Was owner of paedophile palace who kept list of secret VIP visitors murdered?
11 NOV 2017
The Elm Guest House owner was found dead in 1990 but newly released files have led people to question if she committed suicide, and a call for a fresh inquest
Campaigners are demanding a review of the coroner’s verdict into the death of Carole Kasir and a new inquest.
Mrs Kasir ran the notorious paedophile brothel Elm Guest House in South West London. She may have kept a dossier of the perverted visitors’ names and photos from the early 80s.
The newly found files reveal her GP’s surprise at her apparent suicide. They also say syringes and vials found next to her body had not been analysed.
One source believes a fresh probe may expose a cover-up and reveal that Mrs Kasir, 47, who was found dead in her bed in 1990, had been murdered.
The Kasir files were released to campaigners under freedom of information rules after London’s Met Police said they had been destroyed.
Andrew Bridgen, Tory MP for North West Leicestershire, is among those calling for another inquest.
He said: “There is a case for a fresh investigation into the anomalies raised by these documents. One is that her GP questioned whether she had committed suicide but there are also other anomalies.”
Among the prominent people said to have visited the guest house and engaged in sex – some with consenting adults and some with children – were a government minister, a high-ranking policeman, a member of the Royal Household, an MI5 officer, traitor Anthony Blunt and Sir Peter Morrison, the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher.
A police investigation in 2015 failed to prove claims Mrs Kasir had kept a list and picture of the visitors.
A source close to the original investigation said: “If there’s a fresh look at Carole’s death and a full investigation into what exactly was going on at the time then there’s a good chance these things could turn up. If that happens it will blow the lid off any cover-up and it could reveal that she was murdered.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt this place is at the centre of things. The fact these files were found after the Met said they didn’t exist shows there is information out there that we could get.”
The papers show diabetic Mrs Kasir, convicted in 1983 for possessing obscene videos and keeping a disorderly house, tried to kill herself previously and she was found with an overdose of insulin.
Pathologist Richard Shepherd said her death was “not due to natural causes” noting her profound low blood sugar consistent with excessive injected insulin. One abnormality raised in the files is a decision by the poison unit at New Cross Hospital in London not to analyse the syringes and vials found next to her body to see if they were connected to her death or to check her stomach contents. Experts say this should have been normal practice in a toxicology report.
Colin Peters, a Foreign Office barrister, was also named as an alleged Elm House regular. Notorious paedophile Sidney Cooke was linked to providing boys for VIP sex parties in London.
Elm House itself was said to be home to a sauna and a video suite where sick films could be made. A man who said he was taken there as a child claimed he was plied with drink and made to wear a fairy costume while abusers chased him.
The files even raise a question mark about Mrs Kasir’s home country. The official report says she was born in Germany as Carole Weitzman, based on evidence given to the inquest by her estranged husband Haroon Kasir.
But a close family member says she was born in London and may have had the surname Jones. A campaigner said: “The fact that there are question marks over the basics makes you wonder what else went wrong. The whole thing needs re-examining.”
Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson was told by the Metropolitan Police that all the documents relating to the inquest had been destroyed.
Now it has emerged that information is untrue. Hammersmith coroner’s court, which held the inquest has released redacted accounts of the coroner’s notes, seen by the Sunday People. Evidence given by David Walker, who was a GP from the practice where Mrs Kasir had been a patient for 14 years, cast doubt on whether she had killed herself.
The evidence said she had attempted suicide in 1982, when the guest house was raided, been hospitalised after an overdose in 1984 and had a drinking problem in 1989 and was a heavy smoker.
But he said: “When there are marital difficulties you see the patient in a depressed light. Sometimes she was cheerful and friendly. I would not expect her to commit suicide.”
The postmortem report and the poisons unit report both show she had no alcohol in her body at the time of
Elm Guest House first came to public attention after MP Tom Watson raised questions in the House of Commons about a historic Westminster paedophile ring.
The house in Barnes, South West London, was said to have been used for child sexual abuse by VIP paedos in the 1980s. A 1982 leaflet published by the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality said: “The facilities include a sauna, solarium and video studio.”
Just weeks later the guest house was raided by police. Carole and Haroon Kasir were convicted at the Old Bailey of running a brothel.
Visitors were said to have included the late Lib Dem MP and paedophile Cyril Smith.
Elm and the nearby former Grafton Close children’s home, run by Richmond Council, were subject to a police investigation, Operation Fernbridge, which led to the arrest and jailing of a Roman Catholic priest,Tony McSweeney, for three years in 2015.
John Stingmore, the former manager of the children’s home, was also arrested and charged and as the coroner’s papers show, was convicted as a paedophile after he left Richmond Council. Stingmore died just before he was due to face trial so one of the charges related to bringing a boy to Elm Guest House was never tested in court.
McSweeney’s offences did not involve the guest house.
In early 1983 Mrs Kasir was convicted with her husband Haroon Kasir of running a disorderly house.
Although the identities of many of the VIP visitors has been a source of speculation, police confirmed to a Channel 4 Dispatches programme that Smith – whose paedophile activities at Rochdale are currently being examined by the independent child sex abuse inquiry – did visit the guest house. The inquiry was also told that MI5 lied about knowledge they had he was a paedophile.
Martin Walkerdine @mwalkerdine
Colin Peters in email replying to my questions said that Operation Fernbridge interviewed him in his flat in London due to that newspaper report and deny that he never visited that guest house
Theresa May and Amber Rudd suppress Westminster child abuse documents for national security reasons
November 20, 2017
Labour MP Lisa Nandy just revealed in parliament the embarrassing inconsistencies between Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd over documents being hidden from the inquiry into allegations of child abuse by MP Cyril Smith.
“The Home Secretary told me that some papers would be withheld from the Cyril Smith inquiry for national security reasons,” Nandy told the House of Commons, yet she added: “this week the Prime Minister has written to me to say we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquiries.”
– And she challenged Amber Rudd to confirm “for the survivors of Cyril Smith who have waited for decades” for justice – whether papers on historic allegations of child abuse against Smith will be withheld from inquiries for reasons of national security.
Cyril Smith was a Liberal MP for Rochdale in the 1970’s after Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe – who later resigned amid sexual scandal – insisted the local party have Smith as a candidate even though police had investigated serious allegations of sexual abuse of young boys in care homes in Rochdale where he had been Mayor.
The police investigation was dropped in 1970. Smith died in 2010 and two years later the Crown Prosecution Service admitted that he would have faced prosecution for allegations of child abuse where he still alive with allegations that had surfaced since.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse last month heard how Smith was a governor at several schools in Rochdale, including Knowl View, where one abuse survivor attended as a boy when Smith was governor. He gave horrific testimony of a rape by Smith.
The inquiry is investigating historic abuse in Rochdale schools and care homes and heard how police had warned that Smith had “used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys towards whom he had a special responsibility.”
The inquiry was provided evidence by MI5 that the security service had been aware at the time that the Director of Public Prosecutions had lied to journalists about not charging the MP, saying a case hadn’t been referred to them. MI5 appear to have not pursued this serious allegation as their role was “to defend the realm”, the inquiry heard.
A police report into Smith when he stood for election in 1970 read: “he has used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys towards whom he had a special responsibility.”
The inquiry also heard that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher would have been likely to be aware of the allegations against Cyril Smith when she awarded him a knighthood in 1988.
Lead counsel Brian Altman QC told the inquiry: “It is important to bear in mind the extent to which Cyril Smith continued to involve himself in serious issues related to the welfare of children. A knighthood would only have reinforced Smith’s veneer of respectability and power.”
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Government papers relating to Cyril Smith will not be withheld, PM pledges
Prime Minister Theresa May has given assurances to an MP that Government papers relating to the late Cyril Smith will not be withheld.
Former shadow minister Lisa Nandy told the Commons that she had received a letter from the Prime Minister which stated the “work of the security services will not prevent information being shared”.
The letter prompted Ms Nandy to ask Home Secretary Amber Rudd whether she had been wrong to assert last month that some papers would be held back “under national security”.
The Wigan MP said: “Last month in this House the Home Secretary told me that some papers would be withheld from the Cyril Smith inquiry for national security reasons.
“This week the Prime Minister has written to me to say we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquires.
“So can she can confirm to the survivors of Cyril Smith (pictured) who have waited for justice for decades that she was wrong and that the Prime Minister is right?”
Ms Rudd replied: “Well I am happy to confirm the Prime Minister is always right and I will certainly look carefully at the letter that she has received to ensure that we comply with it.”
Smith, who was an MP for Rochdale between 1972 and 1992, is accused of sexually abusing a number of boys.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has heard evidence of the abuse and will publish its findings next year.
In her letter to Ms Nandy, the Prime Minister said: “As with the Government’s co-operation with the investigation into allegations of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in the 1970s, we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquires.
“Material relating to the allegations of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home was disclosed to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry team in full.
“To assist with disclosure, a memorandum of understanding was established between the inquiry team, government departments and security services with regards to viewing and securing potentially relevant material.
“If material was identified as relevant to the inquiry, government department and security services would consider it for public disclosure, in line with UK Government disclosure obligations.”
Andreas Baader @stop1984
” Officers found whips, chains and ropes. “They catered for every kind of perversion,” Elm Guest house
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
Was Carole Kasir murdered? Well, it’s pretty obvious that a woman who recorded visitors to a child abuse brothel with names like Cliff Richard, Cyril Smith, Harvey Proctor and Leon Brittan wouldn’t have been short of enemies!
The coroner of the Queen’s household presided over the alleged suicide of the manageress of a child abuse brothel frequented by members of the Queen’s household?
Dr John Burton, coroner for West London, coroner of the Queen’s Household. One of 150 holders of the ancient office of coroner, which has its 800th anniversary this month.
The late Dr. John Burton, a ‘safe pair of hands’ who also presided over the Blair Peach and Lady Diana inquests.
Here are some of the highlights of the alleged VIP guest list released by Mary Moss:
Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
Hello I am seeking what did happen to the 49 boxes that were seized by The Met Police at Mary Moss address and neighbouring garden shed suggesting names she obtained by Carole Kasir saying that VIP’s were involved in child abuse at Elms Guest House in Barnes from 1978 to 1982 the raid took place sometime in 2013 near St Pancras area of London.
How many people were questioned as suspects.
How many people were questioned as witnesses.
How many files went to the CPS for them to decide on charges.
Has The Met returned the boxes to Mary Moss.
What was the name of police operation or operations linked to the Mary Moss files.
Is the operation or operations still ongoing or is this line of enquiry finished.
How many officers have dealt with the Mary Moss case and how much money was spent on it.
Can you name the lead officer in charge and the police station that dealt with this.
The request was refused by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
Here is Sir Cliff Richard’s statement of 14th August 2014 in full after police started searching his Berkshire home:
“For many months I have been aware of allegations against me of historic impropriety which have been circulating online.
“The allegations are completely false. Up until now I have chosen not to dignify the false allegations with a response, as it would just give them more oxygen.
“However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except it would appear to the press.
“I am not presently in the UK but it goes without saying that I will cooperate fully should the police wish to speak to me.
“Beyond stating that today’s allegation is completely false it would not be appropriate to say anything further until the police investigation has concluded.”
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
Don’t forget that many on this list are now convicted paedophiles or have been proven beyond reasonable doubt, e.g. Cyril Smith, to be paedophiles.
I fail to understand why the British press has not questioned what happened to the files handed over by Mary Moss on a brothel which Cliff Richard is know to have frequented!
On the cusp of a breakthrough with Paul Settle openly saying he believed Leon Brittan was a paedophile. And then the trail went cold.
james reeves @reeves3915
i spoke to a elm guest house survivor,who told me,police investigating csa in ELM GUEST HOUSE were angry WHEN THE INVESTIGATION WAS SHUT DOWN FOR THE THIRD TIME
Vaz name keeps cropping up in these reports, surely he should be suspended while investigation underway. Does he have explosive info keeping him in place?
HRH Crafty Muvva🎆 @craftymuvva
From 1981, Vaz would regularly appear in local newspapers criticising police, council decisions etc…
By 1983, he becomes director of the Labour Party Richmond Advice Scheme. How many locals approached him regarding Elm Guest House, issues in Barnes or CSA?
In 1984 he becomes Chairman for West London NCCL. Another role where people would approach him about local issues – and they did!
Keith Vaz and the Mystery of Barnes Common
In 1982, early in his political career and before he was an MP, Keith Vaz was Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Richmond & Barnes, as well as being Solicitor for Richmond Council.
Elm Guest House on Rocks Lane, Barnes, was at the centre of a paedophile ring in 1982. Boys from Richmond Council-run care homes such as Grafton Close were supplied to Elm Guest House to be abused by VIPs.
As Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate, you would expect Keith Vaz to have spent a lot of time talking to local residents and asking them about their concerns. Local people had a good idea of what went on at Elm Guest House, as we can see from this extract from a book by Jilly Cooper, a Barnes resident at the time, about conversations she had whilst walking on Barnes Common:
I asked Keith Vaz on twitter if he remembered hearing anything about Elm Guest House at the time:
This is odd, because I would have thought Labour voters and other residents would have complained to him about the badly kept secret of what Elm Guest House was really used for. I’m also surprised there weren’t rumours amongst Richmond Council staff. Keith Vaz did seem to be very well informed about crime on Barnes Common, as this article from a July 1982 edition of Richmond & Barnes Times shows.
Rocks Lane, where Elm Guest House paedophile ring was based, runs through the middle of Barnes Common, where the indecent assaults were happening. It’s very strange indeed that Keith Vaz was aware of one but not the other.
Haroon & Carole Kasir and William Everett List of Charges
HRH Crafty Muvva🎆 @craftymuvva
William Everett came from Bayswater. Did he know Colin Peters?
Who was William Everett, 38, the long term guest who was bailed and living in Bayswater and sent for trial at Knightsbridge Crown Court?
William Everett was charged with having obscene publications and bailed to appear separately. Did he? What type of pornography was it?
It would be worth asking Richmond council who took 27 Rocks Lane off the Kasir’s hands some time after the raid in 1982, because that’s when the rot really sets in…
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
Colin Peters, at the heart of a paedophile ring.
Laing and Colin Peters were arrested as junior members of HM Diplomatic Service in Naples in 1967, aged 23 and 24.
Convicted paedophile Colin Peters, Holbein Place, London, England, was on the EGH list
Colin Peters connected to Alessandro Moncini aka Sandro Moncini and member of the P2 Masonic Lodge.
Records Closed For 87 years Arrest of Alastair Laing and Colin Peters, members of HM Diplomatic Service, in Naples
Colin Peters & Alastair Laing NA file will be available to the Goddard Inquiry if requested
Laing retired in 2013 as Curator of Pictures at National Trust for 27 years. He studied History at Oxford under ANTHONY BLUNT!
Colin Peters, caught in Bay of Naples ferrying lads to British elite paedophiles on the islands.
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
Despite being caught ferrying kids to abusers in the Bay of Naples, Colin Peters went on to become a barrister at the Foreign Office.
Peters went on to become a FO barrister and was arrested under Operation Hedgerow as key player in a huge organised child abuse ring.
Peters could have been kicked out of FO after Naples. Instead he was protected and allowed to continue abusing for 25 years.
John Whittingdale MP (half-brother of PIE treasurer Charles Napier) with David Lidington MP
David Lidington, MoS at Foreign Office, promised that the FO would release the files immediately to Police and
@IICSA_media Did they?
Was his high-level work for the Foreign Office to ensure he kept schtum about who he was supplying boys to on Ischia?
So why was Colin Peters protected for so long, allowing him to continue abusing kids? Who were they really protecting?
What is new is the location concerning these two people as this was not revealed to me when I made FOI request to Northampton Crown Court PREVIOUSLY but was mentioned during a telephone call today by a source who I will not name yet
Paedophile ring leader, Colin Peters, linked to Barnes scandal
Convicted barrister in child-sex chain alleged to have abused boys at London guesthouse
Haroon Kasir EGH
Channel 4 Doorstepping Haroon Kasir of Elm Guest House
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
Would ‘Lady’ Brittan consider asking the Met what Eric Kasir, son of brothel owner Haroon, had to say about her oh so holy husband?
Did the questioning of Eric Kasir lead Paul Settle to believe that Leon Brittan, patron of Haroon Kasir’s EGH, was a paedophile?
It is possible this victim of Leon Brittan was the son of EGH owner Haroon Kasir. Any comments?
Was this US American citizen the son of Haroon Kasir and why did he change his mind?
If it is, it’s hardly surprising he is afraid to give evidence if he knows his mum was bumped off!
Did Op Midland ask Haroon Kasir who these three MPs were?
Surely Haroon Kasir knows the names of the three MPs present at EGH when it was raided in the 80s.
The only connection yet made between Savile and Elm has been in an Exaro report which claims Haroon (Harry Kasir- husband of Carol Kasir) was friendly with Savile who often dropped in for tea. The article also reported comments that Harry became strange and withdrawn after Savile’s death and that Harry is now seeking to raise money to fund a new life, in the US, where his son lives.
The last I heard he wanted to go usa… Before that he was a driver for disabled children….. Talk about no safegaurding eh
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
Yes, owner of child sex brothel ferrying kids around!
P J @Pamper48
2014 ‘Speaking from his top-floor flat in a smart town house in Richmond, Surrey,’
ELM GUEST HOUSE
Carole Kasir Inquest – 1990
Here are a few articles reporting on the inquest in to the death of Carole Kasir – the former owner of Elm Guest House. Allegations against MPs and other VIPs were mentioned during the inquest.
There were rumours that her death wasn’t accidental and Carole herself had claimed to have been followed by (what she suspected to be) MI5 in the lead up to her death. However, Dr John Burton concluded that the cause of her death was suicide. I will cover that in more detail here in due course, but in the meantime I have collated/published them for ease of reference.
(Many are from Spotlightonabuse blog)
Surrey Comet: 10 August 1990:
10 August 1990: The Slough Observer
10 August 1990: The Sport
12 August 1990: Sunday Mirror
17 August 1990: Richmond & Twickenham Times
23 August 1990: The Sport
31 August 1990: Richmond & Twickenham Times
- Daily Mirror: 2/12/2012
- The Independent: 3/2/2013
- Morning Star: 29/11/2014
- Daily Star: 25/1/2015
- Nightmares at Elm Guest House: Bill Maloney & Chris Fay
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
The Guardian 23 Sept 1982
In 1972, an alleged victim disclosed to her GP that she had been abused by Jocelyn Cadbury. She called him a ‘sadistic paedophile’. A very well known journalist was told about this allegation.
Another credible journalist claimed that Cadbury killed himself (on 31 July 1982), just two days after being questioned by police in relation to Elm Guest House.
The Police and journalists at the time will know whether this is true or not. Op Fernbridge has the Police files on Cadbury. Hopefully they have shared with
Why was there no mention of Cadbury being interviewed at his suicide inquest just a few days later?
Cadbury was very close to Parris. Parris was a close buddy of Proctor. Why aren’t today’s media investigating these lines of inquiry? I’m sure their colleagues from the 80’s could help them!
Tellingly, Cadbury was PPS to Norman Lamont, who criticised the Police for wasting money on historical abuse cases.
Like Lamont, Matthew Parris, close friend of Jocelyn Cadbury, is 1 of those talking down any VIP involvement in CSA
Was Jocelyn Cadbury was one of those MPs. He committed suicide less than 1 month after the EGH raid.
Jocelyn Cadbury, PPS to Lamont who recently chastised police for spending time on CSA and was close Brittan friend.
What does Norman Lamont know about the suicide of Jocelyn Cadbury MP, his former PPS, less than a month after Elm Guest House was raided?
@MatthewParris3 Is there any link between the suicide of Jocelyn Cadbury and the raid on Elm Guest House which were less than 1 month apart?
Matthew Parris – friend and defender of Harvey Proctor – Proctor’s name also appears on the Elm House Guest list
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Bow Group – Jocelyn cadbury
The Guardian 15 Sept 1982
19-yr old said he had information on the “murder” of a Tory MP, the late Mr Jocelyn Cadbury, Italian banker Roberto Calvi, who was found hanged in London, the imminent murder of Tory MP Mr Peter Bottomley by the IRA and corruption in the Metropolitan Police.
The Guardian 05 Aug 1982
Hearson said Cadbury, rather than having shot himself, had been murdered along with another man
We shouldn’t allow the outrage over hands laid on knees distract from MPs who abused kids and a Home Sec who was a patron of Elm Guest house
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
All involved with shipping trade. Wonder whether they knew each other. Just asking
Kesgrave Hall school
Kesgrave Hall school: police files on alleged sexual abuse were ‘destroyed’
Police and Suffolk county council have said they no long have files on a joint investigation into allegations of child abuse at a boarding school for troubled boys. This is from the Guardian…
Alexander Hanff, a former pupil of Kesgrave Hall near Ipswich who has alleged he was sexually assaulted by staff at the school, said he was “deeply disappointed” that records of the 1992 investigation appear to have been destroyed. Hanff is one of 10 ex-pupils who told the Guardian they were victims or witnesses of a range of abuse at the school between 1980 and 1993.
At least 30 pupils were interviewed by police in 1992 as part of the Kesgrave Hall investigation. Four members of staff were suspended and received psychiatric help before being reinstated. The school was closed down in 1993, a year after the police inquiry, and no members of staff were prosecuted.
Suffolk police have been urged by Daniel Poulter, the Tory MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, to reopen the investigation after he said he was “extremely concerned” about the abuse claims.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said on Thursday he could not say whether the investigation would be reopened. The force said in a statement: “Suffolk Constabulary no longer holds the files in relation to crimes occurring of this nature at Kesgrave Hall School due to the age of the offence and that review, retention and disposal guidelines at the time scheduled for its disposal.”
The Guardian has been told that Vivian Davies, a former director of the private company that ran the school, destroyed the vast majority of records relating to Kesgrave Hall when he moved house before his death.
Suffolk Police’s Operation Garford, which was set-up specifically to investigate allegations of abuse at the former Kesgrave Hall boarding school
Part 2, Letter from Vivian T. C. Davies, Association Chairman, Central Suffolk Conservative Association, to Enoch Powell, 5 August 1992.
Vivian T.C. Davies
Vivian T.C. Davies (who anonymously contributed ‘Maladjusted Children: From a Headmaster’)
Kesgrave/Stowmarket: Inquiries into historic child abuse allegations at three former schools
04 February 2013
The accusations, which relate to alleged physical and sexual assaults, are said to have occurred between the late 1970s and run through to the 1990s.
A solicitor representing ex-pupils of one of the schools – Oakwood School in Stowmarket – has said the number of claimants has reached three figures.
Andrew Grove, who is based in Cambridge, said: “We now have 100 complainants on the civil claim relating to Oakwood School.”
Last week detectives said they were re-opening the 1992 inquiry into alleged abuse at Kesgrave Hall independent school.
The investigation, codenamed Operation Garford, comes after former students’ calls for it to be re-opened were backed by Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter.
Responding to the new inquiry, Dr Poulter said: “I am pleased that Suffolk Police are conducting a full and thorough investigation into the alleged child abuse at Kesgrave Hall school, following my intervention.
“A number of people have written to me raising concerns about abuse when they or their family members were pupils at the school, and I would again urge anyone who has been the victim of abuse to come forward and immediately contact Suffolk police.”
Four people were suspended in 1992 during the Kesgrave Hall inquiry. No charges were ever brought. The school closed in 1993.
However, a woodwork teacher Alan Stancliffe, was convicted and jailed in 1999 and again in 2007 for indecent assaults on three ex-pupils.
Two other police inquiries involving the former St George’s School in Great Finborough, near Stowmarket, and Oakwood School are also continuing.
Operation Racecourse (St George’s) has been running since the late 2000s. It has led to the independent school’s ex-headmaster Derek Slade being jailed for 21 years in 2010 for sexual and physical abuse against pupils between the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Alan Brigden (aka Morton), 67, who taught maths at St George’s, was jailed for five years last year for sexual abuse after being extradited back from Holland despite two suicide attempts.
A third man, music teacher Alan Williams, 59, who lived in Stowmarket, took his own life after being arrested on suspicion of abuse.
A 59-year-old man who taught at St George’s is currently on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse.
Operation Oxenton (Oakwood School) is a criminal inquiry involving 95 complainants from the civil case.
There have already been convictions linked to Oakwood School dating back to the late 1980s.
Teacher Keith Hatton was jailed for four years in 1987 for nine sex assaults, while a part-time assistant John Wills, 45, of Stowmarket – who was a teacher in other schools and a foster carer – was jailed for eight months in 1995 for sexually abusing a child.
A Stowmarket clergyman with connections to the school, took his own life in 2003 after being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault
Oakwood School shut in 2000.
Kesgrave Hall school sex abuse: Victim slept with ‘one eye open’
13 May 2016
John McKno, 70, of Alby in Norfolk, admitted nine acts of sexual indecency committed against five pupils at three different schools in the 1970s and 1980s and he has been jailed for 14 years.
One of the schools was Kesgrave Hall near Ipswich, described at the time as a school for children with behaviour problems, but who had above-average intelligence.
Children were sent there from across the country by their local education authorities and it had about 40 pupils and 12 staff at any one time.
Lee Woolcott-Ellis, now 51 and living in Kent, was a pupil at the school from 1975 to 1980 and helped police with their investigation, which eventually traced two Kesgrave victims of McKno.
“I’ve said in court it was a paedophile ring – they all knew each other, took part in indecent assaults and followed the same modus operandi,” he said.
In 1999, another former Kesgrave teacher was convicted of child sex offences.
Alan Stancliffe was jailed for two years for indecent assaults on three boys between 1977 and 1981, one of whom was Mr Woolcott-Ellis.
Suffolk Police closed its original investigation into further suspected sexual abuse at Kesgrave in 1992, but the inquiry was reopened in 2012.
Three other former Kesgrave staff, who were part of the new inquiry, died in 2014:
- Kenneth Wheatley, 62 and also known as Kenneth Scott, was arrested on suspicion of sex offences and found dead on a railway line near his home in Barnsley
- David Brockman, 59, who lived in Huntingdon, was questioned by police on suspicion of sex offences and died of natural causes
- Michael Lafford, 67, who was questioned about physical abuse rather than sexual offences, took an overdose and died at his home in Bicester, Oxfordshire
A RETIRED teacher committed suicide after a police paedophile investigation unit turned up at his Bicester house with a search warrant, an inquest found.
Michael Lafford, 67, took an overdose of medication when Thames Valley Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) attempted to search his house in November last year.
DS Paula Morgan, in charge of the unit, said they were working with intelligence that the former Ofsted inspector possessed indecent images of children.
An inquest heard that as officers knocked on his front door and identified themselves, other officers at the rear of the property saw Mr Lafford swallowing pills.
Kesgrave Hall School (1976 – 1993)
In December 2012, former pupils of the school came forward to describe the abuse they had suffered there during the 1980s, and their call for a new investigation was taken up and successful. In May 2014, after being questioned over allegations of sexual abuse, Kenneth Wheatley (Scott), a former care worker at the school and a convicted child sex offender, was found dead. In September 2014, Alan Stancliffe died while on bail facing a fourth set of child sex allegations.
In November 2014, former language teacher, house-parent and Ofsted inspector Michael Lafford killed himself by swallowing pills when police investigating online child pornography visited his house.
In March 2016, former care staff member John McKno admitted the sexual abuse of five boys, all under 16 and one under 14, at Kesgrave Hall, Beam College in Great Torrington, Devon, and St Michael’s College in Tenbury Wells, Worcs. He worked at Kesgrave Hall in the mid-1980s. On 13 May 2016, he was jailed for 14 years at Ipswich Crown Court.
26 November 2007
A former teacher convicted of sexually assaulting schoolboys hid his criminal past to find work at a Leeds college. Alan Stancliffe, 58, worked at Trinity and All Saints in Horsforth for five years, helping to arrange work experience for students. He had committed a string of sex offences against boys he taught at a private boarding school almost 30 years ago. His past came to light when he faced trial this month for sexually abusing another pupil at the same school. “Leeds Trinity were not aware of any convictions when he was appointed or during the time he was in employment here,” said director of marketing and communications, Kim Somerville. “His work did not require or involve unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults, therefore a Criminal Records Bureau check was not required.” Stancliffe, of Pontefract, worked at the college from December 2002 to May this year. He suddenly resigned, citing personal reasons. His work involved managing a programme to provide work links for undergraduates at the higher education college, which has about 2,500 students. During his four-day trial at Ipswich Crown Court this month it emerged that he had been convicted, in 1982 and again in 1999, of indecently assaulting four boys at Kesgrave Hall School, a boarding school for disruptive boys near Ipswich, where he had been a woodwork and technical drawing teacher from 1978 to 1980.
This systemic abuse was prevalent in the institutions I was forced to attend from the age of 6 to 16 years of age. Heanton School, North Devon and Kesgrave Hall School, Suffolk were residential, private organisations I attended as a boarder. These schools were owned and run by the same group of directors. Spending 5 years at each school during the 1970’s was to have a far reaching impact on my adult life and affect every facet of my social and professional interactions.
The police investigation was prompted by a former Kesgrave Hall care worker who reported his concerns to social services. Kesgrave Hall school closed in 1993, less than a year after the police inquiry.
Eric Richardson, the school’s head at the time of the investigation, told the East Anglian Daily Times in 1992 that the four members of staff had received psychiatric help after they were suspended. Richardson told the paper that the suspended staff were not sadists, but conceded that their conduct was “probably heavy-handed to a point that it should not have been”.
Michael Smith, the headteacher from 1984 to 1992, declined to comment explicitly when asked about the abuse claims.
Nigel Kennard, who was a director of Kesgrave Hall School Ltd, the now-defunct private company that ran the school, refused to comment.
Michael Geoffrey Smith
…it had directors (Davies and Kennard were the only names I remember hearing).
The Guardian has been told that Vivian Davies, a former director of the private company that ran the school, destroyed the vast majority of records relating to Kesgrave Hall when he moved house before his death.
…teachers found that boys from that school were ill-served by their secondary schools. The school’s prospectus, which was still in use in the late 1980s, decried the use of children as “educational guinea-pigs” and assured that the school preferred to rely on “tried-and-tested old-fashioned methods”.
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The school had four headmasters: Derek Sheppard from its foundation until July 1984, Michael Smith from then until Easter 1992, Eric Richardson, a long-standing teacher and hitherto deputy headmaster, from then until Easter 1993, and John Williams, another long-standing teacher, from then until the school closed in 1993.
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Suffolk: ‘I was abused by paedophiles around the country while I was a child in care’, man alleges
06 May 2014
Murmurings of a paedophile network operating in Suffolk from the 1970s to the 1990s have grown louder over the last five years.
Earlier this month two men – a 62-year-old care worker and 65-year-old teacher at the former Kesgrave Hall school – were arrested on suspicion of child sex offences between the 1970s and 1990s.
As a result the 62-year-old man from Barnsley, was also arrested as part of the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into abuse at care homes in north Wales.
…one man has now alleged he was abused around the country as a child while in the Suffolk care system. He also said he was assaulted in the county by Peter Righton, one of the founders of the now notorious Paedophile Information Exchange.
Towards the end of his life Righton lived in a property near Eye. Henniker’s Thornham Magna
Michael – not his real name – also said he was trafficked around the country by his male foster carer to be molested by strangers.
These ‘trips’ included being taken to north Wales where the large-scale inquiry is currently going on into mass child abuse in care homes, as well as being driven down to London.
Michael has been in contact with officers from the National Crime Agency’s Operation Pallial, who are investigating the abuse allegations in Wales. He has also contacted the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Fernbridge which is investigating various allegations relating to London.
The man who Michael was placed with was in a position of trust professionally and had links to other abuse inquiries and voluntary organisations.
The foster carer was jailed by Ipswich Crown Court for sexually molesting a boy in his care and was subsequently ordered to pay compensation to Michael for abusing him.
Michael is adamant there was a paedophile ring operating in Suffolk with national links to people in positions of power.
Michael said between his foster carer and an intermediary it was arranged he would be taken to see Peter Righton.
The disgraced child care guru has since been unmasked as a paedophile who had access to all echelons of society.
A founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange he was staying in Suffolk.
Righton’s name has been connected to some of the national abuse scandals currently being investigated.
Michael said he and others were taken to where he was staying near Eye and was abused on around a dozen occasions by Righton.
“whoever investigating THORNHAM MAGNA should check for links to home in Stonham.”
I was known and respected by Suffolk Council as a foster carer and advocate for teens and all was good until this ADMIRALTY Father had a freak out and also I started making enquiries and complaints about FOUR ELMS
all of a sudden persona non grata and they were relieved I left the country?
“In November 2012, the BBC reported that Lawrence McLean, who stayed at Four Elms as a child, was seeking compensation from Suffolk Council for the years of abuse he suffered.
He said at weekends children at the home were lined up and taken into a van where they were sexually assaulted.
He said if any children refused, they were given whisky to get them drunk.
Mr McLean said he was also forced to perform acts in the bed of Victor Copperman, who was once an officer in charge at the home.
An internal Suffolk County Council report in 2010 found that Mr McLean had been “controlled by staff at Four Elms, scary games had been played… and he had been taken into the officer in charge’s bed”. The report concluded: “There is a substantial body of recording of the view by professionals that Lawrence McLean had been psychologically and sexually abused during the period of his residence at Four Elms.” The report recommended that Mr Mclean deserved an apology from the council and be paid £6,500 compensation.
Suffolk County Council refused to apologise and offered him £200 and six counselling sessions.”
“Stonham Parva is just a few miles from the village of Eye in Suffolk, where Lord Henniker’s estate is located. This is where childcare expert and network paedophile Peter Righton and his partner were invited to stay after Righton’s conviction for importing child pornography. Islington Council sent children to Henniker’s estate for years under a scheme called the Islington Suffolk Project. Source: Country house hideaway of disgraced care chief”
Police said they were also investigating allegations of a child sex ring link with the Four Elms home
In 1987 two people were shot and killed at the Four Elms children’s home in Stonham Parva, Suffolk. They were Vic Copperman, the owner of Four Elms, and his girlfriend, Thea Trevelyan.
Deidre Washington was convicted for their murders, although the judge gave her just 18 months in jail after hearing that she killed the couple because her teenage daughter, who had special needs, had been sexually abused at the home.
Joanna Washington’s nightmare began when she was 12. She had developed behavioural problems and learning difficulties at the age of eight, becoming involved in fights, and spent four years moving from home to home until she arrived at Four Elms, where Copperman was principal. There she was plied with whiskey and subjected to vile orgies of drunken debauchery.
At weekends Joanna became the victim of other paedophiles who visited the converted Georgian farmhouse in the Suffolk countryside.
Pornographic videos were taken of the children, and black magic rituals and vicious beatings occurred regularly. Eventually Jo blurted out her story while on holiday with her grandmother. She took Jo to be examined by a doctor, who confirmed that sexual abuse had taken place.
Later Jo gave Suffolk police a 60-page statement of her experiences at Four Elms, and when Dee’s solicitor visited her in Holloway she was told that police had a file eight inches thick of statements taken from former pupils at the home, supporting Jo’s allegations.
May 21 1989
ex-merchant seaman Victor Copperman
Walker Foundation School Suffolk
Home owners face action over death
Legal proceedings have been taken against the owners of a
private children’s home in Suffolk, after a teenage resident died
in an accident in the home’s grounds.
Damien Thompson, 13, died after a motorbike he was riding in the
grounds of Four Elms home in Stonham Parva crashed into a tree.
Andy White, director of environmental health for Mid Suffolk
district Council, which carried out a four-month inquiry into the
accident, said: ‘We believe there was a fault and have decided
there is justifiable legal action to be taken.’
Action will be taken against Parkside Care, the home’s owners,
under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Parkside Care
director Steve Hughes could not comment because of legal
Elm Guest House List
Name at the top of the list – Leon Brittan MP
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
Thatcher knew that Brittan could have spilled the beans re. Westland and caused her resignation. So why didn’t he? Did they have dirt on him
John Whittingdale, Brittan’s special adviser from 1985-1986
John Whittingdale was adviser to the secretary of state for trade and industry, Leon Brittan, during the Westland affair
In 1988 Thatcher made him her political secretary; after she resigned, he was awarded the OBE and carried on working for her, until he won the Colchester South and Maldon constituency in Essex in 1992.
...documents implicating powerful people had been discovered and not acted upon. One was a letter sent by Charles Napier, another convicted paedophile, and half-brother to John Whittingdale….
HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva
1994: Napier, according to his brother, Whittingdale, is “…someone I do not wish to talk about.”
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
I stumbled across this tweet referring to John Whittingdale having used the alias John Napier ‘in those days’.
Now that is interesting because I was told some time ago that there was a consensus of opinion among police investigators that a John Napier who appeared as #114 on a PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) membership list was in fact John Whittingdale.
His name appeared ‘namely’ right next to that of his half-brother Charles Napier who affectionately referred to Whippo in correspondence as ‘Little Johnny’, a man who he would entrust stuff to for safekeeping. Charles, a prolific abuser, was a very close friend of Peter Righton.
Shortly after first tweeting about #114 John Napier, this newspaper article suddenly appeared, suggesting John Napier was someone else, a brothel owner who would have been around 70 when PIE was set up. But, as they say, decide for yourselves!
Freemason Keith Harding played vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring
He met regularly with MPs Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith at his world-renowned workshop.
However Peter Righton, an equally devious and prolific abuser, intervened
As Director of Education at the National Institute for Social Work, Righton had become a prestigious and respected social work professional.
( The National Institute for Social Work – NISW – was a provider of services aimed at achieving excellence in practice and management in social work and social care in the UK and past employees include Sir Peter Barclay – Author with Righton of the Barclay Report – Sir Williiam Utting – Author of the Utting Report – Daphne Statham – Director – Dame Denise Platt – Chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection – Barbara Hearn OBE Panel member on Independent Inquiry 2014 )Righton on headed NISW paper wrote to the Department of Education claiming he was a counsellor of convicted paedophiles ( in reality they were his close knit PIE friends ) and that he had counselled Napier to the point he was no longer a risk to children and could return to teaching.
He added in his letter to the D of Ed that to be doubly certain he ( Righton ) had sought a second opinion from a well known child psychiatrist who concurred with his expert opinion
The psychiatrist in question was Dr.Morris Fraser, another convicted paedophile and PIE member who wrote a supporting report on Great Ormond St headed note paperThis allowed Napier to embark on a new teaching career abroad employed by the British Council, founded by the UK Government in 1934
He was able ( by his own admission in a number of letters to Righton over many years ) to abuse countless number of boys in Sweden and Egypt over many years in the late 70’s through the 80’s until 1992 when the arrest of Righton and the discovery of these letters led to his ( Napier’s) immediate dismissalNapier and Righton ” shared ” a large number of victims, and offences,including rape, during the 80’s but never faced charges on any of the most serious cases of abuseMany questions remain unanswered including who were Napier’s referees for his employment with the British CouncilWhy was Righton allowed to reach the very top of the social work profession ( with posts at NISW and the National Children’s Bureau as stepping stones to positions as a Home Office/ Government “expert” on major reports ) despite being caught red handed abusing boys on a large scale in the 1950’s and writing quite openly in NISW and NCB journals, articles etc from 1971 onwards about his views that adult and child sexual relationships were not necessarily harmfulhttps://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/page/10/
Tom Young @FULLY_BADASS
Intriguing deal, Rifkind’s cousin Leon Brittan + Westland heir also on Elm Guest House list~
The Rifkind and Brittan cousins were both involved with both Westland and Unilever.
Lady Diana Brittan was Chair of the Runnymede Trust 1998-99. Diana is the widow of Leon Brittan, former Home Secretary and the man who was investigated by Operation Midland for sex offences. It was reported earlier this year that Lady Diana had received approx £100k in compensation – which was accompanied by a confidentiality clause – from the Metropolitan Police for them daring to investigate Leon. Thatcher appointed Leon as Minister of State at the Home Office in 1979 under Willie Whitelaw and then in 1983 Leon became Home Secretary himself. Whilst Leon was Home Secretary organised child abuse was concealed, the dossier naming Westminster figures who were allegedly molesting children that was given to Leon by Geoffrey Dickens MP was ‘lost’, the police abused their powers repeatedly but action was never taken against them – there was a feeling that the police had become a private army of Thatcher’s Gov’t (see post ‘A Few Of The Relevant Politicians Re Mary Wynch’s Case’). Just about everything that was the responsibility of the Home Office was riddled with corruption under dear old Leon. Whilst Leon was Home Secretary the Home Office gave funding to PIE. Leon left the Cabinet as a result of the scrap over Westland and it has been alleged that he was the fall guy to prevent it being exposed that Thatcher had lied – Leon was given a job as a European Commissioner as compensation. Leon has been named repeatedly as a child abuser himself which is partly what caused him to come to the attention of Operation Midland – that and the allegation from a woman that he had raped her many years ago.
In 2002 ‘The Independent’ ran a toadying article about Diana, identifying her as a ‘new-style Tory wife’, explaining that she was actually very similar to Tony Blair: ‘She’s just where Tony is, she doesn’t act as a result of a traditional, party political, ideological perspective, but from a moral perspective. She does something because its the right thing to do.’ We all know how moral Tony is and how he had a penchant for doing the right thing. He was after all a pretty straight kind of guy – which will be why he lied to Parliament, was mates with Berlusconi and now acts as an advisor to various dictators and kleptocrats.
The Indie was writing about Diana because she had had an upsetting experience. In her capacity as Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund Diana had OK’d grants to what ‘The Daily Mail’ had described as ‘bizarre and politically correct’ causes and ‘The Daily Mail’ had unleashed a ‘hate campaign’ against her. Paul Dacre had become vexed that Diana had given her blessing to grants to a gay choir and an organisation breeding Andean guinea pigs, but the last straw for Dacre was the funding of an organisation helping unsuccessful asylum seekers fighting deportation. The hate campaign was unleashed – the Mail urged readers to WRITE TO DIANA’S OFFICE. That is what poor old Diana was having to deal with, which is what prompted the Indie to describe her as a ‘brave woman with a moral sense of what is right’.
Diana the Brave and Moral has had her fingers in many pies. She sat as a magistrate on the City of London bench from 1984 – whilst she was married to the Home Secretary whilst the police did what they like including amending statements in order to fit people up – and was appointed a member of the EOC in 1989 and then its Deputy Chair, 1994-96. Diana became Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in 1990 – whilst IVF clinics lied to their patients and generally fleeced them (see post ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred – Particularly In Scotland’). She was Chair of the Race in Europe Network, Chair of the European Union of Women, Chair of the OU Foundation and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s advisory committee on legal education and conduct. The Indie mentions that Diana is a ‘committee person’ because those are the people who get things done and that the world of committees like people with good networks. Perhaps such as people who are married to other people who concealed serious crime for years and then popped over to Brussels to help out. I expect that Diana has had Dominique Strauss-Kahn to dinner – a delightful man…and Christine Lagarde as well, Christine who Woman’s Hour really loved and put on their Power List. The Christine who was found guilty of ‘negligence’ by the French courts regarding that business of the 403 million euros ‘arbitration’ in favour of Bernard Tapie and would have gone to prison except that she was MD of the IMF and you’re not allowed to put them in prison.
Between 1977-89 Diana was the managing editor of a ‘technical press agency’ – I wonder what sort of sins were involved there. Being the brave moral woman that she is, she ‘advised’ Jonathan Aitken after he was found guilty of perjury and was facing prison.
Diana is involved with the Carnegie UK Trust.
Diana and Leon kept a home in London where they troughed with the rich n famous, but they also had a home in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, what with Leon being the MP for Richmond. The North Yorkshire which was the centre of a paedophile ring. William Hague succeeded Leon’s seat in Richmond, became Secretary of State for Wales despite all that boasting about being a Yorkshireman through and through and having shown bugger all interest in Wales. Upon his appointment he organised the cover-up into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal which was the Waterhouse Inquiry. When William was running for the Tory Party leadership he found himself in urgent need of a wife – the Tories were expressing great concern that he was ‘single’, which seemed a little inconsistent in so far as they had no problem with Sir Peter Morrison attending sex parties with under-aged boys from children’s homes in north Wales. Fortunately for William a suitable woman arrived as if to order – Ffion, who had been a senior civil servant in the Welsh Office whilst it concealed criminal conduct in the children’s services and mental health services in north Wales. Love blossomed, although Thatcher was disgusted that Ffion and William shared an hotel room before they were married. I have just purchased a copy of Thatch’s autobiography ‘The Downing Street Years’ – I’ve only read the foreword and introduction so far but I’ve noticed that Peter Morrison is one of those thanked by Thatch in the book. I’m looking forward to reading Thatch’s fond reminiscences re her old mate Jimmy Savile.
Following Diana’s brief stint at the Runnymede, Samir Shah was Chair of the Runnymede Trust until 2009. Samir is a media executive who certainly ticks all the boxes. He was a student at St Catherine’s College, Oxford in the 1970s as were Mandelson and others known to this blog (see post ‘A Study In Tyranny). In 1977 Samir worked for the Intelligence Unit at the Home Office whilst Merlyn Rees was Home Secretary busy concealing criminal activity in north Wales, so he’ll have found out a few interesting things and made a few contacts there (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’). Then in 1979 he joined Mandy and the gang at LWT where he was a researcher and a producer on Eastern Eye, Credo, Weekend World and The London Programme. In 1987 Samir was appointed head of BBC’s TV current affairs and in 1994 he was appointed head of BBC’s Political Programmes, TV and Radio. In 1998 became Chief Exec of Juniper, an independent production company.
Shah was a Trustee for the Medical Foundation of the Victims of Torture, 2004-06 – who I seem to remember a few years ago were found to be harbouring a Top Doctor who had played a key role in the Rwandan Genocide. He was the former Chair of Screen West Midlands and was a non-executive Director of the BBC Board, 2007-10. Shah is on the Board of BAFTA, is or was Deputy Chair at the V&A Museum and in 2014 was appointed Chair of the Geffrye Museum. He is a visiting Prof at Nottingham University and sits on the advisory panel on Oxford University’s Humanities Division. Samir was also on the Advisory Group of the dear old Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention in 2015.
Samir Shah was followed as Chair of the Runnymede by Chris Jones who is at present still in post. Chris Jones is another broadcaster and media executive…
So those are the Chairs of the Runnymede Trust. What about the Directors? Well obviously Dipak Nandy was in place until 1973, but then he handed over the reigns to others. The Runnymede has had a few Directors with CV’s and networks as interesting as Dipak.
Usha Prashar was Director, 1977-84. Usha was born in Kenya but came to the UK – Yorkshire – with her family in the 1960s. She went to the independent Wakefield Girls School and then Leeds University, graduating in 1970. A post-graduate course in Social Administration at Glasgow University followed. Directing the Runnymede Trust certainly launched Usha into the action. She was a Fellow of the Policy Studies Institute – a think tank which later merged with Westminster University – between 1984-86 and was then appointed as Director of NCVO – the umbrella organisation for so many charitable organisations concealing serious wrongdoing. Usha was non-executive Chair of the Parole Board, 1997-2000. That was when the Parole Board appointed Colin Berry, David Mawson and Chris Hunter – three Top Doctors who concealed the abuses of psychiatry and the associated paedophile gang in north Wales – as members, as well as a number of other very questionable people.
Usha was appointed a Civil Service Commissioner in 1990 and was First Civil Service Commissioner, 2000-2005. She was a non-executive director of Channel 4, 1992-99 and a non-executive director of UNITE Group plc, 2001-04. UNITE Group plc is ‘the UK’s leading manager and developer of student accommodation’. So they’ll be the ones who built those extravagantly luxurious apartments which were ruthlessly marketed to students including those who couldn’t afford them and ended up in financial trouble. Never mind the quality of your courses, just look at the accommodation that you’ll live in if you come to study here… Usha became a Governor of De Montfort University in 1996 and was Chancellor, 2001-2006. In recent years after the arrival of a new Vice-Chancellor, DMU has became a much happier less dysfunctional place. Whilst Usha was on board however a lot of very odd things went on at DMU and a number of recent graduates ended up in scandals, including a social worker who was caught illegally smuggling a baby into the UK which she had purchased in Africa. The staff at the time kept flagging up that things were unravelling on the ground, but they were ignored.
Usha was also appointed a Trustee of the BBC World Service Trust in 2002 and a non-executive Director of ITV plc in 2005. She is or was President of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Deputy Chair of the British Council. She was Chair of the National Literacy Trust, 2001-05.
Usha served on the Hutton Inquiry into Iraq. The inquiry into the conduct of Usha’s friend Tony Blair who had given Baroness Usha her peerage in 1999.
Usha is a Trustee of Cumberland Lodge, ‘an educational charity initiating fresh debate on the burning questions facing society’. The website of Cumberland Lodge has no sign of anything educational or anything remotely fresh, although the slogan ‘creative thinking and inclusive dialogue’ is emblazoned across the site – but they do hold their meetings in a lovely castle and there’s plenty of photos of that. The castle in question is Windsor Castle. That’s so inclusive that I might drop into a meeting of Cumberland Lodge myself.
The intellectual powerhouse that is Usha is also a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, which was established to ‘promote international understanding and relations, especially Anglo-American’. The Ditchley Foundation was founded in 1958 by Sir David Wills, a descendant of W.D. and H.O. Wills, the tobacco barons. It is based in Ditchley Park, another splendid building for Usha to do her thinking in, near Chipping Norton. So Rebekah Brooks and Cameron are just down the road then.
The Chair of the Ditchley Foundation is Lord George Robertson, Secretary of State for Defence under Blair, 1997-99 and then NATO General Secretary, 1999-2003. That went well then. The Chairman of the Ditchley Foundation between 2000-09 was Sir John Major, former PM, one time bedfellow of Edwina Currie and the protector of the paedophiles of north Wales via the vehicle of William Hague.
The Director of the Ditchley Foundation from 2010-16 was Sir John Holmes, a former diplomat who also held a senior role with the UN. Sir John was Principal Private Secretary to Blair whilst Blair was PM and he was also involved in the N Ireland peace talks – in which whatever happened at the Kincora Boys Home was used as a negotiating tool. Sir John Holmes has just been appointed Chair of the Electoral Commission.
The Director of the Ditchley Foundation, 1999-04 was Sir Nigel Broomfield, a former diplomat who was Chairman of Leonard Cheshire Disability, 2004-09.
Virtually all the Directors are of this ilk – former diplomats who have done a stint with the UN and who often have links to defence officials.
What about Usha’s fellow Governors at the Ditchley Foundation? Here are the names of some of them:
Lord Adonis, David Cameron, Margaret Beckett, Virginia Bottomley, Lord Carrington, Robin Butler, Shami Chakrabarty, Menzies Campbell, David Hunt, Geoffrey Howe, Neil Kinnock, David Miliband, Pauline Neville-Jones, Malcolm Rifkind, Jack Straw, Shirley Williams, Peter Jay, Paul Boateng.
Working Timeline for Child Abuse and Savile related
This is designed as mainly a thread for dates and basic info to add to the timeline below. This first post by me will be updated continually whenever possible with relevant dates to the Savile thread and child abuse scandals and can be used as a point of reference aside the Savile thread. Contributions, suggestions, corrections and extra detail all very welcome.
1950’s onwards – organised and sophisticated worldwide network of paedophiles in operation began.
Distribution of pro – paedophile propaganda began.
1951 – Savile’s Tour of Britain cycle race.
1955 – earliest recorded instant by police of abuse by Savile, in Manchesterwhen running dance hall.
1958 – 1967 – Savile’s radio career begins at Radio Luxembourg
mid 1950’s – Savile manages the Plaza Ballroom on Oxford Road, Manchester.
1955 – 56 – Savile manages Mecca-owned Palais dance hall in Ilford, Essex.
mid 50’s – mid 60’s – Savile living in Salford; later period with Ray Teret, who became his
support DJ, assistant and chauffeur
Late 1950’s/early 1960 – Savile manages the Mecca Locarno ballroom in Leeds.
1958 – 1967 – Savile Radio Luxembourg
1959 – Maggie Thatcher MP Finchley.
1961, 1st January – Conservative Monday Club founded by Ian Greig, Paul Bristol, Cedric Gunner and Anthony Maclaren.
1963 – Profumo scandal
1963 – 1968 – abuse at Kincora boys home, Belfast, home to 168 boys age 15 – 18. (3 staff jailed 1981).
1963 – Lord Boothby begins an illicit affair with East End cat burglar Leslie Holt. Introduced to the Krays.
Underworld connections and factTom Driberg MP involved not reported until 1964 inSunday Mirror, despite
conservative Sunday Express knowing earlier. Krays criminal activities continue for c.3 years, til 8 May 1968
1964, New Year’s Day – Savile presented the first edition of Top of the Pops at BBC.
1965 – 1988 – Savile volunteer porter and fundraiser at Stoke Mandeville hospital. Also had his own quarters there.
1966 – Savile introduced to Mountbatten by Prince Philip.
1967 – and for next 18 months, 13 yr old Guy Marsden, Jimmy Savile’s nephew, taken to wealthy celebrities houses in London
with his friends, where men sexually abused girls and boys as young as 10, with Savile present. Showbiz names and Priest,
victims from orphanage or childrens home.Originally taken frm Euston station by men who coincidentally knew Savile as abusers.
1967, July 27th – Decriminalisation of Sexual Offences Act 1967 is passed in an Act of Parliament that decriminalises homosexual acts in private between two men, both of whom had to have attained the age of 21.
1968 -Savile’s Travels, BBCradio 1.
1968 – 1970’s – Savile volunteers as volunteer porter at Leeds General Infirmary. One of victims only 5.
1970, December – one of the earliest photographs we know of, of Jimmy Savile with Prince Charles, Yorkshire Post Press Room.
early 1970’s – snuff films came into existence – name alledgedly derived from Charles Manson.
early 1970’s – John Peters, Englishman who takes part in ‘Bjorn tape’ video of horrific sex assault on 8 yr old boy, and former soldier,
goes AWOL after being charged with having sex with a 14 yr old boy in public toilets near his base in Sutton Coulfield.
Later goes on to be convicted in Denmark of a separate offence of child abuse.
70’s – 80’s – abuse in Islington’s children’s homes under watch of Margaret Hodge.
Abuse in childrens homes nationally during this period an epidemic.
1970 – Edward Heath wins election and becomes Prime Minister.
1970 – Maggie Thatcher appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science by Edward Heath.
1970 – to present day – The Spartacus International Gay Guide published, annually. originally by
John D. Stamford, currently by Bruno Gmünder Verlag in Berlin, Germany. PeterGlencross the commercial
Manager. Allegedly an international paedophile ring with an estimated 30,000 members. A good resource for paedophiles
looking for children to molest. Listed countries, areas addresses and prices to spend the night with a child.
1970’s – Jimmy Savile awarded honorary green beret by the Royal Marines
1970 – firstrecorded instance of abuse by Savile at Duncroft school in Surrey.
1971 – Jimmy Savile OBE
1971 – 1973 – Payola scandal. Radio 1/BBC sex for airtime. Savile questioned.
1972 – John Stamford convicted of sending obscene literature through the post. Shortly after
leaves for Holland.
1973 – margaret Hodge elected as a councillor for the London Borough of Islington.
mid 1970’s – Paedophile Action Group for Liberation breakaway group from Gay Liberation Front.
Later merged with P.I.E. P.I.E. campaign to legalise sex with children over 4. Peter Righton founding member.
1974, february – Edward Heath no longer Prime Minister.
1974, February – Leon Brittan MP for Cleveland and Whitby.
1974 – Chris Denning’s first conviction for gross indecency and indecent assault at Old Bailey.
1974 – 1990 – a series of incidents of child abuse occurred within the North Wales children’s homes.
Some initial reports did not appear in public.
Keith Gregory claims at Bryn Estyn Savile and brother Johnny were visitors in Howarths flat and boys
were brought to them. Deputy Head Peter Howarth, former ex-Tory MP Sir Peter Morrison, and also named by others.
Steve Messham claims in 2012 Alastair McAlpine abused him there.
1975 – Jimmy Savile 10 day ‘state visit’ to Israel. He meets President Ephraim Katzir and Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek, and
was organised by John Levy of the Friends of Israel Educational Trust.
1975, 30 October – 1980, 17 Nov- The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe begins murder spree.
Savile viewed as a suspect and questioned by West Yorkshire Police. Moulds taken of teeth.
1975 – Thatcher beats Edward Heath in Tory leadership election to become leader of the opposition.
1975 – Thatcher meets Alastair McAlpine at a dinner party and subsequently appoints him Treasurer of the
Conservative Party until 1990.
1975 – Savile beat and raped girl at Stoke Mandeville hospital as part of a satanic ritual with other adults in the hospital
basement. He chanted ‘Hail Satan’ in Latin. Girl first spoke out in 1992.
1975 – 1976 – North Fox Island abuse, USA. Francis D Shelden missing since his “youth camp” on Fox Island
turned out to be a pedophile and child porn haven. Frank Shelden owned North Fox Island in Lake Michigan–
a private island near Traverse City. Shelden also wrote for Better Life Monthly “seeking liberation for boys
and boy-lovers.” He was also Frank Torey editor of PAN and of Spartacus notoriety with Stamford.
1976+ – photo of Savile at Haute de la Garenne (dated from Superspike t shirt)
mid 70’s – allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile at Haut de La Garenne. Victim comes forward 2008.
1976 – ‘Understanding Paedophilia’ by P.I.E. took over original P.I.E. newsletter, mainly by Warren Middleton.
Designed as a serious journal with articles from psychologists designed to give paedophilia ‘respectability’.
Later replaced by ‘Magpie’.
1976 and 1977 – Oakland county child killer, unidentified serial killer responsible for the murders of
four or more children, two girls and two boys, in Oakland County, Michigan, USA. Frank Shelden/Torey?
1977 – Maggie Thatcher appears on ‘Jim’ll Fix it’. She says to Jimmy ‘When I was small I didn’t think there ever could be
a woman prime minister, but we hope you’re going to fix it, Jimmy,’ she cooes. He states fortuitously (?!), ‘I already have
done, privately, but I didn’t want everyone to know,’. 2 years later she becomes Prime Minister.
1977 – ‘Childhood Rights’ published by P.I.E. A regular publiation assimilated into Magpie when editor (‘David’) died.
The Paedophile Information Exchange PIE was allegedly given £70,000 by the Home Office between 1977 and 1980 – the equivalent today of about £400,000.
A former Home Office worker revealed that Jim Callaghan’s Labour government and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative administration, which took over in 1979, may have provided funding for PIE.
The whistleblower said senior civil servant Clifford Hindley, who was head of the Home Office’s voluntary services unit, signed off a three year grant for £35,000 in 1980.
Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to ‘blackmail establishment’
BRITISH security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges.
The former civil servant has told detectives investigating the activities of paedophiles in national politics that the Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch was orchestrating the child-sex lobbying group in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The whistleblower, who has spoken exclusively to the Sunday Express, says he was also warned off asking why such a notorious group was being handed government money.
It emerged late last year that PIE was twice gave amounts of £35,000 in Home Office funding between 1977 and 1980, the £70,000 total equivalent to over £400,000 in today’s money.
Those details surfaced only after the whistleblower highlighted his concerns to campaigning Labour MP Tom Watson and his revelations have triggered an ongoing Home Office inquiry into why the cash was given to PIE which was abolished in 1985 after a number of prosecutions.
Until now, speculation about the grant has centred on Clifford Hindley, the late Home Office manager who approved the payments. However, the whistleblower told the Sunday Express he thought higher and more sinister powers were at play.
He has given a formal statement to that effect to detectives from Operation Fernbridge, which is looking into allegations of historic sex abuse at the Elm Guest House in south-west London
PIE, now considered one of the most notorious groups of the era, had gained respectability in political circles. Its members are said to have included establishment figures, and disgraced Liberal MP Cyril Smith was a friend of founder member Peter Righton.
In 1981, Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens used Parliamentary privilege to name Sir Peter Hayman, the deputy director of MI6, as a member of PIE and an active paedophile. In 1983 Mr Dickens gave the Home Office a dossier of what he claimed was evidence of a paedophile network of “big, big names, people in positions of power, influence and responsibility”. The Home Office says the dossier no longer exists.
Whistleblower Mr X, whose identity we have agreed to protect, became a very senior figure in local government before retiring a few years ago. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was a full-time consultant in the Home Office’s Voluntary Services Unit run by Clifford Hindley.
In 1979 Mr X was asked to examine a funding renewal application for PIE, but he became concerned because the organisation’s goal of seeking to abolish the age of consent “conflicted” with the child protection policies of the Department of Health and Social Security and asked for a meeting with Mr Hindley, his immediate boss.
PIE was being funded at the request of Special Branch which found it politically useful to identify people who were paedophiles. This led me not to pursue my objections. At that time, questioning anything to do with Special Branch, especially within the Home Office, was a ‘no-no’.
“I was under the clear belief that I was being instructed to back off and that his reference to Special Branch was expected to make me to do so.
He asked for a file the Home Office kept on PIE, but his request was refused. However, he was certain then Tory Home Office Minister Tim Raison, who died in 2011, must have signed the 1980 funding application.
Mr X has given a formal written statement to the inquiry set up last year into former Home Office links with PIE but has refused to meet the inquiry in person because he fears “repercussions” under the Official Secrets Act.
Special Branch was an integral part of the intelligence service gathering intelligence on spies and political threats to the state.
1977, 19 September – members of P.I.E. first open meeting in London at the Conway hall in Red Lion square.
Members attacked by outraged mothers.
1977 – victim, aged 11, abused by Peter Righton and other members of P.I.E. in London until 16. Cyril Smith
+ other vips allegedly involved.
1978 – Leon Brittan made Queen’s Counsel.
1979, 4th May – Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister.
1979, 27th August – Lord Mountbatten killed by IRA bomb on boat in Ireland.
1979 – 1981 – Leon Brittan Minister of State at the Home Office, and then made Chief Secretary
to the Treasury, a Cabinet position.
1979 – 1983 – Harvey Proctor MP Basildon.
1979 – 1983 Alastair McAlpine deputy chairman of Tory party.
1979, 5th November – Martin Allen, 15, disappears. Last seen by a friend at King’s Cross Tube station
as he made his way home from school. Man and boy seen acting suspiciously at Earl’s Court, just a few miles
from Elm Guest House. Photofit bears remarkable resemblance to Harvey Proctor.
1979 – 81 – Vincent, abused in Elm Guest house age 11 and house next to church in Sea Rd, Bexhill abuse.
‘two men’ mentioned twice – same ones? Filmed – took big boxes away.
same time Grafton Close raided after cleaner came in to tidy and found photos and videos of young people behind the cushions,
staff disappear and one got 3 months probation and then went back to working with children.
1979 June – 1985 ”PAN: A Magazine About Boy Love” published. Changed to ‘Paedo Alert News’
in 13th issue. Published by John Stamford and Frank Torey, Spartacus Association.
Edward Brongersma and Frits Bernard frequent contributors.
1979, 15th & 21st November – Anthony Blunt’s wartime role as spy exposed by Thatcher in House of Commons after
‘Climate Of Treason’ book by Andrew Boyle and Private Eye’s expose.
late 1970’s – Savile forms relationship with Prince Charles after coming together through their work with
wheelchair sports charities.
1980 – Stringfellows, Covent Garden opens.
early 1980’s – Derek Laud becomes first black member of the Conservative Monday club.
1981 – 1987 – Ray Wyre starts at Albany Prison, Isle of White, working with category A prisoners.
Pioneered group therapy for sex offenders here. Also HMP Parkhurst IOW. Kray was among
his charges at Parkhurst.
1981 – Maggie Thatcher describes Savile’s work as ”marvellous”. 11 consecutive new years spent with
Savile at Chequers.
1981-4th August (Royal Wedding) – Vishal Mehrotra goes missing on way home to Putney, less
than a mile from Elm Guest House, whilst ‘Kings and Queen’s’ at Rocks Lane in full swing.
Body found in 1982 in woodland in Sussex.
1981 – ‘Perspectives on Paedophilia’ published with chapters by Peter Righton and DrMorris Fraser (Azimuth trust).
Derides ‘moral panic’ over paedophilia & says that with ‘the child’s willing compliance . . . the sex is unlikely
to do much harm’.
1981 – 3 senior care staff at Kincora boys home jailed for abusing 11 boys.
1982-1992 – Margaret Hodge emerges as council leader of Islington.
1982 – Falklands War.
1982 – two men, John Rowe & Terry Dwyer, persuade Carole Kasir to change Elm Guest House into a place for homosexual men.
1982, June – CGHE strongly recommends Elm Guest House in their newsletter.
1982, 8th August – MET’S Special Patrol Group raid Elm Guest House, (this when 17-year-old rent boy who acted
as ‘in-house masseur’ was detained & who also appeared on dr who & Royal Command performance), resulting
in charges being brought for running a disorderly house. 2 undercover officers were embedded as guests
making secret radio recordings in a plastercast. Less than 10 people present during raid.
1983, 9th June – General Election. Thatcher wins, Leon Brittan changes his seat to Richmond.
1983 – 1987 – Harvey proctor MP Billericay.
1983 – Kasirs convicted at the Old Bailey of running a disorderly house, fined & given suspended
1983 – Brighton boy, 6, attacked and sexually assaulted in car by 3 men whilst walking home. Police
question PIE members in connection with the attack, but the crime remains unsolved to this day.Over 1
million people sign petition demanding legislation to make paedophile groups such as PIE illegal, but
Leon Brittan refuses to do anything.
1983 – Alastair McAlpine no longer deputy chairman of tory party.
1984, 30 Jan – ‘Maggies Militant Tendency’ documentary by BBc exposes Tories far right wing leanings.
Examines Neil Hamilton, Harvey Proctor and Gerald Howarth.
1984 – Geoffrey Dickens MP hands over 50 page dossier on VIP child abuse with links to Em Guest House to the Home Office.
Later’Encouraging’ half hour meeting with Home Secretary Leon Brittan.
1984, June 1st – Mark Tildlsley, 7, lured from fair & murdered by Sydney Cooke and gang. No prosecutions
made, and Cookes role in murder not investigated unril 1999.
1984, 21st May – The Conservative Monday Club under Thatcher revises its constitution. Prolific publications occur;of booklets,
pamphlets, policy papers, an occasional newspaper, Right Ahead, and a magazine Monday World.
1984, Savile accepted as a member of the Athenaeum, a gentlemen’s club in London’s Pall Mall,
after being proposed by Cardinal Basil Hume.
1984 – Alastair McAlpine created a life peer in the New Years Honours List taking the title Baron McAlpine of West Green of
West Green in the County of Hampshire.
1984 – IRA bomb Brighton Hotel. Alastair McAlpine on a target list of the IRA.
mid 80’s – Derek Laud becomes a researcher and special adviser, working for Conservative Members of Parliament and government
1985 – first public allegation of abuse in Islington’s Council care by Demetrious Panton to Margaret Hodge.
(very existence of which would be ignored until 1989).
1985 – Chris Denning imprisoned for 18 months for gross indecency with a child.
1985, November – Jason Swift, 14, brutally raped & murdered by Sydney Cooke & three accomplices
– Leslie Bailey, Robert Oliver & Steven Barrell.
1986, January – Leon Brittan resigns over Westland affair.
1986 – Sunday Times expose Spartacus. Undercover reporters offered 2 boys in manila, 8 & 14. He said
“If you are discreet, I can guarantee you will get as many boys as you want in the Philippines.
1986, October – Neil Hamilton and fellow MP Gerald Howarth (one of his closest friends), sue the BBC for libel
owing to documentary ”Maggies’ militant Tendency”.Prosecution financed by Sir James Goldsmith, Taki, David
Davis and Lord Harris of High Cross. Hamilton and Howarth were awarded £20,000 each and in the next edition
of Panorama on 27 October, the BBC made an unreserved apology.
1986 – Childline launched by Esther Rantzen.
1987 – Harvey Proctor resigns as MP for Billericay after after being fined pounds 1,450 for acts of
gross indecency; he was involved in homosexual spanking sessions with young male prostitutes.
1987, 10th March – Daniel Morgan, private investigator for Southern Investigations murdered in pub car park,
Sydenham, following important police corruption probe, phone hacking and seeking witnesses against Proctor
and Hamilton for Maggies Militant Tendency legal threats.
1988 – Harvey Proctor opens his tie shop in Brewers Lane, off Richmond Green, with generous investment from
many MPs and acquaintances. A second shop follows in Knightsbridge.
1988 – Gracewell Clinic, Moseley, Birmingham, established by Ray Wyre. The first residential
treatment centre for sex offenders anywhere in the world.
1988, August – Savile appointed by junior health minister Edwina Currie chair
of an interim task force overseeing the management of Broadmoor Hospital, after its board members had been suspended.
1988 – for 3 yrs – Azimuth Trust, sailing charity for disadvantaged boys based in Cornwall set up by Dr Morris Fraser
and Michael Johnson. Photographed naked boys. Dr Fraser, like Peter Righton, contributed sympathetic chapters to ‘Perspectives
on Paedophilia’ pub 1981. Fraser intro’d at least 1 boy to Charles Napier.
1988 – Alan Williams (21) and Warwick Spinks (25) set up Boys Club 21 and Gay Palace in Amsterdam.
1988 – Chris Denning jailed for three years for indecent assault on a 13-year-old boy and possession of indecent photographs.
1989, May – Sydney Cooke sentenced to 19 years in Wandsworth Prison for manslaughter of Jason Swift.
1989, Feb 3rd – Colin Peters, Alan Delaney, Ernest Whittington, Victor Burnett, sentenced at the Old Bailey for involvement
in a ”sex ring” which ”lured boys as young as 10 into prostitution” over a 5 yr period (around 1983 – 1987). Convictions arose
from yr long investigation, ‘Operation Hedgerow’. Police believe part of a much wider ring involving ”influential, professional people
and its tentacles reach into Westminster and Whitehall”. Said to ”resemble the Mafia in its organisation and strength.” Colin Peters,
alleged ringleader who received 8 yrs, a former barrister and Foreign Office official from Bayswater.
He is also listed as a guest in the documents relating to Elm Guest House. Alan Delaney also possibly on a photograph
contained in the Elm documents.
Group now linked heavily to the Elm Guest House scandal and Operation Hedgerow bears striking ”similarities” to Operation Fernbridge,
and similarly involves child trafficking to Amsterdam.
Judge said it resembles the Mafia possibly because it is indeed connected to it!.. ”Informed sources in Britain believe that the Delaney Peters ring and the Moncini-linked networks are connected, and that both are part of an international pedophile conspiracy.”
1989 – Leon Brittan knighted. Also resigns as MP to become European Commissioner for Competition at the European Commission.
late 1980’s/by 1990 – Amsterdam bars/scene – Boys Club 21 (Alan Williams), Gay Palace (Spinks), Boys for Men,
De Boys,The Blue Boy busiest watering holes in intrntnl paedophile jungle. 250 paedophiles involved in production
child pornography in Amsterdam. Amsterdam bars (Nick Davies)
late 1980’s – Savile allegedly acted as an informal marriage counsellor between Prince Charles and Princess Diana,
at St James’ Palace. Former Royal Family press secretary Dickie Arbiter later said Savile’s behaviour had raised
“concern and suspicion”.
1989, June- 1991, November – Michael Johnson of Azimuth Trust assaults 2 boys, 9 and 11, 50 times.
1990’s – Scallywag magazine names Alastair McAlpine.
1990 Naypic helping Carol Kasir.
1990 Carol Kasir found dead age 47 in her flat. Coroners inquest concludes suicide by insulin overdose.
NAYPIC employees believe murdered.
1990 – ‘A’ contacted NAYPIC- a teenage victim/witness of a British paedo ring who said he was forced to film snuff movies
in a warehouse in or around Amsterdam. Before could give testimony was drugged & pulled into van
in front of Moss’ home where hed been staying. Already been threatened & followed; never heard of again.
‘The Elite Twelve’ paedophile group would pay up to £ 5 000 to children to take part in the videos.
1990’s Jimmy Savile banned from Children in Need, says Sir Roger Jones, former BBC governor for Wales and chairman
of the charity.
1990 – Alastair McAlpine no longer Tory party treasurer.
1990 – Jimmy Savile awarded Knighthood
1990 – Jimmy Savile awarded Papal Knighhood by Pope John Paul II.
1990 – IRA bomb the West Green House mansion in Hartley Wintney, where Alastair McAlpine had lived just weeks before,
and where in the past Thatcher had been a guest.
1990, 28th November – Maggie Thatcher no longer Prime Minister.
1990 – Rochdale, up to 20 children were taken from their homes and parents after social services believed them to be
involved in satanic or occult ritual abuse. The late 80’s and early 90’s prominently featured citations of satanic ritual abuse.
1990 – 1993 – ‘Frank’, informant from Nick Davies article caught up in paedo underworld & witnessed snuff film with
Spinks in Canaries. Kid no older than 12. Detectives discovered Alan Williams and friends had been discussing doing
this in the barn of a German from one of the Spuistraat clubs.
1991,24th Feb – The Observer runs a lengthy article entitled “Far Right takes over the Monday Club”, stating that a number
of senior members had tendered their resignations in protest at the Club’s “takeover” by “extreme right-wingers”, some
of whom were also members of the Western Goals Institute.
1992, April – mysterious fire breaks out in the third-floor flat in Palmeira Avenue, Hove, Brighton which kills
5 people, Several former Clwyd children’s home residents are thought to have been among the guests: two at least Bryn Alyn residents
and knew John Allen very well – Adrian Johns and his brother Lee (also known as Lee Homberg). Adrian Johns dies and
Lee Johns is injured, found dead in 1995 after testifying in John Allen’s trial.
1992, September – Peter Righton founder of P.I.E. at 66 pleads guilty to three charges of importing or possessing obscene material —
paedophile gay porn — after customs officers at Dover intercepted two packages addressed to him. Tom Watson claims in 2012 this file of
evidence used to convict him contained ‘clear intelligence’ of a sex abuse gang.
Quits job at National Children’s Bureau.
1992 – Neil Hamilton (currently a gov minister) and Harvey Proctor attacked in Proctor’s shop in Richmond – on – Thames. Hamilton’s
nose broken in the ”gay bashing expedition”.
1992 – Spinks was first investigated in 1992 after police identified him as a dangerous child abuser with links to paedophile rings
in the UK and Europe.
He divided his time between England and Amsterdam, where he acted as a fixer introducing sex tourists to young boys in the Dutch city.
1993 – Gracewell Clinic (Ray Wyre) closes after pressure from local public.
1993, July – Manuel Schadwald, 12 year old Berliner, (allegedly murdered in snuff film) goes missing. Police belatedly
try to find him in late 1990’s after initially being labelled a runaway, owing to increasing North European press reports
of trafficking of boys from Berlin to the Netherlands.
1993 – Dr Morris Fraser (Azimuth Trust) convicted for possession of child pornography.
1994 – Homosexual age of consent lowered to 18 in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.
1994 – Peter Howarth, former deputy head of Bryn Estyn, jailed for 10 years of abusing boys.
Dies in prison.
1994 – Peter Hatton – Bornshin, abused whilst under care of Grafton childrens home when 11 in the 80’s, commits suicide at 28.
1995 – Wolvercote Clinic (Ray Wyre) opens in Epsom, Surrey, secret location, part – funded by the Home Office.
1995 – Leon Brittan becomes European Commissioner for Trade and European Commissioner for External Affairs, also serving as
Vice-President of the European Commission.
1995 Geoffrey Dickens dies.
1995 – John Stamford dies in prison from heart attack age 56, just before standing trial on child sex charges.
1995 – 1996 – Marc Dutroux kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused 6 girls from 8 – 19, murdering 4. Alleged member of mass sex ring involving VIP police and government in Belgium and Le Chateau des Amerois which included torture and murder.
1995 – Lee Johns, former Bryn Alyn resident, found dead after testifying in John Allen’s trial.
1995 – John Allen founder fo Bryn Alyn community jailed 11 years for indecent assaults on boys in his care.
November 2012 seen working at a Premier Inn.
1995 – Charles Napier, treasurer of P.I.E. convicted sexual assault against minors in London.
1995 – Warwick Spinks sentenced 7 yrs reduced on appeal to 5 at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex, jailed for sexual
offences against boys.Convicted for serious sexual assault at knifepoint, taking a child without lawful authority
and taking indecent images of children. Lewes Crown Court heard that he had he drugged a 14-year-old boy and “sold him”
to a gay brothel in Amsterdam. Flees the country before end of 5 yr sentence whilst on license (after 30 months) in a
London probation hostel, rips off several credit card companies on a spending spree in the boy bars in Fuggerstrasse
in Berlin and finally settles in Prague. Forges links with Chris Denning.
Before his arrest running notorious Why Not brothel in Amsterdam.
1996, March – Chris Denning imprisoned for 10 weeks for publishing indecent photographs.
1996 – Charles Napier investigated as being an alleged member of a paedophile network operating in British schools.
1997 – Spinks tracked down in Prague by The Sunday People. Posing as Dutch property consultant with name Wilhelm Pavel,
shaved moustache, has ‘minders’, lives in flat in smaller suburbs of Prague, conducts ‘tours’ through hidden websites
and e mails, taunts Scotland Yard (sent postcard), has gay lover Jakob, 22. ”Between us we have 8 apartments with access to another 68”.
Uses clubs like Pinocchio’s or escape for lads like on run frm conscription. Website run frm friend in Budapest.
Minibus, apartment, tours routine for punters.
1997 – Dutch journalists dig out a history of sightings of Manuel Schadwald which suggests he had been put to work in a brothel in
Rotterdam, run by a German, Lothar Glandorf, now 36. After ignoring complaints for 18 months, Rotterdam police targeted him and found he had
been selling hundreds of boys. Of those they could trace, nearly half were under 16.
1997 – Chris Denning jailed Prague for 3 and a half years after paedo ring investigation.
1997 – Cash for Questions parliamentary enquiry. On 3 July 1997, the enquiry found Neil Hamilton guilty of taking
“cash for questions”, as well as Smith.
1997, 31 August – death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
1997 – James Chalkley moves from his Stepney Flat in London to Amsterdam. Ex Eastenders actor connected to the Harry Jeffries,
Peter Howells (‘Actor and agent’), John Peters (Abuser in the Bjorn video), and Warwick Spinks international paedophile ring. Mentioned in documentary ‘The Boy Business’
1998 – David Icke names McAlpine in book ‘The Biggest Secret’. No legal action follows.
1998, April, Edward Brongersma, Dutch Senator and Doctor of Law, dies. Defender of rights of paedophiles
and contributor to PAN.
1998, April – Sydney Cooke paroled.
1998 – John Peters (‘Bjorn tape’ attacker) believed to be in Asia.
1999 -Gary Glitter convicted for possession of child pornography in the United Kingdom. (4 000 hardcore photographs of children being abused).
1999 – Savile invites Prince Charles to glencoe cottage for private meal. Local ladies dressed in pinafores.
Christmas card received ”Give my love to your lovely ladies in Scotland”.
1999/2000 Spinks’ whereabouts revealed and file sent to UK cops (‘People’).
1999, December 17 – Sydney Cooke sentenced 2 life sentences in Wakefield Prison for 18 sex offences
between 72 and 81 which came to light after Dispatches programme.
1999 – Leon Brittan resigns with rest of the Santer Commission amid accusations of fraud.
late 1990’s – increasing press reports in North Europe on trafficking of boys from Berlin to the Netherlands.
2000 – Homosexual age of consent in England and Scotland lowered to 16, (Northern Ireland 17) – same as for heterosexuals –
in the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act of 2000. Jack Straw wanted the law passed ”as soon as possible”. The rarely used
Parliament Act had been invoked to get the measure onto the statute book, only the fourth time since World War One that it
has been used. Accusations of ”by – passing parliament” and a ”constitutional outrage”.
2000, April – documentary by Louis Theroux about Jimmy Savile.
2000 – Harvey Proctor’s stores forced into liquidation after legal action by Customs and Excise over an unpaid VAT bill.
2002, July – Wolvercote Clinic (Ray Wyre) closes owing to public pressure and DOH selling of land.
2003, May – Grant Russell, sex tourist, murdered in Vinohrady apartment, Prague, belonging to Warwick Spinks and Vladimir and called ‘Toucan Apartments’.
2004 – Comments on a Dutch blog suggest Warwick Spinks was seen working at Pinnochio bar in Prague around this time.
2005 – 2007 – investigation into News International Phone Hacking Scandal.
2005, 19th December – Rolf Harris unveils his portrait of the Queen, commissioned to mark the monarch’s 80th birthday the following year.
2006 – Savile appears on final edition of Top of the Pops.
2006 – Court in Vietnam finds Gary Glitter guilty of committing obscene acts with minors. Career irreparably damaged.
2006/2007 – Savile sent 80th birthday card by Prince Charles saying “Nobody will ever know what you have done for this country Jimmy. This is to go some way in thanking you for that.” With a box of cigars and some cufflinks.
2007 – Jimmy Savile interviewed under caution by police investigating an allegation of indecent assault in the 1970s at Duncroft
Approved School for Girls, which Savile treated as a ”paedophile sweetshop”. Mr Williams-Thomas said: “The 2007 investigation
offered the best opportunity to catch Savile. It raises questions about why the one person who could have provided information
was not spoken to.
2007 – Peter Righton dies whilst living on a baronial estate in Suffolk which was regularly used as a holiday
centre for disadvantaged children in Islington, despite earlier convictions for possession of abusive images
2008, March – Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun newspaper, which
had linked him in several articles to child abuse at the Jersey children’s home
Haut de la Garenne. Later admitted visiting after publication of photo.
2008, June 20 – Ray Wyre dies, aged 56.
2008 – Chris Denning extradited back out of Britain after serving 2 years of a further 4 year sentence
and jailed in October for 5 years in Slovakia for producing child pornography. (where he had been living
prior to his extradition to Britain).
2009 – Jimmy Savile interviewed under caution by Surrey police investigating an alleged indecent assault
at Duncroft school. The CPS advised there was insufficient evidence to take any further action. This was
the year of the last offence recorded by the current investigation. Police failed to interview headmistress.
2010, August – Leon Brittan returns to government acting as trade advisor to the Coalition.
2011, October 29 – Jimmy Savile dies.
2011 Prince Charles leads tributes to Savile. The Prince and the Duchess describe themselves as ”saddened to hear of
Jimmy Savile’s death and their thoughts are with his family at this time.”
2011, 9th November – Jimmy Savile’s funeral. His funeral took place at Leeds Cathedral and he was buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Scarborough, in an upright golden coffin buried at a 45 degree angle, facing the ocean and a school.
2012 Spinks finally arrested and put back in prison to serve remaining 18 months
2012 , 3rd October – Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile aired on ITV. Statements by Savile’s victims.
Esther Rantzen, founder of Childline, admits hearing rumours of Savile’s abuse of children but says ”rumours are not evidence”.
Hundreds more victims come forward following programme.
2012, 24th October- Tom Watson uses his Parliamentary privilege to request police to look afresh at at claims of
an historic “powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10”. He refers to Peter Righton, a former consultant
to the National Children’s Bureau, who was convicted of importing and possessing illegal homosexual pornographic
material in 1992. He states that files on this man contained “clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring”.
David cameron appears perplexed
2012, 28th October – Gary Glitter aka Paul Gadd first person to be arrested in London under strand of Yewtree ‘Savile and Others’ for alleged sex offences. Bailed until mid – December.
2012, October – MET Police launch Operation Fairbank, secret scoping exercise into allegations of historic sexual abuse
in the 80’s by politicians and VIP’S. Launched as a result of Tom Watson’s claims in parliament, of the existence of a
“powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10”. Only to be publicly revealed on 12th December.
2012, 1st November – Freddie Starr becomes 2nd person arrested by Operation Yewtree. Claim that he tried to molest a
14-year-old girl in Savile’s BBC dressing room in the 1970s. He strenuously denies the allegation. Released on bail until mid –
2012, November 11th – Wilfred De’ath arrested in Cambridgeshire under Operation Yewtree as an actress alleges he sexually assaulted her in 1965. He denies any wrongdoing.
2012, Nov 2nd – BBC airs Newsnight programme during which Steve Messham DOESNT name Alastair McAlpine as an abuser at Bryn Estyn. He nonetheless apologises, on the 9th, saying he got the name wrong, as does the BBC, which is now in turmoil. George Entwistle resigns on the 10th, BBC pays £185 000 plus costs to the BBC and £125 000 from ITV for their This Morning programme. McAlpine goes on to sue Sally Bercow and threatens to sue Twitter users. The importance of free speech never clearer, nor more attemptedly suppressed.
2012, 21 November – Exposure Update: The Jimmy Savile Investigation, was shown on ITV.
2012, November 29th – Leveson report published along with a 48-page executive summary. Leveson found that the existing Press Complaints Commission is not sufficient, and controversially recommends a new independent body, which would have a range of
sanctions available to it, including fines and direction of the prominence of apologies and corrections. Many see the move as statutory
regulation of the press. Lord Hunt, the current chair of the PCC, says the new regulator should be set up by summer 2013.
2012, November 29th – Rolf Harris interviewed under caution for Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sex offences.
Police raided Berkshire home on November 24th but not at home. Offences ‘not linked to Savile’.
2012, 6 December – Max Clifford arrested under Operation Yewtree on suspicion sexual offences that date back 40 years.
The fifth person to be arrested and the sixth person to be quizzed under Yewtree. ”Not linked to presenter Savile”. Rebailed
on 17th December to a date in February pending further enquiries.
2012, 11 December – MET police state investigation into abuse by Savile complete.
2013, January 2nd – Jim Davidson one of 2 men arrested by Operation Yewtree under suspicion of sex offences
against women, not linked to Savile. The second is a 53yr old arrested in Hampshire. Davidson denies the allegations.
2013, 9th January – Documents from NAYPIC worker Mary Moss which were photographed and put online taken
under warrant by police working on Operation Fernbridge. Transcripts attached to linked site.
2013, January – Yewtree report ”Giving Victims a Voice” published. ‘Most frequent offending between
1966 and 1976’, ‘total of 450 victims, 328 children’.
2013, 17th January – MET Police launch Operation Fernbridge, a full investigation into allegations that
politicians were members of a paedophile ring which abused children in care in the 1980s. Centres on the alleged
historic sexual abuse of children at Elm Guest House, in Rocks Lane, a suburban street in Barnes, south-west London,
and Grafton Close Children’s Home, Richmond. Follows on from Operation Fairbank, a scoping exercise launched in October
as a result of Tom Watson’s claims in Parliament. It is being run by the Specialist Crimes and Operations Directorate,
and led by the Child Abuse Investigation Command. We later discover 7 officers are working on the case.
Tom Watson’s response to launch and appeal for witnesses;
2013, January 27th – Cyril Smith named in Barnes abuse case. It is claimed that the late MP attended parties at a London guest house
where boys from a local care home were regularly assaulted.
2013 – Feb 2nd – ”Timebomb at Elm Guest House”. Could this be the biggest Establishment cover – up yet?.
”Pop stars, a bishop and a top politician appear on a list seized by police investigating child abuse at the London hotel in the 1980s.”
2013 – 6th Feb – John Stingemore, 70, St leonards on Sea East Sussex, and Tony McSweeney, 66 a Roman CatholicPriest
from Norfolk arrested by MET police under OP Fernbridge and questioned at Belgravia station in relation to Elm Guest
House abuse allegations.
2013, March 20th – Jim Davidson arrested for second time (first in January) under Operation Yewtree ‘others’ strand
about new allegations of sexual offences claims by several women dating back 20 years, and one 35 years. All were
adults and he denies the allegations.
2013 – March 25th – Wilfred De’ath, former BBC producer, released without charge after being arrested as part of the
investigation under Operation Yewtree. Blames a ”different culture” back then for reason for not ”grassing him up” and
failing to report Savile for spending the night with a girl as young as 10.
2013 March 28th – Rolf Harris arrested under Yewtree, 2 days before 83rd birthday. Falls under strand termed ‘others’.
Rolf vehemently denies claims. Bailed until May.
2013, April (reported 6th and 7th) – Scotland Yard Commander Peter Spindler dramatically quits in the middle of the high-profile
investigation into Jimmy Savile and other celebrities. Decision surprises insiders who expected Spindler to see Operation Yewtree
through to finish. He instead begins two-year secondment to the police watchdog Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.
Det Chief Supt Hamish Campbell who led the Jill Dando murder inquiry, is temporarily put in charge of Yewtree.
(Comes 6 weeks after alleged imminent arrest of prominent former Tory cabinet minister suspected of being part of a VIP paedophile
ring that was regularly handed boys by child rapist and killer Sidney Cooke for vile sex orgies.)
2013, 25th April – Freddie Starr arrested for second time under Operation Yewtree over further allegations of sexual
offences. Bailed until June.
2013, 26th April – Max Clifford charged with 11 indecent assaults against girls and young women between
1965 and 1985.
2013, May 14th – Jim Davidson interviewed under caution (not re – arrested) by Operation Yewtree officers over
claim he sexually assaulted a woman in the Falkland Islands in the 1980’s.
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2013, 23rd May – Rolf Harris bailed again until August (previously until May).
2013, May 24th – recent reports of James Chalkley and his twin brother George being found dead in their flat in Fuengirola, Spain with
plastic bags on their heads and their mouths taped over. Ruling of ‘suicide’ despite the strange circumstances. James Chalkley
was an Eastenders actor connected to the Harry Jeffries, Peter Howells, John Peters and Warwick Spinks international paedophile ring talked about in this documentary, and much of which is covered in the Nick Davies article. He moved to Amsterdam when he ‘retired’ in 1997 from his Stepney flat and was residing in Spain 13 years before his death.
2013, June 3rd- Chris Denning arrested under Operation Yewtree.
Savile was an opportunistic ‘lone wolf’ apparently who escaped Royal Protection vetiing, despite everyone else knowing
what and who he was. Everyone seemingly ‘lone wolves’.
Nobody seems to know where the Dickens the Dickens dossier went, or why leon Brittan didnt act then and cant remember now.
Police reveal scale of Elm Guest House investigation into alleged paedophile ring
Chronological List of Elm Guest House and Richmond Press Cuttings compiled by Murun from http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/ and Needleblog.
Richmond Council fail to respond positively with FOI requests.
Former Tory Cabinet Minister about to be arrested…..in February (16th). (Oh wait, but that was when Spindler was
still in the job – he ‘resigned’ and got moved on).
Sydney Cooke allegedly handed boys to a former minister suspected of being part of a VIP paedophile ring for
vile sex orgies.
Sydney Cooke in Wakefield prison.
Warwick Spinks dangerous sadistic paedophile allegedly out of prison after paltry sentence. Back in Prague apparently.
2013, Summer – Lord Hunt, the current chair of the PCC, says new press regulator should be set up by this time.
2014, January – Bill Roache will face trial over alleged sex attacks on five girls as young as 11. Charged with two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967 and also faces fresh charges of five indecent assaults against four girls aged 11-16 in 1965 and 1968.
2014, March 4th – Max Clifford to go on trial for alleged sex offences.
PIE secretary Keith Harding
One of his former employees said the clockmaker had described his role for the group as “membership secretary”.
In December 1980, the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It filmed Harding at his workshop in Islington, north London, where he fixed a music box belonging to a 13-year-old girl whose letter was shown on screen requesting the repair.
She then appeared with her younger brother in the studio alongside Harding and Savile.
The girl’s brother Dean, now in his 40s, has told BBC News the feature was “set up” by the production team who instigated the item by approaching the family.
He said: “She was asked to write that letter. The way it came about was that my uncle was asked by his then girlfriend, who was a researcher at the BBC, if anybody in the family had a musical box.
“Obviously the letter must have been done after the facts.”
Freemason and PIE member:
William Keith Harding had been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 when he was a teacher.
KEITH HARDING AND THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC WORLD
^ Keith Harding’s shop
93 Hornsey Road, London N7, just across the road from the Sobell Sports Centre
Shop is near Holloway Road Underground station on the Piccadilly Line
1987 Hardings move to Gloucester
1992-1993 Eva Harding is a director at Gloucestershire Chamber Of Commerce And Industry
2002 – Hardings divorce
2011 made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Charles Irving MP of Cheltenham is listed on the Elm Guest House list. Charles Irving was MP when PIE man / Keith Harding was running his shop in Cheltenham . Harding moved to Cheltenham in 1987.
John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties.
John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP (both on Elm Guest House list) and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties.
John Pinniger, Lambeth Councillor at the same time as John Bercow and a fellow member of The Monday Club
Pinniger was a director, along with Derek Laud of
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Martin Walkerdine @mwalkerdine
Charles Graham Irving MP in 1984 at 23 Westminster Gardens Marsham Street on EGH LIST
Charles Irving MP for Cheltenham 1974-1992
According to Michael McManus’s book on the history of Conservative attitudes to homosexuality, Irving was gay and he is reported to have offered a steady stream of advice to the Conservative Campaign for Homosexual Equality.
Sir Charles Irving, former Tory MP for Cheltenham, an adviser to CGHE who famously prevented Mrs. Thatcher from de-unionising GCHQ. which was in his constituency,
Andreas Baader @stop1984
a young man he was plied with booze by MP Charles Irving before the Tory later forced him to have sex in exchange for £30.
‘I was abused by top Tories then blackmailed to keep quiet’
The victim says sinister pimps warned his family would have an “accident” if he refused sex with their powerful clients
Worshipful Master Keith Harding
The lodge boasts of its Government Communications Headquarters heritage on its website.
“The Mercurius Lodge is known as the Spies Lodge because it was set up by GCHQ and over the years many intelligence officers have become members.
“These are people trained to find out sensitive information and yet none of them had any idea of Keith’s background and past convictions.
“They even voted him the highest honour by making him Worshipful Master.
“Keith felt the Freemasons were somewhere he finally belonged, he called them his “brotherhood”.
“When he died last year, they arranged his funeral and made sure the ceremony started at midday because the time apparently has significance within Masonic ritual.”
Harding ran the Mechanical Music Museum 10 miles away in Northleach after moving from London in 1987.
In 2013, he organised a trip to the museum for Freemasons and their families.
Keith Harding’s David Secrett was a part-time spy.
Ex-spy and ex-instrument and automata repairman David Secrett, now automata creator.
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
So Harding, close buddy of paedophile Brittan to whom Whittingdale was SPAD, acted as PIE membership secretary. Mmmh
Sir Charles Irving was ‘blamed’ by GP Clive Froggatt, a top Tory health advisor and think tank guru for NHS reforms, as receiving supplies of diamorphine (pharmaceutical heroin), when in fact it was the GP himself who was obtaining the drug by deception for his own use.
Froggatt had claimed that he was secretly obtaining diamorphine through forged prescriptions from chemists to conceal the fact that he was treating the late MP for Cheltenham, Sir Charles Irving.
At his headline-hitting trial in 1994, he told how he had turned to drug abuse when his NHS reforms were savaged by critics.
He began writing out prescriptions for heroin – medical name diamorphine – using false names of patients who had recently died.
Froggatt was caught when a routine check of chemists’ records revealed he had obtained more than 43 grammes of the drug in just two years. When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS and has subsquently passed away from cancer.
Sir Charles denied this. Froggatt received a suspended sentence and the case was referred to the General Medical Council.
www.thefreelibrary.com › … › December 15, 1996
Interestingly enough, one of these articles notes that Froggatt was an advisor on the Cruise/Kidman film, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’.
Dr Clive Froggatt argues that the Government must prescribe heroin if it is to stand any chance of beating the drugs problem that costs this country billions of pounds every year.
Dr Clive Froggatt was a consultant to a succession of Conservative Health Secretaries and Margaret Thatcher’s advisor on NHS reform. Dr Froggatt, who was a secret heroin addict, was forced to resign from his advisory role when he was discovered faking prescriptions to feed his habit. He argues, from a very personal perspective, that the Government must prescribe heroin if it is to stand any chance of beating the drugs problem that costs this country billions of pounds every year.
3 August 2007 – still a doctor then
When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS
Clive Froggatt – Clive Froggatt, a leading physician in England, and a favorite of prime minister Margaret Thatcher and a very senior government health adviser to both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, was addicted to heroin, allegedly taking up to eight fixes a day.
…this is the doctor who has been a guru to a succession of former Health Secretaries including Ken Clarke,now Chancellor;
Virginia Bottomley, now Heritage chief;
and William Waldegrave – special advisor to Patrick Rock.
William Waldegrave, the health secretary, giving details of the two enquiries launched in the aftermath of the case, described Beck as evil. He said that the Commons had shown its support for Mr Janner.
Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, condemned the ”cowardly attacks” on Mr Janner. Michael Latham, Tory MP for Rutland and Melton, said that Mr Janner had been the target of ”vile allegations and lies”.
As Beck was sentenced, William Waldegrave, the former health secretary announced two inquiries. One would investigate the selection of staff in Britain’s children’s homes. The other, chaired by Andrew Kirkwood QC which is reporting today, would find out why staff at one of Britain’s biggest social services departments failed to act on warnings which would have lead them to the discovery of a catalogue of abuse. Allegations of physical and sexual abuse were first made in 1980 – seven years after Beck started working as an officer in charge of a children’s home. They continued over the next six years, from children and social workers, and on four different occasions were passed on to police. After one investigation, police charged Beck with assault. However, he was subsequently acquitted after a crown court trial in 1982. Despite these allegations, Beck continued working at The Beeches, Leicester Forest East, where he had been officer in charge since 1978. He had spent the previous five years working at The Poplars – a home in Market Harborough – before moving to Ratcliffe Road children’s home. He eventually resigned in 1986 after he was suspended following an allegation of sexual harassment by a fellow member of staff. However he was given references which enabled him to take jobs with Brent and Hertfordshire social services. He also worked with charities.
Froggatt also worked on a Tory health service think-tank with MP David Willetts, who was forced to resign for trying to nobble a Commons committee probing sleaze.
Froggatt, an advisor”on heroin movie Eyes Wide Shut starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, publicly claims he is now “clean”.
When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS
Froggatt was brought into the Conservative fold in 1983 by Sir Norman Fowler and quickly became an adviser to the powerful Downing Street policy unit.
He developed a close friendship with Virginia Bottomley and frequently dined at her house.
Froggatt even told friends that he advised her on everything from how she enters a room to how she does her hair.
Ken Clarke once asked him to stand in for him at an Oxford Union health deb
When he had an idea, he rang Tory ministers and they listened.
COCAINE SHAME OF TOP TORY DOCTOR; EXCLUSIVE: NHS reform adviser exposed as junkie living a lie; Hypocrite Froggatt makes a living lecturing doctors about drugs.
Sunday Mirror (London, England) Dec 15 1996
Eva Harding wife of PIE secretary Keith Harding was Director at:
Gloucestershire Chamber Of Commerce And Industry
Born in Nottinghamshire, Keith was educated at Oakley Hall in Cirencester before moving on to Haileybury College in Hertfordshire. He had originally hoped to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor, but instead took an engineering degree and became a pilot officer at RAF Cranwell.
It was in London he met his now former wife and her three children. After marrying, they went on to have two children of their own together.
In 1987, Keith and his wife and children moved to Northleach and Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music was born. Cliff Burnettmoved with them and was his business partner for 50 years. After Cliff’s death three years ago, John said Keith was “never the same again”.
Following his move to Northleach, Keith threw himself into everything he could in the community. He was an active member (and archivist) of Cotswold Canal Trust, a member of Cirencester Church Choir and Cirencester Male Voice Choir.
Keith and his wife divorced 15 years after moving to the Cotswolds and soon after, a chance meeting led him to meet John.
Trying his hand at many other professions, Keith also spent time as a Dominican monk, a librarian and a typist.
He moved to London in his mid-twenties and, through a friend at the British Museum, was introduced to time pieces and clocks.
He began his journey by trading antiques on Portobello Road.
The pair became civil partners in 2007 and had a ceremony at the Swindon and Cricklade railway.
Eva Harding, now known as Eva Harding-Bell
2012 – Eva commenting on the Mechanical Museum Facebook page:
Eva Harding-Bell Remember all my buying trips for our magical musical shop! A place where dreams come true ! The power of sound is truly alive!!!! Omm..
Eva Harding-Bell co-founded music museum in Cotswold
Eva Harding-Bell is a trustee of the BOSTON METHODIST CIRCUIT
Charity registration number: 1135515
I am musically trained and co-founded a musical museum in the Cotswold’ s many years ago…. My singing comes straight from my heart, I am a sound angel….. Eva
Keith Harding’s business partner, Cliff Burnett, suffered a nervous breakdown 1974
Summer 1981 issue
Musical Box Society of Great Britain
Keith Harding archivist and committee member MBGSB
Keith Harding 1974
and treasurer – retired 1975
1977 Keith Harding featured on BBC Radio 4’s World at One
The Paedophile Information Exchange PIE was allegedly given £70,000 by the Home Office between 1977 and 1980 – the equivalent today of about £400,000.
A former Home Office worker revealed that Jim Callaghan’s Labour government and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative administration, which took over in 1979, may have provided funding for PIE.
The whistleblower said senior civil servant Clifford Hindley, who was head of the Home Office’s voluntary services unit, signed off a three year grant for £35,000 in 1980.
MBSGB with Peter Dacre
MUSIC box collector and clock maker Keith Harding, whose staff restored antiques for royalty, played a vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring.
DARK KNIGHTS Evil Smith and Savile pals for four decades The Sun 29-11-12
The Queen’s interest in Mechanical Music goes back many years. Here the young Queen with MBSGB member the late Mr S F Sunley, at the British Industires Fair at Olympia, London 1955 and pictured with Lady Antonia Fraser. (her father is Lord Longford)
1982 Prince Philip with MBSGB editor
Harding and Fortnum and Mason
Mrs Margaret Weston and Keith Harding
Garfield Weston, former MP for Macclesfield paid tribute to Treasurer Keith Harding
Keith Harding, former membership secretary of the Paedophile Information Exchange (Pie) was made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 2011.
The child molester, who died last summer, presided over ceremonies and rituals from an ornate throne.
Harding was convicted of an indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 and classified a Schedule-1 offender, which meant the offence remained on his criminal record all his life.
His name was also on a list of about 400 Pie members seized by police in 1984, the year the organisation disbanded.
CIRENCESTER Male Voice Choir could be excused for getting pre-performance nerves as they prepare to perform to a 5,000-strong audience at the Royal Albert Hall.
The choir, which was formed just three years ago, will perform with 14 other choirs from England, Scotland and Wales at the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs on Saturday, October 13.
Founder Phil Kerton said it would be a proud moment for Cirencester.
When the group was first formed in 2009 it had just 12 members, but since then it has gone from strength to strength and now has 40 singers, aged between 16 and 85, who take part in concerts and competitions all over the country.
Choir member Keith Harding said he would not be nervous about performing next week. “I took part in the first Night of1,000 Voices concert at the Royal Albert Hall about 25 years ago. It was great fun setting a new record,” he said
The Night of 1000 Voices is a large-scale charity concert that has been running annually since 1999. UK choirs and stage schools join musical theatre professionals on stage at an epic venue
In May 1999, Gloria Hunniford hosted the first ever performance of THE NIGHT OF 1000 VOICES at the Royal Albert Hall.
More Harding articles here
“Keith is helped by his wife Eva who does the books.”
Gloucester paedophiles, connections
Colette L Annesley @ColetteAnnesley
Gloucester nonces? Count in prolific perpetrator
#PeterBall Diocesan Bishop of Gloucester in the Church of England:
Labour Councillor Alex Lawrie was a former GCHQ employee
Peter Righton – New Barns school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in Gloucestershire.
Solicitor Andrew Dutton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, was on the EGH list ?
Solicitor who netted pounds 200,000 of clients’ money struck off.
A dishonest solicitor who creamed off pounds 200,000 of clients’ money to prevent his home being repossessed was struck off by the Solicitor’s Disciplinary Tribunal yesterday.
Andrew Dutton, aged 55, from Worcester, also put a major murder trial in jeopardy after he was granted legal aid for representing a client despite it being illegal for him to do so.
The Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in central London was told yesterday that Dutton had been a partner at John Martlew and Company in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
The Law Society carried out an investigation of the firm’s accounts in May 1998 and discovered a number of irregularities.
David Shaw, an investigating and compliance officer for the society, told the hearing Dutton misused funds while investing money on behalf of an American company, CHA, and a Russian firm, DMC, which were looking to buy a Russian mine.
He failed to tell either that this created a conflict of interest and simply continued to invest for them both.
‘Mr Dutton was then granted power of attorney over the Russian company and they released seven bills of exchange, valued at $1 million each. These were put into the account of a close friend of Mr Dutton’s in New Jersey, known as Mr C,’ said Mr Shaw.
The hearing was told that pounds 80,000 of this sum was placed in Dutton’s own bank account, a further pounds 30,000 went into another account and Dutton took pounds 10,000 in cash.
Mr Shaw said considerable sums of money were transferred through Mr C’s Abbey National account in Cheltenham and eventually they ended up in Dutton’s account.
Mr Shaw said Mr C had pounds 100,000 in his account at one point which was used to pay off Dutton’s mortgage after his home was threatened with repossession. Cash was also used to pay off a substantial overdraft.
Dutton’s partners at John Martlew and Company in Cheltenham were completely unaware of his actions and had no part in any of the transactions.
The tribunal also heard how Dutton was banned from practising as a fully-fledged solicitor in February, 1999, but despite it being illegal for him to practice on his own, he set up Dutton and Company and made illegal claims for legal aid payments in his work as a duty solicitor.
After applying for permission from the Law Society, he was employed as a consultant under supervision at the local law firm R A Eggleton and Company.
During this time, Dutton applied for legal aid for a client on a murder charge despite being barred from doing so.
Solicitor Roger Eggleton said: ‘He was representing the client and came into my office one day and said ‘I’ve hit the jackpot’.’
Striking him off, tribunal chairman Barrie Marsh said: ‘Mr Dutton is a very dishonest man who has misled clients and practised illegally.’
He was also ordered to pay the ‘substantial’ costs of the case although no amount was given.
The most infamous paedophile from Gloucester is Fred West
Serial killer Rose West’s nephew abducted and raped 12-year-old girl
6th November 2017
The support worker said she warned Letts the girl, who lives in care, was underage.
Rose West was born Rosemary Letts in Northam in Devon to William Letts and Daisy Fuller.
She is now an inmate at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, after being convicted of ten murders in 1995.
Fred West’s abortion racket
Home Office pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury carried out a post-mortem on the torso and other remains and decided they belonged to a missing man, Captain William Butt of Cheltenham.
Sawn-Up Body Riddle POLICE HUNT FOR WOMAN (1938)
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