Biggest ever paedophile ring busted, 42 jailed

The last five members of Britain’s biggest grooming gang have been jailed, taking the total number of convicts to 42.

Mohammed Kammer, 38; Nahman Mohammed, 37; Wiqas Mahmud, 42; Mohammed Imran Ibrar, 38, and Abdul Rehman, 36, were convicted at trial in January and February after pleading not guilty, The Sun reports.

They were jailed for a combined 28 years at Bradford Crown Court on Thursday.

It means the group, based in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, have been handed a combined total of more than 500 years in prison.

The men were found guilty of carrying out or facilitating the sexual abuse of a young girl in the Huddersfield area between 2005 and 2010.

The abuse started when the victim was just 14 years old.

Trials for the group began in 2018 – with 42 men convicted in a five-year operation.

DCI Ian Thornes, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “Operation Tendersea has been a major investigation into what has been truly evil sexual abuse committed against young females in the Huddersfield area.

“The fact that the courts have now given more than a combined 500 years in prison to the men who committed these offences speaks volumes about their sheer depravity.

“In case after case we have heard how those involved regarded their victims as objects to be used and then trivially discarded with no regard whatsoever to their welfare.

“These were vulnerable young teenage girls who endured utterly sickening offences committed by persons who demonstrated standards of behaviour which means they are not fit to walk the streets.”

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire, said: “We are absolutely committed to preventing these heinous crimes and ensuring those that commit them are brought to justice.

“Every child in West Yorkshire deserves to grow up free from harm and protecting our most vulnerable is a key priority.”

This article originally appeared in The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission

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