The Guardian, Thursday 11 December 2014 11.54 GMT
Shrien Dewani home in Bristol
An Avon and Somerset police officer outside the entrance to the family home of Shrien Dewani in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Photograph: Rod Minchin/PA
Vandals have spattered white paint outside Shrien Dewani’s family home shortly after his arrival back in the UK from South Africa, where he was cleared of arranging the murder of his wife during their honeymoon.
Paint had been splashed across the driveway in front of the gate of the family estate in the upmarket Westbury-on-Trym area of Bristol.
Dewani, 34, left Cape Town airport on Tuesday morning, 24 hours after a judge cleared of him plotting his wife Anni’s murder in November 2010.
The businessman arrived back at Gatwick airport on Wednesday and was whisked away in a black people carrier. He has not been seen since but a member of staff told reporters he may return to Bristol later on Thursday.
Dewani was allowed to return to the UK after the judge, Jeanette Traverso, dismissed the case against him, describing evidence against him as being “riddled with contradictions”.
The collapse of the trial left his late wife’s family devastated. Her uncle, Ashok Hindocha, said they were exploring the possibility of taking legal action in an attempt to find answers.
Hindocha said the decision to halt the trial before Dewani gave evidence meant there were “holes to be filled” in the story about his niece’s final days.
Speaking from Sweden, he told the Guardian: “We were hoping for closure. We still do not have that but hope that we will have it in the nea
r future. We need to get the family together here and see what options we have, what possibilities we have to continue the process.
“There is still determination to continue. Otherwise we will have sleepless nights for the rest of our lives. We choose determination.”
Hindocha said the family’s “number one” option was some sort of legal action in the UK. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/11/shrien-dewani-family-home-in-bristol-attacked-by-vandals