Much will hinge on the mental state of ex Det Ch Supt Mr
Jacqui Hames Dave Cook in the forthcoming appeal in London. Should plod get it wrong, it will cost £4 million to be added to the £140 million already squandered. What will the House of Lords say? Either Cook is playing the “mental illness card” and should not have been in charge of a major murder investigation and has perverted the course of justice, or he is very ill, in which case it is a life tariff in Broadmoor or Rampton.
Now to Docherty. One would not “sentence a cat on his testimony” and New Scotland Yard face damaging revelations over the use of such a poor witness in the largest civil action in UK legal history, plus questions asked over why an unreliable character such as Docherty was even used.
The roles of John Yates and Stuart Sampson need to be further uncovered, as does the affair between Iris Morgan and Klaus Neu. Not looking good for Old Bill.
Finally to Bolton’s best known anorexic, Ian Hurst. The former handler of
Stakeknife Walter Mitty character is closely linked to Dave “Wibble” Cook and other unsavory folks, such as Mitting..