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Helen Shaw ... child abuse whisteblower

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chosenone Sun 05-Jul-15 08:54:15

I have seen her mentioned on thd child abuse (establishment threads) on here and came across a link to this latest story on fb. So she has survived child abuse in nottingham homes and is now being hounded by the Police in the South West. What is going on, anyone know more.

chosenone Sun 05-Jul-15 08:55:12


prh47bridge Sun 05-Jul-15 10:17:26

A jury convicted her of arson - starting a fire in a neighbour's shed, painting abusive graffiti on a door and wall about their daughter and throwing paint on their home. It is alleged she had a grudge against this neighbour after the neighbour spoke to social services about her resulting in Shaw's child being taken away. Her supporters allege various irregularities in her trial but as far as I am aware no appeal has been lodged. Due to her mental illness she was sentenced to a 3 years community order with supervision by the probation service and was also banned from contacting the victims or going to their address for 5 years. If there is any truth in the report at all I would imagine that she is in breach of the community order and/or the restraining order. It is, of course, also possible that she has suspected of a further offence.

My view... Shaw's supporters complain there was no Fire Brigade report at Shaw's trial to prove that the shed fire happened. There was plenty of other evidence that there was a fire and both sides accepted that it happened so this argument is entirely irrelevant. Many of their other complaints about the trial are similarly irrelevant. I would therefore treat their statements (including this report) with a pinch of salt.

It may be that, as they allege, she is the victim of an establishment cover up encompassing at least two police forces, a judge, psychiatrists (who diagnosed her with paranoid schizophrenia), the CPS and others. Personally I tend to be sceptical of conspiracy theories.

chosenone Sun 05-Jul-15 23:00:18

Ah interesting. Thank you. I did not know much of that.

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