Saturday, July 28, 2012

Richard Munro (Former Police Inspector): Jailed for fixing the time of death: BBC News.

A former policeman has been jailed for five years for withholding evidence from prosecutors while investigating a murder in Fife 17 years ago. Richard Munro, 53, was found guilty last month of attempting to defeat the ends of justice, after a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh. As a detective inspector he led the investigation into the killing of Andrew Forsyth in Dunfermline in 1995. Steven Johnston and Billy Allison were jailed for murder then later acquitted.........At the time, two suspects emerged, Mr Johnston and Mr Allison who had been involved in a fight with Mr Forsyth on Friday 3 November, but claimed to have left him alive and well. Mr Forsyth's body was found six days later, and prosecutors hung their case on the murder having been carried out on the Friday. But it emerged crucial evidence was suppressed by Munro and kept hidden from both the crown and the defence."

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The Court decision freeing the two men convicted because of Munro's obstruction of justice can be found at:


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