McTwo Sue Man In Blue
McLibel Two sue Met Commissioner
Squall Download 2, Dec-1999/Jan-2000, pg. 8.
The two co-defendants in the McLibel trial are suing the Metropolitan Police Commissioner following revelations that McDonald’s security department received confidential information from officers in his force.
Sid Nicholson, an ex-Met officer and former Head of Security for McDonald's UK, revealed in the witness box that McDonald’s security department were all ex-policemen with “many, many contacts with the police service” and that they could obtain information from the police easily. He also revealed that his staff had traded confidential information about Steel and Morris with Special Branch officers.
In proceedings launched in the middle of September, Steel and Morris are suing the Met Commissioner for misfeasance in public office, breach of confidence and breach of their right to privacy.