News of the World, 11th May 1986
Although the police operation isn’t named in this article, I’ve filed it under Operation Circus as it involves child prostitution in Piccadilly Circus, and falls within the date range 1985-1987. However, the article refers to ” major probe into a police homosexual ring”, so this may have been a separate police investigation.
I don’t know the exact date Operation Circus started, but I believe the first trial was that of Ronald Cooper, the boss of Leeways children’s home, who was convicted in June 1985. According to The Times, the file on Operation Circus was closed on 17th February 1987. It said that a total of 15 men had been tried at the Central Criminal Court during the investigation.
I have so far only been able to find information on 5 of those men. Ronald Cooper (June 1985), Andrew Prichodsky (January 1986), Malcolm Raywood (January 1986), Abraham Jacob (May 1986), and Samuel Bolger (February 1987). I would be grateful for any information on the remaining 10 men.