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Tim Hicks


Tim Hicks is a Chartered Accountant with experience in audit and investigation, data processing and fraud investigation.

Tim is a member of the National Union of Journalists writing on crime and intelligence subjects. He has sourced articles in The Times, Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Private Eye, North Yorks Enquirer (NYE), The Yorkshire Post, Birmingham Post and The Journalist. He has also been interviewed on the BBC Today Programme, GMTV, ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Television, and is a published historian.

In 1984 he received a judge’s commendation for assisting Northumbria Police to arrest members of a major paedophile ring.

In 1994 he submitted evidence to The Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life concerning arrangements for ‘whistleblowing’, following his exposure of a fraud and security scandal within the Ministry of Defence.

In 2007 he submitted evidence to the Treasury Select Committee of the House of Commons on the collapse of the Halifax Bank of Scotland Group.

In 2013 he worked with the BBC to expose the Peter Jaconelli and Jimmy Savile paedophile ring in Scarborough. Following this he submitted evidence to ‘Operation Yewtree’ (the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) investigation into Savile), ‘Operation Hibiscus’ (the North Yorkshire Police (NYP) investigation into Jaconelli and Savile) and ‘Operation Conifer’ (the Wiltshire Police (WP) investigation into Sir Edward Heath). He also contributed to the book In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan Davies, which won the 2015 Gordon Burn Prize for the best piece of non-fiction crime writing.

In 2019 he was commended by NYP for his assistance in the Claudia Lawrence murder investigation.

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