24-10-2017 two misconduct hearings
I attended NWPOLICE HQ today to witness the two advertised misconduct hearings, one for PC 551 Bebbington and one for PC 2974 Bradshaw.
On 18th September 2017 PC 551 Bebbington was convicted of driving a motor vehicle whilst over the prescribed limit, contrary to Section 5 of the Road Traffic Act, at Llandudno Magistrates Court.
Bebbington had in fact turned up for duty intoxicated, with a breath alcohol content of 80mg, he was prosecuted, banned for 18 months with a £500 fine. It is my belief had it been the likes of me or you prosecuted for being so intoxicated we would have received a custodial sentence or at the very least community service along with a heavy fine and a lengthy ban, perhaps the magistrates were more lenient due to the fact he was a serving police officer of 25 years and would surely be dismissed and lose his pension.
Bebbington was in fact dismissed during this mornings hearings, by the Chief Constable Mark Polin.
The second hearing was in relation to PC Bradshaw’s harassment against his ex partner, a West Midlands PC.
On 25th September 2017, PC2974 Bradshaw pleaded guilty at Mold Magistrates Court to an offence contrary to section 2A(1) and (4) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 committed between 1st July and 11th March 2017.
Bradshaw could not accept the fact that his ex partner had dumped him and therefore sought to harass her via her social media accounts in person and with unwanted gifts, this silly bobby accessed her social media over 250 times to track her movements and those of her new beau ‘Gary’. Quite rightly the victim complained to NWPOLICE and the after PC Bradshaw was convicted, receiving a suspended sentence.
NWPOLICE have made a significant noise about their super duper cyber crime unit and it seems on this occasion it was used to great effect, Bradshaw’s Ipad, Iphone and laptop were seized for evidence, this begs the three year old question why NWPOLICE, particularly DS John Hanson (who was non to pleased to see me at this mornings hearings) refused to prosecute or even for that matter to arrest and interview Nigel Roberts when he confessed to being the sole author behind the troll blog ‘Thoughts of Oscar’, after all PC Cawood stated that North Wales Police had tried to prosecute the authors of the blog but had failed as they had no idea who was publishing the blog as it was written anonymously.