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Ex-DJ Jonathan King, 73, ‘twice raped 14-year-old he picked up outside luxury London hotel Claridge’s, after plying him with brandy and boasting of threesomes with teenagers’

A former DJ raped a teenager waiter after plying him with brandy, a court heard.

Jonathan King, 73, picked up the 14-year-old boy from outside luxury London hotel Claridge’s where the young teen worked, a jury was told.

The victim was introduced to the pop personality through a friend in the 1970s but did not come forward until he heard of King’s arrest for a separate charge in 2001.

The disgraced pop personality is accused of using his fame to lure youngsters for rides in his Rolls Royce where he would take them for dinner, drinks and tours of his luxury London flat.

The victim told jurors: ‘I started working at Claridge’s hotel at 14, part-time as a commis waiter. This was 1977 or 78.

He said the other waiter asked if he wanted to go out after work and said a friend was picking them up.

‘We met Jonathan and we were taken to Chinese restaurant in Piccadilly above the McDonald’s,’ he said.

‘They all new Jonathan because when we walked in they said hello and invited him in as if he was a friend.’

He asked his friend who he was and he explained he was a famous DJ.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5866801/Ex-DJ-Jonathan-King-73-twice-raped-14-year-old-Claridges-waiter.html


 

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.

 

Former DJ Jonathan King, 73, ‘raped a 15-year-old boy then slapped an imaginary sticker on his shoulder while praising him for ‘”being brave”‘

  • Ex-DJ abused youngsters in 1970s and 1980s after giving them alcohol, jury told
  • Man spoke out when King bragged he was ‘guilty of being good at seduction’
  • He told his trial today alleged attack at King’s flat ‘wasn’t seduction – I was raped’
  • Claims he was told: ‘You’ve won the Jonathan King order of merit for being brave’
He asked if the boy was hungry and he took him to a Chinese restaurant he claimed he went to with his ‘best friend’ Kenny Everett and got him drunk on beer, it is alleged.
Cranky Pants Noely  @YaThinkN

How dare they! The Catholic Church should not be above the law. Hell, with 4,444 CATHOLIC VICTIMS revealed by they should already be de-registered as a Criminal Organisation with all those who aided & abetted abusers jailed.

‘It doesn’t affect us’: Priests to defy child sex abuse confession law

CATHOLIC priests in South Australia won’t obey a law requiring them to report child sex abuse to police because the confessional is ‘sacred’.

https://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/it-doesnt-affect-us-priests-to-defy-child-sex-abuse-confession-law/news-story/53e07c28a8248e21feb0adb84acbebdd

Nathan Lee‏ @NathanLee Jun 12

So how has the George Pell trial been going? Oh – that’s right – the Catholic Church lawyers got a gag order on the media disclosing anything: secrecy & special protection. Exactly why the mountain of child abuse happens in the first place.


 Former DJ Jonathan King ‘infiltrated one of Britain’s top public schools to prey on boys as young as 14 before luring them to his flat for sex in the 1970s and 80s’

  • Former DJ is said to have plied youngsters with alcohol in the 1970s and 80s
  • He often showed them pornography before sexually assaulting them, jury told
  • The 73-year-old denies 24 serious sexual assaults on boys aged 14 to 16
  • Child claims he went to collect Springsteen tickets and star grabbed his penis  
  • Public schoolboys say they gave tours and he lured them home with free gifts

Pop personality Jonathan King infiltrated a top public school to prey on young boys before plying one with alcohol and showing him porn while touching his penis, a court heard today.

The former broadcaster, now 73, was shown around by a 15-year-old boy before luring him and his friends to London with the promise of free records and gig tickets, Southwark Crown Court heard today.

When King’s first school guide came to his home he was asked to compile a ‘weird’ list of things including family, friends and sex and put them in order of importance.

‘He thought it was odd, but he completed the list putting family first,’ said prosecutor Rosina Cottage, QC.

On another visit to the same school, King then offered one of the boy’s friends tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ tour date at Wembley.

The boy found his insistence ‘a bit weird’ but travelled to London to collect the tickets.

King picked him up from Waterloo in his Rolls Royce and took him to his west London flat.

King gave the boy a beer – then showed him a porn film and touched his penis. The victim said he was ‘petrified’ by this, the jury heard.

Miss Cottage told how King tried to reassure him ‘saying that he could telephone a girlfriend to arrange for her to come over and relieve him of his virginity.’

The boy said he wanted to leave, King gave him the tickets and let him go.

Later he dedicated the song ‘Illegal Alien’ by Genesis to both schoolboys on his Christmas Day radio show.

Asked in police interview if he had touched the boy, King quipped: ‘I don’t think I would have done unless he’d asked me very politely.’

King, who had a series of top ten hits and hosted TV shows like ‘Entertainment USA’ is accused of sexual offences against 11 victims at Southwark Crown Court.

On another occasion King took one of his victims to visit a ‘friend’ at school – a sixth form border.

When police raided his home they found a picture pinned up of a blonde boy, signed on the back: ‘To Jonathan, Love X, Nov ‘78.’

Police also found a diary detailing sexual exploits with young boys on a trip to Mexico.

He speaks of ‘trolling’ and ‘cruising’ to pick up 15 and 16-year-old boys in his car for sex.

One night King took a family out for dinner and visited their home to spend time with their 16-year-old son.

He writes: ‘After the oldsters went up to bed, telling John not to be too long I bought him a drink and then we strolled up to my room to exchange addresses.

‘Well. Of course the books came out and were utilised. From small beginnings to great progress!

‘I played it very much on the – goodness me huge for 16 lines. Soon I was measuring with tonsils. Some pangs of guilt dispelled by goodness how did that happen?’

He speaks of landing in Acapulco and after dropping his bags immediately goes out cruising.

‘A fabulous boy, 15, ran across the road in a tiny pair of shorts and nothing else.’

Ms Cottage said: ‘He gets in the car and he pays him five dollars. I don’t think really the rest needs much explaining – “Jets everywhere.”

‘We say this is exactly what he’s doing in London and by this time he’s very expert at picking those who are just the right age for him.

‘He wants them young – older boys gets “bristly” and that’s not what he wants.’

These were the ‘trophies’ in his sick ‘game of power and manipulation over boys.’

Most of the charges against King, 73, involve pickups in the car outside venues where he knew he could find young boys – cinemas and record shops.

Many of the victims describe the lasting impact of mental health issues, drink dependency and suicide attempts as a result of the abuse.

While some were one-off encounters, others were preyed on repeatedly.

The charges relate to exposure, to touching both over and under clothes, sex acts and the most extreme sexual abuse.

The defendant said that he had only ever had consensual sex and did not have sexual contact with some of the alleged victims.

Cambridge graduate King had hits with ‘Everyone’s Gone to the Moon’ and ‘Una Paloma Blanca.’

He discovered Genesis and wrote and produced hits for teen idols the Bay City Rollers.

In court he wore a black suit with bright blue and red Nike high-tops.

King, of Bayswater, denies 17 charges of indecent assault and seven counts of buggery on males aged between 16 and 21.

The trial continues.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5844625/Former-DJ-Jonathan-King-infiltrated-one-Britains-public-schools-prey-boys.html


Hove Court  listings 14 June 2018

 

MSM seems to have stopped reporting on the Christ’s Hopsital School’s abuse trial re: Gary Dobbie.  Last news report was on  1 June 2018, but case is ongoing (Dobbie being tried with James Husband)

http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/crown-court-lists-hearing-results.php

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

Christ’s Hospital school in West Sussex
Christ’s Hospital school counts Sir Barnes Wallis, the inventor of the bouncing bomb, among its former pupils. Photograph: Alamy

Four former teachers at a West Sussex boarding school have been charged with a range of sexual offences including rape against 15 male and female alleged victims across a 16-year period.

The accused, all men in their 60s and 70s 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.

Gary Dobbie, 66, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault on a male, one count of attempted indecent assault on a male and three counts of indecent assault on a female.

James Husband, 67, is charged with five counts of indecent assault on a female and four of rape,

and Ajaz Karim, 62, is charged with nine counts of indecent assault on a female and one of attempted indecent assault on a female.  (found guilty)

Peter Webb, 74 -charged with six counts of indecent assault on a male  found  (guilty)

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/13/four-former-teachers-christs-hospital-school-west-sussex-charged-sexual-offences

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Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson will return to court next week to be sentenced for indecently assaulting eight men.

June 14 2108

The former Royal Navy Commander was convicted by a jury back in December of ten counts of indecent assault against young men in the 1980s and 1990s.

During the original trial, the jury failed to reach a verdict on two alternative charges, attempted buggery of a boy and indecent assault.

Today, a jury found Howeson not guilty of both those counts.

The court was told Howeson, of Craigie Drive in Stonehouse, intends to appeal his convictions.

He is due to be sentenced on Friday at Bristol Crown Court for his convictions last year.

Howeson is due to be sentenced at Brstol Crown Court next Friday – June 22.

Following the initial trial, Judge Horton told Howeson that he would be sent to prison.

He offered the defendant the chance to speak to a probation officer and face up to his guilt.

Daniel Janner, QC for Howeson, replied: “The defendant’s position remains the same. He didn’t commit these offences and he has been wrongly convicted.”

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-what-happens-next-1676847


Jury told dark past had ‘caught up with’ businessman accused of attempt rape of boy

Prosecution and defence barristers give closing speeches in Charles Howeson case as jury prepare to be sent out by judge to consider verdict

13 June 2018

A jury heard how the dark past had “caught up with” a leading city businessman who stood accused of attempting to rape a boy 30 years ago.

Prosecutor Paul Dunkels QC summed up the Crown’s case against 68-year-old Charles Howeson, noting how the former Royal Navy commander had been convicted of ten counts of indecent assault against eight young men last December following a lengthy trial.

In his closing speech to the jury of nine men and three women at Bristol Crown Court, Mr Dunkels noted how victims of sexual abuse were frequently unable to talk openly about their suffering for many years.

He noted how the partner of Howeson’s accuser had told the court how the man was left sobbing as he finally recounted the sexual assault in a field near the businessman’s home in Crownhill in the late 1980s.

Mr Dunkels, recalling the words of defence barrister Daniel Janner QC, asked the jury if they thought these were “crocodile tears”, adding there was “no reason to put on an act for her, surely?”

Judge Horton said he would conclude his summation on Thursday morning before sending the jury out to consider their verdict.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/jury-told-dark-past-caught-1673946


Former DJ Jonathan King, 73, ‘claimed Page 3 glamour model Samantha Fox was his girlfriend to lure boys as young as 14 into his Rolls-Royce to take them to his flat for sex in the 1970s and 80s’

  • Former DJ is said to have plied youngsters with alcohol in the 1970s and 80s
  • He then showed them pornography before sexually assaulting them, jury told
  • Court told he still had letters and photos of ‘victims’ at his home 30 years later
  • The 73-year-old denies 24 serious sexual assaults on boys aged 14 to 16

Former DJ Jonathan King claimed glamour model Samantha Fox was his girlfriend as he lured young boys into his Rolls-Royce and sexually assaulted them, a court has heard.

The convicted sex offender, 73, allegedly exploited his position in the record industry to carry out attacks on 11 teenagers as young as 14 in the 1970s and 1980s.

King, an ex-pop star and producer for acts including Genesis, is said to have lured youngsters into his Daimler or Rolls-Royce cars before driving them home, where they were plied with alcohol.

He told some of his ‘star-struck’ targets that Samantha Fox was his girlfriend and he could introduce them to famous comedian Kenny Everett, the jury were told.

He also gave them presents, including records and concert tickets, showed them pornography and made false promises of sex with teenage girls, said prosecutor Rosina Cottage QC.

‘When they were in his power and in no position to repel his advances he would assault them. It appears that it was a game of manipulation and power over boys aged about 13 to 16,’ she said. ‘He would play the same routine again and again, honed for success.’

King, of Bayswater, central London, is standing trial at Southwark Crown Court where he denies 24 serious sexual assault charges against boys aged between 14 and 16, alleged to have taken place between 1970 and 1988.

Dressed in a dark suit, white shirt, blue tie and colourful trainers, he appeared in court under his real name, Kenneth George King.

Wearing round glasses and a bum bag, he sat expressionless in the dock as the case against him was opened.

A jury was told King denies he would ever have sex with anyone under age or force himself on someone without consent.

But the prosecutor said his denials are ‘hollow’ and revealed he was convicted in 2001 of sexual offences against five teenage boys in the 1980s.

Referring to the current allegations, she added: ‘He claims not to know or remember most of the boys, despite their photographs or letters or addresses and details still being in his home up to 30 years later, like trophies kept for his own private perusal.’

The court heard King would target straight, immature boys, securing sex by showering them with gifts of records, concert tickets, meals and alcohol, as well as paying insincere compliments and making false promises.

Almost all the encounters involved pickups in the car outside venues where he knew he could find young boys – cinemas and record shops.

Ms Cottage said: ‘This case concerns sexual assaults by this defendant upon 11 teenage boys in the 1970s and 1980s.

‘The defendant used his position in the music industry and his fame to lure boys into his Daimler or Rolls-Royce, where he would flatter them and pretend that they could help him with research or promotion.

‘He would then drive them to his home where he would give them alcohol and promise them sex with teenage girls and show them pornography.’

One alleged victim did not report the incident out of embarrassment, but decided to come forward after an article about King in The Independent newspaper angered him.

In the 2012 interview, King bragged: ‘The only apology I have is to say that I was good at seduction.’

One of the alleged victims said King told him on his 21st birthday that he ‘was too old and ugly for him now.’

The trial, which could last until August, continues.

DJ ‘name-dropped famous people to impress “star-struck” victims’

The court heard King name-dropped stars like comedian Kenny Everett and model Samantha Fox in a bid to impress alleged victims.

In April 1970, he pulled up alongside a 15-year-old on Tottenham Court Road in his white Daimler Sovereign Saloon and asked whether he wanted to help him promote some records.

The car was fitted with tinted windows, a TV, a stereo and cocktail cabinet.

King name-dropped stars from the time like comedian Kenny Everett (left) and model Samantha Fox (right), the court was told

He took the boy to a Chinese restaurant and got him drunk while name dropping Kenny Everett before and then took him back to his home.

The prosecutor described how the victim was shown King’s music room and ‘his next memory was of waking, naked, in the defendant’s bed which had black shiny sheets.

After carrying out a sex attack on him, King gave him £5 for a taxi home and he never saw him again.

The prosecutor showed jurors a video of King’s home, pointing out a topless picture of 1980s page three model and singer Samantha Fox.

‘Samantha Fox is someone who the defendant occasionally described as his girlfriend to one or two of these young men,’ she added.

One said he was ‘star struck’ when King pulled up in his car and started speaking to him.

Who is Jonathan King and why is he famous?

Cambridge graduate Jonathan King rose to fame as a singer, songwriter and music producer in the 60s and 70s.

He had hits with ‘Everyone’s Gone to the Moon’ in 1965 and ‘Una Paloma Blanca’ in 1975.

He discovered Genesis and wrote and produced hits for teen idols the Bay City Rollers.

During time in New York in the 1980s, he hosted the BBC TV show ‘Entertainment USA’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5839709/Former-DJ-Jonathan-King-73-used-fame-sexually-abuse-11-boys.html

KING RAN CHILD SEX FOR STARS News of the World 25-11-01

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Prince Charles to give evidence about former Bishop of Gloucester to child sex abuse inquiry

The inquiry will examine how Bishop Peter Ball evaded justice

12 JUN 2018

Prince Charles has been called to give evidence to a sex abuse inquiry when it looks into the case of a former Bishop of Gloucester who was jailed for abusing young men.

A confirmed witness statement has been requested from Prince Charles and his private secretary by the inquiry which will be examining how Peter Ball escaped justice for so long.

The pair prayed together at Highgrove and Charles supported Ball when the allegations of sex abuse first surfaced in 1992, soon after he was made Bishop of Gloucester.

It was over 20 years until Ball was brought to justice. In 2015 he was jailed for 32 months for indecently assaulting two men in their late teens in the 1980s and 1990s and a charge of misconduct in a public office.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is now expected to examine accusations that Ball abused his powerful friendships to evade being caught for decades.

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Aides say the Prince is willing to answer any questions the enquiry has about his dealings with the former Bishop who was a guest at his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.

Ball established a monastery in Gloucestershire with twin brother Michael, also a bishop.

It is said he actively courted the powerful and dined at the Savoy with Margaret Thatcher on a regular basis.

His friendship with Prince Charles began in 1992 when he was made Bishop of Gloucester, a short time before Ball was arrested for gross indecency after one of his trainees claimed he was made to rehearse “penitential psalms” naked in the middle of the night.

The October 2015 trial heard that he abused boys as young as 15 between the late Seventies and early nineties.

At the 2015 trial it was alleged that back in 1992 when the allegations originally surfaced he had the backing of “Cabinet ministers, the Royal Family, MPs, JPs and a lord”.

He was jailed but freed after serving half of his 32-month sentence and now lives in Somerset.

At a hearing last week, counsel to the inquiry Fiona Scolding QC revealed that witness statements had been requested from the prince and his principal private secretary.

She said the Prince had expressed his willingness to assist and this had led to “lengthy and complex discussions” .

Lawyer Richard Scorer, who is representing complainants at the inquiry, told Sky News: “It is imperative that the inquiry leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to establish how Peter Ball was able to evade justice for two decades.

“If this means calling Prince Charles and other prominent establishment figures as witnesses then the inquiry should do so without fear or favour.”

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/prince-charles-give-evidence-former-1665027#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Jimmy Savile was bishop Ball’s principal entree into the Waleses’ household.

 

Peter Ball was propelled into the royal circle by two people… One was prebendary Willie Booth, a former chaplain at Westminster School, the other was Jimmy Savile.

After his appointment to Gloucester was announced, Ball became a regular visitor to Highgrove and was held in such high regard that Charles attended his enthronement.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265742/Jimmy-Savile-Prince-Charles-close-friendship-sex-abuse-bishop-Peter-Ball.html

Jimmy Savile committed a number of sex offences in Sussex at the time when Ball was bishop

Charles sent Savile a box of cigars and a pair of gold cufflinks on his 80th birthday with a note that read: “Nobody will ever know what you have done for this country Jimmy. This is to go some way in thanking you for that.”

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/oct/29/jimmy-savile-behaviour-prince-charles

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Bishop Ball with Prince Charles and Camilla. Ball gave the homily at the funeral of Camilla Parker Bowles’s father, Major Bruce Shand, in 2006

 He attended the couples wedding and was invited to address mourners at the funeral of Major Bruce Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall’s father, in 2006.

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/prince-charles-give-evidence-former-1665027

Prince Charles Provided Free House To Bishop Ball Arrested in UK Child Abuse Probe

https://www.thedailybeast.com/prince-charles-provided-free-house-to-bishop-arrested-in-uk-child-abuse-probe

Charles’ dozens of letters to ‘calculating’ paedophile bishop as victims demand they are made public

  • Prince Charles is believed to have written to paedophile bishop Peter Ball 
  • Ball was jailed two years ago for using his position to groom 18 young men 
  • The former Bishop of Gloucester exchanged letters with Prince Charles 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4162372/Prince-Charles-wrote-padeophile-bishop.html

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Jimmy Savile victim says compensation is a ‘joke’ after years of abuse

A woman who was repeatedly abused by Jimmy Savile has revealed she has been offered just £3,250 in compensation.

Leisha Brookes was one of up to 1,000 victims abused on BBC premises by the disgraced DJ.

The 50-year-old has bravely spoken out about the abuse, which happened every other weekend for more than two years.

But after waiting almost five years for a payout from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), she was devastated by the final settlement fee.

Leisha said: ‘It’s disgusting to be honest, a joke.

‘No amount can take the pain away or change what they did.

‘You go for decades not being listened to, and then this.’

Leisha was given £18,750 from the BBC years ago but expected her compensation to be boosted through the CICA, a government agency that administers payouts to victims of serious and violent crime.

But they told her she had been awarded £22,000, including the original sum she was given by the BBC.

Leisha said she was abused by up to 30 men at the BBC Television Centre when she was aged between eight and 11.

She was initially invited to the building by a family friend, but would return as a guest every other weekend.

The abuse has led to her attempting suicide more than 20 times and causing all her relationships to break down, while all five of her children have been taken away.

She used the BBC award to pay off debts and now lives as a recluse on £155 a week in disability benefits in a tiny council house in Colchester, Essex.

Leisha added: ‘I can’t be touched by men, I can’t go in crowded places near men.

‘If a man phones me up I’ll put the phone down. If there are men either side of me in a supermarket queue I have to put my shopping down and leave.

‘My life has been destroyed by everything that happened to me as a child.

‘I am severely psychologically damaged, even now. My story has been proven, and yet here I am, still fighting.’

A spokeswoman for CICA said they did not comment on individual cases.

A spokesman for the BBC added: ‘The terms of the Savile compensation scheme were agreed with lawyers for the victims, as well as the NHS and the Savile estate.

‘It is not for the BBC to comment on the criminal injuries compensation scheme run by the Government.’

Jimmy Savile victim says compensation is a ‘joke’ after years of abuse


Gilo‏ @seaofcomplicity

IICSA comes under fire from group of survivors. Not enough consultation. Too much ££ spent on ill-conceived PR. Victims & Survivors Forum has not met in past 14 months. @InquiryCSA


Peter Dalglish’s hearing postponed for next week

June 10 2018

Canadian Peter Dalglish’s hearing scheduled for this Thursday has been postponed for next week. Dalglish is currently put behind Dhulikhel jail.

Although the hearing was dated for Thursday the government lawyer is on leave so the hearing for Thursday has been canceled.

Dalglish has been spending time behind the jail while waiting for his final hearing for the rape case.

https://kathmandutribune.com/peter-dalglishs-hearing-postponed-for-next-week/


Charles Howeson to appeal sex abuse convictions, court told

11 JUN 2018

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-appeal-sex-abuse-1664979

Former DJ Jonathan King arrives at court to stand trial accused of a string of historical sex assaults on nine teenage boys in the 1970s and 80s

  • DJ is famous for his appearances on radio and TV in 1960s, 70s and 80s
  • He is due to court today to face charges of sex attacks on teenage boys
  • The alleged offences are said to have taken place between 1970 and 1988

Former DJ Jonathan King arrives at Southwark Crown Court this morning ahead of his trial

Former DJ Jonathan King has arrived at court ahead of his trial for multiple historical sex offences.

The ex-singer and Genesis producer is accused of assaults on nine teenagers aged between 14 and 16, between 1970 and 1988.

The 73-year-old, of Bayswater, West London, is appearing at Southwark Crown Court under the name Kenneth King.

His trial, which is due to begin today, is expected to last up six weeks.

King was famed for songs including Everyone’s Gone to the Moon and Hooked on a Feeling and discovered the band Genesis as a music producer.

He appeared many times on television on both sides of the Atlantic including on shows like Top of the Pops and Entertainment USA.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5829095/Former-DJ-Jonathan-King-arrives-court-historical-sex-assault-trial.html


 

Australian celebrity paedophile ring revealed

A PAEDOPHILE ring in Australia’s arts community included literary figures and famous artists for whom prepubescent sisters were “jailbait”.

 June 10, 2018

STUNNING revelations of an Australian paedophile ring involving celebrity arts figures have been laid bare by the daughters of a prominent playwright.

Rozanna and Kate Lilley, the daughters of playwright and poet Dorothy Hewett, say they were forced into sex aged 15 by men including the late Bob Ellis and Martin Sharp, The Australian reports.

Sharp, Australia’s foremost pop artist, designed record covers and posters for Bob Dylan, Donovan and Eric Clapton and wrote songs for Clapton’s band, Cream.

Ellis was a political commentator, write and film maker who penned 22 television and screenplays.

The Lilley sisters, who each have written new books, say their mother encouraged underage sex between her daughters and famous men she entertained at her Sydney house.

The sisters say the men enjoyed having young girls around and their mother, considered a left wing radical and admired feminist, encouraged their joining in the libertine sex scene of the times.

“We were these nubile girls … jailbait,” Kate Lilley said, describing her mother’s house as “a brothel without payment”.

Rozanna and Kate Lilley (left, as teenagers) claim they were molested by author Bob Ellis (top right), and (bottom right) painter Martin Sharp and photographer David Hamilton.

Rozanna and Kate Lilley (left, as teenagers) claim they were molested by author Bob Ellis (top right), and (bottom right) painter Martin Sharp and photographer David Hamilton.Source:Supplied

Poet Dorothy Hewett, above with daughters Kate and Rozanna Lilley in about 1976, encouraged her underage daughters having sex with older men.

Poet Dorothy Hewett, above with daughters Kate and Rozanna Lilley in about 1976, encouraged her underage daughters having sex with older men.Source:Supplied

Dorothy Hewett’s Sydney house was like an ‘unpaid brothel’ for the underage sisters who were ‘jailbait’ for prominent arts figures.

Dorothy Hewett’s Sydney house was like an ‘unpaid brothel’ for the underage sisters who were ‘jailbait’ for prominent arts figures.Source:Supplied

Other men included a local film producer who is still alive and a poet who raped Kate Lilley when she was underage, plus renowned British erotic photographer, David Hamilton.

Known for his soft-lit images of prepubescent young girls, 83-year-old Hamilton took his own life in 2016 after a former model accused him of raping her in 1987 when she was 13 years old.

In the Woollahra terrace Hewett shared with her husband, writer Merv Lilley, a queue of famous men attended parties in the salon-like atmosphere where the sisters spent their early teens.

Sex was facilitated by Hewett who also slept with some of the men, while her husband had sex with other women.

When she turned 16 years old, Kate Lilley had already slept with six men and her younger sister Rozanna had slept with a dozen men by the time she reached the age of consent.

The men were older artists and writers, including Bob Ellis and Martin Sharp, and Hamilton who photographed pornographic images of Rozanna.

Rozanna said she had sex once, when she was 15, with Martin Sharp, who decades later apologised to her.

Decades later, artist Martin Sharp called Rozanna Lilley to apologise for taking advantage of her sexually.

Decades later, artist Martin Sharp called Rozanna Lilley to apologise for taking advantage of her sexually.Source:News Corp Australia

Writer Bob Ellis would have sex with Kate ‘whenever he turned up’ and with her younger sister.

Writer Bob Ellis would have sex with Kate ‘whenever he turned up’ and with her younger sister.Source:News Corp Australia

Kate (left) and Rozanna Lilley who say their famous mother failed to protect them from sexual predators on the arts scene. Picture: John Feder.

Kate (left) and Rozanna Lilley who say their famous mother failed to protect them from sexual predators on the arts scene. Picture: John Feder.Source:News Corp Australia

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Kate Lilley’s new book, Tilt. Source:Supplied

David Hamilton took close photographs of her genitals after showing her pornographic images of girls to prove others had consented.

“It was unbearable at home,” Kate Lilley said, “I used to have sex with men to prevent them having sex with Rosie.

“But then I would find out they did have sex with Rosie.”
Kate Lilley’s teenage years are referred to in poems in her new book, Tilt, which the 57-year-old poet and university English professor has published.

Rozanna, 55, an anthropologist and autism researcher also writes poems about sexual abuse by (unnamed) older men in her book, Do Oysters Get Bored? A Curious Life.

Kate Lilley told The Australian she had sex four times with Bob Ellis when she was aged 15 and 16, “whenever he turned up”.

Rozanna has written a poem about her sexual encounter with Ellis as a child.

At the age of 13, Rozanna Lilley was cast in the lesbian-themed film Journey Among Women about female convicts living in the bush.

Her mother, Dorothy Hewett, wrote the script.

The film is still available on DVD.

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Rozanna Lilley on the set of Journey Among Women. Source:Supplied

The Lilley sisters’ parents Merv Lilley and Dorothy Hewett at their Blue Mountains home shortly before Hewett’s death.

The Lilley sisters’ parents Merv Lilley and Dorothy Hewett at their Blue Mountains home shortly before Hewett’s death.Source:News Limited

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/australian-celebrity-paedophile-ring-revealed/news-story/152f23a6d269437321f8e2f923a82e7f

Andreas Baader‏@stop1984

“plus renowned British erotic photographer, David Hamilton”

Photographer, David Hamilton

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hamilton_(photographer)

Ellis, a supporter of the Australian Labor Party, wrote speeches for a number of Labor leaders (such as Bob Carr, Paul Keating and Kim Beazley) and wrote extensively on Labor history.

Writer Bob Ellis – His university life put him in contact with Clive James, Bob Hughes, Germaine Greer and Les Murray, who were also studying there at that time.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-04/tributes-flow-for-writer-journalist-bob-ellis/7295744

Bob Ellis funeral

Mourners included feminist Germaine Greer

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/bob-ellis-funeral-mourners-pay-tribute-to-a-scoundrel-rogue-and-gentleman/news-story/ed4cfe906f24cdfce80d1f6844be7fdb

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Germaine Greer calls for punishment for rape to be reduced

May 31 2018

Germaine Greer has called for the lowering of punishment for rape and said society should not see it as a “spectacularly violent crime” but instead view it more as “lazy, careless and insensitive”.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/31/europe/rape-crime-greer-intl/index.html

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Germaine Greer



Cindy Wooden‏@Cindy_Wooden

Vatican announces Msgr Carlo Capella, former official at Vatican nunciature in Washington, will go on trial June 22 on charges of possession and exchange of child pornography, aggravated by the enormous quantity of material he is accused of having.

Former Vatican diplomat indicted on child pornography charges

June 9, 2018

Rome (CNN)A former diplomat at the Vatican Embassy in Washington has been indicted by a Vatican court on allegations he possessed child pornography, the Vatican said Saturday.

Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella allegedly “possessed and exchanged a large quantity of child pornography,” according to a Vatican statement.
Capella is set to face a trial at the Vatican starting June 22.
Under Vatican law, updated by Pope Francis in 2013, possession of child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.
Capella was recalled from his position at the Vatican Embassy in Washington in August after the US State Department notified the Vatican of “possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images.”
Capella has been in custody at the Vatican since April.
The child pornography case comes as the Catholic Church continues to grapple with child sex abuse allegations against priests and accusations that higher-ups have tried to conceal such crimes.
Pope Francis has said the church should be ashamed of its treatment of victims and must move past the historical culture of abuse and secrecy.
Last month he sent Vatican investigators to Chile to look into historical child abuse and accusations a bishop covered up crimes against minors.

Alison Wright @alisonmawright 2

“Mountbatten’s connection to the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring also merits a thorough investigation by IICSA.” It is essential that the whole truth is disclosed. It only makes sense that these abuses have gone unpunished for so long if you consider the Royal connections.

Fieldmouse‏@Lone_Horse

Savile and Mountbatten were in the same cult. Savile boasted about brokering the Irish peace talks (presumably through the same network), the report into his activities at Broadmoor revealed. won’t touch it with a barge-pole.



“…we were told, that he (Savile) had been the driving force behind the Major–Clinton Northern Ireland peace negotiations.”

82 Bob Barber, former head of security, Broadmoor Hospital
In March 1998, Savile was invited to attend one of the evenings (West Yorkshire Police dinner event) and he gave a speech on his business interests in Northern Ireland and his upbringing in Leeds. He also spoke about how he felt policing had changed since his youth.

Truthseeker1‏@thewakeupcall09:

Lord Louis Mountbatten former chauffeur Norman Nield exposed him

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, there have been such newspaper headlines as, “‘Uncle Dickie’ the Sex Pervert” (N.Z. Truth, Sept.  8, 1987), since Mountbatten’s former chauffeur, Norman Nield, started revealing details of the late Lord Mountbatten’s alleged sexual exploitation of boys.

Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten

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Who Is Uncle Dickie on ‘The Crown’? Prince Charles’ Protector and Confidant

As depicted in The Crown, Mounbatten is uncommonly close with Charles, taking him shopping for the Eton uniforms he never gets to wear, and urging him to open up emotionally. It’s historically accurate that the two maintained a close relationship, but Mountbatten was also friends with British DJ Jimmy Savile, a man suspected of enabling pedophilia in Britain.

http://www.newsweek.com/uncle-dickie-crown-philip-nazi-753135

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Jimmy Savile in Dublin with Charles Haughey, 1980
Central Remedial Clinic founder Lady Valerie Goulding with then President Erskine Childers and Jimmy Savile. Savile also befriended Charles Haughey.

Are gardaí investigating Savile’s activities in Ireland? They’re staying tight-lipped

A solicitor who represented a number of Savile’s victims said that Ireland needs to “dig deeper” with its investigations.

13 July 2014

GARDAÍ HAVE REMAINED tight-lipped on whether any any lines of inquiry relating to Jimmy Savile’s visits to Ireland between the 1960s and 1980s are being followed.

Savile led charity walks for the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) on a number of occasions throughout these decades, and reportedly visited the organisation’s centre in the 1970s.

http://www.thejournal.ie/savile-ireland-operation-yewtree-investigation-1563962-Jul2014/

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Jimmy Savile during a sponsored charity walk in Belfast on the Ravenhill Road in November 1976

Savile, Dublin & Belfast: Time to re-evaluate his role in The Troubles?

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/savile-the-ira-dublin-belfast/

How Jim fixed it in Ireland

Jimmy Savile abuse claims are disgusting, says Northern Ireland friend Rosemary Craig (Lecturer in Law at Ulster University Belfast, United Kingdom)

But Mrs Craig, who befriended Savile through her work with the Disabled Police Officers’ Association of Northern Ireland (DPOA), said: “I find it quite unbelievable — this is definitely not the man that I knew.”

Her husband, an ex-RUC officer, was severely injured after being shot by the IRA. She has done a lot of work with the DPOA.

She added: “Jimmy was a great friend and helped with the disabled police officers’ charity.

“I wrote a letter to Jimmy Savile and he immediately responded. He sent me the money to fly over with a disabled officer and got him a new lightweight wheelchair. He put me on to Richard Branson who brought a Virgin aeroplane into Northern Ireland and took 375 disabled officers, their helpers and families to Florida for a holiday. All down to Jimmy Savile.”


Mountbatten death – Savile BBQ at Balmoral cancelled

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Peter Ball abuse inquiry requests statement from Prince Charles

Wed 06 Jun 2018

By Press Association

The Prince of Wales has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry about a paedophile bishop who was jailed after abusing young men.

Peter Ball was sentenced to 32 months in 2015 for a string of offences between the 1970s and 1990s, and the handling of allegations against him is now being examined by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

At a hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the inquiry Fiona Scolding QC said that statements had been requested from the prince and his principal private secretary.

According to a transcript posted on the inquiry website, she said: “We have also requested a witness statement from both His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and his principal private secretary.

“The Prince’s solicitors have indicated their client’s willingness to assist us and have raised a number of important issues for us to consider.

“This has led to lengthy and complex discussions and we are currently considering the latest points they have raised. We hope to be able to provide an update to core participants on this in the next couple of weeks.”

Charles had exchanged a series of letters with Ball, the former Bishop of Gloucester, whose diocese covers Highgrove, the prince’s country home.

A spokesman for the prince told the Daily Mail last year that the correspondence contained nothing of relevance to the clergyman’s offending.

Lawyer Richard Scorer from Slater and Gordon, who is representing complainants at the IICSA, said: “It is imperative that the inquiry leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to establish how Peter Ball was able to evade justice for two decades.

“If this means calling Prince Charles and other prominent establishment figures as witnesses then the inquiry should do so without fear or favour.”

https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Peter-Ball-abuse-inquiry-requests-statement-from-Prince-Charles

 


Suffer little children

Eric Witchell, Williamson House and Enoch Powell’s wretched old volcanic shafts

7 June, 2018

Eric Witchell is a serial paedophile. In the 1970s he ran Williamson House where he preyed on pre-pubescent boys and young teenagers. He and his accomplices drove at least three of them to commit suicide; and another two to attempt it. One of his charges was supplied to Enoch Powell MP, for abuse. A select few were transferred to the notorious Kincora Boys Home when they reached 14 years of age. At Kincora they became fodder for MI5 ‘honey trap’ blackmail operations.

THE ENOCH POWELL STORY IS CONTAINED IN PART 2 OF THIS ARTICLE.

Part One: Williamson House

A WOLF IN A MONK’S HABIT

Eric Witchell, a serial paedophile, was a key figure in the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring about which Village has been writing for the last two years. He is currently living in London aged 70, safe in the knowledge that a succession of senior MI5 figures have gone to extraordinary lengths to cover-up what he and his associates did in Belfast, London, Manchester, Liverpool and elsewhere as they – MI5 – benefited from the existence of an Anglo-Irish paedophile network of which he was a key member. In Northern Ireland (NI) MI5 exploited the network to gain leverage over influential Loyalists, including members of the DUP.

Witchell, who hailed from England, was born in 1948. He became a Franciscan at the age of 19. Before his appointment to Williamson House, he had been a housefather in an English boys school attached to the Franciscans. He became the Officer-in-Charge (OiC) of Williamson House in May of 1975 at the age of 27.

The small boys Witchell abused were abandoned, vulnerable and powerless waifs. A select few were later sent to the notorious Kincora Boys Home where they were used as bait in MI5 ‘honey trap’ blackmail operations. Sir Michael Hanley was Director-General of MI5 at the time. Ian Cameron ran MI5 operations on the ground in NI for Hanley from his office in Lisburn.

Some of the children of Williamson House

Witchell betrayed the trust bestowed upon him by Belfast’s child welfare authorities but also by the Anglican Franciscan Order of which he was a member. He was, however, a godsend to Hanley and Cameron.

The Williamson House scandal is worse than the outrage at Kincora insofar as younger children were abused at it.

Witchell’s sordid branch of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring supplied very young children to VIPs including Enoch Powell MP. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was set up to investigate allegations of child abuse by VIPs including Westminster MPs. There is no indication yet that Witchell will be questioned by IICSA which is based in London despite the fact that Witchell is one of the most important living witness to the existence of a VIP vice ring and lives in London.

Witchell did not appear before the Hart Inquiry. Had he done so – and told, or been made to tell, the truth – Judge Hart would have reached a wholly different conclusion to the one he published in 2017. Hart denied the existence of any sort of vice ring beyond the walls of Kincora Boys Home.

WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR WITCHELL TO TAKE OVER WILIAMSON HOUSE?

Witchell secured the post at Williamson House despite the fact his tutor at the National Children’s Home Training College in England had advised the appointment panel of Belfast‘s Welfare Department that at “this stage I would have some doubt in commending him to be the Officer- in-Charge… I would commend him to you for employment, but I would not commend him to you for employment as Officer-in-Charge”. It was fortuitous for MI5 that Witchell became OiC despite this because he was the vilest sort of paedophile, someone who was prepared to farm out the children in his care to a wider network of child molesters.

This suited MI5 because it enabled them to manufacture blackmail opportunities and ensnare Loyalist politicians, paramilitaries and Orangemen and force them to do their bidding.

Witchell in the mid 1970s

After Witchell became OiC at the home, he moved into an apartment in the attic. It had a TV, sofa, sleeping quarters and a drinks cabinet. This was where he abused the young boys. He would usher his chosen victim upstairs and lock the door behind them. Physically, he was tall, thin and imposing. He wore glasses and had black longish hair. He was an exceptionally cruel and violent man with an insatiable sexual appetite. His preference was for prepubescent boys but he assaulted teenage boys too. His taste ranged from masturbation to anal rape. At least three of his victims would never recover from the assaults he and his associates perpetrated, and committed suicide; another two attempted to kill themselves.

Officially, he held the post of OiC at Williamson House until 1 March 1980 but he actually left before then as the RUC and MI5 were losing control of the secrecy surrounding the scandal.

WITCHELL’S ACCOMPLICES

By the early 1970s MI5 had probably gained control over all of the key figures in the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring including Councillor Joshua (Joss) Cardwell, a Unionist politician and paedophile, who was also Chairman of Belfast Corporation Welfare Committee. The Committee was responsible for both WH, Kincora and other homes in Belfast where sexual violence was commonplace.

Cardwell was also a friend of Joe Mains, the Warden of Kincora. Together Cardwell and Mains supplied boys from Kincora to England and Scotland. As Village reported last February, it was Cardwell who instructed Joe Mains to send Richard Kerr, who had been at Williamson House but was now residing at Kincora, to London in the mid-1970s. He was abused by a high-profile TV star there: a man still well known to the public, so much so that his photograph recently appeared in an Irish national daily newspaper.

On another occasion, while still at Kincora, Kerr was sent to be abused by a Tory MP in London. Another Kincora boy, Stephen Waring, was also sent to the UK from Kincora. He committed suicide in 1977 by jumping into the sea at night from the Belfast-Liverpool ferry rather than face any more torment.

Another key figure who aided Cardwell and Mains in running the Ulster branch of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring was the Town Solicitor, John A Young. He was involved in deliberately losing some of the complaints about abuse that were sent to his office in August of 1971.

‘THERE WERE OTHER HOMES INVOLVED’

The author and journalist Robin Bryans, who died in 2005, amassed a wealth of information about the child rapists who were involved in the Ulster branch of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring of which Eric Witchell was a key member. (See Village October 2017) Bryans provided a patchy and fragmented outline of the network in a series of books which have always been difficult to acquire. Strangely, some of Bryan’s books are not now available in Britain’s copyright libraries. He also made similar allegations in a series of ‘open’ letters that were suppressed with gagging writs.

In February 1990, Bryans told this author that: “The Kincora thing will be covered up. I would love to go on talking if I thought it was going to come out, but it’s not, because I know how the Establishment works. Be careful of the word Kincora, because you are going to limit it. There were other homes involved. There were three homes. There was one for boys from 12 to 16, and then there was one for younger ones”.

Williamson House looks suspiciously like it was the ‘one for younger ones’.

Williamson House is now long gone. It was closed in October 1983 and knocked to the ground in the mid-1980s. It had consisted of two buildings, numbers 446 and 448 on the Antrim Road. It was originally opened by the Belfast Welfare Authority in 1957. Until 10 March 1976, it was run as two separate units. Thereafter the two houses were managed as a single home, catering for up to 18 boys and girls usually aged between 4 and 18. It was not unusual, however, for the older teenagers to leave before they reached 18.

Some of the boys went to Bawnmore where abuse also took place; some of the girls to boarding schools, one of which was located in Derry. Other unfortunates were consigned to the hell of Kincora where Witchell’s close friends and fellow paedophiles, Joe Mains and William McGrath, were in charge and abuse and bullying was incessant, violent and terrifying.

TRAPPED WITH NO WAY OUT

According to Bryans, children at a home in Portadown were also abused. The list of care homes in NI where it is known abuse took place includes:

  • Nazareth Lodge Children’s Home in South Belfast;
  •  Bawnmore Boys Home, Newtownabbey, which was opened by Belfast Welfare Authority;
  • Palmerstown Reception and Assessment Centre, Belfast;
  • De La Salle Boys’ Home, Rubane House Kircubbin, Co Down (where one of Jean McConville’s sons was abused after the IRA had murdered her);
  • Barnardo’s Sharonmore Project;
  • Manor House Home, Co Antrim.
Joss Cardwell, a paedophile, served as Chairman of the Welfare Committee of Belfast Corporation. It was responsible for Williamson House and Kincora. He committed suicide after being interviewed by the RUC about Kincora

Robin Bryans also revealed that boys from Portora Royal, NI’s elite public school, located in Enniskillen, were abused by members of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring. The Portora boys were in demand by abusers such as Lord Louis Mountbatten whose appetite extended to working class children too. Mountbatten’s connection to the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring also merits a thorough investigation by IICSA. Meanwhile, Mountbatten’s reputation remains intact, enhanced by the most recent arrival in the British Royal Family, Prince Louis, being named in his honour.

THE FACELESS CHILD RAPIST

Richard Kerr about whom Village has been writing for the past year, was a resident at Williamson House where he was abused by Witchell and many others. Kerr entered the care of the Belfast Welfare Department when he was enrolled at Brefne Residential Nursery for a short while. He was transferred to Williamson House in 1969 and remained there until 1975 when he was 14 and was transferred to Kincora. His brother Alan and a sister also resided at Williamson House and other homes. Alan Kerr’s story will be told in a forthcoming edition of Village.

Kerr reveals that the abuse at Williamson House had begun before Witchell’s appointment as OiC. This implies that the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring already had some sort of access to it, and Witchell’s appointment was designed to open the doors further.

Joe Mains

Kerr recalls that as a very young child, perhaps when he was only 8 or 9, he was abused late one night in the dark by a man whose face he never saw. He slept in a room on the first floor with other small boys. His bed was closest to the door and next to a wall. The abuser appeared as if from nowhere and violated him before disappearing. The figure materialised out of the darkness again on a number of occasions, never once revealing his face. Kerr had a small teddy bear which he gripped and bit while he was being raped. During these assaults, his face was pressed up against the wall. The experience was not only excruciatingly painful but psychologically devastating.

The intruder may or may not have been Witchell who was a visitor at Williamson House before he became its OiC. Kerr’s belief, however, is that the faceless night-time intruder was not Witchell. He has been haunted by the experience ever since.

THE BOY WITH BLOOD STAINS AND BRUISES

Witchell is the first individual Kerr can positively identify as one of his abusers. He has informed Village that before Witchell took up his post at Williamson House “he was visiting it and from my memory he was working part-time. He was living in Liverpool at a church but had his own place in Belfast that he would go to when he would visit Williamson House”.

When Witchell visited Belfast in the days before he became OiC, he stayed at a premises owned by the Anglican Franciscans. He may also have had access to a flat in the city.

There were plenty of opportunities to save Kerr and his fellow victims but none were availed of. In Kerr’s case, a gym master at his school once noticed that there was blood on his shorts and a bruise on his groin; yet even that didn’t bring his nightmare to an end.

“My school records from Mt. Vernon”, Kerr has told Village, “were destroyed because they contained information indicating that I was being abused at Williamson House. The staff at the school suspected I was being abused but when asked, I would not answer their questions because I was afraid of my abusers”.

On another occasion, a member of staff at Williamson House also noted bruising to his groin which had been inflicted by one of his rapists.

One of Kerr’s relative’s – still alive – can confirm that he sustained bruises at this time.

Kerr’s childhood was extinguished by the abuse that engulfed him and would drive him to attempt suicide on a number of occasions.

A very short and incomplete list of those Witchell abused includes Richard Kerr, his brother Alan Kerr, ‘Charles’ and three boys who went on to commit suicide. Village is not naming the boys who killed themselves lest it upset their families. ‘Charles’ has spoken to Village and his revelations about Witchell and his life at Williamson House will be reported in a forthcoming edition.

THE MEN WHO SPIRITED BOYS OUT OF WILLIAMSON HOUSE FOR ABUSE

Another abuser was Dr Morris Fraser, a child psychiatrist. He abused boys in Ireland, the UK and the US. He now lives in Holland. Thus far, IICSA has displayed no interest in questioning him either. He did not assist the Hart Inquiry, yet another reason for its failure to establish the truth.

Kerr was taken out of Williamson House and supplied to paedophiles at various venues in NI and later, when a resident at Kincora, to some locations in the Republic. A few gave him cheap presents including ‘large pennies’ and chocolates. It was common for him to receive boxes of Black Magic. Another boy at the home ‘E’ was also taken out of it and delivered to child rapists. He later committed suicide. On one occasion both of these boys were taken away together on an appalling abuse marathon which lasted two or three days. A story was later concocted to cover their absence that they had run away from the home.

The courageous and determined Kincora whistleblower, Robin Bryans

Kerr recalls that two men, one of whom used the name “David” took him out of Williamson House and ferried him to his abusers. They were in their late 20s or early 30s. Both had NI accents. They would usually arrive at about 2 o’clock and return him by 10 o’clock when the other children were asleep. They were very cautious about the manner in which they approached the home. As indicated earlier, Williamson House consisted of two buildings. There were two separate driveways that led up to them with an area of green grass in the middle. When the kidnappers came to remove their victims, they would proceed up the driveway on the right-hand side and park at the side of the house. This would conceal them from the rest of the complex. In this way they could spirit their victims away and return them without unduly alerting the rest of the staff who might otherwise have begun to ask awkward questions. It was they who ferried Kerr to Enoch Powell.

 

 

 

Part Two: Enoch Powell

ENOCH POWELL AND THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND REVIEW INTO HISTORICAL CHILD SEX ABUSE

In 2015, Powell was named in a Church of England review into historical child sex abuse concerning the 1980s. One of its spokespersons told the press that: “The name Enoch Powell was passed to Operation Fernbridge on the instruction of Bishop Paul Butler”. The information originally came from a cleric who has counselled child abuse victims in the 1980s. Last April Village gave Powell the benefit of the doubt insofar as these claims were concerned. In light of Kerr’s account of his encounters with Powell – revealed here for the first time – that benefit must now be replaced with outright condemnation.

Richard Kerr at the approximate age he was abused by Enoch Powell

Powell’s sexual interest in younger men was a long-standing trait. In 1937, having graduated with a double first from Cambridge, Powell had become a classics professor at the University of Sydney. He was only 25 and held the post for two years during which he wrote to his parents describing his infatuation with his male students. He told them how he was repelled by his female students, while feeling “an instant and instinctive affection” for Australian males between the ages of 17 and 23. This, he added, might be

“deplored, but it cannot be altered”, and therefore had to be “endured – and (alas!) camouflaged”. Somewhere along the line Powell developed an interest in much younger boys.

After serving as an intelligence officer during WW2, Powell went into politics and in 1950 became a Tory MP and later served in Cabinet. In 1966 he ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Conservative Party against Ted Heath, another paedophile with a taste for young boys. His career went into decline after his infamous 1968 ‘rivers of blood’ anti-immigration speech. Eventually, Powell relocated to NI where he became a UUP MP in 1974.

After he died in 1998, his friend Canon Eric James, a former chaplain at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Extra Preacher to the Queen, revealed that Powell had confided in him ten years earlier that he had engaged in a homosexual relationship as a young man. Powell gave him a copy of a collection of his poems called ‘First Poems’ (1937). He highlighted some verses where he had “tried to put into words what a homosexual relationship had meant to him”. It had been assumed by many that they had described Powell’s feelings for Barbara Kennedy whom he had taken on his first date with a woman to a music hall in 1948 when he was 35 or 36 years old. Canon James explained that Powell did not identify his male lover but said the relationship was “the most painful thing in my early life’. The individual in question was probably Edward Curtis, a fellow male undergraduate at Cambridge. The Canon revealed he had promised Powell he “would not disclose what he had said to me about the homosexual basis of certain of his poems until after his death. Then it would be a matter of literary history”.

Rubane House

One of the lines read as follows, “I love the fire/ In youthful limbs that wakes desire…”.

Another of his poems leaves little to the imagination: It described how he, as an “unknowing boy” was “led to sin”.

‘I did not speak, but when I saw you turn

And cross your right leg on your left, and fold

Your hands around your knee, I felt a flow

Of white-hot lava seething up the old

Volcano shaft. That self-same attitude,

Though not of yours, it was which long ago

Fired me, an innocent, unknowing boy,

And led me on to sin and on to learn

and onwards to the very font of woe’

Prof Alexis Jay of the IICSA which has been asked to look at VIP sex abuse by Westminster MPs

BELT AND BUCKLE, ENOCH POWELL’S APPETITE FOR SADOMASOCHISM

By 1968 Powell was making visits to NI where he was active in the support of the Unionist cause. His interest was intense, so much so that by 1972 – if not long before – he was giving speeches at meetings of the British Army in England. Fred Holroyd, the military intelligence officer and whistleblower who worked for MI6 in NI, recalls being at one in England where Powell advocated taking a “robust” approach to defeating the “enemies” of the British Empire. Holroyd came across Powell again at the Seagoa Hotel in Portadown where he found him personally amiable but his wife to be openly racist. He claims she referred to black people as “n***ers”. Powell was elected as the Westminster MP for South Down in October 1974.

A few weeks after Powell returned from his honeymoon he had difficulty distinguishing his wife from other women

Kerr recalls that ‘David’ and his accomplice came to take him away to be abused by Powell on a summer’s day in either 1973 or 1974 when Powell was 61 or 62. By this stage of his life, sexual abuse by adult males had become “normal” for him.

Kerr was taken to Barry’s Amusements in the seaside resort of Portrush, Co Antrim. It was opened in 1926 and became – and remains – the largest theme park in NI. Located in the centre of Portrush, it is a 50-mile drive from Belfast. Kerr was either 12 or 13 at the time of the trip. The group went unnoticed as they mingled with the crowds of children who were laughing and shouting all around them. He vividly recalls being taken on bumper cars. “Maybe I am just having a fun day today”, he allowed himself to think for a spell. However, the visit to the arcade was a cynical ploy. The children at Barry’s provided the perfect cover for what was about to happen: the handover to Powell. If the kidnappers had waited at a cross-roads or outside a hotel for such a high-profile politician, it might have attracted unwanted attention.

When Powell made his rendez-vous with the group, he was in the company of another two men. Powell spirited Kerr away on his own to a guest house near Portrush where he had booked a bedroom. Inside it, he sat him on a chair and then lifted him onto the bed and placed his head on the pillow. Next, he undid his shorts. After this he threw him on top of his chest and started to abuse him. Kerr wasn’t shocked at what was happening since he had been violated by countless men by this stage; nor was he unduly surprised when Powell began to beat him with a leather belt and buckle. The abuse involved a variety of other acts of degradation including oral sex and masturbation but no penetration. Powell smiled a lot during the encounter, he recalls.

Grinning paedophiles: Enoch Powell enjoying the company of fellow paedophiles Jimmy Saville and Ted Heath

ENOCH POWELL AT THE WHIP AND SADDLE BAR

Long before the Kincora scandal erupted, the Whip and Saddle Bar at the Europa Hotel had become notorious as a meeting place for older men who were sexually interested in younger men. The bar was the object of ribald jokes among the international array of journalists who stayed there, including some from the Republic. Joseph Mains, the Warden of Kincora, supplied Kerr to abusers at the hotel and, in 1977, asked his friend Harper Brown, the then manager of it, to arrange a job for Kerr as a bellhop. As it transpired, Kerr’s real function would be to provide sexual services to men who drank at the Whip and Saddle. Enoch Powell was one of them.

One night at around 10:45 pm, a man approached Kerr while he was behind the concierge’s desk. Powell was with a group of men inside the bar. The man who approached him was a friend of Powell. He “definitely did not have a Northern Ireland accident”, Kerr recalls. He told him that he had a ‘gentleman’ he wanted him to meet upstairs. “Can you go up to see him”, the man asked, but it was more an order than a request. He gave him the room number and told him to go up half an hour after the bar had closed. Meanwhile, Powell remained in the bar with his associates.

At the designated time, Kerr went upstairs to the room and found Powell waiting for him in it. He recognised him as the individual who had abused him in Portrush. He says he had the same distinctive accent and smiled a lot. On this occasion he wanted masturbation and oral sex.

Kerr recalls that after Powell had finished with him, he went into the bathroom to wash the towels that had been soiled “to hide evidence”. Powell stayed behind while Kerr returned to the bellhops’ station downstairs. Powell’s friend came up to him not long afterwards saying, “Here’s a tip for you”, and gave him a half crown.

Barry’s Amusements

Powell was playing a dangerous game. Homosexuality was outlawed in NI and many of his constituents would have condemned him for any hint of it. Only heterosexual sex between consenting adults was legal. Powell was acutely aware of these facts. In May 1965 he had co-sponsored an unsuccessful bill on homosexual law reform at Westminster. In 1967 he had voted for the Sexual Offences Act which had succeeded in decriminalising homosexuality but only in England and Wales. On 13 March 1982 he would give a speech in Ilford calling for the law to be reformed in NI (and allowing parents the right to forbid school-teachers to administer corporal punishment to their children, a mercy he had not afforded Kerr in Portrush when he had beaten him).

Kerr went to live in London in the early 1980s. One night while he was watching television he recognised on the screen Powell who was at a political rally with Ian Paisley.

THE KINCORA THREAT AND THE HILLSBOROUGH AGREEMENT

The Anglo-Irish Agreement at Hillsborough was signed on 15 November, 1985.

In early November 1985, Lobby Correspondents in London received an unattributable briefing from Margaret Thatcher’s press office claiming she had ordered the Ministry of Defence to open a fresh inquiry into Kincora. This can only have had a chilling effect on the then Unionist leadership in NI.

First, James Molyneaux, the Leader of the then dominant Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), had an interest in concealing his friendship with William McGrath, the ‘Beast’ of Kincora.

Second, Ian Paisley of the DUP faced a drubbing if he was ever to be hauled before any sort of a tribunal. He would have had to explain under oath why he had done nothing about Kincora after his secretary, Valerie Shaw, had informed him about it. Moreover, Paisley had once been very close to McGrath and had officiated at the marriage of one of McGrath’s children. See Village December 2017 for further details of Paisley’s involvement in the cover-up of the abuse at Kincora. Now, Powell must be added to this list of senior Unionists vulnerable to severe embarrassment over Kincora. Suffice it to say, the threatened Ministry of Defence inquiry never took place.

ENOCH POWELL VISITS COLIN WALLACE’S SOLICITOR

Village has described how Colin Wallace, a psychological operations (PSYOPS) officer, working for the British Army at Lisburn tried to expose the Kincora scandal in the 1970s. In return for his efforts, Ian Cameron of MI5 sabotaged his career – something for which Wallace was later compensated. Later still, Wallace was framed for manslaughter, and spent years in prison only to be acquitted on appeal. By the early 1980s, Wallace was beginning to reveal some of what he knew about Kincora. As the decade proceeded, more information began to emerge including the fact MI5 had compiled information on the sex lives of MPs such as Cyril Smith, Ted Heathand William van Straubenzee.

Dr Morris Fraser who abused
boys from Williamstown House

On 29 October 1986 Powell wrote to Wallace’s solicitor, James Morgan-Harris, on headed House of Commons notepaper, with a request to see him. Wallace was still in prison at this time. Powell could have spoken to the solicitor on the phone if he had wanted to. Instead, he journeyed all the way to West Sussex a while later for a face-to-face meeting. At it, Powell sought general information about Wallace and his case. He appeared most interested in learning about Operation Clockwork Orange which had been run in various phases during the early and mid-1970s by both MI5 and MI6. Part of Clockwork Orange had concerned the gathering of information about the private sexual activities of MPs. Wallace was not released until 5 December 1986 after the meeting between Powell and Morgan-Harris.

Was Powell trying to find out what Wallace might have learnt about him and might yet pass to the press? As it transpired, Wallace new nothing about his private life.

Powell was defeated in the June 1987 British general election. He died in 1998.

ENOCH POWELL’S DERANGED VIEWS ABOUT WOMEN

Powell had bizarre views about women. Whenasked by broadcaster Michael Cockerell about his time as an undergraduate at Cambridge for a documentary about his life entitled Odd Man Out, he stated, “I had no social life as an undergraduate”. When asked about women, he responded, “They didn’t exist”. While he was aware of their presence, “I wondered what they were doing there because I didn’t think they would approach advanced learning in the same mood or manner as a man would”.

And the reason for this? “Because the analytical faculty is underdeveloped in women”.

Unionists with a lot to hide: William McGrath, Molyneaux, Powell and Paisley

Powell’s wife Pamela told Cockerell how hopeless he was at remembering women’s faces, even her own. He married her at the age of 39 and the couple went on to have two daughters. “We married. We had a three-week honeymoon and then within four weeks’ she found herself going to meet him in the Central Lobby of the House of Commons where a number of women had gathered and ‘watched him go all the way around wondering which one he had married and been on a honeymoon with”.

Powell had a number of female admirers including Margaret Thatcher who said of him, “Enoch was the best parliamentarian I ever knew”.

IICSA MUST DEMAND MI5 AND MI6’S RECORDS ON ENOCH POWELL

Presumably, the London branch of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring kept Powell supplied with boys while he was in England too. It is unclear how many victims he beat, abused and raped during his lifetime. It would be in the public interest to establish what is in the Church of England counselling notes referred to by Bishop Paul Butler.

These are questions that IICSA must investigate if it is to unearth the truth about VIP abuses by Westminster MPs. At the very least, it must demand of MI5 (which is attached to the Home Office) that it hand over every memo, telex, page, file and dossier it possesses about Powell and anyone associated with him.

MI6 (which is attached to the Foreign Office) admitted at the Hart Inquiry into Kincora that it monitored the sex lives of important individuals. At paragraph 237 of Chapter 28 of the Hart Report, an anonymous representative of MI6, ‘Officer A’ was quoted as having acknowledged that since “homosexuality would make others vulnerable to blackmail it would be of interest” to it.

This appears to be the only sliver of truth that MI6 presented to Hart. Hence, IICSA should also demand the production of all its records on Powell to see what they knew about him.

A photo which Enoch Powell allowed Michael Cockerell to broadcast during his documentary about his career, Odd Man Out, to illustrate his dislike of getting his hair wet

NEXT MONTH:

• The experiences suffered by ‘Charles’ and Alan Kerr at Williamson House and other homes;

• How another paedophile was infiltrated into Williamson House;

• Richard Kerr’s account of the abuse he sufferedat the hands of a refined Englishman who he is certain was Sir Anthony Blunt, the infamous MI5 traitor and Keeper of the Queen’s Pictures.

https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2018/06/suffer-little-children/

 

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Portora Royal pupil Paul Maxwell was killed when the IRA bombed a boat owned by Lord Mountbatten

Portora Royal pupil Paul Maxwell was killed when the IRA bombed a boat owned by Lord Mountbatten

The Portora Royal pupil had taken a summer job as a crew member on Mountbatten’s boat Shadow V and was saving his pay to buy a bicycle.

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crime/mountbatten-boat-boy-murder-no-act-of-war-victims-group-1-7581824

Robin Bryans also revealed that boys from Portora Royal, NI’s elite public school, located in Enniskillen, were abused by members of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring.

The Portora boys were in demand by abusers such as Lord Louis Mountbatten whose appetite extended to working class children too.

Mountbatten’s connection to the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring also merits a thorough investigation by IICSA. Meanwhile, Mountbatten’s reputation remains intact, enhanced by the most recent arrival in the British Royal Family, Prince Louis, being named in his honour.

https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2018/06/suffer-little-children/

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Did you know Sir Anthony Hart was on the Board of Governors? Staff Handbook 2007 (June).doc – was he carefully selected like Sloss

Alun:

Like the Sloshed Butler,  (Butler Slosss) judge Anthony Hart was far too close to the action at his own school to sit in judgement over Kincora. He should have swept his own doorstep first. He was a safe pair of hands …

Past President Sir Anthony Hart of the eponymous inquiry. A safe pair of hands who must have known a fair bit about the goings-on at his school.

Why all this secrecy around the paedophile Morris Fraser? Why did he not appear before the Hart inquiry? Who would he have brought down with him? Will be questioning him?
Small kids supplied to Enoch Powell? Would his SPADs and associates have known what was going on? If anyone knew but didn’t speak up, they were/are complicit imo.
Harvey Proctor idolised Enoch Powell, so much so he fashioned his speaking style on Powell too. Powell also liked to beat boys, apparently – the very thing Proctor pleaded guilty to in 1987. So much in common. No wonder they were such good acquaintances.
Who was ‘David’ the pimp, who was the MP who abused Richard in London, and was the Europa Hotel the most bombed building in NI because it was known young kids were trafficked there to be brutalised by VIP nonces? Witchell should appear in front of


Charles Howeson Trial Update:

7 June 2018

A man who claimed a leading city businessman tried to rape him when he was a boy told a jury that making the complaint to police destroyed his life.

The man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – responded angrily to suggestions by Daniel Janner QC, that he only accused Charles Howeson of attempted buggery for a “compensation claim”.

The man turned to the jury at Bristol Crown Court and said: “Do me a favour – find him [Howeson] not guilty”. Turning back to Mr Janner he suggested the barrister stick his suggestion “up your a***.

“I didn’t do this for compensation. I never did this for me.”

Howeson, a former Royal Navy commander, faces one count of attempted buggery of a boy aged between 14 and 15 during a summer in the mid 1980s.

Howeson, aged 68, also faces an alternative count of indecent assault of the boy in the area of Crownhill.

On the first day of the trial the jury was told that Howeson had been convicted last December of 10 counts of indecent assault on eight young men following a six-week trial.

The offences took place when Howeson was a senior officer in the Royal Navy in the mid 1980s, while running the Groundworks charity in early 1990s and at his home address also in the early 1990s.

When Mr Janner suggested the man had made the entire sexual assault allegation up merely “for compo” because he knew Howeson was wealthy, the man replied the assertion was “utter b*******.”

He said: “I had no idea who he was. No idea whether he was alive.”

He told the court that when investigating officers told him about the application deadline for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board he told them: “I don’t want to apply – because I don’t want any scumbag lawyer saying I was doing this for money.”

In response to questions from prosecutor Paul Dunkels QC, the man said he only came forward after his partner revealed she had been victim to sexual abuse when younger. The man told the jury he only related the alleged incident to his partner “to let her know I understood… I wish I hadn’t.”

He told the jury he did not want to go to the police and took months of arguments between the couple before he finally did after his partner “insisted” he do so in an effort to save their relationship.

The alleged victim told the jury he had no idea who his attacker was, merely a number of details he could still recall from 30 years ago.

When he was later shown 10 photographs as part of an identification parade, he immediately picked out Howeson, but said he still did not know who he was.

The jury later heard from an identification officer who noted how the man appeared distressed after seeing the picture of Howeson which he had picked out immediately. Following the identification process, a video of which was played to the jury, the officer noted how the man had wiped his face and nose because “he’s wiping his tears away”.

The man had told the jury that after seeing the picture of Howeson: “I went into shock. I couldn’t control myself.” He said that even then he did not know the name of the man, nor that he had committed indecent assaults on other men in 1985, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

During an exchange between the man and Howeson’s defence barrister Daniel Janner QC, the man repeatedly denied he had “waited” 30 years before coming forward in 2015, saying: “I was never going to tell anyone. It was my business. I didn’t want to tell anyone. I’ve never been tempted to tell anyone other than my partner.

“It’s not ‘waiting’ to tell anyone. I wish I hadn’t told anyone. It’s affected lots of my life. The last three years it has destroyed my life”.

He admitted he had been jailed previously for a number of offences and was currently imprisoned for smashing up and setting fire to a large truck.

He said: “I’ve paid and am paying my debt to society and fully accept my behaviour was not right and I’m paying for it right now.”

He accepted that in his victim impact statement he had said that “certain aspects” of his behaviour “directly resulted to what he [Howeson] did to me”.

He accepted he had got “into trouble” in the years following the alleged incident and said he was “ashamed” and “embarrassed” that he had been violent towards his partner and a previous partner.

At one stage he angrily insisted “I’m not on trial”, saying he was paying for his past crimes.

His hands, clenched being him, began to shake as he replied to Mr Janner’s questions as to why he had assaulted his partner, why he had tried to take his own life in the past, why he had admitted specifically taking jobs that were “dangerous”.

He said: “When you… you wouldn’t understand. You do not know what it’s like to be a victim of this. What it does to your head.

“Do you know how hard it was to tell the woman I loved, the mother of my son?”

Noting the man had previous convictions for violence, he asked the man had not sought out Howeson to physically punish him, the man replied: “I want him to face justice”.

The man told the court he buried the incident, saying he told no one, not even his best friends, his brother or mother, adding: “I was deeply ashamed about it and didn’t want to tell anyone. I felt naïve.”

He admitted he was currently in prison for wielding an axe and covering a truck in petrol before setting it alight, saying “I lost my mind… I had a psychotic episode”, insisting it was his own truck.

When Mr Janner suggested the man knew Howeson, that Howeson had been the chair of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, the man snorted: “Do I look like I know anything about the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce?”

The man revealed that the day the Plymouth Herald and Western Morning News published reports of Howeson’s arrest on suspicion of indecently assaulting a number of young men, alongside photographs him, he had been in Woking with his brother.

He said that he rarely read newspapers and TV news and for a number of years worked “off shore on oil rigs”.

Suggesting the man had seen pictures of his alleged attacker in the Plymouth Herald, Mr Janner claimed Howeson was “probably the highest-profile person in Plymouth. He was Mr Plymouth.”

The man replied “I don’t move in those circles”.

He was repeatedly questioned about the date he gave of the alleged attack, and repeatedly admitted he had got the date wrong by two years, saying “I’m sorry about that – I’ve tried to blank it out”.

The man claimed that every time the man who lived at Smallack House “approached us as teenagers [in the field] he made up some reason to talk to us.

“We thought he was weird and I should’ve known better than to go with him [shooting] and he ended up doing what he did.”

He man said he had resented his partner “making me come forward” adding that everyone who had tried to help him “I’ve pushed them away… people have tried to help me but they can’t.”

However, he added that while his behaviour since coming forward had “been horrific” and resenting his partner at “other times I’m thankful to her… for everyone else, not for me.”

The man’s partner took the witness stand saying she had known him for around 15 years. She said that he had mentioned something had happened to him in the early stages of their relationship but nothing more. She told the jury she spotted small signals in his behaviour as their relationship continued, noting that as they walked along, if she put her hand by his bottom as he had his arm around her shoulder “he would flinch – I knew something had happened but I never asked.”

She said he would leave the room during conversations, TV programmes or news items which discussed paedophiles, rape, and sexual assaults.

She said: “All I can say is his behaviour after he told me in detail, he changed and he felt emasculated and he was just different. He drank more, he was going missing more and I couldn’t take it any more so I told him to go to the police.

“He was different, angry, defensive. I felt closer to him and I think he sensed that I wanted to protect him and he didn’t like that because he had always protected me.”

She said that when he had revealed the alleged abuse to her: “He was shaking and sobbing and this was like a child. I had never seen him like that. Not ever.”

She said he had refused to go to police, but after she gave him an ultimatum of going to police or ending their relationship, he did make a statement.

She told the jury: “I’m the reason he is here. He didn’t want any of this. If I had known it would’ve been this big I wouldn’t have made him go to police. I wouldn’t have.”

She was asked why had she insisted he go to police, she replied she hoped: “he would get specialist help, he would get counselling – instead of self-destructing around people who love him. He couldn’t cope with it, with any of it.”

The jury were told the alleged victim had a number of convictions against him including theft, assault, burglary, disorderly behaviour, shoplifting, threatening behaviour, battery, arson and breach of a restraining order and criminal damage.

They were told that he had pleaded guilty to every single matter except that of criminal damage.

Howeson’s police interview with the lead investigating officer Det Con Paul Enticknap was read out in court and the jury heard him admit he had lent a motorbike to youngsters who visited the field nearby his then home in Smallack House.

Howeson revealed he had run the local Neighbourhood Watch and was himself allowed to ride his motorbike around the Ministry of Defence-owned field, but he denied it was the one described by the alleged victim. He also denied having an air rifle, saying that at the time of the alleged incident he owned a single-barrel shotgun.

He described the allegations made against him as “a complete work of fiction” adding “it’s disgusting, it isn’t me”. He also denied he had any interest in young men, nor any homosexual tendencies.

Howeson denies both charges.

The trial continues.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/tempers-flare-man-tells-how-1652306


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6 June 2018

Peter Ball Case Study has now finished. Transcript will be available online later today.


Buckingham Palace tour guide JAILED for child abuse pic stash including BABIES

A BUCKINGHAM Palace former tour guide has been jailed for downloading 15,000 child abuse images including babies as young as 18 months old.

5th June 2018

Tony Aslett, 52, was locked up for nine months yesterday after cops unearthed his appalling stash of indecent images.

Vile Aslett worked as a visitor services warden at the Palace, showing hundreds of thousands of tourists around the State Room, Picture Gallery and Gardens on the grounds.

He was arrested at the Queen‘s central London residence on April 27, 2015, after cops found the sickening snaps on two laptops, three USB sticks, a computer tower and a tablet.
Aslett was suspended before being fired by bosses at the Royal Collection Trust, who cooperated fully with the National Crime Agency.
Investigators stressed there was no evidence linking his twisted crimes with his place of work and he had no contact with members of the Royal family.The pervert, from Pagham, West Sussex, downloaded a total of 15,116 indecent images between 2009 and 2015 – when his ex partner revealed how he spent many evenings alone in his bedroom.Aslett was charged in December 2015 but the court hearing was delayed after he insisted he was too unwell to face trial.He refused to answer questions when grilled by cops.But he pleaded guilty to seven counts of making indecent images of children and was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court yesterday.https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/707531/Royal-news-Buckingham-Palace-paedo-Queen-Tony-Aslett-tour-guide-Sussex

Established in 1987, Royal Collection Trust incorporates a registered charity* and its trading company, Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd*.

The Trustee Board

Chairman 
HRH The Prince of Wales

Deputy Chairman
The Earl Peel, Lord Chamberlain

The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry
Mr Marc Bolland
Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt
Dr Anna Keay
The Hon. James Leigh-Pemberton
Sir Michael Stevens, Keeper of the Privy Purse
Mr Edward Young, Private Secretary

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/about/royal-collection-trust/governance/trustees


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Plymouth businessman ‘tried to rape me’, man tells sex assault trial

Jury was told the former Naval officer and leading Plymouth businessman was convicted last year of a string of indecent assaults on young men

June 4 2018

A prominent Plymouth businessman – found guilty last year of indecently assaulting eight young men – also attempted to sexually abuse a boy in a field, a jury has been told.

Former Royal Navy commander Charles Howeson appeared at Bristol Crown Court today where he faced one count of attempted buggery of a boy aged between 14 and 15 during a summer in the mid 1980s.

Howeson, aged 68, also faces an alternative count of indecent assault of the boy in Plymouth.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, denies all charges.

Paul Dunkels QC, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told the jury of seven men and five women that Howeson stood accused of pushing himself up against the naked buttocks of the boy in a field in Crownhill in the late 1980s.

Mr Dunkels said the man only disclosed this information to his own partner in 2015, who urged him to go to police.

While not able to give the name of his alleged abuser, the information he provided enabled police to identify and arrest Howeson.

Mr Dunkels told the jury the arrest “attracted local publicity” and because of this police learned that a number of other men had made previous claims of being indecently assaulted by Howeson.

The jury were told the men alleged the offences took place when Howeson was a senior officer in the Royal Navy in the mid 1980s, while running the Groundwork Trust charity in early 1990s and at his home address also in the early 1990s.

Mr Dunkels told the jury Howeson was convicted last December of 10 counts of indecent assault on eight men following a six week trial.

He added this witness “couldn’t have known that the person he was describing to police in 2015 was the man who had indecently assaulted others in the 1980s and 1990s.

“[The witness] did not know that this man [Howeson] had a propensity to abuse men in this fashion,” he told the court.

He said the witness gave a video interview to police in which he had a “clear memory” of what was done to him although his recollections “was inaccurate” as to his age at the time and year it is alleged to have taken place.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson did not buy the property the alleged victim believed belonged to the Royal Navy officer until 1987, which suggested the alleged incident could only have happened after this year and not in 1985 as the man recalled.

The prosecutor also noted that while the alleged victim did not know the name of the man, he was able to identify him “without hesitation” during a photo identification parade which took place in April 2016, nearly 30 years later.

Mr Dunkels explained the incident was alleged to have happened while Howeson was teaching the boy how to shoot.

According to the alleged victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons – Howeson offered to teach him how to shoot an air rifle, although Howeson later told police he only ever previously owned a .22 air rifle but at the time of the alleged incident he owned a single-barrel 12 bore shotgun.

Mr Dunkels emphasised that the young man “could not have known that the man he described and identified was in fact a man with a history of sexually assaulting young men”.

The jury were then shown the video interview, where the complainant explained how the man in question “started being friendly” with young lads from the nearby naval estate, allowing them to ride motorbikes in the field near his home.

He alleged Howeson offered to teach him how to shoot and took him into the field after retrieving his rifle from his home. He said the gun was “old” and was “wooden… everything apart from the barrel was wood, dark brown wood.”

The pair laid down on the grass and began to shoot the rifle with no indication of anything to follow. However, after several minutes of shooting he claimed Howeson rolled onto his side up against him before rolling on top of the boy’s back.

Speaking to the detective about Howeson laying closer to him on his side he admitted: “I thought it was a bit odd but I didn’t think anything of it. Then he laid on top of me and put all his weight on me and I couldn’t move.

“He pulled down my trousers and tried to rape me and I couldn’t even move, he was so heavy.

“The second he took his weight off me I squirmed out and took off. I was so naive. I didn’t shout or cry out. I didn’t move. He tried to put his […] in me.

“I didn’t say anything, I didn’t even make a noise when he climbed onto me. It was just a shock. I didn’t expect it in any way. I thought this was not right but I still didn’t think this was going to happen.”

The man said he did not tell anyone until he told his partner two weeks before going to the police in 2015.

He told the officer: “If it was three weeks ago I would never have said anything. I hate talking about it. It’s hard enough talking to my partner who I’ve known since I was 14. It’s only because I’ve spoken to my partner a lot that I can even speak about it [now].

“In the years [immediately] afterwards I thought about it a lot and I was really really angry and dealt with it by drink and drugs and violence.

“I don’t remember thinking about it for years and years and years until this last year. In the last year, everything that’s happened in the news, all about paedophiles has made me think about it. About a month ago my partner told me something that happened to her when she was 13. Not similar but close enough to make me really think about it.”

He said the revelation made him think more about this incident which left him “feeling really angry about it”.

He told the detective that for a while afterwards he believed he knew the name of the man, but as time passed by he could not recall. However, he was adamant about the naval property and that it happened during the summer of 1985. He also recalled the man had dark hair and was “overweight”.

He said he also recalled the man had let him and a friend ride his the man’s motorbike which he claimed had been a 250cc Honda Superdream in blue and silver.

He said they were amazed they were allowed to ride this powerful bike around the field by comparison to their own small 50cc scooters, noting “we were all little kids… it was odd that someone was being friendly to us”.

Howeson denies the charges and the trial, which is expected to take around two weeks, continues.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-businessman-tried-rape-me-1639681

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Details: For Trial – Case Started – 10:13
For Trial – Case adjourned until 11:00 – 10:50
For Trial – Case adjourned until 12:00 – 11:52
For Trial – Resume – 12:29

 

The trial is expected to last one to two weeks.

2 FEB 2018

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson is set to face a trial in June on charges of sexually abusing a teenager.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/disgraced-plymouth-businessman-face-retrial-1107170

 

The cover-up continues…Gwent Police unable or unwilling to locate Hann Redhill, even though his information (including his address) is easily found on the internet.

No mention in the recent Thorpe docudrama and related news regarding Jeremy Thorpe’s links to establishment paedophiles.

Thorpe case closed again as jive-loving witness falls flat

June 5, 2018

The police have closed their investigation into the conspiracy to murder Norman Scott despite the embarrassing and unexpected discovery that a key witness is alive.

Gwent police said in a statement yesterday evening that officers had spoken to Andrew Newton, who shot dead Mr Scott’s dog, Rinka, as part of an alleged murder plot to prevent Scott from revealing his affair with the Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe. Officers said that no further action would be taken against others said to be involved in the conspiracy.

Newton, 71, who has changed his name to Hann Redwin, was convicted of shooting the dog in 1976. Yesterday, those who knew him through his hobbies of jive dancing and flying described him as eccentric.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/thorpe-case-closed-again-as-jive-loving-witness-falls-flat-z07qfjmqt

Anthony John Wixted‏@TrojanManifesto

Briefly, Jeremy Thorpe was a man of great ability who revitalised the Liberal Party. He was also bi-sexual, ruthless, a fraudster and a paedophile .

Hindley studied classics and philosophy at Oxford, then theology at Cambridge. Following this, he worked for a period as a minister in England, and also as a New Testament scholar, taking a position as Professor New Testament Studies at Serampore College, West Bengal, from 1959 (also serving as Deputy Librarian there, as well as literary editor for the Indian Journal of Theology) as well as being active in the church union movement in North India and publishing several articles (listed in the bibliography at the end). In 1964 he was a joint leader of the Protestant wing of joint Catholic-Protestant meeting on Christian social action problems at St Mary’s College, Kureseong, organised by Jesuit fathers (‘Joint Action’,The Anchor, Vol.8, No. 29, July 16th, 1964, p. 16). He finished his term at Serampore in 1968 (Katherine Smith Diehl, Carey Library Pamphlets: Secular Series; A Catalogue (Serampore, India: The Council of Serampore College, 1968), p. xi).

Some time after this (it is not clear whether he left India straight away), Hindley joined the civil service (and appears to have abandoned his theological activities from this point onwards), whilst maintaining a strong interest in music as an amateur pianist and choral singer (see biographies of Hindley in The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 89, No. 1 (Spring 1994), p. 175 and Mervyn Cooke (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), p. vii, and here, here, and here).

He was friendly with former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe(born 1929), who famously was tried (and acquitted) in 1979 on charges of attempted murder of and conspiracy to murder his lover Norman Scott; Thorpe and Hindley dined together at the Reform Club in London (Mudie and Dorman, ‘Huge sums of TAXPAYER’S cash ‘handed to vile child pervert group’’).


Clifford Hindley HO/PIE HO/ Jeremy Thorpe/ Amnesty International/Marie Staunton/CSA Inquiry Heads/Fiona Woolf/Charities

Woolf’s connections to Lord and Lady Brittan, the CityUK organisation, Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman, former Legal Officer NCCL, and Harman’s successor Marie Staunton (who openly defended the organisation’s affiliation to the Paedophile Information Exchange

(‘The Left’s web of shame: It’s not just Harman, Dromey and Hewitt.)

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Marie Staunton/NCCL/PIE

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Marie Staunton CBE

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Harman and Staunton

Harriet Harman’s successor as legal officer, Marie Staunton, openly defended the affiliation in an astonishingly frank statement of September 1983, which reflected the continued hold of the sexual rights agenda.

‘The NCCL is campaigning to lower the age of consent to 14. An affiliate group like the Paedophile Information Exchange would agree with our policy.’

Like so many others in NCCL/PIE  saga, Ms Staunton — now a CBE — has gone on to have an elevated public career…

enjoying spells as the British director of Amnesty International and deputy director of Unicef in the UK, and head of the international charity Plan International.

She is now chair of the overseas  charity Raleigh International.

Dame Fiona Woolf DBE is a trustee of Raleigh International

Another of her Raleigh trustees is Former Unilever Vice President Patty O’Hayer

Leon Brittan had been a non-executive director of Unilever 2004 – 2010

raleighinternational.org/about-us/trustees-and-governance/

 Raleigh International and Save the Children (Patron Princess Anne) work together

a UK-originated youth and sustainable development not-for-profit organisation

Revealed: who is getting the most money at Britain’s biggest aid charities

2012   £90,001 to 100,000 Marie Staunton, chief executive

Marie Staunton, a trained human rights lawyer, was chief executive of Plan UK for a decade until late 2012. She had previously worked for as a deputy director at Unicef, a director at Amnesty International as as acting general secretary at Liberty.

Ms Staunton writes a blog on the Huffington Post and is also the British independent member on the management board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, which monitors racism and xenophobia across Europe.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10223961/Revealed-who-is-getting-the-most-money-at-Britains-biggest-aid-charities.html

Our history

Prince Charles 1978

1978 – Operation Drake

Colonel John Blashford-Snell and HRH Prince Charles launched Operation Drake, running youth projects from ships circumnavigating the globe

http://raleighinternational.org/about-raleigh/our-history

August 2014

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity donate £50,000 to Raleigh International, in support of disadvantaged young people

http://raleighinternational.org/news-centre/press-releases

Raleigh International chosen as beneficiary of Lord Mayor’s Appeal

November 9th 2013

Raleigh International today announced that it is one of four charities which will benefit from funds raised during the 2013-2014 Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Alderman Fiona Woolf, CBE, elected today as Lord Mayor of London, is a Trustee of Raleigh International and has chosen Raleigh as one of the beneficiaries in the official role’s annual charity appeal.

http://raleighinternational.org/images/Raleigh International chosen as beneficiary of Lord Mayors Appeal.pdf

In February 1982 it was announced that Thorpe was to become director of the British section of Amnesty International,[198] but the appointment was opposed by many of the organisation’s membership,[199] and after a month of controversy Thorpe withdrew from the post.[200][n 12] He kept his position as chairman of the political committee of the United Nations Association

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

A FORMER high ranking cleric caught downloading indecent images of children for the third time was jailed for 20 months.

Paul C Battersby National Youth Officer General Synod Board of Education Church House, Great Smith Street 1992

The university educated curate was an active member of Amnesty International. After working as a youth officer in the Carlisle diocese he was elevated to Church House in London as the national youth officer working with the General Synod Board on education.

https://books.google.com/books?id=TPIeAQAAMAAJ&dq=Church+of+England+National+Youth+Officer+paul+battersby&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=battersby

Vicar turned in by wife after stepson discovers horrific child porn on vicarage computer

Paedophile ex-vicar was housed in luxury apartment paid for by the Church of England

Former reverend Paul Battersby downloaded sick photos while living in Liverpool’s Beetham Tower

27 AUG 2017

A paedophile ex-vicar was housed in a luxury city centre apartment paid for by the Church of England, the ECHO can reveal.Former reverend Paul Battersby repeatedly downloaded sick photographs of young children being molested by fellow perverts.

But for the last three years he has lived in Beetham Tower – one of Liverpool’s most desirable developments in Old Hall Street.

Yet the ex-Church of England national youth officer had the audacity to MOAN about his home and compare his circumstances to prison.

Battersby, 68, was jailed for 20 months after a court heard he spent his time in the flat amassing a disturbing collection of illegal files.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/paedophile-ex-vicar-housed-luxury-13533349

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Hindley retired from the Home Office in June 1982 (‘People’, Community Care, May 20th, 1982), though three years later published a paper on the ‘The Age of Consent for Male Homosexuals’, (Criminal Law Review 595-603 (1986)), arguing against the recommendations of the Policy Advisory Committee on Sexual Offences (P.A.C.) who in a 1981 report had recommended reducing the male homosexual age of consent to 18; Hindley drew upon various other evidence to argue for equalisation of heterosexual and homosexual ages of consent.

Otherwise, following his retirement until his death in 2006, Hindley lived at least some of the time in Brent Way in Finchley (which address is given at the bottom of the first of his articles on Xenophon) and turned to writing academic articles on musical subjects, predominantly the operas of Benjamin Britten, and also on aspects of sexuality in Ancient Greece, before his death in 2006 (it is not clear if he knew Britten personally, as has been claimed; Hindley’s name does not appear in any of the Britten biographies). One biography cited him as in retirement as having specifically made a study ‘of aspects of ancient Greek pederasty’ (‘Notes on Contributors’, History Workshop Journal, No. 40 (Autumn, 1995), p. 295).

The uncomfortable nature of some of these writings may provide a clue to understanding Hindley’s attitudes and inclinations.

Westminster whistleblower told to ‘back off’ over paedophiles

Former Home Office employee Tim Hulbert reveals that he was told to back off after raising concerns over Government grants to paedophiles

10 Jul 2014

Fresh claims have been made that taxpayers’ money was used to fund a notorious group that campaigned to legalise sex with children, with a whistleblower claiming the payments were made at the request of the Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch.

Former civil servant Tim Hulbert said he raised concerns about the grant to the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) with his manager because it seemed “crazy” to be giving the group money.

A Whitehall investigation into the claims grants were given to PIE, which was published earlier this week, found that there was no evidence that the group was funded “directly or indirectly” by the taxpayer.

But Mr Hulbert, who worked at the Home Office unit charged with allocating money to voluntary groups, told ITV News he become aware of the grant to PIE during the first year of the Thatcher administration.

Speaking publicly for the first time he said he raised the issue with his superior at the Voluntary Services Unit (VSU): “I have a very clear recollection, not of who tipped me off, but of being sufficiently aware of it to go to my then boss, the head of the unit Clifford Hindley and to say ‘look Clifford what the hell are we doing funding an organisation like PIE?’ and the reason for that was firstly I had young children at that time and PIE were openly campaigning for the reduction of the age of consent to four.

“Secondly we were also responsible for funding across government departments including the Department of Health and it seemed crazy that we should be funding an organisation that was advocating, certainly a lessening of the constraints around child abuse, when one of our constituent organisations was the Department of Health, which was spending a lot of money trying to prevent child abuse.”

But he claimed his boss told him that the money was going to a “legitimate” organisation and that the funding was “at the request of Special Branch”.

He told ITV News: “The meeting was in his office. I remember having a frank exchange with him about this and his arguments (for continuing payments) were one, it was an organisation which was recognised as a legitimate if not necessarily appropriate campaigning organisation and secondly, I have a very clear recollection that he told me it was being funded at the request of Special Branch and thirdly, he told me it was a renewal of a grant, which I already knew, and therefore it didn’t require a consultant’s input and the significance of that is that all new grants were normally accompanied in the submission to the minister by a consultant’s report.

“On renewal that didn’t necessarily happen.”

A Whitehall investigation into VSU’s activities between 1973 and 1985 found “no evidence” of direct funding being provided to PIE.

More than £475,000 was provided to two groups with connections to PIE, but the review concluded: “It is impossible to determine whether VSU funding provided to either of these organisations was indirectly used to support the work of PIE, but no evidence was found to conclude that it did.”

The Government has appointed National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children chief executive Peter Wanless to lead a review into the Home Office’s handling of abuse claims and how 114 files deemed potentially relevant went missing.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10959997/Westminster-whistleblower-told-to-back-off-over-paedophiles.html

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This 1977 newspaper cutting corroborates the claim that the Home Office may have funded the Paedophile Information Exchange. The funding came from a branch of the Home Office called the Voluntary Services Unit, and was channeled through the Princedale Trust and the Albany Trust. The concerns were raised by a backbench Conservative MP called Bernard Braine.

This means that two successive Labour governments funded an organisation that wanted the age of consent lowered to 4 years old. It’s still unknown whether this funding carried on into the Thatcher years.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/tag/princedale-trust/

A former employee accused the Home Office of giving tens of thousands of pounds to PIE through its Voluntary Services Unit, which provided annual grants for charities.

Civil servants launched a trawl through 35,000 documents to investigate the claims, focusing on the VSU’s activities between 1973 and 1985.

Their findings were finally published yesterday, prompting concerns that it had been timed so it would be overshadowed by Mrs May’s announcement of an over-arching inquiry.

It found that two groups associated with the child sex-supporting lobbyists did receive hundreds of thousands of pounds from the VSU.

The Albany Trust, which was founded to support ‘sexual minorities’, received £65,750 between 1974 and 1980.

The trust invited representatives from PIE and a group called Paedophile Action for Liberation to a series of meetings in 1975 to discuss setting up a paedophile support group and publishing an information pamphlet about paedophilia …

A second charity, Release, which offered advice on issues including drugs, medical and housing problems, was given £410,500 by the VSU between 1974 and 1984 via the Princedale Trust. In 1975 Release moved to 1 Elgin Avenue in London.

The same year Release allowed PIE to begin using the same address for correspondence.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/2014/jul/08/mps-question-home-office-chief-over-missing-child-abuse-files-politics-live-blog

Hulbert says his boss Clifford Hindley — a suspected paedophile — claimed ‘PIE was being funded at the request of Special Branch, who found it politically useful to keep an eye on paedophiles.’

The whistleblower said civil servant Clifford Hindley was the man who rubber-stamped the PIE grants around 1980.

Hindley, who unusually for the time was openly gay, was well known in Whitehall as a pal of Jeremy Thorpe, the ex-Liberal leader who was acquitted in a sensational murder trial.

The two often dined together at London’s Reform Club and Hindley took Thorpe out for lunch on the day the politician learnt he was going to be tried

Steven Adrian Smith used to visit Keith Harding, like Jeremy Thorpe

PIE and the Home Office: Three+ members/supporters on inside, funded, magazine printed and phone line

The extent to which the Paedophile Information Exchange established a thorough presence at the Home Office in the late 1970s and early 1980s is now becoming clear as more information becomes available. What transpires is alarming:

 

a) Senior civil servant (Assistant Secretary) Clifford Hindley dismissed the objections of another member of staff to government money going to PIE, who received a total of £70 000 between 1977 and 1980. After early retirement in 1983, Hindley published a series of pro-pederastic articles on music and classical Greece in scholarly journals. whose arguments were scarcely-disguised PIE propaganda.

 

b) PIE chair Steven Adrian Smith (who replaced Tom O’Carroll), also known as Steven Freeman, used a telephone number at the Home Office as the contact point for PIE, whilst he was working there as an electrical contractor, on behalf of firm Complete Maintenance Ltd. According to his own account, Smith stored file material in cabinets at the Home Office and received full security clearance from Scotland Yard, (Keith Dovkants, ‘Child sex ring’s ‘Home Office Link’, Standard, November 7th, 1984; Alex Marunchak, ‘Child-Sex Boss in Whitehall Shock’, The Sun, August 15th, 1982; Steven A. Smith, ‘PIE, from 1980 Until its Demise in 1985′, in The Betrayal of Youth: Radical Perspectives on Childhood Sexuality, Intergenerational Sex, and the Social Oppression of Children and Young People, edited Warren Middleton (London: CL Publications, 1986), pp. 215-245). Smith claims he was provided with a furnished office as part of his contract, from which he could use the phone line, but another source connected to the Home Office informs me that it was unthinkable that such a contractor would be given access to a Home Office phone line. Smith was later said in court probably to have actually published the PIE magazine (which would then have been Minor Problems) in the Home Office itself

PIE Secretary and Treasurer Barry Cutler was also employed in the Home Office in the early 1980s

A civil servant at the Home Office received a series of slides with images of abuse of young boys and obscene letters delivered to his departmental address.

(e) Adrian Fulford (now Lord Justice Fulford), who was named last week in the Mail on Sunday as a key organiser of the so-called Conspiracy Against Public Morals to support key PIE figures, and wrote an article defending PIE (Martin Beckford, ‘High Court judge and the child sex ring: Adviser to Queen was founder of paedophile support group to keep offenders out of jail’, Mail on Sunday, March 9th, 2014), also acted as Smith’s defence barrister in a court case concerning publishing obscene material featuring children in 1991.

https://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/pie-and-the-home-office-three-memberssupporters-on-inside-funded-magazine-printed-and-phone-line/

Michael H. Murrin‏@michaelmurrin

THE CESSPIT THAT IS BRITISH POLITICS??? ALL ATTEMPTS TO OPEN UP THE PAEDOPHILE INFORMATION EXCHANGE TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY HAVE BEEN SCUPPERED BY GOVERNMENT. MI5 ARE ALL OVER THE INDEPENDENT…

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo

Jeremy Thorpe’s boyfriend also a paedophile …

Henry Upton:  Thorpe’s first murder plot?

 

Henry Upton was a paedophile and also Thorpe’s lover. He had convictions for indecency with boys and was jailed in Australia. It has been alleged that Upton was blackmailing Thorpe and that Thorpe arranged for him to be killed. He disappeared mysteriously from a boat off the Sussex Coast in 1957. Full story from Daily Mail here.

http://nyenquirer.uk/jeremy-thorpe-nye-requests-attempted-murder-suspicious-disappearance-investigation-re-opened/

Andreas Baader‏@stop1984

Did Jeremy Thorpe have a gay lover thrown to his death from a yacht? Biographer casts new light ... via

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo

North Yorkshire Enquirer requests (then under Goddard) to investigate allegations Jeremy Thorpe’s was a paedophile .

Wonder if Clement Freud used to visit Pie membership secretary, Keith Harding

https://www.xpress.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan.-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpe

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579523/Paedophile-Mason-lodge-GCHQ

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Jeremy Thorpe was a good friend of paedophile MP Clement Freud He was there at Thorpe’s trial to support him.

“…his close friend, Liberal member of Parliament Clement Freud, who were sitting together nearby.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/06/23/jeremy-thorpe-wins-acquittal/29d6bbfd-0414-468b-aea4-547a90a2d53b/?utm_term=.1aff31d00880

When he was eventually forced to stand down, it was Freud who helped him compose his letter of resignation at his St John’s Wood home.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/15/clement-freud-profile-the-life-and-times-of-one-of-britains-best/

No mention of Jeremy Thorpe’s visits with paedophile / PIE member and Freemason (Grandmaster of GCHQ) Keith Harding, who was also visited by members of royalty, MPs Cyril Smith and Leon Brittan.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579523/Paedophile-Mason-lodge-GCHQ

Albany Trust links to PIE, Peter Righton, Henniker-Major/Sir Harold Haywood etc

1968 In Aid of the Albany Trust – Clement Freud will speak during the evening on the Trust’s work…

Albany Trust links to PIE, Peter Righton, Henniker-Major/Sir Harold Haywood etc

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/tag/sir-john-henniker-major/


During the Second World War Freud joined the Royal Ulster Rifles and acted as an aide to Field Marshal Montgomery.

Freud acted as an aide to Field Marshal Montgomery.

http://alchetron.com/Clement-Freud-1024540-W

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The “revelations” that Montgomery preferred the company of young staff officers to that of women have been around for a long time, and Hamilton himself referred to Monty’s “romantic friendships with young boys” in the original book, specifically the 12-year-old Swiss lad Lucien Trueb “who engaged Monty’s affectionate attention”.

The question Hamilton is really posing now is not whether Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein was gay, but whether he was a repressed paedophile.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/4260024/The-third-sex-that-sustained-the-Empire.html

After the war Freud trained as a chef at London’s Dorchester (Bramall & McAlpine), before being made manager of the glamorous Martinez Hotel in Cannes.

The security services worked out of Alistair McAlpine family’s Dorchester hotel during the war

Lord Bramall  2004  consultant to Dorchester Hotel / Director of its pension fund )


Paedophile TV star Sir Clement Freud was nominated for his knighthood by David Steel – who also put Cyril Smith up for the same gong

  • Ex-Lib Dem leader Lord Steel nominated Clement Freud for a knighthood
  • Freud, a disgraced MP and former TV and radio star, became a Sir in 1987
  • Also revealed Lord Steel backed child abuser Cyril Smith for knighthood
  • Cabinet Office confirmed who proposed Freud to be a Sir after an appeal

The politician, now Lord Steel, was made aware of the reports that Smith had sexually abused young boys in his hometown of Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1979.       

But dismissed the allegations – claiming: ‘All he seems to have done is spanked a few bare bottoms’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566158/Lord-David-Steel-paedophile-MP-Cyril-Smith-forward-knighthood-told-abuse-allegations.html

David Steel correspondence on Kincora, Wallace and sexual abuse – closed:

https://archives.lse.ac.uk/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=STEEL%2fB%2f13%2f4&pos=2

justme‏@zante03 17

Clement Freud the paedophile

Jeremy Thorpe the paedophile

Cyril Smith the paedophile

all #riffraff and protected

Paedophile Roddam Twiss knew Jeremy Thorpe… says he met scandal-hit Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe ‘in passing’ and was ‘always suspicious’ about him, and adds that ‘everyone knew’ Cyril Smith was picking up young rent boys in Soho.

George Carman successfully defended people whom he knew were guilty, including people charged with sex offences against children. He was retained by Jimmy Savile, defended Jeremy Thorpe and was retained by Sir David Napley, solicitor for Greville Janner, because Napley expected Janner to be charged with child sex offences.

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The Thorpe cover-up must continue…

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Viscount Tonypandy aka George Thomas MP (centre) covered up for Jeremy Thorpe.

Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo

Atkinson was linked to Tonypandy who adored Enoch who received correspondence from him, Carthew (Proctor’s mate), Morrison & BishBollocks (Bishop Peter Ball)!

In 2015 the British tabloid press published articles saying thatWalker had reported Leo Abse, George Thomas and Enoch Powell to the police as suspected paedophiles.[14] He said that “A number of survivors independently gave the name of a particular MP being involved … I don’t believe there was any collusion in their stories.”[15] Walker went on to tell senior clerics that Abse was named by three abuse survivors whom he had counselled when a vicar in Brighton in the 1980s.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Walker_%28bishop%29

Jeremy Thorpe’s links to PIE member, paedophile, Freemason Keith Harding…

Jeremy Thorpe MP / Keith Harding/ PIE /Freemasons/ GCHQ/Jimmy Savile / Royal Family / Cyril Smith MP / Leon Brittan MP /Clement Freud MP / George Thomas MP Viscount Tonypandy

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Paedophiles Jimmy Savile and Keith Harding

Paedophiles Jeremy Thorpe, Jimmy Savile, Leon Brittan and Adrian Smith from the Home Office would visit Freemason and paedophile Keith Harding (PIE membership secretaty)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpe

Telegram from Savile to Thorpe 1:35

An extraordinary election broadcast from 1974 – Jimmy Savile telegram to Thorpe, followed by Cyril Smith in support of Jeremy Thorpe’s Liberal party

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(Like Jimmy Savile) George Thomas was a personal friend of senior members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother. He read the lesson at the wedding of Charles and Diana in St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/sex-crimes-allegations-against-former-12742517

George Thomas/Tonypandy  MP with David Atkinson

In 2015 the British tabloid press published articles saying that Walker had reported Leo Abse, George Thomas and Enoch Powell to the police as suspected paedophiles.[14] He said that “A number of survivors independently gave the name of a particular MP being involved … I don’t believe there was any collusion in their stories.”[15] Walker went on to tell senior clerics that Abse was named by three abuse survivors whom he had counselled when a vicar in Brighton in the 1980s.

Upon retirement, Walker became a “humble monk”.[16] He has since settled in Monmouth and continues to deliver conference papers and lectures. He lectured in July 2015 at the University of Warwick.[17]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Walker_%28bishop%29

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/leo-abse-being-investigated-police-8897463

http://www.anglican.ink/article/abuse-allegations-leveled-against-former-labour-mp

George Thomas’s other close friends included Greville Janner, Cyril Smith and Jeremy Thorpe. His pal Leo Abse has also been the subject of an investigation into historical child abuse. George Thomas was a friend of Enoch Powell as well – Powell too was the subject of a complaint of child abuse.

When Enoch Powell was Health Minister in 1960 he visited the North Wales Hospital and was so shocked at what he saw that he told them that he would not allow them to do this to people and returned to London promising to shut the institution down. For some reason he dropped that plan very quickly and it was never mentioned again – neither are there any references to it in the archive of his papers. George Thomas was on good enough terms with Jonathan Aitken to dispense advice to him and act as a character witness when Aitken launched his libel action against the Guardian, which eventually led to Aitken’s imprisonment for perjury.

George Thomas became President of the NCH (National Children’s Home) in approx 1984 – he stood down at the end of 1994, by which time it was known as NCH/Action for Children. Many people associated with the NCH are now known to have concealed or colluded with child abuse (see post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’). Glanville Owen, the senior manager in Gwynedd Social Services with responsibility for children’s homes whilst the paedophile gang operated within them, had previously worked for the NCH

George Carman successfully defended people whom he knew were guilty, including people charged with sex offences against children. He was retained by Jimmy Savile, defended Jeremy Thorpe and was retained by Sir David Napley, solicitor for Greville Janner, because Napley expected Janner to be charged with child sex offences.

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/jeremy-thorpe/

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo 2

‘Scurrilous hearsay’! Is this man hard of hearing, in complete denial or spearheading a LibDem coverup?

 

Lost opportunities to bring the paedophile Cyril Smith to book … Lost opportunities to prosecute the paedophile Greville Janner … Can you see the pattern yet?

“Be careful what you say about Cyril Smith because nothing has been proved against him at all, it’s all been scurrilous hearsay and so far we are waiting for the final outcome of the inquiry” – former Liberal leader David Steel on the allegations against Cyril Smith

csusanclarke‏@csusanclarke

David Steel was disingenuous in the interview he gave on last night’s#Newsnight. He certainly knew about Norman Scott in 1971 because he met Scott in the “Commons” and saw the letters Scott had kept. He also knew about misappropriation of Liberal Party funds by #jeremythorpe

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David Steel MP put paedophile MP Cyril Smith forward for knighthood ‘even after he was told of abuse allegations’

  • Lord Steel put Rochdale MP Cyril Smith forward for his knighthood in 1988
  • Former Lib Dem leader had already been made aware of abuse allegations
  • Smith, who died aged 82 in 2010, allegedly assaulted young boys in 1960s
  • Follows reports that the MI5 and Special Branch helped to cover up abuse

David Steel put Sir Cyril Smith forward for a knighthood – despite being told of the abuse allegations against him, it has been revealed.

The politician, now Lord Steel, was made aware of the reports that Smith had sexually abused young boys in his hometown of Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1979.

But his office dismissed the allegations – claiming: ‘All he seems to have done is spanked a few bare bottoms’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566158/Lord-David-Steel-paedophile-MP-Cyril-Smith-forward-knighthood-told-abuse-allegations.html

Vicount Ian Kerr CGC‏@IanKerr

Go back to your constituencies, and prepare to deny everything about paedophilia in UK politics.

“Be careful what you say about Cyril Smith because nothing has been proved against him at all, it’s all been scurrilous hearsay and so far we are waiting for the final outcome of the inquiry” – former Liberal leader David Steel on the allegations against Cyril Smith

A man is known by the company he keeps.

It was just ‘tittle-tattle’ and the #mccann are very nice people.

P J‏@Pamper48

Both Sir Clement Freud and Cyril Smith were nominated for knighthoods by David Steel.

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Prince Charles, The Barclay Brothers and Madeleine McCann

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The first ever mainstream news story about Madeleine being abducted was the article in the Daily Telegraph on May 4, 2007 and timed at one minute past midnight. In other words, less than 2 hours after Kate and Gerry had raised the alarm, a top British newspaper was already sowing the seeds of the abduction story.

It is inconceivable that such a story could have been published so soon after the first call to Portuguese police yet it is there for all to see, set in the proverbial stone of the Internet archives.

In fact, the Telegraph have never removed the story (link).

Here is the original 4-paragraph story:

Three Year-old Feared Abducted in Portugal

By staff and agencies, Last Updated: 12:01am BST 04/05/2007

http://truthformadeleine.com/2014/02/prince-charles-the-barclay-brothers-and-madeleine-mccann/

Martin Walkerdine‏@mwalkerdine

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Gordon Brown joins mourners at funeral of Clement Freud

Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, joined U2 frontman Bono and comedian Stephen Fry and David Steel for the funeral of Sir Clement Freud, the writer, broadcaster and former Liberal MP .

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/5213975/Gordon-Brown-joins-mourners-at-funeral-of-Clement-Freud.html




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/


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


 

 


 

Jeremy Thorpe scandal: attempted murder case to reopen

Police say man allegedly hired to kill former Liberal leader’s ex-lover may still be alive

2 June 2018

An investigation into the Jeremy Thorpe scandal is to be reopened after police admitted they may have wrongly assumed one of the suspects was dead.

An inquiry launched in 2015 into the alleged attempted murder of the former Liberal leader’s ex-lover Norman Scott was closed last year.

Gwent police had thought Andrew Newton, the man allegedly hired to kill Scott, was dead. However the force has told a BBC Four documentary that new information has come to light, suggesting he may be alive.

Andrew Newton in 1978
Andrew Newton in 1978

 

Gwent police told the makers of The Jeremy Thorpe Scandal: “Inquiries were completed which indicated Mr Newton was deceased. We have now revisited these inquiries and have identified information, which indicates that Mr Newton may still be alive. As a result, further inquiries will be conducted to trace Mr Newton to assess if he is able to assist the investigation.”

Scott, 78, told the programme he didn’t believe anyone had tried hard enough to find Newton.

There must be people who knew him and there would surely be a record of him dying,” he said. “I thought [Gwent police] were doing something at last and soon found out that absolutely they weren’t, they were continuing the cover-up as far as I can see.”

The documentary, to be broadcast at 10pm on Sunday, investigates the alleged plot to murder Scott, who was involved in a relationship with Thorpe in the early 1960s, when homosexuality was illegal.

Thorpe, who died in 2014, was acquitted of conspiracy to murder after an Old Bailey trial in 1979.

A fresh investigation was launched by Gwent police in 2015 after new claims emerged.

But Scott was told the investigation had closed after the force concluded Newton, who was jailed for firearms offences over the shooting of Scott’s dog on Exmoor in 1975, was no longer alive.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/02/jeremy-thorpe-scandal-attempted-case-to-reopen?CMP=twt_gu

Edward Pinnegar‏@Pindog Jun 2

This stuff takes 10mins to discover on Google. It isn’t firm proof but it suggests that Newton may still be alive. Where did & the CPS go wrong? What investigation led them to ‘conclude’ that he was dead despite publicly available evidence which suggested he was not?

By the 1990s, Andrew “Gino” Newton has changed his name, bizarrely, to Hann Redwin

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4705221/Murder-most-Liberal.html


June 2015

While I’m waiting I get into conversation with Hann Redwin whose Pipistrel motorised glider I spotted in a small hangar near the Tower. He’s here with his companion Patsy Frankham to conduct some tests on the Pipistrel. Hann used to fly for the airlines and is a serial homebuilder with what sounds like a superbly-equipped workshop (a lathe is mentioned) in Newgate. After completing two homebuilds and almost finishing a third, a Zenair, if I understood him correctly, he’s abandoning aircraft building to concentrate on sailing, which I gather is more Patsy’s thing.

http://www.pilotweb.aero/airfields/review-redhill-airfield-1-4109013

 September 18, 2013

FAA recognizes Hann Redwin Jr

London-based pilot sets positive example

http://aviation-business-gazette.com/A15/B71/Pilot-Hann-Redwin-Jr-London-.html

https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/airmeninquiry/Main.aspx

Detectives in Gwent had not sought to interview Andrew Newton after new evidence relating to the alleged attempted murder of Norman Scott emerged in 2014. Although he had changed his name to Hann Redwin, his true identity as Andrew Newton was an open secret locally. Ironically, he was often seen walking his dog in local parks. He freely admitted to his involvement in the case often unprompted. Mr Redwin had lived on Abinger Road until around two years ago when he sold his house and is now believed to be residing in Dorking although he has been seen in the area more recently.

http://www.chiswickw4.com/default.asp?section=info&page=concrime979.htm+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

Chief Constable Julian Williams

Julian Williams joined Gwent Police on a secondment from South Wales Police in 2014 as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable and was permanently appointed to the role in 2015. He has sHe is the Welsh policing lead for Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking and is part of the National Counter Terrorism Cadre, having been a Firearms Commander for 15 years. erved as Deputy Chief Constable and after being selected as the preferred candidate by the PCC, started as the Acting Chief Constable on 1st July 2017. On 1st August 2017 Mr Williams was made substantive Chief Constable at Gwent.

He has 28 years policing service, having spent 25 years with South Wales Police. Whilst with South Wales Police he served in Barry, Penarth, Cardiff, Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea and Bridgend Headquarters. His background is operational policing and as a Chief Superintendent he was the Divisional Commander for the Western Division, covering Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot.

Prior to leaving South Wales Police he was the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for specialist operations.

He is fortunate to have had the experience of being the Commander for the Olympic football matches in the Millennium stadium in 2012. He has also commanded a number of high profile events in the force, including 2 Swansea vs Cardiff City football matches.

He is the Welsh policing lead for Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking and is part of the National Counter Terrorism Cadre, having been a Firearms Commander for 15 years.

https://www.gwent.police.uk/about-us/gwent-police/our-chief-officers/the-chief-constable/?L=0

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24434353


https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/gwent-chief-constable-jeff-farrar-7609545


 

Back from the dead: Police are set to quiz Jeremy Thorpe’s ‘hitman’ despite officials thinking him dead for years, as photos capture the former pilot very much alive

  • The man accused of trying to kill Jeremy Thorpe’s ex-gay lover is in Surrey
  • Andrew Newton, a former airline pilot, has been living under an assumed name
  • Police are planning to interview Mr Newton about his role in the attempted plot
  • The Mail on Sunday has tracked the man who is now called Hann Redwin  

The Jeremy Thorpe affair, one of the last century’s greatest political scandals, was dramatically reignited last night after a key witness who police assumed was dead was found by The Mail on Sunday.

This newspaper discovered Andrew Newton – the man who allegedly tried to kill Liberal leader Thorpe’s gay ex-lover – living under an alias in Surrey.

Detectives are now planning to interview the former airline pilot over claims he hired a former school friend to murder Norman Scott, but stepped in himself when his friend changed his mind.

Here is how Andrew Newton, posing as Hann Redwin, was photographed in 2004 at the Skin Two Rubber Ball in 2004 at the Hammersmith Palais in London 

Here is how Andrew Newton, posing as Hann Redwin, was photographed in 2004 at the Skin Two Rubber Ball in 2004 at the Hammersmith Palais in London

LONDON – OCTOBER 4: Guest Hann Redwin poses in a studio at the annual ‘Skin Two Rubber Ball 2004’ at the Hammersmithh Palais on October 4, 2004 in London. The event is the biggest fetish event of its kind in the world for lovers of rubber, PVC, and glamour gear, and features a Medical Fantasy theme this year for the 2,500 fetishists who attend.

Four years ago, Dennis Meighan, now 71, admitted to The Mail on Sunday that in 1975 he was offered £13,500 – the equivalent of £140,000 today – by Newton and a ‘representative’ of Thorpe to silence Scott. They feared he was threatening to publicly reveal details of their affair, which took place at a time when homosexuality was still illegal.

Meighan agreed to the plan but later changed his mind and went on to confess to police, making clear Thorpe’s involvement. But he says his role was covered up by detectives to protect the politician, possibly at the behest of elements within the British Establishment.

Incredibly, even though he says he ‘tried to do the right thing’ more than four decades ago, Meighan now faces possible prosecution himself for conspiring to murder Scott.

Our interview with Meighan prompted, in 2016, the launch of an investigation into his claims. Operation Velum, as it was called, was conducted by Gwent Police, a force not involved in the initial inquiries.

But the case was dropped a year later after the Crown Prosecution Service announced that Newton, the only person who could corroborate Meighan’s story, was dead.

However Gwent Police yesterday conceded that Newton might still be alive, and reopened Velum.

And in what will cause further embarrassment, The Mail on Sunday yesterday tracked Newton down to a large detached house in Dorking, where he is living with his partner. Dressed casually in a blue shirt and jeans, Newton, who now calls himself Hann Redwin, was photographed returning home from a shopping trip.

After he bolted inside the house, his partner answered the door saying that ‘he’s not interested’ in talking about the latest development.

Newton is said to have taken on the role of would-be assassin after Meighan turned the job down. Newton was convicted of shooting Scott’s dog Rinka in 1976.

Scott said Newton turned the gun on him, but it jammed.

Three years later Thorpe and three alleged co-conspirators – David Holmes, one-time deputy treasurer of the Liberal party, and South Wales businessmen George Deakin and John Le Mesurier (not to be confused with the Dad’s Army actor) – went on trial at the Old Bailey for conspiracy to murder.

All were acquitted. Yet if Meighan’s involvement in the affair had not been expunged, the outcome may well have been different.

Newton struck a deal to give evidence against Thorpe, and that arrangement may mean he still has immunity from prosecution today.

Millions of TV viewers have been enthralled by the BBC1 dramatisation of the affair, A Very English Scandal, starring Hugh Grant as Thorpe, which concludes tonight.

Police now want to prosecute Meighan even though he says his confession was ripped up by West London detectives more than 30 years ago. He said yesterday: ‘It’s crazy. I told the truth at the time and they wouldn’t listen – why is this all coming out again?

‘They [the police] have got all the details, it’s all been said.’

Deakin could now face a new investigation, too, as the only one of Thorpe’s co-defendants who is still alive. At their home in Port Talbot, Deakin’s wife said: ‘He doesn’t want to talk about it – and he’s never met Andrew Newton in his life.’

Senior CPS prosecutor Nicola Rees told Norman Scott in a letter in February 2017 and seen by The Mail on Sunday: ‘Various key witnesses are now deceased, including Andrew Newton, who according to Mr Meighan was in the meeting during which the contract was agreed.’

Gwent Police said yesterday: ‘We have now revisited these enquiries and have identified information which indicates that Mr Newton may still be alive. As a result, further enquiries will be conducted to trace Mr Newton to assess if he is able to assist the investigation.’ Asked about the decision to re-open the inquiry, Meighan said: ‘This is all I need. They covered it all up at the time – what’s the point of doing this all again now? All I can say is sod ’em. I’m not saying any more.’

But the decision was welcomed by Scott, who said last night he hoped the truth would come out. ‘The whole affair was covered up by the Establishment at the time and, until now, it seemed that Gwent Police was covering it up again,’ he said.

Meighan told this newspaper in 2014 that, after he confessed his role to police in 1975, he was shocked when they gave him a prepared statement to sign in which ‘all references to Thorpe had been removed’. He said: ‘It also cleared me completely. It was a cover-up, no question, but it suited me fine.’ It meant Meighan never had to give evidence at Thorpe’s 1979 trial.

Thorpe, who died in 2014, always denied Scott’s claims of an affair. But the scandal ended his career.

Some time after Meighan signed his statement, he was contacted by a reporter who arranged to meet him. ‘I put the phone down, then it rang again,’ recalled Meighan

‘A Welsh voice said, “You can still be nicked, boyo.” It was clear my phone was bugged.’

They were two school friends from West London: one a former airline pilot, the other a petty crook with a ‘hard man’ reputation.

Andrew Newton and Dennis Meighan hold the key to the cover- up of the most sensational political scandal in a generation – and yet it is they, rather than the British Establishment, now facing investigation.

Both men were allegedly hired to kill Norman Scott – Jeremy Thorpe’s former lover – more than 30 years ago. Out of the blue, Newton contacted his old pal in 1975. Meighan recalls that Newton asked if he could supply him with a gun. ‘He knew I had a collection of antique firearms and knew I could get hold of a working gun.’

They arranged to meet at an Italian restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, and Newton brought along a man who ‘introduced himself as a representative of Jeremy Thorpe’.

Meighan said: ‘They spoke about Scott, said he was a horrible piece of work, and how he was squealing and being a nuisance and had to be silenced.

‘I didn’t believe it at first, but eventually they convinced me. They wanted me to get rid of him and offered me £13,500.

‘That was a lot of money then and I agreed. I don’t know why I said yes and I really don’t know if I’d have gone through with it.’

At the time Meighan was in his late 20s. He said: ‘I got in fights and did a bit of thieving, but nothing heavy. I’d never killed anyone before.’

A few days later he went to the pub where Scott was living near Barnstaple, Devon. ‘I went to have a look more than anything, but the gun was in the car. As soon as I opened my mouth and everyone heard my London accent they turned and looked at me. Scott had been saying London gangsters were after him. I knew then I wouldn’t be able to get away with it so I drove back to London.

‘I told Newton I was pulling out and he panicked because he was going to have to do it himself.’

On October 23, 1975, Newton lured Scott out to Exmoor by pretending to be a minder hired to protect him from a hitman. After shooting Scott’s dog Rinka, Newton then allegedly tried to shoot Scott, only for the gun to jam. ‘Newton was arrested and I was visited by three policemen – at least that’s what they said they were,’ said Meighan.

‘They knew about me from Newton so I admitted it all in a statement, mentioning Jeremy Thorpe and how I was hired by his representative. I thought they’d nick me, but they just said they’d be in touch.

‘Then I got a call saying I needed to go to Brentford police station where I would be given an envelope containing a statement. He said if I liked it I should sign it and go. I couldn’t believe it.’

The false statement, half as long as his original confession, exonerated Meighan – and this time made no mention of Thorpe.

Yesterday Meighan said of the BBC dramatisation of the scandal: ‘It is a load of cobblers. They make Andrew out to be an idiot. He wasn’t an idiot, he was just greedy. He is a clever boy, actually.

‘The last time I saw him was a few years ago when I popped down to Chiswick where he was living. He was building a plane in his house. He was a bit odd and had been brought up on his own by an Italian mum – he wasn’t like the rest of the boys.’

After the Thorpe trial, Newton melted away – but resurfaced in 1994 when he was caught up in another court hearing. This time an inquest into the death of his then girlfriend in a mysterious Swiss climbing accident. Newton was alone on the Eiger with Caroline Mayorcas when she fell to her death. Police ruled out foul play, however.

With the announcement that Gwent Police are now reopening their investigation into the conspiracy to murder Norman Scott, Newton and Meighan must revisit a chapter of their lives they thought had long been buried.

‘It has caused me so much grief,’ said Meighan. ‘And it won’t stop haunting me.’

West London hard man Dennis Meighan claims he was contacted by Andrew Newton who was looking for a gun

OCTOBER 23, 1975: Newton lures Scott to Exmoor, and shoots dead his Great Dane, Rinka. He allegedly tries to shoot Scott, but the gun jams. Newton arrested.

OCTOBER, 1975: Meighan visited by three policemen and he tells them about the involvement of Thorpe’s representative. Meighan is later summoned to Brentford police station and asked to sign a statement, which has no mention of Thorpe.

NOVEMBER 1975: Newton charged with possessing firearm with intent to endanger life.

MARCH 1976: Newton goes on trial in Exeter. Scott alleges Thorpe was behind the plot, but is steered off the subject by prosecution counsel. Newton found guilty, jailed for two years.

AUGUST 1978: Thorpe and three other men charged with conspiracy to murder.

1979: Old Bailey ‘Trial of the Century’. All four men acquitted.

1994: Newton, under his alias Hann Redwin, features in the inquest of his girlfriend Caroline Mayorcas, who died in a climbing accident with him in the Alps. Foul play ruled out.

2014: Thorpe dies. The Mail on Sunday publishes Meighan’s account of the conspiracy and cover-up for the first time.

2016: We reveal Gwent Police have launched Operation Velum to investigate Meighan’s claims.

2017: Police and CPS say they believe Newton had died and the investigation into Meighan’s claims is closed.



An investigation into the Jeremy Thorpe scandal will be reopened after Gwent Police admitted they may have wrongly assumed one of the suspects was dead, according to a new documentary.

Stallwart: Lord Tonypandy, MP on his 80th birthday in 1989 with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

George Thomas, Lord Tonypandy, MP on his 80th birthday in 1989 with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Friends: Lord Greville Janner (left) ,when he was an MP, and George Thomas, Speaker of the House, middle, with a party of schoolboys at the House of Commons in 1976

Friends: Lord Greville Janner (left) ,when he was an MP, and George Thomas, Speaker of the House, middle, with a party of schoolboys at the House of Commons in 1976

George Thomas/Gwent Police

Last night, a British Transport Police spokesman said: ‘BTP was made aware of an allegation of inappropriate touching involving the late George Thomas on board a train from London Paddington to Aberystwyth in 1959.

‘I can confirm that a second report has been received, from Gwent Police, involving allegations of a sexual assault during a train journey from Newport to London Paddington between 1964 and 1966.

‘The complainant, who was aged 16 or 17 at the time, did not wish to make a formal statement to police. The information has since been passed to the Operation Hydrant investigating team.

…Abse claimed he had also seen Speaker Thomas ‘grey-faced and trembling’ after being asked by investigative journalists about his role in saving Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe from being prosecuted for a homosexual offence with a minor.

It’s alleged that George Thomas may have been involved in the sex scandal now surrounding veteran politician Lord Janner

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3122273/Was-Commons-Speaker-sex-abuse-ring-Janner-Famous-call-Order-Order-George-Thomas-one-best-loved-MPs-s-accused-vile-attacks-boys-young-nine.html

Leo Abse MP on how George Thomas MP helped Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe escape prosecution for ‘a homosexual offence against a minor’:

“Yet the slightest tremor of scandal, however faintly reverberating into his private domain, reduced him to jelly. One such ocasion was in 1976 when, summoned to his sitting-room in the Speaker’s house, I found him grey-faced and trembling. Investigative journalists, some from the BBC, were pursuing inquiries into the then Liberal leader, Jeremy Thorpe.

They had evidently reached the conclusion that, some 16 years earlier, under a Conservative government, political intervention had saved Thorpe from being prosecuted for a homosexual offence against a minor. They also believed that, when Thorpe became embroiled in another scandal in 1964, he feared that the records in the Home Office of his earlier misbehaviour would wreck his efforts to free himself of his new dilemma.

The journalists had discovered that Thorpe – using his friend, the fraudulent Liberal MP Peter Bessell, as an intermediary – had turned to George, who was then a parliamentary under-secretary at the Home Office, for help. Yielding to Bessell’s importuning, George had set up a private meeting between Bessell and the home secretary.”

Police are currently investigating allegations that George Thomas MP raped a nine-year-old boy. BBC News

Sunday Times, 18th March 2001

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/leo-abse-mp-george-thomas-mp-and-liberal-leader-jeremy-thorpe/

In 1973, Jeremy Thopre married Marion Stein, a noted concert pianist and divorced wife of the Queen’s first cousin, the Earl of Harewood.

Alun:

Tonypandy was a close friend of the paedophile David Atkinson MP. Atkinson in turn was a Janner associate and was also in possession of Jeremy Thorpe’s possessions after his death.

George Thomas MP and David Atkinson

 

Atkinson shared a flat with Stephen Govier after his return from the US, where he shot his lover through the head at point-blank range. Govier was credited as a source in Bloch’s biography on Jeremy Thorpe.

‘My father was a sexual predator like Jimmy Savile’ says son of former Tory MP

The son of a former Conservative MP has told The Telegraph he believes his father was a “prolific sexual predator” who he fears might have been linked to an alleged Westminster paedophile ring.

Anthony Atkinson suspects his father David Atkinson’s name may also have been included in a notorious dossier compiled by his fellow Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens. The dossier, handed to the then Home Secretary Leon Brittan in the 1980s, has subsequently been lost or destroyed.

David Atkinson, according to his son, had a string of young lovers, among them a number of parliamentary assistants, with whom he conducted affairs behind the back of his wife and two children.

Justin Fashanu, the former professional footballer, who had grown up in a children’s home and subsequently committed suicide, had claimed to have had an affair with a married Conservative MP.

The MP is now thought to be Mr Atkinson. Letters from Mr Fashanu to Mr Atkinson, now in possession of his son, suggest the two men, although close, did not consummate their relationship.

There is evidence that the MP had been blackmailed by a member of staff within the Palace of Westminster who had threatened to sell details of his private life to a newspaper. In the letter, sent in 2003, the former friend of Mr Atkinson’s threatened to sell his story to the News of the World and added: “I want NO FURTHER CONTACT WITH YOU. SO DO NOT APPROACH ME PHYSICALLY or VERBALLY, now or in the future.”

On one occasion Anthony Atkinson was told by the relative of a teacher his father was a “paedophile” who had had an affair with a school pupil.

Mr Atkinson told The Telegraph: “What we have found shows my father to be a sad, lonely man but there is something more sinister there as well. I just want to try and work out what happened to my father.

“At the very least he is guilty of prolific predatory sexual behaviour. My father was predatory and prolific and we [my mother, my sister and I] all thought that the behaviour attributed to Jimmy Savile of being predatory and prolific also applied to him.”

When Tom Watson, the Labour MP, claimed in the House of Commons in October 2012 that ‘a paedophile network’ may have existed in the past at a high level, protected by connections to Parliament, Anthony Atkinson and his mother Susan got in touch with the MP, suggesting their father might have been at the very least on the fringes of the group.

On one occasion Anthony Atkinson was told by a school friend that a teacher had claimed that the MP was a “paedophile”.

Mr Atkinson also discovered on the internet a claim made by a former American intern of improper conduct by the MP.

In the internet posting, the intern, a university student, wrote of being taken to dinner by Mr Atkinson on his last day working in the Commons as a thank you. “After dinner at a restaurant he insisted showing me his apartment,” wrote the intern, “As soon as I entered I got a suspicious feeling from all the little Greek statues around. Either he was a scholar in the classics (he wasn’t) or he had a real fascination with statues of Greek boys. Or he had a fascination with Greek. And boys.”

Once in the flat, the intern wrote: “It became apparent he was trying to get me drunk… I went to use the bathroom and when I came out he was standing is a short, girly, silk bathrobe. I looked past him and saw he had the lights low and the sheets of his double bed pulled back.”

The intern concluded: “It goes to show that politicians are politicians no matter what their nationality. In his case I’d keep children away from him though – I am not anti-gay at all, just anti pervert. And that, based on my experience and in my opinion, describes David Atkinson, MP.”

Other suspicions, which fuel Mr Atkinson’s concerns about his father, cannot be repeated in The Telegraph for legal reasons. There is nothing in the evidence so far gathered by Mr Atkinson that offers any clear proof that his father had had sex with under-age children.

Mr Atkinson did however take his concerns to the police on Mr Watson’s recommendations. Police interviewed his ex-wife as well but decided there was nothing further to investigate.

Mr Atkinson said: “Detectives spoke to us but they made it clear they were short-staffed and really because of the lack of resources they were only really interested in people still alive who they could prevent committing more crimes and that my dad was just somebody who was gay and was not comfortable with that and got himself into some scrapes.

“But I think my father got mixed up with the wrong people. I think he didn’t want anybody to find out he was gay and used that to influence him. He liked young men.”

He said his father kept ‘meticulous’ notes of his every day activities in House of commons pocket diaries. Mr Atkinson does not have access to his father’s diaries.

“It is almost like my father became two people,” said Mr Atkinson, “There are times when I am upset when I think about my father but there are times when we just want to find out what happened. It’s a dual thing. On the one hand he is my father and on the other I want to know what he did. If I don’t ever find out, I will always be asking.

“I can’t help but think everything going on is linked. I suspect my father is named in the Dickens’ dossier. Only the other day I found a photograph of my father with Geoffrey Dickens. Dickens once came to stay and he famously said that one of his friends is named in the dossier and that could be my dad. It is hard to reconcile all this with the father I grew up with.”

Mr Atkinson only discovered his father was gay when his parents got divorced. He was staying at his father’s flat and discovered gay pornography and sex toys hidden in a cupboard. “I remember asking him; ‘are you gay?’ and he said: ‘yes.’

“I said: ‘how long have you known?’ and he said: ‘I have always known, stupid.’ The he went back to reading his newspaper and that was the end of the discussion. I didn’t expect tears and hugs because that was not his way.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10978492/My-father-was-a-sexual-predator-like-Jimmy-Savile-says-son-of-former-Tory-MP.html

alun

Another doting and fawning follower of Enoch Powell was Fergus Montgomery, PPS to Thatcher and closet gay.

Laud, Govier, Atkinson and Fergus Montgomery, PPS to Maggie, are all implicated in Strategic Network International.

A must-read on the links between Atkinson, Laud, Govier, Cameron and Thatcher PPS Fergus Montgomery!

www.searchlightmagazine.com/archive/murder-arms-dealing-treason-and-sexual-abuse-the-apartheid-regime-and-the-tory-right

Councillor Stephen Govier was sentenced to six years for the crime in Los Angeles in 1997 during an argument over drugs.

Mr Govier, 52, who hid the offence from the party when he joined in 2006, worked closely with Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman during last year’s general election.

He also teamed up with the Met police as a co-ordinator for an anti-crime organisation and campaigned to have replica guns banned.

According to US court records, he had been charged with cocaine possession and attempted murder. But after a plea agreement he admitted assault with a deadly weapon.

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/labour-councillor-suspended-after-party-108401

In 1987 Jimmy Saville, Chris Denning, Greville Janner and David Atkinson all had homes in Bournemouth.

m.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11106758.UPDATE__Bournemouth_children_s_home_investigated_as_part_of_latest_Jimmy_Savile_abuse_claims/ …

One of several parliamentary trips to South Africa organised by Atkinson and Laud – all expenses paid, of course – took place in 1989 and included David Cameron, then an employee of Conservative Central Office, now Prime Minster. When Cameron’s participation in this apartheid freebie was first publicised in 2009, Alistair Cooke (now Lord Lexden), Cameron’s boss at Central Office at the time, defended it as “simply a jolly. It was all terribly relaxed, just a little treat, a perk of the job. The Botha regime was attempting to make itself look less horrible, but I don’t regard it as having been of the faintest political consequence.”Lord Lexden might regard apartheid South Africa’s intelligence operations as “jolly”, but in the light of revelations about the sordid private life of Atkinson, who ran much of this propaganda network, those investigating the Westminster paedophile scandal might take a different view.

The relationships between the British far right, London’s security and intelligence services, and the apartheid state (not forgetting their long-time Rhodesian allies) have never been exposed by a “Truth Commission” style inquiry. One such mystery was a conspiracy in 1987 to kidnap several exiled members of the ANC – a conspiracy that was only foiled when a South African agent using the name Frank Larsen was arrested for importuning in the lavatory of the Regent Palace Hotel near Piccadilly Circus. (Due to their notoriety as a gay pick-up spot, the lavatories were being monitored by police.) On his arrest Larsen produced a Ministry of Defence police ID.

 

www.searchlightmagazine.com/archive/murder-arms-dealing-treason-and-sexual-abuse-the-apartheid-regime-and-the-tory-right

David Atkinson, former MP, apartheid apologist and keen employer of young male PAs

The late Conservative MP David Atkinson was a key player in South African intelligence operations seeking to enlist British politicians and media figures in a last ditch defence of the apartheid regime during the late 1980s. Some of these operations had the blessing of the British and American intelligence establishments.

As part of the ongoing media focus on paedophilia, national newspapers recently published interviews with Atkinson’s ex-wife and son. They described the Thatcherite MP as a predatory homosexual interested in very young men, and suggested that he might have featured in secret dossiers on Westminster paedophiles.

Two other trustees were prominent right-wing Conservative MPs and longstanding defenders of the apartheid regime. They also happened to be secret homosexuals.

One was Sir Fergus Montgomery, chairman of the “charity”, who had been Parliamentary Private Secretary to Thatcher and was the organiser of her campaign for the Conservative leadership in its early months. He never received promotion during the Thatcher governments, partly because during the early 1960s he had been named in security investigations of gay Tories associated with the convicted Admiralty spy John Vassall.

The other was Atkinson, the MP for Bournemouth East. Shortly before his death in 2012, Atkinson (long since divorced) came out as gay and entered a civil partnership, but during his political career, beginning as national chairman of the Young Conservatives in 1970, he presented himself as a happily married family man. Atkinson’s son told The Sunday Telegraph in July 2014: “I think my father got mixed up with the wrong people. I think he didn’t want anybody to find out he was gay and [they] used that to influence him. He liked young men.”

The Atkinson family has supplied information to the Labour MP Tom Watson, who alleges that a paedophile ring operated at the highest level of Thatcher’s Conservative Party. Atkinson’s ex-wife Sue told the Daily Mail that after discovering her husband’s secret life: “I remember thinking about all the young, male PAs he’d had – he employed lots of Americans – and his biggest offence was to bring them home. I’d welcome them and look after them and I now know he’d been having sex with some of them.”

One of the young Americans employed in Atkinson’s Westminster office from 1984 to 1986 was Byron Russell, who joined him as a trustee of the Namibia Charitable Trust. Russell’s service to apartheid’s propaganda machine had begun via the “USA Foundation” set up by the notorious lobbyist Jack Abramoff and staffed by his fellow Reagan-era College Republicans.

Atkinson’s right-hand man, Russell, was especially useful for South African propagandists because he is African-American. Another important asset quickly recruited to the staff of Strategy Network International was Derek Laud, London’s best-known black, gay Conservative. Laud recommended that SNI bring several of his Westminster friends onto the payroll as parliamentary consultants, including Neil Hamilton and Michael Colvin

One of several parliamentary trips to South Africa organised by Atkinson and Laud – all expenses paid, of course – took place in 1989 and included David Cameron, then an employee of Conservative Central Office, now Prime Minster. When Cameron’s participation in this apartheid freebie was first publicised in 2009, Alistair Cooke (now Lord Lexden), Cameron’s boss at Central Office at the time, defended it as “simply a jolly. It was all terribly relaxed, just a little treat, a perk of the job. The Botha regime was attempting to make itself look less horrible, but I don’t regard it as having been of the faintest political consequence.”

In 1990, Brown’s protege, Derek Laud became active on behalf of the apartheid regime’s puppet administration of Namibia (South West Africa) in a lobbying company called Strategy Network International, founded by Stephen Govier.[5] Strategy Network International “lobbied for the apartheid regime’s causes, including their puppets in Namibia and the UNITA rebels in Angola. Their representative was a bizarre figure in the circumstances, a good looking protege of Michael Brown, who referred to him as ‘little Derek.'” Brown recommended Hamilton to Laud who became a lobbyist for the company.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brown_%28British_politician%29

 

The son of a Conservative MP has built up his own dossier on his father and a wider circle of friends

Family of former Bournemouth East MP David Atkinson express shock over ‘secret life’

THE family of former Bournemouth East MP David Atkinson have claimed he led a secret life which included a string of affairs with men.

David Atkinson represented the town for almost three decades until 2005, and was widely regarded as dedicated and hard-working MP.

But more than two years after his death, his wife has spoken about discovering his string of affairs, while his son has claimed he was “predatory and prolific” in his sexual life.

Sue Pilsworth, who was married to the MP for 25 years and lives in Bournemouth, claimed Mr Atkinson had an affair with footballer Justin Fashanu and was HIV positive when he died from cancer aged 71.

The couple divorced in 1992 – something Sue attributes to her discovery that he was leading a secret double life pursuing relationships with men.

Anthony, 37, an illustrator, told the Echo that while they knew of his father’s sexuality, he and his mother had only begun to uncover details of his private life after his death.

He said his father had been “predatory and prolific”, adding: “It was clear from the paperwork we found and the lifestyle he led that yes, those words applied to him.”

Mrs Pilsworth told the Daily Mail at the weekend that she had no inkling of her husband’s homosexuality until 1990, when the footballer Justin Fashanu came out as gay.

She read a newspaper story about the footballer in a dentist’s waiting room and came across the reference to an unnamed, married Conservative MP whom Fashanu had met in a gay bar.

She said she rang her husband in Westminster, who returned home to talk to her and confirmed he was gay.

She said: “I felt utter grief, really. I sat and listened to this man in a suit who had just come from Westminster. I thought about his hypocrisy. I felt disbelief. My mind was in turmoil.”

She claimed Mr Atkinson persuaded her not to divorce him until after the 1992 general election.

Mr Atkinson stood down from Parliament in 2005 and entered into a civil partnership with a man in 2011. He died of bowel cancer in 2012.

At her Bournemouth home yesterday, Mrs Pilsworth said of her ex-husband: “He was probably one of the best constituency MPs Bournemouth East has ever had or will ever have. It’s not about attacking him and we’re very proud of what he did in the constituency.”

Anthony Atkinson spoke to the Daily Telegraph about his father’s sexual behaviour. He said the family had taken their findings about his personal life to the police and were interviewed but that the police did not pursue it.

But he added: “I want to be very clear my dad’s work as an MP was second to none. I would never want anyone to tarnish his reputation as an MP.”

Atkinson – a devoted and diligent politician

DAVID Atkinson represented the town for more than a quarter of a century during which time he built his reputation as a devoted and diligent MP who worked hard for the people of the borough.

Born in Southend, he began his working life working at his father’s car dealership and for a marketing company. He was national chairman of the Young Conservatives and an Essex Councillor before being selected to fight for Bournemouth in a 1977 by-election.

Within his political career he became special rapporteur for Russia as part of his work with the Council of Europe. He also established Christian Solidarity Worldwide, to campaign for the rights of those persecuted for their religious beliefs and was the first backbench British MP to address the United Nations General Assembly.

Among his most notable contributions to the Bournemouth community was securing a £4.5million grant for Hengistbury Head, helping AFC Bournemouth during its financial problems, and his 12-year campaign to restore the town’s railway station. He was also the first MP to raise the Millennium Bug in the House of Commons.

After he stood down from politics he organised a successful campaign for a memorial to those who died when an RAF Halifax bomber crashed in Bournemouth in 1944.

He married Sue Pilsworth in 1968 and they had two children Katie in 1972, and Anthony four years later. The couple divorced in 1992.

He was diagnosed with bowel cancer just before Christmas 2010 and spoke through the pages of the Echo urging others not to ignore the symptoms of the disease which went on to claim his life.

His sexuality was under wraps throughout his political career, though many of those close to him were aware of it, particularly after he entered into a civil partnership in 2011, the year before his death.

His partner Robert Reid spoke at his funeral in January 2012.

‘Joy to work with’

SUPPORTERS of David Atkinson have urged people not to rush to a judgement about the long-serving Bournemouth MP.

They were reacting to the suggestions by Anthony Atkinson that his father’s sexual behaviour had been “predatory and prolific”.

The former MP’s son also said he had contacted Labour MP Tom Watson, who has raised concerns about a paedophile ring around Westminster.

Tobias Ellwood, who succeeded Mr Atkinson as MP for Bournemouth East, said: “Having been made aware of the accusations I would firstly ask why it has taken so long for them to come forward. It should have been raised a long time ago.

“Until something is proved I will continue, as will many in Bournemouth, to view David Atkinson as an excellent, loyal and dedicated MP, who served Bournemouth extremely well.”

Conservative agent Judy Jamieson worked with David Atkinson from 1977. She said: “I have no negativity about David Atkinson at all.

“He was an excellent MP and someone of the highest calibre, It was always a joy and a pleasure to work with him.”

Former Bournemouth councillor and long-time party activist Yvonne Johnstone said: “I really didn’t have any idea and I knew him very well. I knew the family. He kept it hidden very cleverly. I would never have expected such a thing.

“I don’t understand why it’s coming out now two years after he died – I think that’s wrong. I’m suffering from shock, I really am.”

Cllr Sue Anderson said: “I knew David very well and he was a lovely man.

“I did know that he was gay, but he wasn’t breaking the law.

“He was a good MP and in so far as I knew him he was a good man. What he did in his private life really didn’t concern me.”

Cllr Bob Lawton, who didn’t know David Atkinson well, said: “He was a well-respected MP.

“Within the party people feel a little bit sad that this is being said about a man who has been dead a couple of years and has no right of reply.”

Father Denis Blackledge, priest at Corpus Christi Church, Boscombe, conducted Mr Atkinson’s funeral, although he did not know the MP.

He said: “Each of us has almost certainly got secrets in the cupboard and things in our past that we wouldn’t like anybody else to know.

“All persons first of all have a right to his or her good name and it’s our obligation as human beings that if we can’t say anything good, not to say anything at all.”

 


Paedophilia: Beck’s appalling crimes just the tip of child abuse scandal – Further scandals may be revealed as inquiries show widespread cases (8.1.01)

The Independent, January 8th 2001

Many of the inquiries are huge and involve substantial resources. In Greater Manchester, Operation Cleopatra is investigating more than 66 care homes. Operation Flight in Gwent is investigating 19 homes, including the former children’s home at Ty Mawr near Abergavenny in west Wales

A national database of historic abuse inquiries, most concerning children’s homes and schools in the Seventies and Eighties, held by Gwent police, has a list of 34 forces involved in 98 separate inquiries. The numbers are increasing on a monthly basis.
Ty Mawr - .4 OBSERVER SUNDAY 2 JUNE 1991 IReirimaumdl...

The Observer (London, Greater London, England)

02 Jun 1991, Sun

 


Dyfed-Powys Police and Gwent Police have no requirement for staff to declare membership of the freemasons.
Gwent Police 1996

Police officer resigns in rent-boy scandal

29 July 1996

A police offi

cer has resigned after being named in a rent-boy scandal. Detectives were called in after a male prostitute, aged 15, gave social workers a list of clients and car registration numbers. The officers were stunned to discover one of their colleagues on the list. The 41-year-old bachelor denied any contact with the youth, who worked from Cardiff’s central bus station, a notorious haunt for male prostitutes.

Police officers searched the unnamed officer’s home in Newport, Gwent, and removed a quantity of material. The officer was suspended and offered his resignation. Detective Superintendent Iain Johnston, head of Gwent CID, said yesterday: “I am conducting an inquiry concerning a former Gwent police officer.The officer concerned has resigned but the investigation is continuing.”

Here’s another Jeremy Thorpe scandal – its chilling legacy in law

A veil of secrecy was drawn over the British jury system

2 June 2018

He was acquitted because of the dirtiest deal in media history, made by a rightwing newspaper. The significance of this deal was revealed by a jury member in the New Statesman, which was then itself prosecuted by the Thatcher government for contempt of court. The magazine’s victory for free speech was reversed when that government passed a law that today remains the only legacy of the Thorpe trial: creating the very British crime of refusing to cover up wrongdoing, at least when it takes place in the jury room. That, along with the verve and panache of the TV show, should now be central to our debate.

…At the time, the decision appeared a great victory for freedom of speech. But the government rushed through a new criminal law – section 8 of the 1981 Contempt of Court Act, still on the statute book – which threatens jurors and journalists with up to two years’ imprisonment should they disclose “any particulars of statements made, opinions expressed, arguments advanced or votes cast” in the course of jury deliberations. It was feared that the jury system would not survive if subject to rational investigation. Section 8 has in the years since prevented exposure of miscarriages of justice, and stopped research into (for example) whether complex fraud cases are suitable for jury trial.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/02/thorpe-scandal-legacy-law-new-statesman-jury-service-secrecy?CMP=share_btn_tw

Alun@ciabado:

Jeremy Thorpe’s was surrounded by paedophiles and perverts just like Julius Caesar wanted men about him who are fat. His close friend, Liberal member of Parliament Clement Freud, was sitting together nearby at the trial.

Clement Freud – Among his charity work he was president of the Down’s Children Association and also former secretary of the Refugee Children’s Fund.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/15/clement-freud-profile-the-life-and-times-of-one-of-britains-best/

“A former secretary of the Refugee Children’s Fund, he set up, with Jonathan Aitken, a Parliamentary Den of the Good Bears of the World, providing teddies to children in hospital, and was later president of the Down’s Children Association

https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Clement_Freud

With Thorpe forced to stand down, Freud backed David Steel to succeed him; Steel improbably made him spokesman on Northern Ireland

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/tv-radio-obituaries/5163084/Sir-Clement-Freud.html

Yes, Jeremy Thorpe was surrounded by paedophiles! Did you know he paid visits to Keith Harding, a paedophile often visited by others of his ilk (Cyril Smith, Leon Brittan)?

Another paedophile in Thorpe’s entourage was Clifford Hindley, the Home Office civil servant who approved the transfer of £70,000 in the late 70s to the Paedophile Information Exchange.

Hulbert, the man who outed Thorpe friend Clifford Hindley, said Special Branch were behind these payments to grouping campaigning for the AoC to be lowered to 4!

Oh the irony: When journalist Don Hale contacted Thorpe for a statement about the names of Liberal politicians being on the PIE list, who should turn up on Hale’s doorstep but Thorpe’s paedophile mate Cyril Smith!

PIE chair Steven Adrian Smith used a tel. no. at the Home Office as the contact point for PIE whilst he was working there as an electrical contractor for Complete Maintenance Ltd. Smith stored files in cabinets at the HO and received full security clearance from Scotland Yard!
Interestingly enough, Jeremy Thorpe seems to be very familiar with the San Francisco area, where Stephen Govier almost murdered his own lover with a point-blank shot through the head:

Govier moved in with Atkinson when he returned from jail in the US. Atkinson had quite a lot of stuff on Thorpe, papers, etc. When Atkinson died, Govier got hold of both Thorpe and Atkinson’s papers. He was even credited in Bloch’s biography.

Atkinson shared a flat with Stephen Govier after his return from the US, where he shot his lover through the head at point-blank range. Govier was credited as a source in Bloch’s biography on Jeremy Thorpe

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Summary:
During my research into Establishment CSA, it has often struck me how many paedophiles and close friends of paedophiles have had political links to Northern Ireland, either as ministers, spokespersons or SPADs.
JONATHAN DENBY (1) Barbara Hewson cousin Jonathan Denby, convicted fraud and criminal, was and is a close friend of the paedophile Harvey Proctor ever since their student days in York. Both were aides to South Down MP and paedophile Enoch Powell.

JONATHAN DENBY (2) On the night of Denby becoming a fugitive for his part in a police hold-up, he was due to dine with his bosom friend and paedophile Proctor. Instead, Harvey Proctor set off the same day on a visit to, err, Northern Ireland.

JONATHAN DENBY (3) During his year on the run, the police entered Denby’s home and also blew open the boot of his car. A CrimeWatch programme labelled him ‘dangerous’. Police found files on NI politicians and thought he was into ‘political terrorism’ and gun-running!

JONATHAN DENBY (4) The Kincora children’s home has been a running sore in the history of CSA in N Ireland. Despite knowing that the Hart inquiry failed by dint of omissions and reduced scope, Denby’s Irish cousin Barbara Hewson rushed to Hart’s defence.

HARVEY PROCTOR (2) Internet research shows extremely close ties between Proctor and James Molyneaux, leader of one of the two main Protestant parties in Northern Ireland. It appears Molyneaux was well ‘au fait’ with the buggery at Kincora:

HARVEY PROCTOR (3) Harvey Proctor’s close friend James Molyneaux was certainly well connected to the Orange Order and key players in the Kincora scandal:

PETER BROOKE (1) Peter Brooke, Baron Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, was Northern Ireland Secretary in the late 80s. He hails from Tisbury, just a stone’s throw from the parental home of the Puddington Paedophile Peter Morrison, Thatcher’s PPS.

PETER BROOKE (2) One of Brooke’s most infamous achievements was making it on to the list of visitors to the Elm Guest House, a vile child brothel frequented by MPs, captains of industry and entertainers. The list is commonly referred to as the Mary Moss list.

PETER BROOKE (3) It is rather intriguing that two of Peter Brooke’s Parliamentary Private Secretaries have both had allegations of child abuse levelled against them: 1) Peter Bottomley (also on EGH list). 2) Ken Hind, friend of Nigel Evans

PETER BROOKE (4)
Oh my darling Clementine!
When a man who featured on the Elm Guest House child brothel patron list says there will be no further investigation into Kincora, where boys were buggered by his peers! independent.co.uk/news/uk/when-a…
PETER MOND (1) Peter Mond aka Lord Melchett was Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office under Callaghan. Mond/Melchett was a spokesperson for the Princedale Trust and a Patron of Prisoners Abroad, together with Mark Lennox-Boyd, a Proctor shirt shop supporter.

PETER MOND (2) Both the Albany Trust and the Princedale Trust gave encouragement and publicity to PIE. VSU, for which the Thorpe friend and paedophile Clifford Hindley worked, the man who made payments to PIE from the Home Office, funded the Albany and Princedale Trusts.

DAVID STEEL (1) In the recent debate sparked by documentaries about Jeremy Thorpe, David Steel has come out in defence of Cyril Smith, despite evidence tabled by IICSA and the police. He nominated two paedophiles, Smith and Freud, for knighthoods.

DAVID STEEL (2) When Jeremy Thorpe was forced to stand down, Freud backed David Steel as Thorpe’s successor. In return, Steel improbably made Freud spokesman on Northern Ireland. Freud even visited the H-Blocks.

DAVID STEEL (3) Of much greater value is David Steel’s own keen interest in abuse at Kincora boy’s home and its coverup. I wonder if this correspondence was made available to the Hart whitewash?

DAVID STEEL (4) One of the most vociferous supporters of the Hart Inquiry whitewash is Barbara Hewson, close relative of U2 front man Bono. It is interesting therefore to see Bono as one of the illustrious guests at the funeral of paedophile Freud.

PATRICK MAYHEW (1) Patrick Mayhew was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and was one of many who concealed the abuse scandal at the Kincora Boys Home in Belfast, which was said to involve members of the British Army as well as Whitehall figures.
PATRICK MAYHEW (2) Morris Fraser was involved with Kincora and Mayhew was his legal assessor. According to Richard Kerr, Fraser had access to all the paperwork on boys in Belfast homes. In 1971, Fraser and Peter Righton both wrote chapters in ‘Perspectives on Paedophilia’.

It would appear Mayhew’s role at the Morris Fraser hearing was to keep the lid on the Fraser/Kincora affair. Was the gift of an easy-to-win and newly created constituency recompense for his efforts on behalf of the Establishment?

PATRICK MAYHEW (4) In 1991, the paedophile Peter Righton obtained a reference from Fraser (on Great Ormond Street stationery) aimed at lifting the teaching ban on paedophile, PIE member and John Whittingdale MP half-brother Charles Napier.
PATRICK MAYHEW (5) The team at the Fraser hearing was star-studded. Another member was Brynmor Jones, Hull Uni chancellor who was the driving force behind the eponymous library where he worked closely with the university librarian Philip Larkin, alleged to have been a paedophile.

PATRICK MAYHEW (6) It was the same Patrick Mayhew who, later, thwarted attempts to ban paedophile groupings.

PATRICK MAYHEW (7) From 1992 to 1993, Michael Brown was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Patrick Mayhew, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. The paedophile Derek Laud served as Brown’s research assistant for a considerable time when Brown was an MP.
PATRICK MAYHEW (8) Brown was involved in the right-wing Conservative circles including the Monday Club. Brown was a founding member of No Turning Back which included Michael Portillo, Peter Lilley and Neil Hamilton. He accompanied Portillo on holidays with others including Laud
PATRICK MAYHEW (9) In 1990, Brown’s protege, Derek Laud became active on behalf of the apartheid regime’s puppet administration of Namibia in a lobbying company called Strategy Network International, founded by Stephen Govier. Brown recommended Hamilton to Laud as a lobbyist.
PATRICK MAYHEW (10) Yet another PPS to NI Secretary Mayhew was Richard 3-in-a-bed Spring MP, who quit the post after revelations of an embarrassing steamy session with a Sunday school teacher and a male friend.
PATRICK MAYHEW (11)
Richard Spring was married to Jane Henniker-Major, daughter of John Henniker-Major, 8th Baron Henniker. The paedophile Peter Righton fled to the Henniker’s Thornham Magna estate after his arrest for the possession of pornography.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/country-house-hideaway-of-disgraced-care-chief-6-5-93/

Michael Mates was leadership campaign manager for Michael Heseltine (shirt shop investor)

Michael Mates was campaign manager to paedophile Patrick Rock

Mates and Colin Wallace – Michael Mates is a former Army officer who served in Ulster at the time Mr Wallace worked as an information officer at Army headquarters there.

Michael Mates lives just a stone’s throw from where the body of murdered Mehrotra was found.


MICHAEL MATES (1) Michael Mates was a minister at the Northern Ireland Office from 1992 to 1993, resigning after his support Asil Nadir damaged his reputation. He lost the election for police commissioner in August 2012 after Nadir was convicted of stealing nearly $46 million.

MICHAEL MATES (2) Michael Mates was leadership campaign manager for Michael Heseltine, one of the biggest investors in Proctor’s shirt shop. Michael Mates was also campaign manager to paedophile Patrick Rock, Cameron’s mate and collector of lewd images.

MICHAEL MATES (3) The body of the abducted Vishal Mehrotra was found only 200 m from the home of Michael Mates of Dolphin Square fame. Read up on Vishal’s case in this blog:

MICHAEL MATES (4) Mate’s downfall was brought on by his support for Asil Nadir, who was close to the McAlpines, suspected of involvement in arms deals to Iraq and close to Scallywag. But why did he support Nadir?

MICHAEL MATES (5) Mate’s served with the Royal Ulster Rifles during the time Colin Wallace worked as an intelligence officer there. Wallace was framed for exposing Kincora, and later demanded that Mates recuse himself. Was Mates involved in traducing Wallace?

MICHAEL MATES (5) Mate’s served with the Royal Ulster Rifles during the time Colin Wallace worked as an intelligence officer there. Wallace was framed for exposing Kincora, and later demanded that Mates recuse himself. Was Mates involved in traducing Wallace?
ALLAN GREEN (1) Sir Allan Green was DPP until he was caught
kerb-crawling in King’s Cross in 1991, an event that probablycaused the suicide of his wife two years later. Like Skelhorn and Hetherington, too, Green covered up for paedophiles as DPP.

ALLAN GREEN (2) Like Skelhorn and Hetherington, Green was known to cover up for paedophiles. As a safe pair of hands, he represented 10 British soldiers at the Bloody Sunday inquiry, earning £1.5m in the process. Scallywag even maintained Green had links to the IRA:

NORMAN SKELHORN (1) Norman Skelhorn was DPP between 1964 and 1977. He was embroiled in a row around the use of torture in Northern Ireland. Hardliner Skelhorn, an active Freemason: ‘When dealing with Irish terrorists, any methods were justified’.
NORMAN SKELHORN (2) Like Allan Green, Skelhorn as DPP was instrumental in allowing paedophiles to continue abusing instead of putting them behind bars. Here is the case of Tory MP Victor Montagu, a man who abused his own son:

NORMAN SKELHORN (3)

MICHAEL MATES (1) Michael Mates was a minister at the Northern Ireland Office from 1992 to 1993, resigning after his support Asil Nadir damaged his reputation. He lost the election for police commissioner in August 2012 after Nadir was convicted of stealing nearly $46 million.

MICHAEL MATES (2) Michael Mates was leadership campaign manager for Michael Heseltine, one of the biggest investors in Proctor’s shirt shop. Michael Mates was also campaign manager to paedophile Patrick Rock, Cameron’s mate and collector of lewd images.

MICHAEL MATES (3) The body of the abducted Vishal Mehrotra was found only 200 m from the home of Michael Mates of Dolphin Square fame. Read up on Vishal’s case in this blog:

MICHAEL MATES (4) Mate’s downfall was brought on by his support for Asil Nadir, who was close to the McAlpines, suspected of involvement in arms deals to Iraq and close to Scallywag. But why did he support Nadir?

MICHAEL MATES (5) Mate’s served with the Royal Ulster Rifles during the time Colin Wallace worked as an intelligence officer there. Wallace was framed for exposing Kincora, and later demanded that Mates recuse himself. Was Mates involved in traducing Wallace?

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MICHAEL HAVERS (1) Michael Havers was a Tory MP and Attorney General. He is also brother to Butler-Sloss, one of the ill-fated IICSA chairs, who left because of her own links to paedophiles. Havers was also involved in the Bloody Sunday inquiry:
MICHAEL HAVERS (2) As David Steel pointed out at the time, Haver’s home was bombed by the IRA on the same weekend as the
Cut down in his prime: South Belfast MP Robert Bradford
IRA murder of Rev Robert Bradford, although police had 100% intelligence that the attack was about to happen.

MICHAEL HAVERS (3) In fact, the murder of Rev Bradford, at a teen dance, occurred only hours after the bomb attack on Haver’s house. But why did RUC almost deliberately not protect Bradford, seeing the had precise intelligence days in advance? Well …

MICHAEL HAVERS (4) Weeks earlier, Bradford told a Tory member of his concerns about East Belfast. MP Lundy of the Kincora Old Boys told a journalist that Molyneaux had suspicions about the murder of Robert Bradford and dirty tricks. Kincora?
MICHAEL HAVERS (5) Like many in this thread, Havers was instrumental in covering up abuse. In 1981, Havers stated in parliament that while Peter Hayman was a member of PIE, he was never on the executive cttee, so was not prosecuted as others were for publishing contact ads.
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JOHN PATTEN (1) John Patten entered the Commons together with Heath and Powell in 1950. He was Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1981-1983) during the Troubles and was even offered the job of NI Secretary by Thatcher but declined.

JOHN PATTEN (2) In late 1981, three men were jailed for the abuse of boys at a Belfast care home. One was the notorious William McGrath who had also worked at Kincora. More recently, accounts of the involvement of Enoch Powell there have also emerged.

JOHN PATTEN (3) In early 1982, a damage limitation meeting was held under the auspices of John Patten, then Under Secretary at the NI Office. Their main concern was quite obviously a fear of McGrath spilling the beans. This begs the question: ‘Which MPs would be named?’

JOHN PATTEN (4) Then, lo and behold, shortly afterwards, the inquiry into the goings-on at Kincora collapsed. Inter alia, this was to look into the murder of Belfast boy Brian McDermott in 1973 and the involvement of a former DUP secretary in early 70s.

JOHN PATTEN (5) Also in 1982, Richard Denby became Chairman of the Bradford and Bingley. Denby was uncle and associate of the convicted fraud and criminal Jonathan Denby. He was also the uncle of Barbara Hewson who lauded praise on Hart’s Kincora inquiry.

JOHN PATTEN (6) Later on, Patten’s wife Louise was granted a cushy sinecure-like non-executive directorship at Denby’s Bradford & Bingley. She was still there when the company sank like her grandfather’s Belfast-built Titanic.

JOHN PATTEN (7) For good measure, John Patten was appointed PPS to the paedophile Leon Brittan with the consent of Big Willie Whitelaw.

JOHN PATTEN (8) Another PPS to John Patten was Edward Leigh MP, elected to Richmond Council, later GLC, and serving as Councillor between 1974 and 1981. During that time abuse was perpetrated at Grafton Close children’s home.

JOHN PATTEN (9) This is what Scallywag wrote about Patten’s PPS Edward Leigh, the man who invited a paedophile to lunch at Westminster:

WILLIAM ROSS (1) William Ross was UUP MP for Londonderry from 1974 until 2001. He opposed: Good Friday Agreement, multi-party talks, David Trimble. Chairman of right-wing Monday Club’s NI policy committee. Spanker Proctor was Vice-Chairman.

WILLIAM ROSS (2) Are you being served, dear? If you just raise your shirt, I’ll measure your inner leg: John Pinniger was a research assistant to Harvey Proctor and Charles Irving, both listed as patrons to Elm Guest House, and worked part-time in Harrod’s menswear shop.
WILLIAM ROSS (3) Like fellow Laud friend Stephen Govier, John Pinniger was a Lambeth councillor. He was also a director of Proctor friend Derek Laud’s Ludgate Laud company together with Michael Colvin MP.
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TIM RAISON (1) Timothy Raison served as a Home Office minister from 1979 to 1983, under William Whitelaw. He was also PPS to Whitelaw in the Northern Ireland Office in 1972. He was also a Richmond councillor and worked closely with the paedophile Leon Brittan.

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TIM SMITH (1) Tim Smith, once dubbed the Honourable Member for Price Waterhouse, became Northern Ireland minister in 1994 as a result of a reshuffle caused by the resignation of sex-scandal Tim Yeo, catapulting him from the obscurity to which he would soon return.

TIM SMITH (2) Smith was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Leon Brittan and, as was to be expected, had no memory of the Dickens Dossier. His downfall was ultimately his acceptance of Cash for Questions, along with Proctor friend Neil Hamilton.

TIM SMITH (3) Tim Smith was also well in with the Laud/Portillo Set which was often the subject of child abuse accusations. He was frequently in attendance at Portillo’s parties.


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ALEX CARLILE (1) Alexander Carlile, or Baron Carlile of Berriew, was the Independent Reviewer of National Security policy in Northern Ireland, gaining a CBE for services to national security.

ALEX CARLILE (2) Carlile shared a small Commons office with paedophile Cyril Smith for many years. He also played a prominent part in defending Janner’s reputation, describing him as a man of integrity and determination. Carlile would have known Janner fairly well.
ALEX CARLILE (3) Carlile left his wife to marry his mistress Alison Levitt QC, a principal advisor to Britain’s leading prosecutor, and proponent of banning media from naming suspects pre-trial to protect the likes of Leon Brittan.
ALEX CARLILE (4) One of Carlile’s most prominent cases was that of Paul Burrell. Burrell was butler to royalty, accused of stealing millions of pounds of goods from the estate of the late Princess of Wales.
ALEX CARLILE (5) Paul Burrell, footman to the Queen, bought the Laughing Duck, a gay club in Edinburgh, in 1982 and sold it in 1988 to one Colin Tucker, later footman to the Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolfe, another IICSA chair too close to paedophiles.

ALEX CARLILE (6) Whilst footman to the Queen, Burrell was suspended from his job on the royal yacht for his part in a gay pornography ring.

ALEX CARLILE (7) The Laughing Duck was listed in the 1982 Spartacus Gay Guide. Spartacus was run by the paedophile priest John Stamford. This magazine gave discounts for stays at Elm Guest House and championed PIE.

ALEX CARLILE (8) Burrell’s mate Colin Tucker was heavily involved in Scotland’s Magic Circle scandal. Another central figure was child abuser Robert Henderson QC, a close friend of Esther Rantzen lover and EGH paedophile Fairbairn.

ALEX CARLILE (9) Like Vaz, Enoch Powell and Butler-Sloss, Carlile was a frequent visitor to the Manorial Society in Kennington Road. Alongside holding shindigs for the upper crust and right wing, the Manorial Society had a more sleazy, male side to it.

ALEX CARLILE (10) More recently, serious criticism has been levelled by against Carlile, prosecution in the Bennell case, who accuses Carlile of conniving to get Bennell a lenient sentence.

Lord Carlile Must be so proud of the prosecuting job he did on Bennell in 98 Paid thousands yet let him off half the Charges & did NOT use all Survivors who came forward ! BBC Sport – Barry Bennell: Crewe ‘brushed scandal under carpet’ says Lord Carlile

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38632026


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SHAUN WOODWARD (1) Shaun Woodward served in the cabinet from 2007 to 2010 as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Woodward teamed up with Esther Rantzen, a woman whose links to paedophiles were legion (Savile, Fairbairn …), on ‘That’s Life’.

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SHAUN WOODWARD (2) Like Rantzen, Woodward was heavily involved with Childline. The two of them co-authored a book together entitled ‘The Story of Ben Hardwick’. On Page 13, Woodward refers to ‘Niven, our driver’. Surely not Niven Sinclair, the paedophile?
SHAUN WOODWARD (3) Woodward married Camilla Davan Sainsbury, daughter of former Conservative MP Tim Sainsbury of the wealthy supermarket dynasty. After leaving his wife, Woodward was reported to be in a relationship with Luke Redgrave, grandson of the actor Sir Michael Redgrave.
SHAUN WOODWARD (4) Meanwhile, back at the supermarket, Robert Butler-Sloss, son of the Sloshed Butler put forward by the Establishment as a safe pair of hands to run IICSA, married Sarah Sainsbury, daughter of John Davan Sainsbury.

SHAUN WOODWARD (5) The name Sainsbury plays a prominent role in the Derry Mainwaring-Knight scandal. Susan Sainsbury, wife of MP Tim Sainsbury was a victim and a witness at the court case with a focus on satanic worship.

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SHAUN WOODWARD (6) In 2001, Woodward’s main residence was a country house in Oxfordshire complete with butler, where Peter Mandelson, the Prince of Darkness, was currently a guest while the former cabinet minister carried out refurbishments to his new London home.

SHAUN WOODWARD (7) Shaun Woodward, alongside Prince Andrew featured in Jeffrey Epstein black book.

 

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

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

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SHAUN WOODWARD (8) While the hoi polloi were suffering from the credit crunch, the Woodward’s were living the Epstein-like life of Riley:

Shaun Woodward defies credit crunch: £5 million island villa for Brown’s richest Minister

2008

His constituents may be struggling to pay the mortgages on their homes but it seems Britain’s richest MP, Shaun Woodward, has no such concerns about the credit crunch.

The Northern Ireland Secretary and his wife, Sainsbury’s heiress Camilla, have built a fabulous £5million retreat on Mustique, the private island in the Caribbean famed as a hedonistic playground for the super-rich.

The Woodwards really get into the spirit of things on Mustique.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1094545/Shaun-Woodward-defies-credit-crunch–5-million-island-villa-Browns-richest-Minister.html


CHRIS PATTEN (1) Chris ‘Hong King’s Patten became Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 1973. In 1988, in the wake of the Good Friday Agreement, Patten was called on to steward the Commission for Policing for Northern Ireland. Patten: ‘The best thing I ever did’.
CHRIS PATTEN (2) Chris Patten is patron at St Benedict’s School where a paedophile ring has operated for decades (Allott, Soper et al). Soper is one of seven either convicted or accused of preying on pupils at the £15,000 p.a. school during the last 25 years.
CHRIS PATTEN (3) Chris Patten was very familiar with Andrew Soper of St. Benedict School who fled to Pec/Kosovo with stolen church money. Pec was the site of a K-FOR base. Patten himself made multiple visits to the Kosovo.
CHRIS PATTEN (4) There is a high probability that Chris Patten was also aware of a further deviant operating for years at his old school. Peter Allott was Deputy Head of Patten’s At. Benedict School:

CHRIS PATTEN (4) There is a high probability that Chris Patten was also aware of a further deviant operating for years at his old school. Peter Allott was Deputy Head of Patten’s At. Benedict School:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/deputy-head-catholic-private-school-7905794

CHRIS PATTEN (5) The paedophile and Jesuit-schooled Patrick Rock, friend of David Cameron and touted for a peerage, worked for Chris Patten in Brussels, responsible for the western Balkans no less, the very place where Soper was in hiding for 6 year.

CHRIS PATTEN (6) Within a year of entering Parliament in 1984, Virginia Bottomley became PPS to Chris Patten. By 1989 she was a health minister under William Waldegrave. Her husband Peter appeared on the Elm Guest House list as a patron.
IAN GOW (1)
Ian How, MP for Eastbourne, was PPS to Thatcher and shared post of opposition spokesman on NI with Airey Neave.
Both were murdered independently in IRA car bomb attacks.
SHAUN WOODWARD (8)
While the hoi polloi were suffering from the credit crunch, the Woodward’s were living the Epstein-like life of Riley: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…
ROBERT ALSTON (1)
Robert John ALSTON was a British diplomat who was High Commissioner of New Zealand and Governer of the Pitcairn Islands. He was also posted for a while to Northern Ireland.
ROBERT ALSTON (2)
Robert Alston’s brother was Richard Alston, the ‘live-in chum’ of the paedophile Peter Righton. Indeed the two ‘married’ in 1974.
Righton and Alston were both close friends of the convicted paedophile Charles Napier of PIE, half-brother of John Whittingdale.
ROBERT ALSTON (3)
Peter Righton was ‘a notorious paedophile who attempted to legitimise his obsession in a series of academic studies’. He was a founding member of PIE. In a raid on his home, stacks of correspondence with other paedophiles was found.
ROBERT ALSTON (4)
Letters from Charles Napier included references to his younger brother Johnny (Whittingdale) to whom material had been given for safekeeping. Although Whippo adopts a ‘Am I my brother’s keeper’ approach, I have good reason to believe he was PIE member No. 114.
ROBERT ALSTON (5)
During Alston’s governorship, Pitcairn was beset by massive child sexual abuse. During this time, Alston invited the Chief Constable of Kent, David Phillips, to train on social policing. On a personal note Phillips was a fellow Leather and went to my old school.
ROBERT ALSTON (6)
David Phillips appears to have been involved in a number of contentious cases. And seems to have very strong ties to Northern Ireland.
Was he another safe pair of hands?
ROBERT ALSTON (7)
Robert Alston served as British Ambassador to Oman between 1986 and 1990. In 2016, 2 files entitled ‘Cementation contract: Mark Thatcher and the Omanis’ covering the period from 1981-88 were sealed for 65 years until 2053.
telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/2…
ROBERT ALSTON (8)
Cement also seems to have played a central role in right-wing circles: On the night of his run-in with police, Hewson cousin Jonathan Denby was shadowing David Whitworth, a cement merchant. MP and Powell supporter Victor Goodhew was linked to the same company.
ROBERT ALSTON (9)
It will come as no surprise whatsoever that the decision to close the Mark Thatcher/Omani files was ultimately taken by John Whittingdale MP, half-brother of the convicted paedophile Charles Napier.

ROBERT ALSTON (10)
Robert Alston, educated at Ardingly College and New College, Oxford, is Chairman of Governors at Ardingly. Peter Righton attended Ardingly from 1940 to 1944. C4’s Jon Snow was also a pupil at Ardingly where his father was headmaster:

MICHAEL MATES (6)
Watch out for those watches and who needs mates like Mates?
Oh, and ‘don’t let the buggers get you down’! independent.co.uk/voices/leading…
independent.co.uk/news/uk/second…
MICHAEL MATES (8)
In 2004, ‘Roddam son of Roddam’ was convicted as a fraud and confidence trickster.
Roddam was known for his Proctoresque beating and spanking rituals. standard.co.uk/news/12m-fraud…
MICHAEL MATES (9)
A decade earlier, Roddam Twiss gave the sum of £6000 to a David McWatt intended for Michael Mates in return for assistance with a disused MoD airfield for a leisure centre development.
Note the Northern Ireland and IRA references …
MICHAEL MATES (10)
Roddam Twiss, involved in underhand business with Michael Mates, obviously knew the convicted paedophile and killer Lennie Smith. Did they live together?
Oh, and don’t forget, Vishal Mehothra’s body was found near Michael’s Mate’s home.
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MICHAEL MATES (11) One of the Sussex police detectives at the time of the murder of Vishal Mehrotra, found close to Mate’s home, was Lord Bramall’s business partner, Nigel Godden.

 
ALISTAIR COOKE (1)
Alistair Basil Cooke, now Baron Lexden, has been official historian of the Tories since 2009 and historian/archivist of the Carlton Club since 2007. He was a lecturer at Belfast Uni in the 70s and served as political advisor to Airey Neave, NI Sec of State.
ALISTAIR COOKE (2)
During the investigation into Edward Heath, Cooke wrote a letter to the Times, complaining about Police spending time on a ‘ludicrous enterprise’, sifting through papers at the Bod.
In the end, the report was devastating for Heath.

ALISTAIR COOKE (3)
Allowing siblings to enter into civil partnerships for tax benefits, as proposed by Lord Lexden, is about as bonkers as reducing the age of consent to 13 to protect elderly paedophiles.
ALISTAIR COOKE (4)
In 1994, Scallywag published an article which included the claim below.
ALISTAIR COOKE (5)
As political advisor to Airey Neave until the latter’s death in 1979, Cooke, a very close friend of Ian Gow MP, was no doubt in the know about this ‘deal’ between Paedophile Powell and Airey Neave, mentioned in a memo from Whitelaw to Thatcher.
ALISTAIR COOKE (6)
Cooke epitomises Tory duplicity re. CSA: He minimises allegations about Bishop Bell, citing a book he was involved with to confirm Bell’s innocence, whilst at the same time criticising the lack of due process in abuse investigations.

ALISTAIR COOKE (7)
Like Establishment stooge and failed IICSA chair Butler Sloss, Cooke, member of George Bell Support Group, rushed to protect the Church, saying media should not be allowed to report on cases alluding to allegations involving the Church.

ALISTAIR COOKE (8)
When, in 1989, Cameron’s freebies, all-expenses-paid trips to South Africa arranged by the shady Derek Laud and his mate Atkinson, were revealed, Cooke was quick to play down Apartheid’s PR exercise as a jolly, a treat and a perk!
independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
ALISTAIR COOKE (11)
Again, without any regard for due process, Lord Lexden and his cronies pronounce Bramall, Brittan and Heath innocent whilst vilifying ‘Nick’.
hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2016-06-…


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COMMANDER CHARLES ARTHUR HOWESON – colleague of Prince Philip and Prince Charles – charged with buggery

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson will return to court next week to be sentenced for indecently assaulting eight men.

June 14 2108

The former Royal Navy Commander was convicted by a jury back in December of ten counts of indecent assault against young men in the 1980s and 1990s.

During the original trial, the jury failed to reach a verdict on two alternative charges, attempted buggery of a boy and indecent assault.

Today, a jury found Howeson not guilty of both those counts.

The court was told Howeson, of Craigie Drive in Stonehouse, intends to appeal his convictions.

He is due to be sentenced on Friday at Bristol Crown Court for his convictions last year.

Howeson is due to be sentenced at Brstol Crown Court next Friday – June 22.

Following the initial trial, Judge Horton told Howeson that he would be sent to prison.

He offered the defendant the chance to speak to a probation officer and face up to his guilt.

Daniel Janner, QC for Howeson, replied: “The defendant’s position remains the same. He didn’t commit these offences and he has been wrongly convicted.”

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-what-happens-next-1676847

 

Jury told dark past had ‘caught up with’ businessman accused of attempt rape of boy

Prosecution and defence barristers give closing speeches in Charles Howeson case as jury prepare to be sent out by judge to consider verdict

13 June 2018

A jury heard how the dark past had “caught up with” a leading city businessman who stood accused of attempting to rape a boy 30 years ago.

Prosecutor Paul Dunkels QC summed up the Crown’s case against 68-year-old Charles Howeson, noting how the former Royal Navy commander had been convicted of ten counts of indecent assault against eight young men last December following a lengthy trial.

In his closing speech to the jury of nine men and three women at Bristol Crown Court, Mr Dunkels noted how victims of sexual abuse were frequently unable to talk openly about their suffering for many years.

He noted how the partner of Howeson’s accuser had told the court how the man was left sobbing as he finally recounted the sexual assault in a field near the businessman’s home in Crownhill in the late 1980s.

Mr Dunkels, recalling the words of defence barrister Daniel Janner QC, asked the jury if they thought these were “crocodile tears”, adding there was “no reason to put on an act for her, surely?”

Judge Horton said he would conclude his summation on Thursday morning before sending the jury out to consider their verdict.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/jury-told-dark-past-caught-1673946

COMMANDER CHARLES ARTHUR HOWESON – colleague of Prince Andrew, Prince Philip and Prince Charles – charged with buggery

 

Charles Howeson Trial Update:

Charles Howeson to appeal sex abuse convictions, court told

11 JUN 2018

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-appeal-sex-abuse-1664979

 

7 June 2018

A man who claimed a leading city businessman tried to rape him when he was a boy told a jury that making the complaint to police destroyed his life.

The man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – responded angrily to suggestions by Daniel Janner QC, that he only accused Charles Howeson of attempted buggery for a “compensation claim”.

The man turned to the jury at Bristol Crown Court and said: “Do me a favour – find him [Howeson] not guilty”. Turning back to Mr Janner he suggested the barrister stick his suggestion “up your a***.

“I didn’t do this for compensation. I never did this for me.”

Howeson, a former Royal Navy commander, faces one count of attempted buggery of a boy aged between 14 and 15 during a summer in the mid 1980s.

Howeson, aged 68, also faces an alternative count of indecent assault of the boy in the area of Crownhill.

On the first day of the trial the jury was told that Howeson had been convicted last December of 10 counts of indecent assault on eight young men following a six-week trial.

The offences took place when Howeson was a senior officer in the Royal Navy in the mid 1980s, while running the Groundworks charity in early 1990s and at his home address also in the early 1990s.

When Mr Janner suggested the man had made the entire sexual assault allegation up merely “for compo” because he knew Howeson was wealthy, the man replied the assertion was “utter b*******.”

He said: “I had no idea who he was. No idea whether he was alive.”

He told the court that when investigating officers told him about the application deadline for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board he told them: “I don’t want to apply – because I don’t want any scumbag lawyer saying I was doing this for money.”

In response to questions from prosecutor Paul Dunkels QC, the man said he only came forward after his partner revealed she had been victim to sexual abuse when younger. The man told the jury he only related the alleged incident to his partner “to let her know I understood… I wish I hadn’t.”

He told the jury he did not want to go to the police and took months of arguments between the couple before he finally did after his partner “insisted” he do so in an effort to save their relationship.

The alleged victim told the jury he had no idea who his attacker was, merely a number of details he could still recall from 30 years ago.

When he was later shown 10 photographs as part of an identification parade, he immediately picked out Howeson, but said he still did not know who he was.

The jury later heard from an identification officer who noted how the man appeared distressed after seeing the picture of Howeson which he had picked out immediately. Following the identification process, a video of which was played to the jury, the officer noted how the man had wiped his face and nose because “he’s wiping his tears away”.

The man had told the jury that after seeing the picture of Howeson: “I went into shock. I couldn’t control myself.” He said that even then he did not know the name of the man, nor that he had committed indecent assaults on other men in 1985, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

During an exchange between the man and Howeson’s defence barrister Daniel Janner QC, the man repeatedly denied he had “waited” 30 years before coming forward in 2015, saying: “I was never going to tell anyone. It was my business. I didn’t want to tell anyone. I’ve never been tempted to tell anyone other than my partner.

“It’s not ‘waiting’ to tell anyone. I wish I hadn’t told anyone. It’s affected lots of my life. The last three years it has destroyed my life”.

He admitted he had been jailed previously for a number of offences and was currently imprisoned for smashing up and setting fire to a large truck.

He said: “I’ve paid and am paying my debt to society and fully accept my behaviour was not right and I’m paying for it right now.”

He accepted that in his victim impact statement he had said that “certain aspects” of his behaviour “directly resulted to what he [Howeson] did to me”.

He accepted he had got “into trouble” in the years following the alleged incident and said he was “ashamed” and “embarrassed” that he had been violent towards his partner and a previous partner.

At one stage he angrily insisted “I’m not on trial”, saying he was paying for his past crimes.

His hands, clenched being him, began to shake as he replied to Mr Janner’s questions as to why he had assaulted his partner, why he had tried to take his own life in the past, why he had admitted specifically taking jobs that were “dangerous”.

He said: “When you… you wouldn’t understand. You do not know what it’s like to be a victim of this. What it does to your head.

“Do you know how hard it was to tell the woman I loved, the mother of my son?”

Noting the man had previous convictions for violence, he asked the man had not sought out Howeson to physically punish him, the man replied: “I want him to face justice”.

The man told the court he buried the incident, saying he told no one, not even his best friends, his brother or mother, adding: “I was deeply ashamed about it and didn’t want to tell anyone. I felt naïve.”

He admitted he was currently in prison for wielding an axe and covering a truck in petrol before setting it alight, saying “I lost my mind… I had a psychotic episode”, insisting it was his own truck.

When Mr Janner suggested the man knew Howeson, that Howeson had been the chair of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, the man snorted: “Do I look like I know anything about the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce?”

The man revealed that the day the Plymouth Herald and Western Morning News published reports of Howeson’s arrest on suspicion of indecently assaulting a number of young men, alongside photographs him, he had been in Woking with his brother.

He said that he rarely read newspapers and TV news and for a number of years worked “off shore on oil rigs”.

Suggesting the man had seen pictures of his alleged attacker in the Plymouth Herald, Mr Janner claimed Howeson was “probably the highest-profile person in Plymouth. He was Mr Plymouth.”

The man replied “I don’t move in those circles”.

He was repeatedly questioned about the date he gave of the alleged attack, and repeatedly admitted he had got the date wrong by two years, saying “I’m sorry about that – I’ve tried to blank it out”.

The man claimed that every time the man who lived at Smallack House “approached us as teenagers [in the field] he made up some reason to talk to us.

“We thought he was weird and I should’ve known better than to go with him [shooting] and he ended up doing what he did.”

He man said he had resented his partner “making me come forward” adding that everyone who had tried to help him “I’ve pushed them away… people have tried to help me but they can’t.”

However, he added that while his behaviour since coming forward had “been horrific” and resenting his partner at “other times I’m thankful to her… for everyone else, not for me.”

The man’s partner took the witness stand saying she had known him for around 15 years. She said that he had mentioned something had happened to him in the early stages of their relationship but nothing more. She told the jury she spotted small signals in his behaviour as their relationship continued, noting that as they walked along, if she put her hand by his bottom as he had his arm around her shoulder “he would flinch – I knew something had happened but I never asked.”

She said he would leave the room during conversations, TV programmes or news items which discussed paedophiles, rape, and sexual assaults.

She said: “All I can say is his behaviour after he told me in detail, he changed and he felt emasculated and he was just different. He drank more, he was going missing more and I couldn’t take it any more so I told him to go to the police.

“He was different, angry, defensive. I felt closer to him and I think he sensed that I wanted to protect him and he didn’t like that because he had always protected me.”

She said that when he had revealed the alleged abuse to her: “He was shaking and sobbing and this was like a child. I had never seen him like that. Not ever.”

She said he had refused to go to police, but after she gave him an ultimatum of going to police or ending their relationship, he did make a statement.

She told the jury: “I’m the reason he is here. He didn’t want any of this. If I had known it would’ve been this big I wouldn’t have made him go to police. I wouldn’t have.”

She was asked why had she insisted he go to police, she replied she hoped: “he would get specialist help, he would get counselling – instead of self-destructing around people who love him. He couldn’t cope with it, with any of it.”

The jury were told the alleged victim had a number of convictions against him including theft, assault, burglary, disorderly behaviour, shoplifting, threatening behaviour, battery, arson and breach of a restraining order and criminal damage.

They were told that he had pleaded guilty to every single matter except that of criminal damage.

Howeson’s police interview with the lead investigating officer Det Con Paul Enticknap was read out in court and the jury heard him admit he had lent a motorbike to youngsters who visited the field nearby his then home in Smallack House.

Howeson revealed he had run the local Neighbourhood Watch and was himself allowed to ride his motorbike around the Ministry of Defence-owned field, but he denied it was the one described by the alleged victim. He also denied having an air rifle, saying that at the time of the alleged incident he owned a single-barrel shotgun.

He described the allegations made against him as “a complete work of fiction” adding “it’s disgusting, it isn’t me”. He also denied he had any interest in young men, nor any homosexual tendencies.

Howeson denies both charges.

The trial continues.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/tempers-flare-man-tells-how-1652306

Plymouth businessman ‘tried to rape me’, man tells sex assault trial

Jury was told the former Naval officer and leading Plymouth businessman was convicted last year of a string of indecent assaults on young men

June 4 2018

A prominent Plymouth businessman – found guilty last year of indecently assaulting eight young men – also attempted to sexually abuse a boy in a field, a jury has been told.

Former Royal Navy commander Charles Howeson appeared at Bristol Crown Court today where he faced one count of attempted buggery of a boy aged between 14 and 15 during a summer in the mid 1980s.

Howeson, aged 68, also faces an alternative count of indecent assault of the boy in Plymouth.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, denies all charges.

Paul Dunkels QC, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told the jury of seven men and five women that Howeson stood accused of pushing himself up against the naked buttocks of the boy in a field in Crownhill in the late 1980s.

Mr Dunkels said the man only disclosed this information to his own partner in 2015, who urged him to go to police.

While not able to give the name of his alleged abuser, the information he provided enabled police to identify and arrest Howeson.

Mr Dunkels told the jury the arrest “attracted local publicity” and because of this police learned that a number of other men had made previous claims of being indecently assaulted by Howeson.

The jury were told the men alleged the offences took place when Howeson was a senior officer in the Royal Navy in the mid 1980s, while running the Groundwork Trust charity in early 1990s and at his home address also in the early 1990s.

Mr Dunkels told the jury Howeson was convicted last December of 10 counts of indecent assault on eight men following a six week trial.

He added this witness “couldn’t have known that the person he was describing to police in 2015 was the man who had indecently assaulted others in the 1980s and 1990s.

“[The witness] did not know that this man [Howeson] had a propensity to abuse men in this fashion,” he told the court.

He said the witness gave a video interview to police in which he had a “clear memory” of what was done to him although his recollections “was inaccurate” as to his age at the time and year it is alleged to have taken place.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson did not buy the property the alleged victim believed belonged to the Royal Navy officer until 1987, which suggested the alleged incident could only have happened after this year and not in 1985 as the man recalled.

The prosecutor also noted that while the alleged victim did not know the name of the man, he was able to identify him “without hesitation” during a photo identification parade which took place in April 2016, nearly 30 years later.

Mr Dunkels explained the incident was alleged to have happened while Howeson was teaching the boy how to shoot.

According to the alleged victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons – Howeson offered to teach him how to shoot an air rifle, although Howeson later told police he only ever previously owned a .22 air rifle but at the time of the alleged incident he owned a single-barrel 12 bore shotgun.

Mr Dunkels emphasised that the young man “could not have known that the man he described and identified was in fact a man with a history of sexually assaulting young men”.

The jury were then shown the video interview, where the complainant explained how the man in question “started being friendly” with young lads from the nearby naval estate, allowing them to ride motorbikes in the field near his home.

He alleged Howeson offered to teach him how to shoot and took him into the field after retrieving his rifle from his home. He said the gun was “old” and was “wooden… everything apart from the barrel was wood, dark brown wood.”

The pair laid down on the grass and began to shoot the rifle with no indication of anything to follow. However, after several minutes of shooting he claimed Howeson rolled onto his side up against him before rolling on top of the boy’s back.

Speaking to the detective about Howeson laying closer to him on his side he admitted: “I thought it was a bit odd but I didn’t think anything of it. Then he laid on top of me and put all his weight on me and I couldn’t move.

“He pulled down my trousers and tried to rape me and I couldn’t even move, he was so heavy.

“The second he took his weight off me I squirmed out and took off. I was so naive. I didn’t shout or cry out. I didn’t move. He tried to put his […] in me.

“I didn’t say anything, I didn’t even make a noise when he climbed onto me. It was just a shock. I didn’t expect it in any way. I thought this was not right but I still didn’t think this was going to happen.”

The man said he did not tell anyone until he told his partner two weeks before going to the police in 2015.

He told the officer: “If it was three weeks ago I would never have said anything. I hate talking about it. It’s hard enough talking to my partner who I’ve known since I was 14. It’s only because I’ve spoken to my partner a lot that I can even speak about it [now].

“In the years [immediately] afterwards I thought about it a lot and I was really really angry and dealt with it by drink and drugs and violence.

“I don’t remember thinking about it for years and years and years until this last year. In the last year, everything that’s happened in the news, all about paedophiles has made me think about it. About a month ago my partner told me something that happened to her when she was 13. Not similar but close enough to make me really think about it.”

He said the revelation made him think more about this incident which left him “feeling really angry about it”.

He told the detective that for a while afterwards he believed he knew the name of the man, but as time passed by he could not recall. However, he was adamant about the naval property and that it happened during the summer of 1985. He also recalled the man had dark hair and was “overweight”.

He said he also recalled the man had let him and a friend ride his the man’s motorbike which he claimed had been a 250cc Honda Superdream in blue and silver.

He said they were amazed they were allowed to ride this powerful bike around the field by comparison to their own small 50cc scooters, noting “we were all little kids… it was odd that someone was being friendly to us”.

Howeson denies the charges and the trial, which is expected to take around two weeks, continues.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-businessman-tried-rape-me-1639681


 

Charles Howeson to face trial over sexual abuse charges

The trial will be held in Bristol in June

2 Feb 2018

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson is set to face a trial in June on charges of sexually abusing a teenager.

The 68-year-old will face a jury charged with attempted buggery and an alternative count of indecent assault against a male person under the age of 21 between November 1987 and December 1988.

Judge Mark Horton start before him at Bristol Crown Court on June 4.

The trial is expected to last one to two weeks.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-face-trial-over-1159470

Disgraced Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson will face retrial later this year

Charles Howeson will be sentenced next month but faces retrial on two charges after a jury failed to return verdicts

23 JAN 2018

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson is set to face a retrial later this year on outstanding charges of abusing a teenage boy.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed the 68-year-old will be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on February 2 after being found guilty in December of ten counts of indecent assault against eight young men.

The majority verdicts followed 20 hours of deliberations by the jury of six men and six women who sat through the six-week trial.

The jury was unable to reach a decision on a single allegation of attempted buggery and an alternative count of indecent assault against a boy when he was 14 or 15.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/disgraced-plymouth-businessman-face-retrial-1107170


Charles Howeson verdict

GUILTY

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Charles Howeson in-between Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth

Charles Howeson’s grandson, Arthur Menzel, is aDescendant of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg

http://heinbruins.nl/SaxeA.html

In 1991 the Saxe-Altenburg line became extinct in the male line. Its representation was merged with the one of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Two branches descend from duke Ernest the Pious, the father of the progenitor of the Saxe-Altenburg branch: Saxe-Meiningen and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha;

George V changed the name of his royal house from SaxeCoburgGotha to Windsor, after the castle. At the same time, he also took  Windsor as a surname for his family. On her accession, Queen Elizabeth II chose to keep the name Windsor

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/11693813/How-German-is-the-Queen.html

Charles Howeson: Plymouth’s most respected businessman and banker to the Queen found guilty in sexual offences trial

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-plymouths-most-respected-943833

The prominent Plymouth businessman was accused of sexually assaulting 10 young men and a boy .

The alleged assaults were said to have taken place in Drake’s Island tunnels and in dark rooms at the Royal William Yard, all involving volunteers for a Plymouth charity.

The jury was sent out shortly before midday on Monday to consider its verdict.

Howeson, 68, denied 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted buggery, dating from 1985 and 1994.

Judge Horton told Howeson that he was going to be sent to prison. He gave the defendant the chance to speak to a probation officer and face up to his guilt.

Daniel Janner, QC for Howeson, replied: “The defendant’s position remains the same. He didn’t commit these offences and he has been wrongly convicted.”

Judge Horton adjourned the case until February 2 when Howeson will be sentenced or a date will be set for a new trial.

The jury was unable to reach verdicts on two alternative counts against a boy aged 14 or 15 who used to live near Howeson’s former home.

He was charged with attempted buggery of the teenager and indecent assault.

Judge Mark Horton discharged the jury and adjourned the case for the Crown Prosecution Service to consider whether to seek a retrial on those two counts next year.

Howeson, who sat stony-faced throughout the verdicts, was released on bail until a date to be fixed for sentencing, thought to be in February.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-verdict-jury-out-965058

There are a small number of active firms he’s still named as director or secretary of, including Buckland Corporate Finance ltd.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02422152/officers

Simon Donald Rupert Neville Lennox-BOYD, 2nd Viscount of Merton

resigned as director a year prior to Howeson becoming director at Buckland

The Lennox-Boyds

Mark Lennox-Boyd – his son, Alex Lennox-Boyd, was a Monday Club member, and former owner of Savile-linked Henlow Grange

Alex Lennox-Boyd, funded Harvey Proctor

As recently as 2015, just before the first allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him, Mr Howeson was named honorary vice-president of Devon and Cornwall Business Council.

 


Howeson was also a well-known face in Westminster and Whitehall, lunching with MPs at the famous Strangers’ Dining Room.

In fact, the question among many in Plymouth business circles was just how Mr Howeson found the time, and energy, to do so much work.

Companies House has him listed as involved in 45 separate businesses.

Some of these, such as the Plymouth Naval Base Visitor centre ltd, and London and Westcountry Estates are now dissolved or liquidated.

Mr Howeson chaired the Plymouth Area Business Council for 15 years and was chairman and president of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

As an advocate for the city, he was involved in pushing for it to have a Business Improvement District, for the Langage power station to be built, for preservation of the airport and for the mall to be constructed, particularly when it hit snags following the withdrawal of department store Allders before the building was completed.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-plymouths-most-respected-943833

Plymouth solicitors advised charity not to report Charles Howeson claims to police, trial told

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-solicitors-advised-charity-not-829533

Alastair Warren‏ @Odd_Pupil

Were the  Plymouth  solicitors in on a possible cover up, or did they advise not contacting @DC_Police due to their sustained protection of prolific paedophile William Goad?

William Goad

William Goad ) was a British millionaire businessman from Plymouth, Devon, who was imprisoned for life for child rape. Goad, who lived in Plymouth, abused boys over a 35-year period dating back to the 1960s.

Goad, who abused him for four years from the age of 12, was part of a “bigger network of paedophiles” which included people in positions of “power and trust”.

Goad’s fortune was once estimated to be around £25 million.[6] Goad opened Cornish Market World in 1991

Police hunt millionaire paedophile’s accomplices after report finds they failed to do enough to find people who helped him prey on 3,500 children

Victims have always claimed he had links with other paedophiles and sometimes abused boys with them. A police document from 1996 warned that Goad’s abuse ring contained ‘prominent members of society’ – but none were ever identified.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419958/Police-hunt-millionaire-paedophiles-accomplices-report-finds-failed-to-people-helped-prey-3-500-children.html

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

Brian Turner (aka ‘Chickenmaster’ & member of Dirty Dozen) was part of the Baden-Powell Scouting paedophile ring, one of which lived in Plymouth. The ring stretched across Europe:

A refused FOI request, 2011:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/convicted_paedophiles_millionair

Confidential documents seen by The Herald have also revealed that as far back as 1996, police were aware of allegations that Goad was part of a paedophile “ring” which included “prominent men in society”.

The same document notes how boys were “threatened to keep quiet”.

Boys were disclosing how Goad “and associates” were taking boys away to London and Manchester “where the boys were shared with other men in these cities”. The confidential report also notes how boys said they were “threatened to keep quiet and were paid off”, adding “some prominent men in society have or did have associations with this ring”.

The reports also highlighted concerns around record keeping central to the original investigation’s remit, revealing how a key “policy book” – which contained decisions about why no action was taken against alleged paedophiles – could no longer be found.

It noted that of six names given by Mr Wyatt during a video interview on April 5, 2005, only one – Eddie Pratt – was subsequently investigated. The report found there was “no paperwork, policy book or any other documentation… to comprehend the rationale for this.”

Other suspected paedophiles who abused them were being named – including a man called Peter Norsworthy

Ms Thompson said much of the information given by victims was left uninvestigated. Locations where boys were abused, such as a venue in Blackpool, were ignored. Allegations he had taken boys on trips to America were also ignored.

She admits there was a sense that Goad was untouchable and protected by people who had “sold their soul to the Devil”.

Judge William Taylor who sentenced Goad went on to be the patron of Twelves Company, a charity which supported and counselled many of Goad’s victims.

Operation Emotion 2 was launched with the aim of tracing and interviewing all of Goad’s victims.

Examination by legal experts has found that between 1996 and his final arrest in 2003 Goad resigned his directorships from a number of his businesses and transferred many of them to other business partners.

Study of e-mails uncovered in the UK suggested one of his businesses was transferring around £3,000 a month to Goad during 2004 and 2005. Former Det Con Thompson said there was no police investigation into Goad’s activities in Thailand.

Goad had nine previous directorships and was linked to two addresses, one in Ford Park Road and one in Ladysmith Road.

In 2005 Ian was allowed some access to his social service files. He was horrified to find notes which clearly stated that social workers knew he was being visited by Goad, referred to as “Billy Goad – sexual offender”.

He said Goad was even able to visit him while he was at St Luke’s boarding school in Teignmouth.

Ian said what angered him in later life was learning that social services had clearly been aware he was in regular contact with a known sex offender – but nothing was done.

PLYMOUTH MP OLIVER COLVILE BACKS REINVESTIGATION INTO WILLIAM GOAD

Mr Colvile said he sits on the select committee for Northern Ireland

 

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/paedophile-ring-linked-britains-worst-449519

Ex-detective Shirley Thompson said she believed a paedophile ring linked to Goad could still be active.

13 September 2013

Devon and Cornwall Police said Det Insp Mike Cooper would lead the new inquiry.

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

However, it became “apparent”, she said, some senior officers wanted to restrict the inquiry and focus the attention on Goad.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-24081380

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

 William A Goad aka William A Scott born September 1944 in Plymouth to parents Miss Emily M B Scott and Mr William C Goad with siblings Pauline A Goad, Michael J W Goad, Alan M D Goad and Peter J Goad

 

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Maybe the other directors, if not Goad himself, knew Charles Howeson CORNISH MARKET WORLD LIMITED

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High-profile Plymouth people speak in support of Charles Howeson including:

 

Former Labour MP Linda Gilroy

Former Plymouth MP Linda Gilroy

MP Sheryll Murray

Current South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

Former leader of Plymouth City Council John Ingham

and John Ingham, who was the Plymouth City Council leader in the 1990s.

Leader of the Council 1991-1997 at Plymouth City Council (Official)

First elected to the Plymouth City Council in 1979
Leader of the Council Opposition in 1989.
Leader of the Council 1991 to 1998.
Retired from Council 2000.
Granted Freedom of the City in 1998

https://www.facebook.com/john.ingham.10

Lord Sebastian Seymour – the son of the Duke of Somerset – also vouched for Howeson.

Lord Sebastian Seymour, son of the Duke of Somerset

The court heard how Howeson acted as a trustee to the Seymours in their private affairs and offered guidance in family matters.

Lord Seymour, who has known Howeson for 18 years, wrote in his statement read out in court: “Charles is a wonderfully-kind family man who is proud of his children and new grandson.

“He has always been prepared to go out of his way to help other members of my family.

“I have never had any sense of impropriety [from Howeson] around me, my family or my friends.”

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/high-profile-people-supported-charles-968857

Maiden Bradley Parish Council

Councillor Lord Sebastian Seymour is heading the
Recreational and Open Spaces Consultation

http://www.southwilts.com/site/Maiden-Bradley/Profile%202016.pdf

 

The DUKE & DUCHESS OF SOMERSET and their son LORD SEYMOUR

Dukes are just one rung down from royalty in the social pecking order and enjoy a special status way above the rank and file of the aristocracy. As peerages go, it’s the jackpot.

Dukes dining

The assembled: (from left to right) 1. James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose; 2. David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland; 3. John Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset; 4. Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland; 5. Andrew Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford; 6. Edward Fizalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk; 7. Torquhil Campbell, 18th Duke of Argyll; 8. Maurice FitzGerald, 9th Duke of Leinster; 9. Murray Beauclerk, 14th Duke of St Albans; 10. Arthur Wellesey, 8th Duke of Wellington.

Conservative MP Mrs Murray had her statement read out in court by Daniel Janner QC.

The court heard how Howeson had supported both Mrs Murray and her son through the death of her husband Neil, after he suffered a fatal accident aboard a fishing vessel.

“Charles and Emma also supported my son in the aftermath [of his father’s death] and I know that my son has nothing but respect for them and their children.”

Appearing at Bristol Crown Court to give evidence, Mr Ingham, former Plymouth City Council leader from 1991 to 1997, said he thought the allegations against Howeson were “some terrible mistake” when he found out about it through court proceedings last year.

The former Labour councillor said: “I knew Charles’ family very well and Charles was a great help to me as leader of the council.

Mrs Gilroy, a former Labour MP, praised Charles’ work in the community and how he made ‘good things happen

In a statement read out in court, Lord Seymour said he had known Howeson as a friend for 18 years.

The court heard how the leading Plymouth businessman acted as a trustee to the Seymours in their private affairs and offered guidance in family matters.

Lord Seymour wrote: “Charles is a wonderfully-kind family man who is proud of his children and new grandson.

“He has always been prepared to go out of his way to help other members of my family.

“I have never had any sense of impropriety [from Howeson] around me, my family or my friends.”

One employee of Howeson’s also travelled up from Cornwall to give evidence – the family’s electrician, Paul Chubb.

A number of other witnesses appeared in court or had their statements read out, including:

Peter Voelker
Jean Kiani
Reverend Sam Philpott
Sally Curness

John Friedburger
Cpt Mike Mann
John Rafferty
Chris Forrest
Bob Fordham

Terry Loughram
Veryan Barneby

 

The Queen greets Brigadiers James Swift and Phillip Napier
Tony Johnstone-Burt

Vice Admiral Charles Anthony Johnstone-Burt, CB, OBE (born 1 February 1958) is a retired Royal Navy officer who is currently serving as the Master of the Household to the Sovereign.

The Master of the Household is the operational head of the “below stairs” elements of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. The role has charge of the domestic staff, from the Royal Kitchens, the pages and footmen, to the housekeeper and their staff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Johnstone-Burt

Francis Redfarn
Andrew Gough
Cpt Rick Cosby
Lt Cdr Christopher Durnford
Elaine Keith-Hill
Luke Foster
Nicola Checkley
Robert Clifford
Zanah Corum-Wright

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Cdr Steve Mackay

Trustee of the Britannia Royal Naval College Association, Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the First Great Western Advisory Board (supports exec role).

http://www.dorchestergrp.com/senior-management-team

http://www.ladygrover.org.uk/assets/lgf-newsletter-2015-final.pdf

Gary Chapman


Charles Howeson ‘a man with a dark side’, jury in sexual assaults trial told

Prosecutors have made their closing speeches in the trial of leading Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson

Leading Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson has been described in court as “a man with a dark side” who used his status to sexually abuse young men.

Prosecution barrister Paul Dunkels QC told jurors at Bristol Crown Court there was “no coincidence or misfortune” that 11 people had made accusations about Howeson, a former Royal Navy officer.

Howeson, 68, is on trial at Bristol Crown Court for 11 counts of indecently assaulting 10 young men and one count of attempted buggery.

He denies the charges dating from 1985 and 1994.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson had a lot to lose if he was caught out for groping or fondling his victims, but that he was “confident enough in his status [compared] to his victims to brazen it out.”

He told the jury during his closing speech that it was not “bad luck” on Howeson’s part that the allegations were so similar.

He said: “If anyone is setting out to invent completely fictitious allegations, they have a blank canvas to work with.

“They are not constrained by truth and not limited by actual events – you can make up anything you can think up, make it as sordid as you wish.

“Here, Charles Howeson says that 11 people have made up lies against him, that each has invented a story of wholly false allegations, yet many of these lies as he dubs them, we suggest are strikingly similar.

“[A common theme was] getting his victim to a dark location or making a move on his victim at such a location, whether a boat deck, a cross passageway on a ship, dark tunnels on Drake’s Island, in deserted buildings at the Royal William Yard or in a gloomy pump house at [Howeson’s home].

“Another common theme was getting his [Howeson’s] victim up higher so he could be in close contact behind that victim whether on a ladder or whether lifting Groundwork Trust volunteers

“And the nature of the indecency has a common theme – touching the penis and testicles over clothing, groping, with one [victim] saying a hand went inside, and [another victim] saying the defendant tried to get his hand inside.

“Another common theme is [Howeson] pressing up against the victim on [their] thigh or backside.

“If you’re making it up and you have a completely blank canvas, you say whatever comes into head.

“[But] 11 people inventing [these] stories? How are they going to be so similar?

“The only sensible explanation is that they [the victims] all endured similar experiences of indecent assault and for him [Howeson] now the sky is dark, and the chickens are coming home to roost.”

The court heard how evidence submitted in the case had not shown any link between the men bringing the allegations, nor that the victims would have known about Howeson’s alleged sexual assaults.

Mr Dunkels went on to say Howeson had a “position of authority” over the victims, and he was a man who had “influential friends”, making it all the more harder for the victims to speak out about the abuse they faced.

Mr Dunkels told the jury: “You’ve heard from vice admirals, a bishop, a bursar, down to his [Howeson’s] nanny and cleaner.

“[We] don’t dispute the defendant has many qualities which have brought him success and benefits to the wider community, but this is a man who also has a dark side, one which of course he would not show to his peers and certainly not to his family and friends.

It was suggested earlier in the trial that one of the victims had only come forward as a way of claiming compensation from Howeson, but Mr Dunkels asked the jury to consider why the victim would have only given a description of the defendant rather than his name, and that if it was the case he was trying to make money, it was a “very subtle game” the victim was playing.

“What luck for [the victim] that he picks out and chooses [a face from the police lineup] with a track record of sexual abuse allegations being made against him,” added Mr Dunkels.

Mr Dunkels concluded to the jury: “Step back and look at the case. It’s no longer just an able seaman’s word against a first lieutenant, it’s no longer the word of one Groundwork Trust volunteer against the executive director, it’s not anyone’s individual word against Charles Howeson’s – it’s the whole picture you must look at.

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Vice-admiral signed letter about formal warning for Charles Howeson, jury is told

11 Dec  2017

Vice-Admiral has told trial that former lieutenant-commander was facing a warning as defence case closes

A Navy Vice Admiral says he signed a letter to confirm a senior officer was being warned over his alleged sexual behaviour.

The Royal Navy had apparently decided to formally warn Lieutenant-Commander Howeson after he was the subject of allegations by two junior sailors onboard HMS Cleopatra in 1985.

Lieu-Commander Howeson was second-in-command of HMS Cleopatra in 1985.

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Vice Admiral David Dobson (centre)

Vice Admiral Sir David Dobson served with Prince Charles on the destroyer HMS Norfolk in the early Seventies, 

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The warning letter, presented to the court, was signed by Vice Admiral Sir David Dobson.

However a jury at Bristol Crown Court has heard there was no formal record of the warning ever being carried out.

And Howeson, 68, a leading Plymouth business figure, has insisted that it was not administered.

Sir David said he was “astonished” to see the letter about Charles Howeson to the Ministry of Defence after 31 years.

Sir David, a former mentor to Howeson, gave evidence for his character last week but was recalled to clarify parts of his evidence.

He admitted he was shown a letter to the Ministry of Defence saying that Howeson was to be warned after the allegations by ratings on board the frigate.

Sir David added that he played no part in the decision to administer a warning, which was taken by the Admiralty Board.

He said that he had forgotten signing the letter shown to him from March 1986 when he was acting in place of the Chief of Staff at Fleet headquarters in Northwood.

It told the Ministry of Defence Director of Naval Security that Howeson was to be formally warned.

He said that he would not have then been involved in giving Howeson the warning.

Sir David added: “I have no recollection of signing this note, I have to say.”

The jury had been told previously that Howeson, then First Lieutenant on HMS Cleopatra, was jack-stayed, or line-transferred from the frigate shortly after the second allegation was made.

Howeson and the two ratings were interviewed by Royal Navy investigators, the court heard.

The sailors have already told the court that they were groped by Howeson, who was second-in-command on the ship.

Further disciplinary action was rejected at the time because of the “lack of corroborative evidence” over the alleged assaults, the court heard.

Daniel Janner, QC, has formally closed the defence case, bringing an end to the evidence.

The jury will hear prosecution and defence closing speeches tomorrow.

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Former Navy top brass have come forward in support of Charles Howeson

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Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson

Vice Admiral Sir David Dobson and Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson appeared at Bristol Crown Court to give evidence on behalf of Howeson, who both are still good friends with.

First to take to the stand was Sir David Dobson, who rose up through the naval ranks to become Vice Admiral.

The court heard how Sir David first met Charles in 1969 at Dartmouth, where he was Howeson’s divisional officer – describing the role as that of a mentor and a housemaster.

Over the years, Howeson and Sir David bumped into each other on occasion, leading to the pair becoming good family friends.

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Vice Admiral Sir  also took to the stand to explain how Howeson had been a great help to him after leaving the navy with charitable support and his role in training the Royal Navy Reserves.

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Sir Richard Ibbotson and Prince Charles

Sir Richard Ibbotson has been Chair of Trust at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust since June 2014. Sir Ibbotson retired as Admiral in the Royal Navy. His naval career included periods as Commodore of Britannia Royal Naval College, Commander British Forces Falkland Islands and, most recently, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet (effectively Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines). As well as being knighted for his services, Sir Richard is a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and holds the Distinguished Service Cross and the NATO meritorious service medal. He also holds other public roles, as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Devon, Governor of Plymouth University and Chairman of the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity and was a Member of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.

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Sir Richard Ibbotson and Prince Charles

When questioned, Vice Admiral Dobson said he had no knowledge of the HMS Cleopatra investigation.

However, evidence given later in court by a Royal Navy lawyer revealed that Vice Admiral Sir David Dobson had actually authorised and signed the warning letter.

He said that he had forgotten signing the letter shown to him from March 1986 when he was acting in place of the Chief of Staff at Fleet headquarters in Northwood.

The letter had told the Ministry of Defence Director of Naval Security that Howeson was to be formally warned.

“One question we cannot answer is if Howeson was not given the warning as he should have been, then why not?

“The other question we cannot answer is if he had been given the warning, would this have affected Howeson’s future behaviour?

“He was moved from the Royal Navy where he learned his modus operandi of offending behaviour, to Groundwork Trust where he was even more powerful.

“He admitted to me during interview, highlighting his position in the charity, ‘I am employee number one’. He demonstrated his power with his connections, including the Royal Family.”

 

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Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson

A Major General from the Royal Marines also appeared at Bristol Crown Court, telling the jury how he and Howeson had become friends after meeting at the Plymouth Area Business Council which Charles ran.

Chairman of the FGW Advisory Board, Captain Charles Howeson RNR and Major General David Hook

The business council had held a dinner in Stonehouse Barracks to which Major General David Hook was invited.

Mr Hook told the court how he and Howeson became better friends over time, and how he would turn to Charles with trusted matters.

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Maurice West, Plymouth Albion RFC Board Member, and Major General David Hook CBE,

Maurice West is a co-director at businesses with Charles Howeson

THE BAILEY MANAGEMENT GROUP LIMITED

and was a director at GROUNDWORK SOUTH WEST

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Further Royal Navy colleagues and friends including

Commodore Jon Welch,

Commodore Peter King,

Rear Admiral John Lippiett,

Commander Steve McKay,

Commander Andrew Wynn

Andrew Wynn, a former commander in the Royal Navy, went on to be Eton College’s bursar.

He told the court: “After [serving on the] frigate we went our separate ways but have formed a very lasting friendship – he asked me to be godfather to their son.

“Over the years we have been on holiday together to France for about a fortnight where we shared a house.

and British Army Colonel David Baylis all appeared to give evidence vouching for Howeson.

Amongst the witnesses was Plymouth GP Stephen Warren, who had been Howeson’s doctor up until March this year.

The court heard how Dr Warren had grown to know Howeson personally and explained how they had mutual interests in the NHS.

Restaurateur Sally Baum from Jolly Jacks also took to the stand to defend Howeson.

Sally Baum, owner of Jolly Jacks
Sally Baum, owner of Jolly Jacks

Ms Baum told the jury that she and Howeson “hit it off immediately” after the family came into the eatery shortly after its opening.

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A number of witnesses also appeared in court to give character evidence in support of Howeson including

past employee Wendy Evans,

friends Nancy Pavey and Dr Simon Ashley,

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former navy colleague Captain Ronald Jones,

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retired reverend Rod Thomas (left)

At the age of 12, under the influence of Billy Graham, John Stott, Maurice Wood and having attended Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon, Rod Thomas became an Anglican.[3] In 1991, he entered Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, a Church of Englandtheological college, to train for ordained ministry.[2]

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former Herald and Western Morning News editor Alan Qualtrough.

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Further witnesses appeared in court who have known Howeson across the years, including a lieutenant commander from the Royal Navy and friend Caroline Thynne, whom Howeson met whilst in Hong Kong where her first husband was serving on a ship back to England.

Mrs Thynne, who is Tavoya’s godmother, explained how her family had lived in the same area as Mr and Mrs Howeson when on deployment to Gibraltar and how they would stay at the Howeson’s when they visited Plymouth.

The jury heard how lieutenant commander John Martin had known Howeson for the past 35 years through their naval professions…

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Howeson cries

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Charles Howeson says it would have been ‘impossible’ to grope men on ship

The high ranking officer denies touching the two men in a sexual way whilst aboard HMS Cleopatra

4 DEC 2017

A Plymouth Royal Navy officer said it would have been “physically impossible” to have sexually touched a man whilst on the ship which they both worked.

Charles Howeson, 67, is on trial at Bristol Crown Court for 11 counts of indecently assaulting ten young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

He denies the charges dating from 1985 and 1994.

Under cross examination by Paul Dunkels QC, Howeson, of Cragie Drive, told the jury that accusations of sexual touching whilst aboard HMS Cleopatra would have been “impossible” because he didn’t come into contact with the alleged victims’ genitals.

When questioned about the incident in which one of the victims alleged Howeson had grabbed his backside, the high ranking naval officer said he had stumbled on a curtain shielding part of the bridge, causing him to fall down four steps – which resulted in Howeson touching the victim “chest to chest”.

He added that the impact of the fall pushed the victim backwards against the bulkhead, and that it would have been “impossible” for him to have touched the man inappropriately.

Mr Dunkels said: “When you lost balance, didn’t you grab his [the victim’s] bottom to steady yourself? You didn’t come into contact with the inside of his leg by his genitals?

Howeson replied: “Certainly not, absolutely not. It was accidental and nothing like [the victim] describes. [Sexual contact] would have been impossible.”

Mr Dunkels asked Howeson about another incident alleged to have happened aboard the ship, involving “rubbing his [the victim’s] leg” as he followed him up some stairs.

Howeson told the jury that he recalled going up the stairs before the victim, saying: “It [the touching] would have been physically impossible as I would have been on the bridge.”

The court heard how “commonplace banter” took place between the officer and one victim on HMS Cleopatra, which came about during a man overboard exercise.

Mr Dunkels said that Howeson had made comments about the victim’s stomach being harder than his own, adding that while making those comments Howeson was “squeezing [the victim’s] thighs, penis and testicles – a claim which Howeson refuted.

The 67-year-old said the conversation about his weight was “commonplace banter, not to be misinterpreted as having a sexual component to it.”

Mr Dunkels said: “The truth of the matter is you were using your position in each of these situations [as a naval officer and a boss of the Groundwork Trust] to engineer a situation where you could take advantage of your victims. You had power and control. Was the risk you were taking part of the excitement?”

Howeson replied: “There was no excitement and I did not do this. The risk would have been utterly appalling for anyone in my position to do this.”

Howeson is accused of indecently touching men in the lower naval ranks, civilians in and around his home and some men working for The Groundwork Trust, a charity where he was the boss.

The trial continues.

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Charles Howeson received an honorary degree from the University of Plymouth in 2009

Charles Howeson was vetted at highest level by Royal Navy, jury hears

29 NOV 2017

A jury heard how a prominent Plymouth figure accused of groping 10 young men and a boy was vetted at the highest level by the Royal Navy as part of his secretive work in Gibraltar.

Charles Howeson, aged 68, told the jury at Bristol Crown Court that after leaving the second-in-command post of HMS Cleopatra he was posted to Admiral command in Plymouth for two-and-a-half years to carry out “NATO counter terrorism work”.

He told the jury: “I had a highly sensitive job. What it stated on the door tally wasn’t quite what I did”.

After promotion to Commander he was then posted to Gibraltar to an “equally sensitive” role “if not more sensitive” which he explained the Royal Navy called the “Operations and Plans and Intelligence” department.

He added: I was responsible for all the ships coming into Gibraltar. All of them.”

However, he left the Royal Navy after what he had previously described as a “triple whammy” of tragic family events.

He was asked by his barrister Daniel Janner QC what his plans had originally been. Howeson explained that he would have remained as a Commander in Gibraltar and gone to sea as Captain of his own ship before being posted to a senior position with the Ministry of Defence.

Asked about the vetting process for such work he replied: “At that time there were three levels of vetting.”

He said the “normal” vetting was the basic level while “positive vetting” covered “positions of sensitive and secret” nature while the highest was “EPV – Extra Positive Vetting for a few people in very sensitive positions. I held the latter”.

Mr Janner referred to the Royal Navy’s Service Investigation Squad inquiry at the time into the allegations made by sailors aboard HMS Cleopatra.

Howeson said the investigation was “very, very thorough”, but later revealed he had been given opportunity while on board to view the statements by the alleged victims prior to his interview with SIS officers.

Howeson also revealed he had written a 13-page account of his movement and actions relating to the allegations while on board the RFA tanker which he had been transferred to following the claims being made.

He said he sealed the document in an envelope and sent it over to the HMS Cleopatra using a rope “within 72 hours” of the allegations being made.

He was later presented with this document and read out the details of the actions he took on those occasions to the jury.

In the account he explained how he had felt unwell and suffered a rare bout of seasickness after leaving Bermuda. He felt increasingly unwell with a rising temperature and had “aching legs”.

After his transfer to the RFA tanker Howeson was bed-bound with flu for three days before he was able to write his report.

In response to questions by a jury member, it was revealed both the prosecution and defence teams had seen a final Admiralty report of the inquiry into the allegations. Howeson said he had only seen the report when it was presented to him a month ago.

The jury heard he was asked directly by the SIS officers if he had any “homosexual tendencies”, to which he replied “no, and I’m quite positive on that” citing his wife and then two children.

After explaining he was given a lift to Admiral Hogg’s home after his SIS interviews by one of the officers, where he met his wife who took him the rest of the way home, he was asked if he was friends with the Admiral.

Howeson said his wife was friends with Admiral Hogg’s wife, adding that he had served under Admiral Hogg “when he was a commander and I was a cadet”.

Howeson said: “We’re friends now. It’s very difficult for a Lieutenant Command and an Admiral to be friends.”

Mr Janner replied: “Like a barrister and a judge?”

Howeson, noting Judge Mark Horton’s intense glance at his barrister, answered: “There’s a huge age range in age and seniority” which prompted laughter from the jury.

The jury heard Howeson was later phoned by the SIS to be told it had been examined by Royal Navy lawyers and there was no further action to be taken.

When questioned about an alleged attack on a young boy at his property Smallack House in 1985, Howeson said he did not move there until 1987.

The alleged victim, who identified Howeson from picking him out from a series of images, had told the jury earlier in the trial Howeson had allowed him to ride his Honda 250 Superdream motorbike and taken him to a nearby field to learn how to shoot an air rifle.

Howeson told the jury he had not owned an air rifle, claiming he only owned a licensed shotgun which was kept secured in a loft. He also explained he not only did not own a 250cc motorbike but he had no such licence to ride one. He admitted to owning a small 80cc Suzuki moped which had been brought from his former home in Cornwall to allow him to commute to work.

When asked by Mr Janner if his face was often in the local press, Howeson replied that “rightly or wrongly” he appeared in the Plymouth Herald “frequently” sometimes with a picture. He noted how the Herald had an extensive photographic library, adding: “They have a lot of pictures of me in it

At one stage Mr Janner read out an “officer’s confidential report” on Howeson from his commanding officer at Gibraltar Rear Admiral Biggs, following his request to leave the Royal Navy.

A departmental report from Air Commander RAF Lovett said Howeson had been responsible “for setting up the tri-Service Operations and Plans Division in our embryo Joint Headquarters.

That it is up and running at some speed in two months before the official ‘go-live’ date is a reflection of his vitality and capacity for sustained hard work. With his marked enthusiasm he is a point of inspiration for his team and gets a lot out of them. As a Staff Officer he had great output and expresses his ideas with clarity: he is an impressive orator who commands immediate attention, and his writing, although not always as concise as one might wish, is punchy and easy to read.”

The ‘general report’ completed by Rear Admiral Biggs noted at how Howeson had been “beset by a number of domestic tragedies that could have destroyed a lesser man. He, though, has carried the burden, cared for his family and continued to do his job with efficiency and flair. He has shown that he has deep reserves of moral courage, unswerving determination and unquestionable loyalty to the Service”.

The Rear Admiral notes how Howeson was “blessed” with a “colourful, bubbling personality, a delightful sense of humour and a relaxed and confident manner”.

He wrote how people “look to him [Howeson] for leadership and he never fails them; but he does dominate the stage ad can sometimes deny others the opportunity to display their own initiative. He has a good intellect, an agile mind and sound powers of reasoning. He works fast and is impatient of delay, and it is perhaps this latter quality that occasionally leads him to see things in rather blacker or white terms than is actually warranted. But above all he is an outstanding achiever whose successes far outweigh any minor or temporary shortcomings.

“Sadly Howeson has opted to leave the Navy on his return home from Gibraltar, and the Service will thus lose a most able and colourful character with enormous generosity of spirit and all the qualities for successful Command at sea. Were he to change his mind I would recommend him strongly for this and for EARLY [sic] promotion to Captain when eligible.”

The jury were shown a promotional video for the Plymouth Area Groundwork Trust which explained the ideals and actions of the organisation. Filmed by the BBC, it included footage of the Queen opening the Groundwork’s headquarters at the Royal William Yard.

Howeson told the jury he would visit Drake’s Island at least once a week and take a circular tour of the entire island. He said the ultimate aim was to see it handed over by the Crown Estate who owned it at the time, to become “a public trust for the people of Plymouth”.

When asked how he first heard of the allegations, he said he was met by Scott Norman, chair of the Trust saying there was “some unpleasant allegations” made about Howeson by members of staff”.

Howeson said he was not given any names or details other than the complaints were “sexual allegations”.

He said he responded with “shock… horror”. Howeson said he was advised by Mr Norman to go home and consult a lawyer. However, he was told he was unable to use his ‘normal’ lawyer because it was the one used by the Groundwork Trust. He instead used a “distinguished lawyer” from Bristol who told him his position was “untenable”. Noting there was a “group of employees” making allegations which were “similar” he said the lawyer told him he had experience of such situations and chief executives “never go back when something has reached this stage”.

Howeson said he was never interviewed and never went through any investigative process until his arrest years later. As each allegation was read out to him by Mr Janner, Howeson strenuously denied each one.

He said he felt it was “a fait accompli”, claiming the investigation by the Trust itself had concluded before he even sought legal advice.

Howeson said he recognised that “this would cause great damage to an organisation that quite frankly I loved and had built up.

“You may feel you’re very important but the organisation is more important. No sailor’s more important than his ship”.

He wrote a letter of resignation, and Mr Janner read out a letter from Mr Norman to the Trust’s partners to let them know Howeson had resigned due to him being “under stress for some considerable time”.

Mr Janner asked Howeson if he was under any conditions – specifically whether he was told he could not work with young people or children.

“Absolutely not,” replied Howeson. “There were no conditions”.

He said he received numerous letters of thanks and appreciation for his efforts and work for the Trust.

The jury also heard he contacted a member of staff, to ensure a two-page supplementary article he had written for the Plymouth Herald about the proposals for Drake’s Island was still to be sent.

He also revealed that while he was unable to return as an executive director to the Groundwork Trust he spent eight months as a paid consultant writing a detail submission to the Crown Estate for the future plans of Drake’s Island.

He told jury the ultimate objective and his “personal challenge” was to see Drake’s Island turned from “a derelict embarrassment to become a publicly owned trust, to allow them [the public] to access it and a sustainable maintenance regime” put in place. He had earlier said the population of Plymouth had were “thoroughly ashamed” of the state of the island, claiming “it should have been the jewel in the crown of the 27 miles waterfront” instead of being “derelict and covered in seagull droppings”.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting 10 young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery, charges which date from 1985 and 1994.

The trial continues.

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Charles Howeson takes to the stand for the first time

28 Nov 2017

He married his wife Emma in 1978 and they had four children, sadly later losing one. He confirmed he had recently become a grandfather.

Robin Rudolf Menzel (b.1966) [son of Baroness Karoline-Eleonore von Schröder (b.1940) {herself daughter of Countess Eleonore von Pückler (1919-1997) & her first husband Baron Manfred von Schröder (1914-1996)} & her husband Rudolf Menzel (b.1924)] & his wife Phillippa, nee Howeson (b.1982) had their first child, Arthur, this year.

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He said he had left the Navy for “personal reasons”, stating that he and his wife had lost a child while he was in Gibraltar, a tenant of his had “wrecked our house” and “stolen most of our belongings” and his mother had died. This “triple whammy” meant he feel he had to spend more time with his family “and a little less time on my career.”

He had also been the chair of a consumer watchdog which over saw the Royal Mail group, involved with St Peters church in Plymouth assisting it with a “multi-million pound refit” using Lottery money.

the jury heard Howeson had been chair of Plymouth Area Business Council Plymouth business council and a governor of city school for girls.

Earlier today, prosecutors closed their case against Howeson, finishing police interviews carried out after his arrest.

Mr Janner said the jury would hear a “considerable” amount of evidence to support his case, as well as from a number of witnesses, including Howeson’s wife and adult children, Royal Navy personnel and charity staff.

In addition, the jury would hear from a large number of character witnesses who knew the defendant during the periods addressed in the 12 charges which date from 1985 and 1994.

The trial continues.

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Former Royal Navy officer was ‘too familiar’ with sailors, jury heard

Charles Howeson questioned about numerous allegations while he was in Royal Navy

A leading Plymouth businessman admitted to police he had been confronted by a fellow naval officer, who claimed that he was ‘too familiar’ with sailors, a jury heard.

But former lieutenant-commander Charles Howeson, who turned 68 today, explained ‘that’s kind of how I am’.

Howeson, Bristol Crown Court heard, also replied to a detective interviewing him about allegations made against him by ‘lower ranks’ stating; “you don’t hold top security clearance in the Navy if there’s something dodgy about you”.

The jury at Bristol Crown Court, where Howeson faces 11 counts of indecently assaulting 10 young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery, listened as transcribed interviews between investigating officer Det Con Paul Enticknap and the former executive director of the charity Groundwork Trust were read out by the officer and prosecution junior Patricia Cornwall.

Det Con Enticknap, in the witness box, had questioned Howeson about the numerous allegations while he was in the Navy.

Howeson recalled that on board one ship ­– HMS Cleopatra – where he was second in command there was “only about five baddies and I wasn’t one of them”.

He recalled a man overboard drill he had instigated but said he could not recall nominating a sailor to assist him.

The former junior rating had given evidence saying Howeson had groped at his genitals over his trousers during the drill in December 1985.

He had claimed in court he believed the senior officer had arranged the test as a pretext to get him alone at night.

The jury heard how during his police interview that Howeson admitted he had had ‘daily’ contact with the sailor, but denied groping the man, saying it was a night time exercise, the deck was dark and he was holding onto the back of the man’s life-jacket who had been wearing ‘foul-weather gear’ at the time.

Earlier during the trial the jury heard the man had immediately gone to the Master at Arms to make the complaint and that he was “shaking and very upset” and appeared “grey”.

He said he recalled being brought into the Captain’s cabin to be told “Charles, I’m very sorry but a serious allegation has been made against you and we need to investigate it”. He was then transferred off the ship to a Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tanker as the investigation was carried out which Howeson said was “all completely in order”.

During the interview Howeson said he believed they were taken to Portsmouth and he was then driven home. However, the officer highlighted a statement from a member of the Navy’s Special Investigations Squad (SIS) how two days after the incident the vessel they docked at Gosport in Hampshire and Howeson was driven home.

However, the jury heard how Howeson agreed with Det Con Enticknap that he had called his wife and then a Rear Admiral while on board the RFA, admitted he was a friend and is now a neighbour. The jury heard how Howeson was initially driven by an SIS to meet his wife at the Rear Admiral’s home before returning to Plymouth.

He said he was later telephoned by a member of the SIS and told ‘investigation over, no further action’. Two weeks later he returned to the ship to collect his belongings as the Captain was leaving and Howeson had already been recommended for promotion.

When questioned by Det Con Enticknap about the alleged indecent assault, Howeson replied “it would’ve been a superhuman thing to do given the clothing we were wearing”. He also told police he was never told all the details of the allegation.

He said he could “attribute no motive” to the sailor’s allegation, stating he “was a perfectly good bloke”.

Howeson admitted another officer who was of the same rank as him had taken him to one side earlier in the operation as the vessel crossed the Atlantic from Barbados to criticise his “leadership style”. Howeson said the officer ‘thought I was too familiar”.

“Touchy feely?” asked Det Con Enticknap.

“That’s kind of how I am,” answered Howeson.

He said the Rear Admiral had not stopped his promotion, which he was capable of doing, but that the Captain had recommended Howeson’s promotion. He told the detective: “Can I say my report from [the Captain] was exceedingly good, in fact it was quite exceptional”.

Questioned about an allegation regarding groping another sailor, Howeson had replied “I deny it then and I deny it now.

“You don’t hold a top security clearance in the Navy if there’s something dodgy about you”.

Questioned about the allegations of indecent assault while he was chief executive of the Groundworks Trust he told the officer the allegations all appeared the same and “make for horrific reading – I deny all of them”.

He said he knew some of the complaints came at the time, saying: “Some people did complain about me being touchy feely.” When asked what he thought the phrase meant he answered “putting arm around somebody’s back. I’m a sort of person do would do that… but not that.”

He said he was recruited to head up the charity after he left the Royal Navy having had “a jolly career” and wanted to have more time with his children at home.

He said the ‘raison d’etre’ of the charity was to get people into employed work and it had taken on people “from probation” and on “benefits”.

Their work included garden on more than “50 projects” around the city including Royal William Yard and Drake’s Island. He admitted he left after he was called in by the chairman and deputy chairman of the charity and confronted with the complaints, adding “I left in part because of these complains and I wanted to dis-embarrassment the Groundworks [charity]” and because he had “a heart murmur”.

When asked why the complaints about indecent assaults may have come about he said he did not have the details, but added “I may have dismissed some of these people” noting there had been incidents of “drug taking on Drake’s Island”.

He told the detective around 10 individuals from Groundworks were living on the island as they carried out the clearing and repair work and had been interfering with the Royal Navy’s navigation lights, turning them on and off. He had been contacted by angry Navy personnel and “I shut it down”.

He said: “We had about 10 people who lived on Drake’s Island and they certainly were drug users” which he admitted had drawn the attention of the Ministry of Defence police.

He added that they were led by “a dealer” describing the man as “most able, most literate”.

He insisted he left Groundworks because he felt the complaints would damage the charity’s reputation.

He denied he had taken anyone into the tunnels of Drake’s Island or into sheds or outhouses at Royal William Yard to indecently assault them.

Howeson was formerly chairman of First Great Western trains and also chairman of the now defunct South West Strategic Health Authority, which used to oversee health spending.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1967.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse denies all 12 charges which date from 1985 and 1994.

The trial, before Judge Mark Horton, continues and is expected to take between four and six weeks

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/former-royal-navy-officer-too-841443

Plymouth solicitors advised charity not to report Charles Howeson claims to police, trial told

The Groundwork Trust said it followed strict instructions which led to Charles Howeson’s resignation

The former vice chairman of a charity which has been accused of hushing up sexual abuse claims has told a jury how he “followed legal advice” after discussing the claims with solicitor.

In the early 1990s a string of young volunteers at The Groundwork Trust accused Charles Howeson, then executive director of the Royal William Yard-based charity, of indecent assault.

Howeson, now 67, denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting ten young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

During Howeson’s trial at Bristol Crown Court some of the alleged victims accused the Trust of “sweeping the claims under the carpet“.

But Alistair Norman, who was vice chairman before becoming acting chairman of charity, told the jury he was advised by a Plymouth legal firm not to pass the matter onto the police, but to leave that decision to the victims.

Mr Norman added that on finding out about the accusations Howeson reacted with “incredulity, astonishment and denial”.

Today Howeson’s former colleague, Mr Norman, told a court he was telephoned by a colleague on a Saturday informing him of “a handful” of young volunteers accusing Charles Howeson of “inappropriate touching”.

Having never dealt with a matter of this nature before, he decided to seek legal advice from a city-based solicitors, the court heard.

He said: “[Our solicitors] advised me to speak to Charles Howeson and mention the allegations to him, and then ask him to go on leave.”

Paul Dunkels QC, for the Crown Prosecution Service, asked the witness what the allegations involved, to which he replied: “From memory, it was something like ‘inappropriate touching’.”

Mr Norman said: “I said [to Howeson] there had been accusations of inappropriate touching. [His reaction] was…incredulity, astonishment and denial.”

“It was suggested at the time the individuals concerned should be informed that if they wished to take the matter further, due to their age profile, they should take the matter to [the police] and I should interview Charles Howeson and ask him to resign.”

Asked whether the board discussed bringing the matter to the police itself, he added: “There was a discussion, but by that time we had had legal advice and it was felt we should follow the legal advice we had been given.”

The court heard by this point Howeson had engaged his own solicitor and resigned from his position at the Trust.

Howeson’s defence barrister, Daniel Janner QC, asked Mr Norman if any condition was imposed on his client never to work with children again, which several of the alleged victims claim they were told, to which he replied: “We did not do that.”

Mr Janner said: “Before these allegations were made Charles Howeson was a very effective leader of the organisation; he built it up from scratch. He was immensely hard working.

“He was trusted by all members of staff…and the advisory board were extremely happy to have him at the helm. He was charismatic… and was responsible for an organisation with over 100 people working there.

“From your point of view, did these allegations come out of the blue? Until that moment you hadn’t had the slightest hint of impropriety?” Mr Norman replied: “No.”

Mr Janner continued: “And his immediate reaction was one of incredulity, astonishment, and flat-denial?”

“Correct,” said Mr Norman. “There was no way of proving the allegations against Charles Howeson and on that basis it was considered the course of action was that he should be removed.”
The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-solicitors-advised-charity-not-829533

Charity

1008537 – GROUNDWORK SOUTH WEST
REMOVED CHARITY
Registration history 
17 September 2014 Removed – CEASED TO EXIST
20 February 1992 Registered

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Alastair Scott Norman

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Royal Navy officer ‘humped odd-job man like a dog’ in garden pump house

Charles Howeson allegedly assaulted 12 victims and is alleged to have groped a junior rating during a man overboard drill.

24 NOV 2017

A senior Royal Navy officer on trial for sexually assaulting nine young men ‘humped an odd-job man like a dog’ at his house, a court heard.

Charles Howeson, 67, allegedly assaulted victims while serving with the Navy including groping a junior rating during a man overboard drill.

Complaints were made, but Howeson was let off with a warning and went on to pursue a successful career in the service with the court being told that he believed he was ‘unassailable’ because of his position.

He became a first lieutenant and second-in-command on a ship and felt he was ‘too powerful’ to be affected by complaints against him, a jury heard.

Bristol Crown Court heard Howeson hired a former car valeter to help him with odd jobs around the house.

His alleged victim claimed he was ‘humped like a dog’ by Howeson in his garden pump house.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he began working for Howeson after he was let go by a city car valeting business in the early 1990s.

The former car valeter told a jury how Howeson phoned him up and asked him to do ‘odd jobs’ around the garden.

The man told the jury it was when Howeson asked him to check for damp in the garden pump house that he first touched him inappropriately.

He recalled the second time Howeson allegedly assaulted him – as he stood on a step ladder in the pump house. He felt Howeson ‘coming in closer’ and touching him.

He told the jury: “His groin was touching the side of my leg, rubbing against me, pushing against me.

“In a way it was like when a dog jumps up at you and holds you and pushes against you. It was that kind of feeling, like he was trying to hump you.”

On the third occasion, he claims he could feel Howeson’s penis beneath his clothes.

“I could feel it on my leg or thigh,” he told a jury.

“It was within his clothing. I can remember rapid breathing and he was quite forceful as he was holding me on the ladder.”

He told the jury he left only after the third attack because he needed money to support his then pregnant wife.

“It’s made me scared of a lot of things,” he added. “Like being close to people. It has changed a lot of stuff for me. I was embarrassed and ashamed.”

Howeson also went on to allegedly abuse young men after he left the Navy and went to work for an environmental charity organisation.

Paul Dunkels, prosecuting, said: “He was emboldened in his behaviour by the thought he could face off the allegations because of his powerful position.”

Mr Dunkels said that the alleged offences took place between December 1985 and August 1994,

He said they relate to three “wholly unrelated” phases of Howeson’s life – the Navy, his private life and at the charity – but all tell a “similar story”.

“It is the story of a man who was successful in his careers, both in and after the Royal Navy , and a man who had much to lose,” said Mr Dunkels.

“But nevertheless, he was seemingly confident that he was ‘unassailable’ because of his position of power.

“Some of his victims complained at the time, but others felt their word would not be believed because of his status relative to them, or that he was ‘too powerful’ to be affected.”

The earliest charge was said to have taken place in December 1985, while Howeson, of Plymouth, was employed as an officer in the Royal Navy.

He allegedly groped a junior rating on the ship during a man overboard drill, touching the young man’s legs and lower back and his penis and testicles over his clothing.

The “shaken and upset” victim reported the incident to a petty officer and the master-at-arms.

There was an investigation launched into Howeson’s behaviour following a similar complaint from a ship’s steward.

But the court heard the defendant was let off with a warning about his future behaviour – and went on to enjoy a successful Navy career.

It was also Howeson was granted a similar ‘escape’ during his subsequent employment at environmental organisation Groundwork Trust in Plymouth, where he was employed as executive director.

Six of his 12 victims were allegedly indecently assaulted by Howeson between April 1992 and February 1993, during his time working at the Trust.

The court heard he would take them individually to an isolated place and make up some excuse to lift them up – for instance, checking the cabling in the lights – before touching their penis and testicles, either inside or outside their clothing.

Howeson denies 12 historic serious sexual offences, including 11 of indecent assault and one of attempted buggery.

The offences happened against nine alleged male victims.

The trial continues.

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/royal-navy-officer-humped-odd-11578787

Charity accused of sweeping Plymouth sex abuse claims ‘under the carpet’

City businessman Charles Howeson is accused of groping young volunteers at The Groundwork Trust

23 NOV 2017

A charity which helped young people get into work has been accused of sweeping sex abuse claims “under the carpet” in the early 1990s.

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson is on trial at Bristol Crown Court, where he denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting ten young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

A jury heard today how Howeson, The Groundwork Trust’s then executive director, was asked to resign after a string of complaints were made against him by young volunteers in their early 20s.

But the charity, which was based at the Royal William Yard at the time, has been accused by alleged victims of protecting itself instead of taking the matter to the police.

One witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said in court the Trust “didn’t take it seriously” and was personally told the matter “couldn’t go to court”.

He added he was allegedly told at the time: “We all enjoy the Trust and if this were to come out it would destroy it.”

The complainant told the jury the alleged indecent assault Howeson, now aged 67, subjected him to meant he “lived in fear” and led to him moving house and seeking counselling.

But Howeson’s defence barrister, Daniel Janner QC, suggested the alleged victims were part of a “conspiracy” and that this particular complainant made the allegations up “to support a friend”.

The alleged indecent assaults are said to have taken place in the early 1990s in both the tunnels of Drake’s Island and a building in Royal William Yard.

The court heard how three separate victims, who were friends, discovered each had allegedly been groped by Howeson and decided to take the matter further to protect others.

The trial has already heard from two other alleged victims who say they were indecently assaulted by Howeson on Drake’s Island.

Giving evidence today, one of the witnesses said he decided to write a letter intended to be posted to the employment agency that found him the voluntary work.

But he was persuaded to first tell his line manager by another alleged victim, the court heard.

The man told the court: “[My colleague] said I would be doing our immediate manager a disservice if it was seen I went behind his back.

“Therefore on the Friday after I had written the letter I showed it to [my line manager]. He said ‘Oh my God’. [He] took the letter from me and he said he would follow it up. That was the only copy of that letter.

“On the following Monday I saw [my line manager] and he said the letter had been taken very seriously and had been discussed over the weekend and he then said, ‘I can’t speak to you any further about this’.”

The court heard how the complainant was subsequently invited to attend a panel made up of the deputy director, his line manager, and his line manager’s boss.

“I was asked, ‘Is there a conspiracy against Charles Howeson?’ [and] they were very anxious to know this was the only copy [of the letter] and that it hadn’t been sent. I confirmed it had not.

“I said there wasn’t [a conspiracy]. I felt humiliated, angry and belittled.”

Charles Howeson pictured with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Following a series of meetings with the complainant, and separate panels with other alleged victims, Howeson resigned, the court heard.

The jury heard the volunteers were told this was for “health reasons” and were also made aware the Trust had made it a condition Howeson never worked with young people again, something Howeson’s barrister contests.

He was also not allowed to return to the Groundwork Trust offices, the court heard.

The witness said: “I was told this could not go to court. There was no point trying to obtain an apology from Charles Howeson because it would be worded in such a way that it would be…a non-apologetic apology.”

However, the following Wednesday, the witness was contacted by Howeson, who asked a question about ongoing work at the Trust, the court heard.

Queen Elizabeth visited the Groundwork Trust in Plymouth on May 1, 1992
Queen Elizabeth visited the Groundwork Trust in Plymouth on May 1, 1992

The witness told the jury he “felt frightened” by this.

“I felt this was Charles Howeson getting in contact with me directly and saying, ‘I know what you have done’. I lost all confidence; I became paranoid; I felt that as he had telephoned me that I needed to watch out, so consequently I moved house. I lived in fear.”

Defending, Mr Janner said: “What you’re saying is The Groundwork Trust was merely going through the motions, but not taking it at all seriously? If that’s the case and they have swept your criminal complaint under the carpet, why not go to the police?”

The witness replied: “[We] felt there was no way on earth we are going to be believed.

“Charles Howeson was asked or told to resign and that was as much as we could hope. We were [in our early 20s] and we didn’t feel we had the authority or the confidence to go any further, simply because we had already achieved what we wanted to do, which was Charles Howeson could not abuse people in the Groundwork Trust.”

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charity-accused-sweeping-plymouth-sex-822759


The tunnels under Drake’s Island

‘Charles Howeson groped me in Drake’s Island tunnels’, former charity worker tells trial

A former charity worker has told a jury he was “groped” by prominent Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson in the tunnels of Drake’s Island.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claimed Howeson, who was then executive director of the Groundwork Trust, touched him inappropriately on more than one occasion.

The alleged victim, who claims the sexual assault happened in in the early 1990s, told a jury Howeson, now 67, groped his groin area in the “complete darkness” of the tunnels on Drake’s Island.

The witness told the jury Howeson, a former Naval officer, approached the charity worker “one afternoon” and asked if he could come to the island to help find a set of switches and cables.

On the boat, which the complainant said only carried the two of them, Howeson asked if he would like the steer, the jury heard.

The complainant said: “At first I was sat down and Charles Howeson came up behind me and put his hand on my shoulder, then put his hand down onto my leg and started rubbing my leg.

“He leant over on my back to show me on the front the fish finder and depth of water. He was leaning over my back and I thought it was really strange as there was no reason for him to be doing that. It was very confusing for me. I was very confused.

“I felt very intimidated and that it wasn’t right what he was doing. It was like it was a sexual come-on.”

The jury heard that the man did not challenge Howeson over the alleged incident – and the two are said to have moored up on the island and made their way to the tunnels to find the switches and cables.

But once there, the witness said he was touched again, this time on his penis.

He told the trial: “It was complete darkness – I was asked to find some cables and switches and I had to get up onto his shoulders. He crouched down and I went to get up and as he did he started to rub my legs again.

“I went behind him and as I did […] he put out his hand to rub my leg again.

“He stood up with me on his shoulders. I had to stretch up. He put his hands across and then I was touched on my testicles and my penis. It was more like groping. It went on for about a minute.”

This happened twice in the tunnels, the complainant told a jury, before three other workers entered.

“[Howeson] was quite shocked when they came in,” the man told the jury.

Despite not telling anyone of the alleged sexual offences at first, the worker was called into a meeting some months later to give a statement, the court was told.

But the complainant claims the alleged offences were “brushed under the carpet” by the Trust.

The court then heard from the man’s carer, who told the jury she was told about the alleged abuse when she brought up Drake’s Island in conversation following its purchase by Dan McCauley, the former Plymouth Argyle chairman.

The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the jury: “I brought it up and I said, ‘We’ll be able to go over fishing’.

“He said he wasn’t going to go over there, and he said that’s where things had happened to him. He said he was abused.

“We had a bit of an argument because he didn’t like it and he stormed off.

“All I said to him was he needed to sort the issues out because it happened more than once.”

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-groped-drakes-island-815103


‘Charles Howeson tried to rape me’, victim told police

20 Nov 2017

The former Naval officer and leading Plymouth businessman denies a string of sexual assaults

A man has said a senior Royal Naval officer pinned him down and tried to rape him when he was a young teenager, a jury has heard.

The alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims Charles Howeson befriended him and a group of other schoolboys on a Plymouth Naval estate by letting them ride motorbikes in his field.

In an interview with police shown to the jury, the complainant told officers that Howeson, who denies the claims, was teaching him how to shoot a wooden air rifle gun in the field when the alleged offence took place.

He claims Howeson moved closer to him, pulled down his trousers and tried to rape him, but was unsuccessful.

The leading Plymouth businessman, now 67, has gone on trial accused of abusing his position of power to indecently touch 10 young men and a teenage boy.

Howeson indecently touched men in the lower ranks, civilians in and around his home and some men working for a charity where he was the boss, a jury has heard.

The charity, the Groundwork Trust, investigated complaints from six young men but “swept them under the carpet” back in 1993, the court was previously told.

Several of the men were allegedly abused in the tunnels of Drake’s Island, where volunteers were doing environmental work.

Howeson is accused of two alternative charges dating back to the 1980s, attempted buggery and indecent assault, which are based on the same evidence and allegedly took place near his home.

In the interview with officers at Charles Cross Police Station, the complainant said “everything was normal” before Howeson allegedly took him to a field by himself to teach him how to shoot an air rifle.

“[Howeson] started laying closer to me,” the complainant said in the recorded interview, shown to the jury. “I thought it was a bit odd but I didn’t think anything of it. Then he laid on top of me and put all his weight on me and I couldn’t move.

“He pulled down my trousers and tried to rape me and I couldn’t even move, he was so heavy.

“The second he took his weight off me I squirmed out and ran away. That’s all I can remember and all I know about it.

“I didn’t say anything, I didn’t even make a noise. It was just a shock; I didn’t expect it in any way.

“Years after I thought about it a lot. I dealt with it with drink, drugs and violence.”

The jury heard the alleged victim has more than two dozen previous convictions dating back several years, which Howeson’s defence barrister suggests indicates he is lying about this allegation.

Daniel Janner QC said: “I want to suggest to you you are lying about what’s happened for an easy way of getting [compensation].

“You are a career criminal […] [and] from the age of about 17 you were a thoroughly dishonest person.”

The complainant replied: “I got into trouble with the police a lot, yes. What happened to me has affected every aspect of my life.”

Mr Janner then asked: “Are you going to make a claim for compensation?”

“No,” the complainant said. “I have said I do not want to claim compensation.

“I was not a good kid. I did bad things and I paid for it.”

Last year the complainant attended an identity parade, identifying Howeson as the man who allegedly assaulted him 30 years ago.

He claims he did not even know Howeson’s name until three months ago, and had not seen a picture of him in the time between the assault and the ongoing court case.

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-tried-rape-me-805814

Royal Navy ‘covered-up incident where senior officer groped a young seaman’s genitals to avoid a scandal in the newspapers’

Nov 17 2017

  • Former Naval officer is accused of groping a junior on a warship in 1985
  • Alleged victim says he told his superiors about the incident at the time
  • He believes the matter wasn’t dealt with as the Navy didn’t want a scandal 
  • Accused officer denies the attack and 10 other alleged sex offences 

The Royal Navy has been accused of trying to cover up a high-ranking officer’s alleged sexual assault on a sailor in a bid to avoid a scandal.

Charles Howeson, 67, who was a lieutenant commander, is on trial accused of several sex attacks including groping a junior on the frigate HMS Cleopatra in 1985.

The court heard claims that, despite complaints made against Howeson, he was allowed to carry on in his role as it would have ‘looked bad’ for the Navy if the scandal had got out.

His alleged victim, who was in his 20s at the time, said he believed no action was taken because the service wanted to keep it quiet.

he immediately complained to a senior officer and the Master at Arms, who was in charge of on-board discipline.

The man, in his 20s, said he was then interviewed by two members of the Navy’s Special Investigations Squad.

The witness said he never saw Howeson again after the incident. The defendant was moved from the ship on health grounds, the jury were told.

The complainant said he was later told that no record of the incident he reported could be found.

The witness said that he was contacted by police more than 30 years later in 2016. Only then, he said, did he realise that Howeson had continued in the Navy.

Howeson told investigators more than 30 years ago it was ‘inconceivable’ he had sexually assaulted the junior rating on HMS Cleopatra.

After being flown off the ship, he was later interviewed and said: ‘I completely refute the allegation.’

Members of the service’s Special Investigations Squad have told the court that they pursued the matter thoroughly before passing the file to the Provost Marshal.

Charles Howeson trial: sailor had his bottom touched by senior Naval officer on board frigate, court hears

The jury heard how the alleged victim reported the incident to superior officers.

He added he woke his petty officer to report what had happened and then spoke to his head of department.

The man, together with the other complainant, was later interviewed by the Navy’s Special Investigations Squad.

He was interviewed by Navy investigators but was shocked to encounter Howeson, who was originally from Mevagissey, three years later and find he had been promoted to commander.

Another junior rating has already told the court he was groped by Howeson on a boat deck on the same ship during a man overboard exercise that December.

He said to the jury that he believed the Royal Navy then kept the matter quiet to avoid a scandal.

Former officers in the squad told the court they investigated the matters and passed a file to the Provost Marshal, in charge of the Navy’s police service.

The jury heard the second part of the Service Investigation Squad interview with Howeson in December 1985.

He added his reaction to the ladder allegation was “absolute shock and horror”.

Howeson said: “I totally deny any allegation of that nature. In my mind it is unthinkable.”

The ship’s second-in-command added that he “half fell down” the ladder into the junior rating. He added the contact only lasted a few seconds and was not indecent.

The First-Lieutenant said he could not think of any reason why the two junior ratings would act in concert to make complaints against him.

He said that the allegations as a whole were “like a script from a dirty movie”.

Howeson, then married for seven years with two children, denied he had any “homosexual tendencies”.

The head of department who was told by the rating about what had happened said he decided with other officers not to tell the ship’s captain, Roy Newman.

He told the jury that Howeson claimed it was a “misunderstanding” and appeared “horrified”.

The senior officer said he decided not to tell the captain about what he said was a very “serious and difficult matter”. But the witness added he did warn Howeson he would report him if there was another complaint.

The retired officer said that the junior rating agreed with this course of action.

The former head of department duly told the captain when the second junior rating came forward two months later and the matter was included in the Royal Navy investigation.


Charles Howeson trial: accused was flown from Royal Navy frigate following allegations of sexual assault on board

Two Navy investigators flew by helicopter and were winched on to HMS Cleopatra in the English Channel in December 2015 (should be 1985?)

(The former junior rating, the first complainant to give evidence, had earlier told the jury that Howeson groped at his genitals over his trousers during a man overboard exercise in December 1985.)

The former sailor described Howeson as “flamboyant” and that he pulled up to join the frigate on a yacht.

He was also told that the lieutenant commander’s children had jetted off to join Princess Anne’s children horse riding.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/howeson-trial-bristol-plymouth-cornwall-782391

16 NOV 2017

A ‘cover’ story was put out that a high-ranking officer needed medical treatment when he was removed from a Royal Navy frigate following an allegation of a sexual assault, a court heard.

A junior rating had made the accusation against Lieutenant Commander Charles Howeson, originally from Mevagissey, on board HMS Cleopatra.

Howeson was then removed from the Plymouth-based vessel with just the clothes he was wearing the day after the alleged assault.

A story was then put out that the transfer was for medical reasons, reports the Plymouth Herald.

The jury heard that Royal Navy investigators flew to the Leander Class frigate and later spoke to Howeson on an RFA ship in December 2015.(?1985)

The alleged victim has told Bristol Crown Court that the incident was then “kept quiet” by the Royal Navy to avoid a scandal.

He said Howeson, second-in-command on the ship, groped him at night while they were alone during a man overboard drill on the boat deck.

Leading Plymouth businessman Howeson, 67, has gone on trial accused of abusing his position of power to indecently touch ten young men and a teenage boy.

Howeson indecently touched men in the lower ranks, civilians in and around his home and some men working for a charity where he was the boss, a jury heard.

The charity, the Groundwork Trust, investigated complaints from six young men but “swept them under the carpet” in 1993, the court was told.

Several of the men were allegedly abused in the tunnels of Drake’s Island, where volunteers were doing environmental work.

Retired Warrant Officer Robert Payne, of the Navy’s Special Investigations Squad, said he and a colleague flew by helicopter and were winched on to HMS Cleopatra in the English Channel in December 2015.

He added that he was the senior investigator in that squad, which could be called to any ship by its captain to investigate any serious allegation anywhere in the world.

Mr Payne said himself, then a Master At Arms, and the squad’s commanding officer, Lieutenant John Buchanan, were briefed by HMS Cleopatra’s captain, Roy Newman.

 

HMS Cleopatra’s captain, Roy Newman

 

Paul Dunkels, QC, for the Crown Prosecution Service, asked whether Howeson was on the ship when they arrived.

Mr Payne said: “No he had been jackstayed (line transferred) to a Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Some story was put out that he was unwell and needed treatment.”

The witness, giving evidence over a videolink from Mold Crown Court in North Wales, said he and his commanding officer interviewed the complainant.

He added that he later interviewed Howeson on board the RFA docked at Gosport in Hampshire.

The witness said he co-operated and described him as “cool and relaxed”.

Mr Payne said: “He said to me that when he was transferred from HMS Cleopatra he only had the clothes he was standing in. He told me that he had no driving licence and I offered to drive him back to Plymouth.”

He stressed they never spoke about the investigation during the journey.

Lieutenant Buchanan, who took to the witness stand, said that he passed his report to his superior, Lieutenant Commander Bob Doyle, the Provost Marshal, the head of the Navy’s regulatory or police branch.

He added that the Provost Marshal, not a trained lawyer, would have taken legal advice before making a decision about what happened next.

The witness added that Lieutenant Commander Doyle was “sadly deceased”.

Lieutenant Buchanan said that was the end of his role in the matter.

Under cross-examination, he added that his squad had carried out a thorough and independent investigation.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Plymouth, has gone on trial at Bristol to answer 12 charges dating from 1985 and 1994.

Drake's Island, where the trial has heard that Howeson was accused of abusing men in tunnels
Drake’s Island, where the trial has heard that Howeson was accused of abusing men in tunnels (Image: James Breeden)

He denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting ten young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

One of the men he allegedly touched on board HMS Cleopatra and another in the Groundwork Trust are not subject to any charge.

Howeson was formerly chairman of First Great Western trains and also chairman of the now defunct South West Strategic Health Authority, which used to oversee health spending.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1967 and also had a senior role at the Queen’s bank, Coutts and Co.

The trial, before Judge Mark Horton, continues and is expected to take four to six weeks.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/howeson-trial-navy-plymouth-bristol-788921

Top Plymouth businessman carried out sex attacks in Drake’s Island tunnels, trial told

Charles Howeson is on trial after denying a string of sexual assaults which the prosecution claim were ‘swept under the table’ by a leading charity

14 Nov 2017

A leading city businessman abused his position of power to grope 11 boys and young men – with a jury told some of their complaints were “swept under the carpet”.

Former Royal Navy officer Charles Howeson, aged 67, indecently touched men in the lower ranks, civilians in and around his home and some men working for a charity where he was the boss, a jury heard.

Barrister Paul Dunkels, QC, prosecuting, told his trial: “This was a man who was prepared to risk his success by abusing his dominant position over his victims seemingly confident he was unassailable because of his status.”

The former lieutenant-commander allegedly touched two men inappropriately on board a Royal Navy ship in 1985.

He went on to grope a young man who lived close to him at a former home in Plymouth and a young workman there, the jury heard.

Howeson, then executive director of the Groundwork Trust, allegedly touched seven men who worked for the charity. Its premises were visited by the Queen in 1992.

Charles Howeson stands between The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to the Groundwork Trust exhibition in 1992
Charles Howeson stands between The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to the Groundwork Trust exhibition in 1992 (Image: Tony Carney)

Mr Dunkels, opening the case for the Crown Prosecution Service, said some of the alleged victims complained at the time.

He added that others never spoke out because they felt they would not be believed.

The barrister said Howeson was moved from the ship where the alleged offences took place on health grounds after the complaints were investigated.

Mr Dunkels said: “Howeson conveniently retired on health grounds (from the Groundwork Trust) after six young men who worked for the trust complained of similar sexual offences.

“One of the young men was told by the trustees that it was pointless taking the matter to the court and that the negative publicity would destroy the Groundwork Trust.

The defendant should resign on health grounds and would not work with young people again. In other words it was swept under the carpet.”

The barrister said the complainants working on Drake’s Island through the charity were vulnerable and two had mental health or learning difficulties.

Leading Plymouth businessman and captain of industry Charles Howeson has denied a series of historic sexual abuse charges.
Leading Plymouth businessman and captain of industry Charles Howeson has denied a series of historic sexual abuse charges

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, has gone on trial at Bristol Crown Court to answer 12 charges dating from 1985 and 1994.

He denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting nine boys and young men and one count of attempted buggery.

One of the men he allegedly touched on board HMS Cleopatra and another in the Groundwork Trust are not subject to any charge.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson was second-in-command of HMS Cleopatra in 1985.

He added the lieutenant commander would initiate physical contact with a particular sailor, touching his hand and leaning into him.

Mr Dunkels said that Howeson touched the legs and lower back of the man as he walked up stairs on the ship. He then touched his crotch over his uniform, the barrister added.

Mr Dunkels said the man was “shaken and upset” and complained to a petty officer and the Master at Arms.

The barrister said another man on board the ship also complained that Howeson had touched his bottom. He also complained to a senior officer.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson denied the allegation and claimed it was a misunderstanding. He was moved on to another ship on health grounds.

The barrister said Howeson befriended a teenager near his former Plymouth home.

He added that he lent him a motorcycle to ride and taught him to shoot an air rifle. Mr Dunkels said that while he was lying in a field Howeson attemped to bugger him.

Mr Dunkels said a second man in his 20s did odd jobs at the defendant’s home and cleaned his car.

Queen Elizabeth visits The Groundwork Trust in Plymouth, May 1, 1992
Queen Elizabeth visits The Groundwork Trust in Plymouth, May 1, 1992

He added that Howeson asked him to go up a ladder to do some work and touched him indecently three times.

Mr Dunkels said in the early 90s Howeson was executive director of the Groundwork Trust, based in the Royal William Yard. He added that the charity would help “vulnerable” young people or those who were finding it hard to find jobs.

He added that the trust was doing environmental work on Drake’s Island.

Mr Dunkels said: “His method was to take them individually to an isolated place, often a tunnel on Drake’s Island and make up some reason for him to lift the man up to check a cable or to put on some lights.”

The barrister said Howeson would stand close behind the man and touch him indecently, often over but sometimes under his clothing.

He described how seven men were touched in this way – six of them are subject of the charges.

The court heard how a Groundwork Trust official spoke to six of the men in February 1993. The matter was not reported to the police.

Mr Dunkels said the victim of the attempted buggery came forward only in in 2015, later picking an image of the defendant from a video identification parade.

The barrister said that following a report in The Herald the second man, allegedly assaulted doing work at the defendant’s house, came forward.

Police were also told of the investigations in the Royal Navy and the Groundwork Trust and tracked down the notes of the official who carried out the investigation.

Howeson denied all allegations put to him in police interview.

Howeson, wearing a smart dark suit and tie, spoke only to confirm his identity at the start of proceedings.

Charles Howeson stands next to the Duke of Edinburgh who addresses the crowd at the Mount Batten Centre in 1999
Charles Howeson stands next to the Duke of Edinburgh who addresses the crowd at the Mount Batten Centre in 1999 (Image: Brian Jones)

Howeson was formerly chairman of First Great Western trains and also chairman of the now defunct South West Strategic Health Authority, which used to oversee health spending.

He also held a role as a senior staff member at the Queen’s bank, Coutts and Co.

The trial, before Judge Mark Horton, continues and is expected to take four to six weeks.

The case has been moved from Plymouth because of Howeson’s high profile.

He was raised in Mevagissey in Cornwall and joined the Royal Navy in 1967, before making his fortune as a property developer and launching a long career in the public, private and voluntary sector.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/top-plymouth-businessman-carried-out-774829

The man said Howeson, who he described as ‘flamboyant and different’ and as ‘having money’, groped his genitals over his clothes.

He said he went to a senior officer to complain and a helicopter landed on HMS Cleopatra later that night and two members of the special investigation bureau came on board and took a written statement from him.

The man said he was told ‘somebody with a blanket or towel’ over their head was taken off.

He said he did not see Howeson on the ship after that night.

He said he thought Howeson would face a court martial, but heard nothing afterwards and that it ‘was not handled properly’.

‘I just wonder at the thought process of allowing somebody who has been accused of an assault not to be heard by other people (in a court or tribunal),’ he said.

He added that he had ‘honestly believed the Navy would take care of me’, despite the fact it was the word of a junior crew member against a senior one.

Charles Howeson trial

Some of the alleged offences took place on the frigate HMS Cleopatra, the jury heard

Defence barrister Daniel Janner QC said to the man: “I put it to you there was no groping at all.”

The crewman replied: “That is a lie.”

Defence barrister Daniel Janner QC (left)  son  of accused paedophile MP Greville Janner

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-42002437

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Let’s get this straight: A man accused of buggery turns to a QC whose father, according to CPS, should have been charged with buggery?

 

Lord Janner: CPS and police were ‘wrong’ not to prosecute earlier, says official report

Abuse allegations against Greville Janner should have been taken further in 1991, 2002 and 2007 – and discloses how Leicestershire police hid a crucial statement from prosecutors

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/12107660/Lord-Janner-CPS-and-police-were-wrong-not-to-prosecute-earlier-says-official-report.html

Lord Janner’s family to ‘undermine’ sex abuse inquiry strand into their father after being given formal role in investigation

Welcoming the decision, his son Daniel Janner QC said: “It gives me the chance to undermine my father’s strand of the inquiry from within

The family, including his son Daniel Janner, were granted core participant status, which gives them access to documents and to have lawyers attend the inquiry’s hearings

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/lordjanners-family-undermine-sex-abuse-inquiry-within-given/

Hamish Baillie‏ @GJannervictim

Greville JANNER: CPS said multiple opportunities missed to bring him to court.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3041209/Labour-s-Janner-not-charged-alleged-child-abuse-Prosecutors-say-not-public-peer-86-trial-age-dementia.html

Groundwork Trust

Bondco -> Tamar Environmental Agency Limited

link

Appointed on
9 September 1991
Resigned on
20 February 1993

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02606472/officers

Executive director Plymouth Area Groundwork Trust, since 1991. Managing director Bailey Management Group Ltd. Chairman Bailey M & E Ltd., Bailey Environmental Ltd., Indiana Legal Practitioners Ltd., DNA Facilities Management Ltd., RNH Ltd.

http://prabook.com/web/person-view.html?profileId=483191

GROUNDWORK SOUTH WEST

Company number 02632905

PLYMOUTH AREA GROUNDWORK TRUST

26 Jul 1991 – 17 Mar 2006

GROUNDWORK DEVON AND CORNWALL 

17 Mar 2006 – 24 Jun 2009

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02632905

18 May 2012
Having been launched in 1991 by Her Majesty the Queen (under the name of Groundwork Plymouth Area Trust), the charity was celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, and launched its first charity shop in Plymouth’s Derry Cross. At the launch of the shop Groundwork South West warned that “with ever-decreasing funding, Groundwork has to rely more and more on public support,” calling for donations to stock the store.

Groundwork South West goes into administration with 150 jobs lost

16 May 2012

Sir Tony Hawkhead, the national chief executive, said in a statement: “We are obviously very sad to see a member of our federation forced to take this difficult step.

“We aim to work closely with administrators when they’re appointed to provide whatever help we can to ensure communities in the south west continue to get the support they need.”

Employment Minister Chris Grayling MP recently described Groundwork’s programme as “one of the most innovative, motivational programmes” he had seen.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-18090617

Charles Howeson, British portfolio manager, director. Certified yachtmaster, licensed private pilot.

Background

  • Howeson, Charles was born on November 27, 1949 in Ticehurst, Sussex, England. Son of Arthur Coningham Howeson and Sheila Beatrice Uniacke.

Education

  • Graduate, Royal Naval Staff College, 1980.

Career

  • Executive director Plymouth Area Groundwork Trust, since 1991. Managing director Bailey Management Group Ltd. Chairman Bailey M & E Ltd., Bailey Environmental Ltd., Indiana Legal Practitioners Ltd., DNA Facilities Management Ltd., RNH Ltd.

Major achievements

  • Certified yachtmaster, licensed private pilot.

Membership

Vice chairman Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. Board directors Healthy Plymouth Alliance Ltd., Plencraig Ltd., Sailport Plc, Solemeasure Ltd. Director development Plymouth Theatre Royal.

Member Devon Food and Farming Committee. Board directors Plymouth Health Action Zone. Member Regional Flood Defense committee National Rifle Association.

Member advisory committee Plymouth Post Office and Telecomm. Chairman Seaton Area Residents Association, Crownhill Estates Ltd., Eko-Tek Power Ltd., Piers Ltd., Buckland Corporation Finance Ltd., AYS 2000 Ltd., Powerplus Marine Ltd., Millfields Estate Management Company Ltd. Board directors Somerset Estates Ltd., London and Westcountry Estates Ltd., Frog Construction Ltd., Hockin Dinamic Holdings Ltd., Enterprise Plymouth Ltd.

Chairman Plymouth Economic Development Group, Plymouth Employment Action Zone Board. Vice chairman Millfields Community Economic Development Trust. Chairman, member national council Consumer Council for Postal Services United Kingdom.

Fellow: Royal Inst Navigation, Nautical Institute, Faculty of Building, British Institute Management, Institute Directors, Royal Society Arts. Member: Board Trade, Younger Brother Trinity House, Liveryman Worshipful Company Shipwrights, Freeman of City of London.


Charles Howeson’s trial has started: 13 Nov 2017

http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/Bristol-Crown-Court.php

According to a BBC report Howeson will face trial at Bristol Crown Court on November 13. It is estimated the trial will take around five weeks.

The alleged offences are understood to have taken place at a number of locations in Plymouth, including Royal William Yard, Drakes Island and HMS Cleopatra.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/leading-plymouth-businessman-pleads-not-496647

18 Sept 2017

Charles Howeson, 67, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, Plymouth, appeared in court and denied sexually abuse charges while he was a Royal Navy officer. He has pleaded not guilty to 15 charges – 12 counts of indecent assault, two of buggery and one of attempted buggery, against 10 boys and men between December 1985 and September 1994.

According to a BBC report Howeson will face trial at Bristol Crown Court on November 13. It is estimated the trial will take around five weeks.

The alleged offences are understood to have taken place at a number of locations in Plymouth, including Royal William Yard, Drakes Island and HMS Cleopatra.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/leading-plymouth-businessman-pleads-not-496647

earlier:

 

He is set to enter pleas on a date to be fixed in Bristol and a trial likely to take four weeks may be listed by the end of the year.

Howeson was released on unconditional bail.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/leading-businessman-charles-howeson-faces-trial-on-sex-offences/story-30393629-detail/story.html


As of 14 Sept 2017 – no news updates on Charles Howeson, even though he was scheduled to be in court on 11 Sept 2017 for an interim hearing.

 

His next court date is on 13 Nov 2017


Former Naval officer Charles Howeson, aged 67, faces 12 counts of indecent assault, two of buggery and one of attempted buggery between December 1985 and September 1994.

The alleged offences relate to 10 different males and prosecutors claim the incidents took place at a number of locations in Plymouth, including Royal William Yard, Drakes Island and HMS Cleopatra.

Howeson has not been arraigned on any of the charges.

He appeared for the second time at Plymouth Crown Court, where his barrister applied for the case to be heard in Bristol – an application which was not opposed by the Crown.

Judge Ian Lawrie ruled that the trial should not be heard in the Plymouth because of Howeson’s high profile.

The resident judge in Bristol will now formally have to decide whether to take over the case.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-businessman-looks-set-to-face-sex-abuse-trial-in-bristol/story-30392593-detail/story.html

June 23, 2017

The Resident Judge in Bristol has now formally accepted the case and a trial has been confirmed for November 13.

An interim hearing to organise the trial, to take four to five weeks, has been set for September 11.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-businessman-accused-of-sex-abuse-to-face-bristol-trial-in-november/story-30406573-detail/story.html

Top Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson appears at Crown Court

May 08, 2017

A leading Plymouth businessman has appeared at Crown Court where he faces more than a dozen serious sexual abuse charges.

Former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, faces 12 counts of indecent assault, two of buggery and one of attempted buggerybetween December 1985 and September 1994.

Drake’s Island

The alleged offences relate to 10 different males and prosecutors claim the incidents took place at a number of locations in Plymouth, including Royal William Yard, Drakes Island and HMS Cleopatra.
Royal William Yard– The Ministry of Defence, which owned the site, closed it in 1985. Michael Heseltine was the presiding axeman.

Howeson was not arraigned and no charges were put to him.

Previously, Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, has refuted the allegations and said he had co-operated fully with the police investigation.

A trial was estimated to take between two and three weeks. A hearing to discuss legal arguments was set for June 16. Howeson was released on unconditional bail.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/top-plymouth-businessman-charles-howeson-appears-at-crown-court-on-15-sexual-abuse-charges/story-30319815-detail/story.html

The amended application has been welcomed by Charles Howeson, chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-25665633

The War Department stopped using Drake’s Island in 1956, and after a seven year period of dormancy, they leased it in 1963 to the Plymouth City Council.

For eight years Drake’s Island had an official status as a youth training base, until it was leased to the Mayflower Centre Trust in 1971.

 

The Mayflower Centre Trust ran Drake’s Island as an Adventure Centre, and opened it to the public in summer months. However, soon the island became dormant again and has been unoccupied since.

http://www.angelfire.com/in4/island_uk/drakesisland.html

Gary also said that there was evidence to suggest that the island is regularly visited. “In the first house, people had used chalk to write their names on a blackboard, and there were quite a few dated from 2010-2015,” he added.

 

The former chapel turned military base became an adventure centre in the 1960s before being closed and abandoned, then sold off.

Looking north from Drake's Island to include Plymouth Hoe

Looking north to include Plymouth Hoe

However, a city historian says there’s not enough proof a tunnel runs from Plymouth Hoe to Drake’s Island as records of it being built have never been discovered.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/the-secret-tunnels-of-plymouth-revealed/story-29855072-detail/story.html

Drake Island timeline

Drake’s Island 2014

PLANS to build a luxury hotel, spa and restaurant on Drake’s Island have been resurrected.

The £10million scheme to bring the derelict island back to life was thrown out by Plymouth city councillors in January last year.

Members of the council’s planning committee rejected the plans, saying there was not enough information on the risks to wildlife.

Charle’s Howeson  – Drake’s Island Jan 9 2014

Charles Howeson, the chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council, said “For so many years we in Plymouth have looked forward to our waterfront mosaic being completed with the removal from the post war ‘dereliction inventory’ of arguably its most significant and certainly its most visible component, St Nicholas or Drake’s Island.

“At last we, as a city, have a champion willing, and in resource terms capable, of achieving this against very many odds, and we should all be very grateful and supportive of this, perhaps at the very eleventh hour of its being offered and so being available in this form.

“The comparatively past of a couple of decades of recent history has left neither the island nor us with anything to be particularly proud of, and yet there is a west country family who are now prepared to complete the mosaic for all of us, probably with a degree of  philanthropy and almost certainly bearing a degree of commercial risk which would frighten the most of us off, and which we can thus only therefore admire.

“So, let all of us in Plymouth now wholeheartedly, and without reservation, welcome the regeneration of ‘our island’, the very jewel in our waterfront crown, and the final component in our recovered and regenerated mush damaged waterfront, and thus, as our forefathers used to say so often after the last war during the great years of rebuild, let us just ‘get on with it and make it happen!’ – and, given the macro economic climate, and the growth challenges facing us all, let us do this, and with full enthusiasm, whilst the opportunity is still available to us, and so whilst we still can.”

A year ago the council’s planning committee was advised by officers to refuse the plans because environmental surveys of the island and surrounding sea were missing or incomplete.

The councillors were told that environmental surveys needed to be carried out in the summer.

But now revised plans have been submitted by owner Dan McCauley’s Rotolok (Holdings) Ltd.

They include a luxury hotel boasting 43 rooms, some with view of Plymouth Hoe and the city’s waterfront.

There would also be a spa, a restaurant and a revamped jetty.

The hotel, which would be built over 3,322 square metres, would create 50 full-time jobs, according to Rotolok.

In a statement this morning, the company said: “Rotolok (Holdings) Ltd are pleased to announce that they have resubmitted an amended planning application for the regeneration of Drakes Island.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/luxury-hotel-spa-plan-drake-s-island-resurrected/story-20422422-detail/story.html

Mar 3, 2017

Police say the charges are two counts of buggery, one of attempt buggery and 12 counts of indecent assault.

These matters relate to 10 alleged victims, all of whom are male.

At the time of the alleged offences one was aged 14/15,another was aged between 16 to 18 and eight were described as being in their early 20s.

Howeson was raised in Mevagissey in Cornwall, joined the Royal Navy in 1967 before making his fortune as a property developer and launching his long career in the public, private and voluntary sector.

Howeson is vice president for life of the Plymouth Drake Foundation, a charity he founded in 2008 to help communities in the city.

In creating the foundation, from which he stepped down in 2012, Howeson established a so-called “charity of charities” designed to support individuals and groups through grants.

The jewel in the foundation’s crown is a £10 annual trust membership for 10,000 Plymothians.


http://www.cornwalllive.com/leading-businessman-charles-howeson-charged-with-15-counts-of-sexually-abusing-boys/story-30175505-detail/story.html#G1j5UT8F31u57sdj.99

Howeson … shocked ANOTHER one bestowed with honours by the queen accused of abuse

Update:

Top Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson in court on 15 sexual abuse charges

April 13, 2017

After the brief hearing today his wife Emma released a statement in passionate defence of her husband

The wife of a former Coutts bank manager today vowed to stand by him as he appeared in court accused of sex offences against men and boys as young as 14.

Charles Howeson, 67, was regional head of the Queen’s bank after serving as a Royal Navy officer, where Queen Elizabeth appointed him as one of her Royal Navy Honorary Captains.

Today his wife Emma came with him to Plymouth Magistrates Court after he was charged with sex offences against 10 teenage boys and young men dating back 32 years.

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HMS Cleopatra

Mr Howeson is accused of committing the offences between 1985 and 1994 including one alleged sex attack on board a Royal Navy ship – HMS Cleopatra.

He is accused of 12 counts of indecent assault, one of attempted buggery of a boy aged between 14 and 15 and two counts of buggery without consent on a male aged over 16.

Howeson who was raised in Mevagissey in Cornwall, joined the Royal Navy in 1967 before making his fortune as a property developer and launching his long career in the public, private and voluntary sector.

He is vice president for life of the Plymouth Drake Foundation, a charity he founded in 2008 to help communities in the city.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4408736/Wife-ex-Coutts-boss-accused-sex-abuse-stands-him.html

Service: 1967 – 1991

https://www.forcesreunited.co.uk/m/charles.howeson

Former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, is facing 12 counts of indecent assault, two of buggery and one of attempted buggery between December 1985 and September 1994.

Dressed in a smart blue suit and accompanied by his wife at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court today, Howeson spoke only to confirm his name and address and said “I understand, thank you” when the charges were read out.

He did not enter a plea and will next appear at crown court on May 15.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/top-plymouth-businessman-charles-howeson-in-court-on-15-sexual-abuse-charges/story-30268790-detail/story.html

HMS CLEOPATRA BACKGROUND:

In 1972, Cleopatra took part in escort duties during the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh‘s South East Asia tour.

The National Archives records that MOD has on file details of intelligence collection activities by Cleopatra in January–March 1978. The original document is still closed, but the bare fact of the activity itself is available.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11447305

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Cleopatra_(F28)

Post subject: Re: Any Argyle fans aboard?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:44 pm
Trev501 wrote:
I had a great time in Bermuda right up until the First Lieutenant landed on me breaking a couple of ribs :-) HMS Montrose, 1998-2000!
Wasn’t that the irrepressible drunken loud eccentric BUT fantastic Charles Howeson. He was just something else :lol: My boss in Gib – had his mini-moke brought out on an RFA :thumbup:
Aaaggghh my Jimmy on the Cleopatra !
Yep, the very same. The most eccentric XO I ever served with :-)
Edited to add, having seen John’s post above it was indeed the Cleopatra not Montrose! I was DWEO from 86 to 88.
He left the RN to try and become an MP but didn’t quite make it. Its one of about 2 reasons the RN are obliged to let you back in again. He would have been huge in the Commons – and kept the bar afloat. :stout:
Cannot argue with that. Would like to have seen a Chief Whip who impose anything on him! He was there (Gib) towards the end of my time and certainly made the social arena and ONH a better place to be. Without ever being near the ship I had heard he was a legend during his time in Cleo.
Cleo was from 84 to 86 so it seems we served together John.

 

Leading businessman Charles Howeson charged with 15 counts of sexual abuse

The 67-year-old had been appointed by the Queen as a Royal Navy Honorary Captain

It is believed Mr Howeson, aged 61, is the only figure on the list who was actually a naval officer.

Ultimately it will involve me being an ambassador to the Royal Naval Reserves.

“I plan to conduct regular visits to Royal Naval units and sites in Plymouth as part of my role.

“I will also expect to be given up-to-date briefings on Royal Navy affairs.”
 http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/retired-commander-hugely-honoured-prestigious-title/story-11686027-detail/story.html#hxyb7g8CjTkoCgOI.99


Charles Howeson retains his links with the MOD and particularly with the Royal Navy where HM the Queen appointed him one to be of her small number of Honorary Captains in the RNR in 2009.

 

http://www.devonchamber.co.uk/News/news-story.cfm?story=1015


2015
Honorary Officers in the Maritime Reserves
Royal Navy Reserve
Vice Admiral HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO

Commodore Charles Howeson

Lieutenant Colonel Bear Grylls. (more on Grylls below)

Bear Grylls, Sir Michael Grylls, with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Commodore Charles Howeson:
He has been described as an eccentric
His father, ARTHUR COMINGHAM HOWESON, was the creator of the renowned Mevagissey model railway.

His father Arthur Howeson was a director of 2 businesses

MEVAGISSEY MODEL RAILWAY LIMITED
RAILTRONICS LIMITED

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/arthur-comingham-howeson

Charles Howeson’s younger brother –

2002 Adam talks to EuroTalk chairman Richard Howeson (right)

RICHARD JOHN HOWESON is also a director at both those business

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/richard-john-howeson

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/richard-howeson-2a516446

He is also a director at  – PROSPECT QUAY LIMITED

RICHARD JOHN HOWESON (current)

Director, COMPANY DIRECTOR, 2007.01.21
315-317 NEW KINGS ROAD , LONDON
SW6 4RF

MICHAEL MANSFIELD and Mohamed al-Fayed

Richard Howeson became a director there in Jan 2007 as did the barrister MICHAEL MANSFIELD Director at Prospect QUAY ltd – MICHAEL MANSFIELD (resigned),

Director, BARRISTER, 2007.01.25 – 2014.03.17
FLAT 2 PROSPECT QUAY 98 POINT PLEASANT , LONDON
SW18 1PR

https://www.companieslist.co.uk/05763211-prospect-quay-limited

PROSPECT QUAY 98 POINT PLEASANT , LONDON
SW18 1PR  PROSPECT QUAY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION LIMITED


More on Michael Mansfield and his links with VIP  CSA cases:
Richard Howeson is also a director at Eurotalk – a
British-based language learning company 

EuroTalk: a look back at 2013

It’s been another busy year at EuroTalk, with new products, new languages… and a new puppy. Throw in a royal encounter and a cake that looks like a Dalek, and you’ve got the makings of an interesting twelve months.

JLC Champion and runners-up with EuroTalk Chairman Richard Howeson

Cannes:
28 Feb 1998
Oui, Cannes Multimedia’s jetsetters go on an annual pilgramage – exposes computing’s beautiful people
Richard Howeson – his Eurotalk is making big waves in Europe – sailing his clients, in style, to his favourite islands offshore.
28 Feb 1998
Oui, Cannes Multimedia’s jet-setters go on an annual pilgramage – exposes computing’s beautiful people…bringing together the elite from the world’s new media content and games industries.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Saturday, February 28, 1998 – Page 204

A RETIRED Royal Navy Commander and prominent city business leader has been granted a rare title by the Queen.

Charles Howeson has been made an Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve by order of the Queen on the recommendation of the head of the Royal Navy, the First Sea Lord.

It is a rare privilege granted to just a handful of people in the UK.

To date only eight people have been presented honorary ranks in the armed forces by the Queen.

During his 25 years in the Royal Navy Mr Howeson commanded the minesweeper HMS Walkerton, and was Second-In-Command of HMS Cleopatra.
Aug 1, 1977After ” II escorting four Dartmouth picket boats to Spithead, the Walkerton (Lieut. Charles Howeson)  made four tours of the Fleet for the benefit of staff and cadets of Britannia Royal Naval
 
WRNS officer cadet Hilary Benyon took command of the minesweeper HMS Walkerton watched by commanding officer, Lieutenant Charles Howeson, and second officer Elizabeth McCombe

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Monday, November 15, 1976 – 6

A leading Plymouth businessman and captain of industry is to appear at court to face more than a dozen historic sexual abuse charges.

Former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, has been charged with 15 serious sexual offences – which allegedly date back to 1985.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1985-1994.

The 67-year-old, who lives in Stonehouse, was first questioned by detectives in March 2016 over the claims.

Howeson made his name at the helm of organisations including

First Great Western,

NHS South West and

Charles Howeson, 67, was a senior employee at Coutts

the regional arm of the Queen’s bank, Coutts and Co.

He is due to appear at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on April 13, 2017.”

link

A former Navy officer who held a leading role overseeing NHS spending in Bristol has been charged with historic sex offences against males as young as 14.

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/former-navy-officer-bristol-nhs-5948

Charles Howeson, who chaired NHS Property Services 2012- 2014

NHS property company bailed out months after launch

https://www.ft.com/content/d0437c84-6bc7-11e3-a216-00144feabdc0

Charles will add strength and depth to DCBC’s strategic lobbying activities through his connectivity into London, Westminster and Whitehall.

In addition, Charles will play a key role in further strengthening DCBC’s position as the single voice for the business community across Devon and Cornwall, something which is more important now than ever before.

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=1037.10;imode

 

Image result for charles howeson and prince charle


Charles Howeson pictured with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with Plymouth businessman, Charles Howeson (centre), charged with sex abuse claims alleged to have taken place between 1985-1994.

Although his success in business and attention to detail has not always made him popular, for reasons he is reluctant to divulge.
“I have got lots and lots of friends in Plymouth. But I know there are one or two people who do not have me on their Christmas card list.


Companies – Charles Howeson

Fairbridge,

Charles Howeson stands next to the Duke of Edinburgh who addresses the crowd at the Mount Batten Centre in 1999

Charles Howeson stands next to the Duke of Edinburgh who addresses the crowd at the Mount Batten Centre in 1999

MOUNT BATTEN SAILING AND WATER SPORTS CENTRE,

MOUNT BATTEN PARK LIMITED,

DNA FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LIMITED

and many other companies:

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/901620109/COMMANDER-CHARLES-ARTHUR-HOWESON/companies


Previously….

January 24, 2017

A Plymouth businessman and captain of industry has been bailed for a fourth time while police investigate allegations of historic sexual abuse.

In March last year, former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, was questioned by detectives over claims which are thought to date back many years.

Mr Howeson was not charged and was released on police bail.

That was extended in September “pending further inquiries“, before being extended again until Monday, January 23.

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Devon businessman Charles Howeson, rebailed over historical sex abuse allegations

December 07, 2016

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Charles Howeson (centre) with Prince Philip

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A leading Devon businessman and captain of industry has been bailed for a third time while police investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse.

In March, former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, was questioned by detectives over the abuse claims.


It’s business as usual for Prince Andrew

  • Thursday 10 March 2011

Buckingham Palace today moved to shore up Prince Andrew’s image by announcing a series of engagements with British businesses.

Prince Andrew met the Queen on Tuesday following the controversy over his friendship with convicted child sex offender Jeffery Epstein. The Standard understands she gave her son her “full support”.

Charles Howeson, who will host a lunch for the Duke (Prince Andrew) at the Plymouth Business Area Association, said that he was a major asset to UK firms hoping to trade abroad. Mr Howeson added: “He has been doing this longer than civil servants and probably longer than many company chairmen, and he has built up a network of contacts that is incomparable.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/its-business-as-usual-for-prince-andrew-6576092.html

Prince Andrew, Duke of York commanded HMS Cottesmore from April 1993 until November 1994. photo andre_zps77c866a8.jpg

Final Fix:  Prince Andrew and Jimmy Savile 1994

 

Jim’ll Fix It & Princess Anne Daily Express 28-09-79


Prince Andrew, Duke of York commanded HMS Cottesmore from April 1993 until November 1994.

 

1990 Sir Jimmy Saville OBE DJ & TV Presenter stands to attention in a naval uniform saluting on board HMS Belfast in London with his Brother John.

Duke forced to miss city visit

March 02, 2010

Prince Andrew had been invited to the city by the Plymouth Area Business Council (PABC) and the University of Plymouth in his capacity as the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.

He was due to meet 100 leading Plymouth business figures and VIPs at the Commando Forces Officers’ Mess at the Royal Marines Barracks, in Stonehouse yesterday.

Charles Howeson, chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council, said he spoke to the Duke by telephone after the lunch engagement, which went ahead in his absence.

Mr Howeson said the Duke was ‘mortified’ to have missed the event, and added: “He’s asked us to reschedule the whole visit, which we would be delighted to do.”

The Duke had been due to give a speech to invitees including Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress Cllrs Ken and Wendy Foster, council leader Cllr Vivien Pengelly, Plymouth City Development Company chief executive Gavin Carrier, Plymouth’s top police officer Chief Supt Andy Bickley, and many city business figures.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/duke-forced-miss-city-visit/story-11416758-detail/story.html#BfkxmiuqlLgVjy63.99

2010

Stonehouse Barracks is home to the headquarters of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines as well as a collection of its units including 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group … Location Stonehouse, Plymouth

A Devon-based Royal Marine unit has been renamed after a World War II intelligence unit formed by James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming.

Formerly known as the UK Landing Force Command Support Group (UK LFCSG), it carries out intelligence gathering and analysis.

In recent years it has been deployed on operations in Iraq and AfghanistaThe unit is part of 3 Commando Brigade.
Covert operations

Lt Col Matt Stovin-Bradford, the unit’s commanding officer, said: “A change of name hardens an already galvanised group of specialists.

“The role we perform can be traced back to the Second World War, a lineage of which we are immensely proud.”

Earlier a ceremonial inauguration parade was held to mark the name change at Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth, the unit’s headquarters.

The original 30 Commando Assault Unit was formed in 1942.

Bond author Ian Fleming, who worked in wartime intelligence, based the concept on similar units used by the Germans.

It gathered information from enemy positions using covert methods and operated in North Africa, the Greek Islands, Norway, Sicily, Italy, Corsica and North West Europe.

It was also involved in the D-Day landings.

The new 30 Commando IX Group will be based at Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-11980837

 


Parliamentarians’ Dinner.
December 3, 2013 ·

Last week’s Parliamentarians’ Dinner at Stonehouse Barracks was another fabulous event.

Members of Plymouth Area Business Council (http://pabc.co) attended this sell out event and here is Jonathan with Simon King and Charles Howeson, being greeted by David Coslett of Plymouth University, and with Major General David Hook of the Royal Marines.

More pictures of how the dinner unfolded can be seen by following the link (to http://netprinter.co.uk/pabc/).

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:EVlDol9qgA0J:https://www.facebook.com/FormediaMarketingPR/photos/a.670775492963347.1073741828.162621160445452/670782456295984/%3Ftype%3D3+&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-11980837

Howeson, of nearby Craigie Drive, Stonehouse

 

Jimmy Savile was always a great friend of the Royal Marines.

The year was 1969 and the Leeds legend was at the Royal Marine Commando School in Lympstone, Devon, to take on its famous assault course for a children’s documentary.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/sir-jimmy-savile-s-commando-training-ordeal-exclusive-1-3936017

LYMPSTONE camp had a  Savile Room used for family functions
The serial paedophile DJ proudly maintained links with the corps, often attending their parades and ceremonies right up until his death.
Savile’s coffin was even carried by Royal Marine pallbearers.
JIMMY SAVILE carried out a string of sex assaults at a Royal Marines Commando base. He attacked at least four people at the elite special forces unit’s training centre.
Among those who trained at the site in Lympstone, Devon, was Prince Edward.  Edward joined as a cadet officer in 1986

FGW advisory board chairman Charles Howeson July 19 2014

Mr Howeson made his name at the helm of organisations including First Great Western, NHS South West and the regional arm of the Queen’s bank, Coutts and Co.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “A 67-year-old man from Plymouth, arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences, is on police bail until January 23, 2017.”

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Howson served for nearly 25 years in the Royal Navy at home, overseas and afloat, which included secondment to other national governments.

This involved world wide travel and setting up house abroad on three occasions.https://issuu.com/navynews/docs/197503

He left the service at the age of 39 from the post of Chief of the Allied Staff in Gibraltar

1975 When H.M.S. Sirius was manning the guardboat she gave as many volunteers as possible the chance of duty in her – pictured at the Rock are Lieut C. A. Howeson and members of one of the crews who served in H. M. F. T. Ettrick.


He is a Member of the Establishment:

Fellow of the Institute of Directors
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Fellow of the Faculty of Building
Fellow of the Nautical Institute
Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation
Freeman of the City of London and Member of the Guild of Freemen
Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights
Younger Brother of Trinity House
Honorary PhD (Management) from the University of Plymouth
Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve

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Nationally and Regionally

Amongst other appointments he is currently the

Chairman of First Great Western Trains Advisory Board,

Chairman National Health Service Property Services Ltd (National) and

leads DoH/MOD Nationally on veterans and reserves matters),

Chairman the Consumer Council for Water in the West,

The Social Networks of the Public Elite

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Charles Howeson asked to become the Regional Chairman of Coutts and Co private bankers in the South West in Summer 2009
Coutts
…the bank could have been handling the proceeds of crime for a three-year period up to November 2010 after failing to properly deal with customers classified as “politically exposed persons“.[19]

Breaches of money laundering rules

In March 2012 Coutts was fined £8.75m for breaches of money laundering rules after three years of “serious” and “systemic” problems in handling the affairs of customers vulnerable to corruption because of their political links.[19] The Financial Services Authority (FSA) fined Coutts because of an “unacceptable risk” that the bank could have been handling the proceeds of crime for a three-year period up to November 2010 after failing to properly deal with customers classified as “politically exposed persons“.[19]


Charles Howeson:
Former Chief of the Allied Staff of Nato, and commander in Royal Navy; director of six companies; board member of Millfields Community Economic Development Trust, Plymouth Naval Base Museum, Seaton Area Residents Association and Theatre Royal – Portsmouth; patron of St Austell’s Royal Navy Association; vice-president of the charity Tomorrow’s People;
previously ran Groundwork Plymouth and a board member of
Postwatch.
Countess of Wessex is Patron of Tomorrow’s People

Whilst in the private sector Charles has just handed over the Chairmanship of the Rowe Group,one of the largest private company groups based in the South West.

He is the Chairman of SPS Ltd (Pathology) and Regional Chairman of Coutts and Co bankers and of Harvey Nash plc.

He is also a trustee of the Bermuda Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (BIOS) and trustee of the 19th Duke of Somerset.

(John Michael Edward Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset, DLFRICS (born 30 December 1952), styled Lord Seymour between 1954 and 1984, is a British aristocratic landowner in Wiltshire and Devon, and a member of the House of Lords.)

He recently handed over the Chairmanship of the UK Seafish Industry Authority.

Howeson retains a range of senior voluntary and community sector appointments in Region, mostly now as President, including serving as

Life Vice president of the board of governors of the (Community) DRAKE Foundation for Plymouth, being a school Governor, and Community leader.

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Charles Howeson and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

He remains (after 13 years) the annually elected Chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council (PABC), comprising the City’s top 250 key sector leaders.

PABC Dinner HMS Ocean 2011

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/tributes-prominent-businessman-former-president-71

 

And off Duty

When not working, Charles is a keen family man (youngest daughter 22) who lives in Plymouth, and enjoys being a competent international cruising yachtsman
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Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Yacht Club

Howeson – member of the RNVR Yacht Club 2014

http://www.rnvryc.org/Resources/Documents/Volunteer/News%20Updates/RNVRYC_News_Update_%20Jul_2014.pdf

SPECIAL GUESTS: Anthony Payne, Lt Col Nick Bruce-Jones, Peter Reichwald, Senior Consultant Harvey Nash plc , Admiral Lord West, Councillor Vivien Pengelly, David Smith, Economics Editor of The Sunday Times, Charles Howeson and Nigel Theyer

A FORMER First Sea Lord was among the guests at a charity dinner in Plymouth last night.

Admiral Lord West of Spithead, who was also the former Minister of Homeland Security, joined 100 guests at the Lord Lieutenant’s charity dinner at the Royal Marines Barracks at Stonehouse.

The dinner was expected to raise well over £1,500 for the Plymouth Drake Foundation.

Organiser Charles Howeson, chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council (PABC), said the charity had raised more than £1.3million in the past 24 months and distributed some £400,000 through about 150 local grants.


http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/sea-lord-charity-dinner/story-13490123-detail/story.html#x0cSKkowWBKu3iXk.99




Odd – a man of “his standing” doing a rug cleaning testimonial…

Charles Howeson director at Plymouth College and St Dunstans Abbey Schools Charity

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https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/05189426/officers

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2010 Plymouth College report – lacking: The school does not meet all the requirements…and therefore it is required  to: implement appropriate safeguarding arrangements…

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Charles Howeson who recently opened the new PwC offices in Plymouth has been appointed President of the Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce


Shame Your Social Worker

We are ashamed to be British, who would have thought this goes on in our society?
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check out chamber of com, CHARLES HOWESON, DRAKE ISLAND, plymouth THE NAVY AND BOYS.

SIR GEOFF HOLLAND, JOHN STEVEN,
MIKE COLES AND SMALLIES.

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http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/video-drake-s-island-heyday-activity-centre-1960s/story-20471841-detail/story.html

 

SIR GEOFF HOLLAND and Prince Philip

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The Marine Biological Association’s Royal Charter. From left to right: MBA Deputy Director Dr Matt Frost, MBA President Sir Geoffrey Holland, The patron of the Marine Biological Association, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh,and MBA Director Professor Colin Brownlee.

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh meets Sir Geoffrey Holland, President of the Marine Biological Association

Sir Geoffrey Holland is a governor of a school with Elizabeth Butler Sloss

Butler-Sloss is a Devon resident.

Lady Butler-Sloss criticised for giving evidence for defence in child rape trial

Retired high court judge also gave character evidence in 2007 assault trial of Philip Chard, who was convicted this month of raping 13-year-old girl

Butler-Sloss said she had known Chard for 20 years because his mother, Valerie, was her cleaner at her home in east Devon. Chard, from Lympstone, near Exmouth in Devon, often took his mother to Butler-Sloss’s farmhouse home and sometimes stayed there for a couple of hours.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/24/lady-butler-sloss-criticised-for-giving-evidence-defence-child-rape-trial-philip-chard

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Captain Charles and Emma Howeson representing the Royal Navy


Devon History Society: April 2010
www.devonhistorysociety.org.uk/2010_04_01_archive.html?m=0
The campaign, led by Charles Howeson, chairman of the Plymouth Area Business …. will lay the stone, and it is expected to be done with due masonic honours.

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Sir Geoff Holland is a Governor (along with Baroness Butler-Sloss) and Chairman of the Merchant Taylors’ Company Educational Trust (MTET) which acts as steward of the affairs of both Merchant Taylors’ & St John’s Schools.

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https://www.ukcorporations.org/merchant-taylors-school

Mountbatten Britannia Pitcairn – Earl Mountbatten and HRH Prince Phillip visited Pitcairn via the Royal Yacht Britannia during February 1971.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Mountbatten wearing tropical white Admiral of the Fleet uniform with Rear Admiral Trowbridge with Britannia anchored at the Pitcairn Island on the 21st February , anchoring at Bounty Bay


Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Lord Louis Mountbatten former chauffeur Norman Nield exposed him

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, there have been such newspaper headlines as, “‘Uncle Dickie’ the Sex Pervert” (N.Z. Truth, Sept.  8, 1987), since Mountbatten’s former chauffeur, Norman Nield, started revealing details of the late Lord Mountbatten’s alleged sexual exploitation of boys.

Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten

 


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Edward Prince of Wales and his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten “relax” in a canvas swimming pool on board H. M. S. Renown during their 1920 Empire Tour.

Lord Louis was a great grandson of Queen Victoria and the uncle of Prince Philip (consort of Queen Elizabeth II). Mountbatten was also a promiscuous bisexual who was famously rumored to have had an affair with Edward VIII (who was Prince of Wales at the time) when he accompanied him on his Empire tours (see photo above).

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The Queen. Like any human being, she is subject to the influence of those around her. While he lived, Lord Mountbatten was a persuasive counsellor, and he formulated the plan for Prince Charles’s unusually rigorous education.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/26/magazine/an-informal-look-at-the-royal-family.html?pagewanted=all

 


Charles Howeson and Prince Charles:

The Charity

The Charity name is ‘The Britannia Association’.


Patron

His Royal Highness Admiral of the Fleet, Prince Charles The Prince of Wales KG GT GCB OM AL CD QSO PC

Deputy Vice Patron

Commodore Charles Howeson – Royal Naval Reserve, FIoD, FCMI, FNI, FFB, FRSA, Hon.D.Man

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The ROYAL BRITANNIA

Howeson, Charles Arthur
Lt N3 – rank
1973-74 – served

CLARENCE HOUSE

September 4 2003 : The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Britannia Association, this morning received Admiral Sir John Brigstocke, Captain Sir Donald Gosling RNR and Commander Charles Howeson, RN (Retired).

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/court-circular-gj8tjtg8hdf

RH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

December 18 2004

LAUNCH

Britannia Association

Captain Sir Donald Gosling Vice Patron, together with the President Sir John Brigstocke, Chairman Rear Admiral Robin Shiffner and the Hon Secretary Commander Charles Howeson marked the publication of the Britannia Association Commissioning Book Bravo Zulu — Bravo Alpha with a presentation of the book to the Patron, Vice Admiral The Prince of Wales at Clarence House on Wednesday. They were joined by Admiral Sir Alan West, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Jock Slater, Chairman The White Ensign Association, Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, Editor The Naval Review, Vice Admiral Sir Christopher Morgan Chairman RNBSO, the book Editor Captain David Wixon and Designer Mrs Alison Graham.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/announcements-88bd065zsck

Howeson’s commander:

 

Rear Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge, KCVO  Royal Britanniaa 1970-1975

http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/about-the-royal-yacht/life-below-decks/dedicated-crew/commanding-officers/

Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge, who died on Sunday aged 83, was the first officer to rise from boy sailor to captain of the Royal Yacht Britannia and the last Briton to serve as Governor of Western Australia.

A personal friend of Prince Philip since they had served in the British Pacific Fleet at the end of the Second World War, he had an unusually long-serving and successful term as Flag Officer Royal Yachts from 1970 to 1975 when Britannia

Trowbridge was commissioned in 1940 and served at sea throughout the Second World War. He was in the destroyer Wakeful after the end of hostilities with Japan when she transported prisoners of war to Sydney; and Lady Mountbatten was in charge of repatriation. Trowbridge was mentioned in dispatches.

This was when he met Prince Philip, who was first lieutenant of another destroyer in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla. Together they were in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese signed their surrender after atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Trowbridge was appointed KCVO in 1983.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1429505/Rear-Admiral-Sir-Richard-Trowbridge.html


Crew enjoy a drink in the petty officers’ mess in August 1973. Each of Britannia’s 20 officers and 220 yachstmen, known as ‘Yotties’, were personally selected by the Commanding Officer to serve on the vessel. They wore soft-soled shoes to reduce noise and were given orders by hand signal to avoid disturbing The Queen. Duties included ensuring the slope of the royal gangway was never steeper than 12 degrees.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-22122763

Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

The Queen offered Britannia to her daughter, Princess Anne, for her honeymoon with Captain Mark Phillips in 1973.

http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/about-the-royal-yacht/royal-residence/royal-honeymoons/

Royal Britannia 1973-74

... tour to the Pacific Islands and New Zealand in 1973 and the Far East Tour in 1974

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2317034/hmy-britannia-collection-work-book-32-1973-74

Mr Howeson left the post of Chief of the Allied Staff in Gibraltar aged 39 (1989) according to the Plymouth Area Business Council, of which he is chairman.


PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

some of the directors..

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Brian John Gerrish, Charles Howeson – Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

https://www.ukregistry.org/plymouth-chamber-of-commerce-and-i

BAILEY ENERGY MANAGEMENT LIMITED Company Directors

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BAILEY ENERGY MANAGEMENT LIMITED

BRIAN JOHN GERRISH was the first director of this company.

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/03057921/BAILEY-ENERGY-MANAGEMENT-LIMITED/companies-house-data

^ Brian Gerrish of UK Column was a co-director of Bailey Energy Management Limited and on the PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY with Charles Howeson

Brian Gerrish served on the HMS Cleopatra with Charles Howeson

 

Lieutenant Commander RN Brian Gerrish, rt: “I was in the Navy for 21 years and left in 1993.

Gerrish then went into business…

The business was energy management.  We looked after the energy accounts, electricity, gas,water for large commercial organisations

https://www.forcesreunited.co.uk/m/briangerrish#?activeTab=1

https://centurean2.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/cpexposed-is-back-up_-lt-cdr-brian-gerrish-royal-navy-rtd/

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?17918-Scientologist-give-award-to-Brian-Gerrish

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-33674221

Carol Stadler

Of course, it would be unfair and unreasonable to draw kneejerk conclusions from this friendship. However, as Gerrish himself would (somewhat hypocritically) put it, it’s important to get all the facts out there.

https://hoaxteadresearch.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/gerrish-and-stadler-facebook-friends/

 

John Hemming MP – Brian Gerrish had invited him to the conference

John HOf course, it would be unfair and unreasonable to draw kneejerk conclusions from this friendship. However, as Gerrish himself would (somewhat hypocritically) put it, it’s important to get all the facts out there.emming and his Fathers Rights friends (one of whom is the convicted paedophile Nigel Oldfield)

http://revolutionharry.blogspot.com/2011/10/pied-pipers-of-truth-movement-how-about.html

You should ask John Hemming of his own involvement with paedophiles NIGEL OLDFIELD and BRIAN ROTHERY

https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/paedophilia-how-one-piece-of-news-can-kill-a-novel/

You should also ask Hemming about why paedo COLIN TUCKER was allowed to run Birmingham childrens services, and adoption

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Terence Ewing was arrested with Gleaves. Who are these MPs?

Were Austin Mitchell and John Hemming aware of the fact that Terence Ewing was a paedophile?

Austin Mitchell, an MP who voted against protecting CSA whistleblowers.

 

The Association of McKenzie Friends are the group ‘supporting’ Ella Draper and Abraham Christie, who along with Sabine McNeill are wanted for questioning by police in relation to allegations of harassment and child abuse connected to the Hampstead Satanic Claims.

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Belinda McKenzie, Terence Ewing, and Sabine McNeill

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Keith Hammerton and Roger Gleaves

Keith Hammerton and Roger Gleaves are both convicted paedophiles.

And both happen to be former business partners of Terence Ewing  advisor for ‘The Association of McKenzie Friends’

Terence Ewing and Keith Hammerton- Euston Trust

Terence Ewing and Roger Gleaves- Mephistopheles Debt Collection Service

Terence Ewing, having been described by a high court judge as “unattractive and indicative of a lack of personal integrity and honesty”, is banned from taking a civil action in England and Wales unless he has the permission of a High Court judge. (BBC News)

I’m sure that many will think that this proves nothing other than that Terence Ewing has an extremely poor taste when selecting business partners.

However, call me old fashioned but I do believe that it is extremely unethical and potentially illegal for ‘The Association of McKenzie Friends’ to seek to sell “video evidence”, “interviews with victims of child trafficking”, and “documentation regarding child abuse”.

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John Hemming MP withdrew as patron of The Association of McKenzie Friends on 22nd January 2015.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/hampstead-mckenzie-friends-and-terence-ewing/

John Alexander Melvin Hemming (born 16 March 1960) is a British Liberal Democrat politician and a businessman. He served as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley from 2005 to 2015.

Your silence on the lampooning of Esther Baker by your friend Hewson is deafening. You seem to condone her behaviour!

Barbara Hewson, best known for ridiculing Esther Baker, is giving you plugs on her TL. Do you associate with her campaign?

John Hemming MP –

The mistress-loving maverick millionaire

AS his wife is found guilty of stealing his lover’s cat, why life is never dull around John Hemming – the politician accused of having 26 affairs during his marriage.

A former heavy-metal drummer who once put himself forward as a candidate for Britain’s first astronaut, he is a multi-millionaire who set up a company writing software for stockbrokers when he was only 23.

One fellow MP denouncing him as unfit for public office. And as of yesterday he is also the man who drove his long-suffering wife to criminality.

Hemming seems to relish his womaniser image; he once voted for himself in a national poll as Britain’s biggest love rat.

http://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/274872/John-Hemming-MP-The-mistress-loving-maverick-millionaire

 Paedophile Nigel Oldfield/GhandhisOPhoenix

Gerrish was made a Lieutenant Cdr 1985

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/50080/supplement/4691/data.pdf

Brian Gerrish was awarded a Royal Navy Scholarship in 1972 and served until 1993, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After an early career in Minehunters and Frigates as a Bridge watch-keeper, Navigator and Principal Warfare Officer, he specialised as an anti-submarine warfare expert during the cold war period. He has extensive experience with RN, United States Navy and NATO forces in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Norwegian Sea, detecting and tracking Soviet Nuclear Submarines. Operations included protection of UK nuclear deterrent as well as joint US/UK anti SSBN (ballistic missile submarine) missions along the eastern seaboard of the USA.

His expertise included fixed, mobile and airborne active and passive sonar systems, electronic warfare, weapons systems, chemical, biological and nuclear protection, communications and COMSEC, oceanography, wide area and local intelligence picture analysis, and associated security matters. Brian also lectured at the Royal Netherlands Navy School of Warfare Den Helder for two years, and headed the Royal Navy’s anti-submarine warfare staff for Flag Officer Sea Training at Portland UK. His last appointment before leaving the service was in Command of HMS Orkney, an Offshore Protection Vessel, tasked with Fisheries Protection and security of North Sea Oil installations.

https://centurean2.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/cpexposed-is-back-up_-lt-cdr-brian-gerrish-royal-navy-rtd/


Charles Howeson – Chairmanship of the United Kingdom Sea Fish Industry Authority

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Fishy Business for Orkney Captains Lieut – Cdr. Brian Gerrish (seated)

Former Cdr RN Charles Howson charged Man many talents business & high society connections up to Royalty. Plymouth Magistrates Court 13 Apr17

Puzzling to see Charles Howeson chosen by former @CommonPurpose Chief @DC_Police Maria Wallis


Directors at Radio Pymouth LTD

HOWESON, Charles Arthur, Commander 2004- 2005 and

2008-2012

SCHOFIELD, Phillip Bryan 2004-2005


Radio station ready to recruit for launch

Plymouth Radio’s board of principal shareholders is made up of leading Plymouth business figures including Charles Howeson, chair of the Consumer Council for Water’s Western committee, and Karen Stockdale, director of the Plymouth media partnership.

TV’s Philip Schofield – who began his career on Hospital Radio Plymouth – is also an investor and is expected to contribute to the on air-launch.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/radio-station-ready-recruit-launch/story-11464639-detail/story.html#6sXZcCrZMKDRCj2U.99

In February 2010, Schofield launched Radio Plymouth in Devon.

When he was 15, his first foray into media was a Sunday show onHospital Radio Plymouth.[2]

In 1985, Schofield returned to Britain, where he became the first in-vision continuity presenter for Children’s BBC on weekdays for two years from September 1985.[2] From 1988 to 1991, Schofield was the host of the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, a teen magazine awards show.


The television presenter showed a list of alleged paedophiles to David Cameron that included the name of Lord Alistair McAlpine

David Cameron warns against ‘witch-hunt’ amid paedophilia allegations

ITV presenter Phillip Schofield confronts prime minister with list of names of politicians possibly involved in child abuse claims

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236867/Phillip-Schofield-ITV-pay-Lord-McAlpine-125k-damages-Tory-paedophile-list-blunder.html#ixzz4b7bdYAQw

Jimmy Savile tweets Paul Schofield 2009

https://web.archive.org/web/20121117234649/http://twitter.com/JimmySavile

RAILWAY HERITAGE TRUST
OFFICERS AND ADVISORY PANEL

EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Hon Sir William McAlpine Bt

sir-williamSir William (Bill) McAlpine is the Chairman of the Railway Heritage Trust, a post he has held since the Trust was formed in 1985. Sir William is the great-grandson of Sir Robert McAlpine, who founded the contracting company that bears his name to this day. Sir William spent his working career, apart from National Service, in the company, starting as an apprentice fitter, and spending many years as a Director.

Sir William has a life long interest in railways, and has one of Britain’s most interesting private railways in the grounds of his home. He is more well known for saving the locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ which was stranded in America in the early 1970s, repatriating it to the UK, and running it on the main line for many years. He has also been heavily involved in other locomotives and carriages, and retains a large private collection. In addition, he served on both the Southern and the Great Western Advisory Boards of British Rail, is Chairman of both Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company and the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway, is President of the Transport Trust and is involved with many other preservation organisations.

Charles Howeson

Advisory Panel Member since 2009

Amongst other appointments, Charles is currently the Chairman of First Great Western Trains Advisory Board, Chairman of the UK Seafish Industry Authority, and Chairman of the National Health Service (Strategic Board) for the South West and the Consumer Council for Water in the South West.  In the private sector Charles Chairs the Board of the Rowe Group, one of the largest private company groups based in the South West and is the Regional Chairman of Coutts and Co bankers. He is also a trustee of the Bermuda Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (BIOS) and of the 19th Duke of Somerset.

In the voluntary and community sector, he holds a wide range of honorary and elected appointments in the South West including, in Plymouth, being Chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council and Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce. He is the founding Chairman of the City Regions (Community) Drake Foundation.  Charles is passionately interested in the UK Railway and has “Second Great Western” running around his garden in G Gauge.

http://railwayheritagetrust.co.uk/rht-people/



OU is the magazine for the Old Boys and Girls of Uppingham School.

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Charles Howeson (Fgh 63) – Old Uppinghamian – OU has Masonic Lodge

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Charles Howeson – (Honorary) Doctor of Management
Charles Howeson served for 25 years in the Royal Navy, retiring in 1991 from the post of Chief of Allied Staff in Gibraltar. In the mid 1990s he established a successful property company, and followed that by founding a retail, wholesale and distribution company group that became a significant retained contractor to the government.
Charles has held a number of significant positions, including Chairman of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Director and Vice Chairman of the Millfields Community Economic Development Trust. He is currently a Board member of the Local Strategic Partnership (2020), and Chairman of First Great Western Trains Advisory Board, the UK Seafish Industry Authority
and the Rowe Group. In the last month he has been appointed Chairman ofthe NHS in the South West.

 


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Howeson’s daughter is an Old Uppingham alumna

Phillippa ‘Pip’ Menzel (nee Howeson) (Fd 98) is now running her own design

Make a Success of your Start-Up:  Interview with bespoke tailor, Pip Howeson

His daughter Pippa Howeson is a tailor to  Stephen Fry and she is married to Robin Rudolf Menzel (1966), m.2012 Phillippa Howeson

 

Doug Richard and Chris Ingram have invested in Pip Howeson

Dragons’ Den investor Doug Richard.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/11577324/Stephen-Frys-tailor-on-stitching-for-the-stars.html

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Pip Howeson’s husband is part of a dynasty –

Descendants of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg

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Father Sam Philpott  visits  Nigerian family (Helen and her six children)  in the Yarl’s Wood centre in Bedfordshire.http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/disp…entPK=19784499

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The Reverend Prebendary Samuel Philpott from Plymouth is made an MBE by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace..

Father Sam Philpott – Party to celebrate Priest’s MBE

July 31, 2012

Father Sam Philpott was ‘overwhelmed’ that parishioners at St Peters Church in Wyndham Square threw a party for him inviting along many people he had worked with over the years.

Father Philpott has been at the forefront of pioneering projects including the Ship homeless hostel, Plymouth Mediation and The Millfields Economic Development Trust, which he chairs. He also worked with sex offenders to try to get them to face up to their offences and lay down roots so they weren’t constantly travelling round.

He has been involved in schemes including Wheels, which encouraged children to work on car repairs, and Stables, which taught children how to interact more effectively by teaching them activities such as theatre and rock climbing.

He is currently involved in the Widening Horizons project which encourages children’s aspirations.

And he has worked with business leader Charles Howeson on the Drake Foundation which is “raising sums for good things in the city”.

He also sent out a huge thanks to Charles Howeson.

Charles Howeson

Board Director

Millfields Trust

Official opening of the Genesis Building at The Millfields Trust by HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne
Jun 29, 2015
One of his most recent achievements was the official opening of the state-of-the-art Genesis building on Union Street by Princess Anne last week.

Chaplain to Bishop of Plymouth

Church of England
– Present (4 years 8 months)

Reverend Prebendary

Church of England
(34 years 8 months)

Retired as Priest in Charge of St Peter Plymouth April 2013
Appointed Chaplain to Bishop of Plymouth May 2013-
Retired as Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral April 2013; appointed Prebendary Emeritus
National Council & Executive of Forward in Faith
Regional Dean of Tamar (Diocese of Exeter & Truro)

Member of General Synod 2010-2015
Member of Exeter Diocesan Board of Education
Governor All Saints Church of England Academy Plymouth
Chair of Governors of St Peter’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Plymouth
Governor of St George Church of england Primary Academy
Trustee of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacarment
Trustee of Drake Foundation & Chair of Grants Committee Plymouth
Chair of Millfields Economic Development Trust Plymouth
Member of Plymouth Fairness Commission April 2013-
Member of Plymouth City Council Child Poverty Cross Party Group 2013-

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sam-philpott-mbe-b775b010


 



CSA at Merchant Taylors’School/Stephen Freedman/the Royal Navy section of the school’s Combined Cadet Force

 FORMER TEACHER , HAD 8,000 IMAGES OF CHILD ABUSE; Jail for Sailing Coach Who Stalked the Net

He was investigated on suspicion of supplying indecent images of children.

arrested on suspicion of distributing indecent images of children

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Stephen Freedman, who worked at Merchant Taylors’ in Crosby for more than 20 years, admitting 18 counts concerning thousands of sick images of children being abused, along with hundreds of videos, and images of people having sex with animals.

Biology teacher Freedman, 54, took early retirement from the school in 2008, but continued to be employed as a sailing teacher and was involved with the Royal Navy section of the school’s Combined Cadet Force up until his arrest in 2010.

Regarded as a pillar of the community he was honoured with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2000, the Cadet Force Medal in 2002, and a clasp for that medal in 2009.

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From left: Lt Cdr (SCC) Stephen Freedman RNR, Cdr Cedric Loughran RNR, Lt (SCC) Sidney Taylor and POC Christopher Pagett with their certificates

Dedication is rewarded

THERE was a strong Naval element at the annual Lord Lieutenant’s Reserve Forces and Cadets presentations for Merseyside. Not only was RN HQ Merseyside chosen as the venue, but Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Vice Chairman Cdr Cedric Loughran also deputised at the last moment to make the presentations. Three of the main recipients were shining examples of the best of Sea Cadet spirit. As well as teaching biology at the Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby, Stephen Freedman (48) also dons the dark blue uniform of a lieutenant commander to lead the school’s Combined Cadet Force Naval Section. His citation for a Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate highlighted the fact that Stephen has filled this demanding role with great distinction, and is also second in command of the school’s cadet force.

For many years he has run the CCF RN Camp at HMS Bristol at Whale Island, founded the annual Cadet Forces Regatta, staffed a yacht crewed by cadets sailing from Scotland to Norway, and runs the Bridge Trainer for the RN Cadet Camp at Dartmouth each summer.

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Mr Freedman, who has been decorated for his naval work in schools, also occasionally took activities at Liverpool College in Mossley Hill.

From 1991 to 2008, he ran the Royal Naval Section of the Combined Cadet Force at Merchant Taylors’.

His expertise includes dinghy and power boat instruction.

And, in 2006, he was awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate given sparingly for military service beyond the call of duty. At the time, he said: “It has been the most rewarding part of my career and I like to think that my involvement has not only opened up opportunities for our cadets, but for myself as well.”

“Mr Freedman was an able and experienced member of the biology department who retired from teaching in July, 2008.

“The school has no further comment to make at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.”

The criminal investigation comes three months after a jury found 25-year-old Hannah McIntyre not guilty of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil while employed as a classics teacher at the school.

Dating back to 1620, the independent school is consistently among the country’s best performing.

Ex-Merchant Taylors’ Teacher Arrested over Indecent Images Daily Post (Liverpool, England), July 15, 2010

IN THE NAVY- GAYS AND SPOOKS


WHO’S WHO

Patron

Her Majesty the Queen

Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps

His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG GCVO

GCVO
GCVO

President

Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC

Chairman

Captain Nigel Palmer OBE MNM

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Coles

Captain Sea Cadets

Captain Phil Russell RN

Trustees

Captain Nigel Palmer OBE, MNM (Chairman)
Mr Tony Allen
Dr Louise Bennett
Ms Liz Cassidy
Mr Andrew Davenall
Mr Simon Figgis
Dr Sheila Fitzpatrick MBE
Mr Alan Marsh FICS
Mr Alex Marsh
Mr Nick Mason
Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey KCB, CBE
Mr John May
Captain Ian McNaught MNM
Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE, DL
Ms Kathryn Stone OBE, CDir, FloD
Commodore Bill Walworth CBE, RFA, MNM
Mr John Taylor
Mr Robert Woods CBE (Vice Chair)

http://www.ms-sc.org/whos-who

Sexual abuse of cadets ‘was covered up by officials who urged victims not to tell police’

Tony as a cadet

Tony was 14 when he joined Cheshunt Sea Cadets, in Hertfordshire, in 1979. Tony’s attacker was not suspended, he was promoted and moved to another division

He said he woke to find his commanding officer Alan Waters at his bedside while he was on a weekend trip away.

Terrified of returning, he told his parents – whose complaints were met with a home visit from two Sea Cadet officers, in full uniform.

Tony’s parents were dissuaded from approaching the police by the officers and in return for not taking matters further, they were promised that Waters would be moved from looking after children.

John Wesley and Alan Waters present decanters to Vice-Admiral Paul Boissier  and Ewan Steele

 Alan Waters held a title in a naval veterans’ organisation until March this year

But Panorama has discovered that he was not dismissed or even suspended – he was, in fact, promoted and moved to a division in North London where he was in charge of 10 Sea Cadet units.

What’s more, concerns by other members of the corps after this appointment were dismissed by the very top – the Captain of the Sea Cadets – who said the allegations were “thoroughly investigated” and “not proved”.

Waters was later convicted for separate child abuse offences in India in 2006 and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Panorama has found out that despite this, until March 2017 he held a title in a naval veterans’ organisation – as honorary secretary of HMS President Retired Officers Association.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40457123

Duncan Alexander Grant – a Retired British Navy office

His grandmother – descendant of Earls of Coventry  and 7th Lord Seton

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John Grant married Ruth Slade in 1935, and they have two married daughters, Tessa, born 1939, and Grizel, born 1941.

 

His father: Rear-Admiral John Grant CB DSO (13 October 1908 – 28 February 1996) was a senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the Reserve Fleet.

He went on to be commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Cleopatra in 1952 and after attending Imperial Defence College in 1954, became Commander of HMS Vernon in 1955.[1] He joined the staff of the Chief of the Defence Staff at the Ministry of Defence in 1957 and became Flag Officer commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1959 before retiring in 1960.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Grant_(Royal_Navy_officer)

Duncan Grant’s father taught by Mountbatten:

John Grant entered Dartmouth in 1922 and left as a midshipman in 1925 to join the battleship Queen Elizabeth. His time in her had a profound influence on his career. Mountbatten was the fleet assistant wireless officer and taught him wireless telegraphy and communications;

(In August 1931 Mountbatten became Fleet Signals Officer in the Mediterranean in the battleship Queen Elizabeth)

Among his postwar appointments was command of the destroyer HMS Fame which carried Princess Elizabeth on her first official visit alone to Northern Ireland in 1946.

After retirement Grant had ten years in the electronics industry, first in the Rank Organisation where he had responsibility for colour television, and secondly, as director and secretary of the Conference of the Electronics Industry.

He married in 1935 Ruth Slade. They had two daughters and two sons.

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The trail of abuse

1995-98 Duncan Grant opens three Anchorage Shelters for Bombay street kids.

1999 February: A German schoolteacher is convicted of sexually abusing a boy who had stayed at the Anchorage Shelters. The boy tells the court that he lived at a shelter run by “Dunkel from London” for 18 months and had had sex with several foreign men during that period.

2000 Rumours about sexual and physical abuse at the Anchorage Shelters start to circulate among Bombay’s social-worker community.

2001 January: Childline India receives first telephone complaints by boys from the Anchorage Shelters.

August: Spot inspection of Anchorage Shelters by the Maharashtra State Monitoring Committee for Juvenile Justice reveals boys being regularly beaten and “allegations” of sexual abuse.

November: Five boys make a formal complaint to police against Grant and Alan Waters, alleging sexual and physical abused. Charges are filed. Grant and Waters, already in the UK, refuse to return to India on legal advice.

2002 April: Indian Police issue international warrants and Interpol “red corner” notices for the arrest of Grant and Waters.

May: Grant goes to Kenya to investigate setting up new Anchorage Shelters in Nairobi

June: Grant moves on to Tanzania where he opens new Anchorage Shelters in Dar Es Salaam.

November: Waters makes the first of three trips to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania where Duncan Grant has set up a new set of Anchorage Shelters for homeless children. He also travels to Malta and Canada over the next six months.

2003 July: Waters is arrested at New York’s JFK International Airport en route to Bermuda.

2004 August: Telegraph publishes articles and photographs revealing that Grant, Waters’s co-accused, is working with children in Tanzania.

September: Waters deported to India from USA. Grant arrested in Tanzania. India seeks Grant’s extradition.

2005 May: Extradition request fails for lack of India-Tanzania extradition treaty.

June: But … Grant is deported to Britain from Tanzania. British police fail to make arrest after Grant misses flight connection and arrives seven hours late. One week later, Grant is tracked down again by The Daily Telegraph, this time to his sister’s house in London.

July: Grant returns voluntarily to India and is arrested on arrival in Bombay.

2006 March: Grant and Waters convicted.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1513438/The-trail-of-abuse.html

1997  

Anchorage Shelter Foundation was known to CHILDLINE India Foundation since its inception. CHILDLINE team interacted with Duncan Grant, Director and Founder of Anchorage Shelter Foundation at a number of including CHILDLINE birthday parties. Mr. Duncan expressed interest in collaborating with the CHILDLINE service.

 

CHILDLINE team visited the shelter home at Colaba where Duncan Grant resided with the boys. CHILDLINE team members puzzled at close physical interaction that was observed between the boys and Duncan. Large amounts of money was given to the children to spent lavishly by Duncan

 

January 2000 Rumours about sexual and physical abuse at Anchorage circulates among city’s social workers community in Mumbai

 

 

http://www.childlineindia.org.in/anchorage-case-trail-of-abuse.htm

Allan Waters (L) and Duncan Grant (R)

Five boys came forward with sex assault allegations against Alan Waters and Duncan Grant

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HMS President Retired Officers’ Association PROA

PROA Honorary Secretary Lt Cdr Alan Waters Dip RSA RNR

Feb 2017

PROA

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President Commander Ian Dunkley RD RNR,

Chairman Peter Beauclark Dewar

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President Commander Ian Dunkley RD RNR

The Sea Cadets – Chairman of the Unit Management Committee, Ian Dunkley is also the full-time manager of the Gravesend Lifeboat Station

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Gravesend Sea Cadet Corps became affiliated members of Gravesend Sailing Club in April 2008.


Signing the Agreement
Although an informal arrangement had been in place for the past year, the arrangement was finally made official. In the photo, the cadets watch Commodore Penny Davies and Sea Cadet Chairman Ian Dunkley sign the agreement.

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Gravesend Unit 159 Of The Sea Cadet Corps

Trustee – Commander Ian Dunkley (Chair)

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HMS President Royal Navy Reserve Force

The historical fireplace inside HMS President

HMS President during the London 2012 Olympics

HMS President supported the national security operations throughout the Olympic Games:

Prince Charles and Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten 
Prince Charles and Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten on board HMS President the Royal Naval Reserve ship lying off the Victoria Embankment for the annual reunion at the weekend with survivors of the destroyer Kelly.


The Chiefs and Petty Officers Mess invited, Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, as the guest of Honour, for the Mess Dinner celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Royal Naval Reserves.

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Al Simpson with Lord Louis Mountbatten,

Al has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his exchange duty and service time with the London Division RNR HMS President, he was the first candidate and laid the foundations for many more to follow to Royal Naval Reserve Units Worldwide.

HMS President holds regular open evenings for potential new recruits to meet serving Reserves and to find out more about joining the Reserve Unit. Entry is open to men and women aged 16-40.

HMS President also serves as the functional head office for the younger Sea Cadets.

Newly refurbished HMS President unveiled by HRH the Duke of York

08/04/2014

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, was recently at the heart of HMS President’s re-dedication ceremony.

The London Royal Naval Reserve unit, home to more than 230 reservists

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2014/april/08/140408-hms-president-duke-of-york


 

Retired officers association banned from Navy training centre after failing to bar paedophiles

 

A Royal Navy training centre has banned an association of retired officers’ from using its base after they failed to expel two convicted predatory paedophiles from their club.

For decades, hundreds of members of the President Retired Officers Association attended formal lunches, dinners, lectures and drinks receptions at HMS President on the River Thames in London.

But, senior officers in charge of the “stone frigate” – a naval base on land – launched an investigation after finding that two high-profile sex offenders had been among those attending functions at the reservist training centre, also used by young Sea Cadets.

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Allan Waters and Duncan Grant were allowed to renew their membership of the retired officers association despite both being jailed in India for six years in 2006 for preying on vulnerable boys at an orphanage in Mumbai.

After completing their jail terms and arriving back in the UK five years ago, Waters, a former lieutenant commander, was made honorary secretary of the association, while Duncan Grant, previously a reservist officer, renewed his membership.

The pair triggered a scandal into how paedophiles posing as charity workers were targeting children from the poorest communities in Third World Countries.

They were convicted of using an orphanage Grant had set up to force children into performing sexual acts before passing them on to a network of sex tourists. In 2008, an Indian high court overturned their convictions for “unnatural sex acts” and conspiring to “obtain minors for immoral purposes”. Three years later, the country’s Supreme Court upheld the original convictions and the men were sent back to jail.

When Waters, now 68, and Grant, 73, completed their sentences and returned to Britain they were made to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.

Waters’ conviction led to fears he may have targeted children while serving as a senior officer training youngsters in the Sea Cadets. In 2017, a former Sea Cadet​ alleged to a BBC Panorama programme that Waters abused him when he was 14, and attending a Cheshunt Sea Cadets centre in Hertfordshire in 1979

Last year, Commander John Herriman, the officer running HMS President, discovered the two men had been spotted attending the independent association’s functions at the Royal Navy’s centre that serves London reservists and cadets.

He then banned both Waters and Grant and the entire association from using the centre over concerns the club lacked a “rigorous” membership criteria, and consequently posed a threat to the centre’s ability to “maintain a safe training environment”.

A source close to HMS President’s senior officers praised Mr Herriman, who retired last year, for his decisive actions, explaining that he was determined to ensure an “old boys’ club” could not tarnish the reputation of a Navy training centre.

“The main concerns was that individuals who could have been or were on the Sex Offenders Register could be allowed to join such an esteemed association,” the source said. “It wasn’t considered good governance from the perspective of the President Retired Officers Association that these men could saunter back in as if nothing had happened.

“HMS President is essentially a training establishment with young people studying there. There may have been occasions where these two men would have access to the unit for lunches or events.

“The challenge running a military training establishment is to make sure you are creating a totally safe environment and there are no opportunities for risks to occur. The best way to do that was to bar the association that was thought not to have robust membership procedures in place.”

It is understood Grant played on his family’s respected military past to allow him to join the association. Grant is the grandson of Major General Sir Philip Grant, who rallied the defence against the German offensive of March 1918 in the First World War.

Waters was appointed superintendent of the Sea Cadet training centre in Portsmouth in 1996. He later became a member of the Sea Cadet Council, the highest body of the corps.

A Royal Navy Spokesperson said: “The Royal Navy has no official link with the President Retired Officers Association, but can confirm we take a very robust stance where there is any risk to our personnel, in particular vulnerable groups such as minors.”

Although no one from the association was prepared to speak on the record, a source said that Waters and Grant were allowed to renew their membership because they had served their sentence and were only attending functions where no young cadets or reservists would be present.

He added that many of the members of the association felt the blanket ban on holding functions at HMS President unfairly penalised retired officers who played no part in allowing the two paedophiles to renew their membership and may have been unaware of their criminal past.


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London man convicted in Indian paedophilia case

Allan Waters (L) and Duncan Grant (R)

Five boys came forward with sex assault allegations against Waters and Grant

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Duncan Grant – his father

1983:

John Grant  retired as a rearadmiral, having gained a D.S.O. during an action at sea with a Russian convoy. He was appointed a C.B. for his service with the Reserve Fleet. … They were followed by two sons, Duncan Alexander, born in 1943, and Andrew James, born in 1948. Duncan Alexander Grant is a lieutenant- commander, Royal Naval Reserve, Reserve Decoration, and in addition to seeing much …

Andrew James Grant after short service in the Royal Green Jackets married an American girl from Pennsylvania, and … He and his wife, Taveta, now have a son aged three, who is the youngest member of our branch of the Grants of …and having spent a period in the banking world of the U.S.A., as well as …

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India’s Supreme Court has convicted two Britons of sexually abusing boys at a children’s shelter in Mumbai.

Duncan Grant, of Hampstead, north London, and Allan Waters, of Hampshire, had been acquitted by the High Court in Mumbai in 2008 for lack of evidence.

But the Supreme Court overturned that decision and upheld guilty verdicts from the trial court in 2006 which sentenced the men to six years.

Charity Childline India Foundation said the case was a “real watershed moment”.

Campaign group Fair Trials Abroad, which represented the accused  Britons in court, is yet to comment on the case.

‘Culture of silence’

Grant, a charity worker, had set up Anchorage shelter in Colaba, Mumbai, in 1995. Waters, of Porchester, was a visitor to the home, Indian police said.

The pair were charged in 2001 with sexual assault after five boys complained to the police about repeated sexual and physical abuse by the men.

William D’souza, an Indian citizen who managed the shelter, was convicted of aiding and abetting the men and sentenced to three years. He had also earlier been cleared by the High Court, in 2006.

Childline India Foundation had appealed against the High Court’s decision to acquit the men.

Kajal Mennon, executive director of the charity, said: “This was a real watershed moment in child sexual abuse convictions (in India)… as laws are extremely opaque, plus there is a culture of silence.”

She added the case would go towards ensuring that people do not take advantage of India’s “laxity of laws” and the convictions highlighted the need of special legislation for child sexual offences in the country.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-12786203

HMS Cumberland and paedophile-run Anchorage Shelter

Paedophiles Grant Duncan and Alan Waters host parties for children aboard ships – Cumberland, Newcastle, and Sunderland

 

Navy News Apr 1, 2001

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Duncan Grant comes back to the UK during the spring and autumn from four to six weeks to give illustrated talks on the shelters to schools, churches, clubs and other organisations. The point of contact in the UK is LT Cdr Alan Waters who visits Mumbai three times a year to relieve Duncan.

We have had some people from very high up in the authorities who st and eat with the street children. A party from the HMS visited.

When former Naval Reserve officer Duncan Grant decided to put down roots he chose a penthouse property close to the tourist centre of Mumbai.

After a working life which ranged from selling domestic electrical components to helping develop marinas in Turkey and the caribbean, he worked for charities on the sub-continent.

When in 1995 he decided he wanted to help street children in Mumbai, there was a ready-made umbrella group in Rescue a Child set up by Catherine Douglas, and although there were no funds, his Anchorage Shelter Foundation became an outreach project of the main charity.

 

 

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Volunteers from HMS Cumberland had plenty of willing assistants when they decorated the Anchorage shelter

“We have had a tremendous response from Cumberland. The Zoo Mess (OMs) on board donated their stereo equipment. Lt Cdr Alan Waters did a round-robin of the Feet and Cumberland picked it up and said we are coming.”

They sent £300 before they got here and have brought £700 now and there’s the stereo and thry held a party on board.

Newcastle and Sunderland were here last year. Newcastle did a paint job at Anchorage 2 and hosted a ship’s visit on board.”

PO Neil Carleton, one of the ship’s party said: “There were 30 volunteers, but we couldn’t get them all in. We always get quite a lot of volunteers for this sort of thing.

The shelter patron is Felicty Kendal. Duncan has spoken at the school attended by Kendal’s son which prompted a fund-raising drive. She has nothing but praise for Duncan’s efforts. “He is doing an extraordinary job.-he is a wonderful man.”

“when I was approached by Duncan, I went to see the shelter. I did some research and spoke to people of note who said what a wonderful place it was.

“I agreed to become patron and I did a lot, everything I could, towards it. He [Grant] went to speak at my son’s school in Westminster, and they thought he was brilliant.

She had written to the Prime Minister to support an application for Grant to be made an OBE in recognition of his missionary work.

“His credentials are superb. He’s a wing commander.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/1469890/Why-I-had-to-resign-as-patron-by-Felicity-Kendal.html

Back home in England, Duncan Grant has rich and well-connected benefactors.

He gave an illustrated talk to the Holy Cross Catholic Church in London.

The son of a rear admiral, he was educated by the Jesuit fathers at Beaumont College, near Windsor.

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Grant is the grandson of Maj Gen Sir Philip Grant, who as the chief engineer of the Fifth Army in the First World War rallied the defence against the German offensive of March 1918.

His great-great-grandfather served in the 78th Highlanders and the King’s American Regiment in the American War of Independence.

The Bombay shelters received money through British schools and churches where Grant gave illustrated talks and from the British charity Rescue-a-Child.

They were never formally registered with the state authorities but by 1999 they had a full complement of some 50 to 60 boys aged from eight to 18. An official Indian report found the homes to be “ramshackle and filthy and the children were being beaten indiscriminately”.

Waters, who is said to know Grant through the Royal Naval Reserve and was a regular visitor to the Bombay shelters.

The British Jesuits said they immediately withdrew their gap year students when they learned of allegations about mistreatment of children.

Vicky Robertson, the chairman of Safe Havens-Tanzania, said she had not been involved with Grant in Bombay but started raising money when he went to Dar es Salaam.

“Duncan Grant was represented to me with impeccable references,” she said.

“When I started fund-raising for his work in Tanzania I did not know about the allegations in India. I was told and, because of the references and confidence I had in Duncan’s work, we decided these 240 children should not be deserted.”

Mrs Robertson, a retired lawyer from Norfolk, is about to visit the Dar es Salaam homes.

She said: “I have every confidence that there are absolutely no grounds for these abuse allegations. Street boys can be bought for five pence halfpenny and you are talking about evidence in a third world country where corruption is rife. Do you think I would support a charity where there is any suggestion of abuse? I have children myself.”

Aruna Buxton, a trustee of Rescue-a-Child, which gave grants to the Indian shelters, said no money had been sent to Tanzania.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/4193375/The-saviour-of-street-children-wanted-on-sex-abuse-charges.html

The engagement was announced 6 May, 2004 between Thomas F. Lacey, son of the late Mr Norman Lacey & Myra Fagon Bosley, & Sophie M.A. Bolton, elder daughter of Sir Frederic Bernard Bolton, Kt, MC (b. 1921), of Pudlicote, Oxfordshire, by his second wife, Lady Bolton (nee Vanessa Mary Anne Robarts b. 1939), daughter of Anthony Vere Cyprian Robarts b. 1910, of that landed family, by his wife Grizel Mary, daughter of Major Sir Philip Gordon Grant, KCB, CMG (1869-1943), by his wife, Annette, fourth daughter of John Coventry, of Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, scion of the Earls of Coventry.

(Hilda Mary) Clare Talbot (b. 23 Feb 1913; d. 28 Nov 1995), mar. 1972 Lt Col Peter Coventry Grant (d. 1973), 2nd son of Maj Gen Sir Philip Gordon-Grant KCB CMG, by his wife Annette Emily Mary Coventry, 4th dau. of John Coventry JP

http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/talbot1831.htm

http://www.thepeerage.com/p59104.htm


The shelters also received frequent foreign visitors – including Grant’s co-accused, Alan Waters, a very senior sea cadet officer and a long-time friend of Grant’s from their days as naval reservists.

One of the alleged victims told The Daily Telegraph that Anchorage boys frequently went to Goa “on holiday” with Grant’s friends where they were expected to perform sexual favours for money.

In August 1998 a 14-year-old street boy from an Anchorage shelter was discovered in a hotel in Goa having sex with a German schoolteacher who was later convicted and jailed for six years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1513435/Hideous-price-of-a-roof-over-their-heads.html

 

As the Indian authorities searched unsuccessfully for him, he was living in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, and had set up three shelters identical to his operation in India. The shelters have attracted gap year students from some of Britain’s leading schools.

British newspaper The Daily Telegraph traced Grant to Tanzania last week, as it emerged that the British Jesuits, who had sent volunteers from some of their schools, had suspended dealings with him.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/21/1092972821596.html?oneclick=true

Allan Waters and Duncan Grant had become quite a fixture in Colaba in Mumbai. The brooding Waters and loud talking Grant were regulars at the Mangalorean hole in the wall, New Martin, cockily giving their take to the press after the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai.

In 2006, Grant, a former British navyman, and Lieutenant Commander Waters, a former superintendent of the British Royal Navy’s National Sea Cadets Centre in Portsmouth in the UK, were ordered to serve the remainder of their six-year prison sentence, after being convicted by a sessions court in Mumbai. Grant was the sole operating trustee of the orphanage, set up by a British charity organisation.

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1110327/jsp/7days/story_13771509.jsp

PRESIDENTS OF THE INSTITUTION OF ROYAL ENGINEERS
Maj Gen Sir Philip Grant, KCB, CMG

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MAJOR-GENERAL SIR PHILIP G. GRANT, K.C.B., C.M.G. Philip Gordon Grant, the younger son of Colonel J. M. Grant, late R.E., was born on the 10th December, 1869, and educated privately and at the R.M.A. He was gazetted int6 the Corps …


Paedophile who abused orphans in India is flown back to UK

Allan Waters

Allan Waters

A HAMPSHIRE paedophile who abused homeless boys in a Mumbai orphanage is back in the UK.

Allan Waters, 63, a retired Naval officer from Portchester, was deported after serving a six-year jail term in India.

He was met a Heathrow by police from Scotland Yard and made to sign the sex offenders register.

Waters, a highly respected Lieutenant Commander formerly of Cador Drive, was found guilty in 2006 of carrying out child abuse at the Anchorage shelter in Mumbai.

He was freed in 2008 by judges at the Indian High Court, who cited “lack of evidence provided by the prosecution’’.

But that decision was quashed by the country’s Supreme Court, which ordered Waters to serve the rest of his six-year jail term and pay damages and fines imposed.

Waters was arrested at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport in 2003 on the basis of an Interpol arrest warrant and was extradited to face charges in India following a complaint from a 15-year-old boy about repeated sexual and physical abuse.

Four other boys also made similar complaints.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9771055.Paedophile_who_abused_orphans_in_India_is_flown_back_to_UK/

Duncan Grant/Allan Waters – Hampstead/Porchester

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Duncan Grant/Allan Waters – Hampstead/Porchester

June 2012

Back in UK: Paedo who abused slumdog children

A PAEDO who abused “Slumdog” street kids in India sneaked back into Britain yesterday — amid fears he could carry out more attacks.

Allan Waters, 63, was deported after serving a six-year term for molesting five boys at a Mumbai orphanage. The ex-Navy Commander was quizzed by Scotland Yard cops at Heathrow and made to sign the Sex Offenders Register.

But Waters was then released into the community despite serious concerns he will re-offend. A Whitehall source said: “Our hands are tied. Waters hasn’t committed an offence here and has served his time in India.

“He will be monitored round the clock to make sure he doesn’t abuse any kids. But it would be fair to say nobody wants him living next door.”

December 2011

Slumdog paedo is back in Britain

A CREEP who sexually abused street urchins at his Mumbai orphanage was freed early to Britain yesterday.

Duncan Grant, 68, (pictured above) was met by Met officers at Heathrow.

After being quizzed and signing the sex offenders register, the ex-Navy officer was let out into the community

Grant was freed from an Indian jail after serving four years for an “appalling violation of trust”. He and a fellow Brit — retired Lieutenant Commander Allan Waters — from Porchester sparked global disgust when it emerged they abused five homeless boys at the “children’s shelter” Grant set up using a Brit charity in Mumbai.

His three Anchorage Shelter Homes gave beds to boys from slums that featured in film Slumdog Millionaire. Good Life actress Felicity Kendal, 65, was persuaded to be a patron. She has cut all ties to the pervert.

As well as abusing the boys, Grant and Waters would hand them over to foreign sex tourists.

Grant, from Hampstead, North West London, and Waters, 63, from Hampshire, were convicted in 2006. In 2008, they were acquitted due to “lack of evidence”.

Abuse … Duncan Grant’s ‘shelter’ for orphans in Mumbai

 That was quashed this March. India’s Supreme Court ruled: “The street children having no roof over their heads became the prey of paedophiles.”

Waters remains in jail but is expected to be released shortly.

Scotland Yard said: “We work closely to monitor offenders to reduce the risk of offending

March 2011

London man convicted in Indian paedophilia case

India’s Supreme Court has convicted two Britons of sexually abusing boys at a children’s shelter in Mumbai.

Duncan Grant, of Hampstead, north London, and Allan Waters, of Hampshire, had been acquitted by the High Court in Mumbai in 2008 for lack of evidence.

But the Supreme Court overturned that decision and upheld guilty verdicts from the trial court in 2006 which sentenced the men to six years.

Charity Childline India Foundation said the case was a “real watershed moment”.

Campaign group Fair Trials Abroad, which represented the Britons in court, is yet to comment on the case.

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Anchorage shelter at Colaba.Grant, a charity worker, had set up Anchorage shelter in Colaba, Mumbai, in 1995. Waters, of Porchester, was a visitor to the home, Indian police said.

The pair were charged in 2001 with sexual assault after five boys complained to the police about repeated sexual and physical abuse by the men.

William D’souza, an Indian citizen who managed the shelter, was convicted of aiding and abetting the men and sentenced to three years. He had also earlier been cleared by the High Court, in 2006.

https://theukdatabase.com/2012/03/09/duncan-grantallan-waters-hampsteadporchester/

Alan Waters – PROA Honorary secretary 2017

 

Abuse … Duncan Grant’s ‘shelter’ for orphans in Mumbai

 That was quashed this March. India’s Supreme Court ruled: “The street children having no roof over their heads became the prey of paedophiles.”

Waters remains in jail but is expected to be released shortly.

Scotland Yard said: “We work closely to monitor offenders to reduce the risk of offending

March 2011

London man convicted in Indian paedophilia case

India’s Supreme Court has convicted two Britons of sexually abusing boys at a children’s shelter in Mumbai.

Duncan Grant, of Hampstead, north London, and Allan Waters, of Hampshire, had been acquitted by the High Court in Mumbai in 2008 for lack of evidence.

But the Supreme Court overturned that decision and upheld guilty verdicts from the trial court in 2006 which sentenced the men to six years.

Charity Childline India Foundation said the case was a “real watershed moment”.

Campaign group Fair Trials Abroad, which represented the Britons in court, is yet to comment on the case.

Grant, a charity worker, had set up Anchorage shelter in Colaba, Mumbai, in 1995. Waters, of Porchester, was a visitor to the home, Indian police said.

The pair were charged in 2001 with sexual assault after five boys complained to the police about repeated sexual and physical abuse by the men.

William D’souza, an Indian citizen who managed the shelter, was convicted of aiding and abetting the men and sentenced to three years. He had also earlier been cleared by the High Court, in 2006.

Childline India Foundation had appealed against the High Court’s decision to acquit the men.

Kajal Mennon, executive director of the charity, said: “This was a real watershed moment in child sexual abuse convictions (in India)… as laws are extremely opaque, plus there is a culture of silence.”

She added the case would go towards ensuring that people do not take advantage of India’s “laxity of laws” and the convictions highlighted the need of special legislation for child sexual o

Call for Sea Cadet inquiry after sex abuse case

Child rights lawyers are demanding an immediate inquiry by the British Sea Cadets after one of its most senior officers was convicted of sexually abusing street children in Bombay.

Lt Cdr Allan Waters, 57, who has worked with the Sea Cadet Corps in Britain for more than 30 years, was jailed for six years and ordered to pay £20,000 compensation for having “unnatural sex” with street children.

A fellow former naval officer, Duncan Grant, 61, was also jailed for six years at the Bombay sessions court.

Grant, a Royal Naval Reserve officer from a distinguished military family, had set up the Anchorage shelters in Bombay, where the abuse took place. He was also ordered to pay £20,000 compensation to his victims.

The judge, P S Paranjape, said the sentence was intended to “wipe the name of India from the map of sexual tourism”.

The court heard that the street boys, aged from eight to 18, were used as objects of “sexual lust” by Grant, Waters and several other foreigners who frequently took boys with them “on holiday” to coastal resorts in Goa.

Boys were also subjected to a brutal regime of corporal punishment in which they were stripped naked and regularly caned by Jesuit-educated Grant and the local manager of his shelter.

Both Grant and Waters were convicted of “unnatural sex acts” and conspiring to “obtain minors for immoral purposes”.

Grant, the grandson of Maj-Gen Sir Philip Grant, who rallied the defence against the German offensive of March 1918 in the First World War, used a wealth of establishment contacts to raise funds for his Anchorage shelters.

His supporters, including the actress Felicity Kendal, two Tory MPs, high-ranking naval officers and the British Jesuits, were convinced that Grant had given up a comfortable life in the West to devote himself to India’s impoverished street children.

However, the court heard that while Grant painted a heart-warming picture of life at his shelters for his British donors an inspection in August 2001 revealed that the children suffered “repeated beatings” and were poorly looked after.

Waters, an old friend of Grant from the Royal Naval Reserve, was a regular visitor to the Anchorage shelters, bringing presents for the children before sexually abusing them, the court was told.

Both Grant and Waters, who intend to appeal against the judgment, claimed they were victims of a conspiracy by another paedophile who convinced the boys to make malicious complaints to social workers in Bombay.

The conviction of Waters raises serious questions about his conduct in Britain, where, The Daily Telegraph has learned, he was formerly accused by a fellow officer of sexually abusing a sea cadet.

Yug Chaudhry, a lawyer who represented the Indian Childline charity in the case, said the Sea Cadets had a “fundamental duty of care to their young members” to investigate whether Waters had abused cadets in Britain.

Information received by The Daily Telegraph said that Waters was caught in a compromising act with a young cadet while he was commanding the Clapton unit of the Sea Cadets in London in the early 1980s. Waters, the sources alleged, dismissed the allegations as “an initiation ceremony” and after a brief suspension was reassigned to another unit, where he continued to rise up the ranks of the organisation.

Waters, who also worked as an education social worker with the Inner London Education Authority in the 1980s, was appointed superintendent of the Sea Cadet training centre in Portsmouth in 1996.

Until his arrest at JFK international airport, in New York, in July 2003, Waters was a member of the Sea Cadet Council, the highest body of the corps.

Last night the Sea Cadets confirmed that it was aware “that a report was made by a Sea Cadet officer who had concerns about Waters” in the early 1980s but said that allegations had “not been substantiated”.

Colin Bonner, the Sea Cadets’ director of administration, said the organisation remained “unconvinced” that Waters was capable of sexual abuse.

“Since The Daily Telegraph reported to us certain allegations about alleged misconduct by Waters many years ago, when he was working for us at Clapton, we have made a great many inquiries into his past,” he said.

“We did find that a report was made by a Sea Cadet officer who had concerns about Waters. But he has been dead for many years and there was nothing to substantiate those allegations at the time and nothing since.

“I am not going to say that it is impossible that Alan could have done the things he has been accused off. Anything is possible. But, from the man I know, I do not think it is likely. I do not believe he would abuse children and we have no evidence that he did.”

However, Mr Chaudhry, who studied law at Cambridge, said it was “inconceivable and inexplicable” that the Sea Cadets would not investigate Waters further.

“They have a duty to vulnerable members to make an immediate and thorough investigation of Waters,” he said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4199412/Call-for-Sea-Cadet-inquiry-after-sex-abuse-case.html

A Sea Cadet lieutenant commander, who has worked with street children’s charities in India, has been detained for nearly two years on false charges of sexual abuse, according to his colleagues, friends and family.

Lt Cmdr Alan Waters, from Porchester in Hampshire, in his late 50s, awaits trial in Mumbai on charges which campaigners say are clearly bogus.

His case, and cases of others facing serious charges abroad, was highlighted yesterday by the organisation Fair Trials Abroad. Baroness Sarah Ludford, the Liberal Democrat MEP who attended the press conference, called for action to be taken in the growing number of similar cases when people are held in foreign jails on flimsy or nonexistent evidence.

 

Lt Cmdr Waters is a superintendent with the Sea Cadets centre. He and his wife, Gwen, have spent many holidays helping a friend, Duncan Grant, in his work with street children at the Anchorage Shelters in Mumbai. The shelters depended on volunteer workers, many from the UK.

Duncan Grant had set up the Anchorage Shelter Home at Colaba, Mumbai in 1995 which was frequently visited by Waters.

In 2001, Mr Grant asked two male volunteers, one British and one Indian, to discontinue hostel visits because he felt they were developing inappropriate relationships with boys there.

Shortly after the confrontation, Lt Cmdr Waters and Mr Grant were both back in England when they heard of allegations being made against them, including sexual abuse, to the Mumbai police by five boys from the shelters who had been befriended by one of the men asked to cease his visits. An investigation was carried out by police and charges were made against Lt Cmdr Waters, Mr Grant and the shelters’ Indian manager, William d’Souza.

In July 2003, Lt Cmdr Waters was travelling via New York to Bermuda in an official capacity with a group of naval cadets. He was detained at JFK airport by US immigration and eventually extradited to India in September last year.

In August 2003, defence lawyers obtained sworn statements from the boys retracting their allegations. They claimed they were offered money by the man barred from the shelters, and had signed statements at the police station written in English, which they would have been unable to understand. Lt Cmdr Waters is still in jail awaiting trial and Mr d’Souza is on bail. Mr Grant has not returned to India on legal advice. “I have been in custody since 2 July 2003,” Lt Cmdr Waters wrote in a recent letter. “How much longer before I get a fair and just trial?”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/may/20/duncancampbell

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Ludford was created a Life Peer as Baroness Ludford, of Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington on 30 September 1997,[2] after serving as a Councillor for the London Borough of Islington 1991-99.

Baroness Ludford is married to Steve Hitchins, Leader of Islington Borough Council (2000–06).[6][7]

Duncan Alexander Grant, a British national, in and around 1995 opened three shelters called the Anchorage Shelters for the welfare of street children in Mumbai and Colaba, Cuffe Parade and Murud.

Allan John Waters was a friend of Duncan Alexander Grant and used to visit the Shelters regularly. Another accused William D’Souza was the manager of the Anchorage Shelters.

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Grant had been allowed to slip back in to the country despite being subject to an international arrest warrant.

 

Last night Benjamin Strickland, whose wife Tessa Strickland – a Conservative councillor for Wandsworth Council – is Grant’s sister, said he had not seen or spoken to his brother-in-law in recent weeks or days.

Despite being wanted on international arrest warrants, Grant and his colleague, Alan Waters, passed through British immigration on 10 occasions. Interpol “red corner” notices – which should be triggered whenever a suspect passes through immigration – were issued in February 2002 but were never enforced by Britain.

Between April 2002 and July 2003 Allan Waters made five foreign trips, but was never stopped. He also made three visits to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where his friend Duncan Grant – wanted for sexually abusing Indian street boys – was running homeless hostels for street children.

However, when Waters landed in New York’s JFK airport en route to Bermuda for a holiday on July 3, 2003 he was immediately arrested and later extradited to India.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1513437/Case-highlights-flaws-in-police-efforts-to-stop-child-sex-tourists.html


Councillor Tessa Strickland:
Tessa Strickland has lived within sight of Battersea Power Station since childhood. She became a Councillor in 1998 for neighbouring Fairfield, but enthusiastically accepted the opportunity to join her home ward of St Mary’s Park in 2006.She is also a trustee of two local charities, organises an RNLI appeal team, fund-raises for the Red Cross and is a member of a Sheltered Housing Trust.The education and welfare of the borough’s children has been an uninterrupted commitment, chairing the Children and Young Person’s Services committee for six years and now serving as deputy. She is also chair of governors at a local primary school (

Governors | Falconbrook Primary School)

and governor of a large secondary school.

A British charity worker accused of paedophile offences against street children in Bombay has been found by The Daily Telegraph after police allowed him to walk freely back into this country last month.

Duncan Grant,  who is wanted on an international arrest warrant and an Interpol red notice, arrived in Britain on June 1 after being deported from Tanzania.

Despite being notified of his imminent arrival by the Foreign Office, police failed to arrest Mr Grant after his flight was delayed, causing him to miss his anticipated connection in Dubai.

Yesterday, however, 19 days after Mr Grant re-entered Britain, The Daily Telegraph found Mr Grant who, it is understood, has still not been contacted by the police.

Since returning, he has been living with his sister, who is a Conservative councillor in London.

She refused to answer the door at her neat Victorian terraced house in south London yesterday, but through the intercom, she claimed she had neither seen nor spoken to her brother since his return to this country.

“I haven’t seen him and he hasn’t been staying here,” she said. Asked if he planned to turn himself in to the police, she said: “I don’t know because I haven’t spoken to him.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1492418/These-men-are-accused-of-paedophilia.-One-is-on-trial-in-India-the-other-is-free-in-Britain.html

A large number of foreign paedophiles were regularly visiting the Shelters and taking the children to Goa where the children were also being sexually abused.

http://www.childlineindia.org.in/anchorage-case-history-updated.htm

On 12 September John Wesley together with the PROA Hon Sec  Alan Waters and his wife Gwen visited the RNLI HQ

 

John Wesley and Alan Waters present decanters to Vice-Admiral Paul Boissier  and Ewan Steele

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Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured in Mumbai, India in 1992. The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running Stock Photo

Jimmy Savile in Mumbai 1992

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sir-jimmy-savile-obe-pictured-in-mumbai-india-in-1992-the-disc-jockey-51324649.html

 

Troy‏ @snowfaked

200: HAPC 20th Anniversity guest speaker/patron Keith Vaz

 HAPC patron, Keith Vaz MP, addressing the 1500 guests

Help A Poor Child charity was founded by paedophile Derek Slade


Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Keith Vaz’s links to Varley are significant as they bring together Goa, Leicester and Islington.

Troy‏ @snowfaked

Raymond Varley was an international trafficker. That’s why his phony dementia claim keeps him safe from extradition.

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

And what of his buddy Derek Slade?

Troy‏ @snowfaked

Varley was connected to Freddy Peats who ran an orphanage in GOA. No evidence found yet linking Varley with Slade.

Real Stories Gallery‏ @RealStoriesGF

Anchorage Shelters… Waters/Grant also worked the mumbai-goa coast.

Azra‏ @PeaceOnEarth222
’97 ChildLine India team ‘puzzled’ by close phys. interaction with boys.

Childline India oversees world child helplines.

“A serial social entrepreneur who’s founded 6 orgs incl. Aflatoun.”

Aflatoun funders, partners, pro bono supporters.

SEXUAL ABUSE OF CADETS

Julian Hankinson – seated fifth from left – while at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow. He was Headmaster of Queen Victoria School at its chief time of crisis.

Reportedly, a powerful child abuse ring has operated at Queen Victoria School (QVS), in Dunblane in Scotland.
“Big fancy cars (sometimes chauffeur driven and displaying pennants, and badges of office) would arrive with well known faces of politicians, judges and other celebrities …

“These people were ‘Friends of QVS’ who were taking certain boys out for a treat.”

Sir Fixed it for Jim


Dunblane Primary School. In 1996, ’16 children from this class were shot dead.’

Thomas Hamilton was held responsible for the 1996 school shooting in Dunblane.

He was a friend of QVS.

George Robertson was a friend of QVS.

Lord Robertson (left)
The UK’s George Robertson was Secretary General of NATO.

“Lord Robertson was the referee on Thomas Hamilton’s shotgun licence.” (‘Blair covering up paedophile scandal?’)

Thomas Hamilton ran clubs and camps for boys and had access to the Queen Victoria School, in Dunblane, a boarding school run by the Ministry of Defence.

The unofficial story is that Thomas Hamilton was supplying pornography, and young boys, to top people including policemen and politicians; and Thomas Hamilton may have been murdered, to shut him up.

It has been suggested that Thomas Hamilton was a patsy and that the real shooters were working for the security services.

In the Dunblane shootings, “none of the survivors would have been able to obtain a good viewing of the gunman.”

The Murder of Thomas Hamilton | Dunblane Exposed / dailytelegraph.news.com.au/

Lord Cullen led inquiries into the Dunblane shootings, and in March 2002 led the five-judge tribunal which heard the failed appeal of the alleged Lockerbie bomber.

A former senior judge / aangirfan: Dunblane / aangirfan: Lockerbie – who were the key players in the trial?

Lord Cullen … physically walked Thomas Hamilton to the massacre.”

If those names get out even now after 12 years, there will be a riot and the press will have a field day!   Lives and careers will be ruined!   Is this why Hamilton‘s file went missing only hours after the killings?  Is this why Lord Cullen, who I believe was a QVS Commissioner, was appointed to preside over the Hamilton investigations?   This is how Masons operate.  They control everything and their allegiance is to each other.  No wonder they want a 100-year embargo on the Hamilton case!

http://dunblane.site/gh_qvs_story.htm


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Queen Victoria School, Dunblane

Hamilton was a friend of Ben Philip, the senior housemaster at Queen Victoria School.

Ben Philip died in December 1993, aged 46, ‘when he fell from a ladder while hanging decorations’.

Malcolm Rifkind‘s close friend Robert Bell sold guns and ammunition to Thomas Hamilton only a few weeks before the Dunblane massacre, according to the Edinburgh Evening News on 23 March 1996.

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Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

It’s pretty obvious that Thomas Hamilton was a stooge. But who hired this thug and what role did the angelic Malcomb Rifkind play?

Tom Minogue‏ @MinogueTom

Neither the man who sold TH his guns & ammo nor his chum (head HMC at QVS Rifkind) were called to give evidence at the PI. Nor were CC of CSP, or the CEO of CSC who gave TH use of schools for his clubs or his Masonic dad. As Ian Bell said there were questions for another day

Malcolm Rifkind is the cousin of Sir Leon Brittan.


Headmaster Hankinson.

Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Forsyth was on the Board of Directors of QVS, and was also responsible for the appointment of Cullen to conduct the school shooting Inquiry.

Prince Philip, a Freemason, is the patron of the Board of Directors of QVS.

Lord Donald Ross, the then Lord Justice-Clerk and Cullen’s superior in the judiciary, was also on the Board of Directors.

StolenKids-Dunblane: 29-Oct-03 – Cullen Inquiry Whitewash

Glenn Harrison, a former housemaster at the boarding school, first raised the alarm about QVS in 1991.

The police told him that the school was covered by the Official Secrets Act and therefore out of their jurisdiction.

Top Scots school in abuse claims

Harrison referred to the ‘Friends of QVS’, which included top people who would often take boys away for the weekend, with the pupils returning “distressed but flush with cash”.

Harrison said: “They had to take their kilts and clean underwear and I was not given a contact address. What may have gone on at these parties was secret but some boys were very disturbed.

“I became disturbed, too, by screams in the dorm at night, empty beds, rituals in dark places and used, warm, filled condoms hurriedly abandoned. There was fear throughout every age group and the teachers knew about it.”

Harrison and his wife refused to sit next to Prince Andrew at a school dinner “in protest at the many unheard voices and suffering of young boys”.

Top Scots school in abuse claims


QVS

The police responded to Harrison’s whistleblowing.

They broke down the door to his flat and removed many of his personal papers.

He was escorted from the school premises and interviewed by detectives.

Harrison moved to Shetland.

The UK parliament’s Hansard recorded a written response from QVS headmaster Julian Hankinson to say that police had “concluded there was no cause for further action on their part”.In November 1996, Harrison wrote to The Shetland Times to say: “I believe that, had my allegations in 1991 been properly investigated, there is a strong possibility that Hamilton would have been discovered.”

QVS
QVS is open to children of those who have served or are serving in the Army, Navy or RAF.

Among the top Scottish private schools hit by child abuse allegations are Fettes, Merchiston Castle School, Fort Augustus Abbey School and Gordonstoun.

Detective Chief Inspector Elaine Galbraith, of the Police Scotland Public Protection Unit, said there were no current investigations into any persons connected with Queen Victoria School.

Top Scots school in abuse claims

Lt Cdr Allan Waters, 57, worked with the Sea Cadet Corps in Britain for more than 30 years

In 2006, in India, Waters was jailed for child sex abuse.

Boys had been stripped naked and regularly caned.

“Information received by The Daily Telegraph ( Call for Sea Cadet inquiry after sex abuse case – Telegraph) said that Waters was caught in a compromising act with a young cadet while he was commanding the Clapton unit of the Sea Cadets in London in the early 1980s.

Reportedly, Waters was reassigned to another unit, and continued to rise up the ranks of the organisation.

Waters was appointed superintendent of the Sea Cadet training centre in Portsmouth in 1996.

Waters was a member of the Sea Cadet Council, the highest body of the corps.
The Sea Cadets confirmed that it was aware “that a report was made by a Sea Cadet officer who had concerns about Waters” in the early 1980s but said that allegations had “not been substantiated”.

In 2006, Jersey Police, in the UK, were investigating child abuse by ‘carers’.

The commanding officer of the Jersey Sea Cadets was arrested for downloading pornographic images including some involving sea cadets.

The attitude of the Sea Cadet authorities of that time ’caused great concern’. (Cached)

There were several convictions for sexual offences involving officers of Jersey Sea Cadets.

Police began noticing links between the victims in those cases and other institutions on the island, including Haut de la Garenne.

Police call off Sea Cadets abuse inquiry

It was announced, in September 2008, that the police investigation of alleged child abuse at the Jersey Sea Cadets has been abandoned.

The Jersey police claim there is insufficient evidence.

The Sea Cadet force used Haut de la Garenne (child brothel).

The third scandalous Jersey case had happened Victoria College to whom the Haut de la Garenne was supplying young recruits.

The maths teacher, Andrew Jervis-Dykes, was jailed in 1999 for indecently assaulting six pupils who he plied with alcohol then abused in their beds during Naval Combined Cadet Force yachting.

He had pleaded guilt and was condemned to four years prison, as an isolated predator, as are all the members of the Zandvoort network, which includes Marc Dutroux.

https://belgianjustice.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/child-abuse-jersey-stinks-of-zandvoort/

A trapdoor leading down to a windowless room holding a single chair, and shackles were discovered during the refurbishment of the care home at the centre of the Jersey child abuse scandal, it has been claimed.

The sinister findings were allegedly uncovered four years ago when the property Haut de la Garenne in the east of the island was converted into a youth hostel after lying empty for 18 years.

The building, where a human skull was unearthed on Saturday, is the subject of an intense police search operation amid fears that the bodies of up to seven children could be buried there.

Two builders working on the site spoke of the alleged finds but the shackle claim was strenuously denied by a Jersey government source.

Robert Boutillier, one of the builders working at the home said: “We found some things that would send a chill down your spine.

“We found some shackles lying around the grounds.

“I picked them up. They were heavy shackles mounted on a wooden block. It was gruesome.

“We also found a pile of about five large canes. They had been removed from inside the building.”

Another builder from Houze Construction, who did not want to be named, said: “It was spooky, I felt like the place was haunted.

“There were shackles lying around. God knows what else was in there, I shudder to think.

“In one room there was a trapdoor leading down to this room which was pitch black. Inside was just this chair. I felt sick.”

But a government source insisted: “Nothing of that nature at all was found at the site.”

Police teams have focused on the home’s bricked-up cellar but were forced to suspend work over fears the structure may collapse. But forensic specialists will return to the scene on Wednesday.

News of the alleged findings came as child abuse offences – and claims that they were covered up – were linked to the island’s top public school and another Jersey care home.

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Maths teacher Andrew Jervis-Dykes was jailed in April 1999 for indecently assaulting six pupils at Victoria College who he plied with alcohol then abused in their beds during Naval Combined Cadet Force yachting trips between 1984 and 1993.

According to an independent report into the case, allegations about Jervis-Dykes surfaced in 1992 then again in 1994. Both times, the school’s headmaster Jack Hydes failed to notify the police or investigate further, the report said.

Former chief education officer of Buckinghamshire, Stephen Sharp, who conducted the inquiry, said Mr Hydes instructed his staff not to discuss the allegations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He accused Mr Hydes and his deputy Piers Bakers – who was in charge of pupils alongside Jervis-Dykes on one yachting trip – of putting the interests of the college and supporting a colleague above protecting its pupils. The pair subsequently resigned from the school.

“If the correct procedure had been followed, it is most likely that Jervis-Dykes would have been suspended and perhaps arrested in 1992,” Mr Sharp said.

Senator Stuart Syvret, who is highly critical of the Jersey government’s record on child protection, accused officials of sweeping the issue under the carpet and demanded to know why the report had been kept secret.

“The reaction of the political establishment was to sweep this under the carpet and keep the veneer of respectability.

“This is just another example of concealment and cover up. They did the bare minimum, prosecuted one perpetrator.”

The Education Minister Senator Mike Verbert said the headteacher and deputy had been punished by dismissal. He defended keeping the report private: “The decision not to publish the report was taken to protect those children.”

Mr Syvret said he would write to Justice Minister Jack Straw later this week to ask for independent judges to oversee any possible prosecution in relation to Haut de la Garenne.

“I am going to ask him – in relation to the current child protection controversy – to appoint independent judges and prosecution,” he said.

Mr Syvret claimed there was evidence of abuse at schools and care homes across the island.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1579886/Jersey-care-home-had-shackles-and-trapdoor.html


 

STATES police officers tried to cover up abuse allegations against an ex-Victoria College teacher, a former detective has claimed.

Speaking at the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, Anton Cornelissen said he began investigating claims into abuse by former teacher Andrew Jervis-Dykes in 1996 but that he was hampered as several members of the force attempted to hide the abuse allegations.

Mr Cornelissen claimed that crucial evidence went missing and was subsequently found in a colleague’s locker.

He also alleged that a former deputy head of the school, John Le Breton, who had left the college and become a Jurat, intervened by complaining to the Law Officers’ Department when an arrest warrant was issued.

The panel heard that Jurat Le Breton allegedly questioned the facts of the case and asked the Law Officers not to issue a warrant.

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It was claimed that former Victoria College deputy head John Le Breton, later a Jurat, asked the Law Officers not to issue an arrest warrant against teacher Andrew Jervis-Dykes

Mr Cornelissen said: ‘He had sight of it [the warrant] and he disputed the facts. I think he complained to the Attorney General or the Bailiff over the facts of the case to try to get the warrant stopped.’

Mr Cornelissen also claimed that when Mr Le Breton was still deputy head, he had been told about alleged abuse by a pupil but had not done anything and had ‘in effect bullied at least one pupil to not make a complaint against Andrew Jervis-Dykes’.

The inquiry yesterday entered a new phase in which it will examine the handling of the 2008 police investigation into historical sexual abuse, named Operation Rectangle.

Mr Cornelissen, who is originally from the UK, moved to Jersey in 1993 and was seconded to the Child Protection Team in 1996.

He began investigating claims that Jervis-Dykes had abused several pupils, but said that the only person who supported the investigation was Barry Faudemer, the then head of the Child Protection Team.

He added that many of his colleagues in the force were ex-Victoria College pupils who did not want their school ‘dragged through the mud’ and therefore did not offer any support to the investigation.

Mr Cornelissen said that a short-time later, his secondment was ended when he refused to pass on confidential information about the Victoria College investigation to another colleague – Derek Upton – who was not part of the inquiry.

The case was dropped shortly after Detective Sergeant Roger Pryke took over the Child Protection Team.

However, Mr Cornelissen, who has since retired, and Mr Faudemer began reinvestigating the case about a year later, but claimed that many of the problems remained.

He said: ‘It harped back to the old thing that “we don’t want Victoria College investigated”.’

He added that he was ‘mortified’ to think that potential victims had not been contacted in a year after he was taken off the initial investigation.

During the second stage of the Victoria College inquiry, Mr Cornelissen claimed that evidence went missing from his desk, including pictures, slides and an index box containing vital witness information. He said that the index box was later found in Roger Pryke’s locker.

Mr Cornelissen said: ‘The index box was very important because up to that point there was nowhere else that had the victim witness details, and I had made a summary.

‘It was a crucial bit of evidence and of course it went missing.

‘I don’t know how it ended up in Roger Pryke’s locker – it was in a large brown evidence sack.’

Jervis-Dykes was jailed for four years in 1999.


http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/12/03/abuse-inquiry-latest-police-in-cover-up-bid-over-abuse-claims-against-teacher/#CZxeTRvJ5j4MWb8Z.99


Sexual abuse of cadets ‘was covered up by officials who urged victims not to tell police’

The Ministry of Defence has reportedly paid out more than £2m to victims of abuse in the cadets

Almost 100 cadet force instructors have been dismissed in the past five years after allegations of sex abuse and leaders repeatedly tried to cover up past allegations, an investigation has found.

Parents of cadets who had been abused were encouraged not to go to the police as cadet organisations tried to hush up the accusations, it is alleged.

A total of 363 sexual abuse allegations, both current and historic, have been made across the Army, Air and Sea cadet forces since 2012, according to a seven-month BBC Panorama investigation.

Lawyers representing victims of the abuse claimed the scale was likely to rival scandals in the Catholic Church and the Jimmy Savile case.

The Army, Air and Sea Cadets are between them one of Britain’s largest youth groups and are responsible for nearly 130,000 children in more than 3,000 clubs across the country.

Former cadets who said they had been abused in the 1980s told the programme that when their parents or loved ones raised concerns, they were urged not to tell the police.

To date the Ministry of Defence has paid out over £2 million to victims of the abuse.

David McClenaghan, head of law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp’s abuse department representing victims said: “I have absolutely no doubts that the abuse in the cadets will mirror the other scandals like the Jimmy Savile case, like the abuse in the Scouts, like abuse in the Catholic Church.”

One victim identified only as Martin said he was 12 when he was “systematically abused and raped repeatedly over many years” by his commanding officer Brian Leonard, at Tennal Grange cadet base in Birmingham.

He told the programme: “You are trained to follow orders and you are trained to respect the officers and do as they tell you.

“That includes having to lie on the floor on a dirty blanket and just lie there and… take it like a man.”

The programme spoke to 10 men who were abused by Leonard in the 1980s.

Martin said: “The thing was it was so blatantly obvious, it was almost as if it was hidden in full sight.”

A girlfriend of one of the victims threatened to report Leonard to the police in 1987, but cadet officers pressured her to keep quiet.

The sergeant said he would take a statement from her, but warned her not to approach the police. No investigation into Leonard was ever carried out. He died in 1996, having never faced justice.

Another victim, identified only as Tony’ was 14 when he joined Cheshunt Sea Cadets, in Hertfordshire, in 1979. He alleged he was abused by his commanding officer Alan Waters on a weekend trip away.

Terrified of returning, he told his parents, whose complaints led to a home visit from two Sea Cadet officers, in full uniform.

Tony’s parents were dissuaded from approaching the police by the officers, as this could lead to the closure of the groups. In return for not taking matters further, they were promised that Waters would be moved from looking after children.

But Waters was just moved to another division of sea cadets in North London, where another instructor raised concern. The Royal Navy captain in charge of all the sea cadet corps responded that the allegations against Waters were “thoroughly investigated – and not proved.”

In 2006 Waters was found guilty in Mumbai of raping and abusing boys at an orphanage run by his naval friend, Duncan Grant. Two years later they won an appeal, which was later quashed.

Waters returned to the UK in 2012 and made to sign the sex offenders register. Despite this until March 2017 he still held a position in a naval veteran’s organisation – Honorary Secretary of HMS President Retired Officers Association.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed police have investigated 282 allegations of abuse in the past five years and 99 instructors have been dismissed.

An MOD spokesman said: “Child sexual abuse is an abhorrent crime, and we have robust procedures in place to protect cadets. This includes all adults who work with children undergoing mandatory security and background checks, rigorous disclosure procedures and regular safeguarding training. We encourage anyone who has been a victim, or knows someone who has, to report it to the police.”

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/04/sexual-abuse-cadets-covered-officials-urged-victims-not-tell/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Prince Andrew, Duke of York commanded HMS Cottesmore from April 1993 until November 1994. photo andre_zps77c866a8.jpg

Final Fix:  Prince Andrew and Jimmy Savile 1994

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles are the patrons of the Sea Cadet Corps, while Prince Andrew is the Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps.

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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Archie Hamilton.]

While I am extolling the virtues of the ATC, I should say that it is just one of the many cadet forces which exist; in all, the ATC, the Army Cadet Force, the Sea Cadet Corps and the Combined Cadet Force offer places for over 140,000 young people. I believe both my hon. Friend and I were members of CCF at school. My comments about the ATC apply to all these bodies.

The ATC has a long list of people who have passed through its squadrons and go on to make a distinguished career for themselves in adult life. Many are senior RAF officers, including the present Chief of Air Staff. Others have come to prominence in all walks of civilian life, among them John Conteh, Richard Burton, Jimmy Savile and my hon. Friend the Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Griffiths).None of this work or achievement would be possible without the many thousands of hours which the volunteer instructors devote to the corps. Although there is a small staff at HQ air cadets and the Ministry of Defence directs policy, the success of the whole scheme rests on the largely unpaid work of people such as Warrant Officer Moss. The instruction and week-by-week work with the cadets is borne by 6,500 commissioned and warrant officers and civilian instructors who are, for the most part, unpaid.

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1984/jun/22/warrant-officer-j-e-moss

Sir Jimmy Savile was a member of the Air Training Corps before being conscripted as a Bevin Boy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7312004.stm

 

The cadets of 208 (North Leeds) Squadron

The squadron, based at Towerhurst, on Oakwood Lane, were one of hundreds of Air Training Corps set up on February 5, 1941, with King George VI as Air Commodore-in-Chief. Among the early recruits was Leeds’s own Sir Jimmy Savile.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-air-cadets-squadron-flies-high-1-3058421

BBC Panorama has uncovered evidence of repeated cover-ups of historical sex abuse in Britain’s cadet forces.

Victims have spoken for the first time of senior cadet leaders covering up complaints, and pressurising families against going to the police.

Overseen by the Ministry of Defence, the cadets is one of the UK’s largest youth bodies with 130,000 members.

The MoD has paid more than £2m to cadet abuse victims, and says it has “robust procedures in place to protect cadets”.

According to Freedom of Information requests, in the last five years 363 sexual abuse allegations – both historical and current – have been made across the UK for the Army, Air and Sea Cadets.

Some 282 cases have been referred to the police and 99 volunteers have been dismissed.

Panorama’s seven-month investigation focused chiefly on uncovering a pattern of historical abuse – conducted by a number of different cadet leaders – in Glasgow, Birmingham and Hertfordshire.

‘Take it like a man’

Martin: “I’ll never know who I should have been”

Martin was 12 when he was “systematically abused and raped repeatedly over many years” by his commanding officer Brian Leonard, at Tennal Grange cadet base in Birmingham.

He told Panorama: “You are trained to follow orders and you are trained to respect the officers and do as they tell you.

“That includes having to lie on the floor on a dirty blanket and just lie there and… take it like a man.”

Panorama has spoken to 10 men who were abused by Leonard in the 1980s.

Brian Leonard

 Martin’s Commanding Officer Brian Leonard (right) died in 1996, having never faced justice.

Martin says: “The thing was it was so blatantly obvious, it was almost as if it was hidden in full sight.”

A girlfriend of one of the victims (who has chosen to remain anonymous) threatened to report Leonard to the police in 1987, but cadet officers pressured her to keep quiet.

The sergeant said he would take a statement from her, but warned her not to approach the police. No investigation into Leonard was ever carried out.

Leonard died in 1996, having never faced justice.

Parents pressured

 Tony’s attacker was not suspended, he was promoted and moved to another division

Tony was 14 when he joined Cheshunt Sea Cadets, in Hertfordshire, in 1979.

He said he woke to find his commanding officer Alan Waters at his bedside while he was on a weekend trip away.

Tony told Panorama: “I looked down and I was exposed… There was no doubt in my mind that he was touching me, no doubt in my mind whatsoever.”

Terrified of returning, he told his parents – whose complaints were met with a home visit from two Sea Cadet officers, in full uniform.

Tony’s parents were dissuaded from approaching the police by the officers and in return for not taking matters further, they were promised that Waters would be moved from looking after children.

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Alan Waters held a title in a naval veterans’ organisation until March this year

But Panorama has discovered that he was not dismissed or even suspended – he was, in fact, promoted and moved to a division in North London where he was in charge of 10 Sea Cadet units.

What’s more, concerns by other members of the corps after this appointment were dismissed by the very top – the Captain of the Sea Cadets – who said the allegations were “thoroughly investigated” and “not proved”.

Waters was later convicted for separate child abuse offences in India in 2006 and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Panorama has found out that despite this, until March 2017 he held a title in a naval veterans’ organisation – as honorary secretary of HMS President Retired Officers Association.

‘Stuck in my mind’

Joe was plied with alcohol and assaulted at his commanding officer’s flat

Joe joined the Glasgow Highlanders Army Cadets in 1988 when he was 11. His Commanding Officer, John Fitzpatrick, would invite cadets to his flat, ply them with alcohol and sit them in front of pornographic films before bedtime.

Joe told Panorama: “I mean real hardcore stuff that I’ve never seen since I was in that guy’s company…

“Images that have stuck in my mind to this day… if anybody had put images like that near my kids, I’d want to kill them.”

On four occasions, Joe woke up to find Fitzpatrick sexually assaulting him.

Fitzpatrick then and now

 Fitzpatrick (left in the 1980s, right in 2016) was sentenced to two years in prison last year

Panorama has discovered that before Joe was abused, another cadet instructor – Gordon – had received complaints that Fitzpatrick had sexually assaulted another boy.

There were two young witnesses. Gordon went straight to the police, but instead of being congratulated his boss was furious.

Gordon told Panorama the boy’s parents defied pressure from senior cadet figures and told the police.

The case went to trial – but Fitzpatrick was found “not proven”. He was welcomed back into the cadets – taking up the position of CO again.

However, last year, Fitzpatrick was charged with lewd and libidinous behaviour against Joe and three other boys. This time the case was proven and he was sentenced to two years in prison.

The Birmingham case was one of the first cadet cases taken on by David McClenaghan, a child abuse solicitor from law firm BBK.

He told Panorama: “I have absolutely no doubt that the abuse in the cadets will mirror the other scandals like the Jimmy Savile case, like the abuse in the scouts, like abuse in the Catholic church.”

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac) says no sphere of society is immune.

Allegations of sexual abuse in the cadets

But Napac’s chief executive Gabrielle Shaw said the figures obtained by Panorama indicated that people were now more confident about coming forward to report abuse.

She added: “The onus is now on institutions such as the armed forces to deal fully and promptly with reported allegations.”

The MoD told Panorama that today all adults who work with children undergo mandatory security and background checks, rigorous disclosure procedures and regular safeguard training.

A spokesman said: “We encourage anyone who has been a victim or knows someone who has to report it to the police.”

The Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) apologised unreservedly for any hurt in regard to the case of Alan Waters and said what had happened was “not reflective of our organisation today”.

The Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC)  Patron: HM The Queen
In 2004 the Marine Society merged with the Sea Cadet Association to form the Marine Society & Sea Cadets. In 2010 the Marine Cadet Detachments, of which there are about 100 in Sea Cadet Units across the UK, were officially renamed Royal Marines Cadets, while remaining part of the Sea Cadet family.
A charity registered in England and Wales 313013 and in Scotland SC037808.

Duke of Edinburgh prevented women from joining the crew of the Royal Yacht Britannia

No women ever served among the crew on the Royal Yacht Britannia 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4282674/Duke-Edinburgh-banned-women-Royal-Yacht-Britania.html#ixzz4ag2MhC82


 


Paul Burrell/Royal Yacht Britannia orgy scandal

In 1981, 11 members of the crew of the Queen’s yacht ‘Britannia’ were charged.


Paul Burrell (pictured fifth from right) was part of a orgy on the Royal Yacht Britannia, his agent claims. None of the people in the above photo of the Britannia are thought to have been involved in the reported orgy

Reports from 1981 show that a trial against naval members were held in secret, which prompted rumours of a cover-up, which officials denied.

The men involved were accused of ‘disgraceful conduct of a cruel, indecent or unnatural kind’, and sailors were arrested after X-rated photos were found during a drugs raid.

The Queen was kept up to date on disciplinary proceedings during the case, and Prince Phillip was shown a special report on the case, the Sun reported.

Buckingham Palace would not comment on claims that the Queen knew Mr Burrell was involved in the orgy.

The Queen reinstated me and said: ‘Paul, I am so glad to have you back. Let’s put this unsavoury business behind us.’

Mr Burrell has never talked about his sexuality even though it was well known within royal circles that he was gay.

In 1983 he wed Maria Cosgrove, a maid to the Duke of Edinburgh

Paul and Maria Burrell met while they were both working at Buckingham Palace, with Maria serving as the Duke of Edinburgh’s maid, and married in 1984.

An established tradition suggested one of them should give up their job with the Royal Family, but the Queen made an exception for them, allowing both to remain in Royal service.

Burrell, who entered Royal Service at age 18, as a Palace footman, became the Queen’s personal footman a year later.
 

Burrell was the only non-family member to be present at Diana’s private burial at the Spencer estate Althorp.

In 1993 she wrote a letter to him that claimed the Prince of Wales was plotting to kill

Is this Burrell? Press & palace spin story that he was sacked?

The commander of the Royal Britannia yacht, Sir Paul Greening, was promoted after the scandal.


The Queen Mother In A Gondola Venice Italy With Her Is Sir Paul Greening

1981 COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL BRITANNIA:

  Rear-Admiral Sir Paul Greening, commanded the Royal Yacht Britannia in her heyday, and afterwards succeeded to the 500-year-old office of Master of the Royal Household. 
He was appointed an Extra Equerry to the Queen in 1983 and Master of the Household of the Sovereign from 1986 to 1992.[1]

As Flag Officer Royal Yachts from February 1981 to August 1985, he was responsible for the vessel’s safety and efficiency, and for hosting receptions on behalf of the Queen at events held on board in support of British industry.

Greening’s first days in Britannia were spoilt by the dismissal (under the then law) of several homosexuals: the tabloid press had a field day, but he showed his imperturbability in dealing with it. A natural courtier, he had a boyish charm; the puckish impression given by his permanently raised eyebrows disguised an understanding of people, a mastery of detail and an absolute loyalty to the Crown.

As Master of the Household from 1986 to 1992 Greening was a successful head of staff of all the Queen’s palaces, responsible for 250 chefs, sommeliers, event planners, craftsmen, pages and footmen, housekeepers and postmen.

He was a Younger Brother of Trinity House.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/3485237/Rear-Admiral-Sir-Paul-Greening.html

 

The ‘gay mafia’ of the royal household

09/11/2002

Paul Burrell

The rumours have been washing through Fleet Street. Queen Elizabeth intervened in Paul Burrell’s trial, they alleged, to avoid his going into the witness box at the Old Bailey and revealing tales of homosexual rape, male orgies and a gay mafia in control of the royal household.

That there is at least some truth in them has only fanned the gossips’ flames. Prince Charles acknowledges running up a legal bill of at least £100,000 (?160,000) on behalf of a trusted member of staff accused of raping another man. The allegation was widely known in the household, as the Spectator magazine, a staunch defender of the monarchy, reported.

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Burrell received the Royal Victorian Medal


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Twenty years ago, Buckingham Palace investigated an alleged homosexual orgy on the royal yacht Britannia, when Burrell was a footman. One member of staff was required to resign.

Some whisper that Burrell was implicated in those events; others mention a telephone call to Scotland Yard after Burrell’s arrest. The Australian caller described “alleged aspects of Burrell’s private conduct that might not entirely tally with his public image”, according to the Spectator.

“a suspicion is taking root that the homosexual mafia that infiltrates the court has had a criminal case stopped to protect the prince from sordid revelations concerning one of its own.

Buckingham Palace butler ‘ran paedophile sex ring while working for the Royal Family’

A former Buckingham Palace butler has been unmasked as a sexual predator who  ran a paedophile ring while serving the Royal Family.

Bachelor Paul Kidd, 55, groomed at least one of his teenage victims for sex by taking him for tea with the Queen Mother at Clarence House, it has emerged.

In 1976 he was appointed as butler to the Queen at Buckingham Palace and served there for six years until being transferred to Clarence House where he served the Queen Mother.

During his years in Royal service, he was said to have met and looked after three American Presidents including Jimmy Carter and Ronald Regan plus many other Heads of State from around the world.

He also appeared on stage with Hollywood actor Robin Williams at the Nemacolin Spa & Resort Centre in the USA.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1066171/Buckingham-Palace-butler-ran-paedophile-sex-ring-working-Royal-Family.html

https://twitter.com/Snowfaked

http://www.independent.ie/unsorted/features/the-gay-mafia-of-the-royal-household-26026804.html

On the last day of his trial the Queen suddenly remembered that Diana did give him some gifts strange that…

Rape tape that set royal alarm bells ringing

As Princess Diana sat by his hospital bedside, the royal manservant had no idea a tape was secretly running inside her handbag.

During their 30-minute conversation, Diana listened sympathetically as he made the astonishing allegation that he had been raped by another male member of the palace staff.

Paul Burrell knew both the ‘victim’ – who is a close friend of the former butle