I’ve decided to release the e-mails Channel 4 sent to me confirming they’d received confirmation of the so-called eye witness to Sir Peter Morrison’s visits to Bryn Estyn Children’s HELL home in 1978.
I’ve published them in the hope they might reach those who aren’t afraid to question. Are you one of them? Will you ask CH4 any questions or just walk on by?


To whom it may concern                                                                         12/12/13

I’ve watched the News item you aired on the 6th November 2012 a number of times since its broadcast and have been left with a sense of shock and bewilderment and consider the News item (should you stand by it) to be a concoction of lies and fabrications. Contained within the item is an individual who speaks of Sir Peter Morrison (ex MP for Chester) The individual alleges he saw Morrison no less than five times. He alleges “Morrison picked up boys in his “new car” and drove them away” at least “five times”. Throughout the interview he explains how he remembers certain items of clothing and jewellery that Morrison was wearing.

The same individual denied he said those things and accuses Channel 4 of editing the item to suit their own agenda. An agenda of “covering up” and “deceiving the general public about the Bryn Estyn Boys Home”, according to the man you aired on TV. He’s written about it publicly. Ciaran Jenkins has the details and also follows him on twitter. I’ve approached Jenkins but to avail.

Given the above concerns I’d like you to answer some questions which I consider valid in this instance

1 Was there a cover up by Ch4?
2 Is Jenkins part of this “cover up”?
3 Are Channel 4 complacent in this “cover up”?
4 Did Ch4 follow up the allegations they aired with the appropriate authorities?
5 If not , why not?
6 Did Ch4 have any communications with anyone in authority before airing the item?
7 If so, with whom?
8 Was there any evidence to support the allegations you aired?
9 Did Ch4 air the item without obtaining any supporting evidence?
10 Was there any such evidence to be obtained?
11 Was there any financial inducements offered to the man in the interview?( Not Gregory)
12 Were, if there was any financial contracts between Ch4 and the man, arranged and completed?
13 Did the producer of the item contact the interviewee, if so how?
14 Alternately, did the interviewee contact Ch4?
15 Who, if anyone , from the Morrison family did Ch4 consider worthy of contesting the allegations, if anyone?

Given the seriousness of my complaint I feel its fair and just that Ch4 attend to these question with the utmost haste. I will be publishing these questions in the public arena as I feel they are worthy of dissemination throughout the UK and elsewhere. I believe the News item in question reached every part of the globe.

I look forward to your earliest reply

Yours Sincerely

Darren Laverty


Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries <> 12/12/13

Thank you for your email to Channel 4’s Viewer Enquiries.

Our aim is to respond to you within 24 hours, however, at times of high volume, it can take up to 7 days to respond. If we need to forward your correspondence through to another Channel 4 department for an answer, we cannot guarantee a response time, but will get back to you as soon as we can.


Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries <>
to me

Dear Darren,

Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding CHANNEL 4 NEWS.

We would like to assure you that we have forwarded you email on to the Channel 4 legal department, who will be in contact with you in due course.
Kind regards,
Finn Carson
Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries

Darren Laverty <

to Channel 4

Dear Finn Carson
I have traced a statement of your witness “James”. Given this statement was made only last month I can only conclude that either Channel 4 News is telling untruths or the witness is.

“My recollections of the Bryn Estyn Children’s Home were limited to say the least.The short time I spent there were mainly uneventful, tedious to the point of boredom as I recall. Any difficulties I encountered in the care system happened elsewhere, so the lurid tales of VIP Paedophile rings and systematic maltreatment were not in evidence during my brief stay.” (13.11.2013)

The above statement was written last month on his personal blog here>
Hope this helps



Darren Laverty
to Channel 4

Please confirm arrival of e-mail


Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries <>
to me

Dear Mr Laverty,

Thank you for contacting us regarding Ciaran Jenkins report on Bryn Estyn broadcast on 6th November 2012.

This report was partly based on an anonymous interview with a man who we confirmed had been at Bryn Estyn at the time of the alleged incidents. We reported the matter in good faith and consider the reporting met our usual high standards of accuracy, impartiality and fairness.
Once again, thank you for contacting as we appreciate all viewer input.

Kind regards,
Finn Carson
Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries


Darren Laverty
to Channel 4

Thank you for your reply

You state you interviewed ” a man who we confirmed had been at Bryn Estyn at the time of the alleged incidents”.

Please specify which incidents you refer to as the man has since publicly stated his time at Bryn Estyn was “uneventful and boring”.

In addition, could you possibly offer the detail’s of the authorities who “confirmed” he was there at any given time as I am certain that information would be considered as confidential and only available upon request from a solicitor or someone with legal authority. As he was from South Wales did you speak to the authorities from there or from the North Wales?

As a bona fide ex-resident of Bryn Estyn myself I find it most concerning that you can “confirm” anyone’s residency at the home without the legal authority to do so. An application for such information would be a lengthy process. One which I have journeyed myself.

Considering the trigger for the week long episode was only aired on the 2.11.2012 (News Night-Messham) that means Channel 4 News would have had to applied for the authority many months beforehand. Additionally, the consent of the individual concerned would have had to have been given. Nothing other than the official records could have confirmed anyoneSstay at Bryn Estyn.

Please allow for some doubt from me when you say your report met the “usual high standards of accuracy, impartiality and fairness” as other evidence is leading me in a different direction to your reply. And besides you failed to answer many of the questions I initially posed.

Darren Laverty

to Channel 4

Thank you for your e-mail

I’m stunned at your response to the serious issues I have raised. You cannot be allowed to air such content without the taking the legal advice required. You have responsibilities as a national broadcaster.
I shall be taking the matter to the appropriate authorities.


The rest is history, or so the Channel might think. I’ve dealt with bigger and dirtier. Keep watching


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