is a letter that Brendan sent to his solicitor, regarding a
letter he did not receive which gave details of his
pre-sentencing meeting. Because he did not receive the letter,
he did not attend the interview, a fact that might be viewed
very seriously at his sentencing and might very well effect the
severity of any sentence dished out:
Bennet Welch & Co, Solicitors
Following our telephone conversation today, of which I expressed my concern, that probation had not been in touch with me for my P S R immediately in response to you telling me that the probation had contacted you alleging that they had sent me an appointment to me on 4th August 2003 of which I have never received, this is strange as every other government letter has always been delivered previously to this. In response to what you told me, Adrian I immediately made my way to Greenwich magistrates court where I was sent to Greenwich probation at Greenwich High Street. I enclose a receipt from the person I spoke to confirming this. Where she advised me to contact you to apply for adjournment. She also gave your phone number of Orpington probation office, I then rang and spoke well one named Angie Kennedy at this office, explaining to her that I did not receive the letter confirming the appointment. If I had received this I would have been more than happy to attend. I also informed her that I left my phone number with the office in court on that day and also made the officer aware that I was available one day per week for community service. I have never received any phone call from probation nor have I ever had a message left on my answer machine. I therefore believe that due to this misunderstanding and breakdown in communication and considering that the numerous phone calls I have had with you about this matter I hope it is possible for you to gain an adjournment on my behalf. I would also like to add that now after speaking to Angie Kennedy, she has made a note on my file of this call and I stated to her that I would be happy to contact the probation people myself, however, the only reason I did not do this before was as I explained to Angie that I understood from the probation officer I would definitely be contacted. I would now like to make it known that if an adjournment was granted to me I'll make it my duty to contact the probation service immediately at their earliest convenience.