In 2016, PC Amjad Ditta was appointed as an officer of West Yorkshire Police to a new position dubbed the “positive action coordinator”. Essentially his role was to boost the number of black and minority ethnic people applying to join the West Yorkshire force. Earlier today it was announced that Ditta had been allegedly involved in a grooming gang targeting young girls between the ages of 13 and 16 and that the crimes were committed while he was serving on the force.

In 2017, Ditta was declared “employee of the year” of Yorkshire police.

The charges stem from crimes committed between the years 2006 to 2009. Ditta was serving as an officer at the time of these offences. He is currently suspended from duty.

Among those charged:

  • Vaqaas Abbas, 30, charged with three counts of rape and three offences of supplying a class C drug
  • Nadeem Adalat, 34, charged with four counts of rape and four counts of supplying a class C drug
  • Sajid Adalat, 43, charged with rape
  • Vaseem Adalat, 33, charged with two counts of rape, trafficking and supplying a class C drug
  • Amjad Ditta, also known as Amjad Hussain, 35, charged with sexual touching
  • Christopher Eastwood, 45, charged with two counts of rape and two counts of supplying a class C drug
  • Metab Islam, 46, charged with six counts of rape, six counts of supplying a class C drug, two sexual assaults and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
  • Mohammed Rizwan Iqbal, 34, charged with rape
  • Ishtiaq Latif, 32, charged with sexual activity with a child
  • Asad Mahmood, 33, charged with two counts of rape and trafficking
  • Arfan Mir, also known as Khalifa Mughal, 36, charged with six counts of rape, three counts of supplying a class C drug, supply of a class A drug and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
  • Younis Mohammed aka Younis Khan, 34, charged with rape and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent
  • Nadeem Nassir, 39, charged with rape, supply of a class C drug and making threats to kill
  • Shahzad Nawaz, 40, charged with rape, supply of a class C drug and making threats to kill
  • Shazad Nazir, 44, charged with two counts of rape and two counts of supplying a class C drug
  • Sohail Zafar, 36, charged with rape and supplying a class C drug