Next week sees the denouement in a lengthy legal battle as Jonathan Rees along with the Vian Brothers, Garry and Glenn, hear the ruling in their verdict. How long can Cressida Dick hold on after the Metropolitan Police are fatally compromised? “Sybil Fawlty” asked whether any charges against plod would accrue.
DCS Dave Cook is going to play “the mental card” (known at New Scotland Yard as doing a Derek Haslam).
John Yates is abroad. There are a variety of high and low ranking police who perjured, perverted the course of justice and committed many other illegal acts.
If Derek Haslam, currently hiding out in Downham Market, Norfolk, is not arrested there will be awkward questions as to why not.
Non disclosure of evidence has been a leitmotif of New Scotland Yard. Use of dubious witnesses (Eton, Ward), an affair between the prosecution (Heather Stangoe QC) and Det Sgt Dalby plus what can only be termed a vendetta against Messers Rees and Vian by Old Bill will all play a part in Lord Justice McCombe, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Coulson’s final verdict. Will the full £3.9 million be paid? On top of the £140 million already squandered one hopes so.