View Full Version : Nicola Payne investigation: Trio re-bailed again

01-05-2014, 08:31 PM
This case seems no closer to being solved, though: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-27238406

01-05-2014, 08:39 PM
I believe that the truth is known, but proving it is rather difficult. Hence the prolonged arrests and bail...

25-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Link (http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/trio-re-bailed-again-over-nicola-8172643)

Emotive as this case is, surely 11 months on bail isn't on?

Either plod have the evidence, or they don't.

I'm no human rights advocate, but I really think this is an abuse of power.

25-11-2014, 04:53 PM
Looks like the law society might be in agreement with me

BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22624648)

25-11-2014, 06:10 PM
It seems to be the way things have gone over recent years - starting with control orders, then TPIMS, and now the police putting people on permanent bail or using the civil law route.
'Police State Creep' might be a useful phrase.

25-11-2014, 06:57 PM
'Police State Creep'

That sums it up quite well!

25-11-2014, 08:56 PM
But, of course, if we've done nothing wrong, we have nothing to fear.

27-01-2015, 06:19 PM
2 people have been charged, and a woman has been arrested in connection with the murder: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-31006969

27-01-2015, 09:46 PM
I await the court case with interest...

28-01-2015, 05:18 PM
This whole thing looks live it could drag on for a lot longer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-31020569

28-01-2015, 06:24 PM
Yes, the legal process can be slow. My only hope is that a 'fair' trial happens and that those accused are not 'tried by media' as has happened in other cases.

If the accused are genuinely guilty, I trust they will get a stiff penalty; but we cannot allow scapegoats just to appease 'the system'.

I also hope (if the defendants are guilty) that the parents are finally allowed closure.

25-04-2015, 07:28 AM
A lake at Coombe Abbey's being searched as part of the case: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-32445204

17-11-2015, 08:21 PM
2 men charged with Nicola's murder found not guilty. Sadly, this may become just another unsolved case: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-34843374

17-11-2015, 09:42 PM
Having followed the case, I can't say I'm surprised at the verdict at all. In my honest opinion there was never a realistic chance of conviction from what I read. (Others have commented the same.) I really can't understand how the CPS decided they had sufficient evidence.

Sadly, this can't have helped the family at all. They had their expectations raised only to be cruelly dashed.