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Friends pay tribute to Harrow activist and ‘people’s hero’ Patrick Cullinane
Bethan Hâf Marsh , Reporter
The sudden death of a political activist has rocked the community.
Irish born Patrick Cullinane, 66, was found unconscious and not breathing after police officers forced entry into his house in Harrow on Saturday November 12.
Officers were called to an address in Augustine Road at around 12:43pm.
Police carried out CPR but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death is not being treated as suspicious, and a file has been passed to the coroner.
Patrick Cullinane started working at Elstree Studios in 1982 as a stage hand for Warner Bros.It was as a result of the casual nature of his work that he entered into a dispute with HMRC that led to the loss of his house and informed his activism.
Revenue inspectors estimated that by 1992, Mr Cullinane’s had an unpaid tax bill as £68,000, based on an estimate of £17,500 a year rental income over seven years from two spare rooms in his home.
His house was repossessed in 1998 and in 1999 his house was sold for £125,000.
Mr Cullinane spent his life fighting against the HMRC and helping others in need.
Financial activist and author Dafydd Morgan said: “I have known Patrick Cullinane for over ten years and have worked with him on many projects that were near to his heart.
“I heard about the news on Saturday afternoon, as police were in the house, and as it was happening.
“I’ve had a lot of calls coming in today with people being upset over the news. Patrick was full of beans, he was persistent, and very active in supporting the public at large, as well as working on his own struggles.
“He was well respected by the communities here in the UK, Ireland and internationally for his respect of human rights, Magna Carta and the rule of law.
“I have spoken to Patrick’s family and commiserated with them in their sudden and tragic loss. We will notify you further when we have any news updates in relation to the funeral arrangements.”
Hailed as the ‘people’s hero’, a Facebook group in his memory has been created and friends and fellow activists have been sharing memories and tributes to their friend.
Updated: Patrick Cullinane – LAST EMAIL FROM PATRICK 10 NOV. 16 + ARCHIVE
Patrick Cullinane R.I.P. 16 Nov. 16
It is with great sadness that we confirm that Patrick Cullinane, the famous Common Law Lawyer has passed away at the age of 66 years. Concerned neighbours who had not seen Patrick for a couple of days alerted police to his home last Saturday where he was found deceased from a massive stroke.
Funeral Mass is expected to be in a couple of weeks time at Harrow and he will be buried in Ireland.
The people’s hero. . .
Patrick Cullinane was considered to be one of the leading activists representing the interests of the people throughout the UK and Ireland. Despite his own longstanding issues involving HMRC, the theft of his home and the determination to expose the establishment, Patrick worked tirelessly in looking after the everyday citizen “24-7-365” and was never afraid of any confrontation with authority – always prepared to stand and be counted, looking after his client’s interests. He will be missed..
This man was right all along – Philip Inman
Dafydd Morgan says “I have known Patrick Cullinane for over ten years and have worked with him on many projects that were near to his heart. He was well respected by the communities here in the UK, Ireland and Internationally for his respect of human rights, Magna Carta and the rule of law. I have spoken to Patrick’s family and commiserated with them in their sudden and tragic loss. We will notify you further when we have any news updates in relation to the funeral arrangements”
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