Des Merrion status or whereabouts?

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  1. PITAronin

    PITAronin Senior member

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    Gentlemen (esp those residing in England) - I'd appreciate it if anyone could let me know (PM is fine) about whether Des has resolved his legal issues and has returned to work. He and I have unfinished business related to a suit and none of the contact info I have for him seems to be working, emails not being responded to, etc.

    Thanks
     


  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    So the data on his web site is incorrect/no longer in use?
     


  3. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Last I heard he was in prison.
     


  4. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I had a dollar....

    oh well nevermind
     


  5. Kingstonian

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    You could contact him via Formby on the Film Noir Buff website if his website fails :-

    Gentlemen,

    Des Merrion has now been released and is back tailoring. Whilst he is getting himself re-established he has informed me that discounts are available for new and existing customers.

    He is contactable by e-mail through his website and if you wish to contact him by phone PM me and I will give you his contact details.

    http://www.desmerrion.com/


    Last edited by formby (2010-09-15 12:18:38)
     


  6. lasbar

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    Last I heard he was in prison.

    Was he illegally smuggling firearms into England?
     


  7. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Was he illegally smuggling firearms into England?
    According to the press, yes. Apparently he's since been released, though. I hadn't been aware of that.
     


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  9. greger

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    Was he illegally smuggling firearms into England?

    If the government makes illegal laws against its citizens it can claim anything against it citizens and do anything as they did with him. What is England? A third world country masquerading as something better?
     


  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    If the government makes illegal laws against its citizens it can claim anything against it citizens and do anything as they did with him. What is England? A third world country masquerading as something better?

    So true. Its completely harmless for someone to illegaly import a firearm for personal use.

    EDITED: As per the article cited below.
     


  11. greger

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    So true. Its completely harmless for someone to import a sawed-off shotgun for personal use.

    Not what I heard as to why he spent time somewhere from home.
     


  12. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Not what I heard as to why he spent time somewhere from home.

    http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/news/...l/article.html

    I was mistaken - he was illegaly importing a Ruger .22, but was also charged with owning a sawn-off shotgun.

    I have nothing against Des, and I'm sure he's an ok guy and a competant tailor. But lets not pretend that he was blameless, and an innocent victim of a silly and archaic government law.
     


  13. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    wow. anyone care to give a summary of what happened?
     


  14. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Yes, he was completey at fault and got what he deserved. Though, he's now out and that should be the end of it as far as I'm concerned.
     


  15. jamesbond

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    If anything these are character traits of a tailor I would love to patronize. Who doesn't own a sawed off shotgun, best home defense possible (loaded with buckshot).
     


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