Monthly Archives: November 2014

Cyril Smith And Operation Hedgerow


I tweeted about this earlier this evening as I have done before but then I realised that I haven’t actually made a blog post about it. I don’t know why, I guess that I thought that readers had heard enough Cyril Smith connections and really want something about a politician who is alive. I’m sure it won’t be too long before that happens, just as I’m sure that victims of Cyril Smith’s don’t feel that he is ‘old news’.

Sometimes posts on The Needle are speculative and sometimes not, I hope it is clear to readers which is which. This story is definitely not speculative, it is impeccably sourced and I’d stake my reputation that it is true. To my knowledge this has not been reported in the MSM.

For some background regarding this read: Operation Hedgerow (1987-89)

To understand how Cyril Smith was identified as a child abuser during this police investigation you need look at the innovative approach that the police team took.

From the article linked above;

The Operation was rated a success because of the novel police approach.

Firstly, they took a different tack with the allegations. Normally, an alleged abuser would be confronted immediately, putting the word of a child against that of an adult and making evidence difficult to collect. Instead, a team was established to keep the abuser’s house under surveillance. They noted the visits of boys and other adults and tailed them home to discover who they were.

Secondly, they formed a very close link to Brent Social Services Department (SSD) at an early stage. David Divine, the director of Brent SSD was called upon to discuss working together. Nine experienced social workers were assigned to the core team and these people supported both the children, their parents and the police.

Thirdly, DCI Gaspar viewed their success in terms of shifting the power base [of procurers of boys]

Fourthly, the police took the approach of investigating all the leads, and expanding the operation, rather than limiting themselves to dealing with the single complaint from one social worker. This resulted in the exposure of two paedophile rings.

This all led to a huge number of leads and an unprecedented number of arrests.

While trailing and observing the ‘rent boys’ they were led to Cyril Smith.

And so we have yet another example of a police investigation independently stumbling onto the fact that Cyril Smith had an unhealthy sexual interest in young boys.

It joins a long list of similar incidences starting in the 1960s through the 1970s and into the 1980s including Elm Guest House. Operation Hedgerow 1987-1989  is the last occasion I know of.

This police operation took place at a time before computers were widely used. Cyril Smith is now just a name on an index card, among many,  and only those involved in that police investigation can provide any context other than that he was a person of interest.

Though it explains the police ‘gossip’ that Jackie Malton refers to in this LBC interview.


Anyway, it’s another piece of the jigsaw for you.


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Operation Outreach Concludes

This information is from Rabbitaway.blogspot. The blog does not in general reflect my views but I include the link as I believe it is fair to include attribution.

Operation Outreach was the police investigation into Jimmy Savile’s offending at Duncroft Approved School.

My understanding is that Jimmy Savile had not visited Duncroft until the 1970s and therefore could not have sexually abused any girl there during the 1960s. Some who have decided that Jimmy Savile has been maligned and who mistakenly, in my view, think he can be exonerated from the child abuse allegations have chosen to suggest that because allegations from Duncroft in the 1960s are untrue that all Duncroft allegations, and even all allegations against Jimmy Savile anywhere, are also untrue.

This suggestion is based on extremely flawed logic and to me demonstrates that those that hold that view have set out to defend Jimmy Savile at all costs, ignoring the evidence, rather than set out to get to the truth. In other words, these people have a pre-existing agenda.

It is interesting to note that this letter which marks the conclusion of Operation Outreach DOES NOT suggest that Savile was not a sex offender. On the contrary, it repeatedly has a clear presumption throughout that Jimmy Savile was an offender. The conclusion within this letter is only that no prosecution against former staff members from Duncroft for complicity in Savile’s crimes would likely be successful and that is an important criteria the CPS must pass before any prosecution goes ahead.




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Read All About It

The Friday Night Song


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Simon Danczuk Warned Off By Sir Edward Henry Garnier MP

Sir Edward Henry Garnier

Sir Edward Henry Garnier

We now know from Simon Danczuk that the Member of Parliament who attempted to warn him off naming Leon Brittan in the Home Affairs Select Committee was Sir Edward Henry Garnier.

He was alluded to in the MSM earlier in the year.

After finding the video below, I might have been a bit behind the curve on this.

A campaigning Labour MP claimed on Sunday that he was “warned off” challenging Lord Brittan, the former Home Secretary, about what he knew about an alleged Westminster paedophile ring.

Simon Danczuk said a Conservative minister told him not to name Lord Brittan in a parliamentary committee last week, suggesting if he did he could be responsible for the Conservative peer’s death.

Mr Danczuk ignored the warning and revealed that Lord Brittan had seen a “bundle” of papers detailing an alleged Westminster paedophile ring. Lord Brittan has since said he passed the 40-page dossier of papers on to Home Office officials to investigate.

Mr Danczuk said the warning came after a vote in the House of Commons on Monday night when a senior Conservative MP “stepped out of the shadows” to confront him. He said: “I’d never spoken to him before in my life but he blocked my way and ushered me to one side.

The Independent


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The Underfunding Of CEOP And The Police.

Finding Andreas Bauminis

Finding Andreas Bauminis

Given recent concerns raised about the underfunding of CEOP and the police in general, I thought I’d share this story with you.

It should give you an insight into some of the things that are wrong with law enforcement and crimes involving child sexual abuse in the UK and also demonstrate the lengths I will sometimes go to to get to the bottom of a story.

I’ve not published this before

On the 25th  March this year someone tipped me off about this story below. It is from a local free newspaper and I found that it was at that time only being reported in a couple of other local free newspapers. Two weeks later The Express would run a story on it.

A SHOCKING ‘snuff movie’ was found at the Skelmersdale home of a young factory worker along with other appalling child abuse images, a court has heard.

And a judge told Andreas Bauminis: “It is hard to imagine or contemplate a more grotesque, revolting, repulsive and inhuman series of images.”

The disgusting videos were discovered at the home of Bauminis following information from the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation about use of internet file sharing sites.

Police went to his home, which he shared with his brother’s family, including two children, in February last year and seized his computer tower.

When arrested Bauminis said: “I’m sorry, I have downloaded two or three videos involving 12 to 15-year-old girls from a sharing programme.”


Now, ‘snuff’ movies are a very difficult issue to pin down. It is not that movies that are suspected to be of murdered children do not exist but that it is almost impossible to prove that they are genuine and not special effects, a problem that can only have been exacerbated since the 1980s due to technological innovation.

The question that drove my investigation was a very simple one. As a child abuse video had turned up that had convinced a judge which contained evidence of a murder, what further action were the police taking ?

My first call was to Lancashire Police but they had no record of  Andreas Bauminis.

So I then called Merseyside Police but they had no record of him either.

And so I then call the CEOP press office but they could not find him. I explained that the evidence in the case included 20-minute ‘snuff’ video showing a 15-year-old girl being raped, strangled with a wire and apparently murdered before being wrapped in a plastic sheet and dragged out the room. She accepted that it was something that CEOP would be likely to look at but she didn’t know anything about the case.

Right, I thought, I better start from the beginning and check that the story was true and so I called Liverpool Crown Court where a lovely lady there confirmed that the court case had taken place and was true. I explained my dilemma but she had no record of which police force had been involved with this case. However, she did very helpfully suggest that I contact the regional CPS office.

I should just say that both the lady at Liverpool Crown Court and the lady at Merseyside/Cheshire CPS were extremely helpful and efficient.

The CPS did have a record of Andreas Bauminis and gave me a CPS reference number.

I then called Lancashire Police back and after once again asking about Andreas Bauminis who they still couldn’t find, I gave them the reference number the CPS had given me. Hey presto! They found him. They’d misspelt his name!

This raised altogether new concerns. Afterall, if Andreas Bauminis’ name had been spelled incorrectly on the arresting police force’s records, would his name be correctly spelled on the sex offenders register ?

After spending a minute correcting the spelling of Andreas Bauminis’ name on Lancashire Police’s records, I could now finally ask the question I’d originally set out to get an answer to. ‘What further action was being taken in the light of potential evidence of a murder being found when Andreas Bauminis’ home had been raided ?’

The lady in the press office didn’t know but did give me the telephone number of the police station in charge of the investigation.

So, I called them.

‘What further action was being taken in the light of potential evidence of a murder being found when Andreas Bauminis’ home had been raided ?’

The officer who took my call didn’t know but, she said, the officer in charge of the investigation would know. ‘Could I speak to him?’ He wasn’t there and so I gave my name, address, telephone number, and email to the police officer and asked if he could pass on my details to the officer in charge of the investigation so that he could call me back. (I never received a call back)

Undeterred, I called up CEOP once again. In the meantime someone at CEOP press office had looked up and found  Andreas Bauminis. As the newspaper report had suggested the UK investigation had begun after the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation had tipped of CEOP. CEOP had then identified Andreas Bauminis and passed the information on to Lancashire Police.

‘ And’, I asked, ‘What further action was being taken in the light of potential evidence of a murder being found when Andreas Bauminis’ home had been raided ?’

They didn’t know. Once CEOP had passed the information on to Lancashire Police it was their investigation. CEOP’s part had been played.

Didn’t they think that potentially evidence of a ‘snuff’ movie, probably filmed abroad, should have been fed back to CEOP ?

‘Probably, yes’, she replied.

And there you have it. CEOP is a fantastic idea but if it is to work efficiently in the interests of child protection it needs to be a great deal better resourced and act as a central hub which not only feeds information out to regional police forces but receives information back.

The system in the past has not been joined up and that has been part, though by no means not all, of the problems that led to a proliferation of child abuse in the 1970s, 1980’s, and 1990’s but the issues are not just historical. It is better than it was but it is still not properly joined up.


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Martin Allen & Vishal Mehrotra

I was struck by the similarity in dress between the artist’s impression of Martin Allen’s abductor and a description of a man seen with an Asian boy later on the afternoon of Vishal Mehrotra’s disappearance not far from the place where his remains would later be found.

Artists impression of Martin Allen and his abductor.



Sighting of a young Asian boy, possibly Vishal Mehrotra, and description of a man accompanying him. “6ft man dressed in Army-style combat jacket and matching cap.”


Vishal Mehrotra disappeared at around 2pm on the 29th July 1981. This sighting was at around 3:30pm at Beacon Hill on the South Downs not far from Rogate where Vishal Mehrotra’s remains were found 7 months after he disappeared.




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There Was A Time…


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Newsnight 25 Nov: Jim Gamble Talks About CEOP And ‘The Paedophile Next Door’

Jim Gamble, former head of CEOP, talks on Newsnight. Also includes Tom Simmons (CEOP), Emma Howard (ex CEOP) and Dr Sarah Goode.

CEOP so under-resourced that they have to share computers ? Shocking!

We’ve had to edit out the section of the program that showed a clip of last night’s Channel 4 Documentary ‘The Paedophile Next Door’  as it is restricted.


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John Allen Guilty On 26 Counts Of Child Abuse


John Allen

12 other counts are still being considered by the jury. At 73 years old I doubt John Allen will be free to walk the streets ever again. I hope that is some small consolation to his many victims.

A former children’s homes boss has been found guilty of 26 charges of sexually abusing youngsters in Wrexham.

John Allen, 73, of Needham Market, Suffolk, denies 40 counts of sexual abuse against 19 boys and one girl in the late 1960s up to the early 1990s.

The jury in his trial at Mold Crown Court started their deliberations last Wednesday. The trial began in October.

Allen has been found not guilty of two verdicts. The jury is still deliberating on 12 charges.

The case was adjourned for the rest of Wednesday.

The former hotelier and pop band manager ran 11 homes in the Wrexham area known as the Bryn Alyn Community.

BBC News


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The Colin Cope Two Step Guide To Cheating Justice


Colin Cope

1) Pretend you’re too sick to stand trial

2) Find yourself a gullible judge who’ll go along with it.

A former headmaster accused of sexually abusing five boys at an independent school enjoyed a remarkable return to health within months of a judge ruling that he was too ill to stand trial.

Alleged victims of offences by Colin Cope were stunned when a court ruled in 2009, when he was 78, that he could not receive a fair trial because physical and mental health problems meant that he did not know “what was going on” and would be unable to defend himself.

Eight months later, covertly filmed video footage obtained by The Times shows him telling jokes and reciting poetry while giving a public talk at his local church. He is also seen driving his car, carrying a table and climbing steep stairs while giving paying visitors a guided tour of his 18th-century National Trust home.

The boarding school where Mr Cope taught for 14 years subsequently paid £129,000 to settle a civil action by the five former pupils, now in their fifties. Three, waiving their right to anonymity, voiced outrage that no jury was allowed to hear evidence of the sexual crimes they claim to have suffered in the early 1970s at the junior school of Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton.

Court papers reveal that police officers who first arrested Mr Cope in 2006, during a criminal inquiry that led to him being charged with 11 sexual offences against children aged from 11 to 13, were said to be “deeply concerned” about Judge Robin Onions’ decision to block the prosecution.

In addition to evidence from the five alleged victims, there were witness statements from another four ex-pupils and a former teacher at the school, each claiming to have witnessed inappropriate conduct by Mr Cope towards young boys. He denied any wrongdoing.

There was a striking contrast between Mr Cope’s apparent physical and intellectual prowess, as displayed in the April 2010 video footage, and the evidence of the desperate state of his health presented in court by defence medical experts a few months earlier.

The Times


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Michael Shrimpton Found Guilty


Michael Shrimpton found guilty on two counts of ‘communicating false information’

The Shrimp has been potted!

Was there ever any doubt that this would be the outcome ?

This is what happens when you make the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond look like a complete imbecile.

For background read my take on the trial here- Michael Shrimpton: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Is the Shrimp Potty ?

Well, they do say that ‘a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.’

But a fool isn’t necessarily mentally unstable, a fool may just be naive.

However, after the majority guilty verdict Judge McCreath went for broke. After all what better way to put someone away for an indefinite period and completely discredit them than to get them sectioned under the Mental Health Act ?

He told Mr Shrimpton;

‘The sentence that I pass upon you will have to reflect that gravity of the conduct of which you have been convicted.

‘But if, as may be the case, there is some underlying reason for it, then it seems to me important that I be informed of that underlying reason and I am therefore minded to order that you undergo psychiatric examination.’

Daily Mail

Above and beyond the ludicrousness of this entire trial there is one point the authorities should reflect on while they congratulate themselves on a job well done. For Mr Shrimpton did pass on the information believing that it was genuine and while the same authorities are criticising Facebook for not passing information on that might have saved Lee Rigby’s life, and while they encourage the public in general to share their suspicions and alert the authorities about possible terror threats, they’ve just convicted a man who did just that.

The fault was not with Mr Shrimpton for passing on information that he believed to be true but with the then Secretary of Defence Philip Hammond for being a complete twat and not checking Mr Shrimpton out before putting the police and security services on full alert.

Is the lesson that the public should take away from this that we are in danger of being convicted for ‘communicating false information’ if we pass on to the authorities any suspicions we believe to be well founded but turn out to be false ?

You can’t have it both ways



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Tory MP defends UKIP paedophile jailed for child grooming

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UKIP!)

Both the Tories and the UKIP have been making political capital recently by linking Labour with the child grooming scandal in Rotherham.

So it must be a bit awkward for UKIP that one of their regional chairmen – Peter Entwistle – has just himself been jailed for grooming children, as well as possession of indecent images of children.

And I’d imagine it’s also a bit awkward for the Tory high command that one of their party’s MPs – Alistair Burt – wrote a letter to the court in support of Entwistle referencing the former Bury UKIP chairman’s “good character”.

So awkward in fact, probably best we keep this information to ourselves.


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A firebreak  is a gap in vegetation or other combustible material that acts as a barrier to slow or stop the progress of a bushfire or wildfire.

The world’s most expensive firebreak was created when the whole of Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco was dynamited to stop the spread of fire resulting from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.


It’s a dilemma that decision makers in the establishment face.

The VIP paedophile scandal goes right to the top, the very top. If left ‘unmanaged’ everything will be exposed but who to burn in order to  protect them from an inferno that leaves nothing? Too near the top and too powerful and it might become too hot at the very top, too far away and the rot will not be perceived dealt with by the public.

Decisions, decisions.


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In The National Interest


‘The National Interest’. It’s an interesting term, isn’t it ?

It is a term that is often misunderstood because the majority of the public have in their minds one definition of The Nation while those that are charged to safeguard the national interest have a subtly distinct understanding of what The Nation is.

In the case of the majority of us The Nation is a voluntary collective of citizens prepared to obey the law as a means to safeguard our mutual self-interest. We, as a society, recognise that there are both internal and external threats to our broadly peaceful way of life and The Nation is a glue that binds us together for our mutual protection. For this mutual protection we willingly relinquish absolute freedom which can only manifest itself in an anarchic state offering none of us security.

However, for those, who by definition are the establishment, charged with safeguarding the ‘National Interest’, The Nation is mistakenly conflated with The State and the establishment’s definition of The State ergo The Nation is ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors.’ and, by extension, all the mechanisms that sustain the monarchy in that position.

Every Member of Parliament pledges this Oath of Allegiance or Solemn Affirmation before he or she can sit “I…swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors, according to law. So help me God.”

Similar Oaths of Allegiance are pledged by members of the Lords, members of the Civil Service, members of the judiciary, members of the armed forces, the police, and the clergy.

For the record, I think we have a very good Queen and I think that a constitutional monarchy is as good a system of government as any and better than some. For the most part the interests of The State and those of The Nation are one and the same. If they were not then conflict between the two would have brought down The State, as it is now, long ago.

But sometimes the interests of The State and The Nation, as perceived by the majority of people, are not the same and because when these differences do occur they might lead to public disenchantment and in extremis a breakdown in public order, these rare examples must by necessity be kept secret.

Such is the example of establishment child abuse. By no reasonable definition of ‘National Interest’ can a cover-up be condoned. It is an essential tenet of our social contract that the most vulnerable in our society are those that need to be protected the most and children above all others are the most innocent and therefore most in need of this protection.

Only when the interests of The State, and the establishment mechanisms which sustain it, are jeopardised is it possible for such abhorrent and anti-social behaviour be covered-up by those charged with safeguarding the ‘National Interest’.

But let’s be clear, when this happens the power to protect the ‘National Interest’ has been misappropriated and those that do so, far from protecting The State, undermine in the eyes of the public The State and the establishment which sustains it.


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Spitting Image 11 June 1987: Tory Rent Boy Scheme

Many thanks to Setanta

Open secret.

Not posted as humour.


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Op Midland: Investigation Escalates After Two Former Police Officers Tell Of Untouchable VIP Paedophile Ring

According to Exaro News

Other former police officers are urged to come forward with any further information.


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This Is What A D-Notice Looks Like.

This is a genuine D-Notice, not complete, which was sent to the press on 07/06/2013 concerning Prism, the  electronic surveillance program.

Just so you know what they look like.

Private and Confidential: Not for publication, broadcast or use on social media.

Defence Advisory Notice

There have been a number of articles recently in connection with some of the ways in which the UK Intelligence Services obtain information from foreign sources.

Although none of these recent articles has contravened any of the guidelines contained within the Defence Advisory Notice System, the intelligence services are concerned that further developments of this same theme may begin to jeopardize both national security and possibly UK personnel…


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Two Newspaper Executives Claim Child Abuse D-Notices

This is something that needs to be dealt with.

Newspapers must have kept copies of D-Notices. They are written and they are not something lightly thrown away.

Two newspaper executives have told the Observer that their publications were issued with D-notices – warnings not to publish intelligence that might damage national security – when they sought to report on allegations of a powerful group of men engaging in child sex abuse in 1984. One executive said he had been accosted in his office by 15 uniformed and two non-uniformed police over a dossier on Westminster paedophiles passed to him by the former Labour cabinet minister Barbara Castle.

The other said that his newspaper had received a D-notice when a reporter sought to write about a police investigation into Elm Guest House, in southwest London, where a group of high-profile paedophiles was said to have operated and may have killed a child. Now it has emerged that these claims are impossible to verify or discount because the D-notice archives for that period “are not complete”.

Officials running the D-notice system, which works closely with MI5 and MI6 and the Ministry of Defence, said that files “going back beyond 20 years are not complete because files are reviewed and correspondence of a routine nature with no historical significance destroyed”.

The Guardian


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We Need Your Help !

The Needleteam are now getting a little angry.

We need your help.

You see the more we cross-reference recommended cottaging sites from with sexual assaults on children the more examples we find.

We’d like you to help us because there are too many for us to look at alone.

Here’s another example;

Oldham Town Square Shopping Centre

  • Crowd:All types. Students, Business Men, Builders, Oldies.
  • Directions:- If you are in either Spindles or Town Square Shopping centre find W H Smiths and facing the entrance is a door to the Car Park and also the toilets. If you park in the Town Square Shopping Centre Car Park, its on the floor just before the Shopping Level. So if you are on the shopping level go through the doors and down the set of stairs, you will see the stairs carry on down or you can go through a set of doors, go through there and the toilets are directly facing you.
  • Hours:It’s open the same times as the shops.
    Best times: Best times are week days from about 3pm onwards, but can be busy around dinner. Weekends all day usually quite busy, but not as busy as weekdays.
  • Cruising Info/ Tips:Go in the cubicle and do the usual stuff to make the guy know why you are there. You can also look under the partition to see if the guy is moving his feet closer to you etc.
    Cruisiest Spots: You can find action in the cubicles usually or at the .
  • Wheelchair Accessible:No
  • Warnings:Be careful of the security guards, you can hear them before they get into the toilets and if you are in the cubicles you will be ok. And usually its never the same security guard twice.

Cruising Gays

And the consequence ?


Matt Leigh Tyler

A man who subjected a boy to what police described as a “degrading sexual attack” in the toilets of a shopping centre has been jailed.

The 13-year-old boy was assaulted at Spindles Shopping Centre in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on 17 September.

Matt Leigh Tyler, 31, from Chadderton, denied two counts of rape but admitted sexual activity with a child under 15, a plea which the court accepted.

He was jailed for three and a half years at Manchester Crown Court.

BBC News

So, if you find any examples please email me:

Many thanks!


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Arndale Shopping Centre Toilets Are A Paedophile Haunt.


Enough is enough. It’s time this stops!

Too many children have been abused already and the authorities and Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester need to do something or more children will be abused.

Yesterday, John Richard Ferrier, 69, was given a life sentence after attacking a boy in the toilets, he was already on bail after being accused of raping another child when he carried out the attack.

This is not the first time that young boys have been attacked in the Arndale Shopping Centre toilets. I’ll provide other examples below but I want to make it clear that these are not unconnected isolated incidents, it is not a coincidence.

Because a website, , is advertising it as a hook up point for gay encounters. Men seeking out sex with other men and as a consequence innocent boys are being sexually abused.

New Manchester Arndale Toilets – CruisingGays…/toilets/33752-newmanchesterarndaletoilets/

19 Aug 2014 – Toilets are quite new so please do not turn these toilets into a complete mess like others in the city centre if we’re discreete this place has …

Here’s another advert for Eastbourne.

Arndale Centre Eastbourne Toilets End Two Cubicles…/toilets/47262-ArndaleCentreEastbourneToilets

Arndale Centre Eastbourne Toilets End Two Cubicles at Off Terminus Road (huge cant miss it!), Visit CruisingGays for hookup, photos and a map of Toilelts, .

 Here are a list of attacks at the Arndale Shopping Centre toilets.


A 70-year-old man has been jailed after he raped an 11-year-old boy who was at the Arndale Centre in Manchester.

John Richard Ferrier, from Wigan, was found guilty of rape and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of eight years.

Ferrier approached the boy in the toilets. When the boy refused to go into a cubicle with him, he dragged him in and raped him.

ITV News


A PROLIFIC paedophile who was jailed indefinitely for assaulting a young boy in the Arndale shopping centre could be freed after serving just ONE year.

John Francis Kennedy, 46, of Landers Court, Miles Platting, received an indefinite term of imprisonment for public protection.

The sentence – reserved for dangerous offenders – was almost identical to a life term and meant Kennedy would not be freed until he could convince the Parole Board it was safe to do so.

Manchester Evening News


A boy was raped at a department store in Manchester after being taken from a lift by two men, police have said.

The 14-year-old had been going to the toilets in the Arndale Centre, near the entrance of Aldi and Subway, when he was approached by the men.

After threatening the boy, they led him to a nearby Debenhams, where one of them assaulted him in a toilet.

BBC News


The incident took place at around 2pm on 6 July in the shopping centre’s public toilets.

It is thought the man was already in the toilet when the victim – another man – walked in.

Detective Constable Mark Postlethwaite said: “The man in the picture may have some vital information to help with our investigation.

“The victim, a 19-year-old man, was left extremely shaken by the incident and it is important that we identify the person responsible for the assault as soon as possible.”

Accrington Observer


POLICE are hunting a pervert who tried to assault a young boy inside the public toilets on the Arndale Centre car park.

The attack happened last Tuesday at around 4pm as the boy, who is aged 12, went into the toilets during a trip into the town centre.

Police believe the man was planning to carry out a sex assault on the boy but fortunately he managed to struggle free and ran away. Officers are now appealing for help to catch the would-be sex offender before he strikes again.

Accrington Observer

In what universe is this acceptable ?
In my view, if anyone advertises a location as a cottaging hook up point, they should be prosecuted themselves if a child is raped or sexually abused as a consequence.


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