Thirteen minutes in, one is regaled with David Wood. What “Indefinite films” and Channel 4 do not disclose, is that he is a corrupt cop. There is one looming hole in the episode – who planted the bug at the office of “Southern Investigations”? Derek G Haslam has become toxic, a proven liar, involved in criminal activity. The viewer is then given a clip of Tom Kingston (Groovy Gang) yet not told that Haslam illegally obtained defence documents from Mr Kingston.
Now to the part dealing with Simon James, along with his ex wife “glamour model” Kim James. The transcript has omitted Haslam’s voice, one only hears Jonathan Rees (found innocent five times) replying, plus, the transcript has no intonation. As to Jimmy Cook, he was found not guilty.
Alastair Morgan, drug addict and ex psychiatric patient (as was Haslam) is given an opportunity to speak. What you are not told is that Haslam (sent in by New Scotland Yard to sabotage the family’s quest for justice) described Al Morgan as “a professional mourner on £30,000 a year” (see “Poulton debrief”).
DCS David Zinzan (now making a crust from “advising” on “Line of duty” and other programmes) weights in against Jonathan Rees. As with Wood, Zinzan is a bent cop. There is part of the episode devoted to DCS David Cook and Jacqui Hames. Regarding surveillance, this was due to interest in an article on police corruption. I shall leave that there.
It was unwise to place emphasis on Alex Marunchak. He was close to Ian Hurst (Martin Ingram) a Bolton debt collector. Hurst is an MI5 employee who made proven false claims in connection to “Stakeknife“. A Lidl’s “Walter Mitty” Hurst is now an object of derision by serious commentators. Hurst’s sole Paladin is Peter Jukes, also a mortgage fraudster. The cost of the Morgan debacle is £140 million, not £30 million.
At 38 minutes a segment alludes to Garry and Glenn Vian “dry firing” a weapon. An exhaustive police raid failed to find anything. Where, o where, is the magical disappearing firearm? Goggzilla hopes to address the suicide of Alan “Taffy” Holmes and the central part Haslam played in it.
Finally for today, Emmy Griffiths and Monica Greep, try and write an accurate account.