Archive of General News

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 […]

Summer 2019 issue of FACTion magazine is now available online

September 9, 2019:

This year’s Summer edition of FACT’s magazine is now available for download here. This issue is packed with news and there are reports from our Spring Conference and from our annual service of encouragement and support. It also includes articles on the ‘legal compensation scandal’ and Carl Beech (alias ‘Nick’). Daniel Janner QC was the […]

A wasted decade in restoring balance in our justice system? Find out at our Autumn Conference

September 7, 2019:

In 2009 Mark Barlow and Mark Newby delivered their seminal paper on challenging past historical allegations of abuse at a conference which brought together all sides in the Criminal Justice System. They are the guest speakers at our Autumn Conference and the title of their presentation will be “The last 10 years of historical abuse […]

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