Maurice Kirk

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July 2009 - Posts

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  • Maurice In County Court

    Tuesday 28th July - Maurice has been taken to County Court today (handcuffed) r.e. his civil case.

    It was adjourned again.

    He did not have the necessary papers as he was not aware of this hearing until yesterday

    He is continuing to refuse food to protest against his only option of appearing in court is by video link rather than in person.

    He is very appreciative of letters that he has been receiving.

    Maurice’s physical health is not good, he is 64 years old and should have been given bail as per Barry Magistrate's decision on 24th June (ie 5 weeks ago) prior to appeal by the CPS.

    It is inhumane that he is being held in this manner. Maurice has been examined by a psychiatric team as directed by Judge Cook. We are not aware of any conclusions drawn.

    Kirstie Kirk

  • Writing to Maurice

    Maurice is feeling extremely isolated from the outside world. He's alone in a cell for most of the day with nothing to occupy his normally hyperactive mind, and his wife Kirstie is very concerned for his health. She has asked whether anyone following this blog might like to send him a letter of support to lift him up a little?  If you're so inclined here's how you can get in touch. 

    Leaving comments on this blog - You need to sign in using your account login details (username/password) or join the blog in order to leave comments. See the links at the top right hand side of this page. We'll print out the comments periodically and post them on to Maurice.

    Sending letters/postal orders direct to Maurice - The following information should get a letter through to him.

    Write on the envelope:

    Number AK6632
    Name: Kirk, Maurice John
    Wing: NOT 47

    Address: H.M. Prison Cardiff, Knox Road, Cardiff, CF24 0UG

  • In Jail Over WW1 Machine Gun

    Maurice Kirk wishes you to know that he is being held on remand in Cardiff Prison.

    He was arrested on Monday 22 June and taken to Port Talbot Police Station. He was charged on Tuesday late evening and appeared before magistrates on Wednesday. The magistrates decided to bail him, but on CPS appeal he was sent to Cardiff prison and appeared before a judge on Thurs am. He was remanded until his prelim hearing on 6 July.

    He is charged with possession of a firearm and offering it for sale. The firearm in question was a deactivated WW1 machine gun (no trigger, holes drilled into it) and made up of salvaged parts from other armaments for the sole purpose of looking good on the front of a replica DH2 aircraft.

    He wishes it to be known that his arrest and search of the family home occurred after the weekend following the day he was required to exchange documents with the solicitors defending South Wales Police in his case against them for harassment. He failed to serve documents on 19th June as required by court order as the solicitors would not accept them.

    Maurice has since been unable to telephone until he received money by postal order (ie after 6 days in prison). He has been visited and has said that he has no access to legal books etc.

    He has a case by Jury in two months. We'll keep you posted.