UPDATE: SUZY LAMPLUGH INVESTIGATION

David Videcette, London, Thursday, 18th July 2019.

“With the news that the Metropolitan Police has concluded its search of land around Drakes Broughton, Worcestershire, with nothing found, I now hope that the Met’s Special Casework Investigation Team will act on the evidence I provided on 24th June 2019.

To restate, on Monday, 24th June 2019, I provided both a written statement and exhibits to the Metropolitan Police following a three-year, self-funded investigation which has developed an entirely new line of enquiry into the 1986 disappearance of missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.

Among other things, my investigation shows that:

  • Suzy Lamplugh did not have the keys to 37 Shorrolds Road, nor did she go there

  • The key witness in the case made no confirmation of seeing Suzy in Shorrolds Road

  • The artist’s impression of ‘Mr Kipper’ is therefore worthless

  • Suzy placed the ‘Mr Kipper’ appointment in her diary to enable her to leave the office when it was short staffed

  • Suzy actually left the office to conduct a personal errand during lunch; an appointment which has never been explored by police

I wish to restate that the evidence which I have provided is completely new and points in an entirely different direction to that which the police have been following for the past 33 years. 

My evidence does not point to John Cannan.

I was not the source of information for the Met police’s dig in Sutton Coldfield back in November 2018, nor was I the source of information for the 2019 search in the Drakes Broughton and Pershore area of Worcestershire.

I cannot comment further at this time.”

ENDS

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Notes to editors:

David Videcette is a freelance investigator and former Scotland Yard detective. With twenty years' policing experience, including counter-terror operations and organised crime, David was a key investigator on the 7th July 2005 bombings in London. He is the holder of many police commendations including one for tracking down a 7/7 bomb factory.

David is the author of bestselling crime thrillers The Theseus Paradox and The Detriment - based on real events.

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SUZY LAMPLUGH INVESTIGATION

David Videcette, London, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019.

“Following the news today that the Metropolitan Police are searching an area of land near Pershore, Worcestershire, in relation to the 1986 disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, I must state that this activity is wholly unrelated to my investigation into this case.

On Monday 24th June, 2019, I provided a written statement and exhibits to the Murder Review Group regarding the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh following a three-year, self-funded investigation. The evidence which I have provided to police, points in a completely different direction and not to John Cannan.

The Met’s Special Casework Investigation Team, which holds the Lamplugh investigation, has told me that they were unable to immediately assess or act on my evidence because of existing operational commitments. The operational commitments of which they speak relate to another pre-arranged search, which has now commenced in the Drakes Broughton area, near Pershore, Worcestershire.

I must reiterate that I am not the source of the information regarding this search of land in Worcestershire, nor was I the source for the Sutton Coldfield dig in November 2018.

I cannot comment further at this time.”

ENDS

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Notes to editors:

David Videcette is a freelance investigator and former Scotland Yard detective. With twenty years' policing experience, including counter-terror operations and organised crime, David was a key investigator on the 7th July 2005 bombings in London. He is the holder of many police commendations including one for tracking down a 7/7 bomb factory.

David is the author of bestselling crime thrillers The Theseus Paradox and The Detriment - based on real events.

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SUZY LAMPLUGH INVESTIGATION 

David Videcette, London, Sunday, 23rd June 2019.

“Following the article by the Daily Telegraph today, I can confirm that I am assisting the Metropolitan Police’s Murder Review Group with information relating to the 1986 disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.

I have spoken to the Lamplugh family to make them aware of these developments.

Over the past three years, I have been investigating the case in a self-funded capacity.

I first made contact with the Metropolitan Police in the summer of 2018 to advise I was working on the case.

My findings have led me to uncover an entirely different narrative to the one presented by the police, which I am now providing to the Met along with the evidence to support it.

The information I have uncovered does not relate to John Cannan. I was not the source for the Met police’s dig in Sutton Coldfield back in November 2018. I do not believe John Cannan is involved in either Suzy’s disappearance or what I suspect was her subsequent murder.

I cannot comment further at this time.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

David Videcette is a freelance investigator and former Scotland Yard detective. With twenty years' policing experience, including counter-terror operations and organised crime, David was a key investigator on the 7th July 2005 bombings in London. He is the holder of many police commendations including one for tracking down a 7/7 bomb factory.

David is the author of bestselling crime thrillers The Theseus Paradox and The Detriment - based on real events.

To be kept up-to-date with developments, register your email address at the David Videcette website here.

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