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Blackmail and threats.

Post  cyfrifia on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:40 pm

Choosing the right word is all the rage at the moment. However, 'attended' seems an odd choice, sounds like these chaps were attentively performing a solemn duty.

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/78596/duo-charged-after-councillor-threatened

Quote: "attended the home address of the councillor"

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Post  Atlas on Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:29 am

Well they could hardly be jocular about it could they. "Eee by gum Mr Councillor chappie. Wi's come t' cheeer thee up. Give us a sackfull er fivers an' we won't jump on thee head sey thee."
It's not considered good English to say 'went to' or 'presented themselves'. Don't know why really? Wink
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Post  southernbelle on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:52 am

"Visited"? "Went to"? Called at"?

Seems strange they live so far away too. Wonder why the councillor was not named?
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Post  Charly on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:13 am

Well, they're not going to tell us who it is in case there was a reason for the blackmail threats, skeletons in closets and all that stuff.
Certain councillors cant afford any more adverse publicity
Maybe some Rochdale councillors have links with the Birmingham/West Midlands area
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Post  Hinch on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:40 am

As they have not named the councillor or given any indication as to the area he/she lives in, the request for the public to come forward with information is a complete joke.

Fairly typical of the attitude of the police these days. Ticking the community-involvement box whilst more or less ensuring that they are given no useful information whatsoever.
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Post  southernbelle on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:53 am

Charly wrote:Well, they're not going to tell us who it is in case there was a reason for the blackmail threats, skeletons in closets and all that stuff.
Certain councillors cant afford any more adverse publicity
Maybe some Rochdale councillors have links with the Birmingham/West Midlands area


And STAINES?
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Post  Hinch on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:38 am

The police have now pulled the 'story' and 'apologise for any inconvenience'.
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Post  Spartacus on Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:37 pm

Hinch wrote:The police have now pulled the 'story' and 'apologise for any inconvenience'.

What?!!

How the heck can that be? Either the events took place or they did not.

If a "misunderstanding" how did it come about that police issued the story in the first place?

Who was the Councillor? If not being blackmailed and subject to a court case no reason to protect his/her identity.

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Post  Charly on Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:44 pm

southernbelle wrote:
Charly wrote:Well, they're not going to tell us who it is in case there was a reason for the blackmail threats, skeletons in closets and all that stuff.
Certain councillors cant afford any more adverse publicity
Maybe some Rochdale councillors have links with the Birmingham/West Midlands area


And STAINES?

Dont know about that one. The report states threats were made on his life
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:43 pm

" Spartacus wrote:
Hinch wrote:The police have now pulled the 'story' and 'apologise for any inconvenience'.
What?!!

How the heck can that be? Either the events took place or they did not.

If a "misunderstanding" how did it come about that police issued the story in the first place? "

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It seems a 'Rum Do' for sure. The BBC News online issued a report at 13.52 today! Shocked :

BBC NEWS England
13 March 2013 Last updated at 13:52
Rochdale councillor blackmail: Two charged

Two men have been charged with blackmailing a Rochdale councillor.
The men are alleged to have gone to the councillor's home on 4 March, made death threats and demanded a large amount of money.
Zaheer Ahmid, 33, of Church Street, Dudley in the West Midlands and Murza Zia Sadiq, 32, of Willowbank Avenue, Staines in Surrey, have each been charged with one count of blackmail.
Both men are due to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court later.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21764327#







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