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Official:  Peter Jaconelli innocent

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have cleared North Yorkshire Police of misconduct in the Jaconelli and Savile investigations.

  • Crime and Parliamentary affairs correspondent Tim Hicks writes with an update to our ongoing Jimmy Savile and Peter Jaconelli  investigation.

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Recently there have been a number of developments in the Jimmy Savile story in Yorkshire and the North. These are as follows:

Manchester

Savile’s friend and former driver Ray Teret, whom we understand visited Scarborough and stayed with Savile there has been arrested and charged with historical offences against fifteen teenage girls.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24680555

Leeds

Savile lived in Leeds and regularly entertained police officers while they were in uniform and on duty at his flat as part of his “Friday Morning Club”.  The West Yorkshire Police investigation named Operation Newgreen largely exonerated itself from any criticism and has been severely criticised.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/398758/Police-review-of-Jimmy-Savile-dismissed-as-a-whitewash

Subsequently a retired Leeds policeman has claimed that “there wasn’t a copper in the city who didn’t know Savile was a pervert”.  Full story here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10389041/How-far-did-police-go-to-protect-Jimmy-Savile.html

Additionally a retired West Yorkshire Police Inspector who was thought to be a member of the Friday Morning Club has been referred to the IPCC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21520060

Savile’s “Friday Morning Club” with Police Officers in Leeds and social contacts with Police Officers in Scarborough.

There have been concerns raised locally that North Yorkshire Police Officers were members of Savile’s “Friday Morning Club”, which was based in Leeds, so I investigated these concerns with a Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire Police in April 2013, which was ignored.  In contrast, the British Transport Police responded openly and promptly that none of their officers were involved.

This raised the question of why North Yorkshire Police would not comment on the names of the officers that were members of the “Friday Morning Tea Club”, given that the West Yorkshire Police report admitted “over-reliance on personal friendships” between Savile and some officers, and said “mistakes were made” in handling intelligence.

Subsequently West Yorkshire Police responded to a Freedom of Information request by refusing to confirm who were the eight serving or retired Police officers who met every week at Savile’s home in Leeds, for his ‘Friday Morning Club’ for over 20 years.  However it did confirm that there were no officers from North Yorkshire Police identified as members of Mr Savile’s “Friday Morning Club”.

So on the 16th of  October 2013, I submitted another FOI request as follows:

“Whether any officer of North Yorkshire Police was a member of Jimmy Savile’s Friday Morning Tea Club that met regularly in Leeds, or of a similar social club that met in Scarborough or if members of North Yorkshire Police socialised regularly with Jimmy Savile”

The response from North Yorkshire Police was:

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within North Yorkshire Police to locate relevant information. 

I can advise you that the available information indicates that no members of North Yorkshire Police had been attendees at the ‘Jimmy Savile Friday Morning Tea Club’.”

 Concerning social contacts between Savile and North Yorkshire Police the report went on to state:

“The available information indicates that no members of North Yorkshire Police socialised regularly with Mr Savile.  Accordingly, the formal response I must give to your request is that there is no information held.”

And it went on to state:

“Please note North Yorkshire Police have responded in this instance, in line with the force’s positive approach to compliance with disclosure regimes wherever possible.  However, I wish to take this opportunity to remind you that based on previous correspondence with you in relation to Freedom of Information matters, which in certain instances has been characterised as vexatious within the meaning of the law, I consider it likely that the force will refuse to answer repeated requests, or requests from you which appear frivolous, oppressive or calculated to cause distress or annoyance, disproportionate effort or other related negative impacts upon the organisation.”

Scarborough

Regular readers of Real Whitby will know that it has been alleged in the national press that North Yorkshire Police were aware of Savile’s offending in Scarborough and actively investigated Savile in 2003.

Essentially, the allegations made in the local and national press about Jimmy Savile and his associates in Scarborough are that Jimmy Savile offended in Scarborough with Peter Jaconelli and another man Jimmy Corrigan.

Peter Jaconelli was a predatory homosexual paedophile who – although widely known to be committing sexual offences against children – was left alone by the local police because of his position as Mayor, Councillor and prominent local businessman. Savile and Corrigan indulged in group sex with six females at the Otley Carnival in 1966, some of whom may have been under age.  They also had a sleep-over together at a cub scout camp in Doncaster in a camper van.  It is also alleged that Savile imported defenceless mental patients from Rampton to meet Jaconelli and Corrigan.

Deputy Chief Constable Madgwick has recently announced that Mr Moir Stewart, the IPCC Director of Investigations has now exonerated North Yorkshire Police of any blame for its failure to detect Savile (Operation Yewtree Tier 1), Jaconelli or Corrigan (Operation Yewtree Tier 2):  “I am now able to let you know we have completed that review of all the evidence and material relating to the late Jimmy Savile and have decided to take no further action with regard to your force.”   http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/12393

This IPCC decision is on the basis that all of the available evidence and material on Jimmy Savile had been examined by North Yorkshire Police and provided to the IPCC.  However, the witness evidence on Savile and Jaconelli collected by Real Whitby and others and not seen by Mr Stewart is as follows:

Witness A:  Mr Trevor Harrington.  13/02/2013 (NOT INTERVIEWED BY NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND EVIDENCE WITHELD FROM IPCC REPORT)

Mr Trevor Harrington alleged formally to Scarborough Borough Council that Peter Jaconelli was a predatory paedophile and the police knew all about his offending.

I was a member of his Ippon Judo Club and also worked for him at his ice cream parlours as a boy.  I can confirm from personal experience that all of the allegations published about this man are entirely correct and he was a predatory paedophile, who preyed on local children. Other witnesses have posted confirmation of the same, including that he had convictions for offences of indecency.

His activities were well known by locals and I do not think for one minute that the authorities were not aware of this which I consider yet another blight that needs attention.

I was therefore aghast to see his photograph advertising Whitby and Scarborough and to read that he was made an honorary Alderman, when in fact he was a child abuser that did a lot of damage to the reputation of both places and to local children, which is ongoing.

I note that Councillor Tom Fox has moved that Jimmy Savile is stripped of his title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough following the revelations about him and I support his action on this.   I am a proud Scarborian and would formally request that Peter Jaconelli is also stripped of his title of Alderman on the same basis, to remove this stain from the history of the Borough.

I thank you in anticipation of your consideration of this request and look forward to your response.”

Witness D:  Name redacted. (NOT INTERVIEWED BY NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND EVIDENCE WITHELD FROM IPCC REPORT)

Well done, at last some honesty in Scarborough. The cancer that has eaten away at Scarborough for so long has finally been revealed. I worked for “Jaco” in the eighties, his brother-in-law Tony who ran the ice cream factory behind Tricolos, where I worked, told me he was a predatory pervert. Admittedly, lots of the boys he did stuff with were well into their late teens and teased and flirted with him to get money over the counter of the sea front ice cream parlour. There were others though who he preyed on who were rather less proactive-the shop was full of attractive and VERY young boys. The lads in the shop had to squeeze past his crotch to serve ice cream. It astonished me then how so much stuff like this was common knowledge in Scarborough but nothing was done. The place was sewn up by a grim cartel of police, ‘business’ and government.

Thanks so much for standing up to be counted. Let’s start a chorus of disapproval.

Witness E:  Name redacted. (NOT INTERVIEWED BY NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND EVIDENCE WITHELD FROM IPCC REPORT)

“I linked today via Twitter to the article in the Scarborough Evening News about the former Mayor Peter Jaconelli and his unsavoury activities.

The article reminded me of my own encounter with the man outside his shop on the foreshore in the summer of 1968. At the time I was fifteen and working during the summer on the Regal lady and Coronia (Yorkshire lady).

On a Saturday morning he approached me as I passed his shop and proposition me to go with him above his shop and mentioned some disgusting activities. I refused and my response led him to ridicule and embarrass me in front of passing holiday makers.

I told my parents and my father took me to the Police station where I made a statement. The Police officer I spoke to said he believed me and was aware of similar allegations against Peter Jaconnelli. However he said Jaconelli was a Town Councillor, I believe a County Councillor, Judo club owner, business man and all round pillar of society, I was a school boy!

Needless to say that was the last I heard. I heard rumours amongst fellow school boys and on his death that graffiti had been scrawled in the church entrance.

I was very pleased to see that finally after 45 years this man activities have been made public. I fully support the removal of his mans Civic awards he was a disgusting individual and I believe he was protected. More should have been done to stop him at the time by the Police the Council and other leading members of Scarborough society who clearly knew what was going on. That wasn’t to be but like another former Scarborough luminary recently stripped of his Civic awards Jaconnelli she be remembered for what he was, not for what people thought he was.”

Witness F:  Name redacted. (NOT KNOWN OF AT THE TIME, SO NOT INTERVIEWED BY NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND EVIDENCE NOT AVAILABLE TO IPCC)

Evidence withheld for legal reasons

Witness G:  Name redacted. (NOT KNOWN OF AT THE TIME, SO NOT INTERVIEWED BY NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND EVIDENCE NOT AVAILABLE TO IPCC)

Evidence withheld for legal reasons

Witness H:  Name redacted. (NOT KNOWN OF AT THE TIME, SO NOT INTERVIEWED BY NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND EVIDENCE NOT AVAILABLE TO IPCC)

Evidence withheld for legal reasons

Witness I:  Name redacted. (NOT KNOWN OF AT THE TIME, SO NOT INTERVIEWED BY NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND EVIDENCE NOT AVAILABLE TO IPCC)

“On 20th November 2013, during the interview of a witness for another case (conducted by Real Whitby investigative-journalist Nigel Ward), the witness’s partner disclosed that he had been assaulted by Peter Jaconelli in the gent’s toilet of a Scarborough restaurant in 1953. Jaconelli forced his hand into the then thirteen-year-old’s open fly and attempted to take out his penis. Only the arrival of the proprietor, who knew of Jaconelli’s predilection for young boys, forcibly prevented a more serious assault”.

For more information about Peter Jaconelli see the attached article from the Scarborough News and particularly the comments below the article.

http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/crime/ex-mayor-was-a-sex-pest-says-councillor-1-5432916

Rampton Secure Psychiatric Hospital NHS investigation.

When Real-Whitby started its investigation, the official position of Rampton Secure Psychiatric Hospital management was that Savile visited Rampton once, in the 1970s but it had not received any complaints.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/276953/Jimmy-Savile-s-60-sex-victims

However, our investigation has revealed that Savile is known to have organised visits to Scarborough for patients from Rampton.

We notified Rampton Secure Psychiatric Hospital of our concern that Savile was trafficking vulnerable patients from Rampton to Scarborough to be abused by Jaconelli and Corrigan.  Their response and our comments on it can be seen in the article below.

http://www.real-whitby.co.uk/jimmy-savile-and-the-nhs

Only members of Rampton staff were contacted about the visits to Scarborough – not patients – and it exonerated Rampton completely, asserting that no abuse took place.

Since the report on the visits to Scarborough was written by Rampton Secure Psychiatric Hospital was written, there have been three developments:

Civil Court Case

Lawyers acting for a former patient are suing the NHS over allegations he was physically and sexually abused at the secure psychiatric hospital in the 1970s by a member of staff. This was omitted from the Rampton Report.

A spokesperson for Rampton Secure Psychiatric Hospital commented:

The case you mention is not relevant to this investigation as it does not concern Jimmy Savile”.

Nottinghamshire Police Investigation

It has emerged that Nottinghamshire Police ran a huge investigation into allegations of physical abuse and threats towards patients at the hospital at the time, after a 1979 television documentary by Yorkshire Television titled ‘The Secret Hospital’.  Fourteen members of staff went on trial, resulting in five convictions.  At least three of these convictions were later quashed on appeal in 1983.

Full story here:  http://www.nottinghampost.com/Hospital-faces-abuse-claim/story-19604316-detail/story.html.  This was also omitted from the Rampton Report.

A spokesperson for Rampton Secure Psychiatric Hospital commented:

You are correct in that we did not mention the Boynton Report in our report, as this did not concern Jimmy Savile and the report is widely known about, referenced and available”.

Whilst these cases relate to ill treatment and assaults, not sexual abuse, it appears indicative of a lax regime of internal control and oversight of staff that existed at Rampton at the time of Jimmy Savile’s involvement there.  After all, if physical abuse by members of staff could go on unchecked, could sexual abuse also go unnoticed.

Witness J:  Jimmy Savile (Deceased).  Evidence reported in the Sunday People (UNCLEAR IF THIS EVIDENCE WAS FORWARDED TO THE IPCC IN THE NYP REPORT)

In the Sunday People article Savile states that:

  • Two hundred miles up the A1 is our sister hospital, Rampton, and they stand for me the same as at Broadmoor.” Broadmoor is a place where Savile abused patients.
  • The patients taken to Scarborough were “potentially violent sub-normals”. (See also evidence of Witness K and Rampton spokesperson below)
  • Savile himself made some very strange remarks about these patients: “They can sit by you and stroke your face with a tenderness you could write beautiful poetry about.   …. and when I say that I love them, the brothers of these boys know exactly what I mean.”  This indicates inappropriate physical contact and emotions.
  • They met Savile’s close associates Peter Jaconelli and Jimmy Corrigan.
  • They were given money by Corrigan at his amusement arcades.
  • They ate in one of Jaconelli’s ice-cream parlours from which the public had been excluded.  (Jaconelli is alleged to have committed sexual offences against boys in his ice-cream parlours and also to have paid boys for sexual services with money from the till.)

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Witness K:  Name redacted. (NOT KNOWN OF AT THE TIME, SO NOT INTERVIEWED BY NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE AND EVIDENCE NOT AVAILABLE TO IPCC)

 

An allegation has recently been made on Real Whitby alleging that sexual abuse had occurred at Rampton.

I can say with absolute certainty that savile did take Rampton patients to Scarborough one more than one occasion………. I can also say that sexual abuse run rife in Rampton until the documentary exposure in the late 70.

I will say quite clearly though, Savile interpretation of subnormal in the express article is very wrong.

Yes, they were calm, loving people, Subnormal classification was based on the IQ test method. Sub normals were vulnerable, largely none verbal, heavily medicated patients that would have offered absolutely no resistance to abuse whatsoever.

Many were in rampton put there by their families because of being to difficult for the home environment. Many had no families that ever visited or kept in contact – meaning no need to justify anything untoward to families or friends.”

A spokesperson for Rampton Secure Psychiatric Hospital commented:

“At this time the IQ Test was used nationally to determine subnormality. We do not have access to the patients’ records so we are unable to comment on their medication.

If this witness is certain that Jimmy Savile committed offences against our patients then they should make their evidence available to Operation Yewtree. Our investigation found no such evidence. As to wider allegations about the Hospital can I again refer you to the Boynton Report. This was an independent investigation into practices at Rampton Hospital which took place in 1978/9 (published 1980) and covered all the concerns raised at the time. It was a public enquiry chaired by a judge.  There have been a vast number of changes at the Hospital as a result of and subsequently to that report”. 

“Our investigation did not confirm that no abuse had taken place – we confirmed that no allegations had been received against Jimmy Savile”.

In summary

All investigators are taught that they should consider all of the evidence before coming to a conclusion.  It appears to me that the North Yorkshire investigation is fundamentally flawed because salient pieces of witness evidence have not been considered. This means that the decision by Mr Stewart not to take any further action on the basis that “all the evidence and material relating to the late Jimmy Savile” was considered in the North Yorkshire Police Report is untenable. This is not a reflection on Mr Stewart or the IPCC, it merely states the fact that the report it relied on to come to this conclusion was obviously flawed.

The two critical failures in explaining the reason for the failure of the British Police Service to arrest Savile both occurred in North Yorkshire.  They are:

1.  The failure of North Yorkshire Police to arrest Jaconelli, (Britain’s most successful paedophile who operated untroubled by the police for all of his adult life) which would surely have led them to Savile, (Britain’s most prolific paedophile and rapist).

2.  Why, when asked for intelligence on Savile by Surrey Police in 2007, North Yorkshire Police Force Intelligence Bureau replied that it had none, although according to newspaper reports, Savile, Jaconelli and Corrigan had in fact featured in a 2003 paedophile investigation conducted by North Yorkshire Police.  As a result, Surrey Police did not have the intelligence from North Yorkshire it needed to assist in its investigation and the best opportunity of bringing him to justice was lost.

However, both the above key questions –arguably the two most important questions in the entire Savile investigation- remain completely unresolved and uncommented on.  Until they are resolved, Operation Yewtree has no credibility.

According to the evidence we have collected, Peter Jaconelli was abusing from 1947 until his death in 1999.  He seems to have been an obsessive and addicted abuser, who used his access to children at his ice cream parlours, restaurants, a local school and his judo club to the full.  Assuming that he abused one child a week, his victims could run into thousands over a fifty two year reign.

Nevertheless as it stands, despite the fact that every schoolboy and parent in Scarborough knew about Jaconelli, that there is overwhelming evidence of his offending, the NYP report has effectively completely exonerated him.  In addition, as a result of this blatantly flawed report, North Yorkshire Police has also exonerated itself from its failure to arrest either Jaconelli (Operation Yewtree Tier 2), or Savile (Operation Yewtree Tier 1) and from any failure to pass on the intelligence it had allegedly gathered on Savile during the 2003 investigation to the Surrey investigation, whilst leaving the key questions posed above unanswered.

To try and resolve this, I wrote to the IPCC with a FOI request asking for a copy of the report.  My request was ignored.

I also e-mailed North Yorkshire Police in the following terms:

“I read with great interest the statement issued by Deputy Chief Constable Madgwick that the IPCC were to take no action over the failure of North Yorkshire Police to detect Jimmy Savile’s offending, or that of Peter Jaconelli.  Please could you provide:

1.       A copy of the report sent by North Yorkshire Police to the IPCC.

2.       An explanation for the failure of North Yorkshire Police to arrest Peter Jaconelli.

3.      Confirmation of why North Yorkshire Police did not interview all of the witnesses.

4.      An explanation of why North Yorkshire Police Force Intelligence Bureau did not forward the intelligence on Jimmy Savile it had gathered as a result of the Rutter and White investigation in 2003.”

The response on the 11th of November was “Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000”.  I will update you with their response once it has been received.

I have received no response from Chief Constable Dave Jones concerning this important local issue, although one was requested, nor has anyone responded to my open letter: http://www.real-whitby.co.uk/jaconelli-open-letter-n-yorks-chief-constable-dave-jones

However, I did receive a letter from no less a person than Tim Madgwick, the Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, in which he stated that I had “recently sent and circularized or publicized, written material which contains comments or opinion regarding members of North Yorkshire Police and/or North Yorkshire Police operations and business…………..North Yorkshire Police reserve the right to take appropriate civil or criminal action in this regard.

Deputy Chief Constable Madgwick did not specify any particular error, inaccuracy, or article that he took offence with, but nevertheless issued the above statement which appears to be a blanket objection to journalists expressing comments or opinions about North Yorkshire Police operations and any business that it doesn’t like.

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The Scarborough News and Whitby Gazette do not do investigative journalism, so I am aware that North Yorkshire Police are not used to the degree of press scrutiny that is normal in other forces.  Following on from Detective Superintendent Heather Pearson’s attempt to arrest me for writing articles for Real Whitby which were critical of North Yorkshire Police, I am also aware that they tend to get a bit hot under the collar when they are criticised by journalists, no matter how well intentioned or accurate the criticism is.

However, the policy of Real Whitby is that if anyone objects to anything on the website they have a right of reply and we will always issue a retraction and apology if we are in the wrong.  Alternatively they can sue for libel.  Whilst the implication that North Yorkshire Police failed to detect Britain’s most prolific paedophile (Savile) and Britain’s most successful paedophile (Jaconelli) is not one that any Chief Police Officer wants to hear, in my view intimidating journalists by threatening them with arrest is unacceptable in a democratic society. It is an attack on free speech and the freedom of the press, and an abuse of Police powers.

There must be full and open disclosure of what went wrong – no matter how painful it is –  if we are to learn the lessons of the Savile affair and prevent it from happening again.

Anything which prevents this is contrary to the public interest.  In particular, I have been asked to give evidence on Savile to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and the NHS investigation into Rampton by Ms Kate Lampard QC.  How can I do that when I am being threatened with arrest by North Yorkshire Police if I comment on their investigation to these bodies?

Having exonerated itself with its report, North Yorkshire Police declined to comment on this article and continues to maintain its right to silence on its failure to arrest Jaconelli and Savile.  Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan also declined to comment.

Councillor Tom Fox has also consistently declined to comment on Alderman Jaconelli.

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Perhaps someone can explain to me why North Yorkshire Police can’t issue a full public statement as West Yorkshire Police did.  In contrast, Assistant Chief Constable Ingrid Lee of West Yorkshire Police had the courage to stand up and defend her force’s findings publicly, which is to be respected.  If the concerns raised by Real Whitby and others are unfounded, why is it that no Chief Police Officer from North Yorkshire Police will not do the same?

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20 Responses to Official: Peter Jaconelli innocent


  1. Michael Doherty Reply

    November 27, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Great investigative journalism Nigel, you’ve put a lot of energy into exposing this evil within society. You’d think the authorities would beat a path to your door to ask for your assistance and information.

    No as usual, they threaten those who expose – it seems they really all are ‘in it together’

  2. kenny Reply

    November 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    it’s endemic the corruption and the cover ups the criminals are running everything this really does need to go public thank you for your diligent and hard work my the light expose the darkness that hides with the corridors of power

  3. Eric Pickles Reply

    November 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    A very good interesting article; there’s no smoke without fire. An entire force that will not comment. I personally feel that says something. What year was Councillor Tom Fox Chief Inspector?

  4. Paul Saunderson Reply

    November 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Here’s an interesting one:

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/north_yorkshire_police_jimmy_sav

    NYP only has 24 hrs left to reply. One wonders if they will meet the deadline here. :-)

  5. James Miller Reply

    November 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

    A couple of comments nigel. As always, a good analytic (and I believe unbiased) article, but the title ‘Official-Peter-Jaconelli-innocent’ is journalese.

    The IPCC was not an investigation into the guilt or innocence of Jaconelli and does not, at first, cursory, reading appear to reach a definitive conclusion on that. The investigation was, primarily, whether NY Police failed in their duty of investigating the matter. Much to the disgust of certainly well over 50% of the people of this area the findings are that the police did not fail to investigate properly.

    Recently, the IPCC has been severely criticised, many of us think justifiably, for failing to carry out its own investigations either through lack of resources or manpower or just being institutionally badly organised. This goes back to its own ‘rules and regulations’ determined by – you guessed it – successive Governments. Yes, the politicians strike again, but what can you expect from a pig but a grunt (to use one of Alfie (Peter’s older brother) Jaconelli’s favourite sayings.

    The ‘old-boys” network always wins because their rules are written by, well, the old-boys. I think it’s called ‘self-regulation’ in 1984′s Truespeak

    So there is no definitive ‘legal’ ruling on whether Jaconelli was a homosexual paedophile who prayed on young boys and this was hushed up or is even now playing his harp in some gay heaven. In other words the whole matter has been conveniently brushed under the carpet, yet again, by the simple (actually complicated and clever) technique of not fully investigating Jaconelli but simply by investigating whether the police did enough to investigate him. In theory the Independent Police C.C. is nothing to do with the police. One of the arguments about its powers and organisation is that evidence indicates that this is pure hogwash. The arguments for having it staffed by ex police officers is that they are the best qualified to investigate current police officers. (How about a few lawyers and forensic psychologists instead?)

    However, yet again I am forced to ask my favourite rhetorical question ‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?’ (Who guards the Guardians?) This time I have a definitive answer. Custodes!

    • Tim Hicks Reply

      November 29, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Dear James,

      Thank you for your contribution and kind remarks.

      However, Operation Yewtree is divided into three strands:

      1. Savile

      2. Savile Associates (I.e. Jaconelli)

      3. Offenders unconnected with Savile.

      There has been no statement about Jaconelli and because he would be covered in Strand 2, this has effectively cleared him in my view, although as you can see above, there are enough witnesses to convict him if he were still alive.

      I understand another witness has come forward through facebook, making similar allegations.

      Best regards,

      Tim

  6. Nigel Reply

    November 28, 2013 at 10:54 am

    @ James

    Thank you for your perceptive comments.

    In my view, Tim’s title was intended to convey an ironical disapproval of the very same assessment as the one that you have so ably presented.

    The Police investigating the Police not investigating PJ’s relationship with the Police is recursive to the point of finally disappearing up its own fundament – rather like the irony of the old boys protecting those with a predilection for the young boys. I am not sure what sickens me the most.

    In answer to your final question – who will guard the guards (which I one paraphrased as ‘who will monitor the Monitoring Officers’) – the answer used to be the free press. But the Monitoring Officers imagine that they can stifle the free press. A long-serving Councillor expressed to me just the other day that too many public servants, having for too long served only themselves, should now be serving time. We know who they are, don’t we?

  7. cigpapers Reply

    November 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    North Yorkshire Police are actually more corrupt than Greater Manchester Police – which in a strange and twisted way is actually quite an achievement!
    Sir Jimmy Savile and Councillor Peter Jaconelli weren’t operating in a vacum by any means.
    Remember though for these levels of corruption you also need weak and/or corrupt local journalists, politicians and lawyers.
    With the web and alternative media journalism things are starting to come out in the open at last.
    Keep up the good work Mister Ward.

  8. malcolm Reply

    November 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I was arrested but never was charged. I was taken to Scarborough police station and locked up in the custody suite for eight hours. The police would not even let me give my giro including milk tokens to my then girl friend as the child needed milk. My girl friend was eventually brought to the cell area to get the giro and milk tokens then PC Clarke and I believe PC Thomson both grabbed me in a neck hold in front of my girl friend, forcing a large custody cell key into my mouth, ripping the inside of my mouth. My girl friend ran out and went straight to my solicitors to see Steven Dury at Thorpe and Co, Scarborough Valley Bridge Parade. I was forced back into the cell by both officers and the door locked. My mouth was bleeding badly I knew that I needed hospital treatment I kept buzzing the buzzer then the desk Sergeant came, opened the cell door and asked me what I wanted I found it very painful to speak and felt very threatened, wandering what could happen next if I had to stay here, my life could be in danger. What if the key had gone in my eye or choked me? Soon as the desk sergeant saw my face with the blood coming out of my mouth he said he was going to get another officer to take me immediately to the hospital at Scarborough. The police officer that took me was called was Scarborough Old Town local Bobby Kev Buchanan. At the hospital I had to have my mouth stitched up which caused me great discomfort and numb feelings for a very long time. Eating was very difficult. I lost weight. I was taken back to the police station and locked up. Around 30 minutes later I told the desk sergeant that i wanted to file a complaint against the two officers regarding assaulting me. 15 to 20 minutes later Inspector Tom Fox came into my cell to say to me if I was to file a complaint against the two officers that he would do everything in his power to say that I assaulted the two officers and he would make it stick, “I do it all the time and believe me you will lose”. This happened in 1987. I had had a serious accident in 1985. My right arm was nearly ripped off giving me a disability for life which I still have to attend hospitals. I was later released with no charges.

    • Tim Thorne Reply

      November 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      “15 to 20 minutes later Inspector Tom Fox came into my cell to say to me if I was to file a complaint against the two officers that he would do everything in his power to say that I assaulted the two officers and he would make it stick, “I do it all the time and believe me you will lose”. This happened in 1987.”

      If there are any other people in the area who’ve had similar incidents happen to them, now is the time to come forward and tell your story. With enough compelling evidence things will start to happen.

  9. Brian Dodds Reply

    November 29, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Nigel that,s a great piece of work, by the time you,ve done you could put it all together in a book, but if you did I,ll bet it would be classed as fiction. This must rank as one of the biggest and most widespread cover ups by corrupt officials ever,Malcom,s comment about Tom Fox doesn,t surprise me either, his conduct as leader of the town council is cast in the same mould, denial and intimidation seems to be the norm for both council and police force. Well done mate, brilliant job, I pray that one day these criminals will get their just deserts.

  10. Nigel Reply

    November 29, 2013 at 11:48 am

    LATEST FROM THE BBC

    “A further 19 hospitals are to be investigated over links to serial sex attacker Jimmy Savile, the government has confirmed.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25153968

    WE HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THERE WERE OTHER HOSPITAL VISITS BY JIMMY SAVILE TO SCARBOROUGH AND BRIDLINGTON.

    IF ANY READER HAS FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS, PLEASE FORWARD IT TO REAL WHITBY USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS:

    realwhitby@gmail.com

    • Tim Thorne Reply

      November 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Whitby Memorial Hospital is now named in the list.

      • Nigel Reply

        November 29, 2013 at 10:11 pm

        Could anyone at North Yorkshire Police (NYP) explain to the public how it is that they have nothing to add to the Savile investigation – and yet we now learn that the Whitby Memorial Hospital is to figure in the ongoing NHS investigation? (For remote readers, Whitby is in North Yorkshire).

        Did the NYP investigation not consider any hospitals wiithin its area of operations – despite the Broadmoor, Rampton and other precedents?

      • Tim Hicks Reply

        December 3, 2013 at 8:21 am

        Dear Tim,

        Thanks for your comment.

        We know that Savile visited Whitby and it has been alleged to Real Whitby that there were other visits of patients to Scarborough. I do not now think these involved Rampton, Scarborough Hospital, the Leeds General Infirmary, or High Royds Hospital, so the Whitby Memorial Hospital would be a prime candidate.

        Best regards,

        Tim

  11. James Miller Reply

    November 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Tim.

    The point of PJ being in Strand 2 confirms my basic belief in the way this whole thing has been set up. By having 3 (or umpty3 or whatever) Strands to the basic investigation(s) it is possible for the entire caboodle to be (deliberately?) complicated to the point where it would take a very good systems analyst to follow what is happening on any particular Strand at any moment in time.

    There is a truism in jurisprudence that, I was, when working, told about by a very senior QC. It is probably correct because this particular man was not well known for his humour.

    ‘When the client is guilty and has something to hide then a good counsel will complicate proceedings to such a point that even a truly learned judge will have trouble following the arguments. If the client is innocent, even technically, then his counsel should try to make things so simple that if there should be an idiot on the jury, he will have no problem following it.’

    Unfortunately that appears to be the way that all the various groups of our ‘Guardians’ are now working.

    There is also a truism in what was my profession. ‘When a corrupt person gets access near the top of an organisation, he/she will tend to corrupt both colleagues and subordinates until the organisation itself, through various stages, including eventually seeking to appoint already corrupt people to higher positions, becomes institutionally corrupt’.

    I do not think I need to give examples, everybody can find them if they only open their minds.

  12. Paul Anthony Wilson Reply

    November 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    In the seventies I used to have to collect money from Jaconelli at the seafront ice cream parlour….he was an odious little man and one day he leaned over the counter and grabbed me in the crotch….I never went back! I make this confession because people know what he was ….but always cover it up….why?

    • Tim Hicks Reply

      December 3, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Dear Paul,

      Thank you for your comment, I admire you for your honesty in speaking out over such an offensive and unpleasant incident in your childhood. I have designated you as Witness L.

      Although we have reason to believe that Jaconelli was involved in more serious offences, it is typical of his pattern of offending and your evidence is backed up by many other witness reports of similar offences by Peter Jaconelli.

      Well done for speaking out, so the truth will out and lessons can be learned.

      Best regards,

      Tim

  13. Steve Old Reply

    November 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I was speaking to a business man last week who told me that Jaconelli offended him in what was said to be a very uncomfortable way he was 13 at the time and just wanted a job he hit Jaconelli ran off and never went back.

    • Tim Hicks Reply

      December 3, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Dear Steve,

      Thanks for your comment. This is a very similar acccount to that of Witness F. It fits entirely with Jaconelli´s pattern of offending and that he used his ice cream parlours to attract adolescent boys and then abuse them there.

      Best regards,

      Tim


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