Westminster Peadophiles: John Allen, Michael John Carroll And Defaming The Dead
Westminster Paedophiles: a daily look at reporting on the theory that polticans abused children in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Mirror: “Two notorious paedophiles at centre of nationwide network of abusers including Tory and Labour politicians”
John Allen, 73, and Michael John Carroll, 66, were friends when they were abusing youngsters North Wales and London respectively in the 1980s… Two notorious paedophiles were at the centre of a nationwide network of abusers which allegedly included both Labour and Tory politicians, a Mirror investigation has found.
The Mirror fouind an allegation? Things might be true but the conspiracy theory tirs hup all the loose ends and undoes the knots.
Detectives suspected 16 years ago that the children’s home abuse ring spanned the country and involved hundreds of victims. Official documents show paedophiles John Allen, 73, and Michael John Carroll, 66, were friends when they were abusing youngsters North Wales and London respectively in the 1980s.
Their links can be revealed on the day Allen was jailed for life for sexually abusing 19 children he was paid to look after.
And then we get to the theories:
Margaret Thatcher’s former aide Sir Peter Morrison is suspected of abusing boys in Allen’s care in Wales while a former minister in Tony Blair’s government is currently being probed over his alleged visits to Carroll’s Angell Road children’s home in Lambeth, south London.
Sir Peter Morrison is dead. You cannot libel the dead. But you can hurt them.
De mortuis nihil nisi bonum (roughly: ‘thou shalt not speak ill of the dead’). So much for it. Can the dead be harmed? Can their living relatives be damaged? If tyu can’t make the allegaion when the accused were alive, waiting until they are dead is cowardly. If it’s delivered in an unbalanced, sensationalist, provocative and inflammatory manner, is the news fair? Sir Jimmy Savile, Sir Cyril Smith and Sir Peter Morrison. All knights of the realm. And all buried in muck after their deaths.
No libel writs issued. Dead men can’t write.
Both men were protected by the authorities who ignored Allen’s victims for years and allowed Carroll to remain in charge of the home despite knowing he was a convicted paedophile. A series of articles in the Daily Mirror have revealed how former detective Clive Driscoll was removed from an investigation into Carroll in 1998 when he named the Blair minister as a suspect.
Their name? Must we wait unitl they too are dead?
Official papers from that year show a boy placed in a Lambeth home was abused by Carroll, known as MJC, while two of the boy’s brothers went to a Bryn Allen Community in Wales where youngsters were attacked by Allen.
The internal Lambeth council document, dated 23 September, 1998, states: “Additional information not yet in a statement is that the third brother of witness 1 and 2 was placed at Bryn Allen Community not Angell Road. However he has confirmed that he knew MJC who used to visit John Allen at the community. John Allen is now serving a long custodial sentence for abuse of children at that group home…From the placements list it appears we used a number of homes to place children now known to have suffered extensive abuse. Eg Bryn Allen, and St Georges Liverpool now renamed Clarence House.”
Mr Driscoll, who led the investigation that saw two of Stephen Lawrence’s killers jailed, said of his 1998 suspects: “Some of the names were people that were locally working, some people that were, if you like, working nationally. There was quite a mix really because it appeared that it was connected to other boroughs and other movement around the country.”
A social services source who investigated abuse in Lambeth agreed, saying: “There were patterns of children moving to certain homes around the country, Lambeth, north Wales, south Wales and Merseyside.
“It was bigger than Lambeth – it involved senior children’s homes officers around the country but it was proving it that was the problem. These like-minded people had access to one another through their work.”
Carroll took boys on camping trips to the Caernarfon, north Wales, where he ran the Ozaman charity in the 1980s and later opened a hotel near Wrexham, where many children from the North Wales homes were abused. One man who accompanied Carroll on the trips is currently being hunted by Merseyside police after being summonsed earlier this year over allegations of child sex attacks dating back many decades.
Carroll’s fellow care worker Steven Forrest, was accused of sexually assaulting a young boy at Angell Road. He died of an Aids related illness before the boy made the allegation.
At least three men who worked with Carroll at a youth charity in London were also convicted paedophiles.
Scotland Yard have opened three investigations linked to Carroll following revelations in the Daily Mirror.
He was jailed for ten years at Liverpool Crown Court in 1999 after admitting 35 offences against 12 boys, both on Merseyside and in Lambeth.
If we are joining dots, then what of missing Martin Allen? In 1998:
POLICE HAVE found a secret shrine to a missing boy [Martin Allen] at the home of an alleged paedophile… Detectives refused to comment on reports yesterday that after a tip- off to police in Merseyside, a shrine – including an engraved headstone – was found at the house of alleged paedophile. At the time of Martin’s disappearance a man was seen holding a boy of his description against a wall near a another Underground station.
Such are the facts…