With her pleas previously ignored, sexual health worker Sara (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 (Lesley Sharpe) 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 (Ria Zmitrowicz) and Ruby (Liv Hill) to tell their story and promises to support them through to trial. Meanwhile Sara persuades Holly to testify.
Three Girls 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.
Pictured are Ruby (Liv Hill) Holly (Molly Windsor) Amber (Ria Zmitrowicz)
Three Girls Episode 2 (of 3) airs on Wednesday 17 May 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC One.