Conflicting Statement & Evidence
Thomas Hamilton's Movements
STATEMENT 701/C - POLICE
Acting Detective Constable,
no. 605, Graham Capes, Criminal
Investigation Department, Stirling
- aged 26 - service 5 and a half years.
The Police Officer viewing
CCTV and Bank video tapes from male, fitting description of Hamilton
on 11th March, 1996 and 12th March 1996. Witness operated between
1st April 1996 and 3rd April 1996 along with non-witnesses.
Detective Constable Stolarek to identify Hamilton's
movements. This was established during the Police
Also including the movements of Hamilton
within the Clydesdale Bank, Murray Place,
Stirling, on Monday, 11th March 1996.
The video showed Hamilton as being within
the Clydesdale Bank between 0952 hours and
0959 hours on Monday, 11th March 1996.
He later viewed a cassette tape recorder from the
CCTV Room at Police Headquarters, Stirling, tape number 000256, dated
11th March 1996. Cameras numbers 8, 4 and 5, detail the movement
of a man fitting the description of Hamilton between 2214 hours and
2221 hours ranging from Goosecroft Road, Stirling to the Linden Avenue
Roundabout, Stirling. The witness also viewed tape number
00021, dated 12th March 1996. Camera number 6 on this tape details
the movements of a man fitting the description of Hamilton between
the early hours of 1205 hours and 1210 hours. [Ed.
~ I suspect he means: "the early hours of 0005 hours and 0010
hours."] Movements are ranging from Station Road,
Stirling, to Goosecroft Road, Stirling.
The witness also viewed tape number 000015, dated
12th March 1996 in which camera number 4 details the movements along
with camera number 5 of a man fitting the description of Hamilton
between the hours of 1210 and 1211. Movements from Wellgreen,
Stirling, to Burghmuir
Road, Stirling. The witness also viewed
tape number 00021 dated 12th March 1996 in which cameras number 5
and 6 detailed the movements for a white van fitting the description
of a Ford Escort motor van, registration number M394 KBO from Burghmuir
Roundabout, Stirling, towards Linden Avenue
The witness finally viewed
tape number 000346, dated 13rd March 1996. At
0844 hours, camera number 6 shows a white van fitting the description
Ford Escort white van, registration number M394 KBO travelling on
Burghmuir Road, Stirling, heading northwest towards Burghmuir Roundabout. LINK
Camera number 4, at 0846 hours shows the vehicle travelling
round the roundabout and appearing to exit towards Kerse Road, Stirling.
- Ends -
[Ed. ~ Question: Why
is there a discrepancy of 28 minutes from DC Capes' statement to the
Criminal Investigation Department and his later testimony to the Cullen
If they can follow Thomas Hamilton's movements on CCTV cameras, why
did he say the van was spotted at 0912 hours when it was earlier documented
by the Criminal Investigation Department as 0844? Why did they
suddenly try to steer clear of Thomas Hamilton's movements during
that potentially crucial period?]