I just wanted to give a quick update on everything that has happened so far this year. I was going to write this on a timeline, however it’s probably better to write this in order of importance.
For me, the article dated 12 February 2020 that was published in the Daily Star online, has to be one of the most important things that has come to light so far in 2020. It’s not the fact that the article alone has been so significant, or the evidence it contained which was uncovered about a year ago, but it is the fact that both Essex Police and the Metropolitan Police have stated that this evidence was not disputed.
DS 21 Jones stated under oath on 6 August 2002, that the scene was treated as four murders and a suicide because the team had “a note saying I’ve killed myself.”
DS Jones stated to the Metropolitan Police:
“You don't go hunting for things if you've got four murders and a suicide if you've got someone saying I've just killed myself, you don't start searching cupboards upstairs, you don't start searching cupboards in the other rooms, because you've got a note saying I've killed myself so it was treated as four murders and a suicide, completely different.”
Essex Police do not dispute this evidence!
This revelation now makes sense of DCI Kenneally’s report dated 6 September 1985 where he stated that:
“The evidence indicated that Sheila was responsible.”
No doubt part of this evidence that DCI Kenneally was referring to in his report was this suicide note.
I am simply shocked that a suicide note had been found at the scene on 7 August 1985, a note that Essex Police now concede did exist, and yet I am still in prison. This suicide note has never been disclosed and remains that way, as do photographs and fingerprint information, which must have been taken in relation to this note. I am really hoping that Essex Police are in contact with the CPS and admit that DS 21 Jones made a statement, under oath, in 2002 about the finding of Sheila’s suicide note at the scene on 7 August 1985.
And now to the ITV Drama. I am so sorry that people had to watch such nonsense, because for some odd reason no one was portrayed in a positive way from what I have been told. I did see the adverts and felt embarrassed by how badly Freddie Fox played me, and that my friends and supporters were put in a position of having to defend me. I am not now or have ever been anything like the drama portrayed me. But, it’s not me that matters, it is the fact that mum and dad were so misrepresented by the way I was portrayed.
ITV and Carol Ann Lee’s book made out that Sheila and I were jealous of each other because mum and dad had brought us up differently and treated us differently. One of the fanciful scenarios they put forward was that I was jealous of Sheila having a lovely flat in Maida Vale. This was not true as mum and dad gave me a house in Goldhanger. More to the point was that Sheila always allowed me to stay at her flat if I wanted to. I know that others looking in on our lives could feel envious, and so assumed that Sheila and I might feel the same. Sheila and I did not, because mum and dad made sure that as we were growing up, that we were grateful for our good fortune, because they knew that no one likes people who are boastful. So, the ITV drama insulted my mum and dad without even thinking about it, simply by portraying me as they did. Shocking, not factual, untruthful misrepresentation.
There are lots of positives, lots of new people have got in touch with me offering their support which is always nice, and many of the National newspapers, including The Daily Star, Daily Mirror, and The Guardian to name just three have featured really positive things about the case and given us a platform to publicly release new evidence.
I cannot thank everyone enough for how much support I have had, and the amazing thing now is that Essex Police do not dispute the fact that a suicide note was recovered from the scene, evidence that should have been disclosed pre-trial but was not!
Thank you again