Sunday, October 23, 2016

The trial of Gordon Anglesea

On Friday a jury unanimously found the retired police superintendent guilty of four counts of indecent assault against two boys in the 1980s.

In 1994 he won libel settlements against the Observer, Private Eye and HTV Wales after they publicised similar claims against him.

The Welsh investigative site Rebecca has a full account of this year's trial:
The six-week trial was a raw, bad-tempered affair. 
The jury were unhappy because they were in court for less than a third of the time. 
Barristers for the prosecution and defence sniped at one another throughout. 
At one point the judge warned the trial was in danger of becoming a "pantomime". 
What follows is a long, detailed account of one of the most important court cases in recent Welsh criminal history. 
It is unsparing and some readers may find it harrowing …

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