|STATES OF JERSEY POLICE CHIEF MIKE BOWRON|
DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST. CHATTING IN TOWN.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
JERSEY CYBER STALKER PART 3 - OUR STORY - FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE BY THE JERSEY POLICE
"THE STATES OF JERSEY POLICE"
"FAILURE ACROSS THE BOARD"
"FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE - OFFERED NO SUPPORT - THEY DID NOTHING"
"MY WIFE TURNED TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE - RESULT - NOTHING"
"THIS IS WHY THE AUDIO WENT LIVE"
"I WILL PROTECT MY WIFE AND FAMILY"
After gaining intelligence through the VILE anonymous comments sent to my blog concerning my wife - the fake profiles on Faceboook harassing and intimidating my wife - the emails sent to her work and the Audio Recordings we decided to go to the States of Jersey Police (SOJP) in February 2013.
What happened between February and July 2014 is shocking. The SOJP failed to do anything. What I have laid out on this blog posting is a timeline of events leading up to July 20th and the subsequent decision to post the Audio on August 5th 2014. I have also done an interview with Voiceforchildren. In this interview I talk about the past 5 months.
12th February 2014:
Emails are sent to my wife's work. The line has been crossed and I must now act. Some days later I phone the SOJP. I ask to speak to an officer called Jeremy Perceval. He is familiar with complaints made against Jon Haworth. When I explain to him what has been going on he tells me to come down the station but don't ask for him.
With the alarm bells ringing I then contact BBC Jersey and ask them if they would like to follow our case as we take it to the Police. They said yes. I wanted them to follow it in real time. All I said was lets see how seriously the SOJP take this. They might be brilliant or they might not. Let them decide the outcome of this. They said yes. I copied the BBC into everything. There wasn't much to be honest as you will see. I just thought that no one would believe me if I tried explaining it all at a latter date.
17th February 2014:
I went to the Police Station and got the ball rolling. I talk to two young officers. One of them was to stay on our case. I explain what is happening to my wife and our problems concerning my Tax Details being discussed. With my wife being ill I said that I would deal with the Tax Issue first and then sort out the threats and intimidation that she was receiving.
20th February 2014:
Have first meeting with the Tax Dept. Explain what the problem is and let them listen to the audio. They take it very seriously and say they will be in touch.
4th March 2014:
Meeting with Tax Dept. They say they are conducting an internal investigation as to who has accessed my tax details.
19th March 2014:
Meeting with Tax Dept. They have conducted their investigation. They can do nothing without a name. I said I would get them that name. I haven't lost hope on that issue yet. It is very serious and needs to be sorted. I let the Police know the outcome.
18th April 2014
My wife and I go down to the Police Station. We hand over the Audio that you listeners have heard in the last posting. She explains to the Policeman just how serious this is. The harassment - threats -intimidation and emails to work. The stress and fear that these attacks have caused and not least because a baby was due in June. No problem said the Policeman leave it with us and we will be in touch in the next day or two for a statement. Brilliant. We are finally getting somewhere
28th April 2014:
I phone the Police Station angry. No one has phoned. Nothing. Someone will phone me right back they said. I waited and I waited.
29th April 2014:
Emailed the Police asking if my wife could please make her statement. As if there wasn't enough stress the last thing I needed was to be chasing this up.
1st May 2014:
The Police come to the house and my wife finally makes her statement. We hand over copies of the harassment/ intimidation of the fake Facebook profiles. This was coinciding with the audio. Police also get a copy of two of the emails. We are told that the High Tec Crime Squad will be in touch in a couple of days to get the computer copy of the emails. Brilliant. Now we are really starting.
7th May 2014:
Forward more evidence from the fake Facebook Avatars to the Police. Getting Angry. No one has been in touch from the High Tec Crime Squad.
11th May 2014:
Very Angry. No one has been in touch from the High Tec Crime Squad. My wife's maternity leave is coming up and she is very worried about leaving her post incase he sends more emails. She lets the Police know this. No one has contacted my wife to check on her. They know the situation. There has been no support. We are chasing everything up. My wife says enough is enough. She then emails the Chief of Police Himself, Mike Bowron. She explains her situation. We will be looking at this in the comment section. At last, we should now see some action. Who better to approach than the Chief himself. We are getting desperate.
12th May 2014:
Wife gets a holding email from Mike Bowron's PA saying that the email had been received.
Still no news from the High Tec Crime Unit
19th May 2014:
No news from the High Tec 'can't be bothered' Unit and nothing from Chief Bowron. I walk into town as I know there is a good chance that he will be outside TopShop. He is there. Resplendent in sun tan and regalia. I ask him about my wife's email. "What email?" is the reply. This is explained in the interview with VFC above. I go home and tell the wife that I have spoken to Chief Bowron and I expect you will get an email from him in the next day or two. I email our Policeman and ask how are they getting on with the Financial Services and checking ref bogus emails concerning my wife. I'm informed that this does not form part of the investigation. Im left speechless.
12th June 2014:
Nothing has happened on any level - she has gone on maternity leave - and we don't have a clue what is going on. Wife emails Bowron again. This is getting ridiculous. All the time BBC Jersey are following this in the background.
13th June 2014:
Chief Bowron PA Replies. We will be in contact in the near future.
22nd June 2014:
Wife emails Police again and asks what is going on. She can't believe it. None of us can.
20th July 2014:
Police come to the house. They basically tell us nothing has been done. I felt really sorry for our Policeman as he was obviously out of his depth with this. There you have it in a nutshell. A person trying to destroy me wife's career and that is the response I get from the SOJP. I inform them that I will take care of it if you can't. I will put the Audio out so people can hear. "Sounds like a good idea came the reply."
28th July 2014:
I email the Chief of Police reproduced here:
From: rico sorda
Sent: 27 July 2014 20:40
To: Bowron, Mike
Cc: bbc jersey
Subject: Cyber Crime
Dear Chief Officer,
My name is Rico Sorda and write to you as a very concerned husband and father. It gives me no pleasure in writing that I believe the States Of Jersey Police (SOJP) have failed my wife **** ****. Failed her on so many levels. We came to the the SOJP with concerns and evidence regarding the cyber abuse/harassment that she has been receiving over many months. This was at a time when she was having a very difficult pregnancy and was extremely ill. Just how seriously does the SOJP take cyber bulling? We have the media releases saying how you are doing this and that but to my mind it's all just PR.
The SOJP has a responsibility. Where does it leave me, a concerned husband/father that your police force will not do anything, whether it be through lack of will or the person involved, Jon Haworth, being protected? I need to do something. I need answers. I go public.
I thank PC ********* for trying his best for us but it is quite obvious that this young officer who is starting out on his career is way out of his depth when it comes to cyber bullying/harassment . He himself has been let down by his superiors. When we first met with him he informed us that he expected to be taken off the case and it would probably go to CID who have the experience. He never was.
When I first contacted the SOJP in February 2014 with my concerns I spoke to a Jeremy Percival. I had been informed he was the person to speak to concerning Mr Haworth. When he asked me if I knew who was causing us all the concern I said yes Mr Haworth. This was met with silence and a parting shot of come down the station but don't ask for me. I knew from that moment onwards that this wasn't going to be easy.
The reason I have copied in Matthew Price from BBC Radio Jersey into the email is that I approached them and asked if they would like to see how seriously the SOJP take cyber bullying. They have been privy to everything. From my very first meeting with the Police to where we are at the moment. They know that my wife twice contacted you personally Mr Bowron with her concerns and you haven't even had the courtesy to reply to them in person. You can stand in the high street smiling and doing the meet and greet every day but you cant reply to a member of the public who contacts you looking for assurance and help. There is no excuse. If you have time to stand outside Topshop you have time for an email. Simple as that. I even stopped you and asked you about it after my wife's first attempt. All she received was holding emails
Months and months have passed and absolutely nothing has happened. I'm a strong believer in where there is a will there is a way.
I can back up everything I'm saying. The Police have the audio of Mr Haworth telling a friend of mine how he is going to F**k up my wife's career with her work and financial services. This is extremely serious. I have spent hours with the Tax Department as he has been given information regarding my returns. I have it all on the audio recordings. We were even told that we had to investigate the emails to the Jersey Financial Services Commission ourselves when my wife had put it in her statement. Shall I conduct the whole investigation?
I see nothing but failure across the board. If you can come up with something better then I will be more than pleased to read it.
This is just the opening shot. If you would like a timeline of the events then please feel free to ask.
I asked Mr Haworth to stay away from my family in early December. I did this on my blog. http://ricosorda.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-jersey-troll-blog-abuse-2-it-gets.html I had gathered enough intelligence through the audio as to know what his game was. It worked for a while. He came back and I came to the SOJP for help. Not for me but for my wife.
From: Bowron, Mike
Sent: 28/07/2014 01:17 PM
To: 'rico sorda'
Subject: RE: Cyber Crime
Dear Mr Sorda,
Thank you for your comprehensive email. I am sorry that you feel the States of Jersey Police have not responded to this incident in the manner that you would expect. It is unfortunate that complaints such as that made by your wife cannot always conclude positively for all parties involved.
At Mr Bowron’s direction I have passed your email on to Chief Inspector Williamson who has knowledge of the case and will ensure the concerns you highlight continue to be looked into.
For clarity, Mr Bowron would never personally involve himself in an investigation given his role as Chief Officer. That is why all contact you and your wife have had so far has been acknowledged and then directed to the appropriate person for review.
Staff Officer to Mike Bowron QPM
It has now fallen on me to protect my wife and family.
The Police have failed us on so many levels
Part Time Investigative Journalist
This is the Audio for those new readers to these postings.