April 10th, 2014

How the Evans Accusations Ended Up in Court

Sarah Wollaston’s role in the Nigel Evans saga can now be fully explained. The Guardian have done a pretty good round up:

“At first, the alleged rape victim told no one what happened. He used his iPad on the train home from Evans’s cottage to search for rape and sexual assault support, but quickly distracted himself with his 12,000-word dissertation. He was not to know that around the same time his friend – the other key complainant – made what he described as an “off-the-cuff remark” to Wollaston about his own encounter with Evans.

The impromptu conversation, over glasses of wine in a Westminster bar, was crucial and triggered a chain of events involving the police.

A month later, in April 2013, the alleged sexual assault victim confided in more detail to Wollaston in a one-on-one meeting, and she decided to set up an urgent meeting with the Commons Speaker, John Bercow. Shortly before the meeting with Bercow, Wollaston’s phone rang. It was the alleged rape victim who, for the first time, gave her his account of what happened when he had slept at Evans’s cottage in Pendleton a month earlier.

Wollaston, a GP with 20 years’ experience including a spell working as a police forensic examiner where she dealt with victims of sexual and domestic violence, told Bercow about both complaints against Evans at a meeting in the Speaker’s office, where Bercow’s secretary and the alleged sexual assault victim were also present.

Bercow said it was for the young man to decide whether he should take the matter to police. A meeting with the alleged rape victim was scheduled for the following week but, following legal advice from the Speaker’s counsel Michael Carpenter, Bercow’s secretary informed Wollaston that the Speaker “cannot handle this”.

Wollaston, frustrated by the response from Bercow’s office, took the matter into her own hands and passed a police telephone number to both men, telling them they had a duty to come forward and ensure Evans was apprehended before any other young men were assaulted.”

And the rest is history…


93 Comments

  1. 1
    Cinna says:

    Time to move.

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    • 12
      Big T says:

      Damaged goods – lets hope he reflects on what has happened and shuffles-off in 2015.

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    • 34
      Saunders is on a mission! says:

      Since Alison Saunders was appointed as the Director of Public Prosecutions at the Crown Prosecution Service, there have been no small number of idiotic cases brought to court of a Frankie Howard or Benny Hill nature.

      Alison Saunders should be sacked for wasting large amounts of public money, for making our Criminal Justice system a laughing stock and for putting people through the mill for a bit of uncalled for slap and tickle.

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      • 43
        Ed Balls says:

        Yet Tories want to bring in a Cinderella Law – move along, nothing to see…..

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        • 52
          Saunders is on a mission! says:

          The whole political class is off its rocker, whichever party you consider. Are they all snorting the white stuff in the Westminster lavatories (in between sticking their hands down each others pants of course)?
          Westminster is more like St Trinians than a proper representative legislature these days. Is it because most MPs appear to be gay or dress on both sides?

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          • Saunders is on a mission! says:

            Actually, it is probably the fault of the EU. The arena in which our elected representatives have any real power to legislate is getting smaller year by year. They are left with scraps of silly legislation, like gay marriage and this proposed Cinderella Law to put through the Commons. What next? Legislation on how to care for pet hamsters?

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          • Bill Quango MP says:

            HOC – April 14th – 2017

            Honorable members. It falls to me as minister for non aquatic pets, to put before this house the care and consideration of less than 24cm, furry, household inhabitants; and the accompanying Liberal democrat amendment – re the wheeled leisure devices for aforementioned furry house dwelling creatures and their…

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        • 85
          David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

          It’s not just the Tories, Labour are just as bad and the LibDems appear to be even worse, if the various allegations about Lord Rennard are to be taken into account. And of course then there are the comrades of the SWP and the allegations against Gerry Healey.

          Do try not to let your personal politics blind you to seeing the reality of the wholesale moral bankruptcy of our entire political class, irrelevant of party.

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      • 70
        Ockham's Razor says:

        It is understood that for her next trip, she is going to Bangkok.

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      • 87
        Aerobubble says:

        Spot on.

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      • 93
        inside out says:

        She is a product of the Politically Correct , Diversity and everyone is a Victim culture that reigns in todays society.We will soon be communicating with grunts so as not to offend someones sensibilities.The UK has gone mad led by people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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  2. 2
    a bystander says:

    What a b*tch!!

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    • 5
      Us All says:

      Not really. The guy was complaining about what he felt was at least a serious se’xual a’ssault, and possibly r@pe!

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  3. 3
    Truthspeaker says:

    Can we send her the bill for the whole fiasco?

    She’d probably claim it on expenses…

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  4. 4
    ? says:

    So when they refer to a cottage do they mean a proper cottage?

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  5. 5
    David Cummerbund says:

    This is good news. It makes one feel very gay.

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  6. 5
    OldDuffer says:

    Woollaston should be removed from Parliament ASAP she is unfit for office

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  7. 8
    MacGuffin says:

    Dr Wollaston should be prosecuted for grievous busybody meddling.

    Or Nigel should just beat the hell out of her.

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    • 19
      Balanced View says:

      Dr Wollaston did the right thing.

      However, given how the case fell apart, one should perhaps be questioning those cases which involve women who have received similar advice from medical practitioners.

      If this was involving women making the accusations, even if hostile on the stand a conviction would likely have been returned.

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      • 45
        The Scottish Parlament says:

        We are attemting to remove the crucial centuries old safeguard of corroboration from our courts on the instruction from the EUSSR so that more of these dodgy cases can come to court !

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    • 22
      Lord Stansted says:

      Idiot comment.

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      • 76
        MacGuffin says:

        She ginned up a liar and a fantasist to make false accusations. How is that not despicable?

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        • 91
          SleeplessInKirkcaldy says:

          That’s not the point. The point is that a Jury heard all the evidence (which we have not) and decided he was not guilty. That’s why juries are so important and why we must keep them.

          The CPS should publish the criteria they assess whether to proceed on. I would have thought that one of the following must apply: violence, one party below the age of consent, the accused being less intoxicated than the complainant or happening reasonably recently such that memories are fresh.

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  8. 10
    Perplexed says:

    So if we are drunk – we can’t be guilty of any offence ?

    Pass me that bottle….

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  9. 11
    Not acrook just distracting Maria says:

    Back in my Basingstoke Constituency with the blind drawn
    Can I claim 19p for a staple extractor ?

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  10. 13
    The Public demand they says:

    Now give the poor guy the whip back..plus his leather mask and arseless chaps.

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  11. 14
    Fruitcake and proud of it says:

    Bumsex boy, a member of a political party led by the guy who legalised bumsex marriage is found not guilty.

    Quelle surprise.

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    • 16
      David Cummerbund says:

      Cum Cum good man. rejoice in alternative lifestyles. This is the 21st century. We are all metrosexuals now.

      get yourself some Made in Chelsea style manmakeup and fitted shirts and camp abut the place a bit. Its very liberating.

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      • 29
        Lord Stansted says:

        Doesn’t matter to me. After a lifetime as a Tory, I’m voting UKIP next time. See you Dave.

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        • 36
          Fruitcake and proud of it says:

          There you go m’lud. You are never too old to learn.

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          • David Cummerbund says:

            I find swivel eyed loons to be very homophobic.
            They need to get out down Soho or take a trip to Brighton every now and then.
            See how the better half lives.

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    • 89
      A psychiatrist says:

      Homophobic Kipper scum.

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  12. 15
    Crikey says:

    Manipulative hysteric adding to the hysteria surrounding almost any sexual matter.

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  13. 18
    Nemesis. says:

    He’s a dirty bastard but he only plays about with other shirt lifters. His problem might be later in life when he begins to suffer with anal incontinence – unless it’s started already?

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  14. 20
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    So this will stick to Evans. Maybe in future he will monitor his drinking & behaviour. I am not convinced!

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  15. 21
    Mornington Crescent says:

    If you’ve got a strong enough constitution – and low enough blood pressure – read the Graun article in full.

    Guilty or no, what a selfish, decadent and sordid life these MPs lead…

    …and all of it at our expense.

    Yuck. You don’t represent me; never have, never will.

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  16. 23
    domino says:

    Anyone compiled the ratio of deviants and thieves as a percentile of the 650 in Parliament and extrapolated that to the general population (legal ones as can’t really add the 3 million plus)?

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  17. 25
    Ruth Smeeth PPC says:

    I am innocent of all allegations the BBC is going to make against me.

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  18. 26
    FairBobby says:

    Whether guilty or not, that just shows what sort of low-life we have in parliament these days. There have always been crooks there, of course, but these days deviants proliferate; one wouldn’t want to shake hands with any of them.

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  19. 27
    Garfield says:

    The jury found him not guilty because they where under the impression that this is normal behaviour for the HoC.

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  20. 30
    Jimmy Saville says:

    How come every fuckers innocent apart from me?

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  21. 38
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    What a mess!

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  22. 55
    Anonymous says:

    Women, always causing trouble where there isn’t any.

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  23. 57
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Nigel Evans says he has been dragged through the mud.

    Is this a euphemism ?

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  24. 58
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    Count me out of Camp Nigel. Scum!

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  25. 61
    Crikey says:

    If he had been found guilty then anyone in any sort of relationship (hetero/homo)would have been vulnerable to false accusations at anytime in the future.

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  26. 62
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    Not justice!

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  27. 63
    His Honour Judge K Y Jellie says:

    Result.

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  28. 69
    Fruitcake, swivel eyed loon and closet racist says:

    I wouldn’t vote for my MP, Gavin Williamson, again. It started off so well until he took the establishment shilling.

    ‘I agree with Dave’ said Gavin.

    ‘Piss off’ said this voter.

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  29. 78
    domino says:

    I’m a minor celebrity (bum-boy) get me outta here.

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  30. 79
    domino says:

    or should that be let me out of here

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  31. 80
    Marias Expenses Slushfund says:

    He is still a Nonce

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  32. 92
    Cynical Old B@stard says:

    Strange that the Police only started to take action against Bill Roach, Jim Davidson, Jimmy Tarbuck and many others in the public eye shortly after they had been bull-dozed into finally and reluctantly prosecuting the Muslim grooming gangs. A useful smokescreen and counter, no doubt, should anybody raise the issue of the predatory sexual nature of the followers of Islam along the lines of ” it’s not just Muslims, look at all these other famous guys – they’re all at it”. A useful ploy in the Police pursuit of ‘Social Cohesion’.

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