Former top cop threatens to sue Damian Green over ‘deeply hurtful’ allegations he lied about ‘vast amounts’ of porn found on minister’s computer

THE Damian Green porn row could end in a bloody courtroom showdown after an ex-cop threatened to sue Theresa May’s embattled right hand man.

Former Met officer Bob Quick demanded the top Tory withdraw the “deeply hurtful” allegations that he lied about finding “vast amounts” of porn on Mr Green’s Commons computer.

 

The ex-Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner led a botched 2008 raid on Mr Green’s Westminster office when he claims the stash was found.

In a statement issued by his lawyers, he claimed he was considering legal action against Mr Green, who serves as the PM’s de facto deputy.

And he confirmed that he had passed the details to an ongoing investigation by the Cabinet Office sleaze watchdog.

Mr Quick claimed everything he had said about the case was “accurate, in good faith, and in the firm belief that I have acted in the public interest”.

And he said he had been hurt by the “deeply unpleasant and personal attack” on him and demanded Mr Green speak out publicly.

The statement read: “Damian Green called me a liar in the statement he tweeted on 4 November 2017. That is completely untrue.”

“During an investigation of his Parliamentary office in 2008, it was reported to me and to other senior officers that a vast amount of pornography was discovered on the computer in Damian Green’s Parliamentary office, on his account.

“I was told that internet history data logs indicated that the material had been viewed prolifically and in working hours.”

It was claimed thousands of “extreme” images were discovered by officers – something the First Secretary of State said was “completely untrue”.

But a week later he appeared to change his story to claim “no allegations about the presence of improper material on my parliamentary computers have ever been put to me or to the parliamentary authorities by the police”.

Last week Mr Green’s spokesman denied this was the case though, saying: “From the outset he has been very clear that he never watched or downloaded pornography on the computers seized from his office.”

Current Met boss Cressida Dick has said Mr Quick was wrong to make public comments regarding allegations relating to the raid on Mr Green’s office.

And Ms Dick suggested he could face prosecution if it was found they had breached their duty of confidentiality.

Tonight Mr Green’s office refused to hit back directly at Mr Quick, but hinted that they expected him to be subject to a police investigation.

A spokesman said: “It would be inappropriate for Mr Green to comment when the Cabinet Office inquiry is ongoing and while the Metropolitan Police is investigating the conduct of former officers.”

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