Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 20 Jan

Monday 20 January 2014

Summary
The Prosecution Case Continues
Back at the Hacking Trial
Further Prosecution Evidence on Count 7
Witness – Michael Wiafe (Security Supervisor at Chelsea Harbour)
Prosecution Counsel questions Michael Wiafe
Counsel for Charlie Brooks cross examines Michael Wiafe
Witness Statement – Arsenio Reyes (Cleaning Supervisor at Chelsea Harbour)
Prosecution Counsel reads Arsenio Reyes statement
Witness – Neil Perkins (Porter at Chelsea Harbour)
Prosecution Counsel questions Neil Perkins
Counsel for Charlie Brooks cross examines Neil Perkins
Witness – Robert Hernandez (Concierge at News International HQ in Wapping)
Prosecution Counsel questions Robert Hernandez
Counsel for Mark Hanna cross examines Robert Hernandez
Further Prosecution questions to Robert Hernandez
Witness – Glen Jagger (Security Operations Manager for News International)
Prosecution Counsel questions Glen Jagger
Counsel for Mark Hanna cross examines Glen Jagger
Further Prosecution questions to Glen Jagger
Witness – PC Ian King (Attended Chelsea Harbour after Bin Bag find)
Prosecution Counsel questions PC Ian King
Counsel for Charlie Brooks cross examines PC Ian King
Witness – Sgt Robert McDonald (Attended Chelsea Harbour after Bin Bag find)
Prosecution Counsel questions Sgt McDonald
Counsel for Charlie Brooks cross examines Sgt Robert McDonald
Witness – DC Alan Pritchard (Operation Weeting Detective)
Prosecution Counsel questions DC Alan Pritchard
Counsel for Mark Hanna cross examines DC Alan Pritchard
Witness Statement – Postman to Castle Barn (Brooks Residence – Chipping Norton)
Prosecution Reads Statement from Postman for Castle Barn

The Prosecution Case Continues
Back at the Hacking Trial
Back in Court 12 for the #hackingtrial – Rebekah Brooks, Cheryl Carter, Charlie Brooks and Mark Hanna in the glass fronted dock today.
Judge Saunders explains to the jury that one of them cannot be around tomorrow afternoon: “I hope the run of bad luck ends tomorrow.”
Further Prosecution Evidence on Count 7
Bryant Heron, junior counsel for the prosecution, gives the jury more papers on Count 7 – allegations of coverup against Hanna & the Brooks’
Witness – Michael Wiafe (Security Supervisor at Chelsea Harbour)
Prosecution Counsel questions Michael Wiafe
Bryant Heron calls Michael Wiafe as the first prosecution witness of the week in the #hackingtrial
Wiafe is sworn in (and given advice by Justice Saunders about the acoustic problems in the court): Wiafe was security supervisor
Wiafe was security supervisor on the 18th July 2011 on the morning when two laptops and an iPad were discovered at Chelsea Harbour
Wiafe says he was told of the discovery by the cleaner, Mr Nascimento. Nascimento was with his supervisor Mr Reis.
Wiafe says Nascimento showed him a black bin back containing two other bags, and then took them to Mr Ramsay, facilities manager
Wiafe was with Ramsay when he called the police about the discovery of the two bags – claimed by Charlie Brooks to belong to him.
As he left the management office, Wiafe met a porter, Neil Perkins, accompanied by Charlie Brooks
The porter explained to Wiafe that Charlie Brooks claimed he’d lost a bag containing a laptop
Wiafe then returned to tell his boss Mr Ramsay about Charlie Brooks‘ ‘inquiry’: Ramsay came out with Wiafe to speak to Charlie Brooks
Wiafe said Brooks confirmed his name, address and phone number, and that he’d lost his bag with a laptop.
Counsel for Charlie Brooks cross examines Michael Wiafe
Saunders, counsel for Charlie Brooks, cross examines Wiafe about the discovery of the bags. He is asked whether Nascimento opened the bag
Saunders asks Wiafe if they’d opened the laptop before produced it: “I can’t remember..” He can’t recall if they’d opened the bags
Wiafe says he has no reason to think the black bin liner he saw wasn’t the original one the bags were found in. He met them in loading bay
Wiafe is asked whether his manager Mr Ramsay called the Fulham police before Wiafe met Brooks. He’s not sure. He’s reminded of his statement
Wiafe confirms this was the first time he met Charlie Brooks: ID confirmed by Ramsay at the time.
Saunders: “Mr Brooks had lost two bags…. Mr Ramsay said if we find them… we’ll let you know… But you knew they were in the office!”
Saunders, counsel for Charlie Brooks, asks Wiafe what else Mr Brooks said to Ramsay: “He looked quite tired,’ Wiafe agrees
Wiafe agrees with Saunders that Charlie Brooks looked like he hadn’t had a shower that morning of 18th July 2011
Witness Statement – Arsenio Reyes (Cleaning Supervisor at Chelsea Harbour)
Prosecution Counsel reads Arsenio Reyes statement
No re-examination by the prosecution. Bryant Heron reads a statement from Arsenio Reyes, translated from Portuguese
Reis refers to the incident at Chelsea Harbour in July 2011. He was a cleaning supervisor for interserve who have the contract there.
Reis says he knew nothing of Brooks’ arrest on 17/07/11 or of her. He wasn’t working that Sunday, and heard nothing about it that Monday
In his written statement, Reis explains how he knew Fernando Nascimento, the cleaner who recovered the bags, for several years.
Reis met Nascimento in his office: he recalls two laptops, one iPad, one iPod. He say the iPad was on, and opened the laptop.
Reis realised the computers were not rubbish, so called Michael Wiafe, the security supervisor, who they met in the loading bay.
Wiafe took the bags, Reis says in his written statement, and he went back to work
Witness – Neil Perkins (Porter at Chelsea Harbour)
Prosecution Counsel questions Neil Perkins
Bryant Heron for the Crown calls Neil Perkins as a witness
Neil Perkins is sworn in: he worked at Chelsea Harbour as a porter, back in 2011, and still works there now
Perkins knew Mr and Mrs Brooks – every day he’d see Rebekah take her chauffeur driven car (Paul was her driver) and Charlie taking taxi
Perkins is told he needs to ask to refer to his written statement as he is quizzed about events on Monday 18th July 2011
“Normal Monday morning,” says porter Perkins of that day. He went down to underground car park from Thames Quay to Kings Quay
Perkins: “As I progressed through the car park I noticed…. Rebekah’s chauffeur talking on the phone…. and a rustling sound by the bins”
Jury is shown a photograph of what is called (coincidentally) Charlie car park and the wheelie bin area.
Perkins went to investigate the rustling sound.
Perkins tells Bryant Heron he walked down the side of the cars, and saw “a large tall black chap with a rubbish sack moving around”
Perkins asked the man “have you lost anything? Can I give you a hand?” He replied: “Looking for a bag lost night…”
Perkins said Paul Edwards, Rebekah Brooks‘ driver, got off phone, and confirmed the account of a lost bag. Perkins concerned bins emptoed
Perkins said Charlie Brooks arrived to say a bag containing an old laptop, papers and an old briefcase had been lost.
“I presumed they belonged to Mr Brooks, because he said his laptop had gone missing,’ says Perkins, a porter at Chelsea Harbour
Perkins thought the bin would have been emptied and put into the compressor where the electronic items would be separated out and recovered
As Perkins and Brooks approached the yard, was told by cleaner ‘Office’. They went to estate managers office “to investigate lost property”
“We hovered outside… a few minutes I saw Mr Ramsay, estate manager, and talked to him…” says Perkins.
Perkins said he didn’t really hear much of the conversation, but it seemed “there is something found… I’ll call you in 20 minutes.”
Perkins accompanied Charlie Brooks back to his apartment and then continued with his job.
Perkins says he was asked to follow up about the bag. He spoke to ‘John’ in the estate managers office, and then with Charlie Brooks
Perkins was asked by Charlie about what happened to the bags: Perkins made a follow up call to security officer.
Perkins then told Brooks “The package has been handed to the police…” Charlie Brooks responded “Something like ‘I’ll sue them'”
Counsel for Charlie Brooks cross examines Neil Perkins
Saunders, counsel for Brooks, cross examines Perkins; says he helped out with odd jobs and knew them for three years or so.
Perkins said he would change a lightbulb, replace a washer on a tap: Mr Brooks gave him a signed copy of his book.
“We got on extremely well,’ says Perkins the porter of Charlie Brooks: “But I’d call him Mr Brooks.”
Perkins confirms he knew Paul Edwards, even though he’d only been Rebekah Brooks‘ chauffeur for a few weeks. He made him cups of tea.
Perkins is quizzed about what happened before Charlie Brooks arrived. He thinks he was told Charlie had left a bag in the bin area.
Perkins confirms Charlie said something about an old laptop and some papers – he can’t remember any mention of a laptop bag.
Perkins confirmed Charlie Brooks looked relieved when he thought they could recover the items from the compactor area.
Perkins cannot confirm that Ramsay said “If we find the bag we’ll let you know…” to Charlie Brooks. He remembers Brooks asking how long?
Perkins does recall Ramsay saying it would be about 20 minutes before he’d get back to Charlie Brooks about his missing bag(s)
Perkins can’t recall anything about ordering “Pizza for Rebekah” but maybe something about having Pizza for lunch
Saunders for Charlie Brooks, has no more question. No re-examination by crown.
Witness – Robert Hernandez (Concierge at News International HQ in Wapping)
Prosecution Counsel questions Robert Hernandez
Andrew Edis, QC, calls the next prosecution witness: Robert Hernandez
Robert Hernandes(z) (TBC) was in July 2011 employed by Advance Security, based at Thomas More Square
Hernandez provided a concierge service at News International HQ in Wapping, providing ‘access control’, escorting visitors to exec floor etc
Hernandez had worked at NI at TMS since 2010. He still works there.
Hernandez would four days on, four days off, with two other security staff. The two team leaders Lee Sandell and Luke Aspin.
Hernandez said he’d report by email to his line managers, Aspin and Sandell, but it could be escalated to security direct Mark Hanna
Hernandez is asked about the weekend News of the World was closed down: he was called in specially for that day of last edition
Hernandez was asked to provide ‘access control’ to second floor of TMS and the News of the World offices on the Saturday 9th July 2011
Edis for the Crown asks Hernandez whether he stayed till all the NOTW had gone – roughly around midnight.
After the NOTW was closed, Hernandez went for a drink with Mark Hanna, head of security at NI at St Catherine’s Docks.
Hernandez said he had a few beers. Mark Hanna a bottle of wine to himself. They chatted while they drank
Edis “wants as much information as you can possibly remember” from that conversation about the end of the News of the World.
Hanna told Hernandez how hard he was working that night the NOTW was closing, as director of security for Rebekah Brooks.
BREAKING: security guard says Mark Hanna, head of Security, “dug a hole in the ground and burnt stuff” during NOTW closure
Hernandez asked Hanna if they were papers he burnt. Hanna didn’t reply. “He looked at me… and changed the conversation”
Hernandez said Hanna said nothing more about it, and they carried on having their drink. He was back at work at early hours Sunday morning
Hernandez said he went back to work on the second floor, NOTW offices, while they IT was labelled.
Break for the jury
There is a break from my coverage of the #hackingtrial for legal argument. This can only be reported once trial concluded.
Jury and witness Robert Hernandez back in to Court 12 after some legal argument at #hackingtrial
Counsel for Mark Hanna cross examines Robert Hernandez
Willam Clegg QC for Mark Hanna cross examines Robert Hernandez about that last night of the News of the World
Hernandez talks of the press conference on the Saturday night the News of the World closed – “the last edition ever”
Hernandez confirms they went to the Dickens Pub in St Katherine’s dock – they were put up for the night at the Thistle Hostel
Hernandez says it was a couple of hours in the pub. They were just himself and Mark Hanna during that time.
Hernandez confirms he had several pints of lager.
Clegg asks “was that a strong lager?” Hernandez “No…. maybe four pints.” Hanna drunk a bottle of wine “but not straight away.”
“No long periods of silence,” Clegg asks. “Not at all,” replies Hernandez. The dominant event in their lives was closure of NOTW.
Hernandez confirms the closure of NOTW dominated the conversation with Mark Hanna, head of NI security, but it wasn’t the sole topic
Clegg asks about the fire Mark Hanna had “at home….” Hernandez knew Hanna lived in Buckinghamshire.
Hernandez confirms that Hanna had a fire in his garden: “This was a warm summer night,” asks Clegg. “That’s right,” says Hernandez.
Clegg asks whether Hanna might have meant “I’d prefer to be having this drink by a bonfire in my garden?” Hernandez doubts this.
Hernandez agrees with Clegg that Hanna “never said when he dug a hole and burnt stuff in his garden”. Nor what he burnt therein.
Clegg asks whether Hanna could have been talking about a “fire on a concrete platform?” Hernandez says “it could have been.”
“It’s normal when people are talking in a pub for topics of conversation to jump one to another,” asks Clegg of Hernandez. He agrees.
Further Prosecution questions to Robert Hernandez
Edis for the crown asks more about “digging the hole”: Hernandez “That’s all he said he dug a hole and burnt stuff.”
The jury asked to leave again for more legal argument.
Just to reiterate – when things go quiet, it’s because I can’t report legal argument until the end of the trial.
Witness – Glen Jagger (Security Operations Manager for News International)
Prosecution Counsel questions Glen Jagger
Bryant Heron for the Crown calls Glen Jagger: in July 2011 security operations manager for News International, line manager Mark Hanna
Glen Jagger is currently employed by NI (NewsUK) in the same role.
Jagger is asked about events on the 17th July 2011 when Keith and James Murdoch were supposed to attend NI premises.
Jagger is allowed to check his statement to check the timings of his attendance on 17/07/11 when the Murdochs visited.
Jagger says his duties were to ensure the Murdochs weren’t troubled by protestors outside. He knows Lee Sandell, team leader
Lee Sandell worked from 7 am to 7 pm, according to Glen Jagger.
Jagger says he saw Lee Sand and Mark Hanna on the 17/07/11 late morning, early afternoon, at Thomas More Square, Wapping HQ.
“They’d arrived in a black range rover,” says Jagger of that day. “I was made aware they’d come to pick up Mark’s car.”
Jagger confirms Hanna and Sandell were driving Charlie Brooks‘ black range rover. He can’t remember Hanna’s car “one of his Renaults”
Jagger says Sandell and Hanna were going to drive in convoy to deliver Charlie Brooks‘ Range Rover back to his house.
Jagger cannot recall if Mark Hanna had any bags at this point. He and Sandell left half an hour or 45 mins after they arrived.
William Clegg, counsel for Mark Hanna, cross examines Jagger. But before then he has some new documents for the jury to be in their bundles
Counsel for Mark Hanna cross examines Glen Jagger
Clegg, for Hanna, asks Jagger to look at some contemporaneous documents he was copied into about “media presence” around Wapping.
Clegg has produced various emails. One from Hernandez 13/07/11 about a “van from Sky News” on Thomas More Street.
Another email produced by Clegg from the same Wednesday 13/07/11 about another film crew around Wapping NI HQ
Clegg cites another Hanna July 2011 email about Rebekah Brooks “being personally targeted… risks to staff increased dramatically”
Clegg cites a security ‘Day Sheet’ from 08/07/11 for News International. Jagger says it looks like an email sent during a ‘hand over’
“Due to the high media presence around NI sites, please be extra vigilant while on patrol tonight,” says Hanna email on 08/07/11
Another email cited by Clegg, counsel for NI Head of Security Mark Hanna, on 17/07/11 says “JRM and KRM will be on site”
Email: “It has been made extremely clear that the office of Rebekah Brooks has been given a D45 notice – not entry under any circumstances.”
Clegg submits paperwork to the jury on Hanna’s parking space, and the description of his Renault. Jagger confirms he also had a Volvo
Apparently Hanna had a Renault Clio as well as a Renault Scenic. The former he used that day in July
Clegg, for Hanna, asks Jagger about his contact with Hanna: “Lots,” he says. Fair, hard working boss Jagger confirms.
Jagger confirms that Hanna had “additional pressure” on him during the closure of News of the World.
Jagger confirms the “perceived… actual threats” to NI execs at the time, including Rebekah Brooks.
Jagger also confirms there was “quite a bit” of “disgusting, threatening… hate mail” directed at Brooks.
Jagger confirms that and other security staff had to read this hate mail to assess some “nutter” or a “serious threat”.
“I saw some of it at the end,” says Jagger of the hate mail: “I wasn’t aware of this initial influx because I was off that week.”
Jagger agrees with Clegg: “If it hadn’t got enough to do, he had that to do as well” of filtering and assessing hate mail directed to NI
Clegg shows the jury some examples of hate mail recovered from Mark Hanna’s house to assess for potential threat to NI executives.
Abusive email about Brooks and Murdoch read out in court “the universal law of karma will enact its revenge on all and everyone of you”
“I’m not going to read all of these out,” says Clegg for Hanna of hate mail: “which I’m sure all of you will be relieved to hear.”
One hate mail relates to a civil action between Diego Maradona and News International.
The mail has been redacted for senders addresses. A long letter goes on about MI5 “the sort of thing arriving on a daily basis,” says Clegg
One letter in blue ink, suggests Clegg, is clearly unhinged. “If you write in blue ink, that means you’re a nutter?” asks Saunders.
Clegg suggests the address “Fortress Wapping… might be a bit of a giveaway” about assessing hate mail to NI during NOTW closure.
Clegg takes us to page 96 of his evidence. An email to Hanna about hate mail to Brooks coming via her PAs.
Clegg: “There was quite a bit of paperwork Mr Hanna had to deal with in the build up to the closure of NOTW… he’d take work home with him”
Clegg, counsel for Hanna, now moves to 17/07/11 and shows Jagger and jury a copy of Hanna’s telephone schedule.
Jagger confirms his number and that he was rung by Mark Hanna rang him from Enstone that Sunday morning
Jagger can’t recall any of the conversations he had with Hanna that day Rebekah Brooks was arrested on Sunday 17th July 2011
A second call from Hanna to Jagger that day locates Hanna in North London
Clegg points out that Mark Hanna was driving the Brooks’ range rover, even though she had, by this point, resigned as CEO of NI.
Clegg suggests that Hanna was concerned about the Brooks’ car being recognised if they arrived the normal way at News International.
Justice Saunders intervenes with Clegg: “Quite a long question that…” Clegg says he will break it down. Two Wapping Car parks in plan.
Clegg, for Hanna, explores the topography of the different entrances for cars at the News International site at Wapping circa 2011
“To be honest I can’t recall the context of the conversation” says Jagger of Cleggs’s suggestion they were talking about Hanna’s arrival
Though he can’t remember specifically, Jagger agrees flashing head lights was the normal procedure for anyone wanted fast entrance to NI
Jagger remembers taking over a cup of tea from Thomas More Square to the Wapping site for Mark Hanna that morning.
Jagger says Hanna never went into Thomas More Square, and he never saw him arrive or leave with any kind of bag.
The bin area from Chelsea Harbour where 2 laptops, iPad etc. allegedly belonging to Charlie Brooks were found pic.twitter.com/JHkMUghd7r
CPS release pictures of the bags discovered on 18/07/11 which form part of Charge 7 in #hackingtrial pic.twitter.com/7YZm4LYEbU
CPS release pictures of the Jiffy bag which counsel for Charlie Brooks claims contained the ‘Lesbian Lovers’ magazine pic.twitter.com/rSlOEDfN7u
Jagger reiterates he cannot recall exactly what he said in his various phone conversations with Mark Hanna on that Sunday Brooks arrested
“You and he were at lunch… I mean at work,” says Clegg of Hanna and Jagger. “Anticipating things were you?” jokes Justice Saunders.
Clegg asks Jaggers if he remembers meeting Hanna in the canteen, and then him going off to meet William Geddes. “Quite common,” he says.
Further Prosecution questions to Glen Jagger
Bryant Heron for the crown has a brief re-examination of Jagger about his calls to Hanna’s phone on 17/07/11. Some were out of hours.
Break till 2.10 pm for lunch says Justice Saunders.
Hate spamming my feed with pleas for support http://igg.me/at/hackingtrial2/x/5292122 … But several complaints last time people didn’t know of my crowd campaign
Back at #hackingtrial on Count 7 – charges of perverting course of justice against Mr and Mrs Brooks, and NI head of security Mark Hanna
Witness – PC Ian King (Attended Chelsea Harbour after Bin Bag find)
Prosecution Counsel questions PC Ian King
Bryant Heron for the prosecution calls Constable Ian King
PC King was on duty at Hammersmith station on 18/07/11: at 13.43 he was called to Chelsea Harbour and arrived about 14.10
PC King went to estate managers office and met Alan Ramsay, who explained the origin of the black bin bag
PC MacDonald joined PC King and they went into Ramsay’s office where he was shown the brown briefcase and black laptop bag.
PC King identifies the two bags on a photo, and their exhibit numbers. The contents (see previous tweets) displayed.
PC King made a note of some of items in the bags: Vaio laptop, correspondence from C Brooks, brown envelop and DVDs
Cheque books in joint account names for Brooks’, and another for C Brooks were found. PC King sealed the bag when Weeting detectives arrived
PC King identifies the bag produced as a physical exhibit. It’s sealed up and without any contents.
Counsel for Charlie Brooks cross examines PC Ian King
King now told he “might have to answer some questions now” by Justice Saunders, as he’s cross examined by Saunders, QC for Charlie Brooks
King says that Ramsay had told him that Charlie Brooks had asked for the bags back to Neil Saunders, counsel for Charlie Brooks.
King says that he didn’t know Nascimento and Reis had looked inside the bags in the cleaner’s office
Neil Saunders asks King if he’d opened the Jiffy Bag in C Brooks’ case. “Yes I did”.
King said he made no note of the names of DVDs and magazine in recovered bags, though he was looking for items of importance.
King said he only identified the items listed in his notebook at the time. He didn’t make an inventory. He sealed in police evidence bag
Sergeant MacDonald was looking in the black bag while PC King examined the brown. No further questions from the crown
Witness – Sgt Robert McDonald (Attended Chelsea Harbour after Bin Bag find)
Prosecution Counsel questions Sgt McDonald
Prosecution now call Police Sergeant Robert McDonald.
Sgt McDonald from Hammersmith police station says he attended Chelsea Wharf around 2.20 pm that Monday in July 2011
Sgt McDonald identifies the bags recovered the day after Rebekah Brook’s arrest in a photo.
McDonald examined the black laptop bag. He noted iPad, laptop, power cables and a quantity of correspondence to Mr and Mrs Brooks
The police officer identifies the laptop bag “very like the one in the picture” jokes Justice Saunders.
Sgt McDonald is cross examined by Neil Saunders for Charlie Brooks. He says he flicked through the contents. No recollection of removing.
Sgt McDonald can’t recall exactly where in the bag the iPad and laptop were. He was unaware of anyone else opening before.
Sgt McDonald kept an eye on the bag, and “to prevent a break of continuity, it remained solely in my possession”
Bryant Heron for the crown calls DC Karyn Miller – she’s already under oath as she’s given evidence before in #hackingtrial
Neil Saunders explains that DC Millar can confirm exact agreed contents of the two bags recovered: sending list to judge and jury
Jury shown list of contents: included British Kunekune Pig Society newsletter May 11. One DVD ‘instant lesbian’
BREAKING: A list of DVDS with various porn titles from Charlie Brook’s bag briefly shown – before journos could write them down
Jury shown list of correspondence found in bag: including unopened items postmarked 15/07/11
Apple laptop with a News International tag recovered by police from C Brooks’ bags. An iPad, headphones and power leads.
The jury is shown some mail recovered from bags in underground car park, Thames Quay, Chelsea Harbour on 18/07/11 before of bad photocopies
DC Millar: “All of the mail has now been opened because they have been returned to their owner.”
Counsel for Charlie Brooks cross examines Sgt Robert McDonald
Saunders for Charlie Brooks cross examines DC Millar over “items more historical” Travis Perkins inbox, and one unopened mail from Brown Bag
More mail identified by DC Millar from the black bag: 19 items, some with no postmarks, most dated items with that fortnight.
Bryant Heron reads a statement about the forensic analysis of bin bags from July 2011. Officer attended Imperial Wharf for Weeting.
Witness – DC Alan Pritchard (Operation Weeting Detective)
Prosecution Counsel questions DC Alan Pritchard
DC Alan Pritchard from Operation Weeting called by Mark Bryant Heron, junior counsel for the prosecution.
Pritchard is asked about his duties at Chelsea Harbour and the two bags. On 19th July he organised search of compactor.
“It wasn’t particularly pleasant,” DC Pritchard agrees with the judge over the search of the rubbish compactor at Chelsea Harbour.
Pritchard recovered two bin bags, one within the other, secured at the top with sellotape. The cleaner Nascimento said it bore resemblance.
Pritchard said nothing else that matched that description was recovered from the compactor. A set of elimination fingerprints from cleaner.
Pritchard has the specialist search document with him – a Book 101 or premises search document.
Counsel for Mark Hanna cross examines DC Alan Pritchard
A junior counsel for Hanna cross examines Pritchard about the search process and documentation
Duncan Penny, junior counsel, is going through the details of the police documentation with DS Pritchard.
Penny for Charlie Brooks asks DC Pritchard about how he wrote in the number of a bags in his filing of the search form.
“I just recorded what I saw at the time,” says DC Pritchard of his filing of the search documentation, now shown to the jury
DC Pritchard agrees he seems to have amended the grammar from ‘was’ to ‘were’ concerning the bags in his search documentation.
Penny, junior counsel for C Brooks, cross examines DS Pritchard about the identification by the cleaner Fernando Nascimento.
Penny asks whether this double bin bag was sent for forensic examination: DS Pritchard wasn’t involved in that process.
DS Pritchard says he’s seen photographic evidence of fingerprints found on bin bags. The jury is shown pictures of it.
Penny says that fingerprint officers on 21/07/11 discovered three black bin bags
“@lisaocarroll: Correction: DVD list should have included title Bride of Sin, not Bride of Sun.” Best MISPRUNT of the trial so far
Daryl Jorslings fingerprints found on one of the bin bags recovered by the police, agrees Weeting Officer.
Pritchard agrees with Penny the sellotape was taken for DNA investigation.
Hanna’s finger or palmprint was found on another of the black bin bags, according to police
Prosecution call Emma Theresa White
White made a written statement on this: she is a forensic scientist with the Metropolitan Police
White works in the evidence recovery unit, specialising in biological fluids and recovery of DNA.
White’s department was sent three black bin liners for “DNA recovery”: tag said there were two bin liners, when separated actually three
One bin bag sealed with sellotape: another “double bagged” with sellotape. Previous analysis had been inconclusive.
White swabbed the very edges of the sellotape for DNA to avoid disturbing any fingerprint evidence
Penny cross examines White – she confirms her expertise is DNA recovery not analysis. She sampled two separate sellotapes – four ends.
White pooled the results of the swab, so any DNA evidence could apply to either of the bits of evidence.
Prosecution call Kevin Young: a senior forensic practitioner specialising in fingerprint comparison.
There’s no dispute says Bryant Heron, about the conclusion of Kevin Young’s fingerprint evidence. Jury turn to photographic exhibits.
Kevin Young goes through the condition of the two knotted sealed bin bags when they were delivered to forensics.
“Like a double bag to cover something heavy,” asks Justice Saunders. Young says “yes, and they were very thin bin bags.”
Young explains that since the bin bags are non porous they had to treat with chemicals to identify fingerprints. The light sourced.
After treatment with lasers, u/v light officers look closer to see latent marks. If nothing, then superglue is put in a humidified cabinet
This vapourised superglue than shows up any organic signs which they forensic officers mark up sequentially
Fingerprint expert confirms he detected marks consistent with fingerprints of Daryl Jorsling, a private security contractor contracted by NI
BREAKING: forensics expert identified several prints from NI head of security Mark Hanna on bin bags recovered from Brooks’ apartment
Penny, junior counsel for Mark Hanna, cross examines finger print expert Young.
“That’s where the rot sets in with the forensic evidence,” says Penny, counsel for Hanna, over confusion over number of bin bags.
Bryant Heron says “I’ve run out of evidence slightly”: “We forgive you,” replies Justice Saunders at the #hackingtrial.
Witness Statement – Postman to Castle Barn (Brooks Residence – Chipping Norton)
Prosecution Reads Statement from Postman for Castle Barn
A written statement from a “floating postman” at Chipping Norton is now read out – he takes over other routes when others away.
The delivery routes for Chipping Norton are now explained in written statement read out in Court 12 by Mark Bryant Heron for the crown.
This floating postman delivered to Castle Barn, the name of Charlie Brooks‘ home, on 16/07/11 (Jubilee Barn has no letterbox)
Postman says that mail delivered to Brooks’ Oxfordshire house on that Saturday before Rebekah arrested must have been around 10.30 am.
9.30 start tomorrow – finishing at 1pm because a juror appointment

Note: All the defendants deny all the charges. The trial continues.

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