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#184914
MWTW

He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Mark Williams-Thomas
Mark Williams-Thomas
@mwilliamsthomas
Structure and script meeting today for a crime series in which I am investigating two major unsolved murders.
8:45 am · 10 Jan 2019 · Twitter for iPhone

Here we go
A darkened room or gazing out to sea , autumn leaves blowing down a street a computer keyboard just showing someone typing.
The background music a little erie lots of pretence building the ten sion and ending with being no further forward than the beginning.
I would be very surprised if mainstream TV have this failed investigator on ever again.
Lights camera action
Cue Mark in a flash car

Ps Mark instead of renting one for the filming in have my nice 2018 Jaguars (all paid for) at your disposal for filming.
Genuine offer as long as I can be on set and ask some questions I need to put to you face to face #dontshityourself
 
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#184927
Jo

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Your description sounds pretty accurate! It's hard to see how this is supposed to be any different from any other "real crime" programme/docudrama. Saying he's "investigating" anything sounds like an attempt to dress up just another opportunity to pruriently pore over other people's tragedy and pore salt in the wounds. What's the point (apart from making money)? Have any of his "investigations" led to progress in a case? Can the efforts of an ex police constable really be expected to?

If he wanted to solve crime, why did he leave the police? I don't suppose we'll ever get an answer to that question.
 
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#184928
Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
There are several answers to your question Jo. Money? Chewing Gum (massive promotion)? Problems like an affair with a Surrey plodder? Selling leaks for cash?
 
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#184932
Jo

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Ah, most interesting! Branching out into chewing gum removal doesn't exactly sound like a step up. He couldn't have known that he would move into more lucrative territory, which brings us back to the question of why he left the police.
 
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#184951
'M'

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
He had to leave before being pushed. When it comes out as it will in time but I think there are implications for others so he fell on his sword.
The chewing gum job I'm not sure is it true? I always thought it just came from him becoming a private investigator ie a Gumshoe also know as 'a private dick'
 
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#184957
Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
'M' wrote:
He had to leave before being pushed. When it comes out as it will in time but I think there are implications for others so he fell on his sword.
The chewing gum job I'm not sure is it true? I always thought it just came from him becoming a private investigator ie a Gumshoe also know as 'a private dick'


But if he was pushed out, wouldn't someone have announced it to Max Clifford or the like?
 
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#184958
Jo

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
It apparently is true. He's listed as a director here: companycheck.co.uk/company/03887121/GUMF...companies-house-data

I tend to think he must have left for some embarrassing reason as it would explain his moving to such a role.
 
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Sheba Bear

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
The chewing gum company was Gumfighters UK Limited, which was dissolved in 2011:

opencorporates.com/companies/gb/03887121

There's a reference to it in the Yorkshire Post of 19th March 2002:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/cleaning-bl...ets-of-gum-1-2428889

"GumFighters director Mark Williams-Thomas said: “We are pleased to be working to create a cleaner and healthier environment for everybody in Sheffield. However, it is very important that people realise the damage caused by discarded gum and dispose of it correctly.”

He added the best way to dispose of chewing gum was to return the used piece back to its wrapper, secure it within scrap paper or, if you insist, swallow it.

“Don’t worry, it won’t collect in your intestines. It will just pass through your system in one piece, because gum base can’t be digested.,” added Mr Williams-Thomas."
 
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#184971
Jo

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Sheba Bear wrote:
There's a reference to it in the Yorkshire Post of 19th March 2002:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/cleaning-bl...ets-of-gum-1-2428889

"GumFighters director Mark Williams-Thomas said: “We are pleased to be working to create a cleaner and healthier environment for everybody in Sheffield. However, it is very important that people realise the damage caused by discarded gum and dispose of it correctly.”

He added the best way to dispose of chewing gum was to return the used piece back to its wrapper, secure it within scrap paper or, if you insist, swallow it.

“Don’t worry, it won’t collect in your intestines. It will just pass through your system in one piece, because gum base can’t be digested.,” added Mr Williams-Thomas."

Haha! What an interesting find. Not really surprising he wouldn't want to draw attention to that aspect of his career.

No mention of chewing gum in this recent interview: www.mediamasters.fm/wp-content/uploads/2...dcast-Transcript.pdf There he seems to be saying that he left the police because of the pressure (e.g. no days off for weeks, middle-of-the-night call-outs), little opportunity to be proactive (whatever proactive means) and lack of control over his job.
 
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#184986
'M'

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Another Mark Williams-Thomas possibly? He loves to blow his own and I'm sure he would of mentioned it after all he is an expert in,
Investigating.
Aircraft disappearing.
Murder.
Rape.
Sex offenders.
Not finding conclusion.
Upsetting people.
Selling personal information.
Taking old headed note paper.
Calling every sex offender a Paedophile.
Being a promoter of The Bogie Man.
Driving a flash car while wearing an expensive watch (loaned by Pacour who has distanced himself from Mark)
And an absolute expert at being a narcissist.
 
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#184989
Jo

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
It must be the same person, as on the companycheck site his date of birth is given as January 1970 on the Gumfighters page (companycheck.co.uk/company/03887121/GUMF...companies-house-data) and on the Mark Williams-Thomas page (companycheck.co.uk/director/912215244/MR...LIAMS-THOMAS/summary).

Here's another quote:

Reds get stuck into tacky task

Mark Williams-Thomas, from GumFighters UK, the specialist London firm carrying out the work, is hoping the device will net the company millions nationwide.

He said: ''Sir Alex is the most famous gum-chewer in football, but some of the other people who use Old Trafford haven't been as tidy.

''We've not assessed his dugout yet - but all areas will be checked thoroughly and blobs removed.''

So there's another string to his bow: sticky blob removal.
 
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#185025
'M'

Re:He is off again not solving crimes 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Must be him then good investigation Jo
 
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