BBC drama Three Girls: Birmingham lawyer who helped bring down Rochdale grooming gang

Summary

A Brummie lawyer who helped to convict the Rochdale child groomers has told how he needed police protection after he and his family were threatened by the far right. Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) national lead on exploitation who was born and raised in Small Heath , found himself the target of a campaign of hatred, reports the M.E.N. The vitriol levelled at Mr Afzal came even though his decision as the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the north west to believe the victims of abuse and mount a prosecution led to the jailing of nine members of a Rochdale sex grooming gang in 2012. Now the father has spoken out following a BBC drama about the case, Three Girls. “What the film doesn’t show is what happened to me afterwards - because the far right decided to go for me.

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