Grooming gang trio to lose British citizenship

Date published: 08 August 2018

Three members of the Rochdale grooming gang will be stripped of their British citizenship after losing an appeal to avoid being deported.

Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were among nine men from Rochdale and Oldham who were jailed in 2012 for exploiting girls as young as 13, had challenged Government moves to strip them of their British citizenship.

Their appeal was rejected by The Court of Appeal.

The ringleader, Shabir Ahmed, had also appealed the decision, but the outcome is not yet known.

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