December 08, 2008

Richard Barnbrook investigated over murder claims

Richard Barnbrook, the BNP's only London assembly member, is under investigation after being accused of wrongly alleging that three murders took place in the borough.

Mr Barnbrook, who is GLA member for Barking and Dagenham, claimed in September that a girl and two others were murdered in knife attacks. He made the claims on Youtube website, accusing London Mayor, Boris Johnson and councils of failing to do more to tackle knife crime.

GLA's standards sub-committee referred the allegation for further investigation after viewing the broadcast last month. Mr Barnbrook could be suspended by the GLA for up to six months if the complaint is upheld.

Executive Member for Safer Neighbourhoods and Policing, Cllr Val Rush, lodged the complaint, after stating that there had been no murders during this period.

Mr Barnbrook said in the Youtube video in September: "In Barking and Dagenham three weeks ago there was murder of a young girl. Again two weeks ago there was another attack by knives on the streets of Barking and Dagenham and two people were murdered."

Mr Barnbrook has been advised to make no comment while the investigation is underway.

Barking and Dagenham Post


Anonymous said...

Please see below letter printed in todays local paper in B & D

Number of murders not relevant

The complaint made against me by Councillor Rush as to precisely how many murders i said had taken place in the borough, is typical of the unhelpful approach taken by so many mainstream politicians today.

The seek to whitewash and sidetrack the genuine concerns of the man in the street by raising issues which are simply not relevant.

Violent street crime is a grave concern for all of us who live in Barking & Dagenham and in London.

To my mind, it makes little difference whether there were one or three murders - just one murder is one to many!

We need to focus on what, if anything, is being done about it, and i was simply trying to do just that. Arguing about numbers wont solve anything.

Cllr. Richard Barnbrook, BNP, Greater London Assembly.

Silly b......d just cant get it right can he, job title for London Assembly is Assemblyman.

So if he cant get the easy stuff right how on gods green earth can we expect him to get the tough stuff right.

Personally I dont call the FACT that there have been NO murders during the period of time he stated irrelevant!!!!!


Green Gordon said...

I'm pretty sure it's Member of the London Assembly / AM. It's true that the idiot doesn't know there's no such thing as the Greater London assembly...