Dave McLuckie Trial: Day Two

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Day two of the trial has now concluded and will continue tomorrow.

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He said he felt sorry Mr Blyth that he had been dragged into the police investigation but says he had gone there to get information from him.

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Mr McLuckie denies making any threats to Mr Blyth and maintains he only went to see him as a friend and not to intimidate him.

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Mr McLuckie denies threatening to report Mr Blyth to the authorities in connection with the illegal taxi business.

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On his second visit to the home of Mr Blyth he says he took a document as 'proof' Mrs Ward had told the police about his illegal taxi.

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He asked his solicitor if that was ok and was told that it wouldn't be a problem.

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He said he wanted to use the document to try and get information from Mr Blyth that would help his case.

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In the papers was a statement from Nancy Ward saying Mr Blyth was operating as an unlicensed taxi driver and thought he should let him know.

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After his first visit he received unused documents from his up coming perverting the course of justice trial.

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He says he called at Mr Blyth's home on a 'whim' when he was passing to let his friend know, so he was aware of the risks he was taking.

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After learning his friend could have been implicated in a police investigation for operating an illegal taxi, he thought he should tell him.

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He says his relationship with Mr Blyth was good in early 2013 and had no idea he had spoken to detectives from Operation Sacristy.

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He says he often gave him advice and support as a friend over a number of years.

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He says he had known Peter Blyth, the alleged intimidation victim, for 18-19yrs and got to know him better when he set up his taxi business.

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He says he was never told who'd been interviewed or given a statement to detectives from Operation Sacristy during the investigation.

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He says he was arrested in Autumn 2012 and charged with perverting the course of justice.

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He tells the jury that he has not been charged with anything in connection with Operation Sacristy and hasn't been interviewed since Nov 11.

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He tells the jury he stood down as chairman of Cleveland Police Authority when the Operation Sacristy investigation was launched in 2011.

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Mr McLuckie is now in the witness box to give evidence in his trial.

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