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Three members of Rochdale grooming gang are STILL living in the town two years AFTER they were ordered to be deported


Three of the members of the Rochdale grooming gang now once again reside in the town where they abused girls as young as 12, it has been revealed. The men are known to be back in the Greater Manchester town just two years after losing the right to stay in Britain.

One of the men, Abdul Rauf, 51, is a father of five, a taxi driver and a former teacher at a mosque. His sentence was six years for trafficking and sex with a girl, who was aged 15.

Another, Abdul Aziz, 49, carried the more sinister title of 'the master' and is a father of three. He was originally sentenced to nine years for trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex with a child.

The third, Adil Khan, 50, was given eight years for conspiracy and trafficking a 13-year-old girl who fell pregnant.

A judge had previously rejecting their appeals against their British citizenship being revoked.

One of the gang's victims said: 'I feel violated to know he's living near me – in the same area where he hunted for girls like me.

'It's a total betrayal of grooming victims that he's allowed to stay.'

In 2017 the men had appealed against moves by the Government to strip them of their British citizenship.

But in 2018 their claims were dismissed on all grounds by the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.