This is a thorough, thoughtful piece by Melanie Griffiths, broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Report’ on Thursday.

It looks at how campaigners misinterpreted allegations of parental child abuse as evidence of concealed ritual satanic abuse, sent it viral and caused harm.

A small number of campaigners still think the radio programme mere ‘propaganda’ but it strikes me as good journalism – balanced, accurate, accessible and built on thorough investigation of available evidence.

The published family court judgment is referenced. (Reporting restrictions in relation to the ongoing family court proceedings seem to have been recently updated but in the absence of a published judgment on that, we don’t know the detail).

See here for the ‘fact finding’ judgment.