Monday, 31 January 2011

Leading Labour councillor quizzed by police over grooming child for sex

A Labour councillor with links to two members of the shadow cabinet has been arrested on suspicion of grooming a child for sex.

Scotland Yard detectives questioned John Friary, 51, last week before releasing him on bail pending further inquiries.

He has been sacked from his role as a cabinet member for community safety at Southwark council and has resigned as a councillor.

Sources have told the Evening Standard that Peter John, leader of the Southwark Labour Party, told councillors the alleged incident involved an underage girl and "child grooming offences".

Mr Friary, who is the governor of a Camberwell primary school and has campaigned with Harriet Harman and Tessa Jowell - both south London MPs and members of the shadow cabinet - is alleged to have made contact with the child over the internet.

He held several accounts on social networking sites including Facebook and Bebo, which have been taken down.

A source said: "This is absolutely shocking. No one in Southwark can believe it. Friary was a leading light in the local Labour Party - he is incredibly close to Harman and Jowell and was often seen out on the doorsteps helping them get elected."

Today a link from the official website of Ms Harman, deputy leader of Labour and shadow secretary of state for international development, to Friary's blog was removed.

A police spokesman said: "On 26 January a 51-year-old man was arrested by officers from the paedophile unit on suspicion of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. He was taken to a west London police station and bailed to return in March pending further inquiries."

Southwark council leader Mr John said: "As soon as I became aware of a police investigation, I immediately removed John Friary from his Cabinet position.

"The next day he resigned as councillor which was the right thing to do. The council is complying with all safeguarding procedures which need to be followed in situations such as these."


Hat tip Anonymous


Sir Henry Morgan said...

You've got to wonder about the police though - they were right on the ball when it's a case of a white man ... one girl only, and they caught him while he was still grooming without the actual progress to a sexual assault.

What if he'd been a mohammedan?

Just wondering is all.

Sir Henry Morgan said...

" cabinet member for community safety at Southwark council "

Hmmm - which 'community' is that then? Obviously not the community of young white kids.

Andyj said...

Whatever they accuse others of, is what they hate the most in themselves.

Checked out the old Fabians on youtube guys.
Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley (etc.) yet?

How the hell can Fabians accuse us of anything when they backed Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, euthanasia, sterilisation, ending people 'nicely' when they ceased to contribute to society (old people in UK homes come to mind), removal of personal freedoms and so forth..

Jack'd Ripp'd said...

I do weep at the degradation imposed on my beloved Southwark.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the hat tip,I considered it my civic duty.With quite a lot of his kind in positions of authority iceberg and tip spring to mind.
As for ragyeds and what they get up to,well it is now admitted by the establishment as we know,but long overdue.

Anonymous said...

You might want to take a look at the Loughborough Echo.
They are reporting that a Muslim Cleric has been found guilty of raping a boy in the mosque.

truthonly said...

Then there's Harmans relative, Lord Longford, who spent long hours alone with Myra Hindley, listening intently to how the children were abducted, raped, tortured and murdered, while he campaigned for her realease on
'compassionate' grounds.

Make no mistake, these bastards are not normal. They are monsters. Evil beyond the comprehension of the mugs who vote for them.