Michael Hames The Dirty Squad re Peter Righton

In my post about Peter Mckelvie and his defamation by the Daily Mail, Heroes for Exposing Child Sexual Abuse – Part 1 – Peter McKelvie [2]  I relied on some information from Michael Hames book The Dirty Squad  [1]  which details his time at the Obscene Publications Squad.

I have been provided with the relevant Chapter [HT LD] . This Chapter posted here includes various matters including

  • Operation Clarence
  • Operation Cathedral
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire Social Services Operations
  • Peter Righton
  • David Bloomfield
  • Charles Napier

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Updated 22/3/2017 14.00hrs

My questions were

Was the investigation carried out properly when Hames was Head of the unit? Even he says he was disappointed with the outcome.

  • Was a caution really the best that could be achieved with the wealth of evidence that we now know he had in Righton’s diary? Strangely Hames did not mention such a goldmine find in his book.
  • When did the unit under Hames interview Righton, if at all?
  • Why did they not follow up Righton’s serious offences?
  • Why was no action taken against Richard Alston? Was that Hames’s decision?
  • Was this really the best the investigation into all the other contacts of Righton?
  • Why were no PIE contacts arrested and charged?
  • Was there any interference from Government departments?

For more on this see Heroes for Exposing Child Sexual Abuse – Part 1 – Peter McKelvie [2] 

As a comment below points out, questions must also be asked about Hames being a freemason.

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.

  • 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.
  • One in Four [C]
  • Havoca [D].
  • Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
  • Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G]  and Meditation [H] may be useful.
  • Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma  [J]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]


[1] 2000 Apr 6  Michael Hames The Dirty Squad   https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Dirty-Squad-Michael-Hames/0316853216/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490120494&sr=8-3&keywords=Michael+hames

[2] 2017 Mar 8 Cathy Fox Blog Heroes for Exposing Child Sexual Abuse – Part 1 – Peter McKelvie https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/heroes-for-exposing-child-sexual-abuse-part-1-peter-mckelvie/

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7 Responses to Michael Hames The Dirty Squad re Peter Righton

  1. Pingback: Heroes for Exposing Child Sexual Abuse – Part 1 – Peter McKelvie | cathy fox blog on child abuse

  2. Peter Hulbert says:

    Hames does not explain why the investigation did not go deeper and wider into Righton’s network. Joan Coleman, a psychiatrist investigating sexual and ritual abuse, told me she had spoken to Hames who said he was a member of a masonic society/ societies. Could the investigation have been affected by the police hierarchy’s masonic loyalties?
    Peter Hulbert

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  3. Michael Mathews says:

    timetostartcaring.com may be helpful for Uk Paedophile information


  4. Pingback: Heroes for Exposing Child Sexual Abuse – Part 1 – Peter McKelvie / by Cathy Fox blog | goodnessandharmony

  5. Michael Hames ex wife is, of course, Jacqui Hames;)

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