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Lamplugh investigator: Police are following wrong line of enquiry

Former detective says he has given Met officers looking into the case new evidence that proves her appointment with 'Mr Kipper' was a false entry in her branch diary.

Nigel Lewis

A former Scotland Yard detective who has self-funded a three-year investigation into the disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh in 1986 has told The Negotiator that he has evidence that prove police efforts to solve the mystery continue to move in the wrong direction.

The comments by David Videcette come after the news this week that the Metropolitan Police has failed to find anything during a search of land around Drakes Broughton in Worcestershire.

This follows a similar search of land in Sutton Coldfield in November 2018 which also failed to unearth anything.

Videcette says he gave the Met’s Special Casework Investigation Team, who have been following up leads recently about the case, his new evidence on 24th June.

This includes written statements and evidence about Lamplugh’s disappearance, which he now hopes the team will act upon.

The former police officer says his investigation shows Lamplugh (left) did not have the keys to the property she had claimed to be showing ‘Mr Kipper’ at 37 Shorrolds Road, and that she did not go to the property on the day she disappeared.

He also claims Lamplugh made up the appointment in order to enable her to leave the office, despite it being short staffed, so that she could complete a personal errand.

“I wish to restate that the evidence which I have provided is completely new and points in an entirely different direction to that which the police have been following for the past 33 years,” he says.

Videcette also says his evidence does not point to John Cannan, the convicted murderer who police believe is linked to the case.

July 19, 2019

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