On Saturday, we discussed Abe/Drifloud’s insistent allegation that the police failed to arrest RD in a prompt and timely manner, and that this ‘proves’ that there was collusion going on.
Following that post, two of our regular commenters, Dave and Emma, followed up with some excellent and well-thought out arguments as to why Abe is talking through his hat.
First, Dave, who draws up a useful timeline of events that helps us understand exactly what happened:
I don’t think it is clear at all that the police tipped off RD. Ella is not only a liar, but also tends to spin things to her own belief, or at least that of Abraham.
It was on the 9th September that Ella and Abe were discussing who allegedly told RD about the police being involved. That is after the police had conducted the drive around on the 8th (Finbarr recording).
The 9th is the same day that Abraham phoned Jean-Clement to say the children had threatened to kill him. Jean-Clement reported that at 14:20. That morning, the police had complained to Ella about conducting her own drive around. Abraham also comments to Finbarr that the police were talking about “me me me”. That was at 8:50am on the 9th. Did Abraham make that claim to JC to distract the police focussing on him and his past?
In the same recording Ella tells Finbarr they had been thinking about running away for a few days. Why would they run away only days after returning from Morocco, before the church was searched; all the ABE interviews conducted and the medical exam had taken place?
The girl also states in that recording that the police wanted to search the church on the 9th, but Abraham had put them off. The claim being that the police should search on the 10th instead, because it is “sex day”. Another way of looking at it is that Abraham knew the drive around failed; knew the search for secret rooms would fail, and was worried he maybe arrested after the church search. Therefore, trying to buy time in case they did decide to go on the run.
Next up, Emma, who picks up the story and reflects on why Abrella were so eager to get out of the UK in double-quick time, before the police came knocking at Ella’s door:
Good point that Abe may have been trying to buy time in case they did decide to go on the run on the 9th. How deluded this two-bit criminal is, thinking he can direct a police investigation, that the police weren’t able to see all the angles. [Especially since he’d just met Steve Martin, the officer who’d dealt with Abe’s earlier assault on his own son, and is therefore fully aware of what Abe can get up to. –EC]
I think by the 9th Sept Abrella realised they had bitten off more than they could chew, that they had not really thought this thing through properly. It was all starting to fall apart at the seams. Especially with Steve [Martin] turning up like that, what bad luck for them. Maybe that was why they were thinking of packing and leaving town so early on.
Once the children had been taken into protection, and nothing else happened, Abrella might have felt a bit safe. In effect the act of taking the children had diverted the attention away from them. Ella must have known she would be questioned by barristers in court, and that her lies would become apparent. The legal representatives, social services, must have had access to intelligence and evidence that we do not have. Abrella were probably on tenterhooks throughout those months, waiting.
It is funny that Ella left the jurisdiction before Abraham, and that he was lurking outside the RCJ. Once it became apparent that he was being asked to give evidence, and would be questioned, and examined, he did not go in and speak to the court, as requested. He did not need to be served with any papers. He got a message, he talked about it on camera outside court.
So what did he do? He vanished, Legged it. He joined Ella, out of the reach of the law.
From the judgement:
The mother has remained absent from the court. Her partner, Abraham Christie was outside the front entrance of the building on 17 February as part of the group campaigning for the “return of the ‘Whistleblower Kids’ to their Russian family.” A witness summons was issued requiring his attendance to answer questions on Friday 20 February. Attempts to serve that summons were unsuccessful.
Earlier attempts at securing Mr Christie’s participation in the proceedings because of the likelihood that the local authority would seek findings against him were wholly unsuccessful. A series of communications from the local authority’s Solicitor went unanswered.
Why does Abraham Christie claim no one wanted to interview him, ever? He suggests that if he had been, it ‘would have blown the lid’ on the ‘whole thing’, and that the fact he was not proves something.
The reality is the police probably did make a temporary mistake here. Perhaps following the judgement he would have been picked up, pronto. I can think of a few charges that could be pursued: Child abuse, perverting the course of justice, and contempt of court, for starters.
In short, it’s a great deal easier and more convenient for Abrella to sit in their tropical garden in Spain and spew their lies and accusations, in the knowledge that they were able to evade arrest here in the UK. They get to play the aggrieved party, because they’ve escaped from the situation they created themselves. In fact, they ought to count themselves lucky that whatever police error might have existed, played in their favour.