I originally published the following post on the 29th October 2015, and for reasons that are not relevant, nor is there a pressing need to divulge here, I opted to use the ‘Protected‘ feature, which required a password available only from myself to read the post in its entirety.
At the time of publication, a number of readers contacted me to obtain the password, on the strict understanding that nothing would be copied and shared publicly, which appears to have been the case as nothing has emerged on social media or certain blogs since its original publication, which almost certainly would have happened had it been published on an open platform.
I am only publishing it openly now, to challenge some of the many lies and deliberate fabrications that have been published about me online, by a small, but irritatingly persistent number of keyboard warriors on Twitter, and by the always charming Gojam, who publishes the ‘Needle’ blog, and the equally personable conspiracy blogger Christopher Spivey, who appears to have of late, fallen hook, line and sinker for any fiction that passes his way or, as in this particular instance, his complete failure to seek out evidence (or lack of) to reinforce any of his allegations about me, or to perform even the most basic checks on the history of his source(s).
One of the most disseminated untruths that has been inserted into the Twittersphere and the aforementioned websites about me, is the allegation that I was ‘Never in care’ so therefore I have no experience of any events that took place within the care system, to me or to anyone else, and as such have ‘No right’ to comment.
I have allowed these idiotic, and laughable claims to permeate social media, without challenging them until now, for three reasons;
- The first being that I simply did not possess enough physical IE:DOCUMENTED evidence at the time, which I could present here to back up what after all, would simply be words on a website.
- Secondly, to allow myself and others, time to identify those who have purposely spread those lies, and to collect the evidence of their participation in the spreading of those lies.
- And thirdly, I am only too aware that the greater majority of people who use the Internet and use social media/blogs/forums etc, have grown ever more weary of the seemingly constant personal battles and endless bitching which is evident everyday, and therefore, have very little interest in reading about something which is of little interest to anyone not personally involved, especially as there are far more important issues that the Outlaw and other websites of its type could be addressing.
The small group behind disseminating these lies, and have been observed purposely attacking, and attempting to discredit anybody who speaks out online, about not only their own experiences of childhood brutality and abuse, but of events they have witnessed which appear to back up the claims of others, who have also spoken out.
It is the task of the legal machinery of this country to investigate, and hopefully prosecute and punish crimes against the person such as those involving the physical and sexual abuse of children, and although the said system is not perfect by any means, it’s all that victims of crime have available to them at the present time.
It is not the job of mostly anonymous and ill-equipped and mostly uninformed people on the Internet to stand as judge, jury and executioner in issues of this nature, nor have they any right to undermine, threaten and participate in the vicious attempts to discredit witnesses of what are after all, very serious criminal acts which deserve the maximum punishment that the law, as it is, permits – and knowingly interfering with that process is not only immoral, dispicable and illegal, it can also allow the guilty to go unpunished, which to the people who have been observing, appears now to be the ultimate aim.
To protect the perpetrators of appalling crimes against children, both of a historic and a current nature.
So with that in mind, what follows is the original, previously protected post, with an addendum containing another item of documented evidence which was not available to me when the original post was published.
Like any number of people who have spent any time languishing in the UK establishment care system, I have attempted to locate my records a number of times, albeit unsuccessfully.
Many records have been destroyed or ‘mislaid‘ due to various reasons, and one event that immediately springs to mind was the unexplained fire in 1996, at a Pickfords warehouse in Lightfoot Street, Chester, where a number of care records relating to former residents of Bryn Alyn Holdings, were in long-term storage.
I myself witnessed, (from behind the relative safety of a chain-link security fence) the contents of various filing cabinets being thrown onto a large bonfire during the demolition of Glamorgan Farm School, during the mid-1990’s, which could have contained personal records, log books, accident logs etc – of any or all of the thousands of residents who had spent part of their childhoods there.
So it did happen, there is no doubt about that, and many ex-residents have spoken publicly about hitting a virtual brick wall when attempting to locate any written documentary evidence about what, after all, was an important part of their own lives – which then makes it difficult to not only ‘back up‘ their claims of any abuse or maltreatment suffered whilst in care, but also, to prove they were actually there.
An increasing number of ex-care residents, especially those who spent a greater part of their childhoods in ‘Approved or Community Schools’ and ‘Assessment Centres’ run by local authorities, and those in private hands, have related in great detail how they have been effectively silenced from speaking out, because their own experiences were not supported by official documentation.
On a personal level, up until two weeks ago, (September 2015) there was no actual physical (written) evidence of the time I spent in care apart from a number of fading photographs and a handwritten Duke of Edinburgh’s Award achievement book which are, at this time, thirty-seven years old.
There were four photographs initially, but one was stolen from my house in 2013, and I was unable to recover it, but nonetheless, it existed as do the others in the above image.
But again, that image is not ‘proof‘ or ‘evidence‘.
Neither are the following images, as many teenage lads, and girls, did the D of E Awards, while they were at regular High Schools and Colleges.
However, the dates recorded on the images above are significant, as during the last couple of weeks, I have had a legitimate reason to apply for and receive a number of disclosures from the PNC (Police National Computer) in regard to what records the UK police hold on me.
One of the disclosures relates to an event, which has become the subject of an obsessive smear campaign on Twitter and a number of ‘Alternative Media‘ websites and forums, one of which is owned by a fairly prominent and self-styled ‘Investigative Journalist’ who has claimed to have seen evidence that ‘Jimmy Jones, was never in care and so must also be lying about anything he has experienced‘.
He has of course, never once published any ‘evidence‘ of his claims, which appears to be the common theme amongst a number of social media commentators and Alternative Media bloggers, who rely entirely on their own words and personal opinions, and resort to launching personal attacks and starting smear campaigns against those who question them.
The disclosure above shows that I attended Porth Juvenile Court on the 11th September 1978, from where I was remanded into the care of the local authority, until 20th December, where I appeared at Cardiff Crown Court.
From September until December, I was resident at a number of Assessment Centre’s and Residential Homes in both South and North Wales, and from December 1978 until May 1979 I was at the prison at Knox Road, Cardiff, from where I was sent to Glamorgan Farm (Approved) School, where I remained for the remaining thirty months of my original sentence.
Glamorgan Farm School was of course, a local authority residential ‘Approved School’, and part of the establishment care system of this country.
As some people may already be aware, I recently appeared in court in Mold, and was subsequently convicted of: ‘Improper use of a public telecommunication system’. I have since obtained copies of a report that was compiled, some of which I must assume was drawn from my care records, and was duly accepted by the court and was not challenged by the prosecution.
(A number of lies have also been spread online in regard to the actual events of that trial, and after seeking legal advice, I will also, in time, be addressing those untruths, and will only refer to the actual trial transcripts, as opposed to the rumour, hearsay and complete fiction that has currently been made available online.)
This report not only gives a background of the events which have taken place over the last three years, against both me and my family, and which ultimately led to my subsequent appearance in court – but also offers an outline of my ‘offending history’, which states clearly: ‘Mr Jones has an offending history, but this took place over thirty years ago. An offence of criminal damage led him to spend many years in the “care” system, spending time at various secure or semi-secure units in both Wrexham and Neath” – which corresponds and supports the above documentation of the original article.