New Malden man accused of 'stitching device in shorts' as part of international gambling ring is son of Met detective

New Malden gambling ring accused's father is senior Madeleine McCann detective

New Malden gambling ring accused's father is senior Madeleine McCann detective

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The father of the man at the centre of an alleged Australian Open betting scam is a senior Metropolitan Police murder detective investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Detective Inspector Tim Dobson, whose son Daniel, 22, has been charged with illegal gambling by sending information to a betting ring through a device stitched into his shorts, is a detective inspector of the Met’s Homicide Command.

DI Dobson is a member of the force’s ‘Gold Group’ dealing with the cold case review of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.

Daniel Dobson is in Melbourne accused of helping gambling associates beat the time lag on TV images of the Australian Open.

He is accused of 'courtsiding' - taking advantage of delayed television coverage by transmitting live scores to a gambling syndicate in order to beat live betting odds.

He appeared last night in Australia alleged to have been one of six men part of a gambling ring.

The former Richard Challoner student currently works for a company called Sporting Data, which has fiercely defended its employee of any wrongdoing.

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9:11pm Thu 23 Jan 14

robertbrickwood says...

The only aspect of this report that surprises me is that the cheat in question is not a Liberal Democrat Councillor. They have harboured paedophiles as councillors, nay leaders of the council and Edward Davey was caught cheating recently by removing evidence of his previous stance on nuclear power from his website at a critical moment when he did a U -turn.. Most importantly, above all else, the LIB Dem Council cheat us by charging us the most expensive community tax in London. Perhaps if they took a firmer hand by refusing to financially contribute to the arty lot running the Rose we could have entertainment the publisc wants. How about a season of Carry On films, nude mud wrestling or retro punk band evenings?
The only aspect of this report that surprises me is that the cheat in question is not a Liberal Democrat Councillor. They have harboured paedophiles as councillors, nay leaders of the council and Edward Davey was caught cheating recently by removing evidence of his previous stance on nuclear power from his website at a critical moment when he did a U -turn.. Most importantly, above all else, the LIB Dem Council cheat us by charging us the most expensive community tax in London. Perhaps if they took a firmer hand by refusing to financially contribute to the arty lot running the Rose we could have entertainment the publisc wants. How about a season of Carry On films, nude mud wrestling or retro punk band evenings? robertbrickwood
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