Posts tagged with  " Wales "

Councillor King says I didnt help him cheat benefits

January 20, 2005:

I didn’t help him cheat benefits. By Matt Withers, Daily Post THE man in charge of North Wales’ police watchdog yesterday denied giving advice on benefits to an abuse scandal victim accused of fraud.Steven Messham is facing charges of fraudulently claiming more than £33,000 in benefits, despite having up to £40,000 in the bank.The 42-year-old […]

Child abuse victim denies £33k fraud

January 19, 2005:

Child abuse victim denies £33k fraud. By Matt Withers, Daily Post A NORTH Wales child abuse scandal victim fraudulently claimed around £33,000 in benefits despite having up to £40,000 in the bank, a court heard yesterday.Steven Messham told benefits bosses he had little or no savings while tens of thousands of pounds – much of […]

Teacher's false sex claim payout

January 18, 2005:

A teacher has won £22,000 compensation for being unfairly dismissed following sexual allegations by two girls at a school in mid Wales. Iwan Rees, a teacher at John Beddoes school, Presteigne, was dismissed after complaints by the girls aged 12 and 16. A tribunal in Cardiff criticised the investigation by the school and Powys County […]

'Every teacher's worst nightmare'

TEACHER yesterday won £22,000 for being wrongly sacked over sexual allegations by two girl pupils. Married Iwan Rees, 48, won his case of unfair dismissal over claims by girls aged 12 and 16.In an ordeal dubbed by education experts as “every teacher’s worst nightmare,” father-of-two Mr Rees was fired after two girls claimed he had […]

Dismissal-claim teacher gets re-hearing:

Catrin Pascoe, Western Mail A TEACHER yesterday won £22,000 for being wrongly sacked over sexual allegations by two girl pupils. Married Iwan Rees, 48, won his case of unfair dismissal over claims by girls aged 12 and 16.In an ordeal dubbed by education experts as “every teacher’s worst nightmare,” father-of-two Mr Rees was fired after […]

Open Government – Freedom of Information Act

December 30, 2004:

Open government: here are a few things you need to know …Richard Morrison CRY freedom! Lift high the trusty banner of truth. Tear down the barricades of Whitehall secrecy and Westminster obfuscation. Why? Because in two days’ time we enter a brave new world. Saturday is the glad dawn when Britain’s glorious new Freedom of […]

Teachers in Wales say "please do more to protect us"

October 7, 2004:

TWO teachers who became nationally known after facing malicious allegations of assault say they still do not believe enough is being done to help staff who are falsely accused of attacking pupils.Marje Evans and Adrian Wells work in different Welsh schools, and had different experiences of false allegations being brought against them.But they were both […]

An innocent objection to reduced sentences

September 23, 2004:

Proposals to reduce sentences for guilty pleas would make life harder for the thousands of people who end up wrongfully convicted, writes Dr Michael Naughton….This week, a debate has raged about the draft plans of the Sentencing Guidelines Council, chaired by the lord chief justice, Lord Woolf, to reduce the prison sentences of murderers if […]

Injustice victims given new chance

September 3, 2004:

Victims of miscarriages of justice have helped set up a network to enable academics, lawyers and those wrongly accused of crimes in the past to research cases of prisoners who say they have been falsely convicted. Criminals who have exhausted their appeals process will be able to ask the organisation – known as the Innocence […]

Fight to stop another Soham

July 30, 2004:

NORTH Wales Police are prepared to go to court to ensure criminal records are not destroyed.They have refused calls to weed out old information, saying a government body ordering the update is in the wrong.The move comes in the wake of the Bichard Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the Soham murders.There was severe criticism of […]

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