Francis Allen – Taddington

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August 2012

No hiding place for offenders

TWO sisters who helped police jail the man who abused them as children have warned other sex offenders: you won’t get away with it forever.

The Peak sisters, who suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of their older brother, have bravely waived their right to anonymity to encourage more victims to come forward and to warn paedophiles that their crimes won’t stay hidden.

It took years before the sisters were able to tell police about what Francis Ross Allen had done to them, but their courage in coming forward, along with statements and evidence from several other witnesses, was enough to put him behind bars for seven years after he was found guilty of eight charges of indecent assault following a trial at Derby Crown Court last month.

The abuse began in 1989 when the sisters were just eight years old…

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David Reid – Belfast/Algarve


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Update: Reid died in 2013

May 2005

UK website warns of alleged Algarve child-abuser


Nothing more than an exact transcript of what was reported by the News of The World in November 2006, this recent media coverage has nevertheless once again catapulted the Algarve to national attention for allegedly accommodating child abusers.

Back in 2006 News of the World reporters caught up with David Reid, otherwise known locally as ‘Irish Dave’, then a musician in a local popular hang-out ‘The Round Up Saloon’, sensationally announcing his whereabouts and, till then, unknown past.

The Portugal News spoke to Dave in 2006 after these reports rocked the sleepy village. He admitted ‘revealing himself’ to his daughters, but denied ever laying a finger on any of his three children, two girls and boy. He also told how he had served 18 months of a three-year prison sentence on charges of indecent assault and…

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Glen Gamble – Belfast

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February 2013

Pervert Molested a Schoolgirl

A PERVERT businessman who boasts his clients include rock stars, churches and Belfast City Council has walked free from court despite being found guilty of molesting a primary schoolgirl.

Sound and lighting systems expert Glen Gamble’s sentence of just three years probation has sparked fury in his native east Belfast with politicians calling for it to be reviewed.

This was the pervert’s second child sex conviction. In 1990 he was found guilty of a similar offence.

Probation reports show that he presents a “high-risk” of re- offending but Belfast Magistrates’ ‘ Court chose to spare him jail.

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BORN FREE FOUNDATION: Keep Wildlife in the Wild:

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Letter Writing Night For Irish and Basque POWS


Monday Dec. 23rd 6 PM Queen St. Commons 43 Queen St. S, Kitchener

Come out and support those who are currently being held in brutal conditions for defending their right to determine their own destiny. We will be writing to Colin Duffy, Akec McCrory, ,and Harry Fitxsimmons who are currently being held in MagHaberry, Interned on remand for the crime of refusing to betray thier principles. As well we will Be writing to Basque prisoners whose health is deteriorating due to the recent hunger strike they just finished demanding basic rights. There will be Coffe and Christmas treats. All Welcome

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Irish In Belfast, Not The Full Story


There’s an interesting if at times clichéd article on the Irish-speaking community of Belfast in the Economist magazine. While it makes several valid points in relation to the growth of Irish in the city there are also some quite debatable ones, including the claim that official backing in the north-east of the country for the right to use Irish could adversely affect its popularity. In fact the example of Ireland’s 2003 Official Languages Act as well as numerous international comparisons have long proved that language rights are inextricably linked to legal rights. One cannot exist without the other. The feature also glosses over the determined opposition of the political leadership of British Unionism in Ireland to the very existence of the Irish language let alone those who speak it. No mention is made of the racist and colonial-era roots of that opposition nor that the British state itself…

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