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Interesting story re photos on phone and rape case dropped

Discussion of forensic issues related to all types of mobile phones and underlying technologies (GSM, GPRS, UMTS/3G, HSDPA, LTE, Bluetooth etc.)
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pbeardmore
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Interesting story re photos on phone and rape case dropped

Post Posted: Jan 15, 18 16:48

As usual, we get few details via the media but worth distributing.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...n-42696986

"A rape case has collapsed after images emerged of the accused and his alleged victim "cuddling" in bed together.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) offered no evidence against Samson Makele at Snaresbrook Crown Court, 17 months after he was arrested.

The photos were discovered on his phone by a defence expert but had not been disclosed by police or prosecutors.

The CPS said it was not a failure of disclosure and it stopped the prosecution once the pictures emerged.

Lawyers for Mr Makele said at least four photos taken on the day of the alleged rape showed the pair together, apparently naked under bedsheets."  
 
  

jaclaz
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Re: Interesting story re photos on phone and rape case dropp

Post Posted: Jan 16, 18 05:11

Interesting, thanks.

The relevant quote is however IMHO:

The Metropolitan Police said it was "the responsibility of the investigating officer to pursue all reasonable lines of enquiry in an investigation" which "involves making complex decisions based on the evidence available and disclosures made".

It added: "In this case it is apparent that the police investigation did not find the images."


Not so unexpectedly, the Independent is a bit more explicit/critical:
www.independent.co.uk/...60816.html

and:
www.independent.co.uk/...19586.html


Met Police announces review into how it investigates rape cases following collapse of second trial
Scotland Yard confirms the same detective was the investigating officer in both cases which collapsed following failure to disclose evidence that disputed the prosecution case


Gibbs' Rule Shocked #39: There is no such thing as coincidence. Rolling Eyes

jaclaz
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wotsits
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Re: Interesting story re photos on phone and rape case dropp

Post Posted: Jan 23, 18 08:33

This is almost identical to another case last week involving Oliver Mears.  
 
  

jaclaz
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Re: Interesting story re photos on phone and rape case dropp

Post Posted: Jan 23, 18 10:53

- wotsits
This is almost identical to another case last week involving Oliver Mears.

Which has been mentioned here:
www.forensicfocus.com/...c/t=16251/

jaclaz
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