Retired local authority chief says he was instructed not to apologise to victims


A whistleblower has accused a county council’s insurers of trying to “suppress” information about child sex abuse, The Telegraph reported.

Retired Bedfordshire local authority chief Tim Hulbert says he was “instructed” by a county council’s insurers not to admit liability or apologise to victims in a sex abuse investigation.

He told the paper that he believed his experiences had not been an isolated incident, and accused insurers of “immoral and obscene” behaviour that had allowed the extent of abuse to be hidden.

Hulbert retired from Bedfordshire county council 20 years ago, the paper said.

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