Wednesday, 6 October 2010
High Court Prevents Police from Investigating Perjury Claim !
Belfast High Court Prevents Police from Investigating Perjury Claim !
A decision by the former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Chief Justice Carswell has prevented the police from investigating a case of perjury.
Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci lied under oath in evedince when he claimed that he was not the informer Stakeknife, the former Chief Constible Sir Hugh Orde had already confirmed to a num ber of journolists thatScappaticci was Stakeknife.
From the Sunday Times.
Orde must wish that he’d kept mum about Stakeknife
More trouble for Hugh Orde, the PSNI chief constable, who should have learnt the adage about shut mouths not catching flies. While head of the Stevens inquiry into British Army collusion with Northern Ireland terrorists, Orde said that Freddie Scappaticci was a British military intelligence agent known as Stakeknife. Scappaticci has since denied this in court.
Now Orde has been reminded, in a letter from another former military intelligence agent, Sam Rosenfeld, that he once discussed Scappaticci’s spying activities at a meeting in Heathrow police station. Rosenfeld wants Orde to prosecute Scappaticci for perjury. But maybe the chief constable will be arrested first himself and charged under the Official Secrets Act with being a whistleblower?
Sunday Times Link.