OF INQUIRY (EVIDENCE) ACT 1921.
TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS
AT THE PUBLIC INQUIRY
INCIDENT AT DUNBLANE
HON LORD CULLEN
FRIDAY, 31st MAY, 1996
DUMBARTON ROAD, STIRLING
by Wm Hodge & Pollock Ltd Glasgow).
CAPES (KATE) (26), Sworn:
EXAMINED BY MR.
BONOMY: I am still an acting Detective
Constable with Central Police.
I have been a police officer for five
and a half years.
I think that one of the items which you at one stage
handled in the course of this Inquiry was an audio
cassette tape recording of a telephone call? - Yes.
that was given to you by a sergeant in the course
of the investigation? - Yes.
what did that audio recording relate to? - I was told
by the sergeant that it related to a treble 9 call
received at the control room -- by Mr. Taylor.
That is a call
from Mr. Taylor? - Yes.
So that was actually
a recording made which the police do have
of the call Mr. Taylor made to the police
on the 999 Emergency Service system? - That is what I was informed,
other matter I want to ask you about is some research
you did into video tape recordings that show the movement
of people in streets and roads around Stirling?
what work did you do on that? - We were instructed
to view certain video tapes held at the CCTV Video
Room at Stirling Police
Office, in an attempt to try to trace the movements
Were you looking
in part of that exercise for the movements of a white
van? - Yes.
number M394 KBO? - Yes.
in the video recordings that you have observed for
the morning of the 13th March are you able to say
something about the movements of what looked like
that van? - Yes.
can you tell us? - I believe it was at 9.12,
one of the cameras showed a white van fitting the description of
that vehicle approaching the Boroughmuir roundabout
from Boroughmuir Road.
If that is right
and the vehicle was travelling at average speed towards Dunblane
how long would it take to get to Dunblane?
- I am not sure myself. I know a timed run was made.
Do you know what
time was taken on the timed run? - I am sorry, I don't know.
from your own experience, what time would you expect that journey
to take? - I would say from there, perhaps about 15 minutes.
can I take it that from the road that the van was
seen on it could in fact get on to the road to Dunblane?
- Yes, that is correct.
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