But it can now be disclosed that – to the concern of Mr Pearson’s legal team – the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) supplied original CCTV depicting the alleged assault in an amended format which gave a misleading impression of the incident.
Mark Bagshaw, the defence solicitor, said: “The CCTV was served on us in a way in which had been altered.
“The few seconds when my client walked past the alleged victim had been slowed down so it looked like he had more time to commit the alleged actions than he in reality did have.
“Instead of one frame per second it was running at one frame every two seconds.”
Mr Pearson’s legal team was forced to hire a specialist CCTV forensic expert to present the CCTV at the correct speed and then create a storyboard of the incident
I really would love to see some CPS bod come out and defend this decision. Because one of two things is true here.
1) Bagshaw, and his solicitor, are lying through their teeth.
2) We need that multi person gallows and stat.