Dear Reader! If you have ‘issues’ or are of a nervous disposition, go no further!
Only a few weeks ago, Fat George, the NIO placeman/policeman, vacated his post and in came Simon Byrne.
Thrusting, opinionated and unemployed, he was an ideal choice for Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Nonetheless, I would hear no ill spoken of him . This ex chief constable of Cheshire Constabulary is known for his firm management style, which is totally different from bullying.
I was enraptured by the idea of a dynamic Chief Constable, after George’s size 40 waist.
Simon’s was 38 at the most…
Perhaps I was carried away. I don’t know, to be truthful…..
Anyway, he arrived and he was on Twitter! Oh Joy!
I followed him!
And he followed me back! No Chief Constable had ever done that before…
It was because he paid me attention, I think…
So, emboldened, I sent him a direct message on 14thJuly and I said this:
“The murders of James and Ellen Sefton remain unsolved. Your officers assert that there is no intelligence touching upon their killings. This is untrue. You have an opportunity to change the picture by being candid about the true extent of the involvement of State actors. Will you help?”
My delicate young heart beat more swiftly , while waiting for a response.
None there came.
Disgracefully, I prostrated my heart and reached out again to this English Alpha Male.
I said, on 20thJuly, rather lamely: “disappointed that you have not replied”.
Still he did not reply, though he had read both messages.
Am I a fool to myself?
I refuse to believe these seventy four allegations against him were ever true. I’m sure that there is an explanation and that he is out there for me and that some day my Chief Constable will come and tell me the truth.