Turkish Cypriot businessman Asil Nadir has at last been released by a vindictive UK judiciary, one wishes he enjoys his upcoming birthday and that he begins to ask how and why he was fitted up. The “Jancom” site has most of the pertinent documents, and hopefully the HMRC and corrupt police who colluded in imprisoning Mr Nadir will be the focus of awkward questions. Project Babylon will loom large in any report on what happened.
As will the role of bent judge Lord Justice Holroyde. That name rang a bell as HHJ Holroyde was part of the crew who glossed over abuse of process and perverting the course of justice in the appeal of R v Kingston, Reynolds and O’Connell (the Groovy Gang). Central to that and another miscarriage of justice (R v Harris) was the role played by erstwhile “Abacus Security” boss Derek Haslam, of Southery. Indeed, Haslam dropped the sale price of his house from £259,995 to £253,000 very recently and is desperate to move, why is that?
What links Major Antony Watkins-Burton and Ian Hurst of “iTraceUK” in Bolton? Andrew Rosthorn has done some splendid work on the convoluted world of bent cops and dodgy deals. More needs doing.