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Why did Lynette White murder documents go missing? Police on trial

by | 26th, January 2012

WHEN the trial of eight former South Wales police officers for alleged corruption collapsed at Swansea Crown Court they stood accused of fabricating evidence over the murder of Lynette White in 1988 we sighed . You see, four documents had been shredded. These documents were said to contain complaints made by one of the men sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. The facts were not all there. The eight could not go on trial. It would not be fair.

Only, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) now says the documents are still in a box.

Odd.

The eight former officers and two civilians were accused of wrongdoing in light of the wrongful convictions of the “Cardiff Three”.

So. Who said the documents had been shredded? Why didn’t the police and all those in-house trained investigators investigate where the documents were? Why have the documents now reappeared? How do the accused feel about

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