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A former Church of England priest has been jailed for torturing and sexually abusing schoolboys

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Jonathan Graves, a former Church of England priest, has been jailed for 12 years for torturing and sexually abusing two school boys in the 1980s and 1990s. Jonathan Graves restrained the children, who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time by using belts and chains, he would then beat them. At the time the offences were committed, Jonathan…

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Surgeon struck off medical register for carrying out “experimental procedures”

Posted on: September 18, 2017

A facial surgeon, Roger Bainton has been struck off the medical register after he carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and “experimental procedures” while working at Royal Stoke University Hospital from 2005 to 2013. The surgeon rebuilt the faces of assault or accident victims. Questions are being asked as to why he was ever appointed at the University Hospital, after…

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Mayor of Pembroke charged with historic sex offences

Posted on: September 18, 2017

David Robert Boswell aged 56, from Pembroke Dock and the Mayor of Pembroke, has appeared in court charged with historical sex offences. Boswell faces six counts of indecent assault and one charge of rape. The charges are believed to have taken place between 1991 and 1994 and relate to two children who were aged under 14 at the time. He…

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Report finds Catholic abuse partly due to celibacy

Posted on: September 18, 2017

A comprehensive study has found that mandatory celibacy and a culture of secrecy created by popes and bishops are major factors in why such high rates of child abuse have occurred in the Catholic Church. The report, looks at the findings of 26 royal commissions and other inquiries from Australia, Ireland, the UK, Canada and the Netherlands since 1985. The…

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Man who claimed to be looking for a lighter, is jailed for sexual assault

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Nigel Pope aged 64 from Wrexham has been jailed for five years after being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman. The victim told a jury she woke up to find the 64-year-old man assaulting her. Pope denied the charge and said that he was looking for a lighter. A jury at Mold Crown Court rejected Popes story. DNA was found…

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KR & Others – v – Royal & Sun Alliance Plc (2006) High Court before Simon J Proceedings were brought by the successful Bryn Alyn Claimants against the Public Liability Insurer of Bryn Alyn under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 s.1. The issue that fell to be determined was whether the relevant insurance policy existed pre August…

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Court hands down judgement in B&B – v – Leicestershire County Council and rules that Local Authorities owe a non-delegable duty of care to children who are placed in foster care. The Claimants were represented by Mr. Christopher Ratcliffe, solicitor, of Uppal Taylor Solicitors and Mr. Philip Turton, barrister, of Ropewalk Chambers, Nottingham. The Claimants brought proceedings against the Local…

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A facial surgeon, Roger Bainton has been struck off the medical register after he carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and “experimental procedures” while working at Royal Stoke University Hospital from 2005 to 2013. The surgeon rebuilt the faces of assault or accident victims. Questions are being asked as to why he was ever appointed at the University Hospital, after…

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