It looks as though Drifloud has leaked another bit of the report resulting from the IPCC-mandated investigation of the way in which the Barnet police conducted the original police investigation in September 2014. Oh, huzzah.
We qualify this by saying “it looks as though…”, since we can only infer from the content of what he’s released that it is, in fact, excerpted from the final IPCC report.
The fact that he’s in a frothing rage is another clue, of course—clearly things didn’t go the way Abe and Ella had hoped, and as their last remaining fanboy, Drifloud is pretty much obligated to hop up and down from his position on the sidelines, shaking his tiny fist and screaming obscenities at the ref.
Here’s Drippy’s latest installment in the ongoing IPCC saga:
The screengrab is divided in two: the top half seems to be quoted from the investigating officer’s response to “Complaint Point 14: ‘The recordings made by officer Yaohirou were not made available nor reviewed by the investigating team’.
DCI Foulkes allows DI Cannon to speak to this question:
The recordings made by SC Yaohirou (which outlined the allegations in less detail than the ABE interviews) were seized by officers in Woodford and placed in a property store in East London. This matter was reported late on a Friday evening when the property store would have been closed and the seized laptop would not have been available for examination until first thing Monday morning, 8th September 2014.
Drippy waxes scathing in his response to this statement:
FACT: SC Yaohirou testified in Court, 17/2/2015, that “this matter” was FIRST reported directly to New Scotland Yard, very early Friday MORNING, “at around 1 am”—which would have been recorded. He stated that: “Two police officers with a sergeant” came to his house at around 8 o’clock in the morning, 5th September 2014, “listened to the recording and they decided to take the phone and process the matter.”
But Drippy seems to have forgotten his own revelations from two months ago, when he published parts of the transcript of the fact-finding hearing over which Mrs Justice Pauffley presided in February 2015.
Here’s what Drifloud was saying this past March:
Drippy insists, here and in his comment on the IPCC report above, that when Barnet police stated that they hadn’t listened to the recording, they were lying.
However, reading Jean-Clement’s testimony a bit more carefully, the real picture becomes clear. Abe had told him that Haringey police were ‘in on it’, and so he had initially called Scotland Yard, where he was told to call his own local constabulary. This just happened to be Waltham Forest Police.
So Barnet officers didn’t come to his house on the Friday morning; Waltham Forest officers visited him, listened to the recording, and removed the phone for further study. Jean-Clement states that Waltham Forest Police “listened to the recording and they decided to take the phone and progress the matter”.
By the time the matter was reported to Barnet Police late Friday evening, it was too late to visit the storage facility in Chingford; and in any case, a video recording of the children would have been far less useful to the police as evidence than their own ABE interviews. They conducted the first of those interviews on Friday, 5 September—the evening they first received the report.
Just as DI John Cannon said, in fact.
In all his flailing about and fulminating, Drippy has managed to score an own goal…and a lovely one it is, too.