The Children’s Commisisoner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson, has written to co-author Michael Bird thanking him for her presentation copy of the book from Hillsborough to Lambeth. This website is currently awaiting her response to the numerous Child Protection issues raised in the book. Some of these issues are also currently being investigated by Jonathan West and the SEEchanges organisation. Click here to learn more about their work.
Amazingly, the Southend Echo has declined to run a story in which a serving MP told his constituent never to contact him again, claiming “…this story would not be in the public interest…” It might not be in Mr Duddridge’s interest, but it is certainly in the public’s interest. Pead and Bird contacted MP John Hemming, known for his outspoken no-nonsense approach to politics, and he urged them to report Duddridge to the Conservative Party chairman. Perhaps you might like to follow David Trayner – the reporter in question – and explain to him that one of the duties of the Press (according to the esteemed Lord Leveson) is to expose corruption. Click here to follow Mr Trayner. The public’s confidence in the police is falling alarmingly and swiftly after such events as the Hillsborough Disaster in which the police were found to have (a) used disinformation to impugn perfectly innocent people and (b) to have created false documents which they adduced in Court as bona fide evidence. The following account of misfeasance in public office by Essex police officers … Continue reading
Tory MP for Shipley, Philip Davies, today denounced CRB checks as ‘a farce’. In the case of Religious Education teacher Mohammed Siddiqur Rahman Chowdhury, who was teaching at a secondary school in Bethnal Green, east London, it was shown that the Local Authority failed in its duty to check on a man who was wanted for a murder in his own country, Bangladesh. This case highlighted that there is a significant loophole in the current law surrounding CRB checks. For this reason, Maryn Murray was allowed to work unfettered in Lambeth schools where she was grooming young girls and being racist towards black males. Murray, a white South African, had not been CRB checked by Lambeth Council, depsite having worked in the UK for 5 years. Click here to read more. Click here to read what Rupert Matthews had to say about CRB checks on 09 February 2010. This website agrees with the majority of Mr Matthews’ arguments, though his failure to mention that females in schools or other educational establishments (or elsewhere) can be abusers is a serious omission and … Continue reading
With the Leveson Inquiry Report hot off the press, Brian Pead and Michael Bird visited the offices of the Southend Echo. Pead had written to their MP, James Duddridge, and sent him incontrovertible evidence of police and judicial corruption. Duddridge’s response was to write to Pead and tell him “Please do not correspond with me further”. Apart from being constitutionally unsound, Duddridge’s letter breaks the Parliamentary Code of Conduct and Duddridge has now implicated himself in a cover-up. Pead and Bird obtained a receipt from the Southend Echo for three documents proving corruption.
The office of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust today received a copy of the book from Hillsborough to Lambeth on behalf of Ms Doreen Lawrence. Voice Online posted the following story about police corruption and racism on 16 June 2012: “…STEPHEN LAWRENCE’S mother, Doreen Lawrence, said she is pleased there will be an independent review into allegations that police corruption may have shielded suspects in her son’s racist murder. Home Secretary Theresa May ordered the probe on June 1, just a day after reviews from the Metropolitan Police and watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), said they found no evidence of corruption. In a statement, Mrs. Lawrence, who had expressed disappointment with the reviews by the Met Police and IPCC, said: ‘I am pleased that the Home Secretary has taken my concerns seriously about allegations of corruption in the investigations into my son’s murder.’ Mrs. Lawrence had written to the Home Secretary in March after a slew of media reports alleged one investigating officer had links to the father of one of two suspects, who were jailed for Stephen’s … Continue reading
Today, Mrs Adrienne Tear received a copy of the book from Hillsborough to Lambeth. The book took ten days to travel from the publishers in Southend to Sidcup, even though it had been sent first class to arrive the day after it was posted on 7 November 2012. It was one of several books to either arrive extremely late, or not arrive at all. Mrs Tear, and her daughter Victoria, were witnesses to the brutal beating of Brian Pead by four police officers from Bexley Police. They fulfilled their civic duty by sending in a complaint against police brutality but were then later visited by the police and forced by Kate Halpin to withdraw their statements against police brutality.
Today the legal correspondent Joshua Rozenberg confirmed that he had received a copy of the book from Hillsborough to Lambeth. The website www.rozenberg.net states that “…Joshua is known for his independence, his authority and his ability to explain complicated legal issues with simplicity, clarity and wit. Because he trained as a lawyer before becoming a legal journalist, he is often the first port of call for broadcasters faced with a breaking legal story. He appears regularly on Sky News, the BBC news channel and other news networks in the UK and the US. He has also been a guest on popular entertainment programmes such as the One Show and the Alan Titchmarsh Show. Well respected by lawyers and the judiciary, Joshua is often asked to chair or address legal conferences and other corporate events…” © Joshua Rozenberg 2012
Kate Hoey, the MP for Vauxhall, received a copy of the book from Hillsborough to Lambeth. Ms Hoey had previously roundly criticised Lambeth Council in a similar case to that of Brian Pead – the case of James Walker. The Old Library Centre Virtual School in West Norwood was transferred to the Redfearn Centre in Vauxhall and assumed a new name – the Open Learning Centre for Vocational Studies. The Redfearn Centre falls within Ms Hoey’s constituency.
Jack Straw’s office at Richmond Chambers, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn, BB1 7AS signed for receipt of a copy of the book from Hillsborough to Lambeth today at 11:51:00. Michael Bird called the office and was told by the efficient Annette Murphy that the book is sitting on Mr Straw’s desk. Mr Straw had been Home Secretary at one point during the Hillsborough debacle. He has recently been on Radio5Live discussing his depression and use of psychotherapy, so he will know well the phrase “the elephant in the room” used by Brian Pead about the woman calling herself Maryn Murray. It is likely that – once Mr Straw has read the book – he will understand the excellent work that Brian Pead was undertaking at the Old Library Centre Virtual School which was confirmed by psychologists at King’s College. Annette very kindly informed Michael Bird that Mr Straw “…will be sending a letter of acknowledgement within the next few days…”
Dr Michael Naughton, of the University of Bristol, today received a copy of the book from Hillsborough to Lambeth. The University of Bristol website provides the following biography of Dr Naughton: “…He is the Founder and Director of the Innocence Network UK (INUK), an umbrella organisation for member innocence projects in UK universities, which he established in the University of Bristol Law School in September 2004. Through the vehicle of INUK, he has actively assisted in setting up 34 innocence projects in UK universities to date (August 2012) and provides conferences and training materials to support and progress the work of INUK’s member innocence projects. He is Founder and Director of the University of Bristol Innocence Project, the first innocence project in the UK, through which he directs pro bono investigations into cases of alleged wrongful convictions…”