Is the Manchester attack claimed by ISIS, a result of the West's failed War on Terror?Read More
Terrorism is therefore defined by motive, and not method. Any act of violence, however small, could be a terrorist act if the motives of the attacker are political or ideological. Conversely, a large attack with purely criminal motivations is not terrorism.Read More
Nowadays, there is simply no criminal investigation that does not have an element of CCTV involved. In my opinion, investigations into all sorts of incidents are damaged and curtailed if these cameras don't exist. The police can, retrospectively, track a suspect from one point to another in London using the CCTV that is available.Read More
We rely on the police and the security services and we expect them to apprehend suspects of mass murder and terrorism quickly. So why did it take the police four months to find Salah Abdeslam?Read More
Police officers are just normal people who sometimes find themselves in the middle of the most extraordinary of circumstances. They live in a culture where they are expected to 'get on with it'. I was no different.Read More
I'm David. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.
I'm a former Scotland Yard Investigator with twenty years' policing experience. I have particular specialisms in Counter Terrorist Operations and Organised Crime, with in-depth experience of working on the London 7/7 and 21/7 bombing investigations.
I am about to publish my first novel and I will be blogging about my views on various subjects - from terrorism to TVRs; from television to the Tyrannosaurus rex.