OK, what follows is a copy of an email sent to me this morning by Mark Heslehurst, following my querying why cllr Mctigue, who was so eager to be involved when she thought it was all about Sir Stuart Bell, was now attacking Marks campaign.
Having spoken to Mark by telephone this morning, he has confirmed that he has kept copies of all emails and communications which verify everything that he has written here. And, considering that a multi-national company has failed to pick a single hole in everything that he has said about them thus far, I’m sure that this is the case. Mark also apologise for typos, grammar, etc, asking that I correct them, which I have done. Nothing else has been added or removed, other than typos and grammar, in order to make it more understandable. I received the email before 7am this morning, it was hastily written, as Mark is setting off back to London yet again, as we speak. The first bit was sent as a post-script to the main letter.
Hi John .
On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 8:02 AM, mark heslehurst <address removed for privacy> wrote:
Hi John .
I have tried to avoid sideshows but sometimes one needs to answer .firstly excuse typos i am in hurry if you use please correct .
If you read the site www.edwardmylife.com you will see I have now walked 1250 miles, the last walk carrying all on my back and hence had no room for laptop and so could only occasionally get on line.
Joan Mctigue-the following you can write I have all the e mails and people who witnessed.
During the time at Downing Street, Joan Mctigue spoke only about Stuart Bell the whole day and in front of some very important people and it was all the time .I have done this walk, and all to try to get my son home and this is all. Stuart Bell is part of the story but not the story and so I asked her diplomatically to refrain. Inside the cafe in the House of Commons again she continued ranting about Stuart Bell. This time I told her to stop and to try to focus on my son and the real story and that everyone who looked at my site saw what Bell had done. I tried to explain the whole country would follow this walk and the issue of my son and in turn, the short comings of Stuart Bell..she was furious and did not speak to me afterwards ….
I began to walk back to Middlesbrough…Joan began posting question after question, this time attacking me .This story is one of extreme corporate abuse, threats to send gangsters into my house, I was attacked, my family destroyed and all of this has stood up to the biggest lawyers in the world and even a polygraph test…..Joans questions were basically silly and childish and I informed her she could find all answers on the site or in the Q & A section at the top of the site and if she found one not answered she could contact me …she kept posting and attacking -I spent hours using my mobile to answer questions and direct her to answers…she kept attacking. Some examples of her incredibly silly questions….” if Edward was happy in England why did he go to Cambodia?” Answer: he was only 5 years of age when abducted, not really an age where he can participate…”You say you are bilingual French English. Edward on the video laughs at your accent.” Answer: Banter between my son and I. My son is French, I speak French fluently with a strong Boro accent.. Question: “Why does not Edward just come back to England?” Answer: As above, he is a little boy. How can he just jump on and aeroplane … Question: “Edward sounded happy on the telephone conversation?” Answer: He was chatting with his dad. She forgot to write at the end of the call, he asked to be with me …
All her questions in the scheme of things were this silly and the others all answered ..
Joan started to make this personal, why I do not know!
Other councillors and well know people had warned me about her but I prefer always to make my own mind up .
Before setting out with the petition to London and before asking me first, Joan Mctigue started emailing people, to ask for money to help me with the travel to London, she then asked me later if it was ok. I informed her the money, if any, would go to Jeannette, a Middlesbrough lady driving to London to help me, to cover her petrol expenses. She (cllr McTigue) collected, we believe, around £60 and another £20 on the day of the rally in Middlesbrough, including £10 from Jeannette who did not know I was just going to ask Joan to give it to her or where it was going .
A few days before leaving for London, Joan phones me and asked if the money be used for councillor Michael Hudson, as he would like to come to London and had no funds. I said yes. I included Mr Hudson in our group to enter Downing Street. She said she would not tell the donators as it would confuse them. I said I have so much on at moment, do what is right but I prefer all people to know exactly where it was going…she never told them .
The day before London I phoned Joan to check all was well. She informed me councillor Hudson could not come and she was furious with him I said never mind …I thought, in London, she would give the money to Jeannette to cover her petrol..Joan Mctigue never handed any funds to Jeannette. To summarise, she asked for this money to help cover petrol then asked to use it for councillor Hudson and did not inform the others, then kept it !! I imagine to cover her expenses but this is not why she collected it she collected this amount under false pretences …she made a big noise she was paying her own fare etc etc..
I have, since my last walk, tried to speak to Joan to tell her all her questions are answered. In fact, from day one I have never ducked the most difficult of personal questions but some of hers are ridiculous. Another example “ If you are an English teacher, why are there punctuation mistakes on the site?” I explained I have 5 teaching qualifications and had the largest language school in France but the site changes each day with updates and others are doing this. I cannot walk 1000 miles plus and look at punctuation…another question she asked “Why does this sentence read like a statement?” and “it should be written as a question.” etc etc. She wrote “You say Boris Johnson met you in London ..met is the wrong word”, etc etc. She had started to go into such crazy questions I had to tell I could not walk, with no computer access and still answer.
Our last telephone conversation, a few days ago when I cut contact with her, she told me “I have just met Ray Mallon about his support for you and I have told Mallon that he is mad helping you. I have muddied the water. I have put the boot in”, etc etc. I asked her why she wanted to hurt a child and I had always answered all her questions ,,,,she told me “Because I do !!”
The fact is that I met Ray Mallon twice and he wrote an article in support of me which, through this long, story melted my heart. I was really touched, the Middlesbrough mayor showed me, not just because he helped but how he understood, what a man he is. I really took to him even if he never helps again and this from Joan really bothered me ! I have written to the Mayor 3 times and, until now, he has always answered me. I have had no response..so to the mayor I write thank you and I will always remember your efforts and to make your own mind up on this woman who is famous for causing trouble ( I have now been informed ) ….
I have tried to ignore this incredibly abusive woman as I am now setting out for my 3rd walk to London and when I arrive it will be 1500 miles but her attacks and actions need answering. I have all the emails and questions to and from her. The fact she asked for the money is all on email. The fact the councillor Hudson was going to London is proven by the fact that I registered him with Downing Street and the fact no money was ever handed over – both myself and Jeannette can testify this.
Cllr Mctigue, gaining money under false pretences, making false claims that I’ve stalked her, attempting to stop the mayor from supporting Marks cause, purely out of spite. Time for chickens to come home to roost?