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Where might the child abuse cover-ups have taken place and what can be done to get to the truth?

Published March 23, 2015 by misty534


When I first heard that the Metropolitan police referred themselves to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) relating to alleged cover-ups in child abuse inquiries it stopped me in my tracks. For the first time since rasing the issue at Prime Minister’s Question time in October 2012, it felt like there had been a major breakthrough in a very complex case.

One of the police cases relates to the Elm Guesthouse in Richmond, London. There is much unfounded rumour relating to the 1982 raid on the property. Despite the red herrings I am concerned there was a cover-up in the original inquiry. Sources close to the police have told me that Leon Brittan was named by a child linked to the raid. They say the child used “sexualised language” when speaking to social workers and spoke of his “Uncle Leon”. The sources allege that the police on duty during the night of the raid were instructed by senior officials to ensure that no record was made of the child naming Brittan. They also tell me that a second man, closely associated with the guesthouse, boasted of his friendship with Leon Brittan. Journalists have known these allegations for months. The Daily Mail has recently decided to publish them naming Brittan.

Remarkable investigative journalism has opened up the establishment’s murky past to scrutiny. Despite a bewildering array of false leads, good journalism is getting to the truth.

Journalist Liz MacKean and the team at Dispatches were the first to show that Special branch suppressed a police investigation into Cyril Smith. Thanks to Nick Hopkins at Newsnight we know of a second inquiry into Cyril Smith being shut down. Tom Parmenter from Sky News broadcast a report suggesting a third cover up.

The team at the Sunday People, and Exaro News, were the first to show that a criminal inquiry by the Metropolitan police into the network of convicted paedophile Peter Righton was shut down because of “orders from on high”. But how high? That is what we need to know. They revealed that former child protection officer Peter McKelvie, had campaigned for years to have the case re-opened but was ignored by police and politicians.

Righton had a more significant role in child abuse than his £900 fine and caution for assault might suggest. Peter McKelvie finally won his campaign. Last December Righton’s friend and co-member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, Charles Napier, a suspect in previous investigations, was jailed for 13 years.

Mark Conrad of Exaro News has also reported that Customs Officers seized videos linked to a former MP.

It has been reported that Mrs Thatcher awarded Cyril Smith a knighthood despite being explicitly told of a police investigation into an “indecent assault on teenage boys.” It has been reported former Detective Chief Inspector told her of rumours relating to Sir Peter Morrison before she appointed him Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party. She was also advisednot to award Jimmy Savile a knighthood. The files that detail the reasons are still being suppressed by the government.

Could it be that Mrs Thatcher was also told of Leon Brittan’s links to the Elm Guest House and other inquiries? We need to get to the truth. Theresa May is not wrong to suggest that we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

As the volume of thwarted cases grows, the IPCC is creaking under the weight of new evidence. In 2012 The IPPC only investigated 130 cases out of 2,100 referred to them. This was down to lack of staff. No wonder Yvette Cooper wants to abolish it and replace it with a tougher, more robust Police Standards Authority. Reform of the IPCC should be an in-tray item marked ‘urgent’ for the next Prime Minister.

Before his resignation as chair, Malcolm Rifkind assured MPs that the Intelligence and Security Committee is a more robust scrutiny body than ever before. If any group of MPs can get to the truth it is those that sit on this committee. I am writing to ask that they commission a review of what agencies told which ministers about criminal investigations into MPs. They might also want to ask just what was known about the Kincora Boys Homein Northern Ireland by the intelligence agencies.

I believe it is the duty of all former police and intelligence officers, civil servants and officials to share relevant information with the IPCC. David Cameron made explicitly clear that he wouldn’t want to see anyone prosecuted for “uncovering wrongdoing”. We need to hold fast to this commitment. There is a public petition to demand that he does so. Please sign it and share on social media.

This case goes beyond party politics. There needs to be a fundamental culture shift in this country. We all need to stand up for every survivor’s right for justice. The country needs a bigger conversation about what we can do politically, socially and culturally to end child abuse.

by Tom Watson MP

Wirral father who downloaded thousands of indecent images of children walks free from court

Published January 15, 2015 by misty534

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Wirral father who downloaded thousands of indecent images of children walks free from court

A young Wirral father caught downloading thousands of indecent images of children walked free from court today.

Sean Molloy, who had more 3,000 such images on two computers, one belonging to his girlfriend, did not believe there was anything wrong with looking at them, Liverpool Crown Court was told.

The 27-year-old told a probation officer that the girls “were involved because of their own free will and wanted to be filmed.”

Judge David Aubrey, QC, told him, “Nothing could be further from the truth. Each and every child depicted in these images were being exploited.

“You having the perception that such children are involving themselves in such activities because of their own free will illustrates to this court that there are severe issues that have to be addressed as far as you are concerned.

“They were not consenting…they were being manipulated and exploited by others who were filming and then distributing such indecent material and they were being manipulated and exploited by anybody examining such material.

“Every image you watched and observed for your own sexual gratification represented the abuse of that child and by observing such images you perpetuated and people like you perpetuate such abuse of vulnerable children,” he said.

He added: “Your thought process is completely and utterly flawed.”

However, the judge imposed a 12-month jail sentence on Molloy, of Atherton Road, New Brighton, suspended for two years, largely because it was almost two years since he was first arrested for the offences.

He also placed him under supervision for two years and ordered him to attend the stringent Northumbria sex offenders group programme.

The judge also imposed an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order “to protect children from serious sexual harm” and ordered him to sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years.

Molloy pleaded guilty to three offences of making indecent images and one of possessing them.

Paul Blasbery, prosecuting, said that police raided his home in March 2013 and arrested him on unrelated matters.

His computer was seized and was found to have child porn images on it. In August he was re-arrested in Shropshire where he was living with his girlfriend and more indecent images were found on her computer which he used.

He was again bailed and meanwhile forensic examination revealed a total of 3,596 indecent images on the computers, 465 in the most serious category.

Paul Davison, defending, said Molloy, who has previous convictions including criminal damage and possessing cannabis, was being supported in court by his mother and brother. “But other members of his family are not so supportive.”

He was present at the birth of his daughter last September but as a result of the proceedings he has not seen her since.

Mr Davison said it was accepted that he has issues which need addressing and he represents a high risk of harm to children .

Wirral Globe

Police probed on paedophile claims

Published January 6, 2015 by misty534


An investigation into why North Yorkshire Police delayed acting on information about potential paedophiles is focusing on 25 individuals who were named in intelligence, according to the police watchdog.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the 25 names were supplied to North Yorkshire Police by the National Crime Agency (NCA) arising out of Project Spade – a Canadian investigation into individuals suspected of accessing indecent images of children from a video production company.

North Yorkshire is one of three forces under investigation over alleged failures to act in relation to the Project Spade intelligence which was passed on by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop), now part of the NCA.

The others are Essex and North Wales.

The IPCC inquiry began after Essex Police referred itself to the commission following a delay in acting on an intelligence package from the NCA in November 2013 which identified now-deceased teacher Martin Goldberg as a potential paedophile.

Goldberg, who worked at Thorpe Hall School in Southend, was found to have hundreds of images of children on his computer when he was discovered dead at his Essex home the day after police had called on him.

Following the Essex referral, the IPCC wrote to chief constables of all police forces in England and Wales to ask whether their force received Project Spade material from the NCA and if so to review the way they treated the information.

As a result, the police watchdog received referrals from North Yorkshire and North Wales Police.

In a statement, the IPCC said: “Information currently indicates that 25 individuals, believed to be resident in the North Yorkshire area at the time, were named in the Project Spade intelligence and that there were delays in acting on the intelligence received until late September 2014.

“North Yorkshire Police has confirmed that 17 individuals have now been arrested and bailed, four have been sent to other forces to deal with, two had previously been arrested on other relevant offences, one was dealt with other than by way of arrest and one is now deceased.”

IPCC commissioner Kathryn Stone said: “How police deal with child abuse is rightly of great concern to the families of those involved and society in general. It is vital that our investigation should examine how North Yorkshire Police dealt with the intelligence given to them by the NCA and what actions they took.

“We will be conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation into this matter.”

The IPCC also outlined the terms of reference of its investigation into North Yorkshire Police. These include whether the force replied properly to requests from the NCA for updates on what they had done with the intelligence and what action NYP took based on the information passed to it by the agency.

The commission outlined the terms of reference of its Essex Police investigation last month and has yet to publish similar details about the inquiry with respect to North Wales Police.

The IPCC has also received a referral from the NCA relating to a failure to send out Project Spade intelligence received in July 2012 to UK police forces until November 2013.

Figures obtained by the Press Association last year showed that more than 200 suspects are still being investigated after information was first passed to Ceop by Canadian police in July 2012.

Controversy was sparked when it emerged that the tip-offs included information about disgraced Cambridgeshire medic Myles Bradbury as well as teachers Goldberg and Gareth Williams, who both secretly filmed children.

Williams, from Cardiff, is now serving a five-year jail term, but Goldberg was found dead a day after police first contacted him.

Following the death of Goldberg, 46, a search of his house was conducted and 7,257 indecent images of children that he had downloaded from the internet were found.

In addition, 1,468 images that appear to have been created by Goldberg were discovered, which included 465 images depicting nudity that appeared to have been taken or recorded at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre swimming pool changing rooms.

A further 75 depicting nudity that appear to have been taken or recorded by Goldberg at Thorpe Hall School boys’ changing rooms were also found.

Wakefield Express

Rotherham scandal: IPCC to investigate 10 officers over handling of child sex claims

Published November 18, 2014 by misty534


The police watchdog has announced it is to investigate 10 South Yorkshire police officers over their handling of child sexual exploitation in the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the 10 officers – who have not been named – were identified through Professor Alexis Jay’s independent review of how child abuse allegations were handled.

Another three officers identified by an internal police review are not part of the new inquiry, an IPCC spokesman said.

Kathryn Stone, an IPCC commissioner, said: “The amount of public concern across the country about this episode and the impact on confidence in the police means it is important that a fully independent investigation is conducted to establish how South Yorkshire Police dealt with child sexual exploitation.

“I sincerely hope that victims and their families will see this investigation as a positive step towards answering the many questions they must have.

“I have met with South Yorkshire Police and am reassured by their commitment to fully cooperate with the investigation.”

The IPCC set out how a number of potential police misconduct allegations were identified in Prof Jay’s report, which was published earlier this year.

In one case, an officer is alleged to have argued during a child protection conference against incidents being treated as sexual abuse because he thought thatthe child had been “100 per cent consensual in every incident”.

The Jay report was critical of the remarks, which related to a CID officer who had been investigating offences against a 12-year-old girl who had sex with five men.

The IPCC also said that there had been “no police activity” around a suspect who, according to intelligence records from June 2001, was threatening a family and encouraging a victim to engage in prostitution.

A spokesman for the watchdog said no officers have yet been identified in relation to this allegation.

Other allegations of misconduct centre on evidence in a 2003 rape case being lost and a failure to progress an investigation into a report of a 14-year-old girl being raped.

Two officers will be investigated over claims they failed to adequately investigate an incident of a young girl being found drunk in the back of a car, and an individual having indecent photographs of her on his mobile telephone.

In a further allegation, two officers will be examined over claims they did not adequately investigate naked images of a young girl and “possible evidence of group offending”, the IPCC spokesman said.

The controversy following Prof Jay’s report led to a series of high-profile resignations including Roger Stone, the Rotherham council leader; Martin Kimber, the council chief executive and Joyce Thacker, the director of children’s services.

The most high profile resignation was that of Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner, who was the Rotherham councillor overseeing children’s services between 2005 and 2010.

South Yorkshire’s chief constable David Crompton has also been under pressure to explain his force’s attitude towards child sexual exploitation over the last 15 years.

Mr Crompton has pledged to investigate individual cases and stressed that his force has seen a massive increase in the number of officers and other staff devoted to tackling the crime in the last couple of years.

Last month, the the National Crime Agency (NCA) announced it would lead an investigation into outstanding allegations of child sex abuse in Rotherham.

The NCA said it was taking on the inquiry following a request from Mr Crompton.


David Barrett

Essex Police referred to IPCC over deputy head paedophile investigation

Published November 13, 2014 by misty534

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Essex Police is to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over allegations they failed to act on information over child sex abuse images.

It relates to former deputy head of Southend school Thorpe Hall, Martin Goldberg, for failing to properly investigate for more than a year evidence he have been a paedophile.

The 46-year-old killed himself in September a day after being confronted by police over videos of naked boys he had bought online.

Following his death, it emerged he had been filming and photographing dozens of boys in the changing rooms of the fee-paying school using a camera hidden in a rucksack.


Essex police were told about concerns about Goldberg by the National Crime Agency in November 2013 which itself had been tipped off in July 2012 by Canadian police investigating customers of a Canadian website selling videos of child abuse.

On September 30, the IPCC received a referral from Essex Police relating to the force’s delay in responding to the information provided by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in November 2013.

The information led to the force’s contact with Martin Goldberg prior to his death. The IPCC also received a number of complaints from individuals affected by the case.

The force made referrals to the IPCC in relation to intelligence they received from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). After careful assessment they will now be independently investigated.

IPCC deputy chairman Sarah Green said: “There is rightly considerable public concern about how police forces deal with sexual offences involving children.

“The IPCC takes this issue seriously and proactively contacted the force and asked them to review their handling of intelligence to determine the scale of any issues.

“Our investigations will examine carefully how intelligence from CEOP was dealt with by these three forces.”


Published November 9, 2014 by misty534


Simon Tomlin refuses to be silenced by police bail conditions, rejects gagging order and faces immediate arrest


PC Richard Reynolds threatens Janet Envers, Joyce Wharton and Simon Tomlin

The organised criminal gang masquerading as Nottinghamshire ‘Police’ sent 10 of its uniformed gangsters to arrest me on 13 March at approximately 08.10hrs.

Was I about to bomb the London Underground? Of course not, I am even worse than that, I am an investigate journalist exposing corrupt police officers and their neo-Nazi proxies.

PC Richard Reynolds of 5 Ashbourne Road, Underwood, Nottinghamshire, made a complaint about ‘harassment’ but this was over a year after two articles were published exposing his misconduct in public office. Why did it take Reynolds so long to fabricate his complaint?


BENT COPPERS: Andrew Chrich, Alan Grainger, PCSO Martyn Barsby, PC Tim Pearson, PC Paul Maltby, PC Richard Reynolds

Likewise, in synchrony with her fellow Nazi sympathiser Reynolds, a complaint of ‘harassment’ was made by “the Nazi ground sheet” Melony McElroy, who has had a string of lovers in the British National Party, British Movement and Blood & Honour.

Just days before the latest act of police terrorism against journalists, my book TERROR GANG was banned but the publisher refuses to tell me who made the complaint and on what grounds? Despite the silence, it is perfectly clear that Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Police crooks were involved in the malicious complaint.

The publisher admits that the complainants have NOT even read the book they wanted banned but this terrorism is entirely in keeping with the terror tactics they have always used. Much the same and worse is being done by Svoboda gangsters in Ukraine.

McElroy of 21 Plumptre Way, Eastwood has had affairs with Alistair Bulman, Mickey Lane and David Mee, all senior leaders in the openly neo-Nazi British Movement and Blood & Honour. All of them were directly involved in my attempted murder on 20 January 1990. But apparently evil McElroy claims to have a ‘reputation’ to defend and what is she defending?


Former British Movement leader Micky Lane had a relationship with McElroy for 3 years

McElroy now works for Ellis, Fermor & Negus Solicitors, primarily based at the Ripley office, just minutes walk from Derbyshire Police HQ. The nexus of pure evil is so transparent it is staggeringly obvious even to a casual observer. McElroy has had intimate relationships with three British Movement leaders involved in the attempt to kill me and the ensuing Special Branch and MI5 cover-up.

British Movement thugs protected by Special Branch and Searchlight Magazine were responsible for my attempted murder in Derbyshire and they were allowed to escape prosecution for the “particularly horrific attack”.

McElroy knows all of the men involved in the attack but has refused to cooperate to bring them before the criminal courts. Perverting the course of justice is a serious criminal offence but McElroy knows her corrupt police friends will never prosecute her.

DCC Alan Goodwin has made it perfectly clear that the neo-Nazis involved in my attempted murder will NOT be prosecuted and that “the case is closed” but they were never investigated in the first place.


Current British Movement leader Alastair John Bulman from Underwood – another one of McElroy’s sick lovers

“See no evil, hear no evil” is the policy at Derbyshire Police and these sinister gangsters think they can get away with anything. They believe they can collude with neo-Nazis and anyone who dares to challenge them will be crushed.

There is absolutely no doubt that Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Police worked together to secure my arrest and their transparent attempt to frame me on the spurious grounds of ‘harassment’ will now bring them a disaster.

McElroy now claims to be a born again Christian because she works for a Christian law firm but she does not deny being a neo-Nazi. How does a neo-Nazi adopt the Christian faith of love and forgiveness?


Precisely what does McElroy know about the neo-Nazi attack gang who tried to kill me on 20 January 1990?

The truth is that McElroy is a hateful little snake and is on a mission to destroy me for daring to expose and oppose the far Right for the last 12 years.

Whistleblower Susan Stringer, who knew McElroy in the British Movement confirms the legal secretary is a fanatical Nazi on a power trip who loves playing one man off against the other.

It has to be asked why Social Services have not paid McElroy a visit to ensure her daughter Megan is not being brainwashed with Nazi ideology and racism. No doubt her corrupt police friends can solve any problems of that nature.

Her former partner Richard Kinton has admitted in writing that McElroy had affairs with two BNP activists during their two-year relationship and there is absolutely no evidence she has adopted Jesus as her saviour.

In fact McElroy was raised in an Irish-Italian Catholic family and has no need to convert to Christianity but everything she does is public relations fantasy. Her daughter is the product of a relationship with another neo-Nazi calling himself Bradley or Brad.


David Mee’s baby was terminated by evil McElroy

But in keeping with her public relations routine, McElroy has painted herself as a sweet, innocent little girl who goes to bed with her teddy every night and doesn’t even know what a penis looks like. Perhaps best not to mention her wild weekend with amphetamine addict Roger Davis on Bishop Street, Eastwood in 1989.

Prior to that, the evil little whore wanted me to leave my girlfriend Catherine Johnson and flee to Ireland with her but I made the sensible decision to reject her trickery and stayed with Catherine.

And in the police interview on 13 March, it was NOT denied that PC Reynolds and McElroy know one another. Has she slept with him as well one might ask?

Likewise it was NOT denied that Reynolds and Alistair Bulman know one another. Hard to deny that considering Bulman’s family home on Smeath Road, Underwood is just 100 yards from Reynold’s home on Ashbourne Road.

Brinsley resident Lisa Harvey witnessed PC Reynolds harassing Janet Envers in the village and on one occasion, he sat outside Envers house in a marked police van for over an hour just staring at the property.

Lisa has put her evidence in writing and this has been passed to Inspector Deborah Regan but she is determined to conduct yet another whitewash of police corruption in tandem with the impotent IPCC.

In fact Inspector Regan was instrumental in my arrest on 13 March because she realised the weight of evidence against PC Reynolds is crushing and he has harassed and intimidated a string of female witnesses. But Reynolds met his match when he made the fatal mistake of trying harass me.

In detention at Bridewell Police Station, I was told by PS 812 and PS 713 that my arrest had been ordered by Chief Constable Chris Eyre and that the interviewing officers would use code numbers only to identify themselves.

This is the same CC Eyre who refused me protection against neo-Nazis and his corrupt officers in June 2011. He further refused to explain if he had Home Office authorisation but he certainly does now. Sponsoring neo-Nazi proxies is now official HM Government policy, evinced by events with Right Sector in Ukraine.

During the two-hour interview, the police refused to say when McElroy and Reynolds fabricated their ‘harassment’ statements and further refused to allow me to see the written statements. Clearly terrified of the truth again.

I was released on police bail conditions preventing me from publishing any further about Nottinghamshire Police and I now face immediate arrest for publishing this article.

I was ordered to report 3 times a week to the East Midlands Special Operations Unit at Hucknall and this was done on the insistence of Special Branch or EMSOU-SB.

My bail conditions were later amended to attending Derbyshire Police HQ at Ripley and I attended there twice this week.

On 14 March, I gave a new bail address to EMSOU-SB and that very same evening people were searching on this blog using the term ‘Simon Smith at Alfreton’.

I had only given the address to EMSOU at 12:30hrs the same day and there is NO doubt they leaked the new address to their neo-Nazi proxies. They don’t even bother to hide their collusion with neo-Nazis anymore but big trouble is heading their way now and they know it.

There is now no doubt that a police and neo-Nazi terror gang is at work and they cannot be reformed – they can only be stopped with direct action by anti-corruption campaigners and anti-Fascist groups.

No matter what happens now, I will NOT back down to the police and neo-Nazi terror gang and I will not be reporting at any police station to be arrested by an organised criminal gang.

I urge members of the public to UNITE AGAINST CORRUPTION.


PCC Paddy Tipping and CC Chris Eyre ignoring police corruption?

Eighth cop probed over claims they knew Ian Watkins was paedophile but FAILED to stop him

Published October 13, 2014 by misty534


AN EIGHTH police officer is being probed amid allegations they failed to stop Ian Watkins – despite being told he was a paedophile, it emerged today.

Several officers have reportedly been quizzed after claims surfaced that they were told about the Lostprophets frontman, 37, before he tried to rape a baby – with the number of cops questioned now reaching reaching eight.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is speaking to officers from three forces for allegedly failing to act on information they were given about the twisted pervert.

South Wales Police – which covers Watkins’ home town of Pontypridd –  and the two forces responsible for the areas in which two resident women “offered” their children to Watkins, South Yorkshire and Bedfordshire Police, are the subject of the enquiry.

The IPCC will now quiz an eighth officer – the fourth from the Yorkshire force – as it tries to uncover whether more should have been done to halt the singer’s sickening crime wave.

A spokesman for the watchdog said: “The IPCC has served a misconduct notice on a South Yorkshire Police constable as part of its ongoing investigation into the force’s handling of information about Ian Watkins in 2012.

“Three South Yorkshire Police officers served with gross misconduct notices have already been interviewed by IPCC investigators.

“An interview with the fourth officer will take place in the near future.”

The IPCC said it has received a substantial amount of documentation from the three forces being questioned by investigators.

We are continuing to gather and analyse information to establish what steps were taken by police in response to the allegations made against Ian Watkins.

“And whether he could have been brought to justice sooner and whether his celebrity status had any impact on those investigations.”

The IPCC is looking at the “effectiveness of their response to reports of abuse” – after claims suggest Watkins was reported to police as early as 2008.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how he attempted to rape a baby in a hotel room in Shepherds Bush, London, in April 2012. The singer was jailed for 35 years last year after admitting a string of vile sex offences.

Max Evens

Law will stop police quitting to avoid being investigated: Move comes after it emerged 38 officer facing misconduct changes have left jobs before interview

Published September 29, 2014 by misty534
  • Dozens of officers facing misconduct charges have quit since 2010
  • Now a new law will prevent officers under investigation from quitting


What’s the rush? Terry Sweeney, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police is retiring in the middle of two investigations into his conduct

A spokesman said a number of initiatives, including a national register allowing forces to share information on officers who  have been disciplined, would improve confidence in policing.

He added: ‘We will also legislate later this year to ensure that officers cannot resign or retire to avoid dismissal in misconduct hearings.’

Currently, the police watchdog,  the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), cannot compel officers to  attend interviews once they  have resigned or retired,  although former and serving officers must answer any criminal allegations.

By Paul Cahalan