To: Rt Hon Theresa May MP
2 Marsham Street
CC Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP (Attorney-General)
Alison Saunders (DPP)
G McGill (CPS Head of Organised Crime Division)
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner)
Commander Neil Basu (Head of Operation Elveden)
Detective Inspector Daniel Smith (Operation Elveden)
John Whittingdale MP
George Eustice MP
Sir Gerald Howarth MP
9 March 2014
Dear Mrs May,
Operation Elveden are failing to investigate serious crimes committed by Daily Mirror staff despite having cast iron evidence. I provided the evidence.
The full story is in the correspondence I reproduce below -. However, I realise that you are an immensely busy woman, so to take you to instantly to the heart of the corrupt behaviour of Operation Elveden please read first the attached facsimile letter Piers Morgan sent to the PCC whilst editor of the Daily Mirror. In this letter he admits receiving information from the Metropolitan Police in circumstances which can only be illegal, viz: “The police source of our article (whose identity we have a moral obligation to protect)…”.
The other document you need to read is my initial email (dated 21 January 2013) to the then head of Operation Elveden Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Kavanagh – see first document below this letter. That will give you the background to and the range of crimes Elveden are failing to investigate.
I have provided Eleveden with a copy of Morgan’s letter, together with other evidence of criminal behaviour on the part of the Mirror’s erstwhile Chief Crime Reporter Jeff Edwards, in receiving information illicitly from the police. I have also supplied Elveden with evidence that both Morgan and Edwards perjured themselves before the Leveson Inquiry. Finally, there is the misconduct of the police in not investigating these crimes for which they have cast-iron evidence.
Despite having the Piers Morgan letter (amongst other very strong evidence), DI Daniel Smith (see letter dated 13 June 2013) informed me that no investigation would be undertaken without giving any meaningful explanation.
The Metropolitan Police’s ’ Directorate of Professional Standards is now supposedly investigating the failure of Operation Elveden to investigate the crimes I have reported to them. However, they have had my complaint for more than seven months and have not come to a judgement.
As you will see from the correspondence, I have also tried without success to get the DPP to act on what is a clear failure on the part of the police to investigate serious crimes .. They have made the spurious excuse that they cannot direct the police to investigate a complaint. The excuse is spurious because in a recent case of rape they had done just that. That involved Acting Detective Constable Hannah Notley who wilfully mishandled the investigation. After a third party intervened with the CPS the matter was taken up by the police, viz: : “In April 2012, after an independent representative supporting the alleged victim contacted the CPS, Notley finally confessed, and last month admitted a single charge of misconduct in a public office.” (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10500744/Detective-jailed-after-failing-to-investigate-alleged-rape.html).
Since I made my complaint to Eleveden I have not been interviewed by any person from Elveden, the DPS or the CPS, this despite my frequent requests to be interviewed and to give a formal statement. This is a very strong indication that all of those in the police and justice systems who have been involved with the matter know very well that my complaints are exceptionally well founded. They will not meet me because they do not know how to tell me to my face that black is white.
I ask you to take up this matter and to use your influence to get my allegations of criminality investigated thoroughly. I would greatly welcome a meeting with you to discuss the matter.
If the police are not brought to book over this, it will mean they are a law unto themselves.
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