On the 1st March 1985 the then Home secretary, Mr Leon Brittan, visited Manchester University Students Union to address the Conservative Students. Violence broke out involvng police and demonstrators, Following the violence complaints were made against the police. Following the complaints two students were intimidated and assaulted by men claimed to be policemen. These men were never identified at the time.
The two students were Mr Stephen David Shaw and Ms Sarah Hollis. The Citizen has contacted them both but they do not wish to get involved again in the affair.
The Citizen has investigated this affair. Mr Shaw was assaulted by a man who amongst other acts stubbed a cigarette out on his face. Mr Shaw subsequently made a complaint which resulted in him being threatened with prosecution.
Nearly thirty years later the Tameside Citizen blog has uncovered someone who fits the description of one of the two assailants. So sure are we that we have sent details to the Chief Constable of the GMP , Sir Peter Fahy, requesting action. The guilt or innocence of the man concerned we leave to the courts, what we do say is that the description given by Mr Shaw fits the man concerned perfectly.
But what is more disturbing is that if a mere writer, an amateur sleuth. can put a name to the alleged assailant, why couldn't the GMP?? Are we in the realms of collusion here?