How Corrupt Officials are plundering the Assets of the Elderly



  • York social worker Robert Hofschröer and his two adult children Diane and Martin have been served with a court injunction preventing them from fraudulently selling their own mother’s / grandmother’s house after unlawfully evicting her and stealing her valuables.
  • Grandma B’s solicitors have  now served them with Particulars of Claim for damages.
  • North Yorkshire Police and the City of York Council are continuing to give these abusers and criminals their full support.

UPDATE – 20 August 2013


Please don’t forget to sign this petition:


Our thanks go to all those who have so far. This is William W’s comment:

This is a total outrage, how anyone can do such EVIL to someone like Grandma B, just leaves me with no words, to express my disgust. These despicable corrupt officials, politicians and police, should all be sent to JAIL, there they belong. Also if Mrs May the Home Secretary, does not do her job, then it will look like yet one more Government cover up. If that is the case then I feel that Mrs May, should join these CORRUPT and EVIL people in JAIL.”

Ann M. added:

“I’m incensed that this blatant organised crime and violation of human rights is allowed to happen; and that the citizens of North Yorkshire, who are funding these domestic terrorists through their taxes, are silent and inactive. What are they waiting for?!”



Lord Maginnis of Drumglass has kindly tabled a series of Questions in Parliament on this case, as the corrupt politicians and officials involved in the Abuse of Grandma B, now into its fifth year, have failed to see that it is stopped. However, the government will not accept responsibility for dealing with official corruption.

Lord Maginnis’s question can be seen on video, a few minutes after the beginning:


Among the more revealing questions – to which the government evaded giving any proper answers – were:

“The Hofschroer case has been on my desk for several years now. A widow in her 80s was dispossessed of her home in a way that implies collusion between certain family members and the Social Services. A son who has come to the rescue has been harried by the North Yorkshire police (that particularly dubious constabulary merits careful investigation) to the extent that he and his aged mother have been pursued through an Interpol warrant to their “refuge” in Austria.


“Does anyone in authority care that social services and police in North Yorkshire have conspired in the persecution of Mrs Hofschroer and her son? Are details of dismissals, forced retirements and other shady and costly measures pertaining to North Yorkshire Police available to legislators in Parliament?


None of the accused, including chief officers of the notorious North Yorkshire Police, who covered up for Jimmy Savile and other abusers for 50 years, the senior management of the City of York Council, its Labour leadership and the Common Purpose graduates running its Social Services department have denied their complicity in the serious crimes they have committed against a now 84 year-old invalid and her carer.

A number of other Lords also spoke on Police corruption over the course of the question and later in the day.  One made reference to Lord Maginnis’s concern over Grandma B and raised concerns of “systemic corruption at all levels”, the involvement of corrupt police officers “in all types of crime”, and how Police Professional Standards Departments and Police Authorities “aligned themselves” with the accused police officers against the complainant.

The transcript of this session in Parliament can be read on:

Speaker:Lord Maginnis of Drumglass : 3 Lords debates

Police: Misconduct and Corruption – Question (15 May 2012)


Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when it is appropriate for the Home Office to intervene directly in matters of police discipline and incidents of police corruption, and whether current delegated arrangements are proving adequate.

Police: Misconduct and Corruption – Question (15 May 2012)


Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, does it not all boil down to the fact that the coalition Government have no real concept of hands-on responsibility or of timely decision-making and believe that by delegation they can wash their hands of responsibility? Are the Gary McKinnon and widow Hofschröer cases, respectively awaiting justice for 10 years and three years, not examples of a Government who could not care less?

Queen’s Speech – Debate (4th Day) (15 May 2012)


Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, in so far as I intend to pursue in more detail the issue that I raised earlier at Oral Questions, I want to make it clear that I am not anti-police. Concurrently with my first employment as a schoolmaster, I became a special constable and served for seven years. Later, as an Army officer, I had responsibility for joint planning and liaison with the police, and that during our…

Hofschröer : 2 Lords debates

Police: Misconduct and Corruption – Question (15 May 2012)


Lord Henley: …its decisions. The noble Lord went on to mention two cases. Gary McKinnon has nothing to do with any allegations of police corruption because his case is purely about extradition. The case of the Hofschroer family is, as the noble Lord knows, a matter that has gone to the IPCC. It is a matter for it to produce its decision and if those involved in that case do not like that decision, they…

Queen’s Speech – Debate (4th Day) (15 May 2012)


Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: …to pursue this elderly lady all the way to her son’s home in Austria. Does anyone in authority care that social services and police in North Yorkshire have conspired in the persecution of Mrs Hofschröer and her son? Are details of dismissals, forced retirements and other shady and costly measures pertaining to North
Yorkshire Police available to legislators in Parliament? No. Basic justice…


We do hope this leads to the mass arrest of all corrupt police officers, council officials and politicians  in North Yorkshire.


An eminent barrister has just sent us the following comment,

“If you wrote to me, alleging that I had been guilty of one or more of the offences which you persistently set out in detail, and in demanding my arrest, I would immediately pass that to my lawyers, who would write to you either threatening a writ for libel, if not the writ itself, or going to court to obtain an injunction against you, or bring a criminal action against you for harassment, or whatever else the legal brain could devise.  What is astonishing, in the many months in which you have been firing off your emails to police and officials, is that not one of them has responded with a legal threat against you.  That tells its own story.

This is very much the theme of this blog. None of the corrupt officials accused here of committing serious criminal offences against an 84 year-old invalid are disputing the allegations that they are corrupt officials committing serious criminal offences against an 84 year-old invalid. These are the people now running the once proud country of Britain…


Grandma B is now 84 years old. She is wheelchair-bound and very frail. The past five years of her life have been horrendous. She lost her husband of 60 years, but that was the easy part. She has also been the victim of sustained and systematic abuse in which she has been defrauded of her house, subjected to threats and harassment because she will not hand over her life savings to her abusers, then unlawfully evicted from her house and stranded abroad, with her abusers trying, fortunately unsuccessfully, to fraudulently sell her house.

You may well ask who would do such an awful thing to a little, old lady in a wheelchair. Sadly, most abuse takes place within the family and this is very much the case here. The main abusers are Grandma B’s older son, his wife and her two adult grandchildren.

Grandma B’s younger son was working abroad when he noticed something was very wrong. He immediately rushed back home, where his worst fears were confirmed. While he was travelling, his 87 year-old father was admitted to hospital with a serious heart complaint caused by neglect. His mother too was seriously ill due to neglect. His older brother and his family lived just around the corner, but had done little to help Grandma B and her very sick husband.

A year before this, Grandma B and her husband had signed over their house to the older son and his family on the understanding they would care for them. Their younger son agreed to this, because he was living and working abroad and could not provide the level of care needed. Hardly was the ink on the agreement dry when the older son and his family started running Grandma B and her husband down, hoping they would pass on as soon as possible.

When, in April 2008, the younger son arrived in the parental home, he was horrified by what he saw. He dropped what he was doing, gave up his job and home and became the full-time carer for his parents. His father led a full and happy life in his last months. His mother’s physical health has improved dramatically since the younger son took over her care.

As soon as the younger son took over the care of his parents, the older son and his family started a campaign of harassment designed to drive him out of the parental home and to seize control of their finances. Matters reached such a level in September 2008, that the younger son reported the criminal offences to the police and the abuse to social services.

What followed from there can only be described as a nightmare. The police made several attempts to arrest the carer on the basis of false allegations, while social services fabricated allegations against him in an attempt to have his powers of attorney revoked and the care of his parents placed in the hands of their abusers.

A few days after the younger son made his complaint, the police arrived at the parental home to investigate a complaint he has “stolen” his parents’ money. They had no evidence to support this allegation made by the abusers, but refused to record a complaint of harassment by the abusers.

Social services blocked all attempts at getting the abuse investigated. Grandma B’s social worker made a false allegation of assault against her carer, an unfit, middle-aged man. Social services withdrew this allegation when they were shown evidence that the social worker was a black-belt in martial arts. His claim to have been overpowered and physically ejected from the parental home without injury looked a little ridiculous, to say the least.

On the morning Grandma B’s husband of 60 years died, the police unlawfully raided her house. They allowed her abusers to charge in, assault her and bawl insults at her over her husband’s still warm corpse. When her carer stood between her and her abusers to protect her, the police officers pushed him out of the way and threatened to arrest him.

In the following months, the abusers stalked Grandma B, attempted to break into her house and send her abusive letters. The police refused to uphold the law and arrest the criminals in question.

An independent investigation into Social Service’s handling of the case criticised them and required them to reopen the safeguarding investigation. Months later, they did, but the police and Social Services withheld all evidence of abuse.

Instead, they fabricated abuse allegations against the carer and applied to the Office of the Public Guardian to have his powers of attorney annulled. The Office of the Public Guardian established the allegations made by Social Services were false and rejected the application.

Grandma B then went on her wheelchair to a local council meeting to hand out a leaflet protesting about the way the police and social services were treating her. Her local ward councillors set police officers in stab-vests on to her, threatening to arrest her for distributing a “defamatory” leaflet. When her carer pointed out that defamation is a civil matter and not a police matter, the officers looked a little flummoxed, but still tried to prevent her from exercising her democratic right of peaceful protest. Grandma B is a veteran of the Second World War and stood her ground. When her carer called out to the police sergeant attending the meeting in front of the 30 or so members of the public present that she should arrest these officers for harassing a vulnerable person, they beat a hasty retreat. The sergeant refused to uphold the law.

Instead, two days later, the local police fabricated the first Harassment Warning against her carer.  A couple of weeks later, they fabricated a second warning and were clearly intending to fabricate a third, at which point the carer could have been arrested. A file recently obtained from the Office of the Public Guardian shows this was planned to be on Christmas Day 2009, when the main abuser and corrupt police officers were planning to raid Grandma B’s house – unlawfully again, of course.

In the ensuing two years, the carer’s legal representatives both in Britain and abroad have made dozens of requests for sight of the evidence to support these unsigned, undated harassment warnings which are not legally valid. The police have produced nothing other than excuses and have refused every opportunity to sign these warnings for fear of perjuring themselves. The police inspector that issued the warnings took “early retirement” when challenged by the carer’s solicitor to produce the evidence.

Exhausted by this constant harassment, Grandma B went abroad on holiday for Christmas 2009. The police tipped off her abusers she was away from home, who then forced entry, changed the locks and unlawfully evicted her. After stealing her valuables in full view of the police, they tried to fraudulently sell her house. Fortunately, Grandma B’s solicitor prevented them from doing so.

However, her abusers and their friends in the police and local authority, then fabricated a kidnapping allegation against her carer. This request to arrest the carer went from the local CID to Special Branch, to SOCA, to New Scotland Yard, to Interpol London, Interpol in the country in question, then to the national police headquarters and provincial police headquarters before landing on the desk of a local police officer in a remote Alpine village.

The expectation here was obvious: the local country bumpkin plod would be so impressed by the provenance of this request that he would summon up reinforcements before daring to attempt to tackle this known, hardened, serious international criminal.

It did not quite work out like that. Two weeks before this request arrived, the police officer and his good wife had been among the many guests at the local pub at Grandma B’s 82nd birthday party. He had been sceptical about the stories he had heard about official corruption in Britain, but now he was supposed to arrest the carer for kidnapping his mother, holding her against her will and incommunicado. He obviously knew these allegations were false, but being a professional, he carried out a proper investigation. His report made it clear that the British police had knowingly lied to Interpol to help corrupt officers defraud a little, old lady on a wheelchair.

This attempt by corrupt British police to abuse honest local police officers to carry out criminal acts on their behalf is now under investigation by the local foreign ministry.

Had the carer not been so lucky, then the chances are he would have been remanded in custody pending extradition, while Grandma B would have been returned to Britain and to the tender mercies of social services. Her assets would then have been plundered and divided up between the gang of criminals running this racket.

There have now been five independent reviews of this case. All have called for it to be reopened. Both the police and local authority have ignored these requests.

So what is going on here and who is involved? The main abuser is employed by local social services. He, his wife and daughter have provided support services to the local police. They all know who the isolated old people in their area with assets are. It would seem they are systematically targeting defenceless old people and seizing control of their assets before bundling them off into a council home, then selling their assets. The cash then gets laundered through a dodgy private care company as “care fees” and the police officers, social workers, council officials and local politicians involved then pocket the money. The perfect crime, as who is going to listen to a confused, old lady in a home, whose contact with the outside world they are controlling?

This is rampant corruption and serious, organised crime. Nobody in authority in North Yorkshire will respond to correspondence and deal with this case.

How many more victims are there?

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