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Names of suspects were not revealed in the article. In similar cases suspects have been overwhelmingly Muslims, mainly from Pakistan. The demographics of the London Borough of Newham in which Stratford is located supports the case that a similar dynamic is operating here.
Newham has the youngest overall population and one of the lowest White British populations in the country according to the 2011 Census. The borough has the second highest percentage of Muslims in Britain, after the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, at 32%.

When using Simpson’s Diversity Index on 10 aggregated ethnic groups, the 2001 census identified Newham as the most ethnically diverse district in England and Wales, with 9 wards in the top 15. Source

Muslims made up 32% of Newham’s population in 2011.


Four girls between the ages of 13 and 15 have reported being raped by a grooming gang who operate from a McDonald’s restaurant in Stratford, east London.

Three boys and three men have been arrested after a police crackdown on the site identified at least 30 other potential victims.

Detectives believe that number will grow as they appeal for others to come forward.


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