TLH 1 – Trevor Lloyd-Hughes, Met Police. Summary of Information

Not much is known about Trevor Lloyd-Hughes (TLH) despite his importance to the various matters surrounding child abuse.

Here is a summary of what this blog has found to be available on TLH, so far, before I publish a persons story who knew TLH in a couple of days.

Trevor Lloyd-Hughes (TLH) according to the News of the World, was found in the address books of at least two teenage boy prostitutes and also by anti corruption detectives investigating links between gay police and a firm of private detectives.


This raises many questions, amongst which are –

  • Was TLH gay?
  • Was he corrupt?
  • Was he involved in sexual abuse?
  • Who were the firm of private detectives and what were the links with gay police?
  • Why was the young officer suspended?
  • What was this “secrets for gay sex scandal” and who was involved?
  • Was TLH heading Operation Circus?
  • What was the truth about TLH being investigated by anti-corruption police?
  • Was TLH’s death suspicious?

Can we trust the NOTW story?

  • The News of the World was owned by Rupert Murdoch and not perhaps the most trustworthy newspaper.
  • Alex Marunchuk has had his own credibility problems getting stories from phone hacking
  • Marunchuk it turns out was also working as a Ukranian interpreter for the police [13]
  • Tom Crone the NOTW lawyer, of course had the usual lawyerly blind eye that phone hacking was even happening.

TLH apparently claimed he was not gay, told his solicitors to sue if this was published. He then died and libel not being an option, his wife complained to the IPCC about the NOTW article which appeared shortly after his death. (click to enlarge)

The Press Council report says

  • Solicitors said TLH was never subject to formal investigation or suspension as a result of allegations, which had come to attention of senior officers
  • Mr Ellis for Deputy Assistant Commissioner DJ O’Dowd denied that TLH was under formal or informal investigation about any of the NOTW revelations.
  • DM Williams acting Assistant Director Director of Public Prosecutions, said there was no suggestion that TLH was involved in gay police investigation private investigators scandal in which police swapped sexual favours for information from police computers. Also that TLH’s home telephone number was not found in the address book of the suspended homosexual officer
  • TLH allegations had come to attention of senior officers. How?

Thus there is conflicting information and also some that may appear conflicting but may be carefully drafted to deceive.

Note also that the DPP at the time was Thomas Hetherington who has form for not prosecuting child abuse and was also said to have obstructed Operation Countryman [15]

So where do we find the truth?

I am not going to speculate and try and find the truth between a whole bunch of poor quality, conflicted, biased sources and some malevolent actors.

However tomorrow I shall release the story from a person who knew TLH and it throws further light and information on Lloyd-Hughes and some of the issues.

There is also this Mail article from 2016 which covers Lloyd-Hughes – 2016 Jan 23 Daily Mail Scotland Yard detective: I was told to ignore ‘meat rack’ VIPs during paedophile probe [5] 

Former Chief Inspector Howard Groves claims he was told to ignore VIPs during a paedophile probe now being investigated by the police watchdog. He believes that the order came from Lloyd-Hughes who the paper says the Operation was led by Trevor Lloyd-Hughes.

Police have refused to give much information at all out about Operation Circus, indicating it is a sensitive area that they may wish to keep hidden from the public eye eg 2013 WDTK FOI Operation Circus [9] 2016 WDTK FOI Operation Circus [8]

This Mail article is confusing, and it invites a few questions.

Was Lloyd-Hughes the senior investigation officer (SIO) for Operation Circus or something else to do with the operation? If so what?

Was TLH pulling strings in whatever form in Operation Circus (Operation Circus in the 1980s was investigating homosexual involvement in child abuse at Piccadilly Circus)….

….whilst being investigated by anticorruption police (who were investigating links between gay officers and a private investigations firm and a gay sex for secrets scandal involving the police national computer)?

Further research needs to be carried out on this.

It would however explain why Police seem even more reticent than normal not to give out  information on Operation Circus. As they refuse to give much information about Operation Circus we cannot tell.


  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]


[1] 1986 May 11 News of the World Scandal Of Top Cop And Rent Boys via 2014 Spotlight on Abuse

[2] 1987 TLH Press Council Complaint Annual Report of Press Council



[5] 2016 Jan 23 Daily Mail Scotland Yard detective: I was told to ignore ‘meat rack’ VIPs during paedophile probe

[6] 2016 Jan 24 cathy fox blog Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 5 1980s and Operation Circus

[7] 2015 May 26 cathy fox blog Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 4 Playland Trial and Cover up

[8] 2016 WDTK foi Operation Circus MWalkerdine

[9] 2013 WDTK FOI  Operation Circus Scot


[11] Bits of Books Blog Scandal Of Top Cop And Rent Boys (11.05.86) News of the World, 11th May 1986 – Commander  Trevor Lloyd-Hughes (who had written the report on Fagan’s break in just after the Elm Guest House raid but just before the media started to report in August has now risen in rank). His widow complains to the Press Council and it is upheld.

[12] 2015 Jan MET POLICE- RENT BOY RINGS,1986 + SIR DAVID VENESS,PRINCESS DIANA,MARTIN ALLEN Commander Trevor Lloyd-Hughes died 1986-his name was in the address books of several rent boys. He was also in the “STOLEN VEHICLES” division. He worked with met police negotiator DAVE VENESS during the 1980 Iranian embassy siege. Veness also worked on the 1979 MARTIN ALLEN disappearance. Veness later worked on security in the royal household,and gave evidence at the 2006 DIANA INQUEST and had close contact with MI5/MI6. He is considered to be one of the “UNTOUCHABLES”. Stolen Vehicles is something that repeatedly crops up in VIP child abuse investigations. Join the dots. Paedophile Sidney Cooke, too.

[13] 2011 Jul 19 Telegraph Phone Hacking: News of the World executive ‘worked as police translator’


[15] 2016 Mar 5 cathy fox blog  Operation Countryman


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  5. Peg says:

    Was the firm of private detectives the same firm connected to Marunchak – Southern Investigations? Daniel Morgan was murdered just months after TLH death.


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