Thanet independent councillor John Worrow has received a second, homophobic hate mail message on his phone.

The new message says: “With a bit of luck you have got aids – and crabs as well.”

The bisexual councillor now believes he is the victim of a personal hate campaign.

Six months ago Mr Worrow received the first message on his voice-mail saying “With a bit of luck you’ll get aids.”

This was investigated by the police who discovered it was left by senior Tory councillor Ken Gregory.

Mr Gregory was cautioned by the police for malicious communication and suspended from the Tory group in the council, who also told him to go on an anger management course.

Mr Gregory is due to be readmitted to the Tory group on December 1 – World Aids day.

Mr Worrow has handed the second message to the police, who, he says, are investigating.

For the background to this story, see this month’s issue of THANET WATCH magazine – in newsagents across Thanet now.

Thanet Councillor John Worrow sends a personal message to David Cameron

This is the statement that Independent Thanet Councillor John Worrow has made about Conservative Councillor Ken Gregory.


Last night I recieved a telephone call from an Inspector from Kent Police confirming that Councillor Ken Gregory is the person who committed a homophobic hate crime against me in the form of a voice mail. As this was Mr Gregory’s first hate crime, it was decided to give him a caution. As Mr Gregory can not possibly remain a member of the Conservative Party or a member of Thanet District Council after saying “With a bit of luck you’re get aids”I feel that a caution should be punishment enough. My colleagues and I hope that this has not trigged a hate campaign. There is absolutely no justification what-so-ever for that kind of behaviour towards anyone regardless of their race, religion, gender or sexuality and I expect a full apology at the next council meeting.
Councillor John Worrow