Whorlton Hall Prosecution – 17 and 18 April 2023 – Niall Mellor

17 April 2023 Niall Mellor was the sixth of the nine defendants to give his evidence. Mr Patton, his counsel, took him through his examination in chief, starting after lunch. Mr Patton confirmed that one of the two charges against Mr Mellor, Count 17 had been amended. HHJ Smith told the court that instead of […]

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 […]