Norman Fowler was recently arrested in Spain and was put in a jail in Alicante for gun related matters, but has been released on bail despite a warrant for his arrest in the UK after being sentenced to prison for theft.
It has been reported that Norman Fowler was using the new alias of JJ McClure while living in Costa Blanca and Pedreguer, both close to Alicante, Spain and synonymous with British ex-pats and the BBC reported that he had attempted to defraud another victim by selling a vehicle reported as stolen. Continue reading →
In a shocking BBC investigative report, it was revealed that Norman Fowler and a number of convicted rapists, child abusers and criminals who’ve committed sexual assaults were on the run from police and have not been brought to justice.
Norman Fowler was convicted in 2014 and has since been on the run from the UK police, he absconded to Spain and was recently arrested on unrelated matters and has been released on bail despite his criminal conviction in the UK.
Since absconding Fowler began using a new alias, JJ McClure and had been held in an Alicante prison for a short time before being released on bail and is once again on the streets of Pedreguer.
Thousands of convicted criminals skip court for charges including child sex offences and rape are on the run.
More information can be found out on the BBC website about how thousands of rapists, child abusers and Norman Fowler (AKA JJ McClure) are on the run, the oldest conviction dating back to 1980: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36024690
Norman Fowler / JJ McClure is of large stature, has a northern accent and generally a polite person. He was last seen in Pedreguer, Alicante and was arrested on unrelated gun matters but has since been released on bail
It would appear that Norman Fowler is wanted for £22,000 worth of fraud to 9 victims.
Since starting this website I have blogged about what happened with Norman and also dealing with the police. I talked about how I felt completely failed by the legal system and the police who uphold it.
I was scammed by Norman Fowler back in 2012, he hired some camera equipment from me and never returned it. He gave me various excuses while I tried to get the police to act, but they did absolutely nothing.
Norman Fowler made a mockery of the legal system, he didn’t turn up to his first plea hearing or the trial by jury. For his plea hearing he claimed to have a sore back, and for the trial by jury I was told that he had actually done a runner to Spain, AKA Costa Del Crime!
What’s crazy is the police interviewed me after Norman claimed I had harassed him… meanwhile according to Essex Police Norman Fowler committed a further 8 frauds to other victims, which could have been prevented had they acted sooner and not allowed Norman Fowler to play the system.
I’ll be updating the site with various news from other websites reporting on the case.
I received a letter from the Norfolk Criminal Justice Services which read as follows
Norfolk Criminal Justice Services
Victim and Witness Support
2 St James Court
27th February 2014 01603 276298 / 276858
Fax Number : 01603 276261
Office Hours 8.00 am to 5 pm
Non Emergency Tel: 101
Case Against: Norman FOWLER
Unique Reference Number: 36CJ/52546/13
Offence and date of offence – Theft on 01/11/12
Notice to attend Norwich Crown Court on 22nd April 2014 at 10am
I am writing to confirm that you are required to attend court to give your evidence.
At the hearing on 21st February, 2014 at Norwich Crown Court, Norman Fowler pleaded “not guilty” to the following offence:
THEFT, contrary to section 1(1) of the Theft Act 1968.
This means a trial will now take place.
The trial is set to begin on 22nd April, 2014 at the Norwich Crown Court. It is expected to last for two days
At this stage I am unable to tell you the exact time and date when you should attend, however, it is likely to be early on in the trial. I appreciate that it may be difficult to keep all this time free, but it is very important at this stage that you are available to attend court at any time throughout the trial. As soon as I know the exact date and time when you should attend, I will let you know.
Please call or email me to confirm your attendance.
I will pass your details to the Witness Service who can help you on the day at court. They can also arrange for you to visit the court before the day of trial so you can look around.
For further information please visit the website:-
In 2009 the Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS) wrote to another victim of Norman Fowler’s. Norman Fowler pleased guilty to damaging the victim’s car and was ordered to pay £2000 compensation. Further, a judgement was issued at the Hull County Court for £7,253.62.
As of 2009 it would seem that Norman Fowler hadn’t paid any of the compensation to his victim, and I was advised over social media that Norman Fowler had in fact only paid approximately £000 – instead of the £7,253.62 he was ordered to pay.
So in effect, Norman Fowler committed a crime, was ordered to pay compensation by the court, then didn’t and continued to scam people, including myself.
Looking at Norman Fowler’s activities in the past and his dealings with the courts, it would suggest to me that orders of compensation and hours of community service are not working as he continues to break the law and doesn’t comply to any punishment.
I don’t blame Norman Fowler for his actions, as children often display a similar behaviour. If they are punished and the punishment is not actually enforced then the child would obviously have no respect for the authority dealing out said punishment.
I hope that the law sees that Norman Fowler hasn’t reformed despite being given multiple chances to do so, I hope that this time Norman Fowler is indeed punished properly for the things he continues to get away with… hopefully we’ll see soon!!
It’s less than 3 weeks until Norman Fowler appears in Norwich Crown Court to enter his plea hearing.
Norman Fowler was earlier arrested on warrant after not appearing at Norwich Magistrates Court. When he was arrested he entered a not guilty for the offence of theft and has elected for a trial at Norwich Crown Court.
Since receiving this email in October, I have been advised on email that Norman Fowler has in fact scammed someone else using similar techniques to the way in which he scammed myself. Continue reading →
Defendant Norman Fowler was arrested on warrant for the offence of theft and was taken to magistrates court where he entered a not guilty plea. Norman Fowler also elected for the trial to be held at the Norwich Crown Court where it will be held in front of a jury.
This seems to make a mockery of the system, Norman Fowler avoided the first court date and as a result creates more work in creating a warrant, enforcing the warrant, it wastes the time of those at the magistrates court when he was meant to appear… I could write an endless list.
It appears that Norman Fowler knows the system to well and is able to play it in his favour, I expect this is probably why he’s opted for Crown Court to appeal to a jury and gain their sympathy. He certainly appealed to me and gave me a sad story and has done with other victims. He’s also evaded serious punishment the other times he has appeared in Crown Court.
It was reported on the Grimbsy Telegraph that: “Fowler, who had since attempted suicide and been sectioned under the mental health act, had borrowed £30,000 from a loan shark which he repaid, but was subject of threats to pay another £30,000, the court was told.” – and you can’t help feel sorry for him after reading that, however I expect this is just a fabrication for the jury to feel pitiful towards Norman Fowler.
I’ve been told by the Witness Care Team that I will have to wait until early January to find out what is going on with regards to court time and whether I am required to make an appearance, but I expect this time be a long and drawn out process. Let’s hope that Norman Fowler doesn’t strike in the mean time!
Norman Fowler was summoned to Norwich Magistrates’ Court on 30th September however, Norman Fowler failed to attend court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The Police are making every effort to find Norman Fowler in order to bring him to court as soon as possible and I have been advised to speak to my local Police Station if I have any information that may help, or if I need to speak to them for any other reason.
In the meanwhile, I am being investigated by the Norfolk Constabulary as I believe Norman Fowler has lodged a complaint about harassment, which I will continue to update on this site.
While speaking to another victim of Norman Fowler’s, I was told that Norman Fowler also filed a harassment complaint about them. This was after Norman smashed up his car with a baseball bat.