Police are actively pursuing suspects of child sexual exploitation in Pakistan, according to the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) head, to extradite them to the United Kingdom so that they can be charged with crimes.
On a radio program, Chief Constable Stephen Watson acknowledged that GMP was “seeking to bring suspects in from Pakistan,” but he declined to provide further information owing to ongoing legal proceedings.
He said, “The reality is, we will hunt down people who commit these offenses. We will hunt people down.” The crime that took place in the past “doesn’t stay in the past”, he added.
His remarks follow those of Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who drew criticism for saying that child sex offenders are typically British-Pakistani men whose cultural norms are at odds with British ideals.
Ms. Braverman remarked in reference to the Rotherham sex grooming scandal, which was shaken by the conviction of five British-Pakistani men for grooming, raping, and manipulating young girls in a child sexual assault scandal.