Probe into collapsed abuse case

July 13, 2004

Independent experts have been called in by Western Isles Council to assess its handling of a child abuse inquiry which collapsed. The case against seven men and a woman was dropped after the Crown Office announced last week there was not enough evidence to prosecute. Some of those who faced allegations of offences on the Isle of Lewis said they would seek compensation. The council said it planned to assess the way the case was dealt with. The investigation – codenamed Operation Haven – involved allegations of satanism and organised child abuse. Eight adults were arrested and charged after dawn raids on homes in Lewis and England in October….

BBC Scotland


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