550 GROOMERS IN NEWCASTLEThis is astonishing if true:

More than 550 child sex groomers from the same city are to be kicked out of Britain.

Police have passed their details to the Home Office after smashing a giant sex ring run by taxi drivers in Newcastle.

They face deportation for posing a high risk of causing harm.

The Operation Sanctuary inquiry has so far led to 90 convictions resulting in gang members receiving jail sentences totalling more than 400 years.

Police have identified 640 victims of whom 166 are engaged with counselling and support services.

Officers found eight separate crime gangs running child sex rings across the city.

All 18 members of one were jailed after girls as young as 14 were plied with booze and drugs and forced to have sex with multiple partners.

Flats are being rented online to stage drug-fuelled “pop-up parties” where children are abused. Police have issued 220 child abduction notices warning suspects still at large they will be arrested if they approach youngsters.

Police said 60 taxi drivers suspected of “sexual exploitation” had been suspended.

Newcastle Council also said 29 taxi licences had been suspended while two have been revoked, while 10 court orders have been issued to stop slavery and trafficking.

Officers have also raided 60 premises and seized illegal booze and cigarettes worth £30,000, which were used to lure girls.

Maybe, just maybe, the British police should spend less time policing mean tweets and put more resources in protecting teenage girls. Just sayin’.

No details given of the perpetrators – probably Presbyterians from Latvia.