Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Yard Report on Tory MP's Arrest Is Censored

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Yard Report on Tory MP's Arrest Is Censored

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Byline: Justin Davenport Crime Correspondent

A REPORT into the arrest of Tory MP Damian Green by Scotland Yard detectives has been heavily censored with some sensitive passages blacked out, it emerged today.

Police are preparing to publish the report this month but lawyers acting for several people named in the study are understood to have demanded key sections be kept secret.

The report is critical of the arrest of the Tory immigration spokesman and the search of his Westminster offices in November last year. The move to publish the document has met objections from senior civil servants as well as police. One source told the Times the report was so heavily redacted it "makes MPs' expenses look a model of transparency".

Those who have demanded that passages are blanked out include Home Office Permanent Secretary Sir David Normington who has raised concerns over national security. Former Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick, the senior officer who led the inquiry, is understood to have objected to the publication of any part of the report. …

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