Thursday, 14 December 2017

Andrea Davison Shoot The Women First. Spy Story which exposes State Sanctioned Child Abuse

Just read Shoot the Women First by Andrea Davison and Tom Doe.
Running through the book is a web of  State sanctioned child abuse. Andrea tells her story with a touch of magic and an attention to detail.

It is at times beautiful at other heartrending and always exciting. Every page leads to revelations of a hidden hand behind world events.

Thrilling, tragic and utterly compelling read.

 Shoot The Women First, has now been released in hardback and paperback for Xmas.




1. Bastard Son. 13
2. Elephant Cage. 21
3. Petals Of Death. 31
4. Hostage. 39
5. Not So Cold War 45
6. Into The Frying Pan. 51
7. High Five. 57
8. After Eight 65
9. Unsanctioned. 73
10. Alarming News. 83
11. Lady Of The Lake. 93
12. Deadly Game. 107
13. Kock And Bull Story. 119
14. A Nadir 133
15. Suffer Little Children. 143
16. Birthday Card. 155
17. Fact Or Fiction. 165
18. Shopping List 177
19. What A Scallywag. 185
20. Propaganda Wars. 195
21. Neat Job. 207
22. Written In Blood. 217
23. Diplomatic Solution. 225
24. Somewhere Safe. 235
About The Author 245
Appendix. 247

Begining of firts Chapter. 


“One day I’m going to go up in a helicopter and it’ll just blow up.  MI5 will do away with me.”  Princess Diana

Tom dashed into the kitchen carrying a bundle of papers, an old leather case and a bottle of Champagne.  Shutting the door behind him, he sat down opposite me.  Outside the night had drawn a blanket of stars over the Comechingones Mountains.  People had lived here since the first moon shone on a home.
“Your Macur Statement is going viral.  It’s getting the truth out there,” Tom said.
“I hope so.  The victims are so vulnerable.”
“If you have the Serco report, I’ll take it with me to BA tomorrow.”
Pushing the laptop across the table, I said, “I’m editing, but take a look, and see what you think.”
The clock in the corner paced out time, as we read together.
A loud hammering on the door startled us.  Our eyes met in a glance of silent communication, Tom’s pupils dilated and I read his dark thoughts, ‘sounds like police’.
The hammering resumed, but here in Argentina, I had no reason to fear the Police.  Time stood still, frozen in urgency, and then the pounding stopped.  Silence hung in the air like the aftermath of a nuclear explosion.  Tom sprang up and was at the kitchen door when it flew open and a young man, brandishing a pistol, rushed in.  Tom smashed his gun arm against the wall.  The gun tumbled from his grasp, as a second armed man rushed in, striking Tom over the head with his handgun.
“We have just come for the documents,” he bellowed in perfect English.  Was this statement supposed to calm us?
   My training kicked in like a snort of cocaine; seconds became minutes as I assessed the scene.  Tom was on the floor his blood splattering the white walls as he grappled, half concussed, with the first assailant.  The second man stood pointing his gun at the duo, now locked like passionate lovers in an embrace.  Telepathically Tom said, ‘Get the machete; I’ll buy you time.’
Neither assailant noticed me turn and run down the corridor to the bedroom.  Thrusting my hand under the pillow, I found the machete Tom had put there earlier.  Drawing it out the blade glinted in the cold electric light.  That morning, Tom had spent hours sharpening its edge top and bottom.  “More frightening than a 9mm close up,” he said prophetically.
Narrowing my thoughts to a perfect point, I stroked the blade with a snipers instinct.  Brandishing the Machete, I ran down the corridor back to the kitchen.  Tom was still struggling and rolling on the floor with the first attacker.  The second man, hearing steps turned bringing up his gun level with my face.  Subconsciously I noted the matt black metal of the small gun, the trained stance, his youthful, handsome face.  Raising the blade in a seamless movement, I angled it to take off his head at the neck.  Staring into his hard chocolate eyes for a fraction of a second I grasped the power, he quailed, turned and fled.  It was a good choice; his .32 caliber bullets would not have stopped me in the five feet between us.
Tom, sensing it was over relaxed his grip on the first attacker, who snatched up his fallen gun, fleeing after his friend.
“Tom, are you Okay,” I asked, as he stood up shaky and dazed, blood streaming from his open wound into his eyes and down his cheeks.  Lifting a hand to wipe away the blood, he said,
 “Fine; I’m fine.  Lock the door.”
Twisting the key in the door, I went back to help him.
 “Sit down,” I said, leading him to a straight-backed wooden chair.
He collapsed into it, as the adrenaline stopped pumping through his veins.
We needed help, so picking up the cell phone I rang Beth, who lived on the high slopes of the mountains overlooking my house.
“Beth its Tara, two gunmen attacked us, please phone the Chief.”
“Where are you?”
“At home.”
“Wait there, I will come soon.” 
Our mutual friend, the Chief of Police is a charming and resourceful man.  He helped me settle into my new country by finding Beth.  She was one of those rare and beautiful people who would do anything for anybody.  Her husband Richard spent his working life, creating special effects in films and thrilling people with his magic tricks.  Somewhere on his journeys, this Englishman found a dark beauty with the heart of an angel.
In what seemed like only minutes, the Chief had everything locked down and his team of plain-clothed officers was in the house.  Tom went in a police car to the local hospital along with Beth as an interpreter.  A police officer in dark jumper, combat pants and short black combat boots, sat with me, while the house and garden was dusted for prints.
 In Argentina, children learn English at School so even with my poor Spanish I could make myself understood.  A detective man with a moon face and tough look said, “Get the valuables and go to another casa.  Do you have somewhere to go?” 
“I have amigos who live nearby, I will phone them.”
As the detective watched, I called Alicia and filled her in on the details.
 Alicia is of German extraction, married to Cletus a full-blooded German.  They made a complimentary couple.  Alicia surrounded herself with family and friends, doling out ladles of love.  Cletus was the strong man of the duo brave and brusque.  Cletus came on the phone, and I repeated the story, when I told him about the Machete, he chuckled.
“We’re on holiday right now, but Carl and Otto are there.  Just stay at the Cabaña by the pool.  Stay as long as you like.”  Cletus said.
Thirty minutes later, Tom flounced in with Beth.  He was battered and sporting a few stitches over his right eye.                           
“The hospital was excellent.  We went right to the top of the queue.”
“That’s great.  Alicia and Cletus are giving us the cute spare house by the pool.”
“Fantastic.  We need to get you out of here,” Tom said.
Beth nodded agreement.
When the detectives finished, Beth drove us to our friend’s hacienda, then returned home.
Entering the compound, Otto greeted us with his Pocket Browning.  We embraced as the seven-foot tall electric gates closed behind us.  The hacienda was under lockdown, surrounded by high fences and paroled by four big dogs who knew us well.
 Otto had been a Hitler Youth, but that was long ago.  His haggard face, patrician nose and sky blue eyes looked at me with compassion.  His command of English and Spanish was like my command of German, almost zero.  However, warmth and friendship are a language of their own.
 Carl, his grandson, was a strapping lad of seventeen.  His close-cropped blond hair adorned refined carved features and a razor-sharp mind.  He was the epitome of his German heritage, but the furthest youth from Hitler’s conscripts as could be.  Carl had inherited his Mother’s caring nature and his Father’s bravery.
  “Come, the Cabaña is ready for you,” Carl said, “Dad told me what happened, are you both OK.”
“Thanks, we’re fine.”
Grandfather and grandson, the old tree and the sapling would not let any intruder in alive.
The Cabaña’s red clay tiled roof overhung the red brick walls.  Rows of bricks interlaced with cosmetic concrete slices reminiscent of the witch’s house in Hansel and Gretel made out of sweets.  Towels, sheets and pillowcases were stacked up on a bench and the water heater was on.     
We dumped everything on the kitchen floor and opened a bottle of Champagne.  Grabbing two wine glasses from the cupboard, I went outside.
It had been a hot day and the evening warmth was balmy.  A potted jasmine grew by the door its tendrils thick with small white heavily scented flowers.  Surrounded by its fragrance, we settled down at the table by the dark and sky blue tiled pool.  Two of the dogs nestled close knowing something had happened.
“Well, life is never boring.  You did well,” I said.
“That’s what Staff taught me, in close, go for the gun arm.”
We smiled at each other.  The danger had passed and finally drained away with the first sip of champagne.  We were safe, we were happy and life was full of possibilities.
The cell phone rang, intruding on our peace,
“Are you Okay?” a familiar American voice said.
Ronald was a former arms dealer and a King Saud favorite who had worked along with the agency for donkey’s years.
“Yes, just two idiots with guns.”
We never listened to each other’s calls, so Tom took his glass and returned to the Cabaña.
“We’ll send up some people from BA,” [1] Ronald said.
 “No, it’s okay; I have plenty of protection right here, but how…”
“Grapevine.  Are you sure you’re Okay, we can send someone?”
The soft head of an Alsatian brushed against my knee.
“No, really, we are safe here, friends are looking after us.”
“Who were the men?”  Ronald asked.

[1] Buenos Aires 



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Macur review alters Report about Pedophile Police Chief

NORTH WALES POLICE deliberately with-held sensational evidence about Gordon Anglesea from the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal.
The force suppressed the fact that the retired police superintendent lied when he was questioned under caution about an alleged indecent assault.
That’s the revelation which emerges from the updated version of the Macur Review, headed by Lady Justice Macur, released on December 5.
The Review — launched in 2012 by then-Home Secretary Theresa May — examined the workings of the 1996-2000 North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal headed by Sir Ronald Waterhouse.
The case of Gordon Anglesea was central to the Tribunal’s hearings.
Anglesea’s name was removed — “redacted” is the technical term — from the Macur Review when it was published in March 2016 because he was due to stand trial on historic child abuse charges.
He was convicted at Mold Crown Court in October 2016 and died in prison shortly after he began a 12 year prison sentence.
The new version of the report — which follows a Rebecca campaign to have the redactions removed — adds to the growing body of evidence showing North Wales Police (NWP) was determined to  protect Anglesea.
It reveals that in 1997 a woman made an allegation that she had been indecently assaulted by Gordon Anglesea.
THE WELSH secretary released the revised Macur Review — a report jointly commissioned by the Wales Office and the Ministry of Justice — in a statement to the House of Commons on December 5. For more than a year Rebecca has been calling for an unredacted copy of the report. In the days after Anglesea was convicted, we asked the Ministry of Justice if it would provide an updated version. A spokesman said no. In August this year we made a Freedom of Information request. This was refused – a refusal confirmed by an internal review which added that the information “was intended for future publication”. The Rebecca appeal to the Information Commissioner was being processed when the government decided to publish the amended report… 
The Review says that the woman — “an adult acquaintance of the family” — reported the matter to the North Wales Police.
The force submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service which decided there was “insufficient evidence” to prosecute.
The North Wales Police did not tell the Tribunal — still sitting at this point — about the allegation.
However, there were brief reports about the case in the national press which alerted the Tribunal.
The Macur Review notes that the Tribunal’s legal team wrote to the chairman, Sir Ronald Waterhouse:
“… we have requested sight of the NWP file in respect of the allegation of indecent assault …”
“The NWP’s legal representatives are concerned that this allegation (of indecent assault upon an adult) is entirely irrelevant to the issues before the Tribunal. “
“We believe that we should at least see the file, and unless you take a contrary view, we propose to insist upon its production to us.”
Lady Justice Macur notes that the words “justification needed” were written on the note.
She adds:
“ …  it does not appear that the matter was taken any further.”
The new version of the Macur Review makes it clear that North Wales Police deliberately covered-up a critical element of the case.
Lady Justice Macur reveals that Anglesea had “lied when first questioned under caution” about the alleged offence.
She notes:
“I regard the evidence that Gordon Anglesea had lied when first interviewed under caution about the allegation of indecent assault against an adult acquaintance of the family was relevant to the issue of his credibility.”
“Counsel to the Tribunal do not appear to have been made aware of this fact and would have been at a disadvantage in justifying their request for disclosure.”
“This information may have been significant in the Tribunal’s appraisal of his [Anglesea’s] credibility and would have been ‘fresh’ evidence to that which had been available in the libel trial.”
North Wales Police did not want this damaging piece of evidence to come out.
The force was covering up for Gordon Anglesea …


THE REVIEW also reveals that other important information was kept from the Tribunal.
Lady Justice Macur reveals the existence of an internal memo written by government law officers in May 1993.
This noted that “ … enquiries have also been made concerning Anglesea’s behaviour in other areas of his life.”
This revealed:
“One or two minor items of gossip concerning him have been reported to the investigating officers. For example … seen him at a local homosexual club … not been confirmed.”
These inquiries also included his “domestic life” which “also failed to reveal any indication at all of any homosexual inclinations on his part …”
THE JUDGE, who headed the four year £3 million Macur Review of the Waterhouse Tribunal, revealed an enormous amount of new information. Although much of it was critical of Tribunal chairman and fellow judge Sir Ronald Waterhouse she still decided there were no grounds to overturn his conclusions. Rebecca has challenged her verdict in two articles  — Bloody Whitewash and The £3m Whitewash.
This memo was never mentioned in any of the public hearings of the Tribunal.
Nor was the fact that it was common knowledge among police in Wrexham that Anglesea was having an affair with a young woman police constable (WPC) in the 1980s.
The Macur Review is also silent on this relationship.
The WPC made — but later withdrew — an allegation that Anglesea raped her during a night shift at Wrexham police headquarters.
Rebecca knows her name but is not revealing it — our investigation into this continues.
From 1979 Anglesea was in charge of the Bromfield division which covered outlying districts of Wrexham.
The WPC lived in this area and officers on patrol regularly saw Anglesea’s car outside her home.
The significance of this was to become clear in 1994 when Anglesea sued four media companies for libel.
They accused him of abusing three boys.
During the court case, Anglesea’s defence team portrayed him as a happily-married man.
Many North Wales Police officers will have known that this picture was false.
Yet these officers stood by and watched as the jury found for Anglesea by 10 votes to 2.
He walked away with £375,000 in damages.


THE REVISED version of the Macur Review is also silent about another example of North Wales Police protecting Anglesea.
At the time the Review was established, in 2012, a new police investigation was launched — Operation Pallial, carried by the National Crime Agency on behalf of North Wales Police.
There was an agreement between Operation Pallial and the Macur Review “governing how the two teams would work in tandem”.
FROM THE moment allegations of abuse surfaced about the police superintendent in the early 1990s, North Wales Police failed to investigate him properly. In the years that followed the force launched a sophisticated — and successful — operation to cover up its shortcomings. It wasn’t until an outside body — the newly-formed National Crime Agency — was called in that Anglesea was finally brought to book…
Photo: Trinity Mirror
This means the Macur Review should have been aware of a highly significant incident which took place in April 2002.
Two North Wales Police detectives interviewed a man in Liverpool’s Walton Prison who gave them information about an alleged abuser with a distinctive birthmark.
This man — who can’t be named for legal reasons — gave evidence when Anglesea stood trial in the autumn of 2016.
The jury found his evidence convincing and convicted Anglesea of indecently assaulting him in the 1980s.
Back in 2002, North Wales Police detectives interviewed this prisoner as part of Operation Angel, an investigation into further allegations against already convicted child abuser John Allen.
Internal North Wales Police records show the prisoner handed detectives a piece of paper with the names of three of the men he said had abused him.
The third name on the list consisted of a Christian name: “Gordon”.
The witness noted that “Gordon” was “prim and proper dressed, birthmark on face …”
There followed an exchange of emails which reveal senior officers were aware “Gordon” could well be Anglesea.
One of these emails talked of “keeping quiet”.
A decision was taken not to investigate further.
None of this was known until the National Crime Agency (NCA) began investigating Anglesea in 2012 as part of Operation Pallial.
The NCA were concerned about the way North Wales Police had dealt with this matter and made an official complaint to the force.
Only the two officers who interviewed the prisoner — a detective sergeant and a detective constable — were investigated.
When Anglesea was convicted last October, North Wales Police told Rebecca:
“We can confirm that North Wales Police Professional Standards Department have received a complaint as a result of Operation Pallial that is being investigated.”
North Wales Police have now told us the investigation was “finalised” in October 2016:
“ … there was no case to answer for the two officers; one of whom had retired some time ago.”


THE PROTECTION of Gordon Anglesea continued even after he started his 12 year prison sentence.
His conviction meant that his considerable police pension — perhaps as much as £25,000 a year, all fully funded by taxpayers — was potentially forfeit.
This decision was in the hands of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, retired police inspector Arfon Jones.
THE POLICE and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, Arfon Jones is a retired police officer who worked under Gordon Anglesea in the 1980s. He was a prosecution witness in Anglesea’s criminal trial in 2016. Anglesea claimed he rarely visited the Bryn Estyn children’s home but Arfon Jones told the court he often dropped his boss at the complex.
Photo: Police & Crime Commissioner’s Office
Under the Police Pensions Regulations 2015 a former police officer can be stripped of his pension if the offences were
“ … committed in connection with the [officer’s] service as a member of a police force and in respect of which the Secretary of State for the Home Department has issued a forfeiture certificate.”
After Anglesea’s conviction, Arfon Jones “concluded this was a case where the forfeiture of pension was appropriate.”
However, he had not applied to the Home Office for a forfeiture certificate by the time Anglesea died in prison on 15 December 2016.
After Anglesea’s death — but without consulting the Home Office — he decided that his widow Sandra should receive half of his pension.
Jones noted:
“There is no precedent in law to with-hold that 50 per cent especially as the beneficiary has not been convicted of any offence.”


NORTH WALES Police Commissioner Arfon Jones has declined to answer Rebecca questions about his role in the Gordon Anglesea affair. Jones, a former North Wales Police inspector, won’t say why he allowed Anglesea’s widow to keep half of his pension without consulting the Home Office. Nor will he explain why his damning testimony against Anglesea in last autumn’s trial did not feature in the hearings of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal in 1996-97. And he won’t say if he made a statement when North Wales Police originally investigated abuse allegations against Anglesea in the early 1990s …


The revised Macur Review can be found here.
Rebecca has published many articles about the North Wale Child Abuse Inquiry — see the Child Abuse and Gordon Anglesea pages for more details.
The paragraphs from the Macur Review which relate to this story are:
I am aware that an allegation of a relatively minor indecent assault was made against Gordon Anglesea by an adult acquaintance of his family prior to the commencement of the Tribunal hearings. It appears that Counsel to the Tribunal was informed that “the CPS had decided to take no further action in the case on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence to support criminal proceedings”, but apparently not of the fact that Gordon Anglesea had lied, on his own subsequent admission, when first interviewed under caution about the allegation. A note to the Chairman from Mr Gerard Elias QC and Mr Treverton-Jones indicates that, “we have requested sight of the NWP file in respect of the allegation of indecent assault …The NWP’s legal representatives are concerned that this allegation (of indecent assault upon an adult) is entirely irrelevant to the issues before the Tribunal. We believe that we should at least see the file, and unless you take a contrary view, we propose to insist upon its production to us.” However, a manuscript annotation reads “justification needed” and it does not appear that the matter was taken any further.7.19
I wrote to the present Chief Constable of the NWP [Mark Polin] on 15 May 2015 in relation to this non disclosure. The Chief Constable responded indicating that there is no material in the possession of the NWP to indicate why the file was not disclosed, but that it is possible that the file’s relevance to the issue of credibility was overlooked. Having looked into the matter, the Chief Constable noted that Gordon Anglesea had been interviewed during the course of the investigation into the indecent assault and an advice file submitted to the CPS, who decided to take no further action.7.31
I regard the evidence that Gordon Anglesea had lied when first interviewed under caution about the allegation of indecent assault against an adult acquaintance of the family was relevant to the issue of his credibility. Counsel to the Tribunal do not appear to have been made aware of this fact and would have been at a disadvantage in justifying their request for disclosure. It is likely that the NWP overlooked the issue of credibility in favour of considering whether the facts of the alleged offence constituted similar fact evidence. This information may have been significant in the Tribunal’s appraisal of his credibility and would have been ‘fresh’ evidence to that which had been available in the libel trial.

I have seen the further faxed memorandum from [name redacted] to the Legal Secretariat’s officials on 10 May 1993 dealing at greater length with issues of discrepancy and credibility. It concludes, “although not directly relevant, enquiries have also been made concerning Anglesea’s behaviour in other areas of his life. One or two minor items of gossip concerning him have been reported to the investigating officers. For example … seen him at a local homosexual club … not been confirmed … [enquiries into his] domestic life have also failed to reveal any indications at all of any homosexual inclinations on his part …” A background note briefing the AG [Attorney General] subsequently in July 1993 assessed Gordon Anglesea to be of heterosexual orientation.


© Rebecca 2017
Published: 12 December 2017