Speculation over alleged rape councillor reaches fever pitch

Early yesterday a short, but pointed, piece concerning the recent arrest and bail of a local councillor over rape allegations was published elsewhere on Neil Wilby Media (read here). At that time, dialogue with both the press offices of Greater Manchester Police and Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council was ongoing. By a different route to theContinue reading “Speculation over alleged rape councillor reaches fever pitch”

Oldham police officer charged with harassment

A 51 year old serving Greater Manchester Police officer was charged earlier today (23rd September, 2022) with harassing a woman. In a short statement, GMP said they responded to a report that between 10th December, 2021, and 21st March, 2022, a woman was repeatedly contacted by PC Dean Dickenson. The officer, from Oldham, has beenContinue reading “Oldham police officer charged with harassment”

Oldham councillor arrested and bailed over rape allegations

A post appeared on the Manchester Evening News website yesterday evening with broadly the same headline. But it is not a story I would have run, writes Neil Wilby, even though I’m adjacent to much the same facts and like the MEN reporter, whom I admire and respect greatly, know the name of the subjectContinue reading “Oldham councillor arrested and bailed over rape allegations”

Council crackdown on public disorder continues

It is well rehearsed elsewhere on this Neil Wilby Media website that Full Council meetings during the current municipal year in Oldham Metropolitan Borough have been turbulent renewals. Two of those meetings, in June and July, were marred by scenes of serious disorder both in the public galleries and in the council chamber – andContinue reading “Council crackdown on public disorder continues”

Conspiracy theorist faces fifth court appearance tomorrow

An unemployed, 49yo conspiracy theorist from Mossley, Tameside faces his fifth court appearance this year on Thursday 15th September, 2022. A case management hearing is listed at Manchester Magistrates’ Court at which, amongst other administrative matters, a trial date will be fixed to hear harassment allegations against Raja Miah MBE (pictured above left). Those allegationsContinue reading “Conspiracy theorist faces fifth court appearance tomorrow”

Lawyers give cold shoulder to disgraced conspiracy theorist

On 23rd July, 2021, a group of Greater Manchester Police officers, led by Detective Sergeant Chris Dean, executed a dawn raid at a property in Stamford Road, Mossley, Tameside. News broken exclusively on Neil Wilby Media at the time and followed up by local and regional newspapers, subsequently. Raja Miah, a 48yo unemployed conspiracy theoristContinue reading “Lawyers give cold shoulder to disgraced conspiracy theorist”

Safeguarding Minister says ‘No’

As reported elsewhere on Neil Wilby Media earlier today (read more here), the Home Office has written to the Leader of the Opposition on Oldham Council (Cllr Howard Sykes MBE is also the Group Leader of the Liberal Democrats) and turned down his request for an independent inquiry into grotesque failings by police and councilContinue reading “Safeguarding Minister says ‘No’”

No public inquiry in Oldham says Home Office

At a meeting of Full Council in Oldham last night it was heard, during an answer to a question from a member of the public, that the Home Office had replied to a letter from the local Liberal Democrats and turned down their request for a public inquiry into grotesque child sexual exploitation (CSE) failingsContinue reading “No public inquiry in Oldham says Home Office”

Oldham Full Council meeting 7.9.22 – Live blog

For a link to the Agenda for this meeting – and some significant scene setting – please scroll down this page, a little way, to the Preamble posted yesterday afternoon. The latest updates will appear immediately below this opening paragraph and run back in time order. This is a format that has worked efficiently forContinue reading “Oldham Full Council meeting 7.9.22 – Live blog”

Questions pile up for under siege conspiracy theorist

Following a widely read and shared article published elsewhere on this website on 1st September, 2022, there has been, inevitably, a demand for a follow-up. The substance of that careful, well-researched (and widely praised) piece of investigative journalism (read in full here) was to pose a series of important, public interest questions to an unemployed,Continue reading “Questions pile up for under siege conspiracy theorist”