PAKISTANI Muslims have been accused of being responsible for a ‘shocking’ amount of grooming cases in Bradford.
Despite the group making up just 24.7% of the population, around 63% of all Grooming Cases in Bradford are of Pakistani/Muslim origin.
David Ward, a Local Independent/LibDem Councillor asked what is being done to address the fact that a “shocking” amount of suspects in grooming cases in Bradford were of Pakistani origin.
Cllr Ward said: “These charts show a disproportionate number of perpetrators that are Asian, and it is something we need to address.
“If we don’t ask these questions, Tommy Robinson will next time he is down in Bradford.
“There is nothing in this report that really refers to this statistic. It is a shocking statistic – 63 per cent of perpetrators. This has an enormous impact on community cohesion, but we have to ask these questions, if we don’t others will.”
Michael Jameson, head of Children’s Services on Bradford Council, said the rise was due to increasing awareness of child safeguarding issues, and the warning signs of grooming.