Police wind up Sir Edward Heath sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, private investigators, sexual offences by tracey

‘The £1  million police investigation into allegations that Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile is being wound up amid claims it has found no evidence to justify tarnishing the former prime minister’s reputation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2017

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Daniel Morgan: how a 30-year-old murder still haunts Britain’s powerful – The Guardian

‘Private eye’s unsolved death dogs Murdoch bid for Sky and the Met’s reputation, and fuels demands for another Leveson inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2017

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Daniel Morgan murder: three men lose case against ‘malicious’ police – The Guardian

‘Three men charged with the 1987 murder of the private detective Daniel Morgan have lost their case that police maliciously tried to get them convicted. A fourth man has won part of his claim for damages.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Geography teacher cleared of raping private school pupil whose family hired investigator – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2016 in news, private investigators, rape, teachers by sally

‘A private school geography teacher has been cleared of the rape of a schoolgirl whose family hired a former top policewoman to help investigate the case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2016

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Untold: Britain’s dirtiest murder cover-up has become a must-listen podcast – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in inquiries, media, murder, news, police, private investigators by sally

‘In 1987, Daniel Morgan was found dead in a pub car park with axe wounds to the head and £1,000 in his pocket. Now a gripping new podcast is lifting the lid on the most investigated murder in British history.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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What are ‘professional witnesses’ and why is there such high demand for their services? – The Independent

Posted February 16th, 2016 in expert witnesses, news, private investigators, witnesses by sally

‘Too many offences escape prosecution for want of anyone willing to give evidence. When the police can’t help, it’s time fpr a new approach…’

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The Independent, 15th February 2016

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CPS accused of suppressing police corruption evidence – The Guardian

‘Criminal trial prosecutors have been accused of suppressing evidence of police corruption in what has been called “misconduct of a particularly serious nature”. Lawyers are alleged to have covered up evidence that police received corrupt payments from a firm of private investigators in return for confidential information.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

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Operation Motorman: Latin, Leveson and Personal Data – Panopticon

‘In Information Commissioner v Colenso-Dunne [2015] UKUT 471 (AAC), the UT was considering an appeal by the ICO concerning an order of the FTT that it disclose names of journalists that the ICO had seized during a raid on the home of Steve Whittamore in 2003. The raid was known as Operation Motorman, and it is generally supposed that Mr Whittamore, a private investigator, had a list of journalist who used his morally and legally dubious services.’

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Panopticon, 28th August 2015

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Are ‘paedophile hunters’ hindering police? – BBC News

‘Groups posing as under-age girls online to expose suspected paedophiles – commonly referred to as ‘paedophile hunters’ – say they gain quicker results than police. But is their work undermining official investigations?’

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BBC News, 4th June 2015

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Daniel Morgan’s family paid £50k over police failings – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2014 in compensation, corruption, families, murder, news, police, private investigators by tracey

‘The family of a private investigator found murdered outside a London pub is to be paid £50,000 for highlighting the failings of the Met Police.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2014

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Private eyes convicted over ‘blagging’ personal data – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2013 in conspiracy, data protection, news, privacy, private investigators by sally

“Two private investigators who tricked GP surgeries and utility firms into revealing people’s private details have been convicted of breaking data laws.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2013

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Information Commissioners against publication of names on convicted data blaggers’ list – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 10th, 2013 in crime, data protection, disclosure, news, private investigators, select committees by tracey

“The UK’s data protection watchdog has urged the Home Affairs Select Committee
not to follow through on its promise to publish the names of companies and
individuals that allegedly hired private investigators convicted of data
‘blagging’ offences.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th September 2013

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Government response to consultation on future regulatory regime for the private security industry – Home Office

Posted September 6th, 2013 in consultations, press releases, private investigators by tracey

“Written ministerial statement: government response to consultation on future regulatory regime for the private security industry.”

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Home Office, 5th September 2013

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Female 999 operator wins pay-off from fire service after hiring private investigator to spy on her – Daily Telegraph

“A 999 operator who went on sick leave due to stress has won an £11,000 pay-off from the fire service after it hired a private investigator to spy on her and secretly fitted a GPS tracker underneath her car.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2013

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Private investigators will require licence, says Theresa May – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2013 in licensing, news, private investigators, reports, select committees by sally

“The government on Wednesday announced that private investigators will need a licence to operate and training about the law, as it imposed new rules on the unregulated industry of gaining information.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2013

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Rogue private eyes report published in full – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2013 in illegality, news, private investigators, reports by sally

“A controversial report by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency detailing the activities of rogue private investigators has been placed on the internet.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2013

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20 law firms implicated in ‘secret’ phone hacking scandal – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers were the biggest users of the private investigators behind the ‘secret’ phone-hacking scandal, it has been revealed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2013

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Name firms accused of hacking within 14 days, MPs tell police – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2013 in disclosure, interception, news, private investigators, time limits by sally

“The Serious Organised Crime Agency has refused to name the blue-chip companies it knows commissioned corrupt private investigators to break the law – but was immediately ordered to do so within 14 days by a committee of MPs.”

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The Independent, 2nd July 2013

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Pressure grows on Lord Leveson to explain why he ignored hacking beyond the press – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2013 in evidence, inquiries, interception, media, news, police, privacy, private investigators by sally

“Lord Justice Leveson is facing mounting questions over why he decided to ignore a bombshell report detailing serious and widespread corruption among police and private investigators that was passed to his inquiry.”

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The Independent, 24th June 2013

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Soca alleged to have suppressed report of hacking by companies and law firms – The Guardian

“The Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has withheld from MPs information about the criminal activity of large British firms, it has been alleged.”

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2013

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