Posted 07 March 2018 (Extended Version, Warts and All)
Despite suffering over 30 years of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression and OCD, Alison was criminally abused and discriminated against as a result of rigged Welfare Priority Assessments for re-housing by Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust despite Alison coming under their care and support.
The Assessment Panels consisted of Council Health and Social Care Professionals except for an NHS Representative who was described as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) but was in fact only a NHS support worker. It is alleged 100s if not 1000s of mentally ill and vulnerable victims were abused by these corrupt Panels.
Alison was inappropriately awarded Low Welfare Priority and her condition only worsened following the Assessments which ignored Council procedures and policies.
Some 6 months later Alison was diagnosed with late stage bowel cancer and a tumour and died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital a month later aged just 54 from preventable sepsis and pneumonia to hasten death.
Although Alison knew she could die the only thing that made her upset and tearful was the fact she had been abused and cheated months earlier by the Council and the NHS Trust.
As Alison’s husband and recognised Carer for over 30 years I promised Alison that I would get to the bottom of what the Council and NHS Trust had done.
Following Alison’s sad parting I complained to most official complaint bodies and Senior Management of the Council and the Trust engaged only in cover-ups and lies.
In 2015, I was unlawfully arrested by Devon & Cornwall Police in connection with my Justice for Alison campaign on social media and in the public interest and which resulted in a 2 year Gagging/Restraining Order. One of the complainants was the NHS support worker and the other was the Cornwall Council Senior Solicitor for the NHS.
The Cornwall Council Senior Solicitor for the NHS twice engaged in a course of conduct amounting to harassment before Trial and threatened me with further legal proceedings if I did not remove evidence from the internet before Trial. This was not challenged by my legal representatives who continue to have a long and very close working relationship with the Council and NHS Trust.
I believe the arrest in 2015 was also in revenge for 4 Devon & Cornwall Police officers I had reprimanded in 2012 and 2014 and involved the then IPCC.
The events which followed my arrest in 2015 were a travesty of justice and riddled with corruption and which included my unlawful arrest for a victimless crime, a false confession and a guilty only plea Court, the recorded interview being edited to remove incriminating evidence against Cornwall Council and others, no less than 10 false Custody Record entries, my evidence being buried and an attempt by my legal representative to defraud me out of between £300 to £400 towards Legal Aid on the day of Trial.
The official complaint against Devon & Cornwall Police involving no less than 10 named officers and personnel remains unresolved to this day.
In 2018, I was subjected to an unlawful and malicious revenge arrest by Devon & Cornwall Police which again was in connection with my Justice for Alison campaign on social media and in the public interest and the complainant was the NHS support worker again who was a member of the Welfare Panel that abused Alison.
(Weeks before the malicious revenge arrest I had lodged a complaint with the Chief Constable against a PC I had never met following a malicious and distressing telephone call I had received from the PC. The complaint was passed to the Professional Standards Department (PSD) who confirmed the complaint had been formally assessed and recorded in accordance with the requirements of the Police Reform Act 2002, for investigation.
I did not know until the officer of the malicious revenge arrest introduced himself in recorded interview that day that he was the very same PC who I had complained to the Chief Constable about weeks earlier).
Evidence via a Subject Access Request (SAR) of a mental health episode in the cell as a result of the malicious nature of the revenge arrest was withheld by the Police until after Trial.
When the withheld (SAR) information was finally provided to me in 2019 a number of serious omissions were evident to indicate a cover-up. The most obvious being an omission by the medical officer on the “Detained Person’s Medical Form” of the mental health episode in the cell, despite it resulting in a referral to the local NHS and Centre for Mental Health and Justice, Bodmin Policing Hub.
At the time of writing, mid-March 2019, the Devon & Cornwall Police Data Protection Unit is refusing to confirm that the cell CCTV evidence that I am entitled to receive under the law has been destroyed.
The Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 27 July 2018 was an attempt to have me railroaded into attending Trial without legal representation despite me having a Legal Aid funded solicitor. The Trial was postponed only in response to an email I sent to the Court and multiple email addresses the day before Trial.
My Legal Aid funded solicitor dismissed himself from my case in September 2018 having acted unprofessionally and not in his client’s best interest. The Legal Aid Agency was complicit in this.
On 17 September 2018 I was requested to attend a Hearing at Truro Magistrates Court, ahead of Trial, and I made it quite clear before leaving the Court, and for the record, that my Human Rights were being violated.
The outcome of the Trial at Bodmin Magistrates Court on 21 September 2018 was that my rights under Article 6 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 to a fair trial and free expression in the public interest were willfuly violated and I was unjustly and unfairly convicted and given a Gagging/Restraining Order for an undisclosed length of time, ordered to pay £380 Costs and given a Community Order to serve.
The NHS support worker was awarded £85, and the Trial was a mistrial because it had no legal value.
The Trial has since been described as a Kangaroo Court and which involved a number of Government departments including HM Courts & Tribunals, Legal Aid Agency and the Crown Prosecution Service in the name of Regina, who all had a legal duty to comply with the Human Rights Act 1998, apart from my legal rights, as did others including Devon & Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council and the NHS Trust.
The reasons being:
That I was not presumed innocent until proven guilty because my evidence was never investigated.
That I was denied adequate time and facilities for the preparation of my defence and denied legal assistance of my own choosing despite coming under Legal Aid.
(The Court appointed a legal representative to cross examine only and who I met for a 90 minute discussion within 20 hours of Trial, and despite the Legal Aid Agency acknowledging the case was “so complex.”)
That for much of the Trial I was without Legal Representation.
That I was denied the attendance and examination of named witnesses on my behalf without explanation or reason and under the same conditions as witnesses against me.
That I was denied hearing enhancement to help me fully understand and follow what was being said and I was refused a friend sitting with me to help.
(Court records will confirm this was also a problem in 2015/16)
An official complaint against the Chief Constable and 5 Devon & Cornwall Police officers regarding the flawed, unlawful and malicious revenge arrest in 2018 which led to the Trial remains ongoing at the time of writing.
The PSD chose to investigate the complaint by Local Resolution meaning no officer would face disciplinary proceedings. The IOPC has since advised me it wants nothing to do with it or an Appeal.
A Police Report has since admitted that my computers were seized unlawfully and despite the police knowing I needed information on them before Trial I did not get them back until after Trial, some 156 days after they were seized.
Although the Court disregarded an Order to destroy the computers if I was convicted it is unknown how long the Court knew my computers had been seized unlawfully or how long the Court colluded with the police to deny me my property and obstruct and pervert the course of justice.
The PC who unlawfully and maliciously engaged in the revenge arrest on 14 May 2018 and appeared at Trial as a witness for the Prosecution never investigated my evidence or treat me with any degree of fairness or innocence. In fact the PC was instrumental in the malicious, groundless and vindictive assassination of my good character in the complainant’s Victim Personal Statement (VPS).
The only question I put to the PC at Trial was for his confirmation that the 7 allegations against him were still ongoing. He confirmed that they were. The Court appointed legal representative advised me not to ask the PC any questions but I could not resist asking just one for the record.
Although the Magistrate asked the PC if a senior officer had advised him not to investigate the matter or not to arrest me he replied no. The identity and rank of the officer who accompanied the PC when they arrested me has been stricken from the record and from the Investigation Report. I believe he was a more senior officer and that the PC committed perjury.
Despite the maliciousness of the phone call and the revenge arrest and the resulting mental health episode in the cell, the PC and another officer visited my address weeks after the Trial to return 3 computers which were removed unlawfully on 14 May 2018. I considered his presence to be inept and provocative because he was still under investigation.
The investigating officer and the Inspector overseeing the investigation of the PC then lied to me about the PC not being present when the computers were returned to me, despite me talking to the PC and being unable to forget him for obvious reasons.
The evidence to prove my innocence, also available in 2015/16, has never been used, investigated or scrutinised in my defence in a Court of Law because of the “Legal Aid Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012”, LASPO, which withdrew legal aid funding from certain areas of law including Welfare, Housing and Medical Negligence.
The Charge against me directly relating to my comments on social media in relation to Welfare, Housing and Medical Negligence issues. Even Devon & Cornwall Police has acknowledged that I “was aggrieved by a housing decision.”
Because of LASPO, my Legal Aid funded representatives in 2015/16 and 2018 were paid NOT to defend me using any evidence relating to Welfare, Housing and Medical Negligence issues. This meaning the Law Firms defrauded the public purse, the Legal Aid Agency was complicit and I was unfairly and unjustly convicted.
In the run up to the Trial in 2018 the Prosecution admitted the NHS support worker was “incorrectly described” as a Mental Health Professional (CPN) when he was a Panel member and the NHS support worker claimed it was an “administrative error” despite evidence to prove the contrary.
In what is now 7 years, the Council and the NHS Trust have never admitted to me that the NHS support worker was “incorrectly described” or that an “administrative error” had been made.
At Trial the NHS support worker admitted he had sat on a number of Welfare Priority Assessment Panels, and the Prosecution neglected to provide a written statement from the Council’s Housing Manager to explain procedural and policy failures by the Council.
Low Welfare Priority for a vulnerable woman with over 30 years of mental health disabilities and who came under the direct care and support umbrella of the Council and the NHS Trust, and who’s condition only got worse until she died some 7 months later.
My 7 year campaign for Justice for Alison has continued in the public interest and Cornwall Council and the Trust still refuse to explain or apologise for what happened to Alison, or allow me, her widower, closure to move on.
I will be seeking financial donations and in the public interest to challenge and expose what government departments and others have unlawfully engaged in to obstruct and pervert the course of justice.
Thank you for your time and donation if you are able to help.
Kind regards, Geoff