Published on Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:04
Leaked documents have been posted on various far right Facebook groups which are said to be from the police investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Charlene Downes.
The documents are said to reveal that police had found letters hidden in a drawer in the girl's family home threatening to kill her for associating with 'Pakis'.
We are unsure if the threatening letter came from the family or elsewhere but it would be unusual for an Asian to use such a racially derogotary term to describe people of their own culture. The documents are said to allege that Karen Downes failed to disclose the letters to the police investigation and tried to hinder the investigation.
It is not the first time these letters have come to light as there was a story published in the Blackpool Gazette in 2007 detailing the trial of the two men who were cleared of involvement.
The Gazette reported:
CHARLENE Downes is alleged to have received a chilling letter which read: "You should be in a box under ground."
And the note warned: "I've been watching you."
There are some obvious key admissions in what the Gazette reported and the documents are said to show.
According to the English Defence League's support forum, these documents were passed to EDL Casuals Leader, Jeff Marsh, in January 2012 who failed to act on them.
Karen Downes has been actively involved in the British National Party and BNP leader Nick Griffin has already tried to capitalise on the situation, backed by the EDL Casuals who have supported the campaign by having their members attend their demos in Blackpool.
Whether co-incidence or not, around the same time as Marsh is said to have obtained the documents, the Casuals distanced themselves from the Downes campaign after claiming that their group had been used to stir up a race hate campaign in the area after a seemingly faked attack on Karen Downes' son.
Marsh has reacted to the English Defence League's revelations by banning anyone associated with the English Defence League's senior figures from his Facebook groups.
This will only add strain to the relationship between the two groups and we revealed a fallout between Jeff Marsh and EDL leader Tommy Robinson last week.
We have only seen scans of the documents in a Facebook group and cannot verify the authenticity of them, therefore we cannot publish them at the moment for legal reasons.
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