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 […]

Latest Edition of FACTion magazine is now online

May 31, 2020

The Spring 2020 edition of FACTion magazine is now available online. This issue remembers the late Simon Warr and his contributions to FACT and to the fight against the injustices suffered by the wrongfully accused. You can download a copy here

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 […]

Church Service and Spring Conference Cancelled

March 12, 2020

We are sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel the Spring Conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. We appreciate that some of you may be disappointed. However many of our members are vulnerable or have family who are in the at risk groups and the committee have taken the decision that we need […]

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 […]

Latest edition of FACTion now available online

January 24, 2020

The winter 2019 edition of our magazine is now available for download. Please note there is one error on page 4, our annual service is on 21st March, not May as stated in the magazine. Download your copy here

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 […]

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