Another interesting article from Michael Gillard, focusing on Jonathan Rees and aspects of true crime and the media. The infiltration by the Metropolitan Police of the Stephen Lawrence family campaign for justice mirrors that of Daniel Morgan. Theft of documents from “Operation Abelard II” echo the bugging of a West Indian community cafe.
The “Daily Mail” often wrote articles inimical of Rees and others wrongly accused by New Scotland Yard in the Morgan murder. The Mail also became close to serial fantasist Ian Hurst.
Gillard alludes to the Kim James case but not to the voice occluded on the tape recording, that of ex Det Con “Reds” Haslam, a half Jamaican, ex psychiatric patient who was paid by The Met as an informer.
The killer in the Morgan murder was Z31, ex P.C Creaven.
An error in the usually spot on Gillard piece is that Sid Fillery joined “Southern” two years after the murder, is that soon?
The Mitting inquiry does indeed require further examination.
Max Mosley is the person hinted at in the article.
I’m also working on aspects of the Lawrence murder, see you at the South Pole, Amundsen (in joke).
Finally, is it time to re-evaluate and reassess the role of John Yates? In terms of the Morgan debacle he is made to carry the blame, but, by virtue of his rank, how much culpability can be ascribed to him? The focus must be on more junior ranks such as Wood and ex Det Ch Supt Dave Cook.
My review of “The Teacher’s Pet” is postponed.