Jon Boutcher [Aka Kenova] conduct complaint/s of 03 May 2019 (as below) by Martin McGartland

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Bedfordshire Police and Crime Panel fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Martin McGartland

17 February 2019

Dear Bedfordshire Police and Crime Panel,

I am requesting copies of information, documents and correspondence (including letters, emails and other records) between your crime panel (as well as its members and staff) and PCC Holloway, OPCC Bedfordshire and its staff concerning the below conduct complaint/s made against Jon Boutcher by Martin McGartland on 05 May 2019,

This request is also for the same information - as above - relating to all / any contact between crime panel, its members and staff and Jon Boutcher relating to the below complaints. The information I am requesting is for copies of all notes, records(telephone / meetings, minutes) which relate to this request, below Jon Boutcher conduct complaint/s

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

03 May 2019

Complaint about the conduct of CC Jon Boutcher

Dear Ms Holloway,

I am writing to you to make a complaint against CC Jon Boutcher. The reason for this is due to his reneging on promises and assurances that he made to me concerning a review of my attempted murder case which was being investigated by Northumbria Police (NP). I met Jon Boutcher in September / October 2017 concerning his operation Kenova enquiry. As a result, I requested if he would consider conducting a review of my attempted murder, which he accepted.

Around the same time, I met Jon Boutcher (for the second time), as well as his T/ACC Paul Fullwood at Bedfordshire HQ. Jon Boutcher had tasked Paul Fullwood to select officers to conduct the said review and informed me that Mr Fullwood would be my means of contact given Mr Boutcher was busy with other force and Kenova work.

At the second meeting with CC Boutcher, he personally assured and promised me that he would disclose a copy of his review teams findings and the report. He also assured me that any identified wrongdoing, misconduct and or criminal offences by former or present NP officers or any other agencies or agents would be acted upon and would be reported to the relevant authorities and taken forward (i.e IOPC, CPS etc) and done so without fear or favour.

During my contact with Paul Fullwood (who I understand you are not able to investigate but who I only mention for background), he repeated those same assurances to me many times and in emails as well as during telephone conversations. Rather than bombarding you with lots of documents and information, I want to place on the record that there are numerous emails between myself, Jon Boutcher and Paul Fullwood which will corroborate the above. I am aware that you will, if required, have access to those. Obviously, I also have copies of those if they are required.

Around January / February 2018 (or thereabouts) CC Boutcher and Paul Fullwood were passed a copy of the review teams draft report and around that time and up until the present day, CC Boutcher's attitude changed completely whereby my being supplied with a copy of the review report (as he had previously and continually assured and promised me) changed to my being supplied with a redacted copy of the review report but he stated that there would not be many redactions and those that were would be only relating to damage or harm that could be caused to the ongoing investigation into my attempted murder.

That then changed to CC Boutcher informing me that he had recommended in his report that the redacted copy that he prepared to be disclosed to me should be disclosed to me by NP. Then most recently and up to 6 months after CC Boutcher disclosed his report and findings to NP, I was informed by him that he was seeking legal advice concerning the report and also the disclosure of it to me. I have never been informed of the outcome of that legal advice (which I have said was circumvented, as well as above) nor is CC Boutcher responding to any of my recent emails. He has tasked his head of legal to write to me without giving me any explanation as to the above.

It has been around 20 months since I met CC Boutcher and T/ACC Fullwood and during that period I have been very anxiously waiting for their findings only to be completely let down and being subjected to lengthy delay which has resulted in broken and reneged promises and what I am clear is a wilful act by CC Boutcher to cover up his / the review team findings.

I am complaining for the following reasons:

1. That CC Boutcher reneged on all promises and assurances he gave to me at meeting regarding disclosure of the review report and findings as well as later the failure to disclose copy of the redacted report. And also his failure to disclose details of review teams findings concerning the review of my attempted murder investigation by NP.

2. I have reason to believe that Jon Boutcher was made aware as a result of the review teams findings and or from the report that former and or present NP officers had been involved in wrongdoing as well as potentially criminal offences (and at least serious gross misconduct) due to a catalogue of failures, omissions, inactions and or actions by those officers. The same, I believe, is the case concerning other agencies and or agents but Jon Boutcher has refused / failed as required under code of ethics etc to report, challenge or investigate those (as he promised and assured me he would do).

The same would include, but are not limited to, examples of NP protecting persons of interest / suspect/s in my unsolved attempted murder from arrest and justice and I have reason to believe that they did so for up to 10 years or longer. The wiful failure by NP to undertake and or act on outstanding lines of enquiry / investigation which I understand they failed to do and are continuing to fail to pursue for up to and in excess of 10 years. The delaying of arrests by months or even years of individuals of the 5 person/s who have previously been arrested but have been released without charge. I have also reason to believe that NP and at least one of the SIO's in my attempted murder case deliberately misled government minister/s who in turn misled MP's and public in House of Commons as a result of information supplied by NP, the covering up of ballistics and forensic tests and examinations of the gun that was used in my attempted murder, as well as a second handgun and also ammunition which I understand were also identified as being connected to at least 2 other murders as well as shootings and punishment attacks by terrorists in Northern Ireland but which NP had covered up between my June 1999 shooting and the date of the Boutcher review (and would have continued to do so if not for external review). The above are merely just some examples and I believe there are many others.

3. That Jon Boutcher has failed to act against Special Branch, MI5 and or Home Office and Government interference and obstruction in my unsolved attempted murder and the police investigation of it and that would include their wilfully omitting, withholding information concerning my attempted murder from police officers as well as information and also intelligence about the identity of person/s as well as suspects identified as having been involved in my attempted murder. I suspect this may well have been as a result of Special Branch, MI5 ... protecting informants. I also suspect that this might well be because individual/s involved in my attempted murder were before the attempt on my life, were informants or agents of the State or they were recruited after the attempt on my life and this resulted in individuals being protected from arrest and justice.

4. That CC Boutcher as a result of his review, had established that NP had been aware within days of my June 1999 shooting that the attempt on my life had been carried out by terrorists but that they covered it up (including from me as the victim) during the previous 20 years which they continue to cover up as they have still not admitted same to me or public. And that NP did so during a time when they were maliciously and very deliberately leaking smears to the press in which they linked me and my shooting to drugs and feuding drugs gangs. That CC Boutcher, as result of his review findings, had also established that NP, its officers had made to{No} attempt to put the record straight at any stage during the past 20 years (even up to the present day).

The above, without doubt - CC Boutcher will be aware of same - will have caused damage (which I said NP intended) to the investigation into my attempted murder. As a result, the public (due to NP drugs claims) were lead to believe that my shooting was a local, a criminal matter and was not terrorist attact / connected to IRA.

The was done, I am clear by NP, to cover up and protect PIRA involvement in my attempted murder. I also have reason to believe that the Boutcher review will have identified Special Branch, MI5 and or British government interference or influence in this. And my complaint also is that CC Boutcher, despite all his promises and assurances, has not taken any type of action regards this, any of above allegations.

An additional matter which I am complaining about also relates to the meeting between myself, CC Boutcher and T/ACC Fullwood in which CC Boutcher asked me for highly sensitive information concerning my present home address as well as my present new identity. He did so because he stated to me that he was concerned about a threat that the local police (who you will appreciate I cannot name for security reasons) had informed me of only weeks previously. The police arrived at my house to inform me of a threat to my life which I believe originated from the IRA. As a result of this and because CC Boutcher asked for those details, I very foolishly (which I will forever regret) disclosed those to him. He stated to me that they were needed so that he could make some enquiries about the said threat.

I have never in my life shared such information with anyone regards my present location and new identity previous to that and I never would do so but that information was supplied to CC Boutcher for that purpose only and for no other and he nor T/ACC Fullwood had my consent to use it for any other purpose nor to share it with any others (including with Kenova, on PNC, on any Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire systems or with any other third parties.

My complaint regarding this issue is:

5. That CC Boutcher has been asked to confirm that that highly sensitive information has not been shared with any other person/s, third parties and or organisations and that it has not been added to any police systems local or national (and more importantly, not cross referenced with my birth name of Martin McGartland) and that it has not been shared with operation Kenova or any others. I also requested confirmation that those details be permanently destroyed in a format whereby they can never be recovered. However, CC Boutcher has ignored my emails, he has failed to respond to above and this is causing me a great deal of additional worry and distress (on top of my ongoing and permanent symptoms).

As a result, I am complaining that I believe that CC Boutcher has shared that highly sensitive information with others (including with some of the above) without my consent and in doing so could well be placing me in potential danger both now and right into the future if that information were to fall into the wrong hands. I repeat that that information was requested from me by CC Boutcher for the above reason only and I only supplied it to him for that reason which I made known at the time when he asked Paul Fullwood to record the details on a piece of paper. I did not give my consent for those details to be used for any other purpose and never would.

I look forward to hearing from you concerning this matter and would be much obliged if you could deal with it by email only.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Martin McGartland

03 May 2019

Complaint about the conduct of CC Jon Boutcher

Dear Ms Holloway,

I am writing to you to make a complaint against CC Jon Boutcher. The reason for this is due to his reneging on promises and assurances that he made to me concerning a review of my attempted murder case which was being investigated by Northumbria Police (NP). I met Jon Boutcher in September / October 2017 concerning his operation Kenova enquiry. As a result, I requested if he would consider conducting a review of my attempted murder, which he accepted.

Around the same time, I met Jon Boutcher (for the second time), as well as his T/ACC Paul Fullwood at Bedfordshire HQ. Jon Boutcher had tasked Paul Fullwood to select officers to conduct the said review and informed me that Mr Fullwood would be my means of contact given Mr Boutcher was busy with other force and Kenova work.

At the second meeting with CC Boutcher, he personally assured and promised me that he would disclose a copy of his review teams findings and the report. He also assured me that any identified wrongdoing, misconduct and or criminal offences by former or present NP officers or any other agencies or agents would be acted upon and would be reported to the relevant authorities and taken forward (i.e IOPC, CPS etc) and done so without fear or favour.

During my contact with Paul Fullwood (who I understand you are not able to investigate but who I only mention for background), he repeated those same assurances to me many times and in emails as well as during telephone conversations. Rather than bombarding you with lots of documents and information, I want to place on the record that there are numerous emails between myself, Jon Boutcher and Paul Fullwood which will corroborate the above. I am aware that you will, if required, have access to those. Obviously, I also have copies of those if they are required.

Around January / February 2018 (or thereabouts) CC Boutcher and Paul Fullwood were passed a copy of the review teams draft report and around that time and up until the present day, CC Boutcher's attitude changed completely whereby my being supplied with a copy of the review report (as he had previously and continually assured and promised me) changed to my being supplied with a redacted copy of the review report but he stated that there would not be many redactions and those that were would be only relating to damage or harm that could be caused to the ongoing investigation into my attempted murder.

That then changed to CC Boutcher informing me that he had recommended in his report that the redacted copy that he prepared to be disclosed to me should be disclosed to me by NP. Then most recently and up to 6 months after CC Boutcher disclosed his report and findings to NP, I was informed by him that he was seeking legal advice concerning the report and also the disclosure of it to me. I have never been informed of the outcome of that legal advice (which I have said was circumvented, as well as above) nor is CC Boutcher responding to any of my recent emails. He has tasked his head of legal to write to me without giving me any explanation as to the above.

It has been around 20 months since I met CC Boutcher and T/ACC Fullwood and during that period I have been very anxiously waiting for their findings only to be completely let down and being subjected to lengthy delay which has resulted in broken and reneged promises and what I am clear is a wilful act by CC Boutcher to cover up his / the review team findings.

I am complaining for the following reasons:

1. That CC Boutcher reneged on all promises and assurances he gave to me at meeting regarding disclosure of the review report and findings as well as later the failure to disclose copy of the redacted report. And also his failure to disclose details of review teams findings concerning the review of my attempted murder investigation by NP.

2. I have reason to believe that Jon Boutcher was made aware as a result of the review teams findings and or from the report that former and or present NP officers had been involved in wrongdoing as well as potentially criminal offences (and at least serious gross misconduct) due to a catalogue of failures, omissions, inactions and or actions by those officers. The same, I believe, is the case concerning other agencies and or agents but Jon Boutcher has refused / failed as required under code of ethics etc to report, challenge or investigate those (as he promised and assured me he would do).

The same would include, but are not limited to, examples of NP protecting persons of interest / suspect/s in my unsolved attempted murder from arrest and justice and I have reason to believe that they did so for up to 10 years or longer. The wiful failure by NP to undertake and or act on outstanding lines of enquiry / investigation which I understand they failed to do and are continuing to fail to pursue for up to and in excess of 10 years. The delaying of arrests by months or even years of individuals of the 5 person/s who have previously been arrested but have been released without charge. I have also reason to believe that NP and at least one of the SIO's in my attempted murder case deliberately misled government minister/s who in turn misled MP's and public in House of Commons as a result of information supplied by NP, the covering up of ballistics and forensic tests and examinations of the gun that was used in my attempted murder, as well as a second handgun and also ammunition which I understand were also identified as being connected to at least 2 other murders as well as shootings and punishment attacks by terrorists in Northern Ireland but which NP had covered up between my June 1999 shooting and the date of the Boutcher review (and would have continued to do so if not for external review). The above are merely just some examples and I believe there are many others.

3. That Jon Boutcher has failed to act against Special Branch, MI5 and or Home Office and Government interference and obstruction in my unsolved attempted murder and the police investigation of it and that would include their wilfully omitting, withholding information concerning my attempted murder from police officers as well as information and also intelligence about the identity of person/s as well as suspects identified as having been involved in my attempted murder. I suspect this may well have been as a result of Special Branch, MI5 ... protecting informants. I also suspect that this might well be because individual/s involved in my attempted murder were before the attempt on my life, were informants or agents of the State or they were recruited after the attempt on my life and this resulted in individuals being protected from arrest and justice.

4. That CC Boutcher as a result of his review, had established that NP had been aware within days of my June 1999 shooting that the attempt on my life had been carried out by terrorists but that they covered it up (including from me as the victim) during the previous 20 years which they continue to cover up as they have still not admitted same to me or public. And that NP did so during a time when they were maliciously and very deliberately leaking smears to the press in which they linked me and my shooting to drugs and feuding drugs gangs. That CC Boutcher, as result of his review findings, had also established that NP, its officers had made to{No} attempt to put the record straight at any stage during the past 20 years (even up to the present day).

The above, without doubt - CC Boutcher will be aware of same - will have caused damage (which I said NP intended) to the investigation into my attempted murder. As a result, the public (due to NP drugs claims) were lead to believe that my shooting was a local, a criminal matter and was not terrorist attact / connected to IRA.

The was done, I am clear by NP, to cover up and protect PIRA involvement in my attempted murder. I also have reason to believe that the Boutcher review will have identified Special Branch, MI5 and or British government interference or influence in this. And my complaint also is that CC Boutcher, despite all his promises and assurances, has not taken any type of action regards this, any of above allegations.

An additional matter which I am complaining about also relates to the meeting between myself, CC Boutcher and T/ACC Fullwood in which CC Boutcher asked me for highly sensitive information concerning my present home address as well as my present new identity. He did so because he stated to me that he was concerned about a threat that the local police (who you will appreciate I cannot name for security reasons) had informed me of only weeks previously. The police arrived at my house to inform me of a threat to my life which I believe originated from the IRA. As a result of this and because CC Boutcher asked for those details, I very foolishly (which I will forever regret) disclosed those to him. He stated to me that they were needed so that he could make some enquiries about the said threat.

I have never in my life shared such information with anyone regards my present location and new identity previous to that and I never would do so but that information was supplied to CC Boutcher for that purpose only and for no other and he nor T/ACC Fullwood had my consent to use it for any other purpose nor to share it with any others (including with Kenova, on PNC, on any Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire systems or with any other third parties.

My complaint regarding this issue is:

5. That CC Boutcher has been asked to confirm that that highly sensitive information has not been shared with any other person/s, third parties and or organisations and that it has not been added to any police systems local or national (and more importantly, not cross referenced with my birth name of Martin McGartland) and that it has not been shared with operation Kenova or any others. I also requested confirmation that those details be permanently destroyed in a format whereby they can never be recovered. However, CC Boutcher has ignored my emails, he has failed to respond to above and this is causing me a great deal of additional worry and distress (on top of my ongoing and permanent symptoms).

As a result, I am complaining that I believe that CC Boutcher has shared that highly sensitive information with others (including with some of the above) without my consent and in doing so could well be placing me in potential danger both now and right into the future if that information were to fall into the wrong hands. I repeat that that information was requested from me by CC Boutcher for the above reason only and I only supplied it to him for that reason which I made known at the time when he asked Paul Fullwood to record the details on a piece of paper. I did not give my consent for those details to be used for any other purpose and never would.

I look forward to hearing from you concerning this matter and would be much obliged if you could deal with it by email only.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

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