In Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, an investigation by Impartial Reporter journalist Rodney Edwards has resulted in over 60 people disclosing that they were abused. They have alleged abuse against a number of people, with 12 women alleging abuse against a former primary school principal. The story has taken a greater prominence with the intervention of Lord Morrow, a DUP peer. Lord Morrow had met with one of the complainants in 2016 and went to the police with her as a support.
The decision to award Sir Cliff Richard a significant sum for a breach of his right to privacy comes at a moment when issues of false allegations and the way sexual assault cases are to be investigated and prosecuted is to the fore in any event. Continue reading