Statement of support for Storrie
A statement was issued on The Pompey Site last night offering complete support once again to Peter Storrie, who is thought to be being used as a 'sacrificial lamb' in a 'seriously flawed' case brought against him by HMRC.
I do not want to, and will not get into the 'is he is he not guilty' thoughts, although what I cannot get my head round is HOW only he can be charged and viewed as doing something wrong yet all others, obviously including Willie McKay and Amdy Faye, who received a 'so called' payment - arguably among others - have somehow gotten away with this?
The full statement is below...
Peter Storrie: A Statement
Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced earlier that they have decided to prosecute Mr Peter Storrie with a common law offence of cheating the revenue.
We regard this action being taken by HMRC as seriously flawed.
No evidence has been presented in this extensive 32-month inquiry, supporting any allegation of offending on the part of Mr Storrie.
We wish to state as a matter of record that Mr Storrie will be shown to have acted in the proper and wholly professional discharge of his duties as Portsmouth Football Club's chief executive.
Urgent steps will be taken to highlight the lack of evidence presented by HMRC in an effort to conclude as quickly as possible this unwarranted prosecution.
Mr Storrie is known by his peers to be a man of impeccable repute. Upon the successful conclusion of these proceedings, that reputation will remain untarnished, as Mr Storrie will not allow himself to be used as a 'sacrificial lamb' to justify these unfounded allegations.
PLAY UP POMPEY!