This article was published in the News of the World 11 days after William Burns brought the Glenn Harrison factor into the public domain with his Petition PE652 to the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee on Thursday, 29 October 2003.

NEWS OF THE WORLD, November 9, 2003

Malcolm Rifkind

ABUSE PROBE
SCHOOL HAS LINKS TO DUNBLANE KILLER

Lord Cullen

By Marcello Mega

POLICE are probing claims that boys were sexually abused at a military school linked to Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton.

The allegations concern Stirlingshire's Queen Victoria School, which boasts Prince Philip as its patron.

They came from a former housemaster who says pupils were regularly preyed on by a vice ring of toffs.

The pervs - some of them major establishment names and close pals with Hamilton - allegedly picked up their victims in flash limos and dropped them off the next day, obviously distressed.  But, says Glenn Harrison, the military code at the Dunblane school meant the kids kept quiet about their ordeal.

The full horror emerged when some of the victims broke down and told him their sickening tales of sustained sexual abuse.  Glenn says one boy was so seriously assaulted in one overnight orgy that he later tried to kill himself.

His claims, now being investigated by Central Scotland cops, could embarrass the original inquiry led by Lord Cullen.

Scotland's top judge heard how 43-year old Hamilton killed 16 pupils and a teacher at Dunblane Primary in 1996.

Three witnesses told of the disgraced scoutmaster's links with the QVS, including organising camping trips for pupils.

But Glenn says he was never called to give his inside info - even though he'd approached the authorities several times.

In his written statement to the police, Glenn who now lives on the Shetland Isle of Unst, says: "My allegations were never investigated.  They never interviewed me.  I did not exist."

Campaigners say the original probe ignored the QVS's links with some of the biggest names in the Scottish judiciary.

Central CID said last night: "We will shortly decide what action is required."

[Eh?  When will that be boys?  When you stir from your perennial coma?  That was 8 November 2003; more than 10 years after Glenn Harrison made formal complaints to you about the abuse.  More recent revelations came to pass.]

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Prince Philip Patron Of QVS

Dunblane Massacre
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Emma Crozier
Kevin Hassell
Victoria Clydesdale
Ross Irvine
David Kerr
John Petrie
Hanna Scott
Joanna Ross
Sophie North
Emily Morton
Maegan Turner
Brett McKinnon
Abigail McLennan
Charlotte Dunn
Mhairi MacBeath
Melissa Currie
Gwen Hodson/Mayor - schoolteacher
List of the victims of the Dunblane Massacre
The stained glass window in St Blane's Church, Dunblane, which commemorates the victims of the 1996 Massacre
We know that the above victims were killed by Thomas Hamilton, but, although we may not care, we do not know for sure who killed Thomas Hamilton, and why that person was carrying a revolver at the time!
Dunblane Cover-up