THE daughter of a Telford sex abuse victim says her murdering dad must stay locked up until he apologises.
Tasnim Lowe spoke out after a Sunday Mirror investigation exposed a sex abuse ring that targeted as many as 1,000 victims over four decades.
Caters News Agency Tasnim Lowe has spoken out about her unremorseful dad, who sexually abused and killed her mum and other members of her family
One of the victims, Tasnim’s mum Lucy, was just 14 years old when she gave birth to her after being groomed by taxi driver Azhar Ali Mehmood.
When she was 16, Mehmood, 26, set fire to her house, killing her, her mum Eileen and sister Sarah, 17, in 2000.
Mehmood was jailed for murder but never investigated for child sex crimes despite getting Lucy pregnant when she was only a schoolgirl.
Last night Tasnim, 18, told Mirror Online how she visited her dad in prison once she turned 16.
Azhar Ali Mehmood was jailed for killing Lucy Lowe, her mum Eileen and sister Sarah
The business admin officer said: “I was just curious about him, what he was like.”
Tasnim was a 15-month old baby at the time of the blaze, and was moved to safety before the fire was lit.
She said Mehmood wrote her a 16-page letter a week before they met in which he accused her granddad of setting fire to this house.
“I thought that maybe he might tell me the truth but he wouldn’t tell me it. He just denied it.
PA:Press Association Lucy Lowe was 16 when she was killed by her abuser, Mehmood
“He took away a whole lifetime with my mum. If he admitted it to me I’d have to think about having contact with him but he has shown no remorse.”
Mehmood has been jailed for life but will soon be eligible for parole.
Tasnim added: “He shouldn’t be let out until he has said sorry for what he did.
“What he’s done makes me frightened of him.
Press Association Images Telford MP Lucy Allan has described the revelations as ‘shocking’
“We have to live in the shadow of it every day.”
“I just want the whole grooming business to stop. I want it all to go away now.
In another case in 2002, schoolgirl Becky Watson, 13, was killed in an unexplained car accident in the Shropshire town.
Despite the smash being recorded at the time as a “prank” gone wrong, it later emerged she had reportedly been abused by an Asian grooming gang since she was 11.
Anonymous victim “Holly” shared on Good Morning Britain how she was threatened with having her family members raped and their homes burned down if she went to the police.
Social workers are said to have known about the offending in Telford as far back as the 1990s, but it took cops a decade to launch a probe.
Seven men were jailed in 2013 following Operation Chalice, but the Mirror says authorities were warned of the abuse a decade before the probe by West Mercia Police.
St Patrick’s Day Revellers Enjoy Boozy Night On The Town As They Celebrate Irish Grand Slam Win At Twickenham
REVELLERS painted the town green as they enjoyed a boozy night celebrating the historic Six Nations finale on St Patrick’s Day.
Ireland made sure it was a day to remember after securing the side’s third ever Grand Slam win at Twickenham – overwhelming defending champions England 24-15 to join the men of 1948 and 2009 in the country’s rugby hall of fame.
Mercury Press St Patrick’s Day revellers enjoy a boozy night on the tiles in Manchester where people dressed in Guinness hats and green costumes
Jubilant rugby fans hit the streets along with millions of other partygoers dressed in bright green outfits, Guinness pint hats and waving Irish flags.
Actor Mark Hamill was among those leading the celebrations in Dublin where he was the event’s first ever international guest of honour.
“Today the whole Galaxy is Irish”, he tweeted ahead of the celebrations.
The galaxy might not be, but planet Earth certainly is: March 17 is the day many of the world’s most famous landmarks illuminate green.
In Budapest, Hungary, the piers of the famous Chain Bridge stood out in bold green against the dark backdrop of the city.
The Empire State Building in New York and Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, Brazil, have also been given the Irish treatment in previous years.
Mercury Press Paddy’s Day partygoers braved the snow in Manchester to celebrate the annual event on Saturday
Mercury Press A pair of lads donned Guinness hats and matching pints as they marked the historic March 17 for Ireland
Mercury Press Revellers refused to let the freezing cold weather and snowy conditions put them off having a night on the tiles on Saturday
Mercury Press Revellers in Manchester ignored the cold weather as hundreds marked St Patrick’s Day on Saturday
Mercury Press St Patrick’s Day revellers braved the cold weather to enjoy a night on the town in Manchester on Saturday
But Dublin remains the focal point of St Patrick’s Day and thousands took to the streets to celebrate.
This year’s parade will start from Parnell Square at noon and march down O’Connell Street before crossing the River Liffey and finishing at Kevin Street.
Skellig Michael, an island off the coast of Kerry, was used as a location in the latest movie, Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi.
And Hamill, who spent time in County Kerry shooting Star Wars, has a family connection to the great country.
PA:Press Association Star Wars actor Mark Hamill led St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Ireland
Reuters Thousands of Irish rugby fans descended on Twickenham for the Six Nations finale
PA:Press Association Rugby fans braved the cold weather in London, hoping their team clinches the Grand Slam against England
PA:Press Association Participants take part in the St Patrick’s day parade as it makes it’s way down O’Connell street in Dublin
Alamy Live News Thousands took to the streets of Dublin in very interesting costumes for the annual parade
PA:Press Association Hamill looked in great spirits as Dublin’s first ever international guest of honour
Alamy Live News The parade in Dublin parade is to feature over 2,000 members of marching bands
PA:Press Association Thousands took to the streets of Dublin to watch the incredible procession featuring skilled performers and elaborate floats
PA:Press Association Spectators sit on the O’Connell monument to watch the St Patrick’s day parade in Dublin
His great-grandmother Elizabeth Keating was born in Kilkenny in 1873, and left Ireland for America when she was a teenager.
Saturday’s parade made its way through the city and featured over 2,000 members of marching bands from across the country, floats, and performers.
Irish actor Liam Cunningham, famous for his role as Davos Seaworth in television series Game Of Thrones, led this year’s event.
EPA The piers of Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, were illuminated green
AP:Associated Press The Chicago River has been dyed a bright shade of green, kicking off the city’s St Patrick’s Day festivities
AFP or licensors The Vilnia river in Lithuania was also coloured green
Getty Images – Getty Dubliners clambered onto lamp posts to see the procession
PA:Press Association Spectators at the St Patrick’s day parade as it makes it’s way down O’Connell street in Dublin
PA:Press Association A man is dressed as St Patrick during the parade in Dublin
You Don’t Have To Be A Plus Size To Be A Plus One
NEW research has proved what many of us have known for years – you are more likely to put on weight in a relationship than when you are single.
A study of more than 15,000 people has found those in couples are a fifth less likely to be a normal weight.
Getty – Contributor People in relationships put on weight… who’d have thought it?
Apparently regular family meals are the main culprit, as well as the fact that we eat larger portion sizes in company than when alone.
But the part of the study that really caught my eye was its conclusion that married people gain weight because they no longer need to remain thin to attract a mate.
In other words, once we’ve snared our partner and the door has slammed on freedom, we let ourselves go and start eating all the pies.
I have to say, I find that a bit depressing for various reasons, the biggest being the implication that you are only attractive if you are thin.
Ian Shaw Why should getting married change so much?
But also, am I being idealistic in thinking that being married shouldn’t signal the end of our desire to make an effort to be attractive to our partner?
By the way, in the interests of accuracy, let the records show that I did indeed put on weight after I got married.
But in my defence, if defence is needed, that had far more to do with having two babies than letting myself go.
My husband, meanwhile, hasn’t put on a pound during 23 years of marriage.
To be fair, he spends a lot of time at the gym making that happen but it still drives me nuts. Not nuts enough to go to the gym, you understand.
But then again, I’ve never spent hours at the gym. I didn’t before we got married and so it’s no surprise that I don’t now either.
The reality is that in order to be comfortable enough to get married to someone, and to have children with them, you’ve got to be comfortable in your own skin.
By the time most of us get to that point in a relationship we’ve realised that yes, looks matter but lots of other things do too.
It’s no coincidence that marriage vows mention “For better and for worse, for richer and poorer” but not “For fatter or for thinner”.
In an ideal world we would all celebrate the fact that women come in all shapes and sizes.
Getty – Contributor Plus size model Ashley Graham
Just look at Kelly Brook, Elle Macpherson, Ashley Graham and Jodie Marsh to name but a few — all different but all gorgeous in their own way.
Unfortunately though, there is still a lot of societal pressure — on women especially — to be thin.
And I think younger women are more susceptible to that pressure.
So I really loved reading about Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm, 26, throwing away her scales after being told repeatedly during her modelling career that she needed to lose weight.
On her blog she shared a picture of herself wearing a bikini during a photoshoot with the caption, “This girl is not fat. I remember around when this photo was taken, I had been told that I needed to lose weight.”
Getty Images – Getty Bridget Malcolm says she is giving up dieting
Having ditched the scales, she’s put on weight but says that now she doesn’t “give a f***” about that, having previously been “at war” with her body.
She still looks blooming brilliant, by the way. She’s a fantastic example of the power of self-acceptance and of not letting people tell you that you should look a certain way.
It’s also a reminder that becoming a size zero requires such a level of dedication that it is a life’s work.
I can only imagine that, as the truth is that I eat what I want when I want.
But I’ve been to my fair share of parties and events populated by beautiful women who are very trim.
So I’m in a position to make the following two observations: Yes, they might look great but they also often look bored and miserable.
That is partly because they can’t eat or drink anything but also because, more often than not, they are there as a Plus One, a beautiful show pony accompanying a more successful man.
Facebook User Data Breach As ’50 Million Profiles Were Used To Predict And Influence Us Voters’
A DATA analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign reportedly tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission.
The data leak allowed Cambridge Analytica, which had ties to Trump campaign strategist Steve Bannon, to capitalise on social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, The New York Times and The Guardian reported.
Reuters The firm had links to the Trump campaign in the 2016 US presidential election
Facebook said it suspended Cambridge Analytica over allegations that it kept the improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had been deleted.
In a blog post, the social network explained that the firm had received user data from a Facebook app that purported to be a psychological research tool, though the firm was not authorised to have the information.
Roughly 270,000 people downloaded and shared personal details with the app.
Cambridge Analytica later certified in 2015 that it had destroyed the information it had received, according to Facebook, although the social network said it received reports “several days ago” that not all the data was deleted. Facebook says it is investigating.
AP:Associated Press Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pictured above. The social media site have said they are investigating
Facebook has also suspended the access of Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories; University of Cambridge psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who created the app in question; and another individual, Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies, who also allegedly received user data from the app.
Cambridge Analytica denied wrongdoing in a statement, saying the parent company’s SCL Elections unit hired Kogan to undertake “a large scale research project in the US,” but subsequently deleted all data it received from Kogan’s company after learning the data was obtained in violation of Facebook policies.
The firm said none of Kogan’s data was used in its 2016 election work for the “avoidance of doubt.”
Kogan did not immediately reply to an emailed request for comment. Wylie could not immediately be located.
AP:Associated Press More than 50 million Facebook accounts were tapped without the permission of the users
Cambridge Analytica – which claims to build psychological profiles based on personal details from millions of Americans to categorise individual voters – is best known for its political work during the 2016 US presidential campaign.
But Trump’s campaign Saturday denied using the firm’s data, saying it relied on the Republican National Committee for its data.
The firm had secured a $15 million investment from billionaire Robert Mercer – who supported the Trump campaign – and wooed Bannon with the promise of tools that could identify the personalities of American voters and influence their behaviour, it’s claimed.
Splash News It’s claimed the firm wooed Bannon with the promise of tools that could identify the personalities of American voters and influence their behaviour
But Cambridge Analytica did not have the data to make its new products work, so the firm harvested private information from the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission.
A representative for Bannon did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
The company has surfaced in the U.S. probes into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. British officials are also investigating the firm in connection with the June 2016 EU referendum.
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