MORE than 350 youngsters in Oxfordshire have been identified as potential victims of groomers, the Oxford Mail understands.

Tomorrow Maggie Blyth, the independent chair of the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board, will present a report into the grooming and abuse of six girls by the 'Bullfinch' gang of seven men in Oxford.

The serious case review is expected to criticise Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council over failings to protect the girls and other victims from abusers.

This morning it was claimed the review would reveal more than 300 victims had been identified, but the Oxford Mail undderstands that figure is actuallly in excess of 350.

The figure emerged as a child safety campaigner last night said a serious case review into the Bullfinch grooming scandal would be pointless if it led to lots of apologies and little action.

The judge in the first Bullfinch trial in 2013, Judge Peter Rook, said "police and social services missed tell-tale signs" about the abuse that was taking place.

Both Thames Valley Police and the council have apologised and admitted failings, and have detailed what they have done to prevent any repetition.

But Marilyn Hawes, the CEO and founder of education charity Enough Abuse UK, said both organisations still had a lot to do before the public could trust them again.

She said: “There will be lots of talk about lessons learned and a lot of platitudes but the only way we can believe any of that is when we see it in action.

“That may be years away.

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“My concern is that they will want us to believe them that everything has changed like good little children when it will not have done and that no one should lose their jobs.

“But anyone found to have failed those girls should be held accountable.”

The review was ordered following the jailing of the seven – Bassam Karrar, Mohammed Karrar, Kamar Jamil, Akhtar Dogar, Anjum Dogar, Zeeshan Ahmed, Assad Hussain – were jailed for a minimum 95 years in May 2013.

One of the victims was as young as 11 when she was abused, while another told the jury at the Old Bailey how she endured a “living hell” of sexual encounters with hundreds of men.

The serious case review will be published at 11am tomorrow and we will be covering the event live on and will be producing a special 12-page report in Wednesday's Oxford Mail.​