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Who is David Knott ?
David Knott sent more than 200 emails to Kier Starmer’s assistant Omar Sharif and Thornberry’s assistant Frances Simmons from Christmas Day 2019 to February 24 of this year.
He continued even after a “cease and desist” letter was sent, the Westminster Magistrates Court heard.
Knott told the court that he was making a legitimate protest about the standard of housing that had been provided to him and his disabled partner.A stained glass maker sent hundreds of abusive and obscene emails to the offices of Kier Starmer and Emily Thornberry calling the politicians ‘fucking hypocrites’, a court heard.
How old is David Knott ?
He is 46 year old.
Prosecutor Jennifer Gatland said
Prosecutor Jennifer Gatland said: “More than 200 emails were sent to the email addresses of Emily Thornberry MP and Kier Starmer MP.
“Most of them were rambling and incoherent.”
The emails included: “Take your answer and shove it up your fucking ass.
Another said, “Frankly, I think you should do some work instead of talking about language, you fucking hypocrites.”
Knott said he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after the death of his quadriplegic partner Nicholas Walker because they “saw demons coming out of the walls” of their home.
He told the court that the flat had serious noise problems during the night that left him deprived of sleep for six months.
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Knott, representing himself, said: “I was trying to make sure that no disabled person would suffer that indignity.
“I was on the streets at 14, I was HIV positive at 15, my emails are not the same as those of someone who went to Oxford or Harvard.
“Six months of sleep deprivation, we saw demons coming out of the walls.
“I still can’t make stained glass windows.
“I don’t care how they felt, I wanted them to do their job and protect the most vulnerable in our society.
“What I suffered, how incredible my partner was, he lost the ability to move his remaining arm, he was psychotic.”
Knott denied it, but was found guilty of two counts of nonviolent harassment in Westminster Magistrates Court . He was released on bail prior to sentencing on October 1.
The disability rights activist told the court that his severe dyslexia prevented him from reading the “cease and desist” letter sent to him by Kier Starmer’s office, and that he was illiterate until he was 41 years old.
He told the court that his white blood cell count fell below 200 due to lack of sleep and he suffered pneumonia due to his AIDS.
Knott denied it, but was convicted of two counts of nonviolent stalking.
He was released on bail prior to the October 1 sentencing.
David Knott Quicks and Facts
- David Knott, 46, sent hundreds of abusive emails to offices of Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry
- He denied but was convicted of two counts of harassment without violence
- Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard he sent emails even after a ‘cease and desist’ letter
- The stained-glass window maker was released on bail ahead of sentencing