VS responds to sentencing of Hussain brothers in Rotherham abuse case
26 February 2016
Lesley McLean, Manager for independent charity Victim Support in Rotherham, said:
“The women who made the brave decision to speak out and seek justice have shown tremendous courage and we hope the sentences passed today will go some way to helping them recover from the horrendous crimes they have suffered.
“As a charity which has supported many of these victims through our Vulnerable Victims’ Programme, and thousands of victims of sexual assault every year, we know that this appalling crime can leave a trail of destruction on victims’ lives. It is critical that victims know where to turn for help and that they will be believed and given the support they need.”
Notes to editor
Regardless of whether a crime has been reported to the police, anyone affected by crime can seek help from Victim Support. The charity’s specially trained staff and volunteers offer free and confidential practical help and emotional support no matter how long ago a crime took place. To get in touch, you can call our Supportline team on 08 08 16 89 111 or self-refer through our website by visiting victimsupport.org.uk.