November 18th, 2007

Pissing in the Wind

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

A solicitor from Essex has tried to take out a private prosecution against the parents of Madeleine McCann for child neglect.

A quote from the Telegraph website says, "Anthony Bennett, 60, faxed an application for a summons of Gerry and Kate McCann to Loughborough magistrates’ court in their home county of Leicestershire.

He was spurred to act by a "lack of action" by authorities in Leicestershire, and comments made by Clarence Mitchell, the McCanns’ spokesman, that their actions were typical of many British families on holiday."

I know I’ve blogged on this subject before but I really hope someone has the bottle to grasp the nettle and sort this one out. I have my doubts that this particular chap will succeed and I think he will be in for some not inconsiderable criticism but I have to agree with him. If Mr & Mrs McCann were Wayne & Waynetta Chav they’d have been done by now.

More here, here & here.

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  1. Twining or Black in Blue says:

    Dear colleagues,

    ACPO, Police Federation; etc., I have often felt that I have been “Pee’ing” in the wind and against the tide. I have therefore often, metaphorically speaking of course, wet my trousers. Alas I will continue pee’ing in the wind against the likes of David Coleman, Norman Bettison, etc.


    November 19th, 2007 at 20:18

  2. Stan Still says:

    The case has been kicked out at the first hurdle, as I suspected it would be.

    Leicester Mercury

    On another subject – I’ve relaunched my blog on WordPress. Could you update your sidebar with the new location? Cheers.

    You’re Nicked!

    November 22nd, 2007 at 19:53

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