Anger as members of Rochdale grooming gang get legal aid to fight deportation… after already receiving £1m to unsuccessfully defend their criminal charges

Anger as members of Rochdale grooming gang get legal aid to fight deportation… after already receiving £1m to unsuccessfully defend their criminal charges, by Ian Drury.

Members of an Asian [Muslim] grooming gang are being given legal aid to fight deportation – after it emerged they have already received more than a £1million to unsuccessfully defend criminal charges.

There was outrage last night as it was revealed the paedophiles – who preyed on girls as young as 13 – are getting more taxpayers’ money to battle moves to strip them of their British passports and send them back to Pakistan.

Shabir Ahmed, 64, the ringleader of the Rochdale child sex gang, was given £249,707 to clear his name

The case is particularly sickening because, despite the depraved nature of their crimes, the men are trying to exploit Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – which safeguards the right to family life.

The four – who raped, abused and tormented young girls – claim booting them out of the country will harm their families. …

The four Pakistani men were convicted in May 2012 of preying on girls in Rochdale, plying them with drink and drugs before they were ‘passed around’ for sex.

Ahmed was given a 19-year sentence for conspiracy, two rapes, aiding and abetting rape, sexual assault and sex trafficking.

The others were given terms of between six and nine years and are already back on the streets after being released from jail.

Imagine if a British man moved to Pakistan and then raped a bunch of their young girls. Would he be given huge amounts of money to defend himself in court? What would happen to him? How they must laugh at the British — if a civilization cannot protect its young women, it has no future.

hat-tip Stephen Neil