Earlier this week, we discussed the troubling phenomenon of paedophiles who hide their crimes against children behind the mask of “whistle-blower”.
As if on cue, yesterday we learned that yet another “whistle-blower” with links to Sabine McNeill and Belinda McKenzie has been sentenced to a 10-year hospital direction order, having previously pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, and to possessing an offensive weapon, along with 12 counts of sexually assaulting a girl under 14 in Liverpool in the 1970s.
‘I could really do with a cup of tea’
Mr Bellett, a pensioner living in Garnant, was arrested in December 2016, after he armed himself with a knife and confronted a local pharmacist whilst ranting about conspiracy theories, according to Wales Online:
Paul Hobson, prosecuting, said at lunchtime on December 5, 2016, Bellett took a kitchen knife to his local pharmacy in Garnant, near Ammanford.
He waited until he was alone with the pharmacist, Michael Irons, and then confronted him about what he believed was Mr Irons’ “culpability” in the over-prescription.
When he didn’t get the answers he wanted, he “lunged” at his victim and tried to stab him in the stomach. …
The court heard the pharmacist took evasive action, and Bellett’s knife went through his arm instead, causing heavy bleeding.
There was then a scuffle between the two men, and Bellett grabbed his victim’s head and tried to gouge his eyes. …
Bellett stayed in the shop, and called the police to tell them what he had done – adding that he would explain why when they arrived.
The court heard officers were soon on the scene, and Bellett said to them: “I could really do with a cup of tea. I know that is an unusual thing to say after stabbing someone.”
In his subsequent interview he said the medical profession was over-prescribing him medication, and he took the knife to the chemist shop intending to cause the pharmacist a serious injury in order to draw attention to the issue because “a scratch would not have done any good”.
According to the Carmarthenshire Herald, Mr Bellett “stabbed Michael Irons so viciously the four inch knife went through his left arm and he had to be flown by air ambulance to Morriston Hospital”. Doctors estimate he lost more than a pint of blood. Mr Irons stated in his victim impact statement that he was so horrified by the unprovoked attack that he found it “almost unbearable” to return to the pharmacy where it had occurred.
Mr Bellett also admitted to having sexually molested a six-year-old girl in the 1970s, when he was in his 20s. In her victim impact statement, the girl, now a mother, described her reluctance to hug her own children, which she attributes to the trauma of having been molested by Mr Bellett.
The psychiatrist who has been treating Mr Bellett for the past year said that his patient has a delusional disorder, from which he was suffering at the time of the attack.
“However, he was aware of his actions, and he planned the assault—it was not a crazed attack”, he said.
The Association of McKenzie Friends connection
When we reported Mr Bellett’s arrest last year, a commenter pointed out that Mr Bellett had been treasurer to the Association of McKenzie Friends as recently as 2012: In last year’s article in the South Wales Guardian, which reported Mr Bellett’s arrest, Sabine commented,
I have known Peter Bellett for many years, since he came to meetings at the House of Commons that I organised.
As a result, I published a blog for him – with his little book “Simply My Truth”: http://www.peterbellett.wordpress.com for him.
You may want to see Peter’s action in the light of his life’s experiences, and not just as an isolated incident, just as the pharmacist and the Mayor are portrayed here in the light of their professional activities.
Mind the Gaps: between short- and long-term thinking, the memory of social media and the quick pace of mainstream media!…
Sabine K McNeill
Publisher of 33 websites promoting Open Justice
So not a thought for the pharmacist then?
And in an article on the blog she created for Mr Bellett, Sabine wrote:
It seems that Sabine actually believes that Mr Bellett viciously stabbed Mr Irons “to expose organised white collar crime”. Is this what earned him his “whistle-blower” status?
Shockingly, she writes, “We would NOT be in this position today, had all the relevant authorities acted as they should have… Where does the blame lie? Who’s responsible when victims of white collar crimes don’t get justice??? What has happened so that speaking the truth has become a crime?”
In other words, she appears to believe that Mr Bellett was not responsible for nearly murdering Mr Irons—it was all the fault of the “relevant authorities” who failed to act “as they should have”.
We wonder what excuse she will invent to let Mr Bellett off the hook for having sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl? Or perhaps she won’t bother trying to excuse him. After all, he fits right in with the growing collection of convicted paedophiles and violent criminals on Sabine and Belinda’s roster of friends.