| Peter Hayman |
|Born||14 June 1914|
|Died||9 April 1992 (Age 77)|
Sir Peter Hayman was a British diplomat and spy.
Peter Hayman joined MI6 aged 40, in 1954. He rose though the ranks until working as British 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 1984, Hayman was convicted for an act of gross indecency in a public lavatory.
- "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.
- "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.
through his membership of PIE or otherwise
- Colin Brown (7 April 1981). "Havers denies special treatment for Hayman". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
Sir Peter was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange
- "Tory MP warned of powerful paedophile ring 30 years ago". Independent. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- "Obituary: Sir Peter Hayman". The Times. London. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2 July 2014.