Sunday, 5 April 2009

Suspicion of Whitewash Hits Council Over 'Shreddergate'

Following initial reports of the inappropriate disposal of files pertinent to the ongoing investigation into RBC children's services, Labour Council leader, Cllr Jo Lovelock is facing accusations that she may be assisting a cover-up.

It has emerged the members of staff alleged to have destroyed 25 bags of evidence may have been those suspended pending the investigation.

LibDem group leader, Cllr Gareth Epps placed a formal written question calling for an investigation into security procedures and review of disciplinary procedures.

Cllr Lovelock answered that she could confirm there were "no identified breaches of security", and although there was some misunderstanding procedures had already been amended.

Janestheone casts some doubt over the independence of the internal investigation and the accuracy of its findings.

Mick Spreader knows what happened and why.

Oranjepan asks:
At what point are the police going to get involved?


Update: Mick Spreader has uncovered further detailed information!


  1. Did Lord Hutton play any part in the council's investigation?

  2. Hi Howard, nice to see you here. That's really quite scathing!

    Can you email me please.

    My address is oranjepan[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk



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