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Old 05-23-2018, 04:23 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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Yes very, very sorry to hear about Bob. Top man and first rate journalist. I believe his book Hanratty, The Final Verdict to be the best book ever written on miscarriages of justice. Incidentally does anyone know if Michael Hanratty is still with us? I used to speak to him on the phone but sadly lost his number.

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Yes very, very sorry to hear about Bob. Top man and first rate journalist. I believe his book Hanratty, The Final Verdict to be the best book ever written on miscarriages of justice. Incidentally does anyone know if Michael Hanratty is still with us? I used to speak to him on the phone but sadly lost his number.

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That was in between making up court transcripts, was it?

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...I used to speak to him on the phone but sadly lost his number...

Good to see you back Tony.


Send me a PM and I'll give you his mobile and email.


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Yes very, very sorry to hear about Bob. Top man and first rate journalist. I believe his book Hanratty, The Final Verdict to be the best book ever written on miscarriages of justice. Incidentally does anyone know if Michael Hanratty is still with us? I used to speak to him on the phone but sadly lost his number.

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Hi Tony,
Michael and his wife Maureen attended the very sad occasion of Bob's funeral last month. I spoke with Michael just a few days ago and he told me that Bob apparently had been working fairly recently on an update to his excellent 1997 book.
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Michael and his wife Maureen attended the very sad occasion of Bob's funeral last month. I spoke with Michael just a few days ago and he told me that Bob apparently had been working fairly recently on an update to his excellent 1997 book.
Hi SH . As time goes by, hopefully there is someone who had been close to Bob,
may be capable enough to continue on with his project, and complete his endeavours of a follow up book. A book I might add held as mere fantasy, by the doubters of Hanratty’s innocence.
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Hi SH . As time goes by, hopefully there is someone who had been close to Bob,
may be capable enough to continue on with his project, and complete his endeavours of a follow up book. A book I might add held as mere fantasy, by the doubters of Hanratty’s innocence.
Hi Moste,

Michael thinks this planned update of Bobs would have covered the DNA aspects of the case. Bob was utterly convinced of Jimmy Hanrattys innocence and when he last bumped into Michael socially [I think at Bindmans] he grabbed hold of Michaels arm and said "Im going to prove your brother was completely innocent of the A6 murder."

PS. Sorry about any missing apostrophes, that particular key on my laptop no longer works.
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Interesting. Thanks for that S H.
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Michael thinks this planned update of Bobs would have covered the DNA aspects of the case.
But does any DNA evidence still exist? As his book was first published in 1997, surely if Bob was seriously interested in pursuing the DNA aspects of the case, he'd have done it by now rather than let it go cold - which it has done.

So when was this meeting at Bindman's? Do you know?

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But does any DNA evidence still exist? As his book was first published in 1997, surely if Bob was seriously interested in pursuing the DNA aspects of the case, he'd have done it by now rather than let it go cold - which it has done.

So when was this meeting at Bindman's? Do you know?

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I don’t believe DNA evidence ever existed. The powers that be,spent an inaudinate amount of time money and effort to finally get this monkey off their backs that was the Hanratty innocence truth.
For Bob Woffinden to make such a profound statement to Michael,he had to know something seriously important that has yet to raise its head.
That something I would proffer would almost certainly be ,the DNA issue.
My understanding,of DNA.regarding the sensitivity of the stuff, and the requirements governing the handling,protection, and storing of same, is such that I for one( and probably Woffinden as another)believe the exhibits that were relied on to produce anything in the form of readable material for DNA matching, would have been completely useless.
It could well be that Bob finally had proof of this . Can his son take up the campaign ?
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The powers that be,spent an inaudinate amount of time money and effort to finally get this monkey off their backs
But the Court of Appeal has not shrunk from quashing convictions for people who have been hanged for murder. For example ...

George Kelly
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...de/2978838.stm

Derek Bentley
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/142301.stm

Mahmood Mattan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/59551.stm
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