‘My head’s a shed’

It is now more than twenty four years since a seven year old boy was murdered in a horrific arson attack in Marsh, Huddersfield. Believed to be the longest running unsolved child murder investigation in the country. Joe McCafferty died whilst enjoying a sleepover at his aunt’s home in Haywood Avenue at the start ofContinue reading “‘My head’s a shed’”

Watchdog has neither bark nor bite

The perennial shortcomings of the so-called ‘police watchdog’, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), are very well rehearsed in the local regional and national media and, of course, elsewhere on this website, writes Neil Wilby. Not least in an excoriating piece published just two days ago, and headlined ‘All for nothing’, the full textContinue reading “Watchdog has neither bark nor bite”

Father will never see justice for murdered 7 year old son

Dale Scandling from Dalton, Huddersfield, died in the early hours of Friday 5th November, 2021 following a short illness. He was just hours past his 59th birthday. He leaves behind his parents, Brian and Margaret Scandling, two sisters, Wendy and Gill, two sons, Dale Jnr and Nicky and three grandchildren, Tegan, Luka and Brooke.  VeryContinue reading “Father will never see justice for murdered 7 year old son”