I've seen this post a few times on social media: https://www.facebook.com/608847352/posts/10155395745027353/

It claims Melanie Shaw made accusations about members of the Tory party and has been tried and held in secret.

Is there any truth to this?

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    Any specific accusations? Or just "accusations"? (I'm at work and can't view the linked post, it might be a good idea to embed the relevant parts into the body of your question.)
    – F1Krazy
    Jun 12 '18 at 8:56
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    @F1Krazy The issue seems very vague. No reliable sources seem to mention her at all. The linked facebook post has 2 likes and 2 shares. It claims that she "alleges that politicians, including Tory cabinet ministers, were amongst the clients of a child abuse brother". It seems that she was charged with arson and later unlawful imprisonment of a paramedic (see eg here (not a reliable source, and they doubt the accuracy of those charges)).
    – tim
    Jun 12 '18 at 10:22
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    obviously, its so secret that no one other than random facebook posters know about it...
    – user43646
    Jun 12 '18 at 11:19
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    So far, I found an article that seems reputable enough that says a woman named Melanie Shaw was incarcerated in 2015 and people protested that she be released (the article doesn’t go into any details though). peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/crime/…
    – Laurel
    Jun 12 '18 at 13:15
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    Actually not that secret. Melanie Shaw was tried and convicted of arson in a Nottinghamshire court in 2014, and given a non-custodial sentence based on the judge's opinion that she was mentally ill. Jun 12 '18 at 13:19

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