Archive of General News

The Wrong Kind of Victims

December 1, 2022:

Article by Felicity Stryjak Definitions of “Victim” – 1) A person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action, Or 2) A person who has come to feel helpless and passive in the face of misfortune or ill-treatment. In July 2022, an ex-teacher was tried for sexual […]

Falsely Accused Day – Sept 9th

September 8, 2022:

Falsely Accused Day is every year on September 9th, the date of the birthday of our much loved member of FACT, the late Simon Warr. To quote from the website of Falsely Accused Day “Every year, thousands of innocent men and women are falsely accused of serious criminal offences. In its efforts to ensure justice […]

FACT AGM and Autumn Conference

September 2, 2022:

FACT’s annual general meeting and Autumn Conference will be on Saturday 15 th October 2022 at the Edgbaston Community Centre which is at 40 Woodview Drive, Birmingham, B15 2HU The AGM for FACT members is in the morning. Lunch is at midday, please bring your own lunch, drinks will be available. In the afternoon […]

Two New Podcasts on False Allegations

July 18, 2022:

A new podcast series ‘The Problem with Men’ has published a series of two podcasts on the experience of being falsely accused of rape. This is an extract from the producers. There’s a knock at the door. It’s the Police. Someone has accused you of rape. What do you do? It’s a nightmare situation faced […]

A case of mistaken identity that cost Anthony Broadwater 40 years of his life

January 15, 2022:

The tragic story of Antony Broadwater’s wrongful conviction is essential reading because, although it took place in the USA, there are important lessons for our own justice system. Mistaken Identity In 1981 Alice Sebold, an 18-year-old student in Syracuse University in the US, was violently raped in an underpass amongst broken beer bottles and dead […]

Church of England’s Botched Safeguarding Investigation Led to Death of Father Alan Griffin

November 4, 2021:

The omnishambles that was a Church of England’s safeguarding investigation made Basil Fawlty’s hotel management skills look exemplary in comparison. But, unlike Fawlty Towers, this was no comedy. When a tiny smidgeon of concern, or more accurately, the rumour of a smidgeon of concern about Father Alan Griffin arose, the buck was passed from person […]

Hate Campaign Forces Victim of False Allegations From His Home

July 28, 2021:

How easy it is to destroy a person’s life. It just takes three easy steps. 1. Make a false allegation of rape and paedophilia against the target of your campaign. Don’t worry if the police find no substance to the allegation. 2. Post your victim’s photo and name together with the false allegation on social […]

Spring Edition of FACTion Now Available

June 22, 2021:

Our latest edition of FACTion magazine is now available. Not only is it packed with articles but also beautifully designed. The new academic report ‘Robbed of Everything’, is introduced. ‘Robbed of Everything’ describes the experience of those wrongfully accused who were convicted. You can download a copy of the ‘Robbed of Everything’ here. Download your […]

Easy Jail, a New Service for the Wrongfully Accused

One of the worst fears of the wrongly accused and their families is that they may face a prison sentence. A new service has been started by someone who has been through the system themselves. Easy Jail can offer advice and support right from the time of an arrest, through court and if necessary, through […]

Inadequate Appeals System Means No Safety Net for Wrongfully Convicted

May 13, 2021:

FACT has known for a long time that the appeal system in England is failing those who have suffered the worst abuse the state can inflict on a citizen, a wrongful conviction. The catastrophic failure of justice that led to over 550 post office workers being wrongly accused of stealing may have been a shock […]

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