Whorlton Hall Prosecution – Darren Lawton – Closing speech

The first closing speech heard today, Tuesday 25 April, was from Ms Rebecca Brown for Darren Lawton. She checked that everyone could hear and started by saying that she really liked her job. I really like my job and I know that that makes me very lucky. One of the things I like most about […]

Whorlton Hall Prosecution – 18 and 19 April 2023 – Darren Lawton

18 April 2023 The seventh defendant to give their evidence to the court was Darren Lawton. His counsel, Ms Brown, started by handing out an additional small bundle and a discussion followed about where it should be placed in the files. Ms Brown said to Mr Lawton that she’d ask him questions grouped around topics. […]

Whorlton Hall Prosecution – 24 March 2023 Defendants’ Interviews

The first interview reported here was started in court yesterday, but I’m reporting it today now that it is complete. Niall Mellor The first interview of Niall Mellor took place at Bishop Auckland on 24 May 2019. It was conducted by two officers and Mr Mellor’s solicitor was present. He was reminded of his right […]