This blog mainly covers and archives some of the material surrounding the Hollie Greig case, and explores my own, properly researched position as a legitimate media professional who has spent over five years actually working to get to the truth of it... It's main purpose is to act as a public record of my position on the case. It's not a discussion forum, I'm not here to entertain or give the oxygen of publicity to nutters... You don't like them apples? - I don't care.

If you have relevant information to provide, email it! If you have something rational to say I'll read, consider and may even respond... Possibly directly, perhaps here through the blog.

On the other hand - If you're a headcase your email will be deleted by an office junior and your address blocked - I don't suffer fools at all. Abusive rubbish is passed straight to the Police.

Unlike others, this blog is not purposed to distract attention away from the Hollie Grieg case or obfuscate the issues surrounding child sexual abuse generally... Nor am I here to promote vapid conspiracy theories! - I'm not begging for cash, there is no mechanism for you to donate money to me. There are no books or DVDs you can buy from me on the Hollie Greig case... Or for that matter any similar case...

In short, your approval of me or what I write is of no relevance or interest to me... I don't require your attention, I don't want your money and I have nothing - except reality - to promote here.

My only interest is in the truth of the case, and that does seem to scare certain people - mainly criminals and perverts - out of their wits... What have they got to hide?

Monday, 2 November 2015

23. How many others?


There can be few greater joys in life for a man than to have his loving family about him… I counted my blessings as I sat last night in my living-room with my wife of 23 years, and our nineteen year old daughter contentedly watching television with the cat on her lap… A happy, healthy young woman who has grown up in a stable home with supportive parents that worked hard to keep her at a good school… As usual I ran her to her place at one of Scotland's top universities today. Hail and hearty; she's had a sheltered upbringing and I hope she never has to deal with many of the world's horrors. 


Mark McGivern has ascribed the names 'Karen' and 'Jenny' to Mitchell's victims – not their real names of course because as the victim of a sex crime they are of course entitled to lifelong anonymity… 

"Karen’s life is blighted by flashbacks to the abuse she endured and she has even attempted suicide." 

Heartbreaking!  Just heartbreaking…  And how many others?  'Respectable' Mitch Mitchell with his shiny new cars, frequent trips abroad, avid dog lover, keen canoeist, former serviceman… How many other lives and families has he wrecked?

What if I'd never caught on to Mitchell? - That could very easily have been my own daughter…  

There but for the grace of God!  And I'm thankful to him for causing me to pick up the signs surrounding Mitch Mitchell and sacking him from the RSL project when I did.  As Daily Record Journalist, Mark McGivern burrows into this case the horror just seems to get worse and worse…

And for the record (no pun intended) and in response to emails I've received today – Mark McGivern or anyone else with a legitimate interest in seeing to it that The Kirknewton Nonce and his Moll are exposed, is free to pick over the bones of the information I've 'put out there' without further reference to me…  I require no attention or acknowledgement.  – In fact obscurity is a very good place from which to carry out this type of work…

"Jenny was aged between eight and 11 when he volunteered to take her for swimming lessons and on drives in a country park between 1996 and 2000.


He also locked her in the bedroom of his former Army home in Kirknewton, West Lothian , where he undressed her and filmed her – as he did other victims – using advanced video equipment from his job as a cameraman."


Jenny, whose parents lived south of the Border but frequently visited the Mitchells, said she was disturbed to hear from other victims that her own abuse continued after the whistle was blown in 1998."


"'SHE [Gill Mitchell] didn't seem too surprised to hear he was a paedophile,' says the father, who is sure Hugh Mitchell's wife Gill knew about her husband's crimes."

No, I suspect she wasn't at all surprised…  

"The dad said: 'I knocked on the door and he let me in. He was downstairs and she was upstairs. I told him I knew what he had done and he admitted it.'

Then, the dad recalled, Gill Mitchell was drawn into the confrontation, with a reaction that horrified him. He said: “She came down the stairs saying, ‘Not the girls, please not the girls.’ I’ll never forget it."

Again… It can't possibly have been a surprise!  

Mitchell had after all previously lost his job at a West Lothian School because he was leching at the little girls there…  And I'm unsure whether this incident preceded my firing him from the West Lothian TV project in April or May of 1998, precisely because I had become upset and concerned by his behaviour…  So concerned that I had reported my suspicions to Lothian and Borders Police…

Did the Police ever pay him a visit I wonder?  And did Gill Mitchell also cover for him then? Is it possible the Police took the matter no further simply because the Mitchells presented a united - and apparently respectable - front?

" Karen said her father had come home and told the family about what happened at Mitchell’s house.

She said: “I was terrified because I thought he would kill him. He had trusted Mitchell with us and he just seemed like the perfect family friend.

“My dad came back and when he talked about it later he was very specific about what happened. He was very firm about Gill Mitchell coming down the stairs and saying, ‘Not the girls’.


“I found it the weirdest thing to say. I took it she half-expected to be hearing he was a pervert but she’d rather it hadn’t happened to girls she knew.


“All contact between my parents and the Mitchells ended. If Gill Mitchell was oblivious to what he had done, would she really have accepted that?'"

It's unfortunate, though perfectly understandable, that 'Karen's' father did not go to the Police. And I for one will tolerate no pervert-apologist trying to deflect and project guilt onto the man!  He took that decision to protect his daughters from the trauma of a trial; and I don't blame him.  After all, accounts exist where toddlers have been subjected to the cruellest of cross-examination by defence lawyers acting on behalf of perverts... 

But it is sickening that Gill Mitchell herself did not expose her web-footed (yes, really!) perverted freak of a spouse… 
 
"Not the girls, please not the girls." Gill bleated...

As if the gravity of this beast's crimes were in any way impacted by exactly which girls her inhuman monster of a husband had sated his vile wants upon!  - As I have pointed out previously, if I'd not caught onto Mitchell when I did my own daughter could very well have become one of his victims.  - What of the other girls in the village? Those of his neigbours? Those in the local park where was often to be seen walking his dogs

Karen said…

“I think Mitchell got off lightly. He should never be allowed out of jail because he will never stop being a danger to young girls."

I fear the young lady is right.  And I suspect many other victims of Hugh Mitchell are yet to emerge.  And on that basis I would plead with them to go to the Police now.  For each additional conviction should extend Mitchell's sentence; and ensure that he never breathes to cool clean air of freedom again.

There must be a God…  And I'm thankful to him for causing me to pick up the signs surrounding Mitch Mitchell when I did.  But I remain angry…

Angry at Lothian and Borders Police for apparently doing nothing with the information I passed to them…


Angry at the school he worked in for sweeping his perversion under the carpet…


And Angry at Gill Mitchell MBE… Not, by any measure any kind of "victim" in this…


As a resident of the same village in which Mitchell carried out his horrendous crimes I can tell you that his wife still struts around the place as if she owns it... Walking her dogs without a care in the world, and her MBE no doubt tucked safely away to remind her of what a 'special' lady she is...  A neck of pure brass!

An affront to the girls her husband was convicted of abusing, and an affront to the victims that are no-doubt still to come forward, whom the snotty cow would appear to imagine are lesser beings not worthy of her concern... 

What's to be done? What can be done?

YOU, personally, today, - no matter where you live in the UK can do something real to take a stand against establishment-endorsed child abuse in your country....   
YOU can do it quietly and modestly and without seeking attention…

YOU can lodge a formal complaint as to the conduct of Mrs Gillian Barbara Mitchell MBE of Churchill Way Kirknewton, EH27 8AW - Pointing out that her conduct in shielding her paedophile husband disgraces the honours system, and asking that she be stripped of her MBE.

Please consider what I have written here.  – And please do consider writing to the Honours Forfeiture Committee at:

The Honours Forfeiture Committee
The Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS

It IS far better to do these things by post - preferably recorded delivery -for you are entitled to a response, and having to respond to a number of individual letters will tend to catch their eye...  But you may also lodge your complaints by Email to:

publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Sunday, 1 November 2015

22. The men who cry "wolf".

Apparently, the convicted drugs-offender, who is deemed by the law to present such a moral danger to his own offspring that he is banned from seeing them, still imagines my agenda is the same as his... To gain attention and celebrity and/or deflect from matters affecting my own circumstances. He is wrong.

It is now some weeks since I drew attention to the matter of Hugh Mitchell, former colleague and a sex abuser; suspicions about which I first voiced to the police back in 1998. Once I became aware the police were finally making a move, it became necessary to butt-out completely and let them get on with the job. Only after he pled guilty in the 25th of September 2015 was it legally possible to comment on the case, due to the fact that it was, until then, 'active'.
 
Loudmouth, self-proclaimed paedophillia 'expert' Malcolm Konrad Ogilvy,  seems to spend every waking hour combing the internet for stories about child abuse.  And is always sure to re-post material; especially when he can use it to further his own sectarian-politico ends.  But, when the case of ex-army intelligence officer and Mason Hugh Mitchell was published Ogilvy fell unusually silent on the matter! And when he was eventually embarassed into publishing an account of this shocking case (which I think will eventually emerge as arguably one of Scotland's worst paedophillia cases) it was one which sought to deflect from his Masonic brother Mitchell's location and his wife - Gill Mitchell MBE's - part in shielding him. 

For clarity I've been told by several individuals locally that they too had ensured Ogilvy was made aware of the case...  Some being quite persistent. There's no serious doubt he knew all about it...

The mainstream media was also not-surprisingly 'coy' about to conviction of this well-connected pervert. Almost a month after Mitchell's conviction - when he was sentenced - we were served up a version of the truth by outlets such as the BBC which, like Ogilvy's tripe, really rather served to distort the reality of the case...  Unacceptably, tacitly promoting the myth that Gill Mitchell MBE was some sort of heroine who had precipitated the conviction of her paedophile husband. - When in fact the very opposite is true.

It's now over a week since Mark McGivern was called out - publically in published comments to his report on Mitchell's sentencing - on his silence on the matter of Gill Mitchell's part in protecting the Kirknewton Nonce. And some time since, in my original piece, I raised complaint about the 'kid gloves' treatment Mitchell's case was receiving in the mainstream press...

To his credit, McGivern took the hint, picked up the baton and ran with it...  And is the first reporter with a national newspaper to do so. 

And, again for clarity, had he asked me to comment (he didn't - a fact about which I am untroubled) I would have insisted in anonymity. - You see it matters not to me who picks this or any other child abuse case up, so long as the truth emerges and justice is served... I don't need the money, I don't seek the attention and I have nothing to sell... I'm in a position where I don't have have to worry about where my next job is coming from; unlike many of my colleagues - I've no fleas biting my back...

More importantly, and unlike the shill Ogilvy, I don't have matters in my background I might seek to deflect attention from...  Such as a long,criminal history of drug abuse or court orders set to protect children against what amounts, by any reasonable measure, to sexual abuse!

I simply want to see the scum - and its apologists - brought to book. - It's just THAT simple. And I care not how long it takes, or how much it costs me either.

Ogilvy also attacks the website, Victims Against Hoaxes which seems to have focussed on debunking the 'McKenzie-Gerrish group' scams which have done so much damage to genuine grass-roots resistance to establishment-endorsed paedophillia.   

Whilst I certainly do not agree with their assessment of the Hollie Greig case as a fabrication in its entirety (in fact I judge this conclusion as suspicious as the hoax that washed the grain of truth away) - I believe it is entirely reasonable to question the 'boys who cry wolf'. But  VAH seems to be defunct, and something of a flash in the pan anyway.  - Why does Ogilvy feel so 'threatened' by it?  

Of course, towards the point where it 'ran out of steam', VAH contributed much to debunking and discrediting the 'master scammer' Belinda McKenzie; infamous MI5 Landlady and pay-mistress to many a sideshow act; including the hapless Robert Green.  VAH has also - quite righly - tilted at the slick, leading establishment-shill and con-artist Brian Gerrish; and of course their various and numerous sidekicks...

VAH poses (for instance) the question: "where was Belinda, Sabine, Gerrish and Poulton when a real cover up happened"?  - And an entirely reasonable question that is too; one that would offer no 'threat' to anyone but for the fact it promised to bring the whole circus tent down...  Ogilvy emerges here as a clown flapping about under the collapsed canvas!

Similarly, where are the Ickes, McKenzies and Gerrishes of this world on the Mitchell case?
  • Ex-Military Intelligence;
  • Boasted of his Masonic links;
  • Boasted of his political 'connections';
  • Boasted of being 'flameproof';
  • His wife - who covered for him - inexplicably 'honoured' by the establisment;
  • Sacked from a school job in the mid-90s for letching at little girls;
  • Reported to the Police in 1998 - apparently not investigated;
  • Confronted in the same year by an angry Father.
A 'classic' case of an establishment-minion who for at least around two-decades was one of those 'special', 'protected people' that no ordinary copper could touch.  His wife 'specially rewarded' for 'special services'... And when he was finally gaoled, the establishment press start working to water down the flames and contain the smoke...

Odd that none of the 'great campaigners' were on his case, and odd that they're not drilling in to investigate those clear - easily checked - establishment connections to see where they might lead...  Who was Mitch Mitchell writing his 'dirty books' and making his paedo-porn videos for? -  Who was distributing them? Who was buying them?  

I find it interesting that the 'big dogs' of the conspiracy circuit seem completely disinterested in this case and others like it... 

Those who work hard to propogate the myth the grass-roots concern over paedophillia in our communities is just the ranting of conspiracy theorists and 'mad people'...  How well the fruits of their labour serve the Dan Foggos, Eilish Angiolinis and Anne Widdicombes of this world. How much safer they make the world for sexual predators such as Hugh Mitchell.  How much easier they make it to ignore the concerns of the public.

It's hard to see how abuse victims are in any way "helped" by making it more likely those raising the alarm about predators in our midst are taken less seriously...   And it's hard to see how being one of the voices raised in at least three now proven and convicted cases 'doesn't help' victims.

It's hard to see how the grifters and con-artists who have sought to add to their own fat coffers through exploiting tragic cases such as Hollie Greig's help anyone but themselves... 

Of those who the courts have found 'wanting'; and seek to distort and deflect from the fact that they themselves are evidenced as child abusers, drug addicts and otherwise the lowest form of criminal scum that walks the earth... It's hard to see how genuine victims are helped by low-life sewage like them trying to wiggle off the hook; or otherwise trying to sate themselves by projecting the sad, unproductive consequences of failure that define themselves, onto others...

Taking a stand against child abuse requires action... And by that I don't mean weaving a collection of unfounded tripe into grotesque meld where "Fifty Shades of Grey" meets "Harry Potter".  It's not about the 'glory' or the 'fame'... It's not a Spoonbill Generator style game... Not about being a hero to a few siloed nutjobs and grifters...  


It's about lighting the blue touchpaper that sees another pervert put where they belong. Then withdrawing into the darkness to prepare one's next match... Seeking no attention or glory nor even credit; it should be enough to do the right thing.

Buntin, Dickson, Ogilvy, Willis... Another web-footed 'musical' member of the Mitchell clan... and several others who know who they are...  Pack your stinking bags, put your affairs in order, wait for the knock. Your cell is currently being prepared.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

21. Mark McGivern finally picks up the baton...

As first highlighted publically on this blog, some weeks ago, Gill Mitchell MBE  is, in my opinion - and, it seems that of many others - just as guilty as her husband Hugh "Mitch" Mitchell.

It's not often I simply reference an article from elsewhere. But I am delighted today to direct you to Mirror journalist Mark McGivern's piece on Paedo's Moll, Gill Mitchell MBE...


I do hope Mr McGivern sticks with the story and develops an eye for detail in terms of ensuring that the wife of this pervert - and former army intelligence operative - is brought to account for her behaviour protecting the freak. - It now emerges that, not only was Mitchell removed from his job for letching at young girls as far back as 1996. Not only were concerns raised about him - by me - with the Police in 1998. But in that same year Mitchell, and his wife, were confronted by the Father of one of his victims!

I feel it was a mis-judgement on the man's part not to go to the Police; through fully understandable; as he was trying to protect his girls from further trauma. - But what was Gill Mitchell's excuse in '98?  Fired from his School Job... Fired from the RSL project for similar reasons...  - And in 2005 when she found the pornography he had authored? She hid it!

I say there is NO excuse! NO excuse to give shelter to a pervert...

And here is something practical YOU can do TODAY to take a REAL stand against child abuse...  

https://www.gov.uk/honours/having-honours-taken-away


Honours can be taken away from people who have done something to damage the honours system’s reputation. Taking an honour away is called ‘forfeiture’.
 
For example, someone’s honour can be taken away if they are:
  • sentenced to prison for at least 3 months for a criminal offence
  • censured or struck off by a professional or regulatory body for something directly relevant to their honour (eg a doctor being struck off)
Other reasons for forfeiture can also be considered.

Forfeiture: what happens

The Honours Forfeiture Committee considers the case. Their discussions are confidential. If the committee recommends an honour is withdrawn, the decision is sent to the Queen by the Prime Minister. The Queen decides if the honour should be forfeited.If someone’s honour is forfeited it’s published in the London Gazette.


Please take the time to read what I have written about High Mitchell in this blog. Please research the case for yourself through the reports now emerging in the mainstream press.  And please consider supporting his victims by seeing to it that the woman who protected him for decades is properly stripped of her MBE...

I will stress here that individual correspondence from citizens of any part of the UK will carry far more weight than any hysterical campaign or petition; for each of you is entitled to a response. 

Bear in mind that when Gill Mitchell stood in front of the Prince of Wales and accepted that honour for services to a children's charity, she knew damned bloody well the man she shared a name  and a home with was a predatory paedophile who had destroyed the lives of children... In fact she had some several years before that gone out of her way to hide peadophillic pornography he had authored. - She only handed that material in at the eleventh hour, after he was arrested and his conviction inevitable. 

"As much a victim as anyone" as one of her relatives is reported to have said? No! Every bit as guilty as her husband. - A man who twenty years ago was ousted from his job in a West Lothian School for letching at little girls. And a man who the police were - to MY certain knowledge - alerted to back in 1998 as a possible risk to children!  - She brings humanity into disrepute let alone the honours system!

YOU can write today to The Forfeiture Committee at:

The Honours Forfeiture Committee
The Cabinet Office 
70 Whitehall
London

SW1A 2AS

And YOU, personally,  can lodge a formal complaint as to the conduct of Mrs Gillian Barbara Mitchell MBE of Churchill Way Kirknewton, EH27 8AW - Pointing out that her conduct in shielding her paedophile husband disgraces the honours system, and asking that she be stripped of her MBE.

It IS far better to do these things by post - preferably recorded delivery...  But you may also lodge your complaints by Email to:



So. Are YOU going to sit on your hands and do nothing when you have an opportunity to make a small contribution to the ending of paedophillia?  Especially that which is tacitly endorsed by the establishment?

Thursday, 22 October 2015

20. Hugh Mitchell and Gillian Barbara Mitchell MBE... Questions... Questions...

Postscript: 

To your right you see Sgt Hugh Mitchell, 24101157 Ex B♭ Clarinet player with the 1st Bn Royal Highland Fuselliers and latterly, pictured here, the Intelligence Cell...  He served in the army between 1966 and 1990...

The judge, it seems was well impressed with his Army service when the Kirknewton nonce was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in prison for his horrific crimes today...   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-34606874

But the questions remain...

HOW, when he was to my certain knowledge brought to Police attention in 1998, did he get away with abusing young girls until 2004?  HOW, when he lost his job as a school technician in the mid-90s (somewhere around 1996) precisely because he was letching at the young girls there, did he get away with it for so long?  

Why did school officials not go to the Police? Or were they ignored too? Either way, this is a lose-lose situation for West Lothian Council and Policing in the area. This former army intelligence operative - to my certain knowledge - often boasted of his Masonic 'connections'...   He was, in his own words, "fireproof"!

From the BBC piece...

"Det Ch Insp John Peaston said: "Mitchell is a dangerous predator and it is through the courage of his victims that he has been brought to account. We hope this sentence will bring closure to them and allow them to move forward with their lives.

"The investigation of child abuse, whenever or wherever it has taken place, continues to be a top priority for Police Scotland.

"All reports are thoroughly investigated by dedicated officers, who provide specialist support to victims and target offenders to bring them to justice.'"

I would suggest that this latter claim clearly does not reflect what actually happened in relation to Hugh Mitchell...

It emerged at his trial Police only started investigating Mitchell  in 2013, once one of his victims gathered the courage to re-live the horror she suffered at his hands...Yet the Police knew and had known about him for at least fifteen years... And, for the record, I now understand that I was FAR from the first or only person to raise concerns about Hugh Mitchell and his demeanour.

So we do need some investigation into the reasons why, back in the mid nineties, when he had been SACKED from his job in a West Lothian Secondary school, and further concerns were raised about him, Lothian and Borders Police did exactly nothing to protect these children...

And, please do note, that as justifiably critical as you may be of the new unitary Police Scotland - these concerns were only 'visited' once Lothian and Borders was disbanded and officers who were once rivals had a chance to start looking under the carpets...

But still, the attempts to play down this story go on...  Why have the mainstream press only mentioned the case in hushed tones so far? And why the clear attempts to 'skew' the story?

The phrasing used in the BBC piece is quite telling for instance...  "First offender Mitchell"...  First Offender? It's not as if he was some poor scheemie lassie caught shoplifting  a tin of beans for her bairn's tea now is it?  He's hardly that given that he first offended in 1988 (that we know of) and continued for at least SIXTEEN YEARS offending against multiple children...  

Need further evidence of bias? The BBC's piece opens with the line - "Hugh Mitchell's wife handed in his "fictionalised" story to police before he was due to stand trial for sex crimes in West Lothian." - Rather missing, or more likely in my opinion deliberately distorting, the point that the bitch of hell, GIll Mitchell MBE, did not hand-in the perverted filth he authored in the shape of a paedophillic porn novel when she first found it - over a decade ago!

And even then, she did so only when he was actually to stand trial...  Investigations started in 2013.  She didn't hand in what she knew existed until September 2015. Witholding evidence is no trivial matter...

And yet the BBC have clearly phrased these facts to wrong-foot the reader.  - Why? And we might also ask why the Police have let her off the hook!
  
Gill Mitchell MBE quite clearly covered up for her perverted little bastard of a husband...   An ex-Army intelligence officer and boastfully well-connected Mason...

When that woman stood in front of Prince Charles and accepted the MBE, she knew fine bloody well that her husband was a child molestor. Every day she worked at Simpsons Maternity in Edinburgh, with the parents of vulnerable babies, she knew damned-bloody-well that her husband might in years to come see one of those children as 'fresh meat'...

The girl that Hugh Mitchell raped was just NINE YEARS OLD. - Gill Mitchell MBE knew what a beast he was and she covered for him; at least for a decade and probably for much longer... Frankly, she should be joining her pervert husband on the Sex Offender's register; not out in the local park walking her dogs!

Still she does have her gong, and her 'influential Masonic friends' to ensure her Teflon coating remains unsullied! 

Saturday, 26 September 2015

19. The Bookworm…


FOREWORD

26th of September 2015...

I have tonight a contemporaneous account of a real pervert facing real justice in this very parish...  Something of a contrast to the often-decades-old regurgitated guff you'll find elsewhere, authored by Malcolm 'Con-man' Ogilvy... A unwashed Stoner/Waster deemed too dangerous to even be allowed to see his own flesh and blood... 

Such creatures having little genuine concern for seeing justice meted out to real perverts, the very real story of openly, rabidly-Loyalist and Masonic (odd for a man supposedly from a 'Catholic' family) pervert Hugh 'Mitch' Mitchell of Kirknewton is noticeably absent from Malcolm Konrad Ogilvy's site...  Despite the fact it's the tale of a well-connected Mason with an ex-services background against whom suspicions were first voiced almost twenty years ago; and about whom the authorities did nothing, except cover-up for him...

Malky has nothing to say on the subject. - I wonder why that is?


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It must have been late 1996 or early 1997 when I first met Hugh "Mitch" Mitchell…  My daughter was just months old. We were thrown together in a project for a major broadcaster, Mitch being, supposedly, an ex-SSVC (Services Sound and Vision Corporation) Cameraman and ex-army.  All the gear but little idea was my overriding impression of Mitch. Like most freelancers, he worked from home, with an edit suite in his spare (front) bedroom in the modest three-bedroom ex-army semi-detached house he occupied with his wife Gill. - In a fairly expensive and exclusive village just a mile or two from the Edinburgh city boundary.  – Kirknewton.  

I'm quite prepared to name and shame Gill Mitchell MBE in this piece because I am convinced she must have known what her husband was. She was (is?) a strange, bland looking, English-sounding creature… About a decade his junior, 'dressed like her Mother type' quite cold and unfriendly; though rather 'polished' in demeanour and quite incongruous with the diminutive scruffy Mitch with his rotten teeth and unkempt hair – the latter often a feature of those who had endured crew-cut years in the services; as if they were making up for lost time.

The Mitchell household was 'odd'… One had the feeling he was always in the dog-house; and signs abounded that he often slept in his edit suite!  They had no children – which is probably as well… And they were no normal loving couple; some in the village imagining them to be Brother and Sister… Or a 'lavender marriage'... Or for some other convenience...

I had the feeling Mitch was being thrown commissions largely off the 'debt' some might have perceived the country owed him as an ex-serviceman. He certainly wasn't much of a cameraman nor editor nor much of anything else. A dozen years my elder, after the Army he had, apparently attended an HNC course in video production at Stevenson College in Edinburgh - and there were his claims to have worked at SSVC; I saw little to convince me I was working with a peer. 

But business is business; and we were often assigned to the same events. And clearly, from his array of brand-new broadcast video equipment, he had money to invest.

I worked with Mitch for about eighteen months, mainly on a joint project to secure the 'Restricted Service License' (RSL) for West Lothian… A license to broadcast a local TV channel from an office near The Regal Community Theatre in Bathgate. – This was in the days of analogue television; and the bid involved seeking the approval of the ITC with a view to being allocated space on the broadcast spectrum.  Mitchell was supposed to contribute some £15,000 of the initial £30,000 estimated costs – funds he claimed to have tied up in shares which would take time to release. Suffice to say that the whole of the investment remained mine, as Mitchell simply did not come up with the cash, only excuse after excuse after excuse…   I was most aggrieved since to raise that sort of cash my wife and I – and our young baby – had to make some very serious sacrifices; all the time while Mitch lived in relative affluence.

And this was par for the course… SSVC isn't known for employing incompetents, and although Mitchell was somewhere around a dozen years my senior, he clearly just hadn't been the places or done the things he claimed and had nowhere-near my level of knowledge or experience despite his 'bigshot' claims.  The penny took a while to drop; but it became apparent that Hugh 'Mitch' Mitchell was something of a fantasist…

He'd tried (for instance) to push bullshit claims about his education (sounds familiar?); claiming to have attended a highly-regarded private school in Glasgow. In fact he was a dumb-ass barely-literate early-leaver from one of the roughest schools in North Glasgow; caught out of all people by my own Mother, who has as a young girl lived in the same part of town as his family; and knew them for the rogues they were and knew what a dunce he - the 'baby' of the family - really was... 

He was an openly racist letch too...

Next door to his house was a bungalow occupied by a black woman and her daughters, some of whom, in the mid-90s were very young; the woman was an Army widow I believe, quiet, respectable and trying to get along as best she could...  From his first-floor eyrie with its end of the cul-de-sac view of the street he'd letch inappropriately at the girls of that family; peering into their garden, uttering obscenities that were all of unnerving, inappropriate and essentially racist…  On more than one occasion I told him to shut the fuck up and that his 'attitude' just wasn't appropriate or acceptable; it didn't change him!  

One or two incidents really rang alarm bells with me in mid-1998. Mitchell's guard was coming down; and I recall one particular sunny spring day filming in Almondell Country Park when he simply 'disappeared' for half-an-hour.  He was eventually spotted at an odd spot on the river where he could be unseen watching some very young teenage girls frolicking in the water. – 

People weren't happy. People were unnerved. People were angry...

I guess the last straw for me came when Mitchell actually admitted that he'd been asked not to return to the job as a temporary audio-visual technician at St Margaret's Academy in Livingston...   I caught him one day sitting in his edit suite inexplicably reviewing shoddy footage he had shot at the school of some girls in their early-mid teens rehearsing a dance-piece… He confessed that he'd 'had to go' as some of the girls were 'too hot'. - These were children he was drooling over; and he seemed not to nderstand just how far out of order he was...

The following day Mitchell received my notice removing him from the RSL project… My 'legal excuse' for breaking the contract was his failure to come up with his stake money. In reality, I was glad to be rid of the dirty little creep.  I did, after all, have a young female child at home.  And quite clearly there was obviously  'something far wrong' with Hugh Mitchell… 

My concerns were passed to the Police at the time… I questioned why, when he had clearly been asked to leave St Margaret's because of his predilection towards young girls, had he not faced consequences? Why was he not being monitored? Why was he apparently able to go about his business as if he were any other citizen? How did he get issued with a Press Pass?  - I'm still waiting on answers.

Hugh Mitchell – like quite a few other people – has been on the radar ever-since…

At Livingston Sheriff Court yesterday, Mitchell pleaded guilty to seven counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and one charge of rape.  He admitted that between September 1988 and April 2004, he sexually assaulted five girls aged between five and fifteen years of age.  Clearly, had alarm bells not rang, and had I not ended the business relationship, and that man continued to move in my circles, there is a fair chance my own daughter could have been one of his victims…

Glad as I am to see the bastard jailed at last I still have questions…  Just as was the case in Addiewell when I tried to expose what was going on there, the concerns I raised about Hugh Mitchell were dismissed by the Police…  It took over a dozen years before I saw Addiewell's Ian Samson convicted and here we are some seventeen years on from when I first raised the alarm about Mitchell…  

 And I won't have been the only one! 

I recall for instance meeting Mitchell one day on the 'back road' leading out of Kirknewton about four years ago… He was 'black and blue' having obviously received a recent beating.  His 'story' was that he had been filming a piece for ITN and been beaten up on duty – it happens!  Trouble is that ITN hadn't hired him since the late 90s and even then only once.   We can only speculate as to who gave him a kicking and why – like Sgt Schultz 'I know nothing'.  

But there's more…

Many will be aware of my contention that the truth of the Hollie Greig case actually links to the trade in extreme pornography.  And I am happy to express the view that the extreme efforts to deflect from that truth – and in particular the nature-in-trade of certain individuals central to that deflection -  is bound by a common-thread of extreme pornographic material, including images and prose relating to child abuse… 

It's a curious co-incidence that – just like certain of the individuals implicated in Hollie Greig's probable abuse – Mitch Mitchell owned a vast array of video equipment for which he had little or no legitimate use.  - And he is known, latterly, to have originated obscene material; some of which was cited at his trial.  

What was his 'market' for such filth?  

Even more curious is Mitchell's authorship of a book entitled '"Holiday".  – The depraved story of how a young child had been taught how to 'make love' by a character named “Mitch” during a holiday to Scotland. This filth was written in the person of the young girl herself, and describes in graphic detail how she was raped in a swimming pool changing cubicle at the Bubbles Leisure Pool in Livingston and of abuse in Almondell Country Park – the very same place he had wandered off from his work years earlier to leer at young girls playing in the river …

What market is there for something that seeks to circumvent the law on making or using images of child abuse?  How does such material get distributed?  And by whom?

Perhaps we might reasonably speculate that certain 'specialist book dealers' might know? Although Mitchell is no 'Walt' in the sense that he actually did serve with the Royal Highland Fusiliers and was a Bandsman; there remains that common 'military' ground...  And the fact he is a fantasist. Curiously too, Mitch Mitchell is a self-professed 'cancer victim'; claiming to have received treatment for (fully deserved in my opinion) Prostate Cancer...    Of which he is now 'clear'! Isn't it magical how these perverts seem to routinely survive that which so often kills normal men?  

And as for their trade... One wonders how these well-connected Masonic 'types' get away with it for so long; for there is no doubt the Police knew about him....

And there is worse… The Daily Record originally reported back in 2009...


" A DEDICATED charity worker has said she is “gobsmacked” after being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Gill Mitchell (53) of Kirknewton, is set to receive the accolade for her 11 years’ work with Simpsons Special Care Babies."

For Clarity, Gill Mitchell received her MBE in 2009....

More on this remarkable achievement, and a photograph of her,  can be found here…

http://www.sscb.org/site/sscb_news.htm

It must have been very nice for Gill Mitchell MBE to receive her, frankly inexplicable, award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace... I guess that's what 'connections' do for you! And from her comment, how much she thinks of the children at the Simpsons Special Care Baby Unit in Edinburgh…  A little baffling that this bland, unremarkable creature should be so singled-out. Truly; what great connections she must have...

It's a pity she wasn't quite-so 'concerned for the children' when, in around 2005 she found her husband's work of filth - "Holiday"!  – For it emerged at his trial that she had found his 'book' a decade previously, and deliberately chosen not to make a statement to Police about it – her conscience only 'getting the better of her' about six weeks ago at the end of July 2015.

Similarly, she would appear to have chosen to live with the filthy wretch for close to two decades that I know of…  And, in my opinion, in the full knowledge of what kind of depraved beast she shared a house and name with. 

I'd suggest to Gill Mitchell MBE that, if she hopes to retain a shred of dignity, has any shred of decency or honour, she should send her 'gong' back without delay; and withdraw herself from all involvement in any organisation that deals with children in any way shape or form. - You covered-up for a bloody child-raping pervert Gill! You stood-by and said nothing while your husband raped little girls; and I'm as sure as I can be that you knew damned-well what he was like twenty years ago...    

It's also a pity that Lothian and Borders Police chose to disregard the concerns I raised about Mitchell in 1998.  And that St Margaret's Academy in Livingston would appear to have swept his predilection for little girls under the carpet back in around 1996…  At least six or eight years of suffering on the part of his victims could have been avoided. 

Hugh Mitchell - The Kirknewton Nonce - will, at last (we hope!) be seeing the inside of a jail cell on the 22nd of October when he appears at the High Court for sentencing!

Ian Samson...
Alistair Stewart...
Hugh 'Mitch' Mitchell...

Who's next on my list?  - Tick Tock!