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With Scotland Yard in the dock, now more than ever the public needs to know why the police cannot be trusted to investigate their own corruption.Untouchables, a five year investigation which the Yard tried to stop, provides the essential context to the phone hacking and other scandals currently engulfing Britain's most powerful police force.Republished after seven years, it was the first book to question the cosy relationship between the Yard and sections of the media, to explain why cops are incapable of investigating themselves and to expose the lack of independence in the new police watchdog.From the 1983 Brinks Matt robbery, through the murders of Daniel Morgan, David Norris, Stephen Lawrence, Jill Dando and Damilola Taylor to the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Untouchables reveals the cover ups, double standards and miscarriages of justice during the Yard's phoney war on corruption. Sunday Times journalist Michael Gillard and TV...
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Michael Hillardt (born 22 January 1961) is an Australian former middle distance runner who reached the semi finals of the 1500m at the 1984 Summer Olympics Mike also finished 7th in the 1500m final at the [1987 world championships], beating Steve Cram to the finish line.
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