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Lynette White: Corruption inquiry review after civil case

Lynette White Lynette White was murdered in Cardiff in 1988

A review into why the UK's biggest police corruption trial collapsed is to report its findings after civil action by eight officers involved ends. The former South Wales Police officers are suing the force after corruption allegations were made over the Lynette White murder investigation. In 2011, they were cleared1 of perverting the course of justice following the wrongful conviction of three men for her 1988 murder.

The review's findings are due in 2016. On 14 February 1988, 20-year-old Lynette White was found stabbed more than 50 times in the Cardiff docklands flat where she worked as a prostitute. South Wales Police launched an investigation and Stephen Miller, Yusef Abdullahi and Anthony Paris, who became known as the "Cardiff Three", were jailed for life in 1990 after being convicted of her murder.

But their convictions were quashed on appeal in 1992 after judges were told they had been "fitted up" for the crime. A new investigation was launched by the force but it was not until 2003, 11 years after the Cardiff Three were freed, that the real killer was identified.

A breakthrough in DNA techniques2 led detectives to Jeffrey Gafoor's Bridgend home. He was arrested and later admitted her murder.3

In the years that followed, questions were raised over the initial investigation into her death ultimately leading to eight former police officers being charged in 2011 with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. But the trial later that year collapsed in dramatic fashion when prosecutors lost confidence in the disclosure process and the case was abandoned. All eight were cleared of any wrong-doing4 and have since launched civil action against South Wales Police.

And on Thursday at a pre-case hearing at the High Court sitting at Cardiff, it was said that the findings of the review into the matter would be made public after the the civil action is concluded.

Richard Horwell QC, who was appointed by the Home Secretary5 to head the inquiry, had initially been due to report his findings by the summer but due to the civil action under way is now not expecting to complete his inquiry until the spring of 2016.

The civil action by the former officers is due to be heard in October.

References

  1. ^ they were cleared (www.bbc.co.uk)
  2. ^ DNA techniques (news.bbc.co.uk)
  3. ^ admitted her murder. (news.bbc.co.uk)
  4. ^ All eight were cleared of any wrong-doing (www.bbc.co.uk)
  5. ^ appointed by the Home Secretary (www.bbc.co.uk)
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Yolo County cracks down on where e-cigs can’t be used

GETTING TOUGH ON EASE EUROPE'S. THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IS ONE THAT CLOSER TO BANNING THEM. THE REASON AND HOW PEOPLE ARE REACTING.

I HAVE TRIED IT ALL. RESEARCH SHOWS E-CIGARETTES ARE LEADING THE PACK AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE. WE KNOW A QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE USED E-CIGARETTES AND NEVER'S MOPED AT ALL.

THESE STATS ARE JUST ONE REASON YOLO COUNTY WANT TO PLACE NEW RESTRICTIONS ON WHERE YOU CAN USE E-CIGARETTES. THAT WOULD BE PUBLIC FACES, RESTAURANTS, THE SAME PLACES SMOKING IS PROHIBITED. IT WOULD DIRECT THE IMPACT COMMUNITIES.

THE COMMUNITY HAS JUST ONE RESTAURANT. IT DOESN'T REALLY AFFECT US AS MUCH AS BIG CITIES. SOME SAY THE APPEAL ISN'T AS GREAT AS ONE MIGHT THINK.

THAT'S HOW CAN YOU NOT USE YOUR PHONE AROUND IT ENDANGERS? YOU CAN STILL FIND THEM IN THIS CONVENIENT STORE. I DON'T SMOKE MYSELF.

THE OWNER SUPPORT THE PROPOSED BAN IN UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES, BUT UNLIKE A REGULAR PACK OF SMOKES, THE OTHER CONCERN IS THE COLORFUL PACKAGING, ATTRACTING THE EYES OF TEENS. Continue reading

Little Boots – Working Girl

Little Boots - Working Girl

Odd Synth Pop from the big new thing of 2009.

Ed Power1, 29 Jul 2015, 15:49

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As barometers of future success go, the BBC ‘Sound Of ’ poll has a near peerless record. Current picks Years And Years have scored several UK top ten singles hits, while immediate predecessor Sam Smith effortlessly conquered the United States.

The only true question mark on the ‘Sound Of ’ crib-sheet is Little Boots, aka Blackpool, UK songwriter Victoria Hesketh. Tipped for greatness in 2009, she conspicuously failed to live up to the hype with a less than riveting debut album.

Four years on, in some ways it is a surprise that Little Boots is still a going concern – though less of a shock to discover that Hesketh is still swimming in the reheated electro-disco pool.

Musically, she appears – as per her biggest hit – to be stuck on repeat. Her dinky electropop evokes the formal structure of the Pet Shop Boys and Giorgio Moroder (indeed ‘No Pressure’ is virtually a cover of ‘I Feel Love’); the problem is that there is little of their deadpan subversiveness. Stranger yet is the new project’s retro feminist gloss.

She wears a three-piece suit in several of the publicity shots accompanying the release, with Hesketh promulgating on record the message that women have a place in the work-space alongside men.

Maybe I’m missing something but it is not exactly a revolutionary proposition.


Rating: 2.5 / 5

References

  1. ^ Ed Power (www.hotpress.com)
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Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Walking Boots – AW15 – Price Drop

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Walking Boots - AW15

  • GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear – Keeps your feet dry from the outside as well as from the inside.
  • Nubuck Leather – Full grain leather Material for longer wear and durability.
  • Water-Resistant Textile – A durable, water-resistant upper which repels shower… Continue reading

E-Cigarettes May Pump Out The Same Kind Of Addictive Nicotine Found In Tobacco …

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The name of the all winners will be posted only for 30 days after the end of the Entry Period.BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ACCEPTED ALL OF THESE GIVEAWAY RULES.Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion. Continue reading

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