Tax rebel leader demands magistrates serve warrant to arrest Merseyside Chief Constable

Roger Hayes

Roger Hayes

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A WIRRAL man who led a tax rebel protest to “arrest” a judge attended a court hearing of his supporters today - and demanded a warrant be served to arrest Merseyside Chief Constable.

Roger Hayes, chairman of the British Constitution Group, applied at Wirral Magistrates' Court to have Jon Murphy arrested following Monday's demonstration.

Mr Hayes, of Wallasey, believes police should have actually helped members of the public arrest the judge.

Yesterday, his bankruptcy hearing for non-payment of council tax ended in uproar when his supporters - several hundred of whom had massed outside - stormed Birkenhead County Court and "arrested" Judge Michael Peake.

Protestors from the public gallery charged at Mr Peake to make a civil arrest chanting “arrest that judge”.

Police scrambled over court benches to control the near riot and one protester shouted “seal the court.”

Another sat in the judge’s chair and declared Mr Hayes be “released”.

Deafening cheers and chants could be heard from the crowd outside the courts and demonstrators used mobile phones to film arrests being made.

Today Mr Hayes told District Judge Lomax at magistrates' court: “In county court, we arrested Judge Peake for treason and contempt of court.

"I called upon the police and members of the public to help me in this but the police acted incorrectly and arrested lawful individuals.

“We now want the chief constable to appear in court to explain the actions of his officers. They acted unlawfully by rescuing the judge. The rescue and treason is a criminal offence.

“We expect the police to do their job properly and that is the responsibility of the chief constable.”

However, District Judge Lomax refused the application saying it was for “self-publicity” and that it was not coming before the court with “clean hands”.

Speaking outside the court, Mr Hayes told the Globe: “We will now take this application to a higher court and appeal the judge’s decision to not issue a warrant to the chief constable.

“A key point in all of this is that I am happy to pay council tax, provided it is lawful.

"The way council tax is being applied is unlawful. I have written to Wirral Council but they will not reply to my letters. We are calling for everyone, under common law, to stop paying their council tax until change comes.”

Also appearing before the Wirral bench following the protest was Jay Doyle, of Dacey Road from Anfield, who pleaded guilty to breach of peace.

Steven Aspinall, 43, from Burnley, and Malcolm Massey, 31, of no fixed address, both denied charges of violent disorder and will appear at Wirral Magistrates on May 3 for committal to crown court.

They were released on bail on the condition that they do not enter any court building in the UK unless there is a pre-arranged appointment to do so.

A fourth man, known to the court as ‘Detainee B’ because he refused to give personal details, was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment when he refused to accept a binding-over after being found guilty of breaching peace.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "Merseyside Police is aware of an application for a warrant heard at Birkenhead Magistrates court this morning (8 March)"

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4:25pm Tue 8 Mar 11

King Tut says...

Your point is made, stop flooding all the threads in this forum.
Your point is made, stop flooding all the threads in this forum. King Tut
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8:09pm Tue 8 Mar 11

Peppar John says...

Kill off these Trolls!!!
Kill off these Trolls!!! Peppar John
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8:48pm Tue 8 Mar 11

Spiffy says...

Peppar John wrote:
Kill off these Trolls!!!
Trolls ? How so ? You speak for yourself.
...
Thank you Phillip for some very informative and interesting posts.
[quote][p][bold]Peppar John[/bold] wrote: Kill off these Trolls!!![/p][/quote]Trolls ? How so ? You speak for yourself. ... Thank you Phillip for some very informative and interesting posts. Spiffy
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11:39am Wed 9 Mar 11

johnbrace says...

Someone has too much time on their hands to go to all this trouble.

In case anybody thinks that getting an arrest warrant for the Chief Constable is a rational course of action I will point out the following regarding complaining about the police.

You can the Professional Standards Department - P.O. Box 814
Central
Liverpool
L69 3YT

Telephone 0151 777 3311

Email psd@merseyside.polic
e.uk

If you do this (usually) a police inspector looks into the whole thing.

There is also the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission):-

Contact details at http://www.ipcc.gov.
uk/Pages/contact-us.
aspx (you can even complain online).

In addition there is the Merseyside Police Authority. Wirral Council's representatives on it are Cllr. Kate Wood and Cllr. Patricia Williams. There are also many independent members.

Yes you can embark on lawsuits against the state if you so wish (as pointed out though spurious claims would get thrown out quickly), but you can often get further quicker following the above avenues if you have a complaint to make about the police.
Someone has too much time on their hands to go to all this trouble. In case anybody thinks that getting an arrest warrant for the Chief Constable is a rational course of action I will point out the following regarding complaining about the police. You can the Professional Standards Department - P.O. Box 814 Central Liverpool L69 3YT Telephone 0151 777 3311 Email psd@merseyside.polic e.uk If you do this (usually) a police inspector looks into the whole thing. There is also the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission):- Contact details at http://www.ipcc.gov. uk/Pages/contact-us. aspx (you can even complain online). In addition there is the Merseyside Police Authority. Wirral Council's representatives on it are Cllr. Kate Wood and Cllr. Patricia Williams. There are also many independent members. Yes you can embark on lawsuits against the state if you so wish (as pointed out though spurious claims would get thrown out quickly), but you can often get further quicker following the above avenues if you have a complaint to make about the police. johnbrace
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2:33am Fri 11 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

These people should be sectioned. Especially the local ones!
These people should be sectioned. Especially the local ones! slumdogg
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8:48am Fri 11 Mar 11

Positive thinker says...

Mr.Hayes what planet are you and your fellow protestors on? Your impressing
No one and if anyone is impressed they
Must be on the same planet as yourselves.Why don't you spend your time and efforts being the buisnesman
Your described as,you would then be able to pay your bills like most people do instead of wasting police and the courts time as that is costing us normal working people money
Mr.Hayes what planet are you and your fellow protestors on? Your impressing No one and if anyone is impressed they Must be on the same planet as yourselves.Why don't you spend your time and efforts being the buisnesman Your described as,you would then be able to pay your bills like most people do instead of wasting police and the courts time as that is costing us normal working people money Positive thinker
  • Score: -1

2:06pm Tue 15 Mar 11

hugo2008 says...

Either ther is a legal argument or there is no legal argument.

Yet no body in authority will commit themselves one way or the other.

The question now is why will the Authorities or the so called spokesman for the Authorities not provide the public with an answer.
Either ther is a legal argument or there is no legal argument. Yet no body in authority will commit themselves one way or the other. The question now is why will the Authorities or the so called spokesman for the Authorities not provide the public with an answer. hugo2008
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4:39pm Thu 17 Mar 11

lendusaquid says...

Mr.Hayes what planet are you and your fellow protestors on? Your impressing
No one and if anyone is impressed they
Must be on the same planet as yourselves.Why don't you spend your time and efforts being the buisnesman
Your described as,you would then be able to pay your bills like most slaves do instead of wasting police and the courts time as that is costing us normal working slaves money
Mr.Hayes what planet are you and your fellow protestors on? Your impressing No one and if anyone is impressed they Must be on the same planet as yourselves.Why don't you spend your time and efforts being the buisnesman Your described as,you would then be able to pay your bills like most slaves do instead of wasting police and the courts time as that is costing us normal working slaves money lendusaquid
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12:16pm Sun 20 Mar 11

bickyboy says...

Whatever people think of this guy, at least hes trying to swim against the tide. A tide that most of those who are happy to dismiss him as a nutter appear to be all too happy to drift along with like so much pathetic flotsam. In the photograph above he may well look like a failed experiment by a modern Frankenstein, but despite any aesthetic failings I personally wish him luck, and also wish there were more like him to keep the accursed authorities and their taxpayer-funded control freakery on their toes.
Whatever people think of this guy, at least hes trying to swim against the tide. A tide that most of those who are happy to dismiss him as a nutter appear to be all too happy to drift along with like so much pathetic flotsam. In the photograph above he may well look like a failed experiment by a modern Frankenstein, but despite any aesthetic failings I personally wish him luck, and also wish there were more like him to keep the accursed authorities and their taxpayer-funded control freakery on their toes. bickyboy
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8:22pm Mon 21 Mar 11

slumdogg says...

bicky, I have to agree that walking the wrong way around the pillar is generally a good thing. Not just for the sake of it though. People like Purple Hayes cloud the issue and distract others from the real culprits. Do you mean modern frankenstein or young frankenstein? This looks like the same guy to me.
.
http://www.nowpublic
.com/peter_boyle_in_
young_frankenstein
bicky, I have to agree that walking the wrong way around the pillar is generally a good thing. Not just for the sake of it though. People like Purple Hayes cloud the issue and distract others from the real culprits. Do you mean modern frankenstein or young frankenstein? This looks like the same guy to me. . http://www.nowpublic .com/peter_boyle_in_ young_frankenstein slumdogg
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