To: Boris Johnson
First may I say that I love what you’re
about and think you’re a much better Mayor than Ken Livingstone. I am writing to
ask for your help with a legal matter stemming from an incident that happened
whilst I was cycling to raise money to help the needy. I thought you may like to
offer assistance. My good friend James swears he saw you cycle up the Kings Road
In October 2008 I set off from the
Centre of Britain to the South coast of England to raise money for Local Animal
Welfare. On day 10 I was in Ayelsbury near London about three quarters of the
whole journey distance. I stopped to ask directions and then spent the afternoon
chatting with street people, religious preachers and recharging my batteries. I
was later questioned, arrested and beaten up by more than two police officers!
For my own defence whilst handcuffed in custody the alleged assault took place.
I was charged with two accounts of offence, and also of that I was drunk. The
case will be heard in court mid Janruary. I plan to tell the truth,
contradicting the police’s statements and prove my plea of not guilty. I will
also seek disciplinary action against the officers for using unnecessary force
and bully tactics.
I was given the impression… these
officers had taken anabolic steroids
Please feel free to read both sides of
the story on my personal website at www.dbradleyvspolice.gadaboutlife.co.uk
I chose to represent myself after being
given false information by the duty solicitor at the previous hearing on a
matter relating to my plee. I am worried without formal legal backings the court
will steam roll me thru the system. Comparatively, I do not feel the judicial
system appropriate for this case as in it is a matter of internal affairs.
Therefore I seek support from a figure of moral stature with prominent legal
bearing to ensure my case be heard in court. You Sir, could be that person!
I read you stood up to this
establishment in the news recently and that you abhor injustice. Please vouch
for my position that this matter should be suitably resolved. I understand that
you cannot advocate my innocence nor the guilt of those arresting, as you were
not there at the time nor do you know the people involved. But if you pledge
support for justice to be done, I am confident the majistrate will take notice
and then advise me of how to proceed with a comlaint against the Police force
itself. I shall not settle with walking scot free. I want something done to stop
the police behaving like they did towards innocent people of the public!
May I just round off saying that after
tasting the welcome of drop in centres and free food outlets on my hasty 300
mile charity trip I was left dismayed on my two nights stay at Ayelsbury
Constabulary; and the method of conduct apparently encouraged from senior
members of the force.