The inquiry into child abuse investigations set up by home secretary Theresa May hit yet more problems last week.
Child abuse victims revealed that two panel members sent them abusive and threatening emails after they had criticised the inquiry.
One victim was so anxious as a result that they were unable to attend a “listening meeting” of the inquiry two days later.
This latest scandal came after 23 victims said they had lost confidence in the process and were pulling out because it was not “fit for purpose”.
Two inquiry chairs have already had to step down because they were too close to establishment figures during the period that will be under investigation.