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31/03/16 at 6:20 PM
To • Kevin.Crane
You may already know, but Ray Kennedy passed away in hospital on Tuesday (29/3/16) having had a massive stroke last week.
Once a ‘MAVERICK’! – RK
Someone who refuses to play by the rules. He/she isn’t scared to cross the line of conformity, but their unorthodox tactics get results!
I don’t do ‘NOSTALGIA’ – AK
Can we justify a nostalgia for the days of the Mavericks? Times, Sunday Times (2006) It evokes a melancholy nostalgia that is hard to capture. The Sun … A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
(June 1997 to Feb 2018 as updated)
‘Back from the Dead’
On 13th January 2000, Shirley Ann Burton, my partner of twelve years and co-company director in PS (UK) Ltd had a kidney transplant at Portsmouth Hospitals. Due to negligence and poor post-operative care, Shirley suffered a cardiac arrest, stroke and numerous complications resulting in her brain damage. Between January 2000 and May 2005 on behalf of Shirley, I pursued a claim for damages with the support of Blake Lapthorn solicitors and in 2005 won for Shirley, substantial damages against Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, which was settled out of court for post-operative clinical negligence.
Instead of giving Shirley two litres of water to flush out her new kidney transplant, Shirley was given ten litres of water, flooding her lungs and stopping her heart which was administered by an agency nurse. (Photos as captured January 2000)
Having had no heart beat for some twenty-five minutes, Shirley was declared technically dead and it was only as a result of her ‘renal consultant’ by chance passing her ward, that he administered an ‘adrenalin injection’ into her heart that she was bought back to life.
Now residing in the Canary Islands, Shirley is doing very well with her new partner Graham. We often talk about the experience and my commitment to caring and helping Shirley rehabilitate back into life with lots of TLC. Shirley supports my pursuit of justice and is a key witness to the theft of our business PS(UK) Ltd and the corporate conspiracy to criminally defraud us by deception as executed by Raymond Kennedy and Julian Harris Wood and their associates.
Driver wins in row over Vulture Speed Camera
A MOTORIST caught out by ‘yellow vulture’ speed cameras has had his conviction overturned after complaining that there were not enough warning signs.
Kevin Crane was captured by the cameras, which measure average speed, doing 49mph through a temporary 40mph zone on the A27 at Havant during roadworks in November 2009. He refused to pay the initial £72 fine and in August the 51-year-old stainless steel consultant was convicted, in his absence, and fined a total of £490.
But he fought for a retrial and at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court Mr Crane, of Lavant, near Chichester, was acquitted.Representing himself, he argued there was inadequate signage on the road to make the limit enforceable on the night he was caught because roadside signs had been removed due to the severe weather.
The Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence and the case was dropped.
Mr Crane said: ‘It was my case that the roadworks had finished and that I was driving to the conditions and on a road where signage was limited due to the severe winds and lashing rain. ‘Nobody was working that evening, there was little traffic and the roadworks, in my opinion, were duly finished.
‘The CPS came armed with three camera experts but I was never going to challenge it on the basis of the camera. ‘It was the road signage and they could not prove it was correct.’
In a statement the CPS said it decided to offer no evidence when Mr Crane raised the issue of road signage because they would have had to adjourn to bring in an expert.
It added: ‘The CPS advocate in court decided that it would not be in the public interest to pursue this matter any further given the age, nature and relatively low seriousness of the offence.’