Former Bury UKIP chairman jailed for child porn offences – Bury Times

With thanks to Mike Sivier at Vox Political for flagging this up.

Peter Entwhistle [Image: Bury Times].

A FORMER chairman of Bury’s UK Independence Party has been jailed for grooming children and possessing nearly 200,000 indecent images of children, writes Andrew Bardsley in the Bury Times.

Peter Entwistle spoke to children on MSN Messenger and other social network sites in a sexualised manner, asking them to commit sexual acts for his own satisfaction, Bolton Crown Court heard today (November 24).

The 52-year-old named himself the ‘Naughty Doctor’, using an explicit picture of two women as his profile picture, and spoke to a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy, who he believed was a girl.

In addition, when police officers raided his house in January 25 last year, they found thousands of indecent images of children stored on a number of computers, USB sticks and some which had been printed out.

Entwistle was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to 21 counts at an earlier hearing, including possessing and distributing indecent images of children as well as inciting and the attempted inciting of children to commit sexual acts. He will be placed on the sexual offenders register for life, and would be subject to a sexual offences prevention order.

The court was told that Entwistle, of Broad Oak Lane, Bury, had one previous conviction of indecently exposing himself to a woman in the 1980s, but had otherwise had a clean record.

Iain Simkin, defending Entwistle, read out a letter to the court from Alistair Burt, who was the [Tory] MP for Bury North from 1983 to 1997, which referenced his “good character” .

Judge Elliot Knopf added: “You are now 52-years-old, and you have, until these matters, led an exemplary life, which is attributed to by various letters I have received from people ranging from family, colleagues, the rector of churches and an MP.”

The court was also told that Entwistle was seeking treatment from a psychiatrist for depression.

He was a founder member of Bury UKIP in March 2011, and resigned as party chairman in January 2013.

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Thanks to Robert Livingstone.

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Perhaps this real, verifiable case will prompt UKIP supporters attempting to smear Labour MPs with unfounded and unsubstantiated allegations to think twice.

For example, perhaps we will now see an end to this despicable type of smear campaigning, based entirely on lies: Police called after UKIP leaflet claims ‘Labour-run Bolton’ is being investigated over child sex abuse. Police have confirmed that neither Bolton Council nor any Bolton councillors are being investigated as part of Operation Doublet, of course.

UKIP’s hypocrisy is breath-taking. The only record of Lord Pearson of Rannoch (the former Leader of UKIP and their leader in the Lords) asking a question on child abuse is on 13th October this year, after the Police and Crime Commissioner by-election was called.(Link here.) Yet he has been in the House of Lords since 1990. Even this one question is focused entirely on the UKIP obsession with Muslims, ignoring the fact that child abuse happens in all areas of the country and is not exclusive to any culture, community, race or religion.

And, once again, when there was discussion recently about child abuse in the Lords, no UKIP peers were present at all. In the European Parliament, UKIP abstained in a vote to strengthen current legislation on sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography in 2011. (Link here).

Seems to me that UKIP’s “concerns” about children’s welfare and protection are only apparent during their Tory-styled negative campaigning. Without any decent policies to offer, all they can do is try and smear Labour.

The last Labour government gave us the most comprehensive and effective child protection and child welfare policy we have ever had: Every Child Matters, which the Tories scrapped the very day after they took office. UKIP  haven’t said a word about this, because they are too busy trying to score cheap and nasty political points, rather than concerning themselves with what actually matters.

Kitty.

See also: The father of the main prosecution witness in Britain’s biggest child sex grooming scandal has accused Nigel Farage of exploiting the issue for political gain.

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