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Carl Bridgewater Murder Case Statement

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With regards to the unsolved 1978 Carl Bridgewater murder case, Staffordshire Police is issuing the following statement.

Detective Chief Superintendent, Laurie Whitby-Smith said:

“Like all unsolved murder cases, Staffordshire Police conducts periodic reviews to ascertain if there is any new evidence available to take cases forward. This could be new evidence or revisiting existing evidence which may be subject to review based on advancing forensic science.

“Over many years, the Carl Bridgewater case has been subject of periodic reviews. Staffordshire Police is aware of, and has seen, the recent documentary, which aired on Channel 4, having been informed by the programme’s production company. We are now considering the content of the documentary to ascertain whether new information is available beyond what we already know. This process will inform what, if any, action is to be taken in the future.”


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