In this post I want to draw attention to a discrepancy between the evidence of DC Graham Coe and the report of Mr. Roy Green.
In an article in The Mail on Sunday of 8th August 2010 the former DC Coe is quoted as saying the following: "He was lying in the dirt near the base of the tree - in the area where there's no undergrowth.".
The quote is from page 12 column 4 of the printed version of the article.
However, in his report, Roy Green forensic statement 27 September 2003, the forensic biologist Mr. Roy Green states on page 8, "He was lying on his back in the undergrowth of nettles and brambles.".
DC Coe says the body was in an area where there's no undergrowth.
Mr. Green says the body was in "undergrowth of nettles and brambles".
How do we reconcile this glaring discrepancy?
One point to remember is that DC Coe saw the body around 09.40 on 18th July.
Mr. Green first saw the body a little after 14.00 on 18th July.
If, at 09.40 the body was lying where there was no undergrowth and at 14.00 of thereby the body was lying in nettles and brambles it looks as if someone moved the body.
One way to resolve the issue would be to compare the photographs taken in the morning of 18th July by PC Sawyer and those taken in the afternoon by Mr. McGee.
Interestingly, Dr. Shepherd was shown only the photographs taken by Mr. McGee. See Page 20 of Dr. Shepherd's report here: Forensic medical report by Dr Shepherd 16 March 2011.
Why wasn't Dr. Shepherd shown PC Sawyer's photographs?
Did Dominic Grieve withhold the morning photographs from Dr. Shepherd in order to conceal that there was photographic evidence that the body was moved?