Archive for March 8, 2012

Documentary series to go behind the scenes of West Midlands Police

SOME of the fascinating – and largely unseen – work of West Midlands Police will come under the spotlight from Monday, with the launch of a new BBC series taking a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the force.

Over the last five months award-winning film-makers Topical TV have been given unprecedented access to the work of officers, support staff and the many units and departments across the force.

Film crews have followed the work of departments including Air Operations, Forensics, Firearms, Collision Investigation, Public Protection and the Football Unit.

They have also captured footage of officers executing warrants for the non-payment of fines as part of Operation Crackown; the build up to Operation Pelkin, the force’s major security operation around the Lib Dem Party Conference in Birmingham; Walsall’s Operation Nominal, cracking down on vice-related activity in Walsall, and the investigation into the murder of 21-year-old university student Jay Sudra.

Screened to go out at 9.15am every day over two weeks from this Monday (12 March) ‘Crime and Punishment’ will be shown on BBC One, presented by Louise Minchin and Gethin Jones.

It forms part of the channel’s wider schedule of programmes to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, looking at how life in Britain has changed since the 1950s.

The series incorporates footage from both WMP and the prison service and will be presented ‘as live’, offering viewers an insight into life in the uniformed services and the type of work officers and staff undertake on a daily basis.

Topical TV, who are responsible for creating popular series such as City Hospital and Real Rescues, pioneered the use of ‘presented live’ documentaries in programmes such as City Hospital. Real Rescues regularly attracts a daily audience of 1.4 million.

Peter Hayton, Editor of Topical TV, said: “I defy anyone to watch this series and not be impressed with the way the police carry out their work in an increasingly complicated and difficult world.”

He said highlights including the tragic murder of Jay Sudra, who was stabbed as he walked home in Erdington, Birmingham. “This was an extraordinary anatomy of a crime, the way the police and family together dealt with it and the ingenious detective work that trapped the murderer.”

Other highlights included the professionalism of Firearms teams who respond to potentially life threatening incidents on a daily basis and the ‘amazing’ work of the Paedophile Unit, he added.


Former Council Leader Pleads Guilty To Sex offences Against Young Girl 35 years ago

  Pervert “Lord groomed a teenage girl for his own gratification”

The new Leader Adrian Hardman said “absolutely at the lower end of the scale

 Thirty years ago this never would have seen the light of day”

George Lord has admitted three counts of indecent assault which occurred between 1977 and 1979 on a girl aged between 14 and 15.

He had appeared at Birmingham Crown Court for a pre-trial review on the charges but changed his plea to guilty.

Judge Nigel Godsmark adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report to assess the risk Lord poses to women.

He was remanded in custody until the next hearing in April.

The former council leader resigned in November 2010 after allegations were made about inappropriate behaviour towards staff.

Det Insp Jon Wallis, of West Mercia Police, said: “While these two cases were separated by many years, in both George Lord has abused a position of authority.”

The force said that in the first case in the 1970s, Lord was a lay minister of a church who groomed a teenage girl for his own gratification.

In 2010, in his capacity as leader of Worcestershire County Council, he took advantage of a young woman in a junior position, the official added.

“We would like to reassure any other victims of similar offences that if they come forward, West Mercia Police will support them and pursue prosecutions wherever possible, regardless of when the offence took place,” Mr Wallis said.

Three Counts Of Indecent Assault

Worcestershire County Council said that when it told Lord of the allegations in November 2010, he resigned “a matter of days after the incident”.

Councillor Adrian Hardman, current leader of Worcestershire County Council, said: “I can reassure you that appropriate behaviour is expected of everyone at the council. No-one is exempt.”

David Elliott, from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: “George Lord used his positions of power and trust as a church minister and later as the leader of Worcestershire County Council to sexually abused vulnerable females.

No-one is exempt.”

“The victims should have been able to expect the highest levels of propriety and integrity from him, however, they were instead exploited for his own personal sexual gratification.”

He praised the courage of the woman who had come forward and reported to the police how Lord abused her 35 years ago.

Fall From Grace

It’s a dramatic fall from grace for Dr Lord who was also a Bromsgrove District councillor.

Lord first made headlines after it emerged he was getting over £70k  in allowances for his roles on Bromsgrove and WCC. But little did we know just what would emerge after the publicity he got for his expenses and allowances.

Hidden under the mask was a vile paedophile who groomed a teenage girl for his own gratification. Credit must be given to the brave people who came forward and reported the crimes that ended in his guilty plea Today.

The new Leader of Worcestershire County Council Councillor Adrian Hardman said in 2010 of the allegations made against George Lord

“absolutely at the lower end” of the scale.

He also remarked: “Thirty years ago this never would have seen the light of day”

Well you were wrong on both counts Adrian Hardman. The Councillor for Bredon claimed.

In the 2010/11 financial year Councillor Hardman raked in a total of £ 33,811.99 in allowances and expenses. 2,907.88 of it was in Travel/ Subsistence.

What happened to being a councillor to serve your community, that’s some miles you have claimed for Adrian.

He also got £4,200.00 for his role as a councillor on Wychavon District Council. and

2,708.60 from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority

£ 33,811.99 Worcestershire County Council

£2,708.60 Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority

£4,200 Wychavon District Council

 Local Government Association – General Assembly (Member)

West Mercia Supplies (Member)

 West Mercia Supplies (Member) WMS is a Purchasing Consortium owned by four member authorities – Herefordshire Council, Shropshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and Worcestershire County Council.

Declaration of Financial Interests can be found here

more will follow after sentencing on Tuesday April 3rd or Wednesday 4th as the court date is yet to be confirmed.

Robert Green – Hollie Demands Justice campaigner jailed for 12 months in Scotland.

Now read this link

A SEXUALLY repressed scientist who downloaded more than 15,000 indecent images of children has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Christopher Richardson, 64, of Corinthian Court in Alcester, pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to 12 charges of making indecent images of children.

He was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison suspended for two years, with two years supervision, and was ordered to take part in a sex offender programme and to pay £1,200 costs.

The Facebook group for supporters of Robert Green can be found here.

The Hollie Demands Justice campaign very much regrets the decision of the Sheriff Court in

Stonehaven to deprive Robert Green of his Liberty.

Despite breaches of Mr Green’s human rights and repeated irregularities in law and process by the

police, the legal profession and the court system since Robert Green was first arrested in February

2010, the Sheriff Court in Stonehaven, Sheriff Principle Edward Bowen saw fit to curtail his freedom, sentencing him to 1 year in jail (9 months for Breach of the Peace, 3 months for Breach of Bail conditions).

Robert has been a most robust and valued campaigner on behalf of Hollie Greig and her mother

Anne, in seeking justice for the wrongs inflicted upon Hollie, exposing the lack of a duty of care

from those in positions of trust, the perjury of Grampian Police and highlighting the nefarious

nature of the legal system and the Establishment in both Scotland and England.

Anne Greig said today:

Hollie and I would like to publicly thank Robert Green for his bravery, his tireless work and his dedication to Hollies cause,her search for justice. We consider ourselves most fortunate to have found such a man of principle to act and campaign on ourbehalf, whose selfless actions have taken him into conflict with those who would abuse their power and powerful connections to evade justice. Our disappointment with the legal system inScotland now knows no bounds.In our opinion Robert Green should be awarded a medal, not acriminal conviction.

It is our hope that Robert’s legal team will mount a speedy and energetic appeal on his behalf to release him from this enforced loss of his liberty that he most certainly does not deserve and we now state publicly that we will have fears for his well-being whilst in prison. We will hold responsible and accountable those who have seen fit to incarcerate him should any interference with his being or any harm befall him.I would like to thank all the wonderful people who havesupported Hollie, Robert and myself during this long and ongoingcampaign, especially those who have repeatedly made the long trip to Scotland regularly giving support to Robert during hismany hearings.Both Hollie and myself extend our heartfelt wishes, our thoughts and our prayers are with Robert today.from seeing the jailing of Robert as a setback, the Hollie Demands Justice campaign will be stepping up the pressure as Anne Greig will now vigorously move forward with her High Courtappeal and is currently discussing the timing of mounting a series of private prosecutions against those who have abused their positions of trust, many of whom have now perjuredthemselves in the courts and on the public record.

This campaign will not be silenced, it will move forward relentlessly until every possible avenue is

exhausted, no matter how long that takes. No stone will be left unturned until Justice is not just

done, but that justice is seen to be done.The Hollie Demands Justice campaign was founded in November 2007. The campaign website can be found at: Further details to the background of the campaign can be found in About Hollie at

The background to the Trial of Robert Green is well documented in coverage by Scottish Law and can be found HERE and further coverage of the conflict of interest of Sheriff Bowen, the Hollie Greig

a recent investigation into the knighthood of Angiolini , apparently recommended

by the Scottish Government.Further information can be requested by using the ‘Contact Us’ form on the campaign website

On a cold winter’s day on 12th February 2010, Robert Green, an Englishman from Warrington, Cheshire, was arrested for walking down a street in Aberdeen, Scotland, on his way to meet friends who were helping with his election campaign to become a member of parliament. A campaign which highlighted the abuse of Hollie Greig, a Downs Syndrome young woman raped in the first instance by her father from the age of 6. He then prostituted her to his paedophile cohorts who allegedly included Aberdeen Sheriff, Graham Buchanan.

Robert Green stood trial in a Stonehaven Court in Scotland on Monday, 16th January 2012 accused of breach of the peace. When he was arrested he was told he had broken an interdict (injunction). Paperwork proves the interdict was granted to Sheriff Buchanan on 11th February 2010. Unable to serve this interdict by Eclipse Services, Cheshire to Robert originally at home in Warrington, England (an interdict has to be given to the subject personally, wrongly they pushed it through the letterbox, later picked up by his son) on the 11th February. The police realised Robert had not been served their mistake after they arrested him.  The same interdict was removed by Grampian Police when they entered Robert’s home, whilst Robert was in custody. The interdict was then served on Robert whilst in custody at Queens Street Police Station, Aberdeen. It was thought at the time that it was the Scottish Crown Office who issued the interdict, but it in actuality, it was Sheriff Graham Buchanan. Robert Green as convicted in a de facto court. He was denied a trial by jury, denied the right to present his witnesses in court and sentenced to twelve months imprisonment. His crime: intending to hand out his campaign leaflet which highlighted the injustice to Anne and Hollie Greig and asking for a public enquiry.


1) Beginning with the death of Anne’s brother Roy Greig in 1997 in suspicious circumstances in a remote part of Aberdeen, Grampian Police claimed he had committed suicide by sitting in a burning car after suffering multiple fractures to his torso back and front – broken sternum, six broken ribs and multiple bruising. We are expected to believe these injuries were caused by attempts to resuscitate him. Anne has asked, how did the police determine it was suicide within a time frame of three and a half hours in the middle of the night? Exactly who decided it was suicide? There was no investigation. The authorities have refused to release the name of the officer on both counts and also the blood toxicology report.

2) In 2000, having been alerted to discrepancies in her late brother’s estate which took three years to complete with the added shock and embarrassment of finding that his funeral costs had not been paid, Anne began to make complaints to the Law Society about the solicitor who was also her husband’s friend. One evening, whilst she was photocopying documents, her husband, Denis Mackie, beat her severely, with the help of his son Greg. Anne miraculously escaped wearing only pyjamas and in her bare feet she ran from the family home into the night, seeking safety.

3) After Anne had fled her home in 2000, she went into a hostel. It was then that Hollie told her that Roy (Hollie’s uncle) had caught her father Denis Mackie raping her. Anne and Hollie then went to the police to report the crime in May 2000.

4) As months went on, Hollie came out with further names which included Sheriff Buchanan and a policeman Terry Major. She and her mother reported details of multiple rapes to Grampian Police on the 25th August 2000. Ten days later, ten people turned up at Anne’s and Hollie’s home and forcibly medicated Anne by injection, in response to a warrant issued by the police for the detention of Anne under the mental Health Act, her unlawful sectioning was instigated by Denis Mackie (her husband) and followed through using police powers.

5) The name of the Sheriff who signed that warrant has been withheld, despite written requests the name has never been established.

Hollie was not afforded any consideration or support for reporting the serious crime of rape. She suffered post-traumatic stress and night terrors due to seeing her mother physically taken away from her and forcefully sectioned (committed to a mental institution). All this on top of years of abuse from her father and brother, which resulted in intimate physical scarring, for which Hollie was awarded £13,500 by the Criminal Injuries Commission in damages.

Grampian Police allowed the spoliation of evidence resulting in no criminal charges being brought and no case to answer for her abusers. All the mattresses were taken from Anne’s home and disposed of in her absence by Denis Mackie – vital DNA was lost. Terry Major, former Metropolitan Police officer, (and one of Hollie’s alleged abusers), was at the time head of Forensics at Grampian Police, his wife, Sylvia Major, cousin to Denis Mackie.

Could it be said the police were protecting their own? It is alleged that questions were raised concerning Terry Major’s involvement in the Shirley McKie case; a policewoman who was falsely accused of murder because her fingerprints had been planted at the scene of a crime. The Chief Constable of Grampian Police at the time was Andrew Brown who was also involved in Hollie’s case. The Shirley McKie case also raised some very serious questions about the criminal justice system in Scotland.

Joining up the dots:

Anne was continually refused her common law right to enter the Aberdeen Sheriff Court to confront Denis Mackie and his friend Sheriff Buchanan who presided over their divorce proceedings. Instead, she was kept in the court café for eight hours comforting her daughter Hollie who, at the site of seeing her father, became extremely agitated and upset, having been reassured that she would not have to see her abusers. Hollie was prepared to testify under oath that her father, Denis Mackie and brother, Greg Mackie had continually raped and abused her since she was 6 years-old. Anne and Hollie were prohibited from entering the court, as was their expert witness Dr Eva Harding, a well-respected psychologist who interviewed Hollie over several days and wrote a report. This same report was never submitted by the police to the Procurator Fiscal’s Office when Elish Angiolini was at the helm and no investigation was ordered. Anne’s said her barrister at the time, Allison Sterling was extremely unhelpful she and Denis Mackie’s barrister, Morag B. Wise, conducted the business of divorce on the court landing area where Anne was not permitted to be involved. Anne said she complained about Sterling’s conduct to the Faculty of Advocates, who she said did absolutely nothing about her complaints which were very serious.

It is of great concern that Sheriff Buchanan has seemingly allowed himself to adjudicate in a case where he was clearly personally associated with one of the parties, Denis Mackie and with whom he shares the same solicitor Simpson and Marwick. This was clearly a prima facie case of a conflict of interest. The decision of the court should therefore have been to strike out. The situation was later brought to the attention of the Faculty of Advocates in a complaint by Anne Greig but was ignored. This is typical of Scotland where criminals go free, the just are imprisoned and freedom of speech is dead.

Hollie Greig and her mother Anne were denied justice by the Scottish Crown Prosecution Criminal Justice System. They are the victims and as such they should have been protected.

In fear of their lives, they eventually fled to England from Aberdeen in October 2005 with the assistance of Women’s Aid and the Downs Syndrome Association (DSA). It is interesting to note, the DSA supported Anne and Hollie in Aberdeen and England for a period of ten years until May 2010 when their Press Agent, John Smithies, was about to put out a press release in support of their case. John was called into the office of the Charity’s Director, Carol Boyes and instantly dismissed from work. The DSA have been instrumental in the current court action taken by Shropshire Council which is now in the High Court of Appeal. Hollie and Anne feel their lives have been violated by this action which is a breach of the public trust and No Secrets Policy of 2000 and the Carers’ Rights Act. Furthermore there is documentary evidence that Shropshire Council have repeatedly lied to the Information Commissioner about the break-in by police to Anne and Hollie’s home (which they trashed) on a missing persons mission, falsely asserting that Hollie was under the care of Shropshire Council, evidence now available proves otherwise.

Is this all an attempt to gag Hollie Greig, her mother Anne and Robert Green as it appears to be? It is an abuse of power to use the secret family courts to silence individuals.

Restricting a person’s right to free speech is one of the cruellest crimes that could be placed upon an individual who has been wronged. Why is there no support from the DSA for Hollie, as an innocent victim of despicable crimes? Is there a Common Purpose here? Who is Shropshire Council ultimately protecting? Certainly not Anne and Hollie. They should be forcing a public enquiry since Hollie received criminal injuries, her father was named as the main perpetrator, therefore he, at least, should be prosecuted.

If the alleged abusers in Hollie’s case thought Robert Green’s spoken and written words were slanderous or libellous, why have they not, individually, or collectively, taken out a private prosecution against Robert, Anne or Hollie? It would seem that the Scottish Crown, has enabled the alleged abusers to find a method of resolution, at no cost; allowing them to hide behind the judiciary, aiding and abetting a Sheriff who, seemingly had access to the public purse in pursuit of the arrest of Robert Green on a breach of the peace charge so that he could be silenced. A swifter, easier method of dealing with someone so vocal as Robert Green, rather than via a costly prosecution for liable, which could have been difficult. Libel actions are often heard by juries and applications are usually heard in the High Court, which compounds the uncertainty inherent in the litigation process.

Simpson and Marwick solicitors representing Sheriff Buchanan, wrote to Robert Green demanding £7,500 for expenses Buchanan incurred, which included: Arranging for surveillance of Robert and preparing a private interdict, with an attempt to serve it on 11th February 2010, then reissuing it and actually serving it whilst he was held in custody after he was arrested for breaking it! To see this document with invoices, please go to: look for the following image in the left side bar.

Buchanan’s list of expenses (page 4) states: Simpson and Marwick solicitors wrote to the Press & Journal in Aberdeen in 2009 on behalf of Sheriff Graham Buchanan. In a four-page letter they highlighted grave concerns regarding comments made in their front page article entitled “Downs Syndrome woman names paedophile ring, Hollie tells police she was abused by Sheriff.” Why did Simpson and Marwick not threaten to sue the Press & Journal for defamation?

It is alleged the former Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, used public funds when she employed Levy & McRae to try to silence The Firm Magazine and the UK Column after they printed Hollie’s story. Angiolini has refused to answer a Freedom of Information Request on this matter.

Note the Scottish Government’s participation in Robert Green’s arrest by providing information (Buchanan’s list of expenses, page 5), states: Simpson and Marwick “took instruction from Peter Watson of Levy & McRae on behalf of the Scottish Government.”


Greg Lance Watkins was the person who published the names of Hollies abusers on his website Stolenkids, without permission. Why was GLW not issued with an injunction? It was subsequently found he worked off a Government Service Internet network. GLW published the names of Hollies abusers on his website ‘Stolenkids’ without permission, his site also published photographs taken from Anne’s home during the police raid.

His site also published photographs taken from Anne’s home during the police raid instigated by Shropshire Council. A press release of June 2010 on Holliedemandsjustice site states “Both he (GLW) and Anna Raccoon, fellow blogger (real name Susanne Nundy nee Blackie), worked at the Court of Protection, see email address view “Links to Old Scholars’ Pages” Is this a coincidence? Also ex-employee of the Lord Provosts Dept.”

GLW first made contact with Robert Green in 2009 offering to build a website and be the webmaster, this was a pattern, he used to get involved with other cases relating to important issues such as the Magna Carter Society, Dunblane, Lockerbi etc. He further introduced Robert Green to a man called Robbie the Pict saying he was a mate who he supposedly met through blogging on websites about Lockerbie and Dunblane. Robbie suggested to Robert Green that he would help to distribute leaflets with the aid of his friends around a few areas of Aberdeen, including Ferryhill where the named abusers lived. Robert was not involved in this.

Robbie told Anne that he had previously lived in the Ferryhill area near Sylvia Major, (cousin of Denis Mackie), one of those named by Hollie. Robbie said he also knew Sylvia’s friend and neighbour Anne Royal and suggested Anne speak to her. Anne did not agree to this for very good reasons. Robbie also suggested Robert have a meeting with a Conservative Councillor friend of his, whom he said was also from the Ferryhill area. A meeting was arranged for the 12th February 2010, coincidentally the day of Robert’s arrest. This Councillor strangely and shockingly was listed as one of the sixty-one people who had been upset and were in fear of Robert’s actions. Ironically he had previously claimed he was supporting the Hollie Greig case.

Robbie said he would get Robert a lawyer, a man called George Mathers a friend of his for thirty years, he said Mathers would represent Robert at the first hearing after his arrest. Another twist in the story, Mathers let Robert down at the last minute leaving him without a lawyer. Robert had to go into court alone in camera charged with breach of the peace.


Having researched this story in-depth and read huge volumes of documents, we can confirm there is a paper trail that will ultimately expose and incriminate those behind the defamation and sectioning of Anne Greig as she tried in vain to get justice for her daughter and ultimately help prevent the abuse of other children.

Those of you reading this article and viewing the list of itemised expenses (available on claimed by Sheriff Graham Buchanan in the documents he provided, will be left in no doubt of his arrogance. By trying to claim the said costs he incurred for attempting to arrest and silence Robert Green, he actually has revealed his hand as being the major player behind Green’s arrest. As a learned man of the Scottish Legal UN-JUST System, he was perfectly placed. Who else amongst Hollie’s abusers would have the power and knowledge to carry out such a scheme and pull it off? But not quite good enough, the aforementioned documents clearly expose Buchanan’s scheming methods to silence Green rather than take the expensive path of a libel suite, with no guarantees of success and what’s more in front of a jury in a High Court. Instead he chose the simpler, more guaranteed method to conspire with his cohorts, to entrap and arrest Hollie’s champion once he was outside English jurisdiction and in the belly of Aberdeen, for his publicised election campaign, on the weekend of 12th February 2010.

It is obvious from Sheriff Buchanan’s own detailed admission through the itemised inventory and invoices issued in his name pertaining to the seeking of an interdict. Including interactions and communications with third parties, relating to the same, he was possibly the one who ordered the police to arrest of Green. It actually states on page 9, “…that police officers should be alerted and be fully there on…” Then by claiming Green had breached an interdict. When in fact, the police had arrested Green too soon – they had jumped the gun, the timing was amiss. The planned interdict had not been served on Robert Green at his home in Warrington as planned, eventually Buchanan was informed by the police and had to arrange to reissue the interdict for Robert to be served whilst he was actually in custody. This shows up in the itemised list and invoices.

Robert didn’t stand a chance with the weight of the Scottish Mafia against him coupled with his incompetent and submissive legal team who accepted a trial by Sheriff, he paid the ultimate price for putting his total trust in them. Sheriff Bowen, Buchanan’s friend and colleague of Elish Angiolini, carried out the dirty deed sentencing Robert for a ludicrous charge of breach of the peace. This leaves the following questions with now obvious answers.

How did Sheriff Buchanan KNOW Robert Green had been arrested as he left his B&B and was being held at Queen’s Street Police Station, Aberdeen? He was having Robert followed. This shows in the itemised billing.

Someone must have made the call to the police to have Robert arrested but who, or was it prearranged? Yes, it was prearranged it stated in the itemised billing (page 9), “…that police officers should be alerted and be fully there on…”

Robert had rights under the Representation of the Peoples Act 2000 to distribute campaign leaflets as he was campaiging to become an MP for Aberdeen at the time. With the bail conditions they imposed on Robert banning him from Aberdeen, it contravened his rights as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) preventing him from meeting or discussing election issues face to face with voters. It would appear that the bail conditions conflict with rights a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.

Sheriff Buchanan had to ensure Robert was served with the interdict so they could charge him. Once arrested the police realised he had no knowledge of the said interdict. Even though the law had been changed as a result of the Cadder Case, Robert was never allowed a lawyer whilst in custody. Cadder went to the European Court of Human Rights on the point of legal representation whilst held in custody hence the Law in Scotland was forced to change. Grampian police violated Robert’s Human Rights and Scottish law at this juncture. The police realising the interdict had not been served took his keys, travelled to England and went into his home, stole files and his computer taking with them the earlier interdict posted through the letterbox. They left no inventory, required by law. None of the items taken have been returned.

Simpson and Marwick state in the itemised list (page 6), Jan. 2010 “…my client (Buchanan) has been aware of the allegations for perhaps 4 months but up until now had elected not to commence proceedings although the electronic coverage was grossly offensive to him and did have some circulation, it was not having an immediate impact on his daily life and work he did not want to draw further media attention to the abusive comments and the most recent steps now make that passive response insufficient and accordingly he drafted the appropriate summons for signetting and serving …”

Didn’t seem to bother him for 4 months? Why did Sheriff Buchanan not want to draw further media attention? Answer: Perhaps he had something to hide?

Note: Elish Angolini (former Lord advocate), Frank Mullholland (present Lord Advocate), Sir Menzies Campbell CBE QC, Alex Salmond (First Minister), Owen Patterson (Anne’s disinterested MP) are all members of the Privy Council. Angiolini now works in the same stable (chambers) as Sir Menzies Campbell. Is it not surprising Robert’s appeal for help to Sir Menzies and Owen Patterson fell on deaf ears? Where do subjects of Her Majesty, Anne and Hollie, get their protection if not from Her Majesty’s Privy Council?

For twelve years a number of high profile and well paid “Public Servants” have had the power to intervene in this case and bring this injustice to an end by providing a public enquiry. Instead various quasi public servants from Anne’s GP, MP, the Downs Syndrome Association and last, but not least, Shropshire Social Services have sought inter alia methods to silence them, some people may be just pawns in a game they know little about, believing the party line they have been given, however there will be those who do know and are part of the conspiracy of silence.

At the end of Plato’s Republic, the voice of Destiny can be heard to say: “The blame is the chooser’s. In a free people, we are all choosers, those who speak out, and those who remain silent, those who stand and fight and those who run away.”