The blog site dealing with North Wales Police corruption is usually good, but today rehashed some distinctly old rumours.
On Monday (tomorrow) Justice Mitting (Plebgate) will begin to assess the evidence on the largest civil action in British legal history against the Metropolitan Police.
Let us dissect the “Press Gang” article. Who planted the bugging device, and why? Derek G Haslam, an ex Det Con who knew (and betrayed) Alan “Taffy” Holmes, and played a role in Holmes suicide, was a pal of Jonathan Rees and Sid Fillery. It must be noted that all the time the bug was in “Southern Investigations” office neither Rees nor Fillery had anything they said used against them, in connection with the Daniel Morgan murder, which New Scotland Yard was attempting to frame them for (more than once).
Now to DCS Dave Cook (Mr Jacqui Hames) who is being white knighted by the main stream media such as Peter Jukes. Cook is so tainted, instead of clearing his name in the Vian & ors v Commissioner of police trial, he has fled to Scotland.
Much is made of Fillery possessing child porn, yet not the fact that it was Derek G Haslam who gave it to him. Haslam links to the same masonic lodge as Chief Constable Simon Bailey, ACPO lead on nonces.
Alex Marunchak is mentioned, though not the fact that Ian Hurst ( who falsely claimed to be the handler of “Stakeknife” plus many other Walter Mitty lies) is suing Marunchak.
Top police figures such as Sir John Stevens and John Yates are implicated in high level corruption, Mitting must bear in mind what will occur once he rules on the trail.
Finally Peter Jukes “Fall of the House of Murdoch” is quoted. Jukes is now totally discredited, a somewhat shabby mortgage fraudster.
Update. After his (convenient) mental breakdown in October 1989 Haslam began a new career with Cambridgeshire Constabulary working on spy (CCTV) cameras. This coincides with his attempts to bring down animal rights activists connected to monitoring Huntingdon Life Science, Haslam’s time with “Verify” and Oxford labs using animals and subject to protest was dealt with earlier. Ian Hurst is supposed to be making money from illegal dog fights in the Bolton area and giving the Greater Manchester Police their usual cut.