More UK top cops reveled enjoying perks

| 15/09/2011

(Daily Mail): One of Scotland Yard’s most senior officers quit yesterday as he was exposed as the force’s freebie king. Assistant Commissioner Ian McPherson enjoyed lavish hospitality, attending Royal Ascot, Wimbledon and top football and rugby matches as a guest of various corporations during his two years at the force. On the day of his resignation, a revealing gifts and hospitality register was published by Scotland Yard showing that he had accepted tickets worth thousands of pounds. His freebies topped the pile of perks enjoyed by the current crop of officers. Assistant Commissioner John Yates, who was also forced to resign over the phone hacking furore, also enjoyed a number of freebies.

Last year among the hospitality he took up included seats at the opera, Wimbledon tickets and an England versus Bulgaria football match.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police stressed the departure of McPherson was not linked to any freebies. His resignation leaves a gap at the top of Scotland Yard, where the senior management team has already been reshuffled following the departure of Mr Yates as head of counter-terrorism.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The Met's corrupt gravy train rolls relentlessly on.

    According to the Mail, Yates' departure was officially postponed by 2 months so he could collect his pension. Check out –