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Carl Beech found guilty

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Police officers involved in the probe into an alleged VIP paedophile ring should themselves be investigated according to Sir Richard Henriques. He notes that when applying for warrants to search suspects' homes, the police claimed Carl Beech was a consistent witness.

    In a scathing comment piece in today's Daily Mail he writes that when officers applied for warrants to search the homes of Lady Brittan, Lord Bramall and Harvey Proctor, they told a district judge that Beech had been consistent with his allegations. But, Sir Richard writes: "Beech had not been consistent. In order to obtain a search warrant, an applicant must establish that he or she has reasonable ground to believe that an indictable offence has been committed."

    He adds: "The fact remains, however, that Beech had not remained consistent, the Metropolitan Police informed the district judge that Beech had remained consistent and 'he is felt to be a credible witness who is telling the truth'.

    "A criminal investigation should surely follow."

    I hope it does. The investigation was a shambles from start to finish!
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  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Absolutely. This wasn't a simple question of making a mistake, but a deliberate attempt by certain officers in the Met to deceive - and they have not been punished. They knew from an early stage that Beech's accounts were inconsistent, but the Met got a junior officer unfamiliar with the case to lie in court that Beech was a consistent witness in order to obtain search warrants (with a senior officer observing this from the gallery). How on earth the police's suspicions were not raised when none of the "witnesses" claimed by Beech could be found defeats me. As does the fact that when they made (frankly outrageous) appeals for other abuse victims to come forward, nobody did - because the whole thing was a tissue of lies. Did that really not arouse suspicions?
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