More extraordinary scenes at BRISTOL MAGISTRATES COURT on Monday when the legendary #walrustrial recommenced after a Christmas break.
The trial, ostensibly a prosecution of a short let home – the MANSION HOUSE on Knowle Road, Totterdown – for noise pollution, has turned into something of a forensic analysis of the conduct of the city council’s environmental health department and especially the malign influence Councillor Gary “FUCKBUCKET” Hopkins seems to be able to exert over their work.
Monday saw more bad news for the council when an EXPERT WITNESS for the defence on noise pollution took the stand and DEMOLISHED the council’s utterly crap evidence based on lost log books and zero sound recordings.
This was followed by a BIZARRE summing up from the council’s barrister – paid handsomely by you, dear reader – in which she accused Andrew Forsey of the Mansion House of writing the BRISTOLIAN!
This is obviously a pile of evidence-free bullshit, which shows just how WEAK the council’s case is if they have to focus a prosecution for noise pollution on YER LOCAL SMITER rather than any evidence of, er … Actual noise!
The council barrister then went on to distance herself from her own star witness, Mansion House next door neighbour and RACIST Jonathan Ross. And then finished with a flourish by privately accusing the defence of “VINDICTIVENESS” after it transpired that an anonymous complaint had been made to the NSPCC and social services regarding Ross’s racist language towards a child.
Nice to see the city council speculating on the identity of ANONYMOUS complainants in respect of child SAFEGUARDING allegations don’t you think?
The magistrates then adjourned for three hours to consider a verdict only to return and announce they were unable to reach one and were therefore adjourning the court until 9 FEBRUARY.
Presumably buying themselves some time to work out a way to find the defendants GUILTY despite a key prosecution witness, council boss Mark Curtis admitting under oath that the whole prosecution was in fact a VENDETTA against the defendants and there being no evidence of noise pollution at the Mansion House at all!
Watch this space …
Having followed this case since the beginning I am disgusted at the behaviour of the council and obviously councillor Hopkins in this whole sorry affair that I understand could cost the tax payer in excess of £200000. It is beyond belief that the magistrates have not acquitted the defendant with such poor evidence. It beggars believe that a serious charge without any evidential proof can be made. Upto £20000 per noise nuisance. So let’s hope for a landmark change in the law.
Bristol green capital – or banana republic?
It is just outrageous that there is a prosecution of noise based on no recorded evidence…it sounds like an abuse of the justice system.
SOLICITORS AND BARRISTERS FEES..AN ABUSE OF PUBLIC TAX PAYERS FUNDS AS FAR AS I CAN SEE ..BY THIS CROOKED SELF MOTIVATED ,GREEDY POWER HUNGRY INDIVIDUAL GARY HOPKINS. HE HAS USED THE CLOAK OF BCC AND THE LIB DEMS TO BACK HIS PERSONAL VENDETTA AND AS A COURT OFFICIAL I CAN SEE AN APPEARANCE IN THE OFFING MR HOPKINS FOR BOTH YOU AND YOUR PERJURIOUS CHUMS ! NB
SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO WARREN BRADLEY EX LEADER OF LIVERPOOL COUNCIL….OH AND OF COURSE TOMMY SHERIDAN IN ABERDEEN…. NOT FORGETTING YOUR FRIEND CHRIS HUHNE ANOTHER LIB DEM LIAR. I WILL BE HAPPY TO SERVE PAPERS SHOULD ANYONE OUT THERE BE INTERESTED!
Very well put. Let’s hope this bully and his gang of half wits are taken down.