Trevor Chappell was born in Saddleworh and continued to live there all his life. He was extremely proud of his roots and particularly of having lived at the same address for > 50 years. On the 13th May 2010, he lost his life, and his family continue to fight for a thorough investigation into his suspicious death and of Police Involvement.
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MEN Article #TChappell
Menmedia News Article below;
It was also aired on BBC Radio Manchester (Beswick at Breakfast).
The article details are a little limited, as it fails to mention police involvement prior to him being found or of an altercation. Also the hospital actually reported his death to the Police and Coroner as suspicious. All the hospital records have been obtained and there is no mention of a doctor stating what the detective said. His death was actually recorded by the Pathologist as heart failure and there is no mention of any of the suffered wounds and injuries on the report as there should be.
The Polce officer who attended has not been available to speak and is apparently no longer at the Force.
Some Questions Which Remain Unanswered
Below are some questions posted to
@ IPCC as follow up to letters sent:
Heart Failure certainly does not cause (as indicated by GMPolice) what Mr Chappell suffered: i.e. lettered imprints on forehead, face black and blue, black eyes, severely swollen head and face, swollen lips, disfigured nose, fractured sternum, obstructed airway , cuts and bruises on both sides of face, central and forehead. This list is not extensive…… and the Detective stated “Mr Chappell has only sustained a scratch”, until the photographs were mentioned in evidence. Please ensure that answers which make sense are given in explanation so that the family may work towards finding closure!
Photographs are available of the wounds and injuries that Mr Chappell suffered and resulted in his death. Why have the injuries not all been logged, as they should be in an investigation into suspicious death??
GMPolice were in attendance prior to his death but the records no longer exist apparently?
Why is there no official documentation of the police entering Mr Chappell’s home, nor of all what was taken by them (his family have requested them, but have not received)? All the family are aware of is of returned exhibits (including medication taken from his home), recorded by an officer who has been unavailable to speak?
All unanswered issues need to be given regard. Also, Why is the Police Officer unavailable??
Police Investigation and History
All that #TrevorChappell ‘s family know is that there was a reported altercation, Police involvement, and that he was found in the street, but they do not know who found him nor of any possible witnesses. Information has been withheld, and their applications for documented records have been refused. Why have the facts been covered up. Why a denial of the wounds and injuries sustained, instead of documenting them and determining the cause? Why was the officer unavailable and is now apparently no longer on the Force? Why have the paramedics recorded totally different information than that of the Police and Pathologist? Why did Mr Chappell’s family have to insist on an investigation in the first instance, when the Hospital had reported his death to the Coroner and Police as suspicious, and particularly when there had been police involvement? How does one suffer significant wounds and injuries on BOTH sides of face and central face from a standing fall on flat ground, as the authorities would have one think was the case?? A fractured sternum, two black eyes, bleeding from ears, nose and mouth, lettered imprints… It’s totally disgusting for them to sweep it under! GMPolice have acted inappropriately re. matters of a Right of Way dispute that had been ongoing and which should have been allowed to be heard at County Court (Mr Chappell and his wife listed it for hearing) but instead it was thwarted by officers with a personal ‘interest’ in privatising communal rights. Was the altercation on the day of his death related? Mr Chappell was found at the end of the walkway and this said path was his only means of getting out due to restrictions of his disability. The path is at the rear of the property and is the only way out at the back door, it is a right of way access, with a right to pass and re-pass as documented on the property deeds. GMPolice Saddleworth
Further Questions to Police Complaints: #TrevorChappell was found outside in the street and his family were initially informed of an altercation Hoping that there are some answers as to why all wounds and injuries were disregarded and missing from reports. Are all the said injuries going to be investigated now? Is the previous Police involvement over the years going to be considered? What really happened to Mr Trevor Chappell-police reported an altercation on the day of his death, stating that police attended, then this record became allegedly unavailable?? Why is there no official documentation of the police entering Mr Chappell’s home after his death, nor of what was taken by them? Why is the police officer who attended and listed exhibits in his name not available? Why wasn’t a police officer present for ‘identification’ as procedure requires, why was no documentation required to be signed? Why have his family been refused on making application to obtain official records, under both Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts?
When the Police telephoned family to inform of his death, there was no mention of the altercation or of the state he was in. All the information was found out after viewing his body; shock, then enquiring in concern at the police desk later. The hospital staff wanted to know what the police had said, unsure what to tell. When matters were pursued with police, they said the desk officer shouldn’t have given info. about altercation and it’s now almost being denied even though the desk officer gave an incident number for the altercation and the paramedic reports indicate the same.
Photograph 1-Click to Open
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Mr Chappell had been cleaned up in this picture, but inflammation was still clearly showing in the process
How were the wounds and injuries sustained?
Detectives informed the family “Mr Chappell only has a few scratches”….??”
Larger, better quality of all aspects and angles are available with digital records and footprints to show no tampering of originals.
Photograph 2-Click to Open
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Pathologist report doesn’t mention or consider the causes of bilateral black eyes, tramline marks across nose, swollen head and face, bleeding from ears, nose and mouth and other wounds and injuries sustained, apparently because the police report does not give regard to them-why??
May 13th 2011 is the anniversary (year to the date) of Mr #TChappell ‘s suspicious death. There remains many unanswered questions, which obstruct his funeral and his family have been prevented in working towards closure. His family continue to fight for a thorough investigation.
Mr #TChappell ‘s family have discussed matters with Solicitors’ #justice , and are being given ‘advice’, but it proves difficult for them to find those who will actually act re. Police, Authorities and Human Rights Issues. Also, his family insisted on an independent Forensic Pathologist opinion , but the Coroner employed only a Consultant Pathologist who failed to document any of the significant wounds and injuries and did not consider lettered imprints on his forehead .