I have just been informed that Tony Ellwood - Derek Clark’s former researcher - was arrested by Nottingham Police earlier today.
Eight police officers armed with special equipment stormed his Nottingham home at approx 8.30 am.
A search warrant had been obtained because certain individuals had used 'Crimestoppers' to invent lies about large scale theft of clothing and money laundering - now that second accusation sounds familiar!
Mr Ellwood was cautioned, fingerprinted, photographed, his DNA was taken and he was tested for Class A drugs .
At 6.00 pm, the Police, realising that they had fallen for a pack of lies, released Mr Ellwood without charge.
I am pleased to say that they were somewhat more humble than they had been earlier in the day.
You will recall that Tony Ellwood was sacked by Derek Clark following disagreements between the two. See LINK
Mr Ellwood, 56, has been a loyal and committed UKIP member since 1994. He was a 3 times General Election candidate, a local authority candidate and for 14 years was UKIP’s elected treasurer for the East Midlands.
As you would expect Mr Ellwood has been left very shaken by the experience.
You may be interested to know that one of Derek Clark’s staff earlier this week predicted to Mr Ellwood that he would be shortly arrested.
Now how did Clark's staff know of that fact in advance? Who else knew and for how long? Who informed 'Crimestoppers' and at whose behest ?
Should not the entire command involved in this disgraceful episode be sacked from their employment?
You can draw your own conclusions but I would suggest that you start making a few phone calls to Clark’s Nottingham office.
UKIP’s leadership has a track record of trying to punish it’s critics.
You may recall that John West made a complaint against Jeffrey Titford and within a few days his UKIP MEP video interview was posted on YouTube by Annabelle Fuller at the behest of her lover.
Derek Clark is under investigation by OLAF - the EU’s anti-fraud office.
Derek Clark OLAF Case Number: D/007/033/04.09.08
Derek Clark OLAF Investigation Number: DD/FD-D2008.A1/7133/OF/2008/0240