It’s becoming clearer, as each day passes, that something is very wrong with Operation Fernbridge.
The Met Police investigation into the notorious child-brothel, Elm Guest House, appears to be coming unstuck.
In the 1980’s, vulnerable boys were trafficked from local care homes to be abused at the Elm by VIP filth, including, amongst others, Cyril Smith MP and a Conservative Cabinet Minister.
Despite strong evidence being gathered by detectives, the CPS has, for some unknown reason, decided to drop key charges against some of the abuse suspects, causing extreme distress to the victims of abuse ( one of whom was helped by Princess Diana).
According to the Exaro News website:
” Prosecutors are to drop key charges brought under Scotland Yard’s ‘Operation Fernbridge’ against two men accused of child abuse.
Exaro has learnt from sources close to the investigation that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is set to announce the decision at a hearing at Southwark Crown Court in three weeks.
The decision is a blow to the Metropolitan Police Service’s paedophile unit, which is investigating historical allegations of sexual abuse of boys at Grafton Close children’s home in the London borough of Richmond, south-west London, at nearby Elm Guest House and other sites.
Detectives are understood to be furious with the CPS because it only decided in July to level the charges.
The CPS is understood to have changed its mind about prosecuting three out of 11 charges against John Stingemore, 71, who used to run the children’s home- including the most serious accusation that he faced”.
Quite why the CPS has suddenly dropped these charges has not been explained but things have taken an even darker turn with news that the owner of the Elm, Harry Kasir, has now been released without charge.
Jounalist David Hencke has more details on his blog:
” Harry Kasir, the co-owner of Elm Guest House in Barnes, south west London has been released without charge by the police.
A report in Exaro News today discloses that detectives at Operation Fernbridge released Mr Kasir who ran the guest house with his wife Carole and said to be the centre of a VIP paedophile ring between 1979 and 1983.
Investigations into Elm Guest House are still continuing by the police as are investigations into the now closed Grafton Close children’s home run by Richmond Council in south west London.
Kasir has refused to comment about what happened at Elm Guest House. He did not return calls seeking comment about the police decision to release him without charge.
Sources close to Operation Fernbridge told Exaro that detectives were hoping that Kasir would become a key witness. However, he refused to talk to them about his time as co-manager of Elm Guest House.
After a police raid on the guest house in 1982, the Kasirs were convicted at the Old Bailey of running a disorderly house – meaning a brothel – and fined £1,000 each. They were given nine-month prison sentences, suspended for two years.”
Why are the Met and CPS now backtracking on these charges and arrests?
Are dark and powerful forces conspiring, behind the scenes, to keep a lid on the horrors that took place at the Elm Guest House?
Is Operation Fernbridge slowly being sabotaged so the real truth about which VIP’s visited the brothel is never revealed?
Who stands to gain if Britain’s filthy secrets are hushed up forever?
British Intelligence Services?
We haven’t got a bloody clue.