Monthly Archives: April 2013

Greenwich: MKH In Summary

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve posted quite a few documents relating to Care Homes in Greenwich. I think it’s time to summarise. The documents refer primarily to two care homes, Melanie Klein House and Green Lane. We’ll look at Melanie Klein House first.

The 1989 NAYPIC Report, which can be found Here, and the Addendum, which can be found Here, catalogue numerous incidents of physical and sexual abuse at Melanie Klein House against many girls. I’d like to look specifically at the appalling ordeal of ‘Girl B’ in that report. It was reported in the press, Here. The Needle team have access to a more detailed report of the abuse that ‘Girl B’ suffered but we feel that what is already in the public domain is graphic enough. I will only add that the abuse was filmed.

‘Girl B’ had been kidnapped and held over a weekend. A memorandum, Here, demonstrates that five members of staff at Melanie Klein House were willing to swear that at least two staff members knew the two people who undertook this sadistic sexual attack, and that they knew of ‘Girl B’s whereabouts while this attack took place. The two staff members were asked to resign, they were not charged with any crime.

On ‘Girl B’s discharge from hospital she was locked up in a secure unit (see NAYPIC Report) As a Ward of Court ‘Girl B’ had no individual rights.

Although Melanie Klein House was the the responsibility of Greenwich Borough Council, ‘Girl B’ was a ward of court of Brent Borough Council. Brent Council obtained a High Court injunction against it’s own Councillors and a team of police officers in an effort to cover up what had happened. (see Here)

Every case of physical and sexual abuse at Melanie Klein House is a tragedy and this particular case identifies many aspects which can be seen in others. As Wards of Courts these children had no legal rights. The complicit behaviour of the same staff members again and again in the sexual and physical abuse, succinctly demonstrated by the NAYPIC Addendum, Here, and the willingness of some Councillors and Council staff to brush embarrassing revelations under the carpet and even actively try to cover it up.


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Fernbridge Investigate Police Watchdog

According to Exaro the Operation Fernbridge police team are investigating their own police watchdog over claims that they failed to investigate Child Sexual Abuse in Richmond


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Now Over To Birmingham



by | April 21, 2013 · 4:47 pm

PIE Updated.

It looks like Kaz and Welsh Witch will run them all down eventually.

67 PIE members or affiliates listed so far, all evidenced.

Keep going !!

We now have a larger list of P.I.E names to work with, thanks welshwitch for continuous updating that.

1. Thomas Victor O’Carroll (ex-chairman) (aka Carl Tom)
Founder (From Warwickshire but dual Irish/British national moved to Leam Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in 1972. Moved to Shildon, County Durham after P.I.E. disbanded. born circa 1945) Also helped run P.I.E.s successor, The International paedophile Child Emancipation Group and a subsidiary, Gentlemen Without an Interesting Name. In 1977 was press officer for the Open University.…re/5367968.stm

Full list at Fighting Back


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Bottomley Lawyers Threaten Libel Action Against Cllr Fay

As a reminder, you can find the ‘Bottomley’ “Call off the Attack dogs” line Here.



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Bottomley Lawyers Threaten Libel Action Against NAYPIC

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by | April 21, 2013 · 1:43 pm

Greenwich: ‘Dear Mr Bottomley’



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Second police probe ordered into Rochdale child grooming scandal

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Stand Up For NAPAC!

I’m going to try and get there myself. Not only does it look like a great night out but I’ll be spending the evening with like-minded people.

Hopefully, I’ll see you there.

BTW, The only comedy input I’ll give to the evening will be my dress sense – gojam

 ‘Stand up for NAPAC!’ comedy night – Wed 8 May 2013

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) is having a comedy night at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London on Wednesday 8 May 2013. It promises to be a magnificent night of fun and fundraising for the charity. There’s a great line up of top comedians including Stewart Lee, Mark Thomas, Mark Watson, Isy Suttie, Keith Farnan, comedy duo Ginger & Black and Tiernan Douieb, who will be hosting the evening. 

‘Stand up for NAPAC!’ tickets are on sale now via the Bloomsbury Theatre website  costing £25/£20 conc.  Peter Saunders, Chief Executive of NAPAC, said: “This should be a great night. We are a small charity and have been overwhelmed by demand for our services recently. This event will bring in much needed funds. Please come and support us.”


NAPAC’s free Support Line has been extremely busy since the news of Jimmy Savile’s abuse came to public attention. It has given more people the courage to come forward and seek help for abuse they suffered in childhood. ‘Stand Up for NAPAC’ will help us to train more volunteers for our busy Support Line and run more Support Groups for survivors of abuse.


For more information, please call Tiernan Douieb on 07793 406081 or email


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Tom Watson’s letter to Theresa May (19.4.13)


I’ve been sent a copy of Tom Watson’s latest letter to Theresa May asking for the whereabouts of Geoffrey Dickens’ child abuse dossiers that were given to Leon Brittan in 1983/84. The Home Office have had almost 2 months to respond to Tom Watson’s original request, and have so far come up with nothing. Perhaps the government think people are going to forget about this…

The November 1983 dossier contained information about a connection between the Paedophile Information Exchange and Buckingham Palace staff. Operation Fernbridge are currently investigating the Elm Guest House paedophile ring which is thought to have involved members of Buckingham Palace staff.

The January 1984 dossier contained information about sexual assaults at a children’s home, and also named prominent paedophiles including a television executive. Could the children’s home have been Richmond Council’s Grafton Close home, which supplied boys as young as 10 to be abused by paedophiles…

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Very Important Please Read


“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

The BBC have announced that Rolf Harris has been arrested. I am aware that whenever there is any news about the allegations of sexual offences against Rolf Harris, The Needle receives a steep increase in traffic. Without wishing in anyway to seem unsupportive of the victims in this particular case, I’d like to take this opportunity to write about something far more widespread.

Over the last 40 years or more, the care home system in the UK has been targeted by paedophiles, producers of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) material (child pornogaphy) , the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation, and on occasion the murder of victims, either because their deaths become sick entertainment , or because they knew too much.

Some of this has been extremely well organised and is not restricted to one or two local authorities. This is a problem that is widespread.

When I first became aware of this I felt ashamed of myself. I felt ashamed because I had assumed that the most vulnerable in our society, children in need of care of the state, were safe. To find out that that was not the case and that because, in part, of my ignorance, the sexual abuse of children was being exploited and perpetuated was very difficult.

But now I am no longer ignorant, now I know what has been going on. Ignorance is not a crime but to turn away once all ignorance has been dispelled is morally reprehensible.

There has been a systemic cover up of the truth. One reason for this is due to the fact that many child abusers hold great power, a second reason for this is because CSA is an underworld industry which makes a great deal of money and therefore corruption is rife, a third reason for this is because some people mistakenly thought that moving a problem elsewhere solved it, and finally because with so many powerful people implicated for the three previous reasons, it has become an issue of national security.

I’d like to appeal to every parent and grandparent who reads this. This is not just historic this is a very real child safeguarding issue today.

Please take the time to read the articles here on The Needle and on Spotlight. Don’t look at the individual stories in isolation. Look at the broader picture.

Now I’ve told you, now you know, remember the words of Edmund Burke, and do not turn away.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”


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“Breaking News” Rolf Harris Arrested

Errr “Breaking” ?

Rolf Harris has been questioned by police over historical allegations of sexual offences.

The 83-year-old entertainer and artist was interviewed under caution after attending police premises in south London by appointment in November.

On 28 March, Mr Harris, from Berkshire, was arrested and bailed until May.

He was held as part of the inquiry set up after claims were made against Jimmy Savile although his arrest is unrelated to the former BBC DJ and TV presenter.

BBC News


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Becky’s Story.

Liz Davies and Nora Duckett researched this account of a 14 year old girl who was sexually abused at home and also by a network of child sex abusers and she gained no protection.They both contributed to the programme by commenting throughout. Information about the documentary is available from the BBC flyer and a guardian article: ‘There are too many Becky’s – Liz Davies finds the case of a 14-year-old sexual abuse victim, to be revealed in a BBC documentary tonight, is far from unique’.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6


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Greenwich: NALGO


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by | April 18, 2013 · 4:15 pm

Addendum To NAYPIC Report

This is an addendum to the original NAYPIC Report which can be viewed here.



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…Become “Unfounded Allegations”



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How “Allegations”…

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by | April 17, 2013 · 6:46 pm

There’s Power In A Union



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Just “Bad Habits”




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