In late August 1983, Geoffrey Dickens MP threatened to name eight high-profile paedophiles using parliamentary privilege.
“I’ve got eight names of big people, really important names, public figures. And I am going to expose them in Parliament.” (read more)
Although he had previously named senior diplomat Sir Peter Hayman as a paedophile, he never made good on his promise to expose the eight public figures. Just over two months after making the threat,Geoffrey Dickens’s name and address was found in a ‘hit list’ in a notebook belonging to Arthur Hutchinson, who was wanted for three brutal murders and was already on ‘a serious sex charge’.
The Guardian, 3rd November 1983