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Derbyshire Cybercrimes PCSO jailed for 27 months for abuse images

James Land was arrested by his own colleagues after it was discovered he had accessed some images on his police force laptop, in May 2021.…

By Emily McFadden
Sexual Assault
Former Scout Leader Nicholas Sherwood jailed for filming children

Nicholas Sherwood was a Scout or Beaver Scout Leader for nearly 30 years. At a hearing earlier this month at Exeter Crown Court, he was…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse in Schools
Birmingham Secondary School teacher in custody over sexually assaulting school girls

Secondary school teacher Muhammad Taimoor of Stechford, Birmingham has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting four schoolgirls aged between 14 and 16. It is…

By Joseph Carr
Abuse Claims
Andre Morton jailed for sexually abusing a nine year old boy

Andre Morton was a teenager when he sexually abused a nine year old boy, having groomed the boy from the age of five. Some thirty…

By Abbie Hickson
Abuse Claims
Compensation in abuse cases – are Courts starting to recognise the impact abuse can have…

How is the amount of compensation decided? No amount of money can ever compensate a survivor of abuse for what has happened but it can…

By Charlotte Jose
Child Abuse in Sport
Lawyers welcome today’s settlement for former youth players subjected to racist abuse at Chelsea Football…

Today, Chelsea Football Club has settled a High Court case brought by four former youth team players racially abused in their care. The former players…

By Rebecca Sheriff
Abuse Claims
Edward Simpson, volunteer with TS Sikh Cadets, Beckenham convicted of child abuse offences

Edward “Eddie” Simpson was sentenced yesterday at Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to 5 counts of child abuse offences against three boys, all aged…

By Olivia Coffey
Child Abuse
Nazir Ahmed found guilty of attempted rape and serious sexual assault

Nazir Ahmed has been found guilty of a serious sexual assault against a boy and two counts of attempting to rape a young girl in…

By Abbie Hickson
Abuse Claims
Manchester City Trial: Barry Bennell judgment handed down

My clients and I are both shocked and dismayed at the High Court decision handed down today which declined to award them substantial damages in…

By David McClenaghan
Child Abuse in Sport
Lea Valley Academy Football Coach Daniel Moss Sentenced for Abusing Pupil

Daniel Moss used his position as a football coach to take advantage of the female pupil. He admitted that the abuse took place between October…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse in Schools
Predatory Herts School teacher Anthony Shenton jailed for sexual abusing school boys

Anthony Shenton, a former Design & Technology teacher at Langleybury School in Hunton Bridge, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after a four-day…

By Joseph Carr
Child Abuse
Damned if they do, damned if they don’t: the challenges faced by survivors of abuse…

The original article first appeared in PI Focus in July 2021. It is republished here with their kind permission. In April 2021, the Independent Inquiry…

By Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Child Abuse in the Church
Former Church of England Vicar is a “dangerous offender” and is convicted of online abuse

A former Church of England vicar has been convicted for a fourth time for downloading images of child sex abuse. The police arrived unannounced at…

By Thomas Beale
Child Abuse in Schools
Hammersmith Music Teacher Ben Breakwell Convicted of Sexual Abuse

On Monday 2nd August, at Isleworth Crown Court, Breakwell was convicted of 32 offences of sexual abuse of pupils. Breakwell was a music teacher at…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse
Child sexual exploitation – change is needed

Recent inquiries continue to expose the serious issue that is “child sexual exploitation” which is defined by a 2017 Department for Education document: “Child sexual…

By David McClenaghan
Child Abuse in Schools
Choirmaster and School teacher Mark Burgess convicted of abuse

After a 12-week trial, a jury at Portsmouth Crown Court has found Choirmaster and school teacher Mark Burgess guilty of 48 counts of abuse. The…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse in the Cadets
Army Cadet Leaders Dennis Bowie and Alice McElhinney guilty of child sexual abuse

On 1st June 2021, Bexhill Army Cadet Leaders Dennis Bowie and Alice McElhinney were jailed for sexually abusing cadets. They had messaged each other hundreds…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse
Former Great Ormond Street Hospital Porter Paul Farrell sentenced to life imprisonment for child abuse…

Farrell was today, 24th May 2021, sentenced to life imprisonment. Farrell had worked at Great Ormond Street as a hospital porter between 1994 and 2000.…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse in Sport
Chelsea Football Club and racist abuse

In 2019, Chelsea Football Club publicly apologised to former youth team players abused in their care.  This included clients represented by this firm who were…

By Emma Ferguson-Law
Child Abuse in Schools
Headteacher Duggie Speight charged with child abuse offences

Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Coodinator, Duggie Speight, has been charged with numerous child abuse offences. These include three charges of obtaining indecent images of…

By Emily McFadden

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