Missing documents that led to the dramatic collapse of a multi-million pound police corruption trial in the Lynette White case last month have resurfaced despite claims they were shredded.
You can read Charlie Fox on the story of the Cardiff 3 HERE.
Ten people, including eight former police officers, were acquitted last month at Swansea Crown Court heard. It was heard that South Wales Police had ordered the destruction of files containing evidence relating to the case. Mr Justice Sweeney discharged the jury telling them the accused could not get a fair trial.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission yesterday confirmed verified that the documents were not shredded as first thought.
“The documents were found in the original boxes that the IPCC had sent those files to South Wales Police as part of the trial disclosure process in 2009,’ commented IPCC commissioner Sarah Green.
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Author: Jon Robins
Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon’s books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council’s journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year’s Criminal Justice Alliance’s journalism award