It’s been some time since we had news about Sabine McNeill’s convicted paedophile friend Brian Pead, but we learned yesterday that he has been arrested yet again, on another breach of restraining order.
Mr Pead, who is prevented by restraining order from contacting his daughter or grand-daughter, has a long history of alleging that he is the victim of police corruption.
In a recent “open letter” to London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, Mr Pead enumerated any number of ways in which he believes he has been maltreated.
In relation to his current circumstances, he wrote:
I do not think it will have escaped you that I mentioned earlier that a Restraining Order was issued against me contrary to the rule of law on 01 November 2011 for a period of 18 months.
I regret to inform you that the Police are still claiming that it is active. No paperwork to support their lies is ever produced. I am also presently banned from the entire London Borough of Bexley (where my family live) because the police are perpetuating the myth that I am a danger to my family and that they need protecting. The only people my family need protecting from are corrupt police officers.
It seems that Mr Pead’s daughter would beg to differ.
Over the years, Mr Pead has found multiple creative ways to breach the order prohibiting him from contacting his daughter and grand-daughter, including recruiting unwitting accomplices to hand-deliver written material to their address. This time, he managed to dupe an 83-year-old associate of the controversial millionaire farmer Tony Martin, who in 1999 shot dead a teenager who was burgling his home, and seriously injured his accomplice. Mr Pead convinced the elderly lady to write to his daughter on his behalf. When the police turned up at her residence, they were able to arrest Mr Pead, and collected a mass of evidence.
Surprising as it may seem, when he is not being arrested and cooling his heels in custody, Mr Pead acts as a McKenzie friend, accompanying people to court in order to not represent them at all, no, no—and he most definitely did not respond to a judge’s query as to whether he was acting as counsel to the accused by stating yes, because that would have been impersonating a barrister, and that would have been a very, very bad thing.
No, he said he was a “counsellor“, but the judge misheard him. It was all a stitch-up, not Mr Pead’s fault at all.
In fact, Mr Pead has stated in his letter to Commissioner Dick, that he is completely not guilty of “allegedly impersonating a barrister (I have acted lawfully as a McKenzie Friend for Tony Martin and others) – when I have never spoken on another person’s behalf in Court, I have never worn a wig or gown in Court and never portrayed myself as a barrister at all”.
Nor, he states, was he guilty of the crime for which he was convicted, “the incitement of a female aged 14 to engage in sexual activity (s.10 Sexual Offences Act 2003) – there never was a female and the SOA requires there to have been a ‘Person B’ to have been incited”. In fact, the “Person B” in the case was an undercover police officer.
Mr Pead is currently in custody in Bromley, Kent. We will continue to follow this story.