told to stop raising alarm years before Bullfinch

MP Andrew Smith

County MPs shy away from call for new inquiry

Father-of-one Francis Boua chats to reporter Annabal Bagdi in the wake of the Bullfinch Serious Case Review. Picture: Ed Nix

Shocked residents now 'look out' for safety of each other

Senior Investigating Officer Simon Morton

'Police failed but no-one recognised problem'

Former county council leader Keith Mitchell, front, with, from the left, embattled chief executive Joanna Simons, plus Caroline Bull, Alex Hollingsworth, Paul Hudson and Sally Dicketts at the signing of a memorandum of understanding in 2005.

'I couldn't have done things differently as council leader'


IPCC to consider action against individual staff

The NHS is among the services that have been criticised

Support groups 'can help tackle abuse problem'

An artist's impression of the Bullfinch defendants

Bullfinch: Picture of abuse is put together piece by piece


Community leaders give views on report

Det Insp Laura MacInnes, left, with social care team manager for Kingfisher team, Sue Evans, at the unit

Building trust to get justice for victims

Prime Minister David Cameron hosts a summit on child sexual exploitation at 10 Downing Street in London

PM promises action to tackle 'abuse on an industrial scale'

Senior members of the East Oxford Muslim community, from left, Mohammed Nawaz, chairman of Stanley Road Mosque Riaz Ahmed, Imam Monawar Hussain and Abdul Aziz

Asian community leaders tell of shock as scandal unfolded

Police carry out patrols in Cowley Road in 2013. This was an unrelated matter they were dealing with while out on patrol.

Gang put their victims through 'sheer torture'

Jim Leivers, director of Oxfordshire County Council’s children’s services, speaks to our reporter Joe Nimmo. Picture: Damian Halliwell

'Top to bottom changes have turned child services around'

Det Chf Supt Andy Murray is quizzed by Oxford Mail assistant editor Jason Collie. Picture: Ed Nix

'Police failed victims of abuse gang and we cannot let it happen again'

Oxford East MP Andrew Smith and Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood outside the Kingfisher Unit at Cowley police station

MP calls for a public inquiry into failures to protect girls

Maggie Blyth presenting the report yesterday. Picture: Ed Nix

Evidence of gang's organised abuse was ignored for years

County Council leader Ian Hudspeth

This was an honest review, says Hudspeth

Marilyn Hawes of Enough Abuse UK

Campaigner calling for heads to roll

Joanna Simons yesterday resisted calls to resign as chief executive of Oxfordshire County Council in the wake of the Bullfinch scandal.

County council chief executive says she will not quit early

Our reporter Alex Wynick talks to Chief Constable Sara Thornton about the failings within Thames Valley Police

Chief Constable admits that force failed victims but says it has improved

Maggie Blyth

Bullfinch: Authorities missed opportunities to uncover grooming gangs

Jayden Parkinson’s mother at the demonstration yesterday. The face of the mother of one of the Bullfinch victims has been obscured to protect her daughter’s identity. Picture: Ed Nix

Bullfinch report reveals many more victims as mother calls for resignations

Bullfinch: Serious Case Review

Blog: Bullfinch abuse scandal Serious Case Review - what went wrong

Marilyn Hawes

Update: Bullfinch: More than 350 youngsters potential abuse victims as campaigner calls for action not apologies

Tilal Mahdi

Man who exploited girls was arrested by Operation Bullfinch detectives

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