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Reconstructing The Spanner Operation 1983 to 1990

Comment 403

“Joke” made out of murder of gay SM devotee on Hampstead Heath, London in late 1980’s. This was a cruising area regularly targeted by both uniformed and covert police teams during that period).

Top of Page 163, Michael Hames, “The Dirty Squad”.

It would certainly require a special breed of detective in order to ascertain what a dying man had or had not said with his final breath.

Comment 402

So we have the seal of a lock and curse upon all victims being placed upon the ritual by the Court.

The code for this part of the operation is represented by 3 – signifying royalty/ the crown, and coming after completion of the main rituals.

There were thus two parts of the seal – the statistical one representing all 666 and 111 victims, (777) and the lock believed to have been placed with the use of three killings (statistics I had previously attributed to the code 9 of the operation).

This was represented as 111 signifying code 3 (three corpses + all deaths and incarcerations). This part of the operation ran from 1989 to 1990, until completed and closed by the Old Bailey hexcraft sentencing in December 1990.

This renders the total sacrificial victims as 66xcode 6, 33xcode 3, 9xcode 9 jailed, 3xcode 3 = 111 (with 99+3 deaths). The jailed men had also been included with the sacrificial victims statistics.

Parts of the operation/codes ran both consecutively and concurrently.

The code 6 (alleged home suicides) ended 1986(=24=6)

The full number of raids believed to be 666 – to complete the 6,66,666 ritual hexcraft pathway was completed by September 1989, and possibly earlier.

The code 3 “other” early violent deaths)continued at the end of code 9, 1989(=27=9)/ended 1990.

Code 3 (the seal involving 3 sacrificial violent deaths) from 1989 to 1990 and ended with the trial

The trial, sentencing and seal/ lock and curse completed by Old Bailey December 1990

The Royal honours for participation were awarded December 1990

The funding and code 6 victim ID’s were successfully imposed onto the Spanner Case by 1989, (causing the Spannermen case to be inflated out of all proportion) and the amount never disclosed.

The 36 killings under code 3; believed to have been often carried out in outdoor secluded settings, but could have taken place anywhere, including the victims home, and believed to have been usually carried out by local teams (but possibly not every time) and would have most certainly involved participation of all members of the team – so where violent beatings or knife attacks were involved, attacks may have been made upon the victim by one team member after another being invited in turn, with a knife or whatever possibly being passed around the group, and following initial disablement of the victim;(not least of which may have been arrest and handcuffing as one example).

The infliction of savage and excessive over-the-top violence (resulting from multiple sources of infliction/wounding) could therefore often be a trademark on some victims with resulting injuries possibly appearing to be both amateurish/crazed and experienced/precise.

Bearing that in mind, I believe we therefore have two very possible leading documented and contending accounts/ examples for such murders in part (from 1 or more) or in whole.

The first one may possibly come under code 3/alongside code 9,- and those deaths are mentioned at top of page 163 of “The Dirty Squad”.

With the other group of killings – of which one or more may possibly be involved with code 3, and commonly referred to as the “1989-1990 West London Murders”:

I personally believe 3 of these killings may have taken place for the three “seal” victims, prior to the court booking the trial.

There will be others documented related to code 3 on perhaps a local nationwide level and distinguished as “unsolved murder of gay man.” The suicides are most likely to be only documented for the purposes of the operation, and would not necessarily be reported in local media. Records of all victims should be with the Home Office, since a tally/ body count and IDs had been noted for the trial, and the security services had appeared to monitor the whole ritual and locations used, and possibly standing by to provide back-up where any problems may have arisen. The statistics had been all-important to the ritual.

The fact that the 66 are treated as possible “potential defendants” cannot be trusted as there is no documentation available relating to any wrongdoing, and they are now unable to answer questions altogether – coupled with the fact that sodomy is not unlawful per se, and in that respect, ANY victims should be regarded as “innocent” of any wrongdoing. They were all sacrificial victims of satanic ritual – that we DO know. It has also been stated to me personally by a Spannerman[now deceased] following a court appearance – but prior to the trial, that the 66 additional defendants had not been known by any of them. Unfortunately, at the time the Spannermen had many more serious matters to contend with than to have to worry about any unconnected defendants.

It had only been the 66 identities that had been used in the Spanner Case in order to bulk-out the figures falsely – it does not mean that they were indeed proven “potential defendants” in any way. The Spannermen had not known the 66. The reasons for the identities of the deceased being used for this purpose as “potential defendants” for the Spanner case had simply been to inflate the case to a “nationwide ring” in order to try and justify the extremely excessive and fraudulent costs.

Some of the “early deaths” may possibly have been rejected for ritual purposes, so the figure of 102 [my calculation] therefore represents merely the minimum number of deaths expected to be involved and not necessarily the full total.

Comment 401

Codes Updates / Hexcraft Sentencing:

Operation Codes update:

See also:

The Spannermen Final Charges Issued :

Operation Codes:

3×3 rituals/victims:

The Hexagram seal – 111 x 6 (saturn/hexagram)- had been set by the judges/court via the sentencing.

3333 represents 3 as itself as 3+3+3+3=12 parts of operation(statistics only) completed, as 1+2=3 as ending of the operation. As 3x3x3x3=81 represents total number of men sentenced – 15 Spannermen and 66 sentenced from first part. As 8+1=9 also signifies sentencing completion with 9 incarcerations.

As (3+3)x(3+3) = 36 additional sacrificial deaths for seal, as 3+6=9 incarcerations for seal.

9999 = Indicates divine completion with unfinished business (sentencing and incarcerations), As 9+9+9+9=36= both 18+18=666+666, as satisfactory completion of both parts, and number 36 of non-defendants meeting early death by other (non-suicide) means, as 3+6=9 shows both the code for this part, and the number of incarcerations to follow, and the end date of both the second part and the police/Witchfinder operation as 9/1989=36 =9999.

Brothers in Arms

The Old Bailey original Sentencing:

Sentencing in months 369 = (operation codes)

3x(6+9)=45 / 3+6=9 / 36+9=45 requested/completed statistics.

Old Bailey Hexcraft Sentencing in months in given order/ under full reduction “639963”:

Total men sentenced =66(code 6)+15=81=8+1=9 incarcerations requested.

Totals of 36(non-defendant)deaths and 3+6=9 incarcerations (codes 3 and 9):

66+36 deaths+9 incarcerations=111 hexagram ritual end completed seal/curse(code 3)

— 6——+——–39—————-=18+(6×39)234+(9×63)567=1+234+567+8=36=9+

— 9——+——- 63—————-=18————–= 9

______ ……….._____………….._____………..______

^15 sentenced ^102 total deaths- -^36 deaths code 3- 9 incarcerations

1) (6×3)(9×9)(6×3) = 6×3=666 / 9×9=81 (total sentenced) / 6×3=666 ritual statistics completed

2) 6+3+9+9+6+3 = 36 (additional deaths) = 3+6=9 requested incarcerations/ = 36+9=45 requested hexagram completion

3) (9+6)x3=15 men sentenced by this court xcode 3= 45 requested hexagram (part)completion

4) (6+3=9)+(9=6+3)= Hexagram = 9+9=18= 6x(3 sided triangles) = 666 total ritual victims/curse

5) (6+3+9)+(9+6+3) = 18 + 18 = 666 + 666 – ritual now complete

6) 6+3+9+9+6+3 = 36= 9999 ritual end code +9 incarcerated=99999 sentencing end code= 45=4+5=9 completed incarcerations/end hexagram seal (full)completion.[66+45=111]

7) (6×3=)666 / (9+9=18)666 / (6×3=)666 ritual finalised with seal.

8) (63=7×9=) 777/777/777 — (99=33×3=) 33/33/33 — (63=7×9=) 777/777/777 – closure of ritual by the crown.


I believe this number also possibly confirms as 99= code 6 and code 3 pre-existing sentencing statistics. Adding the 15 sentenced to the existing 111 = 126 sentenced = 63+63. [with added seal+Spannermen victims at this point].



The purpose of the magazine had been to proactively solicit evidence and engage in correspondence relating to behaviour deemed incompatible with Christian fundamentalist ideals, (in accordance with the Church of England “Christian Family Values” campaign – a.k.a. “Operation Spanner”) and thus identify (and possibly arrange covert meetings with) those victims that may have been suitable for targeting, perhaps in addition to recovering and seizing movies related to elite child abuse, and snuff movies involving identifiable missing children or VIP’s. It is believed that perhaps as many as dozens of adverts relating to various and all types of behaviour may have been placed by police over the months in the magazine, with perhaps a total of up to 150 to 200 (or so) adverts appearing in each edition, with the most extreme examples originating from the police.
Some adverts in the magazine had at various times been actively seeking victims for such things as “play” kidnapping, suffocation, beatings and knife mutilation, and on the odd occasion, snuff films.
Nevertheless, merely advertising or responding to an advert in the magazine had often at times appeared as sufficient behaviour for being targeted.
Had the extreme and unlawful adverts appeared on behalf of private individuals, that would soon have been stopped and the culprits arrested. However, despite several raids by Manchester police claimed by Gay Galaxy operators – the last of which was reported by the magazine to have taken all computers and files- those adverts never ceased and continued to appear every month until closure of the magazine when all files had been taken.
Had those sort of extreme and unlawful adverts ever appeared in any other UK advertising source or publication before or since Galaxy? – Certainly not to my knowledge.

Since the ritual had been limited to three years for the actual (main) culling, and the purpose of the magazine was to swiftly and effortlessly seek and identify potential victims for the cull, (and particularly with the costs of running the magazine mounting all the time) full use would have been made of such an opportunity. It is believed that over 640 raids were initially carried out in that respect between 1983 and 1986.

[The possibility does also exist that during 1987 to 1989 with added 111 raids or interviews under code 9 perhaps in mainly the Manchester area] thus additionally achieving the code 3 – 777 total in home raids/ visits}.
“In Operation Spanner, the police had acted pro-actively through the use of gay magazines, to what was claimed __( by police and media)__ to be a child pornography or paedophile ring__________ however, details that emerged during the trial made it clear that this was not a child sex ring, and most of the actions involved were morality offenses rather than crimes.
The accused presented a plausible defense that their acts were consensual and victimless. only to have this dismissed by the judge. The media were thus able to present this as the conviction of a sex ring”.
Intimate Enemies: Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain
By Philip Jenkins

(scroll down).


After much research and piecing together many small remnants of relevant facts related to Operation Spanner and other related matters, we can confirm the Operation had been a satanic hexcraft 66 ritual pathway sacrifice and masonic training and initiation ritual spread over 6 years, with 66 potential defendants suiciding, with 666 suspected total victims, all at taxpayers expense. There were over 100 early deaths (believed to be 102). the numbers and statistics were all-important to the ritual.

The Operation had involved multiple agendas, but at the core, appears to have acted as initiation for many policemen, offering them the entrance to a higher personal masonic position, that would later offer the chances of promotion to a higher grade within the police services. The men had been assigned from both the Metropolitan and other provincial forces to undertake the cull of gay men whilst under the leadership of the newly-appointed Witchfinder. The 66 potential defendants suicidings {I refer to as code 6} would have perhaps served as training, with the other deaths {code 3} perhaps allowing them to use their own initiative [and possibly based partly on that of the victims] in relation to the deaths. The provincial forces had only been involved in other parts of the operation, and not the Spannermen operation/case, which had acted as cover. Other awards may have resulted based on individual performances in the ritual. “Witchfinding” indeed!
The deaths of the 66 are believed to have been completed by 1986, with the remainder of the deaths completing by September 1989[33]and 1990[3]. Thus the two murders mentioned on page 163 of “The Dirty Squad” may well have been two of the “early deaths” statistics of the operation:…&postcount=196

All matters, including total costs and statistics, had been falsely charged against the second part of the operation/case involving the Spannermen, thus seemingly eliminating evidence of any cull, but in doing so, inflating the Spannermen case out of all proportion. Thus the story of that case had been altered to accommodate that fact.


“Through the operational codes, 666+111=777 (completion), and 3+6=9+3( as 111)=12=3 (completion)”…&postcount=201


Colin Lasky 5 years
Forester and care worker 3 and half years
computer operator and ice cream vendor, 4 and half years
missile engineer and lay preacher 3 years
finance officer 33 months
pig breeder a year
4 suspended sentences
one fine
one probation
one conditional discharge…ation-spanner/

This equates to the following in months:

Colin Lasky 5 years = 60
Forester and care worker 3 and half years = 42+42
computer operator and ice cream vendor, 4 and half years = 54+54
missile engineer and lay preacher 3 years = 36+36
finance officer 33 months = 33
pig breeder a year = 12
4 suspended sentences
one fine
one probation
one conditional discharge
=369 months total ( = 18 = 666)
With the added deceased statistics (+ 3 as 111) = 777 / 369

“Occult Signatures
Operation Spanner = 1983 = 21 = 777 (369)
Start Date 1983 = 21 = 3
First part (cull) end date 1986 = 24 = 6
2nd part (cover story) ends 1989 = 27= 9″…&postcount=139

Under full reduction:

Colin Lasky 5 years = 60 = 6
Forester and care worker 3 and half years = 42+42 = 84 = 12 = 3
computer operator and ice cream vendor, 4 and half years = 54+54 = 108 = 9
missile engineer and lay preacher 3 years = 36+36 = 72 = 9
finance officer 33 months = 33 = 6
pig breeder a year = 12 = 3

= 639963
= 369 + 369 = 18 + 18 = 666 + 666


Mr. Williams’s letter to the Prime Minister of 1985 had been passed to the Home Office by Number 10 in June 1985 for action to be taken. However, the only action ever reported about the corruption involved an investigation 1n 1989 with Andrea Davison. So I do not believe that was the immediate result of action being taken. I believe the action that was taken on that letter was by switching the potential victims of any incarcerations to the visitors to the whistleblower’s address, thus perhaps throwing the ritual into disarray at that point. Mr. Greenwood was first interviewed in 1992.
Despite Number 10 being informed of the corruption in 1985 nobody had been interviewed prior to 1992, when the North Wales police stated publicly on BBC Wales News that the matter had not been referred to them until then.
The first Spannerman raids commenced December 1986, and targeting Colin Lasky at the start.

Perhaps closer to the truth of the matter is that the ritual/operation had not been thrown into disarray in any way at all by the choice of the Spannermen for the second part of that operation, and that the Spannermen had been selected for incarceration as possible defendants from December 1983, and that there may have possibly been attempts to obtain further information about them through the targeting of a visitor whose car had been parked outside the house in 1983 during the trespassing and surveillance by Bryn Alyn agent, and whom [the visitor] had sometime later been found dead in his home. If this were the case, with or without the visitor involvement, then the discovery of the video in early 1984 would possibly have sealed the deal in that respect.

The end date of September 1989 had been specified prior to 1983, and therefore the whole operation had been well ahead of schedule at all times, Following the raid upon Colin Lasky (December 1986) would have been where main targets had been identified and decided upon.

Although it may seem a little unclear and strange as to why a most borderline case that would normally be laughingly thrown out of court should have been chosen for the prosecution, rather than a perhaps more obvious and easier choice, such as fighting with knives as one example, we have to look at the background and the underlying intentions of the case. Although the operation had formed a ritual pathway and initiation in order to both attract wealth and to propel the initiate into a higher order in freemasonry, the choice of gay men, and for the Spannermen certainly, of gay S/M devotees, had been intended as to provide a limitation upon those freedoms which the men had previously enjoyed. To the puritan, there is nothing more ungodly and evil than enjoyment, particularly of the sexual kind.

A vote taken in the Church of England House of Laity in November 1987 – a motion by the Reverend Tony Higton – had sought to both criminalise homosexuality (and introduce “appropriate discipline” to bear upon homosexuals) and that is therefore a little unclear on the measures suggested (unpublished) that had indeed been passed in that House, and had then been rejected by the Houses of Bishops and Clergy, whom issued the following statement on homosexuality, which still represents the Church standpoint to this day:…7Sexuality.pdf…&postcount=208

The intention all along had been to outlaw homosexuality, so the November 1987 ruling had possibly been of some concern and disappointment in that respect. What better way to attack gay freedoms, if not by through direct criminalisation, then by whittling those freedoms down through the outlawing of a common sexual practice? I believe this had been the turning point of the operation indeed, and then the CPS had been afforded the two years in order to find a solution that would have the backing of the judges , and at the same time, to the greatest legal minds seem – albeit a little at odds with other case law, – debatable in legal terms, and thus disguise the reverse-engineering of the brotherhood involvement adequately.

I use the term “reverse-engineering” (for want of a better word) to indicate the difference between this case, and the normal procedure of brotherhood teamwork in the courts system of “fixing”. “Fixing” is where a defendant is wrongly found guilty or not guilty of a specific offence, or where a specific offence is identified, and wrongly attributed to the defendant. This had NOT been the case with Spanner.
There had been no specific offence to begin with as the law stood, so the greatest minds of the CPS had been engaged to find a solution within the two-year time limit. Neither had there been any victims, medical attention, illness, lasting injury, public place, publication, nor underage involvement in any of the acts. A reason for the incarcerations had to be found.

The procedure being unofficially put together back to front with a victimless crime is fairly unique in legal terms, but not unheard of.
The Andrea Davison Case is another that comes immediately to mind.
Both of these cases have links to the cover-up of the abuse of children “in care” in North Wales by politicians, police, organised criminal networks and the security services through masonic links.

Comment 376

Some Questions and Answers

Q1 – I would like to know the date
of the raid that sparked Operation

A1 – There was no raid that sparked Operation Spanner. The operation had been a cull of gay men, set within a six year long pre-scheduled satanic ritual involving masonic training and initiation from 1983 on, falsely costed with the addition of incarcerations and the alibi of an SM court case transposed as the operation from 1987. However, the initial raids on the Spannermen were first undertaken around December 1986 to January 1987, with the first being Colin Lasky, of South Wales – a semi-local visitor and good friend of Mr. Anderson – who himself was raided in March 1987 – these being the first of the 16 Spannermen raids. Sanctions were placed on all raided men to prevent them from contacting friends. Raids were carried out by Michael Hames and his teams, (State appointee – Detective Superintendent, Head of Obscene Publications / Church of England appointee – Office of the Witchfinder General)
The initial Spannermen video obtained by Manchester Police’s “Gay Galaxy” contact magazine (a magazine set up to select and identify victims for the culling) was in response to an advert in the magazine requesting to swap extreme SM videos with other advertisers. It is not known whether the video had been sent before or after the reciprocal exchange via a box number of the magazine. The tape had been sent in March or April 1984, and the magazine ceased trading that same year. No money had exchanged hands. Certainly it is believed that the whole operation from 1983 would have seized perhaps thousands of tapes from the (around) 666 raids/ searches carried out from that date, plus the addition of tapes forwarded by post to the magazine. The Chief of Police for Manchester – James Anderton, had been awarded a knighthood by the queen upon successful completion of the six-year long satanic ritual culling and the incarcerations.
December 1990 honours:…ent/1/data.pdf

The culling under code 6 of the operation ( involving alleged home suicides) had been specified to end in 1986, with the raids for the court case – the 16 Spannermen – then undertaken from that date. So it is quite possible papers / videos had been transferred from Manchester about that time (late 1986 to 1987)
The first raid and alleged suicide linked to the whistleblower’s address under code 6 of which we are aware was early 1984, shortly after the intrusion by John Allen security at the premises. However both the operation and the magazine had already been running for one year prior to this.
The culling under code 9 of the operation – ( involving outdoor secluded meetings/ unsolved murders) had an end date specified of 1989. Tracing/monitoring of those men selected and targeted would possibly have been necessary as the known magazine had ceased in 1984.

Q3 – The number of tapes that were seized during the raid?

A3 – As already stated, there was no initial raid, although the one on Colin Lasky was the first on any Spannermen. I do not know the number of tapes seized, but a total of around 400 films for all 16 Spannermen would sound about right in my opinion. The majority of the tapes were not of the Spannermen, with perhaps an average of 2 films per tape gives around two hundred tapes. There would possibly have been around 5 to 10 Spannerman tapes maximum, with a copy for each Spannerman being duplicated. If 7 were the correct figure then 7 x 16 = over 100 Spannermen tapes.

Q2 – Why the raid was carried out?

I believe this has been answered in Question 1, however the raid upon Colin Lasky had been due to the fact he had connections to an address of a Bryn Alyn whistleblower, and that he had previously forwarded the initial Spannermen tape. The specific selection of the visitors to that house had followed a letter from 10 Downing Street informing the whistleblower that the Home Office had then been assigned to dealing with the reported corruption notified to the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in 1985. Nevertheless, the corruption itself had not been investigated at all during that period, and neither had any correspondence nor contact followed that communication. Neither had there been any concern over the matter involving the abuse and murder of children from the same area 4 years later when it had been reported by Andrea Davison, after she had discovered some of the children were being sacrificed for highly priced snuff films, involving contracted agents of MI5.…1_archive.html

It is believed that the John Allen empire additionally had control over children housed at council-run homes, as there would appear to be evidence linking his minibus with state-operated childrens’ homes, in addition to his own homes:
Pimlico party trips:…&postcount=322


The Spanner Investigation had been launched following an “inquiry” into adverts in gay magazines. {at the end of the operation}

“It is understood the investigation, one of the largest by the obscene
publications squad, was launched following an inquiry into advertisements
in homosexual magazines.”…to-16-arrests/


Original Spannermen video was obtained by Obscene Publications Squad in London via one of their many anonymous gay contact magazine adverts: It had been inadvertently sent by request for an offered reciprocal vhs video swap of extreme SM to a box number in “Gay Galaxy” – [in other words, it had been sent to Manchester Police in early 1984, and passed to the OPB prior to the Spannermen raids, commencing December 1986 ].
Several Millions to hunt the men down? –No! – They already had the name and address of the sender (Colin Lasky). The other men on the videotape were identified by Colin during the raid on him in December 1986; possibly under threat of torture and murder charges and also as it was believed they had done nothing wrong or unlawful. Sanctions had been placed on him not to contact any of the other defendants.
The several millions in costs had been falsely transferred from the “Gay Galaxy” culling operation as it progressed. The original tape had therefore been received by the OPB from Manchester Police by December 1986 at the latest. [Code 9: of the operation {the Spannermen case} could not be undertaken until completion of the Code 6: {the main culling ending in 1986} for logistical reasons and that the main consecutively enacted codes of the ritual were in the order of 6 then 9 then 3].
The Spanner Case had also been an alibi (and a source/means of securing covert public funding) for the culling operation.

The magazine ceased trading in 1984-85 tax year. / The culling had two different sections./ The Operation Spanner knighthood.…&postcount=376

Comment 322

Ex North Wales victim talks about being trafficked by minibus at weekends for parties in Pimlico with “Variety Club Sunshine Coach” on the sides of the bus.
According to Denis Williams, the Bryn Alyn whistleblower, during the three days he spent at Bryn Alyn, he had sometimes been required to use a white minibus operated by the Bryn Alyn Community, which had been falsely marked as such on both sides of the vehicle with DIY self-stick lettering. The report he made was discussed and cherry-picked by the Tribunal in Chapter 21 of the Waterhouse Report, “Lost In Care” although it had never been acted upon in any way prior to 2014, despite the fact that the fall-out from the issuance of that report had been notified and responded to, by the Prime Minister’s office and the Commons in 1985.

PDF “Lost In Care”:
Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Abuse
of Children in Care in the Former County
Council Areas of Gwynedd and Clwyd since

Victim of MP paedophile ring talks about being trafficked at weekends in minibus marked as “Variety Club Sunshine Coach”


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