Sex abuse reform ‘a step backwards’

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The victims’ commissioner has accused senior police officers of taking a retrograde step over plans to abandon the national policy to believe alleged sexual abuse victims automatically. Baroness Newlove said that victims of rape and sexual assault would be less … Continue reading

Matrix Chambers in turmoil over Ben Emmerson sex assault claims

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A leading barristers’ chambers has been thrown into crisis over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against one of its senior lawyers, The Times has learnt. Members of Matrix Chambers, the internationally recognised human rights set, have been warned that … Continue reading

Roddison’s sham resignation

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After Rotherham Councils sex pest was sentenced last week, it was announced he would be quitting as a councillor. Only in Rotherham would this amount to staying on as an elected representative after all! Quite outrageously he has not resigned … Continue reading

Guilty: Rotherham councillor who squeezed woman’s bottom as her husband looked on

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A LABOUR councillor in Rotherham has been found guilty of grabbing a female senior council official’s bottom and squeezing it with both hands. Andrew Roddison, 41, grabbed the woman while he was giving her a hug at a high profile … Continue reading

Councillor denies sex charge

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A COUNCILLOR has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a fellow female councillor. Labour member Cllr Andrew Roddison (41) appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to enter a plea to the sexual assault charge. The Advertiser exclusively revealed Roddison … Continue reading

Andrew Roddison – Rotherham Council Sex Case Moves To Leeds

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The Advertiser caught up with the twists and turns of this sexual assault case and nicely turns our attention to Leeds Magistrates Court on Wednesday 10th August. Previously: Cllr Andrew Roddison case .

Changed?

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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council through the Leader Chris Read, have  assured us they have changed, having learned the lessons of the past. At almost the very first hurdle, they have given us an example of just the kind of behaviour, … Continue reading

The Times – Andrew Norfolk

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A piece in today’s Times by Andrew Norfolk: .

If people cannot trust the police, who can be trusted?

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The Guardian today, has this rather worrying article: Police investigate 169 staff over predatory sexual behaviour High-level meeting held to address issue of officers and support staff abusing positions to prey on public, including crime victims. Police forces are being … Continue reading