Case Status Update
This Tuesday, 5th March, I used an online form to request the current status of the case from the Metropolitan Police just in the slim chance any of this might jeopardise an operation. In a barely believable display of efficiency, two days later I received a reply and the ‘investigator’ was copied in.
The email informed me that a suspect was arrested based on CCTV images, but after ”DNA checks and correspondence checks” it turned out to be the wrong person.
Then came this:
“The case file is back with the officer, and the case is closed pending further leads.”
Remember that everything you’ve seen so far came back in the first day of Hidden being activated. In the two months that followed it sent back, well, look for yourself…
Size: 2,557,889,901 bytes (2.57 GB on disk) for 5,794 items
More precisely, that’s 5,792 images, a Network Report PDF and a Location Report PDF, these contain the geographical location and Wifi network information for each of those photos.
Since I’d given them my login 28th November, the Metropolitan Police had access to all of this for the whole two months until the laptop disappeared off the radar at the hands of some north London phone unlocker.
Had they wanted to, they could have monitored the location of the laptop in near real-time and even seen who was using it…
“…closed pending further leads.”