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Brunstrom breached human rights

Tom Rayner, 03 May 2007 09:39

A solicitor representing the family of Mark Gibney says Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom may have breached his clients’ human rights. Paul Beck, from Liverpool based solicitors, Quinn Barrow said: “There might be a human rights violation. Photos taken from a crash scene for accident investigation purposes have been exploited. “These were not publicity photos; Brunstrom had 101 avenues to take ...

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MP's call for Brunstrom resignation in question time

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 15:17

A Labour MP has demanded the resignation of Richard Brunstrom during commons question time. Martyn Jones (Labour Clwyd S) asked Welsh Secretary Peter Hain to join him in calling for Brunstrom’s immediate resignation. Jones said: “It could be considered extremely anti-social behaviour on the part of the Chief Constable of North Wales to display pictures of motorcyclists killed on north ...

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Watch the world's fastest electric bike

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 14:30

Here’s conclusive proof that electric bikes can be cool - meet the 350bhp Killacycle. Built by American Bill Dube, the Killacycle is the fastest electric-powered motorcycle in the world. It has recently posted a 0-60mph time in just 1.4 seconds, and the bike’s best quarter mile drag run was just 8.76 seconds with a top speed of 145mph! The bike ...

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Now Home Secretary Slams Brunstrom

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 10:31

Controversial cop Richard Brunstrom has come under fire from the Home Secretary, John Reid for using images of a decapitated biker as part of a campaign launch. Speaking last night, Reid said that North Wales Police’s decision to use the images of Mark Gibney’s body without getting his family’s permission was: “Insensitive.”Reid went on to add that Brunstrom had: “Shown ...

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'Brunstrom has torn my family apart'

Tom Rayner, 30 April 2007 16:26

In an exclusive interview with MCN, the brother of Mark Gibney said: “Richard Brunstrom has torn my family apart – he must be removed from power”. Paul Gibney told MCN how he is desperately trying to hold his family together following the news that Brunstrom showed horrific photographs taken after his brother’s accident to a room full of journalists. Gibney ...

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Brunstrom: "The man is not human" says widow

Tom Rayner, 30 April 2007 09:46

The widow and father of the decapitated biker paraded by Chief Constable Richard Brunstom have both called for his immediate dismissal. Images of Mark Gibney’s horrific injuries were shown to journalists last week without the permission of the family. The photographs showed Gibney’s decapitated head lying on a grass verge and his torso embedded in a car. William Gibney, Mark’s father, has ...

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Pan Europeans pose "serious" risk says coroner

Tom Rayner, 27 April 2007 17:34

A coroner speaking at the inquest of a deceased police motorcyclist says that Honda Pan Europeans pose a “serious and continual” threat to lives.Coroner Dr James Adeley said he intends to write to every chief constable in England and Wales warning them of the “catastrophic result” which can occur with the Honda motorbike.The inquest in Lancaster heard Pc Shreeve lost ...

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Speed Ferries cancellation fiasco

Tom Rayner, 26 April 2007 09:30

MCN readers have contacted us to say the first they knew about their cross channel ferries tickets being cancelled is when they read it in MCN. Stuart Mathews had a crossing booked from Dover to Boulogne for the start of June and as far as he was concerned his reservation was still going ahead. However, when Mathews saw the MCN ...

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Sick Brunstrom parades headless biker

Tom Rayner, 26 April 2007 08:30

North Wales Police have unveiled photographs of a decapitated biker in its latest anti-speeding campaign.The image showed the man’s head with his eyes still open lying on a grass verge. In another shot the torso is embedded into a car.North Wales Police Chief Superintendent Geraint Anwyl said the head was torn off by the force of the impact, he explained: ...

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Fix punctures with a quick kick

Tom Rayner, 25 April 2007 15:07

Motorcycle mechanic Dashrathi Parichha has invented a new instrument which will allow a tyre to be re-inflated at the roadside. The device, small enough to store in bike toolkit, uses the air forced by an engine’s piston to re-inflate a flat or punctured tyre. The only downfall is that you need a motorcycle with a kick-start for the system to ...

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