OTS News Southport owner and editor Joel Rodwell
Joel Rodwell, the owner of OTS News in Southport was reported to Merseyside Police by a local businessman for ‘Malicious Communications’. Comments published on OTS News Southport by Joel Rodwell were untrue, malicious and grossly offensive.
Joel Rodwell threatened the local business man simply because the business man (victim) had left an honest negative review about the OTS News Southport Facebook page.
The honest negative review left on the OTS News page simply pointed out the biased reporting tactics of OTS News and their failing to give a right of reply in articles which unethical reporting.
Joel Rodwell who is a professional PGA Golf instructor, had personally sent an email to the victim threatening to post an article, maliciously brandishing the victim as a Paedophile.
The paedophile allegation that Joel Rodwell was threatening the victim with is totally malicious in an attempt to scare the victim to remove the review about OTS News.
Rather than be threatened, the victim contacted the Police via 999 however, Joel Rowell of OTS News Southport published his malicious comments anyway so over 9,000 readers of OTS News in Southport we able to view it.
OTS News in Southport is a notoriously unethical media outlet and it is understood that Joel Rodwell had no Journalistic qualifications.
Merseyside Police were again called after it was posted and they confirmed that the posting by Joel Rodwell was malicious. Joel Rodwell was later interviewed by Merseyside Police under police caution.
Joel Rodwell ‘cowardly’ blamed the email that he himself had sent on his recently deceased father to avoid prosecution (even though the email actually originated from Joel Rodwells personal email address).
Joel Rodwells terminally ill father (Phil Rodwell) was in Queens Court Hospice at the time of the offence but the Police still refused to investigate even after intervention by the local MP’s Office, saying that as the father had died, they could not investigate.
The evidence against Joel Rodwell was robust and the victim has provided the IP address of the email to the Police showing the offenders (Joel Rodwell’s) physical location, being Southport, Merseyside, from a Sky Broadband IP address from where he sent the email.
The Police failed to investigate and even fabricated evidence saying that the IP address originated from the USA not knowing the victim was an IT expert and already identified the emails source location.
The victim had already proven to the Police that the IP address originated from Merseyside and was a valid Sky Broadband account but the Police alleged that their ‘High Tech’ crime unit had investigated.
Police have been unable to provide the victim with the High Tech crime unit report though which simply cannot exist.
It appears that Merseyside Police fabricated this report to ensure no action was taken against Joel Rodwell who happens to report on local incidents including Police incidents, we are looking into suggestions that Joel Rodwell or his father is or was a Freemason?
The victim stated
“I know it was Joel Rodwell by the tone of the emails and am aware that his terminally ill father does not construct emails like this, especially on his death bed! I work in technology and the IP address from the email that Joel sent originated from Merseyside, there is no doubt about that. The Police high tech crime unit where supposed to use this information to pin point the actual address, but I was told that it was in the USA. I was shocked at this as I knew it was impossible. I do not believe the high tech crime unit have been involved and think the Police invented this in an attempt to avoid prosecution of Joel Rodwell”
Chief Inspector Nicholas Gunatilleke of Merseyside Police said
“I do not know why you were told the IP address was in America, there may well be a perfectly reasonable reason for this”
Unfortunately no reason has been provided by the Police for this grossly inaccurate error that has resulted in an alleged crime of perverting the course of justice by Merseyside Police for refuse to record as a crime and ‘dismissing’ crucial evidence?
Investigation has been reopened by Merseyside Police with additional evidence.
I encourage official new outlets to contact Merseyside Police Media Enquiries regarding this.