No Duty on District Council to Report Crime or Suspicion or Knowledge of Crime ?

#1
I will be retiring fully this Saturday. The model of reality that has seen me through to date has been challenged by the latest missive from the council solicitor.

The history includes a Planning Officer hearing machine gun fire from a 25 yard .22 rifle range. He does not report this to Police. When a Standards Complaint was made against the Planning Officer and a councillor the Standards Process decided the Code of Conduct did not have jurisdiction over the cllr's conduct complained of. Meanwhile the officer appears to have enjoyed a severance and early retirement package.

It later emerged that the Standards Process had sat whilst an evidence file about the range was concealed from the knowledge of the cllrs on the Cttee and thus also from Full Council who endorsed the Standards recommendation.

The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act places duties on councils to consider crime prevention in all their duties. Including Standards procedures.

So where are the machine guns now that the Planning Officer heard ?

Did the Planning Officer in the severance and early pension arrangement commit an offence of concealing crime Criminal Justice Act 1967.

The council solicitor says even if crime was committed the council has no duty imposed on it to make a crime complaint to police.

So I wrote, a bit intrigued, asking about Terrorism Act 2000 and Proceeds of Crime Act and Crime and Disorder Act The council solicitor is now refusing to answer.

So I wrote to MI5. From what I can gather they too assumed councils would always report crime like use of machine guns.
 
#5
I read the title of this thread and said to myself

"now who might be the author of such an enlightening, informative and indeed important missive?"

and I was not wrong for it is indeed BB.
 
#6
I read the title of this thread and said to myself

"now who might be the author of such an enlightening, informative and indeed important missive?"

and I was not wrong for it is indeed BB.

not just any BB, this is a Kent Police hating BB.

(Sponsored by the Emperor himself)
 

Wordsmith

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#8
My bold.

I will be retiring fully this Saturday. The model of reality that has seen me through to date has been challenged by the latest missive from the council solicitor.
Obviously my dictionary has a different definition of reality to yours.

Still, look on the bright side, you will have more time to devote to the misdeeds of Kent Police.

Wordsmith
 
#9
So all these threads were over what someone "heard", u sure the range wasnt next to an open window, where someone was watching the film Heat ?
 
#10
Cheese a food of many variations, and one I particularly enjoy.
 
#11
So all these threads were over what someone "heard", u sure the range wasnt next to an open window, where someone was watching the film Heat ?
I should report all the gunfire and screaming I hear from next door. That'll teach them to play a PS3 attached to a telly bigger than my car. (I'm just jealous as I can't afford them)
 
#12
BB regularly wastes oxygen - that must be a crime somewhere, surely?
 

Guns

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#20
I must admit, it's a little bit spooky as I worked on both the Deal Bombing and the murder of Kenneth Speakman. As for people engaging in firing machine guns on .22 ranges perhaps if plod was informed and not some damned councillor via some bloody solicitor Arses may well have been kicked.. just saying like. My DI at the time was a mad Irishman born and bred on the Falls Road in Belfast, I don't think Masonic or other influences would have mattered a shit to him.
 

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