Halifax Police have now replaced the officer in charge of my case. The new officer in charge has said she has no issues with me being accompanied during interview.
When I met with her, she stated that “If thats what it takes to get it done, it’s how it needs to be done.”
I met with the Intermediary Service who have agreed that I do require somebody with me during interview. Their rep said she would be more than happy to attend both my interview and subsequent court dates in her capacity as an Intermediary.
My video interview is due to take place on or around the 8th of February.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all those who worked to make this possible, including the guys at the media sites who highlighted my plight when most would not listen and, to those who have supported me during these last few months. It is down to you all that I am to be allowed to make my statement, 21 years after the abuse I suffered in Children’s Homes across the UK.
PS Bill, i tried to contact you in regard to all this, but never heard back. will try again soon perhaps.