A senior manager for Close Protection UK — the firm at the centre of the Jubilee stewards scandal — was passed highly sensitive information from the police national computer, it has been claimed. An officer was forced to quit Greater Manchester Police over the scandal, in which confidential intelligence on criminals was accessed illegally.
Former police officer Georgina Willetts (above left) admitted ‘conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office’ after being arrested over allegations she showed secret files to her husband Craig Willetts (above right) — who was subsequently employed as a senior manager at Close Protection UK.
The revelation comes after Political Scrapbook exposed the criminal past of the firm’s owner, Molly Prince. The former pub landlord — whose shadowy network of companies have creamed millions from the taxpayer — received a 12-month suspended sentence after a man was beaten into a coma with a stick.
With the company accredited with Approved Contractor Status (ACS) by government regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA), their website has bragged that Craig Willetts played:
“… a key role in achieving SIA ACS status for Close Protection UK.”
Did we mention that they have the fire safety contract at the Olympics?