I don't know why i do it as it boils my blood but i went and read the latest Wikipedia page relating to Charlene Downes and couldn't believe what i read. The co accused , who were recorded admitting killing and disposing of the body, were awarded £250,000 in compensation!! One later was convicted of other grooming offences of white girls.
The police officer who fucked up when gathering evidence is suing Lancashire police for £500,000.
You honestly couldn't make this shit up!!
Here is just a clip from that wiki page....Following the decision to start treating Downes disappearance as a murder, there were a number of arrests in the case. In 2007 two men were put on trial. The prosecution alleged at Preston Crown Court that Charlene Downes, 14, was killed by Iyad Albattikhi, a 29-year-old man from Jordan, the owner of "Funny Boyz" fast-food outlet in Blackpool. Mohammed Reveshi, Albattikhi's business partner, was accused of disposing of her body. According to the prosecution, the defendants had sex with Downes. The prosecution alleged the men spoke of disposing of her body by putting it in kebabs sold from a fast food outlet. The jury failed to reach a verdict, and at a re-trial the prosecution withdrew the charges.Both defendants were freed and given compensation for false arrest of around £250,000.
There has not been another prosecution, though Albattikhi has been prosecuted for other crimes against young English girls.
After a critical report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, one of the detectives involved, Det Sgt Jan Beasant, was found guilty of misconduct by Lancashire Constabulary and told to resign, but the Police Arbitration Tribunal overturned the decision. In 2014 it was announced that Beasant was suing police for up to £500,000.
The trial brought to public attention what Julie Bindel described as "endemic child sexual abuse". The Daily Telegraph reported that Mick Gradwell, a former detective superintendent with Lancashire Police, had told another newspaper that the investigation into sexual abuse in Blackpool was being "hampered by political correctness". In July 2013 journalist Sean Thomas noted in The Daily Telegraph that the original Charlene Downes article on Wikipedia had been deleted, and argued that this might indicate editorial bias regarding "racialised" murders of white victims, which, he wrote, receive less media coverage compared to similar murders of black and ethnic minority victims.
In May 2014, with the cooperation of Karen Downes, an independent documentary, 10 Years Lost, about Downes' disappearance and the effects on her family, was released. The case was also the subject of BBC One's Panorama "The Girl Who Vanished" programme on 10 November 2014. In December 2014, as part of BBC Crimewatch, a £100,000 reward was offered.
In February 2015 Downes' 21-year-old brother appeared in court and admitted harassing the man who had faced a charge of helping to dispose of her body.  Also in February 2015, her 24-year-old sister, Emma, was charged with the racially aggravated assault of the brother of the man cleared by the court of murdering Downes. The individual had approached Emma Downes in a nightclub and taunted her with claims of his brother's innocence. In February 2015 Downes' mother was attacked by another one of her daughters, and by a web stalker.