A report reveals that Roma children as young as 12 are being sold for sex in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas.
Residents in the Govanhill area of Glasgow told The Times newspaper of either being offered children for sex or being approached outside bars by the children themselves.
The newspaper reported that in September 2015, Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council recorded in minutes that an “issue had been raised regarding child prostitution within Govanhill” and youngsters were found to be wandering the streets of the area at night.
Police claimed they have “no information or intelligence to substantiate the concerns” raised by locals but vowed to conduct a complete investigation into the issue.
Govanhill has the highest Roma population in Scotland. Locals said more needed to be done to deal with the problem.
“The sexual exploitation of Roma children in Govanhill is a long-standing issue and has been for 10 years or…