Police action on historic child abuse is STILL too little, and much, much too late

Despair: too many paedoophiles have escaped justice because police were not interested in investigating. And there are serious questions to be asked about their reasons.

I know at least one person who is a victim of historic child sexual abuse and while she may applaud the justice others are getting, it is far too late for her.

She tried to get her local police force to investigate and convict her abuser – and they rejected her allegations out-of-hand.

She believes this is because the perpetrator was a police informant and that officers of the force in question had known about his crimes but were content to ignore them.

As the victim, the suffered extreme mental ill-health including a nervous breakdown. It has taken decades for her to reach a point where she can conduct even the semblance of a normal life.

And the effect on her has meant there has been an effect on her own children too.

Her abuser is now extremely old and infirm. It is doubtful he would understand what was going on if police launched an investigation now.

And it is extremely unlikely that she would want to relive the hell that he made of her life. It would be risking a relapse into mental illness, and for a negligible return.

So the belated police interest in such matters, known as Operation Hydrant, will always be too little, and far too late.

But that doesn’t make it pointless, by any stretch of the imagination. Look at the figures and you’ll see the truth of it.

That’s why I agree that Boris Johnson should be pilloried for his suggestion that inquiries into non-recent sexual abuse were “spaffing money up the wall”.

Also, his choice of words – and remember, this is a journalist; he knew what he was doing – was extremely offensive.

And it shows where his priorities lie.

They lie in hiding what happened – in covering up the extent of historic paedophile abuse in the UK.


Let’s not forget that his immediate forerunner as prime minister, Theresa May, managed to mislay a file of paedophile allegations against more than 100 people.

Is this attitude from the Tories an attempt to protect people who used positions of power to abuse children?

What other reason would they have?

I ask merely for information.

Source: Police uncovering ‘epidemic of child abuse’ in 1970s and 80s | UK news | The Guardian

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:


Leave A Comment