No sooner had I set off for Belfast, than I heard long awaited news, concerning the former lead in the most recent botched attempt to fit up “Southern Investigations” boss, Jonathan Rees. Though embargoed I sat on this. Uber corrupt Det Ch Supt Dave Cook (alias Imrie-Cook) is being sued and has few options.
Excellent article by Fiona Hamilton and Michael Gillard.
The cost exceeds £140 million (not £14 million, as reported). Mr Rees and the Vian Brothers were framed, now, Dave Cook is trying to “do a Derek Haslam” and plead mental illness. Odd that Cook was able to negotiate a book and putative film deal, whilst Jacqui Hames was having an affair with her first husband, Vice Squad maven, Michael Hames. (Hence the surveillance).
Another excellent article, it omits that the undercover operative is Derek G Haslam, now hiding in Shouldham, Norfolk.
Dave Cook faces a gloomy future – high ranking Metropolitan Police such as John Yates and John Stevens, in addition to others, wish to throw a minnow under the wheels. Fiona McCormack and “Crategate” come back to haunt New Scotland Yard as does Judge Mitting.
Cook has few options, open landing in a Cat A prison as a bent policeman or cut a deal by verballing up Haslam.
To the Det Supt who is now investigating the complaint Cook made against Martin Hewitt, the Det Supt ought to ensure his own career does not come to an ignominious end. Be a smart plod and give us Haslam.