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  • Banksy sets up Dismaland theme park at derelict seaside lido
    Banksy sets up Dismaland theme park at derelict seaside lido Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Banksy's theme park Dismaland has been revealed at a derelict seaside lido - featuring migrant boats, Jimmy Savile and an anarchist training camp. More »

  • Banksy IS Back! And Here's What His Weston Pop-Up Street Art Show Looks Lik …
    Banksy IS Back! And Here's What His Weston Pop-Up Street Art Show Looks Lik … Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Fans of the elusive guerilla street artist have been teased this week as rumours swirled that he’d be opening an exhibition in Weston-super-Mare More »

  • Sir Edward Heath intelligence passed on to Wiltshire Police
    Sir Edward Heath intelligence passed on to Wiltshire Police Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    A police force has found no evidence to link Sir Edward Heath to a crime in its area. More »

  • Ex-Police Inspector Cleared Over Savile Call
    Ex-Police Inspector Cleared Over Savile Call Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    A former West Yorkshire Police inspector who was alleged to have intervened on behalf of his friend Jimmy Savile in an inquiry into child sexual abuse has been cleared after a two-year investigation. Mick Starkey, who had acted as Savile's unofficial chauffeur and drove his gold Rolls Royce, has been told by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) that he has no case to answer over a phone call he made to Surrey Police in 2009 after detectives wrote to Savile requesting an interview under caution. The Surrey detectives were investigating the DJ and television host over allegations he had sexually assaulted girls at Duncroft Approved School in Staines, which closed in 1980. More »

  • Ex-inspector cleared by watchdog over Savile interview claims
    Ex-inspector cleared by watchdog over Savile interview claims Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    A former inspector has been cleared by the police watchdog over claims he "acted on behalf" of Jimmy Savile by contacting officers before an interview. More »

  • UK lord with dementia in court on child abuse charges
    UK lord with dementia in court on child abuse charges Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Senior British politician Lord Greville Janner, who suffers from severe dementia, was made to appear in court in person Friday to face a string of child sex abuse charges. More »

  • Sex offenders in UK serving longest sentences in past decade
    Sex offenders in UK serving longest sentences in past decade Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Public figures convicted as sex offenders in the UK — including celebrities such as Gary Glitter and Rolf Harris — face the longest sentences for their crimes in a decade. Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in February. The number of people being prosecuted has also increase by 3%, according to Ministry of Justice (MoJ) statistics released on 13 August. More »

  • Infirm British peer, 87, appears in court over child sex charges
    Infirm British peer, 87, appears in court over child sex charges Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    An ageing and infirm member of Britain's House of Lords finally appeared in court on Friday over historical child sex abuse allegations, despite his lawyers repeatedly arguing he was too ill to attend. Lord Greville Janner, 87, a former Labour member of parliament and ex-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, is accused of 22 offences in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Janner, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, entered a packed Westminster magistrates' court with his daughter before laughing. More »

  • Sex offenders 'receiving harsher punishment'
    Sex offenders 'receiving harsher punishment' Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Prison sentences given to sex offenders have jumped sharply, figures show. More »

  • Lord Janner ordered to court over child abuse charges
    Lord Janner ordered to court over child abuse charges Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Senior British politician Lord Greville Janner must appear in court in person to face a string of child sex abuse charges despite suffering from severe dementia, a magistrate ruled Friday. More »

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  • Seven Police Forces Investigating Heath Claims
    Seven Police Forces Investigating Heath Claims Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Seven police forces are now investigating child sex abuse claims against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath. Gloucestershire police confirmed it is one of the forces looking into an allegation made against the late politician. A statement said: "We can confirm we have received an allegation against Sir Edward Heath. More »

  • Sir Edward Heath: Seven police forces investigating child sex claims
    Sir Edward Heath: Seven police forces investigating child sex claims Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    At least seven police forces are carrying out investigations linked to child sex claims against the late Sir Edward Heath. More »

  • Edward Heath: Five Police Forces Investigating
    Edward Heath: Five Police Forces Investigating Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    Five police forces have confirmed they have received allegations of child sex abuse involving the former prime minister Sir Edward Heath. Earlier, police in Jersey said Sir Edward was being investigated as part of their historical child sex abuse inquiry. Wiltshire Police, meanwhile, disclosed it has received a number of calls to a helpline it set up appealing for potential victims and witnesses. More »

  • Westminster under suspicion as ex-PM faces child abuse claim
    Westminster under suspicion as ex-PM faces child abuse claim Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Allegations linking former prime minister Edward Heath to child sex abuse threatened fresh disgrace for Britain's political establishment on Tuesday as claims of high-level historic paedophilia piled up. More »

  • UK Child Sex Probe Against Ex-PM Heath Spreads to Two More Regions
    UK Child Sex Probe Against Ex-PM Heath Spreads to Two More Regions Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Police forces in two further British regions said on Tuesday they were examining allegations of historical child sexual abuse against the late former Prime Minister Edward Heath. The revelations by police in Jersey and in Kent came a day after detectives in Wiltshire, southwest England, appealed for witnesses or victims who might be able to support allegations of child sexual abuse against Heath, who died in 2005 at age 89. Wiltshire police said on Tuesday they had received "a number of calls" as a result of that appeal but declined to elaborate. More »

  • Child sex probe against ex-PM Heath spreads to two more regions
    Child sex probe against ex-PM Heath spreads to two more regions Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Police forces in two further British regions said on Tuesday they were examining allegations of historical child sexual abuse against the late former prime minister Edward Heath. The revelations by police in Jersey and in Kent came a day after detectives in Wiltshire, southwest England, appealed for witnesses or victims who might be able to support allegations of child sexual abuse against Heath, who died in 2005 at age 89. Wiltshire police said on Tuesday they had received "a number of calls" as a result of that appeal but declined to elaborate. More »

  • Sir Edward Heath: Jersey Police becomes third force investigating PM's child …
    Sir Edward Heath: Jersey Police becomes third force investigating PM's child … Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Jersey Police is the third force investigating allegations of child abuse against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath following similar inquiries by Scotland Yard and Wiltshire Police. Metropolitan Police is reported to be investigating Heath failed to pursue allegations made against the former Conservative leader in the 1990s. A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police confirmed it has already received "a number of calls" in response to its appeal for information in regards to the allegations. More »

  • Former PM Ted Heath Accused Of Raping Boy, 12
    Former PM Ted Heath Accused Of Raping Boy, 12 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath has been accused of raping a 12-year-old boy in a Mayfair flat in 1961. The Daily Mirror has reported that the man said Sir Edward picked him up along the A2 road in north Kent as he hitched a lift. He claimed to have gone back to an apartment in Park Lane, London, where he was raped, the newspaper reported. More »

  • Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim
    Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain Monday, when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving 1970s leader Edward Heath. More »

  • Ken Clarke dismisses accused man's grope claims as 'preposterous …
    Ken Clarke dismisses accused man's grope claims as 'preposterous … Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Former chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke has dismissed the suggestion he molested a young actor as "like Martians landing". More »

  • Six men guilty in latest UK child sex abuse case
    Six men guilty in latest UK child sex abuse case Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Six men were found guilty Friday in Britain over the repeated rape of two teenage girls, one of whom was forced to have sex with more than 60 men. More »

  • Max Clifford denies indecent assault of teenage girl
    Max Clifford denies indecent assault of teenage girl Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting a 17-year-old girl as he appeared in court on Tuesday more than 30 years on from the alleged offence. More »

  • Max Clifford in court on indecent assault charge
    Max Clifford in court on indecent assault charge Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Former publicist Max Clifford has appeared in court charged with indecently assaulting a 17-year-old girl. More »

  • Louis Theroux Admits 'Missed' Chance To Get Savile Abuse Confession
    Louis Theroux Admits 'Missed' Chance To Get Savile Abuse Confession Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Theroux famously spent more than a week grilling the former DJ and television icon, making his BBC documentary series ‘When Louis Met’. More »

  • 'Give public say' on BBC's future
    'Give public say' on BBC's future Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    BBC director-general Tony Hall will present its annual report and accounts later today and tell the Government that the millions of people who make up its audience must have "the biggest say" over its future. More »

  • Freddie Starr Loses Groping Defamation Claim
    Freddie Starr Loses Groping Defamation Claim Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Freddie Starr has lost a defamation claim against a woman who said he groped her at a Jimmy Savile show when she was 15. The entertainer told London's High Court last month that he did not at first remember appearing on Clunk Click in March 1974 - 41 years ago - until footage showed him in the studio, with Karin Ward in the audience behind him. He rejected her allegation that he groped and humiliated her in Savile's dressing room by calling her a "t**less wonder". More »

  • Starr groped girl, 15, judge rules
    Starr groped girl, 15, judge rules Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Comedian Freddie Starr groped and humiliated a 15-year-old girl at a Jimmy Savile TV show 41 years ago, the High Court has ruled. More »

  • Judge opens vast inquiry into historic child abuse
    Judge opens vast inquiry into historic child abuse Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    A judge from New Zealand said Thursday that one in 20 children in England and Wales may have been sexually abused as she opened a huge inquiry into accusations of institutional paedophilia during the 1980s. More »

  • 'Daunting' UK child abuse inquiry to take five years - chair
    'Daunting' UK child abuse inquiry to take five years - chair Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Britain has been rocked by a series of child sex abuse scandals dating back to the 1970s involving celebrities and politicians. Various institutions have been accused of failing to follow up abuse allegations and, in some cases, of actively covering them up. The sexual abuse of children over successive generations has left permanent scars, not only on the victims themselves, but on society as a whole," inquiry chair, New Zealand High Court judge Lowell Goddard, said at its formal launch. More »

  • Ripper's love letters to women fans
    Ripper's love letters to women fans Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has sent hundreds of letters to female devotees from his cell in Broadmoor, including a Valentine's card to one to say he loves her. More »

  • Police Fail Most Child Abuse Victims - Report
    Police Fail Most Child Abuse Victims - Report Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Police forces are still failing too many young victims of sexual abuse, according to a series of new reports - with only one in three cases involving vulnerable children being handled to a good standard. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary has warned senior officers "risk failing another generation of children" if they don't reassess their approach. The HMIC's Chief Inspector, Sir Tom Winsor, said it must be remembered that there are many good, compassionate and hard-working officers deployed in child protection. More »

  • Janner charged with historic child abuse
    Janner charged with historic child abuse Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Prosecutors on Monday brought 22 charges of abuse against an elderly politician accused of using his position to have sex with young boys. More »

  • Conviction rates 'really good news'
    Conviction rates 'really good news' Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A record number of people in England and Wales are being convicted of violent crimes against women, with many victims being targeted over the internet. More »

  • One in 35 men 'pose child sex risk'
    One in 35 men 'pose child sex risk' Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Almost one in every 35 men could pose a sexual risk to children, new figures suggest. More »