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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BOULDERDASH

BOULDERDASH Celebs: Stop Greenpeace Trial For Protecting British Oceans ECO-ACTIVIST celebrities have made a last minute intervention urging the government to abandon its prosecution of Greenpeace for dropping boulders off the coast of Brighton in an effort to protect the seabed from industrial fishing. Actors, rock stars, writers and TV chefs have accused ministers of turning a blind eye to “destructive bottom trawling” by industrial fishing vessels, which are allowed to operate in the protected marine zones around Britain’s coastal waters.  The celebrities slammed the Tory government for its “lack of ambition” and “leadership” in protecting Britain’s oceans and asked it

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THE RIDDLE OF POLLARDS HILL

THE RIDDLE OF POLLARDS HILL A Dead Cop, A Missed Gun, A Magic Bullet and A Loyal Watchdog A bombshell tape recording has emerged showing “collusion” between the watchdog and Metropolitan police during a probe into the bizarre circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of sergeant Matt Ratana last year. The Upsetter can reveal that the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) has been passing intelligence to the Met that it gleaned from private discussions with the family of Louis de Zoysa, who was also shot inside Croydon police station. An IOPC manager is recorded revealing that in addition the Met decides

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RUNWAY CORRUPTION

Bribes, Blind Eyes and Corruption At The Airport. Gatwick Airport and Sussex police ignored whistleblowing claims of bribery and corruption and left a critical part of the national infrastructure exposed to organised crime and terrorism for six years, The Upsetter can reveal. Private detectives eventually stepped in and launched an undercover operation into an allegedly corrupt network behind Gatwick’s official airport transfer service, the only taxi company allowed to operate inside the international airport. The private sleuths, who were called in by the overseas owners of the taxi firm, feared that terrorists and drug traffickers were also using the network to

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