How Wrongful Allegations Can Happen

November 30, 2020

In the first chapter of her excellent book “Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse”, the editor Ros Burnett goes to some trouble to explain her use of the term “wrongful allegation” rather than “false allegation”. The word “false” in this context can easily be seen as a character attack on the person making the […]

Covid update

November 21, 2020

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic we are still not holding any public meetings. As soon as it is safe again, we hope to reinstate our regular conferences. Watch this space.

Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies, by The Secret Barrister

Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies by The Secret Barrister ISBN-13: 978-1529009941 Publisher: Picador -3 Sept. 2020 Hard Cover: £13 – £20 As it states on the inside of the book jacket, ‘Thankfully, the Secret Barrister is back to reveal stupidity, malice and incompetence behind many of the biggest legal […]

Carl Beech Loses Appeal to Reduce Sentence

November 5, 2020

Carl Beech is infamous for falsely accusing a number of high profile people of abuse, including Lord Brammal, Harvey Proctor, Lord Brittan, Edward Heath, Greville Janner and others. His barrister appealed on the basis that Mr Beech’s allegations did not result in anyone being charged. However Tony Badenoch QC, who was the prosecutor at Beech’s […]

New guidance for police investigating non recent sexual abuse offers little hope for the wrongfully accused

September 27, 2020

In August the College of Policing published new guidance on the investigation of non recent sexual abuse. You can read the document here. While the updated guidance advises that police should gather all evidence both towards and away from the allegation, it is striking that the document contradicts this principle by its failure to even […]

Why you can’t always trust childhood memories

September 26, 2020

Whether or not all memories are accurate is of vital importance to the wrongfully accused. This is particularly the case when the allegations are historical. In such cases, there will usually be no witnesses to the event described by the complainant, and no forensic evidence. Records made by the accused may well have been lost […]

An insight into the mind of a ‘chronic liar’?

June 6, 2020

An article on The Justice Gap website gives an interesting insight into the mind of Danny Day who falsely accused a fireman Dave Bryant of raping him three decades earlier. Dave Bryant was convicted in 2013 and sent to prison. His case was quashed on appeal in 2016. Shortly after his release his wife Lynn […]

Coping Strategies for the Wrongfully Accused

May 1, 2020

The Oxford University research paper ‘The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused of Abuse in Occupations of Trust: Victim’s Voices’ describes the terrible suffering of the falsely accused and their friends and family. The effects of a wrongful allegation are long lasting or even life-long. With this in mind I wanted to find out how people […]

Help needed to end the ‘legal limbo’ of those released under investigation

April 13, 2020

The Home Office are once again reviewing the operation of police bail, after the changes brought about under the 2017 Policing and Crime Act have raised disquiet in various quarters. From the point of view of FACT and the falsely accused, our main concern is that many of our members, after arrest, are left in […]

The Late Simon Warr

February 29, 2020

Most members of FACT will be only too aware that Simon Warr recently died following a rapidly progressive illness. Simon was a highly valued member of our committee who was vocal in his support for the falsely accused. He courageously spoke up for our plight on radio and television and in his blog ‘The Warr […]

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