‘Former Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini is seeking a non-harassment order against a man who claims she covered up an “establishment paedophile ring”.
Dame Elish sought court protection against Robert Green, a self-styled “investigator” jailed earlier this year for naming prominent Scots as child rapists.
She is using laws she championed for the victims of harassment and aims to bar Green from approaching or contacting her in any way.
Her action is the latest result of a series of unsubstantiated child sex abuse allegations made by Hollie Greig, a young Aberdeen women with Down’s Syndrome, more than a decade ago.
Dame Elish is understood to hope a non-harassment order would prevent Green, who acts as Ms Greig’s “lay legal adviser”, using the internet to claim she covered up for a paedophile ring said to include a sheriff, a senior police officer and other prominent Aberdonians.
The former Lord Advocate’s solicitor, Peter Watson of Levy & McRae, last night said: “We are seeking an order to prevent Mr Green doing anything which would amount to harassment.”
Dame Elish, the prinicipal of St Hughes College, Oxford, is taking the action amid heightened concern about the behaviour of “online trolls” and cyberbullies – those who use the internet to defame or intimidate others.
Read more: Her name has been widely linked on the internet to Green and Ms Greig’s claims, despite two police investigations failing to find evidence of wrongdoing.’