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News and Comment April 2012

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17 April (Part 3) - Correspondence

I’m behind with it. Stupidly, the mail that arrived first, when the Olly storm first broke is more likely to be unanswered than the stuff that arrived today. But I’ll catch up with it before the end of the week. Fortunately The Truth kept quiet after I made his messages, those that I had kept, available on-line as he asked. I asked for a resend if I’d omitted anything important but I heard nothing. I hope he is happy now.

One of my as yet unanswered emails reminded me that something one of councillor Seymour’s friends was effing and blinding about outside the Court on Friday was suggesting Olly Cromwell is a paedophile. Getting desperate I suppose, and paedophilia isn’t considered very serious by Bexley council. As I said before, they knowingly kept one so charged in his child accessible workplace eighteen months ago.

To reduce the correspondence pressure I switched off the answering machine too, there has been no time to listen to messages. I’ve been answering the phone only when there is nothing better to do. i.e. not often.

A witness to the events referred to by Seymour in his “slammed the door in my face” statement on oath told me what actually happened. You may find it hard to believe, but I have never heard Olly swear or get agitated about anything. Seymour’s statement didn’t ring true. I don’t believe it. The witness’s account makes me even more certain.

Councillor Sandra BauerIn other respects I don’t take great exception to what councillor Seymour did. He was told a story made up by councillor Sandra Bauer - the dog poo bit - and he reacted as many would have done. What is wrong to my mind is that Olly was taken to court initially for things he hadn’t done and no one at Bexley council was honest enough to admit it. Then they used the catch all Section 127 sledgehammer on Olly to get him in whichever way they could. Did the Judge get fed the wrong prosecution statement, full of stuff he never did, deliberately? Who knows?

Until this incident, councillor Melvin Seymour had never come to notice on this website; one of several ‘nobodies’ who turned up at meetings and went away again. He probably came under pressure from on high to make the most of the whole sorry situation. As a result he has had to pay a high personal price whereas the inventor of the doggy poo story is getting off scot free. That is why Seymour’s picture hasn’t appeared here since the court case but the real villain, who wasn’t allowed to be a witness because her story was so flaky, has.

For tomorrow I have two, maybe more but time will be short, ordinary Bexley stories so it is probably goodbye to the Olly curious hordes. It has been nice to have you; see you on 9th May no doubt.

Note dated 17th August 2012. At an appeal hearing where both Seymour and Bauer were called as witnesses and cross examined it became clear that it was Seymour who had dishonestly exaggerated the content of the Tweet in order to attempt a miscarriage of justice and Bauer had merely sent him a copy and took no part in its embellishment.


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