Over the past two years my “regular contributor” has written on all things Leveson, phone hacking, and police corruption, with much of their work gathered on the Brown Moses Blog – Hackgate Files. Now they’ve come to Bellingcat to continue their work, beginning with a look at Mazher Mahmood (aka the Fake Sheikh) and the Metropolitan Police.
Miskiw, Mahmood and the MET
In 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.
Yet just a few weeks later, MET police were enthusiastically commiting to a £1million+ collaboration with the NOTW on a newspaper ‘sting’. This time the journalist was MISKIW’S investigations desk close colleague – MAZHER MAHMOOD.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
|The Prosecution Case Continues|
|Peter Jukes Bunks Off Early|
|Prosecution Evidence on Stuart Kuttner|
|Giving evidence – Operation Weeting Detective|
|90 million Email Messages Recovered from NI|
|10 million NI Email Messages Deleted in 2010|
Monday 4 November 2013Summary A Message from Peter Jukes Prosecution Opening Statement continues Coverup Charges Planning the Sun on Sunday NI Email Deletion Policy Prosecution: Removal of Boxes Count 7 – Removal of Evidence Where Eagles Dare
Opening Defence Statement – Counsel for Andy Coulson Prosecution Case Begins Agreed Facts on Defendants Timeline – Milly Dowler Giving evidence – Operation Weeting Detective Sergeant Gregory Smith
Tuesday 5 November 2013Summary Peter wasn’t it court this day, but here are the tweets and links that explain why, what happened next and why he was in court the next day.
Wednesday 5 November 2013Summary Peter Jukes is Back in Court Timeline – Milly Dowler continues Giving evidence – Robert Kellaway former NOTW reporter Cross Examination – Counsel for Andy Counsel questions Robert Kellaway Written Statements from Surrey Police Officers Written Statement from Vanessa Altin – former NOTW journalist Written Statement from Chris Bucktin – former NOTW journalist Written Statement from Ann Hancox – Monday Recruitment Services Ltd Written Statement from Mark Hancox Lunch Break Written Statement from Operation Ruby Detective DC Alice Barr Counsel for Andy Coulson questions Greg Smith More Agreed Facts Timeline – Sven Goran Eriksson, Farah Alam Giving evidence – Operation Weeting Detective DC Corinne Young
Thursday 7 November 2013Summary Statement from the Judge Timeline – Sven Goran Eriksson, Farah Alam continues Timeline – Andy Gilchrist Giving evidence – Operation Weeting Detective DC Oskeiwicz Giving evidence – Guy Patrick (former Sun journalist) Written Statement from Candy Kandolum Written Statement from John McGee Written Statement from Kenneth Cameron Timeline – Milly Dowler Cross Examination Counsel for Brooks questions DS Greg Smith Timeline – David Blunkett Giving evidence – Operation Weeting Detective DC Hargreaves Meeting between Coulson and Blunkett
Important to add: all defendants deny all charges: the trial continues