Story clarified in the update below – it looks like I’ve misunderstood what I was told earlier.
In a sudden new development, your correspondent has learned that Norfolk Constabulary have decided that climategate is too big for them to handle. According to an un-named source, they intend to hand over the inquiry to another force.
This follows on the heels of a ‘request for a contact’ at Norfolk Constabulary by Lord Christopher Monckton in connection with his intention to have the police investigate revelations in the ‘climategate’ emails placed in the public domain.
This is much bigger news than the raid at Tallbloke Towers, when police from three forces seized computers belonging to yours truly, on the basis of information supporting a warrant which has not yet been revealed.
The request for a copy of said information made by solicitors Wilde & Co acting on my behalf has not yet elicited a response.
UPDATE 5.43pm GMT I’ve got my wires crossed on this it seems. Apparently the Norfolk Constabulary, along with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police and the National Domestic Extremism and Terrorism unit (Golly!) are to revue the evidence so far assembled in order to decide the future direction of the investigation.
UDPDATE 9.04pm GMT The Niiki Fox article on the Beeb website also has a short comment from the police at the end http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-16294420 plus quite a lot of belly-aching from me :) – H/T Mango Chutney
More updates as they arrive…