Director David Greenwood

David Greenwood Speaks on Bishop Peter Ball and the Church in BBC2 Documentary



By David Greenwood, Solicitor and Head of Child Abuse Department On the 13 and 14th of January 2020 the BBC aired “Exposed: The Church’s Darkest Secret”. The powerful two-part documentary explores the pursuit of Bishop Peter Ball by individuals determined too bring the sexual predator to justice. Director and head of the child abuse department, David Greenwood, is one of ...
 

Greater Manchester Police Investigation Failed to Protect Children Suffering Abuse



By Sally Smith, Assoicate Solicitor, Child Abuse Claims A report into a Greater Manchester Police investigation of child sexual exploitation (“CSE”) has concluded that the force was failing to protect children who were known to be suffering “the most profound abuse” Numerous suspects were identified and it is thought that up to 52 victims of sex abuse were involved, 48 ...
 

Sentencing of Huddersfield Grooming Gang continues…



The sentencing of six men found guilty of offences relating to child grooming and sexual exploitation in the Huddersfield area today concluded in Leeds Crown Court. The sentencing began on Friday 1st November with final defendant, Banaris Hussain , being sentenced today. Banaris Hussain – brother of Umar Zaman who was sentenced on Friday – today received 10 years imprisonment ...
 

Five men sentenced after Huddersfield Grooming Trial



After a lengthy trial at Leeds/ Bradford Crown Court, six men were found guilty of sexual assaults and rape. Five of the men were sentenced today. The offences relate to child grooming and sexual exploitation in the Huddersfield area. Five of the men were sentenced today receiving a combined total of 45 years in custody. Umar Zaman and Samuel Fikru ...
 
Child Abuse Solicitor Amy Clowrey

Six men convicted of grooming three girls in West Yorkshire



By Amy Clowrey, Associate Solicitor, Child Abuse Claims Six men have been convicted of grooming three vulnerable young girls between 2005 and 2008. The grooming occurred in Kirklees and the investigation was part of West Yorkshire Police’s Operation Tendersea. The men will be sentenced on November 1 at Leeds Crown Court.  The complainants were ages 12 to 16 when the ...
 

Historic abuse and the CICA



The BBC has today published an article about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme and the rules which mean that some victims of childhood sexual abuse are unable to claim compensation through the CICA. Many people, including the survivors of historic child abuse, have found that their applications have been unsuccessful due to the outdated nature of the current ...
 

Boris Johnson’s refusal to apologise for comments on Child Abuse



You may recall that this unscripted politician (and now Prime Minister) likened the expenditure on investigations into child sex abuse to “spaffing money up the wall”. (To “spaff” is slang for to ejaculate). When he made the comment he held the post of Foreign Secretary in Theresa May’s Government. He was challenged by an ITV reporter about the comment at ...
 
Director David Greenwood

Rotherham Child Abuse Trials



By David Greenwood, Solicitor and Head of Child Abuse Department Seven men have been found guilty of grooming and abusing five girls in Rotherham over the course of seven years. These was the latest convictions from Operation Stovewood, the National Crime Agency’s biggest investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. It followed the independent report by Professor Alexis Jay that ...