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 »

A Tale of the Fake Sheikh and Two Attorney Generals: limited inquiries and damage limitation – Peter Jukes

6 12 2014

MahmoodOn 4 December 2104, the CPS announced it has dropped three cases and is re-investigating another 25 after a BBC Panorama documentary detailed the potentially questionable ways one of News UK’s most senior and prolific reporters, Mazher Mahmood, obtained his stories using his famous Fake Sheikh identity. 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 »

Other Dark Arts at the News of the World: The “Fake Sheikh” Investigated by Police Just Before the Phone Hacking Operation – Joe Public

5 08 2014

fakesheikh-390x285Scotland Yard investigated Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood 9 years ago – in 2005 just four months before they initiated a phone hacking investigation into his newspaper. Like Operation Caryatid, there isn’t a trace of a follow up or outcome despite the evidence that triggered the investigation being accepted in two courts. Read the rest of this entry »