NI executive reveals just how cosy relations were with Met – Crime – UK – The Independent

by peterjukes

In a written statement, Neil Wallis said he helped Lord Stevens “throughout” his successful application to become head of Scotland Yard in 2000. Mr Wallis – who ghost-wrote Lord Stevens £5,000-a-time NOTW column after he retired from the Met in 2005 – had advised him he should portray himself as a “coppers copper” or “thief-taker” in his attempt to become commissioner.Mr Wallis also helped Sir Paul Stephenson in his successful application to become commissioner in 2009.Mr Wallis was critical to helping Rupert Murdochs News International group forge the close relationship with Scotland Yard which some have suggested was the reason it failed for five years to mount a thorough investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World.

via NI executive reveals just how cosy relations were with Met – Crime – UK – The Independent.

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