- Trainees used as “bodyguards” while she hit the town
- Treated as VIP while she shopped, wined and dined
- On one trip bought Hummer car worth £30,000+
The director at the centre of the Jubilee stewards scandal used her own students as free bodyguards while she cavorted around Manchester, it had been revealed. So-called “role play scenarios” saw Molly Prince flanked by people she was responsible for training — while she shopped, dined and drank at high-end venues across the city.
One such excursion featured a visit to a luxury car dealership where Prince bought a black Hummer four wheel drive worth more than £30,000, which she later equipped with the a private registration number designed to read “BOSS MOL”.
In a double-page special investigation, the Observer reports one recipient of training by Close Protection UK as saying:
“On the final day Prince ordered a Range Rover be hired as she would be a VIP for the evening while the students were put through their paces and tested … She was driven around Manchester with a friend and a team of bodyguards.”
In addition to the five-star Lowry hotel, Scrapbook can reveal venues frequented by Molly Prince also included boutiques at the Trafford Centre and bars beloved of premier league footballers — such as Panacea and the Cloud 23 champagne bar with views across Manchester.
Scrapbook has a funny feeling this gravy train will be stopping soon.