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LONDON BOROUGH OF HARINGEY                       Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

Planning & Environmental Control Service                              LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS  

 

                                                                             Re Premises: 

     

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):    15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                          

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS

 

                                       (Criminal Justice Act, 1967, Section 9;

                           Magistrates' Court Act, 1980, Section 5A(3)(a) and 5B;

                                     Magistrates' Court Rules, 1981, Rule 70)

 

 

Statement of:                                       :         DR. YUNES R. TEINAZ       

 

Age of Witness:                           :         OVER 18

 

Occupation of Witness:        :         Senior Environmental Health Officer

 

Address:                                              :         639 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8BD

 

Telephone Number:                      :         020 8489 0000

 

This Statement, consisting of  26   pages signed by me, is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and I make it knowing that, if it is tendered in evidence, I shall be liable to prosecution if I have wilfully stated in it anything which I know to be false or do not believe to be true.

 

 

 

DATED:                                                                            Signed:                    ...........................................................…..

 

Signature witnessed by:          ..........................................

 

 

1.       I YUNES R. TEINAZ, am employed by the London Borough of Haringey as a Senior Environmental Health Officer in the Commercial Group.  I hold a BSc in Environmental Health from Kings College, London; a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Medical School, Dundee University; a University Certificate in Tropical Community Medicine and Health from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and a PhD Degree in Environmental and Social Studies from Liverpool University.

 

 

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and 30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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          I am a Registered Environmental Health Officer, Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health  and I am a Member of the Association of Meat Inspectors.  Since my graduation in 1994 as an Environmental Health Officer, I have worked for several Local Authorities as a generic Environmental Health Officer, specialising in Food Safety, Health and Safety and Infectious Disease Control.  My duties include the inspection of food premises and enforcement of The Food Safety Act 1990, the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and associated legislation, including meat hygiene and safety.

2.       As part of my duties in Haringey I am leading a project on Meat Safety seeking to ensure that the local food traders and the meat industry within the Borough comply with the Food Safety Act 1990 and the other associated legislation.

3.       On Friday 14 June 2002 I received an anonymous call alleging that a blue transit van (registration T759 AST) would transfer illegal meat known as “smokies” to another vehicle belonging to a Haringey resident, Mr. `Mohammed Hasnet Khan (known by the nick name Moon), of 39, Lansdowne Road, South Tottenham, London N17.   The information suggested that Mr. Khan took delivery with his associate, Mr. Amjad Farouq, early morning on Saturdays in Lansdowne Road, Tottenham N17 or Rosbery Industrial Estate, Rosbury Avenue, N17, or in other locations, at the car park of the Turkish Food Centre, Ridley Road, E8.

4.       On SATURDAY 15th JUNE 2002 at approximately 5.00 a.m . I visited LANSDOWNE ROAD AND ROSBERY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.  I did not find a blue van or any sort of delivery of meat taking place.  I then received another anonymous call stating that the blue

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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          van was due to arrive from Haringey to RIDLEY ROAD MARKET, HACKNEY, E8, and the transfer of the cargo into a white Mercedes van would take place in the Turkish Food Centre.

5.       As a result of this information, I contacted Hackney Police Station for assistance.  I went to that station and met a police sergeant who I now know to be PS Ian Knox.  I showed him my ID card and I informed him that I had received information that a consignment of illegally slaughtered meat was to arrive imminently at a car park of the Turkish Food Centre in a blue Transit van (reg T759 AST) from Haringey and then be transferred to another vehicle, which I believe would be a white Mercedes van.

6.       While PS Knox started to position his car, I noticed a white Mercedes van (registration No. K202 SKK) drive past along Ridley Road and stop at the junction with Marks Rise.   The driver, who is now known to me as AMJAD FAROUQ, of 11, WALSHAM HOUSE, LONDON, SE17 2DN, appeared to see the police vehicle.  It then turned left into Marks Rise and drove away.

7.       PS Knox changed the position of his vehicle so it was out of sight in the car park.  A short while later the blue transit van (registration T759 AST) arrived.  A man introduced himself as JOHN EDWARDS, who I now know as JULIAN JONES, OF BACKOES FARM, DESKFORD, CULLEN, MORAY, SCOTLAND.  He was with a passenger who introduced himself as JAMES ELLIOTT EVANS, who I now know to be JAMES ELLIOTT of BLACKHILLS , PETERSHEAD, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND AB42 3LR.  I asked the driver to open the side door of the van and I could see what I thought at the time to be 100 carcasses and about 10 sheep heads.  These were sheep carcasses that had been slaughtered

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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                with the skin in tact and then had been scorched with a blowtorch.  The skin was stained by black burnt wool hair.  The heads were not attached to the carcasses.  The sheep carcasses were not split, but the abdomen was incised between the perineum and the sternum.  The legs, tail and head had been removed.  The carcasses contained the pluck, the larynx, the trachea, lungs, heart, liver and spleen.  None of the hearts, livers and other organs had been incised.  Some livers showed signs of parasitic cysts.  The lungs had lesions consisted with parasitic pronchopneumonia.  The udders of lactating female animals had not been removed from the carcasses.  The kidneys also remained attached to the carcasses without having been removed from their covering membranes.  Because the carcasses had not been stacked in orderly fashion, it was not possible to accurately count them.  I asked MR. JONES how many there were and he replied that there were more than 100.  

8.       The vehicle (Reg. T759 AST) was not refrigerated and the carcasses were in a warm condition.  There was a noticeable foul smell when the door was first opened.  There were no health marks or evidence of inspection on the carcasses.  The floor and front dividing panel between the load and the driver’s section was in a dirty condition and not suitable to be in direct contact with food. 

9.       Smokies are sheep and goat carcasses that have not been skinned, the fleece being burnt off with a blow torch prior to evisceration (i.e the removal of the internal organs) for flavour and golden colour.  Carcasses prepared in this way are commonly known as ’smokies’ and are unit for human consumption.  Smokies are much sort after by African Communities in London and many parts of the country, and as such they carry a price premium.  An old one

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:     

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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                purchased for a few pounds can retail at £100 and £150 after being produced as a smokie.

          In many African countries, smokies are a traditional way of producing sheep joint carcasses.  Smoked sheep heads which contain specified risk material including the brain, are also highly sought after as they cannot be produced in compliance with meat hygiene legislation. 

11.     Smokies are a significant risk to public health for five main reasons:

                   (i)       They come from animals, which have not undergone ante-mortem inspection and may therefore have been affected by disease communicable to humans.

          (ii)      They have not undergone post-mortem inspection and therefore are affected by a                           disease or condition, which would render them unfit for human consumption.

          (iii)      They have not been skinned and have not been eviscerated under supervision, and              may therefore pose a greater risk of contamination of pathogens caused by normal      animals such as salmonella and E.Coli 0157.

                   (iv)     The carcasses may contain specified risk material i.e spinal cord and tonsils of sheep with permanent teeth and sheep heads and spleens.

                   (v)      Spread of Hydatid disease, as smokies are often produced in remote farms, and parts of offals disposed to the field, attracting dogs, foxes and other carnivores which act as an intermediate host for the spread of this disease to humans as well as to livestock.

                   (vi)     They had not been produced, stored or transported in accordance with the requirements of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995.

                   (vii)     The carcasses were from ovine animals in excess of 12 months of age.  The carcasses had not been split and the spinal cords were therefore still present.  The spinal cord in

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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                             Ovine  animals in excess of 12 months of age constitutes specified risk material (SRM) as defined by the Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997 Sections 7(1) and 29(2).

                   (viii)    Sale for human consumption or for preparation for such sale of food, namely sheep carcasses which contain specified risk material is contrary to section 2.3 and 16 of the Food Safety Act 1990.  In addition, being in possession for the purpose of sale for human consumption, or for preparation for such sale of food, namely sheep carcasses and sheep heads which failed to comply with Food Safety Regulations by being unfit for human consumption, is contrary to sections 8(1)(4) and 8(2)(b) Food Safety Act 1990, and associated legislation.

12.     I noticed after finishing my inspection that the passenger JAMES ELLIOTT had walked off.

13.     JULIAN JONES smelt strongly of rotten meat.  His clothing was dirty and stained, as well as his hands which were bloodstained.  I said to him “Do you know what's in the back?”  JONES said “Smokies sheep.  We are doing a delivery for a man”.  I said, “Do you have any documentation for these sheep?”, JONES said “No”.   I informed Jones that I intended to seize the meat and to drive the van to a secure location in Haringey.   A seizure notice in accordance with the Food Safety Act 1990 Section 94 (3)(b) and (4) was prepared and handed to MR. JONES, under the name of JOHN EDWARDS as he had initially introduced himself.  I produce in evidence Notice of Seizure marked Document 1 and signed by me.  I have also served a certification of meat failing to meet the requirements of the Fresh Meat

                   (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 (as amended) (Regulation 23(3)) under the

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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          Food Safety Act 1990.  The Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 as amended by the Meat (Enhanced Enforcement Powers) (England) Regulations 2000.  I produce in evidence the unfitness certificate marked Document 2, and signed by me.

14.     The van (registration T759 AST) was delivered to a secure location at Tottenham Lane, N8.  The van was driven by MR. JULIAN JONES and escorted by myself and PS Knox.  On arrival at the site I served the seizure notice and the unfitness certificate.  I produce in evidence the witness statement of PS Ian Knox marked Document 2, and signed by me.  

15.     I asked MR. JONES to attend the Council Offices at 639, High Road, Tottenham, N17 on Monday the 17th June 2002, with a form of identification to complete the seizure procedure under the Food Safety Act 1990 and associated legislation and also to attend a formal interview under PACE.  MR. JONES agreed to do so.  I also advised him to contact a solicitor to attend with him. 

16.     On the 17th June 2002, at about 10am MR. JULIAN JONES attended the Council Offices at 639, High Road, Tottenham, N17.  He failed to produce ID as agreed and he admitted that his real name is JULIAN JONES, not JOHN EDWARD as he had initially said on the 15th June 2002.

17.     MR. JONES was interviewed under caution at 639, High Road, Tottenham, London N17 by Dr. Yunes Teinaz, Senior Environmental Health Officer, and David Taylor, Senior Environmental Health Officer in the presence of Ms. Sioned Humphreys from BBC Wales, who acted as interpreter for MR. JONES upon his request, due to the fact that MR. JONES’S first language is Welsh.  Ms. Humphreys assured me before the interview that any information would remain confidential.

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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18.     During the interview, MR. JONES stated that JAMES ELLIOTT, the passenger with him on the 15th June 2002 shared the driving with him, and that he took the meat from West Wales.  He maintained that his part of the process of the sale of illegal meat was to do the driving and that he drove from Wales to London on a fairly regular basis.  He also stated that the van (registration T759 AST) did not belong to him; he was just the driver.  He stated that he picked the consignment up from a man he named as MR. TEGWIN JONES in Carmarthan, West Wales, and that the meat belonged to CARMELO GALE and COLIN PATTERSON.  When he delivered the meat to London, either AMJAD (AMJAD FAROUQ) or MOON KHAN (MOHAMMED HASNET KHAN) received the delivery.  I produce in evidence a transcript of the interview marked Document 4, and signed by me, David Taylor statement of witness marked Document 5 and Shenaid Humphreys’ statement of witness marked Document 6, both signed by me.

19.     After the conclusion of the PACE interview, I reserved the seizure notice under the provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990 and the Certificate of Meat Failing the Requirement of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 (as amended).  I produce in evidence documents marked Document 7 and Document 8 and both signed by me.   I advised Mr. Jones that the documents were for the removal of the meat in order to have it dealt with by a Justice of the Peace.  A further Notice under section 9 of the Food Safety Act (Food Condemnation Warning Notice) setting the time and place where the food would be seen by the Justice of the Peace was to be served on him by Recorded Delivery post.

 

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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20.     On the 17th June 2002 the meat was placed into a refrigerated vehicle by the Council contractors, CIEI Logistics Ltd, for transportation to cold storage.  The blue transit van (registration T759 AST) was returned to JULIAN JONES.  I have also taken photographs of the van and carcasses by the Council digital camera.  I produce in evidence photographs marked YRT(1), YRT(2), YRT(3), YRT(4), YRT(5), YRT(6), YRT(7), YRT(8), YRT(9) and YRT(10).

21.     Furthermore, on the 17th June 2002 a sample of the meat (whole carcasses) scaled and marked with Reference FOOD869 was delivered to the appointed public analyst for Haringey, Eurofins, 445, New Cross Road, London SE14 6A, for specification and confirmation that the meat had not received health markings and SRM.  I produce a true copy of the analyst report marked Document 9 and signed by me.

22.     On the 17th June 2002 I also arranged for the meat to be inspected by an independent veterinary officer from The Department for Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Ms. Elem Micholopoulou in the presence of JULIAN JONES.  I produce in evidence Ms. Micholopoulou’s statement of witness marked Document 10 and signed by me.

23.     On the 23rd June 2002 I requested from PS Knox the details of the blue van (registration T759 ATS), and the White Mercedes van (registration K205 SKK) for notification of the registered keepers of the vehicle on the 15th June 2002.  I now produce a true copy of my request and reply marked Document 11 and Document 12, both signed by me.

 

 

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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24.     On the 24th June 2002 I arranged for a sample of sheep head sealed and marked (reference F0007999) to be delivered to the Public Analyst for Haringey, Eurofine, 445, New Cross Road, London SE14 6TA.  I now produce a true copy of the analysts report which I received on the 11th July 2002 marked Document 13 and signed by me.

25.     I was of the opinion that the meat was unfit for human consumption, therefore, on 24th June 2002 by Recorded Delivery post, notice of the Council’s intention to apply to the Magistrates Court at Court House, Bishops Road, London N4 HS on 28th June 2002 at 9.00am on MR. JULIAN JONES, The Caravan, Gilfachnwith Haret, Hareb Llandysul SA44 4JE, and a copy of the notice was also served by Recorded Delivery post on MR. AMJAD FAROUQ at 8, Pearl Road, Walthamstow, London E17, MR. MOHAMMED HASNET KHAN (MOON), 39, Lansdowne Road, South Tottenham, London N17, MR. ERIC JOHN ELLIOTT,  Bogengarrie, Ardallie, Aberdeen AB42 5BW, MR. AMJAD HUSSAIN 35/37, Electric Avenue, London SW9 8JP, MR. COLIN PATTERSON, West Wales Halal Meat, 234 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 and Mr. CARMELO GALE, Penrollt, Fachnog Bangor, Teif, Lludysul, Dyfed SA44 5BL.   I now produce a true copy of those notices marked Document 14 and signed by me.

26.     On the 26th June 2002 at approximately 3.00pm my colleague, Mr. Fanos Santis, saw three men who had come to see me, Dr. Yunes Teinaz.  He was told that they were MR. COLIN PATTERSON, MR. CAMELO GALE AND MR. MOHAMMED HASNET KHAN.  The men denied knowing MR. JULIAN JONES and denied any knowledge of unfit meat.  They confirmed that they had received a copy of the notices served on MR. JULIAN JONES

 

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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          on the 24th June 2002. They also wished to know how their names had been found to be put on the notice.  I produce a true copy of Mr. Santis’ statement of witness marked Document 15 and signed by me.  

27.     MR. JULIAN JONES and all the others did not attend and no representations were made on their behalf.  Notwithstanding, the Court was satisfied that the meat was unfit for human consumption and accordingly condemned.  The Court also ordered MR. AMJAD FAROUQ and MR. MOHAMMED HASNET KHAN to pay the necessary costs.   I produce a true copy of the court order marked document 16 and signed by me.

28.     The carcasses were stained after Haringey’s successful application to the Magistrates Court.   CIEL Logistics were instructed to destroy the sheep carcasses and the sheep heads using an approved waste incineration plant.  I produce in evidence Mr. Clive Robert Lawrence, Director of CIEL Logistics, statement marked Document 17, and signed by me.

29.     On Saturday, 29th June 2002 at about 10am, I received a telephone call from an undisclosed source that JULIAN JONES was due to deliver a consignment of smokies and heads of sheep to a Haringey trader, who would be distributing the consignment to butchers shops, restaurants and domestic customers in Haringey and many other outlets in various parts of the capital.  The informant stated that the delivery would take place at Rangemoor Road, Tottenham, N15 on the early morning of Sunday 30th June 2002.  On the same day at about 16.00 hours I received a telephone call from MR. MOHAMMED HASNET KHAN (MOON) confirming the same information.  MR. KHAN didn’t name any trader.

 

 

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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30.     On Sunday, 30th June 2002 at about 3.30am I visited Rangemoor Road, Tottenham, N15.  I parked my car at Holyland Bakery car park and watched until about 4.05am, when a van (registration T759 AST, entered Bernard Road, stopped for a few minutes and drove back to Rangemoor Road.  I saw a driver and passengers from my hiding place in the bakery car park, but I could not recognise any of them.  I followed the van, and contacted Tottenham Police Station for assistance. At that time I received a call from MOHAMMED HASNET KHAN (MOON) informing me that JULIAN JONES was on his way to Forest Road, E17 and that AMJAD FAROUQ would provide assistance to find the consignment, I thanked MR. KHAN.

31.     I kept following the van and it crossed Ferrylane Bridge to Forest Road, E17.  At this point I contacted Walthamstow Police Station for assistance.  The van entered Clifford Road, E17 and I went to the police station where I met PS Patrick Brown and PC Ian Hill, who assisted me.   I drove back to Clifford Street, followed by a police car, where I received a call from a man who introduced himself as AMJAD FAROUQ.  He offered to give me directions to where the van (registration T759 AST) was parked along Clifford Road Industrial Estate.  As I was approaching the petrol station, followed by the police car, I found a man who I know now to be AMJAD FAROUQ.   I had seen him before on the 17th June 2002 driving a White Mercedes van registration K203SKK through Ridley Road, E8 and on the 15th June 2002 (the day of the previous smokies seizure).  MR. FAROUQ introduced himself and gave me directions to the industrial estate, into which I drove, followed by the police car.

32.     On arrival, I saw the same coloured van (registration T59 AST) which drove away from Rangemoor Road, I had seized it before on the 15th June 2002, with a consignment of

 

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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                Smokies and sheep heads.  I saw there were two men asleep in the front driver’s compartment along with a female, also asleep.  I went over to the vehicle occupied by PS Brown and PC Ian Hill, and knocked on the front door window.  In the driver’s seat was MR. JAMES ELLIOTT.  I asked MR. JONES if he could open the van so I could examine its contents, to which he agreed.  ELLIOTT helped JONES open the side door.  Once opened, I saw a large amount of smokies (about 100) and about 60 heads of sheep.

33.     All carcasses had their skin on, and some had parts of the mammary glands.  There was slime on the belly and loins.  It had a smell of smoke and decomposition.  The carcasses had not been obtained from licensed premises in accordance with the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulation 1995. Regulation 13.  The carcasses had not been subject to post mortem inspection in accordance with the requirements of the Fresh Meat Regulations 1990, Regulation 8, schedule 10.

34.     The carcasses had not been dressed in accordance with the requirements of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995.  Schedule 9 in that:

          (A)     The skin had not been removed.

          (B)     The kidneys had not been removed from their fatty coverings.

          (C)     The udders had not been removed from lactating females.

There was evidence of mould on the skin of the mutton.  there was slime on the breast and flanks on all the carcasses.  The inside of the carcasses, hind fore quarters was oedematous.   The carcasses were from ovine animals in excess of 12 months of age.  The carcasses had not been split, and the spinal cord was therefore still present.  As previously stated, the spinal

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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          cord in ovine animals in excess of 12 months of age constitutes specified risk material (SRM) as defined by the Risk Material Regulations 1997 (Sections 7(1) and 29(2)).  Sale for human or for preparation for such sale of food, namely sheep carcasses, which contain SRM, contrary to Section 2.3 and 16 of the Food Safety Act 1990.  I was satisfied that the meat was unfit for human consumption under the Food Safety Act 1990, Section 8(1)(a) and Section 8(2)(b) and (c).

35.     JULIAN JONES had the same appearance as when I had first met him on the 17th June 2002, he smelt strongly of rotten meat, his clothing was stained and his hands were dirty and bloodstained.  I asked MR. JONES how he had come into possession of these carcasses.  He informed me that he had met another man who he did not know or refused to name and that he gave him the carcasses and exchanged the animals from van to van.  I asked him what he intended to do with them and he refused to answer.   I asked him where he collected the carcasses from and JONES replied “from Scotland, that’s where he got them from”, I said “Do you have any documentation for these carcasses” JONES said “No.”.  

36.     I also spoke with the other passenger who identified himself as JAMES ELLIOTT.  I told him that this was the second time we had met.  I asked did he recall that we had met on the 17th June 2002, when he was asleep in the same van (registration T59 AST) at the Turkish Food Centre car park?   He made no reply.  I said: “What can you tell me about these sheep?”  ELLOPTT said: “They were delivered to us in Scotland yesterday”.   I said: “Whose van is this and to where are you delivering?”  ELLIOTT made no reply.

                 

 

Signed:                                                                             Signature witnessed by:

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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37.     As JULIAN JONES and JAMES ELLIOTT were unable to account for how they had come into possession of these animal carcasses, I strongly believed that they had in fact stolen them.  I asked the police to detain them on suspicion of theft.  Both men were arrested by the police and placed in the rear of a marked police van.  I secured the blue van (registration T59 AST) and removed it to the Council Offices at 639, High Road, Tottenham N17.  I produce in evidence a witness statement of PS Patrick Brown marked Document 19 and PC Ian Hill, marked Document 20, both signed by me.  

38.     JONES and ELLIOTT were conveyed to Chingford Police Station and were subsequently interviewed under PACE with PC Gary Bridge and PC Karen Sharwood-Smith.   I produce in evidence a transcript of Julian Jones PACE interview marked Document 20; transcript of JAMES ELLIOTT PACE interview marked Document 21, both signed by me.

39.     PC Gary Bridge provided a statement of witness.  I produce in evidence the statement marked Document 22 and signed by me.  

40.     Mrs. Breida Pope, who arranged the interview typing and tapes provided a statement of witness, I produce in evidence document marked Document 23 and signed by me.

41.     After the interview I served a Notice on both men (JULIAN JONES AND JAMES ELLIOTT) under the Food Safety Act 1990 Section 9(3)(b) and (4)(b) seizure of food notice.  I now produce Document 24 and signed by me.  I also handed them the Certificate of Meat Failing the Requirements of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 (as amended).  I produce in evidence document marked Document 25 and signed by

 

Signed:                                                                             Signature witnessed by:

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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                Smokies and sheep heads.  I saw there were two men asleep in the front driver’s compartment along with a female, also asleep.  I went over to the vehicle occupied by PS Brown and PC Ian Hill, and knocked on the front door window.  In the driver’s seat was MR. JAMES ELLIOTT.  I asked MR. JONES if he could open the van so I could examine its contents, to which he agreed.  ELLIOTT helped JONES open the side door.  Once opened, I saw a large amount of smokies (about 100) and about 60 heads of sheep.

33.     All carcasses had their skin on, and some had parts of the mammary glands.  There was slime on the belly and loins.  It had a smell of smoke and decomposition.  The carcasses had not been obtained from licensed premises in accordance with the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulation 1995. Regulation 13.  The carcasses had not been subject to post mortem inspection in accordance with the requirements of the Fresh Meat Regulations 1990, Regulation 8, schedule 10.

34.     The carcasses had not been dressed in accordance with the requirements of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995.  Schedule 9 in that:

          (A)     The skin had not been removed.

          (B)     The kidneys had not been removed from their fatty coverings.

          (C)     The udders had not been removed from lactating females.

There was evidence of mould on the skin of the mutton.  there was slime on the breast and flanks on all the carcasses.  The inside of the carcasses, hind fore quarters was oedematous.   The carcasses were from ovine animals in excess of 12 months of age.  The carcasses had not been split, and the spinal cord was therefore still present.  As previously stated, the spinal

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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          cord in ovine animals in excess of 12 months of age constitutes specified risk material (SRM) as defined by the Risk Material Regulations 1997 (Sections 7(1) and 29(2)).  Sale for human or for preparation for such sale of food, namely sheep carcasses, which contain SRM, contrary to Section 2.3 and 16 of the Food Safety Act 1990.  I was satisfied that the meat was unfit for human consumption under the Food Safety Act 1990, Section 8(1)(a) and Section 8(2)(b) and (c).

35.     JULIAN JONES had the same appearance as when I had first met him on the 17th June 2002, he smelt strongly of rotten meat, his clothing was stained and his hands were dirty and bloodstained.  I asked MR. JONES how he had come into possession of these carcasses.  He informed me that he had met another man who he did not know or refused to name and that he gave him the carcasses and exchanged the animals from van to van.  I asked him what he intended to do with them and he refused to answer.   I asked him where he collected the carcasses from and JONES replied “from Scotland, that’s where he got them from”, I said “Do you have any documentation for these carcasses” JONES said “No.”.  

36.     I also spoke with the other passenger who identified himself as JAMES ELLIOTT.  I told him that this was the second time we had met.  I asked did he recall that we had met on the 17th June 2002, when he was asleep in the same van (registration T59 AST) at the Turkish Food Centre car park?   He made no reply.  I said: “What can you tell me about these sheep?”  ELLOTT said: “They were delivered to us in Scotland yesterday”.   I said: “Whose van is this and to where are you delivering?”  ELLIOTT made no reply.

                 

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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37.     As JULIAN JONES and JAMES ELLIOTT were unable to account for how they had come into possession of these animal carcasses, I strongly believed that they had in fact stolen them.  I asked the police to detain them on suspicion of theft.  Both men were arrested by the police and placed in the rear of a marked police van.  I secured the blue van (registration T59 AST) and removed it to the Council Offices at 639, High Road, Tottenham N17.  I produce in evidence a witness statement of PS Patrick Brown marked Document 19 and PC Ian Hill, marked Document 20, both signed by me.  

38.     JONES and ELLIOTT were conveyed to Chingford Police Station and were subsequently interviewed under PACE with PC Gary Bridge and PC Karen Sharwood-Smith.   I produce in evidence a transcript of Julian Jones PACE interview marked Document 20; transcript of JAMES ELLIOTT PACE interview marked Document 21, both signed by me.

39.     PC Gary Bridge provided a statement of witness.  I produce in evidence the statement marked Document 22 and signed by me.  

40.     Mrs. Breida Pope, who arranged the interview typing and tapes provided a statement of witness, I produce in evidence document marked Document 23 and signed by me.

41.     After the interview I served a Notice on both men (JULIAN JONES AND JAMES ELLIOTT) under the Food Safety Act 1990 Section 9(3)(b) and (4)(b) seizure of food notice.  I now produce Document 24 and signed by me.  I also handed them the Certificate of Meat Failing the Requirements of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 (as amended).  I produce in evidence document marked Document 25 and signed by

 

Signed:                                                                             Signature witnessed by:

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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          me.  I advised MR. JONES and MR. ELLIOTT that the documents were for the removal of the meat in order to have it dealt with by the Justice of the Peace, and I served a Section 9 Food Condemnation Warning Notice that stated the time and place where the food would be seen by the Justice of the Peace.  I produce a document marked Document 26 and signed by me.  MR. JULIAN JONES AND MR. JAMES ELLIOTT accepted the notices and signed them.

42.     The meat was placed into a refrigerated vehicle for transportation to cold storage in my presence by Mr. C. Lawrence of CIEL Logistics Ltd.  

43.     The police released JAMES ELLIOTT after the PACE interview, and I handed the van to him after the transportation of the carcasses and heads of sheep to CIEL Logistics in the refrigerated vehicle.  ELLIOTT helped unload the consignment and I took photographs with the council’s digital camera.  I produce in evidence photographs marked YRT(11), YRT(12), YRT(13), YRT(14), YRT(15), YRT(16), YRT(17), YRT(18), YRT(19) and YRT(20).

44.     On the 1st July 2002 a sample of the met (whole sheep carcasses) sealed and marked F000939 and two sheep heads (sealed and marked F000812 and F000813) were delivered to the Council Public Analyst,  Eurofins, 445, New Cross Road, London SE14 for specification and confirmation that the meat had not received health markings and presence of SRM.  I now produce the analysts reports marked Documents 27, 28 and 29, all signed by me.

 

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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45.     On the 2nd July 2002, I arranged for the meat to be inspected by an independent veterinary officer, Mr. Maurico Lopez, from DEFRA, State Veterinary Service, Liberty House, 105, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7JH.  I produce in evidence Mr. Lopez’ statement marked Document 30 and signed by me.

46.     On 5th July 2002 I attended Haringey Magistrates Court at 09.30 hours.  I served the appropriate Notice, Order for Condemnation of Food and Condemnation of Food Order under the Food Safety Act 1990, Section 9, on the clerk of the court.   The Magistrates saw the meat and heard information from myself that I considered the meat to be unfit for human consumption.  The Magistrates agreed the complaint for Condemnation of Food Order and the Order for Condemnation of Food and they were signed by the Justice of Peace.  MR. COLIN PATTERSON and CARMELO GALE were ordered to pay the expenses.  I produce in evidence Condemnation of Food Order document, marked Document 31 and signed by me.

47.     The carcasses were stained after Haringey’s successful application to the Magistrates Court and CIEL Logistics were instructed to destroy the carcasses and the sheep heads using approved waste incineration plant.  I produce in evidence Mr Alan John Bridges, Operations Manager, statement of witness, marked Document 32 and signed by me.

48.     I invited MR. MOHAMMED HASNET KHAN (MOON) to attend an interview at Haringey Council offices in a recorded delivery letter dated 15th July 2002.  I did not receive a reply.  A second invitation to attend an interview on 26th July 2002 was posted recorded delivery to MR. KHAN on that day.  I produce in evidence true copies of the letters marked Document 33 and Document 34, both signed by me.

Signed:                                                                             Signature witnessed by:

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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MR. KHAN attended a PACE interview on the 8th August 2002 at 639, High Road, South Tottenham, London N17.  He was interviewed by Dr. Yunes Teinaz, Senior Environmental Health Officer, and David Taylor, Senior Environmental Health Officer.  The interview started at 14.30 and terminated at 15.22.  I produce in evidence a transcript of MR. KAHAN’S interview, document marked Document 35 and signed by me.   I also produce in evidence, David Taylor’s statement of witness document marked Document 36 and signed by me.

49.     I invited MR. AMJAD FAROUQ to attend Haringey Council Offices in a letter dated 15th July 2002.  It was posted recorded delivery to MR. FAROUQ on that day.  I did not receive a reply.  A second invitation to attend interview on 26th July 2002, was posted to MR. FAROUQ, recorded delivery on that day.  I produce in evidence true copies of the letters marked Document 37 and Document 38 and signed by me.  

MR. FAROUQ attended a PACE interview on the 27th August 2002 at 639, High Road, South Tottenham, London N17.  He was interviewed by Dr. Yunes Teinaz, Senior Environmental Health Officer, and Mr. Fanos Santis, Senior Environmental Health Officer. During the interview MR. FAROUQ has maintained that he is not aware of any Mercedes van registration S205 SKK, and denied his ownership of the van.   I produce in evidence a transcript of MR. FAROUQ’S interview, document marked Document 39 and signed by me. I also produce in evidence, Fanos Santis’s statement of witness document marked Document 40 and signed by me.

 

 

Signed:                                                                             Signature witnessed by:

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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50.     On the 6th July 2002 at about 19.00 hours, I saw a man who is now known to me as MR. JAMSHAID IQBAL, loading building materials in Ridley Road from the white Mercedes van, accompanied by MR. MOHAMMEFD HASNET KHAN (MOON).  I introduced myself to him and asked him if the van belonged to him.  He responded “no”.   I gave him my business card and he gave me his telephone number.  A few days later I asked him to give me information on the van under a PACE interview.  MR. IQBAL attended the Council Offices on 9th October 2002, and was interviewed under PACE by Dr. Yunes Teinaz and David Taylor, Senior Environmental Health Officers.   He stated under caution that he had borrowed the van from AMJAD FAROUQ.  I produce in evidence the transcript of MR. IQBAL in interview, document marked Document 41 and signed by me.  I also produce David Taylor’s statement, document marked Document 42 and signed by me.

51.     I invited MR. CARMELO GALE to attend an interview at Haringey Council Offices in a recorded delivery letter dated 15th July 2002.  I did not receive a reply.  A second invitation was sent to MR. GALE on the 26th July 2002 to attend a PACE interview or respond to the letters.  The letter was posted recorded delivery on that day, I did not receive a reply.  I produce in evidence true copies of the letters documents marked Document 43 and Document 44, both signed by me.  

          On 12th August 2002 I sent a letter to MR. GALE informing him that he has ignored my requests to attend an interview, and I have no choice but to prepare a legal report for forwarding on to the Council Legal Department.  Furthermore, on the 23rd March 3002, I also sent MR. GALE a letter informing him that a report would be sent to Haringey Legal

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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          Department with a view to initiating legal proceedings against him in the form of a prosecution.  I produce in evidence true copies of these letters marked Documents 45 and 46, both signed by me.

52.     I invited MR. COLIN PATTERSON to attend an interview at Haringey Council Offices in a recorded delivery letter dated 15th July 2002.  I did not receive a reply.  A second invitation was sent to MR. PATTERSON on the 26th July 2002 to attend a PACE interview or respond to the letters.  The letter was posted recorded delivery on that day.  I did not receive a reply.  I produce in evidence true copies of the letters marked Documents 47 and 48, both signed by me.  On 12th August 2002 I sent a letter to MR. PATTERSON informing him that a legal report would be sent to the Council’s Legal Department.   I produce in evidence a true copy of this letter marked Document 49 and signed by me.

          On the 23rd March 2003 I also sent MR. PATTERSON another letter informing him that a report will be sent to the Council’s Legal Department with a view to initiating legal proceedings against him in the form of a prosecution.  I produce in evidence a true copy of the letter marked Document 50 and signed by me.

53.     On the 11th February 2003 I sent by special delivery post a letter to MR. JULIAN JONES informing him of the Council’s intention to initiate legal proceedings against him in the for of a prosecution and I enclosed two copies of the transcript of the interviews conducted as part

          of the investigation on the 17th June 2002 and 30th June 2002, to confirm the accuracy of the record by signing on each page of the transcript, and sent me a signed copy of the

 

Signed:                                                                             Signature witnessed by:

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                             

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          document MR. JONES refused to receive the letter and the letter has been returned by the Royal Mail to the Council Offices on the 14th February 2002.  I produce in evidence documents marked Document 51 and 52, both signed by me.

54.     On the 11th February 2003, I sent a letter by special delivery post to MR. AMJAD FAROUQ at his business address, Kingsland Halal Butcher, 78, East Street, London SE17 2DR, informing him of the Council’s intention to initiate legal proceedings against him in the form of a prosecution and I have enclosed two copies of the transcript of the PACE interview conducted on the 27th August 2002.  To confirm the record I have signed each page of the transcript, and send one signed copy of the record.   I did not receive a reply from MR. FAROUQ.  I produce in evidence a true copy of the letter marked Document 53 and signed by me.

55.     On the 4th March 2003, I sent a letter to MR. MOHAMMED HESNAT KHAN (MOON) by special delivery post, informing him of the Council’s intention to initiate legal proceedings against him in the form of a prosecution.   I have enclosed two copies of the PACE interview conducted on the 8th August 2002.  I have not received a reply.  I produce in evidence a document marked Document 54 and signed by me.

56.     On the 4th March 2003, I sent a letter to MR. JAMES ELLIOTT by special delivery post, informing him of the Council’s intention to initiate legal proceedings against him in the form of a prosecution.  I have enclosed two copies of the PACE interview conducted on the 30th June 2002, confirming the accuracy of the record, I have signed on each page of the transcript and sent a signed copy of the record.  I did not receive a reply from

           

 

Signed:                                                                             Signature witnessed by:

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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          MR. ELLIOTT.  He did not call for the letter which was returned by the Royal Mail to the Council Offices on the 3rd April 2003.  I produce in evidence documents marked Document 55 and 56 both signed by me.

57.     MR. ERIC JOHN ELLIOTT was the owner of the blue van (registration T259 AST) on the days of the meat seizure, the 15th June 2002 and the 30th June 2002.  I produce in evidence the reply of my enquiries with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency documents, marked Documents 57 and 58, both signed by me.  

          On the 28th June 2002 I sent him a true copy of the Magistrates Court order for Condemnation of Food by Recorded Delivery post.  MR. ELLIOTT refused to accept the letter and it was returned to the Council Offices on the 8th July 2002.  

58.     On the 5th July 2002 I sent to MR. ELLIOTT a true copy of the Haringey Magistrates Court Order for Condemnation of Food of the 5th July 2002.  The Order was returned by Royal Mail on the 6th August 2002 marked “Refused” and the second document marked “Not Called For”.  I produce in evidence documents marked Documents 59 and 60 both signed by me.

          On the 8th April 2003 I sent a letter to MR. ERIC JOHN ELLIOTT informing him of the Council’s intention to initiate legal proceedings in the form of a prosecution.  I produce in evidence a true copy of the letter marked Document 61 and signed by me.

59.     On the 14th April 2003 I sent a letter by special delivery to MR. TEGWYN JONES, Pengoiall, Felingwm, Montgaredig, Carmarthenshire, Wales, inviting him to attend a PACE

 

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STATEMENT OF WITNESS                                  Ref:  ES/P&ECS/CG/YT/CH

(C.J. Act 1967, SS2, 9;  M.C. Rules 1981, r.70)                     LBH v JULIAN JONES & OTHERS

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Re Premises:    

 

                                                                                                Date(s) of Offence(s):            15th June and                                                                                                                                          30th June 2002

                                                                                                                                            

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          interview.  The letter was posted by special delivery mail on that day.  On 2nd May 2003, I received a letter from MR. E. PRITCHARD, Pritchard Edwards, Solicitors, stating that MR. JONES was unable to travel to London to attend an interview.  I produce in evidence documents marked Document 62, 63 and 64.

60.     On the 7th May 2003 I sent a letter to MR. TEGWYN JONES informing him that a report would be sent to the Council’s Legal Department with a view to initiating legal proceedings against him in the form of a prosecution.  A copy of the letter was sent to Mr. E. Pritchard, MR. JONES’S solicitor, both letters were sent by special delivery post.  I produce in evidence documents marked Document 65 and 66.  

61.     On 9th May 2003 I received a statement of witness from MR. SULTAN MOHAMMED of Islam Halal Butchers, 136, Ridley Road, Dalston, E8.  I have helped MR. SULTAN MOHAMMED drafting the Statement and MR. ABID HUSSEIN one of  Mr. MOHAMMED’S employees helped by translating the content of the Statement in Urdu.  I produce this in evidence marked Document 67 and signed by me.

62.     Mr. Shaheem Zar, Head of Diversity Unit Food Standard Agency has produced an expert witness on production, sale and distribution of smokies.  I enclose document marked Document 68 and signed by me.

 

 

 

 

 

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