BY Mike Buchanan, J4MB: On p.13 of today’s Sunday Times there’s a piece on the suicide of 51-year-old Michael Isherwood, an inspecting engineer at Vauxhall’s car factory on Merseyside. He’d been accused by a 16-year-old girl of secretly filming her on his phone. There was no supporting evidence of her claim, from his phone or elsewhere. His first suicide attempt was unsuccessful, the second (five weeks after being told of the allegation) ‘successful’. From the piece in The Sunday Times:
Shortly before he died, Michael Isherwood left a hand-written note for his sister: ‘Mud sticks. No coming back from these allegations.’…
Sue Isherwood, 47, his sister, said that when she asked the police how such an investigation could be launched based on so little, she was told, ‘It happens all the time.’
‘When they said they had found no evidence on Michael’s phone, I asked whether they would prosecute the false complainant, and they just said no,’ she said.