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27% Rise in Child Abuse Cases Reported During First Lockdown

285 serious incident notifications of child abuse cases were received by the Child Safeguarding Review Panel, according to recently published figures.   Compared to the same period in the year prior, this is a 27% increase. Unfortunately, this comes after a fall in numbers between 2018/19 and 2019/20, specifically being recorded after the country entered…

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The Man Who Donned A Wig And A Black Dress To Sexually Assault A University Student

On Friday 3rd July 2020, a dangerous sexual predator was found guilty of sexual assault by penetration against an Islington university student whilst wearing a wig and black minidress. This case was one of many sexual assaults to take place in the last 12 months.   The case In September 2019, Mark Brown was captured…

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Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15th June

Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition…

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Domestic Abuse Incidents Rise In UK

As the UK continues to lie low during the Coronavirus outbreak, Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor Beverley Hughes has stated that reports are rolling in of domestic violence incidents, with preparations being made for more severe ones ahead.   Charities and police had been warned of possible rises in domestic incidents, as the same thing happened…

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Shirts for Jordan

The footballing world rallies following the tragic loss of former Huddersfield Town midfielder, with ‘Shirts For Jordan‘. Jordan Sinnott was found unconscious in Nottingham at around 2am on Saturday 25th January. The 25-year-old midfielder sustained a fractured skull and later died in hospital. Police say that they attended a ‘large-scale fight’ involving 8 men and…

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The ‘most prolific rapist in British legal history’ jailed for life for 159 sexual offences

Reynhard Sinaga, 36, was found guilty on Monday 6th January of 159 sex offences (including 136 rape charges). He was told by the judge that he will “never be safe to be released”.     Sinaga was an overseas geography student, living in Manchester, but studying at Leeds University, where he began his PhD in…

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102 Devon Christmas Crimes

A Freedom of Information request was made to Devon and Cornwall Police, requesting full details of the total number of crimes committed containing the word ‘Christmas’ in the list of offences recorded in 2018. As required by law, the police force duly obliged and it transpired that 102 such offences were committed during this time.…

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Female Sexual Violence – The Continuing Epidemic

Domestic abuse in the UK rose by nearly a quarter in the year ending March 2019, while referrals of cases from the police to the Crown Prosecution Service fell by 11%.   746,219 domestic abuse-related crimes were recorded in total, an increase of 24% when compared to the previous year.[i] The statistics recorded for domestic…

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Family of Grace Millane Denied CICA Compensation

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has once again come under scrutiny. This time, the Government’s compensation scheme has been criticised for the way it handles families of British people murdered outside of the UK and European Union. This follows the news that the family of backpacker Grace Millane were informed that they would not…

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6.2 Million Child Abuse Victims in England and Wales – Statistics

While the majority of the time TV soaps involve themselves in storylines that are wacky or outlandish, they also have the ability to draw people’s attention towards more serious and relevant issues. Long-running TV soap Emmerdale is no different and is currently the process of going through a child abuse storyline. In this, a character…

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