I have received a vague letter from DEFRA Legal
Dept informing me that they have instructed the Sherriff's Office not to
continue proceedings against me until they have considered my offer of £30 per
month. The ECHR has acknowledged receipt of the information that I sent to them
about the High Court warrant and the bailiffs.
I have not seen a copy of the warrant, nor
was I provided with any ID from the two bailiffs or any contact address / tel
number when they made the seizure inventory of the goods on 28
The bailiffs had no legal right to seize Matthew's
belongings and this complaint will also be sent to the ECHR. The Lord
Chancellor's rules state specifically that children's items are not to be
The High Court in London is being highly unhelpful.
They have yet to provide me with any response as to whether or not they have
received my application for stay of execution sent to them on 31
Donations have come in from all over the country
and now total almost £3,000. So a lot of folk do seem to think the cause is
The local media have been wonderful and the local
reporters have been finding out as much as they can for me from DEFRA , and
otherwise I would have been kept quite in the dark. DEFRA have made their
statements to the press and I therefore hope that they will not rescind on their
statement that they have over-charged me and also that the bailiffs will not act
until a decision has been made.
The one thing that does bother me is the
notice they will give me when / if they make their decision. Knowing how they
behaved in 2001 they have no regard for anyone; animal or human, but if
they do try to catch us unawares I am prepared for them and shall make sure
they know they cannot mess us about.
A UKIP MEP is helping me and feels, as many
others do, that DEFRA should have waited for a decision from the ECHR before
taking this extreme action, particularly as they wished to be the sole
respondent in the case.