"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

EX Met , GMP Police Chief Michael Todd found dead near beauty spot after long solitary countryside walk

Michael Todd had been leading a probe into claims that CIA 'extraordinary rendition' flights had been landing in the UK, on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

"On 19 December Liberty held a meeting with Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Michael Todd. Chief Constable Todd has confirmed that he will look into “extraordinary rendition” flights on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). According to Chief Constable Todd, the police have begun initial inquiries and will follow Liberty’s recommendations for further questioning." UN Convention in Torture UNCAT Vol 2 160/6 Page 166. House of Lords report 26thMay 2006

UPDATE Wednesday 12th March 8.00 am GMTBBC4 Radio "Today" program report rumours that a "Sunday newspaper" was preparing a story about him. Stories curculate of family problems and much mention of written notes / letters to family members where he was found dead.


cmain said...

This wasn't mentioned at all in the 6pm Radio 4 news biography of Michael Todd. Thanks for the information.

Elmer Quigley Gooseburger said...

FYI M. Patel, the link to the parliament.uk document is broken (though the page is reachable by removing the first, blogger, aspect of the link).

Once fixed, please feel free to delete me. My comment I mean, not me, obviously.

Shutter said...

Thnx. Blogger has the annoying habit of inserting those extra links.

Fortunately our readers, are, like yourself highly intelligent and can usually overcome them.

Anyway everything shld now be OK.

Delete you ? No, but how about a walk in Snowdonia when the gale of the century is forecast ?

Anonymous said...

Morphing Stories...

The Telegraph reported yesterday that Todd "spoke to a number of people yesterday about his state of mind. They became worried. The tone of the conversation prompted officers to scramble rescue helicopters within hours in a bid to find Mr Todd, who was walking in north Wales".

Now watch this Sky News report & learn that it was the Sky News Anchor who told a colleague of Todd when he emerged from a Home Office meeting (on Tuesday 11/3/08) at which Todd should have been present. The colleague was "absolutely dumbstuck to be told that Mike Todd had been found dead".

Don't these colleagues/officers talk to each other about such an unprecedented event?

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish