Tim Teeman, former editor of the National LGBT Pink Paper newspaper (former circulation 50,000+ copies/wk ) wrote of Lidbury in 1997 as:- “Malcolm is more than just an effective campaigner. He is also an extremely brave and forthright one. He is the most public face of homosexuality in the region. This is a tough position for anyone to hold. Not only must he face the prejudice of narrow minded heterosexuals, he must also combat fear and ignorance on the part of gays in Cornwall, who would prefer certain matters to remain private and not discussed.” Tim Teeman in 1997
In May 1994 Lidbury organized the first ever Gay PRIDE gathering in Cornwall, at the Op’s Room, Portreath attended by over 140 LGBT persons. An evening in support of the London PRIDE Trust. Attended by Teddy Witherington, London Pride Trust Director, Adam Jeanes London Pride Chair, & ‘Yvette’ of Love Muscle. This at a time when all institutions in Cornwall, like police, social services, councils, education dept. were vehemently openly homophobic & hostile towards gay persons.
In August 1994 Lidbury’s partner, Andrew Roger Smith was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The couple fought a public battle against institutional & public prejudice and discrimination. Their home subjected to dog excrement attack, graffiti, petrol through front door, they received hate mail and death threats, local youths ‘stoned’ Andrew, after he had gone blind as a result of an HIV/AIDS related symptomatic condition. This was reported to Cornwall police, police reaction
Police Quote "Your gay and have HIV/AIDS, what do you expect?"
Cornwall police did nothing to assist. The couple slept with pre-prepared petrol bombs on their window sill, least they needed to defend their home in which Andrew was blind & terminally ill.
The couple won an Ombudsman enquiry & compensation against Kerrier District Council for maladministration for failing to comply with housing benefit regulations to Andrew, who was gay & terminally ill.
In May 1995, Gay Times Magazine named Lidbury in the 200th celebratory edition as one of the top 200 gay people in Britain for contribution to gay community, equality & HIV/AIDS campaigning and awareness in Cornwall.
Influenced by homophobic police The Intercom Trust, Exeter has worked tirelessly to eradicate Lidbury (& even Cornwall’s famous artist Henry Scott Tuke) from Cornwall’s LGBT history
Lidbury organized the only gay rally in Cornwall on equalizing of the age of consent for homosexuals, which featured in the CH4 television documentary "Age of Dissent", produced by Will Parry, one of the young men who took Britain to European Courts over the age of consent, leading to the eventual equality of homosexual consent in the UK.
3rd Oct 1997, readership of the National LGBT newspaper Pink Paper voted Lidbury in the PINK LIST as No. 119 of the 500 people who had historically had the greatest influence upon gay life in Britain.
In Nov 1996, Lidbury whilst taking part in a live television studio debate as invited guest speaker on LGBT issues, he received on behalf of two Spanish gay men an apology on West-country television from the English Tourist Board, West-Country & Cornish tourist board for homophobic prejudicial breaches of the British tourist board ‘pink’ book of rules.
In 1997, following the HIV/AIDS related death of Andrew Roger Smith, Lidbury posthumously won on behalf of his former partner a public apology at an inquiry held at Truro Cornwall County Hall from Cornwall County Council for adverse treatment and failure to deliver statutory care to Andrew as an HIV/AIDS sufferer. Lidbury since Cornwall council denied Andy the right to be heard whilst he was still alive, had taken Andrews ashes into the Council Chambers for the purposes of the inquiry.
Lidbury was a founder member of the Cornwall & Isles of Scillies Health Authority Gay Men’s Health steering group and instrumental in creation of the Cornwall Gay Men’s Health Project in 1997. Now known as Healthy Gay Cornwall
In 1997 the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Health Authority took the attitude ALL gay men were potential criminals and put the Criminal Probation Service in charge of administering the Cornwall Gay Mens Health Project.
As a result this ostracized & excluded many informed gay men from the Cornwall gay health project, including Mr Lidbury who resigned in disgust at the treatment of all gay men as criminals by Cornwall Health Authority.
He has been subsequently barred (Al Green) from all access to gay health care via the Cornwall gay health project (Healthy Gay Cornwall) ever since. This still remains the case in 2015
Ironically, Lidbury was personally responsible for writing a damning and widely circulated report on HIV/AIDS:- "Implication for Cornwall" in 1996 which eventually had a profound effect on improving HIV/AIDS treatment, care & prevention in Cornwall for ‘men who have sex with men’.
Lidbury’s HIV/AIDS report was sponsored by the National Gay Business Assoc. The C.A.R.A Trust, The Life Benefits Resource Foundation, Ivan Massow Associates, Gay West Lesbian & Gay Society, Bristol, Body Positive Somerset, The Holistic Therapy Centre Plymouth, Cornwall AIDS Council, Truro City GU Clinic & The Sprocket HIV/AIDS Trust.
Lidbury attended in 1996 as an independent delegate at Health Authority conferences in Plymouth & Salisbury and he was instrumental in obtaining written confirmation from Stephen Dorel, Health Minister for the original increase in funding for HIV preventative project for gay men in Cornwall.
In Oct 1997, Lidbury made and won an Advertising Standards Authority complaint against a local business, ‘Trago Mills’. The Trago millionaire owner Mike Robinson had run adverts in local Cornish newspapers advocating “the castration of gay men”.
In 1997 following further harassment from Cornish authorities Lidbury attempted suicide, he withdrew from active contribution to gay equality and HIV/AIDS campaigning.
In 2004, the LGBT Intercom Trust asked Lidbury to assist with a forum on Cornwall LGBT community opinion of the Criminal Justice Service as part of research for the Lord Justice Kay award 2005.
The original location for the lgbt meeting was cancelled in part due to the conduct and actions of Helston police officer DC woods against Mr Lidbury. A police officer Lidbury had reprimanded for homophobic comments at Lidbury’s place of work.
Some valuable insight into Cornwall police thinking & homophobic attitudes against gay persons from 2004-07. DC Magnus Scott has much to answer for his instigation of abuses against gay people in Cornwall carried out by the Cornwall police
# When a gay employer enabled 16/17yr old student gay/bi employees to attend a GU Clinic in work time to receive professional sexual health advice & inoculations against Hepatitis due to risk in the workplace
…Cornwall police considered this to be an offence of ‘SEXUAL GROOMING”
# When a gay employer allowed 16/17yr old gay/bi student employees to watch a gay themed film on a rainy day, NB: The film was the 15 Certificate comedy, “The Birdcage”, starring Gene Hackman & Robin Williams.
...Cornwall police considered this to be “SEXUAL GROOMING”.
# When a 16yr old, an ‘out’ gay youth (S. Read) choose a ‘Secret Santa’ gift of a pair of Tesco Christmas underpants & a small rubber novelty willy key ring for his 17yr old bisexual closet boyfriend (D. Tressider).
...Cornwall Police considered this to be “SEXUAL GROOMING”.
# When a woman spread rumors (T. Tressider) that Lidbury had HIV/AIDS (he did not and had to prove it with a letter from the GU Clinic) & screamed homophobic abuse at him in the streets in front of a witness. Her son later confided that his mother conspired with another over a false allegation against a gay man.
Cornwall police (Inspector Bolt, previously of Helston) stated in 'writing' this was NOT (HOMOPHOBIC) harassment. (Established by IPCC)
This is merely the tip of the iceberg of reported but un-investigated homophobic police incidents against lgbt persons in Cornwall, UK. A protracted four-year period of conflict followed between Lidbury and the Cornwall police who raided his home in Nov 2004, arresting him & seizing his computer.
The initial four year vendetta & abuses by Cornwall police subsequently have continued unabated against Mr Lidbury
In 2004, Cornwall police attempted unsuccessfully to prosecute Lidbury for his perfectly legal homocentric Art.
No criminal charges resulted against Lidbury for later admitted by police false allegations made against him and police Criminal Forensics admitted both in an Independent Police Complaints Commission report & in Civil Crown Court in Sept 2006 there were NO ‘alleged’ illegal images on Lidburys computer.
However, Lidbury's various businesses were entirely destroyed by the police actions. This has never been addressed.
In 2006, Lidbury’s 74yr old pensioner mother was verbally abused by Cornwall police (abuser PC Alexander of Helston & colleague) when Mrs. Rita Lidbury went to give witness assistance to a gay youth being persecuted by police. The youth was already a witness against police for other formal complaints of police homophobic conduct made to the IPCC.
The youth was detained by police in a chapel coffee morning, he was subjected to a partial strip search, sworn at, and then forcibly taken by police to a retail outlet. The shop staff positively identified the youth WAS NOT the person who had stolen an item. Police then failed to give a stop and search form & failed to apologies to the youth or his pensioner landlady, Mrs Rita Lidbury. The reason police gave for targeting the gay youth was he had ‘Blue Hair’. This was stated as reason three times on ‘stop & search’ form eventually obtained from police having visited two police station& photo copy eventually sent by police by post.
This is the Cornwall authority & Cornwall police abused gay youth, Peter Midwood's own video which he co-created & produced on his own video channel on youtube.http://youtu.be/y44FLb-WHRk
It remains opinion of those involved in aiding the youth that police deliberately targeted the gay youth as he was a witness in formal IPCC complaint procedures against other Cornwall police officers, namely PC Tar& another abusive officer.
The person who was actually responsible for the theft later detained & was prosecuted by police. There has never been an apology from Cornwall police arrogance for the abusive intimidation & treatment by PC Alexander & the other police officer, neither to the innocent gay youth or his pensioner landlady.
However when the victim reported to the police it was a ‘homophobic assault’, police told the victim Mr P Lealand to: quote “Shut up, be quiet, you don’t want to say that”. This entirely contrary to the 'True Vision' police policy on dealing with a homophobic incident & CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) policy on homophobic incidents.
The police then allowed the assailants to leave the scene (the police actually helped the assailants into a taxi) despite Lidbury having positively identified them, the assailants, to police. Lidbury took the injured male to hospital for stitches & x-ray. Directly due to the hostile & prejudicial attitude of the police attending the scene, none of the other gay persons witness to the incident felt safe to come forward to Cornwall police.
Lidbury attended voluntarily the following day to the local Helston police station where he was threatened by police if he (Lidbury) pursued making a complaint regarding the incident, they (police) would prosecute the other gay victim. The gay youth previously abused & targeted by police was just one of the several witnesses who did not feel safe to come forward as a witness due to personal experiences of homophobic police in Cornwall.
Cornwall police have ALWAYS refused to identify the police officers responsible for this abuse.
The police intimidation regarding an alleged (false) rape allegation involving Mr Lealand was most successful in intimidating the victim of assault Mr Lealand into not proceeding against the Helston police officers concerned.
THE JUDGE WAS WRONG & HOMOPHOBIC in the opinion of ALL the many gay persons in the public gallery!
Public assistance given to a homeless Cornish gay youth (and by numerous members of the public, members of RNAS Cauldrose, Lidbury & Lidbury's 75yr old pensioner mother, who became the youths landlady from 2005 -2013 ) was described by the Judge as “Grossly Irresponsible”. This was in the total absence & complete refusal of any assistance to him as a gay homeless youth by any of the Cornish Authorities. Inc. Police, Youth Service, Social Service & Education Services
It was entirely ignored by the court that Cornwall police, Cornwall Social Services, Cornwall youth services & Cornwall education dept. had ALL been fully aware that the 15yr old youth had been living homeless & rough on the streets of Helston for 2 months as a 15yr old child. The authorities of Cornwall did absolutely NOTHING to help the homeless gay youth! This sort of homophobic abuse is accepted norm by the Cornish authorities and abusive Cornwall police officers like those Lidbury has repeatedly identified& why Lidbury when asked, stepped in to assist.
Cornwall Social Services failed entirely to meet a single one of their own objectives they set themselves at his case conference, adding to abuse the youth had already suffered in his the youth’s own family home & homophobic environment of Helston school. Jim Walters, a Cornwall Social Worker attempted to blackmail the gay youth. (This was tape recorded by Mrs Lidbury’s tenant Mr JC Smith)
Members of the Lidbury household continued to be relentlessly targeted & intimidated by Cornwall police.
Despite Lidbury reporting to Cornwall police:-
. Attempted blackmail
. Theft from the property
. Car damage
. Threats of physical assault & violence
Cornwall police DID & DO NOTHING due to involvement & role of their own police officers in instigating these offences & crimes against members of the Lidbury household
August 2006, Lidbury was again violently assaulted. The entire assault captured on CCTV, however, once again none of the four other gay witnesses present felt confident in involving Cornwall’s well-known & renowned amongst informed LGBT person’s the homophobic police force.
Lidbury’s complaint of police misconduct lead to two separate Independent Police Complaints Commission 'partial' investigations 2004/2006 resulting in numerous recommendations being made to Devon & Cornwall Constabulary of needed improvement of public service. Lidbury also raised his having reported being a child abuse victim in 2004, it was disregarded by the Independent Police Complaints Commission…and has repeatedly & continued to be ignored in subsequent communications up to 2015
1. A Cornwall police officer lied about a (non-existent) signature in a pocket book. Abuser in the company of PC Tar (Camborne)
2. Police failed to provide (withheld) legal court documentation. Abuse by PC Tar of Camborne
3. Police failed to return a computer after it had been cleared by police forensics (police kept it for weeks in a lock up garage or similar) abuse by DC Anning
4. Police did make un-logged (not recorded by police) visits to the family home (these were most intimidating to Lidbury’s elderly mother) abuse by PC Tar& another, also DC Crowe & DS Beckerlegge
5. Kept a gay person on a computer as a suspect AFTER the case had been NFA'd (no further action) abuse by DC Anning
6. Failed to provide food for over 7 hours whilst a suspect was in custody. Abuse by Camborne custody officers
7. Failed to inform a gay suspect weeks after a case had been finalized that there was no further action. Abuse by DC Anning again
8. there was no means to follow received mail into Exeter Middlemore police HQ within the internal system of the police headquarters, therefore no quality control by police on delivery of service
However the IPCC despite the ESTABLISHED above police abuses admit in their initial report they did not (bother) to interview fourteen witnesses regarding a catalogue of other complaints made!
These are further complaints regarding Cornwall police conduct the IPCC choose NOT to investigate and still remain buried to the utter frustration and angst of the gay victims of Cornwall police continuing homophobic abuses:-
1. Failure of ‘Duty of Care’ to a homeless 15yr old teenage gay youth (UNIVESTIGATED) abuse by PC Treloar & PC Fuller of Helston
2. Attempted blackmail of a teenage gay youth (UNINVESTIGATED) abuse by DC Scott of Camborne
3. Abuse of a gay teenager in a strip search & botched ‘Stop & Search’ (UNIVESTIGATED) abuse by PC Alexander & another police officer
4. Seizing of a computer leading to destruction of a gay businesses (UNIVESTIGATED) abuse DC Anning & senior officers
5. Failure to follow ‘TRUE VISION’ & CPS definition of ‘Homophobic Incident’ following serious physical assault of two gay/bi persons (UNIVESTIGATED) abuse by Three Helston Police Officers
6. Refusal to take statements from Gay/Bi witnesses (UNIVESTIGATED) abuse by Sgt. Rowe of Helston
7. Perjury by a police officer in Crown Court (UNINVESTIGATED) abuse by DC Scott of Camborne
8. Further un-logged visits by police officers to further intimidate complaint-ents against the police (UNIVESTIGATED) abuse by DC Crowe & DS Beckerlegge
9. Refusal of a police Sgt. to take a witness statement from an adult gay eyewitness (a founding member of Cornwall's lesbian women's publication OUTBACK was witness to this police refusal) (UNINVESTIGATED) abuse by Sgt Rowe of Helston
10. Only an 'out' gay person was arrested out of a group of people equally taking part in lawful activity (No charges were made against the gay person. (UNINVESTIGATED) abuse by DC Parker who also ignored text msgs from the false accuser ADMITTING it was a false allegation against the gay man & failed to return lawful belongings seized by police
But that's merely the tip of the corrupt, dishonest & homophobic attitudes& practices still to this day common place within the Cornwall police force.
The appointment of three new diversity police officers to the Cornwall police force was an immediate effect of the IPCC partially investigated catalogue of Lidbury’s complaints made against the Cornwall police 2004/06.
In August 2007, Cornwall Police once again arrested Lidbury, just days prior to the Cornwall PRIDE Beach Day. Lidbury was ‘Chair' of the 2007 Cornwall Gay LGBT PRIDE Beach day and the LGBT gathering was put in serious jeopardy of cancellation, contrary to the false & misleading disinformation put out by a Cornwall police diversity officer PC Arron Piper in the media.
Although successfully attended by over 140 people at the 2007 Cornwall Gay PRIDE Beach Day at Hayle beach, the steering group, comprising of gay men, gay women & gay youth disbanded after the 2007 PRIDE event out of fear of further Cornwall police reprisals.
After months on bail, NO criminal charges, NO criminal prosecution & NO conviction resulted towards Lidbury.
However, during the prolonged period of bail Lidbury attempted suicide due directly& specifically to Cornwall police relentless misconduct & prolonged homophobic abuses. Lidbury was subjected to repeated vehicle stops & un-logged police visits felt to be intended to harass & continue to violate his life as an 'out' gay man and those lives of other residents in his home. (Similar common police abusive practice used in racist conduct by police against the Stephen Lawrence family, who police investigated the family for having made complaints against police for their bungled investigation into murder of Stephen Lawrence) Revelations about undercover police conduct (2013) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Stephen_Lawrence
Plus Police (abuse by DC Parker) choose to ignore: -
1. There were several eyewitnesses as to the falsehood of the allegation made against Lidbury
2. There was physical evidence ignored by police
3. There were TEXT messages from the false accuser ADMITTING it was a false allegation!
Only Lidbury, an 'OUT' gay male, targeted & initially arrested by police, out of a group of several people all taking part equally in lawful activity. Such is the homophobic practices of Cornwall police.
It is believed the police did not prosecute the false accuser, J Prior, as it would have raised serious issues regarding Cornwall police homophobic attitudes& practices AGAINST gay persons!
In 2007: - Lidbury was subjected to an attempted extortion & blackmail attempt by M Pascoe. This was immediately reported to Cornwall police. However, Cornwall police (Sgt. Rowe of Helston) refused to interview a gay direct eye-witness present and dropped the investigation. Despite fresh complaints reported to various authorities, these further complaints along with many other previous complaints against Cornwall police have not been investigated!
There is some evidence to suggest that Cornwall police themselves (DC Parker) may have instigated the attempted blackmail against Lidbury.
Sgt. Rowe by his own admission in front of a witness later targeted Lidbury, because Rowe “recognized Lidbury as a gay man who had made complaints against police”. Such is the police abuse culture which is still protected within the Cornwall police force.
Lidbury self-published three autobiographical book memoirs in 2007.
Mr Hopkins Legacy: - His own childhood sexual abuse when Lidbury was 6yrs old.
NO Carrots in My Pasty: - HIV/AIDS in Cornwall.
A NO GAY ZONE: - Cornwall Police and other Homophobia?
NB: In 2006 Police also vindictively used in civil court counselling against Lidbury, therapy drawings Lidbury drew for counselling in 1988, drawn prior to his ‘coming out’ as a gay man. The drawings related DIRECTLY to Lidbury having been ‘raped & abused’ as a child (1966). In 2006 Police deliberately misrepresented & used these counselling therapy drawings by Lidbury of him as a child rape survivor, in civil court action brought by Acting Chief Constable Nigel Arnold in a bid to discredit & silence Lidbury as an outspoken gay adult & child rape survivor.
In Dec 2007:- Lidbury was voted 3rd in 'Queerwest' 'Person of Gay Influence in the Southwest'. An online lgbt news publication run by Editor Craig Denney.
In June 2008:- Lidbury was contacted by the National Audit Office to give witness evidence for an investigation regarding the effectiveness of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Lidbury believes that gay people (& CSA survivors) should consider very carefully before making a formal complaint against the police to the IPCC. (Independent Police Complaints Commission)
"In our experience an already victimized gay person can find themselves further abused & violated by the ineffectiveness and bias of the IPCC towards & in favor of the police and further intimidated and victimized by the police. That is our experience".
Said Lidbury in 2007 (and still remains his opinion through bitter experience 2015)
In June 2008:- Lidbury submitted evidence to a Human Rights Enquiry into institutional breaches of Human Rights.
This included his personal blog http://www.pinkpasty.blogspot.com/ which raises awareness of the continuing widespread problem & numerous instances of continuing institutional homophobic attitudes & practices against gay persons in Cornwall, UK. NB:- A later court gagging order forced removal of many postings from Lidbury’s blog about police homophobia & misconduct (inc. Lidbury having been a Child Sexual Abuse victim & its reporting to Devon & Cornwall police)
This was the 2nd time Cornwall police had tried intimidation to cover up their abuses by threatening legal action against Lidbury for making public, his and other Cornwall gay persons experiences of homophobia carried out by the Cornwall police force. (& of child rape covered up by police)
In 2008:- It was made clear that Lidbury & other gay persons who had made complaint of police homophobic conduct & practices were NOT welcome by subsequent Chairs & committee of Cornwall gay 'pride' at the event, in which Cornwall police were taking a very active influence.
2008: There were four known gay male suicides in Cornwall this year. Cornwall police even tried to prosecute the corpse of one gay male suicide victim...twenty days after he the victim had already taken his own life after being arrested by Cornwall police.
Year leading up to March 2008:- A request under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that there were over 1,200+ official complaints made AGAINST Devon & Cornwall Constabulary in that year. The 3rd highest of the 42 police forces in the UK.
Disgustingly, almost 25% of theses OFFICIAL complaints not investigated, or were buried or never finalized by the Devon & Cornwall police. Many of these complaints from LGBT persons. Further indication of the depth & level of continuing corruption & homophobic attitudes within Devon & Cornwall Constabulary under the command of Chief Constable Steven Otter.
January 2009:- Over 1 MILLION views had been made of Lidbury's videos on Youtube raising awareness of continuing problem of harbored & protected homophobic attitudes & practices still prevalent within the Cornwall authorities: in particular the HOMOPHOBIC Cornwall police force. (2015: This figure now stands at over 3.5 million video views & would have exceeded 4 million had some videos not been forcibly removed as a result of a court gagging order in part to cover up evidence of the 6hr video tape given to police in 2010: RE; child rape & police homophobia)
Jan 2009:- Lidbury received a letter of thanks from Dame Nuala O'Loan DBE, chair of the British Equality & Human Rights Commission, for Lidbury's written & verbal evidence provided to the UK government’s enquiry into Human Rights in 2008.
Most of Lidbury's evidence & testimony given in more than five hour interview with the Criminal Research Dept. Kings College consisted of lists of abusive conduct, practices & attitudes from within the authorities of Cornwall, UK against gay people.
In particular, homophobic abuses & abusive attitudes & practices carried out from within Cornwall Police & Cornwall County Council.
"Forget hoodie wearing youth, the single most likely person to intimidate, traumatize, violate, abuse and homophobically adversely affect the life of a gay person in Cornwall
...is still likely to be a Cornwall police officer".
2010 Devon & Cornwall police decided because of his complaints against them, to have Lidbury assessed as being mentally ill (DC Stone & DS Jago), with a view to having Lidbury sectioned. Police had already publicly labelled Lidbury as a vexatious complain tent for his complaints about police homophobia & historic child rape
Under police duress twice Lidbury agreed to be assessed by a Consultant Clinical Forensic Physiologist (Who police appointed) and the two forensic reports are submit-table as forensic evidence in a court
In 2010 much of the renewed internet hate campaign against Lidbury came from some members of Cornwall Pride committee& their supporters (several internet items showing the hate campaign by then Cornwall Pride committee members were later submitted in a civil court gagging order case by Lidbury as defense evidence). Lidbury already banned from Cornwall Pride (because of the police misfeasance hate campaign) had queried his being banned from Cornwall Pride, but as the then Cornwall Pride treasurer whom Lidbury knew via Tax fraud investigators he had contacted. Pearce had been arrested & charged with multiple criminal offences of fraud, but was still in post as the Pride treasurer?
Denials of the accountant Simon Pearce of St. Austell (who was also Cornwall Pride treasurer) being arrested & having been charged spewed out in hate& bile from some committee members (& others) of Cornwall Pride in a voracious hate campaign targeted against Lidbury as a gay whistleblower. Even in 2013 Lidbury was shown texts circulated denying there was any charges against the accountant (& treasurer of Cornwall Pride) & no court case. Cornwall pride committee were in complete utter denial & relentlessly attacked Lidbury.
St Austell, England
Between £2,000,000 and £10,000,000
A case of a tax agent operating a Self-Assessment fraud. He submitted fraudulent returns in respect of 1,000 clients' accounts, then diverted the tax refunds into his own account, in lieu of payments. The total amount of fraud was between £2 million and £10 million. He received total sentences of 89 years for 256 offences and will serve 7 years as the sentences are concurrent.
Previously in 2007 Devon & Cornwall police sent back the information Re: ‘historic child rape’ Hopkins Legacy - saying it was not their (police) job.
Police legal department threatened legal action unless information removed from internet (including Lidbury having been raped as a child)
Raised again repeatedly with numerous Cornwall police officers encountered (always belittled & ignored)
So why were Devon & Cornwall police not interested in Mr Hopkins the teacher child rapist (& his accomplices)?
Was it he was a Freemason? (He certainly had Masonic books which Lidbury remembers when as a child) ...or was it Hopkins clergy & police officer child rapist accomplices?
2012 with the appointment of police crime commissioners Lidbury thought he'd try raising the historic child rape he experienced at 6-10yrs old again & homophobic police misconduct with Tony Hogg Police Crime Commissioner. What a waste of space, like many Conservatives, Hogg seems far more interested in covering up police crime & corruption than eradicating it.
Tony Hogg PCC ignored multiple correspondence & even blocked Lidbury on internet. There is NO shadow of doubt in Lidbury’s mind Tony Hogg Police Crime Commissioner has compounded & aided in covering up of police homophobia, misconduct, criminality & historic child rape,…. as has Lidbury’s Lib Dem Mp Andrew George & Devon & Cornwall Police Crime Panel!
Not one to be put off...but finally completely exasperated at the endemic dishonesty, homophobic attitudes & corruption within Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, HMIC, IPCC & DC-PCC office Lidbury tried an entirely different police force.
In just ONE WEEK 2013, I’ll say that again for the hard of reading….In one week from being contacted Essex police informed Lidbury they had found information regarding one of the child rapists Lidbury had been identifying to Devon & Cornwall police for decades but had always been ignored by EVERY corrupt Devon & Cornwall Police officer Lidbury EVER encountered!!!!!!
Essex police confirmed by email that not only had the teacher (Hopkins) who Lidbury had been identifying by name, address & profession for decades to Cornwall police (but had been ignored & ridiculed by EVERY SINGLE ONE of the corrupt dishonest officers ever encountered in this vile Cornwall police force& HMIC, & by the Police Crime Commissioner Office & the IPCC , etc. etc.) as the person who raped Lidbury as a 6yr old child....but that Hopkins had been convicted of sexual abuse of six other children under the age of sixteen.
Lidbury pressed further since he was still in contact with another of Hopkins victims (who also named yet another victim) NONE of which of these further child abuse victims were covered by the periods of arrest & conviction Hopkins was sentenced for!
Lidbury also mentioned to Essex police Hopkins being a Freemason & having accomplice Clergy & police officer child rapist associates!
Further investigation was dropped by police faster than a rocket (Devon& Cornwall police also stuck their oar in)
However Lidbury now in his fifties..... had finally received written police acknowledgement (To that which homophobic Devon & Cornwall police have ALWAYS tried to cover up) of Lidbury having been multiply raped & sodermised when he was a child from the age of six through to age ten.
Now why would Devon & Cornwall Constabulary try so hard to cover up for decade’s historic sexual abuse?
The answer very clear...because it seems EVERY Devon & Cornwall police officer (at least ALL those Lidbury has EVER encountered) like to ignore *& willing to collaborate for decades in CHILD RAPE & ABUSE which involves their own police kind! There is a root & branch failure throughout police from HMIC, ACPO, Chief Constables down to PCSO’s ‘Tesco value hobby bobbies’ to investigate complaints against police with even a modicum or pretense of professional honesty or integrity http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...bryant-2341683
NB: Note it was Devon & Cornwall police
...and then this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26286940#?
The denials by Devon & Cornwall police to PC Bryants child abuse victims are the same crock of blatant police dishonesty & lies which Lidbury had been repeatedly spun by every corrupt Devon & Cornwall Constabulary PSD, police legal dept & multiple senior & rank others throughout the Devon & Cornwall police force ever communicated with. This includes numerous correspondence by post & email to various chief constables of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. Maria Wallace, Nigel Arnold & Stephen Otter. ALL have collaborated by at least failure of duty of care or at worst collaboration misconduct in covering up CHILD RAPE & POLICE HOMOPHOBIA
The corrupt police rot & decomposition goes to the very heart of the Devon& Cornwall Chief Constables Office right through Exeter Middlemore & down through their COG, PSD, BCU, CID, Equality & Diversity Unit, Camborne& Helston police stations, through every rank & file