On the 3rd October, 2019, a summons was sent to an innocent man for a charge of harassment.
The charges were brought by Lancashire police without CPS advice.
The charge was, oddly, authorised by a ‘Chief Officer‘ of Lancashire constabulary, a task normally assigned to a Sergeant.
The ‘alleged‘ victim had previously sent grossly offensive malicious messages to the defendant, calling him a ‘fucking peadophile’, calling him a ‘kiddy fiddler’, saying he was ‘arrested for child sex offences’ yet to date, no charges[*] have been brought against this alleged ‘victim‘ for his offences.
Lancashire police must provide the CPS with a bundle of unused material. Any gaps will be filled by the defence.
This is an allegation of harassment. A summary only offence. Yet the defendant has been the repeat attack of the higher offence of Malicious Communications with no action taken at all by Lancashire police.
This case has signs of a malicious prosecution and legal action is now under consideration.
* UPDATED 24/12/2019
The ‘alleged victim has since been charged with the higher, either way offence of Malicious Communications contrary to the Malicious Communications Act 1988. This charge was brought by West Midlands police after Lancashire police failed to investigate.