Saturday, November 24, 2012

England: Rochdale takeaway Tariq’s Pizza Plus shut down amid child sex exploitation investigation

From Casualties United Blog:
A takeaway has been temporarily shut down amid a police investigation into alleged child sexual exploitation.

Magistrates imposed a three-month closure order on Tariq’s Pizza Plus in Milnrow, Rochdale, following concerns about an employee at the premises.

The man, who no longer works there, has been banned from contacting named individuals who are at risk of sexual exploitation.

He has received several “abduction notices” as an interim measure while police continue to gather evidence in their investigation.

Superintendent Chris Hankinson said: “In recent weeks, we have been informed about a pattern of anti-social behaviour relating to an individual who worked at these premises.

“An investigation is ongoing but we felt it was important to take proactive measures to safeguard any children who may come into contact with this individual.

“As a result, we issued him with a number of abduction notices which prohibit a person from associating with named individuals when they are at risk of sexual exploitation.

“This individual no longer works at, or associates with, the premises.

“Working in partnership with Rochdale Council, we have now secured a temporary closure of the premises to ensure that any risk to vulnerable youngsters is kept to a minimum while the criminal investigation continues.”