Revealed: How The Metropolitan Police Covered-Up For Rupert Murdoch’s News International – Joe Public

26 06 2015

Mazher-Mahmood-010A Bellingcat and Byline investigation can for the first time reveal Scotland Yard had intelligence Mazher Mahmood was corrupting police officers as far back as the summer of 2000. Read the rest of this entry »





Did Scotland Yard Cover-Up Beckham Kidnap Evidence So The Fake Sheikh Could Be Their Star Witness? – Bellingcat

4 01 2015

Beckham01_600The supplier of the gun said to have been used in Mahmood’s failed Victoria Beckham kidnap plot was never contacted by Scotland Yard.  The police were investigating Mahmood in Operation Canopus in 2005 but made no contact despite the fact the five defendants spent up to eight months on remand.   Read the rest of this entry »





Mazher Mahmood: Silence from Met, CPS and Attorney General as Lord Goldsmith Calls for Re-examination – Whilst Beckham Kidnap Lawyers Call for an Inquiry

20 11 2014

MahmoodA week ago today, BBC finally aired the long awaited Panorama exposure of Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood after a battle between lawyers from both camps at the High Court before the judge eventually ruling against Mahmood’s application for injunction to halt the programme. Read the rest of this entry »





Mazher Mahmood, Murdoch, and the NCA – The Regular Contributor

10 11 2014

fakesheikh-230x150‘Why don’t the police chase proper criminals instead?’‘They should be out catching paedos and looking at dodgy blue chip firms not journalists just doing their job’ Paraphrasing an often heard criticism, the view is that police priorities are all skewed. And they’ve got a good point. Read the rest of this entry »





RIPA, Caryatid, and the News of the World Newsdesk – The Regular Contributor

14 10 2014

News-of-the-World-006The current press outrage about police using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIPA) makes for interesting debate. Many are surprised. But it isn’t a new police tactic. It was used at least as far back as Operation Caryatid – the original MPS investigation into phone hacking by Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire. Read the rest of this entry »





The Context of Caryatid: Part 2, The Royal Telephone Directories – The Regular Contributor

8 08 2014

Metropolitan PoliceOn 8 August 2006, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) raided and arrested Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire.  Amongst documents seized from Goodman were 15 Royal contact directories. Read the rest of this entry »





The Context of Caryatid, Part 1: Miskiw, Mahmood and the Met – The Regular Contributor

7 08 2014

Greg MiskiwIn January 2004, a journalist from the News of the World (NOTW) was interviewed by MET police on suspected criminality resulting from Operation Motorman. It was GREG MISKIW. Read the rest of this entry »