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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.”

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Posted: 16th, December 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment


Gravesend Baby Rape: Who Told The Tabloids The Child Had Been Sexually Assaulted, Allegedly?

STILL no more news on the Gravesend baby hospitalised with severe injuries. The tabloids used the word “rape“. Tens of people took part in a vigil in the street – an outpouring of orchestrated grief in the grim post Diana ritual of mourn porn.

The Bexley Shopper says that the man aged 35 and a woman aged 33 remain on police bail.

The paper says the pair were “arrested on suspicion of assaulting a baby boy“.

Says Chief Superintendent Neil Jerome:

“There has been a lot of unhelpful speculation around social media and also what’s going on in the local community. It’s our job to establish the facts and to conduct a thorough and professional investigation. That is what we are doing and when the investigation is reaching the correct and appropriate stage then we will announce further details.”

Later, he adds:

“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.”

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Posted: 9th, December 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)


Mourn Porn And Orchestrated Grief At The Gravesend Raped Baby Show

IN Gravesend, Kent, a baby has been raped. Well, so they say. The baby was beaten so badly that his heart stopped beating. Well, so they say. An infant is in a terrible way at King’s College Hospital. But the facts are sketchy. All we know for certain is that a man aged 35 and a woman aged 33 were arrested and released on police bail.

How serious is police bail? Well, the Home Office says:

If you’ve been charged with a serious offence, you may be refused release and remanded in custody until trial. If you are found guilty, the time spent in prison before trial will be deducted from your sentence.

The man and the woman are free. Police bails is:

You can’t be kept at a police station for more than 24 hours without being charged, although this can be extended to 36 hours with the authority of a police superintendent, and for up to 96 hours with the authority of a magistrate. The one exception is for arrests under the Terrorism Act, where you can be held without charge for up to 14 days.

If there’s not enough evidence to charge you, you can be released on police bail. You don’t have to pay to be released on police bail, but you’ll have to return to the station for further questioning when asked. If you’re charged and the police think there’s a risk that you may commit another offence, fail to turn up at court, intimidate other witnesses or obstruct the course of justice, they can impose conditional bail. This means your freedom will be restricted in some way. For example, a curfew may be imposed on you if your offence was committed at night.

If you’ve been charged with a serious offence, you may be refused release and remanded in custody until trial. If you are found guilty, the time spent in prison before trial will be deducted from your sentence.

But outside the home of the one-month old baby, a mob has formed. They are holding a candle lit vigil. The grim orchestrated public grief is in full swing. Teddy bears are on the pavement. There’s a minute’s silence. Soon there will be balloons and ribbons. Now there are Chinese lanterns. Maybe Ed Balls can rock up and fight with David Cameron for the role of dignified mourner in chief, as they rowed over Baby P because “as a dad…” they understood.

The mourn porn is contagious.

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Posted: 5th, December 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (13)