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Caldey Island Paedophile Ring

Historic Caldey child abuse inquiry call

7 June 2019

A PETITION calling for a public inquiry into historical child abuse on Caldey Island has been launched.

The change.org online petition, created by Lynwen Evans, from Mydroilin, states: “Children have been historically sexually abused on Caldey Island. When the abused later spoke out they faced nothing but judgement and dismissal. Let us pressurise the Government to investigate this abuse, so that these victims can have some closure and to stop the abuse of our children.”

More than 20 people have now come forward claiming they were abused as children by a monk, Father Thaddeus Kotik, living on Caldey Island in the 1970s and 80s.Father Thaddeus Kotik died in 1992.

One of those abused was Kevin O’Connell from Ceredigion, who recently revisited the island for the first time since he was abused there as an 11-year-old.Kevin, who has suffered with lifelong anxiety and depression, contacted S4C’s current affairs programme, Y Byd ar Bedwar, and invited them to follow his emotional journey, which was later televised.

It appears Kotik was never questioned by police, who were not informed of allegations against him until 2014.

In 2017 it came to light that the island had a long history of child sexual abuse after six women received compensation from Caldey Abbey in an out-of-court settlement.

Twenty-one victims have come forward to Dyfed-Powys Police, with cases going back to the 1960s.

It has come to light that the abbey was told by a victim about the abuse in the 1980s but did not report it until 2014.

Instead the abbot at the time, Robert O’Brian, asked the victim for forgiveness.

ITV Wales asked the current abbot, Brother Daniel van Santvoort for his response to the latest evidence that Kevin O’Connell was also abused on the island. Despite contacting the Brother several times, he never responded.

The Diocese of Menevia in Swansea was contacted as it has been advising the Abbey on their safeguarding policies and practices for the last 18 months.

The Bishop Tom Burns said: “the Abbey has insisted on retaining its oversight of any specific cases, past, present, or in the future.”

Lynwen, in her petition, adds: “Kevin O’Connell was one of the abused, coming to terms with it 18 months ago was when he confided in his wife of 30 years.

“He came out publicly on an emotional Welsh TV Program called Byd ar Bedwar, where he was taken back to Caldey Island to face his demons.

“The Guardian News Paper states that six other victims had been paid for their silence… Why?

“Kevin is determined that this abuse of trust is not to happen anymore and wants an investigation as to why this has been covered up for all these years.

“An investigation started 29 years ago, but nothing has come of it… We want as many signatures as possible to force the Government to continue with this investigation, and not let it be swept under the carpet for another 29 years.”

See change.org/p/the-government-we-want-a-public-inquiry-into-the-historical-child-abuse-on-cauley-island


Calls for public inquiry into historical child abuse on Caldey Island as another victim comes forward

Kevin O’Connell from Ceredigion recently revisited the island for the first time since he was abused there as an 11-year-old

There are new calls for a public inquiry into historical child abuse on Caldey Island as another victim of paedophile monk, Thaddeus Kotik, comes forward.

Kevin O’Connell from Ceredigion recently revisited the island for the first time since he was abused there as an 11-year-old. He contacted S4C’s current affairs programme, Y Byd ar Bedwar at the beginning of the year, in a bid to get answers from Church authorities who turned a blind eye to Kotik’s crimes.

He invited them to follow his emotional journey back to where he was abused 47 years ago

Caldey Island off the coast of Tenby in Pembrokeshire is renowned as an idyllic tourist attraction, popular among day-trippers. But others view the place as hell on earth due to the dark secrets hidden there for decades.

It is famously home to a group of Cistercian monks, an order of the Catholic Church who avoid unnecessary speech and focus on prayer and hard labour.

In 2017 it came to light that the island has a long history of child sexual abuse after six women received compensation from the island’s abbey after being abused by Kotik. There are 21 victims who have now come forward and reported similar offences to Dyfed Powys Police with cases going back to the 1960s.

On a family holiday to the island when he was six years old, Kevin O’Connell said that he met the monk, Kotik. He said that they became friends and he began spending time alone with him.

“Caldey Island was a paradise. It was beautiful. I played with other children, the beach, volleyball and football, it was special. Father Thaddeus became very special to me, and he gave me the love I didn’t get at home from my Dad.”

Kotik, a former soldier who fought for the Free Polish army during the Second World War, moved to the island in 1947 and joined the strict Cistercian Order. The monk was ordained a priest in 1956 and lived on the island until his death in 1992. It appears he was never questioned by police, who were not informed of allegations against him until 2014.

After the holiday Kevin says that Kotik kept in touch with him and sent him photos of Caldey Island in the post.

After becoming an altar boy he went on several more holidays to Caldey Island, arranged and funded by his local Catholic Church. He never told his parents what Kotic did to him.

In the programme, Kevin embarks on a quest to face his demons and find the ruins where he says he remembers the abuse taking place.

He led ‘Y Byd ar Bedwar’ presenter Dot Davies, to a derelict building in a secluded corner of the island.

“I’m looking for a square stone like a seat, maybe it’s still here, I don’t know.

“In here. This is where the abuse happened and other monks watched.

“This place is just full of nightmares. Every room here has a horrible memory, but I need to get it out of my head. I knew it was here.”

Six women received compensation from Caldey Abbey in an out-of-court settlement in 2016 but it was too late to bring criminal charges against Kotik as he had died in 1992.

It has come to light however that the abbey was told by a victim about the abuse in the 1980’s but did not report it to police until 2014. Instead the abbott at the time, Robert O’Brian, asked the victim for forgiveness.

ITV Wales asked the current abbot, Brother Daniel van Santvoort for his response to the latest evidence that Kevin O’Connell was also abused on the island. Despite contacting the Brother several times, he never responded.

ITV Wales also contacted the Diocese of Menevia in Swansea. Caldey Abbey is not under their responsibility but they have been advising the Abbey on their safeguarding policies and practices for the last 18 months.

The Bishop Tom Burns said that “however, the Abbey has insisted on retaining its oversight of any specific cases, past, present, or in the future.”

Kevin O’Connell is now determined to find the truth and is calling for a public inquiry into historical child sexual abuse on Caldey Island.

Assembly Member Darren Milliar called for a public inquiry in the Senedd in 2017.

“We need answers as to who knew what, when, and why the abbey didn’t report things to the police when they ought to have done when things were brought to their attention. ”

He’s now repeated his call on the Welsh Government to launch a public inquiry.

“This stinks of an awful cover-up, we need answers, who knows what, when and why.”

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “Our position is the same as set out in our response in 2017. We will of course reconsider the matter were new information to come to light.”

David Greenwood is a lawyer specialising in child sexual abuse cases and has worked on several high profile cases involving the Catholic Church.

“It’s a massive systemic problem with the Church. The internal rules and the way in which they defend their reputation has created this space in which paedophiles can get away with it.

“The church are covering things up and have been for a long time. There are still lots of cover-ups that I’m sure haven’t come to light. Their organisations, the way they are set up, their rules, are a danger to children.”

Coming back to the island was difficult for Kevin who says he has suffered with lifelong anxiety and depression.

“I’ve been wanting to come here for a long time to help my nightmares. In the ruins, I see now what I’ve been seeing in my nightmares. I won’t have closure until the truth comes out then maybe I can start living again.”

He’s urging other victims or anyone with information to come forward and tell the authorities.

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-05-14/calls-for-public-inquiry-into-historical-child-abuse-on-caldey-island-as-another-victim-comes-forward/

Thaddeus Kotik

Caldey Island monk abuser film ‘makes my skin crawl’

11 Aug 2018

A victim of child abuse by a monk on Caldey Island 50 years ago has revealed he was given home movie footage of his abuser to remember him by.

The victim has shown BBC Wales the 8mm film given to him by Thaddeus Kotik in the late 1960s and said it now “makes my skin crawl”.

It shows the monk – who died in 1992 – sight-seeing in Pembrokeshire.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has now said Caldey could form part of its probe.

BBC Wales revealed on Friday that Dyfed-Powys Police are now investigating claims by 20 victims.

Mark – the name we are using to protect his identity – was the first male victim to come forward earlier this year.

Previously, the victims who had come forward had been girls.

Now in his early 60s, he was given the film when he was 10 or 11.

“[Kotik] told me: ‘This is if you ever want to remind yourself of me in the cold winter months’.

“It makes my skin crawl thinking about it now.”

Mark’s father had been befriended by Kotik when the family visited the island, off the coast of Tenby, on holiday and they used to return, while his father would do odd jobs.

He said Kotik spent years grooming him and abused him on several occasions from the age of eight.

The film had been in a box in his attic for decades.

Mark found it around two months ago and watched it again on an old projector as he, as well as his lawyer, wanted to give it to BBC Wales to help with his legal case against the abbey.

Mark said watching it again was difficult.

“It was mind numbing and contained a number of triggers,” he said.

“I had to look away at times, it’s not good for me. But, I wanted to check it was appropriate to give to others and so I watched it again.

“I’m trying to put things right – I thought the film might help others remember and come forward with their stories. I’m climbing a mountain and I guess this is part of that.”

Mark has already described to us how he just “froze still” during one of the assaults, and being “frightened and upset.”

He is now taking legal action against the abbey and has also backed calls for a public inquiry.

Map of Caldey

Last year, six women received compensation in an out of court settlement and the abbot of Caldey Abbey apologised after it emerged that complaints about Kotik were not passed to the police by his predecessor in 1990.

BBC Wales has made repeated attempts to contact the current abbot on Caldey for comment.

Meanwhile, IICSA, which this week reported a cover-up of “appalling” abuse at two Catholic schools in North Yorkshire and Somerset, said the allegations about Caldey were relevant to its continuing investigations into abuse in the wider Catholic church in the coming months.

“As the investigation progresses the inquiry will give thought to whether it can consider the allegations relating to Caldey Island as part of that slightly longer term programme of work,” a spokesman added.

Dr Mair Edwards, a clinical psychologist, said: “I think it is important to look into historic abuse so that we can learn lessons.

“There is a need to look at what has happened to people in our society in order to make sure that it doesn’t happen to others.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45130637

Caldey Island: 20 people claim monk abused them as children

10 Aug 2018

Twenty people have now claimed they were sexually abused by a monk living on Caldey Island when they were children.

Father Thaddeus Kotik died in 1992 without facing any criminal charges into claims he abused children between 1977 and 1987.

The figure comes as one victim told how living with the trauma of being abused almost killed her.

The abbot of Caldey Abbey has not responded to requests for a comment.

Since November, 14 new people have reported they were abused by the monk when they visited the island off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, when they were children, Dyfed Powys Police has confirmed.

This is as well as six women who previously came forward and received out of court settlements last year.

Jenny with Thaddeus Kotik

Thaddeus Kotik with ‘Jenny’, who has released this photo to us of her as a child

She told BBC Wales that finally piecing together the information and putting together the story of her abuse made her realise how her life had fallen apart and led to her near death.

“I became an alcoholic, I had an eating disorder, and I was hanging around with drug addicts and prostitutes,” she said.

“I was in relationships with violent, alcoholic men and all these terrible things nearly ended my life because I was very heavily into drink and drugs, and living with a heroin addict is pretty full on.”

She has since managed to turn her life around and has lived without drink and drugs for 12 years and has been on a quest to find out what happened to her as a child ever since.

Jenny realised that she was abused between the ages of five and six when she compared two school photographs – she said she looked tormented in the later picture.

Thaddeus Kotik

Thaddeus Kotik died without any charges being brought against him

After her sister told her about her own experience with Kotik, they looked up his details on the internet and saw the media coverage of the allegations that he was a paedophile.

“After that, all the pieces just started falling into place,” she said.

“Fortunately, my mum keeps diaries and lo and behold between the two school photos when I was five and six, he came to stay with us for one night in the November of 1978.

“My sister said he went upstairs to pray and that’s when I would have been in bed, asleep, and it all fell into place, that’s when he interfered with me – and that’s what started all the fear, the night terrors, the sleepwalking and all the problems that got worse and worse until my life nearly ended.”

She said the girls did not tell anyone about the abuse at the time but she did not think the monastery responded well to the allegations that have come out since then.

“I think they should be more open. They don’t seem to be saying enough, I think they need to be more forthcoming. I also think the whole monastery needs to be looked into,” she added.

Det Ch Insp of Dyfed-Powys Police Jayne Butler said specially-trained officers were investigating and supporting victims of historical abuse and people should report crimes to the force.

BBC Wales made numerous attempts to contact the abbey for an interview and visited the island, but have been unable to get a comment from the abbey.

Mark [not his real name] a victim of the Caldey Island scandal looks towards the Island's only Lighthouse where he was abused as a child on the main island of Caldey, Pembrokeshire, UK

Caldey Island survivor: ‘It should be given over to the National Trust’

A survivor of Thaddeus Kotik returns to Caldey after 35 years and is haunted by memories of abuse

20 July 2018

In the bright sunshine, the monastic island of Caldey looked a picture. Visitors, young and old, hopped off the day trippers’ boats and milled around the abbey, the perfumery, the chocolate factory and lighthouse, occasionally catching faraway glimpses of the Cistercian monks who live, work and worship there.

For Mark, a retired public servant in his 60s, however, this was no holiday visit. Mark is a victim of the sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed the island off the south Wales coast since it was revealed in the Guardian last November.

Mark (not his real name) says he was one of the children abused by the monk Father Thaddeus Kotik during family holidays and described his return to the island for the first time in 35 years as “mind-numbing”.

“It brings back a lot of memories, bad memories,” he said. “I can’t think of anything good at the moment. I can only think of the bad times and I want to grieve. It [was] the home of people responsible for ruining many people’s lives including mine.”

He would like the privately owned island to be taken from the monks and handed over to a conservation body. “The island and the monastery should be given to the National Trust so visitors can appreciate the natural beauty of the island without the spectre of child abuse.”

Mark first met Kotik in the 1960s when his family visited the island, off Tenby in Pembrokeshire. He remembers being met at the island green by a man in “very funny clothes”. It was Kotik.

The monk made Mark and his family feel privileged by inviting them into the monastery’s private walled garden and serving them tea, squash and biscuits. The following year in the same garden Mark, then eight, says Kotik lifted him up and abused him.

Mark kept quiet because he did not want to get into trouble. Kotik behaved as if nothing had happened and the following year the ordeal continued. Kotik encouraged the boy to help wash up. While Mark was at the sink, he says Kotik stood behind him, wrapped his arms around him and rubbed the boy’s genitals.

On another occasion, Mark says he was helping to wrap the chocolate bars made at the monastery’s small factory when Kotik approached him from behind and assaulted him.

The monk remained a family friend. The grooming process was so efficient that as an adult, Mark even returned to the island for holidays with his own young son – but was careful never to leave him unattended.

Mark’s father maintained his friendship with Kotik and attended the monk’s funeral in 1992. It was only when the Guardian revealed Kotik’s offending that Mark accepted he was a victim.

Now almost every nook and cranny of Caldey Island holds a memory for him – and precious few are happy ones.

He paused at the medieval pond close to the island green and recalled how he had released goldfish won in a fair on the mainland in the water. He and his son later fished in the pool with Kotik.

Mark remembered how Kotik would hide treats around the island. He – and no doubt other children – were delighted when the monk would suddenly appear with a chocolate or cake.

Up the hill, Mark peered over a wooden gate into the walled garden where he was abused by Kotik. “This is where it began,” he said. “Father Thaddeus rubbed his hands up and down my thighs and across the front of my shorts. I did not understand what was happening.”

The lighthouse is also a place of trauma. Mark says Kotik also assaulted him there and the sight of any lighthouse brings back the pain. “It doesn’t matter where I am in the world,” he said. “The feeling of being assaulted by the monk at the lighthouse returns.”

Families make a beeline for the small chocolate factory. Mark could not bear to cross the threshold. “I don’t want to go there. I don’t want to walk in the door. I don’t think I’ve been in there since I was a young kiddie,” he said.

The impact has been profound. “I rebelled against authority at school, in the workplace and I struggled with relationships because I found it very difficult to trust people,” he said. “It was only last year that I realised with a shock that everything Thaddeus did was aimed at grooming parents so he could gain their trust and abuse their children. It was a betrayal of my parents and of me.”

More than a dozen women have come forward to report offences committed by Kotik, who lived at Caldey Abbey from 1947 until his death in 1992.

The Guardian has learned that two other men who lived and worked on Caldey Island were subsequently convicted of child sex offences. Six women sued the Abbey in 2014 and settled out of court. After the Guardian revealed the scandal, the abbey apologised via social media for not reporting allegations of abuse to police.

This year, Mark wrote to the current abbot, Daniel van Santvoort, explaining his feeling of trauma. “Despite 50 years passing, I still live with the memory of abuse,” he wrote.

“Can I ask you, when you open a bar of chocolate do you have memories of being sexually assaulted? When you see a picture of a monk in a newspaper or on television or indeed in a public place, do you have memories of being sexually abused as a child? I truly hope that in all of these your answer will be no.”

He asked for a meeting with the abbot but says he was shocked to receive – via his solicitor – a cursory response acknowledging receipt of the letter.

Mark had thought of trying to confront the abbot this week but in the end could not bear the idea and simply spent a few hours visiting the places he had been abused. He is planning to launch a civil action.

He concluded that the island was more about making a profit by selling chocolate and perfume rather than welcoming visitors.

“It’s all about business, keeping themselves going,” said Mark. “They haven’t woken up to reality, to 21st-century living. They are totally consumed in their own wellbeing. They hide, there’s no engagement. It’s not a welcoming island.”

Suddenly, Mark wanted to leave. He walked briskly back to the landing stage and caught the first boat back to Tenby. “I never want to come back here,” he said. “I’ve seen it for one last time and it’s something I never want to do a

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/20/caldey-island-abuse-victim-wales-it-should-be-given-over-to-the-national-trust


 

Caldey Abbey: first male victim comes forward to describe sexual abuse

Man says he was abused by Cistercian monk during family holidays on Welsh island

A man has come forward to describe how he was groomed and sexually abused as a child by a Benedictine monk on Caldey Island, intensifying calls for an inquiry into what happened at the abbey in south-west Wales.

The victim, who has told police of the abuse he was subject to during summer holiday trips to Caldey Island, is the first man to allege he was sexually assaulted by Father Thaddeus Kotik.

More than a dozen women have come forward to report offences committed by Kotik, a member of the Cistercian order of Benedictine monks who lived at Caldey Abbey on the Pembrokeshire island from 1947 until his death in 1992.

The Guardian has learned that two other men who lived and worked on Caldey Island were subsequently convicted of child sex offences.

The latest victim, Mark (not his real name), came forward three days after the Guardian first revealed that Kotik was a serial child sex offender. He hopes others will step forward to report abuse, which would add to the pressure for a thorough inquiry into the sexual offences committed by Kotik that may have spanned five decades.

“I want a public inquiry to take place about Caldey Island and its lack of child protection,” Mark said. “I will hopefully encourage others to come forward and tell theirs. The more reports there are may prompt an inquiry.”

Kotik’s offences were reported to the monks at Caldey Abbey but police were not notified until after his death.

Mark, who cannot be identified, said he first met Kotik in the 1960s when the family first visited the monastic island, off Tenby in Pembrokeshire. Kotik, who befriended Mark’s father, spent years grooming Mark. “We were met on the green by this man dressed in what I at the time thought were very funny-looking clothes. This was the monk Thaddeus,” Mark said.

Kotik quickly made the visitors feel privileged by inviting them into the monastery’s private walled garden and serving them tea, squash and biscuits. It was not until the following year, in the same garden, that Thaddeus lifted Mark and sat the boy beside him.

“Whilst eating I felt this large rough hand touching my leg,” Mark said. “Throughout the time we sat there I remember Thaddeus rubbed his hand up and down my bare legs a few more times going from one leg to the other and crossing the front outside my shorts.”

Mark, then aged eight, said nothing because he did not want to get into trouble. Kotik behaved as if nothing had happened, leading the family on a personal tour of the island, to the farm, the church and the lighthouse.

Kotik invited the family back the following summer, arranging for them to stay at St Philomena’s guesthouse. Mark’s father carried out handyman jobs in lieu of payment for their holiday, and Kotik offered to mind Mark and his siblings.

On the first day of this holiday, Kotik took Mark into the monastery, beyond the reach of his mother. During a later visit to the monastery Kotik allowed the boy to help wash up in the monastery kitchen. While Mark was at the sink, Kotik stood behind him, wrapped his arms around him and rubbed the boy’s genitals. The monk told the boy to be careful not to leave knives in the water, to divert attention from his actions. Another monk walked into the room and Kotik moved away.

On a subsequent visit to the monastery, Mark was helping to wrap the chocolate bars made at the monastery when Kotik approached him from behind, sat him on a bench, and assaulted him.

“I just froze still. I didn’t say anything but I remember being frightened and upset,” Mark said. He deliberately knocked a chocolate bar to the floor, and moved to pick it up to escape from Kotik’s grasp.

Although Mark avoided being alone with Kotik, the monk remained a family friend and even visited the family in Wales for a week each year. As an adult, Mark returned to the idyllic island for holidays with his own young son but he was careful never to leave him unattended.

Mark fishing with Kotik and Mark’s own son.
Mark fishing with Kotik and Mark’s own son. Photograph: Mark

“Looking back, I cannot forgive myself for putting [my son] in such a vulnerable position despite me or another adult being with him all the time,” he said.

Mark’s father maintained his friendship with Kotik and attended the monk’s funeral in 1992, but Mark has struggled to accept the betrayal by a priest who he thought had been his friend for 27 years.

“It is only since hearing and reading of this abuse that I have finally come to accept that I was a victim of Thaddeus’s abuse,” he said.

Mark says he has not yet felt strong enough to speak to his elderly father, his siblings or his son about the abuse but has confided in an old school friend who is supporting his efforts to break the silence on child abuse on Caldey Island.

Caldey Abbey was asked to comment but had not responded by the time of publication.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/09/caldey-abbey-island-sexual-abuse-thaddeus-kotik

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42922339

Caldey Island: Compensation call for sex abuse victims

Dec 29 2017

A call has been made for the founding monastery to compensate people who were sexually abused by a monk in Wales.

A devotee of the abbey on Caldey Island said Scourmont Abbey in Chimay, Belgium, had a “moral and ethical duty” to take some responsibility for the offences of Father Thaddeus Kotik.

Teresa Elwes, who regularly visited Caldey Island, off Pembrokeshire, said she was horrified by the allegations.

Scourmont Abbey denied responsibility, saying Caldey was a separate entity.

Father Thaddeus, who lived on the island for 45 years before his death in 1992, is accused of sexually abusing several young girls during the 1970s and 1980s.

Six of his victims were compensated by Caldey Abbey in an out-of-court settlement in March. A number of others have since come forward with allegations.

It is understood the abbot of Scourmont Abbey denied any legal liability in the civil proceedings.

Ms Elwes, a supporter of Caldey Abbey, claimed Scourmont, which brews Chimay – one of Belgium’s most popular beers – could afford to compensate victims more adequately.

She said: “When abuse is revealed you have to do your utmost to apologise, take responsibility, provide compensation and do everything you can for the victims.

“If [Scourmont] said ‘not our problem’ I’d say that’s pretty disingenuous… there are very strong links between Caldey and Scourmont.

“Whether they have a legal duty or not, they have a moral and ethical duty to make sure people are properly cared for and compensated… these people’s lives have been ruined.”

BBC Wales previously reported the former abbot of Caldey, Brother Robert O’Brien, became aware of allegations against Kotik in 1990 but did not refer them to police.

Ms Elwes, a former forensic psychologist who regularly visited Caldey Island from the age of 14 into her 20s, claims Brother Robert, who died in 2009, was appointed by Scourmont.

A book about Caldey Abbey, published in 1996, said the authority for the monastery reverted to Scourmont after the former abbot, Dom James, died.

 

Dom Guerric Baudet with pope

 

http://www.scourmont.be/histoire/05domguerric.htm

The book stated the then-abbot of Scourmont, Dom Guerric Baudet, appointed Brother Robert.

But this is disputed by the present abbot, Dom Armand Veilleux, who said Brother Robert was “elected” by the Caldey community.

Scourmont established a monastery on Caldey in 1929 and the earliest monks there were Belgian – some were still members of the Caldey community at the time of the alleged abuse.

Although Caldey Abbey became autonomous from the Belgian abbey in the mid-1930s, Ms Elwes points to books about the island which refer to Scourmont’s ongoing financial support for the abbey into the 1970s.

After joining Caldey Abbey, Father Thaddeus spent time at Scourmont as part of his training.

BBC Wales has contacted Dom Armand Veilleux asking him to address these points, but has not received a response.

Ms Elwes, from London, said she met Father Thaddeus on occasions when visiting the island, but was not among his victims.

“I had a wonderful and quite deeply spiritual experience of Caldey, so to think there was a monk doing this is shocking,” she added.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42510923

Four men convicted or accused of sexual offences against children lived or stayed on tiny monastic Welsh island

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/12/priest-jailed-for-child-abuse-images-lived-on-scandal-hit-caldey-island?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The woman, who was abused by Father Thaddeus Kotik in the 1970s and 80s, said she wants an inquiry to be held.

Charlotte said she did not speak out as a child as Kotik had threatened her, saying her parents would not take her back home and that she would go to hell.

She said the impact of the abuse had been catastrophic.

“It changes how you grow up. It changes how you see the world and most importantly, it changes how you see your place in the world,” she said.

Charlotte said she “desperately” wanted an inquiry to happen.

“It’s very important for me to not just have my story told. I don’t want anybody to say to me ‘oh you poor thing, oh that’s really sad, that must have been really hard’.

“I want the whole world to say this is an outrage, and it’s happening and why is it still happening?

“We are destroyed souls and we are left to do our own healing. And it’s an epidemic. There are thousands and thousands and thousands of people like me.”

“I feel sad for the island that it’s had to harbour revolting creatures. I have nothing against the physical island, it’s a piece of nature and it’s absolutely beautiful but I think that Father Thaddeus needs to be removed.

“That’s just the first step. The abbey should be thinking about that themselves. They need to get with the programme and start realising that this is a very, very serious issue.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42257053

July 19, 2009

Chapter at the community of Scourmont

In memory of Dom Guerric Baudet

Dom Guerric left us rather quickly. His heart, with a valve almost clogged, had more and more difficulty to beat. He simply went out slowly. Despite the difficulty of breathing of the last days, he did not experience agony.

His long life ended with a very beautiful old age and also a very beautiful death. He kept all his lucidity, his sharp mind and his memory to the end, to nearly 96 years.         He saw death coming with great serenity. He talked about it more and more often, but in all simplicity.         He was somehow surprised to be alive.         He was happy to live, but was also quite ready to meet the Lord.

I had the privilege of accompanying his last moments.         I recited some prayers very shortly before his last breath, and he recited amen at the end.         He also raised his arms when I sang the Salve in a low voice. By the time his breath stopped, he shook my hand, looking at me with two very peaceful eyes, then he breathed his last breath. All serenely, as he had lived among us in recent years.

We will miss him. He has been so long in the heart of the community. For nearly forty years as superior, followed by twenty years of a much more discreet presence, but still intense.         For me, who came from outside, eleven years ago, he was the model of the abbot who had resigned.         It is never easy for someone who has served his community as abbot for a long time to find his rightful place in community (as it is not easy for his successor either).         This was not the case during the last eleven years. For me, the presence of Dom Guerric in community has always been precious to me.         His advice and advice – which he only gave if asked – have always been invaluable to me.         As everyone knows, things were not easy for him under one of his successors. He never talked to me about it. He was a pacified monk, without rancor.

Although I only came to Scourmont eleven years ago, I had known Dom Guerric for 45 years. My first meeting was at Monte Cistello in 1964, at the first meeting of the Central Commission, which was to become an important organ of the Order.         He was a member of this first meeting (which was originally due to the Westmalle meeting about the Achel group wanting to found in Denmark); and I was a young student. I was studying the liturgy, and one of the issues on the agenda of this meeting (and the next General Chapter) was the place of liturgy in monastic life.

I found him five years later at the 1969 General Chapter. He was the secretary of one of the commissions, and his succinct but witty reports were a treat to hear.

Dom Guerric has had, in a very reserved way, an important role in the history of the Order in the 20th century.

He was a student at the Generalate House from 1936 to 1939.         The list of those who were there at the same time is impressive. A whole series of people who have marked the life of the Order.         Here are the main ones: Vincent Hermans, Achel;

Edmond Mikkers , Achel; Jean-Baptiste Van Damme, Westmalle; Robert Thomas, Seven Fons; André Francheboud , Tamié; Jean de Ruette , Orval; Etienne Cheneviere , La Trappe. Not to mention his colleagues from Scourmont: Maur Standaert, Francis Mahieu, Theodore De Haene and Gall Schuon . This is undoubtedly where he acquired his sense of the Order.

From the beginning of his superiority, in 1950 he became a member of the Liturgy Commission (replacing Dom Anselme Le Bail) and it will be until the creation of a new Commission in 1967.         He will also be the first chairman of the Law Commission from 1969 until 1977.

He was sent with Dom Félicien de Rochefort for an important Regular Visit to Latroun in 1961.

I will come back to another moment about his service to the girl-houses of Scourmont and his love of Africa.

Reading again his interventions in the General Chapters, especially the one of 1969, where we wrote the Declaration on Cistercian Life , I am surprised at how much I felt and feel on the same wavelength as him, despite our difference age. I can say that it is someone whom I have not only greatly appreciated but also loved, and of whom I have always felt accepted and appreciated despite our age difference and necessarily different sensibilities.

Armand Veilleux

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Woman abused as a child by Caldey Island monk waives right to anonymity

22 Dec 2017

A woman has waived her right to anonymity to describe how she and her sister were sexually abused as children by a monk on Caldey Island, calling for an inquiry into how offences were covered up for decades.

Joanna Biggs also claims that a nun lied about the circumstances surrounding the death of her sister, Theresa, at the age of six in a swimming accident on the island 40 years ago, and wants her inquest reviewed.

Biggs is one of a growing number of victims who have come forward to detail offences committed by Fr Thaddeus Kotik, a member of the Cistercian order of Benedictine monks who lived at Caldey Abbey on the Pembrokeshire island from 1947 until his death in 1992.

In July 1977 the two sisters were among a group of children at Sandtop Bay beach on Caldey under the supervision of a nun called Sister Sheila Singleton, who was leading an educational course for Catholic children.

Theresa went swimming on a windy day unaware there was a dangerous undercurrent and she was swept out to sea. Three boys, 12, 14, and 15, swam out to try to help her but she drowned.

During the inquest at Tenby police station, Singleton, who died in 2004, testified in a written statement that Theresa had defied her instructions not to go swimming because the water was too cold. The boys told a different story but the coroner accepted the nun’s version and recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Biggs insists that Singleton’s evidence was false because the nun had given her sister permission to swim. “She [the nun] helped me to put Theresa’s armbands on. And then she said, ‘Off you go.’ My sister was not naughty.”

Biggs said she and her parents have lived with the nun’s lie for more than 40 years. “It is time for my sister to be released from false blame,” she said. Biggs argued that the story of her sister’s drowning was relevant to the abuse scandal because it showed that children’s voices were often ignored.

“The problem with things as they currently are is that everything to do with Caldey has been closed off, unmentioned, swept under the carpet or just whispered about for a very long time.”

The abuse on Caldey emerged after the abbey paid modest sums of compensation to six women who had brought a civil claim against the Cistercian order on Caldey for abuse they suffered as children by Kotik in the 70s and 80s.

After the Guardian exposed the abuse last month, the abbot, Daniel van Santvoort, apologised via the island’s Facebook page that allegations made against Kotik had not been reported to the authorities and expressed regret for any harm caused.

Since then the Guardian has revealed:

A sex offender called Paul Ashton lived on the island for seven years while on the run from the police. It has also now emerged that he ran a cleaning company registered on the island with a convicted fraudster.

A priest, Fr John Shannon, who was subsequently caught on the mainland with pictures of children as young as nine, lived on the island for nine months.

Police are investigating another man over an alleged sexual assault that took place at the same period as the Kotik offences. He was not a member of the abbey or its staff.

Adding her voice to calls for an inquiry from other victims and Tory Welsh assembly members, Biggs said: “I feel like it’s just the start, the box is only just being opened. It seems to me that the best people to investigate that box fairly and thoroughly would be people and organisations who have not been previously associated with the island – and also who do not belong to a particular denomination or faith.

“I think this would be best for Caldey Abbey as well. If they want to try and win back people’s trust that they are truly interested in safeguarding their visitors in future.

“The fact that Fr Thad was left for so many years to continue to do whatever he liked suggests at the very least, tolerance or blindness by Caldey Abbey to that same behaviour in others. These are offenders who understand Catholicism and know how to hide within it and manipulate it.”

Biggs added: “There appears to be a firm position taken by the current abbot towards protecting the interests of the monastery, and a distinct lack of openness, clarity and even goodwill when it comes to the dealing with revelations of the abuse that took place. His order is responsible for covering it up and allowing it to continue. Acknowledgment is everything.”

It can also be revealed that the abbey’s wealthy “mother house”, Scourmont Abbey near Chimay in Belgium, denied legal liability for the abuse. Caldey’s webpage spells out how the island was sold to the Cistercian order in the 1920s to be occupied by a group of monks from Scourmont and adds that the present monks are the successors of the first Caldey Cistercians.

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The Guardian has also established that Kotik spent time at Scourmont. But Armand Veilleux, the Scourmont abbot from 1999 until his retirement in November this year, said Caldey was an autonomous house in civil and canon law.

Teresa Elwes, a devotee who has maintained a relationship with Caldey and Scourmont for 40 years and knew Kotik, said the mother house – which is known for its brewery – could afford to compensate victims properly.

Elwes said: “These young women have been abused by a monk and now that abuse is continuing by the failure of the monastic community to take responsibility and willingly and eagerly pay proper compensation, whilst acknowledging that this alone can never be enough.”

The Caldey Abbey abbot has not responded to requests by the Guardian for an interview and has not granted permission for reporters to land on the private island.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/22/woman-abused-caldey-island-monk-waives-anonymity-joanna-briggs-thaddeus-kotik

Since the Guardian exposed the abuse in November there have been calls from victims and politicians for an inquiry. The Guardian has also revealed that two other men who lived and worked on Caldey were subsequently convicted of child sex offences.

In addition, police are investigating allegations that a seasonal worker sexually assaulted a girl on the island.

Biggs, 48, is the first Kotik victim to be named. She said one of her main motivations was to defend her sister against the accusation that she disobeyed the instructions of a nun and went swimming when she had been told not to go in the water. But Biggs said she and her sister were abused by Kotik, in the dairy on the island when they were aged six and seven.

Kotik’s modus operandi was to befriend families who lived there or who regularly visited. He gave them handmade chocolates and fresh produce, and invited the children to the dairy. He abused children in a room beside the dairy, on walks through the woods, in dens or in isolated rocky coves near the beach.

Biggs said that although she was the older sister, it was Theresa who suggested they avoid Kotik.

“We were always together,” she said. “We played together and talked about everything together. Although I was older, Theresa was more gregarious and bolder. Theresa suggested we should stick together for protection.

“I have a memory of me being in a huddle with her in a garden somewhere by ourselves and her saying that we shouldn’t go to see Fr Thad, even if he gave us sweets, and me nodding in agreement. I knew why she was saying that at the time. I didn’t like what Fr Thad did.

“I feel grateful that she was the one who voiced it. This helped me avoid a different paedophile about a year or so later – not on Caldey, on holiday somewhere else – it flashed into my head like a warning and I listened and ran away from him.”

Biggs told how she and her sister had once begun to act out the abuse they suffered. “We started to re-enact what happened in the dairy to us, taking our pyjamas off – and then we stopped and decided we didn’t like it and didn’t want to play that story.”

Biggs said the Guardian’s original article triggered panic attacks. “It was the picture of Fr Thad holding the two girls – they’re not Theresa and I, but you can see how tightly he held them in his arms. He was very strong and had rough hands. The most bizarre place I had a panic attack was in a supermarket one weekend, next to the freezer section. I was suddenly overwhelmed by the cold, the smell and the noise.”

Another protected Benedictine paedophile – Thaddeus Kotik of Caldey Island

Prince Charles HRH The Prince of Wales meets monks Father Robert, Brother Gabriel, and Acting Abbot Father Daniel during his visit to Caldey Island in 1997

July 26, 1997HRH The Prince of Wales Prince Charles  meets Mrs Veronica Cattini as she works in the Post Office on Caldey Island

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Priest jailed for child abuse images lived on scandal-hit Caldey Island

Exclusive: revelations mean that four men convicted or accused of sexual offences against children lived or stayed on tiny monastic Welsh island

Father John Shannon, who was subsequently caught on the mainland with pictures of children as young as nine, lived on the island off the Welsh coast for nine months.

Father John Shannon, who was subsequently caught on the mainland with pictures of children as young as nine, lived on the island off the Welsh coast for nine months. Photograph: Archant Cambs/Archant

A priest who was jailed for downloading hundreds of pictures of child sexual abuse is the latest offender to be identified as having close links with the monastic island of Caldey, which is at the centre of a growing scandal.

Father John Shannon, who was subsequently caught on the mainland with pictures of children as young as nine, lived on the island off the Welsh coast for nine months.

The revelation means that four men convicted or accused of sexual offences against children have now been identified as having lived or stayed on Caldey and will increase pressure for an inquiry.

In November the Guardian revealed a string of allegations against a monk, Thaddeus Kotik, dating back to the 1970s and 80s. Kotik was a member of the Cistercian order of Benedictine monks and lived in the monastery on Caldey Island from 1947 until his death in 1992.

It later emerged that police are investigating a second man over accusations of sexual abuse on the island during the same period and that a sex offender called Paul Ashton hid there while on the run from police. Ashton was finally caught on the island in 2011, taken back to the mainland and jailed.

The abbot, Daniel van Santvoort, has confirmed that Shannon, lived on the island in 2008 and 2009.

Shortly afterwards, in 2010, police found 740 indecent images of children on a computer that he had downloaded while working as a lecturer at a Catholic seminary in county Durham. Three of the images were “level five” – of the most serious nature – and 75 were level four.

Shannon’s barrister argued at his client’s sentencing hearing that he had never had a chance to explore his sexuality and viewing the images became a compulsion.

Jailing him at Durham crown court for eight months, Judge Christopher Prince placed Shannon on the sex offender register for 10 years and banned him from working with children for life.

Van Santvoort told the Guardian that Shannon took on the role of priest on a trial basis in 2008 with the abbey’s approval after islanders asked for the parish church of St David’s to be re-opened.

“[Shannon] came with good references and took up residence in a cottage. During this period it was evident the role of a parish priest was not viable and he left the island within nine months of his arrival, in 2009,” the abbot said.

“We understand that some time later, whilst working on the mainland elsewhere in the UK, he was investigated by the police for offences committed on the mainland after he had left the island and was subsequently convicted.

“That inquiry did not involve any allegations of offences committed on the island and the police did not conduct any inquiries on the island in respect of this person. We understand therefore that he had no criminal convictions when he came to the island nor when he left.”

While Shannon was living on the island, Ashton was hiding from police there. Ashton was wanted after police found 5,000 images of child sexual abuse on his computer and in 2011 was found on Caldey , where he had been living under an assumed identity for seven years.

A whistleblower has told the Guardian that another convicted criminal, John Cronin, is suspected to have lived under an assumed name in a cottage owned by the monastery for a month in 2009.

Cronin was jailed in 1992 for sexually assaulting an adult Conservative party volunteer. One of his modi operandi was to pose as a priest.

The source said the man they believe to be Cronin left the island suddenly, taking keys to a property and owing money after he was recognised by a monastery employee from online photographs.

Cronin had allegedly requested through the abbey to stay at a monastery property on the island over winter.

However, Van Santvoort said the abbey did not know of Cronin’s alleged stay.

“We have no knowledge of this person whatsoever. The name is completely unfamiliar to us,” he said.

Thaddeus Kotik and two children on Caldey Island.
Thaddeus Kotik and two children on Caldey Island. Photograph: Supplied

Caldey Abbey settled civil claims by six women in March this year and Van Santvoort has publicly apologised for the abbey’s failure to report Kotik to police despite its knowledge of his offences.

Another six women and a man have since approached the Guardian alleging abuse by Kotik.

The Conservatives’ children’s spokesman in the Welsh assembly, Darren Millar, has called on the Welsh government to launch an investigation into Caldey Island.

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Two more offenders have ties to Caldey Island, source says

12 December 2017

Two more sex offenders have had ties with Caldey Island which is at the centre of calls for an inquiry into historical abuse, a source has claimed.

Six women have been paid compensation following sexual abuse by a monk at the Pembrokeshire island’s abbey.

It later emerged a fugitive child sex offender fled to the abbey to hide out.

The abbey has confirmed a priest was convicted of offences after leaving the island but denied knowing a serial sex offender had also stayed on the island.

BBC Wales has reported in recent weeks that Father Thaddeus Kotik lived on the island for 45 years and abused several girls there in the 1970s and 80s.

Child sex offender Paul Ashton fled to Caldey island in 2004 while on the run from the police after being charged with possessing indecent images of children.

He lived in the abbey until he was arrested in 2011.

Another sex offender believed to have lived on the island is notorious predator John Cronin.

740 indecent images

The other, Rev John Shannon, was Caldey Island’s parish priest at St David’s Church in 2008. He was later jailed for possessing indecent images of children, having left the island.

Psychiatrists labelled Cronin one of the most dangerous sexual predators in Britain after he committed 50 offences including an attack on a woman in 1992 in which he posed as a priest.

Shannon admitted downloading 740 indecent images of children and was jailed for eight months in 2011.

The abbot, Father Daniel van Santvoort, said that Shannon took on the role of priest on a trial basis with the abbey’s approval after islanders asked for the parish church to be reopened.

He said he “came with good references and took up residence in a cottage” but the role of a parish priest was “not viable” and he left the island within nine months of his arrival in 2009.

“We understand that some time later, whilst working on the mainland elsewhere in the UK, he was investigated by the police for offences committed on the mainland after he had left the island and was subsequently convicted,” said Father Daniel.

“That inquiry did not involve any allegations of offences committed on the island and the police did not conduct any inquiries on the island in respect of this person.

“We understand, therefore, that he had no criminal convictions when he came to the island nor when he left.”

Kotik’s victims have echoed calls by the Welsh Conservatives for an inquiry to be set up.

The source, who does not want to be publicly identified, said Cronin stayed on the island for a month under an alias, at the same time that Ashton was living in the tower at Caldey Abbey, but left in 2009.

Father Daniel said the abbey did not know of Cronin’s alleged stay.

“We have no knowledge of this person whatsoever. The name is completely unfamiliar to us,” he said.

The source said: “I hope that an inquiry will be opened into this island.”

The Welsh Government has ruled out an independent inquiry as Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42330242

and also on Caldey  island – paedophile Paul Ashton who was in charge of their internet – found with 5000 images


Sex offender hid in Caldey Island abbey for seven years

24 Nov 2017

Paul Ashton was found while on the run after his image was posted on a Crimestoppers Most Wanted list

A sex offender lived in the abbey on Caldey Island for seven years while on the run from police until he was found in 2011, taken back to the mainland and jailed.

Paul Ashton lived among the Cistercian monks on the private island off the Pembrokeshire coast in south-west Wales as police searched for him after finding thousands of images of child abuse on his computer. Ashton was finally found after his image appeared on a Crimestoppers Most Wanted gallery.

Caldey Abbey is at the centre of a scandal after the Guardian revealed a string of allegations against a monk called Thaddeus Kotik dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.

The abbey has been keen to emphasise that the Kotik allegations are of a historical nature and no members of the current community were on the island at the time. But victims claim there is at least one monk still alive who knew Kotik and say the abbot himself knew Kotik from 1990, two years before the monk died in 1992.

The fact that Ashton, a suspected sex offender wanted by the police, was able to live at the abbey so recently and for so long will cause huge concern.

The current head of the abbey, Daniel van Santvoort, has been abbot since 1999.

Following the Guardian’s revelations about Kotik, whistle-blowers came forward to describe how Ashton lived on the island under the name Robert Judd.

Ashton had been arrested by police in West Sussex in 2004 when officers executed a warrant at his address in Bracklesham Bay. He was given bail while police examined his computers. Officers found more than 5,000 images of children but he had vanished when they returned.

At that time, a man in his 50s calling himself Robert appeared on Caldey. Whistleblowers said Ashton arrived on the island as a monastery guest in 2004 but stayed and moved in.

“When Robert arrived, he offered to help and made himself indispensable,” a whistleblower said. “He operated the island’s satellite internet and phone system, managed online accommodation bookings and the accounts and worked in the mail room. He put himself in an ideal position.”

They said that “Robert” changed his phone number frequently, encrypted his emails and never left the island.

In May 2011, “Robert” further aroused the suspicion of the whistleblower by emailing him that he had “met another family” that included two young boys on the island and had invited them to his private quarters in the monastery.

Curious and worried, the whistleblower began investigating Ashton and discovered that a man called James Robert Judd was named as a director of a cleaning company called St Martins of Caldey, according to Companies House records.

The whistleblower carried on investigating. “ I just knew in my gut that something was wrong,” they said. Eventually an image appearing to be Robert was found on the Crimestoppers site. It named him as Paul Ashton.

“One evening we had a phone call telling us to look at a website and there [Robert] was, on the most wanted list,” he said. “I saved and printed the photo, showed it to the abbot and asked him who it was. He said: ‘That’s Robert of course.’ I asked if he was absolutely sure and he said: ‘Yes without a doubt’.”

Whistleblowers have passed on photographs they took of plainclothes police officers escorting Ashton to the boat Caldey Island II beside the island on 6 July 2011.

At Chichester crown court on 1 March, Ashton admitted possessing more than 5,000 indecent images of children and was jailed for 30 months. The court was told he was found after an anonymous call was made to the Crimestoppers charity.

It heard that South Wales police arrested him in relation to the Sussex inquiry – and said that more computer equipment containing further images were found on his Caldey Island computers.

Speaking after Ashton’s conviction, DC David Midgley, of West Sussex CID, said: “Credit must go to the anonymous informant to Crimestoppers who became suspicious and rang in. Thanks to their actions, Ashton was finally brought to justice after spending nearly eight years in hiding.

“In each image, a child was a victim of crime. The length of the sentence shows how the justice system will punish those who download indecent images of children.”

The Guardian has sought comment from van Santvoort who is believed to be in France but has not yet received a reply.

Six women sued the abbey over the allegations against Kotik and another seven women have now come forward to the Guardian since the article exposed the offender last Saturday. The victims have welcomed calls for an inquiry into the protection of child sex offenders on the island.

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Dedication of the statue

On Sunday 9th September 2007 the statue was blessed and dedicated in a moving ceremony conducted jointly by the Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff, Peter Smith, and by Bishop Dominic Walker of Monmouth, Church in Wales. A very large crowd gathered for the occasion, in the region of 800 people.

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Satanic abuse ‘possible’

The belief of social workers that children in Nottingham who were sexually abused were also forced to take part in ritual practices connected with Satanism has now been supported by the director of the city’s social services department. In a report issued last week, Mr David White said that “on the basis of the children’s testimony it would be unwise not to accept the possibility that there were ritualistic elements to this case”. Nottingham Police strongly reject the suggestion that ritual practices played any part in the Broxtowe child abuse case, in which ten adults were jailed in February 1989 for offences of incest, indecent assault and cruelty against 23 children in the extended family; a view which Mr White originally shared.

The case became controversial when some of the children, who had been made wards of court after being sexually abused, started to describe experiences of a bizarre nature of which foster parents and social workers had no previous knowledge. They talked, among other things, of being burnt by sticks, of animals sacrificed and of drinking the blood, of witchcraft parties and even of other children being killed. A report commissioned by Mr White and the chief constable of Nottinghamshire, which appeared in December 1989, concluded that there was no evidence of Satanic abuse. It criticised the work of social workers concerned in the case who, it suggested, had unwittingly encouraged children to believe in and allege bizarre abuse.

The new report, which was expected to be approved on Wednesday by Nottinghamshire social services committee, follows intense media interest in the case and the disruption of working relationships between the police and social workers in the city. It praises the work of the specialist group of social workers concerned, and says that “the disclosures made by the children are unlikely to have been created in their minds by the social workers or foster parents”. Having read the diaries of the children involved, Mr White now supports the social workers’ view that even if the children had not suffered each incident physically they were made to believe that they had.

Mr White argues that the case is of national significance in that it challenges the conventional wisdom about how children should be listened to and how matters can be dealt with which are beyond existing knowledge. Mr White’s recommendations include the setting up of a joint police and social service body to review practices and procedures in the field of child protection; and the establishment by the Department of Health of a nationally co-ordinated research programme to monitor the problem and offer guidance.

Social workers in Manchester, who also had been criticised for encouraging children to make up stories of ritual abuse, were defended recently by the Anglican Bishop of Manchester, Stanley BoothClibborn (The Tablet, 6 October). Allegations of ritual abuse have also been made in Rochdale. Canon Dominic Walker, co-chairman of the Christian Deliverance Study Group, which trains Anglican and some Catholic exorcists, told The Tablet that the Churches are concerned and are holding meetings with social workers, police and psychiatrists. “People are fairly convinced that something is going on“, he said, “and that it is not just an invention of fundamentalism. What is not clear is whether it is a new development of Satanism or whether the people involved are paedophiles who are adding Satanic ritual to their practices.”

The secretary to the Committee for Social Welfare of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Mgr Michael Connelly, noted however that no evidence had been produced of ritual practices associated with child abuse. Only one diocese has informed him of such a case.

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 Christian Exorcism Group led by PAUL STURGESS

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Sturgess, the secretary of the churches’ study group, said Satanist are usually kept loyal by a mixture of fear and blackmail stemming from the devotee’s initiation rites.

 

Ninety per cent of the cases we get are psychological,” sid Canon Dominic Walker, the vicar of the seaside resort of Brighton and the head of the study group.

 

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Sturgess, the secretary of the churches’ study group, said Satanist are usually kept loyal by a mixture of fear and blackmail stemming from the devotee’s initiation rites.

Ninety per cent of the cases we get are psychological,” sid Canon Dominic Walker, the vicar of the seaside resort of Brighton and the head of the study group.

The Report of the Bishop of Exeter’s Com­mission on Exorcism, published in 1972 — a Com­mission which included two Jesuits and a Benedictine monk

Report chaired by the Rt. Rev. John Perry, Bishop of Chelmsford.

Anglican John Richards, secretary of the Bishop of Exeter’s Study Group on Exorcism,

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Exorcism: The Findings of a Commission Convened by the Bishop of Exeter

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It was Dom Robert who exorcised the Astor mansion where the lovely Christine Keeler and friends entertained the rich and famous at the sex and black magic parties. He told me afterwards that these were the most sinister spirits he had ever encountered, and it was a harrowing ordeal to send them back to their own dimension. Dom. Robert felt that the entities he encountered at the Astor mansion were the same spirits later summoned to appear at the Bilderberg meetings.
Dom Robert was even secretly invited to perform an exorcism at the Kremlin at the end of the Cold War, and he claimed that a heavy, morose and brooding atmosphere hung over the building where orders were given to murder millions of Christians. Many souls had to be released from the thrall of the material realm before a lighter atmosphere was introduced and his explanation was as precise a definition as you can get: heavy, morose and brooding sums up the toxic atmosphere of buildings infested with spirits from the lower realms.
The governor of a London Prison told me some time back that a serial murderer had requested an exorcism. As Dom Robert entered the prison in ordinary clothes, the murderer could not have known who he was but began screaming abuse at Dom Robert in a hideous voice as soon as he saw him.
The man was tormented by the demons inside him, and Dom Robert came away from the exorcism sweating and shaking profusely.

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A Scottish Halloween Haunting – The Truthseeker

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Now directly linked, a must see video. Watch as a young Jew demolishes the standard notion of the Holocaust, highlighting its contradictions and flaws with …

DELIVERANCE

The word “deliver” is significant. As we noted, “exorcism” has in many contexts been replaced by “deliverance”. The Exeter Report, already mentioned, was published originally (1972) under the title of “Exorcism” and its Study Group called itself the Christian Exorcism Group, but after about 1987 it had changed its name to Deliverance Group. Indeed, Michael Perry, writing in 1987, called his book “Deliverance” rather than “Exorcism”. He states that deliverance is a much wider subject and is about “freeing people from the bondage of Satan. It may involve exorcism but generally [he says] it does not”. (p.2; DELIVERANCE) He points out that Christian clerics can overreact to a situation which appears to demand exorcism, but it can be just as bad, if not worse, to deny the reality of the powers of evil. Exorcism, for him, is defined as a specific act of binding and releasing performed on a person believed to be possessed by a non-human malevolent spirit. This type of action is by no means always necessary; deliverance may be much more appropriate.

https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?p=1061824862

https://books.google.com/books?id=3TXBD2Uyi30C&pg=PA437&lpg=PA437&dq=The+Exeter+Report+study+christian+exorcism++group.&source=bl&ots=7Nl8925khB&sig=-pZ1b1iNAaXCvAybwSfxJruz7c4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjpwZDyjbrYAhWiiVQKHb9KAJ0Q6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Exeter%20Report%20study%20christian%20exorcism%20%20group.&f=false

Church of England’s Christian Exorcism Study Group in 1972 (known as the Exeter Report) 

https://books.google.com/books?id=3TXBD2Uyi30C&pg=PA437&lpg=PA437&dq=The+Exeter+Report+study+christian+exorcism++group.&source=bl&ots=7Nl8925khB&sig=-pZ1b1iNAaXCvAybwSfxJruz7c4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjpwZDyjbrYAhWiiVQKHb9KAJ0Q6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Exeter%20Report%20study%20christian%20exorcism%20%20group.&f=false

https://www.questia.com/read/1P3-69553492/a-fresh-look-at-a-remarkable-document-exorcism-the

https://www.scribd.com/document/356197378/Anglican-Exorcisms

Dominic Walker was one of Ball’s biggest  supporters and he named POWELL, ABSE and WHITELAW as abusers.

 

Enoch Powell accused of satanic sex abuse:

The Right Rev Butler was given the politicians’ names by Dominic Walker, former Bishop of Monmouth, who heard the allegations when he was a vicar counselling in the 1980s.

Mr Walker told senior clerics that Abse was named by three abuse survivors whom he counselled when he was a vicar in Brighton in the 1980s.

He also passed on the names of two former Conservative cabinet ministers, who have not yet been publicly linked to the scandal. Mr Walker was questioned by the Right Rev Butler after the discovery of a book from 1991 in which he described counselling sessions with adult survivors.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3017207/Enoch-Powell-accused-satanic-sex-abuse-Bishop-Durham-gave-Met-detectives.html

 

Dominic Walker, the former Bishop of Monmouth, has told senior clerics that Abse was named by three alleged adult survivors of abuse whom he counselled when he was vicar of Brighton in the 1980s.

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

 

BALLS AND MORE BALLS

When bishops start taking spiritual matters seriously, revival must surely be just around the corner! While Graham Dow (Carlisle), recently liberated from the confines of Rose Castle, emerged to find the cause of Foot and Mouth in a large cursing stone ball, the Bishop of Oxford and all his workers have been far from idle in sniffing out Old Nick.

Oxford football club got in ‘Bomber’ Harries to exorcise the place from a gypsy curse. Those of a certain age will know that Harries has the country’s best-known expert on these matters in his team, the Bishop of Reading, Edward Walker. ‘Dominic’, as he is known since his days in the Bishops Ball’s hand-knitted Community of the Glorious Ascension, told us all about his psychic speciality in a glorious Technicolor spread in… wait for it… SAGA magazine!

True soccer psychics will know that Oxford United is really haunted by the ghost of its former owner – triple agent and part-time fraud, Robert Maxwell. They never recovered from his time in charge.

trushare.com/79DEC01/DE0130DA.htm

Paranormal and exorcisms

Walker is an expert on the paranormal and has published many articles on the topic. He is a trained exorcist[12] and has said that during his 35 years of ordained ministry he has performed “countless acts of deliverance along with six exorcisms”.[12]

In an August 2015 article, which concentrated on the death of Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter, Walker rejected the use of violence when performing an exorcism.[13] He argued that an exorcism is the command of the mouth.[clarification needed]

Present

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

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

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

Rt Revd Dominic Walker OGS, Bishop of Monmouth

Rt Revd Daniel van Santvoort OCSO, Abbot of Caldey

http://www.ourladyoftintern.co.uk/supportus.php?mnu=supportus

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WHO IS PAUL STURGESS?

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In March 1986, Derry Mainwaring Knight – who I have covered more in depth here and here – appeared at Maidstone Crown Court charged with obtaining money from the church, rich and famous by deception.  The case was reported globally because of the nature of it’s subject – Satanism.

Mainwaring Knight was a self-styled Satanist, who managed to obtain over £215,000 from rich Christians in order to buy artefacts he said would help free him and others from the clutches of the devil.  The trial heard from many people from all different walks of life.  One of those was Paul Sturgess.


PAUL STURGESS, THE COMMITTED CHRISTIAN

Sturgess was a civil servant who took to the witness stand during the trial, having described himself as a ‘committed Christian’ who was associated with the Church of England working party into exorcism.  Has anyone ever heard of this working party?

Here’s an article where you can read more of his testimony:

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The odd thing about Sturgess is, his name also crops up in connection with another person of very dubious character…


PAUL STURGESS, THE FRIEND OF HARVEY PROCTOR

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A year later and Paul Sturgess again appears in a newspaper article.  This time it’s in connection with disgraced former MP, Harvey Proctor, and his use of ‘rent boys’.

Sturgess sparked a security alert after it had emerged he had been taking young boys in to the House of Commons to meet Harvey Proctor.  When confronted, he refused to give details of his position in the House of Commons, but confirmed he had known Proctor for eight years and saw him regularly and he admitted he had taken young boys in to meet Proctor.

Sturgess had also introduced a young man to Proctor named Mark Thane, aged 24.  Thane was looking for work and Sturgess knew that Proctor was looking for a research assistant so arranged for the two to meet.  However, Thane stated that he felt he was ‘set up’ from the outset for Proctor’s sexual benefit.  He found him intimidating and accused Proctor of plying him with alcohol, adding:

I was sickened by what took place.  I was very confused and felt no one would listen to me if I had made a complaint against an MP.

Of course we never discussed the job.  By then I had realised it was just used as a lure.

Sturgess had told me he had introduced other young men, also gay, to Proctor.  I imagine they endured a similar fate.

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So just WHO IS the mysterious civil servant and expert on exorcism, Paul Sturgess?  I believe he may have lived in Earls Court, but what was his job at the House of Commons? Where was he procuring the young boys and men he was introducing to Proctor?  Just how much of this went on inside the Commons – right under the noses of other MPs?  Did he know Terry Dwyer/Allen, who met Proctor at a Conservative Cocktail Party?

Caldey Island: Sex offender evaded justice at abbey

March 2012

A fugitive child sex offender fled to a Pembrokeshire island’s abbey to evade justice and remained there for seven years, it has been revealed.

Paul Ashton, from Sussex, went on the run in 2004 charged with possessing indecent images of children.

When he was discovered at Caldey Island in 2011, more indecent images were found on his computer in the monastery.

He was arrested and brought to justice after a visitor recognised him from a Crimestoppers “Most Wanted” list.

The revelation comes after it emerged six women have been paid compensation by Caldey Abbey after they were abused by a monk on Caldey Island in the 1970s and 1980s.

Since that information came to light last week, a further five women have come forward accusing Father Thaddeus Kotik of abusing them.

Allegations were made to the abbey in 1990 but complaints were not passed on to police.

Dyfed Powys Police was eventually made aware of the allegations in 2014 but could not prosecute Kotik as he died in 1992.

The current abbot, Brother Daniel van Santvoort, has apologised the complaints were not referred to police sooner.

Ashton is understood to have arrived on Caldey Island as a guest in 2004, but stayed and moved into the clock tower which overlooks the island.

He was provided with accommodation and food by the monks, who knew him by his alias Robert Judd.

A source said: “When Robert arrived he offered to help and made himself indispensable.

“He operated the island’s satellite internet and phone system, managed online accommodation bookings and the accounts and worked in the mail room.

“He put himself in an ideal position.”

Ashton had absconded from his home in Bracklesham Bay, West Sussex after Sussex Police executed a search warrant and confiscated computers in 2004.

In July 2011, an anonymous call was made to Crimestoppers by someone who had seen Ashton’s face on its “Most Wanted” list, and he was arrested on the island.

Sussex Police said: “They recognised the picture as a man working in south Wales but under a different name… police were informed and local officers swiftly arrested him in relation to the Sussex inquiry.

“More computer equipment containing further images was also found.”

Ashton, then aged 59, pleaded guilty at Chichester Crown Court to possessing more than 5,000 indecent images of children on his computers, hard drives and USB sticks.

He was jailed for 30 months in March 2012 and was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Caldey Abbey has been asked to comment.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42121382

Wanted paedophile hid in Welsh island monastery for seven years while on the run from police

25 Nov 2017
He aroused suspicion in 2011 when he emailed a whistleblower saying that he had ‘met another family’, including two young boys on Caldey Island and had invited them to his private quarters in the monastery.

Ashton was escorted off the island by plain-clothed police officers on July 6 2011. 

Appearing at Chichester Crown Court on March 1, he admitted possessing more than 5,000 indecent images of children and was jailed for 30 months.

The court heard that South Wales Police arrested Ashton in relation to Sussex Police’s inquiry and said more computer equipment containing indecent images was found on Caldey Island. 

Man with 5,000 child porn pictures is jailed

A 59-year-old man found with more than 5,000 indecent images of children has been jailed after almost eight years in hiding.

Paul Ashton, from Sussex, but of no fixed address, fled the area after he was arrested in 2004.

Ashton was only caught following a tip-off after he was featured on the Crimestoppers Most Wanted list.

He was discovered living in South Wales under an assumed name.

He has now been jailed for 30 months.

Ashton was initially arrested in 2004 after Sussex Police raided his home in Bracklesham Bay and recovered computer equipment.

He was arrested and bailed while officers analysed the hard drive.

His address was searched again a few months later with more computer equipment seized.

Police said all the computers contained numerous indecent images on the hard drive and USB sticks.

Indecent pictures

However, Ashton fled his home and did not answer bail. He was only traced in July last year after someone spotted his photo on the Most Wanted list.

South Wales Police were told and he was arrested, when more computer equipment with further indecent pictures of children was found.

He pleaded guilty at Chichester Crown Court to possessing more than 5,000 indecent images at a hearing on Thursday (March 1).

DC David Midgley, of West Sussex CID, said: “This case highlights how an individual’s criminality will catch up with them – whether it’s weeks, months or years later.

“Credit must go to the anonymous informant to Crimestoppers who became suspicious and rang in. Thanks to their actions, Ashton was finally brought to justice after spending nearly eight years in hiding.

“Ashton recognises that in each image, a child was a victim of crime.

“The length of the sentence shows how the justice system will punish those who download indecent images of children.”

Ashton was also given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and will sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.


Paddy Lyons has written a book about the four years he spent inside Caldey Island’s monastery.

when back in Britain as a 26-year-old, despite a new girlfriend and a three-year traineeship with Unilever in Birkenhead.

“I thought I had to try this lifestyle out because it had never gone away and though I first tried the hermit lifestyle of the Carthusian Order I ended up on Caldey Island,” said Mr Lyons, now 74.

He has since been a social worker, a Financial Times journalist, a press officer for what is now the charity Action For Children, has got married to wife Elsie and raised five children in Barnet

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-198378512/in-the-swinging-sixties-paddy-couldn-t-wait-for-a
Action for Children

Government IT expert is caught with child porn stash… but why did Downing Street keep it secret for six months?

2 August 2014

Not Patrick Rock – Sebastian Crump

Worked for the Cabinet Office – he received promotion at Cabinet Office while he was being investigated

He has spent a decade working in technology and communications for Government offices, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Central Office of Information

He was arrested in January – Patrick Rock was arrested in February

Crump landed a government job after working as a children’s charity website manager, Action for Children, which helps support vulnerable and neglected children, between 1998 and 1999.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2713810/Government-digital-chief-caught-child-porn-stash-did-Downing-Street-secret-six-months.html

Father Paul Satori came to me first; his attitude was totally different from the priest who I had first gone for counseling. He was very understanding and gentle; his concern was that homosexuality was still a criminal offense in the United Kingdom.

The meeting with my parent’s local doctor lasted for about an hour, I was told a lot of young men went through a period in their teenage years of confusion about sexuality and, with the right treatment, I would soon be a normal heterosexual man.

Two days later, against my will and to my horror, I was sectioned in a psychiatric hospital and forced to undergo electric shock treatment. I was kept in a private ward in the psychiatric hospital for three months while I underwent a series of shock treatments. After leaving the hospital, feeling very confused and lonely, Father Satori arranged for me to go on retreat for two weeks at the Caldey Island monastery before returning to university.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-227279152/catholic-hiv-positive-and-one-of-god-s-children

Thaddeus Kotik

Revealed: monk who abused children on ‘crime free’ Caldey Island for decades

17 November 2017

Abuse by a monk who preyed on girls on a tiny island off the coast of Wales was covered up in the 70s and 80s

Kotik offended against the six girls between 1972 and1987, though the women believe there may be many more victims, over many more years.

A former soldier who fought in the Free Polish army during the second world war, Kotik moved to the island in 1947, joined the strict Cistercian order and was ordained a priest in 1956. He lived on the island until his death in 1992. It appears he was never questioned by police and that they were not informed until 2014.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1480675/Naive-monks-sacked-cook-and-his-wife-unfairly-tribunal-rules.html

In the late 80s, when she and her family were residents of the island, Emily, then five years old, told the then Abbot Robert O’Brien – who died in 2009 – about Kotik assaulting her. The abbot ordered Kotik to stay inside the monastery enclosure, but Kotik regularly escaped from the monastery grounds and continued to abuse children.

 

Abbot Robert O’Brien

The girls reported the offences to the principal of their school, St Phillip’s Christian College in Newcastle, New South Wales in the late 1980s. According to Charlotte the deputy principal Richard Rule, who now runs a child care centre, prayed for the students and told them they “didn’t need to talk of this again because God has forgiven everyone”.

Also in 2014, Charlotte emailed the current abbot of Caldey Abbey, Brother Daniel van Santvoort, seeking an acknowledgment of the crimes committed against her and her sister. “The effect that this abuse has had on me has been quietly catastrophic,” she wrote.

No secret

But it wasn’t the first time van Santvoort had heard allegations against Kotik. In a response to Charlotte he wrote: “I have heard occasionally about this serious matter as regards Fr Thaddeus”.

Van Santvoort told her the monastery knew about the monk’s offences and that he had been reprimanded and banned from contact with islanders and visitors in the 1980s, but had not been reported to police. “I am fully aware now of this terrible criminal offence and Fr Thaddeus should have there and then been handed over to the police – something that never happened.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/18/revealed-monk-who-abused-children-on-free-caldey-island-for-decades

The island was bought by Anglican benedictine monks in 1906 and it was this group that built the monastery and abbey which sits in the centre of the island.

Now it is home to about 40 residents and a group of about 18 Cistercian monks.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2244669/caldey-island-monks/

Caldey Island is three miles off Tenby and popular with day trippers in the summer.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/aug/26/caldey-island-independence-tenby-council

Caldey Island: police investigate second man over sexual abuse claims

Separate investigation comes after it was revealed that Cistercian monk allegedly abused at least 11 girls in 1970s and 80s

Detectives are investigating a second man over accusations of sexual abuse on Caldey Island after it was revealed that a Cistercian monk allegedly abused at least 11 girls in the 1970s and 80s.

Police said the alleged assault took place at about the same time, and the accused was visiting the island off Tenby in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales.

Officers refused to give further details because they said it would jeopardise the investigation, but said he was not a member of the abbey or abbey staff.

The Guardian reported on Friday that six women claimed they were abused as children by Father Thaddeus Kotik.

Since then, it has emerged that five others allegedly suffered abuse, and earlier this week, the head of Caldey Abbey issued an apology acknowledging that allegations of serious child sexual abuse made against Kotik should have been passed on to police.

Dyfed-Powys police are aware of allegations by eight women – the six original complainants and two more who have since come forward. A spokesperson said: “Following the recent media reporting of sexual abuse at Caldey Island, police received two further reports of non-recent sexual abuse.

“They relate to offences committed during the same time period (between 1977 and 1987) and with the same named perpetrator, Thaddeus Kotik. These crimes have been recorded and officers are in contact with the victims during the investigation and to offer specialist support.

“Police have also received one further report of a sexual assault by another male at Caldey Island around the same timeframe. The report has been made by one of the original six victims.

“This is being investigated separately to the Caldey Island abuse and concerns a man who was visiting Caldey Island at the time and no longer lives there. No further information can be released at present as it would jeopardise the investigation.”

Simon Thomas, a Plaid Cymru AM, said: “What is most troubling about this case is that the victims of sexual assault felt that they were not able to make a complaint at the time, and that complaints made were not dealt with properly. As a result the perpetrator was never brought to justice and children grew up bearing the weight of being a victim of these terrible crimes.

“Caldey Island is a landmark on the Welsh coast, and children and tourists visit there every day to learn about the abbey’s history. It’s important that people can visit there with confidence. ”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/23/caldey-island-police-investigate-second-man-sexual-abuse-allegations?CMP=share_btn_tw

Caldey Island: More monk sex abuse accusers speak out

 

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Three more women have come forward alleging they were sexually abused by a monk on a Pembrokeshire island in the 1970s and 1980s.

A total of 11 women now claim Father Thaddeus Kotik abused them on Caldey Island when they were children.

A letter seen by BBC Wales shows Kotik’s abuse was reported to abbot Brother Robert O’Brien in 1990, but not to police.

Dyfed-Powys Police said it received reports of the abuse in 2014 and 2016.

The force investigated but could not prosecute as Kotik died in 1992.

Six women have already been paid compensation in an out-of-court settlement by Caldey Abbey following the sexual abuse claims.

But journalist Amanda Gearing, who has spoken to victims, said three more women now claim to have been sexually assaulted by Kotik.

One woman who reported her case to police on Monday told the Guardian she broke down and was unable to sleep for 36 hours after reading about Kotik’s abuse of others.

She said her abuse was “low level compared with others” but it happened when she was sat next to Kotik on a bench.

“He put his hand up my top. Then his hand went up my back and under my arms. I squirmed away from him and walked away. I didn’t go near him after that,” she said.

Another woman told the Guardian she and her two sisters were abused by Kotik, but claimed there was pressure by both the church and family for victims to “shut up”.

Kotik befriended families who regularly visited the island. After gaining the trust of parents he would babysit the children and sexually abuse them, court papers have suggested.

One of them, who has already spoken out about what happened, said she “bitterly regrets” her abuser was never jailed.

There are fears there could be more victims and calls have been made for an independent inquiry by the Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors group.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42071238

 

Inquiry calls into abuse complaints on Caldey Island

21 Nov 2017

There are calls for an independent inquiry into allegations of historical sexual abuse at an abbey on Caldey Island off Pembrokeshire.

It’s understood six women were paid compensation following claims against a monk – Thaddeus Kotik in the 70s and 80s. But it’s feared there could be more potential victims.

Police say they did receive reports of historic sexual abuse but could not proceed with a prosecution because the monk died in 1992.

Now a support group, Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors, says an independent investigation should take place and the abbey should apologise.

Six women have received an out of court settlement, after claims they were abused by the monk Father Thaddeus Kotik when they visited the island as children in the 1970s and 80s.

Three of them shared their experiences with Australian journalist Amanda Gearing:

The effect of the abuse on these women has been particularly severe – partly because of the threats made against them which separated them from their parents.

The offender told them that if the children reported what was happening their parents would not want them anymore and would leave them on the island with him

– Journalist Amanda Gearing

It is claimed Brother Thaddeus Kotik groomed, and sexually assaulted the children of families staying on the island and although they spoke out at the time, no formal action was taken.

It wasn’t until almost thirty years later the crimes were brought to the attention of the police. By that time, Kotik had been dead for two decades.

Dyfed-Powys Police told ITV News that “Appropriate professional support was offered and the matter was drawn to a close.”

Dyfed-Powys Police can confirm that in 2014 and 2016 it received reports of non-recent sexual abuse that occurred at Caldey Island with the named offender being the deceased Thaddeus Kotik.

These reports were recorded as crimes and victims contacted by police. During the investigation, information was obtained to confirm that the perpetrator was deceased and therefore a prosecution was not possible.

Dyfed-Powys Police always encourages anyone who has suffered abuse to come forward and report it by calling 101.

– Dyfed Powys Police

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, says although action should be taken, it’s too early to call for an enquiry.

“I’ve been in contact with the National Catholic Safeguarding Advice Service and also have written directly to the abbey on Caldey Island to seek reassurance that they are following the Catholic churches national safeguarding policies and procedures on child protection.”

The victims believe they’re not alone. and that Kotik – who lived on the island for 45 years – abused others.

ITV News has contacted Caldey Abbey for comment but has not yet had a response.

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2017-11-21/inquiry-calls-into-abuse-complaints-on-caldey-island/

Caldey Abbey apology over handling of monk sex abuse claims

22 Nov 2017

An abbey at the centre of child sexual abuse allegations has apologised that claims against one of its monks were not passed to police.

Eleven women allege Father Thaddeus Kotik abused them on Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire, in the 1970s and 1980s.

A letter shows Kotik’s abuse was reported to abbot Brother Robert O’Brien in 1990, but not to police.

Caldey Abbey said they should have been reported, adding: “This clearly did not happen and we apologise.”

In a statement, current abbot Brother Daniel van Santvoort said: “It was with great sadness and regret that we heard allegations of historical sexual abuse involving Father Thaddeus who died in 1992.

“Any allegations of child abuse should be reported to the appropriate authorities and investigated. This clearly did not happen and we apologise.”

Brother Daniel said at the time the incidents were alleged to have taken place, the present Caldey Abbey Community was not on the island, which exacerbated the difficulties of the claims.

He said he knew nothing of the allegations when he first came to the island in 1990, or when he later became abbot in 1999, but said he forwarded the matter to police and the abbey’s solicitors in 2014 when he was contacted by a claimant.\

Brother Daniel said: “I acted at every step with compassion and empathy, and expressed my regret and sorrow at any such abuse. I flew to Australia to meet two claimants expressly to apologise.”

He continued: “I am truly sorry that my predecessors did not report allegations to the police and I am sorry that as an abbey, it has taken so long to compensate for these claims.

“Caldey Abbey has worked to ensure this can never be repeated. We now have robust child protection procedures in place on the island including a child protection coordinator.”

“As abbot, I very much regret any harm caused to any layperson as a result of the actions of one of my community, and strive to ensure that every visitor to Caldey enjoys only peace, comfort and the feeling of wellbeing,” he added.

Brother Daniel said the abbey was working with Children’s Commissioner for Wales, however Sally Holland has denied that is the case.

She has advised anyone with concerns to contact police or the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the Truth Project, so allegations can be considered.

Brother Daniel added the abbey would fully cooperate with its inquiry and any other investigation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42087525

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Caldey abbey ran a shop in London right near Brompton Oratory where PIE treasurer Charles Napier’s cousin Father Michael Napier worked

Caldey Abbey across the road from the Brompton Oratory

 

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Fr Michael Napier co-wrote a book w ith Alistair Laing

Michael Napier and Alistair Laing (eds), in The London Oratory Centenary 1884-1984, pp.

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Michael Napier and Alistair Laing (eds), in The London Oratory Centenary 1884-1984, pp.

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Alistair Laing and Colin Peters

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Kit Cunningham wrote Michael Napier’s obit and there was a scandal at Napier’s oratory school …HIV priest

A Gay Priest Who Died of Aids, Claims of Child Abuse, a Boy’s Suicide – the Dark Secrets of London’s Top Catholic School;

(1) the Blairs’ Choice: Cherie with Euan, Who Was Deputy Head Boy at the Oratory (2) Unholy Row: The Oratory in Fulham Is One of Britain’s Leading Roman Catholic State Schools but the Dumping of an Aids Charity This Week Has Resurrected a Scandal That Followed the Death of Father David Martin

In 1991 the order’s provost, the late Father Michael Napier, was told Father David was HIV positive. The information was kept secret and Father David continued his work as chaplain to The Oratory School in Fulham, visiting once a week and holding discussion sessions with pupils.

When he became too ill to continue, he was taken in by The Lighthouse.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-171039353/a-gay-priest-who-died-of-aids-claims-of-child-abuse

Michael Napier’s obituary

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-the-rev-michael-napier-1362175.html

Fr Michael Napier – papal delegate

The Moniter (McAllen Texas) 29 Jan 1993

 

Charles Napier’s father – Major Alexander Napier

was brother to Fr Michael Napier’s father -Maj.-Gen. Charles Scott Napier

http://www.thepeerage.com/p53917.htm#i539163

http://www.thepeerage.com/p53917.htm#i539166

also

1977 The cousins used to work nearby each other – Michael at the Oratory and Charles at Nucleus

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/page/6/


Charles Napier’s father – Major Alexander Napier

was brother to Fr Michael Napier’s father -Maj.-Gen. Charles Scott Napier

http://www.thepeerage.com/p53917.htm#i539163

http://www.thepeerage.com/p53917.htm#i539166

Aelred Carlyle at Caldey,

During the summer months they regularly went sea –
bathing in the nude. Nor did Carlyle
make any secret of his liking for charming young men.

http://www.vulcanhammer.org/wp-content/uploads/File/hilliardUnEnglishUnManly.pdf

 

The Anglican Benedictine community on Caldey Island is described by Peter Especially before the 1950s, when homosexuality was a taboo subject

http://highrollercarwash.com/irk.php?ta=caldey-island-history-1950-s

Bro Robert O’Brien also knew about abuser.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/monks-of-caldey-island-break-silence-over-sacking-of-couple-7907275.html

O’ Brien has been around since 80’s

http://www.ocso.org/monastery/caldey/

David R Hodges (former solicitor) now a Caldey monk poet has been there from at least 1999 – given publication dates http://www.davidhodgespoetry.co.uk/

Brother Michael Strode in the ACROSS group

 

another caldey monk, the former dr Dr. Michael Strode

he started …HCPT or Hosanna House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust is a United Kingdom based charity which travels with disabled and disadvantaged children and adults on pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, in Lourdes, France. HCPT stands for Hosanna House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust, Hosanna House being the property the organisation owns in the hills above Lourdes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HCPT_%E2%80%93_The_Pilgrimage_Trust

another Caldey monk, the former  Dr. Michael Strode

he started …HCPT or Hosanna House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust is a United Kingdom based charity which travels with disabled and disadvantaged children and adults on pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, in Lourdes, France. HCPT stands for Hosanna House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust, Hosanna House being the property the organisation owns in the hills above Lourdes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HCPT_%E2%80%93_The_Pilgrimage_Trust

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HCPT Founder – Brother Michael Strode & Cardinal O’Brien (Jimmy Savile’s friend)

Savile and Cardinal O’Brien

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1955. Dr Michael Strode ..rear – 2nd from right
Founder – Brother Michael Strode
President – The Right Reverend Kieran Conry, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
Patron – HRH The Duchess of Kent GCVO

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The last year in which he participated as a doctor with HCPT was in 1990. In October 1991 Michael entered the Cistercian community on Caldey Island as an Oblate. He took simple vows on 4th June 1995 and made his final commitment as an Oblate on 7th June 1998.

He still plays a very active role in the running of HCPT – and recently travelled to Lourdes to join the 2013 Easter pilgrimage, during which he was awarded the prestigious Médaille Notre-Dame de Lourdes in recognition of his long dedication to pilgrims and pilgrimages to the Shrine.

https://www.hcpt.org.uk/about/history/brother-michael/

Strode and Across

http://www.across.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1293399361.pdf

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Jimmy Savile wearing his Across top with Pope

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Jumbulance & Jimmy Savile long term affiliations

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http://www.sconews.co.uk/news/13832/scottish-catholic-jimmy-savile/

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Cardinal O’Brien and Princess Anne




Angela, manages the day to day running of St Philomena’s –

https://rosesislandramble.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/caldey-abbey-and-monastery/

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Eric Gill (1882 – 1940)

The Prior of Caldey

Series: For Engravings by Eric Gill

Medium: Copper engraving

Year: 1926

https://www.davidsongalleries.com/artists/modern/eric-gill/the-prior-of-caldey/

Dom Theodore Bailey – Caldey monk and assoc of paedophile Eric Gill

The rules of the new guild had been amended so as to avoid the mistakes of Ditchling. After supper one night in Wales he read out his proposals to Philip Hagreen, David Jones and Dom Theodore Bailey, Benedictine monk and artist and another long-term visitor. Hagreen and David Jones rejected the idea, and Gill, hurt …

https://books.google.com/books?id=w4-SBcWUijMC&pg=PA316&lpg=PA316&dq=dom+theodore+bailey+and+eric+gill+%2B+guild&source=bl&ots=uvfxgX6hv1&sig=GElwlQuU6Z5QoTnWn9HMA0lZqfc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjHkJiuv93XAhUM6WMKHQdnBxwQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=dom%20theodore%20bailey%20and%20eric%20gill%20%2B%20guild&f=false

http://pembrokeshire-herald.com/27748/tenby-arrest-made-over-caldey-island-assault/ 2016 arrest

http://www.penralltgallerybookshop.co.uk/calendar/2016/4/8/in-sight-of-the-sea-poetry-inspired-by-island-and-coastal-living

Richard Scorer‏ @Richard_Scorer

More extraordinary evidence at : Richard Yeo, until recently President of the Benedictines, admits that during his Presidency sex offenders were knowingly appointed as school governors and had input into safeguarding

Father Yeo was a member of the Cumberlege Commission into protecting children in the Catholic Church.

Rt Rev Richard Yeo

Father Yeo was a member of the Cumberlege Commission. as was

Baroness Butler-Sloss
Baroness Butler-Sloss (Vice Chair)

http://www.cumberlegecommission.org.uk/

He was Abbot of Downside from 1998 to 2006 having been secretary to the Abbot Primate of the international Benedictine Confederation.

The monk is also one of three senior clerics on a committee which oversees the management of the Sant’ Anselmo, the Benedictine university in Rome.

The university’s treasurer was convicted paedophile Father Laurence Soper

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/benedictine-head-offers-resignation-from-inquiry-into-sex-abuse-of-pupils-vgdwxc7dnj8

Father Richard Yeo was accused by Aidan Bellenger of hiding abuse
Father Richard Yeo was accused by Aidan Bellenger of hiding abuse

Child abuse ‘was encouraged by school’s abbots’ at Downside Abbey, Somerset

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/child-abuse-was-encouraged-by-schools-abbots-at-downside-abbey-somerset-009z9ddlg

At about the time Yeo was elected Abbot of Downside in 1998, White was permitted to return from Fort Augustus. White continued to live at Downside until his arrest in 2010. For eight of the twelve intervening years, Yeo was his Abbot.

Of course, as Abbot, Yeo had access to the records of his predecessors. So he would have been fully aware of the abuse that White had admitted to before being kicked north, and it is for this reason that White was kept on “restricted ministry”.

So Yeo must be regarded as a long-term participant in the cover-up of abuse. He said in the that the cover-up “is unacceptable, I’m not defending that.” But he joined in that unacceptable action.

The Catholic Church’s commitment to safeguarding can be judged by the fact that Yeo was one of the participants in the Cumberlege Commission, and was appointed to carry out the Apostolic Visitation to Ealing Abbey.

http://scepticalthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/08/abbot-president-richard-yeo.html

Victim claims abuse on Manchester United trip

10 November 2017

A 61-year-old man from Glasgow has told the BBC he was sexually abused on a football trip to Manchester United in the late 1960s.

James, who wants to keep his anonymity, believes he was “trafficked” to English football clubs by the Marist Brothers, a Catholic order which ran his school.

He said he was repeatedly abused by the brothers at his primary school.

In a statement, Manchester United said it had found no information relating to the Marist Brothers in its review.

The Old Trafford club looked into historical abuse as part of the English FA’s inquiry, led by barrister Clive Sheldon QC.

It is looking at the way clubs or the FA dealt with concerns over child sex abuse between 1970 and 2005.

Initiation ceremony

However, James said he thought his abuse happened on a trip in 1969, when he was 12 or 13.

James told the BBC he was in a group of “elite” young footballers who were selected by his school to take part in a tournament in Manchester.

The boys were taken to Old Trafford and the club’s training ground, where they played matches and toured the stadium, the boot room and directors’ offices.

James said he had visions of becoming a Manchester United player like his heroes George Best and Bobby Charlton but he said he was taken from the hostel where the boys were staying and sexually abused.

He said he did not know who abused him but he was taken outside as part of an “initiation ceremony”.

“It was non-consensual sex,” he said.

“Adult and a child.”

James said he did not know if other young footballers were also abused.

“None of us ever spoke about it,” he said.

According to James, he was not aware at the time that it was abuse.

It was portrayed as part of the “football journey” of going down to the club and possibly becoming a professional footballer.

He said: “I believe I was forced to do it because of my previous experience. I thought there was no escape, I had to take the action.”

His previous abuse was at the hands of the Marist Brothers who ran his primary school, the Sacred Heart Primary School in the east end of Glasgow.

James said he was regularly beaten around the lower body by branches with thorns, belts or by hand for not knowing the answers to questions about the Mass.

He told the BBC he would soil himself when he was beaten and his sister would be sent for to take him out of class.

Grooming process

“That then led to an increase in the abuse which began by befriending you, telling you that you weren’t a bad person, you were a good person,” he said.

“All part of the grooming process, then on to sitting on the knee,.

“Then, after the beatings, removing the clothing to make sure there were no marks.

“And then other sexual activity.”

The beatings stopped when James moved to high School.

But a more sinister form of abuse began, he said.

Fort Augustus School

James said he was sent to the former Fort Augustus Abbey Roman Catholic boarding school

James said he was sent for a “holiday” to Fort Augustus school in the Highlands where BBC Scotland has uncovered evidence that widespread abuse took place.

He was also sent to Pluscarden Abbey. Both were run by the Benedictine order.

He said he was abused by monks there.

James said he was also abused when his football team were sent to English football clubs.

“I realise now I was trafficked,” he said.

“I didn’t realise that at the time.

“But there is a link between the abuse in the primary school – the Marist Brothers.

“A link to the Marist Brothers sending me to Fort Augustus and Pluscarden to the Benedictines and the Marist Brothers then sending me to the football clubs.”

He said: “My understanding was these clubs were more or less looking at us for potentially signing for the clubs.

“The type of player I was playing football with went on to be professional football players, to be professional football managers and professional coaches at the highest level in the Scottish Football Association.”

Internal investigation

Manchester United said: “We have no knowledge or records of any allegations of this nature.

“However, If we are provided with further details and they allege involvement of anyone connected with the club, we will of course investigate further and involve all appropriate authorities.”

The Marist Brothers no longer run schools in Scotland but they maintain a house in Glasgow.

In a statement the order’s lawyers said it took all allegations against it seriously, and referred them to police and an internal investigation.

It said: “The allegations in question were investigated by the police, and the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service confirmed our clients have done all that is possible regarding the allegations made.”

“James wants the public to know about the scandal of the historic trafficking of children round the UK.

“He wants more survivors of sexual abuse to come forward so that the perpetrators of this abuse and the institutions that protected them are held to account and we will continue to support him as he campaigns to achieve this.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-41926783

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Father Gildas is responsible for the laundry and is also the cook. He first came to Caldey in 1983.

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Bethan, who was once a resident and pupil at the closed school house, works in the cafe. She lives on the mainland but travels to work by boat each day during the summer.

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Father Jan from Holland trained as a calligrapher and stone carver which he still practices in the Abbey workshop.

https://web.archive.org/web/20160505153150if_/http://static.afinebeginning.com/content/uploads/2015/07/6.jpg

John has lived on the island with his wife Veronica for 40 years and is the commerce manager. He is also the point of contact for Trinity House regarding the island lighthouse which was build in 1829 and was powered by gas until 1997.

https://web.archive.org/web/20160505171832if_/http://static.afinebeginning.com/content/uploads/2015/07/7.jpg

Brother Titus, who is the guest master, holds discussions with his guests in the monastic library

https://web.archive.org/web/20160505153938if_/http://static.afinebeginning.com/content/uploads/2015/07/8.jpg

Brother Luca is the accountant and gardener.

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Rita is a resident of Caldey for over 35 years and lives alone in a bungalow just outside the village. Although long retired she still oversees the management of the water supply and is the organist.

http://www.afinebeginning.com/caldey/


 



Another Fort Augustus paedophile:

Priest, Father Paul Moore ,  convicted 20 years after first confessing

14 March 2018

Moore

Moore was sent to Fort Augustus after allegedly admitting child abuse to the bishop

An 82-year-old Catholic priest who confessed to his bishop more than 20 years ago that he had abused young boys has finally been convicted.

Father Paul Moore has been found guilty of sexually abusing three children and a student priest in crimes spanning more than 20 years.

One of his victims was just five years old.

A BBC Scotland investigation reported five years ago that Moore had admitted in 1996 that he had abused more than one boy years earlier, and it was initially covered up by the bishop.

The then Bishop of Galloway, Maurice Taylor, did not contact the authorities about the priest’s confession until eight months later. Instead, he sent him to a treatment centre in Toronto.

Bishop Taylor removed the priest from his parish in Prestwick, Ayrshire, and later sent him to Fort Augustus Abbey in the Highlands, which was run by Benedictine monks.

The attached school was by this time closed, but the abbey remained open. That is where Moore joined monk Richard White – who was also a self-confessed paedophile, later jailed for five years for child abuse.

The 2013 BBC documentary Sins of Our Fathers told how Moore was still living in a house which was purchased by the church.

Bishop Taylor said Moore had told him about actions that “occurred years previously”, and that the priest was removed from the pastoral ministry after the admission.

The bishop said: “The initial advice I was given was that since no allegations had been made against Moore but that he had made personal admission to me, I didn’t need to inform the authorities.”

The bishop said he arranged a meeting with the procurator fiscal in Kilmarnock in November 1996.

He said: “The Crown Office informed us in 1999 that they had decided not to proceed with any action but the case remained open.”

It was only when the victims came forward after the BBC documentary that the criminal case was brought.

In 2013, the BBC revealed claims by a former altar boy that he had been abused by Moore.

Two years later, Paul Smyth waived his anonymity to speak to a follow-up investigation.

He said: “I just want people to know the truth, I’m not running away any more.”

Mr Smyth told the BBC how he’d been sexually assaulted on Irvine beach when he was 11.

He eventually told the police what happened in 1997, the year after Moore apparently admitted the abuse to Bishop Taylor.

In 2013, the BBC revealed claims by a former altar boy that he had been abused by Moore.

Two years later, Paul Smyth waived his anonymity to speak to a follow-up investigation.

He said: “I just want people to know the truth, I’m not running away any more.”

Mr Smyth told the BBC how he’d been sexually assaulted on Irvine beach when he was 11.

He eventually told the police what happened in 1997, the year after Moore apparently admitted the abuse to Bishop Taylor.

Also in the 2015 follow-up, the BBC revealed a second man, another former altar server and now in his late 40s, was abused by Moore for several years as a teenager in Ayrshire.

The investigation obtained a copy of a £10,000 cheque given to the man by Moore in 2009.

Moore denied the cheque was “hush money” and says it was meant as a loan.

Moore being shown the cheque by Mark Daly

Moore being shown the cheque by Mark Daly

When confronted, Moore denied that he had confessed any child abuse to Bishop Taylor.

He accepted he was aware the man had made allegations against him, and was asked if he accepted that a payment to an alleged victim may look like “hush money”.

He responded: “Sure, it looks now, I realise that now in these times but it’s not that, it wasn’t hush money.

“In the Bible it says lend without hope of getting things back… as far as I’m concerned he can keep it.”

Asked if the two men were lying about the abuse claims, Moore said: “No, they’re not lying. They think that’s what it is. But it’s not.”

Some of the abuse was alleged to have taken place at St Mark’s Primary School in Irvine

The court case also heard from another man, now in his 40s, who told how Moore sexually assaulted him at St Mark’s primary school in Irvine in 1976.

Nowadays that crime would have been classed as rape.

Another man told of an occasion when he was abused at Irvine’s Magnum Centre when he was still a child.

Moore was ordained in 1960 and served in six different parishes in the south west of Scotland before retirement.

In 1995, he abused a student priest and around the same time he was found to have repeatedly stared at the bodies of young boys in Prestwick swimming pool.

Soon after this he made his confession to the bishop.

Bishop Taylor

Bishop Taylor was told of the abuse in 1996

Bishop Taylor, who is now 92, appeared in court and said Moore had admitted to him in 1996 that he had a desire to abuse minors and he knew it was wrong.

He spoke of abusing boys while they slept and others at a swimming pool.

The bishop was shown personnel records he had taken in 1996 when Moore asked to see him.

He told the bishop he had sexual involvement with two males who had been underage at the time.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-43398633

 


BRIAN PATRICK HAWKINS

Hawkins was born on 30th January 1941 in Camberwell.  He was educated at Douai before then moving on to monastaries at Prinknash, Worth and Caldey.  In 1967 he became the warden at the Camberwell Hostel until his death in 1970.  The Abbot of Douai wrote an obituary, in which he said:

His dynamic character, nourished by a living Christian faith, led him naturally to adopt an approach centred on love rather than rigorous discipline.  His approach was in no way sentimental; physically tall and ungainly, he was a man of great strength and courage; he seemed to fill any room with his presence.  His approach to his boys was to accept them as he found them and to give them the love that they had never known, as the proper basis for their future growth.

… [he] found that he could find God better in the challenging sphere of social work, while still maintaining strong monastic contacts and a real life of prayer.


ARREST

On 14th July 1970, Keith Geoffrey Thomas appeared at Camberwell magistrates court charged with the murder of Hawkins.

Thomas was 23 and the deputy warden of the same hostel.  He was born in 1947 in Hereford and Worcester, which is the same area in which he died in 1995.


TRIAL

In July 1971 Thomas appeared at the Old Bailey on the charge of murder.  Little is known about the trial because most of the national and local newspapers didn’t cover it, so I have pieced together the scant information that I have managed to find.

When police arrived at the property, Thomas had told them of an incident that happened three or four years earlier when Hawkins had received numerous malicious telephone calls from a man who had threatened to kill him.  The motive behind the calls was because Hawkins had previously accused the man of inappropriate behaviour with boys and the man had subsequently been imprisoned for four years.

However, Mr E J P Cussen, who was prosecuting, said that the motive arose from a close relationship between Thomas and one of the boys named Brian.  Hawkins did not like the close relationship between 16-year old Brian and Thomas, who were sleeping in the same room.  However, when Hawkins was murdered, he apparently also had a boy sleeping in his room.

In court Thomas claimed he killed Hawkins in self-defence.  He claimed that he went to Hawkins’ room at around 2am to get car keys so he could drive someone home. He picked up an iron bar as he entered the flat and as Hawkins awoke, he suddenly grabbed Thomas and wouldn’t let go, so Thomas hit him.  He never intended to hurt him, let alone kill him.

I don’t know what the real truth is, but on 13th July 1971 there was a question asked in the Commons about the whole sordid affair:

Mr Stanbrook: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what steps he has taken, following disclosures made at a recent criminal trial concerning the St Christopher Fellowship hostel at De Crespigny Park, Camberwell, to tighten the system of control over children’s homes run by voluntary organisations;

(2) whether he will cause an inquiry to be made into the well-being of all children living in homes run by the St Christopher’s Fellowship with a view to  preventing a repetition elsewhere of the lack of control over children and unlawful activity by the staff found recently to exist at their De Crespigny Park boys’ hostel.

Sir K Joseph: I have considered reports on this tragic case and reviewed the existing system of control.  I do not think any further inquiry or modification of the law is called for.  The Fellowship of St Christopher itself closed this hostel in July, 1970, and has sold the premises.  I am not aware of any ground for concern about other establishments run by this Fellowship.

According to the catalogue entry for the file about the case, Thomas was convicted of murder.  However, it won’t surprise you to learn that the records on the case are under extended closure until 1st January 2060.

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https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/london-the-philanthropic-wolves-in-sheeps-clothing/


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Carlton Club Members – Westminster Paedophile Ring (Part 2)

Jonathan Aitken and Jonathan King in Commons

Jonathan King, Jonathan Aitken and  Ronnie Campbell MP (far left)  at the Inside Time prisoners survey publication, House of Commons, 21/6/2006

Music mogul Jonathan King denies sex assaults on boys

 4 May 2018

Former DJ and music producer Jonathan King has denied a series of sexual abuse offences against 12 teenage boys.

The 73-year-old, of Bayswater, west London, is accused of assaulting the boys, aged between 14 and 17, between 1970 and 1988.

Mr King, appearing at Southwark Crown Court under his birth name of Kenneth George King, pleaded not guilty to each of the 18 counts.

King is charged in relation to seven incidents of alleged buggery, and 11 incidents of alleged indecent assault.

He was released on bail to appear again on 11 June 2018.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-44007733

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HAMILTONS GET PALLY WITH KID PERV KING

Disgraced Tory and his wife form bizarre friendship with pop paedophile Jonathan King…

9 FEB 2013

The Hamiltons “are among the many people who have been kind enough to visit me during the three years I’ve spent in prison.”

Christine said: “We went to visit him once but I do not want to discuss what we talked about. Sorry.”

Her husband was forced to resign from John Major’s government in a cash-for-questions scandal.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/hamiltons-pally-kid-perv-king-1602994

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Paedophile Jonathan King is another who thinks that Ted Heath was asexual.

&

Jonathan King provoked outrage by claiming Jimmy Savile was not a ‘serial rapist’, despite hundreds of complaints of abuse by the disgraced presenter. 

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Jonathan King claims he has never met Matthew Kelly, but we know for a fact Savile did.

‘The Richard Whiteley Show’ TV Programme. – 1995

Jimmy Savile, Suzi Quatro, Donald Jones, Matthew Kelly, Brian Glover, Richard Whiteley and Margaret Jones

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Corin, Vanessa Redgrave with Healy, Caughey

 

Michael Crick‏ @MichaelLCrick

Former WRP activists write to Red Pepper magazine urging Vanessa Redgrave to reveal what she knew about sexual abuse of women and girls committed by former WRP leader Gerry Healy, whom Redgrave and her brother Corin strongly defended in the past

The Guardian 26 Jun 1985

Matthew Kelly tv comedian speaking at the launch of an appeal to help surcharged councillors. With him are Mr Ted Knight, leader of Lambeth council and actress Vanessa Redgrave and Frances de la tour

Lambeth Police Station Paedophile Sex Ring Dungeon Scandal

There were around 50 Children who had entered Lambeth Childrens’ Homes and never been seen again by their families.

The leader of Lambeth Council at the time was Ted Knight who was a close friend of Margaret Hodge  who was leader of nearby Islington Council. It is believed that Children were “traded” between Lambeth and Islington Councils.

https://cigpapers.blog/2013/04/02/lambeth-police-station-paedophile-sex-ring-dungeon-scandal/

 

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Kelly’s ‘grooming’ film The beast, of Bournemouth, Dorset, David Christie aka David Allen, was once given a £10,000 loan by Kelly, which the star later wrote off.

Matthew Kelly gave £10,000 to his close friend and convicted paedophile David Christie News of the World 25-11-01

 One of the men, David Christie, 57, who is British, was sacked from the charity after admitting an “improper sexual relationship” with one of the 300 or so children in his care. He has not been prosecuted and is now living in north London.
 British paedophile jailed in Ethiopia David Christie, from Bournemouth, changed his name to David Allen after adverse publicity about claims of abuse at the Jarrie Children’s Village, 220 miles north of the capital.

Matthew Kelly was arrested under Operation Arundel 7 BIG NAMES FACE CHILD SEX CHARGES Daily Star 17-01-03, p1

Matthew Kelly – Operation Arundel After consulting the Crown Prosecution Service the police decided to drop the case because there was “insufficient evidence” NOT cleared. (2003)

Boy George and Matthew Kelly

Kelly’s ‘grooming’ film

By MICHAEL LEA

ACCUSED TV host Matthew Kelly narrated a film about a children’s shelter that became a paedophile’s paradise, it was revealed yesterday. Kelly  being probed over claims he sexually abused a boy  did a voiceover for a promotional video about the Jari Village refuge in Ethiopia. The Stars In Their Eyes presenter told how carers helped young famine victims back on to their feet. But in reality the refuge became a “grooming” centre run by child sex monster David Christie, a pal of 52-year-old Kelly.

There is no suggestion that married Kelly, who is on police bail, visited Jari Village or knew it was a haven for paedophiles. But his role in promoting it is further evidence of his association with convicted paedophile Christie, 60 who in 1997 admitted having sex with a Jari child. An aid worker who campaigns for kids in Ethiopia told The Sun: “We were astonished when we learned Matthew Kelly had been arrested over sex abuse allegations.

Instantly, we remembered this promotional video he narrated for Jari Village. It concerned us as Jari became infamous as having been infiltrated by paedophiles. They knew they could get easy access to vulnerable youngsters by targeting aid organisations and charities.” Kelly calls the children “survivors” in the grainy 12-minute film. But many were really victims. The aid worker has sent a copy of the video to Surrey Police, who are investigating the allegation facing Kelly.

In the film kiddies are seen in every shot. At one point youngsters in red leotards perform acrobatics and juggling routines to promote “Circus Jari”  based on an idea by disgraced aid worker Marc Lachance.

He founded Circus Ethiopia, a globe-trotting troupe recruited from street children.In 1998, 15 performers sought asylum in Australia claiming they were sex abuse victims. And Oxford-born Lachance killed himself when they named him as a pervert.

Dad-of-two Kelly is thought to have befriended ex-minicab driver Christie in Sri Lanka, where the TV star has a holiday home. It is believed he narrated the film as a favour to his pal. Christie was convicted in Britain in 1965 after forcing a boy to perform a sex act. But in 1994, he became the Ethiopian representative of Jari’s founders, the Swiss charity Terre des hommes.

Taped … misspelled credit for Kelly’s narration

One of the teachers he recruited was Canadian Denys Benjamin hired a fortnight after he was arrested in Sri Lanka for acts of gross indecency.
Within weeks, Benjamin was found in bed with a Jari orphan. Christie was fired in 1997. He is currently in an Ethiopian jail facing charges of trafficking kids and abuse.

The beast, of Bournemouth, Dorset, was once given a 10,000 loan by Kelly, which the star later wrote off. Kelly must return to a police station on March 12. He has not been charged.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage…#ixzz2KnWPGgqN



However, Cold Blood reworks this familiar Silence of the Lambs theme uncommonly well. Much of the credit can go to Matthew Kelly’s portrayal of the fastidious, weirdly personable killer. Some of the exchanges between his character, Brian Wicklow, and the detectives in the interview room are beautifully turned as Wicklow tries to gain the upper hand over his inquisitors.

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Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Matthew Kelly a friend of Rolf Harris ? Daily Star 17-01-03

The Stars In Their Eyes presenter, Matthew Kelly, was arrested and bailed by Surrey Police  over allegations of sexual abuse on boys under the age of 16 during the 1970s.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1419345/Police-raid-Kellys-Sri-Lankan-holiday-home.html

justme‏ @zante03

was a friend /acquaintance of Jonathan King too, no?

Officers in Sri Lanka raided a holiday home that Matthew Kelly  rents in Colombo and took away a computer and videos.

As part of the same inquiry, police detained Tam Paton, former manager of the 1970s pop group Bay City Rollers, and Steve Jolley, a music tycoon. They are expected to answer bail on March 12.

The allegations against Kelly arose from Operation Arundel, which centred on the involvement of Jonathan King, the pop mogul, with a 1970s disco called The Hop, in Walton-on-Thames.

King was jailed for seven years in 2001 for offences against boys.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1423028/Matthew-Kelly-in-the-clear-over-child-sex.html

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Among the celebrities paying tribute to Rolf Harris in the book are Kate Bush, Joanna Lumley, Matthew Kelly and Cliff Richard.

 

Jonathan King’s friend Clem Cattini Worked with Rolf Harris and Cliff Richard

Cattini has played on  Rolf Harris‘s “Two Little Boys”,

and toured with Cliff Richard,

 https://youtu.be/dMgROD_4AYc

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Polly put the kettle on: Didn’t Jonathan King’s friend Clem Cattini work with Clive Dunn?

#GinGoblin

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

Wasn’t it a ‘Polly Dunn’ who located your home details? Wonder if related to Clive Dunn who had a place in Algarve?

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

You mean the man who posed nude for his autobiography and was friend of J King’s mate?

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

Who posed nude, Clive Dunn???

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

The political world is round. Go round far enough to the left and you meet those who set off to the right. On. The dark side….

Clive Dunn OBE

Permission to speak, Sir?

a staunch socialist who was a former member of the British Union of Fascists, a middle-aged father who was Britain’s best-loved grandad, and an ex-public schoolboy with a penchant for walking round naked apart from his socks.

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Received this DM from Anna Raccoon about the Gin Goblin which I publish with her permission. Looks very much like Barbara hewson is lying!


Ronnie Kray’s letter of praise for Cliff Richard

He writes from Brixton prison to biographer John Pearson: “I had a verry nice letter from Cliff Ritchards. It was marvoulas of him.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/ronnie-kray-s-letter-of-praise-for-cliff-richard-6527292.html

HRH Crafty Muvva‏ @craftymuvva

Ronnie Kray killed a “rent boy”

https://youtu.be/Y9RVpxLFW7A

Gangster Ronnie Kray and top politician Lord Boothby in 1963.

Lord Boothby was close to all the top people from Churchill to Tom Driberg

“The Krays had property at Bildeston where they were involved with local youth clubs and giving children donkey rides etc.”

Record producer Joe Meek

“Joe (Meek) signed Tom (Jones) when he arrived in London, but he tried kissing him behind the studio screens and that was that,”

Jimmy Savile on Top of the Pops with Alan Freeman (right)

Apparently Kray had access to many London care homes and would have boys delivered to parties at DJ Alan ” fluff” Freeman’s large flat over a music shop in East London.

Man tells of agony at the hands of BBC paedo ring involving DJ Alan Freeman and evil pal Jimmy Savile

The traumatised victim claims he was just 11 when German film actor Victor Beaumont lured him to his plush London flat where the BBC stars raped him

“There they would meet with show biz types and DJs including Jimmy Savile, JOE MEEK and on occasion Beatles manager Brian Epstein.”

According to this source – Archives – the Krays ran a paedophile ring.http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/features/hard_men_with_a_soft_spot_for_suffolk_1_188508

2 November 2012

Jimmy Savile, Edward Heath and the Kray twins

A 1977 prison report said: ‘Ronald Kray remains an active and predatory homosexual, and cares little who knows it.’ Another report describes how Kray was found in bed with another inmate.

Reportedly, prison officers usually turned a blind eye to Kray’s affairs. Reggie Kray’s twin brother was Ronnie Kray, who was also a gangster and lover of boys.

The twins had huge property interests in East Anglia. Kray had access to many London care homes and would have boys delivered to parties at DJ Alan ” fluff” Freeman’s large flat over a music shop in East London. There they would meet with show biz types and DJs including Jimmy Saville, Joe Meeks and on occasion Beatles manager Brian Epstein. The eastern crime squad knew about the Kray gangsters and the sex parties known as ” Pink ballets ” with young lads but let them continue

At these parties , young boys , specially brought over from several childrens homes would be plied with drugs and alcohol.

However these parties were forced to come to an end when Police chiefs got wind that the MP & Ex Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe was attending them along with several other prominent MP’s…

At a big London railway station in the spring of 1970, a plastic carrier bag was found in the regular search for bombs before the station closed for the night.  “The contents were an odd assortment of letters and photos, which seemed to have been taken at a kinky party attended by some well-known figures in entertainment.
“One in particular showed a pop singer who masquerades under a Christian persona; dressed in women’s underwear he was pictured with young boys. (I will leave it to you, just who that famous pop singer could have been !)
“The bag was duly taken to the station office and, as a senior rail worker wrote out a report for the lost property office, two MI5 men and a special branch officer arrived and demanded the photos.”  Like the Dickens report and other evidence of VIP child abuse it has been buried.
Boothby was a promiscuous bisexual, in a time when male homosexual activity was a criminal offence. While an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, Boothby earned the nickname “the Palladium”, because “he was twice nightly”. He later spoke about the role of a speculated homosexual relationship in the drowning of his friend Michael Llewelyn Davies (one of the models for Peter Pan) and fellow Oxonian Rupert Buxton. He did not start to have physical relationships with women until the age of 25.      From 1954 Boothby  campaigned publicly for homosexual law reform.

Lord Boothby, who incidentally was  very close to Winston Churchill, liked masochistic sex with rent boys and would often be known to use the Krays for the procurement of young boys
It all started in  1963 when Boothby began an illicit affair with East End cat burglar Leslie Holt (d. 1979). Holt was  a younger man Boothby met at a gambling club. Holt introduced him to the gangster Ronald Kray, the younger Kray twin, Ronald supplied Boothby with teenage boys and arranged orgies in Cedra Court.  The boys were told to behave or else. And they certainly knew what else meant !
The Krays also came into the public eye when an exposé in the tabloid newspaper Sunday Mirror  began to expose a sexual relationship between a  gangster    and a UK Conservative Party politician.   Although names had not been published the Kray twins threatened the journalists involved in the story, whilst  Boothby threatened to sue. The newspaper backed down under pressure, sacked its editor, printed an apology and paid Boothby £40,000 in an out-of-court settlement. As a result, other newspapers were unwilling to uncover the Krays’ connections, criminal and sexual activities. Consequently young boys continued to be supplied from children’s homes to be sexually exploited  for the gratification  of  gangsters and corrupt politicians.  All this wilt the  blessing of the Police and Parliament.  Decades later nothing changed.

Ronnie once said to a boy: “You will go home with Lord Boothby. You will do exactly what Lord Boothby wants. Or I will hurt you”
Kray biographer, John Pearson, writing in the Independent on Sunday, also claims that the Peer and the MP engaged in gay sex orgies with children and that Boothby had a fondness for boys defacating on him, and the Krays had a compromising photograph of Boothby and his memiors.
Similarly, when Tom Driberg, a Labour MP and KGB agent who wore fishnet stockings, got involved with the Krays, telling them ‘about the houses of rich friends they could burgle,’ again the government suppressed any inquiry, as they didn’t want to have to cope with the damaging revelations.
The media were further intimidated and silenced when Boothby and Driberg used the Krays ‘to turn anyone over who had crossed them’. The Police protected the Krays and children  continued to be supplied  and abused.
On notepaper carrying his address in Eaton Square, Belgravia, Lord Boothby wrote to Kray on June 6, 1963: ”Thank you for your postcard. I very nearly went to Jersey myself, as I have never been there, and hear from so many people that it is quite delightful.”

http://google-law.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/jummy-savile-edward-heath-and-kray-twins.html

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Kitty was allegedly taken to Goodmayes Hospital after visiting Lord Boothby, this allegation needs to be investigated.

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

watch from 46:20, names of VIP’s censored out of Krays, historic police report, as they are still alive?

Andrew James‏ @badbrainA

Right so we have Thorpe and one other unnamed at the ‘Pink Ballets’

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Jeremy Thorpe was still alive when that documentary was broadcasted. And that I named him whilst alive as a paedophile.

Jonathan King and Joe Meek

Jonathan King & Margaret Thatcher (1990)

 

Pop mogul Jonathan King, 72, is charged with 18 sex offences from the 1970s and 80s

  • King famed for songs like Everyone’s Gone to the Moon and Hooked on a Feeling
  • He appeared many times on television including shows like Entertainment USA
  • King was bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday
May 25 2017

 

Pop mogul and record producer Jonathan King was today charged with 18 historical sex offences against nine alleged victims.

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

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

Surrey Police announced he was charged with offences which allegedly took place between 1970 and 1986.

King, aged 72 years, was bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 26, to answer the charges which were uncovered as part of ‘Operation Ravine’.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: ‘Operation Ravine was established in early 2015 following a review by Merseyside Police into the Surrey Police investigation entitled Operation Arundel which launched in 2000.

‘The independent review was commissioned in January 2014 to ensure all lines of inquiry had been identified.

‘A number of actions have subsequently been progressed under Operation Ravine leading to new allegations of sexual offences being identified.’

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

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo
Interesting reading in the light of today’s news in more ways than one!
September 10, 2015

Jonathan-King-007

Jonathan King has been desperately attempting to suggest that he has been the victim of false allegations similar to those that have been circulating in the press recently even going as far as coming to Edward Heath’s defence as a character witness in The Spectator (Yeh, right!). This Sunday he wrote:

We see these pathetic stories crumbling, started by mentally unstable characters in a fantasy world wanting attention, sympathy, believing their own stories (reminds me of the man who started my witch hunt, who, it transpires, made money as a teenager telling people his mother was dying of cancer and forcing her to call the donors to deny the tale and apologise)

– carried by media sources desperate for “great stories” (like the wonderful Exaro) – picked up by millions as a “great story” – forcing under funded police forces to spend millions on investigating stupid tales that, a few years ago, would have been dropped in seconds – stirred up by media howls (“Savile WAS a pervert – ignored for years”) expanding unproveable stories and encouraging further mad tales by unhinged “victims”.

King of Shits

It only serves to highlight the dangers of false allegations in the media when they can be used by a man like King to muddy the waters but it seems that he’s not fooling the police – and he certainly doesn’t fool me.

It has been plausibly suggested (though unconfirmed) that the other men arrested with Jonathan King are Deniz Corday (86) who started the Walton Hop Teen disco in 1958 and former Hop DJ Robert Randall (77)

The former music industry figure Jonathan King has been arrested on suspicion of historical child sex offences, the BBC understands.

Mr King, 70, was arrested at his home in Bayswater, west London, by Surrey Police officers on Wednesday morning.

Two other men, aged 77 and 86, both from Walton-on-Thames, were also arrested and are being questioned.

The arrests were made in connection with allegations linked to the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Thames.

An ongoing investigation, titled Operation Ravine, is looking into allegations of sexual offences against children connected with the disco in the 1970s and 1980s.

Surrey Police said specialist police officers were searching the men’s properties.

BBC News

 

……………

In the UK, a TV star called Jonathan King ran a child abuse ring for top people.

link

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Wonder if Jonathan King knows who the former manager of several top bands that has money in a boy brothel in Thailand ?

Who where Jonathan King’s band manager friends besides Simon Cowell ?


THE SICKENING SHOWBIZ WEB OF SEX FIENDS.

KING was just one of an underground network of showbiz paedophiles involved in sex abuse and child porn.

The evil DJs, songwriters, rock stars and boy band managers hid their twisted sex lives for years.

Some of those who shared King’s sordid lust have been nailed. But others are still getting away with it.

King, 56, was brought to book following a lengthy police probe into a tip that British perverts were operating in the Czech capital Prague.

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning, 59, a friend of King’s since the 70s, was jailed for four and a half years by a court in Prague last year on ten charges of sexually abusing young boys.

King’s name was mentioned by one of his victims. Denning was in the original Radio 1 line up in l967 and worked with King as a record producer.

Denning, of Bracknell, Berks, has convictions in Britain dating back 30 years for sex assault, gross indecency and child porn.

During visits to Prague seeking victims Denning befriended Britain’s most wanted paedophile Warwick Spinks.

Spinks, 35, was jailed for seven years in 1995 after drugging a 14-year-old boy and selling him to a gay brothel in Amsterdam. He served 30 months then fled the country while on parole.

Another ex-pal of King, songwriter and record producer Steven Jolley, was jailed for 18 months last month for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

Millionaire Jolley, who wrote and produced 1980s chart hits for Spandau Ballet, Bananarama, Diana Ross and Kim Wilde, was arrested at his mansion near Brentwood, Essex.

The raid was part of a probe into paedophile package tours to Prague organised by vile Spinks in which boys as young as ten were abused.

Jolley, 50, kept a collection of child abuse videos he had shot himself.

Sick photos and images of children are regularly exchanged among perverts, using encrypted internet websites.

That was the downfall of another former friend of Jonathan King last year. Rocker Gary Glitter, 57, was jailed for four months for having 4,000 child porn pictures on his computer.

King and Chris Denning helped Glitter launch his career. They also helped launch 70s band the Bay City Rollers.

King produced the group’s first hit Keep on Dancing in 1971 and became pals with their former manager Tam Paton and drummer Derek Longmuir.

Paton, 61, was jailed for three years in 1982 for sex with underage boys.

Longmuir, 49, was convicted last year of having indecent photos, videos and computer discs of young boys and given 300 hours’ community service.

Scotland Yard’s Paedophile Unit is trying to build cases against other celebrity cronies of King.

One is a well-known former Top of the Pops DJ who visits India in search of vulnerable youngsters.

Another is a wealthy former manager of several top bands. He has money in a boy brothel in Thailand.

CAPTION(S):

PC PORN: Gary Glitter; FILMS: Derek Longmuir; ABUSE: Tam Paton; VILE DJ: Chris Denning; VIDEOS: Steven Jolley; TRIPS: Warwick Spinks

The People (London, England) > November 25, 2001

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/THE+SICKENING+SHOWBIZ+WEB+OF+SEX+FIENDS.-a080278073

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Paul Gadd aka Gary Gliter PIE member

Sir Paul Beresford reference to Paul Gadd aka Gary Gliter being a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange


Cliff Richard & the Pattaya Orphanage in Thailand

 

In 1997 Prime Minister Tony Blair lauded him (Jonathan King) for his “important contribution to one of this country’s great success stories,” as the British Music Industry Trust deified him with a lifetime achievement award.

http://www.nypress.com/jonathan-king-queen-of-pop/

Jonathan King and Stephen Fry (who thinks paedophilia is funny) – friends

Jonathan Ross, whose first job was as King’s junior researcher; Dave Gilmour, of Pink Floyd, whose first band, Joker’s Wild, King produced at Cambridge; Peter Cook, who knew all the lyrics to King’s B-sides; Simon Cowell, who put up £50,000 of King’s £150,000 bail when he was arrested in 2000; Stephen Fry, with whom King had a raucous lunch at Le Gavroche just the other day.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/jonathan-king-my-books-an-online-hit-millions-click-on-my-videos-how-about-lifting-the-media-ban-on-6268884.html

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

KING RAN CHILD SEX RING FOR STARS

News of the World 25-11-01 2/3

700 Page Dossier – A Who’s Who of Perverts

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-the-earl-of-winchilsea-and-nottingham-1104944.html

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

^ One is a well-known former Top of the Pops DJ who visits India in search of vulnerable youngsters.

That was Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured outside a Sex Clinic in Mumbai in 1992.

Necrophiliac Savile visited a crematorium and the Towers of Silence where the dead are left to be devoured by vultures.

link

Music mogul Jonathan King to face trial over ‘sex crimes’

Former music producer Jonathan King has appeared in court accused of a string of sex attacks on teenage boys.

The ex-singer is accused of assaulting boys aged 14 to 16 between 1970 and 1986 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Mr King, 72, of Bayswater, west London, appeared at Southwark Crown Court for the hearing under his real name of Kenneth George King.

The Genesis producer was released on conditional bail until 22 January.

The allegations are linked to the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, and Mr King, who also produced songs for 10cc and the Bay City Rollers, must not contact any prosecution witnesses.

King’s trial date was set for 11 June 2018.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-surrey-40779028


 

Daniel Janner QC

Recently, convicted paedophile, Jonathan King spoke with the son , Daniel Janner, of alleged paedophile Greville Janner. King  tweeted that Janner’s name had been cleared –   information he should know is not true

 


Cleared? When CPS says multiple opportunities were missed to bring the bugger to justice!

Vicount Ian Kerr CGC‏ @IanKerr

Why would a QC want to talk to a pathetic nonce like King ?

 Birds of a feather…
P J‏ @Pamper48
Old friends?

 

 


 No news reports – just a court listing:

Kenneth George King and Southwark Crown Court

24 July 2017

Kenneth George King aka Jonathan King

Kenneth George King (71)
Hearing Date : Monday 24 July 2017
Court Location : Southwark Crown Court
Crime Type : Sexual Offences

3 Counts: Buggery
15 Counts: Indecent Assault

http://www.thelawpages.com/court-list-diary/case/138/kenneth-george-king-71-southwark-crown-court

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Am I putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5 or did Hewson rush to Hall’s defence because he was a member of Denby’s set?

Image result for barbara hewson and daniel janner
LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

Hadn’t realised Daniel Janner was involved in Oyston and Martin and cross-examiner in Kevin O’Dowd rape trial.

Position

Daniel specialises in criminal defence work. He is an experienced appellate advocate whose representative cases include: the Heysel Stadium Extraditions, Oyston and Martin rape trials, Preston corruption and serious fraud trials (operation angel), Briggs-Price Nottingham drugs case, London City Bond diversion fraud, O’Dowd rape trial French student murder trial, ‘Happy Slap’ murder, Aylesbury child sex abuse trial, Gouldbourne Cayman Islands murder, McGrath (Preston politician) money laundering, Cleere Prior missing body murder, Operation Erasure £20m VAT fraud, Coventry kiling by arson trial, Gillespie, Euro counterfeits medicines fraud, ‘Lord of fraud’ £6m boiler fraud. His other areas of practice include judicial review, disciplinary tribunals, civil actions against the police and direct access

School Lawyer – Daniel Janner QC

Daniel Janner is a lawyer who has developed a unique speciality relating to schools and criminal offences. He is a foremost expert on schools and the law. This area of his practice has developed from his experience as a governor of a prep school for 5 years and then Chairman of governors of a major public school. Daniel Janner QC is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme. This means that members of the public who seek specialist advice from a lawyer can come directly to him.

Read Daniel Janner’s Profile

http://www.schoolsqc.co.uk/

http://www.legal500.com/firms/9335/offices/9335/lawyers/8132

Lord Janner’s family to ‘undermine’ sex abuse inquiry strand into their father after being given formal role in investigation

“It gives me the chance to undermine the inquiry from within.” Daniel Janner QC

The family of Lord Janner yesterday vowed to ‘undermine from within’ the Government’s beleaguered child sex abuse inquiry after being given a formal role in the investigation.

The family were granted core participant status which gives them access to documents and to have lawyers attend the inquiry’s hearings.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/lordjanners-family-undermine-sex-abuse-inquiry-within-given/

Greville Janner: Connection between DPP and Lord’s QC son, Daniel Janner, raises questions over decision not to prosecute him over sex abuse allegations

CPS condemned decision to not prosecute Lord Janner as ‘wrong’

20 April 2015

A decision to not call Lord Janner to stand trial over child sex abuse allegations has been questioned after it emerged that his son, Daniel Janner,  worked in the same law chambers as a legal adviser to the director of public prosecutions.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/greville-janner-connection-between-dpp-and-lords-qc-son-raises-questions-over-decision-not-to-10190005.html

Daniel Janner applies to join the  Coningsby Club

17 Aug 1986

Past speakers have included Chancellor George Osborne, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, as well as ex-PM John Major.

The secretive club was founded in 1921. Rab Butler, who was president for many years, suggested the Conservative Party should look to the club to “provide a good part of our future political elite, if I may still venture to use such a word in the so-called Century of the Common Man”. After retiring from politics, Butler became Master of Trinity College.

The website for the exclusive dining society says that “nearly every nationally known Oxford and Cambridge Conservative politician went on to the Coningsby Club after OUCA or CUCA so you will be in good company”, but that membership was “by invitation only”.

https://thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2015/07/18/tory-cantabs-get-privileged-entry-exclusive-dining-club-55603

Ted Heath – member of the Coningsby Club

Lawson, Sir Nigel, Chairman, The Coningsby Club

Coningsby Club


Who lives close to the Walton Hop? 

Well (convicted paedophile Max Clifford) for one lives in Walton-Upon-Thames.”

And Cliff Richard lived about two miles down the road in Weybridge,

http://google-law.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-walton-hop-max-clifford-chris.html

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2014/05/chris-denning-pedophile-ring.html

Dec 2017 – Max Clifford dies -He left school at 15 with no qualifications, but, in 1962, joined the EMI press office, where he worked with artists including The Beatles.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/danniella-westbrook-sparks-outrage-claims-11674289

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Amazing that many who said there should be no investigation of dead paedos like Janner and Heath want Max Clifford’s appeal to continue …

What Max Clifford did...https://www.crimeline.info/uploads/cases/2014/maxclifford.pdf

Image result for david rose daily mail

David Rose‏ @DavidRoseUK

I don’t know you personally David, but have to say that I find it a bit hypocritical coming from a writer for The Mail that you criticise conditions in our prisons. The Mail is one of the loudest voices that drums up hatred and resentment from the public for those incarcerated.
Reverend Anderson Molenaar III‏ @RevAMol
Ah, the Mail papers. Where prison is like a holiday camp, unless someone they know ends up in there.
Wake Up To Muff‏ @WUTM
I would believe that but according to your paper it’s all PlayStations and saunas though. Why do you alter the narrative as it suits you?
AVENGER-52%‏ @REBELTROOP

and what were you doing visiting Clifford in prison?

Quote from David Rose: re: Operation Aldgate

In case after case, historical abuse inquiries into schools and care homes have sought such rings, although none has ever been proven to have existed.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/jun/12/childrensservices.childprotection1

St Williams School, Market Weighton

More than 200 men are suing the Catholic Church over alleged historical abuse at St William’s residential school in Market Weighton

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-38394582

more here: link

What does Prince Charles have in common with Jonathan King? 

Both were very good friends with serial paedophile and necrophiliac, Jimmy Savile

Truthseeker1‏@thewakeupcall09

Jonathan King with Jimmy Savile and King’s brother Andy and two patients at Stoke Mandeville spinal hospital in January 1986.

King’s longtime chum Jimmy Savile, the barmy-looking blond who hosted the essential British tv music show Top of the Pops for what seemed forever, probably came closer to the true essence of the man when he once remarked, “He’s a sabra. A sabra is an Israeli fruit that’s prickly on the outside and all soft and lovely inside. That’s Jonathan King.”

http://www.nypress.com/jonathan-king-queen-of-pop/

Jailed Jonathan King claims he has Prince Charles’ support after ‘stock reply’ from aide

PERVERT Jonathan King has infuriated Prince Charles by conning his staff into writing to him in jail.

The Prince has ordered an inquiry into how his office sent a letter to the disgraced former music mogul and TV presenter which King is now attempting to use as bizarre ammunition in his campaign to have his child sex conviction overturned.

Jailed King is showing off the letter, complete with its royal crest, to fellow inmates and claiming he has the support of the highest quarters of the land.

Last night, a royal source said it was the SECOND time the sex offender has tried to fool Prince Charles’ staff into supporting him and insisted he should never have received a reply.

A royal aide said: “Prince Charles is very upset that he could be used like this, especially when it was known this person King had tried it before.

“It’s horrifying to think that this evil man is waving Prince Charles’ royal notepaper around the jail claiming he has royal backing for his cause.”

The one-time pop singer, 58, serving seven years for offences against schoolboys lured by his celebrity status, wrote to the Prince from Maidstone Prison, in Kent.

On an Internet website he runs from prison, he boasted: “Re: Letter to Prince Charles, I have received a very nice and supportive letter from Prince Charles in response to this post, which must remain personal as you can understand but which was much appreciated. JK.”

In his letter, King refers to former valet George Smith, who claimed to have been raped by a member of Prince Charles’s staff, and warns Charles: “Three or four false allegations of rape…you could be ruined and the monarchy destroyed.

“It will never happen, hopefully, because the police would be on your side but, when they are not, when the quest for raised conviction rates overwhelms the desire for justice, men and women are wrongfully convicted.”

King has never shown regret for his crimes and failed to mention in his letter that he was being targeted by inmates sickened because he is a “nonce”, notorious prison slang for paedophile.

Many jailed paedophiles in King’s position apply for solitary confinement in order to escape attacks from disgusted fellow inmates.

The governor at Maidstone Prison has ordered his own inquiry into King’s use of the Internet after a crisis meeting.

Last night, a St James’ Palace source said: “The Prince of Wales’s office received a letter from Jonathan King and he, in turn, was sent a standard two-line reply acknowledging receipt of the correspondence.

“It basically contained the message: ‘Thank you very much for writing, yours sincerely.’ He didn’t get a letter from the Prince himself and the Prince was not even aware of the letter being sent.“

King is now trying to use this acknowledgement of correspondence to claim he has Prince Charles’ support, which is simply ludicrous.”

King has taken his fight against sex abuse convictions to Strasbourg and the European Court of Human Rights.

He was found guilty in September 2001 of four indecent assaults against boys aged 14 to 15 in the 1980s.

King, the self-styled King of Hits, has always maintained his innocence and complained about the justice system.

In January, he failed in a bid to have his conviction overturned at the Court of Appeal in London. He has also asked the Criminal Cases Review Commission to examine his case.

King had his first hit with Everyone’s Gone To The Moon in 1965 and was involved with discovering new talent for Decca Records in the 1960s. He also produced records for Genesis, played a big role in promoting supergroup 10cc and is credited with a similar function for the Bay City Rollers.

He was fronting the TV show Entertainment USA and running his UK Records label at the time of his offences.

At his trial, the Old Bailey heard how the he lured the boys to his fashionable mews home at Queensborough Studios in Bayswater, central London, and showed them pornography before assaulting them.

A second trial based on allegations that he committed serious sexual offences against two boys in the seventies collapsed.

29 March, 2005

Clarence House also issued a statement dismissing King’s claims that Prince Charles sent him a letter of support.

A spokesman said King wrote to Charles several years ago and a reply was issued from the office, but not from the Prince.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/4390847.stm

Savile had his own flat at Duncroft School and girls from Duncroft were taken to Savile’s friend and fellow paedophile, Jonathan King’s haunt, the Walton Hop.

Young girls from Duncroft School were taken to the Walton Hop.

 

Jimmy Savile had his own flat at Duncroft.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/11570130/Jimmy-Savile-abused-at-least-22-pupils-at-Duncroft-School.html

 

Princesses Marina at Duncroft

Duncroft was visited by friends of the royal family, such as James Robertson Justice and the Queen’s cousin, Princess Alexandra, who was good friends with Jimmy Savile…and Rab Butler linked to PIE

Many of the 25 or so girls in its care at any one time came from comfortable backgrounds and included the daughters of ambassadors and BBC producers.

As a Home Office-approved school, funding came from Social Services.

Regular guests at their parties included the actor James Robertson Justice, who was one of Britain’s leading film stars in the 1940s and 1950s and reportedly a close friend of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Princesses Marina and Alexandra are said to have attended. Among the former Duncroft girls to have come forward, one has said she was put in the isolation unit for ‘two or three days’ after loudly protesting when Savile groped her in a caravan on the school grounds. ‘For years we tried to report him,’ another confided to me. ‘We even had a mass breakout to Staines police station.’

In Plain Sight, The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile

Disturbing: How Savile signed the Duncroft visitors’ book back in 1974

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227464/Jimmy-Savile-called–fell-love–I-wonder-legal-20-wives-Saviles-comment-scandal-school-visitors-book-sickening-clue-abuse.html

Princess  Alexander  was patron of NAMH and went to Duncroft under that role

Panorama and Newsnight reported that the home was often visited by numerous people, including Jimmy Savile, and that these visits seem to occur sporadically without any checks or questions being asked  How this could happen?

Girls were  taken, in groups, to recordings of programmes at the BBC television centre.

The Walton Hop was situated only five miles from Jimmy Savile’s haunt the infamous Duncroft Approved School.

Girls were also  allowed to attend the Walton Hop which was within walking distance and were sometimes provided with ‘escorts’

Walton Hop was  the hunting ground for convicted abusers such as Chris Denning, Jonathan King and Tom Paton – the latter of Bay City Rollers infamy.

 


Bay City Rollers Dropping like Flies after Inquiry urged to investigate Tom Paton

https://spidercatweb.blog/2018/08/05/baycityrollers-dropping-like-flies-after-inquiry-urged-to-investigate-tam-paton/

Sir Tim Rice was a character witness for Jonathan King

The royal family tried to censor police documents related to Duncroft.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2468836/Jimmy-Savile-Police-censored-2009-interview-removing-reference-Royal-Family.html

In his autobiography Savile wrote:Princess Alexandra is a patron of a hostel for girls in care (Duncroft). At this place I’m a cross between a term-time boyfriend and a fixer of special trips out.’

Princess Alexandra’s husband, Angus Ogilvy was the president of the National Association of Youth Clubs of which Savile was vice-president. Both were appointed by Sir Harold Haywood, who also happened to have been Prince Charles most trusted charity aide, responsible for the Prince’s Trust. 


Cassandra Cogno
Harold Haywood alterations on paedophile document

From 1974 to 1977 Haywood is noted for serving as General Secretary of the Educational Interchange Council, advising India, Australia, and Singapore on establishing youth clubs.

Less well known is Haywood’s Chairmanship of Albany Trust , where, along with his fellow Albany Trustees, members of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) (Keith Hose and Tom O’Carroll) and the Paedophile Action League (PAL).  Albany were intstrumental in producing a booklet entitled Paedophilia: Some Questions and Answers.

“The Albany Trust also proposed to publish a pamphlet about paedophiles which stated that they “represent no special threat to society”.

 


A Jimmy Savile sex scandal concealed during the 1997 General Election.

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Stephen Dorrell

The man who now leads the NHS Confederation failed to tell either Parliament or the public of a 1995 sex scandal at Broadmoor hospital, involving “a member of staff’ who – it can now be revealed – was Jimmy Savile.

Stephen Dorrell served as Health Secretary in Sir John Major’s government between 1995 and 1997 and did not disclose the scndal. The offences Savile committed after 1995 could have been prevented.

https://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster73/lob73-jimmy-savile.pdf

Dorrell was promoted to government after the 1987 General Election by the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as an Assistant Government Whip, and in 1988 became a Lord Commissioner to the Treasury ‘full whip’. He was appointed as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health in 1990 under the premiership of John Major.

…a Member of the Privy Council

Expenses investigation over “secret flat rent deal” with care home owners

In November 2012 Dorrell was reported to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) after arranging to sell his London flat to “friends” who owned a chain of nursing homes, subsequently renting it back at £1,400 a month, funded by the taxpayer.

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

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The Guardian, 15th March 1997

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There was evidence of a Broadmoor paedophile ring in 1986

The current Savile NHS inquiry is looking at allegations of sexual abuse at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital in Berkshire.

There were allegations of a ‘child pornography ring’ at Broadmoor in 1997, but a report by Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell found “no evidence whatsoever of a paedophile ring or child pornography ring in Broadmoor”. Broadmoor’s chief executive Alan Franey resigned shortly afterwards. (Independent 17/02/97 + Independent 04/06/97)

But it seems there had also been allegations of a paedophile ring involving Broadmoor staff in 1986.

“Detectives believe they have broken a nationwide network making and distributing child porn videos. Films featuring girls as young as three and six have been seized in raids on 30 homes across the country. And a key figure in the network has been identified by CID – a middle-aged former Broadmoor nurse.”

His description was circulated to forces investigating the murder or disappearance of 15 children.

The article goes on to say that police were checking the former nurse’s work records to see whether he had “been on duty at the relevant times”.

This indicates that police knew the abuse was filmed at Broadmoor. Police searched his home and found “video equipment, sex films, and distribution records”. “The nurse appeared in some of the films”.

Two of the young victims, aged three and six, had been identified and lived in Camberley, which is just a mile or two from Broadmoor Hospital.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/there-was-evidence-of-a-broadmoor-paedophile-ring-in-1986/

2012

Politicians have pledged to hold the NHS to account over Savile’s alleged activities in hospitals.

Stephen Dorrell, chair of the health select committee told the BBC he had written to the Secretary of State to ask him to “clarify exactly what the NHS is doing to establish what happened, why it happened, and what lessons can be learned for the future.”.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/28/jimmy-savile-gary-glitter-cottage_n_2034754.html

Stephen Dorrell, the veteran Conservative MP, has been accused of a conflict of interest after taking a job as an adviser with a private firm targeting a £1billion NHS contract.

The MP for Charnwood, a cabinet minister in John Major’s government, announced last week that he would be stepping down at the General Election as he had accepted a job as a health policy consultant with accountancy firm KPMG, which he said would be “incompatible” with his role as an MP.

However, it is claimed that he is starting his new three-days-a-week job on Monday, meaning that he will be in both positions for six months.

KPMG are considering bidding for a £1 billion deal to manage the patient’s medical records.

Mr Dorrell, who quit his post as chairman of the House of Commons Health Select Committee in June, faced calls to resign from one of the posts.

“This case demonstrates everything that is rotten about our -political system.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11264425/Stephen-Dorrell-MP-faces-calls-to-resign-over-conflict-of-interest.html

………

Anna Raccoon/Duncroft School/NHS/Jeremy Corbyn…

 

2014

Susanne Cameron Blackie/Susanne Nundy/Anna Raccoon is a damn blasted liar and a cover upper of institutional child abuse


Anna Racoon is known to protect paedophiles please read this from the PJC Journal wriiten April 2011

“I would call this a set-up simply because Susanne Nundy has a history. Wherever there is a story of abuse by officials, especially when it relates to children or paedophilia, up pops a swathe of names including Anna Raccoon, Susanne Nundy or under her maiden name Susanne Cameron-Blackie , all ready to ‘assist’, yet strangely the outcome is never the one that those originally abused, or their campaigners envisaged. More often than not they are ripped apart, labelled as nutters and thrown to the pack in the manner we saw with her post about Andrew Withers yesterday. Its almost as if she is a professional Trojan Horse.

http://www.thelastditch.org/2012/10/anna-raccoons-story-continues.html


08 May 2017

Susanne Cameron-Blackie, 68, from Riverside in Reedham, is running as an independent candidate for the Islington North constituency in London.

Mrs Cameron-Blackie moved to Reedham two years ago.

Mrs Cameron-Blackie was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer – leiomyosarcoma – six years ago and was given two months to live two years ago.

She decided to stand two weeks ago after discovering the NHS Litigation Authority annual report for April 2015-16 online.

Mrs Cameron-Blackie raised the £500 election deposit in 24 hours through an online Crowdfunding page,


A second & completely different story about why this silly woman is standing against Mr Corbyn rather than the Tories who have been in charge of the NHS for 7 years. The first makes it clear it was after she was given the wrong medication last month. This second story says it was after she read a 2015 report. Is this fake news, or as some called Media Malpractice?

 

http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/terminally-ill-norfolk-woman-campaigns-on-nhs-by-standing-against-labour-leader-jeremy-corbyn-in-general-election-1-5006926

Anna Raccoon’s blog

https://web.archive.org/web/20161227133001/http://annaraccoon.co.uk/

The back story

Jeremy Corbyn/Islington/revelations/timing

Susanne will be challenging Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in next month’s General Election

Anna Raccoon  standing for election – supporting NHS

Then – rabbit away etc go in to undermine her by claiming she (Anna Raccoon) sued the NHS.

Anna Raccoon claims she sued her employer (not NHS) after being attacked and suffering PTSD.


Whichever way you cut it – all of that coterie are political animals – either paid or fanatical, which means that everything that has been done to destabilise claims by survivors is GOVERNMENT led/orchestrated.
Reasons?

Part financial – they don’t want to be forced to pay out.

Part covering up the high level abusers in their ranks.



Susanne Cameron-Blackie / Anna Raccoon’s political agent is

Andrew Hargreaves Rosthorn

it has been a highly successful day – the deposit raised, a superb and experienced agent found who is more than happy to act…

http://stopsuingthenhs.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/i-was-intending-to-write-scintillating.html

 Andrew Hargreaves Rosthorn

 

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Ah, so Barbara Hewson went running to Andrew Rosthorn, Raccoon’s election agent but also director of an Oyston company. We shouldn’t forget that Oyston was the financial backer behind Hewson’s uncle’s Pennine Radio …

It is interesting to note that this pro-Oyston article was penned by Andrew Rosthorn, a man who was director of an Oyston company. Interestingly, he was also election agent to Anna Raccoon, the woman who exposed Barbara Hewson.

Just a quick question: Why would Anna Raccoon, who stood against Corby in Islington, choose the Clitheroe Kid Andrew Rosthorn, a director of one of Oyston’s companies, as her election agent, a man who obviously knows Barbara Hewson very well?

https://annaraccoon.blog/2017/06/04/barbara-hewson-and-on-line-trolling/

Could it be she wanted to sidle up to Rosthorn?

AnnaStillHereRaccoon‏ @AnnaRaccoon2017

I doubt it somehow – Andrew has lots of other interests and little time, so can’t see the advantage – but maybe she was unaware of that.

She told me she thought it would be an opportunity to write an article for the Spectator on Corbyn’s election night. It made sense to me.

Andrew was only too happy to arrange it for her with the election authorities in Islington. She had to provide ID and photos.

raccoon:

There was no need for Andrew to be there, and it would have cost him a fortune to go down to London and pay for a hotel, she was already in London. By that time I was too sick to play any part in what should have been a ‘NHS campaign’- I hadn’t expected my health to deteriorate that fast, nobody had, but there you go – it did, so I was only too happy to agree to anybody pulling anything useful out of the situation that they could. Mentally I was trying to deal with the fact that I had gone from being a walking talking individual to one that was paralysed over a single weekend, at the same time as dealing with an extraordinary family situation, and with journalists emailing me because I was standing against Corbyn, and with this bizarre team of trolls convinced I was Old Holborn and with people who should have been my supporters also working in the background and creating a rift between me and Amanda, the one person I really trusted – and then the JK debacle all over the same period of a few days, whilst I was lying in hospital with people pumping drugs into me trying to kill this immense pain – did I flip? Too right I did. Anybody would have done. I, and Mr G, have coped by pulling up the drawbridge and only letting a very select few people over it. That is the way it will stay. I watch what is going on out of interest, but I am no longer part of it and never will be again. What is said on the internet just washes over me. Almost a shame really, because I can see how much effort Hewson in particular puts into sending out endless tweets, and sadly the steroids have affected my eyesight, so half the time I cannot be bothered to enlarge the screenshots to even see what she is saying!!!! I reserve my energy for e-mails etc from people who really matter like Blocked Dwarf, and and & other good solid friends, some of whom I have made quite recently like – not flakes.

Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo

Anna, the Gin Ggoblin says you provided her with my ID. Experience has shown her to be a liar. What do you say?

AnnaStillHereRaccoon @AnnaRaccoon2017

This is an absolute gold plated lie. I have never provided BH with your ID, nor have I ever had your ID, nor how to go about finding your ID


(Andrew Rosthorn mentioning Barbara Hewson in article

Jimmy Savile Haunting Manchester – Andrew Rosthorn

Jimmy Savile Haunting Manchester

Ms Hewson was pilloried in 2013 for writing: “Adults and law-enforcement agencies must stop fetishising victimhood. Instead, we should focus on arming today’s youngsters with the savoir-faire and social skills to avoid drifting into compromising situations, and prosecute modern crime. As for law reform, now regrettably necessary, my recommendations are: remove complainant anonymity; introduce a strict statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions and civil actions; and reduce the age of consent to thirteen.”

http://confidentials.com/manchester/jimmy-savile-haunting-manchester)

Camille Davis Russo‏ @CDavisRusso

BarbaraHewson doesn’t like victimology?

Wow. I thought her job was to run interference for child molesters cause she is of the fairer sex. To insult victims/defenders of kids. To take the heat, the outrage for peds. But then to play victim herself? Amazing.

From rabbitaway:

Rosthorn nicely sums up the composition of the audience 


Fireproof seemed appropriate when it transpired that the audience of ninety Anotherway Now groupies included rape victims and sex abuse survivors sitting shoulder to shoulder with the very barristers, solicitors and self-appointed investigators of moral panics who insist on challenging the accuracy of Meirion’s story.

http://rabbitaway.blogspot.com/2015/11/meirions-manchester-gig.html


Newsman in rumpus over Oyston probe

Andrew Hargreaves Rosthorn

Mr Rosthorn, who lives in a cottage at Tockhole

FREELANCE journalist Andrew Rosthorn is at the centre of a row between two national Sunday newspapers over his investigations into the Oyston scandal.

The Sunday Times alleged that witnesses in the recent trial had been “subjected to improper approaches” and detectives had interviewed at least two journalists over attempts “to pervert the course of justice.”

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/6204384.Newsman_in_rumpus_over_Oyston_probe/?ref=arc

Oyston’s tormentor gets jail warning

JAILED tycoon Owen Oyston is demanding full payment of legal costs from Michael Murrin, the Preston insurance agent and private detective who led a 15-year campaign against Oyston that ended last week when Murrin was found guilty of contempt of court.

Journalists David Graham, of Blackpool, and Andrew Rosthorn, of Darwen, both gave evidence to the judge who said he had “no hesitation” in believing them

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/6186655.Oyston_s_tormentor_gets_jail_warning/?ref=arc

 

Rosthorn is a director of a business that had Oyston-linked director James Garrett as director

Andrew Rosthorn – London Publications –  located at Blackpool stadium  – Rosthorn became a director as

James Douglas GARRETT resigned

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08956666/officers

Garrett is also part of  – O BY OYSTONS LIMITED

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07787368/officers

& Garrett – director of

House of Romahttps://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07834751/officers

co-director Samuel Oyston

Some discussion here about House of roma

http://www.fansonline.net/blackpool/mb/view.php?id=1723791

&

Zabaxe has used payments from Blackpool to finance some of Owen Oyston’s smaller operations. One of the most interesting payments was to Lamara Roma Limited, set up in September 2011. The sole shareholder was Lamara Hill, the then 18-year-old daughter of Steve Hill, whose company Northern Security supplies match-day staff to Bloomfield Road. The company was dissolved in January last year.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/roll-up-roll-up-for-blackpools-ridiculous-roller-coaster-ride-9644701.html

According to the latest data, this particular limited company is the workplace of 1 director: Samuel Oyston, who was chosen to lead the company in March 2016. The following limited company had been guided by Lamara Roma (age 24, from Blackpool) who ultimately gave up the position four years ago. As a follow-up a different director, namely James Douglas Garrett, age 54 from Blackpool quit one year ago.

http://www.bizdb.co.uk/company/house-of-roma-limited-07834751/

More of James Garrett businesses
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/ltlF8lGtrd-Sl13WNJ8Cimm6hi8/appointments

Andrew Rosthorn:

He wrote about the Owen Oyston affair

Andrew Rosthorn is a veteran news reporter based in Lancashire. After reporting The Irish troubles in the early seventies for the Daily Mail, he worked on hard news for the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. He has conducted radio and television investigations into the fate of Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess, CIA sabotage of Leyland exports to Cuba, corruption in ammunition supply at the Ministry of Defence, breaking UN sanctions in Serbia for Marks and Spencer, the Owen Oyston Affair and Royal Navy espionage in Japan.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/andrew-rosthorn


Asil Nadir: another victim of the arms-to-Iraq

by Andrew Rosthorn

https://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster66/lob66-asil-nadir-conspiracy.pdf


Rosthorn wrote about Cyril Smith and paedophiles at the Home Office

How Cyril Smith Outwitted Barbara Castle in the Strange Case of the Paedophiles at the Home Office

Written By: Andrew Rosthorn
Published: July 24, 2014

http://www.tribunemagazine.org/2014/07/how-cyril-smith-outwitted-barbara-castle-in-the-strange-case-of-the-paedophiles-at-the-home-office/

2015

THE PAEDOFILE: TRIBUNE UNEARTHS MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SPOOK WHO SUPPLIED NAMES FOR DICKENS DOSSIER.

St John-Stevas, Cyril Smith, Sir Peter Hayman & Attorney General Havers continue to be implicated.

In a sensational piece for the latest edition of Tribune, a major blow is dealt to those who dismiss perversion whistle-blower Geoff Dickens as a fantasist.

The post, by left-wing journalist Andrew Rosthorn, adds compelling evidence to support the Havers cover-up…in getting MI5/MI6 operative Tony Holland, now a wealthy Australian stock market investor) to go on the record as the man who furnished names for the maverick Tory MP’s dossier, Rosthorn has scored something of a coup in the serious investigation of Westminster deviants.

Among other things, the Tribune piece reveals and confirms as follows:

*The dossier ‘list’ given to Margaret Thatcher’s home secretary Leon Brittan included arts minister Norman St John-Stevas (founding member of the Bow Group) senior diplomat Sir Peter Hayman,

Rochdale MP Cyril Smith

 

*A secret  file from Mrs Thatcher’s cabinet office: PREM19/588 – SECURITY. Allegations against former public [word missing] of unnatural sexual proclivities; security aspects 1980 Oct 27 – 1981 Mar 20 has now been tracked down from the National Archives in Kew by Dr Chris Murphy, lecturer in Intelligence Studies at Salford University. The file – released to the Home Office Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, includes a handwritten briefing note for the Attorney-General marked ‘line to take’: ‘A full investigation has been carried out and has revealed nothing to suggest that security has been prejudiced’. A carefully narrowed definition, I think one might conclude.

* To shut him up, police and judiciary conspired to get Tony Holland sent to prison in an obvious frame-up about the theft of a refrigerator. Law Lords later confirmed his innocence, but to this day Yorkshire Police refuses to obliterate the charge and conviction. Dear old YP, they never change do they? Much later – on December 28, 1991 – Melvyn Hodgson – the man whose evidence could have proved Tony Holland – was found hanged in his cell at Armley Prison in Leeds. How very convenient.

* In August 1983, Dickens handed a second dossier to Scotland Yard, having presumably by this time lost trust in Leon Brittan’s willingness to investigate it. Significantly, he testified at the time that “eight public figures, including ‘a friend of mine’“ would be named in the Commons unless the home secretary took action. It seems reasonable to speculate that Leon Brittan – who was on friendly terms with his fellow Conservative MP, and always referred to him as ‘Geoff’ – was the friend concerned.

You can link to the Tribune piece here

https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/the-paedofile-tribune-unearths-military-intelligence-spook-who-supplied-names-for-dickens-dossier/

 


Anna Raccoon/Andrew Rosthorn/Oyston/Pennine Radio/Richard Denby/Hewson…

Raccoon & Andrew Hargreave Rosthorn

Susanne Cameron-Blackie / Anna Raccoon’s political agent is Andrew Hargreaves Rosthorn

it has been a highly successful day – the deposit raised, a superb and experienced agent found who is more than happy to act…

http://stopsuingthenhs.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/i-was-intending-to-write-scintillating.html

Raccoon sole campaign issue – NHS liability
Image result for andrew rosthorn and anna raccoon

Anna Raccoon wants your help to stop people suing the NHS

http://stopsuingthenhs.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/i-was-intending-to-write-scintillating.html

NHS liability & Savile –

The massive legal threat to the NHS that is not hidden and sits in plain sight of the sheople like a hungry lion, has primarily fed on the issue of medical negligence but so rich are the pickings that they have already gobbled up a quarter of the entire NHS Budget.

It is all too plain that the allegations in the Savile matter all hinge around the past negligence and failure of the NHS to protect the victims from assaults on NHS property.

This Vicarious Liability naturally all rests upon these allegations being deemed true. If, as I and others have contended proved, these claims are demonstrably not true then the NHS is off the hook.

http://jimcannotfixthis.blogspot.com/2015/03/this-is-my-truth-tell-me-yours.html

Andrew Rosthorn to Jimmy Savile defender, Moor Larkin:

I am a great admirer and regular reader of your valuable research on Savile

https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/the-paedofile-tribune-unearths-military-intelligence-spook-who-supplied-names-for-dickens-dossier/

Deleted article by Rosthorn – Savile “moral panic”

http://jimcannotfixthis.blogspot.com/2015/03/this-is-my-truth-tell-me-yours.html

Camille Davis Russo‏ @CDavisRusso

moral panic…such a disgusting put down that term…labeling concern for the lives of children as “panic”…

Jimmy Savile ‘moral panic’ tracked by computer in Dordogne

Feb 23 2015 by Andrew Rosthorn

The article in question, “Jimmy Savile ‘Moral Panic’ Tracked By Computer In Dordogne”, is based on an archive of private social media discussions between the women who later came forward to claim they were sexually abused by the late entertainer. Forty years ago the women had been teenagers at the Duncroft Approved School.

The owner of the archive was a retired English lawyer living in the Dordogne region of France. She lived in care at Duncroft in 1965 and 1966. Her name was Susanne Cameron-Blackie, aka – the blogger Anna Raccoon.

Yes, Anna, or Susanne, is right at the heart of this story.

In 2013  Anna Raccoon  sent an email to Professor Viviene Cree at the Edinburgh University School of Social and Political Science, explaining the situation and saying she hoped the university would provide a good home for her archive. That summer the Economic and Social Research Council activated its Urgency Grants Mechanism to form a research team for the recovery and collation of documents and the information stored on Anna Raccoon’s computer in the Dordogne.

The full story of the research team and its project are set out in the Lancashire Magazine’s article and is recommended reading.

http://www.holliegreigjustice.uk/hgj/?p=15689

http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/moral-panics-jimmy-savile-and-social-work(e5cf3c06-4f77-4861-98a6-2d6978d9b8fd).html

Social scientists studying mass-media fantasies known as Moral Panics have rescued an archive of online conversations that promises to unravel the mysterious origins of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Thousands of emails stored on an Apple iMac personal computer in France recorded hours of private social media discussions between the women who later came forward to claim they were sexually abused by the dead disc jockey.

Forty years ago the women had been teenagers at the Duncroft Approved School, an experimental boarding school opened by the Home Office to give a second chance of education for girls of above-average intelligence who had been taken into care.

The owner of the archive was a retired English lawyer living in the Dordogne region. She lived in care at Duncroft in 1965 and 1966.

Susanne Cameron-Blackie, known online as the blogger Anna Raccoon, had joined two online communities known as Friendsreunited and Care Leavers Reunited where former boarders at the school were exchanging memories using code names.

Collaborating online with Sally Stevens, another former pupil living in California, Anna Raccoon worked out the real identities of the women behind the code names.

Anna Raccoon has since described how she noticed that a woman who roomed with her in the Wedgewood Dormitory at Duncroft in 1965 was claiming online to have been assaulted by Jimmy Savile in the dormitory when she was 15 years old:

How could I have been so unobservant as to not notice such a comment-worthy event as a major celebrity galloping around the building unescorted? There had to be some mistake in the reporting. Or maybe in my maths? I rechecked all my fingers, yep I was definitely there in 1965. Except for one month at the end of the year – but I was back four months later.

So began a three year unofficial investigation into the Duncroft allegations that had sparked the 2012 nationwide Savile Scandal.

Cameron-Blackie collated further information gathered by three other blogging investigators known as Moor Larkin, Rabbitaway and The Rockphiles.

In November 2012, when some of the ‘care leavers’ emerged from the anonymity of social media to give television interviews and instruct lawyers to take proceedings against the BBC and Jimmy Savile’s estate, Cameron-Blackie, the former Lord Chancellor’s Visitor for Wales, was able to cross-reference their claims.

Surrey Police later wrote to a hundred surviving Duncroft pupils and staff to report that the police ‘Operation Outreach’ found no corroborated evidence that any member of staff had been aware of any wrongdoing at the school. It was also discovered from a visitor’s book that Savile had not visited the school before 1974.

In 2013, fearing that she might not survive a forthcoming cancer operation in France, Cameron-Blackie sent an email to Professor Viviene Cree at the Edinburgh University School of Social and Political Science:

I blog on the Internet as ‘Anna Raccoon’ and as such have published several articles on the current ‘Savile saga’ http://annaraccoon.com.

However, having found myself at the centre of the ‘Duncroft’ furore, I have also been given a mound of information which I have not yet published. I am looking for a good home for it!

Is there a possibility that we might collaborate in some way? I am not interested in money, nor credit for my contribution, but I am not in good health (I have had cancer for the past two years, and am now – thank God – several months past my ‘sell by’ date, but I take nothing for granted!) and I am growing concerned that should I kick the proverbial bucket, then the knowledge and the contacts that I hold will be lost forever, and one day academics will want to piece together the origins of this current panic.

Within weeks of the November 2012 screening of the ITV documentary Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, Edinburgh University held the first of several Moral Panic Seminars, involving Professor Cree, Dr Mark Smith, head of social work, and Dr Gary Clapton, senior lecturer in social work.

The Edinburgh team say they

shared common interests in how particular subjects, especially those involving children and sex (e.g. satanic ritual abuse, child exploitation and abuse in residential child care settings) could be moralised with disproportionate and sometimes dangerous consequences.

Their research project, state-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and described as Revisiting Moral Panics: A Critical Examination of 21st Century Social Issues and Anxieties aims

to examine some 21st century social issues and anxieties through the concept of moral panic, first brought to public attention 40 years ago in Stanley Cohen’s influential study Folk Devils and Moral Panics.

Cohen analysed media controversies involving the Mods and Rockers of the 1960s and noted

a pattern of distorted facts and misrepresentation, as well as a distinct, simplistic depiction of the respective images of both groups involved in the disturbance.

Cohen, late professor of sociology at the London School of Economics, found that like a mediaeval witch hunt ‘the depiction of mods and rockers as violent, unruly troublemakers actually led in itself to a rise in “deviant behaviour” by the subcultures.’

Dr Smith, an expert in residential child care, had already questioned the reported scale of child abuse in care homes. He noted Anna Raccoon’s discovery that a letter had been forged on stolen Surrey Police notepaper and that when the Daily Mail found the much-admired former headmistress of Duncroft, Miss Margaret Jones, 91, warned their reporter, ‘A lot of these girls at the time were very mentally disturbed.’ Anna Raccoon said:

Stories were sold to the main stream media concerning the girl who had spent a considerable time sitting up in bed opposite me. She was now claiming that Jimmy Savile had been running round our dormitory sexually abusing us and that ‘we were terrified’ – I had never heard so much nonsense.

Another girl was all over social media saying that ‘Maggie Jones’, as she had the temerity to call her, had been ‘pimping the girls out to celebrities’. I literally couldn’t believe my ears.

I was quickly rewarded with, as I had suspected, a raft of supportive ‘ex-Duncroft girls’ who had been googling these mysterious stories, and who had landed on my site. I shall always be grateful to them – they have kept my spirits high as the story grew legs by the day, and I was in danger of disappearing under a tsunami of vitriol and recrimination.

In the summer of 2013, when the National Health Service was spending a million pounds investigating Savile’s activities at 32 different hospitals, the Economic and Social Research Council activated its Urgency Grants Mechanism to form a research team for the recovery and collation of documents and the information stored on Anna Raccoon’s computer in the Dordogne.

The team ‘securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against former disc jockey Jimmy Savile’ includes Dr Steve Kirkwood and Clare Llewellyn an informatics specialist, both from the University of Edinburgh, and Dr Ros Burnett, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology, Oxford University.

Dr Burnett is currently editing Vilified: Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse.

Funded under an ESRC call for urgent research, the project

aims to secure data that might otherwise be lost, relating to allegations made against the former DJ, Jimmy Savile. The initiative for the project came from a lawyer and writer who is a former resident of Duncroft School (from whence the initial allegations against Savile emanate), and whose blogging activity under the name of ‘Anna Raccoon’ has generated a substantial body of related correspondence and contacts which provide and could lead to information not yet in the public domain. We aim to collate and archive Anna Raccoon’s blog posts, comments on these and to interview key staff and former residents from Duncroft School. The data gathered will be digitally archived and made available to other researchers. It is likely to be of interest to social and cultural historians, criminologists, lawyers and social workers amongst others.

Dr Smith said in 2013:

The purpose is to gather new informant data not yet in the public domain but relevant to the allegations about Savile, and to cross-check this against information in newspapers and official reports.

The new data is likely to include emails, letters, blog posts and comments on blog posts, and possibly documents relating to Duncroft School, and maybe photocopies of personal notes such as diary entries and autobiographical notes that the correspondents may be willing to share. An important element of what we will be doing during this urgent phase is obtain permission to share the new data which has been acquired by Anna Raccoon. A priority will be reassure participants that their data will be appropriately anonymised.

Susanne Cameron-Blackie, still contributing to her Anna Raccoon blog, but now living with her husband in Norfolk, said last week:

I am still suffering from cancer. The doctors have not given me long to live. Although I am both a writer and a lawyer I could not have embarked on a lengthy project at this stage in my life.

I looked for someone who could research the actual truth about what really happened all those years ago and delineate the path by which we arrived at the current situation.

The NHS investigated Jimmy Saviles’s activities at Moss Side Hospital, a psychiatric hospital later merged to form the top security Ashworth Hopital at Maghull near Liverpool, Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital, St Catherine’s Hospital, Birkenhead, Wythenshawe Hospital and Booth Hall Children’s Hospital [closed in 2009]. No ‘irrefutable’ offences were found.

Revisiting Moral Panics: A Critical Examination of 21st Century Social Issues and Anxieties

Top Picture: Jimmy Savile in Fort William in 2006 from Maximilian Schönherr, Creative Commons.

So, the same Andrew Rosthorn is Anna Raccoon’s political agent

from jim can’t fix this:

REPORT (by Barbara Hewson) : Campaigning organisation FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers)’s Spring Conference on Wrongful Accusations of Abuse was held on May 30th, under the aegis of Cardiff Law School.

 

The day concluded with a panel discussion and Q & A involving me, the criminal barrister and blogger Matthew Scott (here), Dr Mark Smith of Edinburgh University, former Duncroft resident Susanne Cameron-Blackie (who blogs as ‘Anna Raccoon’), and leading criminal defence solicitor, Chris Saltrese. The subject was how to reduce false allegations.

http://thejusticegap.com/2015/06/the-misery-of-false-allegations/

rabbitawayJune 21, 2015 5:57 pm

Only just seeing this today ! Good reporting ^ Barbara (Hewson) especially the stories about Police ‘trawling’ for ‘victims’, appalling.
My only gripe would be that neither Mark Smith or ‘Anna Raccoon’ appear to have mentioned the University research project relating to the Savile claims. Much talk of ‘post Savile’ but, he, or rather, his loved ones, have had to endure three years of, what many now believe are ‘false’ claims repeated in the media on an almost daily beside.

Several bloggers including myself have been investigating the Savile claims for more than two years. A fact noted here –

‘So began a three year unofficial investigation into the Duncroft allegations that had sparked the 2012 nationwide Savile Scandal.

Cameron-Blackie collated further information gathered by three other blogging investigators known as Moor Larkin, Rabbitaway and The Rockphiles.’

Here’s the link the more folk know the better. Shame no-one bothered to mention it on the day !

Jimmy Savile ‘Moral Panic’ tracked by computer in Dordogne

http://www.yorkshireridingsmagazine.com/local-news/jimmy-savile-moral-panic-tracked-by-computer-in-dordogne/

http://thejusticegap.com/2015/06/the-misery-of-false-allegations/

Oyston affair and Rosthorn

7 June
Murrin told reporter Andrew Rosthorn that the Private Eye reporter Paul Halloran had said to him, ‘I want a blank cheque made payable to me, cash up front. I want access to your informants.’ Murrin gave Rosthorn the telephone number of John Robertson of the Inland Revenue Enquiry Branch in Liverpool and put Rosthorn in touch with former Oyston employees Bill Nabb, Richard Arnold and Sheila Catlin. Murrin passed on to Rosthorn information about Liverpool drug dealers, accountants and councillors and details of the Comerford Old Bailey case of 1986 in which ‘Bob the Dog’ McGorrin was named as Liverpool’s leading drug dealer under cross-examination. Murrin said Liverpool’s deputy Labour leader Derek Hatton was linked to these men and that developer Ted Spencer, who fled Britain at about same time as McGorrin, had done property deals in Preston with its deputy Labour leader Frank McGrath. Murrin called Bill Harrison and told him a Merseyside reporter was, ‘connecting Derek Hatton with drugs in Liverpool, Bobby McGorrin, the Hughes Twins. He’s coming up with all the same names as I’m coming up with.’
5 July
Murrin wrote to Detective Inspector Frank Whitehead of Greater Manchester Commercial Fraud Squad saying, ‘I have forwarded tapes to Lancashire Police [Operation Angel] as follows: 1. an interview with Mr J. Seddon in which he claims Oyston offered him the sexual services of a woman. 2. A telephone conversation with a Mr McNabb during which he said Oyston had claimed to have compromising photographs of a business associate. ‘There were constant reports of Oyston being provided women by Martin and of Oyston providing women to politicians and business associates. The use of “children” was also the subject of one report. I request a full investigation into the allegations made concerning Martin and Oyston.’

 

6 July
Alerted by Andrew Rosthorn, Dale Campbell-Savours MP put down notice of an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons asking Owen Oyston to state whether Oyston Ltd, registered in the Isle of Man and controlled from Hong Kong by Patrick Diamond had any connection with Oyston Estates Agency Ltd. He also put down a question ‘to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, if all investigations into the tax affairs of Oyston Estates Agency Ltd. and related companies are complete.’
9 July
Rosthorn’s inquiries at Advertee Ltd., an advertising firm recently bought by Oyston from the directors of a bankrupt publishing firm, revealed that ex-policeman Peter Martin was apparently running the firm, with offices in Manchester and Preston. Martin said he was a former fraud squad policeman and ran the Model Team International agency in Manchester. Martin ‘boasted that he was getting £50k per annum as Oyston’s “toe rag”.’ Martin talked of getting calls to take models at night to Oyston in London. Models at the agency had complained to the Advertee staff that they had paid for a ‘course that never materialised and have not been paid.
Oyston and Campbell-Savours MP met in Cumbria, after which Oyston promised a ‘world-wide investigation’ to find who was behind the two ‘Oyston companies’.

 

11 July
Rosthorn reported Halloran’s activities with Murrin to Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye.
13 July
Oyston served an injunction on Murrin forbidding him from further publishing his Red Rose document.

more here:

https://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/articles/lob34-03.htm

Andrew Rosthorn and Owen Oyston co-directors of London Publications

LONDON PUBLICATIONS LTD

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Jimmy Savile and zombie factoids of West Yorkshire

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Andrew Rosthorn

Written By: Andrew Rosthorn
Published: April 24, 2014

http://www.tribunemagazine.org/2014/04/jimmy-savile-and-the-west-yorkshire-zombie-factoids/

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

ONE: What a family!

THREE: Nephew Jonathan, bosom buddy of Proctor, was on the run for a year for his part in incident where police were were held at gunpoint.
FOUR: Niece Barbara aka the Gin Goblin rose to fame rushing to the assistance of paedo Stuart Hall, mate of Oyston, and for bashing Nick!
FIVE: Coincidence?

Pennine Radio, of which Hewson uncle was chairman and director, was owned by Transworld Communications, investment arm of Owen Oyston.

 

Richard Denby’s Radio Pennine attracted paedos and perverts like ointment attracts flies. In fact, the station’s investor was Owen Oyston!

 

Queen Elizabeth and Bill Roache

Owen Oysten was a convicted rapist whose closest mates were Stuart Hall (convicted paedophile) and Bill Roache.

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Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

 

 Stuart Hall arrives at Preston Crown Court, with solicitor Maurice Watkins, where he has admitted historic sex allegations.

Maurice Watkins Former Director Manchester United Football Club Ltd & Current Chairman of Barnsley Football Club


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Stuart Hall – collector of antique clocks – Keith Harding of PIE – Paedophile Information Exchange member and GCHQ Freemason leader – fixer of antique clocks customers included royalty

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Harding played vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring

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.

The pervert met regularly with MPs Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith at his world-renowned workshop. 
The former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe would also drop by along with key members of the vile Paedophile Information Exchange Steven Adrian Smith and Tom O’Carroll.A PIE list seized in 1984 records Harding, who died from cancer last year aged 82, as member 329 and his address as Hornsey Road, Holloway, north London.He is understood to have kept hidden a list of more than 1,000 PIE members with prominent names including top politicians from the Thatcher era.
One of his staff, who worked for him between 1980 and 1987, said: “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop.Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in.“They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs.“Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.”The former worker added: “The shop had many high profile customers, including the Royals, because we were one of the few antique dealers in the world that specialised in restoring clocks, music boxes and automatons.“It’s only now, with what I know about Brittan and Smith, and of course Keith, that has made me wonder what they were doing. Jeremy Thorpe too was an occasional visitor.”http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpe

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Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Interesting call for inquiry into Oyston, Pendry and Hall by Slog:


Hall, Roache and Oyston all have big stakes in same publishing company.
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Pendry also business associate of Oyston.
PERVERT telly star Stuart Hall was a member of a paedophile group including a member of the House of Lords, one of his victims has claimed.
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The ex-BBC North West newsreader last month admitted 14 counts of sex abuse on women and girls as young as nine.
The woman told how the unnamed peer “helped” Hall carry out his decades of abuse.
The news came as it emerged that – in a final insult to his victims – Hall has signed over ownership of his £1.2million Cheshire mansion to wife Hazel, making it harder for them to sue him for its value.
And we can reveal they are ­concerned Hall could still evade “true justice” as the judge sentencing him has let sex offenders walk free in the past.
Sources close to the Lancashire ­Police investigation into Hall said they were “aware of the (paedophile) claims” and urged anyone with ­information to come forward.
The ex-BBC North West newsreader last month admitted 14 counts of sex abuse on women and girls as young as nine.
After his initial arrest in January he pleaded his innocence in a strongly-worded statement.
But it emerged last week that just two weeks later he was hatching secret plans to safeguard his family’s fortune and make it harder for victims to get their hands on it.


On 5th May 2013 the Daily Star printed the headline ‘Stuart Hall was part of a Paedophile Group including a House of Lords Member

I think Hall is playing the fall guy for that MP turned peer who helped him with his filthy business.

‘his mates, including an MP who is now a Peer, she claims, helped Hall with his filthy hobby ‘ Who is that Peer ? !

I’m still waiting for MP-turned-Peer Tom Pendry to condemn Stuart Hall for rape.

The reference to a Peer/MP that disappeared from an Indie article within minutes. But which Peer helped Stuart Hall?

What did Tameside Council know about Stuart Hall’s raping of girls and are they aware of which MP/peer assisted him over decades?

Was the case of rape against Stuart Hall allowed to rest to protect a Labour MP/peer?

Stuart Hall – Another Cover-up Is Happening Before Your Eyes

https://7493021a.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/stuart-hall-another-cover-up-is-happening-before-your-eyes/


Richard Denby’s Radio Pennine attracted paedos and perverts like ointment attracts flies.
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In fact, the station’s investor was Owen Oyston!

Can one private radio station in West Yorkshire have had associations with so many paedos and rapists? Is is really a coincidence?


Oyston homes in on Spain

23 November 2003

THE former chairman of Blackpool football club, one-time media baron and convicted rapist Owen Oyston has teamed up with a Labour peer to run a Spanish estate-agent.

Oyston, jailed for raping a 16-year-old model, has bought the firm in Marbella on the Costa del Sol. Since his release he has consistently protested his innocence.

The company, which specialises in selling luxury properties around the fashionable resort has been renamed Oyston Steel, and while Oyston is not one of the seven directors named at Companies House, he is the sole owner of the business.

The directors include Lord Pendry, the former Stalybridge and Hyde MP who once served as shadow sports minister. Pendry has been one of Oyston’s loyal supporters and in 1995 he accused two Conservative politicians of masterminding a dirty tricks campaign against him.

www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/article30569.ece

Millionaire rapist invited to a gala dinner by Labour

14 July 2007

A convicted rapist attended a fundraising dinner for the Labour Party this week, alongside Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and a string of celebrities.

Owen Oyston, who served three-and-a-half years in jail for attacking a 16-year-old girl, was invited by party chiefs to the £1,000-ahead event at Wembley Stadium.

The disgraced multi-millionaire businessman was filmed at the gala on Thursday which aimed to raise £500,000 to help plug the £20million hole in Labour’s finances.

Also on the guest list were Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-468264/Millionaire-rapist-invited-gala-dinner-Labour.html

Neil Kinnock close friends with Owen Oyston

www.independent.co.uk/news/jokes-and-deals-as-philanderer-heads-for-jail-1348682.html

www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/articles/lob34-03.htm

Millionaire Owen Oyston was accused of being a multiple rapist who helped run a sex ring. …four rapes, three indecent assaults and conspiracy to procure women for sex.
At the same time , model agency Peter Martin questioned about 19 alleged rapes and a conspiracy to procure young models for sex with others.
One time a close friend of Neil Kinnock, the former Labour leader, Owen Oyston (friends with Stuart Hall and Lord Pendry) was once one of the party’s biggest individual backers.

thecolemanexperience.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/paedophile-stuart-hall-tom-pendry-and-the-obscene-epitaph/


Franco the Magician is pictured with Lord Pendry at a recent charity function on behalf of the British Polio Foundation held in London

francomagic.co.uk/close_up_magic.htm

http://dux-bellorum.blogspot.com/2014/11/exaro-tim-pendry-lord-thomas-pendry.html


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STUART HALL
 

Tim Pendry is the Founder and Director of EXARO News.

Tim Pendry’s Uncle is Lord Thomas Pendry of Stalybridge.
Lord Pendry is a close friend and associate of Stuart Hall
 


Stuart Hall was convicted and jailed in 2013 for a string of serious sexual assaults on young girls one of whom was only 9 years old at the time she was attacked.

 


The Independent Newspaper reported about a letter from one of Stuart Hall’s victim’s:

“The story she told cut away the undeclared certainties of life we all take for granted, rely on. She was a “shy, intelligent, studious, pretty girl”, young for her years, who was going to go to university one day. He was invited to the school to hand out annual prizes and she was one of the prize winners After the ceremony the head summoned her to say Hall was so impressed with her, he had asked her to visit the BBC studios.”
“To have a man of my father’s age take a benevolent interest in me seemed wonderful to a girl of my history,” she writes. She went to the studios encouraged by her mum and head teacher. And went back again, and once more. He seemed caring. Then, having groomed her, she alleges, he got her drunk and started the abuse. She kept going back. His mates, she claims, helped Hall with his filthy hobby.
The sex acts hurt. Sometimes she bled. She hated it”

 

Stuart Hall lived in Stalybridge which is Lord Pendry’s former constituency when he was a Labour MP.
 
Mrs Stuart Hall and Lord Pendry’s wife Moira used to be co-directors of a company called Pendry Hall Associates
In February 1999 Lord Pendry put forward an Early Day Motion congratulating Stuart Hall on 40 years of broadcasting and hailing him as an icon with the youth of today

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo:
It was ‘dirty old man’ Stuart Hall and his misdemeanours who the Gin Goblin, Denby’s niece, rushed to protect.

Wonder why Gin Goblin rushed to defend Stuart Hall, best buddy of Owen Oyston, financier of Denby’s Pennine Radio

Barbara Hewson protects paedo Stuart Hall. Hall is very close friend of Owen Oyston, the man who invested in her uncle’s Radio Pennine

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10136619/My-ordeal-at-Stuart-Halls-hands-by-youngest-victim-then-aged-just-nine.html

 


Am I putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5 or did Hewson rush to Hall’s defence because he was a member of Denby’s set?

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

Hadn’t realised Daniel Janner was involved in Oyston and Martin and cross-examiner in Kevin O’Dowd rape trial.

Lord Janner’s family to ‘undermine’ sex abuse inquiry strand into their father after being given formal role in investigation

“It gives me the chance to undermine the inquiry from within.” Daniel Janner QC

The family of Lord Janner yesterday vowed to ‘undermine from within’ the Government’s beleaguered child sex abuse inquiry after being given a formal role in the investigation.

The family were granted core participant status which gives them access to documents and to have lawyers attend the inquiry’s hearings.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/lordjanners-family-undermine-sex-abuse-inquiry-within-given/

Claims that Daniel Janner was home when Greville   brought child abuse victim home

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Has Denial Janner not noticed that there are at least 33 other victims of his father making similar claims? Has he forgotten that the CPS said several opportunities were missed to bring Bugger Janner to justice?




Anna Raccoon – supporter of Proctor et al

June 5 2017

That would mean spending precious time on it – and there are many good people, Laura Janner, Harvey Proctor, Kato Harris,who have repaid my support of them with nothing but kindness and continued support.

The deathbed candidate: The cancer-sufferer standing against Jeremy Corbyn in his own backyard

  • Cancer sufferer Susanne Cameron-Blackie is standing in the General Election
  • The 68-year-old political blogger wants to use her dying days to fight Labour
  • Ms Cameron-Blackie will challenge Jeremy Corbyn for his seat in Islingto

Jeremy Corbyn claims the NHS isn’t safe in Tory hands. But the truth is, it’s not safe under Labour, either. The crisis that is threatening to destroy it gets deeper every day for reasons Corbyn hasn’t started to think about – and that’s why I’m running against him.’

Susanne Cameron-Blackie, better known as the political blogger Anna Raccoon, is speaking in her cottage kitchen, blessed with a stunning view across the Norfolk Broads. She is in a hospital bed, propped up by pillows. It is likely to be her death bed, her last resting place before the cancer that has ravaged her body finally claims her.

Yet it is from here that she will register this week as an independent candidate to fight Corbyn for his parliamentary seat in Islington North.

Susanne does not know whether she will survive until Election Day on June 8. But she is determined to use every moment she has left to fight Corbyn

On a bedside table are some of the drugs keeping at bay the agony caused by the cancer which has spread through much of her body: Fentanyl, a clinical form of heroin, and the animal tranquilliser ketamine. A team of nurses visits every day.

Susanne does not know whether she will survive until Election Day on June 8. But she is determined to use every moment she has left to fight Corbyn.

‘I may be the first parliamentary candidate forced to lie down, rather than stand, for office. But I’m determined to do something useful with what’s left of my life.

‘I’m taking on Corbyn in his political comfort zone. He talks about shaping the future. As things stand, the future for the NHS is to vanish up its own backside because of the money going on lawyers and damages.’

Her campaign is based on the urgent need for sweeping reform of the personal injury legal system, to safeguard the NHS from the crippling and ever-increasing burden of medical negligence lawsuits.

Last year, NHS Resolution, the body which handles such claims, revealed that cases arising from incidents up to the middle of 2016 are set to soak up a staggering £56 billion in lawyers’ fees and damages by the time they are settled – half NHS England’s annual budget.

Susanne, 68, has battled her illness, leiomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer, for six years. After almost killing her several times, it has now attacked her spine, rendering her immobile.

Susanne Nundy is the name used by British Libertarian blogger, Anna Raccoon, more popularly known for her posts about the Madeleine McCann and Hollie Greig stories

Nundy and Greg Watkins are alleged to have co-managed a disinformation campaign around the Hollie Greig case

Why did ‘Susanne Nundy’ or whoever she is – use the email address courtofprotection.co.uk?

The Court of Protection as it exists now, was set up by Jack Straw and New Labour in 2005 (created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005).

In the Inexorable choices‘ post Nundy says she was in office in 2003 (just as Blair ditched the office of Lord Chancellor) and yet in an email she sent me yesterday, Raccoon insists she had resigned the office in 2000 . But even Chris Carter, her replacement in 2004, insists she was working at this time.

Interestingly the email address alleged to have ‘outed’ Anna Raccoon (and I use the term cautiously) was left on a website for Old Scholars at St Christopher’s School in Letchworth, Hertfordshire – an old and respected boarding school set up by Beatrice Ensor – a close friend of Fabian Socialist and Freemason, Annie Besant and sponsored by Helena Blavtasky’s Theosophical Society.

I’m also finding it difficult to reconcile Susanne Nundy’s celebrated ‘Libertarian’ ideals with the idea of her working with such a crudely draconian, insidious and cheerfully Orwellian institution as the Court of Protection. I’ve seen her attempts to address this fairly awkward little paradox in her blog. She says it wasn’t an invention of ‘Nu Labour’ and Jack Straw – but that’s just being pedantic.

It had existed in one form or another for years, but New Labour extended its powers and its reach exponentially in 2005 (whilst simultaneously incapacitating the power of carers and relatives). It was rebranded, relaunched. According to a Daily Telegraph report, the Court of Protection’s expansion had been controversial’ not only for its extensive powers but also for the fact that almost all of its hearings take place in private‘.

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Barbara Hewson, was a Court of Protection  specialist

 

Susanne Nundy (Anna Raccoon) was Lord Chancellor’s Visitor for Wales. She worked in conjunction with the Court of Protection and the Public Trustee.

link

Moore Laine sounds like Anna Racoon who’s real name is Susanne Nundy but who uses her maiden name of Suzanne Cameron-Blackie

She uses a lot of names and works for M15. Her and her little group are specialist child abuse debunkers.

Raccoon attending Duncroft  is not a surprise as I am told it was used to recruit highly intelligent but very seriously disturbed girls for work in the intelligence services.

http://parker-joseph.com/pjcjournal/2011/04/16/anna-raccoon-taken-at-face-value/

Crushed: Susanne, pictured above in her 20s, was a victim of medical negligence in 1973 when she was given a hysterectomy at the Westminster Hospital when she was admitted for a ‘dilation and curettage’, a minor operation used to deal with heavy periods

But she shows no sign of giving up. ‘No politician has ever tackled this issue, least of all Corbyn,’ she says. ‘All Labour talks about is the amount of money going in through the NHS’s front door – ignoring the haemorrhaging out the back.’

Just how pressing the issue is was brought home to Susanne last month. After spending days in the cancer high-dependency unit at the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital, she had been prescribed the Fentanyl and ketamine, but an error by a nurse meant she was given a tiny dose of a much weaker drug – a prescription meant for another patient.

She shudders at the memory. ‘I can’t even begin to describe the pain I was in,’ she says. ‘It was a descent into hell.’ No wonder: a scan revealed that the erosion of one of her vertebrae had left her spinal cord exposed.

But for Susanne, worse was to come. ‘Excruciating as it was, the mistake was recognised and put right. But afterwards, I had a visit from someone in the hospital’s legal department. She wanted to know if had I engaged a lawyer, and was I planning to sue?

‘I was flabbergasted. Why? What would be the point? I know why the mistake was made: because the nurses in that unit are rushed off their feet. If I were to sue, the only thing that would change would be my husband’s bank account in several years, long after I’m gone.

‘If I sued, I would be taking away yet more money from the NHS, so making it more likely that a future patient would endure a similar ordeal. This is the point Corbyn and Labour don’t get. They say they are socialists, yet they’re doing nothing about a system which treats the NHS as if it were a manufacturer making faulty products, instead of a provider of a vital social good.’

It wasn’t the first time Susanne had become a victim of medical negligence. In 1973, for reasons never explained, she was given a hysterectomy at the Westminster Hospital when she was admitted for a ‘dilation and curettage’, a minor operation used to deal with heavy periods.

‘I was only 23 – it left me psychologically crushed. Yet 45 years ago, people didn’t think of suing the NHS. One thing I do know is money would have made no difference. I picked myself up and moved on.’

It was not until she was in her 50s that she went to Aberystwyth University and obtained a double first in law. But by this time, she had spent years working for the Lord Chancellor’s department as an investigator for the Court of Protection, the tribunal which decides when people cannot administer their affairs through physical or mental incapacity.

‘As I thought about what had happened at the Norwich and Norfolk, I realised that through my work, I had witnessed some of the system’s worst abuses – in cases where incapacitated people were suing for medical negligence and getting enormous settlements. Then Mrs May announced the Election. I knew this was my chance.’

Among the most crucial reforms, she says, is the repeal of a 1948 law which means, bizarrely, that when patients sue the NHS, their damages are calculated on the basis they will pay for private healthcare for the rest of their lives – even though many will continue to be treated in the public sector, at public cost.

‘I saw this time and again,’ Susanne says. ‘Someone would get a huge settlement, but not fork out a penny on care. Meanwhile big awards, running into millions, are assessed on the basis that the beneficiary will live for several decades. But if they die a few years later, nothing goes back to the NHS. They can leave it to their relatives or a dogs’ home. This has to change.’

However, the biggest change she wants is more fundamental: an end to the legal lottery that means two patients with identical needs will be treated differently – one receiving millions, and the other nothing. ‘Take, for example, a cerebral palsy patient. The case will probably come down to something in the medical notes that a lawyer can argue means the midwife was absent for 19 minutes. These claims aren’t based on need, but on a narrow, legal definition of fault.

‘So they drag on for years. And it means a doctor or a hospital can never say sorry, which is all many patients want – because to do so will mean admitting liability.’

The last time the Government appointed a commission to examine this situation in 1978, it recommended a ‘no fault’ system be investigated.

Tomorrow, armed with the necessary ten local resident signatures and a campaign address in Mr Corbyn’s constituency, Susanne’s candidacy will be registered with the returning officer.

‘Just imagine: if some of the billions going to law firms and left legacies could be put into patient care, what a difference that would make. I will fight to my dying breath to make people – including Jeremy Corbyn – recognise this fact.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4480714/Cancer-sufferer-standing-against-Jeremy-Corbyn.html

Jimmy Savile’s Duncroft school victims set to sue Barnardo’s and Mind

One woman claims she was abused between 1976 and 1980 when it was run by Barnardo’s and three others say they were molested between 1973 and 1976 when Mind ran the school.

Victims from Duncroft ­previously described how Savile sexually assaulted them after being allowed to stay overnight by the headmistress.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jimmy-saviles-duncroft-school-victims-1884599

More here on Barnardo’s

http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2012/10/monarch-jfk-jimmy-savile-barnardos.html

Child abuse ‘cover-up’ claims after Barnardo’s admits systematically destroying files

June 3 2017

CHILDREN’S charity Barnardo’s systematically destroyed records at its residential care homes where child sex abuse occurred over three decades – but claimed to victims that files had been lost in a flood.

The organisation’s solicitor made the shock admission to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. Victims of abuse say they have been left “distressed” by the revelation that the charity had a policy of disposing of files when they shut care homes where abuse happened in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Groups representing survivors have accused Barnardo’s of “covering their tracks”

Barnardo’s close links with royalty started when our work began in 1867, and still continues today with Her Majesty the Queen as our patron and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as our President. In fact, Barnardo’s has had a royal patron since 1902 and royal presidents from 1923.

There have been a variety of royal events over the centuries ranging from 100 children attending George V’s silver jubilee in 1935, to royal visits to many of our projects and the opportunity for many children Barnardo’s has worked with over the decades to meet our royal supporters.

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_history/barnardos_and_royalty.htm


Was this research on Duncroft & Savile allegations ever published? It’s closed now and received almost £50k

 

^ Research related to the blog of former Duncroft School resident (known as the blogger Anna Raccoon) who denied that Jimmy Savile had been at Duncroft when she was there – despite claims by her roommate who said she had been assaulted by Jimmy Savile.

Anna Raccoon has since described how she noticed that a woman who roomed with her in the Wedgewood Dormitory at Duncroft in 1965 was claiming online to have been assaulted by Jimmy Savile in the dormitory when she was 15 years old:

How could I have been so unobservant as to not notice such a comment-worthy event as a major celebrity galloping around the building unescorted? There had to be some mistake in the reporting. Or maybe in my maths? I rechecked all my fingers, yep I was definitely there in 1965. Except for one month at the end of the year – but I was back four months later.

link

Here’s some of her “work”

from raccoon….2013/03/12

What have we here? An entry in the Metropolitan Police Services Paedophile Intelligence Unit from 1964. In a book also dated 1981. So these matters were taken seriously enough in 1964 to warrant an independent unit, eh? Or backdated in 1981?

“BATTERSEA BRIDGE ROAD, (WA) – 4 older girls & youth named [name] (? Homosexual) live at – Jimmy SAVILLE (sic) well known disc jockey frequents –used by absconders from DUNCROFT APP SCHOOL”.

Wow, that’s odd. 1964, just the time when I was first an absconder from Duncroft – and living in Battersea Bridge Road!

In a house rented by four older girls, who ran the fan club for The Animals, and one of the girls was Don Arden’s secretary and frequently on Top of the Pops… couldn’t be the same house could it?

Notorious Don Arden father of Sharon Osbourne.

Behind the glitz of Top Of The Pops were serious, sometimes villainous men like Arden making mountains of money which they were determined to hang on to. He would beat the other guy, he would say, by “fair means or foul”.

…charged with the kidnapping, blackmail, torture and the assault of the former employee.

Amazingly, he got off.

Don also became involved with the Republican Party and Ronald Reagan. When Reagan became President, Don was invited to the White House.

Don Arden – associate of the Krays – who ran a paedophile ring

 

Anna Raccoon

My only connection with those girls was that my then boyfriend, Joss, knew them, and they had agreed that I could temporarily sleep on their sofa – which I did.

One of the girls, Dawn Voice-Cooper, was secretary to Don Arden, at the time the largest promoter of rock bands in London. We stayed friends for the next ten years, until she moved to Spain.

I am aware that there had been two Duncroft girls, before my time – ie several years older than me, who had become prostitutes after they left

Had I managed to miss being mauled by Savile yet again?

I think I now hold the world record for managing to be in the most places where Savile is alleged to have abused and never even managed to meet him, never mind been abused by him.

link

 

DUNCROFT APP SCHOOL – Absconders – Vice Ring.

[Name] ….living on (sic) immoral earnings of [names of two females identified as DUNCROFT girls].2 yrs imp.[Name]…Charged with [name] as above, also further charged with harbouring [female‟s name] – failed to appear…on 20/10/64 having estreated his bail & thought to be in Holland.

[Name], [address]. At CCC (Central Criminal Court) on 5/11/1964. Charged with living on (sic) earnings & procuring [two female names]. Found NOT GUILTY. No connection with [name and name] above, but all DUNCROFT girls.

The address (sic) used by [name and name] were [address given]. All men were coloured. [Name of female] (ex-Duncroft) introduced the girls to the men concerned.”

Anna Raccoon some some years after Duncroft school

“All men were coloured.” Nope, must have been another group of Duncroft girls, the house I was living in was definitely not being used as a brothel, nor were there any coloured men anywhere near it. Odd that we never bumped into each other though – perhaps they were much older than I.

link

 


‘Urgent Invite’: Securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against the former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh

Department Name: Sch of Social and Political Science

Anna Raccoon aka Susanne Cameron-Blackie  of Duncroft School/Royal Family link

Susanne Cameron-Blackie will be carrying on the family tradition on June 8th – I can do this, and I will.

Anna Raccoon @AnnaRaccoon2017

Little known facts. Ms Raccoon’s Aunt stood for election in Breckfield ward Liverpool City Council in May 1952.

Until her death in 2002, at the ripe old age of 101, Her Majesty the Queen Mother, was the principal royal patron of the British Homeopathic Association. The Duke of Gloucester, formerly Prince Richard, remains royal patron of the association.

 

Princess Alice, the late Duchess of Gloucester, was the patron of the Blackie Foundation Trust established in honor of Dr. Margery Blackie, the former royal homeopathic physician who served from 1969 until 1980.

At present, Princess Alexandra, Lady Ogilvy, is patron to the Blackie Foundation Trust, and Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, serves as one of the vice-presidents of this organization.

http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-royal-medicine-monarchs-longtime.html

Blackie Foundation Trust

June 16, 2014

With the longstanding love of homeopathy among the super-rich, it is notable that

Blackie Foundation Trust Founded in 1971

one of the three founding trustees of the Blackie Foundation Trust was one of Margery’s former wealthy patients, Robin Holland-Martin — an investment banker who was at the time a Partner at Cazenove and Company (now J.P. Morgan Cazenove).

 

Robin Holland-Martin still remains as the President of Margery’s homeopathic venture.

Context:

Susanne Cameron-Blackie’s aunt Margery Blackie Foundation Trust Founded in 1971

Hornby Playland  happened 1970-1975

Robin Holland-Martin of Blackie Trust Foundation served part-time at the Conservative Party’s Central Office from 1974 to 1982

Robin Holland-Martin  becoming Treasurer of the Party in 1979.

1979, Margery Blackie was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, for her services to the royal family


Robin Holland-Martin is affiliated with Newmarket Venture Capital Plc, Conservative Party, Cazenove & Co. Ltd., Royal Navy (Great Britain), Investindustrial Advisors Ltd., Service Point UK Ltd., Grapes Direct Ltd., Service Point Solutions SA, Dorling Kindersley Holdings Plc, Henderson Greenfriar Investment Trust Plc, Henderson Plc, Henderson Global Investors Group, Paterson Products Ltd., The Fine Art Society PLC, Victoria & Albert Museum, City & Guilds of London Institute, Royal College of Art, Blackie Foundation Trust.

Follow the money..

Robin Holland-Martin of Blackie Foundation Trust

One of the three founding trustees of the Blackie Foundation Trust was one of Margery’s former wealthy patients, an investment banker who was at the time a Partner at Cazenove and Company (now J.P. Morgan Cazenove)

Cazenove
Although the firm refused to comment on its relations to the Royal Family, it was widely assumed that it is the appointed stockbroker to Her Majesty The Queen.

Garfield, Andrew (5 July 2000). “Cazenove: the Queen’s stockbroker”. The Independent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cazenove_(stock_broker)

Robin Holland-Martin (right) of the Blackie Foundation Trust and Pres of Margery Blackie’s homeopathic venture.

Robin Holland-Martin of Blackie Foundation Trust served part-time at the Conservative Party’s Central Office from 1974 to 1982, becoming Treasurer of the Party in 1979.

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Robin-Holland-Martin/512963788

Normandy
Ilona Guest’s 21st Birthday Party

^ Celebrating her 21st birthday in great style on midsummer’s night, Ilona Guest held a masked ball at her mother’s stunning 18th-century chateau in Normandy. Guests of all ages, all nationalities and all sexual proclivities led to frequent cases of mistaken identity. The chatelaine, Venetia Wimborne, did not initially recognize her own son, Grant Barker, behind his golden mask; Vincent Poklewski – Koziell confused everyone by changing his mask frequently – one minute an 18th century courtier the next Coco the Clown. Thankfully, the masks were discarded after the first dance. Ilona’s usually reserved brother Ivor Wimborne gave a moving speech about how his little sister arrived in the world while he was learning to fly-fish. A spectacular electric storm gave way to rain-dancing till dawn, leaving just enough time for things to be put in order for dejeuner sur l’herbe the following day.

One typical vice president of the Blackie Foundation Trust is Enid Segall, who can also boast of being the president of the European Federation of Homeopathic Patients’ Associations.

Here Enid works closely with this Association’s secretary, Sato Liu, who recently served as the Special Projects Manager for Prince Charles’s now defunct quack outfit, the Foundation For Integrated Health, and prior to that as the executive director of the lobbying group known as the Natural Medicines Society (1988-2005).


 Robin Holland-Martin of the Blackie Trust Foundation is related to Rosamund Hornby Holland-Martin of the NSPCC and she is related to Charles Hornby of the Playland paedophile Ring

link

 

The Playland Cover-Up

In 1975, Scotland Yard carried out a high-profile child abuse investigation which centred on the Playland amusement arcade near Piccadilly Circus, and involved the sexual exploitation of homeless boys. The investigation led to five convictions in September 1975. Four of the men convicted were ‘nobodies’, but one – Charles Hornby –  was a pillar of the Establishment. He was a  wealthy socialite, a Lloyd’s underwriter, and an old Etonian, “who on occasion had Prince Charles among his dinner guests”.

The four ‘nobodies’ later had their sentences reduced in mysterious circumstances. One of them, David Archer, alleged that Hornby was far from being the only VIP involved in the Playland scandal.

Last night Archer said he would present the police with a dossier naming the ‘millionaires and titled and influential people’ involved in the Playland affair. He added: ‘I believe there was a tremendous cover-up to protect these people.’

A clue as to the identity of one of these ‘titled and influential people’ appeared nearly a decade later with the publication of Philip Ziegler’s biography of Lord Mountbatten.

In 1975, Mountbatten was told that gossip had linked him to a homosexual scandal. He recorded in his diary: “I might have been accused of many things but hardly the act of homosexuality.”

link


 

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten

 

Lord Louis Mountbatten former chauffeur Norman Nield exposed him

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

Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten


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Edward Prince of Wales and his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten “relax” in a canvas swimming pool on board H. M. S. Renown during their 1920 Empire Tour.

Lord Louis was a great grandson of Queen Victoria and the uncle of Prince Philip (consort of Queen Elizabeth II). Mountbatten was also a promiscuous bisexual who was famously rumored to have had an affair with Edward VIII (who was Prince of Wales at the time) when he accompanied him on his Empire tours (see photo above).

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The Queen. Like any human being, she is subject to the influence of those around her. While he lived, Lord Mountbatten was a persuasive counsellor, and he formulated the plan for Prince Charles’s unusually rigorous education.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/26/magazine/an-informal-look-at-the-royal-family.html?pagewanted=all

2001 Obituary of Rosamund Hornby Holland-Martin by Countess Mountbatten of Burma:

She was hugely active in the NSPCC’s centenary appeal in 1984, especially when, along with Princess Margaret, the society’s president

She was born Rosamund Hornby into a family with a strong history in the NSPCC. Her father, Charles Harry St John Hornby, was a member of the central executive committee (now the board of trustees)

In 1951, she married Deric Holland-Martin – he later became Admiral Sir Deric and she Lady Holland-Martin

Sir Deric was the fourth son of Robert Martin Holland-Martin.

Robin Holland-Martin is the grandson of Robert Martin Holland-Martin.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2001/jul/04/guardianobituaries1

Playland 1970-1975: When protecting ‘millionaires titled and influential’ paedophile punters becomes paramount

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Friend of Prince Charles, ‘wealthy socialite’ Hornby, 35, a Lloyds’ Underwriter and younger brother of the Managing Director of W.H.Smith Sir Simon Hornby had been leading a double life

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/1972-1976-the-art-of-pervasion-playland-paedophiles-power-and-politics/

Christopher Holland-Martin MP was the sixth but fifth surviving son of Robert Martin Holland, later Holland-Martin (R License 14 August 1917), and younger brother of Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin, who was married to Rosamund Holland-Martin.

The son of the Chairman of Martins Bank

Christopher Holland-Martin was appointed a Director of Martins Bank. He also became involved in politics and was made Joint Honorary Treasurer of the Conservative Party from 1947; two years later he married Lady Anne Cavendish MBE, daughter of the Duke of Devonshire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Holland-Martin

Annual Conference – Volume 79 – Page 121

R. A. BUTLER, C.H., M.P. (Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party Organisation: I have been much moved by the warmth … After the terrible loss of our Treasurer, Christopher HollandMartin, whose memory we all revere, we are very …

Back to the Blackie Foundation Trust:

The former president of the Natural Medicines Society, Lord Colwyn — who is a current patron of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers — is counted as another of the vice presidents of the Blackie Foundation Trust.(5) That said, here it is interesting to observe that although Lord Colwyn has spent much of his life doing his best to institionalise mysticism within the British health system, he has also been at the forefront of some of the scientifcally-orientated good work of the British Fluoridation Society, the latter being a group that seeks to promote flouridation; …,an intriguing anomaly that most likely owes much to Lord Colwyn’s professional training as a dentist.

 

 

 


There seems to be more to Duncroft than meets the eye


The royal family censored a police interview related to Savile/Princess Alexandra/Duncroft.

Police cover up Savile’s claims to be friends with Queen’s cousin: Paedophile ‘visited school at centre of abuse allegations with Princess Alexandra’

  • Paedophile mentioned first trip to school at centre of abuse claims
  • He said he was with Princess Alexandra, a patron of the Duncroft school
  • Made claims during police interview, the transcription of which was edited
  • Information was removed by Surrey Police but has now been unveiled

MARGERY BLACKIE – THE WOMAN
THE SECOND BLACKIE MEMORIAL LECTURE
given by Constance Babington Smith, MBE, FRSL
delivered in the gracious presence of
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester
before an invited audience and held at
The Medical Society of London, Chandos Place, W1
on Tuesday, 23rd April, 1985.
Your Royal Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen:
It is an honour I very deeply appreciate to have been invited to give the second of the Blackie Memorial Lectures;

‘Urgent Invite’: Securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against the former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh

Department Name: Sch of Social and Political Science
Who will benefit from this research?
The research proposed has potential impact across a swathe of civil society including:
1. Investigators of alleged historical abuse, e.g. Forensic and clinical psychologists; ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers; Crown Prosecution Service (CPS); Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRS)
2. Organisations which support victims of abuse e.g. Victim Support; The Survivors Trust (TST); National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
3. Those supporting people accused and alleging innocence e.g. The Innocence Network UK (INUK); Falsely Accused Careers, Teachers and other professionals (FACT); Falsely Accused of Sexual Offences (FASO);
4. Defence solicitors and barristers specialising in charges of child/sex abuse;
5. Professional organisations e.g. NASUWT – the largest teachers’ union; Scottish Residential Child Care Workers Association (SRCCWA);
6. Charities and institutions affected by Savile’s legacy. e.g. The Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust; The (Leeds-based) Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust; The BBC.
7. Newspaper and broadcast media organisations e.g students on journalism courses
8. Policy makers

The Team


 

Conference Panel on Reducing False Allegations

Dr Mark Smith:

Basically Susanne got in touch with me a couple of years ago now saying that she had all this alternative story on this Savile case that she was starting to blog about and that she wanted to give it over to a good home.

So Ros, myself and a couple of my colleagues at Edinburgh actually managed to get some money from the Economic and Social Research Council to collate Susanne’s information.

pg 33

http://www.factuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/FACTion-6.1-web-version.pdf

Here’s another version:

From convicted paedophile/PIE member Tom O’Carroll:

Yes, Anna, or Susanne, is right at the heart of this story. Her wonderful, detailed, sceptical analyses of the claims against Savile have been highlighted here at Heretic TOC on several occasions, so I am sure we will all be delighted to hear that her work has won academic appreciation and government funding for a follow-up project.

In 2013  Anna Raccoon  sent an email to Professor Viviene Cree at the Edinburgh University School of Social and Political Science, explaining the situation and saying she hoped the university would provide a good home for her archive. That summer the Economic and Social Research Council activated its Urgency Grants Mechanism to form a research team for the recovery and collation of documents and the information stored on Anna Raccoon’s computer in the Dordogne. The full story of the research team and its project are set out in the Lancashire Magazine’s article and is recommended reading.

http://www.holliegreigjustice.uk/hgj/?p=15689

False memories?

 

http://www.factuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/FACTion-6.1-web-version.pdf

Hi Steve. Can you tell me where to locate this resource? Thanks.

Hi there. Best to contact the lead researcher, Mark Smith. Details here:

Career History

I worked and managed in residential school and care settings and in secure accommodation over a period of almost 20 years.

Mark is Head of Social Work and Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

He spent almost 20 years as a practitioner and manager in List D schools/secure accommodation, and his PhD was essentially an oral history charting changing discourses of care in Scottish residential schools.

He has research and writing interests across a wide range of residential child care policy and practice, especially around concepts of care and upbringing. He has a particular interest in European models of social pedagogy and in applying these in a Scottish context.

Keywords:  Youth crime, residential child care, Kilbrandon, social education, false allegations

http://www.sccjr

c.uk/about-us/people/mr-mark-smith/

List D schools – like Bryn etc – Home Office run til they  pass the buck.


 

How I came to be in this field
My mum and dad both went into teaching later in life and I was minded to follow them in that direction. History teachers, though, were ten-a-penny when I graduated so I worked in a bar for a while. I then responded to a job advert for a temporary residential social worker. I think the school needed some younger legs for its football team, which was run by an aging though still mad keen Head of Education. So I got taken on and as so often happens, I stayed. During my time there I took time out to do social work training at the University of Stirling, where I came across Leon Fulcher, who was Director of Social Work Education there. Fifteen years or so later Leon, who by that stage had moved to New Zealand, was responsible for putting me in touch with Thom Garfat, who has nagged me ever since to produce a monthly column for CYC-Online.
Favourite cyc experience
I’ve had a few. In 1990 a couple of colleagues and myself took a group of boys to the World cup in Italy. Overall that probably rates as my favourite experience. I wrote about it in one of my CYC-Online columns: see http://www.cyc-net.org/cycol-0608-smith.html

I was brought up and remain a Catholic and have encountered enough good priests along the way to keep me clinging to the Church’s social teaching if not always other aspects of Catholicism.

The De La Salle Brothers, with whom I worked for 8 years provided my formative experiences in child and youth care. Frank Rochford, the Head of Education and part-time football team manager mentioned above, was the wisest boss and colleague. Eddie McCabe and Onanda Randall, both sadly now dead, are the most charismatic figures I have come across – they touched lives.

Leon Fulcher introduced me to the literature on child and youth care and has been immensely supportive ever since. Through Leon I have become part of the wider child and youth care community. I remember one memorable night in Ireland drinking Guinness with Leon, Thom Garfat and Jack Phelan and a group of Irish practitioners.

I have been blessed with intelligent and supportive colleagues wherever I have worked.

Students on the MSc in Residential child care at the University of Strathclyde helped me form or reinforce my views on residential care.

http://www.cyc-net.org/people/people-smith.html

Some of his publications

Smith, M. (2003), ‘Boys to Men: Exploring Masculinity in Child and Youth Care’, Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 16 (4): 12-2

http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/social_work/smith_mark

Panicking over the past – Opinion piece by Mark Smith

2007 – Mark Smith/Ray Wyre quoted

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6927500.stm

You could try him on Twitter – not sure how much he’s on it tho!

Great. I’ll give it a try. Can you remember when the project was completed?

I think it concluded in 2015.

Mark Smith’s twitter:

Feb 23

 
Retweeted

By focusing on , what were we NOT looking at? Great blog post by & Mark Smith

Cui Bono – the c r o w n family?

University of Edinburgh – Royal Family Chancellors

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal

 

 Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, is introduced to a team from the University of Edinburgh 

HRH The Princess Royal has held the position of Chancellor of the University since March 2011.

She succeeds HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who stepped down from the role in 2010, having held it since 1953.

Royal Cover Up – Duncroft School

The royal family tried to censor police documents related to Duncroft.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2468836/Jimmy-Savile-Police-censored-2009-interview-removing-reference-Royal-Family.html

 

  

You know all those people going after Survivors? They all knew each other. From way back. Makes ya think doesn’t it?

You know all that name exposing, children’s family photographs, legal threats and RIPA requests? Aggressive, eh? Makes ya wonder, don’t it?
 

Advisors to FACT 2014 Hewson, Jervis, Furedi, Mark Smith

Margaret Jervis aka Clare Jervis

She was journalist for Social Work Today in the 80’s and early 90’s.

A contemporary of Peter Righton

After Peter Righton’s home was raided in 1992, Social Work Today printed this short report.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/peter-righton-and-the-national-childrens-bureau/amp/

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

It’s a strange article in that it fails to mention Righton’s long association with Social Work Today and the dozens of columns that he wrote for the magazine.

From Anna Raccoon 2014

Ozzie Man – “Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
annaraccoon.co.uk/2014/11/…/ozzie-man-look-on-my-works-ye-mighty-and-despair/

Nov 5, 2014 – A sorely missed commentator on this blog is Margaret Jervis who had a …. Folk like Peter Righton, doyen of the UK Social Work Establishment …

 

Margaret Jervis:

The Let Our Voices Emerge (LOVE) group and British False Memory Society criticised the commission and claimed the scale of alleged abuse in Ireland was incredulous and caused irreversible damage to those accused.

The claims sparked fury among abuse victims who branded it an outrageous attack against all Irish people.

The Survivors of Child Abuse (SOCA) held a protest against the two groups as they met in Dublin and angrily hit out at claims they had conjured up defective and exaggerated memories.

Margaret Jervis, legal advisor to the False Memory Society, linked Ireland’s large number of outstanding child abuse complaints to the Government’s “open-ended” compensation scheme and its definitions of abuse.

She described the therapy system as “a machine for manufacturing false allegations.”

LOVE promotes a positive image of religious orders in children’s homes and works to protect innocent people accused of abuse.

Founder member Florence Horsman-Hogan said people were being given incentives to exaggerate and fabricate claims of abuse.

“We believe around 30% of abuse allegations in Ireland are false…”

Ms Jervis infuriated genuine victims when she said: “The Irish are great storytellers and many, it seems, are making extreme allegations.

“The further you go back in years with allegations of abuse, the taller the stories become.”

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/child-abuse-victims-accused-of-false-claims-134754.html


“Agenda, bias, call it what you will, Margaret, but you are a professional CSA refuter, paid to help deny CSA claims.
I’ve been reading many of your articles and they all, unsurprisingly, have the same theme, dogged denial or discreditation of CSA. Cleveland was a particular interest, many now consider to be a Psyop.
Spin and propaganda is rife in the world of CSA, particularly VIP abuse.”

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/the-cps-and-the-michael-le-vell-trial/

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo:

 

Did BigEars urge Savile to get involved with the Cleveland scandal? See what it was all about? If so, why? And with what intention?

 

Did a local vicar in Cleveland write to BigEars telling of children taken away from parents and asking for his help?

 

What did BigEars, Ball’s ‘loyal friend’, know about his perverted ways and did he help to keep Ball in the country?

But we now know that Couldn’t-Carey was involved in pulling strings. And I bet BigEars was as well!

So the Gin Goblin met up with Savile’s cousin who has boxes of savile’s correspondence.

Who vetted evidence for Clarke Osbourne in the Cleveland case, Gin Goblin (Hewson) ? I hear many boxes were returned to McKenna so they needed help!


Clare Jervis‏ @mscjervis

Former staff journalist for Social Work Today

http://www.richardwebster.net/shieldfieldhowdidithappen.html

Richard Webster in 2002 with mention of Margaret Jervis and British False Memory Society.

Mr McKelvie was a child protection manager in Hereford and Worcester and worked on the conviction of paedophile Peter Righton -a former consultant to the National Children’s Bureau.

Righton, who is now dead, was also a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), before he was convicted of importing child pornography.

…Mr McKelvie said the evidence went further than just Righton and claimed he told police in 2012 there were seven boxes of potential evidence being stored by West Mercia Police. He said the evidence included letters between Righton and other alleged paedophiles.

He said: “I believe that there is strong evidence, and an awful lot of information that can be converted into evidence if it is investigated properly, that there’s been an extremely powerful elite among the highest levels of the political classes for as long as I have been alive – I’m 65 now.

“We are looking at the Lords, we are looking at the Commons, we are looking at the judiciary, we are looking at all institutions where there will be a small percentage of paedophiles and a slightly larger percentage of people who have known about it but have felt that in terms of their own self-interest and self-preservation and for political party reasons it’s been safer for them to cover it up rather than deal with it.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mps-named-again-and-again-on-child-abuse-line-g0xtb23pdjt

Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto

Andrew Soper trial: Alleged child abuse victim claims paedophile ring operated from Ealing Catholic school:

Rev Nicolas Stacey must have had links to many people on the Elm
house guest list…..

Paedophile Rings / Soper / St Benedict’s / Stacey

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabado

Interesting read on Social Work Today and Islington connections.

ONE What is it about Islington, that den of iniquity? Here’s an attempt to join a few dots …

TWO Nick Stacey, a Director of Social Services, instructed his staff not to report alleged paedophiles within Kent Social Services.

 

THREE Stacey was very close to Peter Righton. Stacey, formerly a vicar, was based in Maidstone, where Righton also lived for a time.

 

FOUR They cemented their friendship via Social Work Today and were on a steering ctte to train those working with disturbed young people.

FIVE Also in this group of 6 were John Rea Price, Director of Islington for 19 years while every one of its kids’ homes was run by paedos.

SIX When Liz Davies blew the whistle on Islington, Rea Price quickly legged it to become CEO of NCB, also based in Islington.

SEVEN Also close to Righton and Stacey was Chris Andrews, Chair of BASW and another force within SWT alongside Margaret Claire Jervis.

Read here how Andrews rushed to the defence of paedophile Peter Righton:

Chris Andrews, of BASW, described Righton at the time of his arrest as follows: He [Righton] is a highly respected figure within the residential field, particularly working with highly disturbed children. He is very much concerned with therapeutic work in child care’ (cited in Burden and Rose, ‘Porn Squad quiz Child Care Expert’).

EIGHT Margaret Claire Jervis went on to become Barbara Hewson’s close friend and fellow activist in the false allegations campaign.

NINE When Righton was arrested in 1992, Chris Andrews, who spoke for BASW, was one of the first to jump to Righton’s defence.


TEN Incredible correspondence between Chris Andrews and Tom O’Carroll reveals Andrews in his official capacity representing social workers

Here is the nasty Tom O’Carroll in correspondence with Andrews.

So Chris Andrews, GenSec of BASW and close associate of Hewson buddy Claire Jervis, was in contact with PIE and O’Carroll. Well, well, well!

Here again is Jervis associate Andrews writing to O’Carroll, boadly agreeing with PIE:

ELEVEN In it, he supports PIE’s aims and asks to become a subscriber to their magazine , Magpie.

TWELVE Magpie made no attempt to disguise its aims, even containing pages of adverts for paedophiles to link up and share chiildren.

 

Complimentary tickets to PIE event from convicted paedo Tom O’Carroll to Chris Andrews of BASW, colleague of Hewson friend Claire Jervis.

I wonder how close Jervis herself was to Righton and PIE?

 
 Isn’t it interesting how Clare Jervis pops up everywhere where there is a child abuse scandal to rubbish: Northern Ireland, Cleveland, Savile …

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Margaret Claire Jervis said the EGH list was fake

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabado
Hardly surprising: her ‘Cleveland’ friend Stuart Bell MP was on that list!
Stuart Bell known to Carol via Terry Dwyer …Bell with doctor (had known him from….)
 
Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabado

From press officer with BASW when it was cuddling up to PIE to legal adviser with survivor-bashing False Memory Society…


HRH Crafty Muvva‏ @craftymuvva

NEW BLOG POST:

ISLINGTON: The connections to PIE:

CONNECTION 1: REV NICOLAS STACEY

CONNECTION 2: PETER RIGHTON

CONNECTION 3: JOHN REA PRICE

CONNECTION 4: CHRIS ANDREWS

CONNECTION 5: MARGARET CLAIRE JERVIS

More here

Inspired by tweets



Anna Raccoon

Cleveland – Savile was there. Who sent him? Ha! Your little chum told me fuckers! False allegations  my left foot! Lost the passwords, Liar

Cleveland, two nonces in family?

Bet you didn’t know that! Boxes of proof. Cleveland CSA. Now let me think – who was it that was involved in Cleveland? It’ll come to me...

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Who vetted evidence for Clarke Osbourne in the Cleveland case, Gin Goblin? I hear many boxes were returned to McKenna so they needed help!

I’m told many boxes were returned containing too-hot-to-handle letters, including correspondence between Savile and BigEars re Cleveland.


Wonder where all Jimmy Savile’s diaries have gone? Why was Savile in Cleveland?

 You know if you have evidence of a crime and you hide it? Deliberately. Is that perverting the course of justice?

The diaries are vital evidence and could lead to other potential abusers that are alive.

 

Indeed, they were vital to his movements. Did police retrieve them from his secretary’s garage? Or were they given back to the family?

Diaries last seen in Savile Documentary when his Stoke Mandeville Secretary took them home to her garage. Where are they now?

 

Would the founding director of Radio Pennine, Richard Denby, have known Jimmy Savile, a man with strong links to several radio stations?

Sir Richard Denby’s niece Barbara Hewson allegedly met up with Jimmy Savile’s niece Amanda McKenna (who was named in Jimmy Savile’s will.

AnnaStillHereRaccoon @AnnaRaccoon2017

who they are so when they try to write about JK they will have the same treatment I’ve had. Not hide behind false names. They call him ‘Sir’ Same as Savile. They had meeting up in Leeds. Amanda, Johnny, Hewson, rabbit don’t know about moor or jervis, can’t remember.

Very interesting that @AnnaRaccoon2017 is not retracting her claim that the Gin Goblin (Barbara Hewson) met with Amanda McKenna, Savile’s niece, in Leeds!

Equally interesting that the Gin Goblin has NOT denied that this meeting took place.

Jerry Sadowitz performance from 1987 where he describes Jimmy Savile as a danger to children…

‘There have been serious allegations of child abuse in Cleveland. To my mind there is only one way to find out whether this is true or not and that’s to . . . CALL IN JIMMY SAVILE! You can’t afford to f* about! Bring in an expert!* Am I right? A friend of mine reckons Jimmy Savile is a paedophile. Rubbish — he’s a child-bender! That’s why he does all the f**** charity work: it’s to gain public sympathy for when his f***** case comes up.’

That show was called Total Abuse. And it was. Unrepeatable jokes about Princess Diana, Terry Waite, Norman Tebbit, Nelson Mandela.

One presumes he had heard the rumours and was bold enough to put them out there. The point is, what about the rest of them?

If Sadowitz, a fringe comic with no connections to TV or radio at the time, had heard enough to joke about Savile in 1987, it is fair to presume his more famous contemporaries knew, too. This would include people who have done some serious moralising in the media of late.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2216358/Jimmy-Savile-allegations-Why-did-listen-Jerry-Sadowitzs-howl-rage.html#ixzz4tznsXb8F

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Mmmh. So Anna Raccoon remembers a meeting in Leeds attended by Savile niece and brother and – wait – Barbara Hewson? No wonder she’s jittery

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

How could Amanda review the cases, wasn’t she a beneficiary of the will?

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

Is this implying that names of those who accused Savile of abuse were passed to the family? By whom?

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Weren’t lawyers involved?

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

I don’t know but either way, that’s surely a serious breach of data protection?

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

According to Anna they offered to review, but we don’t know they were permitted. Assuming the ‘boxes’ of Savile stuff were properly redacted by Osbourne?


Anna Raccoon , Savile WAS at Cleveland

Anna Raccoon @AnnaRaccoon2017 38

 

Anna Raccoon Retweeted Anna Raccoon

See? I can taunt too. Can’t get you to swap places in this bed, pity. Used me, then turned on me. You’ll pay. @HOLLIEGREIGJUST good man!

Anna Raccoon added,

Alun:

So the Gin Goblin (Hewson) met up with Savile’s (niece Amanda?) who has boxes of savile’s correspondence

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

 Hewson was meeting Savile’ s niece, Amanda? Why would she do that? What interest for an Irish barrister?
Dame Alun Roberts

Ah, got it! The Bin Goblin was never a close friend of after all! Don’t we know!

LazerLight‏ @Lazer_Light23

Gosh, and didn’t she only last month, travel up to Norfolk, with gifts and sit at her bedside? Lot of trouble for a ‘non friend’.

Alun

She was her biggest cheerleader by far. She must be frantically scared of what Anna knows and has passed onto others. Watch this space!

 

Savile would have known the doctors (Hobbs and Wynne) involved with the Cleveland case as they worked at LGI, Leeds General infirmary

Jimmy Savile’s secretary Janet Rowe at 10:16 in the video is, showing Savile’s files… there is a personal letter from Prince Charles, as well as an annotated newspaper article about the Cleveland case – the headline reads

“Marietta Higgs at centre of new sex abuse scandal”

alun:

Cleveland

I’m told many boxes were returned containing too-hot-to-handle letters, including correspondence between Savile and BigEars re Cleveland.


Cleveland Area

 

Cleveland: Unspeakable Truths

The headline summed it up: “Is this the film that should never have been made ?”.

Just as telling was that the article under it – in the TV Times – was the only national press coverage of the film. Ten years after the Cleveland Child Abuse Crisis not a single newspaper reported on a documentary which told – for the first time – the truth about what had happened to the children at the heart of a “scandal” which had gripped and divided the entire country. Not for nothing was the film called “Cleveland: Unspeakable Truths”.

For those too young to recall it – and for those who still do – it’s worth recalling the events as they unfolded.

In the spring of 1987, 121 children from the (then) county of Cleveland – an area of some 583 square km and including the economically depressed towns of Hartlepool, Redcar and Middlesbrough – were taken into temporary local authority care on suspicion of having been sexually abused. Many – in fact the majority – of the children were very young: most were pre-pubescent and in some cases so young (or developmentally delayed) as to be pre-verbal.

This was not just the biggest sexual abuse case Britain had then encountered but the very first involving multiple victims and multiple perpetrators. Others – Rochdale, Orkney, Broxtowe – would follow on in quick succession, but Cleveland was the first and it set the template.

Newspaper coverage that spring led readers to believe that the children had been “snatched” from their parents as the result of a new and untested physical diagnosis – Reflex Anal Dilatation. The press – led by the Daily Mail – reported that two paediatricians, Dr Marietta Higgs and Dr Geoffrey Wyatt, who had recently arrived at Middlesbrough General Hospital had begun using RAD to diagnose sexual abuse on children who had been brought to the hospital for petty and unrelated problems – “a child with a sore finger” became the familiar trope of these stories.

Worse, or so the papers claimed, RAD involved looking up inside children’s bottoms and was a new and “experimental” technique. Cleveland’s senior police surgeon – a local GP called Alistair Irvine, made a series of statements to the media in which he damned both RAD and Drs Higgs and Wyatt. He was backed by local MP Stuart Bell who gave a succession of highly inflammatory interviews to local television stations.

The media response was swift and overwhelming. Reporters from national newspapers, radio and television descended on Middlesbrough. The Daily Mail alone sent seven. And what were these journalists looking for ? One thing and one thing only – “innocent parents” wrongly parted from their children. And these parents – aided by Stuart Bell who had become their self-appointed champion – quickly told (and frequently sold) their stories. In a matter of weeks Cleveland went from being a small local story to a national “scandal”. All the papers and broadcasters repeated the parents claims and Stuart Bell’s allegations, and viciously attacked the paediatricians. They, along with Cleveland Council’s most senior child abuse advisor Sue Richardson, were ordered by their employers not to give any interviews or make any comment to the media.

The Tory government set up a judicial enquiry under Lord Justice (Elizabeth) Butler Sloss. The enquiry sat for a year, heard evidence from parents, social services, police, doctors, nurses and – without any apparent unease – from a champion of paedophile rights, Ralph Underwager. It cost £5 million.

But there was one very odd aspect to the enquiry. Its remit from Whitehall prohibited it from asking – let alone answering – the most important question of all: how many of the 121 children at the centre of the crisis had been abused ?

By the time the enquiry report was close to publication I had made a high-profile documentary (and written a book) about child pornography. I approached Marietta Higgs to ask if she would, on the day of publication, be interviewed by me for ITN News. After a week of negotiation it was agreed that she would do one television interview (with me), one radio interview for Woman’s Hour and speak to one newspaper (The Guardian).

I was freelance and arranged to do the interview at the studios of Tyne Tees, ITV’s franchise in the north-east. It would be quicker to feed the piece down to ITN from Newcastle than to film it and bike the tape down to London.

I read the Butler Sloss report from cover to cover. I was – given the prevailing public story – surprised to see that it did not suggest anywhere that Drs Higgs and Wyatt had wrongly diagnosed the 121 children, nor that RAD had been the sole medical evidence in most cases. The report also made clear that no child was recorded as a suspected victim of sexual abuse on medical evidence alone: Butler-Sloss had heard a wealth of testimony from social services indicating that in the vast majority of cases, there were serious concerns about the children’s welfare long before they were seen at Middlesbrough General Hospital.

The report did criticise the doctors for the problems their diagnoses caused at the hospital which had been overwhelmed. It placed restrictions on them working on child abuse cases. But it reserved its most serious and stinging criticism for Stuart Bell MP, who it found had made false ad inflammatory statements about the parents, the children and the doctors – and refused to correct them even when presented with the evidence. It also strongly criticised Alastair Irvine, the police surgeon who had been instrumental in sparking the crisis.

The headlines that afternoon (and the next morning) were extraordinary: they bore no resemblance to the findings of the report. “Sack Her” [Marietta Higgs] was one of the more moderate. I interviewed Dr Higgs – calmly and politely for half an hour. I put to her all the criticism in the report and the complaints made by the parents. She answered honestly and frankly.

While the tape was being fed to London, I was approached by Tyne Tees news journalists and by the news anchor. The former screamed at me that I had “let Higgs off the hook”; the anchor threatened to beat me up. ITN ran the interview that evening.

Eight years later I was working at Yorkshire Television’s documentaries department – the best place in the world to make serious and important films. I had produced one such film two years earlier about a major child sexual abuse network in the United States [Conspiracy of Silence – there are references on this site to this] which had been pulled by its funder, The Discovery Channel. Perhaps that should have warned me.

I happened to meet Sue Richardson at a child abuse conference during the summer of 1996. In passing she mentioned that she was very concerned about what had happened to the Cleveland children. For the next six months I quietly spoke to as many people involved in the crisis as I could. A picture quickly emerged: many – probably most – of the 121 children had been returned to their parents, even where there was clear evidence of sexual abuse. In an alarming number of cases there was a convicted sex offender living in the house – one of the trigger factors for Sue Richardson’s initial concerns. The court system had broken down under the weight of hostile news reporting: one judge refused to allow evidence “relating to children’s bottoms” in his court room. Children had been sent back to parents about whom there was a lengthy history of concern. And then there was RAD itself.

It turned out that this was not some new and experimental technique, as alleged by the police surgeon and Stuart Bell, but was more than 100 years old and was formally included in the Association of Police Surgeons’ own manual as a diagnostic tool raising suspicions of sexual abuse and requiring further enquiries if it was observed.

Late in 1997, with the wholehearted agreement of Yorkshire Television’s Head of Documentaries, I pitched the idea for a documentary about Cleveland to Channel 4. It agreed to commission the film and we went into production: Channel 4 was to pay to Yorkshire TV the sum of £150,00 to produce it and a first instalment was transferred to the company’s coffers.

My colleagues and I spent nearly three months researching and investigating. We met and informally interviewed everyone who would speak to us. Stuart Bell MP and Alastair Irvine refused point blank.

We also advertised for parents who had been caught up in the crisis. Only two came forward: a mother whose children had been sexually abused by their father (he was convicted of the abuse) and ho had tried – in vain – to get her story heard by reporters back in 1987, and a couple whose children had been among the first to be taken into care. We were also contacted by a young woman from the area who had been sexually abused by her father at the time but who was not part of the 121 taken into care.

At some point a large brown parcel arrived for us at Yorkshire TV’s studios. Anonymously-sent, it contained all the social service evidence relating to the 121 children which had been presented in camera to Butler-Sloss. This posed a dilemma: although the children’s identities had been hidden by code letters in these documents, simply by receiving them – let alone broadcasting their contents -we were committing a serious offence. Yet the evidence in the documents clearly answered the question Butler-Sloss had been forced to duck: had these children been abused ? The papers showed that the children had long histories of involvement with social services and painstakingly documented injuries. In many cases a convicted paedophile was living in their houses, and many had made very convincing disclosures of sexual activity with adults. In the end, and with Yorkshire TV’s backing, we decided they were too important to throw away.

We drove to Northallerton on a Wednesday evening, ready to begin filming the following day. At 6pm I was phoned by Yorkshire Television’s Head of Documentaries: the company’s Director of Programmes – essentially his direct boss – had issued an instruction that we were to abandon all filming and that I was to tell Channel 4 that Yorkshire TV would not make the documentary. It turned out that Stuart Bell MP had leaned on the Director of Programmes. It was a surreal – and deeply disturbing – moment. When I spoke to Channel 4 its commissioning editor couldn’t believe his ears.

Happily, Chanel 4 was then a far more serious broadcaster than it is now. Within days it had brokered a deal whereby my own production company would make the film; I would take leave of absence from Yorkshire TV to do so, and – under pain of having its lucrative daytime Countdown quiz-programme terminated by Channel 4 – Yorkshire TV would then take me back on a longer contract. The row even made the front page of the industry’s trade magazine.

But our troubles were nothing compared to those of Drs Higgs and Wyatt or Sue Richardson. The health authorities for whom the paediatricians worked refused them permission to be interviewed, and Sue Richardson was informed by her then employer – a child welfare charity – that if she appeared in it she would be dismissed. She resigned instead – and her interview was vital in conveying the truth about Cleveland.

Two telling sections of the film summed up the entire crisis. The first was a section which showed file footage of one of the Cleveland parents making an emotional appeal on a breakfast television programme: in it – and egged on by host Anne Diamond – he said he had never abused his children and demanded they be allowed home. Yet the truth was that he had been convicted of buggering his children – sometimes in front of his wife: apparently that truth was ignored by Ms Diamond and her team.

The second was the discovery that in the wake of the Butler-Sloss enquiry, the Department of Health ordered all records of all the children as a group to be destroyed. When we asked for an explanation, the Department refused to comment.

Just what was Cleveland really about ? For me it was clear: it was about the plight of children – some just toddlers – who were abused and – briefly – rescued; then re-abused by a child protection system which could not bear the pressure from politicians and press. The truth of what happened to those children was too difficult to hear. Which is why we called the film Cleveland: Unspeakable Truths.

by Tim Tate – Producer/Director of Cleveland: Unspeakable Truths

 

http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…akable-truths/

Middlesbrough diocese:

Pedophile priest, Father Joseph O'Brien

Pedophile priest, Father Joseph O’Brien

A SENIOR staff member sacked from a Roman Catholic children’s home for sexually abusing boys went on to become a priest in the same diocese

 

St William's

 

Father Joseph O’Brien, who served as a priest in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, for 15 years, had previously been dismissed for abusing a number of boys at the St William’s children’s home in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.

The case casts another shadow over the Roman Catholic Church, which has been the subject of a series of accusations that it harboured priests who abused children.

It also poses questions for Humberside Police, which was made aware of Father O’Brien’s actions but did not interview or arrest him when his history was flagged up in a formal witness statement in 2002. Father O’Brien died in January last year.

He was sacked from his position as deputy principal at St William’s in 1965 and escorted from the building. At that time, Father O’Brien was a member of the De La Salle Brotherhood, a Catholic lay order which ran the home, and was known as Brother Ambrose O’Brien.

The dismissal was formally reported to the board of managers at the home, which was part of the Middlesbrough Diocese.

But in 1972, while still a member of the De La Salle Brotherhood, he asked the then Bishop of Middlesbrough, the late Bishop John McClean, if he could train to become a priest.

The diocese has told the Yorkshire Post that the bishop sought a reference from De La Salle but was not told why Father O’Brien had been sacked from St William’s.

De La Salle has confirmed it did not in its reference say why the then Brother Ambrose O’Brien was sacked. But the brotherhood also pointed out the diocese held recorded evidence of the dismissal.

He was consequently able to train at Ushaw College in Durham and was ordained in 1975.

Father O’Brien went on to serve at churches in Middlesbrough before moving to North Yorkshire, and had a 15-year spell at All Saints in Thirsk, from where he retired in 1998.

When he died last year, aged 87, the diocese held a funeral Mass attended by the current bishop – Bishop Terry Drainey – and 20 other priests.

The diocese published details of the Mass on its website, including the homily, but there was no reference to Father O’Brien’s dismissal from St William’s.

The Yorkshire Post can also reveal that Humberside Police, which has previously been censured by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over failings in its investigation into St William’s, was told about Father O’Brien’s sacking, along with suggestions that he might have gone on to abuse other children while a priest.

A witness statement provided on January 23, 2002 by Noel Hartnett, who was himself the subject of investigation but cleared of any wrongdoing, directly identified Father O’Brien as a perpetrator. Mr Hartnett, a former Brother at the home, informed two detectives why Father O’Brien was sacked and told them that he himself was present when the home’s principal carried out the dismissal.

He also told them a priest in the diocese had approached him during the early 1990s for information on Father O’Brien because the priest had heard of allegations of more recent abuse. Mr Hartnett told police the priest said he was compiling a dossier to send to the bishop.

The priest, who has since retired and is into his 80s, denied the existence of any dossier

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:F6gKdtSSoJMJ:https://rapevictimsofthecatholicchurch.wordpress.com/category/father-joseph-obrien/+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

 

Stuart Bell was at Dolphin Square

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=V2oFBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA306&dq=Stuart+Bell+MP&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWn7HagMjWAhUBU1AKHV2nA04Q6AEITzAH#v=onepage&q=Stuart%20Bell%20MP&f=false

And her husband, a judge in KENYA

News of the World 17 July 1988

“The News of the World carried an article about Butler-Sloss’s husband.

Under the front-page headlines “Cleveland Judge Sex Scandal” and “Dame’s randy spouse frolics with vice girls” was an article reporting that he was a judge in Kenya and was ‘associating’ with prostitutes.”

http://www.c-g.org.uk/issues/shame/debs/content.htm

Asked who instigated the Cleveland inquiry in 2003 Lady Butler-Sloss replied: “I think it was my brother actually as Lord Chancellor.”

A recently discovered article from Capital Gay magazine reveals how libel threats were used to silence newspapers who reported on the Elm Guest House paedophile ring. The Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers, would personally investigate complaints from lawyers representing Elm Guest House.

Sir Michael Havers

Sir Michael Havers

Sir Michael Havers played a leading role in theSir Peter Hayman cover-up, and told Geoffrey Dickens not to name the paedophile diplomat in Parliament. Havers argued that Hayman should have retained his anonymity, and didn’t think the British public needed to know that powerful Establishment figures abused children.

Scotland Yard denied the allegations made by the Daily Express that the guest house’s visitor list included three MPs and a member of Buckingham Palace staff. A spokesman for Elm Guest House told Capital Gay “these were professional business people. We are talking about barristers, doctors, a couple of priests and a vicar”.

We now know that these “professional people” were almost certainly all child abusers. One of the barristers who visited Elm Guest House was Colin Peters QC, who was later jailed for his part in “Britain’s biggest child sex ring” which had over 150 victims. One of the priests who visited the guest house was Father Tony McSweeney, who was arrested by Operation Fernbridge in January.

It’s clear that Scotland Yard, Sir Michael Havers, and the Elm Guest House lawyers were all following the same script. It’s easy to blame the press for their part in the cover-up, but they were up against the most senior police and law officers in the country.

The most striking thing about the article is the strenuous denial of any link to the murder/disappearance of Vishal Mehrotra and Martin Allen, both of whom disappeared not far from Rocks Lane bewtween 1979 and 1981. Vishal Mehrotra went missing on the night of the Royal Wedding in 1981, when the Elm Guest House paedophiles were having a ‘Kings and Queens party’.

Scotland Yard had earlier confirmed to the Express that they were investigating connections between the missing boys and Elm Guest House. “Scotland Yard is expected to reopen files on the murder of one boy and he disappearance of another in their investigation into a VIP homosexual vice network in London.” Full article

Just a couple of months later these connections were “absolute rubbish”…

CapitalGay1982

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/elm-guest-house/page/5/

Murder link to Margaret Thatcher aide accused of raping teenage boy

Exclusive: Police are examining whether Sir Peter Morrison could have been linked to the mysterious death of young Vishal Mehrotra in 1981

 

Sir Peter Morrison, the former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party who died in 1995, was a known child molester but was never charged with any crime during his lifetime.

 

Now police are examining whether the MP for Chester could have had any link to the unsolved murder of eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra in 1981.

 

Last week a 46-year-old man told the Telegraph that Morrison raped him when he was 14, and claimed Scotland Yard covered it up.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11325064/Murder-link-to-Margaret-Thatcher-aide-accused-of-raping-teenage-boy.html

Four months after Vishal’s remains were found, police raided the Elm Guest House and questioned dozens of men, reportedly including at least 30 prominent public figures and businessmen.

Mehrotra said: “This guesthouse was right next to where Vishal disappeared. There were predatory people there who were taking young boys and abusing them. It seems to me that it all adds up, so I can’t understand why the police have again failed to get in contact with me. I think the revelations of [Jimmy] Savile and others in recent months have opened up a Pandora’s box.

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/westminster-paedophile-ring-top-tory-4957409#ICID=sharebar_twitter

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/19/father-police-covered-up-sons-murder-westminster-paedophile-ring

My Sweet Landlord @MySweetLandlord

First account of sexual assault at Elm Guest House by Peter Morrison. Didn’t Met say recently no witnesses?

 

and from the same twitter sleuth

Peter Morrison met boy in Harting, West Sussex, Summer 1982. Vishal Mehrotra’s body found Rogate, 3 miles away, Feb 1982.

Vishal Mehrotra’s body found at Durford Abbey Farm, 3 Miles from Rogate. Less than 3 miles from Harting.

MP for nearby Petersfield in 1982 was Michael Mates. Of Dolphin Square fame.

Michael Mates lived at Durford Mill, Harting. Mehrotra body found Durford Abbey Farm

Red Circle Durford Abbey Farm – Mehrotra. Orange Circle Durford Mill – Mates. 200 metres!

(Michael Mates, 902 Hawkins House, Dolphin Square. Nicholas Fairbairn, 705 Hawkins House, Dolphin Square.)

Nicholas Fairbairn and Michael Mates visit Rhodesia together.  Nicholas Fairbairn had affair with Charles Morrison’s secretary. It got messy, and Michael Mates helped clean up

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19811229&id=eMBAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1qUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5773,4467146

http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/national/11614236._Cover_up__fear_over_boy_s_murder/

Was Thatcher pressurised to make a work-shy, drunk, loose-lipped, red-faced paedosadist her PPS? Just wondering!

Why did Thatcher commit political suicide by making a drunken, lazy paedosadist her Personal Private Secretary? Was he the best available?

https://twitter.com/ciabaudo

 

 

Sir Peter Morrison organised a small Conservative dining group. Leon Brittan was a member.

Other members…Sir George Young, Alan Clark, Tim Renton (supporter of paedophile Bishop Ball)…

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=HW-rAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA185&dq=%22peter+morrison%22+%22jonathan+aitken%22+%22leon+brittan%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_wqtVO21IZfxaO2jgpAJ&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22peter%20morrison%22%20%22jonathan%20aitken%22%20%22leon%20brittan%22&f=false …

my sweet landlord:

Sir Peter Morrison was at Eton with @JWPAitken, and best man at his wedding. Hope is he called by #CSAInquiry.

 

Sir Peter Morrison was at Eton with @JWPAitken, and best man at his wedding. Hope is he called by #CSAInquiry.

 

As PPS to Sir Peter Morrison 1985-90 @IanTwinn will presumably have already given a statement to Operation Fernbridge? If not, why not?

Ian Twinn

1985-1990

Parliamentary private secretary Peter Morrison, DTI, Energy

Margaret Thatcher with Ian Twinn 1983

http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/article/60278/profile-political-animal—dr-ian-twinn-director-public-affairs-isba

 

 

People linked to Cleveland …Leon Brittan  (MP for Cleveland & Whitby),  Butler Sloss, her brother Michael Havers, Jimmy Savile, Jaconelli, Wilf Proudfoot


Leon Brittan

Member of Parliament
for Cleveland and Whitby
In office
28 February 1974 – 9 June 1983

Baroness Sloss was appointed to Cleveland abuse inquiry by brother Michael Havers

The retired judge leading the Westminster abuse probe has revealed she was appointed to run a previous sex abuse inquiry by her late brother, Lord Havers, when he was Lord Chancellor.

Baroness Butler-Sloss has been under scrutiny over her suitability to investigate claims of a child-sex ring at Westminster because of a potential conflict of interest over her Establishment connections.

Yesterday, it was claimed she had kept allegations about a bishop out of a report on a paedophile scandal because she “cared about the church”.

Now, she faces fresh criticism over her admission of the key role of Lord Havers in the Cleveland child sex abuse inquiry in 1987 which she led.

Asked who instigated the Cleveland inquiry in 2003 Lady Butler-Sloss replied: “I think it was my brother actually as Lord Chancellor.”

Tory child abuse whistleblower: ‘Margaret Thatcher knew all about underage sex ring among ministers’

Former activist Anthony Gilberthorpe says he sent Thatcher a 40-page dossier in 1989 accusing Cabinet members of abusing underage boys

Anthony Gilberthorpe says he sent her a 40-page dossier in 1989 accusing Cabinet members of abusing underage boys at drug-fuelled conference parties.

Mr Gilberthorpe, who claims he was ordered to recruit boys for the ministers, says he posted the “graphic” allegations to Mrs Thatcher after befriending her.

Mr Gilberthorpe, who was a young Tory hopeful when he was asked to recruit for the parties, said: “I outlined exactly what I had witnessed and informed her I intended to expose it.

“I had met Mrs Thatcher on several occasions and even presented her with a birthday cake in 1983. I believed she had to know.”

He said that being overlooked for the safe Tory seat of Gloucester in April 1986 made up his mind to shop the ministers. “I believe I was stitched up and it gave me an insight into the treacherous nature of the party,” he added.

“It was one of the reasons I decided reveal what I’d witnessed. I made it very clear to Mrs Thatcher most trusted ministers had been at these parties with boys who were between 15 and 16.

“I also told her of the amount of illegal drugs like cocaine that were consumed.

Anthony Gilberthorpe and Mrs Thatcher in 2003
And again: Anthony Gilberthorpe and Mrs Thatcher in 2003 (Image: Sunday Mirror)

“I underlined the names of Keith Joseph, Rhodes Boyson and one MP still serving today. I also said I had seen Michael Havers at a party in Blackpool held at the hotel pool in 1983.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-child-abuse-whistleblower-margaret-3849172

Former Attorney General Sir Michael Havers is today accused of passing on state secrets to a rent boy in the aftermath of a sordid sex party in Westminster.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/top-conservative-mp-revealed-secrets-4030872

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

YORKSHIRE RIPPER PETER SUTCLIFFE LINKED TO TWO UNSOLVED MURDERS IN SWEDEN IN THE 1980

The Yorkshire Ripper and the unsolved Swedish murders

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Who were the Ripper’s defence team, Martin?

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

James Chadwin QC was Sutcliffe’s Counsel.

Micheal Havers was prosecution.

Chadwin also defended Arkwright.

“Prosecutor” Havers

The need for an inquiry was taken up in the House of Commons by Yorkshire MPs, who also attacked the Attorney-General, Sir Michael Havers, for his role in the prosecution. Sir Michael opened the 15-day trial by telling the judge, Sir Justice Boreham, he did not believe that Sutcliffe was guilty of murder. He told the judge he accepted the view of doctors who diagnosed Sutcliffe as a schizophrenic.

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/1981/may/23/1

Michael Havers, brother of child abuse inquiry judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was accused of ‘cover up’

 

Late brother of Baroness Butler-Sloss, judge in charge of Westminster child abuse inquiry, was attorney general who refused to prosecute paedophile spy Sir Peter Hayman

Sir Peter Hayman, left, and former attorney general Sir Michael Havers
Paedophile diplomat Sir Peter Hayman, left, and former attorney general Sir Michael Havers

Stuart Bell listed on Elm Guest House list

link

The name “Stuart Bell” appears on the Elm House documents, though it is not clear if it refers to the late MP for Middlesbrough.

He chose to resign his post after the Cleveland child abuse scandal which occupied two years of his life, after making unsubstantiated accusations of ‘clinical error’ against local paediatricians and child sexual abuse specialists.

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

He then played a pivotal role in the passage of the Children Act which, he said, replaced “confusing, unfair” laws. Sir Stuart helped draft the new law and was instrumental in its passage.

he was appointed Second Church Estates Commissioner to handle relations between church and state.

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/stuart-bell—miners-son-3669656

Neil Kinnock brought Bell on to the front bench as a Northern Ireland spokesman.

By his mid-30s miner’s son Stuart Bell, , was a millionaire international lawyer and a Name at Lloyd’s with homes and offices in Paris and London, and had written his first novel. The book was a raunchy semi-autobiographical story of little literary merit…

Intent on becoming “a writer” he relocated to Paris, where he worked as a clerk in a law firm among whose clients was the European office of Walt Disney.

With such a prestigious client he quickly found others, including Hewlett Packard and General Motors, and started to specialise in the lucrative area of European trade and international tariffs. His success was speedy and he expanded to offices in the exclusive Avenue Montaigne, premises that had been the wartime headquarters of American Forces (complete with an “Oval Office”).

Although he had borrowed a house in the constituency from his Daily Mirror friend while contesting Hexham, and as a city councillor in Newcastle upon Tyne (1981-83), his jet-setting pursuit of politics soon started to eat into his fortune. First he had to sacrifice his magnificent country home (swimming pool, tennis court) in Chantilly, outside Paris, then his young mistress, and finally his senior partnership in a firm that employed more than a dozen lawyers, and along with it his apartment (Eiffel Tower view) in Avenue Montaigne. Until his election, when he became entitled to an MP’s salary of £15,308, he was reduced to seeking work as a barrister on the Northern Circuit.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sir-stuart-bell-labour-mp-who-defended-constituents-over-the-cleveland-child-abuse-scandal-8212414.html

Malcolm Bell, son of Middlesbrough MP Stuart Bell, stole blank cheques from the office of George Galloway MP while working for his father as a House of Commons researcher.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1766321.stm

Wilf Proudfoot was Member of Parliament for Cleveland, his secretary, Christine Holman (the future Christine Hamilton)

Radio 270 was also attacked in Parliament. Mr Proudfoot had previously been a Conservative MP and, as someone with an interest in politics, offered late night airtime on his station to various politicians. Harvey Proctor, a student at the University of York and Chairman of the University Conservative Association, was invited to produce a number of half-hour political programmes for Radio 270. Right-wing Tory MP Patrick Wall took part in one show during which he spoke in favour of recognising the illegal Smith regime in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Government MPs were incensed but Mr Proudfoot defended his actions by saying that Labour representatives had been offered equal time, but had turned it down. The political broadcasts continued. Harvey Proctor later became an MP himself, representing Basildon from 1979 to 1983 and Billericay from 1983 to 1987, before a sex scandal ended his Parliamentary career.

Heath’s  autobio covers the fact that he used Young Conservatives for ‘information gathering and propoganda’ assistance.

http://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/270b.htm

Radio 270’s office was run by Maggie Lucas (now Maggie White) and, DJ Noel Miller’s then wife, Carole. Maggie casts her mind back:

Maggie Lucas.
“I had previously worked for (Managing Director) Wilf Proudfoot when he was Member of Parliament for Cleveland and this was how I came to work for 270 some months after it went to air. In the interest of economy the office had moved into the large family room at the Proudfoots’ Scarborough home, adjacent to the purpose-built offices of the Proudfoot Supermarkets.

Savile and Cleveland – Saltburn

Saltburn fixed it for Jimmy.

Sir Jimmy replied and said: “Saltburn, Teddy’s Nook and the Kellys was my first taste of the grand life. Such space inside and out, such views.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Saltburn+fixed+it+for+Jimmy.-a0271520091

The Cottage, Teddys Nook, Marine Parade, Saltburn-by-the-sea, Cleveland

It was JS’ cousins (the Kelly family) who rented ‘The Cottage’ in Saltburn – and he was a frequent visitor apparently. It is actually a mini-mansion in spite of its modest name. The Cottage is nick-named ‘Teddy Nook’ because in the 1870s Lillie Langtry entertained the future Edward VII there.

link

Lillie Langtry

She was also known for herrelationships with noblemen, including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Shrewsbury, and Prince Louis of Battenberg.

Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, was a British naval officer and German prince related to members of the British Royal Family.

He married a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and was the father of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who also served as First Sea Lord from 1954 to 1959. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, is his grandson.

In April 1879, Langtry had a short affair with Prince Louis of Battenberg

Lillie Langtry allegedly bore him an illegitimate daughter, Jeanne Marie

In June 1880, she became pregnant. Her husband was not the father; she led Prince Louis to believe that he was.

Prince Louis’ son, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, had always maintained that his father was the father of Jeanne Marie.[23]

Langtry’s father was Rector and Dean of Jersey he nevertheless earned an unsavoury reputation as a ‘ladies man’ fathering illegitimate children by various of his parishioners

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

Langtry was a regular in high society- and counted Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle as close friends

Langtry became an American citizen in 1897 and died in Monte Carlo in 1929 aged 75.

She is rumoured to have been the inspiration for the character of Irene Adler in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tale A Scandal In Bohemia.

AMONG the women who were to succeed Lillie as the antidote to Bertie’s boredom was the voluptuous Mrs Alice Keppel, daughter of a baronet, whose husband’s forbearance was rewarded by membership of the Royal Victorian Order.

Our own Prince of Wales, Bertie’s great-great grandson, is not a serial philanderer – for would not the tabloids tell us? – but it is a neat symmetry that Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles, cited by Princess Diana as the third person in her unhappy marriage, should be Alice Keppel’s great-granddaughter

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/7134029.Teddy_s_Nook_and_a_royal_dalliance/

A house on Saltburn Road, Saltburn
A house on Saltburn Road, Saltburn
In its original form this property may have been the ‘lodge’ of a larger house which is nearby, known as Teddy’s Nook.

Teddy Nook

http://northeasthistorytour.blogspot.com/2012/01/teddys-nook-nz666216.html

Sir Jimmy Savile, who died in October aged 84, had a strong link to Saltburn, in particular to the large villa overlooking the pier known as Teddy’s Nook. He praised his friendship with the family who owned the house to his success in his career. It was owned in the 1930s by Bill Kelly, of Middlesbrough stockbrokers Stancliffe’s, and his wife was Jimmy’s aunt Meg. Jimmy, who then lived in a workaday part of Leeds, used to visit Teddy’s Nook and enjoyed holidays with his cousins, as the Kelly’s had a large family. Mike Morrissey, of Saltburn, discovered the link when Jimmy replied to a letter he wrote to him via St James’s Hospital, Leeds, where Jimmy worked as a volunteer.Saltburn, Teddy’s Nook and the Kelly’s was my first taste of the grand life. Such space, inside and out, such views,” wrote the larger-than-life celebrity, charity fund-raiser, and marathon runner. “Auntie Meg was my mother’s sister. By a fluke she married someone called Kelly, the same as her maiden name. “Coming from a low-income family (in those days were were called `poor’) the Kelly household had a great effect on me. “One of my first pre-teen feelings was `If it’s possible for them, surely it must be possible for me.’ “And so it proved, but my bit of success would have been impossible had I not seen it at Saltburn first. All my cousins were quite super and all in all it was a magic experience in a magic place.” The PS to his letter was:I often sneak into town disguised as Robert de Niro.” Mike wrote to Sir Jimmy because he was researching Teddy’s Nook for a talk he gave to Saltburn and District Retired Men’s Forum in about 1995. “I’ve always felt his memory of the Kelly family and its effect on his career was remarkable,” said Mike. “His letter was written on the other side of my note to him. He signed it with a smily face in the loop of the “J” in his signature. Great!”

http://www.funeralsearch.co.uk/sirjimmy2.php?page=24

Teddy’s Nook – It was also the family home of Audrey Collins MBE, who served as Mayor of Saltburn and chair of the South Tees Health Authority. Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital has named a teaching unit in her honour.

link

Audrey Collins MBE lived at the nook from 1960-87

https://issuu.com/seasalt/docs/tott_june2017

Audrey Collins who lived in the same house that Savile visited, and who was fond of Leon Brittan

What do they know – Cleveland

Day 3 – 13.8.1987: Christopher Payne (Cleveland Constabulary); Audrey Collins, Regina Shakespeare and Ian Donaldson …

The Cleveland Report:by Judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss

The parents generally praised the South Tees Health Authority

Audrey Collins pg 56 –

She was a keen supporter of Leon Brittan…”a wonderful MP for Saltburn”

Cleveland police refused to investigate signs of anal abuse and publicly condemned doctors and social services for intervening. The Government (Butler Sloss’ brother Michael Havers) called in a judge, Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, to sort it out.

Contrary to myth, her report did not dispute doctors’ clinical findings of anal abuse.

In Cumbria, as in Cleveland, the police not only did nothing, they did it with determination – they ignored the abuse alarm raised by the forensic pathologist and resisted a mandatory Serious Case Review.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/poppi-worthington-case-takes-us-back-to-the-cleveland-abuse-scandal-a6830011.html

The “gang”

REPORT by Barbara Hewson : Campaigning organisation FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers)’s Spring Conference on Wrongful Accusations of Abuse was held on May 30th, under the aegis of Cardiff Law School.

The day concluded with a panel discussion and Q & A involving me, the criminal barrister and blogger Matthew Scott (here), Dr Mark Smith of Edinburgh University, former Duncroft resident Susanne Cameron-Blackie (who blogs as ‘Anna Raccoon’), and leading criminal defence solicitor, Chris Saltrese. The subject was how to reduce false allegations.

http://thejusticegap.com/2015/06/the-misery-of-false-allegations/

Comments:

rabbitawayJune 21, 2015 5:57 pm

Only just seeing this today ! Good reporting Barbara (Hewson) especially the stories about Police ‘trawling’ for ‘victims’, appalling.
My only gripe would be that neither Mark Smith or ‘Anna Raccoon’ appear to have mentioned the University research project relating to the Savile claims.Much talkof ‘post Savile’ but, he, or rather, his loved ones, have had to endure three years of, what many now believe are ‘false’ claims repeated in the media on an almost daily beside.
Several bloggers including myself have been investigating the Savile claims for more than two years. A fact noted here –

‘So began a three year unofficial investigation into the Duncroft allegations that had sparked the 2012 nationwide Savile Scandal.

Cameron-Blackie collated further information gathered by three other blogging investigators known as Moor Larkin, Rabbitaway and The Rockphiles.’

Here’s the link the more folk know the better. Shame no-one bothered to mention it on the day !

http://www.yorkshireridingsmagazine.com/local-news/jimmy-savile-moral-panic-tracked-by-computer-in-dordogne/

http://thejusticegap.com/2015/06/the-misery-of-false-allegations/

http://hardcastleintel.blogspot.co.u…r-labeled.html

Mister Hardcastle, it transpires, is quite a fan of Anna Racoon aka Susanne Nundy, who has been described on various internet forums as an MI5 disinformation agent. He gives her a hearty recommendation on his website.

Apparently convicted paedophile Jonathan King is also a fan of Mister Hardcastle’s articles and has brought them to the attention of Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian :-

https://twitter.com/KingOfHits/statu…28016389713920

Make of that what you will.


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Social work professor denies he is an ‘apologist for child abusers

A PROFESSOR of social work who previously ran secure units for children in Edinburgh where youngsters were sexually abused has claimed the evidence against child abusers can be “flimsy” and he hasn’t come across a case yet where he has been convinced of guilt.

Mark Smith also admitted that when he heard the details of some charges he has thought, “I’ve done that”. The University of Dundee academic previously managed council care homes for traumatised young girls in Edinburgh, including St Katharine’s home.

One former carer at St Katharine’s, Gordon Collins, took advantage of his position of trust to groom, molest and rape teenagers between 1995 and 2006 at the home. He was jailed last year for the historical abuse of four girls. Another man, Kevin Glancy, was jailed in 2008 for possessing 239 pictures and 70 video clips of child abuse.

Smith wrote an article entitled “Criminalising everyday care” for a legal news website about miscarriages of justice.

One campaign group which supports survivors of abuse has described Smith as “an apologist for child abusers”. Smith’s former employer, City of Edinburgh Council, distanced themselves from Smith and insisted all convictions against its former employees are “safe”.

Smith has defended his article, claiming he has not tried to deny “genuine abuses”. His current employer, the University of Dundee, also defended the academic’s right to “freedom of speech”.

Smith said in his article he had “come uncomfortably close to cases of historical abuse over the past dozen or so years” and had given evidence to both prosecution and defence and been a witness in cases where he has “worked directly with the accused”.

He wrote: “I have not come across a case yet where I have been convinced of guilt. In fact I have been horrified by the flimsiness, indeed the banality, of the evidence that finds its way to court. Not only that, I found myself thinking on hearing of some charges: “I’ve done that”.

Smith, who participated in a Scottish Government review of secure accommodation for young people in 2005, goes on to say the prosecution of historical child abuse cases “owes very little to evidence of actual abuse but is driven by shifting attitudes and assumptions about how to care for children”.

Citing the case of a former colleague who was convicted of abusing boys at a residential school where they both worked in the 1980s – and who Smith said was wrongfully convicted – Smith said when staff showered with young boys “cold water may have been thrown about – bodies flicked with rolled-up towels” and insisted “all of this was done in fun – I don’t believe for a minute that any boy was traumatised”.

Smith said it’s not only “the odd bad apple” who may face prosecution, adding that he fears every carer who worked in a residential setting “risks becoming caught in the cross hairs” of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

Abuse survivor David Whelan, of campaign group Former Boys and Girls Abused (FBGA), was targeted by paedophile John Porteous who was jailed in 2002 for historical sex offences against boys. He said: “Mark Smith fails to recognise that many people were actually convicted of crimes in a court of law. His article is an attempt to discredit genuine victims. I would go as far as to say he’s an apologist for child abusers.

“He’s excusing behaviour that wasn’t normal, such as carers showering with children. When adults did do this they had a propensity to abuse children. In my own case my abuser John Porteous used to shower with the boys. Mark Smith seems to suggest this wasn’t a sexually-motivated act.”

Janine Rennie of Wellbeing Scotland, an organisation that supports survivors of abuse, said she was “extremely angry” by Smith’s claim that he is unconvinced of the guilt of convicted child abusers.

She said: “Of 1,500 case files we have there’s not one we’d assess in the same way he has. I am concerned that this social work lecturer doesn’t see the significance of child abuse or understand how difficult it is for survivors to talk about their experiences. It takes a huge amount of courage for a survivor to come forward, so these entirely inappropriate views are very dangerous and could discourage people from speaking to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry or indeed the police.”

Abuse survivor Dave Sharp, founder of SAFE (Seek and Find Everyone Abused in Childhood) was beaten and raped by a Christian Brother in a shower room at St Ninian’s school in Fife. He said: “People who make these kinds of comments which play down abuse must be scrutinised.”

A senior source at City of Edinburgh Council said the local authority does not share Smith’s views and they have “no doubt about the safety of convictions” of former residential care staff.

A spokesman for the council added: “The views expressed in no way represent the views of the council and we would refute them. We are co-operating fully with the current Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. We work closely with Police Scotland and our partner agencies to investigate any allegations of abuse, whether current or historical.”

A spokesman for the University of Dundee said: “One of the core principles of academic freedom is freedom of speech and we support that for all of our academics.”

Smith told the Sunday Herald: “The question I have addressed in my article, which was first published more than four months ago, is one that is of considerable debate – whether the application of modern standards to behaviour that occurred decades ago and in a time of different cultural norms means people are at risk of being unfairly prosecuted or demonised.

“In doing this I have not made reference to specific cases. What I have said is descriptive of practices at the time, which were commonplace and open.

“This is not an attempt in any way to deny genuine abuses that took place or make apologies for truly awful behaviour.

“Of course we do not want to discourage victims of abuse to come forward.

“But we also have to be extremely careful we are not making abusers of people who took part in innocent practices, which is the essence of my article.

“I would stress that I speak on the basis of decades of experience in the area of residential care and claims of abuse.”

Comments:

Sack him and keep him away from children for the rest of his life.

I have worked in child protection cases for a quarter of a century and this man appalls. Whoever has the power to do so please protect children from this loathsome apologist for abusers.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15684392.Social_work_professor_denies_he_is_an__apologist_for_child_abusers_/?ref=twtrec

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo4

Here’s a convicted paedophile (Jonathan King)  praising research by the Jimmy-Savile-Is-A-Saint brigade trying to whitewash a paedophile who snuffed it before he could be convicted:

Securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile

Dr Mark Smith, Dr Steve Kirkwood and Dr Ros Burnett, The University of Oxford

This project, awarded under an ESRC call for ‘Urgent’ research, aims to secure data that might otherwise be lost, relating to allegations made against the former DJ, Jimmy Savile. The initiative for the project came from a lawyer and writer who is a former resident of Duncroft School (from whence the initial allegations against Savile emanate), and whose blogging activity under the name of ‘Anna Raccoon’ has generated a substantial body of related correspondence and contacts which provide and could lead to information not yet in the public domain. We aim to collate and archive Anna Raccoon’s blog posts, comments on these and to interview key staff and former residents from Duncroft School. The data gathered will be digitally archived and made available to other researchers. It is likely to be of interest to social and cultural historians, criminologists, lawyers and social workers amongst others.

The research team consists of Mark Smith and Steve Kirkwood from Social Work, Clare Llewellyn from Informatics and Ros Burnett, a criminologist from the University of Oxford.

http://www.socialwork.ed.ac.uk/research/grants_and_projects/current_projects/securing_a_data_set_on_allegations_of_sexual_abuse_made_against_the_former_disc_jockey,_jimmy_savil

mike barnes @MichaelBarnes54

Alan Rusbridger & convicted paedophile Tom O’Carroll

2013

Below is a comment left on this blog by the source of Tom Watson’s PMQ about “a powerful political paedophile ring”. It raises many questions about why The Guardian are still not covering the national scandal of children procured from care homes being abused by rich and poweful paedophiles, while at the same time giving a platform to paedophile activist Tom O’Carroll. When reading this bear in mind that Tom O’Carroll has a conviction for possession of a collection of 50,000 images and films of children as young as 6 being raped and tortured. This was not mentioned in The Guardian’s coverage.

I feel obliged to share with you my correspondence with Alan Rusbridger on the matter and let your followers come to their own conclusions

On January 3rd Jon Henley wrote an article in the Guardian entitled ” Paedophilia : bringing dark desires to light

I wrote to the Editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, the following :-

I was a Guardian reader for over 40 years until you made the decision to publish an article described by Tom O’Carroll on his website as ” the first I have ever seen in a mainstream media outlet giving significant coverage to research suggesting that paedophilia is not intrinsically harmful.That was superb, confirming my long held view that Alan Rusbridger is the best ever editor of the world’s greatest English – language newspaper. ”

O’Carroll goes in to great detail on his website about the actual process by which you and Jon Henley made contact with him – what a disgrace you are, allowing this man to view it as a great triumph for him because that is exactly how I viewed it despite your pathetic attempt to justify publishing the article and Henley’s response to Tom Watson MP. ( see Tom Watson’s blog )

Tom O’Carroll is a clever but very dangerous and evil man.

I am as qualified as anyone after 37 years working in child protection and specialising for many years in the investigation of child sexual abuse and the investigation of highly organised rings to know the full extent of the harm done to children and young people by predatory paedophiles like O’Carroll

I am the person who contacted Tom Watson which led to his PMQ on October 24th last year. Before Christmas I agreed to be interviewed by one of your most senior journalists – that now feels like a big mistake given your coverage of O’Carroll’s views and what came across to me as an attempt to find positives in what is one of the most heinious crimes in any society.

( I provided the Guardian with all the information I passed to Tom Watson but not one word of it has appeared in print by them to date )

You should be heading a campaign to close down sites like O’Carroll’s and I strongly believe he should be arrested for the content alone. The almost total lack of coverage by the British media of the events leading up to the setting up of Operation Fernbridge, despite the availability of numerous potential stories that are not sub judice linked to high level historic abuse, is exceptionally worrying.

Paedophiles like Savile, Peter Morrison, Cyril Smith, Sir Peter Hayman were so confident of establishment support they didn’t need to operate in secret they could be as indiscreet as they wished knowing that even if they came to the attention of the Police nothing would come of it and the full weight of the Attorney General and The Director of Public Prosecutions and their underlings would be brought in to play ” in the public interest ”

In what way was ” our ” collective national security protected by the security services when they covered up Cyril Smith’s systematic abuse of children ? ”

The vast majority of the population of this country know that national security when used in these circumstances has absolutely nothing to do with ” our ” collective security but everything to do with being a cover for sustaining the power of the wealthy and privileged.

Your newspaper and you and Jon Henley in particular have very badly let that vast majority down – after Savile we had the opportunity for this to be a watershed moment but the backlash started by the allegedly mistaken identity of a certain individual has gathered momentum and if I had been told that the Guardian would be in the vanguard of that backlash I would never have believed it ”

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger

This is the reply I received from Alan Rusbridger :-

” Thanks for your letter.

I thought Jon Henley wrote an intelligent piece about the mixed academic and medical opinion on paedophilia.

I did not take it to be in any way a defence of child sexual abuse or paedophilia.

I think it desirable, not irresponsible, to write seriously about in-depth research into this disturbing area of life.

I was interested to read about how thinking had changed over time and to hear from a range of experts who deal with offenders

It was,to my mind, a calm and informative piece.

Tom O’Carroll’s speculation as to the genesis of the piece is wide of the mark. We did briefly meet at the Guardian’s readers’ week-end earlier last year. But this had no connection with Jon Henley’s piece.

You will be aware that the Guardian was responsible for exposing the case of mistaken identity to which you refer in your final paragraph. I don’t accept that the paper is in the ” vanguard” of any ” backlash ” after the unmasking of Savile. Our article about Lord McAlpine was of a peice with the intelligent approach that Henley showed in his own article.This is, I accept, a difficult subject and the Gurdian will continue to cover it thoroughly and calmly ”

I contacted Alan Rusbridger a week ago to advise him that I intended to post our respective views on your website
I have not received a response so must assume he has no objection

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/alan-rusbridger-convicted-paedophile-tom-ocarroll/

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http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/jailed-for-vile-child-porn-stash-1-945543

In November 1985, Rusbridger had a brief stint as a Royal reporter following the Prince and Princess of Wales around Melbourne, Australia.

https://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/diana-princess-of-wales/charles-amazed-lady-dis-yes/

He is a governor of the Ditchley Foundation,[23]

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

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Set in a wooded and pastoral countryside, Ditchley lies twelve miles north of Oxford, and within easy reach of Heathrow Airport and Central London. The original owners, the Lee Family, had hosted English monarchs there since the days of Queen Elizabeth I. The use of the house as an international conference centre aptly reflects its history and its transatlantic heritage. Built in the eighteenth century, this residence has served as the site of a number of distinguished international meetings, most notably during World War II when it occasionally became the weekend retreat of Sir Winston Churchill.

http://www.ditchley.co.uk/the-foundations

Like the similar Bilderberg meetings, discussions are private and non-attributable.

Ditchley Foundation:

Paul Boateng

Shami Chakrabarti, CBE. Director of Liberty/NCCL

Baroness Virginia Bottomley  – Formerly Secretary of State for Health and for National Heritage.

Chris Patten

Lord Charles Aldington

Malcolm Rifkind

Jack STRAW

Lord HURD

Michael HOWARD

Lord CARRINGTON

David CAMERON.

Rt Hon. Dominic GRIEVE,

http://www.ditchley.co.uk/the-foundations/the-ditchley-foundation/honorary-governors


Ralph Underwager and the Cleveland child abuse inquiry

Most people’s memory of the Cleveland child abuse scandal in 1987 would be of a nationionwide media storm involving ‘falsely accused’ parents whose children had been taken away by over-zealous social workers who had misdiagnosed child sexual abuse.

But the truth was much darker. The majority of the children had been sexually abused and many were subsequently made to return to the homes they were abused in. The Department of Health “actively withheld and concealed” evidence from an independent panel which showed that 93 of the 121 Cleveland children had been found by the courts to be at risk of abuse.

 

In 1989, the Department of Health destroyed all records relating to the children. Within two years of the original controversy, many of the children had been re-referred to social services.

Frank Cook, Labour MP for Stockton on Tees, said: “I’m astonished and dumbfounded. Had we known what I have only just now learnt, then it would have made a major difference to the Children’s Act and to attitudes to abuse”.

The Butler-Sloss inquiry into the Cleveland case heard evidence from an American ‘child abuse expert’ called Ralph Underwager. He spoke out on behalf of the ‘falsely accused’ parents and many of his recommendations made their way into the Butler-Sloss report. The Butler-Sloss report, as Frank Cook pointed out, went on to influence both Children’s Act and also the subsequent handling of countless child abuse inquiries.

 

Underwager_RalphA few years later, Ralph Underwager was exposed by an interview he gave to a European paedophile magazine called Paidika, in which he said child sexual abuse was “God’s Will”.

Here are some extracts from the interview, which can be found here:

Underwager: Paedophiles can boldly and courageously affirm what they choose. They can say that what they want is to find the best way to love….Paedophiles can make the assertion that the pursuit of intimacy and love is what they choose. With boldness they can say, “I believe this is in fact part of God’s will

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/ralph-underwager-and-the-cleveland-child-abuse-inquiry/

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Elizabeth Butler Sloss and Camilla

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Cleveland Police investigating ’20 to 30′ historic child sexual abuse cases

Force confirm that they are looking into “historic cases” in the wake of coverage of high profile sexual abuse cases

2014

Retired senior judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was named as the chairwoman of a wide-ranging review into historical child sex abuse.

Baroness Butler-Sloss led the Cleveland child abuse inquiry in the late 1980s.

However after pressure because of her family links with the case – including a call from former Redcar MP and solicitor general Vera Baird to stand down – the former judge confirmed she would withdraw from the post.

Butler-Sloss had faced intense criticism because her brother, the late Sir Michael Havers, was attorney general during the 1980s when reports of child abuse were allegedly not examined properly.

Islington Council orders new inquiry into ex-mayor’s alleged pro-paedophile past

21 September 2017

The proposed inquiry will explore evidence that the councillor who oversaw social services as Islington’s horrific abuse scandal came to light in the early 1990s had been a member of a pro-paedophile organisation.

The Gazette reported earlier this year on ex-councillor Sandy Marks’ alleged links to a clandestine group called Fallen Angels, which was supportive of paedophilia and lobbied for paedophile rights.

She denies these allegations.

Now a top barrister has said the Gazette’s investigation calls into question the validity of an earlier independent report into child abuse at Islington’s care homes, the White Report

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/islington-council-orders-new-inquiry-into-ex-mayor-s-alleged-pro-paedophile-past-1-5205029?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

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Nettie Pollard PIE Member #70, Barry Prothero, former PIE Chairman Tom O’Carroll, Fallen Angels Tim Brown, Sandy Marks and Adrian Fulford


Adrian Fulford  – an adviser to the Queen

Lord Justice Fulford backed paedophile campaign

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26502420


 

 

Islington’s first children’s home, New Park House. Cuffley Herts

 

Islington

27 July 2017

Town hall takes step toward reopening investigation…but survivors’ groups urge caution

Islington Council has appointed a pair of top lawyers to examine evidence linking former mayor Sandy Marks to a pro-paedophile campaign group in the early 1980s, and whether a government inquiry into the rape and assault of children over at least three decades could have been skewed.

James Goudie QC and Holly Stout have been asked to advise the council whether or not this newspaper’s investigation “could reasonably be said to call in question the integrity of the White Report” – the Department of Health’s 1995 probe that found no evidence of organised child abuse, but heavily criticised the council’s response to the allegations.

Dr Davies greeted the lawyers’ appointment with caution, pointing out Mr Goudie QC – a deputy high court judge – is acting for Lambeth Council over its own kids’ abuse scandal. Lambeth admitted liability last year for the abuse that took place at the Shirley Oaks home, but survivors were dismayed this week to discover the council – under Mr Goudie QC’s direction – would administer the payout scheme itself instead of appointing an independent panel as is usual.

In addition, eligibility criteria for receiving payouts mean many survivors will miss out, according to a spokesperson for Lambeth survivors’ group Shirley Oaks Survivors’ Association.

As survivors, SOSA is appalled that this man is being selected.”

Dr Davies said: “We were hoping for a QC with a criminal law background, or children’s law – [Mr Goudie’s] background is public administration, which made us think he’s been brought in to defend the council.”

She also questioned the terms of reference, saying: “We wouldn’t have phrased it like that.

“‘Call into question the integrity of the White Report’? We didn’t think it had much integrity. We’ve been criticising it [for years].

“I was the social worker who said 61 children were victims of a network of abuse and [yet] the White Report said there was no evidence of a network. That completely undermined all the work I was doing.”

Dr Davies said she would have preferred the lawyers to examine not just the White Report, and the 13 internal Islington Council probes that led up to it, but the period afterwards at the town hall.

And she said it was vital that the lawyers interviewed social workers and councillors from the time rather than simply carrying out a “paper exercise” – an area in which she believes the White Report failed.

Both Mr Goudie QC and Ms Stout are from the 11 King’s Bench Walk chambers in the City.

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/kids-abuse-scandal-town-hall-takes-step-toward-reopening-investigation-but-survivors-groups-urge-caution-1-5124026


Islington’s pro-paedophile activists’ network: Roger Moody and Sandy Marks

n March 1991 Roger Moody, pro-paedophile rights campaigner and paedophile political activist, wrote to the Islington Gazette (address given as Liverpool Road, N1), identifying himself “as a youth worker who until recently worked in a school-based youth project”.

Was Roger Moody employed in Islington as a youth worker based within a school? Which school was he working within? Was Islington Council his employer?

Within 18 months of Moody losing his job, the Evening Standard exposed the extent to which Islington’s children’s homes had been infiltrated by paedophiles, pornographers and pimps.

More on Roger Moody’s pro-paedophile activism and prolific writings and his links with politicians alluded to his in book ‘Indecent Assault’

The third meeting of the Conspiracy Against Public Morals committee (PIE’s legal defence publicists, strategists and fundraisers) gathered on 11 September 1979.

Six months’ previously in April 1979 Moody had been acquitted of 4 counts of indecent assault and 1 count of attempted buggery on a 10 year old boy — with the help of a character witness statement from an MP read out in court for his defence.

CAPM attendees included NCCL’s former and future Gay Rights Officers, Nettie (PIE Member No 70) Pollard and Barry Prothero, PIE Chairman and defendant Tom O’Carroll, Fallen Angels Tim Brown and Sandy Marks (future Islington councillor and Chair of Social Services Committee) and Adrian Fulford (now Lord Justice Adrian Fulford — Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales).

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Was Roger Moody the Roger in attendance at the CAPM committee alongside Sandy Marks? If so, was Sandy Marks aware Roger Moody, as an out and proud self-proclaimed paedophile worked with children in Islington and continued to do so until at least 1991? If aware of Moody’s views on the positive benefits paedophiles bring to the social welfare of children when working in child-care roles, did Sandy Marks take any steps once serving on the Social Services Committee from 1982 to ensure Roger Moody’s ability to work with children was curtailed?

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Roger Moody c. 1970-71, youth worker for Bemerton Adventure Playground, Copenhagen Street, Barnsbury

James Goudie QC and Holly Stout’s recent report for Islington Council recommends further independent investigation into Sandy Marks and her role in the 1995 White Report, and states that evidence should be examined as to “the nature, extent and duration of Sandy Marks’ involvement in Fallen Angels, and any other pro-paedophile groups;”

Two other pro-paedophile groups with links to Islington were Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) and Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL), both of which Roger Moody contributed to meetings and newsletters of, hoping to shape their thinking along more radical socialist revolutionary lines.

The extent to which all of these pro-paedophile lobbying groups, including Fallen Angels, were able to gain influence and traction in a council which its own Chief Executive declared “vulnerable to lobbying groups”(1) is the wider context in which to examine Sandy Marks’ conduct, associations and actions, influencers and influence. Therefore Goudie QC’s inclusionary language is to be welcomed. Whether Islington Council listens remains to be seen.

 

(1) Leisha Fullick’s 1998 report ‘ Modernising Islington’

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno:

Did Sandy Marks work in Rising Free bookshop?

Rising Free Bookshop was a distributer of alternative books and pamphlets based in Kings Cross.  It was listed in the 1975 book Alternative England and Wales as follows:

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Dear Sandy,

Our paths once crossed at the Rising Free Bookshop a long time ago, but it is also a long time since I exposed the Islington child abuse scandal in 1992. I have, ever since, lived and breathed the ongoing issues which that raised. Even recently, various survivors have come forward to me and I have continued to learn about the vast extent of harm that they experienced. There has never been a survivors group in Islington for the victims of the abuse and so I still remain a contact point for those who come forward. I have been trying to assist some of them in locating their files but sadly it seems most files went missing at the time of the exposé in the early 90s.

Sandy Marks chaired the London Borough’s Childrens Regional Planning Committee during the early 90s.

The well worn Times article below provides the police view in 1993 that wealthy businessmen were under surveillance who were linked to a sex ring abusing young people living in children’s homes in the London Borough of Islington which had been a magnet for ‘child molesters’. In this Times article, Sandy Marks is cited as pledging to sack senior staff if the government proved they had acted unprofessionally. There were some changes made in social services management after the Inquiries.  Very few abusers were also convicted and some are now deceased but I hope that there will soon be a police-led investigation of the information we have from the 90s and also of the information from all the survivors and witnesses who have now come forward to Islington Survivors Network.

I am struggling to understand why my professional work was so despised at the time leaving me in great difficulty in trying to protect the children.

if so when bcse Paedophile Action for Liberation’s PO Box address became a PO Box at Rising Free before they folded

see pic of their newsletter header

Paedophile Parallels & Inflatable Boys

Paedophile Parallels & Inflatable Boys
PIE’s membership increases to 35, Lambeth produces Paedophile Action for Liberation and Peter Righton works with the Campaign for Homosexual Equality to produce a booklet on Youth Sexuality, predictably covering ‘intergenerational relationships’
 

 February 1977 PAL officially became subsumed into PIE – PIE took over their membership list


Islington Councils’ “flop” choice of “top” lawyer

Islington Council said it was “shocked and concerned” and promised to set up an inquiry led by a “top” lawyer to examine new evidence relating to a former mayor, Sandy Marks,  pro-paedophile past.

Yet they have chosen a lawyer James Goudie [5] who is acting for Lambeth Council over its own child rape scandal see Islington Council takes step toward reopening kids’ abuse investigation…but survivors’ groups aren’t happy[6]

                                                                     James Goudie QC

If that was not bad enough, child abuse campaigners have long thought that the networks in the two boroughs were connected eg 2013 Were Islington and Lambeth paedophile rings connected? [2]

How can a lawyer possibly investigate the abuse network on one hand and yet also have acted for a culpable party of the abuse network on the other? How can he be seen to be impartial and fair or independent?

Further to that, in this case he is acting for both simultaneously. It is a cut and dried conflict of interest. Goudie should choose to resign. He cannot possibly continue with this conflict of interest. Victims and survivors will not be able to trust him knowing the job he is doing now.

On the offchance that even with his insider knowledge of Lambeth abuse, Goudie does not realise this conflict of interest, I have sent this article to him.

How can the Council leader Watts possibly pretend Goudie is “independent”? He promised “we will appoint an independent QC to examine the evidence…” [4] He is not independent. Simple, choose again.

The terms of reference – what a mess. Everyone knows that Inquiries have many times in the past been deliberately limited by their terms of reference.

The Council appears to be trying to pass off as the parameters of the investigation “to advise the council whether or not this newspaper’s investigation “could reasonably be said to call in question the integrity of the White Report”” [6]

This is not only far too narrow, but is actually absurd. Setting up an inquiry into whether a relatively quick and small but revealing investigation, essentially about 1 person, could reasonably be said to question the integrity of an already discredited Report?

What if the answer is Yes, which already is quite clear, what then? What a waste of time, but perhaps that is the intention?

The terms of reference of the inquiry should be to find out the truth of what happened, to find out the facts.

Sandy Marks was Mayor and Social Services Committee Chair but she also chaired the London Boroughs Regional Planning Committee between 1991-5 which made decisions about putting children into secure units.

However Sandy Marks is just one person who was politically influential at the time. There are many others that need to be looked at.

John Rea Price for example was the Director of Social Services for a long time, 1972-92. He must have some comment to make about this scandal which took place during his time in Islington. Surely he can be helpful to survivors now and reveal what he knows?

There was abuse in 22 Islington homes and foster placements over 40 years with many abusers and facilitators. To have an inquiry into one mayor would appear to be not only  failing the children for which Islington Council had a Duty of Care, but also negligent.

It is surely time that the Inquiries of the 1990’s must be revisited as part of a police led investigation.

This decision has been botched by Islington in an arrogant, ignorant and crass manner.

Councillor Watts “stressed the council today is a “very different organisation” and said child protection is a top priority.”

It does not seem to be.

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/islington-councils-flop-choice-of-top-lawyer/

Lambeth Council without Chief Exec after Leader Lib Peck reverses decision for independent panel for Shirley Oaks sex abuse victims


Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

If there’s one thing the Coon and her Islington buddies ought to be challenging Corbyn on, it’s this and not the NHS

A blind eye to child abuse: Whistleblowers warned Labour leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn of paedophiles preying on children on his doorstep – but claim he did NOTHING

  • Social workers warned Corbyn that child abuse was rife in his Islington constituency in 1992 
  • ‘We’d been seeing so many 12 to 15-year-olds who were being sexually exploited, we could hardly believe it,’ Liz Davies, one of the five social workers, recalled this week
  • Corbyn never wrote to Davies, or telephoned, to acknowledge their meeting, or thank her for seeking to blow the whistle 

PIE’s founder, Peter Righton (above) - a prominent social worker later prosecuted for importing child pornography from Holland - was put in charge of training courses on which council staff learned how to care for vulnerable children. Righton, who had a flat in the borough (as did PIE’s one-time key member, his friend Morris Fraser) once boasted: ‘Every Islington care home manager knows I like boys from 12’

PIE’s founder, Peter Righton (above) – a prominent social worker later prosecuted for importing child pornography from Holland – was put in charge of training courses on which council staff learned how to care for vulnerable children.

Righton, who had a flat in the borough (as did PIE’s one-time key member, his friend Morris Fraser) once boasted: ‘Every Islington care home manager knows I like boys from 12’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3181783/Did-Jeremy-Corbyn-try-protect-fellow-Left-wingers-implicated-paedophile-scandal.html

Mr Corbyn was joined in front of the memorial by former mayor Sandy Marks and London Assembly Labour member for Islington Jennette Arnold.


Thanks once again to for their coverage of this coverup!

Yes, but why did the Islington Gazette let child rapist Roger Moody have a column to attack Geoffrey Dickens ?

Self-styled ‘paedophile activist’ Roger Moody

 

Did the leader of Plaid Cymru give a ‘glowing’ character reference to a paedophile peace activist in 1979?

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Did the leader of Plaid Cymru give a 'glowing' character reference to a paedophile peace activist in 1979?
In 1979 former social worker turned paedophile libertarian and peace activist, Roger Moody, was acquitted of indecent assault and attempted buggery of a 10 year old boy. His booklet ‘Indecent Assault’ tells of a ‘quite influential”glowing testimonial’ provided by an MP, against party HQ advice.

people of REMEMBER that was + is the MP there + WAS TOLD what was occuring re CHILD RAPES

Timing of Islington/ Sandy Marks story:

It’s also significant …the  Corbyn/Islington connection is central.

This story seems to be surfacing just at the right time to further discredit Jeremy Corbyn pre- election – which means that therroristmay has the full dirt – as do the polticos driving her election campaign…

Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair was regularly painted as being part of a north London “Islington set”.

And asked if he was in fact part of an “Islington elite”, Mr Corbyn replied: “I am very proud to represent Islington North.

“It’s absolutely true, there are people in Islington who buy and drink cappuccino every day and I know many of them.

www.itv.com/news/2017-04-20/jeremy-corbyn-shrugs-off-islington-elite-suggestion-and-points-to-widespread-poverty/


Lyn Cusack

Jimmy Savile sex abuse: ‘Islington is still covering up’

Two decades on from her expose of sexual abuse in children’s homes, Eileen Fairweather talks to the survivors too scared to go public

Michael Gove has asked Islington Council for details of child abuse in the Seventies and Eighties, a scandal after which it shredded every incriminating file, sacked whistleblowers and smeared victims as mentally ill.

The man’s messages to the little girl sounded sweet. He reminded her that he was the friendly volunteer from the hospital, said he missed his poppet and hoped she’d write back. I found his messages online in a forum abroad for sick children. I don’t know if the child replied to him, and cannot now check, because the disease that hospitalised her has killed her. But I desperately hoped she never answered – this cheery guy is an alleged serial child rapist.

This has been claimed by three traumatised women who once lived in a now-notorious Islington children’s home. The man was allowed to take them for “outings” to the park and an Islington worker’s nearby flat. There he allegedly abused them while the others were forced to watch. The youngest was five. The man is also suspected of procuring little girls from the home for Jimmy Savile.

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, announced in the Commons last month that the Metropolitan Police has identified 21 special schools and children’s homes in which Savile preyed on youngsters. Mr Gove named most, but said that the Islington home’s identity is unknown. I know its name, and suspect that Islington Council guesses it. Mr Gove trustingly asked the north-London council, exposed in the 1990s for employing paedophiles, pimps and child pornographers at all 12 of its children’s homes, to identify it. But how can Islington be trusted to uncover its own cover-up?

The supposed mystery stems from a much larger cover-up by the then-Labour authority to protect the liberty of the evil and the reputations of the ambitious. Children – including dying little girls – are still in danger because few of the scores of perverts who infiltrated Islington’s care system between the Seventies and the Nineties have been brought to justice.

Instead, Islington shredded every incriminating file, sacked whistleblowers and smeared victims as mentally ill.

I worked on the London Evening Standard investigation that first exposed the Islington scandal. Along with a colleague, Stewart Payne, I spent three months in 1992 secretly interviewing terrified whistleblowing staff, parents and children before the newspaper published a damning investigation. It was promptly attacked by then-council leader Margaret Hodge as a “sensationalist piece of gutter journalism”. We were falsely accused of bribing children to make up their heartbreaking stories. Mrs Hodge has since apologised and explained that her officials lied to her.

But the Standard’s then editor, the late Stewart Steven, proved indomitable. He funded us to keep digging – for three long years.

The Standard’s dossiers of evidence generated 13 independent inquiries and won two British Press awards. The final, damning Ian White Report in 1995 responded to the newspaper’s 112-page dossier of evidence. Parents, children and staff reiterated to White the paper’s allegations – including that violent pimps openly collected children from the home, and were even allowed by staff to stay overnight in children’s rooms.

White, then director of Oxfordshire social services, confirmed that Islington allowed at least 26 workers facing “extremely serious allegations” to leave its employ without investigation. Staff accused of everything from rape to child prostitution had been allowed to resign, often with good references. He described Islington as a “classic study” in how paedophiles target children, aided by the council’s naive interpretation of gay rights. “Equal opportunities… became a positive disincentive for challenge to bad practice… and a great danger”.

He called for the 26 staff to be barred from childcare and investigated further, naming them in a confidential annexe. But almost none were. As the scandal raged, Islington destroyed records. Ian White confirmed that “this happened at assistant-director level”. He “found no evidence of collusion”. But he was not allowed to question Islington’s assistant director Lyn Cusack, or her staff.

Mrs Cusack was married to a local senior police officer, Detective Superintendent Don McKay. She resigned in November 1993, citing personal reasons. Days earlier, the Standard had alerted the Social Services Inspectorate to Islington losing evidence requested by three different police forces investigating child sex rings, and the linked Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

Islington was deeply influenced by and had many connection to the Paedophile Information Exchange. In the fatally naïve 1970s to mid 80s, PIE openly campaigned for sex to be legalised with children from age four, and for incest and child pornography to be legalised. The National Council for Civil Liberties – now Liberty – allowed it to affiliate and its then legal officer Harriet Harman wrote a paper effectively backing some PIE demands. The assumption in those “progressive” days was that paedophiles simply loved children and wanted to “liberate” their sexuality.

Mrs Harman, whose role has been exposed in recent media stories, has described Margaret Hodge as her best friend in Parliament. Mrs Hodge’s late husband, Henry Hodge, also an Islington Labour councillor, earlier chaired the National Council for Civil Liberties. It is unknown if they ever discussed PIE.

In 1985, Mrs Hodge announced that Islington Council would positively discriminate in favour of gay staff. It exempted self-declared gay men from background checks, and paedophiles pretending to be decent gay men cynically exploited this. It emerged that Islington deputy superintendent Michael Taylor was in PIE after he received a four-year prison sentence in July 2000 for abusing two boys at Islington’s Gisburne House in the Seventies.

PIE founding member, Peter Righton, then Britain’s top “expert” on children’s homes, had even founded a training course for residential workers. Paedophilia, he declared in one essay, was “no more bizarre than a penchant for redheads”.

At least one Islington abuse victim was placed – by a key member of the Islington abuse ring, Nick Rabet – at a special boarding school outside London with which Righton was closely involved. The victim haltingly disclosed his abuse to his Islington social worker, who was deeply concerned. But in 1989, the social worker vanished, supposedly carrying the victim’s files under his arm. When the Standard asked questions about the school, Islington denied ever sending any child there. It also lied about this to police.

The White Report said that the social worker’s disappearance should be investigated by police. But it never was. This recommendation was redacted from the censored version of the report that Islington published last year. But I still have the original and live in hope of one day tracing that social worker. My understanding is that he was “heavied” and fled abroad.

Police and social services inquiries into PIE were also abruptly shut down. This led to the senior child protection manager bravely blowing the whistle in 2012 to Tom Watson, whose PMQ about an establishment paedophile ring leading to No 10 silenced the Commons. PIE supplied children from homes to wealthy establishment figures. It was the ultimate cross-party crime, which many wanted buried.

Sue Akers was a detective inspector and head of Islington police’s Child Protection Team at the scandal’s height. I begged her to study the paper’s evidence and place a believed child brothel under surveillance. But she refused to meet me. The failure of Islington police to act on intelligence provided by a terrified 13-year-old who admitted recruiting dozens of named children for three pimps was criticised by a secret 1993 inquiry into “Boy A”. But it was suppressed. Akers became a deputy assistant commander, responsible for all Metropolitan Police child-abuse investigations.

Hodge’s successor, Derek Sawyer, ran the council between 1992 and 1994, when the abuse inquiries were set up, and became head of police and probation bodies, and chairman of the London Courts Board. In 2010, Sawyer’s partner in an international education business, Derek Slade, was imprisoned for 21 years for brutally abusing 12 boys at St George’s boarding school in Suffolk. There is no suggestion that Mr Sawyer knew his friend was a paedophile.

As the Islington scandal dragged on, many of the alleged offenders simply moved abroad to prey on even poorer children. Like Jimmy Savile – and the Joker, as I have come to think of the hospital volunteer I mentioned earlier – some accessed children through charity work.

For legal reasons we are unable to name the Joker and have concealed identifying details. The allegations against him were never examined, and it is possible that they are false or result from the confused memories of young children. The Standard was similarly unable at first to name any of the alleged child abusers on Islington’s payroll. But that changed when key ringleaders were arrested abroad. Astonishingly, so-called Third World police managed what Britain’s finest could not.

Nicholas John Rabet, former deputy superintendent of Islington’s home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue, was charged in Thailand in 2006 with abusing 30 local boys – the youngest was six – and killed himself. I was finally able to describe his role in a nationwide child pornography ring serving wealthy British paedophiles; while ex-Cambridgeshire DC Peter Cook went on the record about how police inquiries here were mysteriously closed down.

The arrest and death of fellow ringleader Bernie Bain, former superintendent of Islington’s home at 1 Elwood Street, made it possible to name him. Bain abused numerous boys in his care, including Demetrious Panton, whom Margaret Hodge secretly branded “extremely disturbed” to BBC bosses in an attempt to halt a documentary on what she knew of the scandal. Mr Panton – now a lawyer – forced her to apologise for this cruel slur in the High Court.

Bain left Islington’s employ after Mr Panton, aged 11, revealed his abuse, which the council – influenced by PIE-type thinking – decided was “consensual”. The young victim spent the Eighties writing to Hodge’s councillors protesting otherwise. But Bain was left free to become a millionaire through a mysterious travel company. After the Standard started publishing, he fled to Morocco and was imprisoned there in 1996 for abusing children. He killed himself in 2000.

Detective Chief Superintendent John Sweeney, who took over Islington police’s child protection team after the scandal was exposed, traced long-ignored victims. He told me: “When I first learnt about the homes, I thought it couldn’t possibly be that bad. But it was worse.”

In the years since the White Report of 1995, more victims and abusers have come to light. However, Islington’s wholesale destruction of key files has enabled the council to avoid responsibility. I was asked in 2009 to help a solicitor representing one of Bain’s victims, who now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Islington denied that this person was in their care as a child, and even that they ever employed Bain. The basis of their denial? They had no records for either.

Mr Panton revealed last week: “Just yesterday, I made a witness statement on behalf of someone who was also horribly abused by Bain. I knew him as a kid and his life and health have been destroyed by what happened to him. But Islington has denied any responsibility. So Islington is still covering up.”

I tracked down the Joker last autumn after I was given his details by someone who helped expose the scandal. I have known Shelley, as I shall call her, for many years and trust her forensic mind. She is concerned with protecting his three alleged victims as they remain traumatised. She knew nothing about the girls’ sufferings until Karen, the eldest, broke down and blurted out their story.

They were not yet ready, she said, to talk to the press or police. Many abuse survivors can only reveal what they suffered bit by bit – some suffer a self-protective partial amnesia. One was buggered at just five years old. I asked Shelley if it was possible she was being spun a fantasy. But she remembered the girl from care, and other details about what had occurred there.

Today Shelley has a good job, as does Karen. “Karen is very smart and sophisticated. But when she told me what happened, she fell apart. It was like she’d ripped off a scab. Afterwards she spent the day in bed, just crying.”

It is understood that, as adults in the early Noughties, two of the Joker’s alleged victims contacted the council, hoping for justice; that the council awarded them a smallish sum in compensation; and informed them the man had moved abroad and police could not find him.

Did Islington even alert police? It took me just two days to find him. I wept when I realised that he was accessing terminally ill children in an impoverished country. I discovered from his messages that the expat seemed lonely and kind. He wore funny hats to cheer up the children.

As a volunteer, he now visited them in hospital and at their homes. One unsuspecting mother said he was like a caring older relative in their time of need, and even invited him to stay. I found a photo of him at one hospital. I showed it to Shelley. She wasn’t taken in by his friendly grin: “That’s him. God, he’s ugly.”

When I learnt about the Joker, I spoke to Liz Davies, the former Islington senior social worker who blew the whistle on perverts targeting the council’s homes. Dr Davies is now Reader in Social Work at London Metropolitan University. I asked her how anyone could abuse a dying child. “Dead children can’t give evidence,” said Dr Davies. “There’s a training DVD about it. Some paedophiles target them.”

A reporter anonymously admitted last year that he had found Jimmy Savile on a mattress at the BBC with a little girl. She was bald, a cancer victim at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where Savile “volunteered”. Savile hissed that if the reporter told anyone, his career was over. The reporter stayed silent.

Karen told Shelley: “None of us talked much as kids about what was being done to us… we felt ashamed. But the other girls mentioned being required to travel in Jimmy Savile’s taxis.”

Savile’s charity projects included ferrying disadvantaged children in taxis to places like Blackpool Pleasure Beach. At least one Islington survivor recalls being taken there by his abuser.

Child protection investigators have long been aware that corrupt taxi drivers are commissioned by paedophiles to transport children: “kids on wheels”, it has been called. One taxi driver was imprisoned in 1990 for prostituting boys. The same year, the Islington Gazette proudly recorded Jimmy Savile’s visit to open the council’s new housing complex for disabled people. The story focused on the likes of a three-year-old with cerebral palsy and a paralysed woman who had been at Stoke Mandeville.

Once this story is published, Shelley and I will give police the information we have. But she and the victims do not feel able to confide in police without the protection of media coverage.

What is certain is that neither these victims nor any others have much trust in Islington Council coming clean with the name of the home where abuse took place, as requested by Mr Gove. This is because the current Islington cabinet member with responsibility for children and family services is Joe Caluori – the son-in-law of Margaret Hodge.

Mr Panton said: “Do I think it is right that Margaret Hodge’s son-in-law now has this key position? Of course not. He may be a fine councillor, but I would think it is better that he is not in this position, given the association. While the politicians of the Eighties have moved on, their influence is still highly visible. It cannot be appropriate for any inquiry into this matter to be overseen by this MP’s relative.”

Mr Panton believes that “an independent police investigation into Islington is crucial. I know many abuse survivors who have not yet contacted Islington or the police. There is a real lack of trust – it is hard to tell your story when you risk being disbelieved or attacked.”

The whistleblower Dr Davies adds: “I think there could be more than one home with Savile connections. Children from Islington’s home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue were taken to Jersey by Rabet, and Savile visited Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne home. Survivors of abuse there have described being taken to an Islington children’s home.”

So Margaret Hodges’ successor in Islington was a man who helped paedo Derek Slade obtain a new ID!

he certainly was + the man doing the helping for the PAEDO was ELECTION AGENT UNTIL 5 YEARS AGO!

Revealed: How a close male relative of Baby P is linked to a big paedophile network

A close male relative of Baby P was feared to have recruited youngsters in care for a notorious paedophile ring, according to a secret report seen by The Mail on Sunday.

Although he is not believed to have had any contact with Baby P, his involvement in a child abuse scandal in Islington, North London, in the early Nineties raises questions on the extent of checks into Baby P’s background.

‘The family should have been subjected to forensic examination,’ said a child protection expert.

Baby P

Dangerous ties: A close male relative of Baby P could have recruited children for a paedophile ring

‘Even cursory checks would have rung alarm bells. Social workers might then have removed the baby, as a paediatrician and police pleaded.’

The relative was named in reports as a victim and a feared recruiter of children for pimps.

In the early Nineties he was put in a children’s home.

At the time, all 12 of Islington’s then homes, and at least one of the boarding schools it used, had been infiltrated by paedophiles.

The relative, then a frightened 13-year-old, was under the control of three pimps – Alan, John and George – who persuaded him with money, drugs and threats to bring other children to them.

He tried in vain to blow the whistle and protect himself and other children.He gave social workers the names of others ferried from the homes to, he said, Manor Park, Tottenham, Soho and Westminster to ‘be buggered by old men’.

But none of the men were placed under surveillance or questioned.

Several social workers and managers fought hard to get help for the boy and other children targeted by the paedophiles.

Social worker Neville Mighty was deputy superintendent of Islington’s then unit at 18 Highbury Grove, where pimps slept overnight.

His boss claimed such men were simply ‘boyfriends’ and said Mighty was a prude to repress the children’s sexuality.

Mighty, who had received death threats, had named the relative in a report pleading with Islington’s then director of children’s services, Lyn Cusack, for help.

Ms Cusack, married to a senior policeman, did nothing save threaten disciplinary action because Mighty was ‘rude’. Eventually, in June 1992, Mighty was sacked.

Liz Davies, the senior Islington social worker who encouraged Mighty to go public, said: ‘We got too close. There were too many powerful people involved. Child sex, pornography and sadism are extremely lucrative industries.’

In 1994, a damning  independent report criticised the failure of police and social workers to help the relative and to help protect children in care in Islington.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1086200/Revealed-How-close-male-relative-Baby-P-linked-big-paedophile-network.ht

Killer Robert Black worked at Hornsey Road Swimming Baths 1971-3 – close to Harding’s 93 Hornsey Rd
Robert Black (born 21 April 1947) is a Scottish serial killer convicted of the kidnapping and murder of four girls between the ages of 5 and 11 between 1981 and 1986 in the United Kingdom.

He was convicted of sexually assaulting one of the girls and of raping the other three. Black was also convicted of the kidnapping of a fifth girl and the attempted kidnapping of a sixth.Black is also suspected of unsolved child murders in the UK dating back to 1969 and others in the 1970s throughout Europe.At age 11, he was then sent to a children’s home in Falkirk.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Black_%28serial_killer%29Black was moved to the Red House in Musselburgh. While there, a male staff member sexually abused him. It was while Black was at Red House that he also entered Musselburgh Grammar SchoolBlack was sentenced to a year of borstal training at Polmont.[6]a well-known face on the amateur darts circuit. Darts world champion Eric Bristow knew BlackThe bodies of Maxwell, Hogg and Harper were found within 26 miles of each other, and police already believed that these three murders were linked. Detectives also thought that, because all three victims had been left long distances from where they had been taken, that the killer travelled as part of his occupation – possibly a lorry driver. The police faced great pressure to solve the crimes, as some newspapers compared them to the Moors Murders.It was one of the first inquiries to use the HOLMES computer system widely, following recommendations in the aftermath of the Yorkshire Ripper investigation.

Harmsworth Animal Hospital – Holloway


Animal hospital where Rolf Harris TV show filmed is closing down

2015-01-26

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Australian entertainer Harris was well known for his Animal Hospital series for the BBC which ran for a decade until 2004.

Rolf Harris dropped from Animal Clinic TV show after re-arrest over sexual offences allegations

8 Aug 2013

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rolf-harris-dropped-animal-clinic-2139820

Michelle Golding and the film “Beyond the hoodie”The estate was subject to a recent ITV documentary whereby a local MP, Ann Widdecombe, spent a night in one of the flats to highlight the supposed problem of youths causing trouble at all hours.

The youth of Andover Estate recently got together with a London film maker Michelle Golding [1] to produce a film [2] rebutting the Ann Widdecombe programme.

Young residents put across their side of the story to demonstrate that they are more likely to be victims of crime than perpetrators.

The film highlights the actual reduction in crime on the estate over the last couple of years and the problem of much of the crime being committed by non-residents. It also discusses the negative impact created by the sloppy journalism of the Ann Widdecombe film. This was brought into sharp focus by the murder of a 14 year old boy in July 2007.

One of the Uk’s top rappers Skinnyman grew up on the nearby Six Acres Estate and also spent many of his younger years hanging around on Andover Estate. His highly acclaimed album Council Estate of Mind is believed to be about his upbringing in this area.

Johnny Rotten also grew up on the nearby Six Acres Estate.

On the edge of the estate on Sonderburg Road by Seven Sisters Road is Harmsworth hospital, (named and built after Sir Harold Harmsworth) an animal hospital run by the RSPCA, which was the focal point of the television reality TV series Animal Hospital, and was presented by popular TV personality Rolf Harris.

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Council offers £25-a-week jobs to children on Widdy’s estate

According to a council report into inequality, Islington has the second highest rate of child poverty in England, with no one working in more than three quarters of the poorest households

Schoolchildren as young as 14 are to be offered adult jobs such as repairing roads and clerical work in a bid to give them a “work ethic”.

Islington council wants to pay new “junior assistants” £25 to work up to eight hours a week, which it hopes will break the cycle of unemployment in deprived areas of the borough.

A pilot scheme will begin on the Andover Estate in Finsbury Park, which suffers chronic unemployment and was branded a “dump” by former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe in 2007 when she stayed there for an ITV documentary Ann Widdecombe Vs The Hoodies. She described the estate as “very nasty, very threatening” and the youngsters living there as “thugs”.

www.standard.co.uk/news/council-offers-25aweek-jobs-to-children-on-widdys-estate-7304143.html




And  Holloway Prison (Claire Rayner/Boateng/Longford Myra Hindley etc) is nearby
…………………………………………………………………….Holloway Prison

HC Deb 13 May 1983 vol 42 c511W 511W§ Mr. Christopher Priceasked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement about the exclusion of the head of the education department by the governor of Holloway prison from that institution on the grounds that he was in contact with a former inmate; and what is his policy about such contacts.§ Mr. MellorAs part of their general responsibilities for assisting prisoners in preparing for release prison education officers sometimes maintain contact with former prisoners after release. But under rule 81 of the Prison Rules they are required to make the governor aware of such contacts, and it is open to the governor to prohibit them if in the particular case he considers it advisable to do so in the interests of good order and discipline. I understand that in the case to which the hon. Member refers the governor considered it necessary to prohibit contact by the education officer with a particular prisoner and instructed him to give a formal written assurance that he would comply with that instruction. When the education officer failed to give that asssurance the governor requested his employer, the Inner London Education Authority, to withdraw him from the prison pending a formal hearing of the case as provided under his conditions of service. That hearing is due to take place on 26 May and it would be inappropriate for me to comment further at this stage.

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The head of the education department, at that time was the recently outed, by msm, Sir Keith Joseph.
Thatcher later referred to Joseph as her closest political friend
Keith Harding’s shop:

One of his staff, who worked for him between 1980 and 1987, said: “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop. Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in.“They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs. “Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.” The former worker added: “The shop had many high profile customers, including the Royals, because we were one of the few antique dealers in the world that specialised in restoring clocks, music boxes and automatons.


“It’s only now, with what I know about Brittan and Smith, and of course Keith, that has made me wonder what they were doing. Jeremy Thorpe too was an occasional visitor.” Harding was given the Freedom of the City of London and made a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. He moved to Gloucester in 1987 after PIE disbanded, setting up Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music, a museum in Northleach, near Cheltenham.
Stephen Govier, a man who lived by the gun, contributed to Bloch’s book on Jeremy Thorpe!

Isn’t it interesting that Jeremy Thorpe would have gone to live in the place gunman Stephen Govier suddenly absconded to. The very same Govier who was mates with Derek Laud and returned to live with Atkinson MP who had Thorpe’s possessions?

Derek Laud with Thatcher
Govier, the man who managed Atkinson’s possessions after his death, appeared in acknowledgements of book on Thorpe.
Where did gunman Stephen Govier obtain his info on Jeremy Thorpe which featured in Bloch’s book?

Martin Rosenbaum‏ @rosenbaum6 

ICYMI Revealed: the letter that stopped Jeremy Thorpe from giving evidence at his conspiracy trial, obtained from the FBI under FOI – my new blogpost

Establishment Paedophiles Jimmy Savile and Keith Harding
You couldn’t make it up: Leon Brittan was in contact with Keith Harding, PIE membership chairman, while under pressure to ban the group!

unsigned-letters.com/Rochdale/Smith/index.htmlBro.

Cyril Smith of The Mercurius Masonic Lodge, No. 7507(1)This writer says Cyril Smith was member of Mercurius Lodge although gives no proof [posted with Private Eye article] – via Troy(Copied from Private Eye #1364, 18 April – 1 May 2014, page 29)……………………………………………

Keith Harding PIE member

Wonders from a bygone ageThursday 18th March 2010

“When I was a boy,” he said, “my father was a doctor in Faringdon.I

 was invited to parties in big houses where the music boxes that were once in drawing rooms had been passed down to the nursery.“Most of my friends had music boxes, and I had that early fascination.“I’m interested in everything that moves – I always wanted to know the cause of everything.”Of such early interests, wonders may eventually be born.

Mr Harding has been many things in his life, including an engineer, a journalist, a Dominican Friar, a librarian and amember of the RAF.

He left the RAF when it seemed the powers that be were about to direct his talents toward making bigger and better atom bombs – not a prospect he relished.

He is a Freeman of the City of London and an internationally acclaimed maker and restorer of clocks, musical boxes and various other intriguing machines. There is scarcely a clock or musical box in the Victoria and Albert Museum that has not been worked on by him at some point, and the V&A also housed a special clock he was asked to build in honour of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

He regularly advises leading auction houses.

He and his small team at Northleach have grateful clients all over the world, from prestigious museums and galleries to private collectors with deep pockets and a taste for the exquisite and unusual.

When not busy with such matters, Mr Harding has found time for cave diving, the violin, playing in a brass band and studying ancient written languages, among other pursuits.

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Member of the British Antique Dealers Association and author of “A Code of Ethics for Restorers in Antiquarian Horology”

(1976), A Code of Ethics for Restorers in Antiquarian Horology, Keith Harding, London

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Keith Harding started dealing in antiques while still an engineering student. In 1974, Harding delivered a paper, The Ethics of Conservation, to the British Horological Society, which is now an international work of reference. Three years later, on Jubilee Day 1977, the one o’clock news featured Harding and Burnett’s Silver Jubilee Polyphon. Their next big commission, a clock for an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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In 1982, they built The Oriel House Clock for the entrance hall of the Church Commissioners building in London.

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/8847896.Goodbye_to_mechanical_music_maestro_Cliff_Burnett/

Vale of White Horse Lodge appears to be in Faringdon

www.hrionline.ac.uk/lane/record.php?ID=3299 ….

Vale of White Horse Lodge. Knights Templar. uk.linkedin.com/pub/keith-harding/62/908/907 …

Keith Harding moved to Northleach in 1987.

Charles Hornby lived in Shipton Moyne until 1992. 20 miles apart. Another connection.

[P18] Killer Robert Black worked at Hornsey Road Swimming Baths 1971-3. How close to Harding’s 93?

https://twitter.com/mysweetlandlord/status/602450113034887169

www.armchairdetective.org.uk/Cycle%20of%20Opportunity%20-%20Robert%20Black%201.pdf

Looks to be less than half a mile.

Hornsey Road Public Baths 254 Hornsey Rd Keith Harding Antiques 93 Hornsey Road

In 1995 John Allen was living in Bisley, near Stroud. About 30 miles from Keith Harding in Northleach, near Cirencester.

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In 1962 as the sounds of Joe Meek and The Tornados’ Telstar descended the UK charts from five weeks at Number 1…

 

 

The interview panel for the role of Secretary to the Albany Trust was a committee of five men and one woman. Already known to most in his role as Treasurer before Grey were the familiar faces of an elderly genitourinary surgeon, a Labour inner-city MP, the Bishop of Woolwich, a published criminal psychiatrist and a young married couple in town from up North.

“My appointment was not a foregone conclusion. I was asked to wait in Kenneth Walker’s little Harley Street dining room while the committee discussed my offer. Besides Mr Walker, the others present were

Dr Neustatter (the Society’s deputy chairman Dr [Walter] Lindesay Neustatter was the Trust’s deputy chairman at the time, as well as consulting at Royal Northern Hospital and serving as Vice-President of the Medico-Legal Society. Six years previously he had delved into ‘The Mind of the Murderer’… in 1966 would give Ian Brady’s pre-sentence report and gave evidence on Brian Jones’ state of mind.), Kenneth Robinson MP, the Bishop of Woolwich (‘Honest to God’ John Robinson) and the Newalls.

Apologies for absence had been received from Jeremy Thorpe MP, Ambrose Appelbe, C.H. Rolph and Jacquetta Hawkes, although I believe that most, if not all, of these had told Kenneth Walker of their views.” [Grey Loc 1148/6001]

 


Royal Northern Hospital, Holloway Road The Great Northern Hospital was founded, at his own expense, by Dr. Sherard Freeman Statham, an assistant surgeon, who had been dismissed from University College Hospital for smacking a patient’s bottom.


Interestingly, half of the interviewing Albany Trust  committee were involved in Royal Northern Hospital, located on the Holloway Road in Islington, North London.

Kenneth Walker O.B.E was an eminent consultant surgeon to the Genito-Urinary Department at Royal Northern, while Dr Neustatter was a senior psychiatrist to the department of Psychological Medicine there and Kenneth Robinson, a local Labour MP for St Pancras, served on the Hospital’s Board.

(It was Kenneth Robinson MP as Wilson’s Minister of Health who won a libel suit against the Church of Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard. In 1967, banning foreign Scientologists from entering the UK (a prohibition which remained in force until 1980). In response, L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder, had accused Wilson of being a puppet of Soviet Russia backed by an international conspiracy of psychiatrists and financiers!)

Kenneth Walker O.B.E (1882 – 1966)- In 1939 he had co-written with a pschoanalyst the book Sexual Disorders in the male. In 1945 described circumstances in which artificial insemination was taking place in UK in British Medical Journal with Dr Weisner and in the early 1920s was performing testicular grafts for ‘rejuvenation’although he very quickly saw them as impossible and denounced Voronoff’s work (based in 1920s Paris transplanting first castrated criminals’ ‘glands’ and then shavings of monkey glands into wealthy elderly men!) to the Royal College of Surgeons.

The hospital had moved grounds several times since being founded in the 1850s to end up near Union Chapel, Highbury and Islington station with a Royal Charter from 1921. It was one of the first hospitals to receive wireless radio on the wards.


Royal Northern Hospital, Holloway Road from 1950 – 1954 a nurse called Claire Rayner trained) worked there.

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Royal Northern
“Royal Northern. North seven …” While that may not be the most well-known of chorus chants from the height of the punk explosion, Demon Preacher’s debut single Royal Northern
was nevertheless the embodiment of the era’s spirit of get up and go.

The group’s debut performance was in a church hall on the Holloway Road, and the show was attended by sundry Sex Pistols. So it seems only appropriate the group’s debut release, on its own Illegal Pressings label, in 1978 would feature a song about the Royal Northern Hospital, similarly on the Holloway Road, and stories circulating at the time about porters assisting with operations. The hospital is long gone, and so many of London’s hospitals have flats on the sitDemon Preacher itself is of particular interest to some punk archivists because it was led by Nik Wade who would go on to form Alien Sex Fiend. I don’t think any of his later songs were postcode related. And if you’re not sure about the north London postcodes ..

Albany Trust

Child murderer Myra Hindley and her establishment supporter Lord  David Astor

Joy Blanchard –

With Greyhe brings a former secretary to David Astor, the founder of The Observer, Joyce Blanchard.

He works part-time for the Trust, one day a week on Saturdays sub-editing for The Observer in their offices on Fleet Street and part-time writing a book for the Steel industry for the next five-six years.

“At the advertising agency I had made friends with a temporary senior secretary, Joyce Blancahrd (known to everyone as Joy) who was then in her late forties, and had previously worked as a personal secretary to several eminent businessmen – including David Astor of the Observer. I decided to offer her the position of Office Manager at the HRLS/Albany Trust offices, and she responded enthusiastically.” [Loc 1122/6001]

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/1962-antonys-albany-trust-interview/

Lord David Astor Myra Hindley and David Astor: a complex relationship revealed in letters

The private letters, sent between David Astor and Myra Hindley for 20 years

When Myra Hindley became the object of David Astor’s philanthropic sympathy, the lives of the murderer and the journalist became strangely connected. It’s a story, buried in Astor’s private papers, that has never been reported.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/oct/28/myra-hindley-david-astor-letters

Moors murders BOMBSHELL: Jimmy Savile part of ‘paedo ring with Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’

25th June 2017

DISGRACED radio DJ Jimmy Savile has been accused of buying indecent photographs of children from evil killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Daily Star Online can exclusively reveal.

Savile – who died in 2011 at the age of 84 – never faced trial for his crimes as one of Britain’s worst ever sex offenders.His twisted friendship with Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is well known but now Daily Star Online can exclusively lift the lid on his links to the Moors murderers.Before their arrest in 1965, Savile ran the BBC studios from Manchester’s Dickenson Road – where Top of the Pops was filmed – and has been accused of meeting with Brady and Hindley to buy indecent images of children.

Erica Gregory – who has devoted years of her life investigating the Moors murders – believes they even formed a twisted “paedophile ring”.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, she said: “I believe they went to the BBC studio regularly to make a fuss and try to get in with Savile.

“Alongside David Smith, Brady was selling photographs of children to make money at this time – I believe Savile could have been one of his customers.

“It is well known that Savile visited them both inside. I believe they were in a ring of some sort.”

It doesn’t stop there, though.

In 2014, Dan Davies noted that Savile chillingly replied “I am the Myra Hindley story” when asked on his opinion of it.And Gregory believes that Savile continued to communicate with the killers after their incarceration – visiting them and using songs played on the radio to transmit coded messages.“Savile could have been using his radio for secret messages,” she said.“Brady used music in tapes and songs that he stated reminded him of the Moors.“And Savile knew that if he played a song at a certain time then those listening would get the message.”

Brady – who passed away last month – was responsible for the brutal murder of five children in and around Greater Manchester alongside serial killer lover Myra Hindley in the 1960s.The twisted 79-year-old never revealed the location of Keith Bennett’s body – despite desperate appeals from the 12-year-old’s mum Winnie Johnson, who died in 2012.Before his death, Brady had been incarcerated at Ashworth Hospital since 1985 while Hindley died in 2002 after 35 years behind bars.Together they killed five child victims – Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans – between July 1963 and October 1965.At least four of them, including Bennett, were sexually assaulted before the killers were finally convicted and jailed for life in 1966.Earlier this month, Daily Star Online exclusively revealed how the evil duo could have been responsible for the death of seven more children.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/624549/Moors-murders-Jimmy-Savile-Ian-Brady-Myra-Hindley-paedophile-child-killers-Saddleworth-BBC


May 29

60s Lord Boothby shares rent boys with Krays, now, Keith Vaz buys coke for rent boys, 60s Ted Heath takes kids from jersey home, May covers

Gangster Ronnie Kray and top politician Lord Boothby in 1963. Lord Boothby was close to all the top people from Churchill to Tom Driberg”The Krays had property at Bildeston where they were involved with local youth clubs and giving children donkey rides etc.”Apparently Kray had access to many London care homes and would have boys delivered to parties at DJ Alan ” fluff” Freeman’s large flat over a music shop in East London.

“There they would meet with show biz types and DJs including Jimmy Saville, JOE MEEKS and on occasion Beatles manager Brian Epstein.”

According to this source – Archives – the Krays ran a paedophile ring.

They were billeted at East House Lodge, Hadleigh, and placed on the roll of local schools.“When we was little kids we got evacuated to Suffolk, near Ipswich,” confirmed Ronnie among the hubbub of one of those Broadmoor taping sessions. “We went to a Mrs Styles’s place in Suffolk – she had a mansion there – and we stayed with her. It was the first time we ever went to the county and we got to like the country.”…he turned his mind back to carefree childhood days in Suffolk: tobogganing at Hadleigh, scrumping for apples, and playing cowboys and Indians.He also recalled the country mansion at Bildeston the twins later bought for £11,000 – reflecting that it would now be worth £1million-plus, if only they could have held on to it – and explained how they’d go on antique-buying trips while up in East Anglia.“It all adds up to a picture of the Kray twins no-one has ever seen,” says Robin McGibbon, the journalist who talked to the brothers in the 1980s and ’90s and committed their memories to tape.

HRH Crafty Muvva‏ @craftymuvva

Harvey Proctor referred to allegations against him as “a tissue of lies”. A phrase used by Boothby when The Mirror outed him.



Ken Clarke Secretary of Health when Savile, was put in charge of taskforce at Broadmoor, that housed the sickest and most violent offenders.

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Jimmy Savile given the keys to Broadmoor under Ken Clarke New probe as grim toll of fiend’s victims rises

www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4588301/Jimmy-Savile-was-given-the-keys-to-Broadmoor-under-Ken-Clarkes-watch.html

CABINET minister Ken Clarke was dramatically dragged into the Jimmy Savile scandal yesterday.

It emerged that BBC pervert Savile was “given the keys” to Broadmoor secure hospital around 1988 — when Mr Clarke was Health Secretary.

Mr Clarke was last night forced to defend himself, saying: “I have no recollection of ever having met Jimmy Savile and no recollection of these events.

“The Department of Health are now investigating to establish the facts.”


Why was murderous child-rapist and VIP pimp, Jimmy Savile, given the keys to high-security psychiatric hospital, Broadmoor? Was it because, as well as being able to freely abuse residents, he was also able to stay in close contact with notorious killers, Ian Brady, Ronnie Kray and Peter Sutcliffe? Most certainly, yes.

“What was involved was the systematic abuse of ten-to-twelve-year-old boys, one of whom subsequently became fairly well known as a singer.

“Another, rather less fortunate,wound up in six pieces in two suitcases…

Never forget poor Bernard Oliver…

UNSOLVED CRIMES

OPERATION TATTINGSTONE

THE MURDER OF BERNARD OLIVER

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/unsolved-crimes-operation-tattingstone-bernard-oliver/

Tony Oliver was 13 when his brother Bernard was murdered In January 1967, police in Tattingstone, Suffolk, discovered a suitcase containing the mutilated body of Bernard Oliver. The dissected body of Bernard Oliver, 17, from Muswell Hill, north London, was found dumped in two suitcases on farmland in Tattingstone, near Ipswich, on 16 January 1967.

The possibility that Britten and Pears were part of Righton’s circle (and thus perhaps also to other members of PIE) does not in itself prove anything, but undoubtedly this needs to be investigated, together with the meetings in Snape Maltings. That question has certainly been asked by the Daily Mail. Last month the paper put the Savile scandal and the Britten centenary together and asked if the BBC would acknowledge Britten’s “obsession with young boys” in its plans for the centenary, which are designed to reflect the “significant part the BBC played in the Britten story”.

Camille Davis Russo‏ @CDavisRusso

Clare Jervis has sympathy for boy-lover Benjamin Britten, composer of opera Peter Grimes, taken from poem about a sadistic fisherman who loses boys overboard. Like Ted Heath? Britten also wrote Billy Budd, another sadistic ocean-faring opera featuring sadism towards the young….

Imagine Benjamin Britten’s ‘naked boys’ Death in Venice being staged now (Britten was never accused but had close relationships with boys) which was about taboo sexual desire & restraint & you’ll see the transformational PC lie.


Lord Britten’s obsession with young boys, many of whom he invited to stay at his Suffolk home.
...various accounts chronicled by Bridcut of naked swimming and sharing of beds with boys aged as young as 11

Why we must talk about Britten’s boys…… post-Savile, we cannot ignore his obsession with children…he is known to have slept in the same bed with at least one youngster

Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana to mark 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation Her coronation in 1953 was marked by the premiere of Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana, an opera commissioned in honour of the occasion. The fact that Benjamin Britten was deeply fascinated by adolescent boys throughout his life is no secret. His sexuality loomed large in Humphrey Carpenter’s ground-breaking 1992 biography, and was the subject of a 2004 TV documentary and subsequent book, Britten’s Children. WH Auden once taunted Britten over his “attraction to thin-as-a-board juveniles”. No one with even a brief acquaintance of Britten’s music can possibly miss the prominent and privileged place that music for the unbroken male voice occupies in his output.

They were billeted at East House Lodge, Hadleigh, and placed on the roll of local schools.“When we was little kids we got evacuated to Suffolk, near Ipswich,” confirmed Ronnie among the hubbub of one of those Broadmoor taping sessions. “We went to a Mrs Styles’s place in Suffolk – she had a mansion there – and we stayed with her. It was the first time we ever went to the county and we got to like the country.”…he turned his mind back to carefree childhood days in Suffolk: tobogganing at Hadleigh, scrumping for apples, and playing cowboys and Indians.He also recalled the country mansion at Bildeston the twins later bought for £11,000 – reflecting that it would now be worth £1million-plus, if only they could have held on to it – and explained how they’d go on antique-buying trips while up in East Anglia.“It all adds up to a picture of the Kray twins no-one has ever seen,” says Robin McGibbon, the journalist who talked to the brothers in the 1980s and ’90s and committed their memories to tape.



Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, and Queen Mother at The Red House.


The Queen Mother and Peter Pears at the Snape Maltings Concert

Norman Del Mar Richard Alston

Thames Publishing, Aug 3, 2000

Comments from Troyhand: …the Norman Del Mar book posted above was written by Richard Alston.

I’m supposing that this is the same Richard Alston who was Peter Righton’s roommate, described as “married” to Righton since 1974, and was headmaster of New Barns School and had a brother who was a British Ambassador to Muscat in the Middle East and was arrested last year under Operation Cayacos for historic child sexual abuse.and who was also thanked first in “Britten and Auden in the Thirties: The Year 1936 : the T.S. Eliot Memorial”edited by Donald Mitchell

“Acknowledgements“I am much indebted to Richard Alston without whose dedicated editorial assistance I should have found it difficult to see this revised edition through the press… and to Peter Righton for correcting proofs…”

aangirfan.blogspot.com/2012/06/kray-twins-jersey-pedophile-rings.html
books.google.com/books?id=9mikFV-eSzkC&pg=PA17&hl=en&sa=X&ei=b1F1U9CJHPS1sASlkoDoDw&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/peter-righton-benjamin-britten-peter-pears-and-michael-davidson/

spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/suffolk/

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ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/peter-righton-benjamin-britten-peter-pears-and-michael-davidson/

aangirfan.blogspot.com/2012/10/jimmy-savile-kray-twins-cliff-richards.html

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/paedophile-scandal-charles-napier-could-1430365

thecolemanexperience.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/why-was-jimmy-savile-given-the-keys-to-broadmoor/

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-16217716


Paedophiles Dr Martin Reddington & Dr John Byles

Doctors were murder probe chief suspects

29 October 2004 | UPDATED: 05:22 02 March 2010

TWO doctors wanted for the death and homosexual assault of another boy were the prime suspects in the Tattingstone suitcase murder, it can be revealed today.

TWO doctors wanted for the death and homosexual assault of another boy were the prime suspects in the Tattingstone suitcase murder, it can be revealed today.

Martin Reddington and John Byles both denied any involvement in the strangling and mutilation of mentally disabled teenager Bernard Oliver in January, 1967.

But detectives investigating one of the most horrific crimes Suffolk has ever known, pinpointed the pair as suspects from an early stage in their inquiries.

And when the case was reopened, in 1977, their links were again closely scrutinised. By this time, the case against them had grown even stronger.

But, in a remarkable hole in the investigation, Dr Reddington was never interviewed in connection with the offence.

It was decided there was insufficient evidence to extradite him from Australia, where he was living in 1977.

Original documents from the massive murder probe reveal they were jointly wanted for a string of sickening crimes, including gross indecency and buggery.

And one involved the murder of a boy in London in 1973, after an apparent homosexual relationship.

The previously unrevealed evidence is able to be published today due to the new Freedom of Information Act which will become law at the beginning of next year.

However Suffolk police granted permission for the file to be opened two months early after a request by The Evening Star.

The death of the boy in London in 1973 was a crime which had striking parallels with the gruesome death of Mr Oliver, whose severed body was discovered packed into two suitcases.

Tests on the remains revealed Mr Oliver had taken part in homosexual acts prior to his death, although his friends insisted he was not gay.

Two years before Mr Oliver’s death, a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Dr Reddington for the buggery and indecent assault of males, in 1965.

But before police inquiries could be completed, he fled the country for South Africa. Despite several attempts, the warrant was never executed and his guilt neither proved nor disproved.

It was known he made a number of return visits to the United Kingdom since leaving, although no evidence was ever found to place him in Suffolk or North London in January 1967.

The strong lack of leads to back up suspicions against the pair hindered the investigation from day one.

Yet, at the same time a great deal of other circumstantial evidence was building up.

One clue was the location of Dr Reddington’s surgery in Muswell Hill, North London, which was in the direction of the street Mr Oliver was last seen walking down.

Despite every address in the area being searched, the crime scene was never established – nor was any link with Suffolk.

The only possible clue was the local knowledge of Colchester-born Dr Reddington, although Dr Byles denied any knowledge of the county when interviewed.

A private investigator in Muswell Hill provided one of the fascinating pieces of evidence in the entire investigation.

She claimed to recognise the suitcase used to discard the body parts of Mr Oliver, pointing to the distinctive P.V.A initials on its side.

She told detectives she spoke to a man in a launderette on numerous occasions and vividly remembered the suitcase being brought in containing his dirty washing.

It was her description that to an artist’s impression of the killer being released.

And when the inquiry was reopened in 1977, she picked out a photograph of Dr Reddington as one of three men she recognised as owning the suitcase.

Another other clue that caused suspicion to fall on the two doctors was the expert way in which the body was cut up.

Neatly severed into eight parts, the precise and deliberate nature of the operation meant only an expert could have carried it out.

A consultant surgeon at the then Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital decided the crime was most likely to have been committed by a doctor, surgeon or medical student.

It was someone with “knowledge of anatomy with previous experience of dismemberment”. The gory task had been “expertly accomplished”, with the exception of one joint.

The consultant explained: “One would expect the person dissecting the body, irrespective of how calm and deliberate he may have been, to show some sign of nerves, anxiety or excitement towards the end of the dissection.

“This could well be the reason for the bad workmanship on the left knee joint.”

But despite this growing weight of evidence by the late 1970s, Dr Reddington went to his grave without ever answering any questions relating to the crime. He died in May 1995, aged 63.

By now, Dr Byles had committed suicide in 1975, after being arrested and charged for an indecent assault in London, while in Australia.

He jumped bail and committed suicide before the full facts of the matter could be determined.

The 38-year-old left two suicide notes beside his body, one to Reddington, and another to Scotland Yard.

The note to police contained an apology for what he had done, but there was no direct reference to the Tattingstone murder. He was thought to have been responsible for the death of a cabin boy.

Eric Shields, a former detective sergeant with Suffolk police, was one of the officers who worked on infamous crime nearly 40 years ago.

Today he said: “The investigation was carried out in minute detail. As far as I’m concerned, it was dealt with in a highly professional manner.”

“I’m sure all the officers who worked on the Tattingstone murder are disappointed nobody has been brought to book.”

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/doctors-were-murder-probe-chief-suspects-1-102084

The ‘Holy Trinity’ Paedophile Ring

The Holy Trinity church, Huddersfield

The case of the murder of Bernard Oliver, 17, whose dismembered body was found in two suitcases in the village of Tattingstone in Suffolk in 1967, is unsolved and because the main suspects are both now dead, it will likely remain so, but it was the identifying of those two suspects, Dr Martin Reddington and Dr John Byles, and the tracing of the history of at least some of their offending which led us  to the ‘Holy Trinity Paedophile Ring’.  This was a group of professionals that in 1975 stood trial at Leeds Crown Court and were found guilty of the sexual abuse of young boys including abuse within the Holy Trinity church, Huddersfield, and the trade in child sexual abuse images to Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

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Dr John Byles Body is missing doctor: police The Age 22-01-75

 

Dr John Byles, Reverend John Poole & Raymond Varley Police seek doctor The Canberra Times 18-01-75

Reverend John Poole Vicar’s rape charge; Wife weeps as father of four is accused of attacking girl, 15
jUNE 11
J1996

A VICAR appeared in court yesterday charged with raping a girl of 15.

The Reverend John Poole, 50, formervicar of St Paul’s Church, in Shipley, West Yorkshire, is alleged to have attacked the youngster in his rectory in May last year.

The father-of four is also accused of indecently assaulting her on two previous occasions.

Poole, fro

m Clayton, Bradford, was arrested on Sunday as his wife Denise, a curate, prepared to give a sermon at All Saints Church in Great Horton, Bradford.

Reverend John Poole’s wife the Revd Canon Denise Poole.

His wife wept and Poole fought back the tears as bail was granted after a 90-minute hearing. …

https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-111424385.html

The Revd Denise and John Poole in Khartoum, Sudan in 2009

 Church Urban Fund – Trustee – Reverend Canon Denise Poole
https://www.cuf.org.uk/our-trustees
Reverend Canon Denise June Poole Chaplain to the Bishop of Bradford
Rev Paul Flowers

Reverend Canon Denise June Poole & Reverend Paul Flowers
Nov 9 2008

The service was led by Canon Denise Poole, the Lord Mayor’s Chaplain, and Councillor the Reverend Paul Flowers, chaplain to the city’s branch of the RBL.

It was attended by civic dignitaries including the Queen’s representative, the Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Council leader Kris Hopkins and Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe.

The service followed a parade, led by standard-bearers from veterans’ groups, forces’ cadets and Scouts, which snaked through the city streets.

Members of the 269 (West Riding) Battery inherited the Freedom of the City of Bradford, were also part of the parade from Centenary Square to the city’s war memorial.

Paedophile John Poole is finance person for the British Bible Society and he had visited Sudan in the eighties.

Sudan Church Association – John Poole (SCA Finance Manager)

http://www.sudanchurchassociation.org.uk/contact-2/

Paedophile Dr Martin Bruce Reddington Doctor on assault charge The Canberra Times 05-02-77

MEDICAL BRANCH MARTIN BRUCE REDDINGTON, M.B., B.Chir. (505363). 11th May 1957.

 

 

 Mr & Mrs John Poole of British and Foreign Bible Society

 

Philip John Poole was employed as Secretary of The British and Foreign Bible Society.

The Bible Society in Sudan, which is based in the north’s capital, Khartoum.

Bible Society’s Patron is Her Majesty the Queen

https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/about-us/our-people/

Philip John Poole THE TELLING PLACE LIMITED & GOSPEL AND CULTURE LIMITED

Philip John Poole (The Bible Society) Publisher launches ‘youth Bible’ – a tale of sex and masturbation

Philip Poole, the deputy chief executive of The Bible Society, said the society “supports the way Collins is helping young people understand how the Bible can speak into their lives today”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1468892/Publisher-launches-youth-Bible-a-tale-of-sex-and-masturbation.html

Philip Poole – Deputy Chief Executive Officer Bible Society

 

Deputy chief executive of the Bible Society, Philip Poole Bible project comes to Cirencester

Sept 11 2011

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/9243762.Bible_project_comes_to_Cirencester/

https://twitter.com/thewakeupcall09/status/861674373035556866

 


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Graham Ovenden was a Guest Editorial of Paidika Journal of Paedophilia in 1994

PAIDIKA NUMBER 10 WINTER 1994: Guest Editorial: Fall from Grace, by Graham Ovenden

Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia
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Peter and Juliette Blake by Graham Ovenden

Lord McAlpine sells off his Graham Ovenden ‘CHILD PORN’ collection

The Evening Standard 23-05-03

In 2013, it was revealed McAlpine had owned the artwork of convicted paedophile Graham Ovenden – artwork that depicted naked children.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/apr/02/graham-ovenden-artist-1970s-decadence

Peter Blake and Graham Ovenden have been criticised for their interest in painting young female models

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12234280.Life_of_the_artist_known_as_Balthus_Jack_McLean_describes_the_qualities_of_a_painter_dogged_by_notoriety_throughout__his_career/

Graham Ovenden The Obscene Publications Squad versus art 1993 (35 page booklet)

Graham Ovenden’s books where published by Ophelia Editions founded by Lawrence Allen Stanley.

Lawrence Allen Stanley

Graham Ovenden’s paedophile associate Lawrence Allen Stanley aka L.A. Stanaman & Larry Stanley

Porn lawyer charged in Brazil with child exploitation

July 24, 2002
An American lawyer who specialized in defending those accused of child pornography is under arrest in Brazil, charged with violating that country’s laws against child exploitation.
Lawrence Allen Stanley, 47, was arrested June 8 after police in Salvador say they found more than 1,000 photographs and more than 100 videos of young girls in swimsuits and underwear.
The arrest came days after the Brazilian magazine Epocha reported that Stanley, a fugitive who has lived in Brazil since 1998, had built an international business photographing Brazilian girls and selling their photos through the Internet.At a hearing July 8, a Brazilian federal judge ordered that Stanley remain in custody until trial after receiving the report of an investigation from Rita Sanchez, head of the Center for Human Rights. Stanley faces up to four years in prison if convicted.Under the alias L.A. Stanaman, Stanley operated the “MiniModels” Web site, featuring photos of girls ages 8 to 14 in what police Officer Rui Gomes described to the Associated Press as “sensual poses.” Police said Stanley paid the girls $20 to $40 for each photo session.An official of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for information on Stanley’s case.Stanley has been identified as the owner of Alessandra’s Smile, a New York company that sells erotic material about girls. He is also the publisher of Ophelia Editions, which produces books with pedophile themes, and Uncommon Desires, a newsletter that has called itself “the voice of a politically conscious girl-love underground.”Stanley has a criminal record. He was charged with “sexual aggression” against a girl in Quebec in 1990, but Canadian officials never sought extradition. In 1998, a Dutch court convicted Stanley in absentia for sexual abuse of three children ages 7 to 10, Epocha reported. He faces a three-year prison sentence if he returns to the Netherlands. Brazil has no extradition treaty with the Netherlands.In 1989, federal authorities accused Stanley of conspiring with a client, photographer Don Marcus, to import child pornography. Marcus who fled to France to escape prosecution and is still a fugitive asked Stanley to pick up a suitcase that was found to contain child pornography. His attorney argued that Stanley did not know what was in the suitcase, and a jury acquitted him in 1993.
He has written several articles about child pornography, including one in 1987 in the Dutch pedophile journal Paidika. “Law enforcement officials have exaggerated the incidence of possession of child pornography,” Stanley said. “Only 14 percent depicted children engaged in sexual conduct with adults,” he said, referring to photos in child pornography magazines.
Those assertions were expanded by Stanley in a 1988 Playboy article, “The Child Pornography Myth,” in which he argued that pedophiles were a “small, essentially insignificant group.”
Stanley’s work was cited by Judith Levine in her recent book, “Harmful to Minors,” which several critics said promoted pedophilia. The Levine book was sold by one of Stanley’s Web sites, which praised it as an “important and compelling book” debunking “myths that adult attraction to children is a serious and pervasive threat.”
As lawyer in the mid-1990s, Stanley defended efforts by the North American Man Boy Love Association to operate as a tax-exempt group.
In 1998, U.S. Customs officials seized a large shipment of European nudist magazines addressed to Stanley’s company, Alessandra’s Smile. In 1999, a federal judge ruled the magazines obscene, but the decision was reversed by an appeals court. panel.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2002/jul/24/20020724-034743-2147r/

How the art world turned a blind eye to a paedophile: Painter Graham Ovenden defended by the establishment is convicted of indecency against young girls

Charities condemn gallery over major show on ‘repugnant’ artist who sexually abused his two daughters

  • Twisted British artist Eric Gill sexually abused his two daughters and his pet dog 
  • Extent of his reign of horror over his children only emerged after he died in 1940
  • Row has broken out after art gallery plans to display his artwork of his daughters 

An art gallery came under fire last night for staging a major exhibition about an artist who abused his two daughters and slept with his sister.

The retrospective of Eric Gill’s work includes explicit drawings, prints and sculptures of his daughters, Elizabeth and Petra. 

Gill died in 1940, aged 58, and it later emerged that the girls had suffered years of sexual abuse at his hands.

He also had an incestuous relationship with his younger sister Gladys, and conducted sexual experiments on his dog.

The show, which opened yesterday at the Ditchling Museum Of Art And Craft in East Sussex, features a nude drawing of Elizabeth from 1927 and a woodblock showing a naked Petra from 1921.

Rape charities called the show ‘repugnant’. 

Fay Maxted, chief executive of the Survivors Trust, said: ‘The gallery is showing a real lack of understanding of the impact of sexual abuse on children and the responsibility we have not to promote it or normalise it. If you add the financial element, it becomes even more distasteful.’

Some residents in Ditchling, where Gill lived between 1906 and 1924, also criticised the museum. Jazz musician Herbie Flowers, 79, said: ‘They might as well put a Rolf Harris exhibition on the week after and a Jimmy Savile and Gary Glitter one after that.’

Museum director Nathaniel Hepburn said: ‘We have spoken to some of those in the village who raised concerns and once they have heard more about the exhibition then they have been supportive of our approach, even if they still object to Gill.’

Terence Waters, Graham Ovenden, Ronald Oliver, Gregory Potter where arrested on the 17th November 1993 but only Terence Waters was jailed.
The so-called paedophile ring including artists Peter Blake, Graham Arnold, David Inshaw and Ron Oliver.
Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE and his wife Louella defended Graham Ovenden

PIE member Terrence Waters aka James Opphin Daler friend of Dr Morris Fraser

Terence James Waters PIE No# 419 Mercy for teacher with ‘secret room’
A TEACHER who built a secret room at a Woking school where he indecently assaulted pupils has walked free from court.
2 JUL 2013

Terrence Waters, 68, an art and carpentry teacher at  Allen House School, a boys’ school that has since closed, was given a suspended sentence after admitting 12 charges.

Judge Michael Addison said Waters was in a position of trust when he committed the seven counts of indecent assault on a male and five of indecency with a child.

The incidents took place in the 1970s and 1980s. The court heard that Waters was told to leave the school following allegations made against him.

Ruby Selva, prosecuting, said Waters, now of Kent Square, Great Yarmouth, organised trips and a photography club.

In 1988, he received a five-year sentence for indecent assault, reduced to three-and-a-half years on appeal.

In 1994, he was sentenced to 10 years for indecent assault, reduced to six on appeal, and he received another 13 months for taking indecent photographs in 2000.

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Terence Waters was apparently PIE member 419 and was linked to Morris Fraser
Terence James Waters 26th May 1995 Court of Appeal via

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

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

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

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

  • Of interest is that the paper mentions that Scotland Yard had a Research Unit on Ritual Abuse, which was disbanded in 1994 and its Report on Ritual Abuse remains unpublished.
Nov 2016
hewson-whinging2
Aug 2016

Oh, just remind me again who were Enoch’s two aides and buddies! Ah, yes. Proctor and Denby!

Interesting that Barbara Hewson says satanic sexual abuse doesn’t exist while her cousin worked for Enoch Powell who is accused of just that

 

Derry Mainwaring-Knight  “outed” two Tory politicians (William Whitelaw, Enoch Powell) and one Labour MP (Leopold Abse) as cult members.

HRH Crafty Muvva‏ @craftymuvva

1986: Fluff Freeman attends satanist’s party in Richmond. Derry Mainwaring-Knight.

 


Savile/Peter Ball/Ian Gow/

 

Savile good friends with Peter Ball/ Peter Ball good friends with Ian Gow/

Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles’ very close friendship with sex abuse bishop Peter Ball

via cassandracogno

Michael brown was at York Uni same time as Harriet Harman & Harvey Proctor & Christine Hamilton 1969/70/71

Ian Gow – his cousin Nicholas Budgen was whip in 1981

Named after St. Nicholas Church in Newport, Shropshire of which his grandfather was priest, Budgen was baptised at Lichfield Cathedral by  his grandfather, who had also baptised Enoch Powell

Budgen’s speeches in 1985 against the Anglo-Irish Agreement persuaded his cousin Ian Gow to resign as a minister from Margaret Thatcher’s government.

Michael Brown, was at the time a government whip

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Budgen
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Gow

 


Why does the Gin Goblin so categorically deny the existence of satanic child abuse like this in Proctor’s home county?

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo
The shadow ban Twitter has imposed on Barbara Hewson seems to be particularly severe. Try searching…!

Such a shame Times didn’t tell its readers that Hewson was suspended from Twitter last week 2 times in as many days

Barrister complains to police and BSB about another barrister’s unacceptable behaviour on Twitter

lead1Two barristers are locked in a very public spat after one accused the other of “enthusiastically” encouraging the abuse of an unnamed journalist online.Sarah Phillimore (pictured top left), who is a tenant at St John’s Chambers in Bristol, and Barbara Hewson (pictured top right), who is a member of 1 Gray’s Inn Square in London, are at loggerheads over Hewson’s social media etiquette.This according to The Times (£), which reported today that Phillimore has sent a letter to Hewson’s legal representatives complaining about her behaviour on Twitter. The letter stated:

Ms Hewson has enthusiastically encouraged such abuse [of the journalist] over many months and engaged in direct abuse and harassment [herself].

Confirming to Legal Cheek that she has filed complaints with both the police and Bar Standards Board (BSB), Phillimore continued:

I… believe I have clear evidence to support my contention that Ms Hewson’s online activities have serious and potentially criminal ramifications well beyond the issue of publication on Twitter. This is not acceptable behaviour from a practising barrister.

Returning fire, Irish-born Hewson — whose personal Twitter account now appears to have been “suspended” (screenshot below) — told the newspaper:

I object in the strongest possible terms to Ms Phillimore’s brinkmanship, making extraordinarily serious accusations in an unfocused way, without any supporting evidence. I and my legal team will robustly defend any civil or criminal proceedings that she, or any anyone else, initiates against me.

lead1While the identity of the journalist remains a mystery, Legal Cheek understands that the Twitter bust-up and subsequent letter stems from the barristers’ differing views on child abuse cases. The report states that Hewson has instructed London-based media experts Simons Muirhead & Burton to defend any potential claim.

Responding to today’s report, the BSB told Legal Cheek:

The BSB does not comment as to whether or not individual barristers are the subject of a complaint or a disciplinary investigation. If a complaint is received, or if information about potential misconduct by a barrister comes to our attention, it is dealt with in accordance with the procedures set out in detail on our website.

This isn’t the first time Hewson and her online shenanigans have hit national headlines.

In 2015 the civil law barrister branded the now ex-deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland a “cunt” on Twitter. In another colourful tweet, she called on several of the site’s users to “get off my tits, you cunts.”

The experienced lawyer also received widespread criticism after she called for the age of sexual consent to be lowered to just 13. Penning an article for online magazine Spiked back in 2013, she said the move was necessary to end the “persecution of old men”.

Hewson did not respond to Legal Cheek’s request for comment.

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“The wouldn’t comment” which has been the problem all along. They allowed her to behave appallingly. Reflects badly.

Interesting comment under Legal Cheek article on Barbara Hewson…

Milo Ys resigns from Widebeard over views on paedophilia and issues apology. But hasn’t Barbara Hewson been vociferously supporting those same views?
 

After her early-morning deletions (red), Ginny (Hewson) goes back to delete references supporting Milo (orange).


IPSCJ brings acclaimed Wall of Silence exhibition to Northamptonshire to raise awareness and reporting of child abuse

Really, this is incredible, . An Irish Barrister attempting to close down exhibition spreading awareness of child sexual abuse?

Barrister, Barbara Hewson attempts to break down the Wall of Silence for awareness. How pathetic. How telling.

This woman must just hate survivors of CSA…

 What is Barbara Hewson’s motive in spewing bile at anyone associated with Wall of Silence exhibition?

The same ‘motive’ for calling child sex abuse survivors/campaigners ‘the lunatic fringe’. She wants to discredit anything to do with CSA ..

 So @GhandisOPhoenix is Nigel Oldfield’s new account. 

Nigel Oldfield

https://theukdatabase.com/2012/04/05/nigel-oldfield-doncasterbuxton/

PERVERT RUNS CHILD ABUSE WEBSITE FROM HIS JAIL CELL

A TWISTED teacher Dr Nigel Oldfield jailed for downloading 11,000 vile images of children is masterminding a website for paedophiles from behind bars.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/exclusive-pervert-runs-child-abuse-555549

Convicted paedophile Nigel Oldfield taunts angry parents by shouting ‘Bring your children to me’ at 100-strong mob surrounding his house

22 June 2017

Nigel Oldfield banned again.

Read his latest comments before getting banned

 

AVENGER‏ @REBELTROOP

His comments pose grave questions over his suitability as a free man! He should be detained

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo

It also poses grave questions about the bunch of mates surrounding (Barbara) Hewson and (Simon) Just who willingly engaged with him.

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo

I’m not sniping, m’dear. I asked a simple, valid question: Why does she associate with a vile convicted paedophile like you?

 p.s. I recommend Tom’s excellent treatise on consent, you may be pleasantly surprised 🙂

^warning:  website of convicted paedophile/ PIE member Tom O’Carroll

https://chrisukorg.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/mirror211206.jpg?w=474

https://theukdatabase.com/2012/04/12/thomas-ocarroll-coventrycumbria/

Apr 15 2017

Oh dear, what has happened to the account of ? He’s the vile paedophile Nigel Leigh Oldfield and Twitter buddy of Hewson.

Account suspended

You should ask John Hemming of his own involvement with paedophiles NIGEL OLDFIELD and BRIAN ROTHERY

https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/paedophilia-how-one-piece-of-news-can-kill-a-novel/

You should also ask Hemming about why paedo COLIN TUCKER was allowed to run Birmingham childrens services, and adoption

John Alexander Melvin Hemming (born 16 March 1960) is a British Liberal Democrat politician and a businessman. He served as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley from 2005 to 2015.

Your silence on the lampooning of Esther Baker by your friend Hewson is deafening. You seem to condone her behaviour!

Barbara Hewson, best known for ridiculing Esther Baker, is giving you plugs on her TL. Do you associate with her campaign?

John Hemming MP –

The mistress-loving maverick millionaire

AS his wife is found guilty of stealing his lover’s cat, why life is never dull around John Hemming – the politician accused of having 26 affairs during his marriage.

A former heavy-metal drummer who once put himself forward as a candidate for Britain’s first astronaut, he is a multi-millionaire who set up a company writing software for stockbrokers when he was only 23.

One fellow MP denouncing him as unfit for public office. And as of yesterday he is also the man who drove his long-suffering wife to criminality.

Hemming seems to relish his womaniser image; he once voted for himself in a national poll as Britain’s biggest love rat.

http://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/274872/John-Hemming-MP-The-mistress-loving-maverick-millionaire

Hemming/Sabine/Marie Black

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Terence Ewing was arrested with Gleaves. Who are these MPs?

Were Austin Mitchell and John Hemming aware of the fact that Terence Ewing was a paedophile?

The Association of McKenzie Friends are the group ‘supporting’ Ella Draper and Abraham Christie, who along with Sabine McNeill are wanted for questioning by police in relation to allegations of harassment and child abuse connected to the Hampstead Satanic Claims.

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Belinda McKenzie, Terence Ewing, and Sabine McNeill

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Keith Hammerton and Roger Gleaves

Keith Hammerton and Roger Gleaves are both convicted paedophiles.

And both happen to be former business partners of Terence Ewing  advisor for ‘The Association of McKenzie Friends’

Terence Ewing and Keith Hammerton- Euston Trust

Terence Ewing and Roger Gleaves- Mephistopheles Debt Collection Service

Terence Ewing, having been described by a high court judge as “unattractive and indicative of a lack of personal integrity and honesty”, is banned from taking a civil action in England and Wales unless he has the permission of a High Court judge. (BBC News)

I’m sure that many will think that this proves nothing other than that Terence Ewing has an extremely poor taste when selecting business partners.

However, call me old fashioned but I do believe that it is extremely unethical and potentially illegal for ‘The Association of McKenzie Friends’ to seek to sell “video evidence”, “interviews with victims of child trafficking”, and “documentation regarding child abuse”.

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John Hemming MP withdrew as patron of The Association of McKenzie Friends on 22nd January 2015.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/hampstead-mckenzie-friends-and-terence-ewing/

Here’s John Hemming on trafficking children to Jersey. Why has he gone silent on issues like this?

Birmingham council illegally sent children into care in Jersey, MP report reveals

Paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile with children at Haut de la Garenne
The revelation comes amid continuing police investigations into 100 charred bone fragments and 65 milk teeth found at Jersey’s now notorious Haut de la Garenne former children’s home.

 

Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming, who discovered that his local city council had sent children to Jersey, believes other children from the UK ‘were also placed in care there’.

The MP for Birmingham Yardley added: ‘The Government has refused to order councils to check properly because it does not want to open a can of worms, on the links between abusers in England and Jersey.’

The Mail on Sunday has also learned that children from UK local authorities, which have also been the subject of abuse allegations, were taken on holiday to Haut de la Garenne, where the bone fragments are said to belong to five children whom detectives believe were killed.

Birmingham council discovered it had placed five children in foster care on Jersey because, at Mr Hemming’s request, it checked old accounts. It found it made payments to Jersey for child care between 1960 and 1990. Yet a social work file survived on only one child.

Schools Minister Kevin Brennan has told the Commons that checks are unnecessary because children from the UK cannot be placed in care in Jersey without a court order. Yet the five Birmingham children were sent to Jersey without such orders.

Mr Hemming has asked English councils to check their records under the Freedom of Information Act. He said: ‘Most seem only to have done cursory checks, just checking recent electronic files, or asking around the office.’

A handful of councils refused to check at all.

They included Islington in North London, whose 12 children’s homes were infamously infiltrated between the Seventies and Nineties by a child sex and pornography network, while Margaret Hodge was council leader.

Key staff were from Jersey or had strong Channel Islands connections. The council told Mr Hemming that checking its records would cost too much.

Liz Davies, the former Islington senior social worker who bravely blew the whistle on the scandal, said last night: ‘It is becoming clear that children at Haut de la Garenne were sent on holiday to children’s homes in England which were also notorious for abuse, while the children in the English homes they went to were sent to Haut de la Garenne. They literally swapped beds.’

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1041035/Birmingham-council-illegally-sent-children-care-Jersey-MP-report-reveals.html

Lenny Harper

24th June 2017″

http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.com/2017/06/statement-of-former-deputy-chief-police.html

Haut de la Garenne finds

Barbara Hewson “Ah yes. Lenny Harper and the non-existent dead bodies.”


Barrister ‘made death threats’ to student
April 12 2017

Barbara Hewson has been accused of online and other abuse. She came to prominence after calling for the age of consent to be lowered in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal

Police have issued a harassment warning to a barrister amid allegations that she waged a campaign of online bullying, abuse and “death threats” against a law student and another lawyer.

Barbara Hewson, 55, who came to prominence after the Jimmy Savile scandal when she called for the age of sexual consent to be substantially lowered, is the subject of mounting complaints to the Bar’s regulator.

At least three complaints have been lodged with the Bar Standards Board, The Times has learnt.

It has also emerged that Ms Hewson, a Court of Protection and human rights specialist, has within the past few weeks left her chambers, 1 Gray’s Inn Square, in London. The chambers, which is also home to the civil liberties lawyer Michael Mansfield, QC,…
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/barrister-made-death-threats-to-student-zx5jjgbjx

Lawyer who was dubbed the ‘bolshiest barrister on Twitter’ and called for age of consent to be lowered to 13 ‘made death threats’ to law student

It is not the first time Miss Hewson has aroused controversy.

She caused outrage after the Jimmy Savile abuse allegations when she called for the age of consent to be lowered to 13 and for an end to the ‘persecution of old men’.

She has also questioned whether rape victims are ‘utterly innocent’ and suggested that they can have a ‘moral responsibility for the crime’.

Miss Hewson said rape victims had a ‘moral responsibility’ and cases were rarely straight forward where one party was ‘utterly guilty’ or ‘utterly innocent’.

And she described Scotland Yard’s investigations into historic sexual abuse as a ‘witch hunt’. 

In September 2016 Miss Hewson said it was time to ‘put an end to the whole fiasco’. Writing for the Daily Mail, she called for the inquiry into historic abuse to be closed.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4404324/Barrister-death-threats-law-student.html

 

Why would someone (Hewson) sabotage their own career so relentlessly for 3 years?


So you want to give ageing paedophiles a leg-up? Try this: – Reduce AoC to 13 – Remove victim anonymity – Introduce statute of limitations


Age of consent should be 13, says barrister

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Among those to have been convicted is former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, who admitted 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls, including one aged nine, between 1967 and 1985.


Explosive report into child sexual abuse at Croydon children’s home Shirley Oaks names 27 alleged paedophiles

Staff at the Shirley Oaks home, doctors, teachers, vicars and football coaches have all been named

Staff at the Shirley Oaks home, doctors, teachers, vicars and football coaches have all been named

An explosive report into sexual abuse and ‘widespread corruption’ at a Croydon children’s home includes the names of 27 people abuse survivors claim are paedophiles.

Shirley Oaks Survivors Association (SOSA) published the report today following its two-year-long investigation into child abuse inside south London’s care system.

Testimonies of more than 400 residents of children’s homes have been included in the findings, which were shared today at a conference in central London.

Staff at the Shirley Oaks home, doctors, teachers, vicars and football coaches have all been named in the report.

The report claims at least 60 paedophiles operated in the Wickham Road children’s home, and 27 alleged abusers have now been named.

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“Shirley Oaks seemed to develop a model for paedophiles that worked. That was the ability to control the movement of children and that was replicated in Lambeth council.”

SOSA’s report claims 31 paedophiles were connected to the home or the authority, including Philip Temple, a former senior housefather at Rowan House at Shirley Oaks who was jailed for 12 years in August for abusing 12 young people over 25 years.

Michael Mansfield is representing the survivors.

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ShirleyOaksSurvivors‏ @ShirleyOaksSA 14 Sep 2016

Photos of children being abused found in Lambeth senior officer’s filing cupboard
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07vd212/victoria-derbyshire-14092016


Shirley oaks and Edward Heath all connected . My hubby went on so called sailing holidays too jersey from Shirley oaks . Lots abused

 

Clues Lacking In Bermuda Murders The Dispatch 13-03-73

Sir Richard Sharples murdered, a close friend of Ted Heath

Sharples & Heath both shared a passion for sailing


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Robin Walker MP –  father Peter Walker MBE was Chairman of the Carlton Club

Peter Walker

In 1958 he became the youngest to-date National Chairman of the Young Conservatives.[1] Walker was a founder of the Tory Reform Group, and served as Chairman of the Carlton Club.

He later served as Minister of Housing and Local Government (1970), Secretary of State for the Environment (1970–72), and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1972–74) under Prime Minister Edward Heath.

Robin Walker – press officer for Oliver Letwin

In 2011 Walker married Charlotte Keenan,[18] former Chief Executive of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.[19][20]


Married music teacher at £33,000-a-year boarding school subjected teenage schoolgirl to ‘vile’ bondage abuse in violin lessons then critiqued her sexual technique

  • Dara de Cogan had taught at top private school Ampleforth College since 2004 
  • The married teacher lusted after the girl who saw him as a ‘substitute father’
  • He subjected her to bondage sessions and then critiqued her like a music lesson 
  • The 58-year-old was sentenced to 28 months in prison at York Crown Court
  • De Cogan was also made to sign the sex offenders register for ten years
28 March 2017

A music teacher at a top private school subjected a girl to ‘vile’ bondage sessions and critiqued her sexual technique in the same he would her violin playing.

Married Dara de Cogan, now 58, had lusted after the girl – who was more than 30 years his junior and saw him as a ‘substitute father’ – since she was 13.

York Crown Court heard the girl was a gifted student at £33,000-a-year Ampleforth College, in North Yorkshire.

De Cogan, born in Ireland, was also a musician of international acclaim who was appointed Head of Strings at the boarding school, which boasts Rupert Everett and James Norton among its alumni, in 2004.

The married man, who has two adopted daughters, tutored her in the violin.

 

£33,000-a-year Ampleforth College, in North Yorkshire, which boasts Rupert Everett and James Norton among its alumni

The girl, now in her 20s, said in a victim impact statement read to the court that her musical ambitions after university had been thwarted by what she has gone through.

She added: ‘He took advantage of me in the most manipulative and vile way possible.

Judge Andrew Stubbs told him: ‘You took advantage of her immaturity, insecurity and innocence.

Dara de Cogan leaves York Crown Court to start his prison sentence for having sexual activity with a pupil

 

‘When parents send their children to school they entrust their most precious possession to the care and protection of others.

‘This was an abject failure of trust both in the college and you.’

De Cogan, of Kilburn village, North Yorkshire, admitted ten counts of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.

He was jailed for 28 months with half to be served and ordered to sign on a sex offenders register for ten years.

De Cogan bowed to the judge and smiled to his family before being handcuffed in the dock and taken into custody.

His wife of more than 25 years who sat in the public gallery was said by the defence to be standing by him.

Dublin-born De Cogan, became leader of the Irish Youth Orchestra in 1978 and represented his country in the European Community Youth Orchestra.

He started his music with legendary Irish violinist Mary Gallagher and continued his studies at the Royal College of Music with Jaraslav Vanecek.

In 1982, he joined the Hall Orchestra in Manchester and became Principal Second Violin in 1986.

During his time in Manchester, he worked extensively with special needs children particularly with the Royal Schools for the Deaf. (the current queen is its patron.)

The Royal Schools has some 78 children – It is claimed that the Royal Schools for the Deaf in Cheadle Hulme had a culture of neglect. Social services in Stockport, the borough in which the school is based, received a number of allegations from former members of staff.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/1272440.stm

Formerly the Royal School for the Deaf, Queen Victoria bestowed royal patronage upon them during her Jubilee year in 1897. In 2008 the charity changed its name to Seashell Trust and now comprises Royal School Manchester and Royal College Manchester.

Seashell Trust has maintained strong connections with the Royal family and in recent years they have had the pleasure of welcoming several members of the Royal family to their site, notably Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

http://www.thepatronslunch.com/infocus_seashell

Alongside his orchestral work, he ran his own Irish band, Delginis, and was String Coach and Artistic Director for the Hebridean Youth Project Summer Music School.

He became Head of Strings at Ampleforth College in 2004 and was involved in coaching various youth orchestras, as well as private individual tuition.

He job was to teach classroom music to year 9, and music technology to years 12 and 13.

He provided individual tuition on violin and viola and directed the Pro Musica Ensemble, the Ceilidh Band and jointly directed the College Orchestra.

Alongside his classic music interests, he has played in many folk music ensembles and has worked widely in the recording industry. 

School for deaf accused of ‘catalogue of child abuse’

A YEAR-LONG investigation of a leading school for the deaf by police and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has disclosed “an appalling catalogue of child abuse and neglect”.

Among the allegations are that some pupils at the Royal School for the Deaf in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Greater Manchester, suffered broken bones and lost teeth, while others were subjected to unwarranted restraining procedures.

NSPCC officials also investigated claims that deaf or emotionally disturbed children had been punched, tied up and doused with water hoses.

Ian MacLeary, the school’s chief executive, said a new governing body had dealt with many of the issues raised in the report. New training procedures had also been introduced.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1315837/School-for-deaf-accused-of-catalogue-of-child-abuse.html

A year-long child protection investigation carried out by the
NSPCC for the council severely criticised the Royal Schools for the Deaf Manchester over allegations of abuse between 1995 and 2000.
Four members of staff were suspended last year and police
investigations resulted in five cases being passed to the Crown
Prosecution Service. The CPS has rejected four of the cases.

The full NSPCC report is confidential, but the school has agreed
to implement a 21-point action plan published by the council.

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2001/04/12/school-for-deaf-and-disabled-children-under-threat/


Royal School for the Deaf in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Greater Manchester,

9 AUG 2004

Today, despite the year-long inquiry into unexplained injuries to children as well as into poor care and practice, it emerged that no one is likely to face criminal prosecution. Youngsters at the school are regarded as incapable of giving evidence in court.

Last year the MEN revealed how Mark Fisher, 33, – who later resigned in disgust after nine years as a support worker at the school – and two colleagues compiled a dossier detailing 142 allegations of abuse by staff. The evidence was handed to social services and to the police.

Dominic Tinner, development manager at the school, admitted there had been ”deficiencies in management and practice”
12 April 2001

A spokesman for the National Deaf Children’s Society, said it was appalled by the NSPCC report and was gravely concerned by the extent of abuse at the school.

Unless significant immediate action was taken by the school, the society would advise parents to move their children elsewhere.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/apr/12/education.schools1

New boss named for troubled deaf school

A CHILD welfare expert has been drafted in as the new boss of the troubled Royal Schools for the Deaf, Manchester.

  • 9 AUG 2004
  • Updated: 22 JAN 2013

A CHILD welfare expert has been drafted in as the new boss of the troubled Royal Schools for the Deaf, Manchester.

NSPCC director Karen Wright, a 47-year-old mother of four, will take up the chief executive’s post in July.

Her appointment comes just over a week after headteacher Leighton Reed resigned following a year-long inquiry by the NSPCC.

Ms Wright was not involved in the probe, which found “serious problems” with the school at Cheadle Hulme, Stockport.

The investigation was launched after the M.E.N. revealed how whistleblowing staff members compiled a dossier of allegations, including physical abuse of pupils.

It was claimed children suffered broken bones, were tied up in wheelchairs and one was hosed down with cold water.

Ms Wright said: “I was not involved in the investigation, although I was kept aware of it.

The current chief executive, Ian MacLeary, retires on July 1, when he turns 65. The charity says his retirement is unconnected to the scandal.

Four members of staff were suspended by the school, which said there were innocent explanations for injuries suffered by pupils.

  • Police interviewed dozens of members of staff, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was no realistic chance of securing convictions because the alleged victims, who suffer physical and learning disabilities as well as deafness, would be incapable of giving evidence.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/new-boss-named-for-troubled-deaf-1200208

New name for historic deaf school

18 APR 2010

The Royal School for the Deaf in Cheadle has got a new name.

it has now been re-branded as the Seashell Trust.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/new-name-for-historic-deaf-school-972859

and another Royal School for the deaf…Derby

Royal School for the Deaf Derby in special measures

Apr 22 2015
It highlighted the principal’s failure to share child protection concerns, which it said “directly impacted upon pupils as they were placed at risk of potential grooming and child sexual exploitation”.

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Music professor at Ampleforth School in court on sex offence charges

The Ampleforth Chamber Ensemble-Dara de Cogan (violin) who is Head of Strings

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Dara de Cogan, a founder-member of European Community Youth Orchestra

https://www.facebook.com/events/758595804242567/

Dublin-born De Cogan, became leader of the Irish Youth Orchestra in 1978 and represented his country in the European Community Youth Orchestra.

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European Community Youth Orchestra – that was Edward Heath’s province too

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Heath made a special point of conducting orchestras involving young musicians. While still prime minister, he conducted the Academy of the BBC at the 50th anniversary concert in the series for children founded by Sir Robert Mayer. Later, it was through Heath’s help that the European Community Youth Orchestra was set up. He became its president, and conducted it on summer tours in 1978, 1979 and 1980.

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Heath the musician: Rehearsing the 107 strong European Community Youth Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

A vanished file and troubling claims about Heath and young musicians

The ensemble in question was the European Community Youth Orchestra, and it was about to embark on its inaugural tour of EEC capitals. It was to be a flagship for pan-European cultural co-operation.

The 135 musicians, some of whom were as young as 14, were drawn from the then nine member nations. Heath, an enthusiastic amateur musician who had led the United Kingdom into the European Community five years before, was the orchestra’s founding president. He would also be its guest conductor for that tour and several tours to come.

In an intriguing development, the Mail learned this week that a file relating to Sir Edward and the infamous Paedophile Information Exchange group is one of those missing from official Government records.

It is among 114 missing files concerning child abuse identified by an independent review of how allegations were handled by the Home Office.

The title of the missing document, ‘Edward Heath MP [redacted] RE: PIE’, refers to the activities of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

Investigators discovered that the file disappeared more than 25 years ago after being moved to a Westminster record centre. They concluded that there was no evidence of any orchestrated attempts by officials over three decades to cover up child abuse.

But the unexpected absence of the file raises questions about the exact nature of the connection between Heath and the PIE group.

Further new allegations of sexual abuse and possible official cover-up concerning Sir Edward have come to light. They centre on his relationship with the European Community Youth Orchestra.

A retired senior police officer, who served with several southern forces including Wiltshire, told the Mail that there were ‘always rumours’ about Heath, the former MP for Bexley.

The policeman — a widely respected officer with a distinguished career — asked that due to the sensitivities of the Heath investigations, he remain anonymous. He told us that the rumours did not come with any specific evidence against the former PM.

But he went on: ‘The exception were several allegations made against him in his role with the European Youth Orchestra. I understand there were credible claims that Heath indecently assaulted young people on tours to the Continent which he was leading.

‘These tours took place in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

‘It was never clear how old the victims were, or exactly what happened, and what was alleged was not at the top end of the scale of criminality.

‘Why these were never investigated I cannot say. I suspect it is because they took place overseas and the victims were from other countries.’


Ted Heath would have known Dara De Cogan through the European Community Youth Orchestra.

And Heath links to another Ampleforth paedophile – Piers Grant-Ferris – his father Lord Harvington was good friends with Heath and Thatcher.

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Music professor at Ampleforth School in court on sex offence charges

A LEADING Roman Catholic school has been rocked by abuse allegations after a music professor appeared in court accused of sex offences against a girl more than 30 years his junior.

Irish-born classical musician and composer Dara De Cogan, 57, was appointed performing arts professor at Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire, in 2004.

The gifted violinist is charged with 12 counts of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.

The court heard the victim was a girl aged 16 and 17 at the time of the alleged offences between December 2007 and December 2009.

Dublin-born De Cogan, became leader of the Irish Youth Orchestra in 1978 and represented his country in the European Community Youth Orchestra.

In 1982, he joined the Hallé Orchestra and has played in folk music ensembles and has worked widely in the recording industry.

His court appearance came just weeks after it was confirmed Ampleforth is to be included in one of three public hearings carried out in the national child sexual abuse inquiry.
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‘Forty’ abusers at Catholic school

November 28 2017

Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire is accused of being a “honeypot” for offenders

Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire is accused of being a “honeypot” for offenders

Forty monks and teachers have been accused of sexually abusing boys at a leading Roman Catholic school that allegedly became a “honeypot” for offenders, it was revealed yesterday.

Reports of child sex offences at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire were disclosed yesterday at a public hearing of an inquiry into the handling of abuse allegations by the Catholic church.

As a case study, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) is examining safeguarding policies at two fee-paying boarding schools run by the English Benedictine Congregation — Ampleforth, and Downside in Somerset. Riel Karmy-Jones, QC, counsel to the inquiry, said that it would consider the prevalence of child abuse within the Catholic church and the extent to which Catholic culture “has or does inhibit the proper investigation and prevention” of such crimes.

Since 1996 three monks and two lay teachers at Ampleforth have been convicted of sex offences against pupils, but Ms Karmy-Jones said that the inquiry had been notified of multiple allegations against about 40 monks and teachers.

In an opening statement on behalf of 29 abuse survivors Richard Scorer, a specialist abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon, the law firm, said that the “temptation to cover up” such crimes was “particularly acute in institutions associated with the Roman Catholic Church”. He said: “Where reputation is key to an organisation’s existence, there is likely to be an almost overwhelming desire to find some way of avoiding the bad publicity associated with child sex abuse.” Shared awareness among child abusers that their misconduct would be covered up, or dealt with in-house, explained why “some institutions become honeypots where multiple offenders operate”.

Mr Scorer urged the inquiry to consider recommending a change in the law to make failure to report abuse a criminal offence.

On behalf of 14 victims and survivors, David Enright said that it was “very difficult to explain” to a non-Catholic “the power and depth of influence the Catholic church exerts over its members. The abusers were not only men in positions of trust; they were seen by the abused, and their families, as spokesmen for the God they worship. It is hard to imagine a greater hold that a child abuser could have over his victim.”

Matthias Kelly, QC, counsel for Ampleforth, said that the school and the abbey wanted “to apologise for the hurt, injury, distress and damage done to those who were abused as a result of our failings”. He said that the school’s policy today was one of “full, transparent and immediate co-operation with the statutory agencies”.

For Downside and the English Benedictine Congregation, Kate Gallafent, QC, said that the Catholic church was committed to giving the inquiry “its full co-operation. The congregation expresses profound shame that any child has been the victim of sexual abuse whilst in the care of the schools connected with its abbeys.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/forty-abusers-at-catholic-school-w75b7wfjg

Former pupils tell inquiry of sexual abuse by priests at Ampleforth College

Boys as young as six allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted at Roman Catholic school in Yorkshire, inquiry into child abuse hears

29 Nov 2017

Priests at a leading Roman Catholic school abused boys as young as six, including beatings and sexual assaults, the national inquiry into child abuse has heard.

Former pupils at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire gave evidence to a hearing in London on Wednesday, and written statements by other former pupils were read.

Many of the allegations centred on two priests, Piers Grant-Ferris who was jailed for two years in 2006 for 20 counts of indecent assault on boys in his care, and another priest referred to as RCF4.

One witness who spent 11 years at Ampleforth College and its preparatory school Gilling Castle from 1965 to 1976, said RCF4 had treated him “disgracefully”. “He was physically violent from the outset… I was physically and psychologically abused,” he told the hearing. RCF4 had been “nasty, cruel and physically violent towards me”.

In his second year, when the witness was eight years old, he said Grant-Ferris would walk behind boys sitting at long refectory tables for meals and select children for beatings. “If he stopped behind you and tapped you, then you knew it was you. If he stopped behind someone else and tapped them, one thing that disturbs me to this day is the feeling of relief that it wasn’t going to be me,” he said.

Once he was beaten in the chapel confessional by the priest after being told to take off his clothes. “It was always with his hands … and his hands would always linger on one’s bare bottom after each smack.”

On another occasion, the witness said Grant-Ferris told him to undress and lie face down on the priest’s bed. “He proceeded to take my temperature rectally. I didn’t even know people could have their temperatures taken rectally, I’d only ever had a thermometer put in my mouth. I begged him not to do it, because I didn’t know what was happening, but he continued anyway. I think technically that was a form of rape.”

Grant-Ferris, the son of a Tory peer, was “the full authority figure” the witness told the hearing. At the school, there were “sexual overtones and currents all the time”, he added.

After he left school, the witness suffered a “total psychological collapse” which lasted seven or eight years. “I wasn’t able to do anything, I couldn’t function.”

He said he believed that Basil Hume, who was abbot of Ampleforth Abbey for 13 years until appointed archbishop of Westminster in 1976, had been aware of abuse at the schools. “I have no doubt he knew exactly what was going on at the time.”

Another witness, who was sent to Gilling Castle at the age of six, told the hearing that he and other boys would cry under their blankets at night as monks wearing long black robes patrolled the dormitories. Grant-Ferris was known as “Pervy Piers” among the children, he said.

According to yet another statement, Grant-Ferris was “handsome and aristocratic” with a perpetual mood of excitement.

This witness also described how another teacher had put his hand down the boy’s trousers “to check my breathing” when he was auditioning for the choir. As a result of his experiences, he said: “I became a very quiet child who didn’t talk to people much.”

The inquiry also heard from a female former pupil at Ampleforth College, who left the school in 2010. She said that a music teacher, Dara De-Cogan, had sexually abused her over a period of years. De-Cogan was jailed for 28 months earlier this year pleading guilty to 10 charges of engaging in sexual activity while in a position of trust.

The witness said that he had groomed her from the age of 13, and his abuse resulted in her self-harming. “I thought I deserved to be punished somehow for what I was doing … [self-harming] gave me a sense of numbness.”

On some occasions, De-Cogan gave her marks out of 10 for oral sex, she said. “He would comment on it as if it was a piece of homework.”

Child protection procedures at Ampleforth were “very poor”, she said. Because of earlier convictions of monks, the college had an “obsessive emphasis on the completion of paperwork, but common sense and looking at what was in front of their faces – that went by the wayside.”

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse began a three-week hearing on Monday focusing on the Benedictine schools of Ampleforth and Downside. In some cases, abusers were permitted to stay in their posts and allowed to have contact with children and other vulnerable individuals, the hearing was told earlier this week.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/29/former-pupils-tell-inquiry-of-sexual-abuse-by-priests-at-ampleforth-college?CMP=share_btn_tw


Piers Grant-Ferris/Heath /Ampleforth/Jersey


Piers Grant-FerrisHis secret past as a serial abuser of young boys at Ampleforth. He was an officer in the Irish Guards before becoming a novice monk in the Benedictine Order in 1955.
His late father, Lord harvington, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons during Ted Heath’s Government and member of a prominent English Roman Catholic family – retired to Jersey

Life in Jersey revolved around hunting, golf, motor yachting, and farming. Lord Harvington was also a noted breeder of pedigree sheep and former president of the National Sheep Breeders Association. Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and her husband were among the guests on his yacht.

He served at Our Lady and St Michael’s Church in Workington, Cumbria, between 1978 and 1989, when he was chaplain to St Joseph’s RC School, before returning to Ampleforth Abbey where he was much sought-after to lead retreats.
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Ampleforth College

Piers Grant-Ferris/Heath /Ampleforth/Jersey


Piers Grant-FerrisHis secret past as a serial abuser of young boys at Ampleforth. He was an officer in the Irish Guards before becoming a novice monk in the Benedictine Order in 1955.
His late father, Lord harvington, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons during Ted Heath’s Government and member of a prominent English Roman Catholic family – retired to Jersey

Life in Jersey revolved around hunting, golf, motor yachting, and farming. Lord Harvington was also a noted breeder of pedigree sheep and former president of the National Sheep Breeders Association. Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and her husband were among the guests on his yacht.

He served at Our Lady and St Michael’s Church in Workington, Cumbria, between 1978 and 1989, when he was chaplain to St Joseph’s RC School, before returning to Ampleforth Abbey where he was much sought-after to lead retreats.
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Sir Robert Grant-Ferris, Baron Harvington (1907-1997)
Although he appeared to be fairly typical of the Conservative knights of the shire, a landowner and sheep breeder, who was noted for his passion for hunting and whose other principal recreation was yachting, Robert Grant-Ferris was a product of Douai rather than Eton, and he had the unusual distinction of owing his knighthood and later his Barony to the Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson. Although he remained a Conservative, he had come to be more a servant of the House of Commons than his party, and he spent his last four years in the House fittingly enough as Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker. A man of considerable charm and great energy, he was well-liked in the House and thought of as a possible successor when Dr Horace King retired. However, Selwyn Lloyd was the preferred candidate of the Conservative Party.

Robert Grant Ferris was born on 30 December 1907, the son of a General Practitioner, Dr Robert Francis Ferris, but he seems to have been brought up by his widowed mother, Ellen (d.1955) at Falcon Hill, Cotteridge. Her sister had bought the property in 1892 and Mrs Ferris moved in with her. Robert could often be seen as a child riding his pony in the grounds. The family were strong Roman Catholics and Mrs Ferris seems to have bought Harvington Hall for the Birmingham diocese in 1923. Robert was educated at Douai, the independent school run by the Benedictine monks of Douai Abbey at Woolhampton. Early in life he hyphenated his name, adding an additional Grant to it. He made his early career in a firm of estate agents with whom his family had connections, but his eyes seem to have been firmly fixed elsewhere, on politics – he was elected to the Birmingham City Council in 1933 – and on flying. He joined 605 (County of Warwick) Auxiliary Air Force Squadron in 1933, and by the time the war came was a Flight Lieutenant. He began taking his bar examinations in 1932 and was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1937.

He continued to live with his mother until 1930 when he married Florence Brennan de Vine, daughter of Major Brennan de Vine MC, who died in 1996. They had two children, a son, Piers, who became a monk and taught at Ampleforth, and a daughter, Sheila, with whom he later lived in Jersey. It was fortunate that neither parent lived to see their son identified and tried for the abuse of pupils in his care.

In the 1935 General Election he fought Wigan as a Conservative but lost heavily. Less than two years later, in February 1937, he fought St Pancras North in a by-election and won narrowly. Apart from his staunch support for General Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Grant-Ferris had little impact on the Commons in the late 30s, arguably because he was concentrating on becoming a front-line airman. By 1939 he commanded one of the flights in his squadron and in 1941 was promoted to Wing Commander. During the war he saw active service in France, Malta, Egypt and India.

Towards the end of the war he gave up active service for a return to more active participation in the House of Commons and became PPS to W.S.Morrison, the Minister of Town and Country Planning 1944-45. However, he was swept out of the Commons in the Labour landslide of 1945 by 7,630 votes and did not continue as the Conservative candidate for St Pancras North. Instead he concentrated on his farm and on his directorship of the publishing company, Burns, Oates and Washburne. He became deputy chairman on the Board of the Roman Catholic weekly, The Tablet, a role that he relinquished only in November 1997.

Although a by-election was called in St Pancras North in 1949, Grant-Ferris was not called upon to fight it, and his next attempt at Parliament was in Central Wandsworth, a seat that he failed to take in both the 1950 and 1951 General Elections.

Nantwich, which he won in the 1955 General Election gave him a safe berth until he chose to stand down just before the February 1974 election. In 1962 he became one of the panel of Chairman, who chair standing committees in the Commons. He was well known for his fairness and amiability, and there were many who thought that he would make an excellent Speaker. In 1970 he was appointed deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means. He had been knighted in 1969 and he was sworn of the Privy Council in 1971. Although not included in Heath’s dissolution honours, he was one of fifteen life peers nominated by Harold Wilson in the summer of 1974 and the only one with no Labour affiliation. He took his title from the house that his mother had given to the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

He always took a considerable interest in Britain’s inland waterways and was one of the Inland Waterways Association’s most influential allies in the House of Commons. He was elected a Vice-President in 1966 and was chairman of the original All-party Waterways Committee.

As privy chamberlain of the sword and cape to Pope Pius XII, Pope John XXIII and Paul VI, Grant-Ferris spent a week each year in attendance on the Pontiff. His strong opposition to abortion was thought to emanate from the Vatican rather than the Catholic hierarchy in this country. He became a Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace 1949 and of the Sovereign and Military Order of Malta in 1953.

He was the chairman of the Board of Management of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood 1963-70.

Grant-Ferris was a notable breeder of sheep, serving as President of the Southdown Sheep Society of England on three occasions (1950-52, 1959-60, 1973) and presiding over the National Sheep Breeders of Britain 1956-58. He became a Vice President of the Smithfield Club in 1963 and President in 1970.

He was a man with many interests, keen on both hunting and golf, but his main passion was his motor yacht, the 43 ton Melita. He entertained both Edward Heath and the Thatchers aboard her but his plans for a summer cruise with the Thatchers around northern France a year before the couple entered Downing Street had to be cancelled when the French police said they could not guarantee the party’s security. He was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron and of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, and for a time Honorary Admiral of the House of Commons Yacht Club. He was also a member of the Royal and Ancient at St Andrews, the MCC and, of course, the Carlton Club.

After his retirement from the House he lived abroad for tax reasons, initially in Malta and then in Jersey, although he would contribute to debates in the Lords when the taxman let him return. In 1980, he was one of those who rebelled over the school transport clauses of Mark Carlisle’s Education Bill, which would have imposed charges on the ‘free’ transport enjoyed by students at faith schools.

http://barneshistorian.com/vm-ferris.php

Top public school suspends child sex charges teacher

3 Mar 2

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THE head of music at a prestigious private school has been suspended following allegations he sexually assaulted a pupil three decades ago.

Sean Ambrose Farrell, 49, denied two charges of indecent assault and two charges of gross indecency when he appeared before York magistrates last week.

All four offences are alleged to have been committed against a child aged under 14 at the time at Ampleforth College’s junior school.

Ampleforth College, where teacher Sean Farrell worked in the 1980s

Farrell, of Riddings Road, Ilkley, was released on bail on condition that he has no unsupervised contact with children aged under 16.

He has been removed from his post at Wellington College, in Berkshire – which counts the late actor Sir Christopher Lee and Will Young among its alumni – several months ago after North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation.

A Wellington College spokesman said: “In line with our safeguarding procedures, Wellington suspended the member of staff concerned and excluded him from the school site as soon as it was made aware that the police were investigating these accusations.”

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15132702.Top_public_school_suspends_child_sex_charges_teacher/

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Claridges Hotel, London –  a dinner to mark another former Tory Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath’s 50th anniversary as a member of Parliament.

29th February 2000

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William Hague

 

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Well connected: Ted Heath, pictured during his glory years, was a friend of Sting and Bob Geldof

 

Ampleforth

Monk ‘who ran sex club involving young boys’ at country’s top Catholic School ‘remained in his job for eight years after allegations were first made’

Apr 5 2017

  • Father Jeremy Sierla allegedly ran ‘sex club’ for boys at Ampleforth College
  • He remained at Catholic school for eight years after allegations first made
  • Police told he would make pupils perform sex acts in their pyjamas 
  • Investigation began in 2004 but no charges were ever brought against him 

Detectives spoke to more than a dozen young men who attended the school’s Junior House between 1990 and 1993 when Father Jeremy was housemaster.

Some recalled the monk whipping boys’ bottoms with his habit, encouraging the pupils to tie him up, showering naked with them and putting his hands under their duvets, the Times reported.

Photos and video clips – none indecent – of Ampleforth pupils were found on Father Jeremy’s computer, including one of a 12-year-old boy holding a rose in his mouth.

Father Sierla, 59, lived and worked at £30,000-a-year college, pictured, until 2012, despite accusations first being made against him eight years previously

The investigation was triggered when the same boy, in his early 20s by 2004, made allegations to police about abuse he claimed Father Jeremy had subjected him to.

The monk was not charged after prosecutors ruled there was insufficient evidence against him, and the CPS said the case file was destroyed years ago, the Times reported.

Father Jeremy continued to work in the abbey shop from 2004 to 2012 and posed for photographs to promote Ampleforth’s own brand Abbey Beer.

A music teacher, Dara de Cogan, who joined Ampleforth in 2004 was jailed last week for sexually abusing a female student during violin lessons.

An police investigation was launched into his conduct at the Yorkshire Catholic school, pictured, in 2004 but no charges were ever brought against him

A school spokesman said that Father Jeremy’s continued presence at Ampleforth was approved at a meeting of safeguarding professionals in 2004 and that his case was reviewed again in 2007 by an independent safeguarding commission.

It took a further five years before the Department for Education (DfE)told Ampleforth he should not be allowed on school grounds. 

TheDfE said that it was unable to discuss individual cases but stressed it was ‘paramount that children are protected at school and that there are robust safeguards in place’.

It added: ‘Where schools fail to meet standards, we will not hesitate to take action.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4384898/Monk-ran-sex-club-young-boys-Catholic-School.html

Ampleforth College will be focus of inquiry into abuse

May 27, 2017

The preliminary hearing relating to Ampleforth College will be held in London on June 6 to examine procedural issues ahead of the full inquiry which is due to start in December.

Inquiry officials have previously revealed more than 4,000 potentially relevant documents have been obtained from the English Benedictine Congregation and from schools including Ampleforth.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/yorkshire-school-will-be-focus-of-inquiry-into-abuse-1-8566095


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Dinner at the Carlton: The New Tory power brokers

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The guest list for the Conservatives; premier political dinner last week which gives a fascinating snapshot of the movers and shakers getting ready for their turn to influence Downing Street
Lady Borwick and  Lord Borwick on the guest list

Unveiling a plaque to Lady Churchill with Sir Nicholas Soames