Private Detective London Discuss Gathering Evidence for High Profile Trials

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South African star paralympian Oscar Pistorius is now on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. This high profile trial has gathered interest around the world.

Private detectives can carry out comprehensive investigations to ensure that clients have a range of reliable evidence to utilise

A recent article from the Telegraph on 3rd March 2014 Oscar Pistorius Trial Three key questions for the judge, discusses the questions raised over police procedurals during the investigation, and also Oscar Pistorius’ own actions on the night of the murder.

The Telegraph article highlights three main issues which the judge will have to investigate and find answers for. Firstly the article asks the question ‘Did the couple argue on the night of the shooting?’ In his statement Pistorius claims that there was no argument on that night, and instead it had been a quiet evening at home for both him and Reeva Steenkamp. However the article reveals that testimony from neighbours contradicts this, and shows evidence that the shouts and screams had been heard from the house, indicating an argument took place on the night of the shooting. If this is true then this could provide the prosecution with motive for premeditated murder.

The second question raised in the article is why Oscar Pistorius did not call the police after the shooting. Instead evidence shows that he called only two numbers following the shooting, that of the administration of his gated community and a private medical service. Further to this an allegation has been made that Oscar Pistorius dismissed security guards that rang his house, after hearing the gun shots. He allegedly told them ‘everything was fine’. If this evidence is proved to be true, then it could show that Oscar Pistorius tried to cover up the murder of his girlfriend. The third questions raised by the article from the Telegraph relates to police procedurals. It has been suggested that the police may have tainted the crime scene. The lead detective admitted to several failings in police procedurals, including entering the crime scene without protective footwear. The treatment of the crime scene is essential in obtaining viable forensic evidence for trial, and if this has been tainted it could prove very damaging for the prosecution’s case.

Private Detective London ( [ __title__ ) emphasis how important it is to use skilled and experienced detectives to gather information for trials. It is not just high profile trials that can be challenging, as in any case every single aspect of the process can be under close scrutiny. Any failings in procedures could undermine the evidence for both the prosecution and defence and this could affect the outcome of the trial. Therefore it is essential that professional investigators are used to gather reliable evidence for trial. Investigators can also gather comprehensive files of evidence, so that no single item of evidence must be relied about. This can strengthen and secure an argument for either side.

Chief Investigator Rachael Porter recommends that clients invest in the best private investigators. These experts can provide specialist skills and a wealth of experience to ensure procedures are followed and valid evidence collected. Jo goes on to say “There can never be too much quality evidence when it comes to proving a case. Private detectives can carry out comprehensive investigations to ensure that clients have a range of reliable evidence to utilise.”

Private Detective London are waiting now to take on your case. Call Rachael today on 0203 292 0558 to find out more.

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