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Thursday, 25 October 2012

"Bish - Bash - Bosh" Part 4 The Blackmail?

Senator tells jury of ‘blackmail attempt’
 
 
 
A SENIOR States Member who allegedly committed a brutal assault on a woman at his home has told a jury that she had tried to blackmail him.
 
Senator Alan Breckon (59) entered the witness box in the Royal Court yesterday to tell the jury hearing his case that he did not assault his former friend Susette Hase (43) after a drunken dinner at his home in the early hours of 1 April.
Instead, he said that after they had drunk up to five bottles of wine she had kicked and bitten him when he tried to turn down the loud music she had put on.
The Senator has accused Miss Hase of blackmail, saying she told him in a text message that she would tell the police she had been assaulted by him if he pursued her for the repayment of £2,250 that she owed him. The court had heard earlier in the day that although she gave a statement to the police the day after the incident, she did not make a formal complaint until he went to complain about her kicking and biting him.

On Tuesday, Miss Hase claimed that the Senator had slapped her and kicked her in the head four times after she spurned his sexual advances after he cooked her dinner at his home. She says that she passed out, and woke up at home with no memory of how she got there.
But when Senator Breckon – one of the longest-serving States Members, who once ran for Chief Minister – took the stand yesterday, he told a different story to the jury of eight women and four men.
Advocate Rebecca Morley-Kirk, defending, said to him: ‘She said that you slapped her and that she put her hands up to say no. What do you say to that?’
‘I didn’t,’ said the Senator.

The advocate continued: ‘She said she went down on one knee and you kicked her four times – it could be more. What do you say to that?’
‘I didn’t,’ repeated the Senator.
Asked to explain what had happened, he said: ‘The music was really loud. It would have stopped the traffic. It was shaking the house. That was when I said, “Come on, you need to turn it down.”
‘She was not having any of it, and she tried to stop me getting to the CD player. I reached around her to turn it down. She had her back to me and she [swore at him].
‘She was trying to stop me turning it down, pushing my hand back.
‘She had no shoes on, she back-heeled me two or three times on the bottom of my leg near the ankle.
‘Then she grabbed hold of my hand and bit my arm.’
He said that Miss Hase had left the house straight away afterwards, ignoring his offer of money for a taxi home.

And he said that in text messages the following day, she said that if he pursued her over ‘expenses’ – which he took to mean the £2,250 he had lent her – she would go to the police.
‘I found that strange, in that there was an immediate connection between money owed and injuries she had, of which I had no knowledge,’ he said.
‘And that I considered, and I said to the police, it looked like blackmail.’
Senator Breckon was due back in the witness box this morning and will face cross-examination from Crown Advocate Stephen Baker.

Earlier yesterday, under cross-examination, Miss Hase had confirmed that she had suffered from a drinking problem. And she was shown a form she filled in to stay at rehabilitation centre Silkworth Lodge, asking how alcohol had affected her, on which she had written: ‘ It stops me being a true parent and a reliable employee and tenant. It makes me messy, selfish and dishonest.’
She denied that the assault allegation was motivated by money, confirming that just weeks after the incident she had reached out to him again when she was arrested for drink-driving.
Miss Hase said that the Senator had helped her to prepare for her court appearance and lent her £200 to pay a fine, even though she had made the complaint against him.

Advocate Morley-Kirk asked her: ‘He did not slap you at all, did he?
Miss Hase responded: ‘Yes, he did.’
The advocate continued: ‘He did not kick you at all, did he?’
Miss Hase responded: ‘He did, four times at least, possibly more, with his shoes on.’
The advocate said: ‘I have to suggest to you that you are lying about Mr Breckon.’
‘I’m not lying about Mr Breckon,’ was the response.
The trial, which is being heard before former High Court judge Dame

26 comments:

  1. surely the silkworth form should be private and confidential and not be able to be used in a later court case?

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  2. The Silkworth form is allowed, but what that then does is entitle the prosecution to dredge up his past!

    The only thing I am interested in in this case is did the police forensically test his footwear? And if Not....Why Not?

    The shoes are the key to where the truth lies, and kicking to bare skin would undoubtedly leave skin fragments and DNA.

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  3. Maybe she fell on his shoe, four times!

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  4. Anonymous above - you took the very words right out of my mouth. This is definitely a breach of Data Protection and it does certainly beg the question who released it, and at who's request?

    Seems to me Data Protection only applies in Jersey depending on who it suits to apply it for e.g. DW,DM,The Troll and a killer nurse.

    If your name is Stuart Syvret - beware!

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  6. former friend..try former lover....

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  7. no fool like an old fool and no greater fool than an old fool spurned!!!

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  8. Ian, re DNA, I witnessed someone being kicked in the face causing a cut lip, there was neither DNA or blood on the offenders shoe, so unfortunately it doesn't always follow, it would be interesting to know if there was any transference in this case......

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    1. With the first blow, blood and other liquids would leave the contact area for a short time before rushing back, any blows after that would be much more likely to leave some transference. Thanks for reminding me of the correct terminology.

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  9. a man who has a filthy temper if crossed...and I speak from experience....not the smiling working class hero that the electorate mostly perceive. But he has friends in high places and yet again I despair that he may be sufficiently entrenched in the protected 'boys club' that justice may not be served....no surprises there!

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    1. You are quite correct with your comments. Many people have experienced the temper. I laughed when it was said man of good character! What a weird way for a man with a long term partner to behave. I feel the real truth will never come out.

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  10. Innocent, untill proved guilty remember!!

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    1. Did I say anything to the contrary?

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  11. I also believe that hear say evidence can be admissible too.

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  12. So where is this text message? If soemone tried to blackmail you by text then surely you would keep such text message? At the very least there would be a record that a text was sent from her to him around the right time, with JT (or whoever). Ah silly me, I'm sure that any such record would have been lost in a flood.

    JRCbean

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    1. hahaha JRCbean, that was brilliant :)

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    2. "lost in a flood" hee hee

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  13. if you had half a brain you would ditch your bloody shoes and offer up a clean pair to the cops....the taxi drivers 'recent complaint' evidence is very important.

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  14. Why has the comment I made yesterday been deleted or not printed ? Do you only print comments that are detrimental to your stories so as you can get at people ? I commented that I did not believe Hase's story as it was not reliable as she is a known drunk ???

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    1. I posted it, then you sent the same comment another three times!!! Why would I post them?

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    2. Ok. I cound not see it appearing on the website. Your site is great. its well followed in our offices of 322 staff :-)

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    3. "its well followed in our offices of 322 staff :-)"

      Not the J.E.P offices is it?

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  15. None of those no!

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  16. Is this guy fit to represent anyone in the states? seems to me drinking 5 bottles of wine in one evening,could indicate a drink problem.

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