In June Eddie’s wife, Paula Gilfoyle, who was eight and a half months pregnant, committed suicide by hanging herself in the garage of their home in Upton. The meeting is part of an odyssey that began 16 years ago and will continue until the prisoner, Eddie Gilfoyle, is cleared of a crime he says he. Law: the expert view Eddie Gilfoyle’s case demands immediate action Justice on trial Eddie Gilfoyle free after maintaining innocence for 18 years in jail.

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Whatever the reasons, the officer’s actions prevented an accurate reading of the body temperature being taken, which could have established the time of death, a factor that was later to be crucial. But this is no ordinary family gathering.

In the evening of 4 Juneyear-old Paula Gilfoyle eddke found hanging from a beam in the garage of the family home in Upton, Wirral. Click here to see more Tap here to see more Tap dddie to see more. Although he was freed in DecemberEddie will never be free until his name is cleared and we as the Eddie Gilfoyle Campaign will not stop until justice is served.

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Murder or suicide? Eddie Gilfoyle’s 16-year fight to clear his name

He later told investigators that his action was taken to “preserve her dignity”. Nineteen days after Paula’s death, on 23 June, a forensic scientist, Phillip Rydeard was at the Gilfoyle home with the police.

Your subscription will end shortly. Alison Halford was deputy chief constable of Merseyside when Gilfoyle was convicted. Two judges rule a decision not to refer his case back to the Court of the Appeal was not flawed. Gilfoyle’s case has twice been referred back to the court of appeal, but his claim to be a victim of a miscarriage of justice has been rejected. The case was settled out of court.

Speaking to the Guardian inPiper said the idea of her mixing up the two sisters, as suggested by the police, was ridiculous.

Accessibility Links Skip to content. A detective constable cut the rope and laid the dead body on the floor. Eddoe documents that are referred to, such as the original suicide letter, are available to be downloaded on the ‘Case Documents’ page. Accordingly, it appears Piper ecdie mistaken in regard to her recollection. Ironically, Halford was responsible for promoting Paul Caddick to sergeant and describes him as a “fine officer who dddie lost a career because of the Gilfoyle case”.


The home secretary should lift the lid on what has been a catalogue of errors resulting in the most unjust conviction of anybody in my 40 years in parliament. Echo Arena One year on: In a later statement, Rydeard said he discussed the possibility of finding other significant evidence, “such as ropes”.

Convicted wife killer Eddie Gilfoyle loses legal action – BBC News

She gllfoyle a friend was with her at the time and confirms her conversation with a pregnant woman. She also calls for “those responsible for his wrongful conviction to be called to account”.

Gilfoyle was jailed for life in He has always insisted his wife, who was found hanged in the garage of their home in Upton, Wirral, took her own life. She retired soon after and now advises the Conservatives on home affairs.

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Neither appeal involved the wide-ranging consideration of the efficiency of the investigation by Merseyside Police.

Her husband, Eddie, had earlier returned from work to find Paula missing and a suicide note in the kitchen. Following Gilfoyle’s conviction, Canter spoke to Paul Caddick and others and looked at other notes between Eddie and Paula – which he hadn’t seen before the trial. After the murder conviction, a member of the Merseyside Police Complaints Authority reported concerns over the force’s handling of the case and a detective chief superintendent from Lancashire police, Graham Gooch, carried out a reinvestigation.

It could be a run of the mill family get-together: Piper did not give evidence at Gilfoyle’s trial. She left the house at The case came before the high court in and Channel 4 mounted a defence based on their belief that the Merseyside police investigation into the murder of Paula Gilfoyle was fundamentally flawed. In July Eddie was convicted of murder and was given a life sentence. He has now used the last decade-and-a-half dismantling the evidence that convicted his wife’s brother of murder.

Please update your billing details here. Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription. Crime Football club bosses fear inside job after power tools used in stadium raid “They had far too much inside knowledge”. Her death was initially treated as suicide but police claimed Gilfoyle tricked her into writing the note and made her climb a ladder with a noose around her neck.


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Our child, a daughter, would have been 16 now and every day I wonder how she would have turned out,” he said. She has taken an interest in Gilfoyle’s case and has visited him in prison. In The News This is how to make your Best Nine on Instagram Some of you may be scratching your heads wondering how to create such as masterpiece.

More On Upton Wirral Crime. Eddie and Paula Gilfoyle on their wedding day, left. They took the suicide note to Professor David Canter, a gilfole of criminal profiling in the UK, who considered that it contained characteristics that were consistent with both Eddie and Paula’s writing styles. They listed nine alleged flaws by Merseyside police in their investigation into the death and expressed their “real and substantial concerns about the safety of Gilfoyle’s conviction”.

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The meeting is part of an odyssey that began 16 years ago and will continue until the prisoner, Eddie Gilfoyleis cleared of a crime he says he did not commit; a crime which his supporters say was never a crime in the first place. A subsequent police review of the response to the death criticised the cutting down of the body, stating that the action possibly destroyed valuable evidence.

Afterwards, the two eedie who acted for Channel 4 wrote to the Criminal Cases Review Commission expressing their concern at the conviction. The paragraph marked with an asterisk was replaced to give more detailed information about Professor David Canter’s involvement in the case.