Posts Tagged ‘Police’

Murder or suicide?

Eddie Gilfoyle’s 16-year fight to clear his name Eddie Gilfoyle was jailed for life in July 1993 after being found guilty of of killing his pregnant wife. It could be a run of the mill family get-together: a devoted sister and her husband calling in on her brother to update him on the recent graduation of their children. They sit in comfortable chairs around a small table and, over coffee, proudly show him pictures of the event. But this is no ordinary family gathering. The meeting is part of an odyssey that began 16 years ago and will continue until the prisoner, Eddie Gilfoyle, is cleared of a crime he says he did not commit; a crime which his supporters say was never a crime in the first place. In a twist of fate, the brother-in-law, Paul Caddick, is a former police sergeant who spent a career building up cases against criminals. He has now used the last decade-and-a-half dismantling the evidence that convicted his wife’s brother of murder. Gilfoyle was jailed for life in 1993. In the evening of 4 June 1992, 33-year-old Paula Gilfoyle was found hanging from a beam in the garage of the family home in …..


What went wrong with the promotion process? The recent inquest into how high flying Greater Manchester Chief Constable Mike Todd’s life ended with excessive alcohol and exposure on Snowdon’s summit raises the question (still to be answered) of how was he ever promoted to that high rank in the first place. The litany of mistresses and wild living must surely have made him a huge security risk because his rank would have secured him automatic entry to “COBRA”, the cabinet office’s security high command, always launched when terrorist or other security breaches occur.Even as chief constable, he was soon starting yet another affair on his own doorstep with a high flying married Manchester business woman which lasted three years. The Daily Telegraph really dishes the dirt by describing alleged affairs and his nickname. “Hot Toddy”, who, amongst the many; made advances to a female journalist and a young Greater Manchester recruit. He was a fast track officer. Essex as a bobby with a good degree in 1976, promoted to assistant chief constable, Nottingham 1995, then on to Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Met in 1998, picking up a Queens Police medal in 2001. Onwards and upwards then to the pinnacle …..

Firearms Chief Caught with Unlicensed Ammunition

“Firearms chief caught with unlicensed ammunition. (Jan 23 2007 by Gareth Hughes, Daily Post) The head of North Wales Police‚Äôs firearms unit yesterday admitted having ammunition he was not licensed to keep.” Download the pdf of the full article below: [download#3] From the Blog PPP written by citizens who are “concerned about the direction policing is going in North Wales”