PRESS & MEDIA 2019

 
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I’ve spent three years tracing original witnesses from the time, and there is compelling evidence that has convinced me the infamous house viewing appointment at 12.45pm on 28th July 1986 at Shorrolds Road, never took place.

Suzy didn’t have the keys with her as she never intended on conducting the viewing at Shorrolds Road. The estate agency had one set of keys to the property and these were recovered from the office by the police.
— David Videcette speaking to The Telegraph
 

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David Videcette, a former Scotland Yard detective, who has spent three years investigating the case, says the entire police investigation was flawed because the house appointment never happened and the decision to focus on ‘Mr Kipper’ resulted in crucial evidence being missed.
 
 

 
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Former detective Mr Videcette, who has spent three years investigating the case, believes Suzy Lamplugh never actually visited Shorrolds Road. He is convinced Miss Lamplugh faked the appointment to leave the office to go on a personal errand.
 

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Mr Videcette believes that the cornerstone of the investigation - the appointent with a ‘Mr Kipper’ - never actually took place.

Mr Videcette, who is presenting his findings to Scotland Yard this week, believes the lack of evidence around a second set of keys suggests that Ms Lamplugh never actually accessed the property.
He is convinced that a sighting of Ms Lamplugh with another man at the time of the appointment was not necessarily the same woman.

He says the nephew of the now dead witness, Harry Riglin, said he was never really sure it was the right person.

Although nobody was ever found guilty, Mr Videcette believes the investigation was so focused on John Cannan that ‘something vital was missed’.
 

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ALM used freedom of speech to defend its activities against crackdowns. Choudary is a trained lawyer, he’s not stupid, and we were always one step behind him,” he said.

“I think sadly we will see a resurgence with ALM. We will see people travelling and carrying out attacks.

Social media and modern communications could make it easier for officers to prove membership. But even if police have enough evidence to detain a suspect, they can be prevented by MI5 because of intelligence operations.
— David Videcette speaking to the Independent
 

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It is satisfying to know that simple everyday things such as cushions can bring a terrorist down. To track down Baghdadi, certain members of the US and British intelligence agencies will be preoccupied solely with identifying the pattern of the fabric cushions that can be seen in his latest video. Or with the mattress on which he sits. Others will only deal with his clothes, trying to work out where they were produced and retailed.

An eye-catching pattern makes it easier to find manufacturers and sellers. It takes a grueling length of time, until you can track this sort of information down. It’s a laborious and often frustrating process. Chances of success are slim, but it is possible to find out where he is.
— David Videcette speaking to 20 Minuten
 

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Now ALM are reinvigorated. They may put stuff out online to encourage people to join them. But to radicalise their recruits they rely on secret meetings, personal messages, word of mouth – that’s the kind of tradecraft they use.

I’ve no doubt they will be returning to that kind of activity.
— David Videcette speaking to the Mail on Sunday
 

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Butt and the other attackers were training together at a gym owned by a high-profile terror suspect. David Videcette, a former counterterror officer who investigated the 21/7 bomb plot and a terror cell linked to Shahid in the early 2000s, said he was “gobsmacked” that the connection was missed.

“That’s a huge failure. It feels like Scotland Yard have gone back 10 years and forgotten what we knew.
— David Videcette speaking to the Independent
 

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Suddenly, we are going to have trained fighters who perhaps have the motivation to carry out martyrdom attacks, exposed to a historical network of radicals.
— David Videcette speaking to The New York Times

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It’s a massive own goal by this criminal. Once the police circulate that image, I’m fairly confident that somebody will come forward, either a police officer who has previously dealt with them or someone who knows them.
— David Videcette speaking to The Sun
 

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The writing on the envelope looks like a child’s or as if it’s been done with someone’s non-dominant hand.
— David Videcette
 

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Al-Muhajiroun operated right on the periphery of the law, but the group continually morphs. We need to target individuals.
— David Videcette speaking to The Independent
 

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