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Thoughts On The Closure Of Operation Midland

  So, Operation Midland is dead – ‘Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum. Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.’ John Mann … Continue reading

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Met Statement on Operation Midland

A man in his 60s who was previously interviewed under caution has today, Monday 21 March, been advised by officers working on Operation Midland that he will face no further action. Operation Midland has now closed. In October 2014, the … Continue reading

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Operation Midland: Imber Village ‘Military Premises’

From Vikram Dodd’s latest story in The Guardian  HERE In one instance Nick correctly described the interior of a military premises in southern England, where he claimed abuse had taken place. The details he provided were not publicly available, and … Continue reading

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Operation Midland To Announce No Charges For Harvey Proctor

In a story in The Guardian written by Vikram Dodd (Let’s give him all the recognition he deserves) we learn that Operation Midland is set to announce that Harvey Proctor will not face any charges related to allegations made by … Continue reading

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Operation Midland: Did Nick Identify Edward Heath’s Home ?

Several months ago I heard a very interesting rumour. It was that Nick had been taken around London by Operation Midland and had identified a house that had once been occupied by Leon Brittan for only a very short period; … Continue reading

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Operation Midland: Exaro’s Corroborative Witness For Nick

When Exaro News first published a story regarding the Operation Midland witness Nick [12 July 2014], the reaction of The Needle team was one of shock but not, like most readers, because the allegations were so disturbing but because we … Continue reading

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Hogan-Howe Announces Judge Led Inquiry Into Operation Midland

By announcing this broader inquiry into VIP abuse investigations, Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe cleverly heads off calls for a specific Operation Midland inquiry once it closes, which would be extremely embarrassing, and at the same time the findings, when … Continue reading

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Why Operation Midland Should Have Interviewed Nick’s Ex-Wife.

Before continuing I need to make a quick correction. I’ve written before that there were around 60 detectives working on Operation Midland. In a story today the Daily Mail gives the number at 27. I’m happy to accept that I … Continue reading

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Tom Watson MP On Operation Midland Witness ‘Nick’

From an interview with Tom Watson 28/11/14 He has met the man known as Nick, but “it was a very, very traumatic and difficult conversation, as you would imagine. He only told me about one murder. He spoke very slowly, … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Police Set To End Operation Midland Fiasco

This according to Stephen Wright of The Mail who is normally very well informed on this issue (unlike stories in The Sun about Op Midland over the last two weeks) As Wright points out, there will be a great many questions … Continue reading

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Operation Midland: Context And Consequences.

According to the available evidence, on the 19th May 2014 DCI Paul Settle was removed from heading the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) investigation into paedophile activity by establishment figures. The previous September Settle had concluded, following advice from the CPS, … Continue reading

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Operation Midland: ‘No Further Action’ Against Lord Bramall –

Frankly, I think this statement is weak from the Met. Because of their actions a 92 year old former D-Day veteran has been named in the media as a paedophile and child murderer and their statement simply states that there … Continue reading

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Statement re: Operation Midland and Fairbank

Bury the name and you bury the shame… The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has today, Monday, 19 October, brought together all the various strands of non-recent child abuse allegations under a newly formed investigation team led by Detective Superintendent Ang … Continue reading

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Media advisory – complainant in Operation Midland

Many thanks to M On the cards after the Daily Mail’s story last week. I’ve no idea what they were thinking. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is currently investigating allegations made by a complainant that he was sexually abused by … Continue reading

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Operation Midland: Statement Imminent ?

For the purposes of this article I’m going to assume that today’s story in The Daily Mail, HERE,  is broadly accurate. However, even as I assume that, I would like to distance myself from the description of Nick as a … Continue reading

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Op Fairbank: Operation Midland & ‘Possible Homicide’.

According to Exaro News – HERE, Operation Midland is investigating allegations connected to Dolphin Square. That the Met have released a statement suggests that this is significant and being taken very seriously. Detectives examining accusations of historical sexual abuse have launched … Continue reading

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IPCC Statement: Five Officers Referred In Relation To Op Midland

Following today’s publication of the independent review by Sir Richard Henriques of the Metropolitan Police Service handling of non-recent sexual offence investigations alleged against persons of public prominence, IPCC Deputy Chair Rachel Cerfontyne said: “We were advised earlier today that … Continue reading

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Op Midland Were Unaware Of Nick’s Savile Allegation Before Bramall Raid

Before looking at The Telegraph story regarding Metropolitan Police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, visiting Field Marshal Lord Bramall on Wednesday and apologising to him, I thought I’d lead with some new information, namely that, according to an informed source, Operation Midland were … Continue reading

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Edward Heath: Operation Conifer

Many thanks to gw. Wiltshire Police are currently recruiting civilian investigators to help investigate allegations of child sexual abuse that have been made against former Prime Minister Edward Heath. The advertisement explains: It has been agreed that Wiltshire Police will … Continue reading

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Met Statement On Op Midland: No Apology But Bramall Cleared

In this statement Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan explains why the Met will not apologise to Lord Bramall for the public way that he has been associated with false allegations of child sexual abuse. However, when a fuller understanding of the broader … Continue reading

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