Saturday, 17 January 2009

The Pete Stockley Phenomenon.

The LPUK favours the rule of law and self-defence over vigilante justice.

With this in mind, I would like to examine what I call the "Pete Stockley Phenomenon".

Staff at the Liverpool Echo offices were pretty star-struck when they met ex-gangster turned vigilante Pete Stockley last summer.

So star-struck in fact, that they failed to do any fact checking at all. When Stockley claimed to run Dovecot Community Centre they blithlely accepted this nonsense at face value. Just for the record, Pete Stockley has no connection with the local community centre, Dovecot MAC, or the charity that runs it, The Dovecot Mac Trust.

Of course, if you read between the lines, Stockley actually runs a pub with creche. He claims that all proceeds from the pub go to the "community centre". So why isn't it a registered charity then?

Since the following article is also based on first hand testimony from Pete Stockley I'd take this one with a hefty pinch of salt as well.

Personally, I'd love to believe his vigilante stories. Should I?


Anonymous said...

No he does not despite thinking he does. Peter Stockley claims he wants to clean up crime when it is widely known in the Dovecot area that it is usually started by him. peter Stockley is nothing but a jumped up old bully who picks on children and women and believe me he is certainly not of the great character he tries to portray himself!

Jo said...

I don't know how true Pete's stories are either, but I wouldn't like to have a run in with him that's for sure. One thing I will say is that I think you may be mixed up with Dovecot MAC and Dovecot 'community centre' which actually used to be Dovecot Academy which has a pub downstairs and a theatre with a boxing ring and lots of canoes upstairs. I'm hoping that it's not true that the academy is being turned into a community centre though because I would really love to, in the future, turn it back into the theatre that it once used to be! Great article though, very interesting and eye opening for me.