Met Police in the news – March 2017

This is a new feature reporting incidents, matters, scandals or otherwise, relating to London’s Metropolitan Police. Its a tryout format. All reports are curated from Google and relate to March 2017.

Police Corruption

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Evening Standard comment: The Met must stamp out police corruption

Evening Standard28 Feb 2017
Any revelations about corruption in the Met are naturally troubling — one of the indicators of a decent society is the absence of corruption …

Police Staffing Levels

Met police ‘failing victims of crime and facing major shortage of detectives’

Evening Standard – ‎Mar 1, 2017‎
The Metropolitan police is failing victims of crime, according to a damning report of the state of British policing. The Met was rated inadequate at protecting the vulnerable and supporting victims in the major study of police forces in the UK by HM

Met Police hits back at damning watchdog report amid claims ‘vulnerable victims of crime are being let down’

Evening Standard – ‎Mar 2, 2017‎
The Metropolitan Police have hit out at a damning report by an independent watchdog which claimed the force was letting down vulnerable victims of crime. The report, published on Thursday by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC), said the …

Met Police hits out at watchdog report which claims it ‘requires improvement at keeping people safe and reducing crime’

getwestlondon – ‎Mar 2, 2017‎
The Metropolitan Police has hit out at a report from the police standards watchdog which claimed it was letting down victims of crime. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) requires improvement at …

Police in crisis: Devastating official report reveals public at risk after Tories cut service to the bone

Mirror.co.uk – ‎Mar 1, 2017‎
The fault lies with the Tory government who have cut 20,000 police officers and who are now cutting police budgets across the country.” Lib Dem home affairs spokesman and former Met Police assistant deputy commissioner Brian Paddick added: “The ‘thin …

Watchdog says police cuts have left forces in ‘perilous state’

The Guardian – ‎Mar 1, 2017‎
The watchdog found that organised crime groups were not being assessed properly by some forces, including the Metropolitan police. Assessing organised crime gangs, once they have been identified, allows forces to understand the threat posed and to …

Police ‘rationing’ puts public at risk, warns watchdog

BBC News – ‎Mar 2, 2017‎
Rated “Requires Improvement”: Devon & Cornwall, Dyfed-Powys, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Leicestershire, Metropolitan Police, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Sussex.

Police ‘writing off crimes’ because they are so overstretched, damning report reveals

The Independent – ‎Mar 1, 2017‎
Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat shadow Home Secretary and former deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, described the findings as “totally unacceptable”. “Police officers have a ‘can do’ mentality. But the thin blue line is getting

Police effectiveness: What rating does your force get in HMIC report?

Sky News – ‎Mar 1, 2017‎
… West Yorkshire and Wiltshire. :: Requires improvement. Devon and Cornwall, Dyfed-Powys, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Leicestershire, Met Police, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Sussex.

Fugitives wanted: 1012 rapists and 343 killers revealed to be on the run as official watchdog blasts ‘perilous state

Daily Mail – ‎Mar 1, 2017‎
Almost 46,000 suspects are now on the police wanted database including 343 sought for murder or manslaughter and 1,012 for rape. The hard-hitting report from HM … have lost around 21,500 officers. Miss Billingham said the issues facing the police

Racism

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Met Police officers criticised for using ‘offensive’ code for black people

Evening Standard2 Mar 2017
One of London’s top judges has criticised Met Police officers for using an … British police have used seven IC codes to describe the ethnicity of …

Daniel Morgan

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Daniel Morgan murder inquiry: Call for police chief to intervene

BBC News3 Mar 2017
An ex-detective has called on the Metropolitan Police’s new commissioner to expose all its “wrongdoings” over an unsolved murder 30 years …

PC Scott Frost

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Police officer’s wife is given the green light to work as a PROSTITUTE

Mirror.co.uk4 Mar 2017
But PC Frost, who has been in the Met for 15 years and works in Southwark, South London, told us: “The police have been involved in all this.

PC Gavin Bateman/Tony Stephenson

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Met Police officers who went to McDonald’s on way to suicide call …

Evening Standard28 Feb 2017
Two police officers who stopped at McDonald’s for tea en route to an emergency call about a suicidal woman in east London have avoided …

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Two Met police officers who stopped at McDonald’s en route to an …

Daily Mail1 Mar 2017
Two police officers who delayed responding to a suicide call to go to McDonald’s for a cup of tea have avoided being dismissed from the force.

FGM

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Met Police still don’t know where FGM is happening after 32 years …

The Independent7 Mar 2017
The police inspector in charge of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) investigations in London said the Metropolitan Police still does not know …

Tower Hamlets

Met police accused of ‘major failings’ over Tower Hamlets mayor

The Guardian – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
Steve O’Connell, the chairman of the London assembly police and crime committee, said there was “widespread concern” that despite the findings against Rahman, the Metropolitan police had not brought charges. “During our investigation, we as a committee …

Met Police made ‘major failings’ in electoral fraud investigation

Mirror.co.uk – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
The Metropolitan Police have been criticised for “major failings” in their investigation of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets during the London Mayoral elections in 2014, a London Assembly committee said today. Former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman …

Met Police ‘failed’ in Tower Hamlets election fraud probe

BBC News – ‎Mar 9, 2017‎
Police made “major failings” while investigating electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets, a London Assembly committee chairman has said. Steve O’Connell said there was concern the Met Police had not charged former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman.

‘Major failings’ by police spared Lutfur Rahman criminal charges, says London Assembly group

East London Advertiser – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
Today the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee called for an inquiry after publishing its findings as part of an investigation into the difficulties of tackling election fraud, revealing a bundle of 27 files of evidence weren’t reviewed by the

Time to get to grips with police failures over Rahman scandal

The Wharf – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
Chairman Steve O’Connell said: “During our investigation, we, as a committee, have been shocked to uncover major failings by the Metropolitan Police in its ability to investigate allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice. “Missed files of evidence

Scotland Yard accused of major failings in probe into disgraced mayor Lutfur Rahman

Evening Standard – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
Scotland Yard should be investigated over “major failings“ in the force’s investigation into allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice in Tower Hamlets, a London Assembly committee said today. The Police and Crime Committee accused the Met of

‘Major failures’ found in Tower Hamlets fraud investigation

LocalGov – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
A report from the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee has called for an inquiry into the Met’s investigation of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets’ 2014 mayoral contest. Steve O’Connell, chairman of the committee, said he was ‘shocked to uncover …

Nigaht Hubbard

Muslim detective honoured by Queen sues Met Police over racism claims

The Independent – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
A Muslim detective who was awarded an honour by the Queen is suing the Metropolitan Police over claims of racism. Detective Constable Nighat Hubbard is also claiming she was a victim of sexism while serving in the force. She alleges she was held back …

Muslim detective sues Met Police over racism and sexism allegations

Metro – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
Scotland Yard said: ‘We are aware of an employment tribunal claim brought by Det Con Nighat Hubbard against the Metropolitan Police Service alleging race and sex discrimination. ‘We are unable to discuss further while proceedings are ongoing.’.

Muslim detective sues Metropolitan Police over ‘racism’, ‘sexism’

Geo News, Pakistan – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
An Asian detective, who was awarded an honour by the Queen, has sued the Metropolitan police over claims of racism and sexism. Detective Constable Nighat Hubbard claimed that she has been held from working on complicated cases by the department …

Indian-origin woman officer sues Scotland Yard over racism, sexism claims

Hindustan Times – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
Police constable Usha Evans, detective constable Nighat Hubbard– the Metropolitan Police’s first Muslim policewoman to be awarded an honour by the Queen — and Hubbard’s colleague Catherine Bell allege they had faced discrimination from white male …

Detective honoured by Queen accuses Met of racism and sexism

The Guardian – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
A detective who was awarded an honour by the Queen is suing the Metropolitan police over claims of racism and sexism. The Met failed in an attempt to block an employment claim from Det Con Nighat Hubbard. She alleges that white colleagues were …

Muslim detective Nighat Hubbard sues Met over racism and sexism

BBC News – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
A Muslim detective made an MBE for her charity work is suing the Met Police for alleged racism and sexism. Det Con Nighat Hubbard alleges male colleagues made discriminatory comments to her and other female officers when she worked at the force.

Muslim detective sues Yard for racism

The Times (subscription) – ‎Mar 11, 2017‎
Scotland Yard has been hit by accusations of racism and sexism by the first Muslim policewoman to be awarded an honour by the Queen. The Metropolitan police have failed in an attempt to block an employment claim from Detective Constable Nighat …

Indian-origin woman officer sues Scotland Yard over racism

Economic Times – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
One senior officer she accused of discrimination, former detective inspector Mick Standing, was “protected” by the Met and, after her complaint about him, was allowed to retire and join the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), according to …

Muslim detective honoured by Queen sues Met for racism

The Times (subscription) – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
A Muslim policewoman who was honoured by the Queen is suing Scotland Yard after she alleged that her career was hampered by racism. Nighat Hubbard, who joined the Metropolitan Police in 2006, also claims to have been a victim of sex discrimination …

Scotland Yard’s No Different. Three Women Officers Sue the Police Service for Racist and Sexist Behaviour

The Ladies Finger – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
In what has begun to seem unsurprising now, the women officers said their male colleagues had been allowed to work on “complex investigations” while they were held back, and Hubbard, who was the Metropolitan Police’s first Muslim policewoman to be …

Three women officers sue Scotland Yard for sexism and racism: The Sunday Times

Scroll.in – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
Three women officers, including one of Indian origin, are suing Scotland Yard over discrimination, racism and sexism claims, The Sunday Times reported. Usha Evans, Nighat Hubbard – the Metropolitan Police’s first Muslim policewoman to be awarded by the …

Muslim woman detective honoured by Queen sues police over racism claims

The Express Tribune – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
An Asian Muslim detective, who was awarded an honour by the British Queen Elizabeth II, is suing the Metropolitan Police over claims of racism. Detective Constable Nighat Hubbard is also claiming she was a victim of sexism while serving in the force.

Adrian Milton

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Croydon Met Police employee accused of possessing thousands of …

Croydon Advertiser10 Mar 2017
A Croydon man working for the Metropolitan Police will face trial charged with possessing 2,500 indecent images of children, as well as …

PC Seni Gulati

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Met police officer sacked after ‘tirade of racist abuse’ at 999 call …

Evening Standard10 Mar 2017
A Met police officer has been sacked after he subjected a 999 call operator to a tirade of racist abuse. PC Seni Gulati, who was based in …

PC Lee Wilson

Met Police officer sacked for lying about ‘on-duty’ late-night parking on red route

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎Mar 11, 2017‎
A Metropolitan Police Service officer has been sacked after allegedly lying about his late-night parking ticket. Pc Lee Wilson, who was based in Greenwich, was dismissed for parking an unmarked police vehicle on a “red route” without a “policing reason”.

Met Police cop sacked for lying about parking fine ‘when he stopped to get kebab’ while on-duty in Greenwich

Evening Standard – ‎Mar 11, 2017‎
A Met Police officer has been sacked after he lied about a late-night parking fine he was given as he ‘stopped to get a kebab’ while on duty. Greenwich cop Lee Wilson was found guilty of gross misconduct and dismissed from the force following a two day …

John Worboys

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Police appeal against ruling in favour of Worboys rape survivors

The Guardian10 Mar 2017
The Metropolitan police are taking two rape survivors to the supreme court, with the backing of Theresa May, after the women won a human …

Metropolitan Police appeal against Worboys rape ruling

BBC News – ‎Mar 13, 2017‎
Police have launched an unprecedented appeal at the Supreme Court against a ruling that they failed victims of one of the UK’s most dangerous rapists. Judges said Scotland Yard had breached the human rights of two women because officers did not …

Met Police appeal payout ruling for victims of black cab rapist John Worboys

Evening Standard – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
The Met Police will challenge a court ruling which saw compensation awarded to two women who were seriously sexually assaulted by London black cab rapist John Worboys. One of the women, identified only as DSD, was the first of Worboys’ victims to …

Human Rights Act should not be used to sue police, Home Office to argue in landmark Supreme Court appeal

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
The case of two females attacked by the notorious “black cab rapist” John Worboys against the Metropolitan Police will be heard at the highest court in the land, following an intervention from Prime Minister Theresa May while she was home secretary

Met Police to challenge payout ruling for victims of cabbie John Worboys

Bournemouth Echo – ‎Mar 13, 2017‎
SERIAL rapist and former Bournemouth cabbie John Worboys will feature in a landmark appeal case at the Supreme Court today. Two women attacked by the notorious “black cab rapist” won a civil claim against the Metropolitan Police for damages, after …

Metropolitan Police to fight court ruling holding them liable for failures in catching cab rapist

ITV News – ‎Mar 13, 2017‎
The Metropolitan Police will attempt to overturn a landmark court ruling which awarded compensation to two victims of a prolific rapist for failures in the police investigation. It comes after the High Court found the force was liable to pay out

Human Rights Act should not be used to sue police over failure to investigate rape, Home Office to argue

The Independent – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
He was eventually jailed for life in 2009 and police suspect he may have carried over 100 attacks with the first reports emerging in 2002. Police were found to have arrested Worboys several times after many of his victims came forward but repeatedly

The Police Are Appealing Against A Ruling That They Failed Victims Of One Of The UK’s Most Prolific Rapists

BuzzFeed News – ‎Mar 13, 2017‎
A landmark High Court ruling in 2014 found the Metropolitan police had breached Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and awarded the two women £40,000 in damages. The case was particularly significant as it meant the police, for the …

Why an Appeal About the ‘Black Cab Rapist’ Affects Us All

RightsInfo – ‎Mar 13, 2017‎
Two women, known only as DSD and NBV, later took the Metropolitan Police to court, arguing that the force had breached human rights law by failing to believe their claims and not properly investigating. Amongst other things, there are specific

Duty of care ruling ‘reduces efficacy of police investigations’

News & Star – ‎Mar 12, 2017‎
Imposing a duty of care on police in relation to their investigations would have an adverse impact on operational effectiveness, the Supreme Court has heard. The Metropolitan Police is fighting a ruling which led to two women who were seriously

MPS claims Worboys failures not a breach of human rights

Police Professional – ‎Mar 13, 2017‎
An MPS spokesperson said: “The appeal raises an issue of considerable public importance regarding the boundaries of police responsibility and liability and we believe that it is important for these principles to be tested before the courts, giving

PC Erika Vaitkute

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Woman police officer ‘too drunk to go on duty’ in east London given …

East London Advertiser14 Mar 2017
Pc Erika Vaitkute, stationed in the Met’s Tower Hamlets division, faced … behaviour standards” at a Met Police conduct hearing yesterday.

PC Joshua Savage

Camden ‘car attack’: Met PC Joshua Savage charged with four offences

BBC News – ‎Mar 16, 2017‎
A Met officer has been charged with four offences including possession of a bladed article, over an alleged attack on a car during a stop-and-search. The police watchdog confirmed that PC Joshua Savage had been charged in relation to the stop and 

‘Snarling’ policeman who was filmed ‘smashing a windscreen and SAWING it open with a penknife’ after the driver …

Daily Mail – ‎Mar 16, 2017‎
A police officer accused of attacking a suspect’s car in an incident caught on film has been charged with assault and criminal damage. PC Joshua Savage is facing prosecution after footage appeared to show him smashing a car windscreen during a stop and …

Police officer charged over smashing car windscreen

ITV News – ‎Mar 16, 2017‎
A met police officer who was filmed by a motorist smashing his car windscreen has been charged today with four offences. The charges are in relation to a stop and search in Camden last September. Pc Joshua Savage was charged with possession of a …

Police officer charged over Camden ‘car attack’ viral video

Hampstead and Highgate Express – ‎Mar 16, 2017‎
The Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) decision to level the charges against PC Savage follows an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. That investigation, which was completed last month, was sparked by a complaint from the …

Criminal charges for police officer over video of ‘windscreen smash’

Camden New Journal newspapers website – ‎Mar 16, 2017‎
PC Joshua Savage, who is based in Camden, has been charged with common assault, possession of a bladed article, criminal damage and threatening behaviour in relation to an incident involving a Ford Fiesta in Vicars Road, Gospel Oak, on September 16.

Met police officer who ‘attacked suspect’s car’ charged with criminal damage and assault

International Business Times UK – ‎Mar 16, 2017‎
A video of the incident, filmed by Fontana, saw PC Joshua Savage ask the driver to get out of the car, claiming he wasn’t legally allowed to drive the vehicle. The clip appears to show him then hitting the side window of the Ford Fiesta, before 

Criminal charges brought against officer filmed sawing through windscreen after vehicle stop

Police Professional – ‎Mar 16, 2017‎
A police officer caught on film smashing a car windscreen has been charged with four offences following an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation. Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Police Constable Joshua Savage has been …

Lord Bramhall

Met Police poised to pay D-Day veteran Lord Bramall £100000 over false paedophile accusations

The Sun – ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
Departing Met Police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe apologised to him five months ago for the time taken for officers to drop their investigation. Midland was wound up last April with no charges brought. The Met was “keen” to settle with Lord Bramall who had …

Met Police grudgingly pays £100000 to hounded hero and former military chief Lord Bramall, 93, over bungled VIP …

Daily Mail – ‎Mar 17, 2017‎
It comes five months after Lord Bramall received an apology over the police raid from departing Met boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who expressed regret for the time his officers took to drop the investigation into the former Chief of the Defence Staff.

Met Police ‘to pay Lord Bramall £100k’ over failed sex abuse probe

Evening Standard – ‎Mar 18, 2017‎
D-Day veteran Lord Bramall is set to receive up to £100,000 in compensation from Met Police over its handling of an investigation into historical child sex abuse allegations. The former head of the British Army, 93, was falsely accused of being a

PC Craig Keane

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Teacher who helped Met Police grade child abuse images caught …

International Business Times UK21 Mar 2017
A secondary school teacher who helped the Met Police grade child abuse images has been jailed for two years after being caught on camera …

Paedophile Met Police special sergeant jailed for sexually abusing child

Evening Standard – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
A paedophile volunteer Met Police officer has been jailed after admitting he sexually assaulted a child. Special sergeant Craig Keane, 28, pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault of a child aged under 13. He was jailed for two years and ordered

Met Police special sergeant jailed for sexual assault on a child younger than 13

getwestlondon – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
A serving member of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC) has been jailed after admitting the sexual assault of a child. 28-year-old special sergeant Craig Keane pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 at …

Jail for school teacher and police volunteer caught on camera molesting young boy while he slept

Irish Post – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
(Picture: Met Police). A VOLUNTEER Metropolitan Police sergeant and school teacher has been jailed for two years after he was caught on camera molesting a young boy. Special Sergeant Craig Keane, 28, pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault of a …

Volunteer police officer jailed for just two years after pleading guilty to nine counts of sexual assault of a child

Your Local Guardian – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
A volunteer police officer has been jailed for two years for nine counts of sexual assault of a child under 13. Special sergeant Craig Keane, 28, of Grange Road, Wickford, and a serving member of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC) pleaded

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Met Police Special sergeant Craig Keane jailed for 13 years for child …

East London and West Essex Guardian Series22 Mar 2017
Special sergeant Craig Keane, 28, admitted nine counts of sexual assault against a child under 13-years-old at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday (March …

Police volunteer caught on camera sexually abusing Havering child jailed

Romford Recorder – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
Craig Keane, 28, of Wickford, who volunteered with the Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC) and worked as a teacher at The Sandon School in Chelmsford, had pleaded guilty on February 20 to nine counts of sexually assaulting a sleeping six-year-old …

Special sergeant jailed for child sex offences

Police Oracle25 Mar 2017
A special sergeant has been jailed for the sexual assault of a child. Craig Keane, 28, was jailed for two years this week having earlier pleaded …

Hacking Scandal

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Met Police faces its own hacking scandal over claims force spied on …

Press Gazette22 Mar 2017
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the claims which suggest officers may have broken the Computer Misuse Act …

Met police accused of using hackers to access protesters’ emails

The Guardian – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
Hacked passwords were passed to the Metropolitan police unit, according to the writer of the letter, which then regularly checked the emails of the campaigners and the media to gather information. The letter to Jones listed the passwords of

Met Police investigated by watchdog for ‘illegal monitoring’ of environmental campaigners’ private emails

The Independent – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
The watchdog was first alerted to the allegations by an anonymous source, who claimed a unit inside the Metropolitan Police was working with counterparts in India to regularly monitor the inboxes of activists, four of whom worked for Greenpeace. The

Probe launched after claims Met Police used hackers to access campaigners’ emails

Evening Standard – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
An investigation is underway into claims the Met Police used hackers to access the emails of political campaigners. It comes after a whistleblower claimed the Met’s Domestic Extremism unit were involved in monitoring hundreds of email accounts. In a

Met Police accused of using hackers in India to target UK activists

Ars Technica UK – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
An anonymous whistleblower claimed in a letter, seen by the BBC and the Guardian, that the Metropolitan Police worked with cops in India, who then used hackers to unlawfully access e-mail accounts belonging to campaign organisers, some journalists, and …

Met Police ‘hacked green campaigners’ emails’

The Week UK – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
Scotland Yard has been accused of using hackers to illegally spy on the emails of Greenpeace protesters and other environmental campaigners. The allegations were made anonymously by someone who says they worked in the secretive Metropolitan Police …

British police accused of hiring Indian hackers to spy on journalists & campaigners

RT – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
The Metropolitan Police is under investigation after complaints it uses hackers in India to illegally crack into the email accounts of journalists and environmental activists. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking into the

Scotland Yard probed over claims cops used HACKERS to monitor campaigners’ email accounts

The Sun – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
THE police watchdog is probing claims Scotland Yard has used hackers to access campaigners’ private emails. A secretive Met Police unit is accused of accessing protesters’, journalists’ and press photographers’ email accounts, according to the Guardian.

Did Met police illegally used Indian hackers to snoop on protesters and journalists?

International Business Times, India Edition – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
In a letter to the Green Party peer Jenny Jones, a whistle-blower claiming to have worked with the team that scrutinised the activities of political campaigners alleged that the Metropolitan police unit were in touch with the Indian police, who in turn

Police watchdog launches a probe into whistle blower claims Scotland Yard used Indian hackers to break into …

Daily Mail – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
The police watchdog has launched a probe into allegations the Metropolitan Police used Indian hackers to break into the email accounts of protesters and journalists. Green Party peer Jenny Jones received an anonymous whistle blower letter exposing the …

London police allegedly used hackers to target activists

Engadget – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
If it wasn’t already clear why it’s a problem when police surveillance goes wrong, it is now. An independent investigator is looking into claims that London’s Metropolitan Police used an illegal, roundabout way to access the emails of activists and

Scotland Yard accused of hacking campaigners’ email accounts

BBC News – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
Next month the Metropolitan Police is expected to face pressure at a rare public preliminary sitting of the undercover inquiry over claims that it is failing to co-operate with the already-delayed probe. In a statement, Lord Justice Pitchford, the

Scotland Yard accused of using Indian hackers for spying

The Indian Express – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
A letter believed to be from a whistleblower alleges that a secretive unit at the Metropolitan Police used contacts in the Indian police to obtain passwords and monitored targets for several years. The UK’s Independent Police Complaints Commission

The letter I received about alleged police hacking shows how at risk we all are

The Guardian – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
The police put me on the domestic extremism database during the decade when I was on the Metropolitan Police Authority signing off their budgets and working closely with officers on the ground to fight crimes such as road crime and illegal trafficking.

Met used Indian hackers to open journalists’ emails

The Times (subscription) – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
Scotland Yard hired hackers in India to access the email accounts of journalists and environmental campaigners illegally, according to claims in an anonymous letter at the centre of an investigation by the police watchdog. A letter said to be from a …

IPCC investigates police for alleged hacking of political campaigners

SC Magazine UK – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
A secretive Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) unit used hackers to access the email passwords of environmental activists and journalists, according to an anonymous letter sent to the Green Party peer Jenny Jones. Jones passed the letter to the

Indian police helped Scotland Yard hack into email accounts of activists, claims whistleblower

Scroll.in – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
A whistleblower has revealed that the Indian police had helped the Scotland Yard illegally spy on activists, reported the BBC. Email accounts of campaigners were hacked into and the information about the passwords were then passed on to the

Indian Police Helped Scotland Yard Hack Into Emails of Greenpeace and Other Activists, Says Report

The Wire – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
These allegations come from an anonymous individual who worked for the Metropolitan police service’s intelligence unit and sent a letter detailing Scotland Yard’s hacking efforts to UK Green party peer Jenny Jones. The Guardian says that this letter

IPCC launches inquiry into alleged use of hackers by MPS

Police Professional – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
In a letter from an anonymous whistleblower to Green party peer Baroness Jenny Jones, a secretive MPS unit has been accused of working with Indian police to illegally access the private emails of hundreds of political campaigners and journalists.

Claims Scotland Yard detectives ‘used hackers in India to illegally read campaigners’ emails’

International Business Times UK – ‎Mar 21, 2017‎
The anonymous individual, who says they previously worked for the intelligence unit, claimed the Met Police worked with Indian police, who in turn used hackers to obtain the passwords of email accounts belonging to campaigners and some journalists.

Indian Police have allegedly been hacking the accounts of journalists and activists for Scotland Yard

Tech2 – ‎Mar 22, 2017‎
The source alleges that the unit took advantage of ties developed with members of the Indian Police to illegally access the accounts of “hundreds of political campaigners and journalists.” Specifically, the letter says that the Metropolitan Unit was

PC Peter Ba Han

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Policeman admits downloading 65000 child abuse images

BBC News10 Feb 2017
A Metropolitan Police officer has admitted downloading more than 65,000 pornographic images of children. PC Peter BaHan, 55, pleaded …

Met police officer faces jail over child porn images
Sunday World10 Feb 2017

Kingston police officer sacked for downloading 65000 indecent images of children

Surrey Comet – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
A paedophile Kingston police officer has been sacked for making more than 65,000 indecent images of a child. Peter Ba Han, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of the offence at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, February 10, prompting a special case hearing …

Officer sacked for downloading indecent images

Police Professional – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
A police officer who downloaded more than 65,000 indecent images of children has been “rightfully” dismissed from his force. In a special case hearing on Friday (March 10) former Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Constable Peter Ba Han, 55, was …

London policeman fired over child abuse images

BBC News – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
A London police officer who admitted downloading more than 65,000 indecent images of children has been sacked. PC Peter BaHan, of Dawley, Shropshire, was suspended from duty after police seized a computer and external hard drives from his home in …

Officer dismissed for downloading over 65000 child abuse images

Police Oracle – ‎Mar 10, 2017‎
A Metropolitan Police officer has been sacked after he was convicted of downloading thousands of pornographic images of children. PC Peter BaHan, 55, was dismissed today after 65,131 indecent images of children were found during a search of… Do you …

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Met Pc from Telford avoids jail over hoard of 65000 child sex images

shropshirestar.com24 Mar 2017
A police officer from Telford who admitted downloading more than 65,000 indecent images of children has been given a suspended prison …

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Met officer downloaded 65000 indecent images of children

Police Oracle27 Mar 2017
A Met PC who downloaded more than 65,000 indecent images of children has been given a suspended sentence. Peter Ba Han, 55, formerly …

Illegal Hacking

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The Met Police are being investigated for ‘illegal hacking’, as claims …

The Canary25 Mar 2017
A whistleblower has alleged that the destruction of ‘spycops’ files by MetropolitanPolice Service undercover units was far more extensive than …

PC Grant Thomas

Met police officer charged with having indecent images of children

Evening Standard23 Mar 2017
A service police officer has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children. PC Grant Thomas, 40, who works with the …

Undercover Policing

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Met police unit ‘shredded warehouse full of files’ ahead of inquiry …

Mirror.co.uk31 Mar 2017
A Met Police unit may have destroyed a “warehouse full of documents” relating to undercover policing, new papers reveal. The allegations are …

Sergeant Tim Lundy

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Man who died in car crash revealed as disgraced Met police sergeant

Worcester News31 Mar 2017
A MET police sergeant, living near Worcester, whose career was in ruins after … the same woman and was awaiting trial at Gloucester Crown court on July 24.

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Metropolitan Police sergeant who put sex photos of woman on …

Gloucestershire Live22 hours ago
Sgt Tim Lundy, 44, pleaded guilty earlier this month to disclosing private and intimate photos of the woman with intent to cause her distress.

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Woman made ‘offensive’ public comments about Met sergeant who …

Gloucestershire Live20 hours ago
Sgt Tim Lundy, 44, of the Metropolitan Police, pleaded guilty last month to disclosing private and intimate photos of the woman with intent to …

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