This catchphrase, now widely shared on social media and indelibly associated with Durham Constabulary, was first coined in November 2016 as part of communication between journalist, Neil Wilby, and the force, concerning a concise, plainly expressed freedom of information request (read in full here). The disposal of that request quickly turned very ugly after DurhamContinue reading “‘A grubby little police force’”
Tag Archives: Jane Kenyon
Democracy dies another death
Just a few short weeks after publication of one of the most damning civil court judgments I’ve read in recent times, the council at the centre of that legal storm are in the news again: For all the wrong reasons. North Yorkshire County Council, based in sleepy Northallerton , is the host Authority for theContinue reading “Democracy dies another death”
In the Eye of the storm
In July of last year I wrote a lengthy, forensic piece setting out a list of professional and business failings of a noted public figure in North Yorkshire, Jane Kenyon . The thrust of it was opposition to her upcoming nomination as an Alderman of the Scarborough Council. It also detailed the ways our respective pathsContinue reading “In the Eye of the storm”
Deceit and subterfuge underpinned PCC’s decision to fund chief’s civil claim
Much has been written elsewhere, almost exclusively by me, concerning the North Yorkshire Police investigations codenamed Operations Rome and Hyson. The satirical magazine Private Eye did, however, break mainstream media ranks and publish an article in the last week of August, 2016 . The Eye piece is a scathing condemnation of the failed criminal investigationContinue reading “Deceit and subterfuge underpinned PCC’s decision to fund chief’s civil claim”
There are more questions than answers
So goes the 1970’s song by reggae artiste, Johnny Nash, from his iconic, chart-topping album ‘I Can See Clearly Now’. And so it is with my dealings with the slightly less famous Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Who is now recognisable to at least 10% of the populace at the rural end ofContinue reading “There are more questions than answers”
Open letter to North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan
Dear Julia We have met twice over the past two years and conducted discussions amicably on topics connected with your role as Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and the City of York. Particularly, related to the oversight of the Chief Constable that forms one of the three core strands of responsibility of aContinue reading “Open letter to North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan”
The Day of Reckoning
The civil harassment claim originally known as Hofschröer and others -v- Hofschröer and others finally reached its conclusion on 26th July, 2016. Launched and funded by North Yorkshire Police in January 2015, under the codename Operation Hyson, it originally featured nine claimants and three defendants. One of the defendants, Peter Hofschröer, had judgment entered against him in November, 2015Continue reading “The Day of Reckoning”
And then there were two……
The long-running Operation Hyson saga is finally set to reach its conclusion on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th July, 2016 at Leeds County Court. Hyson is the codename given to a wide ranging NorthYorkshire Police-funded civil harassment claim that originally involved nine claimants against three defendants. The documents produced for the first hearing, in FebruaryContinue reading “And then there were two……”
Protected: Crompton and Jones: Two of a kind?
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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”
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