Nazir Afzal

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Name: Nazir Afzal
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Prosecutors were right to bring William Roache, DLT and Nigel Evans sex crime cases

How fickle is public opinion – how disquieting the present aura of disbelief and fury against those who allege abuse by men in high places. Do we think it was all much better when Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall and other famous villains expected to get away ... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Bring sex crime court cases

How fickle is public opinion - how disquieting the present aura of disbelief and fury against those who allege abuse by men in high places. Do we really think it was all much better when Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall and other famous villains expected to ... [Published The Independent - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: CPS head defends Evans prosecution

The head of the Crown Prosecution Service in the North West of England has defended the decision to put the MP Nigel Evans on trial.The former Commons Deputy Speaker was cleared of all nine charges against him on Thursday, which included rape and sexual ... [Published BBC - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Stepping Hill Nurse To Be Charged With Murders

A nurse is to be charged with murder over the deaths of three patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in 2011.Victorino Chua had been re-arrested in connection with the deaths of Tracey Arden, 44, Alfred Weaver, 83, and Arnold Lancaster, 71, at the hospital ... [Published Sky News - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference Brings Agencies Together

Professionals from statutory and voluntary organisations from the field of Child Sexual Exploitation gathered for a one day conference in Hull on Monday, 17 March, 2014, to focus on and share good practice on what’s being done to prevent the abuse of ... [Published Humberside Police - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 2 reports

Agencies committed to tackling child sexual exploitation in Cumbria

Following a week of advice and information about child sexual exploitation (CSE), Cumbria Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have outlined their commitment to successfully prosecuting offenders.A multi-agency conference took place yesterday ... [Published Cumbria Crack - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Feb 08 2014 - Updated Feb 09 2014 - 1 reports

Roache police to review 'further information'

Police are poised to review information they received from "a number of other people" during the trial of Coronation Street actor William Roache, who was cleared of historic sex offences against five women on Thursday. Roache, 81, who plays Ken Barlow ... [Published The Independent - Feb 08 2014]
First reported Feb 06 2014 - Updated Feb 07 2014 - 1 reports

Despite accusations of a celebrity ‘witch-hunt,’ British prosecutors say sex abuse trials will continue

LONDON — British prosecutors insist they will continue in their “duty” of putting celebrities on trial despite William Roache becoming the latest high-profile figure to be cleared of historic sex abuse charges. Thursday, the 81-year-old Coronation Street ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 06 2014]
First reported Feb 07 2014 - Updated Feb 07 2014 - 1 reports

William Roache is not guilty. Should he even have been prosecuted? | Hugh Muir

The legal system is seen to have hurt everybody in this case. A US system of grand juries may be worth considering William Roache had many people to thank as he left court after his acquittal on historical sex abuse charges . He lauded his family, ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 07 2014]
First reported Feb 06 2014 - Updated Feb 06 2014 - 5 reports

Coronation Street actor William Roache acquitted of rape and assault charges

William Roache speaks to the media outside Preston crown court after his acquittal. His legal team argued that the police inquiry was 'infected' by the allegations against Jimmy Savile and other celebrities. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PAThe Coronation Street ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Feb 06 2014]
First reported Jan 27 2014 - Updated Jan 27 2014 - 1 reports

Weatherman Fred Talbot charged with sex offences by Manchester police

Weather presenter Fred Talbot has been charged with nine offences of indecent assault and one serious sexual assault, Greater Manchester Police confirmed . The charges relate to the alleged sexual abuse of five victims, three of whom were under 16, which ... [Published The Independent - Jan 27 2014]
First reported Jan 20 2014 - Updated Jan 20 2014 - 1 reports

Let’s criminalise forced marriage: secular and Islamic perspectives

In a rejoinder to Amrit Wilson's article Criminalising forced marriage in the UK: why it will not help women, Tehmina Kazi lays out the arguments for the criminalisation of forced marriage, with a particular focus on the ScottishParliament's recent ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jan 20 2014]

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The Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West, Nazir Afzal, said: "we don't care who the complainant is, we don't care who's being complained against, we look at the evidence."

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Prosecutors were right to bring William Roache,... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
Bring sex crime court cases [Published The Independent - Apr 13 2014]
VIDEO: CPS head defends Evans prosecution [Published BBC - Apr 11 2014]
Stepping Hill Nurse To Be Charged With Murders [Published Sky News - Mar 28 2014]
Child Sexual Exploitation Conference Brings Age... [Published Humberside Police - Mar 20 2014]
Agencies committed to tackling child sexual exp... [Published Cumbria Crack - Mar 14 2014]
No Child Exempt From Exploitation [Published CFMRadio - Mar 14 2014]
Roache police to review 'further information' [Published The Independent - Feb 08 2014]
William Roache is not guilty. Should he even ha... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 07 2014]
Despite accusations of a celebrity ‘witch-hunt,... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 06 2014]
Coronation Street actor William Roache acquitte... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Feb 06 2014]
CPS maintains 'duty' to charge celebrities desp... [Published Telegraph - Feb 06 2014]
William Roache trial: Coronation Street star se... [Published The Independent - Feb 06 2014]
William Roache acquittal: inconsistent testimon... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Feb 06 2014]
Bill Roache found not guilty of rape and assaul... [Published Telegraph - Feb 06 2014]
Weatherman Fred Talbot charged with sex offence... [Published The Independent - Jan 27 2014]
Let’s criminalise forced marriage: secular and ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jan 20 2014]
Criminalising forced marriage in the UK: why it... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jan 13 2014]
Rape in the UK: myths about myths [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Nov 27 2013]
UK Child Brides Victims of 'Cultural Sensitivity' [Published Breitbart Feed - Nov 22 2013]
World News Quick Take [Published Taipei Times Online - Oct 24 2013]
Chief prosecutor: no Le Vell witch hunt [Published Oldham Chronicle - Sep 12 2013]
Brit woman rams boyfriend’s car into bowling al... [Published Topnews.in - Apr 13 2012]
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William Roache is not guilty. Should he even ha... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Feb 07 2014]
The legal system is seen to have hurt everybody in this case. A US system of grand juries may be worth considering William Roache had many people to thank as he left court after his acquittal on historical sex abuse charges . He lauded his family, ...
Despite accusations of a celebrity ‘witch-hunt,... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 06 2014]
LONDON — British prosecutors insist they will continue in their “duty” of putting celebrities on trial despite William Roache becoming the latest high-profile figure to be cleared of historic sex abuse charges. Thursday, the 81-year-old Coronation Street ...
UK Child Brides Victims of 'Cultural Sensitivity' [Published Breitbart Feed - Nov 22 2013]
The original tale may be apocryphal, but the story of the silver spoon has saved the lives of hundreds of British Muslim girls being forced into marriage by their parents. "Put a spoon in your knickers," a counselor at the British organization  Karma ...
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