‘The truth will eventually out and rest assured I will do all in my power to get the Trust members money back’. ‘Yes, it is all very sad, but no-one is going to get away with stealing members money. Things were done in a dignified way and I have stayed off this message board re this topic, concentrating on building evidence to get our members money back’.
INSPECTOR GOODWANK AGAIN
‘It is such a shame that this has blackened such a great night, but unfortunately money was stolen and that really is the bottom line’.
DUNCO THE CLOWN
‘BTW I agree with Danny’s summation given he has also made enquiries of people the police didn’t talk to’.
DUNCO THE CLOWN AGAIN
‘Its was always our intention to fully investigate further, after the police decided not to act, before taking legal advice. Its just taken us longer than we thought to get to everyone we wanted to speak to. But we are confident of getting a result one way or another. It may even once more become the subject of a police investigation’.
HERE’S THE TOADMEISTER IN ONE OF HIS WEE SECRET BILLETS-DOUX!
In answer to your question above, my figures suggest that the co-organiser of the night owes at least £535. This arises mostly from ticket sales and those are the hardest for me to pin down as I have no contact details for the majority of attendees at the event and have been unable to contact them. My assertions are based rather on what each individual said he sold (as evidenced by spreadsheets produced by both of them at the time) plus where there was doubt, I have contacted as many people as I could as to how they paid and to whom.
I say he owes £535 at least. This is because there are £300 of seats (i.e. 12 seats) where I have just no idea who got the money or even the names of the occupants. Those seats could be ascribed to either of the organisers but I have no evidence either way. In addition, T-Shirts were purchased for the bar staff and both claim they paid for them at a cost of £140. I can’t prove it one way or another and both have had an allowance for them. Clearly someone is lying but I don’t know who!
The question of pursuing the other organiser remains open. The evidence against him is less strong and the amount involved smaller. We are not for writing it off and have asked him for it but he flatly denies owing anything and so if we are to proceed, it will be another court case and, to be honest, there’s a question of whether it is economically viable and I for one, do not want two cases running at once. The current case is a nightmare on its own! It’s a work in progress!