UK Closes Legal Loophole Allowing Thousands of Sex Offenders to Change Their Names

A legal loop،le in the United Kingdom that has allowed at least 11,000 ، offenders to change their name and avoid detection is to be closed, Charlotte Lynch reports for LBC. Home Secretary James Cleverly said the Government will amend the Criminal Justice Bill to prevent ،philes and ،s from changing their name by deed poll “in certain cir،stances”. The decision follows a five-year-long campaign for “Della’s Law”, led by child ،ual abuse survivor Della Wright, w، was abused from the age of six by a man w، was already a well-known perpetrator. There are now calls for a full review of the known cases where a ،ual offender has legally changed their name.