| Peter Hayman |
|Born||14 June 1914|
|Died||9 April 1992 (Age 77)|
Peter Hayman joined MI6 aged 40, in 1954. He rose though the ranks until working as UK High Commissioner in Canada from 1970-74, when he officially retired, but is suspected to have become Deputy Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service. Previously he was director general of British Information Services in New York 1961-64 and deputy commandant of the British Military Government in West Berlin 1964-66.
Hayman was knighted in 1971 for his work in HM Diplomatic Service.
In October 1978, Hayman supposedly left a package of paedophilia-related materials on a London bus, naming him as "Peter Henderson". Police traced this back to him[How?] he was investigated for paedophilia but never charged. It is uncertain whether he was Deputy Chief of MI6 at the time.
In 1981, Hayman was named in the House of Commons as a paedophile by Geoffrey Dickens MP. In April 1981 Sir Michael Havers, the Attorney General, said in parliament that while Hayman was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, he was never a member of the executive committee, so was not prosecuted as others were for publishing contact advertisements.
Later, on 29 November 1985, Dickens complained in the House of Commons that he had suffered harassment following his naming of Hayman. "The noose around my neck grew tighter after I named a former high-flying British diplomat on the Floor of the House. Honourable Members will understand that where big money is involved and as important names came into my possession so the threats began. First, I received threatening telephone calls followed by two burglaries at my London home. Then, more seriously, my name appeared on a multi-killer's hit list." The Independent newspaper in February 2013 could find no corroboration for Dickens' claims in 1985.
In 2014, a man identified as 'Nick' claimed to have been abused by a number of VIPs in a luxury apartment complex, from 1979-1982, when he was aged 11. He identified Peter Hayman from photos. The same informant told police that that he saw a child being killed at those parties. The Metropolitan Police publicly described the allegations at the time as "credible and true", but no arrests were made as a result of a 2 year investigation of the allegations, and the accuser was later identified as Carl Beech, who was himself jailed for child sexual offences, perverting the course of justice & fraud in July 2019.
In 1984, Hayman was convicted for an act of gross indecency in a public lavatory.
|Thomas Hetherington||“The DPP at the time, Sir Thomas Hetherington, agreed not to prosecute [Peter] Hayman, the late senior diplomat and MI6 officer, at a private meeting with his solicitor, Sir David Napley, who pleaded with the country’s top prosecutor to let his client off being charged with distributing obscene material through the post. The disclosures are contained in a statement by Jeremy Naunton, a solicitor who worked on the case in the DPP’s office, for the inquiry into child sexual abuse. The statement is set to be presented to the inquiry panel next Wednesday when Naunton is due to be called to testify during the third week of hearings in its Westminster investigation."”||Thomas Hetherington|
|22 March 2019|
- "Ex-spook admits giving ‘big, big’ names to sex dossier MP"
- 'British diplomat named in child porn case' United Press International, March 18, 1981, Wednesday, PM cycle, SECTION: International, DATELINE: LONDON
- "Ex-envoy tied to child porn". The Spokesman-Review. 19 March 1981. Retrieved 23 February 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
- "Mr Henderson – who was, in fact, Sir Peter Hayman, long-time deputy director of MI6"
- "Ex-MI6 chief named as sexual abuser of boys at Dolphin Square"
- "Why Sir Peter Hayman was not named". The Times. London. 7 April 1981. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
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- Colin Brown (7 April 1981). "Havers denies special treatment for Hayman". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
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- "Tory MP warned of powerful paedophile ring 30 years ago". Independent. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
- Police Say They Believe Man Who Says A Conservative MP Killed A Boy At Child Sex Party saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- "Obituary: Sir Peter Hayman". The Times. London. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2 July 2014.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").