TRIBUNALS OF INQUIRY (EVIDENCE) ACT
TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS
AT THE PUBLIC INQUIRY
INCIDENT AT DUNBLANE PRIMARY SCHOOL
on 13th MARCH, l996
THE HON LORD CULLEN
FRIDAY, 31st MAY, 1996
THE ALBERT HALLS,
DUMBARTON ROAD, STIRLING
(Shorthand Notes by Wm Hodge & Pollock Ltd Glasgow).
GRAHAM CAPES (KATE) (26),
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.
Now, 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.
And that was given to you by a sergeant in the
course of the investigation? - Yes.
Now, 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, yes.
The 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? - Yes.
Now, 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 of individuals.
Were you looking in part of that exercise for the
movements of a white van LINK?
Registration number M394 KBO? - Yes.
Now, 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.
What 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. LINK
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
Do you know what time was taken on the timed run?
- I am sorry, I don't know.
Just roughly from your own experience, what time
would you expect that journey to take? - I would say from there,
perhaps about 15 minutes.
And 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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