Northumbria Police, MI5 and CPS dirty tricks and their Malicious prosecutionthat almost cost Martin McGartlnd his life. Corrupt Lies and Cover up byNorthumbria Police, MI5 and the CPS.
Court clears top IRA mole
21 May 1997Britain's former top IRA spy was last night making a fresh bid to start a newlife, after being cleared by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court, of trying to pervertthe course of justice. Mr Martin McGartland, 27, who has lived under the nameof Martin Ashe for the last six years, had claimed he was in fear of a terroristdeath squad when he used duplicate driving licences to avoid a ban. The jurytook just 10 minutes to find the author of Fifty Dead Men Walking, which isfast becoming a best seller, not guilty at the end of a five-day trial. Later, it wasmade clear he would be moving away from Tyneside, and the legal firm whichrepresented him issued a statement criticising the moves which brought him tocourt and exposed him to danger from the IRA. It read: ''It is Mr McGartland'sview that the prosecution should never have been brought in light of hisservices to the public in Northern Ireland. ''The prosecution has exposed himto further danger, which his resettlement on the mainland was meant to avoid.''Mr McGartland believes that the prosecution was brought with totaldisregard for his own safety, and that the Crown showed no insight into thereal and imagined dangers encountered by those living in the shadow of theIRA.'' The trial took place in secret after his barrister, Mr Glen Gatland, appliedto Judge Denis Orde to make an order banning publication of proceedings untilthe end, as it was feared the IRA might try to target the court. During the trialthe court was told that after fleeing Ulster, where it is claimed he helped save50 lives by passing on secrets to the police, he became convinced he was beingfollowed by potential assassins. Almost every time he speeded away to eludethem he was stopped by police, and he used duplicate driving licences toescape a ban after totting up 12 speeding points in the summer of 1993. Hecould not reveal to police his reasons, as he feared detection. Magistratesthought he only had three points each time he appeared in court, because hehanded in different licences. He was, however, on the verge of losing hislicence under the totting-up procedure, and has since served a six-month ban.