Category: Justice

Chief Prosecutor: ‘No rape injustice’

Chief Prosecutor for England & Wales Alsion Saunders

According to reports, Chief Prosecutor for England and Wales Alison Saunders has said she does not think anyone is in jail after being wrongly convicted because of failures to disclose crucial evidence. Her remarks follow a string of cases which have collapsed after police and prosecutors failed to disclose important evidence to the defence team …

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David Bryant: Injustice In Buggery Case

David Bryant with his wife Lynn.

(Article Published in Christian Voice newsletter Summer Recess 2016) A former fireman convicted of a sex attack and held in jail for four years had his conviction quashed in July 2016 in the Court of Appeal. David Bryant, now 66, of Grove Road East, Christchurch, Dorset, was accused of committing an offence against a man …

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Medway Council’s Emotional Abuse

Sara Root was taken to court for contempt by Medway Council

A mother who says her two youngest children were wrongly taken into care by Medway Council was given a six-month suspended prison sentence at the end of last month by Judge Richard Polden Sara Root told Christian Voice her children were taken seven years ago for ‘emotional abuse’. District Judge Graham Green made a judgment …

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Medway dispute Mother guilty of ‘contempt’

Maidstone County Court

A mother in dispute with social services was found guilty yesterday of contempt of court.  The case has not yet concluded so we shall refer to her as ‘SR’. Sitting at Maidstone County Court, in open court, Judge Richard Polden held ‘SR’ had  breached an injunction forbidding her from naming her children and reporting on …

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Medway Council took children because home ‘untidy’

Councillor Alan Jarrett, leader of Medway Council

A local authority took two children into care because a house was ‘untidy’, a mother has told Christian Voice. And now, seven years later, Medway Council are trying to send the mother to prison for speaking out about her case.  This is despite both children now being over eighteen.  Care proceedings end at eighteen. Medway …

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Bexley children finally go home

Four children wrongly taken into care by the London Borough of Bexley have finally gone home.

Four children from a family rent apart by false allegations two years ago have finally gone home. In early March 2017 Judge Diane Redgrave approved an agreement worked out between counsel for the parents, Hilary Pollock, and the London Borough of Bexley.  Bexley returned the children to their parents on 29th March. The Lord’s hand …

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Judge finds father in contempt of court again

Canterbury Civil Court heard the case of contempt of court against Uegene Lukjanenko

A father in dispute with Medway Council narrowly escaped jail for contempt of court in Canterbury County Court last week for the second time in six months. Eugene Lukjanenko was charged with five breaches of an order made on 30th September 2015. The Order prohibited him from naming employees or ex-employees of the Council online. …

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Tories promise family courts reform

This protest at Edward Timpson's home in May, led to a manifesto commitment on reform of the family courts

The Conservative Party promised reform of the family courts in their manifesto following a rooftop protest. It is of course open to argument whether the manifesto commitment was a response to the protest at the home of Edward Timpson.  Mr Timpson was Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families in the previous government.  It follows he …

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Theresa May’s Easter Message of Hypocrisy

Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Theresa May has left herself wide open to criticisms of hypocrisy after this year’s (2017) Easter message. The Prime Minister said ‘Easter is a moment to reflect’.  TEXT HERE In that case let us just reflect how her actions and those of Her Majesty’s Government measure up to what she said. We can go further …

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