Police

Derbyshire Constabulary ‘lose’ prosecution file

Crown Proescution ServiceThursday 2nd April 2015 – SENIOR DISTRICT CROWN PROSECUTOR UNABLE TO RECONSTRUCT FILE BECAUSE POLICE NO LONGER HAVE THE EVIDENCE

In an email to David Gale, voluntary CEO of Kids for Cash UK, the region’s senior crown prosecutor has stated that he is unable to reconstruct a prosecution file because Derbyshire Constabulary is unable to supply him with the original evidence. This comes less than twelve months after the case was subject to review for a third time by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

David Gale said, “It is a remarkable coincidence that having evidenced a police inspector, who blocked the initial investigation, as being a known associate of some of the alleged offenders, the Crown Prosecution Service has destroyed its copy of the file and the police are unable to provide significant components of that same file.”

The case involves orchestrated intimidation and harassment of witnesses involved in a court trial over a period of twelve months, including the months before and after the trial. Despite positive identifications of those involved, police have failed to interview key potential defendants and have on three occasions misrepresented the criminal law to justify their lack of action.

The case also includes evidence of harm to a child gathered by a police officer who then failed to communicate the information to Derby City Council’s Children’s Services department. Gale said, “an audio recording of an interview with a police sergeant confirms his knowledge of harm being caused to a child. It is inexcusable that police are still failing to communicate with partner agencies to protect children, instead choosing to falsify records of their actions to avoid blame.”

-ENDS-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

David Gale | Voluntary Chief Executive | Kids for Cash UK | w: http://www.KidsForCashUK.org

Kids for Cash UK – investigating child abuse and criminal corruption in the family justice and social care systems

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