Lewis - false allegations - witness pressurised
There were reports over the weekend that Angela Stretton who was the main prosecution witness in the Lewis case now says that she was pressurised to give false evidence.
What appears to be the case in a number of investigations is that the Social Workers decide what they think has happened and then they drive the investigation to prove this. The police may manage to be balanced in their approach. However, in the Orkneys, Rochdale and Lewis the balance went out of the window.
One of the worst aspects of the system is that the courts actually respond to the opinion as to guilt of people who have no evidence. People may honestly believe that someone else is guilty of something. That, however, is not evidence.
The real problem is that the situation in the above places is only the tip of a rather large iceberg of false allegations.