MELANIE Shaw, a child abuse whistleblower was sectioned under the Mental Health Act yesterday, after setting fire to her cell.
Shaw started a blaze in her cell at HMP Foston Hall, Derby, and at HMP New Hall, Wakefield, on three separate occasions between February and June 2017, the court heard.
When interviewed about the arson in August 2017, she said it was a ‘cry for help’ and that the reason behind it was ‘my human rights being abused’.
Melanie was deemed unfit to stand trial and it was conducted in her absence at Leeds Crown Court.
Melanie, 48 is one of Britain’s most high-profile child abuse whistleblowers who blew the lid on alleged historic sexual abuse involving children at Beechwood Children’s Home in Nottingham.
Her evidence prompted ‘Operation Daybreak’ and Shaw alleged politicians including British Cabinet Ministers at the time were allegedly among the clients of a paedo brothel.
Melanie says that she and others in the system were raped, tortured and allegedly murdered, however, Politicalite cannot verify these claims.
Yesterday, at Leeds Crown Court, Melanie was sectioned under section 37 of the Mental Health act and Section 41 – a restriction order.
Her sectioning comes after she set fire to her Prison cell, after claiming her Human Rights were being abused.
The judge said she had considered both of the Drs full reports and she is considered a danger to the public.
She will be held in Rampton, so now her fate lies in the hands of the doctors.
For a brief moment, the judge halted the proceedings, accusing a member of the public gallery of recording.
Judge Penelope Belcher said due to the nature of the offences it was necessary for public protection for her to be sectioned.