John speaks to BBC Look North about Rotherham child sexual exploitation inquiry

John was interviewed by the BBC yesterday (Tuesday 2 September 2014) about the recently published report into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham.

He told Look North the council and police did not make him aware of the level of abuse and said: “If I’d had an inkling or an idea of the scale and seriousness of this I would not have let it rest.”

He said the report raised serious questions of councillors, senior council management and the police which needed to be dealt with. He said public confidence had to be rebuilt and victims needed long-term support.

Watch the full interview below.