Mr Keir Starmer

Director of Public Prosecutions

Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters

50 Ludgate Hill



Monday, March 29, 2010

Dear Mr Starmer

Re: 8680 – Mr Michael Parnell, Stockport Town Hall Protester. Had police called 130 plus times, 38 plus arrests, one court case dropped on the day of his hearing, Criminal ASBO involving 2 years house arrest 8am to 8pm, multiple stays in tough Manchester prison, Crown Court acquittal January 2010 in which Judge Lever criticised Stockport Council for not having sorted his problem out, two further court cases – one using the town hall public lavatory when he had a letter from the Chief Executive specifically giving him permission to do so and when the police were called with blue flashing lights – dropped following adverse press publicity. No attempt by Stockport Council to sort his problem out. Police subsequently called by the Mayor to arrest him following a full council meeting where he tried to ask a public question regarding what had been done to him by the Council. The Mayor, who himself has subsequently been arrested for alleged benefit fraud, claimed apparently he was asking a planning question which was sub judice. He wasn’t. Further arrest for, I believe, trying to obtain a council meeting agenda document. Tried to harm himself in police cell. Further court case pending. His troubled daughters, whom he adopted from Stockport Council and who had a terrible time with their birth parents and for whom he simply wanted to obtain help, have still received no help whatsoever and are on a path of self-destruction (please see enclosed press cuttings).

I received a letter from C Swallow of the Correspondence Unit dated 8th October 2009 saying Mr. Robert Marshall, the Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Greater Manchester would write to me about the case of Mr. Parnell, our town hall protester.

I don’t recall receiving any letter from Mr. Marshall.

Please see Mr. Parnell’s details above. Following the death of the lady from Stockport who jumped from the Humber Bridge with her 9-year-old autistic son, lessons were supposed to have been learned from the Serious Case Review and also following the death of the 18-year-old straight out of Stockport Council’s care who jumped to her death from a tower block. The Coroner is rightly worried about what is going on in Stockport.

The Director of Children and Young People’s Directorate, Andrew Webb, and the Executive Councillor responsible for that department, Councillor Weldon – teacher have recently been in the national press over the horrible death of a young boy with asthma and their refusal to hold a review of what went wrong.

The CPS prosecutor who tried so hard to have Mr. Parnell sent back to prison for the only crime Stockport Council have alleged against him – a non-existent sneeze – is now trying to have him tagged again. That prosecutor should not be allowed anywhere near any case to do with Mr. Parnell.

In addition, the Leader of Stockport Council, Councillor Dave Goddard, sent me a confidential Crown Prosecution document regarding Mr. Parnell. How did he get it?

I have tried to raise this issue with the Council’s Monitoring Officer who simply won’t respond.

I hope you will take these issues seriously. Very soon we will be reading in the press of the death of Mr. Parnell or his daughters and crocodile tears will be shed by the crocodiles at Stockport Council.

Yours sincerely

Sheila Oliver

Freedom of Information, Human Rights and Environmental Campaigner

c.c. Chief Executive, Stockport Council

c.c. Barry Khan, Stockport Council

c.c. Monitoring Officer, Stockport Council

c.c. John Pollard, HM Coroner, Stockport

c.c. Andrew Webb, Director CYPD Stockport

c.c. Mark Weldon, Executive Councillor CYPD