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Was owner of Elm Guest House who kept list of secret VIP visitors murdered? Newly discovered files…

Was owner of paedophile palace who kept list of secret VIP visitors murdered?

11 NOV 2017

The Elm Guest House owner was found dead in 1990 but newly released files have led people to question if she committed suicide, and a call for a fresh inquest

The discovery of files that police said were destroyed has cast fresh doubts on the suicide ­verdict at the heart of the Westminster VIP paedo scandal.

Campaigners are demanding a review of the coroner’s verdict into the death of Carole Kasir and a new inquest.

Mrs Kasir ran the notorious paedophile brothel Elm Guest House in South West London. She may have kept a dossier of the perverted visitors’ names and photos from the early 80s.

The newly found files reveal her GP’s surprise at her apparent suicide. They also say syringes and vials found next to her body had not been analysed.

One source believes a fresh probe may expose a cover-up and reveal that Mrs Kasir, 47, who was found dead in her bed in 1990, had been murdered.

The Kasir files were released to ­campaigners under freedom of ­information rules after London’s Met Police said they had been destroyed.

Andrew Bridgen, Tory MP for North West Leicestershire, is among those ­calling for ­another inquest.

He said: “There is a case for a fresh investigation into the anomalies raised by these documents. One is that her GP questioned whether she had committed suicide but there are also other anomalies.”

Among the prominent people said to have visited the guest house and engaged in sex – some with consenting adults and some with children – were a government minister, a high-ranking policeman, a member of the Royal Household, an MI5 officer, traitor Anthony Blunt and Sir Peter Morrison, the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher.

A police investigation in 2015 failed to prove claims Mrs Kasir had kept a list and picture of the visitors.

A source close to the original ­investigation said: “If there’s a fresh look at Carole’s death and a full investigation into what exactly was going on at the time then there’s a good chance these things could turn up. If that happens it will blow the lid off any cover-up and it could reveal that she was murdered.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt this place is at the centre of things. The fact these files were found after the Met said they didn’t exist shows there is ­information out there that we could get.”

The papers show diabetic Mrs Kasir, convicted in 1983 for possessing obscene videos and keeping a disorderly house, tried to kill herself previously and she was found with an overdose of insulin.

Pathologist Richard Shepherd said her death was “not due to natural causes” noting her profound low blood sugar consistent with excessive injected insulin. One abnormality raised in the files is a decision by the poison unit at New Cross Hospital in London not to analyse the syringes and vials found next to her body to see if they were ­connected to her death or to check her stomach contents. Experts say this should have been normal practice in a toxicology report.

Colin Peters, a Foreign Office barrister, was also named as an alleged Elm House regular. Notorious paedophile Sidney Cooke was linked to providing boys for VIP sex parties in London.

Elm House itself was said to be home to a sauna and a video suite where sick films could be made. A man who said he was taken there as a child claimed he was plied with drink and made to wear a fairy costume while abusers chased him.

The files even raise a question mark about Mrs Kasir’s home country. The official report says she was born in Germany as Carole Weitzman, based on evidence given to the inquest by her estranged husband Haroon Kasir.

But a close family member says she was born in London and may have had the surname Jones. A campaigner said: “The fact that there are question marks over the basics makes you wonder what else went wrong. The whole thing needs re-examining.”

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson was told by the Metropolitan Police that all the documents relating to the ­inquest had been destroyed.

Now it has emerged that information is untrue. Hammersmith ­coroner’s court, which held the inquest has ­released ­redacted accounts of the coroner’s notes, seen by the Sunday People. Evidence given by David Walker, who was a GP from the practice where Mrs Kasir had been a patient for 14 years, cast doubt on ­whether she had killed herself.

The evidence said she had ­attempted suicide in 1982, when the guest house was raided, been hospitalised after an overdose in 1984 and had a drinking problem in 1989 and was a heavy smoker.

But he said: “When there are marital difficulties you see the patient in a ­depressed light. Sometimes she was cheerful and ­friendly. I would not expect her to ­commit suicide.”

The postmortem report and the ­poisons unit report both show she had no alcohol in her body at the time of

 

Elm Guest House first came to public attention after MP Tom Watson raised questions in the House of Commons about a historic Westminster paedophile ring.

The house in Barnes, South West London, was said to have been used for child sexual abuse by VIP paedos in the 1980s. A 1982 leaflet published by the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality said: “The facilities include a sauna, solarium and video studio.”

Just weeks later the guest house was raided by police. Carole and Haroon Kasir were convicted at the Old Bailey of running a brothel.

Visitors were said to have included the late Lib Dem MP and paedophile Cyril Smith.

Elm and the nearby former Grafton Close children’s home, run by Richmond Council, were subject to a police investigation, Operation Fernbridge, which led to the arrest and jailing of a Roman Catholic priest, Tony McSweeney, for three years in 2015.

John Stingmore, the former manager of the children’s home, was also arrested and charged and as the coroner’s papers show, was convicted as a paedophile after he left Richmond Council. Stingmore died just before he was due to face trial so one of the charges related to bringing a boy to Elm Guest House was never tested in court.

McSweeney’s offences did not involve the guest house.

In early 1983 Mrs Kasir was convicted with her husband Haroon Kasir of running a disorderly house.

Although the identities of many of the VIP visitors has been a source of speculation, police confirmed to a Channel 4 Dispatches programme that Smith – whose paedophile activities at Rochdale are currently being examined by the independent child sex abuse inquiry – did visit the guest house. The inquiry was also told that MI5 lied about knowledge they had he was a paedophile.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/secret-files-prove-carole-kasir-11506791

1998 Police last week confirmed that the late MP Peter Morrison had been picked up twice and never brought to trial. There appeared to be no trace of either incident in official records.

The Guardian (London, Greater London, England)

02 Jun 1998

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

Colin Peters in email replying to my questions said that Operation Fernbridge interviewed him in his flat in London due to that newspaper report and deny that he never visited that guest house

Theresa May and Amber Rudd suppress Westminster child abuse documents for national security reasons

November 20, 2017

Labour MP Lisa Nandy just revealed in parliament the embarrassing inconsistencies between Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd over documents being hidden from the inquiry into allegations of child abuse by MP Cyril Smith.

“The Home Secretary told me that some papers would be withheld from the Cyril Smith inquiry for national security reasons,” Nandy told the House of Commons, yet she added: “this week the Prime Minister has written to me to say we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquiries.”

– And she challenged Amber Rudd to confirm “for the survivors of Cyril Smith who have waited for decades” for justice – whether papers on historic allegations of child abuse against Smith will be withheld from inquiries for reasons of national security.

Cyril Smith was a Liberal MP for Rochdale in the 1970’s after Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe – who later resigned amid sexual scandal – insisted the local party have Smith as a candidate even though police had investigated serious allegations of sexual abuse of young boys in care homes in Rochdale where he had been Mayor.

The police investigation was dropped in 1970. Smith died in 2010 and two years later the Crown Prosecution Service admitted that he would have faced prosecution for allegations of child abuse where he still alive with allegations that had surfaced since.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse last month heard how Smith was a governor at several schools in Rochdale, including Knowl View, where one abuse survivor attended as a boy when Smith was governor. He gave horrific testimony of a rape by Smith.

 

The inquiry is investigating historic abuse in Rochdale schools and care homes and heard how police had warned that Smith had “used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys towards whom he had a special responsibility.”

The inquiry was provided evidence by MI5 that the security service had been aware at the time that the Director of Public Prosecutions had lied to journalists about not charging the MP, saying a case hadn’t been referred to them.  MI5 appear to have not pursued this serious allegation as their role was “to defend the realm”, the inquiry heard.

A police report into Smith when he stood for election in 1970 read: “he has used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys towards whom he had a special responsibility.”

The inquiry also heard that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher would have been likely to be aware of the allegations against Cyril Smith when she awarded him a knighthood in 1988.

Lead counsel Brian Altman QC told the inquiry: “It is important to bear in mind the extent to which Cyril Smith continued to involve himself in serious issues related to the welfare of children. A knighthood would only have reinforced Smith’s veneer of respectability and power.”

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/theresa-may-amber-rudd-suppress-westminster-child-abuse-documents-national-security-reasons/20/11/

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Government papers relating to Cyril Smith will not be withheld, PM pledges

Prime Minister Theresa May has given assurances to an MP that Government papers relating to the late Cyril Smith will not be withheld.

Former shadow minister Lisa Nandy told the Commons that she had received a letter from the Prime Minister which stated the “work of the security services will not prevent information being shared”.

The letter prompted Ms Nandy to ask Home Secretary Amber Rudd whether she had been wrong to assert last month that some papers would be held back “under national security”.

The Wigan MP said: “Last month in this House the Home Secretary told me that some papers would be withheld from the Cyril Smith inquiry for national security reasons.

“This week the Prime Minister has written to me to say we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquires.

“So can she can confirm to the survivors of Cyril Smith (pictured) who have waited for justice for decades that she was wrong and that the Prime Minister is right?”

Ms Rudd replied: “Well I am happy to confirm the Prime Minister is always right and I will certainly look carefully at the letter that she has received to ensure that we comply with it.”

Smith, who was an MP for Rochdale between 1972 and 1992, is accused of sexually abusing a number of boys.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has heard evidence of the abuse and will publish its findings next year.

In her letter to Ms Nandy, the Prime Minister said: “As with the Government’s co-operation with the investigation into allegations of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in the 1970s, we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquires.

“Material relating to the allegations of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home was disclosed to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry team in full.

“To assist with disclosure, a memorandum of understanding was established between the inquiry team, government departments and security services with regards to viewing and securing potentially relevant material.

“If material was identified as relevant to the inquiry, government department and security services would consider it for public disclosure, in line with UK Government disclosure obligations.”

http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42884-government-papers-relating-to-cyril-smith-will-not-be-withheld-pm-pledges

1965

Back(Left to Right): Bill Morgans, Bob James, Ernie Watkins (DCC), Middle: William Edward John, George Terry (Chief Constable), Tom Townsend, John Savage, Einion Richards, Viv Richards, Alan Olson (Force Solicitor),  Merville Richards, Bill Rostron, Arthur Thomas, Bill Davies and Ernie Bright.

http://www.dyfed-powys-narpo.org.uk/index.php/photo-album?showall=1&limitstart=

Sir George Terry was Deputy Chief Constable for Sussex from 1968 to 1969 and then spent three years as Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, before returning to Sussex as Chief Constable in 1970, serving until 1983.[1] 

HRH Crafty Muvvski @craftymuvva

The penny just dropped that the guy ushered in to do the original Kincora investigation was the same guy in charge of the force that ‘investigated’ Vishal Mehrotra’s disappearance. SafePairOfHands?

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/the-disappearance-of-vishal-mehrotra-pt2/

Sir George Terry

^ 23 Oct 1989 The Guardian – Sir George’s conclusions that there was no substane to allegations were roundly dismissed.

justme‏ @zante03

and Michael Mates the MP whose house was 200 METRES away from where Vishal Mehrotra ‘s body was found became an MP in 1974. 1 year anniversary of being an MP in 1975 (Playland )

I am always ASTOUNDED that the body of a young EIGHT year old boy found 200 METRES from the house of an MP has never been really looked at.  cantThinkWhy

the school Vishal Mehrotra went to is under investigation for child abuse in 70’s 80’s RICHMOND SOCIAL SERVICES + Met police investigating…time of KEITH VAZ there innit?

Vishal Mehrotra

Paedophile ring allegations: police are failing us, murdered boy’s father says

Vishambar Mehrotra fears police covered up links between his son’s killing and activities at south-west London Elm guest house

The father of a murdered child who believes he may have died at the hands of a paedophile ring involving high-profile individuals said the Metropolitan police was still failing his family 33 years on from the killing of his eight-year-old son.

Vishambar Mehrotra told the Guardian that if the police had covered up the links between his son’s abduction and killing in 1981, and the activities of paedophiles at a guest house in south-west London that is now at the centre of a new police inquiry into murders of children, they should be working even harder to bring the killers to justice today. Mehrotra’s son, Vishal, went missing in July 1981 in Putney, less than a mile from the Elm House guest house in Rock Lane, Barnes, while on his way home with his family from watching the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Diana Spencer.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/19/paedophile-ring-allegations-elm-house

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

” Officers found whips, chains and ropes. “They catered for every kind of perversion,” Elm Guest house

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/19/westminster-child-abuse-claims-elm-guest-house

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Was Carole Kasir murdered? Well, it’s pretty obvious that a woman who recorded visitors to a child abuse brothel with names like Cliff Richard, Cyril Smith, Harvey Proctor and Leon Brittan wouldn’t have been short of enemies!

The coroner of the Queen’s household presided over the alleged suicide of the manageress of a child abuse brothel frequented by members of the Queen’s household?

Dr John Burton, coroner for West London, coroner of the Queen’s Household. One of 150 holders of the ancient office of coroner, which has its 800th anniversary this month.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/how-much-does-he-earn-no-21-dr-john-burton-coroner-for-west-london-1428814.html

The late Dr. John Burton, a ‘safe pair of hands’ who also presided over the Blair Peach and Lady Diana inquests.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/the-elm-guest-house-how-an-establishment-paedophile-network-was-covered-up-for-31-years/

Here are some of the highlights of the alleged VIP guest list released by Mary Moss:

Anthony Blunt, Royal Connections, MI5, traitor, Russian spy deceased.
Harvey Proctor, Monday Club, well known convicted paedophile.
Sir Peter Bottomley. Worthing MP and Monday Club
Charles Irving
Leon Brittan, Lord, ex Thatcher Minister
Peter Brooke, Life Peer
John Rowe, MI5, former MP
Cyril Smith, deceased, ex Rochdale MP
Ron Brown
Colin Jordan, Politician and author
George Tremlett, Former GLC Leader
Peter Campbell, Monday Club
Gary Walker, Sinn Fein
Cliff Richard,aged  Pop Star, known at Elm Guest House as ‘Kitty’
Jess Conrad, aged ex Pop Star.
Ron Wells, aged Musician, aka ‘Gladys’ at Elm Guest House.
Richard Miles, Monday Club
Chris Denning, ex BBC DJ, convicted paedophile.
R Langley, Buckingham Palace Equerry
Terry Dwyer
Patrick Puddles
Louis Minster, Head of Richmond Social Services
Colin Peters, QC – a convicted paedophile sentenced to 8 years in 1989
Steve Everett, Senior Westminster Social worker
Ray Wire, so called expert on Paedophile therapy
Peter Glencross, editor of Monday Club newsletter
Guy Hamilton Blackwell, son of Westland Helicopters Chairman
  
The following Police Officers and an alleged informant also appear on Mary Moss’s list for some reason:
Colin Peters QC, Police informant and convicted paedophile.
D. Naismith, Chief Constable Wandsworth
DC Chris Carter, CID Richmond
DC David Lines, CID Barnes
DC Ron Thornton, CID Richmond
PC Roderick Smeaton
WPC Sheila McInnes
PC Chris Wicks
WPC Elizabeth Meredith
PC Alan Jones

Mary Moss Files ( Boxes )

Martin Walkerdine made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Hello I am seeking what did happen to the 49 boxes that were seized by The Met Police at Mary Moss address and neighbouring garden shed suggesting names she obtained by Carole Kasir saying that VIP’s were involved in child abuse at Elms Guest House in Barnes from 1978 to 1982 the raid took place sometime in 2013 near St Pancras area of London.

How many people were questioned as suspects.

How many people were questioned as witnesses.

How many files went to the CPS for them to decide on charges.

Has The Met returned the boxes to Mary Moss.

What was the name of police operation or operations linked to the Mary Moss files.

Is the operation or operations still ongoing or is this line of enquiry finished.

How many officers have dealt with the Mary Moss case and how much money was spent on it.

Can you name the lead officer in charge and the police station that dealt with this.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Walkerdine

The request was refused by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/mary_moss_files_boxes?nocache=incoming-945028#incoming-945028

Cliff or Kitty? Either way we'll keep it quiet!
Allegedly Sir Cliff Richard presently has a super injunction from the High Court preventing anyone naming him in connection with Elm Guest House – don’t worry Kitty your secret is safe on the internet!
It was first reported in 2010 that Sir Cliff Richard had surrended his British citizenship and become a National of Barbados known as a “Bajan”.
On 14th August British Police raided Cliff Richard’s mansion in Berkshire looking for evidence of Child sex abuse. Later on 14th August 2014 Sir Cliff Richard released this statement from Portugal:

Here is Sir Cliff Richard’s statement of 14th August 2014 in full after police started searching his Berkshire home:

“For many months I have been aware of allegations against me of historic impropriety which have been circulating online.

“The allegations are completely false. Up until now I have chosen not to dignify the false allegations with a response, as it would just give them more oxygen.

“However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except it would appear to the press.

“I am not presently in the UK but it goes without saying that I will cooperate fully should the police wish to speak to me.

“Beyond stating that today’s allegation is completely false it would not be appropriate to say anything further until the police investigation has concluded.”

https://cigpapers.blog/2013/04/29/the-elm-guest-house-vip-paedophile-party-list/amp/

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Ex-detective felt forced by BBC reporter to reveal Cliff Richard raid, court hears

Matthew Fenwick tells high court he felt he had ‘no option’ but to tell reporter about the search

Apr 16 2018

Matthew Fenwick, who was a detective superintendent with South Yorkshire police, said he believed reporter Dan Johnson would run a story about the investigation into the singer, leaving it “compromised”, unless he was told about the search.

Fenwick said it had been clear Johnson knew the force was investigating an allegation of child sexual abuse against Richard, because he described the singer as a “celebrity paedo” during a meeting.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/16/cliff-richard-damages-case-high-court-bbc-reporter?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in damages in BBC privacy case

Singer sued BBC for invasion of privacy over its coverage of child sex abuse claims

18 July 2018

Richard appeared in court to hear the verdict, accompanied by his friends Gloria Hunniford and Paul Gambaccini.

… the BBC director of news, Fran Unsworth…said the corporation could appeal against the judgment, and she warned about the wider consequences of the ruling for for press freedom.

Warning that the judgment created new case law and represented a “dramatic shift” against the ability of journalists to report on police investigations, Unsworth continued: “We don’t believe this is compatible with liberty and press freedoms, something that has been at the heart of this country for generations. For all of these reasons there is a significant principle at stake.”

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/18/cliff-richard-wins-damages-from-bbc-over-police-raid-footage

In his ruling, Mr Justice Mann said that Sir Cliff’s right to privacy outweighed the BBC’s right to free expression in this case.

The judgment could have serious implications for the freedom of all media organisations to name the suspects of police investigations before they are charged.

Mr Justice Mann indicated that he would have found against the BBC even if it had published a “lower key report of the search and investigation”.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cliff-richard-wins-210-000-in-damages-over-bbcs-coverage-of-police-raid-79vv99nqr

Justice Mann was involved with the contempt of court case against The Sun re: Dr Roger Birt of Elm Guest House

The Guardian 17 Nov 1987

18 Nov 1987

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Dr Raymond Colin Birt was part of a large paedophile ring.

 

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Cyril Smith with Lord David Steel MP.

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

Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto

IICSA Cyril Smith finding:

118. The fact that Cyril Smith’s public standing and professional career were never negatively impacted in any significant way by the suggestion that he was involved in child sexual abuse has given rise to considerable speculation that he was in some way protected by other politicians. We may consider the possibility that Smith was actively supported at the level of national politics, or at the very least, had a blind eye turned towards allegations against him, as part of the Westminster investigation.

 


Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Don’t forget that many on this (Elm Guest House)  list are now convicted paedophiles or have been proven beyond reasonable doubt, e.g. Cyril Smith, to be paedophiles.

When I was a rentboy I often serviced Cyril Smith at the Strand Palace Hotel in the Charringcross Road. Cyril was unbelievably brutal and made me dress up as a Boy Scout. He used to give me thirty bob and my bus fare home.

I fail to understand why the British press has not questioned what happened to the files handed over by Mary Moss on a brothel which Cliff Richard is know to have frequented!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272253/Timebomb-Elm-Guest-House-Pop-stars-bishop-politician-appear-list-seized-police-investigating-child-abuse-London-hotel-1980s.html

On the cusp of a breakthrough with Paul Settle openly saying he believed Leon Brittan was a paedophile. And then the trail went cold.

 

@craftymuvva

Never forget when Jim Hood stood up in the Commons and named Leon Brittan. Just what DID the striking miners of 1984 know about Brittan’s “improper conduct with children”?

https://youtu.be/wTdla04zS9A

@ RandolphTrent

Miners teenager young boys were lock in a mining towns detention centre at Where Leon paid a visit!

james reeves @reeves3915 Nov 1

Vaz name keeps cropping up in these reports, surely he should be suspended while investigation underway. Does he have explosive info keeping him in place?

HRH Crafty Muvva🎆 @craftymuvva

From 1981, Vaz would regularly appear in local newspapers criticising police, council decisions etc…

By 1983, he becomes director of the Labour Party Richmond Advice Scheme. How many locals approached him regarding Elm Guest House, issues in Barnes or CSA?

In 1984 he becomes Chairman for West London NCCL. Another role where people would approach him about local issues – and they did!

 Keith Vaz and the Mystery of Barnes Common

In 1982, early in his political career and before he was an MP, Keith Vaz was Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Richmond & Barnes, as well as being Solicitor for Richmond Council.

Elm Guest House on Rocks Lane, Barnes, was at the centre of a paedophile ring in 1982. Boys from Richmond Council-run care homes such as Grafton Close were supplied to Elm Guest House to be abused by VIPs.

As Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate, you would expect Keith Vaz to have spent a lot of time talking to local residents and asking them about their concerns. Local people had a good idea of what went on at Elm Guest House, as we can see from this extract from a book by Jilly Cooper, a Barnes resident at the time, about conversations she had whilst walking on Barnes Common:

jillycooper

I asked Keith Vaz on twitter if he remembered hearing anything about Elm Guest House at the time:

vaztwit

This is odd, because I would have thought Labour voters and other residents would have complained to him about the badly kept secret of what Elm Guest House was really used for. I’m also surprised there weren’t rumours amongst Richmond Council staff. Keith Vaz did seem to be very well informed about crime on Barnes Common, as this article from  a July 1982 edition of Richmond & Barnes Times shows.

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Rocks Lane, where Elm Guest House paedophile ring was based, runs through the middle of Barnes Common, where the indecent assaults were happening. It’s very strange indeed that Keith Vaz was aware of one but not the other.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/keith-vaz-and-the-mystery-of-barnes-common/

Author JILLY COOPER lived in Barnes, southwest London around the corner from the Elm Guest House child brothel.

Jilly Cooper was so interested in the real-life VIP paedophile ring operating at Elm Guest House in Rocks Lane that she featured it in her 1984 book, The Common Years. (see Elm Guest House and ‘The Common Years’ by Jilly Cooper)

   

Coincidentally, Jilly Cooper has felt the need to write another ‘story’ about a paedophile ring more recently.

Take her 2006 novel, Wicked.

One reviewer sums up Jilly Cooper’s 2006 ‘fiction’ with this damning verdict:

Quote:“Beyond Wicked – Depraved … 

The paedophiliac ring at the end was incredible

It absolutely ruined the entire book for me and left me feeling quite sick

It was entirely creepy at times and more than a touch sinister
.

A second reviewer found Jilly Cooper’s use of a paedophile ring for story-telling purposes “dismissive” and “tasteless”:

Quote:“I found the whole paedophile ring quite disturbing and also the rape/murder of a young girl

not because they happened but because they happened in such a dismissive way

Since these things do happen and traumatise people’s lives, it seemed very tasteless.” 

A third reviewer wonders at the “creepiness” of Jilly Cooper’s book:

Quote:“Seems even more creepy on a second reading

graphic sex scenes between 13 and 14 year olds and adults.” 

After reading such horrifying book reviews, the question must surely be this…

Wherever did former Barnes resident Jilly Cooper  whose social circle includes Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and senior Tories such as Michael Portillo – come across such “depraved”, “sinister” and “creepy” ideas for her “sickening” books?

Well. No doubt the author is simply dying to tell the IICSA everything that she knows about the Westminster/Buckingham Palace/VIP paedophile network that surrounded Elm Guest House…

Jilly Cooper and the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring at Elm Guest House

http://pdfsr.com/pdf/why-former-barnes-resident-jilly-cooper-can-t-stop-writing-about-child-abuse-and-paedophile-rings

Author Jilly Cooper and husband Leo Cooper attend the
wedding Of The Prince Of Wales & Camilla Parker Bowles
Jilly Cooper is a co-director with BRIGADIER ANDREW PARKER BOWLES (Camilla’s ex-husband) at
ANIMALS IN WAR MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
One of her co-directors is Harry Alan Kennard
Harry Alan Kennard is also a co-director with Sir John Chance Palmer and Roger Gale at
 THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS
and Jilly Cooper was a co-director with Irving Teitelbaum at  ABBY PRODUCTIONS LIMITED

Irving Teitlebaum is a co -director with Ken Loach – at KESTREL TWO LIMITED

Visitors to Starehe:

Ken Loach, Princess Anne, King Constantine of Greece and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Indira Ghandi, Senator Robert Kennedy, Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Ali, Pele, Vera Lynn, Cliff Richard and Valerie Singleton

The film moves to Kenya, which became independent in 1963, and the charity’s Starehe School for street boys in Nairobi.
Roger Martin of Christ’s Hospital School and Starehe was just found guilty of abuse
July 4, 2019

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@ciabaudo

Jilly is also pals with Cliff Richard friend Paul O’Grady, a man who worked at a West Kirby children’s home and appeared at Tucker’s infamous Laughing Duck in Edinburgh.

 

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Paul O'Grady: Profile

 

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Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09

Haroon & Carole Kasir and William Everett List of Charges

HRH Crafty Muvva🎆 @craftymuvva

William Everett came from Bayswater. Did he know Colin Peters?

Who was William Everett, 38, the long term guest who was bailed and living in Bayswater and sent for trial at Knightsbridge Crown Court?

William Everett was charged with having obscene publications and bailed to appear separately. Did he? What type of pornography was it?

It would be worth asking Richmond council who took 27 Rocks Lane off the Kasir’s hands some time after the raid in 1982, because that’s when the rot really sets in…

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/elm-guest-house/

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Colin Peters, at the heart of a paedophile ring.

Laing and Colin Peters were arrested as junior members of HM Diplomatic Service in Naples in 1967, aged 23 and 24.

LazerLight ‏ @Lazer_Light23

Interestingly, the third author of the book, Christopher Tadgell, is married to Lady Juliet, mother of Helena Beatrix Wentworth Fitzwilliam de Chair, wife of Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall

Convicted paedophile Colin Peters, Holbein Place, London, England, was on the EGH list

Colin Peters connected to Alessandro Moncini aka Sandro Moncini and member of the P2 Masonic Lodge.

Records Closed For 87 years Arrest of Alastair Laing and Colin Peters, members of HM Diplomatic Service, in Naples

Colin Peters & Alastair Laing NA file will be available to the Goddard Inquiry if requested

Laing retired in 2013 as Curator of Pictures at National Trust for 27 years. He studied History at Oxford under ANTHONY BLUNT!

Colin Peters, caught in Bay of Naples ferrying lads to British elite paedophiles on the islands.



Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Despite being caught ferrying kids to abusers in the Bay of Naples, Colin Peters went on to become a barrister at the Foreign Office.

Peters went on to become a FO barrister and was arrested under Operation Hedgerow as key player in a huge organised child abuse ring.

Peters could have been kicked out of FO after Naples. Instead he was protected and allowed to continue abusing for 25 years.

John Whittingdale MP (half-brother of PIE treasurer Charles Napier) with David Lidington MP

David Lidington, MoS at Foreign Office, promised that the FO would release the files immediately to Police and Did they?

Jennie Lee, wife of Aneurin Bevan, negotiated bail for him and Alistair Laing. The case was closed for decades.

Was his high-level work for the Foreign Office to ensure he kept schtum about who he was supplying boys to on Ischia?

So why was Colin Peters protected for so long, allowing him to continue abusing kids? Who were they really protecting?

What is new is the location concerning these two people as this was not revealed to me when I made FOI request to Northampton Crown Court PREVIOUSLY but was mentioned during a telephone call today by a source who I will not name yet

https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/2782

Paedophile ring leader, Colin Peters, linked to Barnes scandal

Convicted barrister in child-sex chain alleged to have abused boys at London guesthouse

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo
The Harwoman, the Furedis and Colin Peters all linked to Grunwick!

Harman married Jack Dromey in 1982 in Brent, London, after meeting him on the picket line of the Grunwick dispute in 1977;

Among the cases Colin Peters has conducted in the VAT tribunal have been:

  • Grunwick Processing Laboratories Ltd – a decision on the burden of proof and on the time limits for assessments

http://vatattack.co.uk/colin.htm



Ann Furedi

In the early 1980s, Ann Furedi worked for the PIE-linked
National Council for Civil Liberties as its Gay Rights Officer, using the name of Ann Marie Bradley.[2]
The two organisations (PIE and NCCL)were affiliated for eight years from 1975 to 1983
Patricia Hewitt was the NCCL general secretary at the time Ann Furedi worked for the NCCL.
Patricia Hewitt served as general secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties from 1974 to 1983
Hewitt said that, as general secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties in the 1970s, she took responsibility for the mistakes that were made and apologised for having “got it wrong” on the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE). The two organisations were affiliated for eight years from 1975 to 1983.

Explosive new evidence links Patricia Hewitt to paedophile group’s calls for age of consent to be lowered to just 10 and that incest should not be a crime

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2569570/Patricia-Hewitt-breaks-silence-groups-links-National-Council-Civil-Liberties-boss.html

 
2. Mark Lilly, The National Council for Civil Liberties, the First Fifty Years, Macmillan, 1984, p. 140.
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17 Jan 1983
NCCL Gay Rights officers
Nettie Pollard (voluntary)
Barry Prothero
Ann Furedi (nee Ann Marie Bradley)
Barry Prothero’s successful February 1980 application for the paid role of NCCL Gay Rights Officer (replacing Nettie Pollard, PIE Member No. 70 who’d been voluntary since the lapse of the Penthouse grant) he was attending the IGA Conference as a representative of NCCL and the London Gay Activists Alliance. He and Tim ‘Paedophile Love & Kisses’ Brown shared a house together at Davenant Road, where Fallen Angels listed its HQ as on the delegates address list.
Conspiracy Against Public Morals committee (PIE’s legal defence publicists)
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).
Ann Furediis the chief executive of BPAS, the UK‘s largest independent abortion provider.

BPAS trustee, Barbara Hewson

The moral lynching of Barbara Hewson by Frank Furedi

Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: the Jimmy Savile Scandal by Frank Furedi – review

A book about the Savile scandal shows no interest in the victims

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/mar/13/moral-crusades-frank-furedi-review

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 9th December 2003

One of strangest aspects of modern politics is the dominance of former left-wingers who have swung to the right. The “neo-cons” pretty well run the White House and the Pentagon, the Labour party and key departments of the British government. But there is a group which has travelled even further, from the most distant fringes of the left to the extremities of the pro-corporate libertarian right. While its politics have swung around 180 degrees, its tactics – entering organisations and taking them over – appear unchanged. Research published for the first time today suggests that the members of this group have colonised a crucial section of the British establishment.

The organisation began in the late 1970s as a Trotskyist splinter called the Revolutionary Communist party. It immediately set out to destroy competing oppositionist movements. When nurses and cleaners marched for better pay, it picketed their demonstrations.(1) It moved into the gay rights group Outrage and sought to shut it down.(2) It tried to disrupt the miners’ strike,(3) undermined the Anti-Nazi League (4) and nearly destroyed the radical Polytechnic of North London.(5) On at least two occasions RCP activists physically attacked members of opposing factions.(6)

In 1988, it set up a magazine called Living Marxism, later LM. By this time, the organisation, led by the academic Frank Furedi, the journalist Mick Hume and the teacher Claire Fox, had moved overtly to the far right. LM described its mission as promoting a “confident individualism” without social constraint.(7) It campaigned against gun control,(8) against banning tobacco advertising (9) and child pornography,(10)and in favour of global warming,(11) human cloning and freedom for corporations. It defended the Tory MP Neil Hamilton (12) and the Bosnian Serb ethnic cleansers.(13) It provided a platform for writers from the corporate thinktanks the Institute for Economic Affairs (14) and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.(15) Frank Furedi started writing for the Centre for Policy Studies (founded by Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher)(16) and contacting the supermarket chains, offering, for £7,500, to educate their customers “about complex scientific issues”. (17)

In the late 1990s, the group began infiltrating the media, with remarkable success. For a while, it seemed to dominate scientific and environmental broadcasting on Channel 4 and the BBC. It used these platforms (Equinox, Against Nature, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Counterblast, Zeitgeist) to argue that environmentalists were Nazi sympathisers who were preventing human beings from fulfilling their potential. In 2000, LM magazine was sued by ITN, after falsely claiming that the news organisation’s journalists had fabricated evidence of Serb atrocities against Bosnian Muslims. LM closed, and was resurrected as the web magazine Spiked and the thinktank the Institute of Ideas.

All this is already in the public domain. But now, thanks to the work of the researcher and activist Jonathan Matthews (published today on his database http://www.gmwatch.org), what seems to be a new front in this group’s campaign for atomisation has come to light. Its participants have taken on key roles in the formal infrastructure of public communication used by the science and medical establishment.

Let us begin with the Association for Sense About Science (SAS), the lobby group chaired by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Taverne, and whose board contains such prominent scientists as Professor Sir Brian Heap, Professor Dame Bridget Ogilvie and Sir John Maddox.(18) In October it organised a letter to the Prime Minister by 114 scientists, complaining that the government had failed to make the case for genetic engineering.(19) In response, Tony Blair told the Commons that he had not ruled out the commercialisation of GM crops in Britain.(20)

The phone number for Sense About Science is shared by the “publishing house” Global Futures.(21) One of its two trustees is Phil Mullan,(22) a former RCP activist and LM contributor who is listed as the registrant of Spiked magazine’s website.(23) The only publication on the Global Futures site is a paper by Frank Furedi, the godfather of the cult. The assistant director of Sense About Science, Ellen Raphael, is the contact person for Global Futures.(24) The director of SAS, Tracey Brown, has written for both LM and Spiked and has published a book with the Institute of Ideas (25): all of them RCP spin-offs. Both Brown and Raphael studied under Frank Furedi at the University of Kent, before working for the PR firm Regester Larkin,(26) which defends companies such as the biotech giants Aventis CropScience, Bayer and Pfizer against consumer and environmental campaigners.(27) Brown’s address is shared by Adam Burgess, also a contributor to LM. LM’s health writer, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, is a trustee of both Global Futures and Sense About Science.(28)

SAS has set up a working party on peer review, which is chaired and hosted by the Royal Society. One of its members is Tony Gilland,(29) who is science and society director at the Institute of Ideas, a contributor to both LM and Spiked and the joint author of the proposal Frank Furedi made to the supermarkets.(30) Another is Fiona Fox, the sister of Claire Fox, who runs the Institute of Ideas. Fiona Fox was a frequent contributor to LM. One of her articles generated outrage among human rights campaigners by denying that there had been a genocide in Rwanda.(31)

Fiona Fox is also the director of the Science Media Centre, the public relations body set up by Baroness Susan Greenfield of the Royal Institution. It is funded, among others, by the pharmaceutical companies Astra Zeneca, Dupont and Pfizer.(32) Fox has used the Science Media Centre to promote the views of industry and to launch fierce attacks against those who question them. She ran the campaign, for example, to rubbish last year’s BBC drama Fields of Gold.(33)

The list goes on and on. The policy officer of the Genetic Interest Group, which represents the interests of people with genetic disorders, is now John Gillott,(34) formerly science editor of LM and a regular contributor to Spiked. The director of the Progress Educational Trust, which campaigns for research on human embryos, is Juliet Tizzard, a contributor to LM, Spiked and the Institute of Ideas. Gillott and Tizzard also help to run Genepool, the online clinical genetics library.(35) The chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service is Ann Furedi, the wife of Frank Furedi and a regular contributor to LM and Spiked. Until last year she was communications director for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. The coordinator of the Pro-Choice Forum, which publicises abortion issues, is Ellie Lee, a regular writer for LM and Spiked and now series editor for the Institute of Ideas.

Is all this a coincidence? I don’t think so. But it’s not easy to understand why it is happening. Are we looking at a group which wants power for its own sake, or one following a political design, of which this is an intermediate step? What I can say is that the scientific establishment, always politically naive, appears unwittingly to have permitted its interests to be represented to the public by the members of a bizarre and cultish political network. Far from rebuilding public trust in science and medicine, this group’s repugnant philosophy could finally destroy it.

https://www.monbiot.com/2003/12/09/invasion-of-the-entryists/



Haroon Kasir EGH


Channel 4 Doorstepping Haroon Kasir of Elm Guest House

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Would ‘Lady’ Brittan consider asking the Met what Eric Kasir, son of brothel owner Haroon, had to say about her oh so holy husband?

Did the questioning of Eric Kasir lead Paul Settle to believe that Leon Brittan, patron of Haroon Kasir’s EGH, was a paedophile?

It is possible this victim of Leon Brittan was the son of EGH owner Haroon Kasir. Any comments?

Was this US American citizen the son of Haroon Kasir and why did he change his mind?

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/421888/Former-Home-Secretary-Leon-Brittan-abused-a-boy-of-ten-at-parties

If it is, it’s hardly surprising he is afraid to give evidence if he knows his mum was bumped off!

 

Did Op Midland ask Haroon Kasir who these three MPs were?

 

Surely Haroon Kasir knows the names of the three MPs present at EGH when it was raided in the 80s.

 

 The only connection yet made between Savile and Elm has been in an Exaro report which claims Haroon (Harry Kasir- husband of Carol Kasir) was friendly with Savile who often dropped in for tea. The article also reported comments that Harry became strange and withdrawn after Savile’s death and that Harry is now seeking to raise money to fund a new life, in the US, where his son lives.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:cRXb999Q7h8J:https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/revealed-in-full-connections-from-the-rocks-lane-of-yesteryear-to-the-coalition-cabinet-today/+&cd=11&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/elm-guest-house-boy-brothel-1713966

ZED  @ZedTrafficker

The last I heard he wanted to go usa… Before that he was a driver for disabled children….. Talk about no safegaurding eh

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Yes, owner of child sex brothel ferrying kids around!

P J‏ @Pamper48

2014 ‘Speaking from his top-floor flat in a smart town house in Richmond, Surrey,’

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/538889/Haroon-Kasir-denies-Elm-Guest-House-ran-gay-orgies

ELM GUEST HOUSE

October 18, 2017

Carole Kasir Inquest – 1990

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Here are a few articles reporting on the inquest in to the death of Carole Kasir – the former owner of Elm Guest House.  Allegations against MPs and other VIPs were mentioned during the inquest.

There were rumours that her death wasn’t accidental and Carole herself had claimed to have been followed by (what she suspected to be) MI5 in the lead up to her death.  However, Dr John Burton concluded that the cause of her death was suicide.  I will cover that in more detail here in due course, but in the meantime I have collated/published them for ease of reference.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

(Many are from Spotlightonabuse blog)

Surrey Comet: 10 August 1990:

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10 August 1990: The Slough Observer

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10 August 1990: The Sport

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12 August 1990: Sunday Mirror

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17 August 1990: Richmond & Twickenham Times

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23 August 1990: The Sport

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31 August 1990: Richmond & Twickenham Times

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FURTHER ARTICLES

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

 

The Guardian 23 Sept 1982

Cadbury

In 1972, an alleged victim disclosed to her GP that she had been abused by Jocelyn Cadbury. She called him a ‘sadistic paedophile’. A very well known journalist was told about this allegation.

Another credible journalist claimed that Cadbury killed himself (on 31 July 1982), just two days after being questioned by police in relation to Elm Guest House.

The Police and journalists at the time will know whether this is true or not. Op Fernbridge has the Police files on Cadbury. Hopefully they have shared with

Why was there no mention of Cadbury being interviewed at his suicide inquest just a few days later?

Cadbury was very close to Parris. Parris was a close buddy of Proctor. Why aren’t today’s media investigating these lines of inquiry? I’m sure their colleagues from the 80’s could help them!

Tellingly, Cadbury was PPS to Norman Lamont, who criticised the Police for wasting money on historical abuse cases.

Like Lamont, Matthew Parris, close friend of Jocelyn Cadbury, is 1 of those talking down any VIP involvement in CSA

https://youtu.be/pinUiIwnmw8

 

Was Jocelyn Cadbury was one of those MPs. He committed suicide less than 1 month after the EGH raid.

Jocelyn Cadbury, PPS to Lamont who recently chastised police for spending time on CSA and was close Brittan friend.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/mysterious-cadbury-death.html

What does Norman Lamont know about the suicide of Jocelyn Cadbury MP, his former PPS, less than a month after Elm Guest House was raided?

Is there any link between the suicide of Jocelyn Cadbury and the raid on Elm Guest House which were less than 1 month apart?

Matthew Parris – friend and defender of Harvey Proctor – Proctor’s name also appears on the Elm House Guest list

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/former-tory-mp-harvey-proctor-i-was-about-to-kill-myself-but-an-act-of-kindness-saved-my-life-10230173.html

@jamesrusbrisdger

‘A consortium led by a member of the Cadbury dynasty has made a bid for DolphinSquare.

Beneficiaries will be Hague &  AlanBeith

In 72 a woman said she’d been abused by Jocelyn Cadbury

Jocelyn “killed himself 2 days after police quizzed him RE Elm GH”

GLOBAL REFUGEE‏ @UKFreeNews

Bow Group – Jocelyn cadbury

The Guardian 15 Sept 1982

19-yr old said he had information on the “murder” of a Tory MP, the late Mr Jocelyn Cadbury, Italian banker Roberto Calvi, who was found hanged in London, the imminent murder of Tory MP Mr Peter Bottomley by the IRA and corruption in the Metropolitan Police.

The Guardian 05 Aug 1982

Hearson said Cadbury, rather than having shot himself, had been murdered along with another man

 



We shouldn’t allow the outrage over hands laid on knees distract from MPs who abused kids and a Home Sec who was a patron of Elm Guest house

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/09/telegraph-attacks-elm-guest-house.html

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Lincoln Seligman

Jonathan Denby

Colin Peters

Peter Hayman

All involved with shipping trade. Wonder whether they knew each other. Just asking


Kesgrave Hall School

Kesgrave Hall school

Kesgrave School of Kent and Elm Guest House and paedophile ring
Kesgrave School of Kent is near Ipswich
 
Kesgrave School of Kent is mentioned in the Mary Moss docs

Kesgrave Hall school: police files on alleged sexual abuse were ‘destroyed’

Police and Suffolk county council have said they no long have files on a joint investigation into allegations of child abuse at a boarding school for troubled boys. This is from the Guardian…

Alexander Hanff, a former pupil of Kesgrave Hall near Ipswich who has alleged he was sexually assaulted by staff at the school, said he was “deeply disappointed” that records of the 1992 investigation appear to have been destroyed. Hanff is one of 10 ex-pupils who told the Guardian they were victims or witnesses of a range of abuse at the school between 1980 and 1993.

At least 30 pupils were interviewed by police in 1992 as part of the Kesgrave Hall investigation. Four members of staff were suspended and received psychiatric help before being reinstated. The school was closed down in 1993, a year after the police inquiry, and no members of staff were prosecuted.

Suffolk police have been urged by Daniel Poulter, the Tory MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, to reopen the investigation after he said he was “extremely concerned” about the abuse claims.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said on Thursday he could not say whether the investigation would be reopened. The force said in a statement: “Suffolk Constabulary no longer holds the files in relation to crimes occurring of this nature at Kesgrave Hall School due to the age of the offence and that review, retention and disposal guidelines at the time scheduled for its disposal.”

The Guardian has been told that Vivian Davies, a former director of the private company that ran the school, destroyed the vast majority of records relating to Kesgrave Hall when he moved house before his death.

Suffolk Police’s Operation Garford, which was set-up specifically to investigate allegations of abuse at the former Kesgrave Hall boarding school

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/69-year-old-charged-with-16-allegations-of-historic-child-sex-abuse-at-kesgrave-hall-school-and-beam-college-in-devon-1-4008575

Part 2, Letter from Vivian T. C. Davies, Association Chairman, Central Suffolk Conservative Association, to Enoch Powell, 5 August 1992.

https://books.google.com/books?id=Rb4aDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA559&lpg=PA559&dq=%22Vivian+t+c++davies%22&source=bl&ots=VE4zhKBvYT&sig=tDS8MyQwpzuNy22hIc6hspyy0Ng&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6kJmprb3YAhUohlQKHYjGB0gQ6AEIKjAB#v=onepage&q=%22Vivian%20t%20c%20%20davies%22&f=false

Vivian T.C. Davies

Vivian T.C. Davies (who anonymously contributed ‘Maladjusted Children: From a Headmaster’)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:EL5jRmrem80J:archives.li.man.ac.uk/ead/html/gb133cox-p2.shtml+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

Kesgrave/Stowmarket: Inquiries into historic child abuse allegations at three former schools

04 February 2013

The accusations, which relate to alleged physical and sexual assaults, are said to have occurred between the late 1970s and run through to the 1990s.

A solicitor representing ex-pupils of one of the schools – Oakwood School in Stowmarket – has said the number of claimants has reached three figures.

Andrew Grove, who is based in Cambridge, said: “We now have 100 complainants on the civil claim relating to Oakwood School.”

Last week detectives said they were re-opening the 1992 inquiry into alleged abuse at Kesgrave Hall independent school.

The investigation, codenamed Operation Garford, comes after former students’ calls for it to be re-opened were backed by Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter.

Responding to the new inquiry, Dr Poulter said: “I am pleased that Suffolk Police are conducting a full and thorough investigation into the alleged child abuse at Kesgrave Hall school, following my intervention.

“A number of people have written to me raising concerns about abuse when they or their family members were pupils at the school, and I would again urge anyone who has been the victim of abuse to come forward and immediately contact Suffolk police.”

Four people were suspended in 1992 during the Kesgrave Hall inquiry. No charges were ever brought. The school closed in 1993.

However, a woodwork teacher Alan Stancliffe, was convicted and jailed in 1999 and again in 2007 for indecent assaults on three ex-pupils.

Two other police inquiries involving the former St George’s School in Great Finborough, near Stowmarket, and Oakwood School are also continuing.

Operation Racecourse (St George’s) has been running since the late 2000s. It has led to the independent school’s ex-headmaster Derek Slade being jailed for 21 years in 2010 for sexual and physical abuse against pupils between the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Alan Brigden (aka Morton), 67, who taught maths at St George’s, was jailed for five years last year for sexual abuse after being extradited back from Holland despite two suicide attempts.

A third man, music teacher Alan Williams, 59, who lived in Stowmarket, took his own life after being arrested on suspicion of abuse.

A 59-year-old man who taught at St George’s is currently on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse.

Operation Oxenton (Oakwood School) is a criminal inquiry involving 95 complainants from the civil case.

There have already been convictions linked to Oakwood School dating back to the late 1980s.

Teacher Keith Hatton was jailed for four years in 1987 for nine sex assaults, while a part-time assistant John Wills, 45, of Stowmarket – who was a teacher in other schools and a foster carer – was jailed for eight months in 1995 for sexually abusing a child.

A Stowmarket clergyman with connections to the school, took his own life in 2003 after being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Oakwood School shut in 2000.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/kesgrave-stowmarket-inquiries-into-historic-child-abuse-allegations-at-three-former-schools-1-1857903

Kesgrave Hall school sex abuse: Victim slept with ‘one eye open’

13 May 2016

John McKno, 70, of Alby in Norfolk, admitted nine acts of sexual indecency committed against five pupils at three different schools in the 1970s and 1980s and he has been jailed for 14 years.

One of the schools was Kesgrave Hall near Ipswich, described at the time as a school for children with behaviour problems, but who had above-average intelligence.

Children were sent there from across the country by their local education authorities and it had about 40 pupils and 12 staff at any one time.

Lee Woolcott-Ellis, now 51 and living in Kent, was a pupil at the school from 1975 to 1980 and helped police with their investigation, which eventually traced two Kesgrave victims of McKno.

“I’ve said in court it was a paedophile ring – they all knew each other, took part in indecent assaults and followed the same modus operandi,” he said.

McKno worked at Kesgrave between 1986 and 1987 but his history of offending took in two of his previous schools – Beam College in Devon (where he taught from 1978 to 1979) and St Michael’s College in Worcestershire (where he taught between 1979 and 1985).

In 1999, another former Kesgrave teacher was convicted of child sex offences.

Alan Stancliffe was jailed for two years for indecent assaults on three boys between 1977 and 1981, one of whom was Mr Woolcott-Ellis.

Suffolk Police closed its original investigation into further suspected sexual abuse at Kesgrave in 1992, but the inquiry was reopened in 2012.

Three other former Kesgrave staff, who were part of the new inquiry, died in 2014:

  • Kenneth Wheatley, 62 and also known as Kenneth Scott, was arrested on suspicion of sex offences and found dead on a railway line near his home in Barnsley
  • David Brockman, 59, who lived in Huntingdon, was questioned by police on suspicion of sex offences and died of natural causes
  • Michael Lafford, 67, who was questioned about physical abuse rather than sexual offences, took an overdose and died at his home in Bicester, Oxfordshire

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-34504196

A RETIRED teacher committed suicide after a police paedophile investigation unit turned up at his Bicester house with a search warrant, an inquest found.

Michael Lafford, 67, took an overdose of medication when Thames Valley Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team  (POLIT) attempted to search his house in November last year.

DS Paula Morgan, in charge of the unit, said they were working with intelligence that the former Ofsted inspector possessed indecent images of children.

An inquest heard that as officers knocked on his front door and identified themselves, other officers at the rear of the property saw Mr Lafford swallowing pills.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/13324030.Retired_teacher_killed_himself_after_paedophile_investigation_police_arrived_to_search_his_home/

Kesgrave Hall School (1976 – 1993)

Kesgrave Hall School was a private boys’ boarding school in Kesgrave, England,[2] catering for pupils with high academic potential who were unable to flourish in mainstream schools.[1]

Incidents

Alan Stancliffe was convicted, in 1982, in 1999, and again in 2007, of indecently assaulting five boys at Kesgrave Hall School where he had been a teacher from 1978 to 1980.[1][2][3]

In December 2012, former pupils of the school came forward to describe the abuse they had suffered there during the 1980s, and their call for a new investigation was taken up and successful.[4][5][6] In May 2014, after being questioned over allegations of sexual abuse, Kenneth Wheatley (Scott), a former care worker at the school and a convicted child sex offender, was found dead.[7][8] In September 2014, Alan Stancliffe died while on bail facing a fourth set of child sex allegations.[9]

In November 2014, former language teacher, house-parent and Ofsted inspector Michael Lafford killed himself by swallowing pills when police investigating online child pornography visited his house.[10][11]

In March 2016, former care staff member John McKno admitted the sexual abuse of five boys, all under 16 and one under 14, at Kesgrave Hall, Beam College in Great Torrington, Devon, and St Michael’s College in Tenbury Wells, Worcs.[12] He worked at Kesgrave Hall in the mid-1980s. On 13 May 2016, he was jailed for 14 years at Ipswich Crown Court.[13]

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

Sex shame of ex-teacher

26 November 2007

A former teacher convicted of sexually assaulting schoolboys hid his criminal past to find work at a Leeds college. Alan Stancliffe, 58, worked at Trinity and All Saints in Horsforth for five years, helping to arrange work experience for students. He had committed a string of sex offences against boys he taught at a private boarding school almost 30 years ago. His past came to light when he faced trial this month for sexually abusing another pupil at the same school. “Leeds Trinity were not aware of any convictions when he was appointed or during the time he was in employment here,” said director of marketing and communications, Kim Somerville. “His work did not require or involve unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults, therefore a Criminal Records Bureau check was not required.” Stancliffe, of Pontefract, worked at the college from December 2002 to May this year. He suddenly resigned, citing personal reasons. His work involved managing a programme to provide work links for undergraduates at the higher education college, which has about 2,500 students. During his four-day trial at Ipswich Crown Court this month it emerged that he had been convicted, in 1982 and again in 1999, of indecently assaulting four boys at Kesgrave Hall School, a boarding school for disruptive boys near Ipswich, where he had been a woodwork and technical drawing teacher from 1978 to 1980.

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/sex-shame-of-ex-teacher-1-2122536

This systemic abuse was prevalent in the institutions I was forced to attend from the age of 6 to 16 years of age. Heanton School, North Devon and Kesgrave Hall School, Suffolk were residential, private organisations I attended as a boarder. These schools were owned and run by the same group of directors. Spending 5 years at each school during the 1970’s was to have a far reaching impact on my adult life and affect every facet of my social and professional interactions.

https://leewe15.wordpress.com/tag/kesgrave-hall-school/

The police investigation was prompted by a former Kesgrave Hall care worker who reported his concerns to social services. Kesgrave Hall school closed in 1993, less than a year after the police inquiry.

Eric Richardson, the school’s head at the time of the investigation, told the East Anglian Daily Times in 1992 that the four members of staff had received psychiatric help after they were suspended. Richardson told the paper that the suspended staff were not sadists, but conceded that their conduct was “probably heavy-handed to a point that it should not have been”.

Michael Smith, the headteacher from 1984 to 1992, declined to comment explicitly when asked about the abuse claims.

Nigel Kennard, who was a director of Kesgrave Hall School Ltd, the now-defunct private company that ran the school, refused to comment.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/dec/14/former-pupils-abuse-claims-suffolk-school

Michael Geoffrey Smith

…it had directors (Davies and Kennard were the only names I remember hearing).

https://disqus.com/home/discussion/ijb/kesgrave_hall_what_do_i_hope_to_achieve/

The Guardian has been told that Vivian Davies, a former director of the private company that ran the school, destroyed the vast majority of records relating to Kesgrave Hall when he moved house before his death.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/dec/14/former-pupils-abuse-claims-suffolk-school

 

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/01259517/KESGRAVE-HALL-SCHOOL-LIMITED/companies-house-data

MR VIVIAN THOMAS CHARLES DAVIES

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/900331673/MR-VIVIAN-THOMAS-CHARLES-DAVIES/companies

MR NIGEL ROBERT KENNARD

MRS DOREEN ANN BRUNNING

…teachers found that boys from that school were ill-served by their secondary schools. The school’s prospectus, which was still in use in the late 1980s, decried the use of children as “educational guinea-pigs” and assured that the school preferred to rely on “tried-and-tested old-fashioned methods”.

S. SHEPHERD, DFC, CDEG, DIP PH D

The school had four headmasters: Derek Sheppard from its foundation until July 1984, Michael Smith from then until Easter 1992, Eric Richardson, a long-standing teacher and hitherto deputy headmaster, from then until Easter 1993, and John Williams, another long-standing teacher, from then until the school closed in 1993.

Houses Churchill, Mountbatten, Montgomery

UNITY HOUSE SOLUTIONS LTD

Company number 04898780

Registered office address
The Ryes School Ryes Lane, Little Henny, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 7EA

KESGRAVE HALL SCHOOL LIMITED

15 SEP 2003 – 16 MAY 2007

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04898780

2003 THOMAS TORSEN FRIEDAG, COMPANY SECRETARY MILES EVERIT

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Miles Everitt CARTER

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/6GI1pfGgjJzVRQTcIB_tUpoNSIs/appointments

Thomas Torsten FRIEDAG

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/OG4qTCWXwJ8RoTlDPwGPIEslc98/appointments

 

Suffolk: ‘I was abused by paedophiles around the country while I was a child in care’, man alleges

06 May 2014

Murmurings of a paedophile network operating in Suffolk from the 1970s to the 1990s have grown louder over the last five years.

Earlier this month two men – a 62-year-old care worker and 65-year-old teacher at the former Kesgrave Hall school – were arrested on suspicion of child sex offences between the 1970s and 1990s.

As a result the 62-year-old man from Barnsley, was also arrested as part of the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into abuse at care homes in north Wales.

…one man has now alleged he was abused around the country as a child while in the Suffolk care system. He also said he was assaulted in the county by Peter Righton, one of the founders of the now notorious Paedophile Information Exchange.

Towards the end of his life Righton lived in a property near Eye. Henniker’s Thornham Magna

Lord Henniker at Thornham 1985

 

Michael – not his real name – also said he was trafficked around the country by his male foster carer to be molested by strangers.

These ‘trips’ included being taken to north Wales where the large-scale inquiry is currently going on into mass child abuse in care homes, as well as being driven down to London.

Michael has been in contact with officers from the National Crime Agency’s Operation Pallial, who are investigating the abuse allegations in Wales. He has also contacted the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Fernbridge which is investigating various allegations relating to London.

The man who Michael was placed with was in a position of trust professionally and had links to other abuse inquiries and voluntary organisations.

The foster carer was jailed by Ipswich Crown Court for sexually molesting a boy in his care and was subsequently ordered to pay compensation to Michael for abusing him.

Michael is adamant there was a paedophile ring operating in Suffolk with national links to people in positions of power.

Michael said between his foster carer and an intermediary it was arranged he would be taken to see Peter Righton.

The disgraced child care guru has since been unmasked as a paedophile who had access to all echelons of society.

A founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange he was staying in Suffolk.

Righton’s name has been connected to some of the national abuse scandals currently being investigated.

Michael said he and others were taken to where he was staying near Eye and was abused on around a dozen occasions by Righton.

 

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk-i-was-abused-by-paedophiles-around-the-country-while-i-was-a-child-in-care-man-alleges-1-3586716

 

“whoever investigating THORNHAM MAGNA should check for links to home in Stonham.”

I was known and respected by Suffolk Council as a foster carer and advocate for teens and all was good until this ADMIRALTY Father had a freak out and also I started making enquiries and complaints about FOUR ELMS

all of a sudden persona non grata and they were relieved I left the country?

FOUR ELMS

“In November 2012, the BBC reported that Lawrence McLean, who stayed at Four Elms as a child, was seeking compensation from Suffolk Council for the years of abuse he suffered.

He said at weekends children at the home were lined up and taken into a van where they were sexually assaulted.

He said if any children refused, they were given whisky to get them drunk.

Mr McLean said he was also forced to perform acts in the bed of Victor Copperman, who was once an officer in charge at the home.

An internal Suffolk County Council report in 2010 found that Mr McLean had been “controlled by staff at Four Elms, scary games had been played… and he had been taken into the officer in charge’s bed”. The report concluded: “There is a substantial body of recording of the view by professionals that Lawrence McLean had been psychologically and sexually abused during the period of his residence at Four Elms.” The report recommended that Mr Mclean deserved an apology from the council and be paid £6,500 compensation.

Suffolk County Council refused to apologise and offered him £200 and six counselling sessions.”

Stonham Parva is just a few miles from the village of Eye in Suffolk, where Lord Henniker’s estate is located. This is where childcare expert and network paedophile Peter Righton and his partner were invited to stay after Righton’s conviction for importing child pornography. Islington Council sent children to Henniker’s estate for years under a scheme called the Islington Suffolk Project. Source: Country house hideaway of disgraced care chief”

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PK1Oyks_-KIJ:angelascaches.org/a-hunch-about-four-elms/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

Police said they were also investigating allegations of a child sex ring link with the Four Elms home

In 1987 two people were shot and killed at the Four Elms children’s home in Stonham Parva, Suffolk. They were Vic Copperman, the owner of Four Elms, and his girlfriend, Thea Trevelyan.

Deidre Washington was convicted for their murders, although the judge gave her just 18 months in jail after hearing that she killed the couple because her teenage daughter, who had special needs, had been sexually abused at the home.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/four-elms-childrens-home-suffolk/

Joanna Washington’s nightmare began when she was 12. She had developed behavioural problems and learning difficulties at the age of eight, becoming involved in fights, and spent four years moving from home to home until she arrived at Four Elms, where Copperman was principal. There she was plied with whiskey and subjected to vile orgies of drunken debauchery.

At weekends Joanna became the victim of other paedophiles who visited the converted Georgian farmhouse in the Suffolk countryside.

Pornographic videos were taken of the children, and black magic rituals and vicious beatings occurred regularly. Eventually Jo blurted out her story while on holiday with her grandmother. She took Jo to be examined by a doctor, who confirmed that sexual abuse had taken place.

Later Jo gave Suffolk police a 60-page statement of her experiences at Four Elms, and when Dee’s solicitor visited her in Holloway she was told that police had a file eight inches thick of statements taken from former pupils at the home, supporting Jo’s allegations.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/i-can-put-my-hand-on-my-heart-and-say-im-not-sorry-i-shot-those-perverts-12-04-98/

https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/exp281187.jpg

May 21 1989

ex-merchant seaman Victor Copperman

Walker Foundation School Suffolk

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/camden-council-and-stockgrove-park-school-abuse/

Home owners face action over death

Legal proceedings have been taken against the owners of a
private children’s home in Suffolk, after a teenage resident died
in an accident in the home’s grounds.

Damien Thompson, 13, died after a motorbike he was riding in the
grounds of Four Elms home in Stonham Parva crashed into a tree.

Andy White, director of environmental health for Mid Suffolk
district Council, which carried out a four-month inquiry into the
accident, said: ‘We believe there was a fault and have decided
there is justifiable legal action to be taken.’

Action will be taken against Parkside Care, the home’s owners,
under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Parkside Care
director Steve Hughes could not comment because of legal
restrictions.

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2000/03/22/home-owners-face-action-over-death/


 

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Elm Guest House List

Name at the top of the list – Leon Brittan MP

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Thatcher knew that Brittan could have spilled the beans re. Westland and caused her resignation. So why didn’t he? Did they have dirt on him

Trade and Industry Secretary Leon Brittan and John Whittingdale arrives at Kings Cross Station, the day after his resignation from the governement following the Westland affair. 25th January 1986.

John Whittingdale, Brittan’s special adviser from 1985-1986

John Whittingdale was adviser to the secretary of state for trade and industry, Leon Brittan, during the Westland affair

In 1988 Thatcher made him her political secretary; after she resigned, he was awarded the OBE and carried on working for her, until he won the Colchester South and Maldon constituency in Essex in 1992.

https://books.google.com/books?id=JkiGDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA88&dq=%22whittingdale%22+%2B+%22brittan%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibirPjscPYAhUGr1QKHVcZAhwQ6AEIMjAC#v=onepage&q=%22whittingdale%22%20%2B%20%22brittan%22&f=false

...documents implicating powerful people had been discovered and not acted upon. One was a letter sent by Charles Napier, another convicted paedophile, and half-brother to John Whittingdale….

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HRH Crafty Muvva  @craftymuvva

1994: Napier, according to his brother, Whittingdale, is “…someone I do not wish to talk about.”

 

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

I stumbled across this tweet referring to John Whittingdale having used the alias John Napier ‘in those days’.

Now that is interesting because I was told some time ago that there was a consensus of opinion among police investigators that a John Napier who appeared as #114 on a PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) membership list was in fact John Whittingdale.

His name appeared ‘namely’ right next to that of his half-brother Charles Napier who affectionately referred to Whippo in correspondence as ‘Little Johnny’, a man who he would entrust stuff to for safekeeping. Charles, a prolific abuser, was a very close friend of Peter Righton.

Shortly after first tweeting about #114 John Napier, this newspaper article suddenly appeared, suggesting John Napier was someone else, a brothel owner who would have been around 70 when PIE was set up. But, as they say, decide for yourselves!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/paedophile-register-of-controversial-group-ignored-by-police-allowing-several-members-to-commit-a6941526.html

Paedophile Keith Harding at his GCHQ Freemason lodge

Freemason Keith Harding played vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring

He met regularly with MPs Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith at his world-renowned workshop.

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.”https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpehttps://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579523/Paedophile-Mason-lodge-GCHQ
Image result for Harding wearing a Masonic apron, collar and medals
Spies displaced from London and Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, where the German wartime Enigma code was cracked, set up the Mercurius Lodge in 1957.It meets at the Grade IIlisted Cheltenham Masonic Hall, purpose-built in 1823.Harding ran the Mechanical Music Museum 10 miles away in Northleach after moving from London in 1987.In 2013, he organised a trip to the museum for Freemasons and their families.A photograph shows Harding wearing a Masonic apron, collar and medals during a ceremony a couple of years ago.The Mercurius Lodge  declined to comment.https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579523/Paedophile-Mason-lodge-GCHQ
Henniker link?Does Keith Harding link to Henniker through Framlingham College? There is also even a lodge called Henniker Chapter in Framlingham Town. Is Harding connected to Lodge of Fidelity and their offshoot, Henniker Chapter?Old Framlinghamians 6646, Framlingham, Suffolk.The daughter lodge to Fidelity Lodge No:555 the Framlingham Town Lodge
www.ofl6646.org.uk/Henniker Chapter Chapter Number 555www.suffolkpgc.co.uk/chapters-in-suffolk-royal-arch/item/henniker-chapterwww.oldframlinghamian.com/staticpages/index.php?page=theschool

Keith Harding was a member of PIE and Whittingdale’s half-brother Charles Napier was treasure of PIE.After been found guilty of abuse as early as 1972, Napier was placed on List 99 with the Department of Education and so should not have been allowed to teach again However Peter Righton, an equally devious and prolific abuser, intervened As Director of Education at the National Institute for Social Work, Righton had become a prestigious and respected social work professional.
( The National Institute for Social Work – NISW – was a provider of services aimed at achieving excellence in practice and management in social work and social care in the UK and past employees include Sir Peter Barclay – Author with Righton of the Barclay Report – Sir Williiam Utting – Author of the Utting Report – Daphne Statham – Director – Dame Denise Platt – Chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection – Barbara Hearn OBE Panel member on Independent Inquiry 2014 )Righton on headed NISW paper wrote to the Department of Education claiming he was a counsellor of convicted paedophiles ( in reality they were his close knit PIE friends ) and that he had counselled Napier to the point he was no longer a risk to children and could return to teaching.
He added in his letter to the D of Ed that to be doubly certain he ( Righton ) had sought a second opinion from a well known child psychiatrist who concurred with his expert opinion
The psychiatrist in question was Dr.Morris Fraser, another convicted paedophile and PIE member who wrote a supporting report on Great Ormond St headed note paperThis allowed Napier to embark on a new teaching career abroad employed by the British Council, founded by the UK Government in 1934
He was able ( by his own admission in a number of letters to Righton over many years ) to abuse countless number of boys in Sweden and Egypt over many years in the late 70’s through the 80’s until 1992 when the arrest of Righton and the discovery of these letters led to his ( Napier’s) immediate dismissalNapier and Righton ” shared ” a large number of victims, and offences,including rape, during the 80’s but never faced charges on any of the most serious cases of abuseMany questions remain unanswered including who were Napier’s referees for his employment with the British CouncilWhy was Righton allowed to reach the very top of the social work profession ( with posts at NISW and the National Children’s Bureau as stepping stones to positions as a Home Office/ Government “expert” on major reports ) despite being caught red handed abusing boys on a large scale in the 1950’s and writing quite openly in NISW and NCB journals, articles etc from 1971 onwards about his views that adult and child sexual relationships were not necessarily harmfulhttps://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/page/10/

Tom Young‏ @FULLY_BADASS

Dr Richard Barker‏@swrb1

Peter Righton has since died. His partner, Richard Alston, who lived with him at Thornham Magna, has since been convicted and imprisoned for sexual offences against children.

This Year 35 years ago in 1983 Islington BC gave a grant of £3,233 to the Islington Suffolk Project which a decade later in 1993 gave haven to Peter Righton after his conviction

Why did Peter Righton hide out in Thornham Magna @ Islington Suffolk Project?

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

If Lord Henniker was such a philanthropist why was he taking money off  islingtonBC for Islington Suffolk Project? Also as @ian_pace noted Richard Alston thanks Islington resident & PIE lobbyist Micky Burbidge in the foreword of Sir Colin Davis bio

Colin Davis - For The Record

Intriguing deal, Rifkind’s cousin Leon Brittan + Westland heir also on Elm Guest House list~

The Rifkind and Brittan cousins were both involved with both Westland and Unilever.


Lady Diana Brittan was Chair of the Runnymede Trust 1998-99. Diana is the widow of Leon Brittan, former Home Secretary and the man who was investigated by Operation Midland for sex offences. It was reported earlier this year that Lady Diana had received approx £100k in compensation – which was accompanied by a confidentiality clause – from the Metropolitan Police for them daring to investigate Leon. Thatcher appointed Leon as Minister of State at the Home Office in 1979 under Willie Whitelaw and then in 1983 Leon became Home Secretary himself. Whilst Leon was Home Secretary organised child abuse was concealed, the dossier naming Westminster figures who were allegedly molesting children that was given to Leon by Geoffrey Dickens MP was ‘lost’, the police abused their powers repeatedly but action was never taken against them – there was a feeling that the police had become a private army of Thatcher’s Gov’t (see post ‘A Few Of The Relevant Politicians Re Mary Wynch’s Case’). Just about everything that was the responsibility of the Home Office was riddled with corruption under dear old Leon. Whilst Leon was Home Secretary the Home Office gave funding to PIE. Leon left the Cabinet as a result of the scrap over Westland and it has been alleged that he was the fall guy to prevent it being exposed that Thatcher had lied – Leon was given a job as a European Commissioner as compensation. Leon has been named repeatedly as a child abuser himself which is partly what caused him to come to the attention of Operation Midland – that and the allegation from a woman that he had raped her many years ago.

In 2002 ‘The Independent’ ran a toadying article about Diana, identifying her as a ‘new-style Tory wife’, explaining that she was actually very similar to Tony Blair: ‘She’s just where Tony is, she doesn’t act as a result of a traditional, party political, ideological perspective, but from a moral perspective. She does something because its the right thing to do.’ We all know how moral Tony is and how he had a penchant for doing the right thing. He was after all a pretty straight kind of guy – which will be why he lied to Parliament, was mates with Berlusconi and now acts as an advisor to various dictators and kleptocrats.

The Indie was writing about Diana because she had had an upsetting experience. In her capacity as Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund Diana had OK’d grants to what ‘The Daily Mail’ had described as ‘bizarre and politically correct’ causes and ‘The Daily Mail’ had unleashed a ‘hate campaign’ against her. Paul Dacre had become vexed that Diana had given her blessing to grants to a gay choir and an organisation breeding Andean guinea pigs, but the last straw for Dacre was the funding of an organisation helping unsuccessful asylum seekers fighting deportation. The hate campaign was unleashed – the Mail urged readers to WRITE TO DIANA’S OFFICE. That is what poor old Diana was having to deal with, which is what prompted the Indie to describe her as a ‘brave woman with a moral sense of what is right’.

Diana the Brave and Moral has had her fingers in many pies. She sat as a magistrate on the City of London bench from 1984 – whilst she was married to the Home Secretary whilst the police did what they like including amending statements in order to fit people up – and was appointed a member of the EOC in 1989 and then its Deputy Chair, 1994-96. Diana became Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in 1990 – whilst IVF clinics lied to their patients and generally fleeced them (see post ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred – Particularly In Scotland’). She was Chair of the Race in Europe Network, Chair of the European Union of Women, Chair of the OU Foundation and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s advisory committee on legal education and conduct. The Indie mentions that Diana is a ‘committee person’ because those are the people who get things done and that the world of committees like people with good networks. Perhaps such as people who are married to other people who concealed serious crime for years and then popped over to Brussels to help out. I expect that Diana has had Dominique Strauss-Kahn to dinner – a delightful man…and Christine Lagarde as well, Christine who Woman’s Hour really loved and put on their Power List. The Christine who was found guilty of ‘negligence’ by the French courts regarding that business of the 403 million euros ‘arbitration’ in favour of Bernard Tapie and would have gone to prison except that she was MD of the IMF and you’re not allowed to put them in prison.

Between 1977-89 Diana was the managing editor of a ‘technical press agency’ – I wonder what sort of sins were involved there. Being the brave moral woman that she is, she ‘advised’ Jonathan Aitken after he was found guilty of perjury and was facing prison.

Diana is involved with the Carnegie UK Trust.

Diana and Leon kept a home in London where they troughed with the rich n famous, but they also had a home in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, what with Leon being the MP for Richmond. The North Yorkshire which was the centre of a paedophile ring. William Hague succeeded Leon’s seat in Richmond, became Secretary of State for Wales despite all that boasting about being a Yorkshireman through and through and having shown bugger all interest in Wales. Upon his appointment he organised the cover-up into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal which was the Waterhouse Inquiry. When William was running for the Tory Party leadership he found himself in urgent need of a wife – the Tories were expressing great concern that he was ‘single’, which seemed a little inconsistent in so far as they had no problem with Sir Peter Morrison attending sex parties with under-aged boys from children’s homes in north Wales. Fortunately for William a suitable woman arrived as if to order – Ffion, who had been a senior civil servant in the Welsh Office whilst it concealed criminal conduct in the children’s services and mental health services in north Wales. Love blossomed, although Thatcher was disgusted that Ffion and William shared an hotel room before they were married. I have just purchased a copy of Thatch’s autobiography ‘The Downing Street Years’ – I’ve only read the foreword and introduction so far but I’ve noticed that Peter Morrison is one of those thanked by Thatch in the book. I’m looking forward to reading Thatch’s fond reminiscences re her old mate Jimmy Savile.

Following Diana’s brief stint at the Runnymede, Samir Shah was Chair of the Runnymede Trust until 2009. Samir is a media executive who certainly ticks all the boxes. He was a student at St Catherine’s College, Oxford in the 1970s as were Mandelson and others known to this blog (see post ‘A Study In Tyranny). In 1977 Samir worked for the Intelligence Unit at the Home Office whilst Merlyn Rees was Home Secretary busy concealing criminal activity in north Wales, so he’ll have found out a few interesting things and made a few contacts there (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’). Then in 1979 he joined Mandy and the gang at LWT where he was a researcher and a producer on Eastern Eye, Credo, Weekend World and The London Programme. In 1987 Samir was appointed head of BBC’s TV current affairs and in 1994 he was appointed head of BBC’s Political Programmes, TV and Radio. In 1998 became Chief Exec of Juniper, an independent production company.

Shah was a Trustee for the Medical Foundation of the Victims of Torture, 2004-06 – who I seem to remember a few years ago were found to be harbouring a Top Doctor who had played a key role in the Rwandan Genocide. He was the former Chair of Screen West Midlands and was a non-executive Director of the BBC Board, 2007-10. Shah is on the Board of BAFTA, is or was Deputy Chair at the V&A Museum and in 2014 was appointed Chair of the Geffrye Museum. He is a visiting Prof at Nottingham University and sits on the advisory panel on Oxford University’s Humanities Division. Samir was also on the Advisory Group of the dear old Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention in 2015.

Samir Shah was followed as Chair of the Runnymede by Chris Jones who is at present still in post. Chris Jones is another broadcaster and media executive…

So those are the Chairs of the Runnymede Trust. What about the Directors? Well obviously Dipak Nandy was in place until 1973, but then he handed over the reigns to others. The Runnymede has had a few Directors with CV’s and networks as interesting as Dipak.

Usha Prashar was Director, 1977-84. Usha was born in Kenya but came to the UK – Yorkshire – with her family in the 1960s. She went to the independent Wakefield Girls School and then Leeds University, graduating in 1970. A post-graduate course in Social Administration at Glasgow University followed. Directing the Runnymede Trust certainly launched Usha into the action. She was a Fellow of the Policy Studies Institute – a think tank which later merged with Westminster University – between 1984-86 and was then appointed as Director of NCVO – the umbrella organisation for so many charitable organisations concealing serious wrongdoing. Usha was non-executive Chair of the Parole Board, 1997-2000. That was when the Parole Board appointed Colin Berry, David Mawson and Chris Hunter – three Top Doctors who concealed the abuses of psychiatry and the associated paedophile gang in north Wales – as members, as well as a number of other very questionable people.

Usha was appointed a Civil Service Commissioner in 1990 and was First Civil Service Commissioner, 2000-2005. She was a non-executive director of Channel 4, 1992-99 and a non-executive director of UNITE Group plc, 2001-04. UNITE Group plc is ‘the UK’s leading manager and developer of student accommodation’. So they’ll be the ones who built those extravagantly luxurious apartments which were ruthlessly marketed to students including those who couldn’t afford them and ended up in financial trouble. Never mind the quality of your courses, just look at the accommodation that you’ll live in if you come to study here… Usha became a Governor of De Montfort University in 1996 and was Chancellor, 2001-2006. In recent years after the arrival of a new Vice-Chancellor, DMU has became a much happier less dysfunctional place. Whilst Usha was on board however a lot of very odd things went on at DMU and a number of recent graduates ended up in scandals, including a social worker who was caught illegally smuggling a baby into the UK which she had purchased in Africa. The staff at the time kept flagging up that things were unravelling on the ground, but they were ignored.

Usha was also appointed a Trustee of the BBC World Service Trust in 2002 and a non-executive Director of ITV plc in 2005. She is or was President of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Deputy Chair of the British Council. She was Chair of the National Literacy Trust, 2001-05.

Usha served on the Hutton Inquiry into Iraq. The inquiry into the conduct of Usha’s friend Tony Blair who had given Baroness Usha her peerage in 1999.

Usha is a Trustee of Cumberland Lodge, ‘an educational charity initiating fresh debate on the burning questions facing society’. The website of Cumberland Lodge has no sign of anything educational or anything remotely fresh, although the slogan ‘creative thinking and inclusive dialogue’ is emblazoned across the site – but they do hold their meetings in a lovely castle and there’s plenty of photos of that. The castle in question is Windsor Castle. That’s so inclusive that I might drop into a meeting of Cumberland Lodge myself.

The intellectual powerhouse that is Usha is also a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, which was established to ‘promote international understanding and relations, especially Anglo-American’. The Ditchley Foundation was founded in 1958 by Sir David Wills, a descendant of W.D. and H.O. Wills, the tobacco barons. It is based in Ditchley Park, another splendid building for Usha to do her thinking in, near Chipping Norton. So Rebekah Brooks and Cameron are just down the road then.

The Chair of the Ditchley Foundation is Lord George Robertson, Secretary of State for Defence under Blair, 1997-99 and then NATO General Secretary, 1999-2003. That went well then. The Chairman of the Ditchley Foundation between 2000-09 was Sir John Major, former PM, one time bedfellow of Edwina Currie and the protector of the paedophiles of north Wales via the vehicle of William Hague.

The Director of the Ditchley Foundation from 2010-16 was Sir John Holmes, a former diplomat who also held a senior role with the UN. Sir John was Principal Private Secretary to Blair whilst Blair was PM and he was also involved in the N Ireland peace talks – in which whatever happened at the Kincora Boys Home was used as a negotiating tool. Sir John Holmes has just been appointed Chair of the Electoral Commission.

The Director of the Ditchley Foundation, 1999-04 was Sir Nigel Broomfield, a former diplomat who was Chairman of Leonard Cheshire Disability, 2004-09.

Virtually all the Directors are of this ilk – former diplomats who have done a stint with the UN and who often have links to defence officials.

What about Usha’s fellow Governors at the Ditchley Foundation? Here are the names of some of them:

Lord Adonis, David Cameron, Margaret Beckett, Virginia Bottomley, Lord Carrington, Robin Butler, Shami Chakrabarty, Menzies Campbell, David Hunt, Geoffrey Howe, Neil Kinnock, David Miliband, Pauline Neville-Jones, Malcolm Rifkind, Jack Straw, Shirley Williams, Peter Jay, Paul Boateng.

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/national-equality-standard/

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The Queen talking with Leonard Cheshire in 1983

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The Queen meeting  Leonard Cheshire during a visit to the Sue Ryder Foundation in Cavendish

The Queen has been patron of Leonard Cheshire Disability since 1980. She offered Park House on the Sandringham Estate to our charity, which is now used as an award-winning hotel for disabled people.

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Park House was offered to the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity by the Queen in 1987

https://www.leonardcheshire.org/support-and-information/latest-news/news-and-blogs/duke-and-duchess-cornwall

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/articles/park-house-hotel-sandringham-guests-with-disabilities/

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Working Timeline for Child Abuse and Savile related

This is designed as mainly a thread for dates and basic info to add to the timeline below. This first post by me will be updated continually whenever possible with relevant dates to the Savile thread and child abuse scandals and can be used as a point of reference aside the Savile thread. Contributions, suggestions, corrections and extra detail all very welcome.

Cheers!

1950’s onwards – organised and sophisticated worldwide network of paedophiles in operation began.
Distribution of pro – paedophile propaganda began.

1951 – Savile’s Tour of Britain cycle race.

1955 – earliest recorded instant by police of abuse by Savile, in Manchesterwhen running dance hall.

1958 – 1967 – Savile’s radio career begins at Radio Luxembourg

mid 1950’s – Savile manages the Plaza Ballroom on Oxford Road, Manchester.

1955 – 56 – Savile manages Mecca-owned Palais dance hall in Ilford, Essex.

mid 50’s – mid 60’s – Savile living in Salford; later period with Ray Teret, who became his
support DJ, assistant and chauffeur

Late 1950’s/early 1960 – Savile manages the Mecca Locarno ballroom in Leeds.

1958 – 1967 – Savile Radio Luxembourg

1959 – Maggie Thatcher MP Finchley.

1961, 1st January – Conservative Monday Club founded by Ian Greig, Paul Bristol, Cedric Gunner and Anthony Maclaren.

1963 – Profumo scandal

The Guardian 03 May 1988

Stephen Ward at the centre of the Profumo affair was killed on orders from MI5, according to an unnamed MI6 operative. The MI6 contact told them Ward was a threat. He is quoted as saying there were sex photographs, which could damage the Macmillan government and the royal family. …on the night he died, Ward wrote to the Home Secretary, Henry Brooke, but the letter was suppressed.

1963 – 1968 – abuse at Kincora boys home, Belfast, home to 168 boys age 15 – 18. (3 staff jailed 1981).
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-abuse-1781425

1963 – Lord Boothby begins an illicit affair with East End cat burglar Leslie Holt. Introduced to the Krays.

Underworld connections and factTom Driberg MP involved not reported until 1964 inSunday Mirror, despite
conservative Sunday Express knowing earlier.

Krays criminal activities continue for c.3 years, til 8 May 1968
when arrested.

1964, New Year’s Day – Savile presented the first edition of Top of the Pops at BBC.

1965 – 1988 – Savile volunteer porter and fundraiser at Stoke Mandeville hospital. Also had his own quarters there.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/370…f-satanic-ring

1966 – Savile introduced to Mountbatten by Prince Philip.

1967 – and for next 18 months, 13 yr old Guy Marsden, Jimmy Savile’s nephew, taken to wealthy celebrities houses in London
with his friends, where men sexually abused girls and boys as young as 10, with Savile present. Showbiz names and Priest,
victims from orphanage or childrens home.Originally taken frm Euston station by men who coincidentally knew Savile as abusers.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…stolen-13.html

1967, July 27th – Decriminalisation of Sexual Offences Act 1967 is passed in an Act of Parliament that decriminalises homosexual acts in private between two men, both of whom had to have attained the age of 21.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_Offences_Act_1967

1968 -Savile’s Travels, BBCradio 1.

1968 – 1970’s – Savile volunteers as volunteer porter at Leeds General Infirmary. One of victims only 5.
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.u…sive-1-5187148
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…eeds-infirmary

1970, December – one of the earliest photographs we know of, of Jimmy Savile with Prince Charles, Yorkshire Post Press Room.
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/…ndpcharles.png

early 1970’s – snuff films came into existence – name alledgedly derived from Charles Manson.

early 1970’s – John Peters, Englishman who takes part in ‘Bjorn tape’ video of horrific sex assault on 8 yr old boy, and former soldier,
goes AWOL after being charged with having sex with a 14 yr old boy in public toilets near his base in Sutton Coulfield.
Later goes on to be convicted in Denmark of a separate offence of child abuse.
http://www.nickdavies.net/1998/04/01…se-in-britain/
70’s – 80’s – abuse in Islington’s children’s homes under watch of Margaret Hodge.
Abuse in childrens homes nationally during this period an epidemic.
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…ruths-8-10-00/

1970 – Edward Heath wins election and becomes Prime Minister.

1970 – Maggie Thatcher appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science by Edward Heath.

1970 – to present day – The Spartacus International Gay Guide published, annually. originally by John D. Stamford, currently by Bruno Gmünder Verlag in Berlin, Germany.

Peter Glencross the commercial Manager. Allegedly an international paedophile ring with an estimated 30,000 members. A good resource for paedophiles looking for children to molest. Listed countries, areas addresses and prices to spend the night with a child.

1970’s – Jimmy Savile awarded honorary green beret by the Royal Marines

1970 – first recorded instance of abuse by Savile at Duncroft school in Surrey.

1971 – Jimmy Savile OBE

1971 – 1973 – Payola scandal. Radio 1/BBC sex for airtime. Savile questioned.

1972 – John Stamford convicted of sending obscene literature through the post. Shortly after leaves for Holland.

1973 – Margaret Hodge elected as a councillor for the London Borough of Islington.

mid 1970’s – Paedophile Action Group for Liberation breakaway group from Gay Liberation Front.

Later merged with P.I.E. P.I.E. campaign to legalise sex with children over 4. Peter Righton founding member.

1974, February – Edward Heath no longer Prime Minister.

1974, February – Leon Brittan MP for Cleveland and Whitby.

1974 – Chris Denning’s first conviction for gross indecency and indecent assault at Old Bailey.

1974 – 1990 – a series of incidents of child abuse occurred within the North Wales children’s homes.

Some initial reports did not appear in public.

Keith Gregory claims at Bryn Estyn Savile and brother Johnny were visitors in Howarths flat and boys were brought to them.

Deputy Head Peter Howarth, former ex-Tory MP Sir Peter Morrison, and also named by others.

Steve Messham claims in 2012 Alastair McAlpine abused him there.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…r-visitor.html

1975 – Jimmy Savile 10 day ‘state visit’ to Israel. He meets President Ephraim Katzir and Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek, and
was organised by John Levy of the Friends of Israel Educational Trust.
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative…t-2486992.html

1975, 30 October – 1980, 17 Nov- The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe begins murder spree.

Savile viewed as a suspect and questioned by West Yorkshire Police. Moulds taken of teeth.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…re-Ripper.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…s-victims.html

1975 – Thatcher beats Edward Heath in Tory leadership election to become leader of the opposition.

1975 – Thatcher meets Alastair McAlpine at a dinner party and subsequently appoints him Treasurer of the Conservative Party until 1990.

1975 – Savile beat and raped girl at Stoke Mandeville hospital as part of a satanic ritual with other adults in the hospital
basement. He chanted ‘Hail Satan’ in Latin. Girl first spoke out in 1992.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/370…f-satanic-ring

1975 – 1976 – North Fox Island abuse, USA. Francis D Shelden missing since his “youth camp” on Fox Island
turned out to be a pedophile and child porn haven. Frank Shelden owned North Fox Island in Lake Michigan–
a private island near Traverse City. Shelden also wrote for Better Life Monthly “seeking liberation for boys
and boy-lovers.” He was also Frank Torey editor of PAN and of Spartacus notoriety with Stamford.
http://catherinebroad.wordpress.com/…circa-1975-76/

1976+ – photo of Savile at Haute de la Garenne (dated from Superspike t shirt)

mid 70’s – allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile at Haut de La Garenne. Victim comes forward 2008.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…e-iceberg.html

1976 – ‘Understanding Paedophilia’ by P.I.E. took over original P.I.E. newsletter, mainly by Warren Middleton.
Designed as a serious journal with articles from psychologists designed to give paedophilia ‘respectability’.
Later replaced by ‘Magpie’.

1976 and 1977 – Oakland county child killer, unidentified serial killer responsible for the murders of
four or more children, two girls and two boys, in Oakland County, Michigan, USA. Frank Shelden/Torey?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland…y_Child_Killer

1977 – Maggie Thatcher appears on ‘Jim’ll Fix it’. She says to Jimmy ‘When I was small I didn’t think there ever could be
a woman prime minister, but we hope you’re going to fix it, Jimmy,’ she cooes. He states fortuitously (?!), ‘I already have
done, privately, but I didn’t want everyone to know,’. 2 years later she becomes Prime Minister.

1977 – ‘Childhood Rights’ published by P.I.E.  A regular publiation assimilated into Magpie when editor (‘David’) died.

The Paedophile Information Exchange PIE was allegedly given £70,000 by the Home Office between 1977 and 1980 – the equivalent today of about £400,000.

A former Home Office worker revealed that Jim Callaghan’s Labour government and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative administration, which took over in 1979, may have provided funding for PIE.

The whistleblower said senior civil servant Clifford Hindley, who was head of the Home Office’s voluntary services unit, signed off a three year grant for £35,000 in 1980.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2571632/Home-Office-gave-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-70-000-Group-allegedly-given-taxpayers-money-1977-1980.html

Patricia Thornton of Haut de la Garenne on the Raines list

2008


Patricia Thornton oversaw Haut de la Garenne during the 1950s and early 1960s.

The octogenarian — who in 1996 was awarded an MBE, a prestigious British award by Queen Elizabeth for her services to the community — insists that no abuse took place under her watch.

“I am quite sure I would have known if there were such incidents,” Thornton said in an interview with ABC News.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/International/story?id=4409786&page=1

Clockwise from top left: Phil Mourant, John Rodhouse, John Le Marquand, Charles Smith, Reg Jeune, Jim Thompson – Senior Officials who have never seen any thing wrong in Haut de la Haut de la Garenne

Senior officials were Jersey home staff

Feb 29, 2008

A number of staff at the Jersey children’s home where claims of child abuse are being investigated include former senior education officials and a former minister for finance on the island.

A child’s skull has been found in the cellar of the home, and it was confirmed today that “significant” finds announced yesterday included a shallow bath and shackles. Former residents had claimed such devices were kept in the cellar where children were allegedly drugged and abused.

The names released today include the island’s former senator and finance minister Reg Jeune, who was president of the education committee from 1971 to 1984 and lives on the island.

One of the home’s former staff is Jersey’s director of education, Mario Lundy, and previous education directors were John Rodhouse, who held the position in 1974 and Herbert Wimberley in 1962.

John le Marquand was president of the island’s education committee from 1960; it is understood he lives in a care home in St Helier.

Terry Streetle was a children’s officer in 1986 and is now thought to live in west London.

Patricia Thornton was the island’s children’s officer in the early 1960s and Charles Smith, also a children’s officer, retired in 1984.

Frank Walker, the island’s chief minister, said that no government employees were the “subject of any police recommendation”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/senior-officials-were-jersey-home-staff-1.819325

Patricia Thornton, who was responsible for the wellbeing of youngsters in the home from the early Fifties to 1973, insists she took no part in any abuse or cover-up.

The 85-year-old, who lives in the village of Cheriton, Hampshire, said: “It’s awful if it’s true but I saw no evidence of it when I was there. “I just find it difficult to believe that all these horrible things were going on and I knew nothing about it.”

Miss Thornton, who received an MBE in 1996 for her services to the community, said she was proud of her work at the home.

She added: “When I first arrived in Jersey, there was a home for boys at Haut de la Garenne and a separate home for girls which was not being run very well.

“I was very concerned about the welfare of the girls so I closed it down, pensioned off the lady who had been running it and moved the girls into the boys’ home. I was very surprised when I read about the scandal. I feel quite shattered.”

But police are continuing to treat Morag Jordan, a former matron at the home, as a suspect.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/police-discover-more-bones-inside-chamber-of-horrors-at-jersey-childrens-home-7301493.html


Half of all top IRA men ‘worked for security services’

December 21 2011

Half of all senior IRA members in the Troubles were working for intelligence services, a secret dossier of evidence into the murder of two RUC men has claimed.

The remarkable document has laid bare a startling series of claims about the infiltration of both the police and terror groups during the ‘Dirty War’.

It claims the IRA ran agents in the RUC and also that Dundalk Garda station was regarded by British intelligence as “a nest of vipers”, with at least two officers actively assisting the Provos.

The information is contained in a secret 24-page document in the name of Ian Hurst — a British intelligence whistleblower — which has been seen by the Belfast Telegraph.

The sensational claims are due to be made to Justice Peter Smithwick’s Dublin tribunal of inquiry into the murder of two senior RUC officers in 1989.

The victims, Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Robert Buchanan, died in a hail of IRA gunfire as they crossed the border following an intelligence exchange with the Garda in Dundalk.

The dossier also claims:

  • The shadowy Force Research Unit (FRU) had a file on suspected rogue gardai prepared to pass information to the IRA and act as its agents. MI5 also had a network of agents with the Garda.
  • The IRA had a network of informants in public agencies such as social security offices and vehicle licensing departments.
  • One in four IRA members was an agent, rising to one in two among senior members.
  • Martin McGuinness was involved in all strategic military decisions taken by the IRA.

At the centre of the web of intrigue sat the IRA’s head of internal security, the agent known as Stakeknife, who took information from rogue gardai while himself working for British intelligence.

Perhaps the most shocking claim is that a rogue Garda Sergeant leaked intelligence to Stakeknife. Stakeknife has been identified as Freddie Scappaticci, a veteran Belfast republican.

Scappaticci has strongly denied working for British intelligence and said he had cut his links with the IRA in 1990. He is legally represented at the Smitwick Tribunal and is now considering giving evidence in person.

Last night Mr Hurst refused to comment on the document.

He said: “I believe that this was made public to mess me about. I cannot comment on it because of an injunction preventing me from giving details of my career in special forces.”

Mr Hurst worked in military intelligence between 1981 and 1990, spending most of that time in the FRU, responsible for handling agents and informants in Irish paramilitary groups. The injunction has been varied to allow him to give evidence to Smithwick in Dublin.

However tribunal lawyers are insisting that he give his testimony in closed session, something he suspects is part of a deal with the British authorities to limit potentially embarrassing disclosures.

One of the alleged rogue officers in Dundalk has already been indentified. Owen Corrigan, a detective sergeant, was named by Jeffrey Donaldson under Parliamentary privilege. Mr Corrigan, now retired, has always denied the allegation and appeared at the tribunal to reject them. He is one of three gardai, two based in Dundalk and one in Donegal, named in the document.

In the document Mr Hurst says “the fact that a Garda was passing information to the IRA did not bother me anymore or any less than in the same way members of the RUC/UDR/BA (British Army) occasionally passed information to the IRA and regularly to members of various loyalist paramilitaries.”

Mr Hurst assisted John Stevens’ inquiry into security force collusion with terrorists in Northern Ireland.

The document states Lord Stevens told him that of 210 terrorist suspects he arrested, only three were not security force agents, and some worked for several agencies.

Background

The Smithwick Tribunal is examining claims that members of the Irish police or other employees of the Irish State colluded in the murders of the two most senior RUC officers to die in the Troubles. Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Supt Robert Buchanan were shot dead while returning from a meeting at Dundalk Garda station in the Republic. The tribunal has so far heard evidence from a number of witnesses, some of whom have alleged that members of the Garda passed information to the IRA.

A MAN FROM THE DARK CORNER OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

Doubts about Ian Hurst’s reliability were dispelled after I published stories based on his information back in 1999.

The first, an unlikely sounding tale claiming military intelligence had doctored bullets used to shoot Gerry Adams, was immediately confirmed by the Defence Advisory Committee. After that he was arrested, and I was questioned under caution.

For a time I gave him the pseudonym Martin Ingram to obscure his identity, but now that alias has been dropped.

He was the first member of the Force Research Unit (FRU) — the dark corner of military intelligence which ran agents in terrorist groups — to speak publicly.

He had two tours of duty in Northern Ireland. Between 1982 and 1990 he was in Londonderry handling agents like Frank Hegarty, an IRA quartermaster later murdered for betraying a cache of Libyan weapons, and Willie Carlin, who got out just ahead of the execution squad.

A second tour was in Enniskillen between 1990 and 1991. There he met his wife, from a Donegal republican family. That affected his vetting and he bought himself out of the Army in 2003.

 

Penetration of the Provisionals

Mr Hurst was responsible for handling agents in the IRA and for a time had enhanced access to other agents’ reports, though not their names, on military intelligence computers. He has painted a picture of an organisation penetrated at almost every level and with its head of security, Stakeknife, working for the other side. The document says: “As a rough guide you should expect one in four PIRA volunteers to be agents of one agency or another.” Lord Stevens (above), the former Met chief, is quoted as

saying that only three out of 210 terrorist suspects he arrested in a collusion probe in Northern Ireland were not working for either the RUC, MI5 or the Army. The document claims that Hurst secretly taped a conversation with RAF Air Vice Marshal Andrew Vallance, who was quoted as telling him that the most sensitive matter was the identity of Stakeknife and his role as a British agent.

IRA agents within the Garda

The document claims that the FRU had a file on suspected rogue gardai prepared to pass information to the IRA and act as its agents. It names three people who were allegedly on the list, two in Dundalk and one in Donegal. It quotes Basil Walsh, a senior Garda officer who Mr Hurst met in 1999, as saying he was aware of one named Garda who worked for the IRA. Mr Walsh allegedly told him “that every time something was done to try and eradicate the mess something happened to intervene”. The document also claims MI5 had a network of agents with the Garda. MP Jeffrey Donaldson has named retired detective sergeant Owen Corrigan under Parliamentary privilege in the House of Commons in April 2000, as being a “rogue garda”. Mr Corrigan denies all allegations of collusion. Last week former agent Kevin Fulton claimed Corrigan was passing information to the IRA and was regarded as a “friend” of the group

Role of McGuinness in the IRA

MR Hurst once backed claims that Martin McGuinness reported to MI6, the British foreign intelligence agency. This was based on a document passed to him, and accepted by him in good faith, after he left the Army but which appears to have been a forgery. The document does not repeat that claim but it does put Mr McGuinness in a central role in the IRA. It states the IRA’s “security unit came under the operational command of Northern Command” and adds “the person in charge of that unit throughout the entire Troubles was PIRA member Mr James Martin McGuinness”. It accuses McGuinness of being “directly involved in matters of life and death for persons rightly or indeed wrongly suspected of informing on PIRA members. Mr McGuinness was also a key player in the long-term strategic strategies used by PIRA”. McGuinness has always denied such a leading role and stated that he left the IRA in the early 1970s.

Republican intelligence gathering

It is claimed that the IRA had a network of informants in public agencies such as social security offices and vehicle licensing, North and South. This echoes claims by Martin McGartland , a former RUC agent in the IRA. One section of the document reads: “PIRA was extensively penetrated at all levels, most sources of the information to PIRA were readily identified (by military intelligence) but seldom compromised.” To back up its claims that the intelligence services turned a blind eye to IRA intelligence sources, it claims that in the early 1990s a FRU agent was targeted by the IRA with the help of a social security employee who is still working in the same office. It claims that the IRA could informally “obtain information from driver licensing, social security, councils, utilities far quicker than the FRU”, especially in cross-border areas where red tape was involved in working through the RUC and Garda.

 

Stakeknife, the Army’s key agent

Stakeknife was a key military intelligence agent within the IRA, a man with a hotline of his own which gave him direct contact with dedicated handlers in an office known as the ‘rat hole’. When he called, he identified himself with a code number, but Mr Hurst learned his true identify by chance while manning the phone. Stakeknife had been caught drink-driving and gave uniformed police the hotline number in an effort to extricate himself. Hurst vouched for him, and it has been claimed that Stakeknife was Freddie Scappaticci, though Mr Scappaticci strongly denies this. The document expands on Stakeknife’s role as head of the IRA internal security. It claims he controlled IRA agents in the Garda. The most corrosive suggestion which Justice Peter Smithwick will have to consider is that officers Breen and Buchanan were allowed to die rather than risk compromising the Army’s most important agent in Ireland.

 

The web of collusion and spies

MR Hurst has frequently claimed some members of the RUC, UDR and Army colluded with terror groups. The statement portrays a wilderness of mirrors in which every organisation has the other penetrated to some degree and “all sources have a shelf life”. It talks of British agents in the Garda, Garda agents in Northern Ireland, IRA agents in the RUC and Garda and RUC agents in the IRA. It states “the fact that a Garda was passing information to the IRA did not bother me any more or any less than in the same way members of the RUC/UDR/BA (British Army) passed information to the IRA and members of various loyalist paramilitaries. It was a matter for HQNI and the RUC and way above my pay grade … in other words it was a strategic and not a tactical problem”. It concludes that none of this “registered massively on the Richter scale, it was just a fact of life, indeed it was well within the rules of our game!”

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/half-of-all-top-ira-men-worked-for-security-services-28694353.html

 

A BELFAST woman is suing British agent Freddie Scappaticci for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a child.

Court papers seen by The Irish News reveal that the IRA member is accused of assaulting the woman between 1976 and 1978. She is claiming for personal injury, loss and damages.

The woman is believed to have been a teenager at the time. It is understood the allegations were reported to police.

A PSNI spokesman said: “We do not comment on named individuals and no inference should be drawn from this.”

Details of the court action come just weeks after Scappaticci, who is believed to be the agent Stakeknife, was convicted of possessing extreme pornographic material in a London court.

The woman is also claiming damages from the PSNI chief constable and the secretary of state for the Home Department, which has responsibility for the Home Office.

Although Stakeknife is believed to have been handled by the British army, police and MI5 may also have had knowledge of his role.

The claim against the chief constable is for personal injury, loss and damages by negligence and misfeasance in public office in causing or permitting the abuse. The woman is also claiming on the grounds that police failed to investigate the abuse.

It is claimed that Scappaticci was a key member of the IRA’s internal security unit and was involved in interrogating dozens of suspected informers, some of whom were later killed.

Before Christmas Scappaticci pleaded guilty to possessing disturbing images. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that the charges related to at least 329 images, many involving animals.

Officers from Operation Kenova – set up to investigate Stakeknife – discovered images after seizing a laptop which was on a living room coffee table when they searched Scappaticci’s home last January.

Prosecution papers obtained by The Irish News revealed that Scappaticci had a history of depression and had tried to take his own life.

He later claimed he viewed extreme pornography because he was feeling depressed and suicidal.

The woman’s solicitor, Kevin Winters of KRW Law, said: “As this case touches upon matters of huge sensitivity it wouldn’t be appropriate to go into any detail or comment other than to confirm the High Court action forms part of a wider series of themed litigation against the state and other parties.”

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/01/22/news/british-agent-freddie-scappaticci-to-be-sued-over-sexual-assault-claims-1533107/?fbclid=IwAR1n_D8tPo5JKetrBqDclShEWM_VcgATPQz-EYKSQrR-qFXEn6Bv-1LEMzs


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The Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry


Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to ‘blackmail establishment’

BRITISH security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges.

The former civil servant has told detectives investigating the activities of paedophiles in national politics that the Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch was orchestrating the child-sex lobbying group in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The whistleblower, who has spoken exclusively to the Sunday Express, says he was also warned off asking why such a notorious group was being handed government money.

It emerged late last year that PIE was twice gave amounts of £35,000 in Home Office funding between 1977 and 1980, the £70,000 total equivalent to over £400,000 in today’s money.

Those details surfaced only after the whistleblower highlighted his concerns to campaigning Labour MP Tom Watson and his revelations have triggered an ongoing Home Office inquiry into why the cash was given to PIE which was abolished in 1985 after a number of prosecutions.

Until now, speculation about the grant has centred on Clifford Hindley, the late Home Office manager who approved the payments. However, the whistleblower told the Sunday Express he thought higher and more sinister powers were at play.

He has given a formal statement to that effect to detectives from Operation Fernbridge, which is looking into allegations of historic sex abuse at the Elm Guest House in south-west London

PIE, now considered one of the most notorious groups of the era, had gained respectability in political circles. Its members are said to have included establishment figures, and disgraced Liberal MP Cyril Smith was a friend of founder member Peter Righton.

In 1981, Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens used Parliamentary privilege to name Sir Peter Hayman, as a member of PIE and an active paedophile. In 1983 Mr Dickens gave the Home Office a dossier of what he claimed was evidence of a paedophile network of “big, big names, people in positions of power, influence and responsibility”. The Home Office says the dossier no longer exists.

Whistleblower Mr X, whose identity we have agreed to protect, became a very senior figure in local government before retiring a few years ago. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was a full-time consultant in the Home Office’s Voluntary Services Unit run by Clifford Hindley.

In 1979 Mr X was asked to examine a funding renewal application for PIE, but he became concerned because the organisation’s goal of seeking to abolish the age of consent “conflicted” with the child protection policies of the Department of Health and Social Security and asked for a meeting with Mr Hindley, his immediate boss.

PIE was being funded at the request of Special Branch which found it politically useful to identify people who were paedophiles. This led me not to pursue my objections. At that time, questioning anything to do with Special Branch, especially within the Home Office, was a ‘no-no’.

“I was under the clear belief that I was being instructed to back off and that his reference to Special Branch was expected to make me to do so.

He asked for a file the Home Office kept on PIE, but his request was refused. However, he was certain then Tory Home Office Minister Tim Raison, who died in 2011, must have signed the 1980 funding application.

Mr X has given a formal written statement to the inquiry set up last year into former Home Office links with PIE but has refused to meet the inquiry in person because he fears “repercussions” under the Official Secrets Act.

Special Branch was an integral part of the intelligence service gathering intelligence on spies and political threats to the state.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/485529/Special-Branch-funded-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-says-Home-Office-whistleblower

1977, 19 September – members of P.I.E. first open meeting in London at the Conway hall in Red Lion square.

Members attacked by outraged mothers.

1977 – victim, aged 11, abused by Peter Righton and other members of P.I.E. in London until 16. Cyril Smith
+ other vips allegedly involved.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ophile-1815932

1978 – Leon Brittan made Queen’s Counsel.

1979, 4th May – Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister.

1979, 27th August – Lord Mountbatten killed by IRA bomb on boat in Ireland.

1979 – 1981 – Leon Brittan Minister of State at the Home Office, and then made Chief Secretary
to the Treasury, a Cabinet position.

1979 – 1983 – Harvey Proctor MP Basildon.

1979 – 1983 Alastair McAlpine deputy chairman of Tory party.

1979, 5th November – Martin Allen, 15, disappears. Last seen by a friend at King’s Cross Tube station
as he made his way home from school. Man and boy seen acting suspiciously at Earl’s Court, just a few miles
from Elm Guest House. Photofit bears remarkable resemblance to Harvey Proctor.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/cold-cas…n-london-1979/

1979 – 81 – Vincent, abused in Elm Guest house age 11 and house next to church in Sea Rd, Bexhill abuse.
‘two men’ mentioned twice – same ones? Filmed – took big boxes away.

same time Grafton Close raided after cleaner came in to tidy and found photos and videos of young people behind the cushions,
staff disappear and one got 3 months probation and then went back to working with children.
http://www.youthparliament.org.uk/bo…localgroup.htm

1979 June – 1985 ”PAN: A Magazine About Boy Love” published. Changed to ‘Paedo Alert News’
in 13th issue. Published by John Stamford and Frank Torey, Spartacus Association.
Edward Brongersma and Frits Bernard frequent contributors.

1979, 15th & 21st November – Anthony Blunt’s wartime role as spy exposed by Thatcher in House of Commons after
‘Climate Of Treason’ book by Andrew Boyle and Private Eye’s expose.

late 1970’s – Savile forms relationship with Prince Charles after coming together through their work with
wheelchair sports charities.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…prince-charles

1980 – Stringfellows, Covent Garden opens.

early 1980’s – Derek Laud becomes first black member of the Conservative Monday club.

1981 – 1987 – Ray Wyre starts at Albany Prison, Isle of White, working with category A prisoners.
Pioneered group therapy for sex offenders here. Also HMP Parkhurst IOW. Kray was among
his charges at Parkhurst.

1981 – Maggie Thatcher describes Savile’s work as ”marvellous”. 11 consecutive new years spent with
Savile at Chequers.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…r-8432351.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…e-blunder.html

1981-4th August (Royal Wedding) – Vishal Mehrotra goes missing on way home to Putney, less
than a mile from Elm Guest House, whilst ‘Kings and Queen’s’ at Rocks Lane in full swing.
Body found in 1982 in woodland in Sussex.
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…-boys-stopped/

1981 – ‘Perspectives on Paedophilia’ published with chapters by Peter Righton and DrMorris Fraser (Azimuth trust).
Derides ‘moral panic’ over paedophilia & says that with ‘the child’s willing compliance . . . the sex is unlikely
to do much harm’.
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…ighton/page/3/

1981 – 3 senior care staff at Kincora boys home jailed for abusing 11 boys.

1982-1992 – Margaret Hodge emerges as council leader of Islington.

1982 – Falklands War.

1982 – two men, John Rowe & Terry Dwyer, persuade Carole Kasir to change Elm Guest House into a place for homosexual men.

1982, June – CGHE strongly recommends Elm Guest House in their newsletter.

1982, 8th August – MET’S Special Patrol Group raid Elm Guest House, (this when 17-year-old rent boy who acted
as ‘in-house masseur’ was detained & who also appeared on dr who & Royal Command performance), resulting
in charges being brought for running a disorderly house. 2 undercover officers were embedded as guests
making secret radio recordings in a plastercast. Less than 10 people present during raid.

1983, 9th June – General Election. Thatcher wins, Leon Brittan changes his seat to Richmond.

1983 – 1987 – Harvey proctor MP Billericay.

1983 – Kasirs convicted at the Old Bailey of running a disorderly house, fined & given suspended
sentences.

1983 – Brighton boy, 6, attacked and sexually assaulted in car by 3 men whilst walking home. Police
question PIE members in connection with the attack, but the crime remains unsolved to this day.Over 1
million people sign petition demanding legislation to make paedophile groups such as PIE illegal, but
Leon Brittan refuses to do anything.
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…hile-networks/

1983 – Alastair McAlpine no longer deputy chairman of tory party.

1984, 30 Jan – ‘Maggies Militant Tendency’ documentary by BBc exposes Tories far right wing leanings.
Examines Neil Hamilton, Harvey Proctor and Gerald Howarth.

1984 – Geoffrey Dickens MP hands over 50 page dossier on VIP child abuse with links to Em Guest House to the Home Office.
Later’Encouraging’ half hour meeting with Home Secretary Leon Brittan.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…p-tory-1647786

1984, June 1st – Mark Tildlsley, 7, lured from fair & murdered by Sydney Cooke and gang. No prosecutions
made, and Cookes role in murder not investigated unril 1999.

1984, 21st May – The Conservative Monday Club under Thatcher revises its constitution. Prolific publications occur;of booklets,
pamphlets, policy papers, an occasional newspaper, Right Ahead, and a magazine Monday World.

1984, Savile accepted as a member of the Athenaeum, a gentlemen’s club in London’s Pall Mall,
after being proposed by Cardinal Basil Hume.

1984 – Alastair McAlpine created a life peer in the New Years Honours List taking the title Baron McAlpine of West Green of
West Green in the County of Hampshire.

1984 – IRA bomb Brighton Hotel. Alastair McAlpine on a target list of the IRA.

mid 80’s – Derek Laud becomes a researcher and special adviser, working for Conservative Members of Parliament and government
ministers.

1985 – first public allegation of abuse in Islington’s Council care by Demetrious Panton to Margaret Hodge.
(very existence of which would be ignored until 1989).

1985 – Chris Denning imprisoned for 18 months for gross indecency with a child.

1985, November – Jason Swift, 14, brutally raped & murdered by Sydney Cooke & three accomplices
– Leslie Bailey, Robert Oliver & Steven Barrell.

1986, January – Leon Brittan resigns over Westland affair.

1986 – Sunday Times expose Spartacus. Undercover reporters offered 2 boys in manila, 8 & 14. He said
“If you are discreet, I can guarantee you will get as many boys as you want in the Philippines.
http://chrisukorg.files.wordpress.co…osed.png?w=630
http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpr…03/st3886a.jpg

1986, October – Neil Hamilton and fellow MP Gerald Howarth (one of his closest friends), sue the BBC for libel
owing to documentary ”Maggies’ militant Tendency”.Prosecution financed by Sir James Goldsmith, Taki, David
Davis and Lord Harris of High Cross. Hamilton and Howarth were awarded £20,000 each and in the next edition
of Panorama on 27 October, the BBC made an unreserved apology.

1986 – Childline launched by Esther Rantzen.
.
1987 – Harvey Proctor resigns as MP for Billericay after after being fined pounds 1,450 for acts of
gross indecency; he was involved in homosexual spanking sessions with young male prostitutes.

1987, 10th March – Daniel Morgan, private investigator for Southern Investigations murdered in pub car park,
Sydenham, following important police corruption probe, phone hacking and seeking witnesses against Proctor
and Hamilton for Maggies Militant Tendency legal threats.

1988 – Harvey Proctor opens his tie shop in Brewers Lane, off Richmond Green, with generous investment from
many MPs and acquaintances. A second shop follows in Knightsbridge.

1988 – Gracewell Clinic, Moseley, Birmingham, established by Ray Wyre. The first residential
treatment centre for sex offenders anywhere in the world.

1988, August – Savile appointed by junior health minister Edwina Currie chair
of an interim task force overseeing the management of Broadmoor Hospital, after its board members had been suspended.

1988 – for 3 yrs – Azimuth Trust, sailing charity for disadvantaged boys based in Cornwall set up by Dr Morris Fraser
and Michael Johnson. Photographed naked boys. Dr Fraser, like Peter Righton, contributed sympathetic chapters to ‘Perspectives
on Paedophilia’ pub 1981. Fraser intro’d at least 1 boy to Charles Napier.
http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2…azimuth-trust/

1988 – Alan Williams (21) and Warwick Spinks (25) set up Boys Club 21 and Gay Palace in Amsterdam.

1988 – Chris Denning jailed for three years for indecent assault on a 13-year-old boy and possession of indecent photographs.

1989, May – Sydney Cooke sentenced to 19 years in Wandsworth Prison for manslaughter of Jason Swift.

1989, Feb 3rd – Colin Peters, Alan Delaney, Ernest Whittington, Victor Burnett, sentenced at the Old Bailey for involvement
in a ”sex ring” which ”lured boys as young as 10 into prostitution” over a 5 yr period (around 1983 – 1987). Convictions arose
from yr long investigation, ‘Operation Hedgerow’. Police believe part of a much wider ring involving ”influential, professional people
and its tentacles reach into Westminster and Whitehall”. Said to ”resemble the Mafia in its organisation and strength.” Colin Peters,
alleged ringleader who received 8 yrs, a former barrister and Foreign Office official from Bayswater.
He is also listed as a guest in the documents relating to Elm Guest House. Alan Delaney also possibly on a photograph
contained in the Elm documents.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni…pg=2408,713256
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…tion-hedgerow/
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/?s=colin+peters
Group now linked heavily to the Elm Guest House scandal and Operation Hedgerow bears striking ”similarities” to Operation Fernbridge,
and similarly involves child trafficking to Amsterdam.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…l-8518078.html
Judge said it resembles the Mafia possibly because it is indeed connected to it!.. ”Informed sources in Britain believe that the Delaney Peters ring and the Moncini-linked networks are connected, and that both are part of an international pedophile conspiracy.”
https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/1…_britain_m.pdf

1989 – Leon Brittan knighted. Also resigns as MP to become European Commissioner for Competition at the European Commission.

late 1980’s/by 1990 – Amsterdam bars/scene – Boys Club 21 (Alan Williams), Gay Palace (Spinks), Boys for Men,
De Boys,The Blue Boy busiest watering holes in intrntnl paedophile jungle. 250 paedophiles involved in production
child pornography in Amsterdam. Amsterdam bars (Nick Davies)

late 1980’s – Savile allegedly acted as an informal marriage counsellor between Prince Charles and Princess Diana,
at St James’ Palace. Former Royal Family press secretary Dickie Arbiter later said Savile’s behaviour had raised
“concern and suspicion”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…prince-charles

1989, June- 1991, November – Michael Johnson of Azimuth Trust assaults 2 boys, 9 and 11, 50 times.

1990’s – Scallywag magazine names Alastair McAlpine.
http://scallywagmagazine.blogspot.co…e-on-lord.html

1990 Naypic helping Carol Kasir.

1990 Carol Kasir found dead age 47 in her flat. Coroners inquest concludes suicide by insulin overdose.
NAYPIC employees believe murdered.

1990 – ‘A’ contacted NAYPIC- a teenage victim/witness of a British paedo ring who said he was forced to film snuff movies
in a warehouse in or around Amsterdam. Before could give testimony was drugged & pulled into van
in front of Moss’ home where hed been staying. Already been threatened & followed; never heard of again.
‘The Elite Twelve’ paedophile group would pay up to £ 5 000 to children to take part in the videos.
http://www.whale.to/c/reality6.html

1990’s Jimmy Savile banned from Children in Need, says Sir Roger Jones, former BBC governor for Wales and chairman
of the charity.

1990 – Alastair McAlpine no longer Tory party treasurer.

1990 – Jimmy Savile awarded Knighthood

1990 – Jimmy Savile awarded Papal Knighhood by Pope John Paul II.

1990 – IRA bomb the West Green House mansion in Hartley Wintney, where Alastair McAlpine had lived just weeks before,
and where in the past Thatcher had been a guest.

1990, 28th November – Maggie Thatcher no longer Prime Minister.

1990 – Rochdale, up to 20 children were taken from their homes and parents after social services believed them to be
involved in satanic or occult ritual abuse. The late 80’s and early 90’s prominently featured citations of satanic ritual abuse.

1990 – 1993 – ‘Frank’, informant from Nick Davies article caught up in paedo underworld & witnessed snuff film with
Spinks in Canaries. Kid no older than 12. Detectives discovered Alan Williams and friends had been discussing doing
this in the barn of a German from one of the Spuistraat clubs.

1991,24th Feb – The Observer runs a lengthy article entitled “Far Right takes over the Monday Club”, stating that a number
of senior members had tendered their resignations in protest at the Club’s “takeover” by “extreme right-wingers”, some
of whom were also members of the Western Goals Institute.

1992, April – mysterious fire breaks out in the third-floor flat in Palmeira Avenue, Hove, Brighton which kills
5 people, Several former Clwyd children’s home residents are thought to have been among the guests: two at least Bryn Alyn residents
and knew John Allen very well – Adrian Johns and his brother Lee (also known as Lee Homberg). Adrian Johns dies and
Lee Johns is injured, found dead in 1995 after testifying in John Allen’s trial.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/41036-re…ophiles-rings/

1992, September – Peter Righton founder of P.I.E. at 66 pleads guilty to three charges of importing or possessing obscene material —
paedophile gay porn — after customs officers at Dover intercepted two packages addressed to him. Tom Watson claims in 2012 this file of
evidence used to convict him contained ‘clear intelligence’ of a sex abuse gang.
Quits job at National Children’s Bureau.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/fe…edophile-claim

1992 – Neil Hamilton (currently a gov minister) and Harvey Proctor attacked in Proctor’s shop in Richmond – on – Thames. Hamilton’s
nose broken in the ”gay bashing expedition”.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d…00/2524727.stm

1992 – Spinks was first investigated in 1992 after police identified him as a dangerous child abuser with links to paedophile rings
in the UK and Europe.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…wanted-1443407
He divided his time between England and Amsterdam, where he acted as a fixer introducing sex tourists to young boys in the Dutch city.

1993 – Gracewell Clinic (Ray Wyre) closes after pressure from local public.

1993, July – Manuel Schadwald, 12 year old Berliner, (allegedly murdered in snuff film) goes missing. Police belatedly
try to find him in late 1990’s after initially being labelled a runaway, owing to increasing North European press reports
of trafficking of boys from Berlin to the Netherlands.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2000…dprotection.uk

1993 – Dr Morris Fraser (Azimuth Trust) convicted for possession of child pornography.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…e-1419613.html

1994 – Homosexual age of consent lowered to 18 in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimina…Order_Act_1994

1994 – Peter Howarth, former deputy head of Bryn Estyn, jailed for 10 years of abusing boys.
Dies in prison.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/41036-re…ophiles-rings/

1994 – Peter Hatton – Bornshin, abused whilst under care of Grafton childrens home when 11 in the 80’s, commits suicide at 28.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…-arrested.html

1995 – Wolvercote Clinic (Ray Wyre) opens in Epsom, Surrey, secret location, part – funded by the Home Office.

1995 – Leon Brittan becomes European Commissioner for Trade and European Commissioner for External Affairs, also serving as
Vice-President of the European Commission.

1995 Geoffrey Dickens dies.

1995 – John Stamford dies in prison from heart attack age 56, just before standing trial on child sex charges.

1995 – 1996 – Marc Dutroux kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused 6 girls from 8 – 19, murdering 4. Alleged member of mass sex ring involving VIP police and government in Belgium and Le Chateau des Amerois which included torture and murder.

1995 – Lee Johns, former Bryn Alyn resident, found dead after testifying in John Allen’s trial.

1995 – John Allen founder fo Bryn Alyn community jailed 11 years for indecent assaults on boys in his care.
November 2012 seen working at a Premier Inn.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/2012/11/…phile-located/

1995 – Charles Napier, treasurer of P.I.E. convicted sexual assault against minors in London.

1995 – Warwick Spinks sentenced 7 yrs reduced on appeal to 5 at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex, jailed for sexual
offences against boys.Convicted for serious sexual assault at knifepoint, taking a child without lawful authority
and taking indecent images of children. Lewes Crown Court heard that he had he drugged a 14-year-old boy and “sold him”
to a gay brothel in Amsterdam. Flees the country before end of 5 yr sentence whilst on license (after 30 months) in a
London probation hostel, rips off several credit card companies on a spending spree in the boy bars in Fuggerstrasse
in Berlin and finally settles in Prague. Forges links with Chris Denning.
Before his arrest running notorious Why Not brothel in Amsterdam.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…wanted-1443407
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WE+SMA……-a060954400

1996, March – Chris Denning imprisoned for 10 weeks for publishing indecent photographs.

1996 – Charles Napier investigated as being an alleged member of a paedophile network operating in British schools.

1997 – Spinks tracked down in Prague by The Sunday People. Posing as Dutch property consultant with name Wilhelm Pavel,
shaved moustache, has ‘minders’, lives in flat in smaller suburbs of Prague, conducts ‘tours’ through hidden websites
and e mails, taunts Scotland Yard (sent postcard), has gay lover Jakob, 22. ”Between us we have 8 apartments with access to another 68”.
Uses clubs like Pinocchio’s or escape for lads like on run frm conscription. Website run frm friend in Budapest.
Minibus, apartment, tours routine for punters.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WE+SMA……-a060954400

1997 – Dutch journalists dig out a history of sightings of Manuel Schadwald which suggests he had been put to work in a brothel in
Rotterdam, run by a German, Lothar Glandorf, now 36. After ignoring complaints for 18 months, Rotterdam police targeted him and found he had
been selling hundreds of boys. Of those they could trace, nearly half were under 16.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2000…dprotection.uk

1997 – Chris Denning jailed Prague for 3 and a half years after paedo ring investigation.

1997 – Cash for Questions parliamentary enquiry. On 3 July 1997, the enquiry found Neil Hamilton guilty of taking
“cash for questions”, as well as Smith.

1997, 31 August – death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

1997 – James Chalkley moves from his Stepney Flat in London to Amsterdam. Ex Eastenders actor connected to the Harry Jeffries,
Peter Howells (‘Actor and agent’), John Peters (Abuser in the Bjorn video), and Warwick Spinks international paedophile ring. Mentioned in documentary ‘The Boy Business’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZbbxHFKHQ

1998 – David Icke names McAlpine in book ‘The Biggest Secret’. No legal action follows.
http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/7…k-is-long-past

1998, April, Edward Brongersma, Dutch Senator and Doctor of Law, dies. Defender of rights of paedophiles
and contributor to PAN.

1998, April – Sydney Cooke paroled.

1998 – John Peters (‘Bjorn tape’ attacker) believed to be in Asia.
http://www.nickdavies.net/1998/04/01…se-in-britain/

1999 -Gary Glitter convicted for possession of child pornography in the United Kingdom. (4 000 hardcore photographs of children being abused).
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/517604.stm

1999 – Savile invites Prince Charles to glencoe cottage for private meal. Local ladies dressed in pinafores.
Christmas card received ”Give my love to your lovely ladies in Scotland”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…prince-charles

1999/2000 Spinks’ whereabouts revealed and file sent to UK cops (‘People’).
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WE+SMA……-a060954400

1999, December 17 – Sydney Cooke sentenced 2 life sentences in Wakefield Prison for 18 sex offences
between 72 and 81 which came to light after Dispatches programme.

1999 – Leon Brittan resigns with rest of the Santer Commission amid accusations of fraud.

late 1990’s – increasing press reports in North Europe on trafficking of boys from Berlin to the Netherlands.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2000…dprotection.uk

2000 – Homosexual age of consent in England and Scotland lowered to 16, (Northern Ireland 17) – same as for heterosexuals –
in the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act of 2000. Jack Straw wanted the law passed ”as soon as possible”. The rarely used
Parliament Act had been invoked to get the measure onto the statute book, only the fourth time since World War One that it
has been used. Accusations of ”by – passing parliament” and a ”constitutional outrage”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_…ment)_Act_2000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1047291.stm

2000, April – documentary by Louis Theroux about Jimmy Savile.

2000 – Harvey Proctor’s stores forced into liquidation after legal action by Customs and Excise over an unpaid VAT bill.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d…00/2524727.stm

2002, July – Wolvercote Clinic (Ray Wyre) closes owing to public pressure and DOH selling of land.

2003, May – Grant Russell, sex tourist, murdered in Vinohrady apartment, Prague, belonging to Warwick Spinks and Vladimir and called ‘Toucan Apartments’.
http://www.praguepost.com/archivesco…ay-expats.html

2004 – Comments on a Dutch blog suggest Warwick Spinks was seen working at Pinnochio bar in Prague around this time.
http://vrritti.com/2012/12/23/dutch-…arwick-spinks/

2005 – 2007 – investigation into News International Phone Hacking Scandal.

2005, 19th December – Rolf Harris unveils his portrait of the Queen, commissioned to mark the monarch’s 80th birthday the following year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/4541388.stm

2006 – Savile appears on final edition of Top of the Pops.

2006 – Court in Vietnam finds Gary Glitter guilty of committing obscene acts with minors. Career irreparably damaged.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi…ic/4769164.stm

2006/2007 – Savile sent 80th birthday card by Prince Charles saying “Nobody will ever know what you have done for this country Jimmy. This is to go some way in thanking you for that.” With a box of cigars and some cufflinks.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…prince-charles

2007 – Jimmy Savile interviewed under caution by police investigating an allegation of indecent assault in the 1970s at Duncroft
Approved School for Girls, which Savile treated as a ”paedophile sweetshop”. Mr Williams-Thomas said: “The 2007 investigation
offered the best opportunity to catch Savile. It raises questions about why the one person who could have provided information
was not spoken to.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…se-school.html

2007 – Peter Righton dies whilst living on a baronial estate in Suffolk which was regularly used as a holiday
centre for disadvantaged children in Islington, despite earlier convictions for possession of abusive images
of children.

2008, March – Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun newspaper, which
had linked him in several articles to child abuse at the Jersey children’s home
Haut de la Garenne. Later admitted visiting after publication of photo.

2008, June 20 – Ray Wyre dies, aged 56.

2008 – Chris Denning extradited back out of Britain after serving 2 years of a further 4 year sentence
and jailed in October for 5 years in Slovakia for producing child pornography. (where he had been living
prior to his extradition to Britain).
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/20…on_to_slovakia

2009 – Jimmy Savile interviewed under caution by Surrey police investigating an alleged indecent assault
at Duncroft school. The CPS advised there was insufficient evidence to take any further action. This was
the year of the last offence recorded by the current investigation. Police failed to interview headmistress.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…se-school.html

2010, August – Leon Brittan returns to government acting as trade advisor to the Coalition.

2011, October 29 – Jimmy Savile dies.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011…r-jimmy-savile

2011 Prince Charles leads tributes to Savile. The Prince and the Duchess describe themselves as ”saddened to hear of
Jimmy Savile’s death and their thoughts are with his family at this time.”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…charles-276283

2011, 9th November – Jimmy Savile’s funeral. His funeral took place at Leeds Cathedral and he was buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Scarborough, in an upright golden coffin buried at a 45 degree angle, facing the ocean and a school.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…ree-angle.html

2012 Spinks finally arrested and put back in prison to serve remaining 18 months

2012 , 3rd October – Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile aired on ITV. Statements by Savile’s victims.
Esther Rantzen, founder of Childline, admits hearing rumours of Savile’s abuse of children but says ”rumours are not evidence”.
Hundreds more victims come forward following programme.

2012, 24th October- Tom Watson uses his Parliamentary privilege to request police to look afresh at at claims of
an historic “powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10”. He refers to Peter Righton, a former consultant
to the National Children’s Bureau, who was convicted of importing and possessing illegal homosexual pornographic
material in 1992. He states that files on this man contained “clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring”.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/elm-gues…-sexual-abuse/
David cameron appears perplexed
http://politicalscrapbook.net/wp-con…phile-pmqs.jpg

2012, 28th October – Gary Glitter aka Paul Gadd first person to be arrested in London under strand of Yewtree ‘Savile and Others’ for alleged sex offences. Bailed until mid – December.

2012, October – MET Police launch Operation Fairbank, secret scoping exercise into allegations of historic sexual abuse
in the 80’s by politicians and VIP’S. Launched as a result of Tom Watson’s claims in parliament, of the existence of a
“powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10”. Only to be publicly revealed on 12th December.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20114378

2012, 1st November – Freddie Starr becomes 2nd person arrested by Operation Yewtree. Claim that he tried to molest a
14-year-old girl in Savile’s BBC dressing room in the 1970s. He strenuously denies the allegation. Released on bail until mid –
December.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…use-claim.html

2012, November 11th – Wilfred De’ath arrested in Cambridgeshire under Operation Yewtree as an actress alleges he sexually assaulted her in 1965. He denies any wrongdoing.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-abuse-1785809

2012, Nov 2nd – BBC airs Newsnight programme during which Steve Messham DOESNT name Alastair McAlpine as an abuser at Bryn Estyn. He nonetheless apologises, on the 9th, saying he got the name wrong, as does the BBC, which is now in turmoil. George Entwistle resigns on the 10th, BBC pays £185 000 plus costs to the BBC and £125 000 from ITV for their This Morning programme. McAlpine goes on to sue Sally Bercow and threatens to sue Twitter users. The importance of free speech never clearer, nor more attemptedly suppressed.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli…-attacker.html

2012, 21 November – Exposure Update: The Jimmy Savile Investigation, was shown on ITV.

2012, November 29th – Leveson report published along with a 48-page executive summary. Leveson found that the existing Press Complaints Commission is not sufficient, and controversially recommends a new independent body, which would have a range of
sanctions available to it, including fines and direction of the prominence of apologies and corrections. Many see the move as statutory
regulation of the press. Lord Hunt, the current chair of the PCC, says the new regulator should be set up by summer 2013.
http://www.official-documents.gov.uk…/0780/0780.pdf
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20564043

2012, November 29th – Rolf Harris interviewed under caution for Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sex offences.
Police raided Berkshire home on November 24th but not at home. Offences ‘not linked to Savile’.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage…se-arrest.html

2012, 6 December – Max Clifford arrested under Operation Yewtree on suspicion sexual offences that date back 40 years.
The fifth person to be arrested and the sixth person to be quizzed under Yewtree. ”Not linked to presenter Savile”. Rebailed
on 17th December to a date in February pending further enquiries.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/de…fford-arrested

2012, 11 December – MET police state investigation into abuse by Savile complete.

2013, January 2nd – Jim Davidson one of 2 men arrested by Operation Yewtree under suspicion of sex offences
against women, not linked to Savile. The second is a 53yr old arrested in Hampshire. Davidson denies the allegations.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…denies-1515432

2013, 9th January – Documents from NAYPIC worker Mary Moss which were photographed and put online taken
under warrant by police working on Operation Fernbridge. Transcripts attached to linked site.
http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/r…h-transcripts/

2013, January – Yewtree report ”Giving Victims a Voice” published. ‘Most frequent offending between
1966 and 1976’, ‘total of 450 victims, 328 children’.
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/news-and-vie…f_wdf93652.pdf
http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/assets/up…ile_report.pdf

2013, 17th January – MET Police launch Operation Fernbridge, a full investigation into allegations that
politicians were members of a paedophile ring which abused children in care in the 1980s. Centres on the alleged
historic sexual abuse of children at Elm Guest House, in Rocks Lane, a suburban street in Barnes, south-west London,
and Grafton Close Children’s Home, Richmond. Follows on from Operation Fairbank, a scoping exercise launched in October
as a result of Tom Watson’s claims in Parliament. It is being run by the Specialist Crimes and Operations Directorate,
and led by the Child Abuse Investigation Command. We later discover 7 officers are working on the case.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…g-8456434.html
Tom Watson’s response to launch and appeal for witnesses;
http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/2013/01/…-been-launched

2013, January 27th – Cyril Smith named in Barnes abuse case. It is claimed that the late MP attended parties at a London guest house
where boys from a local care home were regularly assaulted.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…e-8468370.html

2013 – Feb 2nd – ”Timebomb at Elm Guest House”. Could this be the biggest Establishment cover – up yet?.
”Pop stars, a bishop and a top politician appear on a list seized by police investigating child abuse at the London hotel in the 1980s.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…tel-1980s.html

2013 – 6th Feb – John Stingemore, 70, St leonards on Sea East Sussex, and Tony McSweeney, 66 a Roman CatholicPriest
from Norfolk arrested by MET police under OP Fernbridge and questioned at Belgravia station in relation to Elm Guest
House abuse allegations.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…e-arrests.html
http://davidhencke.wordpress.com/201…edophile-ring/

2013, March 20th – Jim Davidson arrested for second time (first in January) under Operation Yewtree ‘others’ strand
about new allegations of sexual offences claims by several women dating back 20 years, and one 35 years. All were
adults and he denies the allegations.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21869330

2013 – March 25th – Wilfred De’ath, former BBC producer, released without charge after being arrested as part of the
investigation under Operation Yewtree. Blames a ”different culture” back then for reason for not ”grassing him up” and
failing to report Savile for spending the night with a girl as young as 10.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-abuse-1785809
2013 March 28th – Rolf Harris arrested under Yewtree, 2 days before 83rd birthday. Falls under strand termed ‘others’.
Rolf vehemently denies claims. Bailed until May.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage…se-arrest.html

2013, April (reported 6th and 7th) – Scotland Yard Commander Peter Spindler dramatically quits in the middle of the high-profile
investigation into Jimmy Savile and other celebrities. Decision surprises insiders who expected Spindler to see Operation Yewtree
through to finish. He instead begins two-year secondment to the police watchdog Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.
Det Chief Supt Hamish Campbell who led the Jill Dando murder inquiry, is temporarily put in charge of Yewtree.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-quits-1816009
(Comes 6 weeks after alleged imminent arrest of prominent former Tory cabinet minister suspected of being part of a VIP ­paedophile
ring that was regularly handed boys by child rapist and killer Sidney Cooke for vile sex orgies.)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ld-sex-1714162

2013, 25th April – Freddie Starr arrested for second time under Operation Yewtree over further allegations of sexual
offences. Bailed until June.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-again-1852022

2013, 26th April – Max Clifford charged with 11 indecent assaults against girls and young women between
1965 and 1985.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/ma…ads-not-guilty

2013, May 14th – Jim Davidson interviewed under caution (not re – arrested) by Operation Yewtree officers over
claim he sexually assaulted a woman in the Falkland Islands in the 1980’s.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ewtree-1889832

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2013, 23rd May – Rolf Harris bailed again until August (previously until May).
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…n-over-1907659

2013, May 24th – recent reports of James Chalkley and his twin brother George being found dead in their flat in Fuengirola, Spain with
plastic bags on their heads and their mouths taped over. Ruling of ‘suicide’ despite the strange circumstances. James Chalkley
was an Eastenders actor connected to the Harry Jeffries, Peter Howells, John Peters and Warwick Spinks international paedophile ring talked about in this documentary, and much of which is covered in the Nick Davies article. He moved to Amsterdam when he ‘retired’ in 1997 from his Stepney flat and was residing in Spain 13 years before his death.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZbbxHFKHQ
http://www.markpiggott.com/portfolio…le%20harry.pdf
http://travel.aol.co.uk/2013/05/24/b…n-heads-spain/
http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-ne…in-fuengirola/

2013, June 3rd- Chris Denning arrested under Operation Yewtree.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22795892

present day

Savile was an opportunistic ‘lone wolf’ apparently who escaped Royal Protection vetiing, despite everyone else knowing
what and who he was. Everyone seemingly ‘lone wolves’.

Nobody seems to know where the Dickens the Dickens dossier went, or why leon Brittan didnt act then and cant remember now.

Police reveal scale of Elm Guest House investigation into alleged paedophile ring
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…g-8651295.html

Chronological List of Elm Guest House and Richmond Press Cuttings compiled by Murun from http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/ and Needleblog.
http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/r…ress-cuttings/

Richmond Council fail to respond positively with FOI requests.

Former Tory Cabinet Minister about to be arrested…..in February (16th). (Oh wait, but that was when Spindler was
still in the job – he ‘resigned’ and got moved on).
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ld-sex-1714162

Sydney Cooke allegedly handed boys to a former minister suspected of being part of a VIP ­ paedophile ring for
vile sex orgies.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ld-sex-1714162

Sydney Cooke in Wakefield prison.

Warwick Spinks dangerous sadistic paedophile allegedly out of prison after paltry sentence. Back in Prague apparently.
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeeh…ll-on-the-run/

To come:-

2013, Summer – Lord Hunt, the current chair of the PCC, says new press regulator should be set up by this time.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20564043

2014, January – Bill Roache will face trial over alleged sex attacks on five girls as young as 11. Charged with two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967 and also faces fresh charges of five indecent assaults against four girls aged 11-16 in 1965 and 1968.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…-young-11.html

2014, March 4th – Max Clifford to go on trial for alleged sex offences.

link

 

@wakeupcall09

Ron and Reggie Kray with Terry Spinks and Sonny Liston

Mr Spinks, a nephew of the Olympic boxer Terry Spinks

The Krays: The original black and white photograph of Ron Kray and Lord Boothby also photographed are Charlie Clark, Goodfellow (Boothby’s butler), Terry Spinks and Mr and Mrs Billie Exley. This photograph was held by Ron as blackmail over Boothby; later given to JP by Ron’s mother, Violet. Accompanying this is letter from Ron in Durham Prison stating that he has asked his mother to give John the photograph, NOW WITH a banning order from the Governor of Tangier excluding Ron from Morocco in 1966 as an ‘undesirable’
This photograph is of a dinner at The Old Society restaurant in Jermyn Street, (now the night club ‘Tramp’), in early 1964. Ron organised it as a thank-you to Boothby fr taking him to dinner at The House of Lords a few weeks earlier.
For Reggie, the good times looked set to continue. On 20 April, he married the woman he had courted for three years. 21 year-old Frances Shea. The wedding was celebrated in typical Kray style, with Rolls-Royces. David Bailey as the official photographer, celebrities such as boxer Terry Spinks in attendance and congratulatory telegrams from Judy Garland, Barbara Windsor and many others.
Terry Spinks was at Ronnie Kray’s funeral

PIE secretary Keith Harding

One of his former employees said the clockmaker had described his role for the group as “membership secretary”.

In December 1980, the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It filmed Harding at his workshop in Islington, north London, where he fixed a music box belonging to a 13-year-old girl whose letter was shown on screen requesting the repair.

She then appeared with her younger brother in the studio alongside Harding and Savile.

The girl’s brother Dean, now in his 40s, has told BBC News the feature was “set up” by the production team who instigated the item by approaching the family.

He said: “She was asked to write that letter. The way it came about was that my uncle was asked by his then girlfriend, who was a researcher at the BBC, if anybody in the family had a musical box.

“Obviously the letter must have been done after the facts.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30051756

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Freemason and PIE member:

William Keith Harding had been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 when he was a teacher. 

https://islingtonsurvivors.co.uk/keith-harding/

KEITH HARDING AND THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC WORLD

^ Keith Harding’s  shop

93 Hornsey Road, London N7, just across the road from the Sobell Sports Centre

Shop is near Holloway Road Underground station on the Piccadilly Line

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V10%20B1.pdf


Keith’s wife Eva “is also in on the act,…”



 

1987 Hardings move to Gloucester

1992-1993 Eva Harding is a director at Gloucestershire Chamber Of Commerce And Industry

Keith Harding in the 1990s speaking about his PIE membership:

 

2002 – Hardings divorce

GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council was aware of historic sex offences against children by Keith Harding but had “no power” to stop him running a museum in Northleach.

Vicki Butler, deputy director for safeguarding and care at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “Mr Harding’s past offences happened outside the county more than 50 years ago and we have no power to regulate or prevent a private business being set up.

“When he became known to us in the 90s, together with the police and other partners, we carried out an investigation and took appropriate action at the time.”

According to the BBC, Mr Harding was part of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) and knew Jimmy Saville.

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/cotswolds/11609883.Gloucestershire_County_Council_had__no_power__to_stop__paedophile__Keith_Harding_opening_museum_in_Northleach/

 

2011 made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Charles Irving

Charles Irving MP of Cheltenham is listed on the Elm Guest House list.  Charles Irving  was MP when PIE man / Keith Harding was running his shop in Cheltenham .  Harding moved to Cheltenham in 1987.

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties.

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP (both on Elm Guest House list) and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties. 

John Pinniger, Lambeth Councillor at the same time as John Bercow and a fellow member of The Monday Club

Pinniger was a director, along with Derek Laud of

LUDGATE LAUD LIMITED

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/904390291/MR-JOHN-REMFREY-PINNIGER/companies

@ciabaudo

From ‘Incredible and Untrue’:

 

@financialeyes

Bercow joined Monday Club around then — Chope was in it. Bercow nominated him for a peerage. Chope then cast the deciding vote to drop an inquiry into Bercow bullying. Pickles tight with Chope too. Chope knowingly sent girls to Kendall House where they were drugged, some raped.

https://cigpapers.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/15092011573110.jpg

 

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

Charles Graham Irving MP in 1984 at 23 Westminster Gardens Marsham Street on EGH LIST

Charles Irving MP for Cheltenham 1974-1992 

According to Michael McManus’s book on the history of Conservative attitudes to homosexuality, Irving was gay[2] and he is reported to have offered a steady stream of advice to the Conservative Campaign for Homosexual Equality.[2]

Sir Charles Irving, former Tory MP for Cheltenham, an adviser to CGHE who famously prevented Mrs. Thatcher from de-unionising GCHQ. which was in his constituency,

HRH Crafty Muvvski @craftymuvva

Gloucestershire

 

Charles Irving

Sidney Cooke

Fred West

Keith Harding

 

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Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

a young man he was plied with booze by MP Charles Irving before the Tory later forced him to have sex in exchange for £30.

‘I was abused by top Tories then blackmailed to keep quiet’

The victim says sinister pimps warned his family would have an “accident” if he refused sex with their powerful clients

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/former-rent-boy-i-abused-3885690#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Worshipful Master Keith Harding


The lodge boasts of its Government Communications Headquarters heritage on its website.

“The Mercurius Lodge is known as the Spies Lodge because it was set up by GCHQ and over the years many intelligence officers have become members.

“These are people trained to find out sensitive information and yet none of them had any idea of Keith’s background and past convictions.

“They even voted him the highest honour by making him Worshipful Master.

“Keith felt the Freemasons were somewhere he finally belonged, he called them his “brotherhood”.

“When he died last year, they arranged his funeral and made sure the ceremony started at midday because the time apparently has significance within Masonic ritual.”

Harding ran the Mechanical Music Museum 10 miles away in Northleach after moving from London in 1987.

In 2013, he organised a trip to the museum for Freemasons and their families.

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

Keith Harding’s David Secrett was a part-time spy.

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Ex-spy and ex-instrument and automata repairman David Secrett, now automata creator.

https://youtu.be/P2SJ398CIrc

 

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Crispin Mount‏ @CrispinMount

https://youtu.be/mq7ZpJxtNZo

2013

 

Harding and friends

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo:

Remember the Jim’ll Fixit episode featuring Keith Harding? Guess who did the sinister film work outside the shop and shop window!

It was David Secrett, a trusted employee at Keith Harding’s shop. Have a guess where Secrett lived and worked in the 90s!

It was Thornham Magna.

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https://thornham-magna.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/david-secrett-clocks—automata-14317333.html

Lord Henniker offered Righton and Alston refuge there when they fled Evesham in 1992. He employed Napier…

in senior positions teaching abroad with British Council and rans Islington’s Suffolk children’s scheme.

From what I have been hearing, it is virtually proven that Harding liked to take boys to Amsterdam.

3 separate witnesses claim Leon Brittan was a regular visitor to Harding’s shop. Brittan was said to take the back entrance .

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 Secrett to Thornham Magna Thornham Magna/ Henniker to Napier, Righton and Alston Napier to Whittingdale
 
Is it just a coincidence that the Freedom Association, GCHQ and Brittan mate Keith Harding of PIE were all based in Cheltenham?
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So Harding, close buddy of paedophile Brittan to whom Whittingdale was SPAD, acted as PIE membership secretary. Mmmh

http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2…rt-4/#comments

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The Paedophile Information Exchange PIE was allegedly given £70,000 by the Home Office between 1977 and 1980 – the equivalent today of about £400,000.

A former Home Office worker revealed that Jim Callaghan’s Labour government and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative administration, which took over in 1979, may have provided funding for PIE.

The whistleblower said senior civil servant Clifford Hindley, who was head of the Home Office’s voluntary services unit, signed off a three year grant for £35,000 in 1980.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2571632/Home-Office-gave-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-70-000-Group-allegedly-given-taxpayers-money-1977-1980.html

 




Cheltenham MP Sir Charles Irving

Sir Charles Irving was ‘blamed’ by GP Clive Froggatt, a top Tory health advisor and think tank guru for NHS reforms, as receiving supplies of diamorphine (pharmaceutical heroin), when in fact it was the GP himself who was obtaining the drug by deception for his own use.

Froggatt had claimed that he was secretly obtaining diamorphine through forged prescriptions from chemists to conceal the fact that he was treating the late MP for Cheltenham, Sir Charles Irving.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/me…s-1593682.html

At his headline-hitting trial in 1994, he told how he had turned to drug abuse when his NHS reforms were savaged by critics.

He began writing out prescriptions for heroin – medical name diamorphine – using false names of patients who had recently died.

Froggatt was caught when a routine check of chemists’ records revealed he had obtained more than 43 grammes of the drug in just two years. When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS and has subsquently passed away from cancer.

Sir Charles denied this. Froggatt received a suspended sentence and the case was referred to the General Medical Council.

www.thefreelibrary.com › … › December 15, 1996

Interestingly enough, one of these articles notes that Froggatt was an advisor on the Cruise/Kidman film, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’.

Dr Clive Froggatt argues that the Government must prescribe heroin if it is to stand any chance of beating the drugs problem that costs this country billions of pounds every year.

Dr Clive Froggatt was a consultant to a succession of Conservative Health Secretaries and Margaret Thatcher’s advisor on NHS reform. Dr Froggatt, who was a secret heroin addict, was forced to resign from his advisory role when he was discovered faking prescriptions to feed his habit. He argues, from a very personal perspective, that the Government must prescribe heroin if it is to stand any chance of beating the drugs problem that costs this country billions of pounds every year.

3 August 2007 – still a doctor then
http://www.channel4.com/news/article…hs/649957.html

Clive Froggatt

When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS

Clive Froggatt Clive Froggatt, a leading physician in England, and a favorite of prime minister Margaret Thatcher and a very senior government health adviser to both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, was addicted to heroin, allegedly taking up to eight fixes a day.

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this is the doctor who has been a guru to a succession of former Health Secretaries including Ken Clarke,now Chancellor;

Virginia Bottomley, now Heritage chief;

and William Waldegrave  – special advisor Patrick Rock.

William Waldegrave, the health secretary, giving details of the two enquiries launched in the aftermath of the case, described Beck as evil. He said that the Commons had shown its support for Mr Janner.

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, condemned the ”cowardly attacks” on Mr Janner. Michael Latham, Tory MP for Rutland and Melton, said that Mr Janner had been the target of ”vile allegations and lies”.

link

As Beck was sentenced, William Waldegrave, the former health secretary announced two inquiries. One would investigate the selection of staff in Britain’s children’s homes. The other, chaired by Andrew Kirkwood QC which is reporting today, would find out why staff at one of Britain’s biggest social services departments failed to act on warnings which would have lead them to the discovery of a catalogue of abuse. Allegations of physical and sexual abuse were first made in 1980 – seven years after Beck started working as an officer in charge of a children’s home. They continued over the next six years, from children and social workers, and on four different occasions were passed on to police. After one investigation, police charged Beck with assault. However, he was subsequently acquitted after a crown court trial in 1982. Despite these allegations, Beck continued working at The Beeches, Leicester Forest East, where he had been officer in charge since 1978. He had spent the previous five years working at The Poplars – a home in Market Harborough – before moving to Ratcliffe Road children’s home. He eventually resigned in 1986 after he was suspended following an allegation of sexual harassment by a fellow member of staff. However he was given references which enabled him to take jobs with Brent and Hertfordshire social services. He also worked with charities.

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Froggatt also worked on a Tory health service think-tank with MP David Willetts, who was forced to resign for trying to nobble a Commons committee probing sleaze.

Froggatt, an advisor”on heroin movie Eyes Wide Shut starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, publicly claims he is now “clean”.

Sir Charles Irving

When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS

(Cheltenham – GCHQ & GCHQ Freemason Lodge and PIE member Keith Harding area)

Froggatt was brought into the Conservative fold in 1983 by Sir Norman Fowler and quickly became an adviser to the powerful Downing Street policy unit.

Froggatt developed a close friendship with Virginia Bottomley and frequently dined at her house.

Froggatt even told friends that he advised her on everything from how she enters a room to how she does her hair.

Ken Clarke once asked him to stand in for him at an Oxford Union health deb

When he had an idea, he rang Tory ministers and they listened.

COCAINE SHAME OF TOP TORY DOCTOR; EXCLUSIVE: NHS reform adviser exposed as junkie living a lie; Hypocrite Froggatt makes a living lecturing doctors about drugs.

Sunday Mirror (London, England) Dec 15 1996

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/COCAINE+SHAME+OF+TOP+TORY+DOCTOR%3B+EXCLUSIVE%3A+NHS+reform+adviser…-a061160679


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In December 1980, the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It filmed Harding at his workshop in Islington, north London, where he fixed a music box belonging to a 13-year-old girl whose letter was shown on screen requesting the repair.

 

May 6 1981

Keith Harding and Eva announce their engagement at the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers banquet

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V10%20B3.pdf

Child protection campaigners have called for the official inquiry into historical abuse to examine the extent of Harding’s business and political links.

He was convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in the late 1950s and was a “schedule 1” offender – meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.

But he was later given the Freedom of the City of London and became a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, meeting business and political figures at the height of his career.

The Corporation of London said Harding’s vetting for the Freedom of the City was carried out by his livery company.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30051756

Keith Harding

 

Haileybury and Imperial Services College Royal Air Force College Cranwell University College London Fellow of the British Horological Institute Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-harding-90790862/

Eva Harding wife of PIE secretary Keith Harding was Director at:


Gloucestershire Chamber Of Commerce And Industry

Appointed 16 Feb 1992 – Resigned 09 June 1993
Eva Harding born 1948  Eva Harding, Secretary from Cheltenham Former Director at:

Gloucestershire Chamber Of Commerce And Industry
Correspondence address: Oak House High Street, Northleach, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/KG0A2Gk7RQ4AM3e8VITbYPMSDck/appointments

World of Mechanical Music Museum in Oak House, High Street, Northleach, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3ET

http://www.directorstats.co.uk/director/eva-harding/

William Keith Harding born  Dec 1931 (17 years older than his wife)

Born in Nottinghamshire, Keith was educated at Oakley Hall in Cirencester before moving on to Haileybury College in Hertfordshire. He had originally hoped to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor, but instead took an engineering degree and became a pilot officer at RAF Cranwell.

It was in London he met his now former wife and her three children. After marrying, they went on to have two children of their own together.

In 1987, Keith and his wife and children moved to Northleach and Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music was born. Cliff Burnettmoved with them and was his business partner for 50 years. After Cliff’s death three years ago, John said Keith was “never the same again”.

Following his move to Northleach, Keith threw himself into everything he could in the community. He was an active member (and archivist) of Cotswold Canal Trust, a member of Cirencester Church Choir and Cirencester Male Voice Choir.

Keith and his wife divorced 15 years after moving to the Cotswolds and soon after, a chance meeting led him to meet John.

Trying his hand at many other professions, Keith also spent time as a Dominican monk, a librarian and a typist.

He moved to London in his mid-twenties and, through a friend at the British Museum, was introduced to time pieces and clocks.

He began his journey by trading antiques on Portobello Road.

The pair became civil partners in 2007 and had a ceremony at the Swindon and Cricklade railway.

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/11291767.Warm_and_generous_owner_of_Northleach_music_museum_dies_age_82/

Prince Charles & the Cotswold Canals Trust CCT

2002 visit at a time when PIE member Keith Harding was part of the trust.  In this issue about Prince Charles visit, there is an article by Keith Harding

 

@ciabaudo:

RICHARD NEEDHAM (1) Sir Richard Needham was PPS to NI SecState James Prior between 1983 and 1984. He served under Thatcher and Major as a Under-Secretary of State for NI between 1985 and 1992. He was the longest serving British government Northern Ireland minister.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (2) Although a coveted speaker, Needham, a Privy Council member and Hon. Doctor of Laws at Ulster University, was a man of few words when it came to answering questions about the Kincora boys’ home in Belfast.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (3) Keith Harding was a close friend of high-profile Thatcher-era paedophiles such as Jimmy Savile, Leon Brittan, Cyril Smith and Jeremy Thorpe. They are all said to have paid frequent visits to Harding’s shop near Cheltenham.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (4) PIE member Keith Harding was a director and archivist of the Cotswold Canals Trust for many years. He became a member in 1990 and stood on its council from 1994 until 2011, even to be honoured with his own memorial bench.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (7) Needham and the Silly Cow who stole kids’ milk: Paramilitaries listening in to Needham chatting with his German-born wife Sigrid Thiessen-Gairdner recorded him referring to MT as a ‘silly cow’. I wonder whether words like Kincora and PIE were ever recorded?

RICHARD NEEDHAM (8) Charles Irving MP for Cheltenham is listed as a patron of Elm Guest House child brothel He was MP when PIE man Harding was running his shop in Cheltenham. Irving’s charity donated to Harding’s and Needham’s Cotswolds Canals Trust.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (9) Prince Charles visited the Cotswold Canals Trust in 2002 while Keith Harding was active there. In fact, an article by Harding featured in the Trust’s magazine covering the event.

 

 

Harding, was said to have been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in the late 1950s and was a “schedule 1” offender – meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.

 

Charles Irving Charitable Trust – funding Cotswold Canals Trust

 

https://cotswoldcanals.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CCT-Charity-Accounts-2018-final.pdf

2011 made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Charles Irving

Charles Irving MP of Cheltenham is listed on the Elm Guest House list.  Charles Irving  was MP when PIE man / Keith Harding was running his shop in Cheltenham .  Harding moved to Cheltenham in 1987.

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties.

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP (both on Elm Guest House list) and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties. 

John Pinniger, Lambeth Councillor at the same time as John Bercow and a fellow member of The Monday Club

Pinniger was a director, along with Derek Laud of

LUDGATE LAUD LIMITED

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/904390291/MR-JOHN-REMFREY-PINNIGER/companies

 

https://cigpapers.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/15092011573110.jpg

 

Eva Harding, now known as Eva Harding-Bell

2012 – Eva commenting on the Mechanical Museum Facebook page:

Eva Harding-Bell Remember all my buying trips for our magical musical shop! A place where dreams come true ! The power of sound is truly alive!!!! Omm..

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mechanical-Music-Museum-Cafe-Bar-164806316916417/posts/?ref=page_internal

Eva Harding-Bell co-founded music museum in Cotswold

Eva Harding-Bell is a trustee of the BOSTON METHODIST CIRCUIT

https://olib.uk/charity/html/1135515/boston-methodist-circuit/

Charity registration number: 1135515

https://olib.uk/charity/html/1135515/boston-methodist-circuit/

I am musically trained and co-founded a musical museum in the Cotswold’ s many years ago…. My singing comes straight from my heart, I am a sound angel….. Eva

https://www.facebook.com/eangelsong?fref=ufi&rc=p

Keith Harding’s business partner, Cliff Burnett, suffered a nervous breakdown 1974

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V6%20B5.pdf

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Keith Harding had a musical box repair shop and workshop at 93 Hornsey Road from the early 70s.  He was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange.  He died in 2014. He moved to Gloucester in 1987, setting up Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music, a museum in Northleach, near Cheltenham. He had been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 when he was a teacher. He appeared alongside Jimmy Savile in a Christmas edition of the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It.

Articles about Harding by James Fielding of the Express in 2015 can be found HERE and HERE

Daily Mail 2014 article HERE

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20181213000056/https://islingtonsurvivors.co.uk/keith-harding/

 

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Summer 1981 issue

In 1980 Blue Peter viewers were shocked to discover that host Peter Duncan had a secret past as the star of a porn film. As a 21-year-old he had appeared in a movie called The Lifetaker, in which he was seduced by a beautiful older woman.
2012The AMICA BulletinAUTOMATIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTORS’ ASSOCIATION.

Musical Box Society of Great Britain

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V11%20B1.pdf

https://stacks.stanford.edu/file/druid:dc220yd9986/Jan-Feb-12.pdf

Keith Harding archivist and committee member MBGSB

Keith Harding 1974

and treasurer – retired 1975

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V7%20B4.pdf

1977 Keith Harding featured on BBC Radio 4’s World at One

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V8%20B3.pdf

 

MBSGB with Peter Dacre

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V11%20B7.pdf

 

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…

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

IslingtonSurvivorsNetwork‏ @theIslingtonSN 

The Paedophile Information Exchange’s last Chairman Steven Adrian Smith pictured in @islingtongztte in May 1973 meeting @Islingtonmayor Mrs Patsy Bradbury – 18 months before PIE forms #Islington #PIEHQ

 

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DARK KNIGHTS Evil Smith and Savile pals for four decades The Sun 29-11-12

Sir CYRIL SMITH and SIR JIMMY SAVILE were friends for 4 decades – both friends with MI6 Freemason worhsipful master Keith Harding

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1982 Queen Mum and Queen meet editor of the Music Box – Robert Clarson-Leach


The Queen’s interest in Mechanical Music goes back many years. Here the young Queen with MBSGB member the late Mr S F Sunley, at the British Industires Fair at Olympia, London 1955 and pictured with Lady Antonia Fraser. (her father is Lord Longford)

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V11%20B1.pdf

 

1982 Prince Philip with MBSGB editor

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V11%20B1.pdfon-Leach

Harding and Fortnum and Mason

 

Mrs Margaret Weston and Keith Harding

Garfield Weston, former MP for Macclesfield paid tribute to Treasurer Keith Harding

1973

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V6%20B3.pdf

Keith Harding, former membership secretary of the Paedophile Information Exchange (Pie) was made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 2011.

The child molester, who died last summer, presided over ceremonies and rituals from an ornate throne.

Harding was convicted of an indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 and classified a Schedule-1 offender, which meant the offence remained on his criminal record all his life.

His name was also on a list of about 400 Pie members seized by police in 1984, the year the organisation disbanded.

Cirencester Male Voice Choir

CIRENCESTER Male Voice Choir could be excused for getting pre-performance nerves as they prepare to perform to a 5,000-strong audience at the Royal Albert Hall.

The choir, which was formed just three years ago, will perform with 14 other choirs from England, Scotland and Wales at the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs on Saturday, October 13.

Founder Phil Kerton said it would be a proud moment for Cirencester.

When the group was first formed in 2009 it had just 12 members, but since then it has gone from strength to strength and now has 40 singers, aged between 16 and 85, who take part in concerts and competitions all over the country.

Choir member Keith Harding said he would not be nervous about performing next week. “I took part in the first Night of1,000 Voices concert at the Royal Albert Hall about 25 years ago. It was great fun setting a new record,” he said

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/9968537.Choir_s_big_night/

The Night of 1000 Voices is a large-scale charity concert that has been running annually since 1999. UK choirs and stage schools join musical theatre professionals on stage at an epic venue

http://www.thereviewshub.com/preview-the-night-of-1000-voices-royal-albert-hall/

In May 1999, Gloria Hunniford hosted the first ever performance of THE NIGHT OF 1000 VOICES at the Royal Albert Hall.

https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/theatre-news/news/night-of-1000-voices-at-the-royal-albert-hall-1-may-2005

More Harding articles here

“Keith is helped by his wife Eva who does the books.”


Gloucester paedophiles, connections

Colette L Annesley‏ @ColetteAnnesley

Gloucester nonces? Count in prolific perpetrator Diocesan Bishop of Gloucester in the Church of England:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34466842

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Labour Councillor Alex Lawrie was a former GCHQ employee

Peter Righton – New Barns school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in Gloucestershire.

Solicitor Andrew Dutton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, was on the EGH list ?

Solicitor who netted pounds 200,000 of clients’ money struck off.

A dishonest solicitor who creamed off pounds 200,000 of clients’ money to prevent his home being repossessed was struck off by the Solicitor’s Disciplinary Tribunal yesterday.

Andrew Dutton, aged 55, from Worcester, also put a major murder trial in jeopardy after he was granted legal aid for representing a client despite it being illegal for him to do so.

The Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in central London was told yesterday that Dutton had been a partner at John Martlew and Company in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

The Law Society carried out an investigation of the firm’s accounts in May 1998 and discovered a number of irregularities.

David Shaw, an investigating and compliance officer for the society, told the hearing Dutton misused funds while investing money on behalf of an American company, CHA, and a Russian firm, DMC, which were looking to buy a Russian mine.

He failed to tell either that this created a conflict of interest and simply continued to invest for them both.

‘Mr Dutton was then granted power of attorney over the Russian company and they released seven bills of exchange, valued at $1 million each. These were put into the account of a close friend of Mr Dutton’s in New Jersey, known as Mr C,’ said Mr Shaw.

The hearing was told that pounds 80,000 of this sum was placed in Dutton’s own bank account, a further pounds 30,000 went into another account and Dutton took pounds 10,000 in cash.

Mr Shaw said considerable sums of money were transferred through Mr C’s Abbey National account in Cheltenham and eventually they ended up in Dutton’s account.

Mr Shaw said Mr C had pounds 100,000 in his account at one point which was used to pay off Dutton’s mortgage after his home was threatened with repossession. Cash was also used to pay off a substantial overdraft.

Dutton’s partners at John Martlew and Company in Cheltenham were completely unaware of his actions and had no part in any of the transactions.

The tribunal also heard how Dutton was banned from practising as a fully-fledged solicitor in February, 1999, but despite it being illegal for him to practice on his own, he set up Dutton and Company and made illegal claims for legal aid payments in his work as a duty solicitor.

After applying for permission from the Law Society, he was employed as a consultant under supervision at the local law firm R A Eggleton and Company.

During this time, Dutton applied for legal aid for a client on a murder charge despite being barred from doing so.

Solicitor Roger Eggleton said: ‘He was representing the client and came into my office one day and said ‘I’ve hit the jackpot’.’

Striking him off, tribunal chairman Barrie Marsh said: ‘Mr Dutton is a very dishonest man who has misled clients and practised illegally.’

He was also ordered to pay the ‘substantial’ costs of the case although no amount was given.

The most infamous paedophile from Gloucester is Fred West

Fred West

Serial killer Rose West’s nephew abducted and raped 12-year-old girl

6th November 2017

Sick Steven Letts, 38, plied the young girl with cocaine, cannabis and vodka.He abducted and had sex with the child after they met in the street and she asked him for a cigarette.The girl was with her support worker but went off with Letts after he offered her a joint in Gloucester city centre on March 6 this year.It’s the same city his aunt Rose and husband Fred tortured and murdered at least 12 people – with nine of the bodies discovered buried more than 20 years later.The support worker said she warned Letts the girl, who lives in care, was underage.

Rose West was born Rosemary Letts in Northam in Devon to William Letts and Daisy Fuller.

She is now an inmate at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, after being convicted of ten murders in 1995.

Are Fred West’s first victims buried in a Glasgow allotment? Hollywood producer urges police to reopen case amid claims the killer’s murder spree began in Scotland in the early 1960s

  • Paul Pender, a Hollywood producer, wants to reopen the Fred West murder file
  • He is urging police to search a Glasgow allotment for bodies from the 1960s 
  • Police Scotland said they will look at all evidence regardless of the time passed

Fred West may have murdered many more innocent people and buried them in an allotment in Glasgow, it has been claimed.

The serial killer and his deranged wife Rose murdered, raped and dismembered young women, including two of their own daughters.

But Fred, who killed himself before being brought to trial on twelve murder charges, is now believed to have killed many more.

Hollywood producer Paul Pender was tipped off about more victims at a family funeral by a man who worked with West’s first wife Rena who Fred later killed.

The former abattoir employee told Mr Pender to investigate further.

 

Serial killer Fred West killed himself before he could be brought to justice. It is now believed he may have had many more victims in Glasgow 

 Fred West is known to have killed at least 12 women and ran over a young boy in Glasgow before moving to Gloucester

 Serial killer couple Rose West (left) and Fred West (right) killed girls in their home. a Hollywood producer named Paul Pender believes more victims are buried in Glasgow 

 Serial killer couple Rose West (left) and Fred West (right) killed girls in their home. A Hollywood producer named Paul Pender believes more victims are buried in Glasgow

As a result the screenwriter believes there are more bodies buried in an allotment which West used in the early 1960s.

He said there is an ‘inarguable’ case to crack open the West file once more because we ‘owe it to the victims’.

 Paul Pender is calling on police to re-open the Fred West file and investigate an old allotment site in Glasgow

Mr Pender believes high tech scanning equipment could be used on the ground.

Fred and Rose were finally arrested in 1994 and nine bodies were found at the house of horrors in Gloucester.

The rapes and horrifying killings took place between 1967 and 1987. Rose West was jailed for life for ten murders while Fred killed himself before court where he was charged 12 counts of murder.

Pender is also calling for officers to look into the death of Henry Feeney, a three-year-old in Glasgow’s Castlemilk district.

West ran him over in an ice-cream truck and at the time it was said to be an accident.

Murderer Fred West with his wife Rose and daughter Ann Marie pictured at Ann Marie's wedding, in 1986. Anne Marie survived her murderous parents but attempted suicide later

Murderer Fred West with his wife Rose and daughter Ann Marie pictured at Ann Marie’s wedding, in 1986. Anne Marie survived her murderous parents but attempted suicide later

But it is now believed West lured him to a quiet spot and ran him over on purpose by telling him to retrieve a ball from bushes, before reversing into him and killing him.

Fred West and Rena Costello, later Rena West, moved to Gloucester but after difficulties in the marriage Rena fled back to Scotland.

When she returned to Gloucester to find her daughter – who was not Fred’s child – she was killed by West who had already killed the girl named Charmaine.

Police Scotland said: ‘We will investigate all reports regardless of what time has passed and would encourage anyone who has information to come forward.’

THE TRAGIC VICTIMS OF THE HOUSE OF HORRORS MURDERERS

Although Fred West was convicted of killing 12 women and Rose 10, the pair are thought to have killed up to 20 more.

One victim who was almost certainly killed by West was his former girlfriend Anne McFall who like the others, was found in a shallow grave with body parts missing. West denied it.

The waped pair used whips to torture their victims as well as their own children. 

Fred West committed suicide by hanging himself in a prison cell in January 1995 — before he could stand trial for the murders.

Rose West is still a prisoner at HMP Low Newton in Durham, having been handed a rare ‘whole life tariff’ for her part in the killings. 

Confirmed victims include:

Charmaine West, eight: Fred West’s stepdaughter from his first marriage, Charmaine was murdered by Rose in 1971 while Fred was in prison.

Rena Costello, 27: Charmaine’s mother Rena, Fred’s first wife, was murdered when she arrived to pick up her daughter Charmaine in August 1971. With Charmaine already dead, it is thought Fred killed her to avoid an investigation.

Lynda Gough, 20: Miss Gough was a lodger in the West’s home and was killed in April 1973. Rose told her mother she had moved to Weston-super-Mare.

Carol Ann Cooper, 15: The teenager disappeared while walking home from the cinema to her Worcester children’s home in November 1973. Her remains were found buried in the Wests’ garden.

Lucy Partington, 21: After spending Christmas with her family in Cheltenham, Miss Partington disappeared after leaving to catch a bus. The student was the cousin of novelist Martin Amis and the sister of author Marian Partington.

Lucy went missing in 1973 after visiting friends in Cheltenham. She was killed by the Wests 

Lucy went missing in 1973 after visiting friends in Cheltenham. She was killed by the Wests

Therese Siegenthaler, 22: The South London student was killed in April 1974 after disappearing while attempting to hitch-hike to Ireland.

Shirley Hubbard, 15: One of the Wests’ youngest victims, she disappeared on her way home from college in Droitwich. When her body was discovered, her head was completely covered in tape with a rubber tube placed in her mouth to allow her to breathe.

Juanita Mott, 18: Miss Mott, a former lodger at 25 Cromwell Street, was living in Newent when she vanished.

Shirley Robinson, 19: Another lodger, Miss Robinson was killed in 1978 after becoming pregnant with West’s child.

Alison Chambers, 17: The teenager disappeared in August 1979 and her remains were later found beneath the patio at 25, Cromwell Street.

Heather West, 17: Repeatedly raped by her father, Heather complained to friends about the abuse and was murdered by her parents in a bid to keep her quiet.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6052145/Are-Fred-Wests-victims-buried-Glasgow-allotment-Producer-urges-police-reopen-case.html

Fred West’s abortion racket

Home Office pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury carried out a post-mortem on the torso and other remains and decided they belonged to a missing man, Captain William Butt of Cheltenham.

Sawn-Up Body Riddle POLICE HUNT FOR WOMAN (1938)



Mary Moss List

Truthseeker ‏ @thewakeupcall09
Anthony Martin Milsom, 62, had newspaper cuttings relating to high-profile child murder inquiries
Anthony Milsom, a paedophile from Hull, who is alleged to have stayed at the property, later moved to Newtown, Powys, where he was convicted of a string of sex offences dating back to the 1990s, including 21 counts of making indecent photographs of children and five counts of indecent assault on a girl when she was aged between 4 and eight. He was jailed indefinitely at Mold Crown Court in March 2011, but six months later appeal court judges reduced his sentence to three-and-a-half years.
”TONY MILSOM. LEONARD STREET HULL..OF NEWTOWN …’
Anthony Martin Milsom of Newtown
Anthony Martin Milsom was born in 1949 in Hull, Yorkshire. He had one child. He died in 11/16/2014  at the age of 65.
Torture-obsessed paedophile Anthony Milsom was on the EGH list
Anthony Martin Milsom of Newtown, Powys, north Wales
 Milsom, unemployed and originally from Hull in East Yorkshire
Milsom admitted a series of offences dating back to the early 1990s including 16 counts of possessing indecent images of children, 21 charges of making indecent images, five charges of indecent assault on a little girl when she was aged between four and eight.

Newtown sex offender Anthony Milsom has sentence cut

29 July 2011

Anthony Martin Milsom, 62, from Newtown, Powys, was jailed in March after admitting indecent assault, and possessing and making indecent images.

The original sentencing judge said his case would “chill the blood of the parent of any young child.”

But Appeal Court judges said his crimes did not justify an open-ended sentence.

When he was first sentenced, Mold crown court was told that Milsom’s large collection of indecent images revealed his fascination with the murder, abduction and rape of young female children.

Police found in his home more than 5,100 indecent drawings, more than 200 photographs, 127,700 still images, together with 500 films and 188 home-made videos.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-14349227


Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09 5 Aug 2017

Cecil George Barbaro, Walton On Thames, Surrey, was on the EGH list http://www.checkcompany.co.uk/director/3110073/CECIL-GEORGE-BARBARO …

Victor James Luck lived at the same address as Cecil George Barbaro

Cecil Barbaro – Walton on Thames (very near Weybridge – Kitty and co)

Community worker wins MBE honour

A COMMUNITY worker who has set up numerous charities and projects for Elmbridge has been recognised in the New Years’ honours list.

2 JUL 2013

Cecil Barbaro, from Walton was awarded the MBE for services to the community.

Throughout his work as a volunteer, Cecil has worked closely with Surrey Police.

The force’s chief superintendent Carl Crathern, borough Inspector David Hollingsworth, as well as Elmbridge youth affairs officer Brian Kingston nominated him for the honour.

He told the News & Mail: “It was a complete surprise and I have a great appreciation for what Surrey Police has done for me.

When I first got the letter I just looked at it for ten minutes and wondered if they had got the right person.

“I hope I can receive this award for all of the volunteers who all work so hard.”

Indisputedly a pillar of the community, Cecil was instrumental in setting up the neighbourhood watch support group, national neighbourhood watch.

He had a hand in the police and community partnership group for Walton and Hersham, Fieldcommon tenants and residents group,

the youth strategy group,

the Brooklands Auto Project,

community one-stop shops,

Elmbridge Mediation Service,

Victim Support Scheme,

Carers of Elmbridge and Young Carers.

Such an impressive CV is the result of a lot of hard work.

“It does require a lot of energy,” Cecil said. “What drives one really is to think: What it is you’re trying to achieve, is it necessary, is it achievable and the most important thing — is it affordable?”

Illness prevented Cecil from achieving the introduction of  one-stop shops in the borough, which would have enabled residents to resolve problems with the council in one fell swoop.

Now fighting fit again, he is considering work with MacMillan Cancer Relief.

Cecil explained that his one project invariably led to another. “I became involved with Elmbridge mediation because I thought the police were being involved in a lot of unnecessary work — border disputes and that kind of thing,” he explained.

“I realised when I was at the CAB there was a need for carers of Elmbridge – that’s what got it going.”

Chief Supt Carl Crathern said: “On behalf of all the staff on North Surrey Division, I am delighted that Cecil has been rewarded and recognised for the tremendous personal investment of time and effort he has spent in improving life for the people of Elmbridge.

“His contribution to police, community and voluntary services has been immense, despite the times he has faced a lack of support and resistance from others, his drive and determination won through.”

Elmbridge

Privy to what?

Cast of Characters:

Margaret Thatcher

Savile Thatcher NSPCC

Sir Edward Leigh

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Sir Jimmy Savile

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Sir Roger Gale

MP Roger Gale & Dempsey the dog.

HM Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Jill Dando

Trigger Warning!!

This story spans decades and contains some highly disturbing material…

On February 13th 2019, Her Majesty the Queen held a meeting of the Privy council at Buckingham Palace.

Privy Council
(The more observant may note that this picture is from a previous meeting of the Her Majesty’s Privy Council; given much of this blog is about political manipulations surrounding Leaders of Her Majesty’s Opposition, how fitting that Dame Margaret Hodge appears to be taking centre stage!! Also notice the lack of seating arrangements…)

Aside from the Queen herself, present at that meeting were:

Andrea Leadsom (Lord President HM Privy Council and Leader of House of Commons)

Andrea Leadsom

Greg Clark (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Greg Clark

Damian Hinds (Secretary of State for Education)

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Jeremy Wright (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

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All are top level elected members of the cabinet of Her Majesty’s Government (in addition to the Secretaries of State, who are elected parliamentarians, each department has a ‘Permanent’ Secretary, employed by Her Majesty’s Civil Service) and all present remained standing throughout the meeting, as is the custom.

There were many matters to be covered, from specifications of 50p coins celebrating the life of Stephen Hawking, amendments of the charters of a number of universities and societies including the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, orders preventing further burials in a number of Churchyards across the country, sanctions on Eritrea and even an amendment to the Outer Space act for the Isle of Man!!

But just how is it that this particular meeting of Her Majesty’s Privy Council takes us back over 40 years, to 1976?

If you recall, back in 1976, Julian Lewis was doing dirty work on behalf of Norris McWhirter and the Freedom Association…

furthermore, the Freedom Association hosted an event to introduce Julian Lewis’ mentor, spy and strategist Brian Crozier, to Margaret Thatcher

Now what are the chances that another of Julian Lewis and Brian Crozier’s close allies was in a pivotal position in Margaret Thatcher’s office back in 1976 when all this skullduggery was afoot?

Lewis Leigh Crozier

Edward Leigh Knighthood

We’ll come back to Edward Leigh’s time as Margaret Thatcher’s Private Secretary, but for now, let’s take a wider look at his career, which must’ve come along in leaps and bounds, as he’s now ‘Sir’ Edward Leigh, after being knighted in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honors, then,  on 28th December 2018 sworn into Her Majesty’s Privy Council, acknowledged by an order approved by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on February 13th 2019 during the Privy Council meeting…

Edward Leigh

Immediately we can see he comes from an elite background, as younger son of Sir Neville Leigh, former Clerk to the Privy Council (Head of the Privy Council Office);

Privy Council 1969

After WW2, Neville Leigh had joined RAF intelligence, before later becoming head of the Privy Council Office between 1974 and 1984

Around the same time his father became head of the Privy Council, Edward Leigh joined Richmond Borough Council;

now of course it could be a coincidence, but as you’ll see, this begins to raise questions about the wider investigation of organized Child abuse; after all Elm Guest House was in Richmond…

Elm Guest House 2

The above excerpt is from the Surrey Comet, though for one reason or another, the editor of the Surrey Comet had been gagged on reporting the Elm Guest House story in full

Surely nothing to do with allegations that various members of the Royal Household attended Elm Guest House in some capacity; also of interest is mention of Westland Helicopters, given Neville Leigh’s background in RAF intelligence

Elm Guest House List

Let’s not forget the last post on this blog and mention of Keith Vaz’s role interviewing Mark Sedwill (now UK National Security Adviser, Cabinet Secretary and head of her Majesty’s Civil Service) regarding the 114 missing files on VIP child abuse

Especially since Keith Vaz was on Richmond Council’s legal team at the time of the Elm Guest House Scandal

Furthermore, Westland was deeply involved in the Al Yamamah deal in which Margaret Thatcher and Bandar Bin Sultan played such key roles…

(coincidentally Bandar Bin Sultan’s Son and Daughter have just been sworn in as Saudi Ambassadors to the the UK and US respectively)

But back to Edward Leigh; beyond the questions that surround his time at Richmond Council, similar questions arise about his role at the Greater London Council;

an example of this comes from one time deputy leader of the GLC George Tremlett’s recollection of taking a certain Harvey Proctor to the Elm Guest House for a Monday Club meeting some time in 1981:

Tremlett Proctor EGH

Of course, to immediately assume Sir Edward was in any way linked to child abuse would be jumping the gun somewhat, if it weren’t for a number of other factors;

firstly, we have the case of Duncan Breeze, who was jailed for making over 4,200 indecent images of children, including those of the worst level of depravity, which were found on 3 computers at both his own home in Sandy, Bedfordshire and his parent’s home in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.

Mr Breeze has protested his innocence, however, the evidence presented to the court was sufficient to secure a conviction:

Edward Leigh Duncan Breeze 1

Edward Leigh Duncan Breeze 2

Oddly, Sir Edward’s story seems to change slightly when interviewed by his local paper as a result of the Mirror story above:

Edward Leigh Duncan Breeze 3
Regardless, surely there’s still not sufficient justification for associating Sir Edward Leigh with Child abuse…

However, there’s more:

Edward Leigh Dolphin Square
Now aside from the small matter of Edward Leigh being president of the Catholic Union to this day, the mention of John Allen and North Wales brings us back to where it all began with Edward Leigh’s long time partner in crime Julian Lewis

There seems little doubt there was indeed a monumental cover up of organized abuse in North Wales and beyond, in which Julian Lewis is clearly implicated

North Wales

The exact date Edward Leigh and Julian Lewis became acquainted remains unclear, however, they clearly knew one another before they founded the the Coalition for Peace through Security (CPS) together in September 1981.

Behind the scenes, the CPS was clearly influential, with ties to Conservative leadership and several key figures in the Ministry of Defence:

Coalition for Peace Through Security

Aside from doing a double take when you realize the current president of the Catholic Union was heavily involved in campaigning for nuclear weapons, note mention of funding via ‘The 61′ Brian Crozier’s global private intelligence network, which thanks to being separate from government, avoided scrutiny and accountability…

Also note that this was all happening whilst Edward Leigh’s father, Neville Leigh, was still head of the Privy Council office, with close links to the Cabinet Office and the Queen

Aside from Julian Lewis’ dodgy activities with Edward Leigh, let’s not forget his role as John Bercow’s best man, (though the pic below is of course not Sally Bercow)
John-Bercow-left-Karen-Pollock-and-Dr-Julian-Lewis-at-the-handover

Or indeed that John Bercow’s introduction to politics came from none other than Harvey Proctor, who then goes on to mention a certain Keith Vaz:

Proctor Bercow

Proctor Bercow Vaz

All very odd…

disgrace-in-the-house vaz bercow

But back to Julian Lewis covering up child abuse;

Beyond Julian Lewis bragging of getting Scallywag magazine shut down on his website,

as always,

there is another side to the story:

Simon Regan Julian Lewis

Simon Regan Julian Lewis 2

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Hold on though, weren’t the Dolphin Square allegations found to have come from the minds of fantasists with no basis in truth?

Some well connected folks certainly want you to believe that, but it doesn’t sit very well with police investigations such as Operation Mileshogue:

Operation MilesHogue Dolphin Square 2

So we have a police investigation, and the startling revelation that pretty much everyone in the Met Police Paedophile Unit was aware of allegations surrounding Dolphin Square, yet for whatever reason, management didn’t feel it warranted further resources…

Could the links to Government Arms Sales provide us with a clue as to why that might be?

Operation MILESHOGUE Dolphin Square
It may even provide us with clues as to why to this day these matters aren’t investigated in a great deal of detail; although this document comes from evidence adduced during the Westminster Strand of the Independent Child Abuse Inquiry, the matters covered by the interviews with ex police officers were never discussed or investigated as part of the inquiry.

But back to Sir Edward Leigh; Operation Mileshogue began around 1996, however, it was investigating allegations dating back some time; for example, a child of 13 or 14 was being interviewed about abuse beginning when he was 8 years old:

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So there is certainly reason to investigate the allegations from 1992 further…

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But anyway, what does this have to do with 1976 and Edward Leigh’s role as Margaret Thatcher’s Private Secretary?

Well let’s start where much of the child abuse scandal began; Jimmy Savile;

Savile Thatcher NSPCC

Long before she got into Chequers, whilst still leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, Margaret Thatcher appeared with Jimmy Savile on Jim’ll fix it:

The programme was a primetime broadcast as the Christmas period was coming to an end on New Years Day 1977; however, it would’ve been filmed beforehand sometime in 1976.

For this to happen, there would of course have been correspondence between the programme’s producers at the BBC and Margaret Thatcher’s office.

So who was in charge of Margaret Thatcher’s correspondence at the time?

Her Private Secretary, Edward Leigh, son of the Head of the Privy Council Office at the time, member of Richmond Borough Council and the GLC, close associate of both Brian Crozier and Julian Lewis, and an alleged child abuser with links to a paedophile convicted for making child abuse images.

Back to Buckingham Palace and Feb 13th 2019:Edward Leigh Roger Gale Privy Council

Now casting aside for a moment the political chicanery of Brian Crozier, Norris McWhirter and Jimmy Savile, who pray tell was appointed as Director of BBC Children’s Television in 1976?

Sir Roger Gale, who even back then had been a member of the Conservative Party for 12 years…

Roger Gale Theresa May


 

Cliff Richard’s call for anonymity in sex offence arrests would cause significant harm to victims, say campaigners

Victims’ groups have warned a campaign led by Sir Cliff Richard and Paul Gambaccini to ban naming suspected sex offenders unless they are prosecuted could cause “significant harm”.

The celebrities have launched a petition calling for the government to change the law to “protect the reputations of all innocent suspects, whether well-known or not, from the lasting stigma of a false sexual allegation”.

It passed 10,000 signatures on Monday afternoon and will receive a government response, while 100,000 would trigger a parliamentary debate.

In an open letter to Sir Cliff and Mr Gambaccini, the End Violence Against Women Coalition said false allegations were no higher for sexual offences than other crimes and “our big problem is the enormous reluctance victims have to report” attacks.

Only 10-15 per cent of rapes are estimated to be reported to police, and only 1.7 per cent of those result in a charge in England and Wales.

https://news.yahoo.com/sir-cliff-richards-call-anonymity-140900376.html

@newsincardiff

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Leicestershire police have been severely criticised by Richard Henriques, a retired judge, for mishandling investigations into the peer in 1991, 2002 and 2007.

Lord Janner escaped prosecution due to CPS and police failings, report finds

Crown Prosecution Service and police severely criticised by retired judge for mishandling investigations into late peer

Allegations that Janner had sexually abused children first emerged publicly in 1991.

Allegations that Janner had sexually abused children first emerged publicly in 199

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/19/lord-janner-escaped-prosecution-due-to-cps-and-police-failings-report-finds

Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant – Papers released to National Archives about senior diplomat will be of interest to campaigners for victims of historical sex abuse.

Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant

Papers released to National Archives about senior diplomat will be of interest to campaigners for victims of historical sex abuse
Margaret Thatcher addresses the Tory conference in 1980

Margaret Thatcher in 1980, the year she received a memo that Peter Hayman was engaging in sexual perversion in 1966 when he returned from Berlin to the Foreign Office.

# reveals how Anglesea was protected by the North Wales Police and escaped censure in both the 1996-1997 North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal and the more recent Macur Review

THE DEATH OF GORDON ANGLESEA

16 December 2016

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CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE Gordon Anglesea died yesterday morning of natural causes.

https://paddyfrench1.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/the-death-of-gordon-anglesea/

Analysis: How did Savile get away with it? – more concerned about protecting the reputation of the BBC than getting at the truth

Cyril Smith: the predatory paedophile protected by establishment For four decades Cyril Smith, the former Liberal MP, was free to abuse boys with impunity. How did he get away with it?
Birmingham Archdiocese let children be abused and harboured paedophile priests ‘to protect its own reputation’
63 YEARS: Paedophile in pope’s inner circle who lived in Spain protected by ‘mafia’ Vatican for seven decades Huge cover-up by Catholic Church saw 240 documents of paedophile abuse kept secret

Whitehall child sex inquiry: the 114 files ‘lost’ Home Office admits that it destroyed, lost or could not find ‘potentially relevant files’ between 1979 and 1999

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10949117/Whitehall-child-sex-inquiry-the-114-files-lost.html

Sir Edward Heath would have been interviewed under caution to hear his account of seven allegations against him, the Operation Conifer report states.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/sir-edward-heath-latest-seven-historical-child-sexual-abuse-allegations-operation-conifer-wiltshire-a7984401.html

Thatcher protected Tory MP suspected of abusing children, MI5 files reveal.

Thatcher protected Tory MP suspected of abusing children, MI5 files reveal

Peter Morrison’s alleged ‘penchant for small boys’ was considered only in national security, not criminal terms, witness tells Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Lists of VIP visitors to the Elm Guest House – which hosted parties in the 1980s where it is alleged vulnerable boys were sexually assaulted – are now being used by police as evidence in their inquiry, Operation Fernbridge. One document states politicians including ‘N Fairburn’ and C Smith’ visited the property in June 1982.

They also state ‘Fairburn’ had ‘used boys in sauna’ and photos had been taken of him – as well as former Liberal MP Smith – at the guest house. Police have  confirmed that Smith was a  regular visitor to the address.

Miss Henderson, speaking  publicly after Sir Nicholas was linked to the guest house, said: ‘I knew this would come out.

‘I’m only surprised it has taken so long. I told the police about him in 2000, I told them what Fairbairn was. But they just wanted me to go away.

She is calling for the police investigation into Henderson and Fairbairn, which was halted in 2000 after details were leaked to the Press and evidence was mislaid, to be re-opened.

She has also given the Scottish Daily Mail the names of six other senior members of the Scottish legal profession who she alleges either abused her or were aware of the abuse, which took place in the 1970s. Two of these individuals are still alive.

QC’s daughter ‘raped by senior Tory MP at age 4’

THE daughter of a prominent Edinburgh lawyer at the centre of the Fettesgate scandal of the 1990s has claimed she was raped by her father and a senior Tory MP.

Susie Henderson, the daughter of QC and temporary sheriff Robert Henderson, waived her right to anonymity to talk about the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her father and the late Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, a former MP for Kinross and Western Perthshire, when she was four.

Miss Henderson, 48, said she was the victim of an organised paedophile ring consisting of high-powered legal figures who subjected her to years of abuse at locations including the five-storey Georgian townhouse in the New Town where her family lived.

Her father, Robert Henderson, was a pivotal figure in a major legal scandal of the late 1980s and early 1990s when he claimed a “magic circle” of judges, sheriffs and advocates were conspiring to ensure homosexual criminals were given light sentences by the courts. The claims were dismissed in an official inquiry, but much of the evidence in the report was stolen from Fettes by conman Derek Donaldson in 1992 and sold to the press.

Miss Henderson today called for a police investigation into her father and Fairbairn, halted in 2000 after evidence was mislaid and crucial details leaked to the press, to be re-opened.

“I want it acknowledged that my father and Fairbairn did something very evil. Not just to me. There are other children out there. And these were people in power. We put them there and they are supposed to be trusted.”

Miss Henderson first made allegations against Fairbairn and her father under the alias of Julie X in 2000, but no charges were brought.

She has chosen to come forward and be named after Fairbairn was implicated in the scandal over the Elm Guest House in London which saw youngsters abused by high-profile figures in the 1980s. Fairbairn died in 1995 at the age of 61, while Henderson died in 2012 aged 75.

Fairbairn’s daughter, Charlotte, 50, reportedly said she “did not know” whether the allegations against her father were true, but said she doubted it. “I would be very surprised by that, but he is dead,” she said. “He is not here to defend himself.”

Documents targeted by thief

THE Fettesgate scandal of 1992 involved the theft of sensitive materials from Lothian and Borders Police HQ at Fettes in July, 1992 – including a report by Detective Inspector Roger Orr into claims of an established “magic circle” of homosexuals in the legal fraternity who were subverting the course of justice. The theft was disguised as an attack by the Animal Liberation Front, but it later emerged the documents had been targeted by thief and conman Derek Conway, who sold the information from the files to national newspapers. Donaldson was later given an assured immunity from prosecution in return for handing back the files – but not before the Orr report made it into the public domain.

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/qc-s-daughter-raped-by-senior-tory-mp-at-age-4-1-3509203

@ciabaudo

Given the accusations of rape of a 4 year old girl, it hardly comes as a surprise that Fairbairn demanded in correspondence to the Commons standards watchdog that reporters be banned from investigating his private life and that of other politicians.

Queens Park Rangers dragged into sex abuse storm with former chief scout Chris Geiler to be named in allegations

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John Murray with Chris Geiler – Chimney Corner Hotel Belfast Ireland 1986

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Chris Geiler on Elm Guest House list

Chris Gieler – Queens Park Rangers FC FOOTBALL’S SHAME

The interesting part of this most recent Daily Mail scoop is that they spend their time attempting to discredit anyone who discloses abuse against the elite, famous or powerful. I believe that Chris Gieler being independently named as part of this probe, when he was also named within the Elm Guest House paperwork leaves the Fail in an uncomfortable position.

I believe the paperwork isn’t an absolute oracle on abuse, but this revelation does vindicate those who originally produced them (Fay & Moss) proving that some of those mentioned are done so correctly.

It’s good news for those coming forward to disclose abuse, but it’s time the paperwork was given the credit it’s due and some of those named (especially the big names) are properly investigated.

There’s another name alongside Gieler’s within the documents – William Field, St Albans. I know nothing about him or his position.

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Chris Geiler – football coach – on Elm Guest House list

Document 4-6.. CHRIS GEILER QPR FOOTBALL CLUB. YOUTH TEAM LEADER. * PC

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UK Football Child Sex Abuse – Massive Rabbit Hole

FRESH INVESTIGATION

Former Celtic Boys Club coach Frank Cairney probed by US cops over ‘sex attack’ on player during trip

CELTIC Boys Club paedophile Frank Cairney is being probed by US cops over an alleged sex attack.

Detectives in New Jersey are looking into an assault said to have taken place during a summer tour.

Cairney led Boys Club trip to US in 1991

The investigation comes as former Celtic chairman Jack McGinn claimed he urged boys club officials to alert police after being told Cairney, now 84, abused a teen during the 1991 trip — 30 years before he was brought to justice

US police chief George King said: “The Kearny Police Department detective bureau is reviewing this information and is in consultation with the Hudson County prosecutors office.”

Cairney, of Viewpark, Lanarkshire, led a party of 20 teenagers and five adults who were based in the town during a visit to mark the 25th anniversary of the boys club.

Ex-club official Jim McNally reportedly contacted Celtic at the time after learning of the alleged abuse in the States.


Celtic ‘haven’t contacted Boys Club abuse victims since launching 2-year probe’


He then went to Celtic Park where he claimed Mr McGinn showed him a copy of Cairney’s resignation letter.

The document was said to have suggested that a promotion at Cairney’s day job had left him unable to sufficiently carry out his duties as boys club coach.

Asked last week if that was an accurate account of the meeting, ex-Hoops chairman Mr McGinn said: “It could be, or it could be vaguely different.”
It is understood cops in Scotland were never told of the alleged US incident.

Shamed Cairney was jailed for four years in February for preying on eight young players at St Columba’s Boys Guild in Viewpark and Celtic Boys Club’s under-16 team.

We revealed claims of a “paedophile ring” at the boys club after fellow former coaches Jim McCafferty, 73, and Jim Torbett, 71, were also caged for sexually abusing starlets.

 

Ex-club chairman Gerald King, 66, dodged prison in January despite being found guilty of targeting five kids.
Celtic has expressed “regret and sorrow” for the victims but insist the Parkhead side is not legally responsible as the boys club was a separate organisation.

 

Last week, Cairney’s second bid for freedom was rejected

 https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/4531154/celtic-boys-club-frank-cairney-sex-attack-probe-usa/

Celtic inquiry ‘has failed to contact victims’

20 July 2019

Celtic FC has failed to contact survivors of systemic sexual abuse at its feeder club despite launching its own investigation into the scandal two years ago, a senior lawyer has claimed.

Last month Peter Lawwell, the club’s chief executive, announced club insurers had appointed a “wholly independent and experienced lawyer” to delve into the evidence of child abuse at Celtic Boys Club that has led to four former coaches being jailed.

In a statement he said: “We respect any claimants’ rights and out advisers will communicate with them and their representatives directly in the proper manner, respecting their rights to confidentiality.”

more here:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/celtic-inquiry-has-failed-to-contact-victims-nkl850cnj

Football coach Bob Higgins jailed for 24 years for abusing trainees

12 June 2019

A former youth football coach has been jailed for 24 years and three months for abusing young players.

Bob Higgins sexually touched and groped 24 victims, most of them trainees at Southampton FC and Peterborough United.

In May, Higgins, 66, was found guilty at a retrial of 45 counts of indecent assault between 1971 and 1996. He was convicted of another count last year.

Judge Peter Crabtree called Higgins a “predatory, cunning” serial sex abuser who “carefully groomed” the teenagers.

Higgins’ victims told Winchester Crown Court of suicidal thoughts and relationship problems later in life.

An emotional statement, read by Dean Radford on behalf of the victims on the steps of the court, said Higgins’ “arrogance was his downfall”.

“You can call us brave, you can call us courageous – we were not – we were the unlucky ones for falling into the entrapment of Higgins’s manipulative, deceitful and sexual behaviour,” it said.

During Higgins’ trial, prosecutors told the court he was “idolised” by trainees, who viewed him as a mentor and father figure.

Victims said they were abused during post-exercise soapy massages, in Higgins’ car while he played love songs on the stereo and at his home where he cuddled with boys on his sofa.

‘Severe psychological harm’

Judge Crabtree said Higgins had shown “not one jot of remorse”.

“They believed you held the key to their futures,” he told the defendant.

“You normalised cuddling and stroking, which paved the way for more intimate abuse.

“For many the impact extended to their performance on the field or to turning their backs on a football career. Some of them suffered severe psychological harm.”

Higgins made no reaction as the sentence was passed.

The allegations arose after the NSPCC set up a dedicated helpline for people who had encountered childhood abuse within football.

It was launched after a number of former footballers, including Billy Seymour, spoke on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme in November 2016.

Higgins stood trial last year, but a retrial was ordered after jurors failed to reach verdicts on 48 counts of indecent assault.

Mr Seymour, a Southampton youth player who went on to play for Coventry City and Millwall, had waived his right to anonymity to speak publicly.

He gave evidence at last year’s trial but was killed in a car crash in January before Higgins’ retrial.

On Tuesday, his mother Jean read his victim impact statement, written before his death, to the court.

Addressed to Higgins, it said: “I am sick to my stomach of giving you any more thought. I have been a broken man. You have debilitated my whole life.

“The mist is clearing. I can see some light at the end of the tunnel.

“I will beat the hating of you in my soul. This is closure. Goodbye, Bob Higgins.”

Mr Radford had given evidence as a character witness because Higgins was found not guilty of abusing him at a separate trial in the early 1990s.

Reading the victims’ statement, he said: “There were so many warning signs out there but no-one would listen – that let this monster walk free and carry on abusing.

“We believe that many people must have known what was going on, the truth will come out in the end.

“Today is not just about us complainants and witnesses who have suffered through this nightmare, it’s the wives, girlfriends, sons and daughters who have suffered with us.”

He also paid tribute to their “dear friend” Billy Seymour.

“We did it Billy – just like you said we would, you can now rest in peace.”

‘Further allegations’

Det Ch Insp David Brown, of Hampshire Constabulary, said the conviction was “testament to the bravery of those who came forward to give evidence”.

“There can be no understanding of the damage that individual has caused to the lives of the people who stood with us through the criminal trial”.

He said the force was “assessing a number of reports” of further allegations against Higgins.

Southampton FC offered an “unreserved apology” to his victims last week.

In a statement, the club said it recognised boys under its care “suffered exposure to abuse when they should have received protection from any form of harm”.

During his time as a coach, Bob Higgins worked with young footballers who would go on to become national heroes and household names.

But others were not so fortunate.

Some were haunted by their ordeals, and gave up on football entirely.

Such was Higgins’s hold over those he abused, many felt unable to say anything, even to close family members, for up to 30 years.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-48608863


Former Celtic chairman claims ‘no knowledge’ of his business links to Boys’ Club sex beast Jim Torbett

Kevin Kelly denies he was a director of the Trophy Centre which was the firm run by convicted paedophile Torbett..

10 JUN 2019

Former Celtic chairman Kevin Kelly has claimed ignorance of his business links with Celtic Boys’ Club beast Jim Torbett.

And Kelly, who was vice-chairman of the club when it investigated and then cleared boys’ club “leaders” of any wrongdoing – and was also president of the boys’ club – has told the Daily Record he has “no knowledge of the past”.

Speaking for the first time since the abuse scandal emerged, he said he had no idea that beasts Torbett and Frank Cairney were preying on children over decades on his watch.

The Daily Record revealed last month details of a 1986 probe by the Celtic FC board into allegations of boys being taken to weekend tournaments that did not exist, boys being taken out socially and boys being late home from training.

It appeared to be at odds with Celtic’s claim that the boys’ club was “entirely separate” from Celtic FC and that the club had first learned of allegations against boys’ club predators in the 1990s.

Four paedophiles linked to the boys’ club have been convicted of preying on children in recent months.

At the time of the 1986 probe Kelly, now 81, was vice-chairman of Celtic FC, president of Celtic Boys’ Club and worked for Torbett at his Trophy Centre business.

When we visited Kelly at his home, he was reluctant to discuss the abuse scandal. Asked about the 1986 probe, he said: “I’ve nothing to say about that.

“The club are looking into all these things, so I’m quite happy about that.

“No, sorry about that. As I say I’m quite happy with what’s gone to the police and everything.”

We put it to Kelly the 1986 probe by Celtic FC had cleared Torbett and Cairney of any wrongdoing and that Celtic FC had then endorsed the pair by branding the claims as “scurrilous” and saying they should be “buried once and for all”.

Many of Torbett’s victims were abused after he had been cleared by Celtic FC. Kelly said: “I’m quite happy for the club to do whatever they have to do. Those who committed crimes are in jail and that’s where they should be. That’s all I’ve got to say.”

When we asked about his directorship of the Trophy Centre – Torbett’s company – he said: “I wasn’t a director.”

We put it to him that he has a legal listing as a director of the company.

He said: “Look, I’ve no knowledge of the past, I’m sorry about that.”

Asked if he had knowledge at the time of what was going on, Kelly said: “Not at all, I’d never have joined it if I knew that.

“A lot of it is conjecture and it’s taken the police a long time, and I’ve been told by the police to stick by my statement and not to talk to anyone else until it is all resolved.”

Records show Kelly became a director of the Trophy Centre in October 1989. Torbett was first convicted of sexually abusing three boys in 1998 and jailed for two years.

But Kelly remained a director of the Trophy Centre until 2005.

Boys’ club founder Torbett was jailed in November for six years, former general manager Cairney was jailed in January for four years, fellow boys’ club coach and Celtic FC man Jim McCafferty, 73, was jailed for six years and nine months, while former chairman Gerald King was convicted of preying on children at a Glasgow school, but avoided jail.

Records also show that Kelly and Torbett were the sole directors of a now dissolved company – Panrole Ltd – set up in April 1991.

Helene Gray, 71, who’s son Andrew was a victim of Torbett at Celtic Boys’ Club, said: “There are many who held authority who continue to deny and deflect from what my son and many other young boys suffered whilst in their care at Celtic Boys Club. Their silence and denial is sickening.”

Andrew died after an accident on holiday aged 41. His testimony helped convict Torbett.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/ex-celtic-chairman-claims-no-16490968

Celtic confirm sex abuse probe and deny ‘doing nothing’

1 June 2019

Celtic FC has been conducting its own two-year investigation into historical child sex abuse, according to its chief executive.

In letters to two MSPs, Peter Lawwell hit back at “misconceptions” the football club had been “doing nothing”.

He said the club’s insurers had appointed a “wholly independent and experienced lawyer” to investigate.

Last month the club expressed “regret and sorrow” 10 days after an ex-youth coach was jailed for child sex abuse.

Jim McCafferty, 73, was the fourth man connected to either Celtic or Celtic Boys Club to be convicted of child sex offences in the past year.

The club’s response to the crimes involving the former boys club coaches was last week criticised by two MSPs.

And both have issued fresh criticism after receiving a letter from Mr Lawwell.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwel

James Dornan, the SNP MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, told BBC Scotland he wants more clarity on what the investigation has involved.

He said: “If nobody has spoken to victims about their experiences and what they would like to see to overcome those experiences and how those experiences came about then that’s not an investigation.

“If what the investigation is about is how they can legally prove that Celtic Boys Club and Celtic Football Club are separate entities then that’s a sham.”

‘More than a club’

Asked about his reaction to the scandal as a fan of the club, Mr Dornan said: “I would much rather be here having this conversation about any other club in the world than having it about Celtic.

“I grew up to believe that Celtic was more than a football club, and I like to believe it still is, but this and the way the board have handled this.

“In one way, I’m glad that my dad is not here to see that Celtic are behaving in this way on what is probably the most important issue that club has ever faced.”

Conservative MSP Mr Tomkins tweeted his reaction to the letter.

He wrote: “I know of no reason why legal investigation into what Celtic FC knew about the abuse at the boys club (and when they knew it) needs to be in secret.

“Nothing in Celtic’s letter to me undermines my belief that these matters require to be ‘independently’ investigated and that, if necessary, Celtic will have to establish and administer a compensation scheme for victims of abuse.

“Finally, having an unnamed lawyer secretly investigating a matter does nothing to help, guide or support the victims and their families. It is their rights and interests that no one should overlook in this matter.”

Mr Lawwell has written to both MSPs, saying it is “important that we clarify a number of issues which appear to be misconceptions at present”.

And he told Mr Dornan: “We believe that your criticisms, which suggested that we were not a caring club and that we were not taking our responsibilities seriously was both unfair and misguided”.

In the letters released to the Press Association, Mr Lawwell stated: “The first misconception is that the club is doing nothing and abdicating responsibility. That is simply not true.”

Instead he claimed legal processes meant the club was “constrained” in what it could say publicly, describing it as being “highly frustrating for all”.

‘Proper manner’

But he also insisted it was not appropriate to discuss sensitive legal matters “through newspapers or on social media”.

The Celtic chief executive said: “Some time ago our insurers appointed a wholly independent and experienced lawyer who is investigating and dealing with this matter on behalf of the club.

He added: “We respect any claimants’ rights and out advisers will communicate with them and their representatives directly in the proper manner, respecting their rights to confidentiality.”

Celtic will “ensure that we continue to meet all our obligations”, Mr Lawwell stressed.

The chief executive also claimed that in the “very delicate and of course tragic set of circumstances” Mr Dornan’s letter had “appeared to disregard the importance of the due process of law”.

Sympathy for victims

He added: “Unfortunately legal processes are slow, and are also generally confidential. We have had to balance all of these factors in how was have addressed the issues to date.

“While we recognise that this issue is in the public domain we do not consider that means that we should deal with the matter through the media, but rather through the legal system.

“We would stress that we regret that the incidents took place and reiterate our sympathy for all victims who suffered abuse. We are following legal advice and respecting an ongoing process.

“The matter continues to receive our full attention and that we take all our obligations, including legal, very seriously.”

But solicitor Patrick McGuire, who represents survivors of abuse, again accused the club of “too little, too late”.

He said: “If Celtic have been carrying out a covert investigation why did it take the intervention of two MSPs to bring it to light?

“Why did they not set the record straight when survivors and campaigners started demanding answers and actions more than a year ago?”

He also asked why such an investigation was needed given the outcome of the court cases.

Last November Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett was jailed for six years for sexually abusing three boys over eight years.

After his conviction Celtic took two days to issue a statement, which expressed “deep regret”.

Earlier this year, the boys club’s former chairman, Gerald King, was given a three-year probation order for sexually abusing four boys and a girl in the 1980s.

And in February Frank Cairney, a former manager of the boys club, was jailed for four years after being convicted of nine charges of sexually abusing young footballers.

Last month McCafferty admitted 12 charges related to child sex abuse against 10 teenage boys between 1972 and 1996.

He was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48483874

Jimmy Savile was a guest of Celtic in 1987 and was hailed as a “staunch supporter”, only months after a club dismissed allegations of widespread abuse as “scurrilous”.


@ProfTomkins

My office has received several letters from constituents calling for a public inquiry into Celtic boys club. We are looking at the matter very carefully. This story would appear to strengthen the case for a full inquiry


Cross-border ‘paedo ring’ between Celtic Boys Club and Barry Bennell being investigated by SFA and FA

Vile McCafferty admitted preying on ten teenage boys between 1972 and 1996 — including one attack carried out at Celtic Park

23rd May 2019

AN ALLEGED paedophile ring between Celtic Boys Club pervs and Barry Bennell is to be “investigated by the Scottish and English FAs”.

It’s reported that the footie authorities are probing a “partnership” between Jim McCafferty and the monster.

 McCafferty has been caged
McCafferty has been caged

McCafferty admitted preying on ten teenage boys between 1972 and 1996 — including one attack carried out at Celtic Park.

Meanwhile pervert Bennell was convicted of 50 abuse charges relating to 12 lads under his wing at Crewe Alexandria and Manchester City from 1979 and 1991.

A source close to the Independent Review of Sexual Abuse in Scottish Football told The Times: “The partnership between McCafferty and Bennell is included in the investigation.

“There will be full disclosure.”

A final report from the review was delayed last year to avoid prejudicing criminal proceedings.

 Bennell was also caged
Bennell was also caged

It’s understood that it’s set to contain evidence that McCafferty took youngsters from Glasgow to tournaments in the northwest of England where they were introduced to Bennell.

And according to the Times, the information has been shared with the English FA.

Lawyers are convinced that McCafferty was part of a network of abuse – which also involved boys club founder Jim Torbett and Bennell.

Patrick McGuire, a partner with Thompsons Solicitors, said: “It was our survivor clients who were able to present the evidence of links between McCafferty and Bennell, and McCafferty and Torbett.

“There is clear evidence of trips being organised in both directions: Bennell bringing boys up to Scotland and McCafferty taking boys’ clubs on trips to the Greater Manchester area.


Celtic Boys Club player targeted by paedo Jim McCafferty says trips to play evil Barry Bennell’s teams ‘no accident’


“I’m glad the SFA have finally taken account of the evidence that we have been putting forward.”

We told you earlier this month how a former Celtic Boys Club player targeted by McCafferty reckons it’s “no coincidence” he took young players to a tournament attended by predator Bennell.

The ex-starlet told how he travelled south to play against teams run by disgraced former coach Bennell, 65, who was caged for 31 years in 2018.

Bennell was said to be a “pied piper” who told boys he’d make their footie dreams come true.

A judge described him as the “devil incarnate”.

The victim — who was also molested by Frank Cairney, 83, while at Celtic Boys Club — said: “The fact McCafferty was taking teams to England and playing tournaments that Barry Bennell was involved in is not a coincidence.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4277315/cross-border-paedo-ring-celtic-boys-club-barry-bennell-probe-sfa-fa/

Gerry Mccann was Celtic club physio from 1990s +. Celtic boys club had AT LEAST 4serial connected paedos +links to Bennell.

Why hasn’t the Celtic Paedo link been chased?  

Was McCann blackmailed over the Celtic boys abuse? Did he piece together comments?

Was the “holiday” arranged through ‘friends’ that.. included links to the Paedo-in-place?? 

Was Maddie drugged?

The “its OK dear she won’t know she’ll be asleep” “they just want photos” excuse? … But it went wrong.

Was Gerry McCann’s/Celtic’s medicine chest the source of any drugs possibly used to dope kids groomed&raped by the boysclub paedo ring.?? Especially on ‘trips’.


Football coach Bob Higgins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault

Former Southampton and Peterborough coach convicted of offences against 23 boys

23 May 2019

A former football coach who helped launch the careers of a string of household names has been found guilty of sexually abusing schoolboy players.

Bob Higgins, who worked with hundreds of youth players, was found guilty of 45 charges of indecent assault against teenage boys at Bournemouth crown court.

The jury found him not guilty of five counts of indecent assault and were unable to reach a verdict on the final count. He showed no emotion as the verdicts were read out and he was convicted of offences against 23 victims.

He was convicted at an earlier trial of an offence against one other victim. The judge, Peter Crabtree, discharged the jury and thanked them for their service. Higgins will be sentenced at a later date at Winchester crown court.

Higgins, who coached at Southampton FC and Peterborough United, was a predatory paedophile who used his reputation as a star-maker to abuse vulnerable boys.

He indecently assaulted them at training camps, at home when his wife and son were under the same roof, in his car, and during “soapy” massages after training.

Higgins, 66, denied the offences, claiming the allegations were false memories or lies. His mask slipped once when, while giving evidence, he conceded he may have become sexually aroused while massaging boys.

Complaints about Higgins were first made 30 years ago but, even though the police and football authorities knew of the serious concerns about him, he continued to work in the game until the Guardian exposed widespread football abuse in 2016.

It can now be revealed that:

More than 100 former schoolboy players have said they were abused by Higgins. The most serious allegations involving boys as young as 11, and involving 24 youngsters, were put before the jury at Bournemouth crown court.

Police believe there may be more victims who have not contacted them. They are still keen to hear from anyone else who was indecently assaulted by Higgins.

Higgins kept letters, pictures and witness statements in his attic as “trophies” from boys he had abused.

Detectives believe Higgins committed offences in Sweden during a youth football competition but he cannot be prosecuted there because of legal restrictions.

Higgins had close links with another coach accused of sexual abuse against children, Kit Carson, who worked with Higgins at Peterborough. Carson died in a car crash on the morning his trial was due to begin in January.

Famous names that came up in Higgins’s trial included the England internationals Alan Shearer and Dennis Wise. There is no suggestion they were victims.

An independent review into child sexual abuse in football is looking at what the Football Association and clubs knew about Higgins.

A spokesperson said: “Following the conviction of Bob Higgins … it will now be possible for investigations into what the clubs and the FA did or did not know about Higgins to be concluded.”

The senior investigating officer, DCI Dave Brown, of Hampshire police, said: “Higgins was a great coach. The boys would do anything for him and he exploited that position. He identified vulnerabilities of the boys he coached and used his position to groom them so he could fulfil his own sexual needs. Boys worshipped Higgins as a father figure. He was clever and manipulative, a typical predatory paedophile.”

Asked why Higgins had been able to carry on working with children after complaints were made, he said: “You have to look at what the DBS [disclosure and barring service] and checking processes were at that time. There are very different safeguarding processes now. The fact he would be a risk would be identified and it would be highly unlikely he would find himself in a position where he could continue to offend against young people.”

He described the victims as incredibly brave. “I hope it gives others who may be victims the confidence to come forward. We will treat them with dignity and respect. I’m sure there are more that haven’t come forward,” he said.

Many of the victims described Higgins as god-like, their mentor and their father figure. Several spoke of their inability to make a complaint against him earlier because they feared it would be the end of their dreams of a career in football.

The court heard Higgins was acquitted at a trial in the early 1990s of a series of indecent assaults, including against the former professional Dean Radford who waived his right to anonymity to give evidence as a witness in the current proceedings.

The public gallery was charged with emotion as the chairman of the jury announced Higgins was guilty of six charges in relation to the former Southampton trainee Billy Seymour who died in a car crash earlier this year. His evidence against Higgins was presented to the jury through videos he had given to police.

In a joint statement issued through the police, the victims in the Bournemouth case said: “When Bob Higgins returned to court eight weeks ago, he gave a clear message to us all with his continued refusal to accept responsibility for what he did to us as children. However, that message made us all stronger and more determined.

“The verdicts from the jury after hearing all of the evidence mean that Mr Higgins’ arrogance and lies have finally caught up with him. At last, after all these years, we can finally get a sense of closure and try to move on from this nightmare.

“On behalf of everybody who’s taken part in the trials, we would like to thank everyone involved in the case for having faith and belief in us.

“We would particularly like to thank the prosecution and investigation team who must have spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours putting this jigsaw puzzle together.

“But, most of all, we must thank our loved ones, wives, girlfriends, sons, daughters, mums, dads, brothers, sisters and close friends who have supported us right through to the end. It must have been difficult for them also.”

Referring to Seymour, they concluded: “We did it Billy, love you our good friend and brother xxx”.

Claire Booth, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Many young boys dream of becoming a footballer and training for a prestigious team.

“Bob Higgins preyed on and abused young boys – some of who adored him – and in doing so tainted and shattered the dreams of many.

“Being scouted by such a talented, renowned coach was something no boy would have turned down. Sadly it meant growing up with this terrible secret, which for some was all-consuming.” ​

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/23/football-coach-bob-higgins-guilty-of-45-counts-of-indecent-assault?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


Paedophile Celtic Boys’ Club coaches Gerry King (far left), Jim Torbett (centre) and Frank Cairney (far right) and former kitman Jim McCafferty, front right, and the statement in the Celtic View in 1986 saying the abuse claims were scurrilous

Celtic FC cleared Boys’ Club bosses over ‘scurrilous’ abuse claims in 1986

Victims, families and lawyers call for action after Daily Record reveals statement printed in The Celtic View after a club investigation.

17 MAY 2019

Celtic FC investigated and cleared Celtic Boys’ Club “leaders” of wrongdoing after complaints in the 80s, the Record can reveal.

The club’s probe described abuse claims as “scurrilous” and said those “placed under a cloud” would go to court if necessary to make sure the stories “are buried once and for all”.

Concerns were voiced in the 80s about boys being taken out socially when no matches were scheduled, arriving home late, and being taken away to tournaments that did not exist.

But the club’s probe described abuse claims as “scurrilous” and said that those who had been “placed under a cloud” would go to court if necessary to make sure the stories “are buried once and for all”.

The Record can reveal Celtic FC were aware of claims surrounding the boys’ club as far back as 1986.

The Celtic View article confirms that the Celtic FC board thoroughly investigated claims of inappropriate behaviour at the Celtic Boys’ Club

On Tuesday, a former kitman for Celtic, Hibs and Falkirk was jailed for six years and nine months for sexually abusing young footballers over two decades.

Youth coach Jim McCafferty was revealed as a serial abuser more than two years ago following a confession when confronted by the Record.

McCafferty’s imprisonment comes in the wake of Celtic Boys’ Club predatory paedophiles Jim Torbett and Frank Cairney being jailed for sexual offences on boys spanning more than 20 years.

Torbett, 71, was jailed for six years in November for the systematic sexual abuse of boys from 1986 to 1994.

A third CBC official, Gerald King, 66, was convicted of a string of sexual offences against children at a school in Glasgow.

Earlier this year he was given a three-year probation order.

The revelation of the club’s 80s investigation appears to be at odds with Celtic FC’s present stance that the boys’ club is a totally separate organisation, and that it was first made aware of allegations of improper behaviour in the mid-90s.

Helene Gray, 70, the mum of Torbett victim Andrew Gray, said of the development: “This is horrendous and shocking.”

On Tuesday, a former kitman for Celtic, Hibs and Falkirk was jailed for six years and nine months for sexually abusing young footballers over two decades.

Youth coach Jim McCafferty was revealed as a serial abuser more than two years ago following a confession when confronted by the Record.

McCafferty’s imprisonment comes in the wake of Celtic Boys’ Club predatory paedophiles Jim Torbett and Frank Cairney being jailed for sexual offences on boys spanning more than 20 years.

Torbett, 71, was jailed for six years in November for the systematic sexual abuse of boys from 1986 to 1994.

A third CBC official, Gerald King, 66, was convicted of a string of sexual offences against children at a school in Glasgow.

Earlier this year he was given a three-year probation order.

The revelation of the club’s 80s investigation appears to be at odds with Celtic FC’s present stance that the boys’ club is a totally separate organisation, and that it was first made aware of allegations of improper behaviour in the mid-90s.

Helene Gray, 70, the mum of Torbett victim Andrew Gray, said of the development: “This is horrendous and shocking.”

Convicted paedophile Jim Torbett at a Celtic Boys’ Club event

Andrew bravely gave a statement before his tragic death aged 41 in an accident in Australia. The information helped convict the pervert in November.

Patrick McGuire, a partner with Thompsons Solicitors, who are representing the victims, said: “These new revelations uncovered by the Record go further than ever before in disproving the ridiculous assertion that the boys’ club and Celtic were separate organisations.

“The former directors of Celtic have got to be clear about what they thought they were investigating back in the mid-80s.

“The survivors my team represent deserve answers from the club about these investigations and they continue to be shocked and insulted that the board maintain that the boys’ club and Celtic FC are separate organisations.

“The survivors must receive an official apology from the club and be properly compensated for the terrible things that happened to them when, as children, they were under Celtic’s care.

“This is the morally right and decent thing to do but if Celtic continue to ignore us, as I have said before, we will see them in court.”

Kenny Campbell, another of Torbett’s victims – who waived his right to anonymity – said of our probe: “This makes me sick to the pit my stomach. It is a stunning development.”

Boys’ club general manager Frank Cairney, 83, was convicted in December last year and jailed for four years after sexually abusing eight boys.

He wrote in the Celtic View in December 1986 of his gratitude for the “tremendous support” he received from Celtic Park during the “recent difficult times”.

At the time of the 1986 investigation by the Celtic FC board, their then vice-chairman Kevin Kelly was also president of Celtic Boys’ Club.

He was also an employee of Torbett at his trophy business in Glasgow’s Shawlands.

At the boys’ club AGM in 1987 – just months after the allegations came to light – Kelly said that because of the way “true friends” had rallied round, the “criticism” of the boys’ club had made it stronger.

Torbett was previously jailed for two years in 1998 for abusing three former Celtic Boys’ Club players, including former Scotland international Alan Brazil, between 1967 and 1974.

At that trial, former Celtic photographer and boys’ club chairman Hugh Birt claimed Torbett was fired in 1974 after child abuse allegations arose.

But Torbett returned to the fold in the 80s.

Celtic FC’s investigation into the conduct of Celtic Boys’ Club “leaders” came after parents raised their fears.

The then boys’ club chairman Birt, who passed away five years ago, resigned because he believed the issue was not being dealt with properly.

The statement Celtic FC issued in Celtic View

Here is the statement Celtic FC issued in its own newspaper, the Celtic View, in December 1986, in response to claims in our sister paper the Sunday Mail.

The statement was reproduced the following month in the Celtic Boys’ Club magazine.

“A Sunday newspaper recently carried a story which cast a shadow over the Celtic Boys’ Club in general, and some of the leaders in particular.

“It also included a clear inference that the Celtic Football Club had not taken appropriate action with regard to the allegations contained in the article.

“In actual fact, the Celtic Board investigated the rumours and interviewed the men concerned in depth and could find nothing to substantiate the stories that were being circulated.

“During the course of the last 10 days, Celtic Football Club and the boys’ club have been in receipt of hundreds of letters and phone calls from boys and their parents, past and present, stating their complete support and backing of all involved with the boys’ club.

“It must be clearly emphasised that apart from this newspaper article, inspired by the former chairman of the boys’ club, not one single complaint has been received by any other person with a Celtic connection.

“The boys’ club leaders who have been placed under a cloud as a result of these rumours have instructed their lawyers to take the appropriate course of action and, if necessary, to go to a court of law to make sure these scurrilous stories are buried once and for all.”

In 1986, he said: “It appears the Celtic board want to look in the other direction in the hope the troubles will go away.”

But in an article published in the club magazine, the Celtic View, in December of that year, Celtic FC rubbished a story in the Record’s sister paper, the Sunday Mail, about the abuse.

It had listed complaints from parents about boys being kept out late, taken out socially when there was no game, and going to non-existent tournaments.

But the Celtic View stated: “In actual fact, the Celtic Board investigated the rumours and interviewed the men concerned in depth and could find nothing to substantiate the stories that were being circulated.

“The boys’ club leaders who have been placed under a cloud as a result of these rumours have instructed their lawyers to take the appropriate course of action, and if necessary to go to a court of law to make sure these scurrilous stories are buried once and for all.”

On the Celtic board at the time were chairman Jack McGinn, vice-chairman Kelly, Chris White, Tom Grant and Jimmy Farrell.

Helene revealed yesterday that the complaints in the 80s matched Torbett’s pattern of abuse when he preyed on Andrew.

She said : “This was exactly what Torbett did to Andrew. It is the first we have heard of Celtic holding an investigation as far back as that. To think it made Torbett’s position stronger is sickening.”

Kenny added: “I love Celtic. But people need to know the truth. For Celtic FC to claim they are separate from the boys’ club is total nonsense and this information uncovered by the Record shows that.”

Last night, Celtic FC made no comment on our revelations.

Following Torbett’s conviction last November, the club again claimed the boys’ club was not part of Celtic FC and did not refer to the investigation in the 80s.

It said: “Allegations regarding abuse at Celtic Boys’ Club first emerged in the 1990s. Although Celtic Football Club is an entirely separate organisation, we have always taken these allegations extremely seriously because of our historic contacts with Celtic Boys’ Club.”

A club source said yesterday: “It is not true to say that the investigation in 1986 is at odds with our statement released in November.

“That statement referred to the specific allegations against Torbett which led to his conviction in court. These allegations first emerged in the 1990s.”

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/celtic-fc-cleared-boys-club-16158020

Former Celtic kitman Jim McCafferty jailed after pleading guilty to sex offences

Police officer says McCafferty ‘used football to prey upon’ his victims

14 May 2019

Pervert youth football coach and kitman Jim McCafferty was sentenced to six years and nine months today after pleading guilty to a string of child sex offences stretching back 25 years.

McCafferty, 73, was involved in football in Scotland and Northern Ireland from the 1980s.

A total of 27 men who were coached by him took a claim against the former kitman and 10 claimants appeared on the lengthy indictment.

His crimes were all sexual and he was described as “physically intimidating” and overbearing.

Lord Beckett told Edinburgh High Court McCafferty that his actions had been “manipulative” and his offending had had a detrimental effect on his many victims.

McCafferty was initially arrested in Belfast

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/scottish-football/celtic-fc/former-celtic-kitman-jim-mccafferty-15779946

FA ‘covered up sex abuse of boys by coaches’

An alleged victim’s father claims football’s governing body has suppressed evidence of a paedophile ring

March 24 2019,

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fa-covered-up-sex-abuse-of-boys-by-coaches-v82m6vh87

Crewe claim they did not arrange for boys to stay with Barry Bennell

19 Mar 2019

Crewe bring in lawyers used by Catholic church in abuse case
Club say victims’ long silence means case should be thrown out

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/mar/19/crewe-barry-bennell-arrange-stays-lawyers-catholic-church


Ex-Celtic Boys Club coach jailed over abuse

Feb 7 2019

Frank Cairney

Frank Cairney is the third former Celtic Boys Club coach to be convicted

A former manager of Celtic Boys Club has been jailed for four years after being convicted of nine charges of sexually abusing young footballers.

Sentencing Frank Cairney, the sheriff told the 83-year-old former coach he was a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.

During his trial the court heard that Cairney’s victims had suffered badly from the abuse, which dated back to the 1980s.

Sheriff Daniel Kelly praised the “courage” of the victims.

Cairney was acquitted of similar charges 20 years ago.

Following his conviction in December, a man who accused Cairney of abusing him in the early 1970s, said justice had finally caught up with the “evil paedophile”.

Jim Torbett with Frank Cairney
Both Jim Torbett (left) and Frank Cairney (right) have been convicted of abusing children at Celtic Boys Club

The man, whose identity is protected under the law, said Cairney had used his standing at Celtic FC to gain access to innocent young boys and abuse them in the most horrible way.

Some of the abuse took place in the dressing room at Celtic Park.

After sentencing he told BBC Scotland, Cairney had been given four years but his victims got a life sentence and they would take their experiences to the grave.

“When I saw him in court in December, he looked evil. I haven’t been able to get that image of him out of my head,” he said.

The man, who is in his late 50s, said he would wanted the authorities to ask if sentences handed down to men like Cairney were sufficient.

“The sentences have to be stricter so that we can protect our vulnerable,” he said.

‘Great respect’

Cairney is the third former Celtic Boys Club coach to be convicted of child sex abuse in recent months.

In November, Boys Club founder Jim Torbett was jailed for six years, while another coach, teacher Gerald King, was also convicted of abusing boys at a school.

After the conviction of Torbett, Celtic expressed “deep regret” for the victims but stressed the boys club was a separate entity.

The club made a similar statement on Thursday following the conviction of Cairney.

“Although Celtic Football Club is an entirely separate organisation to Celtic Boys’ Club, we wish to express our deep regret that these incidents took place, as well as our sympathy for the victims who suffered abuse,” it said.

“We are grateful for the courage of those who have come forward to report abuse and to give evidence after such a long period of time. We have great respect for them and their families as they continue to cope with the distressing effects of the abuse they suffered”.

The victim of Cairney the BBC spoke to had previously said that when he played for the Boys Club, they were regular visitors to Celtic Park and used to sweep the terraces there.

He said: “Celtic FC have been in denial of the association with the Boys Club. It’s appalling; please stop it.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-47157008


 

Dead football coach Michael ‘Kit’ Carson was ‘paedophile ringleader’

January 13 2019

Carson faced 12 counts of indecent assault

An Irish football coach who died last week on the day his trial for sex abuse was due to begin was at the centre of a paedophile ring and may have abused hundreds of young boys during a 30-year career, according to one of his victims.

Michael “Kit” Carson, 75, was due in Peterborough Crown Court on Monday to face 12 counts of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, but was killed when his car hit a tree between Cambridge and Newmarket in an act that may have been deliberate. The car was heading away from Peterborough.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dead-football-coach-michael-kit-carson-was-paedophile-ringleader-92ctz9bx0

 

David Lean 💜 ‏ @DavidLeanLeano

Is the reason police DID NOT act on the names of Victims that Barry Bennell they already given them in 1998 when I came forward in 2013 because they knew the true scale of this & left the cork firmly in the bottle ? My case was then dropped Maybe they thought I would go away ?

Barry Bennell: Police missed chance to snare paedophile after admitting abuse in 1998

EXCLUSIVE: The footie coach owned up in a jail interview to the crimes against nine boys – but officers failed to contact the victims

12 Jan 2019

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell was allowed to walk free after police failed to contact nine boys he admitted ­abusing in a 1998 jail interview.

The fiend is expected to die behind bars after getting 30 years last February for a sickening catalogue of crimes.

But evidence that victim David Lean gave the Sunday People suggests he should have got a lengthy term sooner.

UK Police began probing Bennell, 65, in 1994 after he was jailed for child sex crimes in the US.

Detectives given the names of nine alleged victims in 1997 said they traced those they could but none wanted to make complaints.

Bennell was jailed again in 1998 for abusing six lads.

After requesting an interview in jail the same year, he ­confessed to attacks on the other nine.

But police have admitted they did not “revisit” the victims.

And when the case was sent to the CPS without checking if any would be willing to testify, it was decided no further action be taken.

Bennell was ­released six years later and remained free until 2015, when he was jailed for abusing former Preston North End defender David.

David, 12 when he suffered his ordeal, said: “It’s sickening. Now I’m left ­wondering if he could have got a much longer sentence much earlier.

“How do we know he didn’t attack more kids after he was released?”

Bennell victim Ian Ackley, 50, who spoke out in 1997, said of the police admission: “It’s a huge injustice and an insult to the victims. These boys could and should have been approached and given the opportunity to pursue this.

“Are you telling me if a murderer confessed to another murder, police wouldn’t follow it up? It’s their job.

When David went to police in 2013, he was originally told Bennell would not be charged as he was the only new victim and he had ­already been jailed for similar crimes.

He ­challenged the decision and Bennell was finally charged.

But he only learned of the 1998 confession after the 2018 trial.

Cheshire Police apologised last year after admitting contacting the boys would have helped his case.

David said: “I was stunned and angry. I went through two years of hell trying to get the police to charge Bennell.

“I could have been spared this if they’d just spoken to the boys.”

David, of Preston, Lancs, met Bennell in 1979 at Butlin’s in Pwlleli, North Wales.

He said: “I was ­besotted with football. He told me I was a star of the future and he had links to Man City.”

Parents Margaret and Martin let him stay with Bennell for a football course in Macclesfield, Cheshire, that year.

David, a dad of two, said: “Bennell didn’t leave me alone. He was pulling me into him, making me massage his groin. Then we went to bed and it got really weird.”

Bennell was eventually convicted of four attacks over two nights.

At the time David was left feeling it was his fault – especially when Bennell turned up unannounced at his home.

He said: “My mum told me to take him upstairs and show him my trophies. He wasn’t aggressive.

“He said, ‘Don’t worry, I won’t tell what you did to me.’ I blamed myself and thought I was gay. I didn’t think I could tell ­anyone. He’d been my hero.”

David didn’t tell of his abuse, even when a 1997 documentary unmasked Bennell.

He said: “Mum ­confronted me after the ­programme and I told her nothing happened.

“She said, ‘Thank God, I’m not sure I’d have been able to cope.’ I promised myself I wouldn’t disclose while she was alive. I have to live with the fact almost all of Bennell’s victims were abused after me. There may be over 100 I could have stopped.”

When Margaret died of cancer in 2013 David went to police without even telling his wife Teresa. He said: “Telling officers was emotional but it was when I got back to my car it hit me. I sobbed.”

He then confided in his family but was dismayed to get a letter saying it was not in the public interest to ­prosecute.

His complaint sparked a case that changed guidance on historic child sex crimes.

A panel suggested ­prosecutors reconsider and Bennell was charged in 2014, pleading guilty the day of his Chester crown court trial in May 2015.

He got two years and the football abuse scandal erupted the next year .

Stars speaking out on their ordeals included ex-Crewe Alexandra player Andy Woodward.

David was given this certificate from Bennell at a Butlins soccer coaching scheme

Other players, including Manchester City youth star Gary Cliffe, had read about David’s case and told police their stories. Bennell was convicted of abusing 12 victims last February.

Gary, 48, got in touch with David to hail him as an “inspiration”.

David, who works for amateur side AFC Fylde, contacted police after last year’s trial and was finally told of the confession.

When he demanded ­answers, officers confirmed a ­decision was made not to contact the boys.

David was told: “Those who were ‘admitted’ to had not been revisited after that ­interview… whether or not to do so was an individual senior ­investigating officer decision.”

The interview transcript was stored but an officer probing David’s case “did not appreciate its relevance”.

Cheshire Police accepted “this material was in its possession and these boys could and should have been contacted in 2013”.

David, training as a counsellor to help other abuse victims, said: “I fear there are a lot of people who have been abused by Bennell who will not get justice. And I can’t help but ­wonder if he could have got a 30-year sentence much earlier.

“Instead, he was free while people like me lived with the hell of what he did to us.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/barry-bennell-police-missed-chance-13847611?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar


Kit Carson pictured arriving at Cambridge magistrates court in April 2018

Kit Carson, ex-football coach accused of abuse, dies in traffic collision

Seventy-five-year-old due to stand trial accused of sexual abuse of 11 boys over 30 years

Jan 8 2019

A youth football coach and scout credited with helping launch the careers of several professional players has died in a car crash on the first day of his trial for sexual offences against 11 boys.

Kit Carson, 75, had been due to stand trial at Peterborough crown court in Cambridgeshire on 12 counts of indecent assault and one of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. The offences were alleged to have happened between 1978, when Carson was 35, and 2009.

Carson’s trial was due to begin on Monday morning but the prosecution asked for proceedings to be adjourned for 24 hours.

On Tuesday, Jeremy Benson, prosecuting, told the court Carson had died on Monday morning at 9.44am – 16 minutes before the case was listed to begin.

Benson said no other vehicle was involved in the incident and an investigation was being carried out. The prosecutor said Carson’s wife, Pauline, identified her husband’s body on Monday afternoon. The case was formally discontinued.

Police said the crash took place at Bottisham, near Cambridge, which is about 40 miles from the court building.

Carson, whose full name was Michael Sean Carson, was arrested in Cambridge in January 2017 and charged in March 2018.

One theory police were investigating to explain why he was so far from court was that he was confused over the start date of his trial.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “Police have identified a man who died following a single-vehicle crash on the A1303 at Bottisham yesterday morning (7 January).

“Michael Carson, 75, of Cambridge, was driving his red Mazda 3 at about 9.45am when it left the road and crashed into a tree. Emergency services attempted to save Mr Carson’s life but he was declared dead at the scene a short time later.

“No other vehicle or person was involved in the collision. Mr Carson was due to stand trial at Peterborough crown court, beginning yesterday, on multiple sexual assault charges. The victims have been informed and efforts are being made to contact all the witnesses.

“Anyone who saw the collision or has dash cam footage should call 101, quoting incident 100 of 7 January.”

Carson was the academy director at Peterborough United football club from 1993 until 2001 and a number of players he coached there went on to have careers in the Premier League.

The majority of the alleged indecent assault offences are said to have taken place between 1992 and 2000.

Before working at Peterborough, Carson was at Norwich City from 1983 until 1993, and had connections with other junior teams. On his LinkedIn page, he described himself as a football consultant and scout for a Finnish club. Carson left Peterborough to become head of talent development at Cambridge United in 2001 and remained there until 2005.

The first two alleged indecent assaults are said to have taken place between September 1978 and September 1980.

According to the particulars of the offences, the first alleged indecent assault happened at a hotel in the north of England. A further eight allegedly took place in or around Peterborough.

The incitement offence allegedly happened between February 2008 and February 2009 in Cambridge.

Carson had denied the offences.

Bail conditions had included Carson being barred from coaching children in the UK or travelling abroad to coach young people, and from involvement in scouting under-18s.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/08/ex-football-coach-michael-kit-carson-accused-of-abuse-dies-in-road-traffic-accident

Gerald King

Gerald King: Ex-Celtic Boys’ chairman spared jail after being found guilty of child sex abuse

Jan 7 2019

A FORMER Celtic Boys’ Club chairman convicted of sexually abusing four boys and a girl while he was employed as a teacher has been spared jail.

Gerald King, 66, taught and coached football at a primary school in the north of Glasgow during the 1980s.

One man, now 43, told how King exposed himself to him when he was getting changed before a football game and told prosecutor Adele Macdonald: “I was really embarrassed and uncomfortable”.

He told the jury: “I felt as though it was something I couldn’t escape from.”

King’s conviction last month came only weeks after Celtic Boys’ Club founder Jim Torbett was jailed for a second time for abusing three boys.

A former manager of the boys’ club, Frank Cairney, 83, was found guilty the following week at Hamilton Sheriff Court of abusing teenagers between 1965 and 1986.

After his trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court, King was convicted of five charges of using lewd and libidinous practises towards the five victims between August 1984 and April 1989.

He was also found guilty of taking indecent pictures of children in February 1987.

Today, shamed King – who was also a coach at Celtic Boys’ Club – was given a three-year probation order.

He will be supervised throughout his time on the order and must carry out 240 hours unpaid work. King will also be on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

King’s victims were between nine and 13-years-old at the time.

In evidence, he admitted taking two pictures, one of four boys in a shower with no clothes on which was later printed in the school magazine with ‘censored’ over their private parts.

He also said he took a second picture of one of the boys with no clothes on, but claimed both were entirely innocent.

Sick King denied all of the charges he faced.

https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/17340198.gerald-king-ex-celtic-boys-chairman-spared-jail-after-being-found-guilty-of-child-sex-abuse/?ref=twtrec


Former Norwich City youth coach to stand trial over child sex abuse charges

02 January 2019

Former youth football coach and scout Michael

Former youth football coach and scout Michael “Kit” Carson at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court. PIC: Joe Giddens/PA Images

A former Norwich City youth coach is to go on trial this month having been charged with the sexual abuse of 11 boys under the age of 16.

The trial of Michael “Kit” Carson, 75, is due to begin on Monday (January 7) at Peterborough Crown Court.

He has been charged with 12 counts of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The offences are alleged to have happened between 1978 and 2009 and involve 11 victims, all boys under the age of 16.

Carson, of St Bartholomew’s Court, Riverside, Cambridge, has denied all charges.

The former coach was arrested as part of the investigation into historical child sex abuse in football.

He worked at Norwich as a youth coach between 1983 and 1993, before moving to Peterborough to run their youth academy until 2001.

He then spent five years at Cambridge as their head of talent development but more recently worked at non-league Histon in Cambridgeshire.

https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk//news/crime/former-norwich-city-youth-coach-to-stand-trial-over-child-sex-abuse-charges-1-5837404?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons


ABUSE HELL

Frank Cairney branded ‘evil paedophile’ by victim who says he was abused in Celtic Park dressing room

Cairney, 83, was today convicted of sexually abusing a string of youngsters

14 dec 2018

FRANK Cairney has been branded an “evil paedophile” by one of his victims who says he was abused by the beast in a dressing room at Celtic Park.

Cairney, 83, was today convicted of sexually abusing a string of youngsters

The former coach was found guilty of abusing eight boys while running St Columba’s Boys Guild in Viewpark, Lanarkshire, and the under-16s team at Celtic Boys Club.

Cairney denied nine charges of historic sexual abuse between 1965 and 1986, branding the allegations “ludicrous”.

But a jury took under two hours to convict him of all charges at Hamilton Sheriff Court.


Late Celtic hero John Doyle ‘reported abuse claims about Frank Cairney’


After the verdict, one abuse survivor said: “Finally justice has caught up with Frank Cairney who as everyone now knows is an evil paedophile.

“He used his high standing at Celtic FC though his work with the boys clubs to gain access to innocent young boys like myself and abuse them in the most horrible way.

“Some of this abuse was carried out within the Celtic Park dressing room as well as in his car. I’m glad Cairney will now pay for his crimes and this brings a small amount of closure to myself and other victims.”

Cairney was coach at Celtic Boys Club

The Scottish Sun understands the abuse relates to Frank Cairney forcing boys to strip naked in the dressing rooms of Celtic Park before whipping them with heavy, wet towels leaving their bodies marked.

It’s also understood he submerged naked boys in ice cold metal baths while he stood leering over them.

Cairney joined Celtic Boys Club in 1971 after he was approached to run the side by Hoops legend Jock Stein.

But he used the role to prey on and molest young players, including incidents in a church hall and at Celtic’s Barrowfield training ground.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/3625884/frank-cairney-celtic-boys-club-sexual-abuse-2/

Former Celtic Boys Club boss found guilty of sex abuse

5 December 2018

Gerald King

Gerald King coached football at a primary school in the north of Glasgow during the 1980s

A former Celtic Boys Club chairman has been convicted of sexually abusing four boys and a girl in the 1980s.

Gerald King, 66, was coaching football at a primary school in the north of Glasgow when he carried out the crimes.

King was convicted of five charges of using lewd and libidinous practises towards the five victims between August 1984 and April 1989.

The case comes just weeks after Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett was jailed for abusing three boys.

After his trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court, King was told by sheriff Johanna Johnston QC: “You have been convicted of serious sexual offences against pupils when you were in a position of trust as a teacher and football coach.”

One victim, now a 43-year-old man, told how King exposed himself to him when he was getting changed before a football game.

He told prosecutor Adele Macdonald: “I was really embarrassed and uncomfortable”.

He told the jury: “I felt as though it was something I couldn’t escape from. ”

Indecent pictures

He was also found guilty of taking indecent pictures of children in February 1987.

King’s victims were between nine and 13 years old at the time.

In evidence he admitted taking two pictures, one of four boys in a shower with no clothes on which was later printed in the school magazine with ‘censored’ over their private parts.

He also said he took a second picture of one of the boys with no clothes on, but claimed both were entirely innocent.

King had denied the charges.

Another victim, now 41, described King stripping off in front of him before a football game.

Miss Macdonald asked: “How did you feel when you were standing there and he was in front of you in the same room naked?”

He answered: “Embarrassed.”

Deferred sentence

Sheriff Johnston deferred sentence until next year and continued King’s bail.

Defence counsel Gavin Anderson will give defence mitigation then.

King had worked at Torbett’s company, the Trophy Centre, but previously denied being close to him.

During his trial, Torbett named King as one of the coaches at the boys club.

Torbett was first put behind bars for two years in 1998 for abusing three former players.

Torbett was said to have been sacked from the club in 1974 when allegations surfaced against him, but was later welcomed back in 1980 until 1996.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-46460307

Jim Torbett victims’ lawyer has ‘evidence’ Celtic knew about child abuse before the 90s

Patrick McGuire who is representing 10 former Celtic Boys’ Club players has questioned Celtic’s claims.

9 NOV 2018

A lawyer representing victims of pervert Celtic Boys’ Club Jim Torbett says he has evidence officials knew about the abuse before the 90s.

Patrick McGuire, whose Glasgow firm are representing 10 former Celtic Boys’ Club players, questioned Celtic FC’s claims about when they learned of the allegations.

He said: “When was it that Celtic Football Club knew, or ought to have known, about what was going on and when should that club have taken action? Was it in the 90s? I have evidence to the contrary.”

Torbett was jailed for six years on Monday for sexually abusing three boys over an eight-year period.

He was previously jailed for abusing boys in 1998.

The 71-year-old was said to have been booted out of the boys’ club in 1974 by then Celtic boss Jock Stein.

But he was allowed back after Stein left in 1980.

They expressed “deep regret” over Torbett’s crimes but have repeatedly insisted the club is a separate entity from the boys’ club.

But McGuire added: “We are asking Celtic, in their own right, for their own past wrongs, to do the right thing.”

An abuse victim’s sister said the club were trying to dodge responsibility over Torbett.

Andrew Gray gave a statement to police about his ordeal at the hands of Torbett but tragically died last year in a swimming pool accident in Australia, aged 41.

Andrew Gray who was abused by Jim Torbett when he played for Celtic Boys’ Club

His sibling Michelle, 43, said: “We have yet to receive as much as a message of condolence in respect of Andrew’s death, never mind the abuse he suffered. To say that they were two separate clubs is nonsense.

“If that was the case, then why did Andrew play at Parkhead and have the contact that he did with the board and the first team players?”

The club said they had taken steps to develop a new code of conduct and procedures to protect young people.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/solicitor-jim-torbett-victims-evidence-13559823?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar


Jim Torbett

Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett guilty of abusing boys

5 Nov 2018

Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing three boys over an eight-year period.

Torbett, 71, was found guilty after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow. He had denied the charges.

Two victims had been in his under-14s football teams, while the third was abused by Torbett at the age of five.

Lord Beckett told Torbett: “Yours is some of the most corrupting behaviour I have ever heard of in these courts.”

He added: “Your depraved conduct towards innocent children has blighted their lives.”

The judge told Torbett that Celtic Boys Club had given opportunities to hundreds of aspiring young footballers.

But he added: “You used the club as a front for child sexual abuse.”

There were tears in the public gallery as the verdict was announced, and emotional scenes in the foyer of the court as those affected by the case embraced each other.

Jurors had heard that Torbett, of Kelvindale, Glasgow, targeted the schoolboys between August 1986 and August 1994.

His victims included youth players Kenny Campbell and Andrew Gray, who had waived their right to anonymity.

Mr Gray died last year, but statements he gave to police before his death were read out during the trial.

The third victim said he had been abused as a five-year-old when he visited the Trophy Centre in Glasgow, which was owned by Torbett.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46098908


Ex-football coach Jim Torbett on trial accused of historic sex abuse of four young boys in Glasgow

Torbett, 71, denies a total of nine offences of sexually abuse allegedly committed between August 1985 and August 1994

22 Oct 2018

A MAN went on trial today accused of historic sexual abuse of four young boys.

James Torbett, 71, from Glasgow, denies a total of nine offences of sexually abuse allegedly committed between August 1985 and August 1994.

Defence QC Tony Graham lodged a special defence of alibi in relation to a charge alleged to have taken place between June 1985 and June 1986.

Torbett is alleged to have first sexually abused the boys when they were aged four, 12, 12, and 13.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in a number of locations including Barrowfield Football Ground in Glasgow’s London Road, at Torbett’s home, a dormitory in France as well as training facilities in Glasgow’s west end and factory premises at The Trophy Centre in Pollokshaws, Glasgow.

Prosecutor Sheena Fraser said: “The trial is set down for 10 days, but it may be less than that.”

No evidence has been heard yet.

The trial before judge Lord Beckett continues.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/3384318/jim-torbett-trial-child-sex-abuse-football/

FA sex abuse inquiry: Delay in independent review

26 Sept 2108

The independent review into child sex abuse allegations in football has been delayed indefinitely because of a pending retrial and further allegations in the Barry Bennell case.

The scandal has been described as one of the biggest crises in the history of the Football Association.

“Due to the ongoing criminal investigations and prosecutions it has not been possible for all those who want to speak to the review to be able to do so,” said Clive Sheldon QC, who is leading the investigation.

“Whilst I had hoped and expected to complete my review this autumn, I believe this extension will ensure many more individuals who want to engage with the review will be able to do so.

“It is essential that the review is as comprehensive as possible.”

It is not known how long the delay will be as it is dependent on the criminal matters being resolved.

In February, Bennell was sentenced to 31 years in prison for abusing 12 boys, seven of whom were linked to Crewe Alexandra.

Another coach, Bob Higgins, was found guilty in July of indecently assaulting a young trainee.

He was found not guilty of another count of the same offence. The jury in his case did not reach verdicts on 48 other counts of the same charge and was dismissed.

The prosecution said it would seek a retrial. Higgins denied all the charges involving 24 complainants, most of whom were Southampton and Peterborough trainees.

Sheldon was asked by the FA in 2016 to look into historical sexual abuse in the sport following a series of allegations by former players.

The review is looking into what the FA and clubs knew and did about allegations of child sexual abuse between 1970 and 2005.

Sheldon has been in “close and constant co-operation” with Operation Hydrant – the police operation looking into the issue – and had hoped to submit his final report at the end of September.

“However, the retrial of Bob Higgins, and the fact that there is an ongoing investigation into allegations against Barry Bennell, has required Mr Sheldon QC to review this position,” police said.

A statement added that Sheldon had “decided that he should not finalise his review until he has had the opportunity to speak to more individuals associated with the re-trial of Bob Higgins and the outcome into the police investigation into allegations against Barry Bennell, and to receive and analyse any other information about abuse in football that may emerge over the coming months”.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45653117

Jailed football coach Barry Bennell may face further abuse charges

6 Sept 2018

  • Police get go-ahead to put together a case for CPS
  • Trial judge questioned merits of more criminal proceedings

Barry Bennell, the former football coach who is serving a 30-year prison sentence as an “industrial-scale child molester”, is facing the possibility of more criminal proceedings for the sexual abuse of players from the junior set-ups of Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.

Detectives investigating Bennell’s crimes are putting together a case for the Crown Prosecution Service with a view to imposing charges relating to some of the alleged victims who are still waiting to hear whether their complaints will go to court. As of January, 86 cases were outstanding, with at least 97 people – though possibly more now – reporting Bennell on the back of the interview Andy Woodward, the former Crewe footballer, gave to the Guardian in November 2016, detailing the years of abuse he suffered in the club’s youth system.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/06/jailed-football-coach-barry-bennell-may-face-further-abuse-charges?CMP=share_btn_tw

There’s no doubt a paedophile ring was operating at Celtic at this time. The cover up from the media has been shameful.

When’s the rest of the ring up.

https://twitter.com/PA/status/1028958268520054784

Ex Celtic youth coach Jim McCafferty, 72, jailed for three years and nine months after pleading guilty to eight counts of sexual assault

13 Aug 2018

McCafferty, formerly of Raby Street in Belfast, will serve half the sentence in custody and the remaining half on licence

A former Celtic Football Club youth coach has been jailed for three years and nine months after admitting eight counts of sexual assault.

Jim McCafferty, 72, initially pleaded not guilty to a series of sexual offences against the same boy over a three-year period before December 2015, but changed his plea to guilty on the morning his trial began at Belfast Crown Court in May 2018.

During sentencing, Judge Patricia Smyth told McCafferty that what he had considered “a bit of fun” had had a significant impact on his victim.

McCafferty, formerly of Raby Street in Belfast, will serve half of the sentence in custody and the remaining half on licence.

The offences took place over a three-year period from December 2012 to December 2015 when McCafferty was aged from 66 to 68 and his victim was aged between 14 and 16.

Judge Smyth said: “You abused trust placed in you by his family… assaulting him in your home and his home. The impact on your victim and his family has been significant.

“There are other factors in the victim’s life that had rendered him vulnerable.”

Judge Smyth also told the court that McCafferty had only apologised to his victim because he had been advised to and said he continued to regard his behaviour as having been “a bit of fun for the victim”.

McCafferty, who lived in Glasgow before moving to Northern Ireland in recent years, will remain on the sexual offenders register for an “indefinite period” and has been banned from working with children in any capacity.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/former-celtic-youth-coach-jim-mccafferty-jailed-after-admitting-to-eight-counts-of-sexual-assault-37210556.html

FA sex abuse inquiry finds no evidence of conspiracy or cover-up

26 July 2018

The man leading an investigation into historical sex abuse for the


Football Association has found no evidence of an institutionalised conspiracy, the BBC understands.

Clive Sheldon QC began his independent inquiry in 2016 following a series of allegations by former players.

He hopes to submit his final report at the end of September, and it is now unlikely he will conclude there was organised abuse or a cover-up of the kind alleged in other institutions like the Church of England.

However, Sheldon is still expected to find that there were failings by both individuals and clubs, and next month he will write to those he intends to comment on, giving them a chance to defend themselves.

The legal process of giving criticised witnesses the right to respond – known as ‘Maxwellisation’ – is expected to last around a month.

An inquiry spokesman said: “Over the summer the review team will be writing to institutions and individuals to provide them with an opportunity to respond to comments Clive Sheldon QC may make about them in his final report to the FA board.

“The review team are expecting to send those letters out shortly and will expect to hear back within weeks.”

It is thought around 12 clubs will form the basis of Sheldon’s findings, likely to include the likes of Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Chelsea and Aston Villa.

All the clubs from whom he requested a ‘structured report’ into how they handled allegations of abuse have now cooperated with the inquiry.

In March, Crewe said they would scrap plans for their own independent review into abuse by former coach Barry Bennell.

In February, Bennell was sentenced to 31 years in prison for abusing 12 boys, seven of whom were linked to the Cheshire club.

So far Sheldon has met 35 victims, and reviewed the testimony of more than 100 individuals.

Investigators have sifted through 13,000 documents in the FA archives – adding up to 1.3 million pages – as part of their search for data relating to safeguarding procedures and child protection cases.

Some 500 case management files – not all relating to child abuse – are thought to contain relevant information.

The inquiry team has also had access to documents held in the archives of the Premier League and the English Football League.

On Thursday the chief executive of the Scottish FA apologised for the abuse young players suffered in the past.

Ian Maxwell was responding to an 18-month investigation which found child protection policies are “not fit for purpose” and must change to prevent future cases of abuse.

The most recent police figures from March showed 849 alleged victims had come forward since former Crewe player Andy Woodward first spoke to the Guardian newspaper and the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme about the abuse he suffered.

Operation Hydrant, the specialist police unit in charge of the operation, has identified 300 suspects and a number of court cases involving professional clubs are under way.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44973658

Martin Walkerdine‏@mwalkerdine

FA sex abuse inquiry finds no evidence of conspiracy or cover-up ( Do people believe this ? )

Ex-football coach faces retrial over indecent assault charges

23 July 2018

Former football coach Bob Higgins is to face a retrial after a jury found him guilty of one count of indecent assault and not guilty of another but failed to reach verdicts on the remaining 48 charges.

The 65-year-old, from Southampton, Hampshire, was convicted of the single charge by the jurors following an eight-week trial at Winchester Crown Court.

Higgins was found guilty of indecently assaulting complainant M, one of 24 alleged victims, in his car. He was cleared of an alleged assault on complainant G during a training session.

Judge Jonathan Fuller QC thanked the jurors for their service and told them: “I am going to discharge you from giving verdicts on the remaining counts.

“Thank you very much for the efforts and hard work you have put into this case over the last eight weeks.”

Adam Feest QC, prosecuting, told the court that a retrial is likely to be held on the remaining counts in February 2019.

Higgins, who ran the schoolboy coaching programmes for Southampton Football Club and Peterborough United, was accused during the trial of 50 counts of indecent assault against 24 complainants dating between 1971 and 1996.

The defendant was released on conditional bail.

http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/national/16372162.Ex-football_coach_faces_retrial_over_indecent_assault_charges/


 

 Bob Higgins trial: Coach denies using gifts to groom boys

10 July 2018

Bob Higgins

A former football coach has denied using gifts and threats to “manipulate and groom” trainees in order to sexually abuse them.

Bob Higgins, 65, told a jury he was never alone with any youth player at Southampton or Peterborough United over the course of nearly two decades.

Under cross-examination, he denied putting trainees “under his spell”.

At Winchester Crown Court, Mr Higgins denies 50 counts of indecent assault against boys between 1971 and 1996.

Most of the 24 alleged victims are former youth players at the two clubs.

Prosecutor Adam Feest QC told the court the defendant was a “manipulative person as far as… trainees are concerned”.

‘Second dad’

He threatened one alleged victim with the police and gave another a piece of football kit to gain his affection, Mr Feest said.

The defendant denied the suggestions.

He accepted though his relationship with boys could be “intense, in a football way”.

“You would know which boy’s father was away, which boy came from a troubled background,” Mr Feest said.

Mr Higgins said some called him “second dad” because “that was how they felt”, but he denied selecting boys to abuse.

Mr Feest suggested the ex-coach had “supreme influence” over “teenagers desperate to be professionals” through his power to recommend them for contracts.

Asked about soap-water massages given to trainees, Mr Higgins said he learned the technique from a TV programme about former England and Leeds United manager Don Revie.

‘Lot of soap’

“Did you ever stop to think, ‘Is it appropriate for me to be massaging a young naked boy in this way?’,” Mr Feest asked.

“No,” Mr Higgins replied.

“You accept there was a risk of touching a boy in an intimate place?” the prosecutor continued.

“I might have brushed them. There was a lot of soap on the player,” Mr Higgins said.

The trial continues.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44783789


Youth coach George Ormond guilty of sexually abusing boys

3 July 2018

A youth football coach who went on to work for Newcastle United has been convicted of a string of sex abuse offences spanning 25 years.

George Ormond “used his position of power” to abuse 18 boys and young men between 1973 and 1998, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

The 62-year-old had denied all charges but was convicted of 35 charges of indecent assault and one of indecency.

At the end of the six-week trial, he was cleared of two further charges.

Ormond will be sentenced on Wednesday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-44681731

James Torbett: Glasgow pensioner on trial accused of sexually abusing boys at football ground

26 June 2018

A pensioner has gone on trial accused of sexually abusing boys at a football ground and training facility.

James Torbett, known as Jim, faces 12 charges of abusing six boys, aged from four to 17 on the dates in question, one of whom has since died.

The alleged abuse spans from 1970 to 1994 and is said to have taken place at various locations including Barrowfield Football Ground in London Road and Scotstoun Football Training Facility, both Glasgow.

Abuse is also alleged to have occured at a a further football training facility in Bristol, school premises in Scotland, at a dormitories in France and Belgium, at factory premises in Shawbridge Street in Glasgow, at locations in Blackpool and London and in motor vehicles.

The 71-year-old from Glasgow denies all the charges against him, which include inducing boys to perform sexual acts and placing money in the mouth of one alleged victim.

Torbett is also accused of grabbing hold of the private parts of a boy aged between four and six and threatening him, and on another occasion making him perform oral sex.

He is further accused of removing the clothes and underwear of a boy aged 11 or 12 at Barrowfield Football Ground and watching him and two other boys enter the showers.

He has lodged a defence of abili for one charge, of sexually abusing the same boy in a vehicle on the M8 motorway in Glasgow between dates in 1985 and 1986, claiming to have been in New York on that occasion.

The trial at the High Court in Glasgow heard agreed evidence that the police seized mobile phones from Torbett and one alleged victim in May last year, which have now been forensically examined.

The court also heard the alleged victim who has since died provided six statements to the police.

The trial, before Judge Tom Hughes, continues today.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/16313965.Glasgow_pensioner__71__on_trial_accused_of_sexually_abusing_boys_at_football_ground/#comments-anchor


Barry Bennell survivors welcome rejection of appeal against jail term

High court judges turn down appeal by former football coach who abused young players

20 June 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/20/barry-bennell-victims-welcome-rejection-of-appeal-against-jail-term?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09

 Convicted paedophile James ‘Jim’ Torbett is at the Glasgow High Court on Monday 25th of June 2018 – Dedicated Floating Trial

‘Trusted’ Newcastle United football coach abused 19 children over 24 years – enforcing ‘no pants’ rule on young players and telling one boy ‘you want to play football, this is what happens’, court hears

George Ormond(pictured outside Newcastle Magistrates Court) 61, is accused of 29 historic child sex offences and abusing his position of power between 1973 and 1998

  • George Ormond accused of 29 child sexual offences between 1973 and 1998

A ‘trusted’ youth football coach at Newcastle United is accused of abusing 19 children over a 24-year-period, enforcing a ‘no underpants’ rule at training and telling the youngsters they wouldn’t be believed if they told anyone.

George Ormond, 61, is accused of 29 historic child sex offences and abusing his position of power between 1973 and 1998.

He denies the charges and faces trial by jury at Newcastle Crown Court.

The court heard he told young players: ‘You want to play football, you want to play for me, this is what happens. Tell anybody, they won’t believe you, I am trusted more than you.’

Ormond denies sexually assaulting young boys throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, , with 19 former youngsters under his care making accusations against him in a trial that will last six weeks.

The court heard Ormond helped to run a successful boys’ team in the Newcastle area and progressed to Newcastle United’s youth set-up in the 1990s.

Murdering paedophile Brian Beattie – protected:

http://www.thecelticwiki.com/page/The+Murder+of+Lawrence+Haggart%2C+1996

Kitman Jim McCafferty’s sordid sex abuse allegations go back 20 years

The coach and kitman has been linked to sex abuse as far back as two decades ago andwas a potential suspect in the brutal murder of a teenager footballer.

7 DEC 2016

Jim McCafferty was considered by police as potential Lawrence Haggart murder suspect

Jim McCafferty has never been convicted for his crimes against boys.

But the coach and kitman was linked to sex abuse as far back as 20 years ago.

In 1996, the Record revealed he quit his role as kitman at Celtic over mysterious “allegations”.

Then in 2005, police papers revealed he’d been considered a potential suspect in the hammer murder of Hoops starlet Lawrence Haggart.

Jim McCafferty leaves Celtic in 1996

McCafferty worked at a number of youth football clubs and junior sides before he began scouting for Celtic in the late 80s.

During that time, he acquired a number of talented young players from Northern Ireland for the Hoops.

He later became the club’s kitman in 1994 and was involved in their youth side in 1995-6.

 

But allegations into teen sex abuse led to his resignation from the club and flight to Ireland. It came in the wake of the Celtic Boys Club scandal when former player Alan Brazil lifted the lid on sex abuse decades earlier.

Weeks after the 1996 story about McCafferty emerged, Celtic youth star Lawrence, 14, was murdered and set alight in his own home. Convicted paedophile Brian Beattie was later convicted of the crime.

Jim McCafferty quits Falkirk job in 2005

McCafferty eventually returned from Ireland and joined Hibs as kitman. He later joined Falkirk in the same role.

But sister paper the Sunday Mail revealed McCafferty quit the Bairns after the claims caught up with him.

Secret police documents also showed he was once a potential suspect in Lawrence’s murder.

The report said McCafferty was a regular visitor to the Haggart home in Larbert, Stirlingshire, and had phoned the house on the day of the murder.

But police were criticised for their mishandling of the case.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/jim-mccaffertys-sordid-past-goes-9406113

Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09

COPS FRAME SHAME; Secret police report slams murder squad officers who tried to fit up 12-year-old for the death of his brother.

A SENIOR police officer has claimed detectives faked diaries and planted evidence in a bid to frame a 12-year-old for the murder of his older brother.

A secret police report released last week brands the murder squad who investigated the death of 14-year-old Lawrence Haggart criminal and incompetent.

The report by James Mackay, the then assistant chief constable of Tayside Police, shows officers became so obsessed with nailing Lawrence’s young brother Dennis for the crime that they ignored the true killer – serial paedophile Brian Beattie.

Lawrence was battered in his own home as he lay sleeping on the sofa and then set on fire by Beattie.

The report says detectives found a hammer and petrol in Beattie’s van – but accepted his alibi that he had been out cruising for gay sex in Edinburgh.

The Mackay report reveals how police# Faked entries in an official diary of the murder inquiry at a later date.

  •  Failed to carry out basic searches of paedophile killer Brian Beattie’s criminal record.
  •  Contaminated the crime scene and destroyed evidence.
  •  ‘Discovered’ a hammer sitting in the Haggart family’s kitchen – after their home had already been searched NINE times.
  •  Did not even consider a sexual motive for the murder.
  •  Lost a possible murder weapon and ignored another in the killer’s car.

The shocking report was ordered after claims police attempted to frame Lawrence’s brother Dennis for the killing It has remained secret for seven years but was released last week to Lawrence’s dad Larry under new Freedom of Information rules.

Lawrence was battered by killer Brian Beattie who had simply walked in to the family home in Larbert, Stirlingshire.

But police wrongly suspected Lawrence’s brother Dennis.

In his report Mackay includes the damning statement: ‘Clearly there were matters of a disciplinary nature and also aspects of the murder investigation which may have been considered criminal.’

The Mackay report reveals a catalogue of astonishing incompetence by the murder team led by Detective Superintendent Jim Winning and Inspector John Bunyan.

They spent almost 18 months trying to pin the murder on Dennis and his older brother John, then 16. They did question Beattie – but ignored his track record for attacking boys in their homes.

A new team, led by Superintendent Joe Holden, was appointed and they nailed Beattie who is now serving a minimum of 15 years. Winning retired through ill-health while Bunyan had his knuckles rapped.

The report suggests police planted a potential murder weapon – a hammer – in the Haggart house to fit in with their theory that the killer was his brother.

The report says: ‘On 22 March 1996, two officers recover a hammer. This apparently significant find came after the house had already been searched nine times. They found a hammer with a head hair adhering to it. At the time this was a potential murder weapon and a significant find.

‘The officers who searched the kitchen on 18 March were confident the hammer was not there during their search.’

One detective sergeant who made the bizarre ‘find’, Bob Beveridge, was disciplined with colleague Alan Stewart and later booted out of CID.

Mackay also reveals how detectives faked entries in their own diary of the murder inquiry. They blundered by referring to Lawrence as ‘the deceased’ before his death.

Mackay states: ‘There are four references to the ‘deceased’ Lawrence Haggart purporting to be made on 16 March 1996 but he did not die until the following day.

‘Retrospective entries had been made which further compromises its contents and integrity.’

Mackay reveals how officers lost a piece of green metal which may have been used to murder the teenager.

Officers claimed they had logged it with a production room at Falkirk police office but staff there denied it.

Mackay also slates the decision to name Dennis as the person responsible for the murder in a report to the fiscal.

He said: ‘Police information against Dennis Haggart was devoid of any evidence.’

The team did not even consider the likelihood the killing was sexually motivated. Mackay states: ‘A pair of pants was the only article being worn by Lawrence Haggart at the time of his discovery.

‘This article was never sent for examination.

‘This was a significant oversight particularly when these pants yielded a number of hairs when examined during the review inquiry.’

The document also reveals how Beattie, finally convicted of the murder, was a walking timebomb.

He was jailed in 1994 for breaking into a house in Stenhousemuir and indecently assaulting and abducting a young man. While in jail, Beattie ‘spoke of ‘wishing he had killed the young man afterwards so that he wouldn’t get caught In June 1994 social workers warned Beattie was ‘considered a very high risk of reoffending’.

Officers knew of his history of sex attacks on male youths and fire-raising.

Mackay says: ‘No checks were carried out on Beattie during the murder inquiry.

‘It was not until January 1997 that Beattie’s criminal record was accessed.’ Beattie was quizzed by police and two officers searched his car and caravan but ignored a petrol container and a hammer.

The officers then went to Lawrence’s home where they took samples and risked contaminating the scene.

Fire officers were in the living room for 90 minutes after the blaze – destroying fingerprint and footprint evidence.

Police photographs of the scene showed a glass bottle in the kitchen.

Mackay says: ‘Beattie is known to have struck a previous victim over the head with such a bottle yet this fact appears to have been overlooked.’

The force has made a public apology and paid pounds 20,000 compensation to Dennis and John.

But they refuse to release sections of the report dealing with the criminal probe against murder squad officers.

Last week Larry Haggart appealed against the decision to keep secret the final pieces of the Mackay report

The Mackay report:

The secret police report condemns the way murder squad officers investigated the death of Lawrence Haggart. Assistant chief constable James Mackay revealed how they#Faked entries in official diary of the murder inquiry at a later date.

# Failed to carry out basic searches of paedophile killer Brian Beattie’s criminal record.

# Contaminated the crime scene and destroyed evidence # ‘Discovered’ a hammer in the Haggart family’s kitchen – after their home had already been searched NINE times. #Did not even consider a sexual motive for the murder.

# Lost a potential murder weapon and ignored another in the boot of the killer’s car

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Sunday+Mail+News+Special%3A+COPS+FRAME+SHAME%3B+Secret+police+report…-a0132820408

Police fury as retiral saves chief from action

THERE was anger last night after it was revealed that the police officer who led the original, discredited inquiry into the murder of young footballer Lawrence Haggart is to escape punishment.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12344134.Police_fury_as_retiral_saves_chief_from_action/

30 “Lifers” get early release from prison each year

May 13, 2012

But families of victims are furious about the early release policy.

The father of Lawrence Haggart spoke out after it was revealed his son’s killer was released after just 15 years, despite having been handed a life sentence.

Larry Haggart said it would be his “worst nightmare” if he ever came in contact with paedophile Brian Beattie, who killed Lawrence in their family home in Stirlingshire, 1996.

http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2012/05/13/30-lifers-get-early-release-from-prison-each-year/

Helping Larry Haggart’s  family led to trial, claims cleared man. A TYCOON cleared of rape claims he had to undergo the ordeal of a High Court trial as payback for helping a murder victim s family.

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/rape-trial-was-payback-claims-tycoon-1-292845

Ex-Celtic coach Jim McCafferty pleads guilty to child sex abuse

May 21 2018

A former Celtic Football Club kit man who was accused of abusing a boy admitted the charges against him – just as his trial was due to start.

Jim McCafferty, 72, had previously pleaded “not guilty” but changed his plea at Laganside Courts in Belfast.

He was accused of a series of sexual offences against the same boy over a three-year period before December 2015.

Defence barrister Patrick Taylor asked the court this morning to put the eight charges to him again.

McCafferty replied, “Guilty, your honour” to the first charge and accepted the seven other charges.

Worked at Hibernian

 

McCafferty, whose address was listed as Raby Street in south Belfast, was arrested in December 2016.

He previously lived in Glasgow and worked at Celtic more than 20 years ago.

He also worked at a number of other Scottish clubs, including Hibernian, before moving to Northern Ireland in recent years.

He is not believed to have worked in football in Belfast in any capacity.

He is due to be sentenced next month.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-44194256?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Chelsea issue secret payout to alleged sexual abuse victim of former scout

Victim was allegedly abused by ex-chief scout Eddie Heath
Club reached out-of-court settlement and details not disclosed
17 May 2018

Chelsea have become the first club to issue a payout to an alleged victim since the full extent of football’s sex abuse scandal was exposed but risk drawing criticism for not making the compensation deal public.

The club have reached an out-of-court settlement with a junior player who was allegedly abused by Chelsea’s former chief scout Eddie Heath but declined to comment on the specifics of the deal. They have previously been condemned for paying £50,000 to another former player, Gary Johnson, in effect to buy his silence.

Chelsea would not disclose how much money was paid to the alleged victim, who claimed Heath sexually abused him at the club’s old training ground in Mitcham, south London. The payment was made by the club’s insurers rather than directly by Chelsea. Heath died in the mid-1980s but former Chelsea players have since come forward to allege he abused them in the showers after training sessions and games.

He was said to have cynically targeted boys with single mothers and offered to give them a lift to and from the training ground to allow himself the opportunity to carry out the abuse. He became known as the “man in the van” because he would drive young players around on such a regular basis.

Chelsea will be keen to avoid appearing like they are attempting to conceal any compensation payments after they were widely denounced for making Johnson sign a confidentiality clause. Johnson, who went on to play for the club’s first team, said he was abused by Heath hundreds of times in the 1970s. He approached Chelsea in 2015 looking for compensation and alleged the club attempted to sweep the incident under the carpet. They offered him £50,000 and made him sign a confidentiality clause, in effect paying for his silence.

Legal experts have predicted the final cost of compensation for abuse victims across British football could reach more than £100m. As of 31 December 2017, the number of football sex abuse victims was 839 with 294 alleged suspects and 334 clubs impacted. Those figures are according to Operation Hydrant, the police investigation into allegations of non-recent child sex abuse.

In February the former football coach Barry Bennell was jailed for 30 years after being found guilty of subjecting junior players from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences. The trial cost £750,000 but Manchester City have already spent over £1m on their own inquiry. They have received claims from a number of Bennell’s former players and hired two of Manchester’s biggest legal firms. Gary Cliffe, who waived his right to anonymity, is one of the people taking legal action against the club.

City also had a representative for their own legal team inside Liverpool crown court observing during every day of the Bennell trial. Bennell has appealed against the sentence and a date for an appeal hearing is being fixed. City have also been in contact with the family of Mark Hazeldine. Hazeldine, who had been a youth star at City and was previously coached by Bennell, took his own life in 2006. His family and friends have said that they fear he was abused when Bennell took him alone to Spain aged 12.

The Football Association is conducting its own internal review concurrently, led by Clive Sheldon QC. The aim is to find out what officials and clubs knew about potential abuse and when, looking at documents from 1970 to 2005. It is reviewing 6,000 files flagged as relevant during an initial review of more than 3,000 boxes from the FA’s archive. The governing body has also taken the accounts of more than 100 survivors of football-related abuse and received contributions from over 50 other relevant people. Chelsea declined to comment when contacted by the Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/17/chelsea-payout-sexual-abuse-victim?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet


 

Rangers abuse claim victim told to contact liquidators for compensation

16 May 2018

A former youth footballer who says he was sexually abused by a Rangers coach has been told by the club he should pursue his complaint with liquidators.

The man claims he was abused within the Ibrox stadium by Gordon Neely who was head of youth development in the 1980s.

But the alleged victim has been told by lawyers for Rangers that the duty of care is not with the current owners.

They said that when the abuse took place Rangers were owned by a different company which was now in liquidation.

The man, who is in his 40s, was offered help in accessing counselling services, but no apology was made in correspondence from the club’s lawyers.

Alleged abuser now dead

An email sent to the solicitors of David – not his real name – explained: “You will understand that there have been many changes affecting Rangers over the last several years.

“The company which owned Rangers Football Club…. which you refer to as owing duties of care to your client will have been the company then called The Rangers Football Club PLC and now called RFC 2012 Limited.

“That company is currently in liquidation but we do have the liquidators’ contact details and can provide that information if it will assist.”

Last year the BBC revealed a catalogue of alleged abuse by Neely at various clubs, but he died in 2014 before facing justice.

He was in youth development at Hibs in 1983 and then moved to a similar role at Rangers in 1986.

Gordon Neely

That is where he came into contact with 11-year-old David.

He spoke to the BBC about his boyhood dream of playing at Ibrox: “I came from a working class family to be invited in your full Rangers tracksuit and shown about the stadium, walking up the marble stair case. It was a huge, huge event for me and my family.”

David trained at the club for three years, but he said his encounter with Neely in his youth would have a terrible and lasting impact on his life.

‘My life basically fell apart’

He explained: “[An] injury I was carrying was having a detrimental effect on my game and I was basically summoned to Gordon Neely’s room, within the confines of Ibrox.

“He asked me to lay up on top of like a blue medical table, sort of dark, dark blue and he started rubbing my thigh, even though my injury was my hamstring.

“That happened for a minute or two, discussing the in and outs of why I wasn’t playing so well. He then asked me to stand up and bend over the medical table and take my shorts down.”

David says he was then sexually assaulted by Neely.

He added: “I’ve racked my brain for years and years to think ‘was this a normal thing to do?’ Obviously I know now that it’s not.

“My life basically fell apart that night. Everything changed, everything changed that night. The heart went out of me for playing football, academically I stopped doing so well at school.”

Almost two years ago, David, who is a season ticket holder at Ibrox, spoke to a solicitor about the alleged abuse and was advised to make a claim against Rangers.

Rangers’ lawyers said the club offered its “deepest concern”, however, it made it clear that any compensation claim would be for the liquidators of the company which had previously owned the club.

David told the BBC: “My issue’s always been that they may be a …different legal entity, but they’re still the same club. And although they don’t have the same maybe liability legally, certainly morally they’re still the same club.”

A statement from Rangers Football Club said they would “co-operate fully” with all those who had a “genuine interest” in seeking to protect children and “addressing the wrongs” of what had happened in the past.

‘Cheap and nasty attacks’

It said that both the Scottish FA and Police Scotland had been informed of the matter.

The statement added: “It is vital matters are dealt with sensitively and with proper care and regard for those involved.

“We will not respond to questions that seek to turn allegations of desperate and deplorable conduct from three or more decades ago into cheap and nasty attacks on Rangers Football Club, and those of its employees who now have to attend to such difficult matters.”

I’d like them [Rangers] to realise the impact that it’s had and get an apology off them face-to-face. That’s my real goal.”

David, who says he was abused aged 11

Pat Mair from Scottish charity Talk Now which counsels victims of sexual abuse has worked with adults who suffered in childhood.

She said: “The survivors are looking for acknowledgment, they’re looking for communication with the football clubs where they were abused.

“The abuse happened at Rangers Football Club but they are not taking any responsibility and it’s as if they’re not accountable for it.”

David said he wanted “someone from Rangers” to contact him so he could tell them his story.

He went on: “And I’d like them to sit there and listen to me and realise the impact that it’s had and get an apology off them face-to-face. That’s my real goal.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44126217


 

Former football coach denies historical sex abuse charges

15 May 2018

A former youth football coach has denied a string of historical child sex abuse charges

Kit Carson

Kit Carson, who’s 74 and used to be youth manager at Norwich, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court to deny all 13 charges.

The offences are alleged to have happened between 1978 and 2009.

Carson also worked for Peterborough United and Cambridge United.

A date for his trial has yet to be set.

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-05-15/former-football-coach-denies-historic-sex-abuse-charges/



Graham Rix

Martin Henry – The head of the footie inquiry, The church & the paedophile ring. – part 1


Former Southampton youth football coach, 64, faces 50 charges of historic sexual abuse of 24 victims

  • Bob Higgins, 64, denies historic sexual offences against boys under the age of 17
  • Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard alleged offences date from 1970 to 1996 
  • Alleged offences are against boys he came into contact with through football

 

 

Former Southampton youth football coach Bob Higgins will face 50 counts of historic sexual offences against 24 victims, a court heard today.

The 64-year-old denies all the offences, relating to his time as a coach at Southampton and Peterborough United spread over 30 years.

Higgins is alleged to have committed the offences, which include indecent assaults and attempted indecent assaults, against boys who he mainly came in to contact with through football.

Today at Salisbury Crown Court, Wilts, it was heard the former coach will face 50 counts of historic sexual offences against boys under the age of 17.

All the alleged offences are said to have taken place over a 26 year period between 1970 and 1996.

Higgins, of Southampton, Hants, was not required to attend the pre-trial review hearing today.

Prosecutor Adam Feest QC said Higgins’ defence team would be making an application to split the case in to three parts before the trial began.

He said: ‘We understand the defence will make an application of severence.

‘This will be an application to split the trial into three.’

Judge Jonathan Fuller QC said he would hear the application from Charles Gabb, defending, and any arguments against this from Mr Feest on May 24 at Bournemouth Crown Court, Dorset.

Several police forces in the UK launched wide-ranging investigations into sexual abuse in football in November and a dedicated NSPCC helpline for football received 860 calls in its first week.

Southampton FC has cooperated with Hampshire Police as part of Operation Quantum since a ‘significant and complex investigation’ began in December, when several players came forward to allege they were abused.

It is not known whether these allegations of abuse were related to Higgins.

In a statement released in December, the club said: ‘Hampshire Police and Southampton Football Club are committed to working together to investigate any historical allegations that may be brought to light in the Hampshire area.

‘The club has informed Hampshire Police that we will offer our full support to any investigation they undertake, for as long as it takes, and with our full focus.

‘The club works closely and tirelessly with the Premier League to promote the safeguarding of children and young people who are under our care or using our facilities, and their well-being is paramount to all staff.’



Football coach Kit Carson pleads not guilty to child sexual offences

Scout, 74, faces multiple charges over alleged offences between 1978 and 2009

Kit Carson leaves Cambridge magistrates court where he pleaded not guilty.
Kit Carson leaves Cambridge magistrates court where he pleaded not guilty. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

A youth football coach and scout credited with helping launch the careers of several professional players has appeared in court charged with sexual offences against 11 boys.

Kit Carson, 74, pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of indecent assault and one of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The offences are alleged to have happened between 1978, when Carson was 35, and 2009.

Seven of the indecent assault charges relate to boys under 14 and four under 16. The incitement charge involves a boy aged between 13 and 15.

Carson, whose full name is Michael Sean Carson, was arrested in his home city of Cambridge in January 2017 and charged in March this year.

He was the academy director at Peterborough football club from 1993 until 2001 and a number of players he coached there went on to have careers in the Premier League.

The bulk of the alleged indecent assault offences are said to have taken place between 1992 and 2000.

Before working at Peterborough, Carson was at Norwich City from 1983 until 1993, and he has connections with other junior teams. On his LinkedIn page, he described himself as a football consultant and scout for a Finnish club. Carson left Peterborough to become head of talent development at Cambridge United in 2001 and remained there until 2005.

The first two alleged indecent assaults are said to have taken place between September 1978 and September 1980.

According to the particulars of the offences, the first alleged indecent assault happened at a hotel in the north of England. Another eight allegedly took place in or around Peterborough.

The incitement offence allegedly happened between February 2008 and February 2009 in Cambridge.

Carson stood in a glass-fronted dock at Cambridge magistrates court to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

Asked how he pleaded to the 12 charges, Carson replied: “Not guilty.”

Bail conditions were kept in place, which include Carson being barred from coaching children in the UK or travelling abroad to coach young people, and from involvement in scouting under-18s.

The magistrate told Carson the court had declined jurisdiction and he would next appear at Peterborough crown court on 15 May. Reporting restrictions were not lifted.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/17/football-coach-kit-carson-pleads-not-guilty-to-child-sexual-offences


Barry Bennell appeals against 30-year prison sentence for sexual offences

Former football coach seeks lighter punishment
64-year-old faces complaints from around 90 former players

19 Apr 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/10/barry-bennell-appeal-against-30-year-sentence?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Deborah Davies‏ @DDaviesAJ


Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Just the tip of a very large iceberg

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One of William McAlpine’s fellow directors at Fairbridge in Scotland was James Torbett of the Celtic boys club scandal

Ex-Celtic coach James Torbett to stand trial charged with historical sex abuse of SIX boys

6 Apr 2018

FORMER Celtic Boys Club coach and founder James Torbett is to stand trial charged with historic sexual abuse of six young boys.

The 70 year-old today faced the allegations during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Torbett, of the city’s Kelvindale, faces a total of 12 charges spanning from January 1970 to August 1994.

The boys mentioned are said to have been aged between four and 14 when Torbett is first accused of abusing them.

A number of locations are listed on the indictment including Barrowfield Football Ground in Glasgow’s London Road, where Celtic used to train.

Offences are said to have occurred at Torbett’s home, dormitories in Belgium and France as well as training facilities in Glasgow’s west end and Bristol, England.

Prosecutors also list “factory premises” known as The Trophy Centre in the city’s Pollokshaws.

Torbett’s QC Tony Graham today pled not guilty on his behalf to the charges.

Judge Lady Stacey set a trial due to begin in June. The case could last up to 10 days.

Bail for Torbett was continued meantime.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/16139814.Ex_Celtic_coach_James_Torbett_to_stand_trial_charged_with_historical_sex_abuse_of_SIX_boys/

Torbett faces a total of 12 charges spanning some 24 years and involving children as young as four.

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/former-celtic-boys-club-coach-14495376

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09 

Whilst Gerry McCann was the Celtic doctor in the mid 90’s, Celtic youth player Lawrence Haggart was murdered / died on the 17th March 1996. Tommy Burns was Celtic manager from 1994 until 1997. Jim McCafferty was the Celtic scout / youth coach / kitman from 1990 until (May) 1996.

GERRY McCANN & THE CELTIC FC PAEDOPHILE RING

https://spidercatweb.blog/2018/07/31/mccann-celtic-fc-paedo-ring/


Crewe excluded from regional awards for handling of Barry Bennell scandal

League Two club to be barred from Northwest Football Awards
Crewe council prepares to pass motion against Alexandra

Mar 10 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/10/crewe-barry-bennell-excluded-northwest-football-awards?CMP=share_btn_tw

David Lean‏ @DavidLeanLeano Mar 15

Is it ok to let the Countries biggest paedophile within sport, to strut around Butlins grooming & sexually abusing boys in the late 70s & 80s & not hold any type of inquiry into a Butlins Holiday Camp? He was at certain stages of this period there resident coach !

Michael "Kit" Sean Carson

Michael ‘Kit’ Carson: Ex-football coach charged with abuse of 11 boys

2 March 2018

Michael “Kit” Carson has worked as a coach and scout for a number of clubs

A former youth football coach and scout has been charged with indecently assaulting 11 children.

Michael “Kit” Carson, 74, was charged in connection with a football abuse probe in Cambridgeshire.

He is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, all involving boys under 16.

The alleged offences happened from 1978 to 2009. He will appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on 17 April.

Mr Carson, of St Bartholomew’s Court, Riverside, Cambridge, was initially arrested in January 2017.

He has been released on conditional bail.

Mr Carson has worked for clubs including Peterborough United, Cambridge United and Norwich City.

He joined the Canaries as youth manager in 1983, working with children aged nine to 16, before joining Peterborough as an academy director 10 years later.

In 2001, he moved to Cambridge United as head of youth development, a post he retained until 2006, when he left to join Histon FC.

Mr Carson has also worked extensively in Finland – where he began coaching youth teams in 2012 – and took UK youth teams on competitive tours of the country.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-43257168

Crewe ‘burying heads in sand’ after reneging on promise to conduct independent inquiry into Barry Bennell’s crimes

Crewe Alexandra have abandoned plans to launch an independent inquiry into serial child sex abuse perpetrated by the club’s former youth coach Barry Bennell

Victims of Barry Bennell have accused Crewe Alexandra of “burying their heads in the sand” after the club reneged on their promise to conduct an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse by its jailed youth football coach.

The League Two club issued a 925-word statement on Friday afternoon in which they said they would no longer be launching a planned internal review after claiming there was no need to “duplicate the thorough inquiries” of Cheshire Police, whom they said had found no evidence that anyone at Crewe knew about Bennell’s offending.

Crewe also appeared to question the veracity of claims by the club’s former managing director, Hamilton Smith, that he had reported a complaint of abuse by Bennell in the late 1980s by saying nobody at the club, including current chairman John Bowler and director of football Dario Gradi, had any recollections of Smith ever raising the matter.

In a further move to discredit Smith, the club also questioned why he waited until 2016 to report his concerns to the police, and 2001 to the Football Association, by which time Bennell had already been convicted of offences.

The former Crewe and Manchester City coach was described as a “child molester on an industrial scale” and “the devil incarnate” when sentenced last month to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of 43 charges of child sexual abuse throughout the 1980s. Another 86 people have since come forward to make complaints of abuse against him.

It was alleged this week that Bennell was fired by Crewe in January 1992 shortly after he was confronted by parents about his behaviour, rumours of which were claimed to be widespread at the time.

But Crewe said the police investigation “concluded that there was no suggestion that Bennell was dismissed by the club for anything other than football-related reasons” and added that an “extremely thorough” investigation by Cheshire Police had persuaded them to pull the plug on the independent review they promised in November 2016. By contrast, Manchester City are more than a year into their own internal review.

One of Bennell’s victims, Andy Woodward, whose interview with The Guardian at that time gave others the strength to come forward and triggered a wave of allegations that culminated in the coach’s trial at Liverpool Crown Court, reacted furiously to Crewe’s statement and accused the club of hiding behind the police. The statement also made no comments on allegations by the BBC this week that a Crewe employee was asked to remove pornography from the home computer of then manager Gradi in 2001. Gradi has always denied any wrongdoing.

“This statement speaks for itself,” Woodward said. “Once again the victims come last, after the reputation of the club. What has happened has ruined mine, my family and many, many others that played for the club as vulnerable children. I’m bitterly disappointed with their response, but I’d rather focus my energy on driving change, so no club can let this happen again, than dwell on the past.

“Crewe had a moral responsibility to investigate their own failings. Instead they seem to want to bury their heads in the sand and, if nothing else, at least people can now see the way the club operate.

“As far as I know, they have not asked to speak to any of the former players from this harrowing court case to learn about how this scandal happened and what could have been done to prevent it. A police investigation, looking for possible crimes, is entirely different to an independent inquiry being set up to investigate what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. For the many victims, this is just another kick in the teeth but, as shocking as it is, nothing should really surprise us about Crewe any more.”

Woodward’s sentiments were echoed in a statement by The Offside Trust, the charity set up by some of Bennell’s victims to support survivors of child sexual abuse in sport. “We believe that these clubs have a moral responsibility to open their doors to a truly independent investigation,” the trust said. “If clubs having nothing to hide, they should not shirk from this duty.

“The healing process for survivors will not be easy. But it is made more difficult when individuals and institutions refuse to properly address the past and fail to demonstrate any empathy and remorse. We sincerely hope that clubs will acknowledge this and agree to appropriate independent scrutiny.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/03/02/crewe-burying-heads-sand-reneging-promise-conduct-independent/


Dario Gradi: Ex-employee claims Crewe asked him to wipe pornography from then-manager’s computer

Dario Gradi
Dario Gradi took charge of Crewe in 1983

A former Crewe Alexandra employee claims that in 2001 he was asked by a senior official at the club to help wipe pornography off the home computer of then-manager Dario Gradi, the BBC has learned.

According to a statement given to the NSPCC in 2011, the man – who does not want to be identified – was told that Gradi had been hosting a group of young Irish Under-13 players at his house and they had been viewing the material on his computer.

He says he was “amazed” that Gradi was allowed to host boys “in this manner”, especially after Crewe’s former youth coach Barry Bennell had been convicted of child sex crimes in 1994 – and again in 1998.

The man told the NSPCC “it all seemed odd” and he raised his concerns with the club’s chairman John Bowler, but he dismissed the behaviour as “quirky and nothing more”.

In 2011 the former employee reported his “concerns” about the alleged incident – which occurred in July 2001 – to the NSPCC and also spoke to Cheshire police.

In November 2016 after fresh allegations were made about Bennell, the former employee contacted the NSPCC for a second time, and again spoke to the police.

In a statement, Cheshire Police told the BBC: “In December 2012 Cheshire Police received reports regarding concerns about material on a computer.

“Following enquiries, it was established that no criminal activity had taken place. The person who made the report was updated at the time.”

When approached by the BBC and asked to confirm what steps to safeguard young players had been taken after Bennell’s 1994 and 1998 convictions, Crewe declined to comment.

Earlier this month, former Manchester City and Crewe coach Bennell was found guilty of 50 counts of historical child sexual abuse and sentenced to 31 years in prison.

Gradi – now director of football – was suspended by the FA in late 2016.

He and Crewe have always maintained they did not know about any abuse by Bennell until allegations surfaced in 1994, and did not receive a complaint of sexual abuse by him.

The informant – who is now aged 47 and no longer works in football – has now approached the FA’s independent Sheldon Inquiry into allegations of child sex abuse in football.

In a statement, the NSPCC said: “We would not confirm details of whether a specific contact was made to our helpline, because the service enables adults to report in confidence any concerns or worries they have about a child.

“However, we refer any contacts that indicate a child is at risk or in danger to local authorities such as police or social services, as we did with almost three quarters of the 66,218 calls our helpline received last year.”

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43211929

Alex Carlile QC, in the 1998 Barry Bennell case

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David Lean‏ @DavidLeanLean

Why in the Barry Bennell case of 98 did the CPS prosecuting office now LORD Carlile allow Bennell to plead guilty to just 23 specimen charges. Around just 50% of the Charges! Even though he was already a convicted Paedophile? As such serve just 6 years of 9 !!!

So many questions that need answers ! FA, CPS, POLICE, BUTLINS, TAXAL EDGE, CLUBS !!

more on Lord Carlile here

Former Celtic kit man appears in court on child sex abuse charges

Jim McCafferty pleaded not guilty to three charges after being reprimanded in custody for over a year.

24 FEB 2018

Former Celtic kit man Jim McCafferty has pleaded not guilty to three charges of child sex abuse in court.

The 72-year-old appeared in the dock in Belfast after spending 444 days on remand in HMP Maghaberry in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.

McCafftery used a walking aid to get into court 11 at Laganside courts, and wearing a brown v-neck jumper and gray sweat pants, he sat with his head bowed occasionally with a female guard at his side.

He pleaded not guilty to three charges of sexual assault on a boy.

The first charge was intentionally touching a male under the age of 16 without consent at some time between December 6, 2012 and December 8, 2013.

Additional medical reports have been ordered and a date for trial was set for May 21.

McCafferty, who is from Motherwell but has been living in South Belfast in recent years, will remain on remand in Maghaberry Jail until trial.

McCafferty was arrested after walking into a Belfast police station in December 2016 following a series of revelations in the Daily Record.

McCafferty worked at Celtic more than 20 years ago.

He was a kit man for other Scottish clubs, including Falkirk and Hibs, before moving to Northern Ireland.

McCafferty also coached at youth clubs in West Lothian.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/ex-celtic-kit-man-appears-12077867


Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell jailed for 30 years as judge tells him he ‘appeared as God…but was devil incarnate’

Bennell, 64, was convicted of 50 child sexual offences at Liverpool Crown Court, but it is believed he may have more than 100 victims in total

Feb 19 2018

Bennell has already served three jail terms – one in the United States – since 1995 for similar offences involving 16 separate victims.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/barry-barry-why-barry-bennell-12050111

How can the same regime still be in charge at Crewe after Barry Bennell made it into football’s house of horrors? For sake of the abused and their families, for the good of his club, Dario Gradi should have quit long ago

  • Barry Bennell found guilty of 43 sex offences and will be sentenced on Thursday
  • It is clear the fight for justice to be served will not end with Bennell’s sentencing 
  • Hard questions need to be asked of Crewe and how they approached the scandal

Before Barry Bennell is sentenced tomorrow at Liverpool Crown Court, it would be fitting and just if some of the survivors of his abuse were allowed to address him one last time in the way some of the survivors of the actions of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastic team doctor, stood up to eviscerate him in a US federal court this month.

Bennell is scum. He is human trash. I hope the judge hands him a sentence that ensures he lives the rest of his life in captivity for the way he used football as a cover to ruin so many young lives, crush so many dreams and tear apart so many families.

Boys became men and lived with the horrors of what he had done, unable to share their secrets because of feelings of shame and guilt. Some — we will never know how many — killed themselves because of this monster in football’s midst.

Our legal system does not make provision for it but how right it would seem to see courageous men such as Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, whose bravery in coming forward and waiving their anonymity did so much to bring Bennell to justice, confronting him with the reality of what he had done. It was an ordeal for Nassar to hear the wrenching testimony of those he had betrayed. It would be the same for Bennell.

I understand that those instincts to see Bennell suffer just a slice of the humiliation he inflicted upon so many others should quickly be superseded by a determination to make sure the conditions that enabled him to roam free at Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra must never be recreated in the modern-day game.

But it is also clear that the fight for justice to be served properly will not end with Bennell’s sentencing. This is just the start. As soon as he is sent down, many, many hard questions need to be asked of Crewe, in particular, and the way they have approached the scandal that has befallen them. Their response, from start to finish, has been less than impressive. In fact, it has been pathetic.

Questions need to be asked of City, too, and it is already clear that their actions at the time of the abuse in the Eighties left much to be desired. The regime that was in place at the time failed in its duty of care to players. Some of the most distressing, disturbing testimony of recent days suggests that Bennell even abused young players as they lay sunbathing on the pitch at Maine Road.

But even though City have different owners now and an entirely different hierarchy, they have accepted their responsibilities. They have instituted a QC-led inquiry into themselves, investigators have already devoted 4,000 hours and £1million to it and they have uncovered another alleged paedophile with whom they have ‘potential historic connections’.

So far, at least, they have done their best to shine a light on the darkness of the past. Their manager, Pep Guardiola, also spoke movingly on Friday of ‘the terrible history’ that had unfolded and the horror he felt about what had happened.

Crewe’s situation is different. Dario Gradi, the man who was instrumental in bringing Bennell to the club in 1985, is still the director of football. It was left to the Football Association to suspend him in December 2016 after a new wave of revelations about Bennell’s activities while he was a youth coach at Gresty Road emerged.

More than that, John Bowler, who has been a director at Crewe since 1980, is now the club chairman. He has been the club chairman since 1987. Crewe said in November 2016 that they would hold an independent review ‘at the earliest opportunity’ but, 15 months on, it appears that it has still not begun.

Only last week, the Daily Mail revealed that Gradi wrote a glowing character reference for Bennell even after he had been arrested for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in Florida in 1994. There is no suggestion he knew Bennell was abusing children but he knew that children stayed at Bennell’s house. Bennell was even paid expenses to take boys home during his seven years with the club.

Crewe Alexandra director of football Dario Gradi (right) faces questions about why he provided a character reference for serial paedophile Barry Bennell (left)

Crewe Alexandra director of football Dario Gradi (right) faces questions about why he provided a character reference for serial paedophile Barry Bennell (left)

And Hamilton Smith, a Crewe board member from 1986 to early 1990, said in November 2016 that he was so concerned about Bennell that he had arranged two management meetings in the late Eighties to discuss an allegation against him. The second of these, he said, was in Gradi’s office and was attended by Gradi.

Common sense dictates, surely, that these facts alone and the innuendo surrounding Bennell’s activity that was widespread in the game ought to have tempered Gradi’s and the club’s support for Bennell in the face of such serious charges. It did not.

‘We suffered because of a disgusting predator,’ said Walters last week. ‘But we also suffered sometimes because the sport we loved decided that the reputation of a coach, club or a sport was put above the protection of children. Our abuse is punctuated by the failure of adults to protect innocent children, the failure of adults to act when abuse was reported, the failure to be vigilant and brave.’

So many of Bennell’s crimes happened when Gradi and Bowler had prominent roles in the running of the club and the management of the club’s youth system and yet somehow both men are still in their posts at Crewe. That fact, alone, beggars belief. They may not have known what Bennell was doing but they still bear a heavy responsibility for the lives that were ruined. Unwittingly, Gradi and Bowler empowered Bennell. Parents trusted the club with their boys and the club let them down. It let them down spectacularly.

For the good of the club, for their own dignity, for the sake of the parents who are still coming to terms with what happened to their boys at Crewe, for the sake of those who were abused, Gradi and Bowler should have resigned by now, like any decent men would have.

At the very least they showed an appalling lack of judgment by allowing Bennell to work at the club. Even on Friday, as Guardiola was talking about the horror of what had happened in front of the world’s press, Bowler was sticking to a frosty no comment when Channel 4’s Keme Nzerem spoke to him on his doorstep. The club’s lack of public regret for what happened has been grotesque.

Even the official statement Crewe put on the club website made no apology for what happened. Instead, it featured a long, rambling attempt to try to cover themselves for what had happened and, bizarrely, a boast that Woodward had been unsuccessful in an attempt to sue the club for compensation 16 years ago.

Once more, that was insensitive at best and unfeeling, inappropriate, uncaring, brutal and stupid at worst. There will be plenty of time for the club to look out for themselves but the day when crimes against so many children once in the club’s care were proved was most definitively not that time. They do not understand the gravity of what has happened.

It is time Crewe Alexandra got real. Gradi presided over the most successful time in the club’s history. That is true. But it is also true that while he was in charge, Crewe played host to one of the most prolific paedophiles in English legal history. That is what will be remembered. Not the fact that the club won a few promotions.

And in the future, when we look back at reports of Gradi’s ‘much-vaunted youth system’, we will do so with a sick feeling in our stomachs and the grim knowledge that, behind the facade, Crewe was English football’s equivalent of a house of horrors.

When we look back at reports of Gradi’s ‘much-vaunted youth system’, we will do so with a sick feeling in our stomachs 

When we look back at reports of Gradi’s ‘much-vaunted youth system’, we will do so with a sick feeling in our stomachs

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5404321/How-regime-charge-Crewe.html

David Lean‏ @DavidLeanLeano

I can save the Government millions ‘re an inquiry into Bennell……. Were FA warned & aware ? Yes ! Were Clubs warned & aware ? Yes ! Did CPS get it wrong in some many ways from 97 onwards ? Yes ! So Wonder where this will go now ?

Manchester City ‘ignored warnings’ and kept Barry Bennell in youth set-up

Feb 15 2018

Bennell continued scouting and coaching for City, abusing countless boys
City youth coach Steve Fleet urged club in 1970s to keep away from Bennell
Bennell convicted of a total of 50 offences against 12 boys

Manchester City, one of the clubs most seriously implicated in the Barry Bennell sexual abuse scandal, have been accused of putting hundreds of boys in danger after it emerged they were warned by one of their own coaches in the late-1970s it was “general knowledge” he was a risk to children.

Bennell, who is facing complaints from another 86 former footballers, continued scouting and coaching for City’s junior teams, raping and molesting countless boys in seven years connected to the club, even though high-ranking officials had been warned to keep away from a man who now faces the rest of his life in prison and has been described as having “almost an insatiable appetite” for young boys.

The revelations leave City facing a number of questions now Bennell has been convicted of 50 counts of sexual abuse against 12 victims. Bennell, 64, will be sentenced on Monday after admitting seven of the charges, with the jury returning guilty verdicts for the other 43 offences.

Cries of “yes” came from the public gallery at Liverpool crown court where six complainants sat with family members as the final verdicts were read out on Thursday and some were in tears. Bennell sat muttering to himself and shaking his head.

The first victim to initiate these proceedings, Gary Cliffe, has waived his anonymity to speak exclusively to the Guardian about the hundreds of occasions when he was abused, aged 11 to 15, in City’s set-up.

Police documents from the 1990s question whether City were later involved in a cover-up, with one of the detectives investigating the case suggesting the club’s priority was to avoid damaging publicity, and the Guardian has seen a written admission from another former employee in which he acknowledges that “suspicions about him [Bennell] were aired on many an occasion.”

An investigation by this newspaper has also led to a taped interview in which Bennell states he had to leave his coaching role at Crewe Alexandra, the club he joined after City, because a complaint had been made against him, raising further questions about why he was not reported at the time. Crewe provided references for his next job and have been the subject of a police investigation as well as being a major focus of the Football Association’s independent inquiry.

However, it can now be revealed that Bennell was identified as a risk long before joining Crewe and that one member of City’s staff, the youth-team coach Steve Fleet, put his own job on the line when the club’s directors wanted to give the man they called “the star-maker” a full-time role as youth development officer.

Bennell was not given the job but, despite those warnings, he remained in City’s set-up, coaching at their old training ground and even abusing boys while sunbathing on the pitch at Maine Road, the club’s former ground, before moving to Crewe in 1985. He is now being identified as potentially the worst paedophile, in terms of the number of boys affected, there has ever been in sport, having preyed on young footballers for almost a quarter of a century before he was arrested on a club tour to Florida in 1994. A second trial is now likely as the police go through the complaints from other former players, mostly from Manchester City and Crewe.

Len Davies, who spent many years working for City as a youth-team scout, has admitted one of England’s major football clubs was “beguiled and hoodwinked” and police documents recall a number of senior staff, including the chief scout Ken Barnes, being “quite evasive” and not prepared to explain why Bennell had left the club, other than citing “irregularities”.

Cliffe, now 47, is convinced City ought to have reported Bennell and removed him from the club’s junior system if there were any concerns about his relationship with young boys. “If those in positions of responsibility had challenged Bennell, hundreds of wrecked lives could have been saved,” he said. “They buried their heads. They had a duty of care and they failed dramatically.”

City are holding a QC-led inquiry and have identified another alleged paedophile – now deceased – with whom they have “potential historic connections”. They named him on Thursday night as John Broome, a part-time scout. They said they believed he was not connected to Bennell and were investigating his alleged offences. The club are facing the possibility of large-scale legal action. Fleet’s evidence shows Bennell continued to work in football for around 15 years after they were warned to avoid him.

“I was an FA coach at the time and at all the coaches’ meetings, at Everton, the Cliff [Manchester United’s old training ground], City and lots of places, whenever the talk got round to Barry Bennell it was never good,” Fleet said. “People would say he was ‘dodgy’ and if his name was brought up everyone would just shake their heads. It was general knowledge and I could see it with my own eyes. He nauseated me. I just knew – instant intuition – that the rumours were sound, that he wasn’t right and that he wouldn’t be good for the club.

“When Ken Barnes and other people at the club tried to fetch him in I told them I didn’t want anything to do with it. ‘He’s a star-maker,’ Ken said, ‘and he finds good lads,’ and that was true because Bennell was a very good scout. But I also knew he was a risk. In football, like any sport where there’s young people, there are perverts and I wouldn’t even let him into our coaches’ room. I felt so strongly about it I put my job on the line.

Barnes died in 2010 and his daughter, Karen, says it would be wrong to suggest he did not take the matter seriously enough. “I can unequivocally state that my father was absolutely and utterly appalled to hear about the abuse suffered. He also complained bitterly that much of what he said when interviewed for Dispatches had been edited. My father was a considerate and honest man, to which any of the footballers who knew him will attest.”

According to police files, the detectives investigating the 1994 case found Barnes “very cagey” and “played his cards close to his chest”. Muir said he had heard rumours about an incident involving Bennell and volunteered a boy’s name. Barnes, however, would not give a proper explanation about the “irregularities” that meant Bennell leaving for Crewe.

“He [Barnes] wasn’t really prepared to go into them at all,” Detective Sergeant Geoffrey Elvey of Crewe CID says in evidence provided to the Florida police. “We found they were quite evasive at the club. It was quite a lengthy interview. Obviously we were probing to try to find out why he [Bennell] left the club and basically I got the impression that Mr Barnes didn’t want or Mr Farrell really didn’t want to tell us. Bear in mind they are quite a prominent professional club and possibly wouldn’t want any sort of media attention drawn to the club.” Farrell declined to comment to the Guardian.

Davies, who died seven years ago, admits in a 2000 book that whereas Fleet “did not ever accept him [Bennell] as a person or coach” other people at City, including himself and Barnes, drastically misjudged the situation.

“Most of us at Manchester City, including those responsible for the enhancement of junior football, were held in awe at the coaching ability of Barry Bennell. I think the majority of us … were taken in and let down. Hundreds of people, and all the kids who played for him, trusted him. I only hope that the boys and their parents who suffered will forgive us in that we, too, were beguiled and hoodwinked by this terrible person.” Davies adds that “inquiries about his behaviour never revealed his paedophiliac mentality until it was too late”.

Crewe are also under intense scrutiny and a number of victims have called for the longstanding chairman, John Bowler, and the director of football, Dario Gradi, a figurehead at the club for more than 30 years, to resign since Andy Woodward and another former player, Steve Walters, told this newspaper what happened to them, instigating what the FA chairman, Greg Clarke, has described as the biggest crisis he can remember in the sport. Gradi has been suspended by the FA, though no official reason has been given.

Crewe said in November 2016 they would hold an independent review “at the earliest opportunity” but, 15 months on, have still not started it, claiming an unnamed authority told them to hold off until the criminal case was over. City, in stark contrast, say they received no such advice.

Both clubs have been asked by the Guardian if they want to comment about the new revelations and Crewe will also have to explain why Bennell was allowed to continue in his job when their former managing director, Hamilton Smith, has turned whistle-blower to reveal he instigated top-level talks, involving Bowler and Gradi, in the late-1980s because of an allegation against a man who has since described himself as a “monster.

Bennell was even paid expenses to take boys home during his seven years with the club and Gradi, the Guardian can reveal, was one of the people who supplied character references – his written on Crewe letter headed paper – when his colleague and friend was awaiting his 1994 court case in Florida.

In a statement, City offered “heartfelt sympathy to all victims for the unimaginably traumatic experiences they have endured. No one can remove their suffering or that of others who suffered sexual abuse as children as a result of their involvement with football. All victims were entitled to expect full protection from the kind of harm they endured.”

In a statement following the verdict, Crewe Alexandra said the club wanted “to reiterate that it was not aware of any sexual abuse by Mr Bennell, nor did it receive any complaint about sexual abuse by him, either before or during his employment with the club”.

It said that the club cooperated fully with the police in relation to Bennell’s prosecution in 1997 and with the recent investigation. “As a result of their investigations, the police found no evidence to corroborate that the club was aware of Mr Bennell’s offending,” said the statement.

It added: “The club wishes to make it absolutely clear that had it had any suspicion or belief that Mr Bennell was committing acts of abuse, either before, during or after he left the club’s employment, the club would have informed the police immediately

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/15/manchester-city-barry-bennell-warning?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=264253&subid=8440029&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

Barry Bennell found guilty of sexually abusing youth footballers

Ex-Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra coach convicted on charges covering 1979 to 1990

The former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of multiple sexual offences against boys whom he targeted in the youth football set-ups of Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.

Bennell, 64, was convicted of 36 charges at Liverpool crown court and the jury has asked for more time to consider further counts. He was found not guilty of three charges.

He had denied the allegations, which relate to 11 boys, who were aged eight to 14, from between 1979 and 1990, when he was renowned as one of football’s more successful youth team coaches and talent spotters.

Bennell, who appeared in the court via video-link, had already pleaded guilty to seven charges involving three boys and has previously served three prison sentences in England and the US.

He was described by the prosecution as a “devious paedophile” who had “pretty much unfettered access” to young footballers, but his defence had argued that the alleged victims made up the claims for attention and possible compensation.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/13/barry-bennell-found-guilty-of-sexually-abusing-youth-footballers?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Gary Speed ‘one of four men coached by Bennell who went on to take own lives

Ex-Wales manager Gary Speed was one of four men who went on to take their own lives after being coached by Barry Bennell, a court has heard.

A victim – who Bennell admitted abusing in 1998 – said he had tried to contact the parents of Speed to tell them about the abuse after reading that they had struggled to get closure because they had no explanation for his death.

Speed died by apparent suicide in 2011, aged 42.

“Four people from teams I have played with, with Bennell, have taken their own lives,” he told Liverpool Crown Court.

“Whether they have taken their lives due to Barry solely I don’t know but all I know is how it’s had an impact on me and how it could impact on other people.”

The victim was speaking at the trial of Bennell who denies 48 offences of child sexual abuse against 11 complainants between 1979 and 1990.

Speaking about contacting other alleged victims of Bennell, the victim said: “When people are breaking down on the phone, on the verge of suicide, when you hear of people who have taken their own lives”.

He told the court that he knew of other former youth players who had been left “destitute” and with alcohol problems.

Barry Bennell Trial, day four: Trial continues after Bennell called alleged victim’s allegations ‘impossible’
January 11, 2018

The sex abuse trial of former football coach Barry Bennell enters its fourth day today, after the first alleged victim gave evidence yesterday.

The testimony, provided via video, said that Benell, a scout for Manchester City at the time, was “touchy” with the alleged victim when he first met the coach at the age of about 11.

The complainant said Bennell had a set of bunk beds next to his own bed in the room above the video shop he ran, adding that “he always put music on in the bedroom. It was panpipe music.”

Following a break for lunch the alleged victim was cross-examined while sitting behind a screen, with talkRADIO reporter Alex Dibble saying there was some “definite tension” between him and the defence.

The court also saw a recreaction of a police interview with Barry Bennell, in which the defendant said his first alleged victim was “the one that got away with it” by not being groomed.

Bennell also called some of the claims against him “ridiculous” and said he’d never do some of the things alleged while there were other boys in the bed at the same time.

The defendant even described some of the testimony of the first alleged victim as “impossible”, saying he “would never do something like that”.

Bennell has already admitted seven sexual abuse charges, but denies a further 48, relating to 11 complainants.

http://talkradio.co.uk/news/barry-bennell-trial-day-four-trial-continues-after-bennell-called-alleged-victims-allegations

Former football coach Barry Bennell pleads guilty to child sex offences

Former football coach Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to seven child sex offences at Liverpool Crown Court.

The 63-year, ex-Crewe Alexander coach admitted six offences on the first day of his trial, which is expected to last eight weeks.

A reporting restriction on a guilty plea to a charge of indecent assault entered by Bennell at an earlier hearing was lifted by Recorder of Liverpool Judge Clement Goldstone QC.

Bennell, who was charged under the name Richard Jones, is still due to stand trial for 48 offences including 35 counts of indecent assault, 11 counts of buggery and two counts of attempted buggery.

The charges he will stand trial on relate to 11 complainants and allegedly took place in the 1970s and 1980s, when the alleged victims were boys aged between eight and 15.

Bennell entered the pleas when he appeared via videolink in court wearing a grey jumper.

A jury is expected to be sworn in for his trial on the outstanding charges later on Monday.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/08/former-football-coach-barry-bennell-pleads-guilty-child-sex/

 

 

From the spidercat web blog:

https://spidercatweb.blog/2018/01/04/martin-henry-james-rennie-neil-strachan-celtic-savile-the-catholic-church/

MARTIN HENRY, JAMES RENNIE, NEIL STRACHAN & CELTIC

https://youtu.be/NwmJTZapqh8

James Rennie 38, lived in Marionville Road, Meadowbank studied physics at Heriot-Watt University, Became LGBT group worker in 1997, LGBT (Tollcross area of Edinburgh) chief exec by 2003.  It was within the offices of LGBT Youth Scotland that Rennie accessed the Hotmail account “kplover” he used to view & distribute vile images of children. Rennie also sat on the board of YouthLink Scotland “Lothian and Borders Police have been clear that their investigations concerned James Rennie personally

Neil Strachan 41, jailed for 3 yrs in 1997 for repeatedly molesting a boy. former Celtic Boys Club official started preying on the boy when he was only five, after befriending his parents. Strachan quit as secretary of Celtic East Boys Club after he was caught. The abuse had gone on for two years, shared a flat with partner Colin Slaven

Colin Slaven 23,  Duff Street, Dalry

Ross Webber 27, bank worker, Gilbert Avenue, North Berwick,
Craig Boath 24, insurance claims adjuster, of Gourdie Street, Dundee
Neil Campbell 46, married manager of cake business. Lived in Glendareul Avenue & he was a Jordanhill Parish Church Elder & was part of the handbell-ringing club, was in the choir and helped in the Sunday School. He also cared for youngsters at the Jordanhill Out of School club. http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/12829053.Church_left_stunned_as_elder_guilty_of_child_porn/    https://archive.is/8Ch7v

John Milligan a civil servant, of Wanlock Street, Govan

John Murphy a trained teacher working part-time as a DJ in a gay bar & receptionist in gay sauna, lived Westmoreland StreetGovanhill. In 1995, Murphy, then assistant principal drama teacher at  Claremont High School, East Kilbride

https://www.scotsman.com/news/horror-upon-horror-that-unfolded-in-worst-ever-abuse-trial-1-1037439   https://archive.is/dpkid

 

Nov 2011 Abuse ringleader James Rennie has minimum sentence cut

One of the ringleaders of Scotland’s biggest paedophile network has had his minimum prison sentence cut by four-and-a-half years by appeal judges.  Rennie was ordered to serve a minimum of 13 years in jail. Appeal judges {Lord Clarke & Lord Philip} have reduced that to a minimum of eight-and-a-half years before he can apply for parole.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-15790605

https://twitter.com/calamiTcat/status/915727225265250304 https://archive.is/JdAAh

https://spidercatweb.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/checkdirector_co-uk-1.pdf

 

MARTIN HENRY IS ALSO HEADING THE CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY INTO SCOTTISH FOOTBALL

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15067434.Former_police_child_protection_head_leads_Scottish_football_s_abuse_investigation/   https://archive.is/LxgW0
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-38976269/concern-over-child-abuse-review-chairman   https://archive.is/RbMSs

 

LGBT YOUTH SCOTLAND Director 27/02/2003 – 12/04/2006

MARTIN ROBERT THOMAS HENRY 908773478

Registered Address: Flat 4, 11 Hart Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RN

I am sure that colleagues will want to join me in welcoming to the public gallery a number of visitors from LGBT Youth Scotland, including Jamie Rennie, the chief executive, and Martin Henry, the convener of its board. I want to give a particularly warm welcome to Sarah Rowlinson, who is one of the Philip Lawrence awardees. She is also a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament and was recently appointed as the vice convener of the LGBT Youth Scotland board. I am certain that the members who attended the LGBT Youth Scotland reception that I hosted in the Parliament last year will recall the exceptional speech that Sarah Rowlinson made on that occasion. I welcome and congratulate our visitors. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martin-henry-83955273   https://archive.is/ucxtP

Rev Brian Gowans https://sigbi.org/kirkcaldy/2017/03/21/father-brian-gowans/  https://archive.is/dI3tM
Chaplains’ Advisor to the Scottish Prison Service
SPS HQ Calton House 5 Redheights Rigg EH12 9HW
T: (Office) 0131 244 4104 Mobile No: 07740 985 881 Home: 45 Cocklaw Street Kelty KY4 0DG T: 01383 831148 Email: (Home) brigo10@btinternet.com

Rev Brian Gowans https://sigbi.org/kirkcaldy/2017/03/21/father-brian-gowans/ https://archive.is/dI3tM
President Rev Brian Gowans ICCPPC {International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care} http://iccppc.org/executive-board/

Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2010

http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=5526&mode=html

Report from Sr. Anna Tommasi from Malawi on her visit to Scotland as a result of chaplain Miss Patricia Roberts spending some time in Malawi.
A visit to Scotland was completely out of my dreams, but God’s plans are full of surprises, sometimes pleasant to our human taste, sometimes hard to accept. It was a great joy to meet Fr. Brian Gowans, Vice President of ICCPPC, in his own country. Together we went to the Scottish Parliament and after a guided visit we had lunch with two Scottish Members of Parliament whom I had accompanied in a visit to Zomba Maximum Security Prison and Chichiri Prison here in Malawi. Mr Michael Mathieson and Mrs Maureen Watt welcomed us to have lunch with them although it was a very busy and important day in Parliament.

With Fr Brian I also visited two very special prisons: Polmont Young Offenders, where he was chaplain for some years, and Castle Huntly Open Estate, where he is working at present.

External Affairs Minster announced the successful applicants for £7m of funding of projects in Malawi including grants to Christian Aid and Tearfund. In a subsequent Chamber debate Michael Matheson highlighted the work of Father Brian Gowans, a prison chaplain with SPS and expressed a desire to see work moving forward between the SPS and the Malawian Prison

I qualified in Social Work in 1974 and in 1993 was awarded the degree of Master of Philosophy (Child Protection Studies) at Dundee University. My professional career has been spent in child and public protection both in the local authority and until early 2008 with Lothian and Borders Police as Executive Officer of Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders Child Protection Office. I am currently National Manager of Stop it Now! Scotland – the national programme for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
I serve on a wide range of national and Government Working Parties on Child and Public Protection including as Chair of the National Steering Group for Safeguarding in Sport; Vice Convenor of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; Chair of the Safeguarding Commission of the Conference of Religious in Scotland; member of the Police Scotland Offender Management Strategy Group; member of the National Investigative Interviewing Strategic Oversight Group and Chair of the Joint Investigative Interviewing Practice and Development Group. Until April 2013 I was also Safeguarding Adviser to the Catholic Archiocese of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh and Chair of the Archdiocesan Risk Management Group. In 2011 I was a member of a small delegation of safeguarding experts which met with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to discuss safeguarding in the Catholic Church.
I have been a visiting lecturer/consultant at the Scottish Police College for over 20 years, a training provider to the Jusicial Institute and am a member of the Scottish Executive Committee of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers.
I have delivered training programmes to law enforcement and other agencies across Eastern Europe and Scandinavia and tom conferences and events in Europe and the USA.

Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh 
The Ordination to the Diaconate of Jamie McMorrin, 3 May 2015, Scots College, Rome.

With Deacon Jamie and Archbishop Cushley are the priests of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh present at today’s Mass in Rome: Fr Nicky Welsh, Fr Brian Gowans, Fr Scott Deeley, Fr Michael John Galbraith, Fr Daniel Doherty, Fr Kevin Douglas and Fr Andrew Garden.

Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh

Archbishop Leo Cushley Emeritus Bishops Keith O’Brien,

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

Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Martin Henry May 26th, 2015 at 11:42 am

It really is remarkable on so many levels how deeply ignorance runs in the
Catholic Church. Commenting on any lesbian and gay issues is not a matter of
“sexual morality” since being gay or lesbian isn’t a thing a person DOES but
what a person IS. It is an identity not an activity. Every time the clergy
open their mouths on these matters they effectively condemn PEOPLE not actions
and it is this that has been their downfall…their complete inability to
understand this simple fact. But even if the discussion was about gay sex (with which the church appears to be preoccupied) the doctrinal position that all sexual activity outside
heterosexual intercourse within marriage and capable of conception is of course so utterly absurd, so unnatural, that it really beggars belief. Sexual behaviour that is predicated on consent, care, growth, reciprocity and authenticity is a dynamic of Creation – whether or not it is capable of be getting children. If it is part of Creation it is part of God. …. or at least the vernacular of God. And this leads to the stupidest stumbling block of them all….the Church’s utterly unfounded and ridiculous notion that
homosexuality is a choice. This idea seems to have been plucked out of nowhere and is so remote from any scientific or human reality that it is the modern equivalent of believing the world is flat. No wonder even older Catholics are turning away. The Church continually fails to connect with ALL our lives … not just young people. In a world where the Good News is so desperately needed the Church instead gives nothing but bad news in spade loads. Sounding more like a bitter doctrine of hate the Church’s teachings, as well as many who espouse them, have become toxic. The words of bishops are often now like vinegar to the wounds of Christ….spiteful, vindictive, and cruel. I am taking a long rest from my faith and it is doing me a power of good…..the less rubbish I have to listen to the more God’s voice is audible. So the Irish people have done the right thing…..not for their gay citizens but for everyone….they have asserted a new freedom….the ability to think, and choose, and act for themselves.

Martin Henry. Edinburgh

  • Martin Henry is connected closely with James Rennie head of a large paedophile network and is convenor of his Board
  • He went on to run Stop it Now having access to young paedophiles
  • He contacted Ilene asking for contacts with young men for a BBC programme that doesn’t exist
  • He is actively involved in the archdiocese in Edinburgh – Cardinal O’Brien
  • He was able to become actively involved with the police (LOTHIAN & BORDERS)
  • Friends with Father Brian Gowans also connected to Archdiocese in Edinburgh
  • Father Brian Gowans worked in St Frances Xavier possible 1985
  • John abuse case choirboys St Francis Xavier
  • Brian Gowans close to the justice minister

SOURCES 

 

It has been claimed that a witness stated “it’s still going on” (it meaning the paedophile ring) & that Martin Henry (man in the shiny suit at parliament film on you tube) is the top man. THE ringleader

 

Martin Henry runs STOP IT NOW which is a “course” thingy for YOUNG PAEDOPHILES!

Stuart Allardyce, is the National Manager of Stop it Now! in Scotland & oh look, Lothian & Borders police AGAIN  

http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2017/june/campaign-launched-to-tackle-the-viewing-of-indecent-images

 

 

Martin Henry is pals with Father Gowans… Gowans works in Polmont  & is pals wi Father O’Brien

(left pic) Father Denis O’Connell thumbing a lift in the PRIVATE PLANE of HIBS OWNER & one of Scotland’s Richest men, Sir Tom Farmer

Farmer owned 90% of Hibernian, He invested nearly £3 million to rescue the club from receivership and he continued to fund developments of Easter Road

Farmer was made a Knight Commander with Star of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, a high honour that the Catholic Church can bestow on a layman. He was also knighted by Lizzy in 1997.

 

He’s a supports charity Mary’s meals  https://www.marysmeals.org.uk

Funnily enough, Mary’s Meals popped up here too… (see right pic above) http://www.parliament.scot/gd/newsandmediacentre/17330.aspx

 

In 2006, Farmer donated £100,000 to the SNP to help fund their campaign for the 2007 Scottish Parliament general election. Farmer commented at the time that it was not an indication of his political allegiance but that he wanted the SNP to be able to compete financially with their better-funded political opponents. Farmer repeated his endorsement for the SNP in the 2011 election.

 

Talking SNP, apparently Alex Salmond was “SADDENED” at O’Briens resignation

Which I must admit, I find a tad odd.

The bloke ADMITTED he’s a paedo!! Surely Salmond should been pleased O’Brien was no longer in such a powerful position? But he obviously wasn’t as he couldn’t wait to sing his praises, even going so far as to pay tribute to Cardinal Keith O’Brien following his resignation

Oooh, & going back to the Hibs subject for a second, what about Hibernian Chairman Rod Petries? What does he know about O’Brien being a CHILD RAPIST? Cause he was SO PALLY wi Keith O’Brien (who was a regular at Easter Road) that they christened Hibernian “O’Briens 11”

 

 

He loves his Footie & his First Ministers doesn’t he?? Coincidentally, football & politics are the two places that PAEDO ARE FREE TO RUN RIOT RAPING KIDS!

 

Father Denis O’Connell was bestest friends with Savile who he originally got to know through mummy Savile. Jimmy was a frequent visitor to the Parish of St Patrick’s in Kilsyth during the period when he had a hit TV show ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ or was in between presenting ‘Top of the Pops’ or hosting a show on Radio 1 . You could always tell when he was in Kilsyth as his white jaguar car was parked outside the Parish House. Denis O’Connell fairly got about, working in Edinburgh, Kilsyth, Lennoxtown, Aberdeen & Methil in Fife. He also worked for the BBC in London! (BBC?! NUFF SAID!)

Kilsyth Chronicle 1972

The website I got a lot of the pictures from has unfortunately removed a lot of the Savile ones. BUT the didn’t remove the description!! Which I screen-shotted & archived

 

 

 

SAVILE, O’CONNELL & CELTIC’s JOCK STEIN

 

CELTIC PAEDO

 

As stated at the start we have one of the paedo ring NEIL STRACHAN 41,

“Jailed for 3 yrs in 1997 for repeatedly molesting a boy. former Celtic Boys Club official started preying on the boy when he was only five, after befriending his parents. Strachan quit as secretary of Celtic East Boys Club after he was caught. The abuse had gone on for two years, shared a flat with partner Colin Slaven”

https://www.scotsman.com/news/horror-upon-horror-that-unfolded-in-worst-ever-abuse-trial-1-1037439  https://archive.is/dpkid

 

 

Strachan, oddly enough, just like Rennie, ALSO had his original sentence slashed http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-13458501    https://archive.is/FNReX

 

 

 

We also have

 

14.04.17  Ex Celtic Boys Club Coach & Chairman GERARD KING suspended from job as PRIMARY SCOOL TEACHER amid child abuse charges https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/04/14/celtic-school-teacher-csa-paedo/

 

King was at Celtic Boys Club with JIM TORBETT, who got two years’ jail in 1998 for abusing three former players, including future Scotland striker Alan Brazil, between 1967 and 1974.

Torbett was said to have been sacked from the club in 1974 when allegations surfaced against him. But this week, fresh claims were made that he abused more youngsters after returning to Celtic Boys Club for a spell in the 1980s and 90s. He denies the new allegations.

King also worked at Torbett’s company, the Trophy Centre, but denies being close to him.

He said: “Everybody has got different teams. I worked there for about a year but only on a Saturday afternoon.”

About his time as chairman of the boys’ club, he said: “That was about eight years ago. We left that to the younger ones – we did our stint.”

King’s association with Celtic Boys Club dates back to the early 1980s. In 1982-83, he helped run the under-12 team which won an invitational event in Rotterdam, Holland.

05.05.17 PAEDO JIM TORBET ARRESTED & DETAINED https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/05/05/paedophile-former-youth-coach-jim-torbett-kicked-out-of-america/

 

 

& we also have JIM MCCAFFERTY (above left) who confessed to committing sexual acts with several young footballers in the 80s & 90s https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/12/07/jim-mccafferty-admits-footballpaedo/

 

And HUGH STEVENSON (above right)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38208329  https://archive.is/N15r7

 

20.09.17  The Child protection chief at one of Scotland’s top boys’ football clubs has resigned amid claims that bullying was ignored by bosses.

Jim Stewart quit Celtic Boys Club after recommending sanctions against a coach, which he claims were ignored. https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/09/20/child-protection-chief-at-one-of-scotlands-top-boys-football-clubs-has-resigned/   https://archive.is/SPW6H

 

So, to summarise CELTIC PAEDO

 

we have KEVIN KELLY & JOCK STEIN BOTH reported to have KNOWN & done nothing & BOTH of whom were pals wi SAVILE. We also have GERARD KING, JIM TORBETT, JIM MCCAFFERTY, HUGH STEVENSON & NEIL STRACHAN

 

& STRACHAN LINKS MARTIN HENRY TO THE CELTIC PAEDO RING THROUGH JAMES RENNIE WHO HENRY WORKED ALONGSIDE FOR YEARS AT LGBT OFFICE IN EDINBURGH

& HENRY IS HEADING THE FOOTBALL ABUSE INQUIRY

 

NUFF SAID! & IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, THERE’S A WITNESS CLAIMING HENRY IS THE LEADER OF THE RING…

 

SOURCES & READ MORE

 

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/celtics-seedy-past/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going back to Stop It Now for a sec, (remembering Martin Henry runs STOP IT NOW which is a “course” thingy for YOUNG PAEDOPHILES!)

 

Founder was Lucy FAITHFULL Lucy Faithfull Foundation  more about lucy faithfull

http://www.judithniechcial.com/lucy_faithfull.html

Is she, as I believe, a relative of Marianne Faithfull? I can’t find/haven’t found any details of her family other than she was born in S.Africa in 1910 to a nurse and an army officer. Reason i wonder if they are related is because the Faithfull’s are a BIZARRE family, & when I say bizarre, I mean it in an utter bastards kinda way!!

Marianne’s maternal grandfather had aristocratic roots, in the Habsburg Dynasty, & her maternal grandmother was Jewish.

Marianne’s great great uncle was Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the 19th century Austrian nobleman whose erotic novel, Venus in Furs, spawned the word masochism!!

Her grandfather invented a sexual device called a Frigidity Machine that was designed to give women orgasms. He tried it out on her mother, Eva, Baroness Erisso, a dancer and actress descended from the Sacher-Masoch long line of Austro-Hungarian aristocrats.

Marianne’s father was Major Robert Glynn Faithfull

Marianne’s father was also an MI6 agent and he just so happened to be the “interrogation officer” in charge of Himmler after Himmler had given himself up to my Grandad!! Himmler was alive & well for HOURS with my Grandad, but he was dead VERY quickly as soon as RG Faithfull & co got hold of him!! Isn’t it amazing that whilst RG & Himmler were inside the SPECIALLY PREPARED HOUSE, the cyanide capsule that WAS NOT in Himmlers mouth, not only managed to kill him but also broke his nose too?!!

You can read more about Himmler’s death here  & more about Marianne & co here

Even more Marianne (she crops up ALL THE TIME!) Marianne Faithfull: I haven’t forgiven UK for Redlands & MICK JAGGER: PAEDO – SATANIST?

Savile & Fort Augustus Abbey {Catholic Boarding School}

 

Sins of our fathers https://youtu.be/DgAag_p4PCs

 Disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien, a good friend of Savile’s, was also a regular visitor at the school.

SAVILE & O’BRIEN BOTH “FREQUENTED” FORT AUGUSTUS ABBEY

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/jimmy-savile-regular-visitor-catholic-2111397   https://archive.is/cFqfm

 

21 Dec 2015 SAVILE & THE PAEDO PRIESTS OF FORT AUGUSTUS

https://spidercatweb.blog/2015/12/21/paedo-priests-fort-augustus/

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

Another Fort Augustus paedophile priest:

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.

n 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.

n 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

SAVILE & BAY CITY ROLLERS, Therefore TAM PATON

 

All that does make me wonder,

WHO WAS SAVILE’S SCOTTISH ACCOMPLICE?  https://archive.is/XzCrh

 

Above is a conversation between myself & a VERY reliable source & I believe him 100%. view tweet 11:21 PM – Oct 19, 2016  https://archive.is/tM54W

 

Walton Hop, Tam Paton, Chris Denning & Jonathan King

  1. https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/07/18/80-articles-paton-rollers-walton-hop/
  2. https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/07/08/tam-paton/
  3. https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/10/07/chris-denning-ex-radio-1-dj-jailed-for-13-years/
  4. https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/10/17/bay-city-rollers-paton-denning-drugs-paedo-money/
  5. There is heaps of articles etc under #TamPaedoPaton

 

Now that is definitely a ring!!! & from what i have found so far, it goes several ways from there

 

SIR NIKKI & CO & FETTESGATE

 

THE SCOTTISH RITUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR & THE VIP https://youtu.be/wcrCEU1nSeg

 

  1. SIR Nikki Fairbairn & Robert Ewart Henderson QC 

https://spdercatweb.blog/2016/03/06/robert-ewart-henderson-qc/

  1. THE HORRIFYING TRUTH – NIKKI FAIRBAIRN  

http://mooglemeow.blogspot.com.br/2014/08/revealed-full-horrifying-truth-about.html   https://archive.is/0hBqC 

  1. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13174992.Former_judge_s_shock_over_QC_paedophile_ring_allegations/https://archive.is/iKHlh
  2. Circles & Rings: Major, Minor & Magic 

https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/07/08/major-minor-magic/

  1. Prestigious boarding school at centre of abuse probe. FETTES
  2. Tony blair, Knox Cunningham, Fettes & Kincora
  3. ‘Magic circle’ judge asked to resign for allowing homosexual activities to be conducted in public way

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/01/03/magic-circle-judge-asked-to-resign/

  1. Fairbairn Elm Guesthttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698634/Esther-Rantzen-My-shock-MP-lovers-links-Elm-House-paedophile-ring.html https://archive.is/KKv3p 
  2. Kitty, Savile & Elm Guest/ grafton closehttps://youtu.be/gqtPxpa_Q-c

 

 

 

NICOLA, NICHOLAS & ESTHER  https://vidoepress.com/v/hReer2RQ

 

SCOTTISH CHILD ABUSE & MURDER DOT 2 DOT https://youtu.be/INkGlmrpvYs

 

Convicted paedo Jefferey Epstein’s wee black book has Fairbairn’s daughter Charlotte listed.

 

.DOT JOINING: Scottish VIP Paedophile ring 

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/07/28/dot-joining-scottish-vip-paedophile-ring/

 

FERRIS, THE GODFATHER, IAN BRADY & THE KRAYS (& FETTESGATE!)

  • Paul Ferris & The Krays

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/06/06/paul-ferris-the-krays/

  • Glasgow Gangsters Part 2: Ferris

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/05/30/glasgow-gangsters-part-2-paul-ferris/

  • KING RAT: The Godfather, The Krays, Massey, Domenyk & Paedo

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/04/28/the-king-rat-the-godfather-the-krays-massey-domenyk-paedophiles/

  • SCOTLAND, GANGSTERS & SECURITY SERVICES 

https://spidercatweb.blog/gangsters/

  • Glasgow’s gangsters: Arthur Thompson – the Godfather 

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/04/28/glasgows-gangsters-arthur-thompson-the-godfather/

Robin Cook, Gordon Brown, Ian Dunn & P.I.E

https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/11/20/robin-cook-p-i-e-member/ 

http://planning.newforest.gov.uk/online-applications/propertyDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_NEWFO_PROPLPI_61266_1

 https://archive.is/CAGeq

 

esther’s links to paedo

 

  1. FAIRBAIRN  –  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698634/Esther-Rantzen-My-shock-MP-lovers-links-Elm-House-paedophile-ring.html
  2. TOLD ESTHER https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/984731/abuse-campaigner-i-told-esther-rantzen-about-paedo-jimmy-savile-18-years-ago/
  3. SAVILE & THE BBC / SAVILE REPORT “Esther Rantzen heard that Savile was sexually interested in young girls. She first heard about him in the 1970s from a researcher who had come from the BBC from a job in Fleet Street. She heard that the people making a programme about Savile in the ITV series This is Your life had wished to include the parents of a young girl with heart problems for whom Savile had provided financial help. The parents refused to allow that and she said the implication was there was another side to it, which was a darker side. But, she said, this rumour was one of many which ‘swirled around’ at the time in respect of all sorts of famous people.” https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/01/30/bbcs-10m-whitewash-of-savile-scandal-report-clears-tv-chiefs/
  4. ESTHER’S POOL PAEDO http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/man-convicted-of-sex-assault-on-girl-5-in-swimming-pool-guest-at-holiday-home-of-child-abuse-1414750.html
  5. ESTHER & THE PAEDO TEACHER

https://twitter.com/thewakeupcall09/status/850285577526272000   https://archive.is/r6CD2

  1. BEN FELLOWS  https://youtu.be/CMC_QLaoqMo
  2. MUST READ! Ken Clarke, Esther, Kray Twins & Jewish Underground

http://aangirfan.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/ken-clarke-esther-rantzen-kray-twins.html  https://archive.is/ARHGk

 

READ MORE https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/10/29/esther-rantzen-here-to-help-scottish-kids/

Moira Anderson, Gallogley, Gartshore, Willie McRae & The Untouchables 

https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/06/21/moira-gallogley-gartshore-williemcrae-untouchables/

HANDS UP ALL THOSE WHO ARE DEAD!

Brady, Hindley, Glasgow Godfather, Savile, Krays, Robert Black & More 

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/05/16/hands-up-whos-dead/

 

ROBERT BLACK 

  1. ROBERT BLACK: What happened to innocent until PROVEN guilty? https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/06/05/robert-black/
  2. Could Robert Black Be Innocent Of Murder? https://spidercatweb.blog/2016/05/30/could-robert-black-be-innocent-of-murder/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy Tague  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommy-tague-571aa671/    

  1. Tague Manson Consultancy Ltd. Scotland. Jan 2015 – Present. International. International training, investigations and consultancy
  2. Project Coordinator Stop it Now Scotland. Dec 2013 – Present. Edinburgh. Breaking the Links – group work programme targeting males convicted or arrested for sexual offences involving children.
  3. Safeguarder Children Ist. Aug 2013 – Present.Central Scotland. Independent Safeguarder Childrens Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011
  4. Trainer AECT UAE Aug 2014 – Sep 2014 United Arab Emirates. Delivery of National Intelligence Model to the the five Northern Emirates(Ajman, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain).
  5. Detective Superintendent SCDEA (SICU) Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency. Dec 2009 – Dec 2012.  Livingston/ Paisley
  6. Head of the Scottish Intelligence Coordination Unit– SOCG Mapping, Human Trafficking, Prison Intelligence Unit, Scottish Tasking and Coordination Group. Member of SCDEA Senior Management Team, Authorising Officer and OIC SCDEA Intelligence Development Unit.
  7. Chief Inspector Lothian and Borders Police 2008 – 2009  Livingston Operational leadership in critical incidents including high risk missing persons,firearms incidents and murders. Head of Community Teams including funded officers from West Lothian Council.
  8. Detective Chief Inspector Lothian and Borders Police2006 – 2008. Fettes HQ. Deputy Head of Special Branch Force HQ, including Edinburgh Airport.
  9. Detective Chief Inspector Lothian and borders Police 2004 – 2006. Head of Crime Investigations City of Edinburgh.
  10. Detective Inspector Lothian and Borders Police 2002 – 2004  Edinburgh/West Lothian

William Manson  https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-manson-a9585741/

Company Director Tague Manson Consultancy Ltd  Jan 2015 – Present Scotland International training, investigations and consultancy. We provide bespoke training, investigation, case review and consultancy. We have experience in the development and delivery of training to police, local authorities and businesses in the UK. Asia, Western Australia and the Middle East. http://www.taguemanson.com

  • project manager Stop It Now! Scotland 2011 – Present Scotland
  • National MAPPA Coordinator Scottish Government 2009 – 2011 ScotGov
  • Detective Superintendent Lothian and Borders Police 2007 – 2009
  • Detective Chief Inspector Lothian and Borders Police 2002 – 2007 Edinburgh
  • Detective Chief Inspector Lothian and Borders Police 1999 – 2002 West Lothian
  • Chief Inspector Scottish Police College 1996 – 1999  Kincardine
  • Detective Chief Inspector Lothian and Borders Police 1996 – 1996
  • Detective Inspector Lothian and Borders Police  1993 – 1996

https://spidercatweb.blog/2018/01/04/martin-henry-james-rennie-neil-strachan-celtic-savile-the-catholic-church/

Bob Higgins: Ex-Southampton coach denies child abuse charges

Jan 4 2018Bob Higgins

Ex-Saints youth coach Bob Higgins is accused of multiple counts of indecent assault against boys

A former Southampton Football Club youth coach has pleaded not guilty to 50 counts of child abuse.

Bob Higgins, 64, is accused of carrying out indecent assaults on 24 boys between 1970 and 1996.

Mr Higgins, from Southampton, was the youth development officer at Southampton in the 1980s.

He was granted unconditional bail by a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court and is due to appear for trial at Salisbury Crown Court on 29 May.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-42564403

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-42564403

 

Former Crewe Alexandra football coach Paul McCann leaves South Cheshire Magistrates Court

Former Crewe coach charged with indecently assaulting boy

3 Jan 2018

A former Crewe Alexandra football coach has appeared in court charged with six counts of indecent assault.

Paul McCann, 57, appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court in Crewe to face the charges relating to a boy under 16 and a boy over 16.

All the allegations relate to one victim and are alleged to have taken place between 1987 and 1990.

Mr McCann, of Great Sutton, Cheshire, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the brief hearing.

He was granted bail to appear before Chester Crown Court on 31 January.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42556383?ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=twitter

 

earlier:

Former Crewe youth coach suspended by Football Association

Suspension follows that of Crewe director of football Dario Gradi
Paul McCann worked for Crewe in the 1980s and 90s
Paul McCann

Another former coach from Crewe Alexandra, described as a “long-standing club stalwart” because of his work with their youth-team players, has been suspended by the Football Association.

Paul McCann worked for Crewe in the 1980s and 90s and at one stage was the assistant coach in charge of the club’s youth team.

Dario Gradi, Crewe’s former manager and currently director of football, has already been suspended and the FA has now informed McCann that he is not allowed to work in the sport in any capacity until he receives further notification.

McCann was involved at Crewe during Gradi’s time as manager, working with the reserve team, the youth setup and sometimes refereeing matches involving the younger children.

He left his voluntary role in December 1991 because he was working as a human resources director for Shell UK and had been given a new post in the Netherlands. McCann spent four years in that role and in two decades at Shell he also had a three-year spell in Australia. He has since had similar roles for Centrica and ISG and lives near Chester, with another base in London.

McCann said: “I have not done anything wrong. This process is in place to help the investigation take its due course. I am collateral damage.” Speaking at his home in Great Sutton, Cheshire, earlier he said he had worked for Crewe only as a voluntary coach and never received any payment. He is not coaching currently. The FA has not confirmed the suspension or the reason for it.

McCann is not thought to have worked for another professional football club in England but was involved at Crewe during the years when they were building their reputation for having one of the best production lines of young footballers in the country. One book chronicling Gradi’s long association with the club describes McCann as a “talented coach”, a “long-standing club stalwart” and “one of the key men behind reserve and youth-team football at Crewe”.

Gradi, 75, has held a number of senior positions at Crewe since 1983 but was notified by the FA on 25 November that he was being suspended with immediate effect. It is understood that relates to issues involving Crewe rather than, as initially reported, allegations that he visited the parents of a Chelsea youth-team player to “smooth over” a complaint of sexual assault against Eddie Heath, the chief scout who has been identified as a repeat offender in the 1970s.

Gradi, then in his early 30s, was assistant manager at Chelsea at the time and is said to have told the 15-year-old victim’s family that he knew Heath was “closer” to boys than he should have been. Chelsea never took any action against Heath and the FA’s independent inquiry intends to interview Gradi about what the club knew, and his own particular role.

Gradi has not commented on his suspension but he has always said he did not know of anything untoward at Crewe and the allegations involving Heath were put to him two weeks ago.

“Aside from denying any wrongdoing, it would be inappropriate and unfair on all parties to comment piecemeal through the media at this time in connection with historic allegations,” he said in a statement at the time. “Suffice to say, I will do everything within my power to assist all investigatory authorities into what is becoming a wide-ranging and important enquiry into historic sexual abuse.”

Another former Crewe coach, Barry Bennell, is due to appear at Chester Crown Court next Wednesday to face eight charges of sexual offences against a boy, aged under 15, from another club, from 1981 to 1985.

The FA inquiry will be led by the QC Clive Sheldon and a backup team of investigators to go through what has been described as a “tidal wave” of people coming forward since Andy Woodward’s interview in the Guardian on 16 November, followed by that of another former Crewe player Steve Walters, instigated what the FA’s chairman, Greg Clarke, has described as the worst crisis he can remember in the sport.

At the last count, from figures released on 21 December, 155 potential suspects had been identified in connection with possible attacks throughout the sport on 429 people. Of those, some of the victims were as young as four, and 148 clubs from professional and amateur level have been named.

The allegations being investigated by police span more than five decades and a national sexual abuse investigation called Operation Hydrant is coordinating to avoid duplication and ensure that information about potential offenders and victims is shared across the 43 forces in England and Wales. Police say they have received a 819 referrals, with 605 coming from a hotline set up by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in tandem with the FA.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/04/crewe-paul-mccann-suspended-fa

Former academy director’s file handed to CPS in football sexual abuse inquiry

Kit Carson was academy director at Peterborough from 1993 to 2001
Carson, who also worked at Cambridge and Norwich, was arrested in January

Kit Carson worked with players at Peterborough who went on to have careers in the Premier League. Photograph: Peterborough Telegraph

Police have submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service following the arrest of a hugely respected youth football coach on suspicion of child sexual offences.

“Kit” Carson, 74, whose real name is Michael Sean Carson, was arrested in Cambridge in January and questioned on suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault.

Police had been working with two of Carson’s former clubs, Peterborough United and Cambridge United, since the football abuse scandal was broken by the Guardian last year.

Carson was academy director at Peterborough from 1993 to 2001. Players he worked with there went on to have careers in the Premier League. Carson left to become head of talent development at Cambridge United between 2001 and 2005.

Before Peterborough he was at Norwich City from 1983 until 1993. On his LinkedIn page, he described himself as a football consultant and scout for a Finnish club.

Police have not named Carson, referring to him only as a man in his 70s. But the force confirmed to the Guardian that a file had been sent to the CPS on the man.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/06/former-academy-director-kit-carson-file-cps-football-sexual-abuse-inquiry?CMP=share_btn_tw

One year after football’s child abuse scandal broke, stories are yet to be told

Last November, Andy Woodward bravely shared his story and 12 months on, the full horror is still emerging with 748 victims coming forward

11 November 2017

 

It wasn’t easy at first to understand the numbers that were potentially involved. It still isn’t, to be honest, when the latest police figures are so mind-boggling – on average, five new victims coming forward every two days – but particularly so at the start, when Andy Woodward was preparing to go public and telling me he was certain there would be many others, hundreds even, who had experienced the same kind of childhood horrors.

What has happened since started as a trickle but quickly turned into what the Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has described as a tidal wave. At the time, however, I can remember going to Andy, on the day before publication, to make absolutely sure he was happy to put the numbers so high. His response was that it might even be higher. The story went out. “Difficult knowing how to introduce this one,” I wrote on Twitter. “He’s a brave man and, as of today, he is free of his secret.” And then we waited.

The first six came forward inside five days. By the end of the week it was 11. And on and on. This week brings up a year since Andy became the first former footballer to speak about the sexual abuse he had suffered and the latest police figures, 748 victims, make it easy to understand why at least one force has advertised for retired detectives to help the process of taking statements.

To put it in some kind of context, more football coaches and people connected with the sport, 285, have now been accused of molesting boys than the number of priests and brothers from the Boston archdiocese, 249, who were identified as part of the scandal unearthed by the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team.

The victims come from all levels of football and, at the last count, 331 clubs had been “impacted”, meaning they had been named without necessarily being under investigation. Of the victims, 96% are male, the youngest being four years old, and the vast majority of cases happened in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, though some as far back as 1950. Operation Hydrant has had 2,028 referrals and all but 27 relate to football – the others involving basketball, rugby, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, wrestling, golf, sailing, athletics, cricket and swimming.

It is a lot to take in and, as if all that was not shocking enough, the real number of victims will actually be significantly higher when the figures have not been updated since 28 September and there are so many others who have suffered the same kind of ordeals but chosen not to report what happened.

Many do not think it is worthwhile now their abusers – paedophiles such as Frank Roper, a coach in Blackpool’s junior system, and Eddie Heath, formerly the chief scout at Chelsea – are dead. Others have now reached an age where they have their own children and have elderly parents and, understandably, want to protect their families. Many don’t feel they have the strength to deal with the tortuous, often torturous, process of going through the courts when it can feel sometimes as if there are glaciers that move quicker than the British judicial system.

After a year on this story, I have spoken to almost as many victims who have chosen not to go to the police as those who have. The numbers, again, are frightening and some of the stories that are waiting to be told leave huge questions about what the clubs knew, and what they did about it.

A lot of those stories will have to be held back for now because of the cases being sub judice but suffice to say there is startling evidence of cover-ups, and warnings being ignored, at a number of clubs.

The negligence also appears to be related to money in some cases. One recurring theme is that the people in charge were often reluctant to rock the boat if the person under suspicion was good at his job, potentially making those clubs money. Of everything we have heard over the last year, that perhaps is the most galling part when you stop to think about the number of children it put at risk. Some big football clubs and well-known individuals are going to find it a hard stain to wash out.

Aston Villa certainly need to explain what precisely happened after they were notified about the crimes of Ted Langford, a part-time scout for the club, during the late 1980s and maybe we will also hear from Dario Gradi at some point about his own judgment over the years. Gradi was suspended from all football activities by the FA last November after claims that in his coaching days at Chelsea he visited the house of a 15-year-old youth-team player to “smooth over” a complaint of sexual assault against Heath. Gradi has always denied any wrongdoing but the suspension remains in place, almost a year on, and it is clear the FA wants to distance itself from a man who was once revered for his work in junior football. Gradi was given a lifetime contribution award in 2014 and inducted into the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club Hall of Fame. His photograph has been taken down from the walls of St George’s Park and his name has been removed from the relevant wall display.

Hopefully we will get some more answers when the FA’s independent inquiry, led by Clive Sheldon QC, is published and perhaps, in time, there will also be an explanation from Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, about why his organisation did not do more after the 1997 Dispatches documentary Soccer’s Foul Play made it clear there was a serious problem inside the sport.

Everybody within the game, the media included, needs to look at how this scandal was ignored for so long. Yet the PFA, in particular, has much to answer for when, unlike the FA, it has had very little regime change at the highest level. Taylor has been there since 1981.

Sheldon’s report should be delivered at Easter and you might have seen the story recently about him seeing a counsellor, paid for by the FA, to look after his own mental health when he is being exposed to so many harrowing stories. Fair enough, but it is just a pity, perhaps, that the FA has not been so generous when it comes to the players whose lives have been shaped by the abuse. Many have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and still suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia and panic attacks. They do at least have support groups such as the Offside Trust and SAVE but many have experienced what a hard-faced organisation the FA can be.

Equally, it might have been an idea if the FA had gone to any real effort to help the victims, or anyone else who might have vital information, to understand how to go about the process of speaking to the inquiry. That, after all, is surely the first starting point of any such investigation: to hear from as many people as possible. Yet if you were to click on the FA’s website – the place, you might imagine, where the process might be explained – there is nothing about it all.

Instead, the FA, acting independently of the barrister, has set up a convoluted and hard-to-locate system whereby the only way anyone can submit evidence is by clicking on the website for Sport Resolutions and going through a link named “Football Review”. Even then, it still doesn’t make it absolutely clear what it is. There isn’t even a helpline, just an email address for “written submissions” and no clues whatsoever why the FA should presume anyone would know this was how it worked.

It all feels so dreadfully typical of the FA and helps to explain why, by mid-October, Sheldon had interviewed no more than 15 victims. Clarke, who has described it as the biggest crisis in the history of the FA, claimed during his calamitous appearance before the House of Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee recently that he had spent 22 hours a day working on the case when the story broke. Perhaps he needed a rest if this was the best he could come up with.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/11/andy-woodward-one-year-on


Former football coach Barry Bennell has appeared in court ahead of his trial next year over a string of child sex allegations.

The 63-year-old appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via video link in a preliminary hearing ahead of his eight-week trial on January 8 next year.

He is charged with 55 offences, including 42 counts of indecent assault, 11 counts of buggery and two counts of attempted buggery said to have been committed on various dates between 1979 and 1991.

The allegations against the ex-Crewe Alexandra coach relate to 12 complainants.

During Friday’s hearing the court heard the defendant had previously changed his name to Richard Jones.

Honorary Recorder of Liverpool, Judge Clement Goldstone QC, said the defendant would now be referred to in the proceedings as Mr Jones.

A further pre-trial hearing will take place on November 24.

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2017-10-27/ex-football-coach-faces-court-ahead-of-child-sex-abuse-trial/

 

Six County FAs fail to respond to questions on football sex abuse

The failure by some to cooperate with the independent review into the game’s child sexual abuse scandal was laid bare again on Monday night after it emerged six County Football Associations had not responded to requests for information five months after being asked to do so.

Following the revelation in May that eight professional clubs had missed two deadlines over four months to tell investigators what they knew, it transpired that six of the 46 County FAs had also ignored more than one attempt to contact them, putting them at risk of disciplinary action.

The inquiry team, led by Clive Sheldon QC, was forced last week to contact the Football Association itself to ask it to act over what one source branded “inertia” on the part of several counties, something that as of last night had the desired effect on only two out of the six in question.

They had originally been written to on May 11 and given a deadline of June 1 to respond, with those which failed to meet that contacted again on June 21.

The six outstanding counties were also sent reminders more recently to provide information which could be vital to an inquiry which is investigating what FA chairman Greg Clarke has admitted is the biggest crisis he could recall the game facing.

The probe will examine how it dealt with the alleged abuse of schoolboy players between 1970 and 2005, whether there was any cover-up, and even whether a paedophile ring operated in the game.

It also transpired that the final report by Sheldon had been delayed until at least Easter after the process of examining up to five million documents in an FA archive proved more arduous than anticipated.

Sheldon and his team, who had originally planned to report early next year, had also managed to interview only 15 survivors of abuse – there are 741 potential victims according to the most recent police figures – and 35 other persons of interest.

Alleged victims spoken to include former internationals, although sources refused to confirm whether Matt Le Tissier, David White and Paul Stewart – all of whom had gone public – had been among them.

Survivors’ stories were said to have been “harrowing”, with Sheldon and his team – as well as victims – requiring counselling as a result.

Meetings were planned yesterday with a further 20-30 survivors, as well as with other persons of interest, with the inquiry restricted in who it could talk to due to ongoing criminal investigations and the upcoming trials of former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell and ex-Southampton youth coach Bob Higgins.

Sources close to the investigation confirmed suspended Crewe director of football Dario Gradi – who denies covering up abuse claims – had been on a list of intended interviewees but refused to reveal whether he had been spoken to yet.

Former Aston Villa assistant manager Dave Richardson is also a person of interest after the inquiry was told by one victim, Tony Brien, that former England boss Graham Taylor was involved in a cover-up while at the club.

No one approached so far has openly refused to co-operate with the inquiry.

The Bennell and Higgins trials early next year could also limit either what Sheldon says about allegations against each of them in his report or what the FA is able to publish of his findings.

His report is likely to focus on case studies of 10-12 clubs to paint a picture of the game’s handling of claims of child abuse during the years covered by the inquiry, amid the impossibility of speaking to every potential victim and witness.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/10/16/six-county-fas-fail-respond-questions-football-sex-abuse/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw


 

Police now investigating over 2,000 child abuse referrals in football

Specialist unit looking into complaints involving more than 330 clubs
Referrals relating to sports other than football reach a total of 27

The specialist police unit investigating child abuse in football has received 142 new referrals since publishing its last updated figures in June and is currently investigating complaints involving more than 330 clubs.

The figures released on Tuesday reveal that information forwarded by police forces to Operation Hydrant up to 28 September amount to 2,028 referrals, an increase of 142 on the previous figure at the end of June.

A total of 688 referrals came from the NSPCC with 1,340 from the police forces that were contacted. The statistics provided from Operation Hydrant reveal that a total of 331 clubs have been impacted since Andy Woodward’s interview in November sparked the now countrywide investigation.

The vast majority of referrals relate to football. However, a number of other sports have also been the subject of 27 referrals. These referrals include basketball, rugby, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, wrestling, golf, sailing, athletics, cricket, and swimming.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/17/police-investigating-child-abuse-football-140-new-referrals?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Trial of ex-Celtic kit man on child sex abuse charges is delayed over medical report

September 16 2017

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/trial-of-exceltic-kit-man-on-child-sex-abuse-charges-is-delayed-over-medical-report-36136125.html

Late England boss Graham Taylor covered up claims of sexual abuse by a paedophile, inquiry told

Abuse victim Tony Brien says he told Taylor – who was Aston Villa manager at the time – about offense committed by a club scout

13 Sep 2017

Former England manager Graham Taylor covered-up the sexual abuse of young boys by a paedophile, it has been claimed.

The inquiry into child abuse in football has been told he discouraged at least two teenage players from making complaints.

Taylor, who died in January aged 72, was Aston Villa boss when he was told club scout Ted Langford was a paedophile.

Tony Brien, who was abused by Langford, said Taylor ignored warnings that youngsters were at risk.

Instead he claims the former Three Lions manager told him to “move on” in a phone call in 1987.

Brien, then aged 18, also said Taylor warned he would be taunted by fans if the sexual abuse became public knowledge.

The independent inquiry was told Langford abused boys at Villa after Taylor was warned about the dangers.

In 2002 Taylor was awarded the OBE, which was presented to him by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, at Buckingham Palace.

A second player said Graham aylor visited him at home and discouraged him from taking a complaint against the scout further.

Langford worked for Villa until 1989, when he was sacked in the wake of other abuse allegations.

He was finally convicted of abusing boys in 2007, aged 66, and jailed for three years. He died in 2012.

Brien, now 48, played for Leicester, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City.

A statement he gave to police last December was passed onto the Football Association.

In it he claimed Langford abused him from the age of 12 in his Ford Granada at a Midlands golf course.

He said when he reported the abuse, Taylor and assistant manager Dave Richardson told him to keep quiet.

“They discouraged me from going forward and never offered me a chance to go to the police or anything like that,” he said.

The inquiry is investigating whether Villa failed to alert authorities about the child sexual abuse.

Watford was allegedly told that young boys were at risk

So far 741 alleged victims had come forward and 276 suspects had been identified as part of Operation Hydrant.

Aston Villa said they have “co-operated fully” with the ongoing FA investigation into historical abuse.

Richardson said he could not recall any conversation with Brien about alleged abuse.

He claims to have launched an investigation which resulted in Langford’s sacking after being told of “alarming allegations” in 1987.

Taylor went on to manage Watford under owner Elton John

Sir Elton John led the tributes to Taylor after his death from a suspected heart attack in January.

He led England to the 1992 European Championships and also managed Watford, Villa, Wolves and Lincoln.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/late-england-boss-graham-taylor-11164744

Taylor was a supporter of Sense-National Deafblind and Rubella Association and a Patron of DebRa. He was a Celebrity Ambassador for the Sense Enterprise Board in Birmingham, and worked to raise both funds and awareness, including running the London Marathon in 2004.[74] He regularly hosted moderated “online coaching seminars” on the DALnet channel. He also supported the Royal British Legion and cycled from London to Paris in 2010 to raise funds for the RBL’s Poppy appeal.[75]

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

Debra charity

 


Graham Taylor charity work – Sense

1989 HRH The Princess Royal becomes Sense’s patron.

Celebrity Ambassadors include

Amitabh Bachchan (charity colleague of Keith Vaz)

Jay Rayner – son of Claire Rayner

Celebrity Supporters

Maureen Lipman (Champneys)

https://www.sense.org.uk/content/our-celebrity-ambassadors

 

Other charities that Graham Taylor supported:

Watford Football Club’s Community Sports and Education Trust’s patron, Graham Taylor OBE,

Football Foundation, Kit Aid and Peace Hospice, to name just a few.

https://www.watfordfccsetrust.co.uk/trust-statement-graham-taylor-obe

 

Jimmy Savile at the 2007 GNR with Alastair Campbell (Tony Blair’s former spin doctor)……and former sports minister Richard Caborn.

 

Football Foundation

Ambassador

Graham Taylor OBE

http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/about-us/ambassadors/

Board of Trustees – inc

Richard Caborn

http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/about-us/board-of-trustees/

Kit Aid

Finding a home for your unwanted football kit in Africa and beyond KitAid is a charity set up by, Derrick Williams MBE, who visited Tanzania on a WaterAid supporters’ trip in 1998. Derrick, being a mad footie fan, was amazed at the reception he received from children and adults in remote villages just because he wearing his favourite football shirt (Watford, Chesham Utd, Liverpool FC to name a few).

After two weeks in Tanzania, a flame was lit in Derrick’s heart and he was on a mission to provide kit and equipment to the bare-footed children playing with footballs made of tied string and plastic bags. Fifteen years on, KitAid has Graham Taylor OBE as its Patron, lots of volunteers and to date we’ve sent out 200,000 kits to children and adults in 40 different countries across the world.

Pictured: Derrick Williams MBE presenting Graham Taylor OBE with a commemorative shirt at KitAid’s 15th year anniversary event.

http://kitaid.net/about-us

Peace Hospice

Her Royal Highness, Princess Michael of Kent is our Royal President

http://www.peacehospicecare.org.uk/page.asp?thepageID=259

Late England boss Graham Taylor covered up claims of sexual abuse by a paedophile, inquiry told

Abuse victim Tony Brien says he told Taylor – who was Aston Villa manager at the time – about offense committed by a club scout

13 Sep 2017

Former England manager Graham Taylor covered-up the sexual abuse of young boys by a paedophile, it has been claimed.

The inquiry into child abuse in football has been told he discouraged at least two teenage players from making complaints.

Taylor, who died in January aged 72, was Aston Villa boss when he was told club scout Ted Langford was a paedophile.

Tony Brien, who was abused by Langford, said Taylor ignored warnings that youngsters were at risk.

Instead he claims the former Three Lions manager told him to “move on” in a phone call in 1987.

Brien, then aged 18, also said Taylor warned he would be taunted by fans if the sexual abuse became public knowledge.

The independent inquiry was told Langford abused boys at Villa after Taylor was warned about the dangers.

In 2002 Taylor was awarded the OBE, which was presented to him by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, at Buckingham Palace.

A second player said Graham aylor visited him at home and discouraged him from taking a complaint against the scout further.

Langford worked for Villa until 1989, when he was sacked in the wake of other abuse allegations.

He was finally convicted of abusing boys in 2007, aged 66, and jailed for three years. He died in 2012.

Brien, now 48, played for Leicester, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City.

A statement he gave to police last December was passed onto the Football Association.

In it he claimed Langford abused him from the age of 12 in his Ford Granada at a Midlands golf course.

He said when he reported the abuse, Taylor and assistant manager Dave Richardson told him to keep quiet.

“They discouraged me from going forward and never offered me a chance to go to the police or anything like that,” he said.

The inquiry is investigating whether Villa failed to alert authorities about the child sexual abuse.

Watford was allegedly told that young boys were at risk

So far 741 alleged victims had come forward and 276 suspects had been identified as part of Operation Hydrant.

Aston Villa said they have “co-operated fully” with the ongoing FA investigation into historical abuse.

Richardson said he could not recall any conversation with Brien about alleged abuse.

He claims to have launched an investigation which resulted in Langford’s sacking after being told of “alarming allegations” in 1987.

Taylor went on to manage Watford under owner Elton John

Sir Elton John led the tributes to Taylor after his death from a suspected heart attack in January.

He led England to the 1992 European Championships and also managed Watford, Villa, Wolves and Lincoln.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/late-england-boss-graham-taylor-11164744

Taylor was a supporter of Sense-National Deafblind and Rubella Association and a Patron of DebRa. He was a Celebrity Ambassador for the Sense Enterprise Board in Birmingham, and worked to raise both funds and awareness, including running the London Marathon in 2004.[74] He regularly hosted moderated “online coaching seminars” on the DALnet channel. He also supported the Royal British Legion and cycled from London to Paris in 2010 to raise funds for the RBL’s Poppy appeal.[75]

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

Debra charity

 

Late England boss Graham Taylor covered up claims of sexual abuse by a paedophile, inquiry told

Abuse victim Tony Brien says he told Taylor – who was Aston Villa manager at the time – about offense committed by a club scout

13 Sep 2017

Former England manager Graham Taylor covered-up the sexual abuse of young boys by a paedophile, it has been claimed.

The inquiry into child abuse in football has been told he discouraged at least two teenage players from making complaints.

Taylor, who died in January aged 72, was Aston Villa boss when he was told club scout Ted Langford was a paedophile.

Tony Brien, who was abused by Langford, said Taylor ignored warnings that youngsters were at risk.

Instead he claims the former Three Lions manager told him to “move on” in a phone call in 1987.

Brien, then aged 18, also said Taylor warned he would be taunted by fans if the sexual abuse became public knowledge.

The independent inquiry was told Langford abused boys at Villa after Taylor was warned about the dangers.

In 2002 Taylor was awarded the OBE, which was presented to him by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, at Buckingham Palace.

A second player said Graham aylor visited him at home and discouraged him from taking a complaint against the scout further.

Langford worked for Villa until 1989, when he was sacked in the wake of other abuse allegations.

He was finally convicted of abusing boys in 2007, aged 66, and jailed for three years. He died in 2012.

Brien, now 48, played for Leicester, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City.

A statement he gave to police last December was passed onto the Football Association.

In it he claimed Langford abused him from the age of 12 in his Ford Granada at a Midlands golf course.

He said when he reported the abuse, Taylor and assistant manager Dave Richardson told him to keep quiet.

“They discouraged me from going forward and never offered me a chance to go to the police or anything like that,” he said.

The inquiry is investigating whether Villa failed to alert authorities about the child sexual abuse.

Watford was allegedly told that young boys were at risk

So far 741 alleged victims had come forward and 276 suspects had been identified as part of Operation Hydrant.

Aston Villa said they have “co-operated fully” with the ongoing FA investigation into historical abuse.

Richardson said he could not recall any conversation with Brien about alleged abuse.

He claims to have launched an investigation which resulted in Langford’s sacking after being told of “alarming allegations” in 1987.

Taylor went on to manage Watford under owner Elton John

Sir Elton John led the tributes to Taylor after his death from a suspected heart attack in January.

He led England to the 1992 European Championships and also managed Watford, Villa, Wolves and Lincoln.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/late-england-boss-graham-taylor-11164744

Taylor was a supporter of Sense-National Deafblind and Rubella Association and a Patron of DebRa. He was a Celebrity Ambassador for the Sense Enterprise Board in Birmingham, and worked to raise both funds and awareness, including running the London Marathon in 2004.[74] He regularly hosted moderated “online coaching seminars” on the DALnet channel. He also supported the Royal British Legion and cycled from London to Paris in 2010 to raise funds for the RBL’s Poppy appeal.[75]

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

Debra charity

 

 

 

Watford Football Club’s Community Sports and Education Trust’s patron, Graham Taylor OBE,

Former Cambridge United star in court this morning over a child sex charge

Bryan Boggis has been accused of a sexual offence involving a 12-year-old boy

A legendary former Cambridge United and Aston Villa player who has been accused of gross indecency with a 12-year-old boy will appear in court today (September 5).

Bryan Boggis, 75, is due in Cambridge Crown Court for a plea hearing concerning the alleged sexual offence.

The alleged crime is said to have taken place in Cambridge between July 1, 1968, and June 30, 1970.

On August 8, Boggis pleaded not guilty to a charge of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 14 years old at Cambridge Magistrates Court.

Boggis, of Suffield Road, Gorleston, played for the U’s in the 1960s and is named in a book listing the club’s ‘100 Greats’.

Brian Boggis when he played for Cambridge United

The case forms part of an investigation into non-recent allegations related to football in Cambridgeshire.

A biography of Boggis in 100 Greats Cambridge United Football Club says: “In the early 1960s, the first name put on every team sheet was that of the defender Brian (sic) Boggis.

 

“He was Mr Consistency and as well as appearing near the top of the list of Southern League appearances for Cambridge United, he also figured in the top twenty appearances for the club since the war.”

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Bob Higgins: Ex-Saints coach child abuse charges trial date set

16 August 2017

A date has been set for the trial of a former Southampton Football Club youth coach who faces child abuse charges.

Bob Higgins, 64, of Litchfield Road, Southampton, appeared at Winchester Crown Court earlier charged with 65 counts of indecent assault against 23 boys, all aged under 17.

The alleged offences took place between 1970 and 1996.

Mr Higgins, whose first name is Robert, did not enter a plea but a provisional trial date has been set for 9 April.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-40948033


Former youth coach Frank Roper accused of abusing 31 young players

  • A Freedom of Information request revealed 31 people have filed 35 accusations
  • Several alleged victims have begun legal proceedings against Blackpool
  • Ex-England player Paul Stewart says he was abused on daily basis for four years

Thirty-one former footballers including England international Paul Stewart have accused former youth coach Frank Roper of historical sexual abuse.

Several alleged victims have also begun legal proceedings against Blackpool, with whom Roper was closely associated in the 1980s.

Stewart, 52, has claimed that Roper, who died in Stockport in 1995, abused him on a daily basis for four years from the age of 11.

 

Frank Roper (right) has been accused of abusing 31 former footballers

A Freedom of Information request revealed that 31 individuals have filed 35 accusations against Roper, a former football coach in the North West.

Sportsmail exposed Roper as a serial sexual predator last November. He exploited his power at renowned Manchester youth club Nova and enjoyed strong links with Blackpool.

Stewart, the former Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City striker, said: ‘It’s sad that so many came forward because it meant so many suffered.

‘People will see now how prolific he was, and hopefully the people who suffered will not feel as I have, that the police are only interested in the victims of others.

The former youth coach was closely associated with Blackpool in the 1980s

‘I’m not bothered that he won’t face justice, I never came forward for that. But I’m gutted for those who have reported him and will not see him face justice.’

Roper warned Stewart, who started his career at Blackpool, never to tell anyone of the horrific ordeal or risk his family being killed.

Witnesses revealed how Roper abused children on expensive trips to the Far East, New Zealand and America.

Dino Nocivelli of Bolt Burdon Kemp Solicitors, representing several survivors, said: ‘The number of children who allegedly suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Frank Roper indicates he was a substantial threat to children.

‘What is even more worrying is that this is very likely to only be the tip of the iceberg — Frank Roper was associated with Blackpool for over a decade, he was granted frequent access to children as a result of this and the abuse is alleged to have taken place not just in England but also in Thailand and New Zealand.

‘I have been instructed by a number of survivors to pursue claims against Blackpool Football Club. A letter before claim has been sent on behalf of one of my clients to Blackpool setting out the abuse that my client suffered at the hands of Roper.

‘Blackpool have confirmed receipt of these papers and I am awaiting their response as to whether or not they admit responsibility for the acts of Roper.’

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: ‘We will continue to support any victims of non-recent sexual abuse and we are working with charities and partner organisations to help provide them with specialist support.

‘GMP will continue to inform victims of any updates regarding their complaints.

‘We understand that reporting such traumatic events is extremely difficult and we will continue to assist any victims in any way that we can.’

Blackpool were approached but declined to comment.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-4803650/Former-youth-coach-accused-abusing-31-young-players.html


Barry Bennell is to stand trial over child sex offences in January

21 July 2017

Former football coach Barry Bennell is to stand trial next January over child sex offences.

The 63-year-old appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday via video-link, charged with 55 offences, including 42 counts of indecent assault, 11 counts of buggery and two counts of attempted buggery.

The trial is expected to last eight weeks.

The charges relate to 12 complainants and the offences allegedly happened between 1979 and 1991, when the victims were aged between eight and 15.

The former coach wore a black T-shirt and appeared clean-shaven.

Honorary Recorder of Liverpool Judge Clement Goldstone said a pre-trial hearing would be held on October 27 ahead of the trial on January 8 next year.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10956646/barry-bennell-is-to-stand-trial-over-child-sex-offences-in-january

Bob Higgins

Bob Higgins, former Southampton youth coach, denies child sexual abuse charges

  • Higgins faces 65 counts of non-recent sexual abuse against 23 boys
  • Case to be tried at Winchester crown court

20 July 2017

The former Southampton youth coach Bob Higgins has appeared before magistrates charged with 65 sexual offences against boys as young as 12.

Higgins, 64, was accused of 63 indecent assaults and two attempted indecent assaults between 1970 and 1996. The court was told the alleged offences relate to 23 boys.

The clerk told the court he faced 63 charges of indecent assault between 1970 and 1996 against boys aged under 17 and two attempted indecent assaults against a boy aged under 16 between 1979 and 1983.

He indicated during a three-minute hearing before Southampton magistrates that he would be pleading not guilty to the charges. He will next appear at Winchester crown court on 16 August.

Higgins was a coach in Southampton’s junior system in the 1980s and worked as Peterborough United’s youth-team manager from May 1995 to April 1996 as well as running his own soccer school. He was still involved in football, working with adults at Fleet Town, when the police investigation began last year.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/20/bob-higgins-former-southampton-youth-coach-denies-sexual-abuse-charges

10 July 2017

Police arrest 11 as part of football sex abuse inquiry

More than 150 people have made allegations of child sexual abuse in football, with 11 arrests made.

Police Scotland said officers have been contacted by 162 people since a major inquiry into abuse in football was launched at the end of last year.

It was sparked by claims from former players across the UK – including Andy Woodward – that they were abused by people in positions of authority.

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has set up an independent review into reports of historic child abuse in the sport.

https://stv.tv/news/scotland/1393218-police-arrest-11-as-part-of-football-sex-abuse-inquiry/

June 28 2017

Barry Bennell: Ex-football coach in court on 14 further abuse charges

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has appeared in court charged with a further 14 counts of sexual abuse.

The charges, which include indecent assault and serious sexual assault, involve four boys who were aged between 11 and 14 at the time.

The former Crewe Alexandra youth coach now faces a total of 55 charges, relating to alleged offences between 1979 and 1991.

The 63-year-old denied all accusations during previous court appearances.

He appeared via video link for the hearing at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, speaking only to confirm his name, age and that he understood the charges.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 17 July.

Mr Bennell coached a number of junior teams in north-west England and the Midlands, some with associations to Manchester City and Stoke City.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40434911


Latest charges bought against former Crewe/Man City coach Barry Bennell

Barry Bennell has been charged with 14 more counts of non-recent sexual abuse on boys aged 11 to 14. Court date set for June 28.



 

20 June 2017

Former football coach Barry Bennell faces a further 14 child sex offence charges

Barry Bennell
Barry Bennell is facing 55 charges in total 

Former football coach Barry Bennell is facing a further 14 counts of non-recent sexual assault on boys aged between 11 and 14.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service the new charges relate to 10 counts of indecent assault and four counts of buggery which were alleged to have taken place between 1983 and 1990.

It follows a string of previous allegations made against the 63-year-old.

A CPS spokesperson said: “Today, 20 June, former professional football coach Barry Bennell, 63, was informed that he has been charged with 14 counts of non-recent child sexual abuse against boys aged 11 to 14 years.”

The former Crewe Alexandra coach will appear via video link at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday June 28 in relation to these charges.

In total he is facing charges of 55 offences between 1979 and 1991 against young boys.

He has previously denied accusations made against him during a succession of court appearances.

http://www.itv.com/news/2017-06-20/former-football-coach-barry-bennell-faces-a-further-14-child-sex-offence-charges/


Former football coach appears in court charged with sexual abuse of boys

John Marshall charged with offences of indecent assault against three victims
Former coach of junior club in Newcastle area denies all eight charges

14 June 2017

The former football coach John Marshall arrives at court on Wednesday.

John Marshall

A former coach of a junior football club in the Newcastle area in the 1980s has appeared in court charged with sexual abuse of young boys.

John Marshall, 69, from Longbenton, in north Tyneside, has been charged with eight offences of indecent assault against three complainants. The offences are alleged to have been carried out between 1980-85, on victims who were aged 14 or under.

The first hearing took place at North Tyneside magistrates court. The charges against Marshall follow an investigation by Northumbria police into allegations of historical child sexual abuse at football clubs in their locality, Operation Tide.

One of the alleged victims was 12 and 13 at the time Marshall is accused of indecently assaulting him, another of the boys was 13 and the other was 14.

Marshall denied all the charges and was granted unconditional bail. He is due to appear next at Newcastle crown court on 12 July.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/14/former-football-coach-court-charged-sex-abuse-john-marshall?CMP=share_btn_tw

Former Newcastle United coach appears in court charged with 29 sex offences against boys and men dating back more than 40 years

  • George Ormond, faces 29 charges charges relating to 17 complainants
  • Incidents involving Ormond said to have occured between 1973 and 1988
  • He did not enter pleas to the charges at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court

George Ormond has appeared in court charged with 29 historic sexual offences

A former Newcastle United coach has been charged with 29 historic sexual offences dating back more than 40 years.

George Ormond, 61, from Newton Abbot, Devon, appeared via videolink for a five minute hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today.

Wearing black-rimmed glasses, the bearded defendant identified himself in a clear voice.

He did not enter pleas to the 29 charges which relate to 17 complainants, and which were said to have occurred between 1973 and 1998.

He is charged with one count of buggery of a boy of 15, 10 counts of indecent assault on boys under 14, eight on boys under 16 and 10 on males over 16.

He was granted unconditional bail and told he must appear at Newcastle Crown Court on July 7.

Ex-Celtic youth coach to face child sex charge this week

Ex-Celtic youth coach to face child sex charge this weekJun 5 2017

THE case against a former Celtic youth coach and kit man charged with a child sex offence will be heard this week in a Belfast court.

Jim McCafferty, 71, who now lives in Northern Ireland, was charged with engaging in sexual activity with a child aged 13 to 16 between December 2011 and December 2014.

The case will be heard in Laganside Magistrate’s Court, Belfast, this Thursday.

McCafferty – who also worked at Hibernian, Falkirk and with youth teams – handed himself in at a Belfast police station where he allegedly made a confession.

Since last December he has been in protective custody in prison in Northern Ireland Police Scotland launched an investigation into claims he abused young players in Scotland, and evidence was handed over to Northern Ireland’s prosecution service.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15328098.Ex_Celtic_youth_coach_to_face_child_sex_charge_this_week/?ref=rss

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Was Lawrence Haggart really murdered by ex-Celtic youth coach Jim McCafferty ?

 

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The FA told us they would be “completely transparent” about sex-abuse scandal. Why didn’t they keep to it?

FA clearly falling short on transparency in sexual abuse scandal

The refusal to name the eight clubs who missed two deadlines to pass on whatever information they had in the sexual abuse inquiry is baffling

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/20/fa-sexual-abuse-in-football-scandal?CMP=share_btn_tw

Child sex abuse: Eight remaining football clubs respond to abuse inquiry

May 21 2017

Eight professional clubs have responded after initially missing an inquiry’s deadline for giving information about historical child sex abuse in football.

The inquiry, led by barrister Clive Sheldon QC, was started by the Football Association in December after allegations from former players.

Sheldon wrote to every club in England and Wales in January.

The EFL said in a statement it was “very disappointed” to learn eight clubs had missed the 15 March deadline.

Those clubs, which have not been named, had been warned they could face sanctions.

“Having been made aware of the situation, the EFL immediately made contact with the relevant clubs and secured a response,” said the statement.

A final report is not expected to be published until 2018.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39994580

Ex-Newcastle youth coach George Ormond faces sex charges

May 19 2017

 George Ormond will appear in court next month

Former Newcastle United youth coach George Ormond has been charged with 29 sex offences, police have said.

The 61-year-old, of Newton Abbot, Devon, is alleged to have committed the offences between 1973 and 1998.

He is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on 9 June, Northumbria Police said.

The charges followed an investigation into “non-recent child sexual abuse in the sporting community”, the force added.

Ormond is the first person to be charged as part of Operation Tide, which was set up late last year to look into allegations of child sex abuse at football clubs in the North East.

In November, Newcastle United said it would co-operate fully with the investigation.

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said inquiries were continuing.

He added: “We urge anyone who may have been a victim of abuse or has any information about suspected abuse within any sporting community to come forward and report it to us.”

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-39976788

FA investigators seek evidence of paedophile ring

The review into English football’s child sexual abuse scandal is investigating whether a paedophile ring operated in the game, it can be disclosed.

The inquiry into how the Football Association and the country’s clubs dealt with the alleged abuse of schoolboy players between 1970 and 2005 – and whether there was any cover-up – is also examining girls’ football during that period.

Almost six months after it was launched on the back of an avalanche of harrowing allegations at the end of last year, details can be revealed about the scope and status of the review into what FA chairman Greg Clarke admitted was the biggest crisis he could recall the game facing.

As well as looking at whether there was a network of paedophiles abusing young players and investigating both boys’ and girls’ football, that review will:

  • Examine up to five million documents held in an FA archive.
  • Investigate the use of gag clauses by clubs paying off alleged victims.
  • Scrutinise the role of officials from affected teams who also held positions at the FA.
  • Make recommendations about the governing body’s current safeguarding processes if it identifies weaknesses.
  • Report any evidence of criminal activity to the police.
  • Aim to publish its final report early next year.

Led by Clive Sheldon QC, the review was commissioned by the FA after the potential scale of the game’s child sexual abuse scandal became clear.

Its impact was highlighted again on Sunday night when the BBC’s ‘Victoria Derbyshire’ programme won the TV Bafta for news coverage following its emotional interviews with lead whistleblower Andy Woodward and other survivors.

A hotline set up in the wake of the scandal continues to receive calls, while the latest figures from Operation Hydrant, the police investigation into non-recent allegations of sexual abuse, shows it has had 1,432 referrals and has identified 560 victims aged between four and 20, 96 per cent of whom are male.

It has also identified 252 suspects, with 311 football clubs impacted – including several in the Premier League.

More alarmingly still, 46 of 187 alleged attacks since 1996 are said to have occurred between 2005 and 2016, outside the scope of the review.

Sheldon, appointed by the FA after concerns were raised about the independence of its original choice of review head, Kate Gallafent QC, last month completed the first phase of his work.

That involved Sheldon and a team of four barristers laying the groundwork for interviewing witnesses and examining documents between now and the autumn.

Although he has no power to subpoena evidence, anyone who fails to co-operate with the review faces being sanctioned by the FA.

It emerged on Monday night that eight professional clubs were facing that fate after failing to meet two deadlines to respond to a letter from Sheldon requesting any information they have that might be relevant.

As part of his work, Sheldon will seek to establish whether perpetrators acted independently or were part of a local or national paedophile ring, something some victims suspect but others doubt.

Meetings with several individuals have already taken place, including with representatives of survivors’ group the Offside Trust – with one also scheduled with the former players who front it.

Two solicitors and two paralegals have been tasked with locating and examining documents, mainly from the FA’s own archive.

That is in a warehouse containing 9,000 boxes, each filled with up to 1,000 pages, and most of which are not adequately indexed.

That means approximately 5,000 of those boxes being opened and examined to establish whether they contain material pertinent to safeguarding.

The Premier League, EFL and county FAs have also been asked to provide any relevant documents they hold.

The review will seek to compare the game’s approach to safeguarding during the period in question both with that of other sports and other countries.

It will also examine the controversial use of gag clauses by clubs privately settling abuse claims, such as the one The Daily Telegraph exclusively revealed Chelsea had imposed on a victim of their former chief scout, Eddie Heath.

Although the inquiry will have taken more than a year by the time Sheldon reports, it is understood no constraints have been placed on the cost of it to the FA, which is also fully aware its findings could open the governing body and clubs up to legal action by victims.

Clarke said last year: “When the report comes out, there may well be legal consequences and all of us in the game have to deal with that. Compensation will be a consequence of the facts that emerge.”

Running in parallel with the review is an independent audit of the FA’s current safeguarding practices by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit.

That audit will not stop Sheldon making his own observations about the status quo if he identifies any weaknesses.

The QC who courts controversy and pushes peace

Interview: Clive Sheldon QC

Sheldon had represented the Health Secretary in the high court case that upheld the legality of their (junior doctors’) new contract.

Sheldon is tight-lipped as to his view on the junior doctors’ contract, but admits the case was fascinating, especially given Jeremy Hunt’s direct involvement.

In more than 20 years as a barrister representing public sector bodies, this was not the first case Sheldon has had that he couldn’t put on Facebook “because my friends wouldn’t be happy“. In other words, one that would clash with his other life as the child of Guardian-reading liberal Zionists, and as a former Habonim and BBYO member, who volunteered in Israel during his gap year and spent his student days campaigning for Soviet Jewry. Sheldon’s mother is a Holocaust survivor; “knowing about rights and morality and fighting for justice” has always been central to his endeavours.

Last year the father-of-three won a Government case on the so-called bedroom tax, involving a severely disabled boy living in a specially converted house whose family had been told they didn’t need the extra room.

An active member of New North London Synagogue who has represented Masorti on a number of inter-communal committees, including the JLC, and for the last two years has chaired human rights organisation New Israel Fund UK – his record of defending the “establishment” is perhaps surprising

https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/features/the-qc-who-courts-controversy-and-pushes-peace-1.54589

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Background on Clive Sheldon QC – Establishment man

In August 2012, Clive has just represented the Chief Constable of Wiltshire in a judicial review challenge to a misconduct decision made by the Police Appeals Tribunal

Perhaps we will get some clarity when Clive Sheldon QC produces what the FA insists ought to be classified as an independent inquiry.

Sheldon was appointed at the start of December to judge, among other things, if there had been a cover-up and whether the governing body had been guilty of institutional failures.

Yet that, in turn, raises its own questions.However revered Sheldon is in his particular field, how can any inquiry truly be independent when the organisation that is being investigated is also footing the bill?…

Clive Sheldon was appointed Queen’s Counsel in April 2011, and is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a Leading Silk in the fields of Employment Law, Education Law and Local Government Law. Before taking Silk, Clive was for many years a member of the Attorney-General’s ‘A’ Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

In his employment practice, Clive specialises in high profile discrimination claims for employers and employees, and disputes involving senior executives and high ranking public office holders. Clive is currently representing the Metropolitan Police Authority defending a series of discrimination claims brought by former Commander Ali Dizaei. Clive is representing the Secretary of State for Justice in a series of claims brought by foreign language interpreters arising from the change to the procurement arrangements for court interpreters.

In his public law work, Clive has particular expertise in matters relating to the police, education, health, local authorities and human rights. Recently, Clive successfully defended the decision of the Secretary of State for Education to convert Downhills School into an Academy. Clive is currently Leading Counsel for a coalition of local authorities, professional associations, schools and students, challenging the GCSE English awards in August 2012. Clive has just represented the Chief Constable of Wiltshire in a judicial review challenge to a misconduct decision made by the Police Appeals Tribunal. Clive regularly advises the Association of Council Secretaries & Solicitors (ACSeS), and local authorities, on standards issues under the Localism Act 2011.

Clive practised for two years as an Attorney with a leading Wall Street firm, where he specialised in commercial litigation, and continues to be a member of the New York State Bar. Clive is also a CEDR trained mediator, and a member of the Professional Complaints Committee of the Bar Standards Board. Clive writes chapters for Tolley’s Employment Law Service and Tolley’s Employment Handbook and Clive speaks regularly on employment and public law issues, including a recent address to the Administrative Law Bar Association on ‘Consultation’.

Football abuse scandal: eight clubs could face sanctions after missing deadlines

Eight clubs have failed to respond to independent inquiry
Level of non-cooperation is ‘deeply concerning’, says specialist lawyer

Eight of the professional football clubs contacted by the independent inquiry into the game’s sexual-abuse scandal have failed to respond and now risk disciplinary action unless they tell the investigators what they know, the Guardian can reveal.

The Football Association is ready to step in and has the power to impose sanctions if it considers the clubs who have failed to comply – missing two separate deadlines over the past four months and displaying a level of non-cooperation described as “deeply concerning” by one specialist child-abuse lawyer – are threatening to undermine the investigation into what the organisation’s chairman, Greg Clarke, has described as the worst crisis he can remember in the sport.

The inquiry team, led by Clive Sheldon QC, wrote to every amateur and professional club in England and Wales on 11 January asking them to supply any information that could help relating to the period covered by the review, from 1970 to 2005, and requesting this was done by 15 March at the latest.

Sheldon and his colleagues consider that part of the process to be vital if they are to form an accurate picture of what happened in the past, whether there were institutional failures, who knew and what was done about it. However, the first phase of the investigation has been hindered by the difficulties they have encountered waiting for a number of clubs to cooperate.

The clubs who did not respond within the initial two-month period were contacted a second time and informed that a new deadline had been put in place of the end of April. Yet the fact eight clubs still failed to meet that six-week extension has led to the FA being notified and leaves questions about whether there are still people within the sport who are unwilling to cooperate at a time when Clarke has emphasised the importance of transparency.

“The fact that clubs continue to ignore the FA inquiry and fail to cooperate is deeply concerning,” Dino Nocivelli, a lawyer who is representing a number of the former footballers, told the Guardian. “It clearly shows their disregard for survivors of childhood sexual abuse within football and serious questions have to be asked as to the reasons why these clubs have decided not to engage.”

The last available figures, released by the National Police Chiefs’ Council on 18 April, showed 560 people had come forward citing abuse and 252 suspects had been named since the Guardian began its investigation in November. Around 23% of the reported incidents – with 311 clubs named – related to the sport at professional level and Operation Hydrant, the specialist police unit investigating the matter, had received 1,432 referrals, with almost a third, 457, coming from the north-west.

The inquiry, which will also look into girls’ football, will examine any evidence of a possible network between the offenders.

Sheldon was appointed in December and one part of his investigation will be to examine the reasons why, in 2003, the FA withdrew its funding from a review of child-protection policies, two years into what was supposed to be a five-year project led by Celia Brackenridge, a prominent campaigner and researcher from Brunel University.

Letters have also been sent to every club – a figure close to 20 – linked to the scandal in media coverage to establish if they are holding their own reviews and, if not, asking for the reasons why. Again, the relevant clubs – including Chelsea, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Southampton, Aston Villa, Blackpool and Crewe Alexandra – have been asked to submit their evidence to help Sheldon’s own fact-finding mission, with a view to submitting his report to the FA early next year. The terms of reference state the FA will make public as much as is legally possible.

Chelsea, the Guardian has established, have appointed a QC, Charles Geekie, a specialist in child abuse cases, to examine what happened at Stamford Bridge in the 1970s and the chain of events that led to the club paying one of their former players, Gary Johnson, £50,000 hush money in an attempt to prevent publicity about what happened to him in their youth team. Chelsea admitted in December they now considered that confidentiality agreement to be “inappropriate” and issued a public apology about the way the club had handled the allegations relating to Eddie Heath, formerly their chief scout.

Manchester City, facing the possibility of civil action from a number of their former junior players, have started their own investigation, using two of Manchester’s leading law firms as well as appointing Jane Mulcahy, a London-based QC who is on the national child safeguarding in sport panel and has been involved with the England and Wales Cricket Board’s appeals panel in child-protection cases.

The next stage of Sheldon’s inquiry will last several months and be devoted to interviewing the survivors and key witnesses. He and his team have received professional training to ensure the process is handled delicately and there will be the opportunity for people to speak anonymously, with an introductory link on the Sport Resolutions website.

Mike Hartill, a senior lecturer in sociology and sport at Edge Hill University who has previously been credited with improving child-protection policies in rugby league, is liaising with Sheldon and has produced a report for the inquiry to detail the measures that used to exist in football. The inquiry team has been interviewing various members of staff from previous FA regimes, as well as gathering evidence from a variety of other sources, but has also had to devote a significant amount of time to looking for relevant information from among the 5,000 boxes of FA archives.

As disappointing as it has been that almost one out of every 11 professional clubs has missed the various deadlines, that does not reflect the attitudes of the people who have been asked to take part in interviews. Everybody so far has agreed and it is hoped the FA’s involvement may influence the eight clubs who have let down the process so far.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/15/football-abuse-scandal-eight-clubs?CMP=share_btn_tw


12 May 2017

 

CELTIC, SAVILE, MURDERED BOY, DUNBLANE,

Celtic is a football club in Glasgow, in Scotland.

Jimmy Savile with Jock Stein, manager of Celtic football club.

There is a belief that Celtic football club is linked to a powerful child abuse ring that has operated among top people in Scotland and the USA.15-year-old Lawrence Haggart, a Celtic youth football player, was murdered on 16 march 1996, two days after the Dunblane school massacre.


Alleged abusers Jim McCafferty (left) and Jim Torbett (right)Anonymous writes:

“Lawrence Haggart’s father fears that the Celtic ‘kit man’ Jim McCafferty was abusing Lawrence.

“McCafferty used to visit the lads home, phoned him on the day he was murdered and took him to watch games.”


Jim Torbett (centre)Anonymous writes:

“Three other men currently awaiting trial were at Celtic at the same time –  JIM TORBETT, Frank Cairney, and Gerard King (Ex-Celtic Boys Club coach & chairman ).”Torbett was in business with celtic directors and was paid £1million from celtic after his conviction in the 90s.”Torbett was a director at Fairbridge, now part of the princes trust, with ex Metropolitan Police chief David McNee, Lord McAlpine’s brother William and Lord McCluskey amongst others.”Liam Brady agreed not to go to the police on an allegation of abuse when Cairney took the youths to New Jersey in 1991…”~~ MURDER MYSTERY – LAWRENCE HAGGART – PART ONE
Lawrence Haggart On 16 march 1996, two days after the Dunblane school massacre, Lawrence Haggart, aged 15, was savagely beaten with a blunt instrument and then thrown at the gas fire in his living room.Lawrence was found unconscious in the living room by his older brother John, aged17.The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About Celtic
John Police were called to Lawrence’s house at 1:30am.Lawrence lived in Larbert, in Stirlingshire, not far from Dunblane.Lawrence died in hospital from his injuries.The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About Celtic
LawrenceInitial reports suggested that Lawrence was attacked when he answered the door of his mother’s home late in the evening, or, in the early hours of the morning.Police found no sign of a weapon or forced entry.
DennisLawrence Haggart’s mother Janet was on a night out and brothers John, 17, and Dennis, 12, were reportedly ‘asleep’ upstairs.The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About Celtic
Larry HaggartLawrence’s father Larry lives nearby in Denny.Lawrence had been returning from an evening out with friends at an under-18 nightclub knows as Ziggy’s at Denny.A friend had accompanied him in a taxi as far as Bonnybridge.Lawrence left the taxi at 10.20pm that night and reportedly got home at 11pm.Six months after Lawrence’s death, Lawrence’s father Larry Haggart said that he was planning a private investigation into the killing.Larry Haggart was furious at the lack of progress by police.Larry claimed the investigation into Lawrence’s murder suffered because it came two days after the Dunblane massacre, also in the Central Scotland Police area.A year after the killing, the police had still not found the murderers.
Thomas Hamilton – blamed for the Dunblane school shooting of 1996 – The Dunblane school massacre occurred in scotland on 13 March 1996. The official story is that, on 13 March 1996, a mad loner called Thomas Hamilton shot dead 16 children at a primary school in Dunblane in Scotland. The unofficial story is that Thomas Hamilton was supplying pornography, and young boys, to top people including policemen and politicians; and Thomas Hamilton may have been murdered, to shut him up.In October 1997, it was reported that the police were holding a known child abuser, Brian Beattie, suspected of murdering Lawrence Haggart.Reportedly, Brian Beattie followed Lawrence home.In 1991, Brian Beattie had been jailed for five years for assaults on adolescent boys.He lived just a few miles from the scene of the murder.BUT, initially the police seemed reluctant to pursue Beattie.

Lockerbie. Thanks to the Lockerbie Bombing trial, many people believe that the Scottish Criminal Justice System cannot be trusted.Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked – The Scotsman / NEW REPORT OF ‘FAKE’ EVIDENCE IN LOCKERBIE/ Police officer said that he planted the Lockerbie bomb …Reportedly, Brian Beattie made incriminating comments to a fellow inmate while in prison on remand.In November 1997, Brian Beattie, 33, of Stenhousemuir, appeared in court accused of murdering Lawrence by entering the Haggart house in Glenbervie Drive, Larbert, Stirlingshire, on 15 or 16 March 1996.

Lawrence Haggart was murdered at his home in March 1996In April 1998, Lawrence’s brother John told the High Court in Edinburgh how he dragged his brother from a flaming pyre in the living room of their home.John, said he found Lawrence after being awakened in his smoke-filled bedroom.John says his mother arrived home from a party within minutes
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John

Brian Beattie lodged a special defence of incrimination, naming Lawrence Haggart’s 12-year-old brother Dennis as the killer.He also lodged a further defence of alibi claiming he was in Stenhousemuir, Edinburgh and later at his own caravan in Denny, Stirlingshire, on the night of the alleged murder.
Lawrence’s funeralIn court, Dennis said he had been proud, not envious, of Lawrence’s success in football.He denied “losing the place” and bludgeoning his brother but agreed that in the weeks after the attack, the police had thought he was the killer.Dennis told the jury that he and Lawrence had shared a bedroom and got on well.
Moira. 11-year-old Moira Anderson was last seen boarding a bus in Coatbridge, near Glasgow, Scotland. According to The Sunday Times (Pressure on police to release paedophile dossier), 23 April 2006, Strathclyde Police have a dossier listing members of a child-abuse ring. The dossier is said to implicate senior public figures, including senior police officers and members of the Crown Office and former Scottish Office.A fire officer told the court that two fires had been started deliberately in the room where Lawrence was found dying.Two seats of fire were discovered. One of those was on the living room carpet and the other was on the settee. Both seats of the blaze had been started deliberately.In court, pathologist Professor Busuttil was shown a piece of concrete slab – there had been a number lying outside the victim’s house – and agreed that it could have been used by the killer.Prof Busuttil said: “There were no defensive injuries and no evidence that he (the deceased) was involved in an altercation in which, for example, punches were exchanged. It is very likely he was taken completely unawares and that the incident was short-lived.”
Celtic Boys Club, Scotland. In 1996 former Celtic Boys Club player Alan Brazil revealed that when he was 13 years old he was sexually abused by the club manager, Jim Torbett.[2]The court heard that Brian Beattie, 33, was involved in a homosexual encounter in a gay meeting place on the night Lawrence was murdered.Brian Beattie, 33, was interviewed by police while Lawrence was still fighting for his life and told them he was positive he had not been near the victim’s house in Larbert, Stirlingshire, that night.The High Court in Edinburgh also heard how a detective had “stumbled across” a hammer in the kitchen of Lawrence’s house four days after a specialist team had searched the house for a possible weapon but found no hammer.Detective Constable Gordon McGown told the court that on March 16, 1996, he had gone to the Evergreen Trailer Park in Denny where Brian Beattie had a caravan.Brian Beattie agreed to go to Falkirk police station and they tried to establish his movements for the night in question.The court heard that on March 18 a team of police search experts were called into the Haggart family home and during a three-and-a-half hour investigation found a triangular piece of concrete slab on grass outside the house.However, scenes of crime pictures taken two days earlier showed no sign of a piece of concrete.The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About CelticPC Jeffrey Adams told the court that he had been part of the search team and had spent 26 minutes searching the kitchen of Lawrence’s house on March 18. No hammer had been found and in his opinion they would have found a hammer had it been there.Detective Sergeant Robert Beveridge said he had called at the house four days later and come across the hammer in the kitchen.He could not recall who had instructed him to go to the house or what he was told to look for, but thought there might have been a problem with the electricity.The house had been sealed and the inquiry team had taken possession of it.He explained that he had “stumbled across” the hammer which was lying down the kitchen table.He said he was “absolutely positive” the hammer, with a hair attached to it, was there when he went into the kitchen.
Stephen Downing spent 27 years in prison for the murder of Wendy Sewell before his conviction was quashed. Coerced false confessionsNorth America2.2.1 Norfolk Four2.2.2 Brown v. Mississippi2.2.3 Central Park jogger2.2.4 Pizza Hut murder2.2.5 Corethian Bell2.2.6 Simon Marshall2.2.7 Jeffrey Mark Deskovic2.2.8 Michael Crowe2.2.9 Gary Gauger2.2.10 Kevin Fox2.2.11 West Memphis Three2.4 United Kingdom2.4.1 Stephen Downing2.4.2 Guildford Four2.4.3 Birmingham SixReportedly, Brian Beattie confessed to murdering Lawrence and allegedly said that the Dunblane massacre might have “triggered something in me”, the jury was told.Brian beattie said: “I keep remembering the fear in his face. I want to go to the grave to say sorry to him.”Detective Sergeant Gordon Munro, 41, said that Beattie was interviewed over a weekend.Beattie reportedly said he had gone in the front door of the Haggart house and, through the glass-paned living room door, saw Lawrence on a couch covered with a blanket or a quilt.”I opened the living room door and stepped in. He got up and said something . I hit him a I can remember his face, I will never forget it.”He fell back on the couch and I hit him again. I keep remembering the fear in his face.”I do not know how many times I hit him or what I hit him with. It’s a blank. I know I never took nothing in with me but my hands were not sore after it so I must have used something. The next thing I remember is running back down the street.”He allegedly said in the statement he had gone back to the caravan and had managed to fall asleep. He got up early the next morning and burned his clothes at a lay-by.Beattie continued: “It was just after Dunblane and I do not know if it was that that triggered something in me. We [Beattie and some of his family] went up there and took flowers.”
The UK police reportedly suffer from Third World levels of corruption. GANGSTERS RUN THE UKIn court, Detective Sergeant Gordon Munro denied that Beattie was beaten up in police custody, and maintained that he made a genuine confession to the killing.The court heard that videos featuring the abduction and torture of youths for sexual pleasure were found by police during a search of Beattie’s home.Detective Constable Forrest Sloan, 39, told the High Court in Edinburgh the pornographic material was in a chest of drawers at the home of Brian Beattie, 33, in Ewing Drive, Falkirk.The search of Beattie’s home was carried out on August 23, 1997, when two pornographic videos were found in a front bedroom.Mr Edgar Prais, QC, for Mr Beattie, said “Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the defence calls the police liars.”Of an alleged confession made by Mr Beattie, Mr Edgar Prais, QC, said it was strange that when it was supposedly made the police did not tape record it.Mr Edgar Prais, QC, said that forensic tests were carried out in Scotland and by the FBI Bureau in Washington on behalf of the defence.In all tests, Beattie was eliminated from any connection with the murder scene.In may 1998, Beattie was jailed for life.The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About CelticIn 1984, Beattie had been sentenced to seven years for breaking into premises and for arson.In 1992, Beattie had appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh on a charge of abducting a 16-year-old boy from his bedroom.The 16-year-old victim woke at 3am to find Beattie, who had been released from jail four days earlier, standing over his bed.He covered the boy’s face with a blanket and, after warning him that he had a knife, tied his wrists with a shirt and wire.The half-dressed boy was forced from his home with a T-shirt over his head.Beattie fled after his victim managed to pull the shirt off and saw his attacker.Beattie was jailed but released ‘on licence’ in 1994.Beattie was brought up in Airth, Stirlingshire.He began his criminal life at the age of 11.He spent his early years in a succession of schools and institutions for difficult children.When his mother moved to Redcar, in Teesside, Brian Beattie broke into four homes belonging to elderly widows, stole valuables and set fire to their houses.While in custody, Beattie set fire to his prison cell and attempted suicide by setting fire to himself.After his release in 1988, Beattie moved back to Airth, in Stirlingshire, and in November that year carried out a series of attacks.Beattie would sneak into houses in the middle of the night, after watching for signs that boys lived there.His first victim was a 14-year-old Stenhousemuir boy, but he struggled free and Beattie ran off.In August 1990, a 17-year-old boy sleeping in his home at Falkirk woke to find Beattie holding a pair of scissors at his stomach.Beattie carried out a number of sexual assaults on the boy.The victim remembers Beattie as being “calm, controlled and relaxed”.Three weeks later, Beattie carried out a similar attack on 21-year-old Lawrence Kane while his parents and older brother slept in other rooms in their Stenhousemuir home.Lawrence said: “I can remember waking up and he had his hand over my privates and a knife in my belly. He said if I moved he would slash me.”I managed to push him off me and chased him out of the room…”Beattie struck again in October – with two attacks in five days.He sneaked into a house in Larbert and threatened to kill an 18-year- old boy with a screwdriver before sexually assaulting him.Then he struck at the home of a former Scotland football star and attacked his 14-year-old son.The victim said: “Basically he had a strict routine with all the attacks and the last time he went a step further and ended up killing this boy. I was one of the lucky ones.”Beattie was eventually arrested in connection with some of these incidents but was released on bail at Falkirk Sheriff Court.Six days later, he carried out an assault on a 20-year- old Falkirk man.In February 1991, he was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh to 18 months for the assaults but served only eight months.The Curious Case of the Clown Persecution Service, and the summary Quis Custodiet Custodes?, which sets out the bizarre and suspect behaviour of Strathclyde Police and their continuing refusal to act against a known serial rapist preying on children in the Glasgow area.~~

MURDER MYSTERY – LAWRENCE HAGGART – PART TWO

Lawrence HaggartThere is a suspicion that certain violent ‘child sexual abusers’ are given an easy time by the criminal justice system.Think of Jimmy Savile or Marc Dutroux, both of whom the authorities were reluctant to arrest, presumably because they had friends in high places.(The Who’s who of Satanic Child Abuse -)On 16 March 1996, 15 year old Lawrence Haggart was brutally attacked.On 17 March 1996, the frequently convicted paedophile and arsonist Brian Beattie, who lived nearby, was questioned by the police.

Strangely, there appear to be no pictures on the internet of Beattie.

Beattie had a long history of going into houses and sexually attacking boys, and a long history of using violence and setting things alight.

However, Beattie was released after claiming he had been in Edinburgh.

The police failed to check his uncorroborated alibi.

And the police switched their attention elsewhere.

The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About Celtic


Lawrence’s funeral.

In May 1998, it was reported that an independent inquiry into the police handling of the Lawrence Haggart case was to be carried out by James Mackay, the assistant chief constable of Tayside Police.

Details of his report were not made public.

However, under the Freedom of Information Act, a copy of ‘much of the document’ was obtained.

The report refers to a catalogue of blunders made by investigating officers, including:

1. Faking entries in an official diary of the murder inquiry.

2. Contaminating the crime scene.

3. Destroying evidence.

4. Losing a possible murder weapon.

Sections of the report dealing with an alleged criminal probe against murder squad officers has not been released.

The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About Celtic


Dennis Haggart

The suspects in the case were Dennis Haggart, the 12 year old brother of Lawrence, and Brian Beattie, a known child abuser who lived nearby.A report was sent to the Crown Office saying there was circumstantial evidence to link Dennis Haggart to the attack.

Detective Sgt Alan Stewart had said that he had evidence that Dennis committed the crime.

The initial police team was led by Det Supt Jim Winning, head of Central Scotland CID.

The team’s theory was that Dennis had bludgeoned his brother to death.

After many months, Dennis’s father complained about the lack of progress being made in the case.

At the end of 1996, Supt Joe Holden replaced Winning.

The change of police staff led to Brian Beattie becoming the central suspect.

The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About Celtic

The police lacked evidence.

Both the scorched couch and the badly burned carpet, at the site of the crime, had been disposed of soon after the murder, with the agreement of the police.

They had not been subjected to any detailed forensic examination.

Supt Holden’s team was left with a series of photographs and a hair found in Lawrence Haggart’s underpants.

Forensic tests in Scotland and at the FBI laboratory in Washington showed that the hair came from Lawrence.

The police had no explanation from Beattie about Lawrence’s palms each of which bore the number 110 written in ink.

Photographs showed the same number ‘gouged’ in his shoulder, apparently using a mortice key.


Strangely, there appear to be no pictures on the internet of Beattie.

In 1992, Beattie appeared in court on a charge of abducting a 16-year-old boy from his bedroom.

The 16-year-old victim woke at 3am to find Beattie, who had been released from jail four days earlier, standing over his bed.

Beattie was jailed but released ‘on licence’ in 1994.

In May 1998, a court in Scotland found Brian Beattie guilty of the 1996 murder of 15 year old Lawrence Haggart.

The jury returned a majority guilty verdict.

The Curious Case of the Clown Persecution Service, and the summary Quis Custodiet Custodes?, which sets out the bizarre and suspect behaviour of Strathclyde Police and their continuing refusal to act against a known serial rapist preying on children in the Glasgow area.

Chief Inspector Jim Winning led the initial murder inquiry.

He retired on health grounds.

He was excused from giving evidence on medical grounds.

It was reported that Winning would escape possible disciplinary proceedings through early retirement on health grounds.

The Murder of Lawrence Haggart, 1996 – The Celtic WikiIncidents, Events and Controversies | About Celtic

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THE KING RAT: The Godfather, The Krays, Massey, Domenyk & Child Abusers

http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/celtic-savile-murdered-boy-dunblane.html

 

Celtic youth player Lawrence Haggart was murdered in 1996 by paedophile William Beattie.

Jim McCafferty Celtic kitman at the time and currently remanded in prison in Belfast on sex abuse charges was a suspect as he had phoned the youth on the day of his murder.Gerry McCann was the club doctor at the time.

Lawrence Haggart died on 17th March 1996.

Paedo Brian (not William) Beattie was convicted of his murder.
Tommy Burns (again) was Celtic manager from 1994 until 1997.
Unclear as to exact dates GM (confusion is good”) worked at Celtic.

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14169-gerry-in-glasgow

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

The dad of murdered Celtic starlet Lawrence Haggart pleaded last night: “Please end our nightmare.”

Tormented Larry Haggart is still praying and hoping for an answer to the mystery surrounding his son’s brutal slaying.

He even launched his own probe into the death, but said: “We are still waiting for news.

“So far there has been only silence.”

He added: “Christmas was very hard for the family. But there are two other boys here and we had to try to make it special for them.”

Lawrence was just 15 when he was viciously attacked in his own living room as his two older brothers slept upstairs at their home in Larbert, near Falkirk.

The night of the attack, March 15, is forever etched on his dad’s memory.

Lawrence died two days later in hospital. His killers had set his feet on fire.

The young soccer star had been tipped to go all the way at Celtic and players, along with manager Tommy Burns attended his funeral in Dennyloanhead, Stirlingshire.

Larry added: “We’re still trying to find anything that could give us a break in his case. I feel the investigation was hampered because of what happened shortly after at Dunblane.”

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/End+our+misery!-a061085664

DUNBLANE – Dr Ian Oliver, Sir Craig Oliver & David Cameron

https://spidercatweb.blog/ian-oliver-craig-oliver-david-cameron-dunblane


Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Probe coach quits Ex-suspect leaves youth job Sunday Mail 05-06-05

Ex-Celtic kit man to face child abuse trial Jim McCafferty

May 11 2017

A former Celtic Football Club kit man and youth coach is to stand trial for alleged child sex offences, a judge has ordered. Jim McCafferty, 71, appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court charged with eight counts of intentionally touching a boy under the age of 16. The alleged offences were committed in the city on dates between 2012 and 2015. McCafferty, a Scotsman with an address at Raby Street in south Belfast, has been on remand at Maghaberry Prison amid fears for his safety. He was escorted into the dock on a walking frame for the hearing to determine if he has a case to answer. Dressed in a white T-shirt and and grey tracksuit bottoms, the pensioner spoke to confirm he understood the allegations against him. He declined to give evidence or call witnesses at this stage. His solicitor, Stephen Tumelty, did not dispute submissions that a prima facie case has been established. Granting the prosecution application, District Judge Fiona Bagnall returned McCafferty for trial at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed. He is expected to remain in custody until those proceedings get under way. “There is no application for bail,” Mr Tumelty confirmed. The accused was arrested last December after giving an interview to a national newspaper and then walking into a Belfast police station. McCafferty, who previously lived in the Glasgow area, worked at Celtic more than 20 years ago. He was also a kit man for other Scottish clubs, including Falkirk and Hibs, before moving to Northern Ireland around seven years ago

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crime/ex-celtic-kit-man-to-face-child-abuse-trial-1-7956713

 

 

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell is charged with 21 further counts of sexual assault on boys as young as 14 in the 1980s

  • Charges relate to four complainants, alleged offences between 1983 and 1991
  • The former Crewe Alexandra coach, 63, has now been charged with 41 offences
  • Barry Bennell will appear at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on 17 May 

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with 21 further counts of sexual assault on boys as young as 14.

The charges relate to four complainants with offences allegedly taking place between 1983 and 1991.

In total former Crewe Alexandra coach Bennell, 63, has now been charged with 41 offences relating to eight male complainants.

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with 21 further counts of sexual assault on boys as young as 14 in the 1980s

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with 21 further counts of sexual assault on boys as young as 14 in the 1980s

A CPS spokesman said: ‘Former professional football coach Barry Bennell, 63, was informed that he has been charged with 21 counts of non-recent sexual assault on boys aged between 14 and 16 years of age.

‘These are 18 counts of indecent assault, two counts of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.

‘He will appear via video link at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on the afternoon of Wednesday, 17 May in relation to these charges.’

Bennell was first charged with eight offences of non-recent child sexual abuse relating to one complainant on 29 November after the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from Cheshire Police.

On 7 March he was charged with eight more offences relating to two complainants and another four offences relating to one complainant on 9 March.

Bennell, now remanded in custody, worked as a coach for Manchester City, Stoke and junior teams in north-west England and the Midlands.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4488958/Ex-football-coach-Barry-Bennell-charged.html


Ex-Celtic Boys Club coach charged over sex offences

Jim Torbett appeared in court on Friday over historic allegations.

The former Celtic Boys Club coach Jim Torbett has been charged with historic sex offences.

The 69-year-old was arrested earlier this week before appearing in Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.

He was charged with six common law sex offences during the hearing.

The allegations include three cases of indecent assault and three accusations of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices.

Torbett made no plea or declaration and his case was continued for further examination.

The former youth football coach, who worked at the Glasgow boys club in the 1970s and 80s, was released on bail.

https://stv.tv/news/west-central/1387729-ex-celtic-boys-club-coach-charged-over-sex-offences/


Football Reaching Out For Africa

Lord Greville Janner, Michael Portillo, Cliff Richard & Uri Geller

https://twitter.com/thewakeupcall09/status/860132967208947712

https://twitter.com/thewakeupcall09/status/860132967208947712

Support for Africa is no ordinary charity – it was formed to help Africa find a solution in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS and Malaria through education and awareness with an emphasis on prevention. The President and founder of Support for Africa is singer/actress Patti Boulaye. Patrons are The Rt. Hon Sir John Major KG CH, H.E Dr Christopher Kolade (Nigeria) Lord Janner of Braunstone, The Rt. Hon.Charles Kennedy, The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo, Fredrick Forsyth CBE and Shaquille O’Neal. Celebrity friends include actor Simon Callow CBE, Craig David, Jim Davidson OBE, psychic Uri Geller, footballers John Fashanu and Les Ferdinand to name a few.

Michael Jackson pledges support 14-06-2002

MJ at ExeterOn the invitation of her dear friend Uri Geller, Patti Boulaye travelled to Exeter City FC with Michael Jackson and members of her Golden Jubilee Gospel Choir.

True to form the fans screamed and rushed at Michael when he tried to board the train to Exeter at Paddington station.

Once at Exeter Michael gave a heartfelt address to an estimated ten thousand fans, in which he praised Patti Boulaye and her charity Support for Africa.

He also added that he had come to lend his support to the charity.
View some pictures

MJ meets the crowdMJ and members of the Gospel ChoirPatti Boulaye thrills the crowd
MJ at the House of Parliament

http://www.supportforafrica.org/events/event140602.htm

http://www.supportforafrica.org/news/scot05/index.htm

https://twitter.com/thewakeupcall09/status/860150029973164033

Exeter City’s new co-chairman Uri Geller (2002)