William Tyrrell's foster mother has told a Sydney court a senior police commander accused of saying "no one cares" about the missing toddler later told her police would be dropping the case.
The foster mum - who can't be named for legal reasons -today alleged Superintendent Scott Cook told her during a 2019 inquest that "William is not our only case" and "you are not the only family that are victims of crime".
"I'm thinking, I can't believe you are saying this to us, at the inquest for this little boy," she told Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court.
The foster mother was in court as a defence witness for former lead investigator Gary Jubelin, who is accused of illegally recording an elderly neighbour in Kendall, on NSW's mid-north coast, where William disappeared in 2014.
Jubelin yesterday told the court Supt Cook told him: "No one cares about that little kid - get him off the books and get him to unsolved homicide."
Outside court today, the mother of the late Matthew Leveson - whose case was also overseen by Jubelin - told reporters Supt Cook's alleged comments were "despicable".
"(I'm) shocked, horrified, to think that somebody who was the head of homicide would say that to a grieving mother," Faye Leveson told reporters.
"I would have been devastated."
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has issued a statement saying he had "full confidence in the professionalism" of Supt Cook.
He "exemplified the definition of a leader" during his time as homicide squad commander, Mr Fuller said.
Jubelin - who quit the force in 2019 - says he made the recordings of Paul Savage to protect himself in the event the one-time person of interest lodged a complaint or harmed himself.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/william-tyrrell-foster-mum-backs--investigator-gary-jubelin-over-top-nsw-police/db9c7a8e-2fe0-409b-9c94-7aff9417da0e