Peter Ross, p3653-3654 Bain retrial
A. It wasnít provided to me, so itís something which I haven't seen.
Q. If the case note records that, ďBlood was found on the silencer, extensive smearing and traces of blood were also found inside the barrel, positive,Ē thatís what itís saying here. Does that accord with the answer you gave Mr Mander in relation to the vacuum effect and hard contact wound?
A. Oh it does, it indicates that, I mean, there are a number of people who have been shot. It indicates that at least one of those suffered a relatively hard contact wound.
questions from the court: 3653 -54
Q. One of those Mr Ross, I take it that if there's blood in the barrel it would have to be from the last firing of the rifle that it was vacuumed in?
A. It is far more likely sir because of the movement of the gases, the bullet is designed that it fits very, very snugly into the barrel so any biological material would largely be removed, so it really comes down to the final shot.