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Rotherham grooming gang member enjoys stroll in the sunshine just miles from scene of his crimes


A member of a Rotherham grooming gang has been pictured for the first time as he happily enjoys his freedom just a few miles from the scene of his sickening crimes.

The presence of Qurban Ali, 59, on the streets of north east Sheffield has outraged one of the victims of the Muslim paedophile ring which he was part of.

The former taxi firm boss was seen strolling around only five miles away from his old haunts in nearby Rotherham.

Ali was jailed in February 2016, alongside three of his nephews, after being convicted of conspiracy to rape at Sheffield Crown Court, but was cleared of three other charges including rape.

His nephew Arshid who was the group’s ringleader known as ‘Mad Ash’ was jailed for 35 years for 23 serious child sexual exploitation crimes between 1987 and 2003 including three rapes and 11 indecent assaults.

Arshid’s brothers Basharat and Bannaras were also was jailed for 25 years and 19 years respectively for similar crimes.

A dozen women who are now aged in their 30s gave harrowing evidence at their trial to describe how they were repeatedly abused by the gang.

Under the current legal system, a prisoner serving a sentence for a fixed length of time, is released automatically under the supervision of the probation service after serving half their term.

It is not known if Ali has any licence conditions which prohibit him from crossing over into Rotherham.