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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 19 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.

Bob Woffinden 1948-2018

Steve Sinclair writes: It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of my good friend Bob Woffinden, who lost his battle with mesothelioma cancer at the age of 70 on 1st May 2018. It was Bob who'd initially taken an interest in and wrote about Dave's case and subsequently passed on his case files to me so that I could continue the investigation.

I first met Bob nearly ten years ago after contacting him about whether any new progress had been made in one of his pet cases, the A6 murder. We built up a good rapport over the years, corresponding and talking about a myriad of different miscarriage cases he had been contacted about. He even extended the privilege of asking me to proof read his last book The Nicholas Cases.

Bob will be sorely missed. That may seem a bit of a cliche, yet this country has very few journalists doing real investigative work as it is, without losing without doubt the best writer on miscarriages of justice since Paul Foot or Ludovic Kennedy. Yes he was that good. RIP Bob.

Both Dave and myself extend our sincerest condolences to Bob's family.

The crime journalist Duncan Campbell wrote a touching obituary for Bob in The Guardian on 11th May 2018.

News

Dave's Blog 15th May

Since my last blog the CPS have responded to my most recent Data Protection Act disclosure request. I issued this requesting that if an MG6D form (list) had been used by the police in my case, that it be disclosed to me unredacted and in full.

Readers of last month's blog will recall that it has been exposed that police forces across the country have been routinely abusing the privilege of the MG6D list. Specifically they have been trained to hide evidence that would benefit a defendants alibi case on the MG6D list as they know it is not disclosed to the defence routinely. The purpose of the MG6D lists existence is to record evidence that is sensitive to other investigations and which, if disclosed, could disrupt other investigations. With this in mind, no such list of evidence should exist in the investigation case that Kent police led against me.

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Dave's Blog 8th April

Issues of 'non-disclosure' in criminal court cases are still appearing regularly in the press. On Tuesday 3rd April, the lead headline in the Times read: Police are 'trained to hide vital evidence'.

The charity called 'The Centre for Criminal Appeals' contains comments from police focus groups. One such comment is very telling in the lengths the police will go to in the aim to secure a conviction at any cost:

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Dave's Blog 1st March

Yet another month has passed. Still the CPS have failed to answer my data protection act request for the release of the evidence that they and Kent Police withheld at my trial.

Kent CPS and police have responded to my letter. Both have been evasive in their response. Instead they have either directed my enquiries to CPS HQ in London or have stated that the enquiry should be submitted by my legal team. Incidentally, that is not a legal requirement. I have every lawful right to request that the police and CPS hand over evidence that proves my evidence if they withheld it at trial.

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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.

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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:

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Articles

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.

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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.

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