December 13th, 2013

Blundering Cops Lose Crucial Handy-cock Evidence

The police force who dropped the Mike Hancock sexual assault case last month have fessed up to losing a key part of the evidence against him. Hampshire police told Handy-cock’s alleged victim that they can’t find discs which contain his phone records and show the extensive level of contact between him and the claimant. She is now going to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. What a cluster…


137 Comments

  1. 1
    • 3
      Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immingrants and Criminals says:

      Was this a deliberate loss?

      • 9

        See below.

        Also, isn’t it good of the police not to bury this news during the Mandela wankfest but to bury it instead on a Friday when all the politicians and many of the courts will have wrapped up for the week.

        Your question shows that you have too nice a nature, sir.

      • 10
        Mustapha Djinn says:

        A cock up ?

      • 13
        Mitch says:

        I thought under new anti-terrorism legislation phone companies had to keep records of all calls for (?) 5 years? Why not ask them for the details? Surely they only gave the police a copy, not the originals?

        • 16
          NSA says:

          If we answered that question honestly, we’d have to kill you

        • 36
          lojolondon says:

          EXACTLY! Call the phone company and ask for a report. They did it once, they can do it again. No excuses, except to say that justice delayed is justice denied!

          • Mitch says:

            Oops looks like they won’t get far that way:

            “Like the rest of the EU the UK is subject to the European Union’s Data Retention Directive. All telecommunications data in the UK is kept for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years.”

          • Winston says:

            Surely the general terms of the Data Retention Directive no longer apply to this particular data once it has been identified and extracted as required for Police evidence! It should therefore have been retained and archived by the telephone company.

            And what about simply asking the Police and Home Office for details of standard procedure for evidence security – copy/archive. procedures. Will be documented. No way would any organisation retain data on only one set of CDs.

          • When Can We Start Hanging Them? says:

            I know someone who works in digital forensics and simply put he tells me that if the standard procedure for digital evidence has been followed then it is not possible to ‘lose’ the discs. For a start there will be depending on the protocols of the force in question be at least one duplicate set held securely (some have up to 3 sets) and the data will also be held on a secure server expressly for evidence like this. This server is both physically and electronically protected. The only way is can be ‘lost’ is gross negligence or criminal intent.

          • ER WINSTON … NO WAY WOULD ANY ORGANIZATION RETAIN DATA ON ONLY ONE SET OF CD S ??? ….THIS IS HER MAJESTY S PLOD WE RE TALKING ABOUT . …

          • Anonymous says:

            They only keep call data. The content of the messages is only retained on the actual handset itself!

        • 73
          Old_Bill says:

          Now your just being vexatious

        • 125
          ujg564 says:

          Just ask the yank NSA for a copy.

      • 15
        Seen it all says:

        I don’t believe the police did this by accident

        • 37
          FreemasonsRUs says:

          Roll up left trouser leg and apply funny handshake.

          • Anon says:

            Strangely enoiugh, a person I know who always seems to automatically disbelieve the police is a freemason and a magistrate. Maybe he knows something.

      • 61
        The boys from the Lodge says:

        Agreed this sounds like a deliberate cover up and possible corruption.

      • 89
        Cock a doodle doo says:

        He obviously has a little dossier with the names of bumsex loving cabinet ministers.

      • 90
        Arthur says:

        This seems about as genuine as the shredding of Blair’s expenses

      • 92
        cynic says:

        Were any funny handshakes involved?

      • 122
        Rip van Wrinkle says:

        Is the Pope Catholic?

    • 7

      Back in the 70s, one of my reps got off a speeding rap in Kent by paying £60. £20 went to his contact on the force, £20 to the arresting officer and £20 to the one who had to make the necessary alteration on the charge sheet.

      He was amazed at how cheaply they put their jobs at risk.

      Guess Handy might have had to add another zero on the end…

      • 38
        Macaulay says:

        What? You are not suggesting that the Hampshire Constabulary have deliberately lost this evidence, are you?

        That would be truly outrageous.

        • 45
          Anon says:

          Yes it would be outrageous. It is also most likely to be the truth of the matter.

          • FFS says:

            I don’t care so much that they have lost this evidence. It is only a matter of time before this old perv goes and does something worse anyway.

            What really pisses me off is that having deliberately “lost” this evidence, absolutely nothing will be done to make sure it will never happen again.

          • It doesn’t happen by accident, you know.

            Someone has to part with folding money for this level of incompetence.

            The classical Law of Conservation of Mass still holds good for these purposes.

        • 118

          I quite agree sir

          Near treasonable if ever proven .

  2. 2
    HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

    We should be told exactly what evidence has been so conveniently ‘lost’ .

  3. 4
    Common Purpose says:

    He must be a freemason.
    Brothers are obliged to look after each other.
    Boaz.

  4. 5
    SFG says:

    Local Snr Police Officer does ‘favour’ for Local MP and ‘looses’ key evidence, probably after exchanging funny handshake
    Surprising thing is that anyone is surprised that this has happened

  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

    How convenient for Handy-cock.

  6. 8
    Thats Handy says:

    Just another coincidence

  7. 11
    Seriously says:

    In today’s world of computerisation and the numerous methods of copying, how is it possible to lose evidence?

    • 14
      Mitch says:

      Exactly. Surely the police only had a copy? The phone company aren’t allowed to give out the originals..?

      • 24
        Hergé says:

        Phone Companies(like Banks etc)periodically delete their records/archives to free up computer space so it could be that historical data is no longer held…it obviously depends on the company how long they keep data for….in some instances it could be as little as 12 months

        • 27
          Mitch says:

          Except that it’s now a legal requirement to keep records on phone calls, texts, emails, etc. I’m sure that it’s for more than 12 months.

          • FFS says:

            In any case, why didn’t the plod simply copy the disks for investigative use while the originals were kept in safe storage, like any other organisation wishing to present itself as COMPETENT.

            Oh, I forgot, they have a habit of “losing” evidence when it is politically convenient to do so – Menendez shooting, Madeleine McCann blood sample etc.

    • 33
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Easy: place large quantities of used notes in the right person’s pocket.

  8. 12
    UKIP or bust says:

    I wouldn’t have chosen the word “Blundering” to explain why the evidence is no longer available.

  9. 18
    Voltaire says:

    The Chief Constable should be sacked. Today. Without pension.

    • 79
      No excuses says:

      Correct. He should carry the can.

    • 94
      cynic says:

      His subordinates down to the actual officers responsible should punished as well, say 100 lashes each and a fine of a year’s salary.

    • 110
      Anonymous says:

      Chief C should come up with who is responsible for the loss, if he can’t , then he himself should be held to account for it. It’s that simple.
      Fed up with ‘institutional’ failings and zero accountability in the public sector.

  10. 19
    I'll have some of that says:

    I’m sure everything is on the square.

  11. 20
    The Pompey Lodge says:

    Another success for brotherly love…..

    Now what is on next months agenda that requires urgent fixing !!

  12. 21
    Mitch says:

    O/T what kind of predictive texting uses the word “Pikey”?

    • 40
      Anon says:

      Why ZanuLieLabor of course !!

      its all in there genes …….

    • 59
      Samsung says:

      On Android phones we have predictive text for N!gger, Sh!rtlifter, P!key and a host of other non-PC terms as we discovered through research that these were the most common words in the English language.

  13. 22
    To the barricades... says:

    If we can tolerate this level of blatant corruption we should expect anything.

    • 70
      Portsmouth - twined with Chicago, Lagos and Tirana says:

      When you have a lapdog liblabcon media desperate to maintain the corrupt status quo, the political class can get away with anything.

  14. 23
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Somewhere, a police coffee mug is sitting on the evidence.

  15. 25
    Flabberghasted says:

    No-one believes this, surely?

  16. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Not sure I understand!

    Surely they can collect the evidence again unless they’ve also `lost’ the various telecomms companies’ data too?

    • 63
      FFS says:

      Well the original allegations went back to 2010 so the telecom companies probably haven’t kept their records going back that far.

      So conveniently the police, having decided not to prosecute in the first place back in 2010, have arranged to delay proceedings for such a long time that the woman now bringing a civil suit against Hancock can no longer find any evidence to back up her claim as the police have “lost” it and the telecoms companies can’t go back that far in their own records.

      • 100
        cynic says:

        Surely to have been lost it must have existed? Therefore it would be fair to allow the courts to assume the worst in the related case, as well as punishing the ‘losers’ severely. That would eliminate the point of such losses.

      • 123
        Rip van Wrinkle says:

        Ask GCHQ.I’m sure they have recordings of every mobile phone call and text message ever sent. After all, they do this for our own safety, don’t they?

  17. 29
    Little English People says:

    I do not believe Hampshire Police.

    They are merely stooges to the political elite.

    IPCC – what a crock of shite

  18. 30
    Pissed off Pompey Resident NOW Voting UKIP !!! says:

    Is someone going to interview Chief Constable Andy Marsh for
    the public record before he takes sudden early retirement ??

  19. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Disgrace!Whose NOT being sacked this time?

  20. 39
    Aaron D Highside. says:

    I think we need Pollard on the case.

  21. 41
    Sir William Wayde says:

    This is another reason why the State should not be permitted to amass huge quantities of personal data. They will muddle it, lose bits, invent bits, corrupt bits, misinterpret bits amd generally get it arse-about-face. Any such database becones increasingly corrupt as time goes by, because there is no facility for the subjects of the database – you, me and Muggins – to correct it.

  22. 47
    Sid James says:

    Hyah hyah hyah! Well done ‘ancock! (Da da da da da dar)

  23. 49
    A Joke says:

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    ————————————————————————-

    REST OF THE WORLD VERSION:

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    The shivering grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

    THE END

    ————————————————————————

    LABOUR GOVERNMENT THE UK VERSION

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    Come winter, the squirrel is warm and well fed.

    A social worker finds the shivering grasshopper, calls a press conference and demands to know why the squirrel should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others less fortunate, like the grasshopper, are cold and starving.

    The BBC shows up to provide live coverage of the shivering grasshopper; with cuts to a video of the squirrel in his comfortable warm home with a table laden with food.

    The British press inform people that they should be ashamed that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so, while others have plenty.

    The Labour Party, Greenpeace, Animal Rights and The Grasshopper Council of GB demonstrate in front of the squirrel’s house. The BBC, interrupting a cultural festival special from Notting Hill with breaking news, broadcasts a multi-cultural choir singing ‘We shall overcome’.

    Ken Livingstone rants in an interview with Trevor McDonald that the squirrel got rich off the backs of grasshoppers, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the squirrel to make him pay his ‘fair share’ and increases the charge for squirrels to enter inner London .

    In response to pressure from the media, the Government drafts the Economic Equity and Grasshopper anti Discrimination Act, retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

    The squirrel’s taxes are reassessed. He is taken to court and fined for failing to hire grasshoppers as builders for the work he was doing on his home and an additional fine for contempt when he told the court the grasshopper did not want to work. The grasshopper is provided with a council house, financial aid to furnish it and an account with a local taxi firm to ensure he can be socially mobile. The squirrel’s food is seized and re distributed to the more needy members of society, in this case the grasshopper.

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    A Panorama special shows the grasshopper finishing up the last of the squirrel’s food, though spring is still months away, while the council house he is in, crumbles around him because he hasn’t bothered to maintain the house. He is shown to be taking drugs. Inadequate government funding is blamed for the grasshoppers’ drug ‘illness’.

    The cats seek recompense in the British courts for their treatment since arrival in UK .

    The grasshopper gets arrested for stabbing an old dog during a burglary to get money for his drugs habit. He is imprisoned but released immediately because he has been in custody for a few weeks. He is placed in the care of the probation service to monitor and supervise him.. Within a few weeks he has killed a guinea pig in a botched robbery.

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    grasshoppers and legal aid for lawyers representing asylum seekers is increased. The government praises the asylum-seeking cats for enriching Britain ‘s multicultural diversity, and dogs are criticised by the government for failing to befriend the cats.

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    The squirrel, the dogs and the victims of the hijacking, the bombing, the burglaries and robberies have to pay an additional percentage on their credit cards to cover losses. Their taxes are increased to pay for law and order, and they are told that they will have to work beyond 65 because of a shortfall in government funds.

    THE END

  24. 50
    Handycock says:

    Nothing to fear, nothing to hide.

    My pals do the hiding for me.

  25. 51
    Oh Brother! says:

    Of course, there is no connections whatsoever with the news that the Chief Constable of Hampshire might have his own little local difficulty?

    http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/10616883.Hampshire_Constabulary_s_chief_constable_Andy_Marsh_being_investigated_over_Stanbridge_Earls/

  26. 52
    Joe Public & all Voting UKIP.ORG says:

    No whats wrong with appointing Hutton to fully (not) investigate

    after all he has great experience in applying very thick coats of WHITEWASH !!

    and all fully endorsed by the Handshake & Rolled up trouser leg establishment.

    Joe Public has no say what so ever except to pick up the full costs & not

    ask any type of embarrassing questions at all.

    This is to be seen as British fair play & democracy in action instead of

    what it really is they are all rotten to the fcuking core……

    • 62
      Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

      Look we run this country,always have,always will, now f*ck off. Any more criticism of Brother Handy, and his boys will be paying you a visit and Hampshire Constabulary will look away. Anyway they are all in the same Lodge, organised by Brotherr Handy himself. Boaz.

  27. 55
    Alex says:

    Does chucking a CD in the CID office shredder really constitute “losing” it?

  28. 58
    Common Purpose says:

    Move along please. Nothing to see here.

  29. 60
    Scots33 says:

    U cant keep a good man doon….

  30. 65
    Hancock's Half Hour says:

    My missus dressed up as a police woman last night and giggled, “You’re being charged with being good in bed…”

    After two minutes she said she was dropping the charge due to lack of evidence.

  31. 66
    PC Knacker's laughing at you. says:

    Monstrous bungling by the police? Oh wait…………..and statistically speaking:

    “Not enough resources”, a statement from ACPO said.

  32. 67
    Jeffricock Archer says:

    Fascinating that the police in Hampshire should have so many people blogging about their corruption. Do they not have fragrance?

  33. 76
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    On the one hand the Police attempt to fit up a chief whip on the other they fail to prosecute a sex criminal.

    They are perhaps subverted by EU / Common Purpose traitors.

    Doesn’t make sense – and their b/s about needing to recruit more R’omanian officers in London to deal with the imported crime problem is r’acist at best.

  34. 77
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    How convenient, friends in low places.

  35. 84
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Friends in low places?

  36. 88
    Wait - what! says:

    Why the outrage, at least it’s now all square and on the level.

  37. 91
    Lke you said the bankers ARE scum says:

    The NSA will have a record

  38. 95
    Corrupt PC says:

    While passing the entrance to Hampshire Police HQ I witnessed this Mike Hancock evidence being accidentally lost.

  39. 96
    Norm Al Joseph says:

    What amazes me is the silence from All our political class over this whole affair.

  40. 98
    Sir Robert Peel says:

    It seems to be the case that these days the police are only interested if one of their own is threatened or if worse befalls one of their officers: then they pull out all the stops. Otherwise they couldn’t care less about loss of evidence or failing to investigate crime (of all kinds). As far as the latter is concerned they are only interested in results and if a matter is unlikely to be capable of swift resolution, then they aren’t interested, as it won’t look good in the crime figures.

    And we are the ones who pay their wages and their pensions. Part of the problem is also that the majority of plods these days are none too bright and have become politicised – as the Plebgate incident shows only too clearly.

  41. 99
    Earl of Croydon says:

    “Fessed up” !!! What kind of twit uses words like that.
    It sounds like some stupid spotty teenager with his cap on back to front and trouser crutch half way down his legs.
    If I were who ever it were who wrote this I would be most embarrassed.

  42. 101
    Scooper says:

    Time the National Police Agency or what used to be called the Serious and Organised Crimes Agency (SOCA) was brought in. Giving it to the police complaints idiots is worse than useless – they could not investigate their way out of a paper bag. Handy seems to think he’s beaten the rap – that’s the impression he gives – and suddenly one begins to wonder……….

  43. 103
    Catch-all says:

    Hancock: I’m sure Mandela would just chuckle and forgive me.

  44. 106
    MickeyJackoffs Ghost says:

    Bo-selecta

  45. 111
    ArthurDaly says:

    Totally disasterous… I’ve got a lock-up full of

    FREE HANDYCOCK NOW t-shirts,

    and now this shite. FFS

  46. 113
    Brown Turd says:

    Poor girl!

  47. 114
    Brown Tvrd says:

    Poor girl!

  48. 115
    Brown Tvrd says:

    He is a scumbag!

  49. 121

    Handy-Cock Gate innit?

  50. 126
    Paul Gadd says:

    Mike is innocent you mingers.

  51. 129
    Smack My Nigella Up says:

    ‘uckin Paedo

  52. 132
    majorfrustration says:

    Freemasons – don’t you just love em

  53. 134
    fed-up in britain says:

    you couldent make it up. What a shower of shit. Gissa ajob.

  54. 136
    Hampshireresident says:

    Hampshire Police are famous for losing evidence so that the easy target loses. I wish the victim every success but I fear she is wasting her time making a formal complaint to the IPCC who are every bit as corrupt as Hampshire Police.

    She would do better to start legal action to reclaim the ‘lost evidence’ and it would be much better if the press investigated just how many complaints the IPCC have had of lost evidence. I suspect it would shock most people.

  55. 137
    L. Warwick Hunt says:

    Wasnt the Lesser Spotted Handy Cock due to make an appearance on Monday? Any reports of a sighting?


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