Superintendent Martin Burton’s blatant disregard for the deceased. The impact of
his extremely hurtful and high inflammatory comments have left anxiety and
despair in their wake. This was indicative of policing within the West Midlands
Police Force area during this era; Why say this about a defenceless elderly Indian
woman less than 24 hours after the fatality, was “Kishni Mahay’s life that cheap
to the West Midlands Police?”
“in this particular type of police car they are the highest trained in the whole of the
country if not in the whole of Western Europe, they are advanced drivers which is
way above the normal standard for advanced driving outside the organisation and
they are really are very very skilled people but you just cannot cope or anticipate
for that moment “when somebody like the Proverbial dog” who runs out darts
out in front of you in front of your car.”
The road topography where this unlawful killing took place clearly shows that the
road acutely narrows and there is a severe bend in the road en-route to the
pedestrian crossing, presenting a high probability of a major fatality if prudent
driving were not unconditionally observed. The pedestrian crossings is
surrounded by shops on either sides. The width of one lane of Cannock Road is 4
metres wide and the width of the Montego police patrol car is 1.7 metres wide.
The erratic driving techniques evidently displayed by the West Midlands Police
meant that when driving at fast speeds in a built up area and on this particular
phase of the Cannock Road: a fatality was inevitable and the police patrol car had
been simply transformed into a death weapon.
“no emergency is so serious as to justify the loss of life.”
Maureen Hicks, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East (1989).
On BBC TV News the following interview with Mrs Violet Mahers was televised to
BBC Midlands viewers (VM = Violet Mahers, MK = Mike Kilbane).
VM: All of a sudden the lady went up in the air, you know what I mean buff right up
in the air.
MK: “So she was on the crossing.”
VM: “She was on the crossings.”
MK: “When she was hit?”
The Road Traffic Incident Officers were also unable to specify from their
investigations where the exact impact occurred as the crash debris being
distributed across the road surface was not consistent with this type of fatality?
The Mahay family have always maintained a premeditated cover-up was enacted
by the West Midlands Police and associated bodies to fraudulently avert guilt and
this continues to reign supreme to this very day.
Before any of the Road Traffic Investigators (i.e. 40 minutes after the death of
Kishni Mahay) the police officers had deliberately and systematically defaced the
crime scene by moving crucial impact clues (i.e. broken glass, shattered
headlights fragments, related debris from the police patrol vehicle and Kishni
Mahay’s personal affects) away from the pedestrian crossing.
One of Kishni Mahay’s shoes were deliberately kicked like a football (i.e. by a
police officer) towards Raj Mahay away from the pedestrian crossing to give the
clear impression that the impact between Kishni Mahay and the patrol car
was not on the pedestrian crossing.
The West Midlands Police had promised that all options were on the table after a
3 hour comprehensive presentation (inclusive of the 3 Justice Campaign DVDs). It
was even suggested at the end that an independent Police Force (i.e. other than
the West Midlands Police Force) would be able to re-open the case and a fresh
investigation would be undertaken based on the points that Raj Mahay had raised
in this presentation.
This all proved to be stalling tactics and highly futile where high expectations were
reduced to despair as there was no intention to do anything.
This was a ploy introduced to gain a substantial advantage by not disclosing key
evidence which would be used to deflect the family solicitor’s own enquiries prior
to the Inquest which was to be held later in the year (i.e. in November 1989).
The family solicitor tried his utmost to get access to the witnesses statements
pertaining to the West Midlands Police‘s so-called unbiased investigation, the
following was cited by the West Midlands Police as the reason for the
non-disclosure: under the Police and Evidence Act 1984 by the doctrine of
public interest and immunity: (Solicitors - Foster Baxter and Cooksey, George
Now that the official campaign to seek justice over the tragic death of Kishni Mahay has began, the media has started to take notice, Most recently was that of the Express & Star, a headline newspaper for the west midlands and surrounding areas. It has ...