Great blog from Rebecca Television about the North Wales child abuse and Ronald Waterhouse
JUST AFTER the report of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal was published in 2000, chairman Sir Ronald Waterhouse was told it was seriously flawed.
The retired High Court judge was informed by television journalist Paddy French of allegations that a key witness had been prevented from giving evidence before the Tribunal.
Sir Ronald insisted that the meeting with the journalist — and the correspondence that followed — remain a secret.
It was only with his death in May 2011 that the story of an extraordinary encounter can finally be told.
(This article was originally published in December 2012.)
IN OCTOBER 2000 Sir Ronald Waterhouse agreed to meet Paddy French, then a journalist with the Wales This Week current affairs programme at HTV in Cardiff.
French had asked for an off-the-record briefing from the retired judge but did not specify the issues he wanted to talk about.
The meeting took place…
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