We must always believe the victim

The man known as Nick, whose allegations of VIP child abuse sparked Scotland Yard’s vast Operation Midland inquiry, will stand trial in March next year.

The 50-year-old, whose real identity cannot be revealed for legal reasons, is charged with 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud relating to a compensation claim.

No, no, always believe the victim.

15 comments on “We must always believe the victim

  1. You wonder what the police were thinking.

    Was it, “I believe the victim”, “if I don’t believe the victim my career is toast”, or “if I catch these famous people, my career is guaranteed”.

    Personally, I suspect the latter, although that might just be the age of the cops I have worked with.

  2. “The 50-year-old, whose real identity cannot be revealed for legal reasons”

    Legal reasons that don’t apply to the people he accused….

  3. There is a difference between taking allegations seriously and believing them

    Police should not be in the business of ‘believing’ anyone, they should be gathering evidence in support of or against allegations

    Its like press conferences whee they declare someone a ‘credible’ witness, surely that can only be tested in court?

  4. What legal reasons fer Chrissake? He’s not a minor, and the innocent people he accused were all identified – salaciously at that. This sort of nonsense has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

  5. @Ironman

    Good point

    The noncefinder general has some tricky questions to answer

    Just don’t expect them to be asked by the BBC

  6. The 50-year-old, whose real identity cannot be revealed for legal reasons

    For reasons of severe embarrassment to many senior people, I imagine.

    Anyway, in other legal news I see that the rapist Warboys has been sent back to prison, the decision of the Parole Board was overturned. This is interesting – does this ability to overturn these decisions apply to ordinary people too, or just favoured political lobby groups?

    Interesting that during that furore a number of ‘Asians’ from the northern rape gangs were parolled after serving about 3 or 4 years, but sadly the Ladies were too focussed on the white cabbie to pay any attention to these.

  7. “Police should not be in the business of ‘believing’ anyone, they should be gathering evidence in support of or against allegations.”

    starfish: have an exhalt, and quoted to drive up the search rankings. I’ve been saying that for years, I’m glad it’s starting to gain traction.

  8. How dare you accuse poor Nick.

    They are still trying to clean up the blood of all the rent boys torn in half between two cars Roman Arena-style in the HoC car park.

    Just shows what evil CM controlled fuckwits Plod and his state masters are. Real crimes (the expenses frauds being a VERY minor example) are ignored while they try to investigate cockrot that wouldn’t even get by as a trash TV plot.

  9. Will any of those who believed “ Nick” despite the lack of evidence face actions for damages, be disciplined and demoted or deprived of their pensions?

  10. @ljh nice use of a rhetorical question.

    Being a generous soul, I’m prepared to believe that Nick may simply be a deluded fantasist, damaged by real events in his past, in need of treatment rather than a spell in prison. But what about the senior police officers who’ve wasted millions of pounds and dozens of man-years investigating claims which were obviously implausible, when a few hours of real police work would have demonstrated they were completely impossible.

  11. “Police should not be in the business of ‘believing’ anyone, they should be gathering evidence in support of and against allegations.”

    FTFY

  12. Not only did he convince the idiot police:
    “The Telegraph can disclose that the man who falsely accused Field Marshall Lord Bramall and Lord Brittan, the former Home Secretary, of involvement in a VIP paedophile ring has hung onto £50,000 paid to him by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).”
    How in the name of f**k does that happen??

  13. Oh my, the plod certainly do seem to go after false accusations made against their masters. Too bad that not everyone has that same level of justice applied.

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