Sex attacker on the royal barge: Security blunder lets pervert mingle with the Queen
Unknown to other VIPs, on board was a convicted sex attacker who has served time for a series of despicable attacks on women
Strutting the deck of the Royal Barge, Harbinder Singh Rana hid a vile secret as he mingled with royalty for the Diamond Jubilee pageant.
Unknown to other VIPs enjoying the occasion during Sunday’s 1,000-boat Thames flotilla, he is a convicted sex attacker who has served time for a series of despicable attacks on women.
And last night, as MPs demanded a police probe into the alarming security lapse, it was revealed that 52-year-old Rana had been invited to join the exclusive celebrations by Prince Charles – who was totally unaware of his shameful past.
But even though the invite came though the prince’s office, questions were being asked yesterday about why apparently no checks were carried out on his background before he was allowed on board.
And the huge security blunder reveals serious weaknesses in the vetting procedures that are supposed to protect the Royal Family at all times.
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