Thursday, 18 October 2007

Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson: Portuguese Police is incompetent...

As it was expected, the main conclusion of the team headed by Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson is that Portuguese Police had not the capacity to handle “such a big job.” The conclusion was reached in only three days at Praia da Luz, without any access to the crime scene or to most witnesses, and no access to Police files, as The Telegraph invented.

The “inescapable conclusion” was that Portuguese police was “totally ill-equipped for the job”, in the words of Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson, the SIXTH former high ranking British policemen to come forward with strong criticism of the investigation lead by Polícia Judiciária, in close cooperation with British police.

Like the others before him, Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Stevenson forget to mention that most crucial evidence was collected with the help of a British Police special team that came to Portugal at the end of July. They brought two of the best – and unique... - sniffers dogs in the world, Eddie and Keela, from South Yorkshire Police. The samples collected were also analysed by the best British laboratory, the Forensic Science Service.

It seems that all of those former policemen need to refresh their memory. Getting old is like a naufrage, General Charles de Gaule used to say...

A list of the most visible former British Police officers, specialized in trashing Portuguese police:

Former CID detective Mark Williams-Thomas, who is also the owner and managing-director of WT Associates, a company that offers, among many other services, media handling and advice for high profile cases and “design or review organisations media crisis policy”.

Mike Hames, the ex-commander who set up Scotland Yard's paedophilia unit, author of ‘The Dirty Squad’ and also a media consultant on child abuse, paedophilia, murder and high profile abduction cases,

Dai Davies, a senior associate of Kingfell Global Crisis, Director and Lead Consultant of Selectamark Consultancy, responsible for the security of the Royal family and palaces, for more than 15 years.

Ex-Flying Squad Commander John O’Connor is a former British Policeman

Desmond Thomas, former deputy head of Hampshire CID