The following is a blog by the BBC radio presenter Simon Warr from his site, the Warr Zone, concerning what is increasingly being referred to as ‘Cliff’s Law’, the call for anonymity of a suspect up to the time they are charged. Many people are today celebrating the fact that Sir Cliff Richard has won […]
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What follows is a shocking story of how a wrongfully accused teacher lost everything. His career, his home, his reputation and of course his happiness. It tells how he contemplated suicide as the only way to escape his suffering. Simon Warr taught O level languages. He was, and is an innocent victim of the febrile […]
A teacher cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his Belfast school has won a claim for unfair dismissal.
A teacher cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his Belfast school has won a claim for unfair dismissal. The man, who is not identified, had been accused of hugging a girl, trying to kiss her and making inappropriate comments in a photocopying room at the unidentified school in 2011. The allegation […]
Law graduate faces jail after being found guilty of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes
A law graduate faces jail after being found guilty of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes and assaults as an excuse for doing poorly in her barrister training. The allegations made by Rhiannon Brooker meant Paul Fensome was arrested, charged and held in prison for 37 days. Following an 11-week trial, […]
Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans has been cleared of a string of sex abuse charges, including one of rape. The rape claim was one of several allegations made by seven men during a five-week trial at Preston Crown Court. The former Conservative MP was said to have used his political […]
Why I’m queasy about this sex pest witchhunt and girls who dress to kill, by Anne Diamond In a frank and times disturbing article Anne Diamond pours scorn on the behaviour of those teenage girls who in the past have fitted with celebrities and calls for those accused of sexual offences, particularly historical ones, to be […]
The Following media release has been issued by Chris Saltrese, a solicitor specialising in defending allegations of sexual abuse . MEDIA RELEASE CHRIS SALTRESE RESPONSE TO THE DPP’S PROPOSALS TO REVIEW SEXUAL OFFENCE PROSECUTIONS “Case building’ risks case manufacture in historic child abuse” warns defence solicitor. Responding to the DPPs proposals to increase prosecutions for alleged […]
Q5.  Caroline Flint (Don Valley) (Lab): “The Coalition: our programme for government” states: “We will extend anonymity in rape cases to defendants.” May I ask the Prime Minister why he believes that defendants in rape cases are more deserving of anonymity than those accused of murder, domestic violence or sexual abuse of children? The […]
Friends of a head teacher who killed himself after being accused of abusing an eight-year-old boy made an emotional appeal yesterday for names to be withheld in future until a guilty verdict. The growing number of allegations against teachers made the change imperative because the vast majority turned out to be unfounded and malicious. Although […]