The first section contains Tom Minogue's letter
to the Officer in Charge of Central Scotland Police Family Unit,
Bannockburn Police Office, Stirling, regarding his formal complaint
about the physical and sexual abuse of pupils at Queen Victoria
School, Dunblane between 1989 and 1992.
94 Victoria Terr.
The Officer in Charge
Central Scotland Police Family Unit
Bannockburn Police Office
Monday 29th September 03
Dear Sir or Madam:
Formal complaint regarding the physical and
sexual abuse of pupils at Queen Victoria School Dunblane between
1989 and 1992. (Explanatory Note)
I would be obliged if you would accept the enclosed
dossier and two CD copies of same which detail allegations made
to me by an ex-housemaster of Queen Victoria School, Dunblane.
By way of explanation:
About the time I heard these allegations I was
invited by the Justice 2 Committee of the Scottish Parliament to
submit examples of cases where freemasonry had influenced court
proceedings and I researched the Dunblane Inquiry and cited it as
such an example.
In the course of my Dunblane
research I had became aware of allegations made by the ex-housemaster
on a website called “Eurorealist” which contained an
article entitled “Cullen Uncovered”. LINK
The article contained a letter from an unnamed person associated
with Queen Victoria School, which claimed that he had reported allegations
of abuse of boys at the school to the M.O.D. and that these allegations
had not been investigated properly.
The anonymous letter writer also claimed that
there was a link between paedophilia, freemasonry, and Thomas Hamilton
the mass murderer at the school.
I was interested in this claim, which had been
openly displayed for several years and an acquaintance of mine contacted
the ex-housemaster who I in turn contacted. The ex-housemaster
was called Glenn Harrison and lived in Unst, Shetland. I
exchanged telephone calls, e-mails, and letters with Glenn Harrison
before visiting him this year. The most disturbing aspect
of Glenn Harrison’s story was his account of young boys in
his charge being taken away for weekends with various people some
of who abused the boys.
I believe that the allegations made are truthful
and felt that I must make my concerns known to the authorities but
I did not think it appropriate to complain to the police as they
featured in Glenn Harrison’s complaint.
I decided to accept an offer made by a Commissioner
of the school, Lord Gill the Lord Justice Clerk to make my concerns
known to him. However, Lord Gill thought that the best people
to examine a claim of impropriety at the school in 1989 were the
same people who had been in charge of the school at the time of
the allegations and I found this unsatisfactory.
I advised Lord Gill that I would take my complaint
to the Solicitor General for Scotland Elish Angiolini who indicated
that the Family Unit of Central Scotland Police was the appropriate
body to deal with it. LINK
I would be obliged if you would consider investigating
the abuse of boys at Queen Victoria School.
I would of course be willing to provide any clarification
or help that is required in this regard.
Enclosures: 1 Bound dossier, 2 CD copies.
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