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Manchester sex abuse: 'Fundamental flaws' left children unprotected

Police and social workers investigating child sex exploitation in Manchester knew children were suffering "the most profound abuse... but did not protect them", a report has found.After a child's death in 2003, police identified at least 97 "predominantly Asian" suspects, but "very few" faced justice, the independent review found.The police operation was "prematurely closed down" after senior officers decided to "remove resources", it said.Police said "authorities fell short". Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Assistant Chief Constable Mabs Hussain said the force was now reviewing all the cases covered in the report and had made a voluntary referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct "to determine if there are any conduct m ...