Tag Archives: Metropolitan Police

Justice for Daniel Morgan 30 Years On

Jonathan Rees was drinking with his business partner, 37-year-old private investigator Daniel Morgan, at the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south-east London, on 10 March 1987. Morgan left the pub at 9pm, fifteen minutes after Rees departed. As Morgan unlocked … Continue reading

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A Scandal in Soho

Since 2013 the Met Police’s Operation Joseph, an internal inquiry under the auspices of the Directorate of Professional Standards Anti-Corruption Command, has been investigating the relationship between officers of the Westminster licensing unit and the owners of clubs, pubs and bars … Continue reading

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Shoot the Messenger

Be it Benjamin Franklin or Edward Ward, whoever said “nothing is certain except death or taxes” failed to account for the impulse of institutions to punish heretics profaning the cherished corporate image. Whistleblowing. An affront to the Met’s “Total Policing”, … Continue reading

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The Miners’ Strike: Voices from the Blue Line

Monday 18 June 1984, the Battle of Orgreave. Over 6,000 police officers faced 10,000 pickets attempting to block deliveries destined for steelworks from Orgreave coking plant (near Rotherham, Yorkshire). Using what some officers described as “paramilitary” tactics based on colonial practices … Continue reading

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Light on the Fifth Floor please: A Request for Information

Exploring the seedy side of Scotland Yard, through the spectrum of the 1970s, raises more questions than answers. My Life on Mars blog was conceived as a single essay on Metropolitan Police corruption during the 1970s. I’m now reading, procrastinating, writing … Continue reading

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Cold Case: The Met’s Missing Paperwork

Scotland Yard has lost the case files of thirteen unsolved murders, according to a report in the Daily Mirror. Rumour abounds that corrupt cops may deliberately have destroyed some of these documents relating to homicides during the 1980s. Operation FileSafe was … Continue reading

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David Hunt: Untouchable?

You’ve heard of the Krays. And if you’re a connoisseur of true crime, you may be familiar with the Adams family, Richardson brothers, Billy Hill, Jack Spot and the Sabinis. But David Hunt? 55-year-old Hunt first came to public attention in … Continue reading

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