His Honour Justice Mitting (to whom I will return) ruled that Jonathan Rees and the Vian Brothers were not subject to malicious police actions. However, the fourth member of the group, ex Det Sgt Sid Fillery, won part of his case. The use of paid police perjurers James Ward and Gary Eaton by disgraced ex DCS Dave Cook (Mr Jacqui Hames) weighed heavily in the case. There is also a mountain of evidence against ex Det Con Derek G Haslam, now trying to live off radar near the Nene Washes.
Mitting, as with Holroyde, Rafferty et al, is bent. His ruling in Plebgate re-enforces the view that Neuberger took, that the judiciary are “off limits” to any form of criticism. The trial of Vian & ors v Commissioner of police was always going to be a win-win. It would have been preferable to have had a clear judgement, but with the case over (at least for now) a huge trove of documents are waiting to be released into the public domain.
We are witnessing the burial of what was left of DCS Cook’s reputation and Peter Jukes credibility. A concluding note, Jukes “book” (or, is it as with all his work, a series of tweets linked by the rare sentence?) ought to be out at roughly the same time as a huge “Ace” held by Mr Rees et al is disclosed.. It could lead to the quickest pulping in history.