Paul Whitehouse hit the headlines in 2001 following his resignation from his post, following the fatal shooting of James Ashley, 39, an unarmed man, who laid naked in his bed with his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed.
The then Home Secretary in Tony Blair’s government, David Blunkett, put pressure on Whitehouse to resign. He effectively invited the now defunct Sussex Police Authority, to dismiss Whitehouse if it wanted to restore public confidence in the county’s police force.
Retiring on a full pension; (a common trend among police officers who found themselves facing disciplinary action), Whitehouse maintained he had done nothing wrong, and that his police officers acting professionally, so much so that he promoted the two police officers after the event.
He said at the time, “I have done nothing wrong. I have behaved to the highest standards of integrity that I expect all my officers to have.”
Ashley was shot by a member of PC Chris Sherwood, a member of Sussex police Special Operations Unit, when it raided a flat in St Leonards, Hastings, in January 1998. Officers had been told that two men, probably armed, were in the flat with a large quantity of drugs.
Ashley, who had a conviction for manslaughter, was in bed with his girlfriend when the police broke in. He was shot when he apparently went to turn on a light.
PC Sherwood would later be acquitted of murder and manslaughter at the Old Bailey. Charges of criminal misconduct against four senior officers involved in planning the raid were also dropped.
The final straw appears to be Whitehouse’s subsequent decision to go ahead with the promotion of two of the officers and backdate their pay increases precipitated the events that led to his resignation. The move angered members of the police authority, who were not consulted. One source said it was the “final straw”.
Clearly defiant and insistent that he had done nothing wrong, Whitehouse said, “My integrity is my most important possession and to hear it called into question both hurts and angers me. I shall now carefully consider what action to take in respect of the scurrilous accusations that have been made against me.”
He questioned Mr Blunkett’s role and said, “politicians should avoid looking for scapegoats when faced with the consequences of fighting crime.”
“I hope he realizes that if he wants us to be firm in our fight against drugs then officers will have to make decisions that may have unfortunate consequences. It is essential in these circumstances that these officers are supported, providing they have acted with integrity themselves.”
It’s a shame that Whitehouse’s time in office ended in such disgrace, though allegations of cover-up and misconduct were also levelled against him and Sussex police, following the murder of 19 year old Katrina Taylor in 1996, and accused of ignoring corruption in Wealden District Council.
The fifth man is an alleged crime lord called Mark Slade, aka Marcel Sulc.
Simon Williams worked for Mark Slade by managing the post, deliveries and pick ups, from the property of 318 South Coast road, Peacehaven.
If David Neilson was called to give evidence, the jury would have heard that Mark Slade’s gang were using the flat above Mr Neilson, Top Flat, 318 Southcoast road, Peacehaven, East Sussex, for varying types of criminal activities from credit fraud and drugs.
According to Mr Neilson, Slade openly boasted of having a string of criminal convictions, including blackmail, deception, handling stolen goods, actual bodily hard, firearms, burglary and drug dealing.
Simon Williams worked for Slade as the ‘pick up man’, signing for goods delivered, and for answering the telephone.
Sussex Police have a history of targeting the elderly. If it isn’t a case of criminals dressing up as Sussex Police officers (of which they can buy the uniform from the Sussex Police EBay shop,) and defrauding elderly victims on their door-steps, its a case of Sussex police targeting concerned pensioners, based on malicious allegations, lies and here-say.
John Hoath, has been convicted of sending emails, concerning serious police corruption.
David ‘Joe’ Neilson remains in hiding, too scared to return home because he fears he’ll be killed by Sussex police.
Michael Coughtrey has spent years trying to bring justice to his brother, who was accused of attacking a police officer with a 7″ knife. The police lied…
John Paterson is awaiting trial in Chelmsford prison, based on the lies of an alleged satanic cult leader.
Edward Ellis is being hounded for helping people find justice in the British courts.
On the 15 January 2015, Joe was attacked at his home at 318a SouthCoast Road, Peacehaven. Joe recalls, that if it wasn’t for me coming to his rescue, he would have been killed on his door-step.
Joe called for the police, who turned up within minutes, spent 15 minutes laughing and joking with Joe’s attackers, before eventually knocking on Joe’s door, and arresting both him and I for attacking them!
Prospective MP angry over arrest – The Argus dated 21 January 2015, written by Rachel Millard
“I heard a noise at the back of my flat and thought I had left my caravan unlocked. Going out I found it was locked, but I unlocked it to see where the noise had come from. Just as I opened the door I heard a noise behind me, as I turned around I was struck in the right eye three times blinding me. He punched me to my body before falling into my caravan. I was I think semi conscious. The man said “that’s from Brotherton don’t waste your time calling the police”. I must have passed out.”
“TOO FRIGHTENED TO CALL THE POLICE”
“I don’t know for how long I made it back in to my flat which I had left unlocked. Getting inside I collapsed on my bed, coming to around about 2 am. I had wet and crapped myself. I was in extreme pain and too frightened to call the Police. I did the best with my eye which was still bleeding then cleaned myself up taking pain killers and sleeping tablets I went back to bed.”
“Coming to later that day I found a cut on my back and both knees where cut, the sight in my eye was OK. Looking back I believe the blows to this eye were done to blind me. The man was hidden behind the new fence.”
Who is Brotherton?
Who are the ‘Dark Forces’ at work in Sussex? Who would attack a disabled old aged pensioner?
The usual suspects are either Sussex Police or contractors attached to Sussex Police. Joe alleges that Sussex Police are in the pocket of a crime-lord called Mark Slade, based in Hastings but now thought to be somewhere in Bulgaria.
Mark Slade operated a number of security companies which acted as a front for drug dealing, credit fraud, theft and a variety of other serious crimes. Alarm bells should have sounded when looking at the names he used for his companies. Names such as Grim Limited, Grab-It Limited, Pure Profit Limited, Deadly Limited And F.U. Bigot Limited.
His crimes were so unique Parliament had to change the Laws to stop him. An amendment to the Theft Act 1968, was made in 1996 to outlaw the offence of ‘Obtaining a money transfer by deception’. Essentially he seized property owned by other people, using legal means through British courts, by repossessing flats for non-payment of nominal ground rents – usually of only around £50. The legal owners were powerless to stop him and Mark Slade went on to amass a multi-million pound fortune by repeating his scam on thousands of victims.
The Guardian newspaper reported on this and can be read further here.
This is not the first time Joe has been attacked by members of Mark Slade’s gang. After the murder of Katrina Taylor, he was attacked in-side his flat, but bizarrely, Sussex Police arrested him instead of the thugs who attacked him. (As what happened again in 15 January 2015.) This sums up everything Joe has been through. This vicious attack is the latest in a long line of attacks and if it wasn’t for a higher power protecting him, (His Guardian Angel), Joe would be dead now.
Let these words sink in; Joe is too scared to return home because he fears he’ll be killed by Sussex Police.
No wonder their current Chief Constable, Giles York, is standing down in shame.