'The Brighton Police Corruption Case'

Printed Friday, 28th 1958
Daily Mirror
Mr David Hovey
Ray Hovey

Compiled By Detective Ray Hovey

One can only guess at the pressures Frank Knight and Ray Hovey came under before and after giving their evidence. ‘It took great courage for these two men to appear as witnesses for the prosecution against more senior policemen. They both stood for honesty and integrity and proved as much in one of the highest courts in the land, the Old Bailey.  

David Rowland ‘Bent Cops’

Some Policemen May Have Been Corrupt

I say this at once – it is possible that some Brighton police officers have been corrupt during those nine years and those police officers are not in the dock.

Mr Edward Clarke

Evening Argus Feb 24,1958

Flashback…to Brighton, 1952. The scene – Sherry’s Bar, run by Anthony Lyons, who was acquitted in the conspiracy case.

The occasion – a party to celebrate John Hammersley’s promotion to detective-sergeant.

Detective Trevor Heath was then a constable. Chief Constable was a detective superintendent. Others are not connected with the case.                                

Praised by Mr Justice Donovan at the Old Bailey yesterday for their ‘integrity in the face of temptation and their courage in coming forward to give evidence’ – Detective Constable Raymond Hovey, Police Constable Frank Knight and Police Constable Vernon Tullett.

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