Steven McDonald and John Wright

We have had several enquiries from our members recently about rumours that former P.C. John Wright has been sentenced to a long term of imprisonment in the U.K. for conspiracy to import drugs.

We have now received a press clipping from the Mirror newspaper dated March 2015 (see confirming that Wright, along with another man, was convicted of being involved in a "mammoth drug smuggling Operation in Britain"  when they were caught in the act by an undercover police officer trying to smuggle in 30 tonnes of cannabis worth £84 million, which was said to be the largest conspiracy to be prosecuted in the U.K.

Wright was convicted and sentenced to 9 years and 4 months imprisonment.  

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#2 Paul Bradshaw 2018-07-09 17:03
What a sad state of affairs, I worked with John in Central CID back in the late 70's,and always found him to be a decent bloke then. My clearest memory of John was hobbling around Central CID after blowing out his knee (s) playing Rugby. I am sad to see him come to this.

Editors note - I feel sure most of us feel the same way about John. I thought it may be a case of same name wrong person, but his photo confirmed it was the John Wright we knew. He sure took a wrong turn somewhere in his life.
#1 Terry 2017-02-01 11:24
Amazing how people change.
I thought he was an alright guy in the 70's when we worked CID.

Oh well.
Doing my time on the outside.

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