Thursday, 2 August 2018

Remembering Jeremy's Family on the 33rd Anniversary of the Tragedies


7th August 1985

Remembering Nevill, June, Sheila, Nicholas and Daniel

Such a peaceful place of many deep sorrows,
Where the living walk among solemn rows,
Looking for the grave where Graves of those once loved in times gone by,
Quietly lying in rows beneath the Earth's sky;
memories lie,
As they recall the day of the final goodbye.

The dead bring memories of joy and sorrows
For loved ones walking among the silent rows;
Some stand by graves in hushed reflection,
Others speak aloud of heartbreak and affection;
Some visit for just a moment and others for a while,
Then walk away with a tear or memory's fond smile.

Many graves have mementos or lovely flowers,
Some with new sod needing nature's showers,
While others have clearly fallen out of memory,
With only stones showing a brief life's summary,
Until they fade and crumble over the long years,
When no one is left to care or shed grief's tears.

Each grave has a life story once known,
Stories created as life's seeds were sown.
Some stories live on in family histories,
While others wane into unknown mysteries;
All eventually forgotten as time passes by,
When all those memories grow old and die.

Such a peaceful place of many deep sorrows,
Where the living walk among solemn rows,
Looking for the grave where memories lie,
Sadly mourning until their own final goodbye,
When they too will quietly lie beneath the sky,
As their loved ones mourn for times gone by.


Times Gone By © Belinda Stotler


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The withholding of Crime Scene Photographs by Essex Police




Hello everyone,

As you are all aware, the non-disclosure by Essex police of my complete case files and forensic material has hampered our ability to prove all of the manipulations and the facts which led to my wrongful imprisonment. However, the diligent analysis of the material I have had disclosed, has brought us to the point where I know that the justice system will have to concede that my conviction cannot be sustained. This will happen within months as we have several legal approaches that are currently active as well as the imminent submissions to the CCRC within the next few weeks. I am extremely confident and excited that the truth will out and I will soon be home.

In the meantime, following disclosure by Chelmsford Crown Court of a crime scene image that I had no idea existed at trial, I decided to re-conduct a full investigation and analysis surrounding the disclosure of the case photographs. I very soon came to realise that there are even more undisclosed case negatives than I first thought there were.

In fact it can now be shown that there are 272 case images that my defence team or I have never been allowed to see. What do these images show? It is probable that they showed all of the guns in the house including those belonging to Anthony Pargeter, the telephone I supposedly hid in magazines actually being on a shelf in the office and they will no doubt reveal further proof that Sheila was moved by the police and that her hands and feet were not spotlessly clean as they informed the jury they were.

I have also discovered that Essex Police not only deceived me and my defence team on this issue but also deceived the CCRC .

On 09.10.2002, Mr John MacLeod examined 58 rolls of photographic film. He viewed 429 negative images and reached the conclusion that a total of 249 frames of film had been cut from the 58 rolls of film disclosed to him.

On 01.10.08, Mr Peter Suthurst examined 58 rolls of photographic film. He viewed 416 negative images and he reached the conclusion that 262 frames had been cut from the 58 rolls of film that had been disclosed to him.

In 2011, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) disclosed photographic negatives to photography experts who examined 58 rolls of photographic film. They viewed 406 negative images and reached the conclusion that 272 frames had been cut from the 58 rolls of film disclosed to them.

If Essex Police had disclosed all of the case negatives in existence, why do the numbers of missing images differ? They should be the same. However the CCRC failed to investigate this issue at the time as they were satisfied with Essex Police explanation in 2011 that: i

“It was practice that this portion of clear un-exposed film which had no evidential value was cut off and disposed of at the time, whilst the remainder was sleeved in clear acetate for protection.”
However, we recently discovered a document produced by the 2001/2002 Stokenchurch investigation which stated that: ii

“From Mr Gross 31.10.2001: All the negatives in the enquiry have been well preserved and are retained in original uncut strip form.”

Mr Gross is specific, and very clear that on 31.10.2001 the case photographic negatives were retained “in original uncut strip form.

Therefore, who gave permission for these negative strips that were whole and uncut in 2001, to then be cut up and edited before disclosure to the defence in October 2002, October 2008 and 2011? Why would these images have been removed from the strips if Essex Police had nothing to hide?

It seems clear that Essex Police must have copies of the original uncut strips of negative film and must have copied and edited the new versions prior to the three disclosures otherwise the number of disclosed images would have been identical in each instance.

This is just one of the multitudes of issues that will be referred back to the CCRC in the coming weeks.

So to conclude, whilst we are still to this day uncovering even more evidence concerning the corrupt acts of police officers and individuals involved with my case, the facts remain that my case will be referred to the Court of Appeal shortly, of that I have every confidence.

Jeremy

Watch this video by Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell where he talks about the non-disclosure of case photographs of the crime scene at White House Farm by Essex police and its continued effect on Jeremy's case:



i CCRC Provisional statement of Reasons 2011. PDF, Para 315 to 318. 
ii Stokenchurch Action number 85 dated 06.11.2001 reportedii:

Friday, 23 March 2018

Easter Message from Jeremy: New Beginnings


We always loved this time of year at the farm mum and me, as it was a time of new beginnings. The new growth of plants in the garden, peony, crocus and snowdrop and many more wild varieties out in the hedgerows alongside our fields of crops. 

On our frequent walks together, either mum and I or dad and I, we would have fun picking out all of the new things that had grown, plants that had flowered and birds that were nesting like Jenny Wren’s and Hedge Sparrows. There was also the joy of seeing the baby rabbits hopping about tinged with the knowledge that they would be feasting on our crops if we didn’t keep an eye on them. 

So, Easter has always been about new beginnings, and I feel that this is true for me this year. Chelmsford Crown Court has just made new disclosures and the CPS are due to fulfil their disclosure obligations before the end of March, and a CCRC decision on my case will be requested very soon. 

New beginnings because new truths have finally come to light after years of being buried beneath layer upon layer of nonsense and misinformation. New chicks emerging from their eggs, all just waiting for the right Easter time to emerge. 

I would like to say a big thank you to all those new people who have pushed our team along that little bit further. The big question is, are we there yet? I think we very nearly are. 


Happy Easter 
Jeremy

Friday, 12 January 2018

Jeremy's 33rd Birthday in Prison as an innocent man




Another birthday has almost arrived, my 33rd in prison, all because Essex Police, the Forensic Science Service (as once was) and many others chose the non-disclosure of thousands of pieces of case evidence in order to mount a prosecution for murder against me. But, it’s my birthday so I’m not going to talk any more about that here today. You will know that I absolutely love bite sized nuggets of wisdom. 

During the last year friends have sent to me a large number of these wise words and so I thought I would share a few with you.

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Chinese proverb

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius

A great one from Mark Twain:
“Courage is not the absence of fear, it is acting in spite of it.”

And appropriately with the non-disclosure of the case evidence issues with some quotes from Arthur Conan Doyle/Sherlock Holmes:
“It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has all the data.”

Which connects well to:
“When you have eliminated all of the possibilities, the remaining, however improbable must be the truth.”

Which then connects well to:
“It must be confessed that circumstantial evidence can never be absolutely convincing, and that it is only the critical student of such cases who realises how often a damning chain of evidence may, by some slight change, be made to bear an entirely different interpretation.”

This year I am hoping for the best birthday present ever, confirmation from my legal team that we now have more than enough evidence for a successful appeal court hearing. Thank you for being patient over the last year, we have all worked really, really hard as a team to uncover brand new evidence. The final pieces of the jigsaw fell into place just a week before Christmas, which brought a smile to my face.

Now I can relax a little and my New Year’s resolution is to respond to all of the letters that I am sent as quickly as possible within days not weeks or months.

Thank you again

Jeremy.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Jeremy's Christmas and New Year Blog


Back in 1985 and every year since I could never have imagined that I would be spending my 33rd Christmas and New Year in jail convicted of crimes I am completely innocent of committing. The last year has however been an extremely productive and exciting one and I know that my freedom is now assured without question.

2017 saw massive and frequent developments in my case that reveal the whole of the truth of what happened and who was involved in my wrongful conviction. All their wicked acts of corruption and criminal activities that have been at the core of the case have now been uncovered and will soon be exposed at my forthcoming appeal.

During these 12 months by continuing to meticulously work through the disclosed material we have uncovered so much brand new evidence that completely blows the case out of the water. It has been hard work but at last we have the concrete evidence that binds everything together. The truth is even more shocking than I ever could have envisaged and it will all be in the public domain in the near future and on the desks of the Criminal Case Review Commission in the coming weeks.

The forensic reports my campaign team have obtained in the last 12 months are revealing and will make up part of the new submissions. I would like to thank all of the current scientists who are involved with evaluating the evidence and compiling the reports and for dedicating so much of their time to exposing the truth. I wish to extend special thanks to the experts who have and are working at cost or on a pro bono basis.

The disclosure issues are a factor which myself, my campaign team and our legal team are working tirelessly on. We will try every means possible to force Essex Police to comply with the court orders. Had you or I ignored court orders we would be in contempt and it amazes us all how Essex Police think they are above the law.  The recent case of the non- disclosure in the case of student Liam Allan  almost saw another miscarriage of justice case happen had it not been for the intervention of the Prosecution QC. Non-disclosure is key to so many wrongful convictions and we should fight to ensure that documents, which aid the defence, cannot be hidden any longer and reforms to the process are made as soon as possible. We will not stop our fight for the material until every piece of case paperwork has been disclosed and it excites me to think what other evidence of my innocence will emerge once we have access to everything.

I would like to thank my campaign team for their work in the last year not only on disclosure but in their quest to bring attention to the injustice of my case and for their dogged determination to see the truth gets into the public domain. Whether this be on web site pages, by daily tweeting, production of videos or by means of radio broadcasts and public appearances, they all work so very hard and I want to extend my thanks as always to them.

I would also like to thank all of the patrons and supporters who are always available to offer their help and to all of the kind people who have sent me their supportive messages throughout the year and have made donations for administration and forensic costs. Your generosity and kindness is truly appreciated and not only will help to see my freedom secured it is heart-warming that so many people care about the injustice I have to endure.

So as we stand on the dawn of a new year I will be excited to greet 2018 as I know that this will unquestionably be the year that I will achieve justice at long last. The submissions to the CCRC will occur early in the New Year and then we just have to be a little more patient while they absorb and act on the wealth of exculpatory evidence they are being presented with.  I will be home and I know I will see you all very soon.

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Jeremy

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