Many bookies suspected Yonge and the unusual large winnings at the race course. Yonge was a trickster and he chose victim Comtesse de Goncourt for a swindle acting as the betting agent using an alias.
This might shock, but it is a fact the tip of the iceberg and not a full picture of police corruption --- it goes much deeper than those figures and encompasses all ranks -- as you will see if you go to ' The Bent Cops' list, which is just a snapshot of what we have in our files. Although the Police Force was in it's formative years and malpractice was a regular event, the conviction of four senior officers for taking bribes caused the public to doubt the integrity of a force that should have been law abiding.
The eventual 'fit-up' trial was at the Old Bailey in Court No 1. He remained bias and belied anything said favourable of Ward by his defence Lawyer --- his brief was to silence Ward and put him in jail.
The tragedy here is that the police and judiciary succeeded and were about to impose a sentence of up to 14 years when Ward took an overdose and died in hospital.1963 saw the sensational trial of the corrupt and vicious career of Detective Sergeant Harry Challenor.
I will not bore you with their claims of unfairness on my part and the denials they continually issue to cover up their malpractice.
They are at the moment enjoying mass coverage on TV programmes showing how wonderful they are, but some time ago we applied to a commercial TV station to present them with a show on ' corruption in the police force ' it was turned down.