It was now clear that West Mercia Police were not going to address the issues I had raised in respect of senior Crown Prosecutor, Stephen Davies. This was a ‘public interest’ concern that surely could not just be ignored.
I had been signed off work by my GP due to the effects the stress was having on me. I decided to raise the concerns myself directly to the CPS………..
On 21st February 2017 I had a response confirming that the Parliamentary and Complaints Unit had received my email. A month later on 21st March 2017 I wrote the the CPS again.
Sir/ Madam, It has now been over 20 working days since I made this complaint about Mr Stephen Davies. I would be grateful for a response/ update in line with your complaints procedure. Regards, Richard Barradale-Smith
On 24th March 2017 I received the following email……..
Sounded like it was going to be brushed under the carpet to me!!! On 27th March I responded to Ms Llewelyn.
Again, having no response from Ms Llewelyn I sent follow up emails on 4th April, 24th April and 25th April. Why was she being so rude? On 26th April I received the following which I responded to on the following day…….
No response………so on 7th May I sent this to the ‘Independent’ Assessor of Complaints for the CPS……..
And their response on 9th May….
I was going around in circles. I had informed 2 senior officers. This was bonkers. So….what do you think happened next? Find out in a couple of blogs time when we would have caught up with the other events.