Fox unsatisfactory witness: Abuse report

Daily Mail (UK)

PUBLISHED: 02:28 EST, 30 May 2014

Chief whistleblower Peter Fox has been found to be an unsatisfactory witness in a report into an alleged cover-up of child sexual abuse in the Catholic diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

The four-volume report uncovered no evidence to show senior police officers tried to block child abuse investigations.

It also found Detective Inspector Peter Fox – who alleged the cover up – was not a credible witness, and it was appropriate for police to instruct him to stop his own investigations.

“Fox gave evidence that was untruthful,” the report said.

“The Commission formed the view that Fox had engaged in conduct that was inconsistent with the integrity required of a police officer.

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