National Crime Agency begins Rotherham abuse inquiry – BBC News

‘The National Crime Agency (NCA) has begun an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Al Sweady inquiry Q&A: What happened on 14 May 2004? – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2014 in aggravated vehicle taking, armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news by sally

‘Q: What happened on 14 May 2004?

A: The summer of 2004 saw a sharp spike in attacks on Coalition forces by the Mahdi Army militia in southern Iraq. British troops were ambushed at two locations either side of the “Danny Boy” vehicle checkpoint, near Al Amarah. Witnesses said the fighting was particularly fierce and had involved the use of bayonets by British troops for the first time since the Falklands War.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2014

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Al-Sweady Inquiry: Legal battles after fighting ends – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news, torture by sally

‘There’s anger, as much as relief and a sense of vindication, inside the Ministry of Defence and the Army at the end of this long public inquiry into allegations of murder and abuse by British soldiers in Iraq in 2004.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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Al Sweady Inquiry expected to clear British soldiers – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2014 in armed forces, homicide, human rights, inquiries, news, violence by sally

‘The five-year-long Al Sweady Inquiry is expected to say serious allegations were based on lies and speculation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2014

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Home secretary backs tougher powers for child sex abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, select committees, sexual offences, time limits by tracey

‘Theresa May tells MPs she is also considering revising cut-off date for sex abuse allegations to include claims from 1950s.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2014

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DWP urged to publish inquiries on benefit claimant suicides – The Guardian

‘The Department for Work and Pensions has been urged by mental health and disability charities to publish its secret investigations into suicides that may have some link to benefit changes, following revelations that it has carried out internal reviews into 60 such cases.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2014

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Family of Ben Needham to sue Home Office for funding of police operation – The Guardian

‘Ben Needham’s family is preparing to take the home secretary to court in an attempt to secure funding for British police to pursue suspects who might be linked to the toddler’s disappearance 23 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2014

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Child sex abuse inquiry in crisis as victims walk away – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2014 in child abuse, conflict of interest, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is told her inquiry is “not fit for purpose”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2014

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Ched Evans: Investigation into rape conviction begins – BBC News

‘An inquiry into the rape conviction of Welsh footballer Ched Evans has begun by the body that examines potential miscarriages of justice.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2014

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Inquiry into paedophile William Vahey finds serious failures at school – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2014 in complaints, education, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘The headmaster of an elite London school where the US paedophile William Vahey abused more than 60 boys dismissed a complaint about his worrying conduct on a field trip as “unfair pressure” by “vindictive parents”, an independent report in to his criminality has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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Lee Rigby murder: MI5 to be cleared of serious failings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2014 in armed forces, inquiries, intelligence services, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘Inquiry by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee to find attack was random and largely unpreventable, according to reports.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2014

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Child abuse cases are ‘tip of the iceberg’ in sexual exploitation of young people, warns Theresa May – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The cases of child abuse exposed so far are only the “tip of the iceberg” of the extent of sexual exploitation of young people, the Home Secretary Theresa May has warned.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2014

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UK Retail Banking Sector set for In-depth Market Investigation – Zenith Chambers

Posted November 17th, 2014 in banking, competition, consultations, inquiries, news by sally

‘The UK’s retail banking sector is set for in-depth scrutiny after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed on 6 November 2014 that it would conduct a Phase 2 market investigation into the supply of retail banking services to personal current account (PCA) customers and to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).’

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Zenith Chambers, 10th November 2014

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Quarter of Charity Commission inquiries target Muslim groups – The Guardian

‘More than a quarter of the statutory investigations that have been launched by the Charity Commission since April 2012 and remain open have targeted Muslim organisations, an analysis by the Guardian can reveal – drawing criticism from Islamic groups that they are being unfairly singled out.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2014

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MPs reject call to propose candidates for abuse inquiry role – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, select committees by tracey

‘MPs have rejected a “totally inappropriate” suggestion from Theresa May, the home secretary, that they should put forward three candidates to be the next chairman of the government’s child abuse inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2014

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Bloody Sunday investigation faces judicial review – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2014 in demonstrations, homicide, inquiries, judicial review, murder, news, Northern Ireland, police by michael

‘The decision to scale back the police investigation into the deaths of marchers killed by soldiers in Londonderry in 1972 will be challenged in court by victims’ relatives.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2014

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Home Secretary’s oral statement on child abuse inquiry – Home Office

‘With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the independent panel inquiry into child abuse, which has been established to consider whether institutions in England and Wales have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.’

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Home Office, 3rd November 2014

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Jimmy Savile NHS investigations widened to include 41 hospitals – The Independent

Posted November 7th, 2014 in child abuse, hospitals, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A total of 12 NHS Trusts have become embroiled in fresh abuse allegations against late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, raising the number of NHS organisations undertaking investigations to 41.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2014

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Wanless review ‘fails to find Dickens’ dossier’ – BBC News

‘An inquiry into the Home Office’s handling of child sex abuse claims in the 1980s has failed to uncover any of the missing documents that prompted the probe, BBC Newsnight has been told.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2014

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The Dickens Dossier: Secret file on establishment paedophiles may be opened – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2014 in child abuse, disclosure, documents, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A secret file which is said to contain the names of paedophiles with links to the British establishment and which is rumoured to be locked away in archives at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, could be made public as part of the Government’s child abuse inquiry.’

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The Independent, 5th November 2014

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