Monthly Archives: March 2015

The ‘Holy Trinity’ Paedophile Ring


Police search Tattingstone, Suffolk 1967

Sometimes investigating historic child sexual abuse is a bit like tugging at a loose end of a knitted jumper. You begin to pull a strand of wool and slowly, inevitably, more comes away until you’re left with the component parts of a forgotten scandal. Such was the case this weekend when, following an email from a reader (SM), the Needleteam began to look into what has become known as the ‘Tattingstone suitcase murder’ .

The case of the murder of Bernard Oliver, 17, whose dismembered body was found in two suitcases in the village of Tattingstone in Suffolk in 1967, is unsolved and because the main suspects are both now dead, it will likely remain so, but it was the identifying of those two suspects, Dr Martin Reddington and Dr John Byles, and the tracing of the history of at least some of their offending which led us  to the ‘Holy Trinity Paedophile Ring’.  This was a group of professionals that in 1975 stood trial at Leeds Crown Court and were found guilty of the sexual abuse of young boys including abuse within the Holy Trinity church, Huddersfield, and the trade in child sexual abuse images to Copenhagen and Amsterdam.


The Holy Trinity church, Huddersfield

We uncovered further evidence that offenders will often re-offend and reveal that one member of the Holy Trinity paedophile ring has only recently avoided justice for abhorrent crimes abroad because he claims to have dementia.

There are also links to possible child murders and that is why we are sharing this with you now because we know that there are some great researchers out there and perhaps possible witnesses who might as a result contact us and help us to complete the picture, so we’ll include most of the related newspaper cuttings we have at the bottom of this post.

It is probably easiest to start with the trial at Leeds Crown Court. On the 9th June 1975 three men stood trial on charges of indecently assaulting boys aged between 9 and 14 and conspiracies to contravene the Sexual Offences Act, the Obscene Publications Act and the Post Office Act. They were the Rev John Poole, vicar at the Holy Trinity Church, Raymond Varley, a former child care worker, and Clive Wilcock, a school teacher. Two other men named during the proceedings were missing.  They were Dr John Byles and a Mr Jack Nicholls. More on Dr Byles later but we need to say that we’ve not been able to identify Jack Nicholls.

The crux of the allegations was that the 5 men named above had used the vicarage as a base to abuse young boys and had taken photographs of the sexual abuse.  Some of the pictures were then sold to pornographic magazines in Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Some of the sexual abuse took place in the church and in the crypt. On one occasion the Rev Poole had presided over a ‘wedding’ which resulted in acts of  gross indecency taking place before the church altar. The likelihood is that these crimes were photographed.

The Rev Poole, Raymond Varley and Clive Wilcock were all found guilty of offences.

Dr John Byles, who along with Dr Martin Reddington, was identified as one of the prime suspects in the ‘suitcase murder’ of Bernard Oliver in 1967, had evaded justice. At some point during the police inquiries into the Holy Trinity paedophile ring, he had run off to Australia.  On the 17th December 1974 he was arrested in Melbourne. His friend, Dr Martin Reddington, who had previously fled abroad to escape similar allegations of gross indecency against a minor, was on hand to help and posted bail for Dr Byles. On the 27th December Dr Byles failed to attend an extradition hearing and on January 19th 1975 his body was found at the Proserpine Hotel in Queensland. Dr Byles had committed suicide. Three notes were found in the hotel room, one to his family, one to Scotland Yard, and the third to Dr Martin Reddington. Frustratingly for the police, none of the notes contained a confession.

The complicity in very serious crimes, including possible child murders, by Dr Byles and Dr Reddington appears to have been suspected by British police. In 1963 Dr Byles, who is described in newspaper reports as a ‘Kensington Doctor’, had stood trial along with a marketing executive called Mr James Halsall  for the sexual abuse of a boy and in 1967 it seems likely that the police believed that Dr John Byles was one of two men thought to have been seen talking to Michael John Trower, aged 14, of Hove on the day he went missing and who the police wanted to talk to following the discovery of the boy’s body. Brian Field, after his conviction in 2001 for the 1968 murder of Roy Tutill was suspected by the police of involvement in the murder of Michael Trower, however Trower’s murder remains unsolved.

What we know for sure is that Dr Byles was described in his absence at Leeds Crown Court during the ‘Holy Trinity’ trial as an “evil man” and ringleader in the network of pornography.

Dr Martin Reddington is harder to trace. According to the Ipswich Star who viewed the ‘suitcase murder’ files held by Suffolk police, Reddington had fled to South Africa in 1965 after a warrant had been issued for his arrest for buggery and indecent assault of males. In 1977 he was recognised as one of three men owning the distinctive P.V.A suitcases used in the murder of Bernard Oliver and that, along with Dr Byles, he was wanted for questioning with regards to the murder in London of a boy which took place around 1973. (We have been unable to identify this child murder in London and would be particularly grateful for any help with that.) We know also that in 1977 he was arrested in Australia for indecently assaulting an Australian boy around 1973.

Despite the fact that the police wanted to talk to him regarding very serious sexual crimes and even murder, Dr Reddington seems to have flitted back and forth between Australia and the UK where he died in Surrey in 1995.


Raymond Varley

Of the original three men convicted in 1975 for their part in the ‘Holy Trinity paedophile ring’ one name, Raymond Varley, might seem familiar. Varley, who was described during the Holy Trinity trial as having already had a previous conviction for indecency with a boy, had pleaded guilty in 1975 and was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment. He appears to have offended and been convicted once again in the early 1980s before becoming an English tutor in Albania, Serbia, and then Thailand.

Raymond Varley is wanted by the Indian authorities in connection with his involvement in child abuse in Goa. For information on Varley’s involvement with Dr Freddie Peats and that sickening child abuse and exploitation episode read HERE

An extradition application by the Indians failed because poor Mr Raymond Varley at the tender age of just 63 has ‘dementia’  and it would be “unjust” and “oppressive” to return him to India for trial. (Sound familiar ?)

No wonder the Indian authorities are pissed off.

The Times 17th September 1963


The Times 11th November 1963


‘Suitcase Murder’ 1967





Michael John Trower Murder January 1967 



Roy Tutill Murder November 2001

A 65-year-old farm labourer from the Midlands has been jailed for life for the murder, 33 years ago, of schoolboy Roy Tutill.

The 14-year-old was abducted, raped and strangled in 1968 as he hitch-hiked to his Surrey home from school so he could save his bus fare to pay for a new bicycle.

Divorced Brian Field, from Solihull, West Midlands, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the 33-year-old murder – thought to be the longest period between a crime being committed and solved.

BBC News

The Holy Trinity paedophile ring 1975








Dr John Byles’s death in Australia from The Age, January 1975


Dr Martin Reddington in Australia 1977



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The Bishop Of Stepney, Trevor Huddleston



The Bishop of Stepney, Trevor Huddleston

Q ~ What do you do when an Anglican Bishop is found to be sexually abusing young boys ?

A ~ Cover it up and move the problem as far away as possible.

Luckily the Establishment have plenty of ways of achieving this. So when in 1974 the Bishop of Stepney, Trevor Huddleton, then a shortlisted candidate to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was accused of sexually abusing young boys at his house, 400 Commercial Road, London E1, it posed few problems.

Interviewed by police at the time over the sexual abuse of four boys, Huddleston told ­officers: “I sat them on my lap, touched their ­bottoms and pinched them but there is nothing indecent.”

Nothing indecent ?

Yet the description on the file relating to this case at The National Archives alludes to accusations of “gross indecency with young boys”.

But there is no need to worry as far as the Establishment are concerned because as we have explained before HERE  following Leo Abse MP’s amendment to the Sexual Offences Act 1967 and the 1968 Appeal Court judgement, Regina V Robert Charles Angell, every allegation of homosexual paedophilia had to get the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) before proceeding.


Sir Norman Skelhorn

The DPP and paedophile gatekeeper at the time was Sir Norman Skelhorn, who a few years before had helpfully ensured that allegations of ‘gross indecency’ related to Cambridge House against Cyril Smith had been dropped was again on hand to rescue the Bishop of Stepney, declaring that doing so was “for the public good”.

Public good, or Establishment good ? It certainly doesn’t seem to have been a decision taken in the interests of local children and parents.

However, that still left the thorny problem with what to do with a paedophile Bishop but fortunately, the Anglican Church is worldwide. You can almost imagine the church’s hierarchy wracking their collective brains until suddenly an opportunity presented itself and he was packed off to become the Bishop of Mauritius in the middle of the Indian Ocean.


It is unknown if any allegations have been made regarding the then Bishop of Mauritius before his retirement in 1983 but what I think is clear is that it was entirely irresponsible of the Church of England to send Trevor Huddleton there knowing that there were serious allegations of sexual impropriety hanging over him.


As a footnote I thought I’d add that Peter Mandelson described Bishop Trevor Huddleston as “one of the most inspiring people of my life.” The Bishop of Stepney seems to have been something of a father figure in the young Peter’s life. He helped organise Mandelson’s gap year stay in Tanzania and even paid for his board and lodging.


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‘Hurt’ Johnny Cash


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Hampstead, McKenzie Friends, And Terence Ewing

I really don’t know how far I need to go before a large number of misguided people will let go of the Hampstead ‘Satanic’ Hoax. Not far enough yet judging by the comments left on the last article.

So, here is something to make you think.

With acknowledgement to Camden Council Lords Of The Manner Blog

The Association of McKenzie Friends are the group ‘supporting’ Ella Draper and Abraham Christie, who along with Sabine McNeill are wanted for questioning by police in relation to allegations of harassment and child abuse connected to the Hampstead Satanic Hoax.


ewing and friends

Belinda McKenzie, Terence Ewing, and Sabine McNeill


Keith Hammerton and Roger Gleaves

Keith Hammerton and Roger Gleaves are both convicted paedophiles.

And both happen to be former business partners of Terence Ewing  advisor for ‘The Association of McKenzie Friends’

Terence Ewing and Keith Hammerton- Euston Trust

Terence Ewing and Roger Gleaves- Mephistopheles Debt Collection Service

Terence Ewing, having been described by a high court judge as “unattractive and indicative of a lack of personal integrity and honesty”, is banned from taking a civil action in England and Wales unless he has the permission of a High Court judge. (BBC News)

I’m sure that many will think that this proves nothing other than that Terence Ewing has an extremely poor taste when selecting business partners.

However, call me old fashioned but I do believe that it is extremely unethical and potentially illegal for ‘The Association of McKenzie Friends’ to seek to sell “video evidence”, “interviews with victims of child trafficking”, and “documentation regarding child abuse”.


John Hemming MP withdrew as patron of The Association of McKenzie Friends on 22nd January 2015.

Despite trying I have been unable to reach Austin Mitchell MP to ascertain whether he is still a patron of this group.


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Three Further IPCC CSA Investigations Regarding The Met.

And a further 6 referrals being assessed.


Mar 26, 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to manage a further three investigations detailing allegations of corruption in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in relation to child sex offences dating from the 1970s to the 2000s.

This is in addition to the 14 referrals announced on 16 March. All relate to allegations about:

  • Suppressing evidence;
  • Hindering or halting investigations;
  • Covering up the offences because of the involvement of members of parliament and police officers

These three referrals are:

1)      Allegation that a child abuse investigation in central London gathered evidence against MP’s, judges, media entertainers, police, actors, clergy and others.  The file was submitted to start proceedings against those identified and two months later an officer was called in by a senior MPS officer and told to drop the case.

2)      Allegation about police actions during a child abuse investigation in the 1980s.

3)      A related allegation about the same investigation.

The IPCC is also assessing a further six referrals it has received from the MPS relating to similar matters.


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Three Wanted In Hampstead Harassment Case.


Ella Draper, Abraham Christie, and Sabina McNeill

News today from the Ham & High reporting that Ella Draper, mother of two young children who can only be identified as P and Q, her partner Abraham Christie, and their ‘supporter’ Sabine McNeill are among those wanted for questioning by the police in connection to allegations of harassment and child abuse.

This follows findings published online  HERE  by Mrs Justice Pauffley.

The ludicrous allegations of a Satanic Cult which half of Hampstead seem to have been accused of being part of, a cult that wore babies’ skulls, drank the blood of babies, and the members of which all wore specially designed shoes made of baby skin made by the owner of a local shoe repair shop, has led to the harassment and abuse of those named online.

If I’m honest, I can see only one thing that remotely resembles a ‘cult’ and that is the slavish, brainwashed, and irresponsible following online of those that refuse to accept that they’ve been hoodwinked.

Only last week a website appeared purporting to be connected to those who have promulgated and perpetuated these appalling lies, on it ‘supporters’ were invited to donate money and “select a perk”.


When Mrs Justice Pauffley wrote in her findings, “Those who have posted material identifying the children have done so with flagrant disregard for their welfare interests”… “Only those with prurient or unhealthy curiosity will take steps to identify the children.” some took umbrage.

But let me ask you, what exactly do you think is being offered for sale here for $10,000 ?

Of course, we’ve been here before. There are many similarities between this and the Hollie Greig Hoax. 

And why should there not be when some of those involved in that travesty are also involved in this ?

The Hollie Greig hoax is still ongoing despite the intervention of the authorities. It has been going on for over 6 years with a devastating effect on the lives of those falsely alleged to have been involved.

The children, P and Q, are eight and nine years old. If you genuinely care about their welfare then please don’t let them grow up at the centre of a sensationalist hoax.

Mrs Justice Pauffley also said in her findings that “My faith in humanity indicates that the overwhelming majority of individuals will do nothing because they, like me, have no interest in inflicting further harm.”

I hope her faith is vindicated.


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Pickled Opinions

It is almost 18 months since The Right Honourable Eric Pickles MP,  Minister of State for Communities and Local Government told Kendall House CSA survivor and victim of appalling care home drugging, Teresa Cooper, to “Adjust you medication.”

Now those girls have gone on to have children of their own; children who were born with a range of birth defects.

Teresa Cooper was one of those girls. She arrived at Kendall House in Kent at the age of 14. Over the 32 months she was there, she was given medication at least 1,248 times – cocktails of 11 different drugs.

BBC News

Listen to confrontation below

Following this inappropriate exchange Teresa Cooper received this strange and threatening letter.


Most of the media were very sympathetic to Teresa and recognised the inappropriateness of Mr Pickle’s remarks but one online news outlet took a different perspective.

Speaking at the conclusion of the Conservative party conference yesterday, Pickles told he had a “long history with that particular constituent”.

“Her behaviour was utterly unreasonable,” he explained.

“She recorded me surreptitiously. I was giving genuine advice… and her reaction was to do 50 tweets and broadcast it to the world.

“I’m very sympathetic with her, she has a difficult life. But she makes a number of serious allegations about people and I think, it’s very important she puts that allegation in writing and she puts her name to it.”

He claimed Cooper had denied all knowledge of making an initial statement to his office.

I’m sure that unique angle on the story wasn’t at all influenced by the fact that a major shareholder in Adfero Media Ltd which owns is Windsor’s Member of Parliament, Adam Afriyie MP  one of Eric Pickle’s Conservative colleagues in the Commons….




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Solicitor-General : Clause 2 OSA : 23rd Feb

House of Commons  23rd February 2015 – Serious Crime Bill.

This is the Solicitor-General’s response to the Clause 2 OSA amendment proposed by John Mann earlier in the session


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John Mann MP: Official Secrets Act: Clause 2: HoC 23rd Feb

John Mann at House of Commons speaking for his Clause 2 amendment proposal for the Official Secrets Act during the Serious Crime Bill session 23rd February 2015

New clause 2—Official Secrets Act 1989 (additional defence)—

(1) The Official Secrets Act 1989 is amended as follows—
(2) After section 8, insert—

“(8A) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under any provision of this Act to prove that he knew, or had reasonable cause to believe, that the information, document or article disclosed was—

(a) germane to an official investigation of, or inquiry into, historic child abuse, and
(b) provided only to an officer of such an investigation or inquiry.”’


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The BBC Panorama ‘Hatchet Job’


I want to start by talking about 3 men.

All are connected to Operation Fairbank

The first has been identified online as a ‘rent boy’ and having been ‘trafficked to Amsterdam’

This is completely untrue. He was sexually abused as a young boy but he was never a ‘rent boy’ and he was never ‘trafficked to Amsterdam’ yet still his name is circulated by some making these false and hurtful allegations.

I believe the second man was also sexually abused as a child. He has never spoken to the MSM. “The media aren’t interested in me telling them that what is being said is untrue. That isn’t a story for them and so there is no point.”, he explained to me.

The third man may have been sexually abused as a child but it is impossible to tell because he has been reported in the press as claiming to have been involved in so many paedophilic incidents involving celebrities that are certainly untrue and so it is difficult to know where exactly the truth ends and the sensationalist lies begin.

It’s all very messy isn’t it ?

Now, I genuinely have no idea what BBC Panorama are looking at. I’ve had very limited contact with Alistair Jackson which has been restricted to requests for a few facts (nothing not already published on The Needle). I’ve never talked to him and he has never asked me to ‘debunk’ anything or criticise anyone but about a month ago I was forwarded an email. The email first suggested that BBC Panorama were set to do a “hatchet job” on the Alternative media. It was quite obvious to me that the people involved had had far more contact with Alistair Jackson and this project than I had ever had.

The email urged those within the Alternative Media to not engage with Panorama. It was a rally cry but as the people this message had come from had been in part responsible for much of the disinformation online regarding related subjects, I didn’t feel very inclined to join the fray. Which made it all the more surprising for me when I read the Exaro News story on the same topic. HERE

It is a fairly empty story. I noted, as will others, the trigger’ phrases, ‘BBC Newsnight’ , ‘Jimmy Savile’, ‘debunk’, and ‘David Aaronovitch’ (who incidentally has never heard of the project), ‘Charter Review’. Note also the tried and tested ploy of playing one BBC journalist, who I could name investigating Operation Midland, and other BBC Journalists.

The article is all very clumsy once you know what to look at and the purpose is clear. Exaro don’t want scrutiny of some vocal ‘sources’ and independent analysis of the story and they are hoping to put pressure on the BBC to pull the documentary.

Naturally, observers will ask themselves why that is.

For my part I welcome scrutiny. Truth needs exposing but it never needs defending as it can stand on its own two feet. I look forward to the programme and I’ll freely criticise any assertion I disagree with yet welcome new information and insights.



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” You can’t harm me. My best friend is the Director of Public Prosecutions.” (traditional)

Many thanks to Anon.




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The Consequence Of Leo Abse MP’s Amendment To ‘The Sexual Offences Act 1967′

leo abse mp

Leo Abse MP


As a direct consequence of Leo Abse MP’s amendment to The Sexual Offences Act 1967, in 1968 Robert Charles Angel, then aged 59, despite having pleaded guilty to buggering a 9 year old boy was released from prison on appeal because the DPP had not been consulted before prosecution.

Effectively, Leo Abse MP’s amendment to The Sexual Offences Act 1967 ensured that no case of homosexual paedophilia could proceed without the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

In theory, if the ‘right’ man had the job, the DPP could become the paedophile’s gatekeeper.

All cases of Homosexual paedophilia were no longer subject of the general law but now had to pass through the hands of one man.







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Leo Abse MP’s Amendment To ‘The Sexual Offences Act 1967’

Leo Abse MP

Leo Abse MP

The Sexual Offences Act 1967



The Times July 5th 1967




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BOSS , Blackmail, And The Paedophile MP

All stories are from The Times archive unless stated otherwise.

Mr Andre Thorne

11th March 1976
13th May 1976
17th May 1976
Ministers from the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are expected to meet today to discuss allegations that an official of the South African Embassy may have been involved in a smear attempt on a British politician. The allegations were contained in a report in The Guardian on Saturday. A dossier has been sent to the Home Office. It was learnt last night that Mr Paul Rose, Labour MP for Manchester, Blackley, is hoping this week to see Sir Harold Wilson, who recently stated that ” overseas anti-democratic forces have conspired for years to undermine the political position of individuals and parties who have opposed apartheid “. Mr Rose, who has made allegations over recent months of South African attempts to discredit British politicians, said last night that he had been asked by Sir Harold to discuss with him the whole question of the campaign. He added: ” There will be more allegations of this kind following shortly involving men who have been members of the Government. There is a whole gigantic Boss (South African Bureau for State Security) operation in this country and it has to be flushed out” Anonymous letter: An anonymous, undated letter purporting to come from Johannesburg and addressed to Sir Harold contains a description of an alleged South African plot to discredit Liberal and left-wing Labour MPs. The letter begins: I am writing an behalf of one of the many groups of people of all races, who are trying to get political freedom for South Africa.” It alleges that a plan was devised to flood the market with diamonds worth 2,000 million Rand ” without upsetting the market value “. Two South African diamond mines would then have been blown up to create an artificial shortage and cause panic buying on world markets.
18th May 1976
19th May 1976

20th May 1976

By Staff Reporters. The story of the alleged South African “smear” campaign against the Liberal Party assumed bizarre proportions yesterday after the latest “spy” to offer evidence turned out to be man with a previous jail sentence and a “Walter Mitty” reputation. Mr Frederick Cheeseman, who told Liberals that he was a lieutenant-colonel and had proof of plans by the South African security service to disrupt the party, told the Daily Express that he had made up the story to “build an image to improve the standard of living of my wife and family”. He lives on unemployment benefit in a tiny Kent village, where he is waiting for a council house. Mr Cheeseman did visit Pretoria, on September 5, 1974, when he asked Major-General Fiendrik van den Bergh, head of the Bureau of State Security (BOSS), for a job. General van den Bergh yesterday denied showing him any dossiers on Liberal Party members and said that he was not even considered for a job. Mr Cheeseman, a dapper man, aged 51, married with four children, was sentenced at Dover Magistrates’ Court in 1966 to a total of 12 months’ imprisonment on being convicted of obtaining a £740 car and £178 in cash by false pretences. He asked for 22 offences to be considered. The court was told that he had served in the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the United States Air Force. In the Daily Express today Mr Cheeseman is quoted as saying that he had given himself the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the United States Air Force three years ago because he was down on his luck and wanted respect from neighbours. The highest rank he ever held was staff sergeant in the former United States Army Air Corps. ” The bubble got so big I had to go through with it’, he said. ” I was the victim of circumstance.” All the Services have denied any knowledge of Mr Cheeseman. Always a curious spectacle in the village of Bonnington, near Ashford, he became a source of amusement in public houses on Tuesday night when the local people saw him on BBC television describing himself as an intelligence agent. Yesterday the South African embassy in London demanded a retraction from the BBC and promised further action. A statement from the BBC replied: “We have good reason to believe that Mr Cheeseman’s allegations were worth drawing to the attention of the public and the competent authorities.” The BBC had significantly dropped the ” lieutenant- colonel” and by last night the Daily Express representative who had barricaded himself in described Mr Cheeseman’s cottage, where money is owed on the rent, had given the whole thing up and disappeared. Yesterday Sir Robert Mark, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, was understood to be in possession of documents handed to Mr David Steel, the Liberal MP, by Mr Cheeseman. Scotland Yard said inquiries were being made through Kent County Constabulary head- quarters at Maidstone. But detectives there said they had no plans to interview Mr Cheeseman. The Liberals, who on Tuesday believed that they had evidence to support their suspicions that the Bureau of State Security in Pretoria was plotting against them, were a little less buoyant yesterday. Mr Steel admitted that the evidence was slender and thought that it was not the role of the Liberal Party to investigate it but that they should pass it on to the security services. The party had to be on its guard against eccentrics, he said. There had been dozens of calls from people who said they had information, and each call had to be checked. “We follow them up; we do not let them drop; but none of them proved worth spending much time on.” The South African Embassy was aggrieved about the whole affair, particularly in the aftermath of its quarrel with The Guardian over other “smear” allegations which led to the recall of one of its staff at the embassy on Tuesday. An official said: “I do not want to comment on the smear campaign against us and the evidence they plant against us . . . but how would you interpret Cheeseman ? “Obviously rumours are rife at the moment and the BBC took Cheeseman rather seriously. They will have to climb down. There is no evidence of any kind against South Africa and I challenge anyone to come forward with documentary proof.” He pointed out that the embassy was relatively “open” and that accounted for.the fact that a reporter from The Guardian and a man who later said he had a pornographic film featuring a politician were allowed to make representations in the first place. ” I might receive a telephone call from an Italian “, he said. ” He might say, ‘ I have a movie you might be interested in.’ We might see it and it might turn out to be a tourist movie. Any- one can turn up at the embassy or phone and say: ‘I Want to see such and such a person.’ It is an open place.” Mrs Mary Stainsby, a widow aged 74, who lets a cottage to the Cheeseman family, spoke last night of their strange behaviour. She said she often took tele- phone calls from people asking for Colonel Cheeseman “and I noticed Mr Cheeseman changed his accent sometimes when he took the calls”. She said he was always impeccably dressed. He usually carried a briefcase and often smoked a cigar, even when he went to collect his social security money. Mrs Stainsby said she recognized her neighbour when she heard the news of Mr Cheeseman’s activities. Mrs Cheeseman, she added, was a daughter of a local man and came to the cottage first in December, 1966, with their two children. Mr Cheeseman joined them in August, 1967, and there were now four children: Jonathan, aged 12, Sarah, aged 11, Sally, aged nine, and Julia, aged seven. Mrs Stainsby said she charged £6 a week for the cottage but the Cheesemans stopped paying rent in October, 1974, and notice to quit was served on them in February last year. She said she remembered Mr Cheeseman working for about 11 months in a local factory making plastic bags. Mr Cheeseman’s wife, Jane, obviously upset and nervous, said she knew nothing. about her husband’s connexion with South Africa until she heard it on the news and later read about it in the morning newspapers. She did, however, know that her husband. was interested in a job of some sort.

21st May 1976



24th May 1976

The Prime Minister is to be asked to make an official apology to the South African government in the aftermath of controversy involving members of the Liberal Party. Mr Patrick Wall, Conservative MP for Haltemprice, said yesterday that he would table a question asking for the apology now that the allegations had turned out to be false. He will also ask Mr Jenkins, the Home Secretary, to conduct an inquiry into the circumstances of what he describes as atteripts to discredit South Africa. The allegations reached bizarre proportions when Mr Andre Thorne, aged 20, who said that South African Embassy officials approached him about an alleged pornographic film featuring a British politician, said in The Sunday People yesterday that he had lied about the whole story. The disclosure came after an admission earlier that ” Lieutenant-Colonel ” Fredrick Cheeseman had hoaxed the BBC when he maintained on television that he had seen South African intelligence dossiers on leading Liberal politicians Mr Wall is making his demand amid growing challenges from MPs to Mr Callaghani and Sir Harold Wilson, who have consistently maintained that they have evidence of the existence of a smear campaign by the South Africans, to produce it. Mr Wall said: “‘Cheeseman and Thorne proved false and I would blame Sir Harold Wilson for starting all this. He has produced no evidence at all. Mr Peter Preston. editor of The Guardian, which first published Mr Thorne’s allegations, denied yesterday that his newspaper had been hoaxed. He said: ” We have made it clear repeatedly and from the very first that we attached no credence whatsoever to anything that Andre Thorne told us.” The newspaper’s original report and reports since then ”

4th Feb 1977
31st Dec 1979

From 1998

British expat Andre Stephen Thorne, 39, was arrested and charged with child molesting for his alleged sexual relations with minors.
The Police Squad to Monitor International Criminal Activity, during their uncover operations designed to stamp out foreign pedophiles, tracked down Thorne to his residence at Pattaya Land and House in Banglamung.
Upon searching Thorne’s house, officers found 4 Thai males, ages 23, 11, and two 8-year-old boys.

Photo: British expat Andre Stephen Thorne, 39, was arrested and charged with child molesting for his alleged sexual relations with minors.

The younger boys slept while police searched the house. Officers later awakened them and took them to the Banglamung Police Station.
The 23 year old told police that he had been living with Thorne for four years. He said the other boys moved in to the house a month ago. Thorne told the boys they would receive proper food and a good education.
The 23-year-old continued, giving police details of Thorne’s alleged sexual relationship with the boys.
After hearing the boys’ and Thorne’s testimony, police charged the English national with ‘molesting children under the age of 13’. This charge is valid even if the child was a willing participant.
Thorne flatly denied all charges. He has been remanded to custody and awaits due process of the law.
The 23-year-old man was held as a witness.
In the past 6 months the police have stepped-up their efforts to stamp out foreign pedophiles, with many arrests during this period.
Police hope this will serve as a warning to others abusing children in Pattaya.

Pattaya News



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Happy Birthday GLO !

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GLO is two years old today.

‘Operation Greenlight’ was established after our attention was drawn to extensive reports of abuse at numerous care homes and institutions spanning decades. As we started to catalogue them, several survivors contacted us. With their help, we were able to locate and research more locations.

Two years ago, we’d become aware of about 200 care homes and institutions implicated in child sexual abuse. We had also identified around 25 police operations related to CSA.

At the time we were staggered that there were so many.

The scale seemed appalling, and became the motivation to establish an easy to use visual and intuitive research resource that enabled access to a wealth of publicly available information.

GLO‘ was the result.

GLO was established to try to build a clearer picture of CSA and alert others to the scale of institutional sexual abuse of children. By increasing public awareness we believe that current and future children will be better protected.
The revelation that Savile had been a predatory peadophile for over 50 years and escaped justice had created a change in public mood. But although child sexual abuse was no longer a subject to be ignored, it was still far from easy to access good information.

We didn’t want the issue of CSA to be swept under the carpet again, just because of the lack of access to relevant information.

Today, GLO contains details and reports of over 700 care homes, schools, and institutions where children were abused and failed by both the individuals who were trusted to look after them, and the System. We have also identified over 200 Police Operations related to child abuse.

We now realize the scale of child abuse is much larger, and much deeper than we had first ever imagined. The more we look back into historical reports, the more we can see that injustices occurred.

History can be a great teacher, but only if we are able to fully access it.

GLO was designed to just be simple and easy to use visual research for the information on Needle, but it has exceeded our expectations. From its small beginnings, GLO now contains nearly 9,000 pages of information, numerous reports, and over 6,000 URL links to both mainstream news and official documents. Over the past two years its had over 15,000 user activations – an average of 20 per day.


Click here to use GLO


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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious apartheid-era intelligence agency Boss

Sunday 22 March 2015

A botched attempt by South African intelligence to blackmail Cyril Smith over his sexual abuse of boys may have helped the politician escape justice.

British police became aware of the plot in the mid-1970s while questioning a man over an art theft. He was subsequently convicted for possession of stolen goods.

The individual, who cannot be named, told police he had film footage of Smith sexually abusing boys. Detectives established that the man had links with the South African embassy in London and appeared to be working on behalf of Boss, the notorious apartheid-era intelligence agency, which was attempting to undermine Liberal MPs and others they regarded as unsympathetic to the regime.

Malicious rumours were also circulated about the private lives of former prime ministers Harold Wilson (right) and Edward Heath (left), as well as the former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe.

A senior source, speaking last night under condition of anonymity, revealed that in the event, Special Branch found the man had no credible evidence of Smith abusing children. The individual escaped prosecution for attempted blackmail and no action was taken against Smith. Subsequent allegations against the Liberal politician were either not proven or intentionally buried. “It isn’t clear if there was a deliberate cover-up or not,” said the source, “but after the South African episode, it seems that those who knew about it would have been inclined to dismiss claims against Smith as merely part of ‘that politically motivated South African nonsense’.”

The development comes after police were accused of dropping a subsequent investigation into Smith, seemingly under pressure from senior figures, heightening suggestions of a high-level conspiracy.

Independent on Sunday 22/03/15


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Brain Damage – Eclipse

The Friday Night Song


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Internet campaign about satanic cult at Hampstead school was ‘fantasy’ says judge

I’m going to take the unusual step of quoting a news article in full, my apologies to the Ham & High but I know that many of those that Judge Mrs Justice Pauffley has criticised read The Needle, though no material was ever published here,  I feel that republishing in full the article is the responsible thing to do.

Let me say that I support Judge Mrs Justice Pauffley’s comments 100%.

There are never circumstances where the public release of personal, sensitive, and highly confidential information regarding young children is appropriate and anyone who has a genuine interest in child safeguarding will join me in condemning what has happened.

Those responsible have jeopardised all the hard work by campaigners against institutional Child Sexual Abuse and the many sacrifices of genuine survivors and they have put extremely sensitive and identifying information into the public domain which may further upset and harm those two young children as they grow up and that is in itself a form of child abuse.

Please reflect on that.

Two young children, now in care, who had been forced to take part in the “baseless” campaign had their innocence stolen by their mother and her partner, top Family Division judge Mrs Justice Pauffley ruled.

She was giving a fact finding judgment in care proceedings brought by the London Borough of Barnet involving two children, aged nine and eight, who were said to be at the centre of the cult’s abuse.

The judge said that in September last year “lurid allegations of the most serious kind” were drawn to the attention of the Metropolitan Police suggesting the children were part of a large group of children abused by the satanic cult.

The children’s father was said to be the leader of the cult and teachers and a priest were said to be members.

Both children – who can only be identified as P and Q – are now in care.

She said the children had been forced to lie about their alleged abuse by the “cult” by their mother and her partner.

The children themselves had been repeatedly named on the internet with their pictures and film clips.

But the judge said: “My sense was that the children, for the most part, were in the realms of fantasy.”

Referring to the internet claims, she said: “The assertions were that babies had been abused tortured and then sacrificed. “Their throats were slit, blood was drunk and cult members would then dance wearing babies’ skulls – sometimes with blood and hair still attached – on their bodies.”

She added: “Both P and Q have suffered significantly. Their innocence was invaded. Their minds were scrambled. Their grip on reality was imperilled.

“They were introduced to sexual practices of which they had no real understanding at a time when they should have been shielded from such things.”

But after a lengthy private hearing when the children themselves were interviewed and examined the judge declared: “I am able to state with complete conviction that none of the allegations are true.

“I am entirely certain that everything the mother, her partner and the children said about those matters was fabricated.

“The claims are baseless. Those who have sought to perpetrate them are evil and or foolish.”

She said filmed interviews of the children had been uploaded onto the internet with more than four million people worldwide viewing online material about the case.

She added: “It is inevitable that a large proportion of those have a sexual interest in children. Any rational adult who uploads film clips to YouTube featuring children speaking about sexual activity must be assumed to realise that fact.”

She said the children had been forced by their mother and her partner “to provide concocted accounts of horrific events”.

She said: “The stories came about as the result of relentless emotional and psychological pressure as well as significant physical abuse.

“Torture is a strong word but it is the most accurate way to describe what was done to the children by the mother’s partner in collaboration with the mother.

“The children were made to take part in filmed mobile phone recordings in which they relayed a series of fabricated satanic practices.”

She said the mother took no part in the court proceedings and had now disappeared.

She had not been seen since early February with rumours that she had fled abroad.

The mother’s partner took no part either. But the judge found he had physically abused the children.

She said the parents met in 2003 and there was an “acrimonious” split up three years later.

The mother then accused the father of the most serious kinds of sexual abuse, with “grotesque” assertions of repeated interference with them since they were babies.

But the judge completely cleared the children’s father of any abuse.

She said she had no doubt but that the physical injuries described by the children as having been inflicted by their mother’s partner were indeed caused by him.

She rejected as “baseless” the mother’s suggestion that instead their father was responsible.

She continued: “The children were made to absorb and repeat on film and in interview grotesque claims against so many blameless people including the father whom they love.”

She added: “All of the material promulgated by the mother, now published on the internet, is nothing more than utter nonsense.

“The long term emotional and psychological harm of what was done to the children is incalculable. The impact of the internet campaign is likely to have the most devastating consequences for P and Q.”

She said the internet campaign has continued and as fast as online material was taken down it appeared on other websites.

“All the signs are that those responsible for posting material derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from attracting interest to their spiteful work from many thousands of people,” she added.

“It’s akin to the sensation, I imagine, of a Facebook user receiving an indication that some posting or other has been ‘liked’.”

She added: “The individuals who have watched online film clips, read online articles and believed in the allegations would do well to reflect that ‘things may not be what they seem’, and that it is all too easy to be duped on the basis of partial information.

“There are many campaigning people, sadly, who derive satisfaction from spreading their own poisonous version of history irrespective of whether it is true or not.”

Ham & High


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Judge Mental: Shaun Burford And The Court Of Appeal

Sharing the Judge Mental award today are 3 judges from the Court of Appeal for allowing convicted sex offender Shaun Burford to work with children again.

Asked to comment, journalist and former police officer Mark Williams-Thomas said; “This is a disgraceful decision and I can tell you as someone who undertakes risk assessments on sex offenders that at best he remains a low risk. Any organisation employing him to work with children is taking a huge risk and would be wrong to do so .”


Judge Bourne-Arton, Lord Justice Pitchford and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave

Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC said: “Are we satisfied that he will commit further offences against children? There is no material before us to allow us to come to such a conclusion. The disqualification order will be quashed.”

No material before them except the evidence from Burford’s conviction that is, which apparently doesn’t count.

It’s almost as though their appeal judgement in this case is based purely on their personal recognition that they are unable to predict the future. No one can.  The Court of Appeal are not supposed to act like Precogs in the Minority Report.

The question that I’m sure will be on everyone’s mind is; why would Shaun Burford want leave to work with children again ? There are plenty of other jobs he could seek.


Shaun Burford

A former school support worker who was jailed after exchanging explicit text messages with a teenage girl has been cleared to work with children again.

Shaun Alexander Burford was caged for six months in 2009 when he was employed at Christ Church School, now The John Wallis Academy, after sending a video of himself having a threesome to a 13-year-old girl and encouraging her to text him a topless photo of herself.

Burford, now 46, was made to sign the sex offenders’ register and was also hit with a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) and an order disqualifying him from working with children or vulnerable adults.

Kent Online


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Tom Watson at PMQs Official Secrets Act 18th March


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