"Illegal occupation" of Bodenham Manor ended by police

Police end 'occupation' of Bodenham Manor.

Police end 'occupation' of Bodenham Manor.

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POLICE have this morning ended what they described as an “illegal occupation” of the disputed Bodenham Manor site.

Officers have monitored the manor site - the subject of a long running dispute - since a group of people moved onto the site over Saturday afternoon.

This morning, a man in his 50s was arrested for burglary after a caravan was allegedly broken into on the site over the weekend.

A man his 40s was arrested on suspicion of the offence of squatting in a residential building.

Another seven people were served with summons notices to appear at Hereford Magistrates’ Court to be dealt with for the same offence.

Three people who were in the grounds of the manor, but not in the manor itself, were served notices to leave the site.

Superintendent Sue Thomas, policing commander for Herefordshire, described this morning’s operation as “generally peaceful” with officers having liaised between the occupiers and the owner of the manor over the past week.

The owner bought the property this year and has been renovating the building while living on site in a caravan.

As previously reported by the Hereford Times, High Court enforcement officers - backed by police -  were called to Bodenham Manor in April to remove the then owner in a dispute with Barclays Bank over the recovery of six-figure loans.

The Hereford Times has also reported on how a community practising shamanic and pagan beliefs were ordered off the site.

The following month the repossessed site was put up for auction in London with a £300,000 guide price.

 

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3:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

megilleland says...

To read the background to this check Hereford Voice:

http://www.herefordv
oice.co.uk/topic/134
3-fraudulent-banks-u
tility-companies-and
-corrupt-courts/
To read the background to this check Hereford Voice: http://www.herefordv oice.co.uk/topic/134 3-fraudulent-banks-u tility-companies-and -corrupt-courts/ megilleland
  • Score: 3

3:55pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Lilithmoon says...

this man was a VICTIM of a FRAUD, his property was STOLEN, he is still the registered owner, he simply took back his stolen property, in a LAWFUL manner. The police have acted illegally, this is a CIVIL matter, except for the FRAUD which is a CRIMINAL matter that they refuse to investigate. Not only was there a FRAUD committed by Barkleys bank, FRAUDULENT court documents were used to evict him from his home. This is a shocking case of corruption involving the banks, the courts and the police. We the people will not allow this to continue. https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=sjBGHOHs
myY
this man was a VICTIM of a FRAUD, his property was STOLEN, he is still the registered owner, he simply took back his stolen property, in a LAWFUL manner. The police have acted illegally, this is a CIVIL matter, except for the FRAUD which is a CRIMINAL matter that they refuse to investigate. Not only was there a FRAUD committed by Barkleys bank, FRAUDULENT court documents were used to evict him from his home. This is a shocking case of corruption involving the banks, the courts and the police. We the people will not allow this to continue. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=sjBGHOHs myY Lilithmoon
  • Score: -6

4:21pm Thu 21 Aug 14

SpeakUpSomeMore says...

This is a civil matter and the police have acted as judge and jury. This is very much like a police state, when a dispute in the courts is decided by the police. The reporting is factually incorrect and biased; the reporter should do more than just reprint the material from the Police website.

Shame on you.
This is a civil matter and the police have acted as judge and jury. This is very much like a police state, when a dispute in the courts is decided by the police. The reporting is factually incorrect and biased; the reporter should do more than just reprint the material from the Police website. Shame on you. SpeakUpSomeMore
  • Score: 7

7:47pm Thu 21 Aug 14

RogerLFC says...

SpeakUpSomeMore wrote:
This is a civil matter and the police have acted as judge and jury. This is very much like a police state, when a dispute in the courts is decided by the police. The reporting is factually incorrect and biased; the reporter should do more than just reprint the material from the Police website.

Shame on you.
I disagree. The 'system' (like it or lump it) has decided that the house was to be repossessed and sold. It was auctioned and someone else now owns it.

I fully understand that Guy Taylor disputes that it should have got to that point because he contests that the position has arisen via a fraudulent route. Disputed loans/forged signatures etc ... Those sort of claims ...

The way to sort the ongoing allegations is to follow a legal process. Not perfect but the only way I would think. Invading and squatting in Bodenham Manor is not the way forward. It resulted with what happened today ...

I can see how this could be perceived as a 'Civil' matter but the Police are caught in the middle with this and the 2012 Squatting legislation gives them powers of arrest if they get a complaint about squatting.

The Police seemed to have attended today in sufficient numbers to sort out the situation quickly with zero trouble. That appears to have happened so that is a good result.

I don't know the fine detail of Guy Taylor's fraud claims but if he has been wronged then I hope he can resolve that issue as well ...
[quote][p][bold]SpeakUpSomeMore[/bold] wrote: This is a civil matter and the police have acted as judge and jury. This is very much like a police state, when a dispute in the courts is decided by the police. The reporting is factually incorrect and biased; the reporter should do more than just reprint the material from the Police website. Shame on you.[/p][/quote]I disagree. The 'system' (like it or lump it) has decided that the house was to be repossessed and sold. It was auctioned and someone else now owns it. I fully understand that Guy Taylor disputes that it should have got to that point because he contests that the position has arisen via a fraudulent route. Disputed loans/forged signatures etc ... Those sort of claims ... The way to sort the ongoing allegations is to follow a legal process. Not perfect but the only way I would think. Invading and squatting in Bodenham Manor is not the way forward. It resulted with what happened today ... I can see how this could be perceived as a 'Civil' matter but the Police are caught in the middle with this and the 2012 Squatting legislation gives them powers of arrest if they get a complaint about squatting. The Police seemed to have attended today in sufficient numbers to sort out the situation quickly with zero trouble. That appears to have happened so that is a good result. I don't know the fine detail of Guy Taylor's fraud claims but if he has been wronged then I hope he can resolve that issue as well ... RogerLFC
  • Score: 16

8:22pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Hereford Common Sense says...

I do agree with Roger on this. The claims may be completely true, but the most appropriate route would have been through a legal pursuit....not through squatting etc. This may be long a drawn out process, but it was still the most appropriate. If justice is needed, I hope it is still found
I do agree with Roger on this. The claims may be completely true, but the most appropriate route would have been through a legal pursuit....not through squatting etc. This may be long a drawn out process, but it was still the most appropriate. If justice is needed, I hope it is still found Hereford Common Sense
  • Score: 13

11:56pm Thu 21 Aug 14

pinguinator says...

how can you be a squater in your own home...
how can you be a squater in your own home... pinguinator
  • Score: 2

6:33am Fri 22 Aug 14

crunchyfrog says...

The people who say that this guy who house was stolen from him by the corrupt bank should use the legal system clearly still have their heads in the sand. The legal system you are talking about is also now corrupt. I suggest you start watching ukcolumn news, google it and you will see how deep this corruption goes.
The people who say that this guy who house was stolen from him by the corrupt bank should use the legal system clearly still have their heads in the sand. The legal system you are talking about is also now corrupt. I suggest you start watching ukcolumn news, google it and you will see how deep this corruption goes. crunchyfrog
  • Score: 4

6:38am Fri 22 Aug 14

crunchyfrog says...

It seems people are still so asleep that they don't see a Police state being built around them. Get off you smartphones and switch of that brainwashing device called a Tell-Lie-Vision and WAKE UP!
It seems people are still so asleep that they don't see a Police state being built around them. Get off you smartphones and switch of that brainwashing device called a Tell-Lie-Vision and WAKE UP! crunchyfrog
  • Score: -2

12:28pm Fri 22 Aug 14

richiechat says...

Hereford Times shame on you, whoever reported this story simply cut and pasted text via the West Mercia Police website. Investigate properly and please give us unbiased honest reporting. You will then be able to tell the public the truth, not deceive us like West Mercia Police have with Nazi style propaganda .
Hereford Times shame on you, whoever reported this story simply cut and pasted text via the West Mercia Police website. Investigate properly and please give us unbiased honest reporting. You will then be able to tell the public the truth, not deceive us like West Mercia Police have with Nazi style propaganda . richiechat
  • Score: -11

1:10pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

Thanks for tour post Gillian I will contact you if I have any junk for sale.
Thanks for tour post Gillian I will contact you if I have any junk for sale. Mr.Herefordian
  • Score: -5

3:35pm Fri 22 Aug 14

-Ross- says...

The journalist clearly hasn't done any research here, I suggest to "Hereford Common Sense" that you do your own research.

The people from RESPONSE that supported the Taylor family to take back their home, did so to defend the rights of people like you and those of your children.

Contact RESPONSE via Facebook and meet up with them at the next Non-eviction Event and get an understanding of the Great British Mortgage Swindle.
The journalist clearly hasn't done any research here, I suggest to "Hereford Common Sense" that you do your own research. The people from RESPONSE that supported the Taylor family to take back their home, did so to defend the rights of people like you and those of your children. Contact RESPONSE via Facebook and meet up with them at the next Non-eviction Event and get an understanding of the Great British Mortgage Swindle. -Ross-
  • Score: -2

5:17pm Fri 22 Aug 14

richiechat says...

Hereford times have blocked all comments on the latest follow up to this story, shame on you HT!
Hereford times have blocked all comments on the latest follow up to this story, shame on you HT! richiechat
  • Score: -1

11:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

RogerLFC says...

richiechat wrote:
Hereford times have blocked all comments on the latest follow up to this story, shame on you HT!
The ability to post a comment on a story on the HT website appears random to a fair few of us! Hey Ho! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]richiechat[/bold] wrote: Hereford times have blocked all comments on the latest follow up to this story, shame on you HT![/p][/quote]The ability to post a comment on a story on the HT website appears random to a fair few of us! Hey Ho! ;-) RogerLFC
  • Score: 3

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