Brighton & Hove City hotel features in child asylum seekers scandal.
Reports in the Observer talk about a dire situation in a Home Office run Brighton & Hove Hotel for child asylum seekers. An attempted abduction of three of the children was foiled by police who had been alerted by a member of the public who warned them something suspicious was going on. The article also mentions that up to 76 children have gone missing from the hotel and that dozens have been kidnapped by gangs. The article goes on to claim that there have been allegations of threatened violence and intimidation against the children over misbehaviour. A Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrat spokesperson said questions need to be asked about what the local authorities know about the hotel and what their powers are to regulate the goings on there. This is a stain on the reputation of the city and needs to be investigated by the relevant local powers.