Archive of General News

How to hack a memory: how someone can remember something that didn’t really happen

September 20, 2017:

If you had a memory of being abused as a child and someone told you that this was a false memory, this would be extremely upsetting. You might think that they were implying that you were a liar or even that you were deranged. At the very least it would seem that they were not […]

Retired priest Roy Catchpole reveals how "heartbreaking" sex abuse allegations "wrecked his life"

September 14, 2017:

“I have enormous respect and empathy for those who are sexually abused. I believe that their hands should be strengthened by the law so that their abusers can come to judgement and be punished.” “But I want to speak also for those who are innocent. I want to speak for those who have been falsely […]

Behind The Blue Line! My fight against racism and discrimination in the Police

September 5, 2017:

‘Behind The Blue Line My fight against racism and discrimination in the Police’ By Gurpal Virdi, will be published on January 18th 2018 by Biteback publications and can be preordered here. Detective Sergeant Gurpal Singh Virdi’s exemplary career in the Metropolitan Police Service ended when he spoke out against racism within it: an issue it […]

Dominic Lawson writes on one particular motive for making a wrongful allegation

September 3, 2017:

Wrongful allegations are made for many reasons, and are not necessarily malicious in intent. Unfortunately, financial gain seems to be a motive in some cases. Simon Warr talks about his experience here, and Dominic Lawson has written and article in The Times discussing this issue. His suggestion that compensation to victims of abuse should mirror […]

Children aren’t always truthful about sexual abuse

September 2, 2017:

There seems to be a belief that children never lie about child sexual abuse. This view may be understandable because it seems difficult to imagine how and why a child would lie about something as serious and abhorrent as child abuse. This assumption also sits comfortably with the current advice given to police that they […]

Simon Warr and Matthew Scott blog on the Jemma Beale case

August 30, 2017:

Jemma Beale was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for making false allegations of sexual assault and rape. One of her victims was sentenced to seven years as a consequence of her actions. Meanwhile the response in the media has been that such cases are exceedingly rare. This is a belief that is at […]

FACT issues press release following the conviction of Jemma Beale

After the conviction of Jemma Beale for making false allegations FACT have issued a press release, as follows. Press release Friday 25th August 2017 The outcome of the recent Jemma Beale case is to be applauded. At last we see one of the hundreds of liars who pervert the course of Justice named, shamed and […]

Who we lock up and why: from the dangerous and difficult to the innocent, from a lecture by John Podmore

July 7, 2017:

We attended this lecture organised by the organisation ‘Prisoners Maintaining Innocence’ because we wanted to learn more about the plight of those maintaining their innocence in prison. The speaker, John Podmore, warned us that if we were depressed about the state of prisons in this country we would feel worse by the end of the […]

Charity runner raises over £700 for FACT

One of our members took part in a 10K running event in London and raised a massive £755. He wore a shirt with the FACT logo to raise awareness of our organisation. We are extremely grateful for this. It takes courage to identify yourself as a FACT supporter in the public gaze. FACT is run […]

Sponsor our 10K runner

May 19, 2017:

One of our members is running the Vitality London 10K race on Bank Holiday Monday (29th May). FACT relies on volunteers and donations to keep up its vital work, and has no other source of income. We are grateful for any help, so please sponsor him. By cheque: Made payable to “Falsely Accused Carers and […]

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