It was announced on UK Column News that today is Melanie Shaw`s birthday and she needs people`s help more than ever.
"Please write with your concerns to Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP and local Nottingham MPs, and more."
"And we`re also going to say ... what has happened to Melanie Shaw is ... that once she had spoken out and particularly when she`d identified that Nottinghamshire police were lying when they said they had conducted interviews with certain people; that was untrue because the people had already been dead for some three months; once Melanie spoke out about the deliberate failure of the police to investigate, her own son was taken from her by Nottingham social services and we now understand the treatment of that child is less than satisfactory."
Reported in an earlier programme:
"I would like to reassure any victim or survivor who is concerned that their experience may be excluded from our work that I have no intention of asking the Home Secretary to revise or reduce our terms of reference."
Professor Alexis Jay OBE [Chid Abuse Inquiry]
Following this announcement by Professor Jay, and thinking in particular about Melanie Shaw, Brian Gerrish gave the inquiry Media Team a call and he asked: "Does that mean you are saying that nobody who has been abused will be rejected by the inquiry?"
The Media Team was unable to tell him what that statement really meant and they promised to double-check and get back to him. That was the last he heard from them.