LETTER: Falling foul of film processors and the police

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From Mr George O'Neill

Sir: With reference to Stephen King's letter (6 November), let me assure him that the unfortunate Julia Somerville and her partner certainly will be added to the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) Paedophile Index. Of the dozens of families who have contacted me with regard to blunders by social workers and police "investigating" possible child abuse, not one has received a word or letter of apology, certainly from the police. The attitude of both services is: you pick up the pieces, we can do no wrong.

Being a father who has gone through this, believe me, Mr King's assumption is correct.

Yours faithfully,

George O'Neill



6 November