Several children were abducted from the Fair Play amusement arcade in Holloway (London Borough of Islington) in the mid-1980s. “Regular customer” John Norman Foss, was jailed after he abducted an 11 year old boy from Fair Play, and the arcade owner Leslie Loates was jailed after abducting two 12 year old girls.
Islington Gazette, 22nd February 1985
John Norman Foss was convicted in Greece in 2008 for similar offences against young boys. Although he was sentenced to a 15 years in jail, it has been reported here that he was released earlier this year.
Associated Press, 26th August 2008
A Greek court convicted a British man on Wednesday of molesting a boy and attempting to molest another, and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
John Norman Hardy Foss, 66, was arrested in July 2006 in the northern town of Katerini after locals told police they had seen him repeatedly pick up children in his car. He spent 17 months in jail before being released on bail before his trial.
The court in the northern city of Thessaloniki convicted him of molesting an 11-year-old boy and of attempting to molest a 12-year-old boy.
The time he spent in pretrial detention will count toward his sentence.
Foss had been living in Katerini for several years, where he was teaching English in private lessons, Greek authorities said, adding that neither of the boys involved in the case were his students
Islington Gazette, 11th January 1985