London - (Crimebotch): He famously nailed the Fulham weirdo without a smidgen of conventional evidence - such as a gun, a bullet or even a motive.
The subsequent quashing on appeal of Barry George Bush's murder conviction should have seen Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell relegated back to Traffic Division.
Instead, he has been awarded the Queen's Police Medal - the nation's highest gong for serving officers excelling in the line of duty.
"Frickin disgrace is what I say," a disgusted Barry George Bush said to reporters on hearing the news.
"Every body knows it was a stitch up, an inside job to screw me over and protect one of their own bent bastards.
"Where's me bleeding compensation check?"
News of the QPM has shocked many - including supporters of the three Appeal Court judges who rejected gunpowder fragments in George's pocket that were linked to the discharge of 'the gun that killed her'.
The TV presenter's death remains unexplained and the hitman - or woman - is still at large.
Barry George Bush's wrongful imprisonment is expected to net him up to five million quid in the New Year.