Hackney mayor suspended by the Labour Party after a photo emerged of him partying with paedophile councillor
- Facebook image shows Philip Glanville posing at a Eurovision party with Dewey
The event was held on the evening of May 14, 2022 – the same day the mayor was informed by Hackney council’s chief executive of Dewey’s arrest.
Mr Granville was Dewey’s housemate at the time and the pair had known each other for nine years.
He has admitted that ‘being with Tom Dewey’ that day was an ‘error of judgment’ but denied knowing the ‘full extent of the charges’ at the time. He also says he moved out of the house the following day.
Dewey was arrested during a National Crime Agency raid on his home on April 29, 2022. Labour suspended him after being informed of his arrest on May 16 last year.
‘I shouldn’t have been at the event but I did so as I feared that to cancel it, or not attend myself, might alert Tom to what I knew, during what I understood to be a live criminal case,’ said Mr Granville.
Last month, Dewey, 36, admitted downloading ‘sadistic’ images of children including five in the most serious category, and possessing a cache of violent pornographic photos, some featuring sex with animals.
He was spared prison at his sentencing this month, after a court was told that he had taken ‘commendable steps’ since his arrest.