Attempted Murder of Martin McGartland

Jeff Hayward made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,
Would you please sent me all the most up to date information you have concerning the attempted murder of a Mr Martin Mcgartland aka 'Agent Carol' who was shot in Whitley Bay on 17th June 1999 at his home.Could i also be given information on the following.....

1) Which variant of CZ75 combat pistol was used in connection with the shooting.There are approx 26 variants of this pistol from 1975 onwards to date.Which variant was the pistol ?

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Hayward

Dear Home Office,
I am still waiting for acknowledgment of my request submitted to your office.....

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Hayward

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Dear FOI Requests,
Dear sir\madam,as it is now past the statutory time limit for my request to your good selves could i once again ask for the information i have asked for as regards 'Attempted murder of of a Mr Martin McGartland\Whitley Bay\June 1999.The gun used in connection with this incident is a Cezch CZ 75 combat pistol.My question is .....

1)This combat pistol was first introduced in 1975 and there are approx 26 variants of said pistol but which exact variant of this pistol was used in connection with this incident involving Mr McGartland....

Many thanks for your time as regards said matter and i look forward to hearing from you...

Yours sincerely,

Jeff Hayward

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Dear Information Access,
Many thanks for your reply.I would like to bring the following to your attention with relation to this shooting\Attempted murder of Martin McGartland\Whitely Bay 17th June 1999.....

You say you can neither confirm nor deny whether you have this information.I would like to take this opportunity to confirm this for you if i may.Two CZ75 9mm combat pistols were seized by Northumbria Police in relation to this incident one of which has been forensically linked to this shooting of Mr McGartland.This information is within the public domain.Having said that i would like to know which 'variant' of CZ75 was used in relation to this Attempted murder of Martin McGartland and can see no reason whatsoever why having this information released could in anyway shape or form 'compromise' national security or 'hamper' any police investigation ??

Can i bring this to your attention ....and i quote

Lee Harvey Oswald used a 6.5 x 52 mm Italian Carcano M91/38 bolt-action rifle, serial number C2766. The rifle was equipped with a 4x Hollywood brand scope. The military surplus rifle and scope were sold through Klein's Sporting Goods Company by mail order.

We know the 'exact' rifle variant used to kill President Kennedy.....This to certain American Governmental agencies is still an 'unsolved crime'
You really cannot get a 'higher profile' as regards 'national security' than matters as murdering a president or a countries 'political leader' as you would certainly agree...

Also ....

Godse assassinated Gandhi on January 30, 1948, approaching him during a public appearance, bowing, and shooting him at close range. The gun used by Godse was a Beretta M1934 semi-automatic pistol in .380 ACP caliber, serial number 606824.

Also..

When we talk about 'ongoing actions' in relation to 'National security' such as Afghanistan lets say i can tell you that weapons and their 'variants' used by British soldiers are very much in the public domain and the Afghanistan conflict is still 'on going' yet i can tell you the following as a matter of coarse ....

# 1 Pistols

* 1.1 Browning Pistol (L9A1)
* 1.2 P226 SIG Pistol (L105A1, L105A2 and L106A1)

# 2 Rifles and Shotguns

* 2.1 Rifle 5.56 (L85A2)
* 2.2 Light Support Weapon (L86A2)
* 2.3 Sharpshooter rifle (L129A1)
o 2.3.1 Heckler & Koch (HK417)
* 2.4 Sniper rifle (L96)
* 2.5 Long-Range Rifle (L115A3)
* 2.6 Barrett (M82)
* 2.7 Combat Shotgun (L128A1)

# 3 Machine guns

* 3.1 Minimi light machine gun (L108A1/L110A1)
* 3.2 General Purpose Machine Gun (L7A2)
* 3.3 Heavy Machine Gun (L2A1)
* 3.4 Heckler & Koch 40mm Grenade Machine Gun

# 4 Mortars

* 4.1 51 mm Light Mortar (L9A1)
* 4.2 60 mm Mortar (M6-895)
* 4.3 81mm mortar (L16)

# 5 Anti-tank weapons

* 5.1 MBT LAW
* 5.2 FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missile Launcher

# 6 Anti-structure weapons

* 6.1 Light Anti-Structures Missile (L72A9)
* 6.2 Anti-Structures Munition

# 7 Protective equipment

* 7.1 Mk.6 and Mk.7 Helmet
* 7.2 Osprey body armour and Osprey Assault body armour

If knowing 'exact' weapon variants is detrimental to 'ongoing matters' concerning national security then can you explain these things i have listed and why knowing which variant of CZ75 which very nearly ended Martin McGartlands life is such a secret and having said information released could possibly compromise national security ?

Yours sincerely,

Jeff Hayward

Dear Home Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Attempted Murder of Martin McGartland'.

'Which variant of the CZ75 Combat pistol was used in
connection to this shooting'

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/at...

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Hayward

FOI Responses, Home Office

Thank you for your e-mail of 1 April 2011, in which you ask for an
internal review of our response to your Freedom of Information request of
17 January 2011. 

 

We will aim to send you a full response by 5 May 2011, which is twenty
working days from the date when we received your request.

 

If you have any questions about the handling of your request, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

 

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L. Fisher

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Please find attached our response to your internal review request.

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Dear FOI Responses,
Thanks for your reply but i would like to point out to your goodselves that referring to Martin McGartland as just 'McGartland' is somewhat rude in light of the many lives he saved on your behalf.'Mr McGartland' would have been more fitting a title ... manners cost nothing you know : )

Yours sincerely,

Jeff Hayward

Dear Home Office,
I would like further information, clarification and more importantly a detailed explanation from the Home Office on this matter. You will already be well aware that there are already questions of cover-up in the Martin McGartland IRA kidnapping case and his 1999 attempted murder. The British Government are being accused of covering-up both, both were carried out by the IRA.

Please also answer the following question;

1. Who are the the Home Office referring to by 'certain security bodies, national security, law enforcement and personal
information.'

2. Please explain reasons why they are relying on each exemption they have listed and more importantly how they believe each of those exemption(s) is engaged in this matter or indeed relevant.

3. Please explain how my asking; 1) "Which variant of CZ75 combat pistol was used in connection with the shooting.There are approx 26 variants of this pistol from 1975 onwards to date.Which variant was the pistol ?" has resulted in the Home Office referring to and relying on so many different
exemption(s), national security being just one of them. How are these exemption(s) relevant in this matter? This has still not been explained to me as yet.

4. Can you also explain why after 4 months the Home Office are still dithering, being evasive on this issue and why they are causing unnecessary delay in this matter.

I also find it extraordinary that the Home Office can not answer my simple request, "Which variant of CZ75 combat pistol was used..." in the Martin McGartland Shooting. You will of course be aware that Northumbria Police have already in the past released, to the public, both photo(s) of the gun which they claim was used to shoot Martin McGartland and information on the gun(s). Why now are the Home Office being so evasive on this subject. I hope the Home Office will afford me a full and a detailed explanation rather than referring to exemption(s) which are in no way relevant to this request. The Home Office need to be open and stop covering up in the Martin McGartland case.

I trust you will not be delaying the matter any further. I will also be taking this case to the ICO as I maintain the Home Office have breached the FOIA in many ways while dealing with this request.

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Hayward

FOI Responses, Home Office

Dear Mr Hayward

Thank you for your email of 10 May 2011. Our response sent to you on 3
May 2011 concluded the Home Office's internal review process.

As we stated in our reply to your internal review, if you remain
dissatisfied with the response to your FoI request, you have the right
of complaint to the Information Commissioner at the following address:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Regards,

Information Access Team, Home Office

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Martin McGartland left an annotation ()

The Home Office, HMG, Northumbria Police, The PPS, The PSNI, IPCC, CPS, ACPO, MI5, NIO, Strathclyde Police and many other are up to their eye-balls in it, the lies, the cover-up and the law-breaking is going on almost daily. They are doing this to protect IRA terrorists and also to cover-up their own wrong-doing. The following are just a few;

The Liars within the NIO are at it too. They are covering-up their own swrong-doing and also protecting IRA terrorists; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/79...

Home Office Lies and Cover-Up to protect IRA terrorists; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/79... security' what Poppycock.

Home Office, HMG covering-up information relating to gun used in Martin McGartland shooting, 'national security' again; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/at...

I'm dizzy, these HMG lies of 'national security', all to cover-up their own wrong-doing and to protect IRA terrorists; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/58...

Not again, yet more 'National Security', this time from Strathclyde Police. they too are involved in the cover-up; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/77...

Brass Necks. Read more on HMG cover-up of an IRA kidnapping and also an IRA shooting. Read the FOI requests here; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/user/marti...

The 1999 IRA Shooting of Martin McGartland is being covered-up by HMG; https://www.facebook.com/MartinMcGartland

The 1991 IRA kidnapping of Martin McGartland is also being covered up, read more here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chief-...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/55567240/Top-P...

Long Runs The Fox. Support Marty here; http://www.causes.com/causes/548596

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Martin McGartland left an annotation ()

This is not the first time the British State have used the ‘National security’ tactic as an excuse for not giving a full response to controversial questions and allegations concerning their dealings with the 1999 attempted murder of ex- British agent Martin McGartland. This is what they do, they cover-up, they lie, they break the law and they are protecting the IRA terrorists who carried out the shooting of Martin McGartland, they have been doing so for the past 12 years. Just have a look at some of the dirty tricks of the British State; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11yk7p3Kp...
www.martinmcgartland.co.uk