Six men banned from contact with young girls after a council became the first to use civil injunctions to block child sexual exploitation can be named, a High Court judge has said.
Mr Justice Keehan said the names of Mohammed Anjam, 31, Omar Ahmed, 27, and Mohammed Javed, 34, could be revealed.
Alam Shah, 37, Sajid Hussain, 40, and Naseem Khan, 29, can also be named.
An injunction against a seventh man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also granted.
Police had raised concerns about the men’s safety if they were identified.
Sky News reported that the police had been compelled to release the names – but then avoided doing so themselves. The broadcast media I have heard have been reluctant to say who these men are. For every fool taken in by this deceit by the media there are hundreds who see through it. We’re not all fools.