Melanie was in No 5 Court Nottingham yesterday 23 Sept 2014 for a ‘mentions’ hearing. The case started at 1058. The case was only listed during afternoon of 22 Sept – normally public cases should be listed with 7 days notice. We understand the case was called for by VHS Fletchers solicitors with urgency, although the reason for this is unclear. Possibly the hearing was driven by the fact that Melanie had sacked VHS Fletchers some days earlier, both in written letters and verbally.
Melanie attended in court in the morning and again in the early afternoon after an adjournment. The reason for the adjournment and the protracted hearing is not known.
This ‘mentions’ hearing appeared to be an informal case management hearing, but the failure of the Court to give the normal 7 days notice precluded the public from attending, and therefore meant that Melanie was again effectively in a secret court. It is interesting that the Court case was Tweeted out by VHS Fletchers.
It is believed that Melanie sacked VHS Fletchers for allegedly altering her case file notes and allegedly using their legal clerks to represent Melanie when she believed them to be solicitors. She was also very unhappy with their lack of progress on her case, particularly in relation to her bail application.
We understand that aside from sacking VHS Fletchers and thus releasing their legal aid claim, the ‘mentions’ hearing discussed the progress of Melanie’s case. The next steps are believed to be a directions hearing 13 October 2014 and a full case hearing on 23 October 2014. We will be checking these dates. By 23 October alone, Melanie will have been held in a high security prison for 3 months.
Melanie has also said that the Judge has indicated that he will be prepared to hear a new bail application and steps are now in hand to submit this.
In summary Melanie Shaw, a vulnerable abuse victim and vital abuse whistleblower, remains in high security prison HMP Peterborough, with no substantive evidence against her, no proper NHS medication that she has taken daily over many years, no treatment for her leg ulcer, no access her psychiatrist, no visits from her family, interference with her mail, bullying from prison warders, a national mainstream media black out and a stunning silence from her MP Chris Leslie and other MPs.
Melanie Shaw, who is still innocent at law and maintains her innocence, has now been imprisoned for 61 days.
The Crown Prosecution Service under Alison Saunders has not only failed to produce evidence against Melanie, but has recently allowed child abuse witness evidence tapes to be stolen from unsecured private addresses of film contractor Swan Films.
The vicious treatment of Melanie Shaw by Nottinghamshire Police, the CPS, the Courts and the Westminster MP’s can only be explained as their sheer desperation to silence Melanie and her testimony of child abuse, rapes, torture and murder at Beechwood Children’s Home Nottinghamshire, and her evidenced discovery of Nottinghamshire police lying to hide their failure to investigate Beechwood abuses via Operation Daybreak.