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The Wimbledon Common Murder

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The true story of a vicious murder in London and the blunders that led to an innocent man being accused and the real murder escaping police clutches and going on to kill again.

Colin Stagg spent thirteen months on remand for the murder of Rachel Nickel before the judge threw out much of the so-called evidence. At the time – because of the way the tabloid newspapers b
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Published September 27th 2011
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Jan 19, 2016 David rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The true story of the murder or Rachel Nickell by Robert Napper and the attempts by the police to put Colin Stagg in the frame.

To those who think that the British criminal justice system is superior to the American legal system – this book will serve as a rude awakening!

The shocking story of an innocent man who spent 13 months on remand and 14 years in limbo because of police shenanigans and the incompetence of a psychologist working with them. Colin Stagg spent thirteen months in jail awaiting
Oct 02, 2011 David rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Can't really review it because I wrote it.
Oct 25, 2011 David rated it it was amazing
My old flatmate never lets me down. This one is non-fiction - an update of the Rachel Nickell case that he wrote about before, with Colin Stagg. This one is even better than the first because it's more concise. It follows a precise chronological order, cutting back and forth between Stagg, Robert Napper (the real murderer) and the murder/investigation itself. The pacing is good and the revelations even more shocking with the additional information that was not available to the press or public at ...more
Dec 18, 2012 Hannah rated it it was ok

I did not really enjoy this book. The author's use of english was predictable and his tone at times was patronising. I understand the book was written from Colin Stagg's point of view and that the accused was placed under a huge amount of pressure during the investigation and trial.

However, the author has glossed over many of the salient points as to why the police were first interested in Colin Stagg - the most important being that he had been convicted of indecent exposure on Wimbledon Common
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May 07, 2012 Lynda Kelly rated it liked it
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This was very good indeed. It was all about the miscarriage of justice regarding the girl called Rachel Nickell murdered on Wimbledon Common in front of her 3 year old son back in 1992.
The guy accused of it was a chap called Colin Stagg and it turned out many years later that he hadn't been the perpetrator at all !! I'd always been convinced myself he was guilty, I must say.
A lot of what "proved" his guilt was work police did with one of these criminal profilers. He took them in totally the wron
Jan 21, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
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Nov 11, 2012 Jack rated it liked it
A look at the investigation of Rachel's murder and how the police and the psychologist got it so terribly wrong.
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