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Codetapper blog taken down by Suzanne Martin and TDC Levy

On Wednesday the 9th of August 2017, the original codetapper blog that documented the Vega+ was removed from his website. The only information at the time stated that both Suzanne Martin and the police had contacted the website host claiming harassment, and the site was taken down.

Two days later on Friday the 11th of August 2017, further information was obtained. It turned out that Suzanne Martin had phoned and emailed the host, and Suzanne's email expressly said that the email must not be forwarded. (As far as we are aware, this email has never been seen). A police officer had also contacted the host, but there was no mention about that information being private. When asked what the actual complaint was, the following was given:

I am a police officer from Colindale Police Station in the Metropolitan Police.

I am investigating this ongoing matter between Lee Fogarty and Retro Computers where they are being harassed online.

He has informed me about someone who hosts a blog on your servers. Lee Fogarty states they have written offensive and derogatory things about him and from what they have sent me they have also released addresses and contact numbers of the directors of Retro Computers Ltd and Lee Fogarty.

Is there anything that can be done about removing these posts? No one deserves to have their details posted online for anyone to see. You never know who is looking at them or what they will be used for.

— TDC Levy

Multiple people contacted the police station in question to find out if the takedown was a prank/hoax. The officer in question, TDC Levy, never provided a police case number to the ISP or replied to email requests for information about the takedown. (TDC = Trainee Detective Constable.)

When Paul Andrews wife contacted the same police officer to report harassment herself, she also asked why he had taken the blog down. TDC Levy said that he had not had the codetapper blog taken down, at which point she replied saying, "But everyone has seen the email you sent as it's on the net."

Interestingly, the original blog itself never contained personal details, but the page did allow comments where members of the public could post replies.

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Well it seems justice has prevailed for once and no surprises there to be honest what a ridiculous bit of behaviour !
(15/03/2019)

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(11/03/2019)

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