The tragic death of 10-year-old Robbie Powell more than 26 years ago is a story without an ending. Allegations of gross negligence manslaughter, forgery, perverting the course of justice and conspiracy hang over numerous medical professionals. And the NHS, police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Welsh Office, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the General Medical Council (GMC), Conservative Cabinet Ministers and other public bodies were involved.
Robbie died from what should have been a treatable illness that only needed a daily intake of tablets. But, what history shows is that not only did doctors fail him, but almost everyone involved in the boy’s case repeatedly did as well – and are still doing so right up until this day.
Below are the links to my investigations into the story, so far. Please read and share widely; more articles are to follow.
Robbie: an overview of the case:
The failings of the CPS [Part One]:
The failings of the CPS, [Part Two]:
The medical professionals who could have saved his life:
The “institutionally incompetent” police who failed Robbie:
The failure of UK legal and political systems to bring justice for Robbie [Part One]:
The failure of UK legal and political systems to bring justice for Robbie [Part Two]:
The one, crucial document that may hold the key to Robbie’s death [Part One]:
The one, crucial document that may hold the key to Robbie’s death [Part Two]:
The one, crucial document that may hold the key to Robbie’s death [Part Three]:
How every institution of the State has failed Robbie Powell [Part One]:
How every institution of the State has failed Robbie Powell [Part Two]: