Former London Police Chief and his wife

But in what can only be described as an extraordinary piece of air-brushing of history, the two-minute long clip makes no mention that the ‘founder and chairman’ of UK-based Covert Security Ltd, Ali Dizaei, is one of Scotland Yard’s most notorious figures – a man branded a ‘criminal in uniform’ by the head of the police watchdog. It does not refer to the fact that just months after he received his ‘long service and good conduct medal’ from Lord Blair in 2008 he was suspended over misconduct allegations and that he later became the most senior Met officer in decades to be jailed for corruption after being found guilty of misconduct in public office and perverting the course of justice.