Guilty when ac­cused

The Daily Telegraph - - Letters to the editor -

SIR – When did it be­come the norm to treat an ac­cused per­son as guilty un­til proven in­no­cent? Surely it is up to the ac­cuser to prove guilt rather than the per­son be­ing ac­cused to prove in­no­cence.

Trial by me­dia is un­fair. His­tory shows how the lives of those falsely ac­cused are ru­ined.

Be­fore we take ac­tion against any­one ac­cused, we must let due process oc­cur. Let those that are guilty be suit­ably pun­ished, but let’s make sure they are guilty be­fore we con­demn them. Natalie Shilling

Ad­dle­stone, Sur­rey

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