April 2008 and the vile then Council Solicitor, Barry Khan, tells the Local Ombudsman that he would arrange an advocate to help Mr Parnell with his simple problem, and the Ombudsman speaks of the “heavy emotional load” on Mr Parnell.

Six months later in October 2008 Khan “was planning to contact” Mr Parnell. He didn’t though.

It was a good day for Stockport when Barry Khan ceased being the Council Solicitor.