A lawyer who hired Dominic Cummings for his lockdown violation has alleged he was forced to move home because his investigative campaign sparked attacks on his property.
Nazir Afzal has announced that he threw a brick through the window of his Manchester home after launching his legal campaign to persecute former agent number 10 and, weeks later, “slashed” his car.
He told the Guardian, “My family was scared. I don’t blame Dominic Cummings. All I know is that in 25 years the persecution of some of the most organized criminals in the country has not attacked my home. But suddenly someone starts attacking me and mine Family and we had to move.
“Getting up is always associated with personal costs [for] what is right. In 2006, I was on an al-Qaeda death list after prosecuting Danish cartoon protesters, and in 2012 the far-right party demonstrated outside my house following the fall of the Rochdale foster gang. I accept that people will attack me personally, but I draw the line when my family is involved. “
But instead of feeling intimidated, he said it boosted his motivation.
“It made me more committed to bringing justice, not just in the Cummings case, but for anyone who feels they are not being heard. More than 3,000 people crowdfunded the Cummings Law Enforcement Campaign, and thousands more told me you are doing it for me. The point here is to restore confidence. “
Afzal set out his case for the prosecution of Cummings in an article in The New European.
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Police are currently reviewing a 225-page dossier submitted by Afzal and his lawyers.
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