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Detectives investigating historical allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a school linked to the late politician Sir Cyril Smith are investigating 21 potential suspects. A total of 14 from the 21 potential suspects have been identified - including Smith. The seven other potential suspects are yet be uncovered because…
A study examined violence against women, domestic abuse, and sexual violence in Wales, to inform the forthcoming Ending Violence Against Women and Domestic Abuse (Wales) Bill, implementation of the legislation, and future policy and funding decisions. The report said that there was a lack of robust data, but estimates showed…
The BBC has lost its appeal to the Supreme Court over a ban on journalists naming an immigrant who was deported after being jailed for gross indecency with a child. Corporation lawyers argued that a Scottish court was wrong to bar foreign national "A" from being identified after he said…
PR guru Max Clifford has been jailed for eight years for a string of indecent assaults on four women. The 71-year-old finally fell from grace after decades influencing the media when he was convicted of eight counts of the crime, carried out between 1977 and 1984, on Monday. Passing sentence…
PR guru Max Clifford has been found guilty of a string of indecent assaults on teenage girls in the first conviction under Operation Yewtree. The 71-year-old celebrity publicist was convicted of eight indecent assaults and cleared of two at Southwark Crown Court today, with the jury unable to reach a…
An independent inquiry will investigate claims of a criminal cover-up of the alleged sexual abuse of children at Rochdale schools by Sir Cyril Smith. A QC-led review will examine whether Rochdale council membersor officials may have blocked attempts by police to prosecute the late Liberal Democrat MP, the council leader…
Sexual abusers will be handed the same treatment as terrorists under a crackdown on child abuse to be included in the Queen's Speech. David Cameron said he wanted to close a loophole that allows sexual predators to produce and possess "manuals" giving tips on how to identify victims, groom them,…
Microsoft and children’s charity Barnado’s have pooled resources to create an app to protect children from sexual exploitation. The innovative app, called ‘Wud U?’, has been designed for education professionals to use in teaching children about potentially dangerous scenarios. The app poses situations in which a child may be at…
Newspaper advertisements have been published telling people who claim they were sexually abused by television presenter Jimmy Savile how to apply for compensation. Around 140 people have come forward to say they were abused by the DJ and entertainer, who died in October 2011 aged 84. The compensation scheme was…
Two men have been arrested over allegations of historic sexual abuse and cruelty against a former resident of a children's home. West Midlands Police said the men, both 68, were detained on January 20 after claims a child was abused at the old Wisteria Lodge home in Coventry during the…
A care worker who raped three vulnerable women at the home he worked in has been jailed for 14 years. Colin Stokes, 48, attacked the women - aged 32, 50 and 54 - between January 2012 and April 2013 in supported living accommodation in Gloucestershire. Appearing at Gloucester Crown Court,…
A campaign to raise awareness about rape and educate young men about the law has been launched by police. The initiative challenges men to think about their actions and drive home the message that sex without consent is rape. The month-long We Can Stop it campaign features posters, adverts and…