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CHIEF CONSTABLE OF DORSET POLICE
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(Incorporating Beverley F. Nunnery & Co.)
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MR R. CARROLL appeared on behalf of the Chief Constable of Dorset Police
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MR JUSTICE HOLMAN:
"The cost of the father's attendance is, in the opinion of the court, a reasonable and necessary disbursement on his public funding certificate."
So, the order contemplates and requires that the father personally travels to England for that hearing in May.
"The parties reached agreement directly between themselves to ensure that the children are able to see the father during his trip to the UK in April 2018. He will collect the children from the mother on 10 April, and return them to her on 15 April."
"On 16th April 2016 at 21:00 hours, Dorset Police were contacted by [the mother] who stated that her seven-year-old daughter had been on holiday with her father and when she returned she disclosed to her grandmother that he had sexually assaulted her whilst they were away. On 17th April 2018 [a named police constable] and an allocated social worker visited the child where a first account was obtained. Victim has given a video interview detailing a compelling account of the incident..."
"Upon reviewing the case, the child has made reports of abuse that have taken place in New Zealand. Dorset Police have established contact with New Zealand and been liaising directly with the Child Abuse Investigation Team equivalent that covers the relevant area where the reported offences have taken place. Preparation of the evidence has been prepared and continues to be prepared to allow New Zealand police to mount a criminal investigation. A full transcript of the video interview of [the child] has been submitted along with the first disclosure statement obtained from the maternal grandmother. ... Details of the family in New Zealand have been prepared and submitted to New Zealand to ensure safeguarding measures can be implemented. New Zealand police have been appraised of the court proceedings. ... New Zealand police have agreed that they need to expedite the case and plans to arrest him are being made for next week. The date of the arrest is currently not known. Therefore, we respectfully ask that the CAFCASS report is either delayed for a further week or edited to allow New Zealand to undertake the investigation..."
"1. Cafcass must not file or serve, or disclose the contents of, their report upon, or to, either party or their legal advisers before 15.00 hours local English time on Friday 11 May 2018."