Tag Archives: Andrew Norfolk

The man who would be Mayor: But is he a fit and proper person?

The trouble with “regime change” is that it strips away organisational memory, and so entrenches the power of those that survive the cull. So it is with the Rotherham Labour Group. There are no elections in Rotherham this year, but … Continue reading

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Abuse victims and police officers in limbo over Rotherham scandal corruption probe

Police officers in South Yorkshire have been accused of protecting serial child abusers from prosecution and even having sex with victims as part of the Rotherham scandal. So two-and-a-half years on from the scandal coming to light, why has there … Continue reading

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An important reminder – Rotherham rape victim: ‘Justice could have been done 13 years ago’

Woman calls for apology from South Yorkshire police, which failed to act when she reported sexual abuse as teenager When Sageer Hussain and seven other men from Rotherham were sentenced to prison, the woman they had raped and sexually abused … Continue reading

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Clive Betts – ‘Rotherham scandal raises questions over council scrutiny’

THE ROTHERHAM abuse scandal has highlighted shortcomings in the way councils are held to account, according to MPs. An inquiry has been launched by MPs over whether reforms are needed to the way the actions of councils are scrutinised. The … Continue reading

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Anonymity for suspect risks censoring media, judges told

Media coverage of criminal trials will be handicapped if a man named in evidence is allowed anonymity, the Supreme Court was told yesterday. Gavin Millar, QC, told the justices that it would mean that any newspaper that identified a suspect … Continue reading

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In Open Court

Britain cannot allow a drift towards secret justice More than a century ago Lord Halsbury, a former lord chancellor, stated that every court in the land was open to every subject of the king. In an ideal world that would … Continue reading

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Man named in sex grooming trial seeking press blackout

A man who was arrested but never charged in connection with a child grooming and prostitution investigation will go to the UK’s highest court this week to stop newspapers identifying him. The case brought by the man, known only as … Continue reading

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