Men took their pleasure as sexual exploitation became a way of life for many Rotherham children. Police watched it happen.
The town’s district commander for a four-year period from 2001, during which police ignored a series of warnings about the growing scale and severity of offending, was Detective Chief Superintendent Christine Burbeary.
As commander, she played a leading role in a community cohesion task force, set up to combat Islamophobia after the September 2001 terrorist attacks. Although Muslims represented less than 4 per cent of the local population she opened Islamic prayer rooms in two police stations.
Ms Burbeary, now aged 65, has been accused by specialist workers of turning a deaf ear to repeated pleas for action against groups of men, mainly of Pakistani origin, who were using and selling young white girls for sex.
A senior officer who has since retired told The Times that the publication of the Macpherson report in 1999, labelling the Metropolitan police “institutionally racist”, had a paralysing effect on other forces. “To be accused of being racist is the biggest problem a police officer can have. In South Yorkshire, you feared to tread in certain areas because of the racial dimensions. Self-appointed community leaders became very powerful and you upset them at your peril. To avoid such problems, some senior officers went the other way.”
The commander is said to have verbally attacked a researcher, who was funded by the Home Office and whose letter warned the force’s chief constable in 2001 that police in Rotherham were not doing enough to “protect children at risk and target their abusers”.
She was also involved in attempts to amend sections of a report in which brothers from a family of Pakistani origin were linked to sex offences against 54 young girls.
Serving under Ms Burbeary was Inspector Anita McKenzie, who also retired in 2005. She headed the district’s community safety unit and received monthly reports from youth workers. These contained offenders’ names, mobile phone numbers, home addresses and the locations where abuse took place. It is believed that none of the reports led to a prosecution.
The intelligence was apparently entered into “Box 5” of the force’s computer network. This was said to be a secure system designed to protect the source’s identity … a grading of intelligence known as “level 5”, which permits access to confidential material on a “need-to-know basis”… said (to be) an effective way to handle sex-grooming intelligence and that it also protected victims… but in practice it meant, according to one member of staff, that it “disappeared into a black hole and was never seen again”. Few police officers were permitted access to the information and most were unaware of its existence.
NWN: This type of Police corruption has been going on for decades now. The 'Macpherson report' finally did for the 'old time copper' whose only job was to catch crooks. The new breed are promoters of the social engineering stunt that we call 'political correctness', but which is in reality the genocide of the white British people. For the 'top coppers' like the one named in the above Times report, Detective Chief Superintendent Christine Burbeary, should really bear in mind that 'only following orders' was not permissible or acceptable at Nuremburg.