The Experts

In July 2004 the original scientific evidence was shown to have such serious deficiencies that Siôn Jenkins’ conviction was deemed unsafe, and his second appeal succeeded.

By the end of the second retrial, when that evidence had twice again been robustly challenged by the defence, the prosecution was almost dismissing its significance, and urging the jury instead to ‘look at the whole picture’ — rather a vague basis for a verdict.

  • The experts : The influence of ‘experts’ was crucial to the conviction of Siôn Jenkins in 1998.

  • Unprofessional conduct : Professor David Southall, notorious for his role in the tragic case of Sally Clark, was a key prosecution witness.