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Sandwell Council receive 6,226 child abuse allegations

Posted on: August 22, 2017

A total of 6,226 allegations were referred to Sandwell Council’s social services team up to 2016. Figures showed social services dealt with hundreds of cases every year since 2012. The Council have said that the number of children being ‘abused and neglected’ in Sandwell was rising but maintained that it was not a problem restricted solely to the borough. Steve…

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Buncefield firms fined

Posted on: July 16, 2010

A total of £10 million fines and costs has been ordered to be paid by five firms in respect of the Buncefield Oil Depot Explosion in 2005. The 2005 Buncefield Blast injuried 43 people and destoryed homes and businesses. The Judge, Sir David Calvert-Smith stated that “had the explosion happened during a working day, the loss of life may have…

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