• Short Summary

    LONDONERS BEGAN TO LINE UP AT DAWN TODAY (MONDAY) OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL CRIMINAL IN THE HOPE OF GETTING A SEAT FOR THE TRIAL (BEGINS 0930 GMT) OF SOCIETY OSTEOPATH DR STEPHEN WARD ON SEVEN VICE CHARGES - A SEX AND SECURITY SCANDAL WHICH HAS SHOCKED THE NATION.

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    LONDONERS BEGAN TO LINE UP AT DAWN TODAY (MONDAY) OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL CRIMINAL IN THE HOPE OF GETTING A SEAT FOR THE TRIAL (BEGINS 0930 GMT) OF SOCIETY OSTEOPATH DR STEPHEN WARD ON SEVEN VICE CHARGES - A SEX AND SECURITY SCANDAL WHICH HAS SHOCKED THE NATION.

    FEW SEATS WILL BE LEFT AFTER NEARBY 100 REPORTERS FROM ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY IN WESTERN EUROPE AND FROM THE UNITED STATES HAVE CRAMMED NUMBER ONE COURTROOM OF THE FAMOUS OLD BAILEY.

    DR WARD, 50-YEAR-OLD DIVORCEE AND SON OF AN ANGLICAN CLERGYMAN, FACES CHARGED OF LIVING ON THE EARNINGS OF THE PROSTITUTION OF CHRISTINE KEELER, MARILYN RICE-DAVIES AND OTHER WOMEN, INCITING MISS KEELER TO PROCURE ANOTHER WOMAN TO HAVE UNLAWFUL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH A THIRD PERSON, LIVING ON THE EARNINGS OF PROSTITUTION, AND COUNSELLING AND PROCURING THE USE OF AN INSTRUMENT OF TO PROCURE MISCARRIAGES.

    THE JUDGE IN THE CASE WILL BE MR JUSTICE MARSHALL, A 57-YEAR-OLD CORNISHMAN WHO THREE YEARS AGO IN WASHINGTON TOLD THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION "CHRISTIAN VIRTUES, ABSTINENCE, DISCIPLINE, UNSELFISHNESS, PATIENCE AND HUMILITY ARE AT A DISCOUNT". HE ALSO COMPLAINED THAT PRE-MARITAL RELATIONS HAD BROUGHT ABOUT "A DISASTROUS ATTITUDE TOWARDS MARRIAGE".

    WHILE ON BAIL DR WARD HAS MADE A HALF-HOUR TELEVISION FILM. IT SHOWS A TYPICAL DAY IN HIS LIFE BEFORE HIS ARREST. THE FILM HAS BEEN SOLD ON THE CONTINENT AND MAY BE SCREENED IN BRITAIN AS WELL.

    YESTERDAY, DR WARD CALLED AT LONDON GALLERY TO PUT FINISHING TOUCHED TO HIS ART SHOW. THE 120 PICTURES INCLUDE PORTRAITS OF PRINCE PHILIP, PRINCESS MARGARET, LORD SNOWDON, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF KENT, THE DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER. THERE ARE ALSO PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE WARD CASE. ALL THE PICTURES WILL BE FOR SALE. PRICES: FROM GBP36 TO GBP525.

    DR WARD HAS BEEN IN THE PUBLIC EYE FOR SOME MONTHS, PARTICULARLY SINCE MR JOHN PROFUMO RESIGNED AS BRITAIN'S WAS MINISTER AFTER ADMITTING AN AFFAIR WITH 21-YEAR-OLD MODEL MISS CHRISTINE KEELER. SHE AND HER FRIEND, MISS MARILYN RICE-DAVIES, ARE KEY WITNESSES IN THE CASE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA91WM0DGLRQYRMHUS4O6B8H2HH
    Media URN:
    VLVA91WM0DGLRQYRMHUS4O6B8H2HH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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