The suggestion that Will Tuckley
applied for a job with Westminster council did not provoke any confirmation
so I shall continue to take it with a pinch of salt. I have been printing off
correspondence in connection with the allegation he is guilty of Misconduct in
Public Office this morning
prior to my meeting with the police next Thursday and
some of the off the record stuff from councillors is pretty damning so it would
be understandable if Mr. Tuckley is sick of having to defend
Whilst there has been nothing more Westminster related I did get a message from Croydon where Tuckley was Deputy Chief Executive until April 2008 having joined that council in 1996. Apparently they have good reason to remember him but for reasons that will become apparent there is not going to be any independent confirmation of what was said.
According to the well informed man from Croydon - or maybe the scurrilous mischief maker - or maybe both, Will Tuckley was involved in a fatal accident while driving in a Croydon car park. I doubt very much he was at fault, it could have happened to any of us, if true it would appear to be a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The story is that someone was asleep in the gloom of the underground Croydon car park next to the town hall and was run over and killed. Newspaper reports at the time confirm the car park had been a mecca for the homeless and the drug addicted.
So maybe Will Tuckley was involved in a most unfortunate accident and one can only sympathise with his situation, but that is not what makes the story interesting. It is the fact that Croydon man says that news of the accident was kept under wraps and the police took very little interest. How did that come about?
I can’t help thinking of the fact that Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, recently of Bexley, latterly of Tower Hamlets was at Croydon until 2010. I know that under Stringer’s command Bexley police excused themselves from investigating Bexley council’s obscene blog with a letter full of techno-nonsense and Stringer’s sidekick connived with Tuckley to get the suspect, councillor Peter Craske off the hook for it. So it’s probably not too far fetched to take two and two and make four in Croydon a few years before.