Woman convicted over False Asian Grooming Gang Claims

A woman has been convicted for falsely claiming she was groomed, trafficked and beaten by an Asian grooming gang.

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she claimed to have received text messages from her abusers.

Eleanor Williams, aged 22, of Cumbria, has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice after she lied about being abused by an Asian grooming gang.

She posted pictures of injuries on Facebook, claiming she had been trafficked and abused by an Asian grooming gang.

She was found guilty of eight charges of deception and obstructing justice by a jury at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

More than 100,000 people liked the Facebook post.

This consequently sparked protests in the area of Barrow-in-Furness and Tommy Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League, came to “investigate”.

Williams claimed she was victimised by an Asian gang, but the court also learned that she had reported being raped by several individuals as far back as 2017.

Williams released the images in May 2020 after alleging that she had been brought to an unknown house and raped.

Prosecutors asserted that she inflicted the wounds on herself using a blood-stained hammer that was discovered by the police at her residence.

Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford KC said it was the “finale” to a string of lies.

He told the jury: “The defendant goes online to her social media contacts and effectively finds random names on the internet she presents as being victims of trafficking or perpetrators.”

She allegedly sent herself several messages on social media that were sent by accused traffickers or other victims.

In other instances, she claimed to have received text messages from her abusers.

In reality, a Tesco employee from Essex was the owner of a Snapchat account she said belonged to an Asian trafficker named Shaggy Wood.

Additionally, the jury members were informed of Williams’ allegations that businessman Mohammed Ramzan had groomed her from the age of 12.

She stated that Ramzan forced her to work in Amsterdam brothels and even sold her at an auction in the city.

However, the prosecution found that while she was in Amsterdam, Ramzan’s bank card was being used in B&Q in Barrow.

The prosecution also likened Williams’ statement to the plot of the Liam Neeson movie Taken.

During his interrogation, Mr Ramzan said to Williams’ attorney:

“Don’t you think you have put my life through enough hell, or your client has?”

Jordan Trengove, one of the men she accused of rape, said in court that the accusations had destroyed his life.

Williams asserted that she hadn’t told a “pack of lies” and wished for the public to be aware of what had been and was currently occurring in Barrow.

Eleanor Williams will be sentenced in March 2023.

Ilsa is a digital marketeer and journalist. Her interests include politics, literature, religion and football. Her motto is “Give people their flowers whilst they’re still around to smell them.”

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