Arresting News of (Dis)organised Crime and Corruption

THE LOVERS’ LANE MURDERS

Historic Gangland Execution Re-examined After Ex-Cop’s Corruption Claims The crime scene photos were unsettling even to the most weathered detective with a ready shield of flippancy. Two distorted torsos could be made out through a windscreen impacted by blood and human tissue. The man in the driving seat of the Mercedes was probably the first to be shot in the head at close range from the back seat. The 12-bore shotgun then turned on his girlfriend next to him. “It was one of the most vicious things I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen some ‘orrible things,” one veteran homicide detective

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PANEL BEATING

The Inside Story of Priti Patel’s Battle for the Daniel Morgan Report The family of Daniel Morgan are right to be “suspicious” of Priti Patel’s last minute block on publication of the long-awaited report into the private investigator’s notorious unsolved murder in 1987. Ludicrous reliance on the old chestnut of “national security” to justify stopping yesterday’s planned publication, after an 8-year inquiry costing £15m, has proved a spectacular own goal. It has left the Home Secretary looking even more shifty and dismissive of a family failed for 34 years by no less than five flawed police investigations and the entire criminal

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BLACK DEATH: AN UPDATE

Met police to examine corruption in 1959 racist murder   The Metropolitan police will examine corruption concerns surrounding the unsolved murder of a black man in Notting Hill after his family petitioned for an apology on the 62nd anniversary of his violent death at the hands of racists. It follows an exclusive article published by The Upsetter with journalist Mark Olden, whose investigation into the murder of Kelso Cochrane in 1959 has raised questions about the police handling of the case. Asked if the Met would apologise and support the Cochrane family’s call for release of National Archives files, that are

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PRITI VACANT

Home Secretary Snubs Morgan Family Over Corruption Report Home secretary Priti Patel will not address parliament over a landmark report her department commissioned into police corruption and a notorious, unsolved axe murder, The Upsetter can reveal. The Daniel Morgan Inquiry Panel is ready to report after an eight year probe, which will be highly critical of those running the Metropolitan police since the murder of Daniel Morgan in 1987. Last week the panel informed the Morgan family that Patel would not be making a personal statement to the Commons on its findings. It is understood the home secretary is only willing

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ROGUE COP FINGERS DICK

Morgan Murder Detective Turns On Met Commissioner   The senior detective in charge of the Daniel Morgan murder has gone rogue and accused the Metropolitan police commissioner of covering up corruption, The Upsetter can reveal. Retired detective chief superintendent David Cook has made a formal complaint that Dame Cressida Dick is part of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in the Morgan case, the most notorious and unsolved murder in the Met. The bombshell comes just ten days before the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel publishes the findings of its eight year probe into five police investigations following the axe

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