Six men have been arrested and almost 50 alleged victims of rape, abuse and sex slavery aged as young as 12
Police believe they have smashed what could be Britain’s biggest child-sex ring.
Six men have been arrested so far and officers have identified almost 50 alleged victims of rape, abuse and sex slavery aged as young as 12.
Detectives fear those numbers could easily reach more than 100 in a case potentially bigger than the Rochdale grooming scandal.
The men suspected of carrying out the abuse are of various nationalities, a source said.
Police originally believed they were dealing with two separate rings operating in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
But they now suspect a large gang was targeting vulnerable youngsters across the city.
Officers have already taken statements from 10 girls but there are a further 37 who they think were abused and are waiting to interview.