An “unattributed source” at the Metropolitan Police has commented on Sir Mark Rowley’s fitness to lead New Scotland Yard. Regular readers will recall that Byline is the fiefdom of Peter Jukes. Jukes links to ex Det Ch Supt Dave Cook, who used illegal methods to try and fit up Jonathan Rees and others, in the Daniel Morgan murder case. The buzz word today is “institutional corruption”. Wrong. It was sheer inept and incompetent policing which led to the £140 million debacle – not counting adequate compensation.
As to Stephen Lawrence, racism played a part, yet the received wisdom is that Bullock, Crampton, Isley and Weedon are being measured up to be fall guys for the shortcomings of others.
Is it time to reappraise “Operation Nigeria” in light of recent developments in the Morgan murder? The roles of David Zinzan and John Yates come into scrutiny along with corrupt cops such as Dave Cook (Mr Jacqui Hames).