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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Child sex abuse inquiry: Dame Lowell Goddard resigns as head of independent investigation

Comment: Yet another high paid civil servant with built in obsolescence on the merry-go-round of endless delays - all of which are designed.


The Independent

[The] New Zealander is the third chair to take the helm after her two predecessors were forced to resign

Dame Lowell Goddard has resigned as head of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, the Home Secretary has said.

The embattered New Zealander became the third chair of the inquiry to resign after controversy over holidays and comments she made about not understanding English law.

The high court judge was appointed as chair of the inquiry by then-Home Secretary Theresa May after the two previous chairs were forced to stand down over their links to establishment figures.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said in a statement: "I can confirm that Dame Lowell Goddard wrote to me today to offer her resignation as Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and I have accepted.

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