Police officer jailed for falsely accusing a man of sexual abuse of a child

January 10, 2020

A police officer was sentenced to three years in prison for perverting the course of justice. According to Sky News Senior Crown Prosecutor David Davies said “Hitesh Lakhani called 101 alleging he had witnessed a sexual assault that he knew did not happen. This was a spiteful act over a disagreement about hedge trimmings in […]

Spring Conference – save this date

Don’t miss our Spring Conference which will be on Saturday 16th May in Birmingham. Please save this date in your diary. There will be further details later.

Service of Fellowship and Encouragement

Every year we have a service of fellowship and encouragement at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London. People of all faiths or none have found this service helpful. This is not only for the falsely accused, but also their friends and families and those who are sympathetic to our organisation and its aims. The speaker will […]

Doctor’s conviction quashed

December 20, 2019

A doctor who was wrongfully accused of sexual assault of a female patient had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal last week. He had already served his full prison sentence and been struck off the medical register. While he was in prison his family instructed a new legal team who uncovered fresh evidence […]

When will the public wake up? The Sir Richard Henriques Report

November 6, 2019

We are all our own worst enemy because we so often believe we will never be the victim of a false allegation. How could this happen, we are not doing anything wrong? FACT would be very rich if it had a pound for every time we have heard that. The second thing we hear is […]

Summer 2019 issue of FACTion magazine is now available online

September 9, 2019

This year’s Summer edition of FACT’s magazine is now available for download here. This issue is packed with news and there are reports from our Spring Conference and from our annual service of encouragement and support. It also includes articles on the ‘legal compensation scandal’ and Carl Beech (alias ‘Nick’). Daniel Janner QC was the […]

A wasted decade in restoring balance in our justice system? Find out at our Autumn Conference

September 7, 2019

In 2009 Mark Barlow and Mark Newby delivered their seminal paper on challenging past historical allegations of abuse at a conference which brought together all sides in the Criminal Justice System. They are the guest speakers at our Autumn Conference and the title of their presentation will be “The last 10 years of historical abuse […]

Why pre-charge anonymity is only fair; Ros Burnett

August 17, 2019

Ros Burnett, an academic linked to the Oxford University Criminology Department has written an article for the Justice Gap on the issue of anonymity until charge for those accused of sexual offences. Leaks to the press about allegations of sexual offences have seriously damaged the reputations, careers and safety of many famous people. For every […]

‘Believe the victim’; how the Met swallowed Nick’s tales hook line and sinker

August 11, 2019

The recent conviction of Carl Beech for perverting the course of justice has been long awaited, not only by the victims of his foul crime, but by the many, many others who have suffered the torture of being falsely accused of sexual abuse of children. The story of how his fabrications were swallowed hook line […]

The Legal Compensation Scandal

July 17, 2019

The following is an extract from an article about the potential harm to the wrongfully accused caused by the “compensation culture”. It was written by one of our members, Jeremy Dunning-Davies who also supplied the data in the graph. The whole article is available here. “One of the banes of our present-day society is the […]

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