After Ed Opperman kindly interviewed me for his podcast, it struck me that I had not fully addressed what I am going to call the “James incident”. “Operation Two Bridges” was a smokescreen to divert attention from how poorly New Scotland Yard dealt with the Daniel Morgan murder. Two Bridges shrouded in non disclosure, heavily redacted, is a poor attempt at exculpation.
It is certain that if the role of Derek Haslam became publicized then Haslam, and his handlers ex Det Ch Insp Chris Jarratt (of Worboys infamy) and Det Ch Supt Dave Wood (mentioned in The Untouchables) would all face jail for criminal activity. Haslam being an informer is now in the public domain (see Poulton debrief). Haslam also wrote a letter to Liz Truss M.P stating that Jarratt and Wood ordered him to commit criminal acts.
The bugging of “Southern” never accrued even one comment from Jonathan Rees about the murder of Morgan.
Haslam never speaks on the audio tape, why is that?
Haslam requested that Jon Rees put a tracker in Kim James car, Haslam originally attempted to get Jon Rees to break in to Mrs James’s house.
The planting of drugs idea in the Simon James/Kim James divorce and custody battle was the same modus operandi used in the case of John “Reg” Elliott.
Jarratt, on his promotion application, wrote that he had not “lost” the drugs, instead planting these in an apartment, a similar method to the James incident.
In a contemporary case Jarratt had planted drugs, then used an informer to get Kevin Garner collect the narcotics. Garner turned supergrass, which led to the miscarriage of justice known as R v Harris, Howell and May.
As to the James incident – there was no audio recording of Rees served in the miscarriage of justice which became his trial. The audio recording was not given as “Haslam would be up to his neck” in criminality.
Finally, the motive for Morgan’s murder now weighs heavily in favour of missing drugs from Malta. The net is closing in.