With her pleas previously ignored, sexual health worker Sara, played by the magnificent Maxine Peake, is both relieved and unsurprised when the true extent of the children’s abuse and betrayal is finally uncovered.

The terrible truth sends shockwaves through the police force. Now Maggie and the police team need to persuade the girls to revisit the horror they suffered and testify.

Maggie is sceptical as she has been here before, but she manages to persuade Amber and Ruby to tell their story and promises to support them through to trial. Meanwhile Sara persuades Holly to testify.

It tells the story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale and is made with the full cooperation of the victims and their families.

‘Three Girls’ is on consecutive nights from 16th May, 9pm , BBC1