Sergeant Monk of Lancashire Police lied to arson victims and botched investigation

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Sergeant Monk of Lancashire Police, has made numerous significant ‘errors’ and blatant lies in this serious arson investigation.

The ‘errors’ he made are too basic for them to be an accident, we believe they are intentional.

This all relates to the arson attack as covered by ITV News.

Sergeant Monk of Lancashire police LIED saying the ‘arsonist’ touched a concrete post and that is the reason (excuse) why they did not get CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) to take crucial finger prints from it!  The post is metal and gloss painted, an almost perfect surface to collect finger prints from.

CSI arrived a month after the arson attack (12/04/2017) at the request via Supt Thistlethwaite who agreed this was a big mistake in the investigation!

Sergeant Monk of Lancashire police told us the arsonist very likely travelled from Narrow Moss Lane prior to the arson Attack. (listen to audio below)

Lancashire Police assured us they had ‘leafleted’ the entire area asking for CCTV footage from residents, and that they had also done door to door enquiries asking about visible CCTV.

Sergeant Monk told me that all residents that had CCTV cameras had either not recorded anything or the data have been overwritten within ‘24 hours‘.

I have knocked at all houses on Narrow Moss Lane with clearly identifiable CCTV cameras and NONE of them have been contacted by Police or had a police leaflet posted requesting CCTV.  This is a provable lie!

It is important to bear in mind that Narrow Moss Lane is the only road that Lancashire police are certain the vehicle travelled along yet this is the only road they did not check?  

Sgt Monk said that he did not think the cameras on Narrow Moss Lane would help them in any way… (listen to audio recording below)

Sergeant Monk of Lancashire CID said: ‘CCTV [from Narrow Moss Lane] would not be viable for the investigation or would not help in any way and that is why it has not been recovered’.

Here a some of the CCTV cameras on Narrow Moss Lance that Police ‘avoided’ contacting the owners.  I have spoken with them all.

Who are Lancashire Police protecting by avoiding collecting basic evidence.



  1. Detective Sergeant Monk saying there is no credible threat at all now… (now…? what are they not telling us).  The only thing we know is that they HAVE interviewed Paul Turner and since then said there is now no threat…

2. Detective Sergeant Monk saying the item sent for DNA testing had ‘no trace of anything‘ then he says ‘no err.. credible forensic evidence’. We will be requesting this report via a Subject Access request to ensure no porky pies are being told.

3. Detective Sergeant Monk saying that the post the arsonist touched was concrete (another provable lie, the post is metal) then he realises that I caught him lying, so he then changes his story, admitting he knew it was metal but then added that the arsonist had a glove on! (lie, no such conclusive evidence to suggest this), he then blames the decision to not take prints on ‘a scientist’ that he spoke to.  (read quote below from an actual CSI)

This is a QUOTE from a good friend who IS a CSI (Crime Scene Investigator)
They have fucked up with the wrong person. One thing I will say is that as a CSI you have to complete a crime scene report and on there you have to say which officer requested the forensic exam…. in other words, CSI go where they are requested to go, we don’t pick and choose

4. Detective Sergeant Monk saying that he thinks the arsonists car comes from the road past the Kicking Donkey (Narrow Moss Lane) and that the car possibly goes back that way, yet, this is the only road police avoid to leaflet or enquire about CCTV..!

5. Detective Sergeant Monk saying how many cars (over 1,000) they have checked on CCTV and how ‘far out‘ the CCTV checks have been.  Even the Horseshoe pub in Ormskirk (checked ‘on a bit of a whim‘ he says) but he avoided the Kicking Donkey pub right on the road that he suspects the car drove to and from the attack.

6. Detective Sergeant Monk saying they did not get any other residential CCTV.  He says they did identify CCTV but none recorded or were overwritten in 24 hours. (another fat juicy lie). He didn’t even check the road he suspected the vehicle travelled in both directions.

7. Ian Derbyshire of Lancashire Police relaying a message from Sergeant Monk that he [Monk] didn’t think the CCTV from that road would have any evidence or would help in ‘any way‘ so he didn’t even bother trying to collect it.  This is the only road he suspected the vehicle  travelled on and the only known CCTV evidence.  Why would he avoid this… he knows who done it, that is why!

8. The conversation ended with Sgt Monk saying he would keep us informed of anything new.  He did not tell me that the minute he put the phone down he was off on 2 weeks leave.  Lets hope his stay at home is a little longer as this has been reported as a serious allegation of corruption (covered under the act of legislation Section 26 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015)


Other errors:

The following information is taken from the College of policing on the investigation process


Initial investigation
Most crimes reported to the police are not major incidents and usually the officer who first attends is the only resource that is required. This officer may be the investigator throughout the enquiry.

The quality of the investigation, whether carried out in person or over the telephone, is a significant factor in gathering material that leads to the detection of a crime.

There may be limited opportunities to locate and gather material and it is vital that those who conduct the initial investigation ensure that material is not lost. Once a crime has been allocated to an investigator, it is important that they gather material from whoever took the initial report.

Investigations should be conducted thoroughly, and investigators should not assume that a crime cannot be solved or that someone else will carry out an investigation at a later stage.”

Initial investigation factors

The following factors should be considered at the initial investigation:

  • scene management (identify and preserve)– FAIL
  • material (identify other potential evidence sources)– FAIL
  • who is the investigating officer?
  • risk management
  • what is the limit of the initial attending officer’s role?
  • communication– FAIL
  • record keeping
  • handover and briefing
  • community impact– FAIL
  • initial fast track actions – FAIL
  • investigative interviewing (witness, victim and offender) – FAIL
  • initial search (access routes, exit routes, places where offenders are likely to have been). – FAIL


Police believe they did EVERYTHING THEY COULD… really?


More evidence will be added to this page as we discover more…

A new lead has been given to Police October 2017


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