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Stephen Lawrence detective with 'corrupt links' to accused's father named

A detective in the first Stephen Lawrence murder investigation has been named as suspected of having corrupt links with the father of one of the prime suspects in a review ordered by the home secretary.<p>The review by Mark Ellison QC said there were "reasonable grounds" to suspect former detective …

Leveson inquiry: NoW accused of colluding with murder suspects

When a senior detective re-opened a notorious murder inquiry, the suspects were able to intimidate his wife and family with the help of an executive at the News of the World, the Leveson inquiry has been told.<p>Making one of the gravest Leveson allegations so far, former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui …

Daniel Morgan murder case 'corruption link' with Lawrence investigation

<b>Possible links between an allegedly corrupt police officer and the investigation into the murder of a Welsh private investigator have been highlighted by the home secretary.</b><p>Theresa May told MPs the information was uncovered in the Ellison Report into the police investigation of the murder of …

Exclusive: New evidence links the murders of Stephen Lawrence and a private investigator

Explosive new evidence linking the two darkest chapters in Scotland Yard's modern history can be revealed today by <i>The Independent on Sunday</i>, heaping …

Stephen Lawrence murder: police bugged meetings with witness

Scotland Yard is facing new pressure over the Stephen Lawrence case after it emerged officers bugged meetings with the main witness in the case, Duwayne Brooks, and his lawyer.<p>The Guardian understands the decision to secretly record the meetings was authorised by a senior Metropolitan police …

Stephen Lawrence family fury over police change

The police officer leading the hunt for the remaining killers of Stephen Lawrence is being forced to retire despite growing confidence that more of the gang involved in the racist attack could be brought to justice, a key witness has told the Guardian.<p>Duwayne Brooks, the surviving victim of the …

Stephen Lawrence: what the newspapers say about the police spy

Rarely are newspapers as unanimous as they are today in the coverage of the review by Mark Ellison QC into police actions relating to the murder Stephen Lawrence.<p>All the serious national dailies splashed on the Ellison inquiry, which found that the Metropolitan police planted "a spy in the Lawrence …

Met counter-terror chief moved from post over role in Lawrence scandal

Scotland Yard has announced it has moved a top officer who had risen to become head of counter-terrorism after he was caught up in the Stephen Lawrence spying scandal.<p>Commander Richard Walton has been moved "temporarily" from his post as head of the Metropolitan police's counter-terrorism command …

Police sins of surveillance go far beyond the Lawrences and must be exposed

The announcement last week that there will be a public inquiry into undercover policing would have been unthinkable until very recently. The orthodox view is that in order to preserve the efficacy of secret surveillance, it must be kept hidden from public scrutiny at all times. But the home …

Met 'failed to investigate death threats against Doreen Lawrence properly'

Britain's biggest police force has been accused of failing to investigate death threats that have been made against Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.<p>The charge was levelled against Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, by Keith Vaz, …

Route to Verdict UPDATED: Justice Saunders New Directions to the Hacking Trial Jury

Now that former NOTW Royal Reporter Clive Goodman has returned after an illness that caused his departure from Court 12 to two months, Justice …

Trial Summary Week 27

Here’s a summary of Peter Jukes’ Live Tweets from Week 27 of the Hacking Trial. Click on the dates below to see the full trial Live twitter feed for …

The Criminal Media Nexus

The Trial Ahead: plus Industrial Espionage and Personal Violation

The first week back at the Hacking Trial in 2014 has been focused on allegations of cover-up, and specifically focused on Count 6 of the charges – …

The Trial

This is a master index of all the Hacking Trial material that has been collated from Peter Jukes’ Live Tweets. Below are links to all the daily Trial …

Indexed Evidence

Indexed Evidence provides links to pages that detail and summarise the evidence presented by the prosecution in the trial so far. This include …

Rupert Murdoch: hall of fame or den of infamy?

NEW YORK – Has Jude Law rained on Rupert Murdoch’s parade? The octogenarian media magnate is due to be inducted into America’s Television Academy …

Trials and Tribulations of the Media on Trial & The case for the prosecution | The Drum

I’ve been asked on a number of occasions why I highlight the work of Martin Hickman and James Doleman in my blog, and why I nominated them to cover …

Old media on the run at Old Bailey phone-hacking trial as Peter Jukes leads the new media way

It is not a coincidence that the traditional home of the London press, Fleet Street, is literally around the corner from the Old Bailey. News about …

Brooks’ Coulson email exchange on Goodman Mulcaire guilty pleas: “It is all going so well”

The CPS have released copies of the email exchange between Rebekah Brooks (Wade as she was then) and Andy Coulson on the day the guilty pleas by NOTW …

Mulcaire Sanctioned by Spooks: ‘Malign Influence’ of NI Lawyer on Goodman’s Legal Team

L/R: Clive Goodman, David Spens QC, Andy Coulson (image from Daily Mail<p>As Claire Pollard, who usually storifies my tweets, is away for a couple of …

Timeline: Daniel Morgan axe murder

<b>On the 24th anniversary of private detective Daniel Morgan's death, the inquiry into his murder outside a pub in Sydenham, south-east London, collapsed.</b><p>Since 1987, the Metropolitan Police (Met) said it had dealt with 750,000 documents, taken 8,854 actions, provided 6,180 statements, gathered 17,960 …

BBC Radio 4 - The Report, The Unsolved Murder of Daniel Morgan

The private investigator, Daniel Morgan, was murdered 27 years ago. He was found with an axe embedded in his skull in a south London car park. Despite five police investigations and a trial, no-one has ever been convicted of the 1987 murder. Police corruption is thought to have impeded the …

Andy Coulson is trustworthy, Lady Warsi tells phone-hacking trial

A Tory peer has described Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World and former Downing Street spin doctor, as a trustworthy man.<p>Lady Warsi, who was the first female chairman of the Conservative party and the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet, said she got to know Coulson …

Andy Coulson Takes the Stand at the Leveson Inquiry

David Cameron’s one-time spinmeister, Andy Coulson, riveted Leveson Inquiry. Peter Jukes reports.<p><b>UPDATE</b>In terse testimony, Coulson refused to cede …

Rebekah Brooks Answers Leveson Inquiry, But Could Regret It Later

Rebekah Brooks aced her Leveson Inquiry appearance. But her answers may hurt later. By Peter Jukes.<p>In the end it was the dog that didn’t bite—or, …

Gordon Brown Hints Murdoch and Brooks Misled Leveson Inquiry

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown denies that he ‘declared war’ on Rupert Murdoch. By Peter Jukes.<p>At the Leveson Inquiry former prime minister …

As Allegations of Burglary Ordered by ‘News of the World’ Surface, Tom Watson Asks News Corp. To Come Clean

The third phase of the investigation into hacking at News of the World accuses Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct tabloid of ordering a burglary. Peter …

Did News Corp. Illegally Purchase Saddam Hussein Photos from U.S. Officials?

Dozens of employees have already been arrested for allegedly paying off U.K. officials, and sources now say U.S. agents may also be implicated.<p>While …