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Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷
+ Your AuthorsArchive @MikeStuchbery_ Writer, Journalist & Teacher. Sometimes does stuff for @TheLocalEurope. Mar. 19, 2021 1 min read

I have held my tongue about what happened to me, partly because I didn't want to jeopardize the work of others, partly because I wanted to get my life on track.

I will never understand why this Man has been allowed to intimidate others for years. 

It's not just the violence of the initial 'visit', in which everyone in your neighbourhood is woken up by him & his thugs, it's the hate mail, visits from other people and a thousand acts of petty intimidation.

Police genuinely didn't give a damn, let him go on his way.

It's only through the support of groups ranging from @uaf to the @bylinetimes team, from individuals like @LouiseRawAuthor and grouos Ahmadi community that I was able to feel somewhat safe.

In the end, I ended up losing my job, my marriage and a burgeoning writing career.

Following the incident, he made claims that I was a member of a terrorist organisation and this led to several high-profile members of the online Far Right repeating the smears, leading to further harassment.

He deserves every legal case heading his way and then some. He needs to be stripped of his ability to focus harassment on anyone.

Were it not for the bodily risk he put me at for expressingg an opinion, I'd pity him.

As it stands, I feel sick that there's been another victim.

This wasn't as articulate as it could have been and may sound a bit self-pitying, but I just want to leave you with the idea that I'm so fucking angry that he got away with it, and has been now able to attack others.

...and yeah, he made the paedophile allegations towards me too.

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