At the end of my interview on 20th September I told DI Justin TAYLOR that I was going to have to now go home and explain to Jane that I had again been questioned about having an affair. I said that I wanted him to phone my wife and explain to her what evidence they had to justify questioning me about this. I said that she, quite rightly, would be thinking that they would have to have very good evidence to go to these lengths.
He did phone her and he told her that they had NO further evidence! Jane said that DI TAYLOR then said something that she found extremely alarming and threatening, ‘I’ve got your life in my hands’! Jane was at work when she received the call and found it so intimidating and upsetting, that she had to leave work early.
I remember driving home from the interview, feeling numb, not being able to believe what was going on.
It wasn’t long before the media found out about the warrant and they had started to ask questions!
I knew I had to get a copy of the warrant application. I decided to email Birmingham Magistrates Court who had issued the warrants.
On 29th September 2017, I received the following response.
Also on 29th September I drove to Worcester to meet DS Craig Tennant who was going to return the paperwork that had been seized from me. later on this day, he sent me this email.
On 16th October 2017, we had the remaining items which had been seized, returned to us. On checking the property, I noticed that my iPhone had two small bubbles under the glass on the front screen! (Which weren’t there before the phone was seized). The phone didn’t have a screen cover on. The bubbles were definitely under the glass. I took the phone to an EE phone shop and got one of the staff to have a look at it. They told me that the screen must have been removed!!
Why on earth would the police have removed the screen from my phone? Why indeed!!!
On 17th October 2017 I sent an email to Chief Superintendent Mark Travis asking for an update.
And his response….
Jane emailed Mark Travis on the following day!!
A fair enough question to ask considering the stress Jane had been put through. A question that would obviously deserve a respectful, courteous and sympathetic answer from a chief officer of a ‘caring’ organisation. What do you think?
Sorry Jane, he was clearly too busy to show you any respect whatsoever!
Anyway, where was I, yes my quest for the warrant application.
And so….I submitted a subject access data request Form on 21-10-17…
They obviously didn’t want to make things easy for me but despite their best efforts, I was not going to be forced into submission.