Rishi Sunak vows to never let political correctness get in the way of catching grooming gangs who prey on children | The Sun

RISHI Sunak today vowed to never let political correctness get in the way of cops catching paedo gangs.

On a visit to Rochdale in Greater Manchester, the PM pledged he "won't rest" until British children are safe from sick predators.

And he announced a string of measures to help the Home Office crackdown on evil grooming gangs.

"Last year I said that if I became Prime Minister I wanted to take decisive action to stamp out this evil, and that is what we are announcing today," Mr Sunak said.

The father-of-two added: "I won't rest until we make sure that our children can grow up in an environment that is safe and secure."

Under the paedo clampdown, a new Grooming Gangs Taskforce will be formed, with specialist officers parachuted in to assist police forces in areas under threat from evil gangs.


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It will also now be mandatory for adults working with kids to alert cops of any suspicion that a child is being abused.

Meanwhile, the 45 day wait for parents to find out if a paedo lives in their neighbourhood will be slashed to 28 days. 

Currently it takes up to six weeks for authorities to respond to requests to know if a rapist lives next door.

That will be cut to less than a month.

Finally, cops will be able to use ethnicity data for the first time to stamp out suspects escaping justice because of cultural sensitivities.

The PM said: "We’re ensuring the police analyse and use data they have collected on the ethnicity of suspects.

"Political correctness should never get in the way of keeping young girls safe."

Mr Sunak described the failure of authorities to protect kids in Rochdale and Rotheram due to fears of being labelled racist as "simply appalling".

Home Secretary Suella Braverman said a “blind eye” was turned to “vulnerable white English girls being raped and drugged and harmed by gangs of British Pakistani men” due “to political correctness.”

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The PM added: "What is clear is that when victims and other whistle-blowers came forward, their complaints were often ignored by social workers, local politicians, or even the police.

"The reason they were ignored was due to cultural sensitivity and political correctness. That is not right."

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