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by richardb
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: prison releases
Replies: 26
Views: 4745

Re: prison releases

I think it is actually OASys.

Shades of Little Britain. "Computer says ...."
by richardb
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 7027

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I suppose that in any industry a freemasonry develops in which people are unwilling to rat on a colleague with whom they may have become friends. The problems of trying to prove what they think they've seen or heard. Oi! headmaster! I believe that Mr Jones is spending suspiciously long hanging arou...
by richardb
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 7027

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

I know of only one case where somebody actually had a backbone and it wasn't a teacher. R F Salisbury, the Clerk of Christ's Hospital, was so outraged when he heard a teacher had been moved on, that he went over the heads of the Headmaster and Council of Almoners and reported that person to the Dep...
by richardb
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 73
Views: 7027

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

They shouldn't be allowed to call it "historical abuse" until they have PROVED it isn't still going on. The default assumption should be that it still is. No one currently or previously employed there has been able to give any substantial, concrete description of how safeguarding procedures have im...
by richardb
Fri May 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 1327

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

Different shopping regime in those days and the day really dragged from 5 pm when the shops closed. By then you have long since visited any shops you actually wanted to go to. Post A levels I remember James Bishop and I making a pilgrimage to London to watch a film only to egg each other on into wat...
by richardb
Sat May 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 1712

Re: R Rae

Companies House has a Robert Rae recorded as director for a 10 year period of a block of flats in Horsham.

The date of birth would make him 93 which sounds right.

There is no record of a Will in the last 5 years so it sounds as though he is still with us.
by richardb
Sat May 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Another Fitting Sentence !!
Replies: 13
Views: 4727

Re: Another Fitting Sentence !!

Were it not for Covid, I doubt he would have been bailed.
by richardb
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 55
Views: 6555

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

In the 1970s many of the meals incorporated " kesp" which was a textured vegetable protein used as a substitute for meat. What felt at times like the virtual disappearance of meat leaves me wondering whether the school was some sort of guinea pig fro kesp in the way that Dr Trevor Hoskins used the p...
by richardb
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: The silence of Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

Re: The silence of Elizabeth Cairncross

The 1960 Act was replaced by the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

The 2003 Act created a host of offences against youngsters. In addition section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 which made possession of indecent photographs of children an offence remains in force.
by richardb
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: The silence of Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

Re: The silence of Elizabeth Cairncross

The police didn't hand out a probation order: a court did. As the offence took place so long ago it is difficult to track down the sentencing powers available to the court at the time. But whatever the offence it is likely to have be replaced by the offence of Indecent conduct towards young child cr...
by richardb
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 2342

Re: RIP Tom Jeffers 1944-2020

Never ever heard a bad word about him. A genuinely decent man.
by richardb
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: prison releases
Replies: 26
Views: 4745

Re: prison releases

Webb won't.

Those in open prison are not particularly high risk.

So far as those in other prisons are concerned, I think they will release prisoners serving very short sentences who can be supervised for a short period in the community.
by richardb
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Another charge for Peter Webb.
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Another one charged Peter Webb, aged 77.

Beyond stating what the precise charges are, this subject has to go on lockdown.

I can say with 100% certainty that jurors do read the forum.

I am happy to discuss this by private message.
by richardb
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 5964

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Have I got this right but wasn't it parents and alumni of Eton and Queen's Club who appeared in the box as witnesses to attest to Karim's excellent character when he was up before the beak? Perhaps it's Eton as well as Christ's Hospital who can't see these people coming (fnurg fnurg). It was indeed...