Monday, March 13, 2006

St Jean Slandered ?

Via new blog Bye Bye Britain, by a London teacher married to a copper and preparing to leave Britain, the story that Jean de Menezes is under investigation as a potential rapist.

"According to the Sunday Mirror, the woman, in her early 20s, contacted police in the capital last month after seeing Mr de Menezes' photograph in the media.

She told officers he bore a striking resemblance to the man who raped her in a hotel room after she became separated from her friends while celebrating New Year's Eve 2002 in West London.

She apparently also gave police a DNA sample at the time which could be compared to genetic material from Mr de Menezes' body.

The de Menezes' solicitor Harriet Wistrich said the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is handling the probe into the 27-year-old's shooting, asked her several weeks ago whether a DNA sample could be taken for the rape investigation."

Interesting blog. I didn't realise UK TB rates are now so high (you'd never guess why) that Oz teachers have to have chest X-rays on return if theyve worked in a UK school for more than two years.

1 comment:

Two Passports said...

Thanks for the plug. I have linked to you. No word on the news yet about the progress of the de Menenzes story but I will keep it posted. If it does prove to be true it will be interesting to see if the family get as much attention from the press.