Friday, 20 February 2009

Attack shame of councillor’s son

The son of a councillor is among six thugs guilty of a vicious street fight in Ashton town centre. Andrew Piddington, whose mother is Councillor Catherine Piddington, was part of a "terrifying mob attack" caught on CCTV at 5am in Old Cross Street, when a teenager was kicked to the floor and stamped on. The full article can be read on the Tameside Advertiser website and can be found by clicking here.
Sadly this kind of thuggish behaviour is no longer a rare occurrence. I am sure this will be a huge embarrassment for Cllr Piddington as well as a personal tragedy. Tameside Citizen

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Anonymous said...

Disgraceful so many of these Tameside Councillors have thug sons. Go check it out

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Frank Gallagher said...

Which Waterloo councillor constantly dabbles in drugs? We are talking spliff, pills and coke here.

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Buster said...

Why didn't Lynn Travis give a character reference like Whitley and his mum did? She knows better not to do so.

Is it really ethical that a councillor drags herself in to provide a character reference when her son clearly commited the crime? She and Whitley were obviously trying to intervene on the judges decision to try and get a reduced sentence. Disgraceful and highly contemptuous.

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Vroooooooom said...

John Taylor convicted of clocking cars and selling porn videos on the market.

Stella said...

Steve Smith - Ashton St. Peter's is a wifebeater.

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I predict a riot said...

Sean Perry's dad in the nick a few times for being a drunken lout and getting into fights.

Tameside Citizen said...

Please be aware before making potentially libellous comments that everything you do on the internet can be traced, not by me but by the authorities and as Roy West recently discovered – if they want you – they will get you! So think before you type and do not offer them an easy catch.

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Tameside Citizen said...

If anyone wants any of the above comments removing let me know by 3.15 because after that I will be offline.

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roy walker said...

I feel for Cath here at the end of the day it's her son what ever you feel about her party is irelevant what her son did was deplorable and the sentance wasn't long enough but this is a private issue.
You can't judge her for what her son did.

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tonydj said...

I must honestly say that I have never been happy with the "Guilt by Association" argument.

The actions of adult relatives / offspring are not your responcibility.

I'll bet that if some councillor's son saved a couple of kids or OAPs from a blazing house then those who condemn Cllr Piddington would not let this hypothetical councillor take credit for their offspring's brave act!

We are not responcible for the actions of our adult relatives.

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Retribution said...

The victim could just as well have been killed therefore they should have been charged with attempted murder which is no different than murder, it's just circumstances that change the outcome particularly when you jump two-footed onto someone's head when they are lying on the ground. 20 months(they'll serve ten months maximum) is utterly pathetic. In my view they have forfeited the right to live and should be executed.

Anonymous said...

The victim will be forgotten in time, this thug will be back on the streets in no time at all.

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Anonymous said...

Seems the Advertiser are not that biased then I see.

Regime Change said...

Above, have you seen the size of the article on Roy West?

District Nurse said...

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The real diagnoses said...

Even better try this
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INSIDER said...

It will be made official this weekend Roy West will be given the opportunity to resign from the BNP or he will be thrown out.

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concerned of Hyde said...

TC show some compassion remove West from your blog when he rants on, remove some of the posting about him, if its true hes suffering from a mental illness it will make him worse.

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Anonymous said...

Roy Walker and David. OK "guilty by association" isn't nice at all, but this isn't a private matter. Cllr. Piddington made a public character statement in defence of her son - just like any loving mother would. However, she dragged in another councillor in order to use their positions as councillors to back up their statements. It is clear what Andrew Piddington did which is utterly disgusting and as a councillor she should lead by example and not try to soften sentencing. It reminds me of Andrew Mercer's mum who lied to the police in order to keep her son out of prison. 20 months isn't long enough. It should of been at least 5 years.

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Ex-Roy West Supporter said...

West. Your actions have made your colleagues look stupid. You have dragged everybody down with you. You sat in that court and listened to two prosecution witnesses tell lies and then you pleaded guilty without even bothering to put your side of the argument forward. I can only assume that you are mentally ill. As you know, Mrs Holt wasn't even present when the argument broke out - she committed perjury by saying that she witnessed the altercation. All you had to do was explain to the court that she wasn't even home when your neighbour confronted you. Perjury is a far more serious crime than anything you are supposed to have done, and yet you let her get away with it scott free while you convicted yourself. In all seriousness your actions were those of someone in need of a psychiatrist.
What made it all the worse was that you had nothing to lose by testifying and leaving the decision up to the judge. A fine was all the judge could hand out - SO WHY THROW THE TOWEL IN HALFWAY THROUGH. Also, you pleaded guilty to: "Racially Aggravated Harassment." But why? Firstly, your neighbours are white, like you, so how could you be guilty of racially abusing them? Secondly, you did not harass your neighbours, you were responding to their hostilty. If anyone was guilty of harassment they were. Your career in politics is now over.

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Old Labour said...

Great post by Ex- Roy West Supporter. Roy's actions in admitting to a crime he did not commit and therefore was not guilty of beggars belief. Roy you silly git - you have gifted Taylor & Co a present they couldn’t have dreamed of. I know you are a decent if somewhat opinionated individual, but you care about the people of Duki and of the country as a whole, you deserve a chance at representing your community but you will have a hard slog ahead of you following your conviction.

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War law said...

Violent Crime, you are correct about Britain's soaring crime rate particularly in relation to the USA where they have ten times as many people per head in prison. On average they are also serving much longer sentences. It has been proven in every large-scale study that prison works more effectively than any other method of crime reduction. The key is long mandatory sentencing. With all types of offence included the average sentence has to be at least61 months to achieve the desired effect.

fed up said...

I know two wrongs don't make a right, but if the victim was one of our local thugs, a certain 'jon bonny'(third generation to not have had a job)
he used to live in my street and was brought home in the back of a police van at least twice in the six months he lived there.I used to feel sorry for his Mother, but then I found out that she had never worked a day in her life either.
Why would any one get out of a taxi to square up to six youths, unless they considered themselves as a bit of a hardman.
I know he has dished out beatings before, but has never been caught. this time he met his match and suffered the consequences.
Ho Hum, if it's not the same lad I take it all back and apologise unreservedly.

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royston vasey said...

And yet again Roy West posts under several names!

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Tameside blue said...

Now for some really important stuff,our group will present an alternative budget this Tuesday at the council meeting the first one for over thirty years.
The Conservative group will outline their vision and how to fund it at the meeting, we will streamline the council millions will be saved by cutting back on wastage the council tax will be frozen for two years,all car parks will be free of charge,there will be many more dynamic announcements made don't want to give to much away just be there on Tuesday and all will be revealed

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Red White and Blue said...

If the conservatives perform anything like they did in Newton God help us.
I would think the ruling Labour mob will walk all over them like they always do,they must be one of the worst opposition groups in the country.
If we had some BNP councillors in there maybe we would see some real opposition

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Anonymous said...

A nasty and brutal attack by a group of responsible adults who quite frankly are big enough and old enough to know that what they were doing was wrong.

The person I really feel for is the victim, who has not only suffered the injuries and the pain that goes along with them, but has now been left without employment thanks to the violent and cowardly actions of Piddington junior and his friends.

I agree with the contributors who have said that the 20-month sentence is grossly inadequate. 5 years would have served as a deterrent to others not to go around wilfully beating innocent members of the public.

Anonymous said...

Well the killers of that man in Hyde Godley only got five years. I forgot the man's name they killed. Forgot the victim, all to common a thing to do these days.

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pay back time said...

The so called victim is a well know thug his employment status will not affected hes not done a days work all his life.
This does nor excuse the attack but what you saw was thugs beating thugs,bit like the drug dealers we see killing each other.

Regime Change said...

Taylor's got two 'Anti-Nazi' groups coming to Tameside. The local Labour group will try anything to cling on to power,when you've abandoned your principles there is only status or position left.
Labour's policies come from and belong to a different era, the game's up and they know it. All that's left is to throw as much mud as possible at whoever threatens their 'rightful' seats at the top table. If this includes grovelling to block voting 'communities' then so be it. The fact that such fawning is extremely detrimental to Britain's interests is irrelevant to a Party that has utterly ceased to represent or care about the British working class.

Anonymous said...

Honestly what has become of the Conservative party in Tameside? Have they got any real leadership these days?

Once a blue always a blue said...

The Tory party are well past that golden age they once occupied. No leadership at national level or local level. Their members don't know what they stand for anymore.

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Jack Lord said...

Upsides of executing people like this-
1.They can never commit another crime.
2.They are seen to be punished properly, i.e. Due to their behaviour they have forfeited all rights including the right to live.
3.They deserve it.
4. Execution of such offenders acts as a strong deterrent to others.
5. It saves the taxpayer a fortune.
Downsides-
None.

Perplexed from Hyde said...

The Conservatives are far from finished, after all they will form the next government after this corrupt bunch of swine are evicted at the next GE.

Conservative Values said...

total rubbish we have excellent leadership at both national and local level. JB is excellent, a real man of the people.

We realise that elections are not won or lost on iffy blogs, spoof wikipedia pages and even more stupid facebook fakes. It requires hard work and dedication on the streets.

Watch this space, there is still 14 months to the next local elections

Anonymous said...

The days of the monday club, the heart of the Tory party needs to come back. The Tories are a soft political correct outfit. Shame though

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ex Tory said...

Sadly tyhe Tories have become soft and Liberal. Now only UKIP represents true Conservative values.

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John Taylor said...

The conservatives will be presenting a budget on Tuesday my arse, its pancake Tuesday the same day that's when we get a load of tossers in Ashton doing the pancake race,call in at the meeting later see more tossers.

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Cheshire man said...

Glad to see you're maintaining Labour's high standards of political debate Mr Taylor, 'Tory tossers, BNP racists etc etc'. Abuse is what people resort to when they've run out of arguments.

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Conservative Values said...

total rubbish we have excellent leadership at both national and local level. JB is excellent, a real man of the people.

We realise that elections are not won or lost on iffy blogs, spoof wikipedia pages and even more stupid facebook fakes. It requires hard work and dedication on the streets.

Watch this space, there is still 14 months to the next local elections


Richard, it is foolish of a poilitical party not to embrace online media. CCHQ have a massive online team which may not be picking up much momentum at the moment - as with all political parties, but this will rapidly speed up in the next general election. Look what it did for Barack Obama.

You could jump over the Advertiser and Reporter if you so wanted to. People do look for an alternative. Believe me, I was getting 4,000 unique visitors to my Tameside Eye blog each month. May not sound much, but according to the rate card on the Advertiser, they get 16,000. Not bad considering I had no backing of a paper to publish.

There is no decent editorial on the Tameside Tories website. All it is is the Bell/Ashton press release repository which bores potential readers. I thought you made the right step in enabling comments, but they were quickly disabled.

Your ignorance will cost you dearly. You either rub up nicely to the blogs or you will face utter annihilation like Labour have locally and nationally.

I also look forward to the alternative budget, considering it hasn't been anything presented to local members.

wag said...

I did not mean the conservatives I was referring to some of the people in the public gallery,I am thinking of joining them.

Samuel Roy Oldham said...

I have told John to remove his blog. It was embarassing for the party.

We are thinking of replacing him with Richard Ashton. He is good at writing letters to the press.

Anonymous said...

Conservative Values, it does indeed require hard graft on the streets, that coupled with good press and web exposure does wonders for political fortunes.

Whilst the Newton situation was far from ideal for those of us who support the Conservative Party, I think last years' results were very good. Cllrs Ambler, Baines and Dickinson re-elected, Cllr Ambler with a whopping great majority to prove the the point he's a first rate councillor. Additionally, the fact that Cllr Cartwright and Cllr Patrick were elected in wards which some would have considered unwinnable surely says something for the way the party is moving forward in the borough. Those victories and Dr Buckley pushing Labour to the very brink of losing in St Michaels are proof that anything is possible with sheer hard graft.

I look forward to the 2010 locals with great enthusiasm, let's hope the hard graft being put in by local Conservative activists translates into a bigger stick for JB to whack Labour with.

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Anonymous said...

Is this legal - YES. You will find it is only illegal to let dogs kill in a pack - finding and flushing to the gun is and has always been, legal. Surprised that the collective "brains" on this forum full of academics has to ask such a basic legal question .......

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Wag said...

There's more work in a sick note than most of you Tories,you were a disgrace in Newton the BNP out worked you and deserved there second place.

Anonymous said...

This is Roy trying to discredit the witnesses in his recent case as they apparently work their show dogs. I know about this as I often do the same with my lurchers and using dogs to flush quarry to the gun is NOT illegal, although the PC Britain we are in would love to make it so. Reading some of the allegations on here, I am surprised there are no libel actions flying around.

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Anonymous said...

Who digs foxes out of dens - I think it says the dogs are dug out???? Are you literate or what?

Anonymous said...

What kind of human being would plead guilty and then cry that his side wasn't heard? Could it be our BNP Dukinfield saviour? - thank God we have the Tories to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for the Tories in Dukinfield, that must be the joke of all time. Last two elections ha ha

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duki blue said...

The Tories will save Dukinfield at the next local election. We will beat Lane, and West will get 30 votes if he's lucky. SUPPORT FOX HUNTING

Anonymous said...

Foxes kill all wildlife and new born lambs - am I too discredited because I control them for my farmer? One thing has nothing to do with the other ...... what has this to do with the original thread? Or am I missing something? Why is a convicted racist allowed to hog every thread under different pseudonyms? Is there no moderation on here?

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Anonymous said...

I am all for free speech but it works both ways. I am allowed to take my lurchers out and flush vermin to the gun. It is legal and necessary but I cannot see you understanding the concept - it is far too complicated an issue for your befuddled brain. So keep on free speaking - you are doing a great job of turning people away from the BNP. This looks like a small minded forum - am off to continue searching for intelligent threads elsewhere.

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Anonymous said...

No it's not necessary it's your perverted plesure come on be honest.

The Satanic Rites of Dracula said...

The reason Councillor Cartwright won in Duki/Staly in May 2008 was because the BNP stood a candidate who despite doing nothing still polled 366 votes thus giving victory to the Tories. This is why the Tories very rarely attack the BNP at election time.

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Anonymous said...

Can you read West - I told you before that I have visited the text and it talks about DOGS being dug out - not foxes - I ask again - are you literate? No-one could dig a fox out - it would be well gone while they were trying - shows how much you know. My lurchers have more brain.

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Anonymous said...

Stop trying to make excuses for people gatting an hard on watching a dog killing a fox

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Totenkopf said...

We need a mass campaign of sterilization, extermination and selective breeding to improve the human species.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Guillie is a cracker - could do with one like that myself.

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duki blue said...

When we get back into power we will bring back the right to hunt with dogs

duki blue said...

When we get back into power we will bring back the right to hunt with dogs

Anonymous said...

Catherine Piddington is the best Councillor we have in Tameside. She will be supported by the party all the way.

The Doc said...

Now you all know just how ill West really is so leave him alone,he will get worse if you don't.
Last weeks court case will now just a blur to him it will not register.

wag said...

I hate fox hunting and can't understand why the fox hunters don't just admit they like the kill and the sport has got nothing to do with culling them.

John Taylor said...

I have decided to join the conservatives,its the only way.

local taxi driver said...

Roy, Labour and some of their hate mob out on Barlow/Broadbent area with a UAF leaflet about you tonight.

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Jack Lord said...

Never mind fox hunting, what about the barbaric cruelty of Halal slaughter which is legal for some but not for others. Labour will do anything to try and secure the Muslim block vote because they know the game's up amongst ever growing numbers of the indigenous population.

Anonymous said...

Second that above post

UAF supporter said...

Another last campaign from West,what you have in Dukinfield Mr West is a group of activist that work harder than you and others, and have always done so long before you arrived.
Four newsletters each year many local campaign leaflets plus a full canvass of the ward ,and lets not forget the odd appearance in the local press,

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Anonymous said...

Hey UAF get a job and stop hanging around Dukinfield.

local taxi driver said...

We will help you with your new leaflet Roy,we are sick of these illegal immigrants taking our jobs and claiming benefits taxi firms full of them.
Call in our office on Concord we have seen you in the precinct and support you.

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John Taylor said...

I will help you also Roy and will bring Wildy with me.

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Still waiting said...

Local taxi driver the reason for the foreigners taking your jobs is simple you were always on your way or there in two minutes,half an hour later still no sign of you.

Anonymous said...

Above post what a crap response

UAF said...

Dukinfield folk gave a decision on two occasions,they did not know you then, now they do you are correct they will decide

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Anonymous said...

UAF a bunch of rag bag freaks who infest the streets in-stead of working. Doing The masters work for me (John Taylor ex borstall boy)

Nationalist said...

The UAF should change their name to the UWF-Unite With Foreigners. When was the last time they said or did anything to support the British people? They want to destroy our national identity and flood the country with foreigners, just as they want to destroy all nation states. We should bring back the old penalty for traitors.

UAF said...

Mr West you only stand because the BNP allow you to be one of their candidates,they have used you and now you are in deep shit,a convicted racist criminal with nowhere to go, the BNP will have to dump you just wait and see the closer we get to the Euro elections the closer you get to being booted out, Nick can not afford to have people like you who have been outed around him in public,in private yes in public no

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UAF said...

We must ignore Englishness and embrace the whole world. No such thing has nations anymore.

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National Survival said...

Muslim drug dealers in Britain have been specifically told to target only non-Muslims with their wares as part of a chemical holy war against this country, a daily newspaper has claimed.

In an article headed “Asian terror gangs target UK with killer heroin” the Daily Star newspaper claimed that “terror chiefs plan to flood our streets with heroin in a terrifying plot to wage ‘chemical jihad’ on Britain. And they have been using hate-filled Muslim gangs as their UK dealers,” said the newspaper.

Claiming that the drug is freely available “on Britain’s streets, often in the backs of cabs or over kebab shop counters,” the paper goes on to say that “Asian gangs are operating in South London, Luton, Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Oldham, Birmingham and Bradford

Regime Change said...

National Survival, you are correct, Islam is the true threat to our nation's continued existence. It is being aided and abetted by the nation hating EU but the worst collaborators are NewLabour who, after 18 years out of power and near destruction developed a policy of promising ANYTHING to groups who would vote for them. The Muslim block vote has swung a large number of seats to Labour and to make this 'deal' even more secure postal voting has been massively expanded- we wouldn't want Muslim women disappearing into that polling booth and actually expressing their OWN opinions now would we.
The word for all this dealing with the enemy within is treason. If the old punishment for this heinous offence is re-introduced a lot of people now riding the gravy train may find themselves receiving the ultimate punishment.

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Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember Councillor Piddington being in the Newspaper for fighting?? (That was swept under the carpet.) Turns out her son is just like her. People have short memories! You reep what you sow.

Anonymous said...

this is very sad especially when he got and with in a few months he does it again but on a defenceless young woman in 2010