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2010 - Police Suppressed Gay Video Witness Evidence

& Radio Ban

Feb/Mch 2010 Lidbury gave over 6hrs of victim witness testimony on video with Devon & Cornwall police naming dozens of police officers & homophobic incidents & hate crime abuses.  Again it included reference to Lidbury being abused when he was a child.


NB: These & other police officers (x23 to start with) since named to the statutory ‘Goddard inquiry’ into child sex abuse set up by Theresa May Home Secretary 2013.


The witness statement video tape containing supporting documentation, witness statements & evidence provided by Lidbury over two days filming Feb/Mch 2010. The video was buried by Devon & Cornwall police.  This was despite a promise by Insp. Caroline Coad that Lidbury would receive a copy of the video statement evidence against police (inc. the historic child rape he, Lidbury was subjected to when he was 6 through to 10yrs old).  Asst. Chief Constable Sharon Taylor had a meeting with one involved in the making of the witness video tape & subsequently Lidbury was refused a copy of the video tape witness statement he had made against police.


Freedom of Information requests were made by Lidbury to access his video evidence via Freedom of information website. He was denied access by police.  FOI request Subsequently a civil court gagging order (Truro Crown Court 2013) was made against Lidbury to silence him as to who was present in making the tape & the police HATE CRIME witness tape remains buried & withheld by Devon & Cornwall police



Aug 2010: Lidbury was invited to speak on local Cornish community radio Source FM Tremough University Falmouth about Institutional Homophobia in Cornwall.  Devon & Cornwall police threatened the university based radio station manager with legal action to close it down if Lidbury was allowed to speak on air. (An MP3 copy of the 1st part of the radio interview banned by police is held by the Sprocket Trust Archive).



Listen to the police BANNED 2010 interview HERE


The irony was the Devon & Cornwall police & Intercom Trust were spinning a very different story



Next go to - Cornwall PRIDE ban gay art & ignore tax fraud



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