Abuse victims could receive £100,000 in compensation


Child sexual exploitation victims in Rotherham could receive £100,000 each in compensation for the abuse they suffered, a lawyer leading legal action has said.

David Greenwood, of Switalskis Solicitors, representing 18 abused girls, said the six-figure estimate is based on previous payouts around the country.

He has previously said he is hopeful out-of-court settlements can be negotiated.

Three more abuse victims have come forward this week, in addition to the firm’s 15 existing clients.

Legal action is being started against Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police. Mr Greenwood said: “The victims could be compensated on average by around £100,000.”