Thursday 15 March 2018


Though the BBC News website coverage of the Telford child abuse scandal has now been 're-buried in Shropshire' under the headline Telford abuse: Victim numbers 'sensationalised' says police chief, the story continues to unfold. The Mirror is now putting the police themselves under its searchlight:
Officers investigating child sexual exploitation in the town were sent an internal memo telling them “in most cases the sex is consensual”
The report says:
A person under 16 cannot be deemed in law to have consented to sex, but the word “consensual” was used to describe offences involving children four times in the memo. 
I see on Twitter that Sarah Champion MP is angry about this:
Police slammed over memo saying Telford child abuse was 'consensual' Grrrr! When will people understand that a child cannot consent?!?
As Laura Perrins of The Conservative Woman says, "This is incredible. Under section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, rape of a child under 13 is a strict liability offence. Consent is irrelevant".

Hopefully the BBC will be asking questions of West Mercia Police about this - though given how they've dealt with the story so far that probably isn't very likely. 


  1. I don’t hold out much hope of the BBC asking anything of this story or any other concerning the rape of young white girls in towns across Britain.
    This is a scandal but the BBC, government, police and local authorities are completely unable to face up to the issues and talk about them openly because of the PC based, multicultural mindset that has taken hold.
    A new word has been created - grooming instead of rape - to play down the seriousness of what is happening.

    I can’t see this changing anytime soon and I despair for where we are heading.

    I’m afraid ‘shut their mouths for good of diversity' as tweeted by Naz Shah really does represent the view of those in authority which is why BBC try to bury or ignore all stories like this.

  2. The BBC have hitched to a very dubious wagon on this one. Again.

    Lots of pats on the back from within the bubble, but in the real world...?

    That rozzer was beyond belief. And I say this now expecting a Common Purpose PC on any fuzz issue.


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