Rotherham child sex grooming gang ringleader Arshid Hussain jailed for 35 years


Arshid Hussain - the ringleader of a gang who groomed, raped and abused teenage girls in Rotherham - has been jailed for 35 years.

His brothers Basharat Hussain, 39, and Bannaras Hussein, 36, got 25 years and 19 years respectively.

Their uncle, Qurban Ali, 53, was jailed for 10 years. Female accomplice Karen MacGregor, 58, was jailed for 13 years while Shelley Davis, 40, was given an 18 month suspended sentence.

Jailing the gang, who were said to have ruled Rotherham with impunity, Judge Sarah Wright told them: "The harm you have caused is of unimaginable proportions."

She paid tribute to the "immense courage" of the victims who came forward.