Couple of the old fellas in my office used to work with him in TVP. He was a handy bod to have running the custody desk apparently. Didn't take any messing but sailed close to the edge on some matters of enforcement.. (probably around the time when coppers were able to clip kids round the ear and do much more to the naughty grownups). Left Newbury nick under a cloud (promote and post out). One of them hadn't seen him for a while but when he saw his photo on that news link there was a knowing nod...
(1)A person handles stolen goods if (otherwise than in the course of the stealing) knowing or believing them to be stolen goods he dishonestly receives the goods, or dishonestly undertakes or assists in their retention, removal, disposal or realisation by or for the benefit of another person, or if he arranges to do so ...
As long as he can show that he did not know, or believe that the goods were stolen then he is golden.
I used to know Adrian some 30 years ago, he is not stupid and locally his family was well connected. He must have had some paperwork to back up his claim of innocence is the only assumption I can make.
I think so too - but that doesn't get away from the fact he must have had something about him to get where he did, even if it was teaching recruits how to read and write. National Service sergeant in the education corps must have been up there as one of the better numbers.
It is true, the tool for removing the cover on the Rapier FSB2 Electro optical tracker was a piece of metal rod, knurled at one end with a piece of 5mm allen key welded to it. ten mins to get knocked up in welding shop..........however the bargain British Wasteospace price £98.00 IIRC
I hope they aren't besmirched by claims and backstabs about incompetent juries etc. They deserve the chance to retire peacefully now as they have earned it and I doubt either of them will be welcomed back at work even if they wanted to!