HC Deb 28 January 1958 vol 581 cc59-60W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on whose orders and for what purpose Metropolitan Police cars and constables on foot, including an inspector, patrolled the vicinity and grounds of a house in the Metropolitan district on 27th December, 1957, the temporary abode of a film actress named Eva Bartok; and against whom, or what, she was being protected.

Mr. R. A. Butler

At mid-day on 27th December the Metropolitan Police received complaints that persons attempting to obtain interviews with Miss Bartok were causing annoyance to the residents of neighbouring houses. The responsible officer of the Metropolitan Police visited the area in question and stationed a constable in the road to prevent trespass or annoyance. Later in the day a message was received from a member of the public to the effect that there was a disturbance. Three police cars went to the scene, but, finding no disturbance, withdrew shortly afterwards. There is no foundation for the suggestion that the police attended for the protection of Miss Bartok.

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