Dear Liverpool City Council,
Please supply all information as from 2014/15/16 with Councillor Anna O’Byrne’s dealing with-Anthony Quigley [Drug dealer heroin] and the payments he and his gang made to Chinatown developments ltd / North point global ltd from 2014/15
All cash payments from PHD1 to the Liverpool local labour party, all cash payments as [GIFTS IN KIND] to: Cllr O’Byrne, and five other members of the city council and the planning officers.
Did Cllr Ann O’Byrne inform the council of her dealing with PHD1/ North point/ and David Roberts
That Anthony Quigley was funding the Liverpool new Chinatown project with [Heroin cash]?
Did Ann O’Byrne also know of the underworld connection to - Liverpool Chinatown -that still today controls this site 2020 with GGSD Ltd and Lee Spence, did she not pass this intelligence on to the council or the NCA?
Did she know of the millions of [drug cash] that went into the above company from the sale of class A drugs or the ‘Money Laundering’ that took place in the offices of the company, North Point at the Albert dock?
R. Lee Roberts
Liverpool City Council would advise that Freedom of Information
legislation applies to information held by a public authority, in this
instance Liverpool City Council. As such we would advise that your request
constitutes statements, speculation and comment to which no response is
required as these do not fall under the provisions of Freedom of
We turn now to the content and substance of the majority of this request
which substantially comprises statements, comments and suppositions
relating to named or identifiable individuals and which may be considered
to be defamatory.
It is our assessment that the content of these requests are in whole or
part defamatory in nature, that these identify or refer to individuals and
are being published by yourself through the use of a public website forum
to third parties.
We would further advise you that the defamatory statements made by
yourself either directly or through recognised aliases and contained
within the information requests referenced above fall within the meaning
of Article 14(1)(a) of the E-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC). Under the
law of England and Wales, a defamatory statement is one which tends to
lower the claimant in the estimation of right thinking members of society
generally (Sim v Stretch  2 All ER 1237).
We would further advise that a defamatory statement is published at the
place where it is read, heard or seen, and is not where the material was
first placed on the internet. In internet cases, therefore, provided a
small number of people have access to the material on the internet in
England, the English courts will have jurisdiction to hear the claim
against a foreign defendant (Spiliada Maritime Corp v Cansulex Ltd 
We would therefore advise that you take prompt action to remove or
disabled access to the Offending Webpages.
In the event that this confirmation is not received, the individuals named
directly or by implication within the above referenced information
requests and publicly displayed on the Offending Websites shall reserve
the right to issue proceedings against you seeking relief for defamation.
The remedies that may be available to the these individuals include an
injunction restraining further publication of the Offending Statement
[pending trial], damages, legal costs and interest.
This is a complex area of law and we strongly recommend that you seek
independent legal advice immediately.
Michael Jones I Deputy Head of Democratic Services & Information Manager I
Liverpool City Council I Cunard Building I Water Street I Liverpool I L3
T: 0151 233 0411 I E: [email address] I E:
My favourite book is ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
We work to defend the right to FOI for everyone
Help us protect your right to hold public authorities to account. Donate and support our work.Donate Now