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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MAXCOIN

Mosley Puffed By ‘Independent’ Film He Funded Max Mosley will be lionised in an “independent” documentary made by a film company in which he and his wife are major shareholders, The Upsetter can reveal. Mosley: It’s Complicated, which is billed as “unauthorised”, is expected in cinemas next month. Actor Hugh Grant is among the fawning usual suspects to be found praising Mosley for taking on the press after a tabloid sting in 2008 exposed his predilection for sadomasochistic orgies with prostitutes. The documentary makers were granted special access to the scandal-ridden Formula One motor racing boss turned privacy campaigner, who died of cancer

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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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BLACK DEATH

Apology Plea to Met Police Over Murder 62 Years Ago Today   A gang of around five white youths overpower a solitary black man on a London street at night. One of them drives a knife deep into him. The fatal attack is unprovoked and over in seconds.  A few witnesses come forward, but they cannot identify the gang with court-proof accuracy. There’s an added complication. The murder occurs in an area targeted by the far-right and home to a tight-knit community with a large criminal population who look dimly on those who assist the police. The names of those

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