SIR - Unfortunately the subject of grooming of often vulnerable children and young women and adults has reared its ugly head again, which has highlighted the root cause of the problem.

I don’t need to explain here as I am sure the national media will be all over this developing story as the full extent and scope of the reports are digested by all it concerns.

I salute the efforts of law enforcement who have tracked and prosecuted some of the perpetrators for their vile crimes, but I for one think it’s not enough.

My approach when I see a weed in my garden is I dig down to eradicate the root to hopefully stop that weed coming back or spreading, which is perhaps the only way forward to this continuing problem.

Derek Essex, Fairbairn Fold, Bradford