How the British Establishment covered up a paedophile network

A recently discovered article from Capital Gay magazine reveals how libel threats were used to silence newspapers who reported on the Elm Guest House paedophile ring. The Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers, would personally investigate complaints from lawyers representing Elm Guest House.

Sir Michael Havers

Sir Michael Havers

Sir Michael Havers played a leading role in the Sir Peter Hayman cover-up, and told Geoffrey Dickens not to name the paedophile diplomat in Parliament. Havers argued that Hayman should have retained his anonymity, and didn’t think the British public needed to know that powerful Establishment figures abused children.

Scotland Yard denied the allegations made by the Daily Express that the guest house’s visitor list included three MPs and a member of Buckingham Palace staff. A spokesman for Elm Guest House told Capital Gay “these were professional business people. We are talking about barristers, doctors, a couple of priests and a vicar”.

We now know that these “professional people” were almost certainly all child abusers. One of the barristers who visited Elm Guest House was Colin Peters QC, who was later jailed for his part in “Britain’s biggest child sex ring” which had over 150 victims. One of the priests who visited the guest house was Father Tony McSweeney, who was arrested by Operation Fernbridge in January.

It’s clear that Scotland Yard, Sir Michael Havers, and the Elm Guest House lawyers were all following the same script. It’s easy to blame the press for their part in the cover-up, but they were up against the most senior police and law officers in the country.

The most striking thing about the article is the strenuous denial of any link to the murder/disappearance of Vishal Mehrotra and Martin Allen, both of whom disappeared not far from Rocks Lane bewtween 1979 and 1981. Vishal Mehrotra went missing on the night of the Royal Wedding in 1981, when the Elm Guest House paedophiles were having a ‘Kings and Queens party’.

Scotland Yard had earlier confirmed to the Express that they were investigating connections between the missing boys and Elm Guest House. “Scotland Yard is expected to reopen files on the murder of one boy and he disappearance of another in their investigation into a VIP homosexual vice network in London.” Full article

Just a couple of months later these connections were “absolute rubbish”…


  1. hello there, i thought i came across a few interesting things. Judge Ronald Waterhouse presided over Bryn Estyn North Wales abuse we know now it was a whitewash as the remit was framed too narrow ie did not include abuse that took place off site. also abuse victims were not allowed to produce some 60 one knows why.
    On the panel of enquiry was some one who was a freemason..
    Judge Waterhoise was famous for presiding over another trial prior to his retirement. It was the Ken Dodd tax fraud trial.
    after some digging away on the net i discovered something curious it was this.
    Ken Dodd was a freemason.

    i have posted this stuff to the outlaw and its link. to others
    I see that gojan has come across documents relating to spartacus club which make it clear that Elm Guest house was connected to spartacus club.the letters were adressed to the rocks lane address and sent from Holland.
    Now adding to that..i watched the past on trial C4 videos one of which was the council member for clwd who had a pile of documents whilst watching i paused the video and could clearly see such tings as CHE..
    and abuse types (most were sexual) one caught my eye it had /BLK MAGIC now this is recorded on a borough council document dont forget..

    just recently i came across a site that stores old rare documents .one was 80s back copies of PAN magazine
    (paedo alert news) the author of the site states they do not condone or endorse what appears in these publications
    and even offers advice on viewing them.
    so i post here those 80s back copies of PAN they can be scrutinized..i have not downloaded the pdf files as yet but i will. if there is anything in this that helps or names names then i hope it helps:

    • murunbuch said:

      Sian Griffiths was the social worker in the C4 feature, I didn’t notice that myself but it makes sense that CHE was visible on some of the documents. The Chester branch of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality was being run as a front for a paedophile ring. This was mentioned in the Lost in Care report that was published as a result of of the Waterhouse Inquiry:

      The Campaign for Homosexual Equality

      52.71 Some former officers and members of this organisation were amongst the “other men” referred to by B, some of whom were from the Wrexham area. It is a national organisation but we refer only to its Chester branch, which was set up in or about 1973, and nothing that we say in this report about “CHE” carries any imputation against the wider organisation.

      52.72 The evidence that we heard about CHE relates to the first eight years or so of its existence and we were told by one founding member that it has not existed since the 1980s. It established an office in the Bridge Street Rows and a “help line” telephone; and a witness claimed that, at one time, it had the largest membership (300) of any branch in the country. Former officers of CHE in this period and some others closely involved with it said that the organisation, including the help line, was strictly controlled and that anyone who sought to use it as a means of “picking up” under-age boys was immediately proscribed. A small number of witnesses, on the other hand, voiced strong criticism of CHE. Cooke, for example, described it in his evidence as “the most vile organisation ever thought of” and told Dean Nelson that the whole of CHE was a “pick up thing”. He alleged that he threatened one of the “other men”, who was a committee member of CHE, and had a physical confrontation with him because he used it to abuse a young man called David. Another Wrexham witness said that he walked away from the organisation because it was being abused by those who wanted to have sexual relations with youngsters.

      52.73 We heard some linked evidence also about clubs in Chester frequented by members of the gay community from time to time during the same period. The particular relevance of these clubs was that B alleged that he was taken along by Cooke to CHE and to the clubs, where he was introduced to several paedophiles. This led in turn to invitations to gay parties and, in at least one instance, to an invitation to stay in Cheshire.

      52.74 B’s evidence to the Tribunal about the circumstances in which he went to live in a bungalow at Mickle Trafford in Cheshire owned by a member of CHE was that the accommodation was arranged for him by social services and that he was taken there by his social worker[863]. He added that everyone in the care system, including every member of the staff that he had mentioned in his evidence up to that point, assumed that he was gay (“queer”) and that that was how he was treated. On his arrival at the bungalow he was sat down in the lounge and the social worker actually gave him a copy of a newspaper called Gay News to read, saying “I suggest you read that: that might help you”. B went on to say that, during his stay at the bungalow, he suffered sexual abuse involving oral and anal sex from five of the named “other men”[864] and two other partly identified men. The abuse occurred mainly at the bungalow and B referred to a big party there one night, which he described as an “orgy”, but he was also taken to two of the abusers’ own homes and oral sex also occurred in a motor car.

      52.75 A preliminary difficulty about these allegations is that B did allege (for example, in his statement to the police on 8 February 1993) that he went to the Mickle Trafford bungalow after leaving Neath Farm School in December 1980, which was six months after the relevant social worker left the employ of Clwyd County Council. It is now clear from the documents and, in particular, the detailed typed record kept by the social worker, that B went to stay at the bungalow on 4 January 1980. The social worker’s record covers the full period from 2 August 1977, when he “received the case”, to 6 June 1980; and we have seen also a copy of the statutory review of B in or about February 1980.

      52.76 We are satisfied from the documents and the social worker’s evidence that social services staff were concerned about B from August 1979 (at the latest) onwards because they thought that B was in moral danger. On 7 December 1979 B was collected by the social worker on his discharge from Foston Hall Detention Centre and taken to an After Care hostel in Watergate Street, Chester, where accommodation had been arranged for him; and he obtained employment as a commis chef at Chester Steakhouse, beginning on 18 December 1979, which his social worker had helped to arrange. However, he left the hostel on or about 4 January 1980 and reported to his social worker four days later that he had moved to the Mickle Trafford bungalow, where he was visited by the social worker on 14 January 1980.

      52.77 B was admitted to Chester City hospital on 26 January 1980 following an “overdose”, where he was visited by the social worker on 28 January 1980. B would not discuss the reasons for his overdose. On the latter date he was discharged, after being referred to the psychiatric out-patient clinic at Chester Royal Infirmary. The review stated that this was for “treatment to help him accept his possible homosexual nature”.

      52.78 It seems that B obtained lodgings in Acrefair, near Wrexham, on his discharge from hospital but a report by a senior social worker in the Delyn Area team for Mold Crown Court in September 1980 stated:

      “From this point (that is, his discharge from hospital) B started an almost nomadic existence, moving from one lodging to another in Chester, Wrexham, Rhyl and Flint areas, often staying for just a few days, and making repeated appeals to his Social Worker for help in finding accommodation and for money to pay for lodgings. It was very difficult to keep track of his movements and to find him accommodation. B consistently refused offers to return to residential care and would not co-operate in the efforts that were made to establish him in a stable job and accommodation. He made extreme demands on the time and energies of his Social Worker and other social services staff.”

      52.79 In the light of this evidence we are satisfied that B’s allegation that hissocial worker arranged for him to stay at the Mickle Trafford bungalow is incorrect. We have no difficulty in accepting, however, that he was subjected to sexual abuse repeatedly by several persons during his stay there, despite the denials of those whom he named as his abusers. It is clear also, in our view, that that abuse was, at least, a major cause of the overdose that he took on26 January 1980.

      Waterhouse being a Freemason wouldn’t surprise me at all, in fact I’d be more surprised if he wasn’t a Freemason. Scallywag magazine made several allegations about the North Wales Police being riddled with Freemasons, so it makes sense that a Freemason was selected to ‘investigate’ paedophile allegations against some of its officers.

      Thanks for the PAN links, I’ve looked at one before for an article called ‘The PIE Trials’, I’d rather not look at them but it’s the only source for some information about PIE etc.

      • @murunbuch no surprises but CHE is mentioned in copies of PAN…btw what do you make of ‘bestiality’ and BLK MAGIC on list? also i note that gojam has got letter to rocks lane that has CHE and monday club (for homosexual equality) on its letter heading..

      • murunbuch said:

        It’s no surprise that CHE are mentioned in copies of PAN, because in 1975 members voted to give paedophilia and the Paedophile Information Exchange a place in the gay rights movement, so I suppose PIE/CHE were affiliated, whether that was an official or unofficial affiliation I don’t know.

      • @murun yes i know this as i have seen the minutes ..gojam posted them and they also appear in copies of PAN however since i have now read those minutes in PAN to me its not totally conclusive they blocked that looks like at least some token form of association as it recognises some principles..the PAN docs were converted to plain text i will find the minutes and post back to you..btw the monday club the words ‘for homosexual equality’ have been added in type..

      • angrystoo said:

        Secret courts, secret arrests and secret societies –

        Channel 4 News, Nov 2012.
        Keith Gregory & Bill Brereton interviewed by Cathy Newman in Wrexham.

        Both KG and BB refer to a masonic cover up.

        ** **

        Telegraph, 20 Aug 2012.

        “Leading police officers have set up a national Masonic lodge where they can meet in secret in defiance of fears about the influence of the secret society on the criminal justice system.”

      • @murun and angrystoo HOLD ON !!! lets separate things just to be clear ok?

        “One of groups associated with Elm Guest House was the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality (CGHE), and now we know there was another group called London Monday Group (for Homosexual Equality), which I guess is made up of members of the far-right Monday Club. Conservatives made up the majority of politicians that visited Elm Guest House, so it’s unsurprising that right wing gay rights groups were in contact with Elm Guest House. ”

        read this first please and lets NOT GUESS..facts mate are whats important..ok?

        in this link nothing suggests ‘conservative’ as yet..(will find out)

        in the link we read :

        Membership tends towards middle-aged/middle-class men but its meetings are lively. Subscription £10 (£1 concessions) covers free attendance at meetings and periodic newsletter. Affiliated to SLAGO (Surrey and London Association of Gay Organizations) and to LLGPI (London Lesbian and Gay Policing Initiative). Members also sit on various Police/Community Consultative Committees and Citizens Advice Bureaux Management Committee.


        however conservative monday club was certainly far right AND national front leaders were ate elm guest house
        of which national front leaders appear in PAN magazine..item..

      • murunbuch said:

        Wel spotted…this is they key phrase from that website: “Their Monday meetings are mainly social evenings”. Could be called London Monday Group purely because they meet every Monday. Like I said before, I don’t have any more knowledge about these groups than anyone else who’s read the articles and documents.

      • @murun now gojam says that paul foot wrote that these groups were linked….are there pvt eye archives on that?? looks like more digging i will do..the monday group for homos do/did sit on police commitees though..

      • murunbuch said:

        Private Eye archive is at the British Library…but it takes ages to serach unless you have a specific date.

      • @murun ok thing is this which is fast becoming a PITA is the bloggers spat ..which gets on my nerves ..ppl saying that GJ is doing a gay bashing’ on needleblog..sod that it dont help. IDK im just trying to untangle CHE CGHE and monday club / monday group..that why i just posted the above link..grrrrrr..i thiought we were on same side ffs…

  2. @murun the monday club (for homosexual equality) was signed by richard miles (treasurer)

  3. @murun can we now link rocks lane to north wales and cooke ?

    • murunbuch said:

      No, I don’t think so. Campaign for Homosexual Equality was a national organisation with a lot of separate local branches. Many supporters of CHE had nothing to do with paedophilia, and many voted against the resolution that was passed at their conference in 1975 to give paedophilia a place in the gay rights movement. I think the same thing happened in Rocks Lane and Chester, which was paedophiles hiding under the gay rights banner, but that doesn’t mean the two are connected.

  4. @murun i have been reading the PAN docs and indeed there IS support for PIE in them..

  5. @murun can you clear up this then? letter sent from monday club affiliated to CHE and also letters sent from spartacus to rocks lane…?

  6. murunbuch said:

    Can’t promise I can clear it up, but this is my personal opinion based on what I’ve read. Campaign for Homosexual Equality was an umbrella organisation with many separate groups affiliated to it from across the political spectrum, although I suspect overall it was more left-leaning as the left was strongly associated with the gay rights movement in the 70s.

    CHE was founded in 1969, but by 1975 it had become infiltrated by paedophiles who were hiding under the gay rights banner. The 1975 CHE conference passed a resolution to give paedophilia a place in the gay rights movement.

    One of groups associated with Elm Guest House was the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality (CGHE), and now we know there was another group called London Monday Group (for Homosexual Equality), which I guess is made up of members of the far-right Monday Club. Conservatives made up the majority of politicians that visited Elm Guest House, so it’s unsurprising that right wing gay rights groups were in contact with Elm Guest House.

    I’d like to make a point about the 1975 CHE conference. I definitely don’t think the resolution on paedophilia was passed because a large proportion of gay people are paedophiles. I think it was because a large proportion of the conference attendees were paedophiles, or were sympathetic to paedophiles. There are likely to be many reasons for this, but one of them could be that in the 1970s it was difficult for gay men to come out, and many were still living a straight life and therefore wouldn’t have been able to attend a gay rights conference. By the same token, it would be very easy for a male paedophile to come out as gay, as this would give him the cover of the gay community to hide behind. People in this bracket would have been eager to attend the CHE conference, as it would mean they could use their vote to help paedophile groups like PIE infiltrate the gay rights movement.

    The paedophile ‘coming out as gay’ tactic was successfully employed by Peter Righton, as can be seen in the ‘Secret Life of a Paedophile’ documentary. He ‘came out’ in 1970, and as a result was protected from colleagues’ suspicions, as none of them wanted to be accused of homophobia, until he was finally convicted in 1992.

  7. murunbuch said:

    Good luck…let me know what you find

    • @MURUN well apart from albany trust, the hall carpenter archive where i find peter righton (teacher) and
      few books and discussions on

      Sexual Relations with Minors by Richard Card, Symposium on the Reform of the Law of Sexual Offences, nd.

      and: Love for Children: outline of a campaign, December 1974.
      Love for Children by John Bradshaw.
      My Only Life, 1967.

      ive got an archive of CGHE the conservative group for homosexual equality..

      this could be fun..

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