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Bonkers Blog September 2019

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12 September (Part 2) - No hiding place

I woke up this morning to find an email from Google in my Inbox. It said they were going to remove one of my 4,500 blogs from their Index pages.
They went on to say the page in question was from 20th June 2014. It looked to be a date etched into my memory. The first blog on a subject which took several years to die, the one that reported how Councillor Cheryl Bacon was badly advised by Council Officers and illegally took a Public Meeting into closed session. Bexley’s Council’s lie machine was forced to go into overdrive to cover their inconsequential error and so began several years of enquiries which eventually saw several well known (at the time) Bexley names referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for Misconduct in Public Office.

According to the police the CPS took a year to lose the evidence and so the case against Bexley Council died as cases always do when corruption may be found on so many levels.

I sought out the blog which Google has blocked but I was wrong, the blog I was thinking of was exactly a year older and had in any case been removed as part of the Bonkers’ clean out in the early months of this year of reputation damaging blogs which I considered to have served their purpose now that Bexley Council is not so obviously bent.

The blog for 20th June 2014 was however indirectly linked to the illegal meeting closure, it referred to the two police officers who dealt with the original incident in an exemplary manner but had then been asked to change their reports retrospectively to suit Bexley Council’s lying Agenda. Put under such pressure by senior officers the lower ranks have little option but to comply, which in my opinion makes them corrupt too.

BiB had discovered that the wife (former wife perhaps) of one of them, another police officer, had been jailed the previous year for Misconduct in Public Office. One can only guess that the blog that reported that fact is not welcomed by those involved.

The same subject was covered by the BBC, Kent on Line, The News Shopper, The Bexley Times and the Daily Mail and still is if you care to Google ‘PC Eileen Arthurs Misconduct in Public Office’. Maybe those news sources will be delisted by Google too or perhaps someone thought that Bonkers would be an easier target than the big boys.

I doubt they can be bothered to rejig their websites to circumvent the Google ban, not so Bonkers. Below is a repeat of the 20th June 2014 blog and the original has been given a new date (and therefore URL).

The news has been out in the open for more than five years, I see no need to suppress it especially when it it is so easily available elsewhere.

The rude words at the end of the old blog are taken from the statement signed by Councillor Melvin Seymour and provided to the police as part of a malicious prosecution of a Crayford resident who had been indiscreet on Twitter.

The statement is untruthful but if one is in a generous mood it is possible to argue that Councillor Seymour did not know it at the time but the police knew the statement was a lie because they had seen the original Tweet which said something rather different.

That did not however stop DS Alastair Vanner of Bexley Police standing in the witness box at Woolwich Crown Court and on oath repeating something that he must have known was untrue - and you wonder why I have no time for any of them.

Old blog follows.

20 June 2014 - Misconduct in Public Office. A family affair?

Someone closely acquainted with Bexley police and their crooked associations with Bexley council (†) asked me why I was so sure that Police Constables Shaun Kelly and Peter Arthurs would have to be pressurised into making false statements in support of Bexley council, maybe they were happy to be associated with liars was the unstated suggestion.

Probably I am naive but that was something that had never crossed my mind encouraged by the fact that the police refused to let Mick Barnbrook have a copy of the two PC’s statements, merely giving assurances that their statements supported Bexley council’s false allegation about five members of the public refusing to leave the council chamber. Being only too well aware of how senior police officers lie as a matter of course I rather thought the statements didn’t actually exist.

But what if the two PCs are wrong ‘uns happy to associate themselves with liars, cheats and crooks?

Research into Shaun Kelly’s history did not get very far. He is the Neighbourhood copper on Teresa O’Neill’s ward which doesn’t prove a lot. Maybe he feels he can’t afford to upset the great lady.

Looking into Peter Arthurs’ history proved to be a bit more interesting but maybe not entirely productive. A Peter Arthurs married an Eileen Hayes in 1983…
…and a Peter and Eileen Arthurs live - or maybe lived - together in Bexley.
With the same names and middle initials it’s not impossible they are the same couple. So where is this leading you might ask. Well it’s probably just wishful thinking but a PC Eileen Arthurs was jailed for two and a half years last year for Misconduct in Public Office.

There is a pre-verdict report on the News Shopper’s website. It includes the little gem of information that PC Eileen Arthurs lived at the same address as Lee May, “suspected of involvement in the 2006 Securitas Heist which was the biggest in British criminal history”.

It’s too much to hope for that PC Peter Arthurs is in some way linked to this and heading in the same direction as Eileen. The indications are unfortunately that it may be all coincidence but it does serve as a reminder that one can be too trusting of the police and maybe I should stop giving PCs Kelly and Arthurs the benefit of the doubt.

† It was John Kerlen as long term readers may have guessed. For newcomers I should explain that in 2011 John Tweeted “What sort of c*** lives in a house like this?” alongside an identified house. It was councillor Melvin Seymour’s house but it was Bexley council that identified it, not John. They then persuaded an obedient Bexley police chief to prosecute him claiming without a shred of evidence that John had encouraged people to post dog faeces through Seymour’s letter box. Will Tuckley repeated the same lie in a letter to John.

Below is part of councillor Seymour’s less than truthful statement to the police…
Where did Seymour get that idea from? No one mentioned dogs but when does the truth ever bother the average Bexley Tory? Seymour repeated the same lies in the witness box. Fortunately, albeit after ten thousand pounds’ worth of barrister’s fees, John was found not guilty. Yet another example of the dishonest steps certain Bexley councillors will take to avenge criticism.

Perhaps Melvin Seymour would like to thank Cheryl Bacon for providing the opportunity to rake up that old story for the benefit of a new audience?

Note: This republished old blog has been very slightly modified because it would otherwise conflict with my decision to wipe references to Councillor Cheryl Bacon’s illegal exclusion of the public from a Public Meeting in June 2013.


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