Arresting News of (Dis)organised Crime and Corruption

UNTRUE CRIME

Channel Four whitewash drama to turn corrupt cop into whistleblowing hero Channel 4 is developing a “true crime drama” that whitewashes the corruption of the senior detective who investigated the notorious axe murder of Daniel Morgan. The trial of four suspects for the 1987 murder of the south London private investigator collapsed in 2011 after details of corrupt acts by detective chief superintendent David Cook emerged in court. Since then further evidence of Cook’s persistent and varied misconduct has emerged in a successful damages claim brought by the defendants. Six high court judges found he had perverted the course of

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THE ALIBI

The Prince, Paedos and a Da Vinci Code Peer A hereditary peer could be the key to unlocking Prince Andrew’s alibi for the night he is accused of sexual assault on a trafficked seventeen-year-old girl. Lord Peter Loughborough, the 7th Earl of Rosslyn, is probably the poshest copper to have served in the Metropolitan police. For the last twelve of his thirty-four years in the force, Eton-educated Loughborough served as the commander in charge of Royalty Protection. He took over shortly after Andrew’s alleged sexual assault on Virginia Roberts at the London mews house of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in March

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THE SHIELD

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 arms

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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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