A convicted Rochdale grooming gang leader is still living in the UK nearly nine years after he was ordered to be deported.
In a case that shocked the nation, nine Asian men were convicted in 2012 of a range of sexual offences against children including rape, trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children in and around Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
Ringleader Qari Abdul Rauf was told he would be packed off to Pakistan after serving a jail term for child sex offences.
Rauf was pictured on January 18, 2024, being collected from his home in Rochdale by a friend who was taking him for a trip out
Although Rauf was stripped of his British citizenship, his deportation has been held up as Pakistan has reportedly refused to take him back. He is pictured leaving his family home in Rochdale on January 18, 2024
Although he was stripped of his British citizenship, his deportation has been held up as Pakistan — the other country where he enjoyed dual nationality — reportedly refused to take him back.
Last week he was collected by a friend and driven off for a trip out, our exclusive photos show.