As 1970s relics appeared in court, Matthew Steeples calls for Operation Fernbridge to be treated more seriously
Rolf Harris, William Roache and Dave Lee Travis each appeared in courts yesterday in relation to separate sexual abuse charges. It truly was a day for 1970s B-listers.
Roache – who plays Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow – arrived at Preston Crown Court surrounded by security, Harris pushed his wife in a wheelchair as he arrived at Southwark Crown Court and Lee Travis appeared there also wearing a truly awful psychedelic tie. On display publicly, these relics cut strange figures and represented reminders of the era of Jimmy Savile.
The sooner these cases are resolved, the better. It is time that this mess was cleaned up but it is also time that Operation Fernbridge – which involves far more important figures including politicians, judges and police officers – was treated a little more seriously.
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