Stop shredding: abuse inquiry judge seeks evidence

By Sean O'neill
July 09, 2015

Justice Lowell Goddard's investigation is expected to last several years at a cost of tens of millions of pounds

Whitehall has been ordered not to shred, hide or lose any documents that could be relevant to the independent inquiry into child abuse.

Justice Lowell Goddard, the New Zealand judge who will formally open her inquiry today, has written to the cabinet secretary and leaders of more than 240 other bodies — including police, the NHS and churches — ordering them to search for and retain all material that may be of use to her.


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