Calderdale lawyer speaks out after abuse case review

Lawyer Richard Scorer.
Lawyer Richard Scorer.

A Calderdale lawyer has spoken out after a damning report found “missed opportunities” to stop child exploitation in Rochdale.

Richard Scorer, who lives in Hebden Bridge, is a senior solicitor with Manchester-based legal firm Pannone, and represented some of the abused girls in the Rochdale case, where nine Asian men were jailed for grooming young white girls for sex earlier this year.

He said the report showed a “catalogue of failings “and it was “very likely” they would be taking legal action against authorities for failing to protect them.

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