Imagery Analysis - Chronology of events and vehicle comparisons
EUROFINS FORENSIC SERVICES were asked to view CCTV footage from a range of Town Centre, commercial property and private CCTV cameras to calculate the timings of the sightings of three vehicles seen at various locations and confirm the make and model of each.
As a result of further investigations the Police recovered suspect vehicles and requested that we assess whether they were the vehicles used in the incident.
Working closely with the Police, a reconstruction of events was conducted that provided comparative imagery of the recovered vehicles from the same CCTV camera systems; the resultant closely matching views providing ideal images for comparison. We were unable to eliminate the recovered vehicles as candidates for those used in the incident. Based upon unique identification features we demonstrated a strong level of support for the contention that two of the suspect vehicles were used in the offence.
The resultant reports and supporting enhanced DVDs of the CCTV footage were pivotal in presenting the case in court and resulted in the conviction of the murderers and their accomplices.