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Reconstructing The Spanner Operation 1983 to 1990

Nationwide ring


nationwide ring


There was no “Ring” of 82+ Men (see also here 4th paragraph down, and here)

The Spanner Case had also been an alibi (and a source/means of securing covert public funding) for the culling operation, through the fraudulent merging of the two unconnected matters into a fabricated/ falsely claimed “nationwide torture ring” , by way of the attachment (middle/page165) of the identities of the 66 deceased code 6 victims [Part 2 of the ritual-1983 to 1986] onto the Spanner case: See: The Original Video obtained by the OPB.

(We were just a) “group of friends – We never operated as a ring” – Tony Brown

Antony Brown (One of the Spannermen defendants) interviewed by Katie Sampson
for Independent Newspaper, 13th October 1996.

“Although I have always had sado-masochistic sexual fantasies, I am not a sadistic person by nature. I would never condone sadomasochistic activities involving serious harm or lack of consent and activities involving young people are abhorrent to me. SM is essentially about two people engaging in a role-play situation and depends on trust and co-operation. Far from being the “victim”, the submissive partner is, ironically, very much in control of what happens to him or her. I didn’t put my fantasies into practice until I met like-minded people in my mid-thirties. It began on a one-to-one basis and then the activities extended to a group of friends. Many of us were in long, stable partnerships and SM was a way of exploring our relationships; we never operated as a “ring”, as the judge sinisterly put it, and the thought of being raided never entered my head.

But one evening in November 1987, I returned home from my job as a civil servant to find 12 policemen raiding my house on the grounds that the premises were being used to store obscene material intended for publication for gain. They had found a video we’d made for ourselves of our SM sessions which was to form the main body of evidence against us during the trial. I was flabbergasted. I felt my life had been burgled.”

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It should also be remembered that:

1) NONE of the 16 “Spannermen” knew more than a few of the other 15. In other words, they had not been involved with any “ring” nor had all been personally connected at all. (A matter which has previously been stated by more than one Spannerman.)

2) It is also my belief that there had been a victim status prerequisite of Code 9 of the 369 ritual that 16 “innocent” men should be raided/ arrested initially*, with 15 brought to court and 9 of them later incarcerated for a total of 369 months in sentencing; so the severity of the charges would also have to seem to align with such a resultand in order for the correct statistics to be completed in compliance with the ritual. It therefore comes as no surprise that a fake and non-existent “nationwide ring” had been utilised to this effect. (Please also refer to Comment 164– under (3+3)+(3×3) – and Comment 401-639963 closure (-see under part 3B for the importance of the 6+9=15 x code 3). The purpose of the compilation tape I believe had always been to (falsely) add anonymous and untraceable snuff movies excerpts to the case, should that have also been later found to have become required/necessary prior to the trial, in order to provide greater leeway for sentencing, and in relation to the pre trial press releases. (*- as the jailing of “guilty” men would not necessarily have been strictly viewed as victimisation/shaming, nor humiliation of the nine men for ritual purposes – and as with the code 3 killings, where a swift death would not count/be rejected for ritual purposes, and a second attempt with a new victim would therefore be required). The rules existed in order to test the Witchfinder and all initiates, with failure a possible option, but at the same time not dependent upon any singular failure.

3) The 9 jailed men had been mostly composed of visitors+owner of the Harford address – the hidden intended target of this part of the operation, as an indirect hit on the whistleblower, to avoid the connection with Downing Street being obvious.

Start Date


“Operation Spanner was a police investigation……..” ?

– NO. – It was a Crown sacrificial ritual and culling operation of gay men involving summary executions, home ‘suicides’ and violent slaughter of over 100 innocent men, with an alibi of investigation into 16 men, SM and consent.

……”began in 1987 and ran for three years………” ?

– NO. – It began in 1983 and lasted for 7 years. It was not carried out in Manchester- it was a nationwide operation by the OPB. There was no related murder investigation ever ‘launched’.


(Oh, that’s a difficult one! – Let me guess now…. – Bad memory?/ They didn’t want Mummy to find out?/ They were too immature emotionally to face responsibility for their own actions?)

The Seven Year Long 777 Crown Sacrificial Ritual Timescale Now Exposed – 777=21=1983

Operation Spanner start date now additionally confirmed as 1983 (see video below); [with hundreds of nationwide raids involving several agendas in addition to the imposed sacrificial early deaths of over 100 men, mostly targeted and dated for summary execution through gay SM contact magazine adverts[officially referred to as the “inquiry” into advertisements in homosexual magazines] forming Crown secret society initiations and psychopathic training of policemen from around 14 police forces]


the Spannermen case investigation start date (the alibi with an official start date of 1987) now additionally confirmed as 1983.[Leading to the later Old Bailey show-trial of 15 innocent men with the closure/initialisation of the ritual and curse based on the resulting (but pre-determined) sentencing and ritual statistics]


With the assistance of 14 police forces nationwide, the OPB were alleged (as per alibi) to have been attempting to identify, and also criminalise/investigate the Spannermen from around 7 years prior to charges being brought. (7 years prior to September 1989) by “visiting hundreds of men over several years.(However, the truth is that police had at all times known the identity of the owner of the video; and the hundreds of raids were not related to the Spanner case at all, but to the operation)

[This video recollection is still just a cover story, but nevertheless more truthful than most! – and correct in stating the 7 year investigation of the Spannermen, but incorrect regarding the source of videos/ the purpose of the raids /any murder investigation/ and the falsely claimed pre-1984 police possession of the original video.

The Spannermen had never been chosen from a video in the first place. Identifying the men had never been a problem – but what they could possibly be accused of and charged with in order for 9 of them to be jailed for 369 months was.

It was also essential (for the cult) that the official cover story would only attempt to explain the Spanner case and not the earlier, concurrent and later secret cullings, nor the fact the whole operation had been a Crown sacrificial ritual; – so the period 1983 to 1986 had been wiped from the official “fairy tales” – (there were several), with all of them thus falsely declaring a 1987 start date, and just the Spanner Case and mostly the Manchester raids being claimed as the operation, thus both avoiding the real “operation” – (the 7 year long ritual and culling), whilst also inadvertently leaving hard evidence related to that timescale deletion in its wake.

The 111 Manchester raids (1987-1989) only referred to a small part of this massive nationwide ritual, and were undertaken by Manchester Police and not the OPB, and were not linked to any Spannermen, but used merely to increase the 666 raids statistics with 111 raids, and to place a 111 curse on gay men to achieve/signify the end code of 777 (closure).

1983 was the start date – I can personally confirm

The ‘investigation’ had been running for ‘about 7 years’ (prior to charging of the Spannermen in September 1989)See video (from 2020) at 11.00 to 11.40 minutes on – “How do we justify all this expense? – How do we justify all these years and years and years?” – from 12.00 minutes on.

The ‘Main Offenders’

(Note that the men had been targeted for prosecution 7 years before any possible reason could be given – They had therefore not been chosen (as victims) due to any perceived lawlessness, nor from any such acts recorded on video). Based on these facts alone, it also follows that the Spannermen could NOT possibly have been chosen as the ‘MAIN OFFENDERS, the nucleus of a circle of 82 men‘ (middle of page 165) involved in nationwide torture if they had not been breaking any law at the time. (There was no circle at all – they were just a small group of friends of perhaps around 8 to 10 men at most; and most only really knew a handful of the others).

There was no “large group of men” as stated on some websites. That had been a fabrication by the police.

“John Lovatt was part of the legal defence team for the victims of Operation Spanner, and is one of the founders and a trustee of The Spanner Trust (, which aims to decriminalise consensual BDSM and to defend the rights of consenting adults.” (With thanks to Douglas O’Keeffe).

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TheInquiry into Advertisements in Homosexual Magazines.’

The Scottish Herald, 19th September 1989

Sixteen men have been arrested after a two-year investigation by Scotland Yard’s obscene publications squad.

“They face a total of more than 100 charges/It is understood the investigation, one of the largest by the obscene publications squad, was launched following an inquiry into advertisements in homosexual magazines.”

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(Note the police ritual end code (‘9999’ of 369) date of the ritual (Sep.1989) is used for this announcement signalling the ritual is then passed to the Crown for closure.)


(In Operation Spanner), “the police had engaged in unusually proactive techniques, for example, responding to advertisements in gay magazines.”
Page 85, “Intimate Enemies: Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain”
By Philip Jenkins

However, there is no evidence referred to anywhere in the official Spanner Operation story offerings relating to correspondence via gay SM magazines. There is indeed an instance of the use of such adverts by the police, (though denied in their explanations involving a (non-existent) 1987 raid by Manchester Police), although only stated very early in the operation, related to the Spannermen original video however, being ‘surrendered’ to the OPB (via Manchester Police), but this only relates to the actual court case, and not the operation – which was a different and unconnected matter altogether, and carefully avoids the truth which has them soliciting the video by post via a Gay Galaxy advert in early 1984 in exchange for an extreme SM video. Nevertheless, we are told that the advert inquiry was undertaken/completed prior to the case, as the case was ‘following’ the inquiry. I do not believe the OPB had “been investigating gay SM” by contacting advertisers/responders to those adverts. Far from it – and the idea of them contacting various “SM masters” in order to experience a good beating, just doesn’t fit the bill – and there had been no such forthcoming revelations released on completion of the operation that would indicate such investigations had taken place at all. In addition, the prevailing attitude of the OPB appeared to be that they personally were of a higher morality and consciousness than those targeted, and that they had unfortunately been tasked with dealing with uncivilised sub-human beings who engaged in filthy, unsafe and soon-to-be-outlawed disgusting practices neither of use to humanity, nor Christian family values; and so the idea of them seeking information from such persons doesn’t wash. So why they had actually been using gay SM contact magazine adverts (to use or choose advertisers/responders from) remains hitherto officially unexplained without taking such underlying prevailing attitudes into consideration alongside their careful avoidance of referring to correspondence with gay SM advertisers. We do know of some of the adverts they had placed in one of those magazines however, but the official storyline fails to mention those actions of the operation. We also understand from more than one source that items may have been sold anonymously via adverts placed (as one example), but that would in itself prove inconsistent with any reason to respond to adverts. We are also led to believe that no prosecutions had resulted following completion of the unmentioned 650 (code 6) raids in 1986. Since the ‘adverts inquiry’ is claimed to have taken place prior to the actual Spannermen case, then it must therefore relate to the period of the 650 raids prior to the 16 Spannermen being added, as that amount of raids would indeed entail a few years of work. To have engaged in contact with advertisers/ responders of a magazine would suggest that those persons being engaged with had been especially chosen as having initially satisfied suitable criteria for OPB intervention; or, in other words, could or would be found guilty of a crime. So the idea that none of these contacts over a period of 4 years (from at least January 1983 to December 1986) had led to a prosecution; and hence to be of no further mention; rings alarm bells at the very outset. It is certainly stated that a total of 66 additional potential defendants had presumably been available during the Spannermen case, but at the same time they do appear to be somewhat unavailable where charges were concerned, and they were certainly confirmed to be not known by, and unconnected to any Spannermen either. That this particular tally also mirrors the number of ‘suicides’ (over 60) should therefore not be overlooked.

Presumably (a) The police could have arrested or raided anyone who had possibly committed an offence; and,
(b) the police had not used gay contact magazines to say,” Oh, Hello, how are you – this is the police.”
So, why had the police been proactively and covertly contacting innocent gay men from 1983 to 1986 by using a police-controlled gay dating magazine (Gay Galaxy -[and certainly others Post-1984]) to respond / advertise in? and secondly, why would they go to all that trouble? – Was it so that all traces of contact could be deleted afterwards? and perhaps also because the men had been possibly identified as having committed sodomy, and were perhaps seeking to be beaten or handcuffed – for example – by a like-minded suitable “contact” – but without them suspecting a whole team of hostile men would arrive for the “date”?
For what reason then were seemingly innocent men being targeted? – Was it because the restriction of the Witchfinder to traditional Common Law (as here incorporated under statute law) deemed those men guilty of a capital offence, (sodomy) and as human sacrifice under Common law was the underlying purpose of the operation?
Fourthly, do police make arrests before or after an operation? – The Spannermen case had been mounted at the end of the operation, not the beginning – (see the Herald link above) and the gay magazine “inquiry” had been the preceding part of Operation Spanner (see the Google Books link above)

So – if this had been the case, then why would the police go to such trouble with the code 6 sacrifices/slaughters from 1983 to 1986, in removing all “footprints”, when there had been no such protections with the 36 code 3 murders, from 1987 to 1990? (It was also alleged at the time (early 1985) by the presumed owner of ‘Gay Galaxy’, that all computers and files had been confiscated and never returned by Manchester police prior to, and resulting in closure of the magazine).

Well of course the police contact with the men during code 6 had been a well-known fact, (and mentioned in the “suicide notes”); and presumably it had been claimed they all “committed suicide” after a police (unpublicised) raid. So the various deaths (although canonical) would not be connected in any way, and each one would appear as a “one-off” locally, (and suicides are seldom reported in the media) whereas with the code 3 killings, there would be no evidence whatsoever to link the police as mostly isolated meeting areas devoid of other persons, or home killings with presumably plainclothes officers would be involved with the “unsolved murders”, so other existing gay SM contact magazines could initially be used anonymously with minimal risk for the violent attacks/executions, and it would be unlikely for most of these deaths to be connected when dispersal of victims had been on a nationwide basis, and the manner of the deaths had mostly been uniquely differing, save for the fact that perhaps occasionally some evidence would suggest that a group (team) of men may have been involved, or occasionally spotted, as with the West London Murders, 1989/1990.

Why has the alleged ‘inquiry’ and 650 nationwide raids from 1983 to 1986 been airbrushed from the official story, leaving only the additional and fabricated Old Bailey show trial on record, and nothing about the ritual/ operation?

Why have incorrect or rewritten details about the case been found placed on file after 30 years? Had this been carried out at the time?


The Training and Initiation of Psychopathic Behaviour:

At the top of page 163 of “The Dirty Squad”, by Michael Hames, are we looking at a boastful comment that simultaneously both explains what the Church of England “Christian Family Values” campaign (a.k.a:-“Operation Spanner”) was all about; and also one of the methods used by a “policeman” (and suspected Knight of the Realm of the Church of England Round Table) following his election to secretly forefront that campaign as an historical and traditional training exercise for policemen secret society initiates from both metropolitan and various provincial forces?

The 6,66,666 ritual pathway is claimed by one source to be the highest masonic achievement a layman may attain within the network. If that is so, then that may explain as to why the position of “Witchfinder General” (restricted to jurisdiction under common law) is still occasionally operative to this day. The numerical occult addition of the numbers contained within the sequence of the dates of the years would appear to be the deciding factor that determines as to when that appointment and sacrificial ritual should become available/ enacted.
If this is correct, then the “training” given by such an operation would appear to be concerned with the possible selection or perhaps advancement of the psychopathic behaviour of the chosen initiates, (in addition to sacrificial offerings made to Saturn, and any resulting accumulation of wealth on behalf of the Crown).

The knighthood awarded by the Queen(pdf download) to the Manchester Police Chief on completion of the Spanner trial in December 1990 says it all really; and rather neatly too.

There still exist over 100 desperate souls who died unexpectedly early who would wish their loved ones to know the manner and reasons for their demise, and over 60 of those who would wish their remaining loved ones to know that they did not commit suicide as was officially claimed and recorded at the time.

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