"They have been failed again" – victims of Rochdale grooming gang are still bumping into their attackers

Members of the Rochdale grooming gang are still living in the town a decade after preying on girls as young as twelve, the Manchester Evening News understands.

One woman who was abused by the gang, wet herself and had to run into a shop after spotting her attacker in the town centre, according to locals.

Another victim bumped into her abuser in a nightclub only last week, it has been claimed.

Shabir Ahmed, 66, Qari Abdul Rauf, 50, Abdul Aziz, 48 and Adil Khan, 49, were among nine men convicted in 2012 of a catalogue of serious sex offences against vulnerable victims in Rochdale.

As the only groomers to have dual UK-Pakistani citizenship, they were at risk of being deported back to Pakistan – but none of the four appear to have been deported or are facing deportation.