Friday, 30 July 2010

EDL Demo, Blackpool - Justice for Charlene Downes 31/08/2010

Tomorrow sees the EDL’s Blackpool demo which is in honour of Charlene Downes.

In November 2003, 14-year-old Charlene kissed her mum goodbye and went to Blackpool’s North Pier with a friend. She was never seen again.

Although Charlene’s body was never found, kebab shop owner Iyad Albattikhi, who boasted of having sex with Charlene, and his business partner and co-accused, Mohammed Reveshi, were overheard joking with fellow takeaway employees about how she had been chopped up, and how her body “had gone into the kebabs”. She was placed in a mincing machine, “bones and all”.

Last year, although taped conversations were used as evidence, the jury failed to reach a verdict. The subsequent retrial collapsed owing to concerns over a key prosecution witness. Both men were cleared of the charges.

The case is still open.

If you are in the area, please show your support.

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