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Fitted Up

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Publication Date
18 July 2019
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Birlinn Ltd
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Fitted Up

A True Story of Police Betrayal, Conspiracy and Cover Up
by Russell Findlay - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

As army veteran Bill Johnstone watched his garage business burn to the ground, he was certain the fire had been started deliberately. And when the police failed to investigate, he complained.

Johnstone then made a shocking discovery: an extensive criminal record had been applied to his name. He believes this was no accident but a malicious act by a police officer. Those few keyboard strokes were the catalyst for a high-stakes battle that consumed his life. What began as police incompetence, soon escalated into an extraordinary saga of betrayal, conspiracy and cover up.

This is the incredible true story of his decade-long fight for justice. In an age where our personal information is stored and shared digitally, it could happen to anyone.

Russell Findlay is an investigative journalist who has spent decades reporting on organised crime, policing, injustice and the law. He now works as a producer for STV News. His previous books are The Iceman: The Rise and Fall of a Crime Lord (co-authored with Jim Wilson), Caught in the Crossfire: Scotland’s Deadliest Drugs War and the acclaimed Acid Attack: A Journalist’s War with Organised Crime.

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