Still no proof Gravesend baby was raped
THE story of the baby “raped” in Gravesend has failed to stir the national news media since the Mirror reported on it.
Kent Chief Superintendent Neil Jerome has issued an update:
“First of all I would like to thank everyone in the community for the compassionate way you have pulled together and expressed support for the baby boy who was admitted to hospital last week with serious, unexplained injuries.”
How did the Mirror come to shout “rape”? Why did the rest of Fleet Street echo that cry? Jerome continues, repeating what he said a few days earlier:
“Due to the baby’s tender age and the medical care he is currently undergoing, it has not yet been possible to carry out the relevant scans and assessments for the police investigation. The baby’s well-being is our top priority, and once it is safe to do so my officers will continue with this aspect of the investigation to find out how the injuries were caused and whether any criminal offences have been committed.”
Had vigilantes reacting to the ‘news’ that a baby had ben raped got hold of the man and woman out on police bail a crime might have been committed.