re blogged from unprofessional Standards who expose the truth about the Yorkshire Police who harboured Jimmy Savile and persecute whistleblowers.
UPSD were primarily responsible for unmasking West Yorkshire Police paedophile, DC Michael Vause. Working with the Yorkshire Post‘s Rob Waugh we were able to propagate this news story.
Without that publicity, Vause would have disappeared into retirement
with his vile tendencies unknown to the wider public. Indeed, it became
apparent only very recently that residents in the tiny village of
Wentbridge, Pontefract where Vause lived, at the time of his conviction,
were blissfully unaware they had a child abuser in their midst. Mainly
due to the local Pontefract & Castleford Express newspaper steadfastly refusing to cover the story of the second convicted Pontefract police paedophile in the past few years.
A CID detective for most of his career, Vause ended up in the police
Professional Standards Department investigating other suspected
paedophiles, would you believe? One of those West Yorkshire Police
officers he investigated, a Police Band member, was alleged to have
abused his own child. The accusations were made by the suspect’s own
wife, but he was cleared by Vause. The same Band playing officer also
perjured himself at Crown Court in Bradford but faced no action from his
During a Section 18 search of a fellow police officer’s home, Vause
removed a CD containing images of young children. Those were nephews and
nieces of the officer under suspicion. Despite strenuous requests for
an audit trail of the precise movements of that CD whilst in Vause’s
possession, his PSD protectors have steadfastly refused to provide
comfort that Vause still does not hold a copy of that CD. They were
aided and abetted in that deceit both by West Yorkshire Police Authority
to whom the officer turned to for help and Force Solicitor and Police
Band member, Mike Percival. The latter-named will also feature in the Rogue Solicitors area of our site.
A third West Yorkshire Police paedophile was arrested after child
images were found on his computer. A criminal file was prepared for the
CPS but no charges were preferred and the inspector (a former custody
sergeant in Wakefield) was allowed to retire on full pension. uPSD are
aware of the identity of this individual and our enquiries continue.
The fourth and fifth West Yorkshire Police paedophiles are named as ex-PC’s Christopher Snow and Michael Conlon.
Snow of Headingley, Leeds was jailed in 2011. He was sent down for 3
years and nine months, for a string of sex offences against children,
including inciting a child into sexual activity. He was already the
subject of a child sexual offences restraining order. He had resigned
from the police after the first set of offences came to light in 2006. Judge Christopher Batty described Snow as ‘devious in his grooming of teenage girls’. The children were aged between 13 and 15.
Conlon was sent down for making and possessing indecent child images,
grooming and attempting sexual activity with a child. Jailing Conlon
for two-and -a-half years, The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Peter Collier QC told him: “It’s aggravated because you used the fact you were a police officer to build some measure of trust.” Conlon served five years with West Yorkshire Police, ending in 2009.
Conlon was based at Killingbeck police station, the same location as ‘Inspector 5′ Mick Starkey (see Jimmy Savile paedophile news page here). We cannot let the mention of Starkey pass without mentioning Sergeant, and now infamous ‘Blobby Bobby’, Matt Appleyard, another paedophile and rapist protector who is still a serving officer at the notorious Wetherby NPT (more on them here).
Killingbeck was also where one of the the infamous and illicit trysts between Rogue Officers DCI Elizabeth Belton and C/Supt Ian Whitehouse took place and the base of most of the bent West Yorkshire Police officers involved in the huge, and now notorious, Operation Douglas corruption scandal.
The latest additions to West Yorkshire Police’s roll of shame are
historic but nonetheless significant as they involve former police
officers who did not have their names listed on the Sex Offenders
Register for life.
A disgraced Halifax police officer, who was stationed at Richmond
Close Police Station, sexually abused a young girl and was jailed for
four years at Leeds Crown Court in Febuary 2004. Peter Newton
had served with West Yorkshire Police for more than 29 years admitted
six offences of indecent assault against the girl who was aged 11 when
the offences began.
Newton was not put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and his
name will be removed next year unless the decision is challenged. He
had abused the girl over a period of four years. When Newton first
groped and kissed the girl, she was too frightened to tell anyone. The
nature of the offending got progressively worse including touching the
girl’s private parts and simulating a sex act with her. Newton’s
offending came to light when the abused girl confided in a teacher.
Passing sentence, Mr Justice Wakerley said the case represented an
enormous breach of trust.
West Yorkshire Police probationary officer, Simon Dagger,
downloaded pictures of naked children from an American pornography site
and was snared by police in the Operation Ore crackdown on internet
child pornography. Appearing at Leeds Crown Court in April 2003,
24-year-old Dagger, from Pontefract, wept when he was told he would not
be jailed for having around 45 indecent images of children stored on his
computer. DC Mick Vause (see above) was also from
Pontefract and, like Vause, Dagger received a three-year Community
Rehabilitation Order with a condition of attendance on a sex-offender
The Court was told that Dagger accessed the child images from a
‘library’ of around 8,000 photographs stored on the computer. The vast
majority were legal adult material with a handful of images involving
children falling into the most serious category. He admitted five sample
charges of possessing indecent images of children and was ordered to
sign the sex-offender register for five years (ending 2008).
Dagger was adamant that he didn’t get any sexual gratification from
these images and it was his curiosity which spiralled out of control.
Paedophile Vause also produced the same excuse with his famous line to
the Judge: ‘Curiosity killed the cat, Ma’am’
Now we uncover, in March 2013, yet another pervert that is running
loose in the community who formerly worked for a significant period of
his police career at Killingbeck, the same police station as PC Michael
Conlon (see above). PC 3917 Gary Simpson, aged 41, was
convicted in March 2010 on 20 charges of making and possessing indecent
images under the Protection of Children Act 1978. He was also made the
subject of a Sex Prevention Order under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
His computer was also confiscated which is a concern as it is known that
at least one paedophile was operating at the time in the Professional
Standards Department of West Yorkshire Police. DC Michael Vause has since been convicted of child pornography offences.
A jail term indicates that the images discovered on Simpson’s hard
drive were of a serious nature as only Level 4 or Level 5 images would
normally attract a custodial sentence. Simpson was unmasked as a
paedophile only when he showed the images to a fellow officer, who
reported his concerns to supervisors.
Throughout this process of exposing West Yorkshire Police child
abusers we have been obstructed at every turn by West Yorkshire Police,
and their devious co-conspirators at the Police Authority, but this is
an issue of massive public interest and importance, particularly in the
light of Jimmy Savile operating unfettered in Leeds for over 40 years
by his local police force. New Police & Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson,
occupied the Chairman’s seat at the now defunct and disgraced West
Yorkshire Police Authority during the entire period when these
paedophiles have been exposed and has, on the face of it, chosen to look
the other way.
Burns-Williamson’s Vice Chair was dodgy long-term Leeds City Councillor and ex-Mayor of Leeds, Les Carter.
What did he know about Jimmy Savile’s rape and paedophile activities
over the entire 40 years he has been a Councillor. Nothing at all, Mr
Carter? read more http://www.upsd.co.uk/rogue-officers/police-paedophiles/