CSA News Articles

2nd May 2016 

Storm as Orde insists less should be spent on historical abuse cases Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 1st May 2016

Victims’ anger as time bar on historic sex abuse compensation claims stands at two years Daily Record

30th April 2016

Is this proof that Jonathan King DIDN’T do it? New evidence suggests pop mogul could have an alibi which puts him in America when teenage boy was abused in UK Mail

29th April 2016

Paedophile’s wife researched victims’ care records BBC (Nottinghamshire children’s home)

28th April 2016

Nicholas Marvin found guilty of historic sex abuse in Jersey BBC

Paedophile jailed for historic sex abuse against children Salisbury Journal

27th April 2016

Ex-council carer Gordon Collins guilty of sexually abusing children BBC (Northfield Young Persons Unit & St Katherine’s Secure Unit, Edinburgh)

Teacher who abused pupils faces jail BBC

24th April 2016

Paedophile scout leader and his assistant jailed for catalogue of sexual abuse against young boys Daily Record

21st April 2016

Line of Duty charity advisers defend use of Jimmy Savile photo Guardian

Paedophile pensioner who abused children for two decades dies in prison halfway through his sentence Daily Record

17th April 2016

Revealed: Paedophile probe as cops reveal 26 major child sex abuse operations currently under way in Scotland Daily Record

6th April 2016 

Scale of historical child abuse will be examined for the first time in official crime figures as next nationwide survey will ask every adult in the country if they are victims Mail

Police appeal for child abuse victims to contact them ITV (Greenacres Children’s Home, Clay Cross and Lindenhurst Children’s Home, Chesterfield)


5th April 2016

Two members of The Tremeloes deny 1960s sex attack on 15-year-old but will face trial next year Mirror

Child sex beast due to be sentenced after admitting chilling attack on young boy Mirror

Derbyshire police appeal over historic children’s home ‘abuse’ Ilkestone Advertiser


4th April 2016

Lord Janner ‘misled inquiry’ over link with abuser Frank Beck BBC

Lord Janner paedophile inquiry chief in ‘cover-up deal with MP’ Mirror

University College School teacher pleads not guilty to historic abuse Ham & High (Geoffrey Plow)


Sunday 3rd April 2016

Credible and True: the Political & Personal Memoir by Harvey Proctor Times

1st April 2016

Former headmaster sentenced for sexually assaulting pupils at Northwood boarding school Harrow Times (John Mash, St Martin’s School)

Former headmaster avoids jail after admitting assaults on boys Standard

Child sex abuse inquiry: Campaigner who claims Kenneth Clarke ‘failed to act’ loses bid for key status Telegraph


31st March 2016

Dr Morris Fraser: Paedophile psychiatrist worked with children after abuse conviction, study finds BBC


29th March 2016

Harvey Proctor: Theresa May stood idly by amid ‘bizarre’ VIP child sex abuse inquiry Telegraph


27th March 2016

Secret archive of paedophile crime kept by Catholic Church’s insurers Sydney Morning Herald


24th March 2016

Harvey Proctor: Cops wanted to tear my family apart… and force me out of my rural community Sun

IICSA Inquiry Preliminary Lambeth Hearing Transcript IICSA

South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton to retire BBC

Stop privilege abuse, says Brittan’s widow Times

Case of Lord Janner and fairness to those accused of sex abuse Times

Suspected member of Bristol paedophile ring arrested in South Africa after 15 years on the run Bristol Post


23rd March 2016

Harvey Proctor: I rebuilt my reputation after rent boy scandal in 80s… now Nick’s lies have destroyed me Sun

Lady Brittan issues scathing attack on Operation Midland Telegraph

Leon Brittan’s widow hits out at police handling of abuse claims Guardian

Fantasist whose wild claims prompted Scotland Yard’s bungled VIP paedophile murder inquiry may himself be investigated for wasting police time Mail

Drew Review: An independent review of South Yorkshire Police’s handling of child sexual exploitation 1997 – 2016 Drew Review

Three police officers facing criminal investigation into handling of Rotherham child sex abuse scandal Mirror

Two police officers suspended in Rotherham abuse scandal crime probes Star

Police failure on Rotherham abuse was isolated, report finds Guardian

Police “failed CSE victims across South Yorkshire” Rotherham Advertiser

South Yorkshire Police has made ‘determined progress’ since 2013, inquiry finds Mail

Drew Review: South Yorkshire Police’s handling of abuse was ‘inadequate’ BBC


22nd March 2016

Operation Midland ends: What next for child abuse investigations? BBC

Judge issues new plea for sex abuse victims to help inquiry reveal truth Standard

Operation Midland: ‘Nick’ could be investigated for wasting police time Telegraph

Ex-MP Harvey Proctor calls on Met chief to resign over VIP paedo probe Sun

Humiliation of the Yard: After 16-month probe into claims of VIP abuse, police concede there’s not a scrap of evidence Mail

Operation Midland: the accused and the accusers Times

Well-spoken ‘victim’ who ticked all the boxes Times

Police spend £1bn a year on child sex abuse cases Times


21st March 2016

Statement on Operation Midland Metropolitan Police

Operation Midland: how the Met lost its way Guardian

Operation Midland: inquiry into alleged VIP paedophile ring collapses Guardian

Harvey Proctor is CLEARED of triple murder and child abuse claims as £3m Operation Midland finally ends Mail

Operation Midland: Harvey Proctor told he faces no further action Telegraph

Scotland Yard closes investigation into historical VIP abuse claims ITV

Victims do not want ‘any innocent person to be pilloried’ ITV

Lord Bramall on Operation Midland ‘distress’ BBC

Operation Midland: Child abuse inquiry ends with no charges brought BBC


Sunday 20th March 2016

The accused deserve far better protection.  Telegraph

Harvey Proctor calls on Tom Watson to apologise for ‘outlandish’ remarks Telegraph

Paedophile register of controversial group ignored by police – allowing several members to commit abuse Independent on Sunday

Former Tory MP who faced allegations he was part of a VIP paedophile ring that murdered three boys ‘is to be cleared as Yard ends abuse probe at last’ Mail

£18million-a-year abuse inquiry is so big it ‘could break justice system’ warns one of Britain’s most senior former judges Mail 

Children’s magician who raped a boy and indecently assaulted two others is jailed for 14 years Mail

Church ‘wrong’ to name Bishop of Chichester George bell a paedophile Telegraph

Disabled primary school-age children given ‘grotesque’ drug tests Sunday Express


10th March 2016

Radio 1 DJ Tommy Vance named as ‘king of the orgies’ – but BBC refuse to name four others Mirror (Walton Hop, Jonathan King)

Notorious paedophile Marc Dutroux wanted to create ‘underground city of kidnapped children in mine shaft’ Mirror


9th March 2016

Lord Janner’s alleged victims set to receive answers from Government inquiry Telegraph (IICSA Janner hearing)

Janner sexually abused children for 33 years, public inquiry hears BBC

Man charged with non-recent sexual assault Metropolitan Police (Operation Trinity, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Christ the King Monastery)

Recorded child sex abuse cases increase by more than 30% Guardian


7th March 2016

Former Sun Editor guilty of breaching Sexual Offences Act Durham Police


Sunday 6th March 2016

‘If George Pell had done his job, my daughter would still be alive’ Sunday Times

Ex-aide brands Heath sex abuse inquiry waste of money Sunday Times

Sex abuse survivors accuse Scottish inquiry of ‘abusing’ them all over again Herald Scotland

They held me down, forced drugs into me, then the abuse began…I was only a child Express (Aston Hall)


5th March 2016

International child abuse ring dismantled by police who ran fake sites to identify abusers Independent

‘It’s the pope’s loss’: Ballarat sex abuse survivors speak after return from Rome Guardian


4th March 2016

New guidelines published on the prosecution of those who abuse victims online CPS

Met police miss target for recruiting sexual abuse specialists Guardian

Online abuse: ‘existing laws too fragmented and don’t serve victims’ Guardian

Cliff Richard set to sue the BBC after news report on Jimmy Savile review included a clip of the paedophile saying his name Mail

MP quizzes police over cost of Ted Heath probe Salisbury Journal


3rd March 2016

Paedophile Suffolk headteacher Derek Slade dies during jail term East Anglian Daily Times

One year on… Child sexual exploitation talks have amounted to little Times

Why Have You Not Acted, Mr Cameron? Huffington Post

Cardinal George Pell: five paedophile priests in diocese was a ‘disastrous coincidence’ Telegraph


2nd March 2016

Labour peer Lord Paul Boateng to be questioned by national child sex abuse probe Mirror

Rotherham paedophile’s son, 18, is found guilty of trying to intimidate witnesses ahead of his father’s trial Mail

Girl ‘experimented on’ at Aston Hall Hospital in Derbyshire BBC

Aston Hall investigation brought up at Prime Minister’s questions Derby Telegraph

Adam Johnson not guilty: Former Sunderland footballer cleared of one count of sexual activity with child Independent


1st March 2016

Detective who wanted to speak to minister was taken off case BBC (Paul Boateng, Lambeth)

The council that employed an abuser to look after children BBC

Who is the real Paul Boateng?  Guardian

United Kingdom Child Sexual Abuse People’s Tribunal (UKCSAPT) Report

More victims come forwards after Rotherham sexual abuse sentencing ITV

Three Walsall taxi drivers face child sex charges BBC

Former civil servant who recorded a boy, 14, naked on webcam after grooming him over Skype for a year is spared jail Mail


29th February 2016

Depraved soldier who bribed a six-year-old girl with M&Ms then repeatedly raped her at an army base is jailed for 19 years Mail (Mark Kelly)

Nintendo urged to FIRE feminist employee at centre of furious child pornography censorship row Mirror

Cardinal George Pell says he has the ‘full backing’ of Pope Francis as he prepares to give evidence in Rome for the second day of child abuse royal commission Mail

Slater and Gordon facing up to $1bn loss The Age

Tony Blackburn: I did interview DJ over claims he seduced girl of 15, retired judge insists Telegraph

‘World famous’ singer seduced Savile victim, 15, at centre of Tony Blackburn sacking scandal, says her friend who vows she’ll name him Mail

Incurious George: Pell heard talk of sex abuse by priests, but ‘rarely indulged’ rumours Guardian

Cardinal Pell says he was not aware of priests sent for sexual offending treatment – video Guardian

Cardinal Pell’s late night of tough questions BBC

Church ‘mucked up’ with paedophile priests: Vatican finance chief Mail

The tide needs to turn again over child abuse Times


Sunday 28th February 2016

Police probe cover-up over assassination attempt on MP’s gay lover: Sensational development in case of hitman ‘hired by Jeremy Thorpe’ Mail on Sunday


27th February 2016

Rotherham Councillor accused of rape Times

Savile abuse: Jim’ll Fix It producer ‘warned staff over children’BBC

Woman police officer leading Scotland Yard’s VIP abuse team is accused of bullying a male colleague Mail


26th February 2016

Hussain brothers jailed in Rotherham abuse case BBC

Asian sex abusers to be stripped of UK citizenship and deported Independent

Eton pupil Andrew Picard spared jail after creating and sharing thousands of ‘appalling’ child abuse images Independent

Eton schoolboy who shared ‘appalling’ child abuse images from dorm computer is spared prison Telegraph

Tony Blackburn: ‘Secret’ BBC memos are false ITV

James Bond legend Roger Moore backs Tony Blackburn saying ‘don’t let the b******s get you down’ Mirror


25th February 2016

The Dame Janet Smith Review BBC

BBC boss apologises to victims of Jimmy Savile Telegraph

Jimmy Savile and the BBC – in 60 seconds Telegraph

Janet Smith: Exaro was ‘irresponsible’ to publish draft Savile report Guardian

‘Keep your mouth shut… he’s a VIP’ – Jimmy Savile report reveals culture of ‘fear’ at BBC Independent

Savile Producer Regrets Not Raising Alarm Sky

‘Serious failings’ at BBC allowed Savile to abuse 72 people ITV

Shocked by the BBC Savile report? Prepare for more of the same Guardian

Public may never know full background to Operation Midland, hints Met Deputy Commissioner Telegraph

Former vicar pleads guilty to indecent assaults Metropolitan Police


24th February 2016

Rotherham abuse trial: Six guilty of sex offences BBC

Rotherham abuse: Hussain brothers ‘were infamous’ BBC

Rotherham child abuse trial: four men and two women found guilty Guardian

Rotherham child sex ring: Six found guilty of sexually exploiting teenage girls Independent

Rotherham child sex abuse ‘stretches back twenty years’ ITV

Four members of one family are convicted of sex crimes against teenage girls and two women of helping them commit the crimes in landmark Rotherham child abuse case Mail

Vulnerable boy was ‘pimped out and sold like goods by 12 men in town’s red light district’ Mirror

Read Tony Blackburn’s statement in full as he is sacked by the BBC Mirror


23rd February 2016

‘Cover up’ allowed Bishop Peter Ball to escape justice BBC

Experiments on children were carried out at Derbyshire mental hospital, claim patients Derby Telegraph

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to face MPs over handling of historical abuse allegations Shropshire Star

Bernard Hogan-Howe refuses to apologise over Bramall investigation Guardian

Met police chief refuses to apologise to Lord Bramall for failed sex abuse probe, claiming there’s ‘NOTHING to say sorry for’ Mail

Met chief apologises to Lady Brittain over sex abuse investigation Telegraph

Bernard Hogan-Howe says he will not be bullied into apologising to Lord Bramall over sex abuse inquiry Mirror


Sunday 20th February 2016

Times newspaper urged to apologise for calling Rochdale ‘sex grooming town’ Guardian

(c.f. Police ‘sorry’ over Rochdale child sex abuse failures BBC March 2015)

Leave the dead and focus on today’s abused children: Esther Rantzen speaks out against the resources poured into historical child abuse investigations Mail


19th February 2016

Esther Rantzen: police should investigate current child abusers, not dead ones Telegraph

Police ‘investigating allegations Cardinal George Pell sexually abused minors’ – as he vehemently denies the claims Mail


18th February 2016

Police confirm further arrest in care home sex abuse investigation Chad

Police to spend millions trawling Heath papers for child abuse Times

Bobbies in the Bodleian Times

Girls raped by trainee priest say church ignored their complaints Times

Police watchdog criticises Met chief’s comments on sexual abuse policy Guardian

Is social media undermining the case for naming of suspects? Times

Former priest reported over historic child sex abuse claims STV News

Adam Johnson trial: ‘He’s a bit of a paedophile’ says under-age girl’s friend Shields Gazette

Fourth man arrested in Jonathan King child abuse probe Belfast Telegraph


17th February 2016

Walton Hop disco: Fourth arrest over historic child sexual abuse allegations Get Surrey

Rotherham abuse trial: Jury out to consider verdicts BBC

Police investigate 57 suspects of child abuse, including Edward Heath and Jimmy Saville ITV (Jersey Operation Whistle)

Police ‘encouraged’ by rising numbers of abuse allegations ITV

16 well-known figures identified as suspects in abuse investigation ITV


16th February 2016

Rochdale child sex grooming gang ringleader who was convicted of 30 rapes uses European human rights law in fight to avoid being kicked out of UK Mail

Lord Brittan’s widow accepts apology from Scotland Yard chief over Met’s handling of historical rape accusation Independent

Commissioner has met with Lady Brittan Met PoliceMet Police

Lady Brittan hands Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe list of 30 questions as he apologises over Lord Brittan inquiry Telegraph

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe meets Lord Brittan’s widow BTelegraph

Pictured: Lord Brittan’s wife on her way to ask police chief why her husband was ‘hounded in life and death’ by the Met Mail

Why did you hound him in life and death? Lord Brittan’s wife to demand Met chief explain why the force pursued sex abuse accusation Mail

Fury as paedophile campaigner is allowed to join Labour party Times

MI5 chief’s family attack Met over abuse ‘fiasco’ Times


15th February 2016

Wrexham man convicted for vile Bryn Estyn care home blog post Daily Post (Royden Jones)

Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe ‘to meet all Operation Midland suspects’ Telegraph

No abuse charges for Proctor, but police still say accuser is credible despite there being no evidence of his claims of murder and abuse by Westminster child sex ring Mail


Sunday 14th February 2016

Operation Midland has not found enough evidence to charge any suspects Guardian

Hogan-Howe to face Brittan’s widow Sunday Times


13th February 2016

Twelve rapists, a 13-year-old victim and a terrifying truth Britain still won’t face: The disturbing full story behind the gangs of Pakistani men who target white girls Mail

VIP paedophile probes cost £7m as Scotland Yard are accused of pursuing ‘witch hunts’ Mirror

Edward Heath child sex abuse probe gets more staff to aid investigation Mirror


12th February 2016

Rolf Harris charged with seven counts of indecent assault Guardian

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan ‘waged battle’ with David Cameron for compulsory sex education lessons Independent

Don’t sack Bernard Hogan-Howe – help him to fix a system built on victimhood Telegraph

Child Abuse Costs Nations Billions of Dollars a Year: Panel Consumer Health

Bizarre nonsense: VIP sex victim is branded serial liar by own brother as pressure mounts on Met chief Hogan-Howe Sun

Stepbrother of man behind VIP child abuse probe has accused him of LYING to try and cash in Mirror

Stepbrother of VIP paedophile ring accuser ‘Nick’ says he is a serial liar who ‘jumped on the historical sexual abuse bandwagon to make money’ Mail

Hogan-Howe’s attitude denies sex abuse victims justice, says police chief Guardian


11th February 2016

Former residents of Kendall House, Gravesend, urged to get in touch Kent Online

Bernard Hogan-Howe is overturning a basic principle of British justice Telegraph

Innocent until proven guilty, but not if you’re reporting a sex crime Independent

Met Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe granted one-year extension to contract Telegraph

Just say sorry: Met chief to visit hounded Lord after VIP paedo scandal… but won’t apologise Sun

Police ‘should be neutral’ in sex abuse inquiries, says Met head BBC

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe denies ‘trawling’ for rape victims and refuses to apologise for Lord Bramall investigation Independent

Met Police may stop automatically believing rape victims after criticism over historic sexual abuse investigations Independent

Alleged Lord Janner victim from Barwell reveals horrific story Hinckley Times


10th February 2016

Met ‘failed to tell Brittan family’ of rape inquiry review publication Guardian

It is hard to see how Bernard Hogan-Howe can keep his job now Telegraph

What has prompted a review of police handling of historical sex abuse? ITV

Suspected sex offenders have rights the police must respect by Bernard Hogan-Howe Guardian

Review of non-recent sexual allegations Met Police (Operation Midland)

Judge to review police handling of child abuse inquiries BBC

Harvey Proctor: Judge in charge of Op Midland inquiry should resign before Inquiry starts LBC (audio)

‘We made mistakes’ – Met announces review of VIP abuse investigation Times

Under-fire Met chief refuses AGAIN to make an immediate apology to Lord Bramall as he launches a judge-led inquiry into how VIP child sex claims were investigated – but parts of the report will remain SECRET Mail

Met police may end policy of believing sexual abuse victims, says Hogan-Howe Guardian

Adam Johnson trial: Sunderland star pleads guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and grooming Mirror

Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson arrives at court to face child sex charges Mirror

Child abuse inquiry: Angela Constance defends remit BBC

Met boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s closest ally probed over bullying claim Sun (Patricia Gallan)

In focusing on the famous few, we risk doing a disservice to all victims of child sexual abuse Peter Wanless in New Statesman


9th February 2016

Press turns both barrels on the Met Police BBC

Detectives did not put name of boy allegedly murdered by VIP paedophile ring to only suspect Telegraph

Lord Bramall’s son calls for ‘forensic’ inquiry into sex abuse probe Mail

MP paedophile claims are 20 years old Times

12 jailed for abusing teenager Times


8th February 2016

Five men face six-week trial over child abuse offences – as sixth defendant pleads guilty   Star (Nottingham)

Keighley abuse: Twelve men jailed for sexually exploiting girl BBC

How do we work out who to believe on child sex abuse? Guardian

Lord Bramall’s son calls for urgent inquiry into Operation Midland Telegraph

‘The police tried to destroy my life for their own public relations purposes’ The Justice Gap

Decision on Met boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s contract could come this week Guardian

David Cameron supports police chief in Operation Midland controversy Guardian


Sunday 7th February 2016

Leon Brittan rape investigation ‘fully justified’, say police Guardian

Lord Brittan abuse inquiry ‘fully justified’, review finds BBC

Met chief under fire as ex top cop hits out at ‘sorry saga’ of Lord Bramall scandal Sun

Met chief plans sex apology Sunday Times

Bishop of Durham defends Church of England paedophiles who made ‘mistakes’ Sun

Scotland Yard failed to record the only time it quizzed Leon Brittan: Report reveals string of blunders by Met police over historic sex abuse allegations Mail on Sunday

SIXTIES wild child Marianne Faithfull believes the Rolling Stones drugs bust was a cover for VIP child abuse. Express

Internet paedophiles being let off with just a warning: Police accused of putting children at risk by giving offenders a slap on the wrist instead of jail Mail on Sunday

Government tables controversial proposal to hide identities of MPs who have been arrested Independent



6th February 2016

British victim dismissed from Vatican inquiry into clerical sex abuse Guardian

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: An ugly chapter in the history of the police Mail

Sir Cliff Richard left “shocked and traumatised” by police inquiry into sex abuse claims Mirror

Police kept inquiry into false VIP sex abuse claims open for a year Telegraph (‘Darren’)

Ringleader of gang who repeatedly raped a 13-year-old schoolgirl in Yorkshire ‘has fled to Bangladesh before being sentenced’ Mail

The Cambridge spy ring files that Whitehall won’t make public Guardian


5th February 2016

Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe ‘a dead man walking’ over Lord Bramall ‘shambles’ Telegraph

Man who shames the Met: A General called him ‘that wretched man’ after the shambolic persecution of Leon Brittan and Lord Bramall. But that’s just the start of the charge sheet against Britain’s top cop  Mail

Twelve men facing ‘substantial’ jail terms over abuse of girl in Yorkshire Guardian


4th February 2016

Lord Bramall’s reputation trashed because of the Met’s ‘inept’ investigation Telegraph

Lord Bramall: Ex-army head calls for Met Police review BBC

Met police chief to meet Lord Brittan’s widow and apologise over false rape claim Guardian

Lord Bramall condemns Met Police’s ‘absurd’ child sex probe Telegraph

Lord Bramall criticises police over dropped sex abuse inquiry Independent

Lord Brittan was innocent, Met Chief will tell widow Times

The historical abuse inquiries and what happens next BBC


3rd February 2016

Scotland Yard ‘to close VIP paedophile inquiry due to lack of evidence’ Standard

Met Commissioner to apologise to Leon Brittan’s widow as Yard prepares to scrap VIP sex probe Telegraph

VIP child abuse inquiry set to close Telegraph

VIP murderous paedophile ring investigation to close after Scotland Yard concludes there is no evidence Sun


2nd February 2016

‘Shambolic’ VIP child sex abuse and murder inquiry to close after Scotland Yard concludes there is no substance to the claims Mail

Child abuse charity urges media to avoid the term ‘historic’ in reporting Guardian

Ten men convicted of Rochdale child abuse offences BBC


1st February 2016

Police investigate claims ‘Are You Being Served?’ star John Inman sexually assaulted a schoolboy in the 1970s ITV

Kafka on Thames Dublin Review of Books (Paul Gambacinni, Operation Midland)


30th January 2016

The rotten apple at the Metropolitan Police is right at the top Independent


26th January 2016

The Met should apologise to Bramall, but what will happen to his accuser? Barrister Blogger

Lord Bramall prepares to challenge legality of search warrant on his home by Operation Midland police Telegraph


Sunday 24th January 2016

Lord Bramall inquiry: How did police obtain search warrant for ‘PR exercise’, asks retired judge Sunday Telegraph

Lord Bramall accuser ‘to be investigated for wasting police time’ Sunday Telegraph

Lord Bramall accuser lost job & wife before making abuse allegations Sun

‘Unmask Nick’: fury at accuser’s two identities Sunday Times

Double life of Bramall’s sex accuser Sunday Times

Minister demands apology for Bramall Sunday Times

For Lord Bramall, justice will have to wait Independent on Sunday

Scotland Yard detective: I was told to ignore ‘meat rack’ VIPs during paedophile probe Mail on Sunday

Institutions & Fear – Exaro’s Latest ‘Scoop’ TPPR


Letter from Dame Janet Smith to Mark Watts The Dame Janet Smith Review


20th January 2016

Statement re: Operation Midland Metropolitan Police

Lord Bramall must receive an apology, says Ann Widdecombe Express

‘Where’s the little ginger kid without a dad? Mr Janner wants him…’ Leicester Mercury

BBC knew of Savile inquiry’s findings more than a year ago Exaro


19th January 2016

Officer Bungle and letter that offered not a hint of regret… Deputy’s jargon-filled non-apology as pressure grows on Hogan-Howe over unravelling abuse claims Mail

Put VIP abuse fantasists in dock: Police urged to act against false accusers whose claims blighted lives of innocent Mail

An independent inquiry into allegations made against Lord Greville Janner by Sir Richard Henriques Full Report

Independent inquiry into the handling of allegations made against Lord Greville Janner CPS

‘Chances missed’ to prosecute Janner BBC


18th January 2016

Nasty ‘Nick’ is a liar and should pay dearly for false accusation against Field Marshal Lord Bramall Sun

VIP paedophile inquiry being killed off, claims Harvey Proctor Guardian

Unmask Lord Bramall’s accuser ‘Nick’ says war veteran’s son Telegraph

MP: Met Should Pay Bramall’s Legal Fees LBC

Scotland Yard should consider apology to Field Marshal Lord Bramall, suggests David Cameron Telegraph

David Cameron steps into child abuse row over war hero Lord Bramall Evening Standard

David Mellor: ‘Prosecute Lord Bramall Accuser’ LBC

Blameless: No justice for CLEARED D-Day hero Lord Bramall after false accusations Sun

L0rd Bramall’s False Accuser: A New Variant on Satanic Panic Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion

Child sex abuse trial: Victim felt “blackmailed ” by Rotherham Council Rotherham Advertiser

23 serving Essex Police officers to be interviewed over child sex abuse case failings Essex Chronicle


Sunday 17th January 2016

Wait goes on for Church report on Kendall House children’s home in Gravesend Kent Online

Shameful case of Lord Bramall is only the latest in a catalogue of police failures and cover-ups Independent on Sunday

Shabby and Wrong Sunday Times

Bramall may seek Met police apology Sunday Times

Westminster child sex abuse probe: Lord Bramall’s accuser should be charged, says Harvey Proctor Independent on Sunday

Hounded hero: D-Day veteran Lord Bramall could sue police over paedo quiz.  Peer endures year-long ordeal and has no cop apology now case has been dropped Sun

No way to treat a British hero: Outrage over Met’s refusal to apologise to former Army chief cleared of ‘ludicrous’ child abuse allegations as friends say ordeal ‘almost broke him’ Mail on Sunday

War hero: investigate my sex accuser Sunday Times

Thames Valley PCC criticises police over Lord Bramall enquiry ITV

Wait goes on for Church report on Kendall House children’s home in Gravesend Kent Messenger

Teachers downloading indecent images of children to be banned from classroom Telegraph


16th January 2016

Lord Bramall: How did police fall for these grotesque lies? Telegraph

Lord Bramall cleared: How lurid allegations were wrongly declared ‘credible and true’ Telegraph

Lord Bramall: ‘Twenty police searched my house for 10 hours. My wife was distraught’ Telegraph

Lord Bramall: Former head of the British Army cleared of sex abuse allegations in Operation Midland Independent

Lord Bramall: Ex-army head to face no action on child abuse claims BBC

“The devil himself”: Victim hits out at paedophile children’s home boss from Wirral Liverpool Echo


15th January 2016

Man interviewed by Operation Midland faces no further action Metropolitan Police

Lord Bramall ‘will face no further action’ in Operation Midland investigation Guardian

Saddleworth councillor Mike Buckley refuses to quit over child indecent images BBC

Lord Janner ‘abused 12 at children’s homes’ BBC

 Greville Janner child sex abuse case: alleged victims damn decision to drop proceedings Guardian

Alleged victims of Lord Janner ‘devastated’ after the sex abuse case against the Labour peer is formally dropped following his death Mail


14th January 2016

Lambeth social services carer Leslie Paul jailed for child sex abuse BBC

Leslie Paul sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for sexual offences at children’s home CPS

11th January 2016

Kendall House: Savile abuse case doctor leads review BBC



9th January 2016

‘Westminster paedophile ring’ police officer DCI Paul Settle investigated by watchdog over claims of leaking material to media Independent

Kendall House: Church review of ‘drugged children’s’ home BBC


8th January 2016

Police corruption allegations made at Jersey Care Inquiry ITV

Police officers involved in cover up of paedophile ring, says former Deputy Police Chief ITV

Child abuse investigation could have started four years earlier says former Deputy Police Chief ITV

Corruption spanned police and politicians according to former Deputy Police Chief ITV


7th January 2016

Survivors’ organisation threatens abuse inquiry boycott BBC


6th January 2016

Police confirm 70 child abuse suspects identified in Notts probe but with only four arrests Mansfield Chad

Inquiry hears of alleged abuse at Christian children’s home Premier
‘Pink glitter from my girl’s shoes caught paedophile who snatched her’ says mother of 6-year-old abducted by convict days after he finished sex offender rehab course Mail
 Relief after paedophile dad is found guilty of sex abuse Leighton Buzzard News
Paedophile gets five years’ jail for abusing girls Shetland News


5th January 2016

St Francis Boys’ Home sex abuse inquiry: Pair deny charges BBC

Resident evil: The child abusers who only stopped because their care home closed Hull Daily Mail (St William’s, Market Weighton)

Historic alleged child sex abuse probe in new focus Belfast Telegraph (Hart/Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry)

Soldier admitted abusing boy but was never prosecuted, inquiry hears Irish News Manor House Children’s Home, Lisburn)

Boris Johnson says boy in Isis video is victim of child abuse and calls for him to be brought home Independent

New smartphone paedo threat as boy, nine, is groomed via Clash Of Clans Sun


4th January 2016

Inquiry failed us say abuse victims after police rule out action over “brutal, horrible” approved school Northern Echo (Stanhope Castle School, Co Durham)

Alleged abuse victims ‘failed’ by Durham Police ITV

MP Simon Danczuk denies rape allegation made against him BBC

Labour MP Simon Danczuk facing police inquiry over rape allegation Independent

Police launch rape investigation into Simon Danczuk after receiving a complaint dating from 2006 Mail

Simon Danczuk: Calls made for lewd texts MP to resign BBC

Danczuk Admits Sex Text Scandal Is Damaging Sky

Danczuk fears dismissal over sexting Times

Simon Danczuk tells Labour to remove Ken Livingstone from ‘abuse of position’ inquiry Independent

Rotherham sex abuse trial: Mother weeps at daughter’s ‘abuse’ book BBC

St William’s Catholic care home child sex abusers jailed BBC (James Carragher and Anthony McCallen, St William’s Market Weighton)

Former chaplain and headmaster convicted for 35 non-recent sex offences CPS

Children’s home former head and ex-chaplain jailed for sex abuse of boys BT

Former head of Catholic approved school and chaplain are jailed for abusing young boys who were ‘effectively trapped’ there Mail

Paedophile hunting couple capture moment they caught pervert arriving at supermarket to meet ’14-year-old girl’ after luring him with fake Facebook profile Mail

‘Paedophile-hunting’ vigilantes who have snared 40 criminals to be unmasked in new documentary Mirror

Paedophile Simon Walford jailed for 80 child abuse convictions in ‘house of horrors’ Western Morning News

“Career paedophile” convicted of sexually abusing a young lad is jailed for 16 years Bristol Post

Rhyl man caught downloading child porn during international paedophile blackmail plot Daily Post

Sydenham paedophile Rolf Harris has hired an expensive legal team in a bid to appeal his prison sentence This is Local London


3rd January 2016

Whistleblower Jayne set for child sex abuse speech Rotherham Advertiser

Wives at war over disgraced Danczuk Times

Sex text MP Simon Danczuk is a ‘Jekyll and Hyde character who cried like a baby when I dumped him’, says his latest ex-girlfriend Mail


2nd January 2016

Teenager sexted by shamed MP Simon Danczuk was dominatrix who sold toenail clippings for £10 Mirror

My years of abuse by sex text MP: Ex-wife of disgraced Danczuk claims he bullied her into ‘sly, awful sex while she was asleep’ – then said ‘It’s the deal, you are my wife’ when she complained Mail


1st January 2016

Paedophile who sexually abused three schoolgirl babysitters jailed Leicester Mercury

31st December 2015

Historic sex abuse inquiry police spoke to 30 ex-staff at detention centre Hartlepool Mail

Simon Danczuk apologises unreservedly after explicit texts claims by Simon Danczuk Guardian

‘Disturbing’, ‘bizarre’ and ‘foolish’: Critics react to anti-paedophile MP Simon Danczuk, 49, as he is suspended by Labour over ‘spank’ texts he sent to 17-year-old girl Mail

Labour MP Simon Danczuk exchanges steamy sex texts offering to “spank” 17-year-old girl Mirror

Leicester boy lived with paedophile for two years, court hears BBC

Social services under fire after boy cared for by convicted paedophile relative for at least two years Independent

Entertainer Robin Maughan remanded in custody on indecent images charges Leicester Mercury


29th December 2015

Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of covering up historic sex abuse Telegraph

Jehovah’s Witness who choked girls as young as six for sexual thrills is finally jailed – after congregation covered up his crimes for more than 20 years Mail

Taxpayers spend £5 million a year on historical sex abuse inquiries Express


27th December 2015

Tory MP who reported a senior Labour politician over child sex abuse claims says he is being vilified in response Mail


23rd December 2015

Lawyers to discuss next steps in Janner sex abuse trial ITV (date for 15th January 2016 at the Old Bailey)

Greville Janner 1928-2015: ‘Special man’ leaves chequered legacy Jewish News

Muted tributes after death of Labour peer The Jewish Chronicle Online

Serial rapist Ashley McAloren, from Chatham, jailed for string of sex attacks Kent Online 

Eradicating child abuse: “stop seeking easy, quick-fix solutions” Guardian

Historical child abuse inquiry announces key dates BBC Scotland

Landmark conviction of Catholic official over his handling of sex-abuse complaints is overturned again by Philadelphia court Mail

Teacher extradited over Great Finborough school sex charges BBC (St George’s School, Gerard Singer)

“Dangerous paedophile” raped child and used chatroom to distribute abuse images of young girls Mirror (Thomas Poole)


22nd December 2015

Former carer convicted of child sex offences CPS

Bringing ‘closure’ to the Lord Janner affair Times


21st December 2015

CPS considering next step after Lord Janner dies ahead of ‘abuse’ proceedings Belfast Telegraph

The Guardian view on Greville Janner: justice delayed is justice denied Guardian

Even death will not spare Lord Janner from ‘justice’ Telegraph

Lord Janner sex abuse case may still go on DESPITE his death in ‘trial of facts’ Mail

Care Home Resident: Janner Was Regular Visitor Sky


Sunday 20th December 2015

Lord Janner child sex abuse claims ‘cannot go to court’ Guardian

Lord Janner: Six alleged victims of child abuse to push for compensation despite death of Labour peer Independent on Sunday

Lord Janner’s 6 ‘sex abuse victims’ vow to continue fight for justice after his death Mirror

Lord Greville Janner at different stages of public life – video Guardian


19th December 2015

Lord Janner dies, aged 87, after long illness BBC

Lord Janner dies aged 87 Guardian

Lord Janner dead: Former Labour peer found unfit to stand trial for alleged child sex abuse dies aged 87 Independent

Labour Peer Lord Janner Dies After Long Illness Sky


17th December 2015

Former Catholic monk faces extradition to Scotland amid claims of child abuse Herald Scotland

Former monk facing extradition over child abuse BBC Scotland

‘Depraved’ paedophile from Runcorn sent down for three years and nine months Liverpool Echo

Paedophile looked at pictures of naked boys in Starbucks: David Swift jailed for almost five years after 12-month manhunt Birmingham Mail

Cornish paedophile hanged himself after molesting girl of 8 in her bed North Devon Journal

Paedophile volunteering at theatre The Argus (Eastbourne)

South Shields paedophile Raymond Craig jailed for further five years The Shields Gazette

Ilkeston paedophile jailed for six-and-a-half years Derbyshire Times

Paedophile from Walsall jailed for having sex with 13-year-old Walsall Advertiser


16th December 2015

Paedophile presenter Stuart Hall released from prison after serving half of five-year sentence Mirror

Paedophile Stuart Hall Released From Prison Sky

Child sex abuse trial: Victim “suffered a decade of abuse” Rotherham Advertiser

St William’s Children’s Home abuse victim ‘can’t forget’ BBC


15th December 2015

Child protection cases have rocketed – Cameron’s only answer is privatisation Guardian

Op Pallial: Peter Steen not guilty of all home abuse charges BBC

Child sexual abuse: failing another generation of children? Beatrix Campell via Open Democracy

Paedophile found with 20,000 indecent images jailed ITV


14th December 2015

Woman tried to ‘pimp out’ girls from Rotherham children’s home, court hears Guardian

‘A hell of an ordeal’: DJ Dr Fox weeps in court as he is found NOT GUILTY of sexually and indecently assaulting young fans and colleagues Mail

Dragged through the dock: Dr Fox just the latest in a lengthy line of famous faces who have fallen foul of police’s ‘fixation on celebrities’ Mail

Dr Fox blasts prosecutors as he is cleared of sex assaults on radio colleagues and teenage girls Telegraph

Dr Fox not guilty: Capital Radio DJ cleared of historic assaults on fans and former colleagues Evening Standard

Neil ‘Dr’ Fox trial: Live updates as DJ is cleared of sexually and indecently abusing fans and colleagues Mirror

‘If Op Yewtree was a footie team it’d be relegated’ TV host slams Met over Dr Fox trial Star

Paul Gambaccini calls for Met Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to resign LBC via Scoopnest

Five child sex alerts raised in South Tyneside per month Shields Gazette

Child sex abuse: Dozens held in raids in Americas and Spain BBC


Sunday 13th December 2015

Top military school ‘abuse’ probed Sunday Express (Queen Victoria School, Dunblane.  July 2015 Express story here)


12th December 2015

Jimmy Savile’s brother raped me and my complaint was ignored 14 times Mirror

Over 60 child porn arrests in in Norfolk and Suffolk as part of national crackdown Eastern Daily Press

Theatre companies tour Rotherham schools in bid to highlight child sexual exploitation The Star

New anti-child sexual exploitation scheme launched South Wales Argus

Man charged with sex tourism after ‘flying to Ireland for sex with 13-year-old girl’ Irish Independent


11th December 2015

VIP child abuse witness retracts murder claims: Outrage of ex-Tory MP who was implicated by ‘Darren’ Mail

NI child abuse: Children’s commissioner to monitor police action BBC

Jersey health loses battle over child abuse reports BBC

Jailed paedophile Rolf Harris, 85, rakes in £76,000 in prison as assets at his investment firm soar Mail

Biteback to publish Harvey Proctor’s memoir ‘Credible and True’ The Bookseller

Convicted Ealing paedophile has sentencing suspended due to ill-health Get West London

Paedophile had hundreds of indecent images of children Northumberland Gazette

58-year-old man jailed for possession of indecent images of children ITV

Child porn help charity launches new campaign Rotherham Advertiser

Jessie J mentor writes song encouraging child sex abuse victims to expose VIP paedo ring Express

New Addington woman Amanda Lockhart, 46, thought 14-year-old she had sex with was older as he was “dominant” with her Croydon Guardian

Why are prosecutors targeting the press with no evidence and not Lord Janner? Express


10th December 2015

Witness in VIP paedophile scandal backs down Times (‘Darren’)

Child abuse image investigation leads to 682 arrests BBC

Teachers and medical staff among 682 child abuse suspects arrested Guardian

How one-in-seven paedophile suspects have jobs that could involve CHILDREN in posts such as teaching, health and the law Mail

SPARED JAIL: Former council officer Colin Bulger who downloaded extreme child pornography Hull Daily Mail

Rotherham sex abuse trial told two women groomed children and sold them to gangs of men Mirror

Force tackles online paedophile crime Exeter Daily


9th December 2015

VIP child sex charity loses its NHS funds over concerns that controversial therapy they use may cause ‘false memories’ Mail (Lantern Project)

Police Interview 80 Potential Victims in Boarding School Abuse Investigation Slater & Gordon


8th December 2015

Pensioner from Connah’s Quay is jailed for historic abuse of girl The Leader


7th December 2015

Janner hearing transcript Judiciary of England and Wales

Lord Janner unfit to stand trial, judge rules BBC

Lord Janner judge to rule on evidence behind lack of fitness to stand trial Guardian

The Lantern Project NHS Wirral

Estimating child abuse numbers can overload social workers and put more pressure on families Community Care

Lack of services for child abuse victims Irish Examiner

Call For Better Reporting Of Suspected Child Abuse Presented In Westminster Mix 96

Monstrous Irish paedophile discovered living in quiet English village Irish Mirror


Sunday 6th December 2015

Judge to rule on fitness of Lord Janner to stand trial for ‘child sex abuse’ Mail

Infamous paedophile seen Christmas shopping in Devon town North Devon Journal

Long-running sexual abuse campaign on young girl sees man jailed for 14 years Gloucester Citizen

Priest warned police officer to drop investigation or lose job, child abuse hearing told Guardian (Australian Royal Commission)

Royal commission returns to Ballarat child abuse and George Pell’s response Guardian (Australian Royal Commission)


5th December 2015

Man charged with Southampton children’s home sex abuse BBC (Salerno Road Children’s Home)

Colin Davis, former boss of the Salerno Road Children’s Home in Southampton, charged with abuse of nine boys Daily Echo

Police charge man over indecent offences against children ITV (Salerno Road Children’s Home)

Why an MP wants India to talk about child sex abuse BBC

Paedophile police inspector jailed over 3,000 sick child abuse images Oxford Mail

Rape cases soar to nearly 30,000 in a year in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal Mirror


4th December 2015

Clear me before I die, pleads war hero: Ex Army chief, 91, accused of child sex abuse fears case could drag on for months despite no evidence being found to support claims Mail

Inside the depraved world of the Maoist cult leader who kept his own daughter a prisoner for 30 years and brainwashed disciples into thinking he was a god while sexually assaulting them Mail


3rd December 2015

Police blocked from charging former Labour MP Tom Driberg with sexually abusing boys, claims Simon Danczuk Independent


2nd December 2015

Tom Driberg MP ‘escaped prosecution for sexually abusing boys’ Exaro News


1st December 2015

Historical child abuse: Key investigations BBC

Operation Hydrant: UK police identify 2,228 child abuse suspects BBC

Campaigner calls for more to be done to prevent child abuse Dorset Ech0


30th November 2015

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe faces calls to halt ‘cowardly’ Lord Bramall investigation into VIP abuse ring claims Telegraph

Men in court over 1960’s abuse allegations at Shefford children’s home Bedford Today

Freedom of information release on Operations Yewtree, Fairbank, Midland, Hydrant and Winter Key Met Police


27th November 2015

Child sex abuse inquiry to focus on churches and politicians Guardian

Child sexual abuse inquiry faces huge task  BBC

Child sexual abuse inquiry: Current MPs along with Catholic and Anglican churches to be investigated Independent

MPs, Spies And Clergy Focus Of Abuse Inquiry Sky

Medomsley Detention Centre to be investigated by Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Chronicle Live

Durham Police ‘welcome’ Medomsley investigation ITV

Lord Janner is sued for up to £2.5million by six alleged victims of historical sex abuse – but has yet to be told what he is accused of doing Mail


25th November 2015

Outrage as senior government official with 2,700 child abuse images spared jail Mirror

Historic sex abuse allegations can be made up by ‘compensation seekers’ – St William’s jury told Hull Daily Mail

Child abuse survivors: Holyrood is now complicit in the cover-up The National Scotland

Chard man charged with historic sex abuse of young girl Western Gazette

Widnes man jailed for historic sexual abuse Runcorn and Widnes World


24th November 2015

The Truth About Child Sex Abuse, presented by Tanya Byron and Tazeen Ahmad, is broadcast on Tuesday 24 November on BBC Two at 22:00 GMT

Are paedophiles’ brains wired differently? BBC

Thousands of child sex abuse cases missed, report says BBC

Child sexual abuse: How big is the ‘iceberg’? BBC

The Truth about Child Sex Abuse, BBC 2 – TV review: A mature approach rather than a blame game Independent

The litany of child abuse by Catholic priests that no longer shocks the world Guardian

Labour MP Chuka Umunna demands new probe on death of Shirley Oaks abuse victim Peter Davis Mirror

Former police officer jailed for historic sexual abuse Littlehampton Gazette

Purley man accused of possessing indecent images of a child and bestiality Croydon Advertiser

Alan Wellbelove badgered child with ‘wholly inappropriate” text messages Gazette & Herald


23rd November 2015

Catholic Church releases new guidelines to deal with child sex abuse claims, critics label ‘disingenuous’ abcnet.au

Tory peer Lord Lawson says police should stop funding historical sex abuse investigations to save money Independent


Sunday 22nd November 2015

Stop complaining! Police could save money from historic sex abuse inquiries, says ex-Chancellor Lord Lawson Mail on Sunday

MORE than 300 people prominent in public life are facing allegations of historic sex abuse, the police chief co- ordinating the investigations has revealed. Sunday Times

Simon Bailey, the chief constable of Norfolk and commander of Operation Hydrant, which is overseeing the inquiries into non-recent child abuse in institutions or by prominent people, also revealed that he is drawing up new guidelines, which will be issued to investigating officers within the next few weeks on how to handle witnesses and alleged offenders.

The move follows growing concerns over the handling of some cases in which witnesses have given lurid accounts of abuse — including murder — and named alleged abusers. A number of the most highly publicised accounts have subsequently turned out to be either impossible to substantiate or fantasy.

Bailey said that of 2,156 people identified by police as suspects, 302 were in positions of public prominence.

Of those, 147 are television and radio personalities, 17 sports personalities, 39 from the music industry and 99 elected officials. “But the data increases on a weekly basis,” Bailey said in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“We have alleged abuse in 753 institutions to date and 286 deceased offenders.”

Bailey warned that media and public attention on alleged VIP child sex abusers was distracting attention from the areas where offending was at its highest: interfamilial abuse, child sexual exploitation and peer-on-peer abuse. “I think we have to be very careful. Elected officials make up 4% of the totality of [Operation] Hydrant — a tiny number,” he said.

Prostituted at 12 by my mother… to Morris Minor icon Lord Nuffield: He was a titan of British philanthropy who founded an Oxford college. Now his victim – after a lifetime of silence – reveals her shattering police testimony Mail on Sunday


21st November 2015

‘Monster’ given 30 year prison sentence for sex crimes against two schoolgirls and baby Leicester Mercury

Former Army Sergeant-Major jailed after he manipulated, bullied and sexuall abused a young girl Bristol Post

Pensioner jailed for sex abuse of young girls This is Lancashire

Girl contacted Childline hours before ‘grotesque’ rape in ‘chilling prediction’ of what would happen to her Mirror


20th November 2015

Home Affairs Committee Report: Police Investigations and the role of the Crown Prosecution Service (Leon Brittan, Paul Gambaccini, Tom Watson, Paul Settle)

Tom Watson promises written apology to Lady Brittan Yahoo News via Press Association

Tom Watson agrees to make humiliating written apology to Lord Brittan’s family Telegraph

Tom Watson told to make written apology over Lord Brittan comments Guardian

Labour’s Tom Watson slated by select committee for butting into Leon Brittan sex inquiry Express

Met censured for pursuing Leon Brittan investigation Financial Times

Ministers accused of cover-up over historic sexual abuse Scotsman

Men charged with a total of 72 counts of historic abuse at St Francis Boys’ Home in Shefford Bedfordshire News

St Francis Boys’ Home sex abuse inquiry: Two men charged BBC

Police worker Barry Rankine had 300,000 abuse images BBC

Ex-head David Cowling jailed for 1970s school sex abuse in Perth BBC

Catholic Church to announce abuse reforms Scotsman

Bishops ‘produce action plan after abuse claims response review’ Herald Scotland

Gym coach sentenced for sex offences against young girls in West Sussex Sussex Police (Martin O’Hara)

Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle gets 15 years in prison for child sex crimes Independent


19th November 2015

Carly Simon Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse Rolling Stone

Viola Davis shares heartbreaking story of sister’s sexual assault Today News

The Truth about Child Sex Abuse BBC Two

Child abuse images man from Dudley spared jail Express & Star

Child sex abuse royal commission calls for victims from The King’s School and Tudor House Preparatory School to come forward ABC.net.au

Former Box Hill School teacher cleared of sexual abuse charges Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser (Russell Monk)


18th November 2015

Watson ‘reprehensible’ over Brittan rape probe: Lord Lamont speaks out to back police officer’s comments that deputy Labour leader is engaging in a ‘witch-hunt’ Mail

Safeguarding chair’s fear for children’s services’ following spending review Community Care

Police sign for database to fight child abuse UK Authority

Paedophile case sent to High Court over miscarriage of justice fears STV


17th November 2015

Rise in sex crimes not due to historical cases, says lord chief justice Guardian

Teaching assistant Caroline Berriman who groomed boy jailed after suspended sentence deemed too lenient Manchester Evening News

Ex-police chief Gordon Anglesea appears in court charged over historical sex offences Daily Post

Ex-police chief Gordon Anglesea’s child sex charges BBC

London sex abuse charity says few male victims report crime BBC

Gary Glitter loses appeal against conviction Guardian

Gary Glitter fails in his appeal on his schoolgirls sex abuse convictions Manchester Evening News


16th November 2015

Police close down Bradford snooker club at centre of child sex investigation Telegraph & Argus

Sex abuse victims struggle for justice in Brisbane’s web of powerful interests Guardian

Abuse inquiry: Legal action threat from ‘left out’ survivors BBC (Scotland)


15th November 2015


14th November 2015

Retired vicar Roger Wakely jailed for sexual assaults on pupils over four decades Independent

Paul Gambaccini: ‘Sex allegations cost me £200,000 – but I wouldn’t sue the police’ Telegraph (Yewtree)

Police have LOST woman’s Ted Heath statement about a missing boy Mirror

Former teacher’s historic sex abuse trial collapses, as jury is dismissed Cambridge News (David Beard)

Child sex abuse royal commission in Brisbane: Seven things we learnt Brisbane Times

Ex-Gordonstoun teacher appears in court on historic child sex claims Press & Journal


13th November 2015

Jimmy Savile’s ex-BBC producer ‘Uncle Ted’ quizzed by Operation Yewtree cops over alleged sex offences Mirror

Operation Yewtree detectives re-interview Jimmy Savile’s former producer on suspicion of sexual offences Mail


12th November 2015

Police ‘got things wrong’ with Operation Yewtree Mail

Ex-Operation Yewtree head admits police were not prepared for numbers of people to come forward Mirror

Angry scenes as suspected paedophile appears at court Mansfield Chad (Operation Xeres, Christopher Metcalf)

Former Sunbury vicar and teacher guilty of historic child sex abuse Get Surrey (Roger Wakely, Bishop Wand Church of England School, Ealing Grammar School)


11th November 2015

Child abuse inquiry to begin taking victims’ testimony in private hearings Guardian

Cambridge teacher denies historic sex abuse Cambridge News

Ex-government minister ‘investigated by gardai over child sex abuse claims’ Irish Mirror

Twisted Paedophile Information Exchange beast calls for scientists to create child sex ROBOTS Mirror


10th November 2015

White schoolgirl aged 13 ‘was repeatedly raped and sexually abused as she was passed round gang of 15 Asian men’ Mail

Four charged with historic sexual abuse at children’s homes in Leeds ITV (Operation Polymer, Thorp Arch Grange Children’s Home, Shadwell Children’s Home)

Labour MP: VIP Sex Abuse Dossier Was “Clearly” Ignored LBC (John Mann radio interview)

Ex-head Jon Styler may have abused 100 boys, solicitors claim BBC (Malpas Church in Wales Primary School)

Headteacher who killed himself when confronted with child abuse claim ‘may have targeted more than 100 boys over 25 years’ Mail (Jon Styler, Malpas Church in Wales Primary School)

Roy Harper criticises ‘delays’ after abuse charges dropped BBC

Folk singer Roy Harper ‘left incredibly angry’ after sexual abuse charges are dropped NME

Female ex-colleague of Neil Fox ‘was sacked after complaining about DJ’s sleazy behaviour’ Mirror

DJ Neil Fox ‘incredulous’ at sex assault claims, court told Yahoo News


9th November 2015

Roy Harper ‘angry’ at court fight as sexual abuse charges dropped Guardian

Radio DJ Neil Fox’s ‘sleazy’ behaviour made female ex-colleague want to ‘puke in his face’ Mirror

Radio DJ Neil Fox ‘asked colleague if she had done the walk of shame’ Mirror

Campaign against child sexual exploitation in Lancashire ITV

Former Leeds Golf Club pro jailed for historic sex offences Yorkshire Evening Post (Christopher Mowl)

Airdrie paedophile who downloaded indecent images of children as young as five faces jail Daily Record (John Melvin)

Russian dissident faces trial over child abuse images Guardian

Huge increase in online child abuse investigations Lancashire Evening Post


Sunday 8th November 2015

‘Why did Dad send me back to the school if he knew I’d been raped?’: Actor Donald Sinden’s son on the horror of being abused by his headmaster – and the horrific secret his father took to the grave Mail on Sunday

Child abuse cases delayed by police backlog BBC


7th November 2015

Tom Watson’s broadside at abuse probe ally: Deputy Labour leader’s clash with Westminster paedophile ring whistleblower Mail

Cliff: I was never alone with boys Sun

Sir Cliff Richard ‘tells police he was NEVER alone with boys who now say he abused them’ – as it emerges he faces ANOTHER Christmas in limbo over child sex claims Mail

Sir Cliff Richard questioned by detectives ‘over two new alleged abuse victims’ Telegraph

Drunken Devon computer user downloaded child abuse images Exeter Express & Echo (David Williams)

6th November 2015

Girl, 7, tried to kill herself after her prostitute mother let clients abuse her in conditions of ‘Victorian bleakness’, court hears Mail


5th November 2015

Sir Cliff Richard ‘re-interviewed by police’ BBC

Sir Cliff Richard interviewed by police over 1980s sex claim ITV

Paedophile TV presenter Stuart Hall planned on escaping to Spain after jail release – but probation officers won’t allow him to leave the country for three years Mail

Every single child is at risk of being groomed and sexually exploited online, warns charity – and it starts at age eight Mail

Revealed: letters Tom Watson exchanged with DPPs Alison Saunders and Sir Keir Starmer Telegraph

Former MI6 deputy director George Kennedy Young is ‘key figure’ in missing child abuse dossier, says MP Telegraph

Victims of historic sexual abuse at deaf school speak about their ordeal BBC (Woodford School)

DJ Neil Fox to go on trial accused of string of sex offences against children ITV


4th November 2015

Ex-deputy director of MI6 is named by MP as ‘key’ figure who ‘manipulated’ Westminster VIP paedophile ring Mail

Tens of thousands of sexx crimes against teenagers unreported, charity says Guardian

Gordon Anglesea charged with further child sex offences BBC

CPS fined £200,000 over theft of interview film laptops BBC

Child abuse inquiry ‘will recommend compensation for victims’ Belfast Telegraph

Amnesty welcomes widening of Northern Ireland child abuse inquiry – Mother and Baby Homes to be investigated Amnesty

Medomsley abuse detectives trawl newspaper archives for leads as retired cops are drafted in Chronicle Live


3rd November 2015


2nd November 2015

A shocking new film will reveal ‘an iceberg of child sex abuse’ in the US entertainment industry Independent

Male Sexual Abuse: If It’s Still a Taboo Let’s Do Something About It Duncan Craig, CEO Survivors Manchester, Huffington Post

Jail term for 81-year-old man convicted of sexual abuse ITV (Harold Burnett)

Pontypool man who had more than 100 indecent images of children avoids prison South Wales Argus (Jamie Wilkins)

Head teacher Tim Watson appears in court accused of making indecent photographs of child Kent Online (Cliffe Woods Primary School)

Wrexham scout leader Ben McCarthy jailed for indecent images  BBC

Anfield paedophile caught surfing the net despite being banned is jailed for a year Liverpool Echo

Worcester man in court on child porn charges Worcester News (Christopher Harper)

Wrexham mum fined for offensive post about sex offender on Facebook Daily Post


Sunday 1st November 2015

Westminster child sex abuse scandal: Senior officer did not leak details of VIPs’ accuser, Met Police told Independent on Sunday

Samantha Morton: on the Last Panthers, the abuse scandal and growing up in care Sunday Telegraph

Operation Midland: Police hunt for Westminster paedophiles cost taxpayers £3m Sunday Express


31st October 2015

Woman awarded MBE for services to children ‘did nothing to stop paedophile husband’, say victims Mirror

Woman awarded MBE for services to kids accused of turning blind eye to paedophile husband’s child abuse Daily Record


30th October 2015

Doncaster Man Jailed For Child Abuse Heart (David Coates)

Man jailed for 11 years for child abuse ITV (David Coates)

Enduring mystery of girl, 15, who vanished on way home from flute class after Pope told family, ‘She’s in heaven’ Mail
Legion of Christ: Pope Francis offers to forgive paedophile scandal order Guardian

Former Surrey music teacher sentenced to 20 years in prison for historic sexual abuse Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser (John Clark, Aldro School)

Hartlebury ex-school worker in boy rape arrest BBC

Nottingham City Council takes out injunction to ‘silence’ campaigner BBC

One person in a thousand has been convicted of sex crime Times

Inquiries are not about making victims feel better Telegraph

Man jailed for historic child-sex-abuse charges ITV (David Kendrew)


29th October 2015

Ex-Bishop helped cover up abuse by colleague Telegraph

UN staff circulated child abuse images on work emails Guardian

Disgraced Sussex vicar jailed for indecent assaults Argus (Vickery House)

40 years on… pervert teacher is jailed for abusing pupils at Leeds school Yorkshire Evening Post (Seymour Stephenson-Dall, Eastmoor Approved School)


28th October 2015

Kendall House: Review into drug claim children’s home ‘stalled’ BBC

Man charged with seven historic sexual offences ITV (Christopher Metcalfe)

First charges announced in historic sex abuse scandal into children’s homes around Mansfield and Ashfield Mansfield & Ashfield Chad (Nottingham homes)

NHS and social services fail child sexual abuse survivors, study reveals Guardian

Years of failure… is it end for Britain’s top cop? Sun

Peter McKelvie Downplays Role in Spreading “VIP Abuse Ring” Allegation Bartholemew’s Notes on Religion

Paedophile avoids jail after offering to ‘share’ unborn baby with other perverts Independent


27th October 2015

Brother of ‘selfie queen’ Karen Danczuk is charged with historical sex attacks on three victims – including 11 counts of rape Mail

Tom Watson ‘confused claims over VIP child sex abuse’ Telegraph (Peter McKelvie)

BREAKING: Seven people charged with child sexual exploitation offences South Yorkshire Police

VIP Abuse Investigations Reorganise Bartholemew’s Notes on Religion

Shirley Oaks abuse: Calls for case of hanged boy to be reopened BBC

Japan urged to ban manga child abuse images Guardian


26th October 2015


Sunday 25th October 2015

Tom Watson facing SECOND Commons grilling over ‘witch hunt’ against VIP sex offenders Mail


24th October 2015

Tom Watson under fire for remarks on family life of police officer Telegraph

Church accused of systematic failings after sixth abuser in two years unmasked Argus (George Bell)

National child abuse inquiry to meet Nottingham victim support group ITV

James Lochrie jailed for abuse on teenagers in West Lothian and Glasgow BBC


23rd October 2015

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s trip to Oman helps him avoid grilling by MPs over Brittan Telegraph

Tom Watson pressured CPS to reopen second sex abuse case Telegraph

Police asked to look into Tom Watson’s role in sex case ‘witch hunt’ Telegraph

Former DJ James Russell jailed for abusing young girl BBC


22nd October 2015

Officers fall out at Westminster over ‘unlawful’ inquiry handling of Leon Brittan rape allegations Police Professional

Not all paedophiles are bad people – we need to have a sense of proportion Independent

Tory mayoral hopeful Zac Goldsmith talks Jeremy Corbyn, tax credit cuts and Heathrow expansion (and Elm Guest House) Wimbledon Guardian

Cabinet minister calls on Parliament to investigate Tom Watson’s ‘shocking’ pursuit of Leon Brittan over sex abuse slurs Mail

Victim of paedophile Trevor Bolton speaks of “strange mix of emotions” as former Carmel College French teacher convicted Oxford Times

Bishop of Chichester George Bell’s sex abuse victim gets compensation BBC

Church of England bishop George Bell abused young child Guardian

Men who shared video of themselves abusing a boy are jailed BBC (Scott Sinclair, Richard Gallagher)


21st October 2015

HASC on investigation into Lord Brittan and the allegations of ‘Jane’:

The hounding of an innocent Tory peer by a police force that refused to accept the truth Telegraph

Shoot the messenger? There is a danger that the hysterical attitude to allegations of VIP child abuse will be replaced by negligence Independent

Donald Macintyre’s Sketch: Tom Watson and the DCI – a sorry tale of ‘betrayal’ Independent

Even if there had been a case against Leon Brittan, Tom Watson’s bungling would have capsized it Telegraph

MPs’ committee rejects calls to question Zac Goldsmith over Leon Brittan claims Guardian

Police raided Brittan’s two homes weeks after he died: Officers rummaged through peer’s clothes, diaries and effects in coordinated swoop Mail

John Mann receives a dossier compiled by Sir Victor Raikes and Anthony Courtney’s dossier, and authored by a Conservative party member in the 1980s:

Missing dossier on alleged paedophile ring handed to MP Telegraph

Police to investigate Geoffrey Dickens sex abuse dossier BBC


20th October 2015

Detective to tell of his anger over Tom Watson’s ‘meddling’ in VIP sex abuse case Telegraph

Former head of paedophile inquiry to face MPS Guardian

Statement re: Operation Midland and Fairbank Metropolitan Police

Off the case: Detective who said VIP child sex abuse claims were ‘credible’ is replaced as head of shambolic Operation Midland Mail

Scotland Yard assigns team to oversee all historical child sex abuse investigations Guardian

Operation Midland: Detective who claimed allegations were ‘credible and true’ is no longer overseeing probe Telegraph

Met Police merges child sex abuse inquiries BBC

Rape suspects deserve anonymity from social media witch-hunts Telegraph

Holburn and St Pancras MP calls for greater rights for sex abuse victims Hamstead & Highgate Express (Keir Starmer)

‘Jimmy Savile was supremely controlling – of people and his myth’ Guardian

Ban media from naming sex abuse suspects before charge, says top lawyer Guardian

Experts join historic child abuse inquiry (Scotland) The Times

Ex police officer: Child abuse evidence hidden ITV (Jersey)


19th October 2015

Tom Watson accused of damaging the credibility of those campaigning on sex abuse.  Tory MP Tim Loughton says the Labour deputy leader looks rather silly following his interventions in the VIP child abuse investigations Telegraph

Police SHOULD have told Lord Brittan in a ‘timely way’ that he had been cleared of rape, says Theresa May Mail

Six Bristol arrests over child sex ring Bristol 24/7

Former music teacher from Aldro School pleads not guilty to sex offences Get Surrey (John Clark)


Sunday 18th October 2015

No record of alleged fatal crash involving Tory MP in Surrey Comet archives Your Local Guardian (‘Nick’, Midland)

Tom Watson: Why Labour’s deputy leader won’t stop speaking up for the victims of child abuse Independent on Sunday

VIP sex cases link to false memory Sunday Times (Graham Wilmer, Lantern, ‘Esther’, ‘Darren’)

Fears controversial techniques used by charity supporting Watson’s abuse victims could create ‘false memories’ Mail on Sunday (Graham Wilmer, Lantern, ‘Esther’, ‘Darren’)

Nelson’s Column: Abused children’s champion Tom Watson should not be hunted down as he’s no witch Sunday People

Tom Watson attacks child abuse victim in online rant Sunday Telegraph (Peter McKelvie, Ian McFadyen)

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson labels VIP child abuse victim ‘a narcissistic bully’ in Twitter rant Mail on Sunday (Peter McKelvie, Ian McFadyen)

Prison officers confiscate offensive poems written by Rolf Harris which mocked his victims Mail on Sunday

 17th October 2015

Tom Watson attacks child abuse victim in online rant Telegraph

Nelson’s Column: Abused children’s champion Tom Watson should not be hunted down as he’s no witch Sunday People

Fear of criticism stopped us clearing Brittan while he was alive, says Yard Times (Tom Watson)

Tom Watson and the ‘Paedophile Witch-hunt’ Martin Hickman

Spanish police arrest 81 in huge child pornography operation The Local ES

Jimmy Savile victim claims 5 more drivers linked to his abuse Mirror


16th October 2015

Resignation of Peter McKelvie from the IICSA’s VSCP

Resignation of Peter McKelvie from the Victims’ and Survivors Consultative Panel (VSCP) IICSA

Abuse inquiry adviser Peter McKelvie resigns BBC

Doubts cast over Cyril Smith’s alleged link to London paedophile ring Guardian

Tory candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith faces Commons grilling for refusing to apologise over VIP sex abuse slurs Mail

Goddard abuse inquiry: Peter McKelvie quits Channel 4 News

Doubts cast over Cyril Smith’s alleged link to London paedophile ring Guardian

Scotland Yard chief calls for ban on publicly naming any police suspect Independent

Bea Campbell defends Tom Watson on Westminster sex abuse claims BBC

Lady Brittan apology: MPS publishes key findings from report Met Police

Met chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: I cannot remember Lord Brittan verdict Standard

Lord Brittan case handling to be reviewed by another force, Met says BBC

Tory candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith faces Commons grilling for refusing to apologise over VIP sex abuse slurs Mail

Stop this insane VIP abuse inquiry before it costs us £120million (plus VAT)! Nothing credible has been unearthed – so why on earth is it continuing, asks RICHARD LITTLEJOHN  Mail

Abuse inquiry’s adviser plotted to smear top Tory: Whistleblower made baseless claims MP was linked to paedophiles Mail (Tom Watson, Peter McKelvie, IICSA)

The Metropolitan Police have just admitted they’re slaves to the witch-hunters’ mob Telegraph


15th October 2015

Tom Watson and Peter McKelvie Channel 4 news video

IICSA: information submitted to the Inquiry between 14 September and 2 October through the online form has been deleted due to a technical error IICSA

Tom Watson had the police in his political thrall – that is the real scandal Telegraph

Home affairs committee urged to quiz Zac Goldsmith over his sex abuse claims Guardian

Police dismissed Tom Watson’s 2012 abuse claims within two months BBC (‘Mr McKelvie has told the BBC he did not claim to Mr Watson that there had been a “Westminster paedophile ring”.’)

Goldsmith told to quit London mayor race over abuse ‘smears’: Tory candidate refuses to withdraw discredited claims linked to Brittan Mail

Why won’t the Met speak out on Tom Watson’s biggest claim? Spectator

Top Tory is latest to be smeared by Watson Times

Jehovah’s Witness jailed for sexual activity with a child Stratford Observer (Craig Allen)

So why the wait? Adam Verity

North Wales action plan is launched to fight child sex abuse  BBC

Former headmaster says he is victim of ‘fashion’ for historical sex abuse allegations Perth & Kinross Courier (David Cowling)

Paedo scout master jailed for abusing six boys on camping trips Irish Mirror

Friends of Fred West abused children in Exeter BBC

Fred and Rose West’s pub managers guilty of raping children in Devon across 15 years North Devon Journal


14th October 2015

Zak Goldsmith urged to withdraw paedophile ring allegations Guardian

Goldsmith told to quit London mayor race over abuse ‘smears’: Tory candidate refuses to withdraw discredited claims linked to Brittan Mail

Put down your pitchforks and stop the Tom Watson witch hunt Telegraph

Tom Watson under fresh pressure over sex abuse slurs on opponents as it emerges he demanded police probe COALITION minister Mail

Brittan police ‘were panicked by Tom Watson’: Officers requested interview with peer just two days after Labour MP complained over handling of the case Mail

Tom Watson: Deputy Labour Leader did not persuade police to interview Lord Brittan over rape claim, says CPS Independent

‘Abused boys at St William’s children’s home drugged with sweet drink’ – trial Hull Daily Mail (St Williams)

Former school caretaker found guilty of child sex crimes Northern Echo (James Hodgson)


13th October 2015

Why the ongoing abuse investigations are so complex Jim Gamble

Paedophile artist’s photographs and paintings must be destroyed, judge rules Independent

Why it’s right that a Jimmy Savile biography won this year’s Gordon Burn prize Guardian

‘To me Jimmy Savile was a good man’: Sir Tom Jones reveals his shock over former Top of the Pops presenter’s paedophile revelations as he credits his career to him Mail

Former teacher at children’s home goes on trial accused of sexual abuse Teesside Gazette (St Williams)

‘Witchcraft’ abuse cases on the rise BBC

Campaign offers help to those who view online abuse images BBC

Exaro Has Created Nothing But Misery And Confusion. It’s Time For It To Shut Up. Barrister Blogger

Tom Watson

Tom Watson letter did not lead to Leon Brittan being interviewed, says CPS Guardian

Committee to hold evidence session on the Investigation into the late Lord Leon Brittan Parliament UK

Tom Watson demanded action over three other allegations involving political opponents Telegraph

Tom Watson’s Leon Brittan letter received after police interview BBC

Tories gunning for Tom Watson forget their years of ignored muckraking Guardian

Home Affairs committee summons Tom Watson over Leon Brittan allegations BBC

Tom Watson to face select committee over pursuit of Leon Brittan Guardian

Despicable Tom Watson should stand down Times

Former MP accused of being part of a paedophile ring criticises Labour politicians Guardian (Esther)

Politician denies Esther Baker sexual abuse claims BBC

Daily Mail Probes Esther story as Ex-MP Interviewed By Police Barthsnotes


12th October 2015

Esther Baker allegations – MP interviewed for three hours today

Man quizzed after ‘abuse victim’ waives anonymity Sky

I’m the latest victim of sex abuse witch-hunt, says ex-MP: VIP police quiz former backbencher Mail

Former MP interviewed in Staffordshire paedophile ring investigation Guardian

Former MP quizzed by detectives over claims children abused by group of men ‘as police stood guard’ Mirror

Police quiz former MP over historic sex abuse allegations Telegraph

Tom Watson

Tom Watson statement Full exchange (video) from House of Commons

Tom Watson DPP correspondence letters with Alison Saunders Channel 4

Police knew Brittan had not met victim Times

He stood there as if he was in a West Brom saloon bar: QUENTIN LETTS hears Watson’s non-apology Mail

Defiant Tom Watson defends paedophile hunt demanding all MPs examine their consciences Mirror

Tom Watson refuses to apologise for comments made about Leon Brittan sex allegations Mirror

Watson refuses to apologise over Brittan and says all MPs must examine their consciences over child abuse – Politics live Guardian (Tom Watson’s statement in full and Sir Nicholas Soames’s point of order)

Tom Watson offers no apology for handling of Brittan allegations ITV

PM wades into row over Tom Watson’s abuse claims ITV

David Cameron piles pressure on Tom Watson over Leon Brittan comments Independent

Shame! Fury in the Commons as defiant Labour deputy leader Tom Watson refuses to apologise for his sex abuse smears Mail

Tom Watson faces rising pressure over Leon Brittan claims Guardian

DOMINIC LAWSON: Abuse slurs are like acid thrown in your face. Those to blame mustn’t evade justice Mail

Former West Norfolk scoutmaster Barry Warren, 78, of Kings Lynn jailed for 10 years and 6 months for sexual offences against boys Wisbech Standard

West Yorkshire police investigating 180 child sexual exploitation cases Guardian

Retired priest gave alleged abuse victim £10,000 cheque BBC

Roman Catholic priest gave £10,000 to alleged abuse victim BBC

Operation Midland: Who are the nine people accused of being part of a VIP paedophile ring?  Telegraph

After leading VIP paedophiles investigation, website Exaro itself faces media scrutiny and criticism Press Gazette

New specialist police team to target child sexual exploitation in North Wales Rhyl Journal


Sunday 11th October 2015

Why did the Met let Watson take over abuse probe? Scotland Yard faces hard questions after police used MP’s office to interview child abuse informant Mail (Mike Broad)

How letter from Tom Watson complaining that police had ignored Brittan rape claim struck fear into the hearts of Scotland Yard chiefs Mail

Leon Brittan: DPP should publish letters that reopened police investigation, MPs say Telegraph

Sex abuse victim took overdose after Panorama’s VIP paedophile ring cast doubt on claims Mirror

Sex abuse victims are attempting suicide LBC

The Media Column: The timing of last week’s ‘Panorama’ on child abuse worked well for the Conservatives Independent on Sunday

My life has been shattered by bogus rape claim, says ex-MP: Politician accused of assaulting young girl fears vigilantes will attack his family Mail on Sunday (Esther)

MPs demand public apology from Tom Watson over Leon Brittan ‘lies’ Telegraph

Labour wants Tom Watson to save it – unfortunately Rebekah Brooks is on a revenge mission Independent on Sunday

Sex abuse allegations: How did the Met get into this mess over Lord Brittan? Independent on Sunday

Leon Brittan rape inquiry: Tom Watson could face grilling over efforts to re-examine unproven claims Independent

MPs to quiz Watson over MP slurs Sunday Times

Why a deserved downfall beckons for Tom Watson by Nick Cohen Observer

Focus on VIP sex offenders is putting victims at risk, says NSPCC chief Observer

Answering questions on my support for Exaro Dr Jerome Booth

Exaro’s obsessives have done good things too Observer


10th October 2015

Despair of Army chief over VIP sex ring claim Telegraph (Bramall)

Witch-hunter Tom Watson’s uncle is a child abuser: Scoutmaster was jailed for sex attacks on a nine-year-old boy Mail

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson’s uncle revealed as a child abuser Telegraph

Leon Brittan rape inquiry: James O’Brien defends Tom Watson on LBC Independent

Tom Watson MP ‘forced out’ head of VIP sex abuse case as he admits Leon Brittan slur caused ‘distress’ Telegraph

It’s not Salem but the ghost of McCarthy haunting Lady Brittan Sunday Times

Simon Danczuk: We Ruled Out Action on Brittan Claims LBC

Poor Journalism & The Art of Innuendo – A Second Personal Statement Tim Pendry (Exaro)

Belfast man Gary Carruthers had 170-page manual on how to abuse children Belfast Telegraph

Ex-cops behind half the VIP paedophile claims investigated in cover-up probe Mirror


9th October 2015

Statement from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) regarding our position on recent media coverage Met Police

I Felt It Was My Duty to Pass Accusations Against Leon Brittan to the Authorities Tom Watson in the Huffington Post

How website behind abuse lies smeared Panorama reporter by saying that he grew up next to accused Tory MP Mail

Leon Brittan rape inquiry: Tom Watson admits he went too far in describing the former MP as evil Independent

Watson issues partial retraction over Brittan child abuse claims Guardian

Tom Watson defends actions over Lord Brittan allegations BBC

Tom Watson says it was his duty to hand over Leon Brittan child abuse claims Mirror

Leon Brittan’s brother demands apology from Tom Watson for sex crime claims Guardian

What a pathetic apology! Labour deputy leader Tom Watson condemned as he grudgingly concedes Leon Brittan sex slur caused ‘distress’  Mail

Why the Nonce Finder General Tom Watson won’t ever say sorry and is as unfit for high political office as the bearded Trot Corbyn himself, by Richard Littlejohn Mail

Devastating questions Labour’s smearmonger must answer… not least, why does he only brand TORIES as child sex abusers?  Mail

Revealed: how Watson pressed police to investigate VIP paedophile claims Times

Tom Watson must prove his point or admit he is unfit for public office Telegraph

Theresa May piles pressure on Tom Watson over Lord Brittan allegations Telegraph

Leon Brittan: when did the police go from investigators to judge and jury? Guardian

VIP abuse ring cop’s goes sick Sun (Midland)

Some notes on Tom Watson, The Daily Mail, and Leon Brittan Barthsnotes

Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles’ very close friendship with sex abuse bishop Peter Ball Mail


8th October 2015

Now say sorry, Mr Watson: MPs and family of ‘hounded’ Leon Brittan demand apology from Labour deputy leader over sex crime slurs Mail

Leon Brittan’s brother accuses police of ‘outrageous’ treatment of former Home Secretary, in ITV News interview  ITV

Abuse claims are turning into a witch hunt Telegraph

Police knew Brittan was innocent but kept it secret Times

Abuse of Privilege: Tom Watson has no credible evidence for a lurid and damaging conspiracy theory Times

David Aaronovitch slams Exaro News’ VIP child abuse reporting on LBC LBC 

Boris Johnson says Scotland Yard’s behaviour over Leon Brittan was ‘completely unacceptable’ Telegraph

Retired senior churchman denies eight historic counts of sex abuse involving two male teenagers Northern Echo


7th October 2015

‘The VIP Paedophile Ring: What’s the Truth?’ Articles on Panorama programme first aired last night

Leon Brittan sex abuse allegations: ‘Victim’ says he was coerced to make false claims as Met criticises Panorama Independent

Jimmy Savile Newsnight journalists attack BBC over ‘anti-victim’ Panorama investigation Independent

BBC Panorama broadcast ‘could deter thousands of child abuse victims from coming forward’ police chief warns  Mail

Panorama’s VIP paedophile investigation exposes tensions within the BBC Guardian

Panorama report: sex abuse claim against Leon Brittan ‘began as joke’ Guardian

The BBC should be praised for bringing cold facts to the VIP paedophile clamour Telegraph

VIP paedophile inquiry: Police criticise Panorama broadcast BBC

Scotland Yard ‘concerned’ at Operation Midland Panorama programme Mail

Panorama Defies Police “concerns” to Investigate VIP abuse claims Barthsnotes

The Louse & the Flea: Panorama, Exaro & the VIP Paedophile Scandal Tim Tate

The BBC Panorama child sex abuse fall out: No one yet knows the truth David Henke

Mark Watts on BBC Newsnight

Scotland Yard apologises to Lord Brittan’s widow over rape claim Guardian

I may just have been confused, admits Leon Brittan’s accuser Times

Injustice follows a dying man to his grave Times

Peter Ball conviction

Peter Ball: Ex-bishop jailed for 32 months for exploiting young priests for sex Telegraph

Retired bishop Peter Ball jailed for sex assaults BBC

Bishop Peter Ball ‘a sadistic, sexual predator’ BBC

Bishop escaped abuse charges after MPs and a royal intervened, court told Guardian

Charles and a REAL VIP sex abuse scandal: How Prince, ex-Cabinet ministers and former law chief ‘supported’ bishop jailed yesterday for crimes against boys Mail

Prince Charles DENIES he intervened in 1992 to help a bishop accused of sex offences – as the clergyman is finally jailed for abusing priests at ‘naked prayers’ Mail

Italian priest Don Gino Flaim justifies paedophilia on live TV Independent


6th October 2015

Panorama.  The VIP Paedophile Ring: What’s the Truth?  BBC iPlayer

Met statement to Panorama on allegations of child sexual abuse and homicide Metropolitan Police

VIP paedophile inquiry: Lord Brittan claims unreliable – ‘victim‘ BBC

Kim off it (interview with ‘Darren’) Sun

Scotland Yard accuses the BBC of hampering its investigations of historical child sexual abuse Telegraph

What’s the truth about the VIP paedophile ring? BBC

Met Police has ‘serious concerns’ over Panorama dealing with allegations of child sexual abuse and homicide Standard

Police must probe false claims of abuse by senior Conservatives and Establishment figures, says David Mellor Mail

Exaro Unleashes Attachs on BBC Panorama Barthsnotes

Victim suing Shropshire Council over jailed Telford paedophile teacher Shropshire Star

New arrest in Operation Yewtree Metropolitan Police

Sex abuse claim against Leon Brittan ‘began as a joke’ – BBC report Guardian

Babysitter who had sex with 11 year old boy gets suspended sentence Guardian


5th October 2015

Scotland Yard investigates abuse inquiry leaks to the media BBC (Panorama)

Met investigates Panorama source over leak of CSA survivor’s ID Exaro

VIP child abuse probe harmed by ‘false memories’ Mail (Midland)

Abuse inquiry questions role of former bishop Times

Church launches review of ex-Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball sex abuse case Yahoo News

Campaigners issue Jehovah’s Witness abuse warning Yahoo News

Jehovah’s Witnesses abuse victims ‘may never see justice’ STV

Ex-TV Dragon Doug Richard in Child Sex Case Sky

Abuse victims bid for justice from inquiry Mansfield & Ashfield Chad


4th October 2015

Scotland Yard’s paedophile unit: Meeting the men and women doing the most difficult work imaginable Independent

At the going down of the sun, we will… subject a hero to a hideous witch-hunt Sunday Times (Midland)

Rolf’s £500K tax windfall: Jailed paedo Harris demands huge rebate Daily Star

Police investigating 372 child sexual exploitation suspects fear ‘paedophile networks’ involved Birmingham Mail


3rd October 2015

Personal statement on Exaro and the current media war over the reporting of child abuse Tim Pendry

Margaret Thatcher biography part 7: dealing with rumours without evidence Telegraph

Cliff Richard abuse probe cops ‘ready to hand evidence files to prosecutors’ Mirror

BBC Panorama child abuse show ‘could stop victims coming forward’ claims campaigner Mirror

Former Army chief fighting ‘entirely unfounded’ child sex abuse claims should be ‘exonerated at the earliest opportunity’ Mail (Midland)

Man who said he was abused by VIP paedophile ring now claims he was ‘manipulated’ by news website that led the crusade against politicians Mail (Andrew, Panorama, Exaro)

Child Sex Abuse Inquiry: Correcting a misleading report in The Guardian David Henke (IICSA)

News website manipulated me, says man who accused VIP paedophiles Times (‘Darren’, Esther)


2nd October 2015

Jimmy Savile scandal inquiry contains ‘pretty shocking’ revelations Telegraph

Sun blocked from exposing Savile before his death, court hears Guardian

DJ Neil Fox faces new historical offence charges BBC

Lord Janner to be found unfit to stand trial over child sex abuse claims Guardian

Two educational referral unit staff on child cruelty charges BBC

Why I turned down Panorama’s interview request Exaro

Stanbridge Earls School ‘failed to protect vulnerable girls’ BBC

A shaking of belief: victims and impartial investigation The Police Foundation Blog (Midland)


1st October 2015

Where now for Exaro? Barrister Blogger


30th September 2015

Britain’s Botched Child Abuse Scandal American Conservative (Operation Midland)

Ex-Ealing teacher (Richard Alston) jailed for sexually abusing former pupil Get West London

Abuse allegations inquiry is finally to start after 15 years (Scotland) The National


28th September 2015

Man jailed for sexual abuse Metropolitan Police (Cayacos, Alston)

Richard Alston abuse case: former teacher sentenced BBC (Cayacos, Alston)

Former teacher from Bury St Edmunds jailed for molesting boy East Anglian Daily Times (Cayacos, Alston)

Former school teacher and and founder of PIE partner is sentenced to 21 months in prison Mail (Cayacos, Alston)


27th September 2015

‘VIP child abuse ring’ accuser served time in prison for fraud Telegraph (Elm)

Social worker who accused Leon Brittan and other VIPs as being part of an alleged paedophile ring was accused of fraud in 2011 Mail (Elm)


26th September 2015

Victims of paedophile ring speak of abuse suffered in the 1980s Chester Chronicle (Pallial)

Ex-MP to be interviewed by police over paedophile ring claims Guardian (Esther)

Former MP faces police probe over claims that he was part of a paedophile ring Mirror (Esther)

Cliff Richard abuse probe police draw veil of secrecy over investigation Mirror


25th September 2015

Media advisory – complainant in Operation Midland Gov.uk

Paedophile ring sentenced to 43 years in prison National Crime Agency (Pallial)

Wrexham historical child abuse gang jailed BBC (Pallial)

North Wales paedophile ring jailed for total 43 years ITV (Pallial)

Former professional wrestler at centre of paedophile ring is jailed for 14 years Wales Online (Pallial)

Operation Pallial: Connah’s Quay man sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex offences against young boys Deeside News

BBC boss Yentob and the Savile cover-up Sun

Jon Lydon says he was banned by the BBC for speaking out about Savile Metro

Jersey historical abuse investigators identify 60 suspects BBC


24th September 2015

Met Chief struggles to defend VIP sex probe: Hogan Howe admits his officers are finding it difficult to prove claims paedophile ring murdered three children Mail (Midland)


23rd September 2015

BBC confirms it will broadcast delayed Panorama investigation into VIP paedophile ring Independent

Should the Met believe victims from the outset?  BBC

Met Chief: VIP Paedophile Case Is Not A Shambles LBC (includes video interview with Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe)

Met chief defends controversial paedophile investigation and denies it is a ‘homosexual witch-hunt’ Telegraph

Met chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe backs ‘very detailed’ VIP child abuse investigation Standard

Westminster paedophile ring inquiry ‘not a shambles’, says police chief Guardian

PSNI receives complaints against 500 people over historical abuse claims BBC

Rochdale abuse inquiry: Alleged email ‘smear’ by MP Simon Danczuk against town hall boss passed to police Manchester Evening News


22nd September 2015

Child Sex Abuse: The Met Police’s honest attempt to safeguard survivors and alleged abusers David Henke

Westminster paedophile ring inquiry on brink of collapse, claims Harvey Proctor Guardian

Metropolitan Police Operation Midland Statement: Some Concerns Barths Notes

BBC response to Exaro article below: A reminder of the last update from the review team 24/08/15 BBC

Met overstepped mark in Westminster paedophile ring inquiry, says prosecutor Guardian

We shouldn’t have called VIP paedophile rings ‘credible and true’, say Met Police Mail

Devon and Cornwall Police child protection criticised BBC

Plymouth children are being sexually exploited while police don’t do enough to protect them Plymouth Herald

BBC seeks to delay Smith review until after renewal of charter Exaro (Yewtree)


21st September 2015

Historic child abuse investigations and Operation Midland Metropolitan Police

Met admits mistakes in Westminster paedophile ring inquiry Guardian

Scotland Yard admits mistake over ‘credible and true’ paedophile inquiry comment Telegraph

Operation Midland: Met defends inquiry into historic child abuse BBC

Sex abuse probe: Met backs away from comment Sky News

Met police admits it was wrong to describe claims that an Establishment paedophile ring murdered three boys as ‘true’ Independent

Westminster child sex abuse inquiry ‘split over credibility of witness’ Guardian

Dominic Lawson: Is the therapy that brings out false memories behind VIP abuse claims? Mail

Nottinghamshire children’s home abuse victims get specialist unit Mansfield Chad

Ulsterman first to get Jimmy Savile cash: Victim receives £15,000 from BBC after being groomed by notorious TV star Belfast Telegraph (Yewtree)


20th September 2015

Claims of police cover-up over NINE unsolved murders of young boys linked to evil paedophile Sidney Cooke are to be investigated Mail (Vishal, Jason)

‘Troubled’ witness in axed VIP abuse murder inquiry told ‘whopping lies and had falsely confessed to killing a prostitute’ Mail (‘Darren’)

Police drop investigation into one Cliff Richard sex abuse claim and now 13-month probe into the singer is set to end Mail

Cliff Richard: police drop one of three investigations Guardian

Police investigation into Sir Cliff Richard is ‘floundering’ Telegraph

Cliff Richard: Police ‘drop the investigation into one of the three allegations of sexual abuse against the singer’ Mirror

Police drop one of the three investigations into alleged sex abuse by Sir Cliff Richard Independent

Stolen case files on abused children found during police raid on former social worker Mirror

BBC ‘makes new payout to Jimmy Savile victim former new care home boy abused by DJ’s friend gets £15,000‘ Mail (Yewtree)

Angry child abuse survivor’s call the Goverment’s alpaca farm proposal ‘nonsense’ Express


19th September 2015

Fresh probe into deaths of NINE young boys feared killed by paedophile Sidney Cooke Mirror (Vishal, Jason)

Questions mount over ‘troubled’ key witness Darren Telegraph

NHS pays Jimmy Savile victims a paltry £10,000 – while half have yet to receive a penny Mirror (Yewtree)

Freddie Starr vanishes Mail

Abuse going unreported in Britain’s south Asian communities – study Guardian

VIP “Child Sex and Murder” Accusers Profiled Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion (Midland)


18th September 2015

Met creating team to deal with historical child abuse cases BBC

Met police set up new child abuse team Guardian

Police ‘child abuse’ investigations are now undermining justice Telegraph (Midland)

F-word MP Jess Phillips: ‘Diane Abbott tried to belittle me – I’m proud I stood up for myself’ Birmingham Mail


17th September 2015

IPCC to oversee a further 12 cases of alleged historical corruption within the Metropolitan Police IPCC

Now VIP abuse murder probe is on the brink of collapse: Scotland Yard won’t say it believes key witness’s claims Mail (Midland)

Police investigate historic abuse at Haringey children’s club Ham & High


15th September 2015

Historical child abuse investigators warned to be wary of ‘fantasists’ Guardian (Midland, Yewtree, Nigel Evans)


14th September 2015

Harvey Proctor’s ex-lover talks to Met’s ‘Operation Midland’ Exaro

Judge who jailed paedophile Goad believes he did not act alone Plymouth Herald


13th September 2015

Nottingham children’s homes – Unit to tackle unprecedented number of abuse reports BBC

New probe into William Goad paedophile ring allegations BBC


7th September 2015

Doug Richard: Ex-Dragons’ Den star and Government adviser charged with child sex attacks Telegraph

Aylesbury child abuse ring: six men handed long prison terms Guardian

Police ‘betray’ CSA survivor by referring his son to social services Exaro (Darren)

Three men charged over sexual abuse at Leeds children’s home Yorkshire Evening Post (Thorp Arch)


4th September 2015

VIP child abuse inquiry is starting to unravel: ‘Grave doubts’ emerge over key witness’s claim that he saw boys murdered Mail (‘Nick’, Operation Midland)

Surrey police inspector avoids jail over child abuse images Guardian

£400,000 of funding for victims of sexual abuse  Norfolk Constabulary (IICSA)


Older articles

Sunday 28th June 2015

Lord Brittan: Police ‘failed to tell’ dying peer he would not face prosecution despite legal advice Independent on Sunday (‘Jane’)


24th June 2015

CPS Statement on Lord Brittan (Jane) CPS


9th July 2015

IICSA officially opens

Child sexual abuse inquiry ‘could last until 2020’ BBC


Sunday 10th May 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Clockmaker Keith Harding played vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring Mail (Thorpe, Brittan, Smith, PIE)



28 November 2014

Tom Watson interview: ‘There is no doubt in my mind that at least one politician abused kids’ Guardian


7 July 2014

‘Chance of justice for abuse victims’ – Peter McKelvie BBC (with video referring to ‘powerful elite’)

Police only questioned Leon Brittan now over alleged 1967 rape because Director of Public Prosecutions demanded to know why they shut case with no investigation Mail (Jane)


6 July 2014

Leon Brittan denies allegations he raped woman at London flat after blind date in 1967 and says claims are ‘wholly unfounded’ Mail (Jane)


17 May 2014 

Tom Watson blasts police failure and demands urgent inquiry into Tory cabinet minister accused of rape Sunday People (Jane)

Cabinet minister ‘lured woman to flat on blind date and brutally raped her’ Sunday People (Jane, Tom Watson)


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