PETITION: We demand a public inquiry for grooming victim Charlene Downes

150,000 Target


Charlene Downes (pictured) disappeared on 1 November 2003, when she was just fourteen years old, from her home town of Blackpool.

She was targeted by an Islamist grooming gang who abducted her, subjected her to sexual abuse, murdered her, then minced her body into kebab meat.

Charlene's murder was part of a protracted local Islamist grooming problem in Blackpool, where dozens of underage girls have been targeted, "swapping sex for food, cigarettes and affection".

According to an internal police report, Downes was one of sixty girls in Blackpool, some as young as eleven, who had been groomed by men to carry out sex acts.

What happened to Charlene was horrific, but the only people to have been convicted of any crimes are Charlene's brother and sister, both convicted of "assaulting" the suspects accused of murdering her.

After two failed trials to convict Charlene's murderers, the suspects were released. One of them went on to be convicted of assaulting an eighteen year old girl.

We demand justice for Charlene Downes, regardless of how much time has passed. She was an innocent victim of a grooming gang and deserves to be remembered.

Britain First and the family of Charlene Downes are calling for a public inquiry to look once again at the evidence and the failings by Lancashire Police which allowed a gang of paedophile murderers to walk free.

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  • 2024-02-10 16:20:07 +0000
    Charlene was my friend and we need justice for her
  • 2023-11-27 16:00:28 +0000
    Its Murder of a young girl so case needs to be reopened and looked in to.
  • 2023-10-25 22:31:03 +0100
    I hope the police look back into this matter its Bloody murder letting pedos getting away with murder RIP Charlene downes you will be missed
  • 2023-10-08 02:32:18 +0100
    I really hope your found one day Charlene. It’s so tragic what happened to you. I really hope some news will come about one day. Rest in peace 🙏 ❤️
  • 2023-09-15 01:05:31 +0100
    Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers out to Charlene Downes – R.I.P, her parents and all her family. Absolutely heartbreaking xx
  • 2023-09-12 22:12:29 +0100
    This is heartbreaking, no family should have to go through this. I truly hope that justice is served… if karma isn’t first
  • 2023-09-12 05:44:10 +0100
    How has this not been solved?? Stinks of corruption!!
  • 2023-09-10 20:25:36 +0100
    Justice for Charlene
  • 2023-09-09 20:45:06 +0100
    I hope you get some justice am so sorry for your loss
  • 2023-09-09 17:40:51 +0100
    People like this should be locked up for the safety of young girls and women, where we live should be safe I work around the corner from

    The shop the groomers own and it’s disgusting that Ik they are free living their lives free while Charlene and others lost theirs and abused before hand. She and the other girls did not deserve this.
  • 2023-09-09 14:48:34 +0100
    I do not support the ideology of Britain First but I support the demand for a public inquiry into this crime and the people involved, I am only a year older than Charlene and It bothers me to think about all that she has had taken away from her in the 20 years that has gone by.
  • 2023-09-09 14:26:05 +0100
    Hope that justice will be done
  • 2023-09-09 14:14:57 +0100
    Authorities do make mistakes they are human this needs to be investigated