Phil Hatton - If any member of the public can supply us with a reasonable quality photograph of this Sussex based probation officer, we will pay £100. The picture above is not of Phil Hatton from Sussex, but a police inspector from Merseyside, who has nothing to do with Sussex police or any alleged police corruption.
PHIL HATTON - PROBATION OFFICER, SX. PROBATION TRUST
In a letter dated the 2nd of June 2015, Phill Hatton responded to a letter of complaint against his refusal as a probation officer to allow a citizen near the end of a licence period, to attend Wealden's offices in connection with a planning application that affected his home of long standing.
There could be no doubt that Phil had knowledge of this, because of site visits by his colleagues: Claire Radcliffe and Ben Mayhew between 2012 and 2014.
The reader should know that it is the job of probation officers to help those released on licence to reintegrate back into society. It is not the job of any probation officer to help others steal planning consents - or to aid and abet such frauds.
The accusation is that Mr Hatton abused his position of authority contrary to Section 4 of the Fraud Act 2006. He denied that the citizen (an appellant) had been allowed into the Hailsham area previously to collect post and visit a dentist - a fact that we have verified for ourselves from kind permission to peruse correspondence. We could not believe it when we saw the correspondence on the same subject, and that another probation officer had allowed the citizen to Hailsham town, we should add, on several occasions and without incident.
NOTE: - Wherever there is malfeasance in public office, the first thing the perpetrators try to do is to get you to complain to an Ombudsman. This is a waste of time where an officer of a local authority is suspected of involvement in a crime like fraud. Conspirators are to be treated as if they had committed the crime themselves. See the Accessories Abettors Act 1861. Come clean now (22-04-15) Phil and your evidence will be treated in the strictest confidence. Whistleblowers are not prosecuted for blowing the whistle. Either Phil or his line manager were lying in this letter. Who was his line manager?
The accusation is that the citizen had information that Mr Hatton knew was vital for the developer and planning committee councillor to hear for themselves, where, it was clear that Kelvin Williams and others would deny them this information, in their efforts to pass the planning application, previously submitted by Tim Watson a former estate agent, but re-badged and re-submitted by Gleeson Developments the following year, in an attempt to distance the original applicant from Parish Council Members, who would otherwise have to declare an interest.
The citizen had advised the Wealden District Council of his intention to speak on the subject, and it seems that this triggered Phil Hatton to refuse permission, on pain of re-call. The point here is that it was not appropriate to hinder a speaker, who may then not have the opportunity to address issues that it was plain were being hidden from the committee members. Efforts to stop the truth on any matter being known is the criminal offence of perverting the course of justice.
The citizen recalls a conversation with Mr Hatton, likening his stance to that of a Nazi guard at a concentration camp, who has turned a blind eye to war crimes in progress. Hatton simply shrugged that off and carried on working with Weaden officers, no doubt, with the assistance of the Sussex Police. We are waiting the hear more on this subject, as we understand that the police have been called in to investigate fraud, but that since they may be party to the offence, it is unlikely that they will be able to investigate themselves. It has been suggested by Kara Tombling, that this is a matter for the council's complaints procedure, but we know that a council cannot undertake a prosecution of a member of their own staff in the crown or magistrates courts.
AIDING AND ABETTING
probation officer should know that 'Aiding and abetting' is a legal doctrine related to the guilt of someone who aids or abets in the commission of a crime. It exists in a number of different countries and generally allows a court to pronounce someone guilty for aiding and abetting in a crime even if they are not the principal offender.
That does not look good for Phil Hatton, Giles York, Kelvin Williams or Bob Standley, except that the Sussex Police are in the pockets of Wealden District Council and also work with the Probation Service. It is therefore unlikely that Sussex Police might be persuaded to investigate something where they have been involved for a very long time.
Instead, Katy Bourne and the Prime Minister (presently David Cameron) have been included in the correspondence loop. At the moment it all turns on what Mrs Bourne decides is the appropriate course of action, as to whether this becomes an investigation at a much higher level.
The National Probation Service
DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998
Data Access and Compliance Unit
GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION - Leader of this council: Bob Standley. He seems quite happy to stand by and watch his officers carry on with their malicious vendetta. Does he appreciate that in failing to halt any misuse of authority, that he becomes personally liable in damages; vicariously. We hope you've got a good pension plan Bob. It looks like you may need it. Anyone who fails to report a crime commits a criminal offence. In addition, the Local Government & Housing Act makes provision for councils to recover sums spent unlawfully from the officers (and no doubt the members) in person. There is no longer the immunity from costs that council employees once enjoyed. It is a crime to know of a crime, and not to investigate it, potentially making Bob an accessory after the fact and liable to prosecution under the Fraud and Accessories and Abettor Acts. Come clean now (22-04-15) Bob and your evidence will be treated in the strictest confidence. Whistleblowers are not prosecuted for blowing the whistle.
DISTRICT COUNCIL - 9 October 2012
DON'T PROSECUTE, SHUFFLE - LEFT: Ian Hunt with Cllr Phil Hatton and RIGHT: Mark Archer, independent. Well done Mark.
10 MARCH 2014 - The councillor sacked as chairman of Fenland Council planning committee in the aftermath of ‘supermarketgate’ last year has suddenly quit a year ahead of next year’s elections. Phil Hatton said he was standing down with immediate effect to concentrate on his booming health care business and to devote more time to his boat.
STANDARD - 2 November 2012
FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL - By a strange coincidence, this council had a Phil Hatton who resigned in connection with what amounts to misfeasance in public office, concerning a planning application where impropriety was suspected. We therefore include two media reports about supermarket applications - because the Phil Hatton in Sussex appears to be implicated is something that is not a million miles away.
FRAUD ACT 2006
Section 4 - Fraud by abuse of position [such as a probation officer]
(1) A person is in breach of this section if he —
(b) dishonestly abuses that position, and
intends, by means of the abuse of that position—
(i) to make a gain for himself or another, or
to cause loss to another or to expose another to a risk of loss.
(2)A person may be regarded as having abused his position even though his conduct consisted of an omission rather than an act.
Protection from Harassment Act
TONY BLAIR - This ex barrister, husband to Cherie Booth, led the UK to war with Iraq on (effectively) solicited intelligence. Arnie looks on as Blair laughs. Killing thousands of innocent civilians to secure cheap oil is no laughing matter. Many people believe that Blair is a war criminal and should stand trial. Saddam Hussein was murdered by soldiers and his country raped - on the basis that he was making weapons of mass destruction. No weapons of mass destruction existed. It is alleged that faulty (or fabricated) UK intelligence had been used as an excuse to topple the dictator in pursuit of an energy related agenda. This must have put the fear of God into other Middle Eastern rulers who should take heed of British Injustices - possibly another string to our politicians' cheap energy agenda. Yes, indeed, but such betrayals of trust are also a major blow for world peace.
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