It’s very worthwhile clicking on the link below and reading the entire piece.
New allegations regarding child murders will shock many. The correct response to these allegations must be to fight to ensure the police have the resources and space to conduct a thorough investigation. I’ve written to the PM to urge him to encourage the formation of a national police team, made up of specialists from forces around the country. It’s simply unfair to ask the Metropolitan police to carry the load for what is effectively a national inquiry in all but name.
As has happened in the past, there have been unpleasant side effects to the latest allegations. A number of journalists from newspapers not previously that interested in the child abuse inquiry have been tasked to report on the investigation. I can already tell from the limited contact I have had with them that they know little about the cases being investigated. They posit wildly speculative theories from unreliable sources. It is as irritating as it is dangerous.
The danger of renewed interest from media outlets with limited knowledge of the case is that they help inflate another ‘MacAlpine bubble’ that may cause great distress to the innocent and huge harm to the credibility of legitimate investigations.
The worst thing that those campaigning for justice could do is allow their comments or private thoughts to stand up stories that make headlines in newspapers but do not assist the police with their inquiries.
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