Hacked Off has praised Times Journalist Andrew Norfolk for his investigation into child sexual abuse up and down the country, which has led to the exposure of the abuse of 1,400 children in Rotherham. His reporting has highlighted the failure of the police and child protection agencies to intervene speedily when alerted to dozens, and in this case hundreds, of offences.
Hacked Off Executive Director Joan Smith said: “This is investigative journalism at its best. Andrew Norfolk has uncovered a dreadful story of abuse, in Rotherham and elsewhere, which has been ignored or brushed aside for more than a decade. Hacked Off congratulates Andrew Norfolk and reiterates its support for press freedom, which is vital if those who abuse the trust of the public are to be called to account.”
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