Police Superintendent 822 Laura Hunt approves unlawful bail conditions
Police Superintendent 822 Laura Hunt approved bail conditions that Norfolk police now state were never imposed!
This emanated after police Sergeant Matthew Abbs made false allegations against his ex-partner, who I will refer to as Angela, resulting in Angela being arrested.
After the arrest, Angela was put on police bail with ‘conditions’, they were that she must not contact ME (Paul Ponting, an editor of this website).
Norfolk police stated the reasons for these bail conditions were ‘proportionate and necessary and inferred that I was a ‘witness for the police’! (known by police to be untrue) as I was a witness for Angela against the police.
The police (and DS Abbs) knew that I was a witness for Angela and that I was also acting as her legal representative (McKenzie friend), in a civil matter brought against her by her ex-partner, DS Matthew Abbs.
The police bail conditions resulted in Angela being unable to contact me, her witness and legal representative for a civil trial, resulting in her having to withdraw from the proceedings.
This is an alleged breach of Angela’s Article 6 Human Right to a Fair Trial.
It is also alleged that this was an intentional and tactical act by the police to prevent Angela from being able to access legal advice or rely on a witness that would, on balance, successfully defended the civil claim against her.
I, (Paul Ponting), submitted a GDPR complaint to Norfolk police on the grounds they abused my personal data. They falsely stated I was a police witness and this misuse of my personal information was put on another person’s police records without my knowledge.
I also allege that the bail conditions were unlawful. I was never a police witness and these bail conditions prevented Angela from accessing her McKenzie Friend and a trial witness. The conditions were neither, necessary or proportionate.
The police Professional Standards Department (PSD) response was staggering!
Even with evidence to disprove it (lower down), Norfolk PSD said the bail conditions ‘were requested’, but never applied or imposed. So, did someone forge Inspector Cox or Superintendent Laura Hunts signatures?
A significant contradiction to the actual facts begging the question, is PSD lying? Or has someone tried to cover up this blunder?
The following screenshots prove that conditions were unquestionably imposed not to contact me, Paul Ponting, directly, indirectly by any means and not only that, they were requested and approved up the chain of command from DC to Superintendent.
The following is confirmation by Custody Sergeant 1778 Hill, that he consulted with DC 2346 Neil Patrick and that he is satisfied that that pre-charge bail and conditions are necessary and proportionate to seek further authorisation by an Inspector.
DC 2346 Neil Patrick was the police officer who made the initial decision to block Angela from contacting me, because, she was ‘seeking advice’. The proves the police have actively blocked Angela from getting advice.
Inspector 3177 Cox authorised bail and the bail conditions that PSD say do not exist!
And finally, Superintendent 822 Laura Hunt authorised the bail extension to 3 months .
Both Norfolk and Cambridge police have been asked for their comments.
Since publishing this article (and no suggestion it was due to this article), I received an email from Detective Inspector 4203 Darren Tate who has said the complaint will be managed through what is referred to as Schedule 3 Otherwise than by investigation!
My response to Darren Tate was
This article was written by Paul Ponting and under no circumstances was I in any way enticed or encouraged to write it. This article is specifically related to my personal complaint against Norfolk police.