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Old 05-18-2018, 04:52 AM
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Default Bob Woffinden has died

Bob Woffinden died on 1st May 2018.

I understand that he had had cancer for some time.

His name will always be linked to the A6 murder story.

RIP Bob.
My condolences to his family.

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Old 05-18-2018, 05:39 AM
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Well, that's a shame and a surprise, as I had no idea he was ill.

Apart from Hanratty, he espoused other causes he saw as miscarriages of justice, and was instrumental in reversing the guilty verdict of Barry George, wrongfully accused of the murder of Jill Dando. He also supported Sion Jenkins in the case of the murder of his foster-daughter Billie-Jo, but I believe that although Sion Jenkins was released, Woffinden later had second thoughts.

A non-murder case he was involved in investigating was the alleged cheating on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

A revised edition of his book Hanratty - The Final Verdict was widely anticipated.

RIP.

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He also supported Sion Jenkins in the case of the murder of his foster-daughter Billie-Jo, but I believe that although Sion Jenkins was released, Woffinden later had second thoughts.
As well he should. Jenkins is guilty as sin.
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...Woffinden later had second thoughts...

Did he?


I know he changed his view of Jeremy Bamber's innocence in light of an evidence review he conducted with Richard Webster.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:11 AM
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Ahhhhh.....now you mention it, maybe it was the Bamber Case I read about some time ago, concerning which Bob changed his mind after publication of his book. The Jenkins case was, I am certain, a miscarriage of justice.

I wonder if Bob had actually done any new research re: the A6?

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That is sad news. Bob was a good writer and reporter with firm convictions in the justice of the many causes he championed. He will be missed. RIP
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Sad news.

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Woffinden believed in justice.

So, in my opinion, do all of the contributors on this site, whether for or against Hanratty.

We are scrutinising justice in our land, even although the events happened 56 years ago. That is democracy in action. That is active citizenship. That is a healthy legacy to pass on to our grandchildren.
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Mention in the obituaries that he is survived by a son, Eddie, reminds me of the following comment from poster 'julie q' who attended the Appeal:

"It is my recollection that only when junior counsel Henry Blaxland assumed lead role for some aspects of the appeal was it delivered with the passion we had expected.
He also appeared to have a greater grasp of the details of the case, the fact that Bob Woffinden's son was a trainee barrister under his tutelage may have helped in this respect."
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Eddie Woffinden:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eddie-woffinden-773a0037/


He did study law back in the early 2000's but seems to have given all that up!
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