On Friday 27 January 2017, Brian Pead and investigative journalist Satish Sekar, met with Sir Henry Bellingham in a constituency meeting to discuss child abuse in Lambeth Council and the persecution of Brian Pead and his family, Sorrel Birch (nee Pead), Paul Birch (son-in-law) and Emily, Lauren and Joe Birch (grandchildren). Minutes of this meeting – once agreed – will be available here. Satish Sekar is most famous for his seminal work on the Cardiff Five.
National News Ex-residents of Shirley Oaks to share millions over ‘industrial scale’ abuse Shirley Oaks Survivors Association chairman Raymond Stevenson spoke as a report was published (Shirley Oaks Survivors Association/PA) 15 Dec 2016 / Press Association 2014 Millions of pounds are expected to be paid to former residents of a children’s home at the centre of sexual abuse on an “industrial scale”. The Shirley Oaks Survivors Association (Sosa), which represents 700 people who say they were abused at the home run by Lambeth Council in south London between the 1950s and 1980s, has revealed its findings after a two-year investigation. Lambeth Council has accepted liability for abuse carried out at Shirley Oaks in Croydon and announced that ex-residents would be paid – whether or not they were the victims of abuse. The report by Raymond Stevenson, founder of Sosa, claims to have identified 60 alleged paedophiles and accuses some police officers of corruption. It has also claimed to have exposed a cover-up by Lambeth Council, which destroyed 140 care records during the mid-1990s despite legislation stating records must be kept … Continue reading
When Brian Pead called the Wisbech Standard today asking why they had not published the article on Tony Martin’s appeal, he was told that “the CCRC said they don’t recognise the case number”. (This despite Sarah Cliss and John Elworthy having been sent a copy of the letter from the CCRC to Tony Martin with the case number on it.) Brian called them disingenuous – they did not like that word. Yet when Pead called the CCRC, they claimed they hadn’t told the Wisbech Standard that at all. Clearly someone (or both) is lying. Justin Hawkins of the CCRC said that there IS a genuine case number and that a meeting has been fixed for 02 February 2017 in King’s Lynn. Brian Pead told Justin Hawkins that he is inviting the Wisbech Standard and BBC Radio Norfolk to the meeting. He agreed that he could not prevent such a measure. It’s clear that this story IS being controlled because of Brian Pead’s involvement in exposing child abuse at Lambeth. So, in failing to publish the fact that Tony Martin’s appeal has been … Continue reading
Today Brian Pead spoke with Justin Hawkins from the Criminal Cases Review Commission (the CCRC) about Tony Martin’s appeal. Mr Hawkins claimed that the signed appeal forms – signed that is by Tony Martin himself – might have been forged by Pead because of his book about the murder trial. Hillsborough has taught “the authorities” absolutely nothing. A meeting is fixed for 2nd February 2017 in King’s Lynn – that’s if Pead is not unlawfully imprisoned again (as regularly happens when “they” try to hide the truth.