Yesterday, I had three phone messages from Maurice. Remember that for quite some time South Wales Police didn’t allow him to phone me, as mentioned in open court! Here we delivered his laptop and some of his files on 24 February. I understand he still hasn’t had them…
since then, these files were delivered to him. But will he get to see them?
He is locked up with nobody to talk to: ‘druggies’ have been turned into zombies. Before, on the ‘lifers’ wing, he got involved with people’s cases and discovered that prisoners are advised:
- to plead ‘guilty’ for things they didn’t do
- to plead ‘not guilty’ for things they did do.
Apparently this is the best way for lawyers to ensure getting paid via the public Legal Aid mechanism…
Meanwhile, his sister wrote this excellent summary:
I am sister to Maurice John KIRK (dob 12.3.45) who is currently being held in Cardiff Prison awaiting sentence for a trumped up crime. He is thus unable to furnish information personally. I live in Jersey but was in Cardiff last month and attended a ‘victims of ABMU’ meeting on Tuesday 26th March 2014 in Bridgend.
A. Maurice Kirk has had a long battle with South Wales Police who continually picked on him for relatively minor motoring offences which
he continually disproved in the magistrates’ courts of South Wales over a period of some 18 years. I believe the record would show that he won over 80% of his appearances. Weekly he would be stopped and asked to produce his driving licence and insurance documents at some police station or other as he went about his business.
B. He was a well-respected Veterinary Surgeon who would always drop whatever he was doing socially/family/middle of the night to attend an
injured animal if surgery was closed. Our father was also a veterinary surgeon and held the same view that an animal in pain required immediate attention.
C. The Police asked him to attend an injured dog found under the cliffs at Llantwit beach. (They had asked other vets in the area but as it was Saturday afternoon they refused!) My brother with his damaged ankle walked several hundred meters along the beach over stones to retrieve the dog and as people looked on he struggled to carry the mangy animal
back to his car to treat in the surgery. He was reported to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons where his motoring offences were noted.
The police took statements from some on-lookers who did not understand the situation (the dog had been hurled off the cliff by uncaring owners
and my brother was not going to be paid for his efforts to save the dog but this did not matter to him). They failed to admit that a retired magistrate watching the event with her sister had nothing but praise for
the vet and did not submit this evidence to the Royal College.
D. Subsequently my brother was banned from practising as a vet. This had been initiated because Kirk had decided to take the South Wales Police
to the Civil Court for their behaviour over the last 18 years.
The Police turned up the pressure and one day in June 2009 they arrested him for possession of an unlicensed and illegal firearm. He was imprisoned on remand and S W Police asked Dr. W to verify my brother’s state of mental health. The court
duly placed him in C CLINIC for 28 days. During this time the DOCTOR and team was unable to come to a conclusion about his diagnosis and so twice more the court was asked to extend the incarceration in C Clinic.
(My brother said it was a truly frightening place to be as most of the inmates really were suffering from mental illness).
E. My brother was determined to defend himself in court as he knew the real story and he would not have been able to afford legal representation and anyway, could find no reliable Welsh defence lawyer.
The Police were anxious to stop him speaking the truth in court so unbeknownst to the defendant he was illegally placed on MAPPA Level 3 and made a subject of Public Interest Immunity (PII) and therefore
should be incarcerated to Ashworth Hospital for LIFE! Before they picked him up in June 2009 an order had gone out that he was to be shot on sight if seen near the home of the Chief Constable Barbara Wilding.
Luckily for Maurice he did not go down that road as he did not know where she lived and had received no notice that he would be shot if he did. This is all unbelievable I hear you say but there is a paper trail
to prove it.
F. The Court needed two psychiatrists to sign the document to declare that Kirk was unfit to plead. Although whilst in his prison cell in HMP Cardiff I understand eleven psychiatrists tried to interview him a second doctor could not be found to corroborate that my brother had paranoid delusional disorder and was unfit to defend himself in court.
G.On 2nd December 2009 I ordered the transcript of the bail application hearing in front of Judge Bidder. (received 20th Jan. 2010) My brother was not allowed to be present and so had no representative in court to
hear Dr. W’s testimony that Maurice John KIRK has paranoid delusional disorder, a degree of brain damage and possibly brain cancer.
H. His application for bail failed but surprisingly whilst awaiting trial no Prison Doctor came near him and no hospital appointment was made in relation to ‘possible brain tumour’!
I. Needless to say he was extremely worried about his health once he had sight of the transcript and the doctor’s evidence. NO TREATMENT offered.
J. The Firearms Jury Trial was rumbled as a made-up case by South Wales Police as we were told after the three week trial that the Jury were pretty sure that the Police had fabricated evidence from Day One.
Maurice was released.
K. During the subsequent years (now 4!) he has attempted to have this false medical report removed from his health records and those held by HMP Cardiff. It has been in vain.
L. He desperately needed a hip replacement operation as his ankle injury had put pressure on the hip joint. The anaesthetist was unable to accept him for treatment due to this incorrect report and in the end he had the operation in France.
M. He re-applied for his Private Pilots Licence but this was refused because of the Doctor’s report. He re-applied to be reinstated at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons but this was refused based on Dr.
W’s false medical report.
N. He had full scans on his brain at his expense (not in South Wales as the health service refused him) to ascertain that he DID NOT have a brain tumour nor appreciable brain damage.
O. Last year the CAA awarded him his Private Pilots Licence again and after being incarcerated again in HMP Cardiff on another Police make-believe case to prevent the 20 year Civil Action against the South
Wales Police in Court from concluding he had to go on hunger strike, before the Prison Medical Service admitted that the information in Dr. W’s medical Report of September 2009 was incorrect in its conclusions.
P. I should add that my brother, (aged 69, oldest prisoner in HMP Cardiff) who has a prolapsed colon (as he defended himself this was the only route he could take to get important evidence into Court from his Prison Cell) is in regular 5 hours of pain but is obliged to queue in line with the methadone chaps on his drug wing for a paracetamol which he is obliged to take then (8am and 4pm) and so is unable to receive pain
relief when he needs it later in the evening. He is down to see the Prison Doctor in 6 weeks time! When you see how he treated animals in pain he now wishes he was an animal not a Human Being in the South Wales Health area.
Q. He has tried and tried to get this false report removed from his file but it has proved impossible. NHS Wales have never co-operated in this.
Signed on the victim’s behalf: Celia L. Jeune (nee Kirk)