'Key evidence not heard'

A man who was abused whilst living in the Bryn Estyn care home near Wrexham in the 1970s and 80s, has apologised to a Conservative peer for wrongly identifying him.

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Media condemned in Senedd for 'hysteria' over abuse allegations

In an exchange at First Minister's questions, Plaid Cymru's leader, Leanne Wood, condemned the media's reporting of fresh allegations of child abuse at north Wales children's homes in the 1970s and 1980s. Carwyn Jones replied that it had 'bordered on hysteria'.

We've seen public criticism of someone who should never have been paraded though TV studios in the first place. Will you join me in condemning media reporting which sensationalises and simplifies complex stories rather than treating vulnerable people with the dignity that they deserve?

– Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood AM

What we saw last week bordered on hysteria. We then saw an unfortunate situation where a part of evidence that was submitted by one potential witness was found to be flawed. But that doesn't mean of course that all the evidence that's new is flawed.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones AM

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