Ritual Child Abuse Linked to Witchcraft on the Rise in the UK

Harriet Arkell, Daily Mail, October 8, 2014

Detectives are reporting a massive rise in child abuse linked to witchcraft, they said today.

Scotland Yard has received 27 allegations of ritual child abuse this year alone–a dramatic increase on a decade ago, when just two such cases were reported to police in the whole of 2004.

Examples of the faith-based abuse include a child being dunked in a bath to ‘wash away evil spirits’, children being raped, and a pastor swinging a child around and banging its head to ‘drive out the devil’.

Now teachers, social workers and doctors are to be taught to spot the signs of the abuse in a drive to tackle the growing problem across Britain.

Last month police were called to a leisure centre in south London after residents reported a string of dawn ‘child exorcisms’ in which adults surrounded a toddler chanting ‘Get the demon out’.

A number of child killings have been linked to these beliefs, including the murder of Kristy Bamu, 15, who was tortured and drowned by his sister and her boyfriend in 2010; and the death of Victoria Climbie.

The number of cases of ritualistic or faith-based abuse of children reported to Scotland Yard has increased year-on-year over the past decade.  But detectives believe the number of reports is just the tip of the iceberg, with many more such cases being kept secret among communities.

Police and child protection experts have now created a training film for all front-line professionals who work with children to teach them how to recognise the signs that a child may be suffering, or likely to suffer harm from witchcraft.

The DVD will be launched at a conference on the subject in London today, organised by the Met police and the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS), before being distributed to those in the force area who work with children who may be affected.

Detective Superintendent Terry Sharpe, head of the Met’s Project Violet which tackles faith-based child abuse, said: ‘Abuse linked to belief is a horrific crime which is condemned by people of all cultures, communities and faiths.

‘Families or carers genuinely believe that the victim has been completely taken over by the devil or an evil spirit, which is often supported by someone who within the community has portrayed themselves as an authority on faith and belief.’

‘But regardless of the beliefs of the abusers, child abuse is child abuse and it is important that professional are clear about the signs to look for.’

At the event at City Hall, detectives will debate with teachers, social workers and healthcare professionals to discuss how to tackle what is now a growing problem in Britain.

In 2004 just two such cases were reported to Scotland Yard.  By 2009 it had risen to seven, and by 2012 it had risen again to 19.

Among this year’s 27 reports of such abuse, cases included a child forced to drink unknown substances to ‘rid them of evil spirits’ and parents removing their children from school and taking them abroad to attend an ‘exorcism’ ceremony.

One case has already resulted in an arrest for rape, and another in a charge of rape being brought.

Previous cases dealt with by Scotland Yard include a child having chillies rubbed into its eyes to ‘remove an evil spirit’ and being cut with a knife for the same reason.

Simon Bass from the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service said: ‘We are not remotely surprised that the Metropolitan Police alone has already received 27 referrals of this type this year–or three a month.

‘We are pleased that the Metropolitan Police has undertaken such great work in this area, but we are convinced that this form of abuse is hidden, and that the statutory agencies across the UK are facing similar situations.’

Abuse survivor Kevani Kanda said: ‘Mass migration has made this a pervasive problem worldwide, and it is not confined to cities or areas where there are large migrant communities.

‘Belief-related abuse can result in significant physical and emotional harm, neglect, sexual abuse and even death.’

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  • Once again, the many blessings of ‘diversity.’

    The many Incidents such as these forever puts to rest the notion that Africans will assimilate to western civilization and put away their pagan nonsense. They won’t and never will because such primitive practices and customs are inherent to these very backwards people.

    • 1stworlder

      It is a blessing each one that dies is less taxes for whites to pay.

  • MekongDelta69

    Witchcraft and Voodoo in the U.K.

    The ‘brave’ new world (disorder)…

    • me

      Stick a fork in Britannia, she’s done.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Oh oh oh…let me guess…

    These are the Polish immigrants we’re talking about, right?

  • Mary

    I wonder if they’ll address this issue with all the vigilance and concern with which they have handled the multitude of rape-by-Muslim cases. They certainly seem to have undertaken a more vigorous response when the victims are not indigenous Brits.

  • dd121

    This article is obviously a lie. After all we’re told every day they’re just like us.

    • SentryattheGate

      Yes, as the detective said: ‘Abuse linked to belief is a horrific crime which is condemned by people of ALL cultures, communities and faiths.’ Once again, political correctness tells us that all cultures are equal!

      • dd121

        Maybe we can surprise all these bastards and let Sharia law decide what to do.

  • OS-Q

    A boy’s TORSO was once found in the Thames back into 2001. This boy, named Adam by the investigators, had been brought from Nigeria and had his body parts used in bizarre rituals. The killer was never caught.

    • IstvanIN

      I wonder how many REAL ethnic British children have been used by these savages?

      • B.A_2014

        They seem to sacrifice their own children, which I can’t really complain about. I can’t say I’ve heard this is going on Ireland. Our Ni$$ers are usually prosecuted for scams like shipping magical potions back to Africa (usually Zimbabwe) claiming it will cure AIDS. Again I can’t say im too bothered about it. A taxi driver from Africa I know called Keith ( or Keithiopian as me and my friends call him) had a friend arrested for this but Keith swears by it and said that we white people don’t understand the magical forces in this world unlike his all knowing African bruthas.

    • B.A_2014

      I’m still on the loose lol

  • TruthBeTold

    What in Heavens’ name is it going to take to wake-up the British people?

    When Trafalgar Squire becomes Allah Square, Brits will be blaming themselves as they kneel before the executioner.

    • LHathaway

      I suspect in the UK they are packing them in from all over, Caribbean, African, Arab, Paki, Indian, SouthEAsian, NEastAsian, Tibet, Mongolia, SAmerican, even foreign language whites. Maybe that’s the secret to having multiculturalism work.

    • The US is right behind the UK. In another few elections the Whitehouse will likely be called Shanaynays Place. This is one of the many blessings of diversity.

    • They aren’t asleep, they are dead. You can’t wake a corpse.

  • Undoubtedly in the UK, the USA and other Western nations, Establishment politicians will soon start ‘reaching out’ to the witchcraft community, such as claiming that while in college they worked part-time as an exorcism intern.