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Outrage: Melanie Shaw, Survivor of “Beechwood Children’s Home” Sexual Abuse Given 2 Year Imprisonment in Secret Court – 13 Jan 17 + ARCHIVE

Thursday, January 12, 2017 23:56
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Melanie Shaw Given Two Years Following Secret Court Hearing

by

Brian Gerrish

| Thursday, 12th January 2017

 
On Wednesday 11 January 2016, Melanie Shaw, the whistleblower on the horrific abuse of children which occurred at the then county council-run Beechwood Children’s Home in Nottinghamshire in the late 1980s, was given a two-year custodial sentence in a secret court hearing.

The nature of the charge against her is unclear and that information is refused when requested of court staff. The case took place late yesterday morning but it did not appear on any court lists until the hearing was past.

Melanie Shaw did not appear in person in court for this hearing, which was conducted by video link from her prison, as has also been the case with previous of her court ‘appearances’. She states that without fail, whenever in the past she has given testimony by such video link, she has been cut off on the pretext that “you were shouting”, which she denies.

The effect of this is to prevent her testimony from going on the court record, as well as to prevent her as defendant from hearing certain deliberations and assertions being made in the courtroom.

In addition, UK Column News is very confident that at this particular secret hearing, no member of the public was present, and particularly not any of the supporters who have been following Melanie Shaw’s case very closely. The public is therefore entirely dependent on any transcripts—accurate and complete or otherwise—which may be produced in order to find out what was said at the hearing.

Time already served by Melanie Shaw in prison on remand, namely 11 months, mostly in solitary confinement, does not appear to have been set against the two-year custodial sentence imposed yesterday.

Melanie Shaw is one of the few child abuse whistleblowers who is prepared to name politicians as having been among the abusers of her fellow inmates, some of whom she asserts were murdered on site at Beechwood. Her reminiscences date from 1987, in which year the Cabinet was constituted of these politicians until the general election that May and of these politicians thereafter. (This does not constitute an allegation by UK Column News that any particular Cabinet minister at the above links was an abuser.)

Melanie Shaw’s correspondence address in prison is:

Melanie Shaw
A4126DE
HMP Foston Hall
​Uttoxeter Road
Foston
DERBY
DE65 5DN
United Kingdom

It is advisable if writing to Melanie Shaw to use a card or light letter containing no stamps, blank paper, return envelopes, money or any other objects. These are highly likely to be confiscated, potentially together with the letter or card itself.

Definition of terms: By “secret court hearing”, UK Column News means:
(a) a court hearing not listed until after it took place;
(b) a court hearing whose outcome (i.e. of what alleged crime Melanie Shaw has been convicted) is withheld from the public on request, to the puzzlement of some court staff themselves.

By these two definitions, UK Column News is quite confident in describing Melanie Shaw as a political prisoner.

source: http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/melanie-shaw-given-two-years-following-secret-court-hearing

From earlier 

MELANIE SHAW INTERVIEW UPDATE - UK COLUMN + 12/06/15: M SHAW FREED – WHY IS MELANIE SHAW IN PRISON? – PETITION – VIGIL, PETERBOROUGH, 11 APRIL + more

 http://www.butlincat.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/melanie-shaw-17-april-2015/

MELANIE SHAW: 24 JULY 2015 INTERVIEW – BEECHWOOD MURDERS: ANNA BRAGGA INTERVIEW 25 JULY + SLOWING TRAFFIC + INTERVIEW 8 JULY + 30 JUNE UK COLUMN + 12/06/15: M SHAW FREED -WHY IS MELANIE SHAW IN PRISON? – PETITION – VIGIL, PETERBOROUGH, 11 APRIL + more  

 https://www.butlincat.com/2015/04/17/melanie-shaw-17-april-2015/

OUTRAGEOUS TARGETING!: Melanie Shaw released by Devon + Cornwall Police, but is harassed anew – 6 July 2015

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Melanie Shaw released by Devon & Cornwall Police, but is harassed anew

by B Gerrish 6 July 2015

Melanie was released from Charles Cross at approximately 2104 and was in a distressed state, as her mobile phones had been confiscated.
 
Yesterday morning at 0907 Melanie Shaw was taken to Charles Cross police station in Plymouth after being apprehended by Devon and Cornwall police at a local guest house. After an urgent text message from her, nothing more was heard until yesterday evening when Melanie called the UKColumn to say that she had been released on bail.
We understand that Melanie was questioned in respect of alleged harassment of a senior Nottingham officer dating back to January this year. Melanie is bemused by the fact that this allegation is now being put forward some six months after the event is alleged to have occurred. She also states that the allegation appears highly questionable after she has repeatedly and publicly accused Nottingham police officers of harassment, bullying and intimidating behaviour in Nottingham, and at her own home, over the last few months.
It is believed a duty solicitor was present during the police interview, but apparently no local mental health support staff were available, despite local Plymouth MP’s recently assuring members of the public that Charles Cross custody suites included such provision.
Melanie was released from Charles Cross at approximately 2104 and was in a distressed state, as her mobile phones had been confiscated by the police, and she had no money. Having warned her off from returning to her accomodation, Devon and Cornwall Police appeared prepared to allow this highly vulnerable person to sleep on the streets. In the event, Melanie received the necessary support from local members of the public who have helped her previously, and she was provided with new accomodation.

As part of her bail conditions Melanie is ordered to report back to Charles Cross police station in September.

These latest events around Melanie Shaw raise further serious questions as to the actions of both Nottingham and Devon and Cornwall Police. Just how can two major police forces use significant numbers of officers to track, report and harass a child abuse whistleblower over many months, yet claim budget cuts prevent them from carrying out front line policing to catch real and dangerous criminals?  Why did Nottingham police use 6 – 7 black dressed heavily armed officers to smash their way into Melanie’s Nottingham home, when there was then no arrest or charges laid? Why did Devon and Cornwall police use 3 male officers and 1 policewoman to hammer on the UKColumn office door at 0730 in the morning to aggressively demand the whereabouts of Melanie Shaw?

The only reasonable explanation likely to be accepted by the man on the Clapham omnibus is that the level of force was deliberately designed to harass and intimidate. That being so we must then ask why would these two police forces need to intimidate a child abuse whistleblower and members of the public supporting her? There appears just one logical answer, and that is both Nottingham and DCC police are collaborating to silence a key whistleblower in the Beechwood children’s home abuse case. If so their motives for doing such a thing are unclear.
Please read our earlier report below for further comment.

source: http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/news-flash-melanie-shaw-taken-devon-and-cornwall-police

see more: MELANIE SHAW INTERVIEW UPDATE 30 JUNE UK COLUMN + 12/06/15: M SHAW FREED -WHY IS MELANIE SHAW IN PRISON? – PETITION – VIGIL, PETERBOROUGH, 11 APRIL + more

http://www.butlincat.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/melanie-shaw-17-april-2015/

News Flash: Melanie Shaw Taken By Devon And Cornwall Police

by Brian Gerrish | Saturday, 4th July 2015
The morning after her arrival in Plymouth, three aggressive male officers and one female, were hammering at the door of the UKColumn Offices demanding to know where ‘Brian’ was and the whereabouts of Melanie Shaw.
 
At 0907 this morning 4 July 2015 Beechwood child abuse victim and whistleblower Melanie Shaw sent a text saying “Ring me urgently…I’m at station with the police, he’s been nice…well both have, 2 of the good guys…” We have heard nothing more.
Melanie had sought refuge in Plymouth after weeks of harassment and abuse by Nottingham police. It seems that Britain’s police have unbridled power and money for operations to track, harass and arrest child abuse victims. They cannot of course stop criminal bankers, corrupt MPs or perverted Judges and senior police. 
The morning after her arrival in Plymouth, three aggressive male officers and one female, were hammering at the door of the UKColumn Offices demanding to know where ‘Brian’ was and the whereabouts of Melanie Shaw.
After receiving no help they departed. Rude, aggressive police, chasing not a serious criminal, but a frightened extremely vulnerable and very brave lady, who has suffered unbelievable abuse within the State ‘care system.’
We suspect that Melanie is already on her way back to Nottingham, to be held in a circle of abusive authorities acting under the so called Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements MAPPA. When David Cameron said that child abuse was a matter of National Security he meant just that. So deep, so entrenched and so vicious is institutional child abuse in Britain that its exposure is capable of bringing down the UK government. The evidence already available in the public domain shows that Westminster is desperate to cover-up the widespread penetration of paedophiles within our political and public systems.
Highly intelligent, and with an excellent memory, Melanie Shaw represents a real threat to national security. Her testimony of her own abuse and that of hundreds of other youngsters, and the trafficking and the murders, is enough to cause the highest heads to roll. She must therefore be silenced by the State at all costs.
Melanie Shaw is now once again encarcerated in the gulug of the corrupt criminal British police and justice system. She will no doubt endure further abuse, bullying, harassment and solitary confinement ‘punishment regimes.’
In the time I have known Melanie I have come to recognise an unbelievably brave lady who is worth 1,000 David Camerons, Theresa Mays or Alison Saunders. In fact there is no comparison.
That our british police constables should now prostitute themsleves to a peadophilic Westminster administration is a dangerous tragedy. Their blind willingness to support criminal activity and their failure to uphold the law will certainly rebound, since the emerging police state will eventually consume them and their families…for the revolution always consumes its young.
If by some unlikely occurence we find that Melanie is receiving tender care in the hand of Devon and Cornwall Police and Mental Services I will be grateful. My sentiments stand however, as she is but one of thousands of children stolen and abused by a corrupt criminal British state. 
To readers of whatever nationality, I apologise for all the actions of this vile British government and establishment. It is beholdent on all of us to take all appropriate action to bring these people to justice. 
We will report further when we can.”

source: http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/news-flash-melanie-shaw-taken-devon-and-cornwall-police
 


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