Monday, August 29, 2011

Human Rights Of A Dead Person

 The Equality and Human Rights Commission have challenged the refusal of Grampian Fire Service to produce the incident report into the death of Roy Greig, Hollie's uncle, in 1997. Peter Murray of the Fire Service had put forward the bizarre arguement that doing so would breach the dead man's human rights.

 Why on earth would they be so reluctant to release this report ?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Colin McKerracher Is Horrified

  I was alerted to a newspaper headline in which Colin McKerracher, Chief Constable of Grampian Police, declares he is "horrified". This seemed promising, so I read on.

 Was he horrified to realise that Grampian Police had failed to properly investigate the abuse allegations made by Hollie Greig ?

 Was he horrified to learn of the part Grampian Police played in the sectioning of Hollie's mother, Anne ?

 Was he horrified to discover some of the facts surrounding the suspicious death of Hollie's uncle, Roy ?

 Was he horrified that Grampian Police had arrested myself for Breach of the Peace for attempting to get Hollie's story heard ?

 In fact ,it is none of the above. Mr McKerracher is horrified at the prospect of a single police force in Scotland. Why is Mr McKerracher so vocal about this matter when he remains silent about the Hollie Greig case ?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

On The Edge - Thursday 25th August

  I will be interviewed by AlexG on the Controversial TV programme, "On The Edge", which will be broadcast live on Thursday 25th August at 8pm (UK Time) on Sky Channel 200. The programme will be repeated at 8pm on both Saturday 3rd September and Tuesday 6th September.

 I plan to disclose information about the Hollie Greig case which has not yet been made public, although I must stress that I have no intention of breaking my bail conditions.

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Trial Date

 Yesterday I attended Stonehaven Sheriff Court for the tenth time. My defence team argued that my trial should be delayed until after the verdicts are delivered in 2 other cases which may have a significant bearing on the interpretation of Human Rights law. I am pleased to be able to report that this was accepted by the Sheriff.

 The trial is now due to begin on November 14th and is expected to last at least 2 weeks.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Suspicious Deaths

  Yesterday the Press and Journal reported on the case of Kevin McLeod, who died in mysterious circumstances in the North of Scotland in 1997. His family are extremely unhappy about the police investigation into his death.

  1997 was also the year in which Roy Greig, Hollie's uncle, died in mysterious circumstances. The plot has thickened in recent months with the links to the murder committed by male nurse, Malcolm Webster, and the bizarre refusal of Grampian Fire Service to release reports as this would breach the deceased's human rights.

 It was reported that Sylvester Cadger, who received a bravery award for attempting to rescue Roy Greig, was assisted in his efforts by a nurse, whose name has never been revealed.

Car fire rescue man's award
29 September 1998
Evening Express
An offshore worker who risked his life in a vain bid to save a driver from a blazing car was today presented with a top bravery award. Father-of-six Sylvester Cadger from Belhelvie received a Royal Humane Society testimonial to his courage - and admitted he was still amazed to be given the honour.

"I just did my best and was very surprised to be receiving any award, it was the last thing I expected," said the modest 41-year-old today. Mr Cadger, who works on the Beryl Bravo platform 180-miles off Aberdeen, was driving on the Ellon-Aberdeen road late at night last November when he spotted the car on fire on a track close to the A90.

Finding the vehicle's engine compartment ablaze, he spotted a figure slumped in the car which was smoke-filled with parts of the interior smouldering. "The car became an inferno, but I had to get the driver out of there," said Mr Cadger.

Despite suffering burns, he dragged the man clear and desperately tried to revive him.

"He was not breathing, and I tried CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) for about 20 minutes, but there was no sign of life.

"I did all I could. I'm only sorry it wasn't enough to save the poor chap." A passing nurse joined Mr Cadger in attempting to revive the man, bar manager Robert Greig, 53, but he was found to be dead when taken to hospital by ambulance.

The Humane Society accolade was handed over at a meeting of Formartine area committee today by its chairperson councillor Alison McInnes, at an Ellon ceremony attended by Grampian Police Chief Constable Andrew Brown.

Monday, August 15, 2011


 In 1974, US President Richard Nixon was forced to resign from office in the wake of the Watergate affair. There was no suggestion that Nixon had any knowledge of the break-in to the office of his political opponents, but he was implicated in attempts to cover this matter up. Had Nixon simply held his hands up at an early stage and admitted that some of his subordinates had done wrong and would have to face the consequences of their actions then the Watergate affair would have been a storm in a teacup.

 In the Hollie Greig case, it is important to distinguish between the allegations of abuse, which Hollie said took place between 1986 and 2000, and the failure of various arms of the state to properly deal with the allegations and to protect a vulnerable person. These failures continue to this day and include:

~ Grampian Police failing to interview alleged abusers and fellow victims named by Hollie
~ Aberdeen City Council Social Work department organising the brutal sectioning of Anne Greig
~ Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police breaking into Anne and Hollie's home
~ My arrest for Breach of the Peace by plain clothes officers of Grampian Police and the subsequent imposition of draconian bail conditions requested by the Crown Office
~ The former Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, writing to various newspapers warning them not to publish the story

 Today, the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, finds himself in a similar position to Richard Nixon in the 1970's. He is aware of a scandal which, although he has no direct personal involvement in it, has the potential to cause his government huge embarrassment.

 Regrettably, Salmond has given no indication that he will take the only morally correct course of action and instigate a proper criminal investigation of Hollie's allegations and an enquiry into why so many arms of the state have actively sought to deny her justice.  

 Therefore, Salmond's own conduct and suitability for high office must be called into question and I have learned of an organisation which considers complaints against the First Minister. However my faith in the independence and integrity of this organisation took a blow when I learned today that they had appointed two former Lord Advocates as "advisers". They are Lord Fraser, whose role in the Lockerbie trial was highly controversial, and the "Dame of Shame" herself, Elish Angiolini. 

 Another example of rampant cronyism in Scottish public life.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Scotland Safer Than England ?

 In the front page headline in yesterday's "Scotsman" newspaper, Alex Salmond claimed that Scotland was a safer place than England.

 It appears to me that Scotland can only be described as "safe" if you are a paedophile as you can commit vile crimes without even being questioned by the police. Furthermore any person who attempts to bring these crimes to public attention can expect to be either forcibly sectioned or charged with breach of the peace and thrown into the cells.

 I also find it highly ironic that the justice system appears to be able to spring into action to deal with those accused of offences committed in the riots in English cities. What a contrast to the years, if not decades, which it takes to bring paedophiles to justice.

 I also note that David Cameron is vocal in his condemnation of the looters. Can we expect similar statements demanding tough action against paedophiles ?

 As the Crown Office believes that there is a "serious risk of civil unrest" if I enter Aberdeen, I am somewhat apprehensive that I may be held responsible for the rioting in Liverpool and Manchester, as I live within 20 miles of both cities.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"The Most Hated Family In America" Are Coming To Aberdeen

I have been informed that the Westboro Baptist Church plan to picket Queens Cross Church in Aberdeen on October 30th. Although the Westboro Baptist Church is an extremely controversial organisation, I will not deviate from my policy of refusing to comment on issues which are unrelated to the Hollie Greig case.

 However it has been pointed out to me, that it is somewhat ironic that this organisation are permiited to enter Aberdeen, whereas I am not, as the Crown Office maintains there would be "a serious risk of civil unrest" if I were to enter the city.

 The Westboro Baptist Church have prepared a flyer announcing their visit, the text of which is reproduced below. I am unaware of any moves by Grampian Police to make any arrests for "Breach of the Peace" in respect of this. 

IT’S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE SCOTLAND IS DOOMED! WBC will picket the Church of Scotland Ecumenical Autumn Conference, Friday, Oct. 28, Edinburgh, in warning: GOD WILL DROP-KICK YOUR LYING FALSE PROPHETS INTO HELL!
WBC will picket Queen’s Cross Church, Sunday, Oct. 30, Aberdeen, to warn you: BEWARE THE POWER OF THE DOG/FAG!
The Scotsman reports the Church of Scotland – the Kirk – has decided to "dialogue" about letting fags and dykes be preachers. What? Are you people crazy? And you let nasty practicing fags called Affirmation Scotland in the room to shape the question? Vomit-and-feces-coated dog "Rev." Scott Rennie, an open fag running a whorehouse masquerading as a church in Aberdeen, is large and in charge, telling the Kirk what doctrine to have about fags. Have you lost your mind? What part of "Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, it is abomination," (Lev. 18:22) don’t you understand? What part of "They who do such things are worthy of death" (Rom. 1:32) is unclear to you lying whore false prophets? No "same-sex relationships," you murdering merciless bastards! "Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him. Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them." Micah 3:5-6

Friday, August 5, 2011

Just Who Is Greg Lance-Watkins ?

Greg Lance-Watkins was introduced to myself in early 2009 as a person who would be able to assist in the Hollie Greig campaign by virtue of his media contacts and his past experience in dealing with cases of child abuse and miscarriages of justice. With his cut-glass accent and talk of being educated at Cambridge and Sandhurst, he cut an impressive figure and he proved a valuable member of the team in the early days. He ran the “Stolen Kids” blog, which was an invaluable repository of information, and his contacts helped to get the story of Hollie’s compensation payment into the “News Of The World”.

From day one, Watkins was not an easy person to get along with. Highly opinionated, he adopted a belligerent attitude and often tried to cajole me into helping in his other campaigns, which generally related to opposing the EU.  As he told myself and other members of the team that he was suffering from cancer, this earned him a degree of sympathy and we overlooked some of his more extreme behaviour.

When I stood in the 2010 General Election, we co-operated with UKIP and stories began to emerge about his relationship with that party. He had previously been a vocal UKIP supporter but after falling-out with them, he performed a 180 degree turn and criticised them at every opportunity, devoting a number of blogs to vitriolic abuse of prominent figures in the party. At around the same time, Anne Greig had lost faith in the “Stolen Kids” blog and, having decided that she could no longer tolerate Watkins’ obnoxious behaviour, he was effectively “sacked” from the campaign on April 30th 2010.

 In similar fashion to his volte-face with UKIP, he devoted the “Stolen Kids” blog to attacking Hollie’s campaign for justice. Rather than admit to being sacked he claimed to have suddenly realised that everything Anne and Hollie was saying was a pack of lies. From May to December 2010 Watkins’ spewed forth bile virtually on a daily basis and subjected myself and dozens of other Hollie supporters to torrents of abuse. I was various described as “a menace to the good function of society”, “a dangerous, irresponsible, criminal liar” and “a Snake Oil Salesman”.

 A handful of Hollie supporters struck back at Watkins and it was not difficult to expose him for what he really was. The claims of being educated at Cambridge and Sandhurst  were soon found to be false, and evidence emerged of a pattern of disturbed behaviour.

He applauds the murder of an elected politician.

He claims that Gordon Brown is a paedophile and that his wife was paid £140,000 to marry him (at 1.16.50 in the video link below).

One could easily dismiss Watkins as simply a deranged fantasist but there are reasons to believe that he may have sinister connections. Consider the following questions:

Why has Watkins never been arrested and charged when he has named alleged paedophiles on his blog ? This is the crux of the criminal charges against myself and the Crown Office consistently refuse to answer this question.

Following the raid on Anne and Hollie’s home in June 2010 how did Watkins come into the possession of family photographs which were removed by the police ?

How did Watkins know about certain statements which were made at my court appearance in January 2011 which were not made public ?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Suspicous Death Of Roy Greig: More Strange Developments

 Roy Greig, Hollie's uncle, was found dead in a burning car, just north of Aberdeen on 17th November 1997. The police and procurator fiscal judged that there were no suspicous circumstances.

 When Hollie later alleged that her uncle had witnessed an episode of abuse, Anne Greig's suspicions were aroused and she asked to be provided with a copy of her brother's post-mortem report.

 After a long struggle to obtain a copy of this report, one was finally released in December 2009. Anne was shocked to read that Roy suffered injuries which did not appear to be consistent with the official cause of death, which was smoke inhalation.

 When I was being interviewed by police in February 2010 I was questioned about my attempts to communicate with the pathologist who performed the post-mortem. This surprised me as it did not seem to have any connection with the offence which I was alleged to have committed. I took the opportunity to name a person I had reason to believe may have been responsible for Roy Greig's death.

 No action appears to have been taken in respect of this information I provided to the police and, furthermore, when I received a transcript of the interview there was no mention of the crucial section relating to Roy's death. I have asked the Chief Constable of Grampian Police as well as senior officials of the Crown Office for an explanation but none has been forthcoming.

 In my blog of May 19th, I detailed the similarities between the death of Claire Morris in 1994 and that of Roy Greig as well as some of the people who were involved in both cases. Earlier this year Claire Morris' husband, Malcolm Webster, was found guilty of her murder. Grampian Police did not regard her death as suspicous at the time.

 Anne Greig recently sent a Freedom of Information request to Grampian Fire and Rescue Service in an attempt to find out more about her brother's death. The response she received, from a Peter Murray, can only be described as surreal.

 Mr Murray states that he could not supply all of the information as "the deceased has a right to a private family life under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act."

 He goes on  to claim that "disclosure is likely to prejudice substantially, the effective conduct of public affairs ...and would likely have a significantly disruptive effect on the way in which Grampian Fire and Rescue Service conducts its business."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

BBC Documentary: An Abuse Of Trust

 I watched a BBC documentary last night which exposed the activities of a paedophile who "exploited his friendship with a prominent politician to get a job which he then used to gain access to vulnerable children abroad." Sadly, it has taken nearly 30 years for the full story to be broadcast.

 It is worth remembering that, in 2009, I co-operated with the BBC in the making of a documentary about the Hollie Greig case which was aborted at a late stage. As far as I am aware, the BBC has never broadcast any mention of Hollie's allegations nor of my forthcoming trial for Breach of the Peace.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hollie's Friends: Will They Step Up To The Plate ?

 The Scottish Sunday Express article referred to the Facebook page of "Hollie Demands Justice", which now has over 3,000 "friends", including Sarah Brown, wife of the former Prime Minister.  

 The newspaper also reported on the letters sent by English MP's, Andrew George and David Ruffley, to Frank Mulholland at the Crown Office. Both were fobbed off with the same standard reply as many other supporters have received, ie that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute anyone. Mulholland neglects to mention that the reason that there is insufficient evidence is because there was no police investigation worthy of the name. Had Grampian Police shown the same zeal in investigating allegations of paedophilia as they did in initiating the sectioning of Hollie's mother or arresting myself for Breach of the Peace then perhaps they would have found some evidence.

 The following elected representatives are Facebook friends of "Hollie Demands Justice".

David Burrowes MP for Enfield Southgate Con
James Dudderidge MP for Rochford and Southend East, Con
Barry Gardiner MP for Brent North Lab
Jeremy Hunt MP for South West Surrey, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Con
Tristram Hunt MP for Stoke Central Lab
Tessa Jowell MP for Dulwich and West Norwood Lab
Pauline Latham MP for Mid Dearbyshire Con
Andy Love MP for Edmonton, member of the Treasury select committee, Lab
Stephen Mosley MP for the City of Chester Con
Brooks Newmark MP for Braintree, Government Whip (Lord Commissioner HM Treasury) Con
Guy Oppermand MP for Hexham Con
Bridget Phillipson MP for Houghton and Sunderland South Lab
Chloe Smith MP for Norwich North, Govt Whip Con
Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood Con
Andrew Stephenson MP for Pendle Con
Graham Stuart MP for Beverley and Holderness, Con
Paul Uppal MP for Woverhampton South West Con
Peter Black Welsh Assembly Member for South West Wales Lib Dem
Jackson Carlaw MSP for West Scotland Con
Arlene McCarthy MEP for the North West of England Lab
Peter Skinner MEP for the South East Lab

 Which of them will show the moral courage to do the right thing and DEMAND that there is a proper investigation into Hollie's allegations and that those who have prevented this are held to account ?

 The public are watching.

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Background

 Some people may be wondering exactly who I am and how I came to be involved in Hollie Greig's campaign for justice.

   I am retired travel agent who now works part-time as a disc jockey at community and hospital radio stations near my home in Cheshire. I am divorced with two grown-up children and earlier this year I celebrated my 65th birthday. I am strictly an amateur investigator both in the sense that I have never had any form of training and also that I do not receive any payment for this work. My "career" as an investigator started by accident when I stumbled across serious corruption in the travel industry.

  In 2008, I first met with Stuart Usher, who ran the organisation "Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers" which was providing assistance to Anne Greig in her attempt to secure justice for her daughter, Hollie. Stuart asked me if I would take on their case and, after meeting with the two ladies, I was so impressed by their dignity and determination and so appalled by the injustice they had suffered that I had no hesitation in agreeing to do so. It is a sad indictment of our society that myself and Hollie's ever-growing band of supporters need to take it upon ourselves to fight for justice and to generate publicity. It is clear to me that the legal system is failing in it's moral duty to protect vulnerable victims and that the primary concern of politicians is to cover-up a potential scandal. Up until yesterday, I had considered that the mainstream media were failing in their duty to report a story of massive public interest but I am confident that the article in the "Scottish Sunday Express" will be the first of many.

 Although I hold views on many other subjects these are of no relevance to the Hollie Greig case, which is a single-issue campaign, and I have consistently urged supporters not to be distracted by side-issues and to simply tell as many people as possible the simple facts of the case. The facts speak for themselves and there is no need for exaggeration or speculation which could damage our credibility.