On two consecutive nights in August 2006 "Randy" Andy Hayman, 48, in charge of terrism at the Metropolitan Police had drinks with an old friend from wayback, Mrs "Nikki" Nicola Redmond , who was working at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) (at High Holborn - where she has been involved in developing SW regional communications strategy development) , at pubs near Liverpool Street station, London.
On the first occasion, Mrs Redmond went into the Phoenix pub on Old Throgmorton Street just by the Bank of England (see pic) , quickly followed by the police chief, where they spent a casual and happy hour over drinks. The next evening they met in the nearby The Boisdale of Bishopsgate ( " situated in the heart of the City, just opposite Broadgate and Liverpool Street Station"says their website ....and not to be confused with the Boisdale of Belgravia) for two hours.
Nikki knew Andy when she worked in the Scotland Yard Press Office - for example she helped organise a global conference on domestic violence taking place at the Queen Elizabeth 11 Conference Centre, London on 29th and 3 th October in 2000.
By 2003 Nikki was head of the MPS publicity Branch where she worked with Buongiornoan Italian " trendsetting, independent mobile media and technology company driving the burgeoning cellphone entertainment and personalization industry." who set up a much criticised programme to e-mail the way to use the Police emergency tekephone number.
Nikki later dealt with Andy when she was employed by an independent Press relations company, and he was the chief constable of Norfolk.
Nikki later secured a media relations job at the IPCC in January 2006 - she left in March this year.
Nikki , who's burly hubbyMichael is a policeman, started work in the last fortnight at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) as a communications officer in the terrorism unit. ACPO, when asked, confirmed "Andy Hayman played no part in the recruitment process to this post." ... which is odd as he was at the time of her recruitment the top organiser of terror in London and they had known each other ... professionally for many years. Maybe that's not how recruitment works at ACPO.
PS : Regional Communications stratgey development does NOT involve over 400 texts / phone calls from "Randy" Andy in Jan / Feb 2007 when the IPCC were building up the de Menezes murder report.They were ...er...er purely personal.
All of this of course makes you wonder who the happy snapper was, who caught "Randy" Andy and "Nicki" engaged in what would in other circumstances look suspiciously like a drugs deal - maybe Nikki was showing him a better way to grip a mobile for texting ?
All this was of course long after the BBC reported on 13th Feb this year ...
Police criticised for terror raid
The brothers have not been charged with any offences
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it had upheld a small number of complaints about the operation in East London in June 2006.
IPCC commissioner Deborah Glass said: "I've concluded that the police were right to take no chances with public safety.
"But they were wrong not to have planned better for the intelligence being wrong.
"We have upheld a small number of complaints involving treatment in custody.