Arresting News of (Dis)organised Crime and Corruption

THE SHIELD

THE SHIELD EXCL: Scotland Yard protected gangland informant who helped kill a cop. SCOTLAND YARD protected a gangland informant despite evidence that he supplied the guns used to murder a community police officer and a member of the public. An Upsetter investigation can also reveal that the informant was working with an ex-cop to sell weapons to the underworld. This included the two 9mm pistols used in the double murder of PC Patrick Dunne and William Danso in October 1993. But rather than pursue the informant, Scotland Yard helped him get a soft sentence when he was caught in possession of enough

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DATA(DE)BASE

Special Branch corruption and a plot to deceive the Prime Minister A ROGUE Special Branch unit was quietly disbanded after falsifying reports about an MI5 informant on one of the UK’s most secret intelligence databases, The Upsetter can reveal. The counter-terrorism unit, which worked with MI5 to neutralise threats to UK transport networks, became mired in corrupt and unethical practices around the “chaotic” recruitment and management of informants. An informant handler in the unit admitted fabricating reports on the National Special Branch Intelligence System (NSBIS), which holds ‘SECRET’ information about domestic extremism and counter-terrorism. He claimed bosses told him to manipulate the

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NO CLOONEY

Murdoch stopped George Clooney film based on phone hacking book, claims author. GEORGE CLOONEY was thwarted from making a film about the phone hacking scandal by Rupert Murdoch. The fascinating claim was recently made by former Guardian journalist, Nick Davies, at an event marking the tenth anniversary of the scandal he helped expose, which led to the closure of The News of The World and the Leveson public inquiry.   According to Davies, when Clooney optioned his book Hack Attack: How The Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch he warned the movie star that the media mogul’s malign reach in the US would cause him “trouble”. 

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HOBNOBBING WITH VILLAINY

HOBNOBBING WITH VILLAINY The Upsetter interviews Professor Dick Hobbs about his new book ‘The Business’ Professor Dick Hobbs grew up in the east London borough of Newham and his new book The Business is a love letter to a world of skullduggery that changed with the decline of the docks, gentrification and the rise of the drug dealer. The unconventional academic fielded a few questions from The Upsetter about the changing face of so-called organised crime in London and unleashed an assault on ‘ivory tower wankers’, those cashing in on Covid, crooks in leisure wear and the concept of a McMafia. How does a man

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‘DIRTY ASIAN CUNT’

What the police and watchdog did when a female officer texted this. The multiple inquiries into a toxic police culture launched in the wake of the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard would do well to also examine the culture of cover up in professional standards departments that are supposedly rooting out misogyny, sexism and racism in the ranks. The Upsetter has learned of a case in Derbyshire police that is shrouded in secrecy. The events that follow took place in the shadow of the Everard case. They reveal how a professional standards department (PSD) turned a blind eye to

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