Child Sexual Abuse · grooming gangs · Uncategorized

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: THE ORIGINAL ROTHERHAM GROOMING GANG

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE THE ORIGINAL ROTHERHAM GROOMING GANG Decades ago, before the recent grooming gangs operating in towns around the country, there was an original grooming gang in Rotherham.  Although some members were found guilty in court, the victim blaming and skewed perceptions about the young girls involved was the narrative used both in court… Continue reading CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: THE ORIGINAL ROTHERHAM GROOMING GANG

Black Lives Matter · Investigations · London · Murder Files · Police Operations · Uncategorized

MURDER FILES: BLACK LIVES MATTER: MICHAEL MENSON, EDMONTON, 1997

MURDER FILES BLACK LIVES MATTER: MICHAEL MENSON EDMONTON, 1997 On a cold January night in 1997, an off-duty fire fighter was driving along the North Circular Road in Edmonton, North London, when he happened across a man burning at the side of the road.  The man was Michael Menson, who was just 30 years old.… Continue reading MURDER FILES: BLACK LIVES MATTER: MICHAEL MENSON, EDMONTON, 1997

Black Lives Matter · In the News · Justice System · London · Uncategorized

BLACK LIVES MATTER: WINDRUSH: THE DEATH OF JOY GARDNER, 1993

BLACK LIVES MATTER WINDRUSH SCANDAL THE DEATH OF JOY GARDNER, 1993 Most of us have seen the 9mins of footage of George Floyd slowly being asphyxiated to death at the hands of the police in America, and we’ve seen the world rise up and say enough is enough.  It was people power that finally saw… Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER: WINDRUSH: THE DEATH OF JOY GARDNER, 1993

Government · In the News · Uncategorized

IN THE NEWS: FORGOTTEN HEROES OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

IN THE NEWS FORGOTTEN HEROES OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC     As the Conservative government have bizarrely decided not to bother counting the deaths of those who selflessly care for us, I have decided to dedicate a page of my blog to keep a list of those who have succumbed to COVID-19 whilst working on… Continue reading IN THE NEWS: FORGOTTEN HEROES OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

In the News · Investigations · Military · Uncategorized · Unsolved crimes

IN THE NEWS: THE DEATH OF BERNARD MONGAN – JANUARY 2020

IN THE NEWS THE DEATH OF BERNARD MONGAN – JANUARY 2020 This is a quick blog that I felt compelled to write after I first read the above article online.  I was so appalled by what has happened it seemed only just to assist the family in highlighting their appeal and support their petition. This… Continue reading IN THE NEWS: THE DEATH OF BERNARD MONGAN – JANUARY 2020

Appeals · Child Abduction · Child Sexual Abuse · Investigations · Murder Files · Uncategorized · Unsolved crimes

APPEALS – MURDER FILES: SEAN MCGANN, NORTHAMPTON, 1979

APPEALS – MURDER FILES SEAN MCGANN NORTHAMPTON, 1979 In April 1979, a 15-year old schoolboy left his grandparent’s home to visit the travelling fair.  His body was found in an alleyway the following morning.  Forty years on from his murder, police are once again asking for help in solving who killed Sean McGann? SEAN MCGANN… Continue reading APPEALS – MURDER FILES: SEAN MCGANN, NORTHAMPTON, 1979

London · Tales From The Past · Uncategorized

TALES FROM THE PAST: The Garden Secret, Lewisham

TALES FROM THE PAST THE GARDEN SECRET LEWISHAM It was a spring Sunday morning in 1957 and Lewisham housewife, Agnes Hutchinson, was hanging out the washing in her back garden when she happened upon a little note which triggered a chain of events and led to the solving of a disappearance. I stumbled across this… Continue reading TALES FROM THE PAST: The Garden Secret, Lewisham

Child Abduction · childrens homes · Government · Investigations · Murder Files · Uncategorized · Unsolved crimes

UNSOLVED: MURDER FILES: BRIAN McDERMOTT, BELFAST, 1973

UNSOLVED CRIMES MURDER FILES BRIAN McDERMOTT, BELFAST, 1973 In 1973 a ten-year old boy left his home and headed to a nearby park and was never seen alive again.   Despite numerous beliefs and rumours as to his demise, his killer has never been found.  The Irish ‘troubles’ seemed to eclipse the murder of little Brian… Continue reading UNSOLVED: MURDER FILES: BRIAN McDERMOTT, BELFAST, 1973

Child Sexual Abuse · childrens homes · Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse · Institutional Abuse · Uncategorized

INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – THE TESTIMONY OF MICKEY SUMMERS

INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (IICSA) NOTTINGHAMSHIRE THE TESTIMONY OF MICKEY SUMMERS   A right royal pain in the arse… This week, IICSA released its damning findings on the widespread abuse of children within the Nottinghamshire children’s ‘care’ system.  One man whom I have followed for a number of years is survivor Mickey Summers, who… Continue reading INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – THE TESTIMONY OF MICKEY SUMMERS