I’ve recently been notified that a journalist has tried to contact a person who had left a comment here. We know the name of the journalist and the MSM outlet. We’re not going to name them but we’ll say it was a new name to us.
We would respectfully ask that journalists do not attempt to contact people who leave comments on this blog. It is extremely rare that even we contact people who’ve left comments, and then mostly just to explain why we’ve edited a comment.
We would also ask those that leave comments to be very careful about posting personal details on here and elsewhere online.
We really understand why those who were resident in a care home might wish to make contact with other residents with similar experiences but we ask you to be careful. It can put us in an almost impossible position where, on the one hand we don’t want to be seen to stop you having your say but on the other we don’t want you to be exposed to intrusion.
We will continue to delete contact email addresses and telephone numbers that get posted but we need to trust you to take precautions to protect your own privacy.
Many thanks for all your help in this.
The first point to make is that Mr Fellows is as entitled to a fair legal process as anyone else and that means not publishing anything that could prejudice a possible future trial.
However, it does need to be pointed out that there is a great deal of disinformation online about his case.
So, I’m going to stick to the facts.
1) Just over a year ago, 8th Aug 2013, Ben Fellows was arrested for ‘Conspiracy to Pervert the course of Justice’.
2) According to what he himself has written, in early 2014 he left the country and in the process skipped police bail.
3) On his return to the country from Lanzerote yesterday he was arrested and apparently placed in custody until the 29th December when he will appear before a Crown Court.
Those are the facts and anyone who is stupid enough to speculate on this case or repeat some of the false information found online could end up either a) ending up charged themselves for being in ‘contempt of court’, or b) facing a civil case for libel.
Theresa May has her very own Modus Operandum. Public announcements which precede, or are made during, these kind of meetings.
So, expect news about the Child Abuse Inquiry