Crikey, now Max Clifford has been arrested...

(157 Posts)
headfairy Thu 06-Dec-12 13:23:33

by officers on Operation Yewtree. Where's it going to end? Is anyone not a sexual offender?*

* Yes I know plenty aren't.

Frontpaw Thu 06-Dec-12 14:08:02

Oh yes, you'll alllllllll get sued.

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:08:53

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headfairy Thu 06-Dec-12 14:09:28

Any chance of just killing off the posts that name the other party, not the whole thread?

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:10:12

That's what I asked MNHQ to do

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:10:22

And sorry, my fault

Poppykat1 Thu 06-Dec-12 14:11:05

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FivesGoldNorks Thu 06-Dec-12 14:11:34

Can somone please pm me and explain what an si is

FivesGoldNorks Thu 06-Dec-12 14:12:20

Ahh superinjunction

EldritchCleavage Thu 06-Dec-12 14:12:20

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headfairy Thu 06-Dec-12 14:17:26

Eldritch, they may not formally name them but if they don't want a name to get out they can. Informally they often leak names themselves

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:18:42

Do they caution people questioned as witnesses? Do they usually search their homes under warrant? here

headfairy Thu 06-Dec-12 14:18:47

Sorry, that doesn't make much sense, what I mean is usually of a name has got out, it's because the police want it to.

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:19:55

Eldritch: (from DM article linked above)

A man in his 80s, from Berkshire, was interviewed under caution on suspicion of sexual offences after attending south London police premises by appointment at midday today.

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:20:40

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headfairy Thu 06-Dec-12 14:21:19

Eldritch, if you arrest someone to explore if there's some kind of case and it turns out there isn't a case, can they then be sued for wrongful arrest? Wouldn't that risk be even higher in a situation like this?

EldritchCleavage Thu 06-Dec-12 14:23:17

Again, not necessarily true. I know from some previous involvement with the media that rank and file officers do often sell the names of arrested parties to journalists, whether or not it is in the interests of the investigation.

Wasn't aware of that, Loops.

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:24:11

Can someone remind me what the ambassador of Children in Need thing with Clifford was please?

EldritchCleavage Thu 06-Dec-12 14:24:19

I don't think it would found a claim for wrongful arrest. The threshhold for proper cause to arrest is pretty low, as I understand it.

MrsjREwing Thu 06-Dec-12 14:27:38

What is Cowell going to do? he is managed by Max and put up half of Jonathan Kings bail!

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:29:14

All comes strangely back to Rebekah Brookes confused

I hate the power the mass media have. How has it got so bad?

LoopsInHoops Thu 06-Dec-12 14:31:57

From Clifford (before):

'Where is it going to end?

'I hope they (the police) concentrate on finding people like Jimmy Savile who were manipulating girls.'

I read that as girls only (not boys) - am I jumping to conclusions?

AmberLeaf Thu 06-Dec-12 14:32:39

OMG not R?

Has he actually been named or is it speculation at this stage?

Cozy9 Thu 06-Dec-12 14:32:58

Probably due to the AOC for gay sex being 21 until the 90s.

FivesGoldNorks Thu 06-Dec-12 14:36:28

Oh are we thinking the man in his 80s...just put 2 and 2 together

blindworm Thu 06-Dec-12 14:39:42

I saw the story about the man in his 80s but I didn't think it implied it was him...

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