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David Ferguson is Innocent

Following a quite astonishing discovery, Steve Sinclair has written an update to his article (first published in 2014) that now shows that David Ferguson is completely innocent of the murder of Susan Kent, beyond any doubt whatsoever. Please download it here:-

The Case Of David Ferguson 2nd Edition

If you haven't read the original article it would be of use to download and read that first here:-

The Case Of David Ferguson

The new evidence revealed in Steve's updated article has completely vindicated our views as to the evidence as a whole in David's case. We always knew that the Crown had willfully and shamelessly withheld crucial evidence proving David's innocence.

Shockingly though, come this November David would have been incarcerated by the State for 18 years for a brutal murder that someone else committed.

Please take some time to read about his case. If, like us, you believe Dave is completely innocent and you would like to send us a message of support then you can do that here. If you would like to lend more tangible support then please let us know how you can help.

Finally and most importantly if you have any information that might help Dave's case please do not hesitate to contact us. All information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Thank you.


Dave's Blog 1st February

Since December 2017 there have been numerous reports of trials collapsing at the eleventh hour. In each case the cause has been police corruption in the form of attempted withholding of evidence that indicated reasonable doubt on the accused's guilt. It is not coincidence that each of these cases involved charges of a sexual nature.

An emergency review in to all on-going cases was rapidly conducted by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders. How comprehensive the review has been is questionable. On Thursday 18th January Saunders announced that she was confident that there are no wrongly convicted people in prison due to police withholding evidence that should have been disclosed. Quite rightly defence lawyers, barristers and miscarriage of justice groups immediately condemned Saunders' outlandish claim. With a prison population exceeding 85,000 and Saunders' review being completed in around 3 weeks, no more than 21.5 seconds could have been spent on each case review by Saunders. more

Dave's Blog 14th December

Happy 2018 to everyone who visits this site. Regular visitors will know that in the latter months of 2017 the re-testing of the crime scene DNA exhibits revealed that the police and CPS had significantly exaggerated the DNA match statistics at my trial

Despite this, my barrister is of the opinion that the new test results may not be sufficient on their own merit to achieve an appeal application. However a study entitled "A systematic analysis of misleading evidence in unsafe rulings in England and Wales" (Smit, N., Morgan, R., and Lagnado, D. University College London.) has found that 22% of decisions in Magistrates and Crown Court cases were unsafe because of "misleading evidence". The study also revealed the following facts: more

Dave's Blog 21st October

On the 19th October I received a copy of the new forensic report. It's findings are vastly different to what the police and CPS presented as being factual at my trial in respect of the acclaimed DNA match.

The crime scene samples DAR/6 & 8 were re-tested using the two most current and significantly more reliable DNA testing procedures. These being DNA17 and Y-23 testing. DNA17 examines more of the DNA bands that exist than the SGM+ testing used by the prosecution at my trial. Y-23 testing specifically targets male DNA only in a sample. Both operate at much more sensitive detection levels than the SGM+ testing used by the police and CPS at the time of my trial. more

Dave's Blog 6th September

As of yet there is little news from my solicitor in respect of the continued forensic re-testing. In their last letter they informed me that the forensic lab was waiting for Kent Police to send them evidence samples so that comparison runs could be performed.

Despite a written advice from my barrister requesting that my solicitor pursue the withheld evidence substantiating my alibi, my solicitor still hasn't done so. Therefore I have taken matters into my own hands. On the 21st August I wrote to Kent CPS stating that I had evidence that Kent Police had failed to disclose four specific sections of evidence that would have assisted my defence at trial. These being:- more

Dave's Blog 8th August

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE), is the central article of legislation in criminal trials. It defines how evidence has to be gathered, stored, handled, recorded and, most importantly, disclosed. So why do the police often fail to pass evidence to a defendant's legal team that would either undermine or completely collapse their cases against the accused?

In fact, deceptive actions of this nature by British police forces up the down the country are so prolific that the Criminal Cases Review Commission were given cause to raise the non-disclosure of evidence, benefiting defendants, by the police, as a specific concern. This led to a specific investigation by Her Majesty's Chief Inspectorate of Constabularies. Part of their findings includes that the lack of proper case supervision by police forces was a "significant concern" and that "police recordings (documentation of both sensitive and non-sensitive material)" was lacking. They also found that this endemic practice was not being challenged by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). In response CPS Chief Inspector Kevin McGinty conceded that this departure from the legal requirements of PACE has a 'corrosive effect on the criminal justice system' and 'undermines the principles of a fair trial' (The i newspaper: 19th July 2017, page 8). more


Bob Woffinden Writes...

Bob Woffinden, Britain's leading writer on miscarriages of justice, has given us permission to use this article he wrote about Dave's case for the June 2010 issue of Inside Time.

Susan Kent's body was found in the front bedroom of her house at about 4.15 in the afternoon of 24 November 1999.

She worked part-time both as a schools dinner lady and also as a childminder. She had a young son and it was because she had neither arrived at work as normal around midday nor picked her child up from school that the alarm was raised. She had separated acrimoniously from her son's father, and it was her mother who went round to her house on the outskirts of Gillingham, Kent and found the body. more

A message from Dave

David Ferguson has been in prison for a crime he didn't commit since November 2000. Here he speaks to you about his plight and his fight for justice.

For over a decade I have sat in prison for a murder that I did not commit. Unless you experience this torment first hand it is impossible to conceive. It is an experience I wouldn't wish on anyone.

Do not believe what can be read in the press, prison is no holiday camp, especially when you don't belong here. It is an environment where those in power seize every opportunity to belittle, humiliate and abuse those who that they are supposed to be rehabilitating. It is an environment controlled by psychologists whose agenda is nothing less than to push prisoners to breaking point. more

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