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Richard Farnell and Cyril Smith

Predictably, the cover-up continues…IICSA report on Rochdale

It concluded that there was “no deliberate cover-up by the authorities” yet criticised Margaret Thatcher’s “remarkable” decision to award a knighthood to the suspected child abuser Cyril Smith.

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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’ 

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

Rochdale abuse: ‘Insufficient evidence’ for perjury charges

May 8 2019

No further criminal action will be taken against a former Rochdale Council leader who was investigated for perjury after giving evidence to an inquiry into child sex abuse.

Richard Farnell was accused of “lying under oath” about being unaware of child sex abuse in Rochdale.

Police said after a “full review” there was insufficient evidence to charge him.

Pupils at Knowl View residential school were abused at the school and sexually exploited in the town centre over a 20-year period.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) report branded Mr Farnell as “shameful” and said that it “defied belief” he was unaware of what was happening.

In May last year, Greater Manchester Police asked the Met Police to review an allegation of perjury.

Acting Det Ch Insp Gail Granville has written to Mr Farnell to inform him they will not be taking matters any further following a “full review” of the evidence.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-48199434

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.


Resigned Rochdale council leader ‘lied to child abuse inquiry’

Richard Farnell faces police investigation after inquiry says he lied while giving evidence

Rochdale’s recently resigned council leader is facing a police investigation after an official inquiry concluded that he lied over evidence he gave about child sexual abuse allegations.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said the evidence given by Richard Farnell about his knowledge of abuse in the Greater Manchester town “defies belief”.

In a report, published on Thursday, the inquiry took the extraordinary step of stating that it believed Farnell lied under oath while giving evidence in October 2017.

Farnell, who is still a councillor in Rochdale, quit on 8 December after weeks of mounting pressure over his testimony at the public inquiry.

In its 154-page report, IICSA described Farnell’s refusal to accept responsibility for events as “shameful”.

Prof Alexis Jay, the chair of the inquiry, said: “After listening to the evidence presented by a number of victims and survivors in Rochdale at the time, I am deeply disturbed at the evidence of extensive abuse and the institutional responses to that abuse.

“Many of those who testified to their abuse have never had the opportunity to seek justice through the courts. I hope that the public hearings and this report has offered them some measure of acknowledgement for their suffering.”

The report, the inquiry’s first into abuse in the UK, follows three weeks of evidence about allegations spanning from the early 1960s to the mid-90s.
It concluded that there was “no deliberate cover-up by the authorities” but “a careless and wholly inadequate response” to the serious sexual abuse of children at Knowl View school.

The report also criticised Margaret Thatcher’s “remarkable” decision to award a knighthood to the suspected child abuser Cyril Smith. It said the knighthood in 1988 showed the “unwillingness of those at the highest level” to believe his victims.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/12/resigned-rochdale-council-leader-richard-farnell-lied-to-child-abuse-inquiry

Richard Farnell suspended by Labour party after national child abuse inquiry found he lied under oath

12 Apr 2018

Just half an hour after the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) reported its conclusions, the party confirmed action had been taken against Coun Farnell

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/richard-farnell-suspended-labour-party-14522669?utm_source=google_news&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=google_news&utm_content=sitemap

Independent Inquiry publishes Rochdale report

12 April 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its report into the institutions where children were placed by Rochdale Council, following three weeks of public hearings in October 2017.

The report is concerned with the institutional responses of the council, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service into child sexual abuse in Rochdale between the early 1960s and the mid 1990s.

It highlights the vulnerability of the children at the council-run Knowl View School and how the institution failed to keep pupils safe from harm for 25 years. It finds staff complacent and arguably complicit.

Sexual exploitation of boys was also happening in the town centre, the bus station and the Smith Street public toilets which were across the road from the council’s offices. The report catalogues the total lack of urgency on the part of the authorities to treat the matters as serious sexual assaults; boys as young as 11 were not regarded by those in authority as victims but as authors of their own abuse.

The Inquiry heard evidence about sexual abuse at Cambridge House Boys’ Hostel. It outlines the lost opportunities to prosecute former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith (who was Honorary Secretary of Cambridge Boys’ Hostel) in relation to allegations of child sexual abuse, and the unwillingness of those at the highest level to recognise that a person of public prominence was capable of perpetrating child sexual abuse.

The report is also clear that the Inquiry did not believe the evidence of Richard Farnell, then leader of Rochdale Council, who resigned some weeks after giving evidence about child sexual abuse in council-run establishments. His refusal to accept responsibility for events is described by the Inquiry as shameful.

Professor Alexis Jay, Chair of the Inquiry, said:

“After listening to the evidence presented by a number of victims and survivors in Rochdale at the time, I am deeply disturbed at the evidence of extensive abuse and the institutional responses to that abuse.

“Many of those who testified to their abuse have never had the opportunity to seek justice through the courts.  I hope that the public hearings and this report has offered them some measure of acknowledgement for their suffering.”

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/news/independent-inquiry-publishes-rochdale-report

Thirty years of child abuse – the many missed chances to save Rochdale’s victims

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published a report many people have waited decades to see – here are some of the report’s key findings, including the abuse taking place right outside the window of the town hall’s social services department.

12 APR 2018

Today the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published a report many people have waited decades to see.

As reported earlier today, the inquiry’s investigation into four decades of abuse in Rochdale , including by the late MP Cyril Smith and on the streets of the town, issues a damning verdict on former council leader Richard Farnell, finding that he lied under oath.

But the wider inquiry is about the victims, what they went through between the 1960s and mid-1990s, and why the abuse was not stopped or prevented.

Here we run through some of the report’s key findings, including the abuse taking place right outside the window of the town hall’s social services department.

Cyril Smith and Cambridge House

The late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was not the entire focus of the inquiry, but he was the ‘starting point’.

IICSA outlines his considerable power within the town – even while still a councillor in the 1960s – and his close involvement with the council’s decisions over where children would be placed in care, more so than would appear to be ‘usual’. Over the course of his political career he was governor of up to 30 different schools in the town.

In particular the inquiry focuses on his activities at the Cambridge House boy’s hostel in Rochdale, set up under by the Rochdale Hostel for Boys Association – of which he was honorary secretary – in 1962.

It heard the testimonies of several men who described assaults and molestations carried out under the pretext of medical examinations during the three years it was open, some of which were later reported to the police.

One victim said he believed the couple who ran the hostel had it under ‘instruction’ that any time any boy felt ill, he would be called in to examine them.

When questioned about the allegations in 1970, Smith said that he had been acting ‘in loco parentis’ to the boys there.

“But we found it inexplicable that he thought his role permitted ‘medical examinations’ when he had no medical qualifications,” finds the report.

“He had considerable control over which boys were admitted to the hostel and, in general, showed a strong, perhaps unduly detailed, interest in children in care as his political career developed.

“This interest appeared to go unchallenged by the council.”

It finds he tried to use his power in the town to exert undue influence, including by trying to keep victims quiet – but that the police were not leant on and, in fact, were not well-disposed to Smith at any rate.

Neither does it find evidence of a cover-up by the Director of Public Prosecutions, who in 1970 recommended that he not be charged, or by the committee in charge of awarding knighthoods under the Thatcher government in 1988.

However it is still critical of those discussions, finding: “While there was never any expression of concern for boys who had made allegations against Smith, there was considerable discussion about whether it would be fair to Smith to refuse him a knighthood, and worries about the potential reputational risk to the honours system.

“There was little further investigation into the allegations against Smith by the political honours scrutiny committee, demonstrating a considerable deference to power and an unwillingness to consider that someone in a position of public prominence might be capable of perpetrating sexual abuse.”

The Smith Street toilets

The report identifies a particularly stark fact about the child exploitation taking place right under the nose of Rochdale council .

By the late 1980s the Smith Street toilets, slap bang across the road from the town hall’s social services department and visible from its window – pictured below – had become a well-known place for grown men ‘from all over the north west’, as far away as Blackpool, to seek out sex with young boys, including youngsters from the council’s own Knowl View school.

The report describes how police recorded that ’14 children from various children’s homes had been organised into a ring’ and were ‘extracting money for sexual favours’, organised by an ‘older’ boy – of just 13.

Another child of just 11 is described asking a man for 50p for sexual activity.

All the activity was taking place directly opposite the department charged with protecting them.

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The Smith Street toilets in Rochdale (1) and the council’s social services department at Rochdale council (2). Children were abused at the toilets in the 1980s despite being visible from the department over the road

“Sexual exploitation of children from (Knowl View) school at Smith Street public toilets was known about by the authorities from at least 1989,” finds the report.

“Indeed, some social services staff could see the toilets from their offices, recognised some of the boys as children in care and were deeply suspicious of what was going on, although there was no apparent follow-up.”

Records of individual children convey a ‘total lack of urgency’ on the part of the authorities to address the problem, however.

“One boy’s file recorded that he had contracted sexually transmitted hepatitis through ‘rent boy’ activities,” says the report.

“We concluded that no-one in authority viewed any of this as an urgent child protection issue. “Rather, boys as young as 11 were not seen as victims, but as authors of their own abuse.”

Police ‘did not turn a blind eye’ to this abuse but were unable to get enough evidence to prosecute, it says.

However there was ‘no satisfactory answer’ as to why they did not charge the men involved, despite knowing the names of perpetrators and having spoken to some of the victims.

Knowl View

Not only was the now-notorious Knowl View school – which was run by the council between 1969 and 1996 – rife with abuse, but even its fabric was not ‘homely, safe, secure, caring or therapeutic’, finds the report, which adds that it also ‘failed in its basic function’ to keep children safe.

Despite widespread abuse within the school by pupils and paedophiles, including known sex offender Rodney Hilton, staff did little or nothing about it, it finds.

In 1990 Hilton managed to get back inside the school – six years after first abusing children there, but staff still did not act.

Even while out on licence a year later he continued to be a ‘malign presence’ there, it finds, yet still ‘little’ was done.

Staff were ‘at best complacent but arguably complicit in the abuse they knew to be taking place and they must take their share of the blame for what was allowed to occur’, says the report.

Meanwhile the council’s handling of appalling abuse at the school – a residential institution for vulnerable youngsters with learning and behavioural difficulties – draws scathing criticism from the inquiry.

As well as slamming the then-leader Richard Farnell for having ‘lied’ to it over what he knew , the report also finds two separate directors of social services seriously wanting.

It is ‘incredulous’ that Ian Davey, acting director of social services in the late 1980s, did not choose to pursue the child protection issues at the school through formal procedures, including pupils being abused at the Smith Street toilets.

“It was his decision alone; it was inexplicable, professionally indefensible and extremely poor judgment on the part of the most senior social work officer in the council’s employment,” it concludes.

Even when Diana Cavanagh took over his role, there were still major flaws in her handling of the allegations, it finds.

While she disagreed with Davey – by concluding that action did need to be taken – and commissioned an independent review in 1992, before also writing her own, the resulting reports were factually inaccurate and ‘flawed’.

There was ‘no urgency’ in resolving the allegations either, it finds, adding: “Matters were allowed to drift.

“All this occurred on Mrs Cavanagh’s watch, made worse by a feeble board of governors who seemed unable to fulfil their governance responsibilities.

“Regardless of the board of governors, Rochdale council was the provider of the facility and its external manager.”

By 1992, the matter was still drifting, it finds, including under the leadership of Liberal Democrat Paul Rowen, who took over from Coun Farnell in May of that year.

Paul Rowen

“Mr Rowen bore considerable responsibility for the school as council leader from 1992 to 1996,” it concludes.

“As with Richard Farnell, he was prepared to blame others without acknowledging his own failures of leadership.

“At best, he was insufficiently inquisitive about Knowl View school, despite having knowledge of the serious problems that persisted at the school; at worst, as council leader, he turned a blind eye to these problems and chose to give them low priority.”

It does not make a judgement on whether the former MPs Jim Dobbin and Liz Lynne failed to act on this issue once allegations were raised by the school’s former head of care, Martin Digan, due to conflicting testimonies by those involved.

However it does find that Mr Digan – who has campaigned on the scandal at Knowl View for more than 25 years – did pass on his concerns to the MPs.

Police and prosecutors

The report finds no evidence of any cover-up by any institution, including the police.

In particular the Rochdale police officers who investigated the initial claims about Cyril Smith at Cambridge House hostel in 1970 did a ‘comprehensive’ job and were not swayed by his status, it finds.

All the evidence suggests Lancashire police – under which Rochdale fell at the time – were very keen to prosecute, it notes, to the point where they had even drawn up a timetable for the process.

But their 80-page dossier on Smith was knocked back by the Director of Public Prosecutions, the predecessor to the Crown Prosecution Service, in just three days, it finds.

The inquiry is ‘troubled by the cursory nature of this analysis’, as well as the DPP’s denial to the local paper Rochdale Alternative Press nine years later that a file had ever been passed to them. That may well have helped fuel conspiracy theories ever since, it believes.

However it again concludes that there was no evidence of a cover-up and makes no judgement on whether the DPP was legally correct not to pursue a prosecution.

In the early 1990s it finds the police did investigate the Smith Street abuse, although it is unclear why nobody was charged due to a lack of records. Had a better report been commissioned by the council at the time, the police may have more easily been able to act, it adds.

Later, in the 1990s, allegations of abuse surfaced again and were looked at under Greater Manchester Police ’s Operation Cleopatra.

The inquiry does not direct criticisms at GMP but does find the Crown Prosecution Service wanting.

“A valuable opportunity was lost in 1988 and 1999, not only to charge and to prosecute Smith during his lifetime but also for the complainants to seek justice,” it says.

Nevertheless it was the CPS’s advice, not a ‘cover up’, that caused that failure, it finds.

The victims

Ultimately the inquiry is fundamentally about the many victims who were abused in Rochdale between the 1960s and the 1990s, some of whom reported their suffering but were ignored.

Some of them ‘may have been very young indeed’, finds the report, which says that not only were they abused in residential care homes such as Cambridge House and Knowl View themselves, but also ‘targeted on the streets of Rochdale’, which it says was a ‘compelling’ reason to investigate abuse in the town.

Many came forward and gave evidence to the inquiry under anonymity.

The report describes the backgrounds of the teenagers and young men who were offered places at Cambridge House in the mid-1960s, often in unhappy foster placements and wanting an escape, or in one case, having moved down from Glasgow to work in a factory in the town.

One victim describes how Smith simply turned up one day at his home and offered him a place at the hostel – and says he was initially ‘happy’ there, but that things later took a darker turn.

Others experienced abuse straight away.

(Image: Sean Hansford)

One boy, who was 16 at the time, was told on his second day to have a bath and go to the ‘quiet room’, where Cyril took off his clothes on the pretext of a ‘nit’ check and molested him.

He ran away the next day.

“But the police were called and someone from Cambridge House came to pick him up,” says the report.

“When he was brought back to Cambridge House he was again taken to see Cyril Smith, who shouted at him and asked him to take his clothes off onces more.”

Smith would later pressure him to withdraw his police allegation, which he refused to do, but he was still never prosecuted before his death in 2010.

The children at Knowl View were vulnerable in a whole range of additional ways, some having autism, others with learning disabilities and mental health problems.

At least two children taken into care at the school in 1989 – both aged 11 – were already known to be engaging in sexual activity at the Smith Street toilets, one of them walking up to a man and asking for 50p in return.

Yet while at Knowl View, matters only got worse.

“Not only did his exploitation continue after [he] was placed at Knowl View, he was also being exploited out of the area,” says the report, describing how he had sex with a man at a house in Salford for £5 six months later.

“We conclude that no individual, not any institution with responsibility for them, took decisive action to address what was happening to these exploited children,” it concludes.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-child-abuse-scandal-report-14525144

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Cyril Smith was the Lord Lieutenant for Manchester.

The Queen’s Paedophile Lord-Lieutenants And The Dolphin Square Connection

The Queen’s Paedophile Lord-Lieutenants And The Dolphin Square Connection

 

Rochdale council leader Richard Farnell quits weeks after telling child abuse inquiry he knew nothing about Knowl View scandal

Councillor blamed a ‘small minority’ of Labour members for ‘undermining’ his leadership ever since the hearing

8 DEC 2017

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/richard-farnell-resigns-rochdale-council-14014394

Rochdale council leader accused of being involved in ‘cover up’ of Knowl View abuse, inquiry told

The inquiry was told it was ‘inconceivable’ Coun Richard Farnell did not know about the abuse at Knowl View at the time

27 OCT 2017

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-council-leader-accused-being-13820553

Rochdale council leader Richard Farnell faces vote of no confidence

7  Dec 2017

Next Wednesday opposition councillors will table a motion calling on Coun Farnell to step down until the findings of an inquiry into claims of historic abuse at the former residential school for boys are published

Under-fire Rochdale council leader Richard Farnell is to face a vote of no confidence in protest at his handling of the Knowl View child sex abuse scandal.

Next Wednesday opposition councillors will table a motion calling on Coun Farnell to step down until the findings of an inquiry into claims of historic abuse at the former residential school for boys are published.

The motion, which will be put forward by Rochdale’s Lib Dem leader Coun Andy Kelly, states: “This council has no confidence in the leader of the council and calls for him to step down and resign his position until such time that the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) are made public.”

Rochdale Labour group have accused Kelly of ‘using the tragic events at Knowl View for party political mud-slinging.’

His motion comes after Coun Farnell, who was also leader in the early 90s when much of the abuse was taking place, was criticised after giving evidence at the IICSA.

Coun Farnell repeatedly told October’s hearings, which examined claims Cyril Smith, the former Lib Dem MP for Rochdale, and others abused boys at Knowl View and Cambridge House boys hostel, that he had never heard of any allegations relating to Knowl View until recently, adding: “I am not prepared to accept personal responsibility for… failing to take action in this matter.”

He was repeatedly challenged by Brian Altman QC, who pointed out the director of education, director of social services, education chair and opposition members were all on record as having been aware of the allegations, but Coun Farnell insisted he had never been briefed.

During summing up, barrister Laura Hoyano, counsel on behalf of the victims, said it was ‘inconceivable’ Coun Farnell did not know about the abuse, but, she added, if he did not, he was guilty of ‘wilful blindness’ – pointing to ‘a cover up at the level of the leadership of the borough council’.

As the Lib Dems have just two councillors to Labour’s 48, the motion is not expected to gather enough votes to be passed, but Coun Kelly called on his political rivals to ‘do the right thing’ and support him.

He said: “I would call on Labour councillors to vote with their heart and do the right thing.

“Do they honestly believe that Richard Farnell remaining in position is the right thing for this town? That’s the question they should ask themselves.

“If the inquiry comes back and says Richard Farnell has not done anything wrong I will be the first to hold my hands up and say fair enough, but until that point he should step down.

“This is about justice for the victims of Cyril Smith, and let’s also not forget [Former Lib Dem council leader and MP] Paul Rowen was also on the stand during the inquiry, but neither he nor Cyril Smith are serving councillors.

“I will fully support the outcome of the inquiry, whatever it says, because it is about closure for the people who suffered abuse and about the recognition that the people in power at the time did not do what they were supposed to do. That’s the most important thing.”

But a Rochdale Labour group spokesman said in a statement: “If Coun Kelly gets more than two votes for his motion he will be lucky. Just how low can you get? Trying to use the tragic events at Knowl View for party political mud-slinging is appalling. We should be concerned about the victims and not trying to score nasty political points.

“The Inquiry has examined over 140,000 pages of documents relating to Knowl View. There is not one single report, letter, briefing note or memo addressed to Coun Farnell informing him of the events at Knowl View.

“Coun Kelly is deafeningly silent on the Liberal Democrats’ appalling failure to deal with the allegations of abuse made against Cyril Smith. They knew of the allegation going back almost 40 years. What did they do? Nothing.

“It is interesting that Coun Kelly has nothing to say about the former Lib Dem council leader and MP Paul Rowen’s evidence to the Inquiry.

“And just when are the Liberal Democrats going to apologise to the victims for Smith’s horrific abuse?”

Coun Kelly’s motion comes a week after the secretary of Rochdale Constituency Labour Party resigned in protest at the party’s handling of the scandal.

The findings of the IICSA are expected to be published before April.

www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-council-leader-richard-farnell-14008696

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


 

Claims council leader knew about Knowl View child abuse allegations in early 90s – inquiry told

25 Oct 2017

Leader Richard Farnell told the inquiry yesterday he only heard about allegations relating to Knowl View ‘two or three years ago’

Claims Rochdale’s council leader has known about the Knowl View boys scandal since 1992 were reported to the Labour Party three years ago – but they did nothing to investigate – an inquiry has told.

Richard Farnell – who is both the current leader and was also in charge of the town hall between 1986 and 1992 – was also accused of ‘not telling the truth’ by a fellow councillor in the latest explosive hearing of evidence relating to the scandal.

Yesterday the leader had told the inquiry he only heard about allegations relating to the notorious school, at which boys were abused throughout the 1980s and 1990s, ‘two or three years ago’ when they were raised in parliament.

But this morning his fellow Rochdale Labour councillor Peter Joinson told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) that the leader would have ‘automatically’ known what was going on at the time.

He also said Coun Farnell had admitted to him in 2014 that he had known about the allegations as far back as 1992 – a claim Coun Farnell says is a ‘lie’.

However Coun Joinson said he was sufficiently concerned to have reported their conversation to the regional party.

Those concerns were bounced to the party’s headquarters, he said, passed back to the regional office and then eventually put on hold, because by that point the police were investigating.

This morning’s meeting of the national inquiry – which is currently looking at abuse in Rochdale institutions between the 1960s and 1990s – follows yesterday’s evidence from Coun Farnell himself, in which he repeatedly insisted no senior officer or political colleague had ever told him about abuse taking place at the school.

But Coun Joinson claimed that at a meeting in 2014, when he himself was still chief whip, the council leader had admitted to having seen a draft report into the scandal at some point between March and June 1992.

Following that conversation – shortly after Coun Farnell had told the media he had never been aware of the allegations at the time – Coun Joinson says he raised concerns with the then deputy leader, Coun Peter Williams.

He then raised it with the regional office of the Labour party.

“I felt there was a conflict between what was in the press and the information he’d offered to me,” he said.

“There was a clear difference. As a consequence I sought advice from the regional director of the Labour Party because I felt at that point, because he was council leader, the people who should do the investigation were in fact the people from the regional party.”

Asked what happened next, he said the complaint bounced backwards and forward before being left to the police to follow up as part of their own child abuse inquiry, Operation Clifton.

“I spoke to the regional director,” he said.

“She referred me to a further senior officer in the Labour party in London. I had a discussion with them. They referred me back to the regional director.

“By that time Operation Clifton was going on and the comment of the regional director is ‘we will have to let the police investigation take its course’.

Coun Farnell told the inquiry yesterday that Coun Joinson had made up the conversation about Knowl View, arguing it was a ‘smear’ and the result of an internal civil war raging at the time.

Under questioning by Brian Altman QC, the councillor was asked: “Did you invent any of this, Mr Joinson?”

He replied: “I did not.”

Mr Altman then asked him: “Which means Richard Farnell lied to this inquiry?”

Coun Joinson replied: “I don’t like using that word, but he’s probably not telling the truth.”

Yesterday Coun Farnell told the inquiry repeatedly that at no point had any senior officer or political colleague told him of the emerging allegations around Knowl View at the time.

That included his chair of education, the late Mary Moffat, who he said had not breathed ‘a word’ of the claims to him.

However Coun Joinson suggested that claim was not credible.

“Up to 2004 I held senior positions as a councillor,” he said.

“I was chair of education, then I moved on to be the deputy leader. I was responsible for human resources, finance. It would have been common practice for the chief executive or any chief officer to discuss any area of massive concern with the appropriate member of the council or chair of that committee.

“For me, as chair of education at the time, if that was part of my portfolio I would have automatically gone to the leader of the council.”

When asked whether that would have also been the case during the 1990s, he said: “Yes.”

The Labour party has been asked to comment.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/claims-council-leader-knew-knowl-13809896#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Rochdale Inquiry: Labour councillor Peter Joinson says Council Leader Richard Farnell “not telling the truth” about Knowl View

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/113533/rochdale-inquiry-labour-councillor-peter-joinson-says-council-leader-richard-farnell-not-telling-the-truth-about-knowl-view

Is Diana Cavanagh wrong or does now have to admit he knew about Rochdale CSA for 25 yrs? Page 188

Rochdale and Beyond – the Legacy of Child Abuse by Anne Wade

Cyril Smith
Cyril Smith was born in 1928 and became active in local politics in his teens. He promoted himself as working tirelessly for the welfare of deprived boys. Suspicions of child abuse began in the 1950s. In 1956 he bought St Mary’s Gate newsagent and tobacconist. In the late 1950s, according to Mike Smith of the CID, this was put under police surveillance because of concerns about the number of young boys seen going in through the back door. Specific complaints began in 1961: for instance, he supported a boy to have singing lessons, groomed and sexually abused him. Why were these leads not followed up?

Smith gradually developed connections with paedophiles both locally and elsewhere in the country. Without these connections, and without sympathisers protecting him on a large scale, he would not have been able to offend as he did. One notable connection was with his later friend Jimmy Savile, born in 1926. Savile similarly presented himself as a dedicated fund raiser for charity. He volunteered at Broadmoor from his early 20s, and as a porter in other hospitals. The first complaint of abuse against him came in 1955, at a Manchester dance hall he managed. Some abuse is recorded from 1960, for example with autograph hunters being taken into hotels and abused. Just as Smith’s abusing can be traced over the next decades, so too there are records of complaints about Savile at the BBC, at Leeds general infirmary, and at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

Smith and Savile continued to live parallel lives as predatory paedophiles for half a century, both becoming well-known members of the establishment and escaping public disclosure and judicial convictions during their lives. However, once their behaviour began coming out in 2012, after their deaths, the offending of Savile, the media figure, led to the establishment of five separate inquiries, most notably Operation Yewtree. Other media figures began to be effectively followed up. But in the case of Smith, the high-level politician, all investigations have been so far resisted, just as they have been for other politicians who have been implicated.

Thanks to the public reaction to all this, one strand of IICSA, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, is assigned to Rochdale. We are not powerless. They govern by consent, and when ordinary protest is wide enough, they back down, at least until they think we have forgotten.

Like Smith and Savile, once he surmounted initial setbacks, Righton thrived as a predatory paedophile within the establishment.

Like Righton and Savile, Smith organised access to institutions with children whom he could abuse with relative impunity, first at Cambridge House and Moorland Home, and later at Knowl View School. He maintained a power base on the local council,

Peter Righton, another paedophile born in 1926, also became a close friend of Smith, and like him and Savile rose high in the establishment.

Smith escaped prosecution through corrupt pressure from friends on the council and senior police officers, and later from the British political establishment, who used the security services to steal files and cover up any charges by claiming ‘national security’. This is part of what we hope IICSA will investigate. Smith escaped prosecution through corrupt pressure from friends on the council and senior police officers, and later from the British political establishment, who used the security services to steal files and cover up any charges by claiming ‘national security’. This is part of what we hope IICSA will investigate.

Despite hostile reporting in the alternative press, an increasing tide of critical reports from local professionals, renewed police investigations, and referrals to the DPP, the director of public prosecutions, Smith was knighted in 1988, recommended by David Steel. Questions about this recommendation were covered up for some time, but the fact was forced out under an FOI request in January 2014

In 1972 Smith became the MP for Rochdale. Without the intervention of the DPP Norman Skelhorn, empowered by the long term AG Michael Havers, to protect Smith, this could not have happened. The prosecution would have gone ahead, he would almost certainly have gone to jail, and he would have had a criminal record. His power in the community would have been curbed, and decades of abuse might have been prevented. Instead, for the next twenty years Smith operated with impunity under establishment protection

Another official who culpably failed to do anything was John Pierce, the chief executive of Rochdale council. He has gone on record as claiming he knew nothing about the three separate reports in 1988, 1991 and 1992 that paedophiles were abusing children as young as eight years of age. Yet Pierce was sent copies and Paul Rowen, who was leader of the council in 1992, said he had a number of meetings with Pierce in which the abuse at Knowl View was discussed. Shepherd’s report then appears to have been buried. It was certainly withheld from DS Bob Huntbach when he was assigned to carry out a police investigation in 2000, and asked for all the papers.

……………………………..

Diana Cavanagh, former Head of Education at Rochdale Council
Diana Cavanagh, former Head of Education at Rochdale Council

“No doubt in my mind got a copy of the Val Mellor Report” detailing sexual abuse of boys in 1992. ExHeadEd

Rochdale’s council leader was subjected to an excruciating grilling at the child sexual abuse inquiry this morning:

Councillor Richard Farnell gave evidence about what he knew about horrific abuse at Knowl View boys’ school during the 1980s and 1990s

…grilling from the government’s national inquiry on child abuse today – over what he knew about horrendous abuse at Knowl View boys’ school during the 1980s and 1990s.

Coun Farnell was also leader of the council between 1986 and 1992, when horrific rapes and sexual assaults – including by paedophile Roderick Hilton, who managed to enter the school in September 1990 – were taking place.

In today’s hearing Coun Farnell repeatedly denied ever having been informed about abuse at Knowl View at the time, despite senior officers having commissioned a damning report into the welfare of boys there in early 1992.

He never read about Roderick Hilton’s crimes in the local paper, he said, despite another witness – former Liberal Democrat politician Paul Rowen – previously testifying that it had been reported in the Rochdale Observer.

 

Here is part of an exchange between Coun Farnell and Brian Altman QC, who pointed out that in the early 1990s the town’s infamous satanic abuse scandal had already severely embarrassed the council.

BA: You will remember that pretty well, Mr Farnell?

RF: Yes.

BA: That led to a pretty bad publicity for the council, yes?

RF: Yes, I think that would be a fair assessment.

BA: And not only politically embarrassing for Labour, but those with whom you worked were politically sufficiently astute to have realised that?

RF: Yes, I would say so, yes.

BA: So what did she [Mary Moffat] tell you about Knowl View?

RF: I have no recollection of Mary Moffat raising Knowl View with me.

BA: So Mary Moffat was – for a short period of time during your leadership – your deputy, who was throughout the whole period of time of your leadership the education chair. You say you have got no recollection at all of her ever raising Knowl View with you?

RF: I have no recollection whatsover.

about Hilton’s activities in the last three years.

Neither were emerging worries over abuse of boys in the school ever raised with him by his chair of education Mary Moffat – who for a short period was also his deputy – or by his director of education, director of social services, chief executive or any Tory opposition councillors, he said.

BA: When you say, Mr Farnell, ‘I Richard Farnell have no recollection whatsoever’ what does that really mean?

RF: I do not recollect Mary Moffat mentioning to me any issue concerned with Knowl View. If she’d raised it I wouldn’t have forgotten.

BA: So what you are really telling us is she never did.

RF: Yes. Yes I’m saying that.

BA: So Mary Moffat, in all the years we know there were problems at Knowl View, not a word?

RF: Not a word.

BA: So she left you, your erstwhile deputy and education chair, completely and utterly exposed as Labour leader of the council, to a scandal at Knowl View? Is that what you are telling us?

RF: What I’m saying is Mary Moffat’s style wasn’t to come running to me every five minutes with problems within the department. She was a formidable politician in her own right. She got on with the job and she was confident in her own ability to deal with the issues that were put before her.

BA: But just think what you are saying, Mr Farnell. You are the leader. She was the education chair. And however formidable she was, any astute education chair would not leave the leader un-sighted by the kind of issues this inquiry has heard about going on at Knowl View between 1989 and the time you lost your seat on the council in May 1992. Is that what you are seriously telling the inquiry? She never brought it to your attention?

RF: She never brought it to my attention.

BA: And nor did anyone else?

RF: No.

BA: Not any single chair of any single committee who sat on your ‘chair’ panel?

RF: No.

BA: Not your chief executive John Pearce? Not the borough solicitor?

RF: No.

BA: So you were completely and utterly oblivious to what was going on at Knowl View for all those years?

RF: All those people you have mentioned did not bring that to my attention.

BA: Did anybody else, Mr Farnell?

RF: No.

BA: No-one?

RF: No.

BA: Is that the reality, do you think?

RF: It’s what happened in Knowl View.

BA: Is it the truth?

RF: It is the truth.

The leader of Rochdale Council has told an inquiry he had no knowledge of the sexual abuse of children at a residential school in the town despite mounting evidence in the early 1990s.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is examining how the late MP Cyril Smith and others were able to target youngsters at institutions in Rochdale over several decades.

It has heard how senior council staff knew about serious allegations of sexual abuse involving children at Knowl View School by the early 1990s.

But Richard Farnell, who regained the position of Labour council leader in 2014 after a gap of 22 years, told the inquiry he was never informed of the scandal during his first stint in office between 1986 and 1992.

The inquiry heard that a paedophile had been admitted to Knowl View in September 1990, where he had sexually abused at least one boy.

The council’s education chairwoman, Mary Moffat, knew about the incident but Mr Farnell insisted the information was not passed on to him.

Brian Altman QC, lead counsel for the inquiry, suggested the idea he had not been told by his political colleague was “ridiculous”.

The inquiry heard that by April 1991, the council was also dealing with the sexual exploitation of Knowl View boys at the town’s Smith Street toilets as well as an “epidemic” of “peer on peer” abuse at the school.

A report submitted on March 20 that year from a worker from the Rochdale health authority detailed claims that boys as young as eight were being targeted by men from as far afield as Sheffield.

It said most people would be “horrified” by the allegations, which had the potential to become a “public scandal”.

Mr Altman asked the council leader: “You knew absolutely nothing at that time of the scandalous nature of what was going on in Knowl View?”

Another report on Knowl View was submitted in February 1992, while Mr Farnell was still in office, but the politician denied he had been shown it at the time.

Mr Altman asked: “You were still completely and utterly ignorant of the problems in Knowl View?”

Mr Farnell replied: “I was unaware of the problems at Knowl View.”

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/10/24/council-leader-nobody-told-me-about-rochdale-school-sex-abuse/?ncid=aolshare_twitter

 

IICSA 24 Oct transcript here

tweets via matt o’donoghue‏ @mattoitv:

I am not the only regional journalist to find a remarkable absence of reporting of #RochdaleCSA from @InquiryCSA in the national media.

24 Oct 2017

hearing evidence from Vince Hill, a former @GMPolice officer who was part of Operation Cleopatra in late 90’s looking into #CSA.

Cyril Smith with children from Rochdale who he had invited down to the Houses of Parliament
tweets via matt o’donoghue‏ @mattoitv:

Hearings into exploitation of boys at Knowl View School. What did @Richardfarnell1 know & do as leader?

“I have no recollection of Mary Moffatt raising Knowl View with me … no recollection whatsoever.”
 
QC: “You were completely and utterly oblivious to what was going on at Knowl View over the years?” RF: “No one.”
 
 “The idea that you never knew about it and was never told is just ridiculous, isn’t it?” “That’s your view.”

It does appear form the evidence being put to @Richardfarnell1 that just about every senior official at the council knew about Rochdale CSA

“I was unaware of those incidents because (they) had failed to inform me of those incidents.”@Richardfarnell1@InquiryCSA

Others who have given evidence from Rochdale say they were aware of Roderick Hilton and his abuse at Knowl View residential school.

Farnell was in charge during ‘Middleton cases 1991’ – satanic accusations. Farnell has denied anything scandalous during his tenure

Despite saying he cannot remember there is the issue of 20 children who were wrongly taken into care after false “Satanic” allegations.

Many, many people at #Rochdale council have known about of boys at KVS for many, many years. But not their leader @Richardfarnell1

 The note appears to show a report of the meeting went to Councillor Farnell. Diana Cavanagh says she was certain he was “informed.”
 
 
 RF: “I’ve not seen any copy of the minutes of that meeting … certainly the director of education did not speak to me.” 

BA: What you mean is that it was never brought to your attention RF: It was never brought to my attention, yes.

We’re now being shown a cutting from Rochdale Online from June 2014 where RF described the use of Knowl View as a “political football.”

 Going over HiV Report prepared into the risks pupils at KVS faced. An 11yr old had already contracted Hep through sex.
 

 

“Parents of children at the school would be horrified” if they knew. BA: A public scandal was the last thing you needed in 1991, wasn’t it?

.. in the end, Mary Moffat who was your dep and ed chair, she was bound to have told you, wasn’t she?

BA: Not one of the breathed a word throughout your whole period of leadership RF: It was for them to tell me and they did not.
BA: Mr Farnell, you are not being realistic.
BA: Even in Feb 92 you were still completely and utterly ignorant of the problems at Knowl View RF: I was unaware of the problems.
 We’re back to March 1992 and the presentation of the Val Mellor report in against boys at Knowl View School.We’re back to March 1992 and the presentation of the Val Mellor report in against boys at Knowl View School.
 All main political parties Education Spokespeople were present at the meeting in March 1992. But says he was never told.
Mr Farnell says electioneering became such a priority that no one would have had the opportunity to raise the issue of with him
Mr Altman has pointed out that other senior officials seem to have had the time to meet and discuss when Mr Farnell did not.
We’re now being shown a council memorandum from May 1992 asking for a statement of action that has been taken “so I may advise the leader.”
This memorandum is from the Chief Executive, Mr Pearce, at . Soon after Mr Farnell lost his seat.
Mr Altman is putting a series of allegations about Mr Farnell’s character that he “bullied and browbeat people” “Interfered inappropriately”
RF: Definitely not, no. Mr Farnell has batted away criticism of his alleged “hands-on” management style at Council
We’re now onto the dealings – direct or otherwise – he may have had with Cyril Smith. What was his reputation? A larger than life figure
BA: Did you hear any of the rumours about his sexual involvement with young boys? RF: He was alleged to have spanked boys …
RF: Cyril Smith was investigated at the time but nothing was done with it … it had been investigated but nothing came of it.
BA: Was there ever a pack between the Labour and Liberal parties? (to not disclose abuse) RF: The idea of a pact – absolute nonsense.
RF: I’m not sure what there was to cover up.
Now discussing type written note from the Chief Whip in Rochdale who spoke with @Richardfarnell1 over what he did and didn’t know
The note says; “at the end of the meeting I raised the issue of press articles that questioned Mr Farnell’s knowledge of the KVS report.”
The notes form the meeting say Mr Farnell received a draft copy of the report into HiV risks. BA: He’s made all that up?
RF:Yes
The notes says “Councillor Farnell says he’s only seen a draft report” BA: Those are words put in your mouth. Completely untrue? RF: Yes.
BA: This meeting with you is utterly invented? RF: Yes Mr Farnell say the Joinson note is an illustration of how “nasty” politics was.
RF: This is a complete invention to try to politically damage me and undermine me as the new leader.

If it was an illustration of civil war and bad blood in the group in the BA says it was never used. RF: He’s lying.

BA: Several boys went through that school and their lives were blighted. Presumably you will accept responsibility for that as leader?
RF: I bitterly regret the senior members of the council never approached me about these matters. They never did.
 … the people who have told the that they knew of and are responsible for the failures….
Head of Ed – Diana Cavanagh, Social Services – Ian Davey, Chief Exec – John Pearce “they are the people who should shoulder responsibility”
 BA: You are not prepared to accept personal responsibility for this? RF: For me to have taken action I would have had to have been informed

 


25 Oct 2017 – IICSA – hearing from former Labour Chief Whip Peter Joinson
Peter Joinson has been called to th InquiryCSA into Rochdale CSA He claims Richarf Farnell told him in 1992 that he’d seen a draft CSA report.
MrJoinson says he doesn’t like the word “liar” and would prefer to say “Richard Farnell didn’t tell the truth”

Rochdale Council leader accuses colleague of lying over abuse claims

A note of a meeting on June 11 that year made by Peter Joinson, the Labour group’s chief whip at the time, read: “At the end of the meeting I raised with the leader the issues of press articles that questioned his knowledge of the Knowl View abuse reports.” The note, handed to police in October 2014, made reference to a report from a sexual health worker employed by the Rochdale health authority. “As a consequence of that report the council was preparing a report, this was between approx March and June 1992,” it continued. “Cllr Farnell said he had only seen a draft report and the full report wasn’t complete until June. By that time he had lost his council seat and ceased to be council leader.” Mr Altman said Mr Joinson was questioned by police about the note in April 2016. “He (Mr Joinson) said you told him there were allegations of sexual abuse in the draft report you had seen,” said the barrister. Mr Farnell said: “No.” Mr Altman continued: “So Mr Joinson completely and utterly invented the content of this meeting with you on June 11?” “Absolutely, yes.” Mr Farnell replied. The council leader suggested Mr Joinson made up the content of the conversation as part of a “bitter election campaign”, which he described as a “civil war within the party”. “Either he’s lying, or you’re lying,” said Mr Altman. Mr Farnell replied: “It’s certainly my contention that he’s lying.”

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-wire/rochdale-council-leader-accuses-colleague-of-lying-over-abuse-claims-1-8821218

War of words between Labour colleagues Richard Farnell and Peter Joinson over knowledge of Knowl View sex abuse report escalates

26 October 2017

“I am disappointed that Councillor Farnell is denying a meeting had taken place and, more importantly, to use this to further obfuscate the main issue that he had offered to me the information that he had seen a draft report.

“There should not be any issue for Councillor Farnell here, he had seen a draft report, lost his seat and therefore the leadership of the Council. The responsibility for taking this issue further was therefore in the hands of Councillor [Paul] Rowen who had taken up the position of council leader and not Councillor Farnell. That is all he had to say in any press release he gave in June 2014 prior to our meeting and this particular part of the wider issue would not have occurred.”

@mattoitv

Priceless – Richard Farnell – brands calls for his resignation “appalling political mud-slinging” then slings the political mud himself:


 

Councillor Richard Farnell, Leader of Rochdale Borough Council, has hit back following the call for his resignation by Councillor Andy Kelly, Leader of the Borough’s Liberal Democrats.

Councillor Kelly has called for the “immediate resignation” of Councillor Farnell “as both leader of Rochdale Council and as councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt” over Councillor Farnell’s evidence to the government’s national inquiry on child abuse.

“Kelly is deafeningly silent on the Liberal Democrats’ appalling failure to deal with the allegations of abuse made against Cyril Smith. They knew of the allegations going back almost 40 years when it was exposed in the RAP article in 1979. What did they do? Nothing.

“It is interesting that Kelly has nothing to say about the former Lib Dem council leader and MP Paul Rowen’s evidence to the Inquiry. He was told about the abuse at Knowl View and refused to meet officers to discuss it, stating he was too busy.

“And just when are the Liberal Democrats going to apologise to the victims for Smith’s horrific abuse?

“Just when is Councillor Kelly going to apologise for the decision of the Lib Dem council who – despite knowing of allegations of abuse carried out by Cyril Smith – unbelievably put him on the governing body of Knowl View school?

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/113532/call-for-council-leader-richard-farnell-to-resign

Daniel Hewitt @DanielHewittITV

 

I asked Rochdale Council leader Richard Farnell 8 times if he was sorry to victims of child abuse at Knowl View when he was leader.

“It is deeply regrettable that no politician sees fit to apologise to the victims to Know View. They should be help personally accountable.”

Cyril was, of course, a huge factor in Paul Rowen winning back the Rochdale seat for the Lib Dems in 2005

https://www.libdemvoice.org/rip-cyril-smith-20986.html

Sir Cyril Smith with MP Paul Rowen and Rochdale Childer chairwoman Maureen Cooper

SIR Cyril Smith’s 80th birthday party raised almost £4,000 for charity.

Proceeds from the gala concert, featuring Jimmy Cricket and the Debrose Choir at the Town Hall in June, will be donated to Rochdale Childer, a charity which helps children in the borough.

He said: “The fact that we raised so much money for such a worthwhile cause was tremendous. As a founder of Rochdale Childer, I know the excellent job that they do for some of the most vulnerable young people in Rochdale.

MP Paul Rowen added: “Sir Cyril had a great night and we raised much more than we had anticipated. We are working with the Rochdale Childer team looking at a number of options of how to spend this windfall.”

Maureen Cooper, chairwoman of Rochdale Childer, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Sir Cyril’s big bash raised so much money. I can solemnly declare that not a penny will be wasted.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/charity-benefits-from-sir-cyrils-birthday-600273

THE big man celebrated his birthday with a big party on Saturday night.

MP Paul Rowen opened the gala concert by introducing a video montage of tributes from political colleagues and celebrity friends, including Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown, Lord David Steel, Coronation Street star William Roache and comedian Jim Bowen, before guests joined in a sing-a-long of his adopted theme tune.

Sir Cyril was as straight-talking as ever during his speech as he praised Mr Rowen,

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/big-bash-for-a-big-man-959059

Council leader Alan Taylor thanked Cyril for being ‘a great inspiration and teacher’.

Alan was of course the olden days Hennigan type character. Cyril Smith’s agent. Party to all the party intrigue. And still sitting pretty. Perhaps young Alan was Cyril’s favoured candidate when Rowen stole the crown? Seen here Alan is barefoot, as is the Rochdale Lib Dem wont even today, as the Rochdale Alternative Paper’s 1975 “playmate of the Century” or something like that.

http://chrispaul-labouroflove.blogspot.com/2008/09/sunday-cyril-corrupt-cyril-file.html

Rowen – Deputy head of a secondary school in Bradford (Yorkshire Martyrs) as well as leader of Rochdale Council

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4581035.stm

Born in Rochdale, Rowen went to the Bishop Henshaw RC Memorial High School (became St Cuthbert’s RC High School in 1989 when Rochdale scrapped its three-tier system) on Shaw Road in Rochdale. From the University of Nottingham, he graduated with a BSc in Chemistry and Geology in 1976. From 1977-80, he taught Science at Kimberley School in Nottinghamshire. From 1980-6, he was Head of Chemistry at St Albans RC High School, Warren Lane in Oldham (now closed), then Head of Science at Our Ladys RC High School from 1986-90. From 1990-2005, he was Deputy Headteacher of Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College on Westgate Hill Street in Tong, West Yorkshire.

Disgraced RE teacher found with 200 indecent images of children can continue teaching after Michael Gove gives go-ahead

Bettley, who joined St Mary’s in September 2001 from Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic School in Bradford, West Yorkshire,

By the time police seized his computer in December last year, he had viewed 143 images, assessed to be on the lowest “level one” on the scale for seriousness.

He downloaded another 46 more serious “level three” images, including scenes of child abuse, but they had not been viewed.

Instead of being taken to court, however, he was given the option of accepting a police caution.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/yorkshire-humber/bradford/st-marys-catholic-school-menston/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10104771/Teachers-who-view-child-pornography-to-be-banned-from-the-profession.html

Rowen – From 1990-2005, he was Deputy Headteacher of Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College on Westgate Hill Street in Tong, West Yorkshire.

He was deputy headteacher when protected Bettley was at Martyrs Catholic School…

Bettley, who joined St Mary’s in September 2001 from Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic School

https://alchetron.com/Paul-Rowen-376983-W

Yorkshire Martyrs School linked to Kenya school via Rowen

A school in Kenya has finished building two new classrooms thanks to a £7,000 donation from its sister school in Bradford.

Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College may be closing in 2010 but its name will live on in Marigat, Kenya, where the new school block has been dedicated to the Bradford school.

“The money that we raised was initially going to be used to bring a group of young Kenyans to Bradford.

“But as the visa situation could not be sorted out, we decided to put the money to good use by helping build the school block.”

The partnership was originally set up by former Yorkshire Martyrs deputy head teacher Paul Rowen, now MP for Rochdale, who visited the site with Mr Bishop in the summer

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/4009882.College_s_name_to_live_on_in_Kenya/

Paul Rowen WBro David Action who is also inevitably a big wheel in the local Rotary Club as well as one of the Rochdale Chapters of the hell’s Angels Freemasons – hence the strange handshake. I believe he is Mr Big in beds. Meanwhile a Mr Mason is Mr Big in used cars. Both are long time associates of Paul Rowen for his charidee activity – mainly to do with orphanages in East Africa.

http://chrispaul-labouroflove.blogspot.com/2009_01_25_archive.html

Greenland Orphanage

The Rochdale Greenland School and Orphanage appeal is a UK registered Charity established in Rochdale, Lancashire in June 2001.

It was established by Mr Rafiq Ahmed Arien and his family after a visit to Kampala, Uganda when he saw the conditions of poverty that many orphans and victims of AIDS had to live in.

Mr Rafiq Arien and his family are former Ugandan refugees who on settling in Rochdale in the 1970’s have established a successful retail and wholesale electrical business.

Together with his friends Councillor Paul Rowen and Mr Terry Mason they established The Greenland School and Orphanage Appeal which is raising money to build an orphanage and school in Uganda.

In August 2002 a group including Charity Chair Councillor Paul Rowen, Organiser Rafiq Arien and Mr Terry Mason travelled to Kampala for the Foundation Stone Lying Ceremony.

http://www.rgsorphanage.com/about-greenland.html

http://www.rgsorphanage.com/

Paul is in Keen-ya. Apparently sunning himself whilst doing charidee work at children’s homes.

Does anyone picture portly Paul Rowen in a pith helmet whilst on a colonial verandah, G&T in hand? The Happy Valley of Kenya has a reputation for “fun and games”. Were table tennis paddles packed in Paul’s trunk? Or will Rochdale’s current MP be too busy having slap up meals at various african Rotary clubs?

Will he be planning a trip to the bush? Is he popping over to Uganda to conduct some business in his second paid job working for a property company called Corinya?

So how do young Rochdale people become Parliamentary interns for Paul Rowen. Unlike Hazard County, surely this is not a “job for the boys”?

Paul explains:

“I’ve been very lucky over the last few months to have had a number of young people from Rochdale working as interns in both my London office and in Rochdale. These have included Natassa Malik whose father is a good friend of Sir Cyril Smith

http://rochdaleraw.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-get-job-with-paul-rowen-mp-as.html

Paul Rowen MP – member of the Beveridge Group as are John Hemming and Mike Hancock

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

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

Rowengate

The Ugandan Corinya does have a charidee element (a laudable children’s home- following Cyril Smith’s example of supporting the charity Rochdale Childer with its Moorland Home?).

http://rochdaleraw.blogspot.com/2009/05/rowengate-ugandan-shenanighans.html

Hancock has been the chairman of the southern region of the NSPCC since 1989

janellabooks‏ @janellabooks

Savile, Hancock, Bonner Pink. Emery Wallis, connected friends , also Ted Heath, and more. add Peter Ball into this mix, you have a flaming disgusting group

Did you know ex MP Hancock worked for childrens TV at BBC, on same corridor as Savile. Hancock and Savile also friends, and Bonner Pink!

 


5 June 1990

Leaders of some of the 19 councils that are fighting a poll-tax capping order line up outside the High Court. (l-r) Richard Farnell (Rochdale), Marie Rimmer (St Helens), Peter Ballard (Basildon), Joan Twelves (Lambeth), Sir Jack Layden (Rotherham), Margaret Hodge (Islington), Jim Dobbin (Rochdale, deputy), and Mike Goodman (Hammersmith).

link

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

Cf Margaret Hodge who needs to name the officers who “misled” her into alleging children were paid & complaining to Press Commission

http://archive.islingtontribune.com/news/2014/sep/islington-child-abuse-scandal-haunts-margaret-hodge-politician-poised-run-mayor-london

Any Knowl View cover-up may also involve 1990s NW Labour personnel

 

 

…the Manchester Evening News carried a story claiming that the disgraced, deceased Liberal MP Cyril blackmailed an unnamed council leader into covering up Smith’s actions by threatening to reveal an incident of abuse by the council leader against a child in a public toilet.

 

 

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Over a month ago, in early September when the issue of child abuse at Knowl View home in Rochdale started to hit the news again because of its inclusion in the public inquiry into child sexual abuse, whistleblowers contacted the SKWAWKBOX with a number of allegations.

The first was that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) had stated that it would be making a ‘full disclosure’ of all evidence it had gathered in its investigation of events at Knowl View.

The second was that part of that disclosure would be that the leader of Rochdale Council had information about the abuse – and had kept it quiet. The person – a councillor – who knew he had received this information had, allegedly, subsequently been removed from all positions of responsibility by the council leader.

The SKWAWKBOX contacted Rochdale Council’s leader’s office and asked whether these claims were true. We were told – via a press officer – that the council leader absolutely denied them and would not be discussing them further.

The councillor said to have direct knowledge of events declined to take our calls. GMP was asked whether the information would be included in its disclosure – but its reply was essentially non-responsive:

Op Clifton report will be heard in full at the IICSA hearing in London in mid-October. You would need to ask IICSA as it is their inquiry.

IICSA had not yet heard the evidence, so this was a dead end. In the absence of options to corroborate the claims, there was no option but to shelve them and wait for developments.

Those developments have now begun.

Last week, evidence was given to the inquiry that matched the reports given to the SKWAWKBOX more than a month earlier. The comments began on the first day that evidence was taken, as the transcript of the session shows:

Despite its closure over two decades ago, Knowl View has continued to resurface, provoking concerns that investigations into what happened were deliberately concealed. It has been suggested that the local politicians were party to this and to suppressing allegations about Smith, regardless of their political allegiances. There has been rumour and speculation about some form of deal/pact between local political parties not to make allegations about Cyril Smith. We will call some of those politicians in the final week of the hearings so they can be asked more about that.

ITV news correspondent Matt O’Donoghue tweeted about it three days later, as claims were detailed:

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He then asked council leader Richard Farnell:

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A day later, the inquiry spoke to the then-head (in 1992) of social services about events at the time. That witness alleged not merely silence but interference:

Q: You made a distinction in your statement about inappropriate interference in departmental matters between Smith, on the one hand, and the then-leader of the council, Richard Farnell.

A. Yes.

Q. The distinction you made was that Cyril Smith interfered on a sort of granular level, in the cases of individuals, whereas Farnell was perhaps more to the sort of generalised approach to his interference.

Yesterday, the Manchester Evening News carried a story claiming that the disgraced, deceased Liberal MP Cyril blackmailed an unnamed council leader into covering up Smith’s actions by threatening to reveal an incident of abuse by the council leader against a child in a public toilet.

The SKWAWKBOX contacted Rochdale Council’s press office again today with the following:

In early September I called you about allegations that Richard Farnell knew about abuse at Knowl View and did not act. You told me he had absolutely denied it.

In view of the evidence coming out at the public inquiry about a council leader covering up information and indeed being involved in at least one act of abuse, do you wish to revise that position?

The response this time was different:

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The Head of Communications subsequently emailed to add:

And just to reiterate.. the leader maintains his denial

Labour’s HQ did not cover itself in glory in its handling of this blog’s enquiry, either. We wrote to the party at the same time as to the council and the police, detailing the information received, including the name of a councillor who alleged that Mr Farnell had told him privately that he had ignored a report on the abuse at Knowl View when the institution was still open.

The same councillor also claimed that he had informed Labour’s North-West regional office about that conversation – but that the report had been ‘buried’.

We asked Labour HQ the following questions:

  • Did ________ make such a report?
  • If so, what if any action did Labour take?
  • _________ used to be Rochdale Labour Group Whip, but says that Richard Farnell has since removed him from all positions. Why?

Labour HQ failed to respond until the SKWAWKBOX sent a follow-up email advising that we were about to publish an article on the matter and telling the party to provide any comments quickly if they wished to have the information included in the article.

We received a statement in reply that contained answers to none of the questions asked over a month ago:

The Labour Party is fully co-operating with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The allegations against Richard Farnell were put into the public domain by the IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) session transcripts and subsequently by the mainstream media.

They remain allegations only and the SKWAWKBOX does not claim that they are accurate, but their existence is indisputably of overwhelming public interest. There is no evidence so far to indicate that Mr Farnell is the unnamed council leader in the Manchester Evening News article and his continuing denial of cover-up allegations should of course be recognised by all, unless and until the allegations are proven in a court of law, should a case ensue.

However, should the police decide they merit investigation, officers should also be talking to people who worked in Labour’s north-west office at the time, because any cover-up is alleged to have extended there as well.

Any #KnowlView cover-up may also involve 1990s NW Labour personnel

Boys in special school were at risk of Aids

Alarm over sexual activities at a Rochdale council home has taken years to emerge.
9 September 1995

THEY were boys aged eight to 16 with learning difficulties, and what they needed from Knowl View special school in Rochdale was care. What they got, according to Phil Shepherd, a council HIV-prevention officer, was the risk of Aids.

Mr Shepherd was horrified by the situation he discovered when he made a sex-education day visit to the residential school in March 1991. In a report he made within a week to the town’s director of education, Mrs Diana Cavanagh, he set out a picture grimmer than anything Dickens imagined for Dotheboys Hall.

“Reputedly five of the junior boys have been or are involved in ‘cottaging’ in and around public toilets. Men as far away as Sheffield are believed to be aware of this activity and travel to Rochdale to take part.

“One eight-year-old is thought to have been involved. The police are aware of the problem. What action has been taken is not known.

Mr Shepherd was a member of the Rochdale Health Authority Aids unit. “We are committed to preventing the spread of HIV,” he wrote. “The boys in this school look to us to be increasingly at risk.”

He added: “Most people, not least parents of children at the school, would be horrified were these facts to be made known.”

They were not. Mrs Cavanagh assured him the problem was being addressed “through concerted professional action”. She asked him to circulate his report no further, and “not to undertake any independent action”.

The Aids team was not asked back in. Mr Shepherd’s report has remained unpublicised, and it is only now that parents of the boys in Knowl View are becoming aware of the risk their children ran and what they may have gone through.

The full story of Knowl View, which opened in 1969 and closed nine months ago, has never been made public, but is clearly visible in confidential council documents seen by the Independent on Sunday.

In essence, boys as young as eight were put at risk of Aids through prostitution and liaisons with known sex offenders, after a disintegration of control over several years.

Concerns about the sexual behaviour of the boys were first passed to the council as far back as 1988 by Dr Alison Frazer, a child psychiatrist at Rochdale’s Birch Hill Hospital, yet it was three years later that Mr Shepherd issued his dire warning about the Aids dangers facing them, and another year before the council received recommendations on restoring management control after its own inquiry.

That report, by Valerie Mellor, a consultant clinical psychologist, came in February 1992. In it, Mrs Mellor said there was no doubt up to a quarter of the pupils at the 48-place school had been involved in serious sexual incidents and the activity had continued “over a very long period of time …. It is very difficult to believe that this behaviour had not come to the attention of at least some members of staff.”

Although her report suggested that sexual activity was at an end, five months later a pupil and a former pupil, both 14, were cautioned by police for soliciting in the town’s Smith Street lavatories.

At the height of the affair, a known sex offender gained overnight access to the school and allegedly plied pupils with cider and cannabis cigarettes before sexually assaulting them. Official details are scant.

In her 1992 report Valerie Mellor said only: “In September 1990, an incident occurred involving an adult male intruder at the school. That intruder had sexual contact with one or more of the boys on school premises.”

But one boy  says he was raped and that at least one other boy in his house was forced to have oral sex with the intruder. He claims their cries for help went unanswered because the member of staff on “sleeping-in” duty was not there. The offender returned the next night, but that time was beaten off.

The alleged rape victim says he was never interviewed by the police. The teenager was awarded a legal-aid certificate last week to sue for damages, and on Friday Mark Walker, of solicitors Molesworths, who are representing him, applied to the council for the release of files. Mr Walker said there were serious questions about the way Rochdale handled the incident. “We are concerned that not enough was done afterwards to help our client.”

John Pierce, Rochdale council’s chief executive, said police had reviewed the case again recently and found nothing requiring further action.

He added: “The police have also stated quite clearly that they do not believe there is any substance in allegations of a ‘cover-up’ relating to incidents at the school and that all the issues involved were discussed and investigated at the time by a number of agencies and the necessary action taken then.”

The authority was already taking action before Mr Shepherd’s report, Mr Pierce said.

“Both social services and the police had become involved in dealing with issues related to inappropriate sexual activities involving Knowl View pupils and adults unconnected with the school,” he said. “Arrangements appropriate to each boy’s circumstances were made in relation to counselling and health advice.”

Mr Pierce said that staff had received sex-education training and advice on how to warn pupils of the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases.

But one care worker at the school said: “I would never work for this authority again. It is appalling that those people who were in charge still have jurisdiction over so many children’s lives.”

Martin Digan, 36, another former care worker, said: “I believe there has been a cover-up. Only a public inquiry can place responsibility where it should be placed.”

Parents are also dissatisfied. One 41-year-old mother believes the deterioration in her son’s behaviour was a direct result of the sexual activity he became involved in at the lavatories in Rochdale’s Smith Street – and of a vicious school environment in which, she says, on one occasion he was hit with a cricket bat.

Another mother, whose son is now in jail for causing grievous bodily harm, was informed of what happened at the school only six weeks ago by one of the other parents.

“I should have been told,” she said. “They’re pretty disgusting, aren’t they? All of the reviews I’ve sat at and none of this ever came out.”

Neither were staff and parents alone in their surprise. Bill Hopkins, who became a lay member of the governing body in late 1990, looked shocked when told last week about the prostitution. “I don’t know anything about that. I don’t know if any of the other governors did. As far as I understood it, the problem was [the known sex offender],” he said.

It seems to me that everybody at the time was contemplating their navel,” one adviser said.

“All the reports were on how the system failed and there was only a one- line reference in all the documents to the fact that the children might need some help. Rochdale let those kids down.”

Chris’s story

CHRIS (not his real name) can only now bring himself to admit what happened to him at Knowl View School. The memory leaves him furious.

He claims that when he was 14 he was raped by a known sex offender who gained access to the school one night and plied him with alcohol and cannabis.

He says: “I was hysterical. I couldn’t do anything. It was physical force. He threw me against the wall, threw me around the room.

“I was shocked and scared. He threatened to kill me if I told anybody.” Afterwards, he says, he lay in his bed terrified, hearing other pupils screaming.

Nobody came to help. He says the duty member of staff was not in his room.

Though Chris was later questioned by the school, he says he was never interviewed by the police.

Eventually he decided that nothing was being done – and began lashing out. He threw another pupil through a window. Once he was locked up in his bedroom for a week.

“I got to the stage where I was going to run off and find help elsewhere,” he said.

Then he decided that he had to learn to live with the experience. But that is difficult.

“If I saw [the intruder] now I’d kill him. I’ve been close to suicide and I’m extremely lucky I haven’t gone to prison.

“There were six in my dorm and two are in prison. One is serving ten- and-a half years for rape. The other shot a boy in the eye and blinded him.”

Chris was sent to Knowl View at the age of 12 because he had been disruptive at his previous school, but he believes he was too bright for the special school. He describes the lessons there as “a joke”.

He has no job and feels Knowl View deprived him of a chance in life.

“Before I went there I had a life. I don’t have one now. Sometimes I want to go to the Black Box [council offices] and just blow the whole lot of them,” he says.

“I was in care. That place was supposed to be full of qualified people to look after me and I don’t think they did. So they deserve to pay, don’t they?”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boys-in-special-school-were-at-risk-of-aids-1600318.html

Cyril Smith MP for Rochdale 1972 to 1992. Died in 2010 age 82.

He was unmarried had a brother Norman. Interestingly, Cyril Smith’s brother Norman was on Rochdale Council and was Rochdale Mayor 1986 – 1987 when Richard Farnell was Head of Council.

Harold Shipman had a practice at Todmorden and Hyde 1977 (31 years old) to 1998 (52 years old), during a period when Shipman was murdering one person a week, and where Jimmy Savile cycled passed regularly and Cyril Smith lived nearby (30 min drive – Emma Street, Rochdale) . It is known that Savile undertook necrophilia and was associated with Rochdale NHS Trust. The Janet Smith review – the Harold Shipman Inquiry, I am told, did not look into these matters. Savile died October 2011 age 85. Cyril Smith died Sept 2010 aged 82 and Harold Shipman found hanged in prison 2004 age 58. Harold Shipman ‘s wife Primrose was a child minder.

Cyril Smith MP behind
(1) the 1962 Cambridge House, hostel for boys – by November 1965 social worker had reported Cyril Smith for abusing boys

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2605635/Brave-boys-fat-man-branded-liars-How-Cyril-Smiths-victims-ignored-tried-expose-abuse-suffered-hands.html

(2) and the 1969 Knowl View school in Rochdale. Cyril Smith was Rochdale Mayor 1966 – 1967.
Knowl View School was labelled a “boy brothel”

In 1989 it’s alleged that Rochdale social workers were replaced by Londoners to sort out matters.

This would have been under Flowers and Farnell as they left council in 1992.

1994 Rochdale Council closed Knowl View School (Farnell and Flowers had left Rochdale Council in 1992) but nobody was ever prosecuted over abuse said to have taken place there.

Knowl View School had the 1991 Shepard Report and 1992 Mellor Report and closed 1994;

Paul Flowers:

Rev Paul Flowers’ links to Cyril Smith

The Rev Paul Flowers had close political links to Sir Cyril Smith, the late Liberal Democrat MP accused of several child abuse offences

Smith was originally a Labour councillor in Rochdale and later a Liberal then Liberal Democrat MP for the town from 1972 to 1992. His brother, Norman Smith, who was mayor of Rochdale in 1986-87, said that Mr Flowers sat on council committees with Sir Cyril.

“Cyril was more involved with [Paul Flowers] than me. Cyril was a councillor and MP at the time,” he said.

“They knew each other by being on the council, and of course he was a prominent minister. They were on committees together.”

Mr Smith said Mr Flowers was the minister of Champness Hall in Drake Street, in the centre of Rochdale.

A spokesman for Rochdale Borough Council confirmed that Mr Flowers was a councillor from 1988 to 1992. The minister served as vice-chairman of the social services committee in 1990/91, and sat on the committee in the previous and following years.

During that time, 16 children in the town were taken into care because it was alleged that they had been abused and forced into Satanic rituals.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/10466679/Rev-Paul-Flowers-links-to-Cyril-Smith.html

‘Crystal Methodist’: Former Co-op bank boss in ‘drugs and rent boys binge’

The Methodist minister appears to have been caught in a another scandal after his public fall from grace in November 2013

 Paul Flowers arrives to answer bail at Stainbeck Police Station, Leeds, April 2014

Paul Flowers, the disgraced former Co-operative bank boss, has been allegedly caught taking Class A drugs with rent boys during a hot-tub party in his home.

The Methodist minister, 65, spent 28 days in “life-changing” rehab after admitting drugs charges when he became embroiled in a previous scandal.

Paul Flowers conviction The Guardian 12 Dec 1985

Paul Flowers (ex Co-Op bank) was Vice Chair Rochdale Social Services 1988-92 conducted a review of alleged satanic csa at Knowl View School and it’s this report that seems not to have been made public, although requests have been made to Rochdale Council and Simon Danczuk MP for it to be public .

Its alleged that both Savile and Cyril Smith attended the satanic csa rituals.

 

“Currently nine alleged victims are suing Rochdale council over abuse they say they suffered while at the school.

Several also claim they reported that abuse to GMP both in the early 1990s and later during the Operation Cleopatra investigation into child abuse across the region in the late 1990s, but that nothing was done.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/knowl-view-school-scandal-police-7498775

AshkenaziHistory‏ @TheAshkenazi

Michael Todd joined GMP in 2002

Manchester police chief Michael Todd found dead at bottom of cliff

12 Mar 2008

A police spokesman said officers were unaware of any scandal in Mr Todd’s private life.

But Max Clifford, the publicist, said: “Someone phoned me a week ago and they had a Liverpool or Manchester accent. All they said was that they had a story about a top copper and that it was a big scandal and that they wanted to get a lot of money. I didn’t hear from them again and there was probably no connection at all with this.”

He played host to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited Manchester.

Mr Todd began his career with Essex police in 1976, serving as a uniformed officer and a detective and was appointed Assistant Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire in 1995 before joining the Metropolitan Police.

He rose to the rank of assistant commissioner and supervised the policing of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

He became Manchester’s £122,000-a-year police chief in 2002

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1581401/Manchester-police-chief-Michael-Todd-found-dead-at-bottom-of-cliff.html

Todd was appointed an Assistant Chief Constable in Nottinghamshire in 1995, initially managing support services and then operational policing. In 1998, he was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner back in the Metropolitan Police. In 2000, following his promotion to Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police, he was responsible for Territorial Policing, covering all 32 London Boroughs. In 2002, he was selected as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police from 2002 and in 2006 he became a vice-president of ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers), both posts he held until his death.[6]

In 2012, it was announced that Police officials are examining new claims of financial malpractice against Todd. Greater Manchester’s new Police Commissioner appealed for information about Michael Todd, former chief constable of the force. The claims centre on Todd’s role in drawing up unique contracts that allowed some staff to get enormous payoffs when they left the force.

After his death, Manchester Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Angie Robinson was reported to have been having an affair with Todd. It was later revealed that he was conducting numerous affairs with up to 38 different women

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Todd

Todd’s numerous affairs over the past decade were an “open secret” among senior officers at Greater Manchester Police, his former employers Metropolitan Police and senior figures at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

However, they turned a blind eye to his “reputation” – despite him suffering occasional depressive episodes, the risk of him being blackmailed and one of his mistresses being caught up in a police corruption scandal.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3525937/Chief-Constable-Mike-Todd-had-relationships-with-38-women-as-chief-constable-of-Greater-Manchester-says-report.html

Investigation of CIA extraordinary rendition flights

Todd investigated on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers the extraordinary rendition flights conducted by the CIA to transport detainees.[7]

December 2012 – reported 48 survivors of Knowl View school

csahttp://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/files-reveal-the-full-horror-of-sexual-698079 …

LEANNE McKIE, MIKE TODD, JIMMY SAVILE, CYRIL SMITH, DON MACKINTOSH

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2017/10/leanne-mckie-mike-todd-jimmy-savile.html

Paul Flowers to be quizzed over csa at Farnell controlled Rochdale Council Nov 2013:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2608675/Shamed-Co-op-boss-quizzed-cover-child-sex-Cyril-Smith-school-Flowers-targeted-QC-suppressed-reports-exposing-horrific-sweet-shop-paedophiles.html

“alarm bells were being rung constantly by health professionals 1988-1992 when Flowers” was head of social services and Farnell head of Rochdale Council.

But “no one would ever believe the story that ‘lovable Cyril’ would be abusing those he pretended to help – a man who could present himself as a saviour of the needy, while at the same time abusing them.”

Paul Flowers vice chair social services Rochdale 1988-92 under Farnell -Knowl View satanic csa – 2011 “resigned” from Bradford council due to inappropriate material

“Former Rochdale council leader Colin Lambert – who previously passed detectives a dossier on alleged abuse ” this was reported in MEN (Manchester Evening News) 8 & 11 & 17 June 2014

Jim Dobbin MP was highly critical of the selection of Richard Farnell as Head of Rochdale Council and mentioned this on BBC TV and reported in the media here (June 2014)
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/heywood-mp-slams-new-rochdale-7234251

Richard Farnell on Jim Dobbin. October 2014.

 

September 2014
Jim Dobbin MP dies of alcohol poisoning/ excess on an official Council of Europe visit to Poland* with Lord John Prescott and Sir Alan Meale MP.
Jim Dobbin MP was very critical of Farnell and Simon Danczuk. After Knowl View survivors were sent to his office, by Simon Danczuk’s office, the family banned the Danczuks from his funeral.

 

Councillor Richard Farnell, Samaritans branch Director Janet Murphy and Simon Danczuk celebrate 50 years of the Samaritans

Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh (R) laughs with Simon Danczuk MP for Rochdale

Rochdale MP Danczuk is no stranger to scandal, having been suspended from the Labour Party in December 2015 over allegations of sending sexually explicit text messages to a 17-year-old girl.

Now, Vaz – Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee – is hitting headlines for allegedly paying male prostitutes for sex and discussing the possibility of paying for cocaine.

Soon after the Vaz scandal erupted, disgraced member of parliament Simon Danczuk leapt to defend his colleague, tweeting his support for Vaz.

“I’ve known Keith since I entered parliament. He makes a positive contribution to politics. He serves his constituents very well.

http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/707591/Keith-Vaz-Simon-Danczuk-GMB-Susanna-Reid

Farnell now in his 50’s, has never married nor been seen with female company. Nor male company for that matter. Very reminiscent of Cyril Smith. Ooh errr !

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uQEJiJCk2AYJ:northwestnationalists.blogspot.com/2014/03/labour-for-working-man-what-is-it-with.html+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 

The Insider: Liverpool council’s press office.

HAVE standards slipped at Liverpool council’s press office since spinmeister general Matt Finnegan was suspended? According to official council documents seen by the Insider, the reading matter of choice at the press office has taken a distinctly comic turn. For on an order form for national and local daily newspapers there is one very special request – for a copy of the Beano (young lads magazine)  for senior press officer Richard Farnell. Could it be that one time parliamentary candidate Mr Farnell has a bit of Dennis the Menace about him or is he simply reliving his childhood days

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Insider%3A+Liverpool+council%27s+press+office.-a0135460918

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

 

Vote of No Confidence in Rochdale Council leader Richard Farnell

Cllr Richard Farnell is overseeing austerity cuts to the most needy in our Borough at the same time as defending a 34% rise in Councillors allowances and a 51% rise for himself.

https://www.change.org/p/rochdale-councillors-vote-of-no-confidence-in-rochdale-council-leader-richard-farnell

Rochdale council leader brands political rival a ‘turd’ on Twitter

Richard Farnell was involved in a Twitter spat over apparent illegal parking

Rochdale council’s leader has branded a political rival a ‘turd’ on Twitter – for highlighting his apparent illegal parking.

Richard Farnell was snapped over the weekend on Drake Street in the centre of Rochdale, next to his car.

It was parked on double yellow lines and on ‘no loading at any time’ lines, clearly marked on the kerb.

When his apparent breach was pointed out to him online, Coun Farnell claimed he had a blue badge displayed out of shot.

 

However, although blue badges entitle holders to park on double yellow lines for up to three hours, they don’t if there are ‘no loading’ markings on the kerb.

When called out on it on Twitter, Coun Farnell responded with fury, calling his critics ‘plonkers’.

He replied to Lib Dem political rival David Hennigan, who had said he was ‘banged to rights’, with the tweet: “Who says so? You? No obstruction just a nasty turd trying to cause trouble.”

Parking illegally on a double yellow line carries a £70 fixed penalty notice.

In response to the spat the Liberal Democrats – who are campaigning hard in Rochdale ahead of the local elections – have called for Coun Farnell to be fined.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-council-leader-twitter-turd-11036496

Richard Farnell

“Councillor Richard Farnell is a trained journalist and communications professional.

 

My Sweet Landlord‏ @MySweetLandlord

Richard Farnell claims he knew nothing about Knowl View until 2014. As a journalist in 1995, did he miss this?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boys-in-special-school-were-at-risk-of-aids-1600318.html

He has worked on newspapers throughout the North West and worked in local government public relations for several years. He recently retired from Liverpool City Council where he ran their Press Office and was an advisor to the directly-elected Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson.

“Richard was elected a Labour Councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt ward in 2012. It is his second stint on the Council after a 20-year break. Richard was previously Leader of the Council in the 1980s. He was elected Leader of the Labour Group and Leader of the Council in May 2014 and is responsible for the policy direction of the council. He is also responsible for regeneration and special projects and sits on the Board of the Rochdale Development Agency and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.” [1]

Coun Richard Farnell, Rochdale Council leader, a position he came to as a result of a so-called “coup” in 2014 within the local Labour Party group. [1]

Farnell was the former head of Liverpool City Council’s press office. In early 2013 it was reported that “Richard Farnell has made it to 26 out of 29 meetings at Rochdale council since last May – despite being unable to work as office manager for Liverpool’s elected mayor Joe Anderson since last summer.” [2]

 

First broadcast in September 2013, this is the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary that explored the horrific scale of Cyril Smith‘s sexual abuse of children and the how the police, crown prosecution service and MI5 not only knew of his activities but actively protected him from being prosecuted for his crimes.


Cyril smith confesses to police combi

Of course, no one in the police forces involved, the CPS or in MI5 has been held to account for aiding and abetting Smith’s vile crimes against children

https://imincorrigible.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/cyril-smith-the-paedophile-mp-and-the-police-and-mi5-cover-up-dispatches-documentary-video/

Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to ‘blackmail establishment’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 1981, Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens used Parliamentary privilege to name Sir Peter Hayman, the deputy director of MI6, as a member of PIE and an active paedophile. In 1983 Mr Dickens gave the Home Office a dossier of what he claimed was evidence of a paedophile network of “big, big names, people in positions of power, influence and responsibility”. The Home Office says the dossier no longer exists.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

So I’ll ask once again: What did do with the boxes of documents from Mary Moss?

Tim Raison – he was helped and promoted by alleged satanist William Whitelaw, becoming his PPS in the Northern Ireland Office in 1972.

Edward Heath made him a junior education minister under Margaret Thatcher the following year

He edited Crossbow, the Bow Group magazine

In 1967 he was also elected to Richmond upon Thames council

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/nov/10/sir-timothy-raison-obituary

Raison was a minister under Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, gaining a reputation as the keeper of the party’s conscience on such issues as immigration, refugees, child benefit and social policy.

thanks to the support of Willie Whitelaw, Raison served as Minister of State at the Home Office from 1979, and as Overseas Aid Minister from 1983

Mr Whitelaw’s team at the Home Office – Tim Raison and Leon Brittan

…member of the Inner London Education Authority

Timothy Raison was sworn of the Privy Council in 1982 and knighted in 1991.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/politics-obituaries/8877400/Sir-Timothy-Raison.html

From 1960 to 1966 he headed the Youth Service Development Council

Raison told me that if he had political heroes they would be Rab Butler and Sir Robert Peel

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sir-timothy-raison-tory-minister-who-also-co-founded-new-scientist-6260304.html

He shared a flat in Tufton Street, near the House of Commons, with fellow Old Etonians Douglas Hurd and Philip Ziegler.

John Major was pps to Tim Raison 1981-83 at the Home Office

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

MUSIC box collector and clock maker Keith Harding, whose staff restored antiques for royalty, played a vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring.

Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop.

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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.

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

Corbyn Conundrum‏ @Jigsawman2014

,,,all at it together do you think? Northern MPs like Cyril and Brittan together with Savile and the Scarborough mafia?

 

Michael Evans @Mikey2017Evans

The IICSA say what is the link with Cyril, Keith Harding and MI5 Secret Services, why are they involved? ANSWER…

Establishment paedophiles Jimmy Savile and Keith Harding

The Freemason Lodge Mercurius 7507 Keith Harding, close friend of Cyril Smith was Grand Master of “The Spies Lodge”

Harding met MPs Cyril Smith and Leon Brittan in the 1980s when he ran a north London antiques store.

Thirty-five years ago he appeared alongside paedophile television presenter Jimmy Savile in a Christmas special of Jim’ll Fix It.

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

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

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

Jeremy Thorpe too was an occasional visitor.”

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

A British antiques expert who restored items for royalty was a child abuser involved in a notorious paedophile campaign group, the BBC can reveal.

Keith Harding was active in the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), according to documents seen by the BBC.

A former chairman of the British Horological Institute, he appeared alongside Jimmy Savile in a Christmas edition of the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It.

Harding, who died in June, had been convicted of sex offences in the 1950s.

A man who appeared on the Christmas 1980 episode as a boy has told BBC News the feature was “set up” by the production team, who approached the family and asked for a letter to Savile to be written.

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

Lord Caccia (right), the Lord Prior of St John invests Mr Cyril Smith

 Lord Caccia (right), the Lord Prior of St John invests Mr Cyril Smith (left) the Liberal Party Chief Whip as a Serving Brother of the Order of St John at todays investiture at the Grand Priory Church, Clerkenwell. Mr Smith has served St John for 18 years and is currently president of the Roche Ambulance Cadet Division, Rochdale.

The Duke of Gloucester wearing the mantle of the Grand Prior of the Order at an investiture

Keith Harding had members of the royal family as clients and appeared with Jimmy Savile on Jim’ll Fix it

Savile with the Duke of Gloucester

Savile’s brother canvassed for Cyril – he even stood for election-Battersea with Honor Blackman as celeb attraction. And of course Honor was around Hebden Bridge – another Savile haunt – all palsy walsy.

Late Liberal Democrat MP Sir Cyril Smith had a close friendship with Jimmy Savile, The Sun has revealed.

Smith, who died in 2010 aged 82, reportedly bonded with Savile after meeting him at a medieval banquet forty years ago.

In his autobiography Big Cyril, the MP whom police have now acknowledged abused young boys, recounts meeting the DJ.

He said: “I once attended a medieval banquet at Worsley, Lancashire, along with Jimmy Savile. When I joined in the community singing, Jimmy blurted out: ‘You’ve got a nice voice there, Cyril, you must come on my programme!’ That’s how I ended up singing ‘She’s a Lassie from Lancashire’ on Clunk Click.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/29/paedophiles-cyril-smith-jimmy-savile-friends-_n_2210121.html

Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith and Davis Steel

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

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

Cyril Smith admitted spanking and touching boys, but I let him stay, says Lord Steel

Lord Steel, the former Liberal leader, said he confronted Cyril Smith over allegations that he spanked and touched teenager

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10796546/Cyril-Smith-admitted-spanking-and-touching-boys-but-I-let-him-stay-says-Lord-Steel.html

 

Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO, the Sunday People has discovered.

Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to ­anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith.

And shockingly he has revealed his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised the horrendous ordeal. Horgan made a deal with the man who went on to be knighted after years as a ­respected Member of Parliament.

Michael claims Smith, who was also a close pal of Jimmy Savile, told him he had been “a naughty boy” before forcing him to take part in a perverted spanking and groping ritual.

Now studying for a counselling ­qualification, Michael fought back tears as he recalled: “I was frightened of him because of his size. But by then I was getting abused by so many people I’d just got used to it.”

Horgan, who has also used the name Shaun O’Donnell, became known as the High Priest of Satan.

Michael Horgan
Devil worshiper: Perv Michael Horgan organised abuse

He was jailed for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders’ register after he was found guilty of six sex abuse ­charges in 1992. Smith died in 2010 aged 82.

Horgan organised a series of satanic-themed orgies for like-minded paedos.

In one of them he raped little Michael and an even younger female child before watching on as others did the same.

He organised outdoor “parties” for these activities on Saddleworth Moor, where child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had buried their victims.

Youngsters from two to 13 were drugged, tortured and sexually abused during the satanic “ceremonies”.

The shock revelation over the satanist and MP’s friendship raises questions over any role Smith and Jimmy Savile may have played in Horgan’s paedo ring.

Horgan was also pals with Raymond Hewlett, the child rapist questioned in relation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Michael added: “Michael Horgan used to take me out to ‘visit’ people ­regularly. It didn’t seem that far away. It didn’t take us long to get there. We went there in a taxi. Just me and Michael Horgan.

“I can’t remember where it was, just that it was a long row of houses and that it wasn’t far from where we lived in Rochdale.”

Michael says the visit had obviously been set up beforehand as local MP Smith ­greeted him by his first name when he walked in the room.

He added: “We went into the house. He was a big fat guy. They (Horgan and Cyril) were talking between themselves. It looked like it had been pre-planned because he (Cyril) said, ‘Hello, Michael.’

According to police records, prosecutors were given evidence about him in 1970, 1998 and 1999 but charges were never brought.

He was finally exposed as a ­paedophile in November last year. The Crown Prosecution Service admitted he should have been charged.

One of his victims claimed he was sexually abused in a room in the Houses Parliament as MPs walked past.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pervert-mp-cyril-smith-pals-1546290

High priest of evil set free to prey on children
14 March 1999
The News of the World
Paul McMullan and Amanda Revell Walton

Satan sex monster abused his own kids..then let sick disciples do the same

A sick ‘high priest’ of Satan who raped his own kids, then handed them to devil worshipers for more abuse will this week be FREED to prey on other tots.

Michael Horgan hung his naked daughter and stepson on HOOKS and tied them to a CROSS so his ‘disciples’ could torture and film them.

Yet he only served half his ten-year jail sentence before being transferred to a bail hostel last May.

And on Tuesday the monster- whose youngest victim was only TWO -will be back on the streets unsupervised.

Vile Horgan, 50-who has changed his name to Shaun O’Donnell-would normally have his identity cloaked by the same laws which guarantee his victims anonymity.

But today his daughter Philomena, now 21, and stepson Michael, 26, have taken the amazingly brave decision to reveal themselves.

For they want the world to see the evil that is their father- and every parent to be warned that he is back on the loose. Philomena and Michael even found the courage to tell of the torment they suffered at Horgan’s hands as they grew up in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

http://raymondhewlett.blogspot.com/1999/03/high-priest-of-evil-set-free-to-prey-on.html

 

‘Nick Clegg ignored letters from lawyers’ over Cyril Smith claims

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/feb/27/nick-clegg-ignored-letters-lawyers-cyril-smith

Nick Clegg refuses to hold inquiry into Cyril Smith child abuse allegations

The Liberal Democrat leader says allegations of child abuse spanning decades are a matter for police as he denies having any knowledge of rumours surrounding the former Rochdale MP

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nick-clegg/10765504/Nick-Clegg-refuses-to-hold-inquiry-into-Cyril-Smith-child-abuse-allegations.html

Nick Clegg issued a tribute on his 80th birthday and when Cyril Smith died.

The man who knew nothing: As Cyril Smith furore grows, MPs and child campaigners scorn Clegg for claiming that he was too young to know about his abuse

  • Nick Clegg says he was too young to know about Smith’s vile acts
  • Allegations published in magazines in 1979 and aired publicly in 1987
  •  Smith’s actions known in Westminster and his constituency, critics say
  • Vince Cable said there could have been a cover-up on a ‘very large scale’

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2604670/The-man-knew-As-Cyril-Smith-furore-grows-MPs-child-campaigners-scorn-Clegg-claiming-young-know-abuse.html

Cyril Smith and asbestsos

How the world’s biggest asbestos factory tried to stop campaigners exposing the killer dust’s dangers

Turner and Newall spied on journalists and activists before trying to accuse the of being communists in the 1980s

executives at Rochdale-based asbestos giant Turner and Newall monitored people they considered to be “subversive” and kept a dossier on their activities at the height of the debate about the mineral’s safety in the 1980s.

They also enlisted the help of disgraced Rochdale MP Cyril Smith in a clandestine but ultimately unsuccessful bid to discredit the makers of an award-winning documentary that told how asbestos workers were dying from cancer.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/how-the-worlds-biggest-asbestos-factory-tried-to-stop-campaigners-exposing-the-killer-dusts-dangers-a6798236.html

The boy who grew up to be Blair’s favourite priest

By FATHER MICHAEL SEED

Along my path, I met the late Cardinal Basil Hume. (Who invited Jimmy Savile to the Athenaeum Club.) This holy and humble man, with such a lively sense of fun and serenity, would become my mentor and friend. I was ordained a deacon in 1985.

On January 1, 1988, Cardinal Hume asked me if I would become his secretary for ecumenical affairs.

I accepted with joy and gratitude and began an eventful and extremely happy 11-year association with him, which I still cherish.

I was even more delighted when his successor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O’Connor, asked me, in spring 2000, if I would continue in that role during his tenure as archbishop – a ministry I still hold to this day.

Jimmy Savile & Cardinal Basil Hume

Sir Jimmy Savile causes anguish at the Athenaeum

The late Cardinal Basil Hume is being held responsible for the election of Sir Jimmy Savile as a member of the Athenaeum

Savile had to wait only two months before being admitted to the club in 1984.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/celebritynews/9596850/Sir-Jimmy-Savile-causes-anguish-at-the-Athenaeum.html

 

Why did the CPS abandon investigation into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor?

As the full scale of the British Establishment’s cover-up of child sex abuse becomes apparent, Alistair McBay argues it is time for the Crown Prosecution Service to make public its reasons for dropping the investigation into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor 12 years ago.

http://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2015/03/why-did-the-cps-abandon-investigation-into-cardinal-cormac-murphy-oconnor

Fr Michael Seed of Knowl View

Tony Blair’s chaplain Fr Michael Seed describes being sexually abused by one of its teachers David Higgins.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-34262186

Tony Blair’s priest fixed papal knighthoods for cash: Senior Catholic took up to £50k donations for honours

Andrew’s secret Palace talks with controversial priest, Fr Seed, who converted Tony Blair and the Duchess of Kent to Catholicism

Sir Eldon Griffiths
The wedding in Bury St Edmunds will be followed by a reception at the Athenaeum Club and a blessing the next day by Fr Michael Seed at the Carlton. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2348630/Pippatips-Parody-Pippa-Middleton-peril-say-lawyers.html

Cyril Smith, This Is Your Life: A Timeline

Below is a timeline for Sir Cyril Smith MBE which we hope will provide a quick and easy reference resource. It is by no means definitive and if anyone has information that can help make it better then please post it as a comment. Even if we don’t add them to the timeline, such comments will be useful to anyone researching Cyril Smith in the future.

Timelines like this can be useful but they can also have their drawbacks. As a positive this one clearly highlights no less than 12 occasions when the police became aware, to a greater or lesser degree, of Cyril Smith’s offending or his unhealthy and illegal interest in young boys, These 12 entries are in bold.  In my view, this timeline also clearly demonstrates a cover-up and complicity by the authorities which allowed Cyril Smith to continue to offend.

As a negative, this timeline does not adequately illustrate the fact that Cyril Smith was continuously offending throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. As I understand it, Greater Manchester Police are still investigating Cyril Smith’s sexual offending against young boys and hopefully a report will be published in due course which will better illustrate the appalling scale of Cyril Smith’s offending. However, until such a report is published this is the best that can be done.


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Sir Cyril Smith MBE. This Is Your Life.

Timelines

Knowl View School Timeline

1969 Knowl View Residential School for opened for children with learning difficulties.

1988 Concerns about the sexual behaviour of the boys were first passed to the council by Dr Alison Frazer, a child psychiatrist at Rochdale’s Birch Hill Hospital [3]

1990 Sept  An incident occurred involving an adult male intruder at the school. That intruder had sexual contact with one or more of the boys on school premises. Mellor report  [3]

1991 Rev Flowers, disgraced ex boss of Coop was vice-chair of the social services committee in 1991 [6]

1991 Mar Phil Shepherd visited Knowl View. 1 week later Phil Shepherd had written the report and submitted it to Mrs Diana Cavanagh, Director of Education. [3]

1991 Apr 11 Investigation by police and social services requested by DOE [5]

1991 May 31 Social Services say No case to answer!! [5]

1992 Feb Report  by Valerie Mellor, a consultant clinical psychologist. In it, Mrs Mellor said there was no doubt up to a quarter of the pupils at the 48-place school had been involved in serious sexual incidents and the activity had continued “over a very long period of time …. It is very difficult to believe that this behaviour had not come to the attention of at least some members of staff.” [3]  Her report suggested that sexual activity was at an end.

1992 c.Jul A pupil and a former pupil, both 14, were cautioned by police for soliciting in the town’s Smith Street lavatories [3]

1995 Knowl View School Closed down [5]Whistleblower Martin Digan, whose appointment as the school’s head of care heralded its closure [6]

1995 Sep 10 Independent [3]  John Pierce, Rochdale council’s chief executive, said police had reviewed the case again recently and found nothing requiring further action. He added: “The police have also stated quite clearly that they do not believe there is any substance in allegations of a ‘cover-up’ relating to incidents at the school and that all the issues involved were discussed and investigated at the time by a number of agencies and the necessary action taken then.”

2013 Sep 11 Exaro Nick Fielding [4]  Knowl View files. Council warned of scandal

2014 Apr 12 Telegraph Melanie Hall [8] and Liberal party allegedly ‘covered up’ MP Cyril Smith’s four decades of abusing children

2014 April Police began a fresh investigation into allegations of abuse and a possible cover-up at Knowl View. A separate independent inquiry is investigating whether Rochdale Council could have done more. [5]

2014 Jun 3 BBC Richard Bilton [5]  Knowl View: Report into abuse at Rochdale school ‘suppressed’

2014 Jun 3 FOI Request [1] for Shepherd Report on Knowl View

2014 Jul 7 ITV Council suspends review for police investigation [7]

2014 Sep 17 Shepherd Report [2] heavily redacted released in reply to Jun 3 2014 request.

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/the-shepherd-report-1991-knowl-view-rochdale-child-abuse/


Cyril Smith Timeline

 

28th June 1928- Cyril Smith is born in Rochdale Lancashire, the illegitimate son of  Eva Smith who worked in service to a local cotton mill-owning family. He has a sister, Eunice and a brother Norman. They never learn who their father is.

1945- Cyril Smith joins the Liberal Party

1951- Cyril Smith leaves the Liberal Party and joins Labour

1952- Cyril Smith was elected a Labour Party councillor for the Falinge ward of Rochdale. As a councillor, Cyril became governor of twenty-nine local schools and would often visit them.

1956-  Cyril Smith buys St Mary’s Gate newsagent and tobacconist. (It was demolished in 1959 as part of a re-development scheme).

Late 1950s-Smith’s newsagent on St Mary’s Gate was put under police surveillance as there had been concerns that boys were entering from the rear of the property.  (Source Mike Smith, CID).

Late 50s-  Cyril Smith gets a criminal record and is bound over to keep the peace for twelve months after breaching public lottery laws and trying to sell a lottery ticket to the chief constable of Rochdale.

1960- Cyril Smith sets up and manages Rochdale’s first bingo hall with Fred Ratcliffe, the Rochdale football club chairman.

1961-  The first victim of Smith that the police know of was groomed in December 1961 after a visit to a school carol service.  The boy was fourteen years old and Cyril pays for singing lessons for him and soon sexually abuses him.

1962- Cyril Smith helps to set up Cambridge House, an independently run hostel for homeless boys funded by Rotary club and Rochdale council .

1964- Ronald Neal is physically attacked by Smith at Cambridge House, his head smashed against a wall and two teeth knocked out.  He is taken to hospital for stitches and but when he explained what had happened to him was advised to say he had fallen over.

lyndon price

Lyndon Price, Head of Social Services, Rochdale (1965-1971)

 1965 – Lyndon Price, Head of Social Services, Rochdale (1965-1971) goes to the Chief Constable Patrick Ross concerning allegations of improper behaviour by Cyril Smith at Cambridge House.Nothing was done at this time but soon after Cambridge House closed.

1966- Cyril Smith was appointed the Mayor of Rochdale and visits every single school in Rochdale that year.  He claimed that children love meeting him – ‘It’s like a fairy story for them’.

June 1966- Cyril Smith is appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) ‘For services to youth’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

1967- Cyril Smith MBE resigns the Labour whip and becomes an independent until 1970.

Knowl View Special School

Knowl View Special School

1969- Cyril Smith helps to found Knowl View Special School. He will be a governor of the school with his own access all areas pass key for the next 34 years.

Jack Tasker

Jack Tasker, Detective Constable Lancashire Police CID (1966-1973)

 1969-1970-  Rochdale Borough Police Force begin new investigation under the leadership of Chief Inspector Derek Wheater into Cyril Smith regarding  Cambridge House allegations, 8 former residents are witnesses. Finding his investigation being subtly obstructed, he asks Detective Constable Jack Tasker of the county CID to investigate. Tasker interviews Cyril Smith under caution. Smith denies the allegations but Tasker believes the 8 witnesses. However, before Jack Tasker can make his report 2 senior police officers demand all the evidence and order Tasker to cease his investigation. However, this was not a cover-up. The investigation was in fact taken over by Detective Superintendent Jack Watson who concluded that Smith “used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys toward whom he had a special responsibility.”

Jack McCann MP

Jack McCann MP

Cyril Smith asked the then Rochdale MP John ‘Jack’ McCann for help and he spoke to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Despite the evidence file running to 80 pages to case was swiftly dropped, the DPP commenting that “any charges of indecent assault found on these allegations, as well as being somewhat stale, would be in my view be completely without corroboration. Further, the character of some of these young men would be likely to render their evidence suspect.”

1970- Cyril Smith rejoins the Liberal Party and is controversially selected as the parliamentary candidate in the 1970 general election. He comes second.

1970- CPS records indicates file received on Smith, aged, 42, for allegation(s) relating to indecent obscene publications. (Source)

May 1972 – Smith is stripped of committee chairmanships when Labour regained control of council.

October 1972- Following the death of the Labour MP John ‘Jack’ McCann in July, Cyril Smith  is elected in a by-election  and becomes the member of Parliament for Rochdale.

1974- Smith is returned as Rochdale’s MP in both of the general elections of that year (Feb 28th and Oct 10th).

June 1975- Smith is appointed as the Liberal Party Chief Whip.

Tony Robinson

Detective Sergeant Tony Robinson of Lancashire Special Branch (1964-1981)

It is around this time that Detective Sergeant Tony Robinson of Lancashire Special Branch saw the Cyril Smith criminal file which had been locked in a safe at Lancashire Special Branch since the police investigations of 1969-1970.

Mid 1970s-Jimmy  Savile appears with Cyril in a Liberal Party political broadcast giving his backing to the party.

1976- Following the election of David Steel as leader of the Liberal Party, Cyril Smith resigns as Chief Whip for ‘health reasons’.

Paul Foulston

Detective Constable Paul Foulston, Thames Valley Police CID (1976-1988)

1976- In an unconnected investigation , Detective Constable Paul Foulston, Thames Valley Police CID visits a youth at Ashford Young Offenders Centre to eliminate him from a murder inquiry. He and his sergeant are spoken to outside of the centre by two Metropolitan Police Special Branch officers who attempt to  stop them interviewing the youth as it would “not be in the national interest” to do so. They ignored the warning and interviewed the 18 year old youth anyway. After the youth had been eliminated from the murder inquiry he proceeded to tell the two police officers that he had been in a relationship with Cyril Smith for many years and that he had been discarded for a younger boy who had in turn been discarded in favour of a boy even younger. Detective Constable Paul Foulston quotes the youth as saying ” that when they were young and tight, they excited him [Cyril Smith] when they became older he lost interest in them.”

March 1977- The parliamentary Liberal Party enter into a confidence and supply agreement with the Labour government (Lib/Lab Pact).

Soon after this Detective Sergeant Tony Robinson of Lancashire Special Branch was contacted by MI5 using the code term ‘Box 500’ demanding that the Cyril Smith file that was locked in their safe be sent by special courier that day to them in London.

Late 1970s-  Martin Digan, a social worker, begins work at Knowl View School.  He complained that Smith and his friend, the Conservative councillor, Harry Wild, chair of the board of govenors at Knowl View, would enter the school for no reason but to look at the boys.  Digan put in several complaints but was threatened with disciplinary action by the headmaster and warned not to complain about Smith again or else he would face dismissal.

Late 1970s- Ron Foynes, a member of the Royal Military Police Company based in central London says that Smith was detained on a number of occasions in the late 1970s by the Royal Parks Constabulary after he was caught ‘in acts of gross indecency with young lads’ in the public toilets close to the junction of Marlborough Road and the Mall.  On each occasion they had been told to discontinue their inquiries due to Smith’s status.

1978-  Cyril Smith molests an 11-year-old boy at the National Liberal Club in London.

May 1979- Smith is returned as Rochdale’s MP in the general election of that year.

Smith the Man-RAP

May 1979- The Rochdale Alternative Press(RAP) publish the Cambridge House allegations. The story is taken up by The New Statesman and Private Eye but none of the mass circulation newspapers take the story up. It is revealed following the death of Jeremy Thorpe that Thorpe’s defence barrister, George Carman QC, has put pressure on the press not to report the RAP allegations as it could prejudice his clients trial for Conspiracy to Murder.

In response to the RAP story about Smith a spokesman for the Liberal Party was quoted as saying, “All he seems to have done is spanked a few bare bottoms”

The Director of Public Prosecutions tells the Rochdale Alternative Press that they could not ‘confirm or deny’ receiving files of evidence incriminating Smith.

1980s-  Smiths car was pulled over on the motorway and a box of indecent images of children found in the boot.  He was put in a  cell but police received a phone call from London and he was released without charge.  Senior officers had threatened the officers involved with dismissal if Smith was not released immediately.

1981- Police operation started in 1981. It targeted south London addresses including a flat in Coronation Buildings, Lambeth – a tenement block less than a mile from Parliament and found substantial evidence of men abusing boys aged about 14. A hidden camera was installed in the flat with the help of a caretaker. Cyril Smith and a senior member of Britain’s intelligence services were among the suspects filmed. The investigation also had evidence on two senior police officers.

Cyril Smith was later arrested after reportedly taking part in a sex party with teenage boys  but he was released that night and a sergeant who wanted to keep him in custody was reprimanded.

June 1982- Following the police raid on the Elm Guest House, Barnes, South West London, allegations are made against Cyril Smith regarding the sexual abuse of a young boy. Much later in Sept 2013 Cyril Smith’s attendance at the guest house is confirmed by police.

1983/1984- CPS records indicate file received on Smith, aged 55, for allegation(s) in relation to Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 [Bribery] (Source)

June 1983- Smith is returned as Rochdale’s MP in the general election of that year.

Done Hale

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Summer 1984- According to Don Hale, then editor of the Bury Messenger, he received a dossier concerning the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) and supporters within Parliament from Barbara Castle who was then a member of the European Parliament. Cyril Smith, who was not named in the documents visited him at his office and tried to persuade him that the allegations were “poppycock” and that he should not publish them. Later, Special Branch seized the documents. (Source)

June 1987- Smith is returned as Rochdale’s MP in the general election of that year.

1987-1989- Cyril Smith is investigated as part of Operation Hedgerow, an investigation which would expose two paedophile rings. Smith’s involvement is never followed up.

1988 – A former police officer has told how he called at a house in Stockport in 1988 after a complaint that the occupier had been committing a lewd act in his window in front of a newspaper boy. When he arrived he said Cyril Smith was there, together with a police officer in civilian clothes and two teenage boys, aged about 14 to 15 yrs old, both drunk – one a runaway from a children’s home.

Cyril Smith and the police officer left the house and the other man, a known offender, was cautioned. The retired police officer further alleges he was summoned to a meeting with a senior officer and mentoring officer and told ‘in no uncertain terms’ to say nothing about the incident (source).

3 March 1988- The Liberal Party merge with the SDP to form the Liberal Democrats

June 1988- After being nominated by David Steel, the leader of the Liberal Party faction, Cyril Smith MBE is knighted in the Birthday Honours list and becomes Sir Cyril Smith MBE.

July 1988- Paddy Ashdown is elected as the leader of the newly created Liberal Democrats.

1990s – Police investigate Smith regarding abuse Knowl View

April 1992- Sir Cyril Smith steps down as Rochdale’s MP.

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Martin Digan, former head of care at Knowl View Special Needs School in Rochdale

1994-  A boy under the age of eleven at Knowl View came to Martin Digan one night after having been sexually assaulted by a man fitting the description of Harry Wild.  The police were called.  Digan knew that Smith and Wilde both had keys to the school, but they did not have the alarm code and he could not understand how they were gaining access at night.  He eventually noticed that the headmaster’s office door was being left ajar at night.  In this office, he also discovered a report by the local health authority that had been presented to the council’s direction of education, Diana Cavanagh.  Cavanagh had instructed the author of the report ‘not to undertake any independent action’ or circulate the report any further.

It stated that boys aged eight to sixteen at Knowl View were at risk of AIDS and had been subjected to severe sexual abuse and violence by men from as far away from Sheffield who had travelled to Rochdale for this purpose.  The boys were being sold to paedophile gangs.’  Digan copied the papers, returned the originals, and made the report public although he omitted Smith and Wild’s names.  The publicity resulted in the closure of the school but Digan lost nearly everything and had to move home.  He also received phone calls from paedophiles threatening to target his children.

3 September 2010- Sir Cyril Smith MBE dies of cancer in a Rochdale nursing home.

November 2012, Greater Manchester Police  Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood said there was “overwhelming evidence” that young boys were sexually and physically abused by Sir Cyril Smith MBE.

April 2014- It was reported that there had been 144 complaints against Sir Cyril Smith MBE from victims as young as eight.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/cyril-smith-this-is-your-life-a-timeline/

How Cyril Smith abuse went unpunished

A former colleague of Steel, David, now Lord, Alton, tells Channel 4Dispatches that he discussed the allegations made by the Rochdale Alternative Paper about boys being stripped, beaten and subjected to bizarre “hygiene examinations” or “chastisements” from Smith at Cambridge House, with Steel. He claims Steel made “a facetious remark” saying that what Smith was accused of was “no different” from what went on in public schools all over the country.

Michael Meadowcroft, a former Liberal MP and colleague of Steel, tells the programme that: “Essentially as long as a colleague turns up and votes the right way you don’t really do much about their own problems.”

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/dispatches-reveals-how-cyril-smith-abuse-went-unpunished

Special Branch officers would watch as Smith cruised known pick-up spots looking for young rent boys during Liberal Party conferences in Blackpool, it was claimed yesterday.

Police were also allegedly aware that he secretly took vulnerable schoolboys on holiday with him and his mother to Lytham St Annes in Lancashire so he could abuse them.

Michael Meadowcroft wrote an obituary for paedophiles  Cyril Smith and Clement Freud.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/sep/03/sir-cyril-smith-obituary

Turns out it was Thorpe that was responsible. Former Isle of Ely MP Sir Clement Freud accused of abusing two girls between the late 1940s and 70s:

Former MP Michael Meadowcroft in an obituary wrote of how Freud became the MP for the Isle of Ely.

My recollection is that the contact came via Jeremy Thorpe,” wrote Meadowcroft, describing how Freud won the nomination in 1973.

“He won the nomination by thirteen votes to eight – a total vote hardly evidence for a massive association membership, particularly as he stated that the thirteen were residents of a care home across the road, drafted in to make the numbers look more respectable.”

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/06/clement-freud-part-downfall/comment-page-1/

From: Michael Meadowcroft, Honorary Alderman, City of Leeds.
THE death of Sir Jimmy Savile has reminded me of my failed attempt to get him elected to the Leeds City Council as its last elected Alderman. In early 1972, Labour Alderman John Underwood died and, as the Local Government Bill then wending its way through parliament abolished the office of Alderman as a member of borough and county councils, this was likely to be the last ever vacancy. Jimmy had already made a name for himself locally and on the media and I had met him briefly when he “dropped in” at the Liberal party conference in Scarborough some years earlier. It occurred to me that it would bring some much-needed colour to the City Council if we had Jimmy as a member, not least because, despite his appearance and his gimmicks, he had a very serious side. I therefore contacted him and he asked me to call at his terrace house in Lower Woodhouse. We discussed what it would entail to be a City Council member, even if only for a couple of years, and he said he was prepared to be nominated but only on condition that it had cross-party support. I next went to see Alderman Frank Marshall, the Conservative Leader of the City Council but, alas, he was not prepared to back the proposal and I had to report back to Jimmy that we couldn’t take it forward. And so the chance to have Jimmy Savile on the City Council was missed!
[LIZ MACKEAN] Now in 1979 you read Private Eye, you read allegations about Cyril Smith. What did you make of that?

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] There were whispers before that that there were problems, I don’t think we did much about it, maybe we should have done at the time but we didn’t

[LIZ MACKEAN] ‘Whispers of problems’ ?

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Yes that, that he had, he liked boys, and that was that, there was never any whispers that there was sexual activity as such.

[LIZ MACKEAN] Was he challenged or asked about it?

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Not that I know of.

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Certainly we expected something to happen in Rochdale if it was going to.

[LIZ MACKEAN] Do you think then it was decided that there was nothing in the allegations?

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Or that they couldn’t be sustained. Which…

[LIZ MACKEAN] Which obviously’s not the same thing…

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Not the same thing no.

[LIZ MACKEAN] The police believed them

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] That’s right, yes, but they didn’t do anything at the time

[LIZ MACKEAN] They tried

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Right.

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Cyril Smith’s friends…Les Dawson, Ronnie Corbett, Bernard Manning,  Jim Bowen and Jimmy Crickey

https://books.google.com/books?id=XRSuAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT82&lpg=PT82&dq=Bernard+Manning+%2B+cyril+smith&source=bl&ots=dNmOvs3uC8&sig=iCOz3zxDZuhIpYZa2VSZLtcph2I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwiLTwuYnXAhXnilQKHZ4PDJMQ6AEIXTAM#v=onepage&q=Bernard%20Manning%20%2B%20cyril%20smith&f=false

Sir Cyril Smith, former Rochdale MP and friend of Manning, said: “Bernard was a heavyweight in more ways than one. A heavyweight to the literally hundreds of charitable causes that he supported all his life and raised thousands of pounds for.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/tribute-to-comic-accused-of-racism-1-2106651

 


Richard Farnell was an advisor to the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson

 

Joseph Anderson from Liverpool is made a Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth

Farnell was employed as Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson’s PR agent. Liverpool has longstanding csa issues.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1smsbai

Fiona Woolf and Joe Anderson

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson added: “I’m delighted that the new Lord Mayor has taken the opportunity to visit the city so early in her tenure.

“We have developed very cordial and positive relationships with the Lord Mayor’s office since establishing a presence in London and we are grateful for her help in promoting the UK’s International Festival for Business in Liverpool next year.”

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/northwest/105057-london-lord-mayor-promote-ifb

JOE ANDERSON was elected mayor of Liverpool in May 2012. Anderson, 56, was born in Liverpool and raised in a tenement in the city centre. One of six children, he left school at 16 to join the merchant navy and then P&O Ferries. Anderson spent 12 years at sea, during which he became the National Union of Seamen’s youngest ever convenor, aged just 20. He then took a degree in social work at Liverpool John Moores University before joining Sefton council as a social worker in 1992. He was elected to the city council in 1998, becoming Labour leader in 2001. He became council leader in 2010.

Liverpool teacher acccused of downloading child porn quizzed over deleted files

8 MAY 2013

Labour Party Councillor & School teacher Ben Williams gets a tip off from Labour Mayor Joe Anderson & Deletes 207 files from his computer the day before the section 47 police raid a jury at Liverpool Court heard Ben Williams admit.

A FORMER councillor accused of downloading child porn deleted hundreds of files off his computer the day after his party leader revealed he was under investigation.

Liverpool’s Labour Party Lord Mayor Joe Anderson rooting for pie?

One-time Clubmoor councillor Benjamin Williams, 35, admitted he had removed 207 files from his computer’s memory the day after speaking to Liverpool Labour leader Cllr Joe Anderson in December 2007.

He was arrested two days later on suspicion of making indecent images. But Williams, of Townsend Avenue, Norris Green, yesterday insisted he had deleted the files to simply make his computer work more quickly.

History and politics teacher Williams had originally fallen under suspicion in October 2006 after the IT manager at Southport’s King George V (KGV) college discovered he had been putting explicit terms such as “Lolita” and “child porn” into school computers.

Theresa May and Joe Anderson

During his second day of evidence yesterday, Williams confirmed Cllr Anderson had told him a section 47 enquiry was underway. A section 47 enquiry is a joint social services and police investigation into child protection issues.

But Williams insisted he did not realise the police would be involved.

But prosecutor Peter Davies questioned Williams over why the very next day he deleted 207 files from his computer’s temporary internet cache.

He said: “I never, ever thought it was a sinister activity. I thought it was a way of making my computer work more effectively.

“I guess I would do it every week or two. The reason was totally innocuous.”

He insisted he regularly removed files from his computer when it was running slowly or freezing.

Williams denies 10 charges of downloading indecent images.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-teacher-acccused-downloading-child-3445705

Councillor Richard Farnell

Shameless councillors cash in on rate rises with bumper pay hikes of up to 67 per cent

Rochdale Borough Council’s Labour leader Richard Farnell treated himself to a 51 per cent pay day – up to £47,304 from £31,224.

Grasping local government members are filling their pockets as ordinary people buckle under pressure of council tax increases

“It’s outrageous that in this time of austerity, when services are being cut to the bone, cabinet members are awarding themselves massive pay rises.

“The council is forever pleading poverty and has just started charging extra for garden waste collection – but there seems to be plenty of money to line the pockets of the powerful.

“This is absolutely sickening.
“What exactly have these politicans done to deserve these pay rises?

“How many taxpayers struggling with tax bills will have seen a pay rise of up to 50 per cent?
“Families expect their taxes to pay for social care and road maintenance, not to line the pockets of greedy politicans.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3137493/councillors-bumper-pay-rise-rate-rise-increase/

Council leader Richard Farnell at first struggled to remember who Spanker Danczuk was, when he did remember he said he supports him 100%.

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2016/10/16/danczuk-less-popular-than-dog-shit/

LABOUR MP Simon Danczuk bombarded a 17-year-old girl with a string of vile sex messages.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/politics/928287/want-me-to-spank-you-mp-simon-danczuk-49-sleazy-texts-to-girl-17/

Title: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration

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About Councillor Richard Farnell

Councillor Richard Farnell is a trained journalist and communications professional. He has worked on newspapers throughout the North West and worked in local government public relations for several years.

He recently retired from Liverpool City Council where he ran their Press Office and was an advisor to the directly-elected Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson.

Richard was elected a Labour councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt ward in 2012. It is his second stint on the council after a 20-year break. Richard was previously Leader of the council in the 1980s.

He was elected Leader of the Labour Group and Leader of the Council in May 2014 and is responsible for the policy direction of the council. He is also responsible for regeneration and special projects.

Richard, as a member of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, was appointed by the new major of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham in May 2017 as the City’s Region’s Lead for the Digital Economy.  He also serves as national vice-chair of the Cooperative Councils Innovative Network.

Regeneration of the boroughs town centres, attracting new firms and jobs to the area, and improving education, skills and opportunities for young people are major priorities for the Leader. Richard also wants to see Rochdale become one of most customer-friendly councils in the country.

Richard lives in Rochdale and is a supporter of Rochdale Hornets Rugby League Club, which is one of the first member-owned Co-operative clubs in England.

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.
Cyril Smith’s Tory councillor boyfriend
Harry Wild ‘groomed’ young prison inmates

24.11.17

Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith’s councillor boyfriend preyed on young male inmates of a jail in Rochdale, a previously confidential police report reveals.

Harry Wild, who was a Conservative councillor in Rochdale and chairman of the council’s social services committee, is suspected to have shared with Smith a sexual interest in under-age boys.

Greater Manchester Police investigated Wild in 2000 over allegations that he, while a member of the board of visitors at Buckley Hall prison in Rochdale, attempted to groom young male inmates and indecently assaulted at least one of them.

A confidential 17-page report on the investigation, codenamed ‘Operation European’, described its findings as “somewhat disturbing”.

Prison staff told detectives that Wild used his position on the board of visitors, which acted as a watchdog for the prison, “to further his own sexual gratification”.

The report says: “The prison staff who have been interviewed at Buckley Hall have expressed concern about Wild and his unhealthy interest in young males and what they describe as ‘grooming’ of certain individual inmates.”

The national inquiry into child sexual abuse heard last month that Wild was also suspected of indecently assaulting a pupil at Knowl View special school in Rochdale. The inquiry’s “Rochdale” investigation was also told at hearings in October that Wild was Smith’s boyfriend.

Smith, who was Rochdale’s MP, and Wild were both governors of Knowl View, where child sexual abuse was rife.

A barrister to the inquiry referred to the Operation European report, but it was not made public. I asked for the report, and the inquiry has released the document.

It comes amid growing concerns about the scale of sexual and physical abuse of inmates at youth offender institutions and prisons.

On Tuesday, Durham Police announced that seven former members of staff at Medomsley detention centre near Consett have been charged in relation to allegations of abuse of young men there. More than 1,480 men have come forward to the police investigation, ‘Operation Seabrook’, with allegations of sexual or physical assaults at Medomsley.

GMP launched Operation European in 2000 because Wild had become a trustee of the Rochdale and District Youth Fitness Foundation, which claimed to promote physical education for people in the town aged 11 to 23.

Wild was then aged 66 and living in Rochdale with his mother. The police became aware of his role in the group because Wild wrote to the chief constable three months after it was founded to seek active support for it from the police.

Detectives wanted to establish whether he was a “fit and proper person to be involved with young people”.

Wild was 6’5 tall, an imposing figure who liked to dress in a Crombie coat down to his ankles and to wear black polished boots. He pretended to have been an army officer in the Household Cavalry, and inmates called him “the colonel”.

However, detectives found that he was never an officer, but joined the army under national service in 1951 and transferred to the Household Cavalry.

The report is marked, “IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE”. It records the fact that he had long been a “big friend” of Smith. It adds that Smith was believed to have sponsored Wild for an MBE, which he was awarded for “services to the community”.

An official from the secretariat for the Home Office boards of visitors was to interview Wild about the allegations in 1997. But the interview did not go ahead after Wild resigned from the board of visitors.

Operation European investigated Wild’s activities at the prison as well as his background.

The report on the operation was sent to the GMP’s then chief constable, but said that there was insufficient evidence to charge him. Wild died the following year in 2001.

The report describes how Wild is alleged to have groomed young male inmates, for example, buying tobacco and chocolate for them, giving money to them, helping them secure parole, and picking them up on their release and taking them for meals.

It referred to one prisoner who was at Buckley Hall from 1996, saying:

“WILD took a personal interest in him. He brought in to him tobacco and chocolate and sent in, anonymously, presents of money, clothing and an electronic spell checker. [Name redacted] realised that WILD was homosexual and was attempting to groom him, but he decided to take advantage of the situation.”

After the prisoner was released in 1998, says the report:

“WILD picked him up on his release and took him for a meal. When WILD dropped him off in Burnley later the same day [name redacted] made it clear that there would be no relationship and he has not seen or heard of WILD since.”

The report then turns to the case of another prisoner, saying:

“WILD took an unhealthy interest in him and on one occasion grabbed his backside, an incident which was investigated by the prison authorities. [Name redacted] did not then, nor does he wish to now, make any formal complaint, although he has provided a statement for information purposes. On one occasion WILD asked him if he could take him for a meal on his release. [Name redacted] realised that WILD was homosexual and did his best to avoid him. There has been no contact since his release.”

The prison governor, Walter MacGowan, told officers that Wild was full of his own self-importance and a predatory homosexual:

“He described WILD as an overbearing bully who was arrogant and full of self important [sic] and through his dealings with him formed the opinion that he was a ‘predatory’ homosexual. He was extremely concerned about WILD’S excessive visits and as soon as the [name redacted] incident became known he ordered a full enquiry.”

Other staff described Wild as pompous, saying that he would boast of being well connected in political and social circles. He claimed to be a good friend of the then home secretary, Michael (later Lord) Howard.

The report sets out what several other staff told officers:

“Mary LOWERY was the Residential Manager for Alpha and Bravo units at Buckley Hall Prison. She too was concerned at WILD’s over familiarity with prisoners and recalls him telling her that he was making arrangements for a third party to give items of clothing to a prisoner upon release. She told him that this was totally inappropriate. WILD also asked her to watch over the previously mentioned prisoner, [name redacted] because he was concerned that older prisoners found him ‘attractive’. She describes WILD as having a tendency to be pompous with a ‘large’ presence and one who liked to make it known that he was well connected in political and social circles.”

“John McLAUGHLIN is a prison officer who was Visits and Segregation Supervisor at Buckley Hall Prison. He recalls WILD as a man who presented himself as a powerful figure both in and out of prison. The prisoners began to refer to WILD as the Colonel which he played upon. McLAUGHLIN was also concerned about the amount of attention WILD gave to the younger, fresh-faced prisoners, not appearing to take any interest in the older prisoners. McLAUGHLIN was aware of the [name redacted] incident and also knew of a letter which WILD had written to the Parole Board in support of an application made by [name redacted]. This was most unusual and not within the remit of a Board of Visitors Member.

“McLAUGHLIN recalls the previously mentioned [name redacted] and another prisoner by the name of [name redacted] as being two inmates in whom WILD has a particular interest. McLAUGHLIN described [name redacted] as different from the majority of prisoners, being of good family background and very sensitive. He recalls one occasion when [name redacted]’s parents came to visit and how WILD had hovered round [name redacted] for the whole two hours.

“He also recalls another prisoner, [name redacted (1)]… who also took a strong interest in [name redacted (2)]. [Name redacted (1)] was well versed in prison life and was serving a long sentence for violence. McLAUGHLIN believed that [name redacted (1)] was using [name redacted (2)] for his own personal gratification. Interestingly, WILD requested that [name redacted (1)] be moved from Buckley Hall, albeit that the transfer and movement of prisoners was not the concern of a Board of Visitors member. McLAUGHLIN felt that WILD saw [name redacted (1)] as direct opposition and an obstacle between himself and [name redacted (2)]. He too described WILD as a predatory homosexual who used the position as a Board of Visitors member to further his own sexual gratification.”

“Gary WALSH is a Security Manager at Buckley Hall and was informed by [name redacted] that WILD had put a letter in his parole file supporting his application. WALSH found this to be most unusual as never before had he heard of a Board of Visitors member doing so.”

“Thomas FOLEY, a prison officer… was involved with his colleague, WALSH, in interviewing [name redacted] with regards to the incident when WILD grabbed his backside. [Name redacted] also told FOLEY on the day of his release that WILD had asked him for his telephone number so that he could contact him later and take him for a drink or a meal.”

“Irene Veronica BIRD, was a Prison Controller at the Prison and now works as a Governor at a prison in Gloucestershire. She too had grave concerns with regards to WILD’s excessive visits and improper conduct towards prisoners. WILD told her that he was a computer expert and often travelled abroad. Interestingly WILD used her as a reference, and without her knowledge, when he reapplied to become a Board of Visitors member at six other prisons in the North West in 1998, an application which was immediately withdrawn when he was reminded of the allegations at Buckley Hall.”

“Trevor KAY is employed as a Probation Officer at Buckley Hall and had concerns regarding WILD when WILD submitted a letter supporting the parole application made by [name redacted]. It was unheard of for a Board of Visitors member to write such a letter and he had further concerns when WILD offered to make housing arrangements for a prisoner on his release. KAY was also involved in interviewing [name redacted] regarding allegations. [Name redacted] told him that WILD had made comments about him looking nice in shorts and had also asked him for his phone number so that he could take him for a meal and a drink upon his release.”

“Sandra KNIGHT, a Parole Clerk at the Prison, told WILD that his submission of a letter supporting the parole of a prisoner was inappropriate and irrelevant.”

“Janice WALTON was a Prison Officer at Buckley Hall and had met WILD previously whilst working as a store detective at Tesco’s, Rochdale. Although she didn’t know him by name at that time she remembers him always seeking the assistance of young trolley boys to help him with his shopping. One in particular, who she knew to be called [name redacted] had told her that WILD had said he would help him out when needed. WALTON was aware of the allegations made against WILD at Buckley Hall and on one occasion had put his arm around a prisoner called [name redacted] and had apparently spoken to him in a suggestive manner.”

“John Henry CLEMENTS was Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Buckley Hall at the time. He was concerned about the excessive number of visits WILD was making and that he was too familiar with prisoners with some of them calling him ‘Harry’. On another occasion he referred to an unknown prisoner as ‘a dear boy’. CLEMENTS was responsible for initially telling WILD about the allegations being made against him and showing him a letter outlining matters. WILD, having read the letter, replied ‘TOTAL AND UTTER RUBBISH AND UTTER NONSENSE.’ WILD then further stated, ‘IF THAT’S THE CASE, I AM RESIGNING’.

“Alan CROSSLAND is the Residential Manager at Buckley Hall Prison and he was aware of the allegations against WILD. He recalls bumping into WILD on Leeds Railway Station in 1997 and seeing him talking intensely to a young man who was introduced as WILD’s son (false). CROSSLAND was so concerned about matters that he submitted an internal intelligence memorandum regarding this event. The young man on the railway station has never been traced.”

“John LYNCH was Deputy Controller of Buckley Hall at the time and describes WILD as a pompous man who liked to name drop. He even stated that he was a good friend of Michael HOWARD, the then Home Secretary.

“Ian LOCKWOOD is HMP Area Manager for the North West Area, Prison Governors Manager and directly answerable to the Minister for Prisons and the Home Secretary. WILD told him that he was an agent for the Home Secretary. It was LOCKWOOD who instructed Walter MacGOWAN to carry out an investigation into the allegations against WILD.”

Detectives also asked Lyndon Price, then Rochdale’s director of social services, about Wild. The report says:

“PRICE describes WILD as ‘pompous’ and ‘overbearing’, he was bright and well connected to Cyril SMITH. He showed great interest in youth work with particular regards to young boys. WILD in his position had free access to, and would visit, children’s homes. Though PRICE had no evidence that he had acted in an improper manner towards children, he felt uneasy with regards to his interest and motives for involvement with children’s services. PRICE would follow up any visits by WILD. Around 1971 WILD told PRICE that he was being posted to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by ICI to set up a fertiliser company. He disappeared, returning around the early 1980’s… In 1991, WILD became a member of Knowl View Governors having been co-opted by Cyril SMITH. Around 1995 WILD was elected to the Committee of Age Concern, Rochdale, and the following year became Chairman. In 1995 Cyril SMITH wrote to PRICE asking him to provide a written reference to support WILD’s nomination for the MBE. PRICE confirmed his previous work, and the following year WILD received his MBE. PRICE stated that WILD always sought positions that gave his [sic] respectability and that Cyril SMITH always promoted WILD’s rapid rise within any committee he sought to join.”

On Sylvia Kelly, who then ran Age Concern in Rochdale, the report says:

“Sylvia KELLY, when Chief Executive of Age Concern, Rochdale, was approached by Cyril SMITH with a request that she find suitable voluntary work for WILD within the organisation. She initially found WILD charming and was told by him that he had been proposed to be a Prison Visitor by Michael HOWARD, the then Home Secretary. He also told her that SMITH had told him to get a ‘gong’ by getting involved in a charitable organisation such as ‘Age Concern’. Once WILD became a committee member his attitude changed and he made it clear that he wanted people out of the organisation. WILD quickly introduced an associate of his… to the organisation… WILD made life very, very difficult for KELLY and she resigned about the same time as WILD got his MBE. WILD himself resigned shortly after getting the award.

“When being interviewed, Mrs KELLY intimated that she suspected that WILD had used Age Concern money to pay for a legal bill which she thought he had incurred and that an invoice had been sent to his home address by a firm of solicitors in Manchester, and that this somehow had been put through Age Concern’s accounts. This prompted further enquiries into the affairs of Age Concern in order to establish if a fraud had been committed.”

“No documentation or evidence was found to suggest that WILD had committed fraud whilst at Age Concern, Rochdale.”

The inquiry plans to publish a report on its “Rochdale” investigation by next April.

One of Smith’s close friends who was later implicated was a councillor and Freemason called Harry Wild, who chaired the education committee.
Where were the other councillors in all this? Why did they allow it, when they had a fair idea of how Smith, and Wild, were behaving? Why could the decent ones not manage to stop it? How many others of them were part of Smith’s paedophile network, and swung the voting, or succumbed to his forceful personality or simply accepted bribes? Predictably, Smith dominated Knowl View as he had Cambridge House, and used it as his personal brothel, shared with his friends, including the 21 men the GMP interviewed – who were they? Who was visiting Knowl View, which was functioning in the same way as Bryn Estyn in Wrexham? Councillor Harry Wild, chair of governors and of social services, was one, named along with Smith as at least voyeurs by Martin Digan, soon after Digan started working at Knowl View; and also at various times by the police. Teacher David Higgins was another, as we shall see.

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Myra Hindley exposed as a ‘practicing WITCH’ whose occult links lead to Jimmy Savile

Savile  “I am the Myra Hindley story”

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Savile: “One of my jobs is to take away the
deceased.”

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Moors murders: Jimmy Savile part of ‘paedo ring with Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’

 21 Sept 2017

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/624549/Moors-murders-Jimmy-Savile-Ian-Brady-Myra-Hindley-paedophile-child-killers-Saddleworth-BBC

The twisted child killer, Ian Brady, wanted the fifth movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique played at his funeral – a piece that the composer envisaged as a ‘witches sabbath’, where hideous monsters gathered to laugh at a burial.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/moors-murderer-ian-bradys-body-11335419

 

 

How Moors murderer Brady had access to vulnerable teens in jail

26 June 2019

Moors Murderer Ian Brady was able to mix with vulnerable borstal boys in Wormwood Scrubs prison for more than five years, newly released Home Office files reveal. Even after one young prisoner alleged that Brady had had sex with him, no action was taken for several months, the BBC’s Sanchia Berg reports.

For decades he was Britain’s most notorious murderer.

Ian Brady and his girlfriend Myra Hindley tortured, sexually assaulted and murdered children in the mid-1960s and buried some of the bodies on Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester.

Following his conviction in 1966, Brady was initially held at Durham prison. He was then sent to Parkhurst, and transferred in 1974 to Wormwood Scrubs in London.

Placed in the segregation unit, used for prisoners likely to be attacked, he began a hunger strike in the summer of 1975, demanding to be moved and allowed to associate with other prisoners.

As he lost weight, he was moved to the prison hospital. He was allowed to stay there even after he began eating again, in a room on the Mental Observation Landing, known as G2.

At this time, boys from Feltham Borstal would be sent to Wormwood Scrubs hospital if they were suffering from mental health problems. They could be as young as 15 – a similar age to some of Brady’s victims.

As early as 1976, the prison’s principal medical officer had spotted the problem.

“He takes an unusual interest in any adolescent inmate who may be located on the landing and his influence in such a situation is certainly not a wholesome one,” he wrote in a report dated 2 September.

The staff had had to move boys off the landing to get them away from him, he added.

But despite numerous objections made by staff and others over the years, arguing that Brady should be moved, he stayed on the Mental Observation Landing, and his privileges steadily increased.

Brady was allowed to watch television with other patients and given duties that enabled him to move beyond the landing, cleaning toilets and showers.

He lost his job in autumn 1981, after a young person reported that Brady had had sex with him, and he was moved back to Parkhurst the following year.

 Lord Longford lobbied a series of ministers on Brady’s behalf

How was it possible for a prisoner like Brady to be given such treatment?

Part of it has to do with his personality – he was often described as manipulative and arrogant by prison staff. For years he campaigned, complained and threatened in order to get his way. It usually failed, but occasionally it worked.

Brady also benefited from support from the penal reformer, Lord Longford, a former Labour cabinet minister. The Home Office papers reveal how Longford lobbied ministers, including the home secretary, on Brady’s behalf.

When Brady first arrived at Durham on 6 May 1966 he was described as “a fairly tall person with a tendency to break into a cold smile without apparent reason… Quite unemotional.”

He succeeded in getting a degree of special treatment. He persuaded the prison’s welfare officer to get him homoerotic novels, as well as the works of Machiavelli – the Italian Renaissance writer who described how a ruler could maintain his grip on power by unscrupulous means. He was also given private tutoring in German by academics from Durham University – until the prison education service was asked to pay for it.

But Brady didn’t achieve his main aim at that time, which was to see Myra Hindley for “conjugal” visits. She was in Holloway prison, over 250 miles away. In protest, Brady isolated himself and refused to associate with other prisoners. He even asked for dark glasses and ear plugs so he could shut out the world entirely. In 1969, 1970, 1971 he went on hunger strike. None of it worked.

After Myra Hindley stopped writing to Brady, he changed his campaign. Instead, he started lobbying to get to Broadmoor, the secure hospital. Doctors were reluctant. They considered him a psychopath, who would not benefit from treatment.

It was at this time, 1971, that Brady enlisted Lord Longford’s help – but the peer couldn’t persuade politicians to move him.

Four years later, Brady began a new hunger strike at Wormwood Scrubs. Once moved to the prison hospital he allowed himself to be “artificially fed” even though his “hunger strike” formally continued.

He told Lord Longford in September 1975 that he found conditions in the prison “more pleasant and civilised” than in the segregation unit, and on 16 December Longford met Home Secretary Roy Jenkins to relay Brady’s request to stay there.

Jenkins responded that “Brady could be assured that he would stay in the prison hospital for as long as he needed to for his health.”

Ten days later, according to the prison records, Ian Brady ended his hunger strike.

Peter Meakings, now in his 80s, was an assistant governor at Wormwood Scrubs at the time. The files show he supervised several of Lord Longford’s visits to Ian Brady.

On 12 April 1976 the visit began with Lord Longford “apologising for forgetting to bring cigarettes”. “I remember Brady was really angry about that” says Meakings. Brady preferred the French brand, Gauloises, which could be hard to get hold of.

In his note, Peter Meakings wrote that Brady made “frequent acrimonious comments about the Home Office ” and “various offensive remarks concerning individual prison staff”. He remembered that Brady seemed very much in charge – telling Longford what to do, and being very curt and abrupt with him.

Peter Meakings says he always kept his distance from Ian Brady, even if the prisoner tried to be friendly. “One of the children he murdered was the same age as my son at the time. I would get an odd feeling, a kind of shiver down my spine, when I was in the room with him.”

By September 1976 Brady’s health had recovered. In fact he was slightly overweight, as the prison’s principal medical officer (PMO) observed. But he stayed in the hospital.

The Moors murders

  • Brady and Hindley were jailed for life in 1966 for the murders of Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17; Brady was also convicted of killing 12-year-old John Kilbride
  • It was not until 1987 that they finally admitted the murders of two more children, Keith Bennett, 12, and 16-year-old Pauline Reade
  • Keith Bennett’s body has never been found – his mother’s pleas to the murderers to disclose the location were in vain

In December 1977, a new acting PMO wrote to the prison governor saying Brady should be returned to segregation.

Brady wrote to Lord Longford to complain, saying how grateful he had been for the chance to show his “progress”, and how much he valued being given “a modest opportunity to integrate in a constructive community of staff I have the highest respect for”.

It seems to have worked. Brady stayed on the hospital wing.

In March 1978, the prison’s senior medical officer (SMO) expressed concerns about Brady’s presence in the prison hospital and his contacts with vulnerable prisoners.

“I deplore his association with young borstal trainees and adult mentally ill patients,” the SMO wrote.

“There is little change in his hard remorseless egotistical attitude. He is one of the few men to whom I would attach the label ‘evil’.”

But the SMO concluded that there was no way of segregating them, given the “therapeutic milieu”.

Members of the prison’s Board of Visitors were the next to object to Brady’s “privileged” treatment, in mid-1978. But the Wormwood Scrubs medical officers told them it was the “best solution to an impossible problem”.

The board was unimpressed and said it would make a formal complaint. This led to an exchange between the prison’s PMO and the deputy director of the Prison Services Department.

“If he is sent back to the segregation unit he will go on hunger strike and we shall be back to where we were several years ago,” the PMO wrote in a letter dated 5 June 1978.

He said he was not too worried about Brady’s position “except for one aspect of it and that is his having access to young inmates”. He went on: “A malicious newspaper could make great play of it.”

In August 1979, the hospital’s SMO wanted to discharge Brady. He wrote to the director of prison medical services: “Into ward G2 are admitted both boys and men who are mentally ill. Is it proper to have Brady in with them?”

The SMO agreed Brady might try “blackmail” once again, by going on hunger strike. “But then I would deal with him as I would any other inmate – in the proper ethical medical manner.”

The file doesn’t include the director of prison medical services’ response.

But five months later, he wrote to the prison’s PMO. Boys at Feltham Borstal had been talking about Brady, he said, and wanted to know why Brady had access to “those of tender years”.

The PMO wrote back, a fortnight later, with a rather impatient tone.

“This is an old one. We have been over it many times. Under the present circumstances it would be impossible to prevent borstal trainees who are admitted to G2 from coming into contact with Brady.”

He added, harshly: “For what it is worth, I doubt if Brady has any effect whatsoever on ‘those of tender years’.”

That confidence was misplaced. A year later, in February 1981, the file shows the PMO was visited by a young prisoner from the landing where Brady lived.

“He was in a very agitated state,” runs the PMO’s letter to the governor. Another prisoner “wanted to have homosexual relations with him” and knew that Brady had had sex with him “some months ago”.

The young man was terrified of what this prisoner might do if he refused – and asked to be moved. He was.

“I am most concerned about Brady,” says the PMO’s letter. “I never have been happy about locating disturbed boys or young men on the landing. Brady has shown rather too much interest in them in the past.”

Knowing the prison layout, Peter Meakings can see how Brady might have been able to have sex with another inmate.

“As the landing cleaner, Brady wouldn’t just have had free run of the passageway outside the rooms, where there were officers supervising, he would also have had access to the toilets,” he says. There were no toilets inside the cells then. Showers were also separately located.

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Even this incident didn’t lead to Brady’s instant removal from the Mental Observation Landing – he was still there in August, months later. The files do indicate he had lost his job as a landing cleaner by November 1981. Brady complained about this to Lord Longford – who, as before, contacted the Home Office to intervene on his behalf.

This time, there was no private meeting with the home secretary, just a short note from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Lord Belstead. He wrote: “I am satisfied that there were good reasons for the decision to remove Mr Brady from his job, and I see no reason to intervene in this matter.”

In March 1982 Brady was transferred to Parkhurst, and from there he was later moved to Ashworth secure hospital, where he died in 2017.

Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, says that the high-profile support Ian Brady enjoyed contributed to an “extraordinary set of circumstances”. However, she adds: “What happened, and what he did in prisons, I think, is not extraordinary. Actually, I think it happens and has happened every day for years, and is still happening.”

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “There have been huge changes in the criminal justice system in the last 40 years and allegations of sexual assault are taken extremely seriously and reported to the police. Boys under 18 are placed together in youth custody and those aged between 18-21 are held either in young offender institutions with their own age group, or in designated cells or wings in the adult prison estate. We are conducting a review into safeguarding in the youth estate to further improve the welfare of those in our care.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48751178?ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=twitter&ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_mchannel=social


BRADY’S LAST LAUGH

Police REFUSED access to Ian Brady’s locked suitcases despite belief they contain Moors murders clues

Police were denied a search warrant by a district judge and Brady’s solicitor despite a plea by 12-year-old Keith Bennett’s family

13th February 2019

Police wanting to open the bags in case they hold any clues over where 12-year-old Keith is buried have now been refused a search warrant.

The schoolboy was snatched on his way to his grandmother’s house on June 16, 1964, and driven to Saddleworth Moor by Brady and accomplice Myra Hindley before being murdered.

His body has never been found and both twisted Hindley and Brady took the secret of where he was buried to the grave.

Now his distraught brother Alan says there is a “desperate” need to examine the paperwork after Greater Manchester Police were refused access by a district judge.

Robert Makin, Brady’s solicitor, also denied a plea by cops and Keith’s family to examine the mystery cases.

Alan told The Times: “During my correspondence with Brady many years ago he stated that he had left instructions in his will for me alone. He did not give any further detail but it was at a time when I was searching on the moor and asking him about routes taken, areas of the moor, landmarks.

“The refusal by Mr Makin to help any further is a great cause of distress considering that my brother’s body still remains on the moor while all the other victims have been returned to their loved ones for a proper burial.

“Surely anything that could help to bring Keith home has to be made available to the police. There seems to be no compassion or thought for Keith or his family.”

Police asked for a search warrant for briefcases and other possessions immediately after Brady’s death on May 15, 2017, during a hearing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

But the judge denied the application because there is no chance of a prosecution as both Brady and Hindley are dead.

Officers then asked Mr Makin – the executor of Brady’s will – but were again denied.

The solicitor was slammed by the High Court in 2017 for being “secretive” about how he was intending to dispose of Brady’s body and a judge ruled he should not be trusted with his ashes.

Depraved Brady and Hindley killed five children aged between ten and 17 in the 1960s and buried their bodies on Saddleworth Moor.

After he was transferred from prison to maximum-security hospital Ashworth in November 1985, Brady confessed to Keith’s murder in an interview with reporters.

A search was carried out on the moors a year later, with Hindley joining officers in 1986 and Brady in 1987.

But Keith’s body was never found and Brady continued to taunt his desperate mum Winnie Johnson up until she died in 2012 without ever knowing where her son was buried.

peaking a week before her death, Winnie revealed her last dying wish was to find out what Brady did with Keith’s body.

She said: “I want Brady to know that I’ve got cancer and if he has any decency or respect for himself and me, he will tell me where Keith is before anything happens to me.

“Brady, I’m wanting you to tell me where Keith is before anything happens to me.

“I’ve got cancer and if you’ve got any decency and respect for yourself and me you will tell me where Keith is because that’s the last thing I want to happen before I die.”

Police have vowed never to close the case despite Brady’s death.

Sun Online has contacted Mr Makin and Greater Manchester Police.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/3873460/ian-brady-moors-murder-victim-keith-bennett/

Robin Makin is acting on behalf of the Moors murderer

Ian Brady’s gatekeeper EXPOSED: Who is the lawyer defending Moors murderer’s final wishes?

THE body of evil Ian Brady has been released to his lawyer – but who is the man defending the final wishes of the Moors murderer?

18th May 2017

 

Makin has acted in many high profile cases – including the James Bulger murder – so he is used to helping those in the media spotlight.And tragically his wife was found hanged in the garage of her home in Merseyside in 2003 while Makin was at his office.The experienced lawyer acts for professionals including solicitors who have their own disputes and acts for those with claims against solicitors who have let them down.And he works for businesses and individuals including and providing advice on commercial matters, property, wills and trusts.https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/615476/Ian-Brady-lawyer-Robin-Makin-exposed-Moors-murders-Myra-Hindley-Saddleworth-Moor

Makin wife found dead; Family plea against a post mortem.

Feb 14 2003

HE wife of one of Merseyside’s most prominent solicitors has been found dead in a garage at her home.

Madeleine Makin was discovered next to an undisturbed stepladder at her home in Woolton, south Liverpool, at noon on Wednesday.

The 41-year doctor, and mother-oftwo, was married to Robin Makin, the Liverpool solicitor who has represented many high-profile clients.

Staff at the Makin family legal firm in Liverpool city centre were in tears on hearing the news, as were many of the GP’s former medical colleagues.

She had worked at the Greenbank Surgery in Mossley Hill and more recently at The Elms surgery in Park Road. Robin Makin was yesterday joined by his father, well-known fellow solicitor Rex, for the opening of an inquest into his wife’s death.

As a member of the Jewish community, he argued that a post mortem on his wife should not be carried out as the family knew how she died.

Mr Makin said: “I feel that, because of the evidence that there is, there cannot be any doubt about the cause of death.”

His father, Rex, told Liverpool coroner Andre Rebello that Mrs Makin had a long-standing illness. Mr Makin senior said: “It is perfectly clear that she was suffering from the illness and told them what she was going to do and she did it. “She had spoken to her doctor Jeremy Pfeiffer in London and we can pin the time of death to within five minutes of that conversation. “An invasive and unnecessary post-mortem would cause great distress to the relatives and family.” Yesterday, Mr Rebello said the cause of death was uncertain and needed to be investigated with an external post-mortem. He said: “I have regard to religious observances and cultural needs, but I have a duty to the law to determine the cause of death. “If you don’t investigate there could be accusations of insufficiency in inquiry. You cannot presume she died at her own hands.”

Mr Rebello said t was not a full post-mortem because police indicated there had been no sign of forced entry into the property.

The family were shortly due to leave for a holiday with their children Moses, five, and Miriam, two.

Mrs Makin was a member of the well-known London society family, the Sebag-Montefiores.

Dr Rob Barnett, secretary of the Liverpool Local Medical Committee, said: “She was one of the most conscientious doctors that I have known. She was very clever, very intelligent and a caring, thoughtful doctor,” The hearing into Mrs Makin’s death has been adjourned until March 27 and her body has been released for burial.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Makin+wife+found+dead%3B+Family+plea+against+a+post+mortem.-a097865822

Madeleine Makin (Sebag-Montefiore)

Daughter of David Sebag-Montefiore

Robin Makin’s father Rex Makin:

Rex Makin has been involved in many high profile cases of local, national and international interest. These cases include the Knowsley Hall murder case (in which Lady Derby was shot), the Heysel and Hillsborough Stadium disasters, the Walton sextuplets and, after the conviction George Kelly case, he was instructed by family members with his involvement finally culminating in the quashing of George Kelly’s conviction.

He has provided legal advice to a variety of celebrities and sports personalities including John Lennon, Gerry Marsden, Bill Shankly, Anne Robinson, Ken Dodd and Carla Lane.

Rex was the family solicitor to Brian Epstein the Beatles manager and was credited with creating the term ‘Beatlemania’.

Rex has been active in the cultural and educational life of Liverpool where he lived. He was very in touch with local people and local issues and wrote a weekly column for the Liverpool Echo for 23 years.  He was a former co-opted member of the council’s social affairs committee.  He was also a former member of the Board of the Playhouse and Everyman theatres.

In 2003 he was appointed a Freeman of the City of Liverpool

http://erexmakin.co.uk/who-we-are/


COPS searching for the remains of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett have been refused access to suitcases belonging to Ian Brady that could hold vital information.

Monster Brady asked for two locked suitcases to be put into secure storage just hours before he died aged 79 at Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside.

 

Myra Hindley exposed as a ‘practicing WITCH’ whose occult links lead to Jimmy Savile

 

MOORS murderer Myra Hindley has been accused of being a practicing witch who worshipped the occult alongside Ian Brady while the duo carried out their evil crimes.

30th July 2017

At Ian Brady’s side, monstrous Hindley was responsible for the murder and torture of at least five children in the 1960s.But now it has emerged that the evil pair were versed in the occult, and took their child victims to Saddleworth Moor to carry out sadistic rituals.Hindley has been accused of taking on the look of the witch while Brady behaved as the alchemist, according to Moors murder expert Erica Gregory.




Gregory even believes that the the murders were meticulously planned for ritualistic purposes – with the evil duo choosing to kill their victims on dates important within the occult calendar.“The murders were separated by four months – I believe Brady chose dates and times for his rituals,” she said.“Tommy Rhattigan, for example, was taken in November 1963 – the same day Margaret Murray died – who was a famous witch.“I believe her death, and the fact it was the anniversary of the Battle of Sheriffmuir was a trigger for Tommy to be picked up.”

Witchcraft and satanic worshipping were big in the 1960s – with several high-profile Hollywood films airing in the era.


And the Moors murderers even had links to infamous Alex Sanders – who rose to notoriety for attempting to raise a dead body in Alderley Edge and was a known friend of Jimmy Savile.

Emblazoned on the front is an 11 pointed star – a symbol of Crowley occultist religion called Thelma.

Aleister Crowley

His reading material is said to have included Crowley, an occultist wizard whose satanic cult and teachings was said to have played a central part in his life.Photographs show him appearing in public wearing a wizard’s gown.Savile throughout his life is said to have dropped hints of his occultism.One was during a TV interview in the 1980s where he admitted creeping out fellow miners he worked with during World War 2.Speaking on TV, he said: “No-one ever did eight hours down the pit and came back as immaculate as they set off with white shirt and everything like that.”They were quite convinced I was a witch.”Savile is said to have read books by the light of his miners’ lamp, something immortalised on the epitaph on his gravestone, which also states: “His avid reading taught him things before he had not found.”And he even nick-named the bed in his penthouse overlooking Leeds’ Roundhay Park the “altar”. Savile “referred to his bed as an altar, because that’s where the ‘sacrifices’ happen”.When he died he was buried at a 45-degree angle overlooking the same stretch of sea where Dracula’s ship washed up and also owned a vampire’s cape.http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/546207/conspiracy-theory-paedophile-jimmy-savile-wizard-satanist-new-aleister-crowley


(Jimmy Savile featured him in a controversial radio interverview)
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The Times 21 March 1970http://callisto10.ggimg.com/imgsrv/F…AR21-021-F.pdf

Jimmy Savile invites Alex Sanders onto Speakeasy (episode was broadcast on Sat 21 March 1970) to talk about being a witch and killing people with voodoo

http://www.witchcraftandwitches.com/witches_sanders.html

Legend of the Witches Documentary 1969

Featuring the infamous “King Of The Witches” in the only footage in existance of the King Of Wicca. Alexander Sanders.. who uses this documentary to guide us through his coven. By then, Sanders had been endorsed by a group of 1,623 practicing Wiccans as ‘King of the Witches’ – with Maxine as ‘Witch Queen’

Britain in the early 70s.  The occult revival held a prominent place in the popular British cinema of the 60s and 70s – while films like Witchfinder General and Blood on Satan’s ClawVirgin Witch, Tigon’s Curse of the Crimson Alter (69), and Norman J. Warren’s 1976 Satan’s Slave

http://2012diaries.blogspot.com/2013/07/witchploitation-documentary-legend-of_15.html


 

Brady and Hindley sought out Sanders when he worked at the John Rylands Library in Manchester which held books on occultism.

Sharon Tate receiving instruction from Alex and Maxine Sanders during a rehearsal for the film Eye of The Devil at the MGM studios in England

EYE OF THE DEVIL was produced by Martin Ransohoff who helped manage Sharon Tate’s career

During filming the Wiccan High Priest Alex Sanders (also known as the “King of the Witches) and his wife Maxine were hired as consultants on the movie because “The director wanted to experience the atmosphere of ritual magic in order to convey it on film.” According to Maxine Sanders’ biography Fire Child her husband Alex also introduced Sharon to Wiccian magic, which the actress continued to practice after making EYE OF THE DEVIL. Some have even suggested that Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski studied witchcraft together and this ultimately led to Sharon’s murder.

http://streamline.filmstruck.com/2010/10/28/looking-into-the-eye-of-the-devil/

 

The unusual plot,could be considered a precursor to The Wicker Man, another occult movie.

Over the years the idea that Sharon and her unborn child may have been part of some kind of ritual sacrifice …can be traced back to the making of EYE OF THE DEVIL. During filming the Wiccan High Priest Alex Sanders (also known as the “King of the Witches) and his wife Maxine were hired as consultants on the movie because “The director wanted to experience the atmosphere of ritual magic in order to convey it on film.” According to Maxine Sanders’ biography Fire Child her husband Alex also introduced Sharon to Wiccian magic, which the actress continued to practice after making EYE OF THE DEVIL. Some have even suggested that Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski studied witchcraft together and this ultimately led to Sharon’s murder.

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/62530%7C0/Eye-of-the-Devil.html

http://streamline.filmstruck.com/2010/10/28/looking-into-the-eye-of-the-devil

The film is set in rural France and was filmed at the Château de Hautefort in Dordogne, France and in England. Eye of the Devil is based on the novel Day of the Arrow by Robin Estridge and was initially titled and marketed as 13.

Eye of the Devil – UK, 1966


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Alex Sanders, aka Orrell Alexander Carter, officiating and Maxine Sanders is wearing a goat like mask

Sanders went on to work on films with Sharon Tate and he was friends with Savile, too – so there’s a clear link.”

(Polanski was allegedly a child pornographer)

 

https://goodnessandharmony.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/8de73-jsinterview.jpg

The satanic Process Church, which famously interviewed Savile for the “Sex” issue of their magazine

Brady was accused of selling child pornography to the shamed former DJ Jimmy Savile.

Hindley and Brady were given life sentences in 1966.

Together, they killed Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans between July 1963 and October 1965.

At least four of them, including Bennett, were sexually assaulted.

Ian Brady’s evil map that could cryptically lead to the location of Keith Bennett’s body – which has never been found.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/632592/Moors-murders-Myra-Hindley-witchcraft-Ian-Brady-Jimmy-Savile-Saddleworth-Moor-Manchester
EricaGregory

The music he wanted for his funeral is also known as the Witches Sabbath .. Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique …. , the Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath… Brady was influenced by the Germanic Paganism , they visited many areas with this history and Myra shows this in her photos ,  The Witchy women of the 60s , as in the music and film  Joan Baez and Nico .. and at the time there was a revival of Witchcraft with known Patricia Crowther becoming head priestess of the Sheffield Coven , and this was put out in all the papers in 1961 ..Brady and Hindley took ideas and made it their own using the waxing and Waning Moons, all seasons and dates he chose to mark something he was sympathising with and that is Irish political History .. The use of the four compass points and the many things found buried by Oaks and the walls show what they were doing .. as for the sheep bones , these were cut and burnt and buried under rocks too.. so no sheep are not found like this on the moor , shot bones.. with holes ..


1992

Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured outside a Sex Clinic in Mumbai, India in 1992. While other passengers visited the tourist sights, Savile made a macabre excursion to a Hindu crematorium and the Towers of Silence, where members of the Zoroastrian sect leave their dead in the open to be devoured by vultures and other predatory birds.

The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running around the world”, raising money for Stoke Mandeville and other charities

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We can reveal a British man told Scotland Yard in 2004 he was making trips to Goa in India to have sex with children.

The witnesss said Savile went to villages to pick up girls. But police said they needed more evidence.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/jimmy-savile-100-victims-make-1365264

Brady INT. BELLE VUE – NEW ELIZABETHAN BALLROOM – CARNIVAL NIGHT – 1963

According to extracts from Myra Hindley’s diary quoted in Emlyn Williams’s Beyond Belief, she and Ian Brady were indeed regular punters at the New Elizabethan Ballroom at the now-demolished Belle Vue pleasure grounds, in Manchester’s Gorton district.

She daydreamed about the two of them being billed as featured dancers there one day, and we know that they attended at least one of the many “Carnival Nights” hosted by the venue’s resident DJ at the time, Jimmy Savile. Myra Hindley was a Gorton girl, living at her grandmother’s house on Bannock Street. Savile’s big red Rolls Royce was a local landmark, regularly parked on ostentatious display right outside the entrance.

Savile sequenced two “smooch times” in his DJ sessions (still called “record dances” in those pre-disco days): one before and one after the live group that he reluctantly put on as a sap to the Musicians’ Union. The second smooch time would segue into an hour of rock ‘n’ roll, followed by a Ray Conniff-driven proto-chillout to end the evening and clear the room with as few altercations as possible.

On Boxing Day, 1964, Brady and Hindley made an audio recording as they bound, gagged and photographed Lesley Ann Downey before they killed her. The tape ends with a snippet of the song “The Little Drummer Boy”. It was the version by Ray Conniff.

Flash-forward fifteen years. Janie Jones, the tabloids’ favourite sex-party hostess with the mostest, answers a summons to appear before Jimmy Savile soon after her release from prison. His grounds for demanding the encounter? To read her the riot act for having the temerity to campaign for Myra Hindley’s release. Not for the reason why most people would have objected to the idea of freeing Hindley — you know, her having helped kidnap, torture, rape and murder other people’s children and bury them on Saddleworth Moor, all that stuff — but because, as Janie Jones explained, “he said it was disgraceful that I was siding with Hindley against Brady.” Ian Brady was Jimmy Savile’s pal.

All this is almost certainly a coincidence of little or no consequence, of course. Just because Jimmy Savile seems to have gone out of his way to break bread with two of the most notorious serial killers in British history…

Some of the coincidences are weapons-grade credibility testers, like Brady and Hindley falling in love to the strains of the latest Stateside pops blasting out from Jimmy Savile’s “Power Sound Disc Deck”  Shirley “Big Daddy” Crabtree joining a crew of Hungarian émigrés to fine-tune his forearm-smash skills on the door at Savile’s first string of dancehalls. Some of the coincidences are macabre… like Peter Sutcliffe committing one of his murders just opposite Jimmy Savile’s penthouse in Leeds, and another in Savile Park in Halifax.

http://thesumpplug.blogspot.com/2012/11/uncle-jim-cobley-and-all.html

 

Moors murders BOMBSHELL: Jimmy Savile part of ‘paedo ring with Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’

DISGRACED radio DJ Jimmy Savile has been accused of buying indecent photographs of children from evil killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Daily Star Online can exclusively reveal.

25th June 2017

Savile – who died in 2011 at the age of 84 – never faced trial for his crimes as one of Britain’s worst ever sex offenders.His twisted friendship with Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is well known but now Daily Star Online can exclusively lift the lid on his links to the Moors murderers.Before their arrest in 1965, Savile ran the BBC studios from Manchester’s Dickenson Road – where Top of the Pops was filmed – and has been accused of meeting with Brady and Hindley to buy indecent images of children. 

Erica Gregory – who has devoted years of her life investigating the Moors murders – believes they even formed a twisted “paedophile ring”.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, she said: “I believe they went to the BBC studio regularly to make a fuss and try to get in with Savile.

Alongside David Smith, Brady was selling photographs of children to make money at this time – I believe Savile could have been one of his customers.

“It is well known that Savile visited them both inside. I believe they were in a ring of some sort.”

It doesn’t stop there, though.

In 2014, Dan Davies noted that Savile chillingly replied “I am the Myra Hindley story” when asked on his opinion of it.And Gregory believes that Savile continued to communicate with the killers after their incarceration – visiting them and using songs played on the radio to transmit coded messages.“Savile could have been using his radio for secret messages,” she said.“Brady used music in tapes and songs that he stated reminded him of the Moors.“And Savile knew that if he played a song at a certain time then those listening would get the message.”

Brady – who passed away last month – was responsible for the brutal murder of five children in and around Greater Manchester alongside serial killer lover Myra Hindley in the 1960s.The twisted 79-year-old never revealed the location of Keith Bennett’s body – despite desperate appeals from the 12-year-old’s mum Winnie Johnson, who died in 2012.Before his death, Brady had been incarcerated at Ashworth Hospital since 1985 while Hindley died in 2002 after 35 years behind bars.

Together they killed five child victims – Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans – between July 1963 and October 1965.At least four of them, including Bennett, were sexually assaulted before the killers were finally convicted and jailed for life in 1966…. the evil duo could have been responsible for the death of seven more children.http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/624549/Moors-murders-Jimmy-Savile-Ian-Brady-Myra-Hindley-paedophile-child-killers-Saddleworth-BBC

Brady letters will remain classified until 2051.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/love-letters-between-ian-brady-10326571

“Alongside David Smith, Brady was selling photographs of children to make money at this time – I believe Savile could have been one of his customers.

“It is well known that Savile visited them both inside. I believe they were in a ring of some sort.”

David Smith allegedly committed suicide before his trial:

  • Judge closes case against Smith

Savile’s convicted paedophile BBC driver found dead on day he was due to stand trial for sex crimes uncovered in Yewtree probe

 

David Smith, 67, was chauffeur to Savile and other celebrities in 1980s

Apparent suicide on the eve of his court appearance

  • Officers found him dead at his home in Lewisham, south-east London
  • Smith had 22 previous convictions for sexual abuse against young boys
  • Judge closes case against Smith

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http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/09/cliff-richard-jimmy-savile-myra-hindley.html

Child murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, who had friends in high places.

 

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Lord Longford, below,  organised a porno junket with Jimmy Savile & Cliff Richard, amongst others

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The child murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had powerful friends.
Ian Brady was befriended by Sir Jimmy Savile.
Myra Hindley was befriended by Lord David Astor, a former editor of the Observer, and by Lord Longford, a former cabinet minister who took a great interest in pornography.
Astor and Longford plotted to get Hindley released from prison.

Myra Hindley’s relationship with Lord Longford


Did British TV star KILL a child? Police probe whether Jimmy Savile was involved in death of ‘abused child’ at care home

  • A man who claims he was abused said he saw ‘Jimmy’ ‘drag away’ a girl
  • Informant said the next day he was told by home’s matron said she had died
  • Alleged incident happened at Roecliffe Manor children’s home near Leicester
  • Leicestershire Police said today that they are now investigating the claims 
  • NHS Trust said they failed to find evidence that Jimmy Savile had ever visited
  • They said they’ve found no reference to a death at the children’s home
  • Directors believe sexual abuse of children is likely to have taken place

Janie Jones, Jimmy Savile and Guess Who!

20 Oct 2012

Janie Jones, a singer who ran sex parties at her home in Kensington, was jailed for three years in 1974 after becoming snared in the scandal.

She was found guilty of controlling prostitutes and trying to pervert the course of justice. After being tracked down by The Telegraph, Miss Jones told how she was summoned to meet Savile on her release in 1977.

It was a bizarre encounter in which Savile accused her of siding with Myra Hindley, whose release she campaigned for after meeting the killer in jail, while expressing his own desire to have sex with under age girls.

Savile, according to Miss Jones, was an apparently keen supporter of Ian Brady, Hindley’s accomplice in the Moors murders.

Miss Jones, now 75, said: “Savile just kept saying that he could not understand why people went on about 13-year-old girls because they were ‘gagging’ for it. I told him that anybody who wants to go with a 13-year-old is a paedophile.

“Then he was bragging that he had met Ian Brady. He said it was disgraceful that I was siding with Hindley against Brady. At the time he was doing Jim’ll Fix It, but he was interested in 13-year-olds.”

Savile was intrigued, Jones says, by her parties at which women — she insists they were always over the age of consent — had dressed as schoolgirls. She insisted that Savile had never been to her parties but that other disc jockeys had.


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=6621,2963236
The Glasgow Herald – Nov 18, 1966
Police officer denies assault

A police superintendent denied yesterday at Wells Street Court, London, that he struck a woman and threw her across a room after he and other police officers had entered a flat with a search warrant.



http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=2890,4864048
The Glasgow Herald – Feb 28, 1967
BLONDE SINGER CHARGED WITH KEEPING BROTHEL

…Mr Desmond Vowden (prosecuting) said that between August 24 and September 3 last three policemen watched the flat occupied by Mitchell early in the evening, at night, and early in the morning…
…At 10.17 p.m. on August 27 a third girl arrived at the flat with two men wearing American uniforms..
Mr Vowden said the premises were raided on September 19. Told of the allegations, Mitchell (Jones) said: – “This is a frame-up. You have been paid to do this and I know who paid.”
Certain articles were found in the flat, with a black address book which contained a “remarkable series of names and telephone numbers.” There was also a red address book


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=2239,3950348
The Glasgow Herald – May 19, 1967
MISS JANIE JONES ACQUITTED

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=6005,3574111
The Glasgow Herald – Jul 19, 1973
Mr Y says he gave Janie Jones £12000

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=3847,3842224
The Glasgow Herald – Jul 20, 1973
Janie Jones for Old Bailey Trial

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=4069,3747729
Evening Times – Jul 27, 1973
Janie Jones is refused bail

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=4911,4337051
The Glasgow Herald – Sep 19, 1973
Janie Jones granted £40000 bail

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=4458,6378960
The Glasgow Herald
Sep 27, 1973
Janie Jones Remains in Holloway

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…pg=5582,202638
Evening Times – Dec 3, 1973
Singer Janie Jones pleads not guilty

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…pg=4772,566241
The Glasgow Herald – Dec 4, 1973
Janie Jones dominated her girls, says lawyer

Janie Jones, singer, turned her home into a brothel with girls tempted by the promise of jobs in television, modeling, and show business, it was stated yesterday at the Old Bailey in London.
…Mr Buzzard said the first of the girls to work for Jones was her 16-year-old niece and the last another 16-year-old, who was still working for her at the time of arrest. The latter left once, he said, but returned after threatening telephone calls from Jones…
…With Jones in the dock are her former husband, John Christian Dee (34), a disc jockey, and Eric John Gilbert (42), former county court clerk, who lives at Jones’s home in Kensington, London…
Mr Buzzard said the girls were paid between £5 and £10, or more if a whip was used. But on some occasions sexual entertainments in Jones’ home – where there was a bedroom with a two-way mirror – were provided not for cash but because she wished to “get in” with people in show business…
…Mr Buzzard said Jones, helped by the other defendants, did her best to “get at” the ex-call girls responsible for the adverse publicity in the newspaper. One girl, he said, was told by Dee that he would “cement Miss A under the bridge.”…
…Dee said he would get Kenny Lynch’s “heavies” to come after the girl, Mr Buzzard said.



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The Glasgow Herald – Jan 17, 1974
Jones tells of rich man’s cash offer

Janie Jones, the night club singer, said at her trial at the Old Bailey yesterday that a wealthy man with a large country estate once offered her £120,000 in return for marriage. She added that she rejected the offer.
Jones (36), the daughter of a miner, spoke of her friendship with millionaires and peers of the realm, saying they gave her cash presents of £1000 to £3000. All she gave them in return were promises….
…Jones said one particular friend was Mr X “a spender in the ‘millionaire class’ who entertained diplomats for whom she provided girl escorts.
She also spoke of her Friday night bottle parties for the top stars of show business who did not want to visit clubs and be pestered…


http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=3056,2280662
New Straits Times – Jan 22, 1974
My date with an Arab king – by Janie

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…pg=5942,320367
The Glasgow Herald – Mar 2, 1974
Janie Jones Guilty on Ten Charges

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=3230,4078528
The Glasgow Herald – Apr 19, 1974
seven years for Jones on vice charges

He (the judge) told her: “In my time I have come across many men whom it would be right to describe as evil, but in all my time at the bar and on the bench I have come across only one woman, so far as I can recall, who merited such a description.
“You are the second and beside you she was comparatively harmless.”



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Evening Times – Feb 10, 1976
COURT APOLOGY FOR RADIO MAN

BBC Radio producer Jack Dabbs received a High Court apology and “substantial damages” from the “Daily Express” today over a report of a vice trial involving singer Janie Jones.

Announcing settlement of Mr Dabbs’ libel action against Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd., his counsel, Mr Richard Hartley, said that from 1968 to March 1973 he was producer of “Family Favourites.”

In July, 1974 Mr Dabbs, of Westfield Avenue North, Saltdean, Brighton, was acquitted at the Old Bailey on charges of corruptly accepting the services of prostitutes from Janie Jones.

In their report of prosecuting counsel’s opening speech, the “Daily Express” published the banner headline – “Family Favourites man at Janie Orgy,” said Mr Hartly.

Under the headline were the words – “Radio producer Jack Dabbs went back for more after an orgy arranged by Janie Jones, it was alleged yesterday.”.”

Not only did counsel not refer to an “orgy,” said Mr Hartley, but it was never any part of the prosecution’s case that Mr Dabbs had ever attended an orgy.

Mr Dabbs admitted that he went to two parties given by Janie Jones, but he always emphatically denied having sexual intercourse with any of the girls present at those parties.

Later, the trial judge agreed with Mr Dabbs’ counsel that the word “orgy” had never been mentioned.

Regrettably, the ‘Daily Express’ failed to report this fact or to correct their original article,” Mr Hartley told Mr Justice M*mo(?).

Headed – “Mr Dabbs has very happily married for many years, and the report in the ‘Daily Express’ naturally caused him and his wife a great deal of distress.”
The defendants had agreed to pay Mr Dabbs a substantial sum in damages, and also costs.

Mr Leon Brittan,  for Beaverbrook Newspapers, said they “unreservedly withdraw the allegations contained in the report and apologise to Mr Dabbs for the distress and embarrassment he and his wife have been caused.”
The judge gave leave for the record of the action to be withdrawn.

So Jimmy Savile wasn’t the only one who was interested in Janie Jones keeping her mouth shut. Elmer Brittan was there to clean things up

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Satanists On The Prince’s Land

Daily Express (28th August, 2006)

Michael Horgan

Michael Horgan organised and filmed “satanic-themed orgies” at which children were raped. Horgan organised satanic torture and child abuse orgies on Saddleworth Moor, where child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had buried their victims.

Saddleworth Moor, where some of Brady and Hindley’s victims were buried. Photo by Parrot of Doom
Horgan’s step-son Michael Roberts says he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone Sir Cyril Smith.

The Queen Mother, Patron of the Family Service Units, meets Cyril Smith at a reception given by the FSU at Kensington Palace in 1973

Sir Cyril Smith was a close friend of Sir Jimmy Savile, friend of the Royal Family, the military and Israel.

Pervert Member of the UK Parliament Sir Cyril Smith was pals with a satanic child sex monster

Ian Brady 
‘Moors Murderer’ Ian Brady worked as an ‘enforcer’ for top Glasgow crime boss Arthur Thompson.

(Moors Murderer Ian Brady brags of Scottish gangland links.)

Files released by the National Archives show that in 1985 home secretary Leon Brittan suggested Hindley could go free after 30 years while Brady could be released after 40.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/830449/Moors-murders-Ian-Brady-Myra-Hindley-Margaret-Thatcher-National-Archives

Sir Tony Hetherington, the DPP is dead, Cyril Smith andLeon  Brittan are dead, as is Willie Whitelaw who had, while Home Secretary in 1980, allegedly blocked a police investigation into a Westminster paedophile ring.

However, former Met boss Sir David McNee is still with us.

Smith had been investigated by Lancashire police at least four times by then, going back to the Sixties. The investigations were all halted.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3004934/Ex-chief-constable-says-Cyril-Smith-cover-went-right-top.html

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

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Lord David Steel (left) put Rochdale MP Cyril Smith (right) … for a knighthood, despite being told of abuse allegations against him.

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

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

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

 

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HRH Crafty Muvva‏ @craftymuvva

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

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



Another MP, like Ted “Ed” Heath, linked with a satanic child rapist…

Pervert MP Cyril Smith was pals with satanic child sex monster

Victim Michael Roberts reveals his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised abuse

Sept 3 2014

Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO.

Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to ­anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith.

michael-horgan

Michael Horgan, who has also used the name Shaun O’Donnell, became known as the High Priest of Satan.

He organised outdoor “parties” for these activities on Saddleworth Moor, where child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had buried their victims.

Youngsters from two to 13 were drugged, tortured and sexually abused during the satanic “ceremonies”.

He was jailed for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders’ register after he was found guilty of six sex abuse ­charges in 1992

The shock revelation over the satanist and MP’s friendship raises questions over any role Smith and Jimmy Savile may have played in Horgan’s paedo ring.

Horgan was also pals with Raymond Hewlett, the child rapist questioned in relation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The Sanders
Alex Sanders
Sanders decided to live a life of the “left hand path
He studied the works of Abramelin. Apparently angels told him[6] to seek employment in 1963 as a porter, book-duster and odd-job man in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, where he could access an original copy of the Key of Solomon. Within weeks an allegation that he had defecated in the library basement led to the discovery that he had damaged a late 19th century edition of the S.L Mathers translation of the ‘Key of Solomon’ by ripping out the plates and taking them home. According to his own admission he dismantled this book and borrowed it a few pages at a time for copying; discovery of this nearly led to Sanders’ prosecution but the librarians allowed him an amnesty on condition that the materials were safely returned, after which he was dismissed without charges being brought against him.[2] As well as this influence from Goetia which he incorporated into his version of Wicca, Sanders was greatly influenced by the teachings of Eliphas Levi.
Sanders claimed that following the Blitz, and a few months before her death at age 74, Mrs Bibby conferred upon him second- and third-grade initiations, involving ritual sex.[2]
Sanders also worked for a while as a healer in Spiritualist Churches under the pseudonym Paul Dallas
 
Maxine Sanders
initiated at the age of 15 into a magical lodge in rituals performed in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England.
Tate and Sebring traveled to London to prepare for filming, where she met the Alexandrian Wiccan High Priest and High Priestess Alex and Maxine Sanders.[10] Meanwhile, as part of Ransohoff’s promotion of Tate, he arranged the production of a short documentary called All Eyes on Sharon Tate, to be released at the same time as Eye of the Devil.

The priest who befriended Myra Hindley was Fr. Fred White. During the 1990s, White ran a group called The School for Prophets which met regularly in North Kent, in the Blue Bell Hill area (near Cookham Wood prison where Hindley was held) to discuss occultism, witchcraft, neopaganism, shamanism and similar topics. White’s bishop didn’t seem to mind.

The School was frequented by local bohemian types. Loosely associated with the group was a young man who wrote poetry but made a living as a rent boy working Hampstead Heath. This young man had adopted Hindley as his muse and conducted a long correspondance with her (excerpts were at one point posted online on a North Kent message board used by the same bohemian crowd). In the letters quoted Hindley pontificated how killing had been her means of asserting her “ontological and existential freedoms” (very different from her whining apologies in her parole applications). It seemed entirely lost on her that it had also resulted in a jail term).

North Kent and the Medway Towns are within the Catholic Diocese of Southwark, under the tender care of Archbishop Peter Smith. Earlier this year, Smith was named in a trial where it emerged he had spent decades covering up for the prolific abuses of convicted paedophile priest Fr. Tony McSweeney. Smith remains in his post, and neither the police nor the Vatican have shown any concerns over him.

A parish priest in Medway was hastily moved on a year or two ago by Peter Smith, after the priest’s chief altar boy cum live-in personal assistant, (who had been about to take up a diocese-sponsored seminary place to train for the priesthood himself!), was jailed for molesting a young child. The parish’s Safeguarding Officer, a disgraced former local counciller, who had shared office space within the presbytery for several years with this young man, seemed to have noticed nothing amiss. Or perhaps said safeguarding role involved protecting the church and the perpetrators against the vulnerable. Meantime a second convicted paedophile had been on the same parish’s payroll working as a handyman and gardener.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/09/cliff-richard-jimmy-savile-myra-hindley.html

Polanski and Tate

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3383946/How-Roman-Polanski-forced-wife-Sharon-Tate-threesomes-make-home-sex-videos-friends-refused-sleep-got-pregnant-wanted-abortion.html

What does Hollywood’s reverence for child rapist Roman Polanski tell us?

Jan 30 2018

Forty years ago this week, Roman Polanski went from being one of the most celebrated film-makers in the world to becoming the United States’ most notorious fugitive from justice.

On 1 February 1978, after 42 days in jail, Polanski fled the US while awaiting final sentencing, having pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. On these facts, everyone agrees. There are no hazy conspiracy theories – we know exactly what happened because Polanski admitted to it and later wrote about it in astonishing detail in his autobiography, Roman by Polanski, published six years after he left the US and went to France, where he still lives. There are some quibbles about who said what, but the generally agreed facts are as follows: in March 1977 Polanski, who was then 43, took a child, Samantha Gailey (now Geimer), who he knew was 13 years old, to Jack Nicholson’s house to take photos of her for a magazine. There, he gave her champagne and, according to her, quaaludes. He then had sex with her, drove her home and, the next day, was arrested.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jan/30/hollywood-reverence-child-rapist-roman-polanski-convicted-40-years-on-run

In March 1977, film director Roman Polanski was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with five offenses against Samantha Gailey a 13-year-old girl[1] – rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor.[2

Roman Polanski with Woody Allen (friend of elite convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein)

more here http://letsrollforums.com//kurt-cobain-mind-control-t17443p99.html?s=f8806caab2daff073a83900925f9401b&

FBI RECORDS ON JEFFREY EPSTEIN

https://vault.fbi.gov/

A Brief History of Woody Allen … Young Girls

Woody Allen: “I mean, if I was caught in a love nest with 15 12-year-old girls tomorrow, people would think, yeah, I always knew that about him.”

In light of Sunday’s open letter from Dylan Farrow, which resurfaced allegations that her adoptive father Woody Allen sexually assaulted her at age 7, the Internet continues to dig up disturbing stories about the celebrated writer and director’s relationship with children. Farrow coming forward follows a campaign by her mother, Mia, and brother, Ronan, to shine a brighter light on the accusations against Allen in the early nineties, around the time he left Mia for another of her adoptive daughters, Soon-Yi Previn, resulting in a hideous custody battle. Once considered tabloid scripture, the upsetting specifics had been largely forgotten, or overlooked, but no longer.

It’s all resurfacing now.

The details of the allegations against Allen, which never resulted in criminal charges, are reported in the 1992 Vanity Fair article “Mia’s Story,” by Maureen Orth, which begins, “There was an unwritten rule in Mia Farrow’s house that Woody Allen was never supposed to be left alone with their seven-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan.” A similar New York story from the same period, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Woody and Mia (But Were Afraid to Ask),” by Phoebe Hoban, includes additional background and back-and-forth from the pair’s friends and attorneys:

From the start, Farrow’s friends say, Allen seemed “obsessed” by the little girl. He would arrive at Mia’s house at six in the morning and sit on the end of Dylan’s bed, staring at her until she woke up. He insisted that she be kept up until he got home in the evening to tuck her in. He was reluctant to leave her alone at school. His behavior struck several parents of other children as odd.

A follow-up in Vanity Fair late last year, “Momma Mia!,” repeats the allegations. (A defense of Allen, by the filmmaker behind Woody Allen: A Documentary is here.)

But a deeper look into the archives has turned up additional interviews and anecdotes suddenly deemed relevant. For instance, in the October 4, 1976 issue of People magazine, a 40-year-old Woody Allen, pre-Annie Hall, is profiled. It concludes on an upsetting-in-retrospect note about his sexuality (and disinterest in fatherhood):

I try to have sex only with women I like a lot,” Woody explains solemnly. “Otherwise I find it fairly mechanical.” (He has little interest in family life: “It’s no accomplishment to have or raise kids. Any fool can do it.”)

He goes on: “I’m open-minded about sex. I’m not above reproach; if anything, I’m below reproach. I mean, if I was caught in a love nest with 15 12-year-old girls tomorrow, people would think, yeah, I always knew that about him.” Allen pauses. “Nothing I could come up with would surprise anyone,” he ventures helplessly. “I admit to it all.”

Also of note is a personal essay, published in May of 1993, by the writer Nancy Jo Sales, formerly of New York and now at Vanity Fair, titled “Woody Allen, My Pen Pal,” about her running correspondence with Allen, then 42, when she was a 13-year-old girl. “I don’t know how he found the time to respond to that first letter I wrote,” she recalls.

A few weeks later I received his reply:

Dear Nancy,

Hard to believe you’re 13! When I was 13 I couldn’t dress myself, and here you write about one of life’s deepest philosophical problems, i.e., existential boredom. I guess it’s hard for me to imagine a 13-year-old quoting anything but Batman – but T. Mann? Anyway, there’s too much wrong with the world to ever get too relaxed and happy. The more natural state, and the better one, I think, is one of some anxiety and tension over man`s plight in this mysterious universe 

Next time you write, if you ever do, please list some of the books you’ve enjoyed and movies, and which music you’ve liked, and also the things you dislike and have no patience with. And tell me what kind of place Coral Gables is. What school do you go to? What hobbies do you have? How old are your parents and what do they do? What are your moods like? Are you energetic? Are you an early riser? Are you “into clothes” … At the moment, I am re- filming some parts of my next film, which have not come out so good.

Best, Woody.

Sales, 25 years later, writes that in light of the Previn scandal and Allen’s “alleged yen for underage girls, I have listened to all the Woody jokes with discomfort and outrage — because I wonder if they are also, somehow, on me. I prefer to think they aren’t.” But Sales also wonders if she left a mark on him:

I was born during a hurricane. Water had rushed down the halls of the hospital, and nurses had screamed. At 13 I took this to be a cosmic warning to the world of my arrival — or perhaps a warning to me of the hostile nature of the universe. I’m not sure if I told Woody this in any of the many letters I sent. (“Two letters from you in one day!”  he once cheerfully exclaimed.) But the young writing student Rain (Juliette Lewis) in Woody’s film Husbands and Wives was born during a hurricane too.

Watching Woody’s movies I sometimes experience a little jolt of recognition that makes me wonder if I could possibly have had some lasting effect on him, as he so affected me.

The two met once at Allen’s Manhattan penthouse; Sales brought “two older companions”:

I couldn’t say a word, and my companions filled in the silence with aimless chatter while Woody, wearing his very same clothes from Annie Hall, sat Indian-style in an armchair, nodding politely and trying to catch my eye.

Often discounted in the recent hysteria surrounding adult/child relations are the very real romantic fancies entertained by developing girls. Perhaps sometimes girls make too much of them; I think Woody saw that in me the day we met.

Our visit was brief, and when it was time to go I looked into his eyes. “Goodbye,” they said sadly.

The New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum also dug up a child-molestation joke, uncomfortably similar to the details alleged by Dylan Farrow, from the Allen play Honeymoon Hotel, in which an older man runs off with his son’s bride:

According to a recent review, “the comedy is so clever that only in the final moments one realizes what a muddled character the philandering husband really is. Could Allen have borrowed the idea from his own reality?” Esquire has also collected the “newly chilling themes that you can see throughout his movies.”

None of which, of course, is evidence. But Allen’s art, as well as his public persona and pen-pal relationships, are being closely examined with new eyes, as they were when the pre-Internet allegations were first made public. “It’s as if, like the picture of Dorian Grey, Allen’s films served as his conscience, leaving him free to misbehave in three dimensions,” wrote Phoebe Hoban in New York almost 22 years ago. “All those elbow-nudging jokes about child molestation (the subject pops up in at least four of his films) and the permutations of sex with 16-year-old twins don’t seem quite so funny anymore.”

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/woody-allen-and-young-girls-a-history.html

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

And Woody Allen is good friends with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, it’s disgusting seeing female actresses either being friends and or giving support to the likes of Woody Allen & Roman Polanski.

 

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Woody Allen spotted with millionaire convicted child sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein on Upper East Side stroll

  • The former hedgefunder was ‘hugging (Allen) and taking close to his ear’ in Manhattan on Sunday, a source told The New York Post
  • The pair were accompanied by the eccentric film director’s effective step daughter-turned-much younger wife, Soon-Yi, 42
  • Epstein served 13 months of an 18 month sentence five years ago  for soliciting a 14-year-old for prostitution

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2431022/Woody-Allen-spotted-convicted-child-sex-offender-Jeffrey-Epstein-Upper-East-Side-stroll.html


Roman Polanski will not face criminal charges for allegations of 1975 molesting

Prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against director because they say allegations that woman was molested during a photo shoot are too old

Los Angeles prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski after a woman said he molested her in 1975 – when she was 10 years old – because the allegations are too old.

A district attorney’s office memo obtained by the Associated Press on Monday says prosecutors were declining to bring charges in the case because the statute of limitations had expired.

The 84-year-old Polanski has been a fugitive since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old.

The latest allegations were reported to police in October. The woman said she was molested during a photo shoot in 1975 after Polanski had her pose nude.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jan/09/roman-polanski-will-not-face-criminal-charges-for-allegations-of-1975-molesting?CMP=share_btn_tw

 Marianne Barnard, pictured here aged 10, says she was sexually abused by Roman Polanski shortly before this photo was taken

Marianne Barnard, pictured here aged 10, says she was sexually abused by Roman Polanski shortly before this photo was taken

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

Roman Polanski ‘child abuse victim’ says Oscars Academy should have kicked him out decades ago

Marianne Barnard, who says she was sexually abused by Polanski when she was just 10-years-old,  believed the Academy – which runs the Oscars – had been “complicit” in his crimes.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6207883/roman-polanski-child-victim-welcomes-move-to-expel-shamed-movie-director-from-oscars-academy-but-says-it-should-have-happened-decades-ago/

An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Woody Allen’s daughter)

Dylan Farrow

Jeffrey Epstein/s “Black Book” – Prince Andrew and Fergie – multiple entries

160227savileletter


 

 

Charles Manson claims Roman Polanski was involved in child porn

 

Charles Manson / child pornography / Son of Sam / David Berkowitz / Roy Cohn / Andrew Crispo / Abraham Beame

Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09

The Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry


Charles Manson & Snuff Films

Bernardine Dohrn WANTED BY FBI poster and supporter of Charles Manson

Bernardine Dohrn statements about Tate-LaBianca murders
The Weathermen dig Charles Manson, declared Bernardine Dohrn
Bernadine is a former leader of the Weather Underground. The same Weather Underground of BarackObama’s roomie, Bill Ayers

going through the papers of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which Ayers and Obama were involved in. He says that the Ayers/Obama relation runs more deeply than previously reported. The documents in the CAC archives make clear that Ayers and Obama were partners at the CAC, he writes in The Wall Street Journal.

Barack Obama’s first run for the Illinois state Senate was launched at a famous fundraiser and kickoff for the campaign at a 1995 gathering at the house of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, says Kurtz

Roman Polanski – Tate/LaBianca Murders/Child Porn Sanders = Ed Sanders The Ultimate Evil By Maury Terry, p596

Tom Jones on Manson family death list The Canberra Times 15-10-70

Having been a gossip columnist, as well as an investigative reporter, I had often asked Charles to name some of his Hollywood friends. He promised to if he were denied parole. (He didn’t want any publicity that may have interferred with his possibilty of getting a parole.) Well, he was denied a parole within a few weeks and I received a ten page letter from him. It contained names, places, and alleged sexual activity among his friends and acquaintances in the film industry. The letter hadn’t been mailed from Vacaville, but was post marked from Sacramento. The return address was Vacaville, but it wasn’t Charles’s name on the return address. It had another inmate’s name. So, the letter was either mailed by prison personnel, perhaps a guard who sometimes do favors such as this for an inmate, or any other prison personnel. Whatever the method of mailing, that was used, legal or illegal, I did receive the letter and a few more afterward.
Charles was later permitted to make his first phone call from prison, and it was to me. I taped the call. And Charles, with a guard by his side, listening to every word, didn’t want to be known as a “snitch”, naming people in his letter. And he tried to disclaim the letter and said it had been intended for someone else. In my last letter to him, I had sent him an article written by Roderick Mann, a Los Angeles columnist, who had written about Roman Polanski, (Sharon Tate’s husband), and that he was going to write a tell all about the Manson family in his upcoming autobiography. I had also mentioned I was getting fat. Charles responded to this letter and refers to me as BD. So, even if he had second thoughts about mailing me this letter and denied he had, the facts of the letter speak for itself.
There were follow-ups to the letter, from Tina Sinatra, as well as a threat from Ole Blue Eyes himself.
CHARLES MANSON WRITES FROM PRISON
I need to explain a few things about Charles’ letter. First of all, as will be shown by his words, he has only a third grade education. His spelling is very bad and it is hard for him to express himself on paper. He is in prison in solitary confinement. It’s a prison rule that inmates cannot have a ball point pen in their possession. They are considered as potential weapons. Charles has to write his letters using a pencil, or several pencils. There are no pencil sharpeners in their cell. When a pencil wears down they have to be sharpeneed by scratching it on the cement floor of their cell. That’s why some of his writing is thin line, and other times the letters are thicker. He is writing under these handicaps. And another fact is that he is on tranquilizers. Inmates with any type of nervous condition, especially at Vacaville Medical Facility where he was, inmates are given Nembutal, Valium, and other sedatives and medications. His letters are written under these circumstances, things we cannot comprehend, living in a free society. I’ve corrected some of his spelling, while still using many of his mis-spelled words that are easily decipherable. I sent him a copy of the story on him and he replied as follows:
“B. columnist,
Yes, I like your letters when I have time & I’ve time. I don’t write like you write and you don’t need to run none of that bullshit on me. Don’t talk (write) around the corner on me. Straight-away, just the truth, no more..less-I don’t understand you trying to run fear or B.S. at me. Yes, I know what you mean-my words were when I was out-my souls still in prison. Peace of mind (he has three drawings here). All Polanski can say, is what the D.A. said or what he read somewhere. It would take 44 years for me to explain my 31 years in hallways-cages-it’s home. No one can know what I mean. They would need for them to be me. All he will do is judge himself in me & see reflections of his own fears. I seen Sharon (Sharon Tate) and she never impresed me as being anything but $. He bought her mind to get her body.
Man don’t get fat on me. NO B.S. don’t get fat. Lookit, I can’t put myself out front. You can get your paper back & don’t need to say I said nothing. (I told him I needed a story to get the paper back in print after it had been closed down for a few months). I never sued no one else. The D.A. & all got away with saying anything. Marcus, (another inmate who knew Charles had written to me), can tell you things he may have thought he heard, I didn’t say Elvis was Bi or not.
Loook it. If I sleep with all the girls you sleep with & we go to bed with 3 or 4 girls at a time & I check you out & the way and things you do & you check out my strokes & pick up on some of the motions don’t mean I’m BI or your Bi. If I’m in the same dream but I got a good heart, I can hold that heart in bed. Elvis couldn’t fuck over me but I could-over any little fat girl in his dream bed because I earned them when I lived at Tom Mix’s old beach house on Sunset out by the beach. We had a pool of naked beauties and strobe lights in the living room & sex in 5 bedrooms & all closets had secret doors that go from bedroom to bedroom plus the guest house, big beds & pool shacks-bedrooms, little ones and mattresses in the living room, a tree house, sex all over the grounds, in the rose garden, under the trees everywhere.
B.D, I’m, forgeful, who’s Mark? (As I mentioned he is an inmate who wrote me stating he had wanted to write a book on Manson and wanted me to help him. He claims he had made notes talking to Charles when they were together in Vacaville). I’m one of the dumb people-aware but not smart in human ways. I think more like an animal. Yes, I read the story B.D. Im not easily impressed one way or the other. I don’t like people enough to care what they think. Not you because you suffered my suffering & been through a lot to see and understand me. I know what you do is & will be good because I know when you are alone & in a cell and see the good of you when no one else is looking.
Neil Diamond used to come over, Mike Love of the Beachboys, Doris Day’s son, Angela Lansbury’s daughter, DeeDee, Nancy Sinatra’s daughter used to be at the beach pad. Dennis Wilson of (the Beach Boys) & I lived with 15 or 20 of the best. We kicked Jane Fonda out of that dream because her jewish boyfriend wanted to bring a black guy to play ping-pong with her & I said I don’t play mixing blood for phony christians that work for their money selling children. She had a big dog and a crummy camera & I said no no, I do what I do for love, not money.
They had a key to Red Skelton’s beach pad. I had been there before, so I went and fixed the window so I could look in and they found my peek place. I just wanted to see what they did with the dog & guy they picked up over at UCLA, I don’t think she was playing stop the war. She was (I think) making some kind of video tapes like Peter Sellers & Yul Brynner (bald headed guy) were making. Dennis gave me a $5,000 video tape, TV thing for tapes that fit only an elite bunch (porno ring) that was world wide. (Dakota: This was way before VCRs, so it was a special tape machine).
I heard Polanski got money from dog and children movies to make movies with. I was offered record contracts, movie parts, etc, when I got out (prison.) I went to Universal Studios-saw a producer named Stromberg, a phony guy. He wanted me to cut a record with a South African black, Hugh Maskella & big black trumpet & drummer for a movie. He told me Jews control & I’d never get any music over, unless I did it his way. He was making a movie, he said, about the second coming of J.C. & he was to be a black & police were to off him and the system would get the blame & they would control the movie minds and take power. I said no. They did it anyway. Jackson was killed in San Quentin & Abby Hoffman and Jerry Rubin got big power controls. I was a dumb ass.
I went to Cary Grant’s parking lot & this homosexual came and told me to move my car. I knew Grant was in England so I told him & I’ve had a little experience with homosexuals. So I took him back to Cary Grant’s office, that had an apartment (bar) & such. I don’t want to say all of the things that happened at Universal Lot because I liked that gay guy & don’t want him to lose his job.
That ass Peter Falk & guy that played James West, in WILD WILD WEST, propositioned me. James West also came to the car. I don’t fuck with closet queens. There is more but I can’t spell. Like one night a girl took me to Elvis’ pad…with big iron gates & she was begging to suck on my ice cream. Elvis’s wife came home that night and when Dennis Wilson came around he had so many broads. Elvis got afraid, cause that little girl had his heart. I could have eaten it there in front of them but was playing a front & I was having sex in the back. I could have fucked him. He had a car I wanted but Terry Melcher gave one of my buddies a new XKZ Jaguar, for me because he didn’t want anyone to know about me & his mom, (note: Doris Day was Melcher’s mom) & when D Wilson gave me the Ferrari my other buddy wrecked it & we went off to shoot a game of pool & someone ripped it off.
And Dennis is (a wonderful person no bullshit) he got mad at me. He had a phony French bitch running after him only because she was a star fucker & was fucking Jimi Hendrix. When she asked me to fuck her I rammed it up her ass & wiped it in her face & throwed her out of the pad because all she wanted was money money money and producer Stromberg destroyed my music. When I seen the conspiracy to do in Jackson, I ran and put a “1” up over that bed of fools and clowns.
B.D. I do more on a weekend than most do all of their lives. I’m not into sex porno or selling distorted sex. All sex I do is human, clean and natural. No make-up. No ego fuck but the God fuck. Everyone I fucked wanted to pray to God. I can’t say that to toot a horn that everyone will hate me for. Sex paranoia is a heavy trip but what I do is open without guilt or hang-ups. It’s not human. I can put a woman on like a robe. That’s the only stick I had with people I was with. If the women did right I would favor them with attention. Most men get mad at me because even if theirs is bigger and stronger, my stiff stays up until I tell it to go down & the motions I reflect is from movies as a kid-YMCAs, Hollywood Boulevard, Wilshire, Beverly Hills, Malibu, off the top of that…to reach 200 or more people in the bed that went through all the stars, Elvis and a bit more.
Elvis had a reputation like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin had in the 50’s, when I had sex on Orchid Avenue, Orange street, and the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel across from the Chinese Theatre.
B.D.-other don’t have the mind to do what I can. All the hang ups related to sex–I don’t have & few are free to be in a bed like mine. I can build the passions in 30 people & fuck it all to death & past that. I can put my motion in them and watch them dance, put my song into them & listen to them sing, put myself into them, like looking through their sexual passions like holes in blankets.
Anyway the guy I shot in Hollywood with a 33 that Tex used later..there was white girl in bed begging me not to let him kill her over money. I told him I don’t give a fuck for money & he yelled & I shot him and his Mexican dope dealers froze in fear & I took the shirt from the guy, so I was on top of the money bed & sex bed. Luckily, I didn’t kill him. I missed his heart because I use dick and don’t know much about guns.
Oh yeh, I feel the women with me has witnessed and been with me all the way. They, as a whole, have not let me down & did what a woman can. They’ve been under it also. Red and Blue have stood against a lot of women-for what they can see Green and Red have been right. When someone is right with me, I must be right right back. Red put her life up trying to get me out & a trip. Most people in the know, use fear over women. I didn’t do that. I tried to show them their fears & how to keep love over fear. Gotta end this I’ll call if and when I can.
Send some pictures (Unsigned).
He mentions Jane Fonda and her boyfriend picking up a UCLA person for sex. In her book she tells about having gotten into three ways. So, perhaps Charlie is telling the truth and nothing but…?

California artist claims convicted child rapist Roman Polanski photographed her at age 10 ‘naked draped in a fur coat’ then MOLESTED her on a beach

21 Oct 2017

She is the fifth woman to come forward with sexual molestation claims, which include the first incident from the 1970’s – when Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape of 13-year-old Samantha Geimer.

‘Polanski was charged with five crimes – including rape by use of drugs – but took a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to ‘unlawful sexual intercourse’ in return for prosecutors dropping the five charges,’ according to the newspaper.

Three other woman have since come forward – one in 2010 and two as of recently in 2017, alleging sexual abuse incidents at the time they were minors.

Vicount Ian Kerr CGC‏ @IanKerr

Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański……home movies.

POLANSKI

In Sharon Tate: A Life, author Ed Sanders writes that the Valley of the Dolls star’s husband was a dominating force in her life, urging her to fulfill his sexual fantasies by taking drugs and participating in affairs, orgies and home sex videos that he would later play for his friends at parties. The homemade sex tapes included “sadomasochistic-porno movies” that featured “quite a few recognizable Hollywood faces,” the author writes.

“Sharon told me about Roman – about imposed sexual scenes on her,” her friend, photographer Shahrokh Hatami, tells the author. “He was bringing other girls to have threesomes with Sharon, and Sharon didn’t like it that he was picking up girls on the Sunset and bringing them home to have sex with them.”

Polanski was nine years her senior.

The director allegedly refused to sleep with Tate after she became pregnant with his baby in 1968, and urged her to get an abortion. When she protested, he left the U.S. for London and had an affair with Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, Sanders writes.

The summer after she became pregnant, Polanski “treated her like she was a piece of excess baggage,” writes Sanders. “He was even pointedly cruel to her in front of others at times, calling her ‘a dumb hag’ and criticizing her whenever she expressed an opinion.”

The couple’s baby would never be born. Tate was just two weeks from giving birth when she and four others were savagely killed by members of the Manson Family at her and Polanski’s L.A. home in August 1969.

http://people.com/celebrity/sharon-tates-marriage-with-roman-polanski-orgies-sex-tapes-and-more/

Michael Mansfield, QC who on Radio 4’s morning programme today argued that Polanski should be treated “compassionately” and because his crime wasn’t as bad as genocide in Guinea and Darfur it shouldn’t be prosecuted.

A Strange Hub: What Were UFOs, The Process Church, Roman Polanski, David Litvinoff, the Krays, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Savile, & Whitley Strieber Up To in 1968 London?

Savile was interviewed for a 1969 issue of The Process magazine, the “Sex” issue. The piece was called “The Natural Life of Jimmy Savile.”) This places Savile in the same circle as the Krays, the Cammells, the Claptons, and The Process

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Roman Polanski ‘should not receive special treatment in child sex case’, judge hears

Roman Polanski 'should not receive special treatment in child sex case', judge hears
Prosecutors have called for the Oscar-winning director to return to the US to be sentenced.
20 March, 2017

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski should return to the US to be sentenced for child sexual abuse and not receive special treatment as a “wealthy celebrity”, prosecutors have said.

A judge in Los Angeles is considering whether the long-running case involving the French-Polish film-maker – who has spent nearly 40 years on the run – should be drawn to a close.

Polanski, now 83, pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl at actor Jack Nicholson’s house but fled the US on the eve of sentencing in 1978.

Lawyers for the director say he is willing to return to America from France if he is assured he will not serve more jail time.

But prosecutor Michele Hanisee told a court hearing on Monday that Polanski was asking for “special treatment” and for the court to “completely abandon legal principles”.

“The People simply do not believe it is in the best interests of justice to give a wealthy celebrity – and that’s what Mr Polanski is – different treatment than any other fugitive from justice,” she said.

“If Mr Polanski returns, the People are confident he will get a fair hearing here in this court.”

Polanski’s lawyer Harland Braun said his client’s crime was “indefensible” but he fled at the time because he was “lied to” by the court about the sentence he would receive.

Roman Polanski
Polanski with the Palme d’Or for his film The Pianist

“This is a very unique case,” Mr Braun said.

“He is an 83-year-old man with a 40-year-old case that he wants to wrap up.”

Mr Braun told the court that the sentence at the time of Polanski’s offence was a maximum of two years in prison with 50% credit – meaning he would have spent 12 months in custody “at most”.

Polanski had already served 10-and-a-half months in custody in the US and Switzerland, he added.

Polanski fled the US after spending 42 days in an American jail when he feared a now-deceased judge would extend his sentence.

“He knows what he was promised,” Mr Braun said.

“We know he has served eight times what he was promised.”

The lawyer told the court the victim in the case said she wants “this thing over with”. He also called for a warrant issued for Polanski’s arrest to be dropped.

After hearing arguments from both lawyers, Judge Scott Gordon said he would issue a written ruling at a later date.

http://www.irishnews.com/magazine/entertainment/2017/03/20/news/roman-polanski-should-not-receive-special-treatment-in-child-sex-case-judge-hears-970931/?param=ds441rif44T


Roman Polanski’s bid to get his sex assault case dismissed so he can return to the U.S. has been denied at Los Angeles Superior Court

August 18, 2017,

Polanski had been shooting photos of the girl at Jack Nicholson’s house when he gave her champagne and part of a sedative pill before raping her in March 1977, according to grand jury transcripts.

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in exchange for dropping drug, rape and sodomy charges.

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/judge-refuses-roman-polanski-sex-assault-case-article-1.3423966

Roman Polanski hit with fresh allegations of child rape

He’s now accused of raping a 15-year-old back in 1972

Yet more claims of sexual assault have been levelled against acclaimed film director Roman Polanski, as new allegations of child rape have emerged.

The Oscar-winning director pleaded guilty to statutory rape in 1978 when 13-year-old Samantha Geimer accused him of drugging her and sexually assaulting her at a party – before another woman came forward in August, accusing him of ‘sexually victimising’ her when she was 16 in 1973.

Now Swiss Police have confirmed that they are investigating new accusations of historic child rape. As The Daily Mail reports, 61-year-old German actress Renate Langer claims that he attacked her in his home in Gstaad when she was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in February 1972.

Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/film/roman-polanski-hit-fresh-allegations-child-rape-2147062#ulUYdYyBJB2lUHvR.99

http://www.nme.com/news/film/roman-polanski-hit-fresh-allegations-child-rape-2147062

SATANIC WORSHIP AND THE CHURCH

DERRY MAINWARING KNIGHT

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HIS INTERESTING CIRCLE OF ASSOCIATES

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In 1986 an interesting case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court involving a self-confessed satanist and his attempt to defraud thousands of pounds from clergy.   In the case of Derry Mainwaring Knight, he had the most intriguing connections and what transpired in court was a fascinating case involving deception, blackmail, prostitution, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Freemasonry, MPs, aristocracy, showbusiness and, of course, money.

I’m not going to offer any opinion on the case but I think it is particularly interesting to look at the way the detective in charge of the investigation behaves towards witnesses. (See article: Satan Man’s a Rapist – 22 March 1986).

(Most of the articles are from The Times, unless otherwise stated).

Those mentioned during the trial included:

  • Alison Baker: Wife of Rev Baker
  • Rev John Baker: St Mary’s Church, Knight lodged with him
  • Rt Rev Peter Ball: Bishop of Lewes, convicted paedophile
  • Rev Michael Barling: Christian training centre lecturer
  • George Booth: Congregational Minister, Leigh-on-Sea
  • Lord Brentford: Donor
  • Lady Brentford: Donor
  • Clive Bygrave: Disc Jockey – cruise liners Canberra and Sea Princess, East Grinstead
  • Doctor Caspar: ‘Chief of Satanists’
  • Michael Corkery, QC: Prosecution
  • Irene Cranham: Cleaner for Angela Murdoch
  • Judge Neil Denison: Trial judge
  • Ethel: Grandmother of Derry Mainwaring Knight
  • Det Chief Insp Terence Fallon: Former head of Sussex Police, Papua New Guinea police
  • Alan ‘Fluff’ Freeman: Disc Jockey
  • Rt Rev Mark Green: Retired Bishop of Aston
  • David Hamilton: Disc Jockey
  • Lord Hampden: Donor
  • Lorraine Haynes: Prostitute, Shoeburyness, Essex
  • Lord & Lady Ingleby: Refused donation
  • Laurence Kayne: Managing Director, Laurence Kayne of Berkeley Square Ltd
  • Dr Eric Kemp: Bishop of Chichester
  • Jeffrey Klein: Video shop owner, Southend
  • Derry Mainwaring Knight: Accused, Dormans Land, Surrey
  • Margaret Mainwaring Knight: Mother of the accused
  • Hayley Leigh: Dancer, Broadstone, Dorset
  • Geoff Love: Orchestra Leader
  • Randle Mainwaring: Retired bank director
  • Lord March: Donor
  • Rt Rev Lloyd Morrell: Bishop of Lewes
  • Angela Murdoch: girlfriend of Knight
  • Enoch Powell: Accused by Knight of being a Satanist
  • Michael Ransby: Jeweller, Southend
  • Susan Sainsbury: Donor
  • Timothy Sainsbury: Conservative MP for Hove, Donor
  • Donald Scutt: adviser of a religious trust, South Warnborough, Hampshire
  • Det Sgt Brian Smeed: Interviewing officer
  • Samantha Sprackling: Dancer
  • Julie Tremain: Prostitute
  • Rev Colin Urquhart: Christian training centre
  • Michael Warren: Former High Sheriff of East Sussex, farmer & magistrate, Donor
  • Michael West, QC: Defence
  • Willie Whitelaw: Deputy Prime Minister
  • Simon Willis: Disc Jockey, East Grinstead
  • Donna Winwood: Pantomime Dancer, North

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/satanic-worship-the-church/

Satanists On The Prince’s Land

Daily Express (28th August, 2006)

On a balmy, late summer afternoon it seems like a strange place to do business with the Devil.

Middle-aged ramblers huddle around an ice-cream van, picknickers snooze on the close-cropped grass and children cluster around pot-bellied ponies for the obligatory holiday snaps.

Yet when night falls here on Dartmoor, that last great wilderness of southern England, some visitors clearly have a sinister purpose.

In recent weeks a series of satanic ceremonies have taken place on the vast 69,000-acre Dartmoor estate owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the royal Trust which pays Prince Charles his £14 million annual income.

Sheep have been sadistically slaughtered; necks broken; eyes, tongues and sex organs often gouged or cut out. It is possible some were still alive as the mutilations took place.

Police have reports of a crude stone altar, possibly bloodstained, next to a wooden stake and a roughly-built den has been found near the scene of an attack.

On one occasion sheep carcasses were laid in the shape of a seven-pointed star, a symbol closely linked to the notorious Victorian occultist Aleister Crowley, once described as ‘the wickedest man in the world’.

More recently the animals have been left in lines, their heads grotesquely twisted as though looking back through nearby gates or field entrances.

Most bizarrely of all, these sacrificial rituals appear to be triggered by phases of the moon.

Duchy officials are aware of the livestock attacks but insist there is no evidence that the organisation is itself being targeted – even though Prince Charles is the future head of the Church of England.

A spokeswoman said: ‘Our land agent at Princetown is aware of these incidents.

‘We own land in the area which has common grazing rights. But we don’t think our own tenants have lost sheep.

‘We don’t feel this is something on which we want to comment but we would urge anyone with information to contact the police.’

However hill farmers on Dartmoor say the Prince takes a keen interest in their affairs. ‘He’ll have been informed of this, that’s certain.‘ said one.

Almost all the rituals have occurred three miles west of Princetown between Sampford Spiney, Merrivale, and the picturesque market town of Tavistock, Devon.

The area includes one of Dartmoor’s most important Bronze Age sites – the Merrivale stone circle and ritual complex – which local folklore describes as the ‘Gateway of the Dead’.

Other legends mention a sadistic witch called Vixiana who lived on Vixen Tor – one of Dartmoor’s best known granite outcrops. She is said to have conjured up dense fogs to lure travellers off the old trans-moor path between Tavistock and Princetown and into a deep bog.

Once trapped she would disperse the fog, allowing a good view of her hapless victims’ death struggles as they were inexorably sucked into the stinking depths.

In Britain’s increasingly urban society the idea of devil-worshippers dancing around Prince Charles’ Dartmoor manor at night seems risible – even if the sheep killings themselves are unsettling.

Yet we live in an age bombarded by the doctrine of new cults and religions, where mysticism is embraced by the vulnerable and where the Royal Navy is happy to set aside special on-board worshipping arrangements for serving Satanists.

The truth is that, as a nation, we remain fascinated by long-forgotten ancient customs – practices which once defined rural communities.

Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the hugely celebrated 1970s cult film The Wicker Man – the remake of which opens in London next week (Sept 1st).

The original screenplay tells the story of a policeman (Edward Woodward) who travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate a child’s disappearance. To his horror he discovers he has been lured to face his own, terrible, sacrificial death.

Inevitably, the Dartmoor sheep killings have attracted competing conspiracy theories. One farmer told me that special forces troops involved in night exercises were to blame. Another has heard rumours of similar livestock attacks, attributed to aliens, in the US.

While this is all good stuff for the coach party guides and bar-room gossips it cuts little ice with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. Officers insist they are keeping an open mind and have ruled nothing out.

However they cannot ignore the link between discovery of maimed sheep carcasses and phases of the moon, particularly full and new moons. Neither is this lost on those living in remote parts of the moor.

One farmer, who has had 12 sheep killed in four separate attacks, said: ‘We’re getting very scared. There’s no question about it.

‘If these people can kill and mutilate sheep what might they do to us. We’re pretty isolated and you do wonder who is out on the moor at night.’

The farmer, who would not be identified for fear of reprisals, added: ‘We’ve done our research and we suspect this is an occult group.

‘Apart from the appalling nature of the killings there are other pointers, such as co-ordination with full and new moons

‘We believe this is a cult linked to the Roman god Janus, the god of gateways. Dead sheep are often left in front of a gate – their heads twisted back as though looking through it.’

He said one carcass inspected by a vet suggested that the animal was still alive as one of its eyes was removed, although a post mortem examination was inconclusive.

In early Roman mythology Janus is portrayed with two faces, representing sun and moon, looking in opposite directions. He was worshipped as a god of gates, doorways, beginnings and endings and also symbolised change or transitions.

One of his main temples, in Rome, had double doors known as ‘The Gates of War’ at its main entrance. According to the historian Plutarch they were kept open in times of war and closed when the Empire was at piece. Plutarch dryly observed that they were rarely closed.

Most of the Dartmoor rituals have occurred within walking distance of the Pork Hill car park, a five minute drive from Princetown.

The area is some 12 miles from Dartmoor’s ‘celebrity corner’ around Chagford, where stars such as Noel Edmonds, Ade Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Lenny Henry, Dawn French and Peter de Savary own country homes.

Police say the first occult-style killings occurred on January 2nd last year when seven sheep, including two owned by farmer Chris Cole, were strangled and arranged in the shape of a seven-pointed star. The first new moon of the year occurred a week later.

On October 17th 2005, the night of a full moon, a further six were slaughtered and their eyeballs removed.

Vets later confirmed that the mutilation was not the work of birds.

Over the last two months there have been three separate attacks all close to the Pork Hill car park.

These occurred on or around July 25th, a new moon, when three sheep were killed; July 11th, a full moon, two killed and June 25th, a new moon, when a further three were killed.

RSPCA inspectors are also investigating reports that a sheep found dead two weeks ago (Aug 13th) eight miles south on Borringdon Hill had what seemed to be a half-moon symbol carved into its flesh.

Mr Cole, 49, who owns land at Sampford Spiney, said: ‘We don’t know who is behind this and where it might lead. It’s really unnerving.

‘I’ve lost two sheep but what really baffles me is how they were caught. They are nervous animals, easily spooked.

‘You can’t just run around and grab them. Even if you somehow caught one – and it would take several experienced livestock handlers – the rest would be out of sight.

‘People talk of nets or tranquiliser darts being used but we really have no idea.’

Princetown neighbourhood beat officer PC David Pickles said the attacks were being treated as ‘criminal damage with a ritual motive.’

He has received reports of a makeshift altar and what appeared to be a hand-built den near the scene of one attack. Frustratingly, it was broken up by a farmer before he could see it.

‘We always keep an open mind but there does seem to be a ritualistic element to all this’ he said.

‘We have no knowledge of any cults operating in this area, nor any idea who is responsible. But someone, somewhere knows what’s going on.

‘The attacks have all taken place close to the Pork Hill car park and whoever is responsible may be using that as a base. If anyone has sen lights or suspicious activity there at night I would like to speak to them.

‘One farmer found a rough shelter with what appeared to be a kind of altar – three stones laid in a Fleur-de-Lys pattern – and a wooden stake nearby. There were possibly blood stains on one stone.

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said; ‘It has been suggested to us that these cruel attacks on animals are linked to the Occult. Whatever the motive it is totally unacceptable.

‘This is not our area of expertise but it must be quite a spectacle, well organised and involving at least two people.

‘We desperately need information on those responsible.’

The Pagan Federation has moved quickly to distance itself from the incidents. ‘No normal pagan is going to be involved with the ritual killing of animals,’ said a spokesman.

‘There may be people who belong to extreme groups who worship the devil and they may engage in these activities. But it has nothing to do with paganism.’

Peter Young, landlord of the Dartmoor Inn at Merrivale, said he occasionally catered for pagan weddings performed at the nearby stone circle.

‘The slaughter of these sheep is something altogether different and rather sinister.’ he said. ‘People are nervous.’

The Ven. Mike Edson, spokesman on the Occult for the Church of England’s Exeter Diocese, said he had heard ‘anecdotal rumours’ of black magic activity on Dartmoor.

‘The Church has no information on a Janus cult,’ he said. ‘All I know is that Janus is the God of the Gate.

‘This is a nasty business and the people responsible clearly need spiritual, if not mental, help.’

As dusk falls on Dartmoor tonight, few will argue with that.

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Peter Ball abuse inquiry requests statement from Prince Charles

Wed 06 Jun 2018

By Press Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospital to probe Jimmy Savile’s lone visits to morgue

Jimmy Savile: “One of my jobs is to take away the
deceased.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/988208/hospital-to-probe-jimmy-saviles-lone-visits-to-morgue/

Savile was once summoned by West Yorkshire Police to provide a cast of his teeth by the Ripper Squad. Bite marks had been found on a number of the Ripper’s victims, and the third woman to die, Irene Richardson, was dumped near a flat Savile had just moved into.

A number of members of the public had anonymously pointed to Savile as the serial killer. A friend of the doctor who took the cast of Savile’s teeth maintains the DJ was a suspect because he was known to use prositutes in the Ripper’s hunting grounds in Leeds.

Savile later went on to befriend Peter Sutcliffe after he had been convicted of murdering 13 women and was confined to the high-security state psychiatric hospital Broadmoor.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/13175244.Dan_Davies__In_Plain_Sight___The_Life_And_Lies_Of_Jimmy_Savile__Quercus_/

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Savile with serial killer, ” Yorkshire Ripper” Peter Sutcliffe and Frank Bruno shaking hands
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Frank Bruno with convicted paedophile Fr Anthony McSweeney (far left)
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Frank Bruno with Champneys Dorothy Purdew – good friend of Jimmy Savile and Keith Vaz

Revealed: The glass eye Jimmy Savile stole from a corpse and made into a necklace that he wore on final Top of the Pops – where he also groped a child

Jimmy Savile satanic abuse claims as unlikely as ‘alien abduction’, says leading barrister

Barrister Barbara Hewson who previously criticised the ‘witch-hunt’ of ageing celebrities accused of sexual abuse has likened allegations of ritual satanic abuse by Jimmy Savile as being as unlikely as “alien abduction”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10167684/Jimmy-Savile-satanic-abuse-claims-as-unlikely-as-alien-abduction-says-leading-barrister.html


in 1970-71. As a researcher on Radio 1’s Speakeasy, I soon learned that the show’s presenter,Savile, functioned in London out of a Winnebago parked between Broadcasting House reception and All Soul’s, Langham Place, into which a stream of very young women flowed.

This went on in a semi-public way, under the eyes of BBC management. What’s more, Speakeasy, a discussion show aimed at a young audience, was a co-production between light entertainment and religious broadcasting.

How could the head of religious broadcasting, Rev John Lang (who later became Dean of Lichfield), have allowed such behaviour to go on?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/oct/09/jimmy-savile-bbc-full-disclosure

Jimmy Savile Takes Young Girl To Prince Philip in Buckingham Palace.

Celebs Who Have Defended Roman Polanski Publicly

 

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000021488/

The list of supporters giving Polanski their impassioned support read like a Who’s Who of the cream of the movie-making world. It included, among many others, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Harvey Weinstein, Pedro Almodóvar and Ethan Coen.

But rather than rallying mass public support for the beleaguered film-maker –director of such undoubted classics as Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist – they have provoked an extraordinary backlash.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/oct/04/roman-polanski-sex-case-backlash

Kate Middleton’s royal baby dress was from Rosemary’s Baby – and it’s not the first time she’s been linked to the movie

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their third baby on Monday morning

27 APR 2018

Kate Middleton had a baby this week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their third baby on Monday morning.

And today, the royal couple revealed their new son’s name – Louis Arthur Charles aka Prince Louis.

When the couple appeared – just hours after Kate gave birth – to show off their little bundle of joy people were quick to notice something odd.

As Kate stood outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital wearing her red Jenny Packham dress, people couldn’t help but draw a comparison to an outfit in the horror movie Rosemary’s Baby.

The red dress along with the white Peter Pan collar bears an uncanny resemblance to the one Rosemary Woodhouse wears in the 1968 horror movie.

The frock is pretty much a replica.

While lots of people are making jokes about the baby news, this particular comparison went under the radar until a user noticed the “discomforting” similarity.

The movie, starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes, is about a new mother whose creepy, intrusive neighbours take a keen interest in her pregnancy.

Basically, it’s scary and satanism is involved.

It’s true the resemblance is uncanny – look…

In the movie Rosemary is impregnated with Satan’s child by a coven of witches…people also drew their own comparisons to that.

It isn’t actually the first time Kate has been compared to Rosemary’s Baby.

At Princess Charlotte’s 2015 Christening she pushed her daughter into the church in an old retro pram – similar to the one in the movie’s poster.

Woody Allen/Mia Farrow/Jeffrey Epstein/Prince Andrew

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/people-notice-something-spooky-kate-12438464

Interesting placement of headline for another story. (Derry Mainwaring Knight)


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Woody Allen seen palling around Manhattan with billionaire convicted child abuser Jeffrey Epstein.



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Woody Allen  and Queen Elizabeth sharing a Masonic handshake


Prince Andrew allegedly spent time with girls, Woody Allen at home of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

PRINCE Andrew spent time with several young women and controversial film director Woody Allen while staying with paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein in the US, it has been claimed.

PRINCE Andrew spent time with several young women and controversial film director Woody Allen while staying with paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein in the United States, it has been claimed.

At least five girls were spotted going into Epstein’s New York mansion during Andrew’s 2010 visit, it has been claimed.

American Virginia Roberts, 31, has claimed she was forced to have sex three times with the Duke of York when she was 17, which in Florida is below the age of consent.

In explosive court papers she claimed she was recruited as a 15-year-old, turned into Epstein’s “sex slave”, and paid cash to sleep with his rich and famous friends.

It’s claimed Allen, 79, who caused outrage when he began a relationship with his young stepdaughter, Soon-Yi, in 1992, was one of the few male visitors to Epstein’s plush pad.

Neighbours say he arrived just before a Sunday lunch with Soon-Yi, 35 years his junior and now his wife, and the pair spent more than an hour inside.

Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, has accused him of sexually abusing her as a child — a claim Allen denies.

Andrew, 54, stayed with the shamed Epstein, 61, for four days in December 2010, shortly after the billionaire financier had finished a jail sentence on child prostitution charges.

Epstein was convicted in 2008 of soliciting an under-age girl for prostitution and jailed for 18 months.

The comings and goings were said to have been witnessed by Andrew’s royal bodyguards. New York police were also on duty in the Manhattan street as the prince remained holed up in Epstein’s palatial seven-storey home.

At one point during Andrew’s visit, TV star and neighbour Bill Cosby — now the subject of multiple rape allegations — asked about the excessive security.

A local said Andrew’s visit caused quite a stir. “Andrew barely left the house but lots of people, including Woody Allen and several young women, were seen going in while he was there,” the local said.

http://www.news.com.au/world/prince-andrew-allegedly-spent-time-with-girls-woody-allen-at-home-of-convicted-paedophile-jeffrey-epstein/news-story/69eb08b80dbb7609dcef6345a10304d8

Jeffrey Epstein & Bill Cosby are neighbors. In fact, the former Dr. Huxtable lives across the street from Jeffrey, whose lower Manhattan abode (aka Les Wexner Mansion) has heated sidewalks.

“Author” James Patterson is also a neighbor, living roughly a half mile or so from Epstein. He released a book on Epstein last year that he wrote with two others. One of the other authors was Vanity Fair editor John Connolly, who is a known government informant and suspected Scientology spy

The Epstein book they released late last year had no new real information in it and cleared Trump and Bill Clinton of any wrong doing in it

Curious timing as now Patterson is teaming up with Bill Clinton to write a book

Patterson and Clinton were introduced to each other last year by their lawyer, Robert Barnett (who also represents the Obamas and George and Laura Bush).

There are already talks of a film deal even though the book won’t be released until June 2018.

Creative Artists Agency will handle the rights to the movie. Some may remember their controversial mind control themed Sundance film festival party.



Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto:

Anjelica Huston on catching Roman Polanski with a 13-year-old: ‘I thought nothing of it’

The actress has revealed details about the day she walked in on Polanski with a 13-year-old girl at her ex-boyfriend Jack Nicholson’s home in 1977

Roman and a girl came around the corner, he introduced me to her and said they had been taking pictures.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/anjelica-huston-on-catching-roman-polanski-with-a-13-year-old-i-thought-nothing-of-it-9863814.html

Roman Polanski’s bid to get his sex assault case dismissed so he can return to the U.S. has been denied at Los Angeles Superior Court

August 18, 2017,

Polanski had been shooting photos of the girl at Jack Nicholson’s house when he gave her champagne and part of a sedative pill before raping her in March 1977, according to grand jury transcripts. Nicholson was not home at the time.

Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in exchange for dropping drug, rape and sodomy charges.

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/judge-refuses-roman-polanski-sex-assault-case-article-1.3423966

Could there be a connection: So, Jack, why were there secret tunnels to the Playboy Mansion?

 

Documents show plans to connect the Playboy Mansion to a series of movie star homes, including Jack Nicholson’s, via secret tunnels

A blueprint was then found in the basement of the Mansion, detailing plans to dig tunnels to the homes of “Mr J Nicholson”, “Mr W Beatty”, “Mr K Douglas” and “Mr J Caan”.

The article says: “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s. There are no dates on the architectural schematics, but the dates on the Polaroids were from 1977.”

The tunnels were apparently closed up in 1989.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/11505950/playboy-mansion-jack-nicholson-secret-tunnels.html

Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto:

Polanski’s support group includes several personalities blamed of the Coral network,…

whose collection of paedopornography was for sale by the network of Zandvoort….These dossiers include the oldest European collections of real crimes photographs on children…

His friends and their common interests might lead the American justice to check if the victim of Polanski can be seen in the Zandvoort CDs

It sounds pretty Dutch to me…was Polanski making child porn for members of PIE?
 
I know theres a lot of organised crime money in Hollywood…and many producers,directors,etc made their money in porn B4 going on to proper movies…
Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09
Will the Polanski case reopen the Coral and Zandvoort dossiers in the USA?

Claude Sigala and others


 

Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto:
Its a pretty good article: (Scroll to the bottom for English translation)

L’affaire Polanski, rouvrira-t-elle les dossiers Coral et Zandvoort aux USA

01/10/2009

Polanski a photographié la nudité d’une enfant de 13 ans, avant qu’il ne la drogue et la sodomise, ce qui présume qu’il avait une de ces “collections” qualifiées de pédopornographie. Son comité de soutien comprend plusieurs personnalités mises en cause dans le réseau Coral, dont la collection de pédopornographie était vendue par le réseau de Zandvoort. Ces dossiers comportent les plus anciennes collections européennes de photos de crimes réels sur les enfants. Polanski était en France au moment du scandale Coral. Ses amis et leurs intérêts communs de pourraient inciter la justice Américaine a vérifier si la victime de Polanski figure aux cédéroms de Zandvoort.

L’affaire Polanski est le cas unique d’un scandale diplomatique pour prévenir l’extradition d’un pédocriminel aux Etats-Unis, parce qu’il a choisi de jouer au chat et à la souri pendant 32 ans avec la police américaine. Roman Polanski a été le fugitif le plus célèbre du monde, glorifié par la communauté artistique, avec une Palme d’Or à Cannes, trois Oscars et sept César. Il a voulu récolter le prix du Festival du film de Zurich pour l’ensemble de son œuvre. Il a été piégé à l’aéroport, dans la mesure où l’opération a été si secrète, que les pédos protecteurs n’ont pas pu l’aviser du danger, comme les fois précédentes.

A l’origine, Polanski devait répondre de viol et de sodomie d’une enfant de moins de 14 ans, en lui administrant du Quaalude, un hypnotique alors utilisé illégalement comme drogue récréative. L’affaire était d’autant plus choquante qu’elle s’est passée chez Jack Nicholson en son absence, mais quand son amie, Angelica Huston était dans la maison. L’actrice avait déclaré qu’elle ne croyait pas que Polanski était un mauvais homme, mais qu’il était un homme malheureux.

Polanski a eut le choix d’admettre des “relations sexuelles illégales”, soit la version américaine du “détournement de mineur” européen, pour échapper à des charges beaucoup plus graves. C’était une faveur.

Polanski a été incarcéré 42 jours. A la veille du procès, le juge a dit aux avocats qu’il pensait le condamner à 48 jours de plus, donc 90 jours en tout. C’était une sentence sévère pour un détournant de mineur, mais insignifiante pour les faits réellement reprochés. Cela dépassait le prix que Polanski souhaitait payer pour son crime. Il a choisi la fuite. Le seul pays dont il ne risquait pas l’extradition était la France, qui lui avait attribué la nationalité française.

Polanski a vécu dans la gloire et la richesse. Sa victime a été persécutée par la presse, qui l’a présenté comme si elle avait consenti à se faire sodomiser à 13 ans. Polanski a réussi à la convaincre de retirer sa plainte. Elle ne veut plus en entendre parler. Elle est terrorisée par cette presse odieuse, qui la présente encore actuellement comme ayant été “séduite” par un homme, dont elle garde le souvenir d’un vieux dégoûtant.

La justice américaine répète depuis trente ans, qu’accorder l’impunité à un homme qui a drogué et violé une enfant de 13 ans serait une erreur judiciaire. La loi américaine, donc la volonté du peuple, reconnaît qu’un crime commis sur un de ses citoyens doit être traité comme s’il avait été commis sur tous ses citoyens. En sodomisant cette enfant, Polanski a sodomisé 300 millions d’américains.

 

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Polanski photographed the nudity of a 13 year old child before he drugged and sodomized her, which supposes he had one these “collections” qualified of paedopornography. His support group includes several personalities blamed of the Coral network, whose collection of paedopornography was for sale by the network of Zandvoort. These dossiers include the oldest European collections of real crimes photographs on children. Polanski was in France at the time of the Coral scandal. His friends and their common interests might lead the American justice to check if the victim of Polanski can be seen in the Zandvoort CDs.

Polanski case is the unique case of a diplomatic scandal to prevent the extradition of a paedocriminal in the United States, because he chose to play cat and mouse for 32 years with the American police force. Roman Polanski has been the most famous fugitive of the world, glorified by the artistic community, with a Golden Palm of Cannes, three Oscars and seven César. He wanted to collect the price of the Festival of film of Zurich for his entire work. He was trapped at the airport, insofar as the operation was so secret, that the paedo protectorate was not able warn him of the danger, as the previous times.

At the origin, Polanski was to answer of rape and of sodomy of a child of less than 14 years, by giving her Quaalude, a hypnotic then used illegally as an entertaining drug. The case was far more shocking as had happened in the house of Jack Nicholson, in his absence, but when his girl-friend, Angelica Huston was at home. The actress had declared that she did not believe that Polanski was a bad man, but that he was an unhappy man.

Polanski had the choice to admit unlawful sex with a minor, thus the American version of the European “diversion of minor”, to avoid the charges far more serious. It was a favour.

Polanski was imprisoned 42 days. The eve before the prosecution, the judge said to the lawyers that he thought of an extra 48 days, thus 90 days all together. It was a severe sentence for diverting of minor, but unimportant for the real facts reproached. It exceeded the price which Polanski wished to pay for his crime. He chose to run away. The only country of which he did not risk extradition was France, which had allotted him French nationality.

Polanski lived in glory and riches. His victim was persecuted by the press, which presented her as if she had agreed to be sodomized when she was 13. Polanski convinced her to withdraw the complaint. She does not want to hear any more of him. She is terrorized by this odious press that still currently presents her as having been “seduced” by a man, of which she has the memory of a creepy old man.

American justice has repeated for thirty years, that granting impunity to a man who has drugged and raped a 13-years-old child would be a miscarriage of justice. The American law, therefore the will of the people, recognizes that a crime committed on one of its citizens must be treated as if it had been made on all its citizens. By sodomizing this child, Polanski sodomized 300 million American.

There is also in this concept, the respect of a victim, who can be threatened (as by the press) to withdraw a complaint, of which he or he does not have the capacity to judge peacefully. Should a photograph of of the victim of Polanski be in the Zandvoort collection, the judgement could no more belong to her, because it would also belongs to 88.539 other victims.

Switzerland was requested to apply its agreements of extradition with the USA. The arrest of Polanski was followed traditional hurricane of protests :

“The arrest of the scenario writer Roman Polanski in Switzerland is an “act (which) appears unimaginable and disproportioned”, according to Jack Lang, ex-minister of the French culture who hopes for “an active solidarity will organized during the next hours so that freedom is returned to this great European creator”.

This network of solidarity has already saved 340 personalities in the Coral case of paedophilia in 1982, of which Jack Lang and a French high-ranking magistrate identified on a photograph with an 11-year old boy, both underpants less.

This network of solidarity becomes active at each scandal which implies a paedo dandy, to explain that all the paedo dandies are victims of the violation of their fundamental rights, and that all those who expose them are liars who seek publicity. The last one who has escaped from Coral prosecution and who has profited from a second campaign of this sort is Robert Mégel, finally condemned to 12 years of prison, for crimes which French justice normally sentences to 20 years of prison.

The Werkgroep Morkhoven, NGO which exposes the Belgian and Dutch branches of this criminal organization since 1989, discovered the Zandvoort file in 1998, where the French branch appeared for the first time. Belgian justice spent 20 years to trap a founding members of this NGO: Marcel Vervloesem, to discredit the evidences that are accusing the paedo dandies.

He was condemned for rapes, in spite of the doctor’s certificates ensuring that he was physically unable to survive to what he was accused, well passed the reasonable delay, and on the basis of an incomplete file. The judgement specifies that it had: taken into account the “health condition” of Marcel, that is to say taken for account that he could not leave prison alive, and taken into account of his “social condition”. This confirms that the application of the law varies according to the people’s social condition.

Marcel Vervloesem underwent five major surgeries in prison, which were authorized only when it was expected that he could not survive more than three days, but he survived. Not knowing how to kill him, he was incarcerated with an opened femoral vein and maintained under conditions of hygiene to ensure him a gangrene, but he survived. He refused his insulin 44 days in the hope to put an end to his sufferings, but he survived. He is a living miracle, according to the doctors. But the ministry of justice still has hope to kill him to “extinguish the procedures”. He is maintained in prison, whereas he is releasable for good behaviour since September 5!

The grand experts of fundamental right do not answer the calls for assistance to relieve our “living miracle” from the sufferings similar to torture. On the other hand, they make an outcry for Polanski, in the purest tradition of inversion of role between their victims and their friends:

– “To see him thus thrown in grazes for a story which does not have really any sense and to see him thus taken in a trap, it is absolutely terrible”, said Frederic Mitterrand, Minister French for the culture.

– It is a little sinister, this story frankly”, said Bernard Kouchner, French Minister for foreign affairs. “A man of such a talent, recognized in the whole world, especially recognized in the country which has arrested him”, all that is not sympathetic”.

– “There is no rape”, said Costa-Gavras on Europe 1.

-“… defects of procedure were recognized,” said Alexandre Tylski, who speaks of “public and media humiliations.”

– “Even Kafka never went so far in absurdity”, said Terry Gilliam, the producer of “Brazil”.

England and the United States, whose by tradition does not measure the application of the law according to the social condition of people, were amazed.

To resume, the Polanski case could involve the reopening of the Coral and Zandvoort files before an American court, from where panic at the highest level.

Should American justice wish to save time, it would be well advised to request the authorisation of collecting the testimony of Marcel Vervloesem in prison, before Belgian justice manages to kill him, by depriving him of treatment to his cancer. No one knows this network better than him.

http://archives-lepost.huffingtonpost.fr/article/2009/10/01/1721945_l-affaire-polanski-rouvrira-t-elle-les-dossiers-coral-et-zandvoort-aux-usa.html


Third woman accuses Roman Polanski of sexually assaulting her when she was just 16 over 40 years ago

  • A third woman has come forward to accuse film director Roman Polanski of sexually victimizing her when she was a minor over 40 years ago
  • The woman, who identified herself as Robin, says that the alleged incident took place in 1973
  • Robin, 59, says she felt compelled to come forward after Polanski’s rape victim from another case pleaded on the director’s behalf
  • Samantha Geimer appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court in June to help make the case that Polanski has served his time for the 1977 crime 
  • She asked the judge to close the case so she could move on with her life 
  • It was her first court appearance on behalf of Polanski for the 40-year-old case
  • Geimer was raped by Polanksi when she was 13 years old after he plied her with drugs and booze before forcing himself on her at Jack Nicholson’s house
  • Polanski, now 83, fled L.A. the night before he was sentenced for raping Geimer

Polanski (seen above in a Santa Monica courthouse in 1977) attacked Geimer, whose surname at the time was Gailey, back in 1977 when she was just 13 years old. The rape occurred at Jack Nicholson's Mulholland Drive home during a photo shoot

Polanski (seen above in a Santa Monica courthouse in 1977) attacked Geimer, whose surname at the time was Gailey, back in 1977 when she was just 13 years old. The rape occurred at Jack Nicholson’s Mulholland Drive home during a photo shoot

He makes no denial of it, accepting it was ‘morally and legally wrong’, according to his lawyer.

A third woman, Charlotte Lewis, who is also represented by Allred, accused Polanski earlier this year of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old before working with him on the 1986 film Pirates.

The actress, Lewis, is seen above with Polanski prior to the presentation of the film Pirates during the Cannes Film Festival in 1986

The actress, Lewis, is seen above with Polanski prior to the presentation of the film Pirates during the Cannes Film Festival in 1986

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4794032/Third-woman-accuses-director-Roman-Polanski-sex-crimes.html

An Open Secret‏ @AnOpenSecret Jan 1

Meryl Streep gave Roman Polanski, who had been convicted of raping a 13 year old girl, a standing ovation at 2003 Oscars. Now she headlines new group to combat sexual crimes against women. Kids in entertainment lack such a group protecting them from pedophiles.


How Harvey Weinstein came to the rescue of child abusers in Hollywood

In 2009, Weinstein circulated a petition calling for the release of Roman Polanski. The Academy Award-winning director at the time had been arrested in Switzerland and was facing extradition, two decades after he pled guilty in 1978 to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl, and then fled to Europe to avoid more jail time in the U.S.

In an op-ed that year in the Independent, Weinstein wrote that he was “emailing everybody I know” to keep Polanski out of jail, and argued the filmmaker was a “humanist” who had been made into a “scapegoat.”

“This is a miscarriage of justice,” he wrote.

Weinstein added that he’d lobby then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for help, a Hollywood actor who himself had been accused of groping multiple women on movie sets and studio offices without consent. (Schwarzenegger initially denied the allegations but later said he had a tendency to get “rowdy” and apologized to anyone he “offended.”)

In an interview not long after his Independent op-ed, Weinstein reiterated to the Los Angeles Times that he thought Polanski was misunderstood, as was the industry. “Hollywood has the best moral compass,” he said.

The petition was also signed by Woody Allen, a director who had been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct. In 2003, Allen’s ex-wife Mia Farrow alleged that the filmmaker sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Dylan also later asserted that Allen abused her.

It turns out that Weinstein helped out Allen at the time, too. In 1994, fresh off of Farrow’s allegation, Allen “was shunned by Hollywood’s movie community,” the LA Times wrote, but his career was rehabbed with the help of Weinstein.

(Ronan Farrow, Farrow and Allen’s 29-year-old son, was the reporter who broke some of the more serious allegations against Weinstein in the New Yorker this week. Farrow is estranged from Allen.)

The LA Times reported that Allen’s deal with the studio TriStar Pictures had been cut off prematurely, and his future looked uncertain. Then Weinstein’s company Miramax signed him. “Shunned by Hollywood means nothing to Miramax,” Weinstein told the paper. “We’re talking about a comic genius.”

The Allen film Miramax took on in ‘94, “Bullets over Broadway,” went on to receive seven Academy Award nominations and win one. The Weinstein Company, the production company that succeeded Miramax, distributed many more of Allen’s movies.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/harvey-weinstein-came-rescue-alleged-abusers-hollywood/

TruthInGovernment‏ @TruthinGov2016

Weinstein Co legal dir charged w/3 counts of lewd acts w/child, oral under 16, sex w/foreign object & child sodomy

http://abc7.com/news/man-pleads-not-guilty-to-having-sex-with-boy-14-manhattan-beach-police-say/1485321/

http://mileswmathis.com/tate.pdf

 

Miles W. Mathis Theories about Engineered Events in History

There’s a writer/researcher, Alan Weisbecker, who has basically argued on his blog that most of the alternative community personalities/leaders are really limited hangouts set on leading us astray and confusing us on our search for truth (more than we already are, apparently). He’s gone after James Corbett, Sofia Smallstorm, Joseph Farrell, etc., and lately he’s been on a Miles W. Mathis kick.

Weisbecker proposes that Miles Mathis is not really a single individual putting out prolific amounts of revisionist histories and revisionist physics, but rather a collection of psy-operators, probably affiliated with Tavistock, who throw us some truth but more disinfo in the various expose essays. Weisbecker argues that the Tate/Manson essay was largely true, but that the JFK revisionist essay and others are largely disinformation. Weisbecker also argues that Miles W. Mathis is not a guy born and bred in Texas — as Mathis claims on his bio — but is rather a Brit (or a group of Brits). Weisbecker suggests that Mathis gives this away with numerous language “tells” (e.g., Mathis doesn’t put a “the” in front of University or Hospital the way Americans would, Mathis also uses words like shi#e and “tenner” that are not really used by Americans, etc.)

Anyway, another rabbit hole to contemplate. Here’s the link.

http://blog.banditobooks.com/an-open…this-part-one/

Jimmy Savile: The London School of Economics/National Health/Tavistock Connection

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This is among the most surprising, disturbing, and I think as-yet unmapped area of possible institutional corruption in the UK that has yet been uncovered. As with all subtly embedded webs of social engineering, it’s difficult if not impossible, to reduce it to a series of bullet points. What follows are are the main ones. For the full breakdown of the data, with citations, go here.

William Sargant (Tavistock and MKULTRA-affiliated) worked at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1948 to the end of his career as head of the department of psychological medicine. In 1962, Sargant’s assistant was David Owen, who had just qualified as a doctor. Two years earlier, Owen had joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labor Party and the Fabian Society. It was thanks to Owen that Jimmy Savile had free access to Broadmoor and all its patients “for a period in the 1980s when he was put in charge of a task force to run the secure hospital.” So did Savile have a specific role at Broadmoor and if so, what was it? Was the institution being used as a locale for the sexual and social research and experimentation which has fascinated the Fabians and others (including the psychiatrists involved with MKULTRA) since the turn of the century, and which the Tavistock Institute has been frequently linked to? Nor are we talking only about Broadmoor. In 2014, Kate Lampard traced Savile’s predations within the British National Health Service (NHS) to over forty hospitals. From The Guardian in 2015:

“Savile’s status and influence . . . . was enhanced by the endorsement and encouragement he received from politicians, senior civil servants and NHS managers. His access within NHS hospitals gave Savile the opportunity to commit sexual abuses on a grand scale for nearly 50 years.”

In 1926 (the year Jimmy Savile was born, as it happens) there was an appeal for funds to start training psychiatric social workers at the London School of Economics, as well as support for “Child Guidance.” (What exactly do economics have to do with psychiatry or child guidance, I wonder?) In 1929 the London School of Economics began to train Psychiatric Social Workers, as “an essential and fundamental part of [a] child guidance program.” This was funded by The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation founded in 1918 by the widow of Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness, the silent partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., in Standard Oil. The April 1929 Journal of the American Medical Association refers to the establishment of the London Child Guidance Clinic (citing “Bowlby 1936” and “Tavistock 1967”) which held a conference on Mental Health (affiliated with the Tavistock Square Clinic) in Westminster. The Bowlby referred to is Edward John Mostyn Bowlby, a British psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, notable for his interest in child development and for his pioneering work in attachment theory, including work at the Child Guidance Clinic in Islington, London (where a massive pedophile ring which included Savile was discovered in the 1980s, operating through child care homes). By Bowlby’s own account, he had help getting established from some “academic economist” friends. John Bowlby joined the Tavistock Clinic in 1946 as Deputy Director and set up the Children’s Department to develop clinical services, training and research. The London Child Guidance Clinic eventually became the Child Guidance Training Centre and was housed in the Tavistock Centre from 1967. In 1985, it merged with the Tavistock Clinic’s Department for Children and Parents and became the Child and Family Department.

In 1986, as listed in the same Medical Timeline, Miss Eve Saville (MBE) is mentioned as “General Secretary, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency.” Miss Eve Saville was a Fabian. There is no indication she was related to Sir Jimmy, but then there is almost nothing about Eve Saville online, despite a Memorial Lecture being named after her. She was the author of an obscure tract called “A History of the I.S.T.D [Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency]: A Study of Crime and Delinquency from 1931 to 1992.” She was also affiliated with Victor Neuburg, Crowley’s ill-fated homosexual partner and disciple, and fellow phallus-worshipper with Dion Byngham. Neuburg was one of the founding members of the ISTD, and “was present at the very first meeting [and] appeared as one of the original members of the Executive Committee and as Honorary Secretary at the beginning of 1931.” A list of thirty-nine Vice-Presidents for 1934 included Freud, Jung, Adler, and two leading Fabians: Havelock Ellis and H. G. Wells.

The full article with citations,  here:

LSE & the Beginnings of Psychiatric Social Work & Child Care (Occult Yorkshire 12)

“These ‘educational missionaries’ spoke of schools as if they were monasteries. By limiting the idea of education to formal school instruction, the public gradually lost sight of what the real thing was. The questions these specialists disputed were as irrelevant to real people as the disputes of medieval divines; there was about their writing a condescension for public concerns, for them ‘the whole range of education had become an instrument of deliberate social purpose.’ (emphasis added).”
—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education

As a possibly last series of connections to map, I am returning to Robert Graves’ buddy William Sargant, who worked at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1948 to the end of his career as head of the department of psychological medicine. In 1962, Sargant found himself a new assistant in one David Owen, a neurology and psychiatric registrar who had only just qualified as a doctor. Two years earlier, Owen had joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labor Party and the Fabian Society.[1] The reason this is relevant is that Owen was allegedly complicit in allowing Jimmy Savile access to the psychiatric hospital Broadmoor, where he (Savile) abused countless patients over a period between 1968 and 2004 (when Savile had use of a personal set of keys to the hospital). According to TheDaily Telegraph, Savile’s “involvement at Broadmoor was rubber-stamped in 1974 by Dr. David Owen, now Lord Owen, who was health minister.” Thanks to Owen, Savile “came to be in charge of Broadmoor for a period in the 1980s when he was put in charge of a task force to run the secure hospital.”

It’s generally been assumed that the reason Savile wanted (and was given) access to Broadmoor (besides visiting his pals Reggie Kray and Peter Sutcliffe) was to indulge his sadistic sexual proclivities by taking advantage of defenseless young girls (many of whom were simply runaways or troublemakers at school). No doubt this was part of it, but it may not have been the whole reason. It’s also possible, in the light of all the other evidence of similar “schooling” programs going on through the UK and the US and elsewhere for decades, that Savile had a specific role at Broadmoor, and that the institution was being used as a locale for the sorts of sexual and social research and experimentation which has fascinated the Fabians and others since at least the turn of the century. Maybe Broadmoor was, like Wedekind’s Sadian castle, a prison-school for “the bodily education of young girls”?

Nor are we talking only about Broadmoor. In 2014, Kate Lampard carried out an independent review of Savile’s predations within the British National Health Service (NHS), including over forty hospitals. Her report was quoted in The Guardian in 2015: “Savile’s status and influence . . . . was enhanced by the endorsement and encouragement he received from politicians, senior civil servants and NHS managers. His access within NHS hospitals gave Savile the opportunity to commit sexual abuses on a grand scale for nearly 50 years.” (emphasis added)

The article goes on to quote Liz Dux, a lawyer who represents 44 of Savile’s victims, calling the report a “crushing disappointment” because it held no one accountable.

“‘It beggars belief that a report which has revealed Savile was widely known as a sex pest at Stoke Mandeville can find no evidence of management responsibility,’ Dux said. ‘Ten victims had reported their assaults to nursing staff on the ward, including one complaint being made to management, yet still his deviant and sickening behaviour continued.’ She said the revelation in the report that three other doctors had committed serious sexual offences at the hospital in the past four decades suggested “something seriously amiss.’” (For the dozens of separate hospital reports of Savile’s fifty years of sexual abuse, go here.)

I have said that I wish to avoid unnecessary speculation with this work; but on this occasion I’m willing to go out on a limb, because without the horrifying context provided by Savile’s activities, the following information may seem random and bizarre. And maybe it is, but the only way to find out if the pieces fit is by placing them side by side.

The following facts are taken from a Mental Health History Timeline assembled by Middlesex University:

“In 1926 [the year Jimmy Savile was born] An appeal to The Commonwealth Fund (New York) by Cyril Burt and Amy Strachey, (born Amy Simpson 1866) ‘Mrs. St Loe Strachey’ for funds to start training psychiatric social workers at the London School of Economics (see below) and support for Child Guidance.” (What exactly do economics have to do with psychiatry or child guidance?) Three years later, in 1929 (the year Westlake founded his Forest School): “With money from The Commonwealth Fund, a Diploma in Mental Health started at the London School of Economics to train Psychiatric Social Workers. The fund’s Director, Barry Smith, had written in 1928 that ‘the training of psychiatric social workers is an essential and fundamental part of [a] child guidance program.’”

Some corroboration from the US National Library of Medicine:

“When the Commonwealth Fund agreed to finance the establishment of child guidance clinics in Britain, it stressed the need to train social workers in a university setting. Thus in 1929, the London School of Economics established the first course to train social science graduates with some experience of social work as PSWs. In the same year, the Association of Psychiatric Social Work (hereafter APSW) was inaugurated with the dual objectives of promoting mental hygiene, and raising the professional status of psychiatric social work.” (“‘Often there is a Good Deal to be Done, But Socially Rather Than Medically’: The Psychiatric Social Worker as Social Therapist, 1945–70”)

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that is still around today. It was founded in 1918 by the widow of Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness. Harkness was the American entrepreneur and silent partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., in the founding of Standard Oil (and a director of Standard Oil until his death). Today, the Rockefeller Foundation houses all the archives for the Commonwealth fund. From their website: “As an independent, nonpartisan organization, the foundation has aimed to help develop common ground from which policymakers across the political spectrum can lead the nation toward a health care system that assures its residents have long, healthy, and productive lives.” (emphasis added)

Anna M. Harkness

Cyril Burt, mentioned above, was a member of the London School of Differential Psychology, and of the British Eugenics Society, so probably a Fabian. Amy Strachey, a.k.a. “Mrs. St Loe,” was the wife of John Strachey, a British journalist and father of the other John Strachey already mentioned in this work, the Labor politician who was at Oxford in 1922, when my grandfather arrived. Strachey joined the Labor Party the following year in 1923. From 1946 to 1950, he was the Minister of Food, which would have given him plenty of reason to have had dealings with Alec Horsley. While I have found no definite links to MI5 or MI6, his name certainly crops up a lot in related literature, and he is almost certainly one of the circle.[2]

The Mental Health Timeline continues (for 1929) by mentioning a work called Our Baby—For Mothers and Nurses, eventually published in 1936 by John Wright/Simpkin Marshall, which “on page 126 lists Idiocy under Congenital Defects”:

“This is a term for mental weakness which dates from birth. It varies in degree from a mere feebleness of intellect, to a state in which the mind seems wholly absent. Should a child fail to answer to most of the tests of normal progress given on page 88, it must be considered backward, and the child should be taken to a doctor, as systematic training should be begun very early, considerable improvement being then almost always possible.”

This description clearly evokes what would become standard operating procedure with autistics in the coming decades. And do I need remind the reader of Russell’s plan for close surveillance, categorization and the use of “behaviourism” with children, from the moment of conception onward?

The Timeline then quotes a “Wood Report on Mental Deficiency published by the Board of Control”[3] from the same year:

“the majority of the feeble-minded are to be found within a relatively small social group, a group which may be described as the subnormal or social problem group, representing approximately 10 per cent of the whole population. Most of the parents in this subnormal group are themselves of poor mental endowment, and would no doubt have been classed, when children, among the dull or retarded. Similarly the dull children of the present generation, who form a large majority amongst children in this subnormal group, are the potential parents of many feeble-minded in the next generation. Therefore, from the standpoint of the prevention of many social evils it is of the utmost importance that the problems of the education and social care of the borderline retarded child should be effectively tackled. . . . Let us assume that we could segregate as a separate community all the families in this country containing mental defectives of the primary amentia type. We should find that we had collected among them a most interesting social group. It would include, as everyone who has extensive practical experience of social service would readily admit, a much larger proportion of insane persons, epileptics, paupers, criminals (especially recidivists), unemployables, habitual slum dwellers, prostitutes, inebriates and other social inefficients than would a group of families not containing mental defectives. The overwhelming majority of the families thus collected will belong to that section of the community which we propose to term the ‘social problem’ or ‘subnormal’ group. This group comprises approximately the lowest 10 per cent in the social scale of most communities.” (Full report in several parts here.)

The Mental Health Timeline then refers to the April 1929 Journal of the American Medical Association about the establishment of the London Child Guidance Clinic (citing “Bowlby 1936” and “Tavistock 1967” and cites (in 1929) a “Conference on Mental Health convened by the Joint Committee of the National Council for Mental Hygiene and the Tavistock Square Clinic. Held in Westminster.”

The Bowlby referred to is Edward John Mostyn Bowlby, a British psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, notable for his interest in child development and for his pioneering work in attachment theory. (A Review of General Psychology survey published in 2002 ranked Bowlby as the 49th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.) Bowlby worked during World War II in Canonbury in the child psychiatry unit with maladapted and delinquent children, which led to an interest in the development of children, and to his work at the Child Guidance Clinic in Islington, London. By his own account, he had help getting established from some “academic economist” friends.[4]

As for the Child Guidance Clinic, it was founded by the Jewish Health Organization in 1927 and was the first children’s psychiatric facility in the UK, and allegedly also Europe. From The Use of Psychoanalytic Concepts in Therapy with Families, by Hilary A. Davies:

“It was set up to meet the needs of the immigrant population who had settled in that part of London since the beginning of the century and whose children were perceived to have emotional, psychological, behavioral, and educational difficulties. A foreword to an early report by the Clinic is quoted as saying that ‘in its efforts to adjust the groping child mind to life, to make useful citizens of difficult and abnormal boys and girls [it] is doing the work of civilization.’ . . . The Clinic was able to offer a service to almost 1900 children and families from all over the UK in the first 4½ years of its existence. The Clinic later moved and became the Tavistock.”[5]

Returning to the Mental Health Timeline, John Bowlby joined the Tavistock Clinic in 1946 as Deputy Director and set up the Children’s Department to develop clinical services, training and research. In 1948, he obtained a small grant from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust to “empirically study the effects of early separation and deprivation” (emphasis added). For his research, he hired a psychiatric social worker (James Robertson, presumably LSE-trained). The London Child Guidance Clinic eventually became the Child Guidance Training Centre and was housed in the Tavistock Centre from 1967. In 1985, it merged with the Tavistock Clinic’s Department for Children and Parents and became the Child and Family Department.

I noticed in the Timeline at this point (1986) the mention of “MBE [first appointment to the Order of the British Empire, the one before OBE] in New Year Honours: Miss Eve Saville, General Secretary, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency.” A quick search revealed that Miss Eve Saville was a Fabian.[6] Whether she was related to Jimmy, OBE, I do not know and I doubt anyone else does (not counting those who do). The names Savile and Saville seem to be more or less interchangeable, and one easy way for Sir Jimmy (who called his mum “the Duchess”) to cover any possible aristocratic ancestral tracks might have been to remove one of the l’s. Eve is a somewhat mysterious character, considering there is almost nothing about her online and yet there is a Memorial Lecture named after her. She was the author of an obscure tract called “A History of the I.S.T.D [Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency]: A Study of Crime and Delinquency from 1931 to 1992.”

After a period searching through Google Books, I found a most unexpected affiliation between Eve Saville and Victor Neuburg, Crowley’s ill-fated homosexual partner and disciple, and fellow phallus-worshipper with Dion Byngham. In The Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuburg, the author Jean Overton Fuller reveals, through her correspondence with Eve Saville, that Neuberg was one of the founding members of the ISTD. In a letter to Fuller, Saville writes that Neuberg “was present at the very first meeting [at Primrose Hill, near Hampstead, and] appeared as one of the original members of the Executive Committee and as Honorary Secretary at the beginning of 1931.” A list of thirty-nine Vice-Presidents for 1934 included Freud, Jung, Adler, Havelock Ellis, and H. G. Wells.

Victor Neuburg

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[1] Owen went to school at Mount House School, Tavistock, an English town written about by Arthur Conan Doyle and Neal Stephenson. I can’t find any link between the Tavistock Institute and the town, though it stands to reason they must have taken the name from somewhere.

[2] Without going into all the details, Strachey also has traceable links to Lord Boothby (whom he probably met at Oxford), Tom Wintringham and Victor Gollancz (of the 1941 Committee), Keynes and Laski (of LSE), Richard Acland, Tom Driberg, and so on.

[3] “In June 1924 the Chief Medical Officer of the Board of Education, Sir George Newman, appointed a committee to consider the problems presented by the ‘mentally defective’ child. A year later the committee was asked to include ‘adult defectives’ in its inquiry, so the report was presented, in January 1929, both to Newman and to the Chairman of the Board of Control. The chair of the committee was Arthur Henry Wood. Born in Reading in December 1870, he was educated at Cranbrook Grammar School and New College Oxford. The 1901 census describes him as an examiner for the Board of Education and he went on to become Assistant Secretary to the Board. He served as secretary for the Consultative Committee’s 1909 report Attendance, Compulsory or Otherwise, at Continuation Schools. . . . Also on the committee was the eugenicist Cyril Burt.”
http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/wood/index.html

[4] John Bowlby told Milton Senn in 1977: “The London Child Guidance Clinic was set up in a part of Islington called Canonbury. That clinic, I think, was founded in 1929.  It trained educational psychologists, social workers and child psychiatrists.  Each year three fellowships in child psychiatry were advertised—they were half-time fellowships for one year—and in 1936 I was successful in being appointed to one of them.  I used to spend every morning at Canonbury and a bit of the afternoon usually as well, and then I went on and did analysis later in the day.  I should say that I always had a few hundred pounds of private money—very important—which meant to say that I was not pressed for bread and butter. I was at the time also much influenced by two close friends who were academic economists, one of whom is my brother-in-law and one of whom was a very close personal friend with whom I shared a flat, and they represented a strong academic interest. . . . Both were very able people, both have gone a long way though unfortunately, one, Evan Durbin, died in a very tragic accident in 1948.  They were first-class people which was very important, really, because I was espousing a very novel and peculiar outlook as an analytically oriented child psychiatrist as we might call it. That was what I was aspiring to be. The whole field was still very controversial and needed a lot of academic justification. Well, to cut a long story short—first of all I had had a good scientific training at Cambridge, and secondly, my academic friends were very powerful debaters and any position which I took up I had to justify up to the hilt by argument and evidence.  This was an invaluable discipline I think.” (Emphasis added.) http://www.beyondthecouch.org/1207/bowlby_int.htm

[5] Hilary A. Davies, Karnac Books, 2010, p. 15. The citation about doing the work of civilization is attributed, via a website, to “Lady Lawrence” who was Chairman of the Clinic in 1934 and had written a foreword to a report.  The website states its source as The Times and makes a guess as to the identity of the Lady Lawrence in question being Lady Rosamond Lawrence, a British novelist who wrote several popular books before marrying and relocating to India. However, it’s also possible the Lady Lawrence referred to was the British Labor MP Susan Lawrence, who was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health in 1929. Lawrence had joined the Fabian Society a few years previously, and was close friends with Sydney and Beatrice Webb.

[6] FABIAN SOCIETY, 77th Annual Report , 1st JULY 1959 TO 30th JUNE I960, Saville is listed among “HONORARY SECRETARIES OF REGIONAL AND AREA COMMITTEES OF LOCAL FABIAN SOCIETIES”: https://www.archive.org/stream/fabiantract1959a60fabiuoft/fabiantract1959a60fabiuoft_djvu.txt

THE PRIVILEGED MR BRADY

On 26th June 2019, reporter Sanchia Berg reported on a shocking story regarding one of the most despised criminals in British history – Ian Brady – for BBC Radio 4.  Following the release of 150 Home Office documents, Berg unearthed an appalling story of how an unremorseful, sadistic child murderer used his hunger strike as a bargaining tool which allowed him access to young vulnerable boys whilst incarcerated in prison and yet, despite a number of allegations and personnel concerns about his conduct including that of rape, the influential intervention of his only visitor allowed the situation to continue for over five years.


IAN BRADY

For those who don’t know who Ian Brady is, Brady was an infamous serial killer who, between 1963 and 1965 in Manchester, along with his girlfriend Myra Hindley, abducted, sexually abused, tortured and killed a number of children before burying their bodies on Saddleworth Moor.  Originally born in Glasgow, Brady had a troubled and unsettled childhood before eventually settling in Manchester where he then met Hindley. So evil were the pair, they photographed and recorded their youngest victim pleading for her life, as well as took photographs of themselves upon the Moor.  They became known as the ‘Moors Murderers’ and continue to be despised by most of society.  Brady was inherently evil, being described as manipulative.  He was formally diagnosed as a psychopath whilst in prison, and despite numerous pleas and requests by the mother of one of his little victims, Keith Bennett, Brady flatly refused to tell Winnie where her son’s body was buried.  Brady died in Ashworth Hospital on 15th May 2017 and thus went to his grave still maintaining a level of control over his appalling crimes.

Myra Hindley

VICTIMS

(From left to right: Keith Bennett, Lesley-Ann Downey, Edward Evans, John Kilbride and Pauline Reade)
  • Lesley-Ann Downey – age 10
  • Keith Bennett – age 12
  • John Kilbride – age 12
  • Pauline Reade – age 16
  • Edward Evans – age 17

RECORDS RELEASE

The National Archives is a repository which holds records from all government departments that are earmarked for retention.  Most of the records are closed for a set number of years before being reviewed.  Every year a number of records are released for public viewing and in 2019 150 files from the Home Office were released which included the prison records of the murderer, Ian Brady.

Sanchia Berg decided to read through the files, which was full of official memos, letters and notes that built up a picture of Brady’s time in prison, and uncovered a shocking discovery.


PRISON LIFE

Brady was initially incarcerated in HMP Durham in 1966 before being transferred to HMP Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight where some of the notorious prisoners have been held, including the Kray twins, Peter Sutcliffe and Mad Frankie Fraser. In 1969 a huge riot ensued (involving Fraser) following allegations of brutality by prison staff towards inmates which was eventually resolved by an out of court settlement by the Home Office.

In 1974, Brady was transferred to Wormwood Scrubs in West London – an old Victorian building still housing prisoners today.  Because of his notoriety and nature of his crimes, he was placed in the segregation unit where most paedophiles and child killers are placed – mainly for their own safety.  However, Brady took umbridge to this and in the summer of 1975 went on a hunger strike demanding he be moved and allowed to mix with other prisoners.  As his weight diminished, Brady was transferred to the hospital wing and this is where he began using his health as leverage against those charged with holding him.

Wormwood Scrubs

The only regular visitor to Brady was Lord Longford.


LORD LONGFORD

Lord Longford

Lord ‘Frank’ Longford was a Labour politician and hereditary peer, who spent much of his life campaigning for legal reform.  Longford spent many years trying unsuccessfully to obtain freedom for Myra Hindley and attempted to address the growing issue of pornography.

In terms of political career, he was unpopular with many of his peers and former Prime Minister Harold Wilson once described him as “having the mental capacity of a 12-year old.”  Despite that, in 1971, Longford addressed The Men and Women of Today Club and announced that he was undertaking an unofficial inquiry into “the well established menace of pornography.(Kensington Post, 9th April 1971)  The inquiry was launched in May 1971 and consisted of 48 members, including: Malcolm Muggeridge and Cliff Richard.


BRADY’S POWER

Once Brady was stabilised in the Scrubs’ hospital, he used his hungerstrike as a bargaining chip by telling Longford that he would stop IF he was allowed to remain on the hospital wing.  The well-known and extremely well-connected Longford went straight to the heart of government on behalf of Brady and spoke with Home Secretary Roy Jenkins, who agreed to Brady’s demand.  Brady was given a room on the Hospital Observation Landing, known as G2.

Roy Jenkins

The Scrubs’ hospital wing was not used exclusively for Scrubs’ prisoners, but was also used by Feltham Young Offenders Borstal.  Youngsters with varying needs and problems were placed within the confines of an adult prison hospital for treatment, and it was the Scrubs’ Principal Medical Officer (PMO) who first realised the seriousness of the situation unfolding and noted in a report on 7th September 1976:

“He takes an unusual interest in any adolescent inmate who may be located on the landing and his influence in such a situation is certainly not a wholesome one.”

Yet despite these concerns, Brady remained on the landing and it was the boys that were moved.

More concerns and complaints about Brady continued yet he was awarded more and more privileges, including being allowed to watch television with other prisoners as well as being made a ‘landing cleaner’ which gave him access to the showers and toilets that were situated beyond the landing itself.

In February 1981, a young inmate approached the PMO in what the PMO recorded as being “in a very agitated state.”  He complained that Brady had buggered him some months previously and that a prisoner “wanted to have sexual relations with him,” and he was in fear of his life if he refused the unwanted advances.  He requested to be moved, which was granted, and the PMO wrote a letter in which he stated:

“I am most concerned about Brady.  I never have been happy about locating disturbed boys or young men on the landing. Brady has shown rather too much interest in them in the past.”

Yet even despite this, Brady remained on the hospital landing but dissent was deeply felt within the prison personnel, especially by the Governor, John McCarthy, who resigned over the appalling conditions in the Scrubs with a very public attack on William Whitelaw and the Prison Service.

By November 1981 Brady had lost his cleaning job so yet again complained to Lord Longford about his treatment.  Just as before, Longford immediately reached to the inner sanctum of government asking for their intervention, but by this point something had changed – there was no meeting and instead Longford was sent a letter from Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Lord Belstead, which said:

“I am satisfied that there were good reasons for the decision to remove Mr Brady from his job, and I see no reason to intervene in this matter.” 

Longford’s power of influence rebuffed, Brady was returned to Parkhurst a few months later in March 1982 where he remained until years later, when he was transferred to Ashford, and died.

As to the youngsters that found themselves in the clutches of a monster whilst being held ‘On Her Majesty’s Pleasure’, we’ll probably never know what real damage was done.  The Ministry of Justice were approached by BBC but they refused to comment on the files directly.  They did, however, state ‘there had been huge changes in the criminal justice system in the last 40 years and that allegations of sexual assault were taken extremely seriously and reported to the police.


YOUTH CUSTODY

It seems that young boys with emotional and mental needs were sent from Feltham Young Offenders to the hospital wing at Wormwood Scrubs.  The boys were aged 15 upwards.  One of Brady’s victims for which he was imprisoned was 17 year old Edward Evans which begs the question why anyone could ever justify Brady having access to any minor, especially the most vulnerable in society.  The papers themselves show that the youngsters were treated with distain and indifference, whilst Brady it seems, had access to Lord Longford who was going straight to the heart of government to act in his interests.  Children were knowingly put in harms way and I imagine there’s a group of men in their 50s who, if still alive, in society or still incarcerated within the system somewhere, have shocking tales to tell of a system designed to fail the most vulnerable.

So what do we know about Feltham Young Offenders?

Well, during the recent Westminster Hearings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, it came to light via police whistleblowers that two inmates in Feltham during the 1970s had spoken to them with allegations of abuse against the former Liberal Democrat MP, Cyril Smith.  These matters were subsequently covered up.  The voice of youth once again ignored because of the great and powerful.  It wasn’t just children that Smith silenced, it was press as well.  Smith used special branch as his own personal bodyguards and terrorised journalists into complete silence.  Compelling and distressing evidence was heard by former police officers and journalists into the tactics of Smith and how he kept his disgusting proclivities quiet.

Cyril Smith

HAS ANYTHING REALLY CHANGED?

Medomsley Detention Centre, Durham

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Justice concerning these records, apparently so.  However, we do know about heinous allegations of wrongdoing towards Leon Brittan by former youngsters incarcerated within the confines of the notorious Medomsley Detention Centre.

Brittan was Home Secretary.

Leon Brittan

Broadmoor High-Security Hospital

Then, of course, we have the issue of Jimmy Savile, who initially began volunteering in 1968 but was eventually given the keys and a grace and favour room at Broadmoor High-Security Psychiatric Hospital by central government.  During his time there he was accused of sexual abuse 11 times.

Jimmy Savile at Broadmoor

This is a shocking and most appalling matter.  Rather than issuing a stock reply to the media in response to this matter, I’d like to hear from the Ministry of Justice exactly what has changed in the 40 years since this happened, and whether youngsters are still being detained within adult institutions.

I actually know the answer to this.  Do you?


TRANSCRIPTION OF THE REPORT BY SANCHIA BERG FOR RADIO 4: Moors murderer Ian Brady prison privileges uncovered

A visit took place in a separate room in the administration building, which was supervised by AG2, Peter Meakings.

More than 40 years ago, Peter Meakings was the Assistant Governor at Wormwood Scrubs.  One of his occasional duties was to supervise meetings between one of the most notorious prisoners in the system – the Moors murderer Ian Brady – and Lord Longford, who campaigned for prison reform.

After Lord Longford apologised for forgetting to bring cigarettes, Brady made his first complaint which centred on lack of educational opportunities.  I was struck actually, by the fact that he was very disrespectful to Lord Longford – always addressed him as Frank – and also he was quite rude to him as well.

These records from Ian Brady’s prison files were recently released to The National Archives.  They show that Lord Longford’s interventions helped Ian Brady stay in the hospital, where he had been for five years although he wasn’t a patient, Brady had his own room and for much of the time worked as a landing cleaner that gave him contact with younger inmates and boys under 21 from Feltham Borstal, the youth prison, who were there to be treated for mental health illness.

‘He takes an unusual interest in any adolescent inmates that may be located on the landing.’

The first warning about Brady in the files from September 1976, the Principal Medical Officer (PMO) 18 months later March 1978, another alarm from a medical officer:

‘I deplore his association with young borstal trainees.  He’s one of the few men to whom I would attach the label ‘evil’’.

There were more warnings over the following years, medical officers within the system, from the independent board of visitors, but Brady stayed where he was.  Then in February 1981, a young prisoner came to see the PMO.  He wrote confidentially to the governor:

‘He was in a very agitated state’.

The young prisoner said that “Brady had buggered him some months ago.”

It was time for Brady to leave prison, said the PMO.

‘I never have been happy about locating disturbed boys or young on the landing.  Brady has shown rather too much in them in the past.’

He lost his job a few months later and left Wormwood Scrubs the following year.

“It’s just really upsetting to look at that history, that historical sort of evidence of some appalling… being allowed to happen.”

Irwin James, a former inmate and now editor of the prison newspaper Inside Time, he was a borstal trainee himself though not at Feltham.

“I saw people in borstal who were incredibly vulnerable and mentally distressed.  They were the kids that ended up in the hospital.”

Lord Longford was Brady’s most regular visitor, his most public supporter, as heard here on the David Frost programme in 1977:

“You seem to mention Ian Brady, he never expects to be released and it doesn’t affect me so we view his situation and he has not been treated at all well in prison, as a matter of fact.”

The files show how Lord Longford would meet the Moors murderer then relay his grievances directly to government.  In 1975 in Wormwood Scrubs, Ian Brady went on hunger strike.  He told Lord Longford he would give it up if he could stay in the prison hospital.  Lord Longford went straight to the Home Secretary, Roy Jenkins, who said Brady could stay on there.

Irwin James again:

“Everything ??? that man’s heart, he cared about everybody so there’s no way I can blame him for aiding Ian Brady’s manipulation, for me it’s the governor and the Home Office.”

The Ministry of Justice wouldn’t comment on the files directly but they did say that there had been huge changes in the criminal justice system in the last 40 years and that allegations of sexual assault were taken extremely seriously and reported to the police.

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/in-the-news-the-privileged-mr-brady/


 




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