Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Northumbria Police Dirty Tricks and the Cover-Up of attempted murder

Northumbria Police Turning a Blind Eye to attempted murder of Martin McGartland

Northumbria Police press office, under the orders of their Speical Branch, Mi5 and the Home office (including Jack Straw), claimed the Martin McGartland shooting was as a result of a "drugs-related" shooting. However, Northumbria Police were up to their Dirty Tricks. Northumbria Police also knew at that time that it was an IRA hit but they lied, covered-up. Northumbria Police even prevented the medics from getting to Martin McGartland. Martin was left bleeding with six gun shot wounds for 20 minutes. The IRA traced McGartland to his safehouse after Northumbria Police, Special Branch, CPS and Mi5 take a flawed court case against McGartland in 1997. Northumbria Police had managed to publicise Martin McGartland's real name and even his address, telling the IRA hitmen where he was and where he could be found. The IRA shot McGartland 6 times on the 17th June 1999. Martin McGartland said; "Northumbria Police know who shot me and they know where to find them. However, Northumbria Police, Mi5 and the CPS are involved in a cover-up in my case. They are all protecting IRA murders, bombers. Northumbria Police and its YES officers have never charged anyone with my shooting. DNA etc is also being covered up by Northumbria Police.


CS: Pol-Two more shot dead in gang war

Jeff Wood

17 May 2000 16:56:55 -0000

From: "Jeff Wood", [EMAIL PROTECTED]

It will often be true that a firearms death is a narcotics-related matter,
and increasingly that hint will relegate it to the back pages of the
newspapers, where only people like CS subscribers, who have an interest in
the level of shootings, will note it.

However it is not always true, even where the press officer of the local
police force claims it is. When Martin McGartland, the former MI5/RUC agent
was shot, I recall that the matter was first reported as a "drugs-related"

There were complications to this affair: Northumbria Police had managed to
publicise McGartland's real name and address, telling the hitmen where to
call. The police had also prevented medics from getting to the victim. They
had rear ends to cover, and publicity was unwelcome.

McGartland was too well known for the ploy to work for long, but watch out
for it being used again, if it becomes normal for druggie shootings to get
just a para in the papers.

Yours sincerely

Jeff Wood

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Saturday, May 6, 2000



Martin McGartland and the Northumbria POlice Cover-Up

The letter (in following report) from Mr Crimmens claims McGartland has put his own life and those of his armed escorts at risk by slipping away from the safe house on at least one occasion. 'ACC Tony Crimmens, like his Pals in HQ, are liars and have never told the truth since the day of my shooting by the IRA. I wanted to go to do a tv interview, however, Mi5, Northumbria Police did not want it to happen. They did not want me to tell the public the truth, Northumbria Police were trying to keep me away from media, however, I was NOT going to allow that to happen. So I will say it again ACC TONY CRIMMENS former yes man, ACC at Northumbria Police is a LIAR and he was directly involved in the Northumbria Police cover-up and smearing of me on the day of my shooting and thereafter.', said Martin McGartland.


I shall not be moved, vows McGartland.

The Birmingham Post

February 21, 2000

Former IRA informer Martin McGartland, who survived an assassination attempt eight months ago, yesterday said he would fight police attempts to move him out of a safe house where he has been under 24-hour armed protection.

Northumbria Police want him take up a new identity in another part of the country or accept 28 days' notice to find "alternative accommodation".

Reports have put the cost of providing 24-hour protection for Mr McGartland at more than a pounds 1 million.

The force declined to comment on reports that assistant chief constable Tony Crimmens had written to the ex-RUC agent last week with the ultimatum.

Mr McGartland is credited with saving 50 lives, including those of British servicemen, when he infiltrated the IRA in Belfast between 1988 and 1991.

He believes it was the IRA who last June tried to have him killed outside his home on Tyneside, where he moved after his cover was blown in 1991.

He was shot six times, but Northumbria Police have refused to say whether the shooting was linked to the IRA.

Mr McGartland said the alternatives being offered by police did not guarantee his safety, and he would be seeking a judicial review of the decision.

He said: "The law clearly states that if there has been any threat against any individual, the police have a duty to look after that person to such times as that threat goes.

"I know it was the IRA that tried to shoot me last year, even though Northumbria Police refuse to say that, and my life is still in danger.

"What is being offered to me does not guarantee my safety. The IRA could easily uncover any new identity the Crown authorities give me, and the move to new accommodation does not provide me with even CCTV security."

He said: "People forget that I fought on behalf of the Government and the RUC by getting inside the IRA, even if is was for only two years.

"At the end of the day, I put my life on the line, and now they are saying, `okay that was a long time ago you have nothing to fear'. But I have been shot since."

The letter from Mr Crimmens claims McGartland has put his own life and those of his armed escorts at risk by slipping away from the safe house on at least one occasion.

McGartland said the police were using the incident to force him out.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said the force was not commenting on Mr McGartland's security arrangements.

But a force spokesman said: "We consider it unreasonable to provide the current level of accommodation and security on a long-term basis."

Mr Andrew Mackay, Conservative spokesman on Northern Ireland, said: "Clearly, McGartland is at risk, particularly after the attempt on his life last year.

"In those circumstances it is essential that he is properly protected by the authorities, and if this were not to be the case those responsible for such a decision would be in dereliction of their duties."