Evidence used to jail Barrow wife-killer is probed
Last updated at 08:48, Tuesday, 21 January 2014
EVIDENCE used to jail Barrow wife-killer Gordon Park is still being investigated by an independent watchdog.
The former Barrow teacher’s family launched a fresh bid to clear his name in 2010.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission says it cannot say how long the probe will take but added that it had been under active investigation for some time.
It will look at all the evidence and police files to see if the case should go before the Court of Appeal.
The CCRC investigates miscarriages of justice in the UK. It rarely considers cases in which the person has died.
Last year an inquest jury in Preston ruled that Park had killed himself. Park was found asphyxiated in his cell four years ago this month at HMP Garth in Leyland, Lancashire, where he was serving a life sentence for murdering his first wife Carol Park.
He bludgeoned her to death with an ice axe at their family home in Leece in 1976. He dumped her body in Coniston Water.
Park was jailed for life for his wife’s murder in January 2005 to serve a minimum of 15 years, but always maintained his innocence.
A CCRC spokesman said: “Our investigation is ongoing. We tend not to make predictions about how long an investigation is likely to take. The case is under active investigation and has been for some time.”
First published at 16:13, Monday, 20 January 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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