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In a sleepy, suburban village in middle-England, a young girl goes missing; Lynda Mann. This beautiful girl’s murder would go unsolved for many years….until a local Doctor made a mistake in an experiment he was conducting….

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Sources:

• https://essaygraph.com/essay/the-forensic-files-of-colin-pitchfork-essay-17054
• https://sites.ualberta.ca/~pletendr/tm-modules/abo/70abo-abhags.html
• https://www.yourgenome.org/stories/the-eureka-moment-that-revolutionised-crime-solving
• https://sites.google.com/site/audreycahillforensicscience/case-study—colin-pitchork
• https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2000/jul/25/guardiananalysispage
• https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/child-killer-colin-pitchfork-will-4395249
• https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/child-rapist-murderer-who-first-21446960
• https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4901652/colin-pitchfork-murder-lynda-mann-dawn-ashworth/
• Documentary: Code of a Killer

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No little ears, please. Listener discretion is advised now onto the show. Today’s story takes us to Nobre a village on the outskirts of Leicester in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom. It was a quiet, suburban, almost rural setting, the perfect place to raise a family. It was safe, friendly, where everyone knew each other and people could leave. Their doors are locked and let their children play outside.

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For a really Lynda mom was a 15 year old school girl. She was bright, loved school, fashion and makeup, and she had a lot of friends. She used to babysit for a local families as a way to earn pocket money, to buy a record and makeup on the 21st of November, 1983, Lynda left home to babysit one of the local families. Her parents had gone out for the night and Linda’s two sisters where at home waiting for Lynda to return home from babysitting. But as the time came for Linda’s return past and the hours continue to take by.

(2m 5s):
There was no sign of Lynda. Her parents returned home and on realizing that she had not come home, they began to come in the neighborhood, looking for her, calling out to her as they went. They are shouts gone that the attention of other villages whom joined the family in their search for Lynda, but by 10:00 PM, there was still no sign of her. And so the family contacted the authorities. Little. Did anyone know at this conjuncture that Linda’s disappearance would go on to have horrific devastating consequences for not one but two local families of this quiet, rural sleepy meeting in the area.

(2m 52s):
And it would be the catalyst that would change the way criminal investigation is conducted today across the world. This is the dark side and I am your host SUSE. So what happened to Lynda? Where was she on why to the disappearance of this lovely school girl go on to have such global ramifications? Hmm. Let’s find out Then demand had been reported missing by her parents the previous evening. That was fairly late at night. I think after 10 o’clock when they reported it.

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And the search was made as much as possible bearing in mind that it was dark and nobody was about anywhere. So there was a very few inquires that they could make. David Baker, detective chief superintendent with Lester constabulary was assigned as head of the case. And he had arrived at the scene to conduct an extensive search of the village and the surrounding woods. But as we just had, it was too dark on the night of the original search. And so there was here in the next day and it wasn’t long before they stumbled across a gruesome scene. The deceased body of Lynda Mann, she was found in the woods, just beside the pathway called the black pad.

(4m 21s):
The black pad was the local name for a small narrow pathway that ran through the woods and connected to residential areas in the village. It was a popular shortcut. And one that Lynda had, you used many times after leaving the house where she had been babysitting, she had used the shortcut to reach home, but on this night she never made it home. She was found just 300 feet, 90 meters from her house. When the police arrived at Linda’s parents’ house, cath Eastwood, Linda’s mom break down. She knew why they were there.

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Her baby girl was dead. The family would devastated news of Linda’s death sent shock waves through the entire community. There was an immediate public outcry and this one’s friendly Crime Free village suddenly became gripped with fear. Doors were locked. Children were kept in after Dark and parents forbade their children to take the black Pat short-cut a post-mortem was conducted and it revealed that Linda had been strangled and raped. She was 15 seaman was found on the lender’s underwear and clothes, which was sent for testing.

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However, at the time in 1983, the only information that could be ascertained from forensics was that the assailant was a group EISA Greta as a greeter is when or she secretes their blood group antigens into the body fluids such as saliva, mucus seaman. Whereas on the other hand, a non-sequitur does not being a group AC greeter attributed the attacker to only 12.9% of the male population in the UK, which meant the police only needed to check 7.2 million men.

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Her, the police began door to door inquiries, and frequently used the media to keep the case in the public’s focus. But there were very few leads coming in. Simply there had been no witnesses. The crime had taken place after dark in a secluded wooded area. No one had seen anything. The police were getting frustrated because without a witness, they had little else to go on. Other than the perpetrator was a male. And wasn’t a member of 12.9% of the UK male population in the village of Nobre. However speculation was rising about the perpetrator black pad and the village itself was located close to Carleton Hayes, mental institution, a psychiatric hospital, and many believe that the culprit had been an escaped patient.

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Police followed this lead, but no patient had been missing from the hospital on the night of the attack. What the police did realize was that whomever killed hinder knew the area. Well, the black pad was a, short-cut only known to the locals and it would have been harder to stumble across to the non-natives of the area. The police expanded their search to other villages, close to Nobre, including Whetstone little thought and end to be. But this yielded no results. And with no new witnesses and very little evidence, the Killer remained at large and the investigation was stalling.

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If it was frustrating, but there was no inflammation coming in. And there’s very little that we can do, except just try and keep the inquiry alive. He is in the media Inevitably, and to Linda’s family’s great dismay the investigation we’re on down all together. The police didn’t close a case, but unless a new witness came forward or evidence was found, their investigation had dried up over the following years. Linda’s family slowly tried to rebuild their lives. And the local villages gradually went back to being communities that allow their children out after dark and get their doors open because surely lightning didn’t strike twice.

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Certainly not in such a quiet, rural, friendly, safe area, Elisa this morning and stepping up in their search for a missing school girl, a 15 year old Dawn Asher. If he went missing two days ago in the listenership village, you have to be earlier. Police said they were extremely concerned to the safety of dog and repeating for any information that may lead to a secretary On the 31st of July, 1986, four years after Linda’s murder, 15 year old daughter, Ashworth had been walking from her village end to be to visit a friend in Nobre, just a mile away. It was an early summer evening and the weather was balmy.

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So Don was wearing a skirt of laurels under a light jacket. Don attended the same school. This is Linda had a lot of worth grammar like Lynda Dawn, like clothes and fashion. And she was also very artistic. I’d love to draw and paint. And she was known as a sensible girl. Dusk was just starting to settle as she crossed through a wooded area to reach the village. When Dawn didn’t arrive home that evening, and it was confirmed that she had never arrived at her friend’s house in Nobre Dawn’s parents, frantic with worry and immediately contacted the police.

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David Baker. The investigator had been in charge of Lynda man’s case. Also took charge of Dawn’s investigation and immediately galvanized all resources available to him, to search every inch of end to be and Nobre for the missing teenager. The Lynda Mann case had always weighed heavily on him that he’d been unable to solve the case. And he found to Dawn’s parents that he would do all he could to find their daughter. But after 36 hours of searching, there was still no sign of Dawn and the shop community help their breath in hope. This was a good sign, but when the search moved into day two, The body is discovered this morning by the police.

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And then to be who has been identified as that of missing school girl, DOR Nash with a 15 year old Dawn went missing two days ago after failing to return from a friend’s house, some are already linking her murder with that have Lynda Mann for years ago, If they didn’t believe it before the police. Now he did think that not only was the killer a local person, but also the similarities between the murder of Dawn Ashworth and Lynda Mann for years earlier were to like not to be connected. Not only did the heinous acts the car in the same vicinity, but the emo had been the same 15 year old girls, Dark head walking alone in a wooded areas after Dark, both brutally raped and then strangled using their own clothing.

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In addition, they say Lynda had left semen on Dawn’s underwear and yep. You guessed it. It was from a group, a greeter, the exact same type as Linda’s murderer. The police began to consider that they may have a serial killer on their hands. One whom if they didn’t catch soon may take the life of somebody else. The two villages of Nobre and end to be were paralyzed with fear and were demanding justice. And rightly so, galvanized the police widen the search and intensify daughter or inquiries on the local communities of Nobre, an end to be assisted the police wherever they could eager also to catch the perpetrator and return.

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There are neighborhoods to save communities. Once again, the police put out daily bulletins in the media to help garner more attention. And this paid off a lady having seen the news about Dawn’s murder, contacted the police. She had been driving along with the Lester to Coventry road and they are not opera on the 31st of July. She’d seen a man on a motorbike coming out of the wooded area, the area where Dawn had been found. Finally, the police had a lead. Once the police released this information to the media, several more witnesses came forward.

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They’d seen the same man on the same bike, in the same location on other evenings, driving up and down the pathway, the wooded areas. And this is when the police realized that they too had seen this mom when they had been searching in the woods for Dawn, a man on a bike would approach them and ask what they were doing when they explained they were looking for a missing girl. The man had said, I need you are looking in the wrong place Before the police had a chance to question him the man sped off on his motorbike.

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However, given the small nature of the communities and the multiple witnesses, it wasn’t long before the police identified and located the Mann and brought him in for questioning. The Mann was called Richard Buckland. He was 17 and he worked as a kitchen Porter at the local psychiatric hospital. The very one when Nobre residents had believed that Lynda Mann Killer had escaped from no one considered that the perpetrator might not have been a patient at the facility, but in stead an employee, whilst Buckland was being questioned, his body fluids were tested.

(14m 46s):
He was a group, a sick Rita, the very found on Lynda and Dawn’s clothing. He also did not have an alibi for the time and date that Dawn went missing. The police knew they have them and now they just needed a confession. Bucklin was interviewed extensively over several days with the little respites it in between. And finally, on the third day, Bucklin broke down unconfessed to Dawn’s murder. He had come across stone, walking in the woods when he was riding his motorbike, he had started talking to her and then he asked her for sex.

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When she declined, he jumped on her, pushing her to the ground and he forced himself on her, but she was making so much noise that he needed to shut her up before a house of fear attracted attention. And so he raped her and he killed her. When he was done. He covered her body with light brush. They had him not only did he have the correct blood group and he was as a greeter, but Brooklyn had confessed. And the details of his confession were very similar to Dawn’s postmortem results and the condition they found the body, the case was closed.

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And the perpetrator was behind bars. Oh, waiting a very lengthy sentence. Hallelujah and amen. So by now, we should be coming to the end of this episode, the communities of, and to be a Navara can breathe a sigh of relief and sleep easier at night. And the families of Dawn and Lynda will finally have justice for their daughters. But if you look at the timer on the episode, you will see that we still have quite some time to go. The reason for this well cracks started to appear in the case against Buckland, whilst Buckland had admitted to the murder of Dawn, no matter how much persuasion or coercion the police pressed upon Blackland, he just would not admit to the murder of Lynda Mann, but the police absolutely knew the two cases were perpetrated by the same person from their forensic evidence and knowledge of crime scenes.

(17m 23s):
There was absolutely no doubt that both Murders where the work of one sick individual, but Backlund categorically refuse to confess to Linda’s murder and to add for the contention, there was Buckland’s confession Current to the grind I forced, she went and did. She kept him pushing me away to me to get an offer. I grabbed a, a pull down to the transit. She wouldn’t stop shot. And then, and so I hit it your own. For those of you who may not have picked up the anomalies.

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I mentioned earlier that Dawn was wearing a skirt on the nights she was killed as he was a balmy summer’s evening. Parkland refers to pulling down her trousers. Also Dawn died in the same manner that Lynda did strangulation, but in his confession Buckland set that he hit her over the head to shut her up. Now, the dune nor Linda had a headwind to complicate matters. Buckland had learning difficulties and was susceptible to coercion. Chief investigator David Baker realized that he was about to go to trial with a case so vulnerable that he was either going to convict an innocent man or potentially put a guilty man back into the community.

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He needed more evidence, solid evidence one way or another. It just so happened that chief investigator David Baker, like to read the newspaper and he recalled reading an article in the Lester mercury about a geneticist at the local Leicester university, one Doctor Alec Jeffreys, whom he had made a remarkable and quite accidental discovery during a failed experiment to study the way in which inherited illnesses passed through families. Alec had started by examining the DNA sequence found in the myoglobin genes of seals.

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Myoglobin is an oxygen binding protein found in muscle tissue. It is essential to diving mammals like seals and whales that need to swim to great depths in order to feed the myoglobin, enables them to hold oxygen in their body’s for long periods of time. Mice have the myoglobin gene. And so do we, within the DNA sequence of the seal, my globin gene are identified a repeating sequence or a Stutter. He realized that these stutters were, you need to each individual seal and therefore could be used to distinguish one seal from another or one person from another.

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It wasn’t long before Alec Jeffreys realized they are each living entity on the planet had their own unique Stutter in the genetic makeup or a Stutter that identified them beyond any doubt and short Alec Jeffreys had just discovered DNA fingerprinting. The article that David Baker read was about how Alec Jeffreys had applied this new science to assisting with immigration cases whereby children were being denied British citizenship, as authorities did not believe they were the natural offspring of the nationalized parents. In each case, Jeffery’s was able to irrefutably evidence that the children where the natural offspring using DNA fingerprinting David Baker remembered this article.

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Well, if it could work to show a familial pattern, could it work to identify a perpetrator Baker contacted Jeffrey is to see if he could help them. Oh, he knew it was a long shot. This was a completely new and not widely known about are tested science that they can, You, he could not progress for the trial against Buckland without a concrete evidence. And this seems like the only way he was going to get it. So he contacted Jeffery’s Baker was looking for Jeffrey is to identify one person as the assailant instead of a percentage of the population.

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However, for Jeffries, yeah. This presented a bit of a problem. My initial reaction was, well, yes for a try, but don’t hold out too much hope nobody is ever attempted this sort of analysis on relative, the old real forensic casework. You see all the tests that Jeffery’s had conducted thus far had been on blood, taken from live people in a recent timeframe. Baker was asking is to test samples that were up to four years old, possibly corroded, and most likely not stored well enough to maintain the integrity of the samples, but he agreed to give it a go.

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He carried out tests on Buckland’s blood. I don’t see him and taken from the dead girl’s clothing. He worked through the night to finish the work when he took the film from the developing tank. Well, even he was shocked. He took his findings to Baker and the results. Yeah. They were a massive blow up to him on the taskforce. The DNA results for the perpetrator did not match Richard Buckland at all, but the results did prove something that Baker had been convinced of all along. A lot of what we do know is that it was indeed the same Mann right in the magic both.

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Go ahead. So Buckland had clearly given a false confession, his DNA did not match that are at the assailant. He was released from detainment immediately, but now with the police would back to square one. And the only thing they absolutely knew from Jeffrey’s findings was that the same man, he had killed both girls’ the following month. The detectives decided that the technology that had exonerated Buckland should be used to try and catch the Killer. They knew the killer was a local man. So they decided to screen the DNA of the entire male population of, and to be a Nobre.

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Therefor, by process of elimination, the perpetrator would be Cold letters were sent to every male age between 18 and 34, who had lived in Nobre, an end to be in recent years, asking them to agree, to give a blood sample. Two testing centers were opened one in a local school and one in a council office. And there were two testing sessions, morning and evening, three days a week, each month was expected to bring proof of identity such as their passport or a driver’s license. The world’s first. It ain’t meant to sound the way the thousands of men from the villages of Nobre, a little fault. And I have to be at this.

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Week’s been attending voluntary. Materra seven at the time to catch the Killer of the two of us dishes, school girls. Did you have any doubts about coming tonight and its own? I think the, the person who is in my house, It was a voluntary scheme. I’m most of the men in the villages came forward without issues. In fact, the whole community galvanized behind the operation, all the hopes with a pen to this new science to catch the Killer amongst them, a few men did decline citing that they didn’t like needles or saying they didn’t like police officers, but most of these men soon changed their minds. When they came under scrutiny from both the police and the local communities.

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By the end of the month, around 1000 men had volunteered to give samples and the forensic science laboratories that we’re conducting the tests was struggling to keep up, but still the police did not have a suspect of the eight months, 5,511 men had given blood samples, but there was still no match. Police was struggling to keep the case open and public enthusiasm for this new Frankel. Science was rapidly waning. What had been promised to them as a catch all approach was turning into a catch a nun scenario.

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So the police decided to cast that net wider and they put out a national appeal that any male that had left or work in the area in the last five years to come forward, a few did, but the police knew that someone, anyone out there have to know something. And it was only a matter of time before that person would say something, whether intentionally or inadvertently it to someone else, are we, as people who are not equipped for keeping such a monumental secrets to ourselves, especially when so much media attention and pressure was being gone in both nationally and internationally regarding the use of this new scientific method in a criminal investigation.

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So all they had to do was wait in August, 1987, almost a year after Dawn had been killed in Kelly had been out for a drink at the local pub with some of his work colleagues. He was particularly attracted to one of the female colleagues and was hoping to use this opportunity to impress her. But what he told her that night had an alternate reaction. They were talking about work colleagues at the bakery with it all worked. When the female coworker brought up the name of calling Pitchfork, all the women in the group, recoiled, Colin was known throughout the factory for being well, a bit of a Cree.

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He was always trying to chat up the women and making suggestive comments and attempted failed and repellent forms of flattering. He was definitely known as the one to avoid as the females were denouncing Pitchfork in Cali, piped up wanting to be part of the conversation, hopeful to get his female colleagues attention. I’m your friend said, she went to him. He said, well, you asked me to took a blood test and not to him. And I said to that test put a box to three seconds to a conversation, went quiet. And that was the end of it. And then if somebody turned around and said you had, or did you realize what you’ve said?

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And I probably would have been, what do you mean? I probably would have really lost a lot. Kelly went on to explain to the group that Pitchfork would ask for this favor because he had already taken a test for a friend who had a conviction for indecent exposure when he was younger. If he took the test twice a Pitchfork and his friend would be caught by the police at first, Kelly hadn’t wanted to take the test for him, but Pitchfork was persuasive and relentless and bullying in his approach towards Kelly. And unfortunately Kelly was not, well, let’s say over high intelligence capacity and pitchforks soon wore him down with his coercive tactics, disgusted and aghast, the female colleague ponded over what to do with this information every day at work, she faced both Kelly and Pitchfork.

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Whenever she saw them, she recoiled her skin, literally crawling at being in close proximity to them, both she tossed and turned at night and eventually, hello Was that the police Murders, I don’t want to bother you. It’s probably just nothing. It wasn’t nothing. It was something and something quite big. In fact, it was the break that they have been waiting for. The police immediately took In Kelly in for questioning. And while he wasted no time in getting this heavy secretive load off his chest, he told them how Pitchfork had badgered him for weeks to take the test for him even becoming aggressive with him.

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And in the end, Kelly had given In Pitchfork, had to take the test on the 27th of August and he spent weeks doctoring his passport so that it would pass for Kelly using the steam from an iron and a towel to prevent burning. He slowly removed the plastic seal in the passport. He then replaced his photo with one that he had forced Kelly to take in a booth using a drone. Again, with this time also using a transparent adhesive clue. He restrained the plastic seal on the passport. How on earth does a Baker working at a factory?

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No. How to Doctor passports? Well, he didn’t, but what he did know from his intricate work with icing and pastries, it was how to take his time work methodically and how to create very complicated designs, all required skills for a bakery and a forgery O and if anyone is considering at this point on doctoring their own passport in a similar fashion, yeah, this all happened in 1987. Trust me technology in passport design has moved on greatly. And the method that Pitchfork used would only serve to melt your passport today.

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Not that I know from experience, of course, finally, finally, after all these years, the police had a breakthrough in the case they had a name, but did it match the DNA profile that Doctor Alec Jeffreys had an earth given Kelly’s confession. The police had enough information to be able to arrest Pitchfork on suspected rape and murder. And so on the 19th of September, 1987, the police arrested 27 year old Pitchfork at his home. He gave no resistance on confessed almost immediately upon his detainment to his Crimes.

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Oh, and when they tested his blood, his Stutter was a perfect match with that found on the Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth’s clothing. So just who is calling Pitchfork and why, how did he raped and murdered two innocent beautiful girls call him Pitchfork. I was born in March, 1960. He was one of three children and grew up in the village of Newbold burden in Leicestershire Pitchfork attended market boss with high school. And for all intents and purpose, he was a very normal loving child and displayed, not outwardly signs, have a deviant behavior wel to his family, or at least he left school in 1976 and became a Baker at Hampshire bakery in Leicester.

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He continued to work there until he was arrested in 1987, in 1981, Colin married social worker, Carol, whom he had met whilst doing voluntary work in a children’s home for them while they clearly didn’t do a background in testing in the 1980s, the couple lived in Leicester and went onto her two children or seemingly normal, or was it, it actually transpired joined Pitchfork’s investigation that he had a string of exposure convictions going back many years.

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He was renowned in the local area for being a bit well disturbing. He took every opportunity available to him to chat up and flirt with women and thought nothing of inappropriately touching women. He knew as he would pass them by before the murder of Lynda Mann in 1983, Pitchfork had been convicted of several counts of indecent exposure. Hmm. There we go. There’s early signs of divergent behavior. Furthermore, in February, 1979, Pitchfork indecently assaulted a teenage girl.

(34m 46s):
Unfortunately he was not convicted afterwards. Amazingly his wife Carol knew nothing of his past indiscretions and troubled behavior towards women. Hmm Hmm. Pitchfork was brought to trial for his crimes on the 22nd of January, 1988 at Lester crown court. Fortunately the deplorable dung, he pleaded guilty, thus sparing Lynda in Dawn’s family or a trial. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for the two Murders, which is 30 years. He was also sentenced to 10 years from the two rapes and three years for the two indecent assaults.

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And he was also given three years for the conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. I II by to give a DNA sample, Ian Kelley, the colleague who gave a blood sample and said a Pitchfork who was given a suspended sentence of 18 months. So that’s it. The appellate court has been locked up for life behind paths, never to know or tastes freedom. Again, I can, or will he know in the day the UK and maximum life sentence is 30 years. And always at the end of the prison term, the prisoner has the right to petition for parole.

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We do not do life sentences without parole. As there is a belief that all offenders can be rehabilitated through pennants of serving their term support to rehabilitate into society and some therapy. I used that term rather lightly, as it tends to be intermittent within the prison system. There has been much debate about this in the UK, especially with regards to Peter files as a Ms. Green Z is usually born, have a deviant psychological disorder. Some people argue that the psychological disorders of this magnitude are seldom solved with penance support.

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There are a B or pill’s. The aberration is to inherit it to their make-up to be resolved with conventional methods of the day P in short, they will not change. However, in my research, I found that a range of international studies have put re-offending rates for sex offenders, including Peter files at between 15% and 43% over the course of their lives after release. When you compare this to the overarching study of all reoffenders, which shows that 75% of ex inmates re-offend within nine years of release and 39% within the first 12 months, well re-offend rate or recidivism rate is actually somewhat lower for Peter files and sex offenders by comparison.

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Now, please do not think I am supporting or in any way defending pay the vials and sex offenders. I am not. I am merely relaying statistics and it links to these will be posted in the show notes, but the facts do seem to point to a low recidivism rate amongst this group of offenders. Now, despite the low re-offending rates, I personally don’t want any of them back on the streets, living in our neighborhoods, did you 2009, the putrid Pitchfork actually had the audacity to appeal his sentence, requesting a reduced term to a court of appeal.

(38m 36s):
There wasn’t a cat in hell’s chance. Any caught in the kingdom would grant such a low some piece of fecal, matter of a reprieve on his sentence, would they, I couldn’t make it to you to the child Killer house. What is a big deal to have his sentence Cults only the Pitchfork to, to school goals. He loves to shop in the 1980s, stay at the high court or in London. His sentence was when he has to put a 14 to 2018 hours on the grounds that he had exceptional progress. Unbelievable that rectal discharge would now be eligible for parole in 2016.

(39m 19s):
Needless to say, the villages have Nobre an end to be were well outraged. And the families of Lynda and Dawn will, they are devastated with the news. It reopened the wounds of two decades prior, and they honestly felt that his life was now more important than their daughters. Okay. I’ll just go ahead. However, Pitchfork’s lawyers had argued that he had never been placed on report whilst in prison and had made exceptional progress whilst incarcerated.

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He had developed a technique to transcribe music and to braille and his work had been used internationally. Okay. So he’s made progress contributed to the better understanding of music for the hearing impaired. Apparently he even had artwork displayed at the Royal festival hall in April of 2009, which sparked outrage. And so the exhibit was soon removed, but no matter how talented he may be and how much he may have given back, the fact is that the man raped and killed two young girls for his own sick pleasure.

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Whilst the re-offending rate amongst his criminal group is marginally lower. It will take more than a bit of art work to convince me that he should have a reduced sentence, but apparently that is not how the court of appeals or it and his sentence was reduced. So now this means that the reprobate could be free from prison as early as 2016. However, it wasn’t until 2017, that Pitchfork went up against the parole board and he was confident that he would win his parole. He had been a model inmate after all, and the parole board denied him, citing that he was still a danger to the public.

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Wow, hallelujah and amen. But because of pitchforks, supposedly exemplary behavior, he was moved to an open prison in 2017 justice year 2020 Pitchfork has applied to the parole board again for a release. He is now spent 32 years behind bars, and he has told friends and family that this time he really, really is confident that he’ll be released due to his open prisoner status.

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Pitchfork has been allowed day outings from HMP lay here in Gloucestershire. He has been spotted browsing the shops on the high streets. He looks very different. Now prison has definitely aged him and not in a good way was still awaiting in the news as to whether a Pitchfork will be fully paroled. But in the horrible event that he is here is my public service announcement to any Britain’s out there. He is now 59 years old, portly gray beard, gray hair, and has heavy eyelids. He goes by the name of David now, and I’ve put a picture on my Facebook group so you can recognize him.

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So that is the horrible, gruesome story of Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth taken way too soon by a repulsive file. Noxious specimen of a human being. Needless to say the capture and conviction of Colin Pitchfork sent shock waves through the justice and criminal investigation world, a new science that could pinpoint people with near 100% accuracy just based on their blood. It was unheard of unprecedented, but it had arrived.

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