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BBC claims it’s not “in the public interest” to report on fatal false rape accusation case

BBC claims it’s not “in the public interest” to report on fatal false rape accusation case

Earlier this week we , a young man from Hull who sadly took his own life after being falsely accused of rape. In the article we noted the lack of national media coverage of the case, highlighting in particular the public service of the obligations of the BBC to report on the case (specifically the local BBC Look North and radio Humberside networks).We’re pleased to say that our initial report it now somewhat outdated and sections of the media picked up on the story immediately after our article was published. One Wednesday the Daily Mail published an concerning the case, as did . Notably,...

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False rape accusations take yet another life – national media silent

False rape accusations take yet another life – national media silent

We’ve the issue of false rape accusation here at HEqual, particularly fatal false rape accusations in the UK and regret to bring readers news of yet another such case.On Sunday, the Hull Daily Mail reported the news of the inquest into the death of Grant Townsend from Hull. Townsend was aged just 24 when he took his own life and while he clearly had a number of pressures and tragedies in his life, the reporting is commendable in that it makes it clear that a false rape accusation was the main reason for his death, a position echoed by comments form his family. The coroner at the inquest...

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