Paul Massey, the ­underworld “Mr Big”, was ­murdered in the driveway of his home in Salford two years ago
Paul Massey, the ­underworld “Mr Big”, was ­murdered in the driveway of his home in Salford two years agoIAIN WATTS/MERCURY PRESS & MEDIA
A £3.5 million inquiry into one of Britain’s most notorious crime gangs collapsed after multiple claims of police corruption, an investigation by The Times has revealed.
Officers from Greater Manchester police were accused of taking bribes from associates of Paul Massey, the underworld “Mr Big” who was murdered in Salford two years ago. The allegations emerged during Operation Holly, a five-year inquiry into money laundering, fraud and tax offences, which centred on a security company for which Massey, 55, was a consultant. Detectives believed that he was a “shadow director” for 21st Security Ltd and that it was used to launder funds and disguise the gang’s gains.