Thursday, 10 February 2011

Hartlepool Independant Councillor arrested for allegidly posting critical comments on Internet site

A report published in the Northern Echo claims that a Hartlepool Independent Councillor Geoff Lilley, was quizzed by police on Friday February 4th 2011, following complaints posted on the popular local web-site, “High Tax Hartlepool,”

It is believed that councillor Lilley was arrested on suspicion of an offence under the Malicious Communications Act regarding remarks he is alleged to have made about a fellow councillor Marjorie James, of Labour,

Geoff Lilley spent eight hours in custody before being released on bail while further investigations are carried out.

It is understood that police officers also want to identify other people who contribute to this very popular local web-site, "High Tax Hartlepool "

To say that I have been critical of some council officers and Elected Councillors in the past would be an understatement, my Freedom of Information requests ( available on this site ) to Hartlepool Council and my one Formal Complaint establishes in my eyes that the present administration will attempt by any means to divert attention away from their own criminal wrongdoings , misadministration is endemic, most are incompetent , biased and unaccountable , and I believe that this is a deliberate attempt to discredit a Independent Councillor, who has the courage to stand up and tell the truth. so much for democracy and free speech in Hartlepool.
Apparently anyone who as been critical of anyone of this group of gangsters faces arrest.