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Operation Countryman Dick Kirby

Operation Countryman By Dick Kirby

Operation Countryman by Dick Kirby

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Reveals the incompetence of the internal police enquiry into Metropolitan and City of London Police corruption.

Operation Countryman Summary

Operation Countryman: The Flawed Enquiry into London Police Corruption by Dick Kirby

In the summer of 1978, rumours emerged from the underworld that huge sums of money had been paid to the City of London Police to water-down evidence and arrange bail in cases of armed robbery. Then it was suggested that Scotland Yard's Flying squad was also involved. The Home Secretary appointed the Dorset Police to investigate but it became clear to the criminals upon whom they relied to provide evidence that they were completely out of their depth. One line of enquiry after another became hopelessly compromised. While the investigation was known officially as Operation COUNTRYMAN, things were so bad that the team were variously nicknamed 'The Swedey' and 'Malice in Blunderland'. Despite a four year enquiry costing i?1/24,000,000 just two convictions were secured and the credit for these went to an undercover officer. Eight Metropolitan policemen were acquitted. The Author, a former senior Metropolitan police officer has used his knowledge and contacts to lift the lid on the shambolic COUNTRYMAN enquiry. He pulls no punches.

About Dick Kirby

Dick Kirby was born in the East End of London and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1967. Half of his twenty-six years' service was spent with Scotland Yard's Serious Crime Squad and the Flying Squad. Kirby contributes to newspapers and magazines on a regular basis, as well as appearing on television and radio. The Guv'nors, The Sweeney, Scotland Yard's Ghost Squad, Brave Line Death on the Beat and Scourge of Soho are all published under the Wharncliffe True Crime imprint and he has further other published works to his credit. On retirement he lives near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Kirby can be visited at his website:

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Operation Countryman: The Flawed Enquiry into London Police Corruption by Dick Kirby
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