Mr Keir Starmer

Director of Public Prosecutions

Crown Prosecution Service

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

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

c.c. Mr Rusbridger


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