Above is the pub previously run by Molly Prince, the director at the centre of the Jubilee stewards scandal, at which she witnessed thugs brandishing a stick used to deliver a savage beating which “nearly killed” a man. Despite the victim ending up in a coma — she was convicted of perverting the course of justice after refusing to testify against them.
According to Prince’s own claims in a book on the security industry, the open fire in her pub was used to destroy the weapon — provided by her then boyfriend — while she looked on.
The incident poses a number of serious questions. For her training business — with fake offices purporting to be at the University of Salford — to have Approved Contractor Status with the Security Industry Association (SIA), Molly Prince and her organisation must pass a “fit and proper” test:
“We must be satisfied that the company seeking approval is a ‘fit and proper’ organisation. In addition to this, directors of the company must be considered ‘fit and proper’ persons”
For these purposes, Prince must also be a licensed director:
“Licensed directors. All licensable directors must hold a valid SIA licence or, in our view, have taken adequate steps to obtain one.”
Perverting the course of justice in relation to a violent offence is classified as “serious” by the SIA — the most severe rating possible under the schedule provided by the regulator. This poses the question as to how Molly Prince not only obtained an SIA license, but public sector training contracts worth millions of pounds.
Scrapbook understands that Prince and her network of companies are “looked after” by an individual at the SIA with whom she has a close relationship.
The questions don’t stop with workfare contractors and the DWP.