Police Whistleblowers’ Group Raises Concerns about Jon Wedger and Maggie Oliver

The Independent Police Support Group, which has existed since 2004 to provide “moral support and guidance to police whistleblowers or those who have been bullied”, has posted a statement raising concerns about the self-declared status of Jon Wedger and Maggie Oliver as “police whistleblowers”.

Oliver is the more famous of the two: she is widely respected for her role in exposing the Rochdale “grooming gang”, and she is today a fully fledged celebrity: a year ago she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, and she has just ended 2018 by doing panto at the Benn Hall in the town of Rubgy (billed as “Rochdale whistleblower”, which is a bit dark for light entertainment).

Wedger, though, has also featured in the media, most notably in the Sunday Express, and he has been endorsed by his local MP, Mike Penning. I’ve written about him on this blog a number of times due to his associations with conspiracy theorists, including promoters of the Hampstead Satanic Ritual Abuse hoax and figures on the fringe right (one video promoted on his website is titled “Insight UK Column – Support for Tommy Robinson”). Oliver has spoken warmly of Wedger in at least one video where they appear together, and her endorsement may help mainstream Wedger’s activism.

The statement, by the IPSG’s Julian King, is titled “The Whistleblowing Bandwagon”, and it raises a number of issues. These include:

  • Inconsistent accounts: “With regards to Maggie’s case there is this glaring difference as to the reason she left the force, having known Mr Wedger for 4 years and each being a listening ear for each other according to video footage, it is still unclear as to what actually happened or why different versions have been given.”
  • The question of why neither Wedger nor Oliver have ever “sought to use their right to take their respective police forces to an employment tribunal with regards to their treatment”, and why Wedger says police officers have no legal protections: “This is not true when whistleblowing is involved as police officers are covered by section 191 of the Employment rights Act 1996 and the Public Interest Disclosure Act.”
  • Wedger’s silence about his allegations for several years: “We would have expected Jon to have formally challenged the corrupt behaviour by his boss at that time…. Staying silent for so many years especially; with regards to the seriousness of the matters alleged is not an option for a police officer.”
  • An allegation of Satanic Ritual Abuse made against a chief constable on the basis of Wedger providing King with “a section” of the RAINS list, which “appeared to contain everyone and their uncle so has to be treated with caution” (more on RAINS here).
  • Wedger providing inaccurate accounts of whistleblowing by other officers, in particular King: “no efforts have been made to correct the information”.
  • Wedger’s complaint that he was not promoted for his police work: “police officers know that everyone goes through the same promotion system by completing Sergeants exams and applying for a selection board when suitably qualified.”
  • Wedger’s claims to have a network of whistleblowers supporting him: “none appear to have supported him publicly recently and it is interesting that the posters being displayed [at a protest event] show just 3 officers, Jon and two senior officers Mike Veale and Bob Quick. The senior officers do not appear to be whistleblowers.”

12 Responses

  1. There is definitely lots of pedophilia going on and certainly lots of cover ups eg by doing false flags .

    And all the things you state which happens to him one would expect in a cover up . He would obviously not want to end up like jill dando . Why would he bring this trouble on himself ?

    You infer bad motives on him without evidence in the same way that you accuse him of .

    I saw him being interviewed by David Steele the ex CIA man – I did not see what you infer.

    Who blew the whistle on Saville over 30-40 years –
    no one – so it happens – cover ups happen – very clever ones .

    Are you part of the cover , John ?

    • David Steele: another fantasist who attends those ridiculous phony “public inquiries” organised by con artists with disbarred barristers and Bali grifters.
      As for this “lots of pedophilia going on and certainly lots of cover-ups”- where is your proof and evidence and have you taken it to the authorities and if not, why not?.
      And how do you know it’s going on as you allege?. You know people connected to pedophilia?. If you make such claims you need to back it up. Do so and do it now.

      • You would not be fit to lick David Steele’s boots.

        Are you telling me there is no pedophilia going on and that the pedos dont really want to cover up their satanic perversions – lol – you gave away your job , a shill for pedo coverups , your’re not even a clever shill – you should be sacked.

        Was Jimmy Saville just a DJ ? lol What about Cyril Smith MP or Peter Hayman of MI6

        I have seen trolls for many things – but being troll for
        hiding pedo crimes must be from the lower regions of hell ,what do you get paid to sell your soul ?

        You will end up with the same eternal penalty as those who do it – if not already .

  2. You ask excellent questions.

    I had tons of respect for Maggie Oliver but I’m afraid it’s reduced significantly since I saw the panto poster where she’s billed as the ‘Rochdale Whistleblower’. She’s using her past (which involves serious child abuse cases) to enhance her celebrity status. Let’s face it – it’s in poor taste at minimum. It all looks stage managed and she should sack her publicist.

    • “Let’s face it – it’s in poor taste at minimum. It all looks stage managed and she should sack her publicist.”

      Frankly, Viv, anyone who seeks celeb or sainthood status on the basis of highlighting child abuse is a bit of a **** full stop.

      • For the sake of the exposure and charging of abused
        kids I dont care if she does panto . Any activity is a breath of fresh air compared to the abuse of children .

        This is the crime that Jesus condemns “….better for them to hang a millsone round their neck and jump in the nearest sea …….” , this will come true

      • As you can see by the response, the fanaticism of the cult-like fans of Oliver & Wedger (who, repeat have never exposed anything) is so intense they can actually weave TV appearances into some bizarre way of “saving children”.
        I think Oliver was possibly a very good cop but working on sensational case was not done in isolation. When victims approach the police over serious sex allegations an entire team springs into action and uses all the decades of facilities and resources the police have and they work as a unit. Traditionally in these very serious investigations all who worked on them share the praise if they are successful. We have no proof of Oliver’s claims she ran the show and when ex-officers make such claims they take a great risk as the many others who work on a case get pretty pissed off.
        That will become evident when the infamous ‘Nick’ goes on trial as you can be sure there are a handful of aggrieved coppers just awaiting their time to drop a bucket on a certain high profile ex-cop TV host who has made similar claims to Oliver & Wedger.

    • How can she be a whistle-blower when what she did was work on a case as a police officer? Does that mean every cop in the land is a “whistle-blower”?. What has she actually whistle-blown? She did work on a very important case but like all ex-coppers who claim they did all the work it automatically exposes them as suspect. Dozens of detectives work on serious sex assault cases and it’s shocking insult when these ex-cops pop up and take credit for all the work knowing full well that The Met & other forces are forbidden because of privacy rights to reveal an ex-copper’s work or reasons for leaving the force. Tabloids of course jump on any hyperventilated claim and publish guff knowing full well nothing can be proved or disproved. As for this Wedger bloke- another who has not revealed a single crime. Making claims like there are “establishment pedophile rings” or Aliens on the other side of the Moon is not “whistle-blowing”- it’s making an unproved claim. And they need to tread very carefully just as another ex-cop who built his fame on the Savile matter. There are plenty of still working police officers who get pretty pissed off about ex-plods who demean their work by attempting to take all the credit. They sit quietly and bide their time.

      • Whistle blowers are those who insist on working on a case even when they have been told to leave it alone .
        They bravely expose the crime and can lose everything for it . So you said a very sill thing .
        Why would working on a case make them suspect – another silly thing you said.

        Does no one oversee your daft trolling .

        Why do cops pop up and take the credit when there is no credit for whistle blowing ??

        There are no aliens on the other side of the moon but there are certainly establishment pedo rings .
        Poor psyop – what about flat earth theory have you got that psyop in your wee troll booklet .

        I am sure any decent cop will admire wedger’s bravery. Why not wake up to the fresh air of a decent job .

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  4. Put aside your fantasy Charles Allen about having me lick grifter Steele’s boots and come up with the facts.
    All you are doing is making claims without a scintilla of proof and seizing upon past allegations which have nil to do with “whistle-blowing” by either Wedger or Oliver who again- have made unproved claims.
    No evidence, no facts- just claims. What are they waiting for? Have they taken their claims to the authorities?. Have you?.
    And why do these self -appointed “whistle-blowers” always ask for money like Wedger did just so he could go on a biking holiday? What’s that all about?. I reckon people who solicit donations on the net on the back of child abuse are pretty suspect.

  5. THE HAMPSTEAD CASE IS NOT A HOAX. HAVE YOU LISTENED TO THE KIDS’ DETAILED AND CONSISTENT TESTIMONIES? WHY , IF COACHED, SHOULD THEY HAVE ACCUSED THEIR MUM’S PARTNER, TOO, SAYING HE HAD BEATEN THEM IN SOME OCCASIONS? WHY DIDN’T THE JUDGE LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR WHO CONFIRMED THE SIGNS OF SODOMY?
    WHY WAS THERE NO SERIOUS INVESTIGATION?PLEASE BE LOGICAL… AND HONEST. OR VANISH

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