She said: ‘I have the most irrational thoughts because of anxiety. ‘I have fear going to the shops, and very rarely go to restaurants or out on an evening with friends.
‘I was manipulated, used, nothing but a toy to play with. I understand this because new relationships are so much different.
‘I have had years of counselling to understand it wasn’t love it was grooming. ‘When Basharat was arrested I could not leave the house for three months.
‘I had to leave my job because of the dread of him or someone he knew walking through the door. ‘It pains me to see my dad in panic at the thought of Basharat turning up at our house.’
During the trial prosecutor Kama Mell QC said that the teenagers had been ‘ripe and vulnerable to manipulation’ and were subsequently subjected to a range of sexual abuse at the hands of the men in order ‘to satisfy their sexual desires’.