Category Archives: North east

Medomsley – Police Incompetence or Corruption?

I requested Durham Police release some very basic information in a freedom of information request about what is going on about prosecutions for Medomsley. They refused. I therefore requested an internal review of the refusal, and I said that their refusal … Continue reading

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Waplington Report (Youth Justice Board, Hassockfield STC)

Adam Rickwood killed himself 6 hours after use of a restraint by Serco staff using a PCC approved physical restraint at Hassockfield Secure Training Centre in 2004. He was aged just 14. For more details see Adam Rickwood’s Story by … Continue reading

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Catholic Care and Home Office v Kevin Raymond Young 14 Nov 2006 Supreme Court (St Camillus and Medomsley)

Kevin Young suffered horrendous sexual abuse as a child and must have suffered again having to go through these court ordeals. Kevin, went to Consett Police Station, when he came out of Medomsley, told them of his sexual abuse, and … Continue reading

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Adam Rickwood’s Story by Carolyne Willow

Recently I blogged the court appeals about the death of Adam Rickwood,  [3] [4] [5] who killed himself in 2004, aged 14 not long after the use of unlawful restraint and distraction techniques by SERCO. Adams death was shocking, even … Continue reading

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Adam Rickwood 3. R v Sec State Justice 6 Feb 2015 Court of Appeal

This appeal is against the Judgment of Foskett J given in the Administrative Court in  which he dismissed an application for judicial review [not publically available afaik]. The review sought an order that the Secretary of State facilitate provision of … Continue reading

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Adam Rickwood 2. R v HM Coroner and others 3 Feb 2010 High Court

This application challenged the decision of the decision of the Coroner not to recuse himself from the Judicial Review of the orginal Inquest. It was decided that the Coroner who carried out the Inquest should recuse himself. If they had … Continue reading

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Adam Rickwood 1. R v HM Coroner and Others 22 Jan 2009 High Court

Adam Rickwood was the youngest person in modern times to take his own life whilst in custody, at the age of just 14 in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre. The notorious Medomsley run by the Home Office where much child sexual … Continue reading

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Brian Clare’s Story and Operation Rose

The story of child abuse in the North East has not come out anywhere near properly yet. Operation Rose was one of the biggest child sexual abuse operations yet it remains largely unknown, and childrens homes and  institutions which came … Continue reading

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