Archive of General News

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 […]

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 […]

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