Loss of Dignity Still Hurts
Paul Slattery still doesn't know whether he's to be charged for wheelie bin protest
Ten weeks after the wheelie bin protest Paul Slattery still doesn't know if he's to be charged or not.
Mr Slattery was one of several who collected wheelie bins outside Cllr Steve Curran's house in Brentford in protest against the imposition of them without suitable consultation.
However he was the only one arrested two days later. He was released on bail with a banning order from Braemar Road where the leader of the Council resides. Mr Slattery is thus also prevented from attending matches at Griffin Park where he is a season ticket holder.
Paul was due to have returned to the police station on 6th January to find out whether he was to be charged or not. However the police have postponed this indefinitely as they haven't gone through the evidence. The evidence includes his mobile phone which he hasn't seen since his arrest. As a self-employed man this is a very real hindrance to his life.
His health has suffered since the protest, with his arrest and potential consequences going through his mind whether awake or asleep.
January 29, 2016