HC Deb 29 May 1936 vol 312 cc2389-90W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Police-constable Harry Williamson, of the Norfolk county police force, was, after 14½ years' un-blemished service, dismissed for offences under the police code after a hearing before the chief constable at which he was not legally represented; that he appealed under the Police (Appeals) Act, 1927, desiring to submit important additional evidence, and that without any rehearing the appeal was dismissed merely on consideration of the documents submitted; and whether he will appoint a commission to hear the Appeal, with opportunity to the appellant to adduce further evidence and appear by counsel?


After giving full consideration to all the documents, including the appellant's representations, my right hon. Friend decided that this appeal could properly be determined without taking oral evidence. He gave his decision accordingly and knows of no grounds which could warrant his re opening the case.

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