Day 179 - 30 Oct 95 - Page 02

     1                                      Monday, 30th October, 1995
     3   MR. MORRIS:  I would like to call our witness,
     4        Mr. Simon Gibney.
     6   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Yes.
     8                      SIMON JAMES GIBNEY, sworn
     9                      Examined by the Defendants
    11   MR. MORRIS:  The microphones do not amplify your voice, so you
    12        have to speak slowly and clearly.
    14   THE WITNESS:   OK.
    16   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  If you want, what I suggest you do is start
    17        standing up, Mr. Gibney, because it is easier to hear
    18        witnesses if they stand up.  If at any stage you want to
    19        sit down during your evidence, just pull the chair
    20        forward.
    22   THE WITNESS:   Thank you.
    24   MR. MORRIS:  Can you give us your full name and address, please,
    25        Mr. Gibney?
    26        A.  Simon James Gibney, ****************, **********,
    27        *****, *******.
    29   Q.   You say in your statement that you are 25 years old.  What
    30        are you now?
    31        A.  I am 27.
    33   Q.   27 now.  Can you just say what your current position is?
    34        A.  I am a self-employed partner in a small transport
    35        company.
    37   Q.   That is based in Colchester?
    38        A.  That is right.
    40   Q.   Just a little bit about what you have been doing since you
    41        left McDonald's.  You joined McDonald's in June 1984 as a
    42        16-year-old; is that correct?
    43        A.  That is right, yes.
    45   Q.   I am going to go into that in a minute.  You left in
    46        December 1987?
    47        A.  Yes, that is right.
    49   Q.   What have you been doing since then; what jobs and what
    50        positions have you done since? 
    51        A.  A stop gap, I worked in a public house for a short 
    52        while before becoming self-employed; mainly waste 
    53        collection; and, since 1990, the transport business.
    55   Q.   I am going to read out your statement and ask you questions
    56        after that, just to explain certain details and expand a
    57        little bit.  Have you got your statement in front of you?
    58        A.  I have.
    60   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  If you just follow it as Mr. Morris reads

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