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including the survivors of historic child abuse, have found that their applications have been unsuccessful due to the outdated nature of the current ...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 ...
 
Director David Greenwood

Mother requests Judicial Review of the Crown Prosecution Service



By David Greenwood, Solicitor and Head of Child Abuse Department Ms Linda Hawker recently requested Judicial Review of the Crown Prosecution Service to request that the man driving the car her son was killed in be brought before the court on a charge of dangerous driving.  Ms Hawker’s son, Daniel Atkinson, was just 17 years old when he was killed ...
 
Child Abuse Solicitor Amy Clowrey

Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme – Switalskis recover in excess of £3 million for survivors of abuse



By Amy Clowrey, Associate Solicitor, Child Abuse Claims Switalskis Solicitors acts for over 350 people who were abused, as children, whilst in the care of the London Borough of Lambeth. So far we have secured well over £3 million in damages for our clients. All damages received go directly to survivors. The scheme, which went live in 2018, will shortly ...