How can you show an orchestrated attack on a vulnerable child abuse whistleblower, which is conducted by multiple agencies over a period of time? Sometimes proof requires pages of evidence. Sometimes to see the 'wood for the trees' it is better to keep things a simple as possible. The flow chart attached to this article is a very simple chronological statement as to what has happened to Melanie Shaw. I would like to make some further simple comment.
Surely in a civilised caring society, a vulnerable abuse victim, whistleblower and witness who demonstrates the bravery to step forward and expose wrong-doing should receive consideration, care and protection. Melanie has received none of these thing. At the moment she is still in HMP Peterborough in solitary confinement, isolated from friends, family and even other inmates. She is also isolated from her psychiatrist of 20 years - the man who has helped her survive her life of cruelty and abuse. As a remand prisoner she should receive daily visits, yet this right has been refused by Sodexo, the private company now making profit from Melanie's continuing suffering.
Melanie has received no help, support or protection from Nottingham Police, Nottinghamshire City and County Council, Nottingham Social Services, Nottingham Mental Health or her MP. The same Social Services of course who were able to act with remarkable speed when they had to build a case to take her son. Child protection charities, little trusted by Melanie, have been carefully silent.
The Crown Prosecution Service, under the hand of Alison Saunders, has been able to prosecute Melanie on flimsy, if not fabricated evidence, but it is unable to prosecute Mr Janner. Alongside the MET, the CPS has also felt it appropriate to use Dame Elish Angiolini, former Procurator Fiscal of Scotland, and who was heavily implicated in the Hollie Grieg abuse case, as the best person to write a report on how they deal with rape victims. As I have said many times..you couldn't make this up. No, and we don't need to becausethe evidence is in front of our eyes.
Far from protecting Melanie, Nottingham police harassed, threatened and bullied her. From threatening phone calls, to being followed by police cars, to false arrests, to having a mob of police smash their way into her home, it has been clear that the police have had Melanie in their sights. Why? Possibly because she not only reported abuse of children but also spoke of murder. She was also astute enough to expose the police lying in the conduct of their investigation Operation Daybreak.
Terrified, alone and unable to access proper counselling and psychiatric help, Melanie has now been found guilty of imprisoning a male paramedic. Is that really possible? Was the man so weak? Or was he connected to the police?
Convicted in a secret court where the Judge denied her access to the representation she wished and was entitled to, with no jury or public gaze, Melanie was again imprisoned in HMP Peterborough. Meanwhile, denied her benefits and without the ability to find out why they were stopped, the local housing company Nottingham Homes started action to take her house.
Melanie Shaw remains in a cell on her own. I look at the sun shining outside my window and hear the laughter of Mums chatting in the street.
Just coincidence? Just a mistake or two? Just incompetence? Just unfortunate? Or a vile premeditated and orchestrated attack by public authorities on a vulnerable lady which has been designed to silence her testimony as an abuse whistleblower. I think the latter. No wonder that there is a Government Ministry of Justice and CPS media black out on Melanie Shaw.