Mum tells of day her disabled daughter told her she had been abused for 14 years

Anne Greig told the Guardian how her ‘whole life fell into a black hole’ when her daughter with Down's Syndrome first told her she had been raped by a paedophile ring.

It was in 2000 when Hollie Greig, now 30, confided the alleged abuse to Anne. She told her mum that she had been been attacked regularly since 1986.

Hollie had not told Anne because her gang of attackers allegedly told her that they would kill her pet dog and mum if she recounted the violations.

When the abuse started at six, Hollie, because of her Down’s Syndrome, did not have the speech skills to tell her mum.

Anne, who now lives in Shropshire, said: “To hear your little girl who is partially deaf, was born with heart problems and developed sclerosis of the spine at 12, got through all of that but was being abused since the age of six - my whole life fell into a black hole.”

Anne immediately went to the police on 19 May 2000 and by August Hollie had named 16 abusers and two other victims, allegedly children of one of the paedophiles aged two and three. After getting a psychiatrist to confirm that Hollie was a reliable witness Anne returned to the police, but they only ever interviewed two suspects.

In September, to her ‘horror’, Anne was sectioned and accused of being schizophrenic. She believes this was an attempt to discredit her as a mother.

“To my horror I woke up in a mental hospital with doctors taking blood out of my arm - the worst thing was with me in there Hollie could end up back with her attackers.”

Anne was released from hospital and was certified mentally stable by Dr Ellen Smith who said there was ‘absolutely nothing wrong’ with her, according to Anne. Her solicitor Yvonne McKenna wrote to the Mental Welfare Commission and was told there was no record of Anne’s sectioning. She is convinced there is a conspiracy to prevent her getting Hollie’s case heard and even said that her brother, Robert Greig, was murdered in 1997 after walking in on Hollie being abused. His death was recorded as suicide via smoke inhallation but an autopsy report recently secured by Anne apparently shows that Robert suffered a broken back and fractured skull just before he died.

Anne has now been left fighting for justice against what she perceives as a ‘huge cover up’.

“It’s diabolical, a disgrace, the whole system is corrupt - no solicitor will take the case as there has been a huge cover up.

“These were people I thought of as friends and abuse was going on behind my back.

“Hollie watches cartoons where the baddies get caught and she can’t understand why, after telling the truth, nothing is happening.”

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12:12pm Mon 22 Mar 10

Gord_2010 says...

Thank you for running this story.

It's about time somebody looked into this case and something is done about it.

Every MP in the UK has been informed about the case but none of them have have done anything about it. It's a disgrace.

Google Hollie Greig or search on Facebook and join the group.
Thank you for running this story. It's about time somebody looked into this case and something is done about it. Every MP in the UK has been informed about the case but none of them have have done anything about it. It's a disgrace. Google Hollie Greig or search on Facebook and join the group. Gord_2010
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12:25pm Mon 22 Mar 10

Colin R says...

Brilliant!! thankyou for covering Hollie's story, her plight is being ignored by anyone that has the direct power to do somthing about it...it's an utter disgrace.
Brilliant!! thankyou for covering Hollie's story, her plight is being ignored by anyone that has the direct power to do somthing about it...it's an utter disgrace. Colin R
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12:40pm Mon 22 Mar 10

justin case says...

There are thousands of people who have learnt of Hollie's story since Robert Green's arrest a few weeks ago (for saying he was going to hand out leaflets on a street in Aberdeen - the arrest warrant was issued by the sheriff who is one of those named by Hollie).

This number is growing fast daily as people learn about the extraordinary coverup regarding this case and total media blackout by mainstream media.

ALL MPs have been contacted and ALL national newspapers and none has the courage to tackle this story due to it's full implications.

Please search out the page on facebook to help the campaign to get justice for Hollie - there are many things you can do as a human - don't let ignoring her plight be one of them.

She and her mother Ann are two of the most courageous people around and have fought this battle far too long on their own. Show them your support by spreading this story as far and as wide as you can - only then can we bring the high-ranking paedophiles involved to justice.
There are thousands of people who have learnt of Hollie's story since Robert Green's arrest a few weeks ago (for saying he was going to hand out leaflets on a street in Aberdeen - the arrest warrant was issued by the sheriff who is one of those named by Hollie). This number is growing fast daily as people learn about the extraordinary coverup regarding this case and total media blackout by mainstream media. ALL MPs have been contacted and ALL national newspapers and none has the courage to tackle this story due to it's full implications. Please search out the page on facebook to help the campaign to get justice for Hollie - there are many things you can do as a human - don't let ignoring her plight be one of them. She and her mother Ann are two of the most courageous people around and have fought this battle far too long on their own. Show them your support by spreading this story as far and as wide as you can - only then can we bring the high-ranking paedophiles involved to justice. justin case
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12:46pm Mon 22 Mar 10

piggylittle says...

This is simply further proof that the police, social services, and CPS all pro-actively protect child abusers. However, they are a bunch of Satan-worshipping nasties who entertain no respect for life whatsoever.
This is simply further proof that the police, social services, and CPS all pro-actively protect child abusers. However, they are a bunch of Satan-worshipping nasties who entertain no respect for life whatsoever. piggylittle
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1:02pm Mon 22 Mar 10

fish26 says...

Thank you for reporting the Hollie Greig case, this harrowing case of abuse must be brought into the light. We will get justice for Hollie no matter what it takes. Please people do everything you can to help Hollie and other children like her. Write to your MP's MEP's and ask the mainstream media outlests why they are refusing to speak out!
Thank you for reporting the Hollie Greig case, this harrowing case of abuse must be brought into the light. We will get justice for Hollie no matter what it takes. Please people do everything you can to help Hollie and other children like her. Write to your MP's MEP's and ask the mainstream media outlests why they are refusing to speak out! fish26
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1:32pm Mon 22 Mar 10

Raebean says...

I can't thank your paper enough for publishing this report. Although many tens of thousands of people know of Hollie's story worldwide, the UK media will not cover it in any way shape or form. Well done !!!!
I can't thank your paper enough for publishing this report. Although many tens of thousands of people know of Hollie's story worldwide, the UK media will not cover it in any way shape or form. Well done !!!! Raebean
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2:38pm Mon 22 Mar 10

markmcdougall says...

Thank you to This is Cheshire for having the courage to cover Hollie's story. The more people who know about this awful atrocity, the closer we get to achieving justice, not only for Hollie but for all the others who suffered the same abuse. Thank you!!
Thank you to This is Cheshire for having the courage to cover Hollie's story. The more people who know about this awful atrocity, the closer we get to achieving justice, not only for Hollie but for all the others who suffered the same abuse. Thank you!! markmcdougall
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4:14pm Mon 22 Mar 10

BetRizzo says...

Thank you Cheshire for reporting on Hollie's plight!

For further information please refer to the Facebook group page.
Thank you Cheshire for reporting on Hollie's plight! For further information please refer to the Facebook group page. BetRizzo
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9:15pm Mon 22 Mar 10

my point says...

I think the police and social services should get thier fingers out and start doing thier jobs properly to prevent children going through abuse like this and neglect. What do they get paid for? Its definately not for protecting children from abuse and neglect.
I think the police and social services should get thier fingers out and start doing thier jobs properly to prevent children going through abuse like this and neglect. What do they get paid for? Its definately not for protecting children from abuse and neglect. my point
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11:26pm Mon 22 Mar 10

christine1973 says...

Thank you so much for running this story on Hollie Greig, more and more people are starting to become aware of her plight for justice; anyone who doesn't know of this story just needs to google Hollie Greig.
Thank you so much for running this story on Hollie Greig, more and more people are starting to become aware of her plight for justice; anyone who doesn't know of this story just needs to google Hollie Greig. christine1973
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10:29am Tue 23 Mar 10

quester says...

Thank you to This is Cheshire, for having the decency to publish this shocking story.

Hollie and her mother Anne are tremendously brave women, who have fought this battle for far too long on their own. The light of truth needs to shine brightly and people can support them, by spreading this story far and wide.
Thank you to This is Cheshire, for having the decency to publish this shocking story. Hollie and her mother Anne are tremendously brave women, who have fought this battle for far too long on their own. The light of truth needs to shine brightly and people can support them, by spreading this story far and wide. quester
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10:36am Tue 23 Mar 10

mary love says...

Yes a big thank you from me Cheshire!
Yes a big thank you from me Cheshire! mary love
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10:37am Tue 23 Mar 10

mary love says...

Yes a big thank you from me Cheshire!
Yes a big thank you from me Cheshire! mary love
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10:39am Tue 23 Mar 10

mary love says...

Yes a big thank you from me Cheshire!
Yes a big thank you from me Cheshire! mary love
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11:02am Tue 23 Mar 10

purplehaze4586 says...

A big thanks for printing Hollies story.
A big thanks for printing Hollies story. purplehaze4586
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11:17am Tue 23 Mar 10

nico78 says...

Thank you for having the guts to publish this story, I am at a complete loss as to why the mainstream media are not all over it considering there is no D Notice served. This girl deserves justice and every MP in the UK knows what is going on. They should hang their heads in shame the way they have passed the buck consistently. I hope they are all quaking in their boots now that the public have become enlightened with regards to what is REALLY happening in this country.
Thank you for having the guts to publish this story, I am at a complete loss as to why the mainstream media are not all over it considering there is no D Notice served. This girl deserves justice and every MP in the UK knows what is going on. They should hang their heads in shame the way they have passed the buck consistently. I hope they are all quaking in their boots now that the public have become enlightened with regards to what is REALLY happening in this country. nico78
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12:33pm Tue 23 Mar 10

SMcG says...

Thank you for covering this story. There are over 18,000 people campaigning on facebook to get justice for Hollie in this scandal which involves: a state-protected child-abuse ring, murder, and the subversion of the democratic process in Aberdeen South. Protect your own children by finding out more, and please join:
http://www.facebook.
com/group.php?gid=31
0572835068
Thank you for covering this story. There are over 18,000 people campaigning on facebook to get justice for Hollie in this scandal which involves: a state-protected child-abuse ring, murder, and the subversion of the democratic process in Aberdeen South. Protect your own children by finding out more, and please join: http://www.facebook. com/group.php?gid=31 0572835068 SMcG
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12:42pm Tue 23 Mar 10

jenbravery says...

Thankyou Cheshire, you have rekindled my faith in human nature. Hollie's story is being seen and heard throughout the world, this is a global issue, the facebook group is full of information about child abuse and missing children that has been covered up, in Australia, Canada, usa, South America, Germany, Sweden, Africa (the missionary orphanages).....the list goes on, .....all eyes are on on the power's that are manipulating and controling this situation.
It would appear that Hollie's story is just the tip of the iceberg. Can I suggest that you find a copy of "An Open Letter From Sinead O'Connor Regarding the Crimes and Coverup of the Catholic Church".
Thankyou again for having the courage to print this story, you have my deepest gratitude.
Peace, jen x
Thankyou Cheshire, you have rekindled my faith in human nature. Hollie's story is being seen and heard throughout the world, this is a global issue, the facebook group is full of information about child abuse and missing children that has been covered up, in Australia, Canada, usa, South America, Germany, Sweden, Africa (the missionary orphanages).....the list goes on, .....all eyes are on on the power's that are manipulating and controling this situation. It would appear that Hollie's story is just the tip of the iceberg. Can I suggest that you find a copy of "An Open Letter From Sinead O'Connor Regarding the Crimes and Coverup of the Catholic Church". Thankyou again for having the courage to print this story, you have my deepest gratitude. Peace, jen x jenbravery
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1:28pm Tue 23 Mar 10

uncleharris says...

wonderful job cheshire.

good to see another paper with balls..
wonderful job cheshire. good to see another paper with balls.. uncleharris
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1:44pm Tue 23 Mar 10

steevatomic says...

Thanks Cheshire for supporting the campaign to get Justice for Hollie. The campaigning won`t stop untill the perpetrators are brought to justice and those that cover up for them will be judged too......
Thanks Cheshire for supporting the campaign to get Justice for Hollie. The campaigning won`t stop untill the perpetrators are brought to justice and those that cover up for them will be judged too...... steevatomic
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2:43pm Tue 23 Mar 10

KathyH says...

Thank you for publishing this story.
what is happening in this country?
Why is something as shocking as this covered up?
They should rot in Hell for this!!!!
Google Hollie Greig.
www.facebook justice for Hollie
Thank you for publishing this story. what is happening in this country? Why is something as shocking as this covered up? They should rot in Hell for this!!!! Google Hollie Greig. www.facebook justice for Hollie KathyH
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6:49pm Tue 23 Mar 10

jjay59 says...

Thanks Cheshire for covering this story, none of the major papers or tv companies will touch it, they are quite happy to see these sorts of things going on and the judiciary and politicians in Scotland just want to continue to sweep this under the carpet in the hope that it'll go away....but it won't!! Anyone reading Hollie and Anns story could help them by e mailing their own MP's and MEP's. This has to be investigated!!
Thanks Cheshire for covering this story, none of the major papers or tv companies will touch it, they are quite happy to see these sorts of things going on and the judiciary and politicians in Scotland just want to continue to sweep this under the carpet in the hope that it'll go away....but it won't!! Anyone reading Hollie and Anns story could help them by e mailing their own MP's and MEP's. This has to be investigated!! jjay59
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6:55pm Tue 23 Mar 10

isobel heaney says...

a very big thank you for publishing hollie's story.

google hollie grieg...
a very big thank you for publishing hollie's story. google hollie grieg... isobel heaney
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12:27am Wed 24 Mar 10

PieNMashFilms says...

A regional newspaper that shows the courage lacking by our national press to the report the blatant cover ups connected with Hollie's horrific abuse.
Well done for taking up the gauntlet on behalf of Hollie and her Mum Anne.
Join 'We won't allow the state to coverup the Hollie Greig paedophile scandal' on facebook: http://www.facebook.
com/home.php#!/group
.php?gid=31057283506
8&ref=ts
A regional newspaper that shows the courage lacking by our national press to the report the blatant cover ups connected with Hollie's horrific abuse. Well done for taking up the gauntlet on behalf of Hollie and her Mum Anne. Join 'We won't allow the state to coverup the Hollie Greig paedophile scandal' on facebook: http://www.facebook. com/home.php#!/group .php?gid=31057283506 8&ref=ts PieNMashFilms
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12:28am Thu 25 Mar 10

Billy Porter says...

Does anyone know why the mainstream media have given this story the bargepole?

Nobody should have to have an experience like Hollie's, but maybe there's something that seems wrong about this that the local Graun aren't picking up on?
Does anyone know why the mainstream media have given this story the bargepole? Nobody should have to have an experience like Hollie's, but maybe there's something that seems wrong about this that the local Graun aren't picking up on? Billy Porter
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9:57pm Fri 26 Mar 10

nlytend says...

about time someone reported this. well done
about time someone reported this. well done nlytend
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7:40pm Mon 29 Mar 10

jimmi says...

Why has this story not appeared in the National newspapers? surely theres a reporter out there willing to take this story on and ascertain if there has been a cover-up?
Why has this story not appeared in the National newspapers? surely theres a reporter out there willing to take this story on and ascertain if there has been a cover-up? jimmi
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3:50pm Mon 5 Apr 10

Wenyd says...

Expat in Canada, the WG daily headlines in my inbox are welcome, but can you provide any updates re the Holly Greig case?
Thank you.
Expat in Canada, the WG daily headlines in my inbox are welcome, but can you provide any updates re the Holly Greig case? Thank you. Wenyd
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4:07pm Mon 5 Apr 10

google hollie greig says...

i thank you with all my heart that you have covered this shocking case. you are the only english newspaper that i know about that has had the guts to do so. the truth will out ****
i thank you with all my heart that you have covered this shocking case. you are the only english newspaper that i know about that has had the guts to do so. the truth will out **** google hollie greig
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4:08pm Mon 5 Apr 10

butlincat says...

After emailing over 60 emails to our lords/baronesses in our House of Lords and receiving no replies except 1 {one} from a baroness it is great news that Hollies case has been exposed by this newspaper. I also sent scores of other emails regularly to major newspapers, tv cos, and so-called "notables" who all ignored her case. There are many videos on youtube and elsewhere, especially with David Icke http://www.youtube.c
om/view_play_list?p=
2EDE3466F2CB3118 and Paul Drockton's radio interview http://www.youtube.c
om/view_play_list?p=
0E28E0E7BD5E5D43 {copy and paste in your search bar} detailing this atrocity which is happening elsewhere right now by some defenceless child. There are Myspace and facebook groups too very active if people want to get involved, and sites, and what has happened to Robert Green in trying to get this story out is a story in itself and must be heard. Thanks again Warrington Guardian.
After emailing over 60 emails to our lords/baronesses in our House of Lords and receiving no replies except 1 {one} from a baroness it is great news that Hollies case has been exposed by this newspaper. I also sent scores of other emails regularly to major newspapers, tv cos, and so-called "notables" who all ignored her case. There are many videos on youtube and elsewhere, especially with David Icke http://www.youtube.c om/view_play_list?p= 2EDE3466F2CB3118 and Paul Drockton's radio interview http://www.youtube.c om/view_play_list?p= 0E28E0E7BD5E5D43 {copy and paste in your search bar} detailing this atrocity which is happening elsewhere right now by some defenceless child. There are Myspace and facebook groups too very active if people want to get involved, and sites, and what has happened to Robert Green in trying to get this story out is a story in itself and must be heard. Thanks again Warrington Guardian. butlincat
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5:23pm Mon 5 Apr 10

Wenyd says...

Happy to see this article from Peter Eyre http://www.paltelegr
aph.com/columnists/p
eter-eyre/5290-membe
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Well done Guardian and Telegraph!
Happy to see this article from Peter Eyre http://www.paltelegr aph.com/columnists/p eter-eyre/5290-membe r-of-hollies-army-ta rgets-malcolm-chisho lm-smp Well done Guardian and Telegraph! Wenyd
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8:26pm Mon 5 Apr 10

Earthlinggb says...

Just reflecting on a discussion I had with my MSP Malcolm Chisholm the other day, regarding this. When I pointed out the fact that the "suicide" of Robert Greig was, in fact, more likely a murder due to the autopsy report and circumstances; Chisholm's response was “Even that could be connected with Hollie’s father what the evidence of the wider paedophile ring”?
Now, on the face of it, that seems a logical and innocuous comment. However, his comment brings into focus that, at the very least then, Hollie's father should be questioned in regards to a murder enquiry yet he and his son were allowed to flee Scotland and live in Portugal. The autopsy DEMANDS an investigation of the death of Hollie's Uncle BUT THE GOVERNMENT, JUDICIARY and POLICE will NOT DO IT! Chisholm's idea here may have been to deflect focus from the paedophile ring potentially including officials within government but, by doing so and suggesting the murder COULD be connected to Hollie's father, he opens up what should be a full investigation on THAT matter. The more they talk, the more questions they raise huh? ;-)
Just reflecting on a discussion I had with my MSP Malcolm Chisholm the other day, regarding this. When I pointed out the fact that the "suicide" of Robert Greig was, in fact, more likely a murder due to the autopsy report and circumstances; Chisholm's response was “Even that could be connected with Hollie’s father what the evidence of the wider paedophile ring”? Now, on the face of it, that seems a logical and innocuous comment. However, his comment brings into focus that, at the very least then, Hollie's father should be questioned in regards to a murder enquiry yet he and his son were allowed to flee Scotland and live in Portugal. The autopsy DEMANDS an investigation of the death of Hollie's Uncle BUT THE GOVERNMENT, JUDICIARY and POLICE will NOT DO IT! Chisholm's idea here may have been to deflect focus from the paedophile ring potentially including officials within government but, by doing so and suggesting the murder COULD be connected to Hollie's father, he opens up what should be a full investigation on THAT matter. The more they talk, the more questions they raise huh? ;-) Earthlinggb
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12:16am Tue 6 Apr 10

TheSpartacat says...

Glad you are covering the Hollie Greig story, but why have you omitted the most important details of Hollie's story... That amongst her accused are a Senior Police Officer and a leading Scottish Sheriff.

You have only told half a story to your readers, and not explained the depth of WHY Anne Greig believes that there is a massive cover up and that her daughter's abuse has not been investigated properly.... which puts the fact that Anne was sectioned, despite her perfect mental health, into a much more frightening light of how people in power are happy to continue to abuse the rights of those who have already suffered, in order to avoid punishment- by any lengths necessary.

You've also omitted that Hollie was paid a sum of approx £13,000, which further incriminates their guilt.

Please, don't give us half truths- Hollie has been waiting for people to tell the whole truth for long enough.
Glad you are covering the Hollie Greig story, but why have you omitted the most important details of Hollie's story... That amongst her accused are a Senior Police Officer and a leading Scottish Sheriff. You have only told half a story to your readers, and not explained the depth of WHY Anne Greig believes that there is a massive cover up and that her daughter's abuse has not been investigated properly.... which puts the fact that Anne was sectioned, despite her perfect mental health, into a much more frightening light of how people in power are happy to continue to abuse the rights of those who have already suffered, in order to avoid punishment- by any lengths necessary. You've also omitted that Hollie was paid a sum of approx £13,000, which further incriminates their guilt. Please, don't give us half truths- Hollie has been waiting for people to tell the whole truth for long enough. TheSpartacat
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5:21pm Tue 6 Apr 10

butlincat says...

my latest on the Hollie Greig case,from P DROCKTON RADIO SHOW 30 3 2010 talking with STEWART USHER about the BBCs role in avoidance of this case, amongst other things...b. http://www.youtube.c
om/view_play_list?p ... 07B8A77C30
my latest on the Hollie Greig case,from P DROCKTON RADIO SHOW 30 3 2010 talking with STEWART USHER about the BBCs role in avoidance of this case, amongst other things...b. http://www.youtube.c om/view_play_list?p ... 07B8A77C30 butlincat
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9:15pm Tue 6 Apr 10

vicky. says...

Thank you for running this story and raising awareness, im going to do my bit now by emailing everyone i kno and joining facebook

well done
Thank you for running this story and raising awareness, im going to do my bit now by emailing everyone i kno and joining facebook well done vicky.
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