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Peter Righton after his conviction for importing child pornography

Peter Righton after his conviction for importing child pornography

This is the latest comment left on this blog by the source of Tom Watson’s PMQ in response to an article I posted yesterday:

I can confirm that the closed down Hereford and Worcester investigation of 1994 was re-ignited by Tom Watson’ PMQ last October.
That 1994 investigation began with the Customs/Police raid on Peter Righton’s home
Sadly 20 years on key figures like Righton have died and won’t face the justice their victims deserve
However it is some consolation that with determined policing and social media sites that we didn’t have then a lot of wrongs can now be put right
The public remain poorly informed by the mainstream media about the true extent of powerful people in child sexual abuse but I for one believe things are about to change
Although he didn’t get charged with the offences he committed at least the BBC documentary Secret Life of a Paedophile destroyed Righton’s reputation and left everyone in no doubt about what an evil individual he was – a small but important reward for what should have gone on to be a massive nationwide investigate in to the links and webs we uncovered

We still don’t know who gave the order to shut down the original police investigation. In my opinion that person is just as guilty as Peter Righton and his network of child abusers. The decision to shut it down is likely to have been taken by Michael Howard and/or Virginia Bottomley. Howard was Home Secretary at the time, with overall responsibility for policing, and Bottomley was Health Secretary, with overall responsibility for children’s homes and social work.

Since Tom Watson’s PMQ there has been almost nothing in the mainstream media on the Peter Righton investigation. Thanks to the Sunday People/Mirror, we’ve learnt that ex-PIE treasurer Charles Napier is being investigated, but that’s the only real story in the mainstream media in over 5 months. This is despite the Guardian being in possession of all the information on the Peter Righton network that was given to Operation Fairbank.

If any mainstream media outlets decide to write a story about the national scandal of an organised paedophile network preying on children in care and the subsequent cover-up, here are some links including the original BBC documentary ‘Secret Life of a Paedophile’:

Social work team claims to have found nationwide paedophile ring (3.3.94)

The Peter Righton Diaries

Silence that cloaked child sex conspiracy (27.5.94)

Shadow of the Attic (1.6.94)

An abuse of trust (24.2.94)

More links to articles on Peter Righton

Peter Righton after his conviction for importing child pornography

Peter Righton after his conviction in 1992

The source of Tom Watson’s PMQ left a new comment on this blog earlier today. This might give an indication of the scale of abuse that Operation Fernbridge are investigating. Before the original Righton investigation was stopped in 1994, the Evening Standard described it as “one of the biggest child abuse investigations ever involving police and social services from across the country co-ordinated by Scotland Yard’s Obscene Publications Squad. They are investigating a network of gay intellectuals who are believed to have run child sex rings for decades through schools and children’s homes”.   read more

Here’s the comment in full:

The depth of Righton’s depravity and complete lack of remorse, alongside Tom O’ Carroll and Charles Napier, can be witnessed by the totally cold clinical recordings in his diaries where he listed each child at each institution he either worked at or had easy access to through other paedophiles and awarded them scores which signified how far the abuse went with each victim.
20 years on those diaries still make my blood run cold, as he should have spent most of his adult life in prison
As well as Redhill he abused boys at Ardingley College where Jon Snow was abused
The list is very long
These diaries are in the hands of Operation Fernbridge

I’d like to draw your attention to the latest comment on this blog from Tom Watson’s source for his PMQ about “a powerful political paedophile network linked to Parliament and No. 10“.

Thank you murun for correction on my last comment. I fully appreciate how important it is to be 100% accurate with our facts.
It was already a very long comment and I was trying to bring it to a close.
I have been researching the facts for many years and knew that John Whittingdale became Brittan’s special adviser for the first time in 1985 a few months after Brittan was moved from the Home Office ( interesting political manoeuvre in its self given what he had been presented with ).


I should have stated that but the point I was making that given their combined knowledge and political/ personal awareness of the seriousness of the Dickens dossier at the time, Whittingdale knowing by now that his brother was a major player in PIE and organised paedophile networks,when they joined forces,albeit in a different Department, just months after the presentation of Dickens’s allegations, I would have been surprised if it hadn’t come up in conversation given the alleged closeness of ministers and their special advisers.


Sorry for not being more specific.
The main issue in an argument as to why John Whittingdale is such a key person to write to and demand answers from today remains that as Chair of what has become in the last 3 years one of the most powerful weapons of an investigative Parliament he took a very active and high profile stance over other institutions failing to act in the face of a dangerous paedophile within the BBC/NHS/ guest of prime minister at Chequers for 13 years/ regular guest at Balmoral and we must demand he and his all party Committee now adopt the same exacting standards to how this obvious cover up was allowed to continue.

A starting point would be how many referrals did he make to Police/social services over 30 years when he knew ( as evidenced in letters written by Napier) that Napier was in professional contact with children and since Napier has returned to live in the family home with their mother was he aware of his contact with Sherbourne School pupils up until the Mirror featured it a few months ago.

Charles Napier is now being investigated by Operation Fairbank, who have already interviewed at least one of his victims.

Another two comments were left on this blog by Tom Watson’s source for his PMQ about “a powerful paedophile network linked to parliament and No. 10”. Here are the comments in full:

Thank you giving me the opportunity to use your blog. You are playing a major role and it is so appreciated.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing Liz Davies getting a second chance to progress what she started 20 years ago. A truly remarkable and very brave woman.
Liz and I liaised very closely in the early 90′s and tried to expose so many links before the system beat us down . To give you one good example Peter Righton and his partner disappeared after Righton’s convictions and were subsequently traced to Lord Henniker’s ancestral home in Eye in Suffolk.


The Chief Constable of Suffolk took it upon himself to visit and warn Henniker that he had 2 paedophiles with very significant national links on his property. Henniker was not in any way perturbed by this disclosure despite the fact that for many years he had had extremely vulnerable children holiday on his estate. He ran the Islington /Suffolk Project !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a scheme for disadvantaged children from Islington to have country holidays in rural Suffolk
If you google the late Lord Henniker you will see how influential a role he played in The British Council – Righton’s very close friend/fellow PIE member Charles Napier was employed as a teacher by the British Council in Cairo even though he was already on List 99 as a banned teacher after his early conviction.


Righton and Napier groomed and abused numerous children in tandem.
Liz Davies never lost hope and now we all need to get behind her and champion her determination to get the Islington story out once and for all and then lots more dots will join up

I would like to use your site again in quick succession please Murun to see if any of your followers would be prepared to write a further letter, after so many of them are currently writing to their individual MP’s re supporting Tom Watson in his efforts to get to the bottom of the true extent of powerful paedophiles networks linked to parliament or government or establishment institutions en masse.
I’m sure most people would agree that there should have been cross-party support for Geoffrey Dickens 30 years ago. Thanks to the Daily Mirror and your tight little team this is very much back on the agenda . Tom Watson is very much the current day Dickens and we must all ensure that he doesn’t become ridiculed or sidelined like Geoffrey Dickens was. Tom has tabled his question in Parliament to Teresa May re what happened to the 50 page document presented to the then Home Secretary Leon Brittan . However she will have probably be able to delay matters by saying this is a big exercise to find such an old document.
I would like to propose a counter tactic to run alongside Tom Watson’s official route and the Daily Mirror’s efforts and would very much appreciate a few letters to accompany mine.
On the day of Tom Watson’s PMQ on 24th October 2012 a few hours later David Cameron made this statement – “The Government will do everything it can do, other institutions must do what they can do, to make sure that we learn the lesson of this and it can NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN ”


He was actually referring to the Savile scandal engulfing the BBC, NHS etc at the time but his words must be applied to all institutions including Government/Parliament – a far greater scandal than Savile.
My letter will be to John Whittingdale in his role as Chairman of the cross-party Culture Select Committee. After I explain why I see this as the most effective way of keeping the issue in the public psyche until the Police can do their job, I hope people will agree to write letters of support addressed to John Whittingdale as well.
The Culture Select Committee was set up to be an investigative process – we witnessed the power it has during the Murdoch/hacking investigation and it is played out in public on prime time national TV. It can call politicians,police officers,who it likes really.
In his role as Chair John Whittingdale chose to take every media opportunity to criticise the BBC and particularly the Director General over their handling of Savile and he in not so many words demanded the head of George Entwhistle which was duly delivered. He therefore has proven he has the tenacity,will and more importantly the power to bring those deemed accountable or responsible to book. We now need to urgently ask him to apply the exact same standard to another institution ie his own Westminster and be seen to support his Prime Minister’s words of 24th October ie a we will leave no stone unturned approach. This time members of the public,victims,people like myself can be called so that the public get their say.
Starting points for the Committee can be what happened to Dickens dossier, how do Parliament explain the risible decisions of Sir Michael Havers and Sir Thomas Hetherington, allegedly in that wonderful phrase “in the public interest ” otherwise interpreted as “in the establishment’s interest”, not to prosecute Sir Peter Hayman who was a PIE member communicating with other paedophiles about the sadistic torture of children ,why was a prosecution of Cyril Smith deemed to be “not in the public interest, why does Westminster appear to be the safest environment of all to operate as a pedophile with the full protection of the security services and colleagues ( reference Edwina Currie’s diary re Peter Morrison being known openly to fellow MP’s as a predatory paedophile even before he was promoted to be Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party as well as Michael Cockerell’s 1995 BBC Documentary where it was openly admitted that it was the role of Chief Whips to make an entry into their Dirt Books if an MP was caught ” getting in to trouble with small boys” as opposed to making a referral to the Police)
The list of questions/issues for this powerful investigative committee would be limitless .


My second reason for writing to John Whittingdale in particular would be to short circuit what could be a torturous route to trace the Dickens dossier. Mr Whittingale became Leon Brittan’s Special Adviser months after the dossier was presented to Brittan. (CLARIFICATION: I’ve checked this and Whittingdale didn’t become Special Adviser to Leon Brittan until 1985 and that was in Brittan’s role as Trade & Industry secretrary, not Home Secretrary. In 1984 he was head of the political section of the Conservative Research Department).  I am advised that Special Advisers are the eyes and ears of their Minister boss. I am also advised that Mr. Whittingdale is a particularly brilliant brain,a MENSA member with an exceptional memory. As a young 20 something ambitious he might be reasonably expected on arrival in his new post where such an explosive and controversial document, the subject of intense media interest, might be in his new boss’s system. Was it still in his in-tray,pending or closed marked no further action. He could be of great assistance and his committee have had similar expectations of people brought before them to recall highly significant documents even after several years .
My third reason for arguing that John Whittingdale is a very powerful and appropriate person to assist with answers and ensure that David Cameron’s message about EVERY institution must be answerable to the public is a more personal than professional one.
Mr.Whittingdale’s half brother is in my professional opinion one of this country’s most dangerous predatory paedophiles .Charles Napier was the Treasurer of the early PIE organisation – by definition a treasurer would have a full list of all members and had responsibility for payment of subscriptions in to their account at the Midland Bank in central London. He remained central to that organisation and I had the horrendous task of sifting through a huge collection of letters he wrote over the years to fellow paedophiles which showed him to be an evil coldly calculating individual who carefully groomed very young boys before abusing them himself and then sharing them with other paedophiles.
Mr Whittingdale will have the crucial insight into the family or environmental background that creates such a monster. Given his severe criticism of institutions like the BBC for failing to detect a similar monster (Savile) within their midst, Mr.Whittingdale is perfectly positioned to talk about the measures he and his family took to alert the relevant authorities whenever Napier took up a new post with access to children . When letters arrived from Sweden,Cairo and Turkey to family members during a period when Napier was banned from teaching and Mr.Whittingdale was firmly embedded within No. 10, what dilemmas did the family face, how did they deal with family loyalty as opposed to public duty expected of a powerful public figure. This experience and insight would be invaluable for the type of questions that need to be asked at a Culture Select Committee or Royal Commission to ensure that David Cameron’s stated aim is achieved ie. ” The Government will do everything it can do. …………… to make sure that we learn the lesson ………..and IT CAN NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN ”
On 12th December 2012 David Cameron added ” Collusion should never happen again”. He added ” the measure of our society is how we treat its most vulnerable members. “. Noble words now we need to demand action.
There are no more vulnerable members of our society than children who have been taken in to care and then re-abused by the very people charged with the responsibility of caring for them and protecting them, and even worse passed on for further abuse by the people who make the laws of this country and who are expected to lead the way on the moral compass.

I sincerely hope some of your followers would agree to support such a letter to John Whittingdale

If you want to write to John Whittingdale you can contact him here.

Just one clarification, it was actually the Sunday People who wrote the piece about the Dickens dossier, they are affilated to the Mirror so their work is included on the Mirror website. In my opinion they are to be trusted, if anyone has solid leads that they want followed up in the national media please write to Sunday People journalist Keir Mudie:

A person claiming to be Tom Watson’s source for his PMQ about “a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No. 10” has been posting comments on this blog. As I’ve said before, I have reason to believe they are who they say they are. This is their most recent comment, which shows that police failed to investigate the same allegations in 1994.

Perhaps I need to be more specific about why I believe in Tom Watson. Doubters will still not be convinced I appreciate and I can’t blame them for that. The proof will be in the pudding. In 1994 I took the identical evidence that I took to Tom Watson in October 2012 to a very respected and veteran campaigning MP in the Labour Party (then in Opposition of course ) and although I was accompanied by a very senior police officer our allegations fell in to a black hole and we received no feedback whatsoever for our request for a full scale properly resourced national investigation in to very powerful paedophiles rings. It isn’t 6 months yet since Tom took the very brave step of using a PMQ and we have a very committed full scale Police investigation with the total backing of the Met Commisioner, a very committed news agency,Exaro and social media sites like yours that will not let this die. If the brave people in the Arab world could take on dictators with tanks/machine guns by gaining strength from support on social media sites we can do it against a heavily stained establishment who despite their perceived power will crumble if the majority wake up to what has happened and demand justice. The traditional media aren’t on board for whatever reason but maybe their chance has passed too and they are too close to the establishment in the first instance. Thank you Murun for such a balanced piece on whether to trust Tom Watson

They then added this clarification:

To correct you – the allegations I took to Tom Watson in 2012 and to another MP in. 1994 had nothing to do with Elm House Guest House. I wasn’t even aware of that situation until very recently like the rest of you.The police officers/forces I worked directly with or liaised with did everything in their power to secure convictions on my aspects of this scenario.

I’ve asked them who the MP was, and whether that MP is supporting Tom Watson now. I’ve also asked which police force failed to investigate the allegations in 1994. Updates to follow if more information is provided.