Evidence

Background

The Inquiry has been and continues to seek assurance evidence from the Metropolitan Police Service as part of a rolling stream of work. The aim of this exercise is to establish where within the Metropolitan Police Service potentially relevant documents may be held and what steps the Metropolitan Police Service has been taking to ensure that potentially relevant documents are identified and retained for the Inquiry. Further detail about the Inquiry’s approach to this issue was set out in its fourth update note (at page three) and in the two year update (at paragraphs 4.16 through 4.22).

The Inquiry has requested and been provided with a number of witness statements explaining the steps that the Metropolitan Police Service has taken to assure the preservation of potentially relevant documents. Several of these statements appear in the tables below with their exhibits in provisionally redacted form. These provisionally redacted versions will be replaced by final versions once the Inquiry has considered and determined the Metropolitan Police Service’s applications for redactions to these statements.

Update

On 14 August 2017 the Inquiry published:

  • An updated version of the witness statement of Neil Hutchinson, which responded to the Inquiry’s Rule 9-10(a) and was signed on 9 September 2016; and
  • A further tranche of statements (by Alastair Pocock, Jeffrey Lamprey, Kenneth Neale, Michael Killeen and Rob Cox), which represent evidence received from the Metropolitan Police Service between December 2016 and April 2017. Since receipt these statements have been the subject of an application for restriction of some of the content by the Metropolitan Police Service. It has taken several weeks for the material to be provisionally redacted and checked in order to make it ready for publication in this form. In the meantime, the Inquiry has continued to ask further follow-up questions and make requests for further assurance evidence, the results of which will be posted once they become available for publication.

Witness statement of Neil Hutchinson, in response to Rule 9-10(a)

This statement was first published on 7 July 2016. An updated version of the statement (signed on 9 September 2016) was published on 14 August 2017.

No.DateDocument
109 Sep 2016Witness statement
209 Jun 2016Exhibit NH/160609/1
309 Jun 2016Exhibit NH/160609/3
409 Jun 2016Exhibit NH/160609/3
509 Jun 2016Exhibit NH/160609/4
609 Jun 2016Exhibit NH/160609/5
709 Jun 2016Exhibit NH/160609/6
809 Jun 2016Exhibit NH/160609/7

Witness statement of Neil Hutchinson, in response to Rule 9-8 and Rule 9-12

This statement was first published on 7 July 2016. An updated version of the statement (signed on 29 July 2016) was published on 7 September 2016.

Please note that exhibit D756 is a wholly redacted seven page document and has not been posted.

No.DateDocument
129 Jul 2016Witness statement
217 Jun 2016Glossary
320 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D740
418 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D741
518 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D742
619 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D743
714 Aug 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D744
818 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D745
918 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D746
1011 Aug 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D747
1107 Oct 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D748
1219 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D749
1322 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D750
1425 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D751
1519 Aug 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D752
1601 Oct 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D753
1711 Jun 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D754
1825 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D755
1918 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D757
2015 Jul 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D758
2113 Jul 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D759
2208 Jul 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D760
2317 Oct 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D762
2416 Oct 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D763
2516 Oct 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D764
2623 Sep 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D765
2711 Sep 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D766
2830 Jun 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D767
2908 Sep 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D768
3017 Jun 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D769
3122 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D770
3201 Apr 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D771
3318 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D772
3418 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D773
3526 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D774
3603 Jul 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D775
3717 Jan 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D776
3816 May 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D777
3923 Jan 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D778
4030 Jan 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D779
4126 Jan 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D780
4228 Jul 2014Rule 9-12: Exhibit D782
4326 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D783
44UndatedRule 9-12: Exhibit D785
4506 Mar 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D786
4608 Apr 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D787
4703 Feb 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D788
4802 Feb 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D789
4929 Jan 2016Rule 9-12: Exhibit D819
5012 Oct 2015Rule 9-12: Exhibit D10203

Witness statement of Michael Killeen

This statement was first published on 14 August 2017.

No.DateDocument
103 Jan 2017Witness statement

Witness statement of Alastair Pocock

This statement was first published on 14 August 2017.

No.DateDocument
106 Apr 2017Witness statement
206 Apr 2017Exhibit AP/170405/1

Witness statement of Jeffrey Lamprey

This statement was first published on 14 August 2017.

No.DateDocument
119 Dec 2016Witness statement
203 Nov 2016Exhibit JL/161103/1
303 Nov 2016Exhibit JL/161103/2
403 Nov 2016Exhibit JL/161103/3
503 Nov 2016Exhibit JL/161103/4
603 Nov 2016Exhibit JL/161103/5

Witness statement of Rob Cox

This statement was first published on 14 August 2017.

No.DateDocument
104 Jan 2017Witness statement
228 Nov 2016Exhibit RC/281116/1

Witness statement of Kenneth Neale

This statement was first published on 14 August 2017.

No.DateDocument
123 Dec 2016Witness statement