FACTion, Winter 2017-18 now available

February 19, 2018

Our latest edition of FACTion is now available here. This issue has articles on a university innocence project, the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice, the results of FACT’s questionnaire on coping strategies used by the falsely accused and one peron’s experience of being wrongly accused. There is an article reviewing 20 […]

No hugs allowed, unless it’s a gorilla

February 14, 2018

Imagine you are a family doctor, you have known the patient in front of you for as long as you can remember. Sadly, you have had to tell them they have a life threatening illness. They become very distressed. Would you try and comfort them with a hug, or would you give them a hand […]

National Training Conference on Investigating Miscarriages of Justice (2018)

February 3, 2018

This conference is coming up shortly on 16th February at the The University of Manchester School of Law. This may be of interest to the wrongfully accused and their legal advisers. Lectures include: What innocence projects do The A to Z of appeals and how to get your evidence submitted Disclosure Surviving a miscarriage of […]

The importance of Bishop George Bell

January 25, 2018

Bishop George Bell (1883 – 1958) is famed for being one of the first to speak out against the dangers Hitler posed in the 1930s and for saving many lives during these years by guaranteeing refugees from Germany. He was one of the few to condemn our government’s obliteration bombing of German cities during the […]

Spring Conference 2017 Edition of FACTion

January 22, 2018

The Spring 2017 version of FACTion is available for download here. This edition contains articles on FACT’s meeting with IICSA, the Henriques Report,’Language, Mindset and Consequences’, and two personal accounts of false allegations. In addition you can find out one person’s views on whether or not the teaching profession is safe, how someone successfully appealed […]

Wrongful allegations of sexual assault are not extremely rare

Those who have suffered a wrongful allegation of child sexual abuse will know how hurtful it is to hear the often repeated statement, ‘false allegations are extremely rare’. This seems to be the automatic response whenever a false allegation of sexual assault is uncovered. The intention no doubt is to reassure genuine victims that their […]

Investigating the Dead, Sir Richard Henriques on Radio 4

January 9, 2018

Sir Henriques investigated Operation Midland and made many important recommendations. His report is discussed here. On November 16th he was interviewed by Joshua Rosenberg on the Radio 4 programme, ‘Law in Action’. The broadcast can be downloaded here.

Isaac Itiary, another victim of non disclosure of vital evidence

December 20, 2017

A few days after Liam Allan escaped a possible prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, saved by a diligent prosecutor chasing up non disclosed material, another man is rescued at the last minute. Isaac Itiary had spent several months in prison awaiting his trial having been charged with six counts of sexual activity […]

Appalling failures of justice by both church and state

December 15, 2017

“Judge slams police after man cleared in rape trial” and “Bishop besmirched by the Church” were the front page headlines of The Times and The Daily Telegraph today. Liam Allan, a criminology student, according to the report in The Times was charged with six rapes and six sexual assaults. He was warned that he faced […]

Warning to all wrongfully accused: keep all your records safe even when you think your case is closed

November 6, 2017

Retain All Your Records in a Safe Dry Place even when you think Your Case Is Closed This may be especially pertinent to those whose case has been deemed NFA, no further action. The Helpline regularly experiences calls from Falsely Accused people who believed all was over. Callers are being informed by police that their […]

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