Police officer guilty of gross misconduct for using excessive force

21st March 2019

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) published details about a Police misconduct hearing which took place on 15 March 2019.  A Northamptonshire Police Officer was found guilty of gross misconduct (a disciplinary matter for which an Officer can be dismissed from the Force) after it was found he used excessive force and abusive language […]

Our call for public inquiry into abuse at Medomsley

19th March 2019

Ben Hoare Bell solicitors represent over 300 former inmates of Medomsley Detention Centre.  Following the recent conviction of five former employees of the detention centre in relation to physical abuse, a public inquiry is the only means by which our clients and substantially more than 1300 other inmates and the community can be reassured that […]

Manchester City Football Club Compensation Scheme

14th March 2019

On 12 March 2019 Manchester City Football Club announced they have set up a redress scheme for victims of child sex abuse. The scheme has arisen after former youth coach, Barry Bennell, was convicted last year of abusing 12 youth players for which he received a 31 year prison sentence. The offences were committed between […]

BBC to air Medomsley Detention Centre Abuse programme

13th March 2019

The BBC will tonight air a programme detailing an in-depth investigation into the physical abuse and sexual abuse which occurred at Medomsley Detention Centre between the 1960s and 1980s. Durham Constabulary continues to conduct a large scale criminal investigation into abuse which took place at Medomsley. As part of the investigation over 1600 former inmates […]