Letter to North Yorks Enquirer

Sir The Hillsborough inquests verdict is the biggest story around at present with the conduct of South Yorkshire Police exposed as appalling beyond comprehension. It has ended the career of my long term adversary, David Crompton, and he deserves every ounce of opprobrium and contempt that will come his way. I hope some of myContinue reading “Letter to North Yorks Enquirer”

409,970 reasons not to trust North Yorkshire Police

The old-fashioned notion that honesty was an integral part of policing in the UK has been comprehensively swept away over the past few years, as corruption scandal after corruption scandal has emerged into the public domain. Many of the worst public outrages concern police forces in Yorkshire. The Hillsborough Disaster, the Battle of Orgreave and RotherhamContinue reading “409,970 reasons not to trust North Yorkshire Police”

The Code of Ethics Confidence Trick

The College of Policing‘s Code of Ethics has often been described via my Twitter feed (@Neil_Wilby) as an Emperor’s New Clothes fairy tale, straight from the Hans Christian Andersen portfolio. It is a joke, a confidence trick, a scam or any other similar name you would like to call it. The only function for the ethics code, thatContinue reading “The Code of Ethics Confidence Trick”

Key witness in police funded civil action is a proven liar

In a sensational and very recent development it can now be proved that the central witness in North Yorkshire Police‘s High Court pursuit of two journalists over harassment claims is a liar. And not just a little white lie, either. There is at least one whopper that could land Jane Kenyon-Miller in a criminal court. DocumentsContinue reading “Key witness in police funded civil action is a proven liar”

The North Yorkshire Police dilemma: Find a murderer or pursue journalists over alleged harassment.

Claudia Lawrence, a chef at York University, was 35 years old when she went missing in 2009. She was spotted on her way to a 6am shift at work but never arrived and hasn’t been seen since. Her disappearance was treated as murder, six weeks after her disappearance, and it is the view of some that NorthContinue reading “The North Yorkshire Police dilemma: Find a murderer or pursue journalists over alleged harassment.”

‘Complete capitulation’ follows the fall of Rome

The decision of the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Julia Mulligan, to use a blank cheque drawn on policing funds to finance a civil harassment claim is one that has already attracted a good deal of controversy. With more certain to follow as the case unravels. Efforts at unpicking both the history and theContinue reading “‘Complete capitulation’ follows the fall of Rome”

Cost of silencing police force critics now approaches £1 million

Tuesday 9th February marked the first anniversary of the initial hearing of a civil harassment claim that is known, curiously, as Hofschröer and others –v- Hofschröer and others. On the face of it, a family dispute gone wrong concerning title to a property formerly owned by a deceased father and an ailing mother. But behindContinue reading “Cost of silencing police force critics now approaches £1 million”

Former Police Authority Chair in fresh Alderman storm

To many in the picturesque coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby, and an even larger number across the broader acres of North Yorkshire, the very thought that Jane Margaret Kenyon could be worthy of a special civic honour would be anathema. Miss Kenyon endured a chequered history during her political career as a councillor in Scarborough; whilst inContinue reading “Former Police Authority Chair in fresh Alderman storm”