@JohnMannMP Operation Midland never followed up Raikes/Courtney dossier
Police to investigate Geoffrey Dickens sex abuse dossier
21 October 2015
The Labour MP John Mann, who recently obtained the file, has criticised the government for failing to find it despite a Home Office review last year.
He has also asked why the contents of the file were not investigated at the time.
The document seen by the BBC contains 21 names. A handwritten note in pencil suggests it was “given to Geoff Dickens, in Lobby, Jan 84”.
The author, a Conservative party member in the 1980s, says the information was gathered from two former Tory MPs – Sir Victor Raikes MP for Southeast Essex and Anthony Courtney – a leading member of the Conservative Monday Club.
Both are now dead and as a result are unable to confirm they provided the information which appears in the document. However, handwritten notes said to have been compiled during discussions with the MPs in the 1980s are also also in the file.
Geoffrey Dickens is thought to have passed at least two “dossiers” to Lord Brittan in 1983 and early 1984.
He also met Lord Brittan to push the case for strengthening the laws on importing child abuse material and he urged the home secretary to ban the Paedophile Information Exchange – a group which campaigned for the legalisation of sex with children.
Why haven’t the police published their investigation of Dover customs officer’s claims of Brittan on video?
Later, when doorstepped, Solanki admitted that the minister in the video was Leon Brittan.
Why was Op Midland underfunded? Only £2 million – Madeleine McCann investigation £12 million.
There is a massive discrepancy between the Police watchdog on the Met and Henriques report. I’m highly suspicious!
VIP abuse accuser ‘manipulated by news website Exaro’
Readers will note that the report looks specifically at the allegations from one “Nick” and ignores any others. Moreover, it cites errors in procedure in dealing with his accusations over and above those of any the others. They were numerous yet this report looks only at the allegations made by one individual. As such it reeks of a whitewash.
For example it notably fails to specifically mention the allegation of rape made against Leon Brittan. Those claims have been further corroborated by friends of the rape victim. Yet these been have now been dismissed without police looking at them specifically because the veracity of complaints from one alleged victim has been called into question.
Suspicions that a whitewash is underway were first aroused by a BBC investigation into the allegations, which also tried to dismiss the claims in a Panorama documentary.
The fact that senior police officers have now joined with the BBC and a retired judge, who headed the report, suggests that the British establishment is engaged in a full scale damage control exercise.
Henriques report is about far more than Op
#Midland – it seeks to overturn much of latest police & CPS guidance on victims & sex abuse cases
Henriques Report. Recommendation 6 When people of prominence, Complainants should be encouraged to sign ‘confidentiality agreement’.
08 November 2016
College statement following Sir Richard Henriques Review
David Tucker, Crime Lead at the College of Policing said: “Great effort has gone into building public trust in police investigations and we know from research, and lessons from the past, that a key reason why people do not report abuse is a fear of not being believed. To start an investigation from a position of doubt is unlikely to encourage victims to come forward.
“Existing guidance says that when an allegation is received, police should believe this account and record it as a crime, unless there is credible evidence at the point the allegation is made that determines no crime has been committed. It is the credibility of the evidence, not solely the victim, which should be investigated.
“In respect of anonymity for suspects, in 2013 the College published guidance which was clear about the need to respect the rights of a suspect. It says the names or identifying details of those who are arrested or suspected of a crime should not be released save in circumstances such as a threat to life or where a crime may be detected or prevented. Any decision to release these details should be made at a chief officer level.
“As part of the police effort to build trust with those abused, the term ‘victim’ is used in line with statutory guidance, legislation and the Victims Code of Practice which sets out the measures required to support victims, particularly those who are vulnerable.
“As the professional body for the police, we will now carefully review the findings of this report.”
8 Nov 2016
Report – Independent Review of Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of non-recent sexual offence investigations
Metropolitan Police service to refer five officers in relation to Operation Midland
Nov 8, 2016Following today’s publication of the independent review by Sir Richard Henriques of the Metropolitan Police Service handling of non-recent sexual offence investigations alleged against persons of public prominence, IPCC Deputy Chair Rachel Cerfontyne said:
“We were advised earlier today that the Metropolitan Police is to refer the conduct of five officers, ranging in rank from sergeant to deputy assistant commissioner, to the IPCC in relation to Operation Midland. We understand the conduct of a deputy assistant commissioner will also be referred to the IPCC regarding a different operation.
“We have assembled an assessment team to analyse relevant documentation to be supplied by the force, and provide me with a recommendation. Once I receive that recommendation, I will decide whether there will be an investigation and, if so, what form that investigation will take. I am aware of the significant public interest in these matters and I will announce that decision once I have made it and all concerned parties have been notified.
“We have not received any complaints from individuals who may feel they were adversely affected by the actions of officers involved in Operation Midland but, as in all cases, were such complaints to be referred to the IPCC they would be given due consideration.”
October 5 2016,
The Metropolitan Police has rejected calls for the full release of an independent review into its investigation of a VIP paedophile ring.
Assistant Commissioner Helen King said that it was her “strong expectation” that the retired judge’s review of Operation Midland would not be published in its entirety because it contains confidential material.
Public figures caught up in the inquiry believe that transparency is key to the Met learning lessons and that anything less would be a cover-up.
Met will not release review of VIP paedophiles inquiry
Censored! Fury as Scotland Yard say they will redact report into bungled £2m VIP abuse inquiry
- Metropolitan Police will only release bombshell report if it agrees with it
- Officials said force ‘strongly expects’ it will not publish the full findings
- It is expected to be ‘highly critical’ of VIP paedophile investigation
- Victims of ‘false allegations’ could pursue legal action to reveal findings
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19 Sept 2016
Judge Richard Henriques is paid £1,100 a day to write report about Scotland Yard’s shambolic VIP child sex probe…but we only get a censored version
A retired High Court judge has been paid £66,000 to write a report about Scotland Yard’s shambolic VIP child-sex probe – but the public will get to see only selected findings on the orders of Britain’s most senior policeman.
…his work – which includes examining other ‘non-recent’ sex investigations into VIPs.
Feb 10 2016
“Fat Cat Barrister” Judge Richard Henriques – Sympathetic and lenient towards paedophiles. He is a member of the establishment and was a friend/protege of George Carman QC who defended/protected Greville Janner and other child rapists…perfect safe pair of hands for the establishment.
A former High Court judge Sir Richard Henriques is to examine the way historical allegations against public figures are investigated, after a request from the head of the Metropolitan Police.
Sir Richard Henriques is to conduct the review, which will be published later this year and will “focus on police procedures and will not reach judgements on the evidence”.
Operation Midland inquiry is ongoing.
Sir Richard Henriques’ Outrageous ruling: Paedophile allowed to move in opposite to the 12 yr-old girl he abused because he posed no risk and it would be a hardship for the paedophile!
Judge Richard Henriques claimed paedophile was no risk to victim when allowing him to move in opposite her
December 09, 2014
A PAEDOPHILE living opposite a girl he sexually assaulted was allowed to move back in to his home because Judge Richard Henriques ruled that he (the paedophile) would otherwise suffer “hardship“.
The reasons behind the judge’s decision to lift an order banning the man from living near his victim have been revealed after a transcript of a Court of Appeal hearing was released to the Crawley News.
It has also been revealed that Crawley Borough Council gave the child sex attacker a £75,000 discount when he bought the home in Broadfield. (Why!)
We revealed last week how the council had allowed the man to buy his council-rented home while the case against him was ongoing.
The victim’s mother has slammed the judge, Sir Richard Henriques, for putting the rights of a convicted paedophile above those of her daughter, who was 12 when she was assaulted.
She said: “How would it be causing him hardship? He was living with his mum and dad when he was banned from living in this street, so it’s not like he would be left on the streets.
“What about my daughter? There has been no thought for her at all.
“He is the one that’s committed the crime and she’s the one who’s going to end up suffering, because we’re going to have to move.”
Judge Henriques ruled that the man, who cannot be named because it could identify the girl, may suffer hardship if he was denied the opportunity to live in his house.
Judge Henriques ruled that a remaining condition – that he cannot contact his victim – would be enough to protect her from harm, adding that the man does not pose a serious risk to other children in the street.
The girl’s mother believes that judgement was “ridiculous”.
She said: “He still poses a risk to my daughter and yet they’ve moved him back into the same street.”
Sir Richard Henriques QC
His Friend and Mentor was George Carman QC
Sir Richard Henriques speaking about George Carman:
“George Carman and Christopher Rose were the giants of advocacy. George spent so much time socialising he knew how to talk to juries. It was a gift. I saw him through pupillage in my early years. He was a friend, came to our wedding
Sir Richard Henriques regarded the late George Carman, Lord Janner’s barrister when he was first investigated for sex crimes in 1991, as a friend and mentor at the Bar, a report in The Times claims.
Judge Richard Henriques’ friend,George Carman QC, defended/protected VIP/Establishment Child Sexual Abusers – Cyril Smith, Jimmy Savile, Greville Janner…
Mentor George Carman
The late George Carman, Blackpool born libel lawyer to the stars.
Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith and David Steel
Michael Crick describes how Dominic Carman, son of George Carman QC who successfully defended Jeremy Thorpe in the murder trial, told him that only…
…a few weeks before the trial, allegations about Cyril Smith were circulating and George Carman QC got onto his legal friends, with Thorpe’s backing, to basically frighten the Fleet street editors into not picking up the Rochdale Alternative Press story about Cyril Smith.
From the 1990s onwards, Carman specialised in libel. The first was Tessa Sanderson in 1990, but after that the famous libels came thick and fast – Robert Maxwell, Richard Branson, Edwina Currie, Gillian Taylforth, Imran Khan, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Jonathan Aitken.
In 2001 the Purdews of Champneys (friends of Sir Jimmy Savile and Keith Vaz) briefly acquired Inglewood health hydro from agents of Saudi prince Mohammed bin Fahd. Inglewood had been the scene of allegations, published in the Guardian six years earlier, that then defence minister Jonathan Aitken, a director of the spa, had tried to arrange girls for a Saudi prince and his entourage.
The report led to the notorious libel action brought by Aitken ultimately culminating in his being sentenced to jail for perjury.
Former Tory MP Jonathan Aitken, once a director of Champneys Inglewood. He was accused by former employees of acting as a ‘pimp’ by requesting call girls, once for a sheikh and once for a group of Arabs.
Then he was embroiled in a legal dispute with former brothel keeper Lindi ‘Miss Whiplash’ St Clair, who claimed that she was thrown out of Inglewood partway through a course.
And though Aitken met his future wife Lolicia at Inglewood, he also cheated on her with bondage prostitute Paula Strudwick, telling her to collect the right sort of birch branches from the woods outside the estate for sadomasochistic sex games. You’d have thought someone would have twigged what was going on.
George Carman also involved in these cases:
The James Bulger case and Harold Shipman case, Dr Leonard Arthur, the paediatrician accused of murdering a Down’s syndrome baby; PIE member, Geoffrey Prime, the Cheltenham spy; a Russian-speaking civil servant charged with spying. He was a paedophile with detailed card-index files of little girls in the Cheltenham and Gloucester area, the family of God’s banker, Roberto Calvi, who wanted – and, thanks to George Carman, got – the suicide verdict reversed; Peter Adamson, who played Len Fairclough in Coronation Street, acquitted of the charge of indecent assault on two girls;
…What a mentor…
Carman also represented Jimmy Savile
In 1992, my father, George Carman QC, had been retained by Savile’s lawyers over a different matter, which never reached court. By 1994, the name Carman, and what he could do in cross-examination, put such fear into the minds of litigants, lawyers and editors that libel cases were settled and, in some circumstances, perhaps stories were not published.
…the editor of the Sunday Mirror in 1994, did have “credible and convincing” evidence from two women who claimed that Jimmy Savile had been guilty of abusing them at a children’s home.
…the paper’s lawyers “totally and utterly convinced” they were telling the truth
Despite Henriques’ relationship with George Carman (Janner’s solicitor), Sir Richard Henriques was put in charge of the reviewing of past mistakes that prevented Lord Janner being brought to trial
“Retired High Court judge Sir Richard Henriques is reviewing how police and the CPS handled previous allegations made against Lord Janner in 1991, 2002 and 2007.”
Mr Henriques’s feats of achievement have not found favour in all quarters. Along with Michael Mansfield, he was among four “fat cat” barristers probed by a House of Lords inquiry into alleged milking of the legal aid system.
In 1995/6 he made £500,000, although he claimed this figure related to earnings from more than one year.
a wealthy and powerful person, typically one involved in business or politics.
Judge (Henriques) reviewing Janner case was friend of peer’s barrister
Richard Henriques is the judge who, by common assent, presides over terrorist trials. Eight in all
George Carman’s defence of Geoffrey Prime & Peter Adamson