Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 4 Playland Trial and Cover up

Piccadilly 1975

1975 was packed with Piccadilly paedophilia related news and trials. The Billy Two Tone murder trial started on April 9 1975 [1 p172]. It was short but immediately after their sentencing, it was followed by the trial of Roger Gleaves aka “Bishop of Medway on child sexual abuse charges”. When this went against the slippery Gleaves and he was jailed on May 2 by the narrowest of margins, lawyers on both sides concocted a deal on grievous bodily harm charges on Billy Two Tone and others whereby he admitted the charges on the others but admitted nothing about Billy and thus avoided a trial [1 p176].

The Johnny Go Home Documentary was broadcast on 22 July 1975, which the Jury of the “Second Playland Trial” were banned from watching. That nine week trial had just begun, ending in sentencing on September 22 1975. Playland was an amusement arcade in Coventry Street, at the side of Piccadilly, London. Police said they had smashed the biggest ever boys vice ring [87].

The trial then led to a debate as whether the arcades should be allowed to be relicenced or shut down, in particular Playland and 6 other arcades all licensed by Westminster City Council whose licence was due up for renewal the following week [87]. There were also press reports about more prominent and powerful people to be brought to justice [133].

However the events of, and surrounding Playland 2,  show that the rich, powerful, well connected and corrupt manage to evade proper justice. The establishment minimise and shut down investigations to hide the crimes of the powerful, extending even to the sexual abuse of children.

The First Playland Trial or Playland 1 had taken place in 1972. The Judge was Sir Cyril Aarvold, and Det Sergeant Michael Kennan [50] was Police investigator. Five men admitted various sexual offences against 9 boys of ages 13-15 and received sentences of between 1 and 6  years. Those on trial included David Ernest Archer, 23 and Basil John Andrew Cohen aged 24 who lived together at Hartham Road, Holloway, Ian Henry Ashby of Denzil Road, Brent, Geoffrey Storey, Cavell Street, Stepney  and Leroy Peter Jones, an American living at a St John’s Wood address, Aberdeen Place. For more details on Playland 1 then see this link [127].

For the Playland 2 Trial in 1975, there had been a police investigation by a team of seven specially selected vice club officers. The Police investigation was led by Chief Superintendent Malcolm Ferguson, from West End Central Police Station [87]. Inspector Dick also was working on the case [142].

The charges varied in the various papers against each individual but two were accused of living off immoral earnings. It was described as the biggest vice ring busted yet [87], but with at least 2 pimps and “30 rent boys” witnesses, among 70 witnesses, there could have been many hundreds of individuals “users” charged.  Apart from the men charged as pimps, only 3 men were charged.

The Judge at the 9 week trial was Judge King Hamilton, the prosecuting counsel Michael Corkery [90]. John Alliot QC was one of the defence counsels [89] and Hornbys counsel was Mr Ronin Simpson [89].

Some of this information gleaned from differing inaccurate newspaper articles is now superceded by the Court Appeals that I have now posted which contain accurate information as to charges [170]

Two of the men featured in both trials- David Archer and Basil Andrew-Cohen. The men charged in Playland 2 were:

David Archer Aged 46 [86] 47 [87] 28! [90] Security guard [89] of Odessa Rd East London. Charges 5 charges buggery [86], 2 gross indecency charges [86], and living on earnings of prostitution [90]. Defending Counsel John Alliot insisted on chemically castration treatment so that he would never do it again. Sentence 5 and a half years

Basil Andrew-Cohen Aged 39 Driver [89] of no fixed abode. Charges  Plotting to procure acts of gross indecency and indecent assault.  Conspiracy to procure acts of gross indecency [86] Gross indecency and indecent assault [86] Sentence Jailed for 6 years

Charles Hornby, Aged 35 [87] 36  [90] Charges He had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to procure acts of gross indecency by males under 21 [86], committing acts of gross indecency [86] and attempting to pervert justice [86] [90]. He was not therefore tried with the others but was sentenced with them. Sentence Fined £1000 and jailed for 2 and half years

Andrew Novac Aged 28 [86], 29 [90] Telephonist [89] of Elm Court, Harrowby St, West London, Charges  Plotting to procure acts of gross indecency. 3 counts of Indecent assault [86]. Persistently importuning for immoral purposes [86] Conspiracy to procure acts of gross indecency [86] Sentence 6 and half years

Malcolm Raywood Aged 43. Unemployed [89] Garratt Lane Wandsworth, Charges   Plotting to procure acts of gross indecency. Buggery. Persistently importuning for immoral purposes [86]. Conspiracy to procure acts of gross indecency [86] Living on earnings of male prostitution [86] Sentence 6 years

6th Man  Possibility of a sixth man who pleaded guilty in Jun/Jul but had a separate trial []

The judge summed up for 5 days to the all male jury [87]  The boys were called “rent boys”  because they are mostly penniless runaways who sell their bodies to pay their rent [90] . He also said that what was sickening, was the way the men had tried to suggest they had helped the young boys. “But these boys soon be came young prostitutes selling the only thing they had for sale – their young bodies”, the judge said [101]. Yet oddly the judge said that there was no evidence that the four men had corrupted the boys. At end of trial jury were allowed to watch Johnny go home [87]

One of the guilty men stood out as different from the rest – Charles Hornby.

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Pinball in the 70s in Soho from Johnny Go Home

Charles Hornby received the vast majority of the publicity, partly because he was the only one of the five who made an guilty plea, on Jun 19.The press must have been salivating over exposing him with 3 months to do research. His sentencing was postponed until after the 9 week trial of the others, ending in September. A wealthy socialite, a pillar of society in contrast to the “dirty raincoat brigade” in the newspaper parlance of the day [87]. He had a “beautiful wife”, former debutante Amanda Fitzwilliam Hyde [87] [90], and 3 children.

Hornby was an Old Etonian, he had been an amateur 6 foot 4 inch steeplechase  “gentleman jockey” [87] [89] and had spent five years as an assistant trainer. He left Fred Rimells employ, who has stables in Worcester, to get married [87]. Fred described him as “an extremely nice fellow, we always got on well”[87] . He rode his own horse and  “Gipsy Boy ” owned by his mother and as a jockey had 2 winners at Plumpton in one year [87]. Hornby had also been an officer in the 9th Lancers. He was a Lloyds underwriter, and occasionally apparently had Prince Charles among his guests at his inherited country estate at Shipton Moyne, Tetbury in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds [87] [89]. He was also the brother in law of the managing director of WH Smiths [86], his sister was once married to Marquis of Blandford later the 11th Duke of Marlborough [86] [101] [89]. Hornby also had a town house in Montague Square, Marylebone and “vice” flats at Shortlands in Wembley and at Chepstow Villas, Notting Hill [87].

His brother Simon Hornby married Sharon Sharon Cazalet, daughter of Queen Mother’s racehorse trainer, Captain Peter Cazalet – a wedding attended by the Queen mother, Princess Margaret, Noel Coward, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton and the Archdeacon of Tunbridge.

images.britishpathe.com26A video [129] and photographs [130]  are available for those into that sort of thing. Alas I am not sure that the marriage lasted.

Andrew Parker Bowles (ex husband of Camilla now married with some title or other to Prince Charles) was, and probably still is godfather to Charles Hornby’s son [131].

Anyhow I am sure that all the foregoing is more than enough to convince you that Charles Hornby was a veritable pillock of society, in addition to being a child abuser.

When interviewed by police, Hornby said “No one is perfect. We are all evil. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have done things that are evil.”[90].

Counsel spoke of “horrid photographs” taken by Hornby showing boys in a bath and committing acts of gross indecency [90].

Hornby is referred to as a Davids rapist who also blackmailed him with photographs that Hornby had taken of him in Davids Story 1 [143]. Audio of all 3 episodes 2015 May 4-6 World at One Davids Story here [144]

Sentencing

Hornby was fined £1000, and sentenced to only 2 and a half years, almost half what the others were sentenced to. Having said this the exact charges are not known, some of his charges were different and Hornby was the only one to plead guilty, and I do not know sentencing guidelines at the time.

Against this he had tried to bribe the boy witnesses to water down their evidence [90] and he was the only one to be charged with perverting the course of justice. He had also took pictures of the boys in acts of indecency [90], though I do not know if this was an offence at the time or what sentence it carried.

David Archer  Jailed for 5 and a half years

Basil Andrew-Cohen Jailed for 6 years

Charles Hornby, Fined £1000 and jailed for 2 and half years

Andrew Novac  Jailed for 6 and half years

Malcolm Raywood  Jailed for 6 years

The judge said remarkably that the sentences were intended to be an example in deterring others [90].

Vice Ring Cover Up

A day before the sentencing Peter Earle wrote in the News of the World that “Dozens of arrests are expected after the Director of Public Prosecutions [Sir Norman Skelhorn] has acted on a detailed dossier on illegal homosexual activities. Some of the men involved are celebrated in show business, others are top names in the financial world. The arrests will come in the wake of a vice trial at the Old Bailey”

One of the men involved told Peter Earle that he wanted to co-operate with the police because he resented the way “some very big names” were taking advantage of young boys. Peter Earle himself went with the informant to Commander David Helm, head of the West End Central police force. Watch was kept on Playland. And a network of vice was uncovered over a vast investigation over 18 months ago.

It is not clear whether this was the same investigation that led to the Playland 2 trial or a separate one. Peter describes an 18 month investigation, whereas I thought the Playland investigation was 30 months,but admittedly cannot find that source, so I could be mistaken.

However these big name arrests do not seem to have materialised.  In fact the reverse, as the men on trial had their sentences reduced and were released from jail.

Why did the arrests and prosecution not happen? What do Peter Earle and David Helm remember of these events? Who stopped the investigation? Was it Commander Helm or was it higher up in the police? Did Robert Marks hear of this case? Did it reach DPP? Was the Attorney General asked for advice? Was it due to political or other influence? Some answers are likely to be found in the files kept secret from the public for 88 years until 2065. [See below] Who classifies them? Can this be changed?

1975 Jan 01 – 1976 Dec 31 National Archive J 267/688 Andrew Novac, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Basil John Andrew-Cohen and others: variously charged with conspiracy to procure the commission of acts of gross indecency, living on prostitution, persistent importuning and other offences. Orderable at item level. Records closed for 88 years!! Hornbys name does not appear on outside of archive [125] [126].

The Appeal

There was an appeal, which was heard just over a year later, about the number of charges the men faced, originally 38 cut to 19, the length of the trial, the length that the judge had to sum up and the ability of the jury to take in all the 5 days of a summing up. This led in the end to the quashing by the judge of all convictions except on conspiracy and related counts, and  arose directly out of the overloading of the indictment he said.

Even if this was a correct decision in law, who made the original decision to overload the indictments and was it deliberate so that an appeal would reduce the sentences, so that the men in power did not get fingered?

Hornby was already out of jail, after having been kept in jail on remand due to the perverting the course for justice and did not seem to take part in the appeal. Andrew Novac and Andrew-Cohen still had to serve sentences for conspiracy related counts. Raywood and Archer appear to have been released immediately [92]  [93] [93a] and Archer said he would present police with a dossier naming “millionaires and titled and influential people involved in Playland affair. I believe there was a tremendous cover up to protect these people.[93] [93a]

There was even a question by Arthur Lewis MP recorded in Hansard [102] as to whether there would be an independent investigation. Merlyn Rees replied ” No, but I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that he is arranging for the investigation of complaints against the police made by Mr. Archer while in custody. In addition, now thatthe case is no longer sub judice, I will write as soon as possible to my hon. Friend about the outstanding matters raised in the correspondence he has sent me.”

Did he do so ? Are any copies available?

Hornby’s Gun Licence

Hornby got the gun licence he applied for, on 3 April 1977. Normally people were banned from one for 5 years after release but only 9 months after release Hornby got one, and it appears he was still under parole. Given the fact he was on remand from May 1975 his two and half year sentence would have been a minimum of Oct 1977 [95]

His counsel Graham Jones applied to Gloucester Crown Court for ban to be lifted and Police did not object. Hornby aged 37, wanted to kill vermin on the families estate. He said there was no suggestion of violence in the offences.  Recorder Mr John Drinkwater QC offered to withdraw from the case as he had already met Hornby at a party several years ago, but there were no objections. [95] What type of party is not made clear as there are suggestions that Hornby committed some of his offences at parties.[]

Indecent assault not a crime of violence?

Arcades

What happened to Playland and other arcades? Were they closed down?

Wing commander Bill Kearney Chairman of General Purpose Committee of Westminster City Council wanted to shut down arcades as they were vice dens. He said they were “centres of vice where vultures prey” John Alliot QC told the Judge that such places should “cease to exist” but another QC and Chris Tugendhat MP for Westminster South said it would just move it elsewhere. The gaming licences of 7 centres were due for renewal by Westminster Council at the end of the same week in which the sentences were given. [89]

Mr William Molloy, Labour MP for Ealing North, said: “The Old Bailey trial points to the need for immediate co-operation between local authorities, the police and the managements of these arcades.” If this was not given, the arcades must be closed, he said. [133]

Not sure of the result of this without further research or a FOI to Westminster City Council but I think they were shut down but reopened a few years later

Corruption and Cover up

So it appears that from beginning to end the vast majority of the powerful were able to avoid justice, with Hornby as the sacrificial fop, perhaps because he had photographs.

However I think that is misleading. I see justice as what is meted out by the justice system often in statute based courts. Justice is what you get where the Judge and the Prosecution both work for the Crown, and the defendants and the prosecutions legal representative are both in the same Association and maybe the same Inn, and all its other faults.

What we all crave is justness, which will never be achieved from a justice system run by the Crown for the elite. To get justness, then we need to set up common law courts.

So Hornby received justice but probably not justness, whereas his privileged colleagues received neither justice nor justness.

The establishment covers up in a multitude of ways that are hidden from the public, and across not only

1. The separation of powers designed to achieve checks and balances in Britain [132]

  • Parliament – legislature,
  • Prime Minister, Cabinet, Government Departments & Civil Service  executive,
  • Courts – judiciary

but also across

2. Organisations that all are meant to ensure fairness and justice in some way – Police, Judges, Barristers, Solicitors, Attorney General, national and local Crown Prosecution Service, Director of Public Prosecutions,  Home Office and officials, Home Secretary, MI5 and MI6.  I have listed in Appendix 1 some of the main individuals.

The who, what, where, when, why and how of the corruption we are gradually beginning to work out for historic cases of child sexual abuse. However we need to work more of the paedophiles and enablers and more quickly then the task will be easier for the current child abuse.

Please if you can, choose a child abuser, an establishment or an area and try and research some of what has happened, through internet, court records, searches on the internet, personal experience. All information is important no matter how small, to help defeat this curse of child abuse perpetrated often by the people in power.

In 1975  some relevant people were

DPP                                                              Sir Norman Skelhorn QC (1964–1977)

Attorney General England and Wales   Samuel Silkin (7 March 1974 – 4 May 1979)

DG MI5 Security Service                           Michael Hanley 1972–1979  (b. 1918–d. 2001)

DG MI6 SIS                                                  Sir Maurice Oldfield, 1973–1978

Commissioner of Police of Metropolis    Sir Robert Mark 1972-1977

City Of London Police Commissioners    James Page, QPM (1971–1977)

Home Secretary                                            Roy Jenkins

Head of Civil Service                                   ?

Prime Minister                                              Harold Wilson

Wikipedia List of British Ministries [149]

Out of these although Sir Robert Mark was probably honest with his anti corruption purge. I think he found that the  Met was corrupt to a very high level. Maurice Oldfield there are big question marks about and there are rumours about Roy Jenkins. I do not know about the others. Any or all information gratefully received.

Child Abuser details and Networks

Not researched the perpetrators links apart from details here.

David Archer Aged 30 Plumber Odessa Rd Forest Gate quashed his convictions for unnatural act and gross indecency and set aside his sentence [93] [93a].

Archer said he would present police with a dossier naming “millionaires and titled and influential people involved in Playland affair. I believe there was a tremendous cover up to protect these people.” [93] [93a] add Playland 1

Aged 46 [86], 47 [87] 28 [90] Security guard [89]of Odessa Rd East London. 5 and a half years, 5 charges buggery 2 gross indecency charges, and living on earnings of prostitution [90]. Defending Counsel John Alliot insisted on treatment so that he would never do it again – chemically castrated.

Basil Andrew Cohen aged 40 NFA had his indecent assault conviction quashed. Still has to serve 3 years for conspiracy and gross indecency [93] [93a] cf. Aged 39 Driver [89] of NFA 6 years plotting to procure acts of gross indecency and indecent assault. Playland 1 and adress then

Basil John Andrew-Cohen [125] [126]

Charles Hornby Already released in July 1976 []

Aged 35 [87], 36 jailed for 2 and half years [90] Judge said remarkably that the sentences were intended to be an example in deterring others [90]

Andrew Novac 30 of Harrowby Street Marylebone cleared on 3 indecent assault charges, 5 year sentence set aside. Still to serve 3 and half for conspiring to procure acts of gross indecency and offences of dishonesty. [93][93a]

cf. Aged 28 [86], 29 [90] Telephonist [89] of Elm Court, Harrowby St, West London, 6 and half years plotting to procure acts of gross indecency. Indecent assault

Malcolm Raywood

Aged 44 of Elgin Avenue, Maida Hill London. Jailed for 6 years for an unnatural act, had his conviction quashed, sentence set aside. Already served sentence on other vice charges and sentence set aside [93] [93a]

cf. Aged 43. Unemployed [89] Garratt Lane Wandsworth, 6 years  plotting to procure acts of gross indecency. Buggery

Malcolm Jack Raywood [125] [126]

Also in Op Circus Trial

Timeline

1969 Sept-1970 Oct : Mervyn Harris is interviewing and researching The Dilly Boys at Piccadilly Circus [97]

1971 Aug 11 Central Criminal Court [151] Kenneth Edward O’Neill, Andrew Michael Joseph Prichodsky

1971 Aug 11 The Times [A1] Maximum Sentence of Three Years Jail on men who had obscene photographs Central Criminal Court re Kenneth Edward O’Neill, Andrew Michael Joseph Prichodsky

1972 Mar 1  A trial sometimes called Playland/Piccadilly Circus trial at Old Bailey, which I will refer to as the First Playland Trial or Playland 1. The Judge was Sir Cyril Aarvold. and Det Sergeant Michael Kennan [50*] was an investigator. Five men admitted various sexual offences against 9 boys of ages 13-15 and received sentences of between 1 and 6  years. Those on trial included David Ernest Archer, 23 and Basil John Andrew Cohen aged 24 who lived together at Hartham Road, Holloway, Ian Henry Ashby of Denzil Road, Brent, Geoffrey Storey, Cavell Street, Stepney  and Leroy Peter Jones, an American living at a St John’s Wood address, Aberdeen Place. For more details on Playland 1 then see this link [127][77] Possibly more information in The Dilly Boys, Mervyn Harris [75] Extracts [74] [73] .

1972 Mar 1 Evening Standard re trial above [77] also see [127]

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1973 Jan 18 Dilly Boys by Mervyn Harris published  [75] [74] [73]

1973 May 1973 Solicitor-General for Scotland, David Anderson MP (Con: Dumfrieshire) made an astonishing assertion in the wake of being fined for ‘a breach of the peace’ when he was found guilty of approaching two fourteen year old girls with a strange sexual request. He said that the Prime Minister, Ted Heath, had sent letters containing an ‘official warning’ to a number of ‘men in public life’ that there was a possibility that men had been impersonating them and propositioning children and women sexually. Staff from Stern magazine, declared themselves uninterested in the sex lives of British aristocracy

“We are only concerned with the possible leakage of Nato secrets and the German branch of the vice ring, which might benefit from indiscretions of German diplomats and leakages of secrets through ‘blackmail’.

Our main concern is the people behind this ring. Under the control of a Mafia-type organisation, or an alien secret service, such a vice ring could be a most effective source of state secrets.” [127] 

1972 Jun 26 EWCA [152] Kenneth Edward O’Neill, Andrew Michael Joseph Prichodsky

1972 Nov 23 EWCA [153] David Ernest Archer,  Ian Henry Ashby, Leroy Peter Jones

1973 Jun Hornby “began” picking up rent boys in Playland. Police saw him 4 times and he drove off in red mini. He took boys home and took pictures of them in indecent acts [90].

1973 Nov 24 ? – Dec  8 Spectator – On the Dilly [74] by Mervyn Harris in 3 Parts. See [73]

1974 May National Archive [147] George Wayne JACOBS, Ronald William FORTUNE and Brian Arthur JOHNSON: convicted of indecent assaults on three boys at Orpington, Kent, in May 1974. Ian BELL and Peter Frank HICKMAN, members of the same paedophile gang, convicted of indecent assaults on other boys. Orderable at item level.

1974 Jun 26 Wed Billy [ See CFB KGH] beaten and then killed, stabbed 20 times by Phillip Holland, David Johnson, Michael Woodland and wife Margaret on Brighton Rd, intersection 10 near Handcross [p157] A28 London to Brighton Rd near Crawley [5]

1974 Oct 12 Daily Mirror [135a] [135b] Boy Slaves in Vice Orgies

A newspaper photographer, a child welfare officer and an American scientist were members of a vice ring, an Old Bailey judge heard yesterday. At their homosexual orgies young boys were paraded as slaves. The boys were attracted to the home of photographer Ronald Fortune because it had a shooting gallery. Many of the boys were indecently assaulted at Fortune’s home in Darrick Wood Road, Orpington.Fortune, 54, was jailed for five years. Child-care officer Brian Johnson, 44, of Gladstone Road, Colchester, was jailed for six years. Scientist George Jacobs, 43, of Elm Park Gardens, West Kensington, was given a two-year sentence.

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1975 Jan 01 – 1976 Dec 31 National Archive J 267/688 Andrew Novac, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Basil John Andrew-Cohen and others: variously charged with conspiracy to procure the commission of acts of gross indecency, living on prostitution, persistent importuning and other offences. Orderable at item level. Records closed for 88 years!! Hornbys name does not appear on outside of archive [125] [126]

1975 April 9 Trial of Woodland, Johnson and Holland re Billy Two Tone Murder [cfbjgh] started with Justice MacKenna, prosecution Barry Hudson QC [p172]. Short trial and found guilty and sentence to life imprisonment [p173].

1975 end of April : Woodland, Johnson and Holland jailed for Johnny Go Home

1975 May 2 Gleaves jailed in one of Johnny Go Home trials. It seems he probably appeared with 2 other men, and one was Kenneth Martin who was jailed for 7 years [119]

1975 Jun 19 Hornby pleaded guilty [86] to conspiracy to procure- the commission of acts of gross indecency with persons under the age of 21, committing acts of gross indecency and attempting to pervert justice [86]. He was remanded in custody throughout the trial of the others – he had tried to talk to the boys to get them to change story

Team of vice squad officers headed by Chief Superintendent Malcolm Ferguson from West End Central Police Station smashed the biggest vice ring ever [87] .30 youths amongst witnesses [87] Oddly the judge said in 5 day summing up that they had not corrupted the boys 86?

1975 Jul c.21 Second Playland Trial started in court 7 at Old Bailey [89] [87] 5 day summing up [87]

1975 July 22 Johnny Go Home Shown [6] 10 Million viewers [21c] First part of Johnny Go Home shown [21a] before the news  and the second after [44] ITN [10]. Playland Jury told to stay in hotel overnight and not watch Johnny Go Home.

1975 Jul 23 Guardian [3] Nancy Banks Smith Johnny Go Home Review

1975 Jul 23 Evening Times [116a] [116b] Playland Trial Jury in hotel night before Johnny Goes Home showing

1975 Jul 27 Sunday The Observer [6] Polly Toynbee New Attempts to save the Homeless Drifters

1975 Jul 30 Central Criminal Court [154] Kenneth Martin

1975 Jul 30 The Times [A4] Toys used to lure boys into vice court told re Central Criminal Court  Kenneth Martin

1975 July 31 Hansard Commons [11] Commons debate on Homelessness provoked by Johnny go Home

1975 Summer Michael Meacher announced that the Home Secretary has instituted a full internal inquiry in connection with the Gleaves affair [22].

1975 Aug 7 Hansard [12] Fowler question re Roger Gleaves Hostels

1975 Aug 17 Observer [2] Nora Beloff Tories want a Johnny Go Home Inquiry. Barbara Castle Social Services Secretary. Internal Investigation in Home Office still going on.

1975 Aug 27 Gleaves Hostel Murder Op Circus Raywood? [28] ??

1975 Sept 19 Jury found them all guilty in Playland 2 trial []

1975 Sept 20 Saturday  Daily Mail [86] Richard Hero The Evil men in Playland Men to appear at Old Bailey

Four of the men No occupation Charles Loyds underwriter. Prevented jury seeing JGH at time of showing on TV but specail showing allowed after the trial. Westminster GPC deiced to seek legal advice on how to shut Playland. Various guilty verdicts and details

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1975 Sept 20 Daily Express [87] Richard Wright. Squires Secret Life of Vice in Playland  9 week trial

Hornby mingled with dirty-raincoat brigade, perverted sex was a vital, though secret, part of his life. 35-year-old Hornby also enjoyed the graceful life of the country squire who on occasion had Prince Charles among among his dinner guests at Tetbury. Judge ordered the jurythey must not see the ITV documentary ” Johnny Go Home” which investigated such a vice trade. Hornby—the brother of the managing director of, W. H. Smiths and himself a Lloyd’s underwriter — pleaded guilty at the outset to conspiracy to procure– the commission of acts of gross’ indecency with persons under the age of 21, committing acts of gross indecency, and attempting to pervert justice. He was remanded in custody throughout the trial. Judge Alan King-Hamilton said he would pleas sentence on all five men on Monday.

exp209751975 Sept 21 News of the World [133]  by Peter Earle Top men face charges in vice net round-up (ocr) TOP MEN FACE CHARGES IN VICE NET ROUND-UP

Dozens of arrests are expected after the Director of Public Prosecutions has acted on a detailed dossier on illegal homosexual activities. Some of the men involved are celebrated in show business, others are top names in the financial world. The arrests will come in the wake of a vice trial at the Old Bailey. Five men guilty of indecency offences involving boys will be sentenced tomorrow. At the core of the case is an amusement arcade called Playland, near Piccadilly Circus in London. Police have interviewed 152 boys, many of them “Johnny Go Home” runaways, whose search for the bright lights ended in enticement and male depravity. The vast investigation began 18 months ago. It was then that one of the men involved told me he wanted to co-operate with the police because he resented the way “some very big names” were taking advantage of young boys. The informant and I went to Commander David Helm, head of the West End Central police force. Watch was kept on Playland. And a network of vice was uncovered. Pressure was building up yesterday for the closure of Playland and any other arcades where perverts might prowl. Mr William Molloy, Labour MP for Ealing North, said: “The Old Bailey trial points to the need for immediate co-operation between local authorities, the police and the managements of these arcades.” If this was not given, the arcades must be closed, he said. The licences of Playland and six other arcades are to be reviewed by Westminster City Council’s licensing sub-committee on Friday.

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1975 Sept 22 Mon Judge Alan King-Hamilton sentenced [87]

David Archer Aged 46 [86] 47 [87] 28! [90] Security guard [89] of Odessa Rd East London. Charges 5 charges buggery [86], 2 gross indecency charges [86], and living on earnings of prostitution [90]. Defending Counsel John Alliot insisted on chemically castration treatment so that he would never do it again. Sentence 5 and a half years

Basil Andrew-Cohen Aged 39 Driver [89] of no fixed abode. Charges  Plotting to procure acts of gross indecency and indecent assault.  Conspiracy to procure acts of gross indecency [86] Gross indecency and indecent assault [86] Sentence Jailed for 6 years

Charles Hornby, Aged 35 [87] 36  [90] Charges He had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to procure acts of gross indecency by males under 21 [86] , committing acts of gross indecency [86] and attempting to pervert justice [86] [90]. The judge said remarkably that the sentences were intended to be an example in deterring others [90] Sentence Fined £1000 and jailed for 2 and half years

Andrew Novac Aged 28 [86], 29 [90]  Telephonist [89] of Elm Court, Harrowby St, West London, Charges  Plotting to procure acts of gross indecency. 3 counts of Indecent assault [86]. Persistently importuning for immoral purposes [86] Conspiracy to procure acts of gross indecency [86] Sentence 6 and half years

Malcolm Raywood Aged 43. Unemployed [89] Garratt Lane Wandsworth, Charges   Plotting to procure acts of gross indecency. Buggery. Persistently importuning for immoral purposes [86]. Conspiracy to procure acts of gross indecency [86] Living on earnings of male prostitution [86] Sentence 6 years

“As long as you are at liberty, no boy is safe”

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A Study of Human Exploitation Playland Robin Lloyd 1979 Page 27

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1975 Sept 23 Tuesday Daily Express [88] Diana Burgess Dangers that lurk behind the doorways of Charity re hostels

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1975 Sept 23 Daily Express [89] Richard Wright The shame a wife could face no more. re Charles Hornby and names those jailed . She wept. He said he was completely ashamed, and terribly sorry.  Try to shut arcades but QCs were divided as they would just go elsewhere. That was view of Mr Tugendhat MP for Westminster South [89] Meeting due following Friday of Westminster Council general purposes committee and their chairman Wing Commander Bill Kearney

exp239751975 Sept 23 Daily Mirror [90] by George Glenton Old Etonian Jailed in Rentboy Case re Charles Hornby in Playland.

Rather “horrid photographs ” taken by Hornby showing boys in a bath and committing acts of gross indecency. When interviewed by police, Hornby said: ” No one is perfect. We are all evil.” “Fortunately or unfortunately, I have done things that are evil.”

Hornby also admitted attempting to pervert the course of Justice by paying boys to “water down” their evidence against him.”The sentences are intended to be an example in deterring others and to help put an end to the public scandal occuring in and around Playland.” And Hornby, his reputation and career ruined by one weakness he could not conquer, said simply: ” I’m completely ashamed of myself for what I have done.” Castrate me said David Archer. The Judge refused.

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1975 Sept 23  Montreal Gazette  Wealthy Briton gets prison term over vice racket  [101] The court was told that young penniless runaway boys were attracted to Playland then became prey for men who offered them meals and shelter.

He said what was sickening, was the way the men had tried to suggest they had helped the young boys. “But these boys soon be came young prostitutes selling the only thing they had for sale – their young bodies”, the judge said. more..[101]

1975 Sept 24 Canberra Times [112]

1975 Sept 26 Fri Licences due for renewal at Westminster councils general purposes Committee [89]

1975 Oct 2 Montreal Gazette [134] by Sandy Fawkes Castration for sex offenders” Is it really an option; does it work?

LONDON – Last week one of the five men involved in a London vice case asked to be chemically castrated. David Archer, convicted of several homosexual charges, asked the Old Bailey judge if he could be sentenced after he had female hormones implanted in his body, an operation designed to reduce the male sex drive. The judge refused and sentenced him to 5½ years jail. Unlike Mr. Archer, three middle-aged American men in San Diego have had their requests for castration granted. But to escape 20-year jail sentences for child molesting and rape, all three sex offenders will have to submit to an operation which removes their testicles.The practice of allowing men “to barter their testicles for freedom” has just been condemned by the World Health Organization. Its report on the treatment of prisoners and detainees strongly opposes both physical castration and what it calls “hormonal emasculation.”The report points out that in California there was at least one recorded case of a rapist who, after castration, turned from rape to child molestation and morder. Neither is there any proven correlation between the strength of sexual desire and the liability to commit rape.“In fact,” adds the report, “sexually motivated murders by the impotent or near-impotent are not unknown.” (Castration, in fact, does not necessarily lead to impotence. Some castraticans can and do have sexual intercourse.) There is a demand for castration, not only from prisoners, but also from men who have their freedom. In Denmark, 900 men were castrated between 1929 and 1959. Of these, 300 were non-institutionalized men who had requested the operation. A further 300 were prisoners or detainees and the rest mental patients. Of the prisoners, 20 got into trouble with the law after castration.In San Diego, wherein the last 20 years there have been 397 castrations of men who take this course rather than serve a long jail sentence, the operation seems to have kept all the men out of further crime.In Britain, chemical treatments to reduce sex offenders’ libidos have been available for some time. They consist either of tranquilizing drugs or hormone-type compounds and it is the latter which might be described as “emasculation.”Meanwhile, a further problem confronts the three San Diego offenders – the problem of finding a willing and able surgeon to do the operation. The American Civil Liberties Union opposed the penal use of castration and the insurance companies, who insure against medical malpractice, fear that the individual could later sue the doctor on the grounds of state coersion. In these circumstances, San Diego doctors are reluctant to wield the knife.

1976 Apr Johnny Go Home book by Deakin & Willis is published

1976 May 28 EWCA [163] Court of Appeal Walter Richard Leonard Cowell, Theodore Raymond John Mules Brown

1976 May 29 The Times [164] West End Vice Ring Man Jailed for 10 years

1976 Jul Hornby freed on parole ie served c.14 months from May before trial [95]

1976 Nov 29 This is about the Appeal Judgement for the 2nd Playland Trial but was in fact referred to in another trial.

“Equally, judicial criticism has been visited on the overloading of indictments which lead to long and complex trials ……

In R v Andrew Novac & Others CAR Vol 65 1977 page 109 at page 118 Bridge LJ said:

“We cannot conclude this judgment without pointing out that, in our opinion, most of the difficulties which have bedevilled this trial, and which have led in the end to the quashing of all convictions except on conspiracy and related counts, arose directly out of the overloading of the indictment. How much worse the difficulties would have been if the case had proceeded to trial on the original indictment containing 38 counts does not bear contemplation. But even in its reduced form the indictment of 19 counts against four defendants resulted in a trial of quite unnecessary length and complexity. … Quite apart from the question of whether the prosecution could find legal justification for joining all these counts in one indictment and resisting severance, the wider and more important question has to be asked whether in such a case the interests of justice were likely to be better served by one very long trial or by one moderately long or four short separate trials. We answer unhesitatingly that whatever advantages were expected to accrue from one long trial, … they were heavily outweighed by the disadvantages. A trial of such dimensions puts an immense burden on both judge and jury. In the course of a four or five day summing up the most careful and conscientious judge may so easily overlook some essential matter. Even if the summing up is faultless, it is by no means cynical to doubt whether the average juror can be expected to take it all in and apply all the directions given. Some criminal prosecutions involve consideration of matters so plainly inextricable and indivisible that a long and complex trial is an ineluctable necessity. But we are convinced that nothing short of a criterion of absolute necessity can justify the imposition of the burdens of a very long trial on the court.” [troyhand]

1976 Nov 30 Daily Mail [92]  [93] [93a]  Playland Vice Man Freed  – Archer and others reviewed. Threat to complain about othe high profiles. David Archer was cleared by 3 appeal judges yesterday, quashed his sentence+

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David Archer Aged 30 Plumber Odessa Rd Forest Gate quashed his convictions for unnatural act and gross indecency and set aside his sentence [93] [93a]. Archer said he would present police with a dossier naming “millionaires and titled and influential people involved in Playland affair. I believe there was a tremendous cover up to protect these people.” [93] [93a]

cf Aged 46 [86], 47 [87] 28 [90] Security guard [89]of Odessa Rd East London. 5 and a half years, 5 charges buggery 2 gross indecency charges, and living on earnings of prostitution [90].

Basil Andrew Cohen aged 40 NFA had his indecent assault conviction quashed. Still has to serve 3 years for conspiracy and gross indecency [93] [93a]

cf. Aged 39 Driver [89] of NFA 6 years plotting to procure acts of gross indecency and indecent assault

Charles Hornby Already released in July 1976.

Aged 35 [87], 36 jailed for 2 and half years [90] Judge said remarkably that the sentences were intended to be an example in deterring others [90]

Andrew Novac 30 of Harrowby Street Marylebone cleared on 3 indecent assault charges, 5 year sentence set aside. Still to serve 3 and half for conspiring to procure acts of gross indecency and offences of dishonesty [93][93a]

cf. Aged 28 [86], 29 [90] Telephonist [89] of Elm Court, Harrowby St, West London, 6 and half years plotting to procure acts of gross indecency. Indecent assault

Malcolm Raywood Aged 44 of Elgin Avenue, Maida Hill London. Jailed for 6 years for an unnatural act, had his conviction quashed, sentence set aside. Already served sentence on other vice charges and sentence set aside [93] [93a]

cf. Aged 43. Unemployed [89] Garratt Lane Wandsworth, 6 years  plotting to procure acts of gross indecency. Buggery

1976 Dec 15 EWCA [155] Basil John Andrew Cohen, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Andrew Novac

1976 Dec 21 House of Commons Hansard. [102] Question from Mr. Arthur Lewis asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department Merlyn Rees if he would arrange for an independent investigation into the complaints made by Mr. David Archer, arising out of the Piccadilly Playland call-boy case. He replied no, but the Met Commissioner is  investigating complaints against the police, and he would write to Arthur Lewis about the rest.

1977 Apr 3 News of the World [95] Playland Vice Case Squire gets licence to kill.  Hornby got a gun licence that normally he would be banned from for 5 years after release but 9 months after release he got one, and still under parole!! Given the fact he was on remand from May 1975 his two and half year sentence would have been til minumum Oct 1977.!! His counsel Graham Jones applied to Gloucester Crown Court for ban to be lifted and that Police did not object. Hornby 37 ? wanted to kill vermin on estate at Shipton Moyne, near Tetbury, Gloucs  on the families estate. He said there was no suggestion of violence in the offences. So rape is non violent offence? Recorder Mr John Drinkwater QC offered to withdraw from the case as he had met Hornby at a party several years ago, but there were no objections!!

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1981 Mar 16 EWCA [156] Brian Jeffrey Davis

1981 May Kenneth Martin charged with 2 cases of indecent assault on 11 year olds. Received 2 years suspended sentence, despite it being at least his second offence and being sentenced to 7 years in 1975 [119].

1981 Jun 14 News of the World Andrew Drummond [119] about Kenneth Martin age 57 who was jailed for 7 years in 1975 as part of Playland 2 trial. Currently under 2 year suspended sentence for 2 charges if indecent assault on 11 year olds imposed last month. Charity flat in Kilburn North London provided by Paddington Churches Housing Association. Director Bernard Stewart Deane.

notw1406811982 Jul 13 EWCA  [158] Basil John Andrew-Cohen, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Brian Sheppardson

1982 Nov 8 EWCA [159] Malcolm Jack Raywood

1982 Nov  8 EWCA [160] Basil John Andrew Cohen

1982 Nov 8 EWCA [161] Brian Sheppardson

1985 Jan 18 EWCA [162] Jonathan Digby Delorme

1985 Feb 24 News of the World Bedhopping – Mountbatten official biographer, quote re homosexuality [91a] [91b] 

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1986 Jan 16 The Times [113] Jail for teenage offences Malcolm Raywood also jailed in Operation Circus. Two men from whom ‘no teenage boy was sexually safe’ were jailed at the Central Criminal Court yesterday. Malcolm Raywood, aged 53, was sentenced to three years and Andrew Prichodsky, aged 39, to three-and-a-half years. Raywood, an antiques dealer, of Chelsea Gardens, Chelsea, west London, and Prichodsky, mini-cab controller, of Ash Court, Paddington, West London, pleaded guilty to conspiring to procure youths to commit acts of gross indecency between January and November last year. The court was told that the two man went to Piccadilly Circus and other stations nightly hoping to lure homeless teenagers. The police had launched ‘Operation Circus’ to crack down on such activities.

1986 Feb 10 EWCA [165]  John Henry Lawrence Read

1987 Sept 22 EWCA [157] Kenneth Andrew Scott

1989 Feb 2 EWCA [A26] Roger Charles Augustine Gleaves

1989 Apr 8  Glasgow Herald [120a] ? [98a] [98b]

Kenneth Martin aged 65 had offences dating back 47 years. He pleaded guilty to 4 offences and was found guilty of 11 more, including buggery, aiding and abetting buggery, and indecent assault. Judge Henry Pownall said he was a menace and jailed him for 13 years.  Martin’s first conviction for a sex offence against a boy was for buggery of a 12-year-old in 1942. Since then he has received a string of prison sentences, including a term in Dartmoor, for offences against boys. Charles Wellings, 54, of Hugh Gaitskell House, Stamford Hill, London, was given a total of nine years after being convicted of five offences including buggery, aiding and abetting buggery, and indecent assault. Brian Howard-Edmonds, 60, of Fortunegate, Harlesden, north London, who pleaded guilty at the start of the six-week trial to six offences including buggery, attempted buggery and indecent assault, was given a total of seven years. A police surveillance operation, code-named Operation Hedgerow and launched with the co-operation of Brent social services, led to the current trial and also the unearthing by police of what was described as Britain’s biggest boy-for-sex ring. In February, at the end of a separate trial, four men, one of them a barrister, were jailed for a total of 34 years for involvement in that ring. The jury in the current trial heard that Operation Hedgerow began with a complaint from a 10-year-old boy.

1991 Night Birds: Indian Prostitutes from Devadasis to Call Girls

K. Lakshmi Raghuramaiah Chanakya Publications [Page 4][136]

Wealthy socialite Charles Nicolas Hornby, who had everything going for him, has been jailed for involvement in a call boy racket operated from a pinball arcade named “Playland” in Piccadilly Circus.Justice Alan King-Hamilton, sending the Eton-educated, Lloyds Insurance underwriter to prison for two and a half years, and fining him £1000, said that the whole Piccadilly Circus area was a scandal.Hornby, 36, pleaded guilty to plotting to procure acts of gross indecency, committing such acts and attempting to pervert justice by bribing witnesses.Four other men described by the prosecution as homosexual touts who supplied runaway boys to Hornby and other wealthy clients also were jailed for procurement, gross indecency and living off prostitution. Their prison terms ranged from two and a half to six and a half years. Prosecutor Michael Corkery said the touts worked the Playland Arcade to trap runaway — homeless, friendless and penniless on the streets of London — with promises of money, meals and shelter and then lured them into homosexual prostitution. It is unfortunate however, that for ages it is only women who have been branded and isolated as prostitutes…

1992 Jan 10 Evening Standard [114] Hunt for revenge killer of pervert

In his lifetime he led scores of teenage boys into the world of sordid sex. Now police suspect a terrible vengeance has been exacted on Malcolm Raywood – the man whose exploits inspired the TV documentary Johnny Go Home. Raywood’s savagely slashed body was found a week after he was murdered on New Year’s Eve in a half-way house for ex-offenders in Islington. Police have appealed to London’s homosexual community for help in catching the killer of the 58-year-old man, whom neighbours claim ‘had a string of young male visitors’. With few clues to go on, Det Supt Terry Mansbridge said: ‘There’s nothing really, except for the degree of violence used. But homosexual murders are often very violent. We could well be looking for a rent boy here.’ Raywood had a series of convictions for sordid acts against teenagers and was a prime target for a revenge attack. When jailed for three years at the Old Bailey in 1986, the judge remarked that ‘no teenage boy was sexually safe’ from him.

1993 Jan 5 Independent [115] Edward Hillhouse smashed Malcolm Raywood 59, skull with a hammer and stabbed him 12 times. Raywood had just been released from prison for sexual assault. A man was jailed for life at the Old Bailey yesterday for the murder of a homosexual who tried to pick him up for sex. Edward Hillhouse smashed his victim’s skull with a hammer and stabbed him 12 times. The decomposed body of Malcolm Raywood, 59, who had just been released from prison for sexually assaulting young boys, was found a week later in a King’s Cross, London, hostel.

1995 Jul 17 EWCA [A22] Roger Charles Gleaves

2015 May 4-6 World at One [144] Davids Story 2015  re Hornby, Hayman, Righton  and others

Appendix 0 [Updated 2016 Jan ]

The following are a list of appeals, the link numbers refer to the Index page [171] . Most are related to  Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 4 Playland Trial and Cover Up  [A101] but some to Paedophilia Around Piccadilly Part 3 Timeline of a Paedophile Roger Gleaves  [A102] or perhaps earlier ones.

1971 Aug 11 The Times [A1] Maximum Sentence of Three Years Jail on men who had obscene photographs Central Criminal Court re Kenneth Edward O’Neill, Andrew Michael Joseph Prichodsky

1972 Jun 26 EWCA [A2] Kenneth Edward O’Neill, Andrew Michael Joseph Prichodsky

1972 Nov 23 EWCA [A3] David Ernest Archer,  Ian Henry Ashby, Leroy Peter Jones

1975 Jul 30 The Times [A4] Toys used to lure boys into vice court told re Central Criminal Court  Kenneth Martin

1976 Dec 15 EWCA [A5] Basil John Andrew Cohen, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Andrew Novac

1976 May 28 [A16] EWCA Court of Appeal Walter Richard Leonard Cowell, Theodore Raymond John Mules Brown

1976 May 29 The Times [A17]  West End Vice Ring Man Jailed for 10 years re EWCA Walter Richard Leonard Cowell, Theodore Raymond John Mules Brown

1981 Mar 16 EWCA [A6] Brian Jeffrey Davis

1982 Jul 13 EWCA  [A8] Basil John Andrew-Cohen, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Brian Sheppardson

1982 Nov 8 EWCA [A9] Malcolm Jack Raywood

1982 Nov  8 EWCA [A10] Basil John Andrew Cohen

1982 Nov 8 EWCA [A11] Brian Sheppardson

1985 Jan 18 EWCA [A15] Jonathan Digby Delorme

1986 Feb 10 EWCA [A19]  John Henry Lawrence Read

1987 Sept 22 EWCA [A7] Kenneth Andrew Scott

1989 Feb 2 EWCA [A26] Roger Charles Augustine Gleaves

1995 Jul 17 EWCA [A22] Roger Charles Gleaves

Appendix 1

Some key postholders who can aid cover ups by artifice or accident- all from wikipedia. Sorry did not keep references.

DPP 

  • Sir Norman Skelhorn QC (1964–1977)
  • Sir Thomas Hetherington QC (1977–1987; first head of CPS)
  • Sir Allan Green QC (1987–1992)
  • Dame Barbara Mills DBE QC (1992–1998)
  • Sir David Calvert-Smith QC (1998–2003)
  • Sir Ken Macdonald QC (2003–2008)
  • Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC (2008–2013)
  • Alison Saunders CB (2013–present)

Attorney General England and Wales

  • Sir Elwyn Jones (18 October 1964 – 19 June 1970)
  • Sir Peter Rawlinson (23 June 1970 – 4 March 1974)
  • Samuel Silkin (7 March 1974 – 4 May 1979)
  • Sir Michael Havers (6 May 1979 – 13 June 1987)
  • Sir Patrick Mayhew (13 June 1987 – 10 April 1992)
  • Sir Nicholas Lyell (10 April 1992 – 2 May 1997)
  • Sir John Morris (6 May 1997 – 29 July 1999)
  • Gareth Wyn Williams, The Lord Williams of Mostyn (29 July 1999 – 11 June 2001)
  • Peter Henry Goldsmith, The Lord Goldsmith (11 June 2001 – 27 June 2007)
  • Patricia Janet, The Baroness Scotland of Asthal (27 June 2007 – 11 May 2010)
  • Dominic Grieve (12 May 2010 – 15 July 2014)
  • Jeremy Wright (Incumbent since 15 July 2014)

DG MI5 Security Service

  • 1956–1965: Roger Hollis (b. 1905–d. 1973)
  • 1965–1972: Martin Furnival Jones (b. 1912–d. 1997)
  • 1972–1979: Michael Hanley (b. 1918–d. 2001)
  • 1979–1981: Howard Smith (b. 1919–d. 1996)
  • 1981–1985: John Jones (b. 1923–d. 1998)
  • 1985–1988: Antony Duff (b. 1920–d. 2000)
  • 1988–1992: Patrick Walker (b. 1932)
  • 1992–1996: Stella Rimington (b. 1935)
  • 1996–2002: Stephen Lander (b. 1947)
  • 2002–2007: Eliza Manningham-Buller (b. 1948)
  • 2007–2013: Jonathan Evans (b. 1958)
  • From April 2013: Andrew Parker (b. 1962)

DG MI6 Secret Intelligence Service

  • 1956–1968: Sir Richard White, KCMG KBE
  • 1968–1973: Sir John Rennie,  KCMG
  • 1973–1978: Sir Maurice Oldfield, GCMG CBE
  • 1979–1982: Sir Dick Franks, KCMG
  • 1982–1985: Sir Colin Figures, KCMG OBE
  • 1985–1989: Sir Christopher Curwen, KCMG
  • 1989–1994: Sir Colin McColl, KCMG
  • 1994–1999: Sir David Spedding, KCMG CVO OBE
  • 1999–2004: Sir Richard Dearlove, KCMG OBE
  • 2004–2009: Sir John Scarlett, KCMG OBE
  • 2009–present: Sir John Sawers, KCMG

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

1958 1968 Sir Joseph Simpson KBE, KPFSM
1968 1972 Sir John Waldron KCVO
1972 1977 Sir Robert Mark GBE, QPM
1977 1982 Sir David McNee QPM
1982 1987 Sir Kenneth Newman GBE, QPM
1987 1993 Sir Peter Imbert QPM
1993 2000 Sir Paul Condon QPM
2000 2005 Sir John Stevens QPM
2005 2008 Sir Ian Blair QPM
2009 2011 Sir Paul Stephenson QPM
2011 Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM

City Of London Police Commissioners

  • Colonel Sir Arthur Young, KBE, CMG, CVO, KPM (1950–1971)
  • James Page, QPM (1971–1977)
  • Peter Marshall, QPM (1977–1985)
  • Owen Kelly, QPM (1985–1994)
  • William Taylor, QPM (1994–1998)
  • Perry Nove, QPM (1998–2002)
  • James Hart, QPM (2002–2006)
  • Michael Bowron, QPM (2006–2011)
  • Adrian Leppard, QPM (2011–)

[This article still needs the  mass of the court case appeals relevant to Piccadilly that I have also posted to add the information to the paedophile networks section]

Back to Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 3 Profile of a Paedophile -Roger Gleaves [146]

Coming soon(ish) Paedophilia around Piccadilly part 5 Operation Circus >

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.

Key Sources

Spotlight on abuse Press Archive [138]

Troyhands research often in comments on Spotlight on abuse [139]

Operation Greenlight Data and the Brain [140]

Bits of Books Blog [141]

Johnny Go Home book [1]

Apologies to any sources I have not credited. please tell me if it is an issue.

Links, Hyperlinks and References and Biography

There are some repeats as I revisited this article on many occasions.

For some links without hyperlink see previous articles on Paedophilia around Piccadilly

+ means more research needed

*Article needs to be found ie reference or source found but little or no text

[p] page from Johnny Go Home eg [1]

[1] 1976 Johnny Go Home Michael Deakin and John Willis 1976 ISBN 0 8600 7339 4 Futura/Quarter Publication

[50*] 1972 Mar 1 Evening Standard

[51*] 1975 Apr 10 Daily Mail- Charity Men were killers

[52*] 1975 Apr 11 Daily Express -“£500 murder contract”

[53*] Daily Record- Russian Roulette Terror for Billy

[54*] The Times -Three jailed for Hostel mans murder

[55*] 1975 Apr 29 Daily Telegraph C.A.Coughlin Hostel Killers left tortured man to die  Charity Aim to Shelter Young Men [55* also I think]

[56] 1975 The Sun -Torture Fiends Jailed [56*]

[57] 1977 Apr 19 Daily Express broke story that Gleaves working as receptionist at Salvation Army [57*]

[58] 2007  http://directors.findthebest.co.uk/l/6319420/Mr-Roger-Charles-Gleaves

[59] Wikipedia John Major ministry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_ministry

[60] Old Catholic Church http://san-luigi.org/ecclesia/the-ecclesial-jurisdiction-of-san-luigi/the-old-catholic-church-of-great-britain-1968/

[61] 2014 July 8 the Sun plus –https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/vip-paedos-the-chicken-rack-and-met-cover-up-the-sun-2014-july-8/ [ need to register and pay  VIP paedos, the Chicken rack and Met cover up  Piccadilly circushttp://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/5739380/VIP-paedo-ring-rent-boys-and-met-cover-up.html]

[62] Elm Guest House Bill Maloney and Chris Fay http://youtu.be/ORU5x-ryedU

1977 -1982 Barnes, South West London

[63] 1982 Aug 10 Daily Express http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/vice-police-reopen-file-on-boys-10-8-82/

[64] Spotlight Elm Guest House Category http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/elm-guest-house/

[65] 1982 Aug 7 Express broke Elm Guest House story http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/the-elm-guest-house-how-an-establishment-paedophile-network-was-covered-up-for-31-years/

[66] 2014 Aug ? Bill Maloney 7 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqJFSIbS_IA

[67] 2014 Jul 6  Bill and Chris Fay 24 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeAc6UwfOuM

[68] 2014 Jul Bill 1 hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mNgOivSkZk

[69] Bill and Chris Fay Leon Brittan at 45 mins http://youtu.be/ORU5x-ryedU

[70*] 1966 Daily Sketch Priests in Punch up

[71] 1994 Nov 29 Guardian Nick Davies Red Light for Blue Squad Major and pornography http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/red-light-for-blue-squad-29-11-94/

[72] 1981 Dec 27 Sunday Express. In 1981 police were already investigating London ‘child pornography gang’ linked to trafficking and murder. Elm Guest House http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/3698/

[73] 2014 Aug 24 Bits of Books Blog -Dilly Boys by Mervyn Harris http://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/the-dilly-boys-by-mervyn-harris-london-croom-helm-ltd-1973/

[74] 1973 Nov/Dec Spectator – On the Dilly by Mervyn Harris in 3 Parts 1973 Nov 24? – Dec 8

[74a] 1973 Nov 24? Part 1 * Unavailable as yet on [73]

[74b]  1973 Dec 1 On the Dilly Part 2 http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/1st-december-1973/12/on-the-dilly-2 HT to [73]

[74c] 1973 Dec 8 On the Dilly Part 3 http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/8th-december-1973/13/on-the-dilly-3 HT to [73]

[75] 1973 Jan 18 The Dilly Boys Mervyn Harris – some extracts and HT to [73] and [74]

[76*] 1969 Dec 4 Evening Standard Interview about Dilly Boys

[77] 1972 Mar 1 Evening Standard re “playland trial” https://bitsofbooksblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/screen-shot-2015-05-07-at-14-40-56.png  also [127]

[78*] 1997 Feb News of the World Article that Gleaves cited in his appeal. [25] See 2000 Jan 1

[79] 2013 July 13 Spotlight on abuse. In 1981 police were already investigating London ‘child pornography gang’ linked to trafficking and murder http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/3698/

[79a] 1981 Dec 27 Sunday Express The Sadness behind a Santas smile https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/sexp271281.jpg

[79b] 1981 Dec 27 Sunday Express The Sadness behind a Santas smile https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/artists1.jpg

[80] 1982 Aug 7 Daily Express Dan Cooligan https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/dexp_1982_08_07_001security_1detail3.jpg

[81] 2013 May 18 Spotlight Elm Guest House: The History of a Cover-up (updated) http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/the-elm-guest-house-how-an-establishment-paedophile-network-was-covered-up-for-31-years/

[82] 1889 Cleveland Street Scandal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Street_scandal

[83] 2014 Jan 14 Justice Denied Getting to the bottom of the paedophile Bottomleys is Virginia another female MP involved in the child abuse cover-up? http://google-law.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/getting-to-bottom-of-paedophile.html

[84] 1975 Sept 20 Daily Mail Evil men in Playland http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/the-evil-men-in-playland-20-09-75/

[85] Spotlight category Playland Piccadilly Circus http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/playland-piccadilly-circus/

[86] 1975 Sept 20 Fri Daily Mail Richard Hero The Evil men in Playland Men to appear at Old Bailey http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/mail200975.jpg

[87] 1975 Sept 20 Daily Express Squires Secret Life of vice in Playland http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/exp20975.jpg

[88] 1975 Sept 23 Daily Express Diana Burgess Dangers that lurk behind the doorways of Charity re hostels http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/exp23975b.jpg

[89] 1975 Sept 23 Daily Express Richard Wright The shame a wife could face no more re Charles Hornby names those jailed  http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/exp23975.jpg

[90]  1975 Sept 23 Daily Mirror by George Glenton Old Etonian Jailed in Rentboy Case re Charles Hornby in Playland http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/mirror23975.jpg

[91a] 1985 Feb 24 News of the World Bed Hopping Uncle for Charles. William Rankine and Fiona MacDonald Hull  Part 1 http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/notw240285a.jpg

[91b] 1985 Feb 24 News of the World Bed Hopping Uncle for Charles. William Rankine and Fiona MacDonald Hull Part 2 http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/notw240285b.jpg

[92] see [93a] 1976 Nov 30 Daily Mail Playland Vice Man Freed http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/mail301176.jpg

[93] 1976 Nov 30 Spotlight http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/the-playland-cover-up/

[93a] [see 92] 1976 Nov 30 Daily Mail Playland vice case man freed – David Archer http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/mail301176.jpg

[94] see [98] 1981 Jun 14 News of the World Child Sex beast in Charity Flat Row. Raywood http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/child-sex-beast-in-charity-flat-row-14-06-81/

[95] 1977 Apr 3 News of the World Vice Case Squire gets licence to kill. Hornby http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/vice-case-squire-gets-a-licence-to-kill-03-04-77/

[96] The Dilly Boys by Mervyn Harris (London: Croom Helm Ltd) 1973.  Bits of Books, Mostly Biographies

[97] Bits of books blog – the Dilly boys  http://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/the-dilly-boys-by-mervyn-harris-london-croom-helm-ltd-1973/

[98a] 1989 Apr 8 Glasgow Herald 13 years for sex crimes TEXT http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/child-sex-beast-in-charity-flat-row-14-06-81/#comments  by Troyhand

[98b] 1989 Apr 8 Glasgow Herald 13 years for sex crimes Also http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19890408&id=VzFAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QFkMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3489,2328952 re Martin

[99] Same as [98b] Glasgow Herald 13 years for Sex Crimes http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19890408&id=VzFAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QFkMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3489,2328952

[100] [also see ] 1974 Oct 12 Daily Mirror Boy slaves in vice orgies https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/boy-slaves-in-vice-orgies-12-10-74/

[101] 1975 Sept 23 Montreal Gazette Wealthy Briton gets prison term over vice racket http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0FQ0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=YbkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4638,2085303

[102] 1976 Dec 21 Hansard Re Playland corruption http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/written_answers/1976/dec/21/playland-piccadilly

[103] 2014 Aug 24 Bits of Books Blog The Dilly Boys http://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/the-dilly-boys-by-mervyn-harris-london-croom-helm-ltd-1973/

[104] Ian Pace Category Piccadilly Circus http://ianpace.wordpress.com/?s=piccadilly+circus

[105] 2007 Playland appeal in Neutral Citation no. [2007] NICC 17 Novac http://www.courtsni.gov.uk/en-GB/Judicial%20Decisions/PublishedByYear/Documents/2007/2007%20NICC%2017/j_j_GILC5826Final.htm

[106] Needleblog Operation Greenlight http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/

[107] Lewisham report http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/london/bromley/leeways-childrens-home-opington/ ++

[108] Playland amusements now http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=562287.180

[109] [see ]British Pathe Hornby brothers wedding http://www.britishpathe.com/video/shipbourne-cazalet-wedding/query/earl

[110] [see ] British Pathe Hornby stills of wedding http://www.britishpathe.com/video/stills/shipbourne-cazalet-wedding

[111] 1976 Dec 21 Hansard Archer questions -http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/written_answers/1976/dec/21/playland-piccadilly

[112] 1975 Sept 25 Canberra Times ttp://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/110659678

[113] 1986 Jan 16 The Times Jail for teenage offence Raywood jailed in Operation Circus http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/jail-for-teenage-offence-16-1-86/

[114] 1992 Jan 10 Eve Standard Hunt for revenge killer of pervert re Raywood killed http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/hunt-for-revenge-killer-of-pervert-10-1-92/

[115] 1993 Jan 5 Independent Life jail for homosexual killing http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/life-jail-for-homosexual-killing-5-1-93/ Edward Hillhouse smashed Malcolm Raywood 59, skull with a hammer and stabbed him 12 times. Just been released from prison for sexual asssault. 59

[116a] 1975 Jul 23 Evening Times Jury in hotel night before Johnny goes Home transmission http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VfdAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tacMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4888%2C4285459

[116b] 1975 Jul 23 Evening Times Jury in hotel night before Johnny goes Home transmission http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/the-evil-men-in-playland-20-09-75/#comments troyhand

[117] 1975 Jul 31 Glasgow Herald Going Home  Tommy Wylie JGH http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19750731&id=TpJAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=46QMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2014,5927010

[118a] 1980 Feb 28 Glasgow Herald Court Acquits authors in Johnny Go Home Libel Action. Johnny Go Home authors and publishers cleared of criminal libel from Roger Gleaves http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19800228&id=p85AAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3qUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2831,6364974 HT Troyhand

[118b] 1980 Feb 28 Glasgow Herald Herald Court Acquits authors in Johnny Go Home Libel Action. Johnny Go Home authors and publishers cleared of criminal libel from Roger Gleaves http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/the-evil-men-in-playland-20-09-75/#comments

[119] 1981 Jun 14 News of the World Andrew Drummond Child sex beast in charity flat row   about Kenneth Martin http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/child-sex-beast-in-charity-flat-row-14-06-81/

[120] 1989 April 8 Glasgow Herald 13 years for sex crimes Kenneth Martin http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19890408&id=VzFAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QFkMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3489,2328952

[120a] 1989 Apr 8 Glasgow Herald 13 years for sex crimes Kenneth Martin aged offending for 47 years, jailed http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/child-sex-beast-in-charity-flat-row-14-06-81/#comments

[121] 1985 Feb 24 News of the World Bed Hopping Uncle Shock for Charles http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/the-playland-cover-up/

[121a] 1985 Feb 24 News of the World Bed Hopping Uncle Shock for Charles http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/notw240285a.jpg

[121b] 1985 Feb 24 News of the World Bed Hopping Uncle Shock for Charles  Wife foiled Earls secret weekend of love – Link to homosexual scandal – Mountbatten and Playland? http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/notw240285b.jpg

[122] 1986 May 11 News of the World Scandal of Top cop and rent boys re Trevor Lloyd-Hughes http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/scandal-of-top-cop-and-rent-boys-11-05-86/#comments  ++

[123] 1987 Daily Telegraph  ‘West End vice squad officers closed their files yesterday of “Operation Circus” ‘http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/scandal-of-top-cop-and-rent-boys-11-05-86/#comments HT Troyhand

[124] 1986 May 22 Boy prostitution – SSD ‘unaware’ re Op Circus http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/boy-prostitution-ssd-unaware-22-05-86/

[125] 1975 Jan 01 – 1976 Dec 31 National Archive J 267/688 Andrew Novac, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Basil John Andrew-Cohen and others: variously charged with conspiracy to procure the commission of acts of gross indecency, living on prostitution, persistent importuning and other offences. Orderable at item level.  http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11513278

[126] See [125] National Archive https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/918#-9729

[127] 2015 Feb 11 Bits of Books blog The art of Pervasion Playland and Paedophiles power and politics https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/1972-1976-the-art-of-pervasion-playland-paedophiles-power-and-politics/

[128] 2015 Feb 14 Bits of Books 1975-1976: Haywood & Napier, Albany Trust & Nucleus at Earl’s Court Blog https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/haywoodnapier/

[129] British Pathe Video wedding Simon Hornby and Cazalet http://www.britishpathe.com/video/shipbourne-cazalet-wedding/query/earl

[130] British Pathe Stills of Cazalet Wedding http://www.britishpathe.com/video/stills/shipbourne-cazalet-wedding

[131] Parker Bowles Godparent to Charles Hornby Son https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.talk.royalty/XQ_2stOCxO4

[132] Wikipedia Separation of Powers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_powers

[133] 1975 Sept 21 News of the World by Peter Earle Top men face charges in vice net round-up https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/top-men-face-charges-in-vice-net-round-up-21-09-75/

[134] 1975 Oct 2 Montreal Gazette by Sandy Fawkes Castration for sex offenders” Is it really an option; does it work? http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qpcuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lqEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6566,300838&dq=&hl=en

[135a] 1974 Oct 12 Daily Mirror Boy Slaves in Vice Orgies https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/boy-slaves-in-vice-orgies-12-10-74/

[135b] 1974 Oct 12 Troyhand comment https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/the-playland-cover-up/

[136] 1991 Night Birds: Indian Prostitutes from Devadasis to Call Girls

[137] K. Lakshmi Raghuramaiah Chanakya Publications http://books.google.com/books?id=_0EbAAAAYAAJ&q=piccadilly+playland+call-boy&dq=piccadilly+playland+call-boy&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jJFuU4SDDJe3sATMyIHADA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAQ

[138] Spotlight on abuse Press Archive https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/

[139] Troyhands research often in comments on Spotlight on abuse https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/

[140] Operation Greenlight Data and the Brain https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/

[141] Bits of Books Blog https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/

[142] Study of Human Exploitation Playland by Robin Lloyd (Paperback, 1979) ISBN 0 7043 3250 7

[143] Needleblog Davids Story World At One https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/bbc-radio-4-davids-story-part-1/

[144] 2015 May 4-6 World at One Davids Story 2015  https://t.co/RUMtGalQ4F

[145] Wikipedia Thatcher ministers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Thatcher_ministers_1979%E2%80%9390#Cabinet_September_1981_.E2.80.93_June_1983

[146] Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 3 Profile of a Paedophile Roger Gleaves https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/paedophilia-around-piccadilly-part-3-profile-of-a-paedophile-roger-gleaves/

[147] 1974 May National Archive George Wayne JACOBS, Ronald William FORTUNE and Brian Arthur JOHNSON: convicted of indecent assaults on three boys at Orpington, Kent, in May 1974. Ian BELL and Peter Frank HICKMAN, members of the same paedophile gang, convicted of indecent assaults on other boys. Orderable at item level. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11542740

[148] Re Silkin halted Trevor Huddleston and South Africa mail boycott https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEZF_yHUEAAdITm.jpg

[149] Wikipedia List of British Ministries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_governments

other useful refs for this or Op circus

[150] https://t.co/udOta69NfL not checked yet

[] National Archives Grant, Melvyn Roy v Mental Health Review Tribunal http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11239382

[] paedonetwork inner london 1973 http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hbrowse?id=C11239265  not checked yet

[151] 1971 Aug 11 Central Criminal Court  Kenneth Edward O’Neill, Andrew Michael Joseph Prichodsky https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-11th-aug-1971-andrew-prichodsky-and-kenneth-edward-oneill/

[152] 1972 Jun 26 EWCA Kenneth Edward O’Neill, Andrew Michael Joseph Prichodsky https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-26th-june-1972-kenneth-edward-oneill-and-andrew-michael-joseph-prichodsky/

[153] 1972 Nov 23 EWCA  David Ernest Archer,  Ian Henry Ashby, Leroy Peter Jones https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-23rd-november-1972-david-ernest-archer-ian-henry-ashby-and-leroy-peter-jones/

[154] 1975 Jul 30 Central Criminal Court Kenneth Martin https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/times-30-july-1975-court-kenneth-martin/

[155] 1976 Dec 15 EWCA Basil John Andrew Cohen, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Andrew Novac https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-15th-december-1976-malcolm-jack-raywood-basil-john-andrew-cohen-david-archer-and-andrew-novac/

[156] 1981 Mar 16 EWCA Brian Jeffrey Davis https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-16th-march-1981-brian-jeffrey-davis/

[157] 1987 Sept 22 EWCA Kenneth Andrew Scott https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-22nd-september-1987-kenneth-andrew-scott/

[158] 1982 Jul 13 EWCA Basil John Andrew-Cohen, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Brian Sheppardson https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-13th-july-1982-basil-john-andrew-cohen-malcolm-jack-raywood-and-brian-sheppardson/

[159] 1982 Nov 8 EWCA Malcolm Jack Raywood https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-8th-november-1982-malcolm-jack-raywood/

[160] 1982 Nov  8 EWCA Basil John Andrew-Cohen https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-8th-november-1982-basil-john-andrew-cohen/

[161] 1982 Nov 8 EWCA Brian Sheppardson https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/court-of-appeal-8th-november-1982-brian-sheppardson/

[162] 1985 Jan 18 EWCA Jonathan Digby Delorme https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/court-of-appeal-18th-january-1985-jonathan-digby-delorme/

[163] 1976 May 28 EWCA Court of Appeal Walter Richard Leonard Cowell, Theodore Raymond John Mules Brown https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/court-of-appeal-28th-may-1976-walter-richard-leonard-cowell-theodore-raymond-john-mules-brown/

[164] 1976 May 29 The Times West End Vice Ring Man Jailed for 10 years https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/the-times-29-may-1976-west-end-vice-ring-man-jailed-for-10-years/

[165] 1986 Feb 10 EWCA Court of Appeal  John Henry Lawrence Read https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/court-of-appeal-10th-february-1986-john-henry-lawrence-read/

[166] A Study of Human Exploitation Playland Robin Lloyd 1979 ISBN 0 7043 3250 7 Page 27

[167] Wikipedia Privy Council http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privy_Council_of_the_United_Kingdom

[168] The sub-committee of WCC met on 26/9/75 and decided unanimously to refuse it’s all important gaming licence.

May 19: @CathyCathyFox I was very familiar with the gangland controlled Playland and drank in the Pronto Bar next door with other rent boys. xxxxxxxxx

[169] Barbara-Kate Branton ‏@BarbaraBranton
in my day (turn of 80s) the arcade was “Fun City” near Beak St; had female talent-scouts working Carnaby St .gold facade (mosaic tiles) w/bulbs, FUN CITY in block ‘comic’ font. Change-booth op was who scouts took u 2.

[170] An Index and Timeline of Court & Court of Appeal, EWCA and Scottish Documents on Cathy Fox Blog https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/a-timeline-of-court-and-ewca-documentation-on-cathy-fox-blog/

[171] An Index and Timeline of Court & Court of Appeal, EWCA and Scottish Documents on Cathy Fox Blog https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/a-timeline-of-court-and-ewca-documentation-on-cathy-fox-blog/

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html

[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/

[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/

[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog http://survivorsjustice.com/

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43 Responses to Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 4 Playland Trial and Cover up

  1. l8in says:

    Reblogged this on L8in.

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  6. cassandracogno says:

    Brilliant post pulling so many strands together – huge thank you

    Posting questions in general as they occur and I try and read through in more detail

    “1974 Oct 12 Daily Mirror [135a] [135b] Boy Slaves in Vice Orgies

    A newspaper photographer, a child welfare officer and an American scientist were members of a vice ring, an Old Bailey judge heard yesterday. At their homosexual orgies young boys were paraded as slaves. The boys were attracted to the home of photographer Ronald Fortune because it had a shooting gallery. Many of the boys were indecently assaulted at Fortune’s home in Darrick Wood Road, Orpington.Fortune, 54, was jailed for five years. Child-care officer Brian Johnson, 44, of Gladstone Road, Colchester, was jailed for six years. Scientist George Jacobs, 43, of Elm Park Gardens, West Kensington, was given a two-year sentence.”

    Child-care officer Brian Johnson, 44, of Gladstone Road, Colchester, was jailed for six years

    Would Johnson have worked in a children’s home? If so which one? Local to Colchester, Essex or not?

    • cathyfox says:

      After being immersed in the detail, I need to step back and look at the bigger picture of this story, and link to the rest of what was happening. The quality of the detail on the court cases is also far better than the newspapers and I need to look at including those now. There is also some other avenues to look at like the one you mention. Yes bring any others up.

  7. cassandracogno says:

    “one of the officers heading up the strike force in the West End when Playland’s operation ended up in the courts” was Detective Inspector Dick who by 1975/76 is working at Catford Police Station when Robin Lloyd speaks to him for his book UK edition ‘Playland’ [p.180]

    https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/haywoodnapier/

    Wonder if Marylebone police station were involved in the Playland No 2 strike force or which West End police station led it?

  8. cassandracogno says:

    So 1 of M finds tell us there was an appeal by 3 of those convicted in Playland Trial No 1 (March 1982) in November of same year. Can’t tell whether ultimately successful but leave to appeal was granted to 3 and legal aid granted.

    On Thursday 23 November 1972 LJ Davies in the Court of Appeal gave leave for 3 appeals to be heard together: David Archer, Ian Ashby and Leroy Jones. ([1972] EWCA Crim J1123-3)Archer was represented by Mr J. Connor – Ashby and Jones were unrepresented and not present (being in prison) and the appeals were adjourned for legal aid to be granted.

    So obvious comment to make but there must be another hearing transcript perhaps early/spring 1973 for Archer, Ashby & Jones where…?

    • cathyfox says:

      I am a bit behind as i a still sroting out redactions, but yes I thought that. The case may have been severed for some reason though M may know more

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  26. PoeDes says:

    You have done an incredible job putting all this together!

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