Allegations of corruption

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Operation Countryman

Police pampered informer with history of sexual violence

The Guardian, May 1 1981

A violent robber who homosexually assaulted some of his victims was kept in a luxury hotel by the police and given a greatly reduced sentence because he agreed to become an informer, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday. But, the court was told, the evidence which William Amis subsequently gave was open to a huge number of objections; he had failed to tell the truth about his own crimes and had...

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"Thoroughly villainous" supergrass is accused of lying to court

The Guardian, January 19 1982

An informer who has admitted organising the biggest robbery ever committed in Britain was accused yesterday of trying to settle a grudge by giving false evidence against an innocent man.

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Tangled problems of bullion corruption inquiry

The Guardian, April 22 1982

Scotland Yard's latest corruption inquiry has run into a tactical problem: the new head of the Yard's anti-corruption squad, Commander Mike Taylor, was himself involved in the operation which lies behind the allegations.

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Anti-corruption squad faces corruption claim

The Guardian, April 26 1982

Scotland Yard's anti-corruption squad, CIB2, has started an inquiry into the conduct of one of its own senior officers after allegations published yesterday that a detective chief inspector obstructed a criminal who was trying to expose police bribery.

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Two inquiries taken away from anti-corruption squad

The Guardian, April 27 1982

Scotland Yard's anti-corruption squad, CIB2, has had control of two important internal inquiries taken away from it, in a move which seems designed to quell demands for an outside force to be called in.

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Police 'removed armed guard' from informer who told of corrupt detectives

The Guardian, April 28 1982

A supergrass informer who has been telling an Old Bailey trial about police corruption claimed in court yesterday that his armed police guard had suddenly been withdrawn. “I don't know whether this is a gentle hint,” he said.

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Supergrass claims he committed crimes with detectives

The Guardian, April 29 1982

A 'supergrass' informer yesterday named Detective Inspector Derek Ramsey of the Flying Squad as a partner in crime and said that he had committed burglaries with teams of policemen - four officers on one occasion and three on another.

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Judge aborts trial with corruption links

The Guardian, May 26 1982

An Old Bailey trial in which an informer has named allegedly corrupt police officers was aborted yesterday after five-and-a-half weeks.

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Police used illegal means to try to 'crack' suspect

The Guardian, June 19 1982

A London man was wrongly sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment after Scotland Yard's robbery squad had unlawfully arrested him, held him incommunicado for eight days, and extracted unreliable confessions from him, an appeal court judge said yesterday.

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Jury-nobbling inquiry makes arrests

The Guardian, July 19 1982

Scotland Yard last night refused to comment on reports that seven jurors have now been arrested by the special squad which has been investigating jury nobbling at the Old Bailey.

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Supergrass accuses four London detectives

The Guardian, July 22 1982

Four London detectives have been implicated in criminal conspiracies by a provincial supergrass. Documents in the possession of the Guardian detail their corrupt dealings over a period of seven years.

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Key figures in web of alleged police corruption

The Guardian, July 24 1982
Published in mid 1982, exact date unknown

The Attorney-General, Sir Michael Havers, is expected to report to the House of Commons this week on police inquiries into the activities of two businessmen who have close links with London detectives.

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Jury-nobbling suspect 'is helping anti-corruption police'

The Guardian, December 21 1982

A man accused of offering £1,000 bribes to four Old Bailey jurors was sent for trial by north London magistrates yesterday. Bail was refused.

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Supergrass fingers three men in court

The Guardian, January 11 1983

An armed robber who has admitted 55 crimes of violence and dishonesty yesterday told an Old Bailey jury how he had helped two London men to steal nearly £1 million in four security van robberies in 1981.

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Supergrass speaks of his crimes and rewards

The Guardian, January 13 1983

A supergrass, who has named 44 alleged accomplices to the police described yesterday how he was able to walk out of the police station where he was being held and spend three days on the loose.

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Burglars 'tried to nobble jurors with £1,000 bribes'

The Guardian, February 22 1983

Two men accused of burglaries totalling £1.2 million organised a sophisticated plot to 'nobble' some of the jurors at their trial last year with £1,000 bribes, the Old Bailey was told yesterday.

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Two witnesses withdraw their evidence in jury-nobbling trial

The Guardian, February 25 1983

The first prosecution witness in the jury-nobbling trial at the Old Bailey yesterday refused to give evidence and then contradicted the Crown's version of events when she went into the witness box.

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Judges accuse South Yorkshire detectives of corruption

The Guardian, July 20 1983
with Malcolm Pithers

Two South Yorkshire detectives face possible criminal charges after Appeal Court judges yesterday cleared two Sheffield men of robbery and declared there was a 'high probability' that evidence against them had been fabricated.

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South Yorkshire reinstates accused detectives

The Guardian, July 21 1983

Two South Yorkshire detectives who were named in the Appeal Court on Monday in connection with the fabrication of evidence have been reinstated and will not face criminal charges.

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Surveillance officers working on the edge of the law

The Observer, December 13 1985

C11 has kept a far lower profile than other detective squads. The reason is not simply that its work has to be kept secret from its targets. Secrecy is, in addition, thrust upon it because it works on the borderline of legality.

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Jury rejects Yard's account of the death of a detective

The Observer, December 15 1985
with Paul Lashmar

Scotland Yard's criminal intelligence squad, C11, faces a grave crisis after an Old Bailey jury acquitted two men accused of murdering one of its undercover surveillance officers, Detective Constable John Fordham.

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More trouble for 'rotten' West End Central police

The Observer, January 26 1986

The crisis over alleged corruption at London's biggest police station, West End Central, deepened last week with a decision by Scotland Yard to drop all charges against five people who claimed they were fitted up. All are expected to sue the Yard for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

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Yard moves to stamp out police racism and violence

The Observer, February 23 1986

Scotland Yard has drawn up a large programme of reform to stamp out racism and bullying in London's police ranks.

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Freemasons in the police

The Guardian, January 29 1997

Today the Guardian publishes for the first time what we believe is a unique photograph. It pierces the wall of secrecy which surrounds one of Britain's most mysterious organisations by revealing a large gathering of London policemen wearing the white gloves, embroidered sashes and lambskin aprons of the worshipful order of freemasonry.

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