In a letter to David Crompton, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Constabulary, David Gale, Voluntary Chief Executive of KidsForCashUK.org (@K4CUK), has asked why the requirement to send a child sex abuse case to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been ignored.
Gale said, “The Haigh case is very disturbing because it includes persistent allegations made by a child to independent witnesses, including two videoed interviews with specialist police officers, over a period of three years. At the conclusion of the police engagement, all involved were agreed that the evidence pointed to genuine abuse. At that point, ALL of the key players were changed, simultaneous to the introduction of a new unsubstantiated allegation of ‘coaching’ being made against the mother.”
In 2013, K4CUK evidenced to Doncaster police officers the withholding of evidence from the court by Doncaster Children’s Services. The documentary evidence was sourced from South Yorkshire Constabulary’s own solicitor. Despite police assurances of the original abuse case being readied for CPS review, the case has never been to CPS. Immediately after those assurances, Victoria Haigh was unlawfully imprisoned, being released on an emergency order following documentary evidence being supplied to the Ministry of Justice by David Gale.
Victoria Haigh, the alleged victim’s mother, has been subjected to a concerted effort to silence her, with police officers from South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire Constabulary evidenced as colluding with Doncaster Children’s Services and Nottinghamshire Probation Trust to abuse the legal process whilst protecting the brother of a police officer from formal investigation.
Gale said, “As an ex-police officer, I ensure that K4CUK’s investigations are conducted with professionalism and rigour. It was particularly disturbing to find evidence of a senior South Yorkshire police officer having lied about the enquiries that he claimed to have been making during the course of his ‘investigation’. A formal complaint made by Victoria Haigh has received no response.”
“I have asked South Yorkshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable to tell me why his force has failed to follow guidelines for child sex abuse investigations in the Haigh case that require it to be reviewed by a CPS specialist lawyer.”
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David Gale | Voluntary Chief Executive | Kids for Cash UK | w: http://www.KidsForCashUK.org
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