Dear Mr Lewis
This is an open letter to you in person as Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice and for the wider public.
I understand that you are now Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice and that your responsibilities include:
victims and witnesses policy (including sponsorship of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority)
chair of victims panel
criminal justice system reform
criminal courts procedure
miscarriages of justice (including sponsorship of the Criminal Cases Review Commission)
In the last few days a very brave Detective Constable from the Met Police has given a public testimony of the orchestrated cover-up of widespread child abuse principally in London, but also UK wide. He describes the nature and scale of the child abuse including grooming, sexual abuse, prostitution, trafficking and cover-ups involving police, politicians, Local Authorities, Social Services and Charities.
His reward for speaking out is to be threatened and harassed within the police, threatened with disciplinary action, branded as mentally ill and denied pay.
His bravery in coming forward as a whistleblower is remarkable.
Please listen to his 1 hour audio testimony here:
He recounts events in a clear, concise, measured and professional way.
Please will you explain under your Ministerial responsibilities and Duty of Care to uphold the law and protect victims, witnesses and whistleblowers what action you will take to protect this man and to ensure that the serious criminal matters relating to child abuse he raises are addressed and those guilty of criminal offences and offences relating to public office such as malfeasance in public office are brought to justice.
These matters are overwhelmingly in the public interest - indeed they are a matter of Public Controversy.
I look forward to your written response.
Thank you for your assistance.