The Centre for Women’s Justice invites confidential testimony from witnesses and survivors of prolific sex offender Connor Hayes.
The Coroner has confirmed that she will now instruct two independent medical experts to provide opinions on Gaia’s care ahead of the full inquest in April 2022.
From today the guide, backed by Missing People and designed for friends and family when someone disappears, will be available to download online for free.
This pandemic has only worsened the mental health crisis and the vulnerability of victims of gendered violence, so the matters involved in Justice for Gaia have never been more important.
If you think you may have been a victim of Connor Hayes, you are invited to contact the family’s solicitor, Sarah Kellas, who can be reached via the civil rights law firm Birnberg Pierce on 02079110166. For emotional support, the family recommend survivors call the Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Connor Hayes, from… Continue Reading →
On Thursday 16 October, Gaia’s family learned that inquest proceedings will be postponed again. This is due to further delays in the IOPC’s investigations into Dorset Police’s handling of her rape allegation and later disappearance. Deadlines for the IOPC investigation have been extended several times since May. Recent figures reveal Dorset to have the worst… Continue Reading →
Gaia was a survivor of sexual violence and last year there was press coverage linking Connor Hayes to her disappearance. We are not in a position to comment on these claims while investigations are ongoing. However, now this man has been convicted of another sexual offence against a minor, we must at least speak to honour the strength and courage of all the survivors involved in this case, as well as their families and loved ones.
If you know anything that might aid the investigation into Gaia’s rape case or the missing persons investigation and help us learn the truth, please come forward…
On 5 July the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will announce their investigation into how Dorset Police handled the rape case brought by Gaia Pope two years before her death in November 2017. This will run parallel with the IOPC investigation into how Dorset Police handled the teenager’s disappearance. Gaia’s family welcome the decision,… Continue Reading →
6 April 2018 – The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) today announce their investigation into the actions of Dorset police following the disappearance of Gaia Pope, who was 19 years old. Gaia was reported missing on 7 November 2017 in Swanage, Dorset by a family member. Her family communicated their concern for the missing… Continue Reading →