Letters expressing support and concern for recently jailed Bishop Peter Ball, have been made public for the first time.

Bishop Peter Ball, who was convicted for a string of sexual assaults against teenage boys and young men, received letters of support from colleagues prior to his conviction, which were sent in the main to the Crown Prosecution Service. You can read some of the letters here, though it is believed that these are only 12 of 2,000 letters sent supporting Bishop Ball, and on several occasions professing his innocence.

Some letters have been written by senior figures from leading Public Schools, and one such individual even appears to have sent boys over to Bishop Ball.

Thank you to Phil Johnson and MACSAS for sharing this latest development with us, and for furnishing us with the above letters.