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Stephen Lawrence Murder Trial Day 9: Angela Gallop, Michael Mansfield And Imaginative Forensics

by | 26th, November 2011

STEPHEN Lawrence Murder Trial Day 9: Anorak’s look at the trial of Gary Dobson and David Norris in the news:

The case is not on any newspaper front page.

The Mirror : “Stephen Lawrence trial: fibres link to teenage victim ‘was tricky’”

Tricky is an understatement.

Angela Gallop examined the clothes of the suspects and the killed teenager.

Dr Gallop told the Old Bailey jury: “It’s a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack and some needles are easier to find than others.”

Both men deny killing Stephen in Eltham, South East London, in 1993.

Dr Angela Gallop IS THE director of science and innovation at LGC forensics. She has been hired her to review the forensic evidence in 1995 ahead of a private prosecution brought by Stephen Lawrence’s parents.

Daily Mail : “Lawrence jury told of forensic ‘breakthrough’: Victim’s jacket fibre found at home of suspects’ friends”

Dr Gallop extended the original investigation and her review increased the number of microscopic fibres examined from 646 to 1,071. However, it was not until she carried out the cold-case review with private lab LGC that stronger results were found.

She tells the court:

“We realised it was really important to understand what happens at a crime scene. We began to realise that if you think imaginatively and hard about things it was very interesting and quite surprising what you could find. It made us realise that it was enough simply to say we look at the transfer

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