A very few words on the recent kerfuffle on the media frenzy surrounding Dame Dick. She claims to have been “intimidated” yet led the Metropolitan Police and had 40,000 armed staff at her disposal. How much did the backwash of the Daniel Morgan murder debacle ensure that Sadiq Khan forced her to quit? Dick emerges mired in the corruption which beset an increasingly beleaguered New Scotland Yard. The Morgan murder has loomed over successive Commissioners of The Met. A combination of buck passing and attempts to fit up the innocent (Jonathan Rees and others) deflected from solving the murder – or – in Morgan’s case – guaranteeing that bent police such as ex Det Ch Supt Dave Cook (Mr Jacqui Hames and pal of Peter Jukes) were able to occlude the real killer, Fintan Creaven, from the spotlight. How great a role did John Yates play in the proceedings?
Next, I will binge on “Teacher’s Pet” and the Dawson murder. More Ocker policing.