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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.

News

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:-

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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).

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Dave's Blog 18th July

In this blog I am going to return to the subject of the forensic evidence in my case. As of yet the results of the re-testing still haven't been handed over. However the tests that were performed on the crime scene sample have produced new information.

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Dave's Blog 14th June

My blog for May/June is not what I originally intended it to be. It is also considerably late.

This is because the management here at HMP Wakefield are refusing to allow me to post it out as I am discussing another prisoners wrongful conviction. I have this prosoner's permission to write about his case and recent events relating to it and the law entitles me to write and publish articles about other prisoner's miscarriage of justice cases. Yet as often occurs the management at HMP Wakefield believe that the law, including 'Freedom of Speech' does not apply to them. Even the national prison rules, specifically Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 49/2011, Section 11.3: part J(iii) identifies that a prisoner may write and publish in the media details of another prisoner and their case when it forms 'part of serious comment about crime, the criminal justice system or the penal system'! In 2011 the ruling of Campbell and Ferguson vs The Governor of HMP Wakefield established that no prison staff member may depart in any material form from the specific requirements of the PSI. To do so would constitute an unlawful act. Yet the staff and management of Wakefield have still chosen to obstruct my lawful right in this aspect.

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Dave's Blog 13th April

Today (13th April), my solicitor visited. During this visit he took new mouth swabs from me so that new DNA tests could be run. The new test is much more sensitive and examines a wider range of 'bands' contained in a DNA reading. As soon as he departed from HMP Wakefield he was heading directly to the Forensic Access's lab at Oxford to deliver the samples.

Whilst he was here we were also able to discuss the full scope and implications of evidence that is still being withheld by Kent Police. Specifically statements and an item relating to a chemists. At my trial Kent Police and CPS refuted that any evidence existed of my being at a chemists during the crucial period in which Susan Kent was killed. This will have been significant in how the jury reached the guilty verdict given against me. Irrefutable evidence now shows that the police and CPS had and still have evidence that verified that I was at a chemists at the crucial time.

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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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