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There is no doubt that Niven James Sinclair was a very successful businessman. He built a specialist minicab business, a high end chaffeur firm for TV, from a single car, transporting guests for Panorama in 1977 to 150 cars in 2000 . He ended up doing all the work for the BBC at Lime Grove.
He sexually abused and raped several boys 12 -15 years old. His method of grooming was to offer boys money for doing odd jobs. He would meet some boys on Stanmore Common  near Harrow, which could have been a gay cruising ground .
He would also procure boys through other boys he knew. He would offer boys food and drink , then assault them. He was also known to threaten boys with an illegally held gun . He had a violence conviction in Africa, though not sexually related 
He has traded under and used several different company names at different times, BB Communications Ltd 19/06/1984, B B Communications Ltd 06/12/1988, Lime Grove Cars Ltd 27/07/1988, B.B. Enterprises (Vehicles) 30/08/1990 , Niven Ltd 1717194 dissolved 2009 , Niven and Co, Helevision Ltd, Trident Heritage t/a Trident Niven 
Without more research it is uncertain whether Sinclair is still actually working for the BBC or one of these companies, or whether he has retired. However what is absolutely certain is that for nearly 30 years, from 1977 to 2005, a multiple child rapist was working for the BBC , and the BBC either still does not know or has kept this fact hidden.
In the seventies and eighties MI5 were vetting people at the BBC , although they say they have now stopped😉 .
It also a begs a host of questions about the BBC
The Janet Smith Review  [pdf download] includes information and her thoughts [29b][p461-p471 8.22] about the story of another chauffeur of 13 years who worked via a private hire company for the BBC.
This reveals that the chauffeurs did drive unaccompanied children, this particular child the driver having been suspected of being abused by Savile. The chauffeur felt pressure to hide any allegations for fear of the sack.
Who did he work for? Was he working for Niven Sinclair and was the sack a possibility as his own boss was a child abuser? This part is speculative but the BBC needs to come clean.
The story was originally from The Daily Mail after the BBC had failed to publish an expose of Jimmy Savile on Newsnight. An expose eventually came a couple of days after the Mail article, from ITV in a programme called Exposure The Other Side of Jimmy Savile  and was perhaps the watershed moment for child sexual abuse in the UK.
Tony Hall, Director General at the BBC, made a statement in Feb 2016 after the Janet Smith Review  The following were some of the things he said that they were doing
It was said by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller in 2012 “It is now crucial that we understand what went wrong and how it can be put right.” Hansard 
Has that happened? We have had reviews, more reviews, audits, statements, changes, promised changes, but…. if we have not been told that a convicted child abuser was ferrying people round for the BBC for 30 years, then clearly we still cannot trust what the BBC has done to put things right.
If Niven Sinclair has not been identified as a convicted serial child rapist, or has been identified but that fact hidden from the public, the BBC has STILL not learnt the lessons. We still do not understand what went wrong in the BBC.
There are a plethora of stories about Niven Sinclair. How many are true, how many are exaggerations and how many are false is a matter of conjecture without further research. One member of the Sinclair family is reported to blame Niven for much of the myth 
What is the truth about this serial child rapist that worked for the BBC? Is he a psychopathic fantasist?
How much money does Niven Sinclair have? Perhaps it should go to some of his victims to help them heal.
Timeline of Niven James Sinclair
[There is also more information in the links below]
c. 1940 -1915 Sinclair claims he was a Major in the Seaforth Highlanders and Kings African Rifles in Ethiopea and Burma in World War 2 
1945 The Gazette  – Niven is granted an “Emerg. Commn” from the ranks to 2nd Lieutenant
1951 The Gazette  – Sinclair was promoted to a Lieutenant
c.1946 -1976? Sinclair claims to have farmed in Tanganika for 30 years 
Whilst working in Tanganika he received sentences for actual bodily harm, but with no sexual element 
1957 Niven Sinclair came to London, held commercial posts with salaries in excess of £2,000 per annum, and was described during the later 1966 proceedings as a company director 
1961 Jun Sinclair Trial 1. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment for indecent assault upon two boys 
1963,1964,1965 Electoral registers showing Niven Sinclair is in England 
1966 Mar 10 Sinclair Trial 2 He was convicted of buggery on one boy and indecent assaults on the same boy and another, both 12 years old. Later sentenced to five years imprisonment 
1967 Oct 16 Niven James Sinclair Appeal 1 Court of Appeal Turned down 
1970 Offences of Sinclair and child sexual abuse 
1970 Sept 3 Police interviewed and arrested Sinclair 
1971 May 14 Sinclair Trial 3 After trial of 12 working days, Sinclair was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for buggery and indecent assault against four thirteen and fourteen year old boys. He had previously pleaded guilty on April 22nd to 3 offences of regarding possessing a Beretta automatic pistol without a firearm certificate 
1973 Feb 6 Niven James Sinclair Appeal 2 Court of Appeal Leave to Appeal Granted 
1973 Jul 23 Niven James Sinclair Appeal 3 Court of Appeal, Appeal against sentence dismissed 
c.1976 Released from Prison
1977 Sinclair began with a single car on a three day job driving guests to the BBC Lime Grove studios for Panorama. Before long his company Niven Limited was running all Lime Grove’s transport  
1981 Sinclair claims to have transported Ted Heath after President Sadat was assassinated 
1986 approx -2004 Niven James Sinclair of 35 Lime Grove, London, W12 8EE 
1991 Sinclairs Hellevision Ltd Company dissolved 
1992 Sinclair donated £200,000 to the Orcadian Trust  He also claims Scotland visited America before Columbus
1999 Mar One of the Joint Founders of the Clan Sinclair Trust 
2000 Jul History of the Sinclairs by Marc Anderson  This states that Niven Sinclair has spent a large part of his post World War 2 life establishing a magnificent cashew plantation in Tanzania which employed 500 persons, until he was evicted at independence. It carries on “He was also a member of the Bayeye, the secret snake society of the Basakuma tribe who lived near Lake Victoria. It was from them he learned how to handle snakes with relative impunity and he had a snake named after him, the bitus gabonica sinclairi (A Gaboon Viper), which samples were sent to the UK by the famous Big Game Hunter and herptologist, Constantine Ionides”
2001 Sept 3 Niven called a “progressive Islamic savant”  Also a reference to Niven Corporation
2002- 16 Sinclair living in South East England 
2004 Niven James Sinclair of Latheron House, Latheron KW5 6DL only in 2004
2005 May 13 Scotsman  Ship of Dreams Niven Sinclair claims that a Scottish Knight Templar landed in North America 100 years before Columbus
2005 Sept 20 BBC Ariel  via Clan Sinclair Still full of drive after all these years Niven Ltd moving from Lime Grove to White City.
2005 Sept 25 BBC  A driving force behind BBC shows
2006 Oct 6 Daily Mail  ‘Unclean’ guide dog banned by Muslim cab driver
2009 Sinclair’s company- Niven Ltd Dissolved in 2009  (trading from 1983) Revolution House, Cumberland Park NW10
2009 Sept 14  Zoom Info Mr. Niven Sinclair Claims to be Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (Scotland)
2012 Oct 3 ITV  Exposure The Other Side of Jimmy Savile
2012 Dec Transdev plc website Trident Niven  Acquired by Transdev plc, Trident Niven is a London-based private hire company which uses chauffeured executive and ‘green’ saloon cars for corporate account work. They have a fleet of 100 cars, including a large proportion of hybrid vehicles which complements the greentomatocars philosophy.
Uncertain date, clip of National Geographic  uploaded onto You Tube 2016 Jan 27 Niven Sinclair claiming that he is a descendant of Jesus.
2016 Jul 9 Freedom of Information request  Niven Sinclair, Convicted Child Rapist working for the BBC
The vast majority of this article was researched by someone who wishes no credit. I merely put most of the information together in a blog.
Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.
The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
Other useful sites are One in Four [C]
and Havoca [D].
Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma [J]
Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
 2005 Sept 25 BBC A driving force behind BBC shows http://news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_4260000/newsid_4267000/4267060.stm
 2005 Sept 20 BBC Ariel via Clan Sinclair Still full of drive after all these years http://www.clansinclairsc.org/Niven%20Sinclair%20Article.htm
 2005 May 13 Scotsman Ship of Dreams http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/the-ship-of-dreams-1-465432
 date? National Geographic via You Tube uploaded 2016 Jan 27 Niven Sinclair – A descendant of Jesus
 2000 Jul Kingcrest.com History of the Sinclairs http://kingcrest.com/sinclair/Sinclair_History.html-ssi
 Find A grave Niven James Sinclair http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=133594423&ref=acom
 REPORT ON THE WEST LONDON GAY MEN’S PROJECT STANMORE COMMON PSE NEEDS ASSESSMENT pdf download 2010 http://www.gaymensproject.org.uk/resources/profs-reports/reports.html?download=25:stanmore-common-pse-2010
 2000 Aug 10 Guardian Disgrace and favours .theguardian.com/theguardian/2000/aug/10/features11.g2
 2006 Oct 6 Daily Mail ‘Unclean’ guide dog banned by Muslim cab driver http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-408912/Unclean-guide-dog-banned-Muslim-cab-driver.html
 2001 Sept 3 Michael Bradley Info Esau’s Empire, Foundation: the psychobiology of religion http://michaelbradley.info/esau/esau-chapter2.htm Reference to Niven Corporation here, also called progressive Islamic savant
 British History website Great Stanmore http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol5/pp88-96
 2016 Nov 6 Get West London Former Stanmore man and ‘pillar of the Jewish community’ jailed for instructing child abuse over Skype http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/former-stanmore-man-pillar-jewish-8064710
 2016 July 7 Cathy Fox Blog Court Appeal 1 Niven James Sinclair Appeal 1 16 Oct 1967 Court of Appeal
As to the application for leave to appeal against sentence, the appellant, now 43, is a single man. He worked in Tanganyika and he received 3 sentences there for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but there is no suggestion of any sexual element at all. He came to London in 1957, and has held posts with commercial concerns at salaries exceeding £2,000 per annum. In June of 1961 at the London Sessions for indecent assault upon two boys of 12 and 13 he was sentenced to concurrent terms of six months’ imprisonment.
 2016 Jul 7 Cathy Fox Blog Appeal 2 Niven James Sinclair 6 Feb 1973 Court of Appeal the Applicant, aged forty-six at the time, single, and who lived alone in a maisonette in Stanmore. … boys, some of whom he met on Stanmore Common. … offences c.1970
 2016 Cathy Fox Blog Appeal 3 Niven James Sinclair 24 Jul 1973 Court of Appeal Police interviewed and arrested the Appellant on the 3rd September, 1970
 2006 Jul 2 Revealed: how the BBC used MI5 to vet thousands of staff http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1522875/Revealed-how-the-BBC-used-MI5-to-vet-thousands-of-staff.html
 2013 Oct 29 Telegraph Jimmy Savile chauffeur Dave Smith was ‘prolific paedophile’ with 22 convictions http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10410614/Jimmy-Savile-chauffeur-Dave-Smith-was-prolific-paedophile-with-22-convictions.html
 Transdev plc http://www.transdevplc.co.uk/our-companies.jsp?companyID=13 Trident Niven Acquired by Transdev plc in December 2012, Trident Niven is a London-based private hire company which uses chauffeured executive and ‘green’ saloon cars for corporate account work. They have a fleet of 100 cars, including a large proportion of hybrid vehicles which complements the greentomatocars philosophy.
 BBC Child Protection Policy http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/insidethebbc/howwework/policiesandguidelines/child_protection.html
 2012 Oct 15 Hansard Sir Jimmy Savile (BBC Inquiry) Column 27 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm121015/debtext/121015-0001.htm#1210154000708
As the House will be aware, the BBC has launched three separate investigations. The first will look into the allegations with regard to the item on Savile which was inappropriately pulled from “Newsnight”. The second review, to be undertaken when the police advise it is appropriate to do so, will focus on Jimmy Savile himself. Thirdly, although the BBC’s child protection policy was overhauled in 2002, the review will also focus on whether its policy is fit for purpose and what lessons can be learned. This review will be assisted by an independent expert. An additional piece of work will look at the very troubling allegations of sexual harassment at the BBC that have come to light in recent weeks. The director-general will give further details later in the week. These are undoubtedly very serious matters, which have wide-ranging implications for a number of public institutions—not just the BBC. It is now crucial that we understand what went wrong and how it can be put right.
[29a] Janet Smith Review [of Jimmy Savile BBC] pdf Download http://downloads.bbci.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/our_work/dame_janet_smith_review/savile/jimmy_savile_investigation.pdf
[29b] Janet Smith Review pdf download p461 – 471 8.22 The Daily Mail – 1 October 2012 – Source Anonymous ‘A1’Chauffeur of 13 years worked for BBC via a private hire company
 2012 Oct 1 The Daily Mail We were victims of Jimmy Savile http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2211463/Jimmy-Savile-As-pressure-grows-BBC-cover-women-come-forward-ordeals.html
 2016 Feb 26 BBC Tony Hall response to the Report of the Dame Janet Smith Review http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/tony-hall-dame-janet-smith
 2012 Oct 3 ITV Exposure The Other Side of Jimmy Savile http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xv03is_exposure-the-other-side-of-jimmy-savile-3th-oct-2012-full-documentary-itv_news
 Shield Mergers and Acquisitions Shield sells Radio Taxis Group’s private hire taxi firms to Trident Niven http://www.sellingabusinessformore.co.uk/RTG_deal.html
Trident Niven was in operation under that name in 2009 The BBC article about Sinclair mentions a move to NW10. If you Google “Niven NW10” up pops a lot for Trident Niven. It’s address is Revolution House, Cumberland Park NW10
 Nexok Niven Limited Private Limited Company https://www.nexok.co.uk/company/01717194/niven-limited This was Sinclair’s company- Niven Ltd. Dissolved in 2009 (trading from 1983) Revolution House, Cumberland Park NW10
 Company Director Check Andrew Iwanowski http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/andrew-iwanowski Trident heritage – Director Iwanowski
Trident Niven is/was definitely the same Niven outfit then. Trident Heritage was registered as a taxi business too. Andrew Iwanowski was also a director of Helevision.
 The Clan Sinclair Trust http://www.castlesinclairgirnigoe.org/faq.html THE CLAN SINCLAIR TRUST What is the Clan Sinclair Trust? The Trust, a Limited Company with Charitable Status, was set up in 1998 by: Niven Sinclair; Ian Sinclair; Euan Sinclair;The Earl of Caithness; and The Viscount Thurso (aka John Thurso MP).
 1945 The Gazette – Niven is granted an “Emerg. Commn” from the ranks of 2nd Lt https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37404/supplement/6278/data.pdf
 1951 The Gazette – Sinclair was promoted to a lieutenant https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39157/supplement/1036/data.pdf
 Companies House Niven Ltd http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//compdetails
Previous Names: Date of change Previous Name 30/08/1990 B B COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED 06/12/1988 LIME GROVE CARS LIMITED 27/07/1988 BB COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED 19/06/1984 B.B. ENTERPRISES (VEHICLES) LIMITED
 Companies House http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//wcprodorder?ft=1
August 2000 – the auditor’s resignation is possibly interesting. That was around the time the BBC contract was restored
The castle is owned by the Clan Sinclair Trust (which Nevin Sinclair founded)
Princes Charles has been in this position since 2010. Previous to that the post was held by the Queen Mother
 Companies House Clan Sinclair Trust Company number SC194021 https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SC194021/officers
Nevin Sinclair was in the Trust 4 March – 18 July 1999 after founding it. He was still involved for several years afterwards however- the library was named after him. Address 35 Lime Grove, London, W12 8EE
 Niven Sinclairs addresses [Current one redacted] HT @Mwalkerdine
NIVEN JAMES SINCLAIR of 35 LIME GROVE, LONDON W12 8EE aged 92 from 1986 approx to 2004
NIVEN JAMES SINCLAIR of LATHERON HOUSE, LATHERON KW5 6DL only in 2004
The Latheron House address appears to be that of the Clann Gunn heritage Museum  and could be a postal address?
 2016 Jul 9 WDTK Cathy Fox Blog FOI Niven Sinclair, Convicted Child Rapist working for the BBC https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/niven_sinclair_convicted_child_r
 1992 Caithness.org The Clan Gunn Heritage Museum http://www.caithness.org/caithnessfieldclub/bulletins/1992/clan_gunn_zeno.htm Niven donated £200k to the Orcadian Trust
 2015 Oct 17 Mirror Jimmy Savile victim claims 5 more drivers linked to his abuse http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jimmy-savile-victim-claims-5-6654818#ICID=sharebar_twitter
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html
[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/
[J] 2016 Jan 5 Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma https://hwaairfan.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/an-indigenous-australian-approach-to-healing-trauma/
[L] Voicing CSA website – http://voicingcsa.uk/ helps arrange survivors meetings in your area. Voicing CSA supports the IICSA and VSCP and works to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse find their voice
This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email sinclair
the truth will out, the truth will shout, the truth will set us free
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke
“He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.” Charles Peguy
To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Original Article: https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/niven-sinclair-child-rapist-worked-for-the-bbc-for-30-years
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