Archive for April, 2008

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John Hemming MP told the House of Commons of a number of strange decisions by family courts in an adjournment debate yesterday. He explained the details behind the case of Fran Lyon and that Doctors in Sweden believe she should sue doctors in the North East for Medical Malpractise.From Hansard:Fran Lyon’s case never encountered the courts. She was a pregnant mother who became one of my constituents for a while before she emigrated. She was told that she was such a great risk to her baby that the child had to be removed within 15 minutes of birth and she could never breast-feed. However, her case was reviewed in Sweden. All the information cooked up by children’s services and doctors in Northumberland was examined and it was decided to discharge her from hospital. Fran suffers from angiodaema so she has a tracheotomy. The doctors in the north-east said she had Munchhausen syndrome by proxy and caused her angiodaema herself. The doctors in Sweden said that she should sue the doctors in the north-east for malpractice because her angiodaema was not self-induced—it even occurred when she was unconscious. Yesterday, I received the official English translation of the Swedish social work report, which concluded:“Our assessment is that there is no need for support or any other programme with regard to Fran’s capacity as a parent.” In England, the plan was to take the baby 15 minutes after birth, which would have also involved the usual twin-tracking adoption plan. In Northumberland, there was systematic and corrupt abuse of process. Sadly, that is all too common in the system. Another story was about teenagers forced to remain in care and keep away from their father because they wouldn’t speak to their estranged mother. From Hansard:A good current example is a case covered in the following verse in the song I referred to earlier:“The boys they say that they won’t talk to their momThe judge says foster care is what must be doneDad says its wrong by writing a bookHe’s put in jail ‘cos somebody looked.”It is absolutely absurd to place two children aged 13 and 15 in foster care because they will not talk to their mother, who is estranged from their father. The father would like to appeal, but the lawyers, including his own solicitor, are working against him. To appeal, he needs a judgment, but he still has not been given it. On Monday, I spoke to the 15-year-old, who is in fact 16 today, and he said, “I think children’s social services are a complete disaster. My brother is mortified because he wants to go back to his dad. I think the way things are happening is pathetic. My father has never hurt either of us.” Let us understand the reality of this. Tens of thousands of pounds are being spent to keep in care two children who have never been hurt by their father. In effect, they are being imprisoned in care for no good reason. However, outside Parliament, we are not allowed to scrutinise the reasoning. The problem is that the rule of law is systematically undermined in the family division. He also told of children being lost by the system and women suffering Domestic Violence in silence because they are frightened of having their children taken away if they as for help. The Minister criticised his speech as being “ranting”.
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John Hemming MP told the House of Commons of a number of strange decisions by family courts in an adjournment debate yesterday. He explained the details behind the case of Fran Lyon and that Doctors in Sweden believe she should sue doctors in the North East for Medical Malpractise.From Hansard:Fran Lyon’s case never encountered the courts. She was a pregnant mother who became one of my constituents for a while before she emigrated. She was told that she was such a great risk to her baby that the child had to be removed within 15 minutes of birth and she could never breast-feed. However, her case was reviewed in Sweden. All the information cooked up by children’s services and doctors in Northumberland was examined and it was decided to discharge her from hospital. Fran suffers from angiodaema so she has a tracheotomy. The doctors in the north-east said she had Munchhausen syndrome by proxy and caused her angiodaema herself. The doctors in Sweden said that she should sue the doctors in the north-east for malpractice because her angiodaema was not self-induced—it even occurred when she was unconscious. Yesterday, I received the official English translation of the Swedish social work report, which concluded:“Our assessment is that there is no need for support or any other programme with regard to Fran’s capacity as a parent.” In England, the plan was to take the baby 15 minutes after birth, which would have also involved the usual twin-tracking adoption plan. In Northumberland, there was systematic and corrupt abuse of process. Sadly, that is all too common in the system. Another story was about teenagers forced to remain in care and keep away from their father because they wouldn’t speak to their estranged mother. From Hansard:A good current example is a case covered in the following verse in the song I referred to earlier:“The boys they say that they won’t talk to their momThe judge says foster care is what must be doneDad says its wrong by writing a bookHe’s put in jail ‘cos somebody looked.”It is absolutely absurd to place two children aged 13 and 15 in foster care because they will not talk to their mother, who is estranged from their father. The father would like to appeal, but the lawyers, including his own solicitor, are working against him. To appeal, he needs a judgment, but he still has not been given it. On Monday, I spoke to the 15-year-old, who is in fact 16 today, and he said, “I think children’s social services are a complete disaster. My brother is mortified because he wants to go back to his dad. I think the way things are happening is pathetic. My father has never hurt either of us.” Let us understand the reality of this. Tens of thousands of pounds are being spent to keep in care two children who have never been hurt by their father. In effect, they are being imprisoned in care for no good reason. However, outside Parliament, we are not allowed to scrutinise the reasoning. The problem is that the rule of law is systematically undermined in the family division. He also told of children being lost by the system and women suffering Domestic Violence in silence because they are frightened of having their children taken away if they as for help. The Minister criticised his speech as being “ranting”.
Best to read the whole debate here: Debate in Hansard


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Two milk teeth thought to be from a child or children have been found by experts searching a former children’s home on Jersey.
Forensic archaeologists also found further bone fragments in the area following indications from specialist search dogs.
A States of Jersey Police spokeswoman said: “We cannot be sure at this stage if the bone is human or animal and it will be forwarded to the UK for tests.
“The teeth could have come from the same child although further tests will be necessary to try and ascertain if that is the case, and how the teeth might have come to be there.”
The teeth were found as specialists continued to probe the last two of four underground chambers referred to as “punishment rooms” by victims who claim they were physically and sexually abused.
Last week police revealed that they had found found bloodstained items in the same area.
Experts are also continuing to investigate the site of an unexplained pit dug in the 1970s or 1980s.


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A babysitter jailed for murdering her neighbour’s toddler is the victim of a “serious miscarriage of justice”, a court has heard.
Suzanne Holdsworth, now 37, was jailed in 2005 for repeatedly banging two-year-old Kyle Fisher’s head against a wooden banister at her home in Millpool Close, Hartlepool in August 2004.
At the time, Teesside Crown Court had heard that the impact on the child’s head was similar to being thrown from a car at 60mph.
The mother-of-two was present in the dock of the Court of Appeal in London as Henry Blaxland QC presented her case before three judges at the start of proceedings expected to last four days.
Holdsworth was accused of having snapped when minding Kyle, who lived at nearby Troutpool Close, while the child’s 19-year-old single mother was having a night out.
She consistently denied injuring the child and claimed he had suffered a fit as they sat watching television, but a jury found her guilty of murder and she was jailed for life and told she must serve at least ten years before applying for release on parole.
Mr Blaxland told Lord Justice Toulson, Mr Justice Aikens and Judge Michael Baker QC, that the doctors who gave evidence at trial “got it wrong” and “collectively failed to diagnose” that the child had a “highly unusual brain”, with abnormalities that predisposed him to epilepsy.
He said fresh evidence “establishes that there is a reasonable possibility that the child suffered a prolonged epileptic seizure just before exhibiting signs of depressed central nervous system function, which played a critical role in the ultimately fatal swelling of the child’s brain”.

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A babysitter jailed for murdering her neighbour’s toddler is the victim of a “serious miscarriage of justice”, a court has heard.
Suzanne Holdsworth, now 37, was jailed in 2005 for repeatedly banging two-year-old Kyle Fisher’s head against a wooden banister at her home in Millpool Close, Hartlepool in August 2004.
At the time, Teesside Crown Court had heard that the impact on the child’s head was similar to being thrown from a car at 60mph.
The mother-of-two was present in the dock of the Court of Appeal in London as Henry Blaxland QC presented her case before three judges at the start of proceedings expected to last four days.
Holdsworth was accused of having snapped when minding Kyle, who lived at nearby Troutpool Close, while the child’s 19-year-old single mother was having a night out.
She consistently denied injuring the child and claimed he had suffered a fit as they sat watching television, but a jury found her guilty of murder and she was jailed for life and told she must serve at least ten years before applying for release on parole.
Mr Blaxland told Lord Justice Toulson, Mr Justice Aikens and Judge Michael Baker QC, that the doctors who gave evidence at trial “got it wrong” and “collectively failed to diagnose” that the child had a “highly unusual brain”, with abnormalities that predisposed him to epilepsy.
He said fresh evidence “establishes that there is a reasonable possibility that the child suffered a prolonged epileptic seizure just before exhibiting signs of depressed central nervous system function, which played a critical role in the ultimately fatal swelling of the child’s brain”.

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A babysitter jailed for murdering her neighbour’s toddler is the victim of a “serious miscarriage of justice”, a court has heard.
Suzanne Holdsworth, now 37, was jailed in 2005 for repeatedly banging two-year-old Kyle Fisher’s head against a wooden banister at her home in Millpool Close, Hartlepool in August 2004.
At the time, Teesside Crown Court had heard that the impact on the child’s head was similar to being thrown from a car at 60mph.
The mother-of-two was present in the dock of the Court of Appeal in London as Henry Blaxland QC presented her case before three judges at the start of proceedings expected to last four days.
Holdsworth was accused of having snapped when minding Kyle, who lived at nearby Troutpool Close, while the child’s 19-year-old single mother was having a night out.
She consistently denied injuring the child and claimed he had suffered a fit as they sat watching television, but a jury found her guilty of murder and she was jailed for life and told she must serve at least ten years before applying for release on parole.
Mr Blaxland told Lord Justice Toulson, Mr Justice Aikens and Judge Michael Baker QC, that the doctors who gave evidence at trial “got it wrong” and “collectively failed to diagnose” that the child had a “highly unusual brain”, with abnormalities that predisposed him to epilepsy.
He said fresh evidence “establishes that there is a reasonable possibility that the child suffered a prolonged epileptic seizure just before exhibiting signs of depressed central nervous system function, which played a critical role in the ultimately fatal swelling of the child’s brain”.

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Two milk teeth thought to be from a child or children have been found by experts searching a former children’s home on Jersey.
Forensic archaeologists also found further bone fragments in the area following indications from specialist search dogs.
A States of Jersey Police spokeswoman said: “We cannot be sure at this stage if the bone is human or animal and it will be forwarded to the UK for tests.
“The teeth could have come from the same child although further tests will be necessary to try and ascertain if that is the case, and how the teeth might have come to be there.”
The teeth were found as specialists continued to probe the last two of four underground chambers referred to as “punishment rooms” by victims who claim they were physically and sexually abused.
Last week police revealed that they had found found bloodstained items in the same area.
Experts are also continuing to investigate the site of an unexplained pit dug in the 1970s or 1980s.


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