Gavin Drake

Journalist

The victim was unable to substantiate the allegation

“No action was taken because the victim was unable to substantiate the allegation” – those were the words today of a senior Metropolitan Police detective explaining why no action was taken against a man accused of sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl. The man,…

The Nigerian 419 scammers are getting more brazen in their lies

Have you heard about a 419 scam? Named after the relevant part of Nigeria’s criminal code; a 419 scam is an email based confidence trick where unwitting recipients are told that they’ve won the lottery, or – more common – that a disgruntled bank worker…

Police Interceptors highlights mockery of justice

Watching the fly-on-the-wall documentary Police Intercepters on 5* tonight, it’s impossible not to think that the English justice system is not fit for purpose. In one case, a couple were caught cultivating cannabis in their loft with a full hydroponic kit – lighting, insulation, the…

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