On Friday 18 March Brian Pead was released from HMP Littlehey in Huntingdon, having spent a year there following being convicted for the fifth time last March and sentenced for a term of two years.
The latest offence was ‘Breach of a Restraining Order’ and those to be protected from Brian were his daughter and grandchildren to whom he had sent a Christmas card in 2014, having been banned from all further contact with them.
- The injunction related to the first of four earlier convictions, in 2009, for Incitement of a Child to engage in a Sex Act. The complainant child was allegedly 14 and had approached Brian on the internet but was found subsequently not to exist;
- The second conviction in 2013 was for Criminal Damage on a farm to a vehicle belonging to the local electricity company;
- The third in 2014 was for an alleged breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order;
- The fourth in 2015 was for Impersonating a Barrister;
- The fifth in 2015, Breach of Restraining Order is without substance or foundation as the party deemed to require him to be restrained from contacting her had never complained about him, had not provided a witness-statement and did not appear in court.
In the course of serving these 5 sentences Brian has been detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure in some 8 prisons, including HMPs Norwich, Peterborough, Belmarsh, High Down, High Point, Thameside and now Littlehey. In the summer of 2014 following the third conviction Brian was famously ‘ghosted’ back and forth 10 times from Thameside to 5 other prisons in the space of 12 weeks!
What has this unassuming and mild-mannered man done to warrant such extraordinarily draconian treatment, not to mention the expenditure by now of many hundreds of thousands of pounds of tax-payers’ money to keep him regularly re-convicted and incarcerated?
He has Blown the Whistle!
The object of Brian’s whistle-blowing is the systemic covering-up of paedophilia in the London Borough of Lambeth, on which he stumbled during his time as head of a Pupil Referral Unit in the borough, from which post he was sacked in 2008 following his dismissal of a female teacher whom he had suspected of grooming the children for procurement purposes on behalf of shadowy third parties.
What followed Brian’s sacking has been a catalogue of relentless persecution of him via the police and the courts, the like of which can only be believed by those already familiar with the ‘ways and means’ deployed by the law enforcement agencies to silence witnesses to institutional crimes against children. Brian’s 5 convictions leading to multiple arrests and imprisonments over the best part of a decade and the pains taken to ensure he remains powerless and silent paint a picture of an officialdom and body politic so desperate to conceal its own serial wrongdoing that no holds have been barred in the lying, fabrication of false evidence, bearing false witness and all manner of other misfeasance of which Brian has been the object.
Coincidentally, just as Brian emerges from his latest term of imprisonment at Littlehey Huntingdon, the Lambeth child-abuse issue is ripe to burst fully into public awareness as Mrs Justice Lowell Goddard, the Chair of the National Inquiry into historic child abuse is about to turn her attention to what went on at Shirley Oaks Children’s Home in Lambeth and some 4-5 other local homes:
- BBC News, 01 March 2016:
- Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse:
- Children in the Care of Lambeth Council
- Next steps for the investigation:
- The Inquiry will hold a preliminary hearing in relation to this investigation on Thursday 24 March 2016 at 10.30am in Court 73 of the Royal Courts of Justice, London. It will focus on deciding procedural matters relating to the Inquiry’s investigation into the extent of any institutional failures to protect children in the care of Lambeth Council.
- Preliminary hearings are generally open to the press and the public. There will be a small public gallery at each preliminary hearing and places allocated on a first come, first served basis. A number of spaces will also be reserved for the media.
- Although the Inquiry is not yet accepting evidence from individuals for this, and other, investigations at this stage, the Inquiry is encouraging all victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experience.
The Definition of Scope is here.
A Note with an agenda for the Preliminary Hearing is here.
Information about attending is here.