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HOLLIE GREIG THE QUESTIONS
when a case of rape is reported, you, as representative of the Crown Office, do not believe it is necessary for the police to question the alleged perpetrators without delay;
when a case of rape is reported, you, as representative of the Crown Office, do not believe it is necessary for the police immediately to search the homes of those named for corroborative evidence;
when a case of rape is reported, you, as representative of the Crown Office, do not believe it is necessary to seize and examine the computers of those named at the earliest opportunity;
when allegations of rape are supported by evidence from well-respected medical and psychological experts who unanimously confirm not only that systematic abuse has taken place, but go so far as to name two of the most likely perpetrators, you, as representative of the Crown Office, believe it right to dismiss their testimony and allow those named to leave the country;
when a school doctor twice reports an under-age girl to be at risk, and that girl’s headmaster - one of those subsequently named as a serial rapist - consistently fails to alert the child’s mother or to take any steps to protect her, you, as representative of the Crown Office, believe this to be the normal behaviour of a responsible, and guiltless, person;
when a case of rape is reported by a girl with speech difficulties, you, as representative of the Crown Office, do not believe it is necessary to supply her with support during police interviews, but are happy to use her handicap, in this respect, to discredit her spoken evidence;
when a case of repeated multiple gang rape over many years is reported by a young girl who also names seven fellow victims, you, as representative of the Crown Office, do not believe that, in view of the Scottish law regarding corroboration, it is absolutely essential that the police question those she has named immediately.
When an acknowledged victim of rape receives a substantial award from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, you, as representative of the Crown Office, feel justified in continuing to maintain that the allegations on which this award was based were fully investigated and found to be false.
We believe, beyond reasonable doubt, that Hollie Greig was abused and has been badly let down by the Scottish justice system and that this same system has treated Robert Green disgracefully.We are very angry and upset that the words and actions of a number of misguided people who think of themselves as supporters of Hollie and Robert, have created the present situation where this gravely serious case has been reduced to a farce.
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3. Call publicly for the resignation of the responsible state officials and public servants in cases where no adequate reasons are given for a failure to investigate and prosecute abuse.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Police are investigating the claims and have interviewed Ms Baker, who has waived her right to anonymity to encourage other victims to come forward.
In a harrowing TV interview, the 32-year-old said she was attacked in the woodlands at Cannock Wood, Staffordshire, over a number of years from the age of just six.
Ms Baker shockingly said police officers not only knew about the abuse, but took part in it.
She said: "I got the feeling very much that they were protecting somebody, that they were with one of the men.
"One of the officers I knew from church. There were a few occasions where they would be in uniform and I learnt that when they were in uniform it was going to be a rough night.
I learnt that when they were in uniform it was going to be a rough nightEsther Baker
"There was one officer I can remember, one of the times I tried to run away and tried to get away from them, he came after me, caught up with me and he was carrying me back to where the rest of them were and he said he was sorry."
In the Sky News interview she also claims a politician, still part of current era but not linked to Staffordshire, was a key member of the circle of abuse.
Ms Baker said she saw him both at the woods and at 'abuse parties' held in houses.
"I used to play the piano and he was quite taken with that.
"In one of the houses, I would sit on his lap and he would want me to play for him."
Ms Baker made an emotional appeal for the police officers involved to come forward.
She said: "I'd say to the officer that was sorry that he knows who these people were and why they were there and I need them to fill in the gaps that I just don't know.
"I need people to come forward that were adults then but couldn't stop it for whatever reason. It's time for them to stop it now.
• Anyone who knows more about the allegations or any other victim of child sexual abuse can contact the police through 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Kenneth Clarke, William Hague and Nick Clegg among politicians who attend memorial service for Leon Brittan
- Lord Brittan, a former Home Secretary in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet, died on January 21 after battle with cancer
- Service at West London Synagogue today was attended by a host of former politicians and current MPs
- Among those present were Nick Clegg, William Hague, Lord Lawson, Lord Lamont and Kenneth Clarke
- Brittan died before facing questions about a missing document at public inquiry into Establishment child sex abuse
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FORMER CHILDREN'S PANEL CHAIRMAN GUILTY OF SEXUAL ABUSEWritten by The Editorial Team
Monday, 25 May 2015
- – Crime & Parliamentary Affairs correspondent TIM HICKS reports on some progress in the LORD JANNER investigation.
Despite ample evidence of crime, Lord Janner of Braunstone was allowed to escape prosecution for raping and abusing children. Excellent article from the Daily Mail here, giving the full incredible details.
Briefly, it is alleged that Janner abused and raped children from about 1969 onwards. He befriended another rapist Frank Beck, who ran a children’s home in Leicestershire, to obtain access to vulnerable children in the home, whom he could abuse. Although there was enough evidence to charge Janner and a realistic chance of a conviction, Beck got five life sentences and died in prison. Janner was never charged.
The Chief Constable of Derbyshire Mick Creedon worked on the investigation into Janner when he was a Detective Sergeant in Leicestershire Police confirmed to The Times that there had been “credible evidence” against Janner. He then went on to state that the investigation was blocked by senior officers. He has been quoted as saying:
‘The decision was a clear one: he [Janner] will be interviewed by appointment and there won’t be a search of his home address or his constituency office, of his office in the House of Commons. It was a decision made by people more senior than me.’Retired Detective Inspector Kelvyn Ashby, who also worked on the investigation has made similar allegations of senior officer corruption during the Janner investigation.
The CPS admitted that Lord Janner should have been prosecuted in 1991, because the “evidential test was passed”. In other words, there was a realistic prospect of a conviction. Lord Janner should have been charged with 22 sex offences involving nine children and young adults dating from 1969 to about 1988 consisting of 14 indecent assaults on a male under 16 between 1969 and 1988; two indecent assaults between 1984 and 1988; four counts of buggery of a male under 16 between 1972 and 1987; and two counts of buggery between 1977 and 1988.
The CPS also failed to prosecute Janner in 2002 and 2007.
Lord Janner’s family has issued a statement:
“Lord Janner is a man of great integrity and high repute with a long and unblemished record of public service. He is entirely innocent of any wrongdoing. As the Crown Prosecution Service indicated today, this decision does not mean or imply that any of the allegations that have been made are established or that Lord Janner is guilty of any offence.”The role of the Police and the CPS
So despite three previous investigations, the Labour politician and Queen’s Counsel, who served as an MP between 1970 and 1997, was never charged. Hardly surprising given that he was being protected by the Police and CPS, the same as Cyril Smith, Peter Jaconelli, Jimmy Savile, Lord Boothby and Jeremy Thorpe. It also emerged that the DPP at the time was not informed.
Lord Macdonald, DPP from 2003-2008, has been quoted on the BBC as confirming that any case involving a prominent person should have been handled in the CPS Headquarters in London, not in Leicester:
“It was apparently a serious police investigation, and should have been absolutely clear to the lawyers in Leicestershire that this case should have been sent to London.”In short, it was all kept nice and local within Leicestershire, where as an MP and prominent lawyer, Janner may have known the Police and prosecutors who were deciding his case. How very cosy.
Although there is enough evidence to arrest and charge Janner, no further action is to be taken, because he is suffering from Altzheimer’s disease and not, therefore, fit to stand trial. The decision not to charge Janner was made by the Director of Public Prosecutions Dame Alison Saunders, and it is reported that she rejected the advice of a leading sex abuse authority to prevent charges being preferred.
Leicestershire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Roger Bannister, who led the recent investigation by Leicestershire Police, is quoted in the Leicester Mercury as saying:
“Thanks primarily to the courage of 25 victims who have made a complaint and the complete professionalism of the investigation team, we have built a case that the DPP has acknowledged is the result of a thorough investigation, evidentially sufficient and gives rise to a realistic chance of conviction. There is credible evidence that this man carried out some of the most serious sexual crimes imaginable over three decades against children who were highly vulnerable and the majority of whom were in care. I am extremely worried about the impact the decision not to prosecute him will have on those people, and more widely I am worried about the message this decision sends out to others , both past and present, who have suffered and are suffering sexual abuse. We are exploring what possible legal avenues there may be to challenge this decision and victims themselves have a right to review under a CPS procedure.”Mrs Saunders’ decision is currently being reviewed by a senior lawyer.
Similarly, Chief Constable Albert Laugharne CBE QPM of Lancashire Police has recently been quoted as confirming that the Crown Prosecution Service asked Lancashire Police to lie about allegations concerning Cyril Smith in the 1970’s. Full story here.
Request for investigation of this fiasco
So many times now, we have learned of high-profile paedophiles escaping justice, because of MI5, the Police and the CPS. The Peter Jaconelli/Jimmy Savile ring – which operated openly in Scarborough for forty years, with the full knowledge and protection of North Yorkshire Police – Jeremy Thorpe, Lord Boothby and Cyril Smith.
Yet no Policeman or CPS lawyer has ever stood trial for misconduct.
The North Yorks Enquirer believes that so long as there are no consequences for protecting a wrong-doer, cover-ups will continue to happen. It is essential that we get to the bottom of what happened and who covered it up – so they can be prosecuted in the public interest, to act as a deterrent to other officials tempted to conduct cover-ups in the future.
To this end I wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions on the 19th of April 2015 asking her to commence an investigation into the CPS lawyers that failed to follow CPS procedures and failed to prosecute Janner, although they had enough evidence to do so.
I also wrote to Assistant Chief Constable Bannister bringing his attention to the evidence of Chief Constable Creedon alleging corruption in the Janner investigation by his force, asking him to initiate a corruption investigation into the senior Leicestershire Police Officers who are now known to have protected Janner.
The response of the CPS
I received no response from Mrs Saunders at all, not even an acknowledgement.
For some time, the North Yorks Enquirer has been pursuing an even older and more serious alleged establishment cover up, that of Jeremy Thorpe, who was acquitted of conspiracy to murder, in the 1970’s. It has been alleged that he may have had one of his lovers murdered. It has also been alleged that the Police suppressed evidence to protect Thorpe. We have received no response from Mrs Saunders to our correspondence on this enquiry either. So Mrs Saunders’ refusal to respond to correspondence – although she has a duty to do so – was no surprise.
Dame Alison Saunders is a controversial figure and there have been calls for her resignation following a recent high profile CPS failures over a Doctor accused of Female Genital Mutilation and failed prosecutions of journalists.
It now appears that, under her leadership, the CPS will expend unlimited resources on prosecuting journalists and celebrities, but it will not address issues of misconduct in its own ranks.
The response of Leicestershire Police
The response of Leicestershire Police was even more astonishing.
I received a letter from the force Professional Standards Department essentially confirming that because I was not a victim under Section 12 of the Police Reform Act 2002, I could not make a complaint against Police Officers concerned and therefore Leicestershire Police did not need to take any action. This was despite the fact that there was credible and overwhelming Police evidence in the public domain that there had been misconduct by Leicestershire Police Officers in the investigation of serious crimes committed by Lord Janner.
I was not surprised by this response.
It was exactly the same initial response that I had from North Yorkshire Police when I made a complaint against Assistant Chief Constable Sue Cross, following our exposure of her disgraceful investigation into Peter Jaconelli and Jimmy Savile. Of which, more later . . .
Being both determined to get to the truth and persistent, I then wrote to the Chief Constable Simon Cole of Leicestershire Police, bringing his attention to the evidence of Chief Constable Creedon, who has admitted that he succumbed to unlawful pressure from senior Officers in Leicestershire Police to block a criminal investigation into Lord Janner.
I pointed out that the then Detective Sergeant Creedon’s duty was to disobey these orders and to see the investigation through to conviction. It therefore appears that Chief Constable Creedon may also have committed an offence, whilst serving as a junior Officer in Leicestershire Police, the consequence of which was that a dangerous criminal escaped justice.
Having written to Assistant Chief Constable Bannister, asking him to initiate a criminal investigation into this aspect of Operation Enamel and having my request rejected, this nevertheless did not change the fact that his force had credible evidence from Chief Constable Creedon of crime, committed by Police Officers, and he had a clear duty to investigate it.
Having had many years of experience with North Yorkshire Police, I settled down to await another brush off. I was therefore genuinely and pleasantly surprised by Chief Constable Cole’s response:
“Dear Mr Hicks,Clearly an appropriate and principled response; better late than never.
Thank you for your email dated 10 May 2015, in which you have referred to Operation Enamel and the role of Police Officers within that investigation.
I am responding on behalf of Chief Constable Cole.
Leicestershire Police have referred this to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), who have confirmed that they are conducting an independent investigation into the matter.
Now this decision has been taken it would be inappropriate to make comment on any of the issues to be investigated until the IPCC has completed its work.”
The wider implications of this referral
This is the second time that a Police force has voluntarily referred itself to the IPCC as a result of pressure from the North Yorks Enquirer.
In both cases it was blatantly obvious from the start that there was sufficient evidence of misconduct for the IPCC to be called in but both forces initially stone-walled to resist it.
In the first case, following information from the NYE, the IPCC directed North Yorkshire Police to investigate what it knew about Jimmy Savile. The result was the now completely discredited investigation by Assistant Chief Constable Sue Cross , denying all knowledge of any offending by Peter Jaconelli or Jimmy Savile. Although their offending in Scarborough was well known to Police and public.
Subsequently, following a BBC Inside Out Documentary featuring the NYE team, NYP was forced to re-open the Jimmy Savile and Peter Jaconelli enquiry.
In a shameful and humiliating climb-down, North Yorkshire Police was then forced to refer itself to the IPCC – less than two months later.
In December 2014, following the conclusion of the investigation, North Yorkshire Police issued another statement admitting that “the police missed opportunities to look into allegations against these men (Savile and Jaconelli) whilst they were still alive” – essentially admitting that the allegations that the NYE team and others had been making for two years were true, despite repeated public denials from North Yorkshire Police.
Whilst we suspect that this may not have endeared the North Yorks Enquirer or its style of investigative journalism to North Yorkshire Police, the reality is that public bodies like the Police and the CPS simply will not investigate allegations of misconduct in their ranks impartially. Only by being determined, persistent, pointed and relentless was the North Yorks Enquirer able to overcome the inertia and power of public bodies to stone-wall legitimate concerns.
Hence, the need for the style of investigative journalism that the North Yorks Enquirer practices and similar media pressure from a free press, to overcome the bureaucratic intransigence of public bodies and their determination to avoid admitting to misconduct.
Under these circumstances, it is essential and in the public interest that journalists are free to hold public bodies to account, to force them – where necessary – to take the action that they should themselves take impartially as a matter of course.
One of Parliament’s most powerful officials quits following a clash between Westminster and MI5
Commons Serjeant at Arms Lawrence Ward walked out amid MPs’ fears there is a “spy in their midst”, it was reported.
He apparently left after three years, over what he sees as a breach of parliamentary sovereignty.
The row centres on Paul Martin, a career MI5 agent working as Parliament’s security director while regularly briefing senior spooks.
Mr Martin’s allies insist his skills and contact with MI5 are protecting MPs from Russian agents trying to hack their emails.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Paul remains very close to MI5, because one of his main jobs is tackling the Russian threat – Moscow agents seeking evidence of weaknesses such as money, sex or alcohol and targeting those MPs by blackmail.”
Mr Ward has declined to comment.