|The Lost Muse of Margate|
Normally there's a reason for intensive searches, many of which can be attributed to a small minority of readers trying to catch-me-out for one comment or another, so they can be properly outraged or offended. However, this time, the reason soon became clear when I had a call from the Daily Mail.
Apparently Mr Butterwick, formerly of Garlinge, is believed by the press, to have committed serious offenses (allegedly I should add) in Belgium, where he sought refuge after leaving Thanet and the Daily Mail is on his trail.
This led to a wider conversation about child safety, which is very topical at present and Thanet's own record of housing registered sex-offenders close to vulnerable young people and children in care, particularly in Margate and Cliftonville. This is a rather all too common complaint, for very good reason and the Daily Mail doesn't need to talk to me to discover the alarming statistics and history of mistakes by well-meaning but frequently incompetent and overworked agencies managing their problems at a distance.
As for David Butterwick, he's simply the tip of an alarming iceberg and I had to confess that all I knew, was what I recorded in 2005 and the rest is up to them to discover and reveal.