Rochdale takeaway shut down by police after worker allegedly preyed on young girls for sex at premises

By Dean Wilkins

A takeaway that was allegedly used by a man to prey on young girls for sex in Rochdale is being shut down as police investigate exploitation claims.

The unidentified man worked at Tariq’s Pizza Plus, Milnrow, Rochdale, but has since moved on and officers were granted an order to shut down the premises for three months.

The offender was given numerous abduction notices and has been banned from making contact with individuals who are risk of being sexually exploited.

Superintendent Chris Hankinson, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “In recent weeks, we have been informed about a pattern of anti-social behaviour relating to an individual who worked at these premises.

“An investigation is ongoing but we felt it was important to take proactive measures to safeguard any children who may come into contact with this individual.

“As a result, we issued him with a number of abduction notices which prohibit a person from associating with named individuals when they are at risk of sexual exploitation.”

Rochdale police united with Rochdale Council to secure a temporary closure of the premises to ensure that any risk to vulnerable youngsters is kept to a minimum as the criminal investigation continues.

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