Ian Payne is Leading Britain's Conversation.
14 October 2016, 09:27
Nick Ferrari tore into the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police over his consistent refusal to apologise over their investigation into Lord Bramall.
The Met have finally issued an apology after months and month of refusing to say sorry to Lord Bramall over their investigation into reported historical child sex allegations against him.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has now told him the force had been wrong to delay informing him that no further action would be taken.
Speaking on his LBC show, Nick said: "Why so long for this apology? You would not yield and you were totally wrong.
"How do you justify twenty officers, some of them wearing that special forensic kit, dressed in those suits, spending 10 hours shuffling a dying woman from room to room, a woman in her 80s who's asking "Have I done something wrong?"
"Lord Bramall, who is a D-Day veteran, one of those decorated men who's ever served the British Army, meanwhile spent his entire time trying to calm his dying wife down. She goes to her grave, if she even understood poor soul what was going on, never knowing that her husband was cleared.
"You and officers knew - you knew - there was nothing to go on. This apology could have come months ago.
"According to Lord Bramall, and he should know, he's told one newspaper The Daily Telegraph police knew from very early on they had no case to answer, but they said they couldn't stop investigating because they didn't want to be accused of not investigating it properly.
"Well where does that bloody well end? What's the point of having a police? "Oh look. Mr Ferrari, we know you're not guilty, but don't worry we're still going to take you in and we're going to hold you in a cell overnight."
"Do you use no personal wisdom whatsoever? What is it now? That we police by computer. Oh, computer says no, we must keep it going and going and going. And this woman goes to her grave not knowing her husband, one of the most decorated men who has ever served the Army, has this hanging over his head and it never needed to happen.
"It's not for me to say that you're arrogant Commissioner, that's possibly for you to consider."