They had picked up the girl – whom they had never met before – after seeing her in a drunken state outside the care home as they drove around the city.
The girl fell unconscious inside the car due to her intoxicated state, but when she awoke she found herself in a state of undress.
OK, maybe this one shouldn't be under grooming but a more serious offence - although the two are often related.
"Just because a child does not live with their parents, it does not mean no one cares"Unfortunately it all too often does. Care homes have always been a target-rich environment for predatory males both inside and outside the institutions.
In other Lancastrian news, this week's prize for politically convenient ignorance goes to Detective Inspector Dave Massay of Oldham CID :
A 27-year-old woman was walking along Cooper Street in Oldham when a small white van pulled up. The passenger grabbed her arm and swore at her, telling her to get in the car. The woman managed to escape from his grip and ran off. The incident happened between 10.10pm and 10.20pm on Wednesday, May 18.Hmm. Two young men attempting to abduct a young woman at ten o'clock at night. What could possibly be their motivation?
I guess he'd rather be thought stupid than suggest the most likely possibility.
Detective Inspector Dave Massay, based at Oldham CID, said: "The intentions of these men are not clear: they might have been playing a prank and trying to frighten people for their amusement and, in this case, they have succeeded in terrifying this woman.
(I wouldn't want to give you the impression that every groomer, abductor or rapist in Greater Manchester is Asian. Far from it. The native Brits have a fair bit of form - especially those evil knife-carriers - what ever happened to the mandatory jail sentence? But there is a tendency, no more than that, although I'm sure a statistically significant one, for the varieties of Mancunian crime to reflect the diversity of the area.)