28/07/2017 London News


28/07/2017

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BBC London has discovered that hundreds of confidential documents -

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some relating to child protection - have been dumped in

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an unlocked storeroom on an estate in south London.

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The papers show names and addresses and now a survivors group

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for child sex abuse victims in Lambeth has contacted us,

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saying the hoard could include files relating to abuse at a local

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Sarah Harris has been investigating, for this exclusive report.

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Concerned resident Mitchell Krishnan contacted BBC London

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But on closer inspection, it was clear the documents

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Lambeth ACPC child protection interagency protection...

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This is data protection against possibly child abuse or whatever.

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The piles of Lambeth Council paperwork have been stored

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in the unlocked ground floor storeroom as long

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They also include names and addresses of families

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It's a disgusting thing, that it's just left here

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for anybody, like myself, and yourself to be able to see this

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information and possibly use it in an horrible,

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ugly way that it possibly it could be used in.

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It's not, it's not being protected while it's exposed like this, is it?

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We took some of the documents to a leading solicitor on data

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This is very serious from the council's perspective...

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He's worked for the Australian government and the Obama

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administration in the US, advising on data protection issues

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and says this kind of security failure is being taken increasingly

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seriously by the courts under the Data Protection Act.

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Organisations have very serious responsibilities around

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the data that they hold and the data they create.

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So if a local council were to just dispose of data in a basement

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or in a way that's inappropriate, that would probably breached

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Watching BBC London's report on the dumped documents

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He was a victim of abuse at Shirley Oaks children's home

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in Croydon, and leads the survivors group.

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He says he's been told by Lambeth Council 140 boxes

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of documents have gone missing relating to the case.

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He wants to be sure these files were not left in this store room.

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I think about those care files being people, human beings,

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and I think about their stories being left just in any situation,

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But we also think about what we believe has been a cover-up,

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and it's consistent with what we know Lambeth have done

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They've been removed from council buildings and just locked

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The physical and sexual abuse of children at Shirley Oaks

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while in the care of Lambeth Council, was said to be

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on an industrial scale, stretching back to the 1960s.

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A former detective working on the case then says this

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It's imperative that the history of these documents

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How did they arrive in the basement of this tower block?

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Who actually put them there, and what was the reason for these

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sensitive documents being placed in effectively an insecure basement?

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Because the continuity and integrity of that documentation could be

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the difference between a successful or a failed conviction at court.

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It will be a painstaking job, going through these files,

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but there are many people who want questions answered.

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How did they get to this store room and why?

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Well, we asked Lambeth Council for an interview but they declined.

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Protestors angry at the death of a black man following a police

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chase have blocked a road in east London.

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Crowds have gathered in response to the death of Rashan Charles

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who died on Saturday after unverified video footage

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showed him being restrained by a police officer.

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Alpa Patel has the details, and Alpa, as well as the trouble,

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some developments tonight as far as the investigation is concerned?

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Yes, the death has caused a lot of anger in the local community and is

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the subject of an independent police investigation. Rashan Charles was

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chased into a shop in Hackney last Saturday. Pictures show a police

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officer tackling him to the ground. A member of the public also helping.

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Police say Rashan was trying to swallow something as he was

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struggling and when he arrived at hospital he was pronounced dead.

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Since last Saturday, there have been angry scenes near the shop where

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this happened. Tonight, protesters are out again, some have clashed

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with police, as these pictures show. I have just spoken to the police and

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they say the protests are still ongoing, even though no arrests have

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taken place so far. There is an IPCC investigation, perhaps telling that

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they are updating us on the investigation even though it is not

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yet concluded. The Kbits of that say that they are looking through body

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camera footage and CCTV not in public domain. This is the third

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death in five weeks, in contact with police. It is an extremely tense

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time when it comes to community relations. A tweet by Hackney police

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says that officers have been subjected to abuse and violence and

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that would not be the wish of the family. We will keep a close eye on

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what is happening. Thank you. Let's find out what the weather's

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going to be like tonight and for the weekend,

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with Jay. It, since God, but it didn't take

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long for the cloud to thicken up. By the middle of the afternoon we were

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seeing some light rain and drizzle. Some rain around at the moment but

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it will clear away. Tomorrow, we get off to a dry start. Make the most of

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that because there will be rain coming in later on. Wet for a time

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overnight tonight. By the end of the night, any rain is confined to the

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far south-east. The skies will be clearing for many of us.

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Temperatures of 40 or 50 degrees by dawn with a bit of a breeze. The

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further north you are, a bright start. Good spells of sunshine. Make

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the most of the morning, that is when you will see the best of the

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dry and right whether through the afternoon. As you go through the

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afternoon, some of the rain could turn out to be on the heavy side.

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Top temperatures, getting into the upper teens, maybe the low 20s. It's

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going to feel a bit cooler underneath all that rain. Let's look

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at the Outlook. Sunday looks like a better day overall. Monday or

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Tuesday, largely dry. at the Outlook. Sunday looks like a

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better day overall. Monday or Tuesday, largely dry.

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Hello, I am sure anybody on holiday in the UK right now is not too

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impressed with the holiday. This weather watcher picture sums things

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up. In Highland Scotland, at least there was some sunshine between the

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downpours. Further south across England and Wales, thickening cloud,

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outbreaks of rain, initially heavier in Wales, and then in northern

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England pushing to the North Sea. Dribs and drabs of rain heading

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across the Midlands to the south-east. Walt two heavy bursts

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and gusty wind in the south-east ahead of the rain. Later, skies were

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clear and the wind will drop a bit. In the north-west, we are going to

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hang on to the showers. Temperatures about 12 or 13 degrees. Into the

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start of the weekend, some more showers around and some sunshine for

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Scotland and Northern Ireland. Showers initially near the north

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coast of Northern Ireland, western Scotland, that bit dry across

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eastern

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