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Beechwood Child Abuse Survivor Melanie Shaw Arrested Again

by | Wednesday, 22nd July 2015
The intimidation recently led to Melanie leaving her house in Nottingham and travelling to Plymouth where she hoped to find refuge from the harassing actions of Nottingham police.

The UK Column was informed by child abuse survivor Mickey Summers early this evening that Melanie Shaw was arrested today 22nd July 2015 at around 1745, in a public place in Nottingham. It is alleged that the arrest of Melanie was in connection with a charge of harassment concerning Nottingham Police Superintendent Helen Chamberlain, police Head of Public Protection, including Child Abuse.

It is understood that Superintendent Chamberlain was originally allocated as Melanie Shaw's police point of contact following Melanie's whistleblowing on abuse of children at Beechwood children's home Nottingham, and during the subsequent police investigation under Operation Day Break. 

The charge appears highly questionable when Melanie, who suffers PTSD following her abuse and has required mental health support over many years, has consistently reported over many months a catalogue of harassment and victimisation by Nottingham police officers, including officers smashing into her house, following her, detaining her and making telephone calls to her suggesting that they were sat in her house whilst she was out shopping.

The intimidation recently led to Melanie leaving her house in Nottingham and travelling to Plymouth where she hoped to find refuge from the frightening actions of Nottingham police. This was not to be the case however, as four Devon and Cornwall Police Officers were aggressively banging on the door of the UKColumn offices at 0730 in the morning, the day after her arrival in Plymouth. Desperate to know Melanie's location, and following aggressive questioning of two members of the UKColumn staff, they ultimately left empty handed.

Just a few days later Melanie Shaw was arrested by two DCC constables and taken to Charles Cross Police Station Plymouth for questioning. It is understood this action was also in connection with a charge of harassment against Melanie, but she was subsequently released to report to the same police station in September later this year.

Following a move to new friends in Peterborough, a further four police from Cambridgeshire police were sent to apprehend Melanie at her new home with an elderly lady in sheltered accomodation. Arriving some hours after Melanie had again moved to yet another location, these officers also left empty handed, but were also intimidating in their questioning of the elderly lady.  

Many people will be astonished at the immense police effort to track a highly vulnerable child abuse victim across UK. What the wider public will not understand is that having blown the whistle on substantial child abuse in Beechwood children's home Nottingham, where it is already believed some 150 children were abused and some likely murdered, Melanie Shaw has now allegedly been designated a Multi Agency Public Protection MAPPA Category 3 target - a person who is designated a "seriously dangerous criminal." 

It is reported this designation was determined behind closed doors by the Nottinghamshire MAPPA multi agency board, during procedings in which Melanie Shaw, or her legal and medical professionals were not present and therefore had no right of challenge or reply. Following the MAPPA determination however, all police and public agencies in Nottingham and throughout UK can call upon considerable assets to assist her apprehension and / or arrest. 

This excessive and deeply worrying classification of a highly vulnerable child abuse victim as a 'dangerous criminal' must surely bring into question every part of our rights, freedoms and common sense under common law. For three police forces to employ excessive police assets to hunt and detain Melanie Shaw at a time when Senior Police Officers claim insufficient public money to conduct day by day policing is an outrage, if not Misconduct in Public Office.

Tonight, abused and frightened Melanie Shaw is again in the hands of Nottingham police - the very men and women who have failed to protect Melanie, Mickey Summers and hundreds of other child abuse victims in Nottingham. Detained in the Bridewell Custody Suite the immediate future for Melanie is uncertain. Will she be safe in the hands of a police force that has already failed her, brutalised and intimidated her? 

The abuse of Melanie Shaw by the British State is obscene. Whilst she again suffers, the Home Secretary Theresa May has allocated some £17.5 million to a child abuse inquiry that can afford to pay £500,000 p.a. salaries to NZ Judge Goddard - to do what? Sit in a plush office sifting paper whilst the real child abuse victims receive little or nothing in terms of state support, metal health care in the community and financial support. Her inquiry has already been labelled the 'most transparent cover-up in British history', and will surely seek to bury the truth of political establishment child abuse in the long grass of passing years. Few if any victims speaking to the UKColumn trust her or her appointment. We share their immense suspicion and concern.

We also watch as Lord Janner receives protective and beneficial treatment at the hands of Alison Saunders, the same Head of the Crown Prosecution Service that found unlimited time and effort to press criminal charges against Melanie Shaw.

This perversion of justice is not accidental. This is the inverted victimisation of victims that comes with the application of a deep evil. That evil is now clearly deeply entrenched in a criminal paedophilic British political system. It is an evil that makes me ashamed to be British - that we, the public, have alowed this rot to infest the very people and organisations that govern us.

I, for one, am not about to forget Melanie Shaw and the thousands of other child abuse victims and survivors. It is the duty of each and every good man and women to stand up for these most vulnerable of people, and it is our duty to bring the criminals abusing them, and covering-up that abuse, to justice. We must start not tomorrow, but now. The future of our own children depends on our actions from this very moment.

Update: 24th July, 17:15

Melanie was released from Bridewell Custody Suite Nottingham early yesterday evening 23 July 2015 after enduring 27 hours in custody and over 3 hours of intense police questioning. Nottingham police failed to press any charges, although they had indicated on two previous occasions that Melanie was wanted for charges of harassment. Melanie's Lay Legal Advisor was able to contact Bridewell before Melanie was released, and warned police that they were breaking the law by holding her over 24 hours with no charge. So desperate were Nottingham police to hold Melanie however, they sought to find an 'Emergency Charge' during consultation with an unamed Inspector. 

No such charge was found, and therefore the Nottingham police breach of the 24 hour holding rule stands.

It is understood that Melanie again endured intimidating physical assault during her her time in Bridewell, and police staff at the custody suite reported that Melanie was taken to the local hospital, but did not agree to treatment. Melanie has subsequently reported severe bruising, particularly through over-tight handcuffs.

Melanie was eventually ejected onto the Nottingham streets in the early evening. The police had once again 'confiscated' her phone and taken her money. Luckily she had just enough change to make a public phone call and summon help. The police made no effort to bring in Nottingham support staff, and made no effort to recognise Melanie as a highly vulnerable person.

Local supporters were able to house and care for Melanie overnight and she has received additional support and encouragement today, as a child abuse protest unfolded in Nottingham.  Some 40-50 members of the public attended to express their disgust at the failure of Nottingham police and City Council to progress child-abuse investigations, including Operation Daybreak covering Beechwood children's home.

Reports indicate that Notingham police were unsettled and embarassed to be asked by the demonstrators why they were 'protecting paedophiles' and harassing abuse victims such as Melanie Shaw.

Other reports have suggested that the Goddard Child Abuse Inquiry has now been asked to help provide protection for vulnerable witnesses and whistleblowers such as Melanie Shaw, but this has not yet been confirmed.

The fact remains that years after Melanie Shaw first stood up to report her own abuse and that of over a hundred other Beechwood children, she has received nothing but threats bullying and intimidation by Nottingham police and other public Authorities who are supposed to protect children and the vulnerable. 

To date no MP has taken substantive action to highlight Melanie Shaw's plight in Parliament. Seen against the emerging evidence of the cover-up of paedophiles acting within Westminster, perhaps the answer is all too easy to find.

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