Men are in danger. They need to be a protected species, says ANN WIDDECOMBE

I DID not think there were any new depths left to plumb in the endless saga of false allegations and the ruin of innocent men but I was wrong. A book entitled How To Destroy A Man Now is available on Amazon and apparently features on the website of the MeToo campaign. I have read…


Justice Committee Inquiry aims to investigate disclosure and wants your views

Disclosure of evidence in criminal cases examined 22 February 2018 The Justice Committee launches an inquiry into the disclosure of evidence in criminal cases. This follows the announcement of the Committee’s intention to examine the issue on 25 January. Inquiry: Disclosure of evidence in criminal cases Justice Committee “Extensive issues” with handling of disclosure Since…


Justice for Perceived Victims should Never be allowed to Outweigh the need to protect the Innocent

Many of you will be aware of the recent conviction of Barry Bennal. Bennal was, and is a serial Child Sex Abuser and the evidence in his case was overwhelming. For him and his victims, Justice has finally been done. We would like to make it VERY CLEAR, Our campaign is Not about helping people like…


Rape suspects deserve a fairer deal, says peer.

It is better for society that a few guilty men walk free than innocent men are imprisoned for rapes or sexual assaults they have not committed, says Baroness Wolf of Dulwich, an economist, author and university professor. Public pressure to punish every sexual predator would risk more miscarriages of justice, she said. “I do feel…


COURT LIES Paisley footy coach accused of abusing young players CLEARED after alleged victim admitted lying to get a bigger compo payout.

A PAISLEY football coach accused of abusing young players has been cleared in court after an alleged victim admitted LYING to get a bigger compo payout. Retired firefighter John Queen, 63, was arrested and charged with abusing eight youngsters, who can’t be named for legal reasons, over a 23-year-period. Queen has been cleared of abusing…


Second police force reviews rape prosecutions after student’s case dropped

A second police force is reviewing all of its rape cases after a judge criticised errors that saw charges against an Oxford University student dropped days before his trial. Oliver Mears, 19, spent two years on bail accused of raping and assaulting a woman in July 2015. But the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided to…


Two police officers Sharon Patterson and Lee Pollard facing criminal charges over alleged mishandling of child abuse investigations

TWO police officers are facing criminal charges over the way they handled child abuse cases. Following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) two Essex Police detectives will face charges of three counts each of misconduct in public office. Det Con Sharon Patterson and former Det Con Lee Pollard both previously worked…


YOU MUST READ THIS

This is a post from Emma on the accused me group on facebook. Thanks to 2 member having watched The Jeremy Kyle show this morning it has come to light that a participant in the show has admitted on air to making a false allegation…. Please, Please, Please take 2 minutes and follow the Ofcom…


British justice is in flames. The MoJ’s fiddling is criminal

From prisons to probation and legal aid, the entire system is on the verge of collapse – and poor people bear the brunt. Act now, lord chancellor No one who knows anything about the justice system doubts it is in crisis, that the crisis is unprecedented, that it is rendering the system unable to perform…


‘VIP paedophile ring’ accuser charged over child abuse images

A man who alleged he was the victim of a VIP child abuse ring faces multiple charges relating to the possession of indecent images of children. The man, known as Nick, claimed a paedophile ring was responsible for murdering three children. He also said he was systematically abused and tortured by senior politicians and members…


12 Women Who Lied About Being Raped And Why They Did It

I came across this online, it’s from 2014 but I thought interesting none the less. Two sensational rape stories in the media have brought to light the question of false allegations, prompting many to wonder just why a woman would lie about rape. In her memoir, Lena Dunham claims that she was raped by Barry,…


Aberdeenshire woman, Chelsea Mackie, 23, avoids jail for making ‘outrageous’ false accusation of rape

A woman who made a false rape claim – sparking an £18,000 investigation that saw two men detained – has been spared jail. Chelsea Mackie, 23, told police she had been dragged down an Aberdeen street and attacked. Mackie, who was ordered to carry out unpaid work, took six months to confess she made the…


CPS Guidance for Charging Perverting the Course of Justice and Wasting Police Time in Cases involving Allegedly False Allegations of Rape and / or Domestic Abuse

The following has been taken directly from the CPS website. I hope that you may find it useful. Legal Guidance, Sexual offences Introduction Core considerations The Decision Making Process Observations on Evidential Stage Cases where it is suggested the Complaint is False Cases involving a Retraction and Double Retraction Observations on Public Interest Stage The…


#ME TOO. YES, IT IS COMPLICATED

Greta Hassler* works in the entertainment industry. She writes that the reduction of arguments to black or white positions is scuppering the power of the #Me Too movement. 1. Everyone in the business knows what he’s like. That’s why it’s annoying reading comments saying: “He’s an icon. He’d never behave that way”. It’s irritating to those…


Sex assault trial collapses after serious disclosure failures

A judge has criticised prosecutors after a sexual assault trial collapsed through failure to disclose crucial evidence, today. Judge David Ticehurst warned that the public will ‘lose all faith’ in the criminal justice system in the face of government cutbacks crippling both the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and police across the county. His Honour Judge…


Girl, 12, who said she’d been raped had lied, say police

Police say they will not prosecute a 12-year-old girl who lied about being dragged into an alleyway and raped. The reported incident in Levenshulme, Manchester, led to the arrest of a 16-year-old boy as part of an extensive investigation. There were also increased patrols in the area. The complainant said she was attacked as she…


The case of Liam Allan & the issue of disclosure

Interview with Sky News   The case of Liam Allan has attracted widespread national publicity, far beyond the world populated only by lawyers and legal journalists. Liam Allan was accused of a number of offences of rape. He knew that he had exchanged relevant text messages with the complainant, but he had lost his mobile phone…


Video clip of Falsely Accused Simon Warr describing his experience of his trial

Published on 2 Sep 2016 Simon Warr describes his experience of his trial and acquittal of historical sex offences and calls for those making deliberate false accusations to be prosecuted. Simon had launched an online petition, now closed. However I thought it important to hear what happened to him in his own words.  


Horley teenager Oliver Mears acquitted of rape after spending two years on bail

Oliver Mears was due to face trial next week but the prosecution decided there was not a “realistic prospect of conviction” and offered no evidence.  A rape charge against a Horley teenager has been dropped – more than two years after he was accused. Oliver Mears, 19, of Meath Green Lane, was acquitted of two charges on…


If police can’t be trusted to disclose evidence in court, we should take it out of their hands

Innocent people wrongly convicted on the basis of undisclosed evidence is arguably the biggest failing of our justice system – and potentially one of the most easy to solve. This week yet another criminal trial has collapsed due to serious errors by Police who did not disclose evidence to the defence. This time, a people trafficking case…