SUSSEX POLICE NON-INVESTIGATION
SUSPECTED ARSON - So far the police have drawn a blank, but what will the future hold. How many fires does it take before the police raid the offices of the owners past and present to try and find any link to a suspected arsonist. The clues are not likely to be found in the ashes of the fire and on the site, but in the offices of the operators. Sadly, that is the nature of fraud. We doubt very much that Sussex police looked at any of the paperwork belonging to the previous owners, let alone seizing their computers. Please correct us if we are wrong. The identity of an employee with a grudge might have been revealed. The present owner, Mr Gulzar, seen here with Lord Brett McLean of Hastings, provides many jobs in the town for aspiring Europeans from several countries by way of work in his hotels, and gives money from his earnings to charity. He also drives a gold Mercedes Benz that has been pimped to the eyeballs.
PIER FIRE INVESTIGATION
- 2 JULY 2015
Detectives trawled through more than 120 hours of closed circuit television (CCTV) footage - much of it recovered by scientists who rebuilt heat-damaged hard drives to obtain images - but discovered nothing of significance.
This was one of two seats of fire found by ESFRS and is believed to have been the one that led to the huge devastation to the pier. The second, in public toilets a short distance from the arcade, caused little damage but prompted firefighters to suspect human involvement.
PLANNING BLUNDERS - It might have been better if the listed consent to remove the burned out steel structure was tied to a specific condition to restore the Blue Room within a specific timeframe, rather than leave it to the owners to take reasonable steps to restore. Any shrewd businessman would see this as a way to get out of having to make repairs within a sensible timescale. He or she would know that the local authority would have a fight on their hands because of the potentially ambiguous wording that some operators would see as a 'get out clause.' With government cuts to planning budgets it is possible for developers to get away with blue murder, gambling that the council will roll over and play dead. Any deliberate action on the part of any owner, including not doing something that they ought to know they should be doing - may constitute fraud, under the provisions of the Fraud Act 2006.
One way of ensuring that councils carry out their statutory function is to seek a Judicial Review when their administration is not doing what it should be doing.
Judicial review is a type of court proceeding in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public
body, focusing on procedural correctness. You can see from the
decision making process, the thinking behind the grant of a
permission, or the refusal of a planning consent, that if
appropriate remedies are not used concerning a heritage asset
of some importance, that that sloth would be challengeable in
magistrates form the core of the judiciary, hearing some 97% of all criminal cases.
Unbelievably, they are volunteers, requiring no legal qualifications,
unlike a judge. The problem with judges is that they can
become complacent and aloof and work together to uphold
wrongful verdicts in what is called "Noble Cause
Corruption." Bearing this in mind, a case should be aimed
at the moral high ground and those virtues that a community
oriented judge might agree is important.
HOT TOPIC - Incredibly, fire fighters were on the scene in sufficient time to save the penny arcade - as you can see from this picture- but for some reason nobody is squirting water at the building. The best way to have tackled this fire was from the entrance from Grand Parade. A fire is a convenient way to dispose of a building that one could otherwise not gain planning consent to remove. In this case the penny arcade would be nowhere near so profitable as a the next proposed fairground rides.
Apparently, there were practically no fire prevention of service devices fitted to this pier. Does that constitute criminal negligence on the part of any pier operator?
A NICE CHEERY BLAZE - The timing of the fire was spot on if the intention of the/any arsonist was to be sure that water to put the blaze out would be hard to source. How the fire got this far is a mystery. If hoses had been deployed from the entrance to the pier, they could have been aimed at the base of the fire inside the building - a far more effective way of cooling a fire, such that the escalation above would most likely have been stemmed. Has anybody seen a report on the incident?
- Three new centers would soon be established in Skardu, Attock and Islamabad to accommodate more deserving children, said
Pakistan Baitul-Mal (PBM) Managing Director Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh at a press conference here Tuesday.
PIER OWNER UK - The Independent newspaper reported that Abid Gulzar is not a Sheikh in the sense of a wealthy person from Saudi Arabia, but that this is Mr Gulzar's family name and is on his passport. It may be that the name is used in various ways in Asian countries, including India, the home of Abid Gulzar.
14TH RICHEST - Sheikh Abid Hussain alias Seth Abid (pictured above) is said to be the 14th most wealthy man in Pakistan during 2014-2015. His net worth is estimated as (USD) $780 million. The name is therefore more popular on the Asian continent that we might imagine in the UK. See Linkedin for more.
THE AWARD FOR MOST FIRES - Goes to Eastbourne Pier. Also meaning that it is the least profitable, the correlation is statistically unmistakable. We are counting down the days until the next event. So should you, because at the moment the owner does not have the reserves to install decent fire fighting equipment. The penny arcade was one of the most prominent features of this pier for over 90 years. It is as much a part of our heritage as fish and chips. Meantime, there are hundreds of angry people venting spleen on Facebook.
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