According to Points West last night, the police have confirmed that the anonymous former applicant was indeed subjected to intimidation:
“The police have confirmed to us that his car window was smashed, his flowerbeds damaged and his name spray painted on a wall near his house”
Peter Crispin, of SAVE, added that they had even installed CCTV to try to allay the worries of the man.
If you are quick, you can catch the broadcast here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01cyzh2/BBC_Points_West_06_03_2012/
The report starts at 7 minutes 50 seconds in.
The question that springs to my mind is whether this intimidation could also be linked to the alleged bribe, i.e. was this a carrot and stick combination?
Otherwise we have at least two different people, both of whom knew the name and address of the supposedly anonymous applicant, both willing to, allegedly, apply undue pressure.