"I hope justice will be seen to be done" was former BNP and independent candidate for the Dukinfield ward, Roy West's comment whilst he waited to enter court in Ashton today.
Smartly dressed in collar and tie, 48 year old Mr West was accused of breaching a restraining order regarding one of his neighbours.
Upon entering the court the defendant was accompanied by his partner and several friends and associates. The only other person in the public seating area of this particular courtroom was Deputy Executive Leader of The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, councillor John Taylor.
After a 90 minute suspension for an evidence related matter the West party went back in.
The hearing was quickly adjourned for two weeks for clarification of matters pertaining to the case.
I would like to thank the court correspondent for the article above. I know some people are finding this whole Roy West saga tiresome in the extreme. However I feel it is in the public interest to keep people informed as one day when the dust settles people will look back in astonishment at how a clean living man of good character can have his reputation destroyed and life totally disrupted. The absurdity of his slide from man of good character to convicted criminal beggars belief and others may learn from studying the vile tricks which lead to Mr West becoming a 'criminal'. A criminal so infamous that he's had numerous front page stories in local rags and been arrested and held in custody on more occasions than many career criminals. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the absolute and most devastatingly serious 'crime' that Mr West has ever been accused/convicted of was in relation to an argument over the garden wall with a gentleman of German ancestry where cross words were alleged to have been uttered. Totally unbelievable! And when Mr West is totally free from restraining orders, curfews, community service orders, suspended sentences, injunctions etc etc etc I will compile a comprehensive list of ever arrest, newspaper article, court appearance, smear leaflet and so on since his campaign to shine the light on his greedy local politicians began. What you will find, but won't be surprised by is that Mr West's 'criminal career' began very soon after he began to expose those who seek only good publicity. Tameside Citizen