News that Jon Boucher of Bedfordshi*e is to be considered as the next chief of the Metropolitan Police raises frowns and smiles in equal measure. After presiding over the death
killing in custody of Leon Briggs, Boucher was given the Stakeknife job of “Operation Kenova”. It links slightly to the Daniel Morgan murder debacle.
Ian Hurst, a Lidl’s version of Walter Mitty, claimed to be Freddie Scappaticci’s handler. This was torpedoed by the Smithwick inquiry. Hurst connects to another serial fantasist, Haslam, and Haslam’s sole champion since the O’Loan report, Peter Jukes.
I was asked about Jean Hatchet/Vonny Watts/Vonny Radstone, a former Tory Cllr and now embezzling away in Sheffield. Are the Labour party about to distance themselves from her?
Final question today is “Who is the foremost anti police corruption writer in Britain?” Michael Doherty and Ian Puddick must make any short list. The foremost anti police corruption writer in Ireland? An even shorter category. How about Gemma O’Doherty?