COMMENTS ON SPENCER LETTER TO DG – STAR NEWSPAPER
This exhibit is a copy of the front cover of the Daily Star published two days after DG and BM’s conviction at Snaresbrook Crown Court (ie. 15th February 1993).
The letter reproduced is from Lord Althorp (now Earl Spencer) to DG, in which he invites DG to shoot on his estate.
The original of this letter had been taken by police along with other documentation belonging to DG when they arrested him in July 1991.
Readers may wonder how it ended up on the front cover of a national newspaper subsequently.
The matter was investigated by the Complaints Investigation Bureau (‘C.I.B’, the equivalent of the American ‘Internal Affairs’) who were at the time conducting investigations quite separately into a series of grave allegations against the South East Regional Crime Squad and a number of the officers who had been involved in the prosecution of DG and BM.
DG decided eventually not to proceed with his complaint against the officers concerned in respect of this and other matters when it was pointed out to him by the C.I.B that, serious as his allegations against the officers were, they represented “the least of their problems” and when he learned that a number of them had since resigned from the force in circumstances that have yet to be disclosed publicly.
Readers can conduct research of their own into the South East Regional Crime Squad and draw their own conclusions.