HC Deb 13 November 1934 vol 293 cc1777-8W

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the circumstances of a police raid on 2nd November carried out on licensed premises in Crayford; whether he is aware that the raid was based upon a telephone message received by the police who gave the name of Councillor H. Homer, a member of the Crayford Council, as the informer, and that Councillor Homer denies having given any information; whether it is the custom of the police in such cases to reveal the source of their information; and whether steps will be taken to elucidate the facts?


The police visited certain licensed premises in Crayford on the night of the second instant following an allegation, which proved to be unfounded, of drinking after hours. The allegation was made to them by telephone from a police box, and on being asked his name the caller said "Councillor Homer" and then rang off. The police did not disclose Councillor Homer's name, and I can only assume that it has been put about in the neighbourhood by the originator of the message. Efforts have been made to trace him, but without success.