Savile and the Future of Sexual Abuse Investigations

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Mark Barlow Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers Manchester and Mark Newby Solicitor Advocate at Quality Solicitors Jordans Doncaster discuss the impact of the Savile Case and the recent decision to review the Waterhouse Inquiry into the Bryn Estyn Care Home In North Wales. Article first appeared on The Justice Gap here 

Metropolitan Police Commander Peter Spindler described the Savile Case as a watershed in Abuse Investigations praising the media and the victims for exposing the scale of the abuse by the once respected deceased entertainer. Operation Yewtree has now expanded to a criminal investigation, the police have received allegations about other entertainers. The Investigation team now comprises 30 police officers and has identified 300 possible victims of abuse by Mr. Savile. High profile arrests of Gary Glitter and Freddie Starr have been made and the police enquires continue.

Now in tandem we have the recent call by…

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