Recent content by OrlandoJames

  1. O

    UK - Lin, 45, & Megan Russell, 6, Chillenden, Kent, 9 July 1996

    Sure, but if a witness who almost certainly saw the murderer driving away insists it was Bellfield that she saw, does that not have some weight?
  2. O

    UK - Lin, 45, & Megan Russell, 6, Chillenden, Kent, 9 July 1996

    Yes - she described the attacker as being a similar height to her father - Shaun Russell is 6ft and Bellfield is 6'1", whereas Stone is 5'7". She described him as having a podgy face (which matched the eye witness decriptions of the man seen driving away at speed) - Bellfield had a podgy face...
  3. O

    UK - Lin, 45, & Megan Russell, 6, Chillenden, Kent, 9 July 1996

    So two different stories over the weekend. First, two witnesses come forward. The first is a woman who is certain she saw Bellfield driving away from the scene just after the murders. She's previously come forward to identify Bellfield and even picked him out in a virtual suspect parade, and...
  4. O

    UK - Lin, 45, & Megan Russell, 6, Chillenden, Kent, 9 July 1996

    He had a VERY strange relationship with his mother... 'She wiped his backside': Levi Bellfield's bizarre relationship with his mother revealed | Daily Mail Online
  5. O

    UK - Lin, 45, & Megan Russell, 6, Chillenden, Kent, 9 July 1996

    It may be that Bellfield fears the bootlace will have his DNA on it and has concluded that by admitting the crime now he has more control over the situation than if he's snared by the evidence. Another small detail that I find interesting: Michael Stone is housed on the main wing at Durham's...
  6. O

    UK - Lin, 45, & Megan Russell, 6, Chillenden, Kent, 9 July 1996

    I've often wondered about Jo Collings' 'alibi' for Bellfield. As you say, she's happily given evidence against him for other crimes so would seem very unlikely to provide a false alibi for this one. But it is common for people to celebrate their birthdays on days close to, but not on, their...
  7. O

    UK - Lin, 45, & Megan Russell, 6, Chillenden, Kent, 9 July 1996

    The thing that has always astonished me about this case is the credibility attached to Daley's evidence. While Michael Stone was in prison he asked to be put into solitary confinement because he felt that other prisoners were trying to trick him into saying something to incriminate himself. Yet...
  8. O

    UK UK - Andrew Gosden, 14, Doncaster, South Yorks, 14 Sep 2007 #2

    Because in addition to having zero presence online, he was never observed using computers in the school or at the local library, and he showed no interest in doing so at home. I've never come across a case of online grooming in which the victim left no online footprint and was never observed to...
  9. O

    UK UK - Andrew Gosden, 14, Doncaster, South Yorks, 14 Sep 2007 #2

    He withdrew £200 - not all the money in his account, but a decent amount. He took his PSP but not the charger. It makes me wonder whether he planned to go to London, stay in a B&B or youth hostel, and head home after a day or so. If he was asking around for cheap accommodation and visiting seedy...
  10. O

    UK UK - Andrew Gosden, 14, Doncaster, South Yorks, 14 Sep 2007 #2

    It isn't just about the lack of data, though. If he regularly frequented a local library, he would have been seen there. He'd also very likely have had to book slots on a computer and paid for them. Yet there is simply no evidence of him ever doing any of this. Andrew was very much a homebody -...
  11. O

    UK UK - Andrew Gosden, 14, Doncaster, South Yorks, 14 Sep 2007 #2

    Yes - the police checked every single location where Andrew could have accessed the internet and there was no evidence whatsoever of him doing so. Likewise there is no anecdotal evidence from his friends or library staff to suggest he went to the library to go online. People seem obsessed with...
  12. O

    UK UK - Andrew Gosden, 14, Doncaster, South Yorks, 14 Sep 2007 #2

    Sony confirmed that his PSP had not been used to access the internet. His family apparently only purchased their first PC a few months before Andrew disappeared and that was a laptop for his sister, which Andrew never used. The school's computers were all examined and no evidence was found of...
  13. O

    UK UK - Andrew Gosden, 14, Doncaster, South Yorks, 14 Sep 2007 #2

    Seems plausible, though presumably the police would easily be able to track usage if he'd had a contract phone. Can the police trace calls on pay-as-you-go phones? I'm not sure...
Top