Baptist minister the Reverend Bruce Stokes:
"People will say there's no smoke without fire but when you work this way with kids you're bound to be investigated," he said. "I wonder whether its Ray's personality and style that people really object to. In the four years I've known him I've been nothing but impressed by his professionalism and energy...I don't know where he's cut corners but he has that way with him. He's an action man, who doesn't spend long hours reflecting. He comes up with answers. It feels he has been completely stitched up."
Quoted in the Independent.