Westminster child abuse Inquiry branded a ‘needless and permanent inquisition into the past’
- March 7, 2019
- Chris Saltrese
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An Inquiry into historic child sex abuse allegations at Westminster has been branded a “needless and permanent inquisition into the past” by a solicitor who has acted for over 100 defendants who have been wrongly accused – and eventually acquitted – of sexual offences.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is investigating allegations that a paedophile ring involving senior politicians once operated at Westminster.
Chris Saltrese, Managing Partner at Chris Saltrese Solicitors, believes the investigation is a “national disgrace and should be scrapped without further delay”.
Speaking as hearings began this week, he said:
“IICSA is now entering its 6th year and not only is it costing the country a fortune in legal fees it is entirely misconceived, set up, as it was, at the height of post Savile fantasy that there was, in the past, a paedophile lurking around every corner.
“And, what’s worse, the Inquiry is responsible for a slew of further false allegations of abuse which are leading to miscarriages of justice on a grand scale. IICSA is a needless and permanent inquisition into the past; it is a national disgrace and should be scrapped without further delay.”