Today is the 13th anniversary of the death of 14 year old Charlene Downes
WHERE’S THE JUSTICE FOR CHARLENE DOWNES ?
CHARLENE WENT MISSING ON THE 1ST NOVEMBER 2003
She was just 14 years old: Born 25th March 1989 and went missing, presumed murdered, on 1st November 2003.
Charlene was last seen at Mario’s takeaway in Dickson Road, Blackpool, FY1 2EU, which is NOT an Italian takeaway – far from it!
In 2007, the police said they BELIEVED that two Asian men, Mohammed Reveshi and Iyad Albattikhi, were guilty of raping and murdering 14 year old Charlene and putting her dismembered body into their kebabs!
But, the police failed to get a conviction and to this day, nobody has been convicted of her murder. Strangely (or NOT) the police don’t appear to be looking for any other suspects… I wonder why that is?
Here are the facts…
By now, you SHOULD have heard about 14 year old Charlene Downes, who went missing on the 1st November 2003. The police said they were; “99.9% certain that Charlene was murdered” after being raped at a Blackpool takeaway.
The police ‘bugged’ the homes and businesses of the two men they believe murdered Charlene, and the following text is a report from ‘The Times’: (24th May 2007 & 22nd June 2007)…
Report from ‘The Times’: (24th May 2007 & 22nd June 2007)…
…‘More than 52 tape recordings were captured by covert surveillance of Mr Reveshi’s home and car between February and March 2004 by the police inquiry team set up after Charlene (Downes) disappeared in November 2003…
‘…The jury was told that in one conversation Mr Reveshi had said to Mr Albattikhi: “Well, hopefully I [done] it properly you know . . . he thought he saw me cutting her body up…
‘…“Do you remember she was bleeding to death?” “Yes,” replied Mr Albattikhi. “So that she made a mess,” Mr Reveshi allegedly added. Later in the transcript, Mr Reveshi allegedly says: “The last one then, it was the last deep one and then it was the [heart] . . . that finally killed her”… At one point Mr Reveshi said: “I’m so worried and you was the one who killed her”…
‘…In his opening address to the jury last month (May 2007), Tim Holroyde, for the prosecution, claimed that a witness had heard Jordanian-born Mr Albattikhi ‘joke’ with fellow takeaway employees about how the teenager had been chopped up, and how her body “had gone into the kebabs”. Mr Albattikhi, of Blackpool, denies murdering Charlene while Mr Reveshi, also of Blackpool, denies disposing of her body…’
END OF ‘The Times’ REPORT.
It is now a documented fact that, several members of the jury were intimidated by friends of the defendants; “Asian men” followed them to their homes, and stood outside their gates saying; “we KNOW where you live.” It has also come to light that, during the trial, a member of the jury was intimately involved with one of the defendants and she even visited him in his cell during the trial !
Also, three weeks after Charlene went missing, the father of one of Charlene’s friends (Tommy) was told by his daughter that Albattikhi & Reveshi were boasting about having murdered Charlene, feeding her body to their customers and powdering her bones. Tommy has stated that he then went to the Blackpool Police Station and reported what his daughter had told him. However, Tommy says that the police told him to get lost – actually, he said they used an expletive which means the same thing – but, however much he insisted, the police would not accept what he was telling them, and they never interviewed his daughter, or any of her friends.
Tommy says that Albattikhi & Reveshi were supplying lots of young girls with drugs and he claims the police said…
“Why should we take your daughter’s word over that of a local businessman?”
This new information, alone, is sufficient grounds for a re-trial.
Albattikhi & Reveshi were acquitted of all charges, due to the Police and Crown Prosecution Service mishandling the case. Reveshi and Albattikhi were also awarded FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS (£500,000) of Taxpayer’s money, in ‘damages’! With such damning new evidence, WHY haven’t they been brought back to court for a second trial?!
And, why weren’t they convicted of child rape and drug pushing?!
Can you help? Stand with us and tell all your friends about Charlene Downes. Boycott the Blackpool shops still linked to the two defendants:
Mario’s, Dickson Rd, Blackpool, FY1 2EU;
The Sea Restaurant, Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HW;
Beach Takeaway, North Prom, Blackpool, FY1 1NE;
Mad About Chicken, Talbot Road, Blackpool, FY3 7AS;
Cafe Express, St Chads Road, Blackpool, FY1 6BP;
The Sea Fish & Chips, Chapel Street, Blackpool, FY1 5AW;
Mario’s, Foxhall Rd, Blackpool, FY1 5AD.
Contact us if you would like to hand out some leaflets about it:
Do YOU buy from those takeaways – and do you know what you’re eating?
In 2012, Mr Bill Bunting, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, donated tee shirts to the value of £1000 for the ‘Justice for Charlene ‘ Fund. The tee shirts are white and bear the words ‘JUSTICE FOR CHARLENE’ in black print. The logo also contains a Christian cross and the Union Jack heart logo.
Please help Charlene’s family to DEMAND a re-trial.