It’s ‘a complicated case’ say CPS

Following an appearance at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 3rd March, 2022, an unemployed 48 year old male from Mossley, Tameside was bailed to appear again on 12th April, 2022 for a further case management hearing. He is due next at the same Magistrates’ Court on 12th April, 2022 when dates will be setContinue reading “It’s ‘a complicated case’ say CPS”

‘Another quite extraordinary tale of sustained, institutional and outrageous police corruption’

This is an article first written for the police whistleblowers’ website, uPSD WYP in January, 2013. It stands the test of time, given all that has been revealed about widespread and sustained police corruption across the entire police service, since. Now refreshed and updated in February, 2022 to incorporate links to other cases and events.Continue reading “‘Another quite extraordinary tale of sustained, institutional and outrageous police corruption’”

IOPC moves closure for Hillsborough bereaved families and survivors a step further away

Following an on-line meeting between Executives from five West Midlands branches of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) and senior officers representing the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) last month, it has emerged that 156 complaints, or allegations, against former police officers and staff involved in the Hillsborough Disaster are still beingContinue reading “IOPC moves closure for Hillsborough bereaved families and survivors a step further away”

Raja Miah to face trial in Manchester later in year after not guilty pleas

Raja Miah, 48, of Stamford Road, Mossley appeared at Tameside Magistrates’ Court earlier today and has denied charges of harassment and malicious communications. The court heard how the charge of harassment relates to a series of online posts towards a woman between October 2020 and November 2021. The charge of malicious communications relates to anContinue reading “Raja Miah to face trial in Manchester later in year after not guilty pleas”

Activist to face court over harassment and malicious communications allegations

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that Raja Miah MBE, an unemployed former charity worker and failed free schools operator, has been charged with communications offences relating to a 42 year old Oldham-based female, and, separately, harassing a 39 year old female, who lives in the Salford area of Greater Manchester. He willContinue reading “Activist to face court over harassment and malicious communications allegations”

Rough justice for Anthony Steel

This is an article, first written by Neil Wilby for the police whistleblowers’ website, uPSDWYP, in 2013. It has been edited and refreshed with new information and connected case history that has emerged since then. Its importance at the time it was written, in aiding understanding of the incompetence and deep rooted institutional corruption thatContinue reading “Rough justice for Anthony Steel”

Liston boxes clever

Of all West Yorkshire Police’s rogue officers down the years, the chequered history of this one, ex-PC Kevin Liston (pictured above), informs more about this police force than, very arguably, any other. The sense that WYP has been, for decades, an organisation out of control at the very top pervades a surprising number of theContinue reading “Liston boxes clever”

Sentences reduced in notorious ‘hit and run’ killing

In a lengthy article published elsewhere on this website (read here), the outcomes of a Court of Appeal Criminal Division hearing held in July, 2021 are explored in detail. The judgment, dealing with the safety of convictions and the sentencing of a notorious criminal, known as Meggy or King Meggy, and two others, was handedContinue reading “Sentences reduced in notorious ‘hit and run’ killing”

Watt a carry on

This is the second of two linked articles featuring the innocence claim of Ralph Christie, a Crete-based property developer who was convicted of five fraud offences at Bradford Crown Court in 2015. It focuses on the role of former business associate turned prosecution witness, Susan Watt. The first of the two articles, which sets outContinue reading “Watt a carry on”

New information aids upcoming innocence claim bid

A case that began with a criminal investigation in July, 2009 is still beset, very nearly twelve years later, by impediments in two legal jurisdictions, thousands of miles apart, writes Neil Wilby. In September, 2020, it was reported elsewhere on this website that an appeal hearing on the Greek island of Crete had been delayedContinue reading “New information aids upcoming innocence claim bid”