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England Out And Time To Refocus On Bob Woolmer

by | 21st, April 2007

conch.jpgFRESH developments in the BOB Woolmer murder case.

As the Independent reports, a man has been seen. Security footage taken from the 12th floor of the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, reveals a man.

The CCTV footage has been cleaned and enhanced and by detectives at Scotland Yard and, yes, the police can confirm that there is the figure of a man.

A a source tells the Independent: “The time of the footage and its location mean that this individual must be considered a suspect. Further work is being done on statements given by individuals to look at any inconsistencies. It is good progress.”

And interesting that it should coincide with England’s removal from the cricket World Cup, which provides this case with a colourful backdrop.

Deprived of shots of woman on conch-shell bikinis, England’s Freddie Flintoff going down with his pedalo and the Barmy Army turning the shade of raw ostrich meat in the sun, Scotland Yard’s offices revisit the film.

And this discovery has delayed the onset of the inquest. A spokesman at the Justice Ministry in Jamaica says: “The coroner has been advised that there are recent and significant developments concerning the death of Robert Woolmer.

“The coroner wishes that these new and significant developments be pursued with the utmost urgency, taking into account that the officer in charge has advised that these new developments are critical to the progress and the eventual results of the investigations themselves.”

This should give Sky television pundits something to discuss as they work their Barbados sun loungers. To date, breaks in play have seen heated debates on the palsied state of what must now be called Team England, Bob Willis’s mosquito bite and the sight of England’s Paul Nixon running into the surf topless with an equally underdressed Tim Abrahams, Sky’s cricket news man.

News of Woolmer on Sky Sports has been noticeable by its absence. Never once did David Gower, who fronts Sky’s package tour operation and advertorial, decamp to Jamaica.

But now with England out and the final approaching like the next drinks waiter he can make the mental journey, at least. And Woolmer’s matter can get the coverage it deserves…



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