Juan Evangelista Narvaez Lopez was a Colombian supergrass whose path crossed that of some interesting characters. It is how Stuart Sampson (formerly of the CPS) and Det Ch Supt David Imrie-Cook link, then how they conspired to stop innocent men being exonerated and compensated, which will detain us here. Operation Abelard II was sabotaged internally by ex Det Con Derek “Sooty” Haslam*.
John Yates and Dave Cook (Imrie-Cook, do try to keep up) were anxious to frame Jonathan Rees and the Vian Brothers over the Daniel Morgan murder (hence Operation Bedingham, by using James Ward as a supergrass, this is all in the public domain). Sampson refused to go ahead with a prosecution of Cook. The past is coming back to haunt Sampson.
*Haslam’s connection to Det Con David Wheeler of Hampshire, the constabulary who covered up Op Abelard II?