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Old 3rd May 2019, 08:27
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I believe the Met Police is deliberately fudging the issue with the constant repetition of the line "We can only investigate a breach of the Official Secrets Act if we are asked to by the Cabinet Office". On the radio yesterday was a discussion with a former Director of the CPS, a QC, who said if any member of the public thinks a crime has been committed, they are entitled to report it to the police and the police will be obliged to investigate at least to determine whether or not a crime may indeed have been committed and to proceed accordingly.
That's how it works! If anyone wants to call the police a report the incident they may be inclined to investigate, however I suspect it'll take more than an oik piling up at the local nick (supposing of course they can gain physical access to Fortress Plod) and say I heard there's been this crime - it was in the Daily Mail.
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