Calls to reopen case of boy found hanged at care home
Former residents of a children's home targeted by paedophiles are urging police to re-open an investigation into the death of a boy there in the 1970s. The group, who claim they were sexually and physically abused at Shirley Oaks in Croydon, believe that the 15 year-old's death was suspicious and he may have also been a victim of child abuse. Their call is is being backed by a former Scotland Yard detective and a London MP. Report contains some details you may find distressing.
Shirley Oaks campaigners claim "32 confirmed paedophiles" identified
Campaigners investigating decades of abuse in south London children's homes - say they've identified more than 30 alleged paedophiles. The accounts of dozens of former residents from the Shirley Oaks home - which was run by Lambeth Council - will now be passed to the Independent Goddard Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Nick Beake has this report.
LAMBETH PAEDOPHILE KEPT ON ABUSING AFTER WARNING IGNORED
A victim of child sexual abuse has described how his cries for help were ignored - leaving his attacker free to target other children throughout the 1980's. Leslie Paul - who's now 64 - has just been jailed for 13 years. It's the third time he's been convicted of child abuse - and campaigners in Lambeth are convinced he was part of a paedophile ring which has never been fully uncovered. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Nick Beake has this exclusive report. And you may find some details disturbing.
"Physical and sexual abuse on an industrial scale " - Lambeth historic abuse allegations.
"Physical and sexual abuse on an industrial scale - which remained unchecked for decades." That was the claim heard today by the national inquiry into child sex abuse - which is starting by looking at what happened in Lambeth. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Nick Beake reports.
SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE THREATEN TO WALK AWAY FROM NATIONAL INQUIRY
A group representing hundreds of survivors of abuse in South London says it may pull out of a national public inquiry - if the current chair presides over their allegations of abuse. The Shirley Oaks Survivors Association believes Professor Alexis Jay - who has recently become chair - has a potential conflict of interest as a former social worker. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Nick Beake reports.