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MYSTERY AS EVIL CABAL BLOG VANISHES INTO CYBERSPACE

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Confusion surrounds the closure of the Liverpool evil cabal blog, which carried allegations about former city counc...
Confusion surrounds the closure of the Liverpool evil cabal blog, which carried allegations about former city council chief executive Sir David Henshaw and his colleagues.

The council blocked access from its computers (LGC, 3 August) but would not say whether it had forced the site to close.

This week the blog carried only a statement that it was 'temporarily unavailable but the fight goes on'.

Chief executive Colin Hilton told staff last week that he was 'attempting to have the website removed in order to prevent further upset'. A later council statement said: 'The city council is extremely pleased that this vile and defamatory site has been forced to close down following, we understand, scores of complaints from individuals and organisations.

'The city council has acted throughout this matter to protect its reputation and most importantly the interests of its staff, many of them quite junior, who were maliciously libelled by the anonymous author of this vindictive and nasty blog site.'

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: 'The council asked the police to look at it, but there is no suggestion of a criminal offence [being committed].'

The term 'evil cabal' first arose in emails about Sir David written by then leader Mike Storey (Lib Dem), which became public last year (LGC, 2 June 2005).

Attempts to contact blogger 'Tony Parrish' were unsuccessful.

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