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Was Mr A the ‘reclusive millionaire’ the man who funded ChildLine?

 Mr A, one of Britain’s wealthiest men and founder and trustee of a national charity for abused children – 1993 in court for alleged perverse sexual behaviour

How the case started:

The pounds 1m contract that led to sex claims: Nick Walker reports on the acquittal of a top architect of blackmail allegations made by a reclusive millionaire client

24 August 1993

IN DECEMBER 1986, Conrad Jameson, interior architect to the likes of IBM, ICI and Players’ cigarettes, was commissioned to re-design the homes of one of Britain’s richest and most reclusive businessmen.

His client had a reputation for moral probity. He founded and is still a trustee of a national charity for abused children. Six and a half years later, Mr Jameson found himself in the dock, accused of a pounds 500,000 blackmail bid.

The prosecution said that Mr Jameson threatened to make public allegations of dubious financial deals and bizarre sexual behaviour by the businessman. It said Mr Jameson was prepared to drop the claims in return for a cash settlement.

But Mr Jameson was acquitted yesterday at the Old Bailey, when Judge John Murchie directed the jury to find him not guilty of blackmail after the Crown’s case collapsed.

The millionaire, referred to as Mr A, first met Mr Jameson in 1986 and hired him to do work worth over pounds 1m on a mews cottage in London, and his home in Buckinghamshire.

After work started, so did the disagreements, culminating in a civil action brought by Mr A against Jameson Design Ltd. Mr Jameson’s response was to say that delays to the work were not his fault. There were press reports that the millionaire was ‘security mad’, and plans were changed frequently.

Mr Jameson told one of his lawyers: ‘The real reason is that I knew too much about his financial and personal affairs.’

Mr Jameson drafted a writ with his lawyers detailing Mr A’s alleged collection of pornographic paintings, his ‘homosexual tendencies’ and allegations suggesting Mr A’s unsuitability as trustee of the charity.

If the writ were issued newpapers could publish the allegations without any risk of libel. Mr Jameson claimed journalists were already working on a story about Mr A and the writ would give it a ‘peg to hang the story on’.

Details of the allegations in the draft writ trickled out in court over the past week. The draft writ alleged that Baron Simon de Wrangel, who had been employed by him as a surveyor, had been exposed to Mr A’s ‘extraordinary’ behaviour.

While working in Mr A’s Buckinghamshire house, Baron de Wrangel was allegedly shown a pornographic painting. When he looked round he saw Mr A ‘with his underwear around his knees’.

A second picture, a drawing by Picasso showing a man and woman having sexual intercourse, was also shown to the jury. ‘If somebody could tell me who is doing what to whom, I would be most grateful,’ Mr A said. Counsel for the defence asked him if he was not pretending to be a little naive. He said he was not.

Mr Jameson also alleged Baron de Wrangel was asked by Mr A to fit a television satellite descrambling device which would enable him to watch pornographic films from Denmark and the Netherlands. Mr A told the court it was a joke.

Mr Jameson said Mr A showed his wife an antique French red leather chair which could be used to manoeuvre its occupant into various sexual positions. She was said to have been ‘horrified’.

Mr A told the court he had bought the chair because it was red and described Mr Jameson’s allegations as ‘absolutely false’.

The judge said yesterday that he was making no findings on the allegations of improper conduct levelled at Mr A.

Mr Jameson has agreed not to pursue the allegations against Mr A in an undertaking he made in an on-going civil case with Mr A.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/the-pounds-1m-contract-that-led-to-sex-claims-nick-walker-reports-on-the-acquittal-of-a-top-1463269.html

What did Mr A do?

A RECLUSIVE millionaire broke down in court yesterday as he described how blackmail allegations could affect a children’s charity he helped to found, writes Nick Walker.

19 August 1993

An Old Bailey jury was told this week of allegations that Conrad Jameson, 60, of Sydney Place, Chelsea, south-west London, threatened to expose the businessman, referred to as Mr A, as having a collection of pornography and a chair designed for sexual purposes, and as having homosexual leanings.

Mr A, who cannot be named, said all the allegations behind the pounds 250,000 blackmail bid were ‘absolutely false’. When asked what the effect would be on the charity if the allegations were published, Mr A said: ‘Children who need this organisation have a very low opinion of adults . . . and if a child believed this organisation was headed by a person who was doing the sort of thing they needed help for, they wouldn’t seek its help.’

Mr A told the court that he was not homosexual and did not possess any pornography. ‘I have one Picasso . . , and there’s one that’s certainly erotic.’ Members of the jury were shown two paintings – Picasso’s Homme et Femme and a watercolour by 19th century French artist, Gavarni, depicting sexual acts – and also a 19th century chair from Mr A’s home, probably used by a gynaecologist.

The trial continues.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/blackmail-threatened-to-destroy-charity-1462164.html

MPs ‘pressed CPS to pursue blackmail case’: Architect awarded costs as Old Bailey trial collapses

24 August 1993

THREE TORY MPs are believed to have put pressure on the Crown Prosecution Service to proceed with a blackmail case against an architect which collapsed yesterday at the Old Bailey.

The defence was twice warned by the CPS that any evidence which might identify the MPs – and presumably why they had intervened – would not be disclosed to the court on the grounds of public interest immunity (PII).

The CPS was widely criticised for trying to bar disclosure of documents on the same ground during last year’s Matrix Churchill trial, in which three businessmen were alleged to have breached arms embargoes on Iraq. The judge overruled the immunity of the documents, and the case against the three was dropped.

Conrad Jameson, an architect based in south- west London, was acquitted yesterday of a pounds 500,000 blackmail attempt against one of Britain’s wealthiest and most reclusive men.

The prosecution had alleged that Mr Jameson, 61, threatened to expose the tycoon – referred to only as Mr A, and said to be a founder and a trustee of a national charity for abused children – for alleged perverse sexual behaviour, including an obsession with pornography.

After legal submissions at the end of the prosecution case, Judge John Murchie directed the jury to find Mr Jameson not guilty, saying the Crown had not made out its case.

The Independent understands the case was brought after the three MPs, friendly with Mr A, contacted the CPS to urge Mr Jameson’s prosecution. The defence sought discovery of the identity of the MPs and any documentary evidence relating to their alleged interventions. Sources close to the defence have revealed that on two occasions the CPS warned that any such evidence would be subject to public interest immunity. No explanation was given. Normally, PII is used to deny disclosure only in exceptional cases where, for instance, there is a threat to national security. The CPS said last night that it could not comment on the case.

The use of PII could have renewed the outcry that came after the Matrix Churchill trial. It was disclosed during that case that government ministers had signed PII certificates for confidential documents which helped to acquit the three men.

The case against Mr Jameson collapsed after Judge Murchie said he had acted throughout on the advice of his solicitor and barrister, who drew up a draft writ containing the allegations. He said the court was making no findings about the allegations of improper conduct levelled at Mr A.

The judge awarded Mr Jameson, of Sydney Place, Chelsea, his costs from central funds. Mr Jameson said: ‘I am very glad the nightmare is over. The case should never have been brought.’

Mr A described Mr Jameson’s claims, including sexual misconduct in hotel rooms and possession of pornograhic paintings, as ‘absolutely false’.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/mps-pressed-cps-to-pursue-blackmail-case-architect-awarded-costs-as-old-bailey-trial-collapses-1463358.html

Designer denies blackmail attempt: Threat to expose ‘details of pornography collection’

AN INTERIOR designer threatened to expose a children’s charity trustee as having a collection of pornography and possible homosexual leanings in a pounds 250,000 blackmail attempt, it was alleged at the Old Bailey yesterday.

At the start of the trial of Conrad Jameson, 60, of Sydney Place, Chelsea, west London, Judge John Murchie continued a magistrates’ order that the victim and charity should not be identified. Mr Jameson denies blackmailing the man, ‘A’.

John Williams, for the prosecution, said Mr Jameson threatened to issue a writ detailing A’s alleged pornographic paintings and an antique chair designed to put women strapped in it into a variety of sexual positions at the touch of a button.

If the writ was issued the press could publish the allegations contained in it, embarrassing A and affecting the charity and those who funded its dealings with abused children, the court was told.

Mr Jameson was hired to do interior design work on A’s country home and London mews house. But A became suspicious about the work and issued a writ against Mr Jameson, his company Jameson Design Ltd, and his wife, Tricia, the court was told.

Mr Williams told the court Mr Jameson knew A was the charity’s main source of funds. Mr Jameson’s response to the writ was to claim delays were not his fault. He said when he and Tricia had first visited A’s country home he had been keen to take them to his dressing room to show off his collection of pornographic pictures and the chair.

Mr Williams said the allegations were ‘entirely false’ and that if there had been ‘one iota of truth in them’ Mr Jameson could have gone to the appropriate people long before.

He told the jury they would see the pictures themselves – ‘they are not outrageously disgusting. They are drawings by two reputable artists, they are not perhaps to everyone’s taste, but by no manner can be described as a pornographic collection.’

He said the chair, which the jury would also see, and which he likened to the one the judge was sitting on, was used by doctors for gynaecolog ical examinations.

Mr Jameson threatened to issue his own writ so that the press would know that ‘a man of suspect sexual morals was involved with the charity’. He demanded pounds 250,000 in settlement, Mr Williams said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/designer-denies-blackmail-attempt-threat-to-expose-details-of-pornography-collection-1461602.html

Judge Murchie, presiding at Mr A’s trial –  Murchie had a close relationship with the royal family.

He was always proud to announce that he was specially chosen to be a greeter for the queen.

He was one of a few judges commissioned to officially greet Her Majesty at formal public appearances.

He proudly showed me several photos of him and the queen at various receptions throughout the course of several years.

Judge Murchie  attended Gordonstoun -where Prince Charles and many other members of the royal family attended.

http://thejcr.com/2016/03/03/perspectives-the-very-honourable-judge-murchie/#sthash.XuWQqjBM.dpbs

  • The original case was heard in 1986
  • Mr A funded a new National Children’s Charity
  •  Childline was founded in 1986
  • Mr A had a house in Buckinghamshire
  • Mr A collected paintings and was security obsessed

http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/lbc/index.php/segment/0005300330011

“…the extensive press coverage of the case”…wiped from the internet – only a few articles remain.

Govt couldn’t have it known that Childline was set up by pervs?

Who could the wealthy, reclusive pervert – founder and trustee of a national charity for abused children – be?

Childline, a national charity for abused children was founded and funded by car-dealer millionaire Ian Skipper

Ian Skipper – very hard finding info on or photos of him.  “He keeps a low profile” 

All other other national charities were founded earlier – and all the founders have lots of info about them. A reclusive, paranoid about privacy – and very little info – despite being such a philanthropist –  – and the timescales fit.

 

In 1986 Esther Rantzen, presenter of Thats Life, viewers were asked if they would take part in the survey in an edition of Thats Life. A helpline was opened after the programme so that any child currently suffering abuse could call for help, the project was made possible by a benefactor Ian Skipper who underwrote the charity for the first three years. Childline joined the NSPCC in February 2006

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:mF3fvm4rnE4J:wikivisually.com/wiki/BT_Red_Nose_Climb+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

On Thursday, 30th October 1986 Childline was launched on the
Childwatch programme

In its early years, Ian helped fund ChildLine, having met Esther Rantzen when her TV programme That’s Life featured the Ben Hardwick appeal which he was supporting to raise funds for Britain’s youngest liver transplant patient. Ian Skipper, who has died aged 73, is survived by his wife Penny and their two daughters, Abigail and Emma, and six grandchildren.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/obituaries/ian-skipper-1-2296109

It is 25 years since ChildLine first launched, back in the autumn of 1986. Then the presenter of That’s Life!, Esther Rantzen had lobbied for its creation with the help of her BBC producers. When the philanthropist Ian Skipper came on board, it was made possible.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/helplines-call-for-help-6279384.html

 CONSTABLE IAN SKIPPER is a Businessman from Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire

http://www.checkdirector.co.uk/director/constable-skipper/

Photo of Ian Skipper from video

Constable Ian Skipper

Ian Skipper, the son of a successful motor-car dealer in Burnley, Lancashire, was given the business by his father at the age of 21. Taking to the role of entrepreneur with alacrity, he devised highly creative ways of selling more and more cars, then, having exhausted the market potential of the local catchment area, began a campaign of buying up dealerships. He and his partner between them ended up owning a substantial proportion of the Ford dealerships in northern Britain until they themselves eventually sold out, simultaneously, to Thomas Ward.

With a fair fortune at their disposal they thereafter embarked on a number of ventures that included the building up of United Engineering Industries, subsequently UEI, Cosworth Engineering, Dunsley Heating and a small merchant bank, London and European. Skipper was also able to embark on a career of entrepreneurial support and philanthropic giving to good causes that caught his eye and enthusiasm. An early excursus was to York. Here in 1977 Magnus Magnusson was raising money for the Coppergate excavations that were revealing the Viking city of Jorvik. They subsequently became very good friends. Skipper’s enthusiasm transformed the fundraising campaign and eventually led to the building of Jorvik, the immensely successful underground visitor centre.

Skipper moved with his family to Barbados in the 1980s where with other associates he assisted in the development of Atlantic Computers, a company that leased mainframe computers to businesses. Skipper and his family interests became main shareholders, providing strength to the balance sheet. The company prospered rapidly and the share price grew exponentially, allowing them to realise a further substantial fortune.

In later years after the family’s return to England, Skipper’s energy and flare was increasingly placed at the disposal of charities. The Ben Hardwick kidney transplant appeal on Esther Rantzen’s television programme That’s Life initially took his attention and the contact he made then with Rantzen led to his support in 1986 for Childline, the helpline she set up for children in distress or danger, open day and night throughout the year. He became a trustee and underwrote the charity for its first year. His support for such causes was widespread, and he was appointed OBE for services to charity in 1997.

Constable Ian Skipper was born at Barrowford in Lancashire, educated at Canford School and read engineering at Loughborough. Here, as college social secretary he met — and subsequently married — the social secretary at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Penny Wood. Skipper’s parents were divorced at this time and his father handed the business to his son. Skipper gave up his Loughborough course and together he and his wife were thrown into learning the business and began the transformation of Skippers of Burnley into a vast regional chain.

Skipper had a sharp and inquiring mind. A late-night programme by Magnus Magnusson on the Viking dig at York caught his eye — he was always interested in archaeology and the past — and at his wife’s urging he set off to York the next day to offer his services as a digger. He rapidly concluded that he would be of little use as a novice troweller but immediately saw the potential of the Coppergate excavation site, right in the middle of York’s tourist zone, as a business. Within weeks it had been smartened up by his architects, dressed as a tourist attraction, provided with viewing galleries and state-of-the-art interpretation and set on course to become York’s tourist attraction of the year. More than a million people eventually visited it — and paid for the privilege, transforming the funds of the York Archaeological Trust.

When, after five years, the site came to be developed, Skipper urged the trust to maintain it as an underground attraction beneath the proposed shopping precinct. The upshot, after some heroic fundraising, was the opening of Jorvik Viking Centre by the trust’s patron, the Prince of Wales, in 1984, enabling a further 15 million people, so far, to take a “time car” and visit a lost Viking world reconstructed with the best archaeological knowhow and interpretative devices.

Skipper’s entrepreneurship and personal donation to the project resulted in a handsome annual income to the York Archaeological Trust and for York a new visitor attraction that did much to establish its pre-eminence as a tourist city. Skipper received the British Archaeological Awards Golden Trowel “Award of Awards” in 1998 for the most outstanding contribution to British archaeology.

Drawing on the instant success of Jorvik, Skipper set up Heritage Projects in 1984, a company that kept together the Jorvik creative team and deployed it on such ventures as The Oxford Story, in Broad Street, Oxford, which provided an insight for tourists into the life and history of the university. This project brought him into contact with a university world he had never experienced but which impressed him deeply.

His and his partner’s donation to St Cross College enabled the building of a new south wing and the Ian Skipper Conference Room, and Skipper became a Domus Fellow of the college. Latterly Continuum, a successor to Heritage Projects, has been managing some of Britain’s most successful new visitor attractions.

Skipper is survived by his wife, Penny, and two daughters.

Ian Skipper, entrepreneur and philanthropist, was born on July 19, 1936. He died on July 20, 2009, aged 73

31 July 2009

IAN Skipper, born in Barrowford, Lancashire, and running a chain of Ford dealerships in his 20s, helped the York Archaeological Trust make the Viking excavations in Coppergate one of the most popular tourist attractions in York, and later helped establish the mould-breaking Jorvik Viking Centre. Ian – his first name was Constable, as was his father’s – studied engineering at Loughborough. While a student, he met his future wife Penny Wood, a nurse at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Skipper Motors expanded across the North West, becoming the region’s first branded chain of car dealerships. In the 1970s, Ian happened to see a late-night television programme in which Magnus Magnusson, the then presenter of Mastermind, described the important discovery of Viking houses in the York Coppergate dig. Intrigued – he was already interested in history – he drove to York the next morning to offer his help. He quickly decided that he would be more use as a business adviser than as a troweller, and organised visitor facilities at the dig and a marketing campaign that eventually allowed more than a million people to see the dig in action – and incidentally raised considerable sums of money to help the excavation campaign.

York Press:

Prince Charles at the dig with left, site director Richard Hall and right, Peter Addyman

 

Ian Skipper (rear) 1984

Ian Skipper (with beard) seated behind Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, royal patron of the project, inaugurated the Centre in 1984 and it became an instant success, attracting over 900,000 visitors in its first year.

In 1998, Ian Skipper was given the British Archaeological Awards ‘Award of Awards’ the Golden Trowel, in recognition of his achievement in changing the way archaeology is presented to the public. Building on the success of Jorvik, Ian helped set up Heritage Projects Ltd, a York-based company that created other similar visitor attractions around the country. In Oxford, its Oxford Story allowed the public to glimpse the life and history of the University. In Canterbury, its Canterbury Tales allowed visitors to share the delights of Chaucer’s Tales and learn about medieval life.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/obituaries/ian-skipper-1-2296109

Dr Addyman contacted Princess Margrethe of Denmark, with whom he’d been at university. “I said ‘can you join the Prince of Wales on the team?’ She said ‘can I come and see the dig? and I said ‘of course you can’.”

She came, was hooked, and was soon on board. And she persuaded the other crowned heads of Scandinavia – the King of Sweden, the Crown Prince of Norway and the President of Iceland – to join up too.

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15053002.Remember_the_Coppergate_dig__Then_Jorvik_wants_to_hear_from_you___/

Ian Skipper was an art collector – He had a £1.6 million collection of paintings, including work by LS Lowry.

19 Nov 2001

The recent history of LS Lowry’s A Corner Shop, which is being sold by Sotheby’s in London on December 5, is more dramatic than the provenance in the catalogue indicates. The painting, expected to fetch £250,000 to £350,000, was the most valuable work stolen from Northamptonshire collector Ian Skipper last year in one of Britain’s biggest art robberies. Two armed thieves tied up a security guard and took pictures worth £1.5 million.

The guard was accused of involvement in the raid, but he and another man were later acquitted by a court. All but one of the stolen paintings have been found, and A Corner Shop was recovered in June. Sotheby’s declined to identify the vendor last week but said it was not Skipper, so the insurers may be selling it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4726630/Market-news.html

Lowry’s secret life

The artist formerly known as the painter of matchstick men and factory life had a hidden portfolio of erotic and sadistic images of women

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2000/mar/19/art

Art theft

A “substantial” reward has been offered after thieves stole five paintings by LS Lowry in a haul worth more than a million pounds from a private collection.

And a reward – believed to be a five-figure sum – has been offered to help recover the artworks. The owner of the paintings has asked for no publicity.

The stolen Lowry paintings are Gateposts in the Snow, The Chapel, A Cornershop, People on a Promenade and Street Scene.

Most of rest are 18th and 19th Century works, many of them by skilled amateur English artists.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/629415.stm

A haul worth more than a million pounds from a private collection.

The Lowry works – valued at up to £250,000 each – were among a collection of some 59 paintings taken two weeks ago from premises in Northamptonshire where they were being stored by their owner.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/629415.stm

Man bailed on art theft charge

A Sussex man is among four charged with conspiring to steal a £1.6 million collection of paintings, including work by LS Lowry.

The four were given bail when they appeared in court today.

Richard Westbrook, 30, of Bognor, has been charged with stealing the works, which were being stored in south Northamptonshire, in January.

Frank Delacey, 49, of Bolton, and partially sighted David Ross, 63, from Millom, Cumbria, are accused of conspiring with others between October and February to steal the art collection.

Christopher Whalley, 47, of Queenborough, on the Isle of Sheppey, is accused of joining in the conspiracy.

All four were given unconditional bail until December 15 when they appeared at Northampton Crown Court.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/6790001.Man_bailed_on_art_theft_charge/?ref=arc

Skipper had a security guard at his Northamptonshire home

Two armed thieves tied up a security guard and took pictures worth £1.5 million.

Mr A case: There were press reports that the millionaire was ‘security mad’,

Fits with what Jameson said?

 

Ian Skipper married to Marlene Ellen nee Wood, called “Penny” …well-informed passion for archaeology and art

https://data.occrp.org/entities/24b70e3783f69d0f0d4427bf3bbf159f105992bd

Constable Ian Skipper

Director Summary

 

Address

Aspley House
Aspley Guise
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK17 8DQ

IAN SKIPPER, the Burnley car dealer who was given his father’s firm at the age of 21 and built up an empire of Ford dealerships, died aged 73.

Skippers of Burnley was one of the major car dealerships in town for many years, making Ian Skipper a millionaire. He sold his business in 1972 and later went to live in Barbados.

While in Barbados, Mr Skipper and his wife, Penny, became international entrepreneurs in engineering firms and a merchant bank in the 1980s.

When the family returned to England, Mr Skipper, who was born in Barrowford, devoted much of his time to philanthropic work. He was awarded the OBE for his charity work which included underwriting Childline.

He became a Domus Fellow of St Cross College after giving donations to build a new wing and the Ian Skipper Conference Centre.

A successor firm to Heritage Projects, Latterly Continuum, now manages some of the UK’s most successful visitor attractions.

http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/burnley-car-empire-boss-ian-skipper-dies-1-1692659

 

There will be a humanist ceremony in the gardens of The Old Dower House, Cosgrove MK19 7JA at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday July 29th. No flowers but donations, if desired, to ChildLine or the Ark Wildlife Hospital, 43 Crispin Road, Bradville, Milton Keynes, MK13 7BS.

http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/101930/skipper

Ian Skipper

RESULTS FOR 2009
Ranking: 1,077=
Worth: £50m
Source of wealth: Computers

Backing Atlantic Computers was the coup that set Skipper, 72, on the road to riches. He started in car sales before going on to invest in high-tech businesses, and made £31m for his stake when Atlantic was sold. A former director of Heritage Projects and involved in the development of the Jorvik Centre in York, he keeps a low profile today apart from his ownership of a stake in a River Test fishing syndicate called Testwood.

RESULTS FOR 2008
Ranking: 1,446=
Worth: £50m
Source of wealth: Computers

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ian-skipper-2km27mvkr02

Atlantic – can of worms

This is the John Gunn whom the City saw as some sort of investment Samson. This is the John Gunn who sanctioned the purchase of Atlantic Computers, a company that turned out to be a Pandora’s box of ill-defined contingent liabilities – the deal that brought the B&C temple crashing down about his ears in 1990.

“Then there was the dreadful Atlantic Computers deal,” he says, and you can see that he’s suddenly repossessed by the horrors of that time.

“Rothschilds had been peddling this one for ages. I’d already said no to it at Exco [the company he had run before B&C]. But the chief executive wanted to do it.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2901115/Gunns-retort.html

To found ChildLine Rantzen won support from the NSPCC, talked BT’s chairman into providing an easy-to-recall free number and persuaded Ian Skipper, the philanthropist, to hand over £500,000.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/celebrity-news-video/8731246/Esther-Rantzen-admits-she-was-a-victim-of-child-abuse.html

The team obtained funding from the Department of Health and the Variety Club of Great Britain, both of whom donated £25,000, and Ian Skipper OBE, (a noted philanthropist who had already helped Rantzen set up a special fund in memory of Ben Hardwick)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/03/call_on_the_listener_log_about.shtml

Syndicated loan for Jorvik coordinated by Rothschild 7:38

http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/jorvik-vikings-return

Ian Skipper had other business dealings with N M Rothschild:
Curiously no real details on that banking enterprise Skip & Len launched – and he made his real money AFTER investing in Childline
Tax haven entrepreneur Ian Skipper was a resident of Jersey

A hands-on experience for school children, and Ian Skipper at Castle Cornet, Guernsey. Echoes from the Past

pg 129

https://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/10026.1/2313/DAWN%20HELEN%20STEVENS.PDF?sequence=1

Which MPs would have known Ian Skipper – Shaun Woodard MP was also a director of Childline and worked with Rantzen on “That’s Life” and with her wrote a book about Ben Hardwick.

 

Convicted paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein’s black book:

Lord Mandelson yesterday maintained his silence over the extent of his contact with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The former Business Secretary did not respond to questions about why the convicted paedophile’s ‘little black book’ featured ten entries for him and his partner Reinaldo da Silva.

Image result for shaun and camilla woodward

The online contacts book had 16 numbers for Prince Andrew and home numbers for politicians including Lord Heseltine and former Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1364001/Peter-Mandelson-silent-contact-Prince-Andrew-friend-Jeffrey-Epstein.html

Jeffery Epstein’s ‘Little Black Book’ also has Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert of Israel (currently in prison for corruption) and Tony Blair of the UK, and former US senator George Mitchell.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2897836/How-Prince-Andrew-s-sex-abuser-friend-Jeffrey-Epstein-kept-list-nicknamed-Holy-Grail-great-good-Bill-Clinton-Tony-Blair-Mick-Jagger-Donald-Trump.html

George Mitchell was a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process in Ulster

Alun:

Sainsbury’s 1 There are times during my research when I am simply gobsmacked at how often certain names crop up. Here’s a household one…

Sainsbury’s 2 The name Sainsbury plays a prominent role in the Derry Mainwaring-Knight scandal.

Sainsbury’s 3

Shaun Woodward MP, director of Childline, NI SofS, colleague of Rantzen on That’ Life), married daughter of Tim Sainsbury MP.

 
 Sainsbury’s 5
In this book, Woodward recounts going over to meet Ben Hardwick, along with a film director.
 

Sainsbury’s 6

On Page 13 we read: ‘We are there. Niven, our driver, wishes me good luck.’ Would this be the paedophile Niven Sinclair?


Sainsbury’s 7
After leaving Camilla Sainsbury, Woodward was reported to be in a relationship with Luke, the grandson of Michael Redgrave.
Sainsbury’s 8
But back to the supermarket: Butler Sloss’s son also married into the Sainsbury family.

Sainsbury’s 9

The Hon. Sarah Sainsbury, daughter of John Davan Sainsbury, married to Hon. Robert Butler-Sloss, son of the Sloshed Butler.


Coworkers graph – Shaun Anthony Woodward MP

Director of Childline 1993 – 2005

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

As Northern Ireland Secretary, Woodward reportedly became a close confidant of the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

A former television researcher and producer, Woodward began his political career in the Conservative Party. He was elected in 1997 as a Conservative MP for Witney,

His successor in Witney was David Cameron

He worked as a researcher and producer for BBC TV News and Current Affairs on the programmes That’s Life!, Panorama and Newsnight. He subsequently wrote a book about Ben Hardwick. From 1991–2, he was director of communications for the Conservative Party.

He married Camilla Davan Sainsbury, daughter of former Conservative MP Tim Sainsbury of the wealthy supermarket Sainsbury family

Works

Death by Television by Esther Rantzen, Shaun Woodward (Century, 1999) ISBN 0-7126-2543-7

Drugwatch: Just Say No! by Sarah Caplin, Shaun Woodward (Corgi, 1986) ISBN 0-552-12820-1

Ben: Story of Ben Hardwick by Esther Rantzen, Shaun Woodward (Penguin Character Books, 1985) ISBN 0-563-20331-5

After leaving his wife, Woodward was reported to be in a relationship with Luke Redgrave, a film cameraman and the grandson of the actor Sir Michael Redgrave.[13][14]

In 2016 Woodward and Redgrave were living together in Sag Harbor in The Hamptons, New York State.[

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaun_Woodward

2001

His main residence is a country house in Oxfordshire complete with butler, where Peter Mandelson is currently a guest while the former cabinet minister carries out refurbishments to his new London home.

A Tory central office official described Mr Woodward as “a low-grade charlatan and spiv whose every action has been guided by his short term self-interest”.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2001/may/14/election2001.labour

http://champinternational.org/people/

Norman Fowler MP would likely have known Ian Skipper:

“When we launched Childline, we did get some state money. Norman Fowler was Secretary of State for Health and he gave us £25,000 – a lot in those days.”

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Sarah Caplin is a British producer and television executive at ITV, married to TV presenter Nick Ross for more than twenty-five years.[1] She was educated at the University of York. She was one of the founders of Childline, together with her cousin Esther Rantzen and is a former Deputy Secretary of the BBC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Caplin

Skipper and Rantzen first met via the That’s Life appeal for Ben Hardwick, who needed a new liver.

The first Hardwick charity wound up in 1998 and a new one was created.

The contract address is in Barnes, not far from Rocks Lane…

just a coincidence.

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May 2013 at 09:00

*This is an extract from my new book MEMORIES OF MARGARET THATCHER,
Iain Dale

http://www.iaindale.com/posts/2013/0…esther-rantzen

By Esther Rantzen

I came up with the idea for ChildLine in 1986, (0800 1111, free, confidential, open 24/7) and there were plenty of people at the time who were horrified by the concept that abused children could be encouraged to ask for help themselves, on their own initiative. But Mrs Thatcher understood immediately that an anonymous helpline is the only way abused or neglected children could be helped. Child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, is a secret crime. It usually goes undetected by any helping agency. ChildLine offers abused children their one safe way to seek help, and protection.

Given the controversy around the idea, it was a thrill for the ChildLine team when very soon after our launch she hosted a reception at Number Ten for us. (There is a picture of her with some of the stars who came, Frank Bruno, David Frost, Susan Hampshire).

But even more crucial than the celebrities we were able to invite were the philanthropists and the government ministers to whom we were able to describe our work. I stood in the receiving line next to the Prime Minister, pinching myself because I couldn’t believe I was in such distinguished company, as the rich, famous and powerful shook our hands. There was a momentary lull in the line of guests, and Mrs Thatcher turned to me.

Miss Rantzen,”she said, “What are the long-term effects of child abuse?”

It was a big question, and I answered carefully. “Well, Prime Minister,” I replied, “If everything we learn as children about love, and trust, and loyalty, we learn first of all from our parents, and if instead we learn from them shame, and fear, and betrayal, it’s not surprising that abuse victims often end up with broken marriages, or in addiction units, or psychiatric hospitals, or prison.” By the time I had finished Mrs Thatcher’s famous blue eyes had glazed, and I thought, “Dammit, I’ve bored her. I’ve spent a life-time boring my family, and decades boring the viewers, now I’ve bored the Prime Minister.”

Then the guests began arriving again, and we continued shaking hands. Then Mrs Thatcher brought out on the embroidered footstool she always stood on so as to be seen and heard by everyone, and started her speech. She talked about the NSPCC (of which she was a constant supporter) and Christmas time (which was approaching) as a time to think about children, and then she said “You know, if everything we learn as children about love, and trust and loyalty we learn first of all from our parents, and if instead we learn from them shame, and fear, and betrayal…..” and she went on, word perfect, exactly as I had inadvertently briefed her. I stood next to her, with two thoughts in my head. Firstly, gratitude that I had not intended that to be my speech, because I was speaking second. And then, awe, at how brilliantly she had taken a brief, recognized information she could use, and used it, perfectly.

I spoke next, nervously reading every word, describing the suffering of the children who were ringing ChildLine. The third speaker was a survivor, who was fund-raising for us. She took my place on the footstool and looked around the grand stateroom, filled with distinguished guests. “My father,” she began, “was a Mason and a policeman, and I tell you that because I want you to understand how respected he was in our community. But nobody knew what he did to us children, once the front door had closed behind him.” And then the memories and the occasion overwhelmed her, and she broke down in tears.

She got down, and disappeared into the crowd, and I took her place on the footstool and explained that it was too late to do anything to protect yesterday’s children, like her. However, she had told me that she was determined to do everything she could to save today’s and tomorrow’s children, like her own daughters, and that was why she was raising money for ChildLine. Then I got off the footstool, and went to look for her. Someone said, “She’s in the Prime Minister’s private study.”

So I followed her, and found myself in a room with comfortable sofas, our fund-raiser sitting on one of them, and the Prime Minister bustling around filling a glass of water for her, and finding a towel for her to dry her eyes. As I arrived, Mrs Thatcher was saying “Now, my dear, you can stay here as long as you want. And cry if you want to, it’s better to let your feeling out, don’t try and bottle them up. That will only make you feel worse”. I watched, hugely impressed. Was this really the “Iron Lady”? This was an empathetic woman, instinctively saying and doing the simple, right, comforting and supportive things. I said, “Don’t worry, Prime Minister, I’ll stay here, you go back to the reception,” and when she was sure we didn’t need any more help from her, she went back to the party.

But that wasn’t quite the end of the story. On my way home with my husband, Desmond, we stopped to buy an evening paper, and there on the front page in a huge headline was the report, “Prime Minister comforts sobbing victim of abuse in Number Ten. At a ChildLine reception today…..” So her team had spotted what I had seen, the Iron Lady showing a compassionate heart, had decided to use it, and ChildLine was also given helpful publicity for our work.

So I treasured the memory of the consummate politician, who could take a brief, show instinctive compassion, with a highly professional team to support her, and use the whole event to support the work of an important new charity.

Later she came to visit our offices, and said, “You call ChildLine a helpline, I call it a life line.” And quietly, pausing in one of our corridors, she pulled out of her iconic handbag a personal cheque from her, a generous donation to ChildLine.

Towards the end of her life, Lady Thatcher attended a Women of the Year Lunch. She had been advised not to make any more public speeches, but typically she had ignored the advice, and spoke eloquently about history, and her feelings about her country. Afterwards I went up to her and said, “Lady Thatcher, I want to thank you for the wonderful support you gave ChildLine in our earliest days. We could not possibly have launched so successfully without your help.”

In Running Out of Tears Esther Rantzen, founder of ChildLine, tells Jo’s story, together with those of many other survivors. Each of these tales is testament to the achievement of ChildLine in teaching the nation how to listen to children who are suffering abuse and giving a voice to the most vulnerable group in society.The book also details landmark events in the last 25 years of ChildLine’s existence: The crucial involvement of Princess Diana; The support from then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher;

http://www.pickabook.co.uk/bookdetai…=9781849541626

http://www.checkdirector.co.uk/director/constable-skipper/

Ian Skipper Childline director from  1991-2001

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Esther Rantzen’s letter to Jimmy Savile 1996 – thanking him for his support for Childline and for contributing to a Childline book

Foreword by Princess Diana, introduction by John Major, and a very strange contribution from Jimmy Savile.

Misc:

1991 Skipper helped fund the George Dixon secondary school – an inner city school – headteacher Carlton Duncan

The Observer

London, Greater London, England

Sunday, June 23, 1991 – Page 132

Some of Esther Rantzen’s charities

Esther supports many medical and patient’s charities. She is vice president of ASBAH (to support spina bifida children), and Scope (formerly the Spastics Society). She is a patron of Addenbrookes Kidney Patient’s Association, the Downs Syndrome Association, Headway (National Head Injuries Assocition), Children Head Injuries Trust and ADFAM (The National Charity for the Families and Friends of Drug Users). She is an honorary president of the ME Association Young People’s Group and a trustee of the Ben Hardwick memorial fund.Esther supports many medical and patient’s charities. She is vice president of ASBAH (to support spina bifida children), and Scope (formerly the Spastics Society). She is a patron of Addenbrookes Kidney Patient’s Association, the Downs Syndrome Association, Headway (National Head Injuries Assocition), Children Head Injuries Trust and ADFAM (The National Charity for the Families and Friends of Drug Users). She is an honorary president of the ME Association Young People’s Group and a trustee of the Ben Hardwick memorial fund.

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Criminologist Dr Rachel Hoskins formerly Dr Richard Hoskins

 

 

hoskins-smear

The “Establishment” need to smear csa cases related to former prime minister Ted Heath and Harvey Proctor MP 

 

 

Richard/Rachel Hoskins…

mrs green‏@mrsgreen99

used by elites to discredit victims of by labeling their experiences as “false memories

2018

Richard Hoskins – the man of many faces


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The source of the fundamentally misleading article in the Mail on Sunday was Richard Hoskins, a criminologist who was hired by police as an ‘expert’ on Operation Conifer.

Hoskins claims that he was acting as a whistle-blower, but his disclosures related to a tiny part of the operation that police did not rank as the most crediblee.

Wiltshire Police strongly condemned him, and a spokesman said that Hoskins had been removed from the National Crime Agency’s list of recognised experts.

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Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Funny that Guy Adams doesn’t mention the man advising OpConifer who turned into a woman and back again whose kids found suspicious deaths.


Photo published for Criminologist Dr Rachel Hoskins formerly Dr Richard Hoskins

Hoskins couldn’t grab enough coverage when he changed from Richard to Rachel but avoided publicity when he reverted to being Richard. Why?


Who needs enemies when you have a friend like Rachel?

 

One tool of choice to smear survivors and evidence is  The Daily Mail

Cornish Skipper @CornishSkipper

Here is the 4th Rothermere & still peddling hate.

Who is Lord Rothermere?

The 4th Viscount Rothermere – or Jonathan Harmsworth – inherited Associated Newspapers (now DMG Media) when his father Vere died in 1998

He became the fourth Rothermere to take the title and become chairman of the media group

He was previously managing editor of the Evening Standard, which the Rothermeres bought in 1980

Lord Rothermere is ranked 120th on the Times Rich List, with an estimated fortune of £720m

The Harmsworth brothers Alfred and Harold founded the Daily Mail in 1896 – the “Viscount Rothermere” title was created for Harold Harmsworth in 1919

Before WWII, Harold Harmsworth praised Adolf Hitler and in 1934 penned a Daily Mail article headlined “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” celebrating Oswald Mosley’s British fascists

harmsworth kissing Cameron and the royals arses
Harmsworth with the Queen, Cameron and Prince Phillip
What Harmsworth’s Daily Mail said about BBC paedo Savile on his death….http://www.intmensorg.info/harmsworth.htm
Rotheremere and Hitler
Rothermere’s hero Hitler

rothermere black shirts

They also supported the Fascist Black shirts
and Oswald Mosely’s British Union of Fascists

http://www.intmensorg.info/harmsworth.htm


Daily Mail article smearing police investigation into Ted Heath and child sex abuse
Richard/Rachel Hoskins – part of police investigation of Ted Heath child abuse claimshoskins-smear

for anyone who doesn’t know who Rachel (Richard) Hoskins is


What were the Wiltshire police doing calling on a fiction writer who lost (more than one child -) under suspicious circumstances in the first place?

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

One minute Richard Hoskins is posing as Rachel reading the gutter press and now Rachel’s back to being (Richard) again with no mention of Rachel

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

Why did Richard Hoskins change his name to Rachel, just for the period of time that he completed his small part of Heath investigation?

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo:

 Wiltshire Police expert Robert Rachel Hoskins had surgery in Thailand in 2016. (allegedly)
She was approved onto the NHS Gender Identity Clinic system and had surgeries in Thailand in July and December 2016.

I’m intrigued: Why has Dr. Hoskins gone from being Richard to Rachel and back to Richard?

 

14 April 2017, R R Hoskins  …Hoskins on the BBC continuing  to discredit  the Heath investigation Conifer

 

Criminologist says there is no credible evidence in Ted Heath investigation

Police: If Ted Heath was alive today we’d quiz him under caution on child abuse claims

  • Operation Conifer inquiry into Edward Heath will be made public on October 5
  • Findings will reveal about 40 people made paedophile claims against Sir Edward
  • Chief Constable Mike Veale’s report will say seven of which are ‘credible’ claims
  • Sir Edward died in 2005 aged 89 – if alive today he’d be interviewed under caution, says the MoS

Child sexual abuse claims made against Sir Edward Heath by seven of his alleged victims are serious enough that police would have questioned him under caution if he were still alive.

That is the astonishing verdict of a controversial two-year investigation into the former Tory Prime Minister, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The explosive findings of the Operation Conifer inquiry into Sir Edward, led by Wiltshire Chief Constable Mike Veale, will be made public on October 5. It is believed the findings will reveal that about 40 people made paedophile claims against Sir Edward, who died in 2005 aged 89, covering five decades.

According to Whitehall sources, Mr Veale’s report will say seven of the alleged victims are ‘credible’ and describe the same pattern of behaviour by their ‘abuser’.

A Government source said an ‘interview under caution’ is, in effect, the strongest action that Mr Veale could recommend with regard to Sir Edward.

After an ‘interview with caution’ police would send a file to the Crown Prosecution Service, which would decide whether to prosecute. ‘It was never the task of Operation Conifer to decide whether Sir Edward was guilty, and clearly there was never any question of recommending prosecution in this case,’ a Government source said.

According to Whitehall sources, Mr Veale’s report will say seven of the alleged victims are ‘credible’ and describe the same pattern of behaviour by their ‘abuser’.

A Government source said an ‘interview under caution’ is, in effect, the strongest action that Mr Veale could recommend with regard to Sir Edward.

After an ‘interview with caution’ police would send a file to the Crown Prosecution Service, which would decide whether to prosecute. ‘It was never the task of Operation Conifer to decide whether Sir Edward was guilty, and clearly there was never any question of recommending prosecution in this case,’ a Government source said.

An ‘interview under caution’ usually takes place at a police station with the consent of the accused. If they refuse to attend, they can be arrested.

Mr Veale’s report will say testimonies by around a dozen more ‘victims’ cannot be relied on because they may have been ‘damaged’ by their experiences; a further dozen involve so called ‘third party’ allegations, where people have come forward to describe the alleged abuse of others.

A number of claims have been dismissed as bogus or fantasy.

Mr Veale has faced fierce criticism from senior Tories and mandarins who worked for Heath when he was in power in the 1970s.

They have accused police of wasting £2 million of public money on the inquiry, claiming the allegations are ‘fantasy’. Others said it would have been impossible for Sir Edward to commit such crimes when for much of his career he was accompanied by police protection. Only last week, former Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Macdonald said Mr Veale’s investigation was a ‘tragi-comedy of incompetence’.

But Mr Veale received a major boost yesterday as two fellow senior police chiefs, who are thought to have been briefed on progress by Operation Conifer, fired a warning shot at his powerful detractors.

Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who supervises all UK historic child sex investigations, and Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton, who supervises national police operations, cautioned against attempts to ‘undermine’ Mr Veale.

In a statement to the MoS they stressed police must be able to investigate ‘without fear or favour’, adding: ‘They should be able to carry out investigations with complete independence without commentary which threatens to undermine the process.

‘While we await the findings of the Sir Edward Heath inquiry, it would be wrong to speculate on its content or the actions of individuals who have conducted the investigation.’

It was vital that police were given the funds ‘to conduct what can be complex and time-consuming inquiries’, they added.

The Mail on Sunday can also disclose that earlier this year a review of Mr Veale’s inquiry was undertaken by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, which ruled it was ‘reasonable and proportionate’.

In another apparent vote of confidence in Mr Veale, Home Secretary Amber Rudd last week signed off a £1.1 million payment to help fund the investigation into Sir Edward – a blow to Tory MPs who wanted her to refuse to pay. Significantly, she signed off the payment shortly after receiving a summary of Mr Veale’s findings.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse also said it would study Mr Veale’s findings after being briefed on his report.

Mr Veale’s view that allegations against Sir Edward would be serious enough to justify interrogation under caution were he alive is likely to spark a major row and calls for him to resign by some Tories convinced Sir Edward is innocent. A similar investigation into claims of a Westminster child sex ring involving 1980s Home Secretary Leon Brittan and others, by the Metropolitan Police – Operation Midland – collapsed last year after it was revealed the key claims were made by a fantasist. But there have also been allegations of an Establishment cover-up.

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen, who has staunchly defended ‘courageous and honest’ Mr Veale, said: ‘Having set up the inquiry it would have been appalling if the Government had refused to pay for it.

‘Mr Veale must be allowed to present his findings free of abuse or intimidation, and that includes my fellow Conservative MPs. Just because Operation Midland was a failure does not mean Operation Conifer should be ignored.

‘There are powerful forces in the Establishment that always want to cover things up.’

This newspaper revealed in February that Mr Veale believed some of the claims concerning Sir Edward were ‘120 per cent’ genuine.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4913910/If-Ted-Heath-alive-today-d-quiz-child-abuse.html

Is it the job of ‘hired expert’ Rachel Hoskins to slag off those who hire him? Isn’t it his duty to report to the Police and then shut up?

No, Rachel Hoskins, Leon Brittan wasn’t cleared of allegations against children before he went to his shallow grave.

His crimes were swept under the carpet just like you’re being instrumentalised to sweep Heath’s crimes away.


Have you seen the contents of the secret csa file marked for destruction released the day after Leon Brittan died ?

The file that names Leon Brittan, Peter Morrison & William Van Straubenzee (a Heath Minister btw) ?

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/child-sex-abuse-inquiry-leon-brittan-among-senior-figures-named-in-files-found-after-child-sex-abuse-review-31397208.html

Leon Brittan among senior Westminster figures named in new child abuse files

Peter Morrison, Peter Hayman and William van Straubenzee also named in previously unreleased documents, which police will pass to ongoing inquiry

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/22/leon-brittan-westminster-child-abuse-files

 

A SECRET document relating to Westminster child abuse allegations and marked for destruction surfaced the day after Sir Leon Brittan died, …

http://www.thenational.scot/news/14898723.File_linked_to_child_abuse_surfaced_the_day_after_Leon_Brittan_died/

Some confusion about the word credible & shreddable evidence! me thinks


Hoskins discrediting  the Heath investigation Conifer, despite Mike Veale saying previously:

Dec 2016

Mike Veale:

Fact: The recent media coverage regarding a confidential report that had been commissioned by Wiltshire Police as part of the investigation, through a recognised National Crime Agency registered expert, referred to satanic ritual sex abuse.

This part of the investigation is only one small element of the overall inquiry and DOES NOT RELATE TO SIR EDWARD HEATH

So. What punishment will be meted out to Richard-Rachel Hoskins?

 

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R R Hoskins /Daily Mail

Telegraph and Mail tried to rubbish Ted Heath inquiry by citing criminologist Rachel Hoskins.

Crime fiction writer Rachel Hoskins:

Sir Edward Heath accuser is a ‘satanic sex fantasist’:

Police warned by OWN expert that ritual abuse claims are false – including how the former PM ‘went to candlelit forest for paedophile parties’ 

Dr Hoskins has been analysing witness statements submitted to Operation Conifer related to Ted Heath, since September.

Dr Hoskins said: ‘The Heath inquiry rests, like the Westminster VIP inquiry, on over-active imagination.’

Wiltshire Police insisted evidence examined by Dr Hoskins was just a small part of their inquiry, known as Operation Conifer, but she says it is a central plank of the investigation.

Although I often work with the police as an expert – I am registered with the National Crime Agency – my specialist subject is religious ritual. You might know of my work identifying Adam, the African boy whose torso was found in the river Thames in 2001.


So is Daily Mail’s “120%” an attempt to create an Exaroesque “credible & true” stick with which to beat investigation with later?

And so it begins…..

Heath paedophile investigation plunged into further chaos as detective in charge goes off with stress

Superintendent Sean Memory went on long term sick leave last month, just weeks after being put in overall charge of Operation Conifer – the £800,000 probe into allegations that the late former Prime Minister was a paedophile.

Sources said Mr Memory’s decision to take time off with stress was the result of “combination of factors” but said it had followed a period of intense pressure.

The Telegraph has also discovered that Mr Memory is facing a disciplinary investigation, although it is understood it is connected with his work on Operation Conifer.

The spokesman said: “It is very important that we stress there is no risk to Operation Conifer due to this set of circumstances. To ensure continuity in this complex investigation, it continues to be overseen by Assistant Chief Constable Paul Mills and has been, and will continue to be, subject to regular scrutiny through a Gold Group meeting structure which reviews actions and activity.

“The Force has every confidence in how the investigation has been conducted to date. Supt Steve Kirby (an experienced investigator who has worked on this case from the outset) has been appointed as SIO for Operation Conifer.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/26/heath-paedophile-investigation-plunged-chaos-detective-charge/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Please find at a statement from me following stories in the media today re the investigation into Sir Edward Heath


Top Tory (Rifkind) slaps down police chief claims that Edward Heath was a Paedophile

Has Rifkind (Leon Brittan’s relation) read Wilts police statement?

 

Sir Edward Heath WAS a paedophile, says police chief: Astonishing claim is made that the former PM is guilty of vile crimes ‘covered up by the Establishment’

  • More than 30 people have come forward with claims about the former PM 
  • And they are said to have given ‘strikingly similar’ accounts to Wiltshire Police 
  • The county’s chief constable has said that the allegations are ‘totally convincing’
  • Pictures have emerged of Heath driving – despite it being claimed he didn’t have a car 

The police chief investigating claims that Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile is convinced the allegations are ‘120 per cent’ genuine, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

More than 30 people have come forward with claims of sexual abuse by the former Conservative Prime Minister, according to well-placed sources.

And they are said to have given ‘strikingly similar’ accounts of incidents to Wiltshire Police – even though the individuals are not known to each other.

The Mail on Sunday has been told that Wiltshire Chief Constable Mike Veale regards the allegations as ‘totally convincing’, and plans to publish a report in June.

Detectives have established that, contrary to claims that Sir Edward could not have committed the crimes as he ‘never drove a car’ and ‘always’ had a police driver with him, he did drive – and did have a car.

They have photographic evidence that shows he is a driver, and have established that he had a driving licence. He also bought a Rover 2000 after being deposed as Tory leader by Margaret Thatcher in 1975, when he was 58.

Astonishingly, Mr Veale is also understood to support claims that Sir Edward’s alleged crimes were reported to police years ago but covered up by the Establishment.

Some of those who said Sir Edward abused them are believed to have told police they went on to commit sexual abuse crimes themselves as a result.

The investigation into Sir Edward, called Operation Conifer, was set up in 2015 in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Mr Veale came under pressure to abandon the inquiry last year after separate claims of a paedophile ring at Westminster involving former Home Secretary, the late Lord Brittan, and former Defence chief, Lord Bramall, were found to be groundless.

Allegations that Sir Edward was involved in satanic orgies have been dismissed as fantasy by an expert asked to review the case.

However, The Mail on Sunday has been told that Mr Veale believes the paedophile allegations are genuine. A source said: ‘Mr Veale believes in them 120 per cent and thinks they are totally convincing.

‘There are very close similarities in the accounts given by those who have come forward. The same names used for him, the same places and same type of incidents keep coming up.

‘What stands out is that the people giving these accounts are not connected but the stories and the details dovetail.

‘It contains disturbing stuff. Investigators have been shocked by what they have learned.’

Another source said: ‘The police were initially skeptical about the allegations, but now believe them. And they have come round to the view that they were covered up in the past because of who Heath was.

‘They will not be deflected by the rich and powerful trying to do the same now. Mike Veale is doing a great job and should be congratulated for his courage.’

The disclosures come after several senior politicians dismissed the allegations against Heath as absurd and unfounded. Former Tory Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind complained Heath’s reputation was being ‘besmirched’. Heath’s sexuality has been the source of much speculation over the years. Some believed he was gay, others said he was ‘asexual.’ At one point, he was being investigated by no fewer than five police forces – the Met, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Kent and Jersey.

The claims, some of which have been proved false, include alleged links to a convicted brothel keeper known as Madame Ling-Ling. A paedophile dossier compiled by Labour peer Baroness Castle said he offered young boys trips on his yacht, and in a separate incident one man claimed Sir Edward picked him up hitchhiking in Kent as a 12-year-old in the 1960s and lured him to his Mayfair flat.

Labour MP Tom Watson also said he had received allegations about Sir Edward. However the claims Mr Veale is investigating, which date from the 1960s to 1990s, are not linked to the discredited evidence of the man known as ‘Nick’, who alleged a high-level paedophile ring.

One of the key counter-claims made when the allegations first surfaced came from former Cabinet Secretary Lord Armstrong, who worked with Heath when he was Prime Minister. He said Heath ‘never drove a car’ and always had at least one policeman with him from 1970 until his death in 2005.

 

The fact that Sir Edward could drive was confirmed last night by a friend, who said the former Prime Minister bought a car in 1975, although Sir Edward was later given a chauffeur-driven car and police guard after IRA death threats.

Asked if Mr Veale believed the allegations against Sir Edward were ‘totally convincing’, a police spokesman said the Chief Constable was determined to ‘ensure the investigation is proportionate, measured and legal’ and that the job of the police was to ‘impartially investigate allegations without fear or favour and go where the evidence takes us. It is not the role of the police to judge the guilt or innocence of people in our criminal justice system.’

Further asked if Mr Veale had ‘120 per cent’ faith in the allegations, the spokesman declined to comment.

DO THESE PHOTOS UNDERMINE EX PM’S DEFENCE

Sir Edward Heath seen with his car in Weymouth, despite claims he never drove

Sir Edward Heath seen with his car in Weymouth, despite claims he never drove

These are the photographs that appear to disprove the notion that the allegations against Sir Edward cannot be true because he ‘never drove a car’ and was always accompanied by police.

Both were taken in October 1975. In the main picture on the right, Heath is standing by the driver’s door of the Rover 2000 he bought after Margaret Thatcher ousted him as Tory leader in February that year. In the picture on the left, he is seen arriving at the Tory Party conference in Blackpool – in the driver’s seat.

The Mail on Sunday has learned that Wiltshire Police has also obtained photographic evidence of him driving.

‘When he was at home he had two policemen on the gate, he had the personal protection officer from Scotland Yard in the house, he never drove a car himself, he always had an official driver,’ said Lord Armstrong. ‘It seems highly unlikely he could have escaped all that to do the kind of thing that is described.’

Sir Edward Heath again pictured driving, this time leaving leaves the conference for the sea breezes of Weymouth

Sir Edward Heath again pictured driving, this time leaving leaves the conference for the sea breezes of Weymouth

Sir Edward bought the Rover after losing the chauffeur-driven car he was entitled to as Prime Minister, then Opposition leader.

A confidant of the former PM said: ‘He definitely could and did drive, though was a notoriously bad one. When he went to music concerts in Salzburg and hired a car, he was meant to drive it because his British police guards weren’t officially allowed to.

‘But they insisted as they were frightened he was going to crash.’

You couldn’t make it up: his closest aides were adamant that the bloke with an MG, a Rover and a Vauxhall neither owned a car nor drove!

 

Mandarin who can’t help being economical with truth: Lord Armstrong at centre of accusations of child abuse cover-up

  • Senior civil servant in Thatcher government accused of ‘shocking’ attitude
  • Ex-Cabinet Secretary Lord Armstrong defended apparent abuse cover-up
  • Was warned by security services in 1986 that MP had ‘a penchant for boys’
  • Said he believed decision not to investigate claims was ‘correct at the tim

It has been revealed that he was urged by MI5 to help hush-up abuse allegations against a senior MP so as to avoid political embarrassment for the Thatcher government.

A document from November 1986 shows that Sir Antony Duff, then director-general of MI5, wrote to Armstrong about inquiries into one MP said to have ‘a penchant for small boys’.

Even today, despite years of official investigations into the claims and a top-level review into the loss of hundreds of Home Office files relating to the original allegations, Armstrong defiantly refuses to identify the suspect politician or even say if he is alive or dead. Can he really still believe that it is acceptable to be ‘economical with the truth’?

His attitude reflects an arrogant mindset that has for too long prevailed in Westminster and Whitehall.

The newly-unearthed files expose how protection of the Establishment took priority over the need to prosecute anyone suspected of paedophilia and over the safety of vulnerable young children.

In a letter to Armstrong about the suspected MP, Sir Antony warned that secrecy must prevail. ‘At the present stage…the risks of political embarrassment to the Government is rather greater than the security danger,’ he wrote.

In other words, if the rumours of a sex-ring were true and children had been abused, the welfare of the child must be subjugated to the national interest.

At the time, in 1986, there was little public discussion about the rumours. Whistleblowers were silenced, files mysteriously vanished and evidence which might have nailed the culprits was ignored.

Rebecca Camber desperately continues to push the anonymous quote saying Veale said Heath was a paedophile tho drops 120% reference now

Farce over Ted Heath child abuse probe grows via

The ‘farce’ aspect lies in the coverage of Op Conifer by the RW press and the incongruous nature of the ‘experts’ wheeled out!

With no exaro harder to derail live police investigations do you know when Islington council commissioned Hoskins for trip abroad?

Hoskin’s visit to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was in 2005

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9351306/Social-workers-considered-sending-boy-to-the-Congo-for-exorcism.html


Ted Heath’s paedophile chauffeur:

New BBC paedophile scandal as ‘hero’ ex-chauffeur is unmasked as convicted child rapist

17 JUL 2016

Niven James Sinclair was so influential he sat in on BBC meetings – but Dame Janet Smith’s abuse probe in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal failed to identify him

A pervert with three child sex convictions worked as a BBC chauffeur for almost 30 years.

Niven James Sinclair drove VIPs ­including former Prime Minister Ted Heath and was employed to run BBC transport as a third party contractor. His firm supplied up to 150 cars.

He was so influential he sat in on BBC meetings and was involved with shows including Newsnight and Panorama.

And astonishingly, Dame Janet Smith’s probe into paedophiles at the BBC in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal failed to identify him.

Sinclair only stopped working for the broadcaster in 2005, aged 82, when his firm was still supplying 92 vehicles.

A glowing 2005 profile on the BBC website, still online tonight, was headlined: “A driving

Ted Heath’s alleged paedophile aide:

Heath aide suicide over paedo arrest

 Secretary shot himself

15th August 2015

SIR Edward Heath’s ex-aide killed himself after being arrested by cops investigating child abuse claims.

Nick Edgar, 40, put a shotgun to his head two days after questioning over images on his computer.

The father of three worked as ex-PM Sir Edward’s secretary in the Nineties. He was held by child abuse investigation police in April, 2010.

Edgar was quizzed again four months later but then shot himself near his parents’ Cambridgeshire estate.

The former Oxford University Union president got the job with Sir Edward in 1992 and worked for him until late in the decade, spending months at the politician’s Wiltshire home.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/196533/heath-aide-suicide-over-paedo-arrest/

From Heath’s 1998 autobiography –

Ted Heath was especially grateful to alleged paedophile Nicholas Edgar…and some other familiar names…Sara Morrison, Soames, Fellowes…

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In June 1995 Heath’s private office, headed at that time by Nicholas Edgar, was set the task of organising three days of lavish celebrations for our visitors at the most prestigious London venues.

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Heath’s Chief Whip: My Job Was to Cover-up Scandals Involving Small Boys

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Cassandra Cogno Retweeted gojam

Jan 1984 R v O’Dowd: Boy George’s uncle alleges photos of Heath with children exist & Cecil Parkinson attends the court case

From Sept 2014 Two ‘interesting’ allegations – Edward Heath: The Paedophile Prime Minister.

“the producer told me that years before when he was an assistant editor in a cutting room in Wardour Street he used to get his holiday photos developed at a shop in Wardour Street and one day the shop was raided by the police because the owner was dealing in pornography or at least that was the presumed reason. During the raid, a distribution list was discovered which had Ted Heath’s name on it also Patrick Moore’s and it was for “kiddie porn” as it was termed in those days. I do not know how he got this information about the list but apparently “everyone in Wardour Street” knew about it.”
It reminded me of a very strange court case involving Boy George’s uncle (you really couldn’t make some of this stuff up) Kenneth O’Dowd in 1984 who alleged that he had compromising photographs of Edward Heath . The news reports do not describe what the photographs that included Ted Heath depicted however he says that his former mistress “appeared in pornographic photographs together with his two children”
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According to The Glasgow Herald, O’Dowd produced a photocopied photograph of Edward Heath but it was “dismissed in court as a forgery”.
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If you thought that was all very curious then I’m sure you’ll be intrigued about why Cecil Parkinson should take enough interest in this case to attend and observe part of the trial himself, as was John Stapleton and Nick Owen were…Intrigued
Below are two stories about the trial from The Times.
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January 19th 1984
A woman denied at the Central Criminal Court yesterday that she had appeared in pornographic photographs with Mr Edward Heath, the former Prime Minister. The woman, a mother of three children, whose former boy friend has pleaded not guilty to raping and assaulting her, said she had never met Mr Heath, or been photographed in indecent positions with men or children. The man has asserted that the charges against him have been fabricated by the woman and the police. “He says they wish to muzzle his evidence to bring to book certain persons, including the woman, who he says appeared in pornographic photographs together with his two children”, the court has been told by Mr Stephen Mitchell, for the prosecution. The defendant had claimed he found photographs showing a man he recognized as Edward Heath and another man he has named as a Det Sgt Wallace. Mr Heath has denied being in the alleged photographs. The woman said in evidence yesterday that, although the defendant had taken some pictures of her undressed, they were of her alone. She said she had never been photographed with det Sgt Wallace or had sexual intercourse with him. Cross-examined by the defendant, she denied ever seeing a briefcase in her home with the initials “E.A.H.” on it. She also denied his allegation that she had been part of a prostitution ring. The trial was adjourned until today.
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January 18th 1984

An accused man’s claim that he was framed by the authorities because he had discovered pornographic photographs of his lover, naked, In poses with Mr Edward Heath, the former Prime Minister, and a detective sergeant, were “wild and totally unfounded” the prosecution maintained at the Central Criminal Court yesterday. Mr Stephen Mlitchell, for the Crown, told a jury of seven women and five men that the allegations of the existence of such photographs had been made last October at the man’s first trial which was halted after three weeks and a new trial ordered. The defendant, aged 37, has pleaded not guilty to charges of raping and assaulting his former mistress, aged 32, a mother of three daughters. The defendant claimed he had discovered five colour photographs in the jewel box of the woman with whom he lived at their flat in 1976, while they were living at Woolwich, south east London. Their young daughters were looking on allegedly as the woman posed on her bed. Mr Heath was said to have been in two of the photographs, and the detective Sergeant, Brian Wallace, in three of them. But, Mr Mitchell said, no such photographs existed,although the jury would probably spent a great deal of time listening to comments about them. The defendant also claimed that he had found a black briefcase, bearing an MP’s initials, in a cupboard at his former lover’s flat. Some photographs did exist, Mr Mitchell said. The woman remembered that she had once posed nude and semi-nude. But the existence of “the odd dirty photo” whould not have any great influence on the case, he said. The man was accused of threatening his former lover with a knife and a hammer after breaking into her home in September 1982, and raping and assaulting her. He was als

Edward Heath and Kenneth O’Dowd – Glasgow Herald 1985


Cousin Kenneth O’Dowd

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

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The Guardian

London, Greater London, England
Thursday, March 15, 1984 – 2

Sir Edward Heath accusers also claim parents ran a satanic sex cult

Edward Heath Charitable Foundation supported by Keith Vaz


Do you think a man transitioning into Rachel Hoskins, likely under a psychiatrist’s supervision, should be Wiltshire police’s best choice?

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Wiltshire Police should have known that there would be issues with RR Hoskins

Quote from 2012 regarding Richard Hoskins:

“It is totally unacceptable that an expert instructed in the course of care proceedings should disregard his professional duty of confidentiality in what would appear to be a cynical attempt to promote his book. We have written to him asking him to stop discussing this case publicly.

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Dec 2016

Mike Veale:

So. What punishment will be meted out to Richard-Rachel Hoskins?


Dec 2 2016

Mike Veale, of Wiltshire Police

  • Said he was ‘disappointed’ about speculations
  • The Mail on Sunday revealed a criminologist (RR Hoskins) dismissed the abuse claims
  • Fifteen people are said to have come forward with claims about Sir Heath
  • Nick’ had not been spoken to as part of Operation Conifer

David Tombs hand-delivered this report by Peter McKelvie to Dept. of Health but was ignored!

Paedophile warning by social services chief ‘ignored’

  • 12 July 2014

 You probably missed this correction as you were indeed supposed to. Massive climbdown over Stephen Wright article!

 

The Daily Mail must have been under huge pressure from the paedo brigade not to let this get to court. Imagine what might have come out!

All eyes on Stephen Wright of The Mail, waiting for his next article of disinformation. Who pays the piper?

 Mar 3 2017

Daily Mail forced to admit Peter McKelvie’s claims weren’t baseless after all.  It would seem the lying Daily Mail has had to back down over false reporting on Peter McKelvie claims! What a colossal backdown!

 Hypocrisy of DM: McKelvie can successfully go after paedos at Cam’s school but not after ministers in his party!

An open letter to David Cameron by Peter McKelvie

Dear Mr. Cameron

On the very day, 24th October 2012, that Tom Watson asked you a PMQ re. the possibility of a link between a very large and highly organised paedophile ring and No 10, you made a number of quotes to the mainstream media.

You were in fact referring to the Savile/BBC/NHS scandal.

I made a note of some of those quotes :-

”The Government will do all it can do, other institutions must do what they can do, to make sure that we learn the lesson of this and it can NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN”

“Collusion should NEVER happen again ”

”The measure of how our society is, is how we treat its most vulnerable members”

There are no more vulnerable members of our society than children who have been taken in to care and then re-abused by the very people charged with the responsibility of caring for them and protecting them,and even worse then passing them on to be further abused by the very people who make the laws in this country and are expected to lead the way on the moral compass of that society.

I have no doubt that you have watched or been made aware of Channel 4′s Dispatches on 12th September and the allegations that arose from it regarding the role of senior politicians, the security services and the Crown Prosecution Service in covering up the horrendous abuse carried out by Cyril Smith over 5 decades.The overlap with Savile in terms of who knew about this abuse were laid bare.

I also have no doubt that you are aware that your colleagues in your party, Edwina Currie, Gyles Brandreth and Rod Richards have made very damning statements of how well known in Westminster circles it was that Peter Morrison was a dangerous paedophile, and yet his career was unaffected as he rose to be Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, Mrs. Thatcher’s PPS in 1990 and her campaign manager that same year despite this knowledge having been around for many years.

I also have no doubt that you are aware of the statement of Tim Fortescue,Edward Heath’s Chief Whip from 1970-73, made public on Michael Cockerell’s BBC Documentary in 1995 called “Westminster’s Secret Service “.
Talking about the role of the chief whip, Fortescue said ” For anyone with any sense who was in trouble would come to the whips and tell them the truth ………….. it might be erm erm a scandal involving small boys ……….. we would do everything we can because we would store up brownie points ……. and if I mean, that sounds a pretty,pretty nasty reason, but it’s one of the reasons because if we could get a chap out of trouble then,he will do as we ask forever more.”

I don’t need to tell you of the revulsion I feel towards our political masters having worked with sexually abused children for over 30 years when I heard of how the Whips ran the Dirt Book system.

Your colleague, John Whittingdale, in his role as Chair of the Culture Committee, put himself forward as the moral voice of Parliament in the days following the exposure of Savile on national TV.
He lost no opportunity to appear on every news channel for many days to demand in effect the head of the Director General of the BBC. To date I have not heard you or Mr. Whittingdale demand such investigations in to your own institution despite the mountain of concern a small proportion of which I have referred to above.
Just on Savile alone without looking any further why was there no investigation along the lines of the many BBC inquiries in to why a British Prime Minister was so close to Savile that he allegedly attended 13 consecutive New Year’s Eve parties at Chequers and why the same Prime Minister allegedly persevered for many years in insisting that such an evil man long identified as having a deviant sexual history should get a knighthood,ignoring the advice of her closest advisers.
Why was the same man so welcome in Prince Charles’s properties despite the security services and similar vetting institutions having enough opportunity to tap in to the ” gossip” about Savile that was around for decades.

I would dearly like to go in to more detail but until the Metropolitan Police’s Operations Fernbridge and Fairbank are completed then for obvious reasons I can not.

In the aftermath of the Lord McAlpine affair I was extremely disappointed by the confusion you attempted to create by making accusations of gay witch-hunts. There is no connection whatsoever between being gay and being a paedophile.
This is about and only about people who abuse young children regardless of whether the abuser is heterosexual or gay.
There is no witch-hunt against gay people and it was most irresponsible for a Prime Minister to make such a statement when the abuse of our most vulnerable was the issue.

Now is the time for you to show the genuine commitment expected of a Prime Minister and do what you preached in those statements last October especially ” COLLUSION SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN ” and the demand that ALL institutions look inwards and examine their role in past collusion/cover up.

A starting point, and to give Parliament and Government any credibility in this heinous historical scandal, is for you to put all party political considerations aside and arrange an urgent meeting with Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband to draw up a blueprint as to how your own institution will be investigated along the lines of the way you and colleagues demanded that people be brought to account in the BBC or NHS for their failure to blow the whistle on Savile.

It would be better if you led such an exercise before it is forced upon you by public demand.
The latter will happen in time.

A starting point would be an immediate statement that there will be urgent cross-party talks to set up an independant body to examine who ordered these cover ups of people like Smith and Morrison, after ordering an immediate Police investigation by the National Crime Agency and ensuring that the latter body has sufficient resources to go wherever the evidence takes them and however long it takes. This must include the investigation of living politicians, police officers,civil servants,security services personnel etc.

Yours sincerely,
The source of Tom Watson’s PMQ


Paedophile warning by social services chief ‘ignored’

  • 12 July 2014

Mr Tombs says he was told he was wasting his time when he alerted civil servants to the claims

David Tombs, who ran Hereford and Worcester social services, said he warned the government after the arrest of paedophile Peter Righton in 1992

Mr Tombs, who in charge of social services in his area for 20 years, claims that when Righton was arrested in 1992, he became aware of information through the police investigation that suggested a paedophilic network was operating.

He said what he learned would have been of “national concern” and told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It was coming across to me at the time that there were names there that were linked into the establishment, if you like.

Two inquiries have been launched into historical claims of child abuse.

Tim Yeo MP, a junior health minister in the early 1990s, said he was “staggered” by the claims.

He added that he was “not aware” of a culture of child sex abuse during his time as a health minister, and said he was puzzled as to why Mr Tombs did not take his concerns further at the time and speak to his local MP.

‘No abuse culture’Asked what he thought was meant by the word “them”, Mr Tombs said “those within Parliament and government in Whitehall”.

But Mr Yeo said he found Mr Tombs’ claims “incredible”.

He told the Today programme: “I think it’s incredible, the idea that any remotely credible evidence had been shown to a civil servant at the Department of Health would have been ignored and received the comment that it apparently was.

“There was no culture of child sex abuse that I was aware of either in Whitehall or in Parliament,” he added. “The whole thing is extraordinary.”

Let’s not forget that Tim Yeo chipped in to help his friend and paedophile Proctor with at least £5000

Tim Yeo
Tim Yeo –

“There was no culture of child sex abuse that I was aware of either in Whitehall or in Parliament,” he added. “The whole thing is extraordinary.

Tim Yeo was shadow environment secretary under William Hague and Michael Howard’s leadership.

Hague faces cover-up row over Thatcher ally’s link to care home abuse scandal: Former foreign secretary said to have been made aware of Sir Peter Morrison’s connections while working as Welsh secretary

  • Hague expected to be criticised in new report on Wales care home scandal
  • As many as 650 children were raped or assaulted in the 70s and 80s
  • Then-Welsh Secretary Hague ordered an inquiry into the abuse in 1996
  • New Whitehall inquiry expected to accuse Welsh office of mishandling it



^ And convicted paedophile Patrick Rock was PPS to Michael Howard

Michael Howard leads tributes to Leon Brittan following his death

25 NOV 2015

The judge said in the witness box, Mr Yeo had made deliberate use of a “hot-tempered counter-attack as a diversionary tactic”.

And he said he found some of Mr Yeo’s evidence “utterly implausible” and, overall, he did not present it “convincingly”.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dishonest-ex-tory-mp-tim-6897399


Tim Yeo 1998 director at  (Harvey Proctor’s Cottonrose Ltd

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Jimmy Savile and the Spastics Society

Tim Yeo became director of the Spastics Society.

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Peter McKelvie was right about Righton, Alston, Napier, Tracey, Sadler, Waters, Fraser and dozens more. I’ll let you work out the rest!

Peter McKelvie even contacted Virginia Bottomley but she did nowt! Now where was her hubby listed again?

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More evidence that the Department of Health were told of Peter Righton paedophile network…and did nothing

In 1993, Hereford & Worcester social services department produced a report about paedophile ‘child care expert’ Peter Righton and his connections with other child sex abusers who were working in schools and children’s homes across the UK.

The report (dated 13.05.93) was sent to Virginia Bottomley’s Department of Health via Sir William Utting. It clearly stated that the abuse networks were still active and that children in care were at risk, yet the Department of Health – who have overall responsibility for children in care – did nothing to stop the abuse from continuing.

Peter Bottomley – member of the Conservative Monday Club

This ‘man called Peter McKelvie’ was hugely successful in bringing paedos to book. No wonder DM never liked him!:

21 Jan 2016

Why does hate McKelvie? Is it because he was so successful in getting Charles Napier convicted?

Have you ever wondered why these people did their utmost to mute Peter McKelvie?

Oh FFS so Daily Mail went all out to get Peter McKelvie off the inquiry panel & ensure Peter Righton & PIE’s political network ignored?


Excellent work, Cathy! The way Britain’s paedo Establishment has treated McKelvie is utterly disgusting.

Pl read & RT! Excellent article on Peter McKelvie & the shambolic article of falsehoods in Daily Fail & their lame (non)apology.

Heroes for Exposing Child Sexual Abuse – Part 1 – Peter McKelvie

 

Peter McKelvie worked as a Senior Child Protection manager for Hereford and Worcester.

As part of that work he was given access by West Mercia Police to Peter Righton’s Diary.

In his diary Peter Righton had listed the names and ages of each boy he had abused from 1957 onwards in categories of which institution the victims had been resident at the time, and most sickeningly of all, had scored each child’s level of abuse from 1 (touching) to 10 (buggery).

Peter McKelvie explains more here [6]

“One of the many reasons I contacted Tom Watson MP in October 2012 was my anger and frustration that Peter Righton had been allowed to die with just one minor conviction for possession of indecent images of children when I knew how evil a web he had spun in full sight of leading social work agencies such as the National Children’s Bureau and the National Institute of Social Work not to mention the high regard he was obviously held in at the Department of Health.

Much has been made of Savile being given the keys to Broadmoor.

Righton didn’t need the keys, he could walk in to any children’s home or local authority boarding school in the UK on ” official business ”

I was given full access by West Mercia police to Righton’s diaries and letters which gave the clues to a large network of Paedophiles with “official ” access to children.

Unfortunately my team weren’t allowed to pursue these leads ourselves as the alleged offences occurred outside our statutory geographical boundaries

We had to pass all our relevant information on to other local authorities.

With the full support of my then Director of Social  Services, David Tombs, I wrote a report for the Department of Health pleading for them to agree to fund and set up a “National Joint Social Worker/Police investigation team” so that we could pursue all the leads we had and go anywhere the evidence took us.

Righton in his diaries had made the task of investigation relatively straightforward.

He had listed the names and ages of each boy he had abused from 1957 onwards in categories of which institution the victims had been resident at the time,and most sickeningly of all, had scored each child’s level of abuse from 1 (touching) to 10 (buggery)

My Director was prepared to release me and 2 of my social workers to be part of such a team if we were seen as suitable applicants. Nothing came of this request and this huge body of evidence against Righton fell in to a black hole. A small group of us, a very senior Police  Officer, two very experienced investigative journalists and myself met with a senior Opposition Party MP in 1994 to lodge a complaint and demand action.

We named MP’s that we believed might be involved in this organised network. Nothing came of that either.

My Director David Tombs retired in 1994 and my team was closed down and disbanded virtually immediately afterwards.” [6]

Peter McKelvies team was closed down.

This was a Hereford and Worcestershire document from 1993 which Peter McKelvie authored. It mentions

  • Righton’s PIE links
  • Links to the Swedish and Norwegian “PIE’s”
  • Organised abuse in Gozo, Malta with Righton and another man involved in “trade” in victims
  • Likely paedophiles as a bishop, social services and education staff and civil servants
  • Individuals in possible major institutional abuse
  • Ability to prove that Righton abused many boys in a school 30 years ago (probably Redhill School)
  • Righton’s connections to “rentboy” scene in London
  • Righton abuse of boys, either in care or known to social services, all over the country
  • Several boxfuls of letters and his diaries

In another document entitled “A Personal Viewpoint” Peter McKelvie suggests

  • Coordinated network of professionals involved in abuse of children
  • Access to children was easy via various official schemes
  • Children were being trafficked around the country
  • Small joint task force of 4 experienced social workers and 4 police be set up
  • Task force should investigate PIE and abuse in social work

Peter Righton, a serial child abuser, got away with it all the way until his death in 2007, even though there was evidence written in his own hand in diaries and letters.

He was Director of the National Institute of Social Work Directors and despite his host of contacts all over Britain, and uninhibited access to children through the Social Services, Righton was never tried for serious sexual assaults or rape.

All he ever got was a fine of £900 when he was caught importing child abuse images in 1992, and separately a caution for indecent assault, probably in 1994/5 [15]

How did Righton get away with it?

“..Peter Righton was questioned about indecent assaults on children by the Obscene Publications Squad in November 1994 – several months after the Hereford & Worcester investigation had been shut down, and after the BBC documentary Secret Life of a Paedophile had been broadcast [June 1]”[9]

Righton’s contacts were numerous, some are outlined here Goodness and Harmony Diplomatic Connections and PIE / Diplomat Robert Alston – brother of Richard Alston [26]

Also many are here[28] 

Nearly all of those connected to him got away with it as well. Most appear never to have even been charged.  Those that did get charged got lightly dealt with.

Richard Alston got away with it – at present I cannot find any conviction from 1992-95 for Richard Alston who was Peter Rightons long term partner, and Headmaster of New Barns School for special needs pupils in Toddington, Gloucestershire.

Charles Napier got away lightly. Although he had a conviction from back in April 1972 for indecency with schoolboys in his charge [15] it appears that no effort was made to look for further abuse since. Napier was charged with just two counts of indecent assault and received a 9 month sentence. This was possibly for the abuse mentioned in the letter found at Bloomfield’s House. Charles Scott Napier 1995 Dec 8 Court of Appeal [18]. Charles Napier is the half brother to Conservative MP and recent minister John Whittingdale.

Morris Fraser was connected to Righton, but in his own right was connected to many others,and a prolific child abuser wherever he went.  Bits of Books Blog has a good timeline Dr Morris Fraser, Belfast, Long Island New York, Islington [27]

A proper investigation of Fraser by the Obscene Publications Squad would have investigated the Azimuth Trust. It had featured in the television programme about Righton – Secret Life of a Paedophile [9]. Fraser had been accused of child sexual abuse in the Report of the Azimuth Trust Cornwall Council Publish 1994 Azimuth Trust Report [19]

The Paedophile Information Exchange, PIE was probably the most notorious child abuse organisation ever. Peter Righton was one of the founder members. There was documentary evidence of his host of connections to many members. Nothing was done.

Abroad Righton also had connections in Norway, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands

Whoever is responsible for shutting down the investigation into Righton, and his connections is culpable for all the abuse carried out by Righton, Napier, Alston and others since 1994. Many serial child abusers were allowed to spend most of their lives abusing children.

The fact that the investigation did not far was not due to lack of evidence, it did not get far for other reasons. What were they?

Who was responsible?

Michael Hames was Head of the Obscene Publications Squad from 1990 until his retirement in Sept 1993, [p297] Wikipedia states 1994 [8]

Let us look at what Hames says of the investigation in his book. 2001 Michael Hames The Dirty Squad  is available here [15]

Hames on the Peter Righton Investigation

[All information and pages numbers in this section is from Hames book unless stated [15]]

Hames’s section on Peter Righton starts on page 208. He says he heard of the Righton case in September 1992 with a phone call from a detective in Evesham, West Mercia. They had been on a raid with customs, and found disturbing things at the house of Peter Righton.

Hames rang Valerie Howarth from Childline to find out who Peter Righton was, found he was a “big fish”. That day he sent 2 officers to help search Righton’s house in Evesham under a search warrant and seized a large amount of material.

They wanted to continue the inquiry continued at Righton’s partner, Richard Alston’s school in Gloucestershire, where he was Headmaster and Righton a governor, but Hames says that was not met with enthusiasm.

Hames spoke to Herbert Laming, Chief Inspector of Social Services Inspectorate, who told him that government ministers and himself were keen to get to the truth and that a comprehensive inquiry be established. This was begun by joint Police and Social services team in Hereford and Worcester.

It was found that Righton was a member of PIE and contributed a chapter of Perspectives on Paedophilia in 1981. He was charged with possession of indecent photographs, pleaded guilty and fined. Hames says that was the extent of action that could be taken against him under the law. This is correct for the images at the time, but not for his other offences.

They found Righton had written to Dept of Education to remove Charles Napier from List 99, of banned teachers. Napier had been convicted on indecency in 1972 with schoolboys in his charge.

Investigation was made into Alston’s school in West Country.  According to Hames [15] Operation Clarence was set up by him with the officers responsible Graham Passingham and Dave Flanagan, targeting schoolmasters and people involved in Education in particular, which soon traced links between Righton and other offenders.

According to Bob Long and Bob McLachlans book  [p178 [31]] Operation Clarence started to investigate a paedophile network consisting mainly of public school teachers, doctors, clergy men, and others involved in social work [31]. No mention is made of Peter Righton.

David Bloomfield (I think wrongly spelled Blomfield in Hames’s book) Chief Executive of charity Standing Conference on Schools Science and Technology was a target, where they found child abuse images in his flat and a letter from Napier [15]

Napier was employed as teacher in Cairo and the letter boasted of abuse against boys there.

Hames says the inquiry finished in 1994, and the results were disappointing despite building up a huge database.

  • Napier having previously been suspended by the British Council was suspended, and when he returned to UK was arrested, charged with indecent assault and given 18 months. [The court appeal [18] clearly states that the two 9 months sentences, one for each count of indecent assault were concurrent not consecutive ie a total of 9 months, not added together, so Hames appears to have got this wrong]
  • Blomfield [correct probably Bloomfield] was fined for possession of what was called then “child pornography” and sacked from his job. He went to Portugal.
  • Righton was cautioned for an offence of indecent assault that had taken place 30 years previously.
  • The Home Office left the recommendation from the joint investigation that a National inquiry be set up on file. [NB further research check Home Office and who might have been there in 1994]

[Would be useful if someone with the book could upload relevant pages]

Christopher Harry Ashby, UK, a primary school teacher from Kent was arrested and found guilty as well Philip Taylor [32]

This leaves many questions about the Police investigation both with Hames in charge and after he had left.

Was the investigation carried out properly when Hames was Head of the unit? Even he says he was disappointed with the outcome.

  • Was a caution really the best that could be achieved with the wealth of evidence that we now know he had in Righton’s diary? Strangely Hames did not mention such a goldmine find in his book.
  • When did the unit under Hames interview Righton, if at all?
  • Why did they not follow up Righton’s serious offences?
  • Why was no action taken against Richard Alston? Was that Hames’s decision?
  • Was this really the best the investigation into all the other contacts of Righton?
  • Why were no PIE contacts arrested and charged?
  • Was there any interference from Government departments?

Hames had a heart attack and DCI Jim Reynolds came into the squad from Stolen Motor Vehicle Squad and then took over when Hames retired [p45 [31]]. It is uncertain when Hames was off with a heart attack, or when Reynolds actually took over, and who was acting head in the meantime.

  • Why did the Unit interview Righton in Nov 1994? It was over 6 months after the TV programme.
  • Was it this Nov 1994 interview that ended in a caution?
  • Why did they not follow up Righton’s serious offences?
  • Why did they not follow up PIE connections?
  • Why did they not follow up abuse abroad?
  • Was there any outside interference from any Government departments?
  • Why was the investigation shut down?
  • Who shut it down?

It appears that Hames and Reynolds have questions to be asked about their time in charge and the lack of results on the child sexual abuse of Righton, Alston, PIE and more.

Righton moved to Suffolk, with Richard Alston to the Thornham Magna Estate near Eye, owned by Lord Henniker.

[As an aside, another child abuser Norman Walker [35] owned the Diana Quenton School, Park House, Palgrave, Suffolk, and had connections in Eye. If anyone knows  of any connections of Walker in the area I would be grateful and particularly grateful if anyone has any documents or paper from the School. Could you check them for a watermark and contact me if there is one.]

Child Sexual Abuse in 2012

Let me jump forward in time 18 years to October 2012. All this time during which children were being abused by Righton, Alston and Napier and others in PIE.

Most people in 2012 did not know that child sexual abuse was widespread and affected millions of people. That milestone had not been reached, that Rubicon had yet to be crossed.

Details about Jimmy Savile’s child abuse and the cover up of it by the BBC was just starting to come out. On 19 October 2012 the Metropolitan Police Service launched a formal criminal investigation, Operation Yewtree, into historic allegations of child sexual abuse by Savile and other people

In Oct 2012 Peter McKelvie had approached Tom Watson and briefed him on the Peter Righton case that had got virtually nowhere in 1992

On 24th October 2012 Tom asked a question, recorded in Hansard [13]

paedoringhansardHowever it is best to watch it, if only for David Cameron’s face which

Much  more here: https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/heroes-for-exposing-child-sexual-abuse-part-1-peter-mckelvie/


11 Feb 2016

What @mailwright did wasn’t journalism. He has been like a sniper trying to take out Jane, Watson, McKelvie and Nick…

That paltry apology does not undo the damage has done to either McKelvie or his cause.

Interesting how much Stephen Wright and Barbara Hewson have in common: Lantern Project, False Memories, Nick

The article in question (for which apology has now been made by Mail):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3275002/Abuse-inquiry-s-adviser-plotted-smear-Tory-Whistleblower-baseless-claims-MP-linked-paedophiles.html

Mar 4

by Stephen Wright of Daily Fail who id’d ‘Nick’, is friends with DCI(?) Settle & only writes STORIES to protect the elite. 💰

 No wonder the Mail and the Sun are fighting tooth and nail to stop promised Part 2 of inquiry

Daily Mail Faces Fresh Blagging Scandal

 https://www.byline.com/column/3/article/1513

More on Tim Yeo:

Tim Yeo steps aside as energy chair – but stink remains

Jun 11, 2013

The Mole

New calls for select committee chairmen to be banned from holding jobs and shares where there’s a conflict of interest

TORY MP Tim Yeo stepped down this morning from the chairmanship of the cross-party Energy and Climate Change Commons Select Committee pending inquiries over sleaze allegations against him. It could spell the end for fat cat consultancy fees for the chairmen of such committees in the future.

http://www.theweek.co.uk/politics/53526/tim-yeo-steps-aside-energy-chair-%E2%80%93-stink-remains

He is a director of ITI Energy Limited, AFC Energy, Group Eurotunnel, Eco City Vehicles, chairman of TMO Renewables, a management consultant with Regenesis, serving on the Environment And Safety Committee

Tim Yeo’s wife – Diane Yeo


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6 Jan 1994

Diane Yeo – a former BBC producer, she is well -connected among the higher echelons of the Tory party and counts Douglas Hurd, the foreign secretary, among friends.

Diane Yeo was an appeals director for the YWCA, the Girl Guides and the Africa Educational Trust, and in 1985 became director of Charity Fund-Raising Managers

12 Dec 2001

Diane Yeo has just stepped down after six years as chief executive of Sargent Cancer Care for Children to join a little known refugee charity; RefAid

RefAid is the only British charity affiliated to the United nations refugee Agency, UNHCR

She was a volunteer roving ambassador for Save the Children

 

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Wednesday, December 12, 2001 – 62

Tim Yeo is paid £40,000 by a Dubai educational group. As the MP for South Suffolk, he earns another £65,750.

It’s no wonder Yeo can afford a large house in his constituency and a London flat with panoramic views of the Thames.

Yeo, 68, went to Charterhouse and Cambridge, marrying Diane Pickard, who worked in children’s music at the BBC, in 1970. They had two children. Their son Jonathan is a painter whose subjects have included Nicole Kidman, Tony Blair and David Cameron.

In 1983 he was elected as the MP for South Suffolk, but it wasn’t until 1990 that Yeo, on the dripping-wet side of the Tory Party, became a minister. An undistinguished environment minister, he made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

As a new MP, Yeo campaigned to end discrimination against illegitimate children. He should have declared an interest. At Christmas 1993, it emerged he had fathered two children  out of wedlock.

He had a six-month-old child, Claudia Marie, with his mistress Julia Stent, a Tory councillor in East London. He had also fathered a child, who was put up for adoption, during a student relationship at Cambridge.

Yeo was forced to resign. His wife stayed with him.


Controversial child sex probe into former PM Sir Edward Heath is to be closed after costing the taxpayer £1m

  • Investigation into claims about Sir Edward Heath will be concluded shortly
  • Sources say private detectives hired to help have not had contracts renewed
  • Friends of former Conservative PM say inquiry has found no evidence
  • Operation Conifer has been subject to criticism since it launched in August 2015

Mar 19 2017

Fake news by mail

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

What! Paul Dacre’s newspaper lying? Never!

…………………..


Dear Mr Dacre, (Editor of the Daily Mail),
With regards to previous correspondence, I was disturbed to read today of yet another attack on Chief Constable Mike Veal by your crime correspondent, Rebecca Carter.
It was of great concern on two accounts.
First, the article quotes the opinion of Lord Armstrong, who clearly seeks to undermine the competence of the Chief Constable.
It was a curious choice by Ms Camber to quote Lord Armstrong as less than two years ago, the Scottish Daily Mail published a withering attack on this individual for his apparent attempts to cover up child abuse by another senior Conservative MP,  Sir Peter Morrison.
I am sure that your readers may have formed a different view of Lord Armstrong’s attack on the Chief Constable had details of the Mail’s earlier article been revealed.

Secondly and possibly even more seriously, Wiltshire Police has confirmed that the Daily Mail has indulged in fake news.

The investigation into Edward Heath has not been called off!

I note that despite communication from your Editor Emeritus, Peter Wright, your newspapers have still not reminded the readers that the heath government’s Chief Whip had admitted to that government’s protection of Conservative MP child sex offenders and even confessed to using that information in order to blackmail those implicated into supporting the government’s policies, including legislation enacted at thatn time.

Thus, the United Kingdom was effectively governed at that time by means of blackmail. I trust your newspapers wil be honest enough to disclose that, as your attacks on Chief Constable Veale have continued,

Finally, I have provided expert witness evidence regarding Edward Heath and others that has been accepted by Wiltshire Police. Included in those named are two of your most senior journalists.

….

 

Robert Green


MI5 had known about the allegations but failed to investigate after the MP denied them. Sir Antony Duff, then MI5 director-general, wrote to Lord (then Sir Robert) Armstrong, saying the man ‘has a penchant for small boys’.

Ex-Cabinet Secretary Lord Armstrong was warned by the security services in 1986 that an MP had ‘a penchant for small boys’ but no action was taken. While the MP has not been named, other papers in the files relate to key figures from the 1980s, including Mrs Thatcher’s secretary Sir Peter Morrison (together above)

 

Lord Armstrong is at the centre of accusations of a major Establishment cover-up


I won’t name child abuse MP: Fury as Mrs Thatcher’s Cabinet chief defends failure to act over senior Tory

  • Senior civil servant in Thatcher government accused of ‘shocking’ attitude
  • Ex-Cabinet Secretary Lord Armstrong defended apparent abuse cover-up
  • Was warned by security services in 1986 that MP had ‘a penchant for boys’
  • Said he believed decision not to investigate claims was ‘correct at the time’
The newly-unearthed files expose how protection of the Establishment took priority over the need to prosecute anyone suspected of paedophilia and over the safety of vulnerable young children.

wo of the files unearthed by the Cabinet Office were said to have come from the Prime Minister’s office.

One related to the diplomat Sir Peter Hayman and the security risks posed by his ‘unnatural sexual proclivities’.

The other named former Tory minister Sir William van Straubenzee

In a letter to Armstrong about the suspected MP, Sir Antony warned that secrecy must prevail. ‘At the present stage…the risks of political embarrassment to the Government is rather greater than the security danger,’ he wrote.

In other words, if the rumours of a sex-ring were true and children had been abused, the welfare of the child must be subjugated to the national interest.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3172796/Mandarin-t-help-economical-truth-Lord-Armstrong-centre-accusations-child-abuse-cover-up.html

 


 

Jan 2017

Edward child abuse investigation ‘not a witch-hunt

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Why would Wiltshire Police choose  Richard Hoskins??

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Some background on the Wiltshire Police


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Wiltshire Police were criticised for letting sex offenders go free

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Wiltshire Chief Constable Patrick Geenty with county Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson

Police force that let rapists go free if they apologised to victims is investigated by watchdog over Chief constable Patrick Geenty force’s handling of sex abuse allegations

That complaint was in relation to the way a case of historic sexual abuse had been managed.

Investigation relates to complaints about sex abuse investigation in 2008/10

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May 06, 2015

Mike Veale cannot take over from present chief constable Pat Geenty until Mr Geenty has retired – and he’s not allowed to retire until a controversial report into his conduct is issued by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The IPCC is currently looking into a complaint from more than one set of parents of victims of a paedophile in a high profile case in Wiltshire. The parents complained to the IPCC about the way Mr Geenty handled a previous complaint they had made to him about the way the officers investigated the case.

That cloud cast a shadow over the announcement yesterday that Mr Veale would take over from Mr Geenty.


Choosing our new Chief

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7 May 2015

Chief Constable, Pat Geenty at Haywards Care Centre meeting Prince Philip

Over the years the Wiltshire Regiment has been incorporated into what is now The Rifles Regiment of which Prince Philip is Colonel in Chief. Good to see His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. He is spritely and bright as ever. The Chief and I also enjoyed a tour of the centre.

15th May 2015
Angus Macpherson and Mike Veale
This was a big day for the future of Wiltshire Police. First thing in the morning myself,  Wiltshire Council Leader, Jane Scott, Chief Executive of Swindon Borough Council, Gavin Jones, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation, Rosemary Macdonald and an independent human resources specialist, Geoff Pears, interviewed Deputy Chief Constable. Mike Veale for the role of Chief Constable.

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Last year:

Wiltshire Police lacks leadership, claim officers and staff

  • 13 February 2015

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-31461362

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Wiltshire Police chief Pat Geenty, investigated for misleading CSA victims, was also ACPO lead for missing persons cases.

Geenty national lead for missing persons when the force he headed failed to investigate Ted Heath who abused/killed disappeared children?


He started his policing career in 1982 as a Constable with Gloucestershire Constabulary serving in both uniform and CID officer and later Sergeant and Inspector. He moved to Humberside Police in 1998 as a Chief inspector, then Superintendent and finally as Chief Superintendent.

He is the ACPO lead for Missing Persons.

He was divisional commander for East Yorkshire during large scale floods of 2007.

Before his policing career, Geenty was a schoolteacher in Blackpool and Cheltenham.

He has an MA in Criminology and Policing Studies from University of Exeter, and a Bachelor of Education from Saint Pauls College

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Geenty

Geenty  moved to Humberside Police in 1998 as a Chief inspector, then Superintendent and finally as Chief Superintendent.

Humberside had a paedophile as Police Chief m.hulldailymail.co.uk/Did-paedophile-ex-police-chief-Alec-Alexander/story-20818518-detail/story.html


DISGRACED former former Humberside Police Chief Superintendent police chief Alec Alexander formed a “rapport” with Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliff

The former Humberside Police Chief Superintendent chose serial killer Sutcliffe as a “case study” while studying for a degree.

The death of Sarah Wright, who was raped and abused by her police chief father Alec Alexander, but bravely gave evidence against him at his trial…To the outside world Alexander was the personification of respectability but, as Simon Bristow reports, in reality he was a controlling paedophile.

… relationship was a world away from the public image created by the policeman who seemed the personification of respectability.He was the family man who achieved high rank in public office, lived in a large house in an upmarket suburb, drove a Jaguar and wore a Rolex.He also, apparently, gave generously of his time, and “would do anything for anybody”.

And he was the man given the honour of welcoming Prince Phillip to the Police Boys Club, in Elm Avenue, Garden Village, east Hull, in May 1993 – barely a year, as it later emerged, after he had raped his own daughter Sarah.

Did paedophile ex-police chief Alec Alexander abuse others? Hull Childwatch charity founder appeals for victims to come forward

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‘Scared to death’: Woman who was raped and abused by her police chief father died from asthma attack as he was about to be freed from prison

  • Sarah Wright, 39, assaulted over ten-year period by father, Alec Alexander
  • Abuse started on her seventh birthday – and she was raped aged 17 in 1992
  • Ex-Humberside Police chief superintendent was jailed for ten years in 2008
  • But Mrs Wright told he could be released this summer for ‘good behaviour’
  • Mother-of-three died from asthma and pneumothorax in November 2013
  • Relatives claim her death was linked to panic at father’s potential release

Sarah Wright is pictured aged nine - two years after the abuse first began

Alexander, who worked for Humberside Police, was jailed for ten years, aged 61, in 2008 after being found guilty of raping and indecently assaulting his daughter.

Abuse: Alexander, bottom, who worked for Humberside Police, was jailed for ten years, aged 61, in 2008 after being found guilty of raping and indecently assaulting his daughter. But last year, Mrs Wright was told that her father could be released from jail this summer. Top, Mrs Wright aged nine – two years after the abuse started

Alexander was also convicted of downloading almost 66,000 indecent pictures of children – many of which contained images of incest.

He was later stripped of his long-service and good conduct awards by Humberside Police.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2573138/Woman-raped-abused-Humberside-Police-chief-father-died-panic-freed-prison.html


Geenty attended Saint Pauls College

Child abuse at George Osborne’s old school and a scandal that grows ever darker

Allegations of historic sex abuse made against St Paul’s School, London
Former pupils include Chancellor George Osborne and Dominic Grieve
Teacher Anthony Fuggle arrested in September after indecent images found
Arrest emerged last week, bringing abuse allegations into present day
Fellow teacher Tim Harbord was also arrested but later cleared by police

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2624730/Child-abuse-George-Osbornes-old-school-scandal-grows-darker.html


The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation said: ‘We welcome the investigation by Wiltshire Police

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Freemasons in the Wiltshire Police
Francis Wakem, who is retiring from the office of Provincial Grand Master for Wiltshire. Francis is a retired Wiltshire police chief superintendent
 

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Why would they refer to Richard Hoskins’ expertise in African religions when evaluating accusations against Ted Heath in Operation Conifer??

Why refer to an expert in African religions for expert report on Heath. Is Salisbury in Zimbabwe?

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Sir Ted Heath with establishment paedophiles Sir Jimmy Savile and Mayor Peter Jaconelli

Police have LOST woman’s Ted Heath statement about a missing boy

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Police have LOST woman’s Ted Heath statement about a missing boy

14 NOV 2015

Detectives have been in contact with author Linda Corby – more than four decades after her first complaint – to take the details down again

Lost: Woman made a statement about a child disappearing from Ted Heath’s yacht The woman had made a report to police, which she has been told has been lost

A woman who warned Jersey Police about a child vanishing from Ted Heath’s yacht has been told by officers they cannot find her original statement.

Detectives have been in contact with author Linda Corby – more than four decades after her first complaint – to take the details down again.

They also revealed her “enquiry” had now been handed over to Wiltshire Police , who are taking the lead in the investigation into the former Prime Minister.

She was told the police inquiry into Ted Heath had been given the code name; ‘Operation Conifer’, by the English force.

Earlier this year author, Linda Corby, told the Daily Mirror how she and another local politician, who has since died, made two statements to police in the 1970s.

Linda and the Jersey senator were just outside the yacht club in the 1970s as they watched 11 boys aged six to 11 from Jersey’s notorious Haut de la Garenne children’s home board the former PM’s yacht in the island’s capital St Helier.

When the yacht returned, they counted them back and one boy was missing.

The local politician asked Linda to back him up about what they had both witnessed and so they visited Jersey police HQ together to make their statements.

But nothing happened and she claims they were later told how police officers had been ordered not to investigate their concerns.

After her story appeared in the Daily Mirror she contacted Jersey police asking to see her statement but said she was told it could not be found.

Linda explained: “They phoned to tell me they couldn’t find my statement.I was not surprised at all – so much has gone missing over the years.

Linda later received an email saying her enquiry had been handed over.

“I couldn’t believe it when they told me the Wiltshire inquiry was called ‘Operation Conifer’ – how appropriate!” she said.

“ It’s named after the fastest growing tree ever and there are branches going missing all the time. It also shows the paperwork is going to be astronomical.”

The email Linda received last month from Jersey Police stated: “As I said on the phone to you Wiltshire Police are taking the lead on the Ted Heath enquiries and last month we delivered them the paperwork relating to your enquiry.

Previously describing what she saw in the early 1970s, Linda, 62, said: “I was with Jersey senator Ralph Vibert who has since died.

“He said he had been warned about children going on Heath’s yacht, Morning Cloud, and some not coming back.

“We watched as a group of boys from the home got on. They were in shorts and T-shirts and looked as if they were on a day trip.”

Author Linda claimed she later went with the senator to Bouley Bay to watch the yacht return.

She said: “We counted them back but one boy was missing.

This week Linda added: “I don’t know if there was anything in it or not but the fact is it should have been investigated. It is disgusting.”

The mum, from Jersey, insists a few days after they made their statements, officers told them “someone above” had told the officers not to investigate.

She said back then the police were controlled by the defence committee so they assumed it was them who told officers to leave it alone.

In 2008 a massive probe at Haut de la Garenne revealed many cases of child abuse against past residents.

Reports that human remains and evidence of torture had been found were later denied.

The ‘Independent Jersey Care Inquiry’ is investigating the abuse of children in it’s care system over many years.

Jersey Police confirmed they had contacted Linda and the information had now

been handed over to Wiltshire Police.

They could not confirm whether or not the statements had been found, as the officer was on annual leave but they pointed out their system had been computerised since the 70s.

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Tim Fortesque – worked as a whip in Edward Heath’s government between 1970 and 1973

In short, the chief whip would cover up any scandal, even if it involved “small boys”, child sexual abuse, child rape, whatever you want to call it.

They wouldn’t report the crime to the police, although they may use their contacts with the police to make sure to make sure the matter went no further.

This means that a paedophile would be the ideal candidate for promotion within the party, easily blackmailed and bought, loyalty and discretion guaranteed.

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Dr R R Hoskins said: ‘The Heath inquiry rests, like the Westminster VIP inquiry, on over-active imagination.

…2 weeks ago…

Sir Edward Heath in 1989

Two people arrested as part of police probe into child abuse allegations against Sir Edward Heath

Dec 2 2016

Dr Rachel Hoskins, an expert on ritual sacrifice who has been asked by detectives to examine claims made against Heath and others as part of Operation Conifer, was highly critical of the investigation.

Wiltshire Police chief Veale confirmed that, as part of the investigation, a confidential report dealing with satanic ritual sexual abuse had been commissioned by Wiltshire police from a recognised expert registered with the National Crime Agency.

But, he added: “Let me be clear, this part of the investigation is only one small element of the overall inquiry and does not relate to Sir Edward Heath.”

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So Richard/Rachel Hoskins’ statements re: Heath? = zero credibility?

Police warned by OWN expert that ritual abuse claims are false – including how the former PM ‘went to candlelit forest for paedophile parties’ 

Dr Hoskins has been analysing witness statements submitted to Operation Conifer related to Ted Heath, since September.

Dr Hoskins said: ‘The Heath inquiry rests, like the Westminster VIP inquiry, on over-active imagination.’


previously…from RR Hoskins:

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I don’t get this. When I made my 2006 BBC2 documentary, staff told me Jimmy was a paedophile

R R Hoskins ‏@richardhoskins Oct 2

BBC staff openly told me #Savile was a paedophile in 2005/6 😳

https://twitter.com/richardhoskins?lang


Who IS Rachel Hoskins, denier of Satanic Ritual Abuse?

Dr Rachel Hoskins used to be Dr Richard Hoskins:

Taking on the gender and name of a ritual abuse complainant? – creepy.

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He was still Dr Richard Hoskins as recently as 7 months ago (April 30 2016).

Dr Hoskins has been analysing witness statements submitted to Operation Conifer related to Ted Heath, since September.

Dr Richard Hoskins (right) has been assisting Mardoche Yembi (left) after his experiences involving exorcism. Kristy Bamu, 15, was found dead in an East London high-rise in 2010

Islington Council and Richard Hoskins

Richard Hoskins:

Mardoche’s representative, Sarah Beskine, persuaded the judge I should be instructed. 

I asked Islington Council if they would co-fund my trip to Africa to investigate. 

To my astonishment, they funded half my costs to the tune of £2,200, although a council source informed me there was disquiet about a white person being instructed on a ‘black case’.

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Lost child: Author and criminologist Richard Hoskins with his daughter Abigail

Richard Hoskins was a ‘missionary’ for 6 years in Africa

Establishment background…Sandhurst, Oxford, King’s College etc

Rachel, formerly Richard, was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire where she went to Uppingham School and Bedford School, before RMA Sandhurst and a Special Short Service Commission in 3rd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment. (In 1985)

At the age of 21 he travelled to Africa intending a gap year, but stayed six years.

Upon returning to the UK she enrolled at Oxford University to read Theology and took a double First, then completed a PhD at King’s College London. Rachel then went on to be a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University, then Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London.

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How the hell did he get to be a “criminologist”?
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Serious face again: training child protection workers @ Greenwich

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Richard Hoskins was on TV in 2011 as a criminologist – even before he’d published his book

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also in the video is Valerie Sinason…

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Valerie Sinason…….. 5:26 mins in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_sEY-U1N70

Valerie was Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic from 1987 to 1999; Consultant Psychotherapist at both the Anna Freud and Portman Clinics from 1994 to 1997 and Consultant Research Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst at St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, from 1994 to 2006.

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Pilot Study on Alleged Organised Abuse – Hale and Sinason c.1994

The Department of Education have released a redacted copy of the Final Report of a “Pilot Study on Alleged Organised Abuse” authored, in approximately 1994, by Dr Robert Hale and Ms Valerie Sinason of the Portman and Tavistock Clinic.

There is a link to a pdf download here [11] of a searchable copy [HT daedalus – Operation Greenlight [13] ] original non searchable here [2] It is also reproduced below in a series of jpgs.

The study was not actually commissioned by the the Department of Health but was partly funded by them for one year. There was no active decision not to publish [10] [App1]

  • Of interest is that the paper mentions that Scotland Yard had a Research Unit on Ritual Abuse, which was disbanded in 1994 and its Report on Ritual Abuse remains unpublished.



February 12, 2009

Dr Richard Hoskins wants to “give something good back to children” and will be tackling the 26-mile run in aid of the Joint Educational Trust (JET).

JET places children, who have suffered trauma or are at risk, in boarding, specialist or independent day schools as necessary, where they can “recover, grow and be educated in a secure, stable and caring environment”.

Dr Hoskins said: “I spent six years working in child protection and decided to make a difference by becoming a teacher.

“My aim and ethos is to try to give something good back to children. When I heard that the Joint Educational Trust wanted someone to run the 2009 Flora London Marathon for them I leapt at the chance.”

Dr Hoskins, who has never run a marathon, is aiming to raise £2,000 for the trust
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From 2012 – Richard Hoskins described as ‘criminologist

Dr. Richard Hoskins

Tutor In Psychology

Exeter University  2008

Another example of a police “expert” providing support services to the police:

Graham Powell is one of the country’s most distinguished psychologists, a past president of the British Psychological Society and a current provider of psychology support services to the Serious Organised Crime Agency, the National Crime Squad, the Metropolitan Police, Kent Police, Essex Police and the Internet Watch Foundation.

In Perspectives on Paedophilia, however, he co-authored a chapter which stated: “In the public mind, paedophile attention is generally assumed to be traumatic and to have lasting and wholly deleterious consequences for the victim. The evidence that we have considered here does not support this view … we need to ask not why are the effects of paedophile action so large, but why so small.”

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From the above presentation….. Is he/she attempting to deflect from satanists – make out it’s tribal/ethnic?

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Pain: Dr Richard Hoskins, specialist in African magic, was forced to confront the tragedy of his own daughter's mysterious death

Richard Hoskins on the Nigerian boy found in the Thames

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How a criminologist probing the ritual ‘boy in the Thames’ murder had to confront the personal tragedy of his own daughter’s mysterious death in Africa

It’s a story that could be taken from a novel – but every word is true. When Dr Richard Hoskins, an expert on African religion, was asked  to investigate the murder of  a young boy in London, he was driven to revisit his own terrible experience of death and witchcraft in the Congo…

London, September 21, 2001

… the mutilated torso of a little boy from the water. The child had no name, so the police called him Adam.

I was at my desk when, the following January, they called. My room was in a temporary building at Bath Spa University campus with a window looking out over fields. Dry stone walls and clumps of ash and oak trees stood in the winter light.

‘Dr Hoskins, I’m Detective Inspector Will O’Reilly from Scotland Yard’s Serious Crime Group,’ said the voice.

I was a senior lecturer in African religions and had spoken on the radio about the Adam case. Now DI O’Reilly wanted to pay me a visit.

Lost child: Author and criminologist Richard Hoskins with his daughter Abigail

Lost child: Author and criminologist Richard Hoskins with his daughter Abigail

My first marriage had ended, but it had given me two wonderful children, David, now 12, and Elspeth, ten, and my relationship with Sue, their mother, remained warm.While at Bath, I’d met Faith. Now in my mid-30s, I was close to being a contented man…

Bolobo, Congo, 1987 to 1989

We had been working at the Baptist Mission medical centre in the village of Bolobo, 300 miles from Kinshasa, for more than a year when Sue told me she was pregnant.

Twins, and a breech birth, well  over two months premature. In this place. I had the most acute sense of  approaching catastrophe, as if the door of an enormous iron vault was closing on us all.

It was a nightmare scene, hot and sulphurous, full of pain and blood. I had never imagined that an event  so masked in rosy myths could be as barbarous.

She was born dead, our first daughter. I never saw her face. I don’t know what happened to her. Somehow the child, no bigger than a paperback book, was spirited away.

… a second child was dragged into the world, mewling, gasping for breath. But somehow alive –  Abigail

Despite the odds, Abigail grew into a delightful impish toddler. Life  settled into its slow rhythm. Sue became pregnant again. Then, one day, I had a visitor.

‘The living dead control this world and everything in it, Mr Richard. They bring life, and they take it away. They tell us what to do.‘And twins have a special power, Mr Richard. Mbo is calling your Mpia to come and join her in the shadowlands. I am sure of it.’

‘Her twin sister? Calling her? But she’s . . .’ I stopped myself.

‘No, Mr Richard,’ Tata Mpia said gently. ‘Mbo is not dead. That is the thing I am trying to say to you.

‘She is one of the living dead.  And she is calling out to her twin sister, calling her to the world of the living dead.’

I stared back at him. I didn’t want this vile superstition in my home. Yet I could see it had taken great courage for Tata Mpia to tell me this. And I realised he too was scared, scared for me, scared for my family.

‘You need to see the nganga,’ Tata Mpia went on urgently. Though sometimes called witch doctors, ngangas were really traditional  healers or shamans. ‘The nganga will call upon the living dead to give your first daughter rest.

‘You must spill some blood, Mr Richard. If you spill blood it will satisfy the living dead. If you do not wish to lose your daughter, you must perform a sacrifice.’

I couldn’t possibly get into this. The very idea was absurd. Yet I had not instantly dismissed it. Perhaps I had spent too long out in the villages. And besides, I loved Abigail so. Could it really do any harm to cover all the bases? For the cost of a single goat, it would be over and done with. Back in England, in time, I would laugh about it at dinner parties.

But I knew it would not be as  simple as that. There is a bridge to  be crossed when stepping into a strange culture, and once crossed there is no way back. If I made  that sacrifice, I would cease to be Western. I would open a door in my mind – and perhaps in my soul – to alien demons. I wrestled with my conscience as the vast brown river slid past. Here the river was ten miles wide.

But I knew I was not prepared to cross that bridge. There would be  no sacrifice.

Bolobo, June 1989

I knew something was wrong as soon as I walked through the door. It was about a month after Tata Mpia’s visit.

Abigail always filled the house with laughter. But today everything was quiet. The front room was empty.

In Abigail’s bedroom her toys were strewn around in cheerful disorder. It was unthinkable that our chattering 18-month-old daughter, our little noise machine, could possibly be here. And suddenly there she was.

My heart swooped with relief. She was standing at the window in our bedroom, her finger in her mouth. ‘Abigail? What are you up to?’

She turned her head, and the expression on her small face, normally as bright as a new flower, lifted the hairs on the back of my neck.

There was something in  her eyes I had never seen before. Something that made her look old beyond her years. She turned away to stare out of the window again.This was the only point in the house from which it was possible to see the graveyard.

Side by side: Flowers lay on the graves of Mbo Hoskins and Abigail Jane Hoskins

Abigail died a few weeks later on July 24. She had been suffering a light fever, no more. When I saw her there – eyes and mouth open – my rational brain knew that all hope was gone

© Richard Hoskins 2012.

  • The Boy In The River, by Richard Hoskins, is published by Pan

HOW A BIZARRE CONFESSION LED TO ADAM

A breakthrough that helped lead to the boy’s identification came in 2002 – in extraordinary circumstances.

A woman called Joyce Osagiede told Glasgow social workers that she belonged to a cult and her daughters must attend a ritual ceremony.

Osagiede had already told immigration officials that she had married a member of a cult called The Black Coat Eyes Of The Devil Guru Maharaj.

She claimed he had sacrificed her youngest child.

In December 2002, she was deported, and when later interviewed by British police in Lagos, she said she had been a cult organiser and had bought a pair of orange-red shorts similar to those found on Adam.

She added: ‘I know he was killed in Lewisham.’

She also claimed in 2008  to an ITV journalist that she had brought Adam to London and even had a photograph.

His real name, she said, was Ikpomwosa. She remains free in Nigeria.

No one has ever been charged with Adam’s murder.

Islington paid £4,372 to fund the trip, including Dr Hoskins’s fee of £3,080, half of the cost of the £710 flight, taxi fares, accommodation and refreshments bills.

Speaking yesterday at the education conference at Wellington College, in Berkshire, Dr Hoskins, a research fellow in criminology at Roehampton University, said: “These deliverances can be very violent.


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I went to the Congo in 2005 and spent a fortnight with Mardoche’s extended family.

2016 Richard Hoskins: I am the only “multicultural expert on the national police database

Mardoche’s representative, Sarah Beskine, persuaded the judge I should be instructed. 

I asked Islington Council if they would co-fund my trip to Africa to investigate. 

To my astonishment, they funded half my costs to the tune of £2,200, although a council source informed me there was disquiet about a white person being instructed on a ‘black case’.

The boy, whose family were from Africa, had been taken into care by Islington council in north London.

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The expert in African religion involved, Dr Richard Hoskins, claimed during a speech at a college on Saturday that he was flown out to DRC to investigate in 2004 (elsewhere he says in 2005)

The High Court therefore gave permission for Dr Hoskins to be jointly instructed by all the parties to give advice on his area of expertise. In order to prepare his report, he met members of the boy’s extended family while on a prearranged research trip to the DRC.

“It is totally unacceptable that an expert instructed in the course of care proceedings should disregard his professional duty of confidentiality in what would appear to be a cynical attempt to promote his book. We have written to him asking him to stop discussing this case publicly.

The story has come to light after a talk by Dr Hoskins at the Festival of Education at Wellington College on Saturday (June 23).

Dr Hoskins said: “All I said in my text at Wellington was that a council part funded me on a trip to Africa to see if a child in their care should be sent back to Africa for an exorcism as the family requested.”

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Council chiefs have been criticised for considering sending a boy in their care for exorcism.

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The boy, whose family were from Africa, had been taken into care by Islington council in north London.

His mother, who no longer had responsibility for her child, asked for him to be sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo for “deliverance”.

The boy’s family claimed this was necessary because they believed he was possessed by “kindoki” or evil spirits.

Islington social services officials then paid more than £4,000 for an expert to travel to Africa to investigate.

The expert, Richard Hoskins, an academic specialising in African religions, was alarmed by what he saw on the visit, and advised the council that the boy should not be exorcised.

During his visit to Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC, in 2005, Dr Hoskins met the grandparents of the boy at the centre of the case. They told him that the child had been “infected by sorcery” while in the UK and that he “would destroy them all”.

The deliverance that the boy was to undergo would have involved starving him of food and fluids for three days.

The Islington investigation followed high-profile cases in which children born in Africa, or of African heritage, living in the UK had been abused or killed by relatives who believed they were possessed.

In 2000, Victoria Climbié, eight, from the Ivory Coast, was tortured and murdered by her great aunt and her boyfriend in Haringey.

Three years later, the mother, aunt and uncle of an eight year old girl in Hackney were sent to prison for between four and ten years for a “campaign of torture” against her

The academic, who gave evidence earlier this year at the Kristy Bamu murder trial, is also the author of The Boy in the River, which explores the unsolved case of “Adam”, a young black boy whose mutilated torso was found floating in the Thames in 2001.

Dr Hoskins said he was currently working on a case where a teenage girl, born in the UK of African descent, had been removed from her family following a violent “deliverance” in which she was hit with sticks, cut on her arms with a knife and had chilli pepper rubbed into her eyes and genitalia.

She was placed by social services in the temporary care of her pastor, who had promoted the use of the exorcism and then put pressure on the child to withdraw all evidence.

Islington council acknowledged it had paid Dr Hoskins to travel to Africa, but claimed it was on the instruction of a judge.

Dr Hoskins was instructed to meet with extended family members to assess their belief that a child of the family was possessed by spirits. This was on the instruction of the Family Court during care proceedings.”

The council said it could not disclose the court order. Dr Hoskins said he had never been aware of a court order asking for the visit to be arranged.

A spokesman for the Department for Education said: “It is not acceptable for councils to be considering this. These services can be extremely traumatic. We are tackling all forms of child abuse linked to belief, including belief in witchcraft or spirit possession.

“Such abuse is rightly condemned by people of all cultures, communities and faiths.

UPDATE

Press Release: Dr Richard Hoskins re. Islington Council and a research trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2004

I wish to clarify and correct certain erroneous comments regarding Islington Council in the media.

I was already going to the DRC on a research trip and following a meeting of all parties under the auspices of Hopkin Murray Beskine it was decided to request that my trip be extended to include a visit to the wider family of the child in question, interviews with them and examination of what a deliverance service would entail. For this 50% of my research costs, including flight, would be paid for by the parties in question. The proposed visit to the extended family was agreed by all parties involved in the proceedings.

It was not correct that Islington Council alone funded my trip to the DRC. I can confirm that it was a joint instruction during Court proceedings to enable the Court and the parties to have as much information as possible about issues which, at that time, were relatively new and on which no guidance had been issued to local authorities.

The Council wish me to clarify that the reason they initiated proceedings was to protect the child concerned and that they took such action to prevent him being returned to the DRC for any type of deliverance service. I am happy to accept that this was the position.

I am also happy to accept that Islington Council were trying to ensure thorough investigation into the matter, around which I have no problem. Indeed I thoroughly support the Council’s desire to ensure the welfare of the child is paramount. There is a difference between investigating a matter thoroughly and actually sending a child back for exorcism.

My over-riding concern is the welfare of the child and other children. Sometimes we have to raise difficult questions in order to make best practice happen. My driving motive therefore in issuing this press release is that we move on from this particular case to the more general discussion of how child welfare is addressed in cases where multi-cultural matters are pertinent. Let’s never forget the child is at the centre.

Richard Hoskins

04th July 2012

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£4,000 visit ‘outrageous’

DESPITE the seriousness of British witchcraft abuse, Dr Hoskins says a £4,000
taxpayer-funded research trip he took to the Congo was an “outrageous” waste
of public cash.

The trip was arranged by Islington Council social services after a mother
claimed her 14-year-old son needed to be sent home because he was possessed.
Dr Hoskins, a research fellow in criminology at Roehampton University, said:
“If I didn’t come back with an assessment, he would have been sent out
anyway. It’s outrageous. As a taxpayer justifying that, it’s not right.”

Islington Council said the trip was on the instructions of a judge.

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Dr Hoskins: This is my feature in today’s Mail on Sunday. To warn you: it is quite gritty. It has been a busy few days with that, the unexpected appearance of Sky News for an interview at my Mum’s in Norfolk and then picking up my lad for a few days. A week from now I’m off to Malaysia to start my next novel. Still, I’ve always enjoyed living life to the max so why change the habit of a lifetime?

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How London became the child abuse capital of the world: Trafficked here by gangs, prey to pimps, paedophiles and murderers… the booming trade in ‘lost’ children that shames us all

  • RICHARD HOSKINS investigates how London became trafficking capital
  • Children are used to trick the benefits system and for sex abuse rings
  • A new United Nations report paints a dark picture of the British capital

R R Hoskins (born 1964) is a best-selling author and notable criminologist, with expertise in African ritual crime.[1]

R R Hoskins was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, in February 1964, and educated at Uppingham School, at Bedford School, and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, before a Special Short Service Commission in 3rd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment.

At the age of twenty-one he travelled to Africa intending a gap year, but stayed from 1986 until 1992.[2]

Upon returning to Britain, Hoskins enrolled at Oxford University to read Theology and took a double First, before completing a PhD at King’s College London. Hoskins went on to be a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University,[3] and a Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London. He has taught Religious Studies at Shebbear College in Devon. He has also held a deputy headship.

Whilst working at Bath Spa University, Richard Hoskins was called upon by the Metropolitan Police Service to work as an expert witness in the Torso in the Thames case.[2] He has since been called as an expert witness in over a hundred criminal cases, including numerous high-profile murders, such as those of Victoria Climbié,[4] Jodi Jones and the Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu case.[5][6][7][8] Hoskins has been called upon to provide commentary on these cases and the related field by numerous press organisations.[9][10][11][12][13] He is an expert on African religions.[14][15][16][17][18][19][20] He is the only registered multi-cultural expert on the UK national police SOCA database.[2][21][22][23]

Richard Hoskins has made television and radio appearances concerning numerous cases, most notably a documentary for the BBC entitled “Witch Child”,[3][24][25] a documentary concerned with the Torso in the Thames case[26] and a BBC Radio 4 programme.[27][28]

Richard Hoskins is a Patron of the Build Africa charity.[29]

Personal life

Consultant director Religion in Crime Ltd, England, since 2001

Membership

Member of British Association for Study of Religion (associate), African Association for the Study of Religion (associate), American Academy of Religion (associate).

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Richard Hoskins has been married twice. (Susan Leaper 1996-2000 and to Faith Warner 2003-2011).

He currently lives in London where he writes crime fiction. He is a keen runner and completed the 2014 London Marathon .[30]

Humanities teacher at Burntwood School

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Publications

Richard Hoskins’ first book, The Boy in the River, was published by Pan Macmillan and became a Sunday Times bestseller,[1] receiving critical praise in several press publications.[31][32][33] His first crime thriller is due to be published in 2015.

The Boy in the River was named Gold Winner in the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards 2013.[34] The panel of judges ‘highly commended’ his ‘gripping story’.[35]

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Expert Witness

Whilst working at Bath Spa University, Richard Hoskins was called upon by the Metropolitan Police Service to work as an expert witness in the Torso in the Thames case. He has since been called as an expert witness in over a hundred criminal cases, including numerous high-profile murders, such as those of Victoria Climbie, Jodi Jones and the Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu case. Hoskins has been called upon to provide commentary on these cases and the related field by numerous press organisations. He is an expert on African religions. He is the only registered multi-cultural expert on the UK national police SOCA database.

Richard Hoskins has made television and radio appearances concerning numerous cases, most notably a documentary for the BBC entitled “Witch Child“, a documentary concerned with the Torso in the Thames case and a BBC Radio 4 programme.

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He has also taught Religious Studies at Shebbear College in Devon. He has also held a deputy headship.

How he came to be head of religious studies at Shebbear College is detailed in his book Sacrifice.

“My world began to fall apart internally and externally in terms of what I was dealing with. The material of these ritual crimes was blowing my world apart. I really wanted to do something positive for children. That was key for me after seeing what was going on.”

Interestingly, Richard’s wife, Faith Warner, was one of the first girls to attend Shebbear College.

“I never in a million years thought that I would come here. Faith’s parents live four miles away. I don’t know if I believe in fate but sometimes I think: ‘yeah I do actually’. It’s been really strange. It still feels very right and I love it.”

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A FORMER TV broadcaster is to be the new head of religious studies at a West Devon school.

Headmaster of Shebbear College, Bob Barnes, said he was delighted to announce the appointment Dr Richard Hoskins. Mr Barnes said: ’Richard Hoskins has a wide experience of teaching and life and will bring a fresh perspective to the department.’ Dr Hoskins has been a University lecturer for the past ten years and joins Shebbear College from King’s College London to teach Religious Studies and French. Whilst at King’s, Dr Hoskins often appeared on radio and television to give expert comment on religious affairs, and presented a BBC2 Documentary on new churches. After advising on child protection policies he decided he wanted to ’make a difference’ by teaching children instead of adults. He said he was ’absolutely delighted’ to take on the challenge of stretching children academically in a subject that required them to think seriously about the contemporary world, while at the same time encouraging them to enjoy the subject. Dr Hoskins is married to Faith, a former student at Shebbear College who is a tutor at Exeter University. They have a five month old son

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rOH_CFK_f8&feature=youtu.be
UNFORGETTABLE WORKSHOP: Actor Joseph Fiennes is pictured above (centre) with Shebbear Head of Religious Studies Richard Hoskins (right) and head boy Mitch Barltrop (left).
6 February 2009
STUDENTS at Shebbear College took part in a workshop with a difference recently — when they were joined by Hollywood actor Joseph Fiennes

Mr Fiennes accepted an invitation to the college by Dr Richard Hoskins, Head of Religious Studies, who has written a book entitled ’Sacrifice,’ which will be published later this year.

Mr Hoskins’ agent passed the book to Mr Fiennes’ agent, as it is hoped he will star in the film version of the tale.

The book has two parallel stories. One is about how Mr Hoskins came to be involved in the investigation into the murder of a young African boy in London, and the other is about his own journey to Africa when he left school, and what happened to him there. As the book progresses the two stories come together.
Fiennes is an eighth cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales, and a third cousin of adventurer Ranulph Fiennes and author William Fiennes.
His sibling is actor Ralph Fiennes

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Ralph Fiennes is in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

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At the age of twenty-one Richard Hoskins travelled to Africa intending a gap year, but stayed from 1986 until 1992.[2]
Fellow Shebbear College teacher, convicted paedophile Simon Harris – as bad as Savile – 1000s of abused children.
Two Brits in Africa same time, both teaching at Shebbear College at some time in their lives – their paths must have crossed at some point??
Simon Harris is linked with the “great and the good” via his charities
Simon Harris’ The Gilgil Trust – Are some of “the great and the good”  trustees and patrons?

Shebbear Child Sex Abuse

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Victims of paedophile teacher Simon Harris get payout from former school Shebbear College

Jul 15th 2016
Four pupils abused by a paedophile Latin teacher who went on to prey on desperately poor Kenyan street children have received a payout from their former boarding school Shebbear College.
Simon Harris molested them at Shebbear College in Devon where he was a teacher and deputy housemaster in the 1980s.
Harris, of Pudleston near Leominster in Herefordshire, was jailed for 17 years and four months in February 2015 for a string of sex offences including abuse of three of the pupils from the school in the late 1980s, and five Kenyan boys between 2002 and 2013.
He set up a charity in Kenya in the 1990s, which prosecutors said he used to project an acceptable face to the community.
Harris became familiar with Kenya in the 1980s after taking British children there on trekking expeditions. He came up with the idea of running a charity in Kenya – called VAE – giving young British people the chance to teach local children during gap years.
But he was secretly taking advantage of children living in poverty by luring them into his luxury home with food, money and the promise of education.
(Wonder how well Richard Hoskins and convicted paedo Simon Harris knew one another…both taught at Shebbear, have partcipated in African charities etc ….At the age of twenty-one Richard Hoskins travelled to Africa intending a gap year, but stayed from 1986 until 1992.[2])

The Methodist Independent Schools Trust, which is responsible for Shebbear College, has now settled claims by the four former pupils.

Lawyers for the men would not reveal the scale of the settlement.
Solicitor Rebekah Read, of Leigh Day, said: “We are pleased to have obtained compensation for these individuals.”

Sexual abuse settlement against Methodist Independent Schools Trust

6 April 2016

Four men who suffered sexual abuse as children at a public school in Devon have settled their claims against the Methodist Independent Schools Trust which is responsible for the school.

The men allege that they were abused by Simon Harris whilst they were boarding at Shebbear College.  Simon Harris was a teacher and a deputy house master, employed at the school during the 1980’s.


One of the Kenyan victims who gave evidence during the trial committed suicide during proceedings.
Investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA) who travelled to Kenya in a bid to trace victims described him as “one of the most prolific child sex offenders” they had ever encountered. The legal action claimed that the Trust was vicariously liable for the actions of Harris, and that it had a duty to protect pupils.
Harris left the school in 1989 as a result of abuse allegations, and set up his charity in the Kenyan town of Gilgil in the 1990s.
He spent 15 months in a British jail for possession of indecent images of children following a 2009 conviction.

Paedophile private school teacher ‘as bad as Savile’: He abused thousands of Kenyan boys over four decades, say police as he is convicted of eight indecent and sexual assault charges

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SHEBBEAR COLLEGE EXPEDITION TO NEPAL 1987. Simon C.D. Harris. Departs July 1, A 240-km trek for 16-18 year olds around the Annapurna Massif and across the Thorung La Pass {5379m}. Medical aid and school exchange projects in Kathmandu. 

VAE charity

Why did Simon Harris hold this post in the first place? It is noticeable that the charity for which he worked has not been much mentioned in the news coverage. I have no doubt that this is a deliberate so as to protect their name and reputation.

When reading the story, I kept wondering why, given Simon Harris was appointed by a British charity, did they not require him to fill in a DBS/ CRB form? This would have straight away flagged his previous history of sexual abuse of children under his care.

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Harris committed offences at his property near Gilgil, known as “The Green House” Gilgil, Kenya

Between the early 1990s and the spring of 2013, Simon Harris spent six months a year in the Kenyan town of Gilgil.

Gilgil has military bases. Gilgil has links to ‘false flag terrorism’. The US military has had plans to operate in Gilgil.

Some soldiers from Gilgil were involved in the Westgate shopping mall operation.

Kenya charity boss Simon Harris has jail time cut

  • 22 October 2015

A British charity boss jailed for sexually abusing Kenyan street children has had his sentence reduced by two years.

Simon Harris carried out sex attacks on 1000s of boys in the town of Gilgil, between 1996 and 2013.

His prison sentence of 17 years and four months was reduced to 15 years by the Court of Appeal.
Mr Justice Cooke, sitting with Lord Justice Simon and Sir John Royce, agreed to a reduction.
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Paedophile Shebbear College teacher Simon Harris abused more children after police dropped investigation

Harris left the school in 1989 as a result of abuse allegations, and set up his charity in the Kenyan town of Gilgil in the 1990s.

December 18, 2014

POLICE dropped a 1980s investigation into a North Devon teacher who went on to abuse more children, it has emerged.

Simon Harris, 55, was this week found guilty of seven charges of indecent and sexual assault on youngsters as well as possessing indecent images of children.

The crimes happened during his time as a charity worker in Kenya, a role he was able to take up despite being suspended from working at Shebbear College, near Holsworthy, after allegations were made by pupils there that he indecently assaulted them in the 1980s.

The complaints were investigated by Devon and Cornwall Police but dropped because the force says the boys’ families did not want the cases pursued. It was only when West Mercia Police, which was investigating the Kenya abuse, re-opened the Shebbear College case that Harris was charged with committing the earlier assaults.

In the intervening years he had taken up work for a children’s charity and was able to abuse again.
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Simon Harris has links to some of the top people, such as Sir George Young (above) who has links to Sir Jimmy Savile.

CHILD ABUSER SIMON HARRIS WORKED FOR MI5/MI6?

Harambee Schools Kenya
Newsletter July 2003
Patron:
Duke of Richmond [Charles Gordon-Lennox]

Vice-Patrons
Lord Luce
Lord Howell of Guildford
Baroness Cumberlege
Sir George Young
Sir Anthony Evans
Sir John James

Trustees
David Ashwanden
Rob Breare
Clifford Dann
Simon Harris
Will Snell

The area around Naivasha was one of the first to be settled in Kenya by white people and was one of the main hunting grounds of the ‘set’. [3] The colonial town of Nyeri, Kenya, to the east of the Aberdare Range, was the centre of Happy Valley settlers. [4]

Richard Hoskins attended … Uppingham School 
Rev Peter Hullah played a role at Richard Hoskins’ (Uppingham) school and later head of Chetham.
Oh, and Hullah has very strong connections to Salisbury:
He is now attached to the parish of St Martin in the Fields, Director of Hopeful Leadership Ltd and a consultant to various charities including Together for Sudan.

The Rt Rev Peter Fearnley Hullah, Bishop from Salisbury

The Rt Rev Peter Fearnley Hullah had worked as a director from the 16th of May 2002 up til the termination date on the 7th of July 2005. This manager had worked in Royal School Of Church Music(The) situated at 19 The Close, Salisbury, SP4 6HJ, in Wiltshire. Royal School Of Church Music(The) was started on the 8th of August 1930. The Rt Rev Peter Fearnley Hullah worked with many professionals for example: Sir David Harrison (from the 16th of May 2002 to the 7th of July 2005), Spencer William Freeman (from the 16th of May 2002 to the 7th of July 2005), Christopher William Field (from the 16th of May 2002 to the 7th of July 2005), Malcolm John Batt (from the 16th of May 2002 to the 7th of July 2005), Julia Mary Harrison Place (from the 16th of May 2002 to the 15th of July 2011). The Rt Rev Peter Fearnley Hullah was appointed to 3 companies. Other director jobs: Salisbury Diocesan Board Of Education(The) (The Diocesan Education Centre in Wilton, incorporated on the 4th of February 1949), The Headmasters’ And Headmistresses’ Conference (12 The Point Rockingham Road in Leicestershire, incorporated on the 26th of February 1909). We found 26 filings that mention Peter Fearnley, such as the documents submitted on: 28th of May 2002, 26th of June 2002, 26th of June 2002, 27th of May 2003, 27th of September 2003. Peter Fearnley is 67 years old.


Among the ripples of the police investigations into 1980s student rape at Chethams, the RNCM, Guildhall and other music schools, a private school reached a quiet settlement this week with a former student who had been sexually abused by a teacher between 1976 and 1983. –  link

During the time of these abuses, there was a chaplain and housemaster at Sevenoaks School called Peter Hullah.

Stuart Neilson tells us that, as a pupil, he discussed sexual bullying and abuse with Hullah.  ‘I am absolutely certain that he was aware of the nature and extent of the sexual abuse, and that he was both chaplain and a housemaster,’ he attests. At Mike Brewer’s trial, Hullah admitted being party to ‘a cover-up’ to arrange Brewer’s removal from the school. Except for his evidence at the trial, Hullah has maintained total media silence and refused requests for interview.

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This is Peter Hullah Director of Together for Sudan
The Rev. (later Bishop) Hullah went on to become head of Chetham’s. He once walked in on the convicted rapist Mike Brewer while he was fondling a naked girl.
At Chetham’s, as at Sevenoaks, the Rev. Hullah turned a blind eye. –

The chief abuser, says Stuart Neilson, was a technology teacher called Gerd Sommerhoff, a minor celebrity who once presented science programmes on the BBC. Sommerhoff, described in his Wiki entry as a ‘pioneer of theoretical neuroscience’, went on to teach at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was awarded the OBE. He was the grandson of Elise Schumann, third child of Robert and Clara Schumann, and had been brought to England as a child in 1931. Sommerhoff died in April 2002. Stuart Neilson is concerned that his offences should not be forgotten.

He wonders if there are wider ramifications to the case.

 

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Appointment of a new Director for Together for Sudan

Peter  Hullah’s first teaching post over 30 years ago was at a pioneering girl’s school in Uganda and since then he has been Chaplain of the King’s School, Canterbury and Head of Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
He has also visited schools in Africa to learn at first hand what it is which makes a truly Hopeful School for its students and for the community it serves. Before moving to Northampton Academy, The Rt Rev Peter Hullah was Bishop of Ramsbury in the Diocese of Salisbury. He chaired the Salisbury Diocesan Link with the Episcopal Church of Sudan.
Heath lived at Arundells…not far from cathedral where Hullah Bishop ?
10 June 2017

Why has Richard Hoskins had his ‘Build Africa’ patron link removed from Wiki? Heath


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RR HoskinsPatron of the Build Africa charity
Build Africa was founded in 1978 as part of International Christian Relief ICR

Trustees and patrons

Build Africa has a number of patrons who support the charity’s work, including: Penelope Wilton, Clive Myrie, Danny Wallace, Tamzin Merchant, James Wilby, Henry Olonga, Shiulie Ghosh, Richard Dowden, Richard Hoskins, Mark Florman and MP Greg Clark.

Its UK trustees are Andrew White (Chair of the Board), Tom Lindsay, Rupal Mistry, Susanne Niedrum, Simon Wong, Mike Noyes, Richard Germond, Katie Spencer-Smith Siobhan Sheridan, Dominic Tutt and Andrew White.

Trustees
MR MICHAEL ALAN NOYES
MISS KATIE SPENCER-SMITH
MR Chandra Apoorva
MR Jeff Van Der Eems

Build Africa trustee DR Andrew White is also a trustee of GREEN TEMPLETON COLLEGE:

A COLLEGE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD THE OBJECTS OF GREEN TEMPLETON COLLEGE SHALL BE TO FURTHER STUDY, LEARNING, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

fellow Templeton trustee:

Sir Tom Shebbeare

is the current Chairman of Virgin Money Giving and Virgin StartUp. He is the former CEO of The Prince’s Trust (1988- 2003) and Director of Charities to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

In 1975, he became General Secretary of the British Youth Council before moving, in 1980, to the permanent staff of the Council of Europe. In 1985, he became Executive Director of the European Youth Foundation (a Council of Europe institution).

In 1988, Shebbeare was recruited to head The Prince’s Trust as its first full-time Director. He became its Chief Executive in 1999 on its incorporation by Royal Charter.In 2003, he left to join the Office of HRH The Prince of Wales as Director of The Prince’s Charities.[4][5] leaving in 2011 to become Chairman of Virgin Money Giving, a not-for-profit company enabling charities to raise funds cheaply and effectively on-line. In 2013 he took on the additional role of Chairman of Virgin StartUp which provides advice, mentoring and finance for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Shebbeare has been Chairman of Spring Films Ltd since 2011 and of The Royal Parks Foundation since 2014. He is a Director of Delphis Eco Ltd (UK), CIM Investment Management, and a Trustee of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation (Afghanistan) and The Prince’s Charities Foundation (China). He is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford.

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Build Africa started out as International Care & Relief ICR

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Sir Simon Hornby obituary

Celebrated chairman of WH Smith, the RHS and the Design Council

Friend of the royal family, Sir Simon Hornby – Brother of Prince Charles’  paedophile friend Charles Hornby

‘wealthy socialite’ Hornby, 35, a Lloyds’ Underwriter and younger brother of the Managing Director of W.H.Smith Sir Simon Hornby had been leading a double life

Sir Simon Hornby, his older brother had seven years previously married the Queen Mother’s racehorse trainer’s daughter, Sharon Cazalet, in a star studded wedding. The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Noel Coward, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are all on film walking into a tiny village church in Shipbourne in Kent for the occasion.[ii] At the Cazalet family home Fairlawnes in Kent, the Queen Mother had often been a guest, as well as the historian Elizabeth Longford (nee Harman) and her husband, Labour Peer, Lord Frank Longford[iii], Harriet Harman’s uncle who had self-funded and produced the 1972 PORN report

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Raywood’s rooms were a half-way house, used for housing ‘fresh bunnies’ or ‘fresh young chickens’ (young runaway boys new to London) before being selected and passed on to more affluent and influential clients such as Charles Hornby.

What possibly mattered most to the Albany Trustees was that Hornby’s sister had married and divorced the Duke of Marlborough, and that Hornby as an old Etonian, ex-9th Lancers officer and amateur steeplechase jockey was very well connected, reported by the newspapers as hosting Prince Charles amongst his circle of dinner friends at Shipton Moyne, Tetbury, his Gloucestershire estate.

Sir Simon, his older brother had seven years previously married the Queen Mother’s racehorse trainer’s daughter, Sharon Cazalet, in a star studded wedding.

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Greg Clark MP

Greg visits Tunbridge Wells based charity Build Africa

Greg met Linda Edwards, the new Chief Executive of a national charityBuild Africa – which is located in Tunbridge Wells.

Build Africa is a development charity working in rural Africa which helps communities find long-term solutions to poverty through innovative education and livelihoods projects.

Greg is a Patron of Build Africa.

Registered Charity Number 298316

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Guests at the Build Africa charity ball: Jackie Sindall of Build Africa, Simon Crack of Heathertons Solicitors, Peter Docwra of Ashtons, Rachel Goddard of Intandem Communications, Matthew Gath of Jorvik Homes and Karen Harrison of Ashton Lettings

BUSINESSES have helped to raise £15,000 towards building a new school in Africa.

Ashtons Estate Agents, Hethertons Solicitors, Yorvik Homes and Intandem Communications joined forces to raise money for Build Africa’s “build a school” programme in rural Kenya.

A black-tie charity dinner and sponsored walk of the Three Peaks of Yorkshire have already raised more than half the amount needed to fund the building of four new classrooms at a school at Kamunthiniin, which is attended by more than 300 children.

Rachel Goddard, managing director of Intandem Communications, said: “We’re thrilled with the support that we have had from the local business community and our friends and colleagues.”

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Build Africa – promoted by the BBC

Recent Updates

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Key milestones

  • 1978: International Christian Relief founded to help refugees in Thailand fleeing the Vietnam conflict. The organization is part of a worldwide network of charities working together to implement a variety of education, sanitation and environment projects
  • 1996: After a name change to International Care and Relief the organization becomes independent, establishing new partner organizations in Kenya and Uganda
Richard Hoskins:
When I worked in an all-girls school a colleague suggested the 6th formers approach me for their psychometric gender test. ‘I think you may find the results surprising,’ she said. Sure enough, I came out more feminine than any of the female teachers in the school. It didn’t surprise me because I’ve lived inside myself all my life. I’ve also never believed in the absolute nature of any categories, including those of gender. Whilst many people born male may not identify with my degree of femininity, no-one is 100% male or female. I want to explain why that’s true for all of you too, and to ask you why it’s so threatening?
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Dr Richard Hoskins (right) has been assisting Mardoche Yembi (left) after his experiences involving exorcism. Kristy Bamu, 15, was found dead in an East London high-rise in 2010

It gets weirder. Seems his teen son committed suicide in 2009 after escaping a secure mental unit:

An inquest has opened into the death of a teenager who was electrocuted after climbing a 33,000-volt electricity pylon in Weston-super-Mare.

David Hoskins, 19, from Yatton, escaped from a psychiatric unit close to Weston General Hospital two years ago.

He was very popular at school but he started to change aged 17, when his behaviour became “increasingly bizarre and unexplained”.

In 2007 he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Mrs Hoskins said that due to deterioration in her son’s behaviour she had, in September 2008, asked him to leave home.

He moved into supported accommodation in Clevedon but, she added, that by March 2009 he had dropped out from college, insisted he was not bipolar and had also stopped taking his medication.

The inquest in North Somerset heard that cannabis was a factor in Mr Hoskins’ condition and that the teenager also confessed to mental health workers that he took cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine.

The Long Fox Unit from which Mr Hoskins escaped from is run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

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PAPYRUS works to prevent young suicide and promote emotional wellbeing in young people
Richard Hoskins has worked for Islington Council...

Hoskins’ daughter works with children in Lambeth at company with links to Africa and Brexit:

Hoskins daughter Elspeth is part of this brexit group

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19 April 2016– Two years ago Elspeth Hoskins (now 24)

An Oxford graduate working with young people every day at Brixton-based youth marketing agency, Livity – clients – Childline…

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Co-founders, Sam Conniff and Michelle Clothier, wanted to change lives.
They were two youth marketers, disillusioned with selling consumer goods to kids. When talking about the future of innovative business they inspired a shared vision in each other to harness the influence of big brands to tackle social challenges facing young people. From day one Livity opened the doors of its offices to young people to come and be involved in creating the work we deliver for clients.
For over a decade Livity has pioneered co-creation with young people in the formation of youth facing concepts, campaigns and communities and more recently has adapted, upgraded and deepened its methodology into what we now call Youth-Centred Design. We maintain competitive advantage through the deep youth insight and understanding this methodology gives us, and in return young people are provided with inspiration, skills, experience and access to employment and opportunity.

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Sam Conniff and Michelle Clothier set up their youth marketing agency in 2001 with a social purpose. They didn’t just want Livity to help companies connect with young people. They also wanted to mentor some of the young people their clients were trying to reach.

2 December 2013

We exist to benefit the lives of young people but through a self-sustaining profit model.”

Or as Conniff puts it: “We give working-class kids middle-class opportunities.”

He cites a new campaign for the children’s charity NSPCC to combat teenage bullying through sexting — sending sexual messages and images by mobile phone. After discussing it in the office, it became clear the problem was “prolific”. Livity’s response was to create a free phone app, called Zipit, with the slogan “Get flirty chat back on track”.

Conniff, 37, and Clothier, 42, met when he was running a promotions business and she was a client. They raised £10,000 and borrowed £20,000, with a view that if Livity couldn’t find a client in a few months, they should give up. They won two: Genie Mobile (later part of O2) and Lambeth Council. “They’re still clients today,” says Clothier.

Livity has links to many local institutions.

The only setback came in 2004 when they were over-ambitious and had to make redundancies. They like having a mix of private- and public-sector clients, so when David Cameron’s coalition slashed marketing spend, Livity coped. Having a social purpose means sometimes turning down work such as an alcopop client.

LIVITY

Founded: 2001
Staff: 50
Turnover: £4 million
Business idol: Muhammad Yunis, the Bangladeshi social entrepreneur who founded Grameen Bank: “He’s the pure version of social business.”

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Livity is a multi-award winning youth-engagement agency. Sharing its open-plan offices with creative and energetic 12 to 21 year olds from a broad range of backgrounds, Livity, and its clients, benefit from an understanding of what motivates, worries, interests and inspires young people in the UK today. In return, the young people have access to professional mentors, accredited training and equipment to produce their own print and digital media. Also on offer is pastoral care, training and financial support into employment, apprenticeships or back into education. There is a real ‘family’ feel about Livity, with an abundance of success stories proudly displayed on the walls of the office.

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Livity is a youth engagement agency. We work with young people every day to co-create campaigns, content and communities. Our clients, including C4, Legacy Trust, Google, NHS, Penguin, Roundhouse and Big Lottery Fund
 

Country of OperationsUK and South Africa

Countries where goods and services are soldUK and South Africa

Number of employees48 in the UK

Financial YearJanuary to December (as of 2013)

Turnover last financial year2013 turnover: £4.179 million

Profit last financial year2013 gross profit: £2.3 million


RICHARD HOSKINS CONSULTANCIES LTD
PREVIOUS NAMES
10/09/2002 07/07/2005
RELIGION IN CRIME LTD
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Rachel runs child protection training for professionals: teachers, NHS, social workers, police, lawyers, NGO’s etc.

The training covers latest Gov’t legislation and guidelines. It is practical & scenario-driven, giving professionals in-post training on child abuse linked to faith or belief. It draws on  over 120 real cases on which Rachel has worked. Staff will come away with relevant experience on how to spot signs and what to do about them.
Rachel is accredited through the National Crime Agency and is a fully qualified and enhanced DBS  teacher.

Training can be 1/2 day, 2 hr, 1 hr or twilight slots.

Cost: £300 for half a day, shorter slots pro rata.

(Full day training is also possible.)

Rachel can also give age-appropriate presentations about his work to pupils. Ideal for all and esp. those considering criminology, psychology, social work, anthropology, RS etc.

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Photo published for Westminster paedophile ring allegations: Scotland Yard detectives trace 'victim'

2.35 – Tom Watson / PMQs / D-Notice / Leon Brittan / Harvey Proctor
[CHRIS] the one interesting thing above all else, when Tom Watson asked a question in the House of Commons recently, as you know

[BILL] Member of Parliament

[CHRIS] Member of Parliament, he also asked about the use of D-Notices. D-Notices are notices that they’re supposed to be advisory, but basically the government doesn’t like a story in the newspapers about to print, it’ll slap a D-Notice

[BILL] A D-Notice is a gagging order

[CHRIS] is a gagging order. Now when Mary Moss and I left the coroner’s court the entire world’s press was outside, obviously it was a very, very big story

[BILL] Absolutely

[CHRIS] Because we’d stood in the witness box, we’d named Leon Brittan we’d named Harvey Proctor, we’d told the inquest all the evidence we had about who’d been involved at the Elm Guest House, so by any stretch of the imagination it was big news story. When we got outside the coroner’s court there was, they were all there, BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Sky, you name it.

[BILL] Yeah

18.15 – Eric Kasir / Neil Kier / Carol Kasir
[CHRIS] I knew who to complain to, how the system worked. Now, when the police, because they thought, they knew that Carol Kasir’s son, Eric, was 10, was living there. They also suspected and their own words ‘that other children might be present’ they approached Richmond Services, told them about the raid. Now procedure dictates that normally you would have got, say, the local field social worker in the local office who would have come in with the police on the raid. Any children present, they would have taken, they would have taken them into care. However, on the day of the raid, the man from Kingston, err from Richmond Council, who, who was on the raid with the police was Neil Kier, the officer in charge of Grafton, who took Eric into care.

[BILL] That’s her son Eric?

[CHRIS] That’s her son Eric. So you can understand why Carol was so angry.

[BILL] So, so, she knew, she knew that all the kids were coming from this children’s home. Then what they done on the night of the raid was took her own child and put her own child in that children’s home.

[CHRIS] Not only that, but with the very guy who had been one of the people supplying the boys, so Carol knew full well what that meant.

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^ If the 2 persons referred to here are Eric Kasir and Leon Brittan, why is The Telegraph allowing Brittan’s name to be whitewashed?

 And just who was that perpetrator Mr Settle? What other files were being stored at Barnes nick where Clive Driscoll was summoned?


Who leant on Eric Kasir? Why are hacks letting Leon Brittan get off with blue murder?

Did the questioning of Eric Kasir lead Paul Settle to believe that Leon Brittan, patron of Haroon Kasir’s EGH, was a paedophile?

Are you listening Mr Settle? What did you have to say about Leon Brittan after your team had interviewed Eric Kasir?

Could Stephen Wright, close friend of the Met’s Settle, perhaps enquire WHY the payment was made ‘grudgingly’?


There are incredible similarities between no-name Hoskins and Wright buddy Settle. Is this a coincidence? Brave whistleblowers or stooges?

 

Did Settle and Hoskins have the ‘courage’ to be ‘whistleblowers’ because they were doing the bidding of those who commissioned them?

Interesting how much Stephen Wright and Barbara Hewson have in common: Lantern Project, False Memories, Nick

 An interview with Proctor mate Iain Dale. Very interesting!

about 4 years ago

My Hatton Garden heist theory now in the Mail @MailOnline

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Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Mike Veale, who is in charge of the Conifer inquiry

He makes ref to RRH and ‘ritual – and says it’s a small strand (c 8:14) & does NOT relate to Sir Edward Heath – plus ‘Nick’ (c 7:54) is not one of the claimants of abuse

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Leadership = Common Purpose?


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Mike Veale, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, has today (Friday 2 December 2016) published an open letter video message in relation to the ongoing national investigation into allegations of non-recent child abuse made against Sir Edward Heath (Operation Conifer).
Published on Dec 2, 2016

Open letter from Chief Constable Mike Veale – Operation Conifer

Edward Heath child abuse investigation ‘not a witch-hunt’

Dr Rachel Hoskins, an expert on ritual sacrifice who has been asked by detectives to examine claims made against Heath and others as part of Operation Conifer, was highly critical of the investigation.

Veale confirmed that, as part of the investigation, a confidential report dealing with satanic ritual sexual abuse had been commissioned by Wiltshire police from a recognised expert registered with the National Crime Agency. But, he added: “Let me be clear, this part of the investigation is only one small element of the overall inquiry and does not relate to Sir Edward Heath.”

Wiltshire chief constable says significant number of people have disclosed claims of historical abuse against ex-prime minister

In an extraordinarily detailed public statement defending his officers’ involvement in Operation Conifer, Mike Veale said a significant number of individuals had disclosed allegations of abuse, but he declined to confirm numbers.

“This investigation is still live and, as such, the numbers will be subject to change,” Veale said.

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‘At least 15’ sex abuse allegations have been made against Sir Edward Heath

The Cover-up continues…

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2 December 2016

The findings of the Sir Edward Heath sex abuse investigation may never be made public after the man leading the controversial inquiry said they would be contained in a confidential report.

At the conclusion of the investigation a confidential closing report will be written...and at that time I will take advice as to what I can legally put in the public domain.”

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Will Operation Conifer Bury Edward Heath’s Child Abuse?

December 3, 2016

If the findings are not made public what justification is there for spending the enormous amount of money on the investigation? Is the investigation justified? Of course, it is! Potential victims have made complaints of horrendous sexual abuse by ex-prime minister Edward Heath.

It is worth noting that so many of these investigations seem to proceed once the perpetrators are dead. Furthermore, as the police dig, they will have exposed other crimes by perverts at all levels of society. It seems that the Elite often get away completely while low-level abusers get nailed.

All police investigations should transparent and the findings released to the public.

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Edward Heath, the Tory Prime Minister whose private life was always off-limits to inquiring journalists.

Sir Edward Heath child abuse allegations: This time we MUST know the truth

The list of politicians who are alleged to have gotten away with child abuse and this time there can be no more whitewash

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If everyone at Westminster knew, why shouldn’t we?


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Wiltshire Police were criticised for letting sex offenders go free

Police force that let rapists go free if they apologised to victims is investigated by watchdog over his (chief constable Patrick Geenty) force’s handling of sex abuse allegations

That complaint was in relation to the way a case of historic sexual abuse had been managed.

Investigation relates to complaints about sex abuse investigation in 2008/10

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Patrick Geenty is the Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police. He has served in Wiltshire Police since July 2009, and has been temporary chief constable since March 2012

Geenty is under IPCC investigation for alleged mishandling of sexual abuse complaints. On 4 February 2015, Geenty announced his intention to retire in May. Five days later, on 9 February 2015, Geenty reversed this position and announced that he would remain in post until the IPCC investigation was completed. An IPCC spokesman expressed the view that Mr Geenty should not be allowed to retire until the investigation and any subsequent proceedings were completed. The Police Federation criticised the uncertainty and lack of leadership in the force, and called upon Mr Geenty to stand by his original announcement. [3]


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Mike Veale

Chief Constable

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Mike Veale grew up in Chilcompton and Midsomer Norton, Somerset

He began his policing career as a police cadet aged 16 before joining Avon and Somerset Constabulary as a constable in 1984.

Mike spent his early service in various roles within uniform and CID before becoming Chief Inspector Operations within inner city Bristol and later serving as Detective Chief Inspector in Somerset.

In January 2005 Mike was promoted to Detective Superintendent and transferred to Wiltshire Police. In the same year he was promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent as Head of CID.

He then led a programme to amalgamate HQ CID with the Force operations department to create a Protective Services Command.

In 2009 Mike was appointed Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for ten months. He then took up the post of divisional commander for the county of Wiltshire before going on to complete the strategic command course in 2011.

In March 2013, Mike became Deputy Chief Constable. Since then he has been responsible for the Force’s transformation programme and integrating vital services with those of our council partners.

Mike took up post of Chief Constable on 1 June 2015.

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Causes Mike cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children
  • Health

I loved charities until I moved to Africa. Professional goodness is a front. A beard for c***s from Jimmy Savile to Kenneth Banya, a paeophile child kidnapper formerly Joseph Kony’s chief strategist, paid by the World Bank to look after the kids he’d kidnapped after they escaped from him. The charities knew; I’ve got a report from December 2005, Banya kept going until a local journalist nailed him. You cannot make it up.  Another charity, this time for Kenyan street kids, the Gilgil trust has seen it’s founder using the charity as a cover for his alleged child sex crimes [3].  I see these people all the time where I live in Africa.  Sleazy middle-aged white “saviours” who came for one thing – to bum kids.  The local bar had to put a sign up explaining what constituted paedophilia, there’s that much about.

It’s a front.


Simon Harris’ The Gilgil Trust – most info has been wiped – archived pages just show up as blank
Has GilGil Trust morphed into one of the very many other charity orgs that are in GilGil?- there seem to be a whole lot of ‘do-gooders’ focussing there.
Let’s not forget Simon Wood – he also homed into Kenya
Gilgil & Arsenal Football
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Arsenal have committed to sending two gap year coaches to a project in Gilgil.

The Gilgil Trust is a UK-based charity that supports a community based organisation (CBO) in Kenya. We have twenty years of experience
Harris had abused before. He admitted indecently assaulting three boys while working as a Latin teacher at the private Shebbear College in Devon in the late 1980s. But despite an investigation by the school and police, the boys’ families did not want to pursue criminal charges at the time.

Police believe Harris first travelled to Gilgil soon after, with the sole intention of continuing his interest in young boys.

His abuse might have stopped in 2009, when he was jailed in the UK for possessing indecent images of children. But a travel ban imposed on him was overturned by a court after Harris produced documents from agencies in Kenya saying they could manage his risk. Police believe those documents were forgeries.

He was stopped only by an unprecedented cross-border investigation, and a little-used law allowing British suspects to be tried in the UK for offences committed abroad.

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Gilgil, Kenya, is a town in Nakuru County, Kenya. The town is located between Naivasha and Nakuru and along the Nairobi – Nakuru highway. It is to the west of the Gilgil River, which flows south to feed Lake Naivasha.
Another rabbit hole…

The so-called Happy Valley set was a group of hedonistic, largely British and Anglo-Irish aristocrats and adventurers who settled in the “Happy Valley” region of the Wanjohi Valley,[1] near the Aberdare mountain range, in colonial Kenya and Uganda between the 1920s and the 1940s. In the 1930s, the group became infamous for its decadent lifestyles and exploits, following reports of drug use and sexual promiscuity.[2]

The area around Naivasha was one of the first to be settled in Kenya by white people and was one of the main hunting grounds of the ‘set’. [3] The colonial town of Nyeri, Kenya, to the east of the Aberdare Range, was the centre of Happy Valley settlers. [4]

A small cottage on the hotel grounds was the final home of Lord Baden-Powell and his wife, founder of the scouting movement, and he is buried outside Nyeri. The cottage has a small museum dedicated to Baden-Powell’s life and memory.[4]

Some of the notable members of the Happy Valley set were:

Others included Gilbert Colvile, Hugh Dickenson, Jack and Nina Soames, Lady June Carberry (stepmother of Juanita Carberry), Dickie Pembroke, and Julian Lezzard. Author Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) was a friend of members of the group, and writer and pilot Beryl Markham frequently associated with the Happy Valley set.

The colonial lifestyle finally became untenable as the Mau Mau Uprising progressed during the 1950s.

In recent years, descendants of the Happy Valley set have been appearing in the news, particularly the legal troubles of Tom Cholmondeley, the great-grandson of Lord Delamere.

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Bored, so called aristo’s – too much ££ and too much time on their hands – always in search of the next ‘diversion’ to engage their rotting souls.

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They turn to the occult for some meaning for their lives – and the ensuing perverted behaviour blights the lives of 1000’s, if not millions of unconnected individuals.

History repeats itself over the millennia – until the rotten core eradicates itself. (which I feel is what is happening as we watch the domino’s fall [and that’s not a reference to Domino’s pizza – tho it could be….])


MI5 chiefs feared Hitler Youth members who met youngsters at a Colwyn Bay private school were secretly Nazi spies.

In 1937, two years before the second global war broke out, youngsters from the youth arm of Adolf Hitler’s poisonous regime swapped their black caps with pupils at the Rydal School in Colwyn Bay.

But declassified documents by MI5, the UK’s security service, released by the National Archives showed they were suspected of being infiltrators as they cycled their way across the country, receiving warm welcomes wherever they went.

At the time the Colwyn Bay and North Wales Weekly News reported one Rydal boy describing the visitors as “a jolly good crowd of chaps”.

It was also reported: “It is hoped a visit will be paid to Germany by Rydal boys next year.”

However documents showed intelligence chiefs had serious concerns about the Hitler Youth movement and whether it had sinister motives.

The Security Service became so concerned about the danger posed by “spyclists” it ordered police to report whenever a group of touring German cyclists arrived in the UK.

Sheffield police, noted several cameras were carried by a group of Berlin schoolboys and teachers who visited a power station and steelworks in the key industrial city.

In October 1944 a British intelligence assessment also warned the Hitler Youth could not be compared to Scouts or Girl Guides and instead embodied a deathly doctrine.

Later the Rydal school underwent a series of amalgamations to become Rydal Penrhos.

The papers also revealed Scout movement founder Lord Baden-Powell was invited to meet Adolf Hitler.

The scout leader Baden-Powell even held a friendly meeting with a leader of the Hitler Youth, at a time British security chiefs were investigating fears the groups were using their UK cycling holidays as a cover for espionage.

They showed Joachim von Ribbentrop, who was German ambassador to London at the time and became Hitler’s foreign minister the next year, invited Baden-Powell to tea on November 19, 1937.

Baden-Powell described von Ribbentrop as an earnest and charming man, noting he knew his uncle from his time in India.

Following World War II, famous ex-Rydal Penrhos pupils have included former Plaid Cymru leader Dafydd Wigley, actor William Roache – Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow – and film producer Duncan Kenworthy, who produced Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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Baden Powell went on to become increasingly sympathetic to Hitler, writing in his diary of 1939: “Lay up all day. Read Mein Kampf.

“A wonderful book, with good ideas on education, health, propaganda, organisation etc.”

Details of the meeting held two years before the outbreak of the Second World War, come from a memo written by Baden Powell and included in the MI5 file.

In the document, released to the National Archives, Lord Baden Powell told the Scouts’ International Commissioner, Hubert Martin, that the Germans were “most anxious that the Scouts should come into closer touch with the youth movement in Germany.”

MI5 reports of the visit of Hartman Lauterbacher, Chief of Staff Hitler Youth, to Britain, showed that as well as meeting Baden Powell, he had also visited Eton College and the Army Gymnastic School at Aldershot, adding; “He seemed properly impressed by both

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7393323/Lord-Baden-Powell-invited-to-meet-Hitler-MI5-files-show.html these institutions.”

He visited Italy in 1933 and wrote admiringly about the “boy-man” Benito Mussolini who had absorbed his country’s Boy Scouts into a thriving new nationalist youth movement.

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Statement in relation to the Sir Edward Heath investigation following the Henriques Review

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“The Henriques review was commissioned to look in to the Metropolitan Police’s handling of Operation Midland and other investigations concerning persons of public prominence within the Metropolitan Police area. Accordingly the review was not focused on Operation Conifer.

“Wiltshire Police is the national lead in relation to Operation Conifer. The purpose of Operation Conifer is to investigate allegations of child abuse made against the former Prime Minister Sir Edward (Ted) Heath. In addition, the investigation aims to safeguard children and vulnerable adults who may be at risk of abuse today and, where relevant, bring living offenders to justice.

“The operation commenced in August 2015, following an IPCC press release naming Sir Edward Heath as a suspect in an investigation into non-recent child sex abuse.

“Operation Conifer is investigating a number of separate allegations made by persons who have come forward. Two arrests have taken place in relation to Operation Conifer and, at this time, both remain on police bail. Due to the fact that this remains a live investigation it would not be appropriate for us to comment any further at this stage.

“A panel of independent experts outside of policing are providing ongoing scrutiny of the investigation to ensure its proportionality and justification. Furthermore, in line with recognised best practice, Wiltshire Police recently commissioned Operation Hydrant to undertake an independent review of the investigation to ensure its ongoing proportionality and justification.

“Further to the release of the Henriques review Wiltshire Police, in conjunction with the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs Council, will consider where relevant any national guidance and policy recommendations that may impact upon the ongoing Operation Conifer investigation.”


There’s no evidence against Ted Heath, SAYS ANN WIDDECOMBE

…will attract the usual crop of fantasists, revenge-seekers and money-chasers.

“I have been snapped with everyone from the innocent Basil Brush to Cynthia Payne (the madam) whom I met at a charity event and cold-blooded murderers whom I encountered on prison visits, where press and media were rightly present.”

Dominatrix Cynthia Payne came up to her and asked if she was “a friend of Dot”.

Thinking this was a reference to an obscure acquaintance, Ann replied “Of course,” to which Payne said enigmatically, “I thought you were.”

Ann had not realised that “a friend of Dorothy” was code for a lesbian. Later she makes clear that, despite some rumours from gay rights campaigners, she has never had lesbian instincts.

Her only serious romance, as she recounts, was with a male student at Oxford. As she argues convincingly there has been nothing remotely sad or lonely about her single existence.

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Anne Widdecomb’s priest Father Seed – who lived at Dolphin Square and was a resident at Knowle View School where Sir Cyril Smith abused children
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Tony Blair’s priest fixed papal knighthoods for cash: Senior Catholic took up to £50k donations for honours

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Who made it easy to traffic kids across Europe? Who took us into Europe? Who else but Edward heath. Enough said


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Music professor at Ampleforth School in court on sex offence charges

The Ampleforth Chamber EnsembleDara de Cogan (violin) who is Head of Strings

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Dara de Cogan, a founder-member of European Community Youth Orchestra

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Dublin-born De Cogan, became leader of the Irish Youth Orchestra in 1978 and represented his country in the European Community Youth Orchestra.

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European Community Youth Orchestra – that was Edward Heath’s province too

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Heath made a special point of conducting orchestras involving young musicians. While still prime minister, he conducted the Academy of the BBC at the 50th anniversary concert in the series for children founded by Sir Robert Mayer. Later, it was through Heath’s help that the European Community Youth Orchestra was set up. He became its president, and conducted it on summer tours in 1978, 1979 and 1980.

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Heath the musician: Rehearsing the 107 strong European Community Youth Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

A vanished file and troubling claims about Heath and young musicians

The ensemble in question was the European Community Youth Orchestra, and it was about to embark on its inaugural tour of EEC capitals. It was to be a flagship for pan-European cultural co-operation.

The 135 musicians, some of whom were as young as 14, were drawn from the then nine member nations. Heath, an enthusiastic amateur musician who had led the United Kingdom into the European Community five years before, was the orchestra’s founding president. He would also be its guest conductor for that tour and several tours to come.

In an intriguing development, the Mail learned this week that a file relating to Sir Edward and the infamous Paedophile Information Exchange group is one of those missing from official Government records.

It is among 114 missing files concerning child abuse identified by an independent review of how allegations were handled by the Home Office.

The title of the missing document, ‘Edward Heath MP [redacted] RE: PIE’, refers to the activities of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

Investigators discovered that the file disappeared more than 25 years ago after being moved to a Westminster record centre. They concluded that there was no evidence of any orchestrated attempts by officials over three decades to cover up child abuse.

But the unexpected absence of the file raises questions about the exact nature of the connection between Heath and the PIE group.

Further new allegations of sexual abuse and possible official cover-up concerning Sir Edward have come to light. They centre on his relationship with the European Community Youth Orchestra.

A retired senior police officer, who served with several southern forces including Wiltshire, told the Mail that there were ‘always rumours’ about Heath, the former MP for Bexley.

The policeman — a widely respected officer with a distinguished career — asked that due to the sensitivities of the Heath investigations, he remain anonymous. He told us that the rumours did not come with any specific evidence against the former PM.

But he went on: ‘The exception were several allegations made against him in his role with the European Youth Orchestra. I understand there were credible claims that Heath indecently assaulted young people on tours to the Continent which he was leading.

‘These tours took place in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

‘It was never clear how old the victims were, or exactly what happened, and what was alleged was not at the top end of the scale of criminality.

‘Why these were never investigated I cannot say. I suspect it is because they took place overseas and the victims were from other countries.’

Ted Heath would have known Dara De Cogan through the European Community Youth Orchestra.

And Heath links to another Ampleforth paedophile – Piers Grant-Ferris – his father Lord Harvington was good friends with Heath and Thatcher.

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Music professor at Ampleforth School in court on sex offence charges

A LEADING Roman Catholic school has been rocked by abuse allegations after a music professor appeared in court accused of sex offences against a girl more than 30 years his junior.

Irish-born classical musician and composer Dara De Cogan, 57, was appointed performing arts professor at Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire, in 2004.

The gifted violinist is charged with 12 counts of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.

The court heard the victim was a girl aged 16 and 17 at the time of the alleged offences between December 2007 and December 2009.

Dublin-born De Cogan, became leader of the Irish Youth Orchestra in 1978 and represented his country in the European Community Youth Orchestra.

In 1982, he joined the Hallé Orchestra and has played in folk music ensembles and has worked widely in the recording industry.

His court appearance came just weeks after it was confirmed Ampleforth is to be included in one of three public hearings carried out in the national child sexual abuse inquiry.
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Monk ‘who ran sex club involving young boys’ at country’s top Catholic School ‘remained in his job for eight years after allegations were first made’

Apr 5 2017

  • Father Jeremy Sierla allegedly ran ‘sex club’ for boys at Ampleforth College
  • He remained at Catholic school for eight years after allegations first made
  • Police told he would make pupils perform sex acts in their pyjamas 
  • Investigation began in 2004 but no charges were ever brought against him 

Detectives spoke to more than a dozen young men who attended the school’s Junior House between 1990 and 1993 when Father Jeremy was housemaster.

Some recalled the monk whipping boys’ bottoms with his habit, encouraging the pupils to tie him up, showering naked with them and putting his hands under their duvets, the Times reported.

Photos and video clips – none indecent – of Ampleforth pupils were found on Father Jeremy’s computer, including one of a 12-year-old boy holding a rose in his mouth.

Father Sierla, 59, lived and worked at £30,000-a-year college, pictured, until 2012, despite accusations first being made against him eight years previously

The investigation was triggered when the same boy, in his early 20s by 2004, made allegations to police about abuse he claimed Father Jeremy had subjected him to.

The monk was not charged after prosecutors ruled there was insufficient evidence against him, and the CPS said the case file was destroyed years ago, the Times reported.

Father Jeremy continued to work in the abbey shop from 2004 to 2012 and posed for photographs to promote Ampleforth’s own brand Abbey Beer.

A music teacher, Dara de Cogan, who joined Ampleforth in 2004 was jailed last week for sexually abusing a female student during violin lessons.

An police investigation was launched into his conduct at the Yorkshire Catholic school, pictured, in 2004 but no charges were ever brought against him

A school spokesman said that Father Jeremy’s continued presence at Ampleforth was approved at a meeting of safeguarding professionals in 2004 and that his case was reviewed again in 2007 by an independent safeguarding commission.

It took a further five years before the Department for Education (DfE) told Ampleforth he should not be allowed on school grounds. 

TheDfE said that it was unable to discuss individual cases but stressed it was ‘paramount that children are protected at school and that there are robust safeguards in place’.

It added: ‘Where schools fail to meet standards, we will not hesitate to take action.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4384898/Monk-ran-sex-club-young-boys-Catholic-School.html

‘Forty’ abusers at Catholic school

November 28 2017

Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire is accused of being a “honeypot” for offenders

Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire is accused of being a “honeypot” for offenders

Forty monks and teachers have been accused of sexually abusing boys at a leading Roman Catholic school that allegedly became a “honeypot” for offenders, it was revealed yesterday.

Reports of child sex offences at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire were disclosed yesterday at a public hearing of an inquiry into the handling of abuse allegations by the Catholic church.

As a case study, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) is examining safeguarding policies at two fee-paying boarding schools run by the English Benedictine Congregation — Ampleforth, and Downside in Somerset. Riel Karmy-Jones, QC, counsel to the inquiry, said that it would consider the prevalence of child abuse within the Catholic church and the extent to which Catholic culture “has or does inhibit the proper investigation and prevention” of such crimes.

Since 1996 three monks and two lay teachers at Ampleforth have been convicted of sex offences against pupils, but Ms Karmy-Jones said that the inquiry had been notified of multiple allegations against about 40 monks and teachers.

In an opening statement on behalf of 29 abuse survivors Richard Scorer, a specialist abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon, the law firm, said that the “temptation to cover up” such crimes was “particularly acute in institutions associated with the Roman Catholic Church”. He said: “Where reputation is key to an organisation’s existence, there is likely to be an almost overwhelming desire to find some way of avoiding the bad publicity associated with child sex abuse.” Shared awareness among child abusers that their misconduct would be covered up, or dealt with in-house, explained why “some institutions become honeypots where multiple offenders operate”.

Mr Scorer urged the inquiry to consider recommending a change in the law to make failure to report abuse a criminal offence.

On behalf of 14 victims and survivors, David Enright said that it was “very difficult to explain” to a non-Catholic “the power and depth of influence the Catholic church exerts over its members. The abusers were not only men in positions of trust; they were seen by the abused, and their families, as spokesmen for the God they worship. It is hard to imagine a greater hold that a child abuser could have over his victim.”

Matthias Kelly, QC, counsel for Ampleforth, said that the school and the abbey wanted “to apologise for the hurt, injury, distress and damage done to those who were abused as a result of our failings”. He said that the school’s policy today was one of “full, transparent and immediate co-operation with the statutory agencies”.

For Downside and the English Benedictine Congregation, Kate Gallafent, QC, said that the Catholic church was committed to giving the inquiry “its full co-operation. The congregation expresses profound shame that any child has been the victim of sexual abuse whilst in the care of the schools connected with its abbeys.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/forty-abusers-at-catholic-school-w75b7wfjg


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Piers Grant-FerrisHis secret past as a serial abuser of young boys at Ampleforth. He was an officer in the Irish Guards before becoming a novice monk in the Benedictine Order in 1955.
His late father, Lord harvington, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons during Ted Heath’s Government and member of a prominent English Roman Catholic family – retired to Jersey

Life in Jersey revolved around hunting, golf, motor yachting, and farming. Lord Harvington was also a noted breeder of pedigree sheep and former president of the National Sheep Breeders Association. Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and her husband were among the guests on his yacht.

He served at Our Lady and St Michael’s Church in Workington, Cumbria, between 1978 and 1989, when he was chaplain to St Joseph’s RC School, before returning to Ampleforth Abbey where he was much sought-after to lead retreats.
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Sir Robert Grant-Ferris, Baron Harvington (1907-1997)
Although he appeared to be fairly typical of the Conservative knights of the shire, a landowner and sheep breeder, who was noted for his passion for hunting and whose other principal recreation was yachting, Robert Grant-Ferris was a product of Douai rather than Eton, and he had the unusual distinction of owing his knighthood and later his Barony to the Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson. Although he remained a Conservative, he had come to be more a servant of the House of Commons than his party, and he spent his last four years in the House fittingly enough as Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker. A man of considerable charm and great energy, he was well-liked in the House and thought of as a possible successor when Dr Horace King retired. However, Selwyn Lloyd was the preferred candidate of the Conservative Party.

Robert Grant Ferris was born on 30 December 1907, the son of a General Practitioner, Dr Robert Francis Ferris, but he seems to have been brought up by his widowed mother, Ellen (d.1955) at Falcon Hill, Cotteridge. Her sister had bought the property in 1892 and Mrs Ferris moved in with her. Robert could often be seen as a child riding his pony in the grounds. The family were strong Roman Catholics and Mrs Ferris seems to have bought Harvington Hall for the Birmingham diocese in 1923. Robert was educated at Douai, the independent school run by the Benedictine monks of Douai Abbey at Woolhampton. Early in life he hyphenated his name, adding an additional Grant to it. He made his early career in a firm of estate agents with whom his family had connections, but his eyes seem to have been firmly fixed elsewhere, on politics – he was elected to the Birmingham City Council in 1933 – and on flying. He joined 605 (County of Warwick) Auxiliary Air Force Squadron in 1933, and by the time the war came was a Flight Lieutenant. He began taking his bar examinations in 1932 and was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1937.

He continued to live with his mother until 1930 when he married Florence Brennan de Vine, daughter of Major Brennan de Vine MC, who died in 1996. They had two children, a son, Piers, who became a monk and taught at Ampleforth, and a daughter, Sheila, with whom he later lived in Jersey. It was fortunate that neither parent lived to see their son identified and tried for the abuse of pupils in his care.

In the 1935 General Election he fought Wigan as a Conservative but lost heavily. Less than two years later, in February 1937, he fought St Pancras North in a by-election and won narrowly. Apart from his staunch support for General Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Grant-Ferris had little impact on the Commons in the late 30s, arguably because he was concentrating on becoming a front-line airman. By 1939 he commanded one of the flights in his squadron and in 1941 was promoted to Wing Commander. During the war he saw active service in France, Malta, Egypt and India.

Towards the end of the war he gave up active service for a return to more active participation in the House of Commons and became PPS to W.S.Morrison, the Minister of Town and Country Planning 1944-45. However, he was swept out of the Commons in the Labour landslide of 1945 by 7,630 votes and did not continue as the Conservative candidate for St Pancras North. Instead he concentrated on his farm and on his directorship of the publishing company, Burns, Oates and Washburne. He became deputy chairman on the Board of the Roman Catholic weekly, The Tablet, a role that he relinquished only in November 1997.

Although a by-election was called in St Pancras North in 1949, Grant-Ferris was not called upon to fight it, and his next attempt at Parliament was in Central Wandsworth, a seat that he failed to take in both the 1950 and 1951 General Elections.

Nantwich, which he won in the 1955 General Election gave him a safe berth until he chose to stand down just before the February 1974 election. In 1962 he became one of the panel of Chairman, who chair standing committees in the Commons. He was well known for his fairness and amiability, and there were many who thought that he would make an excellent Speaker. In 1970 he was appointed deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means. He had been knighted in 1969 and he was sworn of the Privy Council in 1971. Although not included in Heath’s dissolution honours, he was one of fifteen life peers nominated by Harold Wilson in the summer of 1974 and the only one with no Labour affiliation. He took his title from the house that his mother had given to the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

He always took a considerable interest in Britain’s inland waterways and was one of the Inland Waterways Association’s most influential allies in the House of Commons. He was elected a Vice-President in 1966 and was chairman of the original All-party Waterways Committee.

As privy chamberlain of the sword and cape to Pope Pius XII, Pope John XXIII and Paul VI, Grant-Ferris spent a week each year in attendance on the Pontiff. His strong opposition to abortion was thought to emanate from the Vatican rather than the Catholic hierarchy in this country. He became a Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace 1949 and of the Sovereign and Military Order of Malta in 1953.

He was the chairman of the Board of Management of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood 1963-70.

Grant-Ferris was a notable breeder of sheep, serving as President of the Southdown Sheep Society of England on three occasions (1950-52, 1959-60, 1973) and presiding over the National Sheep Breeders of Britain 1956-58. He became a Vice President of the Smithfield Club in 1963 and President in 1970.

He was a man with many interests, keen on both hunting and golf, but his main passion was his motor yacht, the 43 ton Melita. He entertained both Edward Heath and the Thatchers aboard her but his plans for a summer cruise with the Thatchers around northern France a year before the couple entered Downing Street had to be cancelled when the French police said they could not guarantee the party’s security. He was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron and of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, and for a time Honorary Admiral of the House of Commons Yacht Club. He was also a member of the Royal and Ancient at St Andrews, the MCC and, of course, the Carlton Club.

After his retirement from the House he lived abroad for tax reasons, initially in Malta and then in Jersey, although he would contribute to debates in the Lords when the taxman let him return. In 1980, he was one of those who rebelled over the school transport clauses of Mark Carlisle’s Education Bill, which would have imposed charges on the ‘free’ transport enjoyed by students at faith schools.

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Sean Farrell

Top public school suspends child sex charges teacher

3 Mar 2017

THE head of music at a prestigious private school has been suspended following allegations he sexually assaulted a pupil three decades ago.

Sean Ambrose Farrell, 49, denied two charges of indecent assault and two charges of gross indecency when he appeared before York magistrates last week.

All four offences are alleged to have been committed against a child aged under 14 at the time at Ampleforth College’s junior school.

Farrell, of Riddings Road, Ilkley, was released on bail on condition that he has no unsupervised contact with children aged under 16.

He has been removed from his post at Wellington College, in Berkshire – which counts the late actor Sir Christopher Lee and Will Young among its alumni – several months ago after North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation.

A Wellington College spokesman said: “In line with our safeguarding procedures, Wellington suspended the member of staff concerned and excluded him from the school site as soon as it was made aware that the police were investigating these accusations.”

Its famous former pupils include Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes

His ex-wife applied for a gagging order to prevent his workplace and job being named when Farrell appeared at York Magistrates Court last week.

However, after it was challenged, the order was lifted, according to The Times

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The charge comes after other teachers at Ampleforth College were accused of sexually assaulting pupils.

Music teacher Dara De Cogan, 58, was recently charged with 12 counts of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust. The offences were said to have taken place between December 2007 and December 2009.

He pleaded guilty to 10 of the charges and not guilty to two of them. 

Cuthbert Madden, 61, the Abbot of Ampleforth College, stepped down from his duties in September last year after it was announced police were investigating claims of historical sexual abuse allegations against him, which were said to have taken place in the 1990s at the school.

He denied any wrongdoing and no further action was taken.

In December, the Charity Commission launched an inquiry into how the school has handled allegations of child sexual abuse.


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Former brothel owner hits back over allegations she was at the centre of Ted Heath scandal

Funny how Judge Seed can remember the Heath allegations and press interest but her defence council Matthew Scott can’t.

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Matthew Scott Pump Chambers.

Judge Seed has a better memory.

Ahhh, may explain his interest.

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moral panic…such a disgusting put down that term…labeling concern for the lives of children as “panic”…


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Christ’s Hospital School – three former members of staff arrested for sex abuse against 9 pupils at the school. Some students from CH sent to convicted paedophile Bishop Peter Ball

Christ’s Hospital School teacher guilty of indecently assaulting pupil

4 July 2019

A former teacher at a boarding school has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a pupil 43 years ago.

Roger Martin denied sexually abusing the boy, 10, at Christ’s Hospital School, in Horsham, West Sussex, between September and December 1976.

Martin, 83, from Great Dunham, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, was jailed for four years following a trial at Hove Crown Court.

He was told he would be on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48869824

Christ’s Hospital School chaplain jailed over vile abuse of nine pupils across three decades

Gary Dobbie was found guilty last month of four counts of indecent assault against a boy between 1986 and 1991

12 JUN 2019

The chaplain of a top private school has been jailed for 12 years for abusing nine pupils across three decades.

Gary Dobbie was found guilty last month of four counts of indecent assault against a boy between 1986 and 1991, having already been convicted last year of abusing eight other pupils.

The 67-year-old was a teacher and chaplain at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex when the assaults took place.

He was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Wednesday to 12 years in jail for all 19 offences, a court official said.

He is one of five ex-teachers convicted after police investigated complaints spanning 30 years by 22 of the school’s former students.

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Following the sentencing current headmaster Simon Reid said: “It is hard to find the right words to express the depth of our sadness and dismay, as a school community, at the dreadfulness of this situation.

“We are deeply sorry that the school failed to protect the victims of these offences and those others who were entrusted to our care during what should have been happy and settled years.

“Our apology to them is heartfelt and we hope that this conviction, the culmination of what must have been a very difficult experience in the criminal justice process, will bring some measure of comfort.

“The school today is a very different place, one in which the safety, happiness and wellbeing of our pupils is at the centre of all we do.

“Close links with local statutory agencies help ensure that our practices and decision-making are compliant, effective and open.”

In the latest trial, Dobbie’s victim told jurors it was “habitual” for him to be groped during night visits to his on-site lodgings while he was given wine and once fed smoked oysters.

Dobbie preferred to smoke cigars but would buy Turkish cigarettes for his pupil and also assaulted the boy during two school trips, at one point drunkenly lunging at him in a violent and sexual manner.

Describing him as “a very civilised man” who loved indulging in the grandeur of high church traditions, the man said the whole school would attend Dobbie’s services in the chapel four or five times a week.

He told how visiting Dobbie was an “escape” from being bullied.

But he was shown little sympathy and instead groped under his school shirt while they sat alone on a sofa.

The married father, who still battles with urges to suppress the traumatic memories, said when he confided in a fellow teacher at the school he was told to “get over it and move on”.

Dobbie was arrested while teaching at independent Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, where he worked after leaving Christ’s Hospital. He then moved to France after living in Hereford.

He was found guilty last year of 15 charges detailing multiple offences against six boys and two girls as young as 12 between 1998 and 2001.

He had denied 12 counts of indecently assaulting four boys and two girls, attempting to indecently assault a boy and two counts of indecency with a child.

Sports coach Ajaz Karim, was jailed in August for 10 years after assaulting six girls between 1985 and 1993.

In July, James Husband, also known by his middle name of Andrew, was jailed for 17 years for raping and indecently assaulting a girl as young as 14 between 1990 and 1994.

Peter Webb and Peter Burr admitted indecently assaulting pupils at the school between the 1960s and 1980s and were also jailed.

Christ’s Hospital is one of the oldest boarding schools in the country, dating back to the 16th century, and the Queen is a patron.

Pupils still wear a Tudor-style uniform of a long blue coat and high yellow socks with boarders charged fees of up to £31,500 a year.

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, are counted among its famous alumni.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/christs-hospital-school-chaplain-jailed-16420693


Christ’s Hospital ex-teacher Gary Dobbie guilty of abuse

3 MAY 2019

Dobbie will be sentenced on all counts on 12 June.

‘Extravagant’ chaplain, 67, at £35,000-a-year private boarding school ‘plied pupil with oysters, Turkish cigarettes and fine wines then molested him as pair watched Morse on TV

  • Gary Dobbie is accused of molesting one of his pupils between 1986 and 1991 
  • The pupil was being bullied and had turned to the chaplain for support 
  • But at parties and on one-on-one visits he would touch him, court was told  

23 Apr 2019

The chaplain at a £35,000-a-year private boarding school is accused of plying a pupil with smoked oysters, Turkish cigarettes and fine wines and molesting him.

Gary Dobbie, 67, assaulted the young boy over a five-year period between 1986 and 1991 when he worked as a chaplain and teacher at the prestigious Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex, his trial heard.

He would invite the alleged victim to lavish dinner parties at his on-site lodgings but also had him over when it was just the two of them, when they would sit in the dark and watch Inspector Morse, Hove Crown Court was told.

It was during these visits the chaplain allegedly molested the boy.

His trial was told Dobbie was an ‘extravagant’ chaplain who liked to dress up in full ecclesiastical robes in church and burn incense in the school chapel.

Opening the case Abigail Husbands, prosecuting, said: ‘He was treated to food and alcohol while at Mr Dobbie’s and offered smoked oysters, Turkish cigarettes and good wine.’

During these visits the court heard Dobbie would molest the pupil, pushing his hands down the front of his shirt and rubbing his chest and back. He would also swing him onto his lap and grope him, she told the court.

Christ’s Hospital is one of the oldest boarding schools in the country, dating back to the 16th century when it was founded in London by King Edward VI, who signed a Royal Charter for it just 11 days before his death in 1553.

Famous alumni include poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Sir Barnes Wallis – the inventor of the bouncing bomb.

Miss Husbands said the pupil in question had suffered a difficult time at the school and had been repeatedly bullied by his peers.

She said he turned to Dobbie for refuge and had become close to him.

But the jury was told the visits were ‘not all innocent’ and on ‘many, many times’ Dobbie had molested the boy at his home.

On one occasion the pupil went on a reading trip with him where Dobbie allegedly got drunk before violently manhandling him and pushing his hand down his shirt.

He was also assaulted on another school trip, the court was told.

The victim left Christ’s Hospital School after completing his A levels and went on to university.

The court heard he put the matter behind him and continued with his life but was contacted by police last year and was later interviewed by them in relation to the chaplain’s behaviour.

Dobbie was later arrested and charged with three counts of indecent assault relating to multiple offences between 1986 and 1991.

The case, which is expected to last more than a week, continues.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6950745/Gary-Dobbie-chaplain-Christs-Hospital-School-Horsham-court-child-sex-abuse.html

Former school chaplain to face trial over sex allegations

A top private school’s former chaplain will stand trial facing allegations he sexually abused one of his teenage pupils.

Gary Dobbie

Gary Dobbie is accused of assaulting the young boy on several occasions while he was a teacher at Christ’s Hospital School in West Sussex.

The 67-year-old, who was a head of house at one point and lived in the school grounds, denies three charges of indecent assault between 1986 and 1991.

Now living in Albi, France, after having previously lived in Hereford, he is set to stand trial in April, Sussex Police said.

Prosecutors decided not to proceed with allegations made against him by another of the school’s former pupils, a police spokesman said.

Before his arrest, Dobbie was teaching at Shrewsbury School.

The Queen is a patron of the site, now based in Horsham.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2019/01/03/former-school-chaplain-to-face-trail-over-sex-allegations/

Rapist teacher fails in bid to reduce sentence

A FORMER teacher at a prestigious boarding school who was jailed for the abuse of a vulnerable pupil deserved every day of his term, top judges ruled yesterday.

Manipulative James Andrew Husband, 68, used his position at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, to groom the teenager for sex.

She was already vulnerable when he came to know her, a court heard, but acted in “gross breach of trust” to abuse her.

The crimes came to light many years later and in July this year, Husband was jailed for 17 years for rape and five indecent assaults. The married father, most recently of Wigginton Road, York, had denied the offences, claiming sex with the girl was consensual.

Yesterday he appealed against his sentence, but was told by three senior judges that 17 years was fully deserved.

Lord Justice Lindblom told the court the girl had taken Husband’s attention as “kindness”, but ultimately came to hate what he was doing. The abuse left her with lifelong “severe psychological harm”, as she has struggled to cope with her ordeal. She did not get the university place she wanted and has been unable to form meaningful relationships with men.

In her statement to Hove Crown Court in July, the victim, now an adult, described Husband’s conduct as “devious and manipulative”.

Dismissing his appeal against the sentence, Lord Justice Lindblom said the offending had involved a “significant degree of planning”.

“This was offending against a vulnerable child, involving a serious breach of trust,” he told London’s Court of Appeal.

“He had apparently shown no insight into his offending and expressed no remorse.We accept that it was a severe sentence to pass on a man of his age and of previous good character. But we are not persuaded that it was arguably manifestly excessive.”

The appeal was dismissed.

During his trial at Hove the court heard Husband told the girl: “It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy,” before raping her.

Husband was the fifth Christ’s Hospital School teacher to be convicted of sexually abusing students.

Over the five cases, the sexual abuse at the school spanned more than 30 years and involved 22 victims.

Judge Christine Henson, who placed Husband on the sex offenders register for life, said the victim had given “harrowing” evidence during the trial.

The judge told him: “You put yourself in the position of her mentor in order to make her feel special and dependent on you so you could do what you wanted sexually with her. She viewed you as a father figure, thus rendering the abuse of trust particularly acute.”

In her victim impact statement read to the court, the woman said: “The grooming process was devious and malignant. By making me feel special for the first time in my life I became dependent on him for my own feeling of self worth.”

She said Husband moulded her into his “plaything” and “puppet” so “he could do what he wanted to me”.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/17259103.rapist-teacher-fails-in-bid-to-reduce-sentence/


Christ’s Hospital School has now had to deal with some 24 pupils (two pending sentencing), 32 years, over 70 counts (charges) by six masters. This is a total disgrace.

a clear case of ‘gross negligence’ by the school authorities, as well as gross abuse against ‘children entrusted to the care of Christ’s Hospital School who came from vulnerable backgrounds’.

link

Roger Martin, a former teacher at the School, appeared today at Lewes Crown Court. Mr Martin entered a not guilty plea and was released on unconditional bail until his trial date on 11th March 2019 when he will appear at Lewes Crown Court.

https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/christshospital-live/assets/File/Headmaster%27s%20Statement%20to%20Old%20Blues%2015%20August%202018.pdf

 

15 Aug 2018

Roger Martin T20180412

Hove Trial Centre Crown Court :

http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/Lewes-Crown-Court.php

Gary Dobbie T20170536 back in court 4 Sept 2018


. ..know that the recent 5 convictions are not the only CH (or ex-CH) teachers to have been convicted of serious offences:

Peter Brownlie, Ian Rowley, Hudson.

What I would like to see is an independent investigation or enquiry, run or chaired by someone with little or no connection to CH to fully look …

Ian Rowley (Staff 85-89)

his appointment as academic director of St Edward’s School, Oxford

http://trongon.blogspot.com/2011/03/

Former teacher, Ian Rowley, at prestigious private school ‘inappropriately touched’ pupil

A FORMER teacher is now on the Sex Offenders Register after he admitted ‘inappropriately touching’ one of his private school pupils.

Ian Rowley was sentenced at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of engaging in sexual activity with a boy.

Thames Valley Police said that in 2014, Oxford resident Rowley, 55, had ‘inappropriately touched’ a schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

His victim was one of his pupils at St Edward’s School in North Oxford; a prestigious boarding school also known as Teddies, where he taught for more than 20 years.

Rowley started working at the school in 1994 but left in July last year, vacating his most recent role as a French teacher.

Rowley, of Cherwell Street in St Clement’s, was handed a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 24 months, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £115 victim surcharge.

Investigating officer detective constable Holly Wood, of Thames Valley Police’s child abuse unit, said: “I am pleased that the defendant pleaded guilty to this offence, thereby sparing the victim from giving evidence.

“I would also like to praise the bravery of the victim in coming forward and throughout this process, which I know has been extremely distressing for him and his family.”

Magistrates also agreed Rowley, who was charged on February 28, must participate in a sex offenders’ treatment programme for 63 days.

He will be listed on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years.

Detective constable Wood added: “I would encourage anyone who has been a victim of this type of offence to report it to police by calling 101.

“You will be listened to, we will fully support you, and we will look to secure convictions wherever possible.”

St Edward’s School is based in Woodstock Road, Summertown and offers boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 13-18 years-old.

The school’s warden Stephen Jones said: “The wellbeing of the pupils in our care is our highest priority.

“We notified the appropriate external authorities as soon as we became aware of the allegation against Ian Rowley, and we have co-operated fully throughout the investigation that led to this sentence.

“We take our safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously. This matter was brought to light via the school’s well-established speak-up culture, which is well understood by all pupils and staff.

“The Independent Schools Inspectorate recently reviewed our safeguarding procedures and judged them to be robust, and these policies are subject to regular review to ensure the highest standards are upheld.”

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15240613.Former_teacher_at_prestigious_private_school__inappropriately_touched__pupil/

Keith Hudson

Keith Hudson

A man convicted of possessing indecent images of young boys masturbating was cleared in 2001 by then Education Secretary Estelle Morris to work in all-girl schools.

In proceedings summarised on the internet, the tribunal heard medical evidence that science teacher Keith Hudson’s interest in young boys was “homosexual, paedophilic and inappropriate”, but that Ms Morris’s decision was justified because he had “no interest in girls”.

The tribunal, which was told that Ms Morris had imposed “the least onerous restrictions available to her”, backed her decision.

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/men-were-cleared-to-work-in-school-1-2143733

The Paedophile Who Touts Himself as a Private Tutor

January 16, 2006

A CONVICTED paedophile banned from teaching male pupils is tutoring boys as young as nine in his home.

Keith Hudson’s decision to set up his own business as a private tutor prompted a headmistress to warn parents their children could be in danger.

But four years later he is still tutoring several youngsters, often unsupervised, every week.

Hudson, 52, from Crowborough, East Sussex, was arrested in 1996 over the importation of indecent and obscene magazines showing boys aged seven to 18.

He was convicted of five charges of possessing such material in 1998.

In 2001, Estelle Morris, then Education Secretary, placed him on List 99 of those barred or restricted from teaching.

He was allowed to continue teaching girls after medical evidence indicated that while his feelings towards boys were ‘homosexual, paedophilic and inappropriate’, he had ‘no interest in girls’.

But instead the self-confessed naturist, who lives alone, set up as a private teacher, renting a room in a business centre in wr, for lessons or inviting pupils to his detached [pounds sterling]300,000 home in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Last night, neighbours said most of Hudson’s pupils were boys, and ‘that only very few had been girls over the last few years’.

A neighbour said: ‘A few years ago I heard he was hanging around local schools trying to get business and a letter went out warning parents about him.’ Yesterday, Hudson, who was on the Sex Offenders Register until February 2003, claimed he was not a danger to children.

But in 2002, teachers in East Sussex used him as an example when warning parents about the risks of using private tutors.

Jenni Miller, headmistress of Roselands Infant School in Eastbourne, wrote to parents saying: ‘Our attention has been drawn to the fact parents have been approached by private tutors offering specialist tuition who are not of an acceptable professional standard and whose motivation for wanting to be a tutor might be dangerous to young people.

‘One such organisation about which we have concerns is The Sussex Learning Centre, which has Keith Hudson as principal tutor.

‘I have taken the exceptional step of writing to you because I believe the situation is sufficiently serious.’ At the time, Sussex police said they were ‘trying to close’ the legal loophole which allowed Hudson to set up as a tutor.

Neighbours said the children visiting his home were ‘nine or ten’, although some were old enough to drive.

One said: He has lived here for around 20 years on his own and hardly has any visitors other than the children.

‘But when he was still teaching in schools he used to have boys there for the weekend.

He has also had boys round to help with gardening. I’m not happy about it at all as most parents just come and drop their children off and are none the wiser about his past.

Hopefully it will now be out in the open and they will think twice.’

Hudson qualified as a teacher in 1973 and taught science and information technology in various schools until his arrest in 1996.

Yesterday he confirmed he was teaching as a private tutor. ‘Over the years I have enjoyed the support of many parents and I am grateful for that support,’ he said.

‘When I was assessed by a specialist medical advisor for the Secretary Of State For Education, her firm recommendation was that I should be allowed to continue with my tutoring business. I know that I am not any kind of danger to children.’

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-140929779/the-paedophile-who-touts-himself-as-a-private-tutor

Mr Hudson, who runs learning centres in the Eastbourne and Haywards Heath areas.

https://www.tes.com/news/parents-warned-tutor-sex-offence-record

Keith Hudson – Haywards Heath Learning Centre · Syresham

https://leadquest.co.uk/mr+keith+hudson_haywards-heath-learning-centre_3I-gb

 

7 Mar 2006 : Column 1441W—continued

Keith Hudson

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the individuals and organisations consulted in helping her reach a decision in the case of the Keith Hudson List 99 determination. [43406]

7 Mar 2006 : Column 1442W
Ruth Kelly: Representatives from the following organisations were consulted in reaching a decision:

More House school

Surrey Social Services Department

National Identification Service, New Scotland Yard

Croydon Law Courts

HM Customs and Excise

Lewes Crown court

East Sussex county council

The Care Standards Tribunal

Sussex police

A consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

The Department does not release the names of individuals who supply information or evidence.

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/vo060307/text/60307w56.htm

 


Hudson, who you asked about, the “naturist” paed who killed himself in Holland to avoid extradition, was my 2nd form physics teacher and assistant housemaster. It was pretty clear even to the youngest naïf that there was something off about him

 

…most years it was JDS, Torkington, Goodall (at least for a couple of years), 3 or 4 Old Blues who had been in Scouts and would have been Undergraduate Age, and I think Dobbie went on at least one (he also went on the Lake District Trip with the Scouts in December 85, my UF,

Everyone heard the rumours about the Norfolk Broads trips

I went on a number of Broads trips, including one with a boat run by Dobbie – nothing ever happened…

Webb and Burr did turn up on summer camp staying on Burr’s boat next to the campsite, but I was never on the Broads with them.

Were there any mentions in the Blue in Summer 1996 of Dobbie leaving? Or did he quietly disappear?

I don’t think he left in 1996, I thought he became housemaster in 1993, was demoted in 1996 and went to Shrewsbury in 2003. He was still in close contact with several teachers after his departure

Gary Dobbie, pictured when he was Shrewsbury School’s chaplain, sexually abused students at Christ’s Hospital School

I’ve dug out my old stack of The Blue. Dobbie writes about stepping down as senior chaplain to focus on duties as a housemaster a few terms before it happens.

Going back further to 1994 this sentence in the Mid A house notes made me feel sick in light of the revelations during his trial:
“GWD cooked for the house monitors and invited guests, much fun had by all”.

…my ire for Poulton, Cairncross and Sillett who in the face of awful actions were awfully inactive.

Why was he demoted in 1993 to Assistant Chaplain, being replaced by A. Mitra?

…a copy of the letter sent to the Parents of those in Webb’s house when he left, including mine, which talks of his exemplary 18 years of service, and his need to leave the school on medical advice from stress brought on by the school reorganisation in preparation for the merger, including the moving of his boarding house. No mention of anything untoward.

The letter Craig refers to is a remarkable document. The school told parents a complete pack of lies. There is no other way to put it.

This isn’t going to get better for the school.

This thread confirms that there has been a long-standing policy of management cover-up of well-documented child abuse and this provides data including many strange practices for the “Four Eyes” proposal for a Truth & Reconciliation Inquiry “Way Ahead”
I simply cannot comprehend how the school could decide to bury Webb’s previous conviction rather than realise there would inevitably be other victims. There was a clear choice: protect the school, or be part of the solution. This was 2015 for goodness sake, three years ago, not the Middle Ages. I was a Donation Governor at the time; and I was never told a single word. Furious doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Had the school circulated details of Webb’s conviction and the police investigation more widely, I believe that more people would have come forward.

The first I knew about any of it was when the first four of the filthy five were charged.

One of the real disgraces is that the school was not honest with parents and so many pupils, both at CH and other schools, were left at risk.

I was a pupil at the school when Burr was moved on. Not a word was said to parents about him interfering with the pupils. The same happened with Webb. Not only was he moved on, but parents were told anything but the truth.

It is very suspicious that he was at CH for a short time, left under mysterious circumstances and then this happened in Wales later on.There are at least three (and possibly a lot more) separate newspaper reports that suggest a pattern in which offenders were quietly moved on with positive references, which is very disturbing. The pattern seems to suggest that CH administration consistently went out of their way to ensure that these people remained employed as teachers. It almost seems as if this was the official (but unwritten) policy. Why?

Dobbie was found guilty of 15 counts involving offences against six boys and two girls

It looks like CH was reckless about the plight of future victims and it is likely the subsequent employers of Karim and Dobbie would have relied on references from CH. It was said in court that Karim was given references by CH. Unless those two face charges for activities after they left CH we may never know any further detail.

It seems to be a criminal offence not to inform the police of a possible terrorist act yet it is not an offence to endanger minors by concealing knowledge of actual crimes such as these, let alone suspicions. I cannot understand why.

On one occasion, probably in 1978 or 1979, the entire dining hall united in a chant of ‘Pedo!, Pedo!, Pedo!, Pedo!, …’ while Peter Webb attempted to officiate at tea. This was extremely loud with a lot of shouting, banging of cutlery on tables, etc. with many hundreds of boys carrying out the chant. Peter Webb fled from the dining hall after a few minutes, and Mr. Fry arrived a few minutes later to restore order (which took Fry just a few gavel bangs). Too many boys were involved for punishments to be handed out. Peter Webb did not officiate in the dining hall any further following that event – although Webb continued at the school. So, as his duties were changed post-event, someone in authority must have known why this change in responsibility occurred and there might well be written documentation of this. For example, the Blue Book lists responsibilities for each master and Webb’s responsibilities were changed following this event.

Yet he remained at the school for another 4 or 5 years. Then he enjoyed a further 30 years at liberty before a feeble judge gave him a lenient sentence partly because he might otherwise die in prison.

And yet within 2 years (according to the transcript of the Sentencing Appeal hearing) in 1980 Webb was promoted to Housemaster.

Staggering!

……

What with all this talk of ‘the school knew, but did nothing’, my thoughts have turned to a bearded house-tutor who in the second half of the 1970s doubled as the c/o of the then-new Navy limb of the CCF. Whatever awful thing it was he did, he was expelled from the school staff post-haste, leaving a bad smell behind him. His name escapes me, but I believe he was only at CH for a couple of years. Surely I can’t be the only person who remembers him?

…of course the inconsistency which saw him removed in such short order while Webb and Burr were allowed to carry on, and on, and on

According to the 1976-1977 Blue Book, the CCF Naval Section was the responsibility of Lt. R.C. Durrant.

If you google R.C. Durrant you find that a teacher by that name, who taught at Christ’s Hospital, was found not-guilty in Wales in 2008, see:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north- … ex-2810551

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north- … ex-2811014

http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5140&hilit=goodall&start=60

Poulton, Cairncross and Sillet

http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=5209&start=45

McCall

 

However, I distinctly remember you called a house meeting I am guesssing like in 1993, and you explained to us that our Maths teacher Mr *****, was being marched off the because he had tried to lure a boy up into his flat. I was in the unnamed teachers set for maths (set 6 or 5 I believe) so I remember it well.

McCall got booted for luring boys up to his flat in 93? He’d been doing that for at least a decade prior and nobody seemed to bat an eyelid. I wonder what changed….

http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=5209&start=165

Peter Phillip De Wharton Burr

Paedophile teacher has his sentence increased by top judges

Peter Burr abused boys at a prestigious school – and will spend an extra two years in jail

29 MAR 2018

A paedophile teacher who abused four young boys over four decades ago has had his “unduly lenient” jail term increased by top judges.

Peter Phillip De Wharton Burr, 73, of The Square, Kingswear, was a house tutor and physics teacher at a top boarding school.

He was jailed for four years in January after four former pupils came forward to say he had groped them in the 1960s and 1970s.

Burr pleaded guilty to nine counts of indecent assault and said he was “deeply, deeply sorry” for what he had done at Christ’s Hospital in Horsham, Sussex.

His punishment, however, was viewed as far too soft by the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC, who referred the case for top judges to look at again.

At London’s Appeal Court, Lord Justice Davis agreed he had got off too lightly – and upped his jail term to six years seven months.

The court heard Burr was well known at the school for his creepy sexualised behaviour towards the boys in his charge.

He would stalk the changing rooms and showers leering at boys in the nude or getting changed.

One of the victims was groped as he changed for PE and others were subjected to more serious sex attacks in his private study.

Three of the victims described having long-term psychological damage due to what happened to them.

One said he had been left with “a hole in his heart” and another said his childhood had been “ruined.”

All the victims had been chosen because they were “particularly vulnerable” boys.

Lawyers for Burr admitted the sentence of four years was “merciful” but pleaded with the judges not to increase it.

He had committed his crimes when aged in his 20s and had l left the school in the mid 1970s.

Burr had “acknowledged that what he did was appalling” and felt deep “shame” the court was told.

However, Lord Justice Davis, sitting with two other judges, ruled that the four-year term had to be increased, despite his “powerful personal mitigation.”

“It is always open to a judge to show mercy, but still our conclusion has to be that this sentence was unduly lenient,” he concluded.

Burr was caught after a victim revealed his ordeal to Vanessa Feltz’s radio show after claiming he was initially ignored by police.

One of the victims tried to report the crimes to officers at Horsham Police Station in 2000 but felt he was being “batted back” and no further action was taken, prosecutor Ahmed Hossain said.

It was not until December 3, 2016 that the victim was prompted to email the producer of Feltz’s BBC Radio London programme when she discussed the football abuse scandal.

The producer put him in touch with detectives and an investigation was launched after he made contact with police in February last year.

Burr was the West Sussex school’s second former teacher to be jailed in as many months in separate prosecutions.

Judge Christine Henson said he had demonstrated a “gross abuse of trust” and preyed on vulnerable boys who were reluctant to speak out after they had been given a place at the school because a parent had died or their family had a low income.

Burr invited pupils to visit his study for tea and cake and to watch television before fondling them.

One victim described how Burr enticed them with chocolate biscuits

The house tutor and physics teacher, who was responsible for patrolling bathrooms and dormitories, also became sexually aroused when he played with boys in the swimming pool, Mr Hossain said.

Christ’s Hospital head teacher Simon Reid said: “The victim testimony could have left no-one in any doubt as to the devastating and lasting impact of (Burr’s) actions.

“While these offences date back to the period 1969-73, and the school now provides the safest possible environment for its students, we will not shy away from continuing to challenge ourselves on every aspect of child protection.

“The thoughts of everyone at Christ’s Hospital school are very much with the victims in this case.”

Founded in the 16th century, the school charges boarders up to £31,500 a year and counts Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, and poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge as alumni.

Pupils still wear a Tudor-style uniform consisting of a long blue coat and high yellow socks.

One of the victims described the school at the time of Burr’s offences as having a “culture of corporal punishment” where pupils were told they were privileged to be attending, Mr Hossain said.

In a victim impact statement, one of the men, who was sent to Christ’s Hospital for free after his father died, said: “No matter how miserable the school made me, I believed it was my duty to go there and support my mother.

“Six times a day the pupils were told they ought to be thankful.

“There was no-one to turn to and no privacy.

“I learned that I had no rights and no status.

“There was no Harry Potter magic at Christ’s Hospital.”

He said he has struggled to maintain relationships and appears withdrawn, distant and arrogant as he tries to hide his past.

He added: “(Burr) could have been a good man and a decent teacher but instead he sat there like a stain and stole my childhood.”

Another victim said he felt confined to a life of celibacy as a result of Burr’s actions.

A third victim said he was not traumatised by the moment he had to forcefully push away Burr’s advances.

He said they had remained friends as he grew older and he was surprised to be considered a victim.

Burr, who arrived late to the hearing, was initially sentenced to three and a half years, but Judge Henson increased the term, saying she had said 42 months by mistake instead of 48 months.

He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

Four other charges of indecent assault which he denied were left to lie on file.

Detective Inspector Wendy Burton said: “The victim did mention this to us when we met him last February and we made detailed enquiries, but we found no record of his making contact or reporting any allegations in 2000. However we fully investigated his report in 2017, and Burr has now been given a prison sentence. I can reassure victims that allegations and reports such as this are taken seriously and will be dealt with appropriately.”

She said the case was investigated fully in 2017 and she moved to reassured victims that such allegations are taken seriously.

Burr’s prosecution is part of a wider investigation into allegations of abuse by former teachers at the school.

Former house master Peter Webb, 74, was jailed for four years in December.

Three more men are due in court later this year. Police have said the prosecutions are not linked.

Ajaz Karim, 63, who lives in London, denies nine charges of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against six female pupils. He is due to stand trial in April.

James Husband, 67, of York, is accused of four counts of rape and five counts of indecently assaulting a woman.

Gary Dobbie, 66, of Albi, France, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against two men, as well as three counts of indecently assaulting two women.

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/paedophile-teacher-sentence-increased-top-1396931#

Attempt to ban press coverage

Sussex Police began investigating teachers at the school in 2016 after allegations were made about Husband.

The cases, involving different victims and time periods, were treated as separate inquiries – apart from Dobbie and Husband, who were tried as co-defendants.

Publicity around the prosecutions prompted several more former pupils to come forward with complaints.

In October, barristers representing Burr, Karim, Dobbie and Husband tried to ban press coverage of court proceedings until all the cases had concluded – effectively attempting to delay publicity for the best part of a year – by claiming that it would be prejudicial to the defendants.

But Judge Christine Henson rejected the plea after it was challenged by Press Association in the public interest.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2018/07/05/guilty-paedophile-ex-shrewsbury-school-teacher-abused-pupils-as-young-as-12/

Peter Burr who was convicted of abuse at Christ’s Hospital School – his full name is

Peter Phillip De Wharton Burr, 73, of The Square, Kingswear, was a house tutor and physics teacher at a top boarding school.

He was jailed for four years in January after four former pupils came forward to say he had groped them in the 1960s and 1970s.

Burr pleaded guilty to nine counts of indecent assault and said he was “deeply, deeply sorry” for what he had done at Christ’s Hospital in Horsham, Sussex.

His punishment, however, was viewed as far too soft by the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC, who referred the case for top judges to look at again.

At London’s Appeal Court, Lord Justice Davis agreed he had got off too lightly – and upped his jail term to six years seven months.

“PETER PHILIP, DE WHARTON BURR”

Max and Petronella de Wharton Burr with son

Peter  de Wharton Burr (from 1949 group)

Max de Wharton Burr  was his father

His mother Petronilla James

Belmont headmaster Max Burr with his wife Nilla visitng Cambridge

Burr was as mad as any head-master. Complementing his pathological hatred of rabbits and a carefully nurtured  charm to counterbalance his undoubted sadism was his belief that he was handy with a shotgun.

http://www.belmontschool-hassocks.org.uk/history-1920.html

I was able to identify the spot where Taft was shot by Max Burr trying out his new air pistol, and Dunsbier mi found where he had put an arrow through some unfortunate’s leg – although he couldn’t remember the victim’s name. The bloodstains had been grown over. There was a lot of shooting at Belmont in the 1950s.

http://www.belmontschool-hassocks.org.uk/events-2007.html

Peter Burr  writes:

If any OBs are in the Hassocks area, both my parents are buried in Clayton churchyard (my Mother’s ashes in my Father’s grave), and J’s ashes are in the same grave.

After my Mother’s death in 1998 I planted a yew tree in her memory, with a plaque, which is in the churchyard of St Mary’s Streatley on Thames (in front of the church, not behind). Perhaps there are those who might like to pay their respects. [item posted 1 Nov 2010]

Mr Max de Wharton Burr (Brighton College and Jesus College, Cambridge) became Headmaster of Belmont School in 1934

In 1933 Gilbert Evans took on as Assistant Headmaster Max de Wharton Burr

When Max Burr died in 1954, Max Burr’s wife appointed headmaster Christopher Barlow.

Violet Attlee, paedophile Christopher Barlow and Nilla Burr (mother of paedophile Peter Burr), with Clement Attllee, c.1956

However, there was a darker side to Christopher Barlow. He was a paedophile, whose excessive use of the cane made life a misery for many boys at the school. His behaviour would not have been tolerated in a more enlightened age.

Christopher Barlow died in 1990 and Nilla Burr in 1998.

…the last headmaster of the school, who would clearly be imprisoned today as a dangerous paedophile.

http://www.belmontschool-hassocks.org.uk/Harrovian.html

By 1971 numbers had dropped again to 67 and, with massive maintenance bills appearing, the school was running at a serious loss. No buyers could be found with a realistic prospect of continuing to run the school and in 1972 Mrs Burr closed the school and sold the site.

 

Christopher Barlow and Nilla Burr retired to adjacent apartments in Winchester.

 

http://www.belmontschool-hassocks.org.uk/history-1954.html

Belmont School, Hassocks 1904-1972

Mr Christopher Barlow (Stowe and King’s College, Cambridge ), a former Organ Scholar, took over as Headmaster, Mrs Burr remaining as business partner. There were 58 boys in the school in summer term 1958; 75 in 1965; 67 in 1971. There was a change in the most favoured destination schools with Stowe and Sherborne becoming the most prominent.

www.belmontschool-hassocks.org.uk

 

http://www.belmontschool-hassocks.org.uk/Docs/SDL-June-30-31.pdf

 

 

Down Belmont Lane – Belmont School, Hassocks

www.belmontschool-hassocks.org.uk



Science teacher Hudson was allowed to teach despite being a convicted sex offender in the UK when it emerged his details were on a banned list. 

Hudson was found guilty at Croydon Crown Court on five counts of moving and concealing indecent material after an operation by Dover customs officers in 1998.

He was placed on List 99, which gives details of people barred or restricted from the teaching profession due to misconduct or on medical grounds.

And he was also put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for four years with his details being added to East Sussex County Council’s internal restricted list.

But three years later he was allowed to teach girls by Estelle Morris, the Government’s then Education Secretary.

The Care Standards Tribunal backed Ms Morris’s decision and it heard medical evidence that while his feelings towards young boys were “inappropriate”, he had “no interest in girls”.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1890771.Sussex_paedophile_to_be_deported_to_Holland/

January 2008

Paedophile teacher commits suicide

A paedophile teacher due to be extradited to the Netherlands for importing child abuse images has committed suicide.

Keith Hudson, 54, was due to fly to serve five months in a Dutch prison but did not turn up to Heathrow Airport.

Hudson, who ran private tuition company Sussex Learning Centre, had been granted bail on stringent conditions including the payment of a £10,000 security to City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London.

A hearing to order the forfeiture of the money was arranged for today.

But Amelia Nice, for the Dutch authorities, told the court: “He failed to report to Heathrow. It has since been brought to our attention that apparently he has died.

“Apparently he committed suicide.”

Hudson, of Willowmead, Crowborough, has previous convictions in the UK for similar offences, had signed on as a sex offender for four years and been banned from working with boys.

He was found guilty of five counts of moving and concealing indecent material at Croydon Crown Court, following an operation by Dover customs officers in 1998.

A Care Standards Tribunal had heard he was not a risk to girls and limited the court’s earlier ban on teaching all children.

Education bosses at East Sussex County Council issued a warning to all schools in the area after the discovery that he was touting for business.

Then in 2002 he was found guilty of importing and stocking indecent images of boys in the Netherlands between April and December 1999.

However he was not in court for his sentence and a bid for his extradition from this country was later launched.

The disgraced tutor was arrested by Sussex and Met detectives at his home last month.

He lost his fight against his return and a Westminster judge ordered his extradition on December 27 last year.

Hudson was trusted to turn up to Heathrow on January 11 on stringent bail conditions including residence at his home address, daily reporting to police, and to have no contact with any person under 18.

On hearing the report of his death District Judge Quentin Purdy said he required confirmation from a police officer and adjourned the hearing to February 6.

The judge said if he has died the £10,000 would be returned.

September 2002

Porn teacher’s lessons alarm

A convicted sex offender is offering private tuition to young children.

Keith Hudson, found guilty of child abuse images offences in 1998, is advertising classes through his Crowborough-based company Sussex Learning Centre.

Teachers in East Sussex have warned parents to contact them before signing up with external schools and tutors.

Police said Hudson, 49, of Willowmead, Crowborough, is not breaking any law in setting up a private school despite being on the council’s internal restricted list.

They are attempting to close the loophole which allows men like Hudson, who was put on the Sex Offenders’Register for four years following his conviction, to offer their services to children.

Jenni Miller, headteacher of Roselands Infant School in Woodgate Road, Eastbourne, has sent a letter home to parents warning them of the possible threat.

She wrote: “Our attention has been drawn to the fact parents in the Uckfield area have been approached by private tutors offering specialist tuition who are not of an acceptable professional standard and whose motivation for wanting to be a tutor might be dangerous to young people.

“One such organisation about which we have concerns is the Sussex Learning Centre, which has Keith Hudson as principal tutor.

“I have taken the exceptional step of writing to you because I believe the situation is sufficiently serious.”

Hudson was found guilty at Croydon Crown Court on five counts of moving and concealing indecent material following an operation by Dover Customs officers.

Magazines containing indecent photographs of children were discovered in packages sent via the port.

Hudson was also placed on List 99, which gives details of people barred or restricted from the teaching profession due to misconduct or on medical grounds.

Education bosses at East Sussex County Council issued a warning to all schools in the area following the discovery he was touting for business.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “There is a legal loophole which we are trying to close.

“There is nothing stopping Mr Hudson setting up a private teaching school.

“We’ll refer this to the Association of Chief Police Officers.”

Hudson last night said he saw nothing inappropriate in offering private tuition to young children.

Hudson, 49, who runs the Sussex Learning Centre, said he ran a ‘totally professional’ service which was approved by the police and the Government.

And he denied touting for business by circulating leaflets.

He added: “People’s fears are completely groundless. I don’t know what these fears are about.

“My service, in all respects, is extremely professional. It is checked by the police and they have no objection to it continuing.

“It is also checked by specialist agencies, including an advisor to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills.

“I’m sure if people were aware of the facts they would not be worried.”

However, education bosses at East Sussex County Council issued a warning to all schools in the area after discovering he was touting for business.

Hudson insisted he had not circulated leaflets offering one-to-one tuition to children as young as four.

He said: “This information is several years out of date. Most of my clients come through personal recommendations from one parent to another.”

Hudson said the teaching staff at the learning centre consisted of “mostly myself”.

He said he some tutor sessions were held at the learning centre, some at his home.

“They are held wherever parents want them to be held. “

Asked if he informed parents about being on the Sex Offenders Register, he said: “I have been told there is no need to tell parents.”

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1988433.Paedophile_teacher_commits_suicide/

Mr Hudson was convicted and fined in 1998 after being found in possession of magazines featuring indecent images of young boys.

But since then he has been distributing leaflets around a number of Eastbourne primary schools advertising his tutorial service.

Mr Hudson, who said at the time of his conviction that his interest in the magazines was limited to naturism, was removed from the county supply teacher list. He then set up a private tutoring centre called The Sussex Learning Centre.

This side-stepped the need for a criminal records check – a loophole the county council is still urging is closed by the government – four years after it sent letters of warning about Mr Hudson to parents in Eastbourne via local schools.

Hudson confirmed to national media this week that his business was still running. A council spokesman said, ‘This case involves a particular loophole we have previously highlighted, which allows a private tutor to teach children without any Criminal Records Bureau declaration or regulation.

‘We want to see private tuition services regulated, and urge the Minister to review the situation as a matter of utmost importance.’

The spokesman said Hudson had never been employed directly as a teacher by East Sussex County Council, but had police clearance for supply work prior to his conviction.

The spokesman said, ‘He was removed from the ESCC supply teacher list in 1998, as soon as we were aware of his conviction for possession of indecent images.

‘We immediately wrote to our schools telling them of our concerns about his unsuitability to work with children and provided a standard letter schools could use to inform parents.

‘Since his conviction, it has been our view that Mr Hudson was not suitable to work with any children.

‘Parents will find it bizarre that someone convicted of possessing indecent photographs of boys can teach children again.

‘We should all be especially concerned that a loophole like this means that someone with a conviction can set up as a private tutor and parents will often know nothing about their background.’

https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/teacher-still-allowed-to-work-despite-conviction-for-possessing-indecent-images-of-boys-1-1405224

Hudson has set up a “learning centre” based at his home

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/SICKENING!PAEDO%27S+PRIVATE+LESSONS+FOR+KIDS%3B+Police+and+council…-a092502312

Sussex Learning Centre

15 Willowmead
Crowborough, ENG TN6 1LW, United Kingdom

Year Established 1995

https://www.manta.com/ic/mtzfm6y/gb/sussex-learning-centre

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/5124335.Porn_teacher_s_lessons_alarm/

Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley

In September 2005, it was announced that Estelle Morris, would succeed Lady Kennedy of The Shaws as President of the National Children’s Bureau.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estelle_Morris

Her father, Charles, was a former MP and an aide to Harold Wilson. Her uncle, Lord (Alf) Morris of Manchester, was a Labour minister, for the disabled.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/estelle-morris-the-head-teacher-9242576.html

23 OCT 2012

There are now up to nine cases across the country in which male teachers named as paedophiles have been allowed to carry on teaching.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/morris-cleared-sex-case-teacher-18822

Keith Hudson

His conviction dates from 1996 for possessing indecent images of boys. A science teacher from Sussex, Hudson, 52, was added to List 99. But in 2001 Estelle Morris, the education secretary at the time, cleared him to teach in an all-girls school after hearing medical evidence that said that while Hudson’s feelings towards boys were “homosexual, paedophilic and inappropriate”, he had “no interest in girls”.

In an interview with ITV News this weekend, Hudson said he posed no threat to youngsters: “I do not consider I have committed any sex offence – indeed no offence. I think, therefore, I should not be on the list.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jan/16/schools.children

 


Christ’s Hospital School ex-sports coach jailed for sex abuse

9 Aug 2018

Ajaz Karim

A sports teacher at a private school has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for sexually abusing female students.

Ajaz Karim, 63, from Hammersmith, west London, was convicted of nine charges of indecent assault at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham.

Hove Crown Court was told he abused six girls aged 14 to 18 between 1985 and 1993.

He was also found guilty at an earlier hearing of one count of attempted indecent assault.

He is one of a number of teaching staff at the West Sussex school who have been convicted of sexually abusing students.

Karim had claimed during the trial his relationship “with the girls and boys was one of friendship”.

Judge Christine Henson said Karim displayed a “complete disregard” and “continued arrogance” towards his victims, adding: “I’m in no doubt that you used your popularity as a teacher to groom your victims.

“They should have been safe and secure, sadly they were not.

“You have betrayed everything a teacher should stand for.”

He left the school after complaints from four pupils surfaced between 1990 and 1993.

Senior staff came under fire from victims over the way they handled the allegations.

Teachers never reported him to the police and he was initially allowed to carry on working, even with the girls in question.

‘Hugely traumatic’

Reading a victim’s statement, Oliver Dunkin, prosecuting, said the victim was “deeply disappointed” with the school’s handling of the incidents, which made it “hugely traumatic”.

“For 32 years I have lived with the deeply buried memory of events that took place with Mr Karim,” the statement read.

“Until recently I believed the impact had been minimal and I got on and lived my life.”

An NSPCC spokeswoman said Karim displayed a “shocking breach of trust”.

She added: “We hope today’s sentencing provides some sort of closure for those cruelly targeted by Karim.”

Karim was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-45129488


 

Retired teacher Roger Martin leaves Crawley Magistrates’ Court after denying sexually abusing a 10-year boy

Roger Martin today pleaded not guilty at Crawley Magistrates’ Court to  assaulting a boy at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex

18 July 2018

A retired teacher has denied sexually abusing a 10-year-old pupil at a leading private school.

Roger Martin will stand trial after pleading not guilty at Crawley Magistrates’ Court earlier.

The 82-year-old is charged with indecently assaulting a boy at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex, between September and December 1976.

The court heard the allegations involved a “vulnerable and homesick young boy”.

Mr Martin, of Palgrave Road, Great Dunham, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, was investigated by the Sussex Police complex abuse unit after it was contacted with information for the first time in November 2017.

He was granted unconditional bail and is next due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 15 August.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-44877088

The 82-year-old (pictured) will stand trial at Lewes Crown Court after denying indecently assaulting a 10-year-old 

Retired teacher, 82, denies sexually abusing ‘vulnerable and homesick’ boy, 10, at leading private school Christ’s Hospital

  • Roger Martin faces trial after pleading not guilty at Crawley Magistrates’ Court 
  • Charged with indecently assaulting boy at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham 
  • The alleged attack at West Sussex school are said to have taken place in 1970s

18 July 2018

A retired teacher today denied sexually abusing a 10-year-old pupil at a leading private school.

Roger Martin, 82, will stand trial after pleading not guilty at Crawley Magistrates’ Court.

He is charged with indecently assaulting a boy at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex, in the 1970s. The court heard the allegation involved a ‘vulnerable and homesick young boy’.

Dressed in a grey suit and brown shoes, Martin spoke loudly and clearly when he gave his credentials and entered the plea, answering ‘yes indeed’ to confirm he understood the next stage of proceedings.

Mr Martin, of Great Dunham, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, was investigated by the Sussex Police complex abuse unit after it was contacted with information for the first time in November 2017.

He was granted unconditional bail and is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on August 15 at 10am for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5966445/Retired-teacher-82-denies-sexually-abusing-vulnerable-homesick-10-year-old.html

There are various references to Roger Martin throughout this forum. He was a pupil at CH  (1947-55) when I was there and subsequently served on the staff for two discrete spells.

Roger has come to my mind again recently on three counts:

1. I have written about him while reviewing Francis Warner’s Book By the Cam and the Isis in the Old Blue and in the forthcoming edition of the Blue
2. I just happened to be watching the old ITV Remembrance Day service from the 1970s in which he declaimed FWW poetry with great gusto and

Roger must be unique in coming to live at the school on three separate occasions; he will have a sharp insight into the changes that he observed over that period. Coming afresh on each occasion undoubtedly must have reinforced his impressions of CH which will have been different on each and every occasion.

Roger Martin at Christ’s Hospital School: Ba B 47-55, Staff 63-68 and 72-96

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I was taught by Roger Martin certainly as a third former and possibly second form or LE too (Latin and Divinity if memory serves me right)

When I was there Roger was a junior housemaster in Barnes A with Bob Sillett under “Pongo” Littlefield. He left round about the time I was in the LE or GE to teach at a school in Kenya, Starahe (?spelling).

http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1786&start=30

…….


Christ’s Hospital School where 5 teachers have been jailed for CSA:

http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-05/two-more-christs-hospital-teachers-found-guilty-of-sex-attacks-on-pupils/

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Nigella, Lord Nigel Lawson, Tom Lawson

5 May 2015

Tom Lawson, son of Lord Lawson and half-brother of Nigella, was educated at Eton before going to Oxford, and is now deputy head of Christ’s Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/general-election-2015-photographic-history-of-bullingdon-club-tracked-down-including-new-picture-of-10224679.html

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Leon Brittan, Lord Lawson, Keith Joseph

Lord Lawson say Police should stop funding investigations into historical abuse.

22/11/2015


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Lord Lawson’s daughter-in-law, Rosa Monckton, was good friends with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. She has numerous numbers in Jeffrey Epstein’s back book. Tom Lawson’s half-brother, Dominic Lawson, married Rosa Monckton

Rosa Monckton married to Nigel Lawson’s son, speaking about close friend and paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein:

“He’s very enigmatic,” Rosa Monckton told Vanity Fair in 2003. Monckton was the former British CEO of Tiffany & Co. and confidante to the late Princess Diana. She was also a close friend of Epstein’s since the 1980s. “He never reveals his hand . . . He’s a classic iceberg. What you see is not what you get.”

Both profiles intimated that Epstein had a predilection for young women but never went further.

Rosa Monckton recalls Epstein telling her that her daughter, Domenica, who suffers from Down syndrome, needed the sun, and that Rosa should feel free to bring her to his house in Palm Beach anytime.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2003/03/jeffrey-epstein-200303

https://nypost.com/2016/10/09/the-sex-slave-scandal-that-exposed-pedophile-billionaire-jeffrey-epstein/

Rosa Monckton’s aunt was good friends with Jimmy Savile

[Jimmy Savile with Central Remedial Clinic founder Lady Valerie Goulding (Monckton)]

From left:..An Taoiseach Charles Haughey TD..Lady Valerie Goulding (Monckton) of the Central Remedial Clinic..Jimmy Savile.



  • Some students were sent from Christ Hospital School to paedophile Bishop Peter Ball for punishment.

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http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?t=4549&start=45

alun;

The current headmaster (since 2016) at Eastbourne College is Tom Lawson, half-brother of Nigela and son of the Tory grandee Nigel who argued that no funds should be ploughed into historical child sex allegations.

Tom Lawson came to Eastbourne College from Christ’s Hospital where no fewer than 5 teachers have been convicted for CSA and where a common punishment used to be to send pupils down to Peter Ball’s house!

  • Some students were sent from Christ Hospital School to paedophile Bishop Peter Ball for punishment.

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http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?t=4549&start=45

Another director of Eastbourne College was Alison ‘Butterfingers’ Saunders (2008 – 2014). Despite the collapse of an unprecedented number of abuse cases during her watch as DPP, she still insists she has done a good job:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5568129/Under-fire-CPS-boss-Alison-Saunders-NOT-contract-renewed.html

 

10 Dec 1991 – Letter from Peter Ball to Enoch Powell

alun:

The address on that note from Bishop Ball to Enoch Powell is significant: It is the postal address for Eastbourne College, where Peter Ball was on the BOD between 1991 and 1992, a school ravaged by cases of child sexual abuse.

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4406562/Two-ex-Eastbourne-College-teachers-sexually-assaulted-boy.html

 

Two retired teachers who sexually assaulted a boy while they taught at his college are jailed for a total of 17 years

  • Ex-history teacher Andrew Boxer, 67, was sentenced to 15 years in jail
  • Ex-music teacher Graham Jones, 63, was jailed for two years 
  • Both taught at Eastbourne College, East Sussex, at the time of the abuse, while the victim was a pupil there

Andrew Boxer and Graham Jones were both convicted of several counts of indecently assaulting the same boy between 1988 and 1993, following a week-long trial.

Former history teacher Boxer, 67, was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for seven counts of indecent assault – six at the same address in Eastbourne, East Sussex and another in Cambridge.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4406562/Two-ex-Eastbourne-College-teachers-sexually-assaulted-boy.html

 

The current headmaster (since 2016) at Eastbourne College is Tom Lawson, half-brother of Nigela and son of the Tory grandee Nigel who argued that no funds should be ploughed into historical child sex allegations.

Yet another director of Eastbourne College (1991 – 2004) was the Duke Of Devonshire Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, another close friend of Savile, BigEars and Bishop Ball, seen here giving Savile a silly handshake:

Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo

A punishment at Christ’s Hospital School was to be sent down for a few nights at Peter Ball’s house. I wonder whether those sending them down knew what their fate might be? And who were his ‘special friends’?

It would appear Tom Lawson was what is referred to as a ‘safe pair of hands’, stumbling from one paedo school to the next. He also worked at Winchester College for 15 years, where John Smyth QC abused boys:


EXCLUSIVE: Bullingdon Club 1996- Tom Lawson, the arms dealer's son and the 'mayhem' that took 30 cops to shut down
The former Chancellor’s son was part of a Bullingdon set that caused ‘mayhem’ at a party in Kingston Blount that required 30 police officers to clear up.

EXCLUSIVE: Bullingdon Club 1996- Tom Lawson, the arms dealer’s son and the ‘mayhem’ that took 30 cops to shut down

https://www.byline.com/project/30/article/700

Mr Hughes has now indicated that new complainants came forward following the media coverage of Peter Ball’s sentencing. It was considered that it was not in the public interest to pursue these cases, as Peter Ball has recently been incarcerated.

 

Peter Ball would pray naked with them at the altar and encourage them to submit to beatings. At least five more victims were schoolchildren.
Christ’s Hospital School supports Prince Charles’ Prince’s Trust
…the Prince’s Trust said: “We would like to thank the Christ’s Hospital community for all that you have done over the past year for fundraising so much for The Prince’s Trust as part of your Chapel Charities commitment.

 Former Christ’s Hospital teacher charged with historic sex offence

16 July 2018
A former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School has been charged with an historic sexual offence against a pupil. Police said Roger Martin, retired, of Palgrave Rd, Great Dunham, Kings Lynn, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy at the school. The 82-year-old has been served with a summons to appear at Crawley Magistrates Court on July 18.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “This is a separate case to those of five other former teachers from the same School, who have already been subject of separate criminal proceedings – three have been convicted and sentenced and two have been convicted and await sentencing. “The prosecution follows an investigation by officers from the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit after information was received for the first time in November 2017.

https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/crime/former-christ-s-hospital-teacher-charged-with-historic-sex-offence-1-8569431

He is accused of assaulting a 10-year-old boy at the school between September and December 1976

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-44848411

He is an Old Blue who left in 1955.
He returned to teach and be assistant house master of Prep A in 1963.

After a couple of years he went to Strahe (Starehe) School in Kenya and then returned to CH a couple of years later.

http://chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5166&p=140860&hilit=roger+martin#p140860

STAREHE UK ASSOCIATION – Fundraising and support for Starehe Boys’ Centre and Starehe Girls’ Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Roger Martin Director appointed   16 Nov 1991

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/00968223/STAREHE-UK-ASSOCIATION/companies-house-data

http://www.starehe.org/appeal/hrh_the_princess_royal.html

Griffin gave me his biography by Roger Martin, one time his deputy.

Roger Martin, a former Starehe head and author of the book Anthem of Bugles

The first and most significant history of the school was written by a former volunteer teacher: Roger Martin, Anthem of Bugles: The Story of Starehe Boys’ Centre and School (Nairobi, 1978)

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A particularly productive connection was made with Christ’s Hospital in Britain, a school similarly run on public school lines but with an intake of children based on a range of — arguably dubious — charitable criteria. Volunteers such as Peter Attenborough introduced many of Christ’s customs while others such as Roger Martin developed long-lasting connections which would see him publish Starehe’s first history, Anthem of Bugles, in 1978.

https://academic.oup.com/past/article/233/1/227/2915153

 


Christ’s Hospital School teacher jailed for pupil rape

13  July 2018

A former teacher at a top independent school in West Sussex has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for a string of sex offences including rape.

James Husband, 68, from York, was convicted of raping a 15-year-old pupil at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham.

He was also found guilty at an earlier hearing at Hove Crown Court of five indecent assault charges on the girl.

During the trial, the court heard Husband told the girl: “It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy,” before raping her.

Husband, of Wigginton, is the fifth Christ’s Hospital School teacher to be convicted of sexually abusing students.

His crimes spanned a period of more than 30 years and involved 22 victims.

His co-defendant and a former head of house at the school Gary Dobbie, 66, of Albi, France, was convicted of 15 counts involving multiple offences against six boys and two girls as young as 12.

Dobbie, formerly of Hereford, was teaching at independent Shrewsbury School, in Shropshire, at the time of his arrest in 2016.

He has yet to be sentenced.

Jurors heard the abuse took place between 1990 and 2001 and that both men were friends and used to laugh together about their abuse.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-44817719


Christ’s Hospital teacher faces further sexual abuse allegations

5 July 2018

Prosecutor Eloise Marshall then told the court there were “outstanding matters” against Dobbie as “two other complainants had come forward during the course of the trial”. 

Gary Dobbie was found guilty was found guilty of 15 counts involving multiple offences against six boys and two girls as young as 12 between 1998 and 2001

Investigations are ongoing and no charges have so far been brought. Police have confirmed they are both former school pupils

Husband will be sentenced on July 13. A date is yet to be set for Dobbie

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/16336070.christs-hospital-teacher-faces-further-sexual-abuse-allegations/

Two former teachers at Christ’s Hospital ​​school guilty of abusing pupils

Gary Dobbie and James Husband face jail as number of ex-staff convicted reaches five

5 July 2018

Two more teachers who worked at a top private school are facing jail after being found guilty of sexually abusing pupils.

Five teachers from Christ’s Hospital school have now been convicted after police investigated complaints made by 22 former students.

A jury of seven women and five men at Hove crown court deliberated for 25 hours and 43 minutes before returning their verdicts on the 21 counts against James Husband and Gary Dobbie on Thursday.

The two men, who were friends, would laugh together about their crimes, which took place over the course of 13 years while they lived and worked at the school in Horsham, West Sussex, the court was told.

Dobbie and Husband looked straight ahead from the dock and did not react as the verdicts were read out. The NSPCC described them as “predatory and calculated”

Peter Webb and Peter Burr were both jailed in the last year after admitting committing offences at the school between the 1960s and 1980s. Ajaz Karim was found guilty in April of assaulting six girls between 1985 and 1993 and is due to be sentenced in August.

Husband, 68, of Wigginton in York, was convicted of one count of rape and five of indecently assaulting a girl as young as 14 between 1990 and 1994. He had claimed they had “consensual sex” once when she was 16.

He told a 15-year-old pupil: “It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy,” before raping her, the court heard.

Afterwards, he confided in Dobbie about the encounter, who later joked with the girl that she had “beard rash”, indicating that he knew what had happened, the court heard. He also indecently assaulted the same pupil later on.

Husband’s victim described being “disgusted with herself” and said she felt suicidal. She reported him to the school’s chaplain but no action was taken. She said her mother did not believe her story.

Husband left the school after it emerged he was having a consensual affair with a 17-year-old pupil who was not underage and not a complainant in the case.

The married father, whose children were attending the school at the time, “deceived” senior staff by embarking on the affair, jurors heard. The former tutor and head of department talked about the “spur-of-the-moment” encounter which involved several instances leading from holding hands and kissing to sex.

Giving evidence in his defence, he spoke of his desire to kiss her during a period when he felt disgruntled with how the school was being run.

In a diary entry read to the court, the girl said: “Told too many people at school then decided to go for it. The fling. So got off with him on Saturday night. The most amazing thing. Happy.”

Dobbie, 66, of Albi in France and formerly of Hereford, was found guilty of 15 counts involving multiple offences against six boys and two girls as young as 12 between 1998 and 2001.

He was teaching at independent Shrewsbury school in Shropshire at the time of his arrest in 2016.

Dobbie groomed pupils by hosting dinner parties with favourite students at his house in the school grounds, the court heard. He would ply them with whisky and wine while encouraging them to talk about their sexual encounters.

At one of the gatherings, a victim recalls a man who also attended as a guest rating the boys in order of their attractiveness, to Dobbie’s “delight”.

On another occasion, after giving a girl alcohol, she came out of the bathroom to find Dobbie had undone his trousers and was “grinning at her”. Fearing that he wanted to have sex, she left the property.

After she left the school, she told her mother, who phoned housemaster Neil Flemming but no action was taken.

He took a boy as young as 12 to a bedroom, telling him to take off his breeches and underwear while Dobbie performed a sex act on himself, the court heard. Another boy recalls falling asleep on his sofa and waking up to find him kneeling beside him with his hand in his shirt.

Dobbie also helped to raise money for another pupil, who was abused over a period of six years, to take a gap year after leaving school and assaulted him when he returned for a visit.

Sussex police began investigating teachers at the school in 2016 after allegations were made about Husband.

Publicity around the prosecutions prompted several more former pupils to come forward with complaints.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/05/two-former-teachers-christs-hospital-school-guilty-abusing-pupils

In October, barristers representing Burr, Karim, Dobbie and Husband tried to ban press coverage of court proceedings until all the cases had concluded – effectively attempting to delay publicity for the best part of a year – by claiming that it would be prejudicial to the defendants.

But Judge Christine Henson rejected the plea after it was challenged by Press Association in the public interest.

Husband and Dobbie will be sentenced at a later date.


James Husband and Gary Dobbie trial is ongoing, but no further reporting by MSM since 15 June 2018

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Christ’s Hospital School: Rape accused tells of affair with 17-year-old

!5 June 2018

A former private school teacher accused of raping a 15-year-old girl has told of an affair with another student.

James Husband, 68, recalled the consensual liaison with a 17-year-old girl at Christ’s Hospital School while giving evidence in his trial.

Hove Crown Court heard he was married and his children attended the school during the “spur of the moment” affair.

He and co-defendant Gary Dobbie, ex-head of house at the Horsham school, both deny sexually abusing pupils.

Mr Husband, of Wigginton in York, denies four counts of rape and five of indecently assaulting a different pupil when she was as young as 14 between 1990 and 1994 while he taught at the prestigious school.

Mr Dobbie, 68, of Albi in France and formerly of Hereford, faces a string of allegations against six boys and two girls as young as 12 between 1998 and 2001.

He denies 12 counts of indecently assaulting four boys and two girls, attempting to indecently assault a boy and two counts of indecency with a child.

He was teaching at independent Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, at the time of his arrest in 2016.

Mr Husband left his job as a history teacher when it emerged he was having a consensual affair with the 17-year-old pupil who was not underage and is not a complainant in the case, jurors were told.

Giving evidence, he told the court there were several instances with the girl – from holding hands and kissing to sex – but said he did not consider it a relationship.

During cross-examination, the court heard him describe the moment he kissed the student on the lips after a disco at night in the school grounds.

He said: “I can see her in my mind’s eye looking up at me. I can remember the kiss.

“The look on her face suggested that she wanted me to.

“I wanted to kiss her.”

In a diary entry read to the court, the girl said: “Told too many people at school then decided to go for it. The fling.

“So got off with him on Saturday night. The most amazing thing. Happy.”

Mr Husband later conceded to the court that he had had sex with two 17-year-olds.

Addressing the charges involving the other girl which he denies, claiming they had consensual sex once when she was 16, he said: “I don’t know why [the alleged victim] has brought these allegations against me.”

Jurors previously heard he had told the girl when she was 15: “It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy,” before raping her.

The trial continues.


Hove Court  listings 14 June 2018

 

MSM seems to have stopped reporting on the Christ’s Hopsital School’s paedophile trial re: Gary Dobbie.  Last news report was on  1 June 2018, but case is ongoing (Dobbie being tried with James Husband)

www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/crown-court-lists-hearing-results.php

Court hears of ex-Shrewsbury School teacher’s 13 years of alleged child sex abuse

A former Shrewsbury School teacher accused of child sexual offences joked with a girl who had been raped by one of his colleagues, a court heard.

 

Gary Dobbie was working at Shrewsbury School when he was arrested on child sex abuse charges in 2016

Gary Dobbie told the 15-year-old girl that she had “beard rash”, indicating he knew what had happened, jurors were told on Thursday.

Dobbie, head of house at Christ’s Hospital School in the 1990s, was allegedly told about the encounter by history teacher James Husband,

Husband told the pupil “It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy” before raping her, the court heard.

The victim reported Husband to the Horsham school’s chaplain but no action was taken. Even her mother did not believe her story, Hove Crown Court heard.

Years of alleged abuse

The pair, who both worked at the prestigious West Sussex school and lived in the grounds, are standing trial after denying sexually abusing eight pupils over the course of 13 years.

Dobbie, aged 66, was teaching at Shrewsbury School at the time of his arrest in 2016.

Eloise Marshall, prosecuting, told the court victims believed the teachers would “laugh” together about their exploits.

Husband, 68, of Wigginton in York, denies four counts of rape and five of indecently assaulting a girl as young as 14 between 1990 and 1994. He claims they had “consensual sex” once when she was 16.

He left the school after it emerged he was having a consensual affair with a different pupil who was not underage and not a complainant in the case, Ms Marshall said.

The girl’s diary entries suggested they had sex in Husband’s study – which is where he is accused of abusing his alleged victim, the court heard.

Eight victims

Dobbie, of Albi in France and formerly of Hereford, faces a string of allegations against six boys and two girls as young as 12 between 1998 and 2001.

He denies 12 counts of indecently assaulting four boys and two girls, attempting to indecently assault a boy and two counts of indecency with a child.

Ms Marshall said: “Both the men knew each other and there is some evidence to suggest that they discussed what they were doing.”

Husband’s alleged victim “lay there like a rag doll” while he raped her and waited for it to be over, the court heard.

It became so frequent she began to “hate” what was happening, was “disgusted with herself” and was suicidal, Ms Marshall said.

‘Grooming’

Dobbie “groomed” pupils, by hosting dinner parties at his house in the school grounds with “favourite” students, jurors were told. He would allegedly ply them with whisky and wine while talk about their sexual encounters was “encouraged”.

At one of the gatherings an alleged victim recalls a man who also attended as a guest rating the boys in order of their attractiveness, to Dobbie’s “delight”, Ms Marshall said.

On another occasion after giving a girl alcohol, she came out of the bathroom to find Dobbie had undone his trousers and was “grinning at her”, the court heard. Fearing he wanted to have sex, she left the property.

She told her mother after she moved on from the school who phoned housemaster Neil Flemming but no action was taken, Ms Marshall said.

When questioned by police, Dobbie branded the claims “totally untrue”.

The trial heard how he took a boy as young as 12 to a bedroom and told him to take off his breeches and underwear while Dobbie performed a sex act on himself.

Another recalls falling asleep on Dobbie’s sofa and waking up to find him kneeling beside him with his hand in his shirt, Ms Marshall said.

The teacher even helped raise money for another pupil – allegedly abused over a period of six years – to take a gap year after leaving school but assaulted him when he returned for a visit, the court heard.

Founded in the 16th century, Christ’s Hospital charges boarders up to £31,500 a year and counts Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, and poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge as alumni.

Pupils still wear a Tudor-style uniform consisting of a long blue coat and high yellow socks.

The trial, expected to last six weeks, continues.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2018/06/01/court-hears-of-ex-shrewsbury-school-teachers-13-years-of-alleged-child-sex-abuse/


Ajaz Karim

‘Smarmy’ sports coach is convicted of sexually abusing six girls from 14 to 18 at top private school

  • Ajaz Karim, 63, is convicted of seven counts of indecent and attempted assault
  • The former sports coach labelled his victims at Christ’s Hospital School ‘liars’ 
  • Former Eton College coach is the third Christ’s teacher convicted of sex assault

A sports coach who was employed at some of the UK’s top private schools and clubs has been convicted of indecently assaulting students.

Ajaz Karim, 63, has been found guilty of assaulting young girls at the prestigious Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex.

The once Ugandan refugee, a former pupil at the school whose education was funded by Sir Barnes Wallis, also coached at Eton College and The Queen’s Club.

A jury convicted the ex-coach of seven charges of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault, at Brighton Crown Court on Thursday. The jury is deliberating on a further two indecent assault charges.

Karim’s victims were all aged between 14 and 18 when he taught them between 1985 and 1993.

The jury heard how Karim, of Hammersmith, west London, massaged a student’s ‘virtually naked body’ while she lay face down on the floor of his locked study.

Another girl was pushed up against a wall and kissed by her predatory teacher.

He claimed he was using alternative therapy the Bowen Technique and was teaching them breathing exercises to help when playing sports.

During cross-examination, he admitted he had no qualifications for the practice.

Senior staff at the school came under fire from the victims over the way they handled the allegations at the time.

Karim was not reported to the police and was initially allowed to carry on working – and teaching the girls in question.

Karim left the school after complaints from four pupils surfaced between 1990 and 1993.

He is the school’s third former teacher to be convicted of sexual abuse.

Divorced Karim, was seen as a school ‘success story’ because he was a refugee, gained a scholarship and returned to teach there, while also working at Champneys health club in London, and later at Eton College, Queen’s Club, and The Hurlingham Club.

His fees were even paid for by alumnus Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb.

But the coach, described as ‘smarmy’ by his victims, went on to have ‘wholly unnecessary’ physical contact with students.

One of his victims told how he was laughing as she ran away after he tried to ‘snog her’ and she was shocked by his audacity.

Another said Karim spread rumours about her after she complained, which turned other pupils against her.

She said the experience had forced her to write off a large ‘chunk’ of her life.

Karim dismissed the allegations, saying he was friendly with students and there was nothing sexual in their relationships.

Former Christ's Hospital School headmaster Richard Poulton leaving Brighton Crown Court with his wife, after Ajaz Karim, 63, denies nine charges of indecent assault

Former Christ’s Hospital School headmaster Richard Poulton leaving Brighton Crown Court with his wife, after Ajaz Karim, 63, denies nine charges of indecent assault

Instead of admitting his crimes, Karim branded his victims liars, even accusing one of being a ‘manipulative’ attention seeker.

He said he was a ‘really good looking man at the time’ and was ‘offended’ anyone suggested he was attracted to her.

His 26-year-old son and ex-wife sat in the back of the court when Judge Christine Henson QC said he will face a lengthy prison sentence and remanded him in custody. He did not react.

Simon Reid, the school’s current headteacher, said: ‘We are deeply sorry that the offences committed by Ajaz Karim almost 30 years ago occurred here at Christ’s Hospital.

‘Child sexual abuse is an appalling violation of trust which can continue to have an impact on its victims long after it takes place.

‘We would like to thank those former pupils whose courage and strength meant that this individual will now finally face justice.’

He said the school’s safeguarding policy has been improved since the time of the offences and that ‘any allegations arising now would be dealt with in a very different way’.

Karim is the third Christ’s Hospital teacher to be convicted after ex-housemaster Peter Webb, 74, was jailed for four years after pleading guilty to 11 counts of indecently assaulting four boys, the youngest of whom was 11, over a decade during the 1970s and 1980s.

Retired teacher Peter Burr, 73, was also jailed for four years in January after admitting nine counts of indecently assaulting four boys aged 11 to 14 at the school between 1969 and 1973.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5635079/Prestigious-Christs-Hospital-School-teacher-convicted-historic-sex-assaults-students.html

Karim denied the 10 charges, and branded his victims liars.

Judge Henson said Karim would not be sentenced before 23 July.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-43825607

Karim did not react as the guilty verdicts were announced. His son and ex-wife sat in the back of the court.

Divorced Karim, who has a 26-year-old son, described himself as an “arrogant young coach” whose job was to “bring out the potential in students”.

He was seen as a school “success story” because he was a refugee, gained a scholarship and returned to teach there while also working at Champneys health club in London, and later at Eton College, Queen’s Club, and The Hurlingham Club.

His fees were even paid for by alumnus Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16171306.Private_school_sports_coach_convicted_of_indecently_assaulting_girls/

 Christ’s Hospital abuse accused ‘used alternative therapy’

13 Apr 2018

A sports coach accused of indecently assaulting pupils at a private school told a court there was nothing sexual in his actions as he was using a specialist sports injury technique.

Brighton Crown Court heard Ajaz Karim, 63, of Hammersmith, denies the 10 charges against him.

He said he practised an alternative therapy on pupils at Christ’s Hospital School called the Bowen technique.

“There was absolutely not anything sexual,” he said.

Mr Karim, of Baron’s Court Road, denies nine indecent assaults and one attempted indecent assault against six girls aged 14 to 18 between 1985 and 1993.

He told the jury: “My relationship with the girls and boys was one of friendship. I wanted to treat them like young adults. I was approachable.

“Teachers at Christ’s Hospital were like gods. You really could not approach them.

“There was a saying, if Mr Karim teases you that means he likes you.”

Former headmaster Richard Poulton has told the court Mr Karim was a Christ’s Hospital “success story” because he arrived as a refugee, went on to be educated at the Horsham school on a scholarship and later returned as staff.

Mr Karim described how President Idi Amin expelled Asians from Uganda in 1972 and his family arrived in the UK, adding: “We had lost everything.”

The court has heard claims he had unnecessary contact with students including giving one a massage while she was virtually naked and pushing another against a wall and kissing her.

Giving evidence, Mr Karim said he carried out some one-to-one sessions to teach students breathing exercises and on occasion would touch their shoulders with his thumbs or pressed on their lower backs.

He said he never touched them while they were naked or gave them massages.

Mr Karim also denied locking students in his study and claimed never to have known one of the complainants.

He said he did not recall some of the alleged incidents as it was a long time ago.

The court heard he was warned by the headmaster in 1990 not to talk to the girls when they were on their own and he “unfortunately” disobeyed this when he spoke to an alleged victim because he felt she needed help.

He said the situation then became difficult because he felt he was “treated like a criminal”, adding: “It broke my relationship with a wonderful headmaster. I really don’t know why I did that.”

The trial continues.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-43754461

Allegations against Christ’s Hospital School teacher ‘dealt with in-house as he was success story’

12 Apr 2019

A top public school headmaster took a “soft” approach to allegations a sports coach was inappropriate with female pupils because he was a “success story”, a court heard.

Richard Poulton, headmaster of Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham between 1987 and 1996, told Brighton Crown Court on Thursday complaints against Ajaz Karim were dealt with “in-house” because he was a popular teacher who had been a Ugandan refugee and former pupil.

The 63-year-old, of Hammersmith, West London, denies nine charges of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against six girls aged 14 to 18 at the school between 1985 and 1993.

Allegations include him massaging a student’s “virtually naked body” while she lay face down on the floor of his locked study and pushing another up against a wall and kissing her on the lips.

Mr Poulton told jurors he knew of complaints from four pupils over three years before asking for Karim’s resignation. He said he made it “absolutely clear” to Karim his behaviour was unacceptable after the first two were made in 1990.

Then the father of another student wrote to Mr Poulton in 1992, claiming Karim was making unwanted visits to his daughter’s room.

Karim left the school in 1993 after what Mr Poulton branded the “last straw” – when another student said she complained of inappropriate massages and kissing.

Dressed in a blue pin-stripe suit, white shirt, blue tie, and using a walking stick, Mr Poulton apologised on several occasions for the “vagueness” of his memory.

When asked why he did not sack Karim, the 75-year-old said: “[Asking for his resignation] was perhaps a soft way of bringing our contract to an end.In many ways he was very popular. He was a success story in Christ’s Hospital terms having come to us as a refugee and being given an education [before returning to teach].”

The school continued to pay his salary for another month after he left.

Mr Poulton said he had no knowledge of any of the allegations being “sexual”, describing the complaints as those of “over familiarity”, “undue physicality” and a “threat of massage”.

He said police and social services were not involved and claimed deputy head Elizabeth Cairncross – now the principal of Wells Cathedral School in Somerset – mainly handled the complaints and would deal with anything of a “female” or “intimate” nature from students.

He added: “It was totally dealt with by school masters and school mistresses and denied by Mr Karim.”

When asked if he knew one of the claims involved Karim giving a student a “full frontal body massage”, he said: “Outrageous, I never heard that alleged. I would have reported that to the police even though that was not protocol at that time.”

But in a letter to solicitors acting on behalf of Karim in October 1993 – a month after he left – Mr Poulton, referring to complaints by students, said: “Despite possible interpretations of its very explicit contents, I did not charge Mr Karim with sexual harassment.”

When asked in defence cross-examination if he was “covering his back” with the letter, Mr Poulton said: “I didn’t see and don’t see it was covering my back. I hope I did what was right in the circumstances.

Mr Poulton said the school had no written rule against teachers touching female pupils because it was “so obvious” and “common sense”, adding: “It was absolutely clear that it was forbidden.”

The trial continues on Friday.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16156068.Allegations_against_teacher___39_dealt_with_in_house_as_he_was_success_story__39_/

10 Apr 2018

Christ’s Hospital School ‘warned girl of her name going in press over coach kissing allegations’

A top private school warned a “vulnerable” teenage pupil her name could appear in the press if they dealt publicly with allegations a sports coach kissed her, a court heard.

An alleged victim claims she was given two options by Christ’s Hospital School when her complaint about Ajaz Karim was brought to their attention – for the matter to be handled “very publicly” with her running the risk of being identified, or for him to be asked to leave the school.

Footage of the woman’s police interview was played to Brighton Crown Court on Tuesday as she discussed a series of alleged incidents in around 1992 or 1993 at the Horsham public school.

Karim, 63, of Hammersmith, West London, denies nine charges of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against six girls aged 14 to 18 at the school between 1985 and 1993.

He has since worked at Eton College, Queen’s Club, The Hurlingham Club, as well as the London branches of Champneys and Credit Suisse.

During the interview in May 2016, the woman told officers she started having “special (coaching) sessions” with Karim and he kept “name-dropping celebrities” when talking about his work at Champneys health club.

She said he started giving her massages while she was partially naked, telling police: “When you trust somebody, you go with it. He was a teacher, he was helping me.”

On another occasion he pushed her up against a wall in a boarding house, the court heard.

She said: “He kissed me on my face and then on my mouth. And I couldn’t move my arms because he was holding them.”

The following academic year she said she agreed to let a friend tell the senior management team – headmaster Richard Poulton, deputy head Elizabeth Cairncross and housemaster Bob Sillett – on the condition her name was not given and no action was taken.

She said she felt “ashamed and uncomfortable” and only wanted the matter on record should anyone else come forward in the future. But her friend said the teachers knew it was her and that other complaints had already been made.

Jurors heard how she was asked to speak to Mr Sillett in the evening and write a statement.

She said: “(He told me) I have a choice. We can either go very public. His (Karim’s) name would be dragged through the press. I was told he was married and has a young family.”

But she said there was an implication her name could be published, adding: “It was just completely not what a 17 or 18-year-old who was trying to do the right thing wanted to hear.

“Or (I was told) we can make it known to him that you have come forward and make him resign.”

She said she chose the latter, adding: “I completely put my trust in them (the school) that they had my best interests at heart.”

Afterwards she said she felt “very isolated” when Karim continued to teach her, claiming others were “frustrated” with her when he then left because they had “listened to a load of waffle he had told them”.

She added: “The whole thing was really poorly handled.

“It has taken me a really long time to get my head around it. I have written off a chunk of my life because of my experience.”

Mrs Cairncross – who worked at the school between 1986 and 2000 – described the alleged victim as “vulnerable” and said she was the third girl she was aware of who had complained about Karim.

Giving evidence, the current principal of Wells Cathedral School in Somerset told the court she was Christ Hospital’s designated child protection officer at the time of the allegations but headmaster Mr Poulton was in charge of safeguarding.

She said she “could not recall” when the first two girls – who spoke to her together – made the complaints but during a meeting staff held with Karim he “strongly denied” the allegations and was “defensive”.

She said after the third complaint was made, Karim was on what would now be described as a “final warning”, adding: “He was told to leave the school. He was dismissed.”

The trial continues.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16149913.School___39_warned_girl_of_her_name_going_in_press_over_coach_kissing_allegations__39_/

JPCT 311213 S14020019x Roger Sillett MBE, Billingshurst -photo by Steve Cobb

Freemason Bob Sillett

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Dr Robert David Taylor Sillett, MBE

‘It has been a great honour for me to have been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. The citation is for services to the community and helping others.

All my many friends in Freemasonry both Provincially, Nationally and Internationally have been very supportive of one aspect of my work since retirement in 2001. It was very clear to me at the time that there was a void in my life that needed filling. Raising money for Down Syndrome Education International has been one area and I thank all those Freemasons who have helped me raise a lot of money through my presentations in several degrees.

‘Serving the needs of others was constantly in my mind during my professional career at Christ’s Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Sillett from Billingshurst is made an MBE by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.  Thursday May 1, 2014

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Robert David Sillett

Board Member at Downs Education International

Experience

Position, Academic Staff – CH Publications

President – Band

Position, Academic Staff – Switzerland

Position, Staff – Christ’s Hospital

Deputy Head – Christ’s Hospital

Affiliations

Member of the Building Committee – Sports Centre

Recent News

Bob Sillett Bob has been nominated to carry the Olympic Flame with Lloyds TSB in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. Bob Sillett retired from teaching in 2001 …

Bob Sillett Bob has been nominated to carry the Olympic Flame with Lloyds TSB in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. Bob Sillett retired from teaching in 2001 after 38 years of service ending his career as deputy head at Christ’s Hospital School, a school for disadvantaged children. Since then he has lectured all over the world and raised over £50,000 for the Downs Educational Research Trust which works to support children with Downs Syndrome with their learning. He is now a Director of Downs Education International.He is also a governor at Christ’s Hospital School, a Chairman of the Trustees at Dauxwood Pre-school in Billingshurst West Sussex and a mentor to hundreds of former pupils of his school.

http://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/new-year-honours-for-2014/

Former Deputy Head of Christ’s Hospital, Dr Robert Sillett (pictured) has become an MBE for services to the local community and to charity.Dr Sillett was appoin…

CHA and Christ’s Hospital-related Events

The Chairman was Bob Sillett, the Responder was Harriet Griffiths (nee Richmond) and the Chief Steward was Ian Rodgers. Bob Sillett in front of the CH Dining Ha…

Bob Sillett, from Billingshurst, was awarded an MBE earlier this week for his charity work.

On my compulsory retirement in 2001, at the relatively young age of 61 I found adjustment to life outside the school difficult. A conscious decision was taken to become involved again in as many areas as possible. Part time teaching, academic coaching, serving on many committees and being a trustee of many organisations. The range was considerable from being a director and trustee of Downs Education

International, the Benevolent Society of Blues, involvement in the church initially at Billingshurst and now at Wisborough Green and being a holding trustee at the remarkably efficient Dauxwood Pre-school in Billingshurst,

I was appointed to the academic staff of Christ’s Hospital in September 1963. I was on the staff for 38 years and covered a whole range of roles within the school – rugby coach, cricket coach, science teacher, careers master, housemaster and finally deputy head. It was in my capacity as a housemaster for 14 years I was made very aware of my responsibility of caring for the boys in my boarding housemany of whom were from single parent backgrounds.

https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/billingshurst-man-reacts-to-mbe-recognition-1-5782067


Top private school allowed teacher to continue working after sex assault allegations

File photo dated 03/05/18 of Ajaz Karim, who will stand trial at Brighton Crown Court, where he is accused of sexually abusing students at a top private school between 1985 and 1993. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ajaz Karim

Apr 9 2018

Christ’s Hospital School ‘failed to report sexual abuse claim’

A private school did not report to police allegations that a sports teacher sexually assaulted a pupil, a court has heard.

Ajaz Karim, from west London, denies a string of indecent assaults on teenage pupils at Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex, from 1985 to 1993.

Senior staff at the school were aware of the claims against Mr Karim, a former pupil told Brighton Crown Court.

The 63-year-old is accused of carrying out “wholly unnecessary” massages.

Prosecutor Eloise Marshall said that, between 1985 and 1987, Mr Karim massaged a 14-year-old girl’s “virtually naked body” and touched her inappropriately after telling her to lie face down on the floor of his locked study.

His alleged victim said she first confided in a school friend a year or two later and then spoke to teachers about four years after she said the encounter happened.

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Elizabeth Cairncross

The court heard the school’s headmaster from 1987 to 1996, Richard Poulton, had been given a “detailed statement” of the girl’s complaint, and Elizabeth Cairncross – the deputy head between 1985 and 2000, who is now the principal of Wells Cathedral School in Somerset – was also aware.

Speaking from behind a screen, the alleged victim said: “Mr Karim touched my body in ways that made me feel deeply uncomfortable. Of that I am certain.

“As far as I am aware no report was made to the police by the school.”

Mr Karim is accused of nine indecent assaults and one attempted indecent assault against six girls aged 14 to 18.

Another alleged victim told the jury there was “no misunderstanding” that he tried to kiss her when they were alone.

She said Mr Karim had told her he wanted to “give her a treat” for doing well in a sports session.

“There is no doubt in my mind he tried to kiss me. As I ran away I could hear him laughing,” she added.

The trial continues.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-43703993

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Elizabeth Cairncross  with HRH the Duke of Gloucester

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Wells Cathedral Sshool

The current principal is Elizabeth Cairncross with Dr Andy Kemp as head of the school and vice-principal, Julie Barrow as head of the junior school. Cairncross has been headmistress since 2000 and was previously Senior Mistress at Christs Hospital where she was for 15 years, the Royal Family holds links with the school, many of the buildings being opened by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother on 6 July 1979. Queen Elizabeth II visited the school during her Silver Jubilee tour in 1977, the Countess of Wessex visited Wells on 18 October 2007 and has done so several times subsequently.

https://wikivisually.com/wiki/The_Institute_of_Contemporary_Music_Performance


Trustees of Wells Cathedral School:

Trustees inc MRS ELIZABETH CAROLINE CAIRNCROSS,

LORD ARMSTRONG OF ILMINSTER GCB CVO (Former Prime minister Ted Heath’s defender and friend)

http://opencharities.org/charities/1118159

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Lord Armstrong:

From 1970 to 1974, Robert Armstrong was Prime Minister Edward Heath‘s Private Secretary.

When allegations of child sexual abuse against Sir Edward Heath emerged in 2015,[2] ten years after his death, Lord Armstrong said he had “never felt a whiff of sexuality about Ted Heath, whether it was in relation to women, men or children”.

Armstrong was aware of Sir Peter Hayman’s paedophilia, and since leaving office, has commented “Clearly, I was aware of it at the time but I was not concerned with the personal aspect of it.”[5]

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Robert_Armstrong

Elizabeth Cairncross, Principal

Elizabeth Cairncross  – Deputy Head  Christ’s Hospital School 1986-2000

https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-cairncross-7b915b27/

Ajaz Karim denies nine charges of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against six girls aged 14 to 18 at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex, between 1985 and 1993.

Complaints made against him in the early 1990s led him to leave the school, Brighton Crown Court heard on Friday.

The 63-year-old, of Hammersmith in West London, has since worked at Eton College, Queen’s Club, The Hurlingham Club, and has links to London branches of Champneys and Credit Suisse.

Karim is accused of carrying out “wholly unnecessary” massages, kissing a pupil on the lips and trying to “snog” another when he worked at the prestigious Horsham school.

Eloise Marshall, prosecuting, told the court between 1985 and 1987 he massaged a 14-year-old girl’s “virtually naked body” after telling her to lie face down on the floor of his locked study.

Jurors heard how he told her to keep her eyes closed while he put music on and touched her inappropriately.

The alleged victim said she told the school while she was still a pupil but only reported the incident to police decades later – prompted by other complainants who had the “courage” to come forward.

In a recorded police interview played to the jury, she described Karim as “smarmy”.

She added: “I remember feeling very uncomfortable and knowing something was wrong and not quite knowing how to deal with the situation or how to get out of it and feeling very powerless.”

She said initially she did not tell anyone because she was “freaked out” but later confided in schoolfriends and teachers.

She said after telling the school she was “slightly horrified to discover that he continued to teach”, adding: “I hoped the school would act on our information but I don’t believe anything like that happened.”

She said she and a schoolfriend were questioned about the incident in separate rooms and she provided a “detailed four-page statement” to Richard Poulton, the headmaster at the time.

She told the police officer she did not report the allegations earlier because she had told the school and previously felt that was “as far as she could take it”.

Dressed in a dark suit, Karim watched the footage from the dock taking notes and shook his head when the woman burst into tears while recalling the details of the alleged encounter.

Ms Marshall told the court: “Mr Karim used his position as a member of staff and his role in the sports department at the school to use massage of these girls as a subterfuge for touching them sexually.

“They didn’t all appreciate at the time that the touching was sexual but all say they felt uncomfortable.

“The crown say (his behaviour) was inappropriate and unnecessary.”

Another woman claimed that aged 14 he found her alone and was “pretty certain he was going to snog” her.

“He found it funny and she was shocked by his audacity,” Ms Marshall said.

Karim denied the allegations when he was arrested and interviewed in 2016, claiming he was teaching the girls breathing and relaxation techniques and when he did massage them it was to help them bend their legs.

Another girl who complained to the school claiming he kissed her on the lips but he said it was a peck on the cheek.

Founded in the 16th century, Christ’s Hospital charges boarders up to £31,500 a year.

Over the course of two weeks evidence will be heard from the alleged victims, witnesses and senior staff at the school at the time.

The trial continues on Monday.

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/top-private-school-allowed-teacher-to-continue-working-after-sex-assault-allegations-36782021.html

Richard Poulton, Headmaster of Christ’s Hospital (1987–1996)

https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/richard-poulton-headmaster-of-christs-hospital-19871996-69841

Richard Poulton

Student at King’s College, Taunton; Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; Pembroke College, Cambridge.

 

The Regents Schoolis a coeducational boarding school. It has campuses in Pattaya and Bangkok in Thailand.

History

The Regents School was founded in Pattaya in 1995 by Dr. Virachai Techavijit and started as a small Primary School serving the families of expatriates who worked at the nearby industrial port. The schools first headmaster was Richard Poulton who had previously been Head at Christs Hospital School in the United Kingdom. He was succeeded by Simon Leslie, former Head of Geelong Grammar School,inVictoria, Australia. The current Principal of the Pattaya Campus is Mike Walton.

The School has a second campus in Bangkok (Principal: Martin Kneath) and an Outdoor Education Centre on Thailands second largest island, Ko Chang, near the Thai border with Cambodia.

http://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/2998338

 

 

 

 

(Left to Right) ISR Headmaster Simon Leslie, Sally Poulton (wife of Richard) and special guest for the day Mr Richard Poulton, founding Headmaster of ISR.

http://www.pattayamail.com/348/features.htm

The International School of the Regents

The Regent’s School in Pattaya where Richard Poulton (Headmaster 86-96) was the founding head.

https://archive.is/Liqh#selection-64239.128-64243.23

Richard Poulton

Headmaster of Wycliffe College
Headmaster of Christ’s Hospital
Governor of seven schools at both
primary and secondary level

Christ’s Hospital School

Ex-public school teacher, Ajaz Karim,  on trial over sex abuse

THE trial of a former sports teacher accused of sexually abusing students at a top public school has been delayed after his barrister was taken to hospital.

Ajaz Karim, 63, denies nine charges of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against six girls at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, between 1985 and 1993.

As well as working as head coach at the school for ten years from 1985, the sports consultant held the same position at Eton College for eight years from 2008, and also at The Hurlingham Club for 12 years, from 2003, as well as being head of squash at Queen’s Club for 32 years until last year, according to his Linkedin profile.

He was due to stand trial on Tuesday at Brighton Crown Court but the proceedings were delayed after his defence barrister Jonathan Davies sustained a head injury.

Calling Karim, of Hammersmith in West London, into court to explain the delay, Judge Christine Henson said: “Your barrister Mr Davies had an accident this morning and is currently in hospital. He is seeing a doctor at the moment but realistically, given the time and given he has hit his head and isn’t feeling very well, it seems we are not going to be able to make any progress today.”

She released Karim on bail to return to court today when the trial is now expected to begin.

The prosecution is part of a wider police investigation into separate allegations of abuse by other former teachers at the school.

In a separate trial former Christ’s Hospital School teacher Garry Dobbie was originally accused of ten counts of indecent assault, one attempted indecent assault and two counts of indecency against men and women.

The 66-year-old pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of indecent assault of a man between November and December 2001 at a hearing also at Brighton Crown Court yesterday. Dobbie, of Albi in France and formerly of Hereford, is due to stand trial next month alongside another ex-teacher, James Husband.

The 68-year-old, of Wigginton in York, denies four counts of rape and five counts of indecently assaulting a woman.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16135156.Ex_public_school_teacher_on_trial_over_sex_abuse/


 

Sex abuse teacher Peter Burr’s jail term extended

 28 March 2018
Peter Burr
Peter Burr, now aged 73, was jailed in January

A former boarding school teacher who abused four pupils in the 1960s and 1970s has had his sentence increased.

Peter Burr, of south Devon, admitted indecently assaulting boys at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, and was jailed in January at Hove Crown Court.

Appeal judges increased his four-year term to six years and seven months.

After the hearing, Solicitor General Robert Buckland said Burr, now 73, had betrayed his position of trust “in the most despicable way possible”.

Mr Buckland appealed against the original sentence handed to Burr, from Kingswear, who assaulted boys aged 11 to 14 between 1969 and 1973.

He said: “I trust this sends a clear message that justice will be served no matter how long ago the offences took place.

“I hope this helps the victims to get some closure.”

The Attorney General’s Office said the pupils at the private school were largely vulnerable young boys from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Some had gained a place at the school following the death of a family member and had been separated from their families.

One of Burr’s four victims came forward after hearing a feature on BBC London about sexual abuse.

Arthur, who waived his anonymity, but decided not to reveal his surname, said three years of abuse had affected the rest of his life.

Headmaster of the school Simon Reid said: “My thoughts are very much with the victims whose lives have no doubt been deeply affected.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-43576732

A former Christ’s Hospital School teacher who was jailed for sexually abusing four boys has had his sentence increased following an appeal by the Solicitor General. Peter Burr, 73, of The Square, Kingsware, Devon, was originally sentenced to four years’ imprisonment at Hove Crown Court, in January 2018. However, Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP appealed the sentence on the grounds it was too low. The appeal was successful and today (March 28) Burr’s sentence was increased to six years and seven months, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said: “I am pleased the Court of Appeal has increased the sentence. I trust this sends a clear message that justice will be served no matter how long ago the offences took place. I hope this helps the victims to get some closure.” Burr ­– a former house tutor and physics teacher at the independent school – previously pleaded guilty to nine counts of indecent assault against four young boys. He became the second former teacher of Christ’s Hospital School to be jailed for historic indecent assault after Peter Webb – a former woodwork teacher and housemaster at the school – was sentenced after pleading guilty to eleven counts of indecent assault. Webb was originally sentenced to four years in prison, in December 2017, but – following an appeal by the Attorney General – had his sentence increased to five years and six months in February 2018.

https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/crime/former-christ-s-hospital-teacher-s-sentence-increased-following-appeal-1-8435985

Peter Webb. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Peter Webb.
Former Christ Hospital teacher’s sentence increased after appeal
Feb 28 2018

A former Christ’s Hospital School teacher who was jailed for indecently assaulting four boys has had his sentence increased, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Peter Webb, 75, of Kennedy Road, Dane End, Ware, Hertfordshire, was originally sentenced to four years in prison, at Lewes Crown Court, in December 2017. However, Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP appealed the sentence on the grounds it was too low and, following a Court of Appeal decision, Webb’s sentence was increased to five years and six months, the Attorney General said. Webb – a former woodwork teacher and housemaster at Christ’s Hospital School – pleaded guilty to eleven offences of indecent assault against four boys when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court in October 2017. He pleaded not guilty to another alleged incident against a fifth boy which the court ordered to remain on court file. Speaking after the appeal hearing, the Attorney General said: “His victims lost their innocence and for that his crimes deserved a tougher sentence. I hope the increased sentence can bring some comfort to all those affected.”

https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/crime/former-christ-hospital-teacher-s-sentence-increased-after-appeal-1-8396465


Former Christ’s Hospital teacher jailed for sexually abusing pupils

Peter Burr given four years after admitting nine counts of indecent assault on boys aged 11 to 14 between 1969 and 1973

Ex-private school teacher caught after victim confessed to Feltz radio show

08 January 2018
 

A retired teacher from a leading private school was caught for sexually abusing pupils after a victim revealed his ordeal to Vanessa Feltz’s radio show after claiming he was initially ignored by police.
One of the victims tried to report the crimes to officers at Horsham Police Station in 2000 but felt he was being “batted back” and no further action was taken, prosecutor Ahmed Hossain said.

It was not until December 3 2016 that the victim was prompted to email the producer of Feltz’s BBC Radio London programme when she discussed the football abuse scandal. The producer put him in touch with detectives and an investigation was launched after he made contact with police in February last year. Burr, 73, is the West Sussex school’s second former teacher to be jailed in as many months in separate prosecutions. Judge Christine Henson said he had demonstrated a “gross abuse of trust” and preyed on vulnerable boys who were reluctant to speak out after they had been given a place at the school because a parent had died or their family had a low income.

Three more men are due in court later this year. Police have said the prosecutions are not linked. Ajaz Karim, 63, who lives in London, denies nine charges of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against six female pupils. He is due to stand trial in April. James Husband, 67, of York, is accused of four counts of rape and five counts of indecently assaulting a woman. Gary Dobbie, 66, of Albi, France, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against two men, as well as three counts of indecently assaulting two women. Husband and Dobbie deny the charges and are due to stand trial in May.

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/ex-private-school-teacher-caught-after-victim-confessed-to-feltz-radio-show-1-8941197

Peter Burr, 73, of The Square, Kingswear, admitted nine counts of indecent assault between 1969 and 1973 on young boys at Christ’s Hospital School, a boarding school in Horsham, West Sussex.

Burr was well-known in the area. He could often be found at the Ship Inn in Kingswear or the Windjammer in Dartmouth.

Jan Henshall, chairman of Kingswear Parish Council, said: “I believe he was a member of Royal Dart Yacht Club. In the past, he attended the senior citizens lunch at Christmas in the village. He had a social life here and was well-known.

Burr attended St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Dartmouth.

Richard Rendle said: “I am disappointed because I thought he was a gentleman. I know he helped at the Regatta with classic craft and was a member of the Probus Club in Dartmouth.”

http://www.dartmouth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=110832&headline=Retired%20teacher%20is%20jailed%20for%20indecent%20assaults&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

Jason Byrne, of Kingswear Post Office:

He always kept himself to himself. If he was going away, he would not give any details. He would just say I’m going to see some friends, whereas as other people might say where they are going or have been.”

http://www.kingsbridge-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=110832&headline=Retired%20teacher%20is%20jailed%20for%20indecent%20assaults&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

 

CHURCHES

Parish Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Church Hill. Parochial Church Council. Secretary Lorna Usher Tel: 01803 752636.

Roman Catholic Church, St. John The Baptist, 20, Newcomen Road, Dartmouth. Peter Burr Tel:

http://www.kingswear-devon.co.uk/services.htm

 Peter Burr of Kingswear Combined Charities

2014

Peter Burr of Kingswear Combined Charities was presented with £400 towards the annual village firework display,

http://www.kingswear-devon.co.uk/APM.htm

2012

This year the regatta sponsored a children’s entertainer for the diamond jubilee street party and on Friday presented Peter Burr of Kingswear Combined Charities with £600 towards the firework display.

http://www.dartmouth.org.uk/news/comments/lifeboats_benefit_from_regatta_windfall#.WluKinlG3bg

If you would like any further information on how you might support the charity or if you would like the trustees to consider a grant application please contact in the first instance the Secretary, Peter Burr

Kingswear Combined Charities

Kingswear Combined Charities is a local charity committed to supporting the welfare of children in Kingswear through the funding of recreational/extra curricular activities or community events.

Its roots purportedly go back to pre-1940 when a local spinster ran a youth club in the village – Kingswear Children’s Social Club.   In the intervening years the charity has morphed according to legal necessities and changes in the village and its inhabitants but it is still committed to the support of activities for local children.

One of its main concerns is the organisation and funding of Kingswear’s Annual Firework Display at Waterhead Creek –

The Charity is managed by 5 local trustees who meet twice a year and grants are given in the region from £50 – £500. Support in the past has been given to the local Tae Kwondo club, Kingswear Village School, and a number of individuals who have needed financial assistance in their sporting/life-enriching endeavours.

https://www.bythedart.co.uk/blogs/around-kingswear/around-kingswear-july-2013/

Peter Burr
Peter Burr is the second former teacher from the private school near Horsham to be jailed in as many months. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

A former top private school teacher has been jailed for sexually abusing four of his pupils.

Peter Burr, the house tutor and physics teacher, was jailed at Hove crown court on Friday after admitting nine counts of indecently assaulting the boys aged between 11 and 14 at Christ’s Hospital between 1969 and 1973.

The judge, Christine Henson QC, initially sentenced him to 42 months in prison and concluded the hearing.

Moments later, the parties were called back to court.

Henson returned to say she had read out the wrong figure and sentenced him to 48 months instead. She added that her views on sentencing had not changed.

Burr is the second former teacher from the boarding school near Horsham, West Sussex, to be jailed in as many months.

Henson said he displayed a pattern of preying on his victims in a “gross abuse of trust”.

She continued: “You had unlimited access to vulnerable young boys separated from their families. They obtained a place at the school because of the death of a parent or a low income. This strengthened their reluctance to speak out about you.”

Burr, 73, of Kingswear, near Dartmouth in Devon, was handed concurrent sentences for each victim and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

Burr would invite pupils to visit his study for tea and cake before fondling them, the court heard.

One survivor described how Burr would entice them with chocolate biscuits, which were seen as a treat.

Ahmed Hossain, for the prosecution, said who was a house tutor as well as a physics teacher, would also become sexually aroused when he played with them in the swimming pool.

One of the survivors tried to report the crimes to officers at Horsham police station in 2000 but felt he was being “batted back” and no further action was taken, Hossain said.

It was not until 3 December 2016 that the former pupil was prompted to email the producer of Vanessa Feltz’s BBC Radio London programme when she discussed the football abuse scandal.

The producer put him in touch with detectives and an investigation was launched after he made contact with police in February last year.

Burr’s prosecution is part of a wider investigation into allegations of abuse by former teachers at the school.

A former house master, Peter Webb, 74, was jailed for four years in December.

Three more men are due in court later this year. Police have said the prosecutions are not linked.

Ajaz Karim, 63, who lives in London, denies nine charges of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against six female pupils. He is to stand trial in April.

James Husband, 67, of York, is accused of four counts of rape and five counts of indecently assault against a woman.

Gary Dobbie, 66, of Albi in France, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault and one attempted indecent assault against two boys, as well as three counts of indecently assaulting two women.

Husband and Dobbie deny the charges and are to stand trial in May.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/05/former-christs-hospital-teacher-jailed-for-sexually-abusing-pupils

Four other charges of indecent assault which he denied were left to lie on file.

Detective Inspector Wendy Burton said the victim who was on Feltz’s show did not tell officers about his previous contact with police and they could find ‘no record of his making contact or reporting any allegations in 2000’.

She said the case was investigated fully in 2017 and she moved to reassured victims that such allegations are taken seriously.

The school has not commented.

Peter Burr has been sentenced to a total of 48 months for a series of sex offences against pupils atChrist’s Hospital School.

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Peter Burr, 72, retired, of The Square, Kingswear, Dartmouth, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday after admitting nine offences of indecent assault on four boy pupils aged between 11 and 14, between 1969 and 1973, while he was a physics teacher and assistant housemaster at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham.

Burr will also be a registered sex offender for life and was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to last indefinitely, severely restricting his access to young people.

Burr lived in one of the rooms off the house dormitory in his charge, and supervised boys living there during prep and lights out, and in other daily activities around the school.

Detective Constable Rebecca Wilde of the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit said: “He clearly focused his sexual attentions on boys between and 11 and 13 in his house, leaving older boys alone.

“Some of the offences took place in his study during informal Wednesday and Sunday afternoon gatherings to watch TV, with tea, biscuits and cake on offer. To be invited was regarded as a great privilege and he took advantage of this, and his status, to systematically touch and molest three of the victims.

“The fourth victim was assaulted in the dormitory area and at the school swimming pool.

“The four boys kept these traumatic experiences largely to themselves for up to 48 years and moved on with their lives.

“We were first told about Burr in February 2017, when one of the victims came forward, triggered by hearing a local radio debate in London on the recently publicised football sex abuse scandal, and believing that insufficient attention was given to cases in which offenders were not public celebrities.

One of the others later came forward after the School advised ex-pupils of the ongoing investigation.

https://www.spiritfm.net/news/sussex-news/2470638/man-jailed-for-sex-offences-against-boys-at-west-sussex-school/

christs hospital school

Ex-Teacher Sentenced for Sex Offences at Christ’s Hospital School

January 9, 2018

An ex-teacher has been sentenced to a total of four years imprisonment for a series of sex offences against pupils at a West Sussex public school.

Peter Burr, 72, retired, of The Square, Kingswear, Dartmouth, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday (5 January) after admitting nine offences of indecent assault on four boy pupils aged between 11 and 14, between 1969 and 1973, while he was a physics teacher and assistant housemaster at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham.

He had pleaded not guilty to four other indecent assaults and these were directed to lay on the court file, not proceeded with.

Burr will also be a registered sex offender for life and was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to last indefinitely, severely restricting his access to young people.

Burr lived in one of the rooms off the house dormitory in his charge, and supervised boys living there during prep and lights out, and in other daily activities around the school.

Detective Constable Rebecca Wilde of the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit said; “He clearly focused his sexual attentions on boys between and 11 and 13 in his house, leaving older boys alone.

“Some of the offences took place in his study during informal Wednesday and Sunday afternoon gatherings to watch TV, with tea, biscuits and cake on offer. To be invited was regarded as a great privilege and he took advantage of this, and his status, to systematically touch and molest three of the victims.

“The fourth victim was assaulted in the dormitory area and at the school swimming pool.

“The four boys kept these traumatic experiences largely to themselves for up to 48 years and moved on with their lives.

“We were first told about Burr in February last year, when one of the victims came forward, triggered by hearing a local radio debate in London on the recently publicised football sex abuse scandal, and believing that insufficient attention was given to cases in which offenders were not public celebrities.

“One of the others later came forward after the School advised ex-pupils of the ongoing investigation.

“This is an important reminder that such reports will always be taken seriously, however long ago they are said to have happened.”

http://bjournal.co/ex-teacher-sentenced-for-sex-offences-at-horsham-public-school/

CH Forum
In 1979 at university I met a fellow undergrad who had been at the school Burr taught at after he left CH. His unprompted concerns at Burr’s behaviour there echoed the rumours that circulated CH during Burr’s time at Horsham. This has worried me greatly for nearly 40 years now – was Burr warned off from CH but allowed to find another school to employ him without full disclosure of why he left? The school he moved to is alas lost to my memory, but perhaps someone here will know.
CH does need to provide answers about what was known about these men at the time. Burr for example was allowed to come back to join the Scouts on holidays until well into the 1990s. What on earth was going on there?

I started at the school in September 1971 and so I knew both of these men as teachers at the school.

I knew nothing of the reasons for Burr leaving but did hear that Webb left suddenly.

Looking back, it is unbelievable that these men were allowed to take pupils on unchaperoned boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads.

I think that Webb’s preferences were both obvious and well known.

At some stage in the late 1970s Burr turned up at the Oratory School near Reading.

As I remember, Peter Burr (PPdeWB) was master i/c at first

I have heard my husband say this set of initials so many times, when remembering pranks at the Ffestiniog Railway in the 60s. The name was Peter Burr it must be the same person.

PPdeWB was definately Peter “Potty” Burr who taught me Physics in 1970

He affected a sort of wild eccentricity and however funny he was you were not supposed to laugh

One punishment he gave me was a 200 lone essay on “Puncyuality and Punctiliousness” for being late

He had a narrowboat called The Empress of blandings and would murder anyone who referred to it as a barge!

I recall on my first camp in Welford in 1993, Burr was there with his barge

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:KV5GrHxi_RIJ:www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D708%26start%3D15+&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

1970s…The Duke of Edinburgh’s scheme was started at the Oratory school

!979, Peter Burr and Paul Keddie had arrived on staff to assist with the RN section and the arduous training.  The flow of boys into the services continued.

Oratorian 2013 pg 17

Jonathan O’Brien appeal: Former The Oratory School teacher loses bid to cut sentence

Jonathan Philip O’Brien, 57, sexually abused boys aged 10 to 16 while working at The Oratory School in Woodcote and schools in Worcestershire in the 1980s.

16 JAN 2015

The Oratory School in Woodcote

A teacher who sexually abused private school pupils more than 30 years ago must accept his “very substantial” jail term, top judges have ruled.

Jonathan O'Brien outside Chichester Crown Court in November 2013. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Jonathan Philip O’Brien, 57, subjected boys aged 10 to 16 to his vile advances while working at The Oratory School in Woodcote and schools in Worcestershire in the 1980s.

O’Brien, of Fairfield Road, Bosham, near Chichester, was jailed for 13 years at Chichester Crown Court last May, after being convicted of 15 counts of indecent assault.

On Thursday, January 15 three senior judges at London’s Appeal Court rejected a sentence challenge by the disgraced sir, saying his jail term was not manifestly excessive.

Mrs Justice Swift said O’Brien would “exploit” the loneliness of some pupils, plying others with alcohol and cigarettes and showing them pornographic films.

He would also make those who were religious “swear on the Bible” not to tell.

She added he would lure pupils to a photographic darkroom and sexually abuse them at Winterfold House School, near Kidderminster and he later continued his “shameful” exploitation for several years at The Oratory. In all, he abused nine boys.

O’Brien was forced to leave The Oratory in the late 1980s after one of his victims complained to the school.

However, his crimes never fully came to light until February 2013, when one of the victims told police.

The paedophile, who set up his own business and married in the intervening years, denied any wrongdoing but was convicted.

Jurors also convicted him of five counts of gross indecency with a child, however, those convictions were later quashed by the Court of Appeal.

O’Brien continues to deny any wrongdoing, shows no remorse and claims he is the “innocent victim of a conspiracy”.

On appeal, O’Brien’s barrister, David Whittaker, argued the 13-year jail term was “manifestly excessive”.

He said the judge failed to give proper weight to O’Brien’s mitigation, including his lack of offending since the abuse.

But Mrs Justice Swift, sitting with Lord Justice Pitchford and Judge Paul Batty QC, said: “We consider the judge was right to say that ‘a graver abuse of trust is difficult to imagine’.

“The total sentence is indeed very substantial, but rightly so, we consider, given the particular circumstances of this case.

“We are satisfied the total sentence of 13 years reflects the seriousness of these offences and cannot be regarded as manifestly excessive.”

The appeal judge also rejected a bid by O’Brien to challenge to the terms of a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) which bar him from having contact with children after his release.

O’Brien claimed the SOPO was “disproportionate”. But Mrs Justice Swift said the order was necessary to protect children from O’Brien in the future.

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/jonathan-obrien-appeal-former-oratory-8457926

David Hutchings, former deputy headteacher,  admitted five offences against two boys carried out when he was at Winterfold House School, in Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, in the 1980s when it took boarders.

http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/regional/15189371.Former_teacher_admits_sex_offences_against_teenage_boys/

 


Former housemaster at top private school jailed for abusing pupils

Peter Webb, 74, sentenced to four years in prison for abusing boys at Christ’s Hospital school in Horsham in 1970s and 80s

Peter Webb arrives at Hove crown court for sentencing.
Peter Webb arrives at Hove crown court for sentencing.
A former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School near Horsham has been sentenced for historic sex offences against young boys. Peter Webb, 75, of Kennedy Road, Dane End, Ware, Hertfordshire, was sentenced to a total of four years imprisonment when he appeared at Hove Crown Court on Friday (December 15) for a series of sexual offences against four boys. Webb – a former woodwork teacher and housemaster at Christ’s Hospital School – previously pleaded guilty to eleven offences of indecent assault when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court, sitting in Brighton, on September 6, 2017.
The court heard how one boy was assaulted three times, another on two occasions, the third on five occasions and the fourth on one occasion. Webb pleaded not guilty to another alleged incident against a fifth boy which the court ordered to remain on court file. Webb had previously been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, in April 2015, after pleading guilty to three offences of historic indecent assault against another boy. On Friday, the court heard statements from three of the four victims who outlined the affect Webb’s abuse has had on their lives.
One of the victims said he had kept quiet until another victim contacted Sussex Police, in November 2016, inspiring him to come forward ‘to ensure nobody else experiences the same level of abuse’.
Defending, Simon Ray argued Webb’s decision to remove himself from being in contact with children or young boys as soon as he left Christ’s Hospital School should have accounted for a lesser sentence. He said: “Webb resigned from the school in 1984 and decided to abandon his career in teaching and, instead, chose to withdraw all contact completely to pursue a career in joinery. “He took all the practical steps he could after leaving the school to prevent being a risk to children and young boys in particular. “There have been no previous convictions recorded against him since leaving the school in 1984.”
Judge Christine Henson QC refused to accept this and argued that Webb missed an opportunity to plead guilty to all offences when he was convicted for separate incidents in 2015. In passing her sentence, she said: “You had the opportunity to wipe the slate clean in 2015 but you didn’t and now you are the author of your present situation. “I have read the impact your abusing has had on the lives of these four people. Their lives will be affected forever because of your offending.”
Webb was sentenced to two years and sixth months’ imprisonment for the first five offences to run consecutively with the 18 month sentence for the remaining six offences. In all, Webb was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment and is now a registered sex offender for life. He will serve half his sentence in custody and half on licence. He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to last until further court order, severely restricting his access to young people. Sussex Police had full co-operation from management at the school during both investigations, according to a police spokesman.
A former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School, near Horsham, who admitted charges of historic indecent assault against five boys has had his sentencing adjourned. Peter Webb, 74, of Authon-Edeon, France, pleaded guilty to eleven counts of indecent assault when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court on September 6. He was due to be sentenced this morning but it has been postponed until November 2, Sussex Police said.
Former Christ’s Hospital teacher pleads guilty to historic sex offences
Peter Webb pleaded guilty to eleven counts of indecent assault against five boys. (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)

06 September 2017

A former teacher of Christ’s Hospital School, near Horsham, has this morning (September 6) been convicted of historic cases of indecent assault against five boys.
Peter Webb, 74, of Authon-Edeon, France, pleaded guilty to eleven charges of indecent assault when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court, sitting in Brighton, this morning. He was granted bail and is now expected to be sentenced on October 12 at Lewes Crown Court.
Gary Dobbie, a former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School, is charged with non-recent sex offences. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Three more former teachers of the school also appeared at Lewes Crown Court charged with historic sex offences. Gary Dobbie, 66, of Albi, France, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault against two males, as well as three counts of indecent assault against two females. He spoke only to plead not guilty to all charges.
James Andrew Husband, a former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School, is charged with non-recent sex offences. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Appearing alongside Dobbie inside the dock on Wednesday morning was former colleague James Andrew Husband, 67, of Wigginton Road, York.
Husband is charged with four counts of rape and five counts of indecent assault against a female. He spoke only to plead not guilty to all charges. Both Dobbie and Husband have been bailed until May 29 for trial at Lewes Crown Court.
Ajaz Karim, 62, of Baron’s Court, London, is charged with nine counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault against six females. Ajaz Karim, a former teacher from Christ’s Hospital School, charged with sex offences. Pic: Eddie Mitchell
Ajaz Karim  spoke only to plead not guilty to all charges. He has been bailed to appear before Lewes Crown Court for trial on April 3.

 


New headmaster at Christ’s Hospital – Simon Reid has been appointed headmaster
(safe pair of hands – Gordonstoun, Stowe etc.  Simon Reid worked at Christ’s Hospital School (Mr Reid, who held various posts there between 1993 and 2004, teaching English and serving as boarding house master.) when the alleged abuse occurred.

“Men who taught at Christ’s Hospital boarding school face total of 36 counts over alleged offences between 1980 and 1996

Simon Reid appointed headteacher at Christ’s Hospital in Horsham

 

Simon Reid, currently principal at Gordonstoun School, will take over from John Franklin, who retires in September. Christ’s Hospital should be familiar territory for Mr Reid, who held various posts there between 1993 and 2004, teaching English and serving as boarding house master. He said: “The bond with Christ’s Hospital and its values, which I formed during my first period at the school has drawn me back once again, this time with the honour to serve as headmaster.
“In my immediate predecessor, John Franklin, I have a tough act to follow. John’s tenure saw the school make considerable advances, with major improvements on the campus, an enhanced strategic and financial footing and greater connectedness to the wider community, nationally and worldwide. “Most of all, he kept the school true to its original mission to create opportunity for those in need. “I am looking forward to meeting the challenges ahead with commitment and dedication.”
Mr Reid has a BA in English and Politics and a Higher Diploma in Education. His wife Michèle teaches French -her native language – and they have two adult children. His interests include architectural and landscape photography, writing poetry, reading and skiing. Andrew Gordon, chairman of the board of school governors, said: “In Simon, we believe that we have found the perfect blend of experience, empathy with our unique ethos and charitable mission and the focused leadership qualities necessary to lead the school successfully in the next phase of its development.” As well as Gordonstoun, Mr Reid has taught at Brentwood, Stowe and Worksop College.
He spent seven years as deputy head at Worksop College before taking up his present position at Gordonstoun in 2011.
Gordonstoun – where several members of the Royal family have studied – is one of several independent schools in Scotland named by judge Lady Smith, who is conducting a national inquiry into historical abuse.

Police files on child sex abuse at Gordonstoun school have vanished

A teacher named Derek Jones seriously sexually assaulted a number of children attending the junior school around 1990. He was twice questioned by police in the following years after the children told their parents what had happened. Files were forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal, Scotland’s prosecution service, but it was decided not to prosecute. The files would normally be retained, but Scotland’s Crown Office says they now cannot be found.

Teacher at prince’s public school Gordonstoun accused of sex abuse

Andrew Keir, 65, a retired physics teacher now living in Cheshire, appeared in court last week charged with acting in a lewd and indecent manner to two 13-year-old pupils over five months in 1988 and 1989.

Gordonstoun

Disgraced housemaster found guilty of grooming pupils at top Scots school used by royals and rich

Disgraced Andrew Keir

Andrew Keir was convicted of offences involving 13-year-olds.

9 MAR 2018

A former assistant housemaster at a Scots boarding school used by royals and the rich and famous has been found guilty of grooming pupils.

Disgraced Andrew Keir, 67, was convicted of a string of lewd and indecent offences involving 13-year-old boys in his care almost three decades ago.

A sheriff took just 20 minutes to find the retired physics teacher at Gordonstoun, Morayshire, guilty of the charges after a three-day trial at Elgin Sheriff Court.

Immediately after the verdict the school – where Prince Philip and his sons princes Charles, Andrew and Edward were taught, and David Bowie’s son Zowie – apologised.

A spokeswoman said: “During the trial it became clear that the school’s response at the time of the offences was not as robust and rigorous as it would be now, and we are very sorry for this.

“Today, Gordonstoun has a rigorous approach to child protection.

“Our policies and procedures are robust and have been developed and approved by leading child protection experts.”

Keir, now living in Cheshire, had denied swimming and showering in the nude while in a state of arousal with three pupils, and encouraging them to do the same.

He refuted allegations of “skinny dipping” with pupils claiming he could have taken boys into the pool alone – but only if he had an “evil mind”.

Prince Charles in his final year at Gordonstoun School

His three victims, now all in their 40s, told how he took them for secret swimming sessions in the dark and chased them naked in the water.

Keir, a black belt in judo, was also convicted of putting his hand on one victim’s crotch and bottom while they “grappled” in a classroom.

He then put his hands down the same pupil’s trousers while he played computer games and performed a sex act on him.

The witnesses said they told the school’s chaplain what had happened but nothing was done.

Giving evidence Keir claimed his diagnosis with Asperger’s syndrome made it impossible for him to come up with a reason why the trio would accuse him.

Gordonstoun School
Gordonstoun School (Image: PA)

Keir insisted he was often too busy as a housemaster, teacher, judo and sailing coach and driver of the school fire engine to be alone with pupils. He said: “It would have been exceptionally unusual for me to have a half hour spare. I would certainly never be alone with a pupil.”

Keir added: “If I had had an evil mind I might have managed it, but I didn’t. It would have been possible, but I didn’t.”

Prosecutor Alison Young described Keir’s pattern of alleged behaviour of getting victims alone outside of class as “basically grooming”.

Keir was convicted of lewd, indecent or libidinous practices between November 1988 and March 1989 by removing his swimming trunks in the presence of children.

Prince Philip during his schooldays at Gordonstoun (Image: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)

He was also found guilty of indecent assault by placing his hands down the trousers of a child and disorderly conduct by removing his swimming trunks in the presence of a child.

In their statement Gordonstoun also praised the whistleblowers and said they now had rigorous measures in place to protect children.

The school said: “We are profoundly saddened by this case.

“The offences, from 1988 and 1991, for which Andrew Keir has been convicted, are distressing for all involved and we admire the courage of those who came forward to seek justice.

https://get.convrse.media?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailyrecord.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fscottish-news%2Fdisgraced-housemaster-found-guilty-grooming-12157815%23ICID%3Dsharebar_twitter&cre=bottom&cip=31“When we were contacted by the police in 2015 about the allegations we gave them our full co-operation and wrote to our alumni offering our support and urging anyone affected to contact the police.”

Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov (CORR) will sentence Keir next month (April).

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/disgraced-housemaster-found-guilty-grooming-12157815#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Former teacher jailed for lewd acts at Gordonstoun School

1 May 2018Andrew Keir

Andrew Keir

A former teacher at a leading Scottish boarding school has been jailed for a year for lewd acts involving pupils at swimming sessions.

Andrew Keir was convicted of charges involving three boys at Gordonstoun, near Elgin, between 1988 and 1991.

He was found guilty at Elgin Sheriff Court of removing his trunks and exposing himself.

Keir, 67, now of Tarporley, Cheshire, was also convicted of indecent assault and breach of the peace.

In a statement, the school said it was “profoundly saddened” by the case.

“The offences, from 1988 and 1991, for which Andrew Keir has been convicted, are distressing for all involved and we admire the courage of those who came forward to seek justice,” it said.

“During the trial it became clear that the school’s response at the time of the offences was not as robust and rigorous as it would be now, and we are very sorry for this.

“Today, Gordonstoun has a rigorous approach to child protection.”

The school has been attended by members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and his father, the Duke of Edinburgh.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-43783607

During evidence, two of the boys said they had taken concerns about Keir’s behaviour to the school chaplain shortly after the swimming pool incident. However, no further action was ever taken.

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/elgin/1466071/sheriff-hits-out-at-inadequate-sentence-for-predatory-gordonstoun-teacher-who-groomed-boys/

Michael B Mavor CVO MA Gordonstoun Headmaster 1979-1990 – Assuming responsibility for educating Princes Andrew and Edward

He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty the Queen in 1983.

http://www.gordonstoun.org.uk/news/297/240/Michael-B-Mavor-CVO-MA-Headmaster-1979-1990

In 1997 he was awarded the ultimate accolade when he was elected as chairman of the Headmasters’ Conference (HMC).

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/michael-mavor-charismatic-headmaster-who-led-rugby-into-the-co-educational-era-1918875.html

He became a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen’s Bodyguard in Scotland, in 1996.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/6990095/Michael-Mavor.html

Author reveals shocking new claims of serious sexual assault at Prince Charles’s former boarding school

Miranda Doyle made public the allegations in her memoir about abuse in the 1980s.

3 JUN 2018

Shocking new claims of serious sexual assaults at Prince Charles’s former boarding school have been made to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

The allegations about staff at Gordonstoun in the 1980s were made public by author Miranda Doyle in a ­memoir published last year.

In it, she reveals she was attacked by a staff member at the school, in Elgin, when she was just 14.

She also tells how she witnessed other female pupils being ordered to strip naked before being thrown into cold baths by a male teacher.

Miranda, 49, decided to speak out after learning she wasn’t the only pupil targeted by her abuser.

She has waived her right to anonymity and given a statement about the abuse she suffered and other incidents she witnessed.

She said: “Gordonstoun wasn’t a safe place to be. It is time to speak out about what happened.”

Miranda still breaks down in tears almost 40 years on at the painful memories.

She included the harrowing experiences in The Book of Untruths, in which she set out to debunk lies she had been told throughout her life.

It details how she was just 11 when a male teacher told girls in her class not to bring bathing suits for their swimming lesson.

Three years later, after Miranda complained of ­stomach pains, a member of medical staff working at the school carried out an intimate examination he said was needed to check her appendix.

She finally found the strength to speak out after other former pupils shared memories of similar ordeals.

Now she hopes to encourage others who went to the school – once attended by Prince Philip and his sons Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – to come forward.

Miranda said: “Gordonstoun was supposed to be such a wonderful school – even the Royal Family sent their children there. So many of the pupils feel a lot of shame that they didn’t have a better time. But I never felt safe there, and it didn’t feel safe for the other children.

“I’ve always been seen as a bit of a drama queen, so for a long time I didn’t trust my own memories.

“Speaking out makes me feel terrified but I know now I wasn’t the only pupil this happened to.”

Miranda started at the affiliated Aberlour House junior school in 1979 – when her family moved to Saudi Arabia for her father’s work – and spent two years there before moving to Gordonstoun senior school for the next five years.

Both were founded by Dr Kurt Hahn and shared the same school song, flag and motto. When Miranda was a pupil, they had separate staff, boards of governors and were 20 miles apart.

They merged in 2002 and now share the same campus.

She said: “In my first year at Aberlour House, before the Christmas holidays, one of the teachers announced the girls would have a swimming lesson but because we had already packed there would be no necessity for us to wear our costumes. They might get wet.

“Even at 11, the threat of a wet swimming costume seemed too bogus to be true.

“If wet costumes were an inconvenience, wasn’t it obvious that we do something else? The same teacher would also make appearances at what the girls called ‘birthday baths’.

“When it was someone’s birthday we tortured one another by throwing the birthday girl in a bath of cold water.

“On occasional mornings, he came into the girls’ dormitories before the bell. With his help we would strip the birthday girl down and drag her screaming to a waiting bath.

“Two of us took one arm apiece, his huge hands clamped hard to her spread ankles.”

Edinburgh-born Miranda breaks down in tears at memories of being sexually abused after complaining of a sore stomach.

She said: “I was 14 and I hadn’t thought anything was suspicious then. But some time afterwards I had gone to see one of the house tutors.

“She asked about the examination and how many times it had happened.

“When I said twice she wrote it down and said she had been doing an audit of this type of examination.She told me, ‘When I’ve reached enough of a number maybe I’ll report him.’”

Miranda doesn’t know if the abuse was ever reported.

When the author, who now lives in Cambridge, joined a private Facebook group for former Gordonstoun pupils, she discovered a younger girl had had the same ordeal at the hands of the same man six years later.

She said: “It’s sad to know others have gone through the same thing but to finally have corroboration felt like a relief. There was a forest of girls probably that this happened to.”

Miranda, who has not reported her claims to police and believes her abuser is still alive, said members of the Facebook group spoke of numerous incidents of inappropriate behaviour at the school.

She said: “My sense that those school years had been all wrong was confirmed.”

Ex-pupils gave her guidance and support and that helped her to have the confidence to report her experiences at Aberlour House and Gordonstoun to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, which is probing the treatment of kids in care – including at residential schools.

She was terrified at first when interviewed. Miranda said: “I howled for the first 10 minutes without even taking my coat off.

“I saw two people from the inquiry team and I felt worried that I was wasting their time and ashamed that I might be disbelieved.

“It was the most amazing experience to be believed. I know I am not the only former pupil from the school to have given a statement to the inquiry.”

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/author-reveals-shocking-new-claims-12639249


Former Christ’s Hospital teachers appear at court charged with sex offences

9 Aug 2017

Four former teachers from Christ’s Hospital School appeared before Crawley Magistrates’ Court.

The men all worked at Christ’s Hospital School near Horsham in West Sussex.

It’s alleged the offences were committed against 15 young people both males and females between 1980 and 1996.

Three men pleaded not guilty to all charges while a fourth man entered no plea.  Gary Dobbie, a former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School, is charged with non-recent sex offences.
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 Gary Dobbie
James Andrew Husband
James Andrew Husband and Ajaz Karim appeared on Wednesday morning and spoke only to plead not guilty on all charges. The fourth man Peter Webb entered no plea.
Dobbie, 66, of Park Street, Hereford, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault against three boys, as well as three counts of indecent assault against two women.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court, he was granted bail on the condition he notifies Sussex Police of the change to his address and has no contact – directly or indirectly – with any former or present members of staff or pupils from Christ’s Hospital School.
James Andrew Husband, a former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School, is charged with non-recent sex offences.  He must also have no contact with any children under the age of 18, must not live in a household with a child under the age of 18, or enter and remain in a household where a child under the age of 18 is present. He must not enter any of the school’s premises. Husband, 67, of Wigginton Road, York, is charged with five counts of indecent assault and four counts of rape against a girl. He was granted bail at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on the condition he has no contact – directly or indirectly – with any former or present members of staff or pupils from Christ’s Hospital School.
Ajaz Karim, a former teacher from Christ’s Hospital School, charged with sex offences.    He must not live in the same household as a child under the age of 18, have contact with any children under the age of 16, enter or remain in a household where a child under the age of 14 is present or enter any of the school’s premises. Karim, 62, of Baron’s Court Road, London, is charged with nine counts of indecent assault and one of attempted indecent assault against six girls. He was granted bail on the condition he has no contact – directly or indirectly – with any former or present members of staff or pupils from Christ’s Hospital School and has no supervision of a child under the age of 16.
Peter Webb, 74, of Authon-Edoen, France, is charged with six counts of indecent assault against three boys.

Peter Webb, a former teacher at Christ’s Hospital School, is charged with non-recent sex offences. He was granted bail on the condition he has no contact – directly or indirectly – with any former or present members of staff or pupils from Christ’s Hospital School and has no contact with any children under the age of 18. All four defendants are due to appear before Lewes Crown Court on September 6.

http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/crime/former-christ-s-hospital-teachers-appear-at-court-charged-with-sex-offences-1-8094725

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2017-08-09/former-teachers-in-court-charged-with-sex-offences/

^ Only 2 news outlets reporting the news.



SCHOOL SEX CHARGES

Four teachers charged with 36 offences over ‘sex ring’ at £31,500 a year boarding school 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4016051/four-teachers-charged-with-36-offences-over-sex-ring-at-31500-a-year-boarding-school/

Christ's Hospital School

The attacks are alleged to have taken place between 1980 and 1996 are accused of assaults on 15 people, both male and female, across a 16-year period. 

Four former teachers at Sussex school charged with sexual offences

Men who taught at Christ’s Hospital boarding school face total of 36 counts over alleged offences between 1980 and 1996

Four former teachers at a West Sussex boarding school have been charged with a range of sexual offences including rape against 15 alleged male and female victims across a 16-year period.

The accused, all men in their 60s who taught at Christ’s Hospital school near Horsham, face a combined total of 36 counts relating to alleged offences between 1980 and 1996. They were arrested last November.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/13/four-former-teachers-christs-hospital-school-west-sussex-charged-sexual-offences

Gary Dobbie, 66, of Albi, France, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault against three boys and three counts of indecent assault against two girls.
James Andrew Husband, 67, of Wigginton Road, York, is charged with five counts of indecent assault against a girl and four counts of rape.
Ajaz Karim, 62, of Baron’s Court Road, London, is charged with nine counts of indecent assault and one of attempted indecent assault against six girls.

Peter Webb, 74, of Authon-Edeon, France, is charged with six counts of indecent assault of three boys. Police said the charges relate to a total of 15 complainants. They have been released on bail to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on August 9.

http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/crime/former-christ-s-hospital-teachers-charged-with-non-recent-sex-offences-1-8054350

Queen’s Club and Eton head squash coach, Ajaz Karim, is suspended pending outcome of police probe

23 July 2017

Jaz Karim – has been suspended

Queen’s Club

The Duke of Gloucester presents the Stella Artois Championship trophy to USA’s Andy Roddick at Queen’s Club, London, 15 June 2003

Britain’s most exclusive tennis club, Queen’s, whose members include Prince Edward, the Duchess of Gloucester and Pippa Middleton, hosts its annual championships next week in the traditional precursor to Wimbledon.

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Assistant Chaplain 1996 2003  DOBBIE G W

Housemaster            1993 2003  DOBBIE G W

Sen Chapl                    1986 1996  DOBBIE G W

Dec 17, 2006

Gary Dobbie … As far as I am aware he is still the Chaplain at Shrewsbury School.

link

Dec 2016

The Revd Gary William Dobbie, has resigned as Chaplain to Shrewsbury School

I was a housemaster at Christ’s Hospital in Sussex

since January 2003 have been Chaplain of Shrewsbury School.

http://www.kinnessburn.org.uk/html/no_30_march_2005.html

Member of staff from Shrewsbury School being investigated for historical sex offences
Jan 29 2016

The boarding school says the staff member has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation into alleged assaults on a teenage girl.

The allegations involve a school in Sussex and date back up to 26 years ago.

The £11,000-a-term Shrewsbury School, based in Kingsland, has released a statement confirming one of its staff was being questioned by police about the allegations.

It follows the arrest of a man in Shrewsbury by West Mercia Police officers yesterday. Police spokesman Paul Roberts said the arrest was on suspicion of sexual assaults at an address in West Sussex.

He said: “He remains in police custody at this time. West Mercia Police are assisting Sussex Police with their investigation.”

Sussex Police spokesman Tim Mahony said: “Two men were arrested at addresses in Shropshire and North Yorkshire on suspicion of rape and other sexual assaults on a teenage girl in West Sussex during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

“They are currently in custody at police stations near where they live, for interview and further inquiries.

“The investigation is being carried out by specialist child safeguarding detectives from Sussex Police.”

A statement from the school said: “Shrewsbury School understands that a police investigation into events at a school in Sussex over 10 years ago involves a member of the current staff at the school.

 

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/01/29/member-of-staff-from-shrewsbury-school-being-investigated-for-historical-sex-offences/

St. Matthew’s Day Review

Oct 2006

Former City School Returns to the Capital

400 boys and girls from Christ’s Hospital in their Tudor style uniform marched through the City on Friday, 22 September to celebrate St Matthew’s Day, one of the high days in the School’s calendar.

The Parade began from Carmelite Street (EC1) and moved to the Church of St Andrew, Holborn. The thanksgiving service was attended by David Brewer, the Lord Mayor of the City of London and Vice President of Christ’s Hospital. The School was delighted to also welcome The Revd Gary Dobbie, former Chaplain of Christ’s Hospital and now Chaplain of Shrewsbury School, who took the Sermon.

Following the Service, the pupils, led by the Band, marched from the Church to Mansion House, despite the inclement weather, where they received largesse, a small sum of money, from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress before being given lunch in the Egyptian Hall.

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Sidney Society: Speaker, Rev. Gary Dobbie (Moser Library)

Date:  2011-11-17 18:15

History teacher, Andrew Husband

He had 2 sons and a daughter at the school…

He ‘left’ sometime  (1993/4)

link

Gordonstoun and Jaz Karim

Queen’s Club
 Queen’s Club is the home of real tennis and rackets and there are forty tennis courts of all different surfaces. Jaz Karim, the professional, and two assistants were ready to coach us.

 

Jaz Karim presented us with a champagne glass from Queen’s Club and was given a tour cap

http://www.gordonstoun.org.uk/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=209&cntnt01returnid=64

Queen’s Club and Eton head coach suspended in police probe

 

Britain’s most exclusive tennis club, Queen’s whose members include Prince Edward, the Duchess of Gloucester and Pippa Middleton – Ajaz Karim has been suspended pending the outcome of a police probe.

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and the fourth child of Queen Elizabeth II. He plays tennis regularly, at Queen’s Club in London, off a handicap of 40 (a low B player, in other words) and is the active patron of the Tennis & Rackets Association, which governs the game of tennis in Great Britain

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2009/10/who-is-the-biggest-name

2004

Queen’s Club

Grant Meyrick, the club’s chairman, has established that members, who include Tim Henman, the British No 1, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, are willing to stump up about £10,000 each to buy it.

The club has long been a favourite with investment bankers. Scott Mead, the former Goldman Sachs partner, was three times club veteran tennis champion.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2889961/Queens-Club-members-to-serve-up-35m-buyout.html

 


When not coaching he works for charity he founded helping children in Uganda  – The Uganda Children’s trust Fund

UGANDA CHARITY TRUST FUND , C/O THE QUEEN’S CLUB 

Trustees MR IAN MARSH, MR AJAZ KARIM, MR MARIUS BRINKHORST, MR ANOUP TREON, DAN MAYNARD, MRS SAGRA MACEIRA, GERARD SOAMES

https://www.uctf.org/our-story/our-team/

The Uganda Children’s Trust Fund was founded in 2001 by Jaz Karim. As a child, Jaz grew up in Mbale, in eastern Uganda. His family were forced to leave for England under the Asian expulsion ordered by Idi Amin  Jaz first re-visited Uganda in the late 2000s

https://www.uctf.org/who-we-are/

Eton Action

Eton Action is an independent charity conceived and founded by Etonians to promote charitable activity and social responsibility among boys. Its activities consist primarily in raising money for charities other than Eton College itself. It is still run primarily by boys: an executive committee of boys governs the charity under the guidance of the chairman, secretary and treasurer, who are Masters. Trustees are drawn from current senior staff.

The income from all these events is pooled and divided between charitable foundations and projects chosen by the committee and voted on by every boy in the school. In addition, external charities set up stalls which enable them to raise money for their own good causes.

In 2016, a variety of activities ranging from a fives marathon to the sponsored shaving of a House Master’s beard raised a total of £40,300 which was divided between the Uganda Children’s Trust Fund, The Passage, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Space for Giants and Great Ormond Street.

http://www.etoncollege.com/EtonAction.aspx


Eton

14 July 2017

Eton’s head of squash charged with boarding school sex abuse

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/men-charged-with-sex-offences-at-leading-independent-school-9tw5857s2

Is there a paedophile ring at Eton:

 

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

 

Eton schoolboy who shared ‘appalling’ child abuse images from dorm computer is spared prison

Judge says prison would ‘undo’ counselling ‘privileged’ Andrew Picard has undergone after he was caught distributing hundreds of images on Skype

Picard’s chatroom account was traced to the prestigious school, near Windsor, Berkshire, where he was arrested for sharing explicit material between January and February 2015.

Andrew Picard

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12173680/Eton-schoolboy-who-shared-appalling-child-abuse-images-from-dorm-computer-is-spared-prison.html

 

May 09th, 2016

Andrew Picard, a former USA Swimmer, has been added to the list of Individuals Suspended or Ineligible – Permanently, the organization announced on Monday.Picard, who registered with USA Swimming with both the names Andrew Laurence and Andrew Boeckman (as recently as December on the latter name) and whose prior legal name was Andrew Laurence Boeckman, last swam at a meet in December of 2015.Picard made global headlines earlier this year when he received only a suspended prison sentence despite being caught by an undercover police officer sharing pictures of young children in an online chat room. Picard, 17 at the time but now 18, was found with 1,185 indecent images and videos on his computer and external hard drives. The material was described as “disturbing” and by the case’s judge as “so appalling, frankly I can’t bring myself to talk about it.” According to police, the videos included abuse of babies and toddlers.Picard pled guilty to one count of possessing indecent pictures of children, one count of making indecent pictures of children, and 8 counts of distributing indecent photos of recordings of a child. He was sentenced to 10-months in prison, suspended for 18 months. What that means is that if Picard doesn’t break the law and fulfills the conditions of his probation over the next 18 months, the sentence will be dismissed.https://swimswam.com/swimmer-andrew-picard-banned-life-usa-swimming/

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

Eton student owned toddler-rape videos allowed to use false name to protect wealthy family


Lashings All Stars XI v UCTF Invitation XI Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3YE

 All funds raised will support the UCTF. The Uganda Children’s Trust Fund

 

Rickmansworth Cricket Club is one of the oldest cricket clubs in England.

the club relocated to Rickmansworth Park, opposite the Met Station, which is now the grounds of the Royal Masonic School for Girls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickmansworth_Cricket_Club



https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20170614/282175061100815

Karim’s arrangement at Queen’s allows him to fulfil the same head squash coach role at Eton College, where he has been in the post since 2008, and at the Hurlingham Club in South-West London, and even — according to his personal website — at investment bank Credit Suisse, which has its own squash courts.

His website adds that he ‘represented England at junior level in hockey’, ‘has played and coached cricket at a high level’ and has been ‘coaching, training, studying at the pinnacle of squash for over 30 years’.

A lot of the support and fundraising for the Uganda Children’s Fund has come through Jaz’s Queen’s Club connections, one way and another — and probably some of his Etonian connections as well.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4601864/Queen-s-Club-coach-suspended-pending-police-probe.html

The Canary Wharf Health Club

The club, located next to the Credit Suisse offices in Cabot Square was previously only available for use by employees of the financial services company.

https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/gyms/canary-wharf/services/squash-courts

The health club boasts the only squash courts in Canary Wharf.

Use of the three glass-backed courts is included in membership and two can be pre-booked while one is kept free for on-the-day players.

Eton squash coach Jaz Karim runs an inter-office league and also offers one-to-one coaching.

http://www.wharf.co.uk/lifestyle/fitness/first-look-canary-wharf-health-11440625

10 May 2005

Queen’s Club  has around 4,500 members. They include the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, actors Joseph Fiennes and Damian Lewis, Hollywood star Charlton Heston and singer Elaine Paige.

The club also has a large number of City professionals and international business people, including Richard Branson and George Soros.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/mystery-as-queens-faces-crisis-talks-7176893.html

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HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester -the mother of the present Duke of Gloucester

Dr. Margery Blackie

Princess Alice, the late Duchess of Gloucester, was the patron of the Blackie Foundation Trust established in honor of Dr. Margery Blackie, the former royal homeopathic physician who served from 1969 until 1980.

At present, Princess Alexandra, Lady Ogilvy, is patron to the Blackie Foundation Trust, and Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, serves as one of the vice-presidents of this organization.

http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-royal-medicine-monarchs-longtime.html

Dr. Margery Blackie, the first woman to be named President of the Faculty of the British Homoeopathic Society and Physician to Her Majesty the Queen.

 

James Compton Burnett who was the homeopathic physician of Lewis Carroll was also a great uncle of Marjorie Grace Blackie,

 

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Margerie Blackie (left) is blogger anna raccoon’s aunt (raccoon blogged about Savile and  Duncroft school)

Anna Raccoon Retweeted Anna Raccoon:

Another aunt was Dr Margery Blackie. A long line of indomitable women who would have run a mile from a ‘safe space’!


Current Blackie Foundation Trust Patron – HRH Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy – Jimmy Savile’s friend

It was founded by Blackie in 1971, when she was homeopathic physician to the Queen.[13]

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Blackie_Foundation_Trust

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Dr. Margery Blackie and Sir John Weir

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British Homeopathic Association patron – Duke of Gloucester

http://royalcentral.co.uk/other/who-is-the-duke-of-gloucester-75873


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Wimbledon to Rocks Lane………just a 15 minute drive.

 

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a hop, skip and jump away from Harvey Proctor’s Fulham home.