Nottinghamshire Care Home Abuse: Radio 4 Today 19 Feb 2015

Operation Daybreak, originally looked into allegations centred on Beechwood care home in Mapperley but has since been widened to include 12 other homes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. 11 people have so far been arrested. There have been more than 100 complaints of abuse, dating back to the 1960s with potentially more than 150 abusers identified.

Tom Bateman reports on the Nottinghamshire children homes involved in historical allegations of abuse. Interviewed are Paddy Tipping, currently Police and Crime Commissioner, who was a social worker in the 1970’s. ‘David’ who is a survivor of abuse at the homes, and Supt Helen Chamberlain, head of Public Protection Nottinghamshire Police

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8 responses to “Nottinghamshire Care Home Abuse: Radio 4 Today 19 Feb 2015

  1. Pingback: Nottinghamshire Care Home Abuse: Radio 4 Today 19 Feb 2015 | Alternative News Network

  2. Bill Wagstick

    Every time I hear a BBC program reporting/promoting the failer of another Tax funded institution, I always wonder what else they are hiding about their own sordid past.

    • Andy Barnett

      I’d like to think that such organisations don’t act with one mind – that there are good and bad journalists and police officers, that most are good and that when the good ones act in the right way, there is no longer a culture of disbelief & cover-up that ensure they are silenced. I’d also like to think that any attempt by a senior manager/officer to delay or stop an investigation would be called out immediately and that that person would be themselves placed under suspicion. That’s what I’d like to think.

  3. Anon

    Gojam, What have you got against #freemelanieshaw that leads you to delete references to that particular hashtag?

    • I think the issues are separate. The hashtag refers to a criminal case against Melanie Shaw, the post regards abuse in Nottingham which MS is a witness. A friend of mine went to the first court case where she was found guilty. I don’t think it helps to conflate these two issues.

      • Anon

        But if she has been framed by the Powers That Be because she wouldn’t do as she was told and refused to shut up and keep stum about Beechwood, then isn’t that relevant?

      • You’re assuming that she’s been framed. The person I know went to the trial. She was not framed.

  4. brian

    The BBC back in the 30s gave employment to rothschilds pervert communists called the apostles, they have done this ever since

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