SEVEN Welsh carers and teachers serving a total of more than 80 years in jail for child abuse believe they are closer to proving their innocence.Lawyers acting for the men believe they have taken a major step forward in persuading miscarriage of justice investigators there may be questions over a number of convictions.The move could […]
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The leader of Wrexham Council Cllr. Sian Wilkinson has been quoted as saying that the two day race riot and police siege in Caia Park, Wrexham can be likened to a mob hunting for paedophiles. According to Ms Wilkinson, there were about 60 or 70 asylum seekers in the borough and in Caia Park, where […]
AN EX-POLICE officer has described the prison torment of a Welsh headteacher who claims he is innocent of abusing children in his care.The former detective, who was himself cleared of abuse, also said he was “100 per cent sure” of Derek Brushett’s innocence.Mike Lawson spent nearly three years in Albany prison on the Isle of […]
The former head of a number of children’s homes in north Wales wins appeal following charges of sexual assaults on children in his care thrown out. The 44 charges against John Allen, 60, were thrown out by Judge John Rogers at Knutsford Crown Court in Cheshire. The judge decided that Allen would not be able […]
A FORMER headteacher at a South Wales approved school has demanded a time-limit is put on allegations of abuse.The man said it was impossible for former teachers and carers to disprove allegations that they had abused youngsters in their care up to 30 years ago.The former head, who has asked not to be identified, has […]
More than 60 detectives are now involved in Operation Goldfinch, the investigation into allegations of abuse in children’s homes across south Wales. Several hundred former residents of about 50 homes, many of which have since closed, are being interviewed by police. The inquiry is expected to last at least another year. Most of the allegations […]
In 1991, officers of the North Wales Police commenced a major investigation into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of children in children’s homes. The evidence that emerged led us to call for a public inquiry to confront the issues and the system that had enabled this abuse to occur. We are pleased that the […]