The Home Office has suspended a passport official and ordered a disciplinary investigation after an employee subjected a gay father-of-two to a lengthy interrogation about his sexual history and the details of his adoptions in front of the man’s four-year-old son.
Randall Cole was last month questioned for half an hour about his sexual practices, including whether he had ever had sex with a woman, and forced to discuss the terms of the adoptions and his relationship with the biological mother. He was also asked whether his children were “confused” by their family – as the child sat on his lap.
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Police fear rise in domestic violence during World Cup
Police are issuing warnings to men and women with a record of domestic violence in the runup to England’s first World Cup game.
The most detailed research into the links between the football World Cup and domestic abuse rates has revealed that in one force area in England and Wales, violent incidents increased by 38% when England lost – but also rose by 26% when they won. Full story here