Paul Fitzsimons of Fitzsimons Mallon in Newry did a good job exposing Billy, Davy, Sammy and Robby of the RUC/PSNI over their arrest of Mr Gaughran. Retention of innocent folks DNA (Goggins v UK) is a hallmark of a de facto police state, such as Britain, indeed only Ireland and North Macedonia have no limits on how long Biometric data can be held.
The Biometric Commissioner in the UK, one notes, does not check that plod has deleted anything. He was appointed as he was an old golfing buddy of Mr McGregor, the former commissioner, who had no expertise in DNA legislation. Given the proven mendacity of the police in Britain, their word on deletion of samples is meaningless.
Miscarriages of justice are plentiful in the UK. The ECHR is a toothless tiger. Decades after S & Marper v South Yorkshire Police little progress has been made. Three quick questions to finish – why is it that Det Con Reed of East Midlands Counter “Terrorism” Unit did nothing when Alison Chabloz received a death threat?
Why are New Scotland Yard dragging their feet over compensation for Jonathan Rees and the Vian Brothers in the Daniel Morgan murder fiasco?
Isn’t it odd that Det Insp Danny Lawrence of Hertfordshire Police has a lucrative post with British Telecom? Il ha’am du’l il eh.