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A Lincolnshire Police Officer who was facing a widely publicised private prosecution from a Mr Nik Fox aka Nikki James Fox of Bourne, Lincolnshire (Mr Fox, a member of the public, it should be noted, has a criminal record for serious computer crime, and currently serving a twelve month jail sentence, suspended for three years) Nikki James Fox who accused the police officer of kidnap, has had the case discontinued by the intervention of a District Judge. Neither of the parties attended Court yesterday.
Police Officer Richard Mosley was due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on August 3, in relation to a number of allegations, including misconduct in public office, kidnap and false imprisonment.
The allegations, which the Crown Prosecution Service declined to pursue, relate to an incident on May 23 last year at a house in Bourne.
But Nikki James Fox (aka Nik Fox) of Bourne, Lincolnshire then started a private prosecution against the police sergeant.
This isn't the first time Nikki James Fox ( aka Nik Fox ) has launched private prosecutions. Mr Fox was 'promoted' in Peterborough as being the 'technical director' of a scheme purporting to bring a community television service to Peterborough.
It was launched with much bravado at the Peterborough Beer Festival some years ago, and at several other pubs, years later the City is still waiting. It isn't known if the Beer Festival (CAMRA) was ever paid or a fee demanded, although other launch venues say they were paid for the room hire.
The Peterborough Tribune blog then started to investigate Nik Fox and his Community TV claims, which did not seem to meet basic OFCOM requirements for community television ventures, and his technical and professional computer qualifications did not seem to be proven.
His then network of private limited companies also seemed to be of the '£1paid up capital' variety. Most have now been dissolved or a family member is now a director. This upset Mr Fox who launched a private prosecution on a single count of harassment in the Peterborough Magistrates Court against a local journalist and broadcaster, only for the Crown Prosecution Service on a detailed legal submission from London lawyers Bindmans Criminal & Fraud department, to take over the case and promptly ended it, with the defendants costs paid from central (ie public) funds.
On leaving the Peterborough Court House, Mr Nik Fox (aka Nikki James Fox) was served with a bundle of court documents from the Police Service of Northern Ireland where police had been investigating Mr Fox for over four years in relation to several serious charges under the Computer Misuse Act. Mr Fox subsequently appeared at Craigavon Crown Court in Northern Ireland and was found guilt on two counts and handed down a custodial prison sentence of twelve months, suspended for three years. Mr Fox did however spent one night in a Northern Ireland jail before his sentencing hearing.
However, neither Mr Mosley or Mr Fox attended the private prosecution hearing at Lincoln magistrates court and District Judge Peter Veits ruled the case should be discontinued.
Mr Fox from Bourne had also made accusations of false imprisonment relating to an incident at Grantham Police Station on July 8 last year and allegations of perverting the course of justice on June 8.
Lincolnshire Police conducted its own internal investigation into the May 23 incident after receiving a public complaint. A misconduct meeting was held on Monday, June 26, where it was stated that Mr Mosley has not been charged with any criminal offences.
*** TRIBNOTE For some reason, best known to itself, the local newspaper The Peterborough Telegraph which has suffered editorial staff cuts, failed to report on the matter although they attended, the Peterborough magistrates court hearings.....
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