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How would the pillowcase off her bed in the apartment ...be contaminated...

All the children slept in the same room....to say there was no DNA of Maddie in the apartment isn't true
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This is not strictly true.  But any DNA of Madeleine in the appartment was likely contaminated.  So they fetched her pillowcase from UK because that was almost certainly uncontaminated.

To say that there was No DNA of Madeleine in the appartment is disingenuous to say the least.

How would the pillowcase off her bed in the apartment ...be contaminated...
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I'm sure there was Maddies DNA in the apartment.....it's more complicated than you think....where's the cite for this

The cite for what.....my questions......
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Why do you think there was no DNA of maddie in the apartment...

why did gmcc have to go back to UK for it...

is it because possibly most of it was cleaned away....

This is not strictly true.  But any DNA of Madeleine in the appartment was likely contaminated.  So they fetched her pillowcase from UK because that was almost certainly uncontaminated.

To say that there was No DNA of Madeleine in the appartment is disingenuous to say the least.
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Not strange on the basis the alerts have no value or reliability as evidence according to the experts
Why then use dogs at all ?
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Why do you think there was no DNA of maddie in the apartment...

why did gmcc have to go back to UK for it...

is it because possibly most of it was cleaned away....

I'm sure there was Maddies DNA in the apartment.....it's more complicated than you think....where's the cite for this
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Are you a victim of a genuine miscarriage of justice?
"In recent months, I have been working with the multi award winning investigative reporter, Mark Williams-Thomas, best known for his extraordinary investigative work leading to the exposure of Jimmy Savile. He has investigated, reviewed and reported on many of the biggest crime stories including: The Alps murders, Tia Sharp murder, Claudia Lawrence murder and the murder of Alice Gross, together with his work on the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa. His work has led to numerous awards, including two Royal Television Society Awards, a Broadcasting Press Guild Award and an International Peabody Award. He is also BAFTA nominated.

Mark is a highly skilled crime investigator. He has reviewed a number of high profile cases. He has a tenacious and meticulous approach to the cases he reviews, an approach which is seldom matched even by lawyers and those working in the criminal justice system. Mark’s reputation is built on his many successes and he has shown that he is not afraid to take on the establishment and uncover the truth.

Although much of Mark’s worked has focused on detecting crime, he has also reviewed many miscarriages of justice and is currently actively involved in some high-profile reviews with a view to reversing wrongful convictions and establishing the truth. As an example, he has worked on trying to assist Barry George, wrongly convicted of the murder of Jill Dando, and with his quest to obtain the justice it is strongly felt he deserves by getting compensation for having served a 9 year sentence for a crime he did not commit. He has been involved in a review of the disappearance of the Malaysian flight MH370 and is actively reviewing the murder conviction of a young dentist believed to have been wrongly convicted. It is no secret that Mark is a former police officer, but this has simply served to strengthen his ability to consider matters from both defence and prosecution perspectives when reviewing a case, which can only assist when looking at cases involving substantial injustice.

What is clear from Mark’s involvement in a case is not just his unrivalled approach to establishing what needs to be done to establish the truth, but how he achieves it. He has an extraordinary ability of understanding complex cases and establishing what went wrong at trial, and more importantly, what needs to be done. You only have to look at the resistance he must have faced when delving into the deep and murky world of Jimmy Savile when acknowledging just how successful he can be at uncovering the truth.

The significance of all this is that Mark and I have agreed to join forces with a view to reviewing 5 or so genuine miscarriages of justice. The cases we are looking to review need not be high profile, or even complex factually or legally, but simply where it is felt that with a further more detailed investigation, the truth can be exposed. It may be that various lines of enquiry need to be pursued which were perhaps considered not possible previously. This could be because witnesses would not come forward or could not be traced. It may be a case where there is a new theory to be explored as to who committed a crime that has resulted in the wrong person being convicted. It may be that enquiries need to be made of third parties who may hold and possess information that casts considerable doubt on the safety of a conviction. It may be that witnesses are out there who can be traced with a little digging who know the truth but simply need to be found. Equally, there may be concerns about a case that is still subject to an enquiry, and if charged a forensic investigation of the evidence leading to the charging decision may also be of great significance. As has been shown over the years, many overturned convictions in the court of appeal have resulted from a proper review of the unused evidence schedule. Many will know that this is a document prepared by the police and is often misleading, inaccurate or simply fails completely to record the full extent of an investigation. Lack of disclosure is a very common ground for appeal.

Mark and I will review the selected cases to uncover the fresh evidence that is needed to overturn a conviction. In addition, it may be that enquiries are received from suspects under investigation for serious offences where corruption or malpractice is alleged. It may be that our assistance in those cases and our intervention at an early stage can prevent wrongful conviction.

At first instance, those who wish to be considered for this should express their interest initially by writing to David Wells, Wells Burcombe.
https://insidetime.org/are-you-a-victim-of-a-genuine-miscarriage-of-justice/

Michelle (Diskin) Bates says:
30th August 2017 at 8:45 am
A great great teaming. Miscarriage of justice victims need strong support and experienced, structured assistance to fight their convictions. Good luck with the new venture.
Michelle
(Barry George’s sister)


Cass says:
28th September 2017 at 2:42 pm
"I’m surprised David that as a qualified Solicitor and Barrister who has worked on some high profile cases that you haven’t done your homework on Mark Williams Thomas.
A bit of research will tell you that he was only a Detective for a year in Surrey then left, though I have heard he jumped before he was pushed.
He is not an expert in child protection, and a Masters in criminology, with no other post grad degree, doesn’t make him an expert in that field either.
His various CV’s about investigating or leading high profile cases are I would argue also untrue as Senior officers lead investigations.
Credit due for his dogged work in the Saville case, but he was invited on board by Merrion Jones after a lot of ground work was done. In fact he told Merrion by e-mail he was ‘keen to be involved’ as he started the Jonathan King investigation, which actually started after he left the force and was investigated by other officers.
Merrion thought MWT would be useful as an ex Surrey officer to find out if they had carried out an investigation into Saville. MWT agreed to ‘dig around’… it’s all in the Pollard Review.
As for ‘The Investigator’ the show revealed nothing that wasn’t already in the public domain and was edited to make MWT look good. It’s all in the Court of Appeal decision at http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2003/1840.html
Anyway I don’t wish to harp on, but I often wonder if those who purport to be what they are not actually have a strong belief in justice for others…. or simply a desire to boost their own ego and line their own pockets.
Purporting to those who have suffered the loss of loved ones to be a seasoned and experienced investigator is not for me in the interests of justice. It is called giving false hope… as he did in the Investigator.
If David, as MWT said himself, you ‘dig around’, you’ll come to see he’s not all that he purports to be. In fact why not ask him face to face and see what he says. He knows what it’s like to be grilled after standing trial for Blackmail and being found not guilty.


"Adding fuel to the fire was a British former policeman and TV celebrity, Mark Williams-Thomas, who made the 2012 TV documentary which exposed the crimes of Jimmy Savile. Working with UK lawyer David Wells, he travelled to KL and compiled – at a cost of £8,000 – an unofficial report for Ivana’s family. Last week Wells issued a press release, headlined: ‘Model’s fatal fall was no accident, conclude St Albans solicitor and private investigator duo.’ They say they have ‘no doubt’ that in Britain, Ivana’s death would be treated as homicide. https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-mail-on-sunday/20180401/281822874356022
"Barry George had a gun pressed to his head and was told “watch your back” shortly after he was acquitted of BBC star Jill Dando’s murder.

He believes the threat came from somebody linked to the killing of the Crimewatch presenter in 1999.

Making a rare return to the street where he was living at the time, Barry, 58, adds that after one wrongful conviction he fears police will arrest him for ­something else he did not do.

Despite being acquitted 10 years ago he says he does “not feel free” and is “looking over my shoulder”.

After being found guilty in 2001 of murdering Jill, Barry was cleared at a retrial in 2008.

He was living in Hackney, East London, the following year when the chilling threat was made.

Barry says: “When I was in emergency accommodation in Hackney, I was stood in a long hallway and I had a gun put to my head and was told ‘Watch your back

“I went to the police station and told them and they gave me lip service. I was living in fear.

“There were two things in my mind: I’ve been acquitted of this crime and then I get a gun to my head.

“There was talk of a Serbian hit team involved in Jill’s killing.

“We think it must have been someone who had a link to the murder. It’s too much of a coincidence.” He added: “I didn’t get a look at them.”

The Met police confirmed a man then in his 40s reported an incident in Hack­ney in May 2009, but were unable to give full details of the probe.

David Wells, a criminal defence specialist at Wells Burcombe Solicitors, accompanied Barry to the police station to report the threat.

David said
: “He was incredibly distressed... sweating, out of breath and in quite a state.

“I’d seen Barry on many occasions and I had never seen him this distressed.

“Barry repeated that someone pointed a gun at him and made a threat – he appeared highly credible.

"He was very afraid. It could well have been someone linked to the murder of Jill Dando.

“It does seem unlikely someone would randomly select Barry out of millions in London and threaten him and put a gun to his head after his acquittal...

"If indeed it was rated as a serious complaint and investigated by police, nothing came of it

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gunman-told-barry-george-watch-12932133
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Nothing has changed re the alerts in the past 11 years....still no independent evidence.......if the alerts can somehow be verified by independent testing then things could change...but are they reliable enough to satisfy testing...we still don't have any evidence


Why do you think there was no DNA of maddie in the apartment...

why did gmcc have to go back to UK for it...

is it because possibly most of it was cleaned away....
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You are talking about what was SAID (not SAYS) 11 years ago.  Did fingerprint evidence become accepted overnight?  I was talking about now and in the future.  Madeleine's case has no relevance, does it?

Nothing has changed re the alerts in the past 11 years....still no independent evidence.......if the alerts can somehow be verified by independent testing then things could change...but are they reliable enough to satisfy testing...we still don't have any evidence
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I can't see how it can be accepted when the expert says the alerts have no evidential reliability
You are talking about what was SAID (not SAYS) 11 years ago.  Did fingerprint evidence become accepted overnight?  I was talking about now and in the future.  Madeleine's case has no relevance, does it?
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