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Disappearance of Madeleine McCann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Madeleine McCann disappeared on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007. She was on holiday with her parents and twin siblings in the Algarve region of Portugal. The British girl went missing from an apartment, in the central area of the resort of Praia da Luz, a few days before her fourth birthday, and has still not been found. Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have said that they left the children unsupervised in a ground floor bedroom while they ate at a restaurant about 120 metres (130 yards) away.[1]

Murder of Danielle Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The murder of Danielle Jones was an English murder case where no body was found and the conviction relied upon forensic authorship analysis of text messages sent on the victim's mobile phone. Danielle Sarah Jones,[1] (16 October 1985 - c. 18 June 2001), was last seen alive on 18 June 2001; her body has never been found.

Jones' uncle Stuart Campbell, a builder, was convicted of abduction and murder on 19 December 2002. Campbell was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder as well as 10 years for abduction.

After the trial, controversy arose when it was revealed Campbell had prior convictions for indecent assault on other girls of similar ages.[2] The use of forensic authorship analysis of text messages in the case provoked research into its use in other cases.[3]

Daniel Morgan was murdered. Now it seems justice is dead too | Duncan Campbell | Comment is free | The Observer

It will be 20 years tomorrow since the release, following their successful appeal at the Old Bailey, of the Birmingham Six, the victims of one of the gravest of miscarriage of justice cases of our times. But another scandalous miscarriage of justice case, also stretching over nearly a quarter of a century, reached its conclusion in the same court last Friday and it did not involve anyone serving a single day of a jail sentence.

A young, energetic private eye called Daniel Morgan was found with an axe embedded to the hilt in the side of his face in the car park of a south London pub on 10 March, 1987. Since then there have been no fewer than five police investigations into his death but no one has ever been convicted of his murder. The fifth of those inquiries juddered to a halt in court 14 of the Old Bailey on Friday morning when the judge accepted the admission of prosecution counsel, Nicholas Hilliard QC, that to proceed with the trial of the three men charged with the murder would be "oppressive" and "unfair." In the place where the jury normally sits were members of Morgan's family: his elderly mother, his widow, his daughter, his sister and his brother, Alastair. They watched in silence and in resignation as the judge, Mr Justice Maddison, listened to the formal discontinuation of the case.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
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