The Times Literary Supplement

The South Wales police force presented the Lynette White case as a model investigation. Satish Sekar shows how their first inquiry was, in fact, a model miscarriage of justice. Sekar … has produced an exhaustive account of the case. He shows how almost every aspect of criminal evidence was tampered with during the inquiry. Known perjurers were used as witnesses for the Crown; DNA material was either lost or misused; prime suspects were ignored. Sekar’s most telling remarks, though, relate to abuses of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. The Thatcher Government claimed that PACE would protect citizens from unfair and aggressive police questioning. Steve Miller was not so well served.”

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