The Grauniad plunges ever downward with today’s take on the upcoming “Panorama” documentary.
Given that Henry McDonald is quite the crypto loyalist he omits the fact that Ian Hurst is a mortgage defaulter, hence part of his flight from Ireland. No need to worry Sgt Hurst, the Garda are far more concerned with covering up their role in the murder of Eddie Fullerton, than your location.
McDonald almost gets it wrong with his assertion that Scappaticci may have been Stakeknife. He was “Kerbstone”. The reason the Ministry of Defence gagged Hurst is that he is, at best, a dangerous Walter Mitty figure.
McDonald states that Hurst is quoted going on about the police “turning a blind eye” to illegality. Greater Manchester Police certainly do, regarding Hurst’s current quasi criminal activity. Birds of a feather flock together and Hurst is desperate to make money for his daughter Enya’s upcoming wedding.
In that he links to Peter Jukes, desperate to flog plod’s narrative on the Daniel Morgan murder cover up – Hurst links to disgraced ex Det Con Derek Haslam, who wants us to think he is in Mallorca. True, it is his chav spiritual home, so one will not mention his son Stuart Ritchie Haslam of South Green near Peterborough and his arrest in a Pattaya whore house. Thai police are so ready to accept bribes.
Finally Haslam and Hurst link via animal rights, Haslam infiltrated and sabotaged SHAC whilst with “Verify” and Hurst is implicated in Bolton dog fight betting.