Paymaster and tycoon, a man called Benson, paid the officers to inform him of raids and if necessary, make evidence disappear. He teamed up with 'racing swindler ' William Kurr and together they issued ' Le-Sport ' which included many references to the wealthy Mr.
Yonge who lived in a mansion on Shanklin, the Isle-of-Wight.
There was a Judicial and Government cover-up with a trail made deliberately confusing that led all the way to the Lord Chief Justice whose intervention made sure that Stephen Ward was found guilty -- he had to be sacrificed for the sake of John Profumo the then Secretary of State for War in the Macmillan Government in the 1960's -- when the State decided to lie, cheat and deceive, using its powers to put an innocent citizen in prison for the sake of minimising a scandal and what they considered; the greater good! one died, one retired and went into hiding in Australia and simply vanished?
Yonge entered the plan, and got Clarke to visit him on the Isle - of - Wight. This turned later and Yonge said he'd paid 50 to Clarke.
Amid the furore of ' a crazy cop' little was said or printed about the police manipulating and twisting evidence to get convictions -- using criminal records on other people, who were particularly vulnerable, to beef up a thin case when they were quite aware they lacked real evidence.
THE 1970's were a playground for unaccountable cops and cops that turned a blind eye to what other cops did in the 'misconduct' arena.
The papers centred on the madness he showed before going on trial and this helped to cloud many truths of certain squads.
The convenience of this state helped other bent cops and the public were led to believe that he was just ' one rotten apple.'DETECTIVE SGT CHALLENOR was perceived as a paranoid schizophrenic, and termed as ' a bullying and treacherous policeman' (as they would have us believe? But there were undeniable suspicions the top brass used smear campaigns to full use, in order to throw off and deflect suspicion on themselves and other police officers.