Monthly Archives: August 2013

What Is ‘Evidence’ ?

Each ‘number’ represents a person who has given evidence to the police regarding abuse at Elm Guest House.

Evidence, not tittle tattle.

Although only 17 are listed, my understanding is that the total number of people is around 25.

Names have been redacted but I think it may be time to give you an idea of the scale of the evidence that the police have in regards to Elm Guest House, just in case they forget  how ‘evidence’ is defined in a dictionary.

1. Grafton Close

2. Grafton Close

3. In care Surrey CC, Rodney Road

4. In care Surrey CC, Rodney Road

5. Ward of court, Grafton Close

6. Grafton Close

7. Teddington Park

8. In care East Sussex CC

9. Grafton Close

10. Grafton Close

11. Grafton Close

12. In care of Richmond, 12 years old, foster home

13. Grafton Close

14. Details redacted

15. Details redacted

16. Details redacted

17. Grafton Close


Filed under Abuse, Fernbridge, News, Politics

Bradley Manning “I Want To Be A Women.”

US Army Private Bradley Manning, sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents on Wednesday, announced that he would like to live out the rest of his life as a woman. The whistleblower has asked to refer to him by the name Chelsea Manning.

“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know  the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility). I look forward to receiving letters from supporters and having the opportunity to write back,”



Filed under News

The Minster Tape.

Now that Exaro News is a free website, I’d like to suggest that readers of The Needle listen to the recorded conversation between Exaro journalist Mark Conrad and former Director of Social Services for Richmond Council, Louis Minster.

Louis Minster denies that he is Louis Minster and the incredulous Mark Conrad, who had spoken to him on a previous occasion, sounds like he’s about to laugh out loud at the strange direction the conversation keeps taking.

Does this sound like a man with something to hide ?

You decide, you can listen to the Louis Minster tape HERE



Filed under Abuse, Fernbridge, News, Politics

Op Pallial: Two More Arrests.

Arrests number 5 and 6.

It looks like the Operation Pallial police are doing their job, maybe Fernbridge and Fairbank should take note ?

Also, don’t be surprised that a women has been arrested, there are a few ‘in the frame’ in regards to North Wales.

Anyone with any information on how the Macur review is going?


Officers attached to Operation Pallial, the investigation being run by the National Crime Agency, have arrested a man and a woman from one address in Seaford, East Sussex.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on a boy between 1975 and 1976 when he was aged between 11 and 12.

The 63-year-old man and 60-year-old woman have been taken to a police station in Sussex, where they will be interviewed by officers from Operation Pallial.

Operation Pallial is led by Keith Bristow, director general of the National Crime Agency, into recent allegations of historical abuse in the care system in North Wales.

Today’s arrests are the sixth and seventh in the inquiry, and one person has been charged.

John Allen, 72, is charged with 22 offences of indecent assault, nine offences of buggery and one of inciting gross indecency with a child.

The alleged offences span around 20 years, from 1968 to 1989, and involve 14 boys and one girl, aged between seven and 15 at the time.

Allen is due to appear at Caernarfon Crown Court on October 28.

Wales Online


Filed under Abuse, News, Pallial

Jim Davidson will not face sex charges, say prosecutors


Comedian Jim Davidson will face no further action over alleged sexual offences in the UK, the CPS has said.

The 59-year-old was first arrested in January by detectives from Operation Yewtree, which was set up after the Jimmy Savile scandal – although his arrest was not linked to the late DJ.

He was re-arrested in March after further allegations emerged.

His solicitor, Henri Brandman, said that the comedian was “pleased” with the news.

Mr Davidson had consistently denied the allegations against him.

The CPS said it had considered 10 allegations against Mr Davidson but said there was “insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in relation to all complaints”.

A second man arrested at the same time as Mr Davidson, a 53-year-old from Hampshire, will also face no further action, the CPS said.

BBC 21/08/13


Filed under Abuse, News, Yewtree

Exaro Now A Free Website


That’s right folks, Exaro is now a free website, no need to sign up for a free 7 day trial, or pay a subscription.

So now you can access the leading news outlet for all things Fairbank/Fernbridge !

Fill your boots !

Exaro News


Filed under Abuse, News

No Woman No Cry

To a friend, from a friend.

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Filed under Personal