A Grand Crime Solved!

The unsolved mystery of who brutally assaulted Michael Stainer at the Grand in late January 2018 was solved in Canterbury Crown Court on Monday December 2nd. 36-year-old, Roy Scott (pictured below) pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and burglary via video link from HM Prison Elmley where he is currently serving three years and eight months for burglary.

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Reports at the time linked him to a series of burglaries in Medway the area between August and December last year. He will be sentenced in January.

In a series of civil cases after the assault, both Mr and Mrs Stainer claimed that Scott had been in court in January 2018 along with other Grand residents when the Property Tribunal found the Stainers liable for arrears of service charges. This claim has never been substantiated and Kent Police never followed this up.

Scott was not the most skilled of criminals, judging from the way CCTV captured him at the time of the assault or his leaving a sock behind at the time of the earlier offence.

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5 Comments on A Grand Crime Solved!

  1. petertheteacher // December 3, 2019 at 15:08 // Reply

    Maybe we can now nail the innuendoes and half truths emanating from the Stainers that this assault was somehow connived at by some residents.

  2. sundaytele // December 3, 2019 at 20:32 // Reply

    Oh la la… in my opinion, the mystery has not been solved whatsoever! It seems that Mr & Mrs Stainer know the robber Scott and vice-versa. Indeed, Scott was not a ‘skilled “ robber , as he appeared in the court during the property tribunal hearing ( there’s nothing to do with him) to show himself off after he robbed Stainers . WHY ? WHY ??
    Please help, Mr Poirot or Miss Marple ! Because the Kent police had washed their hands off on this case.

    This is stranger than fiction!!

  3. petertheteacher // December 3, 2019 at 22:02 // Reply

    Can someone explain why the factual, repeat factual, reporting of a criminal case is being criticised by certain folk as cyber-bullying. Assault and burglary is a crime, the perpetrator has admitted his guilt, he will be sentenced. Bloody good show too!! When the crime was committed, it was widely reported and Robert Richardson was happy to be quoted and to supply images to the police. So what’s the problem now?

  4. Was in that hotel a couple of weeks ago. The staff are imho snotty.

  5. petertheteacher // December 6, 2019 at 14:38 // Reply

    The staff at the Grand are the best feature and reviews invariably single them out for praise. Management, on the other hand…………..

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