Property and Moorcroft’s Lie

It took me three years, and the involvement of a legal firm to have a computer I built for my brother’s needs and requirements returned to me, after Herefordshire Council confiscated it whilst it was being sent back to my brother via my mother’s social worker and after I repair the damage to it which happened at the Priory Group home.

A deceptive statement regarding the damage to the computer was given by David Watts (Priory Group Director of Risk & Safety) saying ‘I share the view of the staff that this happened as a result of general wear and tear’, referring to severe damage to the case of the computer and missing graphics card.
The computer also contained evidence of extended neglect of support, company use of the personal computer and printer/scanner, and the lies told by Priory Staff.

It took many requests to Herefordshire Council, Stephen Vickers, Mandy Appleby and Kate Coughtrie, solicitor, amongst them and I never received all the property requested returned, so my brother could use the computer at the family home, as he had done for many years until forced into Priory Group ‘care’. Only a PC and keyboard were returned in a sealed box.

The social worker Amanda Moorcroft, lied about Herefordshire council having all the equipment, below is her communication to Mandy Appleby regarding the computer and equipment taken.

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Below is my diary entry for the day my brother was supposed to visit but never arrived, and when my mother’s social worker took the property, them arriving and going recorded on CCTV outside the property.

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Below is the email exchange between Kate Coughtrie, solicitor for Herefordshire Council and the legal firm I used for the return of the property. Please note the yellow comment marker; it says ‘laptop’ but should read ‘desktop’. I’ve redacted my brother’s name and legal firm used.

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In hindsight, I should never have trusted Moorcroft or my brother’s social worker, considering their refusals to allow him home for close family funerals, and their assistance in concealing neglect and evidence, I should have reported them to the police and sought legal action immediately, something I will likely regret not doing for the rest of my life.

You will likely note it also took Mandy Appleby from March 2019 to July 2020 to communicate and receive a reply from Amanda Moorcroft.