This website is under development with information about how Lancashire police allegedly enlisted a number of criminals in an attempt to frame Paul Ponting from Lancashire. This all revolves around Mr Pontings belief that Lancashire police are protecting a police informant named Paul Turner from Skelmersdale.
Two men were formally identified by Lancashire police. They are George Vella from Bedfordshire, and Darren Hogan from Wolverhampton.
After a civil hearing in March 2020, another man was confirmed as being involved, his name is Neil Wilkes, again, from Wolverhampton.
George Vella claims he was added to the operation against his knowledge.
Lancashire police have confirmed though that Operation Malaya was in fact created on behalf of these three individuals.
Snippet from a 'Subject Access Request' provided by Lancashire police proving their involvement.
The above subject access request only listed two men, the third was admitted by a police officer, under oath in a courtroom.
In the same courtroom, a police officer confirmed the operation had 5 or 6 full time officers.
At the time, Darren Hogan had been arrested and charged with offences against Paul & Anna Ponting and was on court bail at the time he was involved in this operation.
George Vella is quoted as saying: "All statements taken for Maylaya [sic] were taken by Lancashire police in person which is what I refused."
A different version of events was revealed in the Lancashire police Subject Access Request which stated that George Vella was involved.