the newest of Bonkers readers may not know that councillor
Peter Craske was
arrested last year on suspicion of setting up an obscene blog in my name. The
criminal was traced to Craske’s home telephone line but the police put in a lot of time
and effort to ensure no charges were brought. They wasted the eight months between
identifying the source and impounding Craske’s computer and the police said that
they spent that time checking whether I had hacked into his connection to set
him up. Under pressure the police admitted that their investigation was thwarted
at every stage by “political interference”. My guess is that Bexley council leader
Teresa O’Neill pulled Boris’s string, but we will never know for sure.
On the evening of the day that Craske got the all clear nod from the police Craske strutted around the council chamber looking suitably cocky and next day I was on the receiving end of a couple of filthy emails. I don’t think I ever revealed who sent them, or at least the pseudonym under which they were sent. It never seemed relevant until now.
One came from Robin with an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org, the other being from Bruce Wayne at email@example.com. For those who are unfamiliar with the comic book, all characters and places featured in the Batman stories. They presumably came from a Batman enthusiast. If you happen to come across one, you may be looking at the obscene blogger.
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