http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2221770_1,00.html ''Shooting inquiry leak reveals catalogue of blunders by police SIR IAN Blairâs position as Metropolitan Police Commissioner looked increasingly fragile after political support for him appeared to fade last night. The beleaguered head of Scotland Yard received only lukewarm support from Tony McNulty, the Police Minister, as it emerged that the inquiry into the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes will disclose serious blunders and mistakes by the force. ''..the inquiry found that senior Scotland Yard officers already knew that Mr deMenezes was innocent when Sir Ian told a news conference that the shooting was directly linked to a series of attempted suicide bombings in the capital the previous day. The paper quoted an âIPCC-linked sourceâ as saying that there was a belief in Whitehall that Sir Ian had not been told immediately because he was ânotorious for taking bad news very badlyâ. The source was also quoted as telling the paper that the inquiry had found that Sir Ian tried to prevent the IPCC from investigating, citing the Prime Ministerâs name in his support.''