The matters raised with Ms. Cerfontyne relate to Thames Valley Police's concealment of the true cause of Dr. David Kelly's death.
Both Chief Constable Thornton and Deputy Chief Constable Habgood, in my opinion, are corrupt Police officers.
You will see that I have asked the IPCC to investigate whether Mr. Stansfeld's conduct constitutes one or more criminal offences.
The IPCC has many ongoing failings. I hope that in this situation it complies with its duty in Law.
20th February 2014
Rachel CerfontyneIPCCPO Box 473SaleM33 0BWDear Ms Cerfontyne,Thames Valley PoliceThames Valley Police and Crime CommissionerRequest that IPCC use powers to compel recording and referral of alleged perversion of the course of justice by Chief Constable Sara Thornton and Deputy Chief Constable Francis HabgoodI am writing to you in your role as the IPCC Commissioner with territorial responsibility for Thames Valley Police.I am writing to ask you to exercise powers vested in the IPCC by virtue of Paragraph 11(5) of Schedule 3 of the Police Reform Act 2002 and that you require respectively the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner and Thames Valley Police to comply with the applicable Law and record and refer to the IPCC allegations that, respectively, Chief Constable Sara Thornton and Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood perverted the course of justice with respect to the suspected murder of Dr. David Kelly.The IPCC Reference number is 2013/013231. See IPCC letter of 23rd September 2013.The backgroundOn 25th May 2013 I wrote to Anthony Stansfeld, Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner with respect to an allegation that Chief Constable Sara Thornton had perverted the course of justice with respect to a suspected murder.The suspected murder had the Thames Valley Police Unique Reference Number 514 of 28th October 2010.The letter of 25th May 2013 was also addressed to an Assistant Chief Constable in Thames Valley Police and to the head of Professional Standards in Thames Valley Police with respect to alleged perversion of the course of justice by Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood.Given the IPCC letter of 23rd September 2013, it seems certain that the IPCC has a copy of that letter.The matters are “conduct matters”In Law the allegations regarding Chief Constable Thornton and Deputy Chief Constable Habgood are “conduct matters”.Further, according to the IPCC Statutory Guidance, conduct matters which relate to perversion of the course of justice are subject to mandatory referral.In other words the Law requires that these matters be formally recorded and that they be referred to the IPCC for investigation.Neither the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner nor Thames Valley Police have complied with the requirements of the Law.I ask that you now use the powers available to you and require them to do so.Is Anthony Stansfeld’s conduct criminal?Anthony Stansfeld has, so it seems to me, concealed perversion of the course of justice by Chief Constable Sara Thornton.Given that my letter of 8th July 2013 spells out the applicable Law, it seems to me that there is no doubt that Mr. Stansfeld was informed of the requirments of the Law.It seems to me to be the case that Mr. Stansfeld premeditatedly concealed alleged perversion of the course of justice by Chief Constable Thornton.I ask that the IPCC ensure that a criminal investigation takes place into Mr. Stansfeld’s conduct.I ask that in such a criminal investigation that particular attention be paid to the question of whether or not Mr. Stansfeld acted on his own or had any contact with Detective Chief Superintendent Nikki Ross of Thames Valley Police and/or Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey of the Metropolitan Police Service with respect to possible conpspiracy to pervert the course of justice.DistributionIn the interests of transparency I will copy this letter to Mr. Stansfeld.Given the interests of the Home Affairs Select Committee in Policing matters I also copy this letter to Keith Vaz MP.Section 21(3) of the Police Reform Act 2002I wish to be considered an “interested person” in meaning of Section 21(3) of the Police Reform Act 2002.I give my consent to being kept informed.You may wish to be aware that your legal department is considering the scope of Section 21(3) and whether the IPCC is correctly interpreting the Law, as per recent correspondence with Sarah France.Actions requested of youIn the first instance I request that you promptly acknowledge receipt of this letter.Ideally I would like to receive a copy of any enforcement notice with respect to Thames Valley Police and Crime Commisioner and Thames Valley Police.If such is not possible I would appreciate a detailed written account of the action(s) you have taken and why.If the IPCC again refuses to accord me “interested person” status I ask that you give a detailed justification of any such decision.Yours sincerely(Dr) Andrew WattccKeith Vaz MP, Home Affairs Select CommitteeAnthony Stansfeld, Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner