Saturday, 22 October 2016

Common Sense and Justice Prevail

Gordon Anglesea was yesterday found Guilty for crimes against two young boys, under his care, 1982-1987. Source 
This brings Operation Pallial to the brink of double digits!
Nine people have been convicted of abusing children in care as a result of Operation Pallial, including care-home owner John Allen, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in December 2014 and a network of five men, who were sentenced to a total of 43 years in prison in September 2015 after being found guilty of 34 offences. The investigation is ongoing. Source

OK, so nine convictions, some of the perpetrators having worked with children and vulnerable people in England as well as Wales.

How many establishments have been looked at where these perverts would have worked or visited during the time between the (obviously) flawed Waterhouse Inquiry and now?

How can Macur justify her conclusions on her review of the Waterhouse Inquiry, given this fresh conviction. A child abuser, Gordon Anglesea, former Chief of North Wales Police (not just Wrexham, nor even Clwyd, but all of North Wales) has been convicted of crimes that everybody chose to overlook in years gone by.

How many chances must a paedophile be given before the law stops sitting on it's brain and actually works toward ending this blatant disregard for; vile treatment of, our future, our legacy, our children?

These same oversights still happen today in Health, Education and Welfare Depts up and down the Country.

As for Tania Griffiths, the Defence QC that favours the response "It's a conspiracy against my client concocted by people that have never met and are scattered across the world.", I think she needs to brush up on her research skills.

The jury had been treated over the last six weeks to a smoke screen, she said.
She warned of the danger of contamination of evidence and said that a Bryn Alyn home survivor’s web site, which closed down before the trial, had spoke about “all singing from the same hymn sheet” and “sticking together.”
There was talk of compensation, the top 16 abusers named by a number of people, and “similar fact evidence which got John Allen convicted last time”.
There was a risk of contamination at what she called “an Aladdin’s Cave” where people could pick up “a tailor made allegation.”
She suggested the complainants were making copy cat allegations.
The jury were being asked to say there was no smoke without fire.
“The greatest risk is not from the allegations but all this nonsense you have heard of no smoke without fire,” she said.
If he had been a paedophile for years why had he not been arrested and put on trial before? Source
1; None of my sites have closed. 
2; When it comes to the crunch, yes, we do have to support each other, be there for each other. Nobody else will answer the phone at 3am when your head is imploding.
3; Yes, in the support group, over time, abusers were named. They were also named by the Police as soon as they were charged.
4; Yes, some within the group mentioned compensation. It was put to the group as one of the options they could individually look at, should it be a route they wished to take. So what? It is their right.
5; I would love to know where this "Aladdin's Cave" is for tailor made allegations. I've never heard of it.

Asked about the libel compensation awarded to Anglesea in 1994, Ian Hislop, Ed of Private Eye, said
"I take a certain grim satisfaction in this verdict today and in the fact that justice has eventually been done.
"But it is a miserable story and it was one of the darkest periods of my editorship.
"I can’t help thinking of the witnesses who came forward to assist our case at the time, one of whom later committed suicide telling his wife that he never got over 'not being believed'.
"Private Eye will not be looking to get our money back from the libel damages. Others have paid a far higher price.” Source

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Anglesea Trial Update

At Mold Crown Court a jury panel of 40 was first brought to court and members were told that the trial was listed for six weeks, although Judge Geraint Walters said that he expected it would take less than that.
Questionnaires were completed and a jury of 12, seven men and five women, with two spare female jurors for the initial stage of the trial, were selected.
The judge then asked the jury to return to court on Tuesday September 13 when the trial proper was expected to get under way.
Anglesea is charged with two counts of indecent assault and serious sexual assault on one man when he was a teenager and indecent assault on a second complainant when he was a teenager.  More...

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Dame Mary Claire Hogg. Person of Interest!

Dame Mary Claire Hogg, DBE (15 January 1947), is a British lawyer and former High Court judge. She is the daughter of Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone and his wife, Mary Evelyn Martin, and is the sister of Douglas Hogg.

…she has been a High Court judge in the Family Division since 1995 and was a member of the council of the Children’s Society for five years before that.

1990 – 1995              Church of England’s Children Society Home Office*

She retired from the High Court in 2016, 6 days prior to the beginning of the trial of Ben Butler for killing his daughter, whom she had previously exonerated despite advice from his local council not to.

Butler employed the dubious services of the now disgraced PR guru, Max Clifford
Oct 2012: Lady Justice Hogg Delivers Bombshell Judgment

The language of the judgment was so gushingly in favour of Butler that sources at the local authority admitted to being “shocked”, particularly at the suggestion that there could have been an “innocent explanation” for what had happened to Ellie.

Brushing his lengthy criminal record, including a number of convictions for violence aside, the judge commented on how impressed she had been by him.

She even commented on the fact that none of his convictions for violent behaviour had been directed towards children.

The judge stated: “He came through as a reflective, thoughtful individual, who at times over-reacts through frustration.

Mrs Justice Hogg appointed a team of independent social workers from a company called Services for Children to assess whether it would be safe for Ellie to return and to manage the transition.

Gray has now been found guilty of child cruelty following an eight-week trial at the Old Bailey in which her abusive partner, Ben Butler, was convicted of murdering their little girl.

Gray was a graduate of the famous Brit School in Croydon which produced the likes of Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Adele.

As a teenager, she had minor roles in EastEnders, The Bill and Silent Witness before carving out a career as a graphic designer.

Disappeared British girl Madeleine McCann was made a ward of court, during summer 2007, on application by her parents.

During a court hearing on 7 July 2008 Hogg made an extraordinary plea to Madeleine’s abductor to “show mercy and compassion” and reveal her whereabouts.

Mrs Justice Hogg, who has effectively been Madeleine’s legal guardian since her parents applied for her to be made a ward of court last year, said she had excused the McCanns from attending the hearing because “they have suffered enough and I wished to ease their burden”.

Dame Mary Claire Hogg, – Her great-grandfather another  Quintin Hogg, was an English philanthropist who had an interest in homeless boys, remembered primarily as a benefactor of the Royal Polytechnic institution at Regent Street, London, now the University of Westminster

In Ragged School annals appear the names of Quintin Hogg, Dr. Barnardo, Tom Hughes, General Gordon, and Professor Leone Levi. The Barnardo Homes grew directly out of the Ragged School movement, as did Quintin Hogg’s Polytechnic …

*(Dr Pamela Mason Home Office/Duncroft Psychiatrist was also a member of the Church of England’s Children Society Home Office since 1962)

Compiled by Good ness7777

Monday, 5 September 2016


With the Gordon Anglesea trial due to start today, the media seem very quiet on the whole subject.
Todays Court listing.
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The trial of a former police chief charged with historic sex offences will be held in North Wales after all.
In January, the trial of Gordon Anglesea was switched to the Old Bailey.
But the case has now been released back to the North Wales circuit and the trial will be held at Mold Crown Court, starting on September 5.
Anglesea, 78, a retired North Wales police superintendent, originally faced two indictments. More...

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

New Web Site

I have a new web site, ready to launch.

Whilst I have a ton of info on here, I am not going to be moving it all across.
It will however, all remain in place here, and relevant info to whatever I am currently working on will be moved across in due course.

My email will also change; to reflect the new domain name;

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Derek Slade Dead

Derek Slade is dead. 
His victims can finally find peace.
One more member of paedophile Information Exchange is gone!

Taking a trip down Slade memory name, we have....
A paedophile who was sentenced to 21 years in prison has links with a Labour politician who is a senior figure in the judicial system
Derek Slade, (pictured below whilst as teacher and now) who abused boys at the boarding school where he was headmaster in the Eighties, was given help in establishing a false identity by Derek ­Sawyer, former leader of Islington ­Council and now chair of the London Region Courts Board.
And then .... 
Derek Slade, a former boarding school headteacher, has been jailed for 21 years for sexually and physically abusing boys at schools in Wicklewood, Norfolk and Great Finborough, Suffolk at St Georges School.This saga has taken a further twist with allegations in the Daily Mail that Slade 'escaped police for years using an alias with the knowledge of a politician at the heart of Britain's justice system'.The report alleges that Derek Sawyer, a former leader of Islington Council and now head of the London Region Courts Board, helped Slade maintain a fake identity after Slade was first convicted of abuse in the 1980s. It also states that Sawyer and Slade jointly set up a limited company - International British Educational Projects - that allowed Slade to work with vulnerable children under his false name and with a fake CV.Sawyer took over the leadership of Islington Council in 1992. The Council was the subject of much criticism over its handling of a paedophile scandal in the 1980s.
But the one, for me, that stood out was....
THREE former Suffolk schools are now at the centre of criminal investigations into historic child abuse allegations.The accusations, which relate to alleged physical and sexual assaults, are said to have occurred between the late 1970s and run through to the 1990s.
A solicitor representing ex-pupils of one of the schools - Oakwood School in Stowmarket - has said the number of claimants has reached three figures.
Andrew Grove, who is based in Cambridge, said: “We now have 100 complainants on the civil claim relating to Oakwood School.”
Last week detectives said they were re-opening the 1992 inquiry into alleged abuse at Kesgrave Hall independent school.
The investigation, codenamed Operation Garford, comes after former students’ calls for it to be re-opened were backed by Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter.
Responding to the new inquiry, Dr Poulter said: “I am pleased that Suffolk Police are conducting a full and thorough investigation into the alleged child abuse at Kesgrave Hall school, following my intervention.
“A number of people have written to me raising concerns about abuse when they or their family members were pupils at the school, and I would again urge anyone who has been the victim of abuse to come forward and immediately contact Suffolk police.”
Four people were suspended in 1992 during the Kesgrave Hall inquiry. No charges were ever brought. The school closed in 1993.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Real Change Leeds

Video from Real Change Leeds, apologies for the shakey hands, (emotional subject!)
Posted by James Giblin on Monday, 1 February 2016

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Floods in Britain

Slightly off topic, 

This morning, I woke up to a steady "Drip."
It got more insistent as I tried to ignore it and I became convinced it was in the room, but in the dark could not pinpoint it.

This morning when I finally dragged my sorry behind from my pit, I went to grab clothes discarded at the bottom of the bed to discover they were p*!$£d wet through. 
Automatically preparing to blame the dog or the boyfriend, I felt a drip on my head....
Rain falling from the light fitting in my ceiling and, looking up, the ceiling appeared somewhat bowed. The estate agent says Tuesday earliest. He better hope the ceiling doesn't collapse I guess.

Yet as Britain faces some of the worst flooding it has ever suffered, I can only say..... Nature takes care of it's own. Finds ways to wash away the scum, burn off the excess, trim the fat.
The more this Country encroaches into open land, the less Nature there is to hold back the onslaught of the seasons....
Let's face it, this Country has enough grime that needs swilling away.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Peter Steen. Justice Fails

Having been on trial for 11 counts of violent crimes against children, not to even mention the cases which police decided were not "of merit" for court, Peter Steen was found Not Guilty on all counts.
Now look at the defence witness who purposely joined the support group on Facebook, thus putting himself open to direct interaction with prosecution witnesses - Contempt of Court.
Judge Parry, who, as a solicitor, represented most of the accused during the Waterhouse Inquiry - Insider info on events and prior knowledge of people. A Jury member would have to recuse themselves in similar circumstance.
Below is Daz Laverty's take on it
This man walked free from court on the judges orders today as the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision. Maybe they should  have read the publicly available Lost In Care Report. Everything below is taken from it. Justice? You having a laugh?
Peter Steen
The other main alleged physical abuser was Peter Steen, who has been named by 19 complainants.
Steen was about 36 years old when he joined the Community as a residential care worker at Bryn Alyn Hall.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Aston Hall Hospital, Derby.

Aston Hall Hospital, in Derby - owned by Nottingham City Council is another case about to come to the fore.

I would appeal to any survivors of Aston Hall to re-report abuses, and failings in previous investigations, to police and push now for answers.

The Nottingham CSA Action Group are working with survivors to support them as they come forward and prepare to make their statements to police.

A survivors support group can be found on Facebook