A LETTER REPORTING SUSPECTED CRIME
SANCTUARY UK LTD.
Tel: 07905 147709 Email: email@example.com
ATT: Ken Jones Ask for: Nelson Kruschandl
Police Headquarters FAX REFs. 01273 404263
& 01273 404229
1 September 2003
WILFUL OBSTRUCTION: CLIFFORD BRADSHAW & JOHN WEST
write to provide information of a suspected offence under the Freedom of
Information and other similar Acts designed to protect the right of the
public to inspect public documents.
This morning Mr & Mrs Punter telephoned Wealden District Council to
advise they wished to inspect the planning file relating to the Bushy
Wood Horse Sanctuary. Later
this afternoon an officer of the Council known to us as Clifford
Bradshaw advised Mr & Mrs Punter they could not see their file, he
then disappeared into the offices to seek assistance from the legal
department. Later still a
solicitor for the Council known to us as John West confirmed to Mr &
Mrs Punter the Council were deliberately withholding their file.
These two officers were apprised of the Access to Information Acts, but
refused to allow access to public files, hence are complicit and
conspired together in the matter. These
same two officers then locked themselves away and refused to speak to Mr
& Mrs Punter after a second approach.
It seems clear to us the Wealden officers owed a duty to these
ratepayers to produce their files on demand.
We would bring to your attention the precedents set in the
v Dytham 1979 (467 3 WLR) Court of Appeal
& law enforcement: A Constable witnessing an assault failed to
preserve the peace or protect the victim or arrest assailants was
convicted of wilful neglect.
So upheld at appeal: Omitting to take steps to protect the person
of the man or to arrest his assailants or otherwise bring them to
justice constitutes the crime of failing to carry out a duty of his
v Bowden 1995 Court of Appeal (98 1 WLR)
local authority employees - the common law offence of misconduct in
public office applies generally to every person who is appointed to
discharge a public duty and who receives compensation in whatever form
– salary, wage, expenses and the like.
Considering the above, it appears to us the two Wealden officers identified in this matter may be guilty of Willful Neglect or Willful Obstruction or both to include Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice. Would you therefore please treat this letter as a formal complaint and arrange to take statements from our witnesses and from the two Wealden Council officers concerned, with a view to prosecuting them for failing to carry out the duty imposed by their office or indeed perversion.
Might we also mention we believe this Council is guilty of Culpable Overcharging which matter has been brought to their attention and in all likelihood is the motive behind the extraordinary efforts of these two officers to fail to cooperate with Mr & Mrs Punter with such a simple request. Where overcharging is concerned, the evidence is concrete, in as much as this Council billed Mr & Mrs Punter for lifting concrete at the Bushy Wood Stables but actually failed to lift the concrete.
Though itemised works were not carried out to the land, this did not stop this Council from applying a caution to the land to impede a pending sale, based on charges; including the lifting of concrete. Indeed, we understand an officer of this Council contacted an estate agent to put the agent off handling any potential sale pointing out the Council had a caution on the land. Whoever the officer was in this case, he or she may be guilty of a Malicious Falsehood or Harrassment. However, we would ask you to concentrate your investigation on the perceived Wilful Obstruction at this time, where we have witnesses to the event.
We look forward to hearing from you as to progress in the matter and if we can offer any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sanctuary UK Ltd – INFORMANT
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