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Old 14th May 2017, 10:00
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Two months and all quiet, any news update?
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Old 14th May 2017, 12:43
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There are updates on his Facebook page if you can find/open it. I can, but apparently not everyone...

Cheers, Sam.
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Old 15th May 2017, 22:18
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His Facebook page is a mess and he appears to have drifted back to his favourite hobby of litigation.
He may not be back in Africa for a while.

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Old 15th May 2017, 22:50
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Depends which of his Facebook pages you look at, Jay. There is video of him getting his Challis Chaffinch ready to test fly, allegedly this week. It looks like he is planning to attempt to use that to travel south to Capetown in that instead of the misfortuned Cub.
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Old 15th May 2017, 23:41
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Depends which of his Facebook pages you look at, Jay. There is video of him getting his Challis Chaffinch ready to test fly, allegedly this week. It looks like he is planning to attempt to use that to travel south to Capetown in that instead of the misfortuned Cub.
Can you post the link?

What happened to the Cub which looked like it was nearly repaired? Surely it is not possible to substitute another aircraft and claim some sort of integrity on a UK to Cape Town flight?
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Not sure, but I think he's looking to sell the Chaffinch to help fund the continued flight of the Cub south. The Cub has been almost rebuilt in Nairobi, a beautiful job. She's about to get some new engine parts fitted (arrived 3 days ago) and then should be good to go.

Please note, that this is what I think is going on - it's not gospel by any means!

I posted the FB link earlier, but not everyone could open it and then the post was moderated (I think, it certainly disappeared).

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Old 27th Jan 2018, 11:10
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For those of you who have followed the antics of Maurice Kirk, I am sorry to say he was sentenced to two years in prison on 14th December 2017 for breaching four restraning orders. So he will not be back in Africa for a while.

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Old 27th Jan 2018, 12:41
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I bumped into Maurice in the bank in October. He was planning his return to Africa so clearly had a more optimistic view of the sentencing than he should have done.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 22:38
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There don't appear to be any links to Kirk's sentence in the local press?

Has the story been verified?
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 23:07
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How much credence do you place in this link?


https://butlincat.com/2017/12/16/mau...hive-16-12-17/
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 23:42
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https://hoaxteadresearch.wordpress.c...der-violation/
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 08:27
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I put no credence whatsoever in either of those links.

Was nothing reported in the local press?
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 09:54
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BEagle, you make a good point. There are lots of references to to two year sentence on the internet. I also why there was nothing in the local press. It might be there are reporting restriction in place, due to an appeal or other ongoing legal matters. I imagine people posting on the internet would be less aware or bothered about reporting restrictions. But someone on here must know where Maurice is.
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 11:29
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https://mobile.twitter.com/kirkflyingvet?lang=en

Maurice's own twitter account saying he was going to Court on December 14th and then silence.
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 11:47
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I think the burden of likelihood is with the slightly odd websites - given that there is nothing to the contrary out there (indeed, only silence from Maurice himself).
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 14:20
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Maybe part of the plan, 3 hots and a cot for the winter with free SkyTV and heat, throw in some early release and he’ll back down to Africa for the Spring.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 15:16
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Here's a copy of the Order [It's lost its formatting]but there appears to be a mistake re the sentencing date. He was actually sentenced on 14/12/17 ct7 Cardiff Cr Ct


In the Crown Court At CARDIFF Case No: T20170239 Court Code: 411 _______ Certificate of conviction (trial) This is to certify that: Maurice John Kirk Date of Birth: 12/03/1945 Was between the 12th September 2017 & 15th September 2017 Tried and Convicted upon indictment of: ACTING IN BREACH OF A RESTRAINING ORDER, contrary to section 5(5) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. On the 15th September 2017 He was sentenced to: 2 years imprisonment To Pay a Victim Surcharge of £140.00 to be paid on release Restraining Order (Protection from Harassment Act 1997 S5) Until Further Order The defendant, MAURICE JOHN KIRK, must not: 1) Contact, approach or communicate with Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams directly or indirectly, by any means whatsoever; 2) Display or disseminate any material, photographic or otherwise, relating to Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams; 3) Become a party to the display or dissemination of any material, photographic or otherwise, relating to Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams; 4) Place any information on the internet concerning Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams; 5) Become a party to any material being placed on the internet relating to Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams 6) Display or post or continue to display or post any material relating to Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams on the internet or in social media; 7) Permit the display or continued display of any material relating to Dr Tegwyn Mel Williams on any website or in social media in the name of the defendant or under his control; 8) Attend within the curtilage of the Caswell Clinic or its grounds. This new order replaces the Restraining Order made by Cardiff Magistrates Court on the 12/4/2013 which is now discharged.

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Old 29th Jan 2018, 16:08
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Well,some answers there then. A search on Dr Williams shows he is a respected forensic psychiatrist.
From the vault of Mr Kirk who seems to damn himself with his own pen: https://victimsunite.files.wordpress...n-williams.pdf
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 16:31
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I don't see how the arguments that Maurice had with various authorities are relevant to his flying activities other than the diagnosis that Maurice so strongly disagreed with doesn't seem compatible with holding a valid medical certificate?
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Well,some answers there then. A search on Dr Williams shows he is a respected forensic psychiatrist.
From the vault of Mr Kirk who seems to damn himself with his own pen:
Spelling evidently not his strong point.
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