ITV News has learned that police are to re-open an investigation into the death of a Rochdale teenager who alleged she was sexually exploited by a gang of older men.
Victoria Agoglia Byrne, 15, died of a suspected drugs overdose in 2003. She was living in a care home for young people at the time.
In an account written as much as two years before her death, Victoria described her sexual abuse by a gang of older men.
As part of our investigation into failings by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to investigate sexual exploitation, ITV News can reveal that Victoria’s account was handed to police in 2004 but was never acted upon.
Although one man was later jailed for supplying drugs to the teenager, officers have never pursued allegations that she was sexually abused.
Victoria’s account, which is not printed in full out of respect for her family, includes references to sexual exploitation and drugs. An extract reads: