THE detective who exposed the Rochdale child abuse scandal has claimed she was bullied by police chiefs for speaking out on grooming gangs.
Maggie Oliver said her professional life was made “torture” after she told senior officers that police were not doing enough to protect girls from a predominantly Asian paedophile ring.
The former detective constable resigned from Greater Manchester Police in late 2012 over failures that allowed the Rochdale perpetrators to escape justice for many years.
However before she quit she alleges she was bullied for a year and a half while working on Operation Span, the investigation into Rochdale.
Ms Oliver has not spoken publicly about her bullying so as not to detract from the way in which the young victims were let down by the police.