For some time now, we’ve been speculating about the outcome of Ella’s appeal to the IPCC regarding the police investigation of cult abuse allegations in September 2014. Based on a few excerpts from the report, leaked by Drifloud on Twitter, we were able to surmise that things had not gone the way Ella and Abe would have preferred.Turns out we were correct: in fact, Abe and Ella have had the report in hand since mid-March, and have now set up another website dedicated to their appeal of the new findings.
Apparently some people just can’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
Ella wanted for child abuse
However, they’ve published the entire report, and it does contain some very interesting titbits of information:This isn’t really a shocker: Ella is wanted by UK police for child abuse.
Given that she stood by while her new boyfriend beat, kicked, suffocated, threatened, and tortured her two children into saying what he wanted them to, it would be surprising if Ella weren’t facing child abuse charges should she return to the UK. However, it’s nice to see it right there in print.
The police drive-round
One piece we hadn’t expected, though, came from the description of the police drive-round to enable the children to identify where they’d allegedly been abused: If you’ve read Mrs Justice Pauffley’s judgement from 19 March, 2015, you’ll remember that Abe took the children out the night before the police drive-round.
He and Ella attempted to keep this secret from police at the time—most likely because they were fully aware that this would constitute evidence of coaching, and would give away their entire scheme. We note that the IPCC official takes a rather more lenient view, suggesting that Abe and Ella might have believed they were being helpful.
However, if that were the case, would they not have told police about it without having to be confronted? Their secretiveness gives them away.It appears that a ‘concerned member of the public’—presumably the taxi driver?—reported to police that Abe was discussing decapitation and forcing the girl to repeat the litany he’d drilled into her during the Morocco trip.
“You know she’s a baby killer,” he said to the driver. Then, talking to the girl, he said, “What do you do after you kill babies?” The girl replied, “I eat them”. “What do you do after you eat them?” “I drink their blood”. “What does your dad do to you?” “Sex”.
According to the witness, the little girl appeared distressed, and well she ought. Imagine being a child and having your mother’s boyfriend announce to perfect strangers that you are a ‘baby killer’, and then force you to repeat those grisly details…it really beggars belief.
Abe: Just out of prison
And this is the first time we’ve seen any official recognition of what we’ve heard from various unofficial sources: not only that Abe had a lengthy prison record, but that he had just come out of prison at the time he and Ella began living together.
Once again, this raises the issue of Ella’s fitness as a mother. While we realise that having been in prison does not necessarily make a person unfit to be around children, surely a mother who cared for her children as much as Ella claimed to would want to exercise due caution when entering any new relationship?
This is only the very beginning of the IPCC investigation report, and we’ll be covering it in greater detail over the next several days. Stay tuned!