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...