Richard Carvath – British investigative journalist
Richard Carvath, 42, has been involved in investigative print journalism since the 1990s. He also functions in PI and PMC roles. Richard supplies accredited research and intelligence to others (thus tending not to write finished articles for general publication under his own name). Business, politics, law and social justice themes are his main journalistic interests. Richard is based in London and the South West but operates throughout the UK. Richard holds a colonelcy with a private company; his influences include Orde Wingate and Oliver Cromwell.
Richard’s victories [in the public domain] include the successful campaign to compel Greater Manchester Police to close illegal premises operated by the Sandys Superstars crime syndicate, and Richard’s public identification of the Conservative Party’s Matthew Sephton as a pervert – nine years before the former LGBTory boss was convicted of child pornography offences.
In 2016 Richard publicly backed the innocence of former British military adviser Dr Patrick Sookhdeo when he was charged with a sexual offence alleged in 1977; Richard was first to report Sookhdeo’s acquittal after trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in 2018.
In 2017 Richard was served with a draconian gagging order by the family court judge in the notorious Samantha Baldwin case. In this case, Richard was the first and only journalist to expose in detail the family court and police cover-up of the judge’s failure to protect two young boys from the man alleged by both boys to have abused them. In 2019, the judge recused himself from the case and accused Richard of harassing him. This led to Richard’s arrest in a court building just as he was about to start giving evidence against the recused judge and others in the case. The police charged Richard with harassment of their friend, the recused judge, and Richard entered a plea of NOT GUILTY to this malicious and vexatious charge.
In 2018 Richard initiated the Free Speech Protests against the Ealing Labour Party’s PSPO legal order which bans freedom of speech on Mattock Lane in Ealing, London.