With the trial of the century (Vian & ors v Commissioner of the police of the Metropolis) taking a break until Monday* at 11 am in Court 76 under Justice Mitting, time to look at other news.
Chris Spivey is a divisive figure, I do not agree with his theories on Lee Rigby, but, as with Alison Chabloz, he either has the freedom to promulgate them, or we enter a realm whereby dissenting views are silenced. Who is so upset by Mr Spivey’s blog?
None other than Essex Police (you may recall them from such miscarriages of justice as the Lee Balkwell murder cover up, the cases of Michael Barrymore and that of Ch Insp Ben Hodder of Thurrock).
Spivey now faces a four thousand pound fine. Perhaps mortgage fraudster Peter Jukes could chip in a few grand?
*23 January, and still no sign of ex DCS Dave Cook. Police Scotland know he is in Kirkcaldy but are unable to track him down. Ought they to ask fellow bent cop Martin Bridger of Op Tempura infamy?
Or Cambridgeshire’s newest resident Derek Haslam? One hears he is trying to get off any charges on an insanity plea. He drives Asil Nadir and many others crazy.