Here you will find correspondence with the CPS, evidence that Cumbria Police lost in 2001 (pregnancy termination and records from Alison’s Psychiatrist) this was the same evidence the NHS was given but did not share with the Police. A letter from North Cumbria NHS apologising for Scott-Buccleuch’s behaviour and a handwritten note from the Investigation in 2001. This note shows Cumbria Police knew an illegal relationship existed but chose not to pursue the matter because they felt it would “involve a lot of work”…bless them, I hear you say.
- Our response to the CPS (January 2018)
- The CPS decision to ignore our appeal (December 2017)
- The letter from the CPS (May 2017); this shows the offence was committed
- The 2016 internal report into the original investigation by Cumbria Police in 2001/02
- The 2002 apology from the NHS
- Note from Alison’s GP highlighting a former boyfriend as “clinging”
- The Pregnancy Termination Certificate
- Note from the Mental Health Consultant treating Alison
- Note from Cumbria Police in 2002; it shows Cumbria Police did not bother to speak to witnesses
- Letter from the Coroner in 2001; this shows the Coroner felt the abortion would have a significant impact on Alison’s state of mind
The last link above is to a document entitled “Report into North Lakeland Healthcare” from November 2000. It shows North Cumbria NHS would have been entirely focused on managing their reputation when I first approached them in 2001, this is something we were unaware of and the timing of my approach couldn’t have been worse. The report also shows a former Senior Police Commander on the board of North Lakeland Healthcare (p44) at the time of the investigation in 2001. Some people have suggested the presence of a former Police Commander might explain why the original investigation was brushed under the carpet, it would only be fair to note stranger things have happened and Cumbria Police have never had a reputation as the most transparent Police Force on the block.