Andy Hayman’s drinking habits

ANDY HAYMAN: Didn't say 'no' to 8 bottles of wine and 3 bottles of whisky from his good friend the Israeli Ambassador

In the wake of Hackgate, the Metropolitan Police have been criticised for accepting lots of “gifts and hospitality” from News International.

Most of these details came from Freedom of Information requests. But one senior officer’s records also reveal a surprising habit of accepting alcoholic gifts from people!

During the period from March 2005 to December 2007, the gifts Andy Hayman accepted included:

  • 12 bottles of wine
  • 1 box of wine
  • 4 bottles of Malt Whisky
  • 1 bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label Whisky
  • 1 bottle of Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky
  • 1 bottle of Glenfiddick Scotch Whisky

These were given by various people and organisations, most notably, there were a lot from the Israeli Ambassador in close succession in late 2006. This followed an issue with policing at the Israeli Embassy. Seems that the dispute may have been resolved by getting drunk.

And this is not the first time Hayman’s drinking habits have been questioned. Recently, the Telegraph highlighted the amount of alcohol that he claimed on expenses (including a £50 bottle of champagne which he shared with a News Of The World journalist). Peter Tickner, the Met Police’s former Director of Internal Audit, told the Telegraph: “I was alarmed by the size of spending on Andy Hayman’s corporate credit card… I found out that a large amount was spent on alcohol on his card.”

Tickner has also said of Hayman that “In one twenty-four hour period, he had used the card on three separate occasions to buy alcohol.”

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